Things Wrong In Why Mario Is Mental (Both Parts)

If you thought Game Theory was right when MatPat said Mario is evil, you thought wrong. Here are the ten mistakes Mr. MatPat made in the two videos he made that had Mario look like a bad guy. No, I don't hate MatPat, or his show, Game Theory. I'm just showing the mistakes he made & proving to everyone that Mario is not really a villain. These mistakes are seen from both parts of Why Mario Is Mental. Just remember one thing. It's just a theory, a GAME THEORY! I hope you're listening, everybody! I'm also talking to you, Matthew Patrick AKA MatPat. I bet you are listening!

The Top Ten

1 Thinking Mario punches Yoshi in the neck

It's a common belief that, in Super Mario World, Mario punches Yoshi in the face to extend his tongue, and this was further popularized by the "Mario is Mental" videos. This belief is incorrect. Although it's hard to tell in-game due to how fast the frames go, if one were to examine a sprite sheet that includes the animation frames of Yoshi extending his tongue, one can see that Mario is actually pointing in the direction that he wants Yoshi's tongue to extend towards. This fact can be further proven by a piece of official artwork for Super Mario World that clearly shows Mario pointing at a berry while Yoshi's tongue has gotten a hold of said berry. If Mario was to actually punch him, I'm pretty sure that Yoshi wouldn't hesitate to eat Mario as a punishment for his actions. Also, I know that this has been said 100,000,000,000 times before, but it's the player's own fault if they choose to sacrifice Yoshi for an extra jump, not Mario's.

While not all his evidence is valid, he still has proof Mario is mental. I mean, I know it's just a theory, but still. MatPat is just overhated. If you stop yourselves from being mad, and just listen, you can see the research, time and effort he puts into his theories. Some of them make perfect sense. I don't always agree with him, but most his theories are valid. Besides, if you don't like him, don't watch him.

Actually, Mario is pointing at Yoshi to tell him where to release the tongue. It's a only a frame of a second. You can't see it because Nintendo thought it would be weird. The position of Yoshi looks like he got punched is actually the animation of him ready to release the tongue to attack.

Game theory says he is smart. Yeah, smart all right, a smart price of s@#%! Can he not at l sat look closer and at least tell if Mario was pointing at the direction!? NO! Because he is game theory! He's supposed to be wrong! I agree there is something wrong, the fact that he was born

2 The fact that he is right and we have to face the facts

I feel bad after realizing what the Hell was Mario was doing the whole time, I felt tricked into believing that Mario was a Hero, to think that I was one of his normal fans. Now that I know the truth about Mario being the true villain, I'm NEVER gonna play a Mario game anymore. That prick.

You are a dumb Game Theory fan that shouldn't even be on this list. THE THEORY WAS DEBUNKED 5 year old!

"Ooooh look at me! I'm MatPat and I know everything! I am 100% correct despite the fact that my God awful theory has so any flaws! "

He is such an egotistical monster and I hope he feels regret for making children like the one that wrote the top comment so moronic.

Disagree. Look at the discussion Game Theory is wrong

Its just a theory. Not a 100% true fact

3 Mentioning that the Tanooki Suit had PETA's attention

He took PETA's side, where most shunned them. Though I'm a Game Theory fan, I strongly disagree with at least this point. PETA knew that this was a desperate, plea for attention, heck they latter had to APOLOGIZE for the Tanookie leaf fiasco, and Game Theory "Forgot" to mention that.

Wait, wait.
MatPat is literally pointing out a true event. Tanooki Suit 2D is a game, on PETA's website no less!
That does not mean MatPat is a 'PETA supporter. ' It means he is just saying, 'Hey PETA blew up over this, so I can use it as a joke/reference. '

Mario is two-hearted.

He is good & bad at the same time. But I don't think that Mario's cheeks & nose make him evil. It's only his 80s porn star moustache that makes him evil.

MatPat is right. But Peach is not nice, & Rosalina is the awesome one who can rival DeeJay from Street Fighter & Your Favorite Martian (which will come back from retirement).

