Wait, Is Rosalina Evil In Mario + Rabbids? The Internet Sure Seems To Think So

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Yesterday he Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope The story trailer was released and gave us a lot more footage of all the characters that we will be able to see when the game launches for Switch on October 20. In addition to the classic team, the Rabbid Lumas and the newly introduced Bowserit seems that the trailer is teasing the presence of another Mario star (if you’ll pardon the pun) and may not be as friendly as we’ve seen her in the past.

If you couldn’t guess from our stellar suggestion above (or, indeed, from the title), many seem to think that Rosalina may have a role to play in the latest tactics game, but not as a hero.

Expressed in an emotional tweet from @SoyDownLoThoThe Twitter user posts a small section of the trailer showing Cursa (the game’s main villain) snatching up the Rabbid Lumas before turning red and smashing them with her galaxy-shaped hand.

Watching the clip, you might be thinking, “hmm, now where have I seen that blue eye before?” The answer may well come from super mario galaxyThe supervisor of the observatory, Rosalina. That friendly blue eye certainly matches that of the space princess. “But she waits, what is that in the middle of Cursa’s chest?” we heard you ask, that’s right, it’s a star! Where have we seen a character with a star on his chest before? BoomRosaline again.

Perhaps the biggest clue to Sparks of Hope’s Rosa-to mean-a twist is Cursa’s galaxy-filled arm and hand. It is true that blue is not an uncommon eye color in video games and we assume that someone else could have a piece of clothing with a star on the chest, but how many characters can become in a drop of the Eternity galaxy? Not so many.

If you think about Super Mario Galaxy 2, you might remember Cosmic Spirit Rosalina (seen below) who has a history of becoming a small galaxy. She also has a history of growth, like, really big. The ending of Mario Galaxy proved it, with Mario becoming nothing more than a small plumber alongside Rosalina’s towering form.

Cursa’s slight hesitation before pulping the Lumas may hint that there is still some goodness left within her, though crushing your friends in your hands is generally a pretty unforgivable move.

The question remains as to why Rosalina has gone to the dark side. Twitter, of course, has its theories, with @Despair_ReRuns linking Cursa with the manipulative power of the MegaBug in Mario Kingdom Battle + Rabbids.

Whether it’s a connection to the previous game in the series or a bunch of old antics from the beginning, we’re excited to find out if Rosalina will make her galactic return in Sparks of Hope.

What do you think of this theory? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!

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