Zip Toad

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The movie star Zip Toad
“You're cool, baby... but I'm cooler!”
Zip Toad, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Zip Toad is a famous movie star with an ego who is one of the suspects in the investigation on board the Excess Express in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Zip Toad's name is a pun for ZIP code. He's in room 001 on the Excess Express. However, it turned out that Zip Toad was actually Doopliss in disguise, hired by Beldam of the Shadow Sirens to bomb the train in a "sticky, yummy, gooey mess" in an effort to prevent Mario and his comrades from reaching the Garnet Star in the Poshley Sanctum, and frame him for the crime. With help from Pennington, Mario and his team foiled their plans. When Mario and his team set out to find the last Crystal Star, the real Zip Toad sends him an e-mail, containing a picture of the actor in front of a window. In the e-mail, Zip Toad commends Mario for stopping the Shadow Sirens' plan, and tells him that he was going to film a movie in Toad Town called On Golden Toad 2. He also reveals more about his movie career by quickly mentioning another film that featured him: The Toad Warrior.

Tattle information[edit]

  • I KNEW I knew him! That's Zip Toad, the movie star! Women go NUTS for him! Y'know, he's hot and all, but he seems pretty stuck up about being famous. I guess all celebrities are kinda like that. It's too bad, 'cause I kinda liked him...

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トロン
French Bolet Wood Bolet means "boletus" (a species of mushroom); "Wood" is a reference to Hollywood.
German Star T.
Italian Toadivo From Toad and divo, the Italian word for "VIP".


Jr. Troopa's cameo
  • Jr. Troopa from the original Paper Mario (in his form which includes both wings and a spike) can be spotted in the background of the picture accompanying Zip Toad's e-mail.
  • Some of the movies that Zip Toad has been in are nods to movies in real life. For example, The Toad Warrior is a parody of The Road Warrior.