Nintendo’s legendary mascot Mario has many trademarks, but few are more iconic than his thick, glorious moustache. Sure, he’s an animated character, but Mario’s sporting a true piece of facial-hair beauty.
So when someone posted an image of Mario completely bald (like, nothing on his head or upper lip), people were visibly concerned. Nay, horrified!
Thank you for 2,00 baldies!! Wow!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/B1O2QijZxH
— Making your favorite characters bald again! (@yourfavisbald2) May 10, 2018
One of the better responses was to restore Mario’s hair, but in a variety of crappily-drawn-on styles.
Decided to draw some Mario hair pic.twitter.com/m3koYbBzKD
— Darius Kazemi (@tinysubversions) May 13, 2018
Some pointed out certain other lookalikes:
— FANDOM (@getFANDOM) May 14, 2018
And then there were the responses that just cut straight to the chase.
— James Wilcox (@James_Librarian) May 13, 2018
Perhaps understandably, an earlier post showing a bald Sonic didn’t get quite the same response, because it’s just the usual blue character painted vanilla.
Classic Sonic the Hedgehog (Render from Sonic Forces) pic.twitter.com/ehrjfeDynP
— Making your favorite characters bald again! (@yourfavisbald2) December 1, 2017
It’s actually the second time the Mario family has been in the news of late. In March, Luigi made all the papers back after he received his own image update.
Following the release of Mario Tennis Aces, just way too many people took to the internet to point out the fact Luigi was packing some heat in his shorts.
The difference between Tumblr and Twitter is that Twitter users are all upset about Luigi's dick bulge because they're so fucking basic and Tumblr users are doing Algebra to figure out that it's roughly 3.7" flacid and they're so happy for him to have a dick. pic.twitter.com/BlQynFRaZd
— Christopher Butcher 💭 (@Comics212) March 15, 2018
Whew! Looks like someone’s been taking too many Power-Up Mushrooms!