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Top 50 Best Mario Characters & Enemies Of All Time, Ranked (From All Games)

No matter where you are in the world, you’ll always find someone who knows Mario.

He’s everywhere from games to films, toys, and apparel.

Ever since the release of Super Mario Bros. in 1985, he’s been Nintendo’s face, starring in most of their games and promotional material. In a way, Mario is Nintendo. And Nintendo is Mario.

But Mario is not alone in his adventures.

And it’s fair to say he owes his immense popularity to the cast of friends, enemies, and rivals that come together to make his games so memorable.

Whether you’re seeking to reminisce a bit, or to educate yourself about Mario’s social circle, you’ve come to the right place.

 

50. Thwomp

Thwomp Mario Character in game

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

Where most Mario characters are colorful and cutesy, Thwomps seem to lead a hard life – no pun intended.

Their face is always grumpy, and their only purpose in life is to crush people and their dreams.

That said, there have been several variations of these spikey, angry-faced gentlemen.

And some of them seem to have it easier – like the ones that serve as elevators.

 

49. Wingo

Wingo Mario Character game screenshot

First seen in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was one of the best Marioverse titles on the Wii U.

And its main villain Wingo was part of the reason.

This giant black bird is meant to resemble Roc, a magical bird mentioned in The Thousand and One Nights, as you can probably tell by his jeweled turban.

 

48. Toadsworth

Toadsworth Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

Originally thought to be Princess Peach’s father, we now know the elderly Toadsworth is part of her diplomatic attaché.

Still, that doesn’t make him any less protective of the princess, who he’s taken care of since her infancy.

He’s kind, helpful, and a fatherly figure for her and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom’s Toads.

 

47. Wart

Wart Mario Character game screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

He’s green, round, and wears a crown – and we don’t know much more about him.

Still, Wart holds a special place in the hearts of fans as one of the first Mario villains they ever fought.

While Wart held the prominent position of main antagonist in the Western version of Super Mario Bros. 2, he’s had a tougher time staying relevant than most characters in newer games.

 

46. Baby Luma

Baby Luma Mario Character screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Galaxy (2007)

Lumas are a race of whimsical living starlets that play a major role in Super Mario Galaxy’s story.

And this specific baby star is their best representative.

It’s probably Rosalina’s best and closest friend, as they’ve been scouring the galaxy in search of Baby Luma’s mom since times immemorial.

With time, Rosalina became friends with the rest of the Lumas, becoming a sort of adopted mother.

But she’ll always remember this adorable cosmic body.

 

45. Blooper

Blooper Mario Character

First seen in Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Bloopers first acquired their flying skill due to a bug in the original SMB, which spawned them outside of water in some underground levels.

It seems Nintendo liked it, so they’re mostly seen floating on air nowadays. They can even play tennis!

These mask-wearing creatures love spitting ink at people’s faces.

Which has made them an important ally for struggling drivers trying to get ahead in Mario Kart, where they’re featured as a power-up.

 

44. Count Bleck

Count Bleck Mario Character

First seen in Super Paper Mario (2007)

Super Paper Mario wasn’t precisely the franchise’s highest point, but its main villain is one of its best parts.

This monocle-wearing individual is obsessed with opening The Void.

To achieve this, he brings forth the Chaos Heart by forcefully marrying Princess Peach to Bowser – and kick-starts the game’s events.

Fun Fact: While he’s almost always referred to as Count Bleck, his real name is Lord Blumiere.

 

43. Cackletta

Cackletta Mario Character game screenshot

First seen in Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga (2003)

Another somewhat overlooked villain from Mario’s RPG exploits is Cackletta, a mighty and evil witch from the Beanbean Kingdom.

To achieve her ambitions of conquering the realm, she steals Princess Peach’s voice and uses Peach-like robots to call forth the Beanstar and use its power – which grants wishes to those with beautiful voices.

In the end, Mario & Luigi manage to stop this selfish, sadistic green witch – but she got pretty far.

She gets an A for effort from me.

 

42. Chain Chomp

Chain Chomp Mario Bros game screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

Whenever I hear a dog barking, I’m transported to my childhood of playing Super Mario 64.

I always seemed to fail at getting the Power Star protected by a Chain Chomp in Bob-omb’s Battlefield, and I tried for so long that the sound was perfectly recorded in my long-term memory.

While vicious, this canine ball-and-chain is also kind of adorable – though getting bit by one of these would be a terrifying experience.

 

41. Bullet Bill

Bullet Bill Mario Bros game screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Another creative twist on an inanimate object are Bullet Bills.

These sentient projectiles have only one objective – to reach their target, and some of them can even home in on them.

While they’ve appeared as enemies in almost every single Mario game, they’re also popular as power-ups in the Mario Kart and Mario Party franchises.

 

40. Hammer Bros

Hammer Bros Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. (1985)

You know someone is good at something when they’re named after their craft.

And nobody is as good at juggling and hurling hammers at their opponents as the Hammer Bros.

There’s nothing stopping a regular Koopa from picking up a hammer and throwing it, but the Hammer Bros. are trained professionals and deadly beyond compare in the Koopa Troop.

 

39. Captain Toad

Captain Toad with Mario in Mario Galaxy 2007 game screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Galaxy (2007)

There’s nothing quite like an adventurous, intrepid explorer to get me excited for a character.

This red-capped Toad with an oversized backpack began his journey to stardom as part of the Toad Brigade in Super Mario Galaxy.

Nintendo noticed his noble actions, and he got to star in his own game – Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

 

38. Vivian

Vivian Mario Character in Paper Mario game screenshot

First seen in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)

The Paper Mario franchise occurs in a pretty self-contained universe. Which explains why we don’t see most of its characters make a comeback in other games.

Still, that doesn’t stop us from remembering them fondly.

Vivian is one of the most well-loved characters, both by regular fans and the patrons of certain unsavory places on the Internet.

That’s in part because of her appealing design, but also because of her excellent character development. Nice going Viv!

 

37. Birdo

Birdo Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

Also known as Birdetta, or “Yoshi’s girlfriend” if you ask my nephew, Birdo is one of the biggest success stories in the entire Mushroom Kingdom.

Despite starting as a mere enemy boss in SMB2, Birdo has re-invented herself to become one of the most beloved supporting characters in the Marioverse.

 

36. Professor E. Gadd

Professor E. Gadd Mario Character Luigi's Mansion game

First seen in Luigi’s Mansion (2001)

Professor Elvin Gadd was first introduced as a supporting character in Luigi’s first solo adventure. And he’s since become a popular returning character.

He even got a Mario Party stage named after him!

This small, stereotypical mad scientist with swirly glasses cares more about his inventions and advancing science than he does mundane matters like “saving Mario.”

Fun Fact: Professor E. Gadd’s name is a play on an outdated expression of surprise – egad!

 

35. Bob-omb

Bob-omb Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

Bob-ombs are among the most easily recognizable Mario enemies, and they manage to make their way into almost every single Mario game in one way or another.

While the wind-up key on their back might suggest they’re just robots instead of living beings, they’re capable of complex thought.

Plus, nobody ever winds them up.

 

34. Admiral Bobbery

Admiral Bobbery Paper Mario game screenshot

First seen in Paper Mario (2004)

Not all Bob-ombs are made the same.

They have agency over how they live their lives, and sometimes, that means becoming a sailor.

Admiral Bobbery is one of the last party members to join Paper Mario on the GameCube.

This sea-dog is a bit grumpy, but he’s a good bomb deep inside.

 

33. King Bob-omb

King Bob-omb Mario Bros 2 Character screenshot

First seen in Super Mario 64 (1996)

The King of the Bob-ombs is the first real boss fight in Super Mario 64.

Personally, it was my first boss fight in a Mario game as a whole – and I’m not alone.

Something that made the experience especially charming is that he accepts defeat in a gentlemanly manner after throwing him off the cliff three times.

If that’s not a good role model for our times, I don’t know what is.

 

32. Motos

Motos Character Mario 64 screenshot

Cut from Super Mario 64 (1996)

Motos is a pretty unique character to include. After all, they aren’t featured in any official Mario game.

This round robot-like enemy was found deep within Super Mario 64’s files almost 25 years after it was first released.

Considering he can pick you up and throw you around easily, maybe that’s for the best.

 

31. Koopa-Troopa

Koopa-Troopa Mario Character 3D artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Koopa-Troopas are the most common operatives in Bowser’s Koopa Troop. And they’re one of the first enemies you’ll get a chance to stomp onto in the original NES title.

Since then, this happy-go-lucky character has appeared in nigh every Mario game: be it as an enemy, a playable character, or an item.

Green, red, and blue Koopa shells are among the most common power-ups in Mario Kart – and they’re present in most other Marioverse sporting events.

You see a Koopa, you instantly think “Mario”.

 

30. Kamek

Kamek Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (1995)

Not all Koopas remain at the bottom of the food chain for their whole lives.

Some even have a talent for magic, and Bowser’s regime seems to be a sort of meritocracy.

Kamek is a perfect example of a Magikoopa rising above their station thanks to their great power and intellect.

He’s an old and powerful wizard at Bowser’s service, and the main villain in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island.

 

29. Kammy Koopa

Kammy Koopa Mario Character artwork

First seen in Paper Mario (2000)

Kammy Koopa is Kamek’s older female counterpart from the Paper Mario franchise.

Like Kamek, this ancient and powerful Magikoopa is a high-ranking member of the Koopa Troop, as shown by her regal dark purple robes.

She has taken care of Bowser since he was a child. And despite his disrespectful behavior towards her, she remains devoted to King Koopa to an almost motherly extent.

 

28. Dry Bones

Dry Bones Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

Koopa-Troopas are far from menacing.

At best, they’re minor inconveniences – and sometimes, they’re even beneficial to the heroic Mario.

That said, there’s a sinister Koopa that even Mario knows to avoid – Dry Bones.

This skeletal Koopa can be found patrolling towers and castles in traditional side-scrolling Mario games, and they’re a hassle to deal with thanks to their ability to put themselves back together a while after Mario stomps them flat.

 

27. Goomba

Goomba Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Almost anybody that recognizes Mario will also recognize Goombas, the living shiitake mushrooms that seem to exist only to be stomped by the Italian plumber.

They’re the first enemy you’ll meet in Level 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros., which earns them a historical figure status in the Marioverse.

While most of them seem to aimlessly wander around in service of Bowser (or whoever the current villain is), there are all kinds of Goombas.

There’s even a small community living peacefully in the Mushroom Kingdom!

 

26. Goombella

Goombella Mario Character artwork

First seen in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)

One of the most notorious variations on the typical Goomba is the stylish and smart Goombella, an archaeology student from the University of Goom.

This charming Goomba is Mario’s first ally in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

After the plumber saves her from Lord Crump, she joins his party and serves as a sort of navigator, providing useful tidbits of information throughout the game.

 

25. Lakitu

Lakitu Mario Character official artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Lakitus are a sub-species of Koopa serving as part of Bowser’s airforce.

They drop bombs and other dangerous objects on Mario to make him lose a few lives.

That said, they’ve been known to engage in other activities, whether that means fishing from their cloud or following Mario around to film his adventures.

Fun Fact: Series creator Shigeru Miyamoto has said that, among all Mario characters, he feels most similar to a Lakitu.

 

24. Koopalings

Koopalings Mario Characters artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

If there’s a dastardly group of people in the Marioverse – it’s the Koopalings.

They just love being mean!

These seven heralds of Bowser’s conquest love to rain on Mario’s parade.

They’ll use warp pipes to surprise the Italian Plumber whenever he lets his guard down, only to be repelled time and time again.

