User talk:Doc von Schmeltwick

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Going to be gone for a week[edit]

June 3-11, on vacation. Not sure when I'll have internet access.


Hey, its Shokora from The Spriters Resource. Good to see you here!

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 19:15, 10 July 2017 (EDT)

Ah, figured it was you! Hello!

Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:27, 10 July 2017 (CT)


With this edit in mind, I would like to inform you that, per MarioWiki:Categories, pages should only have the deepest level of an applicable category. With Bēro in mind, since it already has Category:Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Enemies, it should not also have Category:Enemies. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:25, 14 July 2017 (EDT)

Whoops, sorry, I hadn't noticed that that was on there already. I guess I'm a klutz sometimes ^-^;; Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:29, 14 July 2017 (CT)
It's all good, it's all good! There are a lot of rules to keep in mind as you're editing, so it's okay if you slip up now and then! :D Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:45, 14 July 2017 (EDT)

Fire Squid[edit]

I'll most likely have it done early next week.

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 02:49, 15 July 2017 (EDT)

OK. And by the way, I know a bunch about cephalopods due to doing a research paper on them in 7th grade, and that's an octopus, not a squid ;). Is that an official name? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:54, 15 July 2017 (CT)
Right! Well I guess I'll have to change it then ;) And no, I had to make up the names of like 80% of those enemies. For the official names, the sources are the instruction manual, Nintendo Power and what was revealed from an email to a Nintendo of America employee.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 03:04, 15 July 2017 (EDT)
Wasn't sure since no page means no references XD. I remember the Email, but it was just the bosses, wasn't it? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:13, 15 July 2017 (CT)
It was also Big Blob and Face Ball!
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 04:47, 15 July 2017 (EDT)
Ah yeah. I remember using Face Ball to surprise my Skype group several months ago, hehe. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 03:55, 15 July 2017 (CT)

"why does this page even exist?"[edit]

The Big Boos were split because of this talk page proposal. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:02, 16 July 2017 (EDT)

I know, and the points made don't really make a lot of sense when you get right down to it, due to the amount of enemies with behavioral differences in the Paper games, as I pointed out below it. I'd like to propose they be re-merged, but I'm not sure I'm ready enough to propose something. Oh, another thing I was wondering, is it OK for me to keep using Central Time? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:05, 16 July 2017 (CT)
As long as you can properly explain your point, you're set to make a proposal. The rules are laid out on the Proposals page, but really, everything that you need to do is outlined through the basic proposal format. I'll still stand by my proposal, but you're more than free to counter it. On the subject of times, whatever pops up when you use ~~~~ is perfectly acceptable, but when you're submitting a proposal, the deadline must be set according to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Conveniently, when you use {{TPP}}, the current time in GMT shows up. So long as you set the deadline to two weeks after that date, you're set. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:19, 16 July 2017 (EDT)

Super Mario enemy project[edit]

Are you done with the Super Mario enemy project? Wow. That whole thing just took its own course after the first edit. It was pretty much an unofficial project (at least, I think so). And plus, thanks for the help. I hope I was of use to you. Luigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg 20:58, 16 July 2017 (EDT)

NP, and yes it was an unofficial project XD. Thank you too, I had actually forgotten Monty Mole until I saw you put that in there. And Spike Trap was quite well-written, congratulations on that :). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:05, 16 July 2017 (CT)

Luigi Edit[edit]

HAHAHAHAH! Mario is Missing?! You've got to be kidding me! That game may have been the first official time that Luigi is the main protagonist, but I think the fans feel differently. And while I can't say what the fans feel, what I CAN say is that piece of an educational game did NOT help Luigi at all. In fact, it even screwed him even MORE into the number 2 and sidekick position! It was only Luigi's Mansion that was Luigi's first legitimate role as the main protagonist. And I was just trying to say how Super Mario Bros. screwed Luigi into the number 2 role in the first place, while Mario became a legend. I want to state that in a more informal role and less melo-dramatic role. I mean, that IS very important, right? Luigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg 20:58, 17 July 2017 (EDT)

Hey, I had a lot of fun with NES Mario is Missing and Mario's Time Machine when I was younger ;-; Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:08, 17 July 2017 (CT)

I guess. After all, you're what, 19 years old? (IT SAYS IT ON YOUR FRONT PAGE!) So I think you probably would have. But forgetting about Luigi's Mansion vs Mario is Missing, isn't it still important to say that Super Mario Bros. made Mario a legend and screwed Luigi into being a sidekick? Luigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg 21:12, 17 July 2017 (EDT)

I know it says that, I put that there just last night >.> . If you want to be less melodramatic, don't do things like enigmatically saying "but this came at a cost" without explaining it, nor repeatedly saying in various ways how much It Sucks To Be Weegee. Doc von Scmeltwick (talk) 20:15, 17 July 2017 (CT)

Common enemies and obstacles[edit]

First of all, I want to say good job on the work you've done on the "Common enemies and obstacles" chart on the Super Mario (series) page. But I have a suggestion, specifically surrounding the "common" part of the title. Enemies and obstacles like Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Thwomp, etc. are fine, as they appear frequently in the series. But do we really need to list Butterfly or Graffiti or other one time appearances? And do we really need to list every different variant of Goombas, Hammer Bros., and Cheep Cheep? Might as well include {{main|List of enemies}} at the top. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:29, 17 July 2017 (EDT)

I think they're fine, Alex95, but they have to be SUPER MARIO enemies, not Paper Mario enemies or some other crap. So Atomic Boos are a big no. Luigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg 21:31, 17 July 2017 (EDT)

That's not what I meant. The list is going too in depth on the amount of enemies being listed, to the point where it seems excessive. A "Related enemies/obstacles:" line underneath the enemy could work. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:34, 17 July 2017 (EDT)
I'm including enemies that are massively common within one game. Because a newcomer to the series could see any one of them at numerous occasions and be curious. Especially with enemies like Gooble and other Sunshine-one shots that appear quite frequently within it (especially the grafitti itself, given that the goop generators and force fields are outright alive). Butterfly was added primarily because it was common in SM64, but few people actually know of its destructive (and quite frankly hilarious) defense mechanism. However, I'd understand if the list were moved to its own page, with it being linked to the main SMB series page.
I get what it's going for, listing the enemies in the main Super Mario series. In that case, should the header instead be changed to simply "Enemies and obstacles"? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:45, 17 July 2017 (EDT)
Possibly, but I don't want it to go to the depth of including every one-game one-appearance enemy from Super Mario Land 2, which a title like that could lead to. Perhaps "Notable Enemies and Obstacles"? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:47, 17 July 2017
I still feel like the table could use some more thought, but how it is now, "common" isn't really the right word to use now. "Notable" sounds good. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:50, 17 July 2017 (EDT)

Admins have decided that the table needs to contain only the common enemies seen throughout the Super Mario series, not any of the one-shots. The separate page itself has already been deleted. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 15:58, 23 July 2017 (EDT)


Just a heads up, when making proposals, be sure to add {{TPP}} above the proposal so it is categorized under Category:Unresolved talk page proposals and the deadline is added. Additionally, the proposal should be added to the list of TPPs on the MarioWiki:Proposals page. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:21, 18 July 2017 (EDT)

OK, I was looking under "Proposals" under Community to the left and hadn't seen that part. I do now, it was in a different section. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:23, 18 July 2017 (CT)

Mario's Time Machine[edit]

To be honest, have not played the NES version of Mario's Time Machine at all, partially because I'm already working with the SNES and PC versions and mostly because I didn't realize that it had several points in common with the other version. Thank you very much for filling in the gaps! I'll try to pick up the game myself at some point so that you won't need to scurry behind me anymore. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 16:06, 19 July 2017 (EDT)

Thanks, it's been a long time since I played it, but I remember a few things about it. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:09, 19 July 2017 (CT)

RE: Coverage[edit]

This discussion web is going to get confusing. I suggest following my talk page or Alex95 (talk), preferably the latter. I was hoping to keep this between Alex95 and me. Doesn't look like it. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 18:48, 19 July 2017 (EDT)

Probably because what's going on is such a horrific departure from the MarioWiki I've known and loved for nearly a decade. I'm going to defend what I think is right quite staunchly on this. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:58, 19 July 2017 (CT)

HEY, DOC! You're not alone! I agree with you strongly! I've got your back! Luigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg 19:02, 19 July 2017 (EDT)

Thank you :) Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:03, 19 July 2017 (CT)

2D, 2.5D, 3D[edit]

Just because it's a 2D game with 3D graphics doesn't make it a 2.5D game. The term is used for games like Super Smash Bros. or Yoshi's Story, where the player is limited to four directions, but the camera is angled to show a wider plane. New Super Mario Bros. games do not do that. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:22, 19 July 2017 (EDT)

Actually. there is no clear-cut definition. It typically refers to 3D graphics on a 2D plane, be they models or prerendered, like in DKC, or 2D graphics on a 3D plane, like in mode 7 based games, like Super Mario Kart. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:24, 19 July 2017
You just gave yourself some perfect examples to the contrary. Donkey Kong Country has its camera angled where you can see the tops of the ground, rather than a ledge Super Mario Bros.-like. I think Super Mario Kart would also fall under 2.5D as it's not either 2D or 3D exactly. Either way, New Super Mario Bros. doesn't look like those. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:27, 19 July 2017 (EDT)
I was just going by the Mario series >.> Sonic 4 and Sonic Rush are other examples. Klonoa games are another example, even the Gameboy Advance ones. Paper Jam is an example. All the NSMB games are examples. There is no clear-cut definition; it's a mixture of 2D and 3D. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:29, 19 July 2017
Wikipedia says that 2.5D are visuals with angled three graphics, like Kirby 64 and again Super Smash Bros. ...Yet goes on to say games with 3D graphics in a 2D plane are considered 2.5D as well, even listing games like New Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Country in the same category. I don't get it, but I guess I'll go with it. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:36, 19 July 2017 (EDT)
It's pretty easy to understand. If it's kind of 2D and kind of 3D at the same time, it's 2.5D. It desn't matter in what way it is on either of them, it's really just a generic term. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:54, 19 July 2017

Super Mario series debunked[edit]

Hey man, I want to say, you've done a hell of an amazing job with the "Common and notable enemies in the Super Mario series" project. You really deserve to be an administrator just for that. And as before, I hope I helped you out a lot. That thing was AWESOME! Luigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg 20:44, 19 July 2017 (EDT)

Heh, thanks. It'll probably get trimmed, but if it does, I can at least still look at it in the history. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:46, 19 July 2017 (CT)

RE: Coverage[edit]

On Alex95 (talk)'s talk page, you said:

Thank you for ending that.

I'm kind of confused why you said that. Did you think I was doing something wrong? It was a civil discussion that didn't result in bad behavior but rather a disagreement. I'm sure that Alex95 (talk) felt the same way. Hope to clarify that. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 23:41, 19 July 2017 (EDT)

What you were suggesting was rather upsetting, I myself actually did find out about a lot of other franchises thanks to this site's coverage. A main reason this site needs that much coverage? Number one, almost all those other franchises are part of the Mario Universe or owe their existence to Mario, and number two, of the franchises in crossovers like Smash Bros., Mario is the most popular and expansive. Would have been far preferable if the discussion had never happened in the first place. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:44, 19 July 2017 (CT)
Actually, Mario owes DK because Donkey Kong (game) was the first game, as I pointed out in my talk page, but that's besides the point. I never considered Super Mario Wiki to be the ultimate Nintendo wiki, which is what I think you are suggesting. I would leave that up to the Wikis participating in NIWA and Nintendo Wiki. No doubt Mario had an impact on Nintendo's existence. Just don't be afraid of disagreement. It's perfectly OK to have discussions like the one you participated in. Happens here all the time. As long as it doesn't result in bad behavior, everything said is fair game. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 00:07, 20 July 2017 (EDT)


About the recent template you just made... I was already working on it. It's still incomplete, as I'm adding to it as I progress through the game, and I didn't want to create it with so much missing information. I'm not mad at you or anything, and I really should have made it myself a long one ago, just wanted to explain things. I'm on mobile now and I really need to get some sleep soon, so I won't be able to quickly respond to anything, but I do have one concern about the template: among the locations you listed was "Kitty Hawk". Obviously, in real life, that was the location of the Wright Brothers' monumental flight, but in-game, I don't think that the location that Mario visits is ever specifically called "Kitty Hawk". Who knows, maybe for one day the Brothers' plane was in another town for a couple of days and that's when Mario time travels there. It's unlikely, obviously, but to say that it's definitely Kitty Hawk is technically speculation. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:29, 20 July 2017 (EDT)

