Best Paper Mario Bosses

The Top Ten

1 The Shadow Queen

The music is amazing along with the entire world giving you their power to defeat the Shadow Queen. Plus you must also fight Peach and use the items you've been hunting down and worked so hard to obtain to utterly destroy her. Plus the lore of the four heroes makes it even better.

Super is my fave game in the series but this is easily the best boss. It's intensely challenging and really keeps you on your toes constantly. Plus it's a surprisingly dark and atmospheric fight, and one of the most intimidating in the series. - Garythesnail

Come On, it's the final fight in the thousand year door, how could you not enjoy it?

I don't know why but I HATE and love the boss (or final) fight. Mainly cause this one time I was fighting the fight and I had 1 hp left. I clicked a ultra shroom and was about to use it when a STUPID IDIOTIC AUDIENCE MEMBER THREW A CAN AT ME. And I died. I didn't play paper Mario ttyd for almost two months after that

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2 Super Dimento

Best final boss theme in Mario history. This really is THE ULTIMATE SHOW!

Best villain in the best game, though I wish he was harder.

Stellar battle plot and gameplay wise.

Its go time!

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3 General Guy

Ha ha. General Guy Is easily the most funniest and happiest sounding boss in paper Mario. Expectably the infantry, the little girl screams made it funny and cool too fight. And the "Where did you get those moves? There... Too powerful! You're breaking the rules of War! " Made me laugh. And I'm like "What is level 15 Mario too hard for you! "

He's the leader of the Shy Guys and how can you not like Shy Guys?

So easy to beat just hit the lightbulb and you can easily win

His personality is over all the best paper Mario 64 boss

4 Doopliss

I like Doopliss because of his funny personality. It's just hilarious when you guess his name right and yells out NO NO NO NO WHY WHY WHY WHY HOW HOW HOW HOW! His battle was also kinda interesting as well because it was like you are fighting yourself.

Doopliss is a very unique and memorable boss in the Mario series. Why? Because he is the only character in Mario history to have completely stolen Mario's body and name from him.

He's pretty weak, but also pretty good. 8/10

HAHA now you're fightin' yourself! I'm a dang genius!

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5 Boswer

I don't know why this is my favorite. Maybe its because your not fully prepared when you make it to him in Thousand year door.

After a somewhat underwhelming fight with Grodus, you immediately have to have a showdown with a much tougher Bowser and his underling, Kammy Koopa. Easily one of the hardest Bowser fights there is. - Garythesnail

You spelt Bowser wrong

Which bowser fight

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6 Cortez

This dude is no pushover. He's got three forms and can do some damage in each of said forms. Once you learn the tricks to this boss, he's not that difficult, but it's still a fairly challenging and fun battle.

How can you not be intimidated by big bad scary skeleton pirate ghost with 4 arms?

Cortez is probably one of the most intimidating bosses in TTYD. He's a creepy pirate skeleton ghost who can't die and sucks out the souls of your audience. In my opinion Cortez is scarier than the Shadow Queen.

"Cortez"?! What kind of name is this?!

7 The Crystal King

Amazing music, and he was fairly difficult, due to him having 2 defense and those 3 ice minions that he can spit at you. Also enjoyed his freeze attack, the ability to heal himself for 20 hp, and his cloning ability.

Bowser wasn't nearly as hard as The Crystal King. Can Bowser freeze you?

8 Koopa Bros.

It's the Teenage Mutant Ninja Koopas and they're the coolest of the cool with style, attitude, and an awesome battle theme!

9 Lava Piranha
10 Huff 'N Puff

Somehow I loved and hated him. I used Lakilester + Bow, each had their faults. Lakilester took huge damage due to CLoud 9 failing, and BOw attacking only one foe. His attacks were a pain, but the music was epic and the battle was cool.

The Contenders

11 Bonetail

Bonetail is really cool, but tough. The Pit of 100 Trials wears you out a lot, and he's hard to beat even at level 50...

He is tough to get to if you do not invest in Bp, but I beat him at level 30 also the badge he gives you is worth the trip or trips, if you beat him prior to shadow queen it will make her a but easier

12 Hooktail
13 Tutankoopa
14 Mimi

She's original, creative, memorable, and did I mention incredibly terrifying? - DemonSpider253

15 Gloomtail

Whats not to love about a awesome poison breathing dragon that his design just screams out awesome?

16 Francis

By far one of the funniest characters in the game, and he had some funky music going too. I died laughing at the chatroom scene! - Garythesnail

Laugh out loud, I remember this from awhile ago, it was kinda dumb but it was fun at the same time

17 Rawk Hawk

You gotta love the RAWK!


18 Smorg
19 Dimentio Dimentio
20 Gooper Blooper
21 Tubba Blubba

He's a big bad invincible monster that likes to eats ghosts! Not to mention his battle music is also very catchy.

Having Bow slap that "invincible" big guy was just so satisfying. Having him chase you before the fight was also great!

22 Wracktail
23 Black Bowser
24 Megasparkle Goomba

Use scissors you win!

Wow so intresting. NOT! Just a goomba on steroids

25 Lord Crump

I always enjoyed fighting his Magnus Von Grapple robots.

26 Mr. L Mr. L

Brainwashed Luigi is a fun boss fight

27 Brobot L-Type
28 Sir Grodus

He is a flippin CYBORG, the leader of the super-genius X-nauts and also the most powerful

29 Count Bleck Count Bleck
30 O'Chunks
31 Fracktail

I know he's technically a robot, but he shouldn't have died... Before Dimentio glitched him up, he was a pretty nice guy; he was initially going to let Mario take the Pure Heart without a fight, and his dialogue suggests that if a normal person had passed trough the area, he'd have simply told them to leave without causing them any trouble. With that being said, I can't ignore the fact that the stuff he says while he's trying to reboot himself is hilarious. "YOU LOST EVERYTHING. WAY TO GO, GENIUS! " However, he's also super easy as a boss, which kind of stinks, but I still like him.

32 Bonechill

Easy boss, but still pretty cool

33 Mizzter Blizzard
34 Lemmy (Color Splash)


35 The Master

An extra boss from the original Paper Mario, the Master has been called even harder than the final boss, Bowser. Why, do you ask? He attacks in a three hit combo that can deal about 30 damage at once, has 99 HP, and 2 Defense.

36 Macho Grubba
37 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha
38 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. As his name implies, he is the son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.
39 Kamek Kamek Kamek is a common enemy in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He usually appears in New Super Mario Bros. Games, Super Mario Bros. Games, or other similar games. He also appears in spinoff titles, like Mario Party, in which he is not a playable character but creates an obstacle for the players on their way more.
40 Tower Power Pokey
41 Jr. Troopa

He's a hilarious boss

42 Goomboss
43 King Croacus IV
44 The Shadow Sirens

Why so low? I really enjoyed this fight, due to all their magic tricks and how you have to get all 3 down. I felt good attacking Beldam, felt bad attacking Vivian, and I just felt Marilyn was kinda funny. - Garythesnail

45 Shadoo
46 Kammy Koopa
47 Kent C. Koopa
48 Morton Koopa Jr. Morton Koopa Jr.

Just use fire extinguisher and you win it stinks with hos battle theme and all

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1. Koopa Bros.
2. Super Dimento
3. General Guy
1. Cortez
2. Super Dimento
3. Tutankoopa
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2. Boswer
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