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Rosalina's Legacy by e-hima Rosalina's Legacy by e-hima
I'm a huge fan of the theory that Rosalina is the daughter of Lady Timpani and Lord Blumiere from the Paper Mario series. :]


The quickest summary I can write is there are coincidences that Timpani and Rosalina share. A major point is that both depictions of their home involve a tree on a hill and them residing in a place where no other beings are mentioned to exist beyond their own family-- Timpani with Blumiere and Rosalina with her father, mother and brother, respectively.

The second major point is Dimentio's promise of a 'shadow' that would seek to destroy all worlds after his demise in Super Paper Mario, which would likely be the cause of Timpani's death in Super Mario Galaxy-- and while it couldn't destroy the paradise created from the Purity Heart, it's very likely this was the destruction of Rosalina's 'world' in her childhood. [This can get confusing if you don't know the plots from different games, but it's worth noting!]

And the third major point would be the Tribe of the Ancient's knowledge that darkness, ultimately, can't live without light. The Shamans from the Mario series understood this information from the [Dark] Prognosticus, whose owner is almost certainly the late Dimentio himself. Hence, it's likely Rosalina exists as Dimentio's failsafe to provide the light that will battle the source of evil that will enter every Mario story, regardless of who the protagonist/antagonist may be.

But hey, like I said, this is all just a theory. It's just really cool to me. :D

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Along with Rosalina, I added Dimentio, the seven Star Spirits, Twink, Tribe of the Ancient Four, and Geno (who I designed differently because his game depiction is just Gaz's doll from Super Mario RPG-- so this is how I imagine a Star Warrior would look like to serve Rosalina). And for personal kicks, I chose green for Geno's hair to connect the mystery of Rosalina's brother (in Rosalina's storybook, her younger brother is depicted with mint-green hair). Still kept certain features like the key symbol on his armor, and the line on his face that his toy form had. :]

Man, these characters are definitely tops on my list of favorites. Sometimes I wish the Mario games would flesh out more of their back-stories, but at least it gives us wiggle room to imagine possibilities. :D I definitely plan to make other illustrations based around this theory for personal enjoyment.



Handy references:

Tribe of Ancients www.mariowiki.com/Tribe_of_Anc…
Star Spirits www.mariowiki.com/Star_Spirits
Twink www.mariowiki.com/Twink

Lady Timpani www.mariowiki.com/Tippi
Lord Blumiere www.mariowiki.com/Count_Bleck
Timpani & Blumiere's Ending www.mariowiki.com/images/a/ae/…

Geno www.mariowiki.com/Geno
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:iconomgsuchamaze:
omgsuchamaze Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
This is a pretty cool theory, but it has one flaw:

Count Bleck doesn't have a lower half
how can he reproduce
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e-hima Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, the ending indicates via illustration that Blumiere and Timpani returned to their normal selves after being transported to their paradise. If he's a descendant of the Tribe of Darkness (branch of the Ancients themselves), who have married into their own tribe, then it's safe to say that he's originally a normal guy. If the Purity Heart reverses all that is destruction at the climax of the story, I'd assume that the deformation and transformation that was once Bleck's body was restored, in a similar fashion to Timpani being restored from the form that is Tippi. Is this what you were asking?
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:iconomgsuchamaze:
omgsuchamaze Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Eheh, no I really wasn't asking, it was a Blumiere-has-no-legs joke...
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e-hima Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! Pffhahaha. x]
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Dynakirby63 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
That's a pretty awesome lore you theorized there. Much better than mine where instead of Timpani being Rosalina's mother, she's her niece-in-law Sweating a little... 
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HayzyKids Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and one more thing:
Geno
Looks 
Badas! xD
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HayzyKids Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly this just generated a whole plot line in my head. (Not yours something extremely different) :D
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StamayoStudio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I heard of a different theory:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JcK_B…
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e-hima Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh nice, he uploaded the standard theory! :D People were asking Game Theory to come up with a video based on Rosalina. It's nice to see it in detail, but it would've been more interesting if it were a new theory altogether.

Thanks for sharing, I didn't know he made this!
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XxClockworkResonance Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg your story with Geno and all just made my Geno feels go off the charts. Great image I love it so much ;U;
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MinnaJones Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, that's awesome!
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SilverStarlite Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually, i was wondering if you'd be willing to sell me a print of this? i mean, theres a printshop in my hometown, but i'd rather give money back to the artist.
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SilverStarlite Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... this is the most glorious depiction of all my headcanons i have ever seen... :iconcryforeverplz:
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Maxx2DXtreame Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great theory! I wish I'd played the Super Mario Galaxy game now >.<
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Altermentality Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy wow.

I'm not sure how on board I am with that theory, but it's interesting to consider, and this is probably the most amazing Paper Mario fan art I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot in my time.
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Scarbious Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So Bowser was being used by Dimmy?! Oops! 
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TheScorpion0081 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You theory is really thought out and pretty interesting as a whole, although a few questions come up about time table. The art is amazing too. One mild nitpick, I think that the shoulder spike on Geno is a bit much. He still looks awesome, though.

It's nice to see people who are trying to unravel the mysteries behind Rosie's past. I also wondered who her parents were as well as other things that I'm sure Nintendo isn't going to even try to develop. Heck, the fact that there even is a backstory is amazing.

