History Headscratchers / SuperMarioGalaxy

21st Aug '16 12:40:49 PM wookywok
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** [[BluntYes Yes.]]
31st Jul '16 5:28:53 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Why do the Star Bunnies make you find and catch them before giving up their Power Stars? Don't they all live in the observatory, or at least know what it is? Even if they don't recognize that Mario is trying to help them, what's stopping them from returning the stars they have to the observatory themselves?

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* Why do the Star Bunnies make you find and catch them before giving up their Power Stars? Don't they all live in the observatory, or at least know what it is? Even if they don't recognize that Mario is trying to help them, what's stopping them from returning the stars they have to the observatory themselves?themselves?
* I'm under the impression that Rosalina's youthful appearance despite being so long-lived is due to the observatory traveling as fast or faster than the speed of light, meaning she ages normally inside it while centuries pass outside...but either way, she's still older than she was in her storybook - clearly, she's aging in some way or another, albeit very slowly. So what will happen on the day where she...passes on? Has she considered this? The Lumas' continual transformation and rebirth has ensured her something to look after all those years, so who's going to take care of them after she's gone? Will they go and find another mother, like in her storybook?
23rd Jul '16 8:33:58 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Strangely enough, when Rosalina departed from her "home planet" in her storybook, the contrail from her Starshroom leads right back to the smaller planet in the Gateway Galaxy, and not the larger, blue planet nearby. So...my guess is that Rosalina never actually lived on the Mushroom World, but since her home planet did orbit around it, she could still consider it her "home world". One of the houses on the smaller planet was hers when she was young, while the other one was created when Luma's transformation formed the observatory...for some reason. I'm not sure why.
20th Jul '16 12:35:42 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** But how would even a fleet of airships be able to stop a single, comparatively small human being who's flying through space at the speed of Luma?
15th Jun '16 12:21:26 PM 8BrickMario
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** It's made clear by the cutscene that takes you to the level that the Galaxy Reactor is heavily guarded by fleets of airships. Rosalina's magic is enough to effortlessly break through Bowser's defenses and prevent any possible harm to Mario or Luigi.
10th Jun '16 9:38:35 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** That's not a bad answer, but after Mario has spent so much time traveling through space, you'd think they would've at least taken the lights and decorations down, right? Or were all of the Toads just running in circles and panicking during the time that Mario and Peach were gone?



** It especially bugs me when I saw Chuggaconroy feed a Hungry Luma, see it reappear in the observatory later...and instead of taking note of it or revealing it to be a joke, he says that he always assumed the little pink Luma as being the Hungry Luma's ghost. Usually, he gets pretty wrapped up in the somber, serious parts of a game...I just couldn't believe it.
27th May '16 11:33:25 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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*** I don't know how Bowser ended up emerging from that star after he'd been defeated in the final battle, especially since I haven't played through the ending myself as of yet. But the star was being powered by the reactor - the glass planet the final battle took place on - and when Bowser was defeated and the Grand Star was freed, it robbed the star Bowser had created of its power source, causing it to collapse in itself and become a black hole, like real stars do. (Although there is a lot more to it when it happens in real life, of course.)
19th May '16 3:00:27 PM Steam_Lord
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*** That does not invalidate anything I asked. He teleports to a lava planet for no reason, then ''that'' "sun" implodes the Galaxy Reactor.
4th May '16 2:55:04 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Maybe in some ways, but scientifically speaking, there's no such thing as a hollow sun, as far as I know. The thing surrounding the reactor is basically just a sphere made entire of lava, not an actual star. (Which is actually kind of smart, to put it there, since the only way to reach the reactor is by flying, and the lava-sphere makes it so that you can only fly up to it from certain angles.)
5th Apr '16 5:48:47 PM Steam_Lord
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* How did Bowser, [[spoiler:after getting thrown into the hollow sun around the planetoid where he is last fought (which I assume to be the titular Galaxy reactor), end up on the smaller lava planet? And whether or not you can explain that, why did that world implode into the black hole when the hollow sun is so much larger, and had the Grand Star removed from it (which was being used for ''something'')?]]

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* How did Bowser, [[spoiler:after getting thrown into the hollow sun around the planetoid where he is last fought (which I assume to be the titular Galaxy reactor), Reactor), end up on the smaller lava planet? And whether or not you can explain that, why did that world implode into the black hole when the hollow sun is so much larger, and had the Grand Star removed from it (which was being used for ''something'')?]]



** That may explain why he got there, but nothing else. And didn't he float there?

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** *** That may explain why he got there, but nothing else. And didn't he float there?


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*** It still would make more sense for the centerpiece of the level (the boss arena in the hollow sun with the Grand Star powering the something) to be the focus of the ending.
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