Top 10 Characters that Should Be in Mario Kart 9

The Top Ten
1 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.

I mean, it would make so much sense. She had a major role in Mario Odyssey, so I don't see why she shouldn't be in Mario Kart. She's also in Mario Tennis Aces. I don't understand why she wasn't in Super Mario Party. You know what? Why stop there? Let's put her in Super Smash Bros.

Pauline and Rosalina are the best Mario girls because they're more than just princesses.

Rosalina is a goddess and a mother figure with a sad backstory.
Pauline is a professional with various talents, including sports, singing, and actual leadership.

2 Kirby Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

I'm upset they'll never make a Kirby Air Ride sequel. I mean, he would be great in Mario Kart, so why not? He can go racing next to Mario, Link, Isabelle, Villager, and the Inklings. It will be just like Smash Bros., but as a racing game.

Yes! Kirby should be in the next Mario Kart! Link, the Villager, and even the Inklings have made it into the game, but not Kirby? He was even in the Rosalina and Luma reveal trailer, where he was on Rainbow Road! It makes sense, and also, he is really cute.

With other Nintendo characters coming in Mario Kart, Kirby would be great DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He's one of the very few characters with a racing game.

3 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

I would switch the useless Princess broads trio for Birdo. Daisy, Peach, and Rosalina are worthless, but not Birdo.

Birdo used to be a big character in the Mario Kart and Sports games. She must make a return.

I'm with you guys. Birdo is actually a really cool and cute character and should come back.

4 Funky Kong Originating from the SNES Donkey Kong Country, in which he is the CEO of Funky's Flights, this Kong absolutely tears up the race track with a massive +4 speed and +3 off-road stat, making him the most popular character in Mario Kart Wii online play.

You know how in Mario Kart 8/Deluxe there are multiple color variants of Yoshi? Well, I'm thinking maybe Funky Kong could come back to Mario Kart as a palette swap of Donkey Kong. Don't worry, though, because he would still have his own voice clips. Do you agree or disagree?

Funky Kong was the most used Mario Kart Wii character because of his obscurity and the fact he was an awesome character. I'd love to see him make a return one day, and why stop there? Let's bring all the Kongs into Mario Kart. Maybe even King K. Rool as well.

5 Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

I've been wanting Sonic to be in Mario Kart for so long now. Actually, fun fact: Mario was originally going to be in Sonic Sega All-Stars Racing, but he was scrapped for Banjo-Kazooie. Which I think was a bad idea.

Sonic should meet up with Mario other than the Olympic Games. Other characters in Sonic are Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman, Silver, Blaze, Big, E123 Omega, Eggman Nega, Shadow, and Sticks.

Sonic speed! But seriously, Mario and Sonic have had a rivalry for a very long time now, so they can settle it with racing!

6 Nabbit

We gotta catch Nabbit since he stole items out of my Toad House! says a yellow-colored Toad. Probably, I don't have New Super Mario Bros. U. The main reason is the same as Il Piantissimo's: he is a racer. He would be a featherweight, right?

This would be a really good choice, and it would be really cool seeing Nabbit in Mario Kart 9.

He and Kamek should have been DLC in Mario Kart 8 instead of Cat Peach and Tanooki Mario.

7 Kamek Kamek is a common enemy in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He usually appears in New Super Mario Bros. Games, Super Mario Bros. Games, or other similar games. He also appears in spinoff titles, like Mario Party, in which he is not a playable character but creates an obstacle for the players on their way... read more

Did you know Kamek was originally planned to be in Mario Kart 64? Later, he was replaced by Donkey Kong. How would the other games look if Kamek did appear in Mario Kart 64? That is a question with no answer. He would be a middleweight.

Kamek is one example of a character that has been in the Mario series and has been scrapped from more than one Mario Kart game. He was planned in 64 and 8 but did not come back.

In certain other Mario titles, I love Kamek. Besides, he's much better compared to the two troubles called Baby Daisy and Baby Rosalina.

8 Zelda Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.

She's an amazing character with the series named after her as well as the story circulating around her. Plus, if they wanted, they could give her a palette swap so she can become Sheik.

If Link is in Mario Kart, why not Zelda? Maybe we should also bring Ganondorf as well.

If Link is in this game, why not Zelda? Seriously, the game series is named after her!

9 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

In my fanfiction, Waluigi is the assistant leader of a crime-fighter team.

People on the team, besides him, that I want in MK9 are R.O.B., Pac-Man, Cylindrea, Wario, Link, Marth, Bowser Jr., Diddy Kong, Mega Man, Kirby, Miles Prower, Sticks the Badger, Paratroopa, and Nabbit.

