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~ Fawful's famous quote.

Fawful is the toady of Cackletta and one of the main antagonists in the Mario & Luigi series. He is an eccentric Beanish genius who is notable for speaking in grammatically incorrect English and making obscure food metaphors (e.g. "And this battle shall be the delicious mustard on that bread!...The mustard of your doom!"). Fawful is a mechanical genius, but his common sense suffers due to his extreme rage which often causes him to act in a delusional manner. He is the secondary antagonist of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (his master is the main antagonist), a minor character in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (where he has his own shop), the main antagonist of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, and the overarching antagonist of Bowser Jr.'s Journey.

Though his past is largely unknown, Fawful is inferred to have been a long-time follower of Cackletta prior to the events of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and names himself as a pupil of hers in-game. He is officially confirmed to have gained his status as the greatest of Cackletta's students through his evil genius.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Fawful accompanied Cackletta to the Mushroom Kingdom, where he aided her in stealing the Princess's voice. While the two were on their way to the Beanbean Kingdom, they encountered the Mario Bros. and Bowser, who had formed a temporary alliance to stop the two villains. Taking care of Bowser, Fawful attacked the Mario Brothers. The Bros. destroyed Fawful's Headgear and then beat him. Unfortunately, Fawful summoned another Headgear and used it to knock Bowser's Koopa Cruiser out of the sky. Fawful appeared again attacking Beanbean guards in the mountains. When Mario and Luigi encountered him, he summoned a large stone to block their path.

Fawful was later seen when Cackletta made off with the Beanstar and summoned Queen Bean to attack the Bros. He then attacked Woohoo Hooniversity with Cackletta; it was there that they planned to awaken the Beanstar with Princess Peach's voice. Why they chose this location specifically is never mentioned. The plan didn't work out so well; it seemed the Princess was aware of the villains' plan and had gone into hiding, and the Princess whose voice had been stolen was Birdo. Birdo's squawking voice irritated the Beanstar so much it smashed through the floor and then the Mario Bros. showed up. The Bros. took out Fawful by hammering him into the ground and then fought Cackletta who they defeated and crippled. Fawful sucked his mistress's energy into his Headgear and planned to attack the Mario Bros., only to be stopped and flung through the roof by Prince Peasley. Landing in Stardust Fields, Fawful found an unconscious Bowser (formerly Popple's Rookie) whose body Cackletta possessed. Cackletta then began to call herself Bowletta.

Fawful appeared again guarding Joke's End where he stole the Beanstar from Luigi after seeing through a fake one. Like Bowletta, Fawful was fooled by Luigi pretending to be the Princess (leading to Bowletta releasing the real Peach and swiped Luigi instead) and as a result, the plumber was able to steal back the Beanstar.

Fawful showed up again as the penultimate boss in Bowser's Castle. Fawful, here suited in a skin-tight pink suit with a wing-like cloth under its arms, now had a large mecha that looked like his head and could shoot lasers. Also, Fawful could attack the Bros. with an electric antenna in his head. Sometimes, he would come out of his mecha and use electric bolts at the Bros., or he could fly away and then charge at one of them. Mario and Luigi could only attack Fawful when the mech overheated and he was forced to come out. After beating him in battle, Fawful tried one last ditch effort to beat the Mario Bros. but only ended up being knocked out of the castle by Luigi and his Hammer. He seemingly exploded as he fell, implying that was the end of him, and an apparition resembling Fawful reappears as one of Cackletta's attacks in the final battle, which would imply that he is dead; however, future events seem to prove that this is not actually Fawful and merely a generation of him.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Fawful in Partners in Time.

Fawful returns in the sequel to Superstar Saga, confirming his survival but does not play an antagonistic role this time. He owns a badge shop named Fawful's Bean n' Badge beneath Peach's Castle where the baby Mario Bros. (who are the only ones that can enter his shop) can trade Beans for badges. He is clad in a similar outfit to the one that he wore during his previous battle although this version is silver and white skinsuit instead of a pink one. He does not recognize the Bros' infant counterparts as the Mario Bros themselves, though he does comment that they seem rather familiar. Despite his attempt to make a more honest living, he foreshadows his eventual return to villainy in Bowser's Inside Story, by saying that he had before giving the heroes a hint as to their next objective.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Fawful again makes his latest appearance in this game as the main antagonist. Fawful now has his own henchman Midbus to act as his brawn. He tricks Bowser into eating a vacuum mushroom and takes control over him. Bowser sucks up the Mario Bros., Peach, Toadsworth, and a number of Toads into his stomach bloats, then falls unconscious. Fawful then takes over both Bowser's and Princess Peach's castles. Then, Fawful uses special masks to take control of Bowser's army and invades the Mushroom Kingdom. Bowser chases after Fawful to defeat him for the rest of the game.