4 Game theory is false

One word is all the proof I need. It's even in the name. THEORY! You guys really think that the developers of Nintendo sat in their chairs at a table and were thinking of ideas for a children's game that's fun for the whole family, that one guy stood up and said, "Hey I know! Let's make a game about a psycho! Parents will LOVE that! "

MatPat is like Fox News, all Fabrication, no facts, and so inaccurate that Media Matters needs to follow him. MatPat pushes his theories as fact and makes Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein roll in their graves. Fox news should hire this guy as a replacement for Bill O'reily so he can stop poisoning our internet. On second thought O'reliy is better because he is not sexist compared to MatPat.

Something is just wrong with Matpat... Now it's all about the money. He even made another channel and those videos don't even have any facts. Have you seen Beauty and the Beast one?

Not fox you mean CNN

5 (Sarcasm) Mario lets Yoshi fall off a cliff.

Since I was being sarcastic there, let me tell you the truth. It's not Mario, it's the players. Believe me! I rode on a Yoshi before & I made Mario get off of Yoshi & Yoshi fell into a pit. I'm sorry I did it to you, Yoshi. (Part 1)

WHY IS THIS NO.4?
Yoshi is immune to pits. He will regenerate into an egg.
However, he is then trapped in a hell until the single levels Mario can unleash him to do his dirty work.
WHY IS THIS NO.4?
It should be number 1.

He is immune to pits and death in Mario Galaxy 2 if he dies he come straight back into an egg

Yes it's the player, but you're forced to do it to get across long gaps. Oh, and please take note that in Mario's world, you don't exist. So in a way, it's not the player nor Mario. It's Nintendo that kills the yoshis.

Even if it were the players, He/She could just prevent Yoshi from "dying" by jumping on the koopa and getting both Mario and Yoshi over the pit.

No he couldn't because that same footage was in Mario World for the GBA.

6 Luigi's celebration in Mario Power Tennis

I think Mario accidentally step on Luigi's foot because he didn't see his foot because he gave him a pat on the back. Mario & Luigi are brothers. That's what brothers do all the time! P.S. mat, this is the stupidest evidence for reasons why Mario is a social path!

Actually, Super Mario was saying mentally toward his smarter brother Luigi "Never mess with my universe, bro"! Luigi has traditionally been supposed to be Mario's sister. Why? Because Luigi has always been Amy Rose, Roll Light, Coco Bandicoot & Mrs. Pac-Man.

Some call it joking. Kay... Whatever... Unless it happened to you.
What if you won the Olympics, and your sibling came over and shoved you to the turf an laughed in your face.
It's the same basic thing.

I would never think that Mario is making fun of Luigi during his celebration. He's only joking. Luigi just doesn't know what Mario is doing. (Part 1)

7 Mario torturing Donkey Kong

That was jumper man not Mario

That was mario

8 Stating that the Wiggler's "home" is ruined by Mario in Super Mario Sunshine

The Wiggler in Sunshine was preventing the birth of the legendary sand bird and the piantas asked him to kill it.

The Wiggler in 64 got angry when Mario ruined his house. How was Mario supposed to know Wiggler lived there? Also, the Wiggler got angry and tried to kill Mario, so Mario went in self defense.

Have you even did 'Mirror Madness! Tilt, Slam, Bam! '? It's a mission from Super Mario Sunshine & Mario needs to kill the Wiggler. Check out the mission, see videos of it, and you'll see why Mario had to kill the Wiggler. (Part 1)

That wiggler was causing chaos on Isle Delfino and Mario was just doing the Pianta a favor. It like your saying that a peasent in medieval times jumps the royal gates saves a princess from an assassin only to be thrown in Jail for trespassing.

Ya right. I mean, you are supposed to do it in the game! 'Smartest Show in Gaming''Yeah. More like Dumbest Dung in Gaming!

9 Showing the "bad thing" about the ending of New Super Mario Bros. Wii

That was unintentional. Look who he looking at, he was distracted by meeting Princess Peach again. It's not like they were right above a lava lake and were at the edge of a platform.

The door from the air balloon closed by itself while Luigi wasn't looking. Just look at it! Nobody notices the door! (Part 1)

Now you're just grasping at straws. Mario knew full well Luigi was there.

Mario wouldn't have worried about Luigi because he could just use the Toads' balloon. And COMMENT SOMEWHERE ELSE, MATPAT FANBRAT.

