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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)
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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 final 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.

Keipu has similarities to the Witch, and is depicted as another form of that character in the Kodansha adaptation. In Super Mario-kun a kleptomaniac Keipu helps Mario and Carrot to face the Macro Zone.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケイプ[2]
Possibly a corruption of「キープ」(kīpu, keep), 「エスケープ」(esukēpu, escape), or「ケープ」(kēpu, cape), referring to its cloaked garments
German Cape -
Italian Keipu[3]
Direct transliteration of Japanese name.
Little witch


  1. ^ Hamm & Rudolf GmbH, Frankfurt. Super Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 23. "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!"
  2. ^ 「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 13.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 77