Nintendo 'ruin childhoods' as they confirm the truth about Toad's head
He was a huge part of many childhoods - and whether you love him or loathe him, it was impossible not to notice Toad and his...well, fellow Toads.
But, ever since his first appearance in 1985, there's been one question at the back of our minds that has been debated time and time again: Is that his head - or his it a hat?
Nintendo have finally weighed in on the matter - and some people aren't happy with the result.
Yoshiaki Koizumi, the man behind Super Mario Odyssey, confirmed this week that the mushroom is actually apart of Toad's head.
"So that, as it turns out...is actually Toad's head.
"I'm going to have to leave it all to you to figure out how that works out.
"Maybe there's something inside..."
People were pretty shocked about the statement, since the Super Mario Bros. cartoon in the 1980s showed Toad taking off the mushroom (aka: his hat).
Nintendo dev "confirmed" that Toad's not wearing a hat, it's his "head".
You tryna tell me that the Super Mario Bros. Super Show isn't canon? FAKE NEWS. pic.twitter.com/e1UAGmX2wD
— Austin Hargrave (@PeanutButterGmr) February 5, 2018
nintendo, 2017: mario isn't a plumber
nintendo, 2018: the mushroom is toad's head
nintendo, 2019: waluigi is yoshi's dad
— Daura Late Kale 💙 (@zzuBkaruaL) February 5, 2018
So Mario is not from Brooklyn, the Koopa kids are not Bowser’s kids and that’s Toad’s head not a hat...stop ruining my childhood Nintendo
— Chris Smith (@ChrisSmithster) February 5, 2018
Others felt a bit more vindicated, having long believed the mushroom to actually be part of Toad's skull.
I always said that was Toad's head! I knew it! The prophet spake and thus has the prediction come to pass!
And they said I was mad!
— Crag of All Trades (@craighallam84) February 6, 2018
Toad (or some of fellow Toads) first appeared on the Nes' Super Mario Bros in 1985 - and quickly became a huge part of the Mario franchise.
He is usually depicted as an assistant to Mario or a guardian of Princess Peach.