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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 Soliders 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.
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