Nintendo has been responsible for some of the most beloved video game characters, and undoubtedly the biggest among them is Super Mario. There have been countless titles with the mustached plumber featured as the main character, ranging from the mainline platformer games to spin-offs that see him in all kinds of unusual situations. The one constant throughout all of these adventures, though, is the weird things that happen in Super Mario all the time that no one ever really notices.
When you actually think about it, there are all sorts of weird "logic" that make no sense in Mario games. Whether it is the bending of real-world physics or the bizarre power-ups, Super Mario logic is a seemingly broken mess at times. In fact, it is arguably worse than weird logic in Pokémon, or mind-boggling quirks in The Legend of Zelda franchise. Even the biggest Nintendo fanboys can sit back and laugh at some of these questionable leaps in video game logic.
Mario Regularly Invites His Enemies To Parties And Sports Events
The one big thing that you can take away from any of the mainline Super Mario game is that Mario and Bowser are not friends. The giant dinosaur-turtle hybrid is the main antagonist of the series, constantly trying to take over the Mushroom Kingdom and kidnap Princess Peach.
Given their history, you would think that Bowser and his underlings wouldn't be high up on the list of invitees for parties, sporting events, and even go-kart races.
Mario Can Breathe In Space, But Not Underwater?
Almost everyone will be aware that it isn’t possible for humans to breathe underwater and in space. However, that didn't stop Mario from traveling across the vast emptiness of space as he jumped from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy.
Yet, despite this ability to seemingly hold his breath for an indefinite amount of time, the former plumber could only spend a few seconds underwater before dying in the same game. Surely the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom would be able to do both equally well if his abilities were consistent.
Performs Countless Jobs... Never Once Fixes A Toilet
Mario may have been a plumber by trade before he started rescuing princesses and defeating giant turtles professionally. Yet, it appears as if he can jump into almost any profession at a moment’s notice. A quick glance illustrates that Mario has had a varied job history. This includes being a theme park owner, a doctor, an Olympic athlete, a toy maker, an archaeologist, and even a boxing referee.
While people can excel in a few different fields, nobody has ever been as prolific as Mario. Either the Mushroom Kingdom doesn't have a very stringent policy when it comes to employment qualifications, or there are dozens of mustached men who all look the same, performing a variety of jobs.
Putting On A Raccoon Suit Lets You Fly
In Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario and Luigi obtain a power-up known as the Tanooki suit. This essentially dresses up the characters in a raccoon costume and allows the wearer to fly. This is confusing as raccoons are not exactly known for flight. What made the matter even more puzzling is the fact that the costume is gained from a brown leaf.