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SPM Grambi.png
Species Nimbi
First appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
“I owe thee so much.”
Grambi, Super Paper Mario

Grambi (called "Grams" by Queen Jaydes) is a character from Super Paper Mario, where he is introduced as the king of The Overthere. He is also Luvbi's father figure and although he appears grumpy at times, he still cares a lot for her. His name is a portmanteau of "grandpa" (often pronounced "grampa") and "Nimbi".

Just as Jaydes is based on Hades, the ancient Greek lord of the underworld, Grambi may be based on Zeus, the god of the sky and ruler of Mount Olympus in Greek mythology. Additionally, as The Overthere also borrows from Christian theism, certain aspects of Grambi are shared with God, such as his position as chief of the angelic Nimbis and his conflict with Bonechill (whose story greatly resembles that of Lucifer); however, Grambi is not credited with creating the world or life and is not omniscient or omnipotent.

When Mario escorts Luvbi to The Overthere from The Underwhere, The Overthere is found under siege by Skellobits, with a majority of the Nimbis (the inhabitants of The Overthere) and Grambi being trapped in ice. Grambi was confronted by Bonechill when Mario and co. arrived at his shrine, and they have to defeat the villain. After the heroes defeat the villain, he recognizes them as the four prophesized heroes destined to find all the Pure Hearts and save the world, and it is then revealed that Luvbi was in fact the eighth and final Pure Heart, which was entrusted to Grambi and Jaydes, and she returns to her true form after a tearful goodbye with her parents.

After the player completes the game and returns everything back to normal, the player can go back to Grambi's temple in The Overthere, where they can find him standing there with Queen Jaydes and Luvbi. It is unknown how Luvbi returned to her Nimbi form, with even Luvbi herself uncertain as to how she came back.

Catch Card[edit]

  • Card Type: Uncommon
  • Card Description: This elder Nimbi rules The Overthere. He deeply cares for Luvbi and misses her greatly...

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グランエル
Guran Eru
From "grand" and「エルエル人」(Erueru Jin, Nimbi)

French Papibi
German Opapi
Italian Granbì
Pun on "grande" (great) and "Nimbi"
Korean 그렌엘
Transliteration of the Japanese name

Spanish Yayobí[1]
From "yayo" (a childish way to address someone's grandfather), and "Nimbí" ('Nimbi')