Chapter 15: Zetsubou
(Translation: Despair the Larry)
As the main characters were in space, trilogy veteran Shade the Shy Guy decided to form a party to stop Fawful from returning (too late). He got help from Victor, Petey Piranha, Fin (from Larryís Adventure 2), Poochy, and Blooper. They defined their objectives and faced their first opponent, Chortlebot. Meanwhile Syrupís pirates and the Shake King clashed once more. What will happen to all of them? What will happen with Larry? Find out!
<Opening: Golden Time Lover, by Sukima Switch>
Larry has some Piranha Plants tying him up with rope in the dungeon of his Grass Land castle.
Piranha Plant: Sir, are you sure about this?
Larry: Yes, I canít visit them in Ludwigís main Dark Land castle or else Fawful could takeover and do something Iíd regret, so Iíve got to summon them here.
Piranha Plant: If you say so.
Larry: Ooh, that could be them right now!
Larryís eyes turn red. Fawful takes over, so letís just refer to him as Fawful even though itís Larryís body.
Fawful: No, Fawful must not be having the visitors! Be doing the releasing of Fawful!
Piranha Plant: No way!
A Spike goes and lowers the drawbridge. Private Goomp, Corporal Paraplonk, and Sergeant Guy walk in.
Goomp: So... Whatís going on?
Spike: Since you three were fired from the military for the King Bill Incident of 2009, youíve started working in the medical field, right?
Guy: Er... Kind of. I can do magic with this wand.
Paraplonk: And we have no lives outside of hanging together.
Spike: ... Heís in the basement.
Goomp: So whatís all this?
Fawful: OLD MINIONS OF FAWFUL, BE DOING THE RELEAS-
Larryís eyes change back to normal.
Larry: Uh yeah, Iíve been possessed by Dark Fawfulís ghost, and I need you to exorcise him.
Guy: Uh... Iím kind of better for... healing bruises.
Larry: Oh come on, the Magikoopas are busy beefing up Ludwigís security while the Medi-Guys are on vacation with General Guy! Youíre my only choice!
Paraplonk: We could... try, I guess.
Guy: But I donít know what to do.
Goomp: Just improvise.
Guy: Um, okay... Bam?
Guy shoots a circle at Larry.
Larry: ... Really? Just... Just really?
Guy: Uhh... Ka-bam?
Guy shoots an electrical bolt at Larry.
Goomp: Is it working?
Paraplonk: Maybe itís Fawful talking?
The spell wears off and Larryís eyes turn red again.
Fawful: FINK-RATS! I HAVE FURY! Be eating this!
Fawful opens his mouth and inhales the three.
Fawful: So it is appearing that the Dark Star is still in the ownership of the abilities of Bowser...
Piranha Plant: Holy doodly! Run away! Run away!
All the minions flee from Larryís castle.
Meanwhile on Star Hill...
Violet: Thanks for the ride back home, Mr. Lubba!
Lubba: Sure thing. I hope your friend will be okay. Bye!
Lubba steers the Starship Mario away, back to space.
Boshi: So Violet, I was thinking we could all finish our vacation now that Giga Lakituís pretty much taken care of.
Bobbery: Are you mad?! Larry has been possessed by Fawfulís ghost! And the Goomba has turned evil! We need to fix this posthaste!
Pyro Guy: *muffled*?
Bobbery: I donít know what we should do.
P.T.: We could kill him.
Rudy: Why does it always go back to murder with you?!
Violet: We canít kill Larry!
Boshi: Come to think of it, his family is responsible for a lot of the problems in the world...
Violet: Hey, weíre on Star Hill, maybe thereís someone here who can tell us how to beat the Dark Star... or Fawful. Whoever!
Star Kid: Good call. I think the Star Sprite village is on the other side of the hill, you can go ask them.
Boshi: Thatís convenientÖ
Everyone goes to the other side of the hill.
Star Sprite: What is it?
Rudy: Hey, you know how to beat the Dark Star?
Star Sprite: The Dark Star?! Youíre not saying itís back, are you?!
Violet whispers to Rudy.
Violet: We donít want to cause a panic.
They turn back to the Star Sprite.
Rudy: No, just hypothetically.
