Top Ten Mario Characters that Need More Development
I really love Toad, but I'll admit that he has barely any reason to be in every Mario RPG. Make each color a bit more varied in style. Green Toads are faster, Blue Toads are stronger, Red Toads are smarter etc. Or simply give him clothes.
Maybe different coloured Toads could at least have different strengths and personalities. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Bowser's Inside Story had a couple of more interesting examples that were featured for a fairly short time, so there's no reason not to expand such individualities to other Mario games as well.
Toad is a main characters but he''s way too generic, he needs a development that shows something particular from him, maybe he wants the best for Peach and want to protect her or maybe is a huge Mario fan and want to help him.
Toad and his species take out any creativity. I'm fine with them using Toads in Color Splash, but they could've made them all have different designs and better personalities.
Replace the half of the toads with a Toadette. And Toadette specifically could benefit from another game. Maybe Mario rescues her for Toad as Bowser learns of the Super Crown's powers and fells Toadette would be an easier target. So she sends letters.
It's sad that she's becoming the new Rosalina. At least Rosalina wasn't a damsel in distress and had a huge background. Toadette is bland and she's a damsel.
Like Toad Toadette did not shown anything that stands over the other characters despite she's becoming a part of the main cast.
I really enjoy Peach but she needs another game or two as right now she doesn't have any other character besides "generic pink princess."
I wish there were more games where she's playable and have a major part of the story that isn't centered around being saved by Mario. Thousand Year Old Door, Super Paper Mario, and Super Princess Peach (All these games are considered spin offs) showed that Princess Peach has potential, though we don't see this in main Mario titles. It's kind of disappointing.
Despite being the main girl Peach is almost a bland character, the only thing we saw more was the classic princess that got kidnapped by the monster and got saved by a plumber. Nintendo should be focused on other things like her powers or make a game like Super Princess Peach.
I hate her she is a terrible character.
Give him a anger streak or make him a bit more nonchalant. Heck, in Bowser's Fury he didn't want to help Jr. and wasn't fazed by Bowser's yelling.
Mario's character is in the same vein of most of Nintendo's protagonists. He's heroic, and bland, and wants stop the evil person. He's just the same as Link and Kirby.
Ironically, Mario is probably the most under developed character because all I know about him is that he likes to jump.. a lot.
What's his personality? He's heroic. Great...he's the main character and yet he's so bland...
She's a tomboy who is sporty and sassy...even though Peach is also sporty and sasses just as often. Her only real character trait is tomboy and loud. Mario Strikers 3 would probably help as that was when she was her most characterized.
Now I know that being a tomboy is a rare form for a Princess, they are not so present in video games, tomboys princesses are Daisy... Alena... Lucina... and... uhm... not a lot of them, but we still need to know more about her live at Sarasaland.
They should kill her off in Luigi’s Mansion 3 so she can finally develop into something different than Peach 2.0 and so they can finally stop shoving her everywhere.
Definitely. She's barely in any of the games so obviously she needs more development.
Pauline was the first lady not only of Mario games but for Nintendo in general.
Despite this today she's way too bland and unoriginal (originally she was called the Lady) basically she's a rappresentation of a real lady without particular traits, she was only kidnapped over and over by DK and never shown a personality.
Yup. We know nothing about her because Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina are all in the spotlight more.
She is Mario's mom and Jumpmans wife and she is a business woman.
The Sally Acorn of Mario
@TwilightKitsune that was only for Super Mario Bros 2.
Anyways, yeah, I feel like Nintendo is slowly trying to get rid of Birdo.
Nintendo didn't even fully confirmed the gender, enough said.
DaisyandRosalina, Birdo is a male, but he thinks he is a female.
We know a lot about his background but can he just get a unique personality or something?
He's a part of the main cast but we did not know anything about him... (probably because he was created for be Wario's tennis partner)
Put him a #1 now. This guy needs a story behind him, why is he here, what does he want, and what is he even capable of?
DUH! He's been in nothing other than Spinoffs and he's basically a poor man's version of Wario.
He actually has an eccentric personality. It's his background that needs more info.
Bowser Jr did get a lot of character development in Super Mario Sunshine and we know his character motivation so he doesn't really need to be on here.
I thought Jr was cool but I just realize Nintendo us making him the 8th Koopaling, we need to see more unique things from him.
Bowser's Fury is on the right track to making him a more enjoyable character to talk about.
He's too cute to have more development.
A weird example but he hasn't appeared since the DS era and deserves to be a Wario antagonist sometime, considering he captured him.
Why do so many people on this site hate Rosalina so much?
I knew those Rosalina Haters would come here. Idiots.
Her and Daisy are superior to Peach
Uhm... she has an entire backstory, her personality is OK so are her abilities.
Here's why: Baby Daisy was created as a filler like Baby Rosalina, this is not really helpfull for a character.
Despite its unlike Baby Rosalina she doesn't damage Daisy's character (she is basically the confirmation that Daisy knew Luigi and Peach since she was a baby (Mario super suggers)) so we can give her something.
That's only me? Anyone?
I hate Diddy Kong they should give Candy Kong a chance he always gets in the games and its not fair.
Why do you hate her?
Candy is a DK character not a Mario one
I don't hate her but she is not a Mario character but a DK one and this list is for Mario characters only
Make him a goofy villain who will still crush you if you underestimate him. He'd be similar to the Mario and Luigi characterization of him.
Have him not be a bastard child of Darth Vader and Godzilla for once.
She was just thrown in Mario Kart 8 without any background or build up. If Nintendo made another game where Peach was a playable character and she could use this form then we might be able to see what potential it actually has.
Make her an evil Peach, I don't know.