Super Mario is dead at age 37. The noted plumber and mascot of Nintendo was best known for his signature red overalls and hat, as well as his prolific killing of turtles and enslavement of Yoshi. Born on July 14, 1983, he is survived by his brother Luigi, as well as many caring friends and fellow Kart racers. A rescuer of princesses and a champion of the little people, especially little mushroom people, he leaves behind a legacy unmatched in the gaming world. But sadly, he will no longer be saying, “It’s-a me, Mario!,” because he’s-a dead.
Well, not really. Despite what some have been saying, Mario did not depart for that Ultimate Castle. Nor did he go to Hell for his sins against Koopas. (Not yet at least.) As we covered on Nerdist News, his impending demise has been a joke among fans ever since Nintendo announced it was pulling some of his titles from their store on March 31. That day has since been treated as the day Mario will be executed. And now that it’s here, his “death” has led to some hilarious tweets. Here are Twitter’s best reactions to the day the plumber died.
RIP Mario pic.twitter.com/YyGTSiqZ2L— The Fresh Prince of Norfair (@stymiedthoughts) March 31, 2021
It was apparently a painful death, as per tradition.
Mushroom Kingdom law dictates that Paper Mario must also be executed. Please look away. This isn’t pretty. #SuperMario35 pic.twitter.com/c2K4ta17rN— Baldy (@TheBaldEmperor) March 31, 2021
Mario is dead. Humanity’s collective vision goes dark and a simple message flashes before us all: pic.twitter.com/MSVgQ1CZBW— Gene Park (@GenePark) March 31, 2021
Yeah, things got bleak REAL FAST.
The final day for mario has come #mario35 #MARIOISDEAD pic.twitter.com/xDBPtF54xW— Mr_xharlee (@MrXharlee) March 31, 2021
Especially because some seemed to be taking great joy in Mario’s doom.
TODAY'S THE DAY, SAY YOUR PRAYERS MARIO pic.twitter.com/taB6DPswDn— Afrohawk (@afrohawk52) March 31, 2021
But who would do this? And why? Maybe we always should have known there was one “among us.”
Sorry Mario, It's March 31st... pic.twitter.com/9pWm6bBaL7— Aurum (@AurumArt_) March 31, 2021
Or maybe the question we should really be asking about Mario’s death is this: who benefits from it the most? Maybe someone who has forever stood in his shorter brother’s long shadow?
Goodbye Mario, I’ll miss you. We had some good times together, BUT NOW I CAN PLAY AS LUIGI HAHA #RIPMario #Mario pic.twitter.com/04qEDM2Jh7— Spider-Beef: Across The Beef-Verse (@BeefWasTaken) March 31, 2021
Mario is dead.....NOW ITS LUIGI TIME😈😈😈 pic.twitter.com/eRLQtcaqY3— Jordan (@SSJordan_SSB) March 31, 2021
Definitely suspicious. But Luigi isn’t the only person we should look at.
Mario is dead— Lancer (@MKLANCER00) March 31, 2021
Long live Wario
Mario dies today— Prismatic (@GandaGmax) March 31, 2021
prepare for the rise of Wario pic.twitter.com/UKXoUwWLfc
Actually, forget the investigation. It’s too much fun seeing how people react to the fake death of a video game character.
Welp, Mario is dead! You know what that means? pic.twitter.com/XSKxTLQuKL— Waffle King (@WaffleK71881070) March 31, 2021
Mario is DEAD— Artvader || Commission Season (@Artvader_AF) March 31, 2021
Mario is gone too soon. He will be missed by everyone, except for Wario, Bowser, and Donkey Kong.
But don’t despair. If there’s one thing we know about Mario, it’s that he always has extra lives.
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