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. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.

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

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

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

Just look at this thing! He brings joy to so many souls. Plus he's is the literal weapon of the Mario Bros. Not only that but he's CUTE. What could top that?

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 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 is a great character with an amazing heart-always willing to help his brother in his escapades and out of King Boo incidents. He's clumsy and frightened by everything, but he's brave when he needs to be. Luigi will forever be my favorite.

He is one of the best developed characters in the series and one of the only characters to earn his own official video game. He is also a really nice guy in general and a hero in his own right, ready to help others whenever he can, even if he is often perceived as a coward or usurped by others. Luigi is easily unnerved in comparison to other characters, and a bit of a daydreamer to boot. But it is the fact that he can surpass these aspects of himself that makes him one of the most admirable characters of this series. Clumsily lovable, he has a big heart and always tries to do the right thing. He's actually really op, though you wouldn't think it, and he is more endorsed in power and athletics than his older brother (jumps higher, can manipulate fire and electricity). Plus, with Luigi, his goals are often accomplished without much effort on his part. He's just that awesome. If you still aren't convinced, just check out his Mario Strikers theme. Come back here after that and say he ...more

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 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

He's the main man. He's number 1!

Look Mario is the best whether we like it or not he is the character who evolved gaming into what it is now, without Mario none of the great games we know and love today would be here plus he is so powerful and uses ultra flame in super Mario rpg cannot get much better than that. "Mario number one, yahoo! "

Mario is the best and coolest video game icon ever there should always be more Mario games he knows how to shoot fire balls jump very good and use a hammer and he is always ready to fight bowser and rescue princess peach he also knows how to climb plants and ladders and go through warp zones and he is unstoppable when he uses the star and the mega mushroom

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 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.

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.

Bowser is one of the most misunderstood characters in Mario history. He's a man who has to control the army of the Koopa Kingdom, and possibly does not even want to capture the Princess, because he never specifies a reason why he does it. Another is how he has befriended Mario, Luigi, and the other characters, as seen when he joins for the ride in Mario Kart or Mario Party. He also is one of very few characters who actually has feelings. He cares for his son, and he wants him to have a mother as seen in Mario Sunshine. This dragon has feelings, a son, and one of the most compassionate people in the Mushroom Kingdom, even if sometimes he doesn't show it. - Mario_Deluxe

He's so strong by Isaac Thomas Cooling

5 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, USA exclusive Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. Since then he has been a reoccurring more.

He is literally the best character.

Toad is god tier

Reply to Extracinator04 you misunderstood my comment I already hated Toad's ass because in Mario Kart Wii when I play as Koopa Troopa I always crossed the finish line at 9th place and lose the race since if you get 7th - 12th place in Mario Kart Wii you'll lose the race. And because Toad likes to throw koopa shells at me I always lost the race because of him. The incident with him in Mario Party 8 when he screwed me over made me hate his ass even more.

I mainly love Toad because of his appearance in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Stop hating on the show and just listen to his voice and the squeaky sound affects he gets.

6 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.

Definitely a favorite of mine. His antics in the WarioWare series are hilarious, and I like how he helps his rival a few times.

I HATE WARIO - will_smm2

Ludwig > obese Mario clone

While he may not seem like much, Wario manages to have a more complex personality than his red-clad counterpart. His games are more original than the Mario series as well. All around, he is a really entertaining character and anti-hero.

7 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 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 the type of character that you can't help but feel sorry for. She's had a pretty tragic early life, with the death of her mother. This is what makes her different to Peach - Peach is just the ordinary damsel in distress. Rosalina didn't deserve to experience tragedy, yet she is a strong enough character to adopt and care for all the lumas. She is a loving, kind and unselfish person, and sometimes I wish I could be more like her in that way. Also said to be intelligent. She is a good role model to the young children who play Super Mario Galaxy.

What I love most about Rosalina is the fact she is one of the very few characters (possibly the only character) who actually has a developed backstory. You have Mario, Peach, Luigi and all the others who are just there and nothing is revealed at all about them. Rosalina's backstory just adds that element of interest to the franchise.