Luigi close the door himself and he push the air ballon

10 Saying that Mario just stares at the end of the N.E.S. version of Mario Is Missing

Mario is Missing is extremely overhyped like educational Mario games made by The Software Toolworks. Nothing bad should happen to us if we (strongly) prefer other Super Mario games released in the late 20th Century such as the Super Mario Land trilogy, Paper Mario, Super Mario World duology, Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars, Dr. Mario (franchise), the original Super Mario Bros. trilogy, Super Mario Kart or the original Mario Party.

Oh yeah, he forgot about the 'Thank You! ' The thank you Mario waited until they were far away from the castle to say it.
Did Mario really forget to thank his brother until he got a mile away... Not cool bro.

He could be thinking about anything. Just not " I hate you Luigi! I hope you die and go to hell! You'll never get a good game! I hope a piranha plant eats on the way home! "

MatPat might have realized about the "Thank You" screen at the end of the NES version, but he left it out because it would affect his theory and to make him look more like a genius.

The Contenders

11 The comments.

The main part about Matpat's channel is that everything is just a theory and that you don't have to take the videos seriously. That would be okay until you look at the comments of both videos and see that many people are taking this "theory" as FACT!

Okay, they take it way too seriously and they always say:goodbye my childhood. By the wa6 the guy who said that this is the worst list ever please check he description up there

This is the worst list ever.
Are you fragile enough to let a VIDEO ruin your childhood? Seriously, it's not like it ruins everything! Play as 'Uigi!
It's an opinion, but it makes sense!

But fans like you take the video as fact without considering anything else.

I even saw a comment that says that the debunk video wasn't really a debunk video!

12 Saying that Mario is a psychopath in YOUTUBERS REACT TO RACIST MARIO

I don't remember him mentioning Racist Mario at all. Perhaps I need to rewatch both parts. But remember, he does like to joke. If he did, it was most likely a joke.

This is like watching Psycho Dad videos and suddenly believing that he is Angry Grandpa's nephew.

Racist Mario is a bad YouTube video. Why do people think it's ACTUALLY a game. Flashgitz clearly just hates Mario!

And it was on a completely different YouTube channel...

13 Believing that Mario abuses animals

Put down your torches and let me explain, the reason why Mario abuses animals is true because Mario tried to kill an innocent baby ape who was attempting to free his father from a cage by pulling a lever to send a spark of electricity down the vine and make Donkey Kong Jr. fall to his death. As for Donkey Kong himself, the only reason he captured Pauline in the first place is because he though it be the best way to pay Mario back for humiliating him in the beginning of the series be being forced to dangerous circus stunts like juggling objects on top of a giant barrel while at the same time avoiding fire chains and fire hoops. So Donkey Kong was just getting even by capturing Mario's lady friend Pauline.

Donkey Kong was kidnapped and put into a cage in Donkey Kong Jr. Because he wants to put him back to the zoo so DK won't kidnapped Pauline. Cheep Cheeps are in packs in 100s so it would be hard, there are many different types of Cheep Cheeps and Mario fries them instantly for SELF-DEFENSE! (Stand Your Ground Law)

Contrary to the statements in this video made regarding Donkey Kong Jr., Jumpman (Supposedly Mario's dad) is not forcing DK Jr. t o perform dangerous acts against his will. Jumpman locked up Donkey Kong in a cage in this game so that he wouldn't cause any more trouble after he kidnapped Pauline, and because Jumpman knows that DK Jr is trying to rescue his dad from the cell block, he is trying to stop the little ape from accomplishing his goal by sending all sorts of enemies to get him and utilizing traps. However, if the face full of stress and fear isn't just DK Jr's nose, then it kinda makes sense that DK Jr would be worried about what might happen to his dad if he fails in his mission to save him, but it definitely wouldn't be over Jumpman supposedly forcing him to do precarious acts.

I also find the argument that Mario tortures enemies like Cheep Cheeps and Wigglers on purpose to be extremely flawed as well. Because the aforementioned enemies are usually forces of Bowser's ...more

This should not be on even if they sat Mario is just pointing to yoshi and not punching him through he does abuse TURTLES!

14 Showing a clip of Mario dropping a baby penguin off a cliff

This is not Mario doing it Matpat, you're doing it. If Mario was doing it he would've gave the baby to the mom and get the star. So it would be more like "why Matpat is mental"

The players make Mario drop it Mario is a slave and the player is the evil one

Yeah! Death to such a youthful penguin! Super Mario is evil, & that's awesome!

