I am the great Wart! Ha ha ha!
Wart, in Super Mario Advance
King Mamu Wart
マムー Mamū
Wart Artwork - Super Mario Bros 2.png
Wart, as he appears in Super Mario Advance.
GENERAL INFO
GENDER Male
SPECIES Frog
BIRTHPLACE Subcon
ALIGNMENT Evil
PERSONAL INFO
OCCUPATION(S) Leader of the 8 Bits
MISCELLANEOUS INFO
CANON APPEARANCES
Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic
Super Mario Bros. 2
BS Super Mario Bros. 2
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
NON-CANON APPEARANCES
VOICE ACTOR(S)
Charles Martinet (Super Mario Advance) Chafurin (japan)

Wart is the main antagonist of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, its western release Super Mario Bros. 2, and the latter's various remakes or re-releases. Wart is a green frog-like creature who hails from the dream land that is Subcon (or Muu World in Doki Doki Panic), and uses the inhabitants' Dream Machine to create monsters and wreak havoc on the world of dreams. He leads an army of monsters known as the 8 Bits.

History

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic

Wart, much like several other Mario series characters such as Birdo, Shy Guys, and Bob-ombs, first appeared in the non-Mario game Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic. In this game, he was known as Mamu.

In Doki Doki Panic, Mamu seizes control of the Dream Machine that controls the weather and grants the inhabitants of Muu World peaceful dreams. Using the Dream Machine, Wart creates an army of monsters to attack the Muu, though they eventually learn of his weakness, his distaste of vegetables, and use this new knowledge to defeat the frog-like king.

The story of his uprising and defeat is told in a storybook which Rūsa the monkey gives to the two young twins Poki and Piki. During a small fight the two siblings have while reading the book, the twins tear out the last page, and make it so that Wart was never defeated by the Muu inhabitants. Wart then reaches out of the storybook and kidnaps Piki and Piki, whose cries alert the rest of their family - their parents, Mama and Papa, and their older sister and brother, Lina and Imajin - to Wart's presence, and the four of them jump into the storybook and chase after Wart.

Rūsa watches in horror as Mamu emerges from the storybook.

Mamu serves as the final boss of the game. One by one, he engages Papa, Mama, Imajin, and Lina in battle with the Dream Machine. During this fight, he will spit out several bubbles, which can damage the player as well as make vegetables they touch disappear. Conventional attack methods of ineffective against him; in order to defeat him, the player must throw vegetables into his mouth while it's open and spewing bubbles. After eating four vegetables, he is defeated. After his final defeat, the family frees Poki and Piki while Mamu is beaten to a pulp by the people of Muu off-screen.

Super Mario Bros. 2

Because the original sequel to Super Mario Bros., branded as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels was considered too difficult for western audiences, Nintendo rebranded Doki Doki Panic into Super Mario Bros. 2, which was released outside of Japan. The world of Muu was renamed to Subcon, and Mamu gained his current name, Wart. When this game was released in Japan as Super Mario USA, Wart retained the name Mamu, though the name Subcon stayed.

Several plot elements were also changed in the transition. Like the original game, Wart uses Subcon's Dream Machine to spread mayhem and chaos in his conquest. The plot about the storybook and Wart's defeat were taken out, leaving Wart simply undefeated. Instead of fighting him, the inhabitants of Subcon, fittingly named the Subcons, enter Mario's dreams and request his help, as well as telling him his weakness against vegetables. Mario initially dismisses the dream, but he, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad find a door that leads to Subcon the next day, and embark on a journey to stop Wart.

Toad battles Wart.

Wart is still the final boss, though aspects of his fight were changed as well. Instead of being battled by each character individually, he is simply battled once. He is still damaged by vegetables being thrown into his mouth while it's open, though he now must swallow six vegetables instead of four. After his defeat, while the Subcons praise Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad for their victory, he is seen one least time being carried by them off-screen to be beaten up by them. After this, Mario wakes up from his bed, pondering if these events really happened or if they were just a dream. He then decides to simply go back to sleep.

Wart is generally the same in re-releases and remakes of the game, though Super Mario Advance is notable for giving Wart voice acting (albeit two lines), performed by Charles Martinet, the same voice for Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, and several other characters.

