Toad and Toadette are Genderless, Says Captain Toad Producer

No “He thinks he is a girl” here, says Hayashida.

By Robin Wilde. Posted 11/18/2014 16:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

Koichi Hayashida, producer of the upcoming quirky puzzle game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, has said in an interview that neither Toad nor Toadette have applicable genders.

Speaking to Gamespot during a live stream, Mr. Hayashida explained:

“This is maybe a little bit of a strange story, but we never really went out of our way to decide on the sex of these characters, even though they have somewhat gendered appearances.

“But I think what I can say is that Toadette and Toad are not siblings – perhaps it would be more accurate to say they are adventure pals. And that’s certainly true here.”

Neither Toad or Toadette are human, instead being fungoid residents of the Mushroom Kingdom, so it could be that traditional notions of sex and gender apply to them. Nintendo has caused questions to be raised before over its depiction of gender in the Mario series, when villain Birdo from Super Mario Bros. 2 was described with the phrase, “He thinks he is a girl and spits eggs from his mouth” in a manual.

Source: IGN

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