Puni Elder

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The wise but short-tempered Puni Elder.

“Oh, stop with the whining! You never interrupt an elder mid-lecture! NEVER! You wonder why the other Punies call you a "doofus" sometimes? That's why. And your time to be a doofus is over, because you have to lead our Puni tribe one day! That day is not far off! ...And THAT is why you need to listen! Now, first of all...”
Puni Elder, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Puni Elder is an elderly Puni with a short temper. She is the leader of the Puni tribe during the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Whenever she yells at someone, she grows to a tremendous size. During Mario's quest, she gave him the Puni Orb. As she is old and has bad hearing, the Puni Elder mispronounces Mario's name as "Marty-O". She also once mispronounced Princess Peach's name, calling her "Princess Pinch" instead.

Tattle Information[edit]

  • That's the Puni elder. She's ancient, but actually peppier than everyone else. No need to worry about her! She'll live to be 150, griping and nagging all the way.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オババ
Obaba
A pun of "obāsan" (お婆さん, grandmother) and "baba" (婆, old woman).
Spanish Punicleta Portmanteau of "Puni" and the Spanish name "Cleta"
French Matriarche Matriarch
German Bubuma "Bubu" is German for Puni