Francis is an antagonist in Super Paper Mario
, and is the main boss of its third chapter. He is a chameleon who has a strong interest in video-games, anime, comics, and anything a stereotypical nerd would find fascinating. He kidnaps Mario
's partner, Tippi
, deeming her to be a "collector's item". Finding himself lonely after she is rescued by Mario, Francis builds Tiptron
, a robotic copy of Tippi, which he will sell to Mario after the game is beaten for a thousand coins.
Francis has his own website, called digibutter.nerr, which is a forum filled with nerds, geeks, and anyone like Francis himself.