History Headscratchers / SuperMarioGalaxy

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.
17th Mar '16 6:58:08 AM wookywok
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** I always thought they were huge light displays for the Star Festival.
15th Feb '16 11:34:55 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** 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.
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.
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