Paper Mario 4: The Shadow of Darkness

By Bandy Andy

After getting the Shadow Star, Mario and Swiper go back to Toad Town to find Merlon.

Swiper: There he is, dawg!

Merlon: Mario! What a surprise!

Mario: We got the first Shadow Star. Where is the next one?

Merlon: In the Ice Circus.

Mario: How do we get there?

Merlon: Go underground, and look for the pipe that says Cir. The rest has been wiped off.

Mario: All right. Swiper, let's go.

Mario and Swiper get in the pipe that leads underground.

Dark Koopas: Die!

RPG Battle!

Mario: 15/15
Swiper: 15/15
Vs.
Dark Koopa 1: 7/7
Dark Koopa 2: 7/7
Dark Koopa 3: 7/7

Mario used Jump! 2 Damage to Dark Koopa 1! Dark Koopa 1 is now flipped over.

Swiper used Triple Punch'N'Kick! 5 Damage to Dark Koopa 1! Dark Koopa 1 Fainted!

Dark Koopa 2 used Shell Spin! 2 Damage to Mario!

Dark Koopa 3 used Dizzy Shell! Swiper is now Dizzy!

Mario: 13/15
Swiper: 15/15 (Dizzy)
Vs.
Dark Koopa 1: Fainted!
Dark Koopa 2: 7/7
Dark Koopa 3: 7/7

Mario used Sky Stomp! 7 Damage to Dark Koopa 3! Dark Koopa 3 Fainted! Mario can't Jump!

Swiper used Invisible Kick! One Damage to Mario!
Mario: What are you doing?!

Dark Koopa 2 used Shell Spin! 3 Damage to Swiper!

Mario: 12/15
Swiper: 12/15 (Dizzy)
Vs.
Dark Koopa 1: Fainted!
Dark Koopa 2: 7/7
Dark Koopa 3: Fainted!

Mario used Punch! 2 Damage to Dark Koopa 3!

Swiper used Triple Punch'N'Kick! 6 Damage to Dark Koopa 3! Dark Koopa 3 Fainted!

End RPG Battle

Dark Koopas: Help!

They run away.

Mario: Let's move on.

They move on, leveling up once each.

Swiper: Look, dawg!

The pipe is in front of them.

Mario: Let's go!

They jump in.

Chapter 2: The Great Icy Tree:

They end up in the middle of an icy plain.

Ice Puffs: Die!

Swiper: Halt!

Ice Puff 1: What?

Swiper: Someone already told us to die, and we destroyed those cats.

Ice Puffs: Run away!

They do so.

Magikoopa: Wow!

Mario: What?

Magikoopa: Are you the great Mario? I'm Kamakle, and I would love to help you beat Bowser, cutie!

Mario: All right then, come on!

Kamakle joins the party! Outside of battle, Kamakle can burn certain stuff to the ground! Inside battle, Kamakle can use powerful magic attacks!

Swiper: Let's go, yo!

They soon come upon a great frozen circus with the inside hollowed out.

Mario: Let's go inside!

They run in to find a huge Ice Puff.

Ice N Puff: You are not allowed to go further.

Kamakle: Let's beat this fool!

RPG Battle!

Mario: 20/20
Swiper: 20/20
Kamakle: 20/20
Vs.
Ice N Puff: 60/60

Kamakle: Wow...

Mario used Fireball! 8 Damage to Ice N Puff!

Swiper used Punch! 1 Damage to Ice N Puff!

Kamakle used Fire Swell! 11 Damage to Ice N Puff.

Ice N Puff used Minion Call!
Ice Puff: Here we are, sir!

Mario: 20/20
Swiper: 20/20
Kamakle: 20/20
Vs.
Ice N Puff: 40/60
Ice Puff 1: 5/5
Ice Puff 2: 5/5

Mario used Sky Stomp! 3 Damage to Ice N Puff!

Swiper used Karate Kick! 2 Damage to Ice Puff 1!

Kamakle used Water Blast! 3 Damage to everyone but Kamakle! Ice Puff 1 Fainted!

Ice N Puff used Blizzard! 5 Damage to Mario and Co! Ice Puff 2 fully healed!

Ice Puff 2 used Slam! Mario Superguards! 2 Damage to Ice Puff!

Mario: 12/20
Swiper: 12/20
Kamakle: 15/20
Vs.
Ice N Puff:  34/60
Ice Puff 1: Fainted!
Ice Puff 2: 3/5

Mario used Fireball! 9 Damage to Ice N Puff!

Swiper used Swiper Special! 5 Damage to Ice Puff 2! Ice Puff 2 Fainted!

Kamakle used Fire Swell! 7 Damage to Ice N Puff!

Ice N Puff used Bodyslam! 4 Damage to Kamakle!

Mario: 12/20
Swiper: 12/20
Kamakle: 11/20
Vs.
Ice N Puff: 18/60
Ice Puff 1: Fainted!
Ice Puff 2: Fainted!

Mario used Fireball! 8 Damage to Ice N Puff!

Swiper used Punch! 2 Damage!

Kamakle used Fire Swell! 9 Damage to Ice N Puff! Ice N Puff Fainted!

RPG Battle Over

Ice N Puff: Master Lemmy! I have failed you!

Ice N Puff disappears.

Mario: Oh yeah! We won!

Mario and Co go and hit a Heal Block. Then Lemmy drops down from the ceiling.

Lemmy: You will never take the Shadow Star!

RPG Battle!

Mario: 20/20
Swiper: 20/20
Kamakle: 20/20
Vs.
Lemmy: 30/30

Mario used Fireball! 8 Damage!

Swiper used Triple Punch'N'Kick! 5 Damage!

Kamakle used Fire Swell! 11 damage!

Lemmy used Ice Blast! 11 Damage to everyone except Lemmy!

Mario: 9/20
Swiper: 9/20
Kamakle: 9/20
Vs.
Lemmy: 6/30

Mario used Fireball! 6 Damage! Lemmy Fainted!

Mario and Co. leveled up!

RPG Battle Over

Lemmy: Mario, please let me join your party!

Mario: Sniveling Koopa!

Lemmy: Please! I beg you!

Mario: Why?

Lemmy: Because my dad will kill me if I come back without a Shadow Star!

Mario: Fine.

Lemmy, the Koopa Prince, joins the party! Out of battle, Lemmy can freeze objects. In battle, Lemmy can use powerful ice attacks.

Swiper: Let's go back to Merlon.
 

Now, here is Bowser's side of the story!

Bowser: Hey, Kamek, look!

Kamek: My Lord, it is the Ice Circus!

Bowser: And there is the Shadow Star!

Kamek floats over and grabs it. The Phantom Magikoopa appears again.

Phantom Magikoopa: Why hello there, my son!

Kamek: Huh?

Phantom Magikoopa: Just a greeting for any boy I see. Now then, the next Shadow Star is in Sky Stadium.

Kamek: Thank you. Lord Bowser! The next Shadow Star is in Sky Stadium!

Bowser: Let's go!

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