History Headscratchers / SuperMarioGalaxy

17th Jan '16 10:51:19 AM whisperstar13
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**** The Power Stars seem to be artifacts containing enormous amounts of cosmic energy...It's possible they actually give off some sort of ''pull'', that serves to draw space junk to that tiny planet. The Gearmo just doesn't realize that by giving Mario the star, he's actually fixing the problem himself, rather than rewarding someone else for fixing it.

** Maybe Prankster Comets actually ''destroy'' the galaxies around which they orbit unless you're able to complete their respective missions. In the situation referenced, there would be no plausible way for you to find the hidden Power Star since you've missed some of the coins and you can't go back for them, hence, you get a Game Over because the galaxy is, or would eventually be destroyed, and the Power Star lost with it.

*** Your theory is right. I think what's meant to be taken from this is that, while she does look forward to visiting her home world every 100 years, there's still a side to her that knows she made a promise to the Lumas that she would always look after and take care of them, and that she's afraid that if she took time to actually return to the Mushroom World, to explore it and see how much it's changed...She's afraid she would become so overcome with nostalgia and homesickness that she wouldn't be able to bring herself to leave. Thus, she chose to settle with watching over it from afar in the Gateway Galaxy.

* All of the different Lumas in the game apparently live in the Comet Observatory, or at the very least should know what it is, assuming all of them are Rosalina's children...correct? So if that's assumed to be the case, then why is it that the Star Bunnies require you to catch them before they give you a Power Star if they know it's needed to save their home and family? And even if they aren't aware that Mario's collecting Power Stars at Rosalina's request and thus is on their side, what's stopping them from bringing the ones they have back to the observatory themselves?

