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Watching a Paper Mario : Thousand Year Door Playthrough, and in it we can see toads that have their heads sewn like if it was a hat that was repaired.

I always tought the big thing in their head with the dots was part of their body, but this seems to point that it's more a piece of clothing than a part of their body.

Also, if it's a hat, have we ever seen a Toad without his hat?

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According to this video, it is a hat. They show a scene from the Super Mario Bros. Super Show where Toad is being flown away by some sort of dinosaur-like creature (forgive me if that's some sort of Mario character). Toad manages to escape, and used his head piece as a parachute, thus revealing that it's really a hat, and not his head.

The Mario Wiki also references that this is a hat, under the Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars section:

Many Toads in this game have different patterns on their hats than normally found on Toads.

Even the Wikipedia page for Toad has a picture of him with his Mushroom Cap/Hat removed, however it does mention that none of the games seem to confirm or deny this:

Toad has on occasion removed his mushroom cap, revealing three strands of hair; however, the games have never confirmed or refuted this.

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    Seeing toad without his hat still makes me laugh every time I see it.
    – Stevoisiak
    Jul 21, 2017 at 18:13
  • Some sources claim that the TV shows are not really canon. Can you provide proof that they are?
    – Mystagogue
    Jul 21, 2017 at 19:32
  • @Mystagogue probably not - most sources that claim it's not a hat seem to be forums. I purposely avoided these sources since that aren't the most valid. Can you provide sources that otherwise suggest it isn't a hat? Can you provide sources that claim the TV show isn't canon? This is merely just the information that I've found and reported.
    – Timmy Jim
    Jul 21, 2017 at 19:38
  • @TimmyJim the mario wiki article on toads seems to be conflicted on this issue. While the one section calls their cap a hat, other sections state that it is never explicitly confirmed or refuted that the cap is removable.
    – Mystagogue
    Jul 21, 2017 at 20:13
  • @Mystagogue so has the Wikipedia page on Toad as I've stated in my answer.
    – Timmy Jim
    Jul 21, 2017 at 20:15

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