Talk:Mrs. Thwomp

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Should she actually be considered a Thwomp?[edit]

She looks nothing like a Thwomp (unlike her husband) and the JP name doesn't invoke it whatsoever; for all we know, she's only called "Mrs. Thwomp" in Western localizations because she's married to Mr. Thwomp, who is clearly a Thwomp. (On another note, I'm curious if they're husband and wife in the original script or if that's a thing exclusive to translations...) Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 12:25, April 11, 2020 (EDT)

Also, her face looks more like that one of a Whomp, despite having more teeth, but i think she should be declassified anyways. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 14:00, April 11, 2020 (EDT)
In general, I think we should be cautious about cases of possible “transcreation” - meaning instances where the translation is based on an in-progress version of the original script or written concurrently with it in development. In the case of Partners in Time, like its predecessor, we know that the North American release is technically an earlier build than the Japanese release from the numerous revisions the game had (though unlike Superstar Saga, the European release carried many alterations over). It's entirely possible that "Mrs. Thwomp" was named as such because it may have been a localization of an unfinalized name. I'd be interested to know if she is called a Thwomp in guides, though it would make more sense that she is one since the area where she is fought is called Thwomp Volcano. That being said, her facial features do admittedly resemble a Whomp more than a Thwomp. Speculative, but maybe after Whomp was axed, Mrs. Thwomp's design was tweaked so that an aspect of it remained, hence the different Japanese name? (To answer the note, a glance at Japanese footage shows that they are husband and wife there as well.) LinkTheLefty (talk) 17:17, April 11, 2020 (EDT)
Doesn't remotely resemble Whomp's JP name either, though.... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:53, April 11, 2020 (EDT)
Page 61 of the Nintendo Power Player's Guide for PiT includes the sentences "The volcano has been extinguished, but not everybody is happy about it. In fact, the two Thwomps at the top are downright enraged, as they enjoyed bathing in the volcano's warm magma during its annual eruption." Mr. Thwomp is only named "her husband." PMCS Mustard Cafe Sign.png Scrooge200 (talk) 16:17, April 20, 2020 (EDT)
Suppose that's more conclusive for the first question XD (provided it's not just NP fudging things again....still, better than nothing by a long shot). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:29, April 20, 2020 (EDT)