For the series of games Mario is in, see Mario (series).
- "It's-a me, Mario!"
- ― Mario, Super Mario 64
Mario (マリオ Mario?) is a former plumber who resides in Mushroom Kingdom. Mario and his brother, Luigi used to live in Brooklyn as plumbers. Mario rescues Princess Peach from Bowser. However, when Bowser kidnapped Mario, Peach rescued him as depicted in Super Princess Peach.
The Stork was carrying Mario and Luigi. Kamek snatched Baby Luigi and the Stork with Mario falling onto Yoshi. Yoshi and his travel companions work together to help Mario save Luigi while the Toadies attempt to chase them. After the defeat of Baby Bowser, Mario reunited with Luigi and Yoshi freed the stork. The stork continued carrying Mario and Luigi to the parents' home and leaves Mario and Luigi by the porch.
Mario knew that Donkey Kong has kidnapped Pauline onto a dangerous construction site. Donkey Kong taunted and teased Mario until Mario defeated Donkey Kong and Mario rescues Pauline. For revenge, Mario kidnapped Donkey Kong inside the cage. Mario prevented Donkey Kong Jr. from rescuing Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. caught up with Mario which he failed keeping Donkey Kong captive.
Mario and Luigi meet each other again. They work as plumbers inside the sewers of New York.
Mushroom World's first invasion
Mario and Luigi heard about Bowser summoning dark magic into the Mushroom World turning Toads into inanimate objects, Princess Peach was also kidnapped by Bowser that she cannot undo the spell. Mario defeated Bowser and rescued Peach, who assigned him a new quest.
Mario was dreaming about Subcon, he witnessed Wart kidnapping Subcons. Mario woke up from his dream. Mario, Luigi, Toad and Peach had a picnic nearby a cave. Mario told his dream to his friends, they stated that they had the same dream. The group were curious into looking through the cave. They noticed the stairs leading to the door. When they opened it, they fell to Subcon. The group defeated Wart and rescued the Subcons.
Mushroom World's second invasion
Princess Peach messaged Mario and Luigi that Bowser sent the Koopalings to invade the seven worlds. Mario defeated Koopalings and returned the wand to the kings. However, Bowser kidnapped Peach. Mario rushed to Bowser and defeated Bowser. Upon his defeat, Peach thanked Mario.[note 1]
Mario, Luigi and Peach agreed to have a vacation on Yoshi's Island. Mario and Luigi relaxed on the beach. They realized Princess Toadstool disappeared. Mario and Luigi search for her until they approached an enormous egg, a Yoshi Egg. Yoshi thanked Mario and Luigi for rescuing them. He told Mario and Luigi hat "monstrous turtles" sealed them in eggs. Luigi realized Bowser and the Koopalings returned. Mario, Luigi and Yoshi arrived in Valley of Bowser. Mario and Luigi fought against Bowser and rescued Peach. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and the eggs travelled back to Yoshi's Island. The Yoshis hatched from the eggs.
Behind the paintings
Peach sent an invitation to Mario, mentioning that he is invited to eat cake. Mario headed to Peach's Castle. Upon entering, Mario heard Bowser speaking and realized Bowser held Peach and the Toads captive in paintings. He entered paintings and gathered scattered Power Stars. After saving the Toads, he collected enough Power Stars and faced Bowser in combat and ended his terrible reign. Princess Peach was saved, and she thanked him with a kiss and baked him a cake.
Upon arriving on Isle Delfino, inhabitants branded Mario as a criminal. An impersonator of Mario, Shadow Mario was vandalizing Isle Delfino with goop. Mario denied that he vandalized the island. Security forced Mario to clean the goop and return the Shine Sprites back to the Shine Gate. Mario started cleaning up the isle and found out Bowser Jr. was the impersonator. He kidnapped Princess Peach and took her to the Corona Mountain. After Mario defeated Bowser Jr., he flooded Delfino Square. Mario went to Corona Mountain and found Bowser and son, bathing in a tub of hot slime goop. When Mario flipped the tub upside down, they fell onto separate island, saving Isle Delfino. Inhabitants apologized for accusing Mario. Mario continued enjoying his vacation.