And of course, she is also attractive. Not sure of other people's opinions, but I ...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

8 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.

He is as evil as Bowswer!

9 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 partner. more.

Even worst than the damn koopalings when it comes to useless filler.

Dumbass meme filler.

Belongs in the trash.

Well duh he's awesome

10 King Boo King Boo King Boo is the leader of all the Boos, and the main antagonist in both Luigi's Mansion and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.

King Boo is the best!

I was King Boo on mario cart 8 from Isaac Thomas Cooling

The only villain scarier than Bowser himself

He is just plain awesome


The Contenders

11 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.

She lacks a personality other then being a "helpful guide". - Crxme

I like toadette

Toadette is cool I played as her with toad on double dash - trains45

Toadette is so Cute and Awesome, She is better than Peach, Daisy and Rosalina (a.k.a the Three Princesses I don't Like), She is my #1 Favorite Mario Character ever, because of she very cute and adorable, I want to keep her has my favorite mario character

12 Fawful Fawful Fawful, known in Japan as Gerakobits, is a fictional character appearing in the Mario & Luigi series of role-playing video games developed by AlphaDream.

Better than Bowser

Fawful is awesome. Everyone who hates him should go get a life. Those who compare him to Plankton or say he doesn't have arms you obviously haven't played the game, because IF YOU PLAYED THE GAME, then you would know these are traits that he does NOT have.

Fawful is NOT a cheap idiot or loser. Sure, he laughs weirdly, talks weirdly, and makes weird food metaphors, but that ADDS to his character, not taking away from it. He is a valuable henchman to Cackletta in the first game, carrying out her orders successfully and efficiently until he is defeated by Mario and Luigi. He is also a tactical genius who manages to take over the Mushroom Kingdom without a scratch (before Bowser stops him, but hey, it's Bowser), he captures the Dark Star and almost becomes the essence of dark power.

If you aren't a fan of the RPG's and haven't actually bothered to play the games, DO NOT judge the characters! Don't say that a character is a fail who doesn't deserve to be on this list just ...more

My most wanted characters for Mario Kart 9: Funky Kong and Baby Daisy.
They're so much cooler than the ugly Fawful.

Why Fawful is the best: I have chortles! Case closed. Ok, and I have fury and I have darkness and Fawful songs a song of bad and...

13 Shy Guy 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 love him from
Isaac Thomas Cooling

I think shy guy, toad, toadette, yoshi, and birdo are the cutest - CloudyDaze

He is the the best snake 1749

14 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!

oh yeah

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

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.

He was the whole reason the Mario series started - Unnamed Google User Remade

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.

Why so low?

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

16 Princess Peach Princess Peach Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario 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 more.

Princess Peach is the most admirable character you can think of in the Mario universe. She is strong willed, athletic, and quite pretty if I might mention. Everyone that hates her just says that. They don't have any proof. It's not her fault she can't move while Bowser is right there. We wouldn't have a story plot without her. I mean it's just better. Mario has a purpose to running around worlds. And he gets a girl! And don't forget that she plays a lot of sports. Not just one, but all of them! She is an Olympic athlete, and that is something to be proud of! She also her own game, Super Princess Peach. Where she tries to save Mario and Luigi, on her own. No help except a talking Parasol (His name is Perry, and he is super cute! ) Now I know your probably all like, "But that game is stupid, she uses her emotions to proceed." But it's not stupid. Sense when can you change your emotions in split seconds. Nobody but she can! (Well, except for Pinkie Pie but were just gonna save ...more

I like Rosalina because of how complex and developed she is as a character. She is also a nice change of pace from the usual "damsel-in-distress" female character that we usually get. I like Peach and Daisy too though, so relax. - DCfnaf

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.

It's impossible not to love this adorable, kick-ass princess. She defeated Bowser on her own and has access to a large arsenal, not to mention her powers and abilities, such a levitation. - Crxme

17 Dry Bones Dry Bones Dry Bones is a common enemy species in the Super Mario series of video games since „Super Mario Bros. 3“ (1988). After his first debut as a playable character in „Mario Superstar Baseball“ (2005), he became a fan-favorite and also got playable in other spin-offs of the Mario series.

