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"It's-a me, Mario! I've been on fire lately, but I'm-a hope you challenge me!"
—Mario speaking a full sentence[10]

Mario (マリオ Mario?, Mario) (originally called Mr. Video Game[2], introduced as Jumpman and also called Super Mario or by his full name Mario Mario) is the titular main protagonist of the long-running and highly successful Nintendo video game franchise of the same name. He is a mustached Italian plumber[7] who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario also sometimes rules his own land, Mario Land.[11] Mario and his brother, Luigi, are plumbers who originally worked in Brooklyn, New York City.[4] Mario mainly fulfills the role of rescuing Princess Peach and other innocents from the clutches of power-hungry villains such as Bowser, the ever-persistent King of the Koopas, in Super Mario games. While not adventuring, Mario participates in a variety of parties, races, sporting events and even works as his alter-ego, Dr. Mario. Mario also has a baby counterpart named Baby Mario, introduced in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as his infant counterpart but later made a standalone character in Mario spinoffs.

He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto as a stand-in for Popeye when Nintendo could not acquire the rights to said character. According to a 1993 Nintendo character guide, Mario is classified as "Homo nintendonus",[12] and according to the Insiders' Calendar included in the second issue of Nintendo Power, Mario's birthday is October 11; however, later sources have contradicted this citing his birthday as January 1.

Games have usually portrayed Mario as a straightforward character. According to Nintendo's philosophy, this allows Mario to fit in many different genres and roles. In nearly all of his spinoff appearances, Mario is defined as an all-around character. Charles Martinet created Mario's video game voice and portrayed him from 1994-2023, before stepping down for Kevin Afghani to inherit the role.

Since his debut, Mario has appeared in nearly every title in the Super Mario series. In addition, he has appeared in multiple television programs, comic books, and even two feature films. He is currently one of the most recognizable children’s favourite video game characters in the world, having him appeared in over 200+ games.


Physical description

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Mario tipping his cap.

Mario is a twenty-four to twenty-five year-old[13] Italian[9] human. Mario has fair skin, is short and stocky in stature, and is a bit portly. He has bright blue eyes, a big nose, and a thick dark-brown mustache with six bumps on it. Mario has short brown hair with two sideburns, three large bangs pointing upwards, four short bangs pointing upward at the back of his neck, and a sprout-shaped cowlick. He wears a red sweater and blue overalls with yellow buttons. He wears a red cap that has the "M" symbol for the first letter of his name and wears white gloves, and brown dress shoes.

With priority to Super Mario Sunshine, Mario wore a long-sleeved shirt (in Super Mario Sunshine, he wore a short-sleeved shirt). In the arcade version of Donkey Kong, he had a blue mustache, blue boots, hair, and a t-shirt, along with a red cap and overalls. In the arcade version of Mario Bros., he had a brown mustache, boots, and hair and wore a red shirt, blue cap, and overalls. In Super Mario Bros., he had beige eyes, a mustache, and shirt, a red cap, and overalls (due to the muted yellow tone). In Super Mario Bros. 3, he wore a red cap, red shirt, red boots, and black overalls.

Personality traits

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Mario is known for being kind, cheerful, playful, daredevil, courageous, and headstrong and is also eager and cocky in certain occasions. Nintendo producers have stated that Mario's biography is kept simple in order to make the character versatile and reusable in many different games and situations.[14] Mario is considered one of the most underdeveloped characters in the Mario franchise. Mario has proven himself to be a competent fighter, all-around sports player, and party lover in Mario spin-off titles.

Mario shows generally good sportsmanship, even complimenting his opponents, as shown in instances like Mario Kart 8 and Fortune Street, as well as smiling if he loses in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, in other spin-offs, he is usually sad after a loss and sometimes sobs. For example, in Mario Kart 64, if Mario does not place on the podium, he is shown wiping a tear. In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, if he attains a Double Bogey, he throws a small fit. Finally, it has been said that Mario loves animals, especially the most unusual ones, and he also enjoys music, particularly opera or new-wave Europop, although there is no further comment for these statements. Mario Strikers Charged gives Mario a rock-n'-roll theme for his entrance and scoring animations and an orchestrated theme for his Super Ability. It is revealed that Mario can play the piano, guitar, synthesizer, timpani, xylophone, saxophone, and trumpet.

Mario has been shown on various occasions to have an almost overbearing attitude towards his brother, as displayed by certain cutscenes in Mario Power Tennis; this is shown most often in Super Mario-kun. However, this could also just be Mario's outgoing "big brother" personality interacting with Luigi's more introverted nature. Additionally, Mario is much more impulsive and aggressive than his brother, Luigi, and is willing to enter dangerous situations all alone. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mallow even had to physically restrain Mario from brawling several times, such as before the battle with Bowyer, so that the heroes could figure out what exactly was happening to their world.

Mario has occasionally shown aggressive or vulgar tendencies throughout his appearances, but in a lighthearted and comic-relief manner. A notable exception to this is in Super Mario Momotarō, when Mario is seen holding a gun and aiming at Bowser, although to intimidate him. The title itself and the art style of the Super Mario-kun manga also depict Mario with a childish personality. "Kun" is a generally masculine Japanese honorific for juniors such as boys or teenagers.

