Keyboard Geniuses: Readers explain what makes Luigi the real hero among the Mario brothers

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

He’s Ain’t A Coward, He’s My Brother

This was Siblings Week on The A.V. Club, and I used the theme as an excuse to finally lay out my love for Luigi and his first real starring vehicle, Luigi’s Mansion. (Let’s just pretend Mario Is Missing never happened, shall we?) Some commenters took issue with my calling Luigi a “coward” and Mario a jubilant cartoon hero. And they’re absolutely right! There’s more nuance to both of those points than I could, for brevity’s sake, have dug into in an essay of that scope. LittleMac summed it up nicely:

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