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Lord Blumiere (also known as Count Bleck) is an evil count and is initially the primary antagonist of Super Paper Mario. Count Bleck was responsible for bringing forth the Chaos Heart by forcefully marrying Princess Peach to Bowser, so he can use the Heart to open The Void, which would shortly destroy all dimensions. He leads a troop of minions with him, including Nastasia, O'Chunks, Mimi, and Dimentio, the last of whom ultimately betrays Bleck towards the end of the game. In the end, however, he changes his ways after being reunited with his love and redeems himself by destroying the Chaos Heart, thereby helping Mario save all worlds. He is also Bella, Ian and Zoey's adopted Father and a former member of the Dark Tribe. He is 'voiced' by Ed Helms as Lord Blumiere and Vic Mignogna as Count Bleck
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Physical AppearanceEdit

Bleck wears a white top hat and coat, and is usually shrouded in a white cape fading to blue at the bottom. The inside of the cape is dark blue and starry, like the background texture used in the Outer Space portions of Super Paper Mario. When Count Bleck transports everybody away at Bowser's Castle, the same blue pattern used on The Thousand-Year Door pedestal when Mario holds a Crystal Star can be slightly seen inside his cape. He also wears a large red brooch, somewhat reminiscent of Princess Peach's blue jewel, white gloves (amusingly with no visible trace of arms), and is often shown holding a jewel-topped scepter.

His eyes and mouth are both a glowing red color, and he wears a monocle on his left side. Strangely, both of these features become light blue when he is defeated by the Heroes of Light, and remain that way until the Pure Hearts are restored. It is possible that this was his previous appearance, before he transformed from Blumiere into Count Bleck.

PersonalityEdit

Count Bleck is a more unique figure among Mario's rogues gallery, as he is the only villain so far who is motivated entirely by sadness and regret, and not by a lust for power, control, or revenge (eg. Elder Princess Shroob). He is a tragic villain, whose actions are born from the purest of emotions: love. Regardless, Bleck has demonstrated a lust for destruction and disregard for all life, except those close to him. He, at first, seems to be a stereotypical villain with no feelings, but it is soon revealed that Bleck is an emotionally tortured person, who is not as evil as he first appears.

Prior to his meeting with Timpani, Bleck was known to be extremely kind and cherished all life and the universe itself. When he met Timpani, he fell in love, and was shown to be an extremely caring and devoted man to the woman he loves. This came to a tragic end, however, when his father sent Timpani away on an endless walk through other dimensions to die. The loss of Timpani made Bleck vengeful towards the world. Bleck wanted to destroy the universe, because he thought that life was meaningless without Timpani.

This turned Bleck into an evil and sadistic villain, who sought the destruction of all worlds. Bleck showed how evil he had become immediately after his transformation into a villain by wiping out his own dimension. Bleck sought to kill all that is, was, and would be, and had an overwhelming amount of hatred at all worlds, as he saw them as the things that took his love from him. Even though Count Bleck was evil, he was still capable of doing kind acts, such as freeing a bat from a trap, who went on to become Nastasia, his closest minion. Bleck was also shown to be very polite and not openly sadistic, but still harboured much hatred and anger.

Bleck also cared very deeply about his minions (with the possible exception of Dimentio, who had a more sinister agenda of his own). Bleck treated O'Chunks, Mimi, and Nastasia as if they were family and felt very close with all of them. He was very forgiving towards them and never punished them with any type of physical or mental torture or abuse. However, in the event such a thing was needed, the form of punishment was writing papers or singing songs, which Bleck didn't even issue. Nastasia, instead, issued those forms of punishment. The Count was also shown to be very upbeat (despite his tragic origin), and was always smiling (though that was likely only a cover to mask his true feelings). Bleck also seemed to be very likable, as all his henchmen had a strong bond with him with (the only exception, again, being Dimentio).

The story started with Bleck wanting nothing more than the destruction of the entire universe, but gradually showed him to be more humane and remorseful of what he has become. By the end of the story, Bleck was shown to be a very caring and loving person, who only did his evil deeds out of his love for Tippi by avenging her (apparent) death. In the end, it was Timpani who made him realize the error of his ways, and they both saved the universe together. His love for Tippi is what made him evil, but it is also what redeemed him.

Now settled in Toon town after Tippani gave birth to there first child Jack Spicer, Count Bleck showed he is very protective of his family and is willing to do anything to make sure he never looses Tippani or his child ever, that grows more when he adoped Bella and her siblings and dosent regret adopting them. THough he can get scary protective and his voice changes to his 'count bleck' voice when he is threatening anyone who wishes to hurt his family.

He also harbors great guilt for what he has done to the Dark Tribe dimension and regrets the choice he made when he read the dark book of prophecies, despite finding survivors of his family who managed to leave or break away from the Dark Tribe before his descent in madness, he still blames himself.

