Talk:List of rumors and urban legends about Mario

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Can someone add These Rumours?[edit]

All of them have been believed by a lot of people.

I'm not sure, I'll call these to attention, but I doubt they are notable enough. Blue Luma and Purple Yoshi were beta elements. Marty was a vandal, and was put on BJAODN. I never heard of any of the others though.Toad-brigade model CTTT.pngToad and his brigade!Toadette model CTTT.png 21:02, 22 December 2014 (EST)
I vaguely remember the Chocolate Factory, but I couldn't tell you where it came from... I might be thinking of "Mario's Factory" from Super Mario RPG. LinkTheLefty (talk) 21:14, 22 December 2014 (EST)
The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.46.226.175 (talk).
Sorry, LinkTheLefty, forgot the source. The Chocolate Factory rumour was spread through a well-known message board that many gamers consulted. Can't remember the name though.
@86.46.226.175, please sign your comments using ~~~~ at the end. Sudowoodo.pngSudowoodo(talk)Sudowoodo.png 04:07, 5 January 2015 (EST)

Marty the Thwomp has been added. The rumor is (barely) alive, but it has its own Youtube video and Facebook page, and I think it's one of the more widely spread rumors. The rest, though, I haven't even heard about. The rumors have to be spread around enough to maybe have their own articles or their own few seconds on DidYouKnow gaming. Rumors are frequent in the series, and we cover mostly the well-known ones. We need more sources aside from gaming forums. In the last case, we have to wait until there's more information that proves the rumor true or false. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:09, 5 January 2015 (EST)

+1 for better sources. Sudowoodo.pngSudowoodo(talk)Sudowoodo.png 05:50, 7 January 2015 (EST)
I know that that mario movie rumour's real. There's a poll on it on the main page!
The preceding unsigned comment was added by 87.33.186.11 (talk).

Speculation[edit]

I don't think speculations are allowed. Are they? User:Kirby kart

No, but I think these are the more-substantiated (not crap from 4chan, GameFAQs, or circulated "leaks") speculations that are debunked, so we're not actually speculating. Either way, it's a new page, and there are several questions regarding what content should be placed here, although there isn't a definite answer yet. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:10, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Shigeru Miyamoto[edit]

"Shigeru Miyamoto himself has asserted multiple times that he used the word "donkey" to convey stubbornness. "

Before anyone calls me out and slaps {{ref needed}} after this statement, the original source, "Miyamoto Shrine: Shigeru Miyamoto's Home on the Web" is unavailable, so I can't quite source the statement. If there's any archive or something like that to substantiate the claim, please add it. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:16, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Sould these do?[edit]

I remember of people believing in two things:

  • Waluigi in SM64DS
  • Mii Outfit C in MKWii

Should these appear? YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

Hello my User name is Ian Clark. What about the diddy kong in Mario kart 8 rumor?
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Not OK[edit]

Suicide is not appropriate for 7 years old children... I don't know how to change it though. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

I'm sorry? Suicide is a topic that is seen sometimes in several children's TV cartoons. Besides, we're the same wiki that doesn't censor swear words in articles. We're not going to remove suicide implications because it's "inappropriate" for children. It's not like we're advocating it either. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:28, 16 August 2014 (EDT)

Something I believe needs proper sleuthing - Pauline's relation to Mario.[edit]

Specifically in Saturday Supercade. We already know she was intended to have an undefined relation to the hero in the original arcades, was called Mario's girlfriend in some early home ports of Donkey Kong, then eventually considered a close friend in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. Looking around, one can see a ton of claims that she was actually supposed to be Mario's niece (Luigi's implied daughter) in that cartoon, but the problem is that none of those sources seem to be particularly reliable. Still, it certainly comes up often enough that I think it ought to be addressed. There's not too much information that I can find on the original cartoon (probably due to licensing issues preventing rebroadcast and such), but there must be a reason this idea was so widespread... That reason may be gossip or assumption coupled with general lack of knowledge about it, but for all we know it could have indeed been mentioned in some obscure commercial or segment. LinkTheLefty (talk) 16:10, 30 September 2014 (EDT)

