10 Most Underrated Mario Characters

The Top Ten
1 Princess 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.

She is hated all over this site like Justin Bieber, the Koopalings, and Frozen. People keep complaining about her voice, dress, hair, and her overall appearance in the Mario franchise. Her haters make up things like "she gets angry at you" "she gives you the evil eye" "she replaced Daisy" "she is whiny" and none of those things are true. She needs to stop getting so much hate here.

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!

They did the right thing to put Peach on number 1 for underrated characters, Just because she gets kidnapped doesn't mean she's dumb. In fact, Peach is actually very smart. The reason she is kidnapped is because she and Bowser were supposed to be married but Mario had to come and wreck it all. You guys can't say MARIO is underrated because I caught people commenting that they felt bad for him because Peach rejected him and Bowser and left them on the moon. SO WHAT?!?! It was all Mario's fault because he ruined Bowser and Peach's wedding to start a childish fight with Bowser over the poor woman. Peach doesn't like being fought over, and I think she rejected Bowser only because he was getting involved in the fight. And plus Mario can always use Bowser's airship, if not, Peach always sends 1-ups to Mario so she could do it again.

Peach is a very hated major staple character in the Mario games. She got her own game, sure, but that's pretty much the only good thing that is out of the ordinary for a Damsel In Distress that she got. She may be weak, but that is normal for a DID. Also, her Final Smash may only leave you open to a Smash Attack, but is worth it when her opponent is at a high percentage (like 80-150), when Smash attacks are at the highest likelihood of KO. If you hate her voice then go back to playing N64 (because her voice is "normal" there). And also at occasional times I find people with low IQ saying "She is just copying Aurora" and things like that. If that's the case then she would've already gone into lawsuit, and I don't see any Prince Charming here, just a Plumber. And pink dresses aren't just for dressing up. If you ever wore a pink dress then that could be held against you.

2 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.

The ding - dongs that hate Mario obviously don't realize this- if Mario didn't exist, neither would any of these other characters on this list would exist. He should be in the top position!

Mario is the most Overrated Video Game Character of all time.
He didn't save gaming, his series did.
Yes Mario and the Super Mario Series is what Nintendo is known for.
Mario is so boring and people only like him because he's the main character.
People call Luigi the most Overrated Mario Character, Luigi is no where near Overrated, Luigi Haters and Mario Fans are making Luigi Underrated and they just don't want to admit it, and Luigi Haters and Mario Fans are making Mario Overrated, they just don't want to admit it
You Mario Fans and Luigi Haters know who you are
People say Luigi gets all credit, I don't know what Mario games you Toptenners have been playing for over 30 years, Mario gets all the credit, not Luigi.
Other then the Luigi's Mansion games and New Super Luigi U, Name all the times Mario got no credit

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.

It's sad to see the main character of the franchise be so underrated. But I think we all know why. MatPat created the total Hell that is Mario hating Luigi fans with a total pile known by many as the infamous Mario is Mental Theory. Because of that people use it as their only "evidence" against Mario. And it's not even good evidence because anyone who knows the franchise and has a functioning brain could debunk the theory in a matter of seconds.*Facepalm* Mario haters and Game Theory fanbrats are the stupidest fan/hate bases that I've seen after Waluigi fans.

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.

She (or he) has literally no fans at all and is hated just because she is "transgender". It is not a good reason to hate on a character.

Birdo originated from an obscure FDS game known as "Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic" before making her way to the Mario series on the NES... Nowadays, she is hated mainly because of her gender identity (a boy who thinks she's a girl). And that's why she's overhated/underrated.

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.

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.

4 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.

He is overrated by Nintendo but underrated by fans. Lots of people hate on Toads because of their voices or they are overused by Nintendo. It is true that Nintendo does overused them especially in the modern Paper Mario games but you should not hate on Toad just because Nintendo overuses him. Also I think his voice is actually cute.

Another question: why Toad is so hated? The majority of people says that Toad is annoying, unbearable, childish. In fact, people think the same thing about Peach, but this fact is not true for either of them. First, Toad is always compared to Mario, which has a lot of courage. So, everyone starts to think that Toad is a wimp, even if it is not at all, as shown in the Super Mario Bros. Series, where he coragiously attended with Mario and Luigi for rescuing Peach. Another criticism by much people is the voice, which is considered too annoying. According to me it is not at all. In fact, Toad is small, and this high-pitched voice is natural for a person of his size. I never imagined Toad with a large-man voice... Along with Bowser Jr., Toad is in my opinion one of the most cute characters of the serie though hated by the rest of the world.

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.

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.

5 Wendy O. Koopa Wendy O. Koopa is a female villain in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She is the only female member of the Koopalings and can usually be found assisting Bowser and Bowser Jr . on their wicked plans with the rest of the Koopalings . She first appeared in Super Mario Bros . 3 in 1988 and since then has been ...read more.

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.

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?

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.

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.

