History VideoGame / PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor

18th Jul '17 9:55:57 AM Juliet
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* PopQuiz: A Thwomp in the game's introduction area pops up to ask you some basic questions. Near the end of the same area he returns for Round 2, this time in a cybernetic version.

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* PopQuiz: A Thwomp in the game's introduction area pops up to ask you some basic questions. Near the end of the same area game he returns for Round 2, this time in a cybernetic version.



* PowerupMount: Yoshi, a baby BoisterousBruiser that can carry a plumber three times his size and still move twice as fast as his passenger.

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* PowerupMount: Yoshi, a baby BoisterousBruiser that can carry a plumber three times his size and still move twice as fast as his passenger. Bonus points in chapter 5, where he has to carry Flavio as well.
9th Jul '17 3:18:47 PM PrincessGwen
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Mario, uh...mounts and rides...Yoshi in a very unfortunate-looking fashion, especially consindering Mario's at least twice as big.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Mario, uh...mounts and rides...Yoshi in a very unfortunate-looking fashion, especially consindering considering Mario's at least twice as big.
3rd Jul '17 3:16:15 PM Sammettik
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** Parakarry appears early in the game.



** One of the Hammer Bros. inside of the locker room mentions that his grandfather used to hang around in [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Level 7-1.]]
** Lady Bow, your Boo partner from the first game, appears in Poshley Heights after the game is complete.
** Koopa Koot, the NPC responsible for a sidequest in the first game, gets a mention when Bowser visits Poshley Heights.



* ContinuityNod: At the beginning of the game, Parakarry from ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'' game delivers a letter to the Mario Bros. In the [[PlayableEpilogue post-game]], you can meet another of your party members from ''VideoGame/PaperMario64''. There would've been more than just the two, but they were DummiedOut. Jr. Troopa can also be seen in the background of a picture attached to e-mail sent to Mario by Zip Toad. Also, in Hooktail's castle, the note written by a dead Koopa is addressed to his son Kolorado, an NPC in the first game.

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* ContinuityNod: At the beginning of the game, Parakarry from ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'' game delivers a letter to the Mario Bros. In the [[PlayableEpilogue post-game]], you can meet another of your party members from ''VideoGame/PaperMario64''.''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', Bow. There would've been more than just the two, but they were DummiedOut. Jr. Troopa can also be seen in the background of a picture attached to e-mail sent to Mario by Zip Toad. Also, in Hooktail's castle, the note written by a dead Koopa is addressed to his son Kolorado, an NPC in the first game.



** Podley and Podler's race is never specified, but they're almost unmistakably Beanish, in a reference to ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''.



** If you try to cheat the lottery, confess to Lucky, save the game, and repeat the first two steps, Lucky will instantly end the game.



* PaperThinDisguise:
** Lord Crump, to the point where he breaks the fourth wall to tell the player to not tell Mario.
** Every single disguise in this game is [[IncrediblyLamePun paper thin]].

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* PaperThinDisguise:
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PaperThinDisguise: Lord Crump, to the point where he breaks the fourth wall to tell the player to not tell Mario.
** Every single disguise in this game is [[IncrediblyLamePun paper thin]].
Mario.



** Luigi's tales are actually shout-outs to other games.



** Probably unintentional, but the X-Nauts salute by [[Music/TheWall crossing their arms to create an X.]]



** Podley and Podler's race is never specified, but they're almost unmistakably Beanish, in a reference to ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''.
2nd Jul '17 12:39:28 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ChickMagnet: Every female party member kisses Mario when they join ... must be the [[BadassMustache 'stache]]. Even [[{{Jerkass}} BELDAM]] thinks he's handsome. What can we say? Chicks dig the [[BadassMustache 'stache.]]

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* ChickMagnet: Every female party member kisses Mario when they join ... must be the [[BadassMustache 'stache]]. Even [[{{Jerkass}} BELDAM]] ''[[{{Jerkass}} Beldam]]'' thinks he's handsome. What can we say? Chicks dig the [[BadassMustache 'stache.]]


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* DancingWithMyself: During one of the interludes, Princess Peach waltzes with a hologram of herself provided by TEC.
20th Jun '17 6:09:44 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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* CulturalTranslation: The Pianta Syndicate are styled like the {{Yakuza}} in the Japanese version, but in overseas releases they were switched to a [[TheMafia Mafia]] stereotype.



* TheMafia: Yes, really: the Pianta Syndicate. [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything They never really do anything]], though, aside from the beating up some members of a rival gang (they may be selling "protection" to the Robbo Theives on the east side) in the beginning and selling (scalping?) tickets.


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* {{Yakuza}}: Yes, really: the Pianta Syndicate. [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything They never really do anything]], though, aside from the beating up some members of a rival gang (they may be selling "protection" to the Robbo Theives on the east side) in the beginning and selling (scalping?) tickets.
20th Jun '17 4:15:36 PM fruitstripegum
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* StrangeSalute: The X-Nauts have one where they cross their arms to resemble an X.



