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Chanterelle (also known as the Pop Diva) is a beautiful Toad singer who performs in the port of Toad Town at Club 64. She is named after the chanterelle, a species of edible mushroom. Chanter is also French for "to sing."
During the events of Paper Mario, she becomes severely depressed after the kidnapping of Princess Peach, rendering her unable to sing. Mario has to bring Chanterelle a song by having an item called Lyrics, written by the Master Poet. He must then find Toad in the Desert to have music added to the lyrics in order to obtain the Melody, which Chanterelle requires to reawaken her natural vocal ability. There is no clue provided by the game as where the composer lives; the lyrics only say they must be taken to a composer "somewhere in the world." When Mario manages to give Chanterelle the completed composition, she sings for Mario beautifully and in tune. She then rewards Mario with an Attack FX D badge. Afterwards, the player can ask her to re-sing the song again for Mario and the Club 64 patrons as many times as desired.
She later appears with her two Toad instrumentalists, conducted by the Master Poet, in the game's credits. The song is also heard at the very end of the game with the "The End" screen for a while when Princess Peach and Mario are at the castle overlooking the fireworks.
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