History Characters / SuperMarioRPG

11th Feb '17 5:58:33 AM arrgh
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** FridgeBrilliance kicks in once you realize that he's a forgemaster, and every part of the gang besides him is something he made - meaning literally 100% of his minions and assets are replaceable as far as he's concerned.
3rd Feb '17 12:26:27 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: Though it's questionable just how useful they are, the rather unorthodox items sold in the shops under Yaridovich's watch cannot be bought anywhere else.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: Though it's questionable just how useful they are, the rather unorthodox items sold in the shops under Yaridovich's watch cannot be bought anywhere else.
10th Jan '17 7:49:51 AM arrgh
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* AntiVillain: He really isn't that bad of a guy. While he's quite selfish, he never means to kill Mario and co., on scare them off. He also wants Toadstool to be happy about their marriage, doing everything he can (In his own... [[AchievementsInIgnorance special way]]) to make Toadstool happy. He doesn't even want to marry Toadstool for sexual reasons- he just likes the idea of a big celebration.

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* AntiVillain: He really isn't that bad of a guy. While he's quite selfish, he never means to kill Mario and co., on only to scare them off.off - and he drops that pretty readily after a few scenes. He also wants Toadstool to be happy about their marriage, doing everything he can (In his own... [[AchievementsInIgnorance special way]]) to make Toadstool happy. He doesn't even want to marry Toadstool for sexual reasons- he just likes the idea of a big celebration.



* CompositeCharacter: Looks like Wario, loves bombs like Wario, is a demented weirdo like [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Wario was in his original appearances]]; has horns, has an entire race (the snifits, as opposed to the koopas) who are preposterously loyal to him, holds Toadstool prisoner in a fortress and later tries to marry her against her will, all like Bowser.



* {{Expy}}: Of Wario, possibly. He looks very similar to him, anyway.

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* {{Expy}}: Of Wario, possibly. He looks very similar to him, anyway. This might even be lampshaded - one room in his tower has a bunch of portraits of his ancestors, one of whom is a dead ringer for Wario (though he's not identified with that name).
10th Jan '17 7:38:14 AM arrgh
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* CrutchCharacter: He's useful early on since he has the only magic attack that hits all enemies and also has a healing spell. Later on, his usefulness takes a hit due to Geno's more powerful offensive magic and Toadstool's wider (and more effective) variety of healing spells, on top of the two of them both hitting harder physically than Mallow can. However, he retains some usefulness due to the elemental properties of his magic; see ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman below.

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* CrutchCharacter: He's useful early on since he has the only magic attack that hits all enemies and also has a healing spell. Later on, his usefulness takes a hit due to Geno's more powerful offensive magic offense overall, and Toadstool's wider (and more effective) variety of healing spells, on top of the two of them both her hitting harder physically than Mallow can. However, he retains some usefulness due to the elemental properties of his magic; see ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman below. He also has more powerful magic than any other party member, until Geno unlocks his final spell, but this rarely amounts to anything, as few enemies resist physical attacks, and the ones who do tend to have low enough HP for Mario to defeat them with his fireballs, meaning Mallow's best talent is never really needed.



* MasterOfNone: Mallow's magic is useful, but he's outclassed in at least one category by every other party member that follows. He's only really useful if you need some kind of elemental attack, specifically ice or lightning.

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* MasterOfNone: Mallow's magic is useful, but he's outclassed in at least one category by every other party member that follows. He's only really useful if you need some kind of elemental attack, specifically ice or lightning.for clearing out groups of enemies for low FP.


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* SkillGateCharacter: His ultimate move, Star Rain, is weaker than Geno's, Geno Flash, which seems odd, as Mallow is otherwise, statistically, your best magical attacker, which his other spells being stronger than Geno's spells of equivalent level. This '''would''' cause him to become useless once you hit high enough levels to spam ultimate spells over and over again...except Star Rain can hit the enemy over and over for a single casting if you have frame-perfect timing on the action command. Mario's Ultra Jump does the same thing, but doesn't spreads the hits among individual enemies, while every one of Star Rain's hits affects every enemy. Theoretically, with enough dexterity, this move alone would make Mallow all you need for '''any''' fight in the game.
20th Dec '16 12:33:06 PM MegaMarioMan
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* BoringButPractical: Thunderbolt is the only HerdHittingAttack you have access to until taround Land's End when other people begin to learn them, and with a [[ActionCommand Timed Hit]] and good training to Mallow's magic it's pretty effective. The only other attack up to then that can hit all enemies is Bowser's Terrorize, but his magic attacks are nowhere near as strong as Mallow's.

