A weird thing has happen. Characters that were supposed to figmants
of Mario's imagination later appear to be real. They include Shyguys,
Pokey's, Bob-ombs, Sparks. The list goes on how do supposedly fictional
character turn out to be real. Lets look at the the clues.
Clue 1 - The origions:
The characters began in the Japanese game Doki Doki Panic. This
screen shot above shows that the characters actually appear in the game.
In 1988 Nintendo took DDP and added Mario and the gang and the dream
storyline calling it Super Mario Brothers 2.
Clue 2 - The returns
In Super Mario Bros. 3, the SMB 2 character Bob-omb appeared in the
game even though you thought they were part of Mario's Dreams. Later
Pokies, Sparks, and Ninjis appeared in SMW and Shyguys became a main enemy
in the Yoshi games.
How did they appear in real-life? Are the enemies
real? Or are they still figmants of Mario's imagination? Here
is what you thought:
Well, Bowser was experimenting with a new machine he had created, which
looked exactly like the dream machine. He used this machine to create
new baddies for his army. He wanted to test their effectiveness in
a combat situation. So he added a secondary function to his machine,
which allowed him to program dreams. He made a dream for Mario and
sent his new troops into Mario's surrial battle field. As Mario and
co. fought against these minions, Bowser looked on and chose which of his
new troops fought the best. When the dream was over, Bowser recruited
his choice troops, including Bob-ombs, Shyguys, and Pokeys, leaving the
rest trapped inside Mario's head, including Wart, whom Bowser was considering
as a second in command for his armies until Warts'
- Erik Winzeler
Think about it...
Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Story actually happened, right? There were
Shy Guys there too, and Bob-Ombs, and all sorts. So they must be real then,
and have been real for a very long time. I think that the SMB Super Show
took place BEFORE SMB2, so if Mario met any enemies in the cartoon they
also would have been in his memory ready for SMB2. Wart could have then
used these memories to create 'solid' enemies in the dream. I can say this
is almost the definite order of things as the TV show follows the heroes
as they strive to find a way to get rid of Bowser. This follows on from
SMB (or SMB2j) and not from SMB2.
And why have I put so much thought into it?
Because I'm mad.
- Mark Kelly
Well, Yoshi's Island appears before Super Mario Bros. 2 in the timeline.
And some of the SMB2 enemies are in Yoshi's Island as well. I guessing
they were from Mario's memory.
- The West Virginian
I think Mario is on some kind of durg,and I think Shy Guys are goombas
but Mario dosn't see that,nither dose Yoshi ..and the Bom-bombs are really
evil Jinjos,(Form Banjo-Kazooie,whos codenames are "Telitubies"}that get
p***ed off and blow-up,like a little b****s.
- Mike something something
I think The ShyGuys Bob Ombs and Other Characters are actually real
Since Mario and his Friends entered Dreamland in reality.
- Roger North
Hmmm.... I think when Mario left, someone got a hold of the Dream Machine
and figured out how to send them to the outside world. The only one I could
think of is the Nightmare from Kirby.
- Sleep Kirby
My theory is that Mario can unconsiously predict the future in his
dreams. He dreamed of an evil repitle (Wart) creating new, deadly monsters
(shyguys etc.) that were sent out to dystroy him. Then, when he awoke and
SMB3 began, Bowser (a repitle) also beagn producing strange, new creatures
sent out to dystroy him, one of which was Bom-omb, who Mario remembered
from his dream. As the games went on Bowser began creating more "new" enemies
(pokey, spark, ninji) to thwart Mario, but since Mario already had expirence
fighting these characters in his dream, he was well prepared.
- JJ McCullough
My theory about the whole Doki Doki Panic thing is that the enemies
are BOTH real AND part of Mario's nightmare. You see, I think that
that cave was a doorway between the real world and the dream world.
