Mario is a playable hero character in Smash Bros: Stars Among Us. He is classified as a Power User.
A simple plumber, one day Mario found himself in the strange world of the Mushroom Kingdom. He was accepted by the Kingdom’s people and went on to save their Princess and become their most powerful and respected superhero. After years of protecting his new home he finally marries the Princess, and then decides he wants to spread his heroics past the boarders the Kingdom. He forms a League of Heroes to aid in the fight against evil.
A deeply troubled dictator, Mario was drugged into killing his wife Peach, their unborn son, and all of the Mushroom Kingdom by Mr. L, a twisted version of his brother Luigi. He now rules as High Councilor, killing all who oppose him.
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Five years before the main events of the game, Mario awakens one night as he hears two heartbeats coming from inside Peach. He realizes his wife is pregnant and becomes overjoyed, making plans for the child's education and upbringing. Peach brought him back down to Earth, telling him to enjoy the moment when she had to meet with an embassy of the Bean Bean Kingdom. Though Mario was hesitant to let her leave, Peach convinced him she'd be fine and gave him a kiss before telling him to "Go save the world."
Mario left for the city with his cape feather, and found Boshi heading for Hal Labs to investigate the theft of a 'sensitive' item. Before he could tell Boshi the good news, the Dinosaur correctly guessed Peach’s pregnancy from his physical reactions. Mario then asked Boshi if he'd become the child's Godfather, surprising his close friend, and went on about the baby's heartbeat to a smiling Lone Yoshi.
The next morning he was horrified to discover Toadsworth body next to a bloody card with Mr. L’s symbol on it. Peach was kidnapped during their meeting, so he asked Boshi for assistance and the whole League began the search for his missing wife. Mr. L had indeed kidnapped her, and hijacked a submarine with Daisy. Mario rushed to open waters and found the sub, lifted it out of the sea and onto dry land. He tore the hull open and entered to find his brother and accomplice standing over an unconscious Peach.
Before he could reach his wife he was enveloped in a strange green gas, and was shocked to find himself confronted by Bowser. He reacted quickly to protect his family, grabbed Bowser and flew him into orbit as Mr. L and Daisy watched on. He lifted Bowser into orbit as the other Leaguers arrived and subdued the kidnappers. Mr. L had laced a confuse ray - stolen from the murdered Cacturne - with poison mushrooms he had taken from Hal Labs. Mr. L even attached a heart monitor to Peach so that when her heart stopped beating, a massive Bob-omb placed in the Mushroom Kingdom would be detonated. To Mario’s horror, the confusion wore off to reveal Peach in Bowser’s place. The Mushroom Kingdom was destroyed the same moment his wife and child's hearts stopped.
Mario floats down from orbit, until he's kneeling in the shattered remains of the Kingdom, cradling Peach’s body in his arms. He is approached by Link, who reassures him the disaster was not his doing. He takes a moment to think before asking him to safeguard Peach’s body, and flies away. Mr. Game and Watch intercepts him and asks what he is doing, but he demands Mr. L’s location. Game and Watch let slip that L was in New Pork Prison, then tried to reason with him. However, Mario easily breaks his construct, and flies away.
Mario breaks into the prison and kills Mr. L by ramming his entire arm through his chest, saying nothing as his Brother died with a stifled laugh. He does not pursue Daisy, who was placed into protective custody by the League later on. He instead returns to Summit, where he has built a base, to mourn the loss of the Mushroom Kingdom, its citizens, Peach and his unborn child. Upon hearing reports of a situation in Corneria involving the deaths of thousands, Superman raises himself up and declares: "No more."
He then flies to Corneria and saves a boy from a mortar shell. He then destroys three more with his heat vision, while the extremely grateful citizens gather around him, thanking and praising him. Soon after Mario travels to the capital, unaffected by the attacks of the president's bodyguards. Mario plucks him from his throne and takes him into a street filled with bodies despite the man's protests that he has no right.
Mario replies "Yes I can. I realize this now." Link suddenly arrives, pointing out the cameras some of the people have, though Mario declares he has a message for the world, though Link tells him he needs to clean himself up while he calls a press conference. Soon after, Mario and Link arrive before a gathered press. He apologizes for his and his fellow super humans failings. Mario then declares he will no longer tolerate the deaths of innocent people or those who commit acts of violence. He says that all nations must declare a cease-fire or he will stop them. Mario declares "It's over."
Mario stops a missile that was launched at Corneria, enforcing his ceasefire, which prompts retaliation from the Dreamland government, outraged by Mario’s interference. Using several shell companies, they hire a team of mercenaries led by Simirrior to kidnap Mario’s parents, Papa and Mama Mario, and trap them in his mirror dimension, and burn down their house in Toad Town. Simirrior tells Mario to stop interfering with politics or his parents die. Forced to remain on the sidelines, Mario is later informed by Sonic his parents are on Isle Delfino. After Link rallies several superhumans to track down Simirrior by going after Kirby’s old partners.
Mario uses Simirrior’s magic to enter the mirror dimension and rescue his parents.
Later, while still disarming Cornirea and ending the conflicts there, Mario arrives to Link’s aide as he is confronted by the Master Hand freeing him from the god's grasp and watching in shock as he slices some of his fingers off and impales him with his hand. He asks him if it was necessary and if he'll live. Link assures him gods cannot die, only 'fade'. The two leave, with Mario unaware of what Link and the Master had been discussing.
