History VideoGame / PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor

22nd Sep '16 7:45:39 PM Sammettik
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** Like Beldam, Hooktail had a long history of [[spoiler:serving the Shadow Queen and devouring innocents]]. She simply [[VillainExitStageLeft relocated after Chapter 1]]. And unlike Beldam, She ''didn't'' apologize and likely ''wouldn't'' change her ways.

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** Like Beldam, Hooktail had a long history of [[spoiler:serving the Shadow Queen and devouring killing innocents]]. She Returning to her castle after chapter 1 reveals she simply [[VillainExitStageLeft relocated after Chapter 1]]. elsewhere]]. And unlike Beldam, She ''didn't'' apologize and likely ''wouldn't'' ''won't'' change her ways.
22nd Sep '16 7:42:04 PM Sammettik
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* InterspeciesRomance: Implied with Princess Eclair and the Chestnut King from the ''Super Luigi'' books. Though neither character's species is explicitly said, Luigi swooning about her beauty implies the Princess was human, while the Chestnut King's Japanese name suggest he is [[spoiler: a goomba]].


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** Like Beldam, Hooktail had a long history of [[spoiler:serving the Shadow Queen and devouring innocents]]. She simply [[VillainExitStageLeft relocated after Chapter 1]]. And unlike Beldam, She ''didn't'' apologize and likely ''wouldn't'' change her ways.
19th Sep '16 12:07:29 AM Cakeman
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* AndIMustScream: You know those black chest spirits that [[CursedWithAwesome "curse" you?]] [[spoiler:Those are the four heroes that sealed away the Shadow Queen, but she laid a curse on them beforehand to trap them.]]

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* AndIMustScream: You know those Played for laughs with the black chest spirits that [[CursedWithAwesome "curse" you?]] you.]] [[spoiler:Those are the four heroes that sealed away the Shadow Queen, but she laid a curse on them beforehand to trap them.]]



* ArcVillain: A few chapters have villains who are threats in their own right but are unconnected to Grodus' plans.
** Chapter 1 has Hooktail. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that she has brothers who are connected to the main plot, but she herself seems divorced from it]].
** Chapter 3 has [[spoiler:Grubba. He's simply using the Crystal Star to further his youth. He actually has no relation to the main plot outside the chapter and doesn't appear again after being defeated]].
** Chapter 4 has [[spoiler:Doopliss]], who curses the people of Twilight Town to become pigs [[spoiler:and steals Mario's name and body. Although he later becomes connected to the main plot when he joins the Shadow Sirens]].
** [[spoiler:Smorg]], the Chapter 6 boss, was originally supposed to be something that Beldam summoned to hinder Mario, but this was cut for some reason, leading to it just being [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere some random menace that showed up to stop the train at Riverside Station and hitched a ride while it was stuck there.]]
* ArtifactMook: [[TheGoomba Goombas]] are encountered during chapter 6 in Riverside Station, despite the fact that they are far too weak to pose a threat by that point.

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* ArcVillain: A few chapters have villains who are threats in their own right but are unconnected to Grodus' plans.
plans, with the notable exception being Lord Crump.
** Chapter 1 has Hooktail.Hooktail, a dragon who eats Koopa Troopas. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that she has brothers who are connected to the main plot, but she herself seems divorced from it]].
** Chapter 3 has [[spoiler:Grubba. He's simply using the Crystal Star to further his youth. He actually has no relation to the main plot outside the chapter and doesn't appear again after being defeated]].
defeated, being replaced with Jolene who takes over the Glitz Pit]].
** Chapter 4 has [[spoiler:Doopliss]], Doopliss, who curses the people of Twilight Town to become pigs [[spoiler:and steals Mario's name and body. Although he later becomes connected to the main plot when he joins the Shadow Sirens]].
** [[spoiler:Smorg]], Chapter 5 has Cortez, who was a pirate captain when he was still alive and guards his treasure and island even in death. [[spoiler:Unlike the other examples, Cortez actually does a HeelFaceTurn and helps Mario defeat Lord Crump, who had disguised himself as a sailor.]]
** Smorg,
the Chapter 6 boss, was originally supposed to be something that Beldam summoned to hinder Mario, but this was cut for some reason, leading to it just being [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere some random menace that showed up to stop the train at Riverside Station and hitched a ride while it was stuck there.]]
* ArtifactMook: [[TheGoomba Goombas]] are encountered during chapter 6 in Riverside Station, despite the fact that they are far too weak to pose a threat by that point. The same applies to the regular X-Nauts in the X-Naut Fortress.