In a virtual magazine for the Japan-exclusive Satellaview, Mario's vulgar and aggressive tendencies are exaggerated for the purpose of adult-oriented humor. Mario is shown smoking a cigarette and abusing his friends and love interest; he abuses Toad in particular often due to the latter's own perverse behavior in the magazine (or else for no reason at all), stomps on both Toad and Peach repeatedly for having oral sex behind Mario's back, and kills the former character with a gun.

The Super Smash Bros. series makes Mario a much more serious character in comparison to his typical playful depiction, whereas his younger brother is made into somewhat of a "comical and childish, yet depressive" character. This is evident in Mario's actions, since all of his attacks are "straightforward and serious," while his brother looks unwilling, hesitant, or too drowsy to be on the offense. Mario also keeps a straight face or firm expression when battling, unlike Luigi. Mario's other facial expressions are not wild or gloomy like his brother's, since he will appropriately smile during his side taunt and victory poses; appear surprised or shocked when grabbed, pummeled, or launched; or appear angry when hanging on to ledges or attacking. However, Mario's personality does not change drastically, since he is still a person who values fairness. This is evident in his losing animation, where he claps for his opponent with a smile. In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Mario assumes a leadership role, since he makes it his job to unite the playable roster of Brawl to combat the evil Tabuu and the Subspace Army. Mario is friendly, since he is able to bond with most characters, including Kirby and Pit, and is very happy to cooperate with them. Mario, however, depending on how the game's story is followed, can witness witness Link and Yoshi defeating the False Peach (thinking she is the real Peach), causing him to try fighting them. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario is more whimsical and lighthearted during battle. One of his new taunts has him flash a thumbs-up.

Mario seems to have a fixation with food. This is most notably seen in the DiC cartoon trilogy, which may also be the origin of this trait, where Mario is almost constantly hungry and fascinated with Italian food (mostly pizza and pasta), typically wanting to stop Bowser's latest scheme simply so he can eat and going to nearly any length to do so. In fact, in the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Koopenstein," when Princess Peach asked him if he ever thought about anything besides food, Mario, with pure honesty, replied, "What else is there?" As in Super Mario 64 and its remake, the original reason Mario came to the castle is that Peach was baking him a cake, which becomes a recurring trend in future games, such as Super Mario Galaxy 2 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, although Mario, as well as his friends, has also fallen for false invitations to a big feast, shown in Mario Party DS. Mario also dreams of pasta when he falls asleep in Super Mario 64, in Super Mario Odyssey, and in the Game Over screen of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. In the opening of Super Mario Sunshine, Mario is apparently daydreaming about seafood. In Fortune Street, he offers Yoshi to help by finding Yoshi's cookies but before playfully saying, "Just give me a second to brush these cookie crumbs out of my mustache!" Quite a few characters in other games also advised Mario to refrain from eating much. For instance, when Mario holds on to Hoot for too long, Hoot may complain about Mario's eating habits before getting exhausted and letting him go. Additionally, the Star Temple gate from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, while praising Mario for his pure heart, has criticized his diet, advising him to limit the Alfredo sauce and carbonara in tandem with more exercising.


"Mario: Looks like a giant empty plate...
Toadsworth: How odd, what could have happened to the airstrip?
Mario: Oh no! We're gonna be late for dinner!
Toadsworth: I imagine we'll be spending a fair amount of time at the Princess' side.
Mario: Hmm... Looks-a like Mario's gonna have to find a job!"
—Mario (Charles Martinet) and Toadsworth (Scott Burns) speaking full dialogue in the JP version of Super Mario Sunshine[15]

With Charles Martinet as his most recurring voice actor, Mario's voice is soft and high-pitched, but in a few other games and in the cartoons, Mario has a gruff voice usually associated with a Brooklyn accent. In early games, Mario fully speaks for long periods of time, such as in Mario's Game Gallery and Mario Teaches Typing 2. He also fully speaks in the Japanese version of Super Mario Sunshine in English (Charles Martinet) and holds a full conversation with Toadsworth in the cutscenes. In the Mario vs. Donkey Kong titles, Mario speaks fully, shouting sentences such as "Come back here, you big monkey!" He can be clearly heard shouting, "Welcome! Welcome, new galaxy!" in the ending of Super Mario Galaxy, as well as saying, "Thank you so much for playing my game!" after the credits of several games. Mario has also been given full dialogue in Itadaki Street DS and Fortune Street.

Since the 2010s, Mario now rarely speaks in games, his dialogue being primarily limited to numerous grunts and yells, making him somewhat of a semi-silent protagonist in recent games. Despite Nintendo's emphasis on Mario as a semi-silent protagonist in recent games, Mario is the most often heard speaking in full sentences, if occurrences outside the games (especially in special events in real life) are counted. In the Super Smash Bros. series, Mario is a lot less vocal than in the Mario games; specifically in Super Smash Bros. Brawl onward, where he speaks in a far deeper voice than any of his installments.

