Top Ten Best Mario Characters

The Top Ten

1 Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo.

Come on he's cute and strong. In ssbb I destroyed bosses on intense with out dying once with yoshi. He is worth it to get or unlock

This is a good example for Yoshi as he's a SECRET WEAPON for Mario and Luigi - Arrowstorm

Yoshi is awesome and cute! If this dinosaur don't make you happy nothing will.

Yoshi is the cutest character, the second is Luma and the third is Toadette.

Amy Rose has got nothing on Yoshi, plus Sonic Adventure is awesome! Also, for the other comment, you list Yoshi as "mediocre" but you put Daisy as "quite good?! " - Berger

My favorite mario character of all time period. - Lazo419

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2 Luigi Luigi Luigi is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario ...read more.

Why do I think more of Luigi than anyone else? He has a distinguishable and amusing character, being the easily scared younger brother, he always follows his heart, and in Luigi's Mansion(stop hating and actually play it) he shows how brave he is by fighting off hundreds of terrifying ghosts in order to save his brother. 'enough said

Luigi is the only Mario character to gain a personality. He inspires others to try and faces his fears. He is also my favourite video game character. GO LUIGI.

Luigi has got to be the upmost greatest character in all the mario games in my opinion he has not only saved mario in my favorite game of all time (Luigi's mansion) but he has more character then mario and peach combined! There should be more games where Luigi is the main character not mario just luigi! So this is all I have to say "i'm-a Luigi! Number one! " Luigi is the best and will always be number one! Viva Luigi!

Luigi is the one, he is in Mario's shadow in every game but he is a leader in the mushroom kingdom. He will always face his fears. HE EVEN GOT HIS OWN YEAR! 2013 was the year of the Luigi. I celebrated that. WEEGEE!

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3 Mario Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros . Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto . Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super ...read more.

People like to think yoshi is the best, and he is great, but mario was the star of so many great games that we all love

Mario is a franchise where there isn't really a character I dislike. Sometimes I hate on side bosses just cause they're annoying, but every character is charming and important in their own right. That's why it's hard to choose the best. Peach is the damsel in distress, ladylike but willing to step up and fight when needed. Luigi is goofy and cowardly, and has a well-developed personality that stole the hearts of lots of gamers. Bowser is the main antogonist, ambitious and obnoxious, but also has great design and drives the nostalgic Mario plot forward. There are so many characters I adore, even ones that appear once like Dimentio, for their clever dialogue and ability to add new things to the game. This is the reason I chose Mario. He's the main man, the one who started it all. He is a positive role model from our childhood memories, with his silly, energetic demeanor and his willingness to save the world over and over. He's reliable, and happily endures all the challenges he faces. ...more

Mario should be number 1 because without him, none of this would have happened!

Like seriously? How is he not number one? He outranks Luigi anyway!

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4 Bowser Bowser Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.

The koopalings are widely hated due to their repetitive boss battles and never providing any form of variety. Not even Bowser cares for those seven dreadful bastards. In Paper Jam we saw the koopalings being killed off and they said things like "Avenge us, Master Bowser! " Bowser just stood there like "Eh..." Heck, Paper Bowser was going to destroy the magic book with the paper koopalings still inside. At the same time we saw how Bowser truly cares for Bowser Jr. "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY SON?! " This was followed by Bowser attacking Peach's castle. He's usually trying to take over Peach's castle, but he blew it up in response to what happened to his son. I have to give my respect to the big lug.

Bowser! HE IS THE BEST AND LET ME SHOW YOU WHY! Bowser is the perfect bad guy with giant, strong, arms with COOL spiky bands around them. he breaths FIRE! He is so awesome looking with giant claws, a scary look, and a giant shell on his back! The shell isn't a shail shell; it's a big green shell with spikes about the size of Mario!

