Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown

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The 'Shroom is here go read it! But that also means that it's time for input for Issue 181 to be open from now until April 2nd! Since next month's issue will be celebrating Yoshi876's 100th issue as Spotlight Manager with a fitness/sports theme, we're going Mario sports this month. Any and every character who has ever appeared in a Mario sports game is eligible! I'm also allowing any other appropriately buff characters you can think of.

If you'd prefer not to nominate a fighter, you can vote for one of these by leaving a reaction on this post. Making full posts in support of one of these candidates is also welcome!
  • Big Massif - Starting things out with a non-sports character, wow, way to go WT. But seriously, although he hasn't been invited to any sporting events, he's got BEEEEF! With a variety of attacks, any opponent with insufficient beef will cower before him! If you'd like to see Big Massif in the next match, react with Wow (😮).
  • Waluigi - Love him or hate him, if there's any character who represents Mario sports, it's Waluigi himself. Born in the fires of tennis, Waluigi has become a staple of the Mario spinoffs, and sports is no exception. He even brings his tennis racket with him to Smash! Not to mention that he's a personal favorite of Yoshi876. Who better to join Smackdown this time around? If you'd like to see Waluigi in the next match, react with Thinking (🤔).
  • Yoshi - Can't leave out Yoshi, right? Although his attendance isn't perfect, he's right up there with giants like Mario, Luigi, and Peach as one of the most common faces in the Mario spinoffs, and sports are no exception of course! If you'd like to see Yoshi in the next match, react with Angry (😠).
 

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(read this in Jason Griffith's voice)

Hey, hey! What's going on here? A competition?

"Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown", huh? Cool!

My name's Sonic! Sonic the Hedgehog, and I'll sign up for your Smackdown!
 

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How about a Fog Imposter? They come from Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for 3DS and are really competitive, so good for the theme, and have several interesting abilities, like being able to disappear into and appear from fog and can pass through things like gates, and potentially more if you lift some from the Phantasmal Fog. Their main weakness is being beaten, so it could make for a fun match up.
 

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(Thanks Perch for indirectly reminding me I was supposed to do this)

Alright, input on Issue 181 is now closed! Be sure to check out the match which I think will be a great fit for this issue's theme.

Get it? Fit?

Ehhh?



I'll see myself out.
 

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Time to introduce a sure-fire candidate for a potential competitor for next month's Smackdown.
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Spike Koopa
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Seen in Keep-pa-way, definitely one of the minigames in Mario Party 1. They play the role of guards, protecting Bowser's stash.
Now what makes them remarkable?
If one makes contact with them they'll be stunned.
We can only assume this is because of their stunning figure.
Oh, you'll also drop your keys, we here at Corporate Entity are still conducting studies to see if it's just specifically keys. Even if it is just specifically keys, no one wants to be randomly ambushed by some hot person and then suddenly drop your house keys into a nearby sewer drain, right?

Just give them the time of day, Mr.Time. You'll be impressed.




 

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(read this in an overly-hammy announcer voice)

AAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDD IN THE PURPLE CORNER, WEIGHING IN AT...uh...I DON'T KNOW! IT'S BLAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEE THE CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATT!!!
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AND IS SHE A FEISTY ONE, FOLKS! SHE'S BRINGING SOME SERIOUS FIREPOWER TO THE COMPETITION - LITERALLY! SHE CAN SUMMON FIRE AT HER BECK AND CALL!

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! HER SPEED CAN RIVAL THAT OF THE GREAT SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, SO HER FIGHTS ARE NEVER SLOW!

YESSIREE, FOLKS! SHE'S ONE HOT COMPETITOR!
 

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Ook ook ook, hah hay! (It is me, Beta Helper Monkey!

Roh ook ook roohie ha! (I wish to be in the Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown!)

Ooooyoooh! (I can use my skills to beat the competition and dance my way to victory!)
 

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A week late but here's the characters you can vote for if you want
  • Dr. Mario - Hippocratic oath? Never heard of it. Not only can Dr. Mario throw vitamins in your face and beat the stuffing out of you, he can treat you after it's done! That's an easy way to get customers. If you'd like to see Dr. Mario in the next match, react with Wow (😮).
  • Foreman Spike - Something something joke about the Illumination movie. He can beat people up with a hammer, or maybe he'll just decimate his opponent with his excavator. If you'd like to see Foreman Spike in the next match, react with Thinking (🤔).
  • Tropical Wiggler - It's a caterpillar and an accordion at the same time! This one might be kind of a... stretch... If you'd like to see Tropical Wiggler in the next match, react with Angry (😠).
 

