Super Mario Bros. Wonder once again proves that Toad's head is not a hat
Super Mario Bros. Wonder has provided us with even more evidence that Toad does not wear a mushroom cap, but rather that his head is actually shaped t...
One of the greatest mysteries in the Super Mario universe is a simple question: Do the Toads wear mushroom-shaped hats or are their actual heads mushrooms? In the main games of the Mario series, it has almost always been depicted as if the mushroom on Toad's head is part of his body. However, the Super Mario Bros. Super Show (and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3) actually showed him taking it off and flipping it like a kind of cap, revealing that Toad even had a bit of hair on his head beneath the "hat."
This one joke in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show has fueled the debate about whether Toad wears a hat for decades. Even Keegan-Michael Key made a joke about it at the Game Awards a year ago before showing a clip from the Illumination's Super Mario Bros. movie. Well, even if Key wants to reignite the debate, Nintendo seems to have provided yet another piece of evidence that it's not a hat at all.
As highlighted by GameXplain, Nintendo recently shared new gameplay footage of Super Mario Bros. Wonder during a Nintendo Treehouse stream. Throughout the stream, we were able to witness unedited gameplay of Wonder, showcasing various elements that were not shown in the direct presentation, such as characters utilizing power-ups and badge abilities that were only briefly explained before.
In the final section of the stream, Nintendo played as Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Nabbit, equipping the badge that allows them to glide through the level using hats. We have seen in the trailers that Mario and Luigi take off their hats and use them for gliding, so it should surely prove whether Toad's mushroom is a hat or a part of his head when he utilizes this ability, right?
You know what? That's exactly what happened. At multiple instances during the stream, we see Toad using the hat gliding motion, and instead of removing his mushroom (not in the way you think), he pulls out a custom-made hat to float around with. This makes it almost certain that the mushroom on his head is not a small hat that he can take off, but rather an integral part of his anatomy, likely housing his brain. Yes, all of you are sick individuals trying to make him take it off.