Heartwarming / Super Mario Bros. Z

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Luigi is frozen with fear trying to protect his brother. But that's what makes him braver than the rest of us.

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     Original Run 
  • Episode 4:
    • After recounting the tragedy of Mobius, Sonic asks in earnest if Mario and Luigi are still willing to help him gather the Chaos Emeralds now that they know about Mecha Sonic. Mario and Luigi respond by transforming into their cape forms and announcing who they are, reaffirming their mission. Sonic calls them awesome for it.
  • Episode 7:
  • Episode 8:
    • Shadow's reason for acting so out of character is revealed through a very quick flashback to be the result of his friends Rouge and Omega being murdered by Mecha Sonic. Although mostly a Tear Jerker, it still shows he truly cared enough about them to let vengeance overshadow his logic.
    • At least twice throughout the episode, Sonic has moments bringing him awfully close to Byronic Hero status, but Mario is quick to make sure he's okay, and brings him back to his usual self. Truly an inspiring change from the old rivalry their fans always perceived them as.
     Reboot 

     Real Life 
  • Just one day after the first episode was made public, Alvin's patreon reached $5.6k in donations. It goes to show how supportive the fans are of Alvin now that he's given the series another chance.
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