• The GiftBot 2.0 Launch Giveaway Extravaganza has come to a close with an astounding 8073 games given away to the community by 696 members, a huge success thanks to you! The gifting now continues with more official prizes in the new Gaming Giveaways |OT|. Leftover Steam codes are also being given away to the PC Gaming Era community.

Should the next original human Mario character be a PoC?

Should the next original Human in the Mario Universe be a PoC?

  • Yes - Long overdue for a franchise that aims to be far reaching/inclusive as Mario

    Votes: 231 49.3%
  • No - Nintendo should do whatever they want

    Votes: 238 50.7%

  • Total voters


Aug 8, 2019
I'd like to see more non-human characters. Human characters tend to be boring in video games and Mario is no exception (actually it probably has some of the most boring characters in all video games).


Aug 15, 2019
Where's the option for "Indifferent"? I've got absolutely nothing against that, but I wouldn't by any means begrudge them if they didn't do so.


May 7, 2019
Would be super down to see this guy return, he's a pretty funny idea tbh. Human dude just dressing up as a Mario character for no real reason? Kind of sad they never brought him back.
He could be the new villain of Sunshine 2 if they ever make it. He finds Shadow Mario's (Bowser Jr's) magic paint brush at the end...
Oct 26, 2017
Sure. Not something I'm exactly passionate about or anything but a more diverse roster is never a bad thing. Albeit, that being said, I'd be more interested in seeing more non-human characters as those tend to be more weird and unique


Oct 25, 2017
As of writing, 167 people apparently have a problem with adding poc characters.
As I said in the rest of my post, I blame that on the wording of the poll. I feel better results would have appeared from just asking if people were okay with PoCs being in the Mario cast. Not this whole "Nintendo is obligated to put a PoC as the next Mario character" angle the poll comes off as from it's choices.


Jan 10, 2018
No but only because there shouldn't be any more human characters. I wanna see some actual interesting new character designs in this series.


Jan 12, 2018
I'm aware - that's why I said 'prominent' character rather than new. They still made the decision to bring her back as opposed to using a new PoC character, though.
Ah, I gotcha. Forgive me if I am nitpicking your phrasing but, I don’t think it’s a valid argument to say that brought her back “as opposed to” making a new poc character. I don’t disagree with the fact that the next human character should be a poc, just that Odyssey wasn’t a “we decided to bring her back instead” situation. I feel like they were making the callbacks and were like, what if we brought her back and did this big todo on the history of mario as a musical number. Not so much of, we need a character to fill this slot, should we grab someone old or make someone new? Know what I mean? I feel like were on the same page and I’m just nitpicking though.


Oct 25, 2017
Don't really have any hopes because they'll end up being relegated to multiplayer VS spin offs like Rosalina and Daisy. The former hasn't played a significant role since her debut.