If memory serves me right, it physically looked like Kitty Hawk. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:31, 20 July 2017 (CT)
Also, looking at your templates, Paradise isn't in the NES version. Bowser just kinda runs off. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:33, 20 July 2017 (CT)
Also, I think one of the message blocks says it's Kitty Hawk. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:36, 20 July 2017 (CT)
I just recently went through the game myself, but I'm really sleepy, so I'm likely not remembering it properly. Another thing, though, with the "treasures": in-game, they're only called by a short name. It's not the "Olympic Torch", it's just a "Torch", and it's not "Armstrong's US Flag", it's just a "Flag". The wiki tends to be strict about names, and when the name of each object is spelled out as Mario picks them up, there's not much wiggle room. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:46, 20 July 2017 (EDT)
Yes, but the Current "Flag" article was solely about Ghandi's. I was actually going by the names listed in the main article. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:47, 20 July 2017 (CT)
The Gandhi flag article can have its identifier moved to something that would allow the US flag to also have an article without issue. Though names are strict, identifiers can be created and changed as needed. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:50, 20 July 2017 (EDT)
Really, all I can say is, you shoulda told me in your previous message, when it became clear I was interested in the series. I in no way blame you, but I had no idea "in-progress" things were even a thing, otherwise that's where I'd have kept my enemy thing perhaps indefinitely. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:03, 20 July 2017 (CT)
Nah, it's totally my fault. If I realized that you were also working on a template, I would have mentioned my own work ASAP. I should have definitely made that stuff more public. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 02:09, 20 July 2017 (EDT)
TBH I made mine just within the last hour or so by copypasting the NSMB template and heavily editing it...though it's the first template I made that was more than just copypasting and deleting parts of the result, like the Spike one I made out of the misc. Koopas one...though I change the color on it blunderingly, but effectively... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:15, 20 July 2017 (CT)
I'm pretty sure that everyone makes templates through copy and pasting. It's easier than making it from scratch, and the code's freely available for use. Personally, that's how I've always done it. So long as you don't leave any traces of the old template behind (which I may have done at one point...), it's all good. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 02:21, 20 July 2017 (EDT)
I actually mainly made this because of how much you were working on this game, I wanted to help some more ^-^;; Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:27, 20 July 2017 (CT)
I sincerely appreciate any help that you can offer, honest. The template puts me in a bit of an odd position, as early on, I had actually planned on splitting the NES and SNES versions of the game into separate articles, but now that I'm seeing how few elements the NES version has, plus the number of points in common between the versions, I'll likely need to rethink that. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 02:34, 20 July 2017 (EDT)
I ended up making a few changes the template. Besides adding in some missing stuff like Aristotle or Independence Hall, the most notable changes that I did were merging the "Protagonists" and "Historical Characters" headers into one "Characters" header, and I changed the "Historical Locations" header to simply "Locations". There were only two protagonists in the first place, and Yoshi does so little that I'm hesitant to even call him a protagonist. Besides, this way it won't be necessary to place legitimate characters and locations like Paradise and Bowser's mother into a miscellaneous section. I also want to change the item sections in some way, mostly to work in the non-important items, but also because there's a lot of redundancy between the SNES and PC sections. Ideally, we'd mark the version-exclusive stuff with some sort of symbol ({{SM64}} is a good example of this), but at the same time, there's also overlap. There are some things that only appear in the PC version, some (read: a lot) of things that appear in the SNES and PC versions but not the NES version, and at least one element that appears in the NES and PC versions while skipping the SNES version. Trying to have different symbols for each scenario would be too confusing and Not Good, but leaving things as is would be too redundant and Not Good. Maybe it would be best to split the NES version, after all... Hello, I'm Time Turner. 14:34, 20 July 2017 (EDT)
I've finally filled my mock-up template of the SNES/PC version with every possible element. I've imported what I can to the existing template (mostly characters and locations), but the items are still an issue. Besides the redundancy I mentioned before, there's also no neat place to insert the non-"artifact" subjects, like Rat Trap or Backscratcher. I'm still on the fence about splitting the template; do you have any thoughts on how the template could be reworked? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 12:06, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
Simple. An "Other Items" section. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:44, 22 July 2017 (CT)
That still doesn't resolve the issue of redundancy. Again, it's common practice to distinguish new features with an asterisk, not by creating different sections for every version that result in reams of elements appearing multiple times. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 18:11, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
I suppose that could work, especially since SNES's items are all in MS-DOS verison, but not vice-versa, and having them together but not doing that could lead to confusion for owners of SNES version...But I think it would probably still be best to have NES and other share a template. We could always use that cross symbol to denote NES-only elements...Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:14, 22 July 2017 (CT)
What about Koopa Troopa? They appear in both the NES and PC versions, but not the SNES version. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 18:17, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
It would get an asterisk for MS-DOS and a cross for NES, I suppose? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:20, 22 July 2017 (CT)
If the symbol is supposed to denote that a given element only appears in one game, then having two symbols for the same element just seems odd. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 18:26, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
I would think of it working more like a Venn diagram in that regard. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:33, 22 July 2017 (CT)
I can see that. Another point, if you don't mind continuing this discussion: what about having all of the items, "treasure" and non-treasure, in one section, like in my mock-up? There's precedence for splitting items that flat-out act differently, like in {{ML:SS}}, but every item in MTM is basically the same. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 18:53, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
That'll probably do. The only reason I had them split in the first place is due to the differences in importance and version, the latter of which was because it was easier for me to make and could easily be remedied with the symbol usage, and the former of which I didn't know was an issue, because I didn't know there were any non-artifact items in the non-NES versions aside from Mushrooms. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:57, 22 July 2017 (CT)
All right, I think all of my issues have been settled. Do you want to take care of adding the info, or should I? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:15, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
You should probably do it, as I am unfamiliar with most of the other items. Just make sure nothing gets lost, I'll double check afterwards. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:37, 22 July 2017 (CT)
I'm on it. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:46, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
Done! Some of the item names are wonky because of different items sharing names, but I'll work on them as I go along. Now I just need to make the 70+ articles on that template. I am ecstatic. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:34, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
So, um, I'm on my phone right now, and as it turns out, the crosses I used for symbols in the template become a lot more... biblical. I'll try to swap them for another symbol tomorrow. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:08, 23 July 2017 (EDT)
What? It's sacred to me :\. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:14, 23 July 2017 (CT)
So sorry to bother you again, but I wanted to discuss the inclusion of Neil Armstrong. The sprite of the astronaut is clearly just an edited version of Mario's sprite, and to me, it looks ambiguous enough that no amount of comparing it to real photos could let us draw a definite conclusion. Anything more would veer too far into speculation, in my opinion. Besides, the hint blocks don't give any indication as to the astronaut's identity, and talking to him doesn't reveal anything (unlike with Shakespeare who definitely confirms that he is himself). Maybe the astronaut's actually Collins who snuck onto the Moon for a few seconds. That's astronomically unlikely, I know, but if we don't have any concrete evidence as to the identity of the astronaut, we can't say anything definitive about him. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 15:27, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
I either didn't realize you could talk to NPCs in that game or I had forgotten o.o . In any case, if you want to remove it, go ahead, but remember, Neil Armstrong is the one that people actually remember as the "first man on the moon," and Buzz Aldrin is forgotten by a surprisingly large number of people... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:24, 24 July 2017 (CT)
I'm well aware of that, but as long as there's ambiguity, we really shouldn't speculate, especially when there are two possible and equally probable answers. Also, the only reason I found out you can talk to them is because I happened to read the manual. Pressing start while in front of an NPC lets you "talk" to them, but really they're glorified hint blocks. They're also really annoying to talk to when they run off-screen in and instant and are instantly defeated if they touch an enemy no matter how much you try to use save states... Bleh -_- Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:01, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
Pretty sure they respawn if you go off-screen again, but enemies don't.... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:04, 24 July 2017 (CT)
Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. Sometimes the enemy respawns, sometimes they don't. I've found that running to the right doesn't cause the NPC to spawn (at least with Shakespeare and the astronaut), but moving slowly to the right will often result in you being too slow to save them from the enemy. Sometimes. Maybe. It's all up to the whim of this wonderful game. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:06, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
Eh, I still have a lot of nice memories from when I was young and played it technically-illegally on online emulators because I didn't know better, but what are you gonna do? At least it had a good Bowser battle, unlike NES MiM, which I'm still not convinced was Bowser at all. Now as for all the intricacies of how it works, I can't really remember, but I do have some sprites I have collected from some website I could upload as .GIFs. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:10, 24 July 2017 (CT)
Maybe I'm just more cynical partially because the SNES/PC games have worn me down and because I'm playing this solely for the wiki and every time a character introduces themselves, I know that I'm going to make an article for them. Whenever I can, I do take the time to research background information and compare what's in the game to what happened in reality (at least for the SNES/PC games, because the term "artistic liberties" is putting it lightly). Even with mundane items like the paint can, I ended up looking into when modern paint cans were first created. This is completely and utterly a self-inflicted problem, I know, but that doesn't mean I can't try to soften the impact. In any case, if those images are still in good quality, they'd be handy for the wiki (although only upload them as .GIFs if they're animated). Incidentally, the "unnamed" samurai also says this, so that's one more article for the list... 21:20, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
They are currently in a PNG format in a document and look as they do in the game, with all the poses, and I have unFREEZ to animate them. The colors may not be raw, but that's hardly anything new for the wiki, judging by the list of enemies for Wario Land 3 and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:25, 24 July 2017 (CT)
Pardon, but I don't quite understand the comparison to WL3 and SML3. Is there something wrong with the images for them on the wiki? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:29, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
Colors aren't as the appear in game. For WL3, the Red Prince Froggy is doing a pose only the Grey Prince Froggy ever does, and the white area on Fire Robota should be yellow. As for WL:SML3, some of the sprites use the greenish palette that the GB screen looks like it uses, but does not internally use, such as for Maizo. I also changed Yoritomo to Minamoto no Yoritomo, after doing some research and concluding that's the full name. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:32, 24 July 2017 (CT)
I'll defer to your judgement when it comes to the WL games, then. I also looked into Yoritomo, but I only added "Yoritomo" as a link because I was thinking of Duke of Alencon, where their full name isn't given in-game despite them obviously having one so you roll with what you got. On the other hand, I also linked to several characters that aren't given names at all in-game but obviously have them in real life (mostly the wives of historical figures), so you're not wrong in using his full name for the link. As far as I know, there isn't another example of this situation across the entire wiki, so we're creating the rules as we go on. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:43, 24 July 2017 (EDT)

RE: Big Boo vs. Paper Big Boo[edit]

I have played Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Let's keep this in the relevant thread. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 04:39, 20 July 2017 (EDT)

Frankly, Atomic Boo is just one big mess where MarioWiki:Naming made things more complicated than it needed to be. I've had a few debates with other users with the policy, and from what I can gather, the impression is that the policy as infallible or is a de facto standard. I tried to legitimize some exceptions to the rules that made more sense, but failed. The policy also has issues with other users liking to split articles for very minor differences between enemies from different installments. Originally, Atomic Boo was its own enemy, then Paper Mario: Sticker Star was released, and now the article is being discussed for merging by taking TTYD and SPM with it. The policy is good, but can cause a few quirks with article naming the longer that Super Mario Wiki keeps covering Mario content, which keeps it from being great. I do not specialize in article creation but rather screenshot, sprite, and some 3D render supply, so it's going to take someone way more familiar to re-evaluate the policy. I speak from article searching experience. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 02:14, 26 July 2017 (EDT)

English names[edit]

I wouldn't be surprised if several of the entries on my list were outdated, but at the same time, Pokey Sprout isn't one of them. It's still being listed on the Pokey Head page as an official name without a citation, so it'll stay there until a source is found or it can be reasonably concluded that it is not an official name. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 17:23, 20 July 2017 (EDT)


Undoing vandalism is all well and good, but I recommend you not say anything in your edit summaries when doing so. It can antagonize the vandal, and ultimately give him the attention they're looking for. It can also lead to some faults on your end as well sometimes. And there's no need to give a warning to a vandal if what they're doing is blatantly vandalism and they aren't going to listen to reason. Just a heads up. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:29, 21 July 2017 (EDT)

The reason I did that is because at first, I wasn't sure if they actually trying to vandalize or not, since "Paper Mario 64" is often used as an alternate name, thought typically with actual spacing. It quickly became clear that they were indeed attempting to vandalize, though, but I wanted to give them a bit of benefit of the doubt in spite of the rash of vandalisms that happened last night. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:46, 21 July 2017 (CT)

Phew. Thanks for stepping up and shutting that vandal down, man. I probably could have done it, but I was sleeping at the time. Luigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg 15:49, 21 July 2017 (EDT)

RE:Mario Boards Presentation[edit]

Yes, this is an annual thing. We are currently on the tenth annual awards, so if you couldn't make it this year, there is always next year! As for the custom sprites, you can always show them off in the forum's Fan Creations board any time you want to. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:02, 21 July 2017 (EDT)


I had reverted your coverage in the bird article, as those instances of birds you mentioned violate the generic subjects policy we set up. We cover Super Mario Sunshine birds because they serve a gameplay purpose in that game, with them dropping items depending on the color. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 16:20, 23 July 2017 (EDT)

Furthermore, if you want to add the bird that steals your artifact in Mario's Time Machine, feel free to create an article for it. Bird (species) currently serves as a double redirect I'd like to take care of, so it would be great if it got changed to Bird (Mario's Time Machine). BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 16:36, 23 July 2017 (EDT)
An easier solution would just be to have the "Bird (species)" article as it was. There is no logical reason to have them separate. They typically wait around and fly away when you get close to them. Butterflies are lumped together, even though some of them turn into explosive black spheres, some can be eaten for items, some can be touched for star bits, some are caught for minigames and some serve no purpose. That's far more variation than with the birds. This split shouldn't have happened and that is a fact. I'm not mad because I'm the one who rewrote the page and you did that, I'm annoyed that it was split even though it logically shouldn't have. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:05, 21 July 2017 (CT)
Yeah, well, the Mario is Missing birds sere a gameplay purpose as well, and whatever policy was violated there is certainly violated by the Butterfly page. And the 3D Land birds don't deserve their own articles if the others don't. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:57, 21 July 2017 (CT)
The reason I've created an article about the bird in Super Mario 3D Land being separate than the one in the Super Mario Sunshine article is that they have an extremely consistent design across many different games, which is most certainly deliberate (unlike the butterflies, which don't have deliberately consistent designs) and to be distinguished from the ones that appear in Super Mario Sunshine, and also the reason they hadn't received an article before is that, yes, they're ambient elements, but their appearance in Mario Sports Superstars serves a gameplay purpose. Also, if the butterfly article has issues with generic subject coverage, then the article should be rewritten to meet the criteria established rather than use it as a guideline to further continue misusing policy. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 18:22, 23 July 2017 (EDT)


Category:Forms specifies that it's to be used with changes that appear "when power-ups or items are used". It's definitely been misused in some places, but there are also fringe cases like Dino Rhino, Hoopster, and other enemies, who are tagged with the category because the SMB3 Kings were transformed into them by their magic wands (one of the kings also transforms into DK Junior). I still don't know why Hammer Bro and Piranha Plant are tagged, though... Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:33, 23 July 2017 (EDT)

They should probably be left, due to the capture feature of SMO...Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:06, 23 July 2017
But Mario doesn't transform into the enemies, he just takes control of existing ones. It's like he has a Pokeball. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:12, 23 July 2017 (EDT)


For which image? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:03, 23 July 2017 (EDT)

The first. As for the torches, that's Roy, Ludwig, Larry. nd the statues, the top row is Wendy (or perhaps Bowser), Roy, Ludwig (or perhaps Wendy), Wendy, second is Ludwig, Iggy, Roy, Iggy, third is Ludwig, Wendy. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:08, 23 July 2017.
Actually, the one on the right in the first image has Larry's face and Lemmy or Iggy's hair. Leave it to a third party to mess things up like that. But Lemmy had fangs in SMW... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:10, 23 July 2017.
And this is why I'm asking Mr. Wu. Not that your help isn't appreciated, but he definitely seems like my best bet when it comes to anything Koopaling-related. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:12, 23 July 2017 (EDT)
The thing is, the best bet really regards what Koopalings appeared in each version of the game. The fact that they mixed some attributes makes it annoying, but the rainbow hair and the fact that it's not Iggy makes it a safe bet to say it's Lemmy. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:13, 23 July 2017.
In any case, I've already asked him. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:20, 23 July 2017 (EDT)

EPIC FAIL![edit]

AW, MAN! The Super Mario enemy project went for NOTHING! Dang it! It was an awesome project and full effort, though. It's a pity it game-overed. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:08, 23 July 2017 (EDT)

Well...not exactly... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:11, 24 July 2017 (CT)
It's looking good so far. Still some things that need adjusted, like when info or images refer to games outside of the main Super Mario series. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 10:51, 26 July 2017 (EDT)
The (arbitrary) order of importance I used was: High-Quality 3D Main Series image->High Quality 3D Spinoff image->Medium Quality 3D image (used for when there's enough pictures the blurriness doesn't show)->2D Image->Screenshot. I also preferred one I felt had the most "personality" over say, age, like with the Chain Chomp. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:46, 26 July 2017 (CT)
Okay, that's fine. List should really only have one image, though, and should be an image from the actual main series. Additional images are better left to the article itself. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:50, 26 July 2017 (EDT)
It's also a general rule that the most recent image is used for a given subject (unless it has outside elements, like characters in karts, unless that's the only artwork available for them). The wiki hasn't tried deciding if an image with personality should take priority. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:53, 26 July 2017 (EDT)
Yeah, I just think an image of a Chain Chomp charging or getting ready to charge should take priority over a Chain Chomp simply existing, even if that's the most recent, because it tells more about it. The alt images I showed were primarily alternate designs from 64 and Sunshine, again with the intent of helping new users identify them if they played those games and otherwise have little to no knowledge on the subject. And Hammer Bros. has two for fairly obvious reasons. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:16, 26 July 2017 (CT)

New Super Mario Bros music is awesome[edit]

What do you think of the New Super Mario Bros games' music these days? A lot of people say it is overused, but I'll say it right now, the complete soundtrack of New Super Mario Bros Wii, New Super Mario Bros 2, and New Super Mario Bros U is one of the best soundtracks in the entire Mario franchise. New Super Mario Bros's soundtrack is just below. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:59, 26 July 2017 (EDT)

I personally prefer the DS version's Castle, Desert, and Underwater themes. The rest are about the same, but Wii and on have better final boss music. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:02, 26 July 2017

Editing Standards[edit]

Sorry to bother you, but there's something you should keep in mind as you're editing: articles are to be written in present tense. For example, "jumping on their backs repeatedly will give him five more coins" is future tense, as saying that someone will do something means that the event is only happening in the future. In the example above, "jumping on their backs repeatedly gives him five coins" works fine. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:44, 28 July 2017 (EDT)

I know. I just forgot there XD. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:04, 28 July 2017
Ah, beg your pardon then. Actually, while I have your attention, do you prefer being called "Doc" for short or "Schmeltwick" for short? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:50, 28 July 2017 (EDT)
Doc or Docky is good. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:56, 28 July 2017

For the record, I call him Doc, and he has no problem with it. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:05, 28 July 2017 (EDT)


Okay, you're right on the nose, but Meowth does have a gem on its head and is a different species altogether. We've noted connections to the Pokémon franchise before between characters and enemies, but we've always marked them as unintentional unless proven otherwise. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:04, 30 July 2017 (EDT)

Coin, gem, whatever. I knew what I was thinking about, it's a shiny object anyway.
Yes, they do look similar, but again, it's nothing really worth noting. I've seen edits that claimed, say, Koopa Troopas look similar to Squirtles. Pokémon is full of creatures, you could make a connection to just about any of them between it and Mario. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:10, 30 July 2017 (EDT)

Princess Shroob DEBUNKED[edit]

Doc, she DOES speak English. Remember in Gritzy Caves, after you beat Petey Piranha and go into the second-to-last room of the area? Yep, while you're there, the disguised Princess Shroob says just what you'd normally expect from Princess Peach, and in the exact same way. The Mario Bros think it's Peach, and they open the door and find her.

