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In Koopa mythology, Mario is both Satan and a specter of death, and him and Bowser are brothers. Luigi was a later Christian revision.
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Exen 13 Apr 17
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And Peach?
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Post-Culture Review 13 Apr 17
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Peach was the earth spirit, a totem of fertility, torn eternally between Bowser (god, sun, creator) and Mario (devil, moon, destroyer)
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despairagus 13 Apr 17
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This is legit satisfying, more please
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bodhidave 13 Apr 17
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I still ponder the archetypal transformation _in illo tempore_ of "monkey" to "donkey" in Donkey Kong canon.
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Post-Culture Review 13 Apr 17
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Wario and Waluigi were from Koopa folk tradition, comic tricksters. Christian revisionism made them demons, analogous to Gog and Magog.
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Post-Culture Review 13 Apr 17
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Early gnostic texts describe Peach as mother to Mario and Bowser, but later writings call her their lover. Patriarchy asserts its dominance.
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For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn. (Baby Is Dead.) 13 Apr 17
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These are brilliant
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Post-Culture Review 13 Apr 17
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Mario, like many devil figures, is defined by greed. His lust for gold is so powerful he will bash his head against bricks in his avarice
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L I ∀ M 13 Apr 17
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is Wario merely Mario, seen through a koopa, darkly?
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Post-Culture Review 13 Apr 17
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The eight castles represent eight "cycles of redemption" Koopa must undergo. Mario is cursed to repeat the cycles endlessly, never redeemed
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Post-Culture Review 13 Apr 17
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L I ∀ M 13 Apr 17
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thank you
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Mike Cecconi 13 Apr 17
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On the desert levels he runs and he runs to catch up to the sun, though it's sinking. Racing around to come up behind him again.
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Mel Hinshaw 13 Apr 17
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Jeezus
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Culturally F'd! Camp Feral GoH! 15 Apr 17
Love this whole thread.
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Post-Culture Review 22 Apr 17
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Some claim Bowser is based on an historic figure, lost to history. The evidence for this is slim. Regardless, it is the myth that lives on.
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Post-Culture Review 22 Apr 17
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The Koopa have their own Ragnarok myth, where Mario and Bowser meet for their final battle, and flattened goomba shall rise from the grave.
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𝑸𝒖𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒚 22 Apr 17
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do you know anything about the apocryphal "apotheosis of birdo"?
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Post-Culture Review 22 May 17
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The death urge is strong in Koopa culture, something Christian missionaries exploited. Death, like ghosts, only comes if you don't look.
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