|Cut out that angelic choir! NOW!|
|Nasties! Stop attacking the angels, you boneys!|
By the way, those Nimbis have faces like the Canadians from South Park. I don’t think that reference was intentional.
So, Mario and Co. reach Grambi’s room… and see the elder is under attack. An army of demonic Skellobits come to block Mario’s way! But one of the sages of the Overthere arrives, with an army of angelic Nimbis, to fight off the army. Angels versus demons… Man, this scene is Dan Brown’s pixelated wet dream.
“Now war arose in heaven. Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back[…]” Revelations 12: 7-9, in the freaking Bible. I didn’t make that up. This part of the game mimics the Book of Revelations in the Bible. Seriously. Add to this that the Book of Revelations is about the apocalypse, and look at that giant Void in the background, and there you go. Complete Bible reference. Which reminds me, since the Void is also in the afterlife of video games, that means that even if you’re dead, you’re still gonna be annihilated. This hole in the fabric of reality transcends all. There will be no afterlife, no Heaven, no Hell, because this thing will gobble it all up; and it will have gobbled up everything else, too. In the video game universe, even if you’re dead, you’re not safe. That’s… chilling.
|Holy crap, this monster is huge!|
|I hate to go the obvious route for a joke, but...|
"What a twist!"
Anyway, on their return to Flipside, Mario’s team heads to Flopside and puts the final Pure Heart in the last pillar. The last door opens… at the top of the black tower in Flopside. You could go… but at this point of the game, there are plenty of things to do:
-Discovering all of Saffron and Dyllis’ recipes;
-Look for all 256 collectible cards in the game;
-Buy maps from a merchant named Flamm, hidden in Flopside. His maps lead you to locations with hidden cards for the collection, which you find by using the Pixl Fleep on the spots marked with an X;
-Attempting to beat the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials, and then maybe the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials, which you must complete twice if you want to face its boss;
-Getting the last few Pixls, whether it’s Barry, Piccolo or Tiptron. Oh wait, you must have beaten the game if you want to get Tiptron. Whoopsie.
Pretty much the only thing you can’t do now is pass the Sammer Guys’ Challenge of 100. They won’t be back until you’ve stopped the Void, and I really, really want to try it again, so we better go through World 8 right now.
The four heroes of the (ugh) “Prophecy” appear in front of a large black castle in the middle of the Void. Wait, they can live inside the Void? That’s… bizarre. Anyway, Mario has to make his way through numerous rooms where he mostly fights mooks from Bowser’s army. Once again, some Pixls are required to go through certain sections; as an example, you need Cudge to hammer the heads of Koopatrols, since they’ve got a spike on their heads and Mario would hurt himself trying to stomp them. Then there’s the Dry Bones who can only be destroyed with bombs. At the same time, Luigi, Peach and Bowser’s abilities are required to get a key that opens a locked door. Because of course.
|Can two strongmen - alright, a strongman and a turtle-dragon -|
be strong enough to hold up a ceiling?
|I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT!|
MIMI, I HATE YOU!
I never forgave you for reintroducing slavery to the world.
I HATE YOU!
You saw that one coming miles away, didn’t ya? You knew what it was gonna be, am I right?
Oh, but Mimi doesn’t stop there. She literally re-uses the old tricks she used in World 2; the hanging mushrooms that make Mario fall into a trap… disguising into Merlee… AGAIN…
Because it worked so fucking well back then! Ah, why must Mario’s team act like a bunch of flipping IDIOTS when Mimi is around? Ahem. “MERLEE” then asks the heroes what they fear/hate most. Whatever you pick will be in the next rooms. You say you’re scared of a Goomba? Here, fight one! Say you aren’t a fan of Fuzzies? Here, fight one! Say you hate Francis? Hello, you can fight him again! …Which is what I choose each time, because I just like to kick this insulting stereotype’s teeth in at every chance I get. Because screw this asshole.
In the fourth room, they meet “MERLEE” again, but she gets angry and reverts to Mimi. All together with me in 3, 2, 1…. NO SHIT!
insults Peach, so the Princess decides she’s had enough and challenges Mimi to
a battle. Of course, that means you can only control Peach in this fight. It’s
a tough one, I won’t lie, but Peach eventually wins. The ground shakes again,
Mario and Luigi run to the next room… and can’t go back. Meanwhile, a pit
opened under Peach and Mimi, and though she tries to save Mimi (she’s got too
much heart), Peach slips and falls down with her shapeshifting opponent. Now
the Bros are all by themselves. Like in the glory days.
|That's not exactly what I have in mind when I think|
of a catfight.
|Two Dimentios? Damn, it just keeps getting better!|
|Oklay, this is a face I've seen enough today.|
TIME FOR SOME ASSKICKING!
|He is indestructible! This is hopeless!|
...Nah, it's never hopeless.
The battle is a bit difficult, mostly because Bleck can summon mini-black holes and he teleports around, but it’s still possible to hurt him. When defeated, Bleck crashes to the ground and asks the heroes to finish him off. Tippi tries to reason with him again, and just as Bleck starts to think about reforming… Dimentio appears from behind and attacks! Nastasia takes the bullet for the Cout and dies. Gee, main character death? Goddammit Super Paper Mario, will you stop trying to be edgy? It's not working!
Dimentio reveals that,
all this time, his plan was to have someone else do all the dirty dark prophecy
work for him, then letting the so-called Heroes of Prophecy defeat that
scapegoat. After which the Pure Hearts’ power would have been used up, and thus
nothing would stand in Dimentio’s way! …What a smug jerkass. I hope he doesn’t
have a face under that mask, because I want to punch it. Ah ha ha ha. Dimentio also reveals that Luigi is still under his
control. He takes the Chaos Heart for himself, and throws Luigi at it,
|In other words, a load of bullroar. And yet, even less|
entertaining than actual stage magic shows.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HA… HA…. B-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! MAWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
This is… the most ridiculous final boss I have ever seen in my entire life! And I’ve seen plenty. But this one is, hands-down, the silliest, stupidest design for a final boss I’ve seen in my entire life. I mean, look at it. Is this supposed to be taken seriously? I can’t. I just can’t. You should. Who thought this up?
|I mean, you should know that in the Mario series,|
the good guys always win.
And the fight is on against this stupid abomination of nature. First of all, it's I have heard enough. I will not tolerate this any longer.
Praise the Lord Dimentio, for he shall end all. Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha.