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- "Hey there! With me on your side, we're sure to win!"
- ― Princess Daisy, Super Mario Party
Princess Daisy (デイジー姫 Princess Daisy?) is the princess of Sarasaland. She debuted in Super Mario Land after she was kidnapped by the evil alien Tatanga after he had taken over the kingdom of Sarasaland and wanted to marry her and make her his queen; however, she was eventually rescued by Mario. Although she rules Sarasaland, she resided in Mushroom Kingdom with Princess Peach after her resurgence in Mario Tennis. Princess Daisy is Princess Peach's close friend and Luigi's love interest. Princess Daisy is a beautiful, sweet, athletic and energetic tomboy who participates in various sporting events.
Princess Daisy is a fictional character from the Mario franchise. Princess Daisy was created to be the damsel-in-distress in Super Mario Land. When the Mario Tennis developers created an evil version of Princess Peach. Shigeru Miyamoto rejected the idea and game developers revived Princess Daisy, leading to Waluigi's creation due to Wario lacking a proper tennis partner. Overall, Princess Daisy appeared in most spin-offs with Waluigi.
Princess Daisy is a young woman, lightly tanned skin, with bright blue eyes, round, plump cheeks, and short brown-orange hair that goes down to her shoulders and points upward.
She wears a mixed yellow-orange dress with a green centered daisy brooch, white short gloves, white petal-shaped openings and collar, and daisy earrings with center blue-green gems.
She wore a mixed yellow-orange with a bottom white petal-shaped dress, a green centered daisy brooch, white petal-shaped openings and collar, and earrings with green gems.
In NES Open Tournament Golf and Mario Tennis, she wore a mixed yellow-orange with a bottom white petal-shaped top, a green centered daisy brooch, white petal-shaped openings and collar, and earrings with green gems but doesn't wear her crown.
Daisy was originally portrayed very similarly to Princess Peach; a sweet, innocent damsel-in-distress, even having the same voice actress as Peach. However, Daisy's personality was later redesigned to be of a sassy, spunky, feisty and energetic tomboy. Daisy likes shopping and dining at restaurants. During party and sporting events, Daisy does not like to lose.
Daisy is tough and hard-headed; she tries to get what she wants. Daisy attempted to claim the Beauty Stamp, but she ran off crying after she did not receive it. Daisy was disappointed to Wario and Waluigi when they did not "learn anything" after Mario defeated Lucien.
Daisy is also sensitive and rarely non-confident. Daisy was concerned for Luigi who fell upon Lucien's power. She thought that her team may not beat Lucien.
Powers and abilities
After Mario rescued Daisy, she was capable of her powers and abilities. Daisy can perform different physical activites without tiring herself; this gives Daisy better chances of winning. However, Daisy cannot control herself after somebody brainwashes her. Despite these potential flaws, Daisy has supernatural powers that help her survive (i.e. resist falling from extreme heights, resisting hazards).
Daisy uses magic when she performs powerful moves. Daisy can summon flowers and daisies. In Mario Power Tennis, Daisy can perform the Flowerbed Return and Wonder Flower. When Daisy performs Flowerbed Return, she summons flowerbeds when she leaps. When Daisy performs Flower Power, white petals surround her racket and she hits the ball; whomever hits the ball is pushed away. Daisy can perform Bloom Blast in Mario Tennis Aces. Daisy walks on a trail of summoned daisy petals before hitting the ball. Daisy can summon flowers by performing the Flower Shot in Marios Hoops 3-on-3. When Daisy performs this move, flowers follow the ball's trail. Daisy uses the Flower Ball in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers. Her special ball summons scattered flowers; it confuses the opponents with the ball's location. In Super Sluggers, Daisy can perform the Flower Swing. When Daisy performs the move, a flower garden grows where the ball will land. In Mario Sports Mix, Daisy can perform a special shot: a fenced flower garden surrounds the opponents making the target easier to accurately hit. In Mario Golf: World Tour, Daisy victoriously summons flowers after she made an Eagle or Birdie. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Daisy's moveset is like Peach's, but she summons daisies or flowers instead of hearts.
Daisy can summon rainbows. Only in Super Smash Bros. series, Daisy summoned two rainbows with her hands, inflicting damage to aerial opponents.
Princess Daisy can function for longer durations without tiring herself. Daisy can continuously perform physical activities, no matter its duration. In Mario Sports series, Daisy does not tire herself in sporting events: tennis, golf and baseball. Daisy can also resist falling from extreme heights. In Super Smash Bros. series, when Daisy is launched into the air, she lands hard to the ground. Daisy getting up or attacking while on floor, proving her extreme heights resistance. Despite Daisy touching hazards (i.e. lava, toxic river), she somewhat recovered from them. In Bomb Barge, Daisy is more likely to be pushed into the toxic rivers, but survive. When Bowser breathed fire on Daisy, she immediately reacted, saving her life.
- "She rarely misses when playing close to the net."
- ― Mario Tennis instruction booklet, page 32
Daisy can perform different physical activities in any condition. Daisy can play tennis, golf, soccer, baseball and perform in olympic events. As a tennis player, Daisy rarely misses hitting the ball when playing near the net. Daisy possesses superior technique with her racket.
Daisy can fight opponents or victims with her body attacks. In Mario Party 3, Daisy was shocked to see Bowser standing behind her. She slapped Bowser with her hand, launching him to the sky. Like Peach, Daisy can shove opponents, resulting them to lose balance.
Daisy can master various tools and equipment. Daisy uses sport equipment during sport events. used her tennis racket to participate at tennis events (i.e. Mario Tennis Aces). Daisy uses the baseball bat during baseball events. Daisy uses the golf club during golf events. Although Daisy used her parasol several times, she can master her parasol. In Mario Party 3, Daisy used her parasol in Parasol Plummet to collect coins. The Peach Parasol in Mario Kart resembles Daisy's parasol. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Daisy performs Daisy Parasol to launch aerial opponents and glide.
Princess Daisy faced Galeem and Dharkon in the World of Light. When Galeem unleashed its light beams, Daisy got caught in them and vaporized. The golden liquid made clones of Daisy among with other fighters. Daisy fell upon Dharkon's control after Galeem's defeat, this makes her unable to control her movements. Fighters found Daisy at the Dracula's Castle and reawakened her. Daisy recruited their party and defeated Galeem and Dharkon.
Princess Daisy has been held captive twice. During the events of Sarasaland's invasion, Daisy was helpless when Tatanga kidnapped her and wanted her to become his queen. However, Mario rescued her upon Tatanga's defeat. In World of Light, Dharkon held Daisy captive until fighters rescued her. During sport events, the opponent can win against Daisy if they overcome her tactics. In Super Mario Run, Daisy can die when an enemy touches her while she is in her mini form. Daisy was lost when she was in Remix 10, but Mario found her in Area 30.
Princess Daisy uses sporting equipment in Mario Sports spin-offs. The tennis racket was the first tool used in the game, it is used in tennis events. Daisy uses the baseball bat during baseball events. Daisy uses the golf club during golf events.
- Baseball Bat
- Dice Block
- Daisy Dice Block: Daisy's Dice Block with four 3's and two 4's.
- Friendly Dice Block: Daisy's personal Dice Block, her Dice Block consists 3, 4, 5 or any number that corresponds to the number of allies the player must add to his/her total roll.
- Golf club
- Tennis racket
Daisy uses the kart and bike for racing events. Notably, Daisy owns a cruiser.
- Daisy Cruiser: Daisy owns a cruiser and may use it for transportation.
- Parasol: Daisy has used her parasol in a few games. It has been present in different ways: the color scheme on Peach Parasol appeared in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, she used her parasol in her battle entrance and her up special. Daisy is known to not be a parasol user. It must be noted that she used her parasol in Mario Party 3 in her Parasol Plummet artwork.
- Turnip: Daisy does not use the turnip in any game, but uses it to attack opponents..
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 traveled through the four kingdoms and fought Tatanga. Upon his defeat, Mario rescued Daisy and the people are free from Tatanga's control.
