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CANONICAL MARIO WEB VERSION 2 by thisolddeviantart CANONICAL MARIO WEB VERSION 2 by thisolddeviantart
OR: The one project that will probably (read: hopefully) Never be completed.

A somewhat simplified version of the other one, hopefully easier to read.

When a line passes through other lines, but doesn't touch them, it's not meant to have anything to do with them. When a line splits, all things it points to are linked. When you see those coloured lines, don't freak out or anything, especially about how they've been cut or something, it's just that I couldn't find a way to wrap them around the huge great big middle part of the image.

Oh, also?

Mario is six steps removed from dragonball.

Just sayin'.

EDIT: Okay, so some people have asked me exactly what this means in terms of what's in what world.

I'll try to explain.

There are two kinds of links here.

First, a link from one series to the other. IE; Mario to Zelda. However, both Mario and Zelda link to other series, too. I find that it is least mind-bending to, when writing a crossover, specify how many steps apart you want to take it. As in, saying: "I want to make a Mario and Zelda crossover, and everything that they directly link to will be in it too." Or, "I want to make a Mario and Zelda crossover, and everything up to one step further will be in too." Doing so takes the pressure off a writer far better than would be otherwise able, as you might feel that you absolutely MUST put in a reference to all of those things, or worse, absolutely MUST make a character of all those things and MUST give them equal screen-time. Which, unless you're doing a Baton-Passing sort of story, will very rarely end well.

Lastly, a link that links to a specific crossover, like Acadamy Of Champions, or Battle Stadium D.O.N. Seeing as how these characters have canonically appeared as themselves together, one may take this to mean that those characters co-exist in their universe. IE; if you link to Assassin's creed, you basically link to Rayman, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia and Beyond Good And Evil as well. The other examples of this are The Infestation, Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue, Sega Crossovers, Mario&Sonic, Mario Kart/DK Racing Games, Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken, DC Vs. Mortal Kombat, and Avengers Vs. JLA. (Note: The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen MIGHT count as this, depending on how lenient you are with the source material. Either it Retcons all the different universes together, or it is essentially fanfiction itself).

Special Note: Super Smash Bros. is not on this list, because all the characters represented in it are essentially only toys of the characters they represent, and therefore you are not literally playing as Link, or Pikachu, or Mario. It was always like that. It's essentially the same reason as Metal Gear not linking to Mario, despite having references to it: It is not an In-Universe crossover. Luckily, the majority, if not all, of Smash Bros. worlds are already included in this list one way or another.

Special Note 2: Yes, DCU, Marvel Universe and Fusionfall: Cartoon Network Universe DO include all of their representative shows/characters, such as superman and batman for DC, spiderman and the hulk for Marvel, and Billy and Mandy and the Powerpuff Girls for Cartoon Network. I'm trying to save as much space as possible here, after all.

Special Note 3: I'm holding off on incorporating webcomics into this, unless they're officially published as books as well. That said, the only webcomic I know that links to it is Homestuck, via the Marvel Universe. If you fancy using that, feel free.
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TheNerdytimes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Also, Marvel Universe crosses to Godzilla, which crosses to King Kong.
...these things are just uncountable.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
this is why I get the feeling I might not do another one :'D
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ShinFurevindo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Y'know, I might make one of these graphs myself some time since you said that you might not... There're so many ways to build on to it!

Like, Little Mac is connected to Mario, who referees in Punch Out, and to Donkey Kong, who he faces in the newer Punch Out, which connects to Mike Tyson in Mike Tyson's Punch Out, bringing the real world into the crossover and providing a stronger connection to Harry Potter than the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen cameo, because JK Rowling wrote one of her actual fans (Natalie McDonald) into the series as a student in Goblet of Fire...

Then, the Battle Stadium DON provides a connection to Jump Super Stars, and all of the animes that appear in it as well, which probably opens up a whole can of more crossovers...

Plus, there's the Mr. Saturn treasure in Kirby Super Star, which connects to Earthbound even without Smash (I didn't see it up there, could've missed it...).

