10 Most Underrated Mario Characters


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1MarioMario is a fictional character in the Mario video game franchise, created by Nintendo's Japanese video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto. He serves as the eponymous protagonist of the series and is the mascot of Nintendo. The Mario franchise is the best-selling video game franchise of all time.

Mario is often labelled overrated just because he is the main character but he gets a lot of hate in the Mario fandom so calling him overrated makes no sense whatsoever. Luigi is the one who is overrated as he has fans who love him for the wrong reasons.

I don't understand why people treat Luigi as a god and treat Mario as a Satan. I love both of them equally. I cannot stand when people say Luigi is better than Mario. He is not better than Mario nor Mario is better than Luigi.

Why does everybody hate Mario so much? He started the whole series. And I can't stand it when people treat Luigi like the son of Jesus, and treat Mario like Satan. I like both of them but I like Mario a little bit more. So please people, don't treat Mario like he's a bad guy, causes he's not. It shows in Mario&Luigi Partners in Time that Mario has goodness in his heart. - nintendofan126

I don't understand this irrational hate around Mario nowadays. There is no concrete proof that Mario is bad and he mistreats Luigi. And all this victimization around Luigi's annoying too. I love Luigi much as I love Mario, but whole fandom treats him as a eternal Underdog and poor man, but he always have a whole year just for him, and a legion of fanatical fans. Then, How the hell he's always in Mario's shadow? This is a lie. In every corner of the Internet, Luigi is overrated and put on a pedestal, while Mario is treated with contempt and suffers bullying by fans. It's boring. - Palmeiras

I hate those Luigi fangirls! They worship him like a god! While stupid game theories says that Luigi is better than Mario!

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"... The first thing to look at is the physical aspect, which reflects his dazed, stupid personality:she has an Emo-like look and a white skin like a sick goth."

Wow so your shallow? You judge her physical appearance. And all human Mario females have really white skin so I guess they all have that look like 'a sick goth. '

1st off: Rosalina is FEMALE

2nd: How is she stupid? She raised Luma's by herself, built a spaceship with a planet with the help of Luma's, knows a lot about the universe and how it all works so in that respect she's probably a lot smarter than you.

How is Rosalina Underrated? She is the best! And I don't see why people are so obssesed with comparing her to Peach, They look alike because Rosalina's original story was her being related to Peach but it was dropped. Rosalina is strong, independend and motherly and also Important, which gives her a higher rate than Peach and Daisy (especially Daisy, who is so irrelevant nowadays, even if I touch a nerve it still is the truth).

Another character loved by the people, but who I do not like is Rosalina. The first thing to look at is the physical aspect, which reflects his dazed, stupid personality:she has an Emo-like look and a white skin like a sick goth. To complete this, there is whitish hair. Her voice is disturbing, and when she laughs it seems to be drugged. Another thing that makes me hate Rosalina is what most people considers her a "goddess". For me, she is not a goddess. She didn't do anything special. She casually appeared in a special game of the Mario series. Nevertheless, she is the most loved princess and she began to appear more and more in games. I do not understand why this was done and I continue to hate her.

I hate rosalina so much with a burning passion koopa or some villain or Mario my favorite character in this place

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3Princess Peach

She is underrated on this site. She almost gets as much hate as Justin Bieber and like him gets added on negative lists. I don't know why she gets a lot of hate. She is a good character. She's pretty, smart, sweet and deserves more. She can be helpful at times. Don't listen to the guy who says Peach is the worst character in gaming. He wouldn't let you state a positive opinion about Peach. He expects you to say she is annoying, aggressive, bossy, hates to win and complains a lot. She doesn't. He does and likes his own comments like a narcissist. He says she overrated when that's complete BS. He will come at this comment, just watch as this gets dislikes as he proves himself to you! Come at me, bro! Liking Peach is legal! You can't make us hate her!

I do not know why Peach is so hated by most people. Many people believe she's "whining" and "girly". She IS NOT whining. She IS NOT girly. She's only polite, pure and noble. If she "cries", there is a reason: she is always kidnapped by a monster from which she can not defend herself. The other princesses don't cry because they are never kidnapped by anyone. Then, of course blonde hair is better than reddish or whitish...