I also think that the Doki Doki Panic book that the kids were pulled into
was also a doorway into the dream world. This dream world was originally
inhabited by friendly dream
fairies who guide people through their dreams, but it was eventually
found and invaded by a tyrannical frog named Wart, who had a gang of monsters
he had gathered in the real world. Wart eventually recovered and
attacked the Sub-Cons again after he was defeated in the "kids sucked into
a book" storyline of Doki Doki Panic. However, Mario and his friends
all had a simultaneous dream about falling into Sub-Con, where they beat
Wart for the last time, and the Sub-Cons
were safe forever. The monster gang, however, was kicked out
of the dream world and had to find other armies to battle with,! and hence,
they ended up in other games.
- Ryan Ferneau
the world of sub-con was a dream world, and appeared not only in mario's
imagination. it was also in toad's mind, luigi's mind, and peach's mind.
therefore, if the way to sub-con is just
for mario&friends to go to sleep/go in the door, the shyguys/bob-ombs/pokeys,
ect. could do the
same thing. and if they appear diferently in dream world it's because
they only look like what they imagine themselfs looking like.
sometimes, dreams can be based on reality. i believe that mario is
just not a very creative dreamer.
Mario, as we all know, is a well-traveled plumber. His experiences
in another land may have influenced him and his subconscious. What
you are implying is this: the SMB games occur in the order of production.
Not necessarily true. All the Zelda games are mixed in order. It
could be that Mario actually experienced SMB 3 and any games thereafter
before he had his dream (SMB 2).
Just a thought.
- Josh Groft
perhaps the dreamworld that wart invaded really exists but wart sent
mario a dream of the world to make him think the world didn't exist and
confuse him. as far as bowser is concerned,he probably knows wart and borrowed
some of his minions ( most likely without permission ).
I think Super Mario Bros. 2 is not a dream.
The only part that is a dream is the beginning. That is the reason
the Shy Guys and Bobombs and other SMB2 characters appear later.
Or maybe (gasp) the whole entire Mario series is a dream and Mario
is just a plumber!
- Thomas Holmes
It's not strange that these characters appear in these games. Often
we, as I'm sure you have, incorporate things in our dreams that we recall
from our real life experiences,
and plumbers from Brooklyn are no exception. My hypothesis is that
Mario, having seen all these characters before, simply stored them in his
psyche and then recalled them in a new, unfamiliar "dream" world.
I think that some of the characters from Marios dream he already knew
about. So then they were real the entire time
Somehow, before you defeat Wart in SMB2,he tells Bowser about them,and
Bowser decides to make them in SMB3,SMW,and SM64.
- John Estey
they are real.I believe
I think that Wart used a hidden machine to make Mario's enemies real,
but Yoshi saw him and was about to stop him, but Wart hypnotized Yoshi
and trapped him in an egg and made Yoshi think that Bowser did it. So came
Super Mario World. Wart did the same thing to all the people in the Mushroom
Kingdom, just to be sure. He even hypnotized Bowser.
Okay, half of this (actually, 3/4) didn't have anything to do with the
Unsolved Mystery. But I'm a real sucker for hypnosis, and I couldn't pass
up this one.
- Mind Candy
Mario may have dreamed up the characters (Maybe the creators were dreaming),
but when he woke up, he made the mistake of telling his friends about the
dream. King Koopa was eavesdropping nearby, and took the information home.
With it, he was able to slowly create those same enemies for release. Bob-Omb
ws easiest to create, and most effective, so he finished them first. He
even made last-minute adjustments to his Darkland war vehicles to change
some cannons over to Bob-Omb cannons. Pokey was next. How hard could it
be to make a walking cactus. He couldn't make it move fast, though. Ninji
was a mistake, so he confined it to his Neon Castle. Ninji is actually
just a Goomba trained in the martial arts. (in SMW) Shyguys came along
through some work from Magikoopa. So did Snifit. (you forgot them from
SMRPG) Spark was too dangerous, so he settled for te Fuzzies (from SMW,
as in the Yoshi area on Cheese Bridge Area, or on Chocolate Island 3, Donut
Plains 3, or Way Cool. !
That's how all the SMB2 foes appeared.
- John R. Jones II
Okay now it is my turn:
I think that Wart is actually Prince Froggy from Yoshi's Island grown
up. Shy Guys and company lived on Yoshi's Island, they brought them to
- Sean Kelly