Characters That Should Be In Mario Kart 9

The Top Ten

1 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.

I mean it would make so much sense. She had a major role in Mario Odyssey, so I don't see why she shouldn't be in Mario Kart. She's also in Mario Tennis Aces, I don't understand why she wasn't in Super Mario Party. You know what, why stop there? Let's put her in Super Smash Bros. - Aidanisawesome

Have a feeling she'll be there, it just makes a lot of sense. - myusernameisthis

Although she singles Peach out she deserves to be in the game!

She should be! - OrangeRin

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2 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 used to be a big character in the Mario Kart and Sports game. She must make a return. - Aidanisawesome

Everyone wants birdo

Man I like her a lot. I want her back. - DCfnaf

Birdo was not in Mario Kart 8 but Pink Gold Peach was, PINK GOLD PEACH! Birdo is underrated and needs to come back. - DaisyandRosalina

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3 Kirby Kirby Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

I'm upset they'll never make a Kirby Air Ride squeal, I mean he would be great in Mario kart so why not. He can go racing next to Mario, Link, Isabelle, Villager, and the inklings. It will be just like Smash bros but as a racing game. - Aidanisawesome

We don't need more non-Mario characters, that's not the idea. - myusernameisthis

Kirby is better than link by a bajillion

Yes! Kirby should be in the next Mario Kart! Link, the Villager, and even the Inklings have made it into game, but not Kirby? He was even in the Rosalina and Luma Reveal Trailer, where he was on Rainbow Road! It makes sense, and also, he is really cute

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4 Fox McCloud Fox McCloud Fox McCLoud is an anthropomorphic fox who first appeared in Star Fox for the Super NES in 1993, the son of James McCloud who perished during a mission and the leader of the new Star Fox team along with Peppy Hare former member of the original Star Fox team, Falco Lombardi and Slippy Toad as they the more.

HRM, I honestly feel like Fox in Mario doesn't make sense, or is that just me? - RosalinaX

ToadF1. I respect your opinion. Are you aware why people are calling your comment "very rude" and "not nice"?

It's because of your wording. See, if you say "Who's stupid? Who'd want fox? ", people register that as an insult.

If you say "I don't think that's a good idea because...", maybe people would not make these "ToadF1, that's not nice" comments. Maybe you can learn from this comment and be able to share these sorts of opinions again... with better wording, of course.

I would be that character more than King Boo.

I'd rather not - Randomator

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5 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.

He's like after bowser my favourite

I forgot they took out characters like Bowser Jr. and King Boo! PLEASE NINTENDO BRING THEM BACK!

He's in Deluxe now bring him back for mk9 - Randomator

Why was he not in Mariokart 8

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6 Funky Kong

Funky Kong was the most used Mario Kart Wii character because of his obscurity and the fact he was an awesome character. I'd love to see him make a return one day, and why stop there? Let's bring all the kongs in to Mario Kart. Maybe even King K Rool as well. - Aidanisawesome

You know how in Mario Kart 8/Deluxe there are multiple color variants of Yoshi? Well, I'm thinking maybe Funky Kong could come back to Mario Kart as a palette swap of Donkey Kong. Don't worry, though, because he still has his own voice clips. Do you agree, or disagree?

I don't really agree with that idea. I think Funky Kong should have a separate slot - Aidanisawesome

Where my Flame Runner at

We need more broken time trial characters. SO bring him back with the flame runner

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7 Zelda Zelda Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.

If Link is in Mario Kart, why not Zelda? Maybe we should also bring Ganondorf as well. - Aidanisawesome

If link is back Zelda should be in the game to

If Link is in this game, Why not ZELDA? Seriously, the game series is named after her! - RosalinaX

I Agree If links in zelda should be

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8 Sonic Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

I've been wanting Sonic to be in Mario Kart for so LONG now. Actually fun fact, Mario was originally gonna be in Sonic Sega All Stars Racing but he was scrapped for Banjo Kazooie. Which I think was a bad idea. - Aidanisawesome

I don't want to see Sonic in another Mario game. They're supposed to be enemies. - Smash64

He's a mii costume in MK8D, so there's a chance, but still not likely. - myusernameisthis


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9 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.

Wasn't Luigi always a playable character? - RosalinaX

Last night weegee crept into my room and put garlic bread in my ass

Well, duh. I highly doubt Luigi wouldn't be put in it. - Wereweegee

He is probably going to appear again I hope so I always been a luigi fan

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10 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.

More obscure than the Tiny Robots movie, so no. - myusernameisthis

Yeah nah, I don't think Fawful will ever be in another Mario game ever again. - Aidanisawesome


Not likely, but would be cool. - benpiano800

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The Newcomers

? Bubsy Bubsy Bubsy is a series of platforming video games created by Michael Berlyn and developed and published by Accolade. The games star an anthropomorphic bobcat named Bubsy, a character that takes inspiration from Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog.

The Contenders

11 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.