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* BoringButPractical: Thunderbolt is the only HerdHittingAttack you have access to until taround around Land's End when other people begin to learn them, and with a [[ActionCommand Timed Hit]] and good training to Mallow's magic it's pretty effective. The only other attack up to then that can hit all enemies is Bowser's Terrorize, but his magic attacks are nowhere near as strong as Mallow's.



* InterspeciesAdoption: Mallow was adopted by Frogfucius, and grew up believing he was a "frog that can't jump". However, he was HappilyAdopted too: until he found out the truth and was sent with Mario to learn his true origins and help him on his quest, it's implied he had a perfectly happy life in Tadpole Pond, and for sure he and Frogfucious were as close as any blood relatives. Even after finding out who his real parents are, he still refers to Frogfucious as "Grandpa".

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* InterspeciesAdoption: Mallow was adopted by Frogfucius, and grew up believing he was a "frog that can't jump". However, he was HappilyAdopted too: until he found out the truth and was sent with Mario to learn his true origins and help him on his quest, it's implied he had a perfectly happy life in Tadpole Pond, and for sure he and Frogfucious Frogfucius were as close as any blood relatives. Even after finding out who his real parents are, he still refers to Frogfucious Frogfucius as "Grandpa".



* MosesInTheBulrushes: How Frogfucious adopted him. The old frog found a basket with a baby Mallow going down the river.

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* MosesInTheBulrushes: How Frogfucious Frogfucius adopted him. The old frog found a basket with a baby Mallow going down the river.



* ObliviousAdoption: He doesn't realize he's not a frog. No one else in his hometown seemed to notice either, since even the tadpoles rush to hear when Frogfucious reveals the truth.

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* ObliviousAdoption: He doesn't realize he's not a frog. No one else in his hometown seemed to notice either, since even the tadpoles rush to hear when Frogfucious Frogfucius reveals the truth.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Frying Pan, tied with the Lazy Shell for the most powerful weapon in the game, is found in a secret method.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Frying Pan, tied with the Lazy Shell for the most powerful weapon in the game, is found in through a secret method.



* BarefistedMonk: He wields no weapons, being a martial artist. He beats your party members up with his bare hands, and they ''hurt''

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* BarefistedMonk: He wields no weapons, being a martial artist. He beats your party members up with his bare hands, and they ''hurt''''hurt''.



A blue Yoshi on Yo'ster Isle, he's the current champion of the Mushroom Derby, so he sets the rules about competing. Unfortunately he only accepts one-on-one races, so the other Yoshis can't compete like they love until someone beats him.

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A blue Yoshi on Yo'ster Isle, he's the current champion of the Mushroom Derby, so he sets the rules about competing. Unfortunately he only accepts one-on-one races, so the other Yoshis can't compete like they love to do until someone beats him.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: His appearance in the Kero Sewers is foreshadowed, with Mallow saying Frogfucious warned him about Belome. However, his reappearance in Land's End in a golden underground temple dedicated to him was a bit out of left field, and has no bearing on the plot except to provide a boss fight at the end of the area.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: His appearance in the Kero Sewers is foreshadowed, with Mallow saying Frogfucious Frogfucius warned him about Belome. However, his reappearance in Land's End in a golden underground temple dedicated to him was a bit out of left field, and has no bearing on the plot except to provide a boss fight at the end of the area.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Lampshaded, Mallow says when he introduces himself "Never heard of ya".

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Lampshaded, Mallow says when Lampshaded. When he introduces himself himself, Mallow says "Never heard of ya".



* SharkMan: It's hinted by journals you find in the ship that he was the captain of the sunken ship before it went down, and he and his men were transformed somehow.



