History VideoGame / MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime

7th Apr '18 6:26:28 PM The_Last_Brickman
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* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:The two sets of Mario Bros' singsong way of [[SayMyName calling to each other]] prior to the fight with [[PostFinalBoss Shrowser]] has this vibe.]]
-->'''Baby Luigi''': Mario!
-->'''Baby Mario''': Luigi!
-->'''Adult Luigi''': Mario!
-->'''Adult Mario''': Luigi!
26th Feb '18 5:07:03 PM nombretomado
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* SchrodingersCat: The Copy Flower makes practically an infinite number of clones of the bros. The one that messes up is the real one, so theoretically all of the Bros. that attack are real and fake at the same time (until you mess up, anyways).
21st Feb '18 11:11:16 AM Luigifan
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* BadBoss: [[spoiler:Elder Princess Shroob frequently outright kills her henchmen during her (two, unless you count Shrowser) battles against the Mario Brothers...]] Her sister in contrast, though prone to yelling at her minions when she gets angry, is generally respected by her Shroob army who are willing to offer her drinks and build her a statue.

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* BadBoss: [[spoiler:Elder Princess Shroob frequently outright kills her henchmen during her (two, unless you count Shrowser) battles against the Mario Brothers...]] Her sister sister, in contrast, though prone to yelling at her minions when she gets angry, is generally respected by her Shroob army army, who are willing to offer her drinks and build her a statue.



* NoOntologicalInertia: The end of the game has a DoubleSubversion. [[spoiler:Defeating the Princess Shroobs does ''not'' undo the damage the Shroobs have done to the Mushroom Kingdom of the past. However, Baby Luigiís crying reverses the [[BalefulPolymorph Shroobification]] of Baby Bowser. Professor E. Gadd then uses the Hydrogush 4000 to spray a solution identical to baby tears through the [[PortalToThePast time holes]], all over the past Mushroom Kingdom, which somehow reverses not only the Shroobification, but ''all'' of the damage and mundane repainting the Shroobs indicted on the Mushroom Kingdomís inhabitants and infrastructure during their invasion. (Negating the Shroobification is understandable, as it had just been established that babiesí tears could do that, but repairing the damage caused by laser bombardments? Really?)]]

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* NoOntologicalInertia: The end of the game has a DoubleSubversion. [[spoiler:Defeating the Princess Shroobs does ''not'' undo the damage the Shroobs have done to the Mushroom Kingdom of the past.past, and Elder Princess Shroobís dying words heavily imply that the invasion is far from over. However, Baby Luigiís crying reverses the [[BalefulPolymorph Shroobification]] of Baby Bowser. Professor E. Gadd then uses the Hydrogush 4000 to spray a solution identical to baby tears through the [[PortalToThePast time holes]], all over the past Mushroom Kingdom, which somehow reverses not only the Shroobification, but ''all'' of the damage and mundane repainting the Shroobs indicted inflicted on the Mushroom Kingdomís inhabitants and infrastructure during their invasion. (Negating the Shroobification is understandable, as it had just been established that babiesí tears could do that, but repairing the damage caused by laser bombardments? Really?)]]



* OneTimeDungeon: You can only explore the Shroob Mothership once. After that, you can't return to it.



* PointOfNoReturn:
** You can only explore the Shroob Mothership once. After that, you can't return to it.
** Used and subverted: The fight against [[spoiler:the Shroob Mothership]] is the point of no return, but Stuffwell warns you about it. Even better, after you pass the PONR, he gives you the possibility to go back to before the fight, asking you every time you hit a save point.

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* PointOfNoReturn:
** You can only explore the Shroob Mothership once. After that, you can't return to it.
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PointOfNoReturn: Used and subverted: The fight against [[spoiler:the Shroob Mothership]] is the point of no return, but Stuffwell warns you about it. Even better, after you pass the PONR, he gives you the possibility to go back to before the fight, asking you every time you hit a save point.
21st Feb '18 9:27:51 AM Luigifan
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* BossBonanza: The end features [[spoiler:a minigame fight with the Shroob Mothership, then normal boss fight with Princess Shroob, then her older sister, and then said sister's OneWingedAngel form. THEN there's a PostFinalBoss, Shrowser, after that.]]

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* BossBonanza: The end features [[spoiler:a minigame fight with the Shroob Mothership, then normal boss fight with Princess Shroob, then her older sister, and then said sister's OneWingedAngel form. THEN there's a PostFinalBoss, Shrowser, after that.]]that]].



** When the quartet finds Kamek, he comments about how [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland badly it went for him to kidnap the babies before.]]