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We now go live in studio where Toad is interviewing Colonel Shoey O'Dell
Thank you chuck i'm standing here live with Colonel Shoey O'Dell who-
Shoey O'Dell rips the microphone out of Toad's hand as the audience rains down thunderous boos.
SHUT UP YOU HALFWIT TOADS I'VE GOT SOMETHING OF REAL IMPORTANCE TO SAY. BUT DON'T WORRY I'LL TALK SLOW SO THAT YOU CAN UNDERSTAND" he says into the mic causing the crowd to boo louder.
WALUIGI TIME YOU PUFFED UP BUREAUCRAT IN A 20 COIN SUIT ME AND I'VE HAD IT UP TO HEAR WITH THE RUNAROUND. FIRST YOU WOULDN'T LET MY BOY PARTICIPATE IN THE MUSHROOM KINGDOM SMACKDOWN CHAMPIONSHIP BECAUSE OF SO CALLED "PAPERWORK" PROBLEMS. THEN EVEN AFTER I CORRECTED THIS SO CALLED PAPERWORK YOU STILL WONT BOOK MY BOY? I'VE CALLED, I'VE FAXED, AND I'VE EVEN COME TO YOUR OFFICE IN PERSON TO SCHEDULE A MEETING BUT YOUR SECRETARY CLAIMED "YOU WEREN'T IN." WELL I'M HERE TO TELL YOU I'M DONE I'M NOT GONNA LET YOU DEPRIVE THESE POOR IGNORANT FUNGI OF THEIR CHAMPION. GRUNT GET OUT HERE.
Coming out of the back is a mammoth of a Super Troopa who flexs as the crowd is stunned at the site of the monster.
THIS YOU SO CALLED LADIES AND GENTLEMAN IS GRUNT. STANDING 8 FOOT 5 WEIGHING 450 POUNDS OF SHEER POWER. HE CAN LIFE A KOOPA CLOWN CAR WITH ONE ARM, HE CAN BENCH PRESS A WIGGLER BUS, AND BEST OF ALL HE IS COMPLETELY IMPERVIOUS TO PAIN. Shoey O'Dell strikes Grunt with a Hammer who completely no sells the blow and continues flexing.
DO YOU SEE DO YOU SEE THE MIGHT THAT IS GRUNT. SO BRING ON ROBO MONSTER TROOPA, BRING ON RAWK HAWK, AND YES EVEN BRING ON YOUR SO CALLED CHAMPION CAPTAIN FISHHOOK MY BOY GRUNT HE'LL CRUSH EM ALL!
 

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Waluigi Time, sweet digger, I'm hurt! You didn't hear from your star booking agent for an entire month, and you didn't even think to give me a call? Low blow! Low blow! Lucky for you, I don't hold grudges. Besides, besides, besides, I'm not here to heckle ya. I'm here to show you a star. You know what this ring needs?

It needs MYSTERY!

It needs HISTORY!

It needs one heck of a MYSTERY FROM HISTORY!

That's right, my meal tick-, uh, good friend, I've braved the harsh desert, I've risked curses, I've blown all the money from Proto Piranha's big win on plane tickets, and I've brought you the mysterious Egyptian Koopa.

What can he do? What can he do? Are you really doubting Pitoki? Look at him! He's definitely got this fight in the bag with his power to uh...

...uh...

shrink things?

That's right! This ancient king of the desert can shrink his foes! And also enchant the arena to make them larger! He probably won't use that power much.

Defenses? This Koopa can float! And, uh...

Who needs defenses when you have spectacle, Waluigi Time? I guarantee you - I'd put money down on it - that you book Egyptian Koopa, and the people are going to go wild. Trust in me. Have I ever steered you wrong?

Also, just between you and me, if any archeologists from the Toad Town historical society come along asking about me, I was never here, capiche? They didn't exactly like it when I ran off with their big find, and neither of us need that kind of trouble.
 

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Input for Issue 183 is now open until June 4th! To go with the issue theme, this month's theme is Super Mario Sunshine. Anything that appears in the game is eligible, along with anything that wasn't in the game but feels suitably Sunshine-derived (I can't think of any, but I'm leaving it open in case you do). Or cut content, that's cool too, maybe you're a big fan of Hinokuri2, I don't know.

