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Plumber's Dilemma by MichaelMayne Plumber's Dilemma by MichaelMayne
This idea struck me earlier today. I thought it was too funny to shrug off.


All characters are by Nintendo.
Artwork is 2010 by Michael Mayne.
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:iconjustcollectorzfan:
justcollectorzfan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Artist
oh man this is like the saw movies I watch all the time. :XD: nice job there.
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:iconpastaapple:
PastaApple Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for Pauline. Peach can float and fight bowser.
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:iconask-theawesomario:
ask-theawesomario Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013

I would go for neither.

that princess can save her OWN PRINCESS BUTT FOR ONCE IN A WHILE!

the other one? FORGET HER!

GET LUIGI TO SAVE THEM!

IM ON MY SPAGHETTI BREAK!

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General-Spitfire32 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lets see one is royalty the other is his girlfriend who he never broke up with, decisions decisions.
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Mario has no idea who DK and Bowser really have their lusting sights on. This is the perfect ploy. XD
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:iconschwarzerritter:
SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Not really a choice. Peach can float.
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:iconstridersyd:
StriderSyd Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
This is why he has a brother.
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Funny idea.
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:iconspankingfemfatale:
spankingfemfatale Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
LOL! This is damn funny ;)
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:iconshinragod:
shinragod Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Well needless to say: it's a safe bet we now know who Mario chose in the end.
Only question remains..what did Donkey Kong ultimately do to Pauline? (I think that's her name.)
Glad you made it. It WAS too good to pass up. :D
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:iconzeidy:
zeidy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
You've gone viral, it's spreading through facebook thru the 4chan page...

Awesome art and idea btw, I LOVE IT!
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:iconoldmanwinters:
oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Decisions, decisions!

He be better off going after Pauline first. Peach can float long enough to delay her fall.
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:iconbogm0nst3r:
bogm0nst3r Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Knowing Mario, He'll save both... ven by going back in time.
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:iconiamnotcrazyyouare:
IamNotcrazyYouare Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student
I bet in a situation like this, Mario would rather jump off a cliff. :XD:
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:iconofficial-izzy:
official-izzy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ignore them both: The reason?

Pauline: slut,whore, and DK is in love, and you don't wanna mess with a monstrous ape.

Peach: Has been kidnapped hundreds of times but gives only a cake for Mario as his reward :angered: , SHE CAN FLOAT DOWN TO SAFETY WITH HER PARASOL!!!! , and Bowser would EXPECT Mario to rescue Peach, so he'd eventually give up anyway. :shrug:
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:iconethancaliko:
EthanCaliko Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This reminds me of Infamous...
Kessler: make your choice. Will you save the one you love, or the ones who can help these people?
Either way, love dies...
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:icondemcalor:
Demcalor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
only word that mario can think in this situation = "fuck"
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:icon02lei:
02Lei Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
We all have to make them...or just go home :)
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:iconjurf-rokstar:
jurf-rokstar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
You drew this? I saw this on Facebook. I really don't even know how I forgot that I added this to favorites.
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:iconriodile:
riodile Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Here we go again.
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:iconchibiheart333:
chibiheart333 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Artist
looool
but i think that mario was a campinter when he was with donkey kong
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:iconmasterluigi452:
Masterluigi452 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Artist
I'd say save Pauline instead.
Peach can just float down to her safety.
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:iconnovaalamak:
NovaAlamak Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Go to the right.
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:iconnovaalamak:
NovaAlamak Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No wait! She'll probably float! GO LEFT THEN GO RIGHT!
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:iconkenshuei:
kenshuei Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Enter Luigi.....
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:iconkashafenix:
KashaFenix Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this xD, poor Mario~
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:iconnintendostarknight:
NintendoStarKnight Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Forget Peach, she ain't worth it. Go for Pauline!
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:iconmangaotakutb15:
MangaOtakuTB15 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooh, some Peach fanatics here!~

I'd say neither. Mario must be tired of saving people (besides, like DK would REALLY throw Pauline anyway. I guess he's testing Mario's resolve?) repeatedly. What's funny is both Bowser and DK are in love with the respected girl they're holding.

