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R.I.P. Mary O. 2015-2019...

This has certainly been a disappointing week for weirdos like me who are in love with the guide to a video game MANUAL...

So, the Super Mario Maker 2 direct came out recently and throughout the entire video, my major concern was "Is Mary O. still going to be in this game??? Is that female narrator supposed to be her or is it someone else?"

They showed that Undodog and Mr. Eraser in the story mode - in 3D, with what seems to be actual roles in the story. So that made me hopeful because, if two characters who usually only appear in the SMM interface have roles in the story mode now... does that mean Mary O. could be in the game with a role in the story?!

Then I realized... since I still haven't seen Mary O. at all in the trailer, that STILL doesn't prove that she'll be in the game at all let alone in the story.

Then I realized something even more disappointing: technically Undodog and Mr. Eraser still haven't appeared in 3D, because for the story mode, Nintendo basically just stuck their 2D artwork (adding a LITTLE depth) in a 3D environment. So... if Mary O. appears in the story mode, they probably gave her the same treatment and now she's going to be canonically confirmed to be a 2D being in a 3D world.

Knowing that made me feel weird about myself... all this time I've had it in my headcanon that she's 3D and would be shown as such if she were in SSB or Mario Kart or something. If she ends up being 2D in a 3D world, that would not make her as attractive as I always thought she'd be...

I felt weird about that for a day or so.

Then today I discovered something even more disheartening:

She's probably not going to be in the game at all, or in any game ever again, because she seems to have been replaced with a new character named Nina.



WHY???

This is the most disheartening thing I've seen in a while. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO REPLACE HER? Why HER? It's just my luck that only one Super Mario Maker character has been replaced and it happens to be Mary O. - Undodog is still Undodog, Mr. Eraser is still Mr. Eraser, Coursebot is still Coursebot, even Yamamura is still Yamamura as it turns out, but they had to replace MY FAVORITE CHARACTER.

I changed my mind. I'm perfectly fine with the idea of Mary O. being two-dimensional, as long as she's still around! :(

I feel somewhat better knowing that I'm not the only one who was distraught about this - look at this outpouring of support for Mary O. in the comments:

"Kay but I didn't want Mari O. To go..."

"No, Mary O. was my girl, I can't believe they did her dirty like that and just replaced her"

"Oh man, Yamamura! Does this mean that Mar-
....
W-who...
who dis"

"mary o.: she replaced me!? she is going to get it!"

"They fired Mary-O and replaced her with Nina?"

"I prefer Mary O."

"R.I.P. Mary. O 2015-2019 replaced by Nina."

"That's it, guys.
Mary O. is dead.
Nina killed her."

"I miss Mari, her design was so lovely, Nina is just wearing a dang tshirt"

"Today I would like to honor the loss of Mary O. She was a great aid in creating levels, sad she had to leave us after only 4 years"

A lot of people are (jokingly?) saying that Mary O. will be the villain of the story mode because Nina replaced her. In any other circumstance I would be disappointed if one of my fictional crushes that wasn't already a villain turned out to be one, but in this case I don't think I'd have a problem with it, because at least that would still mean she's IN the game!!


But there's also a lot of people making fun of the people who are obsessed with Mary O. OR Nina enough to care which one is in the game, so that makes me feel bad about myself.

And admittedly, most of you probably similarly think it's crazy that I'm THIS disappointed that a manual guide was replaced. But that doesn't change the fact that I AM this disappointed about it! :(


You know how one of my April Fools' jokes this year was that I finally have a unique mood theme and it's Mary O.? I know this is a weird time to finally say so, but yes, that's actually a mood theme I've legitimately been considering for quite some time now, and I got the idea exactly the way I described in the prank - I thought it'd be amusing to bring up the idea in an April Fools entry first and then later on be like "Oh actually, that part wasn't a prank; I'm actually planning on making that mood theme!" But now that Mary O. is most likely GONE, never to appear in a game again, that pretty much takes the joy out of it. :(

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pathvain_aelien
May. 19th, 2019 11:33 pm (UTC)
You don't know for sure that she has been replaced or will never return. And the villain thing is definitely a joke and not anything to worry about.
matt1993
May. 20th, 2019 12:25 am (UTC)
You don't know for sure that she has been replaced or will never return.

It still definitely feels like she's been replaced, though... Yamamura and Nina's role in SMM2 has been shown to be an interactive tutorial of sorts. In other words, exactly the purpose Mary O. and Yamamura served in the 3DS one. In other words, exactly the definition of being replaced...

All I can hope for is she shows up somehow - maybe she and Nina can BOTH have appearances in the story mode.

And the villain thing is definitely a joke and not anything to worry about.

I'm actually on some level hoping that the people saying that she'll be the villain of the story mode end up being right. Because that's one of the few ways she could even be in the game at ALL at this rate.
pathvain_aelien
May. 20th, 2019 01:49 am (UTC)
I'm saying you have no idea of whether she will be in it or in something in the future, maybe they are both in it or maybe there is a new one that will also have a role but you don't know she's being replaced, forever, or at all. Don't worry about something that you don't even know for sure is true. Get off the computer and go do something relaxing.
matt1993
May. 20th, 2019 02:55 am (UTC)
The percent chance of it being true, while not 100%, is enough that I'm not going to be able to focus on much else until I know for a fact that Mary O. is still in it. :(
pathvain_aelien
May. 20th, 2019 04:11 am (UTC)
No, it isn't. At all. Don't worry about something that may never happen.
matt1993
May. 21st, 2019 02:16 am (UTC)
Still sad about it. :(
remmingtonglock
May. 19th, 2019 11:39 pm (UTC)

Nina doesn't look right in that game.  She's kinda scary

matt1993
May. 20th, 2019 12:29 am (UTC)
I know, right? Her hair just looks... weird. And even if her hair looked better than that, I don't think I'd want her to replace Mary O. I've been in love with Mary O. for over three years now - I don't think anyone could replace her. :(

Edited at 2019-05-20 03:19 am (UTC)
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