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One look at my username, and you can clearly tell that the answer for me is NO.

However, I do have some rather close runner-ups.  I'll try to put together a top 10:

1. The username says it all...
2. Toadsworth
3. Kamek
4. Bowser
5. Luigi
6. Mario
7. Iggy
8. Waluigi
9. Bowser Jr.
10. Peach

I love your choice of favorite character

If I had to pick a top 10, it would change every few days, but at this moment, it's probably as follows:

1. Wario
2. Bowser
3. Rosalina
4. King K. Rool
5. Peach
6. Mario
7. Pauline
8. Waluigi
9. Donkey Kong
10. Luigi
Bowsette should be in there somewhere oh wait she isn't canon

The Marioverse / Re: What would your reaction to a Mario puppet show
« on: April 13, 2019, 05:10:29 PM »
give me any modern mario cartoon and i will latch onto it
especially. Especially. if martinet is in it. the cat mario show speciifcally doesnt interest me as much as it would because what the heck are those voices???

Are you talking about the British one, or the American one(The one I prefer)?
theres a difference?? im assumign the only ones i watched were european ones but i dont really know

Yeah, the European ones have the characters speaking in a British accent and has lasted longer than the American one(which is based on the European one), although the American one does have the better voices in my opinion(cat Peach sounds like Bijou from Hamtaro in the British version, while cat Mario’s voice is deeper than it is in the American version), even though it was short lived. 

Here are episodes of both:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The American one!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The British one!

See the difference now, Zelenpixel?

Peach sounds quite a bit like her canon self in the American one and that makes me happy. But seriously, how hard would it have been to get Martinet to reprise his role as Mario? The British voices are even more off and are hilarious.

Oh well. It's just a bit of forgotten media narrowly aimed at kids so won't matter in the long run.

Back to the topic at hand, I think the best idea for a Mario puppet show would be a Bowser or Wario parody talk-show type thing as a web series. Here's why:

-Bowser and Wario lend themselves a bit better to the puppet format than the rest of the main Mario cast. Bowser is a big monster, and Wario looks more like a goblin than a human. Both have huge mouths that would lend themselves easily to a Muppet-like design (hell, they even sell an official Bowser hand puppet).

-Mario himself sort of has a "vanilla" personality and is defined by the world around him. Having him as the star of a puppet show would make for a show that's mostly bland, cheerful and happy, and would seem to be for small children at least at first glance even if not intended as such (as opposed to the games; puppet shows in general are often seen as a "kiddie" thing thanks to Sesame Street). A Yoshi show in particular would probably be preschool cringe, seeing as the games themselves are aimed more at kids than the main Mario games. Having a snarky, hammy character with attitude at the helm would make it clearer that the show will have a lot of attitude and personality of its own, and lots of snark and all-ages humor to draw in the Mario franchise's diverse fanbase.

-Mario barely talks; it's more or less conjectured that he CAN talk, but he's mostly mute in his games (likely as a stylistic/storytelling choice). Meanwhile, Bowser and Wario have extensive dialogue, and both have had fully-voiced appearances (Bowser in Sunshine, and Wario much more recently and professionally in WarioWare Gold).

-If it's a Wario show, it would likely be centered around WarioWare, which would provide even more potential for the wackiness and charm that would tell most people "this isn't a kiddie puppet show".

-The talk-show format could provide for some interesting "guest stars" from different Nintendo franchises, including other animal/monster characters like Kirby, Piranha Plants and Ridley. Human guest stars like Link could be nice, but I don't see them being a thing, considering that they would have to either be a) CGI (too much medium blending), b) live actors (which Nintendo barely ever does - when was the last time you saw Treehouse members in cosplay starring in a video?), or c) more puppets (which could end up very creepy if done wrong - see: the Japanese Link's Awakening commercial).

While sorting through my amiibo collection, I've had trouble deciding on a favorite Mario extended universe character out of several candidates. Other than Samus, Nintendo characters are like my children - I love them all and have so much trouble deciding which ones I love the best. Below are the ones I'm thinking of out of the Mario extended universe in particular:

 :bowser: : Bowser is badass, 'nuff said. He calls himself the King of Awesome, and lives up to it, with 900 pounds of pure destructive reptilian girth, devastating fiery breath, and a lovable and hammy personality to boot. Yet, he's not straight-up evil, and can be a very effective hero when the situation calls for it.

Rosalina: One of the most subversive Mario characters, Rosalina looks a lot like her predecessors Peach and Daisy, but breaks the mold by being a serene, caring and powerful god-like cosmic entity. I love Rosalina because of what she represents for the franchise - creativity, love, family, innocence and hidden depths.

