Chaos Heart

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The Chaos Heart
The Chaos Heart
“Yes, all precisely as written in the Dark Prognosticus! Already it is unleashed! The Chaos Heart!”
Count Bleck, Super Paper Mario

The Chaos Heart is a powerful artifact from Super Paper Mario. It appears as a large black heart-shaped object, similar to the Pure Hearts, constantly releasing near-invisible waves from itself. After Luigi stomps on it during the opening, the Chaos Heart briefly emits a dark, star-like aura (seen on the right); it is implied to be a brief moment of instability that throws everyone in attendance across Castle Bleck.

Count Bleck with the Chaos Heart.
Count Bleck with the Chaos Heart

As written in the Dark Prognosticus, the Chaos Heart is unleashed by the marriage of Bowser and Princess Peach. Once summoned, it creates an interdimensional rift known as The Void, which eventually engulfs all dimensions. The Chaos Heart can only be destroyed by either killing its controller, or with the concentrated power of love embodied by the Purity Heart. As the Chaos Heart empowers its controller to the point of invincibility, the Pure Hearts are necessary to overcome it.

The Chaos Heart is first controlled by Count Bleck, who wants to destroy all worlds due to the disappearance of his love, Lady Timpani, and supposedly create new worlds in their place, although Dimentio claims that Count Bleck has no intention of keeping this promise. In response, Merlon gathers four heroes to collect the Pure Hearts and defeat Count Bleck, which they eventually accomplish by using the Pure Hearts to destroy the impenetrable barrier protecting Count Bleck.

Despite Count Bleck's defeat, the Chaos Heart remains active, at which point Dimentio reveals that he has taken control of the Chaos Heart, planning to use its power to remake the universe in his image. Along with a brainwashed Luigi, Dimentio merges with the Chaos Heart in order to form Super Dimentio and accelerate The Void's expansion, rapidly consuming all worlds. However, Count Bleck is able to recreate the Pure Hearts through his love for Tippi (revealed to be Lady Timpani in a new form), as well as his minions: O'Chunks, Mimi, and Nastasia. The three remaining heroes use the Pure Hearts to negate much of the power that Super Dimentio derived from the Chaos Heart, allowing them to defeat him and free Luigi. Dimentio's final action before perishing is to imbue a "shadow of his power" into the Chaos Heart, preventing it from disappearing long enough to complete the destruction of the universe.

To stop the cataclysm once and for all, Count Bleck and Tippi return to Castle Bleck's chapel, where Count Bleck first created the Chaos Heart. As the two exchange vows in the chapel, the Pure Hearts encircle the Chaos Heart and unite into the Purity Heart, resulting in the annihilation of the Chaos Heart, the sealing of The Void, and the return of all the dimensions it destroyed.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コントンのラブパワー
Konton no Rabu Pawā
Love Power of Chaos

French Cœur du Chaos
Heart of Chaos
German Dunkles Herz
Dark Heart
Italian Cuore Oscuro
Dark Heart
Korean 혼돈의 러브파워
Hondon-ui leobeupawo
Chaotic Love Power

Russian Сердце хаоса
Serdtse khaosa
Heart of Chaos

Spanish Corazón del Caos
Heart of Chaos