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Fawful
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Fawful, as seen in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. He has a large grin, swirly glasses, green skin, and a robe covering most of his body. He rides atop a flying machine, with lightning around him.
Series Mario & Luigi
First game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Designed by Masanori Sato

Fawful, known as Gerakobits (ゲラコビッツ?) in Japan, is a recurring character in the Mario & Luigi series. Fawful is a follower of Cackletta in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and the owner of a shop called "Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge" in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. He is the primary antagonist of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.

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Concept and creation

Fawful was illustrated by Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga illustrator Masanari Sato. He is also known as Gerakobits (ゲラコビッツ?) in Japan.[1] Fawful was localized for English by Nintendo of America's Treehouse division. Treehouse employee Bill Trinen described Fawful as a crazy character, and the localization team could do more with new characters like Fawful because they did not have to build off of established characters. He stated that the localization process was done by he and Nate Bihldorff where they exchanged notes in the translation. Trinen added that the characters of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door didn't have the same wackiness as Fawful due to most of its characters being based on previously existing characters.[2] Bihldorff stated that during localization, he would generally "work with the translator to find out the nuances of the character in Japanese and try to play off that", but that on occasion, if something jumps out to him, he will run with it, citing Fawful as an example of this.[3]

Appearances

Starting in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Fawful is characterized by his use of broken English and his pronunciations of several different phrases, including "fink-rat" and "I have fury". He is only a minor pest throughout the course of the game, performing minor tasks to impede the Mario Bros., until he is super-charged at the end of the game, becoming a boss. He works for and shows loyalty to Cackletta. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, he runs a shop called "Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge", which is only accessible by the younger versions of the Mario Bros. He does, however, allude to his defeat in the previous game, and explains his hidden contempt for the Mario Bros. and his defeat. This shop trades extreme Badges for Beans found all over the Kingdom. Fawful was said to be hiding here to figure a plan to take revenge on "Red Stache & Green Stache" which refers to Mario and Luigi. This lead up to his role in the third title, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story where he is responsible for Mario and Luigi going into Bowser's stomach along with other Mushroom Kingdom residents, as well as infecting Toad Town Toads with the "Blorbs". Fawful's main plan was to take over the whole kingdom with the power of the dark star, and take revenge against "Red Stache & Green Stache" and Bowser. In the end, Fawful is defeated by Mario, Luigi, and Bowser and explodes.

Reception

Fawful has received mostly positive reception for his appearance in the Mario & Luigi series, described by IGN editor Craig Harris as the Mario & Luigi series nemesis.[4] Bill Trinen, a member of Nintendo's localization team, called Fawful a favourite amongst gamers.[2] Armchair Empire editor Kurt Kalata criticized Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time for its lack of humour, complaining that Fawful only had a brief cameo. He added that Fawful was one of the most memorable Nintendo characters ever made.[5] Gaming Age editor Dustin Chadwell praised the humour of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, citing the quality of Fawful's character.[6] Games Radar editor Henry Gilbert called Fawful the funniest enemy in the Mario series.[7] Eurogamer editor John Walker called him the "very cutest thing ever in the whole history of the entire world", stating that he shed tears of laughter at his "badly translated Japanese game-speak".[8] However, IGN editor Cam Shea describes Fawful's "unique cadence" in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story as tiring. He later stated that "wacky speech patterns" were not funny, stating Fawful should have stayed as a sidekick.[9]

He has been praised for the writing of his lines as well as his personality. Giant Bomb editor Brad Shoemaker praised Fawful, describing him as a "hilarious verbal contortionist".[10] RPGamer editor Michael Cunningham stated that Fawful did a great job as the villain of Bowser's Inside Story, stating that he provides "lots of intentionally awkward dialogue".[11] Another editor of RPGamer, Mike Moehnke called him amusing, stating that he was captivated, citing his "distinctive speech pattern".[12] Worth Playing editor Brad Hilderbrand stated that the only reason to buy Bowser's Inside Story was the return of Fawful, describing him "as hilarious as ever". He also praised the humour of Bowser's Inside Story, citing Fawful's broken English in particular.[13] Digital Chumps editor Steve Schardein called Fawful the best of Bowser's Inside Story's vivid characters, stating that his broken sentence structure prevents anything he says from being boring.[14]

N-Europe editor João Lopes praised the humour of Bowser's Inside Story's characters, giving particular praise to Fawful. He quoted such lines from Fawful as "I have chortles!" and "a winner is you!" (which could also be a reference to Pro Wrestling, for the NES) , giving praise to the Nintendo localization team.[15] Game Informer editor Joe Juba praised Bowser's Inside Story's writing, citing Fawful's "hilariously nonsensical one-liners".[16] Atomic Gamer editor Neilie Johnson called Fawful funny due to his broken English style of speaking.[17] Video Gamer editor Wesley Yin-Poole praised Fawful, describing his speech as "genuinely funny".[18] IGN editor Lucas M. Thomas listed Fawful and his master Cackletta as two characters who should be included in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, stating that Fawful was hilarious and a fan favorite. During the Super Smash Bros. Brawl reveal, a member of the media yelled out "Fawful" as a suggestion of a character to include.[19]

