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** My guess is that the fanbase for this game just isn't large enough. It was apparently the ''Majora's Mask'' or ''Shantae'' of the SNES -- a game that came out on the cusp of a newser console's release, which led to it being heavily overshadowed. And the two games you've listed already feature very recognizable and marketable characters. I doubt that many people who haven't bought them already are going to do so just because Gene and Mallow are in them.

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** My guess is that the fanbase for this game just isn't large enough. It was apparently the ''Majora's Mask'' or ''Shantae'' of the SNES -- a game that came out on the cusp of a newser console's release, which led to it being heavily overshadowed. And the two games you've listed already feature very recognizable and marketable marketable ''Super Mario RPG'' characters. I doubt that many people who haven't bought them already are going to do so just because Gene and Mallow two of the more obscure ones are in them.


* Regarding the legal issues involving Square (Enix), this game's original characters like Geno and Mallow, and the ContinuityLockOut - let's assume that it's true that Square owns those characters and Nintendo can't use them without permission (because otherwise, how could Disney make a Franchise/KingdomHearts game for mobile phones without any involvement from Square, but Nintendo can't have the same treatment?). This troper believes that the reason for this is for Square to use those characters as a bargaining chip whenever they want to do something with Nintendo (because otherwise, what could they possibly want with characters that probably wouldn't fit anywhere ''outside'' of a Mario game?). So then why haven't these characters appeared in any other SE + Nintendo collaboration, such as VideoGame/MarioSportsMix or VideoGame/ItadakiStreet ?

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* Regarding the legal issues involving Square (Enix), this game's original characters like Geno and Mallow, and the ContinuityLockOut - let's assume that it's true that Square owns those characters and Nintendo can't use them without permission (because otherwise, how could Disney make a Franchise/KingdomHearts game for mobile phones without any involvement from Square, but Nintendo can't have the same treatment?). This troper believes that the reason for this is for Square to use those characters as a bargaining chip whenever they want to do something with Nintendo (because otherwise, what could they possibly want with characters that probably wouldn't fit anywhere ''outside'' of a Mario game?). So then why haven't these characters appeared in any other SE + Nintendo collaboration, such as VideoGame/MarioSportsMix or VideoGame/ItadakiStreet ??
** My guess is that the fanbase for this game just isn't large enough. It was apparently the ''Majora's Mask'' or ''Shantae'' of the SNES -- a game that came out on the cusp of a newser console's release, which led to it being heavily overshadowed. And the two games you've listed already feature very recognizable and marketable characters. I doubt that many people who haven't bought them already are going to do so just because Gene and Mallow are in them.

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**** No, the toy was able to attack hard enough to knock out a full-grown man even before the star spirit inhabited it.

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**** Yeah, but remember, the toy - before Geno-the-spirit animates it, when it's just a normal toy - has weapons powerful enough to ''knock out Mario.'' That's the reason that the spirit says that the Geno toy looked the most powerful (even more than the Mario and Bowser figures), but that reason itself ''makes no sense''.


** The long, overly complicated: Some people are just not very good at mentally linking concepts together, even when to others it seems like a no-brainer. This troper isn't exactly sure how to best explain it, but imagine that a young child is a really big fan of WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures , but didn't realize that Creator/JackieChan [[EskimosArentReal is a real person]]. If he had seen Jackie Chan in person or heard someone say the name "Jackie", he'd probably just write it off as merely a coincidence.

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** The long, overly complicated: Some people are just not very good at mentally linking concepts together, even when to others it seems like a no-brainer. This troper isn't exactly sure how to best explain it, but imagine that a young child is a really big fan of WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures , but didn't realize that Creator/JackieChan [[EskimosArentReal is a real person]]. If he had seen Jackie Chan in person or heard someone say the name "Jackie", he'd probably just write it off as merely a coincidence.coincidence.
* Regarding the legal issues involving Square (Enix), this game's original characters like Geno and Mallow, and the ContinuityLockOut - let's assume that it's true that Square owns those characters and Nintendo can't use them without permission (because otherwise, how could Disney make a Franchise/KingdomHearts game for mobile phones without any involvement from Square, but Nintendo can't have the same treatment?). This troper believes that the reason for this is for Square to use those characters as a bargaining chip whenever they want to do something with Nintendo (because otherwise, what could they possibly want with characters that probably wouldn't fit anywhere ''outside'' of a Mario game?). So then why haven't these characters appeared in any other SE + Nintendo collaboration, such as VideoGame/MarioSportsMix or VideoGame/ItadakiStreet ?


* Booster owns a Mario and Peach dolls. He knows about Mario's reputation of saving Peach. Yet minutes before the dolls are revealed Booster indicates he neither recognizes the real Mario nor knows who Peach is talking about when she calls for Mario. What gives?