I don't recall that. I remember the real Peach appearing in Gritzy Caves for a bit at the stadium, and Shroob basically miming everything. Besides, how would she talk with a glop covering the entire face? Only times I remember Shroob speaking is whenever she talks in their language, and at the very end, speaking with subtitles. And you say this was behind a locked door? Coulda been the real Peach then, then Shroob pulled a switch in the interim. Or a recording. If she could speak English, she'd have done it at the end instead of speaking with subtitles. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:27, 31 August 2017 (CT)

Wait, so you're telling me that while the Mario Bros were one room away from Princess Peach in Gritzy Caves and she was behind a locked door, Peach yelled for the Mario Bros to help her, and just in time, Shroob pulled a switch and disguised herself as Peach? That's just bull. That had to have been Princess Shroob the whole way. The game even implies it! Lcrossmk8 (talk) 17:35, 31 July 2017 (EDT)

That's the implication I got from it. If she could speak then, she'd do it the entire time. And don't call other people's interpretations "bull." That's a fast path towards penalization. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:38, 31 August 2017 (CT)

Sorry for that, I wasn't trying to insult you. I just considered the idea preposterous...unless...well, maybe. But I think the current story is that Princess Shroob was behind the locked door all that time, because I don't know how the Shroobs could have pulled that off that fast, and under the Mario Bros' nose too while at it. So that means Princess Shroob must have spoken English. I might want to see what Alex95 thinks about this. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 17:42, 31 July 2017 (EDT)

"the Hotel Mario of the Mario Kart series"[edit]

Harsh, but I don't get the comparison. Hotel Mario is a standalone project made entirely by a third-party, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a revamped version of one of Nintendo's own games. Are you just saying that they're both bad games? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 18:52, 31 July 2017 (EDT)

8 DX makes Mario Kart: Super Circuit, with its abysmal physics and GBA-resolution, look like Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in comparison simply due to its conception. Instead of having a new MK game as usual, Mario Kart 8 DX adds about five new characters and a functioning battle mode to MK8, and vaguely tweaks the graphics. Thing is, I have the Wii U game and all of its DLC, and I don't think it should cost 60 USD for me to get 5 new characters (none of which are Petey Piranha) and a Battle Mode I'll never use, which would be wonderful as DLC for the original. I think that they should have it so that if the Nintendo profile confirms ownership of the original and DLC, the online price of DX should be bounced down to say, 15 USD. Do they do that? I don't think so. Not to mention the "paid internet" the Switch has, as opposed to the free internet the 3DS and Wii U have. I know the other companies do it for a steeper price, but I'd expect that from them, since Microsoft gaming has been a terrible company from the get-go, with no exclusives other than what they tortured RareWare into making, and Sony has been bad since the PS2 was discontinued and they decided to focus on grimdark bilge. I consider MK8DX to be one in a series of recent bad choices by Nintendo. They are as follows:
-The existence of Twilight Princess DX (which was solely created as a way to shoehorn Wolf Link into BotW);
-Making Breath of the Wild into a non-formulaic Elder Scrolls-esque game with an absurd amount of restrictions (no recovery hearts; AoL was fine, you didn't need to do it again!) and having the forest creatures be the ugly Koroks instead of the adorable Kikwis (which are established as natural hiders) and messing up the Rito's position of "only half-human race in Hyrule." Not to mention most of the "innovative" things in it were actually lifted straight from Skyward Sword, which few people played due to the glitch-ridden Skyrim being released around the same time. From what I've seen, BotW is an acclaimed hot mess.
-Discontinuing the NES Classic, I have a controller for it, but not it itself. It apparently works for the Wii U, thankfully. Still, jerk move, Nintendo.
-C&D'ing "Another Metroid 2 Remake" only to show off their own. I don't particularly like Metroid, and the creator of the franchise apparently didn't want it C&D'd, but still, that was someone's many-year-long project. He supports the new Nintendo game, but still, hateful move there, Nintendo.
-Heck, C&D'ing anything that isn't a straight port, really. You guys should be flattered.
-Changing so much in MM3D, while admittedly a bit earlier, was still bad. They deliberately left in as much as the original for OoT, but for MM (which I consider the best video game in history), they changed an enormous amount. Yes, I'm looking at you Molgera fight. And you, Zora Link swimming. Bad.
Really, ever since Iwata died, there's been a lot of bad decisions, although a few were made before that. So that's my ramble for the day. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:13, 31 July 2017.
Clearly, you have stronger feelings on the subject than me (although the BotW stuff sounds like nitpicking to my untrained ears). Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:24, 31 July 2017 (EDT)
Whatever. Also, Blockhoppers are listed as robots due the their robotic appearance (their eyes and legs) and the clanking and ticking noises they make. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:30, 31 July 2017.
That seems tenuous to me - I thought they just looked like Black Mages in blocks - but I don't have a strong opinion on the subject. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:34, 31 July 2017 (EDT)
Edit: Just saw your Block description. I like it, but I'm not sure about the inclusion of enemies. Neither Block nor Template:Blocks cover any enemies on them. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:35, 31 July 2017 (EDT)

What? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is AWESOME! It's even better than MK8! I don't get what's bad about it at all. I mean, I read your explanation above, Doc, but that makes MK8 DX EVEN BETTER! How is that bad? Sorry if I'm a little edgy, I just haven't heard a person say that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is actually bad, or even that it approaches the level of Hotel Mario. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 19:27, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

Because it adds about $14 worth of things to MK8, and does nothing else. But it's $60 to get basically a tiny expansion pack for some inconsequential characters, slightly tweaked graphics, and a legitimate battle mode I'd never use. I'd forgive it all if they offered a discount for the online purchase for owners of MK8 original, but as it stands it is not worth anywhere close to $60 for an owner of MK8 original and its DLC. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:34, 1 August 2017 (CT)

Are you sure about that, my boy? I would DEFINITELY pay the extra money JUST to get the best Mario Kart game ever. But that's just me. And plus, how are King Boo, Bowser Jr, and Dry Bones inconsequential? Every character in Mario Kart other than (GRRRRR!) Pink Gold Peach contributes a lot to the series. And why would you not use a legitimate battle mode? Is it just you, I guess? I'm really sorry, but I hate it when Mario fans get so picky and nostalgia-blind that they basically pick apart every new game, or just new thing, or decision that Nintendo makes. It just annoys me to the last degree, especially when I consider games like Mario Party 9 and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, or even Super Paper Mario of all games to be actually good, although I do consider the original, traditional formulas to make for better products. I'm sorry Doc, you're a great friend and all, and I know you have your opinion, but I get annoyed when fans just get picky like that. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 19:47, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

It's not worth $60 to get $14 worth of stuff. And by "inconsequential," I mean "not Petey Piranha," and this isn't a "new" thing, it's a game released a few years ago with 7 new things added for $60! They coulda just DLC'd it so people would buy the original, instead of basically brushing off owners of the original. I find it to be an outrage. If they wanted to remake a Mario Kart game, it shoulda been Super Circuit, it needs it. As for your talking about Mario Party, I don't care. I don't have people to play with, except my little brother who hates multiplayer. That's also why I don't care for battle mode; no one to play with, and no actual reward. And about "picky," I consider SMB2 (US) and Sunshine to be great games, even if they shook up the formula a lot. The same goes for Zelda 2 (but currently not BotW). But, my original point stands, as an owner of the original, I don't think it's fair to shell out $60 for what amounts to almost the exact same thing. Within 3-4 years, even! Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:00, 1 August 2017 (CT)

Hmmm...OK, I'm starting to see what you think. Battle mode is a waste because you can't play multiplayer and there's no reward, and you must really like Petey Piranha, which I can understand and relate to, because I like Petey too. But the thing is, he's not the only character that matters; in fact, he's just one out of a whole bunch of them. And plus, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe IS a unique thing. Of COURSE it's going to be a port of Mario Kart 8, so I think that should have been expected. But at the same time, it just brings so many new ideas, and just these little details that polish it to absolute perfection. And by "picky", I know people who are so nostalgic with the Nintendo 64, they even consider Mario Party THREE to be the LAST GOOD MARIO PARTY (I'm not yelling, or even mad, I'm just trying to emphasize my point). There are some people who are so driven with rage and are so paranoid, that they think that Nintendo's games in every series are declining, EVER SINCE FROM THE FIRST TO THE MOST RECENT. Personally, I don't like that, and I consider it just crazy and stupid. For example, some fans might think Superstar Saga is the absolute best, Partners in Time is good, but worse than the first, Bowser's Inside Story is mediocre, and Dream Team is complete garbage (just an example). It's just wrong, and to see that extend to EVERY series, even those that are doing exceptionally well to this day, makes me feel edgy, and even a little mad at the worst times. So just trying to clear the air, don't get angry at me. But I do think it's a little shaky to consider a game bad for paying more for almost the same content, because I think Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 1-upped the phenomenal original by a mile. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:24, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

Still not worth $60 additional dollars. That's my entire problem with it, is that it's too much to charge owners of the original. As for Mario Party, I played about 2 hours of 7 at my cousins' house when I was like 7-8? And a few hours of DS on a friend's DS when I was like 14? I don't have experience with it. Superstar Saga I haven't played, though I resent how overused the wonky graphics are in fanworks. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:30, 1 August 2017 (CT)

Taxonomical Arguments[edit]

Fair enough, then. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 15:21, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

If you're deleting all of those categories from the templates, are you also going to be the one adding them back to the necessary pages? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 16:46, 1 August 2017 (EDT)
I suppose so, but many have overlap. Should it be alphabetical for all media portrayals listed, mixing games and cartoons together? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:48, 1 August 2017 (CT)
The general order is outlined here. Simply put, species at the very top, misc. categories (jobs, etc.) after that in order of most important to least, then every piece of media comes after that. Books, games, cartoons, and the rest all get treated equally, and it's entirely in alphabetical order. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 16:53, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door edit[edit]

DUDE! Kolorado was a student of Professor Frankly! Why did you remove that? That was useful! Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:15, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

Edit: Sorry, I just now realized you understood what that meant. I take that back. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:18, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

Super Mario 64 DS is the BEST![edit]

What do you think of Super Mario 64 DS? I think it's one of the best Mario games ever, even better than the original game. I love it. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:32, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

It's the reason I got a 3DS to begin with. I never had a previous-model DS, but I wanted a later one....Wanting it was a huge motivation to get Mario games in the first place, as I had grown up with a PS2. Lots of games on it, though. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:35, 1 August 2017

Yoshi edit[edit]

We just had this discussion. That's got to be Yoshi the character, he literally appears right in the game. And this time, he's actually the green Yoshi you play as throughout the game. Come on now, if the article literally says Yoshi the character debuted in the game, then we have to include him. How is that speculation? We KNOW Yoshi the character is actually a character in this game. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 18:09, 2 August 2017 (EDT)

He's already there, above the "colored Yoshis" section. Were you just not paying attention? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:11, 2 August 2017 (CT)

Aw, s**t. I'm sorry about that. I wasn't paying attention. But anyway, can you say for absolute certainty that the first Yoshi in Super Mario World is Yoshi? I hope so, because if not, then I think I'm starting to doubt what I've known about Mario for a long time. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 18:15, 2 August 2017 (EDT)

The most bizarrely well-known[edit]

I always hate when people use "odd", "strange", or "bizarre" to describe anything in an article. This is a series where people eat mushrooms and flowers to gain abilities, the main villain is a spiky turtle/ox that stands on two legs, the main hero is an Italian plumber from Brooklyn who never does any plumbing besides two games, and at one point he accepted a stolen book from an orphan in front of Charles Dickens' doorstep. Those words are completely meaningless here. You've done good work on the Koopa article, especially with all of the maintenance and clean-up. The one criticism I can offer is to not make so many edits to one page in rapid succession (it's one of those things the wiki doesn't like). If you can, try to preview your edits first. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:11, 2 August 2017 (EDT)

I do that routinely, it's just that there's always another thing in a place I didn't notice, like the caption for the image at the beginning, for instance. Also, I often just edit by section, particularly when the section's so bad it'll take up a lot of the edit summary. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:14, 2 August 2017
Imagine editing Mario or another huge article section-by-section. Plus, editing the article as a whole lets you see how images and headers wrap around text. As many snarky comments and extra clarification that you want to add, sometimes it's okay to just say "Added x section, did some clean-up". Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:20, 2 August 2017 (EDT)

Bowser voice clips[edit]

Who voiced Bowser in the Nintendo 64, early GameCube games, and some rare DS games? It never says in any of the wiki's articles. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:55, 2 August 2017 (EDT)

Falling Star[edit]

Do you have any plans for Falling Star? I wrote down every instance of the ghosts being mentioned on the talk page, if that helps you in any way. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:46, 3 August 2017 (EDT)

I'll get to that. I still have to finish getting the categories for the detranscluded templates, but I'm also busy preparing for college, which starts in less than 10 days. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:48, 3 August 2017 (CT)
I get that. Registration for college is in a week, myself, and a lot of stuff's still up in the air. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:55, 3 August 2017 (EDT)


I happened to take a look at your Projects page. Do you mind if I give my thoughts on a couple of the things you have there? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:58, 13 August 2017 (EDT)

Go ahead, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'll put much stock into any criticism, constructve or otherwise. I just moved into college, having it a bit rough emotionally. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:08, 13 August 2017 (CT)
Mhm, I understand that. I don't want to harshly criticize what you have there or anything, but still, feel completely free to take everything I have to say here with a grain of salt: for the Eulipotyphla category, while I personally like the idea, the wiki had a push to make category names simpler and more convenient for readers, so I'm not sure if a technical name like "Eulipotyphla" would be easily accepted (totally on board with you, though!); for the Beanish template, I actually made a point of removing the Beanbean Kingdom enemies from that category (and I'm fairly certain that was based on a discussion, though I can't seem to find it at the moment), and having a species category that lists things that aren't a part of that species seems... weird to me. Barring the navigation templates that are modeled after the other species templates without covering species themselves, like {{Stars}}, I can't think of another example that's close to what you have there. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:18, 13 August 2017 (EDT)
Note that "Beanish" isn't sited, and as such it's left rather ambiguous what exactly it refers to, especially with the massive variation regarding physical appearance the NPCs of Superstar Saga displayed. I took it to mean any bean-like creature, that is to say any beanish creature. IE the sentient beans of Beanbean. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:27, 13 August 2017 (CT)
I'd consider that to be too vague, especially with enemies like Sharpea or Troopea. They don't have anything that obviously and ties them to the other enemies besides a bit of green coloring, and I don't think that's strong enough to tie them to Queen Bean or Prince Peasley. Most members of a species have an obvious visual connection to one another, so I'm not entirely comfortable with something this ill-defined. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:32, 13 August 2017 (EDT)
Yet Lakitufo is still defined as a Shroob, for some reason. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:33, 13 August 2017 (CT)
Yep, I don't like that template/category either. I kinda get also listing the "Shroobified" creatures alongside the proper Shroobs, especially since most of them have "Shroob" in their name, but Lakitufo is such an edge case that I'm tempted to remove it from the template right now. Same deal with Swiggler, being next to Shroobs doesn't automatically make you a Shroob (also, its intro paragraph calls it "a large, Shroob-created, bio-mechanical robot", and I want a citation for at least three of those words). Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:40, 13 August 2017 (EDT)
For the record, some of Swiggler's sprites clearly show plugs and sparks coming out of it, so there's that. Niiue (talk) 22:56, 13 August 2017 (EDT)
Swiggler has Shroob-like eyes, so it has that going for it. Lakitufo always bothered me being included on their, I mean Piranha Planet is an alien in that game too, but it's not classified as a Shroob. Only reason I put Lakitufo on the template was because it's listed as one in other locations, and it uses Spiny Shroopas (which are what, Oerlikon Frogs?) as weapons. As for why the unused "Scoot Bloop" is listed as Shroobified, that really bothers me, as the only evidence of that is that it's in the data for Vim Factory. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:12, 13 August 2017 (CT)
Also, Swiggler's Japanese name is a play on their version of Shroob, so it counts. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:15, 13 August 2017 (CT)


Is that actually poison, or is it just a draining effect? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:15, 14 August 2017 (EDT)

A "draining effect" is exactly what a Poison status effect is (in all games that are relevant to this site, anyways) Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:20, 14 August 2017 (CT)
Burn status effects often do the same thing. Is being burned the same as being poisoned? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:25, 14 August 2017 (EDT)
No, because in Super Mario Sunshine it's established that being burned makes Mario either die immediately or jump into the air yelling "MAAAMAAHOOWAHOO" and landing right back onto what burned him. Quite different. Either way, I'm clearly too tired to hold up a debate coherently and/or rationally. Bear with me.Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:27, 14 August 2017 (CT)
The rationale still holds for, say RPG games. I don't think it makes sense to assume that everything that drains your HP is automatically poison. Also, I'm mighty tired myself, so Imma crash into my bed now. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:30, 14 August 2017 (EDT)


Still, it may be best to find a video or another source that mentions it, at the very least so that we can confirm the spelling. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:58, 17 August 2017 (EDT)

The enthusiasm is nice, but per the Courtesy policy, users shouldn't participate in other users' editing projects without asking them first. I was the one who made the proposal, so the onus was on me to see it through. In the future, I would greatly appreciate it if you asked me beforehand. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:00, 17 August 2017 (EDT)


I'm BACK! Did you miss me? :) ...OK, but really, PHEW! I'm glad that ban expired, my boy. It was getting really boring not being able to do anything on here. How are you doing? Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:58, 17 August 2017 (EDT)

