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Mario Merloni is the stalwart hero of the Book Of Mario series. Since he's a Heroic Mime, he is usually unaffected by the game's radical personality shifts... usually.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Asides from the intro and epilogue, Mario spends the entirety of 64 under the control of the Stellarvinden as a part of their plot to bring the War Up to 11.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Occasionally seems to have this in the response choices, such as when he has the option to tell a frightened Make to "piss off, nerd!"
  • Kavorka Man: Mario is nothing to write home about in the looks department, and sometimes comes across as a Jerkass who keeps the company of absolute lunatics, but basically every characterfemale and male alike — flirts with or tries to have sex with him at some point.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Referred to as being pregnant and/or a mother several times, and apparently gives birth to King K's child.
  • Only Sane Man: Pretty much the only character who isn't a Cloud Cuckoo Lander, though even he occasionally displays some odd tendencies.
  • Really Gets Around: He has relations with many people throughout his journeys.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He turns out to be Merlon's son, while in the games his parents' identities are unknown.
  • Teeny Weenie: Sir Snow describes him as "the smallest thing (he's) ever seen." Given that Mario's reaction to Snow kissing him is... less than enthusiastic, it's more likely that Mario's just not into guys, though that doesn't stop plenty of men from trying to get in his overalls (and King K, of all people, is apparently successful).
  • Unwitting Pawn: In 64, to the Stellarvinden, who use him to regain their powers and the Star of Rodin to start the War.
  • Victorian Novel Disease: Mario is carrying countless diseases, from syphilis, to botulism, to lung cancer, to even more, while suffering no obvious symptoms.

Princess of Peaches / Prince Peach

"Who am I?!?!"

The prince/ss of several kingdoms, most notably Persia. S/he is kidnapped by the 10-Nauties at the start of the game, and endures the captivity of the aggressively lustful TEC for most of the adventure.

  • Ambiguous Gender: The game can't seem to decide whether Peach is male or female. While random pronoun switches happen with several other characters, Peach's uniquely vary in nearly every other sentence. S/he also seems to struggle with their identity at several points.
  • Black Comedy Rape: TEC strongly implies that he will force himself on Peach following their first interaction, but s/he's completely nonplussed.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Even by Book of Mario standards, it's clear that they're... not quite all there.
  • Imperiled in Pregnancy: Implied. Lewis said that s/he was expecting at the beginning of 64.
  • Interspecies Romance: Quickly settles into one with TEC, once he eases up on the sexual assault.
  • Noodle Incident: Early dialogue has Peach making reference to being arrested in the past.
  • Skewed Priorities: In 64, s/he at one point says that s/he's hard and needs to focus on homicide. In Thousands of Doors, s/he offers to give TEC "a blow" during their first conversation and rolls with him forcing himself on him/her, but angrily objects to dancing with him.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Couldn't be less bothered by TEC's predatory tendencies, and says at one point that "pain can also be joy".
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to have this kind of relationship with Tinka in Book of Mario 64.


Lewis Pantallona Merloni is Mario's brother, who stays at home in 64 while writing a secret newspaper called The Official Lewis in the basement. He goes on his own adventure in Thousands of Doors.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: In 64, he says in his newspaper that the exciting journey Mario is going on is wrong, and warns Mario's partners to beware of him. The player would initially assume he's jealous or it's just a translation quirk, but he's absolutely right, as Mario is possessed by the Stellarvinden.
  • Humble Goal: His secret desire is to stay in bed.
  • Unknown Rival: He really hates Todd, a Frog hiding in the Princely Palace. Todd has no idea who he is.


God Olivier Browser

Mario's Ex and longtime nemesis. In 64 he steals the Star of Rodin in an attempt to grant his own wishes and rule the world, while in Thousands of Doors he goes rogue and starts following his trail for somewhat unclear reasons.

  • Badass Gay: A powerful military leader who mainly shows interest in men, and was in a relationship with Mario at some point.
  • Dead All Along: The real Olivier Browser died at the end of 64. Section 6 of Thousands of Doors reveals that God Browser is a fake version made out of glass.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: His quest begins when Kamopa Kamopa tells him that someone "broke the princess", enraging him. If this was his motive, however, he loses sight of it very quickly.
  • Hero Antagonist: In 64 he plans to take over the world with the Star of Rodin, but this is an attempt to stop the Stellarvinden from committing genocide, starting the War, and using Mario as their pawn. Additionally, many of the areas under his control are ruled by bosses with good intentions, and defeating them tends to make things worse.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: The entire final fight in 64 was Browser trying to save Mario from the control of the Stellarvinden.
    Mario! Do you remember? You have to give up! Win the day!
  • Locked Out of the Loop: To an even greater extent than the original TTYD; it's not entirely clear what he's after, and he has no idea of the other stories going on around him.
  • Nature Hero: Is stated to be an environmentalist on multiple occasions throughout 64, and has minions that run on ecopetrol.
    "Who is the best, most irresistible, solid environmentalist?"-A Quiz question, the answer is Browser
  • Physical God: With the Star of Rodin, he's almost completely invincible. In Section 4 of Book of Mario 64 Kamopa reveals Browser commands God, and the boss of Section 7 is the King of Kings, who directly states he's a minion of Browser.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: God Browser apparently had no idea he was a glass decoy of the real Browser.

Kamopa Kamopa

Browser's right-hand woman. She is one of the smartest characters in the series, if only by virtue of sometimes knowing what's going on.

  • Anti-Villain: One of her lines in the final battle of 64 implies that she and Browser were trying to save the world, and Mario (or, well, the Stellarvinden possessing Mario) is attempting to destroy it.
    "You're not a hero! Do you think we're stupid enough to sit and watch life be destroyed?"
  • Kick the Dog: She murders Jeff the gate in 64's prologue.
  • Repetitive Name: Her full name is Kamopa Kamopa Koopa Koopa.

