Toad isn't a mushroom. Nope. He may be named after a frog (or maybe a Toadstool now that we think about it), but he ISN'T A MUSHROOM.
HE'S WEARING A HAT.
@nintendolife tweeted a photo of the real Toad without his hat on, and we're seriously shooketh.
HE'S A BALDING MAN!
We're just going to leave that with you to cope with because we honestly just can't deal.