10 Most Underrated Mario Characters


The Top Ten

1 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 often labelled overrated just because he is the main character but he gets a lot of hate in the Mario fandom so calling him overrated makes no sense whatsoever. Luigi is the one who is overrated as he has fans who love him for the wrong reasons.

I don't understand why people treat Luigi as a god and treat Mario as a Satan. I love both of them equally. I cannot stand when people say Luigi is better than Mario. He is not better than Mario nor Mario is better than Luigi.

Why does everybody hate Mario so much? He started the whole series. And I can't stand it when people treat Luigi like the son of Jesus, and treat Mario like Satan. I like both of them but I like Mario a little bit more. So please people, don't treat Mario like he's a bad guy, causes he's not. It shows in Mario&Luigi Partners in Time that Mario has goodness in his heart. - nintendofan126

Mario is my favorite video game icon in fact I started liking him again since I was fifteen back in 1997 and back in Christmas 1997 I got super Mario 64 with the Nintendo 64 and a Mario bean bag plushy and it's very sad about captain lou albano and danny welles from the super Mario bros super show and I believe there should be a reboot of it called the super Mario show and it would hosted by charles martainet who does Mario's voice in the Mario games and it would be based on all the Mario games and popular movies like superman lord of the rings Jurassic park and an episode called king Mario the legend of the plunger and the episode that can be based on the superman movies can be called the steel man the episode that be based on the movies of lord of the rings can be called lord of the coins and the episode that be based on Jurassic park can be called Jurassic bowser and other episodes about when they go on some adventures like Mario's time machine mad toad the crystal koopa an episode ...more

I don’t dislike Mario because of game theory, or anything like that, I only dislike him because he has nearly every Mario character in existence (including villains like antsama, though it’s on their own terms somewhat) turned against, and hating bowser, my favorite. I understand he’s the main villain, and he has a huge army, but his army can be called small considering everyone under mario’s belt.

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2 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.

She is underrated on this site. She almost gets as much hate as Justin Bieber and like him gets added on negative lists. I don't know why she gets a lot of hate. She is a good character. She's pretty, smart, sweet and deserves more. She can be helpful at times. Don't listen to the guy who says Peach is the worst character in gaming. He wouldn't let you state a positive opinion about Peach. He expects you to say she is annoying, aggressive, bossy, hates to win and complains a lot. She doesn't. He does and likes his own comments like a narcissist. He says she overrated when that's complete BS. He will come at this comment, just watch as this gets dislikes as he proves himself to you! Come at me, bro! Liking Peach is legal! You can't make us hate her!

I do not know why Peach is so hated by most people. Many people believe she's "whining" and "girly". She IS NOT whining. She IS NOT girly. She's only polite, pure and noble. If she "cries", there is a reason: she is always kidnapped by a monster from which she can not defend herself. The other princesses don't cry because they are never kidnapped by anyone. Then, of course blonde hair is better than reddish or whitish...

Her hate is so bs. She is not mean. She always invites Mario over even if nothing is wrong. She went to save Mimi and befriended her even when Mimi was rude to her. Peach refused to do nothing when he heard about Mario's friends problems and when Mario was captured.

She isn't useless she can glide I bet that helped a lot of people in SM3DW and I bet her healing came in handy in SMRPG. She also usually sends Mario items like 1up Mushrooms or information WHILE IN Bowser'S CUSTODY!

Ugly is a matter of opinion but no she is not she is gorgeous and beautiful! Peach is gorgeous and beautiful! Peach is gorgeous and beautiful! Peach is gorgeous and beautiful! (come at me haters)

Her voice it can always change it already did once it can change again. Her hair is blond so is Link's, Zelda's, Rosalina's, etc... Her outfits are pink hate me too than I wear it sometimes too. Be shallow and hate people for what color they like.

See all the hate for her is stupid! Peach ...more

Peach's portrayal in Super Paper Mario was good. Unfortunately, she's just a helpless damsel in distress in the majority of her games, and we tend to get tired of that. - Treacle

What's so Bad about being Girly? - ToadF1

Nothing. I dislike her because she gets kidnapped way too much. - Treacle

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3 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. 2 for the USA. Since then he has been a reoccurring character in the ...read more.