Characters in Thousands of Doors



"I came, Mario! You finna!"
The first of the Feast members encountered, Goombell Goomba is the sex-crazed (yet still clever) student of Honesty Professor Caesar Reality. She agrees to join Mario's quest out of a combination of adventurous spirit and Prof. Reality telling her to.

  • All Women Are Lustful: Constantly utters slutty phrases, such as her infamous "I came!"
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Shouts "Can we get a bigger cock?!" in Section 3, when Mario is about to face Hawc Green.
  • Brainless Beauty: Downplayed. While there's some common knowledge she is missing out on, she is smart enough to do an Enemy Scan. Toadsworth lampshades the idea when he calls her "Beautiful Stupid" for not knowing who Peach is.
  • Captain Obvious: Some of her advice can be painfully obvious.
    Uh, I think its better to win first...
  • Catchphrase: "I came!"
  • Character Development: At the end of the game, she seems to finally realize that constantly yelling out "I came!" isn't very appropriate, as she stops herself from saying it at the end of her email to Mario.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Her email at the end of the game says that she's stuck working for Frank forever, and she begs for Mario to save her, because she's desperate.
  • Female Misogynist: Goombell states in Section 2 that she does not believe in girls.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite the fact her mind is focused mostly on nymphomaniacal goals, she knows a fair amount about how the war is conducted, such as how Pilots spy on the opposing side through computer networks, that Belda is a key figure in one of the armies involved in it, and that the Yuxi are not independent beings, but unthinking puppet drones of Jen Yux, the creator and head of the X-Naut labs. In addition, she is smart enough to, despite her overpowering lust, stat out every enemy in the game with relative certainty, and note the stats down in her notebook.
  • Handicapped Badass: Her dialogue is full of red flags indicating some sort of vision disorder, referring to an Extinct Green (Jungle Fuzzy) as blue, stating that a Bone Tomato (Red Bones) is a "red bear," and seeing a Bullshit (Cleft) as a comic book. She is still a capable fighter, and a learned scholar, despite this.
  • Hated Hometown: Occasionally expresses a dislike for Rogueporto, such as exclaiming "I do not want this city!" after seeing Mario get robbed of half his coins.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Downplayed. In her Blah regarding a Spain, she states she is just barely a teen at 19 years old, though her libido isn't lacking in any regard.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Implied during her first major conversation with Mario.
    I'm here! I hate it! Everywhere and everywhere is abnormal! Sucks!
  • Ms. Exposition: Essentially what the Blah command allows her to do in regards to enemy stats/trivia.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: One dialogue of hers early on in the game mentions she has a hatred of blacks, as well as not believing in girls.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Implied. She is apparently warned when she needs to do something, somehow. This is apparently how she knows when to ask for information.
  • Nonindicative Name: Her last name "Goomba" is this, seeing as Goombas are actually called "Fish" in this universe.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: Gender-inverted. In the tutorial fight, Goombell exclaims "Candy! You know it's bad!"
  • Sex Is Violence: If the tutorial battle is any indication, she considers fighting and sex to be the same thing.
  • War Is Hell: A firm believer of this. In Section 3, she states the war "is too much."
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is apparently afraid of spiders, and is disgusted by Errors (Bloopers).


"I don't care, father. I'm empty."
The second member of the Mario's band who is encountered, Carbon Christ is a highly psychopathic Troop of KSD hailing from Bad Fortress. While he joins Mario's band to help defeat Hoko Saba, his ultimate personal goal is to end all fathers, including his own father Koopley.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original TTYD, Koops was a shy-but-kind person who was struggling to assert himself. Carbon, on the other hand, is a psychopath with a god complex, threatens to destroy his hometown and kill his own father, and seems to be a megalomaniac.
  • A God Am I: Considering he often refers to himself as Christ and declared to be a Prince at one point, its pretty easy to assume he views himself in this light.
  • Archnemesis Dad: While his hatred in general extends to all fathers, Carbon has an ESPECIALLY great disdain for his own dad Koopley.
  • Ax-Crazy: A bloodthirsty megalomaniac who wants to murder his own father (along with everyone else's), destroy his hometown, and conquer Glitzville among other places.
  • Badass Boast: Gives one to the Queen of Shadows in Section 8, after she is made vulnerable.
    You were talking? Payment time!
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: During his first few interactions with Mario, Carbon doesn't actually seem very different from Koops (asides from being much weirder). Once his true self is revealed, however, he basically always remains in the "bitch" part.
  • Bi the Way: While Koo Koopie is still his Love Interest, he also seems to be attracted to Mario.
  • Blood Knight: To go along with his other psychopathic traits, Carbon is just as violent as one would expect him to be.
  • Covert Pervert: Occasionally brings up being "hard" in random, unrelated conversations, but he doesn't bring it up often enough for anyone to really notice.
  • Doomed Hometown: Played with. He is the one who wants to destroy it, after eating Hoko Saba.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Carbon is surprisingly okay with Mario taking the Yoshi Egg with them, stating that not even he could hate an unborn child.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Seems to demonstrate knowledge of being a video game character during his conversation with Doopley, who is also a Fourth-Wall Observer.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The amount of people who Carbon doesn't hate can be counted on one hand, and similarly, the amount of people who don't hate him can also be counted on a single hand.
  • Non Sequitur: Everyone has a habit of saying these, but Carbon's tend to be even more random and out of place. For example, he introduces himself to Mario with a very awkward and one-sided conversation that mentions something about a "forgotten uterus" that never comes up again. Even Goombell is confused.
    We have chestnuts.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: While he mainly voices his desire to end all fathers, his violent hatred extends to most other life as well, with very few exceptions.
  • Only Friend: Though "friend" may be abit of a stretch, the Yoshi Kid is one of the very, very few characters Carbon admits to not hating.
  • Patricide: His ultimate goal is to "end all fathers," including his own.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He refers to the people who mocked him for crying as "people with disabilities," with what most assume to be contempt.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Your only Feast member who has evil motives. He even lampshades this, saying, "You will regret everything!" as soon as he joins.
  • Untrusting Community: Downplayed. Koopley tells Mario "Do not cooperate with Carbon," but the rest of the Bad Fortress inhabitants seem to think he is merely misguided, with Koo Koopie attempting to convince Mario to help Carbon realize the path he's on isn't good for him.
  • Warrior Poet: Can be surprisingly well-spoke, despite the whole being a massive psychopath thing.
    It is the blessed tree and I, Christ, as you are the stars.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Carbon reveals he suffers from depression in Section 5. This is given Foreshadowing as early as Section 1, where he states to Koopley that he's "empty."

