Thriff T.

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Plenn T.
Thriff T. on left with his brother Plenn T. on the right
“This is my brother's shop. Someday I'd like to have my own shop. That'd be nice.”
Thriff T., Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Thriff T. is a Toad merchant from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. His name is pun on the word "Thrifty", which means to spend wisely. He is the younger brother of Plenn T. who manages the Item-Shop of Rogueport. Though Thriff T. and his brother get along well, he dreams to open his own shop someday. When he gets wind of Mario's ambitions to sail to Keelhaul Key he immediately joins his crew because he sees his big chance in this. After the Crew's ship gets attacked by Embers and its passengers are trapped on Keelhaul Key, Thriff T. indeed gets his own shop, though it is just a tentative one made from debris. He decides to stay on Keelhaul Key even after Mario defeated Cortez, implying that he finally grew a liking to the deserted island and is willing to make a life there. The fifth issue of the Rogueport Direct Mail Service talks about his shop. According to it, Thriff T. opened up his shop there because he dreamed of doing something that hadn't been done before. He is also mentioned to be a former fighting fan. During the interview, he declares himself "the invincible shopmaster" and wants everyone to call him that.


Rogueport Plaza
  • "Toad Bros. Bazaar is run by a pair of Toad brothers. This one's Thriff T. They must get along really well to be able to run a shop together, y'know? ...But then again, you and Luigi are pretty tight, too, right? You guys ever fight?"
Rogueport Harbor
  • "That's Thriff T. the Toad. He and his brother run the Toad Bros. Bazaar. He says he wants to go to Keelhaul Key to open his own shop. Not a bad dream! I get totally jealous of people who stay so focused on their goals, y'know? But... How many customers does he expect to get on a deserted island, anyway?"
Keelhaul Key
  • "That's Thriff T. the Toad. He came to Keelhaul Key to open his own store... But I don't think this is quite what he had in mind, know what I mean? Then again, maybe this is even better in some ways..."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノチェロ
From「キノピオ」(Kinopio, Toad) and possibly Italian masculine name "Marcello"
French Hapa T. Pun on "appâter" (to lure, to entice)
Italian Gino A given name