Bowser kidnapped Mario, Luigi and the Toads while Princess Peach, Toadsworth and Toad were strolling. Army Hammer Bro help him captive in the cage. Upon Peach, Toadsworth and Toad's arrival, they found out that Bowser kidnapped them, witnessing Toads with different emotions. Peach was determined to rescue the brothers and Toads. Toadsworth gave Peach an unordinary umbrella named Perry. Perry assisted Peach in Vibe Island. After rescuing Toads and Luigi, the duo went the Bowser's villa and confronted Army Hammer Bro and Bowser. Defeating both of them, Perry freed Mario. Peach, Perry, Toads, Mario and Luigi left the island and returned to Mushroom Kingdom.
When Mario and Peach walked to Peach's castle, the lightning striked the castle. Mario rushed to the castle to investigate. However, Bowser Jr. took Peach. Mario realized it and chased after Bowser Jr. While Mario continued running, Mario fought against Bowser and Bowser Jr.. Upon their defeat, he rescued Peach.
Mario and his friends celebrated Peach's birthday. When a large cake landed in the castle, they investigated it. Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings emerged and kidnapped Peach. Mario and company fought Bowser in his castle. Upon his defeat, they rescued Peach. Mario and company rode on hot air balloons and left the place.
- "Welcome new galaxies!"
- ― Mario, Super Mario Galaxy
Peach sent Mario an invitation to the Starbit Festival. Mario was excited and rushed to her castle. However, Bowser and his troop crashed the festival. The Koopa troop separate Mario from Peach. When Mario woke up, Lumas played with him. Mario met Rosalina, who requested Mario's help to collect Grand Stars and Power Stars. Retrieving Grand Stars, Rosalina navigated the Comet Observatory to Bowser's Galaxy Reactor. Mario approached Peach, Bowser and Bowser Jr.. Marioo fought against Bowser. Upon Bowser's defeat, Mario rescues Peach.
The black hole deconstructed the galaxies, while Rosalina rescued Mario from the cataclysm. Awakening at Mushroom Kingdom, Mario and his passing acquaintances celebrated reconstructed galaxies celebrating.
Another story of Mario, Peach invited Mario to her castle for cake. When Mario arrived, Bowser kidnapped Peach and took her away to the center of the universe. After Mario defeated Bowser's Galaxy Generator, Peach appeared with the Grand Star and landed on the garden planet with Mario. The Comet Observatory was free from Bowser's fortress and Rosalina was pleased to know that Luma is safe, Luma also takes Mario's cap as a souvenir. Mario and Peach rode on Starship Mario and returned to the Mushroom Kingdom.
- "A great storm has blown through the Mushroom Kingdom, blowing Super Leaves all over the place! In the chaos, a princess has been kidnapped, and monsters throughout the land have taken on the powers of the Super Leaf for themselves. Looks like another job for Mario to power-up, power through, and save the day."
- ― Super Mario 3D Land website
The great storm blew Tanooki leaves off the Tail Tree outside Peach's Castle. The next day, Mario and three Toads check on the big tail tree and realized Bowser kidnapped Peach while she investigated the damage to the tree. Mario and the Toads ran to rescue her. While running through the worlds, he receives letters from Peach to learn about her predicament. Mario approached Bowser's lair; they fought each other. After Bowser chased Mario through obstacles, Mario pressed the switch that collapsed the bridge, Bowser fell into the lava pool. Mario and the three Toads rescued Princess Peach and returned to the castle.
After Mario rescued Luigi from Dry Bowser, Bowser captured Peach again. Mario returned to his castle and defeated him.
Mario, Luigi, two Toads and Peach were having dinner together. However, Bowser, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings threw Mario, Luigi and two Toads away from her castle to Acorn Plains. Mario and company ventured through different worlds and found Peach on the tower. Upon entering the castle, they were about to save her until Bowser and Bowser Jr. appeared. Upon defeating them, Mario and company ran to Peach and the castle returned to its original state. Witnessing Bowser, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings retreating, they celebrated.
Mario, Luigi, Peach and Blue Toad were enjoying the fireworks at the evening of Mushroom Kingdom. They found a slanted Clear Pipe. After Mario and Luigi fixed the pipe, a green Sprixie Princess panicked and told them that she escaped Bowser, but he kidnapped the other Sprixie Princesses. Bowser came out of the pipe and trapped the green Sprixie Princess in the jar and went to the plains area. Peach checked Bowser inside the pipe, but fell into the pipe. Mario and company caught up to her and fell into the plains area where they found the green Sprixie Princess trapped inside a jar.
After Mario and company rescued the green Sprixie Princess, they continued to rescue more Sprixie Princesses in other areas. Rescuing the last Sprixie Princess, Bowser kidnapped all the Sprixie Princesses in a large jar and ran to the amusement area.