Sir Snow

"My! Good Drama. I think we should do something now, right?"
A war veteran suffering from PTSD and an urge to return to the battlefield, Sir Snow is the 3rd member of Mario's band encountered. Formerly a renowned actress before transitioning, he joins the Feast Members out of gratitude for Mario retrieving his lost necklace and as a way to relive the "drama" of war.

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Asks if a spirit can exist at one point, seemingly undeterred by the fact that he is one.
  • Badass Gay: He mentions a "favorite chain," and states he wanted to "be a scandal without him." Implying that he has a boyfriend that he wants to marry, which would result in a scandal if he was seen being romantic without said boyfriend.
  • Blood Knight: Sir Snow wants nothing more then to return to the battlefield of war.
  • Blow You Away: Comes with being a wind spirit.
  • Colonel Kilgore: Despite having been pulled from the war for developing various mental illnesses, he desperately wants to return to the "drama" of the battlefield.
  • Drama Queen: A gender-swapped example. He quit being an actor due to considering the drama to be "fake", and later joined the war purely to experience "real" drama.
  • The Fashionista: As mentioned under Badass Gay, there is a man he wants to marry. He wants Mario to find his necklace so he can emphasize his beauty for the day he plans to propose.
  • Gender Flip: A slightly different example. Madame Flurrie from the original TTYD is a female, but Sir Snow is a Transgender female-to-male.
  • Nonindicative Name: The name implies he'd be ice inclined, but as mentioned under Blow You Away, Sir Snow is a wind spirit.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Possibly. He claims to have he was "not born for centuries!", implying he is either only decades old or has been around for at least a millennium.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Fought in the war and suffers from PTSD.
  • Tastes Like Purple: Apparently has Synesthesia, based off some dialogue from Section 5.
    Oh dear... The big sound is pink again...
  • Transgender: Mentions being an actress in the past.

Yoshi Kid / Happy

"This is bullshit. What have we here?"
The fourth member of the Feast Members encountered, the Yoshi Kid was initially encountered by Mario and friends as an egg in Glitz City. Upon hatching, she quickly demonstrates her boisterous and foul-mouthed personality while also deciding to join Mario's band out of respect for him. The game's default name for her is "Happy".


"Thank god... At least I'm punishing myself now..."
The youngest sister of the three shaded shadows, Viviana Beldt is initially introduced in Section 2 as an enemy to Mario, fighting for the 10-Nauties alongside her sisters Belda and Lyn, of whom she appears to be in an abusive relationship with. During Section 5, however, she has a falling out with her sisters and decides to join Mario's band out of gratitude towards him and becoming tired of being the designated Chew Toy of her sisters.

Admiral Bob

"HUP! HUP! WOT WOT!?! Yobie boobs... PIRATES! Where are the pirates?!?"

A blind old sailor hiding out in Rogueporto, mourning his late wife Scarlett. Despite being recruited to Mario's band after Flavio's ill-fated terrorist expedition, he remains somewhat shrouded in mystery.

  • Death Seeker: He's fine with dying on the island, and in the Sheltered Residence, he tells Mario that they should get cancer.
  • Handicapped Badass: Bob is apparently blind, but he's still capable of dishing out some serious hurt.
  • I Have Many Names: He is alternately referred to as Bob, Bobbery, Bobby, and Big Bob.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Contradictory dialogue and excerpts of the letter (which was written from Scarlett's perspective, but apparently by Bob immediately after Scarlett's death) imply that his wife either died of illness, was a sailor herself and died on the sea, or was murdered by Bob for being disloyal.
  • Official Couple: Implied; near the end of the game, he is said to be "in Cortze", implying that the two are somehow sleeping together.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: According to him, Bob has always wanted to be a princess.
  • Western Terrorists: He references voting and "the Capital", and goes along with Flavio's attempted attack on the United States after being convinced by a letter he apparently wrote to himself. Said letter also hints that he might once have been at risk of getting the death penalty.

Mr. Mowz

"I'm Mr. Mowz, The Nipple World Thief! Oh my dear ♡"
A professional thief encountered numerous times throughout the Mario's adventure, Mr. Mowz is a male Mouser who works as a Medal shopkeeper in Rogue Harbor when not in his Secret Identity. Also an optional party member, he can become Feast Member if a player so chooses, joining the band out of gratitude after Mario retrieves a badge he was attempting to find but had been unable to.

  • Ambiguous Gender: The game can't seem to decide if they're a female who just uses "Mr." in her title or if hes actually a male. For the sake of simplicity, we'll just stick with male pronouns.
  • Annoying Video-Game Helper: Invoked. One of his combat abilities is called Annoy—his annoyance is how he helps Mario.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Refers to kisses as "blank stares".
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: Mouse Burglar, but still. He attempts to carry himself with a certain air of elegance at the very least.
  • Decoy Leader: Believes himself to be the leader of Mario's team after joining it, but Mario still obviously remains the actual leader.
  • Gender Swap: Maybe. The game is never concrete on what gender Mowz is, but it does lean towards "male", which would make him different from TTYD Mowz, who is a female.
  • Mage Killer: His Relaxing Love attack apparently does this, attacking an enemy's spirit medium to bypass their defense.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite his title being "The Nipple World Thief", he does not seem to steal nipples nor does he live in a world made of nipples.
  • Only in It for the Money: Averted. He says he expects a salary upon joining with Mario, but Mario never actually pays him anything and yet he remains a party member.
  • Secret Identity: Mr. Mowz's true identity is that of a medal shopkeeper in Rogue Harbor. The only change between his normal identity
  • She Is the King: Is sometimes referred to with female pronouns, but goes by "Mr." instead of "Mrs."
  • Suicide Dare: Tells Mario "Somewhere in this place are features that will help you with hanging yourself" upon their meeting in Hocktail House.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: The description of his Pirate Kiss ability implies that he thinks killing enemies is useless.
  • Victory Is Boring: Claims at one point that the only problem he has is that he has no more problems.

