Exor

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Exor.

“HALT! Who goes there!? A Trespasser! The castle now belongs to us. The Smithy Gang. This will be our first step in taking over the world. And if it wasn't for nosey characters like you, we'd practically own this world! 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 Enemy
Exor
Location(s) Bowser's Keep
HP 1800
Attack 0
Magic Attack 0
Defense 120
Magic Defense 80
Speed 200
Spells None
Sp. Attacks None
Items None
Exp. points 100
Coins 0
              Misc. stats
FP 0
Evade 0%
Magic Evade 0%
Strong Thunder, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence, Critical (when protected)
Weak None
Bonus Flower None
Yoshi Cookie None
Morph Rate 0%
Psychopath
"Gotta mow the lawn soon."
Super Mario RPG Enemy
Right Eye
Location(s) Bowser's Keep
HP 500
Attack 128
Magic Attack 82
Defense 100
Magic Defense 36
Speed 17
Spells Bolt, Diamond Saw, Mega Drain, Flame Stone, Dark Star, Blast
Sp. Attacks None
Items None
Exp. points 30
Coins 0
              Misc. stats
FP 200
Evade 0%
Magic Evade 0%
Strong Thunder, Sleep, Critical
Weak Jump, Fire
Bonus Flower None
Yoshi Cookie None
Morph Rate 0%
Psychopath
"I've got an astigmatism!"
Super Mario RPG Enemy
Left Eye
Location(s) Bowser's Keep
HP 300
Attack 153
Magic Attack 47
Defense 130
Magic Defense 80
Speed 21
Spells None
Sp. Attacks Gunk Ball, Venom Drool, S'crow Bell
Items None
Exp. points 30
Coins 0
              Misc. stats
FP 200
Evade 0%
Magic Evade 0%
Strong Thunder, Sleep, Critical
Weak Jump, Fire
Bonus Flower None
Yoshi Cookie None
Morph Rate 0%
Psychopath
"I can't see a thing!"
Super Mario RPG Enemy
Neosquid
Location(s) Bowser's Keep
HP 800
Attack 180
Magic Attack 86
Defense 80
Magic Defense 50
Speed 20
Spells Solidify, Aurora Flash, Corona, Static E!, Flame Wall, Water Blast
Sp. Attacks Carni-Kiss, Lulla-Bye
Items None
Exp. points 40
Coins 0
              Misc. stats
FP 200
Evade 0%
Magic Evade 0%
Strong Sleep, Critical
Weak None
Bonus Flower None
Yoshi Cookie None
Morph Rate 0%
Psychopath
"I'm so utterly alone..."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カリバー[1]
Karibā
A partial name-play 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ TMK.net (Retrieved on 2009-1-04)