10 Most Underrated Mario Characters
The Top Ten
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!
Getting kidnapped doesn't automatically make her stupid. In fact considering in at least a couple games she sends letters to Mario she's actually trying to help. Her time spent kidnapped isn't 100% sitting on her butt. - SourChocolate
This girl deserves to be number one on this list. Trust me, I used to hate Peach for some reason but now I actually enjoy playing as her. Those stupid haters don't have any good reasons for why Peach is terrible. At least she tries to help Mario when she's not kidnapped and has a variety of attacks. Plus, how do you not like her design? I honestly love it lol. - RosalinaX
What's interesting is that she still sends small gifts WHEN kidnapped in some games. Despite her Princess look, for some reason I don't view her as a Princess (weird, I know). - Qryzx
Daisy is richer than Peach but Peach is still wealthy she has a kingdom and a beach.
How is Daisy richer than Peach? A cruise ship and a giant desert kingdom filled with nothing but enemies is not worth more than an entire kingdom that actually has normal people living there and a beach. - LittleAwesomeApple
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
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 understand this irrational hate around Mario nowadays. There is no concrete proof that Mario is bad and he mistreats Luigi. And all this victimization around Luigi's annoying too. I love Luigi much as I love Mario, but whole fandom treats him as a eternal Underdog and poor man, but he always have a whole year just for him, and a legion of fanatical fans. Then, How the hell he's always in Mario's shadow? In every corner of the Internet Luigi is put on a pedestal while Mario suffers bullying by fans. It's boring. - Palmeiras
She would make a better damsel than Peach. Considering Nintendo wants to depict Peach as strong they should show Peach being more independent, but still kidnapped on occasion. I find this to be better than leaving yet another character in spinoffs or only letting them be playable once and letting a missed opportunity for the other slide. - FantaComplex
Pauline definitely doesn't get as much respect as she deserves. I think we can all agree that from Pauline's games, she deserves more then she gets. Her voice is amazing, as seen in Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch. She has went through Hell, with Donkey Kong capturing her left and right, and if you make the excuse that she can fight back, this woman can not fight an 8 foot hairy gorilla. - Mario_Deluxe
Pauline is so underrated that she doesn't even score high for the underrated list.
It took her nearly 40 years for her to finally become playable. Meanwhile characters like Cat Peach are added right away. I can't think of a character more underrated than Pauline.
By Nintendo standards, Toad is incredibly underrated. And when it comes to the community, nobody likes him whatsoever. (On this website he's heavily hated because of a mis-blame; he doesn't appear in Super Mario Bros, those were other Toads/Mushroom Retainers.)
As the top user has stated, people often cry about Luigi getting no glory when he got a year to himself. Toad on the other hand had one game... which was a puzzle game (redundant) that didn't even have his name (instead Wario's) in the title.
Toad is always given a small role in games, he's never playable and if he is then it's reduced to either a sidekick or a minor character that can only be played in one portion of the game (4x100m Rally in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for example). In the Mario Kart franchise he's often the small, weak character (that only succeeds in acceleration) that can't do much and isn't a main to any player.
Nintendo treats the character like he's some sort of chew ...more - KennyRulz244444
Toad might just be the most hated Mario character in the entire franchise. People say his voice is supremely annoying (Daisy and Peach's are just a little less), is one hundred percent useless (he might be more useless than Princess Peach), is used in far too many Mario games (he really is), and his purpose is the voice for a tutorial. I absolutely love him though, so eat it. - MasterBeef
He's the one player character from Mario 2 that is STILL not in Smash Bros except as one of Peach's (and now Daisy as well) attacks and a Mii costume.
And they said Luigi was underrated. This guy deserves a year to himself, Nintendo. He has been a staple character in the Mario franchise since Super Mario Bros back in 1985 and this guy still gets no recognition.Even though he's a normal citizen who does regular things on a daily basis, he still tries to help Mario save Princess Peach. Does anyone even remember New Super Mario Bros Wii or something? This guy is awesome and haters have to back off because they have no reason to hate. - RosalinaX
Why is he considered overrated? He deserves to be on this list. Those stupid krapalings have no personality compared to this guy. - RosalinaX
He's the man! well turtle
i LOVE him
Not really - darthvadern
Birdo is underrated. She/he is very mysterious when it comes to gender and is actually a pretty solid character. It could star in its own game if Nintendo wanted to give it one.