Eventually, Fawful steals the Dark Star, an evil star Peach tells about that was sealed under Toad Town, and absorbs half its power to become Dark Fawful. He becomes much more powerful, this seen with his much more darker appearance. He also gains a new headgear that allows him to hover and suck up the Dark Star's power, this too has some power as seen when Bowser sucks it up and the Mario Bros. have to defeat it. His power is also shown when he turns Peach's Castle into a giant robot to fight Bowser, which triggers a giant fight after it steps on Bowser, however, Bowser defeats it. Bowser then fights Dark Fawful and defeats him, destroying most of him, but still lives as Dark Fawful Bug. He is then inhaled by the Dark Star, completing its dark power and turning it into Dark Bowser. Bowser chases Dark Bowser to the top of Peach's Castle and the final battle begins. During the Battle after Dark Bowser loses 1000 HP, Dark Fawful Bug heals him and powers him up making him huge. Punching his stomach makes him spit out Dark Fawful Bug and lose his power-up. Bowser now can inhale him for the Mario Bros. to fight. Once he falls into him he turns into a giant more Buggish black creature with wiggling limbs and the Dark Star Core on his head. By taking out Fawful's glasses and his three-leg appendages, the Bros. can directly damage the Dark Star Core.

When the core was destroyed, Dark Bowser was left defenseless, and was destroyed by Bowser, leaving only the Dark Star, which rose into the air and exploded, restoring the light to the Mushroom Kingdom. As for Fawful, he survived the battle, though he was reduced to a head and fading without the Dark Star to sustain him. He feigning remorse, he gives one psychotic smile in his final attempt to destroy the Mario Bros., self-destructing during one final suicidal attempt in a massive explosion that, instead of destroying them, forced them and all of the Toads out of Bowser. With Midbus presumably banished and the effects of the Blorbs reversed, the reign of the Mad Beanish and any remaining influence of Cackletta had been ended once and for all.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Fawful reappears in this 3DS remake serving the same role as in the original game. However, he is also the main antagonist of the game's side-story Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. In Minion Quest, Fawful brainwashes many of Bowser's minions under his command by spraying them with a gas that only minions with unwavering loyalty (or high “Minion Spirit”) are immune to. Fawful originally planned to enslave Bowser, who he found unconscious on Hoohoo Mountain, but after Bowser awakened and escaped his grasp, Fawful decided to brainwash the Koopalings instead with an extremely potent version of his mind-controlling gas. Fawful then ordered them to conquer different parts of the Beanbean Kingdom so he and Cackletta can take control of it entirely. However, Captain Goomba and his Goomba Squad managed to defeat each Koopaling in battle, freeing them from mind control and relinquishing each region they’ve conquered. Fawful fought the Goomba Squad at Bowser’s Castle where he was seemingly defeated. Although this was a ruse to trick the squad into working for Bowletta (who was disguised as Bowser). When Fawful was confronted by them a second time, he sent them down into the lower parts of the castle, where he battles them with his robotic forces and was eventually defeated for real, thus ending his plans. However, this presumably takes place before the events of his final battle since he was still within the castle.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

Fawful serves as the main antagonist in the 3DS remake of Bowser's Inside Story. In the game's side-story Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Fawful is the bigger bad, as he is the one who assigned the Best Fitness Friends to steal Bowser's Castle from Bowser Jr. and the Koopa Troop while Bowser is away. He only appears twice in the mode, at the beginning where he instructs the Best Fitness Friends to infiltrate Bowser's Castle while he captures Bowser at Peach's Castle. Later in Dimble Wood, Fawful obtains a Vacuum Shroom from Dieter and uses it to make Bowser suck up Peach and the Mario Bros.

