The Elder is an elderly Toad with dark green spots on his head.
The Elder is the elder of Seaside Town with many looking up to him. During the events of the game, the Elder and the other citizens of Seaside Town were taken hostage by Yaridovich, a member of the Smithy Gang. After Mario defeats Jonathan Jones and gets a Star Piece, Yaridovich reveals himself to Mario and demands the Star Piece or he will hurt the hostages. After Yaridovich is defeated, the Elder and the other Seaside Town citizens are freed and the Elder offers his thanks to Mario.