Hooded Robin

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Hooded Robin.

“ Not Koopa, my friend! T'was I, Hooded Robin! Sharewood's most wanted outlaw! People call for my speciality! (in Koopa's voice) I'm the Sheriff of Koopingham! Scourge of the Mushroom Kingdom!”
Hooded Robin, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

Hooded Robin is a human-sized red bird, possibly an Albatoss, who apparently inhabits Sharewood Village. He is obviously based upon the legendary hero Robin Hood, who famously stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Also a vigilante, Hooded Robin has the unique talent of being able to mimic any voice.

History[edit]

In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Hooded Robin and His Mario Men", when the the Sheriff of Koopingham began to steal the Gold Coins of Sharewood Village, Hooded Robin made it his mission to steal from the Sheriff of Koopingham and give the proceeds to the poor Mushrooms of Sharewood Village.

Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool first encountered Hooded Robin when they were captured by a battalion of Koopa Troopas in Sharewood Forest. As the Sheriff of Koopingham's Koopa Troopa minions held Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool captive in a net suspended from a tree, Hooded Robin, imitating the Sheriff of Koopingham, managed to trick the Koopa Troopas into leaving, ordering them to collect every daisy they could find in Sharewood Forest. Using a bow and plunger, Hooded Robin managed to cut the rope holding Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool's net in the air, releasing them; as Princess Toadstool fell to the ground, Hooded Robin grabbed hold of her and gently put her on the ground, allowing Mario, Luigi and Toad to fall into a nearby bush, much to Toad's frustration.

Having taken Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool to Sharewood Village, Hooded Robin revealed to them that the Sheriff of Koopingham had stolen all the Gold Coins in the village; feeling sorry for the inhabitants of Sharewood Viilage and deciding to aid Hooded Robin in his mission to steal all the Gold Coins back from the Sheriff of Koopingham, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool followed him to the Sheriff of Koopingham's current location.

At a tollbooth near Koopingham Castle, Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Hooded Robin ambushed the Sheriff of Koopingham and his Koopa Troopas, and proceeded to engage them in battle; becoming somewhat foolhardy in battle, Hooded Robin proceeded to dive bomb the Sheriff of Koopingham's Gold Coin filled wagon, not noticing the cage that was placed in it by a Koopa Troopa. Before he could stop, Hooded Robin accidentally flew into this cage, and was locked trapped in it by the Sheriff of Koopingham and a Koopa Troopa. Hooded Robin was subsequently transported to Koopingham Castle. In Koopingham Castle, Hooded Robin was placed in a large, suspended birdcage and taunted mercilessly by the Sheriff of Koopingham.

Hooded Robin was eventually rescued from captivity by Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toad, who, after thanking them, he proceeded to aid in finding where the Sheriff of Koopingham was keeping all the stolen Gold Coins. Upon seeing that the Gold Coins were guarded by Fryguy, Princess Toadstool asked Hooded Robin if he could imitate a girl's voice, which Hooded Robin could do; grabbing a purple curtain and flaming torch, Princess Toadstool had Hooded Robin and Toad disguise themselves as a "Frygal" to distract Fryguy and lure him away from the Gold Coin vault.

Toad and Hooded Robin's tenure as Frygal was short-lived though, as the purple curtain they used as a dress soon fell away while they were walking, exposing them to a shocked Fryguy; after blowing out Hooded Robin's torch, Fryguy proceeded to chase Toad and Hooded Robin, who, while running, bumped into Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool, who were fleeing from Koopa Troopas and the Sheriff of Koopingham. Briefly huddling with Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool, Hooded Robin flew back into Koopingham Castle with Fryguy chasing him. After a brief chase, Hooded Robin managed to trick Fryguy into flying into the Gold Coin vault, which Hooded Robin proceeded to lock him in.

After the Sheriff of Koopingham and his Koopa Troopas were defeated, Hooded Robin was the first to notice that Fryguy, in a fit of rage, had begun to melt all the Gold Coins in the treasure vault; luckily, this liquid gold wasn't wasted, as Mario and Luigi managed to suck it up with a pipe, which was apparently connected to the water pump in Sharewood Village.

In Sharewood Village, after Mario showed the villagers that their water pump now produced liquid gold, Hooded Robin proposed a feast for himself, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool and the villagers in celebration for defeating the Sheriff of Koopingham.