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“Because I'm an evil Koopa Wizard! I don't need a reason to be mean and nasty. It's my nature!”
Wizenheimer, "Ghosts 'R' Us"


Wizenheimer is a Koopa Wizard with a booming voice. He is the main antagonist of the Super Mario World episode "Ghosts 'R' Us". His name is a portmanteau of the words "wizard" and "wisenheimer."

Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Yoshi first encounter Wizenheimer while searching the Enchanted Forest for Oogtar the Caveboy, who is missing. After Luigi bumps into him in the forest, the Koopa Wizard takes Mario, Luigi, and Toadstool prisoner and forces them into a nearby Warp Tube, threatening to blow the trio up with a Bob-omb if they don't obey. The Warp Tube leads to Wizenheimer's Haunted House, where he shackles his prisoners in the basement.

Wizenheimer later captures Oogtar by simply warping him into the dungeon after the caveboy arrives at his door and demands the princess and Mario brothers. Wizenheimer is later found in the basement when Yoshi ventures through the house to save everyone. Wizenheimer tries to attack Yoshi, but Yoshi, under suggestion from Oogtar, eats his wand, spitting out a magic blast that frees his prisoners. Mario then jumps on his Wizenheimer's head,

A running gag in the episode involves Wizenheimer's name continuously being mispronounced by the characters. Such names include:

  • Wisenheimer
  • Wiseacre
  • Wizenmeanie
  • Wisecracker
  • Wizen-wise guy
  • Wisen-whatever
  • Wisen-whatchamacallit

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
German Wiesenheimer