I was wondering what LMYT meant, and it came together in my head after glancing at the faint thumbnail. Actually, after realizing, I was wondering who "T" was, lol.
Before reading your comment, Mario in particular DID struck me as drawn different.
And you know what? Ai liek eet!
He looks rather refreshing. XD And with that said, coloring would certainly be spiffy.
I think it's the combination of his eyes and mouth that stands out. The expression is just lively. And yet, strangely enough Mario here reminds me of an art style by a particular person.....much to my chagrin haha. I'm facing a little dilemma here lawl.