Crystal King

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Crystal King
Artwork of the Crystal King from Paper Mario.
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
“First I shall defeat you, and then I will present to King Bowser an iced Mario gift!”
Crystal King, Paper Mario

The Crystal King is a boss in Paper Mario. He guards the final Star Spirit, Kalmar, in the Crystal Palace.

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

The Crystal King attacks Mario.

The Crystal King appears at the end of the Crystal Palace, which Mario visits during chapter 7. He gradually appears when Mario approaches him, and declares that he will defeat Mario before attacking.

The Crystal King can levitate, summon Crystal Bits to use as ammunition and shoot freezing beams. In desperation, he can make fake clones of himself and recover his HP; if not beaten quickly enough, the Crystal King will recover 20 HP at least three times, and he and his copies use a blizzard attack. The Crystal King and its copies are indistinguishable.

When Mario defeats him, Crystal King says, "Oh no! The last Star Spirit!! King Bowser, forgive meeeeeeeee!!" before spinning and disappearing in a flurry of sparks.

Like the other bosses, Crystal King appears in the parade at the end during the credits. Two Duplighosts are impersonating him. The real Crystal King removes their disguises and proceeds to berate them until he is carried away by his Crystal Bits, to his surprise.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Cropped from page 30 of volume 27 of Super Mario-kun.

The Crystal King also makes an appearance in volume 27 of Super Mario-Kun. Before the fight, the Crystal King announces his presence using Ice Bolt by freezing Kooper. The Crystal King borrows his attacks from the original game such as hurling Crystal Bits and creating duplicates of himself. After an assortment of attacks, including Mario's using smelly clothing, Kooper uses a flaming shell to defeat the Crystal King.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Crystal King
Sprite of the Crystal King, from Paper Mario. Max HP 70 Attack 6 Defense 2 Type Ground or Flying
Level 85 Strong Ice Weak Fire (+2), Egg Missile (+2) Moves Bit Spit (4 x 1-3), Ice Bolt (6, Freeze - Good, 2), Icy Breath (8), Summon Bits (creates Crystal Bits), Make Illusions, Make Parallusions, Recover (20 HP; HP < 38; twice only)
Sleep? 30%, -1 Dizzy? 40%, -1 Shock? 40%, -1 Shrink? 0%, -1
Stop? 50%, -2 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Crystal Palace
Tattle This is the Crystal King. He's one of Bowser's main guys. I don't know how he managed to take over this palace, but... Max HP: 70, Attack Power: 6, Defense Power: 2 He'll attack you by summoning and launching Crystal Bits. The power of each attack is 4. The number of times he attacks equals the number of Crystal Bits he's deployed. He'll also try to freeze you whenever he can. When his HP gets low, he may try to divide and conquer. The power of this attack is 8. You can hurt him only by attacking his real body. If you don't know which one's the main body, you should attack all of them. Pretty brilliant, eh?
Paper Mario Enemy
Crystal King (copy)
Sprite of the Crystal King, from Paper Mario. Max HP 70 Attack 5 Defense 0 Type Ground or Flying
Level 1 Strong Ice Weak Fire (+2), Egg Missile (+2) Moves N/A
Sleep? 30%, -1 Dizzy? 40%, -1 Shock? 40%, -1 Shrink? 0%, -1
Stop? 50%, -2 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Crystal Palace
Tattle I think this is a deceptive duplicate of the Crystal King. Since it's just an illusion, all of your attacks will just go through it. Max HP: 70, Attack Power: 5, Defense Power: 0 Just a reminder, Mario... You must damage the real one.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パラレラー
Pararerā
Derived from「パラレル」(parareru, parallel), referencing his cloning ability, and possibly the suffix "-er"
Chinese 水晶王
Shuǐjīng Wáng
Crystal King
French Roi Cristal Crystal King
German Kristallkönig Crystal King
Portuguese O Rei Cristal The Crystal King
Spanish Rey Cristal Crystal King