Would have been better if not for the fact that Rocky Wrench has been reclassified on here despite official word. I also have a few m ore projects going, and I made a Shroob template...Anyways, I'm at college right now, I'm doing OK. How have you been? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:00, 17 August 2017 (CT)

Don't worry, buddy. I was watching the proposal from behind the scenes all along, and I would have voted for both, because of reasons on both sides. I've been doing awesome, and it's especially great to be back here again. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 21:03, 17 August 2017 (EDT)

Re: Unera and Grubby[edit]

That's actually a good point. Hm, I guess they probably should go under Category:Bees and wasps, then. Niiue (talk) 04:01, 21 August 2017 (EDT)

Re: Scienstein's Inappropriate Habits[edit]

OK, I think I can believe that a little more. But seriously, REALLY? That is just wrong and completely bizarre. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 17:56, 21 August 2017 (EDT)

Um...OK, I think I can live with that, then. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 18:00, 21 August 2017 (EDT)

Proposal Deadline[edit]

HOLY SHIT! The deadline of your proposal is ON MY BIRTHDAY! Lcrossmk8 (talk) 18:47, 21 August 2017 (EDT)


Excuse me for butting in, but if you're having issues with a recently uploaded image not updating properly, try pressing Ctrl+F5. This reloads the cache and should properly display the image. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:34, 22 August 2017 (EDT)

For me, the first three edits you made to the image showed up as having a yellow head, but the last one you made it had a silver head. I think I had this same kind of problem before, but I'm not exactly sure why it happens. LuigiMaster123Icon.png LuigiMaster123 21:37, 22 August 2017 (EDT)
For me, all four of your edits have the yellow head (and arms/legs). Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:44, 22 August 2017 (EDT)
I refreshed the page and now it shows all of them have yellow heads. Weird. LuigiMaster123Icon.png LuigiMaster123 21:47, 22 August 2017 (EDT)


Are you sure Noozes are chickens? The only real resemblance is that they have combs (which aren't exclusive to chickens), and the Italian name meaning "Bad Hen" (which also isn't entirely conclusive). Niiue (talk) 03:30, 23 August 2017 (EDT)

The combs, which from what I've seen are indicative of Junglefowl, the fact that the "mustache" looks like the tail feathers, the face looking like a typical cartoon chicken, shorty pudgy stature, all those things. Honestly it took me a long time to realize the whole "nose" gimmick for them, I had always just seen chickens. Either way, that's most likely where people will look for it. I've decided I won't include Coo-Coo (not to be confused with Coo Coo because that's just really ambiguous. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:36 , 23 August 2017 (CT)


I think we should also add the rest of the Craws to the Corvid category. Maybe it could also be categorized as a Carrion Bird as well, since they look like that. I have a question, though, do you think "Jibberjay" would be classified as a Corvid? They appear to be named after parrots, but English names them Jays. I also saw this bird the Kaibādo, which has an appearance of a jay, think that could be a corvid as well? BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 23:57, 23 August 2017 (EDT)

Oh okay, I thought it would be a good idea to get an opinion out of you, that's why I asked first. PS Ah, that video is so cute and awesome, thanks for sharing it with me! I love budgerigars! BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 00:05, 24 August 2017 (EDT)


Do you mind if I bug you about the coin standardizing proposal? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:59, 26 August 2017 (EDT)

I'd rather you didn't, but if you really have to, go ahead. Also I remembered that in some games, like the galaxy games, they are represented in speech often as simply pictures of coins, ie with no spelling, and only spelled at all in the enclosed instruction book. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:02, 26 August 2017 (CT)
All the more reason to standardize them, but if you're not interested in talking about it, I'll oblige and shut up. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:04, 26 August 2017 (EDT)
This is a silly franchise, and I'm a silly person. It takes one to know one and all that. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:04, 27 August 2017 (EDT)
Still unnecessary of a proposal. They're typically called coins lowercase, but it should be case by case if you wanted to go into absurd detail regarding various things regardless of where that leads. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:11, 26 August 2017 (CT)

Re: Sponsors[edit]

Yes, I certainly am! I'm not sure with which game I'm going to go with next though, as I can only say that we definitely have all of the images for Double Dash!!, but I'd have to get the sponsors lists together beforehand. I can get lists for Wii, 7 and DS but we don't have all of the images yet, and I can't say much about 64, so that would be going on what's said on the Wiki. If you know anything that may help though, it would be much appreciated! But long story short, yes, I will do all the other games' sponsors at a later date.

Re: B Dasher[edit]

Mario Kart DS's box artwork shows Mario and the B-Dasher. Since it's the first kart the player sees in the game, both artwork and game, it is indeed the main kart of Mario Kart DS. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:59, 28 August 2017 (EDT)

Princess Shroob edit[edit]

Why did you delete that? That was important information. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:09, 28 August 2017 (EDT)

Because there is no way to put it in there without it looking exceedingly awkward or not working. You can't have it in the quote, as it's not part of the quote, and you can't have it in the bar underneath, because that works as a link, and ergo cannot be used there. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:11, 28 August 2017 (CT)

I'll find a way, don't worry. Keep an eye on one important Princess Shroob edit coming up, on the double! Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:20, 28 August 2017 (EDT)

Blue Shell edit[edit]

Come on! That was true information! The Blue Shell IS the most common name for the Spiny Shell, why won't you let me say that in the article? Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:08, 29 August 2017 (EDT)

Because it doesn't matter. Also, it's never been official ever. The only reason we have that as an alternative on here is so poor misinformed people can find the page and be corrected. Also, that's subjective. Even more subjective than my negative opinion towards MK8DX, I'd say. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:15, 29 August 2017 (CT)

How does it not matter?! You JUST said that people get confused with the Blue Shell and the Spiny Shell! That's pure bullshit! Ugh...please explain a little better. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:17, 29 August 2017 (EDT)

Firstly, you'll be lucky if I don't report you for swearing about what I have to say. Secondly, it doesn't matter because it's a fan name. Fan content in general is extremely subjective, especially with superlatives like "most." And most importantly, fan content is irrelevant to the wiki. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:25, 29 August 2017 (CT)

I wasn't swearing against you. I didn't even mean it as an insult to you or anything. I just find it wrong that the Blue Shell...well...OK, you've got a point, fan content is EXTREMELY subjective. But still, I just wanted to give the Blue Shell its time in the limelight...or you know what? I guess...I'll just drop it. It's no use arguing about fan content on this wiki, and I swear to God, I am NOT going to travel down a road of speculation like that again. I don't know, I'm sorry for swearing, but sometimes, you just have to let it out, because, well...regular words just don't do the job sometime. But yeah, I WILL make it a habit to tone down my swearing. You have my word on that. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:30, 29 August 2017 (EDT)

Protagonist, deuteragonist, tritagonist, tetartagonist...AHHH, I'm getting a headache now![edit]

Okay, saying tritagonist and tetartagonist is gonna complicate the entire Mario franchise. There are only two types we should talk about, and that's the protagonist and deuteragonist. Any deeper is going to cause trouble. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:06, 30 August 2017 (EDT)

Which is exactly why I've been reversing those edits. Along with them being completely subjective. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:08, 30 August 2017 (CT)

Good. And shouldn't we say that Luigi is the deuteragonist of the entire Mario franchise explicitly? I asked that on the talk page, but apparently no one cared. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:10, 30 August 2017 (EDT)

Reporting vandals...or not?[edit]

Hey, why did you undo my report on the guy who was adding unnecessary information? I wanted it kept on there until I was certain that he was just an innocent rookie user who just doesn't know his way around. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:19, 30 August 2017 (EDT)

I can say definitively that he was just a person who over-analyzed the bosses' roles. It clearly wasn't an attempt to be malicious, so not a vandal. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:21, 30 August 2017 (CT)

Since you're a regular user on the wiki, I'll take your word for that. But make sure he doesn't do it again, or he's gonna get a warning per policy. We don't want another MOHAMAD FAIZ (talk) situation, because that guy REALLY needs to learn. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:25, 30 August 2017 (EDT)

Removing File:[edit]

You don't need to go out of your way to clean up pages that still use "File:" in galleries. While the wiki does make a point of removing it as it's unnecessary, it's a non-issue for readers that doesn't actually affect anything about the articles, so it's best tackled incidentally while also editing some other aspect of the article. This also goes for changing "Image:" to "File:" and removing the "right" parameter from images. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:06, 30 August 2017 (EDT)

Doki Doki Panic name[edit]

So what? I don't care if it's from Japan-only or not, it's still the official name of the game. So that English template is pointless, because that might as well BE the English name at this point. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:04, 31 August 2017 (EDT)

From what I can remember, the only time it was officially brought up in the West was in the Smash games for 3DS and Wii U. And either way, it's still a Japanese name with Japanese characters. Its the official name, but it's Japanese, which is exactly what the "another language" template is for.Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:11, 31 August 2017 (CT)

That doesn't sound right at all. It's still the official name, so we use it. It doesn't matter that it's Japanese, because that's its official name. Official names take priority over language, except when there's actually an official English name for the thing, which there has never been. It's been Doki Doki Panic since it was created, and it will always be Doki Doki Panic. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:18, 31 August 2017 (EDT)

Shy Guy edit[edit]

It would be of no use to make a separate section. Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros 2 are pretty much the same game, so they deserve the same header. It doesn't matter if the former is not a Mario game, because it's remake IS a Mario game, and since both serve the same purpose, there's no point in making separate sections. That would be like splitting apart the Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS sections on articles featuring the two games. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:10, 31 August 2017 (EDT)

Nope, because they're both Super Mario games. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:12, 21 August 2017 (CT)

But that's the point, IT DOESN'T MATTER. Remakes take priority over series alignment, am I right? I mean, once again, it's pointless to make two different sections for each of the games, because they both serve the same purpose. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:15, 31 August 2017 (EDT)

Edit sniping[edit]

I thought it was kind of obvious I was working down the list of Primids. If it seems clear that someone is working through a pattern of pages, please don't interfere by going after the remaining ones, as this counts as edit sniping. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 00:51, 1 September 2017 (EDT)

I didn't know that was a thing, sorry. I just work with a cold, cruel efficiency. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:52, 31 August 2017 (CT)

That's okay.

RE: Brawl enemies: Sure. I was just taking care of Category:Super Smash Bros. Series Species and removing Category:Subspace Army from the Primid pages. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 01:09, 1 September 2017 (EDT)


OK, that was cutting it a little too close there. How the heck does that statement violate policy, may I ask? That sounds kind of outrageous, actually, because I have NEVER seen a policy state that. Then again, I don't read the policies extensively because they're very long and take up an entire article. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:35, 1 September 2017 (EDT)

As has been said many times in the edit summaries, those are to go solely on the character pages. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:38, 1 September 2017 (CT)

Sunshine trivia[edit]

The obscuring or alteration of objects when behind a closer object due to a changing camera angle is nothing special or unique to Super Mario Sunshine, as this is a trend that happens in most games with a 3D camera, hence why I removed that trivia. I also think it could fit under the gameplay section when talking about how to adjust camera controls, which should be in there in the first place. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 01:49, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Actually, the thing with the Question Marks, from what I've seen, is completely unique to that game. The camera controls are mentioned in the controls section, but it's not structured in a manner that would allow it to fit in. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:52, 2 September 2017 (CT)
Games have different ways of telling players that there's something there behind a closer object obstructing due to a camera angle, this is just Super Mario Sunshine's way of doing it. Other games use black silhouettes, including how the game handles the player model, mostly not to confuse players with objects. I added a paragraph in Super Mario Sunshine describing camera controls, as camera controls are fairly pivotal to the description and navigation of a 3D platformer. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 01:55, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
My point was that the use of question marks was fairly unique, as every other game I've played with that sort of thing would show silhouettes, typically if one managed to clip a camera through the wall (which I used to do as a kid in the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets video game when I got stuck in one sequence....good times.) Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:58, 2 September 2017 (CT)

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Since everyone else I asked about Mario Kart 8 isn't online now, do you mind I ask you questions about a couple of the game's enemies? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:36, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Something along the lines of "don't have game plz add info" but I hit the enter key early. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:37, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
Not sure how long I'll be online and I haven't played in a while, but go ahead, I'll gladly be a person you can ask who's played it but hasn't been spoiled by the eeeeeeeevil Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:40, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
It's about the centerpiece of Bowser's Castle, the giant, flaming Bowser statue. The wiki calls it a Gold Bowser Statue, even though the Gold Bowser Statues are enemies from Super Mario World that look and act nothing like the one in MK8. Not to mention that the guide calls it the "Bowser Monument" and also describes it as living. Is there any basis for that giant statue to be called a Gold Bowser Statue? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:42, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
None whatsoever. It's the serial escalation of the Bowser statues moving more and more in each Mario Kart game, from the immobile ones in 64, the robotic-acting one in Double Dash (and 64DS/NSMB minigames), the fluid, but limited one in Wii, and the borderline realistically moving one here. It looks sorta orange, but that's clearly just from the lava's glow. Worth noting is that the laser-shooting Gray Bowser Statues from 3 are also in the castle, and the Wiki erroneously wanted to differentiate that way.Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:46, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
Pardon, what do you mean by the wiki wanting to differentiate the Gray Bowser Statues? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:48, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
They are completely different, and I think they wanted to have them differentiated by page somehow. They just went about it the wrong way. They ought to have a "Bowser Statue (Mario Kart)" or "Bowser Statue (giant)" page on here for those ones. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:56, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

OK, will you stop bringing up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, please? I know you don't like that game, but still, it's getting annoying hearing you bash that game all the time. Don't get me wrong, I respect your opinion, but jeez, give it a break, bro.

All right, back on topic, I do think the Bowser Statues should be talked about collectively. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:50, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Don't call me "bro" or I will turn you into Klonkey Klong and send you to the netherworld PINKY KONG IS STINKY KONG! OPEN YOUR EYES, PEOPLE! SAMMER'S KINGDOM WAS AN INSIDE JOB! MOE-EYES PUNS AREN'T FUNNY! I'm done now. (mic drop) Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:56, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
Uh...okay then, Doc. If that's what you want, then okay, I guess. (You happy now, Time Turner?) Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:57, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
Petey Piranha is large Whomp Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:00, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
the memes are reaching maximum capacity captain Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:07, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

My Name is not Morty.png[edit]

I get it, but maybe the image should have been named something more appropriate for what it is? LinkTheLefty (talk) 02:54, 5 September 2017 (EDT)

What? In-game name. Morty's what Prima called it. And it's nothing compared to the ridiculously-long thing I gave my Gray Bowser Statue upload. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:55, 5 September 2017 (EDT
This one? Well, disregarding that there's a decades-long difference between that picture book and whenever Prima came into the picture, the image use policy states: "When uploading a file, be sure to give it a straightforward and meaningful name, as this makes it easier to use, is better for searching purposes and looks more professional." (emphasis not mine) among other bullet points. Uploads are appreciated, but keep that in mind. LinkTheLefty (talk) 03:05, 5 September 2017 (EDT)

RE: Angry Flare[edit]

They do, but not when standing still. I see them make their "angry eyes" when attacking, but that's not what the sprite is showing. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 16:31, 6 September 2017 (EDT)

Time Machine for the Ages[edit]

Well, I did give a backscratcher to a hotel owner in Vienna and a stolen book to a bank owner in London. Does that count for something? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:00, 11 September 2017 (EDT)

Hmm, maybe.........or maybe not. But probably yes. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:02, 11 September 2017 (EDT)

Re: "Lots of games have this kind of ability"[edit]

Well, the Devon Scope from Pokémon? The Magnifying Glass from Yoshi's Island? Even these two items are more similar to this Zelda item than the Moe-Eyes.

  • What does it matter if one is purple and the other is pink? Even if you consider them similar (I don't, just for the record), that's the only resemblance between them.
  • As far as I know, they don't even do the same thing. The wiki says it shows "invisible enemies and objects," and not floors. It's the same with the items I mentioned there.

