But this is far from Mario's worst crime. Here are a further ten reasons why Mario is a terrible role-model for our society...
Furthermore, the qualities of the "Invincibility Star" are disturbingly similar to the effects of the drug PCP, which is known for giving users "a false sense of strength, power, and invincibility..."
We are never shown what Mario does with his riches, but - even if he gives it all to charity to offset crippling guilt over the rest of his actions - it doesn't change the fact that if your happiness comes from money then you will never, truly, be happy with yourself.
All become victims of his wanton and indiscriminate slaughter - whether by stomping their brains out, ripping them out of the ground, smashing them to death with a hammer, or incinerating them. He could, for the most part, simply avoid them, but - as we know - Mario is not someone with an overabundance of morality.
Brain Force Plus, much?
Now we understand why Mario always wears those brown leather brogues. God forbid he upsets the other club members, and is ejected from their elitist establishment clique.
Look at the image above, taken from an officially-licensed Mario comic (which also reveals that Mario was born already sporting the beginnings of his trademark moustache); pranking his long-suffering mother by destroying the bathroom taps and launching a jet of - presumably scalding - water into her face.
Was his PTSD directly responsible for the many dubious character traits he displays over the course of his subsequent escapades? Frankly, that seems like too easy a get-out...
What a prick.