Don't you think THAT should be the best Mario character? 'No' you might say well then decide for your self. Bowser is the ruler of many, many, castles. Each one is a gigantic, awesome place. Each castle is different! From statues who spit giant fireballs, (see Mario kart wii) to gigantic portals that suck you in (see super Mario galaxy 2. )

Bowser also has millions, and I mean millions of minions! The minions are most of the time strong, but really dumb. But stength comes in numbers am I right?
With that many minions Bowser could do, who knows what?
Bowser is invinsable! No matter when or where Mario defeats him, he always is NEVER ...more

Bowser is easily the most well written character in the Mario series. The main games paint him as a powerful foe, but where he really shines is the Mario RPG games where he has the best personality. He is not only shown to be stronger than everyone whose not Mario, able to take them down faster than Mario himself (i.E. Rawk Hawk). He also, albeit inadvertently, helped Mario in cases like Bowser's inside story. He also willingly helps in Mario RPG and Super Paper Mario fleshing him out as much more than a simple villain.

That's why Super Mario RPG and Super Paper Mario are my favourite games! He was really helpful in both games! I love Bowser but I don't really see why he loves to kidnap Peach all of the time. What does he see in her? - smrpg1996

I hate the koopalings so damn much, stinking up multiple to all the boss areas with Boom Boom in all the recent Mario games with their samey, uninspired and overused battles. However, Bowser, Bowser Jr and Kamek are cool. The three of them have personality and do interesting things.

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5 Rosalina Rosalina Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She first appeared in the popular Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010 . Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games ...read more.

SHES NOT SOME PRINCESS WHO SITS AROUND WAILING AND MAKES PEOPLE DEFEND HER - *punch hand thing* she's super pretty, noble, though shes a human CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE! I MEAN, SHES NOT A HUMAN SHE'S A WIZARD, OR NO. THE MOON PRINCESS! Shes cool and guess who is lame and sits around WAILING?
P- party lack. She likes to be calm and be saved every time.
E- every time she cries like a baby.
A- annoying, just don't say her name.
C-charity charity! Where are you?
H- horrible!
Don't hate on my comment I just don't like peach ok? Plus her lumas are the cutest star things I ever seen!

I don't like Peach but I'm not a hater. But I see where you are going with it. Rosalina is better and I love her story. And I like how she is a celestial enchantress for a princess. It's pretty damn unique in my opinion.

Rosalina is one of the most amazing and majestic Mario characters in existence who can be seen as a motherly figure with revolving cute little Lumas. She is attractive with a nice calm and mature voice and wears a unique teal dress. Rosalina has a wand which grants her magical powers to perform abilities such as levitation, forcefields and even control a large beautiful comet observatory as a spaceship.

She is one of those rare gem characters representing the modern era, originating in a main game (Super Mario Galaxy) and actually has a back-story. In her beautiful story, due to her loving and caring nature; she assisted a 'strange creature' now known as a Luma in an attempt to find it's 'mama', even at the expense of her own family. Doesn't this say a lot about her character?

Even though Rosalina is still a relatively new character, she's beginning to appear in many more games, even making an entire playable appearance in a small roster of 5; in one of the most ...more

Rosalina is a good and noble Princess. She is princess on the universe pretty much and she has had such a sad story! You can't blame her for that! She is the most powerful girl character in Mario pretty much and she is super pretty and kind. Plus she can actually fight. And not use an umbrella like some princess who so Stines makes Toad defend her… (Peach) I love Rosalina!

Yoshi and Peach are more important that's Rosalina. Also you CANNOT get rid of characters others like because you don't like them. - DCfnaf

Go Rosalina! She is so amazing. She is the best role model out of the characters. Sure Mario is forced to save Peach, Bowser definitely out, Daisy just annoying along with Peach, Toad, goes on vacation a lot, Luigi... uh... well he's not much of a leader (but I like him a lot). Rosalina helps out creatures and strangers in need even in the darkest times. Also she has personality. Her personality is a shy mature girl who wants to get out more but stays isolated due to her difference and sadness. I FEEL YOU ROSALINA. She even pretends to be happy so no one will notice her sadness. I mean in Mario Kart 8 she is way too happy for her like unnaturally happy. If you look at her smile it is huge but you can see the sadness in her eyes. If you find a picture of her and cover her mouth it looks like she is going to cry! She doesn't let people see her feelings so they won't worry about her. So humble and selfless. Plus she is super powerful. Telekinesis, Telepathy, Gravitational pull, launch ...more

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6 Toad Toad Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . He assists Princess Peach in the Mushroom Kingdom and will do whatever it takes to help her . He first appeared in the classic game, Super Mario Bros . after being kidnapped by Bowser and his minions . Since then he ...read more.

