The Ancient Minister is the leader of the Subspace Army. He is similar in appearance to the race of Ancients in the Paper Mario series, such as Merlon. He is a limbless, possibly robotic entity who floats as if utilizing anti-gravity. Considering the Ancient Minister's appearance and the big role he serves, he is likely that there is more to him than meets the eye. In Subspace Bomb Factory Part 2 he was attacked and burned. Then a group of Auroros came. He attacked them with lasers showing otheres he was still alive. He then destroyed himself. He turned out to be R.O.B. The Ancient Minister was a fast moving creature; one of the cutscenes shows Mario and Link chasing him. They tried to catch him, however, he was too fast.