I hope Mario is in Mario Kart 9, he isn't that likely, but I think he is in. - myusernameisthis

Why would anyone ask for this. Mario will never be in Mario Kart and that's a straight up fact. - Aidanisawesome

I know he doesn't have much of a chance but I hope gets in. Mario has to be the underrated mario character of all time.

I don't think it's necessary to vote for Mario. It's called MARIO Kart, so Mario is guaranteed to be in it. - Smash64

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12 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.

I think it's time Kamek should be in Mario Kart. - Aidanisawesome

On certain other Mario titles I LOVE Kamek. Besides, it's much better compared to the two troubles called Baby Daisy and Baby Rosalina. - Qryzx

I would love it if he came as a Mario Kart character! - RosalinaX

Do you know Kamek was originally planned to be in Mario Kart 64? Later he was replaced by Donkey Kong. How would the other games look like if Kamek did appear in Mario Kart 64? That is a question with no answer. He would be a middleweight.

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13 Professor E. Gadd Professor E. Gadd

He's barley in any Mario games anymore. I mean he's gonna be in the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3 game but he needs to be in more games. - Aidanisawesome

Not very popular but maybe. - myusernameisthis

We need Professor E Gadd in Mario Kart 9. He would be a great character choice and with all of his popularity from the Luigi's mansion series, I think he deserves to be in Mario Kart 9. And he would be way better than stupid, no good, rotten, lame PINK GOLD PEACH!

He would make such a great addition to the roster! I would love to see him in a Mario Kart game. - SmashPrincess

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14 Daisy 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.

Of course she will be in!

Wish they would make her go the way of Birdo.

She's coming back without a doubit. - DaisyandRosalina

I hate her but better than indignant peach

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15 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.

I really want him there

No, please Nintendo don't put Waluigi in Mario Kart 9! Just kidding, Waluigi should be in Mario Kart 9. - ImoTube

Waluigi is very nice and loved he is always there for wario.

I feel really bad for this character. Mario kart and Mario tennis are the only things that he's on. Come on Nintendo give Waluigi his OWN game please! - KeithKash

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16 Inkling

Inklings are the best character in the world

Yes you get my vote I love splatoon - epictoonsfan1

The inklings are in mk8 deluxe.

I got good news guys.
*whispers* go on mario kart 8 deluxe - TeamRocket747

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17 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.

he is cool - Noudritman123

He is My boy - Noudritman123

Get Link and Pink Gold Peach's ass out of here, and put King Boo.

He's coming back in Mario Kart 8 so he probably will come back for Mario Kart 9 too. - DaisyandRosalina

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18 Pac Man

He should be in more Mario kart games. Although I doubt he ever will. - Aidanisawesome

PAC MAN Is A Best Choice That I Deserve

He was in the arcade version. - benpiano800

Low chance but I like him - Randomator

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19 Nabbit Nabbit

I don't understand why he wasn't in Mario Kart 8. Put him in - Aidanisawesome

Ooh, nice one. - myusernameisthis

This would be a creative decision. - benpiano800

We gotta catch Nabbit, since he stole items out of my Toad House! says a yellow coloured Toad. Probably, I don't have New Super Mario Bros. U. The main reason is the same as Il Piantissimo's: he is a racer. He would be a featherweight, right?

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

I'm sorry but it will never happen - Aidanisawesome

Love him so much but it isn't happening. - DCfnaf

No idea

21 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.

What do you idiots expect? Of course Yoshi is going to be in the next Mario Kart.

He better appear or everyone will rage

He's the best, above the competition

100% going to appear - NintendoMaster853

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22 Peach 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.

Don't waste your time hating her, she will come back. - DaisyandRosalina

If it wasn't for Peach then Mario would not have her to rescue and then lots of Mario games wouldn't excist and then there would be no point for Mario then there is no point for lots of other characters.

Everyone loves peach! Peach is so peachy!

100% guaranteed. Don't waste your time bashing her, it's happening. - DCfnaf

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23 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Let's bring some Pokemon rep into Mario Kart - Aidanisawesome


He is so cute, that he is on this list twice.

I agree with this one. Another character from Pokemon I want in MK9 is Lucario.

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24 Shadow

Sonic isn't even in Mario Kart. So don't even bother. - Aidanisawesome

... Inkling and Link at least belonged to Nintendo, Shadow is from Sonic (which belongs to SEGA). - Qryzx

This is mario kart not sonic kart - epictoonsfan1

Wish it would happen but he is from SEGA. - DCfnaf

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25 Hammer Bro Hammer Bro

What the hell?!?! Why isn't he in Mario Kart? He deserves to be. - Aidanisawesome

I first made a list using another programme, and I noticed I had 9 character ideas that I liked. From the ones I did not have an opinion, this is the best for me. Hammer Bro is a character a lot of people talk about. But I just don't like the idea of him being a racer. He could better be an obstacle on the race itself, throwing hammers at the racers which the racers need to avoid. But if he appears, he would be a middleweight, I think.

He was originally going to be plained as character in Mario Kart Wii, but replaced by someone else

Or their could be a sledge bro as a heavyweight

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26 Count Bleck Count Bleck Count Bleck, true name Lord Blumiere, is the central antagonist turned anti-hero of the 2007 Nintendo Wii videogame Super Paper Mario.

