The eternal fight of Mario has always been to rescue Princess Peach from lizardly Bowser’s hands. But why would she want to be rescued when Bowser is the more accomplished “gentleman” complete with castles, money and land?

How Princess Peach repeatedly kidnapped under Mario’s watch?

OR does he secretly want Peach to be kidnapped to fund his personal thirst for adventure?

These are valid points internet TV show After Hours debates in the latest episode centered around why Nintendo’s golden boy, Mario, and if he is secretly a douchebag.

And their arguments can be pretty convincing…

Featured image via artist Mark Quimoyog