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This is an archive of a successful featured article nomination. If this page is unprotected, do not modify its contents, as it is an archive of past discussions.
Skewer was nominated to be a featured article at 02:00, October 9, 2020 (EDT) and passed at 13:35, 16 October 2020.


  1. Ray Trace (talk) I've expanded the article by a lot, going into comprehensive detail about their game appearances in the levels and doing a lot of research by watching YouTube videos of all of the games they appear in and taking note of their patterns and specifically where they appear in the level. In addition, I filled in gaps of knowledge, such as where they appear and how they look like in Wario Land Shake It, added available manga information where they appear in, created a gallery section for them, and researched their bio to include from the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia. This was how the article originally looked like before I revamped it. In the end, I think that despite the elegant simplicity of the obstacle, I enjoy how a lot can still be said about it, and I think this article is the best, most comprehensive page we can get on the internet about our favorite, spiked, metallic screaming death trap in the Mario universe.
  2. Scrooge200 (talk) Very informative and detailed. I'm a bit unsure about the profiles section from SMBE, though.
  3. Archivist Toadette (talk) Added additional details from Mario Party 10 to show my support.
  4. Waluigi Time (talk) Per all.
  5. DarkNight (talk) Per all.
  6. Bazooka Mario (talk) I pushed her to work on this thing. :P
  7. Doomhiker (talk) This article goes in incredible depth, often even going into individual level appearances. A well written, complete article which is an example of what obstacle pages should be.


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@Scrooge200: I think as long as I'm just documenting their bio and not sourcing their name, it's fine. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 02:49, October 9, 2020 (EDT)

I forgot but, I might need to add Super Mario Maker official course appearances about them. There's a lot of courses to parse through, though the first Super Mario Maker itself has...I think six courses where they appear in (Updog, Coo! (Yamamura's Key Course), Mary O.'s Key Course, Bowser's Treacherous Trek, Bowser's Chambers of Doom, and Bowser is the Key). I've briefly skimmed through Super Mario Maker 2 and haven't checked out 3DS yet, so I don't know how prominently they appear in both games. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 12:51, October 9, 2020 (EDT)

Found some more Event courses from Super Mario Maker: Toadette: Treasure Tracker, ♪Yu Ayasaki's Big Adventure!♪, METAL RESISTANCE, Hello Kitty & My Melody, and NWC-2017. At this point, I think it's unfeasible to detail all of them, so a list of official courses they appear in would suffice, maybe even talk about how they're used in the levels if they're used in some unique way (like when I watched a YouTube video on how often they're used as creative timers). I'm going to add more here when I find them. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 13:03, October 9, 2020 (EDT)
Super Mario Maker 3DS: World 4-3 (Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS), World 14-3 (Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS), World 15-4 (Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS), and World 18-4
Super Mario Maker 2: Upside-Down Stretches, Save Me, Snake Block!, The Road to Wall Jump Mastery, Vines in the Castle, Secret of the Dry Bones Shell, Just a Normal, Everyday Castle, Swamp Escape by Shell!, Darkness Ahead, Darkness Below, Operation: Toadal Eclipse, Mario Shinwa e (Yoiko Original), Finals III: Invitational 2019, Finals IV: Invitational 2019, and Rhythm of the Koopa Shell
There, I think that's all of them. Phew. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:30, October 9, 2020 (EDT)

@Scrooge200: In my opinion, even if we're not citing the Encyclopedia, stubbornly refusing to cover it or its information at all would be doing a disservice to our readers. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 13:15, October 9, 2020 (EDT)

Agree. Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 14:08, October 9, 2020 (EDT)
Yeah. Just because we don't use it as authority doesn't mean we can't document its contents. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 18:22, October 9, 2020 (EDT)