Star Sprite: Well youíd need a star of light. Like the Millennium Star.
Bobbery: I say, how do we obtain one of those? Er, hypothetically, of course.
Star Sprite: You just gotta visit different party boards.
Boshi: Dream Depotís nearby. Would it be in there?
Star Sprite: No.
P.T.: What about that giant block with all the party boards inside it? What was it called again? ... The Companion Cube?
Rudy: Party Cube.
P.T.: Nah, too obvious.
Star Sprite: Nothing can get in there without becoming a party host first, so... No.
Violet: Any of the ďLandsĒ from the second game? In the toy box boards from the third? Anywhere from the sixth?
Star Sprite: No, we had someone check. The star is either in any of the Mario Party 7 boards or at the Star Carnival.
P.T.: I went there once.
MC Ballyhoo: Hey guys, I heard youíre looking for MC Ballyhoo!
P.T.: Yeah, now help us!
Purple: Wait, arenít you Ballyhoo?
Ballyhoo: What? I guess I am! Big Top! Activate!
P.T.: Good times... And that time I went to Koopaís Tycoon Town.
Boshi: Donít flash back or Iíll hit you!
Star Sprite: You guys are weird.
The Star Sprite leaves.
Violet: So guys, what should we do?
Bobbery: I say that each of us shall visit one of the places from Mario Party 7 while the other one checks around the Star Carnival.
Everyone but Violet: Sounds good.
Violet: But who goes to the Star Carni-
Everyone but Violet: Not it!
Violet: Why doesnít anyone want to go there?
Pyro Guy: *muffled*!
Boshi: Yeah, Ballyhooís secretly evil, remember?
Violet: *sigh*... So we split up?
Bobbery: It appears that way.
Rudy: Okay, letís all meet in Toad Town when weíre done.
Rudy: I want to go to Grand Canal, Iíve always wanted to visit that place.
Boshi: I call Ne-
Bobbery: Neon Heights!
Boshi: ... Pa-
P.T.: Pagoda Peak.
Pyro Guy: *muffled*!
Boshi: Pyramid Park it is...
Meanwhile behind a starry bush...
Fawful: So they are doing the stopping of Fawful, huh? Well I HAVE FURY FOR THIS! Fawful will be doing the removing of them from existence with the help of some minions that are of his!
Fawful goes into a black hole.
Rudy: Anyone hear that?
Everyone else: No.
At Larryís castle thatís been overtaken by Fawful...
Fawful: So I will be doing the reminding. You two be eliminating the characters of heroicness and I will have being paid you double of what the body of hosting has promised!
Karate Duo: Deal!
Midbus walks in.
Midbus: WHAT IS IT LORD... DO I BE CALLING YOU LARRY OR FAWFUL?
Fawful: Fawful! You and the other minions must be having the stopping-ness of those fink-rats!
Midbus: YES, LORD FAWFUL!
???: And us?
Fawful: You and the two others will be having the taking of leave to the boards that are remaining.
Three cloaked figures bow down.
Fawful: Go and be scattered around the world! Fawful has a plan of special-ness planned for the violet-colored Axem! They cannot be having the Millennium Star unless they are defeating someone at boards first!
The minions all leave and Larry regains control of his body.
Larry: ... I sure hope I didnít do anything...
Shake King: MY BEARD AND I ARE CONFUSED.
Goomba: Itís easy! Just defeat her and youíll get everything you want!
Shake King: MY BEARD AND I WILL GO ALONG WITH THIS PLAN.
Rudy: Iím riding the Tuna, how are you guys gonna get to your places?
P.T.: Tuna? But didnít you say Toad Town doesnít have a dock?
Rudy: Heís at Cavi Cape now.
P.T.: Oh. Iím taking the cruise ship.
Boshi: Dash Pepper.
Bobbery: My own ship of course!
Pyro Guy: *muffled*?
Boshi: It was kind of destroyed when Giga Lakitu warped us.
Bobbery: I have a spare! And how are you getting to Windmillville?
Pyro Guy: *muffled*.
Violet: Here I
am... the Star Carnival.
Chapter 16: Canal You Dig It?
