Nintendo 'ruin childhoods' as they confirm the truth about Toad's head 3 years ago

Nintendo 'ruin childhoods' as they confirm the truth about Toad's head

Thanks, Nintendo.

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.

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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.

He said:

"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..."

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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).

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Others felt a bit more vindicated, having long believed the mushroom to actually be part of Toad's skull.

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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.