Other Media

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fawful appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a neutral-type primary spirit, who grants a boost to electrical attacks when equipped. His Spirit Battle is a Stamina battle against Iggy Koopa equipped with a Rocket-Belt and R.O.B. on the Prism Tower stage.

Powers and Abilities

  • Genius-Level Intellect: Fawful is a genius, being able to mount complex plans to seize the Mushroom Kingdom that would have succeeded were it not for the intervention of Mario, Luigi and Bowser.
  • Mechanical Expertise: Fawful is a mechanical prodigy. He was able to create a versatile form of headgear called a vacuum helmet, many robots in his effigy and was even able to transform Peach's Castle into a giant robot.
  • Energy Projectiles: Fawful is able to shoot electrical balls of energy from an antenna on his head.

As Dark Fawful

  • Black Magic: After absorbing half the Dark Star's power, Fawful became a powerful magician with vast dark powers.
    • Dark Energy Projectiles: Fawful was able to shoot spheres of dark energy powerful enough to harm Bowser.
    • Levitation: Fawful was able to float in the air at will.
    • Portals: Fawful was able to generate multiple portals that can send anything from one location to another.


Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga

Fawful is fought twice in the first game. He is first fought on the Koopa Cruiser. His attacks involve shooting a laser beam and ramming, both of which can be blocked with a jump. He only has 18 hit points, 13 points of attack power, 28 defense points, and 1 speed point in his first phase. When he is in his second phase, Fawful has 12 hit points and 20 speed points, but he has the same stats in this form as he does in his first form otherwise.

Fawful is later encountered inside Bowser's Castle. He is fought in the penultimate room (not counting the escape route). His attacks include firing a laser that must be blocked with a hammer, firing eye beams from his dome (dodged by jumping), and, after it takes four hits, spinning the dome around. Mario and Luigi have to destroy the orbs with their hammers, lest the orbs hit the brothers and deal massive damage due to their temperature. Fawful will then be exposed if the bros. survive, for three turns. After he loses a chunk of his health, Fawful can fire a laser similar to Cackletta's Bowletta form's flame blast, and the target needs to break the block above his head and then jump the beam. Fawful can also divebomb into a bro., though this can be blocked with the hammer. He has 400 HP, 150 POW, 175 DEF, and 120 SPD.

Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

In the third game, Fawful is fought as the penultimate boss, as Dark Fawful. He attacks by grabbing the chandelier with his vacuum helmet and then swinging into Bowser, though the Koopa King can block the attack with his punch. After 3 punches, Fawful will perform a reverse swing to hit Bowser, which can be dodged by ducking.

Dark Fawful can also launch stars from his laser gun. The stars will explode if their target hits them, but one flashes red and that star's explosion is harmless to Bowser if the Koopa King uses his punch. The others must be ducked with good timing.

Dark Fawful can also send energy through a series of portals. His right hand (his point of view) launches balls that must be blocked, and the left hand launches energy that must be blocked with a punch. After his health is cut down to half, Dark Fawful's portals may have their connection changed, so as to disrupt the Koopa King's attempt to defend himself.

During his second phase, Dark Fawful can send energy toward Bowser. Bowser can punch his Goombas into the loon to halt the attack.

Dark Fawful has a new attack in the remake: charging toward Bowser at high speed with his helmet as a rocket. Bowser can punch him or duck to avoid damage, depending on from which direction the loon comes (the former for in front, the latter for behind).

Dark Fawful's helmet can detach from his head to heal him. Bowser can also inhale the helmet, so it and the Mario Bros. can square off. In one attack, it can steal one of their Action Commands (the same one from each Bro., cannot be avoided, undone in a few turns). It can also suck one Bro. up and swing him into the other. That Bro. also loses some of his health eventually. Another attack involves firing energy from high above, though this can be blocked with the hammer. If it is killed with a stolen action command in its possession, the Vacuum Helmet will drop the stolen Action Command, and the Bros. can retrieve it. It has 1200 HP, 480 POW, 123 DEF, and 130 SPD.

During this battle, Dark Fawful has 1736 hit points, 334 POW, 184 DEF, and 48 SPD. Once he is defeated, he dies, and his corpse collapses into a bug that is reanimated.