Larryís condition with Fawful has been getting out of hand. The prince hired a group to exorcise him, but Fawful had them disposed of. Fawful then proceeded to send minions out to stop Violet and the others from finding the Millennium Star in either the Star Carnival or around the world. Who will come out on top?
Rudy: Thanks for the ride to Grand Canal.
Rudy: ... Wait, how do I leave?
???: MUAHAHAHA! SO YOU HAVE BEEN DOING THE FALLING INTO OUR TRAP!
Itís a cloaked figure.
???: I AM BEING THE FIRST OF THE FAWFUL SIX!
The person removes its cloak to reveal that he is, in fact, Midbus.
Midbus: YOU SHALL NEVER BE HAVING THE MILLENNIUM STAR!
Rudy: Oh really?
Rudy: Even if I say please?
MC Ballyhoo: Welcome to the Star- AAAAHHHH!!! YOU AGAIN?! I THOUGHT YOU DIED! LOOK, I STOPPED BEING EVIL, JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!
Ballyhoo: ... Oh, youíre different. Well-
Violet: Whereís your hat?
Ballyhoo: He was destroyed. Now anyway, welcome to the Star Carnival! What brings you here?
Violet: Iím looking for the Millennium Star.
Ballyhoo: ... I donít know what to tell-
???: We do!
Private Goomp, Sergeant Guy, and Corporal Paraplonk appear. Only now they all have red eyes.
Goomp: Lord Fawful wonít let us let you get the Millennium Star!
Guy: So, uh, weíre gonna challenge you. Or something.
Paraplonk: So youíd better watch out.
Ballyhoo: Iím not in on this, I swear! Just... settle this with Star Battle Arena or something.
All Four: Huh?
Ballyhoo: Story Mode for Mario Party 8. Star Battle Arena is where the player must travel to each board and beat the other one in a duel! If you can beat your challenger on all six boards, you win!
Violet: So Iím going... and...?
Guy/Paraplonk: Not it!
Ballyhoo: Violet vs. Private Goomp! All right! And our first battle is at... DKís Treetop Temple! Letís get to it!
Rudy: Hey, have you seen this around anywhere?
Rudy is showing people a drawing of the Millennium Star.
Shy Guy: Nope. Now get out of here, youíre scaring the customers.
Shy Guy: Sheesh!
Midbus: I SHALL BE HAVING FOUND THE MILLENNIUM STAR FIRST!
Rudy: Would it kill you to not shout everything?
Midbus: I AM CHALLENGING YOU TO A DUEL!
Fly Guy: Duel you say? Why battle when you can play a Duel Mini Game?
Midbus throws an iron ball at Fly Guy, knocking him into water.
Rudy: Brutal, man! You didnít need to!
Midbus: NEXT IS THE TURN OF YOU!
Rudy drinks an
enlargement potion and grows!
Midbus uses Bellyflop! 15 damage!
Rudy: 85/100 (giant)
Rudy steals from
the Orb Bistro and activates the Koopa Kid Orb!
Koopa Kid: All stats are now swapped! Nya-na!
Midbus: 85/100 (giant)
Midbus: I AM NOW
Rudy: ... Probably shouldíve thought ahead better.
Shy Guy: THIEF!
Midbus throws an iron ball at THIEF! 30 damage!
Midbus: 85/100 (giant)
into Midbus! 10 damage!
Midbus puffs up his belly and waddles over to THIEF! Midbus starts swinging his arm!
THIEF: Crud, I gotta attack him! ... And stop calling me that!
THIEF keeps punching Midbus! Five punches! 3 damage each! Midbus loses his focus!
Midbus is no longer giant!
THIEF steals another
capsule and summons Hammer Bro.!
Hammer Bro.: Ha!
Hammer Bro. throws two hammers! 5 damage each!
Shy Guy: STOP STEALING!!!
Midbus uses Bellyflop! 15 damage!
Midbus is at half
strength! He becomes Blizzard Midbus!
Blizzard Midbus begins throwing snowballs at THIEF! 10 snowballs! 3 damage each!
THIEF body slams into Blizzard Midbus! 10 damage!
Blizzard Midbus: 40/100
Blizzard Midbus rolls up a big snowball with a Bob-omb! Blizzard Midbus rolls over toward THIEF!
