Mario Is Apparently No Longer A Plumber

Mario has starred in many fantastic games throughout the years and has dabbled in various things including kart racing and a variety of different sports. However, the official Japanese-language profile for the famous character has informed us that he is no longer a plumber. He’s obviously not retired either as we’ve got the fantastic Super Mario Odyssey on the horizon. Maybe he’s just taking a break. Here’s his new profile!

All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…


Thanks to Mike S for the tip!



  1. The cartoon shows showed Mario & Luigi working on plumbers.

    But let’s be serious for a moment. We saw Mario & Luigi doing some plubing time on the opening scene of Super Mario 3D World but in the game we never saw Mario doing something with pipes.

    To me it’s not a problem considering him not anymore a plumber, but the Hero of Mushroom Kingdom.

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      1. CORRECT!

        In fact in one episode of Super Mario Bros 3 Cartoon, when Bowser tried to not let Mario & Luigi come to the Mushroom Kingdom by traveling through time, Mario & Luigi were able to enter in the pipe in time.

        Here is how they came on the Mushroom Kingdom.


      2. Who cares. It shows something about the story of Mario & Luigi. I don’t really care about Mario if is a plumber or not, I don’t care if he is a Doctor or not, I don’t care if he is a chef or not.

        Mario is a cool character and his adventure are amazing.


  2. The original point of Mario is that he would take on whatever role Miyamoto wanted him to take on, hence why Nintendo were originally going to call him ‘Mr Video’ i.e. a character synonymous with video games but nebulous outside of that association. Thus, he’s been a plumber, carpenter, demolition man, doctor, kart driver, boxing referee, tennis player etc. etc. This bio isn’t saying anything many fans have already know: Mario clearly isn’t always employed as a plumber, that was just one of his more famous roles thanks to the original Mario Bros. Miyamoto had a similar intention for Wuhu Island, which originally appeared in Wii Fit, in that he wanted to make it a game-world in which all sorts of different types of game could occur. Obviously this was never (or has yet to be) fully realised.


  3. The Koopalings aren’t Bowser’s children, Toad is genderless, & now Mario isn’t a plumber? Bullshit! The Koopalings are Bowser’s bastard children, Toads have genders & have entire family units because they do get to business in the bedroom, & Mario is still a plumber when he’s not saving Princess Peach Toadstool! I’m all for official canon in Zelda but most official canon in Mario is crap. Total, utter crap.


    1. Okay, okay. Some official canon in Mario is crap.


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