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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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:icondarkcore2536:
darkcore2536 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
The creator has skills to make such a awesome game design and idea :D
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Smbzoo448 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
As long as it isn't timed like Majoras Mask and instead the game says something like " You've only been gone 90 mins." I would play it. Something like Majoras Mask makes me nervous.
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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Cool!
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:icongamerstunner27:
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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:iconthe-soupy-one:
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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:iconthe-soupy-one:
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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:iconprototypedknife:
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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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why yes, that's the Main villain. ;)
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:iconminebot45:
Minebot45 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he kinda sticks out like a sore thumb.
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:iconprototypedknife:
ProtoTypedKnife Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AH HA! I KNEW IT! :p 
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:iconfireyos:
FireYos Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconideya-freak:
Ideya-Freak Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's really cool that you added Queen Bean!
The Beanbean kingdom needs so much more love in the Mario series, so I'm glad you included her. :)
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Indeed, the Beanbean Kingdom was rather forgotten, yet it was one of the best locations in the history of the games!
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:iconideya-freak:
Ideya-Freak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
It really was- and it was a shame that it wasn't used more. Especially since it was one of the few occasions you see different Kingdoms in the Mario world interact.
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. The Mushroom Kingdom changes every time as well, it's time to move on and go to the places beyond, since we've seen all there is in the place of fungi.
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Ideya-Freak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's true. :)
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T34mC0rrup710n Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god, Queen Bean is so hard to beat in Super Mario Allstars
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MonkeyPhoenix325 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Me again! Long time no see, Goomba! I've been away for a while since my interests shifted from PM. I'm a bit back into it now, though.

So yeah, this looks really good and I'm looking forward to the rest of your chapters.
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Coonstito Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty awesome! ;P
This is a nice concept, the chars and the history are as good as Nintendo's original, I see future in this game, hey! some Nintendo worker can see this and would say why we don't do this instead of Sticker Star? well.. not really sure but is good to dream that in a future we will see Paper Mario in the Wii U, cause that's the next step on the franchise :highfive:
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The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D I'm very glad that someone thinks this should be a canonical game, although that will never happen. :) Again, thanks a lot! :D
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Coonstito Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe who knows? ;P
Anyway is a good story, There is more chapters?
Watch! =3
I loved your works :w00t:
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, you never know who is watching, but it is still very slim.
Yes, there is more coming along soon. :) thanks! :D

And wow, thank you for the watch as well! :D
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:iconcoonstito:
Coonstito Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! :w00t:
:clap:
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SlargTheGnome Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
This sure is impressive. (You can write AND draw, I'm jealous :cries:) Anyway can't wait to see the artwork for the other chapters go up.
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D (Although, google translate did most of the english writing. ;)) Thanks again! :)
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tie-dye-flag Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dr.Booston reminds me of Count Bleck!
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I am impressed by the quality of your work.
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Piranha2021 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm very excited by the plot so far.~ I always have enjoyed time travel stories :iconloveloveplz: Can't wait to see what happens next :giggle:
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I am glad to know that you like it! :) The time travel genre is interesting indeed. :D
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Leonidas23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting story. I'm impressed.
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconpaperbumptyking13:
Paperbumptyking13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
So you've found a new way of doing your chapters, redone your prologue, AND changed your avatar! AMAZING!!! Now that I know you're working on the story again, That seals it, I'm adding you to my deviantwatch.
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is not a big deal, though. ^^; But thank you, for the feedback and watch, man!
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:iconpaperbumptyking13:
Paperbumptyking13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
You may be right, It isn't a big deal, and you earned the feedback and watch. Also, I looked at your paper tutorial that you made when you were Kalzai and using it, I made my first paper styled character, I paperized my partner Bill, here is a link [link] , I wanted to see what you thought.
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The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is very good. I know that when I first did the style it was very bad, but this is a good start.
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Paperbumptyking13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Really? That means a lot.
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:iconpaperbumptyking13:
Paperbumptyking13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
P.S I forgot to mention, on your poster of PMCTC, for all of the locations and what not, how do you get all of those strait lines?
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PolishedBrain Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Both the picture and the story are great!All the characters look really good, and I really like the design of the Time Machine.The story is great, and I like the reference to Paper Mario: The Celestial Clock.
Great Job as always!
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:iconthe-soupy-one:
The-Soupy-One Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! :D
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:iconpolishedbrain:
PolishedBrain Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Noctalaty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Nice prologue =)
I like how detailled the background is, with all these buildings and the park and nice job on the stage, it's really feeting!
The characters are well done, Paper Queen Bean looks awesome and I love the Dr Koopenstein's face.

Oh, and thanks for the cake!
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