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Artwork of Muskular from Mario Party 5.
Species Star
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Mario Party: The Top 100 (cameo) (2017)
“After being cooped up in there for so long, I could really use some outdoor exercise.”
Muskular, Paper Mario
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Muskular is one of the seven Star Spirits. As his name implies (Muskular being in reference to the word "muscular"), Muskular is a very strong Star Spirit who likes to work out. He likes to wear a sailor's hat, and is always full of energy.

Muskular first appeared in Paper Mario as the fourth Star Spirit to rescue from Bowser. He is guarded by General Guy and his army in the Shy Guy's Toy Box in Chapter 4: Trials in the Toy Box. When Mario defeats General Guy, Muskular gives him the ability to use the Chill Out move. When Chill Out is used, Muskular appears and decreases the enemies' attack power by three. The move costs two Star Power. He later appears along with the rest of the Star Spirits in Star Haven when they give Mario the Star Beam.

In Mario Party 5, Muskular returns, along with all the other Star Spirits. Here, he is the guide of the minigame mode.

Muskular appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It raises launch resistance by 13, and it can be used by any character.

He makes a cameo appearance in Mario Party: The Top 100 as a collectible item.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
A Sticker of Muskular in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mario Party 5 Launch Resistance +13

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニール
From「兄さん」(nī-san, older brother)
Chinese 顽皮星[1]
Wánpí Xīng
Naughty Star
French Patatétoile From "patate" (potato) and "étoile" (star)
German Muskular -
Italian Astromare Portmanteau of "astro" (star) and "mare" (sea), probably referring to his sailor hat
Portuguese Muskular -
Spanish Fortella From "fortísimo" (very strong) and "estrella" (star)