I have always wonder about these two, but most BIS forums are dead now, so I figured I would ask my question here.
I don't think many of questions regarding these two have official answers, but we can speculate. Midbus did not seem brainwashed, yet he was very loyal to Fawful. Fawful even treated him better than any other minions. What made Midbus join up with Fawful? Maybe Fawful promised him a high position once he took power. Most people point toward Count Bleck and his crew as very close, but I think Fawful and Midbus were a great duo. Neither showed signs and betrayal, and Fawful even powered Midbus up to Blizzard Midbus!
What did you think of this duo?
Were you surprised to see Mario villains work well together and appear as equal partners?
Post by Fawfulthegreat64 on Aug 22, 2013 14:27:55 GMT -5
I actually have a theory on this.
Midbus was once ruler of an entire tribe of his kind. They had a code they lived by: If someone saves your life, you serve them for eternity. One of Midbus's subjects wanted to usurp the throne. He left, and stole weapons from Fawful in order to use them against Midbus. Midbus was cornered, but Fawful appeared (he was only after this guy to get his weapons back) and blasted the traitor to oblivion. Thus, he saved Midbus's life and that's why Midbus is loyal to him. Fawful likely treats Midbus better because of his loyalty (while most other minions had to be brainwashed).
Normally I would say that is a stretch, but it kind of explains the loyalty Midbus shows. He seems like a fighter with honor and pride. Devoting your life to the person who saved you would fit his personality. Maybe the details are not correct, but your theory is not that far out there. Plus, Midbus sports a crown in his final encounter. Maybe he was a ruler of some other region.
Post by THEButterFingerBatMan on Aug 22, 2013 15:10:50 GMT -5
I think Midbus was lonely in a small pipe in a castle as a baby and when Fawful opened his shop in the same pipe, he took care of Midbus. When Midbus was older, Fawful decided it was time for him to rise up and do what his old master (Cackletta) couldn't: Rule the world. Midbus helped because he thought it was only right. The reason this is possible is due to my theory: the Baby Mario Bros. are the Mario Bros. in the newer games. If you want to hear all of the theory and evidence I have, feel free to PM me.