Still, they stay together and keep trying, showing us the value of companionship and perseverance despite their evil intentions.

 

23. Piranha Plant

Piranha Plant Mario Bros game screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Bros. (1985)

I adore Piranha Plants.

Their design is simple, appealing, and after so many years of biting Mario’s bottom, they’ve become an icon of gaming.

I mean, there’s even DIY projects to make your own Piranha plants at home!

While most of them used to be seen growing inside the green pipes that litter the Mushroom Kingdom, they can also thrive in fields and other biomes.

They’re so popular that they even managed to become a part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s playable character roster, despite that making absolutely no sense.

 

22. Petey Piranha

Petey Piranha Character Mario Sunshine 2002 screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

The Piranha Plant in SSBU isn’t the first of these famous enemies to move around freely.

That would be Petey Piranha, the first boss in Super Mario Sunshine.

This giant, mutant Piranha Plant has a thick set of lips and a bad attitude.

It also has several unique abilities it’ll use to try and end Mario’s heroic stride.

The fight against Petey Piranha in Super Mario Sunshine taught me the meaning of “rage quitting”. It took me years to come back and finish the game!

 

21. Shy Guy

Shy Guy Mario Character - official artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

Few things are as misleading as the Shy Guy, one of the many bizarre enemies in Super Mario Bros. 2.

These weird creatures may look like serial killers in a slasher flick with those ghastly masks, but they’re just too timid to show their faces in public.

They’re not dangerous, they’re just terrified.

Once you understand that, they start looking adorable – especially when you consider they come in all the rainbow’s colors.

 

20. Toad

Toad Mario Bros 2 screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Bros 2. (1988)

One of the Mushroom Kingdom’s most famous faces has to be Toad, a charming and spontaneous fungus that’s been a staple of the Mario franchise since the release of SMB2.

The Toads are the most familiar face seen around the Mushroom Kingdom, and they’ve served Princess Toadstool since times immemorial.

While indistinguishable from any other member of his species, this is actually a single, specific Toad – just like Captain Toad and Toadette.

 

19. Toadette

Toadette Mario Kart game screenshot

First seen in Mario Kart: Double Dash (2003)

Toadette has been a mainstay in Mario spin-offs ever since her first appearance in Mario Kart: Double Dash.

It’s unsurprising, considering her adorable design.

Who can resist those bright pink colors and her fungus braids?

She’s also cheerful, energetic, and brave – as seen in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, where she’s one of the main characters.

Fun Fact: While some fans believe Toadette to be Toad’s girlfriend, she’s his sister according to official records.

 

18. Bowsette

Bowsette Mario Character game screenshot

First seen in this comic

Just like Motos several spots back, Bowsette isn’t in any official Mario game.

She only exists in the minds and hearts of Mario fans around the world.

This memetastic character was born from the mind of Twitter user @Ayyk92, who posted a comic where Bowser puts on the Super Crown power-up and becomes this bombastic female version of himself.

It may seem weird to include an unofficial character… but her popularity speaks for itself.

 

17. Daisy

Daisy Mario Land game screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Land (1989)

Also known as “Peach with different colors,” Daisy was first introduced in Super Mario Land as the princess of Sarasaland, where the game takes place.

While Sarasaland hasn’t made an appearance for a long, long while, Daisy stuck thanks to her bright personality. She’s probably more fun to be around than Peach.

After a while she became a resident of the Mushroom Kingdom permanently.

And one of the main characters in Mario’s many sporty spin-offs.

 

16. King Boo

King Boo Luigi's Mansion screenshot

First seen in Luigi’s Mansion (2001)

Most enemy species in the Mushroom Kingdom seem to have a monarch of their own.

And King Boo is one of the most powerful and terrifying of the bunch.

This ghostly regent is the main antagonist of Luigi’s Mansion. But he’s made several appearances in other Mario titles, including Mario Party and Super Princess Peach.

His power grows the more supporting boos are around him. Like kings in real-life history, King Boo is nothing without the support of his people.

 

15. Lady Bow

Lady Bow Mario Character artwork

First seen in Paper Mario (2000)

My favorite special Boo in so many years of Mario has to be Lady Bow, a girly ghost that’s as strong-headed as she’s kind-hearted.

We meet her as the potentially evil leader of a gang of Boos in Boo’s Mansion, but she joins Mario on his quest as an influential party member.

Her design is simple – a Boo with ribbons.

Still, her facial expressions and excellent character development make her one of the most charming and memorable characters of the game.

 

14. Boo

Boo Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

No matter their size, gender, or social standing, Boos all have the same basic traits.

They’re round, floaty, and they’ll generally vanish whenever someone looks directly at them.

You might think this is some kind of scare tactic. But they’re just very timid – almost as much as they’re mischievous and, sometimes, sadistic.

Weird for a ghost, right?

You’ll find Boos anywhere there are people. They’re incredibly common in most Mario games.

Not even the Mushroom Kingdom’s royal palace is exempt, as anyone who visited the basement in SM64 can attest to.

 

13. Pauline

Pauline with band in Super Mario Odyssey screenshot

First seen in Donkey Kong (1981)

Pauline was the original damsel-in-distress kidnapped by Donkey Kong in the 1981 arcade classic.

Despite dropping off the face of the earth for several years after being forcefully replaced by Princess Peach, Pauline was able to slowly come back into relevancy with appearances in games like Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem and Super Mario Odyssey.

This classy lady seems to be here to stay.

 

12. Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong in Donkey Kong Country

First seen in Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Despite originally being created by Rare Ltd., the success of games like Donkey Kong Country and Diddy Kong Racing have cemented DK’s nephew as one of the most popular and recognizable monkeys in the Marioverse.

He’s the epitome of youthful energy, always looking for the next adventure and willing to take the lead when needed.

It was probably these valiant tendencies that got him a girlfriend – Dixie Kong.

In a way, you could say Donkey Kong Country is more Diddy’s game than it is DK’s.

After all, Diddy is playable in every game, while DK is only there half the time.

Also if you’ve ever played DKC1, I think you know Diddy cleans up.

 

11. Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Mario Character game screenshot

First seen in Donkey Kong (1981)

Nowadays we know DK as a friendly, strong-willed gorilla hanging out with the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom’s heroes.

But that wasn’t always the case.

The original DK was as bad as Bowser, kidnapping ladies and generally disturbing the peace.

Luckily he turned over a new leaf to become one of the franchise’s main heroes.

This Kong is always ready to use his colossal strength to protect his friends – and his banana hoard – from any wrongdoers.

 

10. Wario

Wario in Super Mario Land screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

Mario has had many rivals over the years.

But none as interesting as the crass and rude Wario.

This cunning businessman and his dignified zig-zag mustache is not to be trifled with, as he always has a trick up his sleeve – and if that fails, he can resort to his herculean strength to get his way.

Despite his lack of respect for other people and poor hygiene, Wario has proven to be very industrious – managing a microgame-making company, a mining operation, and hunting for treasure in his free time.

 

9. Baby Mario & Luigi

Baby Mario & Baby Luigi Mario World 2 screenshot

First seen in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (1995)

The younger incarnations of Mario & Luigi seemed like a bit of a gimmick when Nintendo started including them in spin-offs like Mario Kart… but they went on to become critical parts of the cast.

While the brunt of their appearances has been in sports and party games, they have also had some leading roles – such as in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.

They’re adorable. And they show how Nintendo tries to reach as many age ranges as they can with their colorful games.

 

8. Bowser

Bowser Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Closing in towards the top of the list now, I’m sure you saw this big guy coming.

Here we have King Koopa himself. A towering beast that looks like the middle point between a dragon and a biped turtle.

Considering his giant size and multiple spikes all over his body, it’s no wonder he could unite the Koopas under his rule.

It’s a shame he only uses these leadership skills to try and kidnap Peach.

Despite his many dastardly deeds and bad intentions, Bowser is always willing to cease hostilities to settle his differences with the Mario bros. in fair sporting matches.

 

7. Bowser Jr.

Bowser Jr. Mario Character screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

Like any smart King, Bowser knew he had to extend the royal bloodline early in his career.

Enter Bowser Jr., the heir to the Koopa throne.

Unlike his father, Bowser Jr. doesn’t have any interest in evil for the sake of evil.

That said, he’s still spoiled, aggressive, and arrogant – so he ends up coming off as a total villain regardless.

In the end, he always helps his father in his attempts to kidnap Princess Peach. Deep inside, he must really want a mom (and some fatherly approval).

 

6. Peach

Peach Mario Character game screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Bros (1985)

Mario may be the protagonist of his games.

But he’d be doing regular plumber work without a princess to save.

Also known as Princess Toadstool, this gentle and regal lady is Mario’s love interest and the fuel behind his heroic actions.

To be fair, even if he didn’t rescue her, we know she has a fierce attitude and could save herself if she wanted – as seen in Super Princess Peach.

Fun Fact: Despite being called a princess, Peach is the Mushroom Kingdom’s ruler, which would make her Queen Peach under most monarchic systems.

 

5. Rosalina

Rosalina Mario Character game screenshot

First seen in Super Mario Galaxy (2007)

Now Peach may be the Mario franchise’s main female protagonist.

But she’s not necessarily the best, or the most popular.

That would be Rosalina, the adoptive mother of the Lumas and a bit of a tragic character.

Despite her outward strength and composed nature, this front hides the pain of a girl who lost her family at a young age.

Throughout the game she comes to understand some things about herself and accepts the world’s harsh realities. Making her the individual with the most character development in Mario history.

 

4. Yoshi

Yoshi Mario Character artwork

First seen in Super Mario World (1990)

This dinosaur-like creature has been fighting alongside Mario ever since the original Super Mario World came out, going on to get his own franchise after the release of Yoshi’s Island.

And it’s only fair he got his own spinoff, considering the number of Yoshis that have fallen into bottomless pits just to help Mario reach higher platforms.

The Yoshi race has made the most sacrifices for the Mushroom Kingdom than anyone else.

They deserve some recognition here!

 

3. Luigi

Luigi Character

First seen in Mario Bros. (1983)

Being brave isn’t about having no fear.

Instead it’s about overcoming this fear to do what needs to be done and achieve great things.

By this standard, Luigi is the bravest character in the entire Marioverse.

Despite his cowardly nature, he’s always willing to tag along on his bro’s crazy adventures. And he’ll put his life on the line to protect him – as seen on Luigi’s Mansion.

Plus, he’s always gets the best memes.

 

2. Waluigi

Waluigi Character

First seen in Mario Tennis (2000)

Speaking of memes, why is Waluigi still not in Super Smash Bros.?

There is a Piranha Plant, in a clay pot, flailing around as a full-fledged character… but there was no room for Waluigi.

It’s no wonder he’s evil when he’s treated like this!

He may be lanky, ill-mannered, and an all-around terrible person – but he still has feelings.

Don’t worry, dude. At least you’re high on my ranking.

 

1. Mario

Mario Character

First seen in Donkey Kong (1981)

But the best character in the entire Marioverse has to be the one that ties it all together.

The one and only face of gaming: Mario.

Sure, he’s overpowered.

And yeah, this pick is a bit obvious.

But it’s fair to say this guy’s red outfit and mustache have permanently changed the entire industry of video games.

He’s good at everything he does. He can spit fire, fly, be a frog, and is virtually invincible… and yet, he remains a fun and compelling character.

Say all you want about Luigi being taller or Rosalina having more depth.

Mario is a worldwide phenomenon.

He’s a symbol of an era, and Nintendo wouldn’t exist as we know it without this Italian plumber.