Birdo is the 2nd most underrated Mario character (First is Waluigi). Birdo was only in a few main games and Birdo also is not in smash and doesn't have his own game along with Waluigi. - MarioMaster101
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
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.
Underrated by the fanbase? Absolutely not. Underrated by Nintendo? Totally. - MaxPap
Never got his own game, not in the main games except dance dance revolution Mario mix, and isn't in smash. Yeah, Nintendo treats him like crap. - MarioMaster101
Waluigi is basically the face of underrated video game characters. Yet he's only number 5. Sure
Screw all of you Waluigi haters. If you hate Waluigi then you should die. Seriously he is the most underrated character. He should be higher than Rosalina and Toad. They are Overrated. People hate him for the wrong reasons.
1) He doesn't have his own game.
So what? Toad doesn't have his own game. ( captain toad doesn't count) People love him.
2) He has no personality.
Explain your definition of personality. Because Waluigi has picked up a funny personality.
3) He's Unoriginal.
Bowser Jr is unoriginal and yet people still love him to the point of hating the koopalings. And anyways he's not even close to being as unoriginal as Pink Gold Peach.
4) He was only created as a partner for Wario.
Yeah but that's still better than why they created baby daisy or baby rosalina or pink gold peach.
All of this is NINTENDO'S fault not Waluigi's. They should make a Waluigi pinball game.
I agree but please do not send death threats. You are making the fanbase look bad. - LittleAwesomeApple
Even though I hate Daisy, it is a bit strange how a generic Koopaling is more underrated than her. - LittleAwesomeApple
People throw a fit at pink gold peach sucks
Those 7 are even worse
Oh boy, a new Mario game, oh no those dumbbutt idiots we love hating gosh
In mario bros and friends: when I grow up Ludwig von koopa is cute!
She should be a main character she is interesting being a tomboy and she has a lot of energy and spirit and she is Peach's best friend a d Luigi's love interest. She needs to be put in main games again and interact with Luigi and the other main cast.
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.
1. She was created for a main series game, Super Mario Land, so calm your balls down.
2. She is not annoying, she is cheerful and outgoing. You literally can't take a person's personality when it's different from all the other characters, can't you?
3. Okay, she has the same appearance as Daisy. No she doesn't. Just because she has the same dress doesn't make her the same as Peach. Not only that, but you said originally she had the same appearance as Daisy. First of all, she doesn't have that old design anymore and Second, her old design was far more diverse then Peach's: She had tanner skin, Dark Brown hair, and a Red crown instead of gold. So, you are literally just acting out on a dress. - RosalinaX
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
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?
This list proves that Wendy is underrated.
"Extremely Sissy Spoiled Brats like Wendy O Koopa deserve:
1. To get her Ass/Butt kicked by the Super Mario Bros."
Stop being an immature Wendy hater, Peach fan. - RosalinaX
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.
To be honest, having a bratty personality is way better than having no personality at all, you got to admit. Wendy is supposed to be spoiled, that's why she wears expensive jewelry. - Qryzx
Stop hating on her! Let me just say, I don't really like her either, but you guys should see that she has a very unique personality. She's stylish, bratty, and the only female koopa out of all the koopalings. Why can't you at least respect that? - RosalinaX
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
Well I guess so - darthvadern
No boo is cute - AnimeSucksAzz969x
Wario is awesome. Should be in the top 10.
Awesome games, great personality, and is fun to use in Smash.
Screw Waluigi, Wario is much better.
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.
Wario games > Mario games
Holy crap. Look at HOW MANY people hate Rosalina lately. JUST LOOK IT UP. She gets SO MUCH HATE for THREE REASONS.
1. She looks sexually attractive.
Oh sorry, I mean her EMO hair...I have seen SO MANY PEOPLE call her a hentai because of it. It's a DESIGN OF HER HAIR AND DRESS. It has NOTHING to do with her character. I will bet all the money I have that if Rosalina didn't have emo hair and looked similar to Peach and Daisy, she would get less hate.
