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Basilisx is a character in Super Mario Bros. Z made by Alvin-Earthworm.

Basilisx is, as Bowser calls him, his greatest soldier. He has an uncanny ability to turn people into stone by staring at them. He has the ability to retract and extend three claws for each arm, similar to Wolverine from X-Men. He assisted in the assault against the Sky Pop. Then he attacked Mario to avenge a friend and has him pinned down on the ground, ready to kill Mario, when the episode ends.

Background

Not much is known about the history of Basilisx, but, according to him, he was originally one of the many Koopa guards protecting Bowser's castle during the events of Super Mario World. When Mario stormed the castle in order to rescue Princess Peach, he killed one of the Koopa guards by kicking him into lava, but unknown to him, that particular guard was actually Basilisx' best friend. Because of that action and how he doesn't feel any emotions or regret towards ruthlessly killing Koopa soldiers, Basilisx developed a very deep personal hatred for Mario. It is assumed that his desire to kill Mario is what lead to Basilisx going from a normal Koopa to a (supposedly) cybernetically enhanced soldier, who he was presumably turned into by Dr. Eggman and Bowser, as he was not around before they started working together.

Attributes

He is much faster, stronger, and an overall better fighter than any of Bowser's soldiers, even able to defeat and poise to kill Hammer Mario (though it should be noted that to do this, he used the stone encased Luigi as a way to halt Mario's attack, and use two poison mushrooms to remove his hammer form and severely weaken him).

Personality

Basilisx's raspy voicing and speech, the play on words "this demonic super-soldier" on Episode 8, his shadow like appearance, and his vicious fighting suggests a demonic personality. However, he claims to have deep sadness regarding the fatal lava-scalding of his "besssst friend", Koopa #3 of Room 2 in Bowser's Castle. However, this may have been an untrue excuse to kill Mario because there is no lava in Room 2. (Technically, there are no Koopas in Room 2, and there isn't a Bowser's Castle.)

Trivia

  • According to Alvin-Earthworm, Basilisx will be omitted from the remake. It was stated that while Basilisx was well-received by the fans, the creator had felt Basilisx served no purpose from the lack of background storyline and history in the franchise.