Mario next appears in the Mushroom Kingdom Underground, interrupting a spar between Marcus and Fox by catching one of Marcus’s batons as he threw it at Fox. Mario chides Marcus for not being sporting, while the flabbergasted teen demands to know how Mario just appeared. Mario asks Fox if Boshi is in, and Fox tells him he's on his computer. As Mario heads off to talk to Boshi, Marcus thanks him for his execution of the Mr. L. Mario then asks Fox to leave with Marcus, which concerns Fox but he does as asked.
Mario then confronts Boshi at his computer and demands to know why Boshi wasn't there to help find his parents. Mario is shocked when Boshi tells him to stop doing what he's doing. Mario justifies his actions by saying he's stopping dictators and saving innocent lives. When Boshi says Mario is scaring everyone, Mario lashes out and rips off his saddle. He begins to say, "They should be scared. They should be too scared to press the button. They should be too scared to pull the trigger. They should be too scared to hurt each other." Mario tells Boshi, "You taught me that."
But Boshi is unconvinced and reminds Mario that he killed a man. Mario admits he did and reminds Boshi of every time he let Luigi live and if he ever felt the guilt or took responsibility for the Mr. L’s actions. Boshi sorrowfully admits he did, but goes on to say that superheroes don't get to decide who lives and who dies. Mario once more justifies his actions: "One death. Millions of lives."
But Boshi is still unconvinced. Mario suddenly accuses Boshi of mourning over the Mr. L and not the millions of lives lost in Mushroom Kingdom and goes as far as to suggest Boshi is angry at Mario for "Taking Mr. L away from you." Boshi denies this but Mario goes on, accusing Boshi that the only reason he let Luigi live was to continue their game of cat and mouse, and allowed people to die because of it.
Boshi denies this but Mario persists, demanding to know, "Why did you let him do this to me, Bosh??" Mario’s fury is barely restrained, his eyes burning red with the power of a Fire Flower. Mario goes on, saying Boshi could never understand what Mr. L took from him, saying he lost the new life he and Peach were about to take part in. Mario goes even farther, telling Boshi that he has no excuse to sit in the dark and not console his ward, Fox and his son Marcus, saying they must have lost friends in the Kingdom. Mario goes too far, asking Boshi, "What's your excuse for not being a friend?"
An outraged Boshi strikes Mario across the jaw, giving himself a hairline fracture in his hand. Mario advises him to not punch anything for a few weeks when an alarm goes off from the computer, alerting the two of the situation of the battle between Waddle De and the forces of the Water Temple against several League members.
Mario begins to leave when Boshi stops him. Boshi reaches out to Mario, reminding him that he can't put himself above others, though admits he would not act any differently if he were in Mario’s position. Boshi reminds Mario that he is a better person. Mario asks Boshi to come with him, but Boshi refuses, apologizing.
Mario doesn't respond. He simply turns, and walks away. R.O.B. 64 offers him tea as he leaves, but Mario declines, while telling R.O.B. 64 he no longer has to call him master. R.O.B. 64 cryptically replies, "Good. Let's remember that."
After leaving the Underground, Mario quickly flies to the Orange Ocean to end the battle between the League and Water Temple. Hurt over Boshi’s refusal to join his cause and angry that Waddle De would attack their fellow friends in the League, Mario arrives on the scene, instantly setting his sights on Waddle De as he flies through a tentacle belonging to the Kraken he has summoned, Mario lifts the King of the Water Temple by his head (as that’s all he really has), demanding Waddle De to call the beast off and completely ignoring Waddle De’s protest that the League struck first.
Mario makes it clear that while he doesn't want to further injure the creature, he will if Waddle De doesn't call it off. Waddle De suddenly complies, and the Kraken retreats, releasing the ensnared League members and sailors. Mario reminds Waddle De he has called for a ceasefire but Waddle De responds that even Mario’s voice doesn't reach down into the deep, and starts to say something about Mario desiring to rule the surface world when Mario interrupts, retorting, "I do not seek to rule, only to protect."
Waddle De goes on, saying he understands what Mairo is going through having lost his kingdom, but that he cannot have his. Mario tries to convince Waddle De that he doesn't seek to rule, but De interrupts again, telling Mario his "Reign" is coming whether he sees it or not. But Waddle De stresses that the seas are his.
Link suddenly flies over, telling Mario to turn on his communicator. When he asks why, Link reveals Water Temple armies are rising all over the world at various ocean ports and harbors. When Mario demands to know what is going on, Waddle De replies: "A reminder." De then goes on to explain that the surface world truly lives in his world, the oceans. He calls the show of his armies rising across the world a "Show of strength," before demanding the League to leave his ocean. Mario seems to comply, suddenly flying off with Link in pursuit, demanding to know where he is going and why he is apparently backing down.
Mario makes it clear: "I'm not backing down." He orders King Dedede to stay and help the sailors while calling Game and Watch and Raichu to himself and Link. When Raichu asks where they are going, Mario responds, "Waddle De is showing us his strength. It's time we showed him our strength. It's time we showed everyone who would threaten the world just how much power they're dealing with. No more holding back." With the combined strength of Mario, Link, Game and Watch, and Raichu, the four lift the Water Temple out of the Water and move it into the Lanayru desert.
