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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: WordOfGod had said that he originally wanted [[spoiler:Donkey Kong]] to be [[spoiler:Mario's real killer,]] but abandoned this when he found out that the character has no 16-bit sprites in the proper art style. [[spoiler:[[RonTheDeathEater This is probably for the best]].]]


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler:the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''', [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3'''.]]

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* AssPull: The end of ''Part 2'': ''[[spoiler:[[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler:the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''', ''Part 1'', [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', ''Part 2'', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3'''.''Part 3''.]]



* ShockingSwerve: The end of '''Part 2''': ''[[spoiler:[[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.



* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The game provides a few for a few characters, explaining their role to tie it all together. A notable one, [[Videogame/SuperMarioRPG Smithy]] is [[spoiler:one of the same stars that are born from wishes, ''except'' this wish was for MightMakesRight, which was utterly contrary to all the rest. Turning into a ParadoxPerson, shunned by the others and cast down into the earth, this star survived long enough to encase itself in metal to keep itself alive, and set out to make its fundamental wish true by hand]].

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The game provides a few for a few characters, explaining their role to tie it all together. A notable one, [[Videogame/SuperMarioRPG Smithy]] is [[spoiler:one of the same stars that are born from wishes, ''except'' this wish was for MightMakesRight, which was utterly contrary to all the rest. Turning into a ParadoxPerson, shunned by the others and cast down into the earth, this star survived long enough to encase itself in metal to keep itself alive, and set out to make its fundamental wish true by hand]].hand]].
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler:the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''' [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3'''.]]

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler:the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''' 1''', [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3'''.]]


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler:the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''' '[[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3'''.]]

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler:the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''' '[[BringMyBrownPants [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3'''.]]


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: After part 3 and 4's releases, some fans tend to question [[spoiler:why they hadn't followed and fought with Mario until the final parts after Wart's defeat nor do we ever have a potential team up with both the Mushroom Kingdom AND the Koopa Kingdom against Wart and his minions.]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: After part 3 and 4's releases, some fans tend to question [[spoiler:why they the Toads hadn't followed and fought with Mario until the final parts after Wart's defeat nor do we ever have a potential team up with both the Mushroom Kingdom AND the Koopa Kingdom against Wart and his minions.]]



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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: After part 3 and 4's releases, some fans tend to question [[spoiler:why they hadn't followed and fought with Mario until the final parts after Wart's defeat nor do we ever have a potential team up with both the Mushroom Kingdom AND the Koopa Kingdom against Wart and his minions.]]


!!The animation



* ShockingSwerve: The end of '''Part 2''': ''[[spoiler:[[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.

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* ShockingSwerve: The end of '''Part 2''': ''[[spoiler:[[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.significance.

!!The Videogame/DwarfFortress mod
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The game provides a few for a few characters, explaining their role to tie it all together. A notable one, [[Videogame/SuperMarioRPG Smithy]] is [[spoiler:one of the same stars that are born from wishes, ''except'' this wish was for MightMakesRight, which was utterly contrary to all the rest. Turning into a ParadoxPerson, shunned by the others and cast down into the earth, this star survived long enough to encase itself in metal to keep itself alive, and set out to make its fundamental wish true by hand]].


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler: the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''' '[[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3'''.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Wart]],]] particularly the part where [[spoiler: [[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]],]] might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom'' were uploaded.
* ShockingSwerve: The end of '''Part 2''': ''[[spoiler: [[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''' '[[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3'''.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Wart]],]] particularly the part where [[spoiler: [[NearVillainVictory [[spoiler:[[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]],]] might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom'' were uploaded.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: WordOfGod had said that he originally wanted [[spoiler:Donkey Kong]] to be [[spoiler:Mario's real killer,]] but abandoned this when he found out that the character has no 16-bit sprites in the proper art style. [[spoiler:[[RonTheDeathEater This is probably for the best]].]]
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ShockingSwerve: The end of '''Part 2''': ''[[spoiler: [[NotMeThisTime ''[[spoiler:[[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.


* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Wart]],]] particularly the part where [[spoiler: [[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]],]] might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom were uploaded.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Wart]],]] particularly the part where [[spoiler: [[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]],]] might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom Kingdom'' were uploaded.


* ShockingSwerve: The end of Part 2: ''[[spoiler: [[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.

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* ShockingSwerve: The end of Part 2: '''Part 2''': ''[[spoiler: [[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being hilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler: the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''' '[[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3''']].
* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Wart]],]]< particularly the part where [[spoiler:[[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]],]] might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom were uploaded.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being hilarious. BloodyHilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler: the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in '''Part 1''' '[[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in '''Part 3''']].
3'''.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Wart]],]]< Wart]],]] particularly the part where [[spoiler:[[NearVillainVictory [[spoiler: [[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]],]] might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom were uploaded.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being hilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler: the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in Part 1, [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in Part 2, and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in Part 3]].
* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler:it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler: Wart]], particularly the part where [[spoiler:[[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]]]], might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom'' were uploaded.
* ShockingSwerve: The end of Part 2: [[spoiler:[[NotMeThisTime "The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!"]]]] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being hilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler: the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in Part 1, [[BringMyBrownPants '''Part 1''' '[[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in Part 2, '''Part 2''', and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in Part 3]].
'''Part 3''']].
* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler:it's [[spoiler: it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler: Wart]], [[BigBad Wart]],]]< particularly the part where [[spoiler:[[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]]]], dead]],]] might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom'' Kingdom were uploaded.
* ShockingSwerve: The end of Part 2: [[spoiler:[[NotMeThisTime "The ''[[spoiler: [[NotMeThisTime (The Koopas were innocent!]] [[SequelHook Wart killed Mario!"]]]] Mario!)]]'']] There is a bit of foreshadowing, but it's blink-and-you-miss-it, and there's no way a first-time viewer would pick up the significance.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being hilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler: the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in part 1, [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in Part 2, and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in part 3]].
* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler:it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler:Wart]], particularly the part where [[spoiler:[[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]]]], might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom'' were uploaded.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being hilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler: the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu]] in part Part 1, [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in Part 2, and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in part Part 3]].
* HilariousInHindsight: Randy Solem was directly inspired to make this series after watching the earlier fan film, ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers''. In the final part of that story, [[spoiler:it's revealed that Mario succumbs to DeathByDespair after getting everyone else killed]]. With that context, the battle with [[spoiler:Wart]], [[spoiler: Wart]], particularly the part where [[spoiler:[[NearVillainVictory Mario is thrown off the castle to the spikes below, while everyone thinks Luigi is still dead]]]], might seem like a ShoutOut, except for the fact that ''Mario Brothers'' was not completed until after all four parts of ''Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom'' were uploaded.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being hilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler:the deaths of the first two Lakitu in part 1, Bowser in part 2, and Luigi in part 3]].

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Much of the violence in the film is so extreme that it ends up being hilarious. Special points go to [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the deaths of [[EatenAlive the first two Lakitu Lakitu]] in part 1, Bowser [[BringMyBrownPants Bowser]] in part Part 2, and Luigi [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Luigi]] in part 3]].

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