List of implied characters
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This list of implied characters is a list of characters that have not physically appeared in any form of media up to this point in time. Regardless of their lack of appearance, the implied characters have been mentioned at least once throughout the Mario franchise. For a list of non-fictional people who have been referenced throughout the series, please see the list of implied people.
Agent O (can also be called Secret Agent O) is an implied secret agent in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode, On Her Majesty's Sewer Service. After Princess Peach recruits Mario and Luigi, they meet Secret Agent N and he introduces himself. Luigi says "I see." followed by N saying, "Not C. N." Mario responds with "Oh.", leading N to say, "Not O. N. Agent O's on holiday." Agent O is never mentioned again after this.
A gossip-loving Toad
"A gossip-loving Toad" is a character who posts scribbles on the back side of the notice board in Toad Town during the events of Paper Mario. This character's posts are mainly gossips about Princess Peach. They also report that Mario has been defeated by Bowser and that Tayce T.'s cooking class will be canceled for a while. There are also scribblers who sign themselves as "A little Toad", "A scribble-loving little Toad", etc., but the name "A gossip-loving Toad" appears most frequently (5 times in total).
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Aunt Maria is an aunt of Mario and Luigi's who was briefly mentioned by Luigi in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Crimes R Us". While Mario and Luigi were looking at clouds, Luigi commented that one of them resembled their Aunt Maria. An Aunt Maria was also mentioned in the book Doors to Doom, where Donkey Kong Jr.'s yell was compared to a cross between Tarzan's ululation and the screech Aunt Maria makes when the Mario Bros. walk on her newly waxed floor.
Bachelor's girlfriend is the unseen love interest of Bachelor in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. Little is revealed about the character, except that Bachelor implies that she is "hot", and is currently dating her. Like Bachelor, she is presumably a bear herself.
Big Bama and Neutron B
Big Bama and Neutron B are Wario's favorite pro wrestlers, as mentioned in the Wario Land 4 instruction manual.
Big Rock Who Watches
The Big Rock Who Watches seems to be the deity of the Cragnons of Super Paper Mario. In the opening of Chapter 5, two Cragnons are shown praying for the survival of their people, who are being terrorized by the Floro Sapiens, and when Mario falls into their midst, they believe he was sent by the Big Rock Who Watches to save them. It is possible that Big Rock Who Watches is a fourth-wall breaking reference to the player, similar to other allusions to the player by other characters in the game.
Bluebeard Baboon is a pirate mentioned in the Donkey Kong Country TV series episode "The Curse of Kongo Bongo". One thousand years prior to the events in the show, his ship, for unexplained reasons, sank, killing him. Every one hundred years afterward, his ghost will rise out of the ocean and deliver to everyone a letter containing "the curse of the double doubloon"; the letter, which is actually a description of the curse, states that anybody who reads it twice will cause the Crystal Coconut to lose its power and the island to sink into the ocean.
Blumiere's father (or Count Bleck's Father) was a member of the Tribe of Darkness and the father of Blumiere, also known as Count Bleck. Little is known about the father, and he is only mentioned in a few of Blumiere's backstory segments in Super Paper Mario.
Blumiere's father didn't accept the love his son expressed for the human, Lady Timpani, since marrying anyone outside of the tribe was forbidden out of fear that their powerful magic bloodline would become diluted (as explained by Carson). Upon learning that the two lovers were planning to elope, Blumiere's father stopped their marriage by using his magic powers to curse Timpani to wander the dimensions until the day she died. Losing Timpani spurred Blumiere to steal the Dark Prognosticus from the care of his tribe so that he could destroy the world that took his love away. Blumiere's father begged him to stop, but Blumiere, now calling himself Count Bleck, killed him and wiped out the rest of the Tribe of Darkness as the first step towards destroying the world.
It is not made clear whether the world in which Blumiere's father lived was restored following the destruction of the Chaos Heart at the end of the game; since the dimension was apparently destroyed before The Void was opened, it is unknown as to whether the wedding of Blumiere and Timpani would have been capable of restoring it to normal. Thus, the ultimate fate of Blumiere's father and the other members of the Tribe of Darkness remains unknown.
Bluster Kong's mother is a character that is commonly referenced in the Donkey Kong Country TV series. She has been stated to be the owner of Bluster Barrelworks. Bluster is occasionally heard speaking with her on a mobile phone.
Bobolink is a female Bob-omb with whom Swob is in love. During this period of his life, Swob writes about his marriage on a rock on the fiftieth floor of Rogueport's Pit of 100 Trials. He also writes that he wants to have 22 children, so his family can play soccer matches. He believes that any wish written on the fiftieth floor of the Pit will come true. He uses a "special big explosion" to get down to the fiftieth floor and writes the graffiti so fiercely that it would be almost impossible to remove. When he finds out that this is a hoax, he files a request at the Trouble Center. Mario accepts the trouble and has Admiral Bobbery destroy the wall after reading the wish.
The Bog Monster is an apparently horrific creature that, according to Klump, eats everything in sight. It resides in the Forbidden Forest on Kongo Bongo Island, as stated in the Donkey Kong Country cartoon. As it is never seen, the only physical description given is in the lyrics to one of the songs in an, in which it's described as a monster having crystal skin, giant claws, dripping fangs, beady red eyes, stinky breath that could knock over a rhino, hair full of maggots, ears dripping something yellow, and arms thicker than a tree. Of course, this is when Donkey Kong saw it and that was Cranky Kong disguised as a Bog Monster, so there's no way of telling if this is an accurate description.
