Kanchō Kinopio

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Kanchō Kinopio
Musee Champignon owner PMTOK sprite.png
Species Toad
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
“Pardon me - I should introduce myself. I'm the curator of Musée Champignon in Toad Town!”
Kanchō Kinopio, Paper Mario: The Origami King

Kanchō Kinopio is a character in Paper Mario: The Origami King. He is a yellow Toad with large spectacles. He is the curator of the Musée Champignon in Toad Town. He is found in Graffiti Underground hiding from the Folded Soldiers. After he is rescued, he is able to set up the museum and start keeping track of Mario's progress through a number of collectibles, trophies, music, and artwork. Eventually, his museum is fully filled, allowing him to charge double admission.

History[edit]

Kanchō Kinopio is one of two Toads found in Graffiti Underground. He is found shivering in the corner at the start of the level, nervous about anyone approaching him. When he realizes it is Mario who has saved him, he explains he was hiding from the Folded Soldiers and introduces himself as the curator of the Musée Champignon in Toad Town. He boasts about his collection filled with collectibles and artwork, particularly the main exhibit, the Super Marino. He tells Mario he hopes to see him there regardless of the circumstances and leaves. As he leaves, Olivia appears to be processing what he said about his museum and the exhibit, having paid more attention to his distinct appearance.

From this point on, the Toad is found behind the front desk at the Musée Champingon. When Mario walks in for the first time he is there, the curator gives him a brief rundown of his museum, highlighting the artifacts he offers to display as Mario earns them. Although most of his exhibits are currently empty, he does boast the Super Marino, the vessel used by a legendary captain. Finally, he offers to center display the trophies Mario unlocks by completing specific, detailed, and lengthy achievements before bidding him farewell and good luck.

Each time Mario earns a new trophy, the curator informs him of their arrival and provides them for the exhibit. Once Mario has collected all fifteen trophies, essentially clearing the museum, the curator thanks him for making his museum memorable, stating he now plans to charge double admission. When Olivia compliments his ambition, he claims Mario deserves the credit for his efforts. Following this, Toads appear in the museum to view various exhibits and are presumably charged for doing so.

Quotes[edit]

  • "Who's there?!"
  • "Yes! I'm saved!"
  • "Oh, Mario... I had to run down here and hide from those horrible Folded Soldiers."
  • "Pardon me - I should introduce myself. I'm the curator of Musée Champignon in Toad Town!"
  • "It's a museum with a splendid collection of objects, music, treasures, origami, and other wondrous items."
  • "And we have even managed to acquire the legendary Super Marino sea vessel, believe it or not!"
  • "I do hope you'll come visit soon! We're open...even with all of the origamized crime we've seen of late."
  • "Ah, Mario! Welcome! This is your first visit to Musée Champignon, yes?"
  • "Let me tell you how it all works!"
  • "We collect a variety of pieces from your travels and display them here in galleries."
  • "We are fully dedicated to displaying artifacts from your adventure alone. That's unique! That's something no other museum can boast!"
  • "Oh! And speaking of unique... We are a bit light on exhibits at the moment, but I do have one spectacular piece to share."
  • "It's the Super Marino, legendary vessel of the legendary Khap'taan Teeowed!"
  • "Last but not least, we are more than happy to display any trophies you may earn in your adventure."
  • "I will personally polish and shine each one of them in the event you wish to come view them."
  • "You won't find THAT level of service in any other museum, I assure you. Well then, I suppose that's all for now. Good luck, Mario!"
  • "New trophies..."
  • "Great news, Mario! I received one or more of your trophies!"
  • "You've done it, Mario! You've earned every possible trophy! Now that I have the complete set, I can charge double the admission..."
  • "Finally, Musée Champignon will take its rightful place among the most prestigious museums in the world!"
  • "Oh! Well...thank you?"
  • "We should really both be thanking Mario. He's the one responsible for making my dream come true."
  • "My dream of curating the most complete and expensive museum in the world..."
  • "Thanks!"
  • "Of course, my new admission fee doesn't apply to you, Mario. You're free to browse at your leisure."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 館長キノピオ[1]
Kanchō Kinopio
Curator Toad

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Downloadable PDF on the Paper Mario: The Origami King Japanese website