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Cobold is a former Sysop (4 September, 2007-22 September 2011) and former Bureaucrat (26 January, 2008–1 December, 2008) of the Mario Wiki. Until he was promoted to Patroller (13 June, 2007–4 September, 2007), many ignored and underestimated him, but he is now seen by many as the embodiment of authority in the wiki. After Xzelion retired, Cobold was made the fifth Bureaucrat of the Super Mario Wiki, along with RAP. He seems to be on good terms with Crocodile Dippy.
Cobold found the MarioWiki through a through link from Wikipedia. He had previous experience with MediaWiki and wiki syntax so he quickly created an account (17:22, 22 January 2007). He edited many articles and was soon promoted to patroller by Wayoshi (16:18, 12 June 2007). Four months later, Xzelion promoted him to sysop (11:13, 3 September 2007) and finally (another four months later) he was promoted to bureaucrat by the creator of the MarioWiki himself, Porplemontage (17:12, 25 January 2008) and he retained those powers for a whole year. All good things must come to an end and that was the case with Cobold, at first it was just a loss of the bureaucrat rank (Porplemontage, 22:13, 1 December 2008) but then he lost it all as he sank into the deep pit of inactivity (Stooben Rooben, 20:48, 11 May 2009). Then, one month later, Cobold returned to the MarioWiki and was reinstated as a sysop by KPH2293 (15:48, 2 June 2009).
Many questions entwine the physical appearance of Cobold, and nobody was really able to figure out what he looks like. His incomprehensible form inspired many debates, and speculations were born as a result. Some assumed him to look like some sort of monstrous dragon creature, while others remained more down-to-earth and thought he'd look like some sort of imp, like his namesake would suggest. Eventually, Cobold couldn't take all the talk about his mysterious form anymore, and just when the debates were about to erupt in a bloody war that would have resulted in the deaths of thousands, he exploded and formed a puff of blue smoke (with glasses). The people embraced the blue puff of smoke, rejoicing, for they had finally found something to relate to Cobold's physical appearance.
Although his puff of blue smoke form brings up new questions, of course, like "How do these glasses stay in place?". And so a new war might just break out in the future.
It Began With a Dream
Cobold was a main character in Marioguy1's story It Began With a Dream. In it he was put in command of the MarioWiki user's base after RAP disappeared and he was attacked by Maria Thalia after he went into hiding in his room. 2257 and Stooben Rooben tried to protect him but Maria defeated them both sending 2257 off to another dimension. 2257's defeat sparked something in Cobold so Cobold opened up a portal to Trollsboro and it sucked in him and Maria. There is no known record of him getting back.