The foursome rescued the Sprixie Princesses again from Bowser as Meowser. Bowser was trapped in the jar as Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad returned to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Bowser and Peach's wedding
During the events "in the skies above Peach's castle", Bowser kidnapped Princess Peach and Tiara on his airship. Bowser threw Mario's cap at him, thus Mario falls to ground at Bonneter Kingdom. Cappy found Mario and told him that Bowser kidnapped his sister, Tiara. Cappy assisted Mario while they venture.
Mario and Cappy confronted Bowser with Peach and Tiara at his kingdom, he told Mario and Cappy that he planned his wedding on the moon and left them behind. While Peach, Bowser and attendees were present in the wedding, Mario and Cappy crashed the wedding. Bowser declared a battle against Mario. After Mario fought Bowser, Mario, Cappy, Peach and Tiara reunited. They escape from the collapsing area to the moon with Mario and Cappy possessing Bowser. Meanwhile, Mario and Bowser proposed to Peach, but she rejected them and left with Cappy and Tiara to the Odyssey. Mario jumped onto the Odyssey while Bowser was stuck on the moon.
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Donkey Kong II
- Mario's Cement Factory
- Mario's Bombs Away
- Mario Bros.
- Mario Bros. Special
- Punch Ball Mario Bros.
- Donkey Kong Circus
- Donkey Kong Hockey
- Wrecking Crew
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- I am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater
- All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros.
- Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race
- Mario Bros. II
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Kaettekita Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Land
- Dr. Mario
- F-1 Race
- Super Mario World
- NES Open Tournament Golf
- Mario Teaches Typing
- Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up
- Mario the Juggler
- Mario is Missing!
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Scope 6
- Mario Paint
- Yoshi's Cookie
- Super Mario Race
- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
- Mario's Time Machine
- Mario is Missing!
- Mario & Wario
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters
- Mario's Early Years: Fun with Numbers
- Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun
- Yoshi's Cookie
- Yoshi's Safari
- Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
- Mario's Playschool
- Hotel Mario
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Mario's Game Gallery
- Undake 30 Same Game
- Mario Excite Bike
- BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge
- Mario's Picross
- Mario's Super Picross
- Mario's Tennis
- Mario Clash
- Mario Teaches Typing 2
- Super Mario 64
- Mario Kart 64
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Game & Watch Gallery
- Game & Watch Gallery 2
- Yoshi's Story
- Mario no Photopi
- Wrecking Crew '98
- Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
- Mario Golf
- Mario Party
- Mario Party 2
- Super Smash Bros.
- Game & Watch Gallery 3
- Mario Golf
- Mario Artist: Paint Studio
- Donkey Kong 64
- Mario Artist: Talent Studio
- Mario Artist: Communication Kit
- Mario Artist: Polygon Studio
- Mario's Tennis
- Paper Mario
- Mario Party 3
- Animal Crossing
- Dr. Mario 64
- Luigi's Mansion
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Mario Tennis
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Super Mario Advance
- Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
- Super Mario Sunshine
- Mario Party 4
- Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
- Game & Watch Gallery 4
- Mario Party 5
- Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
- Nintendo Puzzle Collection
- Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
- Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
- Classic NES Series
- Mario Party 6
- Mario Power Tennis
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- Mario Golf: Advance Tour
- Mario Pinball Land
- Super Mario 64 DS
- Yakuman DS
- NBA Street V3
- Mario Superstar Baseball
- Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix
- SSX on Tour
- Mario Kart DS
- Mario Party 7
- Super Mario Strikers
- Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
- Yoshi Touch & Go
- Mario Party Advance
- Mario Tennis: Power Tour
- Yoshi's Universal Gravitation
- Mario Kart Arcade GP
- Super Princess Peach
- New Super Mario Bros.
- Mario Hoops 3-on-3
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
- Yoshi's Island DS
- Tetris DS
- Super Paper Mario
- Mario Party 8
- Mario Strikers Charged
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Mario Party DS
- Itadaki Street DS
- Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Dr. Mario Express
- Dr. Mario Online Rx
- Mario Kart Wii
- Game & Watch Collection
- Mario Super Sluggers
- Mario Power Tennis
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Game & Watch Collection 2
- Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
- Mario Sports Mix
- Super Mario 3D Land
- Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
- Mario Kart 7
- Fortune Street
- Mario Party 9
- Mario Tennis Open
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
- Mario Kart Arcade GP DX
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
- Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
- Super Mario 3D World
- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
- Mario Party: Island Tour
- Dr. Luigi
- NES Remix
- NES Remix 2
- Mario Golf: World Tour
- Yoshi's New Island
- Mario Kart 8
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Ultimate NES Remix
- Mario Party 10
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
- Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition
- Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure
- Super Mario Maker
- Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
- Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge
- Minecraft: Wii U Edition
- Paper Mario: Color Splash
- Mario Party: Star Rush
- Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
- Super Mario Run
- Super Mario Run
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
- Mario Kart Arcade GP VR
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Mario Party: The Top 100
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Super Mario Party
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Dr. Mario World
- Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Donkey Kong arcade games
Mario made his debut in Donkey Kong. As a playable character, Mario must avoid touching the barrels and collect items.
