Fireball gun

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Daisy holding a fireball gun.

The fireball gun[1], also known as the Fry Guy Flamethrower,[2] the toaster,[3] flamethrower[4], flame thrower[5], fireball thrower[6], and flame-throwing gun[6], is a weapon used in the Super Mario Bros. film. As its name suggested, it shoots fireballs as opposed to bullets.

President Koopa threatens Mario and Luigi with a fireball gun during their battle, only to be launched into an empty vat by a Thwomp Stomper-using Mario. When the dimensions merge, the fireball gun malfunctions, forcing Koopa to discard it for a Devolution Gun. Upon returning to Dinohattan, Koopa manages to get the gun to work again and fires it at the Mario Bros., only to miss and hit a Koopa propaganda poster depicting him kissing a baby, enabling the brothers to get a clear shot at him with Devolution Guns.

Three weeks later, Daisy shows up at the Mario Bros.' home armed with a fireball gun, asking for help.

Trivia[edit]

  • One of the names for the fireball gun is the "Fry Guy Flamethrower" in reference to the Fryguy enemy introduced in Super Mario Bros. 2. A neon sign in the Boom Boom Bar says "These premises are protected by Fry Guy Flamethrowers".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd Strasser, Super Mario Bros., Fantail, 1993, ISBN 0-14-090037-3.
  2. ^ a b Screenshot courtesy of smbmovie.com
  3. ^ "One of the most interesting elements of the production of SUPER MARIO BROS. was the detail incorporated into the weapons seen throughout the film. Seen here is a detailed production sketch of a "toaster," a mini-flamethrower used by Koopa towards the end of the movie." from #94 of the Super Mario Bros. Trading Cards
  4. ^ https://www.smbmovie.com/SMBArchive/preproduction/script/rainbowdraft.pdf Super Mario Bros. Movie Archive, shooting rewrites 2
  5. ^ https://www.smbmovie.com/SMBArchive/merchandise/toys.htm Super Mario Bros. Movie Archive, action figure packaging
  6. ^ a b https://www.smbmovie.com/SMBArchive/merchandise/promo/presskit/presskit_booklet.html Super Mario Bros. Movie Archive, presskit