✨Mushroom Kingdom's fabulously glittery plumber✨
It's a creative and surprising spin on the whole "Mario doesn't fit super well with the "real world", though it makes little sense for a few reasons. You have to ignore that Mario's occupation is supposed to be a plumber, and Mario seems to be around contemporary plumbing structures and know how they work. I ean, yeah, he mostly just tries to destroy critters, but I don't recall crabs, ice blocks, and turtles roaming around sewers either. If you think Donkey Kong is canon, even then, Mario's a carpenter scaling modern structures too. And also, Mario looks really clean, so Mario has to know what haircuts do and shaving razors work.Mario and Luigi being amish cavemen is my new canon. It's so good holy shit
“The story to Punch Ball Mario Bros, a PC version of Mario Bros. made by Hudson, has a baffling, eyebrow raising story, stating that Mario and Luigi are basically primitive people who know nothing of advanced civilization. Not sure where their overalls came from, then, but okay...twitter.com
Your thoughts @Jolly DönerMax ?
this seems Google translated but it gives me a better general idea. The brothers are apparently primitive people that can wear modern factory-produced caps, shirts, and overalls (overalls are relatively modern inventions, created in the 1890s though are mentioned as early as in 1776 as protective garment for slaves), probably because they have quickly figured out what those clothes are???
Apparently, the description refers to crabs, turtles, fly things, and ice blocks as foreign enemies, though even early humans would recognize at least the crabs and turtles as prey. I mean.... people have been taking prey long before technology, so the question of "how do they take their prey if they are using only stones?" is weird, but might not be accurately translated.
But what that weird canon can explain is why Mario has such limited speaking capacity, but knows very basic gestures and stuff (and he can understand whatever is being spoken to him, soo....). Luigi's speaking capacity is, well, I don't know, it's all over the place. It can also say why New Donk City humans are so weird opposed to Mario's appearance, and why Mario seems to childishly throw his hat onto everything rather than use things as intended. Also, Mario's time spent in survival rather than modern civilization can explain why he's so acrobatic.