If none of the sources is reliable, in my opinion you should not put it. This should not turn in a page with fanon thoughts... YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
It depends if those claims are true or not, but if the cartoon really does say Pauline is Mario's niece, we should mention it, but I don't think we should take it as fact. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 01:30, 1 October 2014 (EDT)
Unfortunately, that's pretty much impossible to tell at the moment - it was listed here in this very wiki based on a Saturday Supercade overview, but it was later removed since there's no available direct source that's able to support this. Recordings of the episodes are hard to come by. LinkTheLefty (talk) 15:10, 21 December 2014 (EST)
Well, this one will remain in the gray zone, but yeah, maybe we can list this as a rumor without a source. Once we get something more direct, then we can move it into the main articles as fact. I just hope it doesn't end up misleading readers, though. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 16:12, 21 December 2014 (EST)
That depends - is it okay to list a rumor if it currently doesn't have a satisfying conclusion? LinkTheLefty (talk) 21:30, 21 December 2014 (EST)
Rumors inherently don't have satisfying evidence. They wouldn't be rumors after all, right? But I don't know if this would count as speculation, which we don't allow... Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 22:48, 21 December 2014 (EST)
True, but unless I'm mistaken, the inspiration for this page doesn't allow rumors if they're inconclusive. It can definitely be called a rumor rather than speculation since the source definitely seems to have viewed episodes (at least, he manages to supply screenshots in an era of the Internet where videos were far less common), but at the same time, I don't want to end up misleading others if it turns out to be false memory all along. Here's an idea - he still seems to be an active writer, so perhaps he can be reached out. Best case scenario, he can dig up a clip that proves it. LinkTheLefty (talk) 20:39, 22 December 2014 (EST)

Interesting theory about the "Kaptain K. Rool is K. Rool's brother" thing[edit]

I remember reading on DK Vine a very interesting theory about how that infamous error might be related to the 1994 DKC CGi cartoon. The cartoon was popular in Japan and its cast list features Klump and Kaptain Skurvy, an obvious pirate-themed texture-swap of Klump who, in one episode, is revealed to be his brother. Considering the above, it's not entirely unlikely some underpaid Games Art intern might have confused or misremembered the cartoon while rushing to write the trophy descriptions.

Of course, it's *just* a theory and not really substantiated but well... any thought about incorporating that in the article? --Glowsquid (talk) 14:52, 26 October 2014 (EDT)

Just mention it, but don't create a connection between the two. And maybe say it's not substantiated to avoid misleading our readers. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:52, 26 October 2014 (EDT)

Removing unrelated/unsourced information[edit]

I believe "Gunpei Yokoi's departure" should be removed for having nothing to do with Mario; it seems like a Nintendo rumour, not a Mario one. "Larry Koopa's namesake" should be removed, because it is unsourced; ONM is gone (dead link), and "Dayvv Brooks" is not a valid source. Finally, this is not anyhow a valid source; if User: Ashley and Red wants this in the article, he should publish it in an actual reliable article and then cite with it. No intent to offend anyone, I am just trying to be bold to improve the page. Sudowoodo.pngSudowoodo(talk)Sudowoodo.png 08:54, 4 December 2014 (EST)

I wasn't initially sure about the Gunpei Yokoi one, but I was told it's ok when we brainstormed the page on the staff board. If there's enough of a consensus toward removing it... yeah sure.
The Larry Koopa one is totally valid. The ONM article is viewable via wayback archive and Dayvv Brooks' legit. He showed Walkazo (talk) proof of his credentials. --Glowsquid (talk) 10:12, 4 December 2014 (EST)
OK, then, skipping the Larry Koopa part, let's wait for more feedback on Yokoi and "Rosalina in Mario Tennis Open". Sudowoodo.pngSudowoodo(talk)Sudowoodo.png 10:24, 5 December 2014 (EST)

Thousand Year Door 3D[edit]

Should we add this? It was a pretty huge story. Magikrazy (talk)

It's not that big enough to get coverage from media other than GameExplain, so no. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 21:37, 29 March 2015 (EDT)
It was also on Nintendo Life and Gamnesia, among other sites. But maybe you're right. Magikrazy (talk)
The problem is that these leaks happen like all the time. Are we going to cover Smash leaks as well? As well as Diddy Kong being "playable" from a Spanish magazine in Mario Kart 8? BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 22:11, 29 March 2015 (EDT)
Off the top of my head, I can't really name any Nintendo leaks that have happened recently. Could you name a few? Hello, I'm Time Turner.
I think Mario Kart Wii got leaked with the reveal of Dry Bowser and all, but that's not recent. Since games don't come too often, and often leaks only go to the big games (Mario Kart or Smash Bros.) then I guess it's fine to not name any that has happened recently BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 22:24, 29 March 2015 (EDT)

Clawdia Koopa[edit]

There's talk of a Nintendo Power UK, but I would like to confirm that the magazine over here did make mention of such a character. It was Nintendo Official Magazine, the precursor to Official Nintendo Magazine UK (which got shut down a few months ago).