Toad is extremely cute! Who wouldn't like him? Toad is kind, loyal, and funny! He helps Mario and Luigi and Peach! If you think that Toad is whiny and can't do anything for himself, you're looking at the wrong guy! Peach is perfectly capable of saving herself, but is too lazy too. Toad does all he can too help, but he is too small to do something really big. He just helps all he can!

This cute mushroom is one of the only characters in the game that has no nose. He's just SO adorable!

The reason why I think TOAD is the best is because he is very cute. Though you may think he complains all the time instead of helping, he tries to help all he can. He gives you stuff to help you like stars or power-ups. Toad is also just as loyal as Yoshi. Toad helps the Mario Bros and serves Peach.

Toad is so good at runing in super mario three dee land hope you vote for toad

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7 Wario Wario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

He's good and bad forgive the guy for farting and being greedy but he is awesome fat and all for real

Takes anybody in the parking lot.

Wario is very strong. If you play super Mario 64 he can destroy black blocks.

Okay Wario, it's time to get higher on the list. NOW! - DCfnaf

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8 Waluigi Waluigi Waluigi is a selfish, greedy man who works closely with the infamous Wario. He is Luigi's rival and is known as the opposite of him. Waluigi first appeared in the Gameboy Color game, Mario Tennis as Wario's partner. He has appeared in every Mario Tennis game since, still remaining as Wario's wicked ...read more.

Honey Queen has no personality, and was in ONE level in Galaxy. At least we know stuff about Waluigi. We know that Honey Queen is lazy because she needed Mario to get the star pieces off of her instead of doing it herself. At least Waluigi has fans. Honey Queen's fans say the same things: "Honey Queen is so kind and beautiful! Waluigi is the opposite! "

Even with Waluigi being there just to assist Wario, he has become more than that, gaining a pretty funny personality. And come on, you had to chuckle at the voice at least once. He will forever be my favorite. He may not be the best tennis character, his soccer character is pretty good when doubled with Wario, but stand alone he is still good. Waluigi is #1!

Waluigi is ugly though...but in Mario Party 4 he looks really ugly but he is suppose to. Waluigi is some what underrated and he is fun to play and he does deserve his own game. If luigi, toad, peach, and wario gets their own game waluigi can get his own game. - spodermanfan1000

Waluigi is such a unique character, he truly stands out in the mushroom kingdom from his design to his personality. He always manages to get a smile out of me. He's extremely boastful but in such an endearing way. He'll always be my favorite character.

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9 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. As his name implies, he is the son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

I'm glad Bowser Jr is NOT a koopaling. The last thing we need is for him to be "generic koopa #8 who flings glitter from his pixie stick." Bowser Jr is not only Bowser's right hand man, but he's Eggman! He builds and uses machines against Mario. Bowser Jr modified his junior clown car into a submarine! Bowser has never done this with his koopa clown car.

People troll him just because he's not a Koopaling. Okay, so what? He was a good addition to Mario Sunshine and is personally my favourite of the Koopa Kids. The others just look... WEIRD. Bowser Jr. Actually resembles his father in a way. He is JUST PLAIN AWESOME.

Bowser Jr really is awesome! Bowser Jr. Has a paint brush can even rival Drawcia from Canvas Curse. This guy really has some awesome boss battles and is a threat in the mario & sonic series, mario party, mario kart, and the sport series. Fawfaul's Minion, you may shun Bowser Jr. Greatly, but if you dare mock my game character, I will have Dikelo, Radox, and Terata chop you! Just kidding. But seriously, do not mock him.