Dark Fawful and the Dark Star fuse later in the game as part of the Final Boss. During this battle, Dark Fawful uses different attacks. He may plant his arms into the floor and fire energy bolts that must be blocked with the hammer - their explosions can cause tripping otherwise, chasing the Bros. who must also dodge the Dark Star as it flies overhead, and firing rings that must be jumped over, though only if the Bros. and their opponent known as the Dark Star are at the same level. If one bro. is at the same level, he must jump. The other is safe if he does nothing, although in some cases, the Bros. can choose to jump or idle if their opponent is below them. Dark Fawful will be defeated if his eyes are destroyed (causing their texture to have a crack), though the bros. must disable his legs to make him vulnerable in the eyes. Knocking him down leaves the Dark Star vulnerable, and it attacks at that point.


Superstar Saga

Eeyah ha ha ha ha ha! I am the great Cackletta's most best pupil, who is named Fawful. I am here, laughing at you. If you are giving us the chase just to get your previous Princesses' voice back, then you are idiots of foolishness! Princess Peach's voice will soon be the bread that makes the sandwich of Cackletta's desires. And this battle will be the delicious mustard on that bread! The mustard of your doom!
~ Fawful's first words to the Mario Bros and Bowser after being summoned by Cackletta to deal with them on the Koopa Cruiser and before blasting Bowser into near unconsciousness.
Eeyah ha ha! Next it is the turn of you!
~ Fawful after disabling Bowser and before engaging the Bros in their first battle against one another.
Bah! Now is when the time for talking stops! I do not have the time to stop and smell foul roses such as you! One fell swoop is how I shall deal with you fink-rats!
~ Fawful after losing his first battle and immediately before crippling the Koopa Cruiser and causing it to crash into Stardust Fields.
Nnrghhh-GACK! Y-you again! You are the fink-rats that swooped in with the Bowser that I hate. Hmph. HMPH I say to you! While I was busy with Prince Peasley, you have been catching me! I have fury! But Cackletta has already begun smearing the butter of her next tasty plan across Beanbean Castle! Since you two cannot make it in time, I say to you that it is better never than late... So here is your halting place!!! I have fury! Since you will not be shattering this stone, I laugh at you trying to climb down this mountain!
~ Fawful, when confronted by the Bros at Whoohoo Mountain after killing a guard and before dropping a boulder down (which the Bros must break with a hammer) to prevent them from advancing until the Prince Peasley monster boss, has been defeated.
Preparations have completion! O Great Cackletta, unleash the voice of Princess Peach on the Beanstar when you are wanting to!
~ Fawful having completed his Peach Bots under Hoohoo University.
I have fright! A situation we had no suspected has begun to d-develop! May we flee?
~ Fawful after the failure of the Peach Bots and before the Mario Bros arrived.
CACKLETTA! Do not have worries! Watch! I am sucking up your energy with this headgear!
~ Fawful after the defeat of Cackletta (initially underground and then leaping above ground) before absorbing Cackletta's essence into his helmet to salvage what's left.
I say to you YES!
~ Fawful when being told to kill the Bros by Cackletta's remains and immediately before being knocked out of the Hoohoo University.
O...G-Great...Ca-Cackletta...W-will this guy...do?
~ Fawful after finding Bowser unconscious in Stardust Fields (apparently out of breath thanks to having to walk due to the loss of his helmet)..
So! The fink-rats come at last! Now is the time that you hand over the Beanstar, you little men! Send the Beanstar up to the top of this pedestal, and be hasty!
~ Fawful when meeting the Bros at Joke's End.
Send the Beanstar up here! Oh! Oh, I can see through your pathetic designs, you ugly thing! That was a FAKE Beanstar! Now you give me the real one!
~ Fawful when Luigi confronted him and then stunning him with an energy blast before then stealing the Beanstar from his unconscious form.
HAR! You idiots of stupidity!
~ Fawful after having stolen the Beanstar and then leaving to meet Bowletta on the roof.
O Great Bowletta! At last we have the Beanstar! I am joyful!
~ Fawful calling for Cackletta atop Joke's End.
I still have rage over that fake Princess Peach... Do you hide something?
~ Fawful on the repaired Koopa Cruiser after they captured "Princess Peach" and after Bowletta wondered why "Peach" hid her face.
Yes. Moustache.
~ Fawful after Bowletta tricked "Peach" into revealing that she was Luigi by saying there was a massive cockroach behind him. Said in response to Bowletta asking if he saw the obvious 'stache.
I have fury! At last, my entrance with drama! Finally! Now is the time my true might shines, like many angry sunbeams of rage!
St-standing in the spotlight at such a gala of spectacularity...My nerves are nervous! But...now I am thinking...Cackletta's revival was all thanks to my quite nasty efforts! Which means that all this time, I am Fawful, who is just an ordinary toady! Such working, all for others.
~ Fawful unveiling his final battle form and possibly hinting at his future as a main antagonist in BIS.
And THAT means...The true meaning of our battle gives me fear and confusion! I need no long speech before my battle! Snack on my wrath, fink-rats!
~ Fawful before firing on the Mario Bros and engaging them in battle.
Ouch! Hotness! It is the overheat!
~ Fawful whenever the Mario Bros ever overheat his Fawful Dome.
Urggh...Unless my mind is crazy, I have somehow managed to lose...This must be fate...Urrrgh...I must accept the defeating...
~ Fawful after being defeated in his final battle but immediately before stunning Mario with an energy blast from his head and scaring Luigi into uselessness.
I have fury! Now, taste the finale, when carelessness opens the door to a comeback not expected by you! Your lives that I spit on are now but a caricature of a cartoon drawn by a kid who is stupid! You shall all fall and vanish with your precious Beanbean Kingdom as I laugh heartily at you!
~ Fawful gloating over said small victory before Peasley showed up and knocked him down. The penultimate line may also be a jab at Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Luigi as well as Bowser.
I have fury! In the last moments of the finale of the finale, when relief leads to negligence that begets rashness... That is when the comeback that faltered comes back and beats your pathetic comeback that I scoff at!
~ Fawful having stunned the Bros with energy Bros after their final battle before Mario and Luigi recovered before slamming him underground and then out of the castle as well as his final words before his presumed death.