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** When the quartet finds Kamek, he comments about how [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland how badly it went for him to kidnap the babies before.]]



* TheChessmaster: Princess Shroob is very thorough with her plans for conquest. She anticipates the bros. movements and plans ahead for countermeasures like how they would try to rescue Princess Peach in Gritzy Caves [[spoiler:while she was disguised as her to conquer the kingdom in the present]] and how [[spoiler:if all else failed to terminate the brothers and she would get defeated, made sure the front gate of Shroob Castle would only open with the other five Cobalt Star shards imprisoning her sister]].

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* TheChessmaster: Princess Shroob is very thorough with her plans for conquest. She anticipates the bros. í movements and plans ahead for countermeasures countermeasures, like how they would try to rescue Princess Peach in Gritzy Caves [[spoiler:while she was disguised as her to conquer the kingdom in the present]] and how [[spoiler:if all else failed to terminate the brothers and she would get defeated, made sure the front gate of Shroob Castle would only open with the other five Cobalt Star shards imprisoning her sister]].



** The final boss has ''seven'' parts, though only three -- [[spoiler:Elder Princess Shroob's legs, crown and head]] -- actually need to be destroyed.
** [[CherryTapping You still do one damage]] if you still hit [[spoiler:the head, which is the main target,]] and avoid taking out anything else. Said Final Boss has 3000(US)/2000(Everywhere else) HP.

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** The final boss has ''seven'' parts, though only three -- [[spoiler:Elder Princess Shroob's legs, crown crown, and head]] -- actually need to be destroyed.
** [[CherryTapping You still do one damage]] if you still hit [[spoiler:the head, which is the main target,]] and avoid taking out anything else. Said Final Boss has 3000(US)/2000(Everywhere else) HP.



* DeathMountain: The exterior of Thwomp Volcano. The interior, Thwomp Cavern is naturally lava filled. There is also the cliffs of Yoshi's Island.
* DefangedHorrors: As a ''Mario Bros.'' game, it clearly refrains from reveling in gruesome imagery, but there's some pretty horrific stuff going on that it glosses over. Take the Yoob, the giant Shroobified Yoshi that idly rampages across Yoshi's Island and consumes its inhabitants one by one. It doesn't actually eat them; located within its innards is a factory where the yoshis are converted, one by one, into Yoob eggs. Stuffwell and all four Mario Bros react with revulsion. The boss of that area is possibly the heart of Yoob, so you're also killing Yoob by killing Sunnycide.

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* DeathMountain: The exterior of Thwomp Volcano. The interior, Thwomp Cavern Cavern, is naturally lava filled.lava-filled. There is also the cliffs of Yoshi's Island.
* DefangedHorrors: As a ''Mario Bros.'' game, it clearly refrains from reveling in gruesome imagery, but there's some pretty horrific stuff going on that it glosses over. Take the Yoob, the giant Shroobified Yoshi that idly rampages across Yoshi's Island and consumes its inhabitants one by one. It doesn't actually eat them; located within its innards is a factory where the yoshis Yoshis are converted, one by one, into Yoob eggs. Stuffwell and all four Mario Bros react with revulsion. The boss of that area is possibly the heart of Yoob, so you're also killing Yoob by killing Sunnycide.



** This game introduces the item-based minigame styled special attacks used in all future games, but takes the item metaphor literally, as the special moves you can use require consumable items (unless you use certain badges that allow you infinite specials under certain circumstances), removing the BP stat entirely.

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** This game introduces the item-based minigame styled minigame-styled special attacks used in all future games, but takes the item metaphor literally, as the special moves you can use require consumable items (unless you use certain badges that allow you infinite specials under certain circumstances), removing the BP stat entirely.



* EvilCounterpart: The Shroobs often act like this to the Toads, even having an enemy ingame known as the Shroobsworth. The Shroobs also have evil counterparts to other Mario characters, such as Princess Shroob to Princess Peach, Yoob to Yoshi, and the Shrooboids to Mario and Luigi (note that the elder one is red and the junior green).

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* EvilCounterpart: The Shroobs often act like this to the Toads, even having an enemy ingame in-game known as the Shroobsworth. The Shroobs also have evil counterparts to other Mario characters, such as Princess Shroob to Princess Peach, Yoob to Yoshi, and the Shrooboids to Mario and Luigi (note that the elder one is red and the junior green).



** [[spoiler:When Princess Shroob arrives in the Mushroom Kingdom disguised as Princess Peach]], Baby Peach is seemingly the only one to recognize her as she cries right in front of her.
** Also, Baby Luigi. He cries when he sees the spirit of the Cobalt Star [[spoiler:which is really the Elder Princess Shroob sealed inside]].

