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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%

Well, as they say, "Brooklyn Mario is better than Italian stereotype Mario."

I agree. So, American of Italian descent.

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I figured it was some sort of Jewish sterotype which is why he's searching for gold coins.

Terrible jokes aside, he's an Italian American. His grand father is probably an immigrant and WWII veteran. Mario's father was also veteran of Viet Nam and started a plumbing business when he returned. Now his two sons run the business. This is where the movie will start...

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Second generation Italian American, so his parents were Italians which is why he has the accent but speaks English just fine.

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Mario is an Italian plumber, who was created by Japanese people, speaks English, looks like a Mexican, runs like a Jamaican and grabs coins like a jew.

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Mario is from my country, of course italian !

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Harriet Tubman.

He was always an Italian American since the beginning, He got his name from their landlord when Nintendo of America was just starting out. Also, he has for years been depicted as an Italian American like in the Super Mario Bros Super Show.

The along comes Super Mario Odyssey which makes him seem very different than all of the other people in the game including Pauline his original girlfriend. Therefore I conclude that Super Mario Odyssey is fanfic and not cannon.

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To me he'll always be Italian.

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TruckOSaurus said:
Second generation Italian American, so his parents were Italians which is why he has the accent but speaks English just fine.

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Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games?

Italian, but as children Mario and Luigi most likely moved to New York where they grew up to be plumbers.