[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4548960/1/With-Big-Shells-and-Wings With Big Shells and Wings]] is a [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] fanfic written by abstow89 about Bowser gathering up ''every single villain'' the Mario Bros. have faced and then forming an evil league whose sole purpose is to finally defeat the Mario Bros. It's up to Mario, Luigi, and other allies to defeat Bowser and his team of minions before they take over the Mushroom Kingdom. As Mario and the gang venture through the Mushroom Kingdom, the narratives frequently change and explain what's happening on Mario's side of the story as well as Bowser's.

The story is known for being random, having NoFourthWall, and consists of lots of various action sequences, [[RunningGag and Kooper getting shot in the leg]]. The humor is sometimes [[RefugeInAudacity rather crude]] or just [[ToiletHumor flat-out disgusting]]. And although the story is rated "T" and has most of its swearing censored, the author isn't afraid to go into detail when it comes to {{Gorn}}.

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!! This fanfic contains examples of:

* AbortedArc: [[spoiler:''The entire fucking premise''. At first, the story is nothing more than Mario and his friends taking out Bowser's troops and boss characters one by one. But halfway into the story, Trowzer starts to take control, and Bowser's league is cast aside. At this point in the fanfic, Bowser isn't even the BigBad]].
* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Larry is brutally beaten to a pulp by Trowzer in chapter 53. He manages to stay alive long enough to say goodbye to Roy, Wendy, and Junior, and to tell them that Trowzer can be defeated]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: Red.
* AntiClimax:
** The "fight" against Big Lantern Ghost.
** [[spoiler:When Tubba Blubba and his remaining clubbas [[YouShallNotPass try to prevent Trowzer's army from advancing]], Shannon walks up to Tubba Blubba and splits his head open with a machete in a matter of seconds]].
* AnyoneCanDie: While the main heroes have PlotArmor, the [[MauveShirt Mauve Shirts]] and minor characters have been dropping like flies. Even major characters like [[spoiler:Yellow, Iggy Koopa, and Blaze]] aren't immune from death.
** And now we can add [[spoiler:Eddard]] and [[spoiler:Larry Koopa]] to the growing list of dead characters.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Larry is giving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Trowzer, he tells everyone that he's a cold-blooded sadist who gets off on torture [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and will backstab anyone and everyone whenever he gets the chance]]. And then he comments about his SmellyFeet and [[YouNeedABreathMint bad breath]].
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Invokved in chapter 43 when Lemmy jumps off a kart, kicks a dark koopa off a bike in mid-air, and then ''lands perfectly on the bike's seat and continues to drive it''.
--> '''Morton''': [[LampshadeHanging "How is it even physically possible to do what you just did?!"]]
--> '''Lemmy''': "Who gives a (censored)? [[RuleOfCool It looked cool!]]"
* AssholeVictim: Deacon. Jerry even lampshaded this.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Geno's infamous Geno Whirl move, which can kill anyone or anything in just one blow, even [[spoiler:dragons]]. Too bad he rarely ever hits his target.
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:Sharktail]] and [[spoiler:Dix]] were absent from the story for nearly twenty chapters. When they finally came back into the story, neither of them lasted more than five chapters; the former didn't even do much when he reappeared.
* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]: [[spoiler:Trowzer succeeds in everything he set out to do. He kills Bowser, takes over his castle, subdues the Mario Bros., crushes his brother's army, and even manages to kill two of Bowser's kids in the process]].
* BigBad: Bowser. [[spoiler:For the first portion of the story. But later on we find out that his brother is the...]]
** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Trowzer's really the one who's running the show]].
* BigBadDuumvirate: Bowser and Trowzer. [[spoiler:Temporarily]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Geno appearing ''from nowhere'' in chapter 3 and subsequently [[spoiler:saving the Mario Bros. by killing Gloomtail with his Geno Whirl move]].
* BittersweetEnding: For the heroes' story arc. [[spoiler:The Mario Bros. are defeated by Trowzer, and Kooper and Geno fail to retake Yoshi's Island and are captured by Trowzer's commandos. Even if things do get better, both of them are broken beyond repair; Kooper himself has lost all hope in getting rescued. However, Peach and Twink manage to escape from Trowzer and plan on informing everyone about his uprising, and Hooktail did promise Kooper and Geno that she'd return to Yoshi's Island with reinforcements...]]