THIEF punches the Bob-omb! It explodes! 35 damage to Blizzard Midbus!
Blizzard Midbus: DIE!
Blizzard Midbus tries to rush THIEF! THIEF punches him! 5 damage! Blizzard Midbus faints!
THIEF wins! THIEF
is now called ďRudyĒ! No other stat gains!
Blizzard Midbus freezes just like before.
Rudy: Well, serves you right!
Rudy knocks Blizzard Midbus over and onto a gondola.
Rudy: Take Ďim away, boys!
The Shy Guys in the gondola row far away.
Shy Guy: Well that was... yeah... You owe me for those two Orbs.
Meanwhile at DKís Treetop Temple...
Ballyhoo: All right! First to get to two Stars wins! If you land on the DK Space, good job! Just beware, as it turns into a Fawful Space once DKís done his thing!
Violet: Do we really have to do it like this?
Goomp: Yeah, this sounds like itíll take a while...
Ballyhoo: Well... uh... Not sure. Hello Donkey Kong! What do you think?
Ballyhoo: The ape has spoken, lady and gentleman!
DK: PARTY NOW!
Funky: Yo I am DOWN with that!
Violet and Goomp look each other in the eye.
Star Battle 1!
Back at Grand Canal...
Rudy: So yeah, I just took down a giant pig-armadillo thing all by myself.
Gondola Guy: Whatever.
Rudy: Yep, Iím pretty awesome.
Gondola Guy: Didnít you steal a few Orbs?
Rudy: Uhh... No?
Gondola Guy: Itís in the paper.
Gondola Guy: Well here we are at the Star Space.
Rudy: Hey, giant Blooper! Do you have the Millennium Star?
Giant Blooper: ...
Gondola Guy: Itís an animatronic.
Rudy: Oh... Well now what?! This is awful! I sure hope Violet is having a better time than I am.
DKís Treetop Temple...
Violet lands on a space. Goomp lands on a ? Space right behind her.
Violet: Oh no!
Two Ukikis on barrels come down and roll over the two, taking coins away from each of them.
Goomp: I didnít mean to!
Violet hits the dice block and gets to the Star.
DK: Want it?
DK: Youíre a coin short.
A while later, Violet comes back.
DK: Better! You get shiny! ... DK sure glad he no longer have to play party games. DK getting too old for this since fourth one!
Ballyhoo: And thatís your game, folks! Violet is the winner of the Star Battle Arenaís first round!
Goomp: No! Lord Fawful wonít forgive me!
Suddenly Violetís two Power Stars float away from her and ram into Goomp.
Private Goomp falls off the board and into the river.
Ballyhoo: Well, youíve won! Isnít that grand?
Violet: Shouldnít we save him or something?!
Ballyhoo: Why? Heís evil! I used to be evil once. But then I got into therapy. Truth be told, the whole ďjoin a villain groupĒ thing from the last Fun Fiction was really more Big Topís idea.
Violet: I... donít care.
Ballyhoo: Whatever floats your boat! Fine, weíll save him...
Back at the Star Carnival...
Goomp: Ow, my head... Huh? What happened?
Violet: Your eyes arenít red anymore. Does that mean youíre good?
Goomp: I remember visiting Larry... and the rest is a blank.
Paraplonk and Guy appear, but theyíre still evil.
Paraplonk: No, he lost!
Goomp: Guys, whatís going on?
Guy: Goomp, you canít join them, theyíre against Lord Fawful!
Goomp: Oh great, weíve been brainwashed again...
Paraplonk: Donít worry, Lord Fawful, Iíll avenge my fallen brother!
Ballyhoo: Sounds like another Star Battle! But thatís all the time we have for today! Weíll see you next time at Goombaís Booty Boardwalk for part 2!
Paraplonk: Heh, heh. Booty.
Everyone else: ...
Rudy: I donít believe it! It has to be around Grand Canal somewhere! It just has to!
Midbus jumps out of the water, back to normal.
Midbus: PUNISHMENT TIME!
Fly Guy: I donít care what you say! Weíre having a duel game and weíre having it now! Prepare yourselves!
Rudy: Itís time to d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-DUEL! ... Say, does the Millennium Star count as one of the Millennium Items?
