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The Director is a member of the Smithy Gang and the second-strongest supervisor of the assembly lines of Smithy's Factory in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. He is the third highest ranking official on the management staff; above the Clerk and the Manager, but below the Factory Chief and Smithy himself. During battle, the Director wields a large axe that resembles Blade. He is also protected by four Poundettes, the strongest version of the Mad Mallet enemy.