- “Ah! Behold the elegant curve of her prow! She cuts to the very SOUL! Don't you agree?”
- —Flavio, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
The S.S. Flavion is a ship that Flavio owns. It is Flavio's favorite ship of the many ships he owns, and is used to sail to Keelhaul Key at first in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. However, the S.S. Flavion was sunken during the 'OO' day of the star month by ferocious pirate-ghost Embers, and the crew was washed up on the island of Keelhaul Key, many of them separated. They later made a small settlement on the island's shore.
The S.S. Flavion makes an appearance as a variation of the Paper Mario stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A Big Blooper based on the boss from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door can be seen in the background when the stage changes to the ship, and the whale from Paper Mario also occasionally appears from underneath, carrying the ship with its blowhole. If the song "Paper Mario Medley" is chosen for this stage, the music that plays during this variation is a cover of Rogueport's theme from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Despite the prefix "S.S." which usually indicates a steamship, the S.S. Flavion is a sailing vessel.
Notable crew members
Mario is its captain, and its navigator is Admiral Bobbery. Flavio, of course, is its owner and namer, and Pa-Patch is its crow's nest worker; Pa-Patch is also in charge of keeping the ship afloat, so says Flavio during their expedition. There is also Four-Eyes, who is Lord Crump in disguise as a sailor. Several Bob-omb sailors and Toads make their way out to sea aboard the S.S. Flavion as well, such as the Toad sailor and Thriff T.
Names in other languages
|Derived from「マルコ」(Maruko, Flavio) +「号」(-go, a common marker for machines and vehicles)|
|French||Pekenio||Play on the Spanish word pequeño, meaning "small"; likely used ironically|
|Spanish (NOE)||El Temido||The Feared|