Super Princess Peach
Mario made his non-playable appearance in Super Princess Peach. Notably, the roles are reversed with Bowser imprisoning Mario, while Peach must rescue him, the Toads and Luigi. Mario is present in the opening cutscene and after defeating Bowser in the second round.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Bros.
Mario appeared in Super Mario Bros. as a playable character. He can run, jump, crouch and swim. He can also warp pipes. Mario can defeat enemies by punching, stomping, knocking a moving object, and using special abilities (Fire Flower, Super Star).
Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels
Mario appeared in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. As a playable character, he does not have any mechanic changes from Super Mario Bros..
Super Mario Bros. 2
Mario is a playable character in Super Mario Bros. 2. He has balanced statistics and no special abilities. As a playable character, he can run and jump. Additionally, he can pick up enemies and items beneath him (i.e. vegetable, Mushroom Block). Mario can also attack enemies and bosses by throwing items.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Mario and Luigi appear as playable characters in Super Mario World. As a playable character, Mario has no advantages and disadvantages. He can transform with power-ups and ride on Yoshis.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Mario appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as Baby Mario. Baby Mario cannot be controlled, but Yoshi must avoid touching hazards and enemies. Baby Mario will be trapped in the bubble if Yoshi touches the enemy or hazard. If Yoshi does not catch Baby Mario, Toadies will take Baby Mario.
Super Mario 64
Mario marked his appearance in his 3D video game debut, Super Mario 64. The game also marked Charles Martinet's first time to voice as Mario. As a playable character, Mario can enter paintings and collect Power Stars.
Mario can perform new abilities. He can also perform a triple jump, wall jump, long jump and somersault jump. Mario can pick up and swing enemies and bosses. Additionally, Mario can also punch, kick and jump kick. Mario can slide attack, slide kick, ground pound, body slam and trip enemies. However, Mario will lose lives when falling from extreme heights.
Super Mario Sunshine
As a Super Mario Sunshine playable character, Mario can perform abilities with his F.L.U.D.D.. He can use it to clean the goop and attack enemies. Additionally, he can now sidestep and spin jump. In this video game, Mario cannot perform moves from previous instalments.
New Super Mario Bros.
As a playable character in New Super Mario Bros., Mario can now climb fences and hang on ledges. This game marked Mario first appearance in a 2.5 side-scrolling platform video game.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
As a playable character, Mario can perform basic moves from previous games.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario appeared in the sequel of Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2. As a playable character, he can do moves from Galaxy. Additionally, he can ride on Yoshi and Fluzzard. Mario can obtain new power-ups: Cloud Flower and Rock Mushroom.
Super Mario 3D Land
Mario appears in Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS. Mario and Luigi are playable characters. As a playable character, Mario can store power-ups (i.e. Super Leaf). Mario can now roll and perform a rolling jump.
Super Mario 3D World
Mario appeared in Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U. Mario is an optional playable character along with Luigi, Peach, Blue Toad and Rosalina. Mario is represented with his trademark color, red. As a playable character, he has no special abilities. However, he can perform various moves from the previous video games.
Super Mario Odyssey
Mario and Cappy are the protagonists of Super Mario Odyssey. As a playable character, Mario can perform special moves with Cappy. Mario can throw Cappy to reach objects. Additionally, Cappy can capture enemies; Mario can control the captured enemy's body. Mario can choose different costumes from different stores; the clothes reference Mario's previous installments.
Prior to Super Mario Sunshine, Mario wore a blue shirt and red overalls. He has a brown mustache and brown hair. Currently, Mario wears a red shirt and blue overalls with yellow buttons. He has a red cap that has the "M" on it. Mario wears white gloves and brown shoes.