Fly Guy: No. Here we go! The game is... Camp Ukiki! Have fun!
Midbus: ... I SAY WE HAVE A ROUND OF PRACTICE!
Rudy: Yeah, me too.
Soon, they play Camp Ukiki. Due to Midbusís size and weight, Rudy easily bests him.
He falls over.
END OF CHAPTER!
And so brave
Rudy defeated Midbus. He didnít find the Millennium Star, but the trip
to Grand Canal was not a waste! But what will happen with the others? Only
time will tell!
Chapter 17: Kung Fool
The gang went their own ways to look for the Millennium Star. While Violet battled the brainwashed Private Goomp in the Star Battle Arena, Rudy went to Grand Canal and faced off against the first of the Fawful Six - the mighty Midbus. Both of these challenges became victories, yet the sinking city held no prize for THIEF- I mean Rudy.
P.T.: Well here I am. ... Now what?
The Karate Duo appears.
P.T.: Aaah! Those guys!
Duo 1: We are Karate Duo Numbah 1!
Duo 2: Numbah one!
Duo 1: Weíll beat you to the Millennium Star!
Duo 2: We will!
Duo 1: Fawful paid us to stop you!
Duo 2: Paid us!
Duo 1: KIIIIIIYAAAAAA!!!1
Duo 2: HAAAAAA!!!
Duo 1: YAAAAA!!!
Duo 2: HOOOOOO-
P.T.: Uh? I need help!
P.T. looks around.
P.T.: Dry Bones! Assist me!
Dry Bones: Huh? Okay. Donít really want to, but sure.
P.T.: We will see who can best who at the climb to the to- HEY!
The Karate Duo has started jumping around toward the top.
P.T.: Come on, hurry fast!
Dry Bones: As opposed to hurrying slowly?
P.T. and Dry Bones run up to the bottle rocket area.
Karate Koopa: 10 coins to ride. I donít know where itíll land, though. So... Yeah.
Dry Bones: Okay... easy-peasy... You take the right one and Iíll take the left one.
P.T. and Dry Bones pay 10 coins and the Koopa ties them to the rocket. Dry Bonesís instantly takes him to the space right before the rockets while P.T. is flying all over the lower region.
P.T.: AAAAH! DUCK!
Dry Bones: Where?
P.T. rams into Dry Bones, knocking him down. The skeleton gets back on his feet.
P.T.: GET DOWN!
Dry Bones starts disco dancing and gets hit again. But this time he grabs onto P.T. and rides the rocket all the way to the top. They reach Master Koopa at the same time as the Karate Duo.
Duo 1: We have been defeated.
Duo 2: But we can still get the Star! We have-
Both: LUCKY CANDY!
The two absorb the power of a candy bar and throw energy blasts at P.T. and Dry Bones, knocking them down a few spaces.
P.T./Dry Bones: OH COME ON!
They land on the space sticking out of the dragon cannonís tongue. He promptly spits them out toward the bottom of the peak.
P.T./Dry Bones: WHYYYYYY?!
Ballyhoo: Welcome to Goombaís Booty Boardwalk! For this challenge, get to the end with 50 coins! If you donít, Captain Goomba will have you blasted back to this area! First to do so wins!
Violet and Paraplonk glare at each other.
Star Battle 2!
Ballyhoo: Letís get to it!
???: Not so fast!
Captain Syrup appears.
Syrup: I was pillaginí the boardwalk and thought I smelled a Star Battle! Count me in on this action!
Ballyhoo: Lady and gentleman, we have the lovely Captain Maple Syrup as a guest partier today! However... Star Battle Arena is a one on one kind of thing, if you know what I mean...
Syrup: Well make an exception! Iíll make you walk the plank, landlubber!
Ballyhoo: Whoa! No need to get hasty! It looks like we have a new challenger! But... parties like these require a maximum of four characters! Youíll need a second!
Green Pirate Guy appears.
Green: Oh,hey Violet. Long time no see!
Syrup: Enough chitchat! Ye are gonna help me win this!
Ballyhoo: Not so fast, Captain! Itís everybody for themselves in this game! So we have all our players? Well letís get this party started!
One Austin Powers-esque scene transition consisting of Dry Bones dancing around later...