* BlackAndGreyMorality:
** Bowser and his army aren't very cold-hearted. Sure, they're evil, but most of them are just PunchClockVillains, and their only goal is to defeat the Mario Bros. Even though they resort to harming, sometimes killing innocents, they only do it for the sake of baiting the Mario Bros. into a trap.
** Trowzer and his army, on the other hand, are more than okay will raping, torturing, and/or gruesomly killing anyone in their way. Some of his soldiers kill people [[KickTheDog just because they feel like it]]. Trowzer himself is directly and indirectly responsible for the deaths of ''at least'' five major characters, one of whom was brutally killed just because he couldn't control his anger.
* BlatantLies: Jerry's not good at keeping his obvious foot fetish a secret.
* BreakTheCutie:
** Eddard. He's captured by Trowzer's forces (although rescued later on), some of his friends are killed, [[spoiler:his village is burned down by Dracolin and his mother is presumably killed, he kills someone merely because he was angry, and then the only Yoshi he considered to be his father is executed right in front of him.]] To top all that off, [[spoiler:Eddard gets his brains blown, which is especially jarring since the author made it seem like he'd end up surviving through the story]].
** Black. It isn't until around chapter 51 that this trope hits him hard, and it gets worse as the story progresses. By chapter 55, Black is completely broken, and he even went as far as to list ''every single bad thing'' that has happened to him since [[spoiler:Yellow died]].
** Geno and Kooper. [[spoiler:They try so hard to drive out Trowzer's forces from Yoshi's Island, but in the end it proves to be pointless when both of them are cornered and later captured by Marcus' commandos. It doesn't help that both of them were forced to watch Ned get executed, which sent both of them into a HeroicBSOD]].
* BreathWeapon: The dragons (obviously), Bowser, Trowzer, and the putrid piranhas. Zorblax and several other putrid piranhas actually use their breath to poison several of Bowser's troops.
* BringMyBrownPants:
** Averted, and then played straight in chapter 48. Shortly before the big shootout in Western Land, Lemmy pees on the floor of the milk shop so he won't end up pissing himself like that guy from ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''. Morton, however, decides to hold it in, and unsurprisingly pees himself right when one of Trowzer's assailants finds him.
** PlayedForDrama in chapter 51 when Black vomits and then involuntarily pees himself [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone after being forced to kill an old friend]].
* TheBusCameBack: Some of the named minor characters who were absent for over ten chapters reappeared in later chapters and became [[MauveShirt Mauve Shirts]].
* ButtMonkey: Shannon.
* CerebusSyndrome: The story starts out as a hilarious fanfic with a few action scenes thrown in here and there. But halfway through the story, characters start to die, the level of humor decreases, and the amount of blood, gore, and death increases.
* CoDragons: Subverted with Kirzvolitken and Shannon. At first it looked like they would be Trowzer's [[TheDragon Dragons]], but one chapter after Shannon is introduced, [[spoiler:Kirzvolitken gets stabbed in the throat]].
* CombatPragmatist: In chapter 48, Harry and Barry run into a Sledge Bro. who tells them that they'll have to get through him (and his massive knife) to get to Trowzer's army. [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight Harry points a gun at him]].
--> '''Harry''': "[[DeadpanSnarker Shit]]. [[ShoutOut I forgot]] [[Series/{{Justified}} my knife]]."
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** '''Lemmy'''. He goes from being a minor PluckyComicRelief character to [[TookALevelInBadass Taking A Level In Badass]] and earning his own badass subplot filled with him killing several of Trowzer's men.
** Morton too. While it took him longer to show his badassness, it's clear that he learned a few skills from Lemmy by chapter 46.
** Jerry, a clumsy koopatrol with a foot fetish who can take on a team of dark koopas with guns and knives ''by himself''.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Larry, Tutankoopa, General Guy, and Henson are all killed with little effort by Trowzer. Although Larry does succeed in coaxing Trowzer into having a VillainousBreakdown before dying]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[MagnificentBastard Trowzer]].