Daisy made her debut in Super Mario Land as the damsel-in-distress. Daisy will appear at the end of the game after the player defeats Tatanga.
Super Mario Run
Princess Daisy appeared in Super Mario Run on the Ver. 3.0.4 update. Daisy was lost in Remix 10 and she can be unlocked at Area 30. When Mario meets Daisy, Daisy enthusiastically says "Thank you!" while both of them reach their fist to the air. Her Mario Kart 7 artwork was used in the game. Daisy can perform a Double Jump when playing as her.
Mario Baseball series
Daisy makes her debut in Mario Superstar Baseball as a playable character.
Daisy is a balanced character, but has more technique and is available from the start. She is the secondary captain in Peach's team. Her special shot, the Flower Ball, makes the ball she hits disappear in a burst of flowers and reappear at a different location. Her pitch has a similar effect. Daisy has good chemistry with Peach and Mario. She is available from the start in Exhibition Mode, but must be unlocked in Challenge Mode. This is the first game to show Peach and Daisy share dialogue with each other, where Peach shows concern for Daisy after Bowser Jr. turned her into a statue.
In the opening cutscene, Daisy was one of the people to ride on the small cruiser arriving at Baseball Kingdom. As the group arrived, they meet up with Peach and Toadsworth. Peach escorts them to the lighthouse as they climb up the balcony to see the view. They arrive to the stadium. Daisy transforms her Wii Remote into a bat that demonstrates the usage. Mario throws the ball to Daisy as she hits it. The next moment, Daisy and the Blue Toad were alarmed with Luigi's injury. They found out Luigi caught the ball, Lakitu calls out as everyone comes to the center.
After Bowser and Bowser Jr.'s unexpected visit, Mario visits a red Toad who complains to Mario that Bowser Jr. transformed Daisy into a statue. After Mario beats Bowser Jr. in the baseball game, Daisy transformed back to normal. As Peach arrived for Daisy, she showed concern to Daisy who assumed that they helped her transform back to normal. Daisy got off the weight but Peach realized the flood rose again. Daisy decides to wait for Peach to get the statue to replace herself before she joins the team.
Mario Golf series
NES Open Tournament Golf
Princess Daisy made a cameo in NES Open Tournament Golf as Luigi's caddy. She also commentates while he is playing golf.
Princess Daisy made her first playable Mario Golf appearance as a default character.
Princess Daisy reappeared in Mario Golf: World Tour as a default playable character. Instead, of wearing shorts, she wears a sports dress.
Mario Tennis series
Princess Daisy marked her overall playable appearance as a "Technique" character in Mario Tennis.
Daisy appears as a supporting character in Mario Tennis's Exhibition Mode. Daisy compliments the player after he/she is invited to "Mario's World".
Princess Daisy reappeared in Mario Tennis Open as a default playable character. She is classified as a Technical character. Daisy wears her sports dress.
Princess Daisy reappeared in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash as a default playable character. She is classified as an All-Around character, unlike the previous Mario Tennis installments. Daisy wears her shorts again.
Princess Daisy reappeared in Mario Tennis Aces as a default playable character. She is classified as an All-Around character with Mario and Luigi. Daisy is also playable in Adventure Mode with Mario and Peach. The player can only play as Daisy or Peach when they compete against Wario and Waluigi, who are under Lucien's control.
In Adventure Mode, everyone left Marina Stadium. After Mario claimed all Power Stones, Mario, Peach and Daisy competed against Luigi, Wario and Waluigi separately. However, Bowser stole Lucien and went to Bask Ruins. Mario ran to Bask Ruins and defeated Bowcien. After Lucien and the temple was destroyed, Aster thanked Mario. Luigi, Wario and Waluigi were free from Lucien's control. Daisy scolded Wario and Waluigi for not learning anything".
Princess Daisy made her Mario Kart debut in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Peach is her predominant partner and the Bloom Coach is her predominant kart. The Heart is Daisy's default special item. Her track, Daisy Cruiser appears in the Flower Cup.
