We’re used to how certain characters look in video games, right? And if they’re altered ever slightly, sometimes it can throw us for a loop.
For instance, remember when people freaked out over the cel-shaded visual style adopted by The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker? Yeah, something like that.
Over on Reddit, someone has managed to do just that as they’ve posted a picture of what Nintendo’s Mario would look like if he shaved off his mustache and hair. And, um…well…
You can see the rendered image for yourself below. Obviously the plumber outfit is familiar, along with the traditional “M” logo hat. But take a good look at Mario’s face as well as his missing sideburns.
He almost looks like Elmer Fudd or even Sluggo from the old Nancycartoons, doesn’t he?
The rendering has gotten a lot of attention from fans when it was posted on Twitter. And we even posted some of the best reactions to it below.
It’s hard to tell who the original artist is at this point, but it looks like it’s the work of Justice for bald Mario, an artist who specializes in a lot of bald characters. Oh yeah. We mean a lot. Here’s a couple of examples.
So if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be jumping back into Super Mario Odysseyand remembering what he actually looks like. Remember, beardos, don’t shave what works for you.