* SharkMan: It's hinted by journals you find in the ship that he was the captain of the sunken ship before it went down, and he and his men were transformed somehow.



* ImmortalityImmorality: Implied in the Japanese version. Upon defeat, he senses that the legendary [[ThePowerOfLove Power of Love]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship and Friendship]] is synonymous with the third dimension. As two-dimensional being, he may just be [[OneDimensionalThinking incapable]] of truly understanding these feelings.

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* ImmortalityImmorality: Implied in the Japanese version. Upon defeat, he senses that the legendary [[ThePowerOfLove Power of Love]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship and Friendship]] is synonymous with the third dimension. As two-dimensional being, he may just be [[OneDimensionalThinking incapable]] incapable of truly understanding these feelings.



* WorthyOpponent: Considers the party this when he is defeated, and relinquishes the Quartz (read: '''Crystal''') Charm.

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* WorthyOpponent: Considers the party this when he is defeated, and relinquishes the Quartz (read: '''Crystal''') Quartz/Crystal Charm.



* WakeUpCallBoss: Which is saying something if you fought Johnny the hard way; Yaridovich even comes right after him. If you haven't brushed up on your healing and buffing moves/items and how their [[ActionCommand Timed Hits]] work (or have grinded your levels ''heavily''), he will ''end'' you.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: Which is saying something if you fought Johnny the hard way; Yaridovich even comes right after him. If you haven't brushed up on your healing and buffing moves/items and how their [[ActionCommand Timed Hits]] work (or have work/ grinded your levels ''heavily''), ''heavily'', he will ''end'' you.
31st Jul '16 9:29:09 AM MissConception
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A mysterious being found in a dimensional rift in Monstro Town, he challenges Mario to a battle and attacks with [[Franchise/FinalFantasy four elemental Crystals]]. His entire scenario was [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/culex-is-quite-different-in-japanese-super-mario-rpg/ completely rewritten]] by [[{{Woolseyism}} Ted Woolsey]] beyond that. In the original Japanese he is "the lord of all evil" who is concerned about an unfamiliar power Mario and his allies possess that he has never sensed before, and challenges them to see that power. In the English translation he is a knight from the world of Vanda who sought to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom, but as Mario's world is uninhabitable for his kind, he departs home after a duel with the Mushroom Kingdom's strongest warrior, Mario.

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A mysterious being found in a dimensional rift in Monstro Town, he challenges Mario to a battle and attacks with [[Franchise/FinalFantasy four elemental Crystals]]. His entire scenario was [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/culex-is-quite-different-in-japanese-super-mario-rpg/ completely rewritten]] by [[{{Woolseyism}} Ted Woolsey]] beyond that. In the original Japanese he is "the lord of all evil" who is concerned about an unfamiliar power Mario and his allies possess that he has never sensed before, and challenges them to see that power. In the English translation he is a knight from the world of Vanda who sought to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom, but as Mario's world world, but as it is uninhabitable for his kind, he departs home after a duel with the Mushroom Kingdom's strongest warrior, Mario.
26th Jul '16 5:12:39 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* KleptomaniacHero: You can get called out on it - after assisting a man to his house in Rose Town, he asks if the treasure chests in his house are safe. If you tell them someone took them he's GenreSavvy enough to realize only Mario could jump high enough to get them, and you have the option to come clean about it.

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* KleptomaniacHero: You can get called out on it - after assisting a man to his house in Rose Town, he asks if the treasure chests in his house are safe. If you tell them someone took them he's GenreSavvy enough to he'll realize only Mario could jump high enough to get them, and you have the option to come clean about it.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In his second fight, he realizes he has a better chance of winning if he took away the gang's items to keep them from healing.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Smithy Gang is quite intelligent when it comes to their goals. They regularly gather intelligence on Mario and his actions, lower-ranked minions often run away to tell Smithy what's going on, and eventually they recognize patterns in Mario's actions and start acting to manipulate and trick him.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: While it may just be coincidence, it does seem oddly well-timed that Mario happened to be pre-occupied out of town on other business when he and the Shysters invaded the town.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Unlike most of his cohorts, Bowyer doesn't find it fair that the party gangs up on him three-on-one. He fixes the problem by locking the button command the player's used most, often preventing them from using healing items or attacking, depending on which command he uses.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He's the first of the gang to realize that letting Mario and co. gather the Star Pieces might be detrimental to their plans. He catches onto Mario's pattern of visiting towns and thus impersonates the people of Seaside Town and gets Mario to retrieve the next Star Piece for him. If not for Johnny's intervention and the Axem Rangers running late in giving him a lift, he might've actually gotten away scot-free too.



