You don't need an introduction to yourself, do you Mario? I've heard all about your adventures during my studies. It'd be great if we sat down sometime and you tell me all of your amazing feats!
That's Luigi, your brother. As if you needed to know about him! He's had your back since even the early days, and he's even saved you once in his own adventure. He's staying here in Astral City to gather information to help you on your quest. Sometimes he'll show up in the audience during battles and aid you by cheering you on as well as sending you some useful items. What a team player!
That's Princess Peach, ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and frequent target for Bowser. It seems as she's busy with her own troubles back in the Mushroom Kingdom, but that doesn't stop her from cheering you on over here in the Astral Kingdom, too! I've heard that her adventures are gaining mass coverage and are being turned into a novel series. If you find them in stores you should check them out! I absolutely adore the Princess... I'm one of the leaders in the U. Goom Peach Fanclub, y'know?
This is Toadsworth. He's an elderly Toad who is paranoid about Peach. I mean, sheesh, I can see that it's justified a bit due to all of her kidnappings but she's not made of fragile glass! At least it shows he really does care about her and would do anything for her safety, which is really sweet, I guess.
This is "Lord" Bowser. He's got all the power to destroy the Kingdom from back to front... fortunately his stupidity is larger than his ego and size combined. What a goof! To me he's more bark than he is bite, but I wouldn't underestimate his strength either...
This old hag is Kammy Koopa. She's a bit... off. I mean sheesh lady, get some new robes, you look like a deflated parachute! She's all loyal to Bowser but she can goof off on the job too... much like the rest of Bowser's minions, really.
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Hey! That's me! As you already know, I'm Goombeverly, a student at U. Goom. I'm studying abroad in the Astral Kingdom this year for research, and I'm loving every second of it! It's quite different from the Mushroom Kingdom, but it still feels quite homely. I for one am loving the fashion and cuisine here. I can also use my tattle ability to give information on people, enemies, items, places or even give advice on how I'd solve some tricky puzzles.
This is Archie, caretaker of the Starchives. Rumor has it that he's read practically every book in that vast library, which is crazy! He's uptight but generally he's a pretty laid back guy. Also, I simply love his accent! He can help us on our journey by making turning you into a puff of cloud, which will hide you from enemies and allow you to get past certain objects.
This is Katrina Koopa, the only daughter of King Koopo VII. Being the only child, her father dotes on her a lot which explains her bratty behavior and frequent tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants. However she is very optimistic and happy which does rub off on people, which is nice to spread happiness. She also will do her best to cheer you up when you're down, so I suppose she's not totally a royal pain.
This is Tutankaboom, a high ranking official on the Bomankh Council, which runs the city. He's forgetful for the most part but he won't forget it if you do something good to him, or when it's time to eat of course. He's pretty down-to-earth for someone on the Bomankg Council, too.
Y'know, I really didn't think we'd be able to trust Bandart but he's actually a total sweetie. Hehe, don't let him hear that. I mean sure he's a bandit and a heistmeister at that too, but I think his heart's in the right place, even if he acts all rough a lot of the time. And he's kinda cute...
This Bzzap journalist is Étienne. Fancy name, but his awkwardness is what shines through the most. Poor guy does his best but he probably has the worst luck ever. He's really interested in investigations into strange phenomena and what a better place than Crescent Shades, huh? Despite all the awkwardness and bad luck this guy is a go-getter!
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This is Lan. She joined us to find her love, Shan when he vanished on Mt. Cleverest. I totally admire her for her commitment and love. *sigh* I wonder what it'd be like if I had a similar status, heehee ♥ She's a beast in combat with that dao of hers though, so this dainty little orchid can kick all kinds of butt too! She's just too cool for words!
This is Sgt. Sniegs. Despite being a bumbling idiot he's managed to reach a respectable rank in the Ledus army, probably because General Levina is his brother. His stupidity however does sometimes come to use during battle since I've heard all kinds of victories were won because he slipped and accidentally wiped out the enemy. There's one thing I can compliment him on, and that's his bravery. Sometimes asinine bravery, but bravery all the same.
This is Arh T., a student at Astral University and the art director for the university's digital universe project - The Throwback Landing. She's a really talented artist - oh how I wish I could paint! I can't even draw a straight line correctly... Her work ethic is absolutely incredible and she has the determination of a hungry Sushi hunting for Cheep Cheep in the morning!
This is Coggs von Snifford, or just Coggs as we call him. He's the owner of his own fleet, and his crew is well known for their efficiency. He's a merchant mainly, but he's participated in a few sky feuds in his day. He dresses in pretty fancy clothing and I have to admit he might just have as much style as I do... heehee.