How dare Princess Peach be on the list. She is not underrated at all! About 9/10 people like Princess Peach & 4/10 of people like Princess Daisy & 8/10 people like Rosalina. I can't believe people are saying that Princess Peach is more underrated than Princess Daisy. And Dixie Kong? The yellow-haired is more overrated than the brown-haired & the white-haired.

Her hate is so bs. She is not mean. She always invites Mario over even if nothing is wrong. She went to save Mimi and befriended her even when Mimi was rude to her. Peach refused to do nothing when he heard about Mario's friends problems and when Mario was captured.

She isn't useless she can glide I bet that helped a lot of people in SM3DW and I bet her healing came in handy in SMRPG. She also usually sends Mario items like 1up Mushrooms or information WHILE IN Bowser'S CUSTODY!

Ugly is a matter of opinion but no she is not she is gorgeous and beautiful! Peach is gorgeous and beautiful! Peach is gorgeous and beautiful! Peach is gorgeous and beautiful! (come at me haters)

Her voice it can always change it already did once it can change again. Her hair is blond so is Link's, Zelda's, Rosalina's, etc... Her outfits are pink hate me too than I wear it sometimes too. Be shallow and hate people for what color they like.

See all the hate for her is stupid! Peach ...more

Honestly Peach should be Number One. Name one person that doesn't hate her besides me. - DCfnaf

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Boo is to awesome! People just hate him because you can't kill him unless you have a star or the golden leaf, and he is a minion.
I loved boo since I was 6 and he needs more fans.

Yes, though kind of a balance of popular and underrated. - thelegendaries101

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5ToadToad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a fictional character who primarily appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise.

In my eyes, Toad is (along with Daisy) the most underrated & over hated Mario character. Seriously, people are constantly raving on about how Luigi never gets any glory, when in reality, he's arguably MORE popular than his brother, has the largest fanbase of any Mario character, plus a well-received, prolific spin off series (in addition to already being the prominent deuteragonist of the main series) & had an entire YEAR in his honor (This is coming from someone who loves Luigi, but I'm not trash talking him or anything, just using him as an example to prove my point). Compare that to Toad, who gets negative to mixed reception among gamers, is constantly being relegated to a mere NPC or tutorial guide, had only one starring role, which was an obscure puzzle game with Wario's name in the title (Captain Toad doesn't count), & whenever he IS an active hero, like in SMB2 or 3D World, he's barely acknowledged & gets no gratification. & on top of all that, he's continuously going through ...more

Another question: why Toad is so hated? The majority of people says that Toad is annoying, unbearable, childish. In fact, people think the same thing about Peach, but this fact is not true for either of them. First, Toad is always compared to Mario, which has a lot of courage. So, everyone starts to think that Toad is a wimp, even if it is not at all, as shown in the Super Mario Bros. Series, where he coragiously attended with Mario and Luigi for rescuing Peach. Another criticism by much people is the voice, which is considered too annoying. According to me it is not at all. In fact, Toad is small, and this high-pitched voice is natural for a person of his size. I never imagined Toad with a large-man voice... Along with Bowser Jr., Toad is in my opinion one of the most cute characters of the serie though hated by the rest of the world.

I love toad he is cute and helpful - RockStarr

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6Toadette 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.

Together with Rosalina my favourite character in this whole entire game :

One of the greatest female characters in the game. - RockStarr

Nowhere as forced and annoying as Rosalina is.

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7Wendy O. KoopaWendy O. Koopa is a villainess in the Super Mario Bros. franchise. She is a member of the Koopalings, and the only female member of the group. Her trademark attack is her ability to summon glowing rings that float around.

Extremely Sissy Spoiled Brats like Wendy O Koopa deserve:

1. To get her Ass/Butt kicked by the Super Mario Bros.

2. To be Grounded for life by Bowser.

3. To be Spanked by Bowser.

4. To be Locked up in Prison by Princess Peach.

5. To strip Wendy of her Bling by Bowser and Super Mario Bros.

So what if she's bratty? She gets way more hate than Bowser Jr. who is really bratty too.