As Mario gazes down on the temple, Boshi contacts him, but just as he starts to tell him he can't do this, Mario cuts him off, revealing he heard every "Poisonous word" he told Waddle De. He then has Megaman cut off the link and officially ousts the Dinosaur from the League despite Boshi's protest but Mario refuses to listen. Just then Link approaches him, telling him Waddle De is ready to speak to him, but Mario refuses, saying, "I've achieved nothing by talking today." He tells Link to speak to Waddle De in his stead, using his role as a diplomat.
Mario continues to watch over the Temple deep into the night when Link returns from his meeting with Waddle De. He confirms Waddle De will pull his armies back into the seas. Mario is pleased, saying he can let Game and Watch and Raichu place the Temple back in the water, commenting, "This action didn't sit well with either of them."
Link tells Mario not to worry about what they think, and assures him he did what needed to be done. Mario replies solemnly, "So you've said." Mario suddenly asks Link if Waddle De said anything else. Link hesitates a moment before turning away from Mario and replying Waddle De hadn't. Mario looks back at him but remains silent.
Some time later, Superman is next seen in Mobius, alongside Link and Sonic, attempting to end a protest demanding their removal from the country. The Plumber and Hylian Hero are confronted by a new hero, Silver, who demands they leave instead. Silver attacks them, but he is quickly and easily overwhelmed by Mario and Link's combined might, resulting in Silver's defeat and shattering of his spine. Mario is silent, observing the unconscious Silver as Link orders the protestors to leave and the horrified Sonic leaves to get Silver medical attention.
Mario first appears in Chapter Fourteen in Saffron City as Girafarig attacks a news station. The Plumber uses a Fire Flower to destroy Girafarig coveted coin, leaving the villain in shock and easily be captured by the station's security guards. Mario checks on the anchors who are grateful for his intervention. Mario attempts to leave but one of the anchor's stops him, having several questions to ask him.
The anchor asks if Peach would approve of Mario's sudden course of actions, and Mario admits he is doing this for her, and when the anchor asks if the rumors of his murder of Mr. L is true, Mario admits they are. When the anchor says there isn't a soul in Saffron who wouldn't think wrong of his actions, Mario reveals he knows of people who would continue to defend the sick individuals who continue to attack Saffron again and again. Mario looks towards the cameras and announces to all of Saffron City his intentions of removing the insane and dangerous inhabitants of the Pokémon Center so that they will no longer threaten Saffron and allow the citizens to feel truly safe.
Mario is next seen alongside Link and Megaman at the Center where they are confronted by Yoshi and Fox, Boshi having decided Mario does not have the right to do what he pleases with the inmates of the Center. But Mario was already informed of Boshi's interference by Fox’s own son, Marcus, who has sided with him and Link.
Mario silently listens and observes Boshi’s argument with Marcus while the inmates of the Pokémon Center jeer them. Mario tells Boshi that he understands that he won't stand down but reminds him that he cannot stop them. When Boshi tells him he cannot be here, the pyschotic killer Scrafty taunts Mario, asking him if he understands the release of murder. When Megaman attains control of the Center's security systems, he opens Scrafty’s cell only for the killer to vanish a split second later, curtesy of Sonic. After Slowking is taken Boshi demands to know where the inmates are being taken and Mario replies that is it a secure facility far away, where the inmates will never be able to harm anyone ever again.
When Megaman attempts to open Chatot’s cell next, he is suddenly shocked internally as Boshi activates a virus he had uploaded into Megaman. Mario demands an explanation from Boshi, Fox quickly defuses the situation and attempts to calm everyone down. When Megaman attempts to attack Boshi, Pit announces his presence with a warning arrow. Before anything else can happen, Daisy is heard over the speakers, and shortly releases the inmates to attack the heroes. To make matters worse, Yellow Devil rises from the floor and snatches Marcus, dragging him under the Center. Mario follows after the Machine with Link and Fox in tow.
Mario is next seen calling after Link when he is backhanded aside by Yellow Devil as he tries to rescue Marcus. As the Plumber and Fox charge the machine, Fox reminds him that the Devil isn’t alive and despite any damage they inflict on him, will regenerate, and that Mario doesn't need to hold back. Fox tells him he will get Marcus and urges Mario to "Release some of that tension."
Mario follows Fox's advice and brutally slices off the hand holding Marcus in place with a blast of fire before bursting through the confused machine's chest with a smirk on his face. Mario then observes the McCloud family’s argument before complimenting Boshi's take down of Yellow Devil, after the Dinosaur blows up the machine’s eye with some explosives.
Mario is next seen rising from the hole made by the Devil and ordering the inmates back to their cells. After Marcus is found to have accidentally murdered Fox, Mario offers the boy a comforting hand and a gentle, "I know son," when he protests his sorrows and pain from having murdered his older father. Mario solemnly watches Boshi carry his oldest ward from the Center and into the rainy night.
The next chapter sees Mario appearing before Samus as she robs a penthouse safe full of cash and jewels. Samus manages to escape briefly by using the appearance of the homeowner as a distraction to leap out the window. Mario easily follows after her and catches her, landing both of them safely in the streets, but is weakened losing his power-up from the fall.
