In case there’s any confusion here, by my own arbitrary set of rules in continuity, game mascots are technically sapients.

Namely, sentient life forms who aren’t actually human. Sure, the characters here are pretty much human, but they aren’t. Thus how they can do things like survive half their organs being harvested plus being stabbed, or being impaled through the mouth with a stick.

Read some early volumes of “Fables” to get a general idea of what I’m getting at; it’s definitely an influence on this take. Far better comic than this, that is.