Wario nipples

How many times can I say “nipple” in an article title? Let the record show that I managed to do it three times. Speaking of nipples, Wario has sent folks spiraling online over his apparent lack of substantial nipples. Of course, the integrity of a character’s headlights is what’s important here.

This week, an official clip from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was posted online. We’re nearly a full year out from the 2020 Summer Olympics, but Nintendo and Sonic fans had a chance to whet their appetite for the athletic competition early with this pre-games video of sorts. Many excellent games and features were shown here including retro 8-bit and 16-bit modes of play. But what really caught everyone’s eye was Wario’s hairless chest and its seemingly “pitiful” excuse for nips.

The offense took place when Robotnik was in full view with clearly visible nipples standing next to Wario and his barely-there nips. Have a look for yourself.

Now look, I’m not here to nipple-shame anyone — especially that of a fictional character. Teats of all shapes and sizes are beautiful. But social media had a different take on the matter entirely.

Nipple fixation

This isn’t the first time fans fixated on a Nintendo character’s nipples. In fact, when the promotional material for Super Mario Odyssey was circulating, most fans witnessed, for the first time, an image of bare-chested Mario in swim trunks complete with nipples. Many lost their minds as it was hard to comprehend the Italian plumber shirtless with his pepperonis bathing in the warm sun.

The internet goes to really strange places sometimes. Of course, now that Mario has broken the nipple barrier for Nintendo characters, fans are accepting of nipples but more critical of their design.

Do you think Wario should be outfitted with some real party hats? Or are his nips just fine the way they are? Perhaps, you could give two nips and a strangely-hairless-Italian-chest less about all of this controversy. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

 

Chris Hinton
Accountant by day, video games enthusiast by night.  Somewhere in between all of that, I'm a husband, dad, and generally a giant man-child, too.  If a game is all about action, there's a safe bet I'm playing it.  I started laying waste to virtual worlds as a youngin' on the ol' Atari and haven't stopped since.

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