Best Mario Kart Characters

The Top Ten
1 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.

The BEST thing that ever happened to Super Mario. Then add him to MarioKart and you're all good to go! Yoshi is the best character.

The reason why is because Toad is the most annoying Mario Kart character with Baby Mario being the 2nd most annoying Mario Kart character.

I am glad that Yoshi is first on the list because he is and always will be my favourite Mario character because he's so adorable!

Yoshi sure will have an arch-rivalry with Axel Chains from Your Favorite Martian.

2 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 ...read more.

Toad is algoods. Although I reckon his mother doesn't dress him properly. Anyway this is a good character and deserves to be in MK.

Toad's the best, around. Nothing's ever gonna bring him down!

Out of all the male Mario characters Toad is my favorite he's so cute and kind energetic little guy

This was my number 1 favorite as a kid, I still like using him sometimes,

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 ...read more.

Kinda funny reading all the comments of the mouth breathing degenerates in the Luigi comment section blindly hate on poor Mario.

Try Wild Wing, looks just like a red Lamborghini!

He's the main character! You gotta love him!

Put him lower than luigi

4 Luigi Luigi is a 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 franchise, ...read more.

I HATE when people like Mario just because he started the franchise and say that makes him a good character.Then turn around and say Mario is better than everyone else and Luigi sucks. Vote only for Luigi. He is better than Mario.

Luigi is the best! He is an all around, which makes him awesome, and he has great steering capabilities. I think he should be number 1 on this list! Enough' said, OK?

Luigi will have Amy Rose as his main Mario Kart rival due to their similarities.

If there would be one last place for top 5, it would be Luigi.

5 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 ...read more.

He deserves more than how he's treated. I love Waluigi as my uncle.

Worthless filler who does nothing in the main series...

Waluigi haters suck

He is underrated

6 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.

It's awesome she has been in every mario kart since Double Dash. And she really isn't that bad in the reaction area

If you played as Daisy in Double Dash you'll never forget her name!

Loud and obnoxious. That's all Daisy is.

7 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.

He's cute. The royal koopa shell item in double dash made Jr one of my mains since.

The main reason why he's better than Bowser is because he's very cute.

My favorite since Double Dash.

He is nothing but trouble!

8 Funky Kong

Funky Kong is my favourite character of time, why is he not in MK8DX, he better be in MK9, but knowing Nintendo it will be called Mario kart 8 extra deluxe.

The best things about Funky Kong are:
- his sunglasses and bandana
- his Flame runner combo
- he's OP
- he is in MKW, the best Mario kart

Why do people always say Funky Kong is overrated, he deserves to be to be called the best Mario Kart character of all time.

He's statistically the fastest character in Mario Kart Wii, and you've got to admit he's pretty hilarious. I also love how Funky Kong's MKW stats have helped a bit to bring him out of obscurity.

Funky Kong is awesome and cool! I wonder why it did never return...

The best Kong. Should be number one

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 ...read more.

He looks so cool and he is pretty good and popular in the games, he is one of my favorite characters in mario kart and other games

He looks cooler than Bowser, he plays better than Bowser, and he's of of the main stars in the stories written by Yoshizilla-Rhedosaurus. He's my kind of dragon.

I love this guy and Rosalina sucks so badly ROB should of been on the game.

Dry Bones is cool but Dry Bowser may be there too!

10 Dry Bones Dry Bones is a common enemy species in the Super Mario series of video games since „Super Mario Bros. 3“ (1988). After his first debut as a playable character in „Mario Superstar Baseball“ (2005), he became a fan-favorite and also got playable in other spin-offs of the Mario series.

Are you Serious? What is Dry bones doing at #24 he needs to be in th top 5. He's awesome with the bullet bike in Mariokart Wii. He got replaced by baby rosalina so he better be in Mario kart 9

I don't know why but I find dry bones so gosh-darned cool.

To me, Dry Bones is the best character ever!

He's just the best one. Can't help it.

The Contenders
11 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 ...read more.

How is Baby Luigi better than Peach? Explain your logic please.
Peach is claimed to be:
-short tempered/bossy.
-weak/helpless.
-lazy.
What Peach REALLY is:
-Capable of defending herself (idiots who haven't actually researched her don't know this Because they wanna fill their top ten reasons to hate Peach with crappy reasons because they don't have enough valid reasons to hate her).
-Overhated (people call Rosalina underrated now because of recent hate yet Peach's popularity hasn't changed at all).
-A first place winner for the most used woman in gaming.
To top it off, she's one place higher than a person only featured in an arcade version.

I don't understand why peach gets so much hate. She is literally one of my favorite characters, and her kart it very easy to control but at the same time is very fast. I've won tournaments using only Peach. Yoshi is the best I won't argue that but Peach definitely deserves to be higher on this list.

I know that Peach rocks on Peach Beach and Peach Gardens.

12 Metal Mario

Don't you hate it when people stop playing as Waluigi or Bowser Jr or R.O.B and play as crappy characters like Tanooki Mario and Pink Gold Peach and Honey Queen? Well, here's the leader of the whole ' lot: Metal Mario.