References

  1. ^ "マリオ&ルイージRPG3!!! : 登場するキャラクター [Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! : Appearing characters]" (in Japanese). Nintendo. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/cljj/character/character7.html. Retrieved August 22, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "The Treehouse Interview". Nintendo World Report. November 30, 2004. http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/specialArt.cfm?artid=2205. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ "N-Sider Interview: Nate Bihldorff". N-Sider. July 8, 2005. http://www.n-sider.com/contentview.php?contentid=313. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ Harris, Craig (September 10, 2009). "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Review". IGN. http://ds.ign.com/articles/102/1023475p1.html. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ Kalata, Kurt (January 31, 2006). "Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time - DS Game Reviews". The Armchair Empire. http://www.armchairempire.com/Reviews/ds/mario-luigi-partners-time.htm. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ Chadwell, Dustin (September 24, 2009). "Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Review (Nintendo DS)". Gaming Age. http://www.gaming-age.com/cgi-bin/reviews/review.pl?sys=nds&game=marioluigi_insidestory. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ Gilbert, Henry (September 11, 2009). "Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Review, DS Reviews". Games Radar. http://www.gamesradar.com/ds/mario-and-luigi-bowsers-inside-story/review/mario-and-luigi-bowsers-inside-story/a-20090911155424963017/g-20081002135458498023. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ Walker, John (December 21, 2005). "Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time Review". Eurogamer. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/r_partnersintime_ds. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ Shea, Cam (October 20, 2009). "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story AU Review". IGN. p. 2. http://ds.ign.com/articles/103/1037101p2.html. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (November 2, 2009). "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Review". Giant Bomb. http://www.giantbomb.com/mario-luigi-bowsers-inside-story/61-23983/reviews/. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  11. ^ Cunningham, Michael. "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Staff Review". RPGamer. http://www.rpgamer.com/games/mario/mandl3/reviews/mandl3strev3.html. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  12. ^ Moehnke, Mike. "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Staff Review". RPGamer. http://www.rpgamer.com/games/mario/mandl3/reviews/mandl3strev2.html. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  13. ^ Hilderbrand, Brad (September 28, 2009). "NDS Review - 'Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Insider Story'". Worthplaying. http://worthplaying.com/article/2009/9/28/reviews/68827/. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  14. ^ Schardein, Steve (October 5, 2009). "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story". Digital Chumps. http://www.digitalchumps.com/game-reviews/38-ds/3861-mario-and-luigi-bowsers-inside-story.html. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  15. ^ Lopes, João (November 12, 2009). "Review: Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - DS Review". N-Europe. http://www.n-europe.com/review.php?rid=491. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  16. ^ Juba, Joe (September 28, 2009). "Mario & Luigi Keep It Simple To Great Success". Game Informer. http://gameinformer.com/games/mario_amp_luigi_bowsers_inside_story/b/nintendo_ds/archive/2009/09/28/review.aspx. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  17. ^ Johnson, Neilie (October 13, 2009). "Mario and Luigi: Bower's Inside Story Review". Atomic Gamer. http://www.atomicgamer.com/articles/895/mario-and-luigi-bowers-inside-story-review. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  18. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (December 10, 2009). "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Review for DS". VideoGamer.com. p. 2. http://www.videogamer.com/ds/mario_luigi_rpg_3/review-2.html. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  19. ^ Thomas, Lucas M. (October 19, 2007). "Smash It Up! - Masters of Illusion". IGN. http://wii.ign.com/articles/828/828675p1.html. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 

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From Wikiquote

Fawful (Japanese name Gerakobittsu) is a fictional video game character who appears in the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.

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General Quotes

  • "I HAVE FURY!"
  • "I HAVE CHORTLES!"
  • "I am the great Cackletta's most best pupil, who is named Fawful! I am here, laughing at you! If you are giving us the chase, just to get your silly princess's voice, then you are idiots of foolishness! Princess Peach's sweet voice will soon be the bread that makes the sandwich of Cackletta's desires! And this battle shall be the delicious mustard on that bread! The mustard of your doom!"
  • "Your lives that I spit on are now but a caricature of a cartoon drawn by a kid who is stupid!"
  • "ONE FELL SWOOP IS THE WAY I WILL DEAL WITH YOU FINK-RATS!"
  • "Fink-rat, try as you might, the resulting end will be the same."
  • "Bah! Now is when the talking stops! I do not have time to stop and smell foul roses such as you!"
  • "Finally! Now is the time where my true might shines, like many angry sunbeams of rage!"
  • "St-standing here in the spotlight at such a great gala of spectacularity... My nerves are nervous!"
  • "I need no long speech before this battle, which will be mighty! Snack on my wrath, fink-rats!"
  • "Soon Princess Peach's voice will be Cackletta's snack cake!"
  • "Have you readiness for this?!?"
  • "Ouch, Hotness! It is the overheat!"
  • "Now is when I ram you."
  • "The Super Mario Bros. that I hate are here!"
  • "I drizzled rage dressing on the country next door. Rage dressing on a salad of evil!"
  • "May we flee?"
  • "Preparations have completion!"
  • "Beef? I am lacking in beef. Fawful is beefless."
  • "Yes. Mustache."

