MarioWiki:BJAODN/Princess Peach's voice
|Princess Peach's voice|
Princess Peach's voice
|A voice of a pure and noble soul. Such a voice of great beauty is able to awaken the Beanstar.|
|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)|
- “Listen to me, everyone!!! Something terrible has happened! The Goodwill Ambassador from our neighbor, the Beanbean Kingdom, just paid a visit! But it was no friendly visit! The ambassador stole Princess Peach's voice!”
- —Toad, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Princess Peach's voice is the sound that is produced when the character Princess Peach speaks aloud. The voice itself is the main desired subject to fill the enemy's plot in the Game Boy Advance game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
When The Goodwill Ambassador of the Beanbean Kingdom announce that she is to pay a good faith visit to the Mushroom Kingdom, a ceremony is organised in the honour or her arrival at Peach's Castle. The Goodwill Ambassador and her accomplice formally present themselves to Princess Peach and states that with the desire to improve the Beanbean Kingdom's ties with the Mushroom Kingdom, she brings a gift from her monarch; Queen Bean. She bows while her accomplice presents a box to Princess Peach, who shows her curiosity for the gift and steps forward in interest. Inside is a jack-in-the-box which sprays out a gas, which immediately takes effect and surrounds Peach's head, extracting her voice. The ambassador and her accomplice are revealed to be the notorious villains Cackletta and Fawful when their disguises are cast aside. The nearby Toads begin panicking, unable to do anything to stop them. The perpetrators begin cackling as the voice is absorbed by Fawful's Headgear, which causes the princess to faint. They make their escape through the roof of the castle and flee back to the Beanbean Kingdom.
Mario and Luigi are quickly called to the scene, where the Koopa King Bowser and two Toads are pondering over the situation. The Bros. are informed of what happened to their princess. She tries to say something, but all that is produced is an Explosive Vocabulary (or Royal Speech Bombs), where her speech is converted to Bob-ombs and other explosives which in turn will fall from the animated speech bubble and blow up once they hit the ground. Bowser urges Mario to retrieve the voice, because "If I kidnap Princess Peach in this state, she'll wreck my castle!" Mario is to travel with Bowser on his Koopa Cruiser to the Beanbean Kingdom to hunt down Cackletta and Fawful.
In the skies above the Mushroom Kingdom, Luigi catches sight of them through his binoculars, which is followed by a round of attacks from Fawful's Headgear. Laughing in a maniacal manner, he lets it slip that "Princess Peach's sweet voice will soon be the bread that makes the sandwich of Cackletta's desires." Fawful then let out a final wave of fury on the Koopa Cruiser and it crash lands somewhere near the border of the two kingdoms. Mario and Luigi quickly find each other, but Bowser is not seen anywhere.
Soon after crossing the border into the Beanbean Kingdom, the Bros. enter the Stardust Fields and soon meet the Starshade Bros., who are quite thrilled to see the famous Mario & Luigi. The Mario Bros. tell them about the theft of Princess Peach's voice, and the Starshade Bros. think it's incredible that the voice is in the hands of some vile enemy. One bro. adds "Her voice must be recovered no matter what it takes!". Mario and Luigi soon come across a Cannon where Bowser finds himself stuck. A Starshade Bro. soon becomes tired of Bowser's whining and decides to light the fuse on the cannon. Scared and panicking, Bowser stats yelling "M-MARIO!!! Green 'Stache!!! You gotta get Princess Peach's voice back! It's all up to you!" The cannon then fires Bowser out of sight, and Mario and Luigi go forth to look for him.
The Bros. scale Hoohoo Mountain and on the summit, they meet Prince Peasley who encountered Cackletta and Fawful on the mountain during his "secret mission". Mario informs him of the theft of Princess Peach's voice, but the Beanbean prince disregards their worries, saying "I wouldn't worry about Princess Peach. I'm quite sure she'll be fine. At any rate, we should chase Cackletta!" Prince Peasley then requests the Bros. to visit Queen Bean at Beanbean Castle once they climb down the mountain. He suspects that Cackletta's next target is the castle.
