Hey thank you for your thoughts.

I have always been torn about the Rocky reference because you are right, the transness is metatextual. But Birdo's transness is too. It's in a manual, not the game.

By this logic, the game Circuit’s Edge has the first trans character.

As for whether she's a joke, I would love to see references of her transness being portrayed within the games AND not a joke. Please send references if you have them.

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