Full Name: Dario
Weight: 150 lbs
Placeholder Theme: "Seizing the Castle" by OC ReMix user "WillRock"
*Every aspect of this character's background is spoilers for Super Mario JBX; most information revealed about this character previously is retconned as of this upload*
Powers & Abilities
Dario shares every one of Mario's moves and abilities, even the power to flip between dimensions (of course, he is unable to call upon the Star Spirit's power or use F.LU.D.D.). However, he also possesses a wide array of his own powers, namely his Hand Sabers; by focusing concentrated energy around his hands held in a karate chop position, he can create swords capable of slicing space itself (meaning he can hit opponents that are transparent or hiding between dimensions). Since they aren't actual swords but energy shaped around his hands to resemble them, he has no risk of dropping them, and can use both hands at once for the technique; he can also shoot them as Sword Beams.
Dario has another formidable power known as "Insta-Skill". By simply observing his opponents' characteristics, Dario can learn every move the character possesses (except for light-based attacks and those that do not fit his anatomy, such as Kirby's Inhale). However, the target must be immobile for Insta-Skill to be used effectively; usually, this means Dario has to kill his target first (if getting them to stop moving is not possible). Dario happens to know a few moves already without having to copy them from their respective characters. they are:
Chaos Spear, Chaos Control, & Chaos Blast - Used by Shadow the Hedgehog
Rakuhouha - Used by Zero from the Mega Man X/Zero series
Galaxia Darkness - Meta Knight's Final Smash
Magolor's black hole attack
Every move used by the Dark Star, from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
All three types of Final Smashes from the Mii Fighters
It should be noted though that using any of these techniques takes up more power than Dario's own attacks (with the exception of the Dark Star's powers, which he can use without expending much energy).
Another visual power, "Omni-Optic", gives Dario various advantages; his overall eyesight improves significantly, so he can see much farther away, even in pitch-black darkness. He can also see invisible foes, easily tell apart a real individual from multiple copies created through illusions, and even hiding between dimensions doesn't help one escape from Dario. Looking into his eyes while he uses Omni-Optic is dangerous, as he can emulate Mewtwo's Disable attack, giving him the perfect opportunity to copy the opponent's powers with his "Insta-Skill" ability (this disabling move can also cancel out power-ups and Super forms, but it doesn't automatically happen by looking at Dario's eyes, so the opponent has a chance to look away).
Dario's deadliest technique is Damnation Drill; it works similarly to the Hand Saber move, except he forms a powerful energy drill rather than a sword. He charges the target with lightning fast speed, attempting to send a gaping hole right through them; if this attack hits, the victim instantly dies. Despite the high speed of this attack, Dario can't change direction, so the attack will usually miss a quick target; however, should it miss, Dario can stop moving and change it into an energy beam to fire at the opponent (while the beam will do massive damage, it is not an instant kill move).
Dario is particularly susceptible to the Star Beam, a move known by Mario. It cancels out his ability to use the moves of other characters for a short amount of time, and if he is using Omni-Optic during that time, Star Beam will also blind him temporarily. Additionally, because he expends so much energy in tough battles, Dario usually must rest for long periods of time; when this happens he secludes himself in an isolated area, and from there he will hide between dimensions to lower the chances of getting ambushed.
Dario does not bother with anything else other than fighting.
Dario is a complete opposite to Mario. He is cold, condescending, and ruthless, seeking out his opponents' weaknesses (physically, mentally, and emotionally), and then making them suffer for it. Dario will stop at nothing to accomplish his goals, and will take any means necessary to carry them out, no matter how unethical it may be. He shows no mercy to anyone, regardless of age, gender, species, etc., and would violently slaughter an entire city without a shred of remorse. Despite his highly violent nature, Dario prefers things to be done efficiently, even if that means no killing at all. He tends to have a perpetual scowl, never showing any positive emotion, though he is also pretty sadistic and enjoys bringing great pain to others when the "opportunity" presents itself.
Relationships with Other Characters
Dario has no relationships with anyone.
- While Dario himself was created in 2013, the concept of a "doppelganger Mario" has been used in previous iterations of Super Mario JBX as far back as 2007. At first, Cosmic Mario was going to be used, but eventually the idea developed into making a new character entirely to fit that role.
- As a result, Dario has undergone more changes than any other OC in Super Mario JBX.
- Dario is the most violent character in Super Mario JBX; he is also the only one who swears frequently (his deadliest attack has a profanity in the move's name; Damnation Drill)
- Though it's a real name, Dario is also intended to be a mix of the word "dark" and Mario; he is commonly nicknamed "Devil Mario".
Now keep in mind, this is just an opinion, I'm not telling you how to make OCs, I'm just merely suggesting that you learn more about character design, original characters, flaws and strengths, ECT. I hope this helped.