In the Donkey Kong Country episode "Bug a Boogie", it is revealed that Donkey Kong secretly feared the Bog Monster, as, when he was young, Cranky Kong told him that if he ventured into the Forbidden Forest, the Bog Monster would get him; one day, Donkey Kong disobeyed Cranky Kong and decided to go into the Forbidden Forest, only to encounter and subsequently be scared by a Bog Monster. It is later revealed to Donkey Kong by Cranky Kong that he had, in actuality, simply made up the story of the Bog Monster, and that it was him who scared Donkey Kong when he entered the Forbidden Forest, wanting to teach Donkey Kong a lesson in disobeying him.
Oddly, it seems the Bog Monster may have been an actual creature, since, at the end of "Bug A Boogie", Klump and Krusha, while trying to help King K. Rool out of a pit of quicksand he was stuck in, heard a monstrous roar in the Forbidden Forest, seemingly the Bog Monster.
Diddy Kong also has the unique talent of mimicking the roar of one.
Bowser's father was briefly mentioned by him in the Nintendo Comics System issues "Bedtime for Drain-Head" and "The Buddy System". As Bowser's father was only mentioned in passing, not much is known about him, except that he was supposedly a criminal on the run, as Bowser told the captured Toad that he hoped to see his father on the television program "Kingdom's Most Wanted", which is seemingly a parody of America's Most Wanted, a show dedicated in helping catch criminals.
Additionally, Bowser also mentioned that his father was the one who taught him the life lesson "'Son, when you put your mind to it, there's no problem big enough to run away from!". Mama Koopa is another non-game character who could have been married to Bowser's father.
Bowser's sister is one of Bowser's family members. She is only mentioned in the song "Ignorance is Bliss", when Bowser likens Peach to his sister because they both enjoy reading, which he views disparagingly. According to Bowser, his sister got a blister on her brain from all her reading.
Breadward is a Pixl that was mentioned by Mimi in Super Paper Mario. Mimi (disguised as Merlee) attempts to swindle Mario and Princess Peach into signing a paper and earning the Pure Heart in exchange for some Rubees. If Mario and Peach refuse to sign the paper four times, she offers them Breadward.
Britney is the lead female character in Toad Force V, an implied action TV show mentioned several times in Mario Party Advance; Britney herself is only brought up briefly by Mushbert in the mission DVD For Me.
Once of the few things known about Britney is that she surpasses the hero of Toad Force V, Jack, in popularity among the show's fanbase, presumably making her the most popular character in the series. She is Jack's sidekick, and together they are the only known members of the Toad Force V group of protagonists. It is possible that she, like many other characters on the show, is a robotic Toad, but this is theoretical as she is simply identified as a "Heroine", and nothing more.
Buzzo is a character of unknown species addressed by both Laki's and Koopla's graffiti writings in Merlee's Basement in Super Paper Mario. Both of them express their love for Buzzo and each other in their messages.
The Cabin Proprietor is a character that owns the cabin found at near the starting point of Cool, Cool Mountain in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. On a sign outside the cabin is a message from the proprietor telling the player that they can enter the cabin by leaping down into the chimney.
The Cannoli clan
The Cannoli clan is a family of thieves mentioned by Count Cannoli many times in Wario: Master of Disguise. This family has been a family of thieves for generations. Count Cannoli and Goodstyle, who is actually the very first Cannoli, are the only seen family members in the game. It is unknown if there are any members of the family still alive other than them.
It is known that Goodstyle has been passed down in the family, and that each family member has had their own machine (Cannoli had the Mad Hat Mk. I) and that each machine had a weakness. The Mad Hat Mk. II has been protecting the Cannoli family for generations, and is probably the whole family's machine.
C. Parmesan is a book author implied in the Study in Luigi's Mansion. In this room, there is a book titled Darkness is Their Cheese, which clues the player about the hidden cheese found in various rooms throughout the mansion, which spawn Gold Mice when examined with the Game Boy Horror. C. Parmesan's name is a reference to parmesan, a type of cheese.
The Cap'n is a character that is mentioned in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. In a cavern accessible by swimming through an underwater tunnel past the ship in Jolly Roger Bay, there is a sign with a message from the Cap'n stating that anybody who enters will "meet certain disaster." At the end of the cavern, another sign near a group of treasure chests contains a second message from the Cap'n, this time stating that in order to obtain his treasure, the player must open the treasure chests in the correct order, but does not explain what the order is. Opening the chests reveals that the Cap'n's "treasure" is the Power Star for the third mission.
As the word "cap'n" is simply short for the word "captain", the title has been used in other Mario games; an example of this is in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, where the captain of the S.S. Chuckola is referred to as "Cap'n" in one line of dialogue.
According to Luigi in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the Chestnut King is the villain who kidnaps Princess Eclair from the Waffle Kingdom and brings her to Hatesong Tower. Luigi travels to the tower by using the Marvelous Compass. Once there, Luigi challenges the Chestnut King to a battle. The king eventually loses to Luigi and his hammer. However, before Luigi can deliver the final blow, Princess Eclair appears and stops him. It turns out that the Chestnut King and the princess are actually lovers, much to Luigi's dismay. The King was transformed into a monster through the magic of Minister Crepe of the Waffle Kingdom. Eventually, Luigi defeats Crepe, presumably restoring the Chestnut King to his former self. Luigi never admits that he was wrong in believing that the Chestnut King was the Princess's captor, and Mario can only read about it in the Super Luigi book series.