She attempts to flee in the sewers but Mario is already there having gotten his strength back with a fire flower. Though she thinks Mario is there to murder her, he protests that he just wants to talk. When Samus lets him, he reveals Fox's death, which shocks her to tears.
Mario asks her to speak with Boshi, which angers Samus, as he is supposed to be his best friend. When he tries to explain that too much has happened, she goes off about neither one of them is comfortable talking to the other before agreeing to go comfort Boshi. Before she leaves, Samus reminds Mario that while supervillains and corrupt governments may be his primary concern, there are still greater evils, such as the corporations ruining lives. Mario is silent throughout her explanation, though his dark, angered expression is seen briefly as Samus leaves.
Mario is next seen in Chapter Eighteen in space along with Game and Watch, the two working together to stop two falling satellites from hitting Dream Land, the Plumber is unaware of a meeting between the General Pepper and Boshi. Pepper also reveals that Mario earlier forced peace negotiations between Dr. Light and Dr. Willy. He told them they had three hours to agree to terms of peace before they would announce the end of the feud between their countries.
When one of them asked, "Or?" Mario’s eyes burned red with the power of a fire flower and he replied darkly, "Or they will be agreed for you."
In Chapter Nineteen, Mario is first seen rising out of a pile of rubble, crackles of lightning traveling over his body as he informs Link "He got away." 'He' is quickly revealed to be Demise who dispatches Game and Watch and then Megaman in rapid fashion before being stunned by Link. Both Mario and Link then pin Demise down as Raichu arrives.
Though Raichu attempts to calm Demise down, Link binds him within his Triforce of Courage (like the Triforce Slash from Brawl), and after Demise makes it clear he will never stop, he forces him into the Dark World, thus stripping Demise of his power but blasting all three back in an explosion of lightning. Mario is not seen after this.
In Chapter Twenty, one month after the destruction of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario is next seen in the Ark as Megaman confirms the source of a distress signal to be emitting from the ruins of Mario’s Kingdom. Mario immediately decides to head down into the kingdom and find the survivor. Link and Game and Watch advise him against this, with Game and Watch suggesting it to be a trap and Link calling it a perfect lure.
Mario doesn't care, saying, "If a citizen of the Mushroom Kingdom has survived, I'm not ignoring them." Megaman then advises him to not go alone and Game and Watch and Link decide to accompany him to the kingdom, despite Mario's worry if it is a trap that they may be put in danger. Megaman then teleports them to the kingdom below and the three fly over its ruins.
When Link asks if they can see anything, he quickly amends himself as he scans the ruins with his Eye of Truth, and upon seeing dozens of bodies, murmurs, "There's no threat here. Only death."
The three then search the city's ruins and locate the source of the radio signal under a collapsed building. The three move it together and Game and Watch stays outside the tunnel to cover Mario and Link. The two float down deeper into the tunnel and land in front of a massive bunker. Mario can't see inside it but discovers the radio signal is emitting from the door itself, amazed it still works. A wary Link still thinks it could be a trap when he suddenly looks over his shoulder.
When Mario asks what's wrong, Link responds that he feels like they're being watched. He asks Mario if he's sure they're alone and Mario scans the room, pointing out again that there is nothing alive down here with them. Game and Watch then advises them to pull back, very uneasy with the tension of the situation.
Mario ignores his plea and instead rips the bunker's door off completely. Mario is shocked when he sees Dr. Eggman inside the bunker, both wide-eyed and disbelieving before both grin and Mario pulls his friend into a tight hug, overjoyed he's alive. While Mario calls his survival a miracle, Eggman only calls it a "Well-executed contingency plan," before asking Mario to let him down before his "Over-exuberant hug" crushes him.
When Eggman asks what has happened, Mario promises to tell him later after they've gotten him out of the ruins of the city and away from the lingering radiation. On the Ark, Eggman reveals he knows what the League is trying to do and wants to help. To Mario and the League's shock, Eggman then reveals he was aware of all their identities for years and has been protecting them, before again asking to join their cause.
In the next chapter, when Link returns to the Ark, Mario questions his absence and points out that his communicator was turned off, seemingly unaware of his recent actions in Talys. Mario listens to Eggman’s revelation of Boshi’s involvement in Dedede’s kidnapping before Dedede mysteriously returns.
King Dedede gives the League Boshi’s message, suggesting they work with the world instead of for it. This causes tensions to rise between Sonic, Raichu, and Link and Mario. Both Sonic and Raichu are frustrated from following Mario’s lead without having a chance to discuss among themselves. When Sonic reminds him of his crippling of Silver, Mario simply writes it off as, "Unpleasant" but counters that they have saved more lives than ever before.
When Raichu questions Mario’s choices as leader and points out that he hasn't allowed them to question him, Mairo is silent until Marcus points out his former mentor’s tactics of dividing the League by using Dedede to sow rifts between them all. Eggman agrees and suggests that he address both his friends and the people's concerns and asks to help Mario shape his message and issue a press conference. Mario agrees and also agrees that everyone from the League should have a say in this message.
Later at Spear Pillar, Eggman eases Mario’s worry over speaking to the people. Mario begins his speech, explaining his recent actions and reminds everyone of the morals he stands for, as well admitting that while some of his actions may have been 'extreme', more lives have been saved in the progress. Mario ends his speech with a smile while saying, "We just want you to be safe."
