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- "It's-a me, Mario!"
- ― Mario, Super Mario 64
Mario (マリオ Mario?) (originally called Mr. Video and Jumpman and also called Super Mario or Mario Mario) is a former, plumber who resides in Mushroom Kingdom. Mario rules his land, Mario Land. Mario and his brother, Luigi used to live in Brooklyn as plumbers.
Mario and his brother are the titular protagonists of the long-running and highly successful Mario franchise. Shigeru Miyamoto created Mario, who was based off Popeye. Mario rescues Princess Peach from Bowser. Super Princess Peach reversed Mario and Peach's role, Bowser kidnaps Mario and Peach rescues him.
Mario is a twenty-four or twenty-five year old Italian human. Mario has fair skin, short and stocky and medium portly. He has bright blue eyes, big nose and a thick dark-brown mustache with six bumps. Mario has short brown hair with two sideburns, three large bangs pointing upwards, four short bangs point upward the back of his neck and a sprout-shaped cowlick.
He wears a red shirt and blue overalls with yellow buttons. He has a red cap that has the "M" symbol for his name and wears white gloves and brown shoes.
Prior to Super Mario Sunshine, He wore a long-sleeved shirt. In the arcade version of Donkey Kong, He had a blue mustache, hair, and overalls, a red cap and shirt. In Mario Bros.'s arcade version, He had a brown mustache and hair. He wore a red shirt, a blue cap, and overalls. In Super Mario Bros., He had beige eyes, mustache, and shirt, red cap and overalls. In Super Mario Bros. 3, He wore the red cap and shirt, and black overalls.
Mario is a simple character without a solid personality since he was meant for players to integrate their own personality into his character. When Mario expresses his demeanor, Mario is aggressive and impulsive, sometimes going head-on into things without much meditation.
Despite these potential flaws, he is a brave, just, moral, righteous, and kind-hearted hero with a strong sense of justice, morality, and righteousness. He acts as a leader and puts, more often than not, other people's needs before his own. Mario is ready to help a friend and take on a new challenge. 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. Mario is also shown to be polite and smart, even acting like a gentleman.
Although Mario is a good-natured person, he does not enjoy losing in spin-off games. This is shown in Luigi's ending in Mario Power Tennis; he congratulates his brother, but steps on Luigi's foot.
Powers and abilities
- 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 tundras. 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. 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 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 and Super Smash Bros. series, Mario already has this power. 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 on Mario and Sonic at the Olympics series, Mario is good at all-around type.
Luigi is Mario's younger twin brother. Luigi joins Mario on his adventures, and the two of them are paired together in sports titles and spin-offs. They have a strong brotherly bond and help each other when one is in trouble, as seen in games such as Luigi's Mansion. At times, Mario does exhibit a competitive sibling attitude toward Luigi, such as when he intentionally steps and squirms on Luigi's foot when Luigi receives a trophy in Mario Power Tennis.
The rest of Mario's family has not been extensively explored, especially outside the games. Mario and Luigi's supposed parents made a cameo at the end of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, although the game does not show their faces or names. Furthermore, Yoshi's New Island has stated that these two are not Mario and Luigi's parents.
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 plumbers in Brooklyn before they resided in the Mushroom Kingdom. However, Mario and his brother retained their plumbling talents; they fixed the Beanbean Castle Sewers in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and fixed a clear pipe in Super Mario 3D World.
In Super Mario Maker series, Mario is a builder.
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, the first documented time since their childhood. They worked as plumbers inside the sewers of New York.
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 so that she cannot undo the spell. Mario defeated Bowser and rescued Peach, who assigned him a new quest.
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 Subcon. The voice said that Wart placed a curse in the world, however, the curse will not affect Mario and his friends. The voice hinted Mario that Wart hates vegetables.
Mario woke up from his dream and told Peach, Luigi and Toad about his strange dream. The group decided to go to the 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. 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.
Mario, Luigi, Toad and Peach learned that Bowser sent his children called Koopalings to Mushroom World to make mischief. The seven Koopalings stole the seven wands from the seven kings of the seven lands and transformed them into animals. Peach and Toad farewelled Mario and Luigi wishing them luck as the two brothers set off 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 into the Dark Land. Mario ran to Bowser's castle and confronted him. Mario defeated Bowser and saved Peach.
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 that "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.
Tatanga brainwashed the people in Sarasaland and conquered it. He kidnapped Daisy, plotted to marry her and to be his queen. When Mario learnt this incident, he travelled through the four kingdoms and fought Tatanga. Upon his defeat, Mario rescued Daisy, and the people were free from Tatanga's control.
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. 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.
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 learnt Bowser held Peach and the Toads captive in paintings. Mario entered different 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 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, 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.