Complete Final Speech

  • "I have fury! At last, my entrance with drama! Finally! Now is the time where my true might shines, like many angry sunbeams of rage! St-standing in the spotlight at such a gala of spectacularity... My nerves are nervous! But... Now that I am thinking... Cakletta's revival was all thanks to my quite nasty efforts! Which means that all this time, I am Fawful, who is just a toady! Such working, all for others! And THAT means... The true meaning of our battle gives me fear and confusion!! I need no long speech before this battle, which will now be mighty! Snack on my wrath, fink-rats!"

Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge Transcript

Below is the full transcription of the first conversation with Fawful in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The baby Mario Brothers have just entered his shop:

Fawful: I have boredom...Guests? Now I have...FURY! I say to you WELCOME! Welcome to Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge! In this place beans are like precious treasure milked from a famous cow made of jewels! All who come with beans leave with badges so rare they make mustaches droop with disbelief!
Babies: (cheer)
Fawful: What? The story of Fawful? Your words are not beans. I am not wanting them.
Baby Mario: (jumps)
Fawful: You are like brainless cats that are too dumb to know they are stupid! You have curiosity...but my tale is long, so long it makes babies old and hairy lips grow gray with aging. Do you dare hear?
Babies: (Player selects the option "Um, OK.")
Fawful: Then now you listen! I am here, merchant of badges, only sometimes with fury, but once I had fury at all times. I drizzled rage dressing on the country next door. Rage dressing on a salad of evil! And then the bad men came. Red and green bad men. I had the punishment. Bad punishment with hammers and jumping on my head and the overheat of my ship. I have a little fury even with my remembering...Red! And green! A pair of jumping hammers in red and green who are looking just like you!
I HAVE FURY!
Those brothers of badness! My brain aches at their overalls! I have fury AND headache now! Fawful would be here, reigning over all and laughing at you! ...But no.
SO MUCH FURY!
Stupid mustaches! Hairs like the dirty tail of a horse in a barn built by a farmer who is crazy!
...I HAVE CALM.
(Fawful throws off his red cloak, revealing a white Elvis-like suit)
I am waiting like an elevator. I have the commerce. I run Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge, but...the day comes soon when Fawful rises again, and then no baby's candy has safety! I am counting chickens before they are even eggs, before the chickens are even chickens!
I WILL! HAVE! FURY!
I LAUGH AT DEFEAT!
I FIGHT WITH RAGE!
I HURT YOUR FACES!
Hooof... Heffff...D-Did I...have insanity?
Babies: (surprise)
Fawful: Did I...have evil? I suppress the fury, but sometimes... The fury has me. Red and green puts the fog of rage in my eyes, and my mind goes crazy.
Babies: (surprise)
Fawful: P-Please... I will be fine. No worrying for Fawful. We talk of beans. Beans and badges... We begin trading! What are you wanting?

Bowser's Inside Story

  • A WINNER IS YOU!
  • JACKPOTTING!
  • Such easiness! So easy it gives me the gleeful chortles. I have such strategy! And now for the leaving. You are having a date with Peach's Castle!
  • I HAVE VICTORY! Easy as bread sandwiches! And now for the proceeding on the plan I have planned! Midbus! Come! Fawful calls you!
  • I HAVE CHORTLES!
  • You are like a little angry battery with no friends.
  • It is I who had put the nuts into this statue!
  • Now a Midbus battle will unfold like an angry dip of many layers on the chips of wildest hopes!
  • Oh, I am feeling the power! It high-fives Fawfuls face!
  • Your plan that I laugh at now makes for more laughing!
  • You are wanting your castle? You are not getting there!
  • Fawful is finished... Fawful gives up...
  • Bad noises!!!
  • I... just... wanted some kingdom conquering...
  • soon your enimies will fold like napkins who are crying!
  • lucky hits will shower down like a happy waterfall!
  • Fawful is on the cozy couch, sipping tea that laughs at you!
  • i have remorseness...
  • Midbus power-up gun go!
  • You will wonder in my modified Castle of Peach until you will cry from lack of doors!
  • Beef? I am lacking in beef. Fawful is beefless.
  • You have the impatience...You must stop and sample the sprinklies in life's salad bar.
  • Fawful scattered your minions like litter from a sad, ugly cat. Are you wanting to hear them? For they are on the TV show. The TV show of your tears!
  • Oh, I am feeling the power! It high-fives Fawful's face!
  • Soon, I will have your castle! ...You will visit, perhaps! Fawful will reserve the Crying Room for the crying of your minions. And the crying will be like a savory soda for my soul!

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