Remember when Mario went topless and the entire internet seemed to grind to a halt in order to discuss his nipples? What a ride that was. Well, 2019 has its own version of 'nipplegate', although this time around, it's the lack of nipple that is causing consternation.
Recent footage from Switch exclusive Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 shows the bare-chested duo of Dr. Robotnik (or Dr. Eggman, if you prefer) and Wario standing proudly on the podium. Nothing wrong with that, you might assume – after all, many sporting events require the participants to wear a limited amount of clothing.
However, upon closer inspection, it would seem that poor old Wario has no nipples. This phenomena – as noted by Games Radar – has caused quite a stir online.
Now, before we start assuming that a nipple-less Wario is now canon, it's worth noting that other Twitter users have posted visual rebuttals to this stance, citing slightly shaded areas which could be nipple-like in nature.
However, the jury would still appear to be out on the whole topic, as Wario's nips are certainly less pronounced than Mario's. Also, why do both characters in this shot lack belly buttons?
And they say games journalism isn't glamorous.
Boy, Dr. Eggman's feet are huge. In the once of Peach and Daisy are so small. Eggman's big toe is bigger than Peach's and Daisy's whole foot.
Now we know why Wario is the way he is.
Eggman has some massive Peggy Hill feet
Sega better give Mario back his nipples from SMO.
Game is honestly looking better and better.
I was expecting Wario to have chest hair.
@Sean161 sexually attractive? Why? (So I know what I’m doing wrong)
Does Sega even PLAYED Smash Bros, let alone giving Nintendo rights to use Sonic. Wario DOES have a belly button
(Belly button is at 1:30, don't know how to get it to specific time.)
@SpiderSquid Wario’s belly button has been featured in the original GBA, GameCube and 3DS instalments of WarioWare as well.
@Anti-Matter Dude, what’s your issue with people’s weight? This is like the 5th thread I’ve seen you talk about people needing to exercise despite being fictional characters.
To be fair, there is a very subtle highlight where his belly button should b- omg what am I doing...
@GrailUK I was going to comment the same. There is a belly button
You seem to be obsessed with feet
I think what we are learning is, Wario has inverted nipples
Weirder question: why does Eggman have nipples but Wario not? And why do they wear their gloves swimming? Does Eggman pull his goggles over his face to swim, or just keep them up? I must have answers!
@Xelha What are you talking about? This is the biggest news we have had all year. Are you forgetting how massive it was when Marios nipples were shown? Or how about the Mario Tennis art of Luigis massive package?
@Xelha not at all, lots of news today.
His moobs are a lot flatter than I expected - that's what I get for Google Image searching Wario way too much.
"Another slow news day?"
Wario's nipple will be a big news / viral.
His chins have usurped his nipples.
You really dont want to know what that sick freak Waluigi looks like topless...jees that man has some fetishes...
@Friendly it’s all about confidence.
We've now seen Mario and Wario topless, so when will they show us Peach topless?
I've seen Peach topless many times before. Granted, not in a Mario game but whatever.
Ah Wario, king of the dad-bod! Finally some true representation of real men. Stuff the six-pack; it’s all about the Family Value Pack!
@EarthboundBenjy I'm pretty sure the internet already has Peach VERY well-covered in that regard.
I expected more hair. A lot more hair.
We already know Waluigi has nipples as he was painted in Sistine Chapel
you can't tell me Wario wouldn't be hairy
Why are these chaps not hairy? Maybe they shave... after all that’s what swimmers do...
This is what I thought.
He's a greasy, lazy, overweight man of southern European origin.
No way he's that smooth!
Wario and Egg Man look naked without body hair.
I refuse to have hideous man-babies with Wario looking like that!
There's just....so....much....facepalm.......I see it everywhere......
@Anti-Matter I could use losing a few pounds (ok maybe more than a few - like a lot). I know you didn’t mean anything. I enjoy your comments on this site.
But does Sonic have toes? The question we are all waiting to be answered
Why on earth are they still wearing gloves while swimming? Just... take them off.
He does have nipples. You just need a M-cable to really see it.
@Anti-Matter Wario is like a wrestler, appears fat and rotund but there's a lot of muscle under that.
Or he's just bloated with gas from all that garlic he's eating.
"why do both characters in this shot lack belly buttons?"