Can't remember if it was the main magazine or a freebie book that mentioned it though. Got quite a few of the latter, like a 'Nincyclopaedia'.

(the Nincyclopaedia is the one on the left in this image I found):

http://www.veooz.com/photos/QH8JMnc.html

So yeah, I can confirm it was mentioned by the magazine in some capacity, though god knows what issue or free book it was actually mentioned it.

Cheat-master30 (talk)

I'm still skeptical if the magazine actually mentioned it, especially since we have no idea specifically where it is mentioned. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 21:27, 18 July 2015 (EDT)
Well I can definitely say the magazine mentioned it. And when it comes to Mario, my track record on these things is flawless. Unless you want a third party article confirming it? Cheat-master30 (talk)
No, I'm just one of those questioning types. I believe you, but I just have a skeptical side, so I'd just like more information. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 20:12, 31 July 2015 (EDT)
Unfortunately, wikis require the issue number and page number when it comes to citations. This isn't a question of whether or not we believe you, but it's necessary for quality control. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

I did some things before[edit]

Back in my more youthful days, I did manage to find some ways to make certain events happen in game that shouldn't have. One such example would be the "Marty the Thwomp," where I did actually manage to glitch into the cell by way up speed boosts or whatever. Another was a glitch in Luigi's Mansion, where the game loaded in correctly when it placed Luigi in E. Gadd's Lab, allowing us to move around for a bit before it crashed on us.

I have not replicated these yet, try as I might, and I know these are more glitches than "urban myths," but I thought it would fit here seeing as, by way of glitching, somethings are possible...maybe? idk, just figured that might be interesting...(Alex95 (talk) 19:30, 25 October 2015 (EDT))

All the world's a stage[edit]

If the "SMB3 is a play" thing has been officially confirmed, why is it still listed as fiction? Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Because it was considered fiction back then. Just as how we keep Mario and Luigi's namesake. Future information that contradicts previously established information does not mean we get rid of documenting the older stuff. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 02:17, 25 November 2015 (EST)
I agree with Time Turner, I don't think it makes sense to keep it in the article.
Banon (talk · edits) 05:53, 18 September 2016 (EDT)

Luigi's Mansion rumors should probably be listed here or on the prerelease page[edit]

I.e. nonsense like hunter ghosts and the game being T rated. --Hiccup (talk) 15:06, 10 December 2015 (EST)

I mentioned this earlier in the year and tried to write such an entry myself, but I hit a snag in finding sources (apparently the "ghost hunter" comes from an offhand joke made in Nintendo Power before the game was released, but I could not find the specific issue. It was also hard finding sources that described the game as having a time limit for game conventions demos...) etc. If someone could help me finding those sources, I'll write an entry. --Glowsquid (talk) 16:08, 10 December 2015 (EST)

Ok, I've had a guy look at the Oct 2001 previww of LM in Nintendo Power and here's what he found:

"on page 39 there's an inset that says "MORE HAUNTS" then it shows a screen of the safari room with a blurb that says "When your ghoul-busting mission takes you to the trophy room, proceed with caution. If you meet up with the ghost of a hunter, he'll want to add Luigi to his collection."

I'll write the entry now. --Glowsquid (talk) 17:59, 10 December 2015 (EST)

Another good source may be the TCRF prerelease article (with credit). --Hiccup (talk) 09:29, 11 December 2015 (EST)

Add these Rumours Please[edit]

- Mario keeps Luigi's powers in line

- Mario appears in Flappy bird on the 1000th pipe. This rumour made the rounds after someone posted a video showing this as a hoax. - Wario is a crazed Mario Fan

- Tabuu represents the social "taboo" of an adult playing videogames. - Coins are souls

Signed: #BrickBlock

Also, Donkey Kong killed Mario + Luigi's father: http://mashable.com/2015/09/13/mario-fan-theories/#AiglNTK.wgqC Signed: #BrickBlock

Toad[edit]

Wait, how could the Toad be genderless until Toadette, if both Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario included clearly female Toad characters? --What's my name? (talk) 09:12, 14 September 2016 (EDT)

Image of Nintendo Power[edit]

There is a sparse amount of images in the later section of the article where the Luigi's Mansion rumours are discussed, yet we actually have an image on the wiki of the Nintendo Power magazine that published those words, and even a pic of the page itself. While the writing is small, it could still be clipped, or we could specify that was where it was. Should it be added?