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

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

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!

Some things, like Dry Bones, that are literally dead, are better than live things like that awful Koopa Troopa and Paratroopa! Make him higher! PLEASE!

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. more.

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

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

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

I honestly think that Daisy is even wealthier than Peach. How is Peach the wealthiest? Daisy rules a land of 4 kingdoms, has her own cruiser, and in Daisy Circuit, there are multiple parts of it made of solid gold! Peach is a millionaire or a billionaire, but Daisy is a trillionaire!

19 Pauline Pauline Pauline, also known as Daniella Verducci, is the original damsel-in-distress whom Mario must rescue from the eponymous ape in the original Donkey Kong.

Pauline is a character who makes more sense then Peach.

Pauline - I'm a girl who lives in Brooklyn who used to date a plumber and a wild monkey on the loose snatches me up a few ladders, and a plumber with a hammer has to save me.

Peach - I'm a mushroom princess where mushrooms are the theme around here. A senseless monster named Bowser throws me in a ship with monster kids. Two plumbers and sometimes mushroom kids save me.

Pauline- I'm a girl that used to date Mario gets kidnapped by a Monkey that has a crush on me and gets put on an open platform.

Peach- I'm a Princess with strong wish powers and gets kidnapped by a giant turtle that put me in a cage above lava to seal my powers. - Qryzx

Hi I was wearing pink when I first appeared and was a damsel in distress. Now I am a mayor of a huge city and the big fat monkey lost his hopes and dreams and now I sing like a boss. Sounds good.

She deserves to be in more games.

Pauline > Peach

20 Dimentio Dimentio Dimentio is an evil harlequin magician and the main antagonist of the 2007 Nintendo Wii video game Super Paper Mario.

I have a soft spot for fellow sociopaths

The best mario villain, extremely intelligent, and utterly insane. HE IS HELPING DESTROY ALL WORLDS AND IS GRINNING AND LAUGHING!

Am I the only one who wants him in smash

He is hands down the scariest mario character! - darthvadern

21 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!

Cool - darthvadern

22 Mr. L Mr. L

Is this from Paper mario? Sorry I haven't played any Paper Mario - MarioBros11

Mr L is my dad!

He is Luigi technically but yeah he's awesomne! - darthvadern

Mr. L should've been at the top of this list, and I hope he is soon. Mr. L is one of my favourite characters in ANY video game. He is just an excellent character. He was interesting, had a certain smug charm to him, and made the perfect final boss to Super Paper Mario.

23 Vivian

And you know what I'm sick of? Morons blaming peach for everything like she destroyed all of the Mario franchise. Peach haters, please just get over it.

She's cute and shy. She kinda reminds me of myself sometimes.

How can Vivian be lower than Peach? I am sick of those Peach fanboys that go, "Oh, Peach is hot and Peach is pink, which is my favorite color." In this case, NO! Peach sucks and made Mario Party 9 even worse.


No not Vivian James Game

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24 Baby Yoshi

He is so cute and yoshi rocks!

Who the f is this? - MarioBros11

Not that good - darthvadern

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

25 Diddy Kong Diddy Kong Diddy Kong is a fictional character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, first appearing in the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country.

I love monkeys...and this one is so cute!

I think he’s awesome! I also think he deserves to be in Mario Kart 9. - Beth2505

Good character - darthvadern

Diddy's tied with Bowser Jr as my favorite. The two have been my mains ever since Double Dash.

26 Iggy Koopa Iggy Koopa

The annoying piece of garbage with the glasses? Kill him and the other six.

Iggy sucks, especially in Paper Jam.

Terrible boss, terrible character.

Putrid piece of garbage...

27 Koopa Paratroopa Koopa Paratroopa

Just as cute as any other Koopa.

Same as Koopa Troopa but with wings

In my opinion one of the only good clones in the mario series, because at least she's somewhat different and doesn't look too edgy (looking at Dry Bones) - darthvadern

A flying turtle. Awesome!

