Hisstocrat

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Hisstocrat
Hisstocrat.png
Hisstocrat and his minions.
Species Snake
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Hisstocrat is a boss that appears in Super Mario 3D World as the boss of World 3-B. He is a large purple serpent wearing regal attire, such as a crown and cape. His name is a portmanteau of the words "hiss", a sound made by snakes, and "aristocrat", referring to his king outfit.

Mario and co. facing Hisstocrat and his minions.

Hisstocrat serves as the second boss of World 3. Hisstocrat has only two attacks: one is to emerge from the ground to send boulders landing on the player. The second attack is to send out snakes with platforms for the players to jump on, which sometimes have Super Bells on them. When the platforms are cracked, the snake will bite and damage players if they stand on it for too long. Occasionally, Hisstocrat will send a snake without a platform to attack, which is telegraphed by the snake's eyes emerging from the ground first before coming up. His only weak point is the top of his head, where he has a large X-shaped bandage. The player must use the other snakes as platforms in order to reach this weak point, although it is possible for Luigi and Rosalina to jump on Hisstocrat's head directly without the need of platforms by careful use of the Spin Jump. Players can also throw their allies on top of the head. After three hits, Hisstocrat is defeated, and the Warp Pipe to the Goal Pole is revealed.

A female, fuchsia version of Hisstocrat named Queen Hisstocrat serves as the boss of World Bowser-B: Hisstocrat Returns.

In World Flower-12: Boss Blitz, both Hisstocrats are fought at the same time. In this battle, both Hisstocrats have fireballs raining down, and when one Hisstocrat is hit, the other pauses and cries, giving the player an opportunity to strike that one as well.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘビースネーク
Hebī Sunēku
Heavy Snake (pun on Hebī, Japanese word for snake)
Spanish (NOE) Su Serpenteza Pun of su alteza (His Highness) and serpiente (snake)
French (NOA) De La Persifle -
French (NOE) Roi Mambaristo From "mamba" (species of snake) and "aristocrate" (artistocrat)
German Von Zischel Von (means from) Zischel (comes from zischen, german for hiss)
Russian Гадейшество
Gadeyshestvo
The word "гадкий" (gadkiy, mean) which was transformed to sound like monarchy style ("His Meanness")

Trivia[edit]

  • The whistles they make sound very similar to the Fantastic Flute in Wario Land 3. Both sounds are based on a stereotypical melody associated with snake charmers.
  • The Hissocrats and their minions are possibly inspired by the Eight Headed Snake of Japanese folklore, Yamata no Orochi.