Most Overrated Mario Characters

The Top Ten
1 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 like Luigi, but I think he's overrated because his fanbase always insists on putting Luigi as a poor victim of the "bad Mario". In short, His fanbase hate Mario without any concrete reason. They hate Mario because think that "he always gets the glory and mistreats Luigi". what? Mario doesn't have any guilt of having more protagonist than Luigi and be the "famous brother". He's always the center of attention because was created for this ro le in the games, and not because he despises his brother. There is no proof that Mario ever mistreated or abused Luigi in his life. They are brothers, not enemies, for god sake. This overrated victimization that fans created around Luigi is boring.

2 Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. Often appearing as a sidekick and helper to Mario, Yoshi is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi's Island and the Super Mario franchises.

How is he NOT number one?! He is always number one on everything! I mean everything. He is always the "best Mario character" Excuse me, but have you ever thought that the real reason why the Mario series is famous is because of Mario? Not Yoshi? He is cool but cute does not determine how good a character is.

My main problem with Yoshi is that EVERYONE likes him. There is no one I know who hates Yoshi. There are people who hate Rosalina, Toad, Luigi and even Mario! But no one hates Yoshi. I don't know about you, but that is pure overrated.

3 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 keep saying that Rosalina has not been in enough games to be considered overrated. Daisy, yes has been in more games than Rosalina but, Rosalina has been in more major games than Daisy. Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart with Baby Rosalina, and SUPER Mario 3D WORLD. Daisy is in Mario Kart with Baby Daisy but she isn't in Smash Bros. 3D World was fine with 4 characters until Nintendo included fan service. Rosalina's appearances are just that. Fan service. People also say Peach needs to be taken out of Mario spin-off titles. Princess Peach has been and still is a staple character in the franchise while Rosalina is a relatively recent character. Finally there's reason Nintendo won't let Rosalina kidnapped. She doesn't need to be. Where Peach was created for the sole purpose of being damsel-in-distress, Rosalina was created to help guide Mario in Galaxy and Galaxy 2 and nothing else. She would have stopped there if it weren't for her fanbase. And the fanbase is what makes Rosalina overrated.

4 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

Waluigi is nothing special honestly. His character and purpose is bland and there is nothing significant about him really. His appearances are only relegated to spin-offs. Then again, Nintendo doesn't really acknowledge Waluigi too much.

Also, why do people want him in Smash Bros.? I don't see anything unique about him. A tennis racket? Seems like something anyone would use and it isn't even exclusive to him since every main Mario character uses one. And besides, we have more than enough Mario characters in Smash at this point. And his fanbase is something I myself don't understand, other than the fact that it's the sole reason why Waluigi is popular these days anyway.

5 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.

I think her fans need to calm down. They are giving Rosalina unneeded and excessive hate for no reason. Daisy has been in tons of games. Rosalina has only been in like,15 games or less! Don't get me wrong, I do like Daisy, but I also like Rosalina. You fans need to except the fact that people like her! Can you please stop spreading hate and lies about her?! She's cool and sweet and she has a backstory. The other characters don't and we find her interesting because of it! She is also strong and can defend herself. To me, it seems like she would actually get along well with Daisy. Rosalina isn't the awful one, peach is! She's weak and stupid, and she's a Barbie doll clone!

6 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.

People dare complain about Rosalina being in everything but Toadette gets a pass. Logic, my friends.

That's just me or Toadette is starting to be more overrated recently?

Toadette is a great character, but she's just a toad. Just a toad.

7 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

As a character, this guy sucks. His design is bland. His voice is grating, and his catchphrases in broken English are stupid and annoying. He has no personality, and is thus a very uninteresting main character in his story-based games (even if you want a "blank state" the players can project themselves onto, you have to put in more effort that this). If he didn't happen to star in many high-quality games, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone willing to admit they like him.

Why would literally the main character staple be on here? He is popular but unlike people such as Rosalina, he deserves the love he gets because even in the first game (where you are jump man and not actually Mario) you still take control of a Mario-like character. And he plays his role really well too.

8 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

How is Toad not in the top three? Some Yoshi fans are criticized for liking the dinosaur solely because he's cute. At least Yoshi actually does heroic things. Some Toad fans like the characters solely for his cuteness, but Toad is practically useless.

I found out that Plessie will be the mount in SM3DW. That means, Yoshi'll may have a chance to be a playable character, but no. Yoshi's completely excluded, just to give a stupid Yoshi ripoff more spotlight. I wanted to play as Yoshi in a mainstream game which is not for a small handheld, but no. And why is Toad in all these mainstream games playable? Give Yoshi some more love!

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 is so overrated that lots of people think he is better than Bowser himself. His fans are the same people that hate all the other clone characters for being lazy filler yet give him a pass because he "looks cool".

He is definitely overrated, he's a clone character and he doesn't deserve to be a separate character just because he looks cool.

Why do people say he's better than Bowser when Bowser and this guy is one in the same?

10 Larry Koopa Larry Koopa is the youngest koopaling. He first appeared in Super Mario Bros 3, which came out in 1990. He is known for his blue mohawk hair. He was created by Nintendo.

