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Would Kuribo be considered a boss, as Mario and Luigi are forced to battle it? DKPetey99.pngDKPetey99TCE

Not really seeing that the boss music doesn't play during the battle.
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This article doesn't seem altogether necessary, especially as the trivia states that "Kuribo is still referred to as Sockop" in battle. There's nothing notable or interesting about this particular Sockop of the group except that it was named in localization as a throwaway reference to Kuribo's Shoe. It makes more sense to redirect to Sockop or Goomba's Shoe. LinkTheLefty (talk) 10:25, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

The info can easily be merged into the Sockop page for sure, but as for the redirect: while I lean more towards Goomba's Shoe being the target, this might be a case of disambiguation, though I'm not 100% on that. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 11:20, October 20, 2019 (EDT)

Per MarioWiki:Minor NPCs, Kuribo does in fact warrant an article. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 19:00, May 12, 2020 (EDT)
Per Minor NPCs: "While the Super Mario Wiki encourages making articles on offically named Minor NPCs, SMW discourages making conjecturally named Minor NPC articles." It's a suggestion, not a rule, which is already broken since the unnamed boss has an article as a notable subject. Outside of a quick joke a localizer added because Sockops resemble Kuribo's Shoe in general, nothing is particularly notable about "Kuribo" apart from the other quarreling Sockops. The Sockop that Luigi rides is arguably more notable, but all of them are called "Sockop" in battle regardless. LinkTheLefty (talk) 15:36, May 13, 2020 (EDT)
Okay, in that case it's encouraged for Kuribo to have an article, it has one, and I don't see a reason to take it away. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 15:38, May 13, 2020 (EDT)
Wouldn't it be better organized if Kuribo redirects to Sockop since the physical resemblance to Kuribo's Shoe clearly refers to all Sockops instead of just one? LinkTheLefty (talk) 15:45, May 13, 2020 (EDT)
Except only this specific Sockop is actually named Kuribo? It's not about resemblance to the Goomba's Shoe, it's about being a named character. Getting rid of a named character's article for the sake of "organization" by having the partial name of the item its species is based on redirect to the species itself doesn't make any sense to me. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 16:23, May 13, 2020 (EDT)
Again, the joke is that the English localizer thought that the creature resembled Kuribo's Shoe. It doesn't matter if it's named in one line of dialog if the game pretty much tells us that it's no different from the other Sockops in battle. LinkTheLefty (talk) 17:20, May 13, 2020 (EDT)
So if I have this right, even though MarioWiki:Minor NPCs supports the creation and existence of this article, you want to get rid of it because it was first named in a localization? I really don't see a justifiable reason to get rid of the article otherwise, and I think you can probably guess what my stance on this would be from other discussions, so I don't feel the need to say anything else. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 17:55, May 13, 2020 (EDT)
The policy also "encourages" Chompy, but your stance in that proposal clearly means that you are fully aware that exceptions are made within reason (again, like Giant Sockop). Nothing is unique to this article that couldn't already be said more concisely in the main article because the Sockops are such minor enemies overall and the most notable thing people remember them for is that someone pointed out for fun that they vaguely resemble Kuribo's Shoe; again, the one with the name isn't at all treated as a particularly notable individual within the context of the game itself, something that the battle system pretty much tells you not even a minute later. Also, for the record, I'm not inherently opposed to giving unique subjects that were only seemingly named in localization their own articles, such as Subspace Warp or Hunter Wario. My issue with "Kuribo" is that the addition is simply very cosmetic in the script; if it was instead the name given to the Giant Sockop (which, by the way, shrinks to normal Sockop size before Luigi rides it, thus why it's just a Sockop in battle), that would be an example of a notable NPC that needs an article title, but the NPC that the name is actually attributed to is otherwise not treated as notable in any aspect whatsoever, so making an article out of it is pointless in my opinion. LinkTheLefty (talk) 12:55, May 15, 2020 (EDT)