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

Yoshi a hoss, simple as that

Yoshi is my favorite Mario character go YOSHI!

SO ADORABLE

Not the best Mario character, but a really cool one. Really neat design. - MarioBros11

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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 is so cool he can do anything like shot fire balls fly in the sky and be unstoppable he's the cool guy that everyone would want to be he is also known as mr Nintendo I also like it when he tosses his hat in super Mario odyssey and he is also the best in the super smash bros games it's also cool that he lived in Brooklyn and he is always ready to fight bowser and save princess peach and the mushroom kingdom I do know that he and donkey kong started out as arch rivals back in 1981 he covers the eighties from top to bottom and in a reboot of the the super Mario bros super show he would team up with a swordsman an elf a barbarian dwarf and a wizard also a team of super heroes and giant robots that can transform into cars and jets he also use the hammer that he used in donkey kong and pull out a magical plunger that is gold like Excalibur and be called king Mario it would also have some live action sketches hosted by charles martainet also with episodes that based on star wars ...more

Of course Yoshi is number one but it needs to be Mario because without Mario Yoshi would never exist

Saved the industry! - MarioMaster101

Mario must be number 1 even over yiosh

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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.

In the Olympics Luigi would break dance. Is that not cool enough. - SpecialFunWorld

He's cool - darthvadern

He does live in marios shadow and he is best

I like him. He shows the most personality and cares for his brother and the kindom.

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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.

Bowser's badass - darthvadern

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.

He is so badass! He is my favorite character by far, always has been and always will be.

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

He's cute but not cool

Go,Toad! He is the best out of the top ten but Peach will be at the top soon hopefully.Unicorn girl

What's better than a cute lovable character that helps you on your journey to save the princess and serves as a very informative guide? My favorite character! FIVE STARS! - RosalinaX

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

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6 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.

Overrated but still good - darthvadern

So underrated (Ooh,Ah,Ah) so strong and powerful and cool give him some sunglasses and he will be a hit!

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.

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7 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 is very cute. He's way better without his Koopa Clown Car. Why does he use his Koopa Clown Car in Super Smash Bros, Mario Tennis Aces etc.?

Super cool.

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!

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8 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.

Wario sucks

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

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9 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.

Birdo is amazing when I was little I used to think ahe was my girlfriend

She's my favorite final fantasy 2 character

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.

I'm a Yoshi fan and I like Birdo. Plus, have you missed many fanart or other fan-related things of YoshixBirdo? There are some Yoshi fans who like Birdo, too.

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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 partner. ...read more.

I would say he's super good at Mario Tennis Aces.

Waluigi is by far the best character in the whole Mario franchise despite the fact he is ugly and has a weird voice

My favorite video game character is yoshi, but waluigi needs more credit. He has the rejected powers with him. WWAHH

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.

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The Contenders

11 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 think he was replaced in mario kart 8 by pink gold peach. I might be wrong but still the best and coolest character.

Naw, Dry Bones was in Deluxe. Dry bones rocks so much, he replaced Koopa in Mario Kart DS for good reason. Koopa is lame, Dry bones is GOD!

I hate it when he tosses his head in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's weird in a bad way.

Definitely one of the best charates out there!

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12 Princess Rosalina

Such a dope character, such a dope game - MarioBros11

Not a princess - MarioBros11

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.

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13 Shy Guy Shy Guy

He's so great.Snake4179

Shy Guy is way better than the characters

I love this character. Dragon 101

Shy Guy is the best.Dragon 101

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14 Shadow Mario

Cool but tedious - MarioBros11

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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15 Whomp King

Sick - MarioBros11

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

I’ve got to say, he is brave and smart. Smarter than his dumb sister, Baby Peach!

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17 Boo

Why do people like boo? I don’t find he/she very cool. Well, it is just my opinon. I guess some people like 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!

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18 Baby Luigi Baby Luigi

Baby Luigi is so cute and has a very cool persinality

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

He’s cool

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.

She slapped Bowser so hard he was sent miles away! No one else can do that! She finally is a character in Smash! She was in Melee, but she was a palette swap. She deserves her own game!

