Beginning of the End is the first episode of Super Mario: Dark Times. It introduces the characters, and ends with Pidi64 loosing against Xboxfan998 in an intense battle.
At the same time, Mario is relaxing in Bob-Omb Battlefield, but he rushes to the castle since he has to prepare for the Mushroom Festival, a festival which only takes place every 10 years.
Luigi , who is in Whomp's Fortress, escapes from King Whomp who tried to crush him. After that, Luigi leaves Whomp's Fortress to prepare for the festival.
SuperMarioGlitchy4 is having an adventure in Hazy Maze Cave, but also leaves because he has to prepare for the festival.
The last character who gets introduced, Xboxfan997, noticed no fire in the vulcaino of Lethal Lava Land, and he trys to find out why. He enters the vulaino, and the scene fades away.
Pidi64, who entered Cool Cool Mountin, got a mission by Tuxie. Her baby was missing, and Pidi has to find it. He actually succeds and brings the baby back to her. However after that, he got attacked by Xboxfan998, who revealed himself to be the evil clone of Xboxfan997. They battle, but Pidi64 looses and Xboxfan's clone escapes with his DNA.
- Tuxie's baby
- Episode 1 is the episode with most views, however MarioGame2222, the creator of the series, thinks it is the worst episode.
- After the character introducion, a strange voice says It's time! Soon, I will be reborn! but that was part of an beta plot which is unused due to an change of the story. The voice was supposed to be an ancient demon who takes controll of MarioGame3333 after he was created