It will never happen - Aidanisawesome

No Idea who that is

No chance but I love him. - DCfnaf

27 Samus Aran Samus Aran Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.
28 Princess Zelda Princess Zelda Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.

If they can do Link, they can work out Zelda. - Qryzx

Maybe - DCfnaf

29 Mr. Resetti Mr. Resetti


He should appear when you reset.

Why should Mr. Resetti be in Mario Kart 9?

What. The. Hell. Is. THIS?!?

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30 Popple Popple

I'm a massive Mario fan and yet I've never heard of him - Aidanisawesome

No Idea who that is

No chance at all. by the way like my pic of him? - DCfnaf

31 Ganondorf Ganondorf Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.

Probably if link is in 8 - epictoonsfan1

32 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.

If toad appears Toadette probably will

Pretty big chance she will get in. - DCfnaf

If the roster is big she will come back without a doubit. - DaisyandRosalina

She is so adorable she better appear or else I am ganna do what choclate guy does - epictoonsfan1

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

I really want this to happen - Aidanisawesome

Been requested for years - benpiano800

2% guaranteed. - ImoTube

he is cool - Noudritman123

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35 Toadsworth Toadsworth

He should be in Mario Kart 9, he seldom appear in mario games. - ImoTube

Good Idea. I think Toadsworth could replace that retard Toad in Mario Kart seeing as Toadsworth is 100% underrated because he only helps you in Mario Superstar Baseball for the Game Cube, Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Super Sluggers for the Wii and Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time for the DS.

We already got a male and a female Toad. Now an older Toad! Go Toadsworth! By the way, Toadsworth has appeared in a Mario Kart game earlier: Mario Kart: Double Dash! He was the driver of the golden car which is used during trophy ceremonies. He would be a lightweight. Not a featherweight.

I actually would like to see that. Toadsworth would be a nice addition. - SmashPrincess

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36 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.

She's always playable nowadays, so don't worry. - RosalinaX

Yay! She is on this list?! THAT IS SO LUCKY!

I would never play Mario kart 9 if Rosalina wasn't in it

She's 31? More like 1 please - Btd

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37 O'Chunks


I doubt it. - ShaunFan04

38 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.

He need to be in mario kart 9, he only in mario kart double dash and mario kart wii

Diddy Kong WAS planned to be in Mario Kart 8, but was released before release. He didn't even return to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Diddy is one of the many Mario Kart Double Dash characters to have grown on me like mould on bread (but in a good way), so you should have thought better. That punk Metal Mario! He's been flipping us off for the past three games!

Come on Nintendo put him in Mario kart again - Randomator

Diddy Kong needs to be in Mario Kart 9! he should of made it into MK8 way before all the Mario and Peach clones and Baby Characters!

39 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.

Toad appeared in enough game to know that he's popular

He was in every Mario Kart game, he will return. - DaisyandRosalina

Duh he will appear - epictoonsfan1

He is already playable.

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40 Marth Marth Marth is a fictional character from the Fire Emblem series, developed by Intelligent Systems and owned by Nintendo. He is the protagonist and Lord class character in the first and the third games in the series, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, more.


Maybe - DCfnaf

41 Antasma

Not likely, since AlphaDream owns the character. - benpiano800

No chance - DCfnaf

42 Shy Guy Shy Guy

95% guaranteed - DCfnaf

Yes - epictoonsfan1

43 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha

No chance, unless it's gonna be like smash ultimate where everyone is back. - myusernameisthis

No, Petey Piranha shouldn't be in Mario Kart 9, is too big! Like Ridley in Smash! - ImoTube

Getting him back would be nice - benpiano800

I would love to see him back. But it is a low chance. - DCfnaf

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44 Dark Bowser

Could be an alternate skin - benpiano800

No Dry Bowser is enough - Randomator

Dark Bowser is in M&L: Bowser's inside story. Not Mario kart 9.

No chance. - DCfnaf

45 Classic Mario

Possible, but unlikely - myusernameisthis


Basically Mario is already classic better than games where you run kill and die that everyone does now

No more clones. - TeamRocket747

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46 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.

What is dry bones doing here? He needs to be top 5. Get Link Pink gold peach and baby Rosalina out and put dry bones

He's in Deluxe it's 50-50 if he returns in 9 - Randomator

Maybe... why not? I miss him a bit. - DaisyandRosalina

Dry bones is boss

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47 Dixie Kong Dixie Kong

If Funky was in why not Dixie - Randomator

She would be a good choice. - DCfnaf

48 Batman Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael more.

Yes! - ImoTube

49 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.

Yeah pretty sure he's in - Randomator

100% guaranteed. - DCfnaf

He's 100% in. - DaisyandRosalina

Screw you Dasteem, we can't not have him.

50 Captain Falcon Captain Falcon Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

He's from a racing game for crying out loud. This just makes sense. - Smash64

Maybe - DCfnaf

Okay - Randomator

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