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List of Mario series characters

For a list of enemies in the Mario series, see Recurring enemies in the Mario series.

Marioseries characters. Top row, left to right: Bowser, Bowser Jr., Lakitu (flying), Toad, Toadette, Toadsworth, Princess Peach, Mario, Luigi, Princess Daisy, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi. Bottom row: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Goomba, Bullet Bill (flying), Koopa Troopa, Koopa Paratroopa, Dry Bones, Boo (flying), Hammer Bro, Birdo, Piranha Plant, Shy Guy, Petey Piranha, Wiggler.

This is a list of fictional characters who appear in the Mario series of video games developed by Nintendo, as well as spin-off media, such as books, comics, and animated series.

Protagonists

Mario

Main article: Mario

Luigi

Main article: Luigi

Princess Peach

Main article: Princess Peach

Toad

Main article: Toad (Mario)

Yoshi

Main article: Yoshi

Supporting

Birdo

Main article: Birdo

In order to unlock Birdo on Mario Kart Wii, you can do a few things: 1. You can do solo time trials on 16 different courses 2. Win 250 races on WIFI Magikruiser 3. Do solo time trials on 8 tracks 4. Win 150 races on WIFI

Princess Daisy

Princess Daisy(デイジー姫,Deijī-hime?) is the princess of Sarasaland. Her first appearance was in 1989 in Super Mario Land, in which she is kidnapped by the tyrannical alien Tatanga, who plans to marry her and rule her kingdom.[1] Daisy later appeared in NES Open Tournament Golf as Luigi's caddy.[1] She then appeared in Mario Tennis,[1] after which she began appearing in Mario sports and party games. She also appears in the Mario Kart series, most recently in Mario Kart Wii as an unlockable character. She has been a playable character in every Mario Party game except for the first two and Mario Party Advance.[citation needed] Daisy's latest appearance was in Mario Sports Mix. The infant version of herself, Baby Daisy, debuted in Mario Kart Wii as an unlockable character, and also appears in Mario Super Sluggers. Daisy's first voice actress was Kate Fleming in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64.[2] Daisy's next voice actress was Jen Taylor, who provided her voice in Mario Party 3, Mario Party 4, and Mario Party 5. In every other game, Daisy has been and is currently voiced by Deanna Mustard.[2] Outside video games, Daisy appears as a main character in the 1993Super Mario Bros. film,[1] and was played by Samantha Mathis. She also appears in the comic books. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Daisy also has multiple stickers and a trophy. Daisy's wardrobe has always been similar to Princess Peach's, with more personal defining traits than the outfits of other Mario characters such as Mario and Luigi. In her most common design, Daisy has ginger hair[3] past her shoulders with flipped up ends, a pale complexion, a round face, and large, sapphire-blue eyes. Unlike Peach who has multiple, thin lashes, Daisy has two, thick eyelashes. She does not wear thick lipstick, but her lips have been shown to have a defining rosy shade. She wears a yellow dress with two orange panniers, two orange frills, red-orange high heels, white wrist-length floral gloves, and a collar. For her standard jewelry, Daisy wears a mint-green flower pendant, matching mint-green flower earrings, and a golden crown with a mint-green flower in the center and back with two rubies at each side. In her early appearances prior to Mario Party 4, her hair was much longer; she wore a ruby crown with a yellow flower in the center and back with two emeralds on each side, and a yellow and white dress with a white sash; her pendant and earrings were blue; and her skin was tan during the Nintendo 64 era.[citation needed] Many people often think of her as being Luigi's love interest, as seen in the Super Mario Bros. film, and a statue of herself and Luigi dancing together (as both babies and adults) appeared in Mario Kart Wii.[citation needed] Daisy ranked in the ninth slot on GameDaily's top 10 Nintendo characters that deserve their own games list.[4]

Diddy Kong

Main article: Diddy Kong

Donkey Kong

Main article: Donkey Kong (character)

Pauline

Pauline(ポリーン,Porīn?) is the damsel in distress and heroine of the original Donkey Kong,[5] as well as the 1994 Game Boy game of the same name.[6] She also appeared in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again.

In the original Donkey Kong, she is held captive by Donkey Kong and it is Mario's objective to climb up the construction site and rescue her.[5] Along the way, the player can collect feminine articles (a hat, purse, and parasol) that Pauline drops for bonus points. In the same way that Mario was originally called Jumpman in Japan, Pauline was originally known as Lady(レディ,Redi?).[7] The name Pauline was chosen for the character during the game's distribution in North America after Polly James, the wife of Nintendo of America's warehouse manager, Don James.[citation needed] After Donkey Kong, Pauline made cameo appearances in two NES games, Pinball and Famicom BASIC.[7]Princess Peach, introduced in Super Mario Bros., supplanted Pauline's original role as damsel in distress in the Mario games.

Pauline returned several years later in the Game Boy version of Donkey Kong. While previous depictions of Pauline (such as in the arcade game's cabinet artwork) portrayed her as a blonde, she was redesigned as a brunette in the new version.[7] As in the original game, she is taken captive by Donkey Kong. She appears again in Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March Of The Minis, using the same design as in the remake. She is a guest VIP at the grand opening of the "Super Mini Mario World" (a theme park based on Mini-Mario toys), where she is kidnapped by Donkey Kong. She also appears in Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! for the DSiWare, where she is again kidnapped by an angry Donkey Kong. She also appears in Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem for the DS, where she is once again kidnapped by Donkey Kong.

Pauline was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and other developers for the 1981 arcade gameDonkey Kong. She is the earliest example of a female with a speaking role in a video game, and is cited as a famous example of a damsel in distress in fiction.[8][9][10] In the book Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games, author Tracey Fullerton discusses Donkey Kong, mentioning Pauline at times. She states that one thing that could be improved was to increase the distress Pauline suffers as the game goes on.[11]

Professor E. Gadd

Professor Elvin Gadd (Professor Oya Mā(オヤ・マー博士,Oya Mā Hakase?) in Japan), more commonly known as E. Gadd, is a scientist who, with his various inventions, helps Mario and his friends. His nickname is a pun on the interjection "Egad!" In Japan, he is named after Nintendogame designer Yoshiyuki Oyama.[12] He first appears in Luigi's Mansion, in which he investigates the mansion that mysteriously appeared by his house. To help him study the ghosts in the mansion, he uses the "Poltergust 3000", a high-powered vacuum cleaner that can suck in and capture ghosts, and the "Game Boy Horror", an invention for tracking and detecting objects such as Boos. He lends it to Luigi and helps him on his quest.

Other major inventions include a Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device or "F.L.U.D.D." and Magic Brush used in Super Mario Sunshine. E. Gadd also a creates a Time Machine in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and various inventions as rewards for making bean coffees at the Starbeans Cafe Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. In Mario Party 6, E. Gadd is featured on a party board called E. Gadd's Garage. He will again make an appearance in Luigi's Mansion 2 in a remodelled lab to assist Luigi again.

Rosalina

Rosalina, known as Rosetta(ロゼッタ,Rozetta?) in Japan,[13] is the adoptive mother of the Luma race and overseer of the CometObservatory; she was voiced by Mercedes Rose. She first appeared in Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii, and has also appeared in Mario Kart Wii as an unlockable character. In this game, Rosalina wears a silver crown, has platinum blonde hair with a side-fringe, a frilly light blue dress, and carries a wand. When she is driving, a small Luma floats around near her head. She looks exactly the same in Super Mario Galaxy, except she carries a star wand. Rosalina appears in a non-playable role in Super Mario Galaxy 2, and a "cosmic" version of her appears as part of the game's 'Cosmic Guide'. At the end of the game, after Mario saves Princess Peach, Rosalina comes in front of Starship Mario and thanks Mario for saving her lost one and the universe. Rosalina will also be reappearing in the next upcoming Mario Kart game, "Mario Kart 7." Although she appears with a Luma in Mario Kart Wii, she is not seen with one in Mario Kart 7.

In Super Mario Galaxy, the player may optionally view Rosalina's shrouded past in the Comet Observatory's Library through unlocking chapters of Rosalina's storybook, while progressing through the game. The mysterious storybook read by Rosalina herself details how she came to meet the Lumas and build the observatory, as well as her childhood struggle to overcome her mother's, father's, and brother's deaths.[14] In a review, GameSetWatch said that "some players won’t care about or connect with Rosalina’s tale," but that is all right since the game separates the story from the gameplay. They also say they can argue that "Super Mario Galaxy is, at its core, a game about Rosalina – or at least her worldview," as finishing all of the objectives in the game gives the player a secret ending about her.[15] To unlock Rosalina on Mario Kart Wii, you must get star rankings on all the mirror races. It is much easier than using MArio Galaxy!

Toadette

Toadette(キノピコ,Kinopiko?) is Toad's female counterpart; she appears as a playable character in various Mario spin-off games, such as those in the Mario Party and Mario Kart series. She first appeared as Toad's partner in Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ as a character, and later appeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door as an instructor when Mario receives upgraded boots and hammers. Since Mario Party 6, she has regularly appeared in the Mario Party series as a playable character, with the exception of the handheld games, where she acts as a non-player character.

Other playable appearances include Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Kart Wii; in both games, she must be unlocked. She appeared in Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix as the owner of a hotel Mario and Toad must rebuild. She has made a cameo appearance in the introduction of Super Mario Galaxy. She was voiced by Jen Taylor in most of her appearances; however, in Mario Party 8, Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Super Sluggers, she was voiced by Samantha Kelly. She was also in Mario Party DS as a non- playable character who needs help to get rid of a Hammer Bro. that has been beating up her musical instruments with his hammer in her music room. Also in this game are items you can collect. Toadette has a number of musical items, such as her trumpets. It is stated that once Peach heard Toadette play an inspiring music piece, she gave these trumpets to Toadette. Toadette was very happy to receive them, and Peach was touched that Toadette was touched.

Toadette is a mushroom person. She has the regular mushroom head, except hers is pink with white spots, contrary to the usual white with colered spots. She has a magenta vest lined with gold over her lighter pink dress. She wears white bottoms and brown, padded shoes. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! she is depicted as wearing an orange dress. In most games, she has pink, balled "braids" that look like her mushroom head. In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, however, she is seen having actual hair in real braids.

The relationship between her and Toad is still unclear. Their team name in Mario Part 6 indicates that they're good friends. The official Mario Kart Wii guide from Prima names her as Toad's sister.[16]

In order to unlock Toadette on Mario Kart Wii, you must do all 32 tracks on the time trial.

Toadsworth

Toadsworth(キノじい,Kinojii?) is an elderly Toad and Princess Peach's longtime steward, first appearing in Super Mario Sunshine, when he comes along with Princess Peach and Mario to Isle Delfino. He makes a brief appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga at the beginning (where he presents Mario and Luigi with a suitcase) and end of the game; and he accompanies Princess Peach on her trip to Rogueport during Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, keeping Princess Peach very close to him, but ends up losing her. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, he is with Mario and Luigi when Princess Peach takes an experimental trip back in time. He is also included in Super Princess Peach where he gives Peach a parasol named Perry in the cinema and is seen as a lead guitarist of the band called Peach Hit Five in the music room. He also appeared in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, where he was inhaled by Bowser.

Toadsworth makes a brief appearance in Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ when the player wins a cup. He acts as an umpire in Mario Power Tennis for the Nintendo GameCube as well as in the remake for the Wii, in which Toadsworth reprimands the player when a foul shot is made. In Mario Party 7, he is a host of the boards. He finally becomes playable in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers on Peach's team. Toadsworth is voiced by Charles Martinet, who also voices Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi.[17] N-Philes criticized Toadsworths' voice in Super Mario Sunshine, calling it "laughable".[18]

Antagonists

Bowser

Main article: Bowser (character)

Bowser Jr.