Wario doesn't but his is under his rolls of fat. Eggman probably pushed his trousers all the way up.
This is what's going to sell some people on this game, isn't it?
Anyways, I've been playing WarioWare Gold and the microgame Bedside Manners features a shirtless Wario without nipples, so it's not like this is a new thing...
Eh, CICO (Wario Land 2, 3 and 4 show you how this works, it’s basic thermodynamics). Obesity didn’t skyrocket over the past 30 years because people stopped being naturally thin all of a sudden. Eating as much as four people should when you’re not even pregnant can’t be good for climate change either (which we only have five years left to solve before everyone is doomed, by the way).
As for the topic at hand, Wario is a fictional character and therefore nobody knows for sure what he looks like. We only have artists’ impressions of him. Here is a different one:
They’re just inverted.
The fact that anyone is wasting a significant amount of brainpower on this debate is kind of sad.
Keep interneting, internet.
It looks like he has a slight outie. I see nipple and a belly button. I also like seeing him without a shirt, makes him look less villainous and more like some guy I might have a beer with while sitting in fold up chairs in his garage.
Wario doesn't have a belly button because he is an alien like Kyle XY.
I have questions about the people who not only notice, but have a big interest in, the nipples of Mario and Wario.
@Ralizah Or rather 'not covered' in that case
@Pod It's 2019, brah. Maybe Wario waxes.
Show of hands, who is disappointed Wario is not hairy?
Welp, first it was Link, then it was Mario, and now Wario. We even saw Tingle in that Hyrule Historia thing.
Please don't tell me Ganondorf is next...
Self-care COULD be his one big passion. He does make sure to relax. And garlic is supposedly very healthy.
@Joeynator3000 DK. Been doin' it since before it was cool.
When do we get to see DK's Diddy?
Funny that they're both still wearing gloves though.
Why aren't people upset about that? haha
Where's the body hair at?
@Joeynator3000 Breath of the Wild 2 features a shirtless Ganondorf already!
@Joeynator3000 watch the teaser again
@StableInvadeel I don't wanna.
Why would you comment that? Sorry but 🤢
"Rated E for Everyone"
Please don't tell me Ganondorf is next...
I'm not to happy with having my comments deleted with no warning, there's a problem with something I said, feel free to tell me and I'll probably change what I'm doing.
I have no idea what I may have done wrong.
Ok, I’ve gone and removed the entire conversation about Wario’s weight, and obesity, and incels since it was begging to get out of hand.
@ everybody let’s please move on not brig it back. @Anti-Matter Let’s be more sensitive with our posts from now on, etc.
Sorry, i didn't mean to start a debate about Wario's weight.
Still don't see the problem but whatever. Hard to try and never offend anyone. Everyone gets offended by stuff.
I love wario,
He should be in more mario games.
To me its like, Mario =Goku and Wario is vegeta (bad guy turned good ish) lol. (Dbz fan yeah i know)
@Erufuda Staring debates out of nowhere doesn't solve 'im either.
PINGAS AS USUAL, I SEE!!!!!!!
@Erufuda I guess you're misinterpreting what I said, like everyone else online. Thanks for the compliment though!
@NEStalgia lol he should be like Chewbacca under there, should petition for hairy Wario lol. #HairyWario
First it were Mario's nipples
Then Luigi's bulge
Now it's nipple-less Wario and Eggman's huge feet
I honestly won't be surprised if they reveal Toad having a butt under his mushroom hat next.
Is internet's drama why Nintendo makes unsettling decisions like removing Snake's backside in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
@BlueOcean they had to remove them because it caused people to access photo mode too often.
This ends with everyone going to hell, doesn't it?
Please stop, it's weird to publicly announce you find a fictional character attractive
@RareFan Peggy Hill feet
Men with nipples, too sexual, we may all turn gay. Thats a disgrace Sega and Nintendo
Morons who the mother of mmmm cares about thoses this is a kids game and no ganon will not change end of story gosh.
Just downloaded Warioworld: Shake It on my Wii U after seeing this!
@uhhhhhhhh That's the best Wario Land game! Yeah, I hate motion controls in platformers but the game is great.
@Sean161 please stop
@Sean161 don't talk to me
I tell you one thing - Wario needs to lay off that cocaine.
Red nose and grinding teeth are a huge giveaway - now you know why he is the way he is.
Say NO, Wario!
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