Let's be honest, people. He's only a power up from SM64 and is worse than people snooping around your house and is starting to stink. Characters I would RATHER play as:
Waluigi
Diddy Kong
King Boo
R.O.B
Bowser Jr
Dry Bones
Wiggler
Link
Paratroopa ETC.

I hate it when people rant on about Pink Gold Peach but turn around and like Metal Mario. Metal Mario is basically the root of all the garbage. Think about it: Cat Peach, Tanooki Mario, and obviously the atrocious Pink Gold Peach all came after him. They are all similar results. They're clones, obscure references, or just lazy pieces of garbage that came after a similar result.

Mario but it is a Repaint.

Metal Mario is badass

13 Rosalina Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Franchise created by Nintendo. She first appeared in the 2007 Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy 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.

People please stop hating on her this list is about Mario Kart not characters you don't like.

You say Peach was made up.
Yet Rosalina is a stupid ass star raping princess Peach clone.

Rosalina & Inky (the light blue ghost from the Pac-Man series) would be great arch-rivals!

At 15 more like 1. I've always loved Rosalina even though I am a boy Rosalina is my favorite by far

14 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.

I am trying to get Toadette and it is harder than you might think, but I've heard about how awesome she is.

Toad and toadette are the best!
Top 5
5 Mario
4 Luigi
3 Yoshi
2 Toadette
1 Toad

She is very cute and it's sad she wasn't in mario kart 7 but SHE IS BACK in 8 And tour

15 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.

He is the king of all ghosts. How can King Boo not be awesome?

YAY King Boo as a racer! This character made me laugh, because if you drift in Mario Kart WII, he shows his tongue! :D funny moments!

I like his lucky 7 in the game and how cute he looks, he is one of my favorite characters in mario kart and other games

He is the best

16 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.

This is the version of Dry Bones but with a skin.

Yeah whatsoever.

He and his circuit together are probably the best in town!

Koopa cape for the win!

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

Nintendo: let's think of the last Mario kart 8 character. Let's see, birdo, king boo, diddy Kong, nabbit, One guy in Nintendo: I know! Let's make peach but metal and sprayed with pink gold! She' go nice with metal Mario. Nintendo: okay, pink gold peach is the new character! Me: seriously Nintendo! She's horrible! Have you seen the backlash?! Nintendo: everyone likes her! Me: yeah, sure. Everyone likes her. (Sarcasm) you could at least make it a costume. Actually, you could do that with cat peach! And baby peach. And baby Mario! And metal Mario! I bet Nintendo will make more clones like baby wario, baby waluigi, baby bowser, baby yoshi, metal luigi, and pink gold daisy, fire mario, fire peach, All taking there own character slots! Why can't you just make the clones a costume! I would rather play as the sign in super Mario 64 then pink gold peach! I hate that one guy in Nintendo who thought of her

Stupid character just like Metal Mario what will be next Emerald Luigi and Orange Bronze Daisy?

18 Morton

I grew up playing the classic Mario games and never gave a Damn about the koopalings, especially this turd colored one here. All seven suck elephant anus.

Morton or Cat Peach are my main characters in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and they are great.

I hate moron Morton. Annoying meathead with no class...

He is cool and my third favorite Koopaling. Also face it the Koopaling hatebase is probably a bunch of little kids who don't even know what SMB3 is

19 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.

Dude, the first Mario game was called Donkey Kong! Make him higher, please

20 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 isn't that popular anymore I don't know what happened to him but I still love him.

Bowser is so cool but behaves very much like Shadow the Hedgehog, who SUCKS!

Why are Bowser's bones ahead of him?

21 Pac-Man Pac-Man is the protagonist fictional character of the franchise of the same name by Namco, who was first introduced in the Japanese arcade game Pac-Man on May 22, 1980 in Japan, later released in the United States in October the same year.

Yes, you can play as him on the arcade games, but those are too irrelevant to the series to put anything to do with those on this list. The only way Pac-Man is relevant to the series is that you can use your Pac-Man Amiibo as a suit for your Mii in Mario Kart 8.

He has only been featured in the arcade games (GP2 had a super bland Rainbow Road with nowhere to fall off). Face it, the only reason you have him here is nostalgia.

That has never been a character! Who put this one on this list?

Yes, he has! He's been in the arcade version in 2005 and 2007!

22 King Bob-omb King Bob-omb became a recurring boss in later games, specifically spin off games such as Mario Party 9 and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
23 Petey Piranha

Bring him back

24 Tanooki Mario

Ha, a tanooki is a racoon dog but anyways I really like this character. I never cared for Mario but I do like Tanooki Mario. He should be top 10 at least not #44! That's my opinion anyway. Have a Good day!

I only like him because someone I know calls him "Bok Choi". Don't ask why.

25 Shy Guy

How dare you put shy guy this low! Look at his cute little face. He should at least be somewhere in the top 5.

Why's there so much hate? This Guy's awesome. Although I do wonder what's on the other side of his mask...

Shy Guy should be so much higher on this list! At least put him above Metal Mario!

Shy Guy is just relatable on so many levels.

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