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Not to be confused with Chandelier or Shyndelier.
Image of a Chaindelier from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variant of Chain Chomp
“Mario! The chain! Aim for the chain!”
Princess Peach, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Princess Toadstool being held hostage by Bowser at the very beginning of the game.
Mario and Bowser fighting on their Kinklink-held chandeliers

Chaindeliers (originally known as Kinklinks) are a variety of Chain Chomps that are used to hold up chandeliers in Bowser's Keep. Their name is a portmanteau of "Chain Chomp" and "chandelier." In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake, Mario and Bowser fight on a pair of chandeliers, each one held up by a Chaindelier. Bowser proves too difficult to defeat, so Mario (with some advice from Princess Peach) attacks the Chaindelier holding up Bowser's chandelier instead. After it is defeated, the screen flashes white as, with an exception of the Switch version, the fire in the chandeliers' candles goes out. The Chaindelier then drops the chandelier along with Bowser. However, as he falls, he starts to throw hammers at Mario's Chaindelier. Eventually, the second Chaindelier drops Mario, sending him plummeting to the ground below, though he manages to get back up by jumping on Bowser.

During the battle with Boomer, who is also fought on the chandeliers, the Chaindeliers are replaced with Shyndeliers.

In the English localization only, the Chomp Shell is said to be the shell of a Kinklink, while Orb Users' thought states that they hate Kinklinks. However, this appears to be an error on the translation's part, as in the original Japanese text, the more geographically appropriate Chomp is used in both instances. This may have been overcorrection due to a line earlier in the game, when Bowser addresses his Kinklink as Chomp in the Japanese version.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of Kinklink from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 60 FP 100 Speed 99
Location(s) Bowser's Keep (first visit) Attack 0 Magic attack 0
Role Support Defense 10 Magic defense 0
Bonus Flower None Yoshi Cookie None Morph rate None
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Spells None
Weak None Strong None Sp. attacks None
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Items None
Psychopath "...[1]"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Image of a Chaindelier from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 60 Weak Elements N/A Drops N/A
Exp. 0 Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute Rare Drops N/A
Found in Bowser's Keep
Monster List profile They hold the chandeliers in their teeth without uttering a single complaint. (If they opened their mouth to speak, they'd drop the chandeliers.)
Thought Peek "Two coins an hour isn't payment enough for this kind of work."
Animations N/A
  • Monster List profile in other languages:
    • Japanese:
      (Translation: They hold the chandeliers in their mouths and do not let go, without a single word of complaint, because if they spoke, they would drop the chandeliers.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャンデリワン
Portmanteau of「シャンデリヤ」(shanderiya, "chandelier") and「ワンワン」(Wanwan, "Chain Chomp")

Chinese (simplified) 吊灯汪
Diàodēng Wāng
Chandelier Chomp

Chinese (traditional) 吊燈汪
Diàodēng Wāng
Chandelier Chomp

Dutch Ketting
French (NOA) Bouloudelier
Portmanteau of Boulouf ("Chain Chomp") and "chandelier"
French (NOE) Chompdelier
Pun on "Chomp" and "chandelier"
German Leuchterhund
Chandelier Dog
Italian Candelaccio
Portmanteau of candelabro ("chandelier") and Categnaccio ("Chain Chomp")
Korean 샹들리멍
Portmanteau of "샹들리에" (syangdeullie, "chandelier") and "멍멍이" (Meongmeong'i, "Chain Chomp")

Spanish Cadenalabro
Portmanteau of Chomp Cadenas ("Chain Chomp") and candelabro ("chandelier")


  1. ^ This thought is present within the game's coding, but because Mallow is not available at this point in the game, it goes unused. Through hacking methods, it can be seen.