2. She replaced Daisy in Super Smash Bros 4
Two words. BULL CRAP. I have seen SO MANY DAISY FANS hate Rosalina because she's "taking the spotlight from Daisy". DAISY BARELY APPEARED IN ANYTHING BEFORE ROSALINA EXISTED. Also, you hate a fictional character because you wanted the other fictional character to get into a game? Yeah it's ridiculous.
3. She's appearing in more games.
Yes. You read that right. Because she's APPEARING IN MORE GAMES, SHE'S HATED. WHAT'S WRONG WITH HAVING A CHARACTER APPEAR ...more - DCfnaf
I still can't believe so many people hate her. Like, seriously, Daisy and Peach fans have to STOP. Haters hate her for the dumbest of reasons such as her design and the fact that she appeared in a lot of games, but that's just absolutely stupid. People literally can't take a new hairstyle and character design these days. - RosalinaX
"... 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).
He's the only piranha plant who got to be playable, and now he doesn't even get that. What the hell, Nintendo.
One of the best bosses made for Mario, and doesn't get to be playable anymore. What a shame.
The funniest thing the Mario franchise ever created, creating a frightening creature into a hilarious one is a brilliant feat - Enmanu16
He makes up for great boss a lot - darthvadern
Um it's Mario - darthvadern
Best Female Villain Ever.
Fawful gets all attention - darthvadern
Cackletta plus Fawful equals awesomeness.
Don't trust Videogamefan5. I really like him, but I felt like I had no choice but to dislike the comments that show that he hates Cackletta.
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
One of the greatest female characters in the game. - RockStarr
She is my favorite character in the whole franchise!
Together with Rosalina my favourite character in this whole entire game :
The best female character in the series after Rosalina. - RosalinaX
My favorite Mario character, but very underrated. It seems like nobody, not even Nintendo, cares about him.
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.
One of my mains in spin-offs - darthvadern
Somehow I wish they would bring him back. - TopiTaupe
I guess so - darthvadern
Yeah, because nobody really remembers him. But he was the penguin coach from super mario galaxy. - MarioMaster101
This is the guy from Super Mario Galaxy, right?
Nothing too special - darthvadern
Well lets just put it this way! He is underrated on YouTube if you know what I mean!
Can we actually have some underrated Mario characters!
(though Yoshi is the best Mario character)
Someone actually thinks Yoshi is underrated. You HAVE to be joking.
Yoshi may be 1st, still isn't high enough. Gotta get to that sweet 0.9!
Dry bones is the best mario kart character and mario character in general.
I seriously love dry bones. He's the only character that I use in Mario kart wii. People only hate him because of how annoying he can be in castle levels in Super Mario brothers. You stomp on him and then comes back to life in a few seconds.
Dry bones needs more credit. He's only in castle levels and spin off titles. He was going to be in Mario kart 8 but was replaced by pink gold peach.
He is quite overrated and gets a pass while being a clone - darthvadern
Unfortunately, the only character from WarioWare that gets any attention from Nintendo or the fans is Ashley.
Alright. I need to set something straight here. Where is Mona is SSB? They have Ashley, yeah, but where's the lovable ginger who, has a range of talents. If she can play bass, cheer-lead like crazy, be a super cute photographer and can explore other places, why not include her in other games? I quite like Ashley, but damn she's overrated!
That's because Mona is a dumb@$$ Mary Sue fanserviced garbage & why people only care for her is because her obsession with wario that if she had any brain she wouldn't have. She shouldn't have any fans, and deserves to be thrown in lava & forever forgotten.
That's a Wario character - darthvadern
The WarioWare series is a spinoff of the main series and because it's part of the Mario franchise; it's considered a Mario character, since Mona is a character by Nintendo and Nintendo also made Mario. - starryrcad
Everyone and their mom knows about Goomba. He's not underrated, get ahold of yourself. - Mario_Deluxe
He should get more credit for all he has done in the Mario games. It's not his fault he doesn't have hands.
He has killed Mario more times than other enemies.
No, he's not underrated in the slightest - darthvadern
Not at all underrated. No chance. - Mario_Deluxe
He is awesome! My favorite boss fight was in "New Super Mario Bros U" because he had tons of attacks. I want him to be in more Mario games.
Dude,Bowser is in almost every Mario game dumbass.