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 unordinary umbrella named Perry. Peach and Perry headed off to 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 the Mushroom Kingdom.
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. Mario 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 the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, and his passing acquaintances celebrated reconstructed galaxies celebrating.
Peach invited Mario to her castle for the 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.
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 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.
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 the ground at Cap Kingdom. Cappy, a hat-like ghost who can "capture" (read: possess) enemies and allies, found Mario and told him that Bowser kidnapped his sister, Tiara. Cappy assisted Mario while they venture to multiple kingdoms to stop Bowser.
Mario made his debut in Donkey Kong and was originally called Mr. Video and Jumpman. As a playable character, Mario must avoid touching the barrels and collect items.
Mario is a playable character in Mario Bros.. Only Mario's physical appearance was used from earlier games. Luigi is portrayed as the green palette swap of Mario.
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 Bros./The Lost Levels
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).
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/Super Mario 64 DS
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.
Mario returns in the remake Super Mario 64 DS. Mario has been trapped by Goomboss and Yoshi is the only character that can rescue him. In addition, Mario is required to unlock Luigi who has been trapped by King Boo. Mario is the most balanced of the four characters and plays very much the same way as he did in the original game.
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 installments.
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.
Mario Party series
Mario Party 2
Mario is playable character in Mario Party 2. Mario aims to become the Super Star.
Mario Party 3
Mario is playable character in Mario Party 3. In Story Mode, Mario will compete against the player in Mr. Mover unless the player chooses Mario. In Duel Mode, Koopa Troopa is Mario's default partner. Along with other characters, Mario aims to become the Super Star.
Mario Party 4
In the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario and the other characters were in Peach's Castle Garden when they saw something big landing in the garden. They found out that Toad, Goomba, Boo, Shy Guy and Koopa Troopa discovered a mysterious Party Cube.
Mario Party 5
Mario appeared in Mario Party 5 as a default playable character.
One day, in the Dream Depot, the Star Guards invited Mario and other people to a party. The Stat Guards allowed them to visit the world of dreams. Bowser planned to invade Dream Depot and destroy everyone's dreams. However, Mario and the others fought Bowser and defeated him. While the two people were floating, Bowser sulked for his loss and realized his dream came true. Bowser told Mario his dream that he wished for a strong opponent; despite his loss in the battle, he won his dream and Bowser farewelled Mario.
Mario Party 6
Mario is a default playable character in Mario Party 6.
During the story, Brighton and Twila fought to know who is the more impressive. Mario and the others tried to get them to make up, but Brighton and Twilight continued. The group decided to throw a Mario Party and gather the power of the Star and to use their power to calm down the arguing beings.
Mario Party 7
Mario is a default playable character in Mario Party 7.
Mario and his friends received an invitation from Toadsworth to go on a luxury cruise. Bowser wanted to sabotage Mario's party, so they fought Bowser.
Mario Party DS
Mario is a playable character in Mario Party DS.
Mario and his friends received a letter from Bowser who "apologized" for his behavior and invited them to his place. When they arrived, Bowser and Bowser Jr. locked them in a cage. Bowser used the Minimizer to shrink them to chess piece sizes. Kamek threw the group out from a distance. While travelling, they helped other characters in their quests. Mario and company encountered Bowser in his pinball machine. Mario prepared to fight against Bowser thus ue grew back to her normal size to defeat Bowser. Mario and company tied up Bowser and Bowser Jr.. The Sky Crystals combined into a crystal DS, allowing them to play Triangle Twisters. They included Bowser and Bowser Jr. to play the game too.
Mario Party 8
Mario appeared in Mario Party 8 as a playable character. Mario, MC Ballyhoo and the rest of the crew attend the Star Carnival. MC Ballyhoo hosted an event in the Star Battle Arena. After Mario won the event, Ballyhoo was about to give the Star Rod until Bowser snatched it. Mario chased Bowser to complete the final board in Bowser's Warped Orbit. After Mario triumphed Bowser's minion, Bowser returned the Star Rod, however, he decided to start the final showdown. Mario used the Star Rod and defeated him and returned to the carnival. MC Ballyhoo declared him as the superstar.
Mario Party 9
Mario is a default playable character in Mario Party 9. In Solo Mode, Mario and his friends watched the stars from Peach's Castle. However, Bowser and Bowser Jr. stole the Mini Stars. The crew ran to retrieve the Mini Stars. Mario and his ally retrieved more Mini Stars than Kamek and Shy Guy. The Mini Stars break free from the machines and return to the sky. The crew continued watching the stars.
Mario Party: Island Tour
Mario is a playable character in Mario Party: Island Tour. At the prologue, everyone was roaming around Mushroom Kingdom. Mario received a letter that they were invited to the party. They were trapped in the bubbles carrying them to the sky.
