|This article explicitly refers to this character in regards to their appearance in Super Smash Bros. Strife. For information on this character in other contexts, see Paper Mario.|
|Debut title||Paper Mario|
|System of origin||Nintendo 64|
|Year of debut||2000|
Paper Mario (Japanese: ペーパーマリオ Pēpā Mario) is the main protagonist and namesake of the Super Mario spin-off series Paper Mario. Paper Mario is, as his name implies, a paper version of Mario. He is a newcomer to the Super Smash Bros. series, and the first major representation of the Paper Mario outside of trophies, stickers, and a single stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
The Paper Mario counterpart of Luigi, dubbed Paper Luigi (Japanese: ペーパールイージ Pēpā Ruīji). Paper Luigi acts the same as Paper Mario, though has different voice clips and announcer/crowd calls.
Paper Mario is the main protagonist of the Paper Mario series, though it is never entirely clear whether it is the same Paper Mario across all games. Following that, Paper Mario's abilities vary greatly between different titles. What does not vary as greatly is Paper Mario's role in each Paper Mario game: he is the main protagonist who is commonly pitted up against the paper version of Bowser.
|Neutral Special Move||Hammer||Paper Mario slams his hammer downwards. The attack can be charged to deal more damage, and will bury opponents if fully charged.|
|Custom Variants||Baahammer||The hammer deals decreased damage, and puts foes asleep instead of burying them when fully charged.|
|Color Splash||The hammer deals slightly less damage, though emits paint when it hits the ground, which causes damage and trips nearby opponents. Does not bury opponents when fully charged.|
|Eekhammer||While a single strike deals less damage, the attack instead deals damage multiple times, with the amount increasing the more the hammer is charged. Can deal damage up to five times. Does not bury opponents.|
|Side Special Move||Wrench||Paper Mario throws a Wrench sticker forwards, which spins around. It can travel through foes it damages.|
|Custom Variants||Bone||Instead of throwing a Wrench sticker, Paper Mario throws a Bone sticker. Deals slightly more damage, but does not travel through opponents.|
|Sombrero||Throws a Sombrero sticker instead, which travels further and at a slower speed but does not travel through opponents.|
|Throwing Star||Throws a Throwing Star sticker instead, which travels a short distance but deals more damage and at a faster speed.|
|Up Special Move||Plane Mode||Paper Mario folds himself into a paper airplane, allowing him to glide. Allows Paper Mario to traverse almost the entire length of any stage, but does not aid much in vertical recovery. Deals little damage to opponents that he touches.|
|Custom Variants||Rising Plane Mode||Paper Mario instead flies upwards a short distance, before unfolding and falling helpless.|
|Quick Plane Mode||Paper Mario flies at a faster speed and deals more damage, but it is harder to control his flight path and decreases in height at a faster rate.|
|Slow Plane Mode||Paper Mario flies at a slower speed and does not deal any damage, but can be controlled in the air easier.|
|Down Special Moves*||Barry||Barry the Pixl creates a barrier around Paper Mario. Physical projectiles can still damage Paper Mario, but energy-based projectiles are absorbed, and opponents that come in contact with the barrier are damaged. Paper Mario can not move while the barrier is active, and if the barrier is held long enough, Paper Mario will begin to take damage.|
|Thudley||Thudley allows Paper Mario to ground pound. Unlike other characters with ground pound-based attacks, like Bowser, Paper Mario's attack can be halted during free-fall due to his weight, and after which he will be able to use standard attacks.|
|Boomer||Paper Mario places Boomer, whom will explode after a short while. After Boomer explodes, he must recharge and can not be used again right away. Significantly weaker than the Bob-Omb item, but deals roughly the same amount of knockback.|
|Thoreau||Paper Mario throws Thoreau forwards, allowing him to collect items from a distance. Opponents can also be grasped by Thoreau and brought towards Paper Mario, but they are capable of escaping his grasp.|
|Final Smash||Fan||Using the Fan Thing, Paper Mario summons a giant fan. The fan pushes all opponents in front of it away, while fighters that come in contact with the fan will take a slight bit of damage itself. The fan can be attacked, shortening its duration by a short bit, but will go away after a short while anyway.|
|Up taunt||Faces towards the screen and gives a thumbs up to the player.|
|Side taunt||Wags his finger towards the camera as he closes one eye.|
|Down taunt||Stands on the tips of his toes and looks forwards as he shades his eyes with his hands. He does the same in the opposite direction for a second before returning to a battle stance.|
On-Screen Appearance Edit
Paper Mario jumps out of the book from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam happily, which he knocks away as he does so.
Victory Fanfare Edit
Paper Mario's victory theme is an up-beat remix of the battle victory fanfare from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Victory Poses Edit
- Paper Mario flips through a book of stickers.
- Paper Mario faces the camera and gives a thumbs up after spinning around on the spot.
- Paper Mario will look shocked that he won, before blushing.
Alternate Costumes Edit
|Paper Mario's alternate costumes|
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|00||Based off Paper Mario's appearance in Paper Mario: Color Splash.|
|01||Based off Luigi's current appearance.|
|02||Based off Waluigi's current appearance.|
|03||Based off Wario's appearance in the Super Mario series.|
|04||Based off Mario's costume while under the effects of a Fire Flower.|
|05||Based off the coloration of Mario's sprite from Mario Bros., but with a blue hat as opposed to a red one.|
|06||Based on Foreman Spike from Wrecking Crew.|
|07||Based on Mario's appearance on the Japanese box art for Mario Bros..|
|08||Based on Mario's appearance in promotional artwork for Super Mario Maker.|
|09||Based off Paper Luigi's appearance in Paper Mario: Color Splash.|
|10||Based off Waluigi's current appearance.|
|11||Based off Wario's appearance in the Super Mario series.|
|12||Based off Luigi's costume while under the effects of a Fire Flower.|
|13||Based off Luigi's costume while under the effects of an Ice Flower.|
|14||Based off Luigi's in-game sprite from Mario Bros..|
|15||Based off Mario's current appearance.|
|16||Based off Luigi's appearance in the animated film Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!.|
|17||Gives Luigi the attire of Mr. L, his brainwashed alter ego from Super Paper Mario.|
- Like Mr. Game & Watch, Paper Mario is a flat character, and is two-dimensional on every stage.