In some cases, Mario is a true silent protagonist, or he does not speak in English. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario is completely silent, communicating solely through pantomime. In the Paper Mario titles, he mainly communicates through simple nodding and hand gestures; while he is completely silent in Paper Mario, however, he is given grunts in the latter games. Mario is also silent during dialogue scenes in the Mario Baseball and Mario & Sonic series, although he can technically talk. In the Mario & Luigi titles, he and Luigi speak in unintelligible gibberish that the other characters can understand. In Super Mario Sunshine, Mario is "heard" speaking in the opening scenes, but his dialogue is completely inaudible, although this is present only in the American version of the game, while in the Japanese version, Mario is heard speaking coherently, such as saying, "Looks like Mario's gonna have to find a job!" to Toadsworth after landing on the Delfino Airstrip, although he still speaks more than in most games in the series.

He has full speech capabilities demonstrated in some sports titles and other games (including when being portrayed in real life), and he also speaks regularly in such mediums like the DiC cartoon trilogy, though he speaks perfect English with a Brooklyn accent in the latter. Mario has been shown to be able to speak in full sentences in promotional videos, such as a press conference released for Mario Sports Mix, and Play Nintendo's 2017 series of Mario reading letters to promote Super Mario Odyssey.[16] In promotional venues with MIRT, people can communicate with Mario by asking various questions; there, too, Mario also speaks for long periods of time. In The Cat Mario Show, Mario can speak fully, but he has an entirely different voice. Also, people can communicate with Mario by asking various questions; there, too, Mario can fully speak, although his Italian accent mostly disappears. In the games, other characters speak for him, mainly Lakitu and Toad.

Powers and abilities


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Mario swinging Bowser in Super Mario 64.

  • Superhuman Strength - Mario can lift and press objects that are several times his 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 demonstrates his skill when fighting against Bowser.
  • Superhuman Leap and 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 stories or being struck by an opponent with superhuman strength. Mario can also endure extreme environments, such as volcanoes and tundra. Also, he can withstand fire, electricity, and ice.
  • Superhuman Stamina - Mario can maintain continuous physical activity for an indefinite 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".
  • Superhuman Reflexes and Agility - Mario has shown himself time and time again to be very agile and nimble. This power allowed him to survive many dangerous situations that would kill a normal human.
  • Enhanced/Master Combatant - Mario has his fighting style as shown in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
  • Indomitable Will - Mario is shown to have a powerful force of will, completely free of evil or temptation.
  • 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.
  • Dimension Flipping - In Super Paper Mario, Mario can flip 3D after Bestovius grants the ability, but he will slowly lose a life if he stays 3D too long.
  • Pyrokinesis - Mario can 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, Super Smash Bros. series, and some of the sports titles, Mario already has this ability. Also, in the Super Smash Bros. series, 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.
  • Supernatural Survivability - Mario constantly died in his games. Despite dying from hard injuries, Mario cheated death and returned to where he had left off.


  • Leadership - Mario has proven to be a capable leader, inspiring others with his charisma, ardor, and idealism.
  • Olympic Competitor - As shown in the Mario & Sonic series, Mario is good at 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 to as Dr. Mario. In the Super Smash Bros. series, Mario and Dr. Mario are separate characters.


Mario and Luigi were Italian plumbers in Brooklyn before they resided in the Mushroom Kingdom. However, Mario and his brother retained their plumbing talents; they fixed the Beanbean Castle Sewers in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and fixed a clear pipe in Super Mario 3D World.

Mario works as an unlicensed doctor.[17] Dr. Mario aims to heal patients and defeat viruses. Dr. Mario randomly throws medication to treat virus.[18]

In the Super Mario Maker series, Mario is a builder.


Early life

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The Stork carrying the baby brothers.

A 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.[19] 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.

Donkey Kong


Mario climbing the dangerous construction site.

The original Donkey Kong (now Cranky Kong, with his grandson taking up the mantle) had kidnapped Pauline onto a dangerous construction site in 1930s New York City.[4][20] Donkey Kong taunted and teased Mario until the plucky carpenter defeated Donkey Kong, and rescued Pauline. In order to make sure nothing like that happened ever again, Mario put Donkey Kong inside a cage. He then prevented Donkey Kong Jr. from rescuing Donkey Kong, but Donkey Kong Jr. caught up with Mario, releasing his father in the process.


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Mario and Luigi under the sewers of New York.

The Italian brothers Mario and Luigi worked as plumbers inside the sewers of New York.[9][21][4] Creatures such as Fighter Flies, Sidesteppers, and Shellcreepers start coming out of Warp Pipes which they fight.

Mushroom Kingdom

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Mario and Luigi's first adventure in the Mushroom Kingdom.

After having traveled to the Mushroom Kingdom from New York through a pipe,[4] Mario and Luigi heard about Bowser summoning dark magic into the Mushroom Kingdom turning Toads into inanimate objects, Princess Peach was also kidnapped by Bowser so that she cannot undo the spell. Mario defeated Bowser and rescued Peach, who assigned him a new quest.[22]

Exploring Subcon

Main articles: Super Mario Bros. 2 and Subcon
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Mario and companions fighting against the 8-bits.

