Paper Macho Soldier

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“These macho papery things must be the source of the holes we've been seeing everywhere. Ugh!”
Olivia, Paper Mario: The Origami King
Several Paper Macho Soldiers with Folded Soldiers at Big Sho' Theater

A Paper Macho Soldier, or Paper Macho, is a type of enemy appearing in Paper Mario: The Origami King. They are giant versions of Folded Soldiers and are the ones responsible for the Not-Bottomless Holes. Their name is a portmanteau of "paper", "papier-mâché", and "macho". Unlike the regular Folded Soldiers, Paper Macho Soldiers are battled while remaining in the overworld.

To defeat Paper Macho Soldiers, Mario must hammer their weak spot marked with King Olly's insignia. If there are no weak spots remaining, a flag with a sad face will appear above it and hammering it anywhere a few more times will defeat it, releasing a lot of confetti. Most Paper Macho Soldiers attack by charging at Mario.

Scuffle Island is an arena where Mario must battle seven Paper Macho Soldiers in a row.

List of Paper Macho Soldiers[edit]

Image Name Collectible Treasure description Location(s)
PMOK Paper Macho Parabomb.png Paper Macho Bob-omb N/A Hotfoot Crater
Paper Macho Boo.jpg Paper Macho Boo "These oversized spirits are as skittish as their smaller counterparts, but turn your back and they'll come flying!" Scorching Sandpaper East
Scuffle Island (round 4)
PaperMachoBuzzyBeetle.jpg Paper Macho Buzzy Beetle "The personal pet of Scissors, stripped of its paper armor and Kamek's magic. It's still pretty dangerous!" Scuffle Island (round 7)
PMOK Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle.jpg Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle "This horrific creation was made from the faces of Bowser's minions. And each face still speaks, so it's really chatty." Bowser's Castle
PMTOK Paper Macho Chain Chomp.png Paper Macho Chain Chomp "This wild animal is off the chain! Once it sets its big, round eyes on something, it'll chase it forever. So...start running!" Spring of Jungle Mist
PaperMachoGoomba.jpg Paper Macho Goomba "While not strictly origami, these monsters are employed by King Olly to fold, tear, and crumple the world." Toad Town
Overlook Mountain
Autumn Mountain
Big Sho' Theater
Scuffle Island (round 1)
Hotfoot Crater
PMTOK Paper Macho Goomba Outlaw.jpg Paper Macho Goomba Outlaw N/A Big Sho' Theater
PMTOK Gooper Blooper.png Paper Macho Gooper Blooper "A Paper Macho Soldier that attacked the Princess Peach cruise ship and sent Bob-omb flying overboard. What a jerk!" The Princess Peach
PaperMachoParatroopa.png Paper Macho Koopa Paratroopa "A Paper Macho Soldier that's able to flap through the air. When it tries to dive-bomb you, that's your chance!" Scorching Sandpaper Desert
Scorching Sandpaper East
Scuffle Island (round 5)
PMOK Paper Macho Koopa Troopa.jpg Paper Macho Koopa Troopa "This Paper Macho Koopa Troopa fell asleep at Shogun Studios. Only a loud, echoing noise will wake it back up." Shogun Studios
Big Sho' Theater
Scuffle Island (round 3)
Origami Castle
PMOK Paper Macho Lava Bubble.png Paper Macho Lava Bubble N/A Hotfoot Crater
PMTOK Paper Macho Mummy Goomba.jpg Paper Macho Mummy Goomba "A Paper Macho Goomba that looks like a mummy but is actually just cold. It's cold inside ancient temples!" Temple of Shrooms
PMOK Paper Macho Piranha Plant.jpg Paper Macho Piranha Plant "It lurks in the grass, waiting to snap up anyone who comes too close. If you get bitten, thrash around to escape!" Spring of Jungle Mist
MegaPaperMachoPokey.jpg Mega Paper Macho Pokey "The largest and clumsiest Paper Macho enemy in the world. It falls and rolls around without any regard for safety" Scorching Sandpaper Desert
PaperMachoShyGuy.jpg Paper Macho Shy Guy "Another of King Olly's massive papier-mâché enforcers. More interested in playing soccer than socking players." Overlook Mountain
Big Sho' Theater
Fire Vellumental Cave
Scuffle Island (round 2)
PMTOK Paper Macho Snifit Outlaw.jpg Paper Macho Snifit Outlaw "This Snifit Paper Macho Soldier rules a motley band of outlaws onstage and makes that cowboy hat look great." Big Sho' Theater
PMTOK Paper Macho Spike Outlaw.jpg Paper Macho Spike Outlaw N/A Big Sho' Theater
PaperMachoStoneSpike.jpg Paper Macho Stone Spike "A Paper Macho Soldier who rolls an unlimited supply of heavy stones. Get close and bop its belly between tosses." ? Island
Scuffle Island (round 6)


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリボテ兵
Papier-mâché Soldier
Chinese (Simplified) 纸糊兵
Zhǐhú Bīng
Paste Paper Soldier
Chinese (Traditional) 紙糊兵
Zhǐhú Bīng
Paste Paper Soldier
Dutch Papier-maché soldaat Papier-mâché soldier
French Guerrier mâcho Paper Macho Soldier
Italian Soldato cartapestifero cartapestifero is an pun on cartapesta (papier-mâché) and pestifero (bratty)