Fire Bro. is an enemy in the Mario series. They are a subspecies of Hammer Bros. that shoot fireballs out of their mouth or hands, much like Mario or Luigi do when they collect a Fire Flower. Their first game appearance is in Super Mario Bros. 3, where they appear only a couple times. Their next game was Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door as a character named Flare, appears in it as a fighter in the Glitz Pit. After that, they appeared as a playable character in Mario Superstar Baseball. A few Fire Bros. made an appearance in Super Paper Mario guarding Castle Bleck or sometimes found in the Flipside or Flopside Pit of 100 Trails. They were also in New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS.