Coolest 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 awesome, cute and also the best Mario character. He is also one character not to be taken lightly as well, and though of as a wimp, he maybe cute, happy and cheerful, but he is one dino you don't want to mess with at all ;). Yoshi for the win =3.

Even regarding the fact that Mario is the main character of the series, Yoshi is overall the most likable. He has an indestructible stomach, and whatever he can't eat (and turn in to weaponry), he can spit lack out which will:
A. Instantly fall to their doom
B. Roll around the area and hit other enemies
He's also a loyal companion, and the drums in background music you hear when riding him sound great.

Yoshi is by far the coolest Mario Character. He can eat like everything, he can float, he can make eggs and throw them at enemies, he can grow wings and breathe fire and step on spikes! Yoshi saved Mario's life and Mario abuses him.

Yoshi is my favorite

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2 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 owns all, he should be number one.

He has the best Ultra Smash in Super Smash Bros Brawl.

This guy rules he rocks he the best video game character in the history of the world (he's better than sonic or any Pokemon or ash ketchum! LONG LIVE Mario

Mario is a boss! Gotta love his facial hair. Besides he is the main character.

There should always be more Mario games and a new animated T.V. show and Mario games that can be in 3d like new arcade games of donkey kong and super Mario bros in 3d and Mario covered the eighties from top to bottom he he knows how to use a hammer

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3 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.

Dude, your comment sucked eggs. Mario does not leave Luigi in his shadow. Have you ever played Mario and luigi: Bowser's inside story? If so, remember when they like, hugged it out? Or how about in Luigi's mansion: dark moon? Mario is Luigi's sidekick in that game.

Mario: Ha ha you are my shadow. Luigi: feel my power. Mario: mama mi... Luigi: vote for me or die!

Mario is brave. But luigi is that funny turd making mistakes but still sometimes serious.

I lik him the best

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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.

He can breath fire he controlles like most of the guys in mario games he has a giant turtle shell with spikes he even has spikes on his tail can be really big jumps high can still fight you if he falls in lava he turns into dry bowser

Bowser is such a classic villain. With his super super cool castle, Koopa Troop, 8 children, and airship, this guy deserves number 1.

Giant turtle dragon evil evil evil evil so cool still evil

He's the most badass Mario character - Randomator

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5 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.

Where did all these other dudes come from? Mario and donkey kong are original.

I have him on Mario V. s Donkey Kong, he looks so cool with the wind up thingy.

Haha. the original Mario game was called DONKEY KONG. Plus Dk64 was epic.

Donkey Kong is awesome! - HeavyDonkeyKong

6 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 ...read more.

It's either Baby Mario or Toad, but I have to go with Toad. He's AWESOME! What's cooler that a mushroom that's stronger and faster than the Mario Bros? (SMB2)

Baby Mario is a decent-average good character in PiT. But people hate him of his squeaky voice and annoying cries in Yoshi's island

"This is past Mario, whoever hates him. Hates the entire Mario universe" - Super64Mario

Grr. I have a little bit of an obession over toad. :P Best mario character, no more questions asked.

Cute pack on Mario! He is a cutie. He comes in different colors! He is my second favorite character. Nobody in Mario can beat Birdo. Toad is the loyal friend of Peach who is easily a good character unlike Baby Daisy and Daisy who are a waste of space. Toad is ultimate!

Toad is the most cutest and coolest tiny little character he's supposed to earn 1st coolest character #toadalltheway

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7 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.

I do not know if there is any reason why Dry Bones is not cool. He is just a unique character!

They NEED to bring this guy back to Mario Kart! Please! - Cesium

Dry Bones is awesome! He can not die and he is MADE OF BONES! HOW COOL IS THAT! P.S. hE makes a Cop, Cop sound!

He is my bff

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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 love Bowser jr. He is my favorite character.

How is Bowser jr all the down on 21? He took over all of delfino. That is preety impressive for a 9 year old. Heck, this character should go all the way. Gotta love this koopa!

This monster is really cool. Love how he can turn into Shadow Mario.

He's like his dad but way smarter because of his gadgets!

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9 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.

This guy is DANG awesome. He's cunning, he's sarcastic, he has a sweet tooth, his mustache is grotesque, what can you ask for?

Wario is the coolest guy on mario by far! I say he is number 1! I even have a tribe on fight my monster called kingwario! He deserves to be number 1 at all costs!

Gross, rude, disgusting, cunning, and sarcastic, but at the same time lovable and hilarious? LOVE IT! My vote goes to this guy! He's a very diverse character. He is Mario's Deadpool but he is also the male Rosalina by having a tragic backstory. - DCfnaf

Should be way higher - Randomator

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10 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.

Waluigi is so funny when he says "Yah, wee! " in Mario Kart. His moves are so erratic. If you play as him you'll always have a smile on your face.

Waluigi is a mad dog

Waluigi would be an over 125% better better arch-rival of Amy Rose.

Luigi vs waluigi waluigi winz

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The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.

People troll her around just because she's not a bricking Yoshi! Yoshi is weird. Birdo should be +9. #10? Besides she taught the shy guys, they're cool because of her. If her nose was like a yoshi's people would like her a bit more and realize it's a girl and super powerful than the others. Without Birdo, the girls are weak like Peach, Daisy, and stupid Rosalina.

These Birdo-haters just love Yoshi because he caused the front of her nose to break and made Birdo become hated. If her nose looked like a Yoshi's nose then, Birdo would be just as great as yoshi in everyone else's image.

I love Birdo and she taught Shy Guy everything. Also she's just like Yoshi, why isn't she number 2? Four words girl version of yoshi.

A girl with a cannon for a nose/mouth that shoots eggs and fire? Pretty awesome!

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12 Princess Rosalina

Seriously!? HERE? You guys are evil. Everybody who said daisy is a tomboy? I'M A TOMBOY AND I DON'T LIKE FLOWERS DRESSES (dresses are okay but I'd rather wear pajamas) OR THE 10 POUNDS OF MAKE-UP SHE WEARS! RAGE! She's nice. She's pretty, she's powerful, she also knows suffering. Who knows more suffering than to lose your whole family when you are a young lost CHILD? She's still standing strong. :) she's the tomboy. Not daisy! She's also B- beautiful
E-enough said. She's the kindest!
A- a little girl... To such a hero...
U- you should vote for her. She deserves credit!
T- terrific!
I- I think if you don't vote, a star will come BITE you :D
F- fantastic fact is that she's nothing like peach or daisy
U- you are nice if you voted I like you!
L- Luigi is in love with her

Though she only appears in two games, she is super awesome. In Super Mario Galaxy, she has managed to take care of a ton of lumas and has an entire observatory in space. She is also very kindhearted, as she left her own home to take care of a luma who couldn't find his mother. In Mario Kart, she just owns all. 'enough said.

Plus her fans are annoying preachers that shove her down our throats. Apart from her fan base, which is massive, no one else cares about her.

I hate her fan base, but I like Rosalina. Got that, Daisy fanGirls? - DCfnaf

Super cool, pretty and strong. Luma is super cute as well. No Daisy fans please.

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13 Shy Guy Shy Guy

He's a red/blue/green/white/black/pink dude with a mask. How much better can it be?

SHY GUY IS SO awesome AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHY! - CrimsonRayzr

This guy is way better than Yoshi and Birdo Combined!

Yeah Boy!

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14 Shadow Mario

In Mario Galaxy. The shadow Mario race, wow. It's so cool. You can see the stars through him.

Shadow Mario is cool because he's um a shadow

Seriously? Why shadow Mario here?

/ / up please
!
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Dude, Shadow Mario is Bowser Jr. - Super64Mario

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15 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.

Koopa is the cutest Mario character tied with Yoshi. If you look at them closely, you can see that they have the shape and color of eyes.

Koopa is awesome. If you like Yoshi, can't you like Koopa too? They are the 2 best Mario characters ever.

He should be near where Dry Bones is.

They can be annoying, but besides that, they're cute!

16 Baby Mario Baby Mario

Baby Mario is the bet gaming character tying with Rosalina & her Namco arch-rival, Inky the blue ghost (from the Pac-Man series).

He is number 1 he's good at Mario kart he's in Mario sunshine witch is awesome and I like the baby characters.

Baby Mario is cool

Poop is for babys

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17 Whomp King
18 Boo

How on earth is peCh in front of them?! I love these little guys.

Boo is the best Mario character that was ever created.

Boo is better than Koopa and Peach together!

Boos are so cute and cool and epic

19 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.

You have to love that tomboy attitude that Daisy gives off she has a beautiful dress and wonderful kingdom and she is good friends with princess Peach and Luigi. I mean who wouldn't love her and she can pretty much save her self if there's trouble

People who prefer Daisy to Peach are rebels ;D
But amazing rebels! Daisy has always been my favourite

Hey look at rosalina the top one is fake like the bottom word is l luigi is in love with her no just no no luigi is not in love with rosalina rosalina is a awful character daisy daisy is amazing and on top ten worst Mario bros characters all the awesome characters suffer the pain like daisy like that list is not close to a list like all the 2nd page on daisy are at - dislikes so that means they are fake screw that list this list is a list and I do not like this some say daisy is a clone how could she a clone is a thing that looks the same and does the same thing daisy is not a clone she is suffering the pain top ten world war team daisy vs team rosalina team daisy will win because it is all rosalinas fault that is why daisy is suffering the pain this it bye

"Daisy is so awesome! She is a tomboy who appeared in one game and has barely and development or character! Rosalina? She's a Peach clone! Who cares if she has a backstory, character development, different dress and design, and complexity? That sucks! She's a space peach! "

Daisy Fans suck. They honestly parade this website going on about how their character is better and how Rosalina sucks because they are butt hurt about smash. Then when we point out that Rosalina gets unjustified hate, we are bombarded with dislikes because how dare we go up against the all mighty and incredibly whiny Daisy Fanbase. You guys are getting worse than Rosalina's, and that's saying something!

Oh, and if this comment gets dislikes...you are basically proving my point. Have a nice day! 😏 - DCfnaf

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20 Gooper Blooper
21 Baby Luigi Baby Luigi

The smarter and savager version of Luigi. Baby mario is plain stupid

22 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.

But then it came certain anglious. Peach is better than Daisy. Also not too girly like Daisy. In Sports Mix Mario, Peach is the best at basketball because of her blocking experience. Then someone who hates Peach, sucks for you! If you hate Daisy, eh, she's annoying and a cheap. Peach also pretends to be Daisy in a couple of games. I think Peach makes a perfect Daisy. Peach is the second girl on the list, first is Birdo, but I love them both. Peach and Birdo :D!

Why is Princess Daisy always lower than Peach?! Peach isn't great! She's too overrated! What if Peach were newer on this list?! Princess Peach should never at the least bit be liked! EVER! Also, why doesn't she wear a braid?

Really looks good in a soccer outfit. And they say this the SECOND girl on the list? Do we really know if Birdo IS a girl? But then we can still say Peach is amazing. It really isn't her fault if she gets kidnapped weekly. It's the toads that should be protecting her. What have they been doing?! - Pikachulover1

People mainly hate on this girl because she gets captured. First off, that’s not her fault because Bowser is way stronger than her and he’s ’ scary. Wouldn’t you need help if you saw him? Not every girl is able to defend themselves well. Stop saying that every girl should be able to defend themselves fine, some girls aren’t strong enough and that’s fine. That’s why she’s oh, I don’t know, the DAMSEL IN DISTRESS! - MarioNinja101

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23 King Boo King Boo

Seriously? He needs to be in the top 10

He Scared Me When I Was 5 In 2005

I LOVE KING BOO so MUCH

24 Dimentio Dimentio

Dimentio is the coolest boss ever. Just like mephiles from sonic

Did I seriously have to add him? Not only is he cool looking and mysterious, he's the only person so far to actually KILL Mario. So badarse.

Dimentio is an awesome villain. The way he doesn't lose his cool, independently plotting his overthrow of the Count, is just really interesting. He might be the most intimidating villain in the seires. - Garythesnail

My favorite bad guy ever!

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25 Wiggler Wiggler

Wiggler is adorable, and I feel he's underrated. Come on! He's an innocent little caterpillar who has a dream to plant a flower garden. He lives in the Forest of Illusion.. how could you not like that place? And he needs to be back in Mario Kart 8, maybe as a DLC. He had the cutest voice EVER. He's always abused, like when Mario flooded his house in Mario 64. He gets mad easily but you can't blame him. All he does is get tortured and stomped on. Don't overlook such a nice character!

Congrats. You had a good argument until you revealed you were a Game Theory Fan. The Wiggler was being manipulated by the star. Mario got the star from him. - DCfnaf

He is so cute

26 Boshi Boshi

Boshi is bad yoshi

27 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 ...read more.

Uh, hello? This guy can ground-pound, do cartwheels, breathe fire, shoot LIGHTNING, flutter-jump, shoot homing fireballs or five at once, LEVITATE, and CLONE HIMSELF! Not to mention he's the smartest Mario character (except possibly E. Gadd)

Ludwig's boss fight in New Super Mario Wii is boss. Literally.

Stupid Krapalings...lousy filler bosses... - DCfnaf

Reply to DCfnaf this rumor starts at the beginning of the episode Two Koopas For A Throne in the Super Mario Television Series A Day With Bowser Jr. First everything is normal until Ludwig ambushes Bowser Jr. from behind a car and beats on him while Bowser Jr. goes to school. Then Bowser Jr. asks Larry Koopa how was he given the throne in spite of Ludwig. So Larry explains nobody among the 7 Koopaling had known how Bowser Jr. was next in line when Bowser, Princess Peach and Kamek were talking how he was fit for. Princess Peach asks Bowser when is he going to tell the other kids about it which Bowser says he'll do someday but not the Bowser Jr. was born. And with all that it seems as though they forgot about Ludwig he was the oldest son.

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28 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.

WHY IS HE NOT IN FIRST PLACE!?!?!?

29 Iggy Koopa Iggy Koopa

He is My favorite Character! HE IS SO awesome! HE RULES THE JUNGLE!

HE IS THE BEST Mario CHARACTER EVER! HE IS BETTER THAN THAT LITTLE BRAT Bowser JR.! HE SHOULD BE IN AT LEAST THE TOP 3! HE IS SO UNDERRATED! HE'S ALMOST NEVER BEEN IN A GAME OUTSIDE OF SUPER Mario SERIES! HE IS THE BEST Mario CHARACTER EVER!

Lemmy should be here I hate the little nerd in super mario bros U

Who put the Krapalings on the list? REMOVE THEM! - DCfnaf

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30 F.L.U.D.D.

Okay seriously the only robotic character with personality in the series at #41? Sure he's a power up but he's still his own character. Top 10 please - Randomator

31 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha

Coolest charater ever

32 9-Volt
33 Bogmire
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 ...read more.
35 Cosmic Mario
36 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.

GET RID OF HIM! - DCfnaf

He Sucks - Randomator

I LOVE ALL KOOPALINGS

37 Cosmic Luigi
38 18-Volt
39 5-Volt
40 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.

Nintendo - We need someone in this Mario game. A partner for Toad! How about Toad-ette! Toad but purple with braids made out of mushrooms!
Me - I love Toadette! Between Toadette and Birdo, I need to say Toadette because of her voice. I love to play as Toad, Toadette, Birdo, and Luigi in Mario.

She the best toad!

Justice for Toadette! - WendyIsQueen

41 Shadow Queen Shadow Queen

How did she make it into the list?

On of the most difficult boss battles ever! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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 ...read more.

This is proof that Bowser is invulnerable to death. This is LITERALLY his SKELETON keeping him alive, BY ITSELF. - Garythesnail

He's Bowser but cooler. What more could you want?

THIS GUY IS SO awesome! HE RULES THE BONES! HE BREATHES BLUE FIRE!

Yoshizilla-Rhedosaurus made a cool character even more awesome, so yeah, I'm going with this badass bonehead.

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43 Funky Kong

How can Funky Kong be lower than Shy Guy, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr? Funky Kong is a cool surfer dude. Without him, the rest of the Kongs would be toast. Even with Donkey Kong. He's cool. And I don't know why he is not in the top 10.

Enjoy Flame Running - Super64Mario

44 Professor E. Gadd Professor E. Gadd
45 Geno

Geno is the coolest and the best Mario character! He's brave, heroic, smart, cute, awesome and badass. He's the most strongest and useful character in Super Mario RPG. It's sad that many people who haven't played older Mario games haven't even heard of him! He is definitely a character that deserves to reappear in more Mario games. Mallow too, for that matter!

Why isn't this dude any higher?

YES! He is the coolest out of all of them on this list. He needs more attention, and he is (correct me if I'm wrong) the only gunner in the entire MARIO series. Please people, give more support

He should at least be in the top 10. He's is one cool, badass character, no doubt.

46 Pauline Pauline

Peach just brags about stuff she doesn't do. But it doesn't mean I don't like her. People need to give pauline a chance...she's just as legit as rosalina. Without pauline, some ancient mario history wouldn't exist. She's the original damsel in distress. People are spoiled enough to hate her. If you hate Pauline, come in her shoes! Rosalina and Pauline are awesome, how can you not vote for them?

I love Pauline because Mario used to have no one to save and dk would have no one to capture and after pauline broke up with Mario she let him meet her BFF peach and Mario is famous and that stuff. Pauline is lost in the series for about 40 years and she is a princess and should get some credit.

I think pauline deserves better because she actually dated mario first. Peach just keeps annoying everybody; she complains about everything and brags about stuff she doesn't do. - Toad_mushroom

Only losers hate no Pauline, she is the original and the best.

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47 Baby Peach Baby Peach Baby Peach is the infant version of the major character from the Mario Series, Princess Peach. She is mostly known for her appearances in the Mario Kart Franchise in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 as a playable character, but she also appears in other Mario games, including Yoshi's Island DS, in which ...read more.

Who Put This On Here?!?

48 Dr. Mario Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario is the hardest game in the World

Multicolour pills, to cure all your ills, but they only work on the fever or the chills - SuperLonk

Even has his own INCREDIBLY iconic theme song.
"I am Dr. Mario and I am saving lives! " - xandermartin98

49 Lemmy Koopa

So your saying lemmy isn't cool you have serious issues

Lemmy is awesome! He rides around on a ball playing
Pranks! That's what you r supposed to do on the weekend

50 Antasma

Many people didn't like Antasma for his lack of humor, but the guy was really cool. The way he seems so chilled out all the time makes him a unique villain. Also, I love the vampire accent. - Garythesnail

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