BS Super Mario USA

In BS Super Mario USA, the sequel to Super Mario Bros. 2 released exclusively in Japan through the Satellaview peripheral, it is revealed that Wart escaped to another dream after his defeat at the hands of Mario and his friends. After laying low for an undisclosed amount of time, Wart and the 8 Bits return to Subcon where they force Subcon's king into hiding and steals the golden statues of Mario placed around the kingdom after Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach saved Subcon previously. The four of them are called to Subcon once more, this time by the king, and are asked to save them from the frog king again.

Like Mouser and Birdo, Wart will also periodically appear during gameplay to cast a spell on Mario, changing all enemies on screen into Bob-ombs or changing the character the player controls. Upon his defeat, Subcon becomes disconnected from the Mushroom Kingdom and disappears.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Link with Mamu.

Wart, under his Japanese name Mamu, makes an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. In this game, he lives in a pond beneath the Signpost Maze on Koholint Island, which is a dream land like Subcon. He isn't an antagonist in this game, and instead teaches Link a song on the ocarina called the "Frog's Song of Soul" in exchange for 300 Rupees. After this, he is not seen again for the rest of the game.

Wart also reappears in the Nintendo Switch remake of the game, serving the same purpose. This also marks his first appearance outside of cameos and mentions in over two and a half decades.

Appearances

Super Mario Revival

Wart appears in the very first episode of the first season of Super Mario Revival as one of the many villains revived by King Polarite. He is summoned by Emeri to fight Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, and Toad.

Super Mario Spikers

Wart appears in Super Mario Spikers as a playable character, appearing as a Power-type Captain. Instead of wearing blue and gold, he wears red and silver. He also replaces his necklace with chains, which wrap around his body over his shoulders and under his legs. His emblem is a red, four-pointed star similar to the emblem on his usual necklace, and his theme is Highlife.

Mario Kart: Infinity Remix

Wart appears as a playable character in Mario Kart: Infinity Remix. He is a heavyweight character, meaning that it he among the highest speed and weight stats in the game, though his acceleration and handling can dip into the lowest levels. He also has good traction and poor mini-turbo.

Wart is an unlockable character, and is unlocked randomly after winning a gold trophy on any cup on any engine class.

Super Smash Bros. Charged

Wart appears in Super Smash Bros. Charged as a playable character. He ostensibly fits the mold of a heavyweight character, boasting high weight and attack power, but has slow mobility. However, he has an extremely flexible recovery thanks to his jump height and up special, Pidgit's Carpet, and has access to bizarre-acting projectiles that can keep opponents at bay. Further aiding his survivability is a special mechanic based on his boss battle in Super Mario Bros. 2; he will take less knockback from all attacks normally, though he takes extra knockback from attacks that hit him in the mouth when it's open, which happens during some of his moves. This can be seen as an inverse of King K. Rool's belly armor mechanic.

Nintendo & Fantendo Play: Dodgeball!

Wart appears in Nintendo & Fantendo Play: Dodgeball! as part of the Red Faction, the team consisting of Nintendo characters.

Stats
Size
98
Strength
82
Speed
15
Jumping
55
Personality
Indigestion Issues
70
Nightmare
75
Special Move: Dream Machine
Wart places down the Dream Machine, which pumps out common-level dodgeballs and vegetables non-stop for a short amount of time. This adds an excess in dodgeball spawns for a short time and gives Wart's side an advantage over these surplus dodgeballs. Vegetables can be thrown once to deal some minor damage.