And, as I said before, seeing invisible things is not unique. I mean, I've seen this concept in smaller platform games (not Nintendo) often before, so it's something easy to be thought of. The Moe-Eye thing may look a bit like the Zelda thing, but do you really think it is THAT remarkable? MrIceBro.png MrIceBro logo.png (Page) 10:19, 12 September 2017 (EDT)

Super Mario series[edit]

Thanks for the note, I can see you also wish to have that messy Super Mario (series) page improved for the best. However, my edits were not only to remove the images I considered useless, but I also did some minor grammar changes on the headers. Therefore, I was forced to perform a counter revert for technical purposes. Going back to this case about images, we don't really need to have a cluster of the multiple designs the enemies have had throughout the series, it makes the wikitable look more clunky than it already is (for a whole section I consider unnecessary), one image is just enough because the outdated alternate appearances are irrelevant at this point, after all, we should stick to the most recent design the subject used since their most recent Super Mario series' appearance (if an artwork if available, of course), this will entice new readers that the series keeps changing. Ironically, that's the same reason why Daisy keeps using her old Super Mario Land artwork there. You are getting too much specific about this anyway, why you did that treatment to certain enemies but not for others? the Goomba, for instance, looks very different in Super Mario 64 than its modern appearance since New Super Mario Bros.. You are also leaving out main characters like Mario, you didn't pick images for his older appearances to create a similar collage. See? it cannot be a more useless addition. You are also contradicting yourself, you told me the Dry Bones images from Super Mario Galaxy 2 had a dismal quality and put back its Mario Party: Star Rush art, yet you ignored the fact the Chain Chomp was in a similar case using some rather bad arts from Mario Party-e and New Super Mario Bros. 2 as opposed to its better art from Mario Party 8. Speaking of that, this is where we have another issue: the game selection for arts is just poor. Why did the Koopa Paratroopa have its art from Super Mario RPG? Why were the Shy Guy and the aforementioned Chain Chomp and Dry Bones using their arts from Mario Party? Even worse is that there are images that don't even reflect an alternate appearance, like how the Hammer Bro. has two images whom it looks exactly the same in both. I did not realized the Blue and Yellow Toads were merged into a single row, and that shouldn't be the case, they should be splitted again, but whatever. The reason I left the Sentry Beam and the Octoomba alone was because there are other related enemies having multiple rows, with the better example being the Cheep Cheep's subspecies; each member of the "Octo Army" should have their own row in my opinion.

--BYLLANT Ak-Un.png 23:31, 13 September 2017 (EDT)


A snowman in Mario Kart 8's Sherbet Land!

As far as I know, Snowmen were definitely in the Mario Kart 8 version of Sherbet Land in the off-road. If Snowmen were in the Double Dash version, then they were simply aesthetics, not obstacles. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 17:00, 15 September 2017 (EDT)

I just think I remember showing my little cousin, who has 64, the Double Dash version, and him panicking when I said I'd hit the snowman....pretty sure they might have been in the same place in the original..... I own both, so I can find out...Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:02, 15 September 2017 (EDT)
I've recently seen a video of Sherbet Land from Double Dash, and I can confirm that Snowmen indeed appear in the sidelines of the course, just not as obstacles. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 17:04, 15 September 2017 (EDT)
If contact can be made, they're obstacles. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:11, 15 September 2017 (EDT)
In the Mario Kart 8 versions yes, but in the Double Dash version, no, they're part of the background. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 17:52, 15 September 2017 (EDT)

Good one[edit]

I'd play it. Heck, I can see it working :P Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:02, 18 September 2017 (EDT)

Para-Beetle Trivia[edit]

How is this trivia no longer relevant? Even if the pages are merged now, it's still a main-series Mario guide referring to Para-Beetles by their one-off RPG name, which seems noteworthy for the same reasons it'd be noteworthy if a future game referred to Cheep Cheeps as Gobies again or something. Niiue (talk) 20:24, 19 September 2017 (EDT)

Because A: Heavy Para-Beetle is sourced from that guide, so I'm a bit skeptical, B: this is the same guide that referred to three separate enemies under the same name, C: it's like how Swoop/Swooper got flipped around many times before becoming consistent, D: it should be incorporated if true, as it's only valid for one game, and E: it uses the word "oddly." Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:28, 19 September 2017 (EDT)
Fair enough. Niiue (talk) 23:58, 19 September 2017 (EDT)

RE: "It" / Cap Kingdom[edit]

Just a mistake.

I'll admit, I never really gave those videos a closer watch. If you want to recreate it with descriptions on the environment details and whatnot that could help make the page bigger, by all means (or let me know if you want me to restore the page so you can expand it). SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 04:26, 21 September 2017 (EDT)

RE: Map Delete[edit]

There's some questionable edits to the image itself:

  • Logo of an unofficial Nintendo website.
  • Is the red text official?
  • Potential duplicate.
  • Unused, probably for a reason.

Seems like an inferior version. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 22:17, 21 September 2017 (EDT)


What is irrelevant? Lucina SSB4.pngMusic Video 123 (talk) 10:21, 22 September 2017 (EDT)

Top Man


{{character-infobox}} doesn't support variables other than the ones listed on the template page (mainspace templates are not allowed on userpages anyway); you'd have to code the infobox from scratch. You can, however, copy the code from the template page and paste it on your userpage (check my sandbox for an example), then change the attributes around from there. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 23:27, 23 September 2017 (EDT)


Please try not to overreact like this. Just forward the issue to an admin.

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 06:43, 24 September 2017 (EDT)

Didn't know if any were on at the time, sorry. Also 5:45 in the morning where I live, so a little loopy. By the way, am I able to do the "reverted to last revision by (X)" thing, or can only admins do that? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:48, 24 September 2017 (EDT)


While what that user was adding was invalid, remarks like this were not necessary. (To add to what Shokora stated) Continuing to make discourteous remarks this way would lead to a warning, so please avoid it. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 06:44, 24 September 2017 (EDT)

Sorry. 5:45 in the morning where I live, so a little loopy. (I actually was going to ask "Are you stupid," but decided to soften it a little. And "Bloody" being vulgar is last I checked an urban legend.) By the way, am I able to do the "reverted to last revision by (X)" thing, or can only admins do that? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:48, 24 September 2017 (EDT)
That's the "rollback" function, which only admins can do. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 06:51, 24 September 2017 (EDT)
OK then. To add to what I said before, I've also been suffering from minor depression, so...a liiiittle snappy. Particularly what I haven't slept and it's the mid AMs. Yeeeeah. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:53, 24 September 2017 (EDT)

Redirects in Categories[edit]

I'm sorry, but where is it stated that redirects aren't encouraged in categories? I've seen lots of categories that have redirects in them that aren't crossovers. LuigiMaster123Icon.png LuigiMaster123 20:30, 25 September 2017 (EDT)

Only ones I can think of offhand are ones like Ice Ridley and various Pokemon. Those are basically the only times I ever see that. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:33, 25 September 2017 (EDT)
That wasn't my question. I was asking if there was a rule or something that says redirects are not encouraged in categories. LuigiMaster123Icon.png LuigiMaster123 20:50, 25 September 2017 (EDT)
Not that I've found, but it's a major inconvenience due to the fact that it's difficult to actually visit a redirect page by comparison, and as such easy to lose track of what categories they may have. And if it isn't discouraged, I'm surprised that there isn't more redirects in categories.Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:53, 25 September 2017 (EDT)
No, this is allowed if a subject needs to be categorised under a redirect's name as opposed to the main page's name, like Vanish Luigi instead of Vanish Mario for Super Mario 64 DS. (Sorry, but where does it say redirects can only have categories in cases such as crossovers?) SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 21:42, 25 September 2017 (EDT)
It doesn't say that anywhere I an find, I'm just saying from what I've seen, that's the only time it has been used. And besides, we use "Mario" as a stand-in for the form names. We don't have a separate redirect for Kitsune Luigi in the 3D Land category, for example. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:01, 25 September 2017 (EDT)

Re: Daisy File Deletion[edit]

The newer artwork compare file to older (for example) is a render update of older artwork from a previous game. There a high comparison between to two. As i said, the deleted art was less shaded to the current one was still a duplicate, not render.

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RE:Suspicious Behavior[edit]

I'm not seeing anything wrong. They may not know about the preview button, as iirc IPs can't mark edits as minor either. Yeah, there were a few grammar errors, but nothing wrong as far as I can tell. Regardless, thanks for the heads up. Let me know or another staff member know if anything happens. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:17, 25 September 2017 (EDT)

In a range of about eight IPs, only one's edit was questionable. But that's about it, and it happened in 2016. Not much of an issue here either. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:24, 25 September 2017 (EDT)

Oddity Odyssey[edit]

Still, we didn't need this game to confirm that they were separate species. The wiki had already decided on the Beanerang's individuality. It just seems like a redundant comment, is all I'm saying. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 18:29, 27 September 2017 (EDT)

The Wiki's decision didn't mean they definitively were different species back then, especially with the same name. Superstar Saga had lots of weird designs. I certainly supported that decision, but I'm saying that the only evidence they were different was the different design, which Superstar Saga had even more of than Sunshine did. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:31, 27 September 2017 (EDT)

Fire Snakes[edit]

Look at its page and you'll see what's been there for quite a while. And exactly what logic are you going to apply for this fictional, flaming enemy? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:09, 30 September 2017 (EDT)

One's an entity made up lava, a liquid (barring Paper Mario, but we don't say Pokey's a cat based on its appearance there), and the other's a fireball. There's no official word on the subject, they look very little alike, and have dissimilar names. Saying they're the same is even less likely than saying Strollin' Stu and Wanderin' Goom are subspecies of Goomba, ie unlikely speculation. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:13, 30 September 2017 (EDT)
Fair enough. I was just pointing out that the connection's been there for a while. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:03, 30 September 2017 (EDT)
I don't think anyone would object if you did. Also, what's with the double post on both your talk page and mine? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:08, 30 September 2017 (EDT)
You hadn't responded for several minutes, so I figured you hadn't noticed, so I moved it to the place you'd be alerted. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:09, 30 September 2017 (EDT)
To be honest, I much prefer if messages are relayed on my talk page. I get that you want to maintain the conversation, but personally, I find it inconvenient for whoever you're talking to, and it's a bit of a moot point if the first comment is elsewhere in the first place. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:20, 30 September 2017 (EDT)

Re: Changing proposals[edit]

According to MarioWiki:Proposals, you can rewrite proposals within the first three days of their creation. Niiue (talk) 04:49, 1 October 2017 (EDT)

Yup, juuuuuust found it before you sent that. I thought that was the case, just wanted to make sure. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 04:50, 1 October 2017 (EDT)

RE: Both things[edit]

Sorry I'm slightly late in answering, but here goes.

Firstly BJAODN: I am aware of the existence of objective vs. subjective, but with an archive that large there does need to be the occasional small purge, if you look through histories on many of the pages you will see that content is removed quite a bit. Anyhow, I figured I would at least walk you through my rationale for removing those specific entries.

Having been the person who put the Villager one in the archive, I always felt it was one of the weaker things I've put in, especially since the character hadn't been long announced, and it's not out of the realm of possibility for a Smash character to have a move that doesn't deal damage. As for Nerdnick, it's a comparison that's just going to keep cropping up, even though the only basis is the name. BJAODN should be more reserved for one-off stupid edits. And as for Kammy Koopa, we have a host of grimdark writing littering the archive, there's even an entire sub-section dedicated to all the instances in one game, so I figured losing one more instance of it wasn't going to hurt anyone.

Also, make sure you watch your tone when you're talking to a wiki admin. Myself and another staff member did find the last part of your message a bit condescending, but I'm not going to press it further as I'm going to assume that it was entirely unintentional.

As for the Fireball, looking at the date, what happened was someone moved the page to that title incorrectly, so I corrected them. I assumed they would have done all the checking, but as that is not the case I'll get on changing it back. Yoshi876 (talk)

About the Cave level from Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

I've told you what The Cave level is really about. Here's a video walkthrough of the level to further back up my claim.

And this here is the last leg of The Lake Shore level which you assume was the The Cave level itself. Char89Charizard (talk) 22:42, 2 October 2017 (EDT)

I don't suppose you know how to shrink the music table in The Lake Shore level? I tried to copy it from The Cave page but it's not the same size. Char89Charizard (talk) 19:09, 2 October 2017 (EDT)

RE: mGBA Captures[edit]

VBA and VBA-M are acceptable, but aren't recommended emulators anymore. From my experiences, mGBA is faster, more accurate, and more stable than the older emulators. There might be a few edge cases, like missing features (mGBA doesn't have e-Reader or single-pak link support yet, but has multi-pak link support) or emulation hiccups (mGBA used to crash on Treacherous Twister), but for general use, mGBA is recommended. mGBA is actively being worked on compared to VBA and VBA-M. Read all about recommended emulators in my WIP. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 13:53, 3 October 2017 (EDT)

RE: "Broodal" as a "likely" species name[edit]

There's still too much ambiguity clouding the subject, so I personally think it's safe to assume that she's a Broodal (as she bears an EXTREMELY strong resemblance to them) until a reliable source tells us otherwise. MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 21:15, 7 October 2017 (EDT)

Mario & Luigi project[edit]

Hey, thanks a lot for volunteering to help with the Mario & Luigi project...if you are, that is. Brings back the time we worked our butts off on the Super Mario enemy project you led. It's you and me working together again, huh? This should be a blast of fun. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:45, 7 October 2017 (EDT)

You keep using YouTube, I'll keep checking TSR. They had so many sheets in queue, a normal update for that site is about 300 sheets, this time it was 790. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:47, 7 October 2017 (EDT)


If I made a page based solely on the Super Mario Sunshine incarnation of Bob-omb, citing their different names in three of the four official guides (Bomb-omb, Neji Bomb, and Neji Bomb, respectively), the fact that they're unique creations of Bowser Jr. from his paintbrush, and how they're clearly robotic in nature with unique LED visuals, how would you react? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:40, 7 October 2017 (EDT)

Depends. Was it the new encyclopedia or the Pia that called them the same? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:44, 7 October 2017 (EDT)
I'm not certain (though you're right that one of them didn't distinguish them from regular Bob-ombs), but we're free to make our own judgement calls regardless. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:46, 7 October 2017 (EDT)
ON ONE HAND: Well given that Strollin' Stu is clearly intended to invoke Goomba and Galoomba and is about as much the same (with the unused "Kug" graphic basically confirming that), then if you must, go ahead. Just keep the section on the Bob-omb page and main article template it. And perhaps not the similar appearance to Time Bob-omb. Super Mario Sunshine I consider a bit of a delicate case though, remember, "Killer (Purple)" is still listed with "Search Killer," the only reason I'm fine with that is that the original name was simply Killer.
ON THE OTHER: If you do that, maybe you should create a "Bob-omb (Super Mario Bros. 2)", although from what I can tell only the Japanese name is different there (but fairly consistently, and other "SMB2/DDP" enemies didn't start showing up until "world." This presents us with the "slippery slope" problem, which is the same problem that caused "straw" to be proposed split in the first place. I think we should focus our efforts on the bigger potential splits first, like "King Boo (Luigi's Mansion)," as he's clearly a different character despite the same name, Spoing and Sprangler, which officially have been split, bit that's never been carried out, or "Bat (Super Mario Galaxy)", which I plan to split myself since the results are in. Maybe you should make a proposal on this. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:59, 7 October 2017 (EDT)

(sorry for the late reply, I am tired and easily forgetful)

I joined when I was about 8 or 9 (in 2009), and it wasn't pretty. I wouldn't take it back for anything, but I was a dumb kid who got in the way of people actually doing work. In a way, it helped discipline me, but I think I could have been disciplined somewhere else, instead of a place where people were trying to be productive. From personal experience, I'd say that it's probably for the best that you didn't join when you were young. In regards to Bomb-omb, it's tempting to make a proposal, but I currently have ten proposals running right now, three of which are mainspace proposals, and I'm busy with school especially now, so maybe later when I'm not stressnapping every five minutes. Same deal for the discussions you linked to: my mind is frazzled and I can't think of anything constructive to add to any of that (besides Pianta Judge, that moustache obviously makes him a him). Sorry about my lack of discussion, you'd be surprised how productive and unproductive I can suddenly become in a short timespan. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:48, 9 October 2017 (EDT)


It was a decision made by the admins. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:22, 10 October 2017 (EDT)

