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|“||May the stars shine down upon you.||„|
|“||This is my family now, and I will stay with them until they're ready to leave the nest. And when they do leave, I'll see them off with a smile. Because that's what makes a mother happiest.||„|
|~ Young Rosalina thinking to herself, as she watches the Lumas.|
|“||Let us begin!||„|
Princess Rosalina Star is a recurring character in the Mario video game franchise. She is the tritagonist of Super Mario Galaxy and the tetartagonist of its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. She is also a playable character in the Mario Kart series, Mario Tennis series, and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
She is the adoptive mother of the Lumas who commands the Comet Observatory and helps Mario rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. She is a beautiful and very powerful figure, and her duty is to watch over and protect the cosmos as well as the Lumas.
She is voiced by Mercedes Rose between 2007 and 2010, Kerri Kane between 2011 and 2018, and Laura Faye Smith since 2013 (who also voiced Male Kana in Fire Emblem Fates).
As a young girl, Rosalina met Luma in a rusted starship. (presumbly the starshroom) Luma was crying because he was looking for his mother, who was coming for him on a comet. Rosalina promised to wait for her with Luma. One night, Rosalina looked for Luma's mother with her father's telescope. When they could not find her anywhere, Rosalina decided to look for Luma's mother themselves. Rosalina and Luma fixed the rusty starship and set sail to the starry sky.
After traveling much, they finally found a comet, but Luma's mother was nowhere to be found there. Rosalina and Luma decided to rest in the comet for a while.
One night, Rosalina had a dream about her mother. Afraid she will never see her mother again, Rosalina started crying. Luma started crying as well, before Rosalina attempted to calm Luma down. She then says to Luma that she will take care of him.
Rosalina and Luma decided to make a house of their own.
One day, Rosalina meets other Lumas from an apricot planet. They all start calling Rosalina "Mama", which confused Rosalina. She decided to take all of them to the new house, after she finished naming them all.
After seeing the 100th comet, Rosalina wondered if her home planet was still as blue as it was. She used her father's telescope to find a terrace, where she used to go stargazing when she was at her homeplanet. She remembered the memories she spent with her father, brother, and mother, but she suddenly burst into tears when she remembered her mother.
Luma tried to comfort Rosalina by saying her mother is part of her, but Rosalina could not stop her tears. That was when Luma transformed into a comet that can carry everyone on this journey. Rosalina was surprised, so the Lumas told her about their destiny as Lumas. Rosalina hugged the Lumas and decided to no longer have star bits on her eyes.
One day, a new Luma was welcomed to the new family of Rosalina. She and the Lumas made a star cake together, and Rosalina smiled and thought to herself that she accepted her new family, and that she will stay with them until they are ready to leave home. And when they do leave, she will see them off with a smile, since that's what makes a mother happiest. That night, when Rosalina lay down to sleep, she saw a soft light which reminded her of the planet she once called home. She thought she could go back home once every hundred years to "nap in her favorite sleeping nook".
During one of her centennial visits to the Mushroom Kingdom, the Comet Observatory is attacked by Bowser, who steals the observatory's Power Stars and Grand Stars. Rosalina later appeared to Mario/Luigi after Peach is kidnapped. In order to aid Mario/Luigi she gives him Luma, the same one seen with Peach at the Star Festival. Once Mario/Luigi collects the first Grand Star, she explains to him that Bowser stole the Power Stars and requests that he help get them back.
After Mario/Luigi collects enough stars to power the ship, Rosalina flies the observatory to the center of the universe for the final confrontation with Bowser. After the Lumas sacrifice themselves to stop the giant black hole created by the sun thus, erasing the game's events from history, and thus, resetting the timeline. Rosalina appears to Mario/Luigi and explains the "cycle of life" to him before he awakens at Peach's Castle. She then proceeds to transform the Comet Observatory into a comet, and shoots off into the stars.
Like most other human Mario characters Rosalina has blue eyes, though hers are more cyan in color. Only her left eye is visible from a directly frontal view as her particularly large bang of her hair hides her right eye. She has peach-colored defined lips, and long platinum-blonde hair that reaches to her waist. While she was young, according to her storybook, her hair was something more like a red or strawberry-blonde, which had similarly happened to Peach due to NES limitations. Her primary outfit consists of a turquoise long-sleeved gown that bares her shoulders, along with a silver crown with four gems on it, a sliver star-shaped brooch, gold star-shaped earrings, and silver high heels. She notably appears in this outfit when playing golf, making her one of two girls (White Mage the other) to participate in a primarily sports-themed game wearing her heels (though she keeps the full-length dress, whereas White Mage sports a mini dress-like garment). Like Peach and Daisy, she has a biker suit when riding bikes or ATVs in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8. Hers is primarily white and teal, to differentiate hers from those of Peach and Daisy. Like with Daisy, her hair needs to be flowing up to see the heart-shaped decal on the back of the suit. Her primary sports outfit is akin to the sporty mini dresses of Peach and Daisy (though, again, teal), but with what appears to be white leggings instead of the other two girls' socks. Her swimwear (as seen in the fifth Mario and Sonic game) is based on those of Peach and Daisy (though teal again), but tweaked, along with sleeves to resemble her usual dress.
Rosalina has made protecting the cosmos her mission in life. She is a loving figure, caring for her children diligently. She still misses her mother, who apparently died years ago. She also uses the phrase "May the stars shine down on you." as a way of saying "Good luck."
Powers and abilities
- Magic: Rosalina has vast magical powers, allowing her to generate a wide variety of effects.
- Flight: Rosalina can float in the air at will, and can also fly.
- Force fields: Rosalina has demonstrated the ability to surround the Observatory with a powerful protective force field for space travel. It can also create a barrier to protect itself.
- Telekinesis: Rosalina can levitate Mario, and bring him back to the observatory if he falls. She also levitates her golf club in Mario Golf World Tour.
- Teleporting: Rosalina has demonstrated the ability to disappear in a blue glow.
- Size change: At the end of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rosalina appears giant.
- Creation of holograms: In Super Mario Galaxy 2, a cosmic double probably created by Rosalina to help Mario appears.
- Telepathy: When Mario wakes up in the Mushroom Kingdom after the Lumas have thrown themselves into the black hole created by Bowser's galaxy, Rosalina telepathically speaks to Mario, telling him that all life carries the essence of the stars, even himself.
- Swirling attack: Rosalina gave Mario the ability to spin, and uses this technique herself in Super Mario 3D World.
She has been a playable character since Mario Kart Wii and was classified as a Cruiser Weight or Heavyweight character due to her tall height. She has the same biker suit along with Peach and Daisy while riding a bike in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8. She also appeared in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable character where one of her Lumas appears to aid her.
- Rosalina is depicted being right-handed in artwork, but left-handed in-game. However, in the cut-scenes in Super Mario Galaxy, Rosalina is right-handed. Mario Party 10 marked the first occasion in which she is depicted being left-handed in artwork, but right-handed in activities or minigames.
- Rosalina is the only human female who is classified as a heavyweight in the Mario Kart series, as Peach and Daisy, are usually the middleweight and their baby counterparts are lightweight.
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