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What Nationality is Mario?

Italian 69 66.99%
 
American (USA) 13 12.62%
 
Japanese 1 0.97%
 
Mushroom Kingdominian 20 19.42%
 
Total:103

Italian American born in Japan.

Or Mushroom Kingdominican



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Mushroom kingdom. He doesn't exist in the real world so I'd assume he has no real world nationality.



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Italian i guess



He's a mushroom. Is that what you call people from the mushroom kingdom? Well whatever you call them that's what he is.



His not Mushroomian because he wasnt born in the Mushroom kingdom from my memory. His American with a Italian background.



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Azzanation said:
His not Mushroomian because he wasnt born in the Mushroom kingdom from my memory. His American with a Italian background.

Well... he wasn't born in America either



I am so surprised people are choosing Italian. He is a Japanese symbol, made by a Japanese company. Even Nintendo themselves have dissociated him from his early Italian identity. As a fictional character, he belongs culturally to the people that created him - therefore he is a Japanese figure. Even if we were to use his past, Mario hasn't been "Italian" for a very long time now. Aside from the funny "Italian" accent, his Italian identity has been superseded long time ago now.



He is italian, but we are talking about another dimension, not ours.



Helloplite said:
I am so surprised people are choosing Italian. He is a Japanese symbol, made by a Japanese company. Even Nintendo themselves have dissociated him from his early Italian identity. As a fictional character, he belongs culturally to the people that created him - therefore he is a Japanese figure. Even if we were to use his past, Mario hasn't been "Italian" for a very long time now. Aside from the funny "Italian" accent, his Italian identity has been superseded long time ago now.

You can't just strip someone of their past. Not matter how muck you hide it there is always someone that will use it to blackmail you.



 

 

Personally, I've (I think always) viewed him as an American Plumber with a fake Italian accent that he uses for kicks and giggles.