He's known - darthvadern
Ugh. Cat Peach, Gold Peach, Metal Mario, even BABIES get into Mario Kart but they can't even add original characters like Kamek. So sad. - RosalinaX
He's the true mastermind behind everything. Without him, no Bowser - darthvadern
I don't feel he gets enough attention. He makes for a good villain, always showing up to cause trouble. Sure, he's annoying, but he's supposed to be. He's a bad guy! I especially like him in Dream Team, where he flat-out crossdresses throughout an ENTIRE LEVEL. - Garythesnail
The attack of the Playstation buttons - shawnmccaul22
People hate him for being a Bowser clone yet I like him anyways
I like him a lot honestly - darthvadern
I remember the very first time my brother played Mario and Luigi Dream Team and beat Antasma on his new 3ds. He was a really cool looking character and I'm surprised he hasn't been in another game. - RosalinaX
They introduce a brand new villain, brimming with potential, then toss him aside in favor of one of the most overrated (I love Bowser but he is overrated) characters in the series. Antasma got barely any screentime, but I love his design and hope he appears again someday.
Count Antasma should come back in later Mario games instead of Bowser's LMAO Army.
Antasma should be a lot higher on this list.
He's alright - darthvadern
He doesn't really... deserve more attention. He's basically an echo fighter to Hammer Bro if Hammer Bro was chosen in Smash. - Mario_Deluxe
He's actually been recieving a lot more attention - darthvadern
Cool enemy - darthvadern
Luma. How terrible that you only appeared in Super Mario Galaxy because Nintendo can't bother with putting you in another game. This is sad. - RosalinaX
Luma is honestly way too underrated! - Breckin
Good - darthvadern
Luma is just as Overatted as Rosalina! Plus Luma is a species,not a character
She's much cooler than the other Mario girls.
Another Donkey Kong character - darthvadern
A Donkey Kong character. - MarioMaster101
NOT A MARIO CHARACTER STOP - RosalinaX
Underrated ha no
Cool koopaling but a bit unoriginal - darthvadern
UNDERRATED TO THE MAX! he's THE BEST! - RosalinaX
Deserves more attention, he's awesomne with great motivations - darthvadern
Koopalings suck, Do we even have to explain how bad those 7 are, and they wasted spots in Mario Kart Tour now too.
Ugh, please, I thought those spots were for Diddy Bowser Jr, Even Boom Boom But no
No, he has a crazy fanbase like the rest of his siblings. - Target
People don't see the true awesomeness of Iggy Koopa!
Favourite Koopaling - darthvadern
King K. Rool deserves more credit I mean come on he's the archenemy of Donkey Kong.
Look at all the undeserved hate he gets just because he curbstomps newbies.
Eww. Who put this thing on this list? - RosalinaX
He's more of a DK character than a Mario character - Randomator
Isn't that more of a Donkey Kong character? - darthvadern
That's just mean, saying Dixie Kong is better than Princess Daisy!
He deserves more attention and love from fans!
He's been in a ton of spinoffs recently. To the point of being overrated - Randomator
I love shy guy though
Overrated - darthvadern
Ever since SMB2, Shy Guy barely makes any main game appearances. I'm talking about the platformers, by the way. Heshould either:
A) get his own game, like Toad should.
B) become a main game enemy instead of goombas and koopas being everywhere - ShyGuySwag
She doesn't deserve to be on any Mario list, underrated or overrated. That's how bad she is. - RosalinaX
She deserves hate - darthvadern
Baby Daisy is the least overatted character!
Baby Daisy is noisy, whiny, and hard to understand. Even Lakitu can’t really understand her.
Wario character - darthvadern
I think that he was supposed to be "Mario Kart 8" but was replaced by Pink Gold Peach. Also he should be in more Mario games.
Not really underrated but I love him - darthvadern
Great and powerful TTYD partner - darthvadern
Only in Super Mario World, I wonder what Rex would look like in today's time? Maybe we could have a New Super Mario Bros 3 where we have Rex? - MarioMaster101
I mean, they should really be in more games, and I feel that not enough people like them. - GentleTrouter
He is a toy story character - Minecraftisawesone
Underrated enemy - darthvadern
More like overrated. He had no personality and has boring everything.
Not really, although I like him
He's my favorite koopaling. He is so clever, sneaky, mischievous, and cute.
Good yoshi - darthvadern
It’s just a stupid color!