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Green Toad: It's happening, Swee T.
Swee T: What's happening?
Green Toad: They found someone...to have a sleepover with!
Swee T: Good heavens! May the stars protect the poor soul...

The 3 Little Princesses is a 28-page Super Mario Bros. fan-comic by Yves Bourgelas (TheBourgyman). It begins with Rosalina becoming stranded on Earth. Peach and Daisy decide to have a sleepover together while Rosalina is stranded.

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In honor of the comic's ten-year anniversary, a sequel was started revolving around Daisy being jealous of Peach and Rosalina's friendship.

You can view a fan-dub by TatooPedigree here.


This comic provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Daisy and especially Peach, are much more petty, mischievous and self-centered than they normally are.
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Daisy is a bit more reserved than in the games — she's less boisterous and more prone to following Peach's lead. She also has some deep self-esteem issues, explored further in Part 2.
    • Usually a gentle and emotionally reserved All-Loving Hero in canon, Peach is much more energetic and emotional. Especially in Part 1. Part 2 also shows that she's insecure and prone to more negative emotions such as jealousy.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Both Daisy and Peach refer to Rosalina as "Rosie". They also like to call each other "dear" a bit.
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In Part 1. Mario brings along Luigi on his vacation because he's "someone he's sure nobody would capture". Their only appearance shows Mario completely bored of Luigi's story, wishing that someone would get kidnapped.
  • Body Horror: A bunch of Fighter Flies burst out of Rosalina's body head-first.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Peach is initially friendly with Rosalina, until the latter reveals she already knows Mario. Daisy laughs at the resulting "Who the hell are you?"
  • Duct Tape for Everything: Rosalina mentions getting by using cosmic duct tape to hold the observatory together until she can get to a mechanic.
  • Easily Forgiven: Peach takes Rosalina angrily calling her and Daisy out in stride and considers it water under the bridge. Daisy isn't so receptive to the idea, but one Death Glare is enough for her to consider otherwise.
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  • Even the Girls Want Her: After Daisy's makeover in Part 2 starts drawing all of the attention from the male Toads, Rosalina herself, while trying to back Peach's claims, ends up blushing while saying Daisy is very pretty in her classic form.
  • Fusion Dance: Implied when 8-Bit Daisy comes out of the mirror and clutches Modern Daisy's head and wishes for the two to be one again. The bright light and later reappearance of Classic Daisy only seems to support this. This is confirmed when Peach uses her wish on the Star Rod to return everything to how they were, which forces Classic Daisy to split back into Modern Daisy and 8-Bit Daisy.
  • Evil All Along: 8-Bit Daisy. One of the first things she does after being split from Modern Daisy and finding out she can summon others from the Retro Universe is to announce her intentions to make the world theirs. She follows by having her new minions dog pile and restrain Modern Daisy when she calls her out.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Peach in Part 2 slowly becomes this as Daisy was receiving a lot more attention than her with the classic look. Escalating to Peach stealing the Star Rod to split Daisy between her modern and past forms.
  • Here We Go Again!: The comic ends with Peach and Daisy stuck on the observatory until it can get fuel, at which point they declare a "SLEEPOVER!" again, much to Rosalina's horror.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Rosalina agreeing Daisy's classic look is pretty? Nothing suspect there. Agreeing while blushing, stammering and trying to hide said blush behind her wand? That's a bit more suspect.
  • Humiliation Conga:
    • Daisy gets put through one at the beginning of Part 2, after finding out that Peach has been spending all of her time with Rosalina. She goes throughout the Mushroom Kingdom and then throughout other video game realms looking for someone to be her friend with no success. Also, multiple people forget her name.
    • Classic Daisy's return puts Peach through one much longer than Daisy's. She gets attacked by a cataquack at her beach while trying to charm everyone, she's forced to pay Bowser's astronomically high bill after he runs away and she gets pounced on by a Chain Chomp, all while Daisy garners the attention from everyone around them.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: After realizing the cake mix had been switched with cement mix, Rosalina has this reaction when she licked the batter off the spoon.
  • Literal Split Personality: Peach's wish on the Star Rod splits Daisy into her modern self and Game Boy self.
  • Manchild: All three princesses.
    • Peach and Daisy act more like high school girls than royal sovereigns, being obsessed with sleepovers and displaying generally immature behavior. This immature behavior is explored in Part 2.
    • Rosalina never learned not to sit too close to the TV and still needs a light on when she sleeps. She apparently never finished growing up, given that she left for space when she was young and lost her mother early on.
  • Meaningful Name: Inverted. The fruit "peach" is named after Princess Peach, and the Peach Beach is named after the fruit. Rosalina is understandably very confused.
  • Medium Awareness:
