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The Dark Side of the Kingdom
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Published: September 3, 2010
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With Princess Toadstool being transported to yet another castle, Mario's determination to save the one he loves has turned into a passionate rage. Discovering a long lost power-up from a galaxy far, far away, Mario uses his anger to fuel his never ending quest to keep the Princess safe from harm. Woe to those who dare tell the Dark Plumber of the Sith that his "Princess is in another castle."

This is the first personal piece I've done in a long, long time. It stemmed from a random sketch of Mario I was doing and eventually mutated into this idea of how Mario should be right-pissed that he has to keep hopping castles to find Princess Toadstool. If he were in the Star Wars universe his passion for the Princess would surely drive him to the dark side, as it did with Darth Vader.

I hope you all enjoy this piece, it was a lot of fun to do! FYI, that's "Toda" that Mario is frying there =)
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goomyiscute777Student General Artist
Yes, Luigi, let the hate flow through you.
ps I know it's mario, but it would be funny if it was the luigi death stare
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Ph03n1x-Warr1or-ZHobbyist Traditional Artist
Brutal, dark, and powerful.
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Chronos-XHobbyist Writer
Luigi Jumpstriker: "How did my brother die?"

Toady-Wan Fungusnobi: "Mario was murdered by Pas Tafari, a pupil of mine until he turned to evil. Tafari was seduced by the Dark Side of the Shroom; he betrayed and murdered your brother."
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So is Mario Darth Vader?
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this is just awesome! love mario, and i love star wars! both are AMAZING series! XD the idea that he becomes a sith, just hilarious.
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JblaskHobbyist Traditional Artist
 No one likes toad anyways. :XD:
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holy shit that is a long comment below me
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LaCabezaDelCastorHobbyist Artist
Wicked art and story as well! Cheers! =D
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KendrickTuProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks, man! It was definitely fun to make!
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*Mario runs into the castle to find a Mexican maid with the message:
Consuela: No..... No..... Mr Princes no es here.... You go to another castle.....
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KendrickTuProfessional Digital Artist
Hahaha! Love it =) Makes me want to watch the Family Guy SW Trilogy again.
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Ok just remember to get Consuela another can of lemon pledge.
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CrankySpanky92 General Artist
That is super hyped!!
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KendrickTuProfessional Digital Artist
As are you, my good sir! And thanks!
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bardock007Hobbyist General Artist
Lmao, this is great. Next thing you know, he tells Baby Mario "I am your father". Lol :yoda:
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KendrickTuProfessional Digital Artist
Haha thanks! That would be a fun scenario to sketch out =)
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madworld-guyHobbyist Digital Artist
cool pose wrong element
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KendrickTuProfessional Digital Artist

Wrong element? Sorry, I'm not sure what you're referring to.
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madworld-guyHobbyist Digital Artist
mario control fire not thunder :)
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Luigi: Well excuse me princess, but if you left Toad to save the day then you really should've seen this coming.
Peach: Doesn't Link normally say "Excuse me princess?"
Luigi: Yeah... he couldn't come... he said he was too busy "Making another masterpiece".
Peach: Well, at least that explains the fairy over your head.
Luigi: No, she's just been there. For a year now. Always telling me to listen.
Peach: That's gotta be annoyi-
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Aaaand now I will search for a picture of luigi being annoyed by navi. Must be one somewhere...
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