Rescue Squad Chief

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Rescue Squad Chief
Rescue Squad Chief PMCS sprite.png
Species Toad
First appearance Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016)
“Mario. I was hoping you'd stop by. I'm the commander-in-chief of the Rescue Squad coalition. The Rescue Squads were formed to help those in need across the land. As the leader of the coalition, it's my job to keep tabs on each squad. Let me know if I can help you find any of the Rescue Squad members.”
Rescue Squad Chief, Paper Mario: Color Splash

The Rescue Squad Chief is a character in Paper Mario: Color Splash. He is a Toad found in Port Prisma, specifically south of the yellow district. Although he does not appear often, he serves an important role in the game. He is in charge of all five Rescue Squads, specifically their captains. If Mario talks to him, the chief informs him how many Toads are left to be found in a squad. Additionally, if Mario has yet to find the captain of a squad, the members of that squad report to the chief for roll call.

History[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

The Rescue Squad Chief first appears once Mario has started rounding up the members of the purple rescue squad. He informs Mario of the number of members of the squad yet to be found. If Mario has not found the captain, the Toads report to the captain for roll call. Once all of the Toads along with their captain have been found, they are dismissed and sent to their destination. This proves to be helpful with later squads with more members.

In a particular instance, a Toad Mario rescues from the Sacred Forest comes to the chief wanting to join the red rescue squad - however, he is turned down because of his size. He weeps over this until Mario is able to use the Magnifying Glass to restore his size. The Rescue Squad Chief is surprised by his return but welcomes him as a new member.

Once all of the rescue squad members have been found and dismissed, the Rescue Squad Chief no longer serves any purpose in the game, but remains in his position and can be talked to at any time.

Rescue V: Fearless Color Defenders[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

At the beginning of this episode, the Rescue Squad Chief appears to instruct the squad captains at their headquarters. He thanks them for supporting Mario on his adventure but informs them that as the protagonist, Mario will be able to take credit for all of their actions. The captains are noticeably upset about this, arguing their value to the game. They recite their contributions to Mario's progress, convincing the chief they deserve respect. He now convinces them not to let Mario take credit, and to serve as protagonists of their own.

Episode 7[edit]

The Rescue Squad Chief does not appear again until the finale, where he is again the main character and now the narrator. He misinterprets several of Mario's actions and the squad's methods, such as flying out of the Sunset Express, chopping onions at the Tangerino Grill, and battling the Steak. With the chief now admiring Mario's cooking, the captains remind him of their accomplishments. However, he starts to foreshadow the ending of the game, including Black Bowser's Castle and Princess Peach having her color drained. With the events wrapped up, they realize Rescue Red has lost his color. Fortunately, Mario, the only one capable of restoring his color, shows up. He manages to do so, persuading the chief to declare Mario the main character and disband the squads, much to their outrage.

Quotes[edit]

  • "Mario. I was hoping you'd stop by. I'm the commander-in-chief of the Rescue Squad coalition. The Rescue Squads were formed to help those in need across the land. As the leader of the coalition, it's my job to keep tabs on each squad. Let me know if I can help you find any of the Rescue Squad members."
  • "Mario, I was hoping you'd stop by! I'm the commander-in-chief of the Rescue Squad coalition. But you're making my job easy! Thanks to you, all Rescue Squad missions are complete. Thanks for the assist!"
  • "I am not currently in contact with all of the Rescue Squad leaders out in the field. Mario, if you find a Rescue Squad leader out there, please remind them to report in!"
  • "Here's the latest Rescue Squad info."
  • "Understood."
  • "I have information regarding the purple and green squads. Which would you like to hear?"
  • "I've heard from the purple Rescue Squad leader."
  • "We're still missing [number] of the purple Rescue Squad members. Here's a breakdown..."
  • "[number] in Daffodil Peak!"
  • "[number] in Sunglow Ridge!"
  • "[number] in Bloo Bay Beach!"
  • "Attention, purple Rescue Toads! Report to your captain in Ruddy Road on the double!"
  • "All purple Rescue Squad members have gathered at Ruddy Road!"
  • "I've heard from the green Rescue Squad leader."
  • "We're still missing [number] of the green Rescue Squad members! Here's a breakdown..."
  • "[number] in Indigo Underground!"
  • "All green Rescue Squad members have gathered in Indigo Underground!"
  • "I've heard from the yellow Rescue Squad leader."
  • "We're still missing [number] of the yellow Rescue Squad members. Here's a breakdown..."
  • "[number] in Plum Park!"
  • "[number] in the Golden Coliseum!"
  • "[number] in Mustard Café!"
  • "[number] in Violet Passage!"
  • "[number] in Redpepper Volcano!"
  • "Attention, yellow Rescue Toads! Report to your captain in the Sacred Forest on the double!"
  • "All yellow Rescue Squad members are waiting in the Sacred Forest."
  • "I've heard from the blue Rescue Squad leader."
  • "We're still missing [number] of the blue Rescue Squad members. Here's a breakdown..."
  • "[number] in Violet Passage!"
  • "[number] in Fort Cobalt!"
  • "[number] in Lighthouse Island!"
  • "[number] in Tangerino Grill!"
  • "Attention, blue Rescue Toads! Report to your captain in Kiwano Temple on the double!"
  • "All blue Rescue Squad members are waiting at Kiwano Temple!"
  • "I've heard from the red Rescue Squad leader."
  • "We're still missing [number] of the red Rescue Squad members. Here's a breakdown..."
  • "[number] in Sunset Express!"
  • "[number] in Redpepper Volcano!"
  • "[number] in Redpepper Crater!"
  • "[number] in Green Energy Plant!"
  • "[number] in Mossrock Theater!"
  • "[number] here in Port Prisma!"
  • "Squad members in places you haven't been to yet: [number]."
  • "Dismissed!"
  • "Attention, red Rescue Toads! Report to your captain in Emerald Circus on the double!"
  • "All red Rescue Squad members are waiting at the Emerald Circus!"
  • "Mario, I've received word that all current rescue operations have been completed. Thank you for your service. We couldn't have done it without you."