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* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of them have some slightly improved stats), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. In real life the question of "quality vs. quantity" informs most manufacturing industries and it's a common belief that mass production results in lower quality products.

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* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of them have some slightly improved stats), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. [[note]]Specifically, Smithy is not taking into account how powerful Mario and his party have become since the beginning of the game, and as a consequence, has not scaled the Machine Mades' stats accordingly, making them very easy to take down.[[/note]] In real life the question of "quality vs. quantity" informs most manufacturing industries and it's a common belief that mass production results in lower quality products.

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* "Then we could get rid of all wishes, and create a world filled with...WEAPONS!!!" From a metaphorical perspective, Smithy's speech can be considered foreshadowing because...
** The main theme of the Final Fantasy series was changing from Medieval Fantasy to Sci-Fi.
** Squaresoft would leave Nintendo and go to Sony.
** The main trend of video games was changing from "kid-friendly" to "mature audiences".

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* After the first boss fight against Bowser, a cutscene with Exor descending from the clouds and destroying the Star Road as he falls straight into Bowser's Keep is shown. After the title of the game disappears, the Star Road's fragments AKA the Star Pieces are seen falling. It's an easy-to-miss detail, but if you line up Bowser's Keep to the rest of the World Map, you'll notice that the falling Pieces' directions indeed line up to the locations you find each of them throughout the game.


* All of the characters have PlayingCardMotifs when they use their special attacks: Mario has spades, Mallow has clubs, Bowser has diamonds, Peach has hearts, but Geno has... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers stars.]] But Geno isn't from the Mushroom Kingdom, he's an otherworldly being, so of course he doesn't fit with the card motif!

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* All of the characters have PlayingCardMotifs when they use their special attacks: Mario has spades, Mallow has clubs, Bowser has diamonds, Peach has hearts, but Geno has... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers stars.]] But Geno isn't from the Mushroom Kingdom, he's an otherworldly being, so of course he doesn't fit with the card motif!motif!
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* Smithy is vaguely mechanical-looking. The design of the battleground of the second fight against him features a number of Smithy-esque heads littering the area. How many more Smithies are there? [[GreaterScopeVillain Who is making them?]]


* Why does it rain when Mallow cries? Because [[spoiler: he's a cloud]].
* All of the characters have PlayingCardMotifs when they use their special attacks: Mario has spades, Mallow has clubs, Bowser has diamonds, Peach has hearts, but Geno has... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers stars.]] But Geno isn't from the Mushroom Kingdom, he's an otherworldly being, so of course he doesn't fit with the card motif!

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* I used to think that people were exaggerating whenever someone said that Luigi didn't get enough attention (even before Advertising/TheYearOfLuigi, the guy had [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion his own game]]! You certainly don't see Nintendo making any Waluigi games, do you?!), but after playing through this game, I can certainly see where they'd get that idea. Throughout the game, people are constantly idolizing Mario, asking him to jump the same way people IRL would ask a famous actor to quote something they've been in, and yet despite the fact that Luigi has defeated Bowser just as many times as Mario and would undoubtedly be a useful ally in this adventure, he's not even mentioned aside from hearing his wish and his cameo during the end credits. Hell, unless you assume that these brothers live in separate houses, Luigi doesn't even get his own ''bed''! With this much negligence, it's no wonder Luigi's depression ended up manifesting as the Negative Zone in [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]!

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* Why does it rain when Mallow cries? Because [[spoiler: he's a cloud]].
* All of the characters have PlayingCardMotifs when they use their special attacks: Mario has spades, Mallow has clubs, Bowser has diamonds, Peach has hearts, but Geno has... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers stars.]] But Geno isn't from the Mushroom Kingdom, he's an otherworldly being, so of course he doesn't fit with the card motif!

!!FridgeHorror

* I used to think that people were exaggerating whenever someone said that Luigi didn't get enough attention (even before Advertising/TheYearOfLuigi, the guy had [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion his own game]]! You certainly don't see Nintendo making any Waluigi games, do you?!), but after playing through this game, I can certainly see where they'd get that idea. Throughout the game, people are constantly idolizing Mario, asking him to jump the same way people IRL would ask a famous actor to quote something they've been in, and yet despite the fact that Luigi has defeated Bowser just as many times as Mario and would undoubtedly be a useful ally in this adventure, he's not even mentioned aside from hearing his wish and his cameo during the end credits. Hell, unless you assume that these brothers live in separate houses, Luigi doesn't even get his own ''bed''! With this much negligence, it's no wonder Luigi's depression ended up manifesting as the Negative Zone in [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]!
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* I used to think that people were exaggerating whenever someone said that Luigi didn't get enough attention (even before TheYearOfLuigi , the guy had [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion his own game]]! You certainly don't see Nintendo making any Waluigi games, do you?!), but after playing through this game, I can certainly see where they'd get that idea. Throughout the game, people are constantly idolizing Mario, asking him to jump the same way people IRL would ask a famous actor to quote something they've been in, and yet despite the fact that Luigi has defeated Bowser just as many times as Mario and would undoubtedly be a useful ally in this adventure, he's not even mentioned aside from hearing his wish and his cameo during the end credits. Hell, unless you assume that these brothers live in separate houses, Luigi doesn't even get his own ''bed''! With this much negligence, it's no wonder Luigi's depression ended up manifesting as the Negative Zone in [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]!