Mario is a brave, just, moral, righteous and kind-hearted hero. Mario acts as a leader, he puts other people's needs before his own. He is willing to risk his life to save people from evil-doers. Mario also enjoys accompanying allies in his adventures. He accompanied Luigi as seen in Mario & Luigi series. He also joined Yoshi when he accompanied him since when he was a baby.
Powers and abilities
Mario is physically strong and resistant. In most games, he can land on the ground without hesitation, while Super Mario 64 depicts that he cannot resist falling heights. He has better chances of completing quests when maintaining physical activity.
- Superhuman Strength: Mario is able to lift and press objects that are several times his own weight. The exact upper limits of his strength are unknown, but in Super Mario World, Mario can easily lift a castle, as shown after defeating Larry Koopa. In Super Mario 64, Mario is shown to lift King Bob-omb. He performs an even more impressive feat like during the fight with his arch-nemesis, Bowser. Mario can lift him by the tail, spin him around and then throw him. Mario spins Bowser around faster and farther with more spins.
- Jumping: Mario's strength also extends to his legs, allowing him to perform his signature jumping. Mario is extremely good at jumping and is capable of leaping two stories high.
- Superhuman Durability: Mario can endure great impacts, such as falling from a height of several storeys or being struck by an opponent with superhuman strength. Mario can also endure extreme environments, such as volcanoes and tundras. Also, he can withstand fire, electricity, and ice.
- Superhuman Stamina: Mario can maintain continuous physical activity for an indefinite period of time.
- Superhuman Speed: Mario is capable of running up walls in Super Mario World, and is capable of outpacing sound in Super Paper Mario. Koopa the Quick has referred to Mario as a "human blur." Also, Mario is able to dodge laser and lightning.
- Superhuman Agility: Mario has shown himself time and time again to be very agile and nimble. This has allowed him to survive many dangerous situations that would kill a normal human.
- Master Combatant: Mario has his own fighting style as shown in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario's style of martial arts is based on jumping, he also has a dojo called "Mario Style Dojo" since he has defeated the martial arts master Jinx. However, Mario is never directly seen instructing his dojo.
- Indomitable Will: Mario is shown to have a powerful force of will, completely free of evil or temptation. He is very optimistic and never gives up, even when things look bad.
- Weapon Proficiency: Despite not usually using guns, Mario has shown that he is very skilled with weapons. In Yoshi's Safari, Mario has shown he is competent and skilled with guns.
- Expert Vehicular Driver: As shown in the Mario Kart series, Mario is skilled in driving vehicles, such as karts and motorbikes. As shown on Mario and Sonic at the Olympics series, Mario is good in all-around type.
- Dimension Flipping: In Super Paper Mario, Mario can flip 3-D after Bestovius grants the ability, but he will slowly lose a life if he stays 3-D too long.
- Pyrokinesis: Mario has the ability to create and manipulate fire. This ability changes throughout the games he has appeared. In the platform games, such as Super Mario Bros., Mario needs a Fire Flower to obtain this power. But in the RPGs and Super Smash Bros. series, Mario already has this power. Also, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario uses the Mario Finale, in which he unleashes a powerful blast of fire. In spinoffs, Mario is always associated with the element of fire.
- Master Combatant: Mario has his own fighting style as shown in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario's style of martial arts is based on jumping, he also has a dojo called "Mario Style Dojo" since he has defeated the martial arts master Jinx. However, Mario is never directly seen instructing his dojo
- Indomitable Will: Mario is shown to have a powerful force of will, completely free of evil or temptation. He is optimistic and courageous.
- Leadership: Mario has proven many times to be a capable leader, inspiring others with his charisma, ardor and idealism.
- Extremely Agile: Mario has shown himself time and time again to be very agile and nimble. This has allowed him to survive many dangerous situations that would kill a normal human.
- Weapon proficiency: Despite not usually using guns, Mario has shown that he is very skilled with weapons. In Yoshi's Safari, Mario has shown that he is competent and skilled with guns.
- Leadership: Mario has proven many times to be a capable leader, inspiring others with his charisma, ardor and idealism.
- Expert Vehicular Driver: As shown in the Mario Kart series, Mario is skilled in driving vehicles, such as karts and motorbikes.
- Olympic Competitor. As shown on Mario and Sonic at the Olympics series. Mario is good in all around type.
Mario can appear in different forms when he uses a power-up. Power-ups grant special abilities to Mario; making his adventures simple. He works as a doctor, referred as Dr. Mario. In Super Smash Bros. series, Mario and Dr. Mario are separate characters.
