Top Ten Most Obscure Mario Kart CharactersMario Kart has had a lot of different playable characters throughout its history, some have been good, some have been bad, and some have been..., obscure. Obscurity can mean both good and bad. Let's count down the most obscure Mario Kart characters ever added, shall we?
Alright now we are getting into the less obscure characters. Now, while this is the third debuting character in the series and is one of the stars of the series along with mario and luigi, one difference this one bears from those two is the frequency of this character found through out games and series. Yeah she's not nearly as common to find like mario or luigi. Besides she's basically just a peach in modern times as well. She doesn't have the same legacy she used to have, luckily in tour she's still popular
Yeah nothing really that obscure but compared to the rest of the "relevant" characters, this is among the bottom in terms of frequency. Not only does her Sports Superstars card have 5 different variants but really, she's not that common either. Yeah I've said this with every character on here but it's true
Y is this character so obscure? Just Y? I mean you can use this character when you want to play down the character "peach", instead of playing down the actual character considering this character makes that character. To be honest it's one obscure character. But then agian the last characters of the series weren't really meant to be used as much I guess
pink gold peach Yeah. pink gold peach. Yeah this is not a frequent character to find. What I see as the angriest and toughest character of the series is actually a rather shy character considering it's not too often you find this character. Yeah sure in Tour you find her at times but not too common. Besides she's given a whopping "13" favorite courses when alone. Yeah we're talking real obscurity here
Doesn't make a whole lot of sense but it can be cool to see some nearly forgotten nintendo stuff be carried on in other games *cough cough* smash brothers.
For the fact that this character isn't even related to anything in the Mario Kart series' puts R.O.B at #2 on my list of most obscure MK characters. I mean, it's the device that could be used for the NES back when it was released, and now it's playable in MKDS? Well I really love this inclusion. It's so random, but so awesome as well. He's my go-to character in MKDS.
Probably could have just started with the og donkey kong. HE existed at this time and was probably just as if not more iconic at the time anyways. Then again, I guess it would be hard to cram a giant ape into a kart.
Another kong? Well this guy made his appearence in the first Mario Kart game ever, but quickly in the next game Kamek temporarily replaced him in development, while Donkey Kong himself replaced Kamek in the final game. Overall, he was an obscure choice, but not too obscure as Mario had appeared in games where both of the two made appearences in the past.
R.O.B is higher as he isn't even a Mario character, but in terms of actual mario characters, no one saw the queen of bees coming of all characters in a small roster that is in MK7. She was only a minor character in the Super Mario Galaxy games but yet managed to get to Mario Kart 7 along with her own battle course (Honeybee Hive). I love this addition and I frequently play as her because of how unknown she is.
Nintendo could've added other characters yet they chose an irrelevant character from one level of a video game.
This was the Honey Queen of Mario Kart Wii kinda, in that it was completely obscure for him to arrive, plus it came with a battle stage, in this case, Funky Stadium. I put him below Honey Queen though seeing as we've already had three kongs before him in Mario Kart, so yeah. But still, this character is the least mario-esque of the four kongs we've seen, as he only appeared in DK content before this, so yeah. Definitely a contender for the list.
Not the most iconic dk character, Probably could have added someone else. Plus, he is way to op in mkwii!
He made an appearence in MKDD and was going to be in MKWii but was scrapped. He was one of my favourite MK characters ever due to his originality in a Mario Kart game. It's sad we haven't seen more of him.
This is another MK7 character who nobody predicted. I mean he's a caterpillar so how does he drive? Oh that's right they added arms to him. Nevertheless I love this guy. It's so strange to see him but that's what makes him cool. He's lower than Funky or Honey Queen as he's a more relevant thing in the Mario series' though.
This is the same guy who holds the startup sign at the start of each race and who picks you back on track while you fall down a pit. Since Mario Kart 7, a lakitu with a red shell (instead of green) is playable in the series and it's kinda odd seeing Laktu rescuing Lakitu. But it's a pass as Lakitu is a species and it's obvious it's two different lakitus from the shell colour.
I love splatoon and inklings but I can see how this triggers some mk fans. Similar stuff can be said about link and villager from the legend of zelda and animal crossing. Still at least for me and the other splatoon fans. this is one big leap for mario kart. But let's try to keep it within nintendo unlike smash (Splatoon is nintendo property and created my them.)
Another clone makes it to the list, now it's baby Rosalina. One of my least favourite characters ever as it contradicts Rosalina's backstory (she actually had red hair as a child) and it makes it look like Rosalina is another princess when she isn't even close. She's a god! My god I hate this clone (no pun intended)! Althoughi it was a bit predictable to see her so eh.
I wish we could trade these out-of-the-blue clones for Kamek.
My least favorite baby character. makes no sense and clashes with mario galaxy cannon. Probably weren't paying attention when they made this one. Nonetheless, please delete this character.
Overall Birdo has been one of the more obscure characters in the mario franchise as whole. Not many appearences, originally a villain but was then shoehorned into Yoshi's love interest. The only LGBT character of the bunch as well. It's also my favourite mario character due to all of this. Unfortunately while she's mostly in spin-off's she still is rare in that case as in Mario Kart she only appeared in MKDD and MKWii. We can only hope she makes more appearences.