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Nintendo’s Japanese website says Mario isn’t a plumber any longer

Posted on September 4, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Random

On its Japanese website, Nintendo has character profiles for various characters in the Mario franchise. One change in particular is earning a great deal of attention.

This is Nintendo’s character description for Mario:

All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…

For the most part, this seems harmless. That is until you read the last sentence, which indicates that Mario isn’t a plumber any longer. Mario was originally imagined as a carpenter according to creator Shigeru Miyamoto, but became a plumber in 1983 with Mario Bros. and when Luigi was brought into the picture.

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  • Tlink7

    …MY ENTIRE LIFE IS A LIE, WHYYYYYY

  • JacksomLOVESNintendo

    Deepest lore.

  • Moonkey Sama

    Wanna cry :”)

  • awng782

    Wut??

    Mario Odyssey preorder cancelled.

  • Imparcial

    Unemployed

  • Justin McQuillen

    Now he’s a Pimp

  • ««H3©TöR»»

    The plot thiccens.

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  • Princess_Eevee9

    But. It was great for jokes his being a Plumber!

  • Vinicius

    He worked as a plumber to pay for med school.

  • Wanderlei

    Probably boss of plumbing business now.

  • Exy

    The last time he did any plumbing was in the intro of Super Mario 3D World in 2013. It’s also why it’s currently the best Mario game ever made.

    • Pachirisu

      people bash on it for not being a “true” 3d mario, whatever that means…

      it’s sad because they dismiss everything it does right and excels in, and it honestly was some of the most fun i’ve ever had playing a mario game. Especially when you gather 3 other friends to tag along for the ride.

      • Justin McQuillen

        mario 3d world was amazing. you are telling me that game has critics? dude people will hate on anything. i was absolutely blown away by that game and its use of 3D when it came out.

    • Donovan Tull

      I disagree on it being the best one ever made, I think the Galaxy titles and 64 were better. Still, a solid game.

  • GoldenTriforce

    This has been obvious for a while now lol

  • Felipe M.

    Mario is a ‘fatspirtation’ for Fat Pride.

  • Meadowtronic

    He’s an adventurer!

  • Shonenfan

    Mario became a actual star. He is great at sports! But still wears his plumbing outfit. Perhaps he fixes pipes when needs to :O like how hank hill loves his propane so mario loves pipes plumbing!

    • Spyker88 .

      Seems like a good opportunity then (especially during Hurricane season) to have ” Mario’s Plumbing and Plumbing Accessories” as a viable business option.

  • Reggie

    This is so surreal to me. But I guess when 70% of your time is dedicated to saving princesses from fire-breathing turtles in a fungi kingdom, plumbing starts to look really boring in comparison.

    That or his boss fired him when he tried to retell that story, thinking he was high.

  • RoadyMike

    Top 10 most shocking revaluations in anime

  • Apfel

    Of course he’s not a plumber anymore…he’s probably community manager, graphic designer or influencer…Uncool to be a plumber nowadays…
    And that’s why today, plumbers make a lot of money.

  • Adrian Brown

    He’s actually an actor. Miyamoto said that all the Mario crew represent roles, and they work together on each game. Even SMB3 is presented as a play.

    • Justin McQuillen

      same with the sonic series, it’s presented in acts

  • FutureFox

    Mario now joins the ranks Pluto.

  • Addy

    Almost none of the video games Mario starred or appeared in, that I played, featured any sort of plumbing.

    • James Smith

      did you ever even PLAY super mario? you don’t think using sewer pipes to transport to different places has anything to do with plumbing? the game is a fantasy where a plumber is dreaming and in his dream he goes down the sewer pipe and on the other side when he gets there he finds the ‘magic mushroom’ kingdom (drug use implied) where he uses flower power (poppy flowers- opium) to “power up”. and every time he gets to the end he can use the sewer pipes to take him somewhere new. the game is whack and awesome. totally not politically correct but in an implied way. i’m surprised most people haven’t figured it all out. all the games about mario- are his adventures he has in his fantasy life. mario “wakes up” when you turn the nintendo off and go back to the real world.

  • DERPEST_NARWHAL

    It makes sense

  • Annie Anemo
  • Raphael Chapman

    Now, He’s a Mushroom Kingdom Mercenary.

  • James Smith

    i can’t believe nintendo has gone on for so long that there’s a generation now that don’t even know what the character is about. using sewer pipes to
    transport to different places has everything to do with plumbing. how can you say that mario is not a plumber? these game makers don’t even know what the game is about anymore. while you are playing, “you” – the player- “ARE” mario. the
    game is a fantasy. when you- (mario) falls asleep- you dream (play the game) and in his dream he goes
    down the sewer pipe and on the other side when he gets there he finds
    the ‘magic mushroom’ kingdom (drug use implied) where he uses flower
    power (poppy flowers- opium) to “power up”. and every time he gets to
    the end he can use the sewer pipes to take him somewhere new. the game
    is whack and awesome. totally not politically correct but in an implied
    way. i’m surprised most people haven’t figured it all out. all the games
    about mario- are his adventures he has in his fantasy life. mario
    “wakes up” when you turn the nintendo off and go back to the real world.
    at the end of his fantasy adventure he gets to save the princess- which
    never happens in the real world.

  • noelmellor

    I used to work for a (digital marketing) agency that did some work for Nintendo UK and we were told never to refer to Mario as a plumber, as in Japan it is considered to be a menial profession. This was probably about four of five years ago, so this really doesn’t surprise me that much!