Flurrie

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This article is about the partner from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. For information about the similarly-named Flurry species, see here.
Flurrie
The actress-turned-heroine, Flurrie.
Full Name Madame Flurrie
Species Wind Spirit
First Appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest Appearance Super Paper Mario (as a Catch Card/picture) (2007)

“...Perhaps if I grabbed you and gave you a little sugar?”
Flurrie, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Flurrie (also known as Madame Flurrie) is Mario's third party member in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. She is a Wind or Cloud Spirit, as well as a slightly pompous retired actress who eventually resumes her career at the end of the game. Her ability is to blow out large amounts of wind, as hinted at by her name, which comes from "flurry", meaning a small burst of wind. In battle, her wind attacks can make incoming enemies dizzy or blow away flaps when in the overworld to reveal hidden objects or passageways, similar to Fleep and Watt from the other two Paper Mario games.

History[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

When Mario, Goombella, Koops and Punio go to the Great Tree, they find that the door is locked. Punio recalls a secret entrance somewhere around a low branch of the tree, but it is covered by a an "invisible thing", and he doesn't know how to remove it or even exactly where it is. He suggests that Mario should go to Flurrie's house and ask her to help them find it.

When they go to Flurrie's house, she tells them that she can't be seen without her necklace and asks Mario to get it back for her. They return to the first area of the woods and find the Shadow Sirens with the necklace. Mario defeats them and gets the necklace back for Flurrie, who insists she must repay Mario and gives a very large kiss which knocks away his current party member and Punio. She then joins the party.

Flurrie kissing Mario

At the very end of the adventure, Flurrie becomes a top-class actress once more, now alongside Doopliss. Flurrie creates a play aptly titled "Paper Mario" about the past events in the game. Flurrie plays herself, Doopliss plays Mario (and possibly some others), and the rest of the cast are themselves.

It isn't known how Doopliss was convinced to become Flurrie's assistant. It could be that Flurrie hired him, or Doopliss simply wanted to play Mario for his own enjoyment.

Strategy-wise, Flurrie is considered to be the best defensive partner. She has very high HP, can recover HP each turn (though only hers) with Lip Lock and has an attack that pierces defense, which makes her an excellent option for being put in front of Mario.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Flurrie appears as a Catch Card won by winning the Duel of 100 in the Sammer's Kingdom. Flurrie could also be seen very briefly at the beginning of the game. During the intro, she, and all the other partners from the previous Paper Mario titles can been seen in a photograph.

Attacks and Stats[edit]

Attack Flower Points Needed Effect To Attack Flurrie's Hit Points Attack Power Move Ranks
Body Slam 0 Pounds on a single enemy. Align the cursor with your target. Level 1: 15
Level 2: 25
Level 3: 35
Level 1: 2
Level 2: 4
Level 3: 6
Initial
Gale Force 4 If successful, blows all enemies out of battle. Outside of battle, Flurrie can use this attack to reveal hidden passages and blow enemies around, allowing Mario and co. to sneak past them. Press and release A button a few times to fill the gauge. Level 1: 15
Level 2: 25
Level 3: 35
N/A Initial
Lip Lock 3 Steals enemies' HP to add to her own. Pierces Defense. Press A button when the red star lights up. Level 2: 25
Level 3: 35
Level 1: N/A
Level 2: 4
Level 3: 6
Super Rank
Dodgy Fog 4 Makes Mario dodgy for a few turns. Tilt Control stick with the onscreen prompts. Level 3: 35 N/A Ultra Rank

Catch Card[edit]

Flurrie's Catch Card.
  • Card Type: Rare
  • Card Description: It's Madame Flurrie from the last Paper Mario adventure. The most Rubenesque Mario companion ever?
  • How to Obtain the Card: The Duel of 100 in Sammer's Kingdom needs to be completed in order to obtain all Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door partner cards from King Sammer.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラウダ
Kurauda
Japanese spelling of "clouda".
Spanish Claudia A Spanish name, may also come from the word "cloud".
French Cumulia Pun of "cumulus", which is a sort of cloud.
German Aerona Portmanteau of aero (prefix denoting a connection to air) and the female name Verona.
Italian Spirù Pun of spiro, which in Italian means "blow".

Trivia[edit]

  • Flurrie's hair style strongly resembles Ludwig von Koopa's hairstyle, and her head and facial features strongly resemble those of Wendy O. Koopa, as well as wearing a necklace, bracelets, and earrings much like Wendy's.
  • During battle, Flurrie's attacks are very similar to Lakilester's attacks in the original Paper Mario (Gale Force to Hurricane and Dodgy Fog to Cloud Nine). She also shares Sushie's Belly Flop ability.
  • The plot concept of retrieving Flurrie's necklace from an enemy and returning it to her before she joins Mario's party is very similar to how he retrieved Kooper's shell in the first Paper Mario game.