* DeathByMaterialism: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] with [[spoiler:Dix]]. The only reason why he didn't just cut and run was because he knew he needed money to get as far away from Trowzer as possible. It still doesn't change the fact that if he had left the castle empty-handed, he might've lived.
* DeathIsDramatic: Subverted with almost everyone who's died so far. Except for [[spoiler:Jerry]] and [[spoiler:Larry]].
* [[DiscOneFinalBoss Decoy Antagonist]]: [[spoiler:Bowser]].
* DirtyCoward: Tubba Blubba.
* {{Doorstopper}}: The story's roughly 5,000 words away from being ''300,000 words long''.
* DownerEnding: For Bowser's story arc. [[spoiler:Bowser is killed by Trowzer, over half his troops are killed or driven out of Bowser's castle, two of his sons are dead, one's stuck in the middle of a blizzard, and his remaining children are forced to leave the castle in shame with the survivors. Soldiers who used to work for Bowser, like Green and Black, are fully aware of what kind of monster Trowzer is and realize that they're stuck working for him, unable to leave his army due to their fear of Trowzer killing them]].
* DramaticDrop: Lemmy drops his cell phone after hearing from Wendy that [[spoiler:Larry had been killed]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Done [[{{Egregious}} egregiously]] with Deacon.
* DyingToBeReplaced: [[spoiler:Kirzvolitken is killed by Lemmy in chapter 37 and Shannon quickly replaces his title as TheDragon for Trowzer]].
* EnemyMine: Hooktail. The only reason why she bothered working with Geno and Kooper was because she hates Trowzer and Dracolin more than she hates them.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Hooktail is utterly disgusted after she sees Dracolin [[spoiler:crush a Yoshi kid to death for no reason. It's because of this that Hooktail fully ends up having a HeelFaceTurn]].
* EvilerThanThou: When you compare Bowser with Trowzer, [[DesignatedVillain it's really hard to even call Bowser a villain]].
* ExcrementStatement: [[spoiler:Shortly after killing Dracolin, Hooktail squats over his corpse and shits on his head as payback for all the crude and disgusting jokes he played on her in the past]].
* {{Fartillery}}:
** Sharktail can both breathe ''and fart'' fire.
** Wario uses his Wario Waft technique to blind a group of dark koopas in chapter 46.
** Trowzer, of all characters, managed to catch [[spoiler:Basilisx]] off-guard in chapter 55 by farting in his face.
* FartsOnFire: When Bowser tries to teach Sharktail how to breathe fire, it comes out the wrong end...
* FauxAffablyEvil: Trowzer.
* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler:Larry]] has all the fingers on his left hand broken.
* ForcedToWatch: Trowzer's men force Dix to watch as he disects a koopa troopa ''alive''.
* {{Gasshole}}: Bowser and Dracolin.
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:When Hooktail and Dracolin are fighting, the Yoshi kids only see their shadows. And when Hooktail deals the killing blow, most of them shut their eyes until the screaming stops. And then they see a pool of blood oozing into their view when they open their eyes again...]]
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Dracolin dares Hooktail to eat a Yoshi kid just to see if she's still on Trowzer's side. [[spoiler:She doesn't though, and simply makes it appear like she ate him]].
* InfantImmortality:
** Lampshaded by Eddard.
--> '''Eddard''': "Kids don't ever die in stories or on TV shows. It's like we're bulletproof or something."
** Becomes all the more heartwrenching when [[spoiler:[[AvertedTrope Dracolin crushes a Yoshi kid to death in chapter 49]]]].
** [[spoiler:Eddard himself is killed in chapter 54]].
* InsultBackfire: Deacon gives Peach and Twink TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in chapter 49; he tells them that they're useless and contribute nothing to the story whatsoever. Peach responds by giving Deacon an even ''bigger'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, which actually fazes him and leaves him speechless.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
** Hooktail. She's more a DeadpanSnarker now as opposed to a {{Jerkass}}.
** Tallard too. There are definitely signs of him being a ShellShockedVeteran, which would explain his cynical behavior.
* KillEmAll: Out of the dozens of bank robbers who try to rob the Mushroom Kingdom Financial Security Counsel, only [[spoiler:the Koopa Bros.]] make it out alive.