     Supporting Characters 

1 TEC-20

"Don't sleep, princess."

The 10-Nauties' supercomputer and Prince Peach's warden. He has a perverse fixation on Prince Peach, but helps her out despite his occasional monstrousness.

  • Black Comedy Rape: Insinuates that he will do this to Peach when s/he returns to the bedroom following their first meeting, even warning him/her not to sleep. S/he doesn't seem to mind.
  • The Casanova: He first attempts to woo Peach, imploring him/her to flirt back and bragging that he has "the greatest car in the world". This appears to immediately win Peach over, as s/he calls him lovely and responds well to his more aggressive behavior.
  • Character Development: Peach's affection gradually turns him from an abuser with a god complex to something closer to his canon personality.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He makes Grodan out to be a harmless, cowardly Nice Guy, which couldn't be further from the truth. Grodan eventually forces him to get an abortion before "deporting him".
    Grodan is terribly afraid. He is a very good boy. That's great.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Grodan reveals that TEC is pregnant, implicitly from his and Peach's sexual encounters.

Honesty Professor Caesar Reality

"You can try X to defend yourself against objects that society has thrown away."

Goombell's mentor, an extremely eccentric old professor who tends to ramble incoherently. Despite teetering on the brink of madness, he helps Mario's band however he can.


"Yes! Destroy their city!"

One of the residents of the Big Tree in Bad Forest. He manages to escape the 10-Nauties' invasion and seeks to rescue his sister, with whom he is disturbingly close.


"This is the price of war, Mr. Gunsales."

Prosecutor Grubba's cold-hearted secretary. She is conspiring against him in secret, but doing a pretty terrible job of it.

  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: To an extent. She accepts that War Is Hell and nothing can change it, and has nothing to say about the part of the contract that implies Grubba can force himself on Mario and can't be stopped until he releases him.
  • Nasal Weapon: She is said to be able to detach her nose and throw it, though we never see this in action.
  • Word Salad: Her attempts at directing Mario to uncover Grubba's crimes come off more like brief, incoherent spam emails than actual cryptic hints, making her role in Mario's investigation rather insignificant.


"Everything went well... I am still full of terrorism..."

A foolish, egotistical pirate captain looking for a crew — or so it seems. He's actually a terrorist mastermind, seeking to carry out an explosive attack on the United States.

  • Adaptational Villainy: And how.
  • Ax-Crazy: The failure of his initial mission and being shipwrecked on a nearby island doesn't dissuade him; his journal maintains that "we are still here to kill".
  • Bad Boss: When Bob is missing and wounded, Flavio sends Mario out to cut his neck.
  • Mad Bomber: Sails to the U.S. with a ship full of Bob-Ombs, singing the whole way about his "heart full of terrorism" and the imagery of things exploding.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: At first, he doesn't seem to be that different from the Flavio of normal TTYD. Once the voyage begins, however, he reveals himself to be a cruel, monstrous terrorist, which most of his crew initially go along with.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: He never actually explains his reasoning, so whether it's something to do with the war or he's just a crazy sadist is unknown.

     Minor Characters 


"Eliminating wild flowers, looking at the dust... This city seemed nice a decade ago, but now I see the world differently. I want Petalburg back, Carbon."

Carbon's father, a jovial man who couldn't be further from his Ax-Crazy son. He's been hiding out in Hoko Saba's stomach (or, apparently, her womb) since failing to defeat her years ago.

  • The Atoner: He says that he found himself while he had been eaten by Hoko Saba. Given Carbon's claims that they created existence together, and that Koopley tells Mario not to cooperate with him, he seems to regret what he'd done during that time.
  • Physical God: Carbon states they both invented everything ten years ago. Given Carbon's raging god complex, it is unlikely he would lie about someone other than him who wields the power to do that.
  • Wrecked Weapon: He states that while getting into Hoko Saba's castle and fighting her was "okay," he also says that Hoko Saba ended up breaking "Barbara's knife," during the fight, which is why he lost.

Don Pablo "Pant" Piano

"I don't care if the money is real or not. Get it?"

The director of the Plant Association, a large crime syndicate in west Rogue Harbor.

  • Affably Evil: He doesn't just give Mario a ticket to the Glitzville transport; he offers him the entire zeppelin!
  • Mood-Swinger: Switches wildly between polite, even overt kindness and cruel abuses of power, apropos nothing.
  • Scarpia Ultimatum: Insinuates that Mario's companion should strip for him and "make [him] feel... happy" after making a veiled threat of violence toward both of them.

Francesco and Frank

Don Piano's daughter and one of his lieutenants, who've run away together. While seemingly idyllic, their relationship is anything but normal.

  • Actual Pacifist: Frank. He wants to use the Plant Association's power to pass out cookies, and when dragged back to Don Piano's office, he does not resist and begs for any punishment to be on him rather than Francesco.
  • Ax-Crazy: Francesco claims to be the Devil and openly endorses murder.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Frank turns out to be Don Piano's son, raising all sorts of questions about the love affair.
  • Odd Couple: An Actual Pacifist and a ruthless Satanic Archetype... not to mention that they're apparently siblings.
  • The Starscream: Despite his peaceful nature, Frank voices a desire to take over the mafia well before Piano gives him permission.
  • Transgender: Francesco is implied to be trans and formerly Piano's son, though the game's pronoun and naming confusion makes it a bit inconsistent.

