Captain Syrup

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Captain Syrup
Wario Land: Shake It! artwork: Captain Syrup
Wario Land: Shake It! artwork for Captain Syrup
Species Human
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
Latest portrayal Hitomi Hirose (2008–present)
“I held up my end of the bargain... So I'll be taking this loot with me, Merfle. Wario, thanks for lending a hand. Be seeing you, handsome!”
Captain Syrup, Wario Land: Shake It!

Captain Syrup is the captain of the Black Sugar Gang and Wario's primary rival in thievery. Her base of operations is Kitchen Island, from which she sailed her former pirate ship, the SS Tea Cup. In Wario Land: Shake It!, she commands the Sweet Stuff.


Wario Land series[edit]

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]


Captain Syrup made her debut appearance in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. In this game the protagonist, Wario, still reeling from his defeat at the hands of Mario and the loss of his castle, sets out to find new riches. Wario decides to make his fortune by stealing all the treasures he can from someone else, which ended up being Captain Syrup.

Syrup's gang has stolen many treasures, which are kept and guarded throughout Kitchen Island. One of the treasures Syrup's gang has stolen is a giant golden monument of Princess Toadstool that they are apparently holding for ransom to the Mushroom Kingdom. Ultimately, Wario decides to raid Syrup Castle, the location of Captain Syrup and her hoard of treasure.

During battle, Syrup summons a Genie from a magic lamp, hops onto the genie's shoulders, and the two fly around, launching fireballs at Wario. Eventually, Wario defeats the genie; however, Captain Syrup escapes by blowing up her own castle, promising to get her revenge.

Wario Land II[edit]


Captain Syrup returns in Wario Land II. Syrup leads her pirates in a raid on Wario Castle and steals all of his riches. As such, Wario returns to Kitchen Island to retake all the treasures that were stolen from him. Wario battles Syrup several times during this adventure, compared to just once. In battle, Captain Syrup throws bombs at Wario, dashes at him and controls a robot from one of her various aircrafts. Eventually, Wario defeats Syrup in combat and takes back all of her treasures.

Wario Land: Shake It![edit]

Captain Syrup about to steal the Ancient Globe

Captain Syrup returns in Wario Land: Shake It! Captain Syrup is shown robbing the Ancient Globe from a museum, which she uses to observe the kidnapping of the Merfle tribe within the Shake Dimension. She finds out the existence of the Bottomless Coin Sack, which is in possession of the evil Shake King. Desiring the treasure but not wanting to get it herself, Captain Syrup sends a Merfle to give the Ancient Globe to Wario. The Merfle pursuades him to enter the dimension with the promise of treasure, sending Wario on a quest to unknowingly retrieve the Bottomless Coin Sack for Captain Syrup.

Captain Syrup's role in the game is to sell Wario maps of the different continents of the Shake Dimension at the Pirate Shop, which also sells various health recovery items. Captain Syrup is shown to lightly flirt with Wario, calling him "handsome" on several occasions. At the end of the game, Wario takes the Bottomless Coin Sack for himself, but Captain Syrup takes it, along with all the coins he expelled from it, while he is not looking and rides off. Captain Syrup has a different ship in this game, the Sweet Stuff. While the SS Tea Cup took the form of its namesake, this vessel is shaped to resemble a treasure chest.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Captain Syrup appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Advanced-class Grab-type primary spirit. The spirit only boosts the user's overall power without granting any special effect. In the spirit's battle, the player faces Bayonetta and a giant grayscale King Dedede on the Pirate Ship stage. The opponents reference Captain Syrup and the Genie from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3.

Other appearances[edit]

Syrup appears in several manga, sometimes as a major character in certain story arcs. These include GO Ketsu Wario, Mario no Bōken Land, Ore Dayo! Wario Dayo!!, Super Mario, and Super Mario-kun.

Syrup is mentioned in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by Captain Gullivarrr. If the player accepts to search for the communicator he dropped into the sea, he states that the player is "even sweeter than the famous Captain Syrup—but without her double-crossin', I hope!"

