Paul Henry wrote:
Luigi said Mario's his hat helps him keep his power and without it he goes mad.
Was this simply a reference to Super Mario 64 in which he takes much more damage without his hat, or does his hat do more than that?
What do you guys think?
Do you think his hat will be more significance in the future?
If so, how?
Well, you're in luck pal. Since I was the one that said that, let me clear up exactly what I meant.
Luigi (me) says: "Don't take it personally Ash. Mario needs his hat, if he doesn't have it, he goes mad. It helps him keep his power. Bye bye!"
There are 3 things you should know about this statement.
1. Luigi likes Ash more then Mario does. This is evident throughout the entire series, since Mario is the one who is always saying "Ash, I hate you!" This is because Mario still holds a grudge against Ash for failing to follow through on his promise to give them a pepperoni pizza back in episode 8. Luigi was never as upset about that incident as Mario was, so that's why he immediately thought of Ash as the first person to get help from. Also, that's why Luigi was more willing to defend Ash and give him the benefit of the doubt.
2. Because of everything mentioned in reason 1, Luigi is a bit more concerned about his friendship with Ash, so that's why he tried to make him feel better and say that it wasn't his fault.
3. About Luigi saying that the hat "helps him keep his power."
I actually improved that line on that spot, and it was more of a psychological statement than anything else. Mario's hat is basically his trademark image, so without it he kind of loses his identity. This isn't an actual physical thing, but more of a psychological thing, so it's not meant to mean that Mario actually loses his power without his hat.
Hope that helps! ^_^
haha, so all this hype over an improved line. Thanx Chris, this totally clears things up, although I do have a question now, how much do you guys tend to improv? You seem to do a very good job of it if you do it often.