Top Ten Mario Characters that Need More Development

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The Top Ten

1 Koopalings

Ugh, I don't mind their personalities, but I hate how they fill up all of the boss arenas. They're pretty much a septet of forgettable Bowser look-alikes. Why is Roy a bully? We need to know his background. And if Iggy is such a smart and inventive Koopaling, then why have his boss battles been garbage? Why does Wendy have this rivalry against Peach and Daisy? Why is Lemmy so into being a circus performer rather than being a Koopaling? (That would be a FANTASTIC emotional arc by the way). What about Ludwig? Can't we see him as an epic leader and stuff? What about Morton and Larry, the two Koopalings with literally nothing special? We don't know. - DCfnaf

IF YOU'RE TALKING 'BOUT JUNIOR. Don't talk to me for the rest of forever. - DatBoiSquirtle

Koopaling are appearing in a lot of games but yet they still looks generic, we need to know individually about them, Roy's bully attitude why and with who? Wendy is a Peach and Daisy rival because? Iggy is a crazy smart Koopaling, what he can do? Etc. - DaisyandRosalina

2 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 . after being kidnapped by Bowser and his minions . Since then he ...read more.

Maybe different coloured Toads could at least have different strengths and personalities. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Bowser's Inside Story had a couple of more interesting examples that were featured for a fairly short time, so there's no reason not to expand such individualities to other Mario games as well. - Entranced98

Toad and his species take out any creativity. I'm fine with them using Toads in Color Splash, but they could've made them all have different designs and better personalities. - DCfnaf

Toad is a main characters but he''s way too generic, he needs a development that shows something particular from him, maybe he wants the best for Peach and want to protect her or maybe is a huge Mario fan and want to help him. - DaisyandRosalina

3 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.

It's sad that she's becoming the new Rosalina. At least Rosalina wasn't a damsel in distress and had a huge background. Toadette is bland and she's a damsel. - DCfnaf

Like Toad Toadette did not shown anything that stands over the other characters despite she's becoming a part of the main cast. - DaisyandRosalina

4 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.

I wish there were more games where she's playable and have a major part of the story that isn't centered around being saved by Mario. Thousand Year Old Door, Super Paper Mario, and Super Princess Peach (All these games are considered spin offs) showed that Princess Peach has potential, though we don't see this in main Mario titles. It's kind of disappointing. - Rue

Despite being the main girl Peach is almost a bland character, the only thing we saw more was the classic princess that got kidnapped by the monster and got saved by a plumber. Nintendo should be focused on other things like her powers or make a game like Super Princess Peach. - DaisyandRosalina

I hate her she is a terrible character.

She is awesome in the RPGs thoug. - DCfnaf

5 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.

What's his personality? He's heroic. Great...he's the main character and yet he's so bland... - DCfnaf

Little known about Mario's personality is why people like Luigi more. - Rue

Ironically, Mario is probably the most under developed character because all I know about him is that he likes to jump.. a lot. - phensh23

Sadly since he's a main character in Nintendo, he won't get a personality because 'u imagine u r the fat Italian plumber! ' =/

6 Pauline Pauline

Yup. We know nothing about her because Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina are all in the spotlight more. - DCfnaf

The Sally Acorn of Mario - TwilightKitsune

She is Mario's mom and Jumpmans wife and she is a business woman.

Pauline was the first lady not only of Mario games but for Nintendo in general.
Despite this today she's way too bland and unoriginal (originally she was called the Lady) basically she's a rappresentation of a real lady without particular traits, she was only kidnapped over and over by DK and never shown a personality. - DaisyandRosalina

7 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.

Definitely. She's barely in any of the games so obviously she needs more development. - DCfnaf

This is what I keep saying, she needs her own game! She's amazing! - KianaLexi

Well, she's better than Peach, so that's one thing... - TwilightKitsune

This is an opinion so it's not enough, we need to see more things from her - DaisyandRosalina

She sucks

The only thing that sucks is your taste in video games, you said Daisy, Rosalina, Peach or Wario are clones but Waluigi has an unique personality, ha, sure, in your dreams maybe. - DaisyandRosalina

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8 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.

Nintendo didn't even fully confirmed the gender, enough said. - DaisyandRosalina

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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.

DUH! He's been in nothing other than Spinoffs and he's basically a poor man's version of Wario. - DCfnaf

He's a part of the main cast but we did not know anything about him... (probably because he was created for be Wario's tennis partner) - DaisyandRosalina

Rosalina and Daisy are way better and underrated than this filler clone

He actually has an eccentric personality. It's his background that needs more info. - Cesium

10 Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo.

We know a lot about his background but can he just get a unique personality or something? - DCfnaf

The Contenders

11 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.

Bowser Jr did get a lot of character development in Super Mario Sunshine and we know his character motivation so he doesn't really need to be on here. - DCfnaf

I thought Jr was cool but I just realize Nintendo us making him the 8th Koopaling, we need to see more unique things from him. - DaisyandRosalina

12 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.

Why do so many people on this site hate Rosalina so much? - Rue

Because she is "overrated", "Peach Clone" and other silly excuses. - DaisyandRosalina

I knew those Rosalina Haters would come here. Idiots. - DCfnaf

Rosalina and Daisy>Peach and Waluigi

Her and Daisy are superior to Peach

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13 Candy Kong Candy Kong

I hate Diddy Kong they should give Candy Kong a chance he always gets in the games and its not fair.

Why do you hate her?

I don't hate her but she is not a Mario character but a DK one and this list is for Mario characters only - DaisyandRosalina

Candy is a DK character not a Mario one - DaisyandRosalina

14 Baby Daisy Baby Daisy Baby Daisy is the infant version of the major character in the Mario Bros . franchise, Princess Daisy . She is known for her appearances as a playable character in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 . She is also found as a playable character in Super Mario Sluggers for the Wii .

Here's why: Baby Daisy was created as a filler like Baby Rosalina, this is not really helpfull for a character.
Despite its unlike Baby Rosalina she doesn't damage Daisy's character (she is basically the confirmation that Daisy knew Luigi and Peach since she was a baby (Mario super suggers)) so we can give her something. - DaisyandRosalina

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15 Pink Gold Peach Pink Gold Peach

She was just thrown in Mario Kart 8 without any background or build up. If Nintendo made another game where Peach was a playable character and she could use this form then we might be able to see what potential it actually has.

16 Baby Luigi Baby Luigi
17 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.

VideoGameFan5, Luigi is one of the most developed characters! - DCfnaf

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19 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.
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