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The battle to end 'em all by TheBourgyman The battle to end 'em all by TheBourgyman
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Mario and Bowser are puttin' their dukes up... on a DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION BATTLE! Who is going to win this epic confrontation between good and evil? May the best dancer win!

This picture is mostly a thank you gift for my dearest girlfriend, *lamarce. Her constant presence, support and help in my comic booking "career" (if we can say so) is really one of those things that keep me going on when times get hard. Her help was especially precious during the writing of The 3 Little Princesses. She proved to be a great brainstorming companion when came time to find ideas, or when I just plain hit a wall.

Some of her great ideas found their way into the final comic, which are:

• The cosmic duct tape;
• The TV presentator's dialogue on page 8;
• The Sleepover Cap of Destiny (inspired from a concept she came up with a long time ago);
• The cement cake becoming a Mistake;
• The Whacka Juice (the name, not the idea).

She also played the "editor" role by pointing out my typos, and helping with the French translation of the comic.

This picture is one of her ideas as well.

So I want to ask you all a little favour. If you liked T3LP, instead of commenting here with the usual "good job" kind of message, I ask you to go to her gallery and leave her a message of your appreciation for the ideas she gave for the sake of the comic. If you can't do that, at the very least, just look around and check out her stuff. I'm pretty sure she'll appreciate it, and that you'll find something interesting along the way. ;) She deserves her part of the cake for her contribution.

So what are you waiting for?

:icongtfoplz: :iconlamarce:

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princesshustun Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think mario or bowser should win or a tie idk Shrug 
CaptainSanada Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
By the look of the little Performance captions at their feet, Bowser's gonna win...
daisythecat40022 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member Student Interface Designer
lol epic dance off
Ducratic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd honestly say Mario will win. His flexibility and reflexes allow him to move around a heck of a lot quicker in the games, whereas Bowser (primarily) just jumps around trying to crush the plumber beneath his feet.
superGenofan1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
(you haven't seen what bowser can do in ddr: mario mix. all i can say is to watch protonjon's playthrough with luigi.)
Ducratic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe they're at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza...??? :o (Eek) 
TlCKlNG-CL0CKS Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Statistically, based off of what's being told on the bottom of the picture, Mario's going to win xD
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Perfect competition!
ArtbyDay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always wondered what the poles in the back were for...
ZeroMKX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how Luigi is playing the classics.
MeesterTweester Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
So that's what the handles are for...
knuckles999 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Epic dance off!! (I like how Luigi is in the back playing donkey Kong)
Louloucutey Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
yay!!! a dance off
anminster Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Mario and Co. meet Bowser and minons at the arcade...
Mario: Bowser, what are you doing here?!
Bowser: I could say the same thing to you pesky plummber!
Mario: Wel now that were here, you know what has to happen right?
Bowser: Of game and one game only...WINNER GETS 100 COINS FROM THE LOSER!!!
Peach: Mario, are you sure this is a good idea?
Bowser: Alright, so what game is it this time?
Mario: Donkey Kong?
Bowser: Seriously?!  I'm not even the game!  HECK NO!  Super Mario Bros.
Mario: Come on numbskull!  I beat that game 1,000,000 times!
Mario's Co and Bowser's Minions: PAC-MAN?!
Mario & Bowser: classical.
*Every faces DDR*
Mario & Bowser: *Glaring smile at each other* GAME ON!!!
Luigi: Eh I'll be over here playing Donkey Kong.
*Insert coin... selects the Heavy difficulty...and DANCE!!!
Peach and Toad: GO MARIO GO!!!
Luigi: You go bro.
Mario: You are going down Bowser!
Bowser: Nuh-uh!  You won't be able to tell your right from your left when I'm done with you faucet face!
Deleca-7755 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
PrincessPeachFanLove Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahaha i also play that game :)
PacandPinky101 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Calliope1000 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
tracks147 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
dance off for Mario vs bowser B-) (Cool) 
Gameguy007 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
There is a gamecube game called Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix.
TheBourgyman Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes there is!
Gameguy007 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I know because I have it.
thepikachu33222454 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
luigi is playing donkey kong XD
Sunshineluigi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
that's so sweet for you too  leave a thank you note :iconiloveyouplz:
TheBourgyman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well she's my girlfriend, and helped a lot in the process, so that's the least I could do! :)
ZozanTheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yaaaay dance off! >:U
Zangoose12 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
WhileMario is dancing his 1-ups off, Luigi is trying to beat Mario's high score on Donkey Kong....
TAG990 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
I think the song Mario and Bowser are dancing to is "Speed Over Beethoven" by Rose. BTW, "Speed Over Beethoven" is my #1 FAVORITE song for DDR, the 2nd being "La Copa De La Vida (The Cup of Life)" by Patrick Victorio. I'm just saying, because that might be a reason why Mario and Bowser are dancing so fast.
Germaniac1985 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Haha. Luigi playing donkey kong. Awesome ^^
Primrose-Rachel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
adsolutely wonderful Bunny Emoji-30 (I'm cute) [V2] 
Venusaur15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student
bowser will lose for sure he is fat and heavy also very good art everything is good the small details  
RainbowHearted Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Irony of it all, there WAS a Dance Dance Revolution with Mario in it, titled "Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix"

