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  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • Mario's Quest ended on a somewhat sour note due to Whacka's death and Goomfrey's leaving, making quite a bit of people feel rather empty. Thankfully, Luigi's Quest ended on a much happier note.
    • A lot of people guessed what was under Solus' robe in Luigi's Quest (a Dry Bones), so when another mysterious cloaked figure appeared in Yoshi and the Lost Egg, Goomzilla made sure to cover Birdo up more.
    • Peach's Quest confirms that the Kamek that appeared in Yoshi and the Lost Egg was not really Kamek at all, due to the real one's weakened state. This clears up the confusion left in that particular episode, which is further supported by this comment from Bowser:
    Bowser: It's weird to long has Kamek been an imposter?
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  • Bizarro Episode: Luigi's Spooky Ghost Spooky Quest in a nutshell. The trailer already shows an overuse of green screen effects, some Series Continuity Errors (such as the Goomba commander supposing to have thrown in the towel), and Jerkass behavior from Luigi and Yoshi, who both use their ghost powers to cause mischief. What better pick for an April Fool's video?
  • Broken Base:
    • As far as the two Quest movies go, some find Mario's Quest to be better than Luigi's Quest. Some think the inverse. Others just enjoy Goomzilla's videos for what they are.
    • In Mario's Quest, was it for the best that Goomfrey cut ties with Peach, or should they have remained friends forever?
    • Out of all of Goomzilla's videos, Wario the Bankrupt had received some controversy. Some people disliked Wario's antics, while others found them funny and entertaining.
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  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Plenty of viewers of Luigi's Quest saw Solus' betrayal coming from a mile away. Same goes for the Toad that helped Peach in Peach's Quest turning out to be a Duplighost.
  • Genius Bonus: Mushrooms are essentially drugs that can give people hallucinations, so it makes sense that the living poisoned mushroom in Luigi's Quest would be a hypnotist.
  • Growing the Beard: Arguably, Mario's Quest was where Goomzilla's series truly found itself.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • A couple of Goomzilla's plush videos had some strange connections to Super Mario 3D World. For one, Bowser was seen driving a big purple car in some plush movies, and Wario the Bankrupt had a couple of characters disguised as Goombas, with an unfooled Koopa Troopa for good measure.
    • Before it was confirmed that up to three Bowsers can be inserted into your levels created by Super Mario Maker, Luigi the Prankster had Luigi sneaking past three sleeping Bowsers. This is made more hilarious if you happen to have the Luigi amiibo costume.
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    • Bowser wanting to power himself up with Super Mushrooms in Bowser's Mushroom Factory (as well as his troops actually being able to do so) has many similarities to Super Mario Maker.
    • There's a character in Luigi's Quest who looks suspiciously like Dr. Toadley, but doesn't share the former's hypnotic powers...that is, until the remake of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
    • After Mario's Unexpected Transformation, Mario would eventually become a Goomba again in Super Mario Odyssey, as noted on Goomzilla's Twitter page.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Solus was clearly in the wrong, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him anyway.
    • Bowser had it rough in Peach's Quest. His power was taken from him, his minions didn't recognize him, they work for the Duplighosts now, and his castle has been taken over by said Duplighosts. Even after all the crap he pulled over the years, you can't help but want to give the poor guy a hug.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Bowser crosses this in Mario's Quest when he orders Goomfrey to beat Peach with a baseball bat in Mario's Quest. Granted, she was looking at his diary, but Bowser was technically committing Domestic Abuse. His apathetic reaction to his own minions turned to stone near the end only surpasses this.
    • Solus crosses this in Luigi's Quest by taking all of Mario's power from Peach at the last minute.
    • In Yoshi and the Lost Egg, Wario and Waluigi cross it when they kidnap Birdo's baby and force it to make eggs for them.
    • Yoshi and the Lost Egg also features a noncanon example! In the worst ending, Yoshi suddenly turns evil and lures Mario into enslavement. For no reason.
  • Narm: It's hard to take Peach's distorted voice in Luigi's Quest seriously.
  • Special Effects Failure: Some of the green screen effects in Luigi's Spooky Ghost Spooky Quest came off as rather awkward. Justified, as Goomzilla was just experimenting with green screen at that time.
  • Squick:
    • Peach is forced to give Bowser arm massages in Luigi's Quest.
    • The trailer for Luigi's Spooky Ghost Spooky Quest opens right off the bat with Stanley licking Luigi!
    • Kamek had to eat Goomba food to survive after having his power drained, which apparently is the Goomzilla equivalent to dog food. "Yuck" is the appropriate response.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: P. Shroom (if that's even his real name) from Luigi's Quest. He's an incredibly skilled hypnotist who resides in Rogueport. Bowser hires him to hypnotize Peach to be loyal to him, and not only does he not suffer any consequences for this, Bowser has presumably rewarded him nicely for his efforts. While Solus isn't a weak antagonist by any means, you'd think somebody with the power to make you forget everything about yourself would be a more active threat in the movie. Instead, he quickly works his magic on Peach, and just walks away.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Luigi's Quest has Luigi and Captain Toad going to find three colored Energy Cells, guarded by three neutral parties with no affiliation with Bowser or Mario. Since the colors of the guardians or their surroundings match the Cells and Captain Toad is already on the team, this would have been the perfect opportunity to include Draggadon as the guardian for the red Energy Cell, himself a neutral party. Instead, that role is given to Lady Bow.
    • From the same movie, when Peach flashes back to all of the good times she had with Mario to undo her hypnosis, Goomzilla could have used more moments than the three he went with. Sure, he used a different plush for her back in the beginning, but a more complete collection would have been a great 5th anniversary treat for around the time Part 5 came out.
    • Something Mario's Unexpected Transformation could have explored more was how some of his friends would react to Mario turning into a Goomba. Would they recognize Mario or would they try to stomp on him? Only Peach sees Goomba!Mario, and despite Mario's fears, her reaction was the former. Notably, the pic Goomzilla showed on his Twitter when he teased the episode was Goomba!Mario standing next to Bowser and a medal-ed Microgoomba, with small pictures in the background of Luigi and a Goomba in agony. From this picture alone, it's easy to assume that Bowser or the Microgoomba turned Mario into a Goomba, and planned to put him at the mercy of Luigi so he will be crushed by his own brother.
    • Since we've clearly seen a Hammer Bro., Boomerang Bro., Boo, Bob-omb, and Spiny working for Bowser in past Goomzilla videos, it's rather baffling they didn't show up for the wedding at the beginning of Peach's Quest. Even the excuse that it would require a lot of handwork seems null since Mario's Quest had at least one large crowd scene with plushes that had to be left alone. Bottom line, you'd expect a more complete minion turnout for something Bowser's wanted for years.
  • Ugly Cute: Shrunk!Bowser from Peach's Quest looks adorable and repulsive at the same time.
  • Unexpected Character: Now honestly, who expected Birdo to be the one who stole Yoshi's egg in Yoshi and the Lost Egg?
  • What an Idiot!:
    • Why Luigi thinks it's a great idea to prank Bowser and Wario of all people in Luigi the Prankster is something only Goomzilla knows, but prank them he did. You can probably guess how well it goes for him.
    • Bowser tries to apologize to Peach for beating her in Mario's Quest. Does he seriously think Peach will forgive him that easily for practically Domestic Abuse?

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