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This article is about the character from Super Paper Mario. For the character from WarioWare Gold, see Amy and Mimi.
Super Paper Mario promotional artwork: Mimi
First appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario-kun (volume 37) (2008)
“You DUMMIES! The only reason I'm even HERE is to get in the way!”
Mimi, Super Paper Mario

Mimi is one of the main villains in the game Super Paper Mario and a minion of Count Bleck. She has a violent and cruel temper and uses her appearance as a cute and innocent girl to lure travelers into becoming slaves. She possesses the ability to shape-shift, often taking the disguises of Merlee and other characters, hence her name, that is derived from the word "mimic". According to the InterNed, Mimi's theme is called "Mimi the Copycat", her first battle theme is called "Mimi Battle" and her second and third battle theme "I'm Not Nice". Her true form is that of an evil-looking robotic spider, seen during most of the battles against her. Whenever Mimi is in her true form, her dialogue box is in a shade of purple with white text color, similar to the Shadow Queen and Bonetail in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.


Super Paper Mario[edit]

Mimi first appears in the game Super Paper Mario during the meeting of Count Bleck's minions which occurs after Mario enters the door to Chapter 1. However, her actual form is not seen in this cutscene, as she uses her transformative abilities to appear like various different characters. She first takes upon O'Chunks's form and, due to this being the introduction to the villains, she seems like she really is the bulky minion, until the real O'Chunks pops in. Then, she takes upon Count Bleck's form to scold O'Chunks, Princess Peach's form to accept the Count's compliment on her shape-shifting, then Bowser's form to yell at Dimentio for reading her diary (a reference to the first Paper Mario).

Mimi dresses in a maid uniform.

Mario and Peach first encounter Mimi in her girl form when they reach Merlee's Mansion in Chapter 2-2. Unbeknown to the heroes, Mimi had been sent there by Count Bleck to defeat them before they can obtain the next Pure Heart, which Merlee has taken with her into hiding. Taking the disguise of Merlee's handmaid, Mimi makes her first attempt on Mario and Peach's lives when she tells them that Merlee is in the room above them. When the heroes enter the room, the door is covered by bars and the roof begins to lower. Mario and Peach escape the trap by flipping into 3-D, and continue their search for Merlee. He and Peach eventually release Merlee's pet, Gnaw, which chases Mimi away, as he knew that Mimi was planning to capture them.

In Chapter 2-3, Mimi orders Mario and Peach to work off a debt of one million Rubees after they break a vase. Using their new Pixl friend, Slim, they discover a secret stash of Rubees, allowing them to pay off the debt. This causes Mimi to go into a shock, saying it was "impossible" to earn one million Rubees and claiming the "wonderful curse" she put on the mansion was broken. She then flees by appearing to explode.

Mimi angry.
Mimi yelling at Mario for breaking a vase

In the last part of Chapter 2, Mimi impersonates Merlee and asks Mario and Peach to sign a contract to pay off 10 million Rubees for the Pure Heart. However, a hologram of the real Merlee warns the heroes that it was a fake. Mimi gets angry and morphs into her Rubee-shooting true spider form, which is impervious to attacks at this point. She chases Mario, Peach and the Pixls around the mansion's basement, spawning at their location whenever they take too long to move on from a room. After a long and grueling chase, Mario and Peach find a bathroom at the bottom of the basement where Merlee is hiding with the Pure Heart. Mimi then appears and in a flash of light she transforms into Merlee. To decide which Merlee is the real one, the "That's My Merlee!" show is held where Mario must ask each of the Merlees five questions to decide which one is the real Merlee. Regardless of whether or not the heroes choose correctly, Mimi attacks Mario and Peach, but Merlee removes her invincibility with cheer-leader-like chants. It is noted that Spider Mimi's legs fall off after taking enough hits. She is then defeated by Mario and Peach and flees the mansion.

Mimi is fought again in Chapter 6. Posing as King Sammer, she tells Mario, Peach and Bowser that the Pure Heart is in the chest beside them. When opening the Treasure Chest, the heroes finds a bomb, and, when they aren't fazed by the explosion that erupts from it, Mimi attacks them, this time in her girl form, to waste the rapidly declining time before Sammer's Kingdom is destroyed by The Void. Although she loses in the battle, she succeeds in her goal as Sammer's Kingdom is destroyed shortly afterward.

Peach trying to save Mimi.
Peach tries to save Mimi.

