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What happened to Mario's castle?

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What happened to Mario's castle?

Post by Valigarmander » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:01 am

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So in Super Mario Land 2, we find out the Mario actually has his own castle in the titular Mario Land (and, according to the manual, he apparently has subjects too).

Whatever happened to all that? Why does he have to share a squalid shack with his brother now?

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:27 am

Probably because Miyamoto wasn't really involved is the boring answer, the slightly more fun one being that he still has it but we just don't see it, presumably because he wants to live near Peach in case she's kidnapped.

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Post by Random User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:08 am

A good question is whether Mario Land is its own state or if the land was given to him by Peach and he is just a vassal.

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Post by X-3 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:39 am

He filed for bankrupcy after spending all his coins on extra lives and was forced to sell it.

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Post by Antisocial » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:26 pm

Probably suffered the same fate that befell Wario's planet.

...What, you didn't collect all the treasures in that game to witness it? Psssssshhhhhhh. Scrub.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:27 pm

Super Mario Land is a different continuity from Super Mario Bros, and we haven't had a sequel.
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Post by DarkZero » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:18 pm

My (boring) headcanon is that he sold it because he just didn't need that much space and he invested the money in a very high-yield life insurance policy because of how often he finds himself in danger.

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Post by Random User » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:51 pm

I wonder how much Mario taxes his subjects.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:07 pm

I always wondered this too. Man, I want to replay that game now. Good ****.
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Post by X-3 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:18 pm

Mario Land takes place very late in the Mario mythology. After years of stopping Bowser, he used his accumulated military influence to stage a coup that toppled the Toadstool monarchy. He then repelled Tatanga so he could personally claim Sarasaland through political marriage. His plans were interrupted by a an uprising led by the thief Wario, which he personally crushed. He then appears at the end of Mario Land 3 to take a statue to add to his kingdom's war chest for the upcoming campaign against the Koopa Dynasty.

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Post by Bad Dragonite » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:56 am

He sold it to support his addiction to mushrooms, obviously.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:21 am

[QUOTE="X-3, post: 1623337, member: 27765"]He filed for bankrupcy after spending all his coins on extra lives and was forced to sell it.[/QUOTE]
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Post by VG_Addict » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:24 am

He had to sell it when the economy went bad.

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Post by SmoothOperator » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:00 am

So Mario ruled a kingdom?

Never knew how politically minded he was.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:28 pm

To really tackle this answer first we need to dissect the Mario series timeline. This might not be the same Mario as the one who lives in that hut by Toad Town. SM64/MK64 Mario and this Mario likely owned a castle long ago, but near the end of their lives the castle was demolished to create land that eventually created Toad Town, because Mario and Peach felt it was best when Mario moved in with her. Mario's descendant, however, was banished from the castle due to being a rebel piece of **** so his family was forced to live in a shack on the outskirts. Paper Mario and Paper Luigi are descendants of this outcast, but generations later when the ill will has been forgotten.

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Post by Antisocial » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:03 am

I wouldn't consider the Mario series having a timeline.

It's more like a timedot.

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Post by HeterodoxalVoxel » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:43 am

Mario Land is a isolationist country of its own.

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Post by Bad Dragonite » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:40 pm

You get in the castle and it's like N Korea or Communist China, just like tapestries and statues of Mario everywhere and loyal citizens having crying competitions everytime Mario loses a life.
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Post by HeterodoxalVoxel » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:20 am

[QUOTE="Bad Dragonite, post: 1624407, member: 32425"]You get in the castle and it's like N Korea or Communist China, just like tapestries and statues of Mario everywhere and loyal citizens having crying competitions everytime Mario loses a life.[/QUOTE]

This slightly disturbs and humors me.

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Post by VG_Addict » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:20 am

[QUOTE="Antisocial, post: 1624373, member: 23923"]I wouldn't consider the Mario series having a timeline.

It's more like a timedot.[/QUOTE]

I don't think it needs a timeline.

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