I hate the koopalings as a whole. There's nothing special about them, unless you call stealing seven boss areas over and over in multiple games special. They're just worthless filler. Combine this with a terrible fandom and you have the worst characters in the Mario franchise.

There's nothing special about the koopalings. Kamek has his magic. Bowser Jr builds robots. Bowser has super strength. Meanwhile, the koopalings just exist just to suck and be filler. I hate all seven of them.

I didn't care for the koopalings in the old days. Nowadays, I've grown an unhealthy hatred for the seven. This stemmed from NSMB2. At this point it was obvious the koopalings only existed to be uninspired filler. "Hey! You know those crappy, samey boss characters we had you fight with fourteen rounds of projectile flinging and shell spinning in NSMBWii? Well, here comes another seven rounds!" They were stealing boss areas from bosses of actual surprise, variety and difficulty! A rehashed boss lineup of seven is a sin on itself. The koopalings take suckage to the next level. They're the same crappy characters doing the same thing. Just look at Color Splash. "It's Wendy and her rings again! It's Iggy with a chain chomp again! It's Roy with a bazooka again! It's Morton with a hammer again! It Lemmy on his stupid ball AGAIN!" In the main adventure games they just hurl projectiles and spin in their shells over and over. The koopalings went from "...I remember this..." to "'s this again..." to "...this wasn't even interesting before...let alone doing it over and over in multiple games to the point whereas if feels like I'm playing the same damn game!" For a lot of people the breaking point was MK8. "Hey! You know those crappy, samey boss characters we been spamming in all the recent adventure games because we're lazy/nostalgia pandering? Well, here they are again hogging up 1/4 of the goddamn roster! What's a Birdo?!" Not only are the koopalings are the worst Mario characters, but they're by far the most overrated. Ugh. The only thing worse than the koopalings is their horrid, grating fandom. They're a big band of neckbeard manchildren who can't accept their fanmade stories, art or the old cartoon isn't canon. They also act like whiny babies when someone makes the slightest criticism of the koopalings. Koopalings suck. Enough said.

The Contenders
11 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.

You are not liking Fawful? I have chortles! I gather the tears of the hating fink-rats who are of the hating of Fawful and use the tears that have fury as the water with which I make my lemonade of tastiness!

A villain that appeared in 3 games, has cool lines and charisma but nothing that hilarious, kidnapped the princess like most of the other villains. His character is average I just don't see the appeal.

He's in m&L superstar saga and Bowsers inside story. He's pretty lame, but people think he's 'funny' because he makes no f-ING sense. And a preschooler talks better than he ever does.

12 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.

But he's so fantastic. He's funny, clever, kind, and a all-around great character. I just wish he was playable. Maybe as MK8 DLC? We already have enough versions or Mario and Peach, Nintendo. Give us something better. We didn't need Baby versions, or Metal versions, heck, the power-ups like tanooki Mario and cat peach sucked. Nintendo, in pack three of MK8 DLC, give of characters that are from other games, like Pikachu, Pokemon, or Ganondorf. If you don't, give us Funky Kong, King Boo, Dry Bones, candy kong, Petey Piranha, honey queen, Diddy/Dixie Kong, Kamek, tiny kong, something we want! Not just clones of Mario and Peach! We don't want Green Bronze Luigi, either!

13 Bowser Jr

There is no aspect of him that is original. Not only does he look like a knock-off of Baby Bowser, he's done the Koopa Clown Car concept to death all on his own. Sure, he can breathe fire, but then again, the Koopalings could do that and better. He can operate machinery? Not that impressive when this is in the same world where an armless chestnut can swing a baseball bat. On top of that, he's a bigger brat than Wendy and more cowardly than Luigi or any of the Toads. The fact that he's Bowser's second-in-command by nepotism alone and that he's Miyamoto's "Creator's Pet" doesn't help.

14 Lemmy Koopa The youngest of the seven original children of the Koopa King. Lemmy has always been fascinated by the circus and acrobatic acts and so he's made it his life's calling. Lemmy dreams of showing the world his incredible physical feats and never passes up a chance to gain a captive audience. Though he... read more

I can kind of understand people seeing him as overrated but here he gets way too much hate because he "cries" or "is too happy". People complained when they thought he had no personality but when they see his personality as cheerful and not evil people complain about it. Also the fan favorite character Daisy cries and pouts a lot yet everyone loves her.

All the koopalings do is suck and steal slots from bosses of actual surprise and difficultly. This loser here is just a baby Boom Boom clone with a non damaging rubber ball. Goddamn it, Nintendo. Kill this crap.

15 Metal Mario Metal Mario is a character that appears in both the Mario series and the Super Smash Bros, where he made his first appearance in the Nintendo 64 version. He's pretty similar to Mario when using a Metal Cap, but instead of being a transformation, Metal Mario is his own character.

"Pink Gold Peach is a stupid character! Metal Mario is awesome because he was a cool boss in Smash!" Smash isn't canon and he's just Mario. In fact this garbage here started the flood of clones we have now.

He's just Mario but metal. I don't really know why people love him while he is literally just Pink Gold Peach but Mario instead. He did appear as a powerup in Mario 64 but he's still just as filler and lame as Pink Gold Peach.

