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It has been suggested that this page be moved to Cape (enemy). (discuss)

The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Artwork of a Keipu, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Keipu SML2.png

Keipu (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as a collector[1]) is an enemy that appears only in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. This enemy appears only in the 4th stage of the Macro Zone, where there are only two of them. It snatches 1-Up Hearts from ? Blocks and runs away from them, attempting to keep Mario from retrieving them. If Mario manages to catch up to and defeat the witch, it will reward him with the missing heart.

In Super Mario-kun a cleptomaniac Keipu helps Mario, Carrot and Cooshie to face the Macro Zone.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケイプ[2]
Cape; possibly corrupted from the word "keep," referring to their thieving behavior, or from "escape."
German Cape -
Italian Keipu[3]
Direct transliteration of Japanese name.
Little witch


  1. ^ "Normally, our super hero is the only one collecting hearts. But in some situations, Mario can get a few hearts from another collector. Good luck chasing this little guy—he’s quick!" - The Super Game Boy Player's Guide, page 23.
  2. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 78.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 77