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Princess Mario

✨Mushroom Kingdom's fabulously glittery plumber✨
Mario and Luigi being amish cavemen is my new canon. It's so good holy shit


Your thoughts @Jolly DönerMax ?
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.

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.
 

J-Yoshi64

Always remembering Walkazo
I make it a point to avoid him in general.
 
You know what I really don't know why Mario's character design works. It just does.

Like, look at it. It's so unconventional for a mascot. He's a fat adult italian dude with a plumber attire, bushy moustache and strange looking eyes. That doesn't sound like a winner design at all, yet it's done so well, so perfectly I love it more so than any other game mascot design I've ever seen yet dammit!

It works really well and I have no idea why.
 
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Princess Mario

✨Mushroom Kingdom's fabulously glittery plumber✨
Mario's that one character where his design is centered around limitations of his game rather, prioritized over "looking cool". It's all answered based on "how can we make this work?" And a lot of trial and error (to be fair, concepting today also requires tweaking designs). Although Mario underwent some changes when then settling on his Super Mario Bros design, his proportions are super fine-tuned and every aspect of his design is just perfect to me even if he's not the "ideal" body type or whatever.

There's just no more fitting mascot of video games. :new:
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
He's also very clearly influenced by old timey cartoon characters.
 

Princess Mario

✨Mushroom Kingdom's fabulously glittery plumber✨
Yeah, he shows strongest influence in his initial design (Popeye!), but they softened and rounded the features over the years.
 

Empress of the Dark Winds

I shall conquer the world
So, what Mario meme is so dead that you can't find anyone who remembers it?
I would say Weegee
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
Nah, weegee gets the odd reference here and there.

Parallel Universes died almost as quick as it came about.
 

10000 Needles

Koopa Troopa
I still see parallel universes out in the wild occasionally. I don't think it died, it's just a very niche meme. The demographic of people who like Super Mario 64 enough to seek out/enjoy the absurd amount of knowledge on it people like PannenKoek have is relatively small. People still comment about parallel universe on his newest uploads, albeit less frequently.
 

Redshift

Enjoying dinners at 9:00 PM
I don't quite understand why a military tank would suddenly raise the game's rating now. Is it like a new gun situation where ratings get freaked out over the fact that they exist? This is like the presence of fighter jets now raising the age as well. I also read that it caused a big explosion and I'm like...so what? 8 year olds will love that, look at cartoons aimed at boys in the 80's-90's like Transformers or GI Joe. I'll never get why Odyssey gets an E10+, I don't think it's unsuitable for 6 year olds in the slightest.

What's funny is that zombie Mario with an axe on his head was added post-launch.

I think Yoshi's Crafted World can get away with that because everything is made out of craft rather than realistic. I'm going to bet if they used ketchup, red paint, or tomato sauce as blood, it will still keep the the E rating.
 

Redshift

Enjoying dinners at 9:00 PM
The Ulti-Free Badge was far too powerful of an item and let players just steamroll the game.
 

Mcmadness

The idiot who puts things in the wrong board.
Depends on which era. Early Mickey was more mischievous for example.
 

Princess Mario

✨Mushroom Kingdom's fabulously glittery plumber✨
The Mario series is known for being good starter entries yet the perfect Mario game that can teach people of the most complicated and noisy card game in the planet has never been localized outside of Japan.



I've seen my family play this game (the actual board game not the Mario one lol) and I feel betrayed Mario can't teach me what the hell the bird tile does nor what those pretty flowers are supposed to stand for.
 
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