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Mario & Luigi: The Seven Star Spirits is a completed fanfiction adaptation of the first Paper Mario game written by nintendoscript15.

An extended adaptation of Paper Mario 64, Mario and Luigi are invited to a brunch party at Princess Peach's castle with their longtime friend Jim Heeding, now a soon-to-be high school senior. Suddenly, in the middle of the party, Bowser uses an underground dungeon to lift Peach's castle into the stratosphere and take it over, imprisoning all the party guests as well as Jim. Not to mention him stealing the Star Rod from the Star Road and the seven Star Spirits earlier in the morning. Now, the Mario Bros must go out to save the Star Spirits on what might be the most dramatic adventure both will experience.

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  • Adaptation Name Change:
  • Adapted Out:
    • Kooper, Parakarry, and Sushie are cut out off the Mario Bros' partner list as they are not story-relevant. All minibosses, with the exception of Jr. Troopa and the Goomba Bros, are also cut out for the same reason.
    • The sidequests involving the Fuzzy ambush, the Yoshi Kids being trapped in Jade Jungle, and Raphael the Raven are omitted, shortening the trip to Koopa Bros Fortress and Mt. Lavalava, respectively.
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  • Armor-Piercing Question: While scolding Spike for siding with Huff N. Puff, Mario asks if his parents raised him to be a villain.
    Mario: Who even are you to not let anyone get their wishes granted?! Did your parents raise you this way?! Huh?! DID THEY?!
  • Astral Finale: The final battle takes place on a platform in the stratosphere just above Peach's castle.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: The Koopa Bros. reappear at the very end of Bowser's Castle to fight the Mario Bros, but the actual Recurring Boss, Jr. Troopa, scares the Koopa Bros. away, causing the last Bowser Door to be perpetually confused.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Mario and Peach kiss each other after the latter is saved following the final battle.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Peach does this when Bowser throws Mario out of the broken window at the end of their first battle.
    • Red Ninjakoopa lets out one after his Mecha Bowser robot is blown up and he falls into the dungeon below.
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    • Tutankoopa lets out one before his Chain Chomp swallows him whole.
    • The Crystal King screams this while falling to his death.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Mario and Luigi save Peach and the Star Spirits from Bowser and return the Star Rod to its original place. But Jim's permanent departure depresses Mario to the point where he starves himself and doesn't get any sleep for three straight days. He gets better during a trip to Australia where a young fan gives him motivational advice.
  • The Cameo: Yoshi and Red Yoshi briefly appear during Peach's second brunch party, specifically when Jim gives them a shout-out.
  • Clown Car: Bowser's Koopa Clown Car.
  • Cooldown Hug:
    • Luigi hugs Mario after the latter gets emotional from the skies clearing in Flower Fields.
    • Mario gives Bombette one in Crystal Palace after she's accidentally hurt during one of the Duplighosts' impostor puzzles.
    • Luigi hugs Mario again during the latter's intense apology.
  • Damsel in Distress: Princess Peach, as always. With the exception of that one scene where she attacks Bowser out of self-defense.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Right as Mario and Luigi save the last Star Spirit, Bowser visits Peach's room once more, trying to kiss her. Peach suddenly whacks Bowser in the face with a frying pan and pepper sprays his eyes.
  • Death Glare: Luigi gives Mario an angry glare while yelling at him for punching Jim.
  • Descending Ceiling: In Shy Guy's Toy Box, right as Luigi finds his diary, a spiked ceiling caves in from above, making everyone run away. Mario doesn't take it well, though.
  • Destination Defenestration:
    • After being defeated by Bowser the first time around, Mario is thrown out the broken window with an electric spell casted by Bowser.
    • During the ferry ride after getting the fifth Star Spirit, Jr. Troopa scares Mario enough to make him crash out the glass window in one of the quarters.
  • Disney Death:
    • Mario dies after being thrown out of Peach's castle by Bowser, but gets revived thanks to the Star Spirits' power.
    • On the ferry ride from Lavalava Island back to Toad Town, Mario nearly drowns after Jr. Troopa threw him out the quarter window. Luigi was able to perform CPR and revive Mario.
  • Disney Villain Death:
    • Goomboss and the Goomba Bros fall down a deep abyss after being defeated by Mario and Goombario.
    • The Crystal King clings onto a cliff, admitting his evil plans and lying he'll redeem himself. Not buying it completely, Mario sends the Crystal King to his doom.
    • Luigi tosses Jr. Troopa off Bowser's Castle's roof at the end of their last rematch.
    • Kammy Koopa is knocked off the Power Platform by Twink after being powered up thanks to Peach's praying.
  • Distressed Dude: Jim needs to be rescued from Bowser’s castle’s dungeon, but at the cost of him going insane from stressing about missing his first day of his high school senior year and his parents punishing him harshly.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Spike's real name is Lakilester, which he found offensive in school, being called "Lakiless Fortunate". Spike was able to change his name legally, but his parents still accidentally called him by his original name.
  • Face Your Fears: Luigi faces his ghost phobia in Forever Forest and Boo's Mansion, going through a panic attack midway through the latter location. He does warm up to Lady Bow after Tubba Blubba's defeat.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Mario tends to lose his temper at times; sometimes, it can get out of hand such as when he breaks Shiver City's mayor's front door.
  • Having a Blast: This trope is embodied in Bombette as her specialty is blowing things up.
