Magnus von Grapple

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The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Artwork of Magnus von Grapple
Location(s) The Great Tree
Max HP 30
Attack 2
Defense 1
Moves Magnus von Punish (Stomp attack) (2), Earthquake (2, Piercing), Flying X-Fists (4)
Items None
Coins N/A
Log A powerful and cutting-edge robot built by X-Naut scientists. It has all the features expected of a robot, including rocket fists.
Misc. stats
Level 68
Exp. points 0
Sleep? 0%
Dizzy? 50%
Confuse? 50%
Tiny? 0%
Burn? 100%
Freeze? 30%
Stop? 50%
Soft? 90%
Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 0%
KO? 0%

That's Magnus Von Grapple. It's a giant robot built by the X-Nauts. Lord Crump drives it. Max HP is 30, Attack is 2, and Defense is 1. Its most effective attack is one that takes advantage of its size: a smothering stomp. It can also shoot out its fists, which do these super-gnarly rocket punches. Its fists have Max HP of 2, an Attack of 4, and Defense of 0. Its fists are super-powerful, so it's best to knock them down fast. The thing about this robot is I can't tell if it looks cool, or really, REALLY stupid…

“Are you crying yet? Yeah? Sorry, but this thing isn't armed with tissues. Well, Magnus von Grapple has that effect on people. Total, weeping terror. And you ain't seen nothing yet! Check out the power on this bad boy!”
Lord Crump, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Magnus von Grapple (or Magnus) is a robot operated by Lord Crump in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It serves as the boss of Chapter 2.

In Mario's hunt for the Crystal Stars, the second star, the Emerald Star, is hidden in the Great Tree of Boggly Woods. The X-Nauts, led by Lord Crump, are already there searching for the star when Mario and his partners arrive. Crump allows Mario to find the Crystal Star and then steals it from him after Mario discovers it at the bottom of the Tree with the help of the Punies. Mario and his partners confront Crump, who activates a time bomb to destroy the Tree. Mario and his partners pursue him to the Tree's entrance, where Crump's escape route is blocked by the Puni elder. Upon noticing that Mario and his partners have caught up with him, Crump deactivates the time bomb, but he refuses to hand over the Emerald Star. Instead, he activates Magnus von Grapple and fights Mario and his party. In the battle with Magnus von Grapple, Mario's audience consists of Punies and the X-Nauts, with the former taking up the left half and the latter taking up the right half initially. Eventually, Mario prevails over the robot and claims the Crystal Star. The X-Naut scientists later build a new robot named Magnus von Grapple 2.0, which is much more powerful than its predecessor.

Power and abilities[edit]

Magnus von Grapple is able to fire both its rocket puncher off and use them as weapons. When launched, the fists each have two HP and an attack power of four. Magnus's main attack is stomping on Mario and his partner, dealing only two damage to them. It can also create an earthquake that does two damage to both Mario and his partner.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バッテンダーロボ
Battendā Robo
Likely from「メガバッテン」(Megabatten, X-Nauts) and「ペケダー」(Pekedā, Lord Crump) + shortening of "robot"
French Cruxobot Pun on "crux-" (a prefix referring to a cross) and "robot"
German Crucibot Pun on "Crucionen" (German name of the X-Nauts) and "robot"
Italian Justobot From "Giustignardo" (the Italian name of Sir Grodus) and "robot"
Spanish Robo X From "robot" and "X"