Here are five games characters which make us question whether those responsible were just having a bad day when they created them.
Regrettably, this feature turned into something of a Nintendo special, leading us to conclude that Nintendo's employees are all mental.
Look at him there, staring down sadly at his flaccid nose/proboscis/penis/whatever it's supposed to be - with his furry, spherical, ginger, scrotal body bringing to mind the unwanted image of a naked Ed Sheeran. What are you, Q*Bert? WHAT ARE YOU!?
4. WARIO AND WALUIGI
And as if Wario isn't wrong enough, then you add Waluigi to the mix, who makes even less sense. At least with Wario you can speculate that his name came about by inverting the M in Mario. Waluigi... we just don't know what's going on there. Is he so besotted with Wario that he's taken the first two letters of his name and added them to his own?
What if your name was Steve, and you had a mate called Delancey, and he was so obsessed with you that he changed his name to Stedelancey? You'd have to be some narcissist not to find that annoying and a bit creepy.
Because, you know, that's normal isn't it? That's the sort of thing you expect to see in a Nintendo game set in a fantasy realm, right?
There's really nothing more to say.
Imagine you started squirming around at the cash desk in Primark, swinging back and forth on tippy-toes, rubbing your thighs together, while trilling the words "
But that's missing the point isn't it? Because, y'know, Tingle is, like, some sort of pixie or elf or something isn't he? Well.... take this piece of information into consideration: according to Zelda lore, Tingle is a 35 year-old man...
Step forward Jynx: a Pokemon that resembles nothing less than an opera singer mixed with Thor and the offensive, outdated, ill-considered "gollywog" character that used to be on the Robinson's Jam jars.
Nintendo have since backed away from its initial depiction of Jynx - she now has purple skin, rather than her original, dubious, "blackface" and bright pink lips, so somebody must've said something. Nevertheless, if ever there was a games character who should never have happened... well, it's Jynx.