Top 10 Mario Kart 8 Characters

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The Top Ten

1 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.

Luigi and Yoshi are much better than Rosalina! - Julieta

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

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.

I love Rosalina. I think she’s awesome 😁

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2 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.

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

Voted Dino from the Flintstones to get Space Cynthia off the 1 spot.

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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

Shy guys is sooo fast. Smaller characters are faster but get pushed around sometimes. That's ok though cause shy can speed past everyone. He's better than Rosalina

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

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

He is big and huge! knocking other players around. And he is DAMN FAST!

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5 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.

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

Death Stare. enough said.

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

He is My Man. But I'm not dissing Mario for lord sakes. He is not mental! People debunked that therory

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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.

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

Toad is so cute I love him :D

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

Toad is awesome - -Pikachu-

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7 Ludwig Koopa

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

Ludwig is Boss with the Mach 8 or sports coupe

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

Ludwig von loops for life

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8 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.

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 how great he handles. He looks cool also

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9 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.

17? What the hell? - Btd

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?!

Sorry Rosalina and Yoshi fans, but he NEEDS to be one. he's the star and he is cooler than half of the other characters(namely the babies and power up clones and color swaps) Go Mario! - Drawbox

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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.

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

Best mario character 8/8 great m8

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The Contenders

11 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.

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

Um she's okay everyone rage at me if I say anything bad about hey

She's underrated - DCfnaf

Toadette has no purpose!

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12 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

13 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.

14 Daisy 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.

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

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

I play as her a lot

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15 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

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16 Pink Gold Peach

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? She's another useless clone of peach.

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17 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 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

Wario is really good and my 2nd favourite character (1st being waluluigi

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18 Peach

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

Pink Gold Peach above original Peach? I thought you liked Peach more than PGP. - Qryzx

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19 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.

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

20 Baby Luigi Baby Luigi

He deserves no higher especially for that bad handling

21 Yoshi (Green)

Oh come on yoshi is not that bad

22 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.

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

HE DABS IN THE GAME!

good

Come on guys HE DOES THE DAB

23 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

Love wendy :]

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24 Lemmy

He's a pretty good character especially for a lightweight

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

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

He's adorible

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25 Baby Mario 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!

26 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.

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

27 Link Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

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!

28 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 awesome. I don't understand why is not in the Top 10

King Boo is my favorite.

29 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.

How is she worse than pink gold peach

Eh...

30 Morton

How dare you underestimate Morton Kart 8

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

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

amazing

32 Roy

Love how he looks

33 Ludwig

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

He's already at 7 - Btd

34 Inkling Boy Inkling Boy
35 Inkling Girl 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.
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36 Baby Rosalina 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 .

Ugh. Could've lived without her. - DCfnaf

She's awesome because reasons

WHYYY DID YOU TURN MY FAVORITE MARIO KART CHARACTER INTO A BABY?! NINTENDO

21? AWWW HAL NO! - Btd

37 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

38 Tanooki Mario Tanooki Mario
39 Yoshi (Blue)
40 Isabelle

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

She's adorable

41 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 .

I love both her & Daisy!

The best baby character by far

I pretty much only play as her

42 Mii

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

43 Lakitu Lakitu
44 Yoshi (Red)
45 Yoshi (Orange)
46 Yoshi (Yellow)
47 Yoshi (Light Blue)
48 Yoshi (Pink)
49 Yoshi (Black)
50 Yoshi (White)
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1. Wario
2. Ludwig Von Koopa
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1. Yoshi
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