Talk:Statue Mario

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In Super Mario 3D Land, can Mario use the Statue Leaf in the normal worlds?

10:09, 26 November 2011 (EST)

He can use them in the normal worlds, but they never appear in the normal worlds, only in the special worlds.--Thejfh1999 11:35, 26 November 2011 (EST)
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Bro Hammer (TalkCont) 08:53, 27 November 2011 (EST)

Does anyone know what the bizarre SMB3 design is based on? Some religious figure? Redz (talk) 03:17, 23 August 2014 (EDT)

Possibly, but no good examples have come up yet. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 07:50, 23 August 2014 (EDT)
Yes. This is modeled after Jizou-sama, the Japanese analogue of Ksitigarbha; the characters even mean "earth matrix." Jizou-sama is said to be especially protective of dead children, and people who have dangerous professions or who are going far, far away will ask for his protection. He is also Bodhisattva of the Hells, meaning some very lucky beings in the various Buddhist Hells might be visited by him at some point. -- Azuma Hazuki