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.
Il Piantissimo is a human disguised as a Pianta that the player must race in Super Mario Sunshine, similar to Koopa the Quick races in Super Mario 64. He can be raced in the 5th levels of Gelato Beach and Noki Bay, and in the second level of Pianta Village. Il Piantissimo's name could be a...www.mariowiki.com
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...
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.
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.