Ackpows are sphinx-hat wearing servants working for Mimi in Super Paper Mario. They 're featured in Chapter 2-3 inside Merlee's Mansion. Their role is to make sure all of the other servants are working and pay them Rubees after they are done. Also, if Peach glides to the door above the level start, she can find a Question Block containing a Mushroom. Every time Mario or Peach jump under the Question Block, they have to pay 10 Rubees to the Ackpow watching it. According to Tippi, they act like they are all important, but in reality they are in debt to Mimi just like every other servant. This is very similar to the system of work the Egyptians used