|First appearance||Paper Mario (2000)|
Buzzar is an optional boss encountered in Paper Mario. He is a large vulture that resides in a nest at the end of Mt. Rugged with a brood of eggs. Buzzar's name comes from "buzzard", a term used to refer to North American vultures. He speaks with an American Southern accent, using words like "yer" instead of "you're". In the German version of the game, he speaks with a Bavarian accent.
Buzzar is hired by Bowser to stop Mario from crossing Mt. Rugged's bridge. Starting during Chapter 2, each time Mario attempts to cross, Buzzar stops Mario for questioning. Mario can claim to be himself, Princess Peach or Luigi. If Mario is honest, Buzzar attacks him and a battle commences; if Mario says he is Princess Peach, Buzzar scoffs at the notion and attacks him anyway. However, if Mario claims to be Luigi, Buzzar is not sure of his identity and looks to the bounty poster for a moment. Ultimately, he lets Mario pass, due to taking Bowser's orders literally and not wanting to chance stopping someone else by accident. This can be done as many times as the player likes.
If Buzzar is fought and defeated, he flees over the edge of the mountain and is not seen for the rest of the game. Regardless of whether he is fought or not, Buzzar is seen in the ending credits, at which points his chicks are shown hatching from their eggs.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Buzzar is briefly mentioned in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door when Mario reads Lumpy's diary; the entrepreneur once traveled to Mt. Rugged, and had his backpack stolen by Buzzar. The diary entry refers to Buzzar as "it".
- Main article: List of Paper Mario quotes#Buzzar
Profiles and statistics
|Paper Mario enemy|
|Level||35||Strong||None||Weak||None||Moves||Claw Swoop (3), Feather Fling (2), Grapple Drop (4), High Swoop (4), Wind Blast (1-3, Mario/Partner)|
|Sleep?||60%, -1||Dizzy?||70%, 1||Shock?||70%, -1||Shrink?||75%, -1|
|Stop?||70%, -1||Fright?||0%||Air Lift?||0%||Hurricane?||0%|
|Tattle||This is Buzzar. He guards Mt. Rugged. Wow! That's one big bird! Max HP: 40, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 0 If you get caught in the clutches of his sharp claws, you'll lose 4 HP! Try to wriggle out of his grip. His special attack is flapping his wings to create wind. This attack damages your party members, too. But he was hatching eggs, wasn't he? Is it possible that he's really a she? I wonder...|
Names in other languages
|Likely a partial anagram of「禿鷲」(hagewashi, vulture), with two elongation symbols attached|
|Geha the Vulture|