Bowser Jr., known as Koopa Jr.(クッパJr.,Kuppa Jr.?) in Japan, is the eighth and youngest child of Bowser. He acts as the main antagonist of both Super Mario Sunshine[19] and New Super Mario Bros., with his father playing a supporting role in each. In Super Mario Sunshine, he uses a magic paintbrush,[19] invented by Professor E. Gadd, and a special kerchief to transform into a translucent blue doppelgänger of Mario, Shadow Mario. Thus disguised, he vandalizes Isle Delfino with graffiti,[19] tricking the native people into believing that Mario himself is to blame. In New Super Mario Bros., he kidnaps Princess Peach, taking her to a new castle each time he is defeated. He also appears in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, acting as his father's right hand and challenging Mario at several points of the game to impede him. Bowser Jr. also makes an appearance alongside his siblings, the Koopalings, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. He has also appeared in Mario sports games as a playable character ever since Super Mario Sunshine. Bowser Jr. is voiced by Dolores Rogers in his early appearances; however, since Super Mario Galaxy, he has been voiced by Caety Sagoian.

Bowser Jr. ranked sixth on GameDaily's list of the top 10 Nintendo characters that deserve their own games list.[20] They also listed him as the 18th best Mario enemy, calling him a "chip off the ol' block" from Bowser.[21]

Fawful

Main article: Fawful

Kasky Koopa

Kasky Koopa(カメックババ,Kamekkubaba?) is an old, female Magikoopa who acts as an adviser and babysitter for Bowser in the first two Paper Mario games. She possesses the usual Magikoopa powers, and is primarily distinguished by her ability to summon red blocks, which she has used to both impede and combat Mario. She first appeared in Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64, helping Bowser by leaving enemies in Mario's way, transporting Bowser into the Star Spirit Sanctuary, and augmenting his size and power in the final battle. After being defeated by the Star Kid, Twu, she continued to work for hir.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, she acted as Bowser's second-in-command.

Kamek

Kamek(カメック,Kamekku?) (voiced by June Foray)[citation needed] is a Magikoopa who acts as Bowser's caretaker during his childhood[22] and one of his high-ranking minions afterwards. Kamek can perform various feats of magic, such as self-duplication, teleportation, shooting magical blasts, and changing the size of other creatures.[22] He first appears as the main antagonist of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, which has him trying to abduct Baby Mario and Baby Luigi, who he foresees as causing trouble for the Koopas in the future.[22] Succeeding in only capturing Baby Luigi, Kamek and his minions, the Toadies, try to steal Baby Mario from the Yoshis throughout the game; before every boss battle, Kamek will appear and change an enemy creature into a giant, or perform some magical feat, and make them fight a Yoshi.

After his appearance in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Kamek appears in several other games, such as Tetris Attack, which features him as the penultimate boss and the one who brainwashed the inhabitants of Yoshi's Island; Super Princess Peach, which includes him as a boss character; Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, in which he is Baby Bowser's sidekick; and Yoshi Touch & Go, where he kidnaps the babies once again; Yoshi's Island DS, which features him as a main antagonist; and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where he assists Bowser and the Koopalings against Mario. Kamek also appears throughout the Mario Party series.

GameDaily listed Kamek as the 16th best Mario enemy, describing him as both a "wise dude" and a "crafty opponent".[22]

King Boo

King Boo(キングテレサ,King Teresa?) is the primary antagonist of Luigi's Mansion and plays minor roles in various other Mario games, including the Mario Kart and Mario Party series. King Boo's only major role is as the final boss of Luigi's Mansion, where he pilots a giant Bowser mecha. King Boo is a member of the Boo species, though he is much larger than the average Boo (in games after "Luigi's Mansion"), dons a crown, with a large ruby in Luigi's Mansion, and a regular crown in all other appearances. As well as appearing as the main antagonist of Luigi's Mansion, King Boo also appears as a boss in Super Mario 64 DS, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Princess Peach, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. He is also an unlockable playable character in several sports games in the series and in the Mario Kart series. He will again return as the main antagonist in the upcoming game Luigi's Mansion 2

Koopalings

The Koopalings made their debut in Super Mario Bros. 3 as Airship bosses, and have appeared in several different games and media since.

Main article: Koopalings

Petey Piranha

Petey Piranha, known as Boss Packun(ボスパックン,Bosu Pakkun?) in Japan,[23] first appears as the primary boss of Bianco Hills in Super Mario Sunshine. He has since appeared as a boss in games such as Super Princess Peach, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, New Super Mario Bros., and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[24] He is also a playable character in spin-offMario games, such as Mario sports games. and Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ where Petey was paired up with King Boo. In this installment of the Mario franchise Petey Piranha sometimes inexplicably possesses exceptional driving ability and an unusually speedy racing car. Petey is a large, powerful Piranha Plant, and the result of mutation. Whereas normal Piranha Plants usually grow from pipes, Petey's leaves and roots have grown into foot-like and arm-like appendages. He can also use his leaves to fly around in the air. Furthermore, Petey sports a pair of white-spotted red briefs. Although Petey does not speak, he does make some growling, drooling, and licking noises, which translate into actual speech.

Tatanga

Tatanga is an alien villain. He is the main antagonist in Super Mario Land, which is his first appearance. In the game he invades Sarasaland and kidnaps Princess Daisy. Mario has to travel across Sarasaland in order to reach him and in the end defeats him in his spaceship with his plane in a dogfight and rescues Daisy. Later Tatanga returns in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as a boss and henchman for Wario. But again, Mario was able to defeat him. Tatanga has not appeared in video games since, but is mentioned in some games that Daisy appears in.

Waluigi

Main article: Waluigi

Wario

Main article: Wario

Wart

Main article: Wart (character)

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The Mario franchise is a series of video games developed and published by Nintendo. The franchise features an extensive cast of characters.

For the main characters that appear under the franchises of spinoff series Donkey Kong and Wario, please refer to list of Donkey Kong characters and list of Wario characters.

Protagonists

Mario

Main article: Mario

Luigi

Main article: Luigi

Princess Peach

Main article: Princess Peach

Toad

Main article: Toad (Mario)

Yoshi

Main article: Yoshi

Donkey Kong

Main article: Donkey Kong (character)

Supporting

Baby Luma

Baby Luma (ベビィチコ, Baby Chiko?) is Mario's main companion in Super Mario Galaxy and its direct sequel Super Mario Galaxy 2.

In Super Mario Galaxy Baby Luma first finds Mario sleeping in the planet that houses the Gateway to the Starry Sky after he has been blasted out of the Mushroom World, and joins him at the request of Rosalina, aiding him in his quest to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser by allowing him to use the "Spin" move, which he can use to break crystals, attack enemies and further his jumps, among other things. In the ending of the game, Baby Luma sacrifices his life along his brethren to save the universe from a black hole.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Baby Luma is found by Mario while he was on his way to Princess Peach's Castle and they join forces to rescue the town from a new attack by Bowser, only to be sent out in a new adventure. In this game Baby Luma often receives letters from Rosalina, who remains anonymous for most of the game. He is also called Young Master Luma by other Lumas.

Birdo

Main article: Birdo

Pauline

Pauline (ポリーン, Porīn?) is the damsel in distress from the original Donkey Kong,[1] as well as the 1994 Game Boy game of the same name.[2] She also appeared in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again.

In the original Donkey Kong, she is held captive by Donkey Kong and it is Mario's objective to climb up the construction site and rescue her.[1] Along the way, the player can collect feminine articles (a hat, purse, and parasol) that Pauline drops for bonus points. In the same way that Mario was originally called Jumpman in Japan, Pauline was originally known as Lady (レディ, Redi?).[3] The name Pauline was chosen for the character during the game's distribution in North America after Polly James, the wife of Nintendo of America's warehouse manager, Don James.[citation needed] After Donkey Kong, Pauline made cameo appearances in two NES games, Pinball and Famicom BASIC.[3]Princess Peach, introduced in Super Mario Bros., supplanted Pauline's original role as damsel in distress in the Mario games.

Several years later in the Game Boy version remake of Donkey Kong, Pauline gets an official portrait of herself. While previous depictions of Pauline (such as in the arcade game's cabinet artwork) portrayed her as a blonde, she was redesigned as a brunette in the new version.[3] As in the original game, she is taken captive by Donkey Kong. She then officially returns in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, using the same character design as in the remake. She is a guest VIP at the grand opening of the "Super Mini Mario World", a theme park based on Mini-Mario toys, where she is kidnapped by Donkey Kong. She also appears in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! for the DSiWare, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem for the DS, where she is once again kidnapped by Donkey Kong.

Pauline was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and other developers for the 1981 arcade gameDonkey Kong. She is the earliest example of a female with a speaking role in a video game, and is cited as a famous example of a damsel in distress in fiction.[4][5][6] In the book Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games, author Tracey Fullerton discusses Donkey Kong, mentioning Pauline at times. She states that one thing that could be improved was to increase the distress Pauline suffers as the game goes on.[7]

Princess Daisy

Main article: Princess Daisy (character)

Professor E. Gadd

Professor Elvin Gadd (Professor Oya Mā (オヤ・マー博士, Oya Mā Hakase?) in Japan), more commonly known as E. Gadd, is a scientist who, with his various inventions, helps Mario and his friends. His nickname is a pun on the interjection "Egad!" In Japan, he is named after Nintendogame designer Yoshiyuki Oyama.[8] He first appears in Luigi's Mansion, in which he investigates the mansion that mysteriously appeared by his house. To help him study the ghosts in the mansion, he uses the "Poltergust 3000", a high-powered vacuum cleaner that can suck in and capture ghosts, and the "Game Boy Horror", an invention for tracking and detecting objects such as Boos. He lends it to Luigi and helps him on his quest. His voice is played by Kazumi Totaka, who also played Yoshi.

Other major inventions include a Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device or "F.L.U.D.D." and Magic Brush used in Super Mario Sunshine. E. Gadd also creates a Time Machine in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and various inventions as rewards for making bean coffees at the Starbeans Cafe Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

In Mario Party 6, E. Gadd is featured on a party board called E. Gadd's Garage. He made an appearance in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon in a remodelled lab to assist Luigi again with his "Poltergust 5000" and a "Dual Scream", which replaces the Game Boy Horror.

Rosalina

Main article: Rosalina (character)

Starlow

Starlow is a flying star-being who debuted in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. She is small and yellow, who is completely round with a star on her head and brown feet. In her debut, she is shown as a helper to the Mario Bros., as she helps them learn new moves and tells them what to do next. She reappears in the Nintendo 3DS title, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, where she hovers around a sleeping Luigi, and with a touch on the screen, she can tug his mustache, pull his hat down, or anything to affect the dream world Mario is traversing.

Toadette

Toadette (キノピコ, Kinopiko?) is Toad's female counterpart; she appears as a playable character in various Mario spin-off games, such as those in the Mario Party and Mario Kart series. She first appeared as Toad's partner in Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ as a character, and later appeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door as an instructor when Mario receives upgraded boots and hammers. Since Mario Party 6, she has regularly appeared in the Mario Party series as a playable character, with the exceptions of the handheld games, where she acts as a non-player character, and Mario Party 9, in which she does not appear at all.

