Baffled Reddit users gave their thoughts on Mario’s trajectory in the comments section.
Replying to the caption, one user simply replied: “Yes. Yes he is.”
Another user reasoned: “you can tell by his feet he has to be going up.” But, someone else quipped, “Unless he just tripped lol”.
Someone else argued: “Due to the angle of the light coming through the window (assuming that the sun is in a normal position in the sky) the light is being cast very far down the steps, therefore Mario is most probably walking up in this scene.”
Others took issue with the way the stairs were drawn. Someone commented: “Who builds stairs with the steps angled 45 degrees from horizontal?”
But, one clever user replied back: “Bowser.”
All was revealed when one Reddit user found the exact moment from the cartoon episode, which confirmed Mario was, in fact, running up the stairs.
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