Is Yoshi an animal or a person?


#1
  • animal
  • person
  • personable animal
  • animalistic person

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Can Yoshi talk? If they can’t does that stop them from being considered a person? Are those actual shoes or just shoe-shaped hooves? Have Yoshis ever had real agency beyond self-preservation?

What does it mean to be a person? And does Yoshi meet that criteria?

If Yoshi is an animal should he be allowed to hold a gun? If Yoshi is a person where did society go wrong that he should have a gun?


#2

Yoshi is as much a person as Toad. He can operate a motor vehicle, after all. Giving Mario a ride is a curtesy as a friend, not as a mindless beast of burden.


#3

what about boshi though


#4

Yoshi is a friend!!


#5

I object to the distinction—this dualistic conception of the possibility space of Yoshi-nature acts to obscure the defining struggles shared by both Yoshi and Man. Do we not all feel social obligation as a product of instinct and intellect alike?

Is Yoshi a gun?


#6

He certainly is!


#7

Boshi is Badass Yoshi (hence the B)


#8

all persons are animals


#9

If the Yoshis can muster up a complex relay system across a whole island, they’re definitely at least competent. Saving Baby Mario is not self-preservation, nor is their wanton desire to charge into pits.

Yoshi has as much right to a gun as anyone else.


#10

Yoshi is more a person than Toad because he is a chordate and a vertebrate whereas Toad is some sort of fungoid lifeform which puts him at an extreme evolutionary remove from “people” as we have come to define them.


#11

Yoshi is a person whose animal species is a … lizard thing?

I’m a person whose animal species is fancy monkey.


#12

I was speaking more to their level of consciousness, but in terms of physicality you are absolutely right. I mean, I think you are right. Toad is definitively a fungoid? Obviously they look like a mushroom of some kind… you must be right. At the very least they are a fungoid/humanoid hybrid thing, much like I assume Princess Peach to be.


#13

it has always seemed like a missed opportunity to not give Boshi a hat.


#14

yeah, I got pretty homo-sapiens centric there huh? I don’t know what came over me.


#15

The pesky Id i am sure.
“Listen yoshi, i am the apex predator, therefore sit here and absorb my lecture on your physiology”


#16

“Something something Yoshi. Listen, I read a book on genetics earlier this week so you are all going to sit here and listen while I use the word chordate correctly”


#17

yoshi is neither god nor man


#18

yoshi is my dad and i love her so


#19

Yoshi is the missing link between Goofy and Pluto.


#20

are the things they eat contained within the eggs they lay? or do they just have colorful egg shaped poops?