The Destructors

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The Destructors
The Destructors
You got bad luck, getting matched up against us.”
Spinia, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Destructors, also known as The Flying Bullets, are a replacement minor league team in the Glitz Pit from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They joined to replace The Hand-It-Overs after Bandy Andy's sudden "retirement", and consist of two Spinias and two Spanias. After Chapter 3 is completed and the missing fighters and their teams return to the Glitz Pit's roster, the Destructors leave and are never seen or fought again. Due to this, Mario can only battle the Destructors by losing enough matches to get down to their level before defeating Rawk Hawk and becoming the Glitz Pit Champion. In the Nintendo Switch remake, they can only be fought via an Exhibition Match as it is no longer possible to derank.

Unlike Sir Swoop and Wings of Night, they are neither shown being introduced to the Glitz Pit or encountered there outside of their match, and as a result, many players will go through the game without facing (or even knowing about) them due to the limited timeframe and multiple losses required to fight them in the GameCube version. Before fighting Mario and his partners, the front-most Spinia - presumably the team's leader - appropriately states that he must have bad luck to face them in a matchup, possibly a nod to this fact.

Statistics[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Spinia
Spinia Max HP 3 Attack 1 Defense 0
Location(s) Rogueport Sewers, Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 2, 4, 7, 9) Role Common Level 7
Sleep? 100% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 100%
Tiny? 100% Stop? 120% Soft? 100%
Burn? 150% Freeze? 100% Fright? 110%
Gale Force? 110% KO? 150% Moves Spin (1)
Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 1 Items Mushroom, Pretty Lucky P, Sleepy Sheep
Tattle Log #:
47
Log A strange creature made of thin, papery boards. Still a completely mysterious species.
Tattle That's a Spinia. A totally weird creature made of thin, papery boards. It certainly looks unique. Nobody knows much about these creatures, actually. Max HP is 3, Attack is 1, and Defense is 0. Its attacks are super-swift, but it should be pretty easy. Just give it a "Hee-YAAA!"
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Spania
Spania Max HP 3 Attack 1 Defense 0
Location(s) Rogueport Sewers, Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 1-3, 6-8) Role Common Level 8
Sleep? 100% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 100%
Tiny? 100% Stop? 120% Soft? 100%
Burn? 150% Freeze? 100% Fright? 110%
Gale Force? 110% KO? 150% Moves Spin (1)
Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 1 Items Mushroom, Sleepy Sheep, Thunder Bolt, Pretty Lucky, Pretty Lucky P
Tattle Log #:
48
Log A Spinia with spines on its head. If you stomp on it, you'll take damage. For whatever reasons, it looks really peeved.
Tattle That's a Spania. A Spinia with spikes on its head. It looks meaner, too. Max HP is 3, Attack is 1, and Defense is 0. So, sorta the same as a Spinia. You oughta watch out for the spikes on its head, but otherwise, just whale on it. I gotta be honest, though, the way that thing spins makes me wanna yack.

Names in other languages[edit]

The Destructors[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒンニャーハンニャー
Hinnyā Hannyā
Spinia Spania

Dutch De Toleisers
The Toll Takers
French Vils trancheurs
Vile slicers
German Sproing Sproing
Spinia Spinia
Italian I Lunatici
The Lunatics
Spanish (NOA) Los Faros Destructores
 

The Flying Bullets[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペラペラの だんがん
Perapera no Dangan
The Paper-Thin Bullets

Dutch De Dolle Schroevers
The Wild Screwers
Italian Il terrore spaziale
The space terror
Spanish (NOA) El terror que viene de las entrañas de la tierra
The terror that comes from the underground