The Iron Adonis Twins

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The Iron Adonis Twins
The green Iron Cleft from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorThe red Iron Cleft from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
The Iron Adonis Twins – the younger in green and the elder in red
Species Iron Clefts
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
“We're gonna blend you up into a smoothie, pal! And then we're gonna drink ya!”
The Iron Adonis Twins, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Iron Adonis Twins, also known as The Armored Harriers, is a team consisting of the only two Iron Clefts that appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They are brothers, with older one wearing red shoes and the younger wearing green shoes, referencing Mario and Luigi's primary colors. This combination of red and green appears often in the Super Mario franchise.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Initially, the Iron Adonis Twins are ranked 10th in Glitz Pit. They hold a grudge against Mario after Grubba tells them some trash talk that he accredits to Mario (namely the reference to outies running in the family, since their mother apparently had an outie). The Iron Adonis Twins are made of iron that Mario cannot break through. He is only able to defeat these two Iron Clefts with the help of Yoshi, who is able to take an enemy into his mouth with his tongue and spit them back at the other enemy with his Gulp attack.

The Iron Adonis Twins are downgraded to the Minor League after Mario and his allies beat them. They form a grudge against Mario and attempt revenge by ambushing him after he reaches 7th rank.

When Mario has to visit the Minor League locker room while searching for the Dubious Documents, the Iron Adonis Twins threaten to fight outside the ring.

Despite the twins' grudge against Mario, they, along with Jolene, King K, Rawk Hawk, and a few others cheer him on in his battle against the Shadow Queen.

In the Nintendo Switch remake, the battle condition against the Iron Adonis Twins is always to use a partner move at least once.

Enemy Statistics[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Iron Cleft (Red)
The red Iron Cleft from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Max HP 6 Attack 4 Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp
Location(s) Glitz Pit Role Boss Level 18
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0%
Tiny? 0% Stop? 0% Soft? 0%
Burn? 0% Freeze? 0% Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Exp. points 0 Coins 3 Items None
Tattle Log #:
80
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Are they impossible to defeat???
Tattle That's an Iron Cleft. That guy is SCARY. Period! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?!? What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Iron Cleft (Green)
The green Iron Cleft from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Max HP 6 Attack 4 Defense Special; immune to all attacks except Gulp
Location(s) Glitz Pit Role Boss Level 18
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0%
Tiny? 0% Stop? 0% Soft? 0%
Burn? 0% Freeze? 0% Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 0% KO? 0% Moves Charge (4, resists counter, Piercing)
Exp. points 0 Coins 3 Items None
Tattle Log #:
81
Log No attacks can pierce the Defense of this hard, metallic Cleft. Are they impossible to defeat??? Since this one is wearing green shoes, it must be the younger brother.
Tattle That's an Iron Cleft. That guy is SCARY. Period! Max HP is 6, Attack is 4, and Defense is...UNKNOWN?!? What's WITH this book? It says no attack will work against Iron Clefts! It says nothing in the world is as hard as an Iron Cleft, so its Defense is impenetrable. If that's true, the only way to beat one is to whack it with the other one... Running away may not be a bad idea at this point.

Field Tattles[edit]

Outside of battle, Goombella can use Tattle on the Iron Adonis Twins only when Mario revisits the minor-league locker room for a mission given by Jolene (under the alias of "X") after receiving the Super Hammer.

Red shoes
  • "That's the older of the Iron Adonis Twins. You can tell he's older by his red shoes. I don't think they took their loss to you too well, Mario. I'd be careful around them..."
Green shoes
  • "That's the younger of the Iron Adonis Twins. He and his brother totally hate you. Is it a rule that older brothers wear red shoes and younger brothers wear green?"

Names in other languages[edit]

The Armored Harriers[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こうてつウォリアーズ
Kōtetsu Woriāzu
Steel Warriors

Chinese (simplified) 钢铁勇士
Gāngtiě Yǒngshì
Steel Warriors

Chinese (traditional) 鋼鐵勇士
Gāngtiě Yǒngshì
Steel Warriors

Dutch De Valse Spitsen
The Mean Prongs
French Têtes d'Acier
Steel Heads
German Stahl-Brüder
Steel Brothers
Italian Los Hermannos
Come from the Spanish translation for "brothers".
Korean 강철 워리어즈
Gangcheol Worieojeu
Steel Warriors

Spanish Los Hermanos Tachuela
The Tack Brothers

The Iron Adonis Twins[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パーフェクト アイアンボディ
Pāfekuto Aian Bodi
Perfect Iron Body

Chinese (simplified) 完美的钢铁躯体
Wánměi de Gāngtiě Qūtǐ
Perfect Iron Body

Chinese (traditional) 完美的鋼鐵軀體
Wánměi de Gāngtiě Qūtǐ
Perfect Iron Body

Dutch De Hardnekkige Hartenbrekers
The Stubborn Heart Breakers
French Inoxydables
Unstainables
German Die Unverwüstlichen
The Indestructible
Italian Le teste dure da rompere
The knuckleheads (literally "hard heads") hard to break
Korean 퍼펙트 아이언 보디
Peopekteu Aieon Bodi
Perfect Iron Body

Spanish (NOA) Los mellizos de hierro
The iron twins
Spanish (NOE) Una pareja dura de pelar
A hard nut pair