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Full Name Bogmire the Cemetery Shadow
Age Unknown
Biography A product of the mansion's fear and despair, he's not sure who to fear or what to despair these days.
Room Graveyard
Life 100
Luigi's Mansion's artwork of Bogmire.

Bogmire, the Cemetery Shadow, is a purple portrait ghost of unknown age from the game Luigi's Mansion. His name is derived from "bog" and "quagmire" (or just "mire"), two types of swamps. He resides in the Graveyard of Luigi's Mansion during the events of the game and is the boss of the second area. Bogmire is the manifestation of the mansion's fear and despair, although he does not know who to fear or what to despair. Bogmire can summon Black Bogmires. He can also teleport around an area with a flash of lightning.

Luigi encounters Bogmire during his quest to save his brother, Mario, from King Boo. Three (five in the Hidden Mansion) Mr. Bones hide in the tombstones in the area prior to the boss fight. After Luigi dispatches them with the Poltergust 3000, the largest headstone begins to glow. As Luigi approaches the stone, Bogmire reveals himself and transports Luigi to an arena.

After the transport, the battle begins. To attack Luigi, Bogmire creates Black Bogmires, ranging from small to large sizes. These duplicates attack Luigi as Bogmire warps around the arena. To capture Bogmire, Luigi has to suck in the ghosts, which transforms them into a shadowy ball. Luigi must fire the shadow ball at Bogmire, thus rendering him vulnerable. Luigi can then proceed to suck Bogmire in. During the process, Luigi has to avoid the duplicates. Eventually, Luigi captures Bogmire. A chest that contains the key to the Courtyard appears, allowing Luigi to proceed to the next area of the mansion.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャドーマ
From the English word "Shadow". "マ (ma)" may come from "魔 (ma)", meaning "evil spirit" or "demon"
Spanish Ciro, La Sombra del Cementerio Ciro, The Graveyard's Shadow
French M. Marais, L'Ombre du Cimetière Mr. Swamp, the Graveyard's Shadow
German Herr Finsterling, Schatten des Friedhofs Mr. darkling, Cemetery Shadow
Italian Ombretta, l'ombra del cimitero Ombretta, The Graveyard's Shadow. "Ombretta" is a reference about "Ombra", that means "shadow"


  • Bogmire is the only Portrait Ghost to not have any lines, as the Game Boy Horror is unable to scan his heart for text.