Daisy is an unlockable middleweight driver in Mario Kart DS. The Power Flower and the Standard DS are her default karts. Daisy can use the Light Dancer after the player won gold trophies for all Nitro or Retro courses. The player must obtain all gold trophies in the 50cc Retro courses.
Princess Daisy is an unlockable middleweight driver in Mario Kart Wii. The player can play as Daisy after being ranked more than one star in the 150cc Special Cup. Additionally, Daisy Circuit appears in the Special Cup.
Daisy is a default lightweight driver in Mario Kart 8 and Deluxe. Daisy's course does not appear although there are a few courses with Daisy-related features.
In Story Mode, she appears after the player wins the Courage Stamp. She wanted to have the Beauty Stamp and even tricked the Millennium Star into almost giving it to her. However, she was defeated by the player and ran off crying. She mentioned her father who remained unnamed and unseen.
In this game, Daisy's design has changed into her current design. She has short hair and wears a yellow dress with orange attires with two layers. In the Mushroom Kingdom, Daisy and the other characters were in Peach's Castle Garden when they saw something big landing in the garden. They all find out that Toad, Goomba, Boo, Shy Guy and Koopa Troopa discovered a mysterious Party Cube.
One day, in the peaceful Dream Depot, the Star Guards invited Daisy and other people to a party. They decided to give them a chance to visit the world of dreams. Bowser planned to invade Dream Depot and destroy everyone's dreams. Daisy 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 Daisy his dream that he wished for a strong opponent; despite his loss in the battle, he won his dream and Bowser farewelled Daisy.
Daisy is a playable default character in Mario Party 6. Her game description mentions that Daisy resided in Mushroom Kingdom.
In the story plot, Brighton and Twila, the sun and the moon respectively, started to argue because they wanted to know who is the more impressive. Daisy and the others tried to get them to make up, but Brighton and Twilight continued. Then they all had an idea, they decided to throw a Mario Party and gather the power of the Star and to use their power to calm down the arguing beings.
During the event of Mario Party 7, Daisy and the Mario crew all received an invitation from Toadsworth to go on a luxury cruise, but Bowser did not get invited and decided to sabotage the party. Once again, Mario, Daisy and the other people attending fought against Bowser.
Daisy reappeared in Mario Party DS as a playable character. In the story, Daisy, Mario and his friends received a letter from Bowser who apologized for his behavior and invited them to his place. When they arrived, they realized it was fake as they were locked in a cage by Bowser and Bowser Jr.. Bowser used the Minimizer to shrink them to chess piece sizes and were thrown out from a distance by Kamek. Daisy helped Wiggler defeat the Piranha Plant who had infested his garden. Then Daisy helped Toadette who complained about Hammer Bro abusing her instruments. Daisy helped Diddy Kong who was concerned about Donkey Kong who was transformed into a statue by Dry Bones thus Daisy defeated it. Daisy noticed a Koopa worrying about Kamek who trapped his grandfather in the book. Daisy along with the group encounter Bowser in Bowser's Pinball Machine. Daisy prepared to fight against Bowser thus she grew back to her normal size to defeat Bowser. Bowser and Bowser Jr. were tied up even the Sky Crystals combined into a crystal DS, allowing them to play Triangle Twisters. Thus they included Bowser and Bowser Jr. to play the game too.
Daisy reappears in Mario Party 8 as a default character. Mario, Daisy, MC Ballyhoo and the rest of the crew attend the Star Carnival. MC Ballyhoo hosted an event in the Star Battle Arena. After Daisy won the event, Ballyhoo was about to give the Star Rod until Bowser snatched it. Daisy competed the final board in Bowser's Warped Orbit. After Daisy triumphed Bowser's minion, Bowser returned the Star Rod, but changed his mind to star the final showdown. As Daisy used the magical powers from the Star Rod, she defeated him and returned to the carnival. MC Ballyhoo declared Daisy as the superstar.
Daisy appears in Mario Party 9 as a playable default character. Some of her voice files are reused from Mario Super Sluggers. During Solo Mode, Daisy and the others were stargazing. They notice a purple vortex trapping the Mini Stars. Mario along with Daisy and other friends agree to retrieve the stolen stars from Bowser and Bowser Jr. while Shy Guy and Kamek follows the group. At the end of Solo Mode, Daisy and her ally retrieved the Mini Stars that had been released from the machines. Mario and his friends were seen watching the stars again.
