Mario isn’t a plumber according to Nintendo

Everything you've been told is a lie.

Santa Claus isn't real, the Tooth Fairy is your parents, and Mario isn't a plumber. We hate to be the bearer of bad news but according to Nintendo, the Italian plumber doesn't actually do any plumbing anymore.

On Nintendo's Japan website, users can read character bios for all the Mario characters including our mustached friend who has been lying to us for several decades. Mario's character bio reveals that he was a plumber a long time ago. So, what does Mario do now? Is he unemployed? Is he retired? How does he pay his rent?! We need answers Nintendo!

Mario isn't a plumber according to Nintendo

Cheerful, popular, and loved by everybody. He’s really close to his younger twin brother Luigi, the other half of the famous duo.

Athletic, he looks cool playing any sports, from tennis to baseball to soccer and even kart racing.

Actually, long ago it seems he used to work as a plumber too…

He loves Princess Peach, so whenever she gets into trouble, he’s ready to spring into action and save her.

With his skillful jumping and power-ups, he puts a stop to Bowser’s evil plans

Mario will return this fall in a new adventure on Nintendo Switch. Mario's iconic hat will be used as a tool for players to capture and control various characters, creatures, and objects as he travels outside the Mushroom Kingdom. Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27th, 2017.