Well then it's taking a decent amount of self-control to not start busting out the warnings left and right for that nonsense. "Hatopop" isn't English, therefor it should take a backseat. Maybe be used in a "Names in other languages" section. But not overwrite the current English name. Subversion isn't good here. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:27, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
You are not giving warning to the admins, or anyone else for that matter. The matter was discussed in public by several users, and it was ultimately concluded by the admins that it was acceptable to simply move the page. Also, the name comes from the game's internal files. It's not literally English, but it is decidedly from the English version of the game. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:30, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
"Several," but not "all," it was discussed in a way in which to hide it from the rest of the community, which is inexcusable. Especially since it is a subversion of rules; we aren't calling Winged Strollin' Stu by its file name. and all it was was caving in to the demands of some pretentious git. Truly disgusting. There was no need for it. Forget warning, everyone who was a part of that deserves a massive lastwarm. I'm not going to issue them, I'm just saying that's what that kind of behind-the-scenes subversion should earn. I might be coming off as harsh, but here, it's past midnight and I have a bloody nose, so I'm not in a particularly good mood right now. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:38, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
You do realize that private discussions happen all the time, right? The admins even have a forum is completely gated to them, and they make plenty of decisions from there. The Discord isn't even private - it's publicly advertised, managed by wiki staff, and a nexus for plenty of users to discuss the wiki. Would you broadly insult every user if this discussion happened on the forums? Or the IRC chat? This wasn't a shady deal made behind closed doors by any stretch of the imagination. I'm also going to give you an informal warning to not blatantly make derogatory comments about several other users, including wiki staff. It doesn't matter who you're talking to or what they've done, you need to treat everyone with respect. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:49, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
Sorry, I tend to be rash when violently bleeding out the face. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:51, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
Not to butt in, but where has the Discord been publicly advertised? This is the first I've even heard about it, to be honest. Niiue (talk) 01:53, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
I'd like to come in and you saying that "everyone who was part of this deserves a last warning" is a serious breach of the courtesy policy, specifically rules regarding edits done in good faith and those that say that the admins deserve a warning, and I find the comment about calling admins "some pretentious git" to be especially off-putting. I don't appreciate this. We didn't intentionally "hide" this from the rest of the community, Discord was a convenient medium to chat and it was a great place to share files, in which Time Turner extracted and I looked into them. In fact, Time Turner actually asked in Discord whether to start a talk page proposal, and more people, staff included, especially Glowsquid, gave him the greenlight to move the page immediately. I can't talk for them as of now, and I could get away with posting in PDT times hence why I'm active, but please don't put your account in jeopardy because of a potential mistake we made. Go get some sleep too, it's not doing you any favors to stay up this late. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 01:57, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
.....the "pretentious git" was that snobbish anon, not the admins o.o The admins aren't pretentious. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:58, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you were referring to the admins with the comment. I'll take that back. But please go get sleep. I don't want you to get warned over a stupid enemy from Sunshine. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 02:00, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
I will, but I have one last unrelated thing to do....Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:01, 10 October 2017 (EDT)

New proposal[edit]

Would you mind if I used your generic subjects proposal as an example? I wanted to make a new proposal about proposers being required to notify the voters if they make any substantial changes to their proposal("substantial" in this case referring to any non-trivial change; correcting the proposal's spelling, grammar, and general syntax is acceptable so long as the general sense is preserved). Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:29, 10 October 2017 (EDT)

Oh you mean the one I probably should have cancelled? That's why I voted the way I did on the other thing. If you want, go ahead, although it might give me a bit of motivation to bring up one of your more laughable proposals yet again ;P. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:33, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
I cancelled that one in due course. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:35, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
Doesn't matter, the fact that it was a literal straw argument makes it hilarious and unforgettable :P. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:36, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
i didn't know it was a straw Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:37, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
It's called a straw. It looks like a curly straw (with a heart shape). Protip: Play the game before making sweeping proposals :P. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:39, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
tree branches in general Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:42, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
Which is why I changed it to talk about creatures. Because I realized that was insane. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:46, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
tit for tat, mate Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:47, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
OK, well I'll bring up your last point here then. Pretty sure that conversation was our first interaction. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:48, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
I'm not in the mood to argue about linguistics and the history of the English language. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:51, 10 October 2017 (EDT)
Suddenly, speculation! On real-world grammar evolution :P !Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:53, 10 October 2017 (EDT)

Please Use Image and Delete the Other[edit]

File:SMO-scrn-Broodals.jpg or File:SMO Broodals paper.png, that is the question. Use one of the images and delete the other! I say delete the "artwork" (PNG) because that was ripped from the screenshot (JPEG) and the JPEG is better overall. If you don't find a use for the JPEG as well as the PNG, I will tag the JPEG again for deletion. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 18:19, 11 October 2017 (EDT)

but one is a screenshot and the other is artwork, ie they're on different levels. If we had "if they're in the same pose they can only be used once" we'd have maybe seven pictures of Mario jumping on the whole wiki. Again, I think we should wait for a better screenshot, in a different pose, to appear before we delete that one, as the screenshot offers color clarity, while the art works better for infoboxes as there's less distracting background detail Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:15, 11 October 2017 (EDT)
If the PNG is artwork, so is the screenshot. Those seven Marios jumping example, they have slight differences because they come from different games or social media, as the Broodals example is just a crop and transparency applied by Nintendo. There is no context the supposed art. The screenshot reveals more, as it suggests they come from Sand Kingdom. So, in this case, I am applying policy. Sure, you can argue that applies to articles mainly, but I think it can work for any namespace. Anyways, I found File:SMO-BroodalsShip.png, so the JPEG will be used after all, but I am still questioning if we need both. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:18, 12 October 2017 (EDT)
A render is still a render. We can't use the screenshot for imagebox pictures; there's too much distracting irrelevant detail and Topper is mostly covered, unlike in the render (meaning it's not an altered cut & paste, they're just in the same positions). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:19, 12 October 2017 (EDT)

New vs Untold[edit]

OK, listen. The story of Captain Goomba and Bowser's Minions is NOT new. It's definitely untold before the game was even released. That's what I meant when I said it was untold. It's literally the untold adventure, and it pretty much goes right alongside the main Mario Bros story. Captain Goomba and his army beat Fawful in the Mechawful factory, and THAT is what allows the Mario Bros to deal the knockout blows to Fawful and Cackletta, alongside so many other connections. The two stories are literally one story, the true story of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Without one, the other doesn't exist. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:49, 13 October 2017 (EDT)

Technically it didn't happen before, it's been retconned in. Either way, you should say previously untold. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:42, 14 October 2017 (EDT)

RE: Category:Berries[edit]

Huh, I had no idea that strawberries aren't classified as berries and that bananas are technically berries, but I guess you learn something new every day. I probably should've done some research before creating that category. LuigiMaster123Icon.png LuigiMaster123 06:45, 15 October 2017 (EDT)

Re: Voting in Proposals[edit]

Okay, I will be sure to keep that in mind. Sorry for any inconveniences I may have caused. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 16:18, 15 October 2017 (EDT)

Rookie picture[edit]

Yes, it is. And still, I think we should keep the picture from Superstar Saga. I don't know exactly why, but it's better to put it in the article it's associated with rather than make people go to the gallery if they want to view it. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 00:11, 16 October 2017 (EDT)

What you're suggesting does nothing but add redundancy and clutter. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:11, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
How? It's still the artwork from the original game, so I think we should do it justice. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 00:13, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
Adding more of the same picture is redundant. And adding pictures on both sides for the text to attempt to move around coherently just adds clutter. Besides, we have the animated version in the statistics section; the animated new one is basically waiting for the statistics from the remake to be used. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:15, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
But still, doesn't every other Superstar Saga article do pretty much the same thing? What's wrong with this one in particular? Lcrossmk8 (talk) 00:17, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
This just happens to be the first one I got to. I'll upload the NPC pictures probably tomorrow as well. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:30, 16 October 2017 (EDT)


There are fundamental issues with the allies on the wiki, least of all the fact that we don't need to know every Tom, Dick, and Harry who happened to give Mario of coins, no more than we need to know about every kidnapped person or every hero or every supposedly minor NPC. It's hardly necessary, especially since any characters or species under the category have a home under other categories. That's why I wrote a proposal about scrapping them. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 13:31, 16 October 2017 (EDT)

But you see, "Heroes" is vague while "hostages" serves no meaningful game purpose. Plessie, Jumbo Ray, Candy Kong, and Balloon Bully all assist the protagonist in meaningful ways; ergo, a meaningful category. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:44, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
Hostages serve a gameplay purpose in that they're often the goal that the player needs to reach (see: Princess Peach). The reason they were deleted is that characters who were kidnapped for wildly different reasons and are imprisoned in wildly different ways. Likewise, allies can be listed for being forcibly thrown around to solve puzzles, doing something that coincidentally helps the player, being a playable character, and even being friendly to one of the playable characters (while also trying to stop them from progressing further). You may think that I'm cherrypicking, but I can easily continue on in this fashion. Being an ally isn't a fundamental characteristic of the subject in question, like an item or an enemy; it's something that can happen by happenstance, and someone who acts as a villain in the majority of their appearances can be listed as an ally due to a single one of their actions. When a given subject's actions can vary so wildly between each oteher, I don't see the point in listing them. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 14:55, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
Well I do. Maybe you could include an option for "Rename to Category:Partners and trim down" to only include creatures that directly assist in stage clearing, like Yoshi and Jumbo Ray. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:27, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
First, can you elaborate on why you think it's necessary to list allies, and second, can you elaborate on what someone must do to "directly assist" the player? Would Mad Scienstein make the cut under that definition? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 17:43, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
It's every bit as necessary to list allies as it is enemies, collectibles, powerups, gimmicks, and all those other things. Because they are core gameplay features. This isn't some subjective morality thing like Category:Heroes was, this is an actual list of characters who have a gameplay purpose in helping the player. This is every bit as important as those who hinder the player. As for Mad Scientstein... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:34, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
So are you saying that characters that only help the player within the story should not be considered allies? And what about the overlap between allies and characters or species? How can it be a fundamental aspect when it is only a subcategory? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:02, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
It shouldn't be a subcategory. It should be on Main with Enemies and Characters. You see, this is why I asked for a potential "partners" rename without deletion. And as for within the story, that's typically only relevant to an RPG, and given we've stretched the definition of "enemy" before to fit a more narrative-type of story, this shouldn't be a problem. Also, stop Hannibal Lectering (this speaking in the most lofty terms possible to confuse me, intentional or otherwise), I'm slightly tired. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:07, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
You raise concerns about my proposal. I ask you questions based on your concerns. You accuse me of deliberately attempting to confuse you and not taking into account your mental state when I had no way of knowing that. I, in turn, am confused. I'm only interested in polishing my proposal before I put it out to the market, and anything else is certainly not deliberate. On topic, you seem to be claiming that if a given subject is an ally, they cannot then be a character or a part of some other broad category. That was why I made such a big deal about the overlap: by policy, the broadest categories are only supposed to be used if no other category applies, and considering how we've distinguished species and enemies and are currently attempting to distinguish the items and objects, this would be a bizarre contradiction. Also, the Turtles fit perfectly into out current definition of an enemy (sentient creatures that block the main character's path), and that would only be an applicable argument if there was a rigid definition for allies in the first place. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:34, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
Turtles are not typical RPG enemies. As for why theey wouldn't fall under characters, not all are characters. It's the whole "all items are technically objects" thing all over again. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:54, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
If an ally isn't a character or a species (using the wiki's definition for categories), what could it be? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:16, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
Either. Like how Cluckboom (a species) and Drumstick (a character) are both chickens. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:19, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
Then we're in agreement that allies overlap with the other categories. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:22, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
By which I mean that you haven't responded to my concern about you wanting allies to be considered a main category despite being comprised of cahracters and allies. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:04, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
Characters and species. Just like "Enemies" includes a few characters along with a grand majority of species. And please note how "allies" is on the sidebar under "browse," much like Species, Characters, Enemies, Items, Games, Places, etc, because they're all core gameplay elements. The category shouldn't be deleted. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:27, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
First, Mad Scienstein isn't categorized as an enemy, the Apprentices are a species, and the enemy category for Abigor was placed on the page in 2008; I'd say that policy and standards have changed a bit since then, especially since Category:Enemies clearly has a concrete definition under which Abigor wouldn't apply. Second, you've repeated that allies are "core gameplay features", but you've yet to define what constitutes such a feature, nor the kinds of actions that a character or species must perform to be considered an ally. Beyond that, bosses and power-ups aren't listed on the sidebar, but I doubt that you'd argue that they're not important to the games. A single link should not be the basis for keeping this. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:36, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
The thing with Mad Scienstein, as far as I can tell, is that when the pages for Arewo and Scienstein were merged, they forgot to put a few of Scienstein's categories on the page. He is listed as an enemy here, though. As for how they're a core gameplay feature, should I have to explain why enemies are core gameplay features? They're the antithesis of enemies; they have an important role, a niche, that transcends such specific things as "hostages" in importance. A list of characters that provide direct assistance to the player is the kind of thing someone would look up, it is a fairly-consistent thing that actually matters from a gameplay perspective ("Hostages" is more story-based than gameplay based in most cases), and allies should not be deleted. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:43, 16 October 2017 (EDT)
Or perhaps it was deemed that Mad Scienstein was actually an individual character and not a generic enemy (and the article's language reflects this too), meaning that it wouldn't be appropriate to have any enemy categories on the page. Regardless, beyond the fact that you have still yet to define what constitutes as "direct assistance" (and no, this isn't a self-evident definition), the concept of an ally is not so important that it needs to be specially distinguished. Any non-hostile species already have a home under the species categories, and for characters, a single moment in which they were helpful does not define them entirely, just as being a hostage does not define a character entirely. I'd say that there are only a handful of examples of characters and species that both appear reccuringly and continuously help the player. On that note, who is looking for a list of allies? What benefit is there to distinguishing a group of characters by a single action? Even with a definition that involves direct assistance, all of them will have still helped the player in wildly different ways for wildly different reasons. Who needs to know about Miss Warp, a species that teleports the player, at the same moment as Power Bee, a species that heals the player when consumed? Enemies are consistently a roadblock for the player, but allies are not necessarily a springboard for the player. In short, it's an arbitrary, jumbled, unhelpful mess that cannot be cleaned up. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:01, 17 October 2017 (EDT)
Given the previous lack of Dr. Mario 64 categories, I can guarantee that yes, it was merely a merging oversight. And the Allies category is fine as is. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:51, 17 October 2017 (EDT)
It's interesting how you speak about the Mad Scienstein categories as if you knew the exact intent of the original editors (never mind how, again, the article consistently refers to the scientist as an individual), and it's also interesting how you stated that the allies are fine as if that completely wipes away everything that I've written in opposition to that, especially since you yourself said that the definition of an ally could stand to be improved by only listing moments of direct assistance. Any additional comments?Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:24, 17 October 2017 (EDT)
Your "opposition" consists of you asking why it's a core gameplay mechanic (I've explained numerous times now), and claiming that the current category is a cluttered irreparable mess (it is not; saying it is is the same tier of accuracy as saying that this is the best Princess design). It is perfectly fine). Now as for Mad Scienstein, given the time I fixed all of the links to the page so it could be moved, the entire situation I saw from every link to the page seemed a bit hastily and somewhat sloppily done. So I have reason to believe what I do. Also, in Wario Land 3, multiple Sciensteins could actually show up at once. It's similar to how the Klump article used to be written as a single character, except in this case, it normally is a singular character barring one case. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:34, 17 October 2017 (EDT)
Interesting use of the quotation marks there, as well as an allegory using Attacky Sack that came out of nowehere and doesn't make any sense to me. You've yet to respond to the last set of arguments I laid out at 00:01, only dismissing them by saying that the category is "fine as it is now". I want to clear up a possible contradiction here: do you think that absolutely no changes need to be made to the allies and how they are categorized, and do you think that everyone who is currently listed as an ally is perfectly fine as-is? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:42, 17 October 2017 (EDT)
Attacky Sack is just so stupid-looking I can use it anywhere. For instance, I could say "If you think that Category:Platforms shouldn't exist, you look just like this." (with the best part being that it would be absolutely true.) Anyways, yes, I think that much like the aforementioned platform category, a category for allies would and should be quite broad, without a huge list of necessary consistent elements between them; only one consistent element is needed, that being that they help the player. And yes, it is a needed category, it's the exact type of category a person new to the series would go to. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:46, 17 October 2017 (EDT)
So why did you suggest to rename allies to partners and only include those who directly assist the player, and why did you suggest that allies shouldn't be considered a subcategory of characters? Also, even when I first joined the wiki, I personally thought that the category was overly redundant, so I'm willing to claim that your statement that someone new to the series would want a list of allies is subjective and nothing more. One more word of warning: your tone with the Attacky Sack really comes off as abrasive at best and outright rude at worst, and I'd suggest being more cautious with your spurious comments (though this doesn't have anything to do with the discussion of the allies). Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:55, 17 October 2017 (EDT)
I wouldn't say anyone looked like an Attacky Sack outside of my main page, I was just being silly. The reason I suggested that was that if you were proposing to remove the category that might be a potential alternative for both of us to look into. As for "subjective": I grew up with a PS2. I didn't own any Mario games until about the 5th grade. But I discovered this wonderful little site a year before that. And that very list, back in those sorta-fledgeling days, I can recall looking at for info. So I have personal experience with being a n00b looking at the lists here. One more word of warning for you too: stop leaving stray timestamps everywhere on my page, it's annoying. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:02, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

Holy bananas, bro, that is way too much colon usage there. Be sure to restart the bar at some point, if you know what I mean. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:52, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

Captain Goomba and Private Goomp[edit]

Aw, come on! That was actually necessary. It's still important to the game, because it's the same game either way. That is literally Captain Goomba and Private Goomp's backstories and how they turned into the characters they are. You can't just delete it like that. I mean, it has to go somewhere in the articles. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:52, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

They didn't exist in 2003. Ergo, they don't belong there. The Super Mario 64 page doesn't say that Luigi or Wario showed up to Peach's Castle or that Mario was imprisoned by Goomboss, because that's a remake-only thing. Everything that Captain Goomba causes in the remake was initially intended to be goofy coincidence, going along with everything else in the game. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:03, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