Gallery

Navigation Templates
Mario Kart 8 Characters
Mario | Luigi | Peach | Daisy | Wario | Waluigi | Bowser | Donkey Kong | Toad | Yoshi | Baby Mario | Baby Luigi | Rosalina | Bowser Jr. | Diddy Kong | Toadette | Birdo | Maria | Luise | Baby Peach | Baby Daisy | Koopa Troopa | Dry Bones | King Boo | Mii | Mr. Shop | Maliene | Roberto | Veronique | Sonic | Mallow | Geno | Pianta | Hammer Bro. | Boomerang Bro. | Lakitu | Metal Mario | Paratoad | Boom Boom | Pom Pom | Mr. L | Mr. Γ | Queen Bee | Waria | Walice | Paratroopa | Dry Bowser | Funky Kong | Dixie Kong | Petey Piranha | Pauline | Mini Mario toy | Baby Wario | Baby Waluigi | Baby Rosalina | Baby Maria | Baby Luise | Baby Waria | Baby Walice | Prince Boo | Baby Petey Piranha | Yoshina | Dry Bowser Jr. | Wart | Morton Koopa Sr.
Jake's Super Smash Bros. logo sideways.png
Playable Characters
Adeleine AiAi Aisya Akiho Alexandra Alolan Grimer Alph Amy Apollo Arle Ashley Baby Bowser Baby Mario Bad Box Art Mega Man Bald Bull Banjo Birdo Blue Bowser Bowser Bowser Jr. Callie Captain Falcon Captain Syrup Captain Toad Chibi-Robo Cofagrigus Comal Coo Crazy Dave Daisy Dark Pit Dark Samus Dawn Deoxys Diddy Kong Dixie Kong DJ Candy Doc Louis Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Jr. Dr. Luigi Dr. Mario Dry Bowser Duck Hunt Eiscue Elma Emily Falco Fay Fighter Foreman Spike Fox Funky Kong Ganon Ganondorf Garbodor Gex Goku Gooey Gruntilda Hades Hilda Hongo Icarus Ice Climbers Ike Incineroar Jigglypuff Jack Frost Jody Joker Kapp'n Kat Kid Kazooie Kine King Boo King Dedede King K. Rool Kirby Koopa Troopa Kritter Kunoichi Lady Sia Lana Laylee Lickitung Lin Link Litten Little Mac Lu Bu Lucina Ludger Luigi Luigi Mario Magearna Maki Mareanie Maria Marie Marin Mario Mario Mario Marx Mawile MC Ballyhoo Medusa Mega Man Meloetta Meta Knight Metal Sonic Midbus Midna Mike Mimi Mio Monokuma Moon Morpho Knight Mr. Game & Watch Mumbo Nester Nikolai Noble Six Olimar Oliver Omega Metroid PAC-MAN Palutena Paper Mario Peach Penguin Phoenix Pico Pikachu Piplup Pipsy Pit Plum Pom Pom Professor Chops Purah Purple Wind Pythagoras Rabbid Mario Ragna Rash Raven Ravio Ray Mk II Reporter Richtofen Rick R.O.B. Robirdo Rosa Roserade Rover Rowlet Rudy Ryu Sakura Samus Shantae Shokora Shadow Mario Sirfetch'd Skull Kid Snivy Sonic Sora Spring Man Steve Sukapon Sylux Takamaru Tepig Tethu Tetra Thanatos Tiki Timber Tiny Kong Toadette Tom Nook Toon Link Torizo Tropius Tsubasa Twili Midna Ukiki Urban Champion Viridi Wanda Wario JSSB Character icon - Wart.png Wiggler Wii Fit Trainer Yarn Yoshi Yooka Yoshi Young Link Yuanji Yukimura Yuri Zelda Zero Suit Samus Zoroark Mii Mii
Alternate Characters
Alex Baby Luigi Corporal Paraplonk Dry Bones Iggy Koopa King Koopa Kurokuma Kylie Koopa Larry Koopa Lemmy Koopa Ludwig von Koopa Morton Koopa Jr. MeeMee Miranda Miu Monodam Monokid Monophanie Monosuke Monotaro Ms. PAC-MAN Rabbid Peach Rick Wheeler Roy Koopa Shirokuma Toad Wendy O. Koopa Wii Fit Trainer (male)
Assist Characters
