Chancellor

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Chancellor
Artwork of the Chancellor from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
Artwork from Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)
Species Toad
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
“All we can do is wait here. Don't let us down!”
Chancellor, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

The chancellor (or Chancellor) is an advisor to Princess Peach. He is an older, green-spotted Mushroom person. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its Nintendo Switch remake, the chancellor assumes the princess's duties during her absence. He is also overprotective of the princess, and he forbids her from joining Mario in his quest to defeat Smithy. The chancellor's appearance and actions suggest that he is an earlier counterpart of Toadsworth.

Early in the game, the chancellor gives Mario a map of the world. He also authorizes Mario to stock up on items in the Mushroom Castle's vault, which is protected by the Vault Guard. Additionally, the chancellor is easily frightened (like many other Mushroom People). He is scared of Mario's impersonation of Bowser, and during the Smithy Gang's invasion of the Mushroom Kingdom, the chancellor hides behind a column in the throne room during the entire occupation. He is also forgetful at times.

The Toad Minister

In Paper Mario, a character known as the Toad Minister or simply the Minister makes an appearance. His color palette is slightly different, noticeably having a white mustache and red robe instead of a black mustache and green robe. While it is unknown if they are intended to be the same individual, the Minister nonetheless takes the place of the chancellor from the previous RPG and serves a nearly identical role as a high-ranking government official. The Minister is imprisoned along with other Toads after Bowser seizes Peach's Castle. Mario meets the prisoners when he storms Bowser's Castle later in the game, and he frees them when Bowser is defeated.

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Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

  • Website description:
    • Japanese:
      キノコ王国の大臣。心配性で、ピーチ姫をいつも案じている。
      「あれ、もしかして 大臣イヤな予感がします。 ま‥ まさか‥ まさか‥‥」
      (Translation: Chancellor of the Mushroom Kingdom. As a worrywart, he always frets about Princess Peach.
      "I fear the worst! Could Bowser somehow be behind all of this?"
      )

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Tattle[edit]

Goombario can use Tattle on the Toad Minister after Mario unlocks a cell in which the Minister is imprisoned.

  • "This is the Toad Minister. Uh... Pleasure to meet you! My name is Goombario, sir. I'm Mario's right hand, sir. Just joking. But seriously, one day I'd love to be invited to a castle party. How about it?"

Names in other languages[edit]

Chancellor
Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノコ大臣だいじん
Kinoko Daijin
Mushroom Chancellor/Minister; shortened to「大臣だいじん[1] (Daijin, "Chancellor" or "Minister")

Chinese 蘑菇大臣
Mógū Dàchén
Mushroom Chancellor/Minister; shortened to "大臣" (Dàchén, "Chancellor" or "Minister")

Dutch Gouverneur
Governor
French Chancelier
Chancellor
German Kronminister
Crown minister
Italian Cancelliere
Chancellor
Korean 버섯대신
Beoseot Daesin
Mushroom Chancellor/Minister; shortened to "대신" (Daesin, "Chancellor" or "Minister")

Spanish Canciller
Chancellor
Toad Minister
Language Name Meaning
Japanese だいじん
Daijin
Chancellor/Minister

French Ministre Toad
Toad Minister
German Toad-Minister
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Spanish Ministro Toad
Toad Minister

Trivia[edit]

  • In Japanese versions, this character refers to Mario as「マリオどの」(Mario-dono, "Master Mario"). This would later become a trait of Toadsworth. In the Nintendo Switch remake of Super Mario RPG, only the Chinese translations retain a unique form of address ("马力欧阁下" simplified and "瑪利歐閣下" traditional).
  • In a prototype version of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, the Chancellor used the same bearded, generic design used for various elderly Mushroom People, including the shopkeeper of the local Item Shop. The original appearance was possibly a placeholder.
  • The "Chancellor" name is shared with minor characters in Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario RPG Final Edition. ISBN 4091025382. Page 37, 38.