In the history of Mario games there remains an unsung hero in the character of Yoshi. This sidekick is seen as a disposable character in-universe, as players take to dumping Yoshi whenever they see an option to progress further, knowing that Yoshi will just regenerate.
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Due to this, and the fact that Yoshi is considered a very popular character in his own right, he’s received a number of memes from the Nintendo fanbase. These range from general observations to some things that point out just how much we take Yoshi for granted. What’s for certain is that all of these are definitely going to make you laugh.
10 Mario Trolls Yoshi
The dinner conversation over at Mario’s house must be very awkward for sure. After all, it’s not like they can discuss the events of the day like nothing considering they’re in the business of saving princesses.
What probably does happen, though, are moments where Mario takes the mickey out of his friends. Here, the meme points out how Luigi’s predicted to have his own spin-off in his fortune cookie, while Mario trolls Yoshi by reminding he’ll be dumping him during gameplay soon enough.
9 Get A License, Mario
How long can Mario rely on Yoshi, really? The guy seems to exclusively use his creature friend for his traveling tasks, and this meme points out how this arrangement might not be as much fun for Yoshi anymore.
If Mario really has been using Yoshi since he’s been a kid, then maybe someone should remind him that he’s a fully grown man who needs to get a car license. Maybe then poor Yoshi can finally get to rest his back.
8 Not Now, Yoshi!
Games back in the day had the frustrating issue of glitching at the worst of times. In the case of Mario, this would really be when you’d least want it. Often, it would be in the last level where the glitch would come to haunt the player.
Here, Yoshi comes up to annoy both Mario and Luigi by not allowing either of them to climb on his back. Another way of looking at it could be that Yoshi’s simply trolling Mario back for all the times he’s been burned over the years.
7 The Worst Kind Of Plumber
Surprisingly, as players have gotten older, the sympathy for Yoshi has only gotten higher. That’s because people now start seeing it from his perspective, which doesn’t make everybody’s pal Mario look like such a good guy.
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This meme is made in the same vein as some motivational posters, and the theme here is not to trust plumbers; particularly the kind who sport mustaches. All in all, if this doesn’t have people at the workplace warned then what will?
6 Now That’s Some Resolution
It’s a running gag in the PlayStation and Xbox communities that better graphics show another side of the gaming picture. If that’s taken into account, then perhaps this meme can be rationalized, as Yoshi becomes the stuff of nightmares.
The funny thing is how most kids don’t even know what type of creature Yoshi is even supposed to be. What’s pretty clear through 4K graphics is that these children will have absolutely no doubt of Yoshi’s identity anymore.
5 Not Nice Mario
In the context of this meme, it’s the players whom Mario is supposed to represent, as they take Yoshi for granted. Even after the latter presents all kinds of materials for the players, they have the audacity to complain.
In-universe, it would appear as if Mario is the one unhappy of Yoshi’s contributions, which really does make him out to be something of a jerk. Maybe Yoshi should take his services elsewhere where he’s appreciated.
4 The Lazy Way For Likes
People seem to have figured out how the internet works, in that the picture of a generally beloved character is bound to get them at least some likes. However, this meme implies that Yoshi isn’t too happy about that.
Rather than make an effort to come up with a genuinely funny picture, some people simply cash in on the Yoshi factor to get by. To these people, Yoshi would not give a thumbs-up, that’s for sure.
3 All Those Yoshis
It’s better not to have the talk with the kids over what happens to the discarded Yoshis within the game, although adults will have a riot with this meme. Here, the obvious implication is that Mario’s well aware of Yoshi’s regeneration and simply doesn’t care.
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However, by a stroke of luck, the latest version of Yoshi’s just happened to look down and it ain’t a pretty sight. Perhaps the most hilarious part about this meme is the animation of Yoshi’s astonished face, which one just can’t help but laugh at.
2 If Bowser Dies, He Dies
Another dark take on the Super Mario series can be the assumption that the characters are knowingly killing other creatures. With this kind of lens, fans might be rather scared to realize just how deranged Yoshi can be.
A way to illustrate has been through this meme, where Yoshi’s comment can be read in the same way Drago uttered one of his famous quotes in Rocky IV. It seems Yoshi really is out for blood on this one and Bowser better skidaddle fast.
1 A Surefire Winner
In case you’ve usually lost at Mario Kart and are unaware exactly why that is, then here’s a nice little cheat to make sure you do come away as the winner: the secret is picking Yoshi. That’s right, it’s this character who carries the most speed.
Regular players are well aware of this fact, and in a contest between Mario Kart pros the real race is at the selection menu. The person behind this meme certainly considers getting Yoshi a success, and there’s little doubt they did likely come out as the victor.
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