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NEWS: Mario Segale, Inspiration for Titular Super Mario Bros. Character, Passes Away




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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:11 am Reply with quote
How sad. I just met Charles Martinet last weekend, too. RIP, and best wishes to his family.
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:03 am Reply with quote
How sad. I remember watching a G4 documentary about how Mario was created. Mr. Segale may have been a jackass to the people at Nintendo, but he sure did serve as the inspiration for such a beloved character in video games.

And what's even funner is Mario wouldn't have been popular hadn't it been for a sailor man from comics called Popeye (yes, that Popeye).

R.I.P.
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:48 am Reply with quote
Rest in peace to the man who literally gave Mario his name.
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Heishi



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:35 pm Reply with quote
RIP
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:05 pm Reply with quote
CastMember1991 wrote:
And what's even funner is Mario wouldn't have been popular hadn't it been for a sailor man from comics called Popeye (yes, that Popeye).

R.I.P.


Yes, the Popeye arcade game could have been so much better... Confused

But seems like half of the Segale stories think that Mario was invented with the cultural thunderbolt of the Nintendo Super Mario, and not Donkey Kong or the arcade Bros.
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HK16



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:04 pm Reply with quote
Another death article. How sad. I hope his family, friends, and fans can get through this. RIP
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