Top 10 Worst Mario Kart 8 Characters

The Top Ten

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

Nintendo could've chosen ANY Mario character like Honey Queen, Kamek, Nabbit, Lanky Kong, Dry Bones, King Boo, Swanky, Cranky, Funky, or Dixie Kong for Mario Kart 8, but instead just settled on a stupid clone of a stupid character. Pink Gold Peach is just an exploit of Peach, was in Mario Kart 8 for no particular credit and, as mentioned, they could have chosen ANY Mario character like Tiny Kong from a previous game instead of a clone! It's not like Nintendo was running out of ideas or anything! They had plenty ideas for Mario Kart characters like Diddy Kong! But just gave us THIS IDIOT to this game! YOU ROCK PINK GOLD PEACH HATERS! Bring back Honey Queen or someone who is NOT that dumb moron to Mario Kart 9! End of rant!

Mario Kart 8 was a great game, but we didn't need a character that has no history or a right to exist. Waluigi was made to be a partner for Wario in Mario Tennis, and it worked. Toadette was a partner for Toad in Mario Kart: Double Dash, and again, it worked. But with Baby Daisy, Baby Rosalina and Pink Gold Peach, it doesn't work here. They had no right to exist and had no history in any games other than Mario Kart, the former being in two Mario Kart games. Could have had good characters like Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Bowser Jr., Dry Bones, Birdo and King Boo, but unfortunately, Pink Gold Peach is the final nail in the coffin. Only played as her twice. Once to get the stamp and the 2nd time as a joke.

The fact that she appeared in Mario Sports Super Star just goes to show that Nintendo is lazy with making new spin off characters.

Such an original character, how did Nintendo thought of this?

Why do people like Pink Gold Peach? She sucks and made Mario Kart 8 even worse! Nintendo just adds her in and she has no history. Honey Queen, Dry Bones, and Diddy Kong work hard in the series! Pink Gold Peach is just like an abomination who sucks so hard on every aspect! Nintendo really does this-replaces a main character with some pointless evil clone of any character from no scenes in no games. King Boo should've been there!

Baby Rosalina Baby Rosalina is an infant version of the major character from the Mario Bros . Franchise, Rosalina . She first appeared in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character and is now one of 5 baby characters in the roster, alongside infant versions of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Princess Daisy .

Individuals/consoles veterans in Bowser Jr, Diddy or King Boo? Nope. Now we have 3 nearly identical princess babies.

Baby rosalina and baby daisy are absolutely pointless characters. They weren't in partners in time so they make absolutely no sense at where they come from. Baby daisy wasnt even created in a Mario tennis game as a doubles partner for peach which would have made sense as well. No. They just made these to expand the roster. They could have included characters like diddy or dixie kong, king boo, or even Bowser jr for this game. Heck they could have even included baby wario or baby Bowser from partners in time instead of these senseless characters. Next in Mario kart 9, metal luigi and baby waluigi!

A new baby version of Rosalina. Lame. Rosalina is like a thousand times cooler than her. Baby Rosalina is like the most mature in all of the babies. What's next, baby Wario? Ha! Probably it's never gonna happen.

Baby Wario actually exists, and would be a much better fit than Baby Rosalina.

What bothers me most about this character is probably the fact that she shares no resemblance with the actual Young Rosalina of SMG. Rosalina as a child was stuck in space most of her life, so she doesn't seem like the person who'd be wearing jewelry and that stuff as a child. Also, Rosalina has only been around since like 2008...? I think it's too early for a baby counterpart. If they wanted more female characters they could've used Pauline, Birdo, or even Honey Queen, and if they needed a lightweight character, they could've used pre-established characters such as Baby Wario or Baby DK.

Baby Daisy Baby Daisy is the infant version of the major character in the Mario Bros . franchise, Princess Daisy . She is known for her appearances as a playable character in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 . She is also found as a playable character in Super Mario Sluggers for the Wii .

Get the clones and Link's ass out of here and replace them with Honey Queen, Petey Piranha, Dry Bones, King Boo, Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Dixie Kong, Kamek, Dry Bowser, and Paratroopa. Plus, she stole Shy Guy's spot in Mario Kart Wii.

