The Void

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“It is a hole in the very dimensional fabric of space! Such a strange phenomenon... Is it near or far? None know, It may appear small now, but it will only grow. And in the end it will swallow all existence.. All worlds, all dimensions...”
Merlon, Super Paper Mario
The Void in its beginning stage

The Void is an inter-dimensional hole in the game Super Paper Mario. Its purpose is to increasingly grow in size and consume and destroy "all worlds" in accordance with a prophecy outlined in the Dark Prognosticus. The Void was created by the creation of the Chaos Heart, formed by Count Bleck through the forced marriage of Bowser to Princess Peach. According to Merlon, the center of The Void is where Castle Bleck is situated.

The Void, just before it destroys Sammer's Kingdom

The Void appears as an ominous, pulsing black hole that hovers in the skies above. Its size varies depending on the dimension one is in, as each dimension is a different distance from The Void. Frequent waves of tremors show that The Void is becoming large enough to be destructive. When The Void finally becomes large and close enough to destroy a dimension, the tremors become earth-shattering, space begins to warp, and flashes of light consume all matter, leaving behind a stark, white realm of nothingness. An example of this occurs when the purple Pure Heart is sucked through The Void with Sammer's Kingdom and is turned to stone in the World of Nothing that remains; ultimately, Queen Jaydes of The Underwhere, with her "power over life and death", is able to restore the pure heart.

Other than Sammer's Kingdom, The Void also destroys the Land of the Cragnons, Flopside, and Yold Town. The Void is closed following the destruction of the Chaos Heart, which occurs through the voluntary marriage of Count Bleck to Tippi thus restoring all the destroyed worlds.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 次元のあな
Jigen no Ana
Dimensional Hole
French Le Vortex The Vortex
German Die Leere The Void
Italian Il Vuoto The Void
Korean 차원의 구멍
Chawon ui Gumeong
Hole of Dimension
Spanish El Vacío The Void


  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Adventure Mode, the large patch of Subspace that Subspace Bombs leave resemble the Void.
  • The Void is similar to the similarly-named Void from Final Fantasy V. Both are inter-dimensional rifts controlled by the main villain of the story to consume worlds and leave nothing behind. They are even similar in appearance.