Suddenly, a Warp Gate opens and hundreds of Invader Fighters emerge, attacking the civillians. Mario orders Link and Raichu to protect the people but is blasted out of the air by Oikonny, who has come to test Mario’s enforced peace. Mairo is infuriated by Oikonny’s attack, his rage shocking the nephew of Andross.
Ignoring Oikonny’s demands for him to speak, Mario instead charges the ape at full speed, uppercutting him into the air with enough force to tear through a passing plane's wing. Clark calls for Link to catch the plane while he flies after Oikonny, hitting him again with enough force to cause a thunderous crash to resound through the air. Mario follows after Oikonny as he crashes to the ground, landing atop the ape and ordering him to call off his attack. Oikonny refuses, and mocks Mario, saying he has not changed and still cares more about the lives of his enemies than the lives of the innocents he protects.
Oikonny then activates a Portal Opener, opening a Warp Gate and more Invader Fighters attack Mario, with Oikonny getting him in a choke hold and further mocking him as knows Mairo can hear the cries of the people as they die all over the world. Overwhelmed, Mario briefly closes his eyes and whispers, "Not again." When he opens his eyes again, they are burning from a Fire Flower and Mario unleashes a massive blast of fire, screaming as he incinerates all of the Invaders into ashes, knocking Oikonny off of him in the process.
Mario advances on a stunned Oikonny, grabbing him and ordering him up and to face him. Oikonny pleads his surrender but Mario refuses to accept it and punches Oikonny, demanding he fight back. Oikonny does but Mario is unaffected. The Plumber tells Oikonny that he will answer for this attack and tells Oikonny "Your Uncle isn't here for you to hide behind, Oikonny." Oikonny throws a punch but Mario catches it, breaking Oikonny's hand while explaining that in the past he has let creatures like Oikonny live before, but for hurting his world, he will not anymore, before grabbing Oikonny by the neck. Mario unleashes a sudden salvo of powerful blows, and crushes Oikonny’s entire head with one last blow, killing him.
Moments later, Mario appears in front of Sonic at superspeed, with time slowed to a crawl around them. Mario tells him they need to talk, and while Sonic wants to wait, Mario says it can't as thousands will die if he tries to talk to anyone else. He explains to Sonic what Oikonny told him and while Sonic tries to convince him not to give credence to his words, Mario disagrees and thinks he needs to change. Mario says they need to stop holding back and that they cannot let innocent people die because they are treating monsters with kid gloves. Sonic is shocked at what Mario is suggesting, and Mario goes on to say that while he doesn't want to, he wants to worry more about innocent lives and not the ones taking their lives. Sonic quickly understands why Mairo came to him, but says he cannot give him the permission he wants to kill.
Mario asks Sonic if he can think of any other way to save the world, and Sonic sadly can't. Mario flies into the sky and arrives in the outer atmosphere. He looks at the planet pleadingly before diving back down onto the planet, his eyes burning.
In a stunning and awe-inspiring display of power, Mario flies across the planet, arriving at every invaded city and destroying each Invader Fighter with multiple bursts of Fire, leaving only ash to rain down on the stunned survivors, civilians and heroes alike. Returning to Spear Pillar, Mario drops down next to Eggman, with his friend presenting him to the cheering masses who chant their saviors name.
Smash Bros: Stars Among Us
Smash Bros: Stars Among Us begins with scenes of Mushroom Kingdom utterly devastated by a nuclear blast, with Luigi being held in an interrogation room by Boshi in New Pork. Mirroring the comic, Mario first appears breaking down a wall of the room, so enraged his eyes burn red with a Fire Flower. He orders Boshi aside, though when the Dinosaur tries to assure Mario he is handling this, Mario quickly throws the table in-between himself and Mr. L aside and grabs the psychotic plumber, slamming him against the room's two-way mirror. Mario rages over Luigi’s manipulations of him before somberly lamenting the loss of Peach and their unborn child.
Mario smashes his fist against the wall near Luigi’s head and then throws him across the room. As the Plumber stalks toward his Brother, who sits back down, mocking the fact even if they lock him up, he will escape to cause even greater destruction. Outraged and thirsty for vengeance, Mario snatches the Mr. L by his neck and lifts him up, shoving Boshi aside with a gentle push when the Dinosaur tries to intervene. When the Mr. L mocks Mario by asking him if he'll ever find love again and muses that he might not kill his next family, this proves the final straw.
With his eyes igniting in fury, Mario kills the Luigi by shoving his fist through his chest, the madman dying with one last smile and cackle of insanity.
In the five years in-between the events of the game, Mario virtually eliminates crime in the World and establishes absolute power and control through his regime, the One World Government, taking like-minded super-heroes and villains as his generals with himself acting as High Councilor. With the massive armies of the regime, his friend Link’s Hylians, and his best friend Eggman both financing and supplying weapons and advanced technology, Mario achieves total peace through force.
Anyone who attempts to resist is swiftly murdered, a fate that befell his world's Pit and several super-villains, prompting Boshi to begin an Insurgency against Mario’s rule. In response, Mario ousts Boshi, seizing his assets and even sways his student, Marcus, to his side, but not before Marcus kills Fox McCloud and steals his identity as Fox.
