Chet Rippo

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Chet Rippo
Chet Rippo.png
Sprite of Chet Rippo in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Species Unknown (Paper Mario)
Shaman (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)

Chet Rippo is a character in the Paper Mario series.


Paper Mario[edit]

Chet Rippo is a non-playable character in Paper Mario, his first appearance. Chet Rippo can upgrade one of Mario's stats by two levels, while downgrading the others by one level. This is contrary to his claims that he simply upgrades one level with no side effects. Chet Rippo appears in Toad Town near Harry's Shop. He charges thirty-nine coins for his services, claiming they are normally worth three hundred ninety. Chet's body is obscured by a cloak and has a head resembling that of a duck or platypus, but with a red antenna. When Mario reaches the maximum level of 27, he can no longer change any stats because of an unassisted maximum of 50 HP, 50 FP, and 30 BP. If one of his stats is at its respective minimum, he does not appear. He is the negative equivalent of Rip Cheato. Their names are derived from the words "cheat" and "rip off", as well as the given names "Chet" and "Rip".

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Chet Rippo is a non-playable character in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. This time, Chet Rippo upgrades and downgrades each level individually. He can also raise a partner's level by one rank while decreasing another partner's level by one rank. The price for either of these services is thirty-nine coins. Chet Rippo can only be visited after clearing Chapter 5 as the player is required to use Admiral Bobbery to blow up a wall blocking a Warp Pipe leading to Chet Rippo's house in the background near the main entrance to Rogueport Underground. In this game, he explains the drawbacks of using his services beforehand, unlike in the previous game. Chet is redesigned to appear as a shaman like Merlon, but with tattered clothing and a wooden bucket over his head instead of a hood.

Visiting Chet Rippo is entirely optional as his services are not required to advance through the main plot of either game.


Paper Mario[edit]

  • Tattle: He claims that he can upgrade your point levels...but there's something suspicious about him. I don't know... I just don't trust him for some reason. Who knows, though? I guess you can't judge a book by its cover.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

  • Tattle: That's Chet Rippo, the adjuster. He can adjust your stats or your partner's ranks. Me, I wouldn't trust this guy with anything more complex than plucking back hair... I know I always say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but still...


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レベーラ
From English word "level" with name suffix "-a"; following the format of「デアール」(Deāru, "Merlon") or「スペール」(Supēru, "Shaman")

Chinese 调级师 (Paper Mario)
Tiáojí Shī
Level Adjuster

Chinese (simplified) 雷贝拉 (The Thousand-Year Door remake)
Transliteration of the Japanese name

Chinese (traditional) 雷貝拉
Transliteration of the Japanese name

Dutch Ton Rover
Ton is a common Dutch first name, but also means barrel. Rover means robber.
French Chet
German Z. Orro
Pun with "Zorro", a fictional character whose name means "Fox" in Spanish
Italian Livellibus
From livello ("level")
Korean 레베라
From the Japanese name

Spanish (NOA) Niveldo
From nivel ("level")
Spanish (NOE) Chet Rippo