Nintendo’s most famous (former) blue-collar video game hero has never been one to show off—granted, it’s kinda hard to brag when your entire vocabulary consists of the phrases woo!, woo-hoo!, and it’s-a-me Mario! Now though, thanks to the upcoming release of Super Mario Odyssey, the notoriously humble turtle-hater is getting a chance to show off his beach bod for the first time, sans his trademark denim(?) overalls.
Of course, this leads to the question, if Mario really was hitting the beach, who would he crew up with? There’s only one answer that comes to mind, and thanks to Twitter user @McJesse, that fever dream is now a hot, hot reality:
HELP! I can't stop photoshopping shirtless Mario into the cast of The Jersey Shore. pic.twitter.com/VtruW34tyF
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) September 21, 2017
He’s not the only one reveling in the glory of shirtless Mario:
— Samantha J. Foster (@sjfostersound) September 23, 2017
— The Greatest Bits (@thegreatestbits) September 19, 2017
Not gonna lie that shirtless Mario got me all pic.twitter.com/KHJTrDhttp
— Manuel Santos Jorge (@plasma_MSJ) September 16, 2017
Mario’s nipples are a sign of a more progressive Nintendo. Remember when he used to go to the beach in fucking overalls? What a prude. pic.twitter.com/K1qkrEbjKG
— Edmond Tran (@EdmondTran) September 13, 2017
Shirtless Mario is also raising a lot more questions than he’s answering:
Everyone's talking about Mario's nipples but the first thing I noticed was the lack of a belly button, indicating he wasn't of woman born. pic.twitter.com/2vHeUqb3bu
— Kieran Shiach (@KingImpulse) September 14, 2017
Hopefully this gets explored in more detail once Super Mario Odyssey is released in November.