Super Mario Run

Dear Mario,

Why don't you join us at the castle for a party?

I'll bake a cake!

Yours truly, Peach

This is the first message I saw in Super Mario Run (Android).

While there's no reason why a princess can't fall for a plumber (classic rich-poor romance), it was supposed to happen at the end after Mario saved the princess with his heroism. But, it was weird that she wrote to a plumber in the beginning that way. How did this happen?

Note: This doesn't look like a normal friendship because of social differences. But, if it is indeed a friendship, again, how did this happen?

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    Well, considering they've been friends for over 30 years, it's not that odd that she would invite him to a party. – Dave Johnson Mar 24 '17 at 18:59
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    You're playing a game with carnivorous plants, walking mushrooms, militant turtles, and that's just off the top of my head, and your disbelief is in the social relationships? – Radhil Mar 24 '17 at 19:07
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    Perhaps she urgently needed someone with a big wrench. – void_ptr Mar 24 '17 at 19:21

The continuity in the Mario franchise is more than just a little screwy, however, it's generally accepted that the games do not take place in a vacuum. Mario and Peach already know each other, and are most likely already in a relationship, at the beginning of Super Mario Run.

I'm pretty sure that in at least one Mario game, Bowser himself has made reference to his multiple attempts to "woo" Princess Peach. I want to say Paper Mario? Unfortunately Google is failing me as far as finding a reference for that quote.

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  • Let's say, it's a sequel of previous games, are the characters on anti-aging charm? – Beebo Mar 25 '17 at 1:10
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    I'd say it's more like they just don't consider aging in-universe. Sort of like how Bart Simpson has been in grade school for like 30 odd years. – Steve-O Mar 25 '17 at 14:38

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