Magnus von Grapple

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The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Magnus Von Grapple
Magnus Von Grapple.png
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. He is the boss of Boggly Woods. Magnus is fought after Mario and the Punies confront Crump at the entrance to the woods; he climbs into Magnus von Grapple and attacks them. His attacks include randomly stomping on top of Mario and his partners, firing his rocket punch, and stomping the ground to create an earthquake.


Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Mario and Flurrie battle Magnus von Grapple.

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 arrives. 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 Punis. Mario confronts Crump, whom threatened to destroy the Tree with a time bomb. Mario pursues him to the tree's entrance, where he finds Crump being attacked by the Puni elder. The elder's attack forces Crump to deactivate the time bomb, but he refuses to hand the Emerald Star over. He instead activates Magnus von Grapple and attacks Mario and his party. Magnus fires its rocket punch at Mario, stomps on him, and even stomping ground to creates earthquakes, but 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 a weapon. When launched, the fists have a HP of two and an attack power of four. Magnus's main attack is to stomp on Mario and his friends, which does only two damage to them. Another of its attacks is to create an earthquake, two damage as well to both Mario and partner.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バッテンダーロボ
Battendā Robo
バッテンダー is the Japanese name for the X-Nauts. ロボ indicates that it is a robot.
Spanish Robo X From robot and X.
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"


  • In Super Paper Mario, one of the items on Francis's "things to get" list is a Magnus Von Grapple action figure.
  • Brobot is Magnus von Grapple's Super Paper Mario equivalent. Also, the upgraded version of Magnus is the equivalent of the upgraded Brobot.
  • The earthquake attack works oddly, as Flurrie is immune to the attack, but Koops can not superguard the move, which knocks him over, while Mario and Goombella can.