This is not a Mario blog, even if this is the third Mario-related post in a row. There’s actually a much bigger one coming in the not-too-distant future, but I’m only offering up so much of this one franchise because I happen to know a lot about the Mario games — and by virtue of being long-lived and consistently popular, there’s a lot to write about. Recently, I became a patron of Supper Mario Broth, the multi-platform effort to explore Mario’s niche history, and it turns out the first paywalled post I read upon subscribing had some surprising history behind Super Mario RPG and its sole female villain.


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The Story Behind Super Mario RPG’s Valentina