Why Trump is Literally Wario (Literally)

An exploration of what Trump’s administration means for Mario lore.

Nathan Hardisty
Jan 19, 2017 · 17 min read

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“Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.”
- Robert Frost, ‘Fire and Ice’ (1920)

A Spectre is Haunting the Mushroom Kingdom


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In September 2015 I was witness to an Iran Deal rally in which Donald Trump, then laughing stock, made his voice heard in a rambling incoherent speech. He is, and remains, as of this Friday, the only President I have seen in real life.

Make Wario Great Again

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Are you sitting comfortably?

This is the backing music to Donald Trump’s life. You know it.

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The 45th President of the United States shaves WWE CEO Vince McMahon’s head. The President also belongs to the WWE Hall of Fame.

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The Many-Faced God.

“It’s an exploration of greed, stench, and stubby legs through interpretive dance.” — Wario, Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (2005)

Probably a better theme for 2016 now that I’ve thought about it.


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