The Super Mushroom
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros.|
|Series of origin||Mario (series)|
Its first and most common effect is causing Mario or Luigi to double in size and strength, allowing them to smash through bricks and take an extra hit from enemies. An opposite can be considered as the Poison Mushroom, a Mushroom that hurts the player. This and the Mushroom is designed the same as the Amanita Muscaria mushroom.
The idea for Super Mushrooms were originally believed to have been inspired by the cake that Alice eats in Alice in Wonderland that makes her grow after having been shrunk by a potion. However, Shigeru Miyamoto later corrected himself, saying that this was a misunderstanding; the mushrooms were actually inspired by the concept of mushrooms being associated with magical worlds in general, like the Wonderland of Alice in Wonderland and the Mushroom Kingdom.