Six zany reasons to see Mario in a whole new light

is our hero really evil?

So, ya think your favorite plumbing, swooping brothers from Nintendo are all kid-friendly? Well, Reverend Anthony from Destructoid probably wondered just the same thing, and as a result, he came up with a zany list just to point how “sinister” Mario is.

First off, there’s the deal about mushrooms. I know you’re probably thinking about *ahem* various chemicals to alter mental states, but well, it’s too early for that. You see, Reverend Anthony speculates that maybe, just maybe, those mushroom power-ups are actually dismembered citizens from the Mushroom Kingdom, comfortably snuck in question-mark boxes for Mario to “unwittingly” come across.

Second on the list is Mario’s allegory for the Bolshevik Revolution. Come to think of it, mario’s got the whole thing down pat: the “trademark” Stalin mustache, the star on the flag, the “overthrowing an empire” thing, AND the red outfit.

Check out the rest of the article after the jump!

is our hero really evil?

So, ya think your favorite plumbing, swooping brothers from Nintendo are all kid-friendly? Well, Reverend Anthony from Destructoid probably wondered just the same thing, and as a result, he came up with a zany list just to point how “sinister” Mario is.

First off, there’s the deal about mushrooms. I know you’re probably thinking about *ahem* various chemicals to alter mental states, but well, it’s too early for that. You see, Reverend Anthony speculates that maybe, just maybe, those mushroom power-ups are actually dismembered citizens from the Mushroom Kingdom, comfortably snuck in question-mark boxes for Mario to  “unwittingly” come across.

Second on the list is Mario’s allegory for the Bolshevik Revolution. Come to think of it, mario’s got the whole thing down pat: the “trademark” Stalin mustache, the star on the flag, the “overthrowing an empire” thing, AND the red outfit.

Next off, Reverend Anthony has racism on the list, and for this, he cites the stereotyping of Italians and blue-collar immigrants as his reasons.

Next up on the Reverend’s list would be this really creepy picture:

Grrrr... MArio here's to save the day!

Of course, the subject of mushrooms,  flower powerups and substance abuse couldn’t be avoided. As our source says, “The mushrooms Mario is so fond of are of the ‘magic’, hallucinatory variety, the flowers he eats to produce fire are obviously some sort of illegal poppy blossom, and the magic leaves that make him turn into a flying raccoon… well, you figure it out.”

And what’s top six? Murder. Go figure.

Via Destructoid

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