Other playable appearances include Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Kart Wii; in both games, she must be unlocked. She appeared in Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix as the owner of a hotel Mario and Toad must rebuild. She has made a cameo appearance in the introduction of Super Mario Galaxy. She was voiced by Jen Taylor in most of her appearances; however, in Mario Party 8, Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Super Sluggers, she was voiced by Samantha Kelly. She was also in Mario Party DS as a non-playable character who needs help to get rid of a Hammer Bro. that has been beating up her musical instruments with his hammer in her music room. In this game, Toadette has a number of collectible musical items, such as her trumpets.

Toadette is a mushroom like girl. She has the regular mushroom cap, except hers is pink with white spots, contrary to the usual white with coloured spots. She has a magenta vest lined with gold over her lighter pink dress. She wears white bottoms and brown, padded shoes. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! she is depicted as wearing an orange dress. In most games, she has pink, balled "braids".

The relationship between her and Toad varies between sources. Their team name in Mario Party 6 indicates that they're good friends. The official Mario Kart Wii guide from Prima names her as Toad's sister, though this is unconfirmed by Nintendo itself.[9] Additionally, the two Toads can be seen holding hands on the ending screen of Mario Kart Wii while she winks at the camera.

Toadsworth

Toadsworth (キノじい, Kinojii?) is an elderly Toad and Princess Peach's longtime steward, first appearing in Super Mario Sunshine, when he comes along with Princess Peach and Mario to Isle Delfino. He makes a brief appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga at the beginning (where he presents Mario and Luigi with a suitcase) and end of the game; and he accompanies Princess Peach on her trip to Rogueport during Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, keeping Princess Peach very close to him, but ends up losing her. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, he is with Mario and Luigi when Princess Peach takes an experimental trip back in time. He is also included in Super Princess Peach where he gives Peach a parasol named Perry in the cinema and is seen as a lead guitarist of the band called Peach Hit Five in the music room. He also appeared in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, where he was inhaled by Bowser. In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Toadsworth appeared as the gang went on a vacation in Pi'illo Island.

Toadsworth makes a brief appearance in Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ when the player wins a cup. He acts as an umpire in Mario Power Tennis for the Nintendo GameCube as well as in the remake for the Wii, in which Toadsworth reprimands the player when a foul shot is made. In Mario Party 7, he is a host of the boards. He finally becomes playable in both Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers. Toadsworth is voiced by Charles Martinet, who also voices Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi.[10] N-Philes criticized Toadsworth's voice in Super Mario Sunshine, calling it "laughable", "comical", and "utterly pessimistic".[11]

Antagonists and antiheroes

Bowser

Main article: Bowser (character)

Bowser Jr.

Main article: Bowser Jr.

Boom Boom

Boom Boom (ブンブン, Bunbun?) is the henchman and faithful servant of Bowser. He first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 as one of the main antagonists of the game, where he often fights with Mario or Luigi by chasing him flailing his arms, jumping high and flying at them. Boom Boom returns in Super Mario 3D Land 23 years later, where it introduces his new partner, Pom Pom. He resides in various airships where he encounters Mario. In New Super Mario Bros. U, he reprises his old role from Super Mario Bros. 3, guarding the fortresses and towers. After beating him in the first world, Boom Boom has Kamek supporting him by lending him some of his powers.

In four episodes of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Boom Boom appears as a silent powerhouse who often cause troubles to Mario and Luigi.

Pom Pom

Pom Pom is Boom Boom's partner, female counterpart, and fellow minion of Bowser, who debuted in Super Mario 3D Land. In the game, she serves as an Airship boss, where she flips around the arena, throwing Boomerangs with pink bows on them at Mario or Luigi. The arena is different in each boss fight. In the game's seventh world, she fights alongside her partner Boom Boom. Pom Pom is depicted as malicious towards the player, though she is seen winking in a flirty way before every battle.

Pom Pom is set to return in Super Mario 3D World, though her boomerang appears to be replaced by some sort of shuriken.

Fawful

Main article: Fawful

Midbus

Midbus is a minion of Fawful from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. He is a large, hulking, creature resembling a pig or dinosaur, who has low intelligence and speaks in broken English, much like his master. Midbus mainly appears as a rival to Bowser, serving as a major boss for the Koopa King. He is seen many times through the game, and is fought three times by Bowser. While waiting for the Dark Star to awaken, Bowser interrupts as always, and Midbus challenges him. While Fawful initially plans to assist Midbus in combat, he later declines, stating that Midbus "has pride". He then powers Midbus into Blizzard Midbus, giving the latter snow based attacks. After Bowser defeats Blizzard Midbus, he freezes in a block of ice, seemingly dead.

Fryguy

Fryguy is a fireball who wears sunglasses, first appearing as a mini-boss in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2.

Dark Star

The Dark Star is a malevolent dark entity that appears in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, as the secondary antagonist near the end of the game. Later on in the game, it enters Bowser's body, and leeches off his cells and DNA. After a battle with Mario and Luigi, it exits Bowser's body. It later inhales Dark Fawful, becoming a shadowy, powerful doppleganger of Bowser known as Dark Bowser. At the top of the castle, Bowser and Dark Bowser engage in a final battle. After lowering Dark Bowser's HP, Dark Fawful will re-energize him from the inside, restoring all his HP and super-sizing him. After punching him in the stomach, Dark Bowser coughs up Dark Fawful, who Bowser must inhale, which if done successfully, will allow Mario and Luigi to battle him from within. During Mario and Luigi's battle, Dark Fawful will power up into the Dark Star Core, a combination of him and the Dark Star's core. After defeating the Dark Star Core, Dark Bowser becomes unstable, which allows Bowser to defeat him. Afterwards, Dark Bowser loathes his defeat, before dissolving into the weakened Dark Star, rising into the sky, and exploding, ending the Dark Star once and for all.

Gooper Blooper

Gooper Blooper is an overgrown Blooper who debuts as a boss in Super Mario Sunshine. He has extremely long tentacles and a round mouth beneath his eyes. He is also capable of fighting out of the water. All of these are characteristics not seen in other Bloopers.

Gooper returns in Paper Mario: Sticker Star as the boss of World 3. His weakness is the Sponge sticker, which is used to absorb his poison-spitting attack and squirt it back at him. Defeating him grants Mario the third Royal Sticker.

Kamek

"Kamek" redirects here. For places in Iran, see Kamek, Iran (disambiguation).

Kamek (カメック, Kamekku?) is a Magikoopa who acts as Bowser's caretaker during his childhood[12] and one of his high-ranking minions afterwards. He is Yoshi's nemesis and the primary villain of the Yoshi series. He can perform various feats of magic, such as self-duplication, teleportation, shooting magical blasts, and changing the size of other creatures.[12] He first appeared as the main antagonist of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, which has him trying to abduct Baby Mario and Baby Luigi, who he foresees as causing trouble for the Koopas in the future.[12] Succeeding in only capturing Baby Luigi, Kamek and his minions, the Toadies, try to steal Baby Mario from the Yoshis throughout the game; before every boss battle, Kamek will appear and enhance an enemy for fighting Yoshi.

After his appearance in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Kamek appears in several other games. Tetris Attack features him as the penultimate boss and the one who brainwashed the inhabitants of Yoshi's Island. Super Princess Peach includes him as a boss character. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, he is a henchman of Baby Bowser. In Yoshi Touch & Go, he kidnaps the babies once again. Yoshi's Island DS features him as a main antagonist. In Super Mario Galaxy, while Mario is trying to reach the castle as it is lifted into the sky, Kamek is responsible for using magic to blast him into the depths of space. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he is the main villain alongside Bowser, and assists the Koopalings against Mario. He supports Boom Boom and Boss Sumo Bro. instead in New Super Mario Bros. U. Kamek also appears throughout the Mario Party series. Kamek's most recent appearances were as boss in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

GameDaily listed Kamek as the 16th best Mario enemy, describing him as both a "wise dude" and a "crafty opponent".[12]

In Japan, the Kamek name is shared with the Magikoopa enemies which can make Kamek's appearances confusing. This can sometimes lead to a literal translation, as in Super Princess Peach where a boss is described as "A Kamek made huge by magic." Some Japanese sources such as the guide for Super Mario Advance: Yoshi's Island call him "Fang" to distinguish him from regular Magikoopas.

Kammy Koopa

Kammy Koopa (カメックババ, Kamekkubaba?) is an elderly Magikoopa who acts as an adviser and babysitter for Bowser in the first two Paper Mario games. She possesses the usual Magikoopa powers, and is primarily distinguished by her ability to summon yellow blocks, which she has used to both impede and combat Mario. She first appeared in Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64, helping Bowser by leaving enemies in Mario's way, transporting Bowser into the Star Spirit Sanctuary, and augmenting his size and power in the final battle. After being defeated by the Star Kid, Twink, she continued to work for him. In Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, she acted as Bowser's second-in-command. Generally, her position is very similar with Kamek who appeared earlier than her, which possibly means why she is replaced by him in the following Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

IGN rated her as one of the weirdest Mario characters.[13]

King Boo

King Boo (キングテレサ, King Teresa?) is the primary antagonist of Luigi's Mansion and the archenemy of Luigi. He plays minor roles in various other Mario games, including the Mario Kart and Mario Party series. King Boo's First major role is as the final boss of Luigi's Mansion, where he disguised himself as Bowser. King Boo is a member of the Boo species. He is much larger than the average Boo that appear in games after Luigi's Mansion. He dons a crown with a large ruby in Luigi's Mansion, and a regular crown in all other appearances.

As well as appearing as the main antagonist of Luigi's Mansion, King Boo also appears as a boss in Super Mario 64 DS (where he was given the incorrect title of "Big Boo"), Super Mario Sunshine, Super Princess Peach, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

He is also an unlockable playable character in several sports games in the series and in the Mario Kart series.

In Mario Party 9, he is one of the twelve bosses in the game, with his minigame entitled "King Boo's Puzzle Attack".

He returned as the main antagonist in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.

Antasma

Antasma is the one of the primary antagonists of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. He is an evil nightmare ghost (although it is revealed that he was originally a bat, who somehow managed to feed off a nightmare) and the enemy of the Pi'llos. Long ago, Antasma stole the Dark Stone, an artifact that had the ability to grant wishes, and planned to use it to take over the world. However, Prince Dreambert and the other Pi'llos fought him and managed to seal him in the Dream World. However, before they did, Antasma smashed the Dark Stone to pieces. The pieces ended up turing all of the Pi'llos to stone and trapping their souls in the Dream World. Antasma first appears in the beginning of the game, while Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toadsworth are on their way to Pi'llo Island. Antasma serves as the tutorial boss for Mario, replacing Bowser from the previous games. After defeating him, Luigi wakes up, revealing the battle to have been a nightmare. Later, after Luigi first opens a Dream Portal, Antasma abducts Peach by pulling her into the Dream World, leading Mario to go after her. After exploring the Dream World and finding Antasma, he creates Dreamy Mario, an evil copy of Mario, which the real Mario must fight. After defeating Dreamy Mario, Antasma escapes to Dream's Deep. After reaching Dream's Deep, Bowser shows up, having arrived on the island to kidnap Peach. Antasma then attempts to team up with Bowser, who reluctantly agrees. After battling the two, Antasma and Bowser escape the Dream World. The two later appear in Dozing Sands, stealing the Dream Stone, the counterpart of the Dark Stone, to use it to take over the world. On Mount Pajamaja, they use the Dreambeats, a strange music that puts all of the inhabitants of the island to sleep, giving the Dream Stone power. Later, they wish for a castle from the stone, which creates Neo Bowser Castle. After breaking into Neo Bowser Castle, Mario and Luigi find Bowser sleeping on Antasma, who's [Bowser] dreams power the castle. After entering Bowser's dream and defeating him, Bowser betrays Antasma, who reveals that he had been using him the whole time, reducing Antasma to game's secondary antagonist. Antasma and Dreambert briefly duel, before Antasma escapes into the Dream World, in which Mario follows, leading to a boss fight. After defeating him, Antasma inflates and explodes, destroying him for good.

