Nintendo Changes Mario’s Profession, Is No Longer A Plumber
We’ve known that before Mario ventured into the Mushroom Kingdom that he was a skilled tradesman in New York. The two Mario brothers were plumbers, and they were good at it, and they even used their knowledge after leaving New York to beat Bowser and company.
Well, according to Nintendo, who recently updated Mario’s profile on the Japanese Nintendo site, Kotaku translated the blurb about Mario revealing he is no longer a plumber.
The blurb reads:
“All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…”
This has rocked my world down to the core, as I like many others, assumed Mario was employed and a working man, instead now, he is relegated to being a hero with no steady income.
This lines up with what Shigeru Miyamoto also once said about Mario. Did you know that when Mario was introduced in Donkey Kong as Jumpman, who “was basically a carpenter,” and before “we decided he could be a plumber.”