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Author Topic: Mario's Family -- as explained by Japanese First Graders  (Read 12650 times)

David

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« on: February 21, 2008, 12:16:57 AM »
There's a cute little column over at 4 Color Rebellion about what happened when an English teacher asked his six year old students about Mario's family.  Strange relationships between Mario, Peach, Bowser, and Wario are presented.  It also seems Luigi is Mario's older brother, as "(h)e's taller".

I'm honestly not sure I find the kids' logic any worse than that expressed whenever the whole "Donkey Kong Lineage" thing comes up.

Go read more at http://www.4colorrebellion.com/archives/2008/02/18/the-genealogy-of-mario-as-explained-to-me-by-japanese-6-year-olds/.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2008, 12:20:11 AM by Deezer »
Let's do the Mario, all together now!

ShadowBrain

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 07:51:09 AM »
Oh, yeah, I heard about this... pretty sad. How do they market Nintendo characters over in Japan if these are the kinds of ideas they get?
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

N64 Chick

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 09:30:53 AM »
As much as I like Waluigi, I am shocked and appalled that they suggested him before Luigi. I mean, I can understand Wario, but...oy...
Fangirling over Luigi since 1999.

« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 10:22:45 AM »
That's... interesting. Makes me wonder what they'll say for other characters like Yoshi or the Koopalings. Since the answers are so far away from the truth, I can only conclude that a) they're too young to understand what's really said about the relationships, b) they don't know what those words mean, c) they have active imaginations, or d) they're using physical characteristics and other traits to determine relationships (Bowser's big, so it kind of makes sense that he'd be a father).
You didn't say wot wot.

Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 11:59:28 AM »
I haven't laughed this much in a while!
Regards, Uncle Dolan

Kuromatsu

  • 黒松
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 12:04:01 PM »
I can't tell if their findings are really funny or really scary...

Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 02:06:08 PM »
penguinwizard has it down with his answer D. I mean, I bet it's not like they actually pay attention to the details or try to beat the games.
That was a joke.

Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008, 03:28:12 PM »
Bowser is Mario's father (or uncle)!? Lol!
Regards, Uncle Dolan

megamush

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2008, 06:29:35 PM »
who's mario's mother? and I think that their family has issues (who tries to kill there father that many times anyway?)
What ever you do don't press Ctrl-W

N64 Chick

  • one ticked chick
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2008, 06:59:15 PM »
Who tries to kill there father that many times anyway?

I would. No, not really. But my father has done way too many stupid, annoying and downright horrible things that I'll never forgive him for.
Fangirling over Luigi since 1999.

ShadowBrain

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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008, 07:25:39 PM »
who tries to kill there father that many times anyway?
Luke Skywalker?
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

megamush

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2008, 07:44:04 PM »
Luke Skywalker?
well, you have a point there
What ever you do don't press Ctrl-W

« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2008, 08:58:06 PM »
Luke Skywalker?

Bowser: Toadsworth never told you what happened to your father.

Mario: He-a told me enough... he told-a me you killed him!

Bowser: No, Mario. I am your father

Mario: NOOOOOO!

Wario: And I-ma you brother!

Mario: DOUBLE NOOOOOO!

Peach: And I'm your sister!

Mario: So?

Peach: That means we can't date anymore.

Mario: SUPER NOOOOOO!

Yoshi: And I'm Aunt's daughter's roommate's brother's step-son from the future!

Mario: THIS IS GETTING REDUNDENT!

Waluigi: And I have absolutly no relationship with your family's genealogy whatsoever!

Mario: Okaaaaay...

Seriously, this piece is rather chuckle worthy. Though, I can't blame the kids for think Luigi is Mario's older brother. That's usually the first impression someone would get (the taller brother is the older one).
In Soviet Russia, Pokemon chooses you!

Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2008, 10:12:23 PM »

I didn't make this
Regards, Uncle Dolan

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2008, 10:16:55 PM »
Are you sure?
That was a joke.

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