Koopa Kid

Koopa Kid (called Mini-Bowsers in PAL Territories, Mini Koopas in Japan, and Baby Bowsers in the first three Mario Parties) are minions of Bowser that have so far only appeared in the Mario Party series. He first appeared in the first installment of the series and appeared in every other game after that up until after Mario Party 7. In the first Mario Party, they had be dueled on the Eternal Star board to win stars by rolling a dice block for 20 coins.

In Mario Party 2, they had a much bigger role, appearing on every board in the game. He appears in one spot on most boards (similar to Toad), and he would steal five coins from whoever passed him (although occasionally he'll mess up and give five coins to the person who passed him). There is also a Koopa Kid who runs the shady Bowser Bank, who'd give anyone who passed him a 5-coin loan, and would keep track of the total coins he loaned to the players. If anyone landed directly on the Bank Space, Koopa Kid will force the player to pay back all the coins he loaned out right from their own pocket. If the player had no coins, he would steal a star instead (provided the player has one). Another one ran its own item shop in Bowser Land, where they would force the players into buying random items, usually costing 12-20 coins. If the player has less than Koopa Kid wants, he'll take whatever they have (unless the player has zero coins).

In Mario Party 3, he ran his own item shop again, this time without forcing the players to buy anything.

In Mario Party 4, he would occasionally take Bowser's place when someone landed a Bowser Space. In the Bowser minigames, two of them where seen as Bowser's servant; one is seen fanning him, while the other explains the rules of whichever Bowser minigame the players are going to play. Also, he also holds the dart board and gives out the total score for each player in "Darts of Doom".

Koopa Kid became playable for the first time in Mario Party 5 (though not in Story Mode).

In Mario Party 6, he was playable again, and also gained his own space. They can be seen working for Bowser in Mario Party Advance.

In their final appearance, Mario Party 7, he was no longer playable, and his own space returned again. He was seen aiding Bowser in that game, like the other Mario Parties. Whenever a player landed on his space, he would do random things, like give the player a cursed mushroom, divide the total number of coins in the game equally among the players, or swap the positions of everyone. Koopa Kid also appeared in all three multiplayer Bowser minigames.

Koopa Kid disappeared in Mario Party 8, and did not appear in any Mario Party game after that.

Bowser Jr.'s debut in the Mario Party series is Mario Party DS, and made a reappearance in Mario Party 9, so it is likely that Koopa Kid retired in favor of him.

In Mario Party 4, Koopa Kid called Bowser "Dad", but in later Mario Parties it was adjusted to be "Mr. Bowser". According to Mario Party 7, Koopa Kid says "Another job well done! I bet Mr. Bowser will totally give me a raise after this!", which possibly means that he's employed by Bowser instead of being his child.

Koopalings

Main article: Koopalings

Petey Piranha

Petey Piranha or 'Planty', known as Boss Pakkun (ボスパックン, Bosu Pakkun?) in Japan,[14] is a large, powerful Piranha Plant, and the result of a mutation. Whereas normal Piranha Plants usually grow from pipes, Petey's leaves and roots have grown into foot-like and arm-like appendages, which allows him has to use objects such as tennis rackets and golf clubs. He can also use his leaves to fly around in the air. Furthermore, Petey sports a pair of white-spotted red shorts. Although Petey does not speak, he communicated by making growling, drooling, and licking noises, which translate into actual words.

He first appeared as the primary boss of Bianco Hills in the game Super Mario Sunshine.

He has since appeared as a boss in several Mario games such as Super Princess Peach, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, New Super Mario Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl[15] and Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

He has also appeared as a playable character in many spin-offMario games, such as Mario sports games, and Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ where Petey was paired up with King Boo.

Tatanga

Tatanga is an alien villain. He is the main antagonist in Super Mario Land, which is his first appearance.

In the game he invades Sarasaland and kidnaps Princess Daisy. Mario has to travel across Sarasaland in order to reach him and in the end defeats him in his spaceship with his plane in a dogfight and rescues Daisy.

Later, Tatanga returns in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as a boss and henchman for Wario. But again, Mario was able to defeat him.

Tatanga has not appeared in video games since, but is mentioned in some games that Daisy appears in.

Waluigi

Main article: Waluigi

Wario

Main article: Wario

Wart

Main article: Wart (character)

References

External links

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Characters in the Mario franchise

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For the main characters that appear in Mario-adjacent franchises Donkey Kong and Wario, see list of Donkey Kong characters and Wario (series) § WarioWare characters.

The main characters of the Mariofranchise: Wario, Donkey Kong, Luigi, Peach, Mario, Toad, Daisy, Bowser, Yoshi, Boo, and Waluigi.

The Mario franchise is a collection of video game series by Nintendo; while Nintendo is usually their developer and publishers, various series are usually developed by other third-party companies, such as Hudson Soft and Intelligent Systems. The games usually revolve around Mario, and usually involve the motif of Bowser kidnapping Princess Peach and Mario rescuing her, but the various characters have different plots and goals that vary from series; for example, the Luigi's Mansion series focuses on Luigi ridding his new mansion of ghosts, while Wariostars in games that center around his greed and desire for money and treasure.

Character roots begin with Donkey Kong where Mario, Donkey Kong, and Pauline originate. They were designed by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto; they were built off the base of characters from Popeye, but unable to obtain liscencing rights for the characters, made later changes to their appearances and personalities, such as making them more lighthearted in tone. Due to the critical and commercial success of Donkey Kong when it was released in July 1981, Mario would reappear in Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. in 1983 and 1985, respectively. Mario Bros. introduced Mario's fraternal twin Luigi, and Super Mario Bros. introduced Toad alongside numerous enemies, with Bowser and Princess Peach replacing both Donkey and Pauline.

Throughout each series of games, numerous characters have been introduced and have since become recurring. Some games, such as the Super Mario series, have supporting protagonists that aid the main character, such as Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey and Professor E. Gadd from the Luigi's Mansion series. Other main and supporting antagonists appear as an additional hindrance with minor roles, such as the Koopalings. The games all typically share common enemies that function only as enemies.

Protagonists[edit]

Mario[edit]

Main article: Mario

Mario[a] (, Italian: [ˈmarjo]) is the main protagonist of many games across the Mario franchise, mainly the Super Mario series, and is the face of others, such the Mario Kart and Mario Party series. Beyond this, other branches of games Mario stars in expand beyond the platforming genre, such as role-playing games with Paper Mario,[1]puzzle games with Dr. Mario,[2][3] and educational games with Mario Teaches Typing.[4] Depicted as a brave and heroic Italian plumber, he is often tasked with rescuing the kidnapped Princess Peach of the Mushroom Kingdom from King Bowser and his army of henchmen. In the 2D line of Super Mario games, he does this alongside other characters, usually with his brother Luigi and colored variants of Toads, and in the subsequent 3D games, a singular new character that expands on Mario's primary abilities. Mario is usually supported with a selection of Power-ups in the games he appears in, which vary from game to game. These power-ups give Mario additional options for basic attacks or puzzle-solving functions, such as the "Super Mushroom", which gives him an additional hitpoint,[5] or the Fire Flower, which allows him to attack with fireballs[disambiguation needed] when used.[6]

History and evolution[edit]

Mario was designed by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto in his debut game designer role. With intentions to garner a license to the Popeye comic strips for the 1981 video game Donkey Kong, Mario was intended to be Popeye; the rights never came to be,[7] and he was transformed to "a funny, hang-loose kind of guy."[8] Mario was given red overalls and a hat to differentiate him from the black background of Donkey Kong as well as to avoid drawing hair,[9] and sported a large mustache and nose to avoid humanoid features that were graphically impossible at the time.[10] He went unnamed in this first role, and Miyamoto later considered naming him "Mr. Video", due to Miyamoto's intentions of using him as a "go-to" character for games needing a main character or for use of cameo appearances.[11] In American localization, he was at first named "Jumpman" in the game's instructions.[12] However, then-CEO of Nintendo of AmericaMinoru Arakawa was visited by angered landlord Mario Segale, who demanded back rent for a warehouse Nintendo rented from him. The American developers alongside Arawaka who were present at this confrontation named the character after him, resulting in the name switch.[13][14][15] Nintendo confirmed the story to be true in 2015.[16]

After Donkey Kong proved to be a critical and commercial success, Mario starred in Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. in 1983 and 1985 respectively,[17] supported by Luigi as an optional second player. The Super Mario series of 2D platforming games saw graphical advances in Mario's appearance but retained his overalls and facial features. By the time Super Mario World released after multiple Super Mario installments in 1990, Sega and Nintendo were amidst a console war when Sega began pushing the Sega Genesis in North American markets, which Nintendo dominated at the time. This rivalry resulted in the creation of Sonic the Hedgehog,[18] and temporarily became more popular than Mario due to his appeal to slightly older audiences.[19][20][21] The competition died down with the introduction of Sony, and Nintendo and Sega would collaborate with their characters in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympics and Super Smash Bros. series, where both characters are playable and compete against each other.[22][23] Mario would eventually star in a new line of 3D Super Mario games with the introduction of Super Mario 64 in 1996, and were followed by Sunshine, Galaxy, and Galaxy 2 in the following years up until 2010. 3D Super Mario games would be emphasized less and Mario would continue on in the newly revamped 2.5DSuper Mario games,[24] until their return with Super Mario Odyssey in 2017.

Mario began to be voiced by Charles Martinet in 1992. Martinet was the last person to audition for the role and the directors were already packing up for the night. They gave him the prompt "an Italian plumber from Brooklyn", and he began to conceptualize a stereotypical Brooklyn accent with Italian mobster-like qualities. He abandoned this idea and quickly switched to a soft and lighthearted voice right before the tape began recording,[25] and rambled about Italian cuisine until the tape ran out.[26] His audition tape was the only one sent back to Nintendo.[25] His first role was a Super Mario Bros.-themed pinball game in 1992, but was neither paid nor credited.[27] His first official role was Mario's Game Gallery in 1995.[28]

Reception[edit]

Mario has since become one of the most popular and influential video game characters of all time and serves as Nintendo's mascot,[29][30][31] and was ranked among the best video game characters among critics.[32][33][34][35] As a pop-culture icon, he has been used in various types of merchandise, such as commercials, plush toys, candy, and board games.[36][29] Many people and places have been named or nicknamed after the character, such as Mario Lemieux's nickname "Super Mario".[37] In other media, Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe dressed up as the character in the 2016 Summer Olympics closing ceremony,[38][39][40] and a Saturday Night Live skit centered around a court trial of Wario murdering Mario in a kart race.[41][42] In the Guinness Book of World Records, he was given the record for "Most Prolific Video Game Character".[43] In the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, readers ranked him the best video game character of all time.[44] Two films based on the Super Mario series have been released, the first was Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! in 1985, starring Toru Furuya,[45] and Super Mario Bros. in 1993, portrayed by Bob Hoskins.[46] Mario was also voiced by Lou Albano in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! in 1989.[47] A third movie is set for release in 2022, with Chris Pratt cast for Mario.[48]

Luigi[edit]

Main article: Luigi

Luigi[b]; voiced by Charles Martinet) is an Italian plumber who is Mario's younger brother. He is playable in most of the Mario games. He is the main protagonist of the Luigi series in which he is depicted as clumsy and frightful, confronting fears in order to help.

