Red-Brief J

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“Hey, c'mon, give this dude a name better than just what he's wearing! Sure, he's got an absolutely pitiful name, but he's one tough monster. Not only does he have weird magical attacks, my punches don't work so well against him! What? How are you supposed to beat him? How the heck should I know! I was hoping you could tell me!”
Wario World North American instruction manual, page 31
Red-Brief J
Red-Brief J in Wario World.
Artwork of Red-Brief J.
First appearance Wario World (2003)
Red-Brief J from Wario World
Red-Brief J and Wario squaring off in the arena

Red-Brief J is the boss of Thrillsville in Wario World. He is a large, bipedal, anthropomorphic bull, who, as his name suggests, is clad in red undergarments, as well as a metallic helmet. His body is covered in a few scorch marks.

His stage, Red-Brief J's Showdown, consists of a metal platform suspended over a pool of lava, located in a snowy canyon. Red-Brief J has the largest variety of attacks of any of the bosses in the game. Before he starts any attack, he will strut around after Wario with his hooves on his hips. Wario must not go near Red-Brief J's feet when he does this, because fire erupts from them while he is walking. In his first and most common attack, he absorbs orange energy and charges toward Wario at full speed. The number of charges increase by one for each point of damage Wario delivers.

Red-Brief J's second attack is to point and shoot homing fireballs from the hooves on his arms. Meanwhile, Red-Brief J's third attack involves drawing in purple energy and jumping extremely high, then landing at the middle, briefly dunking half the arena in lava. Wario must stand on the middle area to avoid being hurt from this attack. His fourth attack has Red-Brief J jump into the air and start spinning, while drawing in blue and white energy. He starts front-flipping and then dives head-first into Wario.

In Red-Brief J's final attack, he draws in pink energy and spins around, while homing towards Wario. Being hit by this attack stops Red-Brief J from spinning.

Red-Brief J is immune to all of Wario's direct attacks, and he will counter-attack with one of his own moves if Wario punches him. After he uses his charging attack, Red-Brief J will teeter off the edge of the platform. If Wario Ground Pounds the arena during this time, Red-Brief J will get knocked into the lava, release a huge amount of coins and lose one hit point out of five. After this, he will return to the center of the arena and resume attacking. After losing all five hit points, Red-Brief J explodes and Wario receives the third piece of the Huge Treasure Chest Key and gains access to Sparkle Land.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レッドパンツジョニー[1]
Reddo Pantsu Jonī
Red-Brief Johnny

French Massimo
Italian for "maximum"
German Machotaurus
From "macho" (a synonym meaning "manly") and "taurus" (a Latin word meaning "bull")
Italian Toro di Lava
Lava Bull
Spanish Machotauro
From "macho" (male, manly) and "minotauro" (minotaur)


  • Red-Brief J, along with DinoMighty, are the only bosses in the game to have official artwork.
    • In addition, Red-Brief J is the only boss character to appear in the Wario World instruction manual.
  • This character seems to draw inspiration from the Minotaur, one of the bosses from the first Wario Land game.
  • Red-Brief J is one of only two bosses who cannot become stunned; the other being the Ironsider.