You'll never look at this Super Mario character the same way again

Toad from the Super Mario series
(Image credit: Nintendo)

We've seen some pretty horrifying things over the past couple of years, from design crimes to, well, pretty much everything in the news. But despite everything, this shocking revelation from the world of Super Mario is still haunting our nightmares.

It's one of the most pressing questions of our time: is Toad's head a hat, or is it just his head? The conundrum has led several illustrators to create their own Toad-themed concept art (naturally), and back in March 2020, Alex Solis gave us perhaps the most nightmarish example yet. Who cares if said head is a hat – what matters now is whether those eyes are... nostrils? If you've snapped up one of the best Nintendo Switch deals, you're probably very familiar with Toad. But prepare to question everything you thought you knew.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.