The character Goomboss, originally known as the Goomba King, shares the same name as the Chestnut King in various European translations and the original Japanese version of the game. Goombas are known as kuribō, meaning "Chestnut People", in Japan, which is where Goomboss's name is derived, whereas the Chestnut King may be following the convention of food-related Waffle Kingdom names. It is unknown if they are meant to be the same character, as Goomboss was never said to be a transformed monster (Bowser using the Star Rod to make him into a king in Paper Mario aside) and has appeared since Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door's release.
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Chief Quimby is the chief of the Metro City police department. He regularly sends Inspector Gadget out on missions to stop Dr. Claw and his MAD Agents from pulling off evil schemes.
Chief Quimby, who was only ever referred to as "The Chief", had a minor role on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, in the live-action segment "Defective Gadgetry". In it, he called Inspector Gadget on his top-secret gadget phone, and asked when Inspector Gadget would be coming over. As Inspector Gadget was awaiting repairs at Mario Brothers Plumbing, he told the Chief that he would be on his way as soon as Mario and Luigi repaired his gadgets.
Despite his prominence in the Inspector Gadget series, Chief Quimby's role in the Mario franchise is very limited; he does not make an onscreen appearance and is never referred to by his full name.
Colonel Hubert Jefferson
Colonel Hubert Jefferson is Lucy Belle's great grandfather, and consequently Bones's second great uncle or cousin three times added (though the exact relation is left unspecified), who was mentioned in the Saturday Supercade episode "Double or Nothing". He had left behind a will stating that Mr. Bancroft would inherit his mansion unless Lucy Belle solved a certain rebus puzzle by the midnight following the will's reading, in which she would inherit the mansion instead.
Cranberry is the last of the Luffs. He played a very short, but integral part in Luigi's adventure during the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Luigi met Cranberry in Rapturous Ruins, where he was found sleeping. With a sneeze (a soft call in the Super Luigi novelization), Luigi awoke Cranberry and earned the ability to speak his language; Cranberry explained that the Luffs were once a great empire because of their use of the Marvelous Compass's powers, but they were cursed because of their greed. Seeing his own people fall into ruin, Cranberry decided to split the compass into seven parts to avoid the repetition of the Luffian fate, hiding six Marvelous Compass pieces and keeping one with himself in Rapturous Ruins. For a thousand years, Cranberry awaited a hero to complete the Marvelous Compass and save Princess Eclair. Luigi turned out to be this noble-hearted hero, and Cranberry promptly gave him the last compass piece. His purpose fulfilled, Cranberry then faded away with a joyful smile.
Cranberry is similar to Merlumina in many ways. Both are members of ancient civilizations who slept for unthinkable amounts of time awaiting heroes to accept the fragments of treasure they held.
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Cranky Kong's great grandfather
Cranky Kong's great grandfather was briefly mentioned by Bazaar in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
When Dixie or Kiddy Kong inquire about the Mirror that Bazaar is selling for fifty Bear Coins, Bazaar will mention that it belonged to Cranky Kong's great grandfather and that he cannot let it go for a lower price since it is an antique.
Dark Dirk is mentioned as being the evil twin and mortal enemy of the superhero Dirk Drain-Head.
The Dark Mage is a character mentioned in the English localization of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The only thing known about the Dark Mage is that he sent Culex to Mario's universe to fight on his behalf, though it turns out that Mario's world is uninhabitable by his kind. The Dark Mage is a possible reference to the iconic Black Mage class that appears throughout the Final Fantasy series. He is unmentioned in the Japanese version.
Dobson is part of the main reason behind Kroop having incredibly huge eyebrows covering his eyes. He was briefly mentioned in a bit of dialogue and then never spoken of again.
Flight is a friend of Lakilester (whom he calls by his nickname, "Spike") in the game Paper Mario. When Flight learns that Lakilester was helping Mario he sends Lakilester a letter saying he will not forgive him unless he defeats Bowser, which Flight doubted would ever happen. However, Flight was proven wrong when Mario and Co. defeated Bowser and received the Star Rod, so the two Lakitus are probably friends again.
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Fluffy was Wario's pet hamster who died in the year 1986, as explained in a Wario's Warehouse article.
Footsteps of Meat
Footsteps of Meat is a character (possibly a Sammer Guy) mentioned by Tippi in Super Paper Mario. While using her Tattle on Footsteps of Coins, she will reveal that he has a less-known brother called Footsteps of Meat. It may be a reference to Bowser's ability to collect Meat in his intermissions of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and how his brother puts coins in all levels, implying that Footsteps of Meat disperses the meat throughout Bowser’s levels.
Genghis Koopa was an ancestor of Bowser mentioned in the Nintendo Adventure Book Double Trouble. When Mario is pursuing Iggy Koopa down the hallway inside Fort Koopa, he accidentally bumps into a statue of Genghis Koopa, causing it to fall over and shatter. A mouse then crawls out of the statue and scurries away. He is most likely a parody of notorious Mongol leader Genghis Khan.
Grandma Mia is a grandmother to Mario and Luigi, who was briefly mentioned by Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Fire of Hercufleas". After Mario and his friends had helped train the obese Hercufleas back into shape, Mario remarked that Hercufleas was even stronger than his Grandma Mia's garlic chip cookies. Grandma Mia, however, may even be another name for Grandma Mario, as Mama Mario is often referred to as "Mama Mia" by Mario and Luigi, and Mario once stated that his grandmother's full name is Grandmama Mia Mario.