Mario: *picks up phone* Hey sonic!

Sonic: Yo! What up, Mario?

Mario: What do you do when you have two girls about to get dropped on the ground with an ape in love with one and a koopa with giant spikes holding the other who's a princess? Which one would you save?

Sonic: Beats me, dude! I already tried saving a princess 4 times in one game! I ain't easy!

Mario: Sonic '06, right! Also, try saving one per world. Oh wait. You practically try to save the world per game. So, that'a close enough I guess.

Sonic: Daaaaamn. Them royalty really need to upgrade their security! They have the money for it, right?

Mario: What do you think I tried to tell Peach?

Sonic: It's party time?

Mario: Very funny.

Sonic: I'm just messin' with ya.

Mario: You know what? I'm off for a vacation. Wanna come to chat about gaming sales?

Sonic: Sure! So long as I stay around the sand.

Mario: Still having hydrophobia?

Sonic: Hey!

Mario: I don't blame you. Beach water's too salty anyway.

Sonic: I guess. See ya there! *closes call*

Mario: Same here!*closes call*
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rosariovampirefan100 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that is really cool
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SilentNinja10 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
PEACH, PEACH, AND A MILLION TIMES PEACH FORGET THAT OTHER SLUT SHES MARIO'S EX GIRLFRIEND
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:iconagentbananayum:
agentbananayum Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Yay!!!!!!! Pauline's a slut!!!
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:iconsilentninja10:
SilentNinja10 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Heck Yeah!!!! She's a slut!!!
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:iconmarioluigi25:
MarioLuigi25 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I don't think DK would drop Pauline because he likes her. But anyway, simple solution here. Have Mario rescue Pauline and leave Peach to Luigi. Probably solved :XD:.
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:iconbunnyash890:
Bunnyash890 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lol go for peach! she more pretty XD
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:iconyassinius:
Yassinius Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Maybe Luigi can help :P
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:iconthemasteraura:
TheMasterAura Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I preffer rescue Pauline
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:iconevangelionmetunitone:
EvangelionMetUnitOne Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I was Mario I would go to peach.
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:iconstridersyd:
StriderSyd Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
This is why he has a brother.
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:iconmatt-flame:
Matt-Flame Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mario:hmm
go to Brooklyn and take on king kongs son to rescue a normal girl that would probably reward me
or
go to a diffrent world where i can jump super high gain powers ive never had before beat a dragon and save a princess that most likely not give me anything and end up getting kidnapped over and over again only baking me a cake
hmm.....
Luigi: to bad your not me Mario (walks off with princess daisy arm in arm)
Mario: :faint:
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:iconthemasteraura:
TheMasterAura Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Amen to that :)
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:iconhugo-h2p:
Hugo-H2P Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sensational dude! Really, it's DD worth!
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:iconnawel249:
Nawel249 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Mario: I have my live. SCREW YOU ALL! I M GOING HOME AND PLAY SSB WITH SONIC! YOU CAN DO WHAT EVER YOU WANT!
All: ...
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invislerblack Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
definitly right. go for peach she looks better, and is rich

aldo fighting a gorilla is saver than fighting a fire breathing gorilla sized turtle dragon
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:iconwosukoart:
Wosukoart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And at the end of the day, all he gets is cake
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:iconuchuukeijiraidanjin:
UchuuKeijiRaidanjin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I'd go for Pauline :meow:
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:iconcoolcomics:
coolcomics Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Writer
I'd say go after Peach.
Reason? Peach looks better than Pauline, She's RICH and a PRINCESS, and she's Mario's true girlfriend. While Pauline looks like a dumb whore, poor, and doesn't look nice at all, and isn't mention in any more Mario games.
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baxer12 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol, poor mario, if i were him i would just call up lugio and have one of them save a girl each,besides there's a reason why the game is called the super mario brothers and not just super mario, no offense or anything just suggesting my opinion, but very good work.
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MichaelMayne Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So that two players can play competitively?
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:iconbaxer12:
baxer12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
not exactly, i was thinking so that "both" of the girls could be rescued at the same time with a little help from luigi so that mario would have a load taken off his shoulder.
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