Twitter Comes To Terms With The News Mario Isn’t A Plumber

Mario has held many jobs over the years: hostage negotiator, race car driver, tennis pro, unlicensed doctor single-handedly creating new superbugs by dispensing antibiotics all willy-nilly. But the job he’s most known for is as a plumber, making him especially suited for exploring all those green pipes of the Mushroom Kingdom in his quest to save Princess Peach once he’s done stuffing his pockets with gold coins and brutalizing tortoises.

But Mario is a plumber no more, according to his updated bio on Nintendo’s Japanese-language website:

Kotaku offers a translation:

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

Gasp. Though, to be fair, Mario started as “basically a carpenter” in Donkey Kong, then was changed to a plumber to fit the setting of Mario Bros. As Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has explained, “The scenario dictates his role.”

Nonetheless, just as we saw when Nintendo released the first trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, people on Twitter had strong feelings about this new information. Some reacted with confusion:

Others experienced sadness and anger:

Some delved a little too deep into the philosophical implications:

But some of those philosophical observations were intriguing:

Which spurred some to make shocking realizations:

Some weren’t surprised at all:

And one person made the case for why Mario should have never been a plumber in the first place:

(Via Kotaku and Nintendo)