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28 Blumiere a.k.a Count Bleck Blumiere a.k.a Count Bleck

I voted for Funky Kong by accident but Bleck is my real favourite. Mario's one and only tragic villain. - MiracleDinner this from Paper Mario? - MarioBros11

One of the most depressing villains in history, Bleck posed a great villain in Super Paper Mario. To avoid spoilers, I'll say this much: Bleck manages to be both a great villain and a deep character. Not something a lot of villains can say.

Unlike countless other villains in the Mario franchise, Count Bleck/Blumiere has a lot of depth. Instead of acting entirely on a lust for power or revenge, the Count is a tragic villain who was broken by his thwarted love. Although that doesn't make him any less of a villain, it does make him more interesting than your typical doomsday baddie.

29 Funky Kong

Very overhated! He was overused in Mario Kart Wii, so what? In the Donkey Kong Country games he is super helpful! - darthvadern

I think he was originally in Mariokart Wii, but I haven't played anything for the Gamecube or N64 so I don't know. Maybe in DK country? - MarioBros11


Really, I think funky kong is going to be my favorite forever!

30 Ludwig von Koopa Ludwig von Koopa Ludwig Von Koopa is a villain in the Super Mario Franchise. He is the self-proclaimed leader of the Koopalings and has a pompous and arrogant personality. He is said to have all the powers of the other six Koopalings. He can clone himself, cause earthquakes, teleport, and shoot lightning bolts from more.

It's because of this assclown and his six stupid siblings we can't have boss variety in Mario anymore. "Look! It's Bowser shrimp with troll doll hair/head accessory attacking with a wand and retreating in its shell just like in SMB3...and NSMBWii...and NSMB2...and NSMBWiiU...and Paper Jam...and Color Splash. It's no wonder you see so much hatred for the koopalings.

Ludwig thought he was special. Paper Jam showed he's not the leader of anything, except terrible boss battles.

LUDWIG IS THE BEST! Waluigi and Wario are just stupid.

Worst video game boss character in history. Five different games of projectile flinging and shell spinning. Little, annoying piece of crap.

Actually I lied. You were talking about Ludwig. Oh and he just appears in Paper Jam. - DCfnaf

31 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha

Personally, my favorite mario character ever is in fact the piranha plant so yes I absolutely love Petey Piranha (also the piranha plant is a fighter is smash and Petey Piranha is the final smash! )

Petey is cool I played as him on double dash sometimes - trains45

Petey is probably one of my favorite Mario Characters

Petey has to be the most underrated Mario character EVER! He is one of my favorite villains and he should receive a lot more praise than he gets. PLEASE VOTE AND BRING HIM INTO THE TOP TEN! He deserves to be way higher on the chart.

32 Popple Popple

Only number 86? Seriously? You know what?! I don't care anymore. When people say that they love Fawful I completely understand why except when they say that he is the funniest video game character. Don't get me wrong, I still love Fawful for how he developped as a villain in Bowser's inside story, and he is still funny, but I don't think he's that funny. Popple however makes me laugh hard! Not only his quotes are pretty hilarious but his appearances are all a joy to watch. Also he found an amnesiac Bowser and decided to make him his partner which is both funny and cool. Not to mention all of his fights are big highlights of Superstar Saga at the side of gameplay. I gladly call Popple my favorite character nintendo ever created and my eleventh favorite overall.

Person that says only 86 it’s now #32

Well he managed to trick Bowser into thinking he was his underling! - darthvadern

I'll be taking that, see?
Boo! Boo I say!
Are you saying you're acquainted with these two palookas?
Aside from these awesome quotes he makes, his partner rookie (Bowser) was hilarious, so were their bros. attacks. His other partner, birdo, was hysterical, that she loved him, and he was freaked out. He's one of the main reasons superstar saga was good.

33 Light Blue Yoshi

Was I really the only one to think of different colored Yoshi. I mean really, Yoshi is awesome and cute. If he won't make you happy, then I don't know what will.

