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SMRPG Chef Torte Artwork.png
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Variant of Terrapin
Notable members
Chef Torte

Tortes are a type of Terrapin that works as a chef in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Their name is German for "layer cake," and resembles the Spanish word "tortuga," meaning "turtle." Only two of them appear in the game, being Chef Torte and his apprentice, who work as the bakers in Marrymore. Due to Mario stopping the wedding between Booster and Princess Toadstool, the Torte's cake had no purpose and was a waste, causing the two to attack Mario in anger as part of a boss battle. Despite their statistics, the Tortes are absolutely invincible and unable to be defeated. Their sole attack involves demanding that Mario stops before running up and punching him. In order to get past them, Mario must instead attack the cake, known as Bundt, eventually causing the cake to come alive and scaring 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]


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Torte Sprite - Super Mario RPG.png HP 100 FP 100 Speed 99 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 60 Magic Attack 8 Location(s) Marrymore Bonus Flower None
Defense 50 Magic Defense 27 Weak None Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence, Critical Morph Rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Spells None Sp. Attacks None
Psychopath "Cake! Vatch zee CAKE."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコック
Blend of Nokohei (Terrapin) and kokku (cook)