What Is Super Mario's Job?

Nintendo's flagship character Mario has sometimes been represented as a carpenter or a plumber. However, he is rarely seen performing actual plumbing work or carpentry, and in most media his exact means of employment is not specified.

The character "Mario" evolved from an original design named "Jumpman" created for the arcade game "Donkey Kong." Creator Shigeru Miyamoto initially designed Mario as a carpenter for that game, but after being told by a colleague that Mario looked more like a plumber, he changed his occupation accordingly and added the recurring use of pipes and sewers to his games. Mario is also employed as a plumber in the live-action "Super Mario Bros." movie.