“Ah! I am m-me! This is first time.❤”
The Oho Jees are natives that live on a small island in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. When spoken to, Oho Jees often use incorrect grammar and say mysterious things. There are two varieties on the main island: Red Oho Jee and Blue Oho Jee. Two smaller islands south of Oho Oasis house a Green Oho Jee and a Purple Oho Jee, both of which sport afros. The name "Oho Jee" is onomatopoeic, as "oho" sounds like laughter and their full name sounds like "Oh jeez", an expression used to show surprise, amazement, or frustration.
According to a boombox at the west part of Oho Oasis with a tape recorded by a Beanish scientist, one of the scientists was attacked by an Oho Jee, and was then transformed into one. However, they are not enemies by nature, and will not attack unprovoked. If the Red or Blue Oho Jees are hurt by Firebrand/Thunderhand, they will turn wild and face Mario and Luigi in battle, giving the brothers no choice but to fight them. Their only attack is spinning wildly at the brothers, which does not transform the Bros. contrary to the boombox's statements; the attack can be countered by jumping. Blue Oho Jee will spin fast in a diamond pattern, while Red Oho Jee will spin in a slow circle. Red Oho Jees are healed by Firebrand and critically hurt by Thunderhand, while Blue Oho Jees are healed by Thunderhand and hurt by Firebrand.
The Oho Jees sometimes act strangely in battle. They may run away and (if the running fails) come back saying "I no believe!" or hum a song, which slightly heals the brothers. Also, if they are healed too much, they will blow up and the battle will end. After defeat. they will lay on the ground seemingly dead only to jump back up and say they were just kidding and that they're fine. Other times, however, they will say they feel "reborn", or even yell at the brothers for taking their experience points.
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