Top 10 Mario Kart 8 Characters


The Top Ten

1 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.

I always play as her in Mario Kart 8. She has cool tricks and is my personal favorite Mario character. - PhoenixAura81

Luigi and Yoshi are much better than Rosalina! - Julieta

I love Rosalina so much. If you are a Rosalina fan and want her in more games I suggest you check out We Are Rosalina Official Channel.

Why am I not surprised? Either way, she's so pretty and she's awesome! - DCfnaf

2 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.

He's one of the originals, and he comes in different colors

Rosalina is awesome. But I use Yoshi more. He even has his own bike! It's called the Yoshi Bike. He's also my favorite Mario character!

Yoshi is a good player. He's cute and a good driver. He should be number 1

Not only is he an all around hero, but he does it in his own cute, unique style making him my number 1

3 Shy Guy (Red)

Shy guy he is really good at carts just not at bikes he is the only character I use And he serves To be in 2nd place

Shy guy is the only character that I use. He needs to be in the top 5 behind Bowser,Luigi,Yoshi and Ludwig. How can anyone not like shy guy? He's cute and mysterious at the same time. So how can you hate him? Think about that for a minute.

Agree play as any colour shy guy and you practically won

Gotta love shy guy falls

4 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.

Bowser is my main man. He deserves the #1 spot more than stupid overrated Rosalina, cowardly Luigi or that Barney cutie Yoshi. Bowser is way cooler and leaves the others in the dust on the track.

Bowser is awesome because he is a heavyweight character. He can knock everyone else off the stage.

Bowser is fast big and powerful Bowser would burn everyone that does not vote for him

Bowser owns it on the track. Knocking the babies off the stage

5 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.

Death Stare. enough said.

Luigi is quite amazing and well loved by fans, who should have the post of Mario

Luigi I awesome. He is the only character that I ever use

Luigi like the best medium weight

6 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.

I am a god at this game using toad

Toad okay in the game being a lightweight and all but cute

Toad is awesome - -Pikachu-

I'm probably comfortable using him he's extremely well-rounded

7 Ludwig Koopa

I use Jet Bike with gold tires and gilder I I win all the time online with him

Is it just me or does everyone hate Ludwig except me.

Ludwig is Boss with the Mach 8 or sports coupe

Ludwig has two places on this list?

8 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.

Mario often gets hated in all games because of disrespect to poor Luigi. Thankfully Luigi got a death stare though.

I have always loathed Mario's voice

Why do you want a Barney wannabe (Yoshi) and a stupid Princess Peach clone better than the man who started the whole Mario franchise?!

That fat Italian plumber gets credit for being fat

9 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 more.

Clearly the only good character in the game. Nintendo knew he was the best character so they put him in the DLC so you were guaranteed to buy it. - MrLoser

The best character in the game for being the only veteran in the DLC packs. Plus he's Bowser but much cooler.

He needs to be higher best character in the game

I love him. I always play as him. - Wereweegee

10 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.

Toadette has no purpose!

She's a cute farting mushroom gal, I can dig that

Best Character. End of story

She's underrated - DCfnaf

The Contenders

11 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.

Only character I use. Heavy enough to not get pushed around and retains better acceleration than the super heavies.

HE'S BACK and he is ready to cause more mischief!

Not like he is the best character ever, but I love his voice! (don't ask why! ) - NintendoMaster853

Waluigi death stare is better then Luigi death stare

12 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.

Whoever hates koopa troopa should go jump off a cliff. I love koopa troopa so much. He should be higher and be in the top 10 or top 5. I love his tricks voice and when he's first in mk8 he smiles and punches his arm in the air. If he's 2nd to 6th (bike) he waves happily. If he's 7th to to 12th it looks like he's moaning. About the kart version of him if he's first he does the same thing as the bike. If he's 2nd to 6th he claps his hands. He's cute loveable cool and awesome. He should be also in the top 3

I may play as lakitu but I play as koopa troopa more

13 Larry

Yeah, put this guy on the list! Luigi was my fave character in the Mario Kart franchise until this guy came along. He was actually the first character I unlocked (not including the starting 12).

No idea what you talking about though I agree he is cute

What? Who put the krapalings on the list?

I like Larry because even though Lani minella did a good voice,I think they made larry cuter with Michelle hippie

14 Iggy

Iggy is awesome! How is Pink Gold Peach higher? She sucks.

This guy is funny, come on

Obviously the best koopa kid. Plus, his victory dance is funny; it reminds me of mine.

15 Yoshi (Green)

Oh come on yoshi is not that bad

16 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.

People are only lucky to have Peach and Baby Peach happening to best the pink gold ripoff of them. Pink Gold Peach was a very bad choice to have in Mario Kart 8 and should've never existed!

Ugly character, dumb and stupid. Baby peach is far worst and immature, selfish, crying and bossy. Peach is all of the retarded things as well. The difference is, Peach looks far prettier than her younger idiot

Peach is just impulsive bossy and immature how does Mario care for who she is

I love peach she is my 2nd favorite character (yoshi first)

17 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.

