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You'd think I'd be used to facing art and office supplies by now...but this one is SUPER scary! The barking! The biting! Those sharp, sharp staples! Hey, wait! Those staples must be why all of our folded friends can't unfold themselves... This thing must've bit them! It locked them into angry origami forms! BAD dog!
~ Olivia theorizes that the Stapler might be why the Folded Soldiers cannot revert to their former selves.
The Stapler, also called The Fanged Fastener, is a major antagonist and the penultimate boss in Paper Mario: The Origami King. It is a member of King Olly's Legion of Stationery and the sixth and final member to battle Mario. It is a sentient black stapler that guards the Origami Castle as Olly's last line of defense, similarly to a guard dog.
The Stapler has a black metallic body with staples in its mouth, allowing it to bind its victims with its "bite".
The Stapler was once a regular stapler used by the Origami Craftman to make his origami. It and the rest of the Legion of Stationary were granted life by King Olly to serve as his minions.
The Stapler is only briefly seen before its boss fight where it can be seen at the very beginning of the game turning the Koopa Troop into Folded Soldiers in the basement of Peach's Castle, stapling them so they could not unfold themselves back to normal. The Stapler also stapled Bowser into his weakling folded form with its bite.
Near the end of the game when Mario and his friends raid the Origami Castle in their quest to confront and stop Olly, he calls upon the Stapler to deal with them in the room before his throne. The Stapler attacks Mario using its staples, biting him twice to the ground. If not blocked, Mario is pinned down for an extra turn. Stapler can also charge an attack that makes it rapidly bite Mario, or shoot all of its remaining staples at him if further away, although it leaves it vulnerable for an extra turn as the monster needs to refill its staples. The Stapler starts out with regular gray staples, making it deal mediocre damage, before shifting to red and later gold as it loses a third of its health, each dealing more damage than before.
Once he weakens the Stapler enough, Mario can perform the 1,000 Fold-Arms technique to destroy the Stapler by splitting its mouth wide enough to break. Upon Stapler's death, the staple restricting Bowser is destroyed, allowing him to unfold back to his normal form.
After Olivia's wish reverts her brother's actions, Stapler turns back into a regular stapler.
Stapler in the shadows about to staple an unfortunate Koopa Troopa, with Bowser forced to watch.