The scene quickly switches the mainstream Smash Bros universe with Mario battling the Master, the God of War, in the skies above the Mushroom Kingdom as the rest of the League battle Ness and Gannondorf while the Titans handle some of Yoshi's rouges at Space Colony Ark, with Dr. Eggman revealed to be behind the madness. Mario subdues Master Hand, allowing Link and Waddle De to bind him. Mario tries to leave for the Ark to stop Eggman when Bowser lands behind him. Mario tries to tackle the beast but is easily backhanded aside.
When Bowser is knocked from the skies thanks to the combined efforts of Game and Watch and Link, taking a de-powered Gannondorf with him, Mario quickly flies the beast into space before he can attack Pit and Sonic.
When Yoshi contacts Mario for a report, Mario replies that it's over, and he is taking Bowser into "very deep space" at Yoshi's suggestion. The Plumber is absent when the League attempts to prevent Luigi from devastating the Mushroom Kingdom with a Big Bob-omb provided to him by Eggman as a contingency plan and transported to the alternate Earth.
The main universe Mario is next seen speaking with Sonic and Megaman as they try to find out what happened to the missing League members, with Mario assuring them they will find their missing friends.
The alternate Mario is seen much later in his base at Summit, working over the control device for the captured Bowser, with Pauline walking up to him. She compliments his work on the control collar, with Mario only grunting softly in reply. When she asks him if he wants her to stay, Mario does not respond, and Pauline asks if he is ok with their relationship, assuring him she is not trying to replace Peach. Mario assures her he is and bids her to leave, and when she tries to inform him of Game and Watch's arrival, he already knows.
As Pauline leaves, White Game and Watch arrives, stepping up to Mario and complimenting Pauline's appearance. Mario barely replies but becomes interested when Game and Watch reveals the arrival of several duplicates of not only Link and himself, but the deceased Pit as well. Wanting no threats to his world, Mario orders Game and Watch to find them, wanting to know everything that is going on. Later, Mario is seen testing his control over Bowser and is pleased by the results when he is contacted by Game and Watch, informing him of “Boshi's” capture.
Mario is next seen at Mt. Dedede alongside Link, with their forces bowing to them as they pass by. He and Link step into the cell, a trained King Golem, containing Yoshi and Game and Watch. Mario quickly looks over the duplicate and quickly ascertains he is not the true Boshi, given that he is the wrong color.
Though not seen, it is implied Mario begins a brutal interrogation of Yoshi to force him to reveal why they have come to his world.
Back in the main universe, Mairo learns that their Link, Game and Watch, Waddle De, Yoshi and Luigi have all been transported to a parallel dimension as well as Megaman’s and Sonic’s safe plan to pull them back to their world using a modified Cosmic Treadmill.
The alternate Mario is next seen speaking with Eggman Nega, requesting that he make a device that will be able to identify the duplicates in their world more easily and gives him data from the duplicate Yoshi to help Eggman. Though Eggman tells him it will take a few weeks, Mario is confident in his friend's ability to make such a device. Though Eggman wants him to stay for dinner, Mario has to leave but hesitates for a moment, before asking his friend about the possibility of Peach living in the other world. Though Eggman quickly reminds him there was only one Peach, Mario leaves with a look of contemplation.
Back on the main earth, Mario oversees Megaman and Sonic's work on the Cosmic Treadmill and their first test on it. When the treadmill begins to go haywire, Mario orders Megaman to shut it down, but it is too late and Megaman is pulled into the parallel dimension.
During these events, Boshi alongside the duplicate Link, Pit, Waddle De and Game and Watch had removed an antimatter based weapon from the Underground. When Mario discovers small fragments of antimatter in the weapon's case, he decides it's time to flush the insurgents out now before they have a chance to spring an attack on him.
To lure not only his Boshi out but the duplicates as well, Mario issues a press conference to announce his capture of “Boshi” and the execution planned for him at Mt. Dedede. Though the Insurgency is aware it is a trap, they make plans to seize control over the Ark and find a replacement for the damaged antimatter weapon.
Back on the main earth, Mario and Sonic discuss repairs for the modified Cosmic Treadmill. Mario urges Sonic to keep trying as it may be their friends’ only way home.
Meanwhile on the alternate Earth, Mario has prepared a massive defense force on Mt. Dedede, with himself leading the frontline alongside Game and Watch, KingDedede, Ness, Demise, Samus, Mewtwo, Marcus and Raichu. When Mario sees the duplicate Waddle rise from the seas with an army of giant crab creatures, Mario gives the word for the attack and the battle begins between his forces and the Insurgency.
As his troops are attacked by Waddle De and his crab beasts, Mario attacks Waddle De himself only to be smashed by one of Game and Watch's constructs into the duplicate of Link, though he quickly breaks free of his grasp and charges both of them. He manages to get the duplicate Link by his throat and is slowly squeezing the life out of him when he is struck in the back by duplicate Waddle De's trident, allowing Link to fall safely into one of Game and Watch's constructs. Mario grapples with the king of the Water Temple, easily dominating him, though he is stopped from killing Waddle De with his own trident by Game and Watch trapping him in a cage construct.
Mario will proves greater than Game and Watch's allowing him to destroy the construct and nearly break the his arms, though he stops when he sees his world's Boshi and the duplicate Pit escaping the mountain with the wounded Yoshi. Quickly flying down to confront his old friend, Mario argues that he has perfected this world by unleashing all of his power, lamenting the lost lives because he held back. Boshi reminds him he is only controlling and oppressing the world. Mario snaps that he could he prevented the Mushroom and saved Peach and their child, his eyes burning red.