Luigi was protrayed by John Leguizamo in the Super Mario Bros. movie, and will be portrayed by Charlie Day in the upcoming animated reboot.

Princess Peach[edit]

Main article: Princess Peach

Princess Peach[c] (formerly known as Princess Toadstool outside Japan; voiced by Samantha Kelly), is the princess and the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom,[49] depicted as sweet and optimistic. She is the lead female character from the Mario series since her introduction in 1985, and is the main protagonist of Princess Toadstool's Castle Run (1990) and Super Princess Peach (2006).

She will appear in the upcoming Mario movie, being played by Anya Taylor-Joy.

Princess Daisy[edit]

Main article: Princess Daisy

Princess Daisy[d] (voiced by Deanna Mustard) is the tomboyish princess and the ruler of Sarasaland[50] who debuted in Super Mario Land. Playable in most of the Mario spin-off games, she is depicted as either a protagonist, a supporting character, or a lady in distress.

Toad[edit]

Main article: Toad (Nintendo)

Toad[e] (voiced by Samantha Kelly) is a small mushroom-like humanoid character who is Princess Peach's attendant or retainer, and a longtime protector of the Mushroom Kingdom. He remains playable in most of the Mario games and is the protagonist of Wario's Woods.

Toad will appear in the upcoming Mario movie, being played by Keegan-Michael Key.

Yoshi[edit]

Main article: Yoshi

Yoshi[f] (, once romanized as Yossy; voiced by Kazumi Totaka) is a green anthropomorphic dinosaur. He has a long tongue which can be used to eat enemies, and can turn the enemies he eats into eggs that can be thrown. Yoshi is a rideable character for the heroes or a playable character in most of the Mario spin-offs including his own series.

Donkey Kong[edit]

Main article: Donkey Kong (character)

Donkey Kong[g] (DK) (voiced by Takashi Nagasako) is an anthropomorphic gorilla from the franchise with the same name appearing in the Donkey Kong and Mario video game franchises. Donkey Kong first appears in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong, but the modern incarnation introduced in Donkey Kong Country is revealed to be the grandson of the original arcade version, who was later renamed to Cranky Kong.[51] He is playable in several Mario spin-off games as a cheerful and powerful character.

He will be portrayed by Seth Rogen in the upcoming Mario movie.

Diddy Kong[edit]

Main article: Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong[h] (Diddy) (voiced by Katsumi Suzuki) is an anthropomorphic monkey who is Donkey Kong's nephew, sidekick, and best friend appearing in the Donkey Kong and Mario franchises. He is the main protagonist of Diddy Kong Racing and its DS remake, a cheerful and kind character. Created by Rare, the name Diddy is a British term meaning "little".

Rosalina[edit]

Main article: Rosalina (Mario)

Rosalina[i] (voiced by Laura Faye Smith) is a mysterious lady from an unknown location who is the adoptive mother of the Lumas.[52] She resides in the Comet Observatory and also the watcher of the cosmos in the Super Mario Galaxy series. Rosalina is either a supporting character or a protagonist, playable in most of the Mario spin-off games.

Toadette[edit]

Toadette[j] (voiced by Samantha Kelly) is a pink Toad girl who first appeared in the 2003 video game Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as a playable driver. Toadette has two long round pigtails and a dress to distinguish herself from Toad. Since Super Mario Odyssey, Toadette is a member of the Toad Brigade and has the role of an archivist.[53] Depending on the game, she is either a supporting character or a protagonist, playable in most of the Mario spin-off games.

Since New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Toadette can transform into Peachette, a form that highly resembles Princess Peach, with her power-up called the Super Crown. As Peachette, she can use Peach's floating jump to hover, and has the ability to perform a double-jump.

Birdo[edit]

Main article: Birdo

Birdo, known in Japan as Catherine[k], (voiced by Kazumi Totaka) is a pink, anthropomorphic creature who wears a red bow on her head, and has a round mouth that can fire eggs as projectiles. Birdo first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2. Since then, she has been a recurring character in various franchise spin-offs and becomes Yoshi's partner. Birdo has evolved from antagonist into protagonist, playable in several Mario spin-offs.

Captain Toad[edit]

Captain Toad[l] (voiced by Samantha Kelly) is an explorer and the leader of the Toad Brigade who first appears in Super Mario Galaxy. He makes several appearances within the Mario series, like in Super Mario Galaxy 2 or Super Mario Odyssey, and as a treasure tracker.[54] He makes several cameos within Super Smash Bros. and made his Mario Kart debut in Mario Kart Tour as a playable racer. He is the main protagonist in the subset of levels in Super Mario 3D World called Captain Toad's Adventures and in the game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Pauline[edit]

Main article: Pauline (Nintendo)

Pauline[m] (voiced by Kate Higgins) debuted in Donkey Kong (1981),[55]Donkey Kong (1994) for Game Boy,[56]Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!. Pauline was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and other developers for the 1981 arcade gameDonkey Kong as the earliest example of a female with a speaking role in a video game, and is cited as a famous example of a damsel in distress in fiction.[57][58][59] She is the mayor of New Donk City in Super Mario Odyssey.

Antagonists[edit]

Bowser[edit]

Main article: Bowser (character)

Bowser[n] or King Koopa (voiced by Kenneth W. James) is the king of the turtle-like Koopa race,[60] a selfish troublemaker who wants to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. He is Mario's nemesis and is the final boss of most Mario games. He is playable in all Mario spin-off games.

Dry Bowser[o] is a recurring antagonist in the Mario series. Debuting as a form of Bowser after losing his flesh in New Super Mario Bros., the character has appeared as his own being starting with Mario Kart Wii, often serving as the final antagonist in the main games. Dry Bowser appears in Mario Party: Island Tour, and is a playable character in several of the Mario spin-off games.

Bowser was portrayed by Dennis Hopper as "President Koopa" in the Super Mario Bros. movie, and will be portrayed by Jack Black in the upcoming Mario movie.

Bowser Jr.[edit]

Main article: Bowser Jr.

Bowser Jr. (known as Koopa Jr.[p] in Japan; voiced by Caety Sagoian), or sometimes simply Jr. or Junior, is the son of Bowser who first appeared in the 2002 game Super Mario Sunshine. He is often depicted as the secondary antagonist throughout the Mario series. Bowser Jr. looks up to his dad and shares his ambition to defeat Mario and take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Bowser Jr. is playable in most of the spin-off Mario games and in Super Smash Bros. He is the main protagonist of Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018) included in the remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.

Wario[edit]

Main article: Wario

Wario[q] (; voiced by Charles Martinet) is an obese, muscular, hot-tempered, and greedy man. He is Mario's yellow-and-purple clad arch-rival. He initially debuted as an antagonist but over the years has become an anti-hero, even being playable in a few titles. Wario is the protagonist of the Wario series and is playable in most of the Mario spin-off games where he is Waluigi's partner. His name is portmanteau of "warui", the Japanese word for "bad", and "Mario".

Waluigi[edit]

Main article: Waluigi

Waluigi[r] (; voiced by Charles Martinet) is a tall, thin, and mischievous man who was introduced in Mario Tennis as Wario's partner. He is Luigi's black-and-purple clad arch-rival. Waluigi is often an antagonist who teams up with Wario to accomplish their schemes. He is playable in most of the Mario spin-off games and makes several cameos within the Super Smash Bros. series. Like with Wario, his name is a portmanteau of "warui" and "Luigi".

Koopalings[edit]

Main article: Koopalings

The Koopalings[s] are seven siblings who first appeared as boss characters in the 1988 game Super Mario Bros. 3. Their individual names are Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy, and Wendy. They were originally depicted as the children of the series antagonist Bowser and later to be referred as his minions. They have since appeared in subsequent Super Mario games, spin-off Mario games, and the Super Smash Bros. series.

Kamek[edit]

"Kamek" redirects here. For places in Iran, see Kamek, Iran (disambiguation).

Kamek[t] (; voiced by Atsushi Masaki) is a Magikoopa who is Bowser's childhood caretaker and then one of his high-ranking minions. Kamek is the main antagonist of the Yoshi series. His magic includes self-duplication, teleportation, shooting magical blasts, and changing the size of other creatures. In Japan, his species is also named Kamek, and outside Japan is Magikoopa. This will sometimes lead to a literal translation, as in Super Princess Peach where a boss is described as "A Kamek made huge by magic". Some Japanese sources such as the guide for Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island call him "Fang" to distinguish him from regular Magikoopas.

He will appear in the upcoming Mario movie, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.

King Boo[edit]

King Boo[u] (voiced by Toru Asakawa) is the king of the Boos and the main antagonist in the Luigi's Mansion series. He plays minor roles, occasionally playable, in various other Mario games, including the Mario Kart and Mario Party series. King Boo's first major debuted role was as the final boss of Luigi's Mansion, where he disguised himself as Bowser.

He is much larger than the average Boos that appear in games after Luigi's Mansion. He dons a crown with a large ruby and has glowing, sunken eyes in the Luigi's Mansion franchise, and is a playable character in Mario Kart Tour. A similar character named Big Boo is an enemy in Super Mario World and a boss in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Super Mario 64 DS.

Wart[edit]

Wart[v] (voiced by Charles Martinet) is an anthropomorphic frog king. He debuted in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987), which was converted into Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) for its North American release, in which he is the final boss who creates his own monsters with the Dream Machine, and appoints himself ruler of the enslaved land of Subcon.[61] He is a boss in BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge (1996), stars in a Satellaview episode "Wart's Trap, Look Out Mario Brothers" (「マムーの罠,危うしマリオブラザーズ」, "Mamu no Wana, Abunaushi Mario Burazazu"), and appears in Nintendo Comics System publications. He made a cameo appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993) with his original Japanese name, Mamū.[62] He has had mixed critical reception.[63][64][65][66]

Supporting protagonists[edit]

Baby Luma/Lumas[edit]

Baby Luma[w] (voiced by Yuya Takezawa) is Mario's main companion in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel Super Mario Galaxy 2. He is among a group of star-shaped beings known as Lumas, who appear in both games.

Cappy[edit]

Cappy[x] (voiced by Shohei Komatsu)[67] is the secondary protagonist in Super Mario Odyssey. Cappy is a Bonneter who meets Mario in the Cap Kingdom, when he pleas for Mario to assist him in rescuing his little sister Tiara. Cappy has the ability to "capture" enemies and other creatures, allowing Mario to take control of them for periods of time.

Cappy appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Mario's side taunt and a Spirit. He quickly throws Cappy and returns him to his head similar to in Super Mario Odyssey.

Poochy[edit]

Poochy[y] is Yoshi's helper dog. He debuted in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and continued through the Yoshi series such as in Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. He can do things that Yoshi cannot, such as sniffing hidden items, crossing over dangerous terrain, and jumping over walls to give Yoshi a boost out of his wall jumps.

Professor E. Gadd[edit]

Professor Elvin Gadd (Professor Oya Mā[z] in Japan; voiced by Kazumi Totaka), more commonly known as E. Gadd, is a scientist who uses inventions to help Luigi save his brother Mario and the mansion. His name is a pun on the Japanese interjection Oyamā![aa], meaning "Good heavens!" His name is also inspired by Nintendogame designer Yoshiyuki Oyama.[68] The English translations accordingly adapted the name to a pun on the expression "egad!" He debuted in Luigi's Mansion for GameCube, in which he investigates a haunted mansion that mysteriously appeared by his laboratory. To help him study the ghosts in the mansion, he uses the "Poltergust 3000", a high-powered vacuum cleaner that can suck in and capture ghosts, and the "Game Boy Horror", an invention for tracking and detecting objects such as Boos. His inventions are key items in other games like Super Mario Sunshine.