Mario had a strange dream. He saw a staircase leading to a doorway. Mario fell into another world, Subcon. A faint voice told Mario that Wart kidnapped the citizens of Subcon. The voice said that Wart placed a curse on the world, however, the curse will not affect Mario and his friends. The voice hinted Mario that Wart hates vegetables.[23]

Mario woke up from his dream and told Peach, Luigi, and Toad about his strange dream. The group decided to go to a nearby mountain for a picnic. They enjoyed looking at the scenery until they spot a small cave. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad curiously approached the cave finding a long staircase leading to the door. As they opened the door, they fell into Subcon, the land of dreams.[23] Mario remembered the advice from the voice from his dream, Wart hates vegetables. Mario confronted Wart and defeated him with vegetables. He saved the Subcons. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Peach, and the Subcons celebrate their rescue from Wart's evil spell. While sleeping, Mario wondered if the events were true.

Koopalings' invasion

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Peach kidnapped by the Koopalings.

Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach learned that Bowser sent his children called Koopalings to the rest of Mushroom World to make mischief, armed with airships for a full scale invasion. The seven Koopalings stole the seven wands from the seven kings of the seven lands and transformed them into animals. Peach and Toad said goodbye to Mario and Luigi, wishing them luck as the two brothers set off on their journey. Peach sent letters to help Mario and Luigi and enclosed jewels. Mario defeated six Koopalings and saved the six kings. After Mario rescued the Pipe Land King from the last Koopaling, Ludwig von Koopa, Mario received a letter from Bowser who had kidnapped Peach when the Brothers were away, and taken her to the Dark Land. Mario ran to Bowser's castle and confronted him. Mario defeated Bowser and saved Peach.

Dinosaur Land

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Mario, Princess Peach and the Yoshis at Yoshi's House.

Mario, Luigi, and Peach agreed to have a vacation on Dinosaur Land, specifically 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 him. He told Mario and Luigi that "monstrous turtles" sealed his friends inside eggs. Luigi realized Bowser and the Koopalings returned.[24] Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi eventually arrived in the Valley of Bowser. Mario and Luigi fought against Bowser and rescued Peach. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, and the eggs traveled back to Yoshi's Island. The Yoshis hatched from the eggs.


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Mario in Sarasaland.

Tatanga brainwashed the people of Sarasaland and conquered the entire land. He kidnapped Daisy, and plotted to marry her, and for her to be his queen. When Mario learned of this incident, he traveled as fast as he could through the four kingdoms and fought Tatanga. Upon his defeat, Mario rescued Daisy, and the people were free from Tatanga's control.[25]

Mario Land

While Mario was rescuing Sarasaland and Daisy, Wario conquered Mario Land and his castle and brainwashed the citizens. Wario scatters the six coins in Mario Land.[11] Mario was determined to take down Wario. After Mario collected the six coins from different areas, Mario proceeded to enter Wario's castle. Mario confronted Wario and defeated him. Wario surrendered and Mario conquered his own castle.

Warp Paintings

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Mario cheering after Peach's compliment.

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 learned Bowser held Peach and the Toads captive in paintings.[26] Mario entered different paintings and gathered scattered Power Stars. After saving the Toads, he collected enough Power Stars to enter Bowser’s third and final lair, and faced the Koopa King in combat and ended his terrible reign. Princess Peach was saved, and she thanked him with a kiss and baked him a cake.

Isle Delfino

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Shadow Mario invading Delfino Island.

Upon arriving on Isle Delfino, inhabitants branded Mario as a criminal. An impersonator of Mario, known asShadow 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 to the Shine Gate.[27] 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, Bowser and Bowser Jr. fell onto an isolated island, saving Isle Delfino. Mario, Peach, and F.L.U.D.D. landed onto the beach. Inhabitants apologized for accusing Mario. Mario continued enjoying his vacation.

Vibe Island

Bowser ordered his minions to kidnap Mario, Luigi, and the Toads in Peach's castle while Princess Peach, Toadsworth, and Toad were strolling in the Mushroom Kingdom. Army Hammer Bro held Mario captive in the cage. Upon Peach, Toadsworth, and Toad's arrival, they witnessed Toads with different emotions and found out Bowser kidnapped the target victims. Peach was determined to rescue the brothers and Toads. Toadsworth gave Peach an extraordinary talking umbrella named Perry. Peach and Perry headed off to Vibe Island.[28] After rescuing Toads and Luigi, the duo went to 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 the Mushroom Kingdom.

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Mario in Space.

Mario was sent a letter by Peach inviting him to celebrate the Star Festival, telling him there was something she wanted to give him. Unable to resist, Mario immediately left for the castle. However, Bowser and the Koopa Troop once again attack, lifting Peach's Castle into space via a huge spaceship, seemingly of alien origin, when Mario was about to get in. He is blasted into space by Kamek before he reaches Peach and is left for dead. He is found by the Lumas, who make him play a game of tag before explaining what is going on to him. Mario also meets the Luma's "mother", Rosalina, who agrees to help him fight Bowser and rescue Peach, whom she calls Mario's "special one". She reveals that Bowser attacked her Comet Observatory and stole all their Power Stars, leaving the Observatory in a state of darkness. Mario, being paired with a Luma that gives him a powerful spin attack, is tasked with getting all of the stars to get the ship moving. Along the way, he meets several monsters, other weird characters (including a cosmic doppelgänger), and meets up with a ragtag group of Toads and his brother Luigi. After successfully getting the Power Stars, the Observatory is able to get moving to Bowser's galaxy reactor where Bowser plans to create his own galaxy and rule "every pitiful corner of the universe". The two enemies fight in a massive battle (fittingly named "The Fate of the Universe"), and Mario wins, sending Bowser plummeting into the sun, saving Peach and taking his Grand Star. However, without the grand star powering up the sun, it causes an explosion leading to a massive black hole that pulls in everything and kills nearly everyone in its vicinity. All of the Lumas, including the one who accompanied Mario throughout his journey, are forced to sacrifice themselves to contain the black hole and recreate the universe, but not before the Luma waves goodbye to the plumber. After the massive explosion, Mario is protected by Rosalina, being the only one who survived it. She tells him that new baby stars are being born as a result. Afterward, Mario wakes up in the Mushroom Kingdom, only it is now a combination of all the worlds he visited. Additionally, everyone survived the black hole, though several of them do not remember anything.

