|“||These macho papery things must be the source of the holes we've been seeing everywhere. Ugh!||„|
|~ Olivia on the Paper Macho Soldiers.|
Paper Macho Soldiers are enemies in Paper Mario: The Origami King. They are gigantic versions of the Folded Soldiers, except they are fought in the overworld and made of paper mâché with metal skeleton frames instead of origami.
Paper Macho Soldiers are creations of King Olly. They are the ones responsible for the Not-Bottomless Holes covering the Mushroom Kingdom, having eaten chunks of the paper world. Mario can repair the holes by covering them with confetti. Multiple different types can be found around the Mushroom Kingdom, all having vandalized numerous locations.
Unlike Folded Soldiers, Paper Macho Soldiers are fought in the overworld. In battle, they attack by rushing at Mario. To defeat them, Mario must hammer a weak spot marked with a King Olly seal. Once all seals are gone, a white surrender flag displays from them, and their bodies are now exposed. Hitting them a few more times destroys them and they burst into confetti.
In the Great Sea, one of the eleven accessible islands is the Scuffle Island, found in C7. On it, Mario must defeat seven Paper Macho Soldiers in order to win coins. Defeating all seven enemies awards Mario with the Ring Champion trophy. In order, the seven enemies fought are: "Stomping Sentry" Paper Macho Goomba, "Poker-Faced Punisher" Paper Macho Shy Guy, "Swift-Shelled Soldier" Paper Macho Koopa Troopa, "Ghostly Goliath" Paper Macho Boo, "Feathered Fury" Paper Macho Paratroopa, "Rocky Rogue" Paper Macho Stone Spike, and "Dark Destroyer" Paper Macho Buzzy Beetle.
After Olivia wishes to undo all of her brother's actions, the Paper Macho Soldiers disappear.
Powers and Abilities
Aside from regular abilities, Paper Macho Boos can disappear. Paper Macho Paratroopas and Paper Macho Koopa Troopas can spin in their shells. Paper Macho Stone Spikes can spit out large rocks. The Paper Mistake Buzzy Beetle can use magic as long as Kamek is stuck to it. Paper Macho Gooper Blooper can make waves and squirt ink. Mega Paper Macho Pokey can roll and swim through sand.