Folded Soldiers

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Folded Soldiers
Artwork of a Shy Guy, Spike, Goomba, Koopa, Hammer Bro, Swoop, Buzzy Beetle, and a Koopa Paratroopa from Paper Mario: The Origami King
Artwork of several enemy species turned into Folded Soldiers
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (version 8.1.0, spirit cameo) (2020)
Leader King Olly
Boss Sumo Bro
Mega Paper Macho Pokey
Paper Macho Chain Chomp
Paper Macho Goomba Outlaw
Paper Macho Gooper Blooper
Paper Macho Snifit Outlaw
Paper Macho Spike Outlaw
Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle
Princess Peach
Member species
Bone Goomba
Boomerang Bro
Buzzy Beetle
Chargin' Chuck
Cheep Cheep
Co Gasagoso
Dry Bones
Fire Bro
Fly Guy
Hammer Bro
Ice Bro
Jumping Piranha Plant
Koopa Paratroopa
Koopa Troopa
Nipper Plant
Paper Macho Soldier
Piranha Plant
Rocky Wrench
Shoe Goomba
Shy Guy
Sledge Bro
Snow Spike
Spike Top
Stone Spike
Sumo Bro
“Once these flat paper folks have been turned into Folded Soldiers, we can't turn them back! It seems cruel to fight them, but if we don't, they'll try to fold you into origami too!”
Olivia, Paper Mario: The Origami King

The Folded Soldiers are King Olly's origami minions and the main enemies in Paper Mario: The Origami King. Originally Koopa Troop members made of flat paper, they were folded into origami and kept that way using staples from Stapler. Through this process, they become zombie-like beings with new loyalty to King Olly, and are hostile towards Bowser, as well as Mario and his other companions. They speak with slightly folded text boxes and wavering text. If a Folded Soldier sees Mario, it begins to chase after him. If it makes contact, a battle begins.

There are also larger Folded Soldiers called Paper Macho Soldiers, which are made of papier-mâché rather than origami. These enemies are fought on the field rather than in battles.

After Stapler is defeated, the staples binding the Folded Soldiers are destroyed, allowing them to unfold. However, the minions are not completely confirmed to be restored to their original state until after Olivia finishes the Thousand Cranes technique Olly started to wish that all of Olly's origami be undone.

Prior to the beginning of the game, Princess Peach is also turned into a Folded Soldier, and drops Mario into a dungeon via a trapdoor in her castle after he answers her three questions. She is seen again prior to the transformation of Peach's Castle into the Origami Castle. Before the battle with King Olly, she is folded into the castle's walls, unable to move or speak. However, after Olivia's wish, she is returned to normal like the origami minions.


For Origami Gallery profiles, see Musée Champignon § Origami Character Gallery.
  • European website bio: "Made up of Bowser's captured goons, these brainwashed baddies act as King Olly's ground troops. While they might not say much, they pack one heck of a wallop!"




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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オリガミ兵[1]
Origami Hei
Origami Soldiers
Chinese (Simplified) 折纸兵
Zhézhǐ Bīng
Origami Soldiers
Chinese (Traditional) 摺紙兵[2]
Zhézhǐ Bīng
Origami Soldiers
Dutch Gevouwen soldaten Folded Soldiers
French Origuerriers From "Origami" and "Guerrier" (Warrior)
German Faltschergen Fold Minions
Hebrew לחיילים מקופלים
Lchlm mkvflm
Folded Soldiers
Italian Soldati Origami Origami Soldiers
Russian Оригами-солдаты[3]
Origami Soldiers
Spanish (NOA) Soldados plegados Folded soldiers
Spanish (NOE) Secuaces plegados Folded minions