When the Bros. reach Beanbean Castle Town, they find that the place has been attacked by Cackletta and Fawful. Beanbean Castle had not appeared to be attacked however. Shortly after entering the castle, the Bros. meet Lady Lima, the highest and longest-serving lady at court. She sends the Bros. to the Castle Sewers where they later come across a locked door. After is has been unlocked, Lady Lima will emerge, thanking the Bros. for feeing her. She explains that Cackletta concealed her, which then reveals that the Lady Lima that the Bros. spoke to earlier was an imposter. Repairing the castle plumbing was for the villain's benefit, as it disabled the castle's security system protecting the Beanstar, a mystical object which is said to grant wishes and fulfil anyone's greatest desires. The residents of the castle have always acted as guardians for the Beanstar, keeping it out of evil hands. But as many of the royalists were imprisoned, the Beanstar has very little protection. Mario and Luigi are urged by the real Lady Lima to go upstairs and stop Cackletta from taking the Beanstar. But by the time they get there, it's already too late. The villains are about to leave the castle with the treasure. Fawful mocks the Bros. by saying "Once we awaken the Beanstar with Princess Peach's voice, this world will be Cackletta's snack cake!" The villains then flee.
The Bros. explain to Queen Bean that Cackletta has stolen both the Beanstar and Princess Peach's voice, but Queen Bean seems clueless as to why Cackletta would steal those particular objects in the first place. Lady Lima seems to know, and she tells the story of how the Beanstar is the protector of the Beanbean Kingdom and has the power to grant all desires. To prevent such power being used for evil, the Beanstar was cast into a deep sleep and could only be awakened by a voice of a pure and noble soul. In this day and age, Princess Peach is the only one who possesses such a voice. The reason Cackletta stole Princess Peach's voice is because she plans to awaken the Beanstar and fulfil all of her desires. And there's no mistaking her one true desire; to rule the world. Queen Bean then booms with laughter, and urges them to not fear. She claims to have foreseen Cackletta's desire long ago and the kingdom is well prepared. The group are then informed of the arrival of Prince Peasley and the Bros. head out to meet him. Prince Peasley's hard work on his mission is about to pay off, since he has found that Cackletta's current whereabouts are within Woohoo Hooniversity. It seems like the perfect place to awaken the Beanstar with the voice, and the Prince intends to get there as soon as possible. Queen Bean encourages Mario and Luigi to also make their way there, saying "This may be your chance to recover Princess Peach's voice!"
With the town now repaired, the Bros. travel southeast to Woohoo Hooniversity. A door near the main room grants access to the area that Cackletta and Fawful are carrying out their plan. Fawful is making some final adjustments to one of three Peach-bots, which are robots that are programmed to play a perfect copy of the stolen voice. Each Peach-bot is positioned around the Beanstar. The villain's intention is to awaken the Beanstar with the voice projected from the Peach-bots. He cues to Cackletta to unleash the voice of Princess Peach on the Beanstar. Cackletta cackles with glee, as she can feel the moment when the world will bow down to her is nigh. Mario and Luigi walk in just as Cackletta pulls out a remote control from her pocket, which sends out a signal for the Peach-bots to speak. The bots immediately begin to emit waves of sound and for a few seconds everything seems to be going to plan, but something strange and unexpected happens. The calm green of the Beanstar suddenly turns an angry shade of red, and the now enraged star begins to float up in the air. It soon comes crashing down to the ground several consecutive times, creating a hole in the floor with each bounce. Cackletta and Fawful make a rush to take cover. On the fifth bounce the floor gives in, sending the Beanstar and all three Peach-bots plummeting down to the floor below. With everything now silent, Cackletta walks over and begins to laugh, but quickly realises what really happened. She didn't expect anything like this at all. Fawful suggests that they flee. But at that very moment the Mario Bros. emerge from their hiding place, and the villains cry out with rage.