Behind the scenes
Creation and development
Shigeru Miyamoto was developing a video game called Donkey Kong. Nintendo had to draw Mario as a small character and look human. Hos developing team needed to draw Mario with distinctive features. Mario was based off Popeye. Fans mistook the gap between his nose and mouth was his mustache. Shigeru Miyamoto drew Mario's mustache that he did not need to draw the mouth.
Mario is a famous character in Japan. People dress up as Mario characters and race in go karts.
There was a family-owned restaurant nearby Nintendo of America called "Mario and Luigi's". "Mario" and "Luigi" was represented with their respective colors. During the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe dressed up as Mario in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Game Savvy ranked Mario as #4 on the "Our 50 Favorite Video Game Characters" blog. Mario was ranked #1 as the best video game character in Nintendo Power's 250th issue.
Charles Martinet, the voice actor of Mario, held the for most video game voiceover performances as the same character for 100 times. Ironically, it was upon Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's game release.
Willow Green ranked Mario as #2 on "The 50 Greatest Characters", considering Mario as "the most recognisable gaming hero of all time".
- According to the team name, Super Mario Bros., this states that Mario and Luigi's last names are "Mario", but this is not true. It has been confirmed by Shigeru Miyamoto that they have no last name.
- In the classic games and in the DIC cartoons, Mario used to have red overalls and a blue shirt underneath. But it was later changed to blue overalls and a red shirt.
- Mario has always had his signature cap, ever since he was a baby.
- Mario used to have a very low, New York voice instead of high-pitched Italian.
- Mario is one of the very few Nintendo characters who actually talk in sentences.
- Mario was playable more than any other character in video game history.
- Mario's name before Jumpman was supposed to be Mr. Video.
- Mario, along with Luigi, were intended to have cameo appearances in the 2012 Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph but Bowser made an appearance instead. But since the producers of the movie were unable to put him into the plot, and they did not want to make him make a cameo, he was not included. However, Mario is mentioned by Fix-It Felix Jr. during the party scene as being "fashionably late as usual". It has been promised by the director that he will return for Wreck-It Ralph 2.
- In the first appearance from Donkey Kong in 1981, Jumpman used to be a carpenter, but then in his own game as Mario in 1983, he now appears to be a plumber throughout the rest of the Super Mario series.
- Eventually Mario and Luigi's surname was confirmed to be Mario by Miyamoto himself. Apparently he decided to go along with it, despite stating they have no last name prior to this.
- In a 1993 Nintendo Character Guide, created to ensure that third party companies didn't misrepresent the characters, Mario is revealed to be of the species "Homo Nintendonus".
- Despite people assuming that Mario said "So long, gay Bowser." when throwing Bowser in Super Mario 64, Charles Martinet has confirmed that Mario was saying, "So long, kinga Bowser."
- ↑ Peach jokes to Mario, referencing the Toads' quote in Super Mario Bros..
- ↑ https://getnews.jp/archives/1144379
- ↑ Nintendo. Mario (Japanese) (html). Mario Portal. Retrieved on 2019-07-11. “Cheerful and cheerful, everyone's popular person. My twin brother, Luigi, is a great friend and a great combination. It's a sport-al-can-do, and everything from tennis, baseball, soccer to car racing is cool. He is a plumber by profession. However, the place of the activity does not stay in it. I love Princess Peach, and if Princess Peach is in trouble, I'll go to help her at any time. With your favorite jumps and power-ups, you'll be confronted by bowser who does bad things.”
- ↑ Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet, page 2
- ↑ Super Mario World instruction booklet, page 2
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Shigeru Miyamoto Talk Asia Interview (html). CNN (2007-02-15). Retrieved on 2019-07-11.
- ↑ Why Does Mario Have A Mustache?. DMACentral (2011-12-09). Retrieved on 2019-07-11.
- ↑ Abe Emerges as Super Mario at Rio Closing Ceremony (html). The Wall Street Journal (2016-08-22). Retrieved on 2019-07-11.
- ↑ Our 50 Favorite Video Game Characters. GameDesigning. Retrieved on 2019-07-11.
- ↑ Twitter. Twitter (2018-12-15). Retrieved on 2029-07-11.
- ↑ Willow Green (2011-06-11). The 50 Greatest Video Game Characters. Empire. Retrieved on 2019-07-11.
- ↑ Screenrant - Real reason why Mario didn't appear in Wreck-It Ralph
- ↑ "So Long Kinga Bowser!" Charles Martinet Reveals What Mario Says in Super Mario 64. Retrieved on 4-30-2019.