In it, Mario must dance his way to his goals.

I remember when DDR was cool. I was there for the music. It got me hooked on European electronica bands.

However, with jokes such as "Dance Like an Idiot" from Regular Show and from Gravity Falls, a parody of the game "Dancy Pants Revolution", which, while there used to be arcade games in 7-11s and other convenience stores when the store in the show was shut down in May 1995, Dance Dance Revolution did not appear in America until the 2nd half of 1998. (I found that particular episode very unenjoyable with the fact that the food from a near-20 year old should have been rotting on the shelf.) Because of these jokes, I dare not reveal to anyone I was a groupie for the game.

So yes, DDR brings back the memories of dance to music in a freestyle mode I was in, dancing like crazy.

Sadly, I wish I could brush off JG Quintel's humor as staid and clichéd. But my mom likes the show and yes, I walked into that joke.

She also likes Gravity Falls. She understood how I pointed out every inaccuracy and anachronism as being part of my overthinking.

I like the picture, as it reminds me of my days going to arcades when I had the money.

TheBourgyman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's no irony, I knew about the game beforehand, I just chose not to reference it here.
nopeachfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this drawing really cute good job
protoss1210 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
abusing the bar? booooo. hahah good pic.
bossbananas12321 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013

All Bowser's Minions:  Yeah! you are going to take over Danceworld now!!!

Peach: Yeah! Go Mario! <3

Toad: You can beat him!

Luigi: lol wtf is going on

dragonjule Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
were wreck-it ralph
fluck1285 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
it can be a endless battle Meow :3 
HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I miss arcades already. :(
SDAfanfics Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
What song are they playing? I bet it is "Paranoia Hades" from Supernova 2, because you know. Bowser, is creepy (at least to the Toads' perspective) and evil.  Paranoia Hades also sounds very creepy and evil. It's EXTREMELY HARD too!
vinhchaule Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Nice artwork. Hatsune-Miku-(Winks) [Music Girl] 02 
Mario and Bowser did very well on the DDR battle as Peach, Toad and Bowser's minions cheer hapilly. But most of the time, Luigi is playing 100 m level on Donkey Kong arcade.

It's my favorite picture!
IndicinaCN Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Well Mario and Bowser have already had a dance off in Mario dance mix, but this dance off will clearly be the battle to end all battles in dance history!


Hee hee :D Great job!

mamaluigi339 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gooooooooooooooooooo MAriO gOOOOOOOOoooo
LightningBolttheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Go Mario!! XD
rinxlenfan4ever Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Luigi: *turns around* What the heck- *turns back to game*
ReallyGouda Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GO BOWSER!!!!!! love your art!!!
robloxlittle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
this would be the best boss in mario ever. instead of burning bowser to death just do this XD
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mario AvatarLet's-a go!!! To a "DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION: Mario Mix". Wahoo!!!
dotty10124 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh hes playing donkey kong i sawll it! XD
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