Character history Edit
Mario finds Watt while traveling through Shy Guy's Toy Box. He eventually comes to a dark room inhabited by the Big Lantern Ghost. The battle against the ghost involves attacking the lantern he carries to make the room brighter, and after his defeat Mario can break open the lantern and find Watt inside.
Watt explains to him that the Big Lantern Ghost had kidnapped her and trapped her in the lantern. She tells Mario that she heard some of the Shy Guys talking about him, and she volunteers to join him and his party on his quest. Watt's C down ability allows Mario to hold her like a lantern, illuminating dark places and allowing him to find invisible boxes and items. Watt's main attack also has the ability to automatically override an enemy's defenses, making her a valuable partner in many battles.
In Super Paper Mario, Watt appears as a Catch Card found on the seventieth floor of the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials. The Catch Card mistakenly calls her a "guy," though this can sometimes refer to girls, though it is rare. Watt is also mistakenly referred to as male during her Super Block upgrades.
Watt is known to have a mother, who as of yet is unseen and unnamed. Watt speaks of her occasionally and even receives a Letter from her in Toad Town's Post Office. Like Watt, she is most likely a Li'l Sparky. Not much is known about her. Though she is mentioned several times, no mention of Watt having a father is ever made.
- Watt (along with all of the other partners from Paper Mario) was originally going to appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but was taken out of the finished product for unknown reasons.
- Although Watt's age is unconfirmed, it would appear that she is a young child because of her pacifier. Her Super Paper Mario Catch Card description also implies that she is young.
- Her Japanese name is "Akarin".
- Watt is the only character in Paper Mario that is capable of dealing damage to Bowser after he powers himself up with the Star Rod (during the first round of the final battle). However, she is only able to do one HP worth of damage to him.