Uncle Grimmly

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Uncle Grimmly
Luigi's Mansion
Full name Uncle Grimmly, Hermit of the Darkness (GameCube) / The hermit of the darkness (3DS)
Age 45
Biography Adrift in the darkness, he tends to keep to himself, which suits the rest of the family just fine.
Room Wardrobe Room
HP 100
Heart quote Nobody will find me because I'm old, cranky and, by gum, people are afraid of me!

Uncle Grimmly, Hermit of the Darkness is a forty-five-year-old portrait ghost in Luigi's Mansion. He loves mirrors and appears to speak in a northern English dialect, as evidenced by his use of the phrase "by gum" in his heart quote. He is an area 4 ghost but is found in an area 1 room, and his portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 20.

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Grimmly only appears after lightning strikes Luigi's Mansion, causing a power outage throughout the entire mansion. Grimmly locks the door of the previously accessible Breaker Room, preventing Luigi from reactivating the breakers and restoring power to the mansion. Shortly after the lightning strike, Luigi receives a phone call from Professor E. Gadd, who informs him that Uncle Grimmly holds the key and that he prefers to reside in rooms with mirrors (in the 3DS version, Professor E. Gadd says "rooms with clothes and a mirror" instead).

Grimmly resides in the Wardrobe Room on the second floor, where he hovers in front of a mirror. Upon seeing Luigi, he attempts to scare him by lifting up his hand and wailing. During this movement, the ghost is vulnerable to Luigi's flashlight, allowing him to be sucked up by Poltergust 3000. After weakly struggling, Uncle Grimmly is eventually captured and drops the key to the Breaker Room.

Physical appearance[edit]

Uncle Grimmly has pale blue skin, an oval head, small yellow eyes, and jowls. He has a brown coat with two opal buttons, a dark purple necktie and a boutonniere on the left side.


GameCube version[edit]

3DS version[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤミノフ
From「闇」(yami, darkness) and the typical Russian name ending "-нов" (-nov), and/or possibly「夫」(fu, the on'yomi reading of "man")
French Oncle Grimly Uncle Grimly
German Onkel Bitterlich, Finsterer Einsiedler Uncle Bitterly, Sinister hermit
Italian Zio Fosco, eremità delle tenebre Uncle Gloom, hermit of the darkness
Spanish Tío Tristán, el ermitaño de la oscuridad Uncle Tristan, Hermit of the Darkness