List of Mario series characters

List of Mario series characters
Mario series 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.





Princess Peach





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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 1993 Super 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

Donkey Kong


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 game Donkey 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 Nintendo game 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, known as Rosetta (ロゼッタ Rozetta?) in Japan,[13] is the adoptive mother of the Luma race and overseer of the Comet Observatory; 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 (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 (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]



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]


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 (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


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

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-off Mario 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 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.





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