Top 10 Scariest Enemies In Mario Games

This top 10 list is about Mario enemies that could frighten us the most in our nightmares. WARNING: These enemies really are scary. So before you go to bed tonight, hope that you can face your fears by looking through this list. No bosses included.
The Top Ten
1 Phanto (Super Mario Bros 2)

It haunts your darkest imaginations! This giant mask with its evil grin is the ultimate stalker! If you have its key, it'll track you down to get it back. Even if you're a million miles away from the Phanto, it'll find you!

I have to agree that they look much much scarier in Super Mario Advance because the ones that chase you in that game look a lot more sinister

When you get the key

Those scary masks are even scarier in Super Mario Advance. The Phantos look different in Advance. If you don’t get what I’m saying, look at the comparison between All Stars and Advance.

2 Mr. I (Super Mario 64)

This is a giant eyeball that'll never keep its eye off of you. It'll stare at you without blinking. It's more terrifying when it shoots beams out of its pupil! It is like an alien from another world. Since they're many of them, you're being watched all the time.

3 Grim Leecher (Yoshi's Island)

This horrifying ghost is best described as the symbol of death. The skull on its face makes it even scarier. It'll chase you and attempt to latch on to you. You definitely do not want this enemy to sneak up on you.

4 Dry Bone (Super Mario Bros 3)

They are like zombies. They're undead Koopa skeletons that keep reviving after every stomp. Sounds like something that came out from a horror movie.

5 Boohemoth (New Super Mario Bros 2)

The biggest Boo is the scariest. It is truly humungous! Just like any other Boo, it'll only follow you if you look away from it. But unlike any other Boo, this gigantic terrifying ghost can crush you to the wall!

That face is nightmarish

6 The Mad Piano (Super Mario 64)

How is this not #1? Out of no where, a Piano starts screaming at you and jumping around trying to eat you. This and phanto scare me the most.

Should be number 1. This is scarier then a headless Teletuby.

Scariest thing I've ever seen.

I was so scared of this as a little kid playing sm64ds!

7 Swooper (Super Mario World)

Ok,I have an idea on putting swooped on the top ten annoying enemies but still,BATS!? I love them but this one is just... UGH! So I hate this enemy all though I never played mario before

They live underground and fly like bats. They are even scarier in the dark, even with their glowing eyes.

8 Pidgit (Super Mario Bros 2)

This flightless crow is known as the bringer of bad dreams. Since it can't fly, it uses its flying carpet to swoop down and attack.

9 Mimi (Super Paper Mario)

Super Paper Mario is by far my favorite Mario game, but Mimi terrifies me. The way her neck cracks and eyes turn big as she's transforming is really disturbing. She then spouts mechanical-looking spider legs from her upturned face, which only has a mouth. Her body hangs limp from her neck (? ) Yeah, she still scares me.

Her spider form is very creepy not to mention you actually hear her neck cracking while she is transforming and eyes turn big in a creepy way

10 Hot Foot (Super Mario Bros 3)

It may light up the dark, but it's no night-light. It will sneak up on you when you look away from it.

The Contenders
11 Eerie (Super Mario World)

It is a spooky ghost found in haunted houses. There are sometimes a pack of them and they can fly in wobbly lines.

12 Gringill (Super Mario Galaxy & Sequel)

When I played the games as a kid. I never wanted to play the water stages whenever I saw the Gringills. Since I found out I had to do stuff with them in it to 100% both games, I got pissed and did it anyway. The first time I saw one though, I threw up. If you talk about Gringills today, they're scarier than Pennywise

Just hate it, worst thing in Mario history, kill it with fire already, it deserves to die, it should never be in other mario games after.

These enemies were the reasons for my absence completing this game...

13 Unagi (Super Mario 64)

Sounds terrifying, plus, I never played Super Mario 64...

14 Underhand (Super Paper Mario)

It’s a hand in a death river. Do I need to go on

I don't understand why no one is talking about this enemy...IT'S CREEPY!

15 Eel (Super Mario 64)

This eel can get you nightmares for weeks

This one is not scary at all

16 Ninji (Super Mario Bros 2)

This is a small black creature that attacks like a ninja. It's fangs make it look more scary!

17 Chain-Chomp (Super Mario Bros. 3)
18 Bubba (Super Mario Sunshine)
19 Eerie Staircase (Luigi's Mansion)

Holy crap, this must've probably been the nightmare fuel of many childhoods. His roar was legit enough to make you close your 3DS when playing this game.

20 Cheep Chomp (Super Mario 64)
21 Thwomp (Super Mario Bros. 3)

The old design of the thwomp looks horrifying for some reason...

22 Goomba (Fan Art) Goombas, known in Japan as Kuribo, are a species of sentient mushrooms from Nintendo's Mario franchise.

Yes fan art is scary

23 Unagi Eel (Super Mario Odyssey)

Your nightmares had returned. Average gamer: “AAHHH! D:)”
“God do they look dead scary”
“Nice try Nintendo, but you didn’t scare me lol”
next game they will look more scary
“np lol”
“you cannot scare me”

24 Chain Chomp (Super Mario 64)

These were made beacause of Miomotomo’s nightmares. (Sorry if I didn’t spell his name properly.) Thanks, for making your nightmares go into ours. (It’s just a dog).

New Player: Think this will be easy as the first level in Mario games are. Punch a Goomba, Collect a coin, Do whatever. Let’s move on. A bomb. Oh no! Let’s run away.

Onk Onk



Player Dies.

25 Gargantua Blargg (Yoshi's Island)
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