Bowser's Minions

Hah! Take this Bowser to the away place...
~ Fawful's first words in the sidequest when he finds Bowser unconscious before Captain Goomba arrives.
Is it Fawful that you are speaking toward? No, it cannot be truthful... It is a "weird guy" he is lobbing his words pf filth at.
~ Fawful when Captain Goomba got his attention when he said "hey weird guy."
Hah! HAH, says Fawful! HAH! That spray of experimentation is working like a charm filled with luck! With this, no one will be able to have resistings of my power!
~ Fawful when brainwashing Private Goomb.
Hah! Now is the time of telling me whose underling you are! Have the saying of my name! "Mmm! And it comes in two fun flavors. I am liking the peppermint mocha..." I will work him until his bones become dust and the dust has grown mold!
~ Fawful once he has brainwashed Private Goomp and making off with Bowser.
Hah and hah again! It is my having of luck that caused our meeting here! The Koopalings seven! It is I who am the king of you now! Now! Have the saying of my name!
~ Fawful when he arrived to brainwash the Koopalings.
HAH! I had knowings that the Koopalings would not go down so easily...Now is the happening of Plan B! Time for max-strength spray! Your brains will be washed with 99.9% effectiveness! It is a thing of amazement! So, Koopalings seven...How are you finding my spray of delicious wickedness?
~ Fawful adding a special orange mind control gas to the usual purple when the original type proved ineffective.
Ah! The ringings of that sound are as sweet as particularly sticky treats! But that Goomba...I wanted to wash his brain even more than the Koopalings! I supposed I will have forgettings for the time that is now...
~ Fawful having brainwashed the Koopalings and regretting not having brainwashed Captain Goomba.
Your plan is a stupid plan full of grubby grub holes! There is no home for you to be having! Your home-having plans are for naught! My words will be spoken with the bluntness of a knife for buttering! Bowser's Castle belongs to Fawful now!!
~ Fawful confronting the minions (now including Lakitu, Captain Boo, Captain Shy Guy, and Captain Koopa just before they left for Joke's End.
Your belief is as necessary as shaving cream to a hairless monkey! It is most easy to conquer a castle that is full of emptiness! What kind of army of stupid havings leaves their castle without guarding?!
~ Fawful responding to Captain Goomba accusing him of lying about his takeover of Bowser's Castle.
Your rhyming is unspecial and full of cringe! Now is the time of good-bye!
~ Fawful after Captain Goomba consulted with his subordinates about whether all the minions came and after Captain Koopa told a bad rhyme. He then left to where the Bros found him at Joke's End.
Fawful is king of everything... Fawful is king of everything... Now then...have the saying of my most glorious of names!
~ Fawful singing to the minions when he arrived for their final confrontation and then being dropped off by his headgear.
You are as annoying as an itch for which there is no scratching! Soon, you will be having regret for defying the Great Cackletta!
~ Fawful after Captain Goomba revealed their immunity to his mind control spray and after he and his minions were forced to fall back due to Iggy and Lemmy pulled off the same spin attack Iggy performed in the game.
I am having no understanding. You are evil minions, yes? You should fall to your knees for a genius of evil such as Fawful!
~ Fawful after Captain Goomba rebutted by saying that everyone had had enough of him.
Hahahaha! Oh. the chortles I am having! Did I already not tell you the news of your ultimate sadness. *singing* Bowser is not a thing that is here... Your tears make hee, har, and cheer... He's gone! He's gone! Fawfully-do! Just like, soon, the one who is you. *ends singing* Go ahead and have searching for all of the eternities! Hah!
~ Fawful after Captain Goomba demanded Bowser back and then mocking him for thinking Bowser was alive. He said nothing to begon the battle after this because Goomba engaged him in battle.
What happening is this?!
~ Fawful when activating a Mystery Block.
The end is here and full of finishings!
~ Fawful when activating a Lightning Block.

