This page is on the separate character from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. For more info of this form, see Mario; for more info on the game, see Paper Mario.

This article is about a separate character from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.You may be looking for his Paper Mario appearance of himself, see Mario.

Paper Mario is a paper form of Mario that came out of a magical book in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. He is the main protagonist of the Paper Mario franchise.


Paper Mario is an independent character from Mario and interacts with him, Luigi, and various other characters from both the real world and the Paper world within the book during the events of the game. Paper Mario himself is depicted as Mario in the Paper Mario series. Paper Mario is flatter than Mario, and has his own world, where everything (except characters) is made of paper and/or cardboard.


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  • Although most people view Mario and Paper Mario as seperate characters, they are very likely one in the same, as Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that there is nothing to say what is and isn't canon in the Mario world[1], and that all Marios are the same[2], hinting the possibility that the magical book Paper Mario came from, might have been based on true adventures the real Mario went on, which would also explain the countless references that connect the two.


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