How is this different from yoshi? - MarioBros11

Cute cute cute cute

I just wish he was counted as normal Yoshi instead of Green Uoshi getting all the credit

34 Kamek Kamek Kamek is a common enemy in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He usually appears in New Super Mario Bros. Games, Super Mario Bros. Games, or other similar games. He also appears in spinoff titles, like Mario Party, in which he is not a playable character but creates an obstacle for the players on their way more.

How the hell is Kamek behind any of those horrid koopalings?! He's the head magician of the koopa troop. Kamek deserves more respect.

Oh great, now a Magikoopa actually has a name? - MarioBros11

Bowser Jr. Grandfather. Anyone who is related to Bowser Jr. Is amazing!

He is the sole reason why Bowser is the villian he is today! He needs some more respect! - darthvadern

35 Goomba Goomba Goombas, known in Japan as Kuribo, are a species of sentient mushrooms from Nintendo's Mario franchise.

My sister thinks he's cute! Why?! He's extremely weird looking! But in Goomba Bowling in Mario Party 9, there are 20 Goombas in a single file lines walking sideways really fast! It was funny.

Goomba is the best character obviously because he can do Mario party without hands.

Awesome - Beth2505

Goomba is love goomba is life

36 Professor E. Gadd Professor E. Gadd

He's so dopey I love him - MarioBros11

He's a very serious character, but his hilarious and cute voice makes it so that I can't take him seriously, and that's what's so great about him! He's hilarious and an excellent character from the Luigi's Mansion series! - darthvadern

Rick and Morty + family friendly = E. Gadd and Luigi.
That's awesome. - Eclipsmon

Jeez how wasn't he already on here... Professor E. Gadd might not be the best but he's still a classic :) this little ghost scientist is smart and a little crazy but he is nice :) he's in Luigi's mansion of cource

He saved Mario as well!

37 Blue Toad

He is the fastest mario charcter, need I say any more?

It's just Toad but blue - MarioBros11

My second favourite Toad - darthvadern

This guy (these guys? ) are way better than regular toads. They actually get out and fight along with Mario instead of the red spots who just stand around making Mario do all the dirty work! He and Yellow Toad are the best toads!

38 Black Yoshi Black Yoshi

Yoshi, but with the n-word pass

ITS JUST YOSHI - MarioBros11

Good Yoshi - darthvadern

Good job, sml, good job - rankist

39 Birdo Birdo Birdo is a dinosaur that is well known for her (or his) confused Gender. It was originally stated that Birdo was a male who believed he was a female, but this was changed in later games. Birdo is commonly referred to as a girl, however, they are in a relationship with Yoshi. Birdo first appeared in more.

Birdo sucks. He/She is so slow in Mario kart

I think they should be in Mario Kart 9. - Beth2505

Birdo is amazing when I was little I would kiss the T.V. screen when I saw her

Birdo is a unique character, people hate it because what? It doesn't have an identified gender? Well, by that logic half every character should be hated, with characters like Boo and Goomba that aren't identified. What I'm saying is that Birdo doesn't deserve the hate it gets. (Wow I got mad :P)

40 Lady Bow

Just plain out amazing every time I play paper Mario I use lady bow the most she is sassy and a great charector and amazing.

She is just plain cool she is my favorite paper mario partner
I always want her out please vote she deserves to be higher

Aww why ranked so low? Not only is her design cute, but she's a great character. Plus she's a boo. But not only is kind & loved by the boos around her, but she's also brave, strong, & a bit mischievous, but kind and understanding. Defiantly should be higher on the list.

If only Lady Bow had a big, feminine ass that relates to (& is as big/wide as) her wide body & an actual vagina that related to her green-colored immortal body.

41 Geno Geno

My favorite Mario character! He needs to given back to Nintendo, Square Enix currently owns him and they have done NOTHING with Geno, he's just locked up, never used ever again by Square... If Nintendo finally gets him back, maybe they can finally make a true sequel to Super Mario RPG! Or he could possibly be in future spin-offs, like Mario Party, Mario Kart and others!