Daisy reappeared in Island Tour as a playable default character. Notably, her Mario Kart 7 artwork was reused along with her voice clips from Mario Party 9.
At the prologue, everyone was roaming around Mushroom Kingdom. Daisy was seen walking and talking with Luigi. Mario received at letter about they were invited to the party. They were trapped in the bubble carrying them to the sky before partying. At the introduction of the game, Daisy's reused Mario Kart 7 artwork is shown in the bubble.
Daisy returns as a playable default character in Mario Party 10. Daisy's Mario Kart 7 has been reused to introduce her. Daisy has new voice clips that has been used in the next Mario Party games. Daisy is one of the characters not to be playable on amiibo Party.
Daisy is a default playable character in Star Rush. Daisy's description may imply that it also mentions her Dice Block, the Friendly Dice Block with balanced numbers of 3 and 4. Daisy can bloom flowers receiving coins; this goes the same with Peach and Toadette.
Daisy is one of the eight playable characters in The Top 100. Daisy's stock icons have been reused from Star Rush. Her description mentions that she is up for a "friendly competition". On the credit roll, Daisy appears on the Mario Party 3 section along with Waluigi; it interprets their Mario Party debut.
Daisy returns as a playable character in Super Mario Party. Her voice clips were reused from Mario Party 10. Daisy's description describes her as the ruler of Sarasaland that "loves the thrill of the chase".
In the beginning of the story, Mario, Daisy among their friends were arguing that were determining who will become the "Super Star". They agreed that Toad and Toadette to be the judges. However, Bowser and his minions arrived who said that himself or one of his minions can become a "Super Star". Bowser summoned Kamek and decided him to be the host that made the judgement "fair" and "impartial". After Kamek created a venue, the whole group cheered before the introduction of the game appears.
Daisy's Dice Block consists the same numbers of 3 and 4 that she had in Star Rush. On boards, when Daisy becomes a player's ally, she says that she is "sure to win".
Super Smash Bros. series
Daisy makes her cameo in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a trophy. She also appears as one of Peach's alternate costumes.
Daisy makes her cameo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a trophy. She also appears as one of Peach's alternate costumes.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Daisy makes another appearance and the first time being a playable character but referred as an Echo Fighter of Princess Peach. Daisy's design is based off her default dress but her aesthetics are complementary to Peach's dress.
In Classic Mode, her opponents are all princesses in their respective franchise. Her route, Sarasaland Represent! mentions her homeland.
Daisy appeared in the World of Light gameplay, but absent in the opening cutscene. She is one of fighters to be caught by Galeem's light beams and fell under Dharkon's control. Daisy can be recruited in the Dracula's Castle sub-area, where A ghost guards her. The fighter must free Dry Bowser's spirit in order to use the cannon the destroy the ghost.
Princess Daisy is an unlockable character in Yakuman DS. Daisy is rated three stars. As an opponent, Daisy will attempt using riichi, to add the extra yaku and perform a closed tsumo.
List of game appearances
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Behind the scenes
Creation and development
Gunpei Yokoi and his development team created a video game called Super Mario Land, a classic gameplay style of Super Mario Bros. where Mario explores Sarasaland to rescue Princess Daisy from Tatanga. During the development of Mario Tennis, Shigeru Miyamoto rejected the idea of evil version of Peach, WaluPeachie rom game developers; they revived Daisy. There are game descriptions that mention Daisy residing in Mushroom Kingdom.
- Jen Taylor was the voice actress of Princess Peach. She voiced Daisy since Mario Party 3.
- Deanna Mustard currently voices Daisy since Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.
- Daisy is the first major Mario character to not be created by Shigeru Miyamoto.
- It has been known that Daisy has a tomboyish personality.
- This is shown by Daisy and Yoshi's tag team name in Mario Party 8 being Tomboy Trouble. **Most of her game descriptions or official websites refer her as a "tomboy".
