Captain Clump, with Patches
|First appearance||Pirates of Koopa (1989)|
Captain Clump is a pirate who inhabits Pirate World, the waters of which, he sails on his ship; Clump seems to a mixture of several pirate stereotypes, having an eyepatch, a hook in place of a hand, a peg leg which is quite large in size, and a parrot named Patches. He was voiced by the late Harvey Atkin.
In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Pirates of Koopa", Captain Clump, needing a new crew for his ship, hires Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool as his shipmates to help him sail through Pirate Waters. Sometime after hiring Mario, Luigi and Toad though, Clump begins to become increasingly irritated by them, saying the only reason he hired them to join his crew was because his original one had abandoned him, not wanting to sail with Blackbeard Koopa and his Koopa Pirate Pack on the prowl.
Soon after Clump reveals that Blackbeard Koopa is sailing Pirate Waters to Mario, Luigi and Toad, his ship is enveloped by a thick, red haze. After Mario cuts a hole through this haze, Clump notices the ship of Blackbeard Koopa is nearby. Seeing that Clump's ship is nearby and Captain Clump, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool are on it, Blackbeard Koopa orders them to surrender. Disobeying Blackbeard Koopa's order, Clump raises his sword in defiance and tells Blackbeard Koopa he will never surrender to him. This defiance causes Blackbeard Koopa to attack Captain Clump's ship with Bob-Ombs and later invades it with his Koopa Pirate Pack.
Despite fighting quite well against the Koopa Pirate Pack, Clump, along with Mario, Luigi and Toad, are defeated and tied to the mast of Captain Clump's ship with ropes, while Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by Blackbeard Koopa. As his ship is left to sail, directionless, Clump struggles in vain to escape the ropes tieing him, Mario, Luigi and Toad to his ship's mast, becoming annoyed by Luigi's optimistic singing in the process.
When Luigi is splashed in the face by some water, Clump realizes that his ship is sinking, Blackbeard Koopa having drilled holes in the haul of it. After Mario makes an unsuccessful attempt to jump free of the ropes tying him, Luigi realizes that by squirming, he, Mario, Toad and Clump can move upwards on the mast they are still tied to. After wriggling up the mast, Clump, Toad, Mario and Luigi, hit their heads on the crow's nest atop the ship's mast.
Luckily, Clump, Mario, Luigi and Toad hitting their heads on the crow's nest awakens Patches, who had been flung into it during the battle against Blackbeard Koopa and his Koopa Pirate Pack and knocked unconscious. After hitting his head, Patches throws a Starman to Mario, who uses the powers it gives him with to free himself, Clump, Toad, and Luigi from their restraints by vaporizing the ropes tying them; however, because they do not have super powers, Clump, Toad, and Luigi ended up falling right into the sea. Mario defeats the Trouters that circle around Clump's sinking ship. Clump, Luigi, and Toad manage to swim and climb into the unsunken crow's nest of Clump's completely submerged ship with a little help from Mario. Using Clump's sword, Mario manages to cut the crow's nest free from the ship and use it as a boat to sail to Pirate's Port.
Sometime later, Clump, using his telescope and acting as a lookout for Mario, informs Mario that they are approaching Pirate's Port in their makeshift, crow's nest boat. Soon after reaching Pirate's Port, Clump and Toad manage to gain access Blackbeard Koopa's fortress after Mario and Luigi, disguised as pirates, gain permission to enter it from it's Koopa Troopa guards.
Once inside the fortress, Clump and Toad are instructed to get near Princess Toadstool, who is being held in a cage, while they distract Blackbeard Koopa and his Koopa Pirate Pack. As Toad frees Princess Toadstool, Clump keeps watch and when Blackbeard Koopa and his Koopa Pirate Pack discover that Mario and Luigi are in their fortress, Clump yells for them to run.
After being chased to Blackbeard Koopa's ship, Clump aids Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool in battling the Koopa Pirate Pack on it; after being narrowly saved by Patches from a Bob-Omb, Clump helps Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad in tieing Blackbeard Koopa to the rigging of his ship, using that as a slingshot to finally vanquish him from Pirate World.