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* I used to think that people were exaggerating whenever someone said that Luigi didn't get enough attention (even before TheYearOfLuigi , Advertising/TheYearOfLuigi, the guy had [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion his own game]]! You certainly don't see Nintendo making any Waluigi games, do you?!), but after playing through this game, I can certainly see where they'd get that idea. Throughout the game, people are constantly idolizing Mario, asking him to jump the same way people IRL would ask a famous actor to quote something they've been in, and yet despite the fact that Luigi has defeated Bowser just as many times as Mario and would undoubtedly be a useful ally in this adventure, he's not even mentioned aside from hearing his wish and his cameo during the end credits. Hell, unless you assume that these brothers live in separate houses, Luigi doesn't even get his own ''bed''! With this much negligence, it's no wonder Luigi's depression ended up manifesting as the Negative Zone in [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]!



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* All of the characters have PlayingCardMotifs when they use their special attacks: Mario has spades, Mallow has clubs, Bowser has diamonds, Peach has hearts, but Geno has... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers stars.]] But Geno isn't from the Mushroom Kingdom, he's an otherworldly being, so of course he doesn't fit with the card motif!


* Why does it rain when Mallow cries? Because [[spoiler: he's a cloud]].

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* Why does it rain when Mallow cries? Because [[spoiler: he's a cloud]].cloud]].

!!FridgeHorror

* I used to think that people were exaggerating whenever someone said that Luigi didn't get enough attention (even before TheYearOfLuigi , the guy had [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion his own game]]! You certainly don't see Nintendo making any Waluigi games, do you?!), but after playing through this game, I can certainly see where they'd get that idea. Throughout the game, people are constantly idolizing Mario, asking him to jump the same way people IRL would ask a famous actor to quote something they've been in, and yet despite the fact that Luigi has defeated Bowser just as many times as Mario and would undoubtedly be a useful ally in this adventure, he's not even mentioned aside from hearing his wish and his cameo during the end credits. Hell, unless you assume that these brothers live in separate houses, Luigi doesn't even get his own ''bed''! With this much negligence, it's no wonder Luigi's depression ended up manifesting as the Negative Zone in [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]!

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** Giving a specific real life comparison, it's like how many people don't like redecos of Transformers toys because they use the same mold, and one of the problems that can happen is that the molds used gets damaged so future versions of those products get defects. the molds may be getting damaged from making so many copies, or he's just using a material of different quality for each of them


* Valentina's AGlassOfChianti is a margarita, her Japanese name. She's so egotistical her TrademarkFavoriteFood is a drink named after herself!

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* Valentina's AGlassOfChianti is a margarita, her Japanese name. She's so egotistical her TrademarkFavoriteFood is a drink named after herself!herself!
* Why does it rain when Mallow cries? Because [[spoiler: he's a cloud]].


* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of them have slightly improved stats), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. In real life the question of "quality vs. quantity" informs most manufacturing industries and it's a common belief that mass production results in lower quality products.

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* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of them have some slightly improved stats), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. In real life the question of "quality vs. quantity" informs most manufacturing industries and it's a common belief that mass production results in lower quality products.


* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of their stats are slightly improved from the originals), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. In real life it's a common belief that mass production tends to result in lower quality products.

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* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of their stats are them have slightly improved from the originals), stats), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. In real life the question of "quality vs. quantity" informs most manufacturing industries and it's a common belief that mass production tends to result results in lower quality products. products.


* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of their stats are slightly improved from the originals), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. This may have been inspired by a real life common belief that mass production tends to result in lower quality products.

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* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of their stats are slightly improved from the originals), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. This may have been inspired by a In real life it's a common belief that mass production tends to result in lower quality products.


* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of their stats are slightly improved from the originals), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. This may be inspired by a real life common belief that mass production results in lower quality products.

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* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of their stats are slightly improved from the originals), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. This may be have been inspired by a real life common belief that mass production results tends to result in lower quality products.


* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of their stats are slightly improved from the originals), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. In real life it's a common belief that mass production results in lower quality products.

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* The mass produced Machine Made copies of Smithy's lieutenants are of [[DegradedBoss lower quality]] than the originals and are much easier to defeat as a result (though some of their stats are slightly improved from the originals), implying that Smithy is sacrificing quality for quantity so he can quickly build a new army for a second invasion of Mario's world. In This may be inspired by a real life it's a common belief that mass production results in lower quality products.

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