* StrangeSalute: The X-Nauts have one where they cross their arms to resemble an X.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** We never do get to see what became of Bowser and Kammy at all during Goombella's travels when she tells Mario what everyone is up to. Heck, the last time they're ever seen in the game is [[spoiler:lying in defeat in the Palace of Shadow just before the final boss fight, and they disappear after you leave the room and aren't mentioned at all during the ending]]. However, this being the constant BigBad of Mario games, he's bound to return.
** Though Prince Mush says he's ready to get back into the ring following Chapter 3, his BonusBoss fight was DummiedOut and thus he ends up vanishing from the game entirely.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** We never do get to see what became of Bowser and Kammy at all during Goombella's travels when she tells Mario what everyone is up to. Heck, the last time they're ever seen in the game is [[spoiler:lying in defeat in the Palace of Shadow just before the final boss fight, and they disappear after you leave the room and aren't mentioned at all during the ending]]. However, this being the constant BigBad of Mario games, he's bound to return.
** Though Prince Mush says he's ready to get back into the ring following Chapter 3, his BonusBoss fight was DummiedOut and thus he ends up vanishing from the game entirely.
20th Jun '17 4:12:58 PM fruitstripegum
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* TheMafia: Yes, really: the Pianta Syndicate. [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything They never really do anything]], though, aside from the beating up some members of a rival gang (they may be selling "protection" to the Robbo Theives on the east side) in the beginning and selling (scalping?) tickets.
* MagicMap: The game begins when Princess Peach is tricked into unlocking a chest with one of these inside. She gets kidnapped for her trouble, but she manages to send it to Mario with the promise of adventure just in time. While mostly blank at first, whenever it's presented to the Thousand Year Door, new territory spontaneously appears on the parchment (even distinctly modern locations like the Glitz Pit and Poshley Heights) leading the way to a new Crystal Star. Of course, knowing where the Crystal Stars are is no guarantee that somebody else is already after them.



* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Beldam is this, as Grodus appeared to be the Big Bad right up until he succeeded at summoning the Shadow Queen, only to get zapped into nothing but a head, and it was revealed that he'd been manipulated all along.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Grodus [[spoiler:and Doopliss.]] Both are topped by [[spoiler:Beldam, the true Big Bad of the game.]]
* MarathonLevel: The Pit of 100 Trials.



* TheMafia: Yes, really: the Pianta Syndicate. [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything They never really do anything]], though, aside from the beating up some members of a rival gang (they may be selling "protection" to the Robbo Theives on the east side) in the beginning and selling (scalping?) tickets.
* MagicMap: The game begins when Princess Peach is tricked into unlocking a chest with one of these inside. She gets kidnapped for her trouble, but she manages to send it to Mario with the promise of adventure just in time. While mostly blank at first, whenever it's presented to the Thousand Year Door, new territory spontaneously appears on the parchment (even distinctly modern locations like the Glitz Pit and Poshley Heights) leading the way to a new Crystal Star. Of course, knowing where the Crystal Stars are is no guarantee that somebody else is already after them.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Beldam is this, as Grodus appeared to be the Big Bad right up until he succeeded at summoning the Shadow Queen, only to get zapped into nothing but a head, and it was revealed that he'd been manipulated all along.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Grodus [[spoiler:and Doopliss.]] Both are topped by [[spoiler:Beldam, the true Big Bad of the game.]]
* MarathonLevel: The Pit of 100 Trials.
20th Jun '17 4:12:02 PM fruitstripegum
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* LethalJokeCharacter: The Danger Mario build requires Mario to become one. For most of the game, he'll need to have no health upgrades, and he'll die in only 1-2 hits. The lethal part comes when you have enough badges to turn him into the massively-evasive GlassCannon he becomes near the end.
* LethalJokeItem: One of the Attack FX badges comes in handy when facing Hooktail. Who would've known that a [[WeaksauceWeakness cricket sound effect]] would be anathemic to a giant dragon?



* LethalJokeCharacter: The Danger Mario build requires Mario to become one. For most of the game, he'll need to have no health upgrades, and he'll die in only 1-2 hits. The lethal part comes when you have enough badges to turn him into the massively-evasive GlassCannon he becomes near the end.
* LethalJokeItem: One of the Attack FX badges comes in handy when facing Hooktail. Who would've known that a [[WeaksauceWeakness cricket sound effect]] would be anathemic to a giant dragon?
2nd Jun '17 12:38:19 PM MarsJenkar
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* MacGuffinDeliveryService: When the heroes confront Magnus von Grapple 2.0; Crump announces that he plans to beat Mario & Co. to take the six Crystal Stars they had; thus, the X-Nauts would have all seven (as he was guarding that one). [[SubvertedTrope Mario and his party defeat Crump and Magnus, and take the Crystal Star he was guarding]]. [[spoiler:Played straight shortly after, when the party is tricked into believing the villains had entered ahead of them thanks to the enchantment on the door weakening. Justified; the enchantment ''was'' weakening--which is one reason Mario & Co. had to gather the Crystal Stars; they would need them to ''re-seal'' the door should it open of its own accord.]]
1st May '17 8:40:38 PM intastiel
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* KillEnemiesToOpen: In the Pit of 100 Trials, Mario and his companions face off 100 rooms, each with enemies that must all be beaten before a pipe to the next lower level appears.
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