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Has Mario and Luigi being plumbers had any effect on the plot of any game?

They were first shown to be plumbers in the original Mario Bros. game (Thanks to Chase Sandmann for the box art correction.) The original Mario Bros. game, first released in arcades in 1983, was the ...
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Where did the Goombas come from?

They came from the Mushroom Kingdom, being residents that joined Bowser. A mushroom who betrayed the Mushroom Kingdom. – Super Mario Bros. manual They are inspired by mushrooms. Specifically ...
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Has Mario and Luigi being plumbers had any effect on the plot of any game?

In Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U, the intro shows the Mario Brothers stumbling upon a broken pipe and they set about fixing it with their plumbing powers. It's an extremely minor plot point but a ...
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Does the Blue Spiny Koopa Shell ever appear on a Koopa?

The only creature I've found with the Blue Spiny Shell is Sky-Blue Spiny, and is found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. There was a similar one in old Super Mario Bros. 3: If they aren't ...
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Was Super Mario Bros. 3 all just a performance?

Yes, according to series creator Shigeru Miyamoto it was. He nods affirmingly to this very question in this video on Mario myths.
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Is there any other kingdom than the Mushroom Kingdom?

Yup, there are. Super Mario Land takes place in Sarasaland, and is the country Daisy rules over. Super Mario Land 2 takes place in Mario Land, although I'm not sure if it's located within the ...
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What was the first Mario game that featured taking down Bowser with 3 hits?

Super Mario 64 (1996) is the first game that did this. Super Mario Bros. (1985) you jumped on an axe. That's out. Mario Lost Levels (1986) you still jumped on an axe. That's out. Super Mario Bros. ...
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How do you pronounce "Lakitu"?

Princess Toadstool pronounced it in the television show /ˈlækiːtuː/ (la-KEE-too) http://www.mariowiki.com/lakitu As that page states and if you ever watched the show you would have heard this being ...
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Is there a King to the Mushroom Kingdom?

According to the wikia, there is a Mushroom King, though there are some discrepancies as to his actual identity, as he has yet to make an appearance in any game. He was first mentioned in the manual ...
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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?

"Mario Second" differs from game to game and could be between 0.4 to 1 real world second. At least in some cases it was caused by technical specifications: A timer's count is approximately 0.6 or 0....
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Is Toad's head a hat or part of the body?

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 ...
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Is there a Mario canon, and what is the order of the games if there is?

There is apparently no official canon, as mentioned in this wikia article: Unlike many other franchises, the Mario franchise and its many spin-off series do not have an officially recognized canon. ...
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Is there any other kingdom than the Mushroom Kingdom?

And we can't forget Nimbus Land, the misleadingly named cloud kingdom from Super Mario RPG, Legend of the Seven Stars, ruled by King and Queen Nimbus and
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Is there any other kingdom than the Mushroom Kingdom?

In Mario and Luigi Dream Team, we go to Pi'llo Kingdom.
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Is there any other kingdom than the Mushroom Kingdom?

In Super Mario Odyssey we’re introduced to the Cap, Cascade, Sand, Lake, Wooded, Cloud, Lost, Metro, Snow, Seaside, Luncheon, Bowser’s, and Moon Kingdoms.
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Is there any other kingdom than the Mushroom Kingdom?

Bowser is the Koopa King (or King of Koopas, if you prefer) and has his own castle with subjects that he rules over. Though Super Mario 3 shows us a large, spooky, highly-militarized "world" that ...
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Are Mario & Luigi orphans?

Luigi and mario were babies when they flew on a stork to their parents. The ride got interrupted by the things on a broomstick and they fell on Yoshi island. The yoshis took care of them until they ...
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