Plus, the already-mentioned-below Playstation All-Stars connection... man, this is big!
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Yeah, I could definitely add just a crazy amount more if I wanted to. I wasn't adding the real world on it though because really just about everything links to the real world in one way or another. It'd be kind of cheating the point, anybody can just say "I went to california and I saw the teen titans and wolverine at the same time" because they've both been there before. It's much more interesting to go via things like the Avengers/Justice League crossovers.
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ShinFurevindo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Meh, true.
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TheNerdytimes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I heard somebody saying that everybody who likes Mario games and every shit that crosses over with them is a gay.
I must link this to that retard.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
hell yeah :D
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wildrook Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Well, by that logic, Playstation characters are also part of this multiverse. Why?

One character: RAIDEN from Metal Gear Solid...in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale.

Play Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon sometime...it only takes ONE degree.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
That's basically the idea here, yeah.

You're right, yknow. I haven't updated this in a long time, which is a shame, because all sorts of additional links have come to my attention since then, mostly through comicbook crossovers, but then there are some games like Battle Royal that help it along too.
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wildrook Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
And surprisingly, Kamen Rider.

Let's see...it's a bit of an extra degree or more...Mario, Super Smash Bros, Metal Gear Solid, Battle Royale, Devil May Cry, Project X Zone, Super Robot Wars, Hero Senki (NES-Era game), Kamen Rider.

HUGE Multiverse.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Totally. I just found yet more, too, there's loads of obscure crossovers and things like that out there, it's really cool
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wildrook Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Great...now we're getting somewhere.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
we certainly are :)
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keiyakins Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Due to Star Trek, Doctor Who, and possibly other links, Mario is now part of Tommy Westphall's Mind. What have you done? [link]
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I have just ruined all of your shit.

There are at least another ten links that I've found since this version was put up here, maybe twenty. EVENTUALLY I'll do it again, but keep in mind that this whole thing takes ages to sort out and arrange. I recently tried to update it partially, including adding additional layers and links, by using photoshop. THe fact that I haven't uploaded that should show you how that went.
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WEARETHESWARM Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Adventure time is only 5 steps away from Lovecraft. This is how I see the show in actuality. The fact that it is represented in the graph fills my intestines with powdered joy. I thank you.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
My pleasure!! :D Yeah I always love that sort of thing in this graph, hehe ^^ My favourite ones are the lord of the rings being four steps from star trek and dragonball being two from god of war. They're like, the nerdiest crossover and the most testosterone-filled one imaginable. :D
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b34n13g1rl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh
my
FUCK


...I think I might've just gotten a raging ladyboner
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
.....................

all in a day's work?
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b34n13g1rl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsaluteplz:
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peppermint-scarf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:'O

Let's make wonderful crossovers. XD
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
yes. they will be our gifts to the world. :'D
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peppermint-scarf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
And the world will thank us, eventually. XD
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
We will force them to D<
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peppermint-scarf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AW YEAH

They will go with the flow, or be martyred!
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
DAMN STRAIGHT XD
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peppermint-scarf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WE'RE MAKNG THIS HAPEN
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
heheheh xD
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littlebeast Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's also a Star Trek/X-Men crossover book. Just so's you know.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
huh :S

I had that on the other version of this, but not this one. :/ weird. *updates with a load of stuff*
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AngelOfSweetDeath Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So basically, Mario and DK are like the gods of the modern gaming/movie world?
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
That's one way of looking at it >D
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sirorion Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I can't find Homestuck.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
WELL.

It would be connected to the Marvel Universe, through Iron Man, but as I say, I'm hesitant about including webcomics unless they've been published, too. This is because otherwise, it's not definitely something that both companys/creators have agreed to, and therefore can't really be called Canonical.

I considered doing a non-canon Mario crossover web, but come on, that'd literally be infinite just from mario. XD
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sirorion Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I was joking.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
oh. alright, then. -w-
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ExcelDamage Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah, woah, wait! Sabrina the Teenage Witch? wtf! like, the cartoon or the live-action series?
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
whichever one you want. ;)

[link]
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ExcelDamage Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
move things around and you can easily connect that purple one ;) use your math!
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I have. If I do that, I'll have to shift a whole load of other things around too, resulting in more purpley badness.
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ExcelDamage Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nah, just math it! somehow! i was taught at varndean, but then i did fail that course... mind you... it WAS the only exam i passed P:
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