6 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.

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.

People that say she does nothing or has no backstory are lying. She's an educated and professional woman and a great leader. Nintendo basically confirmed her as the mayor of New Donk City but even before then there were always hints about her career oriented personality. People that say that only try to bring her down because the other females are completely void of any depth except for Rosalina.

No offense Pauline fans, but her not being popular is understandable. She doesn't do anything nor has any powers, has practically no personality, & only shows up 2 get kidnapped by DK. I don't hate her, but I don't care for her ether. Saying she's underrated is like saying those nameless people running around screaming when something bad happens in action movies/series are underrated. So she really shouldn't b on the list as there is nothing 2 appreciate her for (besides her looks which is shallow).

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.

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.

"First of all, Bowser Jr is over hated. Second of all, Koopalings are overrated compared to Rosalina. - DCfnaf"
Agree totally but I meant people hate Rosalina 'being in every game after Galaxy' but jr appears in every game after sunshine & no1 gives a rats@$$. And I mean jr is just a clone of baby bowser not a clone of himself xp

Overrated. Koopalings get loads of hate to the point that it is dumb. At least they aren't clones like Pink Gold Peach, Cat Peach, Tanooki Mario, Baby Daisy, and Baby Rosalina

Why is he considered overrated? He deserves to be on this list. Those stupid krapalings have no personality compared to this guy.

Compared to the Koopalings he is quite overrated though I still like him

8 Wario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

He's hated because he's fat & because he farts. But he has more personality than 90% of Mario characters. He's basically has traits that are generally disliked but we ourself have: fat, likes to fart, likes odd food, picks noise, greedy, inconsiderate, self-centered, etc...

Dispite all this, he's very seccuessful & seems to have a verity of friends that differ in age and gender & personality.

He's even more interesting in comparison to Mario. Their friendship is questionable, as wario is the 'anti-mario'. But they seemed to have been fine with hanging out in 64(ds), and in one of the games in warioware there's a game where u have to make up with Mario. So it seemed at least before ml2 that they where on friendly terms.

All this makes him a very interesting character. But is overlooked because he's fat & ugly. How shallow ­čśÉ

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.

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's fat, ugly, and gross. He should fade away and they should give Waluigi a better partner.

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.

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.

He's not underrated he's overrated. Maybe on this site since he gets hate here but everywhere else he is worshiped like crazy and people spam "Too Bad Waluigi Time!" "Waluigi Numbah One!" "Wah For Smash!" everywhere. He loved so much just because of his memes. He is not underrated because he has way too many fans.

Gets hate for pathetic and immature reasons like he's "filler". So is Mario he's there as the balanced guy only.

The haters say hey wil only like him if he appears in a mario game, I do NOT believe them, they will continue bash him probably, I have some proof. Dry Bowser has appeared in many original mario games but recieves hate still. Not sure if the haters are speaking the truth.

He's overrated. He's only liked because of some stupid meme that isn't even canon to his character, because it came from a fan made comic. All waluigi is is a copy of wario & Luigi & is just some filler to make sure wario has a sports partner when any of his friends in any warioware games would have been better than this whinny dumb idiot.

10 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.

Another character loved by the people, but who I do not like is Rosalina. 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. To complete this, there is whitish hair. Her voice is disturbing, and when she laughs it seems to be drugged. Another thing that makes me hate Rosalina is what most people considers her a "goddess". For me, she is not a goddess. She didn't do anything special. She casually appeared in a special game of the Mario series. Nevertheless, she is the most loved princess and she began to appear more and more in games. I do not understand why this was done and I continue to hate her.

She's the best. Peach and daisy are no offense, but STUPID! They are. And she isn't in enough games. Everybody hates her because she looks like peach.
OBJECTION: SHE has more almond eyes, she has a more noble heart, she has platinum blonde hair (probably from being in space for so long) and she's prettier.
They also say that she's rude, and make better characters look weak.
OBJECTION: they need help. Peach is the rude one dude.
And you will probably hate me for this.
OBJECTION: you don't know me well enough
P- peach is MEAN.
E-everyone knows her, half HATE her, half love her.
A- annoying little brat who should just punch bowser.
C- cats aren't her favorite animal.
H- hatred hatred come to peach. Come if she holds my dogs good leash!

"... 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.

You're calling Rosalina underrated all because her recent hate.
You don't see Peach getting much more love than Rosalina, do you?
The reason she's hated for appearing more is because she doesn't belong in the future Mario titles, as she should've stopped at Super Mario Galaxy.
Do you think she should've been better running around in a cat suit?
Not really in my opinion.
You're continuing conflict about Rosalina fans arguing with Daisy fans,
and you pulled Rosalina into a pool of games because of fan
service. You guys have overused Rosalina in games, and you need
to stop.