Its like if you took a kitten, gave it a deadly personality and some awesome robotics skills you of have the best mario character ever

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10 Shy Guy

Shy guy just rocks! Luigi is the only one who knows what his face looks like in mario power tennis you win a tournament as shy guy to see the video AND you can unlock fly guy by winning all 3 normal tournaments in singles but it did not work 4 me...shame

I always like to think about who they Shy Guys really R.I can transfer whatever back story I want to them, and they end up as really interesting characters.

I have alaways loved Shy Guy in the Mario games. From regular, to flying, to fire breathing! I have alaways wonderd how does he look without his mask? The world will never know. -Eric33345

Shyguy is so epic he should be on Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Fallout, and Call of duty franchises

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11 Fawful Fawful

One of the most clever video game antagonists of all time! 2 words: suicide attempt!

Fawful is the only correct choice here. No other character has such fury.

Fawful is definitely one of the funniest Mario characters along with nerdy Francis from Super Paper Mario.

Fawful is by far one of the greatest villains in gaming history, and it would take WAY too long to explain it here, so just watch the video from Fawful's Minion on YouTube

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12 King Boo King Boo

The only villain scarier than Bowser himself

I love king boo he is super strong and super scary and he is the king of all boos so WHY ISN'T HE IN THE TOP 5 in Mario kart Wii he is my supreme helper PLEASE VOTE AND PUT KING BOO INTO AT LEAST NUMBER 7 ON THIS LIST!

He would kick Koopa's Turtle Butt

King boo is the most awesome video game character of all time

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13 Dry Bones

Dry bones is the best that's why he is dead

Dry Bones is so dry! He is my favorite character for some reason, I just love him!

Come on people! Dry Bones is the best! He could have an amazing personality but Nintendo never gave him one. I don't really know why I love him so much, I just do!

My favorite mario character right her!

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14 Toadette Toadette Toadette is a character in the Mario series. She is a female Toad who first appeared in the Nintendo GameCube video game Mario Kart: Double Dash.

Another character that has no nose. Very rare.

I'm getting mixed up if this cutie pie is Toad's sister, or his girlfriend. I'm sure she's just his girlfriend.

Little girl, big farts. It's always the ones you least suspect.

Toadette is best girl. Enough said.

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15 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

Top 10 Greatest Donkey Kong Games

Top 1: Mario vs. Donkey Kong. 15+/10.

Top 2: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble. 12.5+/10

Top 3: Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber. 10+/10.

Top 4: Donkey Kong: King of Swing. 10/10.

Top 5: Diddy Kong Racing. 9.9/10

Top 6: Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. 9.7/10.

Top 7: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again. 9.6/10.

Top 8: Donkey Kong Country. 9.4/10.

Top 9: Mario vs. Donkey Kong 3: Mini-Land Mayhem. 9.2/10.

Top 10: Donkey Kong 3. 9/10.

Man, Donkey Kong has been in so much great video games, his muscularity is very handy and he never loses. He is such a cute character and taught me great lessons. I want to have Donkey Kong as a pet. HeavyDonkeyKong would love me for this comment and reply soon.

Ripped! Because he has a tattoo on his shoulder. Makes Mario cry.

He never had a time without bananas. Bananas are his best friends.

I like him so much for a while I had a big crush on him

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16 Koopa Troopa Koopa Troopa Koopa Troopas, or just simply Koopas, known in Japan as Nokonoko, are a fictional race of turtle or tortoise-like creatures from the Mario series, as well as its sister Yoshi series.

So cute to cute he should be in the top ten

He's got guts because he's runs off cliffs to get mario and has an indestuctable shell!

Bowser's minion. Anyone who is bad is amazing!

Koopa Troopa is the most kawaii mario character ever! I don't know WHY he has to be a bad guy! He's obviously the cutest of them all and he's the only one who won't sit around and whine all day like peach and toad. I am a little disappointed that he chose to work for bowser but he is still my favorite.

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17 Boo

This ghost has made me love Super Mario even more in November. I love these adorable ghosts.

I love him! I'm the ultimate boo fan!