Re: Princess Birthday[edit]

Okay, I will keep that in mind. And WHAT? How in the world are they not even remotely similar? They BOTH deal with Princess Peach's birthday! Did I not understand you correctly or something? Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:07, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

..PLOT. The PLOT of the book is Mario wanting to find her a present. The PLOT of the game is her getting kidnapped. Following your logic I could say Yoshi Topsy-Turvy was inspired by Donkey Kong 3 because the protagonists have two feet. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:13, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

...Oh. My bad. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:43, 17 October 2017 (EDT)

Template parameter[edit]

Assuming you're referring to how the name is displayed, the parameter only works with one name. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:20, 19 October 2017 (EDT)

So can someone like Steve make a special one for this case and Puffer-Cheep, or will we have to have a template for each? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:21, 19 October 2017 (EDT)
Unless the stats between the two enemies are exactly the same, they appear to be different enemies. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:25, 19 October 2017 (EDT)
Also, the enemies are of two different games, so having them both there would get confusing (The Mecha-Koopa isn't in the original game, for example). Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:31, 19 October 2017 (EDT)
Yeah, as Alex95 said, it only works with one name. When I made the templates, I designed them to take auto create the link to the enemy's page based on the name. The "name" is the direct link, but if the enemy page has a different title from the name of the enemy, you put the name in "altname".--EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 21:47, 19 October 2017 (EDT)
OK. I'm not the person who added the new images for the template, I was of the mind to make new templates entirely for everything, since stats seem to be slightly different in general. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:53, 19 October 2017 (EDT)
You mean a separate bestiary for MLSS+BM?--EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 21:55, 19 October 2017 (EDT)
Yes. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:59, 19 October 2017 (EDT)
Reverted images. A new bestiary should be made instead, and I let Toadette know this as well. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:01, 19 October 2017 (EDT)

Nintendo switch[edit]

Jeez little harsh there. Anyway, if my way looks akward and stilted, couldn't you have fixed it? Also the point still stands that they have nothing to do with each other and- (and this loser known as chat man continued arguing cause he was to lazy to google what stilted meant) Chat Man (talk) 21:14, 21 October 2017 (EDT)

"Stilted" merely means "People don't talk that way." Not being insulting, but the way you put it read Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:52, 21 October 2017 (EDT)

Thanks for clarifying, but do you agree that these should be separated or not? Chat Man (talk) 21:54, 21 October 2017 (EDT)

They're separate points, but saying "it" without saying "also" looks extremely off. It should probably be kept how it is, or one or both be incorporated into the article. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:57, 21 October 2017 (EDT)

Cool, thanks Chat Man (talk) 22:00, 21 October 2017 (EDT)

Chill Bully[edit]

Hi. Are you going to make a proposal about this? I could if you're busy with other stuff.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 10:46, 23 October 2017 (EDT)


Uppercase redirects are sometimes unecessary. I first created the Sven the Fisheater redirect, but when I typed "sven the fisheater" (in lowercase) in the search bar, it didn't lead me where I wanted. On the other hand, krob the konqueror, a lowercase redirect, does its job even if you type "Krob the Konqueror" with capital K, deeming an uppercase redirect useless. I can't explain the phenomenon, as Snow Makers seems to redirect you on that page regardless if you type "Makers" or "makers". -- Super Radio

Super Paper Mario bestiary coding problem solved[edit]

Didn't know about the issue before an hour or so ago, but now it's been fixed.--EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 18:00, 23 October 2017 (EDT)


This is a warning to stop your inappropriate behavior (acting discourteous towards other users) on the Super Mario Wiki. Please adhere to the rules or you will be blocked from editing this site.

While I admit I was looking at the wrong list of links, I found this comment to be rude, and quite frankly, given your history of making snide and condescending comments towards other users and the fact that you've been reminded a few times about discourtesy in the past, this is the last straw. Admin or not, you need to watch your tone when talking to other users, and saying you were "tired" or "sick" is an unacceptable reason for your behaviour. I make mistakes now and then, but simply leaving a summary along the lines of "Hey, you forgot to change the links" would have sufficed. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 06:50, 24 October 2017 (EDT)

Moving Images[edit]

Hi. I'm not sure how to do that or what that means. H

Fired UP![edit]

Oh man, I am really fired up today. Nothing that is really that important, but just wanted to come by and say hello. I hope you're doing well. And ouch, you got a warning? That's fine, just make sure you don't end up like me. :) Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:08, 25 October 2017 (EDT)

I'm doing alright. Just wanna get these Odyssey articles made, since I missed that stream due to being on the road at the time. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:10, 25 October 2017 (EDT)

RE: Toadette edit[edit]

Most of their edits were unconstructive and fall under vandalism (adding unrelated info on purpose), which they repeatedly added back even after they were reverted, and I doubt telling them is going to make them stop. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 19:57, 26 October 2017 (EDT)

They honestly seemed like they just didn't understand how we work to me. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:05, 26 October 2017 (EDT)


This is a warning to stop your inappropriate behavior (failure to follow Courtesy policy and assume good faith) on the Super Mario Wiki. Please adhere to the rules or you will be blocked from editing this site.

To be frank, you've received many informal reminders, but there's a certain point where enough's enough. Yes, I'm aware of Mario jc's warning above, but you've done quite a lot to deserve this beyond what you've already been warned for. Accusing another user of lying, not following policy and using your ignorance as an excuse when you really should have known better (and injecting your own personal beliefs onto the wiki, while you're at it), taking personal offence to something that doesn't even mention you nor involve you in any way, demanding that several users, including admins, receive a final warning for a public discussion, and I could go on with many more incidentally rude comments. Beyond generally discourteous behaviour, you have consistently shown that you are unable to assume good faith with other users, which is especially important on a community that relies on everyone working together. You get nothing from constantly doubting people and making them seem like antagonists. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 13:28, 27 October 2017 (EDT)

That's good. Keep taking strides to better yourself. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 14:30, 27 October 2017 (EDT)

Cheep Cheep[edit]

No no, this one's a regular, fishy Cheep Cheep. It's just a unique variant with different behaviour but the same name. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 15:16, 27 October 2017 (EDT)

I haven't gone in-depth into this, but I'm willing to give the guide the benefit of the doubt and say that they're distinguishing them for a good reason. They also don't distinguish between the hammer-throwing and pan-throwing Hammer Bros, so there's a fundamental difference here. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 15:24, 27 October 2017 (EDT)
How are they distinguished though? Separate bullet points on the same list? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:38, 27 October 2017 (EDT)
Nope, as completely separate sections. And the game distinguishes them too. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 15:55, 27 October 2017 (EDT)
Ooh, purple. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:03, 27 October 2017 (EDT)


How ironic, isn't it? Your name is Doc and you are the one complaining about these overly-long words? Talk about irony. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:43, 27 October 2017 (EDT)

I'm complaining for others' sake. I know what metatarsals are; I indeed took an anatomy class in the 12th grade. But most people won't know what that specific body part is, particularly when on a fictional reptile. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:11, 28 October 2017 (EDT)


By that logic, I'd be a duck if I wore a bill and started quacking. I'm not denying the connection, but it seems too much to group Cataquacks as belonging to the same species as the Duck Hunt duck and the HiyokosHello, I'm Time Turner. 23:54, 29 October 2017 (EDT)

But your name doesn't have any relation to ducks. That's an extremely important factor. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:11, 30 October 2017 (EDT)
I could easily rename myself. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:13, 30 October 2017 (EDT)
And at that point you'd have an at the very least thematic relation to ducks. Note the situation with the Huffin Puffin page, where "birds" is kept due to the name implying it's a puffin, despite not even looking remotely like one. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:22, 30 October 2017 (EDT)
Again, I'm not denying the connection, but a thematic connection alone shouldn't be enough to warrant its inclusion in a category. If someone was going through a category for lions, I doubt that they'd be interested in seeing a human who dresses, acts like, and calls himself s lion, despite still not really looking like a lion. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:36, 30 October 2017 (EDT)
Yet you allowed the inclusion of a rubber ducky who comes from a condor egg. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:45, 30 October 2017 (EDT)
A plastic duck is still a duck, by some technical definition. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:03, 30 October 2017 (EDT)
So is anything that quacks, has a bill, and is called a duck. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:36, 30 October 2017 (EDT)

Peach Beach Bus[edit]

Hi, I've noticed that you edited the bus article to change the information about the Peach Beach Bus, and said that it was red rather than pink. I'm pretty certain it's pink, as if you check the screenshot here and the models here, it looks like it's magenta and a mid pink. Also, as it's a Peach Beach bus, it would make sense for it to be pink, as much of the stuff relating to Peach is, and that would make it the two main colours of her dress. Also, there is quite a lot of pink stuff in Peach Beach. I think the name of the previous article was rubbish, and if I hadn't merged the lot I would have proposed to rename it Peach Beach Bus. And I've asked a couple of people what color they think it is and they've all said pink too. Anyway, sorry for the long rant, but I just wanted to let you know for future reference. I'm not annoyed with you or anything. BBQ Turtle (talk) 10:32, 30 October 2017 (EDT)

That screenshot shows it bright reflective mahogony. That's red. Not pink. I've played the game, there are no pink buses to be spoken of. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:33, 30 October 2017 (EDT)
Yeah, I've played it too, and to me the buses seem pink. I think it's safe to say the darker parts are a very deep magenta, which is almost red, but not quite. The paler side panels are most certainly pink though. I'll change the article to say that instead. BBQ Turtle (talk) 15:21, 30 October 2017 (EDT)

your right[edit]

Mario star6 I just want to tell you that yes I was trying to load a image ok.
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Anger Management School[edit]

Man, I am REALLY FIRED UP! Super Mario Odyssey has just BLOWN OPEN the market, AND IT'S TAKEN THE WHOLE WORLD BY STORM! NINTENDO DID IT AGAIN! But now, I need to calm down. You got some advice for me, Doc? I don't care what you say about the name, you ARE a doctor to least a little bit. Come on, help a brother out. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:45, 30 October 2017 (EDT)

You have the bandwidth to listen to music? Try that. Maybe something a bit jumpy. Get the excess energy out, you know? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:07, 31 October 2017 (EDT)

Of course! In fact, I do that all the dang time. I just pop up my computer and start jumping to whatever awesome and game-breaking Mario music I can find. It works. Man, don't you realize that Nintendo just freaking FINALLY LIVED UP TO WHAT THE FANS WANTED? That is just AWESOME! Lcrossmk8 (talk) 00:09, 31 October 2017 (EDT)

Can't tell, lack a Switch. I can just tell they did better here than Breath of the Wild. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:12, 31 October 2017 (EDT)


Would you care to elaborate? (I'll reply to your user talk message when I'm not using a phone; for the moment, I apologize for any formatting mistakes I've done). Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:46, 31 October 2017 (EDT)

You quite often come off as having a somewhat belligerent holier-than-thou manner. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:50, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
How so? I mean, in an argument, I'm going to be arguing for my side. Is it the way I argue? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:52, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
Gonna bring up Straw again. Not to make fun of you, but to note that you were told exactly what it did multiple times in that discussion and acted more baffled you got any opposition at all, until you watched a YouTube video and saw.....exactly what at least two users had already told you. Then there was the "maybe someday octopi will overtake octopuses" line, despite the fact that the lines were steadily moving away from each other. Your sentence structure itself often comes off as even more stuffy and stuck-up than mine, which actually is a rather amazing accomplishment. Then there's the common claim that someone "didn't answer your question" because you asked said question in either a somewhat esoteric way or asked too much at once that it's hard to keep track of everything. Or claiming they didn't answer "any" of them when they only left one of about five things out (like in the MPA thing, the only thing I had forgotten was Hulu and Goombob's cases, all the other questions I had answered.) It's mostly a tone tihng with just the way you write. LcrossMK, for example, writes hyper no matter what it seems, while Mister Wu comes off as occasionally aloof, including Japanese refs without defining them sometimes, or taking about five edits for a better term or odd spelling mistake. Yours is just....kinda stuffy. Not sure how mine is. Please understand, I am not trying to insult you or anyone else. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:00, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
All right, if you're going to bring up specific arguments, it only seems fair to let me counterargue.
  • Straw: From my discussion with others, I only got the impression that the Straw was something entirely separate to Durmite. The video helped clarify the situation. You might think that it was blindingly obvious, but considering how others also supported the proposal, I don't think that it's quite so clear-cut. And... I'm not sure what point you're trying to make? I was presented with evidence and I changed my opinion accordingly. I let the proposal go on for a bit longer, but only because I knew that there was no rush for me to cancel, and I freely admitted that I was playing devil's advocate. I don't see what's wrong with that.
  • Octopi: I definitely didn't word myself properly there, but I still stand by the general sentiment. Presenting language as if there's a single correct choice that will never change is, while true for some cases, absolutely not the case for many other examples. Non-standard spellings are just that, non-standard, but they're not wrong. I was trying to get that point across, although I fully admit that I botched it.
  • Esoteric questions: You're going to have to provide a specific example for that.
  • MPA: In that very discussion, I specify what you didn't bring up, and that includes the comparisons to other characters, an elaboration on your examples, and my claim about your examples. I made that clear from the first sentence, so I'm genuinely confused when you say that you responded to all but one of them. I also believe that my initial claim was valid when literally all you did was link to examples as if they clearly and completely responded to all of my points.
As for general stuffiness, what do you want me to say to that. This is how I naturally write, even if you don't believe that. I don't think that I structure my sentences in an obtusely complicated way, nor do I use words that are so remote that I'd only know them if I had looked up a thesaurus. If I try to force myself to constantly reword my sentences each and every single time I want to open my mouth, I won't feel like myself. Being like myself might be a problem if I was a terrible, hateful person, but I must be doing something right if your complaint is that my writing makes me look like a bad person, rather than that I simply am a bad person. I apologize if I've ever come across as being elitist, but this is something I've done for years in multiple formats and in multiple contexts. At the very least, I don't see how my general writing style compares to an unnecessary and off-the-cuff interjection. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 02:26, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
Didn't say it was unnatural, just saying it often comes off like you're trying to "defeat" everyone. And it was every bit as necessary an interjection as your telling Toadette that, when he was just trying to follow policy and had nearly everyone but me all saying why it should be an exception all at once, thereby coming off as "ganging up" on him. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:33, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
Also I'm at 112 points on this, how do I archive? Just move it? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:34, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
"just saying it often comes off like you're trying to "defeat" everyone"... I'm not going to say that's the ultimate point of an argument, but I'm going to argue for my side, which often involves tackling the other side's logic while presenting your own. I didn't realize that was particularly controversial. Also, Steve had already made a definitive statement; Toadette's comment had no plac and no reason beyond trying to get the last laugh. I'm going to call people out if they do stuff like that. Also, the situation was more complicated than just one user trying to enforce policy, and it's not as black-and-white as that. Also, if several users want to share their opinion and their insight into a certain topic, how do you want them to do that without having them make a comment? As for archiving, you're free to simply move this page to an appropriate title; just make sure that you don't archive any active discussions and that you link to the archives page somewhere on your talk page. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 02:44, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
My problem was that everyone was basically scrambling to say the exact same thing at the same time, which seems excessive. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:51, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
Nobody said exactly the same thing. They had the same opnion, but they expressed it in distinctly different ways. And again, if people don't like something, do you want them to say nothing at all and restrict discussions to only two people? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 02:57, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
No, did that thing does that even happen? What are you copypasting from to cause that? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:58, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
I'm copying the colons at the beginning, just to make sure I don't have too many or too few. It's hard to eyeball this stuff on a mobile screen. And sometimes, it hooks to the top and copies more than it should, apparently. Sorry about that. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 03:02, 31 October 2017 (EDT)
I see. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:06, 31 October 2017 (EDT)


I'm going to add to the discussion that's already on the talk page and hopefully gauge it. If there's no objections, there would be no need for a proposal that'll prolong it. LinkTheLefty (talk) 02:40, 31 October 2017 (EDT)

I would imagine merging to Maw-Ray over Unagi. Unagi not exactly a common name since it only came from two or so strategy guides, whereas Maw-Ray comes from in-game. The new English name also has the bonus of being closer to a retranslation of the Japanese version while at the same time looking more like something out of the Mario series rather than a generic real-world animal, which it's decidedly not. LinkTheLefty (talk) 12:06, 31 October 2017 (EDT)

gangplank galleon[edit]

well the ships in crocodile caldron and krem quay are not his ships since they don't have the signature of k rool plush gangplank galleon is the same ship because on the galleons article it is mentioned that it is the same ship and gloomy galleons sunken ship is the galleon itself because it had the stuff like portraits his log book that were on the galleon.Mariostar6 (talk) 20:57, 31 October 2017 (EDT)mariostar6

