Nintendo insists that there’s no possession of any kind in Super Mario Odyssey

Well if you insist

After the E3 debut of the Super Mario Odyssey trailer, all of us couldn’t stop using the word “possess.” “Cool, so Mario’s hat is basically a possession mechanic, it’s very spiritual, we all said.” Well, Nintendo pushed its glasses way the fuck up on its head and just told us, “actually, it’s not.”

In an official tweet directed at a fan theory that Mario possesses his victims, Nintendo noted, “Um, actually he’s been ‘Captured’ by Mario.” So there you have it. Any head cannon that Mario is praising any supernatural forces (possibly the hat) for his powers are now unfounded.

He merely “captures” his prey in a friendly manner.

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!