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** [[spoiler:When Princess Shroob arrives in the Mushroom Kingdom disguised as Princess Peach]], Baby Peach is seemingly the only one to recognize her her, as she cries right in front of her.
** Also, Baby Luigi. He cries when he sees the spirit of the Cobalt Star [[spoiler:which [[spoiler:(which is really the Elder Princess Shroob [[SealedEvilInACan sealed inside]].inside]])]].



* ExoticEntree: When Baby Bowser is choking on stolen cookies, he is offered milk from Kamek, who insists it's from an evil cow. It goes well with good cookies apparently.

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* ExoticEntree: When Baby Bowser is choking on stolen cookies, he is offered milk from Kamek, who insists it's from an evil cow. It goes well with good cookies cookies, apparently.



** All the times when the Cobalt Star behaves unusually or makes the Shroobs react violently to it is not because it's acting up randomly, but it's because [[spoiler:the Elder Princess Shroob is trying to break free from her imprisonment and trying to communicate to her subjects (in this case the imprisoned and defeated Junior Shrooboid) to release her]].

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** All the times when the Cobalt Star behaves unusually or makes the Shroobs react violently to it is not because it's acting up randomly, but it's because [[spoiler:the Elder Princess Shroob is trying to break free from her imprisonment and trying to communicate to her subjects (in this case the imprisoned and defeated Junior Shrooboid) to release her]].



* {{Gaslighting}}: Yep, in a ''Mario'' game. [[spoiler:It's done by the Star Gate to Luigi as part of its Secret Test of Character.]]

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* {{Gaslighting}}: Yep, in a ''Mario'' game. [[spoiler:It's done by the Star Gate to Luigi as part of its Secret Test of Character.SecretTestOfCharacter.]]



* GoingForTheBigScoop: Kylie's personal goal in the game is to write a book about the Shroob Invasion. Although she gets eaten by Yoob and Petey Piranha, [[spoiler:she succeeds.]]

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* GoingForTheBigScoop: Kylie's personal goal in the game is to write a book about the Shroob Invasion. Although she gets eaten by Yoob and Petey Piranha, [[spoiler:she succeeds.]]succeeds]].



** As soon as the adventure really begins the brothers are transported to a grassy area on the outskirts of Hollijolli Village. Cue the MoodWhiplash as soon as the brothers reach town.

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** As soon as the adventure really begins begins, the brothers are transported to a grassy area on the outskirts of Hollijolli Village. Cue the MoodWhiplash as soon as the brothers reach town.



* HubLevel: Princess Peach's Castle in the present functions as this since the characters never venture outside of the present-day castle. Notably enough, this is the only game in the series to feature a hub level, as all the other ones feature interconnected overworlds instead.

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* HubLevel: Princess Peach's Castle in the present functions as this this, since the characters never venture outside of the present-day castle. Notably enough, this is the only game in the series to feature a hub level, as all the other ones feature interconnected overworlds instead.



* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Not exactly "killed", but the Shroobs have a chronic habit of invoking this. Whenever a character tries to explain a single word about the Cobalt Star [[spoiler:and what it contains]], he or she ''will'' be [[AndIMustScream shroobified]] before getting to finish. The only exception is [[spoiler:[[DamselInDistress Princess Peach]] herself, who instead gets interrupted ''constantly'' until [[SpannerInTheWorks Baby Bowser]] fully reassembles the star]]. Toadbert is initially an exception because he's suffering from amnesia, though he does show her a picture detailing Peach's battle with what appears to be Princess Shroob.

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* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Not exactly "killed", but the Shroobs have a chronic habit of invoking this. Whenever a character tries to explain a single word about the Cobalt Star [[spoiler:and what it contains]], he or she ''will'' be [[AndIMustScream shroobified]] before getting to finish. The only exception is [[spoiler:[[DamselInDistress Princess Peach]] herself, who instead gets interrupted ''constantly'' until [[SpannerInTheWorks Baby Bowser]] fully reassembles the star]]. Toadbert is initially an exception because he's suffering from amnesia, though he does show her the Bros. a picture detailing Peach's battle with what appears to be Princess Shroob.



* LostWoods: The Toadwood Forest which is also quite creepy being set at night, and not to mention what is happening to Toads here.

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* LostWoods: The Toadwood Forest Forest, which is also quite creepy creepy, being set at night, and not to mention what is happening to the Toads here.