Grandpapa is Mario and Luigi's paternal grandfather, who was mentioned by Mario once in the Super Mario Bros. movie. In the film, the Mario Bros. came from a long line of plumbers, and their tools had been passed down to them by their Papa, who had received them from Grandpapa. Mario briefly mentioned him at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, implying that his real name is actually Grandpapa Pio Mario before cutting himself short.
Great Aunt Grouchy
Great Aunt Grouchy is Cranky's great aunt in the Donkey Kong Country TV series. In the episode "The Curse of Kongo Bongo", Cranky uses a book written by her to explain the curse of the double doubloon to Donkey and Diddy Kong. He is later seen calling her about the curse, and she tells him that the spell to stop the curse is in her book. After hanging up, even though he was mad and yelling at her over the phone, he breaks the fourth wall to say, "Gotta love Great Aunt Grouchy." During the phone call, Cranky also states that he is her favorite nephew. Her name is synonymous with the word "cranky."
Hamma Jamma's father
Little is known about Hamma Jamma's father, other than being one of Hamma Jamma's many family members that left to join the Glitz Pit. Unlike Hamma Jamma's beloved grandfather, references to him are very rare. Hamma Jamma's first mention of him states that he dropped out of Hammer Bros. school, choosing to enroll in Business Bros. school. This act seemed to have embarrassed and confused his son. The last mention of him, however, seems to suggest that Hamma Jamma may still love his father: When referring to his dad this time, Hamma says that he's actually attending his fight that day (which could mean that he appeared in the audience during one of Mario's fights), and he wishes to win and impress him.
Hamma Jamma's grandfather
Hamma Jamma's grandfather is a Hammer Bro of unknown name, brought up by his grandson several times in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. He actually first appears as an unknown Hammer Bro in Super Mario Bros.
Hamma Jamma, a fighter in the Glitz Pit and member of the Hamma, Bamma, & Flare team, continually cites his grandfather as his inspiration. Apparently, his grandpa once owned his beloved hammer and is one of Hamma's several family members he left behind to pursue a career in fighting.
Hamma Jamma stated that World 7-1 from Super Mario Bros. is his grandfather's "'hood".
Heronicus's Flopside Counterpart
Heronicus's Flopside Counterpart is mentioned by a few characters in Super Paper Mario (mainly Hatch). He is a brave explorer who went hunting for a legendary Pixl but his partner's game ended while Heronicus's Flopside Counterpart saved the Pixl, so he continued exploring solo. The Pixl he rescued turned out to be Piccolo who was found in his house. Heronicus contrasts from what his counterpart did and rescued his partner while his Legendary Pixl died. Because of this, he and his partner retired out of depression. Flamm sells Maps left behind by Heronicus's Flopside Counterpart. His name isn't mentioned at any point of the game nor is he even seen.
Hizza is a giant, two-headed snake that Luigi fights during his adventure to assemble the Marvelous Compass and rescue Princess Eclair. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the people of Plumpbelly Village are forced to sacrifice young maidens to the monstrous snake Hizza. Eventually, the mayor's daughter is the next to be sacrificed. As such, Luigi puts on the young woman's dress and travels (with his new partner Jerry) to Hizza's lair. During the epic battle that follows, Luigi manages to trick Hizza's two heads into eating each other, thus destroying the creature for all eternity. As a result, the citizens of Plumpbelly Village no longer have to live in fear, and the mayor gives Luigi a piece of the Marvelous Compass.
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Jabbubbity is another implied Jabbi mentioned by Goombella in the same tattle as above.
James is apparently the greatest thief who ever lived. He was mentioned in the enemy glossary of Wario: Master of Disguise. Although he steals well, he isn't very good at the "escaping" part. James is deceased, and his soul is inside the Sir Steal-A-Lot.
Johnson (Airship crewman)
Johnson is a character who was alluded to briefly in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
A member of the airship near the Crimson Tower, Johnson was supposed to lift up the anchor tethering the ship once they have drained the Crimson Tower and the surrounding area of its color. However, by the time they were due to leave, he had clearly neglected to do so, causing the airship to jolt and freeze in place, resulting in at least one Shy Guy falling off the bucket down to the tower, as well as the captain chewing out Johnson for his incompetence before asking Mario to untether the anchor.
Johnson is an X-Naut Trooper who appears briefly in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
After Mario beats a tutorial battle with Lord Crump (in an attempt to save Goombella from him), the disgruntled X-Naut official summons several of his henchmen to attack Mario and his new friend. Goombella and Mario manage to escape the melee safely, leaving the X-Nauts to pummel Lord Crump. Angrier than ever, Crump calls off his force to realize that his enemies had vamoosed. He addresses Johnson, asking him where they went, before quickly opening the question to anyone who might know.
Kaptain Skurvy's father
Kaptain Skurvy's father is the unnamed father of Kaptain Skurvy. He was a pirate, much akin to the rest of his family. When Kaptain Skurvy was a young man, his father told him legends of his great-great-great grandpappy, Quint Skurvy.
King Bask is mentioned by Aster in Mario Tennis Aces. He was a former king of the Kingdom of Bask. It is known that many years prior to the game's events, he heard of Lucien's power and took for himself, only for it to destroy his kingdom. However, King Bask managed to strip Lucien of its power and divided the power between the five Power Stones, and hid Lucien in a secret room in his temple.
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King Croacus I
King Croacus III
King Koopa's great-great grandkoop
King Koopa's great-great grandkoop is King Koopa's paternal great-great grandfather. He was mentioned in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Raiders of the Lost Mushroom" by King Koopa (or Kolonel von Koop, as he was called throughout the episode), who explained that his great-great grandkoop left the Lost Mushroom to him, so it was rightfully his property. Indiana Joe later made a reference to King Koopa's great-great Grandkoop, stating that he was the one who built the Temple of Koopa, presumably to hide the Lost Mushroom.