Also, Dario does have weaknesses, such as the Star Beam mentioned earlier, which negates his ability to use the moves of other characters; if he's using Omni-Optic when this happens, it blinds him. Using the powers of other characters (with the exception of Dark Star, reasons once again being spoilers) consumes a ton of more energy than using his own, so Dario must use them sparingly and only when necessary, otherwise he'll drain his energy far too quickly. Damnation Drill, Dario's strongest attack, is comparable to the Pokemon move Horn Drill; it may kill instantly, but it tends to miss moving targets if they're fast enough and is very unreliable, best useful for finishing off opponents who can no longer muster the strength to move.. Additionally, he cannot copy every move with Insta-Skill, specifically light-based ones, moves that require the use of tangible objects like mechs, or those that aren't possible for humans to perform on account of anatomy. It is still possible to damage Dario, he is NOT invincible; however, as a major villain of the story, of course he is going to be pretty powerful. However, I DID add weaknesses to him that you apparently missed in the description. Keep in mind if I add too much weaknesses, he won't have as much impact as a major antagonist for the kind of story I'm writing. At the same time, I'm aware making him too powerful would be simply despicable. I have struck a balance here, as hard as it may be to see.
Personality-wise Dario is definitely not perfect; he is completely heartless and places no value on the lives of others. He shuts himself away from the idea of forming relationships of any kind, and doesn't even know how to (those are VERY negative traits). The terrible things he'll do in the comic, he's not even sure of why he's doing it; it's all he knows, and he lacks any other purpose in life, because he had no one in it to guide him. Again, there is a reason for that, but if I say why, it would be spoilers. What you see in the description is only a brief summary of how he acts; it in no way fully explains why he does such things or what caused him to be that way (those are spoilers). And as for the name; I feel there's no need to make up some unique or random name for Dario; like how Nintendo did with Wario & Waluigi, I decided to go with a simple name because it's straight to the point and gives a general idea of what to expect from this character; this same premise goes for his design (if I make him too different, he might as well not be based on Mario at all). He is going to be un-relatable, he's different from everyone else (for a reason). And un-realistic? He's based on the Super Mario series; no surprise there. I know this sounds different from the norm, but while I do agree making characters more relatable is a good move, sometimes you just gotta create someone whose not like anyone you'd ever expect to encounter in the real world, because at the end of the day, this is fiction. Even in the real world, there are some people we just can't relate to. For example, I am an upstanding citizen who wouldn't dream of hurting anyone, whose been raised in a typically ideal environment; I could never fully understand and relate to the pain and suffering an ex-criminal has gone through, or the judgment and hate he gets from the rest of the world, even if it happened decades ago. The torment I've gone through, it wouldn't mean a thing to the ex-criminal. While I can learn how he became that way, I still would not be able to understand how he felt, unless I were to do what he did and suffer the same fate (which is NOT an option for me). The goal with Dario is not to make him relatable to normal human beings; quite the opposite is true. The things that make this character who he is will reveal why I chose to make him this way; in due time.
Please do not take the lack of background information but heavily detailed Powers & Abilities section as someone who was only concerned about making Dario powerful. I have indeed spent a long time working on this character, and I'm still not done developing what he's going to be like. However, I want to keep certain aspects of his character a secret because they are major components to the story and I need to make the comic first and show why he is the way he is there (the reason I created him in the first place). He's also not my only human character (or OC in general); I've got quite a few others, so I apologize if this one doesn't impress you. You're entitled to your opinion. However, please do not make the mistake that I am an amateur at this; as I've repeated over and over, there is a reason to everything I've chosen when creating Dario, and even then some aspects are subject to change; I've actually rewritten him quite a few times, and I don't claim to be perfect. The constructive criticism is appreciated, but it's the basics, which I already am fully aware of and have utilized in my characters.
Nice job, I hope u keep making good artwork
Just straight up energy sword hands. AND all of those abilities? GG Mushroom Kingdom. XD
Bro, if Dario had a partner Pokemon, he'd get an Aegislash.
Dario would especially show interest in using Ultra Beasts. I can't guarantee he wouldn't command them to attack the opposing Trainer either.
His team would be:
and last but not least! Tyranitar.
Yuko sounds interesting; is he a ghost?
Taking a bit of inspiration from a Yuki-onna. Plus it's very easy to mistaken him for Mario at a distance. Since I didn't write much about him. His appearance(like most plumbers) has him look very much like Mario. Ironically enough, He's weak to Fire attacks. But he never really ventures far from his territory to actually encounter someone with these attacks. Mario usually tries to befriend him... Which usually ends with him being frozen and pushed off his mountain. Hopefully Yuko will one day soften up and try to befriend someone.
But all in all. Yuko's way more harmless than Dario. Because he rarely seriously hurts anyone. He either just freezes them to push them away somewhere or pushes them away in a snowball. Either way. Whoever he encounters usually ends up far away from him when they bust out the ice block.
I'm saying most everything here, so my comment on the drawing itself will be pretty brief.
Also, but not going to spoil anything here, but does Dario Have any other weaknesses Other than the star beam?
Nope, the Star Beam is Dario's only weakness; he can be damaged, per se, but as you can see by the list of his abilities, doing so will be... Difficult, to say the least!