Magnus von Grapple
|The Thousand-Year Door enemy|
|Location(s)||The Great Tree|
|Moves||Magnus von Punish (Stomp attack) (2), Earthquake (2, Piercing), Flying X-Fists (4)|
|Log||A powerful and cutting-edge robot built by X-Naut scientists. It has all the features expected of a robot, including rocket fists.|
- “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
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
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
|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"|
- In Super Paper Mario, one of the items on Francis's "things to get" list is a Magnus Von Grapple action figure.