King Mushroomkhamen was, presumably, the ruler of Desert Land at one point. He was the husband of Queen Mushroomkhamen and the apparent father of Prince Mushroomkhamen. He was briefly mentioned by his wife in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario".
According to Queen Mushroomkhamen, Luigi resembles her husband. Because of this, Queen Mushroomkhamen fell in love with Luigi.
King Sammer I
King Sammer I was the first ruler of Sammer's Kingdom and the great-great-grandfather of King Sammer, who is the kingdom's current king. King Sammer I was mentioned by Garson at The Underwhere bar in Flipside in the game Super Paper Mario. When Merlumina's sister was sent to Sammer's Kingdom to deliver the purple Pure Heart, the two fell in love and had 100 children together, possibly the 100 Sammer Guys.
Kooper's mother is mentioned in a letter Kooper receives from Kolorado's wife during Paper Mario. According to her, his mother "dropped by for a visit the other day," and the two Koopa women had a nice talk over some Koopa Tea. Kooper's mother was reportedly a little disappointed he was still on the road, and she was planning on cooking a delicious dinner when he got back. Kooper's father is never seen nor mentioned in the slightest.
The Legendary Pixl is a Pixl who is briefly mentioned by Heronicus during the events of Super Paper Mario. Heronicus has spent a large portion of his life searching for it, and he also mentions that he found it once, but before he could get it from the cave it was in, he and his partner were caught up in a rock slide and Heronicus chose to save his partner's life instead of the Pixl.
Legendary ramen master
A legendary ramen master was mentioned by Count Cannoli in the second special episode of Wario: Master of Disguise. He created a secret ramen recipe that Cannoli wanted to obtain. The ingredients were hidden in Sneezemore Cave, so Cannoli went there to retrieve them, expressing annoyance at the ramen master's choice to hide them in such a cold place. Wario arrives at the cave right after Cannoli and finds the ingredients first, but he realizes that he is unable to cook the ramen, so he is forced to have Cannoli cook it and share it with him.
Leonardo da Vinci Rooney
Leonardo da Vinci Rooney is a Renaissance artist and the master of Leonardo da Vinci. In "The Painting", Howard Stevens explains that da Vinci's famous painting, "The Last Supper", was actually a copy of Rooney's painting, "The Second-to-Last Supper". During this time, da Vinci's classmate, Leonardo da Vinci Mahoney, copied his master's ideas and signed Rooney's name on it. Rooney's painting is thought to be lost completely, and is worth, according to Howard, one hundred zillion dollars.
Leonardo da Vinci Mahoney
Leonardo da Vinci Mahoney is a Renaissance artist and a student of Leonardo da Vinci Rooney. In "The Painting", Howard Stevens says that Mahoney blatantly copied Rooney's ideas and signed Rooney's name on his paintings, passing them off as genuine. However, Mahoney would always paint his uncle, Roy Orbisoni Mahoney, into his copies.
Maitre Delish was a famous legendary chef. He made a Cookbook, a book that could teach anyone how to be a perfect chef. He was mentioned in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
One of the copies of his book is left in Creepy Steeple by an unknown person thought to have once lived there; Mario later finds this book (The Creepy Steeple Boo also helps him find the book via email.) The book is not necessary to find in the overall plot of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, although Zess T. requests the book for her trouble, and, if Mario completes it, she rewards him with a Honey Shroom and announces her newfound ability to cook two foods at once.
Wonky makes another reference to the chef saying that he once ate food made by him in Poshley Heights, suggesting that he may have worked there in his lifetime. Maitre Delish is indeed thought to be dead, as Zess T. states that he existed "ages ago".
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Merlumina's sister was mentioned by Garson at The Underwhere bar in Flipside in Super Paper Mario. He states that she was given the purple Pure Heart, which she had to deliver to King Sammer I in Sammer's Kingdom. However, according to Garson, she fell in love with the king, leading to the two having 100 children, which could possibly be the origin of the 100 Sammer Guys.
Minister Crepe is the one who sent Luigi the letter about the Waffle Kingdom's troubles in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. He is mentioned by Luigi in the book series, Super Luigi.
He is also the one who transformed the Chestnut King into a monster and he was the final boss Luigi faced. He set the whole thing up so Luigi could collect the Compass Pieces so Crepe could rule the world. In the end, he was defeated by Luigi using his hammer after Princess Eclair's compass piece showed him Crepe's every move. Although explicitly identified in the book, Luigi nonetheless implies something similar occurred in the version he told Mario by mentioning a shadowy figure fought him after he defeated the Chestnut King.
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Monkey Kong was an inhabitant of Kongo Bongo Island mentioned in "Message in a Bottle Show", an episode of the Donkey Kong Country cartoon. In this episode, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are fishing, when they pull a letter in a bottle out of the ocean. This letter is from the Federation of Future Rulers, who want Monkey Kong as their leader for a five-year term.
Mr. Shwect is a tenant living in same building that Mario Brothers Plumbing is located in. He lives in apartment 3A. Luigi implies that he was crazy. He was only mentioned briefly during "The Great Hereafter".
Ms. Ingletoad is a female Toad who is mentioned in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. In the beginning cutscene of the game, a Toad comes home early for dinner. He claims the reason that he was early was that Ms. Ingletoad wouldn't stop blabbing.