Galaxy Generator

Peach invited Mario to her castle for the cake.[29] When Mario arrived, Bowser, who had grown to massive proportions, kidnapped Peach and took her away to the center of the universe. Mario, after another long space journey, defeated Bowser's Galaxy Generator. Peach then appeared with the Grand Star and landed on the garden planet with Mario. The Comet Observatory was then set 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.

Sprixie Kingdom

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Mario and company witnessing Bowser kidnapping the green Sprixie Princess.

Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Blue Toad were enjoying the fireworks on a walk one peaceful night in the Mushroom Kingdom. On their path, they found a slanted Clear Pipe. After Mario and Luigi used their plumbing skills to fix the pipe, a green Sprixie Princess escaped in a panic, 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 for 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 the others rescued the green Sprixie Princess, they continued to save 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.

Cap Kingdom

Mario discovered much to his dismay that Peach was once again kidnapped by Bowser. This time, however, Bowser did not do it to spite Mario; instead, he planned on forcing Peach to marry him. Furious, Mario intercepted the Koopa King in his sparsely-decorated airship but was quickly defeated thanks to Bowser's large mechanical hat outfitted with boxing gloves. Knocking Mario off the airship with extreme force, Bowser mocked the plumber and destroyed hisbeloved red cap.

Crashing into the Cap Kingdom, Mario met a sentient hat ghost named Cappy, who revealed he was also chasing Bowser. Apparently, Bowser had recently attacked the kingdom (wrecking several of the local Bonneter's airships) and took his sister Tiara, using her as Peach's new headwear for the wedding. Realizing they share a common goal, Cappy offers to work with Mario, using what remained of Mario's cap to transform into it. This gave Mario the ability to throw Cappy and make him come back like a boomerang, as well as the "CAPture" ability, allowing the plumber to take control of living creatures and inanimate objects. After defeating the Broodals, Bowser's newest minions, and making their way to the Cascade Kingdom, they discover an old airship known as the Odyssey and empower it using Power Moons, allowing them to travel to new kingdoms.

Despite all his new abilities at his disposal, Mario fails to prevent Bowser from escaping to other kingdoms and taking each kingdom's precious artifacts, such as the Lake Kingdom's Lochlady Dress. After numerous run-ins with the Broodals and other monsters, Mario and Cappy confront Bowser in his kingdom and find out that Bowser plans not to marry Peach on his kingdom, but literally on the Moon. He smacks the two away with his mechanical hat and leaves them at the mercy of the Broodals, who came back with a gigantic robot dubbed "RoboBrood". After destroying the robot, the two make their way to the moon. Cappy gives Mario a flashy new white tuxedo before arriving at Bowser and Peach's wedding.

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Mario breaking into the wedding hall.

Intercepting the "royal wedding", Mario finally defeats Bowser and frees Peach, only for the platform they were standing on to fall away, causing them to fall to the Underground Moon Caverns. With no other way to escape, Mario is forced to use Cappy to hijack Bowser's body, using the Koopa King's brute strength to get himself and everyone else out of the caverns, conveniently landing next to the Odyssey. After reuniting Cappy and Tiara, Mario attempts to propose to Peach, but the now-conscious Bowser ruins everything by smacking him out of the way and proposing himself. Outraged, the two fight over their proposals, but Peach, angered at their immaturity, refuses both advances, leading to Bowser crying and the equally sad Mario having to comfort him. Peach then calls them to come back home on the Odyssey with Cappy and Tiara. However, only Mario makes it to the ship, kicking Bowser away and stranding him on the moon.

Returning to the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario and Cappy continue looking for Power Moons. After grabbing numerous Power Moons, visiting Peach and Tiara in other kingdoms (they apparently wanted to visit said kingdom on their own terms), fighting the Broodals again (they are mad at the plumber for driving them out of a job), and fighting a harder version of Bowser in the Moon Kingdom, they are able to fully power up the Odyssey. After that, Mario, along with everyone else, takes a photo in front of Peach's Castle and gets a replacement cap from Cappy.