Powers and Abilities Edit

In addition to being able to use the Dark Prognosticus, Count Bleck has many other magical powers granted by the Chaos Heart that aid him in and out of combat. His most obvious and frequently used power is his ability to freely float without any hindrance to gravity. This power is particularly important due to his lack of visible legs. He also often shows his ability to teleport at will by "flipping", along with the Dark Prognosticus which always teleports at his side. Also, he can use the Chaos Heart's power to shield him from any harm. He also has his own unique sound whenever he flips.

In combat, Count Bleck uses his scepter to conjure globs of dark magic and hurl them at Mario and other foes. These globs are unique amongst projectile attacks in that nothing can block them; not even Peach's parasol or Barry. He can also summon a huge vortex of dark energy that sucks up his enemies, however, this skill is simply dodged by running away from it. Count Bleck can temporarily slow the flow of time as well, throwing his enemies off. As such it is like the Slow status effect. Finally, he can speed himself in a way similar to using a speed flower of red energy and simply ram into his opponent, damaging them, although this can leave him vulnerable to Barry's spiky barrier, which, if activated quickly, will damage him and protect the player. His shadow blast attack will do 3 damage, his Void move will do 8 damage and the player will take 2 damage when walking into the Count. Although he seems uncapable to flip in 3D, his globs are in 3D, and they can damage Mario also if he is in the 3rd dimension.

Count Bleck is also shown to be quite clever and intelligent. He also is very charismatic, as his followers are loyal to the end, and he is capable of easily persuading others to join his cause (and having both of his female minions develop crushes on him, a very slight one in Mimi's case). However, it's much more effective for him to rely on Nastasia's mind controlling powers to gather more minions.

HistoryEdit

Prior to the events of the game, Count Bleck went by the name Blumiere and was a member of the Tribe of Darkness, a group that had broken off from the Ancients after stealing the Dark Prognosticus in an (ultimately misguided) attempt to prevent its powers from being abused. One day, Bleck was found injured at the base of a cliff by a human girl, Timpani, and nursed back to health. Despite his father's warnings to stay away from humans, Blumiere became captured by her kindness toward him, sneaking out of his castle frequently to meet with her, and the pair eventually fell in love.

After learning his father had threatened Timpani and realizing their love could not survive there, Blumiere proposed to her, but before they could be married, his father abducted and banished the bride from their dimension, wiping her memory and cursing her to wander through worlds until the day she died out of fear that her marriage to his son would dilute the blood of the tribe. Upon learning of Timpani's disappearance, Blumiere traveled through dimensions searching for her, unaware that she had been found barely alive by Merlon, a descendant of the Ancients living in Flipside, and turned into a Pixl known as Tippi in order to save her. It is implied by one of Carson's stories that he met Nastasia at some point during his search - after freeing a bat from a trap, he witnessed her transform into a woman and swear allegiance to him out of love.

Blumiere eventually returned home convinced that his love was gone forever. Believing life and existence to be meaningless without her, he stole the Dark Prognosticus against the wishes and pleas of his father, used its prophetic power to destroy his dimension, and decided to do the same to every world. Blumiere took the alias of Count Bleck and, along with his new assistant, moved to a new castle in a world of darkness, eventually being joined by the three beings who would become his major minions - Mimi, a shapeshifter; O'Chunks, a warrior and failed army general; and Dimentio, a mysterious mercenary magician.

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MCF StoriesEdit

He makes his Debut in "MCF: Bellas family secret" where he meets Bella in the park who is sad becuse she misses her real parents and forms a fatherly figure role and takes her to his home to meet his family, and later after beating the Warden (Avatar the last Air Bender) and his assistant, he adopts Bella, Zoey and Ian as his children.

MCF AppearancesEdit

  • MCF: Bella's Family Secret (Debut)

TriviaEdit

  • Count Bleck has a tendency to speak in third-person, sometimes as though he is reading what he's saying in a book. For instance: "WHAT?! ... Spat Count Bleck in utter disbelief.". This happened directly after reading from the book: The Dark Prognusticus. However, after reconciling with Tippi, he speaks in a normal first-person, implying that he was released from the insanity caused by reading the Dark Prognosticus.
  • When Bleck (Blumiere) and Timpani met, it was when Timpani found him, apparently after he fell off a cliff.
  • Count Bleck is originally from the Tribe of Darkness, a tribe that separated from the Tribe of Ancients after stealing the Dark Prognosticus. It is heavily implied that the people of Flopside are the descendants of the Dark Tribe that Bleck was from.
  • Count Bleck is one of the few (if not the only) villains in Mario history that is not driven by greed or jealousy, but rather, lovesickness and emotional struggles.
  • Count Bleck bore several similarities to the Castlevania villain Count Dracula regarding his motives.
  • While he never met the Original MCF in person, he heard stories of there exploits and mysteries when he, Tippani, Jack and the minions moved to Cartoon town.
  • Count Bleck speaks in the third person, but after Super Paper Mario and his marriage to tippani and in some MCF stories, he stops, but the only time he speaks in third person is when he is anxious, depressed or super excited,

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