Mack

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Mack SMRPG.png
Mack
Location(s) Mushroom Kingdom
HP 480
FP 28
Attack 28
Defense 25
Magic Attack 15
Magic Defense 20
Speed 8
Evade 0
Magic Evade 0
Special Attacks Flame Wall, Flame
Special Defense Mute, Sleep, Poison, Fear
Weak Point Thunder
Item Dropped None
Coins Dropped 20
Flower Dropped
Flower Odds
Experience Gained 24
Yoshi Cookie Item
Success Rate
Related
Psychopath Thought
"Boing, boing, boing.
Mario! I'm BAAAAAAACK!
"

“Listen up, gang! These guys are gonna put a stop to OUR party! Are we HAPPY about this?!”
Mack, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Mack is a lieutenant of the Smithy Gang and the boss of the first chapter of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Mack commands an army of Shysters and can use fire magic. Like the other members of the Smithy Gang, Mack is modeled after a weapon (in his case, a knife) and he is named after the song "Mack the Knife" (originally "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" in German).

History[edit]

With his Shysters, Mack attacked the Mushroom Kingdom while Mario was in Bandit's Way. Mack occupied the throne room of the Mushroom Castle while his Shyster terrorized the residents of the surrounding town.

After returning to town, Mario and Mallow fought their way to the throne room and defeated Mack. Following Mack's defeat, the two remaining Shysters left to inform Smithy of Mack's destruction.

Mack would return in Smithy's Factory, in the form of a gray mass-produced copy of the original.

In the ending parade, Mack, along with Bowyer and Yaridovich, is seen being pounded by Smithy's hammer.

General information[edit]

Battle[edit]

At the start of the battle, Mack is accompanied by a quartet of Shysters Bodyguards. If they're not defeated within one turn, Mack will jump out of the battle screen and will not return until all bodyguards on the field are defeated. When in battle, Mack attacks with physical strikes and the spells Flame and Flame Wall. After a few turns, the Shysters will return, requiring the player to repeat the process until Mack is defeated.

Physical appearance[edit]

Mack is a red-colored, roundish figure who holds onto a pair of handles on top of a giant knife with floating eyes (or may be the knife itself), mirroring how the Shysters and their derivatives ride on pogo sticks. When attacking, Mack shakes his head.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケンゾール
Kenzōru[1]
Probably from 剣 Ken, meaning sword.

Trivia[edit]

  • When Mallow uses his Psychopath ability on the Machine Made version of Mack, he will say, "Mario! I'm BAAAAAACK!". This implies that one of the Machine Made versions of Mack is actually a rebuilt version of the original, rather than a copy like all the others.
  • It is possible to skip the Mack encounter with a trick involving a tricky jump from a Shyster over to the Chancellor, who is hiding in the corner. The Shysters won't notice Mario, thus the fight will not be triggered. Mack and his gang will be gone after speaking with the Chancellor. The game will continue as normal, though the first Star Piece won't show up in the menu until after the second one is obtained since it wasn't formally collected.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Mushroom Kingdom gives the English and Japanese names of enemies and characters in Super Mario RPG, retrieved on 2008-6-10