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Super Mario RPG Enemy
Mack SMRPG.png
Location(s) Mushroom Kingdom
HP 480
Attack 22
Magic Attack 15
Defense 25
Magic Defense 20
Speed 8
Spells Flame Wall, Flame
Sp. Attacks None
Items None
Exp. points 24
Coins 20
              Misc. stats
FP 28
Evade 0%
Magic Evade 0%
Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence, Critical
Weak Thunder
Bonus Flower None
Yoshi Cookie None
Morph Rate 0%
"Boing, boing, boing."
“Listen up, gang! These guys are gonna put a stop to OUR party! Are we HAPPY about this?!”
Mack, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Mack Sprite - Super Mario RPG.png

Mack is a lieutenant of the Smithy Gang and the boss of the first chapter of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Mack commands an army of Shysters and can use fire magic. Like the other members of the Smithy Gang, Mack is modeled after a weapon (in his case, a knife) and he is named after the song "Mack the Knife" (originally "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" in German).


With his Shysters, Mack attacked the Mushroom Kingdom while Mario was in Bandit's Way. Mack occupied the throne room of the Mushroom Castle while his Shysters terrorized the residents of the surrounding town.

After returning to town, Mario and Mallow fought their way to the throne room and defeated Mack. Following Mack's defeat, the two remaining Shysters left to inform Smithy of Mack's destruction.

Mack would return in Smithy's Factory, in the form of a gray mass-produced copy of the original.

In the parade, Mack, along with Bowyer and Yaridovich, is seen being pounded by Smithy's hammer.

General information[edit]


At the start of the battle, Mack is accompanied by a quartet of Shysters Bodyguards. If they're not defeated within one turn, Mack will jump out of the battle screen and will not return until all bodyguards on the field are defeated. When in battle, Mack attacks with physical strikes and the spells Flame and Flame Wall. After a few turns, the Shysters will return, requiring the player to repeat the process until Mack is defeated. If all the bodyguards are defeated, Mack will use Flame Wall for his next attack.

Physical appearance[edit]

Mack is a red-colored, roundish figure who holds onto a pair of handles on top of a giant knife with floating eyes (or may be the knife itself), mirroring how the Shysters and their derivatives ride on pogo sticks. When attacking, Mack shakes his head.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケンゾール
Probably from 「剣」 Ken, meaning sword.


  • When Mallow uses his Psychopath ability on the Machine Made version of Mack, he will say, "Mario! I'm BAAAAAACK!". However, the Machine Made versions of Mack are copies of him, not rebuilt versions of the original.
  • It is possible to skip the Mack encounter with a trick involving a tricky jump from a Shyster over to the Chancellor, who is hiding in the corner. The Shysters will not notice Mario, thus the fight will not be triggered. Mack and his gang will be gone after speaking with the Chancellor. The game will continue as normal, though the first Star Piece won't show up in the menu until after the second one is obtained since it was not formally collected.