Star (species)

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Star
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The Star Spirits from Paper Mario as they appear in Mario Party 5
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variants
Grand Star
Luma
Star Kid
Star Sprite
Power Star
Ztar
Comparable
Angry Sun
Shine Sprite
Notable members
Beanstar
Dark Star
Dark Star X
Geno
Luma
Millennium Star
Monstar
Polari
Starlow
Star Gate
Star Spirits
Sun
Twink

Stars are a race of celestial beings who have played major roles throughout the Mario franchise.

History[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Geno is a Star being from Star Road who was sent by a "higher authority" to aid the Mushroom Kingdom in its hour of need against the Smithy Gang. He decided to join Mario on his quest to save the kingdom when he realized he could not do it alone. Although Geno is a type of Star being, it is unknown if he is directly related to the Star species.

Paper Mario[edit]

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Twink, a Star Kid from Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, Stars are known to live in a city above Shooting Star Summit, called Star Haven where they are led by the Star Spirits. Stars begin their lives as Star Kids in Starborn Valley under the care of Merle and some Ninjis. Twink, a notable Star Kid, aids Princess Peach while she is kidnapped by Bowser.

Individual Tattles[edit]

Starborn Valley
  • "He's a Star Kid who isn't allowed to go up to the sky. It doesn't seem to have affected his spirits, though. It's no use worrying about these little guys now, Mario. We'll help 'em soon!"
  • "It's one of the Star Kids. Hey, maybe if we make friends with the Star Kids now, they'll grant us tons of wishes later!"
  • "It's a Star Kid--just a baby. Star Kids are so full of life, aren't they? I always wanted a younger brother, you know. It would be fun to get into hijinks with a little bro."
  • "It's a Star Kid. She's so cute! She reminds me of Goombaria."
  • "It's a Star Kid. He wants a younger brother. Hey, so do I! I hope he becomes a great star one day."
  • "This Star Kid thinks he's made himself invisible. He wants to go up to the sky. OK, but, it's hard to imagine this little prankster granting anyone's wishes..."
Star Haven
  • "He's a Star Haven resident. He doesn't look well. Doesn't he know that we rescued all the Star Spirits?"
  • "He's a Star Haven resident. He looks like he doesn't have a care, even though Bowser still has the Star Rod. He probably thinks he can't help. Well, to tell the truth, he probably can't, but shouldn't he at least show a little bit of concern?"
  • "It's a Star Haven resident. It's sad that these wish-granters aren't more energetic. Only the Star Spirits are lively."
  • "It's a Star Haven resident. These guys believe that everything will be fine since the Star Spirits have returned. There's still work to be done! I mean, I'm sure it seems great to have the Star Spirits back, but the fight's not over!"
  • "He's running an inn. It's just like a Toad House. I never thought we'd find one in Star Haven. This is the first time I've seen a Toad House with no Toad."
  • "It's a Star Haven resident. He's filled with hope, now that the Star Spirits are back. It must be tough to wish on a Star when you happen to be a Star yourself."
  • "This Star sells things in this shop. He also checks and buys items. There must be some extremely rare items here. Did you find anything good, Mario?"

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

The elder Star Sprites sealing away the Dark Star

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, a species of Star known as Star Sprites appear. Unlike regular stars, Star Sprites have spherical yellow bodies with small feet and have stars perched on their heads. Only four members of this species are shown, the first being Starlow, who appears in the present time-line of the game, and the other three are elderly Star Sprites, who were shown in a flashback and were responsible for sealing away the evil Dark Star.

Notable Stars[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In the European Spanish version of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Peach names the Star Sprites as "espíritus de la Estrella Cobalto" (Cobalt Star spirits), the one from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
  • In all European translations but the English and Spanish ones, the Star Sprites are called "Star Spirits", but it isn't clear if they are related to Paper Mario's Star Spirits. Their Japanese name is written as 「スターの精」 Sutā no Sei compared to the Star Spirits' 「の精」 Hoshi no Sei, both of which translate into "Star Spirits" or "Star Sprites".