Most overused character in Mario Kart 7. The OP is the B-Dasher and those Red Monster tires.

16 Baby Luigi Baby Luigi is the infant version of the major character in the Super Mario franchise, Luigi. He is known for his appearances as a playable character in various Mario games.

This character... is not even cute, come on he looks like a bean, he only has fans because he is the Baby version of Luigi. Side note, he is CONSTANTLY crying.

The first comment here is proving EVERYONE'S point here. Baby Luigi is overrated because it's a baby form of Luigi. No wonder Baby Peach is hated!

He is probably only loved because he is a baby version of Luigi, one of the most overrated Mario characters ever.

17 Pauline

She is overrated. "Pauline's the best because she's the original damsel in distress and Peach stole Mario from her!" Pauline is just bland and busty. Even her face says bland. Other Mario characters have lively expressions. Pauline is just...bland.

Pauline's overrated. She has no special powers. She has no special background. She has no distinct character traits. She has no special dynamic with the other characters. Pauline's only seen as a good character because she's the "original damsel in distress." "Muh original damsel. Muh damsel nuhstalguh waifu."*barfs*

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

Um... are you sure overrated?... I mean not that I like her, at all, she's a horrible person too. But I don't see her overrated at all, every single list I go to, of the worst thing, she's always at least in the Top 5. I don't see her get love anywhere and just get hate everywhere, so I don't see at all how she's overrated. Again she deserves the hate, but she is not overrated, at all

People need to know the damn difference between 'overrated' and 'horrible'. 'Overrated', according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means "to rate, value, or esteem too highly", while 'horrible' means "extremely bad or unpleasant". Overrated does NOT always mean that the character is bad. It just means that it gets way too much praise. 'pink gold peach" is hated by almost everyone I've met, so, by definition, she cannot be "overrated

19 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

Peach is a terrible character why would anyone like her?

1. She's an incopetent rules, can't rule worth crap instead of forming defenses she hosts parties and attends events with her friends. In real life she would be a useless celribitiy pampered fool like the kardashians.

2. She's immoral, instead of dating single men she takes one who is in a relationship with another girl. So in other words the main Mario female is a ho, and not a strong independent woman.

3. She's a liar. If Bowser is really the villain why does she insist on inviting to parties and events? She's obviously having affairs with him and lying to Mario.

4. She's a hypocrite. She acts like Daisy is her bff but as soon as rosalina shows up she ditches Daisy.

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

He's an awesome character and all, but I think it's time for a different character to take Bowser's place as the main villain, like say Tatanga, or a villain from the Mario and Luigi series or the Paper Mario series. And I think it's time for Bowser and his minions to reform.

He is overrated. What's worse is how you usually can't fight him directly. Mario standard attacks don't work. So Bowser is usually just an annoying obstacle.

Nintendo never puts any villains besides Bowser in the main series. They should go for variety, like add the past characters (Wart etc. ) back in.

21 Prof. E Gadd

But he's so awesome. He's funny, clever, kind, and a all-around great character. I just wish he was playable. Maybe as MK8 DLC? We already have enough versions or Mario and Peach, Nintendo. Give us something better. We didn't need Baby versions, or Metal versions, heck, the power up ones were just dumb. Nintendo, in pack three of MK8 DLC, give of characters that are from other games, like Sonic, Pokemon, or Metriod. If you don't, give us E Gadd, King Boo, Plessie, Baby Yoshi, Petey Piranha, Bowser Jr, Diddy/Dixie Kong, Kamek, Birdo, something we want! Not just clones of Mario and Peach! We don't want Green Silver Luigi, either!

22 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.

Dry Bones is overrated. I still like him but so many people praise him like crazy yet trash on Koopa Troopa for no reason.

So people hate Dry Bowser for being a clone but love Dry Bones though he is a Koopa Troopa clone? What is with people!?

Calm down people, he is a troop enemy, nothing too serious, he is above average but not perfect.

23 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.

He's just a stereotypical, generic ape with a tie. He has almost as little character as Yoshi. DK likes bananas, but this is tied to the generic stereotype thing.

I hated him since he replaced Kamek in Mario Kart 64. Stupid, ugly ape named after a different animal...

He's half a Mario character. He's Mario kart and Mario party, and the dk vs Mario games.

24 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

Koopalings are just overglorified reskins. Just look at SMW. Wendy is a copy of Lemmy. Roy is a copy of Morton. Larry is a copy of Iggy. Meanwhile, this loser is just more projectile flinging and shell spinning. Despite this they have a very toxic fandom. The fandom also act like babies when someone criticizes the koopalings, including how they try to deflect criticism and hate for the koopalings at Bowser Jr. Just look at this list. Practically, every negative comment about Bowser Jr is associated with the koopalings. Not only is it pathetic, but it just shows the koopalings are the most overrated Mario characters.

25 Ashley

Most of the people have a thing for goths, a lot of them are incredibly popular or overrated and of course since Ashley is a goth she is overrated as well, her character is average, just a witch in training.

The apprentice witch or whatever from WarioWare, I assume?

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