Boo is the most memorable video game ghost character in my opinion, the Boos are what a great factor of luigi's mansion is about. they also share a great background story from a Nintendo employee which inspired the Boo's temper, timid and shy when observed working, but very boastful when not observed. Just such a well creative and good character on a lot of aspects. But enough said, he is cute and kool!

Boo is the most awesome video game character of all time

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18 Princess Daisy Princess Daisy Princess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland.

Daisy is very independent and actually has a personality unique from any off the other characters.

Not to be annoying but I think Wendy O Koopa has the tomboy personality also. But I like Daisy's tomboyish attitude - DCfnaf

Mario's close friend and likes luigi. Peach's sidekick

Daisy Is Number 1 at my count. She is just like me, fun tomboyish. We've also learned that she is more fearful than Bowser in her rage count. So also she is better than peach Rosaline and pauline

Daisy I said an all around better character than Peach! She has an actual personality that isn't like a stereotypical princess personality as Peach has. She is feisty, independent, and clever, and doesn't rely on other characters to save her/do her work (except in Super Mario Land where she was literally trapped and NEEDED Mario to save her.) Not to mention she is a better ruler over kingdom than Peach. Daisy's Sarasaland has only been invaded once during her reign while Peach's Mushroom Kingdom is almost ALWAYS being invaded. It's like Peach WANTS to be kidnapped and saved by Mario. Maybe Daisy doesn't want people to worry about her and always wants to get herself out of trouble. Maybe Peach just WANTS to be kidnapped to cause Drama, which is why Bowser repeatedly comes back to her because she is an easier target than Daisy, because as shown in Super Mario Land, both Mario and Luigi would be willing to go on a dangerous quest in order to save Daisy. But Daisy is more driven and ...more

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19 Princess Peach Princess Peach Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Run, and even starred in ...read more.

She's a sweetheart! I wish people stop spreading lies about her or hating her for stupid reasons because she's in most games while they feel Daisy/Pauline/Birdo/etc... are left out. Well hello! That's like complaining that Mario is overrated or Bowser is and the other guys need more a chance at the spotlight. Peach is the one the originals and has been there throughout the years. I'm not saying I don't want a Super Princess Daisy or have a game where Luigi has defeat Waluigi to stop him from destroying the world or something. But point is it's unfair to do it to Peach cause you guys are jealous and it's obvious you are cause she's all over everyone's comments and its repeated over and over that Peach is 'ugly' while Daisy and Rosalina is beautiful I do think all of them are gorgeous and would like to see them more but I'm not going to blame Peach for us not instead we should complain to Nintendo or Shigeru Miyamoto cause they can do something hating a fictional character for stupid ...more

Lol Daisy's not ugly either. Actually she's kinda pretty. But Waluigi wont destroy the world - DCfnaf

Princess Peach is so overrated. I do not have to like Princess Peach & her unreasonable voice. She is rude & reminds me of Barbie dolls. She gave us the evil eye in Super Mario Galaxy. She may be beautiful, but Daisy & Rosalina are much prettier.

You Peach haters make me sick. Just leave her alone! It's not her fault she gets kidnapped! She's a very sweet kind princess. (She's only dumb in the Mario and Luigi games). People do hate her for pretty awful reasons. "Daisy and Rosalina are prettier! " That's pretty arguable and I've been a jerk about Daisy's glamour. She is pretty but not her dress (in my opinion trying not to be a jerk about her anymore). While I am a Rosalina fan myself, I do like Peach. And then there's Daisy...who I tolerate now. You can't really replace her since she's a classic and the other two aren't (though Rosalina is becoming a main Mario character.) - DCfnaf

Why is she here? Peach fans make me sick always tossing the heat but not able to take it back. Beat it!

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20 Baby Yoshi

Classic Tails is cuter than Baby Yoshi.

Even though I love classic Tails and he is cute, he is no match for any Yoshi - Berger

Baby Yoshi should be lower on the list.

I HATE Princess Peach so I'm just voting for this loser so he can beat her.

No one no one can beat baby yoshi or yoshi he can just eat them

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