Nintendo fans are completely beside themselves, almost out of their minds: their world is falling apart, nothing seems safe anymore. Nintendo has announced the official ages of Super Mario, Bowser and Bowser Jr., leaving no stone unturned. The age just doesn’t make sense, actually the Nintendo figures should be much older. This of course raises a lot of questions.
Nintendo fans are confused: Bowser, Bowser Jr. and Mario are actually far too young
That’s what it’s about: To the canon! And of course that’s really important, especially with story-heavy, serious games like those from Nintendo. What else is there in life if everything isn’t in order here? But joking aside, the whole thing seems a bit strange.
The dear age: Not too long ago, Nintendo revealed Bowser and Bowser Jr.’s birth dates in a video that’s actually about creating a Nintendo Account.
According to this official Nintendo video, Bowser was born on February 5, 1989 and Bowser Jr. on March 3, 2010.
Accordingly would be Bowser now 34 years old and Bowser Junior 13. Incidentally, Super Mario is said to be 26 years old, but that was revealed a while ago via a Smash Bros. Melee trophy. That was in 2001, so 22 years ago – then Mario would already be 48 and therefore much older than Bowser. You see, this is where it gets complicated.
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- Bowser is believed to have been born in 1989, but made his first video game appearance in 1985 with Super Mario Bros.
- Bowser Jr. was born in 2010 but makes his first appearance in Super Mario Sunshine. Super Mario Sunshine was released in 2002.
How can that be? Apparently space and time don’t play a big role in the world of Nintendo characters. The characters just don’t seem to age.
At least that would be the simplest explanation: Super Mario is always 26 years oldno matter in which game, Bowser is always 34 and Bowser Jr. is always 13. According to this, only the dates of birth would then adjust dynamically.
Or do the individual titles play in the future or in the past? After all, no Super Mario game gives a date or time period in which the respective game is located. We need the big Super Mario timeline.
Maybe (just maybe!) but it really isn’t all that important. Apparently, even Nintendo doesn’t seem to care too much about continuity when it comes to their own characters. Maybe we should keep it that way.
How old would you have thought the characters to be and what do you think is behind the time conflicts?