 :wario: : Also a very subversive character, but in a different way. While Mario is just about everything you'd expect from the "happy-go-lucky cartoon character" archetype, Wario tries to be the opposite on purpose. He's greedy, lazy, obnoxious, smelly, and loves to revel in being a bad guy, and his has own adventures that are usually motivated by greed. He's also hilarious to play and watch in Smash. Though his grossness can be a point against him at times, as I get slightly triggered by gross things in real life.

King K. Rool: Basically Bowser on steroids. While he isn't nearly as iconic, he's far more evil and cruel while remaining humorously hammy. I never grew up with the DKC cartoon, but as a fan of both reptiles and Darth Vader, I found his DK64 portrayal to be very very cool and wish future games would build on it.

 :peach: : The most iconic female in gaming, and that's all that you need to know. Peach does suffer quite a bit for almost always playing the damsel in distress and never living down her constant tendency to be kidnapped, but I found her role and character development in Odyssey to be amazing. She's also a great character in the RPG's.

The Marioverse / Re: The Future of King K. Rool
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:02:05 PM »
I think it seems likely that King K. Rool might appear in more games now, though I'm not sure in wat capacity yet. I don't tink it's likely that he'd be added to Mario Party, but I could definitely see him being added to the rosters of future sports games or Mario Kart- perhaps he'll be a downloadable character for Mario Tennis Aces? I think he also has potential to return in the Donkey Kong series too, though if it's in a main platformer, it'd be nice if they could bring back the other Kremlings and some of the other Kongs and Animal Friends too - more of the stuff from Donkey Kong that hasn't been used for a while. Perhaps he might appear if they made a new spinoff title in the vein of Jungle Climber and Barrel Blast if he's not going to reappear in the main series yet?

Hell, K. Rool was such a megaton reveal for Smash that I think the hype would transfer over to whatever Mario spinoff he's announced for first, even though they usually don't attract much attention apart from Kart.

The Marioverse / Re: The Future of King K. Rool
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:40:13 PM »
Also what could K Rool's next alias be?
General K. Rool, and in each world you have to fight a different branch of the Kremling Military.
Wouldn't it be Kommander K. Rool? And would he be wearing a modern military uniform or a 1800's/Napoleon sort of deal (which would end up looking similar to Kaptain)?

While not technically an alias, I'm a big fan of the Darth Vader deal he had going on in DK64, where he acted and sounded super serious and intimidating and was somehow unfitting-yet-fitting for his kartoony, komikal design. K. Rool's definitive voice in my headcanon is the Vader-pastiche voice he had there.

I should also mention King K. Rool. As a Fire Emblem fan, I've had to deal with his absolutely horrid fanbase blaming FE (particularly Lucina and Corrin) for why he didn't get into Smash 4, and I even groaned at first when they revealed him for Smash Ultimate. But one spectacular Smash release and masterfully designed amiibo later, and he's one of my favorite characters in the expanded Mario universe.

Wario. When I was a young teen, I loved him for being quirky, hilarious, badass and a twisted spin on Mario. Now I just find him to be a marginally appealing character for being a walking fart joke, and not a "cool" character otherwise.

The Marioverse / Re: The most annoying voices
« on: February 20, 2019, 01:45:18 PM »
Remember the days where Bowser had a godzillish roar as a voice?

Yeah I didn't like those days.

Smash still thinks it's those days though

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Fire Emblem and Smash: A victim of circumstances
« on: February 20, 2019, 01:41:55 PM »
A horse rider would be a Fire Emblem character I'd use, I wouldn't be lying to myself. It'll be the closest thing I get to a playable horse in Smash.

Frederick would be hilarious

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Fire Emblem and Smash: A victim of circumstances
« on: February 20, 2019, 01:41:15 PM »
I was actually hoping for Lyn to be playable, what with the publicity she got in Warriors and Heroes. But she's yet another swordfighter. Truth be told, swords are the main weapon of Fire Emblem and all of the most popular characters are swordfighters, maybe except for Tiki, and so the "too many swordfighters" controversy is also a victim of circumstance. Hopefully Three Houses will buck the trend and give us a lord/most popular characters that uses something other than swords.

The Marioverse / Re: The Future of King K. Rool
« on: February 20, 2019, 01:19:00 PM »
There was a report somewhere that the developers of Tropical Freeze wanted to include K. Rool somewhere. Perhaps as a secret boss or something. But supposedly Sakurai caught wind of this and wanted to be the one to bring back K. Rool back in full glory with his playability in Smash Ultimate.

