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Luigi's Mansion
Full name Neville, the Bookish Father
Age 42
Biography Neville spends his afterlife reading all the books he missed while living.
Room Study
HP 100
Heart quote Ho ho ho ho... Go ahead, try to find me. I can see you, but you cannot see me, ho ho ho ho...

Anyhoo, I'm getting very sleepy... (Nintendo 3DS)

Neville, the Bookish Father is the first portrait ghost whom Luigi encounters in Luigi's Mansion and its Nintendo 3DS version. Neville is tall and lean with light blue skin. He has an oval-shaped head, yellow-green eyes, red hair and eyebrows, and a red pointed mustache. He wears a deep blue robe. Neville is the husband of Lydia and father of Chauncey and the twins Henry and Orville. Neville's portrait number in the Gallery is 1.

Neville can be found in the Study during Area 1, doing his usual activity of reading a book while sitting in a rocking chair. The book that Neville reads is titled "Mario Story", the Japanese name of Paper Mario. Neville does not attack, though there is a book in the Study that flies after Luigi. Neville occasionally yawns and stretches, leaving him open to being stunned by the flashlight and being vacuumed into the Poltergust 3000. Upon defeat, a Treasure Chest appears in the Study, containing the key to the Master Bedroom.

Various portraits of what appears to be Neville is in various rooms of the mansion, more specifically the Parlor, Study, and Master Bedroom.

The player can read Neville's Big Baby Care Diary in the bookshelf behind Neville's rocking chair. The diary provides the player with hints on how to win Henry and Orville's game of hide and seek.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パパーラ
Derived from "papa" and possibly「パラパラ」(parapara, onomatopoeia for flipping something quickly, such as books)

French Neville, Le Père Intellectuel
Neville, the intellectual father
German Ramon, Lesewütiger Vater
Ramon, reading-obsessed father
Italian Armando Brividi, papà topo di biblioteca
Armand Shivers, bookish father
Spanish Arturo, el padre intelectual
Arthur, the Intellectual Father