Mushroom King

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This article is about the king of the Mushroom Kingdom. For information about the king of Dinohattan who transformed into a widespread fungus, see here.
Mushroom King
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The Mushroom King, as he appears in the comics.
Full Name Mushroom King
Species Human

“Excuse me, everybody! I just closed the peanut butter jar on my tie. Can somebody help me?”
Mushroom King, Cloud Burst

The Mushroom King is a seldom-seen ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, and the father of Princess Toadstool. Although he is said to rule alongside the princess, he is a figure that is mostly absent in the video game series. However, he does make somewhat notable appearances in other early media such as the Nintendo Comics System and Nintendo Adventure Books, and the character is mentioned on Princess Peach's profile in a 1993 character guide produced by Nintendo of America.

History[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

In the NES instruction booklet of Super Mario Bros., the Mushroom King is briefly mentioned in passing.[1] With few exceptions such as Super Mario Bros. Deluxe,[2] this is generally not included in subsequent releases. This is likely because the Japanese manual does not mention him.[3]

Nintendo Comics System[edit]

In the Nintendo Comics System, the Mushroom King is the de facto leader of the Mushroom Kingdom. However, he is depicted as scatterbrained and dimwitted, so his responsible daughter often performs his royal duties in his stead. Wooster, one of his subjects, is occasionally at odds with him due to his intelligence.

Based on his role, it is likely that he was based off the kings from Super Mario Bros. 3 as he plays a similar role in the comic strips (having a magic wand that is often taken by Bowser's forces and being transformed into various animals).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The only one who can undo the magic spell on the Mushroom People and return them to their normal selves is the Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King." - Super Mario Bros. English instruction booklet, page 2.
  2. ^ "It is said that only the daughter of the Mushroom King, Princess Toadstool, can break the evil spell and return the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom to their normal selves." - Super Mario Bros. Deluxe English instruction booklet, page 2.
  3. ^ Legends of Localization comparing the Japanese and North American storylines of Super Mario Bros. (Retrieved April 30, 2014)