Karakara

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Karakara
Artwork of a Karakara, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

A Karakara is an enemy from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. These one-eyed umbrellas with a human foot and sandals are found near the start and the end of the second level of the Pumpkin Zone. They will unfold and launch into the air, then float downwards while moving back and forth. A Karakara can be defeated by a jump or a fireball. They are based on the karakasa-obake, a yōkai spirit from Japanese mythology.[1]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

カラカラ
種族 ゴースト族
性格 陽気
登場ゲーム ランド2
出会っても無視無視
上空から左右に大きくゆれながら降りてくるカラカサお化け。非常に踏みにくい動きをしているので、ファイアマリオでなければ、倒すことを考えずに先に進んだ方がいい。[2]

Karakara
Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Cheerful
Game appearances: Land 2
Ignore and disregard when you meet them.
Karakasa ghosts descend from the sky above, swinging from side to side. It is very difficult to step on, so unless you are Fire Mario, you should proceed onward without thinking about defeating it.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カラカラ[3][2]
Karakara
カラカサ[4]
Karakasa
Pun on「唐傘」(karakasa) and possibly「からから」(karakara, Japanese onomatopoeia for rattling sound)

Lit. paper umbrella
German Karakara -
Italian Karakara[5] -

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Mushroom Kingdom (Accessed on 6-1-08)
  2. ^ a b Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 56.
  3. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 14.
  4. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 4.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75