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Game Role Year Console Notes
Donkey Kong Playable character 1981 Arcade Game debut
Donkey Kong Jr. Playable character 1982 Arcade
Mario's Cement Factory Playable character 1983 Game & Watch
Mario's Bombs Away Playable character 1983 Game & Watch
Pinball Playable character 1983 Arcade
Mario Bros. Playable character 1983 Arcade
Punch-Out!! Non-playable character 1983 Arcade Featured as the referee
Mario Bros. Special Playable character 1984 NEC PC-8801
Punch Ball Mario Bros. Playable character 1984 NEC PC-6001
Donkey Kong Circus Non-playable character 1984 Game & Watch
Donkey Kong Hockey Non-playable character 1984 Game & Watch
Tennis Non-playable character 1984 NES Serves as the referee
Pinball Playable character 1984 NES Only playable in the Bonus Stage
Golf Playable character 1984 NES
Wrecking Crew Playable character 1985 NES
Super Mario Bros. Playable character 1985 NES First Super Mario Bros. debut
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Playable character 1986 NES
I Am a Teacher: Super Mario no Sweater Playable character 1986 Family Computer Disk System
All Night Nippon: Super Mario Bros. Playable character 1986 Family Computer Disk System
Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race Playable character 1987 Family Computer Disk System
Super Mario Bros. 2 Playable character 1988 NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Playable character 1988 NES
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally Playable character 1988 NES
Kaettekita Mario Bros. Playable character 1988 NES
Super Mario Land Playable character 1989 GB
Alleyway Playable character 1989 NES
Baseball Playable character 1989 GB
Tetris Playable character 1989 GB Only featured as player one's character in multiplayer.
Tetris Cameo 1989 NES Makes a cameo alongside some other Nintendo characters in the results screen after completing Type B
Qix Non-playable character, cameo 1990 GB Cameos in the different endings; represented as player 1's team in two-player mode.
Dr. Mario Playable character 1990 GB
F-1 Race Cameo 1990 GB
Super Mario World Playable character 1990 SNES
NES Open Tournament Golf Playable character 1991 NES
Mario Teaches Typing Non-playable character 1991 MS-DOS
Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up Non-playable character 1991 MS-DOS
Mario the Juggler Playable character 1991 Game & Watch
Yoshi Playable character 1991 NES
Super Scope 6 Cameo 1992 SNES
Mario Paint Non-playable character 1992 SNES
Super Mario Kart Playable character 1992 SNES
Yoshi's Cookie Playable character 1992 SNES
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Playable character 1992 GB
Mario is Missing! Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Mario's Time Machine Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Mario & Wario Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Super Mario All-Stars Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Mario's Early Years: Fun with Numbers Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Yoshi's Cookie Non-playable character 1993 NES
Yoshi's Safari Playable character 1993 NES
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Non-playable character 1994 GB
Mario's Time Machine Non-playable character 1994 NES
Hotel Mario Playable character 1994 Philips CD-i
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Cameo 1995 SNES One of the characters on the podium at Cranky Kong's Video Game Heroes
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Non-playable character 1995 SNES
Mario's Game Gallery Non-playable character 1995 SNES
Mario's Picross Non-playable character 1995 GB
Mario's Super Picross Non-playable character 1995 SNES
Mario Tennis Non-playable character 1995 VB
Mario Clash Playable character 1995 VB
Mario Teaches Typing 2 Non-playable character 1996 Windows
Super Mario 64 Playable character 1996 N64
Mario Kart 64 Playable character 1996 N64
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Playable character 1996 SNES
Mario no Photopi Non-playable character 1996 N64
Game & Watch Gallery Playable character 1997 GB
Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium Playable character 1997 SNES
Game & Watch Gallery 2 Playable character 1997 GB
Wrecking Crew '98 Playable character 1998 SNES
Mario Party Playable character 1998 SNES
Super Smash Bros. Playable character 1999 N64
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Playable character 1999 NES
Mario Golf Playable character 1999 N64
Mario Golf Playable character 1999 GBC
Mario Party 2 Playable character 1999 GBC
Mario Artist: Paint Studio Playable character 2000 N64
Mario Artist: Talent Studio Non-playable character 2000 N64
Mario Artist: Communication Kit Non-playable character 2000 N64
Mario Artist: Polygon Studio Non-playable character 2000 N64
Mario's Tennis Playable character 2000 N64
Paper Mario Playable character 2000 N64
Mario Party 3 Playable character 2000 N64
Dr. Mario 64 Playable character 2001 N64
Luigi's Mansion Non-playable character 2001 GCN
Super Smash Bros. Melee Playable character 2001 GCN
Mario Tennis Playable character 2001 GBC
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Non-playable character 2001 GBA
Super Mario Advance Playable character 2001 GBA
Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World Playable character 2001 GBA
Super Mario Sunshine Playable character 2002 GCN
Mario Party 4 Playable character 2002 GCN
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Playable character 2002 GBA
Game & Watch Gallery 4 Playable character 2002 GBA
Mario Party-e Playable character 2003 GCN
Mario Party 5 Playable character 2003 GCN
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Playable character 2003 GCN
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Playable character 2003 GCN
Nintendo Puzzle Collection Playable character 2003 GCN
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Playable character 2003 GBA
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Playable character 2003 GBA
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Playable character 2004 GBA
Classic NES Series Super Mario Bros. Playable character 2004 GBA
Mario Party 6 Playable character 2004 GBA
Mario Power Tennis Playable character 2004 GCN
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Playable character 2004 GBA
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Playable character 2004 GBA
Mario Pinball Land Playable character 2004 GBA
Super Mario 64 DS Playable character 2004 DS First Nintendo DS appearance.
Yoshi Touch & Go Playable character 2005 DS
Yakuman DS Playable character 2005 DS
NBA Street V3 Playable character 2005 DS Guest appearance
Mario Superstar Baseball Playable character 2005 GCN
Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix Playable character 2005 GCN
SSX on Tour Playable character 2005 GCN
