Mayor Dour

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Mayor Dour
Artwork of Mayor Dour from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door artwork
Species Twilighter
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
“I'm the mayor of this poor town. Some call me Dour.”
Mayor Dour, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Mayor Dour is a Twilighter and the mayor of Twilight Town in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The word "dour" is a synonym for "gloomy", which is an appropriate description of Mayor Dour and his town. In keeping with the ragdoll-esque appearance of the Twilight Towners, patches of fluff and loose threads can be seen on his head.


Mayor Dour helps Mario during his visit to Twilight Town by explaining the pig problem. Mario needs his permission to pass the gate into the Twilight Trail to Creepy Steeple. Before Mario can request permission, however, Dour turns into a pig, but the guard blocking the Twilight Trail additionally turns into a pig, thus granting Mario access to Creepy Steeple.

After Mario supposedly defeats Doopliss, who was causing the pig curse by use of a bell in the Creepy Steeple, the citizens are turned back into normal, including Dour. A little later, Dour posts a trouble at the Trouble Center in Rogueport (available after Chapter 4), in which he is asking for someone to deliver a Silver Club newsletter routing slip for him. If Mario takes on the trouble, he needs to visit Dour to receive the Routing Slip from him. The Routing Slip then needs to be delivered to the Puni elder inside the Great Tree in Boggly Woods, who then asks Mario to deliver the slip to Mayor Kroop in Petalburg. Kroop then asks Mario to deliver the slip to Dour, and when Mario does so, Dour rewards him with thirty coins.


  • "That's the Twilight Town mayor. He doesn't seem too reliable, though. I guess he's been through a lot, though, so maybe I oughta cut him some slack."
As a pig
  • "Even the mayor got turned into a pig! At this rate, they'll all be pigs soon. And then... maybe even us... NO WAY!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 村長
Village Chief

Chinese (simplified) 阴暗村村长
Yīn'àn Cūn Cūnzhǎng
Twilight Town Village Head

Chinese (traditional) 陰暗村村長
Yīn'àn Cūn Cūnzhǎng
Twilight Town Village Head

French Doyen
Elder (Mayor Dour was not given an actual name in the French version: Goombella only refers to him as the Elder of Twilight Town)
German Düsterdorfer Dorfvorsteher
Twilight Town's village chief
Italian Sindaco di Casalcrepuscolo
Twilight Town's Mayor
Korean 어둑어둑 마을 촌장
Eoduk-eoduk Ma'eul Chonjang
Twilight Town Village Chief

Spanish Tenebrosio
From tenebroso ("gloomy") and possibly the Spanish male name "Ambrosio"