Bonneter

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Bonneter
Female Bonneter from Super Mario Odyssey.Male Bonneter from Super Mario Odyssey.
Female (left) and male (right) Bonneters.
First appearance Super Mario Run (Cappy only; statue cameo) (2017)
Super Mario Odyssey (first physical appearance) (2017)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Cappy only) (2018)
Notable members
Bonneter biologist
Cappy
Tiara
“Bad days do happen, but you've got to keep a stiff upper brim!”
Bonneter, Super Mario Odyssey

The Bonneters[1], or Courteous Bonneters[2], are a race of ghostly hat-like beings found in the region of Bonneton within the Cap Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey. They all have Eerie-like bodies, heads shaped like hats, and big eyes with irises of various colors. As demonstrated by Cappy, they can also take on the appearances of other hats, such as the Mario Cap, and capture other beings, both animate or inanimate. Male Bonneters have top hat-shaped heads with a more pronounced eyebrow ridge while female Bonneters have cloche hat-shaped heads with ribbons and wingtip eyelashes. Cappy and his sister, Tiara, are shaped like a white top hat and a tiara, respectively.

There are two recurring post-game quests involving Bonneters after the player defeats Bowser in the Moon Kingdom:

Male Bonneters also play a role in the Hat-and-Seek Power Moon missions recurring throughout different kingdoms, in which Mario must find the Bonneter hiding on an NPC's head in the kingdom.

Bonneters operate a Crazy Cap store in the nearby Cascade Kingdom, being one of the three races to do so in kingdoms other than their own.

Like many of the supporting characters, Bonneters will cower and refuse to talk to Mario if an enemy gets too close to them, regardless of whether Mario has captured the enemy in question or not.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カブロン人
Kaburon-jin
Bonneton People
Chinese 戴布伦人 (Simplified)
戴布倫人 (Traditional)
Dài bù lún rén
Bonneton People
Dutch Hoedpoorter Hatporter
French Chapiforme Hat-form
German Chapeau From chapeau (French for 'hat')
Italian Tubalese From tuba (top hat)
Korean 모런인
Moreon'in
Bonneton People
Russian Боннетонец
Bonnetonets
Bonneter
Spanish Villachisterense From Villa Chistera (Bonneton)

Trivia[edit]

  • The Bonneters resemble and share similarities to tsukumogami, a type of youkai from Japanese folklore.[3]
  • According to the book The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, originally, Bowser was going to be assisted by an evil Bonneter serving as a villainous version of Cappy, allowing him to capture other characters and objects like Mario, but this character was replaced with a robotic top hat equipped with mechanical boxing gloves in the final game. The original concept for the game's final boss battle involved him capturing Peach and the two transforming into a Bowser-Peach hybrid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ In-game brochure for Bonneton
  2. ^ Kazuya Sakai (ed.). The Art of Super Mario Odyssey. First English Edition. Translated by TransPerfect. Milwaukie: Dark Horse, 2019. page 067. ISBN: 978-1-50671-375-5.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrRW8JHxEss