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"Can Mario possess a man and compel him to die?" - people try to get to grips with Mario's new ability to capture everything

Super Mario Odyssey's new friend Cappy and the accompanying "capture" mechanic is provoking some significant philosophical questions - much more so than, say, FLUDD from Super Mario Sunshine. That's the difference between a backpack that can shoot water and a hat that can possess everything from electrical impulses to tyrannosaurus rexes to human beings, I suppose.

People are still trying to figure it all out nearly a week after the strange, terrible magic of Cappy was revealed at the E3 2017 Nintendo Direct.

The problem of Cappy

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Super Mario Odyssey's disturbing implications

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Could this be the end?

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Ok, let's calm down with these pictures of Frog Mario

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Disturbing questions aside, see what we thought of the game in our Super Mario Odyssey hands-on preview, and watch more than an hour of Super Mario Odyssey footage from E3.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.