* MarathonBoss: A lot of bosses have a ton of HP, and thus they're very long, [[{{Padding}} to the point that they can feel like they drag on for too long.]] The biggest example of this might be the FinalBoss battle, where you fight the BigBad [[spoiler:and then her older sister, the latter of which has two forms, which is shortly followed by a PostFinalBoss fight against Bowser.]] It's common for boss fights to take easily about ten minutes, but the final boss battle can easily take over an ''hour,'' especially if you didn't grind a lot.

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* MarathonBoss: A lot of bosses have a ton of HP, and thus they're very long, [[{{Padding}} to the point that they can feel like they drag on for too long.]] The biggest example of this might be the FinalBoss battle, where you fight the BigBad [[spoiler:and then her older sister, the latter of which has two forms, which is shortly followed by a PostFinalBoss fight against Bowser.]] Bowser]]. It's common for boss fights to take easily about ten minutes, but the final boss battle can easily take over an ''hour,'' especially if you didn't grind a lot.



** When you first arrive in the past, the first area has a bouncy, lively rendition of the original Mario theme, but then you get to Hollijolli village, where you have a sad version of "Jingle Bells".

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** When you first arrive in the past, the first area has a bouncy, lively rendition of the original Mario theme, but then you get to Hollijolli village, Village, where you have a sad version of "Jingle Bells".



* NoOntologicalInertia: The end of the game has a DoubleSubversion. [[spoiler:Defeating the Princess Shroobs does ''not'' undo the damage the Shroobs have done to the Mushroom Kingdom of the past. However, Baby Luigiís crying reverses the [[BalefulPolymorph Shroobification]] of Baby Bowser. Professor E. Gadd then uses the Hydrogush 4000 to spray a solution identical to baby tears through the [[PortalToThePast time holes]], all over the past Mushroom Kingdom, which somehow reverses not only the Shroobification, but ''all'' of the damage and mundane repainting the Shroobs indicted on the Mushroom Kingdomís inhabitants and infrastructure during their invasion. (Negating the Shroobification is understandable, as it had just been established that babiesí tears could do that, but repairing the damage caused by laser bombardments? Really?)]]



* SealedEvilInASixPack: Or in this case, a [[IncrediblyLamePun five-pack]]. The protagonists spend the game collecting several shards of the Cobalt Star. Only when they collect and put the pieces together do they realize that the star [[spoiler:actually contained the leader of the invading aliens who was trapped inside by Princess Peach, and that by putting the star together, they release her.]]

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* SealedEvilInASixPack: Or in this case, a [[IncrediblyLamePun five-pack]]. The protagonists spend the game collecting several shards of the Cobalt Star. Only when they collect and put the pieces together do they realize that the star [[spoiler:actually contained the leader of the invading aliens who was trapped inside by Princess Peach, and that by putting the star together, they release her.]]her]].



* ShoutOut: There are various references, such as the opening, the mothership crash and Princess Shroob's chair, that pretty much make the game a Mushroom Kingdom [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds War of the Worlds]].
%% The Snoozorb's appearance and sleepy motif brings to mind an infamous Metroid boss.

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* ShoutOut: There are various references, such as the opening, the mothership crash crash, and Princess Shroob's chair, that pretty much make the game a Mushroom Kingdom [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds War of the Worlds]].
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Worlds]]. [[spoiler:Complete with the alien invaders having a WeaksauceWeakness.]]
%%**
The Snoozorb's appearance and sleepy motif brings to mind an infamous Metroid boss.
15th Nov '17 2:57:11 PM MegaMarioMan
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* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Level 100.

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* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Level 100. If you've fought everything, by the endgame the baby Mario Bros will likely be in the mid 30s and the adult Mario Bros are likely around the low 30s.



* AngryFistShake: Luigi when Stuffwell lands on him after coming out of the first time hole. Also when Baby Mario snaps Luigi back to consciousness with a hammer whack to the head. He wakes up and scolds the babies for it. This makes the babies cry, [[BigBrotherInstinct causing Mario to get angry once he wakes up]], [[UpToEleven causing Luigi to then cry]].

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* AngryFistShake: AngryFistShake:
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Luigi when Stuffwell lands on him after coming out of the first time hole. Also when hole.
** After falling below Gritzy Desert,
Baby Mario snaps Luigi back to consciousness with a hammer whack to the head. He wakes up and scolds the babies for it. This makes the babies cry, [[BigBrotherInstinct causing Mario to get angry once he wakes up]], [[UpToEleven causing Luigi to then cry]].



* BigEater: Baby Mario and Baby Luigi sure love Yoshi Cookies! So much that they eat all of Baby Bowser's ill-gotten gains. [[BigNo He isn't amused.]] Later Baby Bowser eats a whole ton of cookies and gets a tummy-ache.