Abra Agitha Aparoid Appletun Arcade Bunny Attacky Sack Avalugg Barbara Bastiodon Bewear Big Blacephalon Bleak Boldore Bomberman Bonkers Bonsly Bowser Buizel Burrowing Snagret Cang Captain Rainbow Carnivine Celica Chain Chomp Chandelure Charizard Chirp Chunky Kong Chun-Li Cinderace Congazuma Conkeldurr Crabominable Creeper Cryogonal Cupid Cyndaquil Darkrai Daruk D.D. Dead Hand Decidueye Delibird Ditto Doom Slayer Devil Dillon Dragapult Dr. Kawashima Druddigon Dr. Wright Dunsparce Eggplant Wizard Electrode Dragonblood Prince Alolan Exeggutor Expresso the Ostrich Fauster Flapple Flurrie Franziska F-Type Gardevoir Ghirahim Gligar Goldeen GonGon Greedent Greninja Grovyle Gulpin Hammer-Bot Harry Hero's Shade Hitmonchan Hum Gree Ice Hockey Player Illumise Isaac Isa Jo Jill Jin Kamek Kasumi King Daphnes Kiryu Knuckle Joe Komaru Kosha Krystal Kyogre Lakitu Leaf Linkle Lord Fredrik Lucario Lucas Lunala Lurantis Mad Jack Magikarp Magnemite Magnus Mama Alolan Marowak Melmetal Metroid Mew Mewtwo Milla Mimikyu Mipha Misdreavus Moblin Mona Termina Moon Mother Brain Mr. Mime Mr. Patch Musashi Musharna Naotora Nickit Nightmare Nihilego N.M.E. Sales Guy Noibat Octorok Off the Hook Palkia Panzersoldat Pauline Phosphora Pichu Posse Pincurchin Pirabbid Plant Prank Primarina Prince Peasley Probopass Puyo Pyukumuku Qbby Qwilfish Alolan Raichu Ray Mk III Mega Rayquaza Red Resetti Revali Rhyperior Rockhopper Roland Salazzle Alolan Sandslash Satebô Seedot Serika Seviper Sherm Shinobu Sigilyph Smick Snip and Clip Spinarak Spinda Stakataka Stonjourner Galarian Stunfisk Stunky Tangela Taranza T.E.D.D. The Prince Tingle Tornadus Totodile Toucannon Toxtricity Twin Wardens Urbosa Vanillish Volleyball Player Waddle Dee Wesker Whacka Wobbuffet Xerneas Zacian Zamazenta Zero Zigzagoon Zip
Obstacles
Stage Hazards Enemies Bosses
5-Volt · Arwing · Bandit · Bulblin · BowWow · Cheep Cheep · Chum · Death Egg Robot · Elgyem · Elline · FG II-Graham · Fish · Jamano · Joulion · King Bulblin · Marshal · Mr. Saw · Mr. See · Ruined Dragon · Slowpoke · Squirt · Treat Spider · Ultimate Chimera · Waddle Dee · Zero Adamant Suid · Ant Trooper · Arachnus · Bad Guy · Baron Brrr · Bob-omb · Bokoblin · Bullet Bill · Boom Boom · Capsule Machine · Chippy · Chompasaurus · Chuchu · Clown Acrobot · Clubberskull · Conga · Dodrio · Draglet · Driblee · Eggrobo · Exisal · Feline Clapper · Fire Demon · Flighty Joustmite · Fronk · Gabon · Gastly · Glalie · Goomba · Grizzo · Guardian Stalker · Hammer-Bot · Hayreddin, the Territorial · Hefty Goonie · Jammerjab · Kobber · Lakitu · Lantern Ghost · Lynel · Magnemite · Magon · Medusal Slurker · Merenguy · Metroid · Mimicutie · Mingy Jongo · Miniblin · Monoeye · Mr. Chicken · Negative Man · Orne · Peek-a-Boom · Petilil · Porygon2 · Ptooie · Puffy Blowhog · Punch · Raven · Regigigas · Ringle · Schnautzel · Shotzo · Skuttler · Spiny · TAC · Tengu · Tiki Goon · Tinkerbat · Twilit Messenger · Ty-foo · Virus · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo · Yariko Crazy Hand · Dark Emperor · Giga Mermaid · Master Hand · Metal Face · Orchid Palms · Petey Piranha · Rathalos · Ridley · Ultra Necrozma
Other Characters
