- Not to be confused with Clawdaddy.
|The Thousand-Year Door enemy|
|Location(s)||Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 61-69)|
|Moves||Spear Dash (6), Spear Toss (6)|
|Items||P-Down, D-Up, Life Shroom|
|Coins||2 - 5|
|Log||A ghastly-looking spearman that'll poke your feet if you try to stomp it when its spear is pointing up. It attacks by throwing spears or charging.|
- “Foolish mortals...I shall drag you through the gate to the Netherworld!”
- —Craw-Daddy, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Craw-Daddy, also known as The Dark Gatekeeper, is a Dark Craw and fighter in Glitzville found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. His name is a play on both his species and "crawdad," a name sometimes used for the crayfish. He is ranked fourth in the Glitz Pit, below Hamma, Bamma, and Flare but above The Fuzz. Once Mario wins the championship, he is moved into fifth.
Since Craw-Daddy uses his spear to attack, Mario is not able to jump on him without getting hurt unless he has Spike Shield. Instead, Mario must rely heavily on hammer attacks or using items. Although he has no defense, he makes up for it with a high amount of health and powerful attacks.
Like all Dark Craws, he has red eyes and dark-blue skin, as well as a brown vest and bandana and a red handkerchief, compared to the green and tan clothing that regular Craws wear.
Names in other languages
|Spear Crow; shared with Dark Craws in general|
|German||Lanzissimo||From "Lanze" (lance) and the Italian augmentative suffix "-issimo"|
|Italian||Il Custode Satanico||The Satanic Guardian|
|Spanish||El Rompehuesos||The Bonecrusher|
The Dark Gatekeeper
Ankoku no Monbanchō
|The Dark Gatekeeper|
|Italian||Il Guardiano dell'Oltretomba||The Underworld Guardian|
|Spanish||El guardián de la puerta||The gate's guardian|
- "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door From Japanese to English". (June 1, 2014). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
|Glitz Pit teams (at the end of Chapter 3)|
|Champion||The Great Gonzales|
|Major League||Rawk Hawk • The Koopinator • Chomp Country • Hamma, Bamma, and Flare • Craw-Daddy • The Fuzz • Magikoopa Masters • Shellshockers • Poker Faces • Tiny Spinies|
|Minor League||Armored Harriers • Bob-omb Squad • Punk Rocks • Mind-Bogglers • Hand-It-Overs • Spike Storm • Dead Bones • Pokey Triplets • KP Koopas • Goomba Bros.|
|Replacement teams||Wings of Night • Destructors|