Proof that Birdo is a male

#1 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -

  

  
 
I find it really interesting.  Usually people make tedious points, but when it comes to sex, Nintendo has a weird issue with dealing with these scenarios.
#2 Edited by ajamafalous (12035 posts) -

EDIT: Oh wow, I posted the pic before watching the video.

 Super Mario Bros. 2 manual
#3 Edited by Coombs (3449 posts) -

 He thinks he is a girl and spits eggs from his mouth.
#4 Posted by EasyPeasey (159 posts) -

Birdo is a dude thats pink and has a bow on his head. Obviously

#5 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

I know the whole thing from the Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction manual has been around for a while and I'd be tempted to say that a lot of the proof for Birdo being male is invalid as it is mostly all instruction manuals and promotional materials which are usually considered non-canon, but the fact that Birdo has been referred to as male so consistently does raise some questions. Honestly I think ambiguous is the exact right word to describe Birdo's gender and the Super Smash Bros. trophy is proof that this is definitely something that Nintendo recognise. I have a sneaking suspicion that Nintendo's more recent reluctancy to refer to Birdo as male or female may be them trying to dodge getting dragged into a whirlpool of strange gender politics over a character in their most popular franchise and what is supposed to be a "family" franchise, especially with their recent success with the Wii.

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#6 Posted by SuperSecretAgenda (696 posts) -

I tend to try and think of Birdo as gender ambiguous. Like Yoshi. 

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