Mario doesn't do it. The player makes him do it. So more like MatPat is mental

15 Saying that there's no Peach toy

This was probably an accident he let through. Chances are that if he was holding back information, he would be careful not to leave this in. It was probably an accident, even if he is wrong. I loved that game.

Then I have a question for you, Mr. MatPat. If there's no Peach toy in Mario VS. Donkey Kong, why is there a Mini Peach? They first appeared in Mario VS Donkey Kong:March Of The Minis. (Part 2)

Simple. You're a game theory fan that is getting desperate and can't accept the fact HE'S WRONG.

He forgot one thing, there totally was a Peach toy in Mario vs Donkey Kong. They even showed it in the video.

I haven't seen a peach toy in whatever game is supposed to be in.

16 Believing that the blue shells from Mario Kart are evidence

How is a single Mario Kart item proof that Mario is evil? Blue spike shells are only used in Mario Kart, not in other Mario games. Seriously, why would you think that, Mr. MatPat? (Part 2)

What about the test hidden pics in Mario kart arcade GP?

I think MatPat's the psychopath here

He forgot to realize that EVERYONE who races uses it.

17 Mario Murders Toads

I always thought breaking a block would free the toad and he'd reward you with points. That or it's another kind of bricks. The manual also said Bowser turned them into other things as well.

It's official that Mario only witnessed Peach's kidnapping which happened AFTER the toads were turned to bricks.

They were turned into bricks, not brick blocks. So it seems that Mario is freeing the toads that are cursed.

I think Mario murdering Toad is funny. That probably sounds rude of me to say. I'm sorry it's Toad I hate Toad.

18 Mario not including Luigi on Paper Mario

Mario is probably protecting Luigi. Besides, Luigi always runs away and is scared in the games.

Mario is just teasing Luigi.

19 Saying that Mario is Torturing Goombas and Comparing him to Evil Characters Like Joker.

After realizing about what Mario was doing, I felt sick and being lied to. I'm never gonna play a Mario game again. For those who wanna know what I'm rambling on about is that, I was watching 'Why is Mario mental' only to realize that Mario was killing innocent Mushroom People that were turned to Blocks and Goombas by crushing, trying to kill a baby ape who's trying to save his dad, flirting with other women (I dunno who Pauline is in the Mario games, because I never played a Mario arcade game), cheating on Peach for Pauline, not letting Luigi even having a smallest bit of victory, burning cheapcheap (Fish in Mario games) that aren't doing anything, and dropping and disposing the Yoshi's in pits. Looks like the Joker and those other comic/video game villains have a new drinking buddy.

Your comment got several dislikes because you are one of the fans who takes his theory as fact. What if Mario WASN'T aware of the curse? He kills Goombas because they're part of BOWSER'S ARMY! I do have to admit that the ape thing was mean but that was Mario's FATHER! He's not flirting with other women because he's just business partners with Pauline, and Daisy KISSES MARIO! He doesn't cheat on Peach because he's using FAN MADE timelines as evidence. He is actually very kind to Luigi and all that was was some playful sibling rivalry! Killing Cheep Cheeps is needed since they swim is large packs and they will HURT YOU! Your last argument is terrible. THE PLAYER DROPS YOSHI INTO PITS!

It's true that Mario is crushing goombas but it doesn't help the fact that they're Mario enemies. Mario is crushing them because they work for Bowser. Speaking of Bowser, if the goombas are working for Bowser and you're defending them, why aren't you defending Bowser anyway?

That's like saying sonic is like Lex Luthor because he breaks Robotnik's robots or that Kirby is Pennywise for eating the enimies (they're not the same species as Kirby and possibly his prey). Mario is mental is a load of $hit. You'd have to have an iq of 0 to believe it.

So Goombas (the bad guys) can kill Mario, yet Matpat thinks Mario killing Goombas is an unforgivable sin.

20 Using fan made timelines for evidence

The womanizer claim is debunked completely by this bit of stupidity

21 People just agree with him because they are Game Theory Fans
22 Being a sociopath doesn't automatically make you evil

There's a difference between a sociopath and a psychopath
Sociopath - Raging Beast
Psychopath - Heartless Monster

23 Yoshi's Don't Die - Galaxy shows they just return to the shell
24 GCFrg
25 He Captures Random Enemies Without Their Permission!
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