After a battle, Fawful recovers first and he sucks up the weak Cackletta's energy with his Headgear. He then prepares to give Mario and Luigi one final attack, but Prince Peasley arrives just in time and sends the villains flying from the Hooniversity and out of sight. He then tells the Bros. to quickly get to the fallen Beanstar, but they first explain how the Beanstar reacted to Princess Peach's voice. Prince Peasley seems as clueless as them as to why the voice drove the Beanstar mad, but he senses a surprising secret at the end of this riddle. The Bros. then make their way to recover the fallen Beanstar. When they reach the bottom floor of the Hooniversity, they find that the Beanstar is breathing hard on the ground, but it seems to be slowly recovering and turning back to its calmer green self. But suddenly, a Peach-bot that got stuck on the way to the ground suddenly falls, and its voice drives the Beanstar mad again. Mario and Luigi try to grab a hold of the Beanstar, but it is not enough to stop it from flying straight through the roof of the Hooniversity. Mario and Luigi soon lose their grip and they fall out of sight. The Beanstar, free from the irritating voice at a hundred feet in the air but still weak, splits into four pieces. Each piece gets scattered far and wide throughout the Beanbean Kingdom.
While Mario and Luigi are on their way back to the castle, they bump into Prince Peasley who happened to be looking for them. The Prince informs the Bros. that Princess Peach is blessing the Beanbean Kingdom with her presence, and he would like them to head to Beanbean Airport to greet her. But while this is occurring, on the other side of the kingdom within the Stardust Fields, a weak and struggling Fawful carries the energy of a suffering Cackletta within his Headgear. They come across Bowser lying in a crumpled heap. With Cackletta's consent, Fawful transfers her energy into Bowser's body, possessing him and resulting in a grotesque mix of the two forms which is later titled Bowletta.
Meanwhile, Mario and Luigi are watching the plane land at Beanbean Airport. The group meets at Beanbean Castle Court Gardens, and the Bros. appear to be very honoured to see their princess again. She bows and prepares to say something, but the Bros. instinctively take cover as they haven't forgotten Peach's "Explosive Vocabulary" as a result of losing her voice "Mario! Luigi!", Princess Peach says without falter. The Bros. seem very puzzled. Toadsworth thinks that it may be time to reveal the truth. He says "I must tell you… Princess Peach's voice… was never stolen!"
Prince Peasley then tells the shocked Mario Bros. that he knew Cackletta was after the royal voice, so he beat her to the castle and warned Princess Peach. Birdo acted as the imposter who wore a dress with a wig, taking the appearance of Princess Peach. Peach and Toadsworth hid behind a curtain while the theft took place. The voice that got stolen was Birdo's voice; that's why the Beanstar acted so strangely. Peach apologises to Mario and Luigi for causing them all this trouble, and claims that she intended to tell them immediately after the theft, but Bowser beat them to the castle and she couldn't "spill the beans", so to speak. Toadsworth adds a word of congratulations on defeating Cackletta, and the Mario Bros. strike a "modest" victory pose.
It is interesting to note that Prince Peasley didn't immediately reveal the truth about Princess Peach's voice to the Bros. up until this point in the game. He always acted like he knew little about the theft of the voice, even though he has a significant role in it. The exact reason why the Prince didn't tell the Bros. until Cackletta was defeated is unknown. But it is likely to be because ever since meeting the Mario Bros. on Hoohoo Mountain, Prince Peasley felt as if he could use their help to try and hunt down Cackletta. The Bros. initially came to the Beanbean Kingdom to retrieve the voice, it may have occurred to Prince Peasley that if the Bros. knew that the princess was safe after all, then they were likely to return to the Mushroom Kingdom and leave the Cackletta situation solely in his hands.
Soon after her arrival, Princess Peach announces that she wishes to visit Little Fungitown, a Toad-inhabited town up in the north of the kingdom. While Luigi is walking alone in the town during their stay, everything turns dark and he is suddenly surrounded by a wave of lightning. Bowser's Clown Car hovers ahead of Luigi, and Princess Peach is seen within the car. Peach cries for help as she is dragged down and a dark, silhouetted figure emerges. At first Luigi thinks it is Bowser, but he soon realises that he is sorely mistaken. It is Bowletta; the form Cackletta took when she possessed Bowser's body. She says to Luigi "I need no voice this time… I'll just steal… The real deal!!!".
