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So I was gonna do Mario vs. Jack Cayman (from Mad World) before I worked on Mario vs. Crono. I was gonna do it digitally but the crappy composition I had and the crappy line art that I started forced me to pause and rethink. I scrapped what I had done, chose to work on it with pencil and ink (as I usually do), but I was exhausted with it so I decided to shelve it for a later time.

Around that time, a commenter suggested Slender Man. I was vaguely familiar with the character and, coincidentally, Giant Bomb was doing a Quick Look (which I watch pretty consistently) that day about Slender: The Arrival. Soon after I started watching it, I was sold on Mario vs. Slender Man and quickly came up with a composition to work with. These fights are usually very colorful so I wanted to have a lot of black this time, just as the game does. Once I started getting into it, I became worried that I had a layout that was too similar to Mario vs. The Spy (and Mario vs. The Pyro as well but less so). I tried to change the angle a bit and the mood is obviously different but I still think it's perhaps too close for comfort to those pieces.

I have a couple of unwritten rules for these fights: 1) no Nintendo characters (which I'm actually breaking soon enough) and 2) original video games character only. Slender Man originated as a meme so I guess I've broken rule number 2 here. I'm OK with that I guess, just don't expect to do it again anytime soon.
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:iconiamawesome097:
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Slender Man: You may look angry, but I can see you're scared. You're sweating. Don't fight the fear. Don't resist. It will all be over soon.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Terrifying. :(
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:iconiamawesome097:
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Exactly the whole point of Slender Man.
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:iconkiranta:
Kiranta Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Funny in hindsight because Slender: The Arrival is coming to the Wii U.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Maybe Mario will make a cameo. :)
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:iconnoneedfornames:
NoNeedForNames Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Looks like he's gonna have to survive the night if he wants to make it
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I think he'll be fine. :)
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:iconiamawesome097:
Bullshit. Even when you beat the game, he STILL catches. Who actually thought collecting pieces of paper would stop Slender Man?
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:iconlunanuma:
LunaNuma Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Glad you like it. :)
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:icongokuandsonic707:
GokuandSonic707 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Kick his ass Mario!

*Sonic*
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:iconscolethedog:
scolethedog Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mario is like "B**ch do you know who I am?!?! IM THE SUPER MOTHAHF**KING MARIO!!!!"
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:iconiamawesome097:
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Slender Man: Try me, bitch. I am a King of Horror. All you do is jump on turtles and mushrooms with fangs.
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:iconscolethedog:
scolethedog Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mario: You are just a crappasta, im the real deal. I kill harmless turtles with their own siblings.
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:iconiamawesome097:
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Slender Man: I've gained more fame in 5 years than you have your whole life. Face it, pal, you're history. You are nothing compared to me. Saving the princess? Ha, what a fantastic achievement. I've murdered thousands in the course of my eternal life. I could kill right now without lifting a finger. I'll stalk you, slowly but surely, until you start to question whats real or fake. Then I'll take you..one pathetic life at a time. What can you possibly do to me? Eat a mushroom? A flower? A leaf? A star? You can't kill me.
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scolethedog Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mario: I have a smashing mustache, your just an egg with a suit. B*koopa sound*ch, ima more a famous than you.
YA HOO!!!
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:iconiamawesome097:
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Slender Man: I have only been around five years, and I'm known nearly worldwide. It took you more than 30 years to reach the amount of fame you have now. Proportionally speaking, I'm above you.
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:iconkreeperxvi:
KreeperXVI Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol marios face
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:iconthefinalmuffinman:
TheFinalMuffinMan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is flippin' hilarious and a piece of good art! you should be very very proud! :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I am! Sometimes... Glad you like it. :)
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:iconthefinalmuffinman:
TheFinalMuffinMan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconkunehokun:
KunehoKun Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hm. I think this is one of the few ones where I figure Luigi to be the more interesting choice, but yo, awesome series!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Because of the whole ghost thing, right? Yeah, makes sense but I don't plan on changing it to Luigi for any of these. I'll do Mario vs. Luigi at some point though. ;)
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:iconkunehokun:
KunehoKun Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha, can't wait to see. Keep up the awesome work!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! Will do. :)
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:iconiamawesome097:
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Considering Slender Man is immortal and one crafty sonovvabitch, and Mario has only 99 lives, Mario is fucked.
Also: WHO SERIOUSLY THINKS EIGHT PIECES OF PAPER ARE GOING TO STOP A 12 FOOT TALL IMMORTAL KILLING MACHINE?!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I don't know exactly how the 8 pages thing works in the game but yeah, doesn't look good for Mario. 
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:iconalex-foxx:
Alex-Foxx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
After you get all 8 pages, you turn around only to find that Slendy is right behind you. So you don't really win, you just got all the pages. ._.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, I read about that afterwards. Seems like Mario is done for... :(
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:iconstrongduan:
strongduan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
well mario... there is always the other 98 lives XD
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Time is on his side! :)
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:iconstrongduan:
strongduan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
oh! there is a spare fire flower in the item box! that could be useful
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:iconnightcore0music123:
nightcore0music123 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
soo cool
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! :)
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:iconarodiin:
Arodiin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
mario kinda looks like his face is melting. really adds to the creepy effect
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
He definitely looks like he's shitting his pants. ;)
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:iconarodiin:
Arodiin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
more like he's tryin to go freakin super saiyan


Mario: Hell yea i got da 8th page

Slender: static

Mario: yo Slendy why you still here bro, i gots all yo pages, i win

Slender: (in his creepy vioce) dude you serious don't know anything. in the game u die and the real u lives, but dis if u haven't noticed is real life. GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NOW!!!!

Mario: FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...............................................
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:iconbaka2niisan:
Baka2niisan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome! :D
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:iconraymondwireful:
Raymondwireful Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
*Mario Got 8 page*
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yup. He's in trouble all right.
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:icong-horkman:
G-horkman Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Mario's beaten bigger
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:iconiamawesome097:
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Uh, you do realize he's facing quite possibly the most terrifying fictional character as of yet? Last time I checked, none of Mario's enemies are immortal.
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G-horkman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Bowser has never died, even after mario throws him in lava he reanimates his fleshless bones to come and get revenge

Slender man's gonna turn him into a TV? thats basically just another power-up for the plumber to try out. mario doesn't give a fuck hes a cold SoB
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iamawesome097 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Turn him into a TV?! Slender Man deals with you in the most horrible way. He doesn't prefer to outright kill you, he messes with your mind, and no weapons work on him. Bowser isn't immortal, just really, really, REALLY hard to kill. Mario has never killed anybody. The Slender Man can't be killed, since guns, sharp objects, lasers, explosions, extreme pressure, or even exposure to space can't even hurt him. Even looking at him causes you to go insane. If Sonic can kick Mario's ass, then Slender Man can brutalize him. After all, Slender Man represents fear, and NOBODY is fearless.
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oODark-DawnOo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
'cept Space Marines from Warhammer40K. They've had their fear nerve cells removed. When they see immortal demons like Slender, they do this:www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re8Qsa… :)
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:iconiamawesome097:
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I don't really see anything happening. Just a guy beating the shit out of demons.
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