Recapitator

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Wario Land: Shake It! enemy
Artwork of a Recapitator from Wario Land: Shake It!
Recapitator
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Recapitators are skeleton enemies with a spiked head from Wario Land: Shake It! They throw their heads at Wario, which come back like boomerangs. Its name is a word play on "decapitation", the removal of someone's head, and the prefix "re", which means "back" (as in, the head is put back on). The Zombies of Wario Land II also attack by throwing their heads, but this turns Wario into Zombie Wario rather than harming him. Recapitators fall apart like Dry Bones when Wario executes a Dash Attack. Also like a Dry Bones, Recapacitors have illuminating eyes, shells, shoes and gloves. However, while the player can stomp on a Dry Bones, stomping on a Recapitator will hurt the player due to the spikes on its head. It's best that Wario does that when the Recapitator throws its head. By doing this, the head will pass the body and is destroyed when it hits a wall.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スカール
Sukāru
From「スカル」(sukaru, skull); the extended vowel makes it rhyme with "snarl"