Even the most casual of video game fan knows that Mario of Super Mario Bros. fame is a plumber, so you can understand why diehard fans were a bit troubled when Nintendo casual slipped out the fact that he's actually not a plumber any longer.
Nintendo dropped the bombshell via an update to Mario's bio on the official website and although it's in Japanese, Kotaku provided a handy translation that reveals Mario "worked as a plumber a long time ago..."
As you can imagine, his left people with a lot of mixed feelings to unpack.
Mario's been saving the goddamn Mushroom Kingdom for the past 20+ years no fucking shit he isn't a plumber anymore. https://t.co/btQ3ddGrMM
— jonaTHOT (@AubreyStudios82) September 4, 2017
It's Labour Day and Nintendo fires Mario from being a plumber? This is why the working man needs a union. pic.twitter.com/Fyqqu2Dfxt
— Scott RÃ¼egg (@scottruegg) September 4, 2017
Nintendo says Mario is no longer a plumber.
No word yet from Sega if Sonic intends to keep his commercial real estate license.
— Stephen Pratt (@TheStephenPratt) September 5, 2017
It's-a you, a moron: "Japanese Nintendo said Mario's not a plumber anymore? Since when?? This is bullshit!"
It's-a me, an intellectual: pic.twitter.com/YlBwwTOx1A
— YourPersonalKrillin (@brandokay) September 4, 2017
Guys calm down
The reason Mario isn't a plumber anymore is because he's marrying Princess Peach in Odyssey and then he'll be king
— TheGreatJman (@GreatJman1999) September 4, 2017
Mario is not a plumber anymore? Wtf? What about all the heavily-plumbing-based gameplay?
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 5, 2017
If Mario isnâ€™t a plumber anymore, does he drive cars now? Is this what Mario Kart 8 was preparing us for?
â€œItâ€™s-a me, your Uber driver!â€Â?
— Dannel Jurado (@DeMarko) September 4, 2017
Us: Good morning! It's a beautiful day!
Nintendo: Mario is no longer a plumber.
— Joe-Joe and Kim! (@joejoehasfun) September 4, 2017
mario lost his job on labor day are you fucking kidding me https://t.co/WRqd1b8V5M
— alex (@shitshowdotinfo) September 5, 2017
mario always was a class traitor and i'm not surprised that lumpenprole has laid down his tools to side with the mushroom kingdom oligarchy
— â–€â–€â–€â–€â–€â–€ (@immolations) September 4, 2017
Mario's mustache is black and his hair is brown, stay woke pic.twitter.com/RRMgQLwT31
— Evan The Icon ðŸ—¿ (@evansacksner) September 4, 2017
Mario's job title is officially "Full Time Princess Rescuer". Bowser must be kidnapping her more than we thought.
— Katie McAteer (@PikaHikariKT) September 5, 2017
When you find out that Mario is no longer a plumber. I guess he's a full time doctor now. pic.twitter.com/tTzMbR2Qyu
— Steven Mojica (@SteveMojica) September 5, 2017
Mario's no longer a plumber? What a shock, he can get a month's worth of money just by punching some blocks and killing some turtles.
— Doctor Cheesecake (@Dr_Cheesecake) September 4, 2017
Imagine if Mario was your actual plumber though. Come back from making him a cup of tea and find him jumping on your pet tortoise. Liability
— Joe (@steamedhamms) September 4, 2017