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* BigEater: BigEater:
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Baby Mario and Baby Luigi sure love Yoshi Cookies! So much that they eat all of Baby Bowser's ill-gotten gains. [[BigNo He isn't amused.]] Later ]]
** Later,
Baby Bowser eats finally does get to eat a whole ton of cookies and gets cookies, resulting in a tummy-ache.



* ButtMonkey: While the ''Mario & Luigi'' series loves to poke fun at Luigi, this game ramps it UpToEleven and makes him a veritable CosmicPlaything. Luigi is not only an IronButtMonkey (he takes a huge amount of abuse in game from enemies, objects, and Baby Mario's Hammer), but suffers through the entire game as a NoRespectGuy on top of it (a few of the Toads spend a not-insignificant amount of time suggesting Luigi leave the world-saving to Mario), and his baby counterpart himself finds it amusing whenever he is injured. The Toads don't even think too highly of him when everything is over [[spoiler:until they do cheer loudly for his name at the last second]].

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* ButtMonkey: While the ''Mario & Luigi'' series loves to poke fun at Luigi, this game ramps it UpToEleven and makes him a veritable CosmicPlaything. Luigi is not only an IronButtMonkey (he takes a huge amount of abuse in game from enemies, objects, and Baby Mario's Hammer), hammer), but suffers through the entire game as a NoRespectGuy on top of it (a few of the Toads spend a not-insignificant amount of time suggesting Luigi leave the world-saving to Mario), and his baby counterpart himself finds it amusing whenever he is injured. The Toads don't even think too highly of him when everything is over [[spoiler:until they do cheer loudly for his name at the last second]].



** Young Toadsworth reassures the brothers that [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Baby Peach is not in another castle]].
** After the disaster with his lab, the young E. Gadd says that he will safely [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion relocate to a lab at the edge of Boo Woods.]]

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** After Baby Peach [[ItMakesSenseInContext gets blown away by a breeze]], Young Toadsworth reassures asks the brothers 4 Bros to rescue her, reassuring them that [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Baby Peach is [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 she's not in another castle]].
** After the disaster with his lab, lab on the side of Thwomp Volcano, the young E. Gadd says that he will safely [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion relocate to a lab at the edge of Boo Woods.]]



* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with [[spoiler:the giant Shroob key, which turns out to just activate a trap]]. Played straight with the [[spoiler:Hydrogush 4000]].

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Subverted with [[spoiler:the giant Shroob key, which turns out to just activate a trap]]. trap]].
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Played straight with the [[spoiler:Hydrogush 4000]].



* CoolChair: [[spoiler:Princess Shroob uses one during her battle with the Mario Brothers.]]

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* CoolChair: [[spoiler:Princess Shroob has one that can hover, and has legs. She uses one it during her battle with the Mario Brothers.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: This game is much darker than [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga the first one]]. You've seen the AndIMustScream trope in the list, above, right? [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse.]] In fact the game arguably does not get competition for the title of darkest Mario game until ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''.
** Aside from the AndIMustScream entry, you bear witness how the aliens are very prone to destruction and chaos, abducting innocent people to harvest their life force for their ''ships'', a giant Yoshi alien that swallows Yoshis to later turn them into monsters through modified eggs, the same aliens enjoying the suffering of others by holding massive celebrations by feeding their captives to Piranha Plants, polluting the water into alien swamp water, not showing any remorse for trying to attack babies, assimilating their bizarre culture into the kingdom, and lastly the implication that [[spoiler:Princess Shroob didn't care in the slightest to piece back the Cobalt Star to release her elder sister just so she could be in total charge of the invasion]].
* DeadlyDodging: How you beat [[spoiler:Shrowser.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: This game is much darker than [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga the first one]]. You've seen the AndIMustScream trope in the list, above, right? [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse.]] In fact the game arguably does not one]], and doesn't get any competition for the title of darkest Mario game until ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''.
** Aside from the AndIMustScream entry, you
''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. You bear witness how the aliens are very prone to destruction and chaos, abducting innocent people to harvest their life force for their ''ships'', a giant Yoshi alien that swallows Yoshis to later turn them into monsters through modified eggs, the same aliens enjoying the suffering of others by holding massive celebrations by feeding their captives to Piranha Plants, polluting the water into alien swamp water, not showing any remorse for trying to attack babies, assimilating their bizarre culture into the kingdom, and lastly the implication that [[spoiler:Princess Shroob didn't care in the slightest to piece back the Cobalt Star to release her elder sister just so she could be in total charge of the invasion]].
* DeadlyDodging: How you beat [[spoiler:Shrowser.]][[spoiler:Shrowser]].