Physical description and traits[edit]

Captain Syrup's original appearance

Classic design[edit]

In Syrup's first two appearances, she appears as a very tall and developed brunette. Her hair was long, curly, and reddish-brown, and her eyes were brown and she wore red lipstick. Syrup wore a cyan one-piece outfit which had large puffy leggings, was rounded at the hips, and had two loops at each shoulder. She also wore yellow sashes throughout her outfit, all of which were tied with twin bow-like ends; one as a bandanna on her head, two tied around her wrists, and one tied around her waist as a belt. Syrup also wore semi-long dark green boots and pink skull earrings. Aside from her individuality, Syrup's facial structure and features were very undefined and generic.

Modern design[edit]

In her re-debut in Wario Land: Shake it!, Syrup's design is revamped. Her former cyan clothing is replaced with a new purple-based design. No longer wearing a one-piece suit, Syrup now wears a light purple top mimicking the appearance of the last outfit's design. She also wears a large red belt with a white skull buckle, and knee-length, purple, puffy pants with torn leg openings. Replacing her green boots are purple boots with light bottoms and a pink roll-over ankle. She has light-purple wraps with long strands, and a light purple bandanna. Her accessories include a tooth-like necklace, and golden octopus earrings. Her hair is not much different from before, though it is red, and better detailed. She still wears red lipstick, and now wears blue eyeshadow and has red eyes and eyelashes.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effects How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Captain Syrup Wario Land: Shake It! artwork: Captain Syrup Wario Land Series Primary (3) Advanced Grab Spirit Board Bayonetta, Giant King Dedede
  • Items will be pulled toward the enemy
  • The enemy is giant
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Pirate Ship The Great Sea / Menu Select






List of appearances by date[edit]

Title Description Release date System/format
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Non-playable character 1994 Game Boy
Wario Land II Non-playable character 1998 Game Boy
Picross NP Cameo 2000 SNES
Wario Land: Shake It! Non-playable character 2008 Wii
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo as a spirit 2018 Nintendo Switch
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mentioned 2020 Nintendo Switch

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャプテン・シロップ
Kyaputen Shiroppu
Captain Syrup
German Kapitän Sirop (Wario Land)
Captain Syrup (Wario Land II)
Kapitän Kandis (Wario Land: Shake It!)
"Syrup" adapted to German spelling, Kapitän means captain
Captain Syrup
Captain Rock Candy / Rock Sugar
Italian Capitan Sciroppo[1] (Wario Land)
Capitano Syrup[2] (Wario Land II)
Capitan Melassa
Captain Syrup
Captain Syrup
Captain Molasses
Korean 캡틴 시럽
Kaeptin Sireop
Captain Syrup
Russian Капитан Сироп
Kapitan Cirop
Captain Syrup
Spanish Capitana Sirope Captain Syrup


  • In the American instruction manual of the game Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, Captain Syrup is referred to as "a really rotten and ruthless guy." This was done in order to keep her gender reveal a surprise.
  • In Prima Games guides covering Wario Land II, Captain Syrup is referred to as the "Princess".[3][4]
  • When the story of Wario Land: Shake It! was revealed in the Japanese Famitsu magazine, Captain Syrup was referred to as Maple, implying that her full name is Captain Maple Syrup.[5] However, the name Maple is never used in the game at all.
  • Captain Syrup was the first main female villain in the extended Mario franchise, coming before Cackletta, the Shadow Queen, and others.


  1. ^ European Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Instruction Booklet, page 103
  2. ^ European Wario Land II Instruction Booklet, page 103
  3. ^ Campbell, Stuart. Game Boy Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 10.
  4. ^ Brady, Matthew K., Nathan Beittenmiller, Debra McBride, and David Cassady. Game Boy Game Secrets, 2001 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 86.
  5. ^ Famitsu: Image of anime cutscenes in Wario Land Shake (Japanese) (Accessed 6-11-08)