Web Video: Mario & Luigi: The Mask


Mario & Luigi: The Mask is a Web Video/Fan Fic Crossover between Super Mario Bros. and The Mask. The fanfic can be read here, while the web series can be seen here.

The series first begins centuries in the past, when the Mushroom Kingdom and the Koopa Troop of that time join forces and chase down a creature that had ravaged both of their troops and homes. Upon tracking it down to a Warp Pipe, they bury it alive and use magic to seal it in, hoping that it will never be found and used again...

In the present day, having put up with constantly living in Mario's shadow and being seen as nothing but a joke and a cowardly sidekick for long enough, Luigi has grown sick and tired of it and wants nothing more than to be the big hero for once. He finally gets his chance when he finds the very object that the ancient Toads and Koopas sealed away long ago: the Mask of Loki.

Finding out the Mask's properties quickly, Luigi keeps it a secret from Mario and uses it to become a superhero he dubs Green Thunder; however, Green Thunder is incredibly impulsive and goofy, and often prolongs conflicts and leaves destruction in his wake.

To top it all off, a mysterious creature dubbed Ouroboros sides with Bowser and manipulates him into trying to find the Mask for himself...

Mario and Luigi: The Mask contains examples of the following tropes:'''

  • Absurdly Ineffective Barricade: Just like in the original movie, Green Thunder locks a door in Bowser's castle behind him, and then proceeds to block it with all kinds of random junk... only to find a whole slew of Bowser baddies right behind him.
  • Anti-Hero: Luigi's masked alter-ego, Green Thunder. He's really just trying to have fun, but he spends more time clowning and goofing around with the villains than actually taking them down.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Koopa Troop and Mushroom Kingdom of the prologue view the mask as such.
  • Canon Foreigner: Ouroboros, as well as Dave and Robert, the two Koopa plumbers, and Bowser's henchman Karnage.
  • Crossover: Between Super Mario Bros. and The Mask, with some of the more violent backstory of the original Mask comics.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Expy:
    • Luigi/Green Thunder = Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask
    • Tor Vault = Walter
    • Kylie Koopa = Peggy Brandt
  • Groin Attack: In episode 6, two Koopas who Luigi had earlier beat up and sent into space come flying back into Bowser's castle, smashing through a window. The first one nails Bowser where the sun don't shine, while the second hits him in the face and knocks him flat while he's screaming in pain.
  • Jerkass: Toadlop
  • Mask of Power: The Mask of Loki.
  • Painful Transformation: Happens the first time Luigi puts on the mask, but only the first time. Taking the mask off is far less painful.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Green Thunder normally remains in the form of a green-skinned, clean-shaven Luigi in a blue zoot suit and matching feathered hat.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Episode 8 features Green Thunder trying to break into a tower Mario's Castle Calamity style. Turns out it was his future self repelling him before telling him to go back in time and enter the castle two hours earlier using a blue outhouse called the Turdis.
  • Tornado Move: Green Thunder's trademark move, which he uses for attack or just to morph into something else.
  • The Vamp: Nadia in episode 9, who's also a water elemental.
  • Wedgie: In episode 3, both Karnage and Bowser get one from Green Thunder.