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That's exactly what I was suggesting we should do in my long, windy paragraphs.
Walkazo was a Bureaucrat (22 July 2011 - 27 March 2016, her death) of the Super Mario Wiki, and a former Bureaucrat of Userpedia. She joined in the summer of 2007 with her younger brother Pantaro Paratroopa, who has since retired from the Wiki. While her scholarly pursuits take up much of her time, Walkazo managed to edit on a day-to-day basis and participate in Wiki policy making. Walkazo was known for her intelligence and for being kind yet strict. She was promoted to Sysop on Userpedia in the spring of 2008 and became a Bureaucrat that September. However Userpedia crashed shortly after that, and ensuing computer and time limitations forced Walkazo to retire and focus her attention back on the Super Mario Wiki, where she was promoted to Sysop at the onset of 2009. As a Bureaucrat, she continued to be an active editor and policy-maker.
Her avatar was a female Dragon-Koopa with red eyes, green scales and shell, and blue hair. In Real Life she was in her early 20s and lived in Toronto, Canada, where she attended university and studies birds.
Due to an unfortunate car accident on the 27th of March, 2016, Walkazo passed away. She was mourned by many users on both the forums and the wiki.
Walkazo's path to Super Mario Wiki was long and convoluted. In 2005 she wrote a story based on a sci-fi series for a school project. That summer she posted it on the Internet and started reading other fanfiction, eventually stumbling upon Mario fiction. Intrigued by the mysteries of the Marioverse, Walkazo decided to learn all she could about it in order to write her own accurate fanfiction. Her research swiftly led her to Super Mario Wiki, which she used for months on a regular basis as a guest, eventually joining in the summer of 2007 in order to fix up the bad grammar she came across.
She soon found her way onto Userpedia and its forums, and to her immense surprise, was asked to be a Sysop there less than a year after her joining. She gladly accepted the position and endeavoured to prove her worth by patrolling and editing as many articles as possible, soon receiving a second promotion. However, Scribblewiki crashed mere days after Walkazo became a Bureaucrat, and she put off joining any of the new Userpedias because of schoolwork, and her hiatus became indefinite when UP moved to Wikia, which her computer could not run. Upset that there was no solid proof of her time as 'Crat to use for her real life resume, Walkazo asked if she could join and be promoted on the inactive Userpedia Referata. She did some cleanup work on the site, including a largely unpopular decision to scrap all fiction in an attempt to make the bare-bones site presentable when another admin brought up the possibility of having both it and the Wikia site active. However, U-Referata did not last long anyway, and was lost to the trolls when Maria and Jaime hacked Stooben Rooben's accounts, and was eventually deleted.
The loss of U-Ref did not bother Walkazo, however, as she had shifted her entire focus back to the Super Mario Wiki, and was promoted for her hard work in early 2009. She later joined the Super Mario Wiki forums, when the Userpedia forums when they upgraded and became incompatible with her computer, she was forced to abandon them and join The Xephyr Board in order to keep up contact with her friends. She also took the opportunity to officially resign from Userpedia that summer, finally giving up on the possibility that she'd return one day. No one believed it was her, however, and she soon left. Her brother retired from the community entirely around that time as well.
Meanwhile, Walkazo continued to edit the Super Mario Wiki extensively. As a user, she had always voted on Proposals, and as an admin, her interest in the standards and guidelines of the Super Mario Wiki greatly increased. She was directly involved in the writing or rewriting of numerous policy pages, and while bad timing meant she often missed vandal attacks, her hard work both behind-the-scenes and on the editing front earned her a promotion to Bureaucrat in the summer of 2011. Now feeling a greater responsibility towards the wiki, Walkazo tried to be more of a leader then she had been before, often acting as the driving force behind admin business. Between this and her Real Life activities, Walkazo started editing less than she used too, although she continued to be involved in policy matters, wiki maintenance and occasional larger-scale editing projects. She had also presented awards for the wiki's anniversary celebrations every year since 2012, and contributed the occasional guest section to The 'Shroom, where she wrote about Koopas from a scientific point of view.
Walkazo was intelligent and stubborn, and would often get into heated debates over Wiki policies and Mario in general, with her comments typically taking the form of numerous long paragraphs. She enjoyed the Mario series because the simple games and lack of an official timeline leaves lots of room for the imagination, allowing her to write extensive amounts of fanfiction in addition to her strictly canonical Wiki work. Walkazo tried to be friendly and helpful around the Wiki, although she was not overly outgoing on the social front, and many considered her to be too strict, pessimistic, or simply didn't know who she was at all. In Real Life she studied zoology, and often used her scientific way of thinking when approaching Mario subjects.
Appearances in fiction
Walkazo is often included in passing alongside the other admins in various wiki stories. In return for years of providing feedback for Tabuu's stories, he generally makes Walkazo a secondary, or occasionally a primary character in his fanfics. She has also appeared in a few sprite comics over the years.
Walkazo starred in the comic I heard you have a dragon problem? which she co-authored with Mr. Edo. In it, she is depicted as the local librarian of a Town that represents the MarioWiki community, and does battle with the powerful mage, Mr. Edo, who was hired to kill her. In the story, Walkazo is an irritable, self-centric and violent individual who constantly mistreats her loyal minion, Yoshi876, and whose love of her trusty shotgun is only overshadowed by her love of the library's books. Thanks to her intelligence and physical prowess, Walkazo eventually defeats Edo, however the library and the books are destroyed in the process, moving her to embark on a solo suicide mission to try to kill the mayor and his assistant, who she correctly deduced had hired Edo in the first place. As Edo himself learns from 876 after his battle with Walkazo, the town was not suffering from a dragon problem at all, but rather, was being subjugated by the corrupt administration, with Walkazo being one of the last surviving dissenters. Having learned the truth, Edo promptly returns to heal the injured and exhausted Walkazo, and the two join forces to try to free the town from the tyrannical mayor and his fanatical assistant.
- Walkazo was the first and only female Bureaucrat. While Grapes was briefly promoted to Sysop in the Wiki before Walkazo's promotion to Sysop, her promotion on UP was earlier, making her the first female admin overall in the extended community.
- Walkazo and her brother both took their names from their pet chameleons. Ironically, Walkazo was the one who came up with "Pantaro" while PP named his chameleon "Walkazo". Neither sibling can remember how PP came up with the name nor what it means; Walkazo chose it as her username because of its uniqueness.
- Because Walkazo ends in an "o", many users assumed she was a male.
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