Mario Kart DS Playable character 2005 DS
Mario Party 7 Playable character 2005 GCN
Super Mario Strikers Playable character 2005 GCN
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Playable character 2005 DS
Mario Party Advance Playable character 2005 GBA
Mario Tennis: Power Tour Playable character 2005 GBA
Mario Kart Arcade GP Playable character 2005 Arcade
Super Princess Peach Non-playable character 2005 DS
New Super Mario Bros. Non-playable character 2006 DS
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Non-playable character 2006 DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Non-playable character 2006 DS
Yoshi's Island DS Non-playable character 2006 DS Mario appears as Baby Mario.
Tetris DS Non-playable character 2006 DS
Super Paper Mario Playable character 2007 Wii
Mario Party 8 Playable character 2007 Wii
Mario Strikers Charged Playable character 2007 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Playable character 2007 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy Playable character 2007 Wii
Mario Party DS Playable character 2007 Wii
Itadaki Street DS Playable character 2007 DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Playable character 2007 Arcade
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Playable character 2008 Wii
Dr. Mario Express Playable character 2008 Wii
Dr. Mario Online Rx Playable character 2008 Wii
Mario Kart Wii Playable character 2008 Wii
Game & Watch Collection Playable character 2008 DS
Mario Super Sluggers Playable character 2008 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Playable character 2009 Wii, DS
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Playable character 2009 DS
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Playable character 2010 DS
Game & Watch Collection 2 Playable character 2010 DS
Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition Playable character 2010 Wii
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Playable character 2010 Wii
Mario Sports Mix Playable character 2010 Wii
Super Mario 3D Land Playable character 2011 3DS First Nintendo 3DS appearance.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Playable character 2011 Wii, 3DS
Mario Kart 7 Playable character 2011 Wii, 3DS
Fortune Street Playable character 2011 Wii
Mario Party 9 Playable character 2011 Wii Final Wii appearance.
Mario Tennis Open Playable character 2011 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Playable character 2012 3DS
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Playable character 2012 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Playable character 2012 Wii U First Wii U appearance.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Non-playable character 2013 Wii U
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Non-playable character 2013 Arcade
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Playable character 2013 3DS
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move Playable character 2013 3DS
Super Mario 3D World Playable character 2013 Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Playable character 2013 Wii U
Mario Party: Island Tour Playable character 2013 3DS
NES Remix Playable character 2013 Wii U
NES Remix 2 Playable character 2013 Wii U
Mario Golf: World Tour Playable character 2014 3DS
Yoshi's New Island Playable character 2014 3DS Mario appears as Baby Mario.
Mario Kart 8 Playable character 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Playable character 2014 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Playable character 2014 Wii U
Ultimate NES Remix Playable character 2014 Wii U
Mario Party 10 Playable character 2015 Wii U
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Non-playable character 2015 Wii U
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Non-playable character 2015 3DS
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure Playable character 2015 Wii U
Super Mario Maker Playable character 2015 Wii U
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Playable character 2015 Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Playable character 2015 Wii U
Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge Playable character 2016 Wii U, 3DS
Minecraft: Wii U Edition Playable character 2016 Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash Playable character 2016 Wii U
Mario Party: Star Rush Playable character 2016 3DS
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Playable character 2016 3DS
Super Mario Run Playable character 2016 Mobile
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Playable character 2017 Switch First Nintendo Switch appearance.
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Playable character 2017 Mobile
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Playable character 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Playable character 2017 3DS
Super Mario Odyssey Playable character 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario Party: The Top 100 Playable character 2017 3DS
Mario Tennis Aces Playable character 2018 3DS
WarioWare Gold Non-playable character 2018 3DS Mario appeared in several microgames.
Super Mario Party Playable character 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Playable character 2018 Nintendo Switch Mario and Dr. Mario are separate characters.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Playable character 2019 3DS Final Nintendo 3DS appearance.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Playable character 2019 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Maker 2 Playable character 2019 Nintendo Switch
Dr. Mario World Playable character. 2019 Mobile Mario appears as Dr. Mario.
Mario Kart Tour Playable character 2019 Mobile
Luigi's Mansion 3 Non-playable character 2019 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Playable character 2019 Nintendo Switch
Paper Mario: The Origami King Playable character 2020 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Playable character 2020 Nintendo Switch A playable character in 64, Sunshine and Galaxy.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Playable character 2021 Nintendo Switch
Mario Golf: Super Rush Playable character 2021 Nintendo Switch
WarioWare: Get It Together! Microgame cameo 2021 Nintendo Switch
Mario Party Superstars Playable character 2021 Nintendo Switch
Mario Strikers: Battle League Playable character 2022 Nintendo Switch
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Playable character 2022 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Bros. Wonder Playable character 2023 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario RPG Playable character 2023 Nintendo Switch Same role as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
Mario & Luigi: Brothership Playable character 2024 Nintendo Switch

