• xexcite - August 16, 2012 6:48 p.m.

    well, here we go: in the first place: mario is an italian plumber, in some sort of "imagination land" why is he the only one from a REAL country? bowser kidnapps the princess again and again, because he and peach have a little affair i think. they made this stupid kidnap story and kinda fall into it so they have no other options to excuse why peach was out of her castle. sry 4 bad english, i'll go take some english lessons now, see ya
  • iowastate - August 16, 2012 2:25 a.m.

    how dumb was Mario - he never figured out that Princess Peach was never home and always was running off and "kidnapped" uh huh - we have a word for girls like that don't we?
  • Nikku7 - August 15, 2012 10:55 p.m.

    Really, just play the Mario RPGs if you haven't. (Yeah, play the platformers too of course.) If you really want to dig into the Mario lore, the RPGs are the best way to do so, not to mention they're hilarious. Mario's done stuff as disturbing as fighting giant, inter dimensional demon versions of Luigi as well as demon possessed princess Peach. Bowser has almost had an elaborate wedding ceremony with Peach, and Luigi has cross-dressed in attempt to fool Fawful and Cackletta. Mario and Luigi also had to kill Cackletta's soul to get it out of Bowser.
  • KA87 - August 14, 2012 5:45 a.m.

    What makes the idea of a plumber being the hero even more troubling is the fact that the kingdom is loaded. They a literally so loaded that they just leave their coins floating around in the sky or in boxes that anyone can just walk up and take. Seriously, why don’t they use some of that extra coin on some more heroes or a better defense system for the castle so that they never have any of these kidnapping incidents?
  • forestfire55 - August 14, 2012 3:29 a.m.

    You forgot where peach had bowsers child... that was wierd. Super mario sunshine i think, it was on the wii.
  • DirkSteele1 - August 14, 2012 5:41 a.m.

    I thought that was implied in Super Mario Galaxy (still the best game I have played this generation)? I remember at the time of that revelation thinking it was a bit disturbing.
  • into the sound - August 14, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    Actually I think at the end of SM: Sunshine Bowser has what could be construed as a "heart-to-heart" with Bowser Jr., letting him know that Peach isn't really his mom. I breathed a sigh of relief. I'd much rather believe that Bowser just lied to his kid to get him to kidnap the princess for him.
  • DirkSteele1 - August 14, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    Think I will have to hunt down an old copy of Sunshine from eBay and pull the Wii out of the cupboard. I am clearly missing some of the Mario canon.
  • forestfire55 - August 14, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    Its just that peach didnt deny it, so somehow she thought it was possible, i dont know.
  • Hobogonigal - August 15, 2012 12:41 a.m.

    Hmmm, I didn't really think about it like that at the time but you're right. You think that she would have seemed a little surprised if someone told her that she had a son with a ten-story tall monster...
  • Z-man427 - August 13, 2012 6:12 p.m.

    Wait, What if Peach's dad never returned because he was turned into Koopa? He just wants his daughter back and Mario keeps ruining it for the poor guy.
  • LBD_Nytetrayn - August 13, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    And of course there has to be a drug reference... I might even give a pass on that to "Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy," though I figured that was more akin to licking toads. Does it count as a drug if it's using an animal? As for why it's always Mario? Peach has guards and such; they're Toads. With a few exceptions, Toads don't tend to be good for a whole lot. But Mario? He gets things DONE, son. And no powers? Can YOU swing a giant demon-turtle-dragon-king around by the tail? Plus, he has lots of powers all around him; all he has to do is reach out and grab one. (I do like the article, but just sayin'... =) ) (As an aside... why is my captcha for this post in Hebrew characters?)
  • cj12297 - August 13, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    Of course Bowser is invited to everything. He is the King
  • Cyberninja - August 13, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    So will there ever be game to tell the origins of the whole thing? with Zelda we had SS.
  • LBD_Nytetrayn - August 13, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    ...Yoshi's Island? And Yoshi's Island DS, if you want an explanation of what makes Mario and others "special."
  • ryanjohnson - August 13, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    Great article. I hope it's not against rules to do this, but I wrote this fun thing on my 6 year old son asking those big questions about Mario, I wanted to share with you. Sorry if there's illegality in posting a link; I just felt that the humor of both pieces kinda mesh together. :)
  • gamesradarclint - August 13, 2012 1:37 p.m.

    Good read Coop! But just because Mario 3 is a play doesn't mean the events of Mari 3 never occurred! They could have just been too bloody for us to take.

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