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Patches is a green parrot owned by the pirate Captain Clump, who often carries the bird on his shoulder. Like Captain Clump, Patches possesses an eyepatch and a peg leg. Patches and his owner appear in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Pirates of Koopa".
In "Pirates of Koopa", Blackbeard Koopa and his Koopa Pirate Pack invade Captain Clump's ship, and Patches aids Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool and Captain Clump in fighting them off. His first attempt fails, however, when a Bob-Omb he had been planning on throwing detonates in his talons, knocking Patches into the crow's nest of Clump's ship, knocking him unconscious.
Later, Patches is awoken by Mario, Luigi, Toad and Captain Clump, who have been tied to the mast of Clump's ship with ropes by Blackbeard Koopa and the Koopa Pirate Pack, managed to squirm up the mast, hitting their heads on the crow's nest at the top. Clumsily getting up, Patches was instructed by Mario to throw him a star, which had appeared floating around Patches' head. Having done as he was told, Patches watches as the thrown star, revealed to be a Starman, is caught by Mario, who uses the powers it endowed him with in order to free himself, Clump, Luigi and Toad from the ropes tieing them to the mast. Once they are freed from their restraints, however, this caused Luigi, Toad and Clump to fall into the ocean, except Mario, who defeats several nearby, voracious Trouters and jumped on to the crow's nest of the ship, along with Luigi, Toad, and Clump, who have emerged from the ocean. Once on the crow's nest, Mario severs it from Clump's recently sunken ship and uses it as a boat for him, Patches, Luigi, Toad and Clump.
Much later, Patches helps Mario, Luigi, Toad, Clump, and Toad fight the Koopa Pirate Pack on Blackbeard Koopa's ship, having first sat out their rescue of the princess from Blackbeard Koopa's fortress in Pirate's Port. During this battle, Patches manages to successfully throw a Bob-Omb that was chasing Clump off Blackbeard Koopa's ship, earning him an honorable salute from his master.
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