Talk:Cape Feather

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Why is the feather from Super Mario RPG on here? It doesn't provide a cape at all. Either it should be removed from the article or the whole article should be moved simply to "Feather". ~ Joshi 04:40, 24 April 2009 (EDT)

"Wing Feather"[edit]

Why is the Feather that turns Mario in Wing Mario in SM64DS merged to Cape Feather? I know they're both feathers, but they look different and turn Mario into something else. Although both Power-Ups (Cape Mario and Wing Mario) make Mario fly, they have different attributes (Cape Mario: The cape on Mario's neck, Wing Mario: the wings on his cap), and the method of flying is different as well (Cape Mario: First a Jump, then up & down simulative (if I'm correct), Wing Mario: Triple Jump, then steer (Up = Dive, Down = raise) (again, if I'm correct)). I don't think I'll start a proposal yet, but I think to do either these things with this "Wing Feather":

  • Split it from Cape Feather, and merge it to Wing Cap (as they got pretty much the same effect)
  • Split it from Cape Feather, and make a new article for it

I'd choose the second option myself, but I think you all would choose the first option instead. But if we make a new article, there are two more options:

  • Call the new article "Feather (Super Mario 64 DS)"
  • Call it "Wing Feather" instead

I would choose the second option (again), but I think that would be a conjectural name, so I think the first one's more official. But I might be wrong.
Tell me what you think about it. 60px-ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits)

How about a third option; merge it to the Wing Cap article in a new section. The two items have the same function and the only reason why the wing feather became a separate item was for gameplay reasons. So that other characters cannot turn directly into Wing Mario.--Knife (talk) 17:46, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Oooh, good one. Although it's more like a sub-option for the first one, it is an acceptable option. Such thing also happened to Star Hill, right? Only with a different reason. 60px-ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits)

The official name is "Wings" (seen in the manual). Go figure. YoshiCookie (talk) 10:15, 10 December 2015 (EST)

Put Super Mario 64 (DS) info somewhere else[edit]

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option 1 6-1-13
This is discussed in depth above, but no action was ever taken that I can see. In short, the "feather" from Super Mario 64 DS looks nothing like the Cape Feather, is called Wings both in game and in the manual, and has only a vaguely similar effect. I'm proposing three options here:

Option 1: Remove Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS from this article, place info about the DS item on Wing Cap.
Option 2: Remove Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS from this article, make new article Wings (Super Mario 64 DS) for the DS item (and move the article currently at the name "Wings" accordingly as well, of course).
Option 3: Do nothing.

Proposer: 1337star (talk)
Deadline: November 24, 2012, 23:59 GMT

Option 1[edit]

  1. 1337star (talk) Per proposal/comments above. I think this is the better option than making a new page, since both items do the exact same thing.
  2. New Super Yoshi (talk) Per proposer.
  3. Ghost Jam (talk) Per proposer and above discussions.
  4. Tails777 (talk) The Cape Feather doesn't even appear in those games. The feather doesn't even look like a Cape Feather. So per proposal.
  5. Comp52 (talk) Per Proposal.
  6. Walkazo (talk) - Per all.

Option 2[edit]

  1. Creeper (talk): Well that would be like merging Tanooki Suit and Super Leaf. They have the same effect (as of recent) but have different articles. However, you may explain that the Super Leaf article contains Raccoon Mario info, thus stays in one article. Basically, the Tanooki Mario information on the Super Leaf article would go on the Tanooki Suit page if Option 1 goes through.

Option 3[edit]


DK64 Feather?[edit]

Why is there no info about the ammo feathers from Donkey Kong 64? The Feather page redirects here, on the Cape Feather page. Why don't we change the redirection page (Feather) to a page for the ammo feathers? (or a disambuigation page for the Cape Feather, the one from SM64DS, the one from DK64 and the other feathers if there's more) --Metalex123 (talk) 00:39, 13 July 2014 (EDT)

most recent name[edit]

it's just the feather in mk8d, so your policies indicate this page needs moved if i recall correctly 01:59, 10 May 2017 (EDT)

Several items in the Mario Kart series received name changes, such as Dash Mushrooms. That doesn't mean they override the older name. LinkTheLefty (talk) 12:08, 29 August 2017 (EDT)
Technically, it's the most recent and most common name that takes precedence, and even then, in-game names take precedence over manual names which take precedence over guide names which take precedence over website names and so on and so forth. If the name "Cape Feather" appears only in the manuals and the name "Feather" appears within the game itself, there may be a case for moving the article. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 12:12, 29 August 2017 (EDT)
They're announced as Cape Feathers when placing them in Super Mario Maker, so I think it's pretty clear they're the "base name" in this case. There's no Cape Mario in the Mario Kart series, that's probably why that part of the name was omitted there. Besides, if Cape Feather were changed to Feather, what prevents Mushroom from changing to Dash Mushroom using the same logic? LinkTheLefty (talk) 12:46, 29 August 2017 (EDT)

Split "Cape Feather" and "Feather" similar to how we handle Super Mushroom and Mushroom[edit]

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So after the Wing Cap proposal failed, I came up with a different idea using information gained during it that should satisfy all bases, and now want to go ahead and propose it. Basically, split the non-capey Mario Kart item from here to "feather" (moving the current feather disambig page) and merging the SM64DS item to that new page, just like how so many not-Super Mushrooms are grouped together on the Mushroom page despite not necessarily being based off each other. In this case, the SMK and 64DS feathers are separately based on the Cape Feather, like those mushrooms are separately based on the Super Mushroom.

Proposer: Doc von Schmeltwick (talk)
Deadline: June 24, 2021, 23:59 GMT


  1. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) - Per Proposal
  2. 7feetunder (talk) - After reviewing the Wing Cap proposal and mulling it over for a bit, this seems like the best option. In addition to the Mushroom and Super Mushroom precedent, both the Japanese and English versions omit the cape-specific part of the name when the Feather has a non-cape effect, which includes both Mario Kart and SM64DS. I don't think the arguments for keeping the SM64DS Wings merged with Wing Cap hold water, given the existence of other items that do the exact same thing such as 1-Up Mushrooms and 1-Up Hearts, Life Mushrooms and Life-Up Hearts, and the Mega Mushrooms disguised as Super Mushrooms in SM64DS. The fact that SM64DS is a remake does not change this. Bowser's Cheese items in the Bowser's Inside Story remake serve the same purpose as Syrup Jars, with SJs being only usable by the Mario Bros. when in the original, Bowser also used SJs.
  3. Duckfan77 (talk)Per all.
  4. TheDarkStar (talk) - Per all
  5. Scrooge200 (talk) Per all, these arguments make sense and it's consistent with what we've done in the past.