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Introduces the item-based minigame styled special attacks used in all future games, but takes the item metaphor literally and are used as consumable items, removing the BP stat entirely. Additionally, this is the only game in the series where beans aren't used to boost your stats, either directly or indirectly; instead, they're a secondary currency used to purchase powerful equipment from a hidden shop.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Introduces EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** This game introduces
the item-based minigame styled special attacks used in all future games, but takes the item metaphor literally and are used literally, as the special moves you can use require consumable items, items (unless you use certain badges that allow you infinite specials under certain circumstances), removing the BP stat entirely. Additionally, this entirely.
** This
is the only game in the series where beans aren't used to boost your stats, either directly or indirectly; instead, they're a secondary currency used to purchase powerful equipment badges from a hidden shop.



* ExpositionFairy: Stuffwell the talking suitcase, and he would be the first of many.

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* ExpositionFairy: Stuffwell the talking suitcase, and he would be who also serves as the first of many.inventory.



* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Doubles as MeaningfulBackgroundEvent, [[spoiler:when Princess Shroob reveals to the brothers that she had disguised herself as Princess Peach as numerous Shroobs enter the room and they all begin laughing that they are going to destroy Mario and Luigi. However, one of the Shroobs is not laughing along with them. That Shroob is then revealed to be Kylie Koopa in disguise.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Luigi's [[LovableCoward cowardice]] and [[ButtMonkey ineptitude]] are inflated to their limits in this game, to the point where [[ManChild he seems as childish as the babies.]]

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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Doubles as MeaningfulBackgroundEvent, [[spoiler:when MeaningfulBackgroundEvent. [[spoiler:When Princess Shroob reveals to the brothers that she had disguised herself as Princess Peach as numerous Shroobs enter the room and they all begin laughing that they are going to destroy Mario and Luigi. However, one of the Shroobs is not laughing along with them. That Shroob is then revealed to be Kylie Koopa in disguise.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: {{Flanderization}}:
**
Luigi's [[LovableCoward cowardice]] and [[ButtMonkey ineptitude]] are inflated to their limits in this game, to the point where [[ManChild he seems as childish as the babies.]]



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Play any other game featuring Petey Piranha as a boss besides VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1. He's a simple WarmUpBoss with little plot importance in each, with the trend continuing in VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam (albeit with a stronger counterpart). In THIS game, however, he eats Peach and Kylie, is a ClimaxBoss, and is rather challenging in battle. (So, in a sense, the trope is inverted.)

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Play any other game featuring Petey Piranha as a boss besides VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1. ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1''. He's a simple WarmUpBoss with little plot importance in each, with the trend continuing in VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'' (albeit with a stronger counterpart). In THIS game, however, he eats Peach and Kylie, is a ClimaxBoss, and is rather challenging in battle. (So, in a sense, the trope is inverted.)



* GoingForTheBigScoop: Kylie's personal goal in the game is to write a book about the Shroob Invasion. Although she gets eaten by Yoob and Petey Piranha, [[spoiler: she succeeds.]]
* GoldColoredSuperiority: The game had a golden version of a early mook that appears halfway through the game. Although this one has lower health than the original, it compensates by having a higher defense and attack power.
* GreenHillZone: As soon as the adventure really begins the brothers are transported to a grassy area on the outskirts of Hollijolli Village. Cue the MoodWhiplash as soon as the brothers reach town. The main area of Yoshi's Island is also rather green.
* HopelessBossFight: When Mario and Luigi first encounter the Shroobs, they get drawn into a fight with three Shroob enemies. Each of these enemies has about 15 HP and a simple attack pattern... but there's also an UFO flying overhead with a countdown timer set to three turns (after which it'll take the bros out ''[[DeathFromAbove but good]]''). At their current power level, it's barely possible to take down ''one'' of these guys in that time frame. \\
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This segues into the Babies pulling off a BigDamnHeroes and using these same three Shroobs as a tutorial fight for Bros. Items.
* HubLevel: Princess Peach's Castle in the present functions as this since the characters never venture outside of the present-day castle. Notably enough, this is the only game in the series to feature a HubLevel, as all the other ones feature interconnected overworlds instead.