  • Heavy Voice: Whenever Mario or Luigi use a Super Mushroom, their voice deepens in addition to them growing one foot taller than their normal height.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Spike changes from a villain to a hero after being lectured by Mario.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the middle of the final battle, Watt charges Bowser only to get overloaded by a lightning attack casted by the Star Rod. Bowser tosses Watt's pacifier overboard after she explodes.
  • Inelegant Blubbering:
    • Mario cries right as the skies clear in Flower Fields, culminating with a rainbow appearing in the distance.
    • After the final battle, Mario sobs very hard, still guilty about making Luigi yell at him and for punching Jim in the eye.
    • Jim breaks down during his farewell speech at Peach's second brunch party.
  • Just Eat Him: Tubba Blubba terrorizes the Boos by turning them into snacks.
  • Just in Time: Bowser encases Mario and Luigi in metal casings during the final battle and puts them in a catch-22 scenario. When the Mario Bros don't make a decision, Bowser prepares to burn them to death, but is attacked by an ice ball casted by Jim in his Ice form.
  • Lethal Lava Land: Mt. Lavalava.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang!: Used at certain points in Dry Dry Ruins when the Mario Bros and Dr. Kolorado solve the various puzzles within the ruins.
  • Live Item: The Mystical Key from Tubba Blubba's Castle, called Yakkey, is sentient and talks. Well, actually, screams in order to alert his master Tubba Blubba.
  • The Lost Woods: Forever Forest.
  • Madness Mantra: During the ride from the Star Road to Bowser's Castle, Mario murmurs, "Hang in there, Mario." over and over again.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • In Shy Guy's Toy Box, before the General Guy battle, a skittish Shy Guy guards a barrier of triangular blocks. Luigi tries to coax the Shy Guy into letting him and Mario pass only for the block barrier to be destroyed by Mario's Red Timebomb, scaring the Shy Guy away.
    • After Mario gives the Star Rod back to Eldstar, all the Star Spirits and Twink give their genuine thanks and say goodbye. But the mood suddenly changes from happy to sad when Mario starts feeling guilty about what he did to Jim and Luigi earlier.
  • The Nose Knows: A downplayed example. Kammy Koopa is able to discern that Peach is disguised as a Clubba because she smells nice.
  • Original Character: Jim Heeding returns as a supporting character following his debut in nintendoscript15's first fanfic Mario & Yoshi's Adventure Land.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Mario and Luigi team up alongside a fanboy of the Bros, a pink exploding tomboy, a ghostly Ojou, a baby spark of electricity, and a cloud-riding punk with self-esteem issues.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Instead of battling Spike like in the original game, Mario calls him out for darkening Flower Fields and not letting the flowers' wishes be granted. This persuades Spike to become a hero for the rest of the story.
    • Luigi gives Mario one after the latter punches Jim to snap him out of his insanity. This scares Mario so much that he has a hard time getting over it, as revealed in a future fanfic.
  • Sadistic Choice: In the middle of the final battle, Bowser gives Mario and Luigi two options after encasing them in metal casings: let him take over the world using the Star Rod, or push Peach off the Power Platform. Luckily, Jim comes in at the last second, allowing Mario and Luigi to not make a decision.
  • Sanity Slippage: For the entire three days Jim was locked in the dungeon, it appears at first that he’s calm and is willing to be patient. But later on, he gets angry about being cooped up in the small cell and destroys his cell phone. Eventually, he starts talking to himself as “Mij” and goes through different personality switches midway through before laughing nonstop at everything.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Shy Guy's Toy Box, a Clubba threatens Mario with his mace. But Mario grabs the mace, prompting the Clubba to run away.
  • Secret Diary: Bowser and Luigi each have one. The former is a minor plot point, as Peach reads it and relays tactical information to the Bros. Luigi's diary is stolen by the Shy Guys, but is successfully retrieved and brought back home.
  • Spot the Imposter:
    • Mario has to determine which of the two Bombettes in Shiver Mountain is the real one.
    • This puzzle is taken to a whole 'nother level in Crystal Palace where's five Bombettes with four being fakes. Unfortunately for the real Bombette, she gets injured by Mario's hammer, revealing the four Duplighosts posing as her.
  • Stress Vomit:
    • In Boo's Mansion, Luigi gets so scared of the Boos that he throws up in the midst of a panic attack.
    • Similar to Luigi, Mario suffers a panic attack in Crystal Palace thanks to the Duplighosts' trickeries, and throws up before passing out.
  • Swallowed Whole: The battle against Tutankoopa ends when Luigi throws the former's Chain Chomp at him. The Chain Chomp eats Tutankoopa whole before retreating into its den.
  • Tickle Torture: After Huff N. Puff is split off into multiple Tuff Puffs, the Tuff Puffs compress in on Mario and Luigi continuously, nearly tickling them to death.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: One of the Shy Guys steals a case of water from Toad Town's corner store. Mario and Luigi find only half the bottles remained intact, but give them back to the store nonetheless. The store owner doesn't seem to be appreciative and kicks out the Bros instead of thanking them.
  • Waking Up Elsewhere:
  • You Are Not Alone: At the very end, Mario takes a vacation in Australia to cope with his depression after Jim leaves the Mushroom Kingdom for good. There, a young fan named Jason lets Mario know that he'll always have someone to reach out to, even in bleak times.
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