The Contenders
11 Ludwig von Koopa Ludwig Von Koopa is a villain in the Super Mario Franchise. He is the self-proclaimed leader of the Koopalings and has a pompous and arrogant personality. He is said to have all the powers of the other six Koopalings. He can clone himself, cause earthquakes, teleport, and shoot lightning bolts from ...read more.

Ludwig is Underrated, in fact, all of the Koopalings are Underrated
I can hardly find one positive comment about them. There's way more negative comments about than there are positive comments, that's insane

He's underrated on this site. He gets more hate here than garbage like Cat Peach, Metal Mario, and Tanooki Mario. His hate is ridiculous because all you Ludwig haters say is his boss fights are terrible and the worst boss in history. Out of all the Koopalings he has the best and hardest battles.

He is my third favorite kopaling first is Lemmy. The Koopalings should not be hated (except for you Larry) most of their boss battles are fun and on minions quest they all have emotions (even Larry)

In mario bros and friends: when I grow up Ludwig von koopa is cute!

12 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.

List of females in Mario and where they're at by popularity:
Peach - Overhated
Daisy - Somewhat Underrated
Rosalina - Overrated
Toadette - Underrated
Pauline - Underrated
Birdo - Underrated (I'm not exactly sure if it's a girl or boy, but I counted Birdo anyway)
These are all just my opinion though, and based on what I've heard and seen.

And who is this character? JK, I know perectly who she is. Do you? No? Well your not alone. Quite underrated indeed.

The best female character in the series after Rosalina.

She is my favorite character in the whole franchise!

13 Iggy Koopa

He's underrated here because a lot of you hate on him because he's a Koopaling. Most of his haters don't even say why he's bad and just say "he's a Koopaling so he automatically sucks!"

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.

People don't see the true awesomeness of Iggy Koopa!

14 Morton Koopa Jr.

People say he has no personality but he does in Paper Mario Color Splash and Bowser Jr's Journey along with the rest of the Koopalings.

15 Boo

These ghosts somehow manage to be both cute AND scary to me. I say scary because Luigi's Mansion 1 and 3 makes me feel a little uneasy when looking at them, which I actually like! Give the Boos some attention, even if they're shy they deserve some love!

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.

Scary I am a retard

Well I guess so

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

He should get more credit for all he has done in the Mario games. It's not his fault he doesn't have hands.

Everyone and their mom knows about Goomba. He's not underrated, get ahold of yourself.

Ah yes, a classic enemy. Traitors to the Mushroom Kingdom. Why don't they get much love?

He has killed Mario more times than other enemies.

17 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.

He does not have that many haters which is a good thing but he is barely talked about. He deserves more attention.

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.

I wove him! He is adorable. I wish he could help Mario.

18 Dr. Mario Dr. Mario is the persona Mario takes in the Dr. Mario series. Under this identity, Mario dons a lab coat, a head mirror, and a stethoscope around his neck. He first appeared in his titular game, Dr. Mario.
19 Goombella
20 Lady Bow

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

21 Cappy

I want Cappy in the next Mario Kart. They are probably going to put in another Mario or Peach clone instead. I also would like to see him in the next Mario Party.

22 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.

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.

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.

Ah, unlike the bowser, luigi, and shy guy

This one is underrated, and needs much more popularity

Its flippin Harry Potters Turtle.

He's the true mastermind behind everything. Without him, no Bowser

23 Petey Piranha

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

24 Penguin Coach

Yeah, because nobody really remembers him. But he was the penguin coach from super mario galaxy.

This is the guy from Super Mario Galaxy, right?

Nothing too special

25 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. ...read more.

She used to be underrated but now she has so many fans especially on this site. Her fan club is all over this site hating on Peach and Rosalina for dumb reasons. I also see lots of Daisy fans on Youtube that were begging Nintendo to add Daisy to Super Mario 3D World.

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.

Ok first of all Rosalina and Mario aren't underrated, only because you love them that doesn't mean that they're underrated.
Second the REAL underrated character is Daisy along with Birdo, Waluigi and Wario.
Daisy have a lot of potential but Nintendo don't use it and she's hated for the most stupidest reasons like:
-her voice: "OH HER VOICE IS ANNOYING! "The voice doesn't make a character, it's only the voice!
-Peach clone: the most stupidest reason, a lot of people hate her for that, she's like Peach but she isn't a clone. Daisy is a tomboy, she love the sports, Peach doesn't love the sport but sometimes she play it like everyone and Daisy is energetic and she's not polite.
Daisy have personality and charisma.
she wear a similar Peach dress because Daisy is a princess and princesses wears dress, especially in a "classic" world like the Mario world.

"Princess Peach is underrated! Why does Princess PEach et so much hate?! " says whiny Peach fans. Princess Daisy is the underrated one. Hate comments on Princess Peach usually get thumbed down. Princess Daisy got a mixed reception by critics. "Princess Daisy is bad because of her hair, but she's overrated". Princess Daisy shuld be top 2. Toad was not poorly recieved by critics. True story, or so half-true story.

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