I do rather think that's a bit of a greedy power grab by Sakurai if that's true. But nonetheless did achieve in making K. Rool's return extra special. It should mean either way that whenever the next Donkey Kong Country game is made K. Rool will probably play a major role.

Interesting. I don't think it would be a greedy power grab, since Sakurai doesn't have power over Retro or vice versa, but it's possible that they agreed that Smash would be a bigger return for K. Rool than DKCTF. Still, the whole "K. Rool in Smash" saga is really fascinating in hindsight, what with Sakurai trolling fans with the Mii costume and Bayo as the ballot winner when in reality he was secretly planning K. Rool for the next entry on a much more popular system. I love you Sakurai, you magnificent *bleep*

The Marioverse / The Future of King K. Rool
« on: February 20, 2019, 12:55:03 PM »
With the rave reception our beloved Kremling King got in SSBU, it's pretty clear that fans can't get enough of K. Rool. In the Metroid franchise, they started pushing Ridley because of his popularity (he was added to Samus Returns despite being absent from Metroid II), so do you think they'd do the same thing with K. Rool? I'd love to see the Kremlings return as the main antagonists of DKCR3, but would honestly spazz if they made K. Rool a core member of the Mario spinoff cast like with Diddy and put him in Mario Kart 9 and/or the next Mario Party.

The Marioverse / Re: Super Mario Party
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:56:19 PM »
Is this game worth a purchase? I loved the Mario Party titles as a kid but recognize that their reception dwindled over the years, and apparently this title is a return to form.

EDIT: You can say the opposite happened with Wario for me. I used to think he was the coolest thing ever, but his Smash portrayal made me lose most of my unironic admiration for him beyond his being a walking fart joke that happens to be good for trolling/taunt parties.
He has always been a joke for me, lol. I'm quite known in this forum for my rather over the top sadism for this character.

And the weird thing is, I still like Waluigi a lot because his charm is based on outright weirdness (and thanks to the fandom, memes) rather than grossout humor.

I was so baffled when Monika, one of the best video game villains in recent years, was beat out by Wario in the GameFAQs Character Battle last year. Then again, it's the same contest that had exactly one (1) Overwatch character in the bracket who was beaten out by Fox, so *shrugs*

Super Smash Bros. / Re: How do you play Smash?
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:48:42 PM »
I play Ultimate, and it's usually 3 stocks, 7 minutes, Battlefield forms or other balanced stages. I like to play both casual and competitive (though I still have a lot to learn for the latter), and competitive play helps me get good at my favorite characters. I still have a long way to go for ZSS, who's apparently the most technical character in the game.

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Who is your punching bag?
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:46:02 PM »
As Samus and ZSS, I usually use Bayonetta because I'm a hardcore SamusxBayo shipper (and vice-versa, I use ZSS as a dummy when practicing Bayo).

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Who is your punching bag?
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:57:12 PM »
Depends on the character. As Samus and ZSS, I usually use Bayonetta because I'm a hardcore SamusxBayo shipper (and vice-versa, I use ZSS as a dummy when practicing Bayo).

For most of my other mains, it's usually a stereotypical middleweight realistically-proportioned human like Chrom or Marth. For Peach, I used Bowser and Wario because theming.

Super Smash Bros. / Re: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:55:29 PM »
Oh yeah, some songs are in the music list, but not available to be played anywhere else. The Smash 64 menu is one of those.

Why oh why they designed it like this, and also have Super Mario World music absent from a Super Mario World stage, along with having 500 different pieces of music to turn off per stage, is going to be a real baffling decision.

Tell me about it. The E3 2018 Main Theme is completely absent from the game, period. Shame because it's my favorite version of Lifelight, even more than the already-amazing menu and vocal versions.

The Marioverse / Re: The most annoying voices
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:50:44 PM »
Toad. Toad. TOAD. The whole Sticker Star fiasco only made it worse. Bowser Jr. as well, especially since the Koopalings he's constantly "competing" with have more likable teen-like voices. While I'm inclined to say Daisy, I never played DD and was never exposed to the horrors of "HI I'M DAISY".

I also hate Smash!Diddy's chimpanzee screeches, and going further into Smash (hey, the wiki has articles on them), I can't stand Sonic's and male Pokémon Trainer's voices (the female Trainer is fine though). On a related note, I'm glad that Toad is silent in Smash, since Peach is one of my mains.

The Marioverse / Re: Peach's wedding dress hairstyle in Mario Odyssey?
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:27:04 PM »
Thanks so much! Those help a lot! So it seems that it's similar to her ponytail but higher and more fanned out.

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