Torte

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Torte
Artwork of a Torte from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variant of Terrapin
Notable members

Tortes are a type of Terrapin that work as chefs in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and the Nintendo Switch remake. Their name is German for "layer cake", and resembles "tortoise". Only two of them, Chef Torte and his apprentice, appear in the game, and work as the bakers in Marrymore. They attack Mario after he stops the wedding between Booster and Princess Peach, which meant their cake would go to waste.

Battle[edit]

Despite their statistics, the Tortes are absolutely invincible and cannot be defeated. Their only attack consists of demanding that Mario stops before running up and punching him. Mario must instead attack the cake, known as Bundt, which will eventually come to life as the 'true' boss battle and scare the two off.

Although this is the only occasion Tortes are battled in the final game, there are a few unused enemy formations involving them, potentially meaning they were intended to be a generic enemy at some point instead.[1] Alternatively, they could have been intended as placeholders for some other enemy.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Torte
Battle idle animation of a Torte from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 100 FP 100 Speed 99
Location(s) Marrymore Attack 60 Magic attack 8
Role Support Defense 50 Magic defense 27
Bonus Flower None Yoshi Cookie None Morph rate 0%
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Spells None
Weak None Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute, Critical Sp. attacks Stop! Stop!!
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Items None
Psychopath "Cake! Vatch zee CAKE."

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Torte
Artwork of a Torte from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 100 Weak Elements N/A Drops N/A
Exp. 0 Weak Statuses N/A Rare Drops N/A
Found in Marrymore
Monster List profile They are skilled chefs who make delicious cakes. Their tall chef hats block their vision, so sometimes they toss in seasonings on intuition alone.
Thought Peek "Zis is not pound cake, so stop pounding it!"
Animations
Super Mario RPG enemy
Exhausted Torte
Artwork of a Torte from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 100 Weak Elements N/A Drops N/A
Exp. 0 Weak Statuses Sleep Rare Drops N/A
Found in Marrymore
Monster List profile Since Tortes wear their chef hats low over their eyes, they feel sure that no one would notice if they nodded off during a late-night shift. Probably.
Thought Peek "I'm so sleepy..."
Animations

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Torte[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコック
Nokokku
コック
Kokku
Portmanteau of「ノコヘい」(Nokohei, Terrapin) and「コック」(kokku, "cook")

Cook

Chinese (simplified) 慢慢厨师
Mànman Chúshī
厨师
Chúshī
Koopa Cook

Cook

Chinese (traditional) 慢慢廚師
Mànman Chúshī
廚師
Chúshī
Koopa Cook

Cook

Dutch Torte
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French Koopâtissier
Portmanteau of "Koopa" and pâtissier ("pastrymaker")
German Koopatissier
Koopa-Konditor
Portmanteau of "Koopa" and Patissier ("pastrymaker")
Koopa pastrymaker
Italian Tortolo
Tortolo is the name of a regional cake from Terracina
Korean 엉금요리사
Eonggeum Yorisa
요리사
Yolisa
Portmanteau of "엉금병" (Eonggeumbyeong, "Terrapin") and "요리사" (yorisa, "cook")

Cook

Spanish Koopastelero
Portmanteau of "Koopa" and pastelero ("pastrymaker")

Exhausted Torte[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコック(おつかれ)
Nokokku (Otsukare)
Torte (Exhausted)

Chinese (simplified) 慢慢厨师(疲累)
Mànman Chúshī (Pílèi)
Torte (Exhausted)

Chinese (traditional) 慢慢廚師(疲累)
Mànman Chúshī (Pílèi)
Torte (Exhausted)

Dutch Torte (uitgeput)
Torte (exhausted)
French Koopâtissier fatigué
Tired Torte
German Überschufteter Koopatissier
Overworked Torte
Italian Tortolo esausto
Exhausted Torte
Korean 엉금요리사(피로)
Eonggeum Yorisa (Piro)
Torte (Exhausted)

Spanish Koopastelero agotado
Exhausted Torte

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Japanese version, Chef Torte and his apprentice both have the same speech pattern (often using「ノ」as a sentence ender). In the English version, only the former is shown to have an outward accent. Despite this, the quirk slips through in a few text strings, such as their shared thought. This mannerism is likely an allusion to okama (effeminate male) and/or a play on「ノコック」(Nokokku, Torte).[2] Some of the remake's other languages such as Spanish give Chef Torte a lisp, with the Italian version additionally having him slip puns out of "Tortolo" (Torte), while the apprentice remains closer to the English version.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars § Unused Battle Formations. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  2. ^ philh0use (April 2, 2022). Super Mario RPG Ep. 5 (Mario RPG Translation Toast). Twitch. Retrieved May 5, 2022.