Quizmelon (talk) 11:40, 19 September 2016 (EDT)

Sounds like a good addition, so go ahead!
Banon (talk · edits) 12:33, 19 September 2016 (EDT)

Music rumour?[edit]

I just discovered another rumour (that actually seems to be true) that people have realised on YouTube. If you listen carefully to the Wii Bowser's Castle music, it sounds like a slow version of Maple Treeway. The theory is actually really convincing, so should it be added in? Quizmelon (talk) 02:16, 3 October 2016 (EDT)

If the rumour is true, then it's fact not a theory, so it would be a trivia point on the respective articles. Yoshi876 (talk)

Please add this Rumour regarding King Bob-omb : Also, could a new section be made? - Confirmed Theories? - Where "Mario Mario" and "Super Mario Bros. 3" is a play would go?[edit]

http://www.dorkly.com/post/81495/super-mario-64-has-been-hiding-a-secret-in-the-first-level-this-whole-time

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/11/random_fan_theory_explains_the_consequence_of_king_bob-ombs_defeat

The rumour notes that after Mario defeats King Bob-omb, the pit beside the mountain that previously contained two rolling balls now contains three rolling balls. Also noting that one of the Bob-omb Buddies remarks that the king ' is nothing but a big dud now ' after the fight, the theory suggests that King Bob-omb ended up as the third rolling ball in the pit.

Correction about the SMB3 stage play theory[edit]

There's a paragrpah that says "In 2015, however, Shigeru Miyamoto [...]". The word "However" doesn't belong there because he actually confirmed it, not debunked it. --Gabo 2oo (talk) 19:26, 29 July 2018 (EDT)

Fixed, thanks. BlueYoshiYoshisStory.png Yoshi Egg 1990 Red-yoshi-with-umbrella.jpg 19:29, 29 July 2018 (EDT)
Uh, that means it does belong there, since this is about theories, which in cases like those that are listed here, are generally poppycock. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:30, 29 July 2018 (EDT)

The Recent Super Mario 64 Rumors[edit]

Alright, this might have been a mistake, but here goes:

Should there be a section on those various Super Mario 64 rumors of recent? Theories like "Every copy of Super Mario 64 is personalized," "The Wario Apparition," the supposed 1995/07/29 build, etc.

I'm asking because those have become quite popular, but I'm not sure if they are too much of a meme to be included. Anyway, I look forward to a response.

(This is also my second attempt at posting this since my edits were overruled since someone else was apparently editing the page at the same time.)

--I am Proto, your security is my motto. (talk) 13:43, June 23, 2020 (EDT)

They aren't substantial enough. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:45, June 23, 2020 (EDT)
They're jokes, not serious misconceptions about SM64's content. --Glowsquid (talk) 17:14, June 23, 2020 (EDT)

Requesting an addition: "Bowser was originally known as King Koopa in the U.S. and had his name changed to Bowser later"[edit]

And now, on today's episode of "why is this still a thing in 2020!?! -_-;"...

There exists a Super Mario World 1 ROM hack titled "Super Mario: The Friends Rescue" that begins with this message: "While a party was happening in the Mushroom Kingdom, King Koopa kidnapped Daisy, Yoshi, and Peach! Now Mario must rescue them!" On this playthrough, that led to me commenting:

“0:30: "King Koopa" ...Okay, so, evidently, this hack takes place in the DiC continuity, then. ~Do the Mario! Swing your arms from side to side...~

I get these comments in reply:

“Not necessarily. King Koopa was his name in the games before Super Mario World, which is why he's called that in the cartoons(the first two came out before Super Mario World was released).”
“Actually, his name was King Koopa before Super Mario Bros 3, I think”

...which is a load of B.S., as can be verified at http://www.poisonmushroom.org/2015/09/lets-read-the-original-super-mario-bros-manual/ among many other places where the original manual for Super Mario Bros. 1 can be found, clearly showing that the name "Bowser" was in use from the very beginning!

Where did this myth come from!?! As far as I can tell, it may have originated in the "Rants" section of a defunct(?) website called "Super Mario Bros. Headquarters", where quite a few of the rants came from people who seemed to believe this. 72.168.142.74 11:16, September 17, 2020 (EDT)

Luigi's Mansion Contradiction[edit]

I noticed in the first paragraph about the time limit, it says no evidence of it was found in the final version. but in the second paragraph it says evidence was found in it. Which is true? Do they mean different things? Clarification would be really nice.
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I think it's two different time limits: the first paragraph talks about a time limit for the overall game, while the second likely talks about a time limit exclusive to the demo versions of the game meant for demo play. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 16:08, October 18, 2020 (EDT)