Super mario is so awesome
Metal Mario is cool, but in terms of if he's a separate character or just a power-up confuses me in terms of canon/marioverse stuff.
I'm not saying the Metal Cap turns Mario into a completely different person, obviously. There's a difference between Metal Mario and Metal Mario.
I personally think Metal Mario is a separate character who's more competitive and fight-y compared to Mario, just posting this cuz I wanna hear some thoughts on the whole matter lol