"Oh, by Blabberton's beard!"
― Admiral Bobbery

Admiral Bobbery, or just Bobbery, is an elderly Bob-omb in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Mario's sixth partner.



He used to be a proud sailor who loved the sea, but loved his wife Scarlette even more. While he was out at sea, Scarlette became very ill and died shortly after he returned from his voyage. The grief and nightmares caused by her loss made him lose the desire to ever sail again.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, he is needed for navigation to Keelhaul Key, yet he refuses to come. When Mario gets the letter from his late wife Scarlette, when Bobbery reads it he learns that she loves him so much, so after a quick change of mind, he comes with Flavio and the rest of the passengers to Keelhaul Key. When he is "dying", he wants a last Chuckola Cola as his wish. When Mario gives him the beverage, he "dies"; actually, he just fell asleep, so Mario woke him up, then Bobbery decided to join Mario's team, going onward to the fifth Crystal Star in Pirate's Grotto, held by Cortez.

After the events of the game, Bobbery decides to join Cortez' crew and returns to the sailing the seas for the rest of his days.

Super Paper Mario

Although Admiral Bobbery does not physically appear in Super Paper Mario, he does make a cameo in the form of a Catch Card.


  • In the Animal Crossing game Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Gulliver mentioned that he has met Bobbery back in Rogueport at some time.
  • Admiral Bobbery had a very different design in his beta phase.
  • If Bobbery checks if Peach is okay and turns around, it reveals to be an error; the wooden wheel went through Peach's hair.

    Beta Admiral Bobbery

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