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This article is about Boo in Paper Mario. For the Pianta syndicate member, see Frankie.
Mario (middle) and Lady Bow (left) talking to Franky (right) in Boo's Mansion.
Franky talking to Mario and Lady Bow
Species Boo
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)

Franky is a Boo in the game Paper Mario. An inhabitant of Boo's Mansion, Franky first appears after Lady Bow, the mistress of the mansion whom Franky has a crush on, joins Mario's party. Aside from mentioning his affection for Bow, Franky offers no real advice to Mario except that he can use the shop in the mansion before he sets off to fight Tubba Blubba.

In a sidequest involving delivering letters, Mario and Parakarry can deliver a letter to Franky from Little Mouser, the owner of the shop in Dry Dry Outpost. After receiving his letter, Franky will give Mario and Parakarry another one to be delivered to Dane T. of Toad Town, the letter being an invitation inviting Dane T. and his friends to Boo's Mansion.

One of Koopa Koot's favors involves asking for an old photograph depicting a younger Koopa Koot that Franky possesses. Before giving Mario the photo, Franky will tell him that it was taken when Koopa Koot passed through the area, also stating that Koopa Koot has a habit of manipulating people.


  • "The Boos in this mansion are all big fans of Bow. This Boo is no exception, but he's also interested in the outside world."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese テオドール[1]

Chinese (simplified) 西奥多[2]


  • The official Nintendo Power guide of Paper Mario wrongly lists Franky as the shopkeeper of the Boo's Mansion shop; the real shopkeeper is actually Igor.