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Overview

You may have realized that the Mario universe is very happy. This is due to Sponge, an orange plumber(?) with an even bigger mustache than Mario or Luigi, which soaks up all the sadness in the world, making him depressed. Not helping his mood disorder is the fact that no one cares about him, even his own brothers.

Origin

One day Vinny was playing the game Super Mario 3D World on stream, when he realized everything in the game was too happy, so he came up with a new orange and teal Mario brother named Sponge, who would use his mustache to fight enemies. A viewer by the name of nasnumbers came up with a backstory for the character: In which he was a forgotten Mario brother who used his mustache to soak up all depression, this explaining how the Mario games are so happy and colorful. He grew an immense fan following after he was added to the growing roster of Mii's in Vinny's Tomodachi Life Series. This newfound fame led to subsequent appearances in two fan games, a mod, and the stream of the sequel; Miitopia.

Appearances

Tomodachi Life

When Sponge entered Tomodachi Life, Vinny gave him an empty apartment. Sponge liked it. Every time that Sponge tries to get a sweetheart, he is turned down. Despite this, he constantly tries to get a romantic partner.

Episode 56

In honor of the passing of real life singer David Bowie, Vinny decided either to remove or leave David's Mii from Vineland Island. After a strawpoll was conducted, Vinny removed his Mii from the island. Sponge's only friend was gone forever. Right his removal Clown Lady confessed her love for Sponge and became his girlfriend.

Super Sponge Bros.

One day, Vinny got a rom from an unnamed man. The rom was a hack of Super Mario Bros., called Super Sponge Bros. The game is about Sponge going through a sad Mushroom Kingdom to save the princess by getting sad mushrooms and ninjastars. At the end of the game, the princess is already dead because Sponge was too late.

Super Mario Galaxy: Repainted

This mod features Sponge in the place of Mario in a re-textured version of Super Mario Galaxy.

Miitopia

Sponge is the first partner added in Vinny's playthrough of the Miitopia demo, and is carried over into the full game. He is given the Cleric class, and saves Vinesauce from some butterflies. He seems to hate almost every food in the game. Vinny describes him as "cautious".

Sponge Game (Tentative Title)

Quotes

"I'm Not Happy." 

Trivia

  • He is one of the more popular residents of Vineland Island.
  • Like Mario, he has a counterpart brother, named Pretzel.
  • In one of the Tomodachi Life episodes, Sponge, Clown, and Clown Lady were hanging out. When Vinny saw them, Clown stood up, and seemed to clip in Clown Lady for a split second. Vinny interpreted this as Clown being dead, and Sponge and Clown Lady are the only two who can see him.
  • Both he and his brother are from Croaskatalia.
  • Despite being his best friend, David Bowie often uses Sponge's sadness as musical inspiration

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References

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/VinesauceTomodachiLifeIslandersEpisodes1Through26