Mario Party 10
Mario Party: Star Rush
In Toad Scramble, Super Dice Block is Mario's personal Dice Block. Mario can stomp on Goombas in the grass to earn coins. Luigi has the same ability as Mario. if the player uses Mario's amiibo, Mario will be the starting player, but the colored TOad is the ally. Additionally, the opponent cannot take Mario to their team if the opponent wins the duel. In Coinathlon, if the player uses Mario's amiibo, Mario will have the Red Coin Bag available at the start of the game. Mario's name is mentioned on Mario Shuffle. In Balloon Bash, if the player uses Mario's amiibo, Mario will grant the Double Dice Block to the player. Like other characters, Mario can be viewed in the Character Museum.
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario is one of the eight playable characters in Mario Party: The Top 100. The Top 100 reused Star Rush's sprites of Mario.
Super Mario Party
Mario is one of the twenty playable characters in Super Mario Party. He is one of the sixteen default playable characters. Super Mario Party reused Mario's Mario Party 10 victory and losing animations. The Mario Dice Block is Mario's personal Dice Block. On boards, Mario and Luigi are the only characters who has Toad speaking for them.
Mario & Luigi series
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga/Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Mario teams up with his younger brother Luigi in this video game series. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Bowser's Minions. Superstar Saga and Bowser's Minions depicts Mario as a well-known hero while Luigi as Mario's not-as-famous brother. Mario can perform Firebrand after he obtains it at the Oho Oasis.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario and Luigi used E. Gadd's Time Machine to travel to the past and find Princess Peach. Mario and Luigi joined forces with past selves. In the game, Mario and Luigi carry Baby Mario and Baby Luigi respectively. The player can separate the brothers and their younger counterparts to freely control two partners at once, allowing the player to progress through the story.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story/Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Fawful gave a Vacuum Mushroom to Bowser, inhaling the citizens in the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario, Luigi and Starlow. The player can control Mario and Luigi, and Bowser separately.
In Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros.
Mario is one of the playable characters from Super Smash Bros.. He is the first character on the selection screen and is available at the start of the game. Mario and Luigi represent the Mario universe. Mario's pose on the official artwork resembles his Super Mario Bros. 2 artwork. Mario's character selection portrait screen strongly resembles his official artwork from Super Mario 64. While he is the only character who speaks in one of his victory poses, he is also to the first character to do it.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mario has an alternate costume with a blue shirt and red overalls. In Subspace Emissary, Mario and Luigi never interacted with each other. Mario cannot crawl in Brawl despite his ability to crawl in the Super Mario series. Mario is one of the playable characters in
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Mario's artwork shows him with a fireball, however, it does not appear in the official game. The fireball does not appear on Mario's alternate costumes too. This game marks the first time Mario has eight alternate costumes. This is also the last game where his Wario-based costume and Fire Flower-based alternate costumes appear. Additionally, Mario appears on five trophies. Mario is a default playable character in
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario is one of the playable characters that reappeared in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Mario is available at the beginning of the game. Additionally, Mario has two alternate costumes: his builder costume based on his appearance in Super Mario Maker and his wedding costume in Super Mario Odyssey. Mario is classified as #1 on the fighter roster. Cappy's eyes appears in Mario's side taunt.
In the World of Light, Mario is one of the three characters' who must be unlocked by fighting them in the Neutral-type Fighter Battle. Unlike most fighters, Mario appeared in every World of Light cutscene. Being the first fighter unlocked, this depicts Mario as the deuteragonist of Ultimate.
Due to the presence of his builder and wedding costumes, he has three Fighter Spirits. In total, Mario appears in twenty different spirits.
Mario's Classic Mode route is based off Super Mario Odyssey, fighting a group of fighters from various universes referencing him travelling different kingdoms. Mario appears in Peach's congratulations screen, it may be based off the scrapped ending of Odyssey. Mario also appears in Bowser's congratulations screen that may be referencing the reversed roles in Super Princess Peach and the events in Odyssey.
The Legend of Zelda series
Mario makes a cameo in the Japanese-only Captain Rainbow as a portrait above Tracy's (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening) throne. An empty portrait and Link are sitting to the left of his picture. The portrait is Mario's Mario Party DS artwork.
In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, he appears in several portraits within NPC homes.
Mario made a cameo in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. A picture of him along with other Mario characters, such as Luigi and Yoshi could be seen outside of a window in Princess Zelda's room in Hyrule Castle.
Mario makes a cameo in Captain Rainbow. He appears as a portrait above Tracy's (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening) throne. An empty portrait and Link are sitting to the left of his picture. The portrait is Mario's artwork from Mario Party DS.
