I'm sick and tired of Philistines like you ERASING all of my hard work, man. You probably haven't heard of me, right? Figures. When was the last time you even went to a gallery? Pfft. Don't answer. I'm gonna give you an art lesson for free. The name's Jean-Pierre Colored Pencils the 12th. I represent the Legion of Stationery, I'll have you know! Anyway, I'm guarding this streamer, and I'll scribble on your flat face if that's what it takes to stop you.
~ Colored Pencils to Paper Mario.
Feast your eyes upon my art-senal! Twelve colored pencils, ready to make your paper bodies my canvas!
~ Colored Pencils

Jean-Pierre Colored Pencils the 12th, also called simply Colored Pencils or The Missile Maestro, is a major antagonist in Paper Mario: The Origami King. He is a member of King Olly's Legion of Stationery, guards the red origami streamer, and is the first member of the Legion Paper Mario fights. As his name implies, Colored Pencils resembles a red coloring pencil box that contains twelve pencils of different colors.


Colored Pencils makes his debut when Paper Mario reaches Overlook Tower. As he and his friend Olivia make their way up the tower, Paper Mario has to be careful climbing, as Colored Pencils launches pencil missiles at him from random directions, but Paper Mario eventually reaches the top.

Paper Mario later attempts to dislodge the streamer, but Colored Pencils ambushes him and introduces himself. Paper Mario fights him and prevails.

During the first phase of his boss fight, Colored Pencils launches his pencils at Paper Mario, dealing two damage per pencil (only one damage if guarded). His defensive technique involves him shooting some of his pencils into the air. These will rain down on different sections of the map, dealing damage if Paper Mario steps on the board icon they're locked on to.

Paper Mario has to get behind Colored Pencils and close the boss's lid with either a hammer attack or a 1,000-Fold Arms technique, causing his pencil missiles to explode inside his mouth and dealing around thirty-six damage in the process, minus three per pencil Colored Pencils had launched on his prior turn. When this happens, Colored Pencils will get stunned and be forced to skip his next turn. However, he will regain his consciousness on the second turn after he gets stunned, biting Paper Mario with his Snap Shut technique for twelve damage and reloading his arsenal.

After Paper Mario gets the boss's health below half, Colored Pencils enters his second phase and uses his Rainbow Roll technique. This prevents his lid from being closed and allows him to shoot his pencils three at a time, dealing three damage per pencil. Paper Mario has to use his 1,000-Fold Arms to grab the roll and repeatedly slam it into the inside of the boss's mouth, dealing massive damage. For a few turns, Colored Pencils will be forced to perform his Snap Shut technique, which is now weakened.

As he dies, Colored Pencils criticizes Mario, seeing him to have been better in sidescroller games. His body explodes, and all drawings that were made by him are destroyed.

After Olivia's wish reverts her brother's actions, Colored Pencils turns back into a regular coloring pencil case.


Colored Pencils, simply enough, is a gigantic red pencil case, with King Olly's face on the top of his lid. Inside his casing is a pair of twelve multi-colored pencils, with he can summon at will and fire like missiles. He can also merge these pencils together for his Rainbow Roll attack. Closing his lid also prevents Colored Pencils from launching his arsenal successfully, causing primed shots to instead fire while still inside him, with this being harmful to him.


Aw, man! You were almost out of the picture... for good.
~ Colored Pencils' first words after Paper Mario dodges a surprise pincer attack from his missiles.
Locked on targets!
~ Colored Pencils after targeting board icons with his lock-on missiles for the first time.
They ALL missed?! No... my missiles are flawless! It's the TARGET that's all wrong!
~ Colored Pencils after Paper Mario dodges all of his lock-on board missiles for the first time.
No! NO! My lid is closed! I can't stop my missiles!
~ Colored Pencils after Paper Mario shuts his lid for the first time.
Reload complete! And I have plenty more where these came from!
~ Colored Pencils after reloading his missiles for the first time.
Ugh. Everyone's a critic. I won't let my work be disrespected like this! Time to roll out my masterpiece. Behold my Rainbow Roll!
~ Colored Pencils before revealing his Rainbow Roll attack to Paper Mario.
Ugh... no way. Defeated by a no-name, no-talent piece of disgusting POP CULTURE! You were better when you were a sidescroller, man...
~ Colored Pencils' last words before his demise.





  • Colored Pencils' dialogue text consists of multiple different colors/


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