* KilledOffForReal: As of the final chapter, we have [[spoiler:Gloomtail, Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Petey Piranha, Mallick, Darrik, Iggy Koopa, Yellow, Skipy, Elark, Blaze, Sharktail, Kirzvolitken, Dix, Benson, Steve, Dracolin, Tubba Blubba, Tutankoopa, General Guy, Henson, Bosley, Eddard, Larry Koopa, and Bowser]].
* KillTheCutie:
** Poor [[spoiler:Yellow...]]
** And [[spoiler:Eddard]].
* LargeHam: Bowser, Trowzer, and ''especially'' Morton.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: How Shannon kills [[spoiler:Steve]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Blaze]].
* MoodWhiplash: Most definitely. Chapter 51, for example, starts out with a MauveShirt being dramatically killed off before abruptly switching over to a DeusExMachina.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Marcus is visibly shocked after he [[spoiler:shoots Ned in the back of the head]]. In fact, he was shocked ''before'' he shot him, and actually seemed like he didn't want to do it.
* NoFourthWall: To the point where the characters can take out a copy of ''With Big Shells and Wings'' and ''burn or rip out the pages''.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:The Mario Bros. barely even scratch Trowzer when they go up against him]].
* NobodyPoops: '''''Horribly averted''''' at the end of chapter 20.
* ThePigpen:
** Roy.
** While Darrik himself wasn't really dirty, the house he lived in was severely unkempt.
* PottyFailure: Bowser in chapter 22, after he farts a little too hard.
--> '''Ludwig''': "Dad did you just soil your underwear?"
--> '''Bowser''': "NO!!" ({{beat}}) "Maybe..."
* PrecisionFStrike: There's swearing all over the story, but words like "fuck" and "shit" are usually censored. Up until chapter 39, anyway...
--> '''Dix''': "SHUT THE '''FUCK''' UP!"
--> '''Dix''': "I DON'T GIVE A SHIT!"
--> '''Bowser''': "''I will fucking kill you.''"
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Koopa Bros.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Green, upset over [[spoiler:Steve's death]], humiliates [[spoiler:Shannon]] in front of ''an entire squadron'' of Trowzer's troops.
** MauveShirt Deacon dishes one out to Peach and Twink for how useless they are. [[InsultBackfire It backfires]].
** Larry spends [[spoiler:the last few minutes of his life]] verbally abusing Trowzer with any insult he can think of.
* RedOniBlueOni: Inverted with Harry (a red Yoshi) and Barry (a blue Yoshi). Harry seems calmer and not as vicious as his older brother Barry. Interestingly, Harry has blue eyes, and Barry has red eyes.
* RunningGag:
** Kooper getting shot or stabbed in the leg.
** "I AM NOT A KID!"
** Everyone insulting or joking about Trowzer's smelly breath.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Yellow]].
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Larry]].
* SequelHook: The final chapter ''does'' end saying '''TO BE CONTINUED'''...
* SmellyFeet: It's been mentioned multiple times that Bowser has foul-smelling feet. And according to Larry, Trowzer's feet don't smell any better.
* SmugSnake: Shannon.
* SpoilerTitle: Chapter 55 is named [[spoiler:"Show No Tears". This is Basilisx's theme from ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'', which blatantly foreshadows his appearance in the chapter]].
* TheStarscream: Implied with [[spoiler:Shannon]].
* TheStoic: Geno and Mel.
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Basilisx from ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' appears in chapter 55 and shows Trowzer that he's still capable of turning people into stone]].
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Between Hooktail and Kooper.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Sweet Jesus, '''[[spoiler:LARRY.]]''' He's beaten to a pulp, bashed against the wall, floor, and various Bowser pedestals over and over again, has all the fingers on his left hand broken, has his right eye gouged out, is brutally beaten ''even more'', is nearly choked to death... [[{{Gorn}} Let's just say that the author wasn't shy about the details]].
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Harry and Barry.
* ToiletHumour: And quite a bit of it. Later chapters have less toilet humor in them, but it's still there.
