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The destruction/Reconstruction of the Star Road splintered the Mario reality.

Before Smithy smashed the Star Road, he used it to have his wish granted: that he could conquer the Mushroom World. His wish transformed the Mushroom World into an RPG World, suited for him to take over. When the Star Road was rebuilt, it created two branching reality: one negating the events of the game and branching into the 3D/Platform games, where Bowser remains agressively evil, and another where the events of Mario RPG did happen, which branches off into the rest of the RPG games, where Bowser is seen more as an annoyance than an outright king of evil.

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This is the Final mario adventure chronologically

Either Bowser would stop kidnapping Peach out of gratitude for her help in retaking his castle, or more likely, would be smart enough to realize that both Mario AND Peach are strong enough to take out villains much more powerful than him.

  • Bowser is Princess Kidnapping junky. Regardless of whatever gratitude he might have, he still relapses.

In this game, Mario is a Jumplomancer
He is capable of some truly epic leaps (it's possible, for example, to get 100 jumps in a row) that only do falling damage on the opponent and not himself; in the case of 100 jumps, this earns him a nifty item; in another, he convinces a terrified citizen of Mushroom Kingdom that he is indeed the legendary Mario by jumping.

That second Mario in Jonathan Jones's ship is actually a Duplighost.
He must've been spying on Mario from off-screen then decided to turn into him for kicks. He snuck off to that room off to the side, but Mario ended up walking in on him.

The "higher authority" that Geno answers to is the Star Spirits from Paper Mario.
When not in doll form, "Geno" (or whatever his name really is) appears as a small sparkling star. He's a grown "star" like the Star Spirits, and they're his superiors.

Smithy is Robot Santa Claus from Futurama.
At some point in Futurama's relative future, Robot Santa is defeated and exiled to a limbo dimension. Swearing revenge, Robot Santa rebuilds himself into an even more powerful body, learns how to use magic (or a close approximation of it) and builds a Living Weapon factory. His first target is the Mushroom Kingdom/World, possibly because he thinks it'll be easy to conquer and convert into a proper base, but Mario and the gang manage to defeat him before he returns to full power. The personality traits match up: he's ill-tempered and a Bad Boss, he seems to hate everyone else, and he destroys the Star Road since he thinks he's the only one who should be allowed to grant wishes.

Smithy is enraged out of loneliness
He appears from another dimension. A dimension that is nothing but a factory dedicated to making weapons, all handcrafted by Smithy himself. He is the god of this dimension. The smithy heads and other failed creations in his factory were his first attempts, to create other beings he can interact with. They were flawed, and eventually, Smithy became so enraged that he started making his creatures living weapons for the sole purpose of destroying things and set his sights on other worlds. And this all happens very shortly before the game, as a Shyster mentions, the factory was built a day before Mario and Co. arrive. In the dimension you run into duplicates of the member of the Smithy gang, that are apparently being mass produced. Since, in the actual game, you only run into one of each type, he probably staged the invasion before even creating much members of his army and was planning on sending more and more into the mario world, all out of a fit of anger.

Culex is either from The Sims or after his defeat with Mario, accidentally ended up in their universe
During the battle, Culex has four Crystals. The Wind Crystal looks extremely similar to the Green Crystal that controls the Sims. If the Crystals cannot function without Culex, maybe Culex is somewhere in the Sims universe controlling the people ... and you're actually playing as him!
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Peach's ??? is a tractor

There will eventually be a sequel some time in the near future.

Nintendo will someday get around the Geno copyright issue by having him possess a different toy
I'm surprised nobody's thought of this already. His name & appearance are both borrowed so so have him use different ones in later games.
  • That is an AWESOME idea!
  • The only problem is that Mallow and most of the enemies are copyrighted to Square and not Nintendo.
    • Nothing else from this game would have to appear in a future game for Geno to come back.
  • And then there was Super Mario Odyssey.

Alternatively, Nintendo already brought him back as the little Play-Yan/Night Walk guy
They're both associated with stars, and they haven't exactly addressed who the little guy is...

