Knife Guy

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
SMRPG KnifeGuy.png
Knife Guy
Location(s) Booster Tower
HP 700
Attack 70
Defense 55
Magic Attack 20
Magic Defense 10
Magic Evade
Special Attacks Crystal
Special Defense Thunder, Sleep
Weak Point Fire
Item Dropped None
Coins Dropped 0
Flower Dropped
Flower Odds
Experience Gained 0
Yoshi Cookie Item
Success Rate
Related Grate Guy
Psychopath Thought
"Happiness is hip!"

“Wait! You took all the trouble to come here, so...stick around!”
Knife Guy, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Knife Guy is a jester and the partner of Grate Guy in the game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The two work as entertainers and bodyguards for the demented Booster. When Booster (with Toadstool in tow) flees his tower, Mario and company chase after him. However, the heroes are ambushed on the balcony of the tower by Knife Guy and Grate Guy. Knife Guy is a skilled fighter, but both he and his partner are defeated by Mario.

After their defeat, Knife Guy and Grate Guy decide to split up. Grate Guy opens his own casino near Bean Valley while Knife Guy stays at Booster Tower. Inside the tower, Knife Guy practices his juggling (trading in his knives for colored balls). If Mario returns to Booster Tower, Knife Guy will offer to play a game with him. The jester will juggle one yellow ball with a multitude of red balls; when he stops, Mario has to guess which hand the sole yellow ball is in. If Mario wins he'll be "rewarded" with a Moldy Mush, a Wilt Shroom or a Rotten Mush, and sometimes a Mid Mushroom or Max Mushroom.

If Mario keeps playing, the game will get progressively more difficult. If Mario wins on the highest difficulty level, Knife Guy will give him the Bright Card needed to get into Grate Guy's Casino.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラウンあに
Kuraun Ani
Older Clown Brother


  • Both Knife Guy and Grate Guy are a pun on two compliments, "Nice Guy" and "Great Guy", respectively.