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* GoingForTheBigScoop: Kylie's personal goal in the game is to write a book about the Shroob Invasion. Although she gets eaten by Yoob and Petey Piranha, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she succeeds.]]
* GoldColoredSuperiority: The This game had has the Koopeleon, which appears in the early area of Toadwood Forest, followed by a golden version of a early mook them that appears halfway through the game. much later inside Thwomp Volcano. Although this the gold one has lower health than the original, it compensates by having a higher defense and attack power.
* GreenHillZone: GreenHillZone:
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As soon as the adventure really begins the brothers are transported to a grassy area on the outskirts of Hollijolli Village. Cue the MoodWhiplash as soon as the brothers reach town. town.
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The main area of Yoshi's Island is also rather green.
* HopelessBossFight: When Mario and Luigi first encounter the Shroobs, they get drawn into a fight with three Shroob enemies. Each of these enemies has about 15 HP and a simple attack pattern... but there's also an UFO flying overhead with a countdown timer set to three turns (after which it'll take the bros out ''[[DeathFromAbove but good]]''). At their current power level, it's barely possible to take down ''one'' of these guys in that time frame. \\
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This segues into the Babies pulling off a BigDamnHeroes and using these same three Shroobs as a tutorial fight for Bros. Items.
* HubLevel: Princess Peach's Castle in the present functions as this since the characters never venture outside of the present-day castle. Notably enough, this is the only game in the series to feature a HubLevel, hub level, as all the other ones feature interconnected overworlds instead.



* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Not exactly "killed", but the Shroobs have a ''frustratingly'' chronic habit of invoking this. Whenever a character tries to explain a single word about the Cobalt Star [[spoiler:and what it contains]], he or she '''will''' be [[AndIMustScream shroobified]] before getting to finish. The only exception is [[spoiler:[[DamselInDistress Princess Peach]] herself, who instead gets interrupted ''constantly'' until [[SpannerInTheWorks Baby Bowser]] fully reassembles the star]]. Toadbert is initially an exception because he's suffering from amnesia, though he does show her a picture detailing Peach's battle with what appears to be Princess Shroob.

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* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Not exactly "killed", but the Shroobs have a ''frustratingly'' chronic habit of invoking this. Whenever a character tries to explain a single word about the Cobalt Star [[spoiler:and what it contains]], he or she '''will''' ''will'' be [[AndIMustScream shroobified]] before getting to finish. The only exception is [[spoiler:[[DamselInDistress Princess Peach]] herself, who instead gets interrupted ''constantly'' until [[SpannerInTheWorks Baby Bowser]] fully reassembles the star]]. Toadbert is initially an exception because he's suffering from amnesia, though he does show her a picture detailing Peach's battle with what appears to be Princess Shroob.



** When you first arrive in the past, the first area has a bouncy, lively rendition of the original Mario theme, but then you get to Hollijolli village, where you have a sad version of "Jingle Bells".



** When you first arrive in the past, the first area has a bouncy, lively rendition of the original Mario theme, but then you get to Hollijolli village, where you have a sad version of "Jingle Bells".



** She ''does'' look perfectly happy in her official artwork, though.



* PointOfNoReturn: '''''Nastily''''' used in case you do not open up the pipe to the underground level of Present's Peach's Castle after you clear Thwomp Volcano from the inside. The bros will never be able to access the upper levels and stay locked out from every other area except Toad's Town and Star Shrine from the past. You can only fix this by ''starting over''.

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* PointOfNoReturn: '''''Nastily''''' used in case you do not open up the pipe to the underground level of Present's Peach's Castle after you clear Thwomp Volcano from the inside. The bros will never be able to access the upper levels and stay locked out from every other area except Toad's Town and Star Shrine from the past. You can only fix this by ''starting over''.PointOfNoReturn:



** Prof. E. Gadd. Egad. [[DontExplainTheJoke Geddit?]]

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** The returning Prof. E. Gadd. Egad. [[DontExplainTheJoke Geddit?]]Egad!



* ShoutOut: The Snoozorb's appearance and sleepy motif brings to mind an infamous Metroid boss.
** There are various references, such as the opening, the mothership crash and Princess Shroob's chair, that pretty much make the game a Mushroom Kingdom [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds War of the Worlds]].

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* ShoutOut: The Snoozorb's appearance and sleepy motif brings to mind an infamous Metroid boss.
**
There are various references, such as the opening, the mothership crash and Princess Shroob's chair, that pretty much make the game a Mushroom Kingdom [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds War of the Worlds]].Worlds]].
%% The Snoozorb's appearance and sleepy motif brings to mind an infamous Metroid boss.



* SoleEntertainmentOption: The arcade housed in a freakin' ''VOLCANO''!

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* SoleEntertainmentOption: The arcade housed in inside a freakin' ''VOLCANO''!