Count Down, the Giant Space Flea from Nowhere in the final dungeon, is actually the Factory's timekeeper
And by destroying it, Mario and his team have destroyed the one thing that kept all of the factory's "employees" (all machines) doing things at the right time. Hence why it's one of the first bosses there; defeating it will disrupt all of the Factory's activities!

Geno is a Luma.

Geno's true form is Luma-shaped, and he says he was sent to Mushroom World by "a higher authority." (Rosalina) Also, the Luma language (that Luma speaks at the end of Super Mario Galaxy 2) seems to be written in the same alphabet as Geno's real name, ??!?

  • Given that he refers to himself as a Star Spirit, it follows that all the Star Spirits of Star Road (seen in Paper Mario) are Lumas. Their special powers are due to extended exposure to the Star Rod.
    • The Seven Star Spirits are the gods of Mario. The are charged with creating and destroying great things and protecting the universe as well as overseeing and granting wishes/prayers. The Star Children are born to become Star Spirits. The Lumas are part of the cosmos themselves. They are born from dust from old galaxies, become new galaxies, and die into dust (eg. Star Bits).
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    • That and Geno is from the Star Road which is the plane that leads to the Star Spirits.

Culex is the leader, or at least the most powerful, of the Elemental Fiends.
Culex's true form is a demon whose lower body is trapped in ice, a description which fits Satan's appearance in Dante's Inferno, where the other Fiends got their names, perfectly. This would imply some sort of command over the others. Also, he has the four Overworld Crystals from FFIV when you battle him, and the music played during his fight is from the same game. The reason he doesn't appear in that game is because Golbez banished him for being too lenient towards his enemies (in SMRPG, he actually allows Mario to turn back if the party is unprepared).
  • Well, in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years; we know that the Fiends were all sent by "the Creator" to ally with villains to affect the evolution of different Final Fantasy worlds with Crystals in them. "Vanda" was one of those worlds. Given how the success of the "Smithy Incident" lead to the creation of the Paper Mario universe, he had a profound effect.

Mario and Co. didn't win against Smithy in Super Mario RPG. Culex, knowing this would cause a time paradox, decided to rewind the events and change some of the characters.
Unfortunately, Mario and Co. were not strong enough to win against Smithy. Culex, being the God of the Mushroom Kingdom, knew if Smithy won, the End of Days would come about, so he temporarily froze time and space in order to fix up things. Changing the past, he erased the events of Super Mario RPG from ever happening, turned Smithy and all his subordinates and affiliates into Lumas, turned Mallow into Toad (at first he erased the original Toad's existence; however, he knew that Mallow, now Toad, would have no partner to breed with, so he created Toad again in the form of Toadette), Geno into Polari (the dusk-black, older Luma from Galaxy 1) and eventually undid a branch in time and space, so in case the Apocalypse may happen in one world, the alternate future in another universe would prevent the heroes from being destroyed. Finally, he erased his memories and replaced them with new ones, turned himself into Rosalina. This is why Super Mario RPG is no longer acknowledged in canon; it never happened now.

Super Mario RPG is part of the Kingdom Hearts universe, and Smithy accidentally (or not) set off a Heartless invasion by destroying the Star Road.
In Super Mario World, the Star Road is intricately connected to pretty much every part of the overworld, letting Mario travel vast distances quickly (even straight to Bowser's front door). Almost as if it's the heart of the Mushroom Kingdom, right? Well, in Kingdom Hearts cosmology, the hearts of worlds are represented as stars, and a star going out is a sign that a world has been taken by Darkness. We also see amorphous dark blobs in this game (and no other Mario game) which are called Shadows and are dead ringers for their heartless counterparts in KH. What if destroying the Star Road allowed the Heartless to begin their own invasion of the Mushroom Kingdom concurrently with Smithy's? Fixing the Star Road might have bought the Mushroom Kingdom time, but with the heartless already having a foothold and no Keyblade wielders handy to repel them, it's only a matter of time before Mario and company have a bigger problem on their hands...
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