Partners in Time

I have boredom... Guests? Now I have... FURY! I say to you WELCOME! Welcome to Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge! In this place, beans are like precious treasure milked from a famous cow made of jewels! All who come with beans leave with badges so rare they make mustaches droop with disbelief!
~ Fawful's first words when the Baby Bros first enter his store and inadvertently reveals his survival.
What? The story of Fawful? Your words are not beans. I am not wanting them. You are like brainless cats that are too dumb to know they are stupid! You have curiosity... ...But my tale is long, so long it makes babies old and hairy lips grow grey with aging. Do you dare hear?
~ Fawful as the Baby Bros convince him to tell them his tale.
"I am here, merchant of badges, only sometimes with fury, but I once had fury at all times. I drizzled rage dressing on the country next door. Rage dressing on a salad of evil!" And then the bad men came. Red and Green bad men. I had the punishment. Bad punishment with hammers and jumping on my head and the overheat of my ship. I have a little fury even with my remembering... Red! And green! A pair of jumping hammers in red and green who are looking like you! Those brothers of badness! My brain aches at their overalls! I have fury AND headache now! Fawful would be here, reigning over all and laughing at you! ...But no. SO MUCH FURY! Stupid mustaches! Hairs like the dirty tail of a horse in a barn built by a farmer who is crazy! ...I have calm. I am waiting like an elevator. I have the commerce. I run Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge, but... The day comes soon when Fawful rises again, and then no baby's candy has safety! I am counting chickens before they are even eggs, before the chickens are even chickens! I WILL! HAVE! FURY! I LAUGH AT DEFEAT! I FIGHT WITH RAGE! I HURT YOUR FACES!
~ Fawful recounting the events of Superstar Saga and alluding to his return in the following game.
D-Did I...Have insanity? Did I...have evil? I suppress the fury, but sometimes... The fury has me. Red and green puts the fog of rage in my eyes, and my mind goes crazy. P-Please... I will be fine. No worrying for Fawful. We talk of beans. Beans and badges... We begin trading! The beans hide in the dirts of this country like dirt-fish who like to eat dirt for dinner. Bean symbols like this are marking all bean spots. You are digging in dirt, right? You are digging under symbols. And you are finding much bean! Bean symbols have sneakiness! When the beans are gone, the symbols flee like babies! You are wanting much beans? Then you are hunting symbols. And digging and popping. There are even places to win beans in games, maybe... If you get many beans, you get many badges at this place, Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge!
~ Fawful calming down and explaining how beans work in the game.