* SoundtrackDissonance: Unlike how you'd expect a happy Christmas-themed music track from a place called Hollijolli Village, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb4bz4kkNhM it actually sounds extremely depressing once you do get there after it was razed to the ground by the Shroobs]].

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Unlike how you'd SoundtrackDissonance:
** You'd
expect a happy Christmas-themed music track from a place called Hollijolli Village, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb4bz4kkNhM but it actually sounds extremely depressing once you do get there after it was razed to the ground by the Shroobs]].



** A less apparent example occurs with [[spoiler: Princess Shroob disguising herself as Peach to take over the Mushroom Kingdom of the present. It is quite clear that the Mario Bros. and their baby counterparts are the only people in the Kingdom capable of fighting off the Shroob invasion, so every time they return to the present before the Shroobs are defeated, they are leaving the past Kingdom completely vulnerable to Shroob takeover. Princess Shroob shouldn't ''need'' to go to the present because the present Peach's Castle should be Shroob Castle without anyone to fight against it over the timeskip.]]

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** A less apparent example occurs with [[spoiler: Princess [[spoiler:Princess Shroob disguising herself as Peach to take over the Mushroom Kingdom of the present. It is quite clear that the Mario Bros. and their baby counterparts are the only people in the Kingdom capable of fighting off the Shroob invasion, so every time they return to the present before the Shroobs are defeated, they are leaving the past Kingdom completely vulnerable to Shroob takeover. Princess Shroob shouldn't ''need'' to go to the present because the present Peach's Castle should be Shroob Castle without anyone to fight against it over the timeskip.]]



--> Peach: [[spoiler: "But I cannot allow that to happen!"]]

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--> Peach: [[spoiler: "But '''Peach:''' [[spoiler:But I cannot allow that to happen!"]]happen!]]



--> Princess Shroob: "Now it's your turn...[[spoiler: [[OhCrap SIS]]-[[SealedEvilInACan TER!!]]]]

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--> Princess Shroob: "Now '''Princess Shroob:''' Now it's your turn...[[spoiler: [[OhCrap [[spoiler:[[OhCrap SIS]]-[[SealedEvilInACan TER!!]]]]
26th Oct '17 4:45:11 AM Jubileus57
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRKvvVJ-gGE theme]] from the destroyed, Christmas-themed Hollijolli Village features sleigh bells. Rarely has this trope been used in such a ''depressing'' way.

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** * SnowySleighBells: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRKvvVJ-gGE theme]] from the destroyed, Christmas-themed Hollijolli Village features sleigh bells. Rarely has this trope been used in such a ''depressing'' way.
26th Oct '17 4:44:34 AM Jubileus57
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRKvvVJ-gGE theme]] from the destroyed, Christmas-themed Hollijolli Village features sleigh bells. Rarely has this trope been used in such a ''depressing'' way.
19th Oct '17 4:11:20 PM rjd1922
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[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mario2.jpg]]

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3rd Oct '17 7:57:03 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* {{Gaslighting}}: Yep, in a ''Mario'' game. [[spoiler:It's done by the Star Gate to Luigi as part of its Secret Test of Character.]]



* SealedEvilInASixPack: The protagonists spend the game collecting several shards of the Cobalt Star. Only when they collect and put the pieces together do they realize that the star [[spoiler:actually contained the leader of the invading aliens who was trapped inside by Princess Peach, and that by putting the star together, they release her.]]

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* SealedEvilInASixPack: Or in this case, a [[IncrediblyLamePun five-pack]]. The protagonists spend the game collecting several shards of the Cobalt Star. Only when they collect and put the pieces together do they realize that the star [[spoiler:actually contained the leader of the invading aliens who was trapped inside by Princess Peach, and that by putting the star together, they release her.]]



* ThatLiarLies: The Star Gate accuses [[spoiler: Luigi of this when Luigi was only given three options instead of 4: Everyone! The Star Gate is the true liar but it's all part of a test.]]

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* ThatLiarLies: The Star Gate accuses [[spoiler: Luigi [[spoiler:Luigi of this when Luigi was only given three options instead of 4: Everyone! The Star Gate is the true liar but it's all part of a test.]]
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* EvolvingTitleScreen: There are three variants of the title screen depending on progression. The first features just the older Bros shouting "Nintendo!" at the [=AlphaDream=] logo and posing on the clock hands; this stays from the start of the game to when the Bros are defeated at Hollijolli Village. For the brief time when the babies are the only party members (saving on the Koopa Cruiser and resetting is the only chance to see it), they replace the older Bros for both the shout and the clock hands. Once the duos are united, the third title screen stays for the rest of the game, featuring all the Bros shouting "Nintendo!" and having four clock hands total.
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