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Yea this should be #1 Birdo whether he or she it shouldn't matter. She still sweet she helped make sure Peach's voice wasn't stolen and knows and stands up for herself. There's really no reason to hate Birdo just cause it could be a he instead of a she or whatever.

So much people hate birdo but why, because it's an undetermined gender? Well that doesn't make a character bad, does it? Anyways, you Birdo haters should go away. - HELLADERE120

Birdo should be top 1! I'm not kidding! I do appreciate Rosalina being top 1 because she is not that well-loved, but Princess Peach is overrated as hell!

She should be number one! Nobody likes her! - DaisyandRosalina

9Koopa Troopa

Koopa is an awesome turtle who looks a whole lot like yellow Yoshi.

Correction: It's actually the other way around. YELLOW YOSHI looks a lot like KOOPA. The turtle is older than yoshi.


Waluigi is THE most underappreciated Mario character. He's Nintendo's comic relief punching bag and he's a hilarious comic villain/antihero like Wario. Give him some respect, he's actually pretty smart, even though he always fails.

Why is Waluigi so hated? He's a very funny character and his mischiefs are amazing! - Nintendonix

He should be 1! He's so underappreciated and people hate him for stupid reasons. (like his name and camelot creation) He needs respect and he's my favorite character! And I'm a girl!

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The Contenders

11Petey PiranhaV1 Comment

Pauline is so underrated that she doesn't even score high for the underrated list.

Why is she on here? Pauline is now a burnt fossil that was replaced by rosalina in later Mario games.

Pauline was actually replaced by Princess Peach as the new Damsel in distress for Mario...

13Princess DaisyPrincess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland.

Conversely, Daisy seems to be more loved by the people than Peach. And, why you do prefer a crazy, annoying person in relation to hers beautiful counterpart, I say?
First, let's start with her voice. Horrible. Shrill, but too much. She screams as a crazed when she is happy, when she is sad, when it's sunny and when there is rain. When she loses the challenges, she issues a cry equal to a four-year-old girl one. We'll speak then of her personality:so mad, so all too eager to meet new people. I don't know if you would like that a person will always follow you like a shadow, continuously annoying you.
And they call her personality "vivacious" and "cheerful". In my opinion, Daisy is neither vivacious nor cheerful, deserves to be locked in a madhouse. Third reason, they created Daisy only to find a "friend" to Peach. She also had originally the same physical appearance as Peach. That's why I hate Daisy. And I've said it all.

Princess Daisy is underrated! I can't believe people are saying that Princess Peach is the overrated one when critics gave her an unbelievably positive reception.

Princess Daisy is one of the most underrated Mario characters ever. Why you no believe me?! It's rude to say that Princess Peach is underrated and Princess Daisy is overrated.

She's overrated on the top tens but everywhere else she's underrated. - Randomteenager

Why is Rosalinda first

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14Dr. Mario
15Koopa Paratroopa
16Lady Bow

This makes me so happy that she is here because she's one of my favorite Mario characters. She's a boo, she's machivious, a brave and great leader, and is very strong & helpful in the game she was in. She's so awesome & wish she had more fans because she deserves it

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17WarioWario 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 is fairly underrated (this is coming from a Wario fan) but I understand why people don't like him. Personally I think he's an awesome antihero. - DCfnaf

Should definitely be on the list instead of Waluigi. That dude is only liked for his memes. - DCfnaf

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18Bowser 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.

"First of all, Bowser Jr is over hated. Second of all, Koopalings are overrated compared to Rosalina. - DCfnaf"
Agree totally but I meant people hate Rosalina 'being in every game after Galaxy' but jr appears in every game after sunshine & no1 gives a rats@$$. And I mean jr is just a clone of baby bowser not a clone of himself xp

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19Monty Mole
20Dixie Kong

Still better than Pink Gold Peach.

That's just mean, saying Dixie Kong is better than Princess Daisy!

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