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Blood Whistle is a Super Mario Bros. creepypasta based off of Super Mario Bros. 3. It takes the form of a blog of a rather melodramatic college student as he plays through a ROM Hack titled SMB3:BW that turns out to be full of "realistic blood." Much Purple Prose and other assorted hilarity ensues as the student proceeds to take everything far, far too seriously.

Blood Whistle provides examples of:

  • 13 Is Unlucky: The author notes at one point that it is currently June 13th, "the unlucky number, the unlucky day."
  • Accidental Misnaming: Roy and Ludwig are referred to as "Ray" and "Von", the latter of which is at least understandable since his full name is Ludwig Von Koopa.
  • Apocalyptic Log: The story begins with a note stating that Bradley killed himself in his dorm room shortly after his last blog entry.
  • Arc Words: "Hear its cry" appears three times in the creepypasta in reference to the Blood Whistle.
  • Artistic License – History: June 11th is mentioned as the date of D-Day when it was actually June 6th.
  • Big "WHY?!": Mario does this after suffering during World 2.
    Mario slowly turned his head towards me and uttered a single question through tears and blood: "w-w-why?"
    I myself asked the very same question. Why would they treat him as an animal- if not less- for their amusement? Why would someone initiate the genesis of such a horrid contraption?
  • Bond One-Liner: After disemboweling Bowser and all six of his sons with a dagger, Princess Toadstool turns next to Mario, telling him: "They got a little sharp with me so I pushed them over the EDGE! Hehehe..."
  • Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: Bradley believes that the Mario within the rom hack is fully sentient. His reactions to the rest of the hack, along with there being no indication that the hack itself is cursed or possessed in some way, imply he's just delusional.
    You're probably wondering as to why I complacently talk about Mario as if he's a human being. A human who suffers pain, sorrow, depression, starvation, and thirst like the rest of us. A human who is also capable of feeling happiness, remorse, goodwill and love like anyone else. It's because I am thoroughly convinced that he is.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite being part of the vanilla game, Wendy and Pipe Land (World 7) don't appear at all in the hack. Only the former is noted in the story.
  • Devoured by the Horde: Mario is torn apart and eaten alive by Bowser and four of the Koopalings, and then again by a pack of demons.
  • Driven to Suicide: Bradley takes his own life by plunging a recorder through his trachea.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: The experience of playing the game clearly took a toll on Bradley, leading him to plunge a recorder into his trachea.
    My whole life before I hit up on my arrow keypad was completely different. I was happy. I was normal. I could wake up in the morning recognizing my own reflection, being absolute about my safety. Now it's lies. All lies. I know that as of what happened today, my life will become an infernal hell in which every day will be a futile struggle to retain my own sanity. After finishing this wretched collage of electronic dejection, I will embrace death like a long lost lover with open arms.
  • Hearing Voices: In World 2-1, Bradley starts hearing whispering voices saying "let the whistle guide you" and "the instrument of blood plays the sweetest tune" in time with a reversed version of the overworld music.
  • The Illuminati: After seeing pyramids with eyes watching him, pentagrams and "other satanic symbols" in the background, the author wonders if the romhack was created by the Illuminati for one purpose or another.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Blood Whistle flies down on its own and stabs Mario through the chest. It does this more than once.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It isn't until Mario's final message to the player that anything seemingly supernatural happens with the game - and even that is just Mario addressing the player by his real name, which could be brushed off as either a coincidence, or a deliberate prank from the friend who sent Bradley the game. This makes his Sanity Slippage over playing it all the more inexplicable.
  • Mood Whiplash: The blog goes from the narrator being excited to find the potential secret and seeing what it has to offer to wishing he hadn't unlocked it and declaring the game the bane of his existence.
  • Number of the Beast: "666" is one of the various demonic symbols added to the backgrounds.
  • Purple Prose: The guy uses some pretty flowery descriptions to describe the torment he goes through.
    Well, I did it. I managed to clench the fickle fibers of my perception of reality long enough to play through world two. I have come to the conclusion that whoever made this is completely and utterly deranged. There’s been a rusted gear or a broken spring in the mechanics of their sadistic mind. Their only purpose in creating this mod was to mentally and psychologically flagellate the naïve soul poor enough to take the bait of its mysterious origin.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The "possessed Princess Toadstool" is described as having gleaming red eyes.
  • Shout-Out: "I've seen some pretty scary occurrences with emulator games before. Just look at BEN."
  • Skewed Priorities: The author admits that the game made him more depressed than when his grandfather passed away when he was young.
  • That Man Is Dead: The possessed Peach claims this at the end of the game.
    "The Princess Peach you used to know is long gone. The power of the Blood Whistle consumed that girl and made way for me."