Geno was one of the best things about Mario RPG. He needs to be in another game, SOON.

Can I ask why he is so popular? Everyone is just saying "Gene is awesome, he is the best! " Without explaining why he's great. - DCfnaf

He's my favourite Mario character as of now! Why didn't he grant that wish I made for him to return in a future Mario game yet? I love Geno!

42 Dry Bowser Dry Bowser Dry Bowser is the fossilized version of the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise, Bowser. He first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS after Bowser had been dumped into the lava and was left with his skeleton. Since then, Dry Bowser has appeared as a villain in games like Super more.

Dry Bowser is the answer to the meaning of life, the universe, and everything

The first time I saw dry Bowser, he freaked me out so much, I almost went into a coma, he's awesome!

He is just so awesome! Look at him! LOOK AT HIM! Just look at him and tell me that isn't awesome!

He is way cooler than Bowser and should be at least #5. He slits BLUE fire which is actually hotter than red fire! - RealLifeProblems

Dude, he is just Bowser but without his skin. If you think Dry Bowser is better than Bowser, that means you think Bowser is better than himself. That's why I don't like people voting for clone characters, because it's just the same character but in another form. Dry Bowser do look really, really cool though! - Eclipsmon

43 Captain Toad Captain Toad Captain Toad is a variation of the major character, Toad in the Super Mario Bros. Franchise. He first appeared as a playable character in Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World and later appeared as a playable character alongside Captain Toadette in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Come on! captain toad is so cute he is fun and lovable

42! are you joking!

Actually not really, he can't jump which makes him annoying to use in Super Mario 3D World - darthvadern

I like his outfit style compared to the other toads. Captain toad is adventurous an I wish he'd replace toad in other games. He's my favorite toad and I hope he can appear in a Mario Kart Game.

44 Baby Luigi Baby Luigi


I can't believe he is this low. Baby Luigi is the bomb

In my humble opinion this is my favourite mario baby because he looks the coolest in my opinion - darthvadern

Baby luigi is the best how is he down here he's number 1

45 Morton Koopa Jr. Morton Koopa Jr.

He even looks like trash.

Morton? More like moron.

He's better than Roy in my opinion to to looking cooler and having better personality. His boss fights are about as good as Roy's - darthvadern

Got good! You had 30 years.

Well, it's clear you didn't play Bowser Jr's Journey, because he is a great character in that game! - Eclipsmon

46 Metal Mario Metal Mario

Metal Mario AND metal luigi are both awesome characters, from smash bros. Melee to Mario kart 7, they've been awesome to battle and play as!

Come on! This character is so cool he even sounds cool!

He's way too underrated. He should be ahead of Pink Gold Peach!

Really? He's the reason all clones like PGP exists! - darthvadern

47 Lemmy Koopa

Annoying, weak piece of crap.

The worst of the 7 he cries whines acts like a baby and uses a ball, He uses it in every single darn game, I want to maul him to death, I hate Lemmy so so much,he's weaker than Larry and he should shut up, Lemmy fans are gonna be dead

Worst suckling.

So annoying, you won't go a second with his baby cries whines & scres, easily the worst koopaling

48 Francis

This guy is one of the most hilarious chameleons in the mario universe! - darthvadern

Come on, admit it. We all have a little bit of Francis in us.

Hi-technical! - Garythesnail

49 Larry Koopa Larry Koopa Larry Koopa is the youngest koopaling. He first appeared in Super Mario Bros 3, which came out in 1990. He is known for his blue mohawk hair. He was created by Nintendo.

Dust bunnies are more threatening and interesting than Larry.

Living trash here.

Larry sucks.

So cute just love the mow hawk LOL love this guy

50 Toadsworth Toadsworth

A little outdated, I think his last game was in 2008... - MarioBros11

Well, he's Peach's defender in many RPG's including Super Mario Sunshine. He's great! - darthvadern

The best toad ever

Well at least he actually shows his protection to Peach unlike the other Toads who are bunch of misfits! They should come back if they ever get the courage to defend Peach.

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