What if what we know about Mario were lies? This theory would explain the true origin of the fake plumber and his enmity with Donkey Kong.
We all know Mario for being not only the most famous plumber in video games, but also someone nice and good to everyone, except Bowser. But what if we told you that Mario’s origin was not so prettywhat it was not good y not even a plumber? That reveals a famous theory that points to games of Donkey Kong.
According to this, the Mario’s first adventure (or Jumpman) and the gorilla was not the classic NES Donkey Kong, born by Popeye. Chronologically speaking, the first would be Donkey Kong Circus, title released in 1984 on Game & Watch. Why? because it would explain the origin of the rivalry between both charactersa similar to the one we will see in the film that opens in March.
in that game, Donkey Kong has to juggle to accumulate points by acting in a circus. Every time it fails Mario makes fun of him. Two things are clear from here: the first, that Mario was pretty bad at the beginning; the second, that originally he was an animal keeper in a circus.
How did he change to be a plumber and a good person over time? There are those who claim that sought redemption after watching the gorilla kidnap his girlfriend as revenge later, in the arcade and NES classic Donkey Kong. But there is also another theory that suggests that Jumpman wasn’t actually Mario, but his father, whose photo we recently revealed. He and Cranky Kong would have been rivals so that, over the years, his son and his grandson, respectively, ended up getting along.
Needless to say, this is a theory and that Nintendo can simply consider these games non-canon and move away from the stories of both characters. Even so, it is the one that best explains why both characters got along so badly. Mario’s origin may be much murkier than it seemed if this theory ends up being proven true.
What story do you keep? We read you in the comments.
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