Bowser's Inside Story (and Bowser Jr's Journey)

Oh, breakfast boy is having the cravings again! He is simple like butter sandwich.
~ Fawful's first words in the game when watching Bowser head for Peach's Castle and the Blorbs conference. Note; these are the first words he speaks chronologically in the game since the sidequest takes place just before the main game starts.
Great news I am hearing! And you will join me in the completion of this plan to its utmost completing! Now where are the loud and muscle-having ones? Dieter! Beef! Kaley! Come and share in the chortles with Fawful!
~ Fawful upon being told by Midbus that his plan was set in motion and summoning the Best Fitness Friends.
Leave the capturing of Bowser to us! Yes! Fawful's wishes are the gold coins in your tattered thrift-store pants! You must never be forgetting about them!
~ Fawful telling Dieter of the plan and reminding him why they worked for him.
The timing is now... MIDBUS! Our waiting are at an end! Bowser seeks the castle of Peach, and Fawful seeks him! We must tempt him with the tastiness of a jackpotting a lucky Shroom...
~ Fawful when meeting with Dieter and Midbus outside of his shop.
Oh, Fawful will be feeding them! Oh, yes! And he will be feeding you the shinest if good coins of you are working fast!
~ Fawful after hearing a Dieter brag relating to the Minions eating out of his hand.

External Links

Fawful on Super Mario Wiki

Fawful on Mario Wiki





  • The reason for Fawful's bad grammar is because his creator, the game's designer and illustrator Masanori Sato, envisioned him to be a parody of bad English translations and dubs in the spirit of 4Kids.
    • What isn't known however is why he used so many bread related metaphors.
  • For some reason, the Mario Bros did not seem to recognize Fawful from their extensive amount of previous encounters with the supervillain and seeing him supposedly die when Luigi hit him out of Bowser's Castle in the first game. The reason for this is unknown.
    • They did not know he survived to create Fawful's Badges 'n' Beans because they were unable to access the pipe leading to it and only their baby counterparts did.
    • Even if their memories were slightly changed to remember if they had met him, they should still be surprised at his return to villainy.
  • If the player does not immediately hit Cackletta's Soul's projection of Fawful, it will laugh exactly like the Mad Beanish.
  • When Midbus is powered up by Fawful, the latter yells "Midbus! Power up!", This is likely a reference to Power Rangers and the then very recent season, Power Rangers RPM.
  • Fawful is similar to Dimentio from Super Paper Mario. While Dimentio speaks in regular English (and uses similes, as opposed to Fawful's food metaphors), both begin as the assistant of the main villain, and later (whether in the same game or another game) take the role of antagonist themselves. Both are tagged as being "insane" and "psychotic", and on top of that, both assume a final form at the end as the final boss, and after which their body is destroyed and they are reduced to nothing more than a head, but are still able to try to destroy their enemies one more time before they explode and are completely destroyed. (In Fawful's case, the explosion WAS his final attempt, and in the case of Dimentio, he left behind a shadow of his power to control the Chaos Heart, so it could ensure the end of every world).
    • Interestingly enough, Dimentio and Fawful's styles are somewhat opposites: Fawful uses science while Dimentio uses magic, and Fawful uses metaphors while Dimentio uses similes.
    • Fawful's appearance is also similar to Wonky from Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, as they both wear swirly glasses and are always seen smiling.
  • Despite his disappearance in Bowser's Inside Story, some fans were surprised to not see him in Dream Team, which was the first Mario & Luigi title where he did not appear. He also did not make a reappearance in Paper Jam.
    • Although he never actually appeared there was an NPC in the intro of dream team that talked just like him
    • Technically speaking, aside from the Bros, Bowser, Peach, and Toadsworth (AKA the main cast), Fawful is the most recurring character in the series and remains the most recurring villain (aside from Bowser himself who he ties with for villainous appearances since he was a protagonist in Inside Story and only fought Mario when provoked and during the credits at the end of the game).
  • Fawful is one of the few recurring Mario villains not affiliated with Bowser in any way (although Bowser was used in his schemes).
  • Towards the end of Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Fawful can be seen starting to drift away toward Cackletta's plan hinting he may have planed to overthrow her from the start. During the Bowser's Minions side story, a bunch of Fawful's robots can be seen that would later appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and it's remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey.
  • Fawful may have come from the Beanbean Kingdom, since he resembled one of the Beanish, and the first game he was featured in took place in said Kingdom.
  • In the original American release of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, during Fawful's second battle, Popple's theme is mistakenly played. In any other version, it is the correct Cackletta's theme.
    • In all versions of the remake, Cackletta's battle theme is played as intended.


