Most Original Mario Characters

Don't you feel like gaming hasn't used their inspirational characters as often as their unoriginal characters?

The Top TenXW

1Donkey KongDonkey 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.

This guy used to be the king of gaming! But Nintendo HAD to replace him with Bowser, a monster! Donkey kong was cool, and quite inspirational. And when did Mario and dk become friends, when did Mario dump Pauline, when did Mario games change?

Donkey Kong was the first guy, I mean the game was named after him for Pete's sake!

2MarioMario 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 has been around longer than anyone here! So he HAS to be original!


Rosalina is very unique, and original. And Peach and Daisy are horrible! I mean the same things happen to Peach and Daisy! Peach gets kidnapped while Daisy lays sports and brags. But Rosalina had a very emotional story, and lives with star babies and manages to take care of millions of them!


Pauline was the second woman in gaming! (Ms Pac man is first). But then somehow Peach came along. How unoriginal, a princess getting kidnapped and rescued by a hero!

5Donkey Kong Jr.

He's still around, but his name is Diddy Kong now.

No he was replaced by diddy kong.

6LuigiLuigi 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 more.

Luigi is adorable and he's a coward but he tries to overcome his fears every time!

If you are the second child that doesn't get as much attention as the first born, you will symphatize with Luigi. Someone who has a hard time to get out of the shadow of his older sibling.

7ToadToad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a fictional character who primarily appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise.

Toad is annoying on the games, but he's very cute and I feel for him on the T.V. show. I mean toad is a slave to Peach. He does everything for her and she gets all the credit. I hate Peach. Rosalina is way better.

8ToadetteToadette 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.

Toadette is outspoken and caring. She always volunteers to help out unlike many characters.

9YoshiYoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo.

Yoshi has always been cute, and amazing! But I hate how Nintendo treats him, I mean he's always in last place in the Mario kart game plays, um... On a Mario trailer a guy screamed 'dammit yoshi! ' And yoshi gets suffocated by Bowser on the Mario party trailers. How come nintendo treats innocent, but great characters like garbage?

10Koopa Troopa

Every character on this list has been mistreated! I mean, it's not fair! Every character here, even Pauline, is inspiring! But nintendo came up with all the other characters and ruined the whole storyline! Koopa is a common enemy, and is always strong to get back up on his feet!

The Contenders

11BowserBowser or King Koopa is a video game character and the primary antagonist of Nintendo's Mario franchise.
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.

True, she's original! More than characters like Peach and Waluigi.

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