Back at Beanbean Castle, Bowletta contacts the group, demanding them to bring her the four pieces of the Beanstar if they want their princess returned safely. Prince Peasley says that there is little that they can do now, and they must gather the Beanstar pieces as Bowletta demands. The four pieces are scattered far and wide throughout the Beanbean Kingdom. Once they have been recovered, Bowletta will contact them again at Beanbean Castle. She tells them to bring the Beanstar to a drop-off point at Joke's End, an area in the northeast of the kingdom. But the Beanstar for the princess seems unlikely to be an honest trade, as recent events imply that Bowletta is to use the princess herself to awaken the Beanstar. Queen Bean contemplates this thought, and says "Hmm… But if he…she…uh, IT plans to return Princess Peach when we give it the Beanstar… Then it can't he planning to use Princess Peach's voice to awaken the Beanstar after all…" Toadsworth agrees. Prince Peasley has the idea to supply the Bros. with a Fake Beanstar, so any attempt to awaken it with Peach's voice will be fraught. Concerned about the cleanliness of the princess, Toadsworth also gives the Bros. with an extra dress for her.
After crossing the ocean, the Bros. will reach Joke's End with an extra dress for Peach and both the fake and genuine Beanstar. A long journey to the top floor leads them to the reception area, where Fawful awaits the arranged Beanstar. Luigi proceeds to give the fake Beanstar, but Fawful easily sees through their deception and attacks Luigi. He then stores the real Beanstar within his Headgear and returns to Bowletta. The Bros. know that the villains aren't likely to keep their side of the promise, and as of now they have both the princess and the Beanstar in their possession. Luigi breaks down crying, not seeing very much hope, but Mario has an idea. Luigi is to wear Peach's extra dress along with a blonde wig in order to take an uncanny appearance of Princess Peach. The only characteristic that could possibly reveal the fake Princess is Luigi's mustache, which he covers with his hands while confronting Bowletta and Fawful. The villains appear very confused when Mario has another princess with him, and become enraged when that princess tells them that they expected something like this to happen, so they prepared an imposter. After a bit of a chuckle, Mario and the "princess" begin to casually leave the scene. Seeing little use in a fake princess hostage that can't awaken the Beanstar with her voice, they discard her and chase after the disguised Luigi, who they capture instead. Mario is left with the real Princess Peach, and she thanks him with a kiss. Meanwhile, the villains are already above the clouds on Bowser's Koopa Cruiser which they repaired in order to carry out the final step of the plan. They appear very pleased with themselves, saying "At last, we have both Princess Peach and the Beanstar." They plan to awaken the Beanstar with her voice after they are a safe distance away from the kingdom, but one thing strikes them with curiosity. Why does the stolen damsel cover her mouth with her hands? Bowletta tricks Luigi into turning around by pretending that there is a large cockroach behind him. Luigi's hands fly up in the air with fright, and he quickly realises that there was nothing there after all. He quickly ducks down to make an attempt to hide the mustache, but it's too late. Bowletta and Cackletta have seen it, and they aren't happy. They chase Luigi through the Koopa Cruiser until he comes across the room where the Beanstar is situated, which he takes with him before he sky-dives out of the cruiser. He uses Peach's dress as a parachute and he floats back towards the ground. Bowletta and Fawful run into the room only to find the cruiser's hatch open and the Beanstar gone. They've got nothing. No Beanstar to fulfill their desires, and no voice to awaken it.
The following is a list of quotes from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that concern Princess Peach's voice. Quotes appear in chronological order.
