King Grambi

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King Grambi.

“I owe thee so much.”
Grambi, Super Paper Mario

King Grambi is a character from Super Paper Mario, where he is introduced as the king of the Overthere and the husband of Queen Jaydes, who calls him "Grams". He is also Luvbi's father and although he appears grumpy over times, he still cares a lot for his daughter. His name is a portmanteau of "Grandfather" and "Nimbi".

Just as Jaydes is based on the ancient Greek lord of the underworld, Grambi may be based on Zeus, the god of the sky and ruler of Mount Olympus in Greek mythology. Additionally, as the Overthere also borrows from Christian theism, certain aspects of Grambi are shared with God, such as his position as leader of the Nimbis (angels) and his conflict with Bonechill (whose story greatly resembles that of Lucifer), however Grambi is not credited with creating the world or life and is not omniscient or omnipotent.

When Mario escorts Luvbi to the Overthere from the Underwhere, the Overthere is found under siege by Skellobits, with a majority of the Nimbis (the inhabitants of the Overthere) and Grambi being trapped in ice. Grambi was confronted by Bonechill when Mario and co. arrived at his shrine, and they have to defeat the villain. It is then revealed that Luvbi was in fact the eighth and final Pure Heart, which was entrusted to Grambi and Jaydes, and she returns to her true form after a tearful goodbye with her parents.

After the player completes the game and returns everything back to normal, the player can go back to King Grambi's temple in the Overthere, where they can find him standing there with Queen Jaydes and Luvbi. It is unknown how Luvbi returned to her Nimbi form.

Catch Card[edit]

Grambi's Catch Card.

Card Type: Uncommon
Card Description: This elder Nimbi rules The Overthere. He deeply cares for Luvbi and misses her greatly...

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グランエル
Guran Eru
Gran Eru,Gran from Grand
Spanish Yayobí Yayo is a way to call a grandfather.
French Papibi Grandpabi
German Opapi Grandpapi
Italian Granbì Pun on grande (great) and Nimbi