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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...

Neville, the Bookish Father is the first portrait ghost that Luigi encounters in Luigi's Mansion. He is the husband of Lydia and father of Chauncey and the twins Henry and Orville. His usual activity is reading books, and he keeps a baby care diary.

At one point in the past, he was captured by Professor Elvin Gadd and turned into a portrait, but Neville was eventually set free again by King Boo. His portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 1.

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

In Luigi's Mansion, Neville is the first portrait ghost in Area 1 of the Mansion. Luigi finds him in the Study, where he is reading a book while sitting in a rocking chair. His only attack is sending a single levitating book after him. Like most portrait ghosts, Neville cannot be stunned by the flashlight normally. However, he occasionally yawns and stretches, at which point he becomes vulnerable to light and can be stunned to be re-captured by the Poltergust 3000. Upon defeat, a Treasure Chest appears in the Study, containing the key to the Master Bedroom.

The player can also have Luigi 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.

Physical appearance[edit]

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.


Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

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


Portrait of a man resembling Neville in Luigi's Mansion
  • Various portraits of a man resembling Neville can be found throughout the mansion, specifically in the Parlor, Study, and Master Bedroom. These portraits may depict Neville when he was alive.
  • The book that he reads is titled "Mario Story", which is the Japanese name of the original Paper Mario game.