In my eyes, Toad is (along with Daisy) the most underrated & over hated Mario character. Seriously, people are constantly raving on about how Luigi never gets any glory, when in reality, he's arguably MORE popular than his brother, has the largest fanbase of any Mario character, plus a well-received, prolific spin off series (in addition to already being the prominent deuteragonist of the main series) & had an entire YEAR in his honor (This is coming from someone who loves Luigi, but I'm not trash talking him or anything, just using him as an example to prove my point). Compare that to Toad, who gets negative to mixed reception among gamers, is constantly being relegated to a mere NPC or tutorial guide, had only one starring role, which was an obscure puzzle game with Wario's name in the title (Captain Toad doesn't count), & whenever he IS an active hero, like in SMB2 or 3D World, he's barely acknowledged & gets no gratification. & on top of all that, he's continuously going through ...more

Another question: why Toad is so hated? The majority of people says that Toad is annoying, unbearable, childish. In fact, people think the same thing about Peach, but this fact is not true for either of them. First, Toad is always compared to Mario, which has a lot of courage. So, everyone starts to think that Toad is a wimp, even if it is not at all, as shown in the Super Mario Bros. Series, where he coragiously attended with Mario and Luigi for rescuing Peach. Another criticism by much people is the voice, which is considered too annoying. According to me it is not at all. In fact, Toad is small, and this high-pitched voice is natural for a person of his size. I never imagined Toad with a large-man voice... Along with Bowser Jr., Toad is in my opinion one of the most cute characters of the serie though hated by the rest of the world.

The thing is, I think of toad DID make it into smash bros (he was going to be in 64 if you didn't know) he would have been more popular

Everyone hates him only because of the(PRINCESS IS IN AN OTHER CASTLE) quote. He gets better in the modern games and looks more cute and energetic. Which makes me like him

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4 Pauline Pauline

Pauline is so underrated that she doesn't even score high for the underrated list.

Pauline is one of the earliest characters in gaming, she should be more iconic but she's quite underappreciated.

It seems Pauline's popularity has gone down the drain to the point where she is unappreciated. I don't know who Pauline is but I have to say she was probably the most popular one of all until Nintendo decided to get rid of her. I wish they would bring her back. I mean Rosalina has got to go.

She's so underrated that even after 30+ years of appearing in many games she still hasn't been playable even once. Meanwhile characters like Pink Gold Peach are being created left and right. She's been overlooked for a long time. Definitely one of the most underrated in my opinion. - SweetBasil

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5 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.

Yea this should be #1 Birdo whether he or she it shouldn't matter. She still sweet she helped make sure Peach's voice wasn't stolen and knows and stands up for herself. There's really no reason to hate Birdo just cause it could be a he instead of a she or whatever.

So much people hate birdo but why, because it's an undetermined gender? Well that doesn't make a character bad, does it? Anyways, you Birdo haters should go away. - HELLADERE120

Birdo should be top 1! I'm not kidding! I do appreciate Rosalina being top 1 because she is not that well-loved, but Princess Peach is overrated as hell!

Birdo is the best

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6 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's the man! well turtle

"First of all, Bowser Jr is over hated. Second of all, Koopalings are overrated compared to Rosalina. - DCfnaf"
Agree totally but I meant people hate Rosalina 'being in every game after Galaxy' but jr appears in every game after sunshine & no1 gives a rats@$$. And I mean jr is just a clone of baby bowser not a clone of himself xp

Nope overrated all he is is a bowser jr clone & yet he is more loved than bowser himself.

Also no one cares he came in at sunshine and has appeared in practally all games since while koopalings r left 2 b personalityless nobodies, but everyone throws a fit over Rosalina. what.

7 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.

"... The first thing to look at is the physical aspect, which reflects his dazed, stupid personality:she has an Emo-like look and a white skin like a sick goth."

Wow so your shallow? You judge her physical appearance. And all human Mario females have really white skin so I guess they all have that look like 'a sick goth. '

1st off: Rosalina is FEMALE

2nd: How is she stupid? She raised Luma's by herself, built a spaceship with a planet with the help of Luma's, knows a lot about the universe and how it all works so in that respect she's probably a lot smarter than you.

How is Rosalina Underrated? She is the best! And I don't see why people are so obssesed with comparing her to Peach, They look alike because Rosalina's original story was her being related to Peach but it was dropped. Rosalina is strong, independend and motherly and also Important, which gives her a higher rate than Peach and Daisy (especially Daisy, who is so irrelevant nowadays, even if I touch a nerve it still is the truth).

Why is she getting so much hate recently? Sure, she may be appearing in a lot of games, but it's not her fault. - RebelGamer

It's because here fans are really rude and don't accept different opinions - WendyIsQueen

Poor Rosa - ParkerFang

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8 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.

Why is Waluigi so hated? He's a very funny character and his mischiefs are amazing! - Nintendonix

Waluigi is THE most underappreciated Mario character. He's Nintendo's comic relief punching bag and he's a hilarious comic villain/antihero like Wario. Give him some respect, he's actually pretty smart, even though he always fails.

He should be 1! He's so underappreciated and people hate him for stupid reasons. (like his name and camelot creation) He needs respect and he's my favorite character! And I'm a girl!

I can understand why people don't like Waluigi, because his character almost seems rushed. But I don't think that matters, because he's such a cool character.

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9 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 is my favorite character in the whole franchise!