Princess Daisy is only decent in her mature Biker Daisy outfit.

Love having farting sounds play when I use her in mods, especially with her biker suit.

She usually is okay though if you got skill then she good

I play as her a lot

18 Pink Gold Peach Pink Gold Peach is a character who debuts in Mario Kart 8, where she appears as an unlockable playable character.

Why is Pink Gold Peach on this list? What is wrong with you people? Take her off this list because she sucks so hard on every aspect!

On my list and Hakros323's list, we BOTH think that this is the worst character in the game! Could we PLEASE have a reason why she's here instead of Wario? - DCfnaf

As Drake quotes "Started from the bottom, now we here" my version for her is "Started from the bottom and stay there" - Btd

Why does she even exist...? - Hakros323

19 Metal Mario

I hate both Metal Mario and Pink Gold Peach at the same time, why not costumes for normal Mario and normal Peach so they don't have to wast any character slots.

Ugh such an lazy character. Why the hell is he even a character in the game when all he really is is a power up? - DCfnaf

Why does everyone abuse the other clones and like metal Mario he's just another clone

Metal Mario is still great

20 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 is actually a fast character when I play as him. His best track is the original Wario Stadium in Mario Kart 64.

Probably just No. 15 because his character design makes him obese.

Him on the sport bike is a godly combination. - DCfnaf


21 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 more.

Is it me or does nobody apart from me loves them

I m the biggest fan of the koopalings and Ludwig is my favourite so I'm with you

22 Isabelle

Best DLC character we were given, the rest aren't as original/different/cute/etc

She's adorable

23 Baby Luigi

He deserves no higher especially for that bad handling

24 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.

Classic character. Best weight:speed class in my opinion. Knows how to dab. What else do you need?



Come on guys HE DOES THE DAB

25 Wendy

Wendy is very amazing no wonder lots of people pretty much do not like her which is sad it makes me unhappy I love Wendy and that is that

She's so underrated but she's honestly so amazing! People hate on her for no reason

love her

I don't see why she's so hated? She's pretty original considering she's the only girl koopaling, definitely not as bad as Tanooki, PGP, MM, Cat Peach, etc..

26 Lemmy

Lemmy is my favorite because of his insane drift control and good acceleration

He's a pretty good character especially for a lightweight

Lemmy is so cute I love him he may not be my favorite koopaling but still

I use him because he's my favourite Koopaling...

27 Yoshi (Black)
28 Yoshi (Blue)
29 Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Shy Guy and Link are my favorites - KittyWolf

Hey, listen! - lemur

It was cool getting to see Link and villager in Mario kart 8 but I never wanna see them again

He has a bike now!

30 Baby Mario

Who ever hates this little guy will have to share all of this hate for Pink Gold Peach, and if Baby Mario was to go against this pink gold loser, the loser would be all like "Aw... I can't harm a baby," and Baby Mario would be all like running over the pink gold loser, and there, Baby Mario is a great playable character, while Pink Gold Peach has no reason of existing!

31 Yoshi (Light Blue)
32 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 awesome. I don't understand why is not in the Top 10

King Boo is my favorite.

33 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 more.

How is she worse than pink gold peach


34 Yoshi (Orange)
35 Morton

Well well this is a surprise that the best is this low

How dare you underestimate Morton Kart 8

36 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.

I used this character in Mario Kart 8 deluxe and I had no problem


37 Roy

Love how he looks

38 Baby Rosalina Baby Rosalina is an infant version of the major character from the Mario Bros . Franchise, Rosalina . She first appeared in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character and is now one of 5 baby characters in the roster, alongside infant versions of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Princess Daisy .

All the baby characters are good except for Mario because of yoshis island wah baby Rosalina is the best

Ugh. Could've lived without her. - DCfnaf

She's awesome because reasons


39 Yoshi (Pink)
40 Ludwig

Isn't he already on the list. Take that off the list

He's already at 7 - Btd

41 Inkling Boy
42 Inkling Girl

I think this says Mario Kart 8 not Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Also. The inklings actually aren't very good at all. - punyraisin

Inklings are awesome!
They always are top five.

43 Cat Peach

I love Cat Peach so so so much she's so cute and cool how can people hate her? I love her because I love cats cats are cute and cool She's one of my favourite characters really not as bad as Link, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Shy Guy

44 Tanooki Mario
45 Yoshi (Red)
46 Blue Toad

Not in the game. - Videogamesgal

47 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 .

I love both her & Daisy!

The best baby character by far

I pretty much only play as her

48 Mii

I am on this list! (I have a Mii)

49 Lakitu Lakitu, known in Japan as Jugem, is a fictional flying character in the Mario franchise. Created by Shigeru Miyamoto, it first appeared in the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros., where it dropped enemies called Spinies on the stage.
50 Yoshi (Yellow)
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