It seems that everyone is convinced that Mario is a plumber. However, read what follows, and you could change your opinion!
The truth lies in the original game manual. You will learn that the story takes place in the mushroom kingdom, and that this mushroom kingdom got invaded by the Koopas, a tribe of turtles who know black magic. They changed the mushroom people into bricks. Only the mushroom princess, Peach, could undo the magic spell thown by the Koopa king.
But read the game introduction for a complete description of the story:
Now we learn that items hidden into bricks are actually some mushroom people that got changed into bricks:
And now, sit down, because what follows is very important:
As you can see, as said in the manual, the carnivorous plants do not live in pipes, but in flower pots! Since the beginning, what we believed to be some pipes were actually some flower pots!
Knowing that, we realize the following things:
- In the game and in the manual, never it is said that Mario is a plumber
- The carnivorous plants get out of flower pots, not pipes
- Turtles eat plants, so they are plants ennemies
- The princess name is Peach
- Mario grows giant beans
- What gives powers to Mario, are mushrooms and flowers
Now it becomes clear! Mario is not a plumber but… The castle gardener! Think about it… You’ll see that everything fits…
With great thanks to our source (in French): http://boid.in/2014/05/la-verite-sur-mario/