Cackletta's artwork from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
|Series||Mario & Luigi series|
|First game||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga|
Cackletta is a witch who appeared in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for the Game Boy Advance. She comes from the Beanbean Kingdom and has an assistant, Fawful. She stole Princess Peach's voice and plan to take over the Beanbean Kingdom.
In the game, she stole Princess Peach's voice by using some sort of gas to take it. The reason she stole it is because the Beanstar, an object that can grant wishes, was cast in a deep sleep, and can only be awakened by the most beautiful voice, which only Peach possesses. After Cackletta stole the Princess' Voice, she went to Woohoo Hooniversity, where she planned to awake the Beanstar. However, when Cackletta used Peach Bots with Peach's voice to wake the Beanstar, it instead went berserk and fell into the basement (and eventually broke into four pieces when the Mario Bros., Popple, and Rookie, aka Bowser, were holding onto it as it rose into the sky). Cackletta then battled the Mario Bros., and lost. Fawful then absorbs Cackletta's remaining energy with his helmet in order to save her, and proceeds to attack the Mario Bros., only to be thwarted by Prince Peasley, the prince of the Beanbean Kingdom.
It turned out that Prince Peasley predicted her plot, and so he traveled to the Mushroom Kingdom to warn Peach of Cackletta's plan. So instead of getting Peach's voice, she got Birdo's voice instead, as Birdo posed as Peach during the attack. Meanwhile, somewhere in Stardust Fields, Fawful and Cackletta find Bowser unconscious, and Cackletta possessed him, becoming Bowletta. While Luigi was at Guffawha Ruins to get Crabbie Grass to cure Mario's Bean Fever, Bowletta went to Little Fungitown, a Mushroom Kingdom immigrant town where Peach and the Mario are, to kidnap Peach. It is here that Bowletta reveals itself, and when Mario and Luigi return to Beanbean Castle, Bowletta gives them a message, stating that if they want to see Peach again, they must retrieve the Beanstar's pieces and reassemble it. After collecting the Beanstar's pieces and restoring it, Bowletta sends another message, telling them that the exchange point will be at Joke's End. Prince Peasley gave the Mario Bros. a fake Beanstar for the exchange so Bowletta won't get the real Beanstar.
Unfortunately, when Luigi was about to make the exchange, Fawful saw through the disguise and took the real Beanstar without handing Peach back. Mario comes up with a plan however, and he eventually confronts Bowletta with another Princess Peach! Bowletta, thinking she was deceived again, drops the Peach she had and captures the other Peach. At the Koopa Cruiser, Bowletta asks Peach why she keeps covering her mouth. Peach doesn't comply, so Bowletta scares Peach, revealing that this Peach had a mustache. It is soon revealed that the Peach Bowletta kidnapped was actually Luigi in disgiuse. As Luigi escapes, he takes the Beanstar with him, leaving Bowletta tricked once again. Instead of pursuing him however, she instead goes to the Mushroom Kingdom and rounds up Bowser's army, including the Koopalings.
She then launches a full scale assault against Beanbean Castle from Bowser's Castle. The Mario Bros. (with help from Blablanadon, a pterosaur-like creature) board Bowser's Castle, and after defeating each Koopaling one by one, enter Bowletta's room. After giving a little speech to the bros., they battle. For a moment, it seemed like she was defeated, until a Bob-omb approaches the bros. and explodes, K.O.ing them. She then taunts them, and sucks them into her stomach. Inside Bowletta's stomach, the Mario Bros., barely conscious, battle Cackletta's spirit, and defeat her once and for all. This causes Bowletta to spit the bros. out, and Cackletta's spirit is soon seen disappearing from existence, returning Bowser to normal.
|Major villains||Donkey Kong | Bowser | Foreman Spike | Wart | Ludwig von Koopa | Lemmy Koopa | Roy Koopa | Iggy Koopa | Wendy O. Koopa | Morton Koopa Jr. | Larry Koopa | Tatanga | Virus | Wario | Kamek | Baby Bowser | Smithy | Big Bob-omb | Waluigi | King Boo | Shadow Mario | Petey Piranha | Bowser Jr. | Cackletta | Fawful | Sir Grodus | Lord Crump | Shadow Queen | Princess Shroob | Count Bleck | Dimentio | Pom Pom | Boom Boom|
|Minor villains||Blooper | Bob-omb | Boo | Bullet Bill | Buzzy Beetle | Chain Chomp | Cheep Cheep | Dry Bones | Goomba | Hammer Bros. | Koopa Paratroopa | Koopa Troopa | Lakitu | Magikoopa | Monty Mole | Ninji | Piranha Plant | Pokey | Shroob | Shy Guy | Snifit | Spiny | Thwomp | Whomp | Wiggler|