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Paper Mario CTC: Prologue by The-Soupy-One Paper Mario CTC: Prologue by The-Soupy-One
The Prologue to my fictitious Paper Mario game; Paper Mario: Countdown to Chaos.

Click on the numbers to go to the following Chapters!
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
From left to right:
Princess Daisy, one of the spectators of the Time Machine's first run.
Princess Peach, another of the spectators of the Time Machine's first run.
Queen Bean, the queen of the Beanbean Kingdom who is also spectating the event.
Professor E. Gadd who helped Professor Koopenstein with research on a time machine that travels with precision and causes no time holes.
Mario, who needs no introduction.
Goombeverly, a history-loving Goomba who uses tattle
Dr Booston funder of the project, a rich boo who can hide Mario from enemies and other hazards.
Above are several Chronocrystals which are used to power the Time Machine.
If you look at the top of the clock tower, that's the silhouette of the main villain.
Professor Koopenstein, a famed chronologist who worked on the Time Machine.
And that's the time machine.


Plot:
After returning from his multidimensional adventure in Flipside and saving all worlds from being wiped out, Mario takes a deep breath and prepares for a long, deserved nap.
Suddenly, Luigi rushes in with an important looking letter. It's from Professor Koopenstein, requesting that Mario attend the opening ceremony of his newest project - a time machine that can travel with exact precision and causes no time holes. Reluctantly, Mario agrees to go and takes a pipe to Moonview City.
At the front of the lab, crowds have gathered from all over the world, including the Royal family of the Beanbean Kingdom and Sarasaland.
Mario is joined by a lively and talkative goomba girl, named Goombeverly who is Professor Koopenstein's assistant.
As they both board the device, every eye is closely watching in excitement.
With a click of a button and a flash, they disappear into the voids of time. Mario and Goombeverly arrive in a dense forest, which is the exact area they were just in, 80 years ago. Amazed, they explore their surroundings. The come across a hut with a lone Hammer Bro inside, named Mallett. Seeing as he hasn't seen anyone for ages around these parts, he gives the group a hammer to use, as Fuzzies are running rampant in the area. Then, the group heads back to report their experience.
However, they are ambushed by a group of fuzzies, which gives Goombeverly time to explain the controls and action commands. After a short while, the group head back to the machine and head back to the present.
There, as they arrive, crowds begin to cheer loudly, which soon turns into screams and gasps of surprise, as the sky turns dark and a silhouette is seen near the Clock Tower. A bright light fills the screen, and when everybody sees, all the stars on the clock tower have turned grey, and every clock has set to 12:00 and began counting backwards.
Professor Koopenstein, being a professor of chronology, researches the happening and finds that 12 strong sources of power have been detected... but they're all in the past! He looks on upon the situation and finds out that the Moonview Clock tower is a parallel to the Grand Star clock in the T-Dimension, which is responsible for keeping time in the whole Universe. If the Chrome Stars (the collectable stars inthe game) are scattered from the GST (on the clock tower they appear desaturated) then time will slowly begin to collapse on itself, within 12 hours. If some stars are restored, it will slow down the countdown, giving the group more time. To use the Time Machine again, Mario has to find some Chronocrystals which power it (and cannot be used to hold unholy monsters thankfully)
So, the group rushes to the Clocktower, which is known to have a stash of the crystals. At the top, a portal leading to the GST is seen, and that's where Mario can go to restore the stars. In a treasure chest in the corner of the room, they retrieve the crystals and head back. Dr Booston, the bo who funded the project, demands that he join Mario on his adventure, as he wants to travel, and it was due to him that this was possible. Professor Koopestein then zaps them into their next destination, somewhere in the past, which begins Mario's next wacky adventure.


Now, after reading (or skipping through) that huge wall of text, here is a cake: :iconcakeplz:
I hope you enjoy this!

Paper Mario (C) Nintendo
Art (C) Me.
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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Cool!
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GamerStunner27 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice game with a race against time plot, kinda like Majoras Mask.
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The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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CJM-Collexionz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read! Finally got round to doing it. I like how you've introduced Princess Daisy and Professor E. Gadd into Paper Mario. Love the look of Dr. Booston and Koopenstein. And Queen Bean made me snigger. She's got quite a pair of large beans for sure (lol). 

So now that the clocks have started counting backwards, does that mean that the characters are going to be getting younger? Perhaps Mario will turn into Baby Mario if so. :P Can't wait to continue reading.
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The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you very much! :D 
Well, not actually.They're counting down to the "resetting" of time in which time will implode on itself (compared to a time bomb exploding) which will result in time stopping still. Then again, this was posted ages ago, so some things on here may have changed slightly since then xD
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Sindorman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
These scenes are all amazing :D I especially love how you made everything look to official!
Would you mind terribly if i did something simmilar to show my PM story?
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ProtoTypedKnife Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm... I just noticed, there's a ghost like figure on the roof of the clock tower :/ Hint?
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The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why yes, that's the Main villain. ;)
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Minebot45 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, he kinda sticks out like a sore thumb.
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