When Boshi coldly reminds him that crime took his family as well, Mario counters that Boshi wasn't the gun. The two Yoshi’s and Pit suddenly vanish and Mario looks to the sky, realizing the Ark has been compromised. Flying into space to retake the satellite, Mario is pushed back by the tower's sudden explosion thanks to Wolf. Mario orients himself and floats in space for a moment, simmering with rage when he hears Eggman call him down to earth, challenging him and proclaiming his time is over.
The enraged Plumber charges back down to earth, tackling a distracted Eggman who had attempted to strike him with the antimater weapon but was stopped by Raichu's intervention. Shocked by his best friend's betrayal, Mario demands answers, but Eggman only replies that Mario had betrayed the world and that the peace he offered was a joke. His fury pushed to its limit, Mario chokes Eggman out and then snaps his neck.
As he stands over his dead friend's body, Mario is overcome with horror towards himself and his super-hearing picking up the horror of the people over his murder of Eggman, who had been a friend to the people. Screaming in anguish, Mario flies off, leaving Raichu to watch him leave.
Mario is next seen in his base at Summit, sitting at a control table while Link, Demise, and Ness speak of the insurrection the duplicates have incited, Mario speaks to himself, justifying that he had made the people safe, but then rants that all they do is whine and complain despite his protection, and now having sided with the 'criminals' he has decided he will give them what they want: Chaos. He makes plans to level F-Zero and New Pork and even desires to find the home dimension of the duplicates to make them pay for interfering.
Raichu overhears this as he walks in and tries to reason with Mario, saying that he is going too far, and that they have to have limits on themselves. Mario orders him to be silent, but when Raichu calls him crazy and begins to say that Peach would never have wanted this, Mario grabs Raichu by the neck and freezes his mouth shut to stop him from talking, and then uses Fire Flower to burn through his eyes all the way to the back of his skull. Letting the Pokémon’s body fall the ground, Mario challenges anyone else to speak against him before ordering Megaman and Mewtwo to seize control of all media broadcasts, then Link, Dedede and Demise to join him, and Ness to prepare his forces, then orders Sonic and Game and Watch to ready Bowser before departing to begin his attack with one last look towards Raichu’s corpse.
Mario’s forces begin their attack, with Bowser leading the charge. Mario himself destroys the bridge out of F-Zero with his Fire Flower, causing several cars to fall into the waters. The fallen Plumber grins darkly as he watches the cars fall before flying off to resume the destruction.
With the situations of New Pork and F-Zero looking grimmer by the minute, Yoshi tries to convince his alternate that they need to bring his Mario over to even the odds. Though at first Boshi refuses, wary of a second Mario in his world, the duplicate convinces him (After a brawl) and Boshi uses the device he had created to bring the first duplicates over to bring the true heroic Plumber to their world to finally end his villainous counterpart's madness.
Mario is quickly brought up to speed over the situation and decides to help the Yoshi’s save as many lives as possible before taking on his fallen counterpart. He also notes Bowser will be tricky and decides to force that inevitable fight elsewhere. When he asks the Boshi if there is anything else, Boshi only tells him that it is good to have him back.
Mario quickly speeds off to New Pork, and stops Demise from crushing Waddle De under a car. Mario orders Demise to stop and to return to the Sealed Grounds. Demise responds by attacking Mario but is easily pushed back by a single punch. Demise begins throwing cars at Mario, taunting his weakness and claiming that his counterpart based his regime on his own kingdom from before he was sent to the Sealed Grounds and that he allowed no insurrections. Despite Demise's claims that his power equals Mario's, Mario overcomes the fallen King of Demons, proclaiming the evil of the regime must end.
Demise attempts one final attack only to be frozen by Mario's Ice Flower. Deciding Demise is contained, he turns to stop the other battles when Ness viciously strikes him over and over again with a PK Thunder. The heroic Plumber is seemingly felled by the Psychic Child but reveals he completely dodged the attacks with his speed. Mario then knocks out Ness and powers and manages to convince the alternate Game and Watch to peacefully return to his own console, causing Mario to smile.
Mario quickly flies to F-Zero and freezes the alternate Waddle De’s tidal wave with his Ice Flower and throwing the icy wave out of the city, stopping his attack on several soldiers. When Waddle De challenges Mario to take on the might of the Water Temple, Mario reveals his backup in the form of the turned Hylians, lead by his world's Link.
As the Hylians and forces of the Water Temple battle in the tracks of F-Zero, Mario and the alternate Waddle De duel, with the latter proclaiming he is not wanted here. Mario overcomes Waddle De and acknowledges that while he may not be wanted, he is clearly needed. Returning to Link, he is informed of the retreat of the Water Temples forces and tells him to begin helping with rescue and recovery. The two exchange some friendly banter and Mario prepares to tell him something else when he is struck by a Regime vehicle and knocked through several buildings. Mario is confronted by the mind-controlled Bowser and the two engage in a brutal battle, though the monster dominates Mario with little effort.
With no other choice, Mario tackles Bowser into the skies, flying himself and the struggling beast into the atmosphere and then crashes both of them into this world's Summit. Bowser recovers first and stands over a winded Mario, breathing with anticipation, "I live to kill you."
