Twilight Town

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This article is about the town in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. For information about the battle stage in Mario Kart DS, see Twilight House. For similarly-named world in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, see Twilight City.
Twilight Town
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Greater Location Rogueport's surrounding areas
Inhabitants Twilight Towners, Crows
First Appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart Wii (2008)

Twilight Town is a perpetually twilit town in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. While Mario and his friends were searching for the fourth Crystal Star, the residents here were turned into pigs by Doopliss, who eventually stole Mario's identity and tricked his friends (the team was unaware that the Mario they were with was actually Doopliss) and caused trouble here. However, Vivian the Shadow Siren joined Mario's team to help Mario break the curse and get his appearance back, abandoning her sisters in the process.

Several residents turned into pigs.
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A small section of Twilight Town called Twilight House, a reoccurring battle course in the Mario Kart series, is a large mansion suspended above the Twilight Trail. The battle course first appeared in Mario Kart DS and was later brought back as a retro battle course in Mario Kart Wii.

When Goombella tattles on the gatekeeper (who makes sure nobody goes past the gate to Twilight Trail which leads to the Creepy Steeple), she says that there is "a gatekeeper" in every town and if there wasn't, the game would be much easier to beat (because the player wouldn't have to deal with the mayor or get past the gatekeeper, they would just run to Doopliss). The mentioning of the "game," which refers to Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, breaks the Fourth wall.

Area Tattles[edit]

  • "This is Twilight Town. It's twilight here, which I guess makes sense, huh? That big moon gives me the heebie-jeebies. I guess the sky here is always the same... No morning, noon, or night... Wouldn't perpetual dusk get a little like, boring?"
  • "This is Twilight Town. The people here are just as shadowy as the sky... I wonder if I'd get that way if I lived here long enough? ...Gross. Still, I guess being all gothed-out is better than being a pig..."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウスグラ村
Usugura Mura
Dim Town
Spanish Villa Sombría Grim Town
French Penocta Comes from "pénombre" (shade); "nocta" refers to the night.
German Düsterdorf Gloomy Village; possibly a pun on Düsseldorf, one of Germany's largest cities.
Italian Casalcrepuscolo Twilight Casale

Trivia[edit]

  • The chapter in which this town is featured is entitled "For Pigs the Bell Tolls". This is a play on "For Whom the Bell Tolls", a famous novel by author Ernest Hemingway.
  • This is one of few locations in the game to use three dimensional characters instead of flat, paper-like characters. In this case, the pigs are rendered in 3D.
  • This area shares a name with a world from Square Enix's popular "Kingdom Hearts" series. However, that Twilight Town seems to be an entire world.