The 'Shroom:Issue LXIII/Fading Into Obscurity

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Fading Into Obscurity

by Marioguy1 (talk)

Hey there guys! I'm back for another issue of Fading into Obscurity! How have you guys been doing? Having fun? I know all of you in school are absolutely loving this time. I had fun today, went out to see The Sound of Music; nice play. It inspired this month's section. This month we'll be looking at a Pixl from Super Paper Mario, and a oft-unused pixl at that. Meet Piccolo.

Piccolo's only appearance was in Super Paper Mario, back in 2007, as pretty minor optional playable character. In that game, he/she/it joins up with Mario after he goes through an incredibly long sidequest all around the world whose name I do not know. After Piccolo joins your party, she gives Mario access to more hidden items through her melodious songs. Piccolo is an overall benefit to Mario's team, but not a crucial member and is often missed or forgone. I'd like to draw another parallel to the Sound of Music. At the end of the play, Maria and her family walk off into the sunset, similarly, Piccolo is slowly being forgotten, and her relationship to music, ignored. Piccolo appears to be fading, but not into a sunset - into obscurity.