Amul · Ann Takamaki · Argorok · Arsene · Axe Knight · Big Urchin · Blizzy · Black Kyurem · Blazing Bat · Blue Pikmin · Bob-omb · Boo · Boolossus · Boom Stomper · BowWow · Bravoman · Budew · Bumper the Badger · Bumpety Bomb · Burnya · Buruccho · Buzz-Buzz · Caeda · Carbuncle · Caterpie · Chao · Cutiefly · Dingpot · Dipple Drop · Don-chan · Dragoneel · Drippy · Drumstick the Rooster · Dusty · Elle Mel Marta · Ellie the Elephant · Enguarde the Swordfish · Expresso the Ostrich · Fierce Deity · F.L.U.D.D. · Fomantis · Fryguy · Genie · Gil · Gohma · Goomba · Gordo · Greenie · Grrrol · Happy Mask Salesman · Hoofer · Hoppip · Item Shopkeeper · Javelin Knight · Jenya · Judge · Junior Clown Car · Kab-omb · Kamek · Karate Joe · King · King Dodongo · Kissy · K.K. Slider · Klaptrap · Koopa Paratroopa · Krunch · Litwick · Lloyd · Mace Knight · Majora · Manhandla · Mappy · Masked Dedede · Maya Fey · Mechakoopa · Mecha Kuri · Megaleg · Mii · Missile · Morgana · Mr. Stevenson · Needlenose · Neo Metal Sonic · Ninji · Nitpicker · Nudger · Parry the Parallel Bird · Peashooter · Perry · Piddles · Pidgit · Pirate Goom · Poochy · Pooka · President Koopa · Professor E. Gadd · Proto Piranha · Black Puffle · Purple Pikmin · Rabbid Luigi · Rabbid Yoshi · Rambi the Rhino · Ram Bunkshus · Rattly the Rattlesnake · Red · Red Baron · Red Pikmin · Reshiram · Ribbon · Rock Pikmin · Runner · Ryuji Sakamoto · Sandy · Smasher · Rusty Slugger · Servbot · Sima Zhao · Snapjaw · Squawks the Parrot · Squitter the Spider · Super Sonic · Swanna · Tarosuke · Tatsu · Telly Vision · Thwomp · Timmy Nook · Tiptup · Toadsworth · Tommy Nook · Trident Knight · Tron Bonne · Trucy Wright · Tsukimaru · T.T. · Valkyrie · Virus · Waddle Dee · Wario-Man · White Pikmin · Wind Fish · Winged Pikmin · Winky the Frog · Wonder Momo · Xii · Yarr · Yellow Pikmin · Ziggy
Collectibles
Trophies Stickers
JSSB Mario series white ver.png
Boolossus · Boo Mario · Bowser · Blue Bowser · Bowser Jr. · Megaleg · Larry Koopa · Morton Koopa Jr. · Wendy O. Koopa · Iggy Koopa · Captain Toad · Cat Peach · Chain Chomp · Cloud Mario · Fire Mario · F.L.U.D.D. · Koopa Clown Car · Mega Mushroom · Mario · Penguin Mario · Peach · Propeller Mario · Rock Mario · Toad · Toadette · Waluigi Birdo · Boo Buddies · Blooper · E. Gadd · Fuzzy · Metal Form · Whomp
JSSB Donkey Kong series white ver.png
Candy Kong · Lord Fredrik
JSSB Wario series white ver.png
9-Volt · Fauster
JSSB Legend of Zelda series white ver.png
Ball and Chain · Deku Leaf · Majora's Mask · Mipha
JSSB Pokemon series white ver.png
Abra · Drifloon · Spinarak
JSSB Animal Crossing series white ver.png
Katrina · Mr. Resetti
JSSB Metroid series white ver.png
Adam Malkovich · Arachnus
JSSB Kirby series white ver.png
Nightmare · Noddy · Prank
JSSB Rhythm Heaven series white ver.png
Mr. Chicken
JSSB Kid Icarus series white ver.png
Back Shield · Centurion · Eggplant Wizard
JSSB Punch Out series white ver.png
Disco Kid · Doc Louis · Donkey Kong · Giga Mac · Glass Joe · King Hippo · Little Mac · Von Kaiser
JSSB F-Zero series white ver.png
Blue Falcon · Captain Falcon · Pico · Rick Wheeler · Wild Goose
JSSB Pikmin series white ver.png
Louie
JSSB Xenoblade series white ver.png
L'cirufe
JSSB EarthBound series white ver.png
Franklin Badge · Negative Man
JSSB Ace Attorney series white ver.png
Apollo Justice · Franziska von Karma · Miles Edgeworth · Larry Butz · Judge · Phoenix Wright
JSSB Sushi Striker series white ver.png
General Kodiak
JSSB Other series white ver.png
Dr. Wright · Hammer Slam Bowser Devil · Dr. Wright · F-Type · Rusty Slugger · Zethia
Wiki Pages
Main Page · Arcade Mode · IRUO. Connection · Music · Palutena's Guidance · Playable Characters · Resources · Stages · Stickers · Story Mode · Trophies
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.