The Weekend Chat: Is Mario the Real Bad Guy?

 
 

In an interview with some of Nintendo’s top brass, it was revealed that Mario might not be such a stand-up guy. Historic animal cruelty charges have been levelled against the company’s iconic plumber, after it was found that he would hit Yoshi in the head to make it poke out its tongue and eat enemies.

But maybe we’ve always known this side of Mario? His rampant destruction of property throughout the Mushroom Kingdom, wantonly jumping on the heads of Goombas, and collecting lost coins but not returning them to their owners.

Is Mario a bad guy?

Have your say in the comments below!

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Comments Comments (12)

 
Posted by Bank
On Friday 29 Sep 2017 4:07 PM
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Thanks for bringing this up. Recently the Nintendo Corp has turned Mario into a sex figure among impressionable and naive old people. By releasing a topless beach-Mario - without nipples,

To top it off, a historic photograph (Nintendo Gameboy) of him showed a Tribal tattoo for cultural awareness and support, but it's not showing on the new Playboy-esque shot. I don't really know if the company is one I want to support anymore.


RIP Hugh Hefner.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Friday 29 Sep 2017 4:42 PM
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I'd say he's not a bad guy. Just a guy that has ignorantly done some bad things as a result of his raising.

We won't know until Mario Odyssey if he has taken the feedback on board and actually changed.

Tongue firmly plaved I cheek here. Yoshi clearly has a strong skull and gave Mario his consent for said action as he was unable to spot enemies and react as quickly as he could with a firm fist to the head.
 
 
 
Posted by Tin-Automaton
On Friday 29 Sep 2017 4:45 PM
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29 September 2017, 04:07 PM Reply to Bank
Thanks for bringing this up. Recently the Nintendo Corp has turned Mario into a sex figure among impressionable and naive old people. By releasing a topless beach-Mario - without nipples,

To top it off, a historic photograph (Nintendo Gameboy) of him showed a Tribal tattoo for cultural awareness and support, but it's not showing on the new Playboy-esque shot. I don't really know if the company is one I want to support anymore.


RIP Hugh Hefner.
ty for the very important points, expect my 3000 word think-piece soon
 
 
 
Posted by Tin-Automaton
On Friday 29 Sep 2017 4:47 PM
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29 September 2017, 04:42 PM Reply to drunk_monk
I'd say he's not a bad guy. Just a guy that has ignorantly done some bad things as a result of his raising.

We won't know until Mario Odyssey if he has taken the feedback on board and actually changed.

Tongue firmly plaved I cheek here. Yoshi clearly has a strong skull and gave Mario his consent for said action as he was unable to spot enemies and react as quickly as he could with a firm fist to the head.
Maybe we can all learn something from Mario's story
 
 
 
Posted by that_black_guy
On Friday 29 Sep 2017 5:28 PM
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And lets not forget the drug abuse. He popped shrooms so he could become massive and shoot fireballs...
 
 
 
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On Friday 29 Sep 2017 5:36 PM
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On Friday 29 Sep 2017 8:10 PM
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Posted by trun39
On Saturday 30 Sep 2017 1:23 PM
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This is why I can't play games like this. Far too violent and cruel.
 
 
 
Posted by MonkeyMan
On Saturday 30 Sep 2017 1:49 PM
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Is the searching for a princess line just a cover for his destruction of all those kingdoms?
Mario must be stopped!
 
 
 
Posted by Conquisto007
On Saturday 30 Sep 2017 3:19 PM
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29 September 2017, 05:36 PM Reply to NZGamer
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Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Saturday 30 Sep 2017 8:52 PM
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hes always been a bit of an a***ole :D
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Monday 2 Oct 2017 3:49 PM
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Well he literally was the bad guy in Donkey Kong Jr.

Yes you could argue he was just getting 'revenge' on someone else who did a bad thing and whether revenge is classed as being the bad guy etc, but I mean from the narrative standpoint at least - with you being Donkey Kong Jr. trying to save your Daddy from him, Mario was for all intents and purposes definitely the bad guy of that game at least.