Mario Characters with the Most Tragic Backstory

I figured it's time to get into the Halloween Spirit. Mario is normally not very dark but what if we turn the tables? Who has the darkest story? Also this is completely speculations that I have heard.

The Top Ten

1 Donkey Kong Jr

Jumpman is Mario.

His father was mistreated and abused by Mario and this poor child Kong had to save his own father from that animal abuser!

He fought in a supposed "Great Ape War" and died. Thus why he has yet to appear again - Randomator

He was forced to rescue his father.

2 Baby Wario

Wario was seen at the end of Yoshi's island arguing with baby Bowser and was never returned to his parents unlike the other babies. So Wario is technically an orphan - Randomator

I heard he didn't have a good childhood - ParkerFang

3 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.

It's never revealed who Bowsers parents are or if they even exist. Some people speculate they died and he was raised to be evil by Kamek or something even creepier, created by Kamek himself... So either Bowser is an orphan or one of Kamek's creatures. - Randomator

4 The Koopalings The Koopalings, or 7 Bowser Team in Japan, are a fictional group of seven childlike characters in the Mario video game franchise by Nintendo. Their individual names are Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig von, Morton Jr., Roy, and Wendy O. Koopa.

Their backstory is NOTHING THEy are so filler and boring bosses

I heard a rumor that they might be created by Kamek

Nintendo confirmed they are not Bowsers biological children. So some speculate they were adopted orphans. - Randomator

5 Baby Luigi

Baby Luigi was kidnapped by Kamek from the stork. - Randomator

6 Baby Mario

Baby Mario was knocked down by Kamek colliding with the stork and he landed on Yoshi and had to go through the island to save Luigi - Randomator

7 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. He is the youngest son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

It's so sad he doesn't have a mother. But it can't be Princess Peach. There are many other girls. It can't be Princess Daisy because she slapped his father in Mario Party 3. It probably can't be Rosalina or Pauline either. So who can it be?

Bowser Jr. Has no confirmed mother and is not biologically related to the koopalings. It's speculated that his mother died when he was very young and Bowser even tries to hide the fact by telling him Peach was his mother in Mario Sunshine. - Randomator

8 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.

Rosalina's Mother died when she was young thus why she went to space and was caretaker of the Lumas. - Randomator

Rosalina’s story is sad the Lumas mumma is lost and then her mom dies. I think this is a Little too tragic for a Nintendo backstory.

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

Why is this not #1?

I cry every time. - Ptaah


Should be much higher.

10 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.

There's speculation that if Donkey Kong Jr was DK's father that he went to fight in a supposed "Great Ape War" and died when DK was very young. - Randomator

The Contenders

11 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.

I don't know about Wario himself having a tragic backstory. I think it's technically baby Wario. Correct me if I'm wrong - Randomator

12 Shy Guy

Some speculate that Shy Guy was a failed creation by Kamek. And thus why he wears a mask. - Randomator

13 Honey Queen

She doesn't even have a backstory. She's lifeless - Randomator

14 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. more.

Not really - Randomator

Really? - yunafreya648

15 Waluigi Waluigi is a lanky self-centered, brusque young lad as he is considered evil and the main rival of Luigi. Waluigi is shown causing local havoc in most games he appears in alongside his partner Wario. Waluigi is not instinctively evil or the antagonist (not counting DDR), as a matter of fact, he shows more.

Eh he doesn't really have a backstory. I guess that's kinda tragic - Randomator

He doesn’t have a backstory. - Videogamesgal

16 Boo (Super Mario)

I've heard rumors that they are actually lost souls living a peaceful afterlife.

17 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.

He doesn't even have a backstory

18 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 has more.

Sister is toadette and is peach and Yoshi's kids.
The cutes characters and the cute powers.
Collectibles on mario car monopoly.
Little wiggle toad.

19 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.

Brother is toad and is peach and Yoshi's kids.
The cutes characters and the cute powers.
Collectibles on mario car monopoly.
Little wittle toadette.

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