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Koopa Troop
Bowser | Baby Bowser | Count Koopula | Bowser Jr. | Captain Goomba | Chain Chomps | Chargin' Chucks | Koopalings: (Larry Koopa | Morton Koopa Jr. | Wendy O. Koopa | Iggy Koopa | Roy Koopa | Lemmy Koopa | Ludwig Von Koopa) | Kamek | Toadies | Kammy Koopa | Paper Bowser | Paper Bowser Jr. | King Boo | King Bob-omb | Petey Piranha | Gobblegut | Torkdrift | Elite Trio | Goombas | Bloopers | Boom Boom | Pom Pom | Boos | Piranha Plants | Burt the Bashful | Salvo the Slime | Roger the Potted Ghost | Red & Blue Goomba | Goomba King | Koopa Bros | Tutankoopa | Tubba Blubba | Shy Guys | General Guy | Lava Piranha | Huff N. Puff | Crystal King | Koopa Kids | Army Hammer Bro

8 Bit Club
Wart | Mouser | Tryclyde | Birdo | Shy Guys

Secret Society of X-Nauts
Sir Grodus | Lord Crump | Shadow Sirens | Doopliss | Shadow Queen

Elder Princess Shroob | Princess Shroob | Sunnycide

Count Bleck's Minions
Count Bleck | Nastasia | O'Chunks | Mimi | Dimentio | Mr. L

Folded Soldiers
King Olly | Handaconda | Paper Macho Soldiers
Legion of Stationery: Colored Pencils | Rubber Band | Hole Punch | Tape | Scissors | Stapler

Smithy Gang
Smithy | Exor | Mack | Bowyer | Yaridovich | Axem Rangers | Blade | Count Down | Domino |

King K. Rool | Kremling Krew | Kritters | Klump | Krusha | Krunch | Klubba

Antasma | Army Dillo | Belome | Best Fitness Friends | Big Guy the Stilted | Black Jewel | Bonechill | Booster | Bouldergeist | Brobot | Broodals: (Topper | Harriet | Spewart | Rango) | Bugaboom | Cackletta | Chuckolator | Cookatiel | Cortez | Count Bleck's Father | Count Cannoli | Croco | Culex | Dark Star | Dino Piranha | Dodo | Donkey Kong | Donkey Kong (Mario VS Donkey Kong) | Draggadon | Fawful | Foreman Spike | Francis | Giga Lakitu | Glamdozer | Gloomtail | Gooper Blooper | Grouchy Possessor | Grubba | Harsh Possessor | Hisstocrat | Hooktail | Jojora | Jr. Troopa | Kaptain Skurvy | Kent C. Koopa | King Croacus | King Kaliente | Lamp Scam Snifit | Lena | Madame Broode | Major Burrows | Mario | Mechawiggler | MegaBug | Midbus | Mizzter Blizzard | Mollusque-Lancuer | Nabbit | Necky | Overset Possessor | Peewee Piranha | Peps | Phantamanta | Popple | Portrait Ghosts: (Neville | Chauncey | Bogmire | Biff Atlas | Boolossus | Sir Weston | Vincent Van Gore) | President Koopa | Prince Pikante | Rabbids: (Phantom of the Bwahpera | Rabbid Kong) | Rawk Hawk | Ricky | Rollodillo | Rudy the Clown | Ruined Dragon | Sabasa | Shadoo | Shake King | Shrewd Possessor | Skellobits | Smorg | Squizzard | Tatanga | Three Little Pigheads | Tolstar | Topmaniac | Tough Possessor | Tower Power Pokey | Valentina | Viruses | Waluigi | Wario | Watinga | Whomp King | Wigglers | Wingo | Wracktail | Wizpig | Yellow Belly/Helio


Big Bad Wolf | "Crime Wave" Clyde | King Koopa | Robot Princess | Wizardheimer

See Also
Donkey Kong Villains | Luigi's Mansion Villains | Wario Villains

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