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

TEAM ROSALINA FOR THE WIN! Plus, we can ship whatever we want, so don't force your "Daisy and Luigi" crap on us. - RosalinaX

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20 Gooper Blooper
21 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 ...read more.

Why isn't she higher on this list? Half the characters above her suck or aren't as important as Peach. - RosalinaX

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!

People,
Stop
Hating
On
Other
Characters! - RosalinaX

I agree. Unless it's about Pauline, I wouldn't post hate to a character. - Qryzx

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?

*Sigh* If you like Daisy so much, go comment positivity there, instead of negativity here. You're the odd one out in this section, so you can leave. - Qryzx

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

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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23 Boshi Boshi

The best Yoshi by far! - MarioMaster101

Who the hell is this dope? - MarioBros11

He is cool should be higher cause he like Yoshi not as good as Yoshi but still cool - YoshiZombie

Boshi is bad yoshi

24 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.

K- Kill them
O- Oh no
O- Octopuses wrestle them
P- Poison then
A- Arachnids crawl on the Koopalings
L-Laugh at those fillers
I-Ice bucket challenge on all
N-No more Nintendo
G- Go away
S- Scram

I want to know why people hate the koopalings so much, because for me, they are like my childhood bosses. Not much as personality wise, but come on, they have magic wands and each have their own style of defeating Mario. So that's all I wanted to say. - RosalinaX

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.

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25 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!?!?!?

26 Iggy Koopa Iggy Koopa

I hate the Koopalings with a burning passion and they better get off the list or else I will be mad

My favorite koopliangs should be higher and broodals are terrible - YoshiZombie

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!

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27 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha

Super Mario Sunshine - MarioBros11

Coolest charater ever

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29 Wiggler Wiggler

He is a powerful god who slaughtered billions of humans and only let the piranha plants survive because they are powerful too. He is so poweful he eats peoples heart right from the chest then he crunches. It was good - lemur

Why does Wiggler have an ATV? - MarioBros11

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

Wiggler are cool

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30 F.L.U.D.D.

How is this a character? - MarioBros11

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 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.

Since when did Magikoopa become Kamek? - MarioBros11

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33 Cosmic Mario

I think this is the second time he's on here... - MarioBros11

He is so cool! Because skary

34 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

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36 5-Volt
37 Cosmic Luigi
38 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 so amazing! He captures Mario and can create mansions out of thin air!

Luigi...uhn...stop me...ungh... sex me... - MarioBros11

Seriously? He needs to be in the top 10

He Scared Me When I Was 5 In 2005

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39 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.

How is he only at 41? - MarioBros11

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!

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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.

I love playing as her because she's cute, underrated, and fun to play as. Whenever I play as a princess, my friends fight over all the characters, so this is my go to in that situation. Toadette for the win! - RosalinaX

Higher please! At least in the top 20! - RosalinaX

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!

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41 Funky Kong

He literally has funky in his name.

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

42 Professor E. Gadd Professor E. Gadd

He is so dopey and ridiculous and I love him - MarioBros11

43 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 and is Joseph in SML!

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.

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44 Geno Geno

Geno is bad and should not be in smash also

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.

45 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.

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?

Yes, she doesn't have much of a character, but blame that on Nintendo for not adding her to more games! - RosalinaX

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'd rather not lay a hate bomb in this section, as that is immature.
However, I WILL say that Pauline doesn't really have much depth.
Just wanted to say that, it doesn't make her a bad character. - Qryzx

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46 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.

6 words. I. Hate. Filler. Characters. Like. These! - RosalinaX

Who Put This On Here?!?

47 Dr. Mario Dr. Mario Dr. Mario is the persona Mario takes in the Dr. Mario series. Under this identity, Mario dons a lab coat, a head mirror, and a stethoscope around his neck. He first appeared in his titular game, Dr. Mario.

His original game is trash. - MarioBros11

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

48 Hammer Bros.

Hammer Bro. is my favorite enemy hands down. His voice and reactions to things in Super Mario Party are cute and funny. - RosalinaX

49 Lemmy Koopa

My favorite koopaling. No hate! - RosalinaX

Best

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 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.
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