Names in other languages
|Portuguese||Capitão Clump||Captain Clump|
|The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (animated episodes)|
|Characters||Protagonists||Mario • Luigi • Princess Toadstool • Toad|
|Major antagonists||King Koopa (alter egos) • Mouser • Tryclyde|
|Minor antagonists||Beetle • Big bad wolf • Crocodiles • Hildy • King Koopa's mother • Queen Rotunda • Sergeant Kooperman • Sultan Pasbah • Vampa White|
|Koopa Pack minions||Albatoss • Autobomb • Beezo • Birdo • Birdoroo • Black Pit Bob-Omb • Bloober • Bob-Omb • Bomb Net • Bullet Bill • Clawgrip • Cobrat • Flaky • Flurry • Fryguy • Goomba • Goomba (zombie) • Goomba Mummy • Greaser Goombas • Grunt • Hammer Brother • Hoopster • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Mousersaurus Rex • Ninji • Ostro • Phanto • Pidgit • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Porcupo • Robo Shyguy • Robo Koopa • Shyguy • Shyguy Lion • Snifit • Space Troopa • Spark • Spider • Spiny • Spiny Egg • State Troopa • Stormtroopa • Super Troopa • Thunderbirdo • Trouter • Tweeter • Tweeter Bat • Wereturtle|
|Other characters||Bingo • Brutius Maximus Grouchimus • Bunsen • Butterfingers • Calamity Clam • Captain Abidab • Captain Clump • Caveman • Cheepy • Cowazaurus • Dealin' Delbert • Dr. Nerdnick • Dr. Sheldon • Dr. T. Garden • Elves • Elvin Parsley • Fire God • Flab Boys • Genie (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!) • George Washingtoad • Giant Birdo • Goosey • Gramma Toadstool • Gramps • Harry • Hercufleas • Herlock Solmes • Hooded Robin • Indiana Joe • James Blond • Joliet • Joliet's father • June and Ward • Killer Kitty of the Kaskervilles • King James • King Neptune • Mark Twang • Mayor Fettuccine • Mermushrooms • Mervin • Misaki • Mouth of the River • Mr. President • Mr. Mayor • Mugga • Murphy • Mushroom People • Mushroom Rebel • Obi-Wan Toadi • Outback mayor • Patches • Pine • Prince Pompadour • Pronto • Quirks • Romano • Romano's father • Royal Cow • Salvador Drainotto • Sam Shalam • Santa Claus • Scooter • Secret Agent N • Slammer • Stool Pigeon • The Three Mushrooms • Waldo the Wizard • Whale • Zero|
|Locations||Regions||Amazon Jungle • Aqua Land • Brooklyn • Brooklyn Bridge • Car Land • Caveman Land • Cloud Land • Coney Island • Cramalot • Crime Land • Desert Kingdom • Down Under Land • El Desertland • Flatbush • Grand Koopa Canyon • Happy Harbor • Jungleland • Kingdom of Youth • Koopos • Land of Ice • Land of Romance • Lava Land • Linguini Empire • Lonesome Mushroom • Mushridge • Mushroom Kingdom • Mushroom Planet • Mythis • North Pole • Oceanworld • Pastaland • Pirate's Port • Pirate Waters • Pirate World • Pyramid Land • Quirk • Rap Land • River World • Robo Land • Rotundaland • Sayonara • Shamrock Kingdom • Sharewood Forest • Sharewood Village • Snow World • Sock Hop Land • Spy Land • Sudden Death Valley • Swiss Cheese Alps • Trouter Bay • Turtlevania • Victoria • Winterland • Waki-Waki • Warp Zone • Wild West|
|Landmarks||Bonkers Street • Brooklyn Plumbers Academy • Chateau Koopula • Cramalot Castle • Double Cross Ranch • First Mushroom Bank • Forest of Perpetual Night and Terrible Dangers • Fort Hard Knox • Fountain of Youth • George's Gorge • King Koopa's Castle • Koopacropolis • Koopa Klub • Koopatraz State Prison • Linguini Empire Colosseum • Mushroom Colony • Outback • Pasta Pit • Quirk Factory • Rebel Fort • Rotunda Castle • Santa's workshop • Shamrock Inn • Super Spy Headquarters • Temple of Koopa • Tower of Victoria • Tunnel of Doom|
vehicles, and misc.
|All Purpose Portable Plumber's Helper • Aladdin's Lamp • Beanstalk • Birdo Ray • Blackbeard Koopa's ship • Bomb Plant • Ding Bell • Excalibur • Fireball • Fire Flower • Fireproof Lava Boat • Flagpole • Flying carpet biplane • Flying Pizza • Freeze Gun • Garbage Pod • Gold Coin • Golden Plumber's Helper (King Mario of Cramalot) • Golden Plumber's Helper (Plummers Academy) • Great Balls of Fire • Heat Gun • Industrial Strength Itching Potion • Intergalactic InSinkErator • Koopa-Kola • Koop Star • Koopa Scepter • Koopa Strength Itching Powder • Koopa Surprise • Koopa's rocket • Koopilus • Lava Machine • Lightplunger • Lost Mushroom • Magic carpet • Magic doodad • Magic flute • Magic Growing Potion • Magic Shrink Potion • Magic Statue • Magical Potion • Mario's rocketship • Mushroom Starfighter • Passion Potion • Peapod • Plumb-Fu • Plumber's Log • Plumbinator • Pot of Gold Coins • Power block • Red-Hot Pepper Detector • Retro Router • Robot Monster Troopa • Robo-suit • Royal Plug • Sacred Sink of Cramalot • Shrinking Sukiyaki • Sinister Star • Space Raft • Spaghetti • Spymobile • Starman • Stereo Gun • Stormtroopa Starfighter • Super Sushi • Super Sushi Shrinker • Unzappable Hat • Vegetable|