The Noki King is a character briefly mentioned in Super Mario Sunshine by the Noki Elder in Noki Bay. The Noki King apparently ruled over Noki Bay an undisclosed time ago and his ancient tomb, housing multiple treasures, can be found there.
Old Man Skoo
Old Man Skoo was an elderly man briefly mentioned in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Hooktail allegedly ate him.
Old McDonald is a famous farmer, best known through the song "Old McDonald Had a Farm". When Luigi develops Veggieitis in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode Flower Power, Mario calls Old McDonald's farm in hope that Old McDonald himself would be able to help them. However, when Young McDonald, the son of Old McDonald, arrives at Mario Brothers Plumbing instead, he explains that his father has gone to a tater convention and left him in charge of the farm.
The Paper Koopalings are presumably paper versions of the Koopalings that were briefly mentioned in the game Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam. At one point in the game, Roy questions about the existence of Paper Koopalings, but Wendy thinks that they are "busy back home", explaining their absence in the game.
Pengwen is Penguin's girlfriend mentioned in Mario Party Advance. In Shroom City's Ice Game Room, Penguin wants to propose to Pengwen, but could not afford a ring. He lost everything he had on the game Drop 'Em; but with the help of either Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or Yoshi, Penguin managed to get back his earnings and announced that he and Pengwen were finally able to get married. However, the game's epilogue stated that Penguin was still unable to afford a ring.
Pengwen's name is a portmanteau of "Penguin" and the female name, "Gwen". "Pengwen" and "Penguin" are homophones.
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The Pixl Queen is an unseen Pixl spoken of in Super Paper Mario. This rebellious Pixl is only talked about in four of Carson's stories, though quite a bit is revealed about her in these.
Despite the Pixl Queen being the first Pixl ever created, she seemed to stay largely quiet for what is thought to be 1,000 years after the creation of the Pixls 3,000 years before the setting of Super Paper Mario. However, seemingly long after the passing of her creator (the powerful magician who invented the process of Pixl-making), the Pixl Queen (then of an unknown name) finally rose into power, renaming herself with her only known name of "Pixl Queen." She then began to use her powers of mind control to manipulate all Pixls, causing them to eventually enslave most of the Tribe of Ancients (who were ironically once their masters) in her name. However, the owners of the magician's twelve original Pixl creations managed to somehow escape this Pixl Uprising and started to fight against the rebellious Pixls, containing them within Catch Cards and healing them. In the end, only one of these heroic Ancients survived, and he traveled with only his Pixl friends to the Pixl Queen's castle.
Once he arrived at the stronghold, he confronted the dark Pixl Queen herself, who immediately hid from the hero and shot a barrage of disturbing images to his mind telepathically. Although this greatly weakened the Ancient hero, one of his Pixls helped him through the tragedy and ended up defeating the Pixl Queen itself, although it was destroyed in the process of doing so. Afterwards, it was shockingly revealed to the hero who owned the Pixl that the Pixl Queen was the first created of the Pixls (perhaps created even earlier than the magician's so-called "original" twelve Pixls) and that the magician's motives for creating her involved the study of the Dark Prognosticus. The Ancient survivor, attempting to stop such a tragedy as the Pixl Uprising from ever happening again, then took the Dark Prognosticus with himself to unknown parts, likely founding the Tribe of Darkness known to once have possessed the dark book. Afterwards, the Pixl Queen's mutinous efforts led to the fall of the Tribe of Ancients and the outlawing of Pixl creation.
Though these are the only known actions of the seemingly late Pixl Queen, more is indeed known about the Pixl herself. Although the spirit united with the Pixl vessel that formed the Pixl Queen had previously been described as "demonic", Carson later stated that a certain one of the magician's apprentices books revealed that the Pixl Queen's spirit was actually derived from a human rather than a demon. It was on this principle that Carson theorized that the Pixl Queen's spirit may have been that of the magician's own daughter (who did indeed get a Game Over during her father's life due to a deathly illness), although he later seemed to have not been sure about this theory in his statement that the author disavowed it. It is also unknown if the Pixl Queen had any helpful ability, although she was indeed able to control all Pixls and used the power of telepathy in her battle against the Ancient survivor, making these possible ability candidates.
Poopa La Koopa
Poopa La Koopa is the grandfather of King Koopa who was briefly mentioned by him in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Butch Mario & the Luigi Kid". He is said to be a cheater and liar (his motto being "Cheat, beat an' be merry!").
Prince Croacus was the deceased (euphemistically referred to as "wilted") prince of the Floro Sapiens in Super Paper Mario. He was Queen Croacus the Second's sibling, and was going to inherit the throne. However, he suddenly wilted in the year 444, which not only caused his death, but that of his father as well. Queen Croacus the Second took the throne in his place.
Princess Daisy's father
Princess Daisy mentions her father in Mario Party 3, stating she used to play minigames with him, however not much else is known about him. She also mentions him in Fortune Street, as she asks "Can my daddy put a little extra gold in my bank account?"
Princess Eclair was the damsel-in-distress that Luigi rescued from the clutches of the monstrous Chestnut King in the Waffle Kingdom. However, as it turns out, the Chestnut King was actually Princess Eclair's lover, who had been turned into a monster by the sinister Minister Crepe. This story is told by Luigi when Mario talks to him throughout the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
During Luigi's adventure, he fell in love with Princess Eclair. However, after he discovered that the Chestnut King was Princess Eclair's fiancee, Luigi lost the hope of ever forming a romantic relationship with the princess. Since Luigi embellished his stories so much, it is unknown whether any of it really happened as he described (or whether she even exists at all.)
