Doll Boy

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Doll Boy
Doll Boy
Species Daruma doll
First appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)

The Doll Boy[1] is a giant Daruma doll who appears in Wario Land 3, where he appears in The Volcano's Base. The Doll Boy may be based on the Japanese Daruma Otoshi board game.


Doll Boy sits atop three barrels. He attacks by throwing hammers at Wario. Wario touching the hammers transforms him into Bouncy Wario. As Bouncy Wario cannot stay within the arena due to constantly bouncing atop the thin platforms, he will essentially be ejected from battle, requiring Wario to reenter the room to restart the battle. While Doll Boy is on a barrel, he will throw hammers in four different arcs in a cycle, starting with a short toss and gradually throwing further. If Wario is in the same row as Doll Boy, he will throw a hammer in a straight line towards Wario, which can be avoided by crouching.

To defeat the Doll Boy, Wario must strike the barrels when they flash. When all the barrels are gone, the Doll Boy will glow green and cruise around the area, trying to hit Wario with his hammers. Bumping on Doll Boy in any manner, including jumping on him or using a Dash Attack except from the front while his hammer is exposed, will stun him, after which a Dash Attack will defeat him. After the boss's defeat, a hammer with an up arrow will float up and down. Wario can ride on the arrow to reach the door that leads to the Gray Chest, containing the Lead Overalls.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダルマン[2]
Portmanteau of「達磨」(daruma) and the English word "man"
Spanish Totem[3] Totem