The Eternal Will of the Swarm
- Jul 4, 2007
- 3DS FC
“I serve… a higher authority…”
This will be the main topic for discussion the character potential of Geno, one of the main characters from the game "Mario RPG" for the Super Nintendo. I'll update as I think up more information or people post something good. For those interested, his Japanese name is "ジーノ", so that's something to look for from Sakurai/ Japanese sources.
Art by Sean Hicks, Omni Jacala, & Chris Szczesiul
The Brawl Geno thread: http://www.smashboards.com/showthread.php?t=72298
The entire thread is ALSO posted in the "Credits" section
A Higher Authority is calling and it wants your help!
As a part of Operation Starfall, it has been our goal for both Nintendo and Square Enix to realize that there is an entire massive collection of gamers who truly care for Geno, Mallow and all these wonderful characters in Super Mario RPG and to have them return to relevancy in another game; specifically seeing Geno as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros franchise.
We have seen tremendous amount of growth within the last year with over 12,000 signed supporters to see Geno return back to the limelight, however we would like to take our platform to perform our most selfless act yet and focus on granting the wishes of children and their families.
Every 30 seconds, a child is diagnosed with a serious illness or injury. These kids are often scared, lonely, and facing painful medical treatments or long periods of hospitalization away from their friends, family, and all things that make being a kid great.
That's where Starlight Children's Foundation comes in. Starlight provides fun, state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming to thousands of hospitalized kids, at no cost to hospital partners.
It is almost a perfect fit considering Geno, himself is a star spirit that is focused on granting wishes!
You will be able to visit our website and see a list of total signed supporters for Geno over at our Operation StarFall website and our social media platform @opestarfall.
And don't forget to learn more about Starlight by visiting their website.
Thank you for everything you do! Your contribution would be much appreciated.
The Operation StarFall Team
Update: Geno #1!!!
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List of Supporters
Blade of Evil's Bane
Dr. Metal X
Smithy (In Spirit)
Graf von Tirol
P Pippin (Peregrin Took)
Just a random scrub
L Lord Tetris
Red Dead Redeemed
Raheem The Dream
Sleeps with Butterflies
W Wind Chill
Luigi The President
noise r us
(over 350 confirmed members so far)
(With Legacy Supporters, it's over 444!)
Legacy Supporters (Beta Version)
Past Supporters of Geno that haven't posted in this current thread
Dark Emperor Hardin
Holder of the Heel
Knuckles the Knuckles
M MR. K
Matthew "Demo" Rak
Shorts / Shortiecanbrawl
Two Big Guys For You
(You can also support our sister thread, Mallow)
C'mon Everyone's gotta do their part!
Geno has only had 2 appearances in the Mario universe, the second being a cameo in Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga. Despite that, during the days of Brawl, the many who grew up with Mario RPG and remembered it's pure awesomeness rose up and spread their passionate cry out to Nintendo. -Which Nintendo heard faintly, but ignored. However, Brawl's legwork had already been laid at that point and it was too late for them to change much. It's a new generation and Geno followers can hope and pray their savior shall return. Legally, Geno is a Square-Enix character. But in the eyes of Nintendo and even Square themselves, he's a Mario character. I believe that matters most of all, and it could happen if they make the effort.
Geno, after all, saved the mushroom kingdom from danger and continued to raise to the heavens. Before his heavenly ascension, Geno vowed to return one day and cast judgement on those that threatened the world.
Mario RPG was more or less a beginners RPG. Though far from the horrid that is FF: Mystic Quest. However, it's execution was wonderful and used a pseudo 3D technique that was graphically impressive at the time. It was developed by Square-Enix, who were gods among gaming companies at the time and represented their love child with Nintendo, who had been their greatest supporters (Before they fell out in the 64 era). Because of the above, Mario RPG is remembered by a generation.
The character of "Geno" is first seen descending from the heavens as a sword crashes through it straight into Bowser's Castle. The dark mechanical armies of "Smithy" have invaded from their horribly twisted universe to lay waste to the (more or less) peaceful lands. The character at this time is actually a star spirit, and doesn't take the form of Geno until he possesses the toy of a child, and takes the toys name. His own name at that point in unpronounceable (♪!?) by humans or mushroom people for that matter. Yes, he's a spiritually possessed doll. Think of Pinocchio in some kind of twisted universe (or Puppetmon). When it comes down to it, Mario may be the hero of the game but it's more or less Geno's story. Mario is just being dragged along, especially when he finds the princess.
The Doll form of Geno appears in cameo form in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in the mini game "Star 'Stached Smash".
