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.

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

He's the best

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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

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

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.

He is better than mario!

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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.

Mario should be top 1, though Rosalina is my all-time favorite character.
Rosalina is blatantly cyan like Mega Man, Mario's comparison and physical rival. Now, which Mario games are better than Mega Man games? Almost all of them. Remember, Mario is better than Mega Man.

Mario Bros. vs. Mega Man
Both tie by a 10/10 score.

Super Mario Bros. vs. Mega Man 2
Both tie by a 10/10 score.

Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels vs. Mega Man & Bass
Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels wins by a 10/10 score. Keep playing on!

Super Mario Bros. 2 vs. Mega Man 3
Mega Man 3 wins by a 9/10 score.

Super Mario Bros. 3 vs. Mega Man 4, 5 and 6!
All games tie by a 10/10 score!

Super Mario Land series vs. Mega Man (Game Boy series)
The Super Mario Land series wins by a 20/10 score.

Super Mario World vs. Mega Man 7
Super Mario World wins by a 10/10 score (especially because of its hacks such as The Second Reality Project Reloaded and ...more

Why is this relevant? And why are you bashing your supposed "favorite character" for the color she wears? And where did Mega Man come from?! Ugh what a stupid comment. - Berger

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!

Mario Is number 3? - YoshiApple

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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.

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! 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 the best mario character and an great evil villian in nitendo, ey!

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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, Super Mario Bros. 2 for the USA. Since then he has been a reoccurring character in the ...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!

#1 goes to mushroom head!

My favorite Mario character because of his ADORABLE CUTENESS

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6 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

I love Rosalina! She's super smart and kind! I just don't like how Nintendo keeps putting her into games because it's changing her personality. Rosalina was quiet and reserved in the galaxy series, but know she's suddenly..smiling and cheering and in all the sports games and spinoffs. She isn't like peach or Daisy at all. Peach and Daisy are best friends and are in all the sports games and spinoffs. It's normal for them to be shouting and cheering. It's who they are. Rosalina doesn't fit with them. She isn't friends with them. She's friends with the Lumas not to mention their mom! She's different than Peach and Daisy and is supposed to be introverted and reserved. How can she be reserved when Nintendo is putting her into loud games?

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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.

Who heard about the hack of Wario and Waluigi in new super Mario bros wii?

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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.

Bowser is for me a great vilain and I don't who is the mother but his son is even better. I heard that some people say he is stupid and I never understood why. I like how he is determined to beat Mario. Its like the kind of evil that only want the death of the protagonist unlike Bowser that is in love with Peach. Also, Bowser Jr is very agile as shadow Mario, is a strong mini boss in NSMB and he uses very powerful machines like my favorite mario boss of all time, Bowser Jr's boomsday machine. Plus, his battle theme in galaxy 1 and 2 is just fantastic.

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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 wicked ...read more.

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!

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! "

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

Everyone knows waluigi should be #1 here. Don't like it? TOO BAD, WALUIGI TIME!

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10 King Boo King Boo

The only villain scarier than Bowser himself

He is just plain awesome

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!

King boo is the best he is a ghost the KING ghost and he's cool I like him better then luigi and his design is so awesome! so that's why I voted him and his personalty is great and a awesome back story

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11 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.

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.

He's only below the top ten because he isn't part of the main series, but I bet he'd be #1 if more people knew who he was!

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12 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 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

Got him in Mario kart 7, LOVE HIM PEPS

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13 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.

Doesn't make sense of him being back here smh. he's so iconic he literally took nintendo out of the red in 1981 man. Donkey Kong all the way

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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.

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

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

I will be getting a Toadette plush since I love Toadette and feel bad for her because she was on the list of the you tube video called My Top 20 Worst Mario Characters uploaded by Boofan. I don't know if I should like or dislike his video. I'm glad he hates Toad, yet upset he doesn't like Toadette.

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15 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!

He's the most charming enemy character, and is my favorite in spinoffs he's in. My heart lies with Dry Bones.

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16 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. ...read 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

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 is an awesome tomboy princess and should be in more games. she could be her own character in super smash bros instead of being one of peach's skins and should have her own game. I do not hate peach. she is pretty and cool but for me daisy is better.

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17 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 best in the whole MARIO saga!

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18 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.

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.

Worst character ever - MegaSoulhero

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19 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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20 Baby Yoshi

He is so cute and yoshi rocks!

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.

Yoshi is the best

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