Twitter bots spam user refuting claim that Paper Mario’s Vivian is “trans”

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Twitter has once again proven it is unable to cope with its bot problem as bots spammed a post disagreeing with the claim that Paper Mario character Vivian is “transgender”.

Several individuals have been pushing the lie for years that Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door character Vivian is transgender.

Twitter users believed Vivian was transgender because there was a scene where Vivian is being insulted by one of his sisters, who calls him an “otoko” (a man) in the original Japanese script:

“Where are these ‘three sisters’? You’re a man aren’t you?”

The English equivalent of the scene instead has Beldam (Vivian’s sister and the speaker) calling him ugly:

This coupled with the Italian localization (which is not at all a correct translation), which allegedly had Vivian at some point saying he “is glad to be a woman”, had people adamantly “confirming” Vivian was transgender.

However, Vivian’s in-game card (essentially a “bestiary” that has a description for all characters/enemies) in the original Japanese version of the game explained that he was an otoko no ko (a boy that dresses/acts like a girl):

A Twitter user predictably created an agonizing 25 post thread explaining why Vivian is “transgender”, but another user was insistent on the actual evidence and claimed Vivian was male:

This clearly upset the original user, as they posted this in response, and then blocked them:

The person’s comment was then spammed mercilessly by this same image (presumably all by the same upset person):

Considering the upcoming remaster for the game changed Bowser’s dialogue of “airhead” to “lunkhead”, many are assuming more changes may be made to the game, and for the worse:

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is lauching sometime in 2024 for Nintendo Switch.

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