Exor

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Exor
“Halt! Who goes there? A trespasser! This castle now belongs to us, the "Smithy Gang". It's our first step towards taking over this world! And if it weren't for nosey characters like YOU... We'd practically OWN this world! So let's see you deal with THIS!”
Exor, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Exor is a massive sword-like member of the Smithy Gang and a major antagonist in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Exor is actually composed of four parts: the Left Eye, the Right Eye, the Mouth (which is inexplicably translated Neosquid), and the skull-shaped pommel (named Exor) that controls the entire body. Exor is used as an inter-dimensional gateway between Mario's dimension, home of the Mushroom Kingdom, and Smithy's dimension, where Smithy's Factory is located.

The iconic and recurring image of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is Exor embedded in Bowser's Keep.

History[edit]

The scene where Exor crashes into Bowser's Keep, seen in promotional artwork

Exor, on his descent to Bowser's Keep, shatters the Star Road, breaking off seven Star Pieces, thus eliminating the power of wishes from the world. The giant sword crashes into Bowser's Keep, sending Mario, Bowser, and Toadstool (who were battling in the castle) flying to other regions of the world. The keep is occupied by the Smithy Gang, and is used as Smithy's base of operations on Mario World.

Mario returns to Bowser's Keep in an attempt to find Princess Toadstool, only to meet Exor. Exor claims the keep in the name of the Smithy Gang and destroys the bridge linking Bowser's Keep to the rest of the world, requiring Mario to find another way in.

Eventually, after collecting six Star Pieces, Mario returns to Bowser's Keep via a bus driver from Nimbus Land. After defeating Boomer, Mario and his party are brought to the roof of the castle, where they engage Exor. In battle, the hilt of the sword (actually called Exor) must be defeated in order to win, but cannot be damaged until both eyes have been disabled. Following his defeat, Exor inhales the party, transporting them to Smithy's dimension.

After Smithy is defeated, Exor disappears entirely.

Stats[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Exor
Exon Exor.png HP 1800 FP 0 Speed 200 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 0 Magic Attack 0 Location(s) Bowser's Keep Bonus Flower None
Defense 120 Magic Defense 80 Weak None Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Thunder, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence, Critical (when protected) Morph Rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 100 Spells None Sp. Attacks None
Psychopath "Gotta mow the lawn soon."
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Right Eye
Exon Exor.png HP 500 FP 200 Speed 17 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 128 Magic Attack 82 Location(s) Bowser's Keep Bonus Flower None
Defense 100 Magic Defense 36 Weak Jump, Fire Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Thunder, Sleep, Critical Morph Rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 30 Spells Bolt, Diamond Saw, Mega Drain, Flame Stone, Dark Star, Blast Sp. Attacks None
Psychopath "I've got an astigmatism!"
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Left Eye
Exon Exor.png HP 300 FP 200 Speed 21 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 153 Magic Attack 47 Location(s) Bowser's Keep Bonus Flower None
Defense 130 Magic Defense 80 Weak Jump, Fire Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Thunder, Sleep, Critical Morph Rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 30 Spells None Sp. Attacks Gunk Ball, Venom Drool, S'crow Bell
Psychopath "I can't see a thing!"
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Neosquid
Exon Exor.png HP 800 FP 200 Speed 20 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 180 Magic Attack 86 Location(s) Bowser's Keep Bonus Flower None
Defense 80 Magic Defense 50 Weak None Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Sleep, Critical Morph Rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 40 Spells Solidify, Aurora Flash, Corona, Static E!, Flame Wall, Water Blast Sp. Attacks Carni-Kiss, Lulla-Bye
Psychopath "I'm so utterly alone..."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カリバー
Karibā
A partial wordplay off of the legendary sword "Excalibur".

Trivia[edit]

  • In a television commercial promoting the American release of the game, this character was erroneously referred to as "Smithy the Sword", probably also suggesting that he was the main antagonist of the game.
  • According to his Psychopath thoughts, Exor has astigmatism in his right eye and is blind in the left one.
  • Exor is the only Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars boss (aside from the Yaridovich clones) that is not immune to Geno Whirl's ability to deal 9999 damage if executed properly.
  • Exor's name may refer to Excalibur, the sword from the story of King Arthur.
  • Exor is one of only four bosses where the heroes leave the screen without actually posing when the victory screen comes up, the others being the Axem Rangers/Blade, Boomer, and Knife Guy/Grate Guy.