She is also mentioned in Luigi's five-book series, called Super Luigi, which is sold in Rogueport's shop during the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
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Princess Toadstool's mother
Princess Toadstool's mother was referenced by the princess in one issue of the Nintendo Comics System. Apparently, she used to say the word "Bummer," which her daughter picked up on. While unmentioned in the English version of the Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet unlike the Mushroom King, the queen is mentioned in the version of the storyline presented in 1987's The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, as well as depicted in How to Win at Super Mario Bros.
Punderton is, supposedly, a Puni that the Puni Elder fell in love with back in her younger years, when she was 'beautiful,' as she states. She tells Mario about Punderton when he says 'I LOVE YOU!' as a talk selection when talking to the Puni Elder after saving her.
Queen Croacus II
Quint Skurvy is the great-great-great grandfather of Kaptain Skurvy. According to Kaptain Skurvy's father, Quint Skurvy was a fierce pirate who ruled the seven seas. He was said to have discovered the Crystal Coconut and, not knowing of its powers, hid it within Inka Dinka Doo. Many years later the eye of Inka Dinka Doo shed the Crystal Coconut as if it were a tear, only to be discovered by Donkey Kong at some point.
Rainbowzilla is an implied monster in Super Paper Mario. Flint Cragley fought it prior to the events of the game. Hornfels and Monzo heard that tale 256 times. One of those times they were apparently tied up by an unseen and unnamed creature.
Ronnie is a crow mentioned by Flo when Mario and Vivian eavesdrop on her conversation with her friend Maude in Twilight Town. Ronnie is Flo's oldest son and during the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, he is studying for his SATs. If the players eavesdrop after the 5th Chapter, it is revealed that he did poorly on the SATs even though he studied a lot.
Rosalina's Family is mentioned by Rosalina herself in Super Mario Galaxy while she reads the storybook. Rosalina said she remembered watching the stars with her father, and sliding down a hill with her brother. Her mother died (the cause of her death is unknown, likely an illness) before she found the Luma and left her world, and is buried under the tree outside the castle. In the storybook, Rosalina recounts a dream she had about her mother, in which she tells her daughter that she will always watch over her as a star. Her mother is shown to look like Rosalina, with long blonde hair and the same type and color of dress, although she also has matching round earrings, similar to the ones worn by Princess Peach. It was never revealed what happened to the rest of her family, although it is implied that they may have passed away just like her mother.
Rotbeak is a crow that is mentioned in Twilight Town when Mario eavesdrops on the crows in the tree next to the first building. Not much is known about Rotbeak except that he lives in Mushroom Town and he just installed fiber optic on his home network. He is also a member of the Feather Club for Crows.
Roy Orbisoni Mahoney
Roy Orbisoni Mahoney is the uncle of Leonardo da Vinci Mahoney. In "The Painting", Howard Stevens explains that, whenever da Vinci Mahoney paints a forgery, he always paints Roy into them, which is an easy way to identify his paintings.
Sashimie is a Cheep-Cheep in Paper Mario who appears in name only through a letter she sends to Sushie, her mother. In the letter, Sashimie states she's about to have a baby and that she hopes the best for her mother.
Scarlette is Admiral Bobbery's deceased wife in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. She is never seen in the game. As the player learns from Podley, during one of Bobbery's sailing trips, she succumbed to a fatal illness. Bobbery did not know if it was a cold or a virus, but it killed her. Bobbery had no clue of his wife's condition. By the time he returned, she was dead. Bobbery blamed himself for her death because he thought that if he had not been on a trip at the time, he could have nursed her to health. He resolved to never sail again, until Mario gave him a letter written by Scarlette that was held by Podley for many years who didn't have the heart to give him the letter, seeing his grief. He thought it best it be put behind him. In her last letter, she tells Bobbery not to blame himself for her death and to keep doing what he loves: sailing the seas. After reading the letter, Bobbery says, "Yes love... I WAS happy... My sweet, sweet Scarlette, I love you still."
The only other time she is ever mentioned is at the end of the game. When the Shadow Queen demanded for Mario and partners to become her servants, if Bobbery's the current partner, he says, "Serve a witch? Scarlette would be rather angry with me, I should think." When Mario leaves Rogueport, Bobbery will tell Mario that if he wouldn't have joined him and gone back to sea again, Scarlette would still watch down on a broken Bob-omb. In the e-mail at the end of the game, when Goombella says Bobbery is now sailing the seven seas with Cortez, she says Scarlette's watching over him.
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Scrawly Kaboodle is a barber whom Mario once mentioned in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! live-action segment "Bats in the Basement". When Luigi mentioned that Count Zoltan Dracula had been going to night school for over 3 centuries, Mario stated that Scrawly Kaboodle had been going to high school for nearly as long.
The Spore King is the villain of Toad Force V, a popular television program mentioned in Mario Party Advance.
In all of Mario Party Advance, only one reference is made to the Spore King. This single reference is made when selecting the "Toxic Toad Z Figure." option at Junk during Lantern Ghost's Nerd Force V mission. When this option is selected, Paratroopa will proclaim the character a "hard-core fan" of Toad Force V and begin spilling out information regarding Toxic Toad Z; as he does this, he mentions the Spore King (who happens to own the robotic Toxic Toad Z) a few times. In these mentions, he describes how the Spore King, "outguns Toad Force V" and how he ruthlessly plagiarized his minion's design from plans stolen from a laboratory.