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* Booster owns a Mario and Peach dolls. He knows about Mario's reputation of saving Peach. Yet minutes before the dolls are revealed Booster indicates he neither recognizes the real Mario nor knows who Peach is talking about when she calls for Mario. What gives?gives?
** The short, easy answer: Booster needed to have the mere concepts of ''crying'' and ''parties'' explained to him. It's clear that he's not exactly very bright.
** The long, overly complicated: Some people are just not very good at mentally linking concepts together, even when to others it seems like a no-brainer. This troper isn't exactly sure how to best explain it, but imagine that a young child is a really big fan of WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures , but didn't realize that Creator/JackieChan [[EskimosArentReal is a real person]]. If he had seen Jackie Chan in person or heard someone say the name "Jackie", he'd probably just write it off as merely a coincidence.


** To be fair, when Bowser cries, he's more restrained and makes a token effort not to draw attention to himself.

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** To be fair, when Bowser cries, he's more restrained and makes a token effort not to draw attention to himself.himself.
* Booster owns a Mario and Peach dolls. He knows about Mario's reputation of saving Peach. Yet minutes before the dolls are revealed Booster indicates he neither recognizes the real Mario nor knows who Peach is talking about when she calls for Mario. What gives?


*** If he's a highly popular doll, how come literally no one has ever heard of him? This is a world where people do that, everyone recognizes Mario by sight. If, I dunno, Woody from ''ToyStory'' came walking by in real life, people would be like "Hey, that's Woody!"

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*** If he's a highly popular doll, how come literally no one has ever heard of him? This is a world where people do that, everyone recognizes Mario by sight. If, I dunno, Woody from ''ToyStory'' ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' came walking by in real life, people would be like "Hey, that's Woody!"


*** If he's a highly popular doll, how come literally no one has ever heard of him? This is a world where people do that, everyone recognizes Mario by sight. If, I dunno, Woody from ''ToyStory'' came walking by people would be like "Hey, that's Woody!"

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*** If he's a highly popular doll, how come literally no one has ever heard of him? This is a world where people do that, everyone recognizes Mario by sight. If, I dunno, Woody from ''ToyStory'' came walking by in real life, people would be like "Hey, that's Woody!"


*** If he's a highly popular doll, how come literally no one has ever heard of him? This is a world where people do that --
everyone recognizes Mario by sight. If, I dunno, Woody from ''ToyStory'' came walking by people would be like "Hey, that's Woody!"

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*** If he's a highly popular doll, how come literally no one has ever heard of him? This is a world where people do that --
that, everyone recognizes Mario by sight. If, I dunno, Woody from ''ToyStory'' came walking by people would be like "Hey, that's Woody!"

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*** If he's a highly popular doll, how come literally no one has ever heard of him? This is a world where people do that --
everyone recognizes Mario by sight. If, I dunno, Woody from ''ToyStory'' came walking by people would be like "Hey, that's Woody!"

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*** Assuming that Geno's Spirit animated the doll and made it real there have been plenty of toys that have rocket fists and kung fu chopping action. Which also potentially answers the why do people sell upgrades for him? He could be a highly popular (or incredibly generic fits in with any set sort) doll and finding his new sword is no different from finding a new Power Ranger accessory.


* Why is Mallow considered the emo one? Bowser is seen crying just as often as him if not more, and generally for stupider reasons. And he writes poetry.

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* Why is Mallow considered the emo one? Bowser is seen crying just as often as him if not more, and generally for stupider reasons. And he writes poetry.poetry.
** To be fair, when Bowser cries, he's more restrained and makes a token effort not to draw attention to himself.


** Probably the same people who sell upgrades for the toy, which I must assume are in turn magically upgraded by Geno's star powers to be compatible with his new magical body. Another question to ask is that what does Gaz think after he receives the doll with its InfinityPlusOneSword attached?

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** Probably the same people who sell upgrades for the toy, which I must assume are in turn magically upgraded by Geno's star powers to be compatible with his new magical body. Another question to ask is that what does Gaz think after he receives the doll with its InfinityPlusOneSword attached?attached?
* Why is Mallow considered the emo one? Bowser is seen crying just as often as him if not more, and generally for stupider reasons. And he writes poetry.


** Probably the same people who sell upgrades for the toy, which I must assume are in turn magically upgraded by Geno's star powers to be compatible with his new magical body. Another question to ask is that what does Gaz think after he receives the doll with its InifinityPlusOneSword attached?

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** Probably the same people who sell upgrades for the toy, which I must assume are in turn magically upgraded by Geno's star powers to be compatible with his new magical body. Another question to ask is that what does Gaz think after he receives the doll with its InifinityPlusOneSword InfinityPlusOneSword attached?

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