If you'd prefer not to nominate a fighter, you can vote for one of these by leaving a reaction on this post. Making full posts in support of one of these candidates is also welcome!
  • Gooper Blooper - He's a Blooper, and he's... gooper! He gets ink everywhere! He interferes with your sporting events! It's the closest thing Sunshine has to the kraken, so there's that going for him. If you'd like to see Gooper Blooper in the next match, react with Wow (😮).
  • Pianta - You may be questioning if Piantas have any combat capabilities, but did you know that they play baseball with actual tree trunks as bats?? Oh, and one more thing... HE'S A CHUCKSTER! If you'd like to see Pianta in the next match, react with Thinking (🤔).
  • Swipin' Stu - What are you going to do when this guy swoops from the sky and steals your only methods of attack and/or defense? Nothing, that's what! If you'd like to see Swipin' Stu in the next match, react with Angry (😠).
  • Pachinko Game - Wait how did this get on here

Also while I'm here, allow me to shill for our Blooper Race event which is also open until June 4th! Be sure to check it out.
 

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Gooper Blooper. Yeah. With the Blooper Race and Gooper Blooper being in Super Mario Sunshine, I give my support. However, I can think of three other Sunshine or Sunshine related.

1. Border Bros. They have a Sunshine themed name for one of their minigames called "Super Border Jump Sunshine". But are they too easy to have because all you have to do is jump over the rope until the end. But then again, Super Border Jump Sunshine is the hardest (except for Complete Border Jump, but that combines the previous four including Super Border Jump Sunshine), so it can be hard. It's an idea to consider.
2. There is a Sammer Guy called Sunshine Flood. Guardian of the 25th gate and the first White Sammer Guy. This is all that needs to be said.
3. And for this final one, how about an enemy the is perfect for summer since they appear on Peach Beach in Mario Karts: Double Dash and Wii. They are the Cataquacks. Coming in blue and red colors, they can cause their opponents to fly high into the air.
 

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Luigi with Poltergust

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NOW WT I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, "LJS THIS ISNT SUNSHINE THEMED YOU BIG MEGA BLOK", BUT LEMME TELL YOU SOMETHING
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YOU SEE MARIO SUNSHINE AND LUIGI'S MANSION ARE CONNECTED IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE OKAY

FOR STARTERS THERE'S THE EQUIPMENT. IN SUNSHINE ITS FLUDD IN MANSION IT'S THE POLTERGUST

GUESS WHO CREATED BOTH

THATS RIGHT

E GADD

BUT WAIT THERES MORE

YOU SEE A THROWAWAY LINE IN THE GAME ALLUDES TO LUIGIS MANSION
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ITS ALL CONNECTED WT

ALL CONNECTED
 

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Oh, this horrid hot worrisome weather.
What will help deal with this dreaded drought?
What will help with the outrageous overheating?
All you need is a fan.
They'll chill you but you'll find they make you a much cooler person.
All you need is one.
But not any person with a fan can handle the heat.
Who can?
Who knows more about handling the heat than a new hot star?
Everyone goes for those who had their time in the spotlight in the past.
But they always self-destruct sooner than later.
All the time, Mr.Time.
Nah, you need an underdog.
Y'know, unseen talent?
A fella that didn't quite get on the big stage.

Hinokuri2: Unused but Will Keep the Crowd Enthused
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Yeah baby, I got you a real underground star here!
Buddy, this fella doesn't even have a page to link you to.
You've got to be a real cultured fella to know about this guy.
I'm a big fan of them.
Oh?
It seems you already know about them too, Mr.Time.
What a coincidence, but not unbelievable knowing you.
This person's got real skills!
Looking at this paper on them, they can drop Swoopin' Stu's from a nozzle on their back.
Funky.
They also got quite a large stature, they could, quite literally, crush the competition.
So come on, bring on any of those other boring big shots schmucks you got.
Hinokuri2 will show'em the heat.

 

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Shoey made me submit a character so I am submitting Blue Bird



It's a bird and it's blue, uhh it drops a blue coin if you spray it in the face with water

It can fly I guess, maybe it can peck at you with its beak or something

Thanks for your consideration me
 

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Are those goons from the historical society gone? Yeah?

Waluigi Time, sweet silver spoon, I hear you're looking for Grade A Isle Delfino talent this month! You should've called me earlier and I could've had you booked before the posters were off the printer!

Am I psychic? Aww, no, no, now you're just greasing me. It's pure agent intuition! A man down at the docks hooked me up on a REAL, READY-TO-FIGHT ISLE DELFINIAN YOSHI!

That's right, Waluigi Time, my porcelain bowl, this is an exclusive offer that I've been holding for the right visionary. I've sat on this for a whole year waiting for someone who DESERVED this fighter, and I can only give this to my favorite ringmaster. No, really, I can only give it to you. Everyone else returned it.

