Hello and welcome once again to another debate on the workings and details of the Marioverse. This threads subject, Mario's size both with a super mushroom, and without.
Now in terms of him growing in size at all when he eats a mushroom is a up for debate aswell. A far as I know there are two theories on the matter.
A) Mario eats (or by some other means absorbs) a Super Mushroom, causing him to grow approximately twice his size. This thoery is backed up by the original Super Mario series. (I.E. Super Mario Bros. 1-3, and Super Mario World)
And B) Mario eats the Mushroom, and simply gains health, whilst the images of Mario growing in size is a metaphor for Marios gaining strength as opposed to actually becoming larger. This theory is supported by the Mario RPG series. (Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario, Mario&Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Although let's backtrack a bit and discuss theory A, seeing as how that's what the thread was originally about. ^_^
As far as we now, it's safe to assume that Mario's natural size is of that depitcted in the RPGs, aswell as in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Which appears to be, for the sake of argument, around four feet tall. Now if Mario ate a Super Mushroom would he grow to be eight feet tall? And how tall then would Peach have to be, since he seems to be as tall as her when he eats a mushroom in the original series.
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