, 3 tweets, 1 min read Read on Twitter
Mario's got the Mickey Mouse problem plus the Protagonist Cipher problem - he hasn't been allowed to develop a personality. Thirty-eight years after the man jumped onto the scene, we still don't know who Mario *is*.
Luigi, meanwhile, has been given characterization. Flaws. Mario is "brave" in that he can shout "wahooo!" as he jumps into obvious danger. Luigi is brave in that we are allowed to see his fear, and yet he goes everywhere Mario goes and does everything Mario does.
Compare him to Donkey Kong in his own games - we see DK react with shock, anger, humor, etc. Even as the dialogue is given to the characters who speak at him (as is the norm in Mario's games), DK has an emotional life that is denied to Mario.
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Alexandra Erin
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!