Ghost T

A ghostly Toad haunting More Coffee Machines. He owns a cursed book, The Day of Wrath, which supposedly contains the secrets of the war and can bring about world peace if it is ever read. May or may not be Jesus himself.

  • All-Powerful Bystander: This random ghost Toad has the power to completely end the war at any time, but he chooses not to and actively stops Mario from trying to use it.
  • Deadly Book: Inverted. The Day of Wrath can apparently end the war, but Ghost T will kill Mario if he tries to use it.
  • Jerkass: He could end all of the conflicts facing the world by just opening his book. He just doesn't want to.
  • The Spook: Pun intended. Who he is, how he came into possession of The Day of Wrath, and why such a powerful entity is haunting a random train car is left to interpretation. He might be the spirit of Jesus, but it's unclear.


Big High Grodan

"On the day of the famous day, I will throw the world into the depths of terrorism!"

The leader of the 10-Nauties, one of the key factions in the war. He may or may not have been involved in starting the conflict, but he seeks to prolong it by releasing the Queen of Shadows. Eventually revealed to be leading both the Nazi Community and the Iranian Marines, somehow.

  • Colonel Kilgore: It's ambiguous whether he was pulling the strings behind the war all along or is just one of many parties fighting in it, but he's certainly keeping it going and dead set on winning.
  • Gratuitous Nazis: Is revealed to be the leader of the Nazi Community near the end of Section 8, possibly meaning the 10-Nauties were just a Nazi front.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: "I do not care what a woman says."
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: It's hard to get more politically incorrect than a sexist warmonger who eventually outs himself as a Nazi leader.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Curses very frequently, even by Book of Mario standards.

Mr. Krump

Grodan's Dragon, a rather useless man grieving the death of his daughter. Despite working for a warmonger, he hopes to end the conflict with as few casualties as possible.

  • Affably Evil: Fairly polite to Mario's band, and demonstrates none of his boss's aimless cruelty.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Regardless of his personal tragedy, he did name his Mini-Mecha "Big Ass".
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: It's hard not to feel a bit bad for the guy, between his daughter's death and how little he manages to accomplish before his final defeat.
  • Older Than They Look: If his daughter is Cortze, he must be extremely ancient, seeing as Cortze has been dead for centuries.
  • Tragic Villain: He talks about his daughter's premature death in one of his first lines, and it seems to be central to his motivations.


"Beauty with three videos! I see two, but you're here and are a HORSE!!!"

Vivian's abusive big sister.


Vivian's older sister, who doesn't play an extremely important role.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Averted, she is the only character who's close to her canon personality. Since she didn't have much dialogue in the original game, there is very little for Google Translate to work with.
  • Informed Poverty: According to Goombella, she is the poorest of the sisters. Not that we actually get to see it.
  • Only Sane Woman: Described as such by Fatguy 703.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Described by Goombell as such, even though she has no visible tail. They are called the "Shadow Sirens" so it's kinda fitting.

Hoko Saba

The dragon who terrorizes Bad Fortress and ate Carbon's father, Koopley. Possibly a lesbian, definitely a complete weirdo.

Mr. Mr. Prosecutor Grubba

"They say shootings are the smell of society..."

The leader of Glitzville, in charge of recruiting and training new soldiers for the war while the rich and powerful use the platform as shelter. While he seems to be a smooth-talking manager, he's barely hiding his grief-induced insanity over the death of his son, and has developed a number of bizarre fixations.

  • Affably Evil: Unfailingly polite to Mario, eventually coming to address him as a surrogate son.
  • Amoral Attorney: His name implies this, but we never see him practice law.
  • Arms Dealer: He sells weapons (particularly dynamite), trains soldiers, and generally helps manage the war from up high.
  • Children Are Special: Has become obsessed with this idea since the death of his own child. He rambles constantly about children, is motivated by the idea of them, and wants to take the next champion of the Glitz Pit as his new son.
  • Evil Is Petty: The end-of-chapter narration completely undercuts his entire motivation, stating that he just wanted to use the Star's power to drive a car. He also claims that he drained Prince Mush because Mush found Grubba's "secret pumpkin".
  • Hypocrite: His son is implied to have died in the war, but his entire job is taking advantage of the conflict and perpetuating it with new weapons and soldiers, even if he does intend to use his power to stop it eventually.
  • Motive Rant: Goes on a long and vaguely coherent one when Mario finally confronts him, involving children, his job being hard, and having to do many illegal things back in the day.
  • Sanity Slippage: Got hit with this bad after his son's death. It's a miracle he's even able to form semi-coherent sentences anymore, let alone do his job.
  • Stepford Smiler: He rarely ever drops his cheerful smile, even when he's clearly upset or saying something truly alarming.
  • Tragic Villain: One of the most tragic characters in the whole story.

Hawc Green

''"Hey, do you think Hawc Green tells the network? I do not think so! You have sex, you dress badly, you're hot, with no belt, cables! Does your mother teach something to your mom?!?"

The very weird champion of Grubba's training program. He speaks entirely in non sequiturs and seems to be obsessed with babies.

  • Badass Gay: The champion of Pitty Glitz, and revealed to be married to Bowser at the end of Section 6.
  • Blood Knight: Regardless of how he expresses it, he certainly has a thing for battle.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: How does he respond to Mario and the band climbing the ranks? He sends them a poisoned cake that is specifically meant to make Mario miscarry his and King K's child.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite being called Hawc Green, he's actually yellow.
  • Non Sequitur: On a level unmatched by nearly anyone else. Nothing he says makes any sense, leaving him aggressively stringing together unrelated words to brag and taunt with.
  • Straw Nihilist: Goombell's Blah reveals that he is bored with everything and believes life is lacking.
  • Verbal Tic: He mentions babies a lot, though unlike Grubba's more personal fixation, it appears to be nothing more than a nonsensical insult he uses frequently. Though he does try to make Mario miscarry.



