Overdone idea is overdone, but the idea is too awesome NOT to do.
The Crimson Flame, Mr. M, will burn you to ashes!
Not gonna bother warning for spoilers since almost everyone has played through Super Paper Mario by now lawl.
But anyway. Mr. L is essentially the opposite of Luigi; whereas Luigi is timid and cautious, Mr. L is overconfident and reckless. Well, in that sense, Mr. M here is the opposite of the normally compassionate and heroic Mario: cold and cruel.
On the artistic front, this was gonna be left simple and not even submitted. But lol and behold, I got carried away with the coloring. YET I DIDN'T DO LINEART PFFF. Also, I didn't want to just leave his eyes blank, but needed to make them cold-looking somehow, so I borrowed
's style of drawing Mr. L's eyes.
Hope you don't mind!
Mario is (c) Nintendo.