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A Spiky Topman, a sub-species of Topman.
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Spiky Topman
Spring Topman
Notable Members
This article is about the enemies in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. For information about the boss from Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!, see Top Man.

“I just love the way those li'l red guys spin!”
Silver Gearmo, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Luigi fighting various Topmen.

Topmen are enemies from a group called the Topman Tribe that first appear in Super Mario Galaxy. They resemble Tops and are always spinning, trying to attack Mario. They appear in the Battlerock Galaxy, Buoy Base Galaxy, and the Dreadnought Galaxy. They travel throughout space in flying saucers and are led by Topmaniac. The Topmen have also been seen in a Mario Kart Wii competition in Wi-Fi. They are very weak to electricity, as spinning them into electric currents instantly defeats them (with the exception of Topmaniac).

There are three types of topmans. One are little yellow ones that reflect you off if you touch one. They can be defeated by Spin Attacking them. There are green ones that are bigger than yellow ones that you can jump off like a spring. The third one are called Spiky Topman. You can't jump on them due to spikes on their heads.

All three types make a small appearance in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Space Storm Galaxy.

Topmen appear to be cosmic versions of the Bully from Super Mario 64. They act in the same manner and have the same powers, both not able to hurt Mario with their normal body slams, although Topmen can damage Mario if he touches the spikes on their heads. Like Bullies, they push Mario into something more dangerous, like freezing water, electricity or lava.

Super Mario Galaxy Trading Card Description[edit]

Topmen Trading Card.

Under the rule of Topmaniac, Topmen are part of the Topman tribe and are always trying to attack Mario by spinning into him. Mario must avoid these toplike enemies in the Battlerock Galaxy and the Dreadnought Galaxy.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベーゴマン
From bēgoma, a Japanese stone-made top.
Spanish Trompo Top
French Begoman Same as Japanese translation.
Italian Robopunta From robot and "punta" (spike)


  • They bear a striking resemblance to the Twister enemies from the Kirby series.