** [[spoiler:When the Shadow Queen is finally released from her crypt and possesses Princess Peach, it quickly becomes apparent that she will not listen to Grodus as he had thought. After destroying him, she then offers Mario a DealWithTheDevil.]]



** You could also count [[spoiler:Mario in his Waluigi outfit when he equips the W Emblem and the L Emblem.]]

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** You could also count [[spoiler:Mario in his Waluigi Wario outfit when or his Waluigi, depending on whether he equips both the W Emblem and L emblem or just the L Emblem.]]W emblem.]
18th Sep '16 8:06:30 PM BURGINABC
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** In Chapter 2, Punio states the secret entrance to the Great Boggly Tree won't be labelled "Secret Entrance", [[CaptainObvious or else it wouldn't be a secret entrance.]] When you get [[WhiteDwarfStarlet Flurrie]] and have to use [[BlowYouAway her power]] to reveal the entrance, it turns out it WAS labelled "Secret Entrance", complete with neon lights. Punio, surprisingly, [[FailedASpotCheck doesn't realize the]] irony.

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** In Chapter 2, Punio states the secret entrance to the Great Boggly Tree won't be labelled "Secret Entrance", [[CaptainObvious or else it wouldn't be a secret entrance.]] When you get [[WhiteDwarfStarlet Flurrie]] and have to use [[BlowYouAway her power]] to reveal the entrance, it turns out it WAS labelled "Secret Entrance", complete with neon flashing lights. Punio, surprisingly, [[FailedASpotCheck doesn't realize the]] irony.
17th Sep '16 9:53:59 PM BURGINABC
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** The one time you catch the Pianta Syndicate [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything doing anything really bad]] is in the prologue, when Tony and Vinny beat up a passing pair of Robbo Gang members (Gus and Garf?), which lets you know that Rogueport isn't just rough around the edges, but actually dangerous.

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** The one time you catch the Pianta Syndicate [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything doing anything really bad]] is in the prologue, when Tony and Vinny ambush and beat up a passing pair of Robbo Gang members (Gus and Garf?), which lets you know that Rogueport isn't just rough around the edges, but actually dangerous.
17th Sep '16 9:32:46 PM BURGINABC
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** The one time you catch the Pianta Syndicate [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything doing anything really bad]] is in the prologue, when Tony and Vinny mug a passing pair of Robbo Gang members (Gus and Garf?), which lets you know that Rogueport isn't just rough around the edges, but actually dangerous.

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** The one time you catch the Pianta Syndicate [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything doing anything really bad]] is in the prologue, when Tony and Vinny mug beat up a passing pair of Robbo Gang members (Gus and Garf?), which lets you know that Rogueport isn't just rough around the edges, but actually dangerous.
17th Sep '16 9:21:36 PM BURGINABC
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Beldam and the Shadow Sirens. Despite loyally serving and unleashing an unspeakable horror upon the earth, they get off with a few apologies and promises. Doopliss even goes on to be an actor with Flurrie]].

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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[[spoiler:Beldam and the Shadow Sirens. Despite loyally serving and unleashing an unspeakable horror upon the earth, they get off with a few apologies and promises. Doopliss even goes on to be an actor with Flurrie]].Flurrie]].
** Cortez never gets called out on the fact that he [[spoiler: devoured the souls of several members of the audience to restore his HP]]. It is never brought up again afterwards and does not serve as an obstacle to his [[spoiler:DefeatEqualsFriendship with Mario and co.]]
11th Sep '16 8:27:57 PM Goldenface007
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** Any time you need to use [[spoiler:Vivian's ability]] to get an unseen, hiding NPC to reveal themselves, most notably while finding the ghost in Chapter 6.
4th Sep '16 12:05:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Since the audience is what provides Mario with his Star Power, some of the bosses have the ability to devour the audience to restore health. In Lord Crump's case, he actually weaponizes the audience against Mario using the Magnus Von Grapple 2.0.
1st Sep '16 2:54:09 PM Sammettik
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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Grodus learns this the hard way after unsealing the Shadow Queen]].

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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Grodus learns this believed the hard way after unsealing the Shadow Queen]].Queen was bound to serve the one who released her. She isn't]].



* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Subtle, but you can only continue by [[spoiler:having your body-switched fake Mario defeat the real Mario]]. Makes sense at the time, when the player doesn't realize [[spoiler:they've been switched]].
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