RE: Behind the Waterfall[edit]

Per MarioWiki:Naming: The most recent name should be used. While I agree Odyssey has the potential to reach 64 levels of popularity, the location should take priority over a simple collectible name anyway, which as of now, is currently redirected to the kingdom page, so having one existing article with the name using an identifier doesn't seem right. Let's wait until what we'll decide to do with the moons once the tables are done, and cross that bridge when we come to it. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 21:35, 31 October 2017 (EDT)


So, I noticed you've been typing [[User|Doc von Schmeltwick]] instead of {{User|Doc von Schmeltwick}} in some of your recent proposals, which I'm guessing isn't intentional, seeing as how the former links to MarioWiki:Users. Niiue (talk) 01:18, 3 November 2017 (EDT)

Yeah, I thought when it did that, it just barfed up my personal page's code onto there for some reason. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:47, 3 November 2017 (EDT)


All right, hold up. A name that appears in a single Power Moon is not more obvious than a name in an accessible list. The game itself is using the identifier too, so completely throwing it out is not an option. "Snow Cheep Cheep" is a better name for navigation's sake, but that doesn't mean we toss out the rest. Also, I literally make the point that a handful of examples should not disqualify every single one of them. And don't be coy about this: "a tiny concrete lot that helicopters land on" is deliberately vague and misleading. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:39, 3 November 2017 (EDT)

????? That's what a helipad is. Is there more to it? Sorry, the initial trailer premiered over the Summer, when I lack the bandwidth to use Youtube, so I missed it. I just assumed it was, well, a helipad. It'll be a while before I can get back to you, have to leave this establishment in 18 minutes. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:43, 3 November 2017 (EDT)
And Mario is a bipedal homo sapien who regularly cleans sewer systems and wears red headwear, a red sark, and blue undergarments, but you don't do anyone any favours by dancing around the actual name. Also, why would it being a helipad necessarily discount it from having an article? If notable stuff happens there, we cover it. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:59, 3 November 2017 (EDT)
He is not, he is a Homo Nintendonus, there is no reason to be speaking Scottish here, and again, the separately-named Power Moons, which are events of themselves, have more weight of having separate articles than a helipad does unless some sort of Treaty of Versailles is signed there. That's the scope of what would need to happen to make it more relevant than them. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:21, 4 November 2017 (EDT)
Seriously, you're critiquing the "homo sapien" part? You understand my point anyways, and calling him "Homo Nintendus" only illustrates my point further. It's also not a necessity for huge, earth-shattering events to take place at a location for it to have an article, and I'm willing to throw as many examples as I need to. My original point wasn't even that every single checkpoint should necessarily receive an article, but that lumping every single location into the kingdom pages just makes navigation harder. I'm not sure why you even latched onto the helipad as an example. Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but I assume that you haven't played the game, therefore you don't know how important it actually is beyond the few glimpses that were seen in trailers. Also, why are you bringing up the Power Moons? They have nothing to do with this; you're comparing apples and oranges. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:32, 4 November 2017 (EDT)
Also Snow Cheep Cheep is better than simply Cheep Cheep with an identifier for the same reasons as Chill Bully. Almost exactly. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:44, 3 November 2017 (EDT)
I already said that Snow Cheep Cheep is a better name. Do you want me to agree with more gusto? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 20:19, 3 November 2017 (EDT)
I must have misunderstood the way you said it, as it sounded to me like you said it was less logical to do that. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:17, 4 November 2017 (EDT)
""Snow Cheep Cheep" is a better name for navigation's sake". That means that's the name we should use on the wiki. I'm not sure what part of that made it sound illogical. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:19, 4 November 2017 (EDT)
The first half of the sentence where you said a reason for the identifier'd one to be used, which you left off here. Either way, Niiue's recent proposal really makes that discussion pointless, as we now have a "use alt name if available if regular name is identical" clause. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:39, 4 November 2017 (EDT)
You know how my first paragraph led in with the fact that this one name in one place is less obviously visible than this other name in another place? That's my point. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 00:41, 4 November 2017 (EDT)
OK then. I got confused. But having to stay in a top-story room while management has turned the air conditioning off for the year far too early will do that to ya sometimes. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:52, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

Qyzxf added the first instance of "Astro-lanceur" on the wiki. That's why I linked to the history page for Super Mario Odyssey. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 01:39, 4 November 2017 (EDT)


Doc, for crap's sake, watch your language. I don't know if you cussed, but you need to watch it. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:50, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

It was a string of symbols, I've seen admins use actual bad language in summaries before. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:51, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

Still, though, watch it. Don't end up like I did. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 22:52, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

Re: Policy regarding file names[edit]

It wasn't even necessary to change the file name, especially of the creature whom name is retained within the game. It can be moved back or add in the game title behind it. Alien Bunny Sprite.pngL151Onnanoko transparent WC98.png

RE: Inappropriate File Movement[edit]

You've already left them an informal reminder, so it should be fine as long as they don't do it again. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 01:07, 6 November 2017 (EST)

Goal Pole images[edit]

While I'm glad you got the images to line up correctly, it might be best to separate them, placing them on both sides of the paragraph, because that image description is extended weird. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:29, 7 November 2017 (EST)

Finagling with formatting is not my strongest suit, to be honest. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:35, 7 November 2017 (EST)
That's probably as good as it's going to get. Testing out my split image option, that's not looking any better... Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:41, 7 November 2017 (EST)

Proposal Conflicts[edit]

Oh, for crap's sake, come on, Doc, really?! Argh...nobody has even touched that proposal in a while until now. Are you absolutely sure you really want to extend the deadline for the third and final time? The deadline has already passed, no one can touch it. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:42, 7 November 2017 (EST)

Follow the rules. End of story. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:44, 7 November 2017 (EST)

Argh, you extended that proposal at 0:45, not before 23:59, as is the policy, but fine, you can go ahead and do it. You really aren't violating policy, I know that, but I was just frustrated when you moved to extend the proposal just as I was about to finally put it to rest. I'm sorry for any stupid idiocies I caused. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:47, 7 November 2017 (EST)

I didn't extend it. Toadette did. And for someone who just made a proposal regarding indenting, you're not doing the best job I've ever seen of following that. As for "Electric Boogaloo," it's a meme (and trope name) based on the odd name of some dance-themed movie's sequel, I decided to make a pun. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:49, 7 November 2017 (EST)
All right, we got no hard feelings. And for crying out loud, when will I ever be able to win a dang proposal? I HAVE to succeed sometime soon. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 20:53, 7 November 2017 (EST)
Don't shoot your foot off. That's all I can say. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:54, 7 November 2017 (EST)

Star Bunnies vs. Rabbits[edit]

re: our edit dispute on the Rabbit page. I acknowledge that Broodals != rabbits. My point wasn't that Broodals justified adding the other stuff, in fact I was trying to say that was a mistake on my part, and something I even (correctly) initally hesitated on doing. My point was that Star Bunnies serve the same functional purpose as Rabbits in SM64/64DS (and IIRC even in Odyssey, which goes unmentioned on the page, oddly), that is to be chase-the-target minigames that reward you with stars/keys/etc. Since they are functionally identical, they deserve at least a cursory mention on the page, Nabbit/Broodals/etc notwithstanding. 01:17, 9 November 2017 (EST)


List_of_rumors_and_urban_legends_about_Mario#Marty_the_Thwomp - We cover a lot of rumors and stuff here. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:35, 9 November 2017 (EST)

I know about that page, I just don't see any reason for it to be in the main article unless there was some April Fool's joke in Nintendo Power or something (and if there was, we'd have an origin pinpointed for the name). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:48, 9 November 2017 (EST)
I don't see why we wouldn't have information and a link to it in the main article, as we do have information on it. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:50, 9 November 2017 (EST)

Chill Bully Proposal[edit]

Hey, just letting you know that your proposal on Chill Bully passed yesterday. Didn't seem like you knew about that. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 23:21, 9 November 2017 (EST)

I knew, I just had things to do and was asleep/half-asleep for most of the night. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:23, 9 November 2017 (EST)

Page Description[edit]

There are a lot of things wrong. (Howzit) Nov 12, 2017.

Mario Manga Image[edit]

FYI The image of Mario's "junk", will not be removed. Do not even bother. It's official, and it's staying up. I'm not censoring anything. (Howzit) Nov 12, 2017.

I figured it was against the rules. Stop being so rude to me. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:17, 13 November 2017 (EST)
Me being rude to you? hah. Look buddy, just don't remove my images, I've already spoken about it with a mod ok? Thanks. (Howzit) Nov 13, 2017
You are being rude. you're being petulant, and are deliberately coming to my talk page to gloat. That's rude and very immature. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 04:51, 13 November 2017 (EST)
I am not being rude, nor petulant. I have done nothing wrong. You've mis-interpreted a lot of what I said. If anyone here is "very immature", that would most likely be you. I have only simply stated that I do not want you to remove my images again. And to make matters worse, you let the conversation continue on. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm done here. Don't quit your day job. (Howzit) Nov 13, 2017
You literally came to my page to gloat and sarcastically referred to me as "buddy," which is an outright confrontational thing to do. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 05:14, 13 November 2017 (EST)
Alright, whatever you say pal. :) (Howzit) Nov 13, 2017
OK, see the emote changes the tone, if only slightly. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 05:20, 13 November 2017 (EST)

Doc, "buddy" is a good thing. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 11:12, 13 November 2017 (EST)

Sentient objects[edit]

What about Seeing-Eye Door? Sorry, I've never played WL3. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 06:34, 14 November 2017 (EST)

Yup, the eye follows you and it gets "defeated" if it's on-screen when a level is beaten. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:43, 14 November 2017 (EST)

RE: Tomatoes[edit]

I guess what I meant by "highly argued" is that they're people out there who probably still see tomatoes as veggies. Strollin' Stu.png BoygeyMario SMS Smolderin' Stu.png

Awright. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:41, 15 November 2017 (EST)


Sorry, I was asleep, but it looks like Shokora stepped in. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:14, 17 November 2017 (EST)

Giant Land Paragoomba...(what was it again?)[edit]

What do you mean, same reasoning as the Paragoomba page? What is the reasoning in the first place that you are talking about? Lcrossmk8 (talk) 18:26, 18 November 2017 (EST)

Why the "first appearance" listed isn't a game. The article is about generic Rabbits, which don't even have a particularly consistent appearance within the games, ulnike Penguin, why is why for penguin the non-SM64-style stuff was removed. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:29, 18 November 2017 (EST)
Yeah, I know, but what I'm asking is, why isn't their first appearance listed a game? All you have to do is just put the first game that a member of group of members of their species appeared in, and bang, you're done. What am I missing here? Please explain. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 18:47, 18 November 2017 (EST)
Note how it doesn't say first game, but rather first appearance. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:09, 18 November 2017 (EST)

RE: Broozer Gallery[edit]

All the sprites are there. Like Alex said, the gallery should just be included on the subject's main article, and even adding screenshots doesn't look like it's going to cut it. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 20:43, 18 November 2017 (EST)

If they can't fit in the History section, sure. SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 01:10, 19 November 2017 (EST)

Tap-Tap the golden[edit]

um tap tap the golden IS derived because there was 2 (1 in yi SNES, and in YNI ) and in Fact makes it a derived species. Tadaa!2.gif User:Mario Kart DS FanTadaaa!.gif

So? Kamek was also in both games and he's a character. Note how Tap-Tap the Golden is only in Baby Bowser's Castle areas? also his name in all languages sounds like there's only one. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:53, 20 November 2017 (EST)

DIFFERENCE: kamek is a boss. not an enemie. King boo dsfs.pngMKDSFTalk!King boo dsfs.png

Mad Scienstein is an enemy that appears multiple times in Wario Land 3, but we consider him an enemy. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:47, 20 November 2017 (EST)

RE:Dizzy Star[edit]

Thanks for clearing that up! The way that user was wording it made it sound like a proper noun, which I guess was why I didn't understand it. The user has also had a fairly long history of adding needless trivia, mostly to articles about DIC cartoon episodes, without actually justifying their revisions, so that's why I warned him. Thanks nonetheless! MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 21:02, 20 November 2017 (EST)

No problem. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:06, 20 November 2017 (EST)

RE:"Unconfirmed" Spikes[edit]

While it is clear that Clubbas are meant to be related to Spikes, it is not explicitly confirmed for Grubba or Macho Grubba if they are truly Spikes. MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 10:42, 22 November 2017 (EST)

Again, that's not the point here. We can't explicitly confirm that Tubba Blubba or Grubba are Spikes at all, which is why I removed them. MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 19:39, 22 November 2017 (EST)
That's because Tolstar and generic Spikes share an actual trait besides appearance: throwing spiked balls! MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 20:26, 22 November 2017 (EST)
Yet again, you only refer to Clubbas in general. I'm talking about whether to include Tubba Blubba and Grubba as Spikes. (And I don't want them to be classified as such.) MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 20:39, 22 November 2017 (EST)
But what about inferring through their Japanese names? Tubba Blubba's is Dogabon, while Grubba's is Gansu. MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 20:56, 22 November 2017 (EST)
Alright... while that DOES settle it for Tubba Blubba (Dogabon), I don't think that works at all for Grubba. Changing "Gansu" to "Gabonsu" does nothing to help the argument, and we don't know if he's a Clubba, a Spike, or merely has a design inspired from that of a Spike's. As per the Japanese name policy, "If a subject must be called by its Japanese name per MarioWiki:Naming, it should be romanized in all uses on the Super Mario Wiki. For the most part, the romanization rules outlined above should be followed, however, for article titles, words that originated in English should be written as the original English word for simplicity (or, if the word comes from another Roman script language such as German, it should be written in the original German, etc.). The only exception to this is if a word is part of a compound, as partially translating the word would look awkward."

MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 21:13, 22 November 2017 (EST)

...but still again, it is not clear whether Grubba is a Spike or merely designed in inspiration of a Spike. MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 21:40, 22 November 2017 (EST)
And how can you be sure of that? MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 21:45, 22 November 2017 (EST)
That's just a repeated argument. As I have said countless times before, we can't say for sure whether Grubba is a Spike or not because:
  • He's blue in color, and though he may look more like a Stone Spike than any other type of Spike, Stone Spikes didn't even appear until New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
  • Although you conceive it to be so, his Japanese name (Gansu) has no indication whatsoever of him being a Spike. You CANNOT combine Gabon with Gansu to make it look like Gabonsu, as that is just speculative.
  • His shell becomes spiny when he turns into his Macho form, a behavior not even remotely seen in Spikes, not even minus the Macho Grubba form.
  • Lastly, he more closely resembles a Clubba than a true Spike, as evident by his lip color and English name. Perhaps he should be grouped there instead? MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 22:03, 22 November 2017 (EST)
At this point I feel it's better if we bring up the matter with someone else. MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 22:53, 22 November 2017 (EST)


It's nothing important; I just mentioned the name of it, which may end up now being out of date should the page move. If you want to watch it, my video is here, specifically around the 8:30 mark. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:35, 26 November 2017 (EST)

RE:Fire Flower M&L[edit]

Whatever; it's still an attack, though! MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 03:20, 30 November 2017 (EST)


There's a difference between a verbal tic and a term directly targeted at someone's (perceived) status. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:00, 1 December 2017 (EST)

Red Block[edit]

Hey, I noticed you created a page for the Red Block. But, just in case you didn't know, there was already a page called Red Switch Block which I think is describing the same thing. I think you could've moved Red Switch Block to Red Block. Unless of course you were about to do that, then nevermind. LuigiMaster123Icon.png LuigiMaster123 01:07, 6 December 2017 (EST)

Didn't know about that. This is why we keep templates filled out. Which is why I'm filling out the NSMB Template as I speak. Also, the ! Block page didn't seem to link to anything of the sort, so... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:09, 6 December 2017 (EST)

Attack of the Grammar Police[edit]

Uh, hey buddy, did you forget your grammar for a second there? "He refuses he refuses" is repetitive, as Alex95 told you, but I don't need to repeat that. I'm just making sure you're doing okay there. I know grammar isn't that important, but it still matters a ton on the wiki, as we all want our articles to be written as concise, clean, and conventionally correct as possible. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 21:19, 8 December 2017 (EST)

I misinterpreted what happened, I thought he added a "He refuses." Just a short lapse in perception, that's all. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:56, 8 December 2017 (EST)

Re:"some 24"[edit]

I was going to say that it's really hard to be certain about the plays' dates, but then I stumbled onto a source that outlines dates for each of them, and sure enough, it lists that 24 plays were written by 1601. My main issue is still that providing a definitive answer is near impossible, but I could definitely update that point. I'm still preoccupied with school stuff (that's why I wasn't around for a week), but it's trailing off now. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:32, 15 December 2017 (EST)