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For questions about the speculative fiction aspects of the Super Mario Bros. franchise from video game publisher Nintendo. The franchise consists mainly of video games, but also includes TV series and films released in 1993 and 2023. The first game was Donkey Kong, a 1981 arcade game, which was followed by other games, including the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. Characters in the Super Mario Bros. universe include tradesman brothers Mario and Luigi.

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What is happening to Mario when he captures a creature in Super Mario Odyssey?

In the Super Mario Odyssey video game, early on in the play time Mario is able to "capture" a frog with his new companion Cappy. This game mechanic works on various creatures throughout the ...
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Is there a reason Nintendo swapped the colors of Mario's outfit and his trousers?

In the present day, Mario is always presented with the following colours: As you can see, his main outfit is red, his trousers are blue and his hat is red. However, if we look for example at the ...
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Was the economy of Dinohattan ever explored?

The 1993 Super Mario Bros. film explores a parallel Earth in which dinosaurs survived and evolved intelligence. In the present day of the film, the dinosaurs' planet's lack of resources is mentioned ...
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Are Goombas sapient?

I starting asking myself this when I remembered a part of a DIC cartoon where Goombas are treated as savage animals and appear in cages. I could forgive this, because these cartoons are not canon, and ...
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Is Scapelli actually Donkey Kong?

In the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film, we meet a secondary antagonist, Scapelli, who apparently is a professional rival to Mario and Luigi's plumbing business. Near the end of the film, Koopa de-evolves ...
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In Super Mario Bros. 2, why does Wart die from eating too many vegetables?

I think this is because Wart is a frog (toad to be exact). Frogs are amphibians. Adult amphibians are obligate carnivores (like snakes and weasels, but much stockier).
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Are Yoshis citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom?

Things can be confusing for a bizarre fictional world in which animals can be first-class citizens. Whenever I've encountered Yoshis (I don't know whether I interact with the same Yoshi everywhere or ...
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Are the pipes in the Mario series made by Mario as tunnel entries to infiltrate Bowser's kingdom or are they a normalcy?

Is there any link available to a manual/source concerning the pipes in Mario games? Are they made by Mario as tunnel entries to infiltrate Bowser's kingdom or were they already there and Mario is ...
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How is Princess Daisy a tomboy?

The games say that Daisy is a tomboy. However, I don't see her acting like one. Is there a good reason why she's called a tomboy? Here's the background: The Japanese instructions for Super Mario ...
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Who put the coins in the Mario Universe?

According to canon: (from the official instruction booklet, according to this PDF) Once upon a time, the peaceful Mushroom Kingdom was invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of turtles famous for their dark ...
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What's going on with the crashed baby Luma?

In Super Mario Galaxy we learn of the backstory of the motherly protector of the cosmos, Rosalina; how she met a young baby Luma which had crashed in a downed Starshroom spaceship on her home planet; ...
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Who are Mario (and Luigi's) parents?

We see in the Hollywood movie Super Mario Bros. that no-one seems to know Mario's full name or his background. So I just want to know, who are his parents and where do they live? Are they still ...
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Does Bowser Jr. have a mom, and if so, who is she?

Bowser Jr. is son of the King Koopa himself. I am unsure if this means biological son or otherwise, but the resemblance is uncanny. Bowser also seems to be protective and emotional when dealing with ...
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How did the Ninja Koopas become giant?

In the first episode of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3, the Ninja Koopas are sent to dispatch a giant mushroom man. When they get there they are the same size as the giant. I can't remember how ...
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What do King Bowser's escape potions actually do?

In the TV show Super Mario Bros Super Show-Bowser, after being defeated, usually escapes in 1 form or another. I saw him throw the red potions from the game(which he escapes with)-which in the game ...
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Are green Yoshis more common than other varieties in Super Mario?

A few days ago, I typed Yoshi in to a Google search, and looked at pictures for fun; most of the Yoshis were green. Are green Yoshis more common than other varieties, or are they all equally common, ...
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Why do humans rule Mushroom Kingdom?

By all means, Princess Peach looks human. So, her father should also be human. Citizens of Mushroom Kingdom are Toads (colorful toads) and maybe, Yoshis (colorful Yoshis). Why would humans rule it? ...
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Why would a princess invite a plumber to a party?

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 ...
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Where do Koopa Paratroopa wings come from?

For some reason I thought the Koopa Paratroopa's wings were the result of some kind of magic spell or effect (like from a Super Leaf or Cape Feather or something), but looking for a specific reference ...
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Does Yoshi have a saddle or a shell on his back?

In most older incarnations of Yoshi, he had what appeared to be a saddle on his back, which Mario would ride on in games like Super Mario World. Now newer 3D renditions show this to actually be a red ...
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Is Mario killing people when he smashes bricks?

In the manual for the original Super Mario Bros. game it states The Quiet peace-loving Mushroom people were turned into mere stones, bricks, and even field horse-hair plants, and the Mushroom ...
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What is King Koopa the king of?

Bowser is consistently portrayed as attempting to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, but in early games he was called King Koopa. What kingdom was King Koopa already the king of?
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Does Mario actually like mushrooms?

So Mario and company eat all kinds of things to get stronger or gain powers with mushrooms being the most prevalent. They are the most basic power up and they also provide additional lives. What I ...
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How did the Mario Brothers discover/enter the Mushroom Kingdom?

The Mario Brothers are described as Italian brothers who are plumbers, not native inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom. How did the Mario Brothers first discover and enter the Mushroom Kingdom? For ...
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What is Mario's full name?

Mario and Luigi are called the Mario brothers. Does that mean Mario's first and last name is Mario, or does he have another first/last name?
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What are Boos ghosts of?

Boos are ghost characters from the Super Mario Bros. franchise. Are boos the lingering spirits of some no longer living creature. Or are they born as boos and have always been ghosts?
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Has the system of government ever been explained for the Mushroom Kingdom?

Obviously there's a princess, so I'm assuming there's a king/queen. Who rules the Toads and how?
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What happened at the end of the Super Mario Bros film?

The Super Mario Bros film ended on a cliff hanger… What happened, and what if any were the plans for a sequel?
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