Nabbit[edit]

Nabbit[ab] (voiced by Natsuko Yokoyama) is a purple rabbit-like thief with round eyes, long ears, and black limbs who debuts in New Super Mario Bros. U, where he steals items from Toad Houses. In New Super Luigi U, he's playable.

Toadsworth[edit]

Toadsworth[ac](voiced by Charles Martinet) is an elderly Toad who acts as Princess Peach's steward. He is seen showing concern for the princess' safety and acts as a prime caretaker for the Toads. He debuted in Super Mario Sunshine for GameCube, in which he goes on vacation with Mario, Peach and the other Toads. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, he is revealed to have cared for the princess since she was a baby.

Supporting antagonists[edit]

Cackletta[edit]

Cackletta[ad] is the main antagonist in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its 3DS remake Bowser’s Minions. She is an evil sorceress who takes the Beanstar and Peach's voice in the Beanbean Kingdom. After sustaining heavy injuries, she controls Bowser's body (known as Bowletta) and dies after the explosion of Bowser's castle.

Fawful[edit]

Main article: Fawful

Fawful[ae] (voiced by Nami Funashima) is a recurring antagonist in the Mario & Luigi series. The character is considered to be "insane," and served as the secondary antagonist of Superstar Saga and the main antagonist of Bowser's Inside Story.

Petey Piranha[edit]

Petey Piranha, known as Boss Pakkun[af] in Japan,[69] (voiced by Toru Minegishi) is a large, powerful Piranha Plant, and the result of a mutation. Whereas normal Piranha Plants usually grow from pipes, Petey's leaves and roots have grown into foot-like and arm-like appendages, which allows him to use objects such as tennis rackets and golf clubs. He can also use his leaves to fly around in the air. He first appeared as the primary boss of Bianco Hills in the game Super Mario Sunshine. He has since appeared as a boss or a playable character in several Mario games and spin-off games.

Kammy Koopa[edit]

Kammy Koopa[ag] is an elderly Magikoopa who acts as an advisor and babysitter for Bowser in the first two Paper Mario games. She possesses the usual Magikoopa powers, and is primarily distinguished by her ability to summon yellow blocks, which she has used to both impede and combat Mario. She first appeared in Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64, helping Bowser by leaving enemies in Mario's way, transporting Bowser into the Star Spirit Sanctuary, and augmenting his size and power in the final battle. After being defeated by the Star Kid, Twink, she continued to work for him. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, she acted as Bowser's second-in-command. Generally, her position is very similar with Kamek who appeared earlier than her, which possibly means why she is replaced by him in Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

Recurring enemies[edit]

  • Blooper - A sentry-like squid that chases prey, debuting in Super Mario Bros. Blooper Nannies thrust smaller versions of themselves toward Mario.[70]
  • Bob-omb - A bomb enemy introduced in Super Mario Bros. 2 with a wind-up key and a fuse, which explodes after a set amount of time or when thrown. King Bob-omb, previously Big Bob-omb, was introduced in Super Mario 64,[71] as a boss character there and in Mario Party 9, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Mario Party: Star Rush, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
  • Boo - A spherical ghost enemy introduced in Super Mario Bros. 3, which sneaks up on the player from behind while they are facing away from it. Inspired by a rage that Takashi Tezuka's wife went into after he came home from work late.[72]
  • Bullet Bill - A bullet with angry eyes and clenched fists that is shot out of a cannon called a "Bill Blaster". They have a larger counterpart with a shark-like face known as Banzai Bills.[70]
  • Chain Chomp - A metallic ball-and-chain creature that lunges at Mario when he approaches it. Inspired by a childhood experience of Shigeru Miyamoto's with a violent dog.[73]
  • Chargin' Chuck - A Koopa wearing football gear that mostly charges at Mario, but can also use items such as baseballs and shovels.
  • Cheep Cheep - A red, circular fish that made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros. They are found primarily in the water, but some can jump in an arc or fly within a limited range. There are many different species of Cheep-Cheeps, and they come in different colors, such as green, yellow, and purple. The giant variety of Cheep Cheep who leaps out of the water is known as Boss Bass (or alternatively Big Bass), while the giant variety who swims underwater is known as Big Bertha.
  • Dry Bones - A walking Koopa Troopa skeleton that reassembles itself after being hit. It can only be defeated by a Super Star, a Cape Feather, Super Leaf, or an Ice Flower.[70]
  • Fuzzy - A spiked creature which hangs in the air and sometimes moves on trail. It makes its debut in Super Mario World.
  • Goomba - A sentient mushroom creature which is the first enemy that Mario typically encounters on his adventures. Implemented late in the development of Super Mario Bros. as a basic, easy-to-defeat enemy.[74] Variants of the Goomba may have wings, known as the Paragoomba, and similar creatures include the Galoomba, which flips over and can be thrown when stomped on, and the Goombrat, which turns at edges.
  • Hammer Bro - A type of helmet-wearing Koopa who throws hammers at Mario.[75] It has several variations that throw other projectiles, such as the Boomerang Bro and the Fire Bro, and a bigger variant known as a Sledge Bro which can stun Mario.[70]
  • Koopa Troopa - A foot soldier of Bowser. It retracts in its shell when stomped on, after which it can be used to attack other foes.[70] Variants of the Koopa may have wings, where it is known as the Paratroopa or the Koopa Paratroopa. There are many other varieties of the Koopa Troopa such as yellow, blue, and red.
  • Lakitu - A cloud-riding Koopa with aviator goggles that drops an endless supply of creatures called "Spinies".[70][76]
  • Magikoopa - A wizard Koopa capable of casting magic spells, turning blocks into foes, power-ups, or coins. It first appeared in Super Mario World. Often portrayed as underlings to Kamek.[70]
  • Monty Mole - A mole-like enemy that burrows underground and springs out of the ground when the player gets close. A similar enemy known as the Rocky Wrench pops out of airship manholes and throws wrenches at the player.
  • Piranha Plant - A leafy, stalk-topped Venus flytrap with sharp teeth, that typically lives within pipes and tries to bite the player.[70] This enemy has made a cameo outside the franchise (in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening),[77] and in 2019, it became a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via downloadable content.[78] It is occasionally referred to as a Packun Flower after the Japanese name. A Fire Piranha Plant, or a "Venus Fire Trap", behaves like a normal Piranha Plant, however it breathes fire. A type of Piranha Plant that appears in Super Mario Bros. 3 is called Ptooie, a walking Piranha Plant that exhales air to lift a spiked ball.
  • Pokey - A spiked cactus with detachable green or yellow body segments which first appeared in the international Super Mario Bros. 2.[70]
  • Shy Guy - A timid masked creature wearing a robe, which comes in many different colors and variations. Introduced in the international Super Mario Bros. 2, but more commonly portrayed as an enemy to Yoshi since Yoshi's Island. Some variants include the Snifit, a Shy Guy with a cannon on its mask which it uses to fire bullets, and the Fly Guy, a Shy Guy with a propeller on its head that can fly.[70] Voiced by Nintendo of America localization manager Nate Bihldorff.[79]
  • Spike - A green Koopa creature that attacks with spiked balls which it throws out of its mouth. First appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3.[70]
  • Spiny - A red beetle-like creature that damages the player if touched from above. They are often thrown by Lakitus in unlimited supplies, but can also be found individually.
  • Thwomp - A large stone block with an angry face that is mainly encountered in castles. It attempts to crush the player, usually from above. There is a smaller variation of the Thwomp called a Thwimp.
  • Whomp - An anthropomorphic stone slab that slams its face on the ground when Mario gets near. It can only be defeated by ground pounding its back. Inspired by the Japanese mythical wall monster, the nurikabe.
  • Wiggler - A caterpillar enemy introduced in Super Mario World, which changes color and charges at the player when stomped on. Some Wigglers, known as Flutters, have butterfly wings.[70]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Japanese: マリオ, Hepburn: Mario, [maɾi.o]
  2. ^Japanese: マリオ, Hepburn: Mario, pronounced [maɾi.o]; , Italian: [ˈmaːrjo]
  3. ^Japanese: ピーチ姫, Hepburn: Pīchi-hime, [piːtɕi̥ çime]
  4. ^Japanese: デイジー姫, Hepburn: Deijī-hime, [deːʑiː çime]
  5. ^Japanese: キノピオ, Hepburn: Kinopio
  6. ^Japanese: ヨッシー, Hepburn: Yosshī, [joɕɕiː]
  7. ^Japanese: ドンキーコング, Hepburn: Donkī Kongu
  8. ^Japanese: ディディーコング, Hepburn: Didī Kongu
  9. ^Japanese: ロゼッタ, Hepburn: Rosetta
  10. ^Japanese: キノピコ, Hepburn: Kinopiko
  11. ^Japanese: キャサリン, Hepburn: Kyasarin
  12. ^Japanese: キノピオ隊長, Hepburn: Kinopio Taichō
  13. ^Japanese: ポリーン, Hepburn: Porīn
  14. ^Japanese: クッパ, Hepburn: Kuppa
  15. ^Japanese: ほねクッパ, Hepburn: Hone Kuppa
  16. ^Japanese: クッパJr., Hepburn: Kuppa Junia
  17. ^Japanese: ワリオ, Hepburn: Wario, [ɰaɾi.o]
  18. ^Japanese: ワルイージ, Hepburn: Waruīji, [ɰaɾɯ.iːʑi]
  19. ^Japanese: コクッパ, Hepburn: Kokuppa
  20. ^Japanese: カメック, Hepburn: Kamekku
  21. ^Japanese: キングテレサ, Hepburn: Kingu Teresa
  22. ^Japanese: マムー, Hepburn: Mamū
  23. ^Japanese: ベビィチコ, Hepburn: Bebi Chiko
  24. ^Japanese: キャッピー, Hepburn: Kyappī
  25. ^Japanese: ポチ, Hepburn: Pochi
  26. ^Japanese: オヤ・マー博士, Hepburn: Oya Mā Hakase
  27. ^Japanese: おやまあ!
  28. ^Japanese: トッテン, Hepburn: Totten
  29. ^Japanese: キノじい, Hepburn: Kinojī
  30. ^Japanese: ゲラゲモーナ, Hepburn: Geragemōna
  31. ^Japanese: ゲラコビッツ, Hepburn: Gerakobittsu
  32. ^Japanese: ボスパックン, Hepburn: Bosu Pakkun
  33. ^Japanese: カメックババ, Hepburn: Kamekkubaba

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Here is a list of all Super Mario characters to have ever appeared in a Mario game to vote on. In fact, many of these characters from the Mario universe have also appear in other Nintendo games, such as Smash Brothers and Super Mario All-Stars. Some of these Mario characters have also appeared in non-gaming properties such as Mario TV shows. If you're looking at a comparison of Mario games, then you'll want to check out our list of the best Mario games ranked. 

This list of Mario characters includes Mario characters, princesses, and villains, with pictures where available. Aside from Mario and Luigi, there are many other main characters that fans love. Even the ever-silent Yoshi, one of the most popular Mario game characters, is included on this comprehensive list. 

Some of these Super Mario Bros characters have been around for decades, other Mario character names you may not be familiar with, but we have them here looking good in their Mario character pictures. So you will get to see the Mario characters names and pictures. 

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How the Mario Characters Got Their Names - Gaming Historian

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