- "Listen to me, everyone!!! Something terrible has happened! The Goodwill Ambassador from our neighbor, the Beanbean Kingdom, just paid a visit! Yeah! But it was no friendly visit! The ambassador stole Princess Peach's voice! …A-And replaced it with this explosive vocabulary!" – Toad, Princess Peach's Castle
- "Mario! Please! Go and retrieve Princess Peach's beautiful voice! Only you can do it!" – Toad, Princess Peach's Castle
- "Bwa ha ha ha! Yes! Go, capture that fiend and get back Peach's voice! And then I can kidnap her!" – Bowser, Princess Peach's Castle
- "Royal Speech Bombs! The villain who stole the lovely voice of the princess has fled to the Beanbean Kingdom!" – Kingdom Courier Bulletin, Toadtown Square
- "You! You're the fiend who stole Peach's voice! How dare you pull of such a cool evil plan?" – Bowser, The skies above the Mushroom Kingdom
- "If you are giving us the chase just to get your silly princess's voice back, then you are idiots of foolishness! Princess Peach's sweet voice will soon be the bread that makes the sandwich of Cackletta's desires!" – Fawful, The skies above the Mushroom Kingdom
- "Incredible! To think… Princess Peach's lovely voice in the hands of some vile enemy! Her voice must be recovered, no matter what it takes!" – Starshade Bros., Stardust Fields
- "M-MARIO!!! Green 'Stache!!! You gotta get Princess Peach's voice back! It's all up to you!" – Bowser, Stardust Fields
- "Is that so? Princess Peach's voice has been stolen? Heh heh heh… I wouldn't worry about Princess Peach. I'm quite sure she'll be fine. At any rate, we should chase after Cackletta!" – Prince Peasley, Hoohoo mountain Summit
- "At last… at long, long last… I have in my possession both the Beanstar and Peach's voice!" – Cackletta, Beanbean Castle
- "The Beanstar and Princess Peach's voice are already mine!” – Cackletta, Beanbean Castle
- "Once we awaken the Beanstar with Princess Peach's voice, this world will be Cackletta's snack cake!" – Fawful, Beanbean Castle
- "Hmm… So, Cackletta has stolen Princess Peach's voice and the Beanstar… But why would Cackletta steal the Beanstar and Princess Peach's voice in the first place?" – Queen Bean, Beanbean Castle
- "The Beanstar is the protector of this land, and it has the power to grant any and all desires… To prevent such power from being used for evil, the Beanstar was cast into a deep sleep… It is said that a voice of great beauty is required to wake the Beanstar from its slumber. It must be the voice of a pure and noble soul… In this day and age, Princess Peach is the only one who possesses such as voice. So… the reason Cackletta stole Princess Peach's voice… Aha! She must plan to awaken the Beanstar and fulfil all of her desires! And there's no mistaking her one true desire: to rule the world!" – Lady Lima, Beanbean Castle
- "Master Mario! Master Luigi! This may be your chance to recover Princess Peach's voice!" – Queen Bean, Beanbean Castle
- "O Great Cackletta, unleash the voice of Princess Peach on the Beanstar when you are wanting to!" – Fawful, Hoohoo Hooniversity
- "The moment when all the world will bow down to me has come at last… Eeyah ha ha ha! Peach-bots! SPEAK!!!" – Cackletta, Hoohoo Hooniversity
- "What? The Beanstar heard Princess Peach's voice and it went mad? But why would Princess Peach's voice drive the Beanstar mad? I sense a surprising secret at the end of this riddle!" – Prince Peasley, Hoohoo Hooniversity
- "You see… I must tell you… Princess Peach's voice… was never stolen!" – Toadsworth, Beanbean Castle Court Gardens
- "I knew Cackletta was after the royal voice, so I beat them to the castle and warned the princess." – Prince Peasley, Beanbean Castle Court Gardens
- "I need no voice this time… I'll just steal… the real deal!!!" – Bowletta, Little Fungitown
- "Hmm… But if he…she…uh, IT plans to return Princess Peach when we give it the Beanstar… Then it can't be planning to use Princess Peach's voice to awaken the Beanstar after all…" – Queen Bean, Beanbean Castle.
| Princess Peach's voice - The theft at Peach's Castle||1:01|
| Princess Peach's voice - The Beanstar story||0:56|
| Princess Peach's voice - The Peach-bot plot||0:56|
| Princess Peach's voice - The secret of Peach's voice||2:02|
| Princess Peach's voice - "Just steal the real deal!"||1:01|
| Princess Peach's voice - Princess deception||2:43|
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