Behind the scenes

Creation and development

DK Mario Commercial

Mario in a fedora from a live-action Donkey Kong commercial

Shigeru Miyamoto was developing a video game called Donkey Kong. Nintendo had to draw Mario as a small character and look human. His developing team needed to draw Mario with distinctive features.[30] Mario was based off Popeye. Fans mistook the gap between his nose and mouth was his mustache.[31] Shigeru Miyamoto drew Mario's mustache that he did not need to draw the mouth.[30] American commercials for the original Donkey Kong (game) depicted Mario in 1930s clothing.


Mario is an Italian name from the Old Latin name, Marius. The name connects to Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology.


  • Charles Martinet formerly voiced Mario, having begun in Super Mario 64, until his retirement in 2023. He became the Mario Ambassador as of August 21, 2023.[32]
  • Toru Furuya voiced Mario from 1986 to 1991 in the original video animation series. He also voiced him from 1992 to 1993 at the Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium commericals.
  • Takeshi Aono voiced Mario in the Mario Paint commercial.
  • Marc Graue voiced Mario in Hotel Mario.
  • Ronald B. Reuben voiced Mario in the original Mario Teaches Typing.
  • Kevin Afghani is current voice of Mario, having begun in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

Real-world influences

Cultural impact

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.[33]

Mario has appeared on Death Battle! where he fought Sonic and lost and he fought him in a rematch but this time Mario regained triumph due to his Power, Durability, and Arsenal.

Google Maps Mario screenshot

Mario's appearance on Google Maps.

Mario made his appearance in Google Maps to celebrate Mario Day.[34] Mario riding on a Pipe Frame replaces the navigation arrow.

Puppet Mario

The Puppet being used at E3 1998 or E3 2001

The Puppet at E3 1998 or E3 2001

During E3 1996, E3 1997, MLB All Stars 1997, E3 1998 and E3 2001, Mario appeared as a puppet. The Nintendo puppet was being made at the time they asked Michael Curry Design to make the puppets.[citation needed][35]


GWR 2018 Charles Martinet

Charles Martinet (on the right) with the Guiness World Record certificate.

Game Savvy ranked Mario as #4 on the "Our 50 Favorite Video Game Characters" blog.[36] 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.[37]

Willow Green ranked Mario as #2 on "The 50 Greatest Characters", considering Mario as "the most recognisable gaming hero of all time".[38]


  • Mario's birthday is on October 11.[39]
  • Mario has had more playable appearances than any other character in video game history.
  • According to the team name Super Mario Bros., many among the fanbase had inferred that Mario and Luigi's last names were "Mario." Miyamoto states that this information is untrue before eventually going along with it, thus making "Mario" the brothers' canon surnames.
  • In the classic games and in the DiC cartoons, Mario's attire consisted of a blue shirt with red overalls; this color scheme would later be inverted. However, the classic blue shirt and red overalls color scheme appears in a number of games as an alternate costume.
    • Strangely enough, said color scheme is not available in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Mario has always worn his signature cap, ever since he was a baby.
  • Mario used to have a very low New York voice.
  • 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." The director had promised that he will return for Ralph Breaks the Internet, but again he does not.[40]
  • Despite people assuming that Mario says "So long, gay Bowser" when throwing Bowser far in Super Mario 64, Charles Martinet has confirmed that Mario is, in fact, saying "So long, king-a Bowser!."[41]
  • Mario may be good spirited, but he's done some devious things, too. This includes cussing on promotional images for the film Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!, smoking in the Japanese exclusive "Lilly Franky Theater", becoming waist naked in a fit of rage in a Mario manga. However, it could be argued that these examples are not canonical to the game series. Although in one occasion, in Mario Power Tennis, if Luigi wins the tournament Mario appears and instead of simply congratulating him, he pats him on the back with increasing force and intentionally steps on his foot for no apparent reason, then laughs about it.
  • In the first appearance from Donkey Kong in 1981, Jumpman was a carpenter. Then in his own game as Mario in 1983, he appears as a plumber throughout the rest of the Super Mario series.
  • Through Mario's career, he was a rival of Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega. Their rivalry may have been the "cause of the Console Wars".
    • Despite Nintendo being victorious, Sonic and Mario having been to the Olympics together since implies that Sega and Nintendo made up after the long battle.
  • Many fans argue "when was Charles Martinet's first role as the plumber". Two common arguments are Mario's Game Gallery and an old Mario pinball machine.
  • Mario, Luigi and Wario are the first three symbolic characters voiced by Kevin Afghani.


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See also


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  3. Michael McWhertor. Before Mario, Before Jumpman, There Was 'Ossan'. Mario Portal. Retrieved on 2015-14-09.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 インタビュー マリオ映画公開記念!宮本茂さんインタビュー 制作の始まりから驚きの設定まで (April 25, 2023). Nintendo Dream Web. Retrieved April 25, 2023
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  6. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide Nintendo Power "According to the visitor from Brooklyn, he had been invited to the castle for a piece of cake, which Peach had just baked." Page 4
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  22. Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet, page 2
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  26. Super Mario 64 instruction booklet
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  40. Screenrant - Real reason why Mario didn't appear in Wreck-It Ralph
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