Mario franchise strategy guide/Enemies/Blooper

Blooper (ゲッソー, Gessō) is a fictional squid that appears as an enemy character in the Super Mario series of video games by Nintendo.

Blooper as he appears in New Super Mario Bros.

Outline edit

Blooper first appeared in Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System as a white squid with a black patch surrounding its eyes. It slowly pursued Mario through the underwater stages by bobbing up and down. Since their first appearance, they have become a staple Mario enemy, and have developed in both appearance and abilities. For example, in the Gamecube video game Super Mario Sunshine, Bloopers can travel on dry land and shoot balls of ink, and their appearance is closer to real squid.

In the instruction manuals for Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, and the in-game text from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Blooper is referred to as Bloober.

In Mario Kart DS for the Nintendo DS, Blooper can be collected and used as an item. Using the Blooper covers an opponents' screen with black ink, obscuring their visibility of the track.

In Mario Party 8, Blooper is a playable character for the first time. Before this, he made cameo appearances in the game.

Bloopers appeared in a cameo role as an underwater enemy in Dungeon 5 of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on the Game Boy.

Variants edit

Flying Blooper (空中ゲッソー, Sky Gessō)
Appears in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2). It acts the same as a regular Blooper, only it swims through the air in over-ground stages.
Blooper Nanny (子連れゲッソー, Kotsure Gessō)
Appears in Super Mario Bros. 3. Blooper Nanny is followed by up to four tiny Bloopers. Periodically, the Blooper Nanny will flash and the children will scatter, causing damage to Mario.
King Calamari (たこつぼゲッソー, Takotsubo Gessō)
Appears as a boss character in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
Electro Blooper (ビリビリゲッソー, Biribiri Gessō)
Appears as a boss character in Paper Mario. Electro Blooper can electrify its body and drop down onto Mario in order to attack.
Super Blooper (ビッグゲッソー, Big Gessō)
Appears as a boss character in Paper Mario. Super Blooper is a massive Blooper with powerful attacks.
Blooper Baby (チビゲッソー, Chibi Gessō)
Appears in Paper Mario. Super Blooper can create two Blooper Babies that drain Mario's energy.
Mecha-Blooper (メカゲッソー, Mecha Gessō)
Appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. A robotic Blooper that shoots torpedoes.
Gooper Blooper (ボスゲッソー, Boss Gessō)
First appeared as a boss character in Super Mario Sunshine, and again in Super Princess Peach. Gooper Blooper is a giant variation of the Blooper. It has four large tentacles on the front and four small tentacles on the side. Its skin is colored white with blue spots. At the end of the tentacles are blue-colored suction cups. Its tube-like snout begins with a cork stuck inside, which, when removed, allows Gooper Blooper to spit ink.
Gooper Blooper also appears as an obstacle in Mario Power Tennis and Mario Hoops 3-on-3.
Glad Blooper
Appears in Super Princess Peach. It swims in a somewhat crazed manner.
Big Blooper (ダイオーゲッソー, Daioo Gessō)
Appears as a boss character in Super Paper Mario.

Appearances edit

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Recurring Mario enemies
Major villains
Bowser | Bowser Jr. | Cackletta | Donkey Kong | Fawful | Kamek | Kammy Koopa | King Boo | Koopalings | Shroob | Smithy Gang | Tatanga | Wario | Wart
Minor villains
Birdo | Chief Chilly | Donkey Kong Jr. | Eyerok | Fryguy | Goomboss | Gooper Blooper | Mouser | Petey Piranha | Raphael Raven | Tryclyde | Valentina | Waluigi
Albatoss | Big Bertha | Blooper | Bob-omb | Boo | Bullet Bill | Buzzy Beetle | Cataquack | Cheep-Cheep | Chomp | Dry Bones | Fly Guy | Goomba | Hammer Bro | Koopa Troopa | Lakitu | Magikoopa | Monty Mole | Piranha Plant | Pokey | Shy Guy | Snapjaw | Snifit | Thwomp | Ukiki | Whomp | Wiggler