* Why can Mario fly literally ''anywhere'' else he likes using only the views from the observation domes, but the only way for him to reach Bowser's galaxy reactor is by having Rosalina fly him there in the observatory? The only way this would make sense is if the observatory was positioned at the very center of the universe during the events of the game, and the reactor was built at one of it's farthest edges, beyond all other galaxies in the game...and that's clearly not the case since Rosalina says multiple times that Peach is being held at the center of the universe.
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* Why can Mario fly literally ''anywhere'' else he likes using only the views from the observation domes, but the only way for him to reach Bowser's galaxy reactor is by having Rosalina fly him there in the observatory? The only way this would make sense is if the observatory was positioned at the very center of the universe during the events of the game, and the reactor was built at one of it's farthest edges, beyond all other galaxies in the game...and that's clearly not the case since Rosalina says multiple times that Peach is being held at the center of the universe.universe. * 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?
18th Dec '15 11:20:47 PM whisperstar13
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** The Luma liaison is rather plausible, in fact - throughout the game, Rosalina makes mention of how she's determined the location of Mario's special one, even though she personally has no way of knowing this as she never leaves the observatory. It's possible that she spends the game sending Lumas to gather intel on Peach and Bowser's whereabouts, and Peach uses this opportunity to give her letters to them. The Lumas might not know what letters are - I don't see any reason why they'd need to write them - so they just give them to the strange mushroom man who claims to be exchaning pieces of paper from one person to another.
15th Dec '15 11:08:12 AM whisperstar13
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* Why does this game not have its own Awesome, Heartwarming, or TearJerker pages? It's probably the most fleshed-out of the mainstream ''Mario'' platformer games, and it has plenty of moments that would fit on any of these three pages, if not all of them at once...And yet it doesn't even get a mention on the series-wide Heartwarming page. If there was ever any moment that deserves a mention on that page, you'd think it would be something, ''anything'' from Rosalina's backstory, wouldn't you?
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* Why does can Mario fly literally ''anywhere'' else he likes using only the views from the observation domes, but the only way for him to reach Bowser's galaxy reactor is by having Rosalina fly him there in the observatory? The only way this game not have its own Awesome, Heartwarming, or TearJerker pages? It's probably would make sense is if the most fleshed-out observatory was positioned at the very center of the mainstream ''Mario'' platformer games, universe during the events of the game, and it has plenty the reactor was built at one of moments it's farthest edges, beyond all other galaxies in the game...and that's clearly not the case since Rosalina says multiple times that would fit on any of these three pages, if not all of them Peach is being held at once...And yet it doesn't even get a mention on the series-wide Heartwarming page. If there was ever any moment that deserves a mention on that page, you'd think it would be something, ''anything'' from Rosalina's backstory, wouldn't you?center of the universe.
4th Dec '15 7:57:26 PM whisperstar13
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*** He didn't have any Power Stars when Mario meets him because Bowser already took them all. In the first ''Galaxy'' game, though, Bowser presumably didn't touch Lubba's starship - Rosalina states outright that he attacked the observatory and stole star power from her, meaning Lubba might've had some on board his ship that he could've lent to her.
1st Dec '15 6:00:50 AM 8BrickMario
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** He didn't have any Power Stars by the time Mario meets up with him, and it seems like they've lost contact for a long time, anyway. As for his ship...who knows? He's treated as more of a light-hearted adventurer, but his only real purpose is to provide a new hub for Mario.
30th Nov '15 8:50:00 PM whisperstar13
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* I ''am'' aware that this pertains more to the sequel, but I'm posting it here anyway because I think it's more likely to be answered: What's the point of Lubba's starship? Maybe he and his crew just like to explore around the cosmos for the fun of it, but that seems pretty weird considering Lumas help to ''create'' the cosmos. It also occurred to me that he may have been recruited as a sort of scout to help direct wayward Lumas to Rosalina, but this is sort of rebuked by the fact that he doesn't seem to hold any real connection to her aside from having met her before in the past, and also would bring up the question of where he and his 60+ Power Stars were in the first game, when Rosalina would've had a real need of emergency supplies to power the observatory.
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* I ''am'' aware that this pertains more to the sequel, but I'm posting it here anyway because I think it's more likely to be answered: What's the point of Lubba's starship? Maybe he and his crew just like to explore around the cosmos for the fun of it, but that seems pretty weird considering Lumas help to ''create'' the cosmos. It also occurred to me that he may have been recruited as a sort of scout to help direct wayward Lumas to Rosalina, but this is sort of rebuked by the fact that he doesn't seem to hold any real connection to her aside from having met her before in the past, and also would bring up the question of where he and his 60+ Power Stars were in the first game, when Rosalina would've had a real need of emergency supplies to power the observatory.observatory. * Why does this game not have its own Awesome, Heartwarming, or TearJerker pages? It's probably the most fleshed-out of the mainstream ''Mario'' platformer games, and it has plenty of moments that would fit on any of these three pages, if not all of them at once...And yet it doesn't even get a mention on the series-wide Heartwarming page. If there was ever any moment that deserves a mention on that page, you'd think it would be something, ''anything'' from Rosalina's backstory, wouldn't you?
30th Nov '15 8:40:34 PM whisperstar13
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** ''Videogame/SuperMario3DWorld'' seems to show that if it's not a princess, Bowser doesn't want to capture it. Although, there are imprisoned Lumas throughout the galaxies, but they're not being exploited, only used to prevent Mario from using their Launch Stars.
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** ''Videogame/SuperMario3DWorld'' seems to show that if it's not a princess, Bowser doesn't want to capture it. Although, there are imprisoned Lumas throughout the galaxies, but they're not being exploited, only used to prevent Mario from using their Launch Stars.Stars. * I ''am'' aware that this pertains more to the sequel, but I'm posting it here anyway because I think it's more likely to be answered: What's the point of Lubba's starship? Maybe he and his crew just like to explore around the cosmos for the fun of it, but that seems pretty weird considering Lumas help to ''create'' the cosmos. It also occurred to me that he may have been recruited as a sort of scout to help direct wayward Lumas to Rosalina, but this is sort of rebuked by the fact that he doesn't seem to hold any real connection to her aside from having met her before in the past, and also would bring up the question of where he and his 60+ Power Stars were in the first game, when Rosalina would've had a real need of emergency supplies to power the observatory.
30th Nov '15 8:33:30 PM whisperstar13
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** It is likely only due to his age - if what's posted above is correct, Polari would have to be ''astronomically'' old, even moreso than Rosalina, whose own backstory details the years she has to have lived through. One may presume that he also never saw fit to transform during his lifetime, which would have reset his life cycle and, presumably, his color. The same would also apply to Lubba - at the ending to the second game, he mentions having crossed paths with Rosalina previously, and that it's been "forever" since he's seen her last which, given her lifespan, may not be that much of an exaggeration. In any case, chances are he spends too much time looking after his starship and crew to have time to worry about what he would be interested in transforming into.
30th Nov '15 6:08:32 AM 8BrickMario
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** It's possible that Polari was always an old Luma during the time he's known Rosalina, so their relationship didn't come into conflict. \
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** It's possible that Polari was always an old Luma during the time he's known even when he met Rosalina, so their relationship didn't come into conflict. \
30th Nov '15 6:06:24 AM 8BrickMario
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* Why has Bowser never thought of using ''Lumas'' in some grand scheme of world conquest? They're basically floating little sacks of stardust that can form new planets and galaxies by ''exploding'', so I'm willing to bet he could find some way they could be used. Not to mention, they're pretty easy to come across; both games imply that Lumas are regularly found across many different galaxies in the universe and are continually reborn, unlike Power Stars, which are only easy for Bowser to obtain if he tries stealing them from Rosalina or Lubba - he could easily travel the universe starnapping Lumas from different planets and even Rosalina would probably be none the wiser. Why has this never occurred to him yet?
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** It's possible that Polari was always an old Luma during the time he's known Rosalina, so their relationship didn't come into conflict. \ * Okay, one more: In-universe, why are Polari's eyes blue? I understand that it provides contrast and makes them visible to players, but were Polari's eyes blue before he "dimmed" with age? Lubba had blue eyes, too, even though black would be just as visible. Do adult Lumas get blue eyes? * Why has Bowser never thought of using ''Lumas'' in some grand scheme of world conquest? They're basically floating little sacks of stardust that can form new planets and galaxies by ''exploding'', so I'm willing to bet he could find some way they could be used. Not to mention, they're pretty easy to come across; both games imply that Lumas are regularly found across many different galaxies in the universe and are continually reborn, unlike Power Stars, which are only easy for Bowser to obtain if he tries stealing them from Rosalina or Lubba - he could easily travel the universe starnapping Lumas from different planets and even Rosalina would probably be none the wiser. Why has this never occurred to him yet?yet? ** ''Videogame/SuperMario3DWorld'' seems to show that if it's not a princess, Bowser doesn't want to capture it. Although, there are imprisoned Lumas throughout the galaxies, but they're not being exploited, only used to prevent Mario from using their Launch Stars.
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