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Villain Overview

Oh, and by the way...I am no longer your brother Olly. I am KING OLLY! By the time I am done, all of those miserable Toads will be folded... The flimsy paper minions of Bowser shall be reborn as loyal Folded Soldiers--serving me! And I shall fold, crease, and bend the entire paper world to my whim... The birth of a new origami kingdom!
~ King Olly proclaiming his goal to Mario.

King Olly, also known as the Origami King, is the titular main antagonist of Paper Mario: The Origami King. He is the ruler of the Origami Kingdom, the elder brother and arch-nemesis of Olivia, the leader of the Folded Soldiers, and superior of the Legion of Stationery.

Appearance

King Olly is a small pixie-like humanoid with grey arms and feet, black eyes, and blonde hair that covers his left eye. He wears a purple cloak with an orange collar.

Personality

King Olly has the opposite characteristics of the cheerful Olivia, being a cold and stern ruler fully obsessed with causing as much havoc to the paper world. He despises all paper-thin organisms and especially Toads due to a "vandalized" message having been written on his body. Despite seeing origami as superior to flat paper, Olly is willing to dispose of anyone who either fails him or stands in his way, even having trapped Olivia within the wall of his dungeon and later crushing her with a boulder simply because she doesn't harbor the same hate for flat paper. Only after the message is read to him does Olly feel remorseful for his actions, but seems somewhat amused with how his ignorance led him down a villainous path.

Biography

King Olly was created by the Origami Craftsman to fit an origami castle during the Toads' origami festival, granting him life by using the forbidden Fold of Life technique. The Origami Craftsman wrote a message on Olly's body, encouraging him to grow into a great king. However, Olly misinterpreted the message on his body as a careless scribble and developed a hatred for the Toads and all those made of flat paper instead of origami. Sealing the Origami Craftsman within his wall and crafting his younger sister, Olivia, to serve alongside him, Olly raids Princess Peach's Castle, planning to turn it into a replica of his castle.

Under the disguise of a yellow origami Shy Guy, Olly captures Peach's Castle and folds Peach into origami. He then folds Bowser into a weakling and converts the Koopa Troop into his Folded Soldiers, using a Stapler to keep them in place and following his command. He also seals Olivia behind the dungeon wall for not sharing her brother's beliefs on domination. He waits until Mario and Luigi arrive at the castle, intent on keeping Luigi prisoner and converting Mario. After Peach drops Mario into the castle dungeon for refusing to fold himself, he meets Olivia behind the dungeon wall for not sharing her brother's beliefs on domination. After Mario and Olivia escape the dungeon and defeat a group of Origami Goombas, the yellow origami Shy Guy next to the Origami Peach reveals himself as Olly, having conquered the Mushroom Kingdom in order to create a new kingdom of origami, and curses the castle and the nearby settlements with five long streamers. While the castle is carried to the top of a volcano, Mario, Olivia, and Bowser escape but are separated.

Mario later finds Olivia and teams up with her to stop her brother's mad plans. During their quest, Olly sends his Folded Soldiers and Legion of Stationery after them. In Sweetpaper Valley, Olly crushes Olivia under a boulder after a failed attempt to make her rejoin him. To clear the roadblock and save Olivia, Bobby the Bob-omb sacrifices himself.

Once all streamers are lifted, Mario and friends enter the castle to confront Olly in his lair. After killing two of his origami henchmen who cowardly flee, he sends the Stapler after the group, but Mario manages to defeat it. Once Mario, Olivia, and Bowser make their way up to Olly's throne room, he reveals that he stuck Peach's origami body on the wall and created a plentiful of origami cranes, being only one short to perform the Thousand Cranes technique and have a wish granted to erase the existence of all Toads on the planet, causing Bowser to point out how far he is going with his plans. He taunts Mario about how he will turn his corpse into the last origami crane and prepares to kill him and his friends. After a long and tedious battle, Mario and Bowser use the powers Mario obtained from the Vellumentals and a hammer transformation given to Olivia by the Origami Craftsman to defeat Olly in battle.

After the battle, Olivia reads out the Origami Craftman's message to a badly crippled Olly. Realizing it was never a vandalizing scrawl, Olly apologizes to Olivia for going so far in his quest for vengeance, saying that his heart was only fueled by rage. In his dying breath, he asks Olivia to turn his body into the last crane to set everything right. Shortly after, his body unfolds into generic paper. Upon her brother's death, Olivia turns Olly's paper body into a crane, performs the Thousand Cranes technique, and wishes to revert everything her brother caused. With that, all origami is lifted from the Mushroom Kingdom, turning everyone cursed by Olly back to normal, including Peach and her castle, but Olivia herself also perishes. After her death, Mario was sent into a brief depression.

In an ending unlocked after clearing the game 100%, the Origami Craftsman places a miniature version of Olly and Olivia on his origami castle, fulfilling the role their creator intended them for.

In other media

Super Smash Bros.

King Olly appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Ace-level attack-type spirit that grants no effect when used. His spirit battle is against Toon Link favoring air attacks and a giant metal Pac-Man (representing Stapler) on the Ω form of Peach's Castle. Only Toon Link needs to be defeated to win.

Trivia

  • King Olly is the third Paper Mario villain that serves as the final boss instead of Bowser, the first two being the Shadow Queen and Dimentio.
    • However, King Olly has three phases of the battle, unlike the Shadow Queen and Dimentio who have two phases.
  • According to the Origami Craftsman, the 1,000 origami cranes wish is forbidden, which King Olly wanted to accomplish by turning the entire Mushroom Kingdom into origami.
    • However, in Japanese legend, the 1,000 origami cranes grant eternal good luck instead of a wish.
    • Olly is also the 4th Paper Mario villian to be deceased.

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