Interaction within ChaptersEdit
At the very beginning of the game, as Mario enters Rougeport, he notices a goomba, whom is Goombella, being pressed for information on the crystal stars by Lord Crump and two X-Nauts, When mario steps up, he is engaged in battle with Lord Crump. After his defeat, he summons many X-Nauts upon mario and Goombella. Nevertheless, The duo escape unharmed. After realizing their escape, Lord Crump returns to the Base to report to Groudus.
In chapter 2, Grodus finds out that mario has obtained a Crystal star leading him to send the Shadow Sirens after mario in Boggly Woods. There, however, they forget the picture of Mario and he passes them up without trouble. Later, Mario is recoignized by the trio and is forced to battle them. Upon reaching the Great Tree, Mario finds that the tree is being scoured by the X-Nauts for the Emerald Star. By finally obtaining the star, Lord Crump leaps in and sets a bomb to explode. The tree's exit must be reached before the bomb detonates. Upon reaching the exit, Lord Crump brings out the Magnus Von Grapple and attempts to fight Mario. He is ultimately beaten and the Emerald star is obtained.
At rougeport, Lord Crump in disguise boards Flavio's ship in order to reach Keehaul Key to spy on Mario. He keeps his cover until you obtain the Sapphire Star. He then appears on a large battleship and attemps to blast Mario and Crew away with cannon fire. In order to defeat Lord Crump, Mario must call on the help of Cortez. Cortez and Mario with the rest of the group sail out on his ship and lock in battle with Lord Crump's ship. The two forces board eachother's boats starting a battle with Lord Crump. After he is defeated a second time, Crump reatreats. Leaving mario to return to Rougeport.
In Chapter 7, Mario must locate the Fahr Outpost and convince the bomb ombs there to be blasted to the moon where the next and last crystal star is. Upon reaching the moon, mario finds himself at the entrance of the X-Naut Fortress. There, he must locate the many elavator keys to acess differant levels of the Base. After reaching a large room, lord crump surprises the Mario Crew by Displaying the Magnus Von Grapple 2.0. The defeat of the machine brings destruction to the establishment and perhaps to Lord Crump as he is not seen again.
In the Final Chapter, Mario must traverse through the finally opened The Thousand-Year Door. Upon reahing the room before the shadow queens lair, Grodus is there waiting for him. By making his way through the opened door and by stalling mario with the Shadow Sirens, he made it to the lair before Mario did. After Grodus's defeat, Bowser crashed through the ceiling along with Kammy Koopa. They stalled mario long eneough for Grodus to escape to the Inner Sanctum of the Shadow Queen's lair. Grodus then awakens the shadow queen with Peach . Grodus, asks for world domination by her side but he is quickly disposed of by the Shadow Queen Herself, Thus, presumingly ending the X-Nauts.
In the end, after the shadow queens deafeat, The X-Nauts are no longer existant and their base is left only inhabited by TEC who oddly survived the Base's demise. Princess Peach is safely returned home. Yet other places such as the great tree still show signs of X-Naut Presense such as the Two Large Cages the Punis were confined in and the automatic doors that dot the Tree.
The Nefarious officer dons a black suit with a white X across it. He also wears a red cape and a horned hat with matchingcolored shoes. He also Wears the common Eye wear that all X-Nauts do. Lord Crump is responsible for locating the Crystal Stars and keeping them away from Mario. He is quite lazy as he waits for Mario to obtain the Star first then he steals it at the last minute. In each attempt, he succumbs to Mario and is presumably done for at the end of Chapter 7. He is known for his famous laugh and his habit of saying "Crud"
Command of X-NautsEdit
Lord Crump always has several X-Nauts at his side. He seems like a Platoon leader or Military Commander as he issues orders to the X-Nauts himself given from Grodus.
- In Keelhaul key, Lord Crump almost blows his cover at one point when he points out that "you" must know who he really is by now. When One of mario's partners asks what he meant, he disregards the question. Lord Crump is realy refering to the player playing the game who can easily tell it is him.
Grodus is the supreme leader of all X-Nauts. Wearing a long coat with a large collar, he weilds a staff capable of many magical attacks in battle. Grodus appears to be very old in age yet he is also very bulky. Atop his Head is a strange
looking device that seems to be his brain which annotates him to be extremely smart. He favors ruling the world in which he hopes to accomplish with the power of the Shadow Queen which can only be brought back about with peach.
- When hes is destroyed by the Shadow queen, his helmet is left remaining suggesting that he posses no real mind or perhaps one aided by a computer.
Made up of Vivian, Beldam, and Marilyn, these three witches are sent out by Grodus to stall Mario on his quest. They resemble sirens, a word for a mermaid who brings sailors to their deaths by their beauty. They are always attached to the ground by small tails and can teleport through the ground. Each siren has a different color and personality. Vivian, who uses fire and has a red cap. She is shy and timid yet freindly. Marilyn is fat and yellow capped,
bearing strong, physical attacks rather than magical ones. She can only speak gibberish and seems dim-witted. Beldam is the oldest and nastiest of the bunch. Having a long nose, an eerie smile, and a blue cap, she specializes in ice based attacks. Beldam behaves in the same manner as a hag does as she is mean and cold hearted. Later in the game, as Vivian joins your side, Doopliss replaces the gap in the Shadow Sirens.
Yux are strange, X shaped creatures that are created by the X-Nauts to assist them in taking over the great tree. The Yux can create smaller, Mini-Yuxes that protect them from damage. There are also Z-Yuxes and one X-Yux found on the moon.
Magnus Von Grapple and 2.0Edit
These machines are summoned and controlled by Lord Crump to attck mario in an attempt to retreive the Crystal Stars. The Magnus Von Grapple is a pink robot with an X across the middle. It has two detachable arms. Lord Crump sits atop the Mechanism controlling it. The Magnus Von Grapple 2.0 is a more powerful machine with A Black Body with a yellow Xacross it. It also dans a large red "2" on its chest.
TEC is a supercomputer that knows everything. It does not, however, understand the concept of love yet feels it towards Princess Peach. After frequent visits from her, TEC understands that he loves her and admits it quite speedily at the imminent destruction of the Fortress.