“The sheer girthitude on display here is blowing my mind!”
Thudley is a partner Pixl in Super Paper Mario for the Wii, and the fifth Pixl found in the game. Mario and his party encounter him in the Tile Pool located in the Bitlands. His ability is to give the power to Ground Pound, and his name is appropriately derived from "thud", an onomatopoeia for a weight falling, and the name Dudley. He is also designed after a 1-ton weight often seen in slapstick cartoons (as well as in the Super Smash Bros. games, where Kirby transforms into a 100-ton weight as his down-special attack). In the game, Thudley's eyes float at the same height above his body, but in his official artwork, one eye is elevated, prompting a Nintendo Power article to include a statement by Thudley saying he was saving up to get his eyes surgically realigned. This difference in the artwork is likely meant to indicate that he is moving downward, representing his ground-pounding ability. His name is a spoof of the word thud and the common name Dudley.
On Thudley's Catch Card, which is found on the fiftieth level of the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials, it is revealed he is a former wrestling star; such a thing is also hinted at in Tippi's tattle of him. It is said that Thudley retired from wrestling after a hip-replacement operation, despite the fact that he doesn't have legs. It is possible that his wrestling career was from his life before being turned into a Pixl, as one of Carson's stories implies that the Pixls were originally people.
Just before he joins the group, Thudley does a girth check on the hero that is currently active upon his rescue. Here are the results he gives out; ironically, Peach gets the most "girth points" (1,000,170) and Bowser gets the least (10,150) while Mario gets 2nd place (10,160).
Card Type: Rare
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