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Mario’s Extra Lives: The Theory of Schrodinger’s Cat

In Super Mario Bros., why does Mario start out with three lives?  No, I’m not talking about how it’s less burden on the player if they mess up or how the player can just start over if they die.  Looking at the question from Mario’s perspective, why does he have three lives?  There’s clearly only one Mario and if he dies, he is dead; so there must be some factor giving him extra chances.  Since there is only one Mario, the only conclusion we can draw is that he is not dead when he dies (sometimes) but how is that possible? … Read the rest