Most Original Mario Characters

Don't you feel like gaming hasn't used their inspirational characters as often as their unoriginal characters?

The Top Ten

1 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.

This guy used to be the king of gaming! But Nintendo HAD to replace him with Bowser, a monster! Donkey kong was cool, and quite inspirational. And when did Mario and dk become friends, when did Mario dump Pauline, when did Mario games change?

Donkey Kong was the first guy, I mean the game was named after him for Pete's sake!

2 Pauline Pauline, also known as Daniella Verducci, is the original damsel-in-distress whom Mario must rescue from the eponymous ape in the original Donkey Kong.

She's a business woman in a magical kingdom where every other female is either a non-human dinosaur/fungus/turtle, or royalty.

Pauline was the second woman in gaming! (Ms Pac man is first). But then somehow Peach came along. How unoriginal, a princess getting kidnapped and rescued by a hero!

Pauline and Ms. Pac man should be best friends and be invited to Mario Kart.

3 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 has been around longer than anyone here! So he HAS to be original!

4 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 is very unique, and original. And Peach and Daisy are horrible! I mean the same things happen to Peach and Daisy! Peach gets kidnapped while Daisy lays sports and brags. But Rosalina had a very emotional story, and lives with star babies and manages to take care of millions of them!

5 Donkey Kong Jr.

He's still around, but his name is Diddy Kong now.

No he was replaced by diddy kong.

6 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.

Luigi is adorable and he's a coward but he tries to overcome his fears every time!

If you are the second child that doesn't get as much attention as the first born, you will symphatize with Luigi. Someone who has a hard time to get out of the shadow of his older sibling.

7 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.

Toad is annoying on the games, but he's very cute and I feel for him on the T.V. show. I mean toad is a slave to Peach. He does everything for her and she gets all the credit. I hate Peach. Rosalina is way better.

8 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 is outspoken and caring. She always volunteers to help out unlike many characters.

9 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.

Yoshi has always been cute, and amazing! But I hate how Nintendo treats him, I mean he's always in last place in the Mario kart game plays, um... On a Mario trailer a guy screamed 'dammit yoshi! ' And yoshi gets suffocated by Bowser on the Mario party trailers. How come nintendo treats innocent, but great characters like garbage?

10 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.

Every character on this list has been mistreated! I mean, it's not fair! Every character here, even Pauline, is inspiring! But nintendo came up with all the other characters and ruined the whole storyline! Koopa is a common enemy, and is always strong to get back up on his feet!

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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.

True, she's original! More than characters like Peach and Waluigi.

13 Goomba Goombas, known in Japan as Kuribo, are a species of sentient mushrooms from Nintendo's Mario franchise.
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