Herringway

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Herringway is a Bumpty who lives in Shiver City during the events of Paper Mario. He is a famous novelist who writes many murder mysteries. Herringway lives a solitary life, remaining alone in his house as he writes his next bestseller. Although he lives behind locked doors, Mario managed to find a way inside the bumpty's house. Mario was accused of murdering the mayor of Shiver City and needed to clear his name. As such, Mario sought the help of Herringway, an expert on murder mysteries. The two returned to the scene of the crime and discovered that the mayor was not dead; he had merely fainted. As it turns out, the mayor's spouse, who reads way too many of Herringways novels, jumped to conclusions and thought her husband was murdered. With the mayor revived, Mario continued on his journey and Herringway began work on his next novel, chronicling the events of the penguin murder mystery.

Herringway witnessing an unexpected guest in the fireplace.

Herringway's novels are widely read, even reaching places as far away as Poshley Heights. In fact, many of the Bumpties that live in Poshley Heights are relatives of Herringway (or, at least, they claim to be his relatives). The only one who is proven to be one is the one closest to the pasta stand, said in Goombella's tattle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Herringway

Trivia[edit]

  • The name "Herringway" is a pun on the words herring (a type of fish penguins eat) and the name of the famous author Ernest Hemingway, who wrote murder mysteries and other novels.
  • His name also may be related to the phrase "red herring," a false clue, relating to the fact that he was accused of murdering Mayor Penguin, but didn't.
  • Herringway is the author of the novel "Paper Mario".
  • When Mario meets Herringway, it's possible to use a certain glitch that makes him look like a regular Bumpty, but when he meets up with Mayor Penguin midway, the game freezes.