"Due to their objects containing crucial code, every scene in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door contains either Mario, Peach or Bowser. If the characters are not visible in the scene, they are simply hidden off-screen (note Mario and Peach in the darkness below the scenes)." https://twitter.com/MarioBrothBlog/status/1346469507280191491/photo/1
I completely get that lol. Some of my prototypes would just break entirely when the main character wasn't in a room. So for some of my menu screens the player is set to invisible, and set to receive no input.
Huh, that’s interesting, although I guess that makes sense.