Geno has too much move potential, and a large variety of ways to attack that it's difficult to make a single moveset for him. He uses energy attacks, magic, and guns/ cannons. He could be a ancient, almost steampunk-like, fighter with hidden traps and weapons. A very unpredictable style in that. Think of the puppet masters from Naruto and their various unique ways of fighting.
Cannon Ball - My idea for Forward smash, similar to snake having ranged smashes. It could have a short range before falling in a small arc. Or something
Pellet shot - My idea for rabid A. He fires pellets from his fingers in a motion where his hand goes up and down. The pellets disintegrate after a short distance.
Rocket Arm - Commonly used for robots in anime. Could also be a potential forward Smash. I've also seen it used as a special in some people's sets.
Star Shot - Geno's ultimate weapon in the game. It shoots out stars and can appear in a number of incarnations I can think of. An effect could also be used for attacks with star looking particles, for example.
Geno Beam - A charging attack in my set. Geno is forced to stand still and charge up energy. Than unleashes in a laser like beam that can be moves around like Lucario's Final Smash
Geno Boost - A buffing technique in the game. Perhaps a Down special that increases his attack?
Geno Whirl - Infamous technique that delt 9999 damage if timed right. Some people say it should be his final smash because of that, but I feel it's more of a forward smash type of thing.
Geno Blast - Another potential Final smash or special. Summons light from the sky that deals damage to the area around him
Geno Flash - THE idea for his Final Smash. Turn into a cannon and fires a powerful blast of light that increases in size, harming all in it's path.
Examples of possible alternate colors by "zanethedragon"
Here is a general example of a Geno moveset made by McFox during the Brawl days - When I complete my own (It's similar but disagrees in some areas) I'll post it as well. I also have some ideas for alternate movesets based on different attributes of Geno:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7qy2XwUDIo こんにちは桜井さん (Dear Masahiro Sakurai)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBMYR4kJk94 (Geno in Brawl...or else...) - You want to know why Brawl wasn't awesome - They didn't add Geno
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/333390 (Geno Move Generator) - A Flash made during Brawl to represent someone's version of a moveset
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lni0rfv_CHA (Rawest Forest) - A mix of the Mushroom Forest theme with Lyrics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grDgWVpZdd4&feature=related (Waltz of the Forest) - A remake of the above song by the same author years later
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj8zw8rrUhM (Beware the Forest Mushrooms) - Geno's "Theme". Associated him because of the maze Geno leads you through
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/443000 (Geno X Dedede) - A fun little flash I found of a battle between Geno and Dedede
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/528856 (Geno X Dedede 2) - The sequel to above. It promises a 3rd that was never released
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OFEVYVBZaA&feature=related (Magic Geno Tribute) - A video someone put together of various Geno fan art
There is a Mario RPG Hentai-Manga thing. No, I am not going to link it. Rule 34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e8TAKgl-ME Video on Geno and his chances in Smash by the user @Delzethin
Why Geno? by papagenos
Sakurai has actually talked about Geno!
Sakurai: Geno was actually a character I wanted to include as a fighter. He has a gun for an arm, and just seems like he'd fit absolutely perfectly into Smash.
I was hoping I'd be able to put him in as far back as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but unfortunately that never ended up materializing.
Interviewer: And that's why you included him as a Mii Costume this time around?
Sakurai: Yes. He's incredibly popular. Even though he's an old character, we keep getting loads of votes and requests for us to put him in the game. Even though he still isn't in as a playable fighter, I made sure he'd be in as a Mii costume so his fans would at least feel that they got something.
Read more in the article provided
AND OF COURSE, Geno has at least made it INTO THE SMASH SERIES! in one form, playable
LOL, I'm not sure it's possible to center a tweet
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars launched for the Super NES on this day in 1996. Are you Team Mallow or Team Geno? pic.twitter.com/auvmZWJsfM— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 13, 2018
And I can't find the original source, but Geno was mentioned in the infamous Smash Poll that was talked about during the Brawl speculation age
It's His Time!
You can support TerminalMontage and Geno at the same time with this wonderful shirt!
Welcome to Operation Starfall!
Hello, fellow Smash and Nintendo fans! Welcome to the hub for the community-wide onward campaign for Operation Starfall,
the meeting place for us fans of Super Mario RPG, Geno, Mallow, and all of SMRPG's best! Here, we congregate to reach a singular
set of goals, what we as fans have been championing for over a decade: the return of SMRPG and its two exclusive protagonists,
Geno and Mallow, to the Mario mainstream. Read on for more information, and see how you can make your contributions to the cause!