* CoolShades[=/=]SinisterShades: Axem Black. He even gets upset when they break when he's defeated.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Whenever a Star Piece is located it rises up, spins around Mario's head for several seconds and then drops into his hands. The Axem Rangers snatch the star during the process, leaving Mario to look around wondering what happened before he notices them.
* EvilFeelsGood[=/=]ForTheEvulz: They fight for the forces of evil and claim they like it.

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* CoolShades[=/=]SinisterShades: CoolShades: Axem Black. He even gets upset when they break when he's defeated.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Whenever a Star Piece is located it rises up, spins around Mario's head for several seconds and then drops into his hands. The Axem Rangers snatch the star during the process, leaving Mario to look around wondering what happened before he notices them.
* EvilFeelsGood[=/=]ForTheEvulz:
EvilFeelsGood: They fight for the forces of evil and claim they like it.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He collapses the bridge to Bowser's Keep right after claiming it in the name of the Smithy Gang to keep "nosy" Mario out of their new stronghold.
17th Jul '16 4:01:25 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: His presence in the game is at odds with the rest of the story and atmosphere.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: His presence in the game is at odds with the rest of the story and atmosphere.
13th Jun '16 9:57:05 AM acrobox
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* {{Badass}}: Well, it's Mario, after all. He was beating up monsters three times his size long before this game; now he just gets to do it with a wider variety of weapons.



* {{Badass}}: He's a living doll who fights with arm cannons and from them fires both bullets, cannon shells, and lasers.



* {{Badass}}: He's Bowser, after all. His comic relief and PetTheDog moments do nothing to hide the fact he's a dinosaur-turtle covered in spikes who rips enemies apart with his claws.



* ActionGirl: Princess Toadstool becomes surprisingly competent in this game!



* {{Badass}}: He beats your party members up with his bare hands, and they ''hurt''.



* BarefistedMonk: He wields no weapons, being a martial artist.

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* BarefistedMonk: He wields no weapons, being a martial artist. He beats your party members up with his bare hands, and they ''hurt''



* {{Badass}}: Strong enough to take on the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, a weather-controlling prince, a guardian of the Star Road, the Koopa King, and the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, and give them a heck of a fight.



* BigBad: He's the main antagonist of the game, acting to take over Mario's world.

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* BigBad: He's the main antagonist of the game, acting to take over Mario's world. Strong enough to take on the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, a weather-controlling prince, a guardian of the Star Road, the Koopa King, and the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, and give them a heck of a fight.
1st Jun '16 3:25:33 PM TomPhanto
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* LightningBruiser: He will attack when hit, he can take a hit well despite his size, and he has ridiculously strong attacks. And it's taken UpToEleven in the third fight when he uses both Valor Up and Vigor Up.



* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: You have to land on his trap spring in order to advance through the mines.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In his second fight, he realizes he has a better chance of winning if he took away the gang's items to keep them from healing.



* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: You have to land on his trap spring in order to advance through the mines.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Currant Juice, which is event a hint in a quiz later in the game.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Currant Juice, which is event even a hint in a quiz later in the game.



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Valentina is an awful, awful woman who is trying to take over the kingdom.



* {{Jerkass}}: Valentina is rude to everyone, especially Dodo.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Valentina is rude to everyone, especially Dodo. Although Dodo isn't really friendly either.



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Valentina is an awful, awful woman who is trying to take over the kingdom.


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* SkippableBoss: Dodo can be fought up to three times. The first time can be skipped if you beat the trophy minigame. The second time, you can just run him over with your star. In the third battle, Dodo will [[spoiler: fight the party member in the middle until he's defeated]]. Then after you've hit Valentina enough, Dodo will join in, but you don't have to defeat him to win.
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