In Chapter 8, Mimi poses as Merlon and tells the heroes to hit a "totally unsuspicious" ! Block. When struck, it causes Mario and Co. to fall into a pit. She then disguises herself as Merlee once again, and asks three questions the heroes on what they're afraid of; she places the items or enemies in a corridor up ahead, and when the heroes survive, she gets upset and insults Peach. While Mario and Luigi continue on through the castle, Peach and Mimi have a one-on-one battle, ending in Mimi's defeat just as the room begins to fall apart. Mimi almost falls into a hole in the ground, and even though Peach grabs her by the leg in an attempt to save her, another tremor shakes the ground and they both fall into the hole.

Mimi is revealed to survive when she and O'Chunks come to Count Bleck's aid after Dimentio takes over. She warps herself and O'Chunks to Dimension D to help the Count. Mimi and O'Chunks' love for Count Bleck helped Mario, Peach, and Bowser defeat Super Dimentio. This action redeems Mimi. Following Dimentio's defeat and the worlds saved from destruction, she ends up of Flipside Tower along with O'Chunks, Nastasia, and the heroes. With Bleck gone, she, O'Chunks, and Nastasia decide to fulfill the Count's previous goal: creating the perfect world that he promised them.

After the game is beaten, she gets a job working as Merlee's actual maid, and, since Merlee rarely uses her mansion (as she had moved to Flopside far earlier in the game), she decided to turn Merlee's mansion into a stable of cutie-pies (otherwise known as boys). One of Mimi's former slaves says Mimi is making him pay for the time he spent in the mansion while she was away, he however is delighted at this because he now has something to do. To help raise money for her stable, she begins the creation of a "cutie-pie video game" and a "cutie-pie cafe."

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Mimi transforming into her spider form in the Super Paper Mario arc from volume 37 of the Super Mario-kun
Mimi and her spider transformation sequence in Super Mario-kun

Mimi appears in volume 37 of the Super Mario-kun, and her role is akin to her appearance to the game the story arc is based on. She is first seen with a crude sketch of Mario on her face, and then she ties Merlee up, and then disguises herself as Merlee. The fake Merlee then leads Mario to a trap, where Mimi then transforms into her spider form. A Gnip then gives Mario a ? Block, which releases many mini 8 bit Marios that help Mario defeat Mimi's spider form.

General information[edit]

Mimi gives a lot of information about herself in the "That's My Merlee!" show. Whether it is true or not is debatable, as she was disguised as Merlee at the time and may have been attempting at making Mario and friends think that she was the charmer. However, it is very likely to be true as Mimi has stated before that she likes men and also states it in the show. Also, when asked what her favorite animal is, she replies "an adorable little demon", a demon being her favorite animal would match Mimi's personality.

  • Her birthday is May 5.
  • Her childhood nickname was the "Odd Porpoise".
  • She likes to watch reruns of Super Ultra Goomba Bros.
  • Her favorite smell is old cheese.
  • When washing in the tub, she starts with mold in the tiles, then the faucets.
  • Her favorite food is tangerines.
  • Her type of guy is present in the bathroom during the quiz. (Most likely referring to Mario)
  • Her favorite animal is a demon.
  • She wants a boyfriend.
  • Her best feature is her effervescent personality.

Other aspects of Mimi's personality are revealed throughout the game, such as how she hates brussels sprouts and old ham (carrots and peppers in the Japanese version) but hates the dark more. She also enjoys fashion, and is the one of the only characters in Super Paper Mario to change their outfits. Mimi wrote in her diary that her dream of a perfect world is a gem-filled pool with hunky lifeguards (as revealed by Dimentio); this is one of the many times Mimi is shown to have a love for gems (especially Rubees) and boys.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Super Paper Mario promotional artwork: Mimi in her true form
Mimi in her spider form.

Mimi has a large number of powers. The most notable are Mimi's shape shifting ability and the invincibility that Count Bleck gave her, though she loses this ability when Merlee takes it from her. She has numerous powers that involve her beloved Rubees and can also transform into a spider-like form. First her head turns upwards to the right, then it swings back (whilst emitting a number of loud cracks). After which, it starts spinning almost uncontrollably with her eyes large and round. It stops upside down. In the first fight, her bow loses color and the lines unfold into a pair of her legs. Her eyes[1] and arms stretch out into the other two pairs after a casino-esque jackpot noise.

When in her spider form she can shoot Rubees at the heroes; she can also tuck in her legs and fly around the room with pointed Rubees sticking out of her, as well as cause a wave of Rubees to come out of the ground, dealing damage to anything it touches. When in her girl form, she can form a barrier of Rubees around her and create Rubees out of nowhere. Like Mario and Dimentio, Mimi is gifted with the ability to flip to 3-D. Mimi can also hover in the air, fly and warp to different locations.