A strange entity inflicting a curse on Afternoon City. Despite implications of godlike status, he's barely treated like a threat, and later joins Belda's party as a lackey.

  • Fourth-Wall Observer: He seems to be aware that he's not only in a video game, but a badly mistranslated one, at that.
  • The Spook: One of the game's most elusive characters. He has no clear past or motivation, and is constantly spouting cryptic dialogue that is hard to understand.


A long-deceased pirate ghost haunting the island of Boat Rent, controlling an army of Sins. She is actually Mr. Krump's late child.

  • Affably Evil: Genuinely friendly, bordering on innocent. She torments Mario's group with Sins and is the main obstacle of the chapter, but they were sailing with Flavio to attack the United States.
  • Official Couple: Revealed to be in some kind of sexual relationship with Bob by the end of the game.

Queen of Shadows

"Hey, hey... You're witnessing my harvest..."

An extraordinarily powerful entity that once destroyed Rogue Harbor and may have helped start the war, and now slumbers in the Sheltered Residence beneath it. Grodan wants to collect the Glass Stars in order to awaken her, plunging the world into the depths of terrorism. She uses Peach's body as a host for the first portion of the battle.

  • The Anti-God: Often referred to as the Supergod, hinting at her unfathomable power.
  • Cats Are Mean: The prologue suggests she was once a cat who was sealed away after causing the disaster.
  • Constantly Curious: She's very curious about Grodan and who he is, and about how Mario has diseases but remains healthy.
  • Creepy Child: Her spirit form is apparently a child.
  • Physical God: She's often referred to as a Supergod, showing her extreme power. Mario defeats her anyway.

Characters in Book of Mario 64



"What a hell! Really! I can go, Goomb! Can I die?"

Goverman Bob Goombar is a Gum from Villa de Goomb, who, like the rest of his family, is extremely politically incorrect.

  • Armoured Closet Gay: Judging by his reaction to Ceramics, he's this.
  • Character Development: After defeating the King of Kings, Goverman starts to question his religion and becomes more positive and accepting of homosexuality.
  • Fantastic Racism: Not that he has much of anything positive to say about anything, but he especially loathes Shame Boys. Not a Tattle goes by without Goverman insulting them in some way.
  • The Fundamentalist: A very religious person, also looks down on basically anyone who doesn't adhere to his beliefs.
  • Heroic BSoD: He emotionally shuts down after gossiping about the sun in Caeau Blodaua and realizing all plants will eventually meet death, just like his day of happiness.
  • Love at First Sight: He thinks Ceramics is the most wonderful thing he's ever seen upon meeting him.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: During his tattle on the Lighthouse God in Section 4, Goverman reveals that he does not regard himself as one of Mario's friends. Given his hate-filled character, this is hardly surprising.
    "Your friends and me (ahem) will also be destroyed."
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Holy SHIT does he take this trope and pole vault over the moon with it. Goverman is ridiculously racist, homophobic, and prejudiced against basically everyone that isn't a member of his family or part of Mario's band.
  • Princess Phase: A male version; he really wants to be a princess.
  • Time Master: His attack "Load" allows him to download the infinity of time.


A KSD Soldier from Koopa City whose hat is stolen by a Smoker.
  • Playing with Fire: His "Hell" move sprays flame foam on all enemies on the ground.
  • Transgender: Implied to be female-to-male. He introduces himself by saying he can't stop menstruating, despite being male.


A female Bob who introduces herself as being in charge of the Office of Management and Budget.
  • Control Freak: When she joins Mario's party, she immediately realizes she can't tell Mario what to do, as he's the leader. She isn't happy about it... and does it anyway.


"You are the savior! I wish I could be rewarded for your help."

A Skydiver who works as a postman but is terrible at his job, mainly due to not knowing how it works.

  • Achilles' Heel: Swallows are capable of performing deadly attacks on him. Luckily, it never seems to come into play.
  • Going Postal: The letter sidequest makes him completely done with everything, and he joins Mario to wreak havoc on the world.
  • Sanity Slippage: The letter sidequest takes a huge toll on his sanity. By the time he's reached Goombape, he tells the man to hang himself.


"Die! With a nuke!"

The wedding princess of Boo House. She is married to Abu Boots Alcohol, who doesn't treat her very well, and is also the head of a satanic cult trying to sacrifice Tubbs Fat.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Hoo freaking boy, It might be safe to say she's Book of Mario 64's equivalent of Carbon in this regard. Canon Lady Bow is just a rich Boo who wants to save her people from being Eaten Alive by Tubba Blubba. She might be unapologetic about scaring the living daylights out of him, since it's just in her nature, but she still backs off him and sticks with Mario to help save the world. Lady Garlic, on the other hand, joins to finish a botched sacrifice on Saint Tony Tubbs Fat (who's implied to be her own son) to Satan, ruin his mental tranquility, and mentions wanting to abolish love.
  • Domestic Abuse: It's implied she's being abused by her husband, Abu Boots Alcohol, and needs to use her Real Vision to avoid his wrath.
  • Freudian Excuse: There's some implications that her cruelty and atrocities may be a form of coping for her. She's abused by her husband, and according to Scientist, she's had to bear witness to a huge amount of suffering in Dubai.
  • The Scottish Trope: Apparently, her real name has been revoked by heaven itself, likely due to the many unspeakable atrocities she has committed in the name of Satan, so the Bumpies simply call her "Garlic" in reference to how she smells.


A tiny light bulb who was imprisoned by Lighthouse God. She starts out in horrible pain from the glass shards from her lantern prison.
  • Death Seeker: If Mario uses Bowler on her lantern she wonders why it didn't blow her to death.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She has low self-esteem and thinks she isn't of use to anyone, but high heels are.
  • Missing Mom: Unlike vanilla 64, where her mother is offscreen but alive, here she's dead.
  • Tsundere: If Mario tries to leave she says she's not leaving him, only to immediately change her mind and ask him to leave her alone.


