Merlee is a recurring character in the Paper Mario series. She, being one of the ancients, has extraordinary magic powers. She has a habit of talking in rhymes.


Paper Mario

Merlee PM.png

In Paper Mario, Mario found her at the back of Dry Dry Outpost. Mario can visit her any time during his adventure, and by paying her so many coins, he can obtain a magical spell. This spell will affect him in several ways during and after the battle.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Merlee PMTTYD.png

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Merlee is found in Rogueport Sewers, found in the back of the first area Mario finds in the sewers. Merlee's abilities are the same as hers in Paper Mario. She, however, performs the technique differently.

Super Paper Mario

In Super Paper Mario, Merlee plays a more major role than she has in previous Paper Mario titles. In this game, she lives in her mansion called Merlee's Mansion where Mario visits during Chapter 2. During this chapter, Mario meets Merlee, where she hid in one of the toilet bowls. However, she eventually runs down to her basement by Mimi who disguises herself as Merlee. Mario eventually defeats Mimi in the bathroom of the mansion and saves Merlee.

After the events of Chapter 2, Merlee moves to Flopside where Mario can use her magical powers in a similar manner to Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.


Physical appearance

Merlee's design in Paper Mario shows her in purple clothing. In Thousand-Year Door, she wore green clothing. In Super Paper Mario, she wears red clothing. The color of her eyes is yellow as seen in Paper Mario and Thousand-Year Door while Merlee wears pink-tinted glasses in Super Paper Mario. Her hair is notably blonde in Paper Mario and strawberry-blonde in Super Paper Mario.


Merlee speaks with a few lines. Each last word of the line rhymes with each other. She speaks sometimes with one line, so she rhymes it after the word, such as "CHOW COW!".