Mimi's true identity is shrouded in mystery. There are two theories, according to Carson, that may explain who Mimi really is: a failed Pixl created by the Ancients, or the unintended result of a witch's experimentation with shape-shifting potions. A third theory could be her True Form. If Mario flips into 3D, the player can see gears from inside Mimi's spider form, implying that Mimi may be a robot altogether. This could be supported also by the fact that she apparently explodes into pieces in Chapter 2-3, but survives. Another explanation for her explosion in 2-3 is that she was still invincible, so she survived.


Main article: List of Super Paper Mario quotes § Mimi
  • "Mimimimimimimimmimimimimimi!"
  • "I'm Lady Merlee's handmaid. My name's Mimi!"
  • "But you can call me Mimikins if you want!"
  • "Coins?! No one uses COINS anymore, you peasants! I SPIT on your coins!"
  • "I guess I'll congratulate you... by tearing you into little bits like stupid confetti!"
  • "Nighty-night! It's bedtime for you guys!"
  • "I like getting what I want, so I do whatever I need to get it."



Super Paper Mario enemy
Mimi (1)
Super Paper Mario promotional artwork: Mimi in her true form Max HP ?? (6 hits) Role Boss Location(s) Merlee's Basement (2-4)
Attack 1 Card type Uncommon
Defense 0 Items Card location(s) Card Shop; Map 15
Score 2000
Card description It's Mimi, the adorable, yet slightly unstable shape-shifter! Word is, she has a crush on Count Bleck.
  List of Catch Cards  
  190      191      192  
Tattle Invincible: This is Mimi... So is this her true form? She’ll come after you if you stay too long in any room... And our attacks don’t work, so we should keep moving...

Normal: That's Mimi. She's a slightly childish shape-shifter that works for Count Bleck... Max HP is ?? and Attack is 1. Just go for the head when you attack... She will briefly stop when she gets hit... That is when you should go on the attack... She might also hang from the ceiling and throw Rubees at you...

Super Paper Mario enemy
Mimi (2)
A game sprite of Mimi with her outfit from Chapter 6 Max HP 25 Role Boss Location(s) Sammer's Early Duels (6-2)
Attack 2 Card type Uncommon
Defense 0 Items Card location(s) Card Shop; Map 15
Score 4000
Card description It's Mimi, the adorable, yet slightly unstable shape-shifter! Word is, she has a crush on Count Bleck.
  List of Catch Cards  
  190      191      192  
Tattle That’s Mimi, Count Bleck’s shape-shifting minion... Max HP is 25 and Attack is 2. She has many creative Rubee attacks... But it’s easy to guard against them with Peach’s parasol... Then wait for an opening! Remember, you can use Thoreau to toss her precious Rubees back at her... If you hit her enough, she’ll flip, so flip after her...
Super Paper Mario enemy
Mimi (3)
Super Paper Mario promotional artwork: Mimi in her true form Max HP ?? (6 hits) Role Boss Location(s) Castle Bleck Foyer (8-2)
Attack 4 Card type Uncommon
Defense ?? Items Card location(s) Card Shop; Map 15
Score 8000
Card description It's Mimi, the adorable, yet slightly unstable shape-shifter! Word is, she has a crush on Count Bleck.
  List of Catch Cards  
  190      191      192  
Tattle That’s Mimi, of course. She seems really set on winning this time... Max HP is ?? and Attack is 4. She has the same moves she had last time. She seems to be faster now. She can also rain down Rubees for a nasty attack... Better use your parasol for protection when that happens... Let’s pay her back for all the times she tricked us...


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マネーラ
マーネ (when in disguise as Merlee's handmaid)
From「真似」(mane, copy) or "money", and possibly the Japanese feminine name ending「ら」(-ra)

Variation of「マネーラ」(Manēra)

French Mimic
German Mimi
Italian Mimì
Korean 머니
From "money", referring to her fondness of Rubees; likely containing 거미 (geomi, spider), which refers to her spider-like true form

Spanish Mimi


  • Mimi is the only one of Count Bleck's main minions who also serves as a Chapter boss.
  • Mimi is a rather prominent homage to the 1982 science fiction horror film The Thing. The film's main antagonist is an extraterrestrial organism capable of shapeshifting, and one of its most notable appearances in the film is as a grotesque, upside-down face on several spider-like legs; save for the alien origin, the creature's traits are prominently featured in Mimi's character.