One of the greatest female characters in the game. - RockStarr

Together with Rosalina my favourite character in this whole entire game :

She's Overrated - ToadF1

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10 Boo

Boo is to awesome! People just hate him because you can't kill him unless you have a star or the golden leaf, and he is a minion.
I loved boo since I was 6 and he needs more fans.

Yes, though kind of a balance of popular and underrated. - thelegendaries101

Boo is the Best Mario Villain ever created. Boo's Rul.

The Contenders

11 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.

This is the most popular koopaling... - DCfnaf

He deserves to be in the spotlight. There's not enough merch of him! - CommanderLudwig

"What ar you talking about? How the hell does LARRY and ROY have personality? "
I'm saying none of the koopalings have personality not Ludwig or Larry or Roy or Wendy or any of the other koopalings they r all bland personalityless bosses

Gagagahgajwsha 😂 Underrated? Really? One of the most overrated koopalings and Mario character in general. He has no personality like the other koopalings, but has tons of fans. Wut?

What ar you talking about? How the hell does LARRY and ROY have personality? - DCfnaf

12 Wendy O. Koopa Wendy O. Koopa Wendy O. Koopa is a female villain in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She is the only female member of the Koopalings and can usually be found assisting Bowser and Bowser Jr . on their wicked plans with the rest of the Koopalings . She first appeared in Super Mario Bros . 3 in 1988 and since then has been ...read more.

Extremely Sissy Spoiled Brats like Wendy O Koopa deserve:

1. To get her Ass/Butt kicked by the Super Mario Bros.

2. To be Grounded for life by Bowser.

3. To be Spanked by Bowser.

4. To be Locked up in Prison by Princess Peach.

5. To strip Wendy of her Bling by Bowser and Super Mario Bros.

So what if she's bratty? She gets way more hate than Bowser Jr. who is really bratty too.

I Hate her so Damn Much, Because she's Ugly Compared to The Princesses and Toadette - ToadF1

The only true choice here - WendyIsQueen

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13 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.

Koopa is an awesome turtle who looks a whole lot like yellow Yoshi.

Correction: It's actually the other way around. YELLOW YOSHI looks a lot like KOOPA. The turtle is older than yoshi.

14 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.

He is fairly underrated (this is coming from a Wario fan) but I understand why people don't like him. Personally I think he's an awesome antihero. - DCfnaf

People hate him because he's fat and ugly. How shallow.

I do feel like he is underrated and should be at least in the top 5 on this list. He gets so overshadowed by Waluigi. - PeeledBanana

He's fat, ugly, and gross. He should fade away and they should give Waluigi a better partner.

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15 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.

Conversely, Daisy seems to be more loved by the people than Peach. And, why you do prefer a crazy, annoying person in relation to hers beautiful counterpart, I say?
First, let's start with her voice. Horrible. Shrill, but too much. She screams as a crazed when she is happy, when she is sad, when it's sunny and when there is rain. When she loses the challenges, she issues a cry equal to a four-year-old girl one. We'll speak then of her personality:so mad, so all too eager to meet new people. I don't know if you would like that a person will always follow you like a shadow, continuously annoying you.
And they call her personality "vivacious" and "cheerful". In my opinion, Daisy is neither vivacious nor cheerful, deserves to be locked in a madhouse. Third reason, they created Daisy only to find a "friend" to Peach. She also had originally the same physical appearance as Peach. That's why I hate Daisy. And I've said it all.

Princess Daisy is underrated! I can't believe people are saying that Princess Peach is the overrated one when critics gave her an unbelievably positive reception.

Princess Daisy is one of the most underrated Mario characters ever. Why you no believe me?! It's rude to say that Princess Peach is underrated and Princess Daisy is overrated.

She's overrated on the top tens but everywhere else she's underrated. - Randomteenager

She allway screams, that's why - ToadF1

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16 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha

He's the only piranha plant who got to be playable, and now he doesn't even get that. What the hell, Nintendo.

He's Overrated - ToadF1

Epic boss abttles! Especially in super Marios unshine! - HeavyDonkeyKong

17 Lady Bow

This makes me so happy that she is here because she's one of my favorite Mario characters. She's a boo, she's machivious, a brave and great leader, and is very strong & helpful in the game she was in. She's so awesome & wish she had more fans because she deserves it


The baddest bitch since Princess Peach

18 Dr. Mario Dr. Mario


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

Someone actually thinks Yoshi is underrated. You HAVE to be joking. - DCfnaf

How is Yoshi Underrated? Any Evidence? - ToadF1


He's UNDERhated.

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20 Mallow

Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars is severely underrated. So is Mallow. PSSparkxx DatHottneSS fails to see the positive aspects of Mallow even though he gets undeserved, overly harsh hate for hating Princess Daisy. Princess Daisy isn't a terrible character, but I wish she didn't get so much love for how Deanna Mustard makes her sound like a teenage hillbilly which does not match her at all and makes her unreasonably miscast.

Is he in Mario RPG?

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