Mario backed into the wall, eyes shut tight.
"Get away from me. You are just-a wacko!"
As Mario shook his head fiercely, the shadow of the approaching figure grew in size along the wall behind him. Our hero was visibly shaking and perspiring, as terror took a firm hold over his heart.
He couldn't resist any longer. The evil was so close now that he could feel the intensity of the gaze even through his closed eyelids. In mute horror, Mario slowly opened his eyes... what he saw melted his soul, yet chilled his blood at the same time.
It was Weegee.
Weegee was no longer moving, instead remaining stationary. It was fixing Mario with an unblinking stare. Mario could see himself reflected in those shining blue orbs. He could see himself start to change...
The transformation was over within seconds. Where the kind hero Mario had once stood was now a bastardized creature, hungry for souls. Another Weegee had been born.
The rest of the world would soon follow...