431 – Frog
“Toad” has always been the quintessential Toad, hasn’t he? He and Yoshi represent their respective species so well, in fact, that their parents named them as such. It’d be like a couple saying “This baby is the definitive human, so let’s call him Human.” I imagine such a distinction might drive some others of that species a little crazy, as seen in the comic above. It’s even starting to spread to characters/species like Birdo, and Kamek (Japanese name)!
Personally, I still like to think of them as “Mushroom Retainers,” like they were in the original Mario.
I didn’t initially have New Super Mario Bros. 2 in mind when making today’s strip, but a comic that mentions another Peach capture does coincide well with a new Mario game’s release. I have a more NSMB2-specific strip in the works as well.
This Friday, I have a nifty announcement to make in the blog post! For once, it doesn’t actually have anything to do with Brawl in the Family (or me being sick or married or anything).