"Oh, Shit...I'm safe. I feel a lot of pain."

A Chep Cheese who sells drugs to the children of Vas Yoshi, whom she's supposed to be supervising.

  • Babysitter from Hell: Downplayed. Despite the above description of her, the Yoshi children seem to actually benefit from the substances she sells them. Their intelligence is apparently boosted, having them go as far as successfully suing five courts.
  • The Drifter: She used to be a drug dealer who drifted from town to town.


A Pillow Case whose preferred name is Spike. His arms are made of spinach, and his girlfriend is What A Doctor.
  • Apologizes a Lot: He apologizes to Mario frequently before and after his boss fight.
  • Birthday Episode: He joins the party on his birthday according to his join message.
  • I Have Many Names: He goes by Spike, Michael, Thorn?, Lakilesteriin, and Legal Lester, while his real name is Ceramics.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Unfortunately for Goverman, Ceramics is in a committed relationship with What A Doctor, a female Pillow Case.

    Supporting Characters 

The Stellarvinden

A mysterious group that also seems to seek a "star conference team", including Fire, Nurse, Scientist, Muscles, Star, Kevin, and Karl Marquez. They've been possessing Mario throughout Book of Mario 64, and are the architects behind the War.
  • Adaptational Villainy: You can't take this trope Up to Eleven more than taking the Big Good, deity-like figures of the original Paper Mario 64, and turning them into genocidal lunatics bent on wiping out nearly all life on the planet.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Karl Marquez helps Mario's star power grow in 7 years' time, which frees him in the epilogue.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Scientist has...questionable advice for Mario, to say the least.
  • Demonic Possession: They possess Mario for the majority of the game to aid in their plans.
  • Final Solution: Their big plan boils down to killing everybody but the seven people who still believe in them.
  • Gender Flip: Skolar was male in 64, but in BoM is the female Scientist.
  • Girls With Mustaches: Scientist has a mustache to accentuate her supposed smarts.
  • God Is Evil: They're basically deities in the world of the series, and they cause huge amounts of conflict to kill off all non-believers in the world.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: They're this for the entire series, having possessed Mario and forced him to cause the events that would escalate or even become the direct cause of the War, seemingly because they wish to purge the world since only seven people still believe in the stars.
  • Odd Name Out: Kevin and Karl Marquez have the only normal-sounding names among the group.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the Stellarvinden, Karl Marquez seems to be the only one who truly disagrees with their plans, telling Mario he doesn't have to fight Browser, and can still walk away and save his soul.
  • Treacherous Advisor: While they seem friendly and offer advice, their plan is to take back the Star of Rodin and commit genocide, using Mario as a puppet.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's INCREDIBLY hard to talk about their role in the story without mentioning exactly WHAT they're planning and how they're going about it.


A starred child sent from Star Port to help Peach, though he does a pretty terrible job of it and seems to strongly dislike her.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Canon Twink was a cute, helpful Star Kid who sincerely wanted to help Peach and regretted that he couldn't do more. Tinka, on the other hand, is an incredibly unhelpful brat who frequently roasts Peach, talks about how he doesn't care about her, and lies to Mario that she's dead at one point.


A mysterious quizmaster who is the favorite of all. He provides very cryptic hints to Mario in his quizzes at times, and his true power is unfathomable.
  • Back for the Finale: In Section 8, even if you've completed all of his quizzes, Paul uses his powers in the final battle to stop Bowser's invincibility.
  • Catchphrase: Say it with us:
    KAAAAAAAAA! Paul is the favorite of all!
  • Figure It Out Yourself: His quizzes are cryptic by design, but the hints to the overall story are invaluable.
  • Spanner in the Works: His and Karl Marquez's assistance after the Final Battle in freeing Mario of the Stellarvinden's control ultimately puts a stop to the King of Kings' plot.
  • Wham Line: His final quiz question provides the Stellarvinden's motivation by revealing only seven people total still believe in the Stars.

    Minor Characters 

Goverman's family

Goverman's family includes his grandpa Goomb, his sister Goombaru, his father Goombape, his grandmother Goomilta, and his unnamed mother. He additionally has a brother, though he's never seen. Like Goverman, for the most part they're extremely sheltered and politically incorrect.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Goomilta is prone to fits of fancy and being extremely incomprehensible, likely due to her advanced age.
  • Unnamed Parent: Unlike vanilla 64, where Goombario's mother is named Goomama, here she's nameless.
  • White Sheep: Goombape, unlike his son, enjoys fishing and seems to be more tolerant than the rest of his family. He tells Goverman to be woke and cool, and that a calm spirit is smarter.


The gate outside Vila de Goomba, he's broken at the beginning of the game. Immediately after Jeff is fixed, Kamopa Kamopa kills Jeff with a yellow block, making him the first named character to die.
  • Companion Cube: Goverman and his family named the town gate Jeff and treat him as if he were alive.


A KSD professor who's constantly searching for treasure, which he believes is his girlfriend. He has a tumultuous relationship with his wife.

Koop Kotu

An elderly Troop of KDS who rambles on about women and money, and badgers Mario into doing favors for him.


King of Goomba

The arrogant King of the Goomba Goomba and Dominica, he isn't a big threat despite his size.
  • Bad Boss: He mistrusts his servants and yells at them to leave him alone.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first major threat Mario faces and goes down pretty easily.

Coop Notes

A gang of KSD soldiers that guard Fire at Benteng Coop Notes. They include I'm Tired, I'm Scared, I'm Afraid, and Great Cop.
  • Odd Name Out: Great Cop is the only one whose name isn't descriptive of his mood.

Full Coop

"You fool! You do not see my feelings, right? You are idiot!"

The resident ruler of the sand castle Dry too Dry, in which he lives with his mother. Very VERY Tsundere.