Stuffy the 5th
Stuffy the 5th is the name of the never seen 5th king of the Dolphinian empire from Wario: Master of Disguise. He served a short, yet troubled reign, and a statue was built in his honor. The statue appears as an enemy in Blowhole Castle.
Tanooki is a character mentioned in the Nintendo Comics System comic Tanooki Suits Me. Tanooki is mentioned by an old Toad when he sees Mario in a Tanooki Suit. Tanooki was the first tailor of the Mushroom Kingdom and the creator of the Tanooki Suit. Tanooki's trademark was to sew a tail on the back of each suit, and they gave those who wear them magical powers. Tanooki was eventually forced out of business, and a genuine Tanooki is rare nowadays.
Tiptron Mk. II is the upgraded version of Tiptron, a partner of Mario in the game Super Paper Mario. After Mario purchases Tiptron, Francis states he is going to make Tiptron Mk. II. Francis then orders Meowmaids to bring him some Nibble-Ums to fill his stomach while he works.
Thermidor (also called Thermie) is the unseen pet lobster of Dixie Kong in the Donkey Kong Country animated series. In the episode "Klump's Lumps", Thermidor's one and only appearance, Dixie Kong lost him. Fortunately, Klump found him and gave him back to Dixie Kong, secretly between him and her.
The Toilet King
The Toilet King is a character who left graffiti in the bathroom of Merlee's Mansion, as seen during Super Paper Mario. His graffiti reads:
Toxic Toad Z
Toxic Toad Z is one of the handful of known characters from Toad Force V mentioned in Mario Party Advance. Toxic Toad Z is a Toad-based robotic villain in the series, and the henchman of Toad Force V's arch-nemesis, the Spore King.
When Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or Yoshi accept Lantern Ghost's Nerd Force V challenge, they are directed to go to Junk, Paratroopa's item shop. On this specific mission, Junk is up and running with two items: A "Toad Force V" figurine (actually one of Jack) and a figure of Toxic Toad Z. While selecting the Toad Force V figurine is the correct action for this mission, it does not hurt to select the one of Toxic Toad Z; such an action will result in Paratroopa revealing much about the Toxic Toad Z character.
Paratroopa seems to know quite a bit about him, though, and, for an unseen character, there actually is a notably large amount of known information about him. According to him, Toxic Toad Z fights with lasers and giant missiles, and his design was stolen (by the Spore King) from the Toad lab. Also, it apparently takes a "hard-core fan" to buy a figurine of Toxic Toad Z, presumably because he's a villainous (and possibly minor) henchman; despite this statement, Junk was all out of his figures at the time the player attempted to buy one, although they were apparently expecting a new shipment of them to arrive soon. Indeed, the game's ending sequence states that Paratroopa made a fortune by selling Toxic Toad Z figures, indicating that the shipment did eventually arrive sometime during the course of Mario Party Advance.
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Tubba Blubba's mother
Tubba Blubba's mother is a character that was mentioned by Tubba Blubba. After Yakkey discovered that Mario was going to abduct him to gain access to his weak point and tried to cry out for his master, he briefly yelled "five more minutes, Mom!" in a dazed stupor for being rudely awakened.
Uncle Tony is an uncle of Mario and Luigi's who was briefly mentioned by Mario in "Glasnuts". As Mario and Luigi were discussing how to divide a pizza evenly, Mario brought up the concern that if Uncle Tony showed up he would eat more than his fair share, thus forcing them to order more pizza.
Uncle Troy is an uncle of Marilyn's, who lives somewhere in California. After she and her friends partied at Mario Brothers Plumbing in "Wild Thing", she announced that they would be moving the party to a beach in California and that they would be staying with her Uncle Troy.
Van Helsing is a fictitious vampire hunter from the novel Dracula. In the Club Nintendo comic Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens, Kirby stumbles across a chest with Van Helsing's name engraved, which turns out to be his legacy, containing lots of magical weapons and clothing. Kirby, Mario, and Link use these weapons to defeat Abigor and his demonic fellows.
Victoria is a female Boo in Paper Mario. She is the target of an unnamed Boo's affections. He wants to marry her, and asks Mario (after Mario approaches him) whether he should give her a Fire Flower or a Volt Shroom as a present. Whatever Mario's answer is, the Boo eventually wins Victoria's love, and they plan to get married when Lady Bow comes back.
Wario's mother is briefly mentioned during the events of Mario Power Tennis. Although never actually seen in the game, during the blooper reel of Wario lifting weights, she calls him on his cell phone. He then replies "Hello? Ma, I told you not to call me here! I'm making a movie..." as Waluigi tells the crew to cut.
Wario's mother is also heard of in Wario's Warehouse on the website for Nintendo of Europe. It is revealed she used to say "You can never have enough cash." Wario later wedged her inside her kitchen bin and pilfered all her money.
Wario's mother perceives her son as so goofy that she never threw him a birthday party. Consequently, Wario does not know his age.
The Watchoverer is a deity revered by the Nommons of Pi'illo Island in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. When Starlow assumed the Nommons revered the petrified Pi'illos as deities, they corrected her by stating that they actually revere the Watchoverer and that the petrified Pi'illos are just their playthings. It's heavily implied that the Watchoverer is actually the Zeekeeper.
Watt's mother is mentioned multiple times in Paper Mario. Watt often tells Mario about her. Additionally, she sends Watt a letter, which the player can read when visiting the Toad Town Post Office. Her name is unknown. However, Watt's Pause Menu description reads: "The child of Li'l Sparky", which might mean Watt's mother's name is Li'l Sparky. However, this probably refers to her species rather than her name.