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“Ahhhhh! Fire! Fire! Fire! Run away! Run awaaaay!”
Shivers, Luigi's Mansion
ShiversIcon.png Shivers
Luigi's Mansion
Full name Shivers, the Wandering Butler
Age 72
Biography He wanders the house, endlessly searching for his master's will. He hopes he's included in it!
Room Butler's Room
HP 100
Heart quote Ah, the beautiful Melody will not even give me the time of day... What must I do to win her? Passion! Yes! That's it! I will show her I burn for her! My unbridled passion will scorch her soul! (before lighting his candelabra)

The burning flames of unbridled passion! Or... wait, how about the passionate flames of unbridled burning? (after lighting his candelabra)

Shivers, the Wandering Butler is one of the portrait ghosts in Luigi's Mansion and its remake. His first name comes from a term for reflexive muscle movements used to maintain body temperature when cold or afraid. In life, Shivers served as a butler for his unnamed master, and died at the age of 72, making him the second oldest ghost (with a known age), with Nana being the oldest at 76. According to the Game Boy Horror, he wanders around looking for the will his last master left and hoping he is in it. He is afraid of fire to the point that when he sees it, he runs in fear. He is smitten with the beautiful Melody Pianissima, but it seems that she does not return his affections at all. His portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 8.

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

After Luigi captures the Floating Whirlindas, Shivers can be found wandering the north corridor of the first floor hallway and appears as nothing but a floating candelabra. This makes him the only portrait ghost to appear in a hallway, as well as the only Portrait Ghost that can appear in a lit room. When the Poltergust 3000 gains the ability to expel flames, Luigi uses this ability to light the candles Shivers is holding. It causes him to panic and run into the Butler's Room. Luigi follows him to the Butler's Room where Shivers sits, until Shivers accidentally puts the lit candlestick under him, which lights him on fire, causing him to start screaming and rolling around in his chair, thus rendering him vulnerable. If Luigi vacuums Shivers but does not capture him in one try, Shivers reappears at the entrance of the room, and if Luigi does not vacuum the ghost up quickly, he leaves the room and returns to the upper hall. In 3DS Boss Rush mode, the battle starts with Shivers sitting on the chair.

After Luigi sucks up Shivers, the lights come on, and he earns the key to the Conservatory.

Physical appearance[edit]

Shivers has a long face with a square jaw. He has a blue-green skin color and unlike many other ghosts, he has green eyes. He has gelled back purple hair which forms a vampire-like widow's peak at his hairline; this look is furthered by Shivers' coat, which is black and has a red collar. Under his unbuttoned coat, Shivers wears a light purple shirt that has gold buttons and a maroon bow-tie.


Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese セ・ノバスチャン
Se Nobasu-chan
Pun on "Sebastian" (a stereotypical name for butlers) and「伸ばす」(nobasu, to stretch)

French Nestor, Le Majordome Errant
Nestor, The Wandering Butler (Stereotypical name for French butlers and reference to Nestor, Haddock's butler in the Belgian comic book series The Adventures of Tintin)
German Herr Tatterich, Diener im Dauerlauf
Mr. Tremble, servant in continuous operation
(Tatterich comes from "tattern", a German word for "tremble")
Italian Ambrogio Brividi, il maggiordomo errante
Ambrogio Shivers, the wandering butler; Ambrogio is an Italian stereotypical name for butlers, while "brividi" means "shivers" (it's also Neville's last name, hinting that they're related or that he's the "Master")
Spanish Sebastián, el mayordomo errante
Sebastian, the Wandering Butler (Stereotypical name for butlers, from which the original Japanese name is derived)