Astral City Gardens
This is Marianne, who takes care of the Astral City Gardens. Her dedication to the plants really shows - they're all lucky little flowers! She really doesn't like to fight, it seems - but she will if she has to. I'd nominate her Team Mario's medic, since she knows a lot about herbs and shrooms, too. You'll have to have good hearing when speaking to her since she's a bit quiet...
This is Buck. He used to work for Bari's uh... "company" but he's been stationed with us. He's shamelessly flirtatious and doesn't seem too smart, but I hear the guy's a total violin legend. That violin case? Yep. Totally real. I sure would like to hear him play sometime, and it does prove you can't judge a book by its cover.
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Page 5: Peach's Partners 2
Toad Town Music Hall
Page 6: Astral City Toads
Astral City City Buildings Co.
This is Ricky T. - he's a builder by trade and a very good one at that, despite his unfortunate name. His company became way more successful after changing its name from "Ricky T. Buildings & Construction" to "Astral City Buildings Co." for obvious reasons. If you ever need something building or repaired, he's your guy.
Astral City Apartments
This is Chah T., the local gossip around town who always knows what's going on. And I mean, she knows everything that's going on with everyone. Sheesh, have you ever heard of privacy, lady?! She can give some hints on our way but a lot of people are probably being hurt by her gossiping.
Astral City Arcade
Poor Scott T. was never able to walk since he was a small Toadm but his optimism and affability never fades away. He's Parr T.'s brother and helps him run the arcade in town. He can exchange coins for arcade tokens, and arcade tokens for prizes. He can also give you some prizes if you manage to beat his crazy high scores on the games!
This is Harr T. - a celebrity chef that founded the Astral Brasserie with his wife, Sataya T. I remember my first meal ever here - it was in their restaurant and it was the most gorgeous thing ever! He will sell readily cooked items for you, but for a price. Still great though, if you're too lazy or strapped of time to look for ingredients!
This is Satay T., Harr T.'s wife and a professional chef. Give her ingredients to cook with and she'll make a delicious meal for you, and for free too! Their restaurant is the finest example of the best cuisine the Astral Kingdom has to offer. If you get a VIP Dining Card, she can cook two items for you as well! Let's eat here often okay?
Beloved comedian Hillary T. is always on TV here. She's an expert on precise timing and pacing during her comedy routines. She's just overall fabulous! She's also hosted a few game shows and will appear in the city randomly and quiz you on things. Answer correctly and you can gain some neat items and star pieces!
Astral City Arcade
Despite talking like he's still in the Super Mario Bros. era (heehee, sorry about breaking the forbidden wall there), Parr T. is a successful businessman and owns the Astral Arcade. He's a very good and considerate caretaker for his brother Scott T. Still though, this guy knows how to party like there's no tomorrow!
Astral City Inn
Sweet and dainty Clara T. owns the Astral City Inn and allows you to rest there for a very reasonable price, totally rejuvenating yourself! The spa services there can also give temporary boosts in the next few battles to come, so drop in there and say hello to her!
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This is Arianna. She's a sweet Star Bunny girl who lives around here in Astral City. She's really knowledgeable and is also part of the Astral City Luigi Fanclub! She's showing Luigi all around the Astral Kingdom as he looks for clue and information to support you on your journey. From the looks of it, she's the one calling the shots.
Page 8: Astral Citizens 2
Page 9: Merlon's Family
Page 10: Kooprenia Royals & Castle Staff
King Koopo VII
Page 11: Castle Banquet Guests
Page 12: Kooprenia Villagers
Page 13: Mushlympic Fans
Page 14: Bomkankh Council
Page 14: The Bari Family
Astral City Outskirts
Page 15: Bari Family Associates
Page 16: Bomkankh Citizens
Page 17: Mushlympic Athletes 1
Hey! It's Hoshi! This speedy Yoshi representing Yoshi's Island is the favorite to win the most Mushlympic Medals for running. I hear he's intent to break the Mush Record for the 100m dash!
This is Toshi, a Yoshi representing his home island of Yoshi's Island. The island has a lot of fans cheering for it this year! Toshi is set to compete in the Long Flutter Jump event.
Shyrick represents the far off country of Shyport, and is a popular bet to win the gold at the Tennis singles. I mean, this guy is pro! He can probably hold his own against you in a game of Mario Tennis!
Shyton is a dark horse in this Mushlympics, and people are willing to bet he's going to give the fan-favorites a run for the gold in Archery. Despite hailing from Shyport, he's apparently very extroverted and outgoing...
Shylèe is a skilled racer and a favorite to win gold for her home land of Shyport in the Kart races. People have heard she's got a secret technique for dodging those pesky blue shells!
That's Goombernard, from Goomany. Goombas represent WOOOOOOO! *Ahem* Heehee, well anyways he's a very famous athlete back in his homeland, and is competing in Manta Ray Surfing. He's kinda dreamy...