- In Mario is Missing!, there is a woman that provides the help information who has a strong resemblance to Princess Daisy in terms of appearance. However, it is not confirmed as to whether this character is Daisy or not.
- Daisy was played by Samantha Matthis in the live-action movie Super Mario Bros., only she was a blonde, dinosaur/human hybrid and the princess of an alternate dimension called Dinohatten.
- She was also in a series of comic books just titled "Gameboy Comics" which featured Tatanga escaping the Gameboy world and trying to take over the real world. In that, Daisy was his captive but didn't exactly show restraint. Instead of complaining of being a prisoner, she instead spent most of the issues just trying to politely talk Tatanga out of his conquest, since he was in love with her so she thought she could persuade him.
- Daisy is the only Mario Kart: Double Dash!! newcomer not to be cut in any future Mario Kart game. Only she and Waluigi appeared in Mario Kart DS, while Waluigi was absent in Mario Kart 7, (though he was supposed to be in the game as a playable character).
- Along with Waluigi, Daisy appears in every Mario Party game since Mario Party 3 as a playable character except Mario Party Advance.
- Daisy was revived because some game developers have made an evil version of Peach named WaluPeachie, but Miyamoto rejected this idea.
- In Super Smash Bros. Melee, one of Peach's alternate costumes is based on Daisy's outfit and it even changes her appearance to closely resemble Daisy, while in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, it only became a recoloring of her appearance.
- Peach no longer has the Daisy alternate costume after Daisy appears as a fighter in Ultimate.
- In Luigi's Mansion, a picture of Daisy's model from Mario Tennis can be seen in a file, it was speculated that she was going to be the damsel in distress of the game because of this, but the plan got rejected and Mario has to get rescued instead.
- ↑ Hudson Soft. Mario Party 3. Nintendo. Level/area: Story Mode. 2001-05-07. Speaker: Daisy. “Augh! I don't believe this! I've never lost - not even to my dad!”
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hudson Soft. Mario Party 6. Nintendo. 2004-12-06. “Peach missed female companionship until this girl with the orange hair moved into the Mushroom Kingdom.”
- ↑ Mario Tennis instruction booklet, page 32. “She rarely misses when playing close to the net.”.
- ↑ Mario Power Tennis instruction booklet. “Energetic and cheerful, Daisy sweeps across the court like a breath of fresh air.”.
- ↑ Sora Ltd., Bandai Namco. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo. Nintendo Switch. Level/area: World of Light. 2018-12-07.
- ↑ Super Mario Land instruction booklet, page 3. “Now, he wants to marry Princess Daisy of Sarasaland and her his queen.”.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Nintendo. Super Mario Run. iOS, (v3.0.4). 20116-12-15.
- ↑ Lite Agent. Mario Run: Software updates (latest: Ver 3.0.12) - Perfectly Nintendo Perfectly Nintendo. January 28, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
- ↑ "Touch the screen during Daisy's jump and she will perform a midair jump." –Double Jump's description in the "Tips and Tricks" notebook, Super Mario Run
- ↑ "Bowser Jr. turned Daisy into a statue!" –Red Toad, Mario Super Sluggers
- ↑ Mario Party 3 manual (1999-2000), page 8. Nintendo/Hudson Soft
- ↑ "Augh! I don't believe this! I've never lost - not even to my dad!" Daisy, Mario Party 3
- ↑ The more allies Daisy has, the better her Dice Block is, so get out there and make some friends! –Mario Party: Star Rush website description
- ↑ Nintendo. Mario Party™: The Top 100 game for Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems - Characters (2017). Retrieved 18 March, 2019.
- ↑ Nintendo. Characters – Super Mario Party for the Nintendo Switch™ system (2018). Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- ↑ Nintendo. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - E3 2018 - Nintendo Switch (June 12, 2018). Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- ↑ Nintendo. 13ᵋ: Daisy – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (June 12, 2018). Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- ↑ Fahs, Travis (2009-07-27). IGN Presents the History of Game Boy. IGN. Retrieved on 2019-06-30.