Did you ever stop to consider that the Mushroom Kingdom is an Imperial regime propped up by Mario? We never find out what Bowser’s agenda is because propaganda has erased his voice from the narrative. How awfully convenient that Princess Peach is presented as a benevolent autocrat and yet her kingdom practices Mushroom/Koopa apartheid that even Rhodesia would wince at.
It’s strange too how the Mushroom Kingdom keeps expanding and expanding its tendrils into new worlds and territories, coincidentally alongside Mario’s actions to “liberate” them from Bowser’s freedom fighters.
Mario is ostensibly a “plumber” aka a patriotic avatar of the working class, but five bucks says he’s never really worked fixing plumbing a day in his life
Ever wonder why Bowser keeps stealing stars? Because NUCLEAR FUSION happens in stars; why should the Mushroom Kingdom have a monopoly over nuclear technology?
And don’t even get me started on the GOLD coins. Central bank hello?