    • When Daisy calls for Peach to come see Rosalina's eye, Peach tells her she didn't have to yell since she was just off-panel.
    • In part 2, past!Daisy explains everything in detail in between two pages, and notes that modern!Daisy's summary of said explanation saved a whole page.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Peach's selfish wish for Daisy to go back to normal is granted, at the cost of freeing 8-Bit Daisy into the modern world. 8-Bit Daisy was just happy existing in the modern world, but this convinces her that there's no way that Peach will allow that to happen... so she opts to conquer the modern world instead.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: When Daisy shows up in her classic form in part 2, the first thing she does is this, complete with her index finger extended right underneath her mouth.
  • Noodle Incident: Peach wakes up from an apparently reoccurring nightmare screaming for Bowser to stop feeding her tea. It's apparently something that happened to her once.
  • Oh My Gods!: Rosalina uses "Holy Star Bits".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Rosalina's iconic hairstyle hides a dilated eye that is sensitive to light. It apparently became dilated specifically because it is always covered.
  • Precision F-Strike: "TO HELL WITH THE DAMN LIGHT!"
  • Primal Fear: Rosalina can't sleep in her observatory as she has trouble sleeping without the lights on.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Rosalina finally snaps when she discovers Peach had the cosmic duct tape all along and forgot about it.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Rosalina delivers a devastating one to Peach and Daisy following the above-mentioned Rage Breaking Point:
    Rosalina: (to Peach) Don't you ever call me Rosie again, you poor, ridiculous imitation of a princess! Not only are you the most shallow and obnoxious being I have ever met, but you clearly don't have what it takes to be an adequate leader of a kingdom, let alone a good host for a sleepover!
    Rosalina: (to Daisy) Well, you aren't any better than your little friend! You're a pathetic stooge with no self-esteem whatsoever, who pretends to lead a kingdom that nobody has ever seen! Oh, and you're unspeakably loud and express yourself like a Spanish cow!
  • Royal Brat: Princess Peach gets a bad case of this in Part 2. She takes it personally when Daisy upstages her in front of her citizens.
  • Shout-Out:Loads to the Mario franchise, unsurprisingly:
    • On the first page of Part 1, Peach explains that Mario went on vacation without her after the last two times they went together. There, Luigi is regaling him with a line he heard from his adventure during that time Mario went missing.
    • On the third page, Rosalina identifies Peach as one of the Star Children identified in Yoshi's Island DS and explains she knows about her from Mario's space adventure.
    • Rogueport comes up when Peach mentions where she got her cake mix.
    • Daisy briefly mentions Friendly Floyd, a minor character from the first half of the Super Mario Adventures comic.
    • Rosalina's favorite show airs on Star Fox-TV.
    • There's a reference to Super Smash Bros. when Peach and Pauline are having a pillow fight. It places the comic after Melee but before Brawl.
    • Peach has a Mario Kart ring in her basement.
    • The women have a Drinking Game while watching The Legend of Zelda cartoon, taking a shot everytime Link says his catchprase of "Excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!".
    • "Let's go to Candy Mountain, Rosie!"
    • When Peach is trying to remember what happened at the previous sleepover we get a bubble with Mario from when you're downloading off the Wii Shop.
    • One of the locations visited in Part 2 is Peach Beach.
    • Peach taking the girls to Hotel Mario Landin Part 3, and the place is filled with these.
  • Show Within a Show: Rosalina's favorite show, "Comet Academy". To quote Rosalina on what it's about:
    Rosalina: 12 Lumas are sent on the Academy Comet, which is the host of the Comet Academy! During the 86 years it takes for the comet to come back, the Lumas are training by eating the most Star Bits they can, so once in competition, they can transform into the most formidable things!
  • The Mafia: A throwaway gag has some members of the Pianta Syndicate trying to cement a Koopa Troopa's feet. They fail because Peach's cake mix and their cement were swapped.
  • Time Dissonance: Rosalina has a warped view of time compared to others due to being immortal (or at least The Ageless). She casually mentions that her favorite show comes on once every 86 years and that she visits Earth once a century.
  • Totally Radical: Peach refers to Rosalina as "totally rad" once.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Peach adores peaches and cooks with them a lot. Daisy considers it just Peach boosting her own ego.
  • Wham Shot:
    • Part 1: Rosalina, while in the bathroom reevaluating her situation with the girls, looks into the cabinet only to be buried by the amount of stuff inside. In the mist of the pile, she finds... cosmic duct tape.
    • Part 2: Peach's wish on the Star Rod reverts Daisy back to her modern self. Daisy then turns to her left and sees...8-Bit Daisy.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Daisy is less than pleased when 8-Bit Daisy reveals that Peach wished on the Star Rod that Daisy would to go back to her normal self.
  • Wrench Wench:
    • Rosalina is presented as one of these. She has to take care of her own observatory after all.
    • Daisy is shown to be a decent mechanic.
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