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Piantas (Paper Mario) by DerekminyA Piantas (Paper Mario) by DerekminyA
High-res idle sprites for Paper Mario versions of the Piantas. Ever since their debut in Super Mario Sunshine (...where they unfortunately instigated a kangaroo trial against Mario for easily disproven crimes), they have appeared in many games in the Super Mario Bros. franchise.
Alongside their appearances in Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Party 9, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Minecraft's Super Mario Mash-Up, and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Piantas made their Paper Mario appearance in the celebrated Thousand Year Door.
Strangely, though, they never returned for the RPG platformer spin-off, not even when Petey and Gooper Blooper did.
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CloneClox9999 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know why, but  personally find the female piantas really really attractive...
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DerekminyA Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It must be the slim arms and physique.
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CloneClox9999 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No... it’s mostly their voice and their...
Well, if they just wore more clothing I wouldn’t be having these dirty thoughts
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
I think they couldn't return to more recent Paper Mario game, due for reasons similar to why characters like Eggman Nega and Black Doom couldn't appear in Archie Sonic comics.
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DerekminyA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
There shouldn't be a reason why Mojang and SEGA (ironically) can use the Piantas, yet Intelligent Systems can't. Plus, the reason Miyamoto gave his character restriction was with the intent IS would use more characters from the platformers, and the Piantas fit the bill. It would be frustrating if even under this restriction, Piantas couldn't be used. It's very likely just a matter of the current creative heads refusing to do any research.

On that note, of all the game characters prevented from appearing in Archie Sonic, the one thing most of them share in common (Nega, Doom, and even Mephiles and Metal Madness) is they're all eviler or physically more intimidating than Eggman. (Though it doesn't explain Dark Gaia's presence).
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
So would you say the creative team did less research then DiC did during the Super Mario Bros. Super Show.  Also I heard Midbus and Hooktail dragon were supposed to be in the minecraft Mario pack, but got cut out, would you suppose it's copyright issues? 
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DerekminyA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
Back in the 90s, there wasn't much of a Mario franchise to work with, so DiC had to make a lot of stuff up. In addition, since Bowser and Wart had both been final bosses for 1 game each, DiC had to make a compromise for future-proofing in case either of them returned for Super Mario Bros. 3.

To answer the question, though, DiC understood Mario more than Intelligent Systems did, if only for the fact they used more of the Mario cast in major or recurring roles (Mario, Peach, one Toad, Luigi, Bow- King Koopa, Mouser and Tryclyde), whereas only Mario and Bowser play major roles in the newer games, and the bosses rarely (if ever) appear before their battles. It's very telling that a big moment in Color Splash can be rooted back to Mario Kart 8, meaning not only did they have to rely on another better spin-off to make Color Splash look more interesting- it also indicates Mario content depicted in that spin-off was not off-limits, including the Piantas who appear in an early course.

I'm not sure what happened with Minecraft. I think the reason why Midbus wasn't used is because there's only one of him, while his Minecraft role would have had him replace all the pigs. Hooktail being omitted is unusual, however, since Lava Piranha and Dark Bones are in the Mash-Up Pack.
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
You sure that wasn't just Naval Pirahna?
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DerekminyA Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Mariowiki says it was Lava Piranha.
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
I'm guessing because it breathes fire.
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DerekminyA Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Looks that way.
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