Twink

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Twink
Twink.gif
Full Name Twink
Species Star
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)

“Princess Peach! Make a wish! A wish for everyone... you, me, Mario... and everybody in the Mushroom Kingdom!”
Twink, Paper Mario

Twink from Paper Mario.

Twink is a Star Kid in Paper Mario. He is a star that helps Princess Peach in her time of need when she gets kidnapped by Bowser. He frequently gives Mario and his partners information on where the Star Spirits are being held captive. He was born in Starborn Valley. He was then ascended to Star Haven immediately after Bowser stole the Star Rod. If he had ascended any earlier, he would have been trapped there and unable to assist Peach throughout the course of the game. Some dialogue from the other Star Kids still in Starborn Valley suggests that he had somewhat of a big brother relationship with the others and looked after them when he still lived there.

When Peach was first captured, she wished for help, and Twink arrived. Since he was so young, he wasn't able to grant any big wishes. He could, however, assist Peach in eavesdropping around her castle. When Mario and his partners fight Bowser, Twink decides to take on Kammy Koopa. When Twink is fighting, he can only use Dash, while Peach can increase his Attack Power with her wishes (expressed as Focus). Once Kammy is defeated, Mario is given the upgraded version of the Star Beam, the Peach Beam, in which Twink assists the other Star Spirits, making it possible for Mario to defeat Bowser.

At the end of the game, Twink bids farewell to the princess, telling her he's going to make people's wishes come true. It seems that Twink wanted to tell the Princess something further, but he stopped himself and rose up to Star Haven.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ティンク
Tinku
From "Tinker Bell," often referred to as "Tink"
Spanish Centella Spark
French Tincel From étincelle (spark)
German Twink -
Portuguese Twink -

Trivia[edit]

  • Twink's name is a shortened version of the word "twinkle."
  • Twink's role is fulfilled by TEC-XX in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
  • His name appears in the coding of the game in Mario's partner list, along with Goombaria and Goompa, suggesting he was originally going to assist Mario on his quest. His icon, along with those of the other removed partners, is the same as Kooper's, being the only character who is not a Goomba to make the list in the beta version.
  • According to the other Star Kids in Starborn Valley, Twink was the last Star Kid to rise to Star Haven. At the intro, Twink is also shown in Star Haven after Bowser steals the Star Rod and turns the Star Spirits into cards.