Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle

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Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle
The Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Species Paper Macho Buzzy Beetle
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
“...Oh my gosh... Did those Scissors make that...THING...out of people's FACES?! I can hardly even look at it! How monstrous!”
Olivia, Paper Mario: The Origami King

The Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle is a Paper Macho Soldier boss in Paper Mario: The Origami King. It is fought in Bowser's Castle and precedes the battle with Scissors. The Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle resembles a large Buzzy Beetle with a gray shell, covered in the faces of Bowser's minions.

A Collectible Treasure of Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle (No. 117) can be found inside Origami Castle.

Battle[edit]

In its first phase, the Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle can form Dry Bones heads out of the faces on its body. These fly towards Mario and circle him, with heads that glow red flying faster than the white ones. If Mario is hit by this attack, he takes 10 damage and the faces go back on the Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle. He can destroy the head by hitting it with the hammer, causing the faces to fall on the floor.

After Mario destroys enough Dry Bones heads, Kamek speaks to Mario from the front of the Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle, instructing him to peel his face off so its attacks are weakened. During this phase, the Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle fires magic blasts at Mario, which make it dizzy. During this time, Mario can start peeling Kamek off its body. Once the faces on the magic blast go back on its body, it goes into its shell and starts spinning, pushing Mario away and dealing damage if he does not run far enough away from it.

Once Kamek has been rescued from the Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle's body, it starts its third and final phase of attacks. Here, it behaves like a regular Paper Macho Buzzy Beetle, spinning in its shell around the arena. After some time it will stop and stand up in a dizzy state, giving Mario a window to hit the King Olly seal. After attacking it two more times, the Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle is defeated.

Profile[edit]

  • Collectible Treasure No. 117: "This horrific creation was made from the faces of Bowser's minions. And each face still speaks, so it's really chatty."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒャクメンハリボテメット
Hyakumen Haribote Metto
Hundred-faced Papier-mâché Buzzy Beetle
Chinese (Simplified) 百面纸糊钢盔龟
Bǎimiàn Zhǐhú Gāngkuī Guī
Hundred-faced Papier-mâché Buzzy Beetle
Chinese (Traditional) 百面紙糊鋼盔龜
Bǎimiàn Zhǐhú Gāngkuī Guī
Hundred-faced Papier-mâché Buzzy Beetle
Dutch Verknipte Buzzy Beetle
French (NOA) Blindule mâcho Mille-faces
French (NOE) Bruyinsecte mâcho Mille-faces
German Pappmatscho-Käfer
Italian Nella multivolto cartapestifera Multi-faced Paper Macho Buzzy Beetle
Spanish (NOA) Buzzy Ciencaras de papel maché Hundred-Faces Papier-mâché Buzzy Beetle
Spanish (NOE) Buzzy Beetle de cien caras Hundred Faces Buzzy Beetle