We were right to suspect something messed up was going on with the possession mechanic in Mario Odyssey. Cappy has a mind of its own, and if you’re not careful, it can take Mario out of the picture entirely. It’s some creepypasta-level stuff.
Twitter user @NichtSascha discovered a peculiar glitch in Odyssey’s co-op mode that allows player two to outright kill Mario—leaving only Cappy behind. It’s hilarious, yet mildly disturbing. Kotaku’s Chris Person recreated the glitch below, and he walks you through the steps needed to create your own existential nightmare:
Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot you can actually do once Mario is dead. But hey, that’s the price of freedom.