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Not to be confused with Sprangler.
Spangle.PNG Sprite of Spangle from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
"Show me the stage, baby!"
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
“Listen up! I'm the famous starfish star, Spangle”
Spangle, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Spangle is a small pinkish Starkiss encountered in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. He carries a tiny electric guitar and a pair of sunglasses. He does not have the usual facial expression that Starkisses have, however. His name is directly based on "spangle", which is the meaning for any small, sparkling object, and along with his species may be a play on The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States.

Screenshot of Mario and Luigi talking to Spangle, in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Spangle introducing himself to Mario and Luigi

Before the events of the game, Spangle was a famous starfish guitar player that came to Gwarhar Lagoon 365 days ago, though prior to Mario and Luigi finding him, he had not seen anyone ever since. He asks the brothers if there was a place he could stand on that would suit him, like a festive tree. Mario and Luigi know of such a place, and Spangle is placed in their suitcase until they find it. The two come back to Hermie III, who wanted something to replace the Beanstar piece that was formerly on top of his tree. They show him Spangle, who notices Hermie's tree, and jumps on top of it. Hermie was so delighted about his newfound decoration, and gives the brothers the Soulful Bros. badge as a reward.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, he is depicted as a highly-saturated scarlet instead of the off-pink he was originally. Spangle appears in the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode, in the level Spangle's Honey Pie. He asks Captain Goomba to save Starlow (who he refers to as his "honey pie") from Hermie III. After Starlow is freed, Spangle asks for a hug, causing her to knock him away. He later appears during Wendy's "cutie battle contest", where he is part of the group known as the Star Angels along with Starlow and two Starkisses. The group wins the contest after Wendy joins Captain Goomba's squad.


  • "Uh, well, hey there, fellas. I'm the famous starfish star, Spangle... I'm, uh, pleased to meetcha."
  • "Uh, lemme tell ya... Even a star from way over that big ol' sea... ...needs a stage to stand on. Unh! Yeah! That's right, baby!"
  • "Now, uh, tell me, fellas... Don't ya'll know a place that'd suit a shinin' star like me? C'mon now!"
  • "Yeah... That's right... A place for a shinin' star like me... Like the top of a festive tree!"
  • "Uh, what's that, now?!? You know just the place? Well, hot dog, baby! I'm ready to rock 'n' roll!"
  • "Uh, say, fellas... Looks like you got yourselves a big ol' suitcase... How 'bout you let me crash in that thang, baby?"
  • "Hey now! Are we there yet?"
  • "Whoa, nelly! Now that's what I call a festive tree! Amazin'! I'm headin' straight for the top, baby!"
  • "Woo-HOOOO! This is great, baby! I'm a-rockin' this stage!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターヴン
From「スタちゅー」(Sutachū, Starkiss) and possibly the male name "Steven"
Chinese (Simplified) 亮亮
liàng liang
Dutch Astra
French Astérie From "astérisque" (asterisk), referring to Spangle's small star shape
German Starbie
Italian Stella Marina Starfish
Spanish Strella