Kooze is a Star ball Rolling Champion. Getting the gold for that event from the last Mushlympics for Kooprenia was a big win, and even received recognition from King Koopo himself!
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Bennison represents his native land of the Beanbean Kingdom, and is set to compete for Hammer Whacking. His technique was honed by training with Sledge & Mallet, the famous Hammerhead Bros. themselves.
Ohmigosh! That's Mye T! Famed weightlifter and favorite to win the most weightlifting medals this year. I hope things go well for him! Mushroom Kingdom represent! YEAH! GO MUSHROOM KINGDOM!
Spore T. is the captain of the Mushroom Kingdom's Soccer Squad! Oops, well they call it Football here in the Astral Kingdom, but ah well! Let's hope his squad brings home the gold!
Affinah T. is a newcomer in the Mushlympic crowd, but I hear she's got good odds at doing well in the Rhythmic Gymnastics for the Mushroom Kingdom. I hope things go well for her!
Ayee! It's her! It's Velossa T. in the flesh! I have been a HUGE fan since she debuted at the Poshley Heights Prix. She's just soooo cool! And she's a U. Goom alumni, too y'know! Go on Velossa T. and make the Mushroom Kingdom proud!
Almoh is Pi'illo Island's only hope of winning its first medal overall. This speedy Pi'illo boasts that he can finish a race in his sleep, and it seems he's good enough to follow through on that promise! His sentences are always non-sequiturs and he sort of is random, though.
Mian is Sarasaland's best athlete at the Mushlympics and so far has been the only athlete to bring back a gold medal in the past 24 years, in her profession, which is fencing.
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Boosha is one of the few athletes representing Hauntduras this year. The country's got a small but dedicated team, but she's a dark horse in this year's Shine Runners tournament.
Shyrea is from Sky Citadel, and unfortunately for her she's not projected to do too well in her sport of Golf due to her past performances in other tournaments. You can't blame her though, as there's not much golf space up there in Sky Citadel.
Brina is Kooze's rival when it comes to Star Ball Rolling. They're pretty neck and neck! As an Astral Kingdom citizen, she's definitely pressured to bring back a medal for the home team.
Felix is another Astral Kingdom athlete, and like all athletes, he wants the gold all to himself. He's a bit stuck up but his skill in Hammer Whacking is something that must be seen to be believed.
Herman is representing Bowser's Kingdom in Manta Ray Surfing, the first competitor from his country in this event. I'd normally not cheer for Bowser's followers but he seems like a pretty stand up guy.
Brad is going to represent Bowser's Kingdom in Hammer Whacking, and as a Hammer Bro he's been training his whole life for this moment. He's got a bit of anger management issues...
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Page 21: Shyvillers 2
Page 22: Shyville Outlaws
Page 23: Crescent Shades Villagers 1
Page 24: Crescent Shades Villagers 2
Page 25: Crescent Shades Theatre Cast 1
Page 26: Crescent Shades Theatre Cast 2
Page 27: Tianye Villagers 1
Page 28: Tianye Villagers 2
Page 29: Gerel's Warriors
Page 30: Snowslide Point Villagers
Page 31: Ledusi Army
Page 32: Heliogon Army
Page 33: Port Evershine Residents 1
Page 34: Port Evershine Residents 2
Page 35: Piranhipine Jungle
Page 36: Evershine Sea
Page 37: Foggybog Swamp
Page 38: Astral University Staff
Page 39: Astral University Students 1
Page 40: Astral University Students 2
Page 41: Throwbacklanders
Page 42: Cog Canyoners 1
Page 43: Cog Canyoners 2
Page 44: Coggs' Crew
Page 43: Dr. Frankitu's Fleet
Page 44: Sky Citadel Villagers 1
Page 43: Sky Citadel Villagers 2
Page 44: Cloudy Cathedral
Page 45: Tribe of Time
Page 46: The Twelve Sages 1
Page 47: The Twelve Sages 2
Page 48: Cron's Minions
Page 49: Bowser's Minions
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Temple of Colors
Kala is the messenger of colors. She is quite playful and jolly, but takes her role as the color bringer very seriously. She hates it when things are dull or gray.
A Time Like No Other • A Royal Disaster • The City of the Sands • A Whirled West Adventure • Mario Takes the Stage • The Mountain Trials • A Scorching Skirmish in the Snow • Mayhem on the Crystal Blue • The Rayvolt Conspiracy • Full Steam Ahead • Hidden in Plain Sight • The Floating Citadel • The Rewind Chronicle
The Valdrian Invasion • A Prickly Situation • Tasty Trials in the Sugardome • Disonance and Direty • A Flowery Dilemma • Battle on the Borderlines • Braving the Waves • The Earth Clan • Chilling Tales in the Fjord • Peach Aims Skyward • Lightning in the Dark • A Steppe in the Wrong Direction • Showdown at Castle Valdric