Mario makes a cameo as the referee in Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! and its remake. He also appeared in a new paper cut out. Next to him are two lines of text. One reads "Daddy, come home!" and "I Found a Key!" What one of these lines apply to the Mario photo in unknown.
In other media
The Donkey Kong Show
Mario, Pauline, and Donkey Kong all starred in an animated television show based on Donkey Kong, and Donkey Kong 3.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Mario is a plumber who lives in Brooklyn with Luigi. Mario and Luigi work in a business called Mario Bros. Plumbing. Mario wears a blue shirt and red overalls as depicted with Mario's appearance before Super Mario Bros. 3.
|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|
|Mario Bros.||Playable character||1983||Arcade|
|Punch Out!!||Non-playable character||1983||Arcade|
|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|
|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 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|
|Dr. Mario||Playable character||1990||GB|
|F-1 Race||Playable character||1990||GB|
|Super Mario World||Playable character||1990||NES|
|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|
|Super Scope 6||Playable character||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|
|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 Playschool||Non-playable character||1994||SNES|
|Hotel Mario||Playable character||1994||Philips CD-i|
|Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest||Non-playable character||1995||SNES|
|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 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||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|
|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||2010||3DS||First Nintendo 3DS appearance.|
|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 Z + 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||Switch|
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions||Playable character||2017||3DS|
|Super Mario Odyssey||Playable character||2017||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||Switch|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Playable character||2018||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||Switch|
|Super Mario Maker 2||Playable character||2019||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||Switch|
|Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games||Playable character||2019||Switch|
|Paper Mario: The Origami King||Playable character||2020||Switch|
|Mario Kart series|
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. His 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 an Italian name from the Old Latin name, Marius. The name connects to Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology.
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.
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.
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.
Willow Green ranked Mario as #2 on "The 50 Greatest Characters", considering Mario as "the most recognisable gaming hero of all time".
- Mario is a playable character more than any other character in video game history.
- 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. However, 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 Nintendo characters who talk in sentences.
- In the RPG series neither Mario or Luigi talk with speech bubbles.
- 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." The director had promised that he will return for Wreck-It-Ralph 2, but again he does not.
- 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.
- Eventually Mario and Luigi's surname was confirmed to be Mario by Miyamoto himself. He decided to go along with it, despite stating they have no last name before this.
- In a 1993 Nintendo Character Guide, created to ensure that third party companies did not misrepresent the characters, Mario is revealed to be of the species "Homo Nintendonus."
- 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 been to the Olymipics together implies that Sega and Nintendo made up after the long battle.
- Mario was planned to be the character in Wii Sports and Splatoon's development but was scrapped.
- 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."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Mario Was Almost Called Mr Video. Nintendo Life. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- ↑ Michael McWhertor. Before Mario, Before Jumpman, There Was 'Ossan'. Mario Portal. Retrieved on 2015-14-09.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Nintendo. Mario (Japanese) (html). Mario Portal. Retrieved on 2015-14-09. “Cheerful and cheerful, everyone's popular person. My twin brother, Luigi, is a great friend and a great combination. It's a sport-l-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.”
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Brian. Miyamoto explains why Mario is Italian. Nintendo Everything. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- ↑ Andrew Griffin. Mario is no longer a plumber, Nintendo officially says. Independent. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Coins instruction booklet, page 3-4
- ↑ Mario is only 24 years old, creator Shigeru Miyamoto says in unearthed interview. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- ↑ Mario. Play Nintendo. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
- ↑ Mario's Creators Answer Burning Questions About The Series (aspx). Game Informer. Retrieved on 2020-05-04.
- ↑ Sora Ltd., Bandai NAMCO. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo. Nintendo Switch. 2018-07-12. Speaker: Viridi. “He's a quack. I hear he treats viruses by randomly throwing medication at them. Doesn't seem very safe.”
- ↑ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island instruction booklet, page 3-6
- ↑ Donkey Kong instruction booklet, page 2
- ↑ Mario Bros. instruction booklet, page 2
- ↑ Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet, page 2
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet, page 3-4
- ↑ Super Mario World instruction booklet, page 2
- ↑ Super Mario Land instruction booklet, page 3
- ↑ Super Mario 64 instruction booklet, page 4-5
- ↑ Super Mario Sunshine instruction booklet, page 8-9
- ↑ Super Princess Peach instruction booklet, page 6-7
- ↑ Super Mario Galaxy instruction booklet, page 3
- ↑ Super Mario Galaxy instruction booklet, page 4
- ↑ PlatinumGames. Bayonetta. Sega, Nintendo. Wii U. 2009-10-29.
- ↑ PlatinumGames. Bayonetta 2. Nintendo. Wii U. 2014-10-24.
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 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.