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
ME: Wow, it's so fucked up that Mario is hanging out next to normal humansNINTENDO: also he can possess their bodies pic.twitter.com/vlIooTC7XzJune 13, 2017
MARIOYOU CANT POSSESS A HUMAN MAN ON THE STREETJune 13, 2017
So wait...did Mario capture Kirby...or did Kirby absorb Mario? This is serious. pic.twitter.com/jLaKvWQrfRJune 18, 2017
Nintendo E3 FAQQ: When Mario takes control of a human body, does the human die?A: YesQ: Does it hurt to die from this?A: AbsolutelyJune 13, 2017
Super Mario Odyssey's disturbing implications
Can you die while controlling a normal human in Mario Odyssey? Can Mario possess a man and compel him to die?June 15, 2017
joke: lol Mario looks like GTA, he's gonna pull a gun outwoke: all these people's lives are Mario's toys, his playthingsJune 13, 2017
What if Mario eats one of those cherries that make clones and possesses his duplicate, WHAT THEN NINTENDOJune 13, 2017
What if mario was really just the hat all along. what if mario's usual body is just another body that the hat took overJune 14, 2017
Could this be the end?
Mario Odyssey final stage predictions:- possess Bowser- possess the Earth- possess the moon- possess Peach- possess Mario, undoing timeJune 15, 2017
#MarioOdyssey spoilers pic.twitter.com/4lRrEf2PmtJune 15, 2017
To everyone saying Bowser's survived worse: pic.twitter.com/mytD6qYwbqJune 17, 2017
Ok, let's calm down with these pictures of Frog Mario
FROG MARIO!! pic.twitter.com/6JaDayHgtHJune 13, 2017
Frog Mario #MarioOdyssey pic.twitter.com/cO4OrlRzebJune 18, 2017
FROG MARIO pic.twitter.com/Jb2Nq2zuJxJune 13, 2017