During this week’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed a new character called Peachette in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
When Toadette touches a crown in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, she will transform into Peachette, which looks like Princess Peach except with some Toadette characteristics. The introduction of Peachette and how Toadette transforms into Peachette has raised many questions among those in the Super Mario community, because it changes the way people think about Toads and Peach.
Several fans have offered their theories as to how Peachette and Toadette are related to each other. Twitter user Gabriel Restrepo believes Peach as a higher species of Toad that looks nothing like one:
I wanna believe this confirms Peach as a higher species of Toad. Like how Bowser is a Koopa but looks nothing like one. Here's my chart from lowest to highest. So peachette would sorta be like a toad's version of a koopaling. Bears closer resemblance to their ruler. pic.twitter.com/VBVbAqDjQL
— Gabriel Restrepo (@gaberests) September 14, 2018
Another Twitter user called PLDH believes all Toads will eventually evolve in something more humanlike, similar to how Splatoon’s Inklings evolved.
I cracked the case: all humans except the Mario bros were once Toads, or at least have a Toad period (teenage years?) that eventually turned into the humans we see them as when they mature. Like Splatoon. This is also why a “human” is the monarch of a kingdom filled with Toads. pic.twitter.com/YbqdjGptq5
— PLDH (@PLDHnet) September 14, 2018
Another believes Toads and Toadettes are all actually humans, and touching the crown reverses Bowser’s original spell on them.
Peachette is Toadette's true form. All Toads and Toadettes are actually humans, but Bowser's original spell that turned citizens into blocks and horsehair plants created the illusion that permanently make them appear as they do now. The power up temporarily reverses the spell.
— Ferquin N.C. Root | ﾌｧ-ｸｲﾝ ﾙ-ﾄ (@FerquinRoot) September 15, 2018
There was also this funny image showing what might happen if Toad touched the crown instead:
Toad after using the super crown…………………. pic.twitter.com/AJT6I7J5x9
— DCxNintendoEarth (@NintendoEarth) September 14, 2018
On ResetERA, darker and serious theories about the link between Toadette and Peachette have appeared. One suggested Peach’s role in the Mushroom Kingdom is akin to a Queen Bee’s role – Peach is the mother of all Toads, similar to how the Queen Bee is the mother of all bees in the colony.
Another theory suggested Toadette/Peachette fills in as a Peach double whenever Peach wants to drive karts or play Tennis. There’s also another interesting theory which says every 100 years a Toadette is born in a population of Toads, and Toadettes are destined to rule the Mushroom Kingdom after the current ruler passes away. When that happens, the Toadette transforms into Peachette.
What’s your theory? Let us know in the comments below.