Mario gasped, this time feeling the chill bite through his sweaty clothing as he staggered to his feet. It had been a bad fall and he could feel his fatigue growing through the fog of pain and grief that filled his mind. Bowser's shouts were barely on his register as he looked up at the monstrous puppet, inside which his brother was imprisoned.
"Dammit Mario, that thing ain't taking anything - it's invicinble!" Bowser ranted, having been interrupted mid-fire breath by a swiping hand.
Mario blinked, shook his head and started to run back towards the construct, which Dimentio had named Super Dimentio. He summoned Boomer and leapt onto a moving platform, hurling Boomer towards Super Dimentio's skull-like rictus. He leapt back from the explosion, but the head still grinned at him as the gargantuan puppet advanced towards him. Princess Peach narrowly avoided being flattened by a foot as she dived towards him.
"Mario?" she gasped. "That thing'll take you down! There's no point! Nothing's hur