I collect obscure Mario characters. I rarely get to do all that much with them, aside from keep a running list of forgotten weirdos unlikely to ever be playable in a Mario Kart game, but there’s one whose accidental existence makes for a handy lead-in to the story of how and why some people mistook Toad for a female character back in the day.

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A History of Toad’s Gender… One Way or Another