Mario rises up and tells Bowser he will live disappointed, and the two battle in the Fortress. Despite the monster having once killed him before, Mario overcomes the Koopa King and sends it into the Negative Zone to be safely contained. Exhausted but far from finished, Clark suddenly looks up and sees the evil Mario slowly floating down towards him.
Mario is not surprised to see his duplicate, stating he knew they would bring him here eventually and says that Mario does not belong. Mario declares that his obligations don't end at the borders of his own dimension. The alternate Mario proclaims he is this world's savior and that he protects it. When Mario asks if his 'protection' is destruction, the High Counselor retorts that 'disobedient children' will be punished.
Mario is shocked, trying to remind his alternate that they are not gods and that they don't decide who lives and who dies. Regime Mario rants that the decision became his when Luigi turned him into a weapon of mass destruction. Mario understands what his alternate lost but the corrupted Plumber only sees his judgment, and not his condolence. The High Counselor suddenly darkly states, "After I've killed you, I'll bring Peach here. When she sees how I've protected this world, she'll-" But Mario interrupts: "She'll be afraid and disgusted."
Regime Mario doesn't care, stating she'll be alive again. Mario tries to tell him that Peach’s death doesn't justify his actions but his alternate screams, "He stole her from me!"
Mario sees that his alternate will not be reminded of their morals and he cannot let him continue this. Deciding he must defeat this worlds Mario to not only return this world's freedom and save his own Peach from his mad doppelganger's clutches, the twin Plumbers commence their final battle within the Fortress. Though their battle is fierce and the two Mario’s are equally matched, with Regime Mario arguing he saved this world, Mario overcomes his alternate and declares his reign is over.
The High Counselor attempts one last assault with a Fire Flower but Mario deflects it with a blast of his own, blinding Regime Mario for a moment, allowing Mario to tackle his alternate and beat him into submission. Mario proclaims that his alternate will no longer terrorize the people of this earth, though the fallen Mario retorts that all they understand is fear and that his duplicate will one day learn that.
Mario friends and the Boshi arrive in the Fortress to stand over the defeated Mario. Regime Mario looks to Boshi and proclaims that he will have to kill him. Boshi refuses though, saying there has been enough killing.
Over the next several weeks, Mario’s generals are arrested, his One World government dismantled and democracy restored thanks to the efforts of the duplicates and the good Mario. The Boshi and Mario discuss their efforts of repairing the world, with Boshi saying the people need to feel in control. When Mario asks what will happen to this world's Mario, Boshi reveals he and his accomplices will stand trial for their crimes.
Mario notes to himself that his alternate was right. If he had been in the same position, he might have done the same thing, admitting he is not sure what he is truly capable of. Boshi tells him for his world's sake he never finds out. As the two turn and walk away, the Boshi reminds him that if he ever loses it, he will come for him.
Mario chuckles and tells him to get in line.
The final shot of the game is of Mario sitting in his maximum security cell, surrounded by Lava Bubbles, his expression twisted with rage as his eyes begin to glow red...
Powers and Abilities
- Incredible Jumping ability
- Superhuman Stamina
- Ability to absorb Power-Ups
Intro (Main): Mario reaches into overalls and pulls out a cape feather. The feather disappears as his cape appears and he floats into the air.
Outro (Main): Mario flies off, and is seen in space overlooking the planet when he hears a woman cry, "Help!" He quickly flies back down.
Intro (Regime): Three Regime Toads see Mario touchdown and back off, saying, "He's got this."
Outro (Regime): Mario stands over his defeated opponent and extends his hand at them, declaring, "Kneel before me." His opponent falls to their knees in submission, while Regime Toads appear to take them in as Superman crosses his arms.
Fury of the ‘Stache: The Fury of the ‘Stache will cause all of Mario’s attacks to ignore armor and inflict increased damage for a short period of time.
- Double Fist
- Charge Punch
- Charge Overhead
- Low Poke
- Flying Low
- Forward Smash
- Power-Up Strike
- Super Jump Punch
- Cloud Flower (Ice Flower meter burn)
- Fire Flower sweep
- Rising Grab
- Flying Punch
- Flying Ground Smash
- Fire Flower Burst
- Low Scoop
Super Stomp: Mario flies toward his opponent and grabs him/her. He then uppercuts his opponent into space, and sends the opponent crashing back down to earth with his trademark Stomp.
Though pleased with the outcome, Mario’s battle with his duplicate left him troubled. If one Mario could go so far astray, why not another? Preventative measures were in order. After much discussion with his fellow Leaguers, Mario ingested a remote-release Antimatter capsule. At any sign of instability, the antimatter would permeate his body, killing him. The question of who could trigger the device was solved democratically. Each week a different Leaguer would take possession of its remote control. Only Yoshi was denied a shift.
Mario's classic Red hat and Shirt with Overalls as seen in the picture above. In battle he wears the Yellow Cape recieved from a Cape Feather. As he uses differant attacks his color would briefly change to match the Fire Flower, Ice Flower, or Cloud Flower he uses
Mario's Red Star Power-Up appearance from Super Mario Galaxy. He does not wear a cape while in his Regime costume. As he uses differant attacks his color would briefly change to match the Fire Flower, Ice Flower, or Cloud Flower he uses