Anyways, beautiful work!
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Micro19 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
dear God woman, how do you do those space nebula cloud things?
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nikomoon0 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Tears coming to my eyes just on the fact that it could be possible she is the child of Timpani and Blumiere. I loved that ENTIRE love story of theirs and balled my eyes out at the end with the two together. I hope the theory is true T^T
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TheGreatMikeyWeston Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'M FREAKING OUT I'M LEGITIMATELY FREAKING OUT OVER THIS THEORY
I love the color schemes, all the humanization designs and your art style in general, they're beautiful
And Geno's redesign is super fantastic like wow I can't get enough of it it's the best
But.
THIS THEORY IS FREAKING ME OUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE IT. IT'S SO PERFECT. SO BEAUTIFUL. YOU HAVE GREAT THEORIES AND GREAT ART. I'M SPEAKING IN CAPSLOCK BECAUSE I ACTUALLY DON'T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THIS
definitely going into favorites like right this second I commend you for being fantastic
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deathcody3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I Always though that to perhaps the next paper mario will explains the reason
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TheBlueBane-Emily Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of those times where I wish I could spam the Favourite button...
This is so well done! I only wish to be able to do art like tghis someday when I get better... QwQ
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DebbyGattaTheBest Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good teory, also I don't agree. The picture is awesome! :o (Eek)  This drawing is very very beautiful Oops! !!! Great job! Clap 
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e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, it's cool you don't agree, it's just a theory! Glad you like the picture either way!! :D
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DebbyGattaTheBest Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, no problem! But now, thanks this theory, I think that Rosalina and Lady Timpani could be related! Infact, in my version, Timpani has the same Rosalina' s hair colour, and I think also that Rosalina could be an Ancients, too. You're theory is very sad but also very beautiful! Ok, now i leave. bye :)
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embercoral Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But wait a minute...the mother of Rosalina died centuries ago, according to the bedtime story in Super Mario Galaxy. Either Mario and his friends/enemies don't age ever, the Paper Mario we know of is that of an alternate universe (in which case how the hell did Rosalina get to the original Mario's universe?), or the timeline is all out of order.
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e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, well yeah man, if Rosalina's become that of a cosmic entity and exists for centuries on end, then that'd fit the theory. The ending of Super Mario Galaxy cleans that up pretty well because of Rosalina's exclamation that every galaxy exists in a different way. Aside from that, I'm not really sure what you mean by 'the timeline'. Could you elaborate? :^o
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embercoral Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean the timeline in which the RPG games (specifically the Paper Mario ones and SM RPG) were made compared to the main games. Super Mario Galaxy came after all the RPG games up to Super Paper Mario, so how would Rosalina not know that she was a cosmic entity when there were already such things as Star Sprites? She found the Luma as if she's never seen a star-related creature before, and Geno was clearly associated with Star Road, star spirit or not.
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e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm, I think I see your point. But that timeline wouldn't cut it with the multiverse the SMG series implied. Even without the theory I mentioned, the points in that timeline could very well be switched around with little effort. Granted, I've read a few articles from people who actually try to put the games in order, and this one is probably my favorite, hahaha ---> www.lemmykoopa.com/lk1-5.html
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embercoral Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I guess it could also be said that perhaps the events of SPM were so traumatizing to Rosalina that her mind erased certain parts of her memory as a natural defense mechanism. That sort of thing has been known to happen in real life.
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e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Huh! You bring up an interesting aspect of Rosalina being able to see events prior to her birth, given she's become a cosmic entity (so long as Dimentio's death and Lady Timpani and Blumiere's paradise remain the origin points for the Mario multiverse, it's possible she could travel backwards as well as exist forwards). Daaayum. I wouldn't have thought of that!
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embercoral Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But of course! How else would she be able to know what her mother looked like before she became a Pixl? Rosalina may not necessarily be omniscient, but she could be omnipresent.
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PotatoGurl12 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is Geno the one in the gold armour near the front? 
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e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! :D
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PotatoGurl12 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nailed it :3
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princesseclairtippi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job!! First off, I've never even heard of that theory, sounds interesting! And the effort put into this is phenomenal! All the detail and characters!
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dreyco-chan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
woo..solo puedo desir...wowo
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berries-with-milk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student General Artist

This is simply gorgeous. The composition, style choices, and color scheme are simply fantastic.
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castlecrashergirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful.
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girlyblueradio Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist
That's a pretty interesting theory and I love your redesign of Geno.
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UltimateShadicSSJ3 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Artist
Are you really sure this got any relation with the Mario games??
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e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Are you asking if a Mario theory is relative or if Mario characters are relative?
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UltimateShadicSSJ3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Artist
A half of both....
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e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A half?? Lol, I'm not sure what you mean. But yeah, theories and characters have to come from an idea or story-- and in this case are elements/characters found in the Mario games. Judging from people's responses, I'm guessing this particular theory doesn't circulate much, but I've read and enjoyed it as much as other theories (e.g. Princess Peach being Rosalina's mother instead, the enemies in Mario worlds being transformed Toads, etc.). :]
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Jonashley Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Awesome I perfectly know that feeling, I hate how Miyamoto convinced the people behind Paper Mario: Sticker Star to ditch the story and make another Mario game where the princess is kidnapped by Bowser and the final level is a castle with lava, After the amazingness of Super Paper Mario I cant believe that he is still convinced that Mario games doesn't need storylines or new characters
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e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's disappointing. I can see how they company wants to steer clear of plot devices to produce a game without any extra hassle or potential problems. But then we get all these really cool characters they could be fleshing out! I've yet to play Sticker Star, but what you described sounds like what they did to Super Mario Galaxy 2, where they cut back on the story and just made what seems like a game repeat in terms of a general plot. "Oh, you like this story? Well you can't have it." Hahahaha. :P
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Jonashley Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Good to see that you understand this, I said something like this to other fans and now they hate me :p
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Altermentality Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my personal experience, there are a lot of Paper Mario fans that view Sticker Star as a big disappointment. You're definitely not alone!
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:icone-hima:
e-hima Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Naah, screw 'em, hahaha. People that hate like that ain't worth nobody's time, it's just a game either way. Glad to meet someone who agrees though! :D
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