P.T.: Finally... back... at the top...
Dry Bones: Iíll say...
Master Koopa: P.T. Piranha and Dry Bones... Iím afraid you are too late. The Karate Duo has earned the Power Star from me. However, they have yet to receive the Millennium Star, as it is not on this peak.
Master Koopa: Indeed. The Millennium Starís whereabouts are a mystery to me, but it does not exist atop this peak.
P.T.: Ugh... Well what do I do now?!
Master Koopa: It is a mystery.
Dry Bones: Say, hasnít it been five turns?
Dry Bones: Well in the game after every five turns, Bowser would mess something up. But according to the previous chapter, Fawfulís going to do bad things instead.
Fawful (Larryís body) appears on the board.
Fawful: I HAVE CHORTLES! THE SECOND AND THIRD WHO ARE BEING MEMBERS OF THE FAWFUL SIX HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN BEING THE WINNERS OF THIS BOARD! THIS IS BRINGING HAPPINESS FOR FAWFUL!
Dry Bones: Dang.
Fawful: HOWEVER IT ALSO CONCLUDES THAT THE MILLENNIUM STAR IS NOT HAVING PRESENCE. FAWFUL WOULD NOT BE HAVING IT ANOTHER WAY! NOW IT IS TIME TO PLAY A FAWFUL MINI GAME!
P.T.: Canít you just let us off with a warning?
Fawful: IT IS BEING TOO LATE FOR THE WARNINGS! NOW IT IS BEING TIME FOR A MINI GAME!
Game: Fawfulís Lovely Lift!
Players - P.T., Dry Bones
Fawful: The goal is to be hitting the dice blocks of randomness while riding the elevator of doomy qualities! I have chortles as I watch you inevitably be failing from the attacks of Fawful!
Fawful: BE GOING!
P.T. and Dry Bones are on the elevator already. P.T. hits the left two dice blocks (playerís left) and Dry Bones hitís the other two. The numbers add up and thatís how many floors the platform rises.
Fawful: I HAVE FURY!
This keeps up for a while until they pass the 50-story mark.
Snawful: I have helpfulness!
Dry Bones: Oh come on!
The two protagonists now have double trouble to jump over, but they get to the top without major problems.
Fawful: NOOO!!! FAWFUL HAS LOSING!
He warps away in a black hole and the Snawful follows.
Dry Bones: Yep.
Another weird scene transition, but with P.T. dancing.
Paraplonk: Oh come on!
Paraplonk is in dead last at Goombaís Booty Boardwalk while Violet and Syrup are battling for first place.
Green: Hey, Iím only one space ahead of you, man!
Paraplonk: If I lose itís less likely that weíll find the Millennium Star! Then we canít cover the world in darkness!
Green: ... Go on, Captain, you can do it!
Dolphin: Hey! Hey! Hey! Want a ride?
Syrup: No! My turnís already over-
Violet reaches Captain Goomba.
Captain Goomba: And do ye have 50 coins?
Violet: I... I thought that only applied in the Star Battle Arena!
Captain Goomba: It still is the Star Battle Arena, landlubber! Ye just got two extra opponents!
Violet: ... Darn it. But... the world is in danger! Canít you let me off the hook?
Captain Goomba: I immediately believe ye. Here ya go.
Green: Uh, ix-nay on the onspiracy-cay! Isnít that kind of against the rules?
Ballyhoo: Similar to how you and Syrup joining this game is against the rules! So Iíll let it fly! Congratulations, Axem Violet, you win Round 2!
Violetís Star then flies away and rams into Paraplonk, removing the evil will from his body.
Syrup: Forget this! Iím outta here! Green! Come on!
Green: Aye aye!
One transition of Ballyhoo dancing later...
P.T.: So, uh, we beat Fawful. Now what happens?
Master Koopa: It appears your quest here was a false lead. However do not fear, as you have gained something in beating Fawfulís mini game.
Dry Bones: Like what?
Master Koopa: ... Okay, I lied. Hurry, your friends shall await you, back from whence you came.
A cloud carries P.T. and Dry Bones to the bottom.
P.T.: Well then... Hey, wanna join our party?
Dry Bones: Nah.
<Ending: Tsunaida Te, by LilíB>