Tape (Thing)

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"For sticking stuff to other stuff. Caution: Sticky."'
First appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
“A variation of this thing has long been used by Toad security forces to restrain ne'er-do-wells. It should not be used on your little brother. I MEAN IT!”
Sticker Museum plaque, Paper Mario: Sticker Star

The Tape is a thing in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. It is found behind the Secret Door in Tree Branch Trail. The Secret Door outline is found at the very beginning of the level. Once it is applied, Mario is able to simply enter the room and pick it up along with the ring of Five Coins surrounding it. It remains in Mario's album until it is turned into a sticker at a Sling-a-Thing station. Once it has been used as a sticker, it returns to its original position. It can also be purchased from the Shady Toad for 100 Coins.

As a sticker, the tape takes up only one square in Mario's album. If and when it is used in battle, the battlefield darkens as a roll of tape appears onscreen, rolling all over the screen in straight lines. Once it is done, any enemies onscreen become taped down, freezing them for one or two turns. The player may press A Button as the tape starts rolling out to improve the effects.

The tape can also be placed into the Sticker Museum as #53, alongside the other "stop"-related things. Its basic description mentions it use in sticking things together, while its museum description warns to only use it against real threats.

The tape comes in handy during the first phase of the Bowser battle in Bowser's Sky Castle. It can be used in addition to the Thumbtack or Stapler to keep the doors in the background closed, preventing new enemies from joining Bowser.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese セロファンテープ
Serofan Tēpu
Cellophane Tape

German Klebeband
Duct Tape