  • Anti-Villain: He founded Chomps, a volunteer center, but at some point the center was assaulted, forcing him to work for Browser to make ends meet. Even Goverman suggests donating to his cause.
  • Momma's Boy: Lives alone in his fortress with only his mother for company.
  • Reduced to Dust: He threatens that his mother will turn Mario and company into sand, though it's never carried out.
  • Tsundere: Pretty much his big character trait. As Mario ventures through Dry too Dry, he constantly gets angry with him for not caring about his feelings, then starts later apologizing for it.

Saint Tony Tubbs Fat

"3000! What is it? Talent..."

A Clubb who resides in his fort and likes to eat grease buckets to get onto the news. He's actually an extremely nice guy, but since the only way to rescue one of the Stellarvinden is to help Garlic sacrifice him to Satan...

  • Adaptational Heroism: Sure, Tubba Blubba wasn't as evil as a lot of the other chapter bosses in Paper Mario, essentially being a frightened man who asked Bowser to be invincible so he wouldn't have to worry about the Boos, but he was still working with Bowser and had a habit of eating Boos alive as his idea of revenge. Tubbs Fat, on the other hand... well, let's just say that "Saint" part isn't just for show. He wants to be on the news as his motivation, has apparently been framed for crimes, and is the victim of a satanic sacrifice, and "working for Browser" certainly carries a much different meaning in this context.
  • Ambiguous Situation: The details of his sacrifice aren't exactly clear: most notably, what actually went wrong in the process: whether it was a divine intervention by the gods or Browser, a misstep by Garlic, or even Satan himself punishing the Bumpies for their atrocity.
  • Anti-Villain: Even more than the original Tubba Blubba. Tubbs just wants to be on the news and is constantly tormented by the Bumpies, and was sacrificed to Satan, which gave him an eating disorder.
  • Attention Whore: Tubbs REALLY wants to be on the news and will go to extreme lengths to reach his goal.
  • Beat Still, My Heart: His weakness is Koro Tubby, his sentient hart that was removed in the ritual.
  • Black and Gray Morality: As nice as Tubbs Fat is, he isn't quite the saint that his name suggests. He is suggested to indulge in sexual activity 24/7 in his fort with the Bumpies and other admirers - sometimes against their better judgment, makes them the victims to his eating disorder, and spends his free time making mediocre challenge videos for internet fame. Anything certainly beats Garlic, whose monstrous actions are implied to have caused these problems in the first place.
  • Break the Cutie: After Section 3, while his sacrifice was never truly completed, he is mentioned to be left exhausted and broken by Mario and Garlic's efforts, and his heart "can now look a little in the face of anger."
  • Extreme Omnivore: Besides eating ghosts, he also eats buckets of grease with no ill effects.
  • Freudian Excuse: Garlic's sacrifice is implied to have caused his more negative traits.
  • Nice Guy: A genuinely friendly person who doesn't know any better than to welcome robbers into his own home.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Implied. He might be Garlic's son, which adds a concerning layer to her motivations.
  • Sacrificial Lion: On a more meta example, his defeat as the main "antagonist" of Section 3 signals the first very glaring case of The Bad Guy Wins, prompting the player to think over the righteousness of their previous and future actions and ultimately foreshadowing the game's final twist.
  • Tragic Villain: An innocent resident of HOPE PROCELLOUS who was the victim of a satanic sacrifice - or at least, should have been, before something went wrong and turned him into what he is now, giving him heaps of issue in the process.

Shame Boy Tough Gang

A group of Shame Boys that make their base in the Stupid Guy Guy Box. They're led by Common Man, who's not very enthusiastic about his job, to say the least.
  • Anti-Villain: He's conscripted to fight Mario but doesn't want to win, essentially throwing the fight.
  • Deliberate Under-Performance: Common Man REALLY doesn't want to win his fight with Mario, and makes it known several times throughout their confrontation. Seems to be a mix of his misanthropy and his annoyance with having to guard over the Stellarvinden.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Common Man flat out says he doesn't care about people before he fights Mario.

Piranha's Life

A three-headed Piranha Factory who guards Star, planning to turn her into a product material. She likes to trade, and also seems to like Mario, not that it stops her from attacking him.
  • Man on Fire: The second battle phase has her start out on fire.

Huff N. Blovas

A huge Stupid Tel who used to have Ceramics working for him. He created the Puff Puff Engines, a puff pastry shop/electronic greenhouse emitter that produces clouds, to stop the drug trade in Caeau Blodaua by blotting out their fake sun. After Mario defeats him he dies from Possum Disease.
  • Anti-Villain: He at least attempted to stop the drug trade by blocking out the sun, even if it made the flowers even more loopy.
  • Giant Mook: A huge version of the smaller Stupid Tels.
  • The Plague: After dying from Possum Disease, he explodes into small Stupid Tels and spreads the virus across the land.

King of Kings

First, to convince them, Mario, you must present a gift to Browser!

The creator of the Stellarvinden Karl Marquez. He resides in the Glass Castle, and is heavily implied to be Jesus himself. He's an extremely enigmatic figure, but remains loyal to Browser throughout.

  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Despite being heavily implied to be the Christian God, Mario defeats him in a fight. Browser is also above him in the ranks, having surpassed God thanks to the Star of Rodin.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His own creation, Karl Marquez, helps ruin his plan to Take Over the World using Mario by freeing him of the Stellarvinden's control.
  • Out-Gambitted: He tried to test and prepare Mario to Take Over the World for him, but was defeated by Mario in the fight and outsmarted by Paul and Karl Marquez afterward.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears as the boss fight for Section 7 and doesn't get much characterization during said fight, but his allegiance to Browser and creation of Karl Marquez heavily influences the plot.
  • Spanner in the Works: His creation of Karl Marquez leads to the Stellarvinden having one member in their ranks who is not okay with their plan and tells Mario he can still walk away to save his soul, then helps free him afterward.
  • The Spook: There's very little information known about him, aside from his relationship to Christianity, loyalty to Browser, and his creation of Karl Marquez.


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