Bodyguard

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This article is about the enemy from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For Rabbid Mario's technique from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, see Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle § Main Heroes.
Bodyguard
Sprite of Shyster/Bodyguard, from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Variant of Shyster
“You picked the WRONG people not to bounce with, bub!”
Bodyguard, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Bodyguards are a variety of Shyster that act as Mack's personal guards. They are almost identical to normal Shysters, except they have marginally different stats and they do not give out experience points or coins when defeated. They still can be destroyed with lightning magic, although they are more resistant to magic damage than their normal counterparts.

When Mario first arrives in the throne room of the Mushroom Castle, he is confronted by six Bodyguards and Mack himself. Two of the Bodyguards attempt to attack Mario, but they are deflected away by the plumber. The four remaining Bodyguards and Mack then attack Mario, beginning the battle for the first Star Piece. During the fight, Mack will sometimes jump off-screen, not returning until Mario has defeated all four Bodyguards. Mack also has the ability to summon four more Bodyguards after all the originals have been destroyed, and will repeatedly do so especially when he is low on HP. Mario cannot win the battle until all remaining Bodyguards are eliminated, even if Mack is defeated. After Mack is destroyed, the two remaining Bodyguards originally deflected by Mario will leave to inform Smithy of Mack's demise.

Bodyguards, labeled "Shysters" in parenthesis in the Player's Guide,[1] are also one of the few generic enemies made into Machine Mades at Smithy's Factory.

Statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Bodyguard
Battle idle animation of a Shyster from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 30 FP 3 Speed 15 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 20 Magic attack 19 Location(s) Mushroom Castle Bonus Flower HP Max! (30%)
Defense 22 Magic defense 12 Weak None Items None
Evade 10% Magic evade 0% Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute Morph rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Spells Drain Sp. attacks None
Psychopath "Boing, boing, boing."
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Machine Made (Shyster)
Battle idle animation of a Shyper/Machine Made from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 100 FP 250 Speed 36 Yoshi Cookie Mushroom
Attack 135 Magic attack 90 Location(s) Gate Bonus Flower None
Defense 95 Magic defense 65 Weak None Items None
Evade 10% Magic evade 0% Strong None Morph rate 100%
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Spells Drain Sp. attacks None
Psychopath "Boing, boing, boing."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しんえいたい
Shin'eitai
Bodyguard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pelland, Scott, and Kent Miller. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Player's Guide. Page 109.