Armored Harriers

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Armored Harriers
Iron Cleft Green.pngIron Cleft Red.png
The Armored Harriers - the younger in green and the elder in red
Species Iron Cleft
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
“We're gonna blend you up into a smoothie, pal! And then we're gonna drink ya!”
Armored Harriers, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Armored Harriers (a.k.a. The Iron Adonis Twins) are the only two Iron Clefts that appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

The Armored Harriers are ranked 10th in Glitzville's Glitz Pit. They hold a grudge against Mario after Grubba tells them some trash talk that he accredits to Mario (namely the reference to outies running in the family, since their mother apparently had an outie). The Armored Harriers are made of iron that Mario cannot break through. He is only able to defeat these two Iron Clefts with the help of Mini-Yoshi, who is able to take an enemy into his mouth with his tongue and spit them back at the other enemy with his Gulp attack. One of the Iron Harriers wears red shoes, while the other wears green shoes. This combination of red and green appears often in the Mario franchise.

After Mario and his allies beat the Armored Harriers, they are downgraded to the Minor League. They form a grudge against Mario and attempt revenge by ambushing him after he reaches 7th rank.

When Mario has to visit the Minor League locker room while searching for the Dubious Paper, the Armored Harriers threaten to fight outside the ring.

Despite the twins' grudge against Mario, they, along with Jolene, KP Pete, Rawk Hawk, and a few others cheer him on in his battle against the Shadow Queen. It seems though that they let the grudge go, realizing Grubba lied, but still see Mario as a rival.

Profiles and Statistics[edit]

Battle stats[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Iron Cleft (Red)
PMTTYD Tattle Log - Iron Cleft Red.png Max HP 6 Attack 4 Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp Location(s) Glitz Pit
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0% Tiny? 0%
Stop? 0% Soft? 0% Burn? 0% Freeze? 0%
Fright? 0% Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Level 18 Exp. points 0 Coins 3 Items None
Bestiary
        80        
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Are they impossible to defeat???
Tattle That's an Iron Cleft. That guy is SCARY. Period! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?!? What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Iron Cleft (Green)
PMTTYD Tattle Log - Iron Cleft Green.png Max HP 6 Attack 4 Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp Location(s) Glitz Pit
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0% Tiny? 0%
Stop? 0% Soft? 0% Burn? 0% Freeze? 0%
Fright? 0% Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Level 18 Exp. points 0 Coins 3 Items None
Bestiary
        81        
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Are they impossible to defeat??? Since this one is wearing green shoes, it must be the younger brother.
Tattle That's an Iron Cleft. That guy is SCARY. Period! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?!? What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.

Field Tattles[edit]

  • That's the older of the Iron Adonis Twins. You can tell he's older by his red shoes. I don't think they took their loss to you too well, Mario. I'd be careful around them...
  • That's the younger of the Iron Adonis Twins. He and his brother totally hate you. Is it a rule that older brothers wear red shoes and younger brothers wear green?

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こうてつウォリアーズ
Kōtetsu Woriāzu
Steel Warriors
Spanish Los Hermanos Tachuela The Tack Brothers
French Têtes d'Acier Steel Heads
German Stahl-Brüder Steel Brothers
Italian Los Hermannos Come from the Spanish translation for "brothers".