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Mario is the protagonist of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. series of games.

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Where did the Goombas come from?

In the Super Mario series, there are little creatures called Goombas. If you haven't played Mario, this is a Goomba. My question is this: Where did they come from? What inspired the Goomba? It's been ...
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How long is a 'Mario Second' and is there a reason why it seems to be shorter than a real second?

In all Mario games where theres a timer (like the original Mario Bros and Super Mario Maker) the seconds on the timer... well... don't seem to be real second. It seems to be more in the range of .5 to ...
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What game is this red-haired Mario character from?

In the Glove and Boots video What Happened to Pauline?, at 1:28 there's an image of a of red-haired girl in a white dress playing volleyball. She's placed below a photo of Toadette and Rosalina, and ...
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Is there a King to the Mushroom Kingdom?

Peach still being a Princess means that there is a King and/or Queen of the Mushroom Kingdom somewhere, but I can't remember a time where we met the parents of that gal we rescue twice a week it seems....
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Is Toad's head a hat or part of the body?

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 ...
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Why is Bowser OK when he's not kidnapping the princess?

Has it ever been touched on why everybody is alright with Bowser between his kidnappings? I mean, the guy kidnapped the Princess multiple times, but when the princess is not kidnapped, they have ...
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Is there a Mario canon, and what is the order of the games if there is?

Zelda has an official canon, with the games storylines set in a certain order. But does Mario have the same thing, and if so, what is that order? The other option being that every game is a bubble, ...
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What was the first Mario game that featured taking down Bowser with 3 hits?

In all of the Mario games I played (which are not that many), I have to take down Bowser with three hits. I was wondering which Mario game first had that specific gameplay mechanism, since it seems to ...
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Has Mario and Luigi being plumbers had any effect on the plot of any game?

It is a known fact that Mario and Luigi are plumbers. But when was that defined, and did it ever have any effect on the plot of a game?
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Was Super Mario Bros. 3 all just a performance?

A popular fan theory states that Super Mario Bros. 3 was in actuality just a performance or stage play, as written about by Cracked and Dorkly among others. Is there any basis to this assertment? Has ...
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Waluigi - why does he have a red rose?

What is the reasoning for him having a red rose? We see it in Mario Party 8 (on Wii) and I know I've seen him with some roses in another game... what is his connection with roses?
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Is there any other kingdom than the Mushroom Kingdom?

In the Mario Brothers universe, We always hear about the princess Peach and the Mushroom Kingdom, but are there any other kingdoms in the Mario Brothers universe?
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Does the Blue Spiny Koopa Shell ever appear on a Koopa?

In Mario Kart, the Blue Spiny Shell is the harbinger of death and broken friendships. But, is there actually a Koopa in the Mario universe that wears this shell clad in spikes?
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Is there a legal way to play Mario on PS2?

I have a PS2 and want to play the classic Mario games on it. I know the PS2 is a Sony product and Mario is a Nintendo product, but that doesn't answer my question because I have seen some non-Sony ...
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How do you pronounce "Lakitu"?

Lakitus are one of the most iconic characters in the world of Super Mario that can be best described as: ...bespectacled Koopas who ride clouds through the skies. ...best known for tossing Spiny ...
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Nintendo World and the "7 Stars" Concept [closed]

I always was super fan of Nintendo games and games for Nintendo, although I haven't played them all. And I always had a curiosity about the 7 Stars concept present in several games, like Super Mario ...
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What does the "P" stand for in Super Mario's P-Switches? [closed]

In pretty much every Super Mario platformer game after Super Mario Bros 3, there is a "P-switch" which turns blocks into coins and vice-versa (and sometimes some other thing, like make special blocks ...
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Is that a saddle or a shell on the back of Yoshi? [closed]

Today I just randomly thought of Yoshi, and then suddenly have a feeling that the red thingy on the back of Yoshi looks like a shell. A simple Google search did result in some random links of people ...
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Is Mario or Luigi the older brother?

I always assumed Mario was older than Luigi. However, I've heard that Japanese schoolchildren often assume Luigi is older because he's taller. Is there any official source for which one is older ...
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Are Mario & Luigi orphans?

For one thing, I'm prettty sure the mustache'd duo is definitely human. No doubt. But what I think I've never found out is whether or not they had parents. IS there anything not non-canon that ...
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How can I identify a Mario Bros character (Big gray stone that falls)

I was looking for images of this and can't find because I'm lacking a term. I would like to know the name (or how would you would call) a character from (that I know of) from the old Mario's (NES and ...
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Differences between Mario Bros for the NES and 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros?

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, Nintendo has released a couple of Wii bundles that include some sort of variant of Mario Bros: 25th Anniversary SUPER MARIO BROS is pre-installed, the ...
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Are there alternate or secret exits for some levels in New Super Mario Bros for Wii?

In Super Mario World on the Super NES (16-bit), some levels on the world map were represented by a different-colored globe, which indicated that there were secret exits hidden on them that would open ...
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What are the Star Coins for in New Super Mario Bros. Wii?

You can collect three Star Coins in each level. What is their purpose?
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