After the recent Super Mario Maker 2 Direct last week, it looks like one of Nintendo’s long-time underdogs is finally getting more internet love again.
Namely, during a segment about the game’s story mode, the character Undodog appears as a key character that hands out quests to Mario as well. Unlike Mario’s usual cast members, his bizarre flattened appearance caught many viewers off-guard.
Undodog is now my favorite Mario character of all time. I have never been more immediately invested in my life. Please send help and Undodog merch. pic.twitter.com/fH3gnXOyqF
— Ben Bert☀️li (@SuperBentendo) May 15, 2019
For the uninitiated, Undodog made his original appearance in Mario Paint for the SNES – where pressing on him reverses the player’s previous action. After that, however, the strange canine with an white border around his neck only received small cameos in the WarioWare series. Eventually, Undodog also made a return in Super Mario Maker for the Wii U and 3DS – but this is the first time he’s actually interacting with Mario as his own character!
Of course, Nintendo fans are now falling in love with the canine after his reappearance. From fan-art, memes, and amiibo requests – you can check out all of the madness unraveling below.
— powerful brian (really strong) (@rainbowfission) May 16, 2019
Undodog is the most tragic figure in the Mario universe. You want to pet him, but doing so undoes the last thing you did, which was petting him. He is stuck in hell with no pets. pic.twitter.com/LrRgyTY7v0
— Imran Khan (@imranzomg) May 17, 2019
Undo Dog for Smash pic.twitter.com/wVoxXHmhKR
— Stephen J. Plant ?? (@StephenJPlant) May 16, 2019
Undodog will be the last DLC fighter for smash Ultimate and he'll undo all other DLC making him the TOP-DOG. https://t.co/slq8DSCPhw
— Gunter | LGS | WhYYZ (@MrWhYYZ) May 15, 2019
I'm expecting some deep character development from Undodog pic.twitter.com/tscUviEsxF
— Cart Mart (@m_carterish632) May 16, 2019
Undodog is cool but everyone is overlooking the fact that you speak to him in dog language pic.twitter.com/x9hv55gs2p
— Stacey (@_Sangome) May 16, 2019
Undodog amiibo or we riot
— Cirrus Mi[N]or (@MajorasMark) May 15, 2019
— Brandon Coleman (@fireheart47) May 16, 2019
— Toads of Thunder (@Walrus_McCloud) May 18, 2019
What do you think about Undodog? Is he Nintendo’s good boy, or just an overrated mutt? Let us know with your comments below!