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Weirdness: These Tombstones for Fallen Characters Show The Horrors of Nintendo Gaming

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

RIP Goomba, Koopa Troopa... oh no, Link!

Death is everywhere in video games. Mario ruthlessly stomps on turtles — or turtle-like things — Link falls in his efforts to save Hyrule, and heroic Knights suffer the indignity of dying in their underpants. It's a cruel, cruel world.

Sometimes the heroes die with a bit of sad music to accompany them, while Bowser's unfortunate minions are left unforgotten, simply stomped to oblivion as another clone takes their place. Thankfully ChinookCrafts has the answer with individual tombstones based on some of the most iconic characters in gaming. These are resin-based and have the appearance of stone, though picking up the full-set for a graveyard will set you back a fair amount of money.

But still, some welcome recognition for fallen heroes and villains.

[via kotaku.com]

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User Comments (42)

Mk_II

#9

Mk_II said:

cute but i have a concern... Bowser - or any other enemy in the Mushroom Kingdom - never really dies. He gets stomped, not killed.

NintyMan

#11

NintyMan said:

Wait, Dry Bones and Boo are never really dead.

I wish I could see what the Bowser quote is for Koopa Troopa.

Bass_X0

#12

Bass_X0 said:

He gets stomped, not killed.

Bowser cannot be hurt by Mario jumping on him.

Nintenjoe64

#13

Nintenjoe64 said:

Knight Arthur is far too much of a baddonkey to ever end up in a grave.
Please watch the profanity — TBD

AceSpadeS

#14

AceSpadeS said:

@Mk_II In the original Super Mario Brothers, I remember dropping him into lava rather often... Which would no doubt be fatal.

sinalefa

#15

sinalefa said:

I think more appropriate tombstones would be Shenmue, Startropics, F Zero, etc.

Now that is sad.

SetupDisk

#18

SetupDisk said:

I can't remember for sure but I think you could kill Dry Bones and Boos with invincibility.

TeeJay

#21

TeeJay said:

"...while Bowser's unfortunate minions are left unforgotten..."

I think you mean to say "forgotten"

unrandomsam

#26

unrandomsam said:

Disney should sue (It is the kind of thing they usually do) for using the names of two of the Star Wars characters without paying a licensing fee.

FritzFrapp

#28

FritzFrapp said:

Those are pretty nice, but unlicensed. I'm surprised these guys have been operating for so long without getting a cease and desist.

justlink

#30

justlink said:

its sad really. the whole story of hyrule, and its only destroyed in wind waker, even though there was 5 different Link's giving their lives to save it. Its really sad to me.

justlink

#31

justlink said:

it also sad that twilight princess alludes to Majoras Mask Link in the forgotten graveyard, reminding us even the greatest heroes die and are forgotten

StarDust4Ever

#38

StarDust4Ever said:

LOL on the Goomba and Koopa tombstones. "World 1-1: He never stood a chance."

What is up with Boo and Dry bones though? You can't kill what is already dead!

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