--> '''Kooper''': [[LampshadeHanging "Jesus Christ, can we go five (censored) chapters without one shred of toilet humor?!"]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Ludwig and Lemmy. Full stop.
* UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness: Averted with Trowzer. Besides his bad breath, Trowzer isn't very dirty at all.
* UnfortunateName: Trowzer. ...Yeah.
* VillainousBreakdown:
** Trowzer goes through one in "Sal" after [[spoiler:he brutally beats the Mario Bros. to a pulp]]. Although he snaps out of it, he's obviously capable of having another breakdown.
** Shannon has one in chapter 50 after being the ButtMonkey for well over five chapters. Fed up with the incessant name-calling, [[spoiler:Shannon snaps, steals a machete from Barry, and brutally hacks Tubba Blubba apart with everyone watching. He then threatens everyone in Trowzer's army to never call him "bitch-boy" again, with blood covered all over his body. While everyone knows he's still a SmugSnake, they stop teasing him for the sake of not ending up like Tubba Blubba]].
** Trowzer has another, much more disturbing breakdown in chapter 53. [[spoiler:He kindly asks Larry to beg for his life before killing him, but after he refuses multiple times, Trowzer devolves into a feral monster and mercilessly beats Larry to the brink of death. His entire army was disgusted and scared of Trowzer after he dropped his affable nature, and it took ''fifteen'' soldiers to calm Trowzer down and to convince him to stop abusing Larry (who, by that point, was nothing more than a "bloated bloody sack of meat and bones"). Even after he got over his breakdown, his army ''was still'' afraid of him.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: The nameless badass white clubba from chapters 47 and 48.
* WhamEpisode:
** A few, but the biggest one would be "The Ninth Gate," which is when the author establishes that AnyoneCanDie.
** "Sal." [[spoiler:Dix is killed as he tries to flee from Trowzer's army, Bowser confesses to his army that Trowzer was EvilAllAlong, and when the Mario Bros. finally come face to face with Trowzer and fight him, ''THEY LOSE''.]]
** "Run Turtle Junk (Part 12)." [[spoiler:Kooper, Geno, and the other Yoshi rebels are cornered into a hut and surrounded by Marcus' soldiers, and to make matters worse, it's revealed that they've captured Bosley and Ned. Trowzer effortlessly kills Tutankoopa, Henson, and General Guy before having another VillainousBreakdown and beating Larry to a bloody pulp]].
** "Run Turtle Junk (Part 13)." [[spoiler:Marcus executes Bosley and then, shockingly, kills Ned too, causing everyone in the hut to go through a HeroicBSOD. Junior, Roy, and Wendy go back to find Larry, but shortly after they locate him, he dies. The three siblings break down sobbing and realize that Trowzer has utterly destroyed Bowser's army and has broken their family]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** [[spoiler:Ludwig]] was last spotted walking into a blizzard in the middle of Fahr Outpost, and [[spoiler:Doopliss]] was last seen wandering off into the jungles of Keelhaul Key.
*** Subverted with [[spoiler:Ludwig]] later on though when some...''thing'' picks him up and carries him off somewhere.
** [[spoiler:Where the hell are the Mario Bros.?!]]
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: {{Deconstructed}}, especially in the recent chapters. The author has no problem giving random mooks names, faces, personalities, and even having large portions of a chapter focus solely on a group of mooks. [[MauveShirt Of course, many of them are still killed off like faceless mooks]].
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:Basilisx is the only character so far who has managed to not only critically injure Trowzer, but has managed to kill or subdue every single soldier in his army]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:Even after Blaze captures Mario and his friends, Trowzer kills him anyway because he failed to kill them back in his suite]].
* YouNeedABreathMint:
** None of the characters are afraid to tell Bowser, Trowzer, or any of the dragons that their breath stinks.
** Morton. Lemmy remarks (after Morton gave him mouth-to-mouth) that he doesn't like to wake up smelling his "nasty-ass breath." Moments later he jokingly tells Morton to find some breath mints.
** Trowzer seems to be the butt of this trope. Any character who sees even a ''slight'' opportunity to insult or make fun of Trowzer's foul breath will take it.