Punchinello is a somewhat minor villain who appears in the game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. He's an explosives expert who likes to use Bob-ombs in battle. However, it should also be noted that Punchinello is absolutely insane and has a bit of a temper, a character flaw that eventually brings about his destruction. As far as any rational being is concerned, his physical appearance resembles absolutely nothing this side of death itself (besides, possibly an eggplant). Apparently, Punchinello lives as an outcast in the Moleville Mines, being ostracized from society because of his bad disposition. When one of the seven Star Pieces crashed into the mine, he claimed the rare artifact for himself. Strangely enough, Punchinello also wants to be famous one day (perhaps a result from his status as an outcast). Of course, when Mario and his allies arrive in Punchinello's lair looking for the Star Piece, the master of explosives sees an excellent opportunity. If he can defeat Mario (where so many others have failed), Punchinello realizes he will become famous all over the world.