Rowdy Roddy Piper

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Rowdy Roddy Piper
Full name Roderick George Toombs
Species Human
First appearance "Rowdy Roddy's Rotten Pipes"
Portrayed by Himself

Roderick George Toombs (April 17, 1954 – July 30, 2015), better known as Rowdy Roddy Piper, or just Roddy, was a short-tempered wrestler of Scottish descent. Because of his heritage, he proudly wears a kilt and enjoys playing his bagpipes. His only appearance in the Mario franchise was in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! live-action segment "Rowdy Roddy's Rotten Pipes".


At some point, Roddy dropped off his bagpipes with Luigi at Mario Brothers Plumbing, asking for Luigi to repair them. Despite the fact that plumbers don't usually repair bagpipes, Luigi was afraid to say no to a tough guy like Roddy, and accepted his business.

Roddy returned to Mario Brothers Plumbing, and was improperly greeted by Mario, who at first mistook him for a hairy lady wearing a plaid skirt. Roddy then yelled at Mario and introduced himself, but Mario tried to tell him that he shouldn't be wearing a skirt in the streets of Brooklyn. Upon hearing this remark, Roddy hissed at Mario.

Roddy made it clear to Mario and Luigi that his bagpipes were an antique family heirloom, only to discover that they had been converted into a vacuum cleaner by Mario. Luigi tried to pass off the vacuum cleaner as a one-of-a-kind Scottish import from the McBronx Vacuum Company, but Roddy had a hard time believing his story, and asked for him to turn it on. As soon as Luigi did so, the vacuum cleaner started to play bagpipe music, and shot Roddy in the face with a puff of dust.

Roddy proceeded to wash off his face with a washcloth at the kitchen sink, while Mario and Luigi scrambled to fix his bagpipes. In an attempt to buy themselves some more time from Roddy, Mario put on an opera tape, only because he and Luigi didn't own any bagpipe music on tape, which had been Luigi's actual suggestion. Roddy, however, enjoyed the opera music, laughed, and asked for a fresh washcloth. After receiving a new one from Mario, Roddy continued to wash his face, stating that he hates it when people mess him over. After discovering that the washcloth Mario gave him was filthy due to the skid marks it left on his face, he yelled at Mario and Luigi, and proceeded to hiss at them.

After Roddy cleaned off his face, he yelled at Mario and Luigi again, explaining that he needed his bagpipes to play the Scottish national anthem for a fight at Madison Square Garden that night. Mario joked to Roddy that if he wore his "skirt" to Madison Square garden, he'd start a fight. Just as Roddy hissed back at him, Luigi announced that the bagpipes were fixed. Roddy pointed out that they were still attached to part of the vacuum cleaner, but Luigi assured him not to worry and plugged it in, causing bagpipe music to play automatically. Thrilled that his bagpipes were working better than ever, Roddy screamed, then hugged Mario and Luigi, who were afraid that Roddy was going to hurt them.