In the epilogue to Mario Party 6, every character has a shocked expression multiple times during the scene. Since Mario is facing away from the camera, his shocked face can’t be seen under normal circumstances. Here it is from multiple angles.
A pretty bittersweet event, emotions jump back and forth rapidly but its really stood out as one of my favourite moments in Bea’s timeline.
I’ve had another ago at some NITW art and drew this lively scene that stuck in my head long after it had ended. There’s something about watching characters dance and express themselves through movement that opens up windows of personality. When I dance I hope to believe I can look anywhere near as good as Mae does!
In all Mario Party games released prior to 2012, non-playable characters blink as part of their idle animations, while player characters don’t. In this example scene from Mario Party 4, note how only Goomba blinks. Mario Party 9 is the first entry in the series where player characters blink regularly.