Merlee's Mansion

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Level
Merlee's Mansion
MerleesMansionSPM.png
World-Level 2-2, 2-3
Game Super Paper Mario
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Merlee's Mansion is the home of Merlee in Super Paper Mario. It is the setting of Chapters 2-2, 2-3, and 2-4. Merlee's Mansion is a large manor that lies in the perpetually twilit Gloam Valley. During Chapter 2, Merlee's Mansion was taken over by Mimi, one of Count Bleck's minions. The mansion itself has no enemies, though the traps and basement are full of them.

Chapter 2-2: Tricks, Treats, Traps[edit]

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On the far-side of a beast-ridden swamp, Mario and Co. found an imposing residence.

"This must be Merlee's Mansion!" squealed Princess Peach with glee.

If our friends could only find the Pure Heart quickly, their quest here would end.

But when has fate ever set Mario on such a simple path?

Brimming with anticipation, our plucky heroes plunged into Merlee's Mansion...
Merlee is gone.

In the twilit Gloam Valley, Mario and Peach discover Merlee's Mansion. When the duo reach the inside of the mansion, they meet a maid, Mimi, who constantly gives Mario or Peach wrong information when he/she asks for the whereabouts of Merlee. They eventually find a key to a door which allows them to exit the level and go deeper inside the mansion.

Enemies[edit]

  • Boo
  • Gnaw (Growl in PAL versions) (not actually fought; will throw the player out of the mansion)
  • Gnip (Howl in PAL versions) (not actually fought; will throw the player out of the mansion)
  • Shlurp
  • Swooper
  • Megabite (front yard)

Chapter 2-3: Breaking the Bank[edit]

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Mario and friends kept up their search, delving ever deeper into the mansion.

Wherever they looked, though, they found no sign of Merlee.

Where was this mysterious woman?

"Ah, maybe...this way..." So said Tippi, trying to sense the Pure Heart's location...

With dread dangling like a broken chandelier, our heroes hurried through corridors...
Mario being used for slave labor to pay off the debt he owes Mimi.
Mario seeking faster methods to reach 1,000,000 Rubees.

As Mario and Peach delve deeper into Merlee's Mansion, they come upon a ? Block with a vase on it. They hit the block, but the vase falls off and breaks. Mimi rushes in and forces Mario and Peach to pay her 1,000,000 Rubees as a consequence for breaking the vase. They also discovers some other men who fell for the same trick and are now Mimi's prisoners. There is a normal generator room where workers should hit blocks repeatedly to earn Rubees, and another VIP room where workers can run in wheels to make volts to earn Rubees faster. The password to the VIP room is 5963. This password can be traded from a worker for 100 Rubees. Mario and Peach soon learn of a secret Rubee vault hidden away in the attic. With the help of a newly-acquired Pixl, Slim, Mario and Peach reach the vault which has 1,000,000 Rubees. These Rubees are held in a safe with the password 41262816. This password is heard from Mimi sleeptalking by a worker and can be traded for 10,000 Rubees. Eventually Mario/Peach pays off their debt to a shocked Mimi, who explodes out of anger. Mario and Peach now advance further into the mansion by entering Merlee's Basement, hoping to find Merlee.

Much later on in the game Mario and Luigi chase Dimentio through this area to where the safe is located.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンデールの館
Sandēru no Yakata
Merlee's Mansion
Spanish Mansión de Merlí Literal translation
German Merlees Villa Literal translation

Trivia[edit]

  • Merlee's Mansion is in appearance quite similar to the many incarnations of Boo's Mansion, not to mention Luigi's Mansion.
  • The music of Merlee's Mansion has several interludes full of altered versions of Mimi's theme, however the theme of Merlee herself is never heard throughout the entirety of Chapter 2.
  • In 2-3, it is possible to pay off all 1,000,000 Rubees without the vault, but the player still cannot advance to 2-4 without Slim.