I feel really bad for this character. Mario Kart and Mario Tennis are the only things that he's in. Come on, Nintendo, give Waluigi his own game, please!

Waluigi should be in Mario Kart 9 because he is not in too many games, and he should have his turn to shine again.

10 Luigi Luigi, originally a palette swap of Mario named Green Mario, is a major 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, taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's unofficial mascot... read more

I have some ideas for Luigi in Mario Kart 9.

If Luigi loses a race, he should say, "Oh my God!" like in the Japanese version of Mario Party. If Luigi is hit by an item like bananas or shells, he should say, "Darn it!" I want more dialogue in Mario Kart for more variety.

Luigi could have the death stare like in Mario Kart 8.

He is really unlikely to be in it! He has never been playable in any game ever, so Nintendo, please add him as a newcomer! (This comment is sarcastic)

Of course Luigi will be in. He is the second main character in the series.

The Contenders
11 Mario Mario, originally named Jumpman, is the main character of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario game, including games in spin-off series as a playable character, with... read more

There is a 99.9% chance that he's not going to be in it! Why would Nintendo add Mario to Mario Kart? His name isn't even in the title! He's not likely going to be in it, but I want him! (Sarcasm)

I don't think it's necessary to vote for Mario. It's called Mario Kart, so Mario is guaranteed to be in it.

12 Fawful Fawful, known in Japan as Gerakobits, is a fictional character appearing in the Mario & Luigi series of role-playing video games developed by AlphaDream.

Yeah, he'd just be really cool to have. I'd main if he were in the game.

13 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha is a large mutant of the Piranha Plant in the Super Mario franchise and debuted in Super Mario Sunshine. Since then, he has been a recurring boss in games such as New Super Mario Bros. and has also made appearances in sports and spin-off games.

Another great character, and he has come back since the GameCube. Please come back!

I would love to see him back, but it is a low chance.

14 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.

I liked the idea of putting him in Mario Kart Arcade, so why not in Mario Kart 9?

He should be in more Mario Kart games, although I doubt he ever will be.

Pac Man should return in MK9. So should Cylindria from Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventures.

15 Professor E. Gadd

We need Professor E. Gadd in Mario Kart 9. He would be a great character choice, and with all of his popularity from the Luigi's Mansion series, I think he deserves to be in Mario Kart 9. And he would be way better than the stupid, no-good, rotten, lame Pink Gold Peach!

He's barely in any Mario games anymore. I mean, he's going to be in the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3 game, but he needs to be in more games.

He would make such a great addition to the roster! I would love to see him in a Mario Kart game.

16 Cappy

Although as a standalone character he would work, I feel having him as an item would be super interesting.

17 Pikachu Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's... read more

I agree with this one. Another character from Pokémon I want in MK9 is Lucario.

18 Hammer Bro The Hammer Bro is a recurring enemy in the Mario video game series which is a Koopa that walks upright and attacks by throwing hammer projectiles at the player.

I first made a list using another program, and I noticed I had nine character ideas that I liked. From the ones I did not have an opinion on, this is the best for me. Hammer Bro is a character a lot of people talk about, but I just don't like the idea of him being a racer.

He could better be an obstacle on the race itself, throwing hammers at the racers, which the racers need to avoid. But if he appears, he would be a middleweight, I think.

Hammer Bro should be in the next Mario Kart, and he could have Fire Bro, Ice Bro, Boomerang Bro, and maybe Sledge Bro alternate skins.

19 Captain Falcon Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

F-Zero doesn't seem to be coming back, but he should show up here after having two stages from F-Zero as Mario Kart 8 DLC.

He's from a racing game, for crying out loud. This just makes sense.

20 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.

This is the character that I am begging for. He was not in the last game.

And now he will be (edit).

It's sad that he was not in Mario Kart 8. I want to see him back.

EDIT: Actually, he is in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

Bowser Jr. should really be a character in Mario Kart 9, in my opinion.

21 Count Bleck Count Bleck, true name Lord Blumiere, is the central antagonist turned anti-hero of the 2007 Nintendo Wii videogame Super Paper Mario.
22 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.
23 Fox McCloud Fox McCLoud is an anthropomorphic fox who first appeared in Star Fox for the Super NES in 1993, the son of James McCloud who perished during a mission and the leader of the new Star Fox team along with Peppy Hare former member of the original Star Fox team, Falco Lombardi and Slippy Toad as they the... read more

I would be that character more than King Boo.

24 Mega Man Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.
25 Dimentio Dimentio is an evil harlequin magician and the main antagonist of the 2007 Nintendo Wii video game known as "Super Paper Mario". One of his notable features is that he has created his own Dimension, known as Dimension D.

Love him so much, but it isn't happening.

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