After seeing this question, I began to wonder if the Nimbus race were featured in any other Mario games. I can see a common cloud theme throughout Mario games ranging from background clouds with eyes to Lakitu's Cloud. Does anyone know of any evidence that these are related?

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    For whomever downvoted this question, can you please provide some reasoning in the comments? – agweber May 5 '14 at 19:57
  • Hey, that's my question :) – FoxMcCloud May 6 '14 at 13:10

Nimbus people haven't appeared in any other game even as an easter egg to my knowledge. They certainly haven't become as abundant as say Lakitus or other series mainstays.

A single lakitu appears to be in the thrall of King Nimbus, the "Royal Bus Driver" (that's a bus?). However there are Lakitu all over SMRPG and most do not appear to have any affiliation to the Nimbus people so I wouldn't jump to make any association beyond "Square/Nintendo thought it made sense for a Lakitu transport in a cloud land".

Note that, possibly due to Intellectual Property issues with Squaresoft (now Square Enix), almost no characters/species introduced in Super Mario RPG have crossed over into future Mario offerings, despite Paper Mario being a perfect opportunity as a somewhat successor and frequent fan requests for Geno in Smash Bros.

  • How cool would it be to see Geno use his star powers in a Super Smash Brother's game?! Wow...this needs to happen. – FoxMcCloud May 6 '14 at 13:12

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