Feast your eyes!

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What'd'ya mean it doesn't look like a Yoshi? You've just never seen such a... well-fed, yeah, uh, well-fed Yoshi from Isle Delfino! Those extra pounds are muscle, definitely all muscle.

Now hang on, Waluigi Time, I see that skeptical look on your face, but just look at those polka dots! That's a Yoshi Egg if I've ever seen one! And it can even do one of those famous Ground-Pounds!

That's right, Waluigi Time, sweet cornflakes, this Yoshi knows how to throw its weight around! It's a champion! Watch how it leaps into the air and slams back down on its enemies! Squashed flat with a "bring-hah!" Or a "Craaaaaahww". Same difference, right? You've reinforced that ring, right?

And defense? You won't find a tougher Yoshi! This Yoshi is such a toughie that it'll practically sleep through attacks when it retreats in its... saddle? Shell? Do Yoshis have shells? Wait, what am I talking about? That's a Yoshi Egg, is what I mean of course! It's not just a lughead! This Yoshi is smart enough that it kept its eggshell to use as a shield!

It's a real winner, so how about I let you take it off my hands for being my favorite ringmaster? No, seriously. Take it off my hands. I can't afford to keep feeding it.
 

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We go live on location with Shelldon standing by.
"Thank you chuck i'm here with Colonel Shoey O'Dell. Colonel it was a dominating debut by Grunt." Says the young Noki Interviewer.
"It sure was why it's a good thing that Dr. Mario knows so many doctors because he's gonna need permanent care after what Grunt did to him haha. But I told you Shelldon, I told everyone watching right now, and most importantly I told that puffed up man in a rented suit Waluigi Time you put Grunt in the ring and he'll crush them all. Be it Koopa, Yoshi, or even the great King Bowser nothing can stand up to the might of Grunt." Brags the Colonel.
"Now I notice that Grunt isn't with you this month does that mean he will not be participating in saturday June 18th's Beach Bash? (tickets on sale now)" Shelldon asks
"Unfortunately for all these pineapple drinking islanders Grunt will not be participating in Saturday June 18th's Beach Bash. After demolishing Dr. Mario last month me and Grunt were swamped with booking offer. Glitz Pit, Mushroom Wrestling Federation, and even the Sarasaland Wrestling Association all want a piece of Grunt. But don't you worry my simple island friends for I scoured the entire island looking for top tier talent for Saturday June 18's Beach Bash and i'm pretty sure I found the only diamond in this islands rough. Get on out here son" The Colonel says gesturing to the back.
Out steps a man dressed in Pinta outfit.
"This ladies and gentleman is Il Piantissimo the fastest man on these pathetic isles." the Colonel boasts as the crowd boos.
The dressed up man takes the mic "Man of you already know who I am but for those who don't I am Il Piantissimo the fastest man in the world. For years I have raced these islands never defeated never even challenged but now I shall enter the ring. Why you might ask? To show that I Il Piantissimo fastest man in the universe can dominate all sports with my superior speed. When I enter that ring i'll have defeated my opponents before they even know what hit them." Boasts that the strangely disguised man.
"That's right all you drooling islanders it doesn't matter if the opponent is stronger, bigger, or even more technically proficient. Because with Il Piantissimo speed they won't even be able to lay a hand on him. In fact why don't we give them just a little bit of a demonstration." The Colonel says as Il Piantissimo nods.
Colonel Shoey O'Dell throws a small ball as far as he can down the horizon. As soon as the ball hits the ground Colonel Shoey O'Dell says Go as Il Piantissimo take off sprinting bringing the ball back in less then 20 seconds.
"DO YOU SEE DO YOU SEE THE SPEED OF II PIANTISSIMO! AT BEACH BASH SATURDAY JUNE 18TH. WHEN II PIANTISSIMO STEPS INTO THE RING THE MATCH WILL BE OVER IN A FLASH" Boasts Shoey O'Dell.
 

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Input for Issue 183 is now closed! Thanks for your nominations and votes. Be sure to read it in two weeks to find out who got into the Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown Beach Bash (name definitely not stolen from Shoey), and to check out all the other cool sections of course. It's free, no need to go hunting down Blue Coins!
 

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PS sorry I entered the same thing as shoey, I didn't realize he had also done Piantissimo
You're good, don't worry about it! I encourage people to support characters they like even if someone has already nominated them, that lets me know that multiple people want to see the character which factors into my decision for who to pick.
 
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