Best Paper Mario Bosses

The Top Ten

1 Super Dimento

Super Dimentio is my favourite final boss, because of his excellent design, personality, intense gameplay (turn based battle systems make it less dramatic because it doesn't flow), the sheer drama of the scene, and the music definitely. He is essentially the pure incarnation of evil power - the Chaos Heart, its perfect host Luigi, and its controller Dimentio. He had enough power to destroy the multiverse and rewrite it in his image. It took all of the heroes, pixls, ancients, pure hearts, Bleck and his love with his minions, to defeat him, and even then he left behind his power to ensure the destruction of all worlds, which could be banished only by Blumiere and Timpani's union. He could only lose to the one force stronger than chaos - love.

People like to complain about how easy he was, but let me just say that if Super Dimentio was actually hard, he would FAR outdo the Shadow Queen. For all of the reasons stated above, he is so much more dramatic than her in so many ways. If ...more

How can you not love this music?

Its go time!

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

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2 The Shadow Queen

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

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.

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

Difficult fight but a great finale to arguably the best Mario RPG EVER

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3 General Guy

I love shy guys.

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

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?

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4 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?!

5 The Crystal King

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

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.

6 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.

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

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

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7 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!

8 Boswer

Which bowser fight

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

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9 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.

10 Bonetail

Badass boss fight

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

The Contenders

11 Hooktail
12 Mimi

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

13 Lava Piranha
14 Gloomtail

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

15 Tutankoopa
16 Dimentio Dimentio Dimentio is an evil harlequin magician and the main antagonist of the 2007 Nintendo Wii video game Super Paper Mario.
17 Magnus 2.0
18 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

19 Rawk Hawk

You gotta love the RAWK!


20 Lord Crump

I always enjoyed fighting his Magnus Von Grapple robots.

21 Smorg
22 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!

23 Count Bleck Count Bleck Count Bleck, true name Lord Blumiere, is the central antagonist turned anti-hero of the 2007 Nintendo Wii videogame Super Paper Mario.

How is this guy so low? He was actually more challenging than Super Dimentio because of the final boss’ ridiculous hitbox. Frankly, this is the REAL final boss to me. Also why does nobody talk about HIS music?

24 Macho Grubba
25 Mr. L Mr. L

Brainwashed Luigi is a fun boss fight

26 Gooper Blooper
27 Megasparkle Goomba

Use scissors you win!

Wow so intresting. NOT! Just a goomba on steroids

28 Black Bowser
29 Sir Grodus

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

30 Fracktail

Supa hard

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.

31 O'Chunks
32 Brobot L-Type
33 Wracktail
34 Bonechill

Easy boss, but still pretty cool

35 Mizzter Blizzard
36 Lemmy (Color Splash)


37 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.

38 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha
39 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.
40 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.
41 Tower Power Pokey
42 Jr. Troopa

He's a hilarious boss

43 Goomboss
44 King Croacus IV
45 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

46 Shadoo
47 Kammy Koopa
48 Kent C. Koopa
49 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. The Shadow Queen
2. Cortez
3. The Crystal King
1. Koopa Bros.
2. Super Dimento
3. General Guy
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