Salvador Drainotto

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Salvador Drainotto
Salvador Drainotto in "Brooklyn Bound"
Species Human
First appearance "Brooklyn Bound" (1989)
Latest appearance Plummers Academy (cameo)
“Not just really great, sonny. The greatest plumber in the world!”
Salvador Drainotto, "Brooklyn Bound"

Salvador "Sal" Drainotto, (also known as the Duke of Drains and the Prince of Pipes) is a fictional character from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! A very famous plumber, he considers himself to also be the greatest in the world. His skill and contributions to plumbing earned the admiration of many, including Mario and Luigi. Salvador maintains a high opinion of himself and is self-motivated. Rather than play the hero, he places his own needs before those of others in contrast to the Mario Bros.


The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

Salvador Drainotto's skill and work in plumbing earned him much fame and respect, particularly in his hometown, Brooklyn. As revealed in "Plummers Academy," he founded the Brooklyn Plumbers Academy, an institution created to teach his craft to other would-be plumbers. After this, Sal suddenly disappeared without explanation.

As he later reveals to Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad in "Brooklyn Bound," Sal found himself stuck in the Mushroom Kingdom with no means of returning himself to the Brooklyn. Over the next thirteen years, he discovered a map to a drain pipe in the subterranean caves of the Snow World that could take him back to Brooklyn. However, upon arrival he discovered that the pipe was blocked by a thick slab of rock. Believing it to be the last drain pipe home, he devised a plan to send a high pressure stream of water at the slab to break through and began building a massive pipe structure throughout the cave that would serve the purpose.

Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad discover Salvador Drainotto while fleeing from Koopa Khan. Also desiring to return to Brooklyn, the Mario Bros. begin to help Drainotto. Having learned plumbing from Drainotto's own Brooklyn Plumbers Academy, Mario and Luigi prove their plumbing ability. The three plumbers make short work of the job at hand and quickly clear away the wall. Drainotto and the others continue to search for the drain pipe.

However, Koopa Khan and the Koopa Pack follow Mario, Luigi, Toad and the princess down into the caverns. As Salvador crosses a rickety bridge over lava, Khan destroys it with a Bob-Omb, sending Drainotto and the other four plummeting towards the lava. Mario manages to grab onto an edge and his friends, including Sal, manage to grab onto him. By using a Fire Flower, Mario transforms into Super Mario. Strengthened, he flaps his arms to fly upwards back to the drain pipe's trail and drives back the Koopa Pack with fireballs.

Continuing down the trail, Salvador finally comes upon the drain and boards it with Mario and Luigi. Mario expresses his doubts about leaving, but Drainotto urges him to hurry and emphasizes that the drain pipe would only work for a one-way trip to Brooklyn. Eventually, after the Koopa Pack return and kidnap the princess and Toad, Mario and Luigi realize they can not leave and exit the drain pipe, bidding Salvador farewell with full knowledge that he would leave without them. Drainotto tells them to look him up if they ever make to back to Brooklyn on their own, then successfully works the pipe's controls and travels upward back home.


The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

  • "[I'm] not just really great, sonny. [I'm] the greatest plumber in the world!" - "Brooklyn Bound"
  • "Whatever you do, Mario, don't let go!"
  • "Good luck, guys. Look me up if you ever get back to Brooklyn!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Russian Сальвадор Гримальди
Salvador Grimaldi