The Homo nintendonus are not too far off from Humans, though the most notable distinction is their cartoon-like appearance and nature. They're able to survive after falling from heights that would normally be fatal (with the exception of cases where they experience fall damage) and break bricks with their fists, but at the same time are damaged by goombas charging at them at a normal running speed. Their lung capacity is also a bit inconsistent, as there are cases where they can hold their breath indefinitely and ones where they have to come up for air, the reason for this is unknown. They also share a symbiotic relationship with a species of sapient dinosaurs known as "Yoshis", who they ride like horses.
Society and cultureEdit
They are ruled over by various monarchs of different regions: Princess Peach and her father King Toadstool of the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Daisy of Sarasaland, Queen Merelda of the Shake Dimension, and so on. They also live along side a mushroom headed race of humanoids called "toads".
Notable members Edit
- The name Homo nintendonus originates from a Nintendo Character Manual from 1993, where it applies to Mario specifically; suggesting contrary to most sources that he's not a regular Human (Homo sapiens).
- How this is reconciled with the fact that he was born and raised in Brooklyn (according to the same manual, the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros. film, and other sources) remains mysterious.
- Later iterations of the franchise are reasonably consistent about the fact that Mario and Luigi are indeed natives of the Mushroom Kingdom.
- They are normally referred to as "humans" despite not being Homo sapiens, though this could be due to "human" referring to two extant species of the "Homo" genus, Homo nintendonus and Homo sapiens