Get the Villager and Isabelle out of here too! I still understand their presence, but COME ON! - DCfnaf

She can't race Daisy! She is Daisy! Plus, she is worse than Honey Queen. I rather Kamek as a character. Nobody likes Baby Daisy! Terrible Shy Guy replacement in Mario Kart Wii! Terrible clone of Daisy! If you play as her with any combination, you are typically gonna lose kart or bike control in hard courses like Sweet Sweet Canyon or Dolphin Shoals.

Oh she is just not terrible, we just don't need so many separate alternate versions of characters that deserve to be loved. I know ever since I knew Rosalina, I liked her, but Baby Rosalina? Such pointless idea to only create her for a spin-off that we are starting to hate. Whatever I just said about Baby whatever her name is also goes to Baby Daisy.

Why do annoying clones always steal an expert like Honey Queen, Petey Piranha, or Dry Bones' spot? This roster is crazy.

Cat Peach

We already have enough versions of Mario and Peach, Nintendo. We didn't want baby versions, metal versions, and heck, the power-ups were just dumb! In the next Mario Kart season, give us some crossover characters like Sonic, Pikachu, or Pokemon. If not, give us something like Nabbit, Kamek, Dixie/Funky/Diddy/Tiny Kong, Honey Queen, Dry Bones, King Boo, Boom Boom, Petey Piranha, Wiggler, Professor E Gadd, something we want! Not just clone versions of Mario and Peach! We don't want Green Bronze Luigi, either!

Better characters that did not appear in Mario Kart 8:
Dry Bones
Bowser Jr.
Honey Queen
Dixie Kong
Diddy Kong
Funky Kong
King Boo
Dry Bowser
You could choose one of these characters. But NO, we end up with a torpid animal clone of Peach that is dull and has no history!

That's the exact same as Metal and Gold Mario. At least Cat Peach has more uses and isn't just Peach but with a cat tail and some ears. - Qryzx

If Funky Kong, Diddy Kong, Dry bones, king boo, petey piranha, honey queen, dixie kong, or tiny kong took her place, I would fling a mammoth rock at the super bell item or her horns.

I swear, the only reason I have her is because she came with the Link deal. If I had the choice, I would pay the same to NOT have her. I might even pay EXTRA to not have her.


Koopalings suck. They're the go to characters for crappy filler and give a tremendous excuse for Nintendo to be lazy. "Unique bosses which correspond with their lands? No! We'll toss in the koopalings and have them do the same retro trash of rehash the boss battle with projectile flinging and shell spinning. Embrace the suck.

Ludwig sucks. He's done that projectile fling and shell spin routine in five different games. His boss battle in SMW was a rehash of SMB3. Ludwig is the worst video game boss character in history.

Actually of the 7 Ludwig has the most original boss battle. He can flutter in the air and make copies of himself. - Randomator

Why shouldn't Ludwig be on the list? He sucks.

The thing about Ludwig is that his fights are always unique. People complain about how he repeats the "Same retro trash of rehash the boss battle with projectile flinging and shell spinning". But he doesn't!

Super Mario Bros 3: Causes an earthquake no matter where he goes

Super Mario World: Shoots fire, shell spins, projectile flings. Fight is completely different from every other koopaling.

New Super Mario Bros Wii: Flutters and is REALLY hard to kill because you are on small moving platforms.

New Super Mario Bros 2: Swing on chains and shoots lightning bolts. You must hit him with a certain cannon.

New Super Mario Bros U: Clones himself to make extra copies. You need to listen carefully to figure out which is the real Ludwig.

In Superstar Saga, Paper Jam, and Color Splash, OBVIOUSLY HE IS UNIQUE.

So there you go. Ludwig does not fall in the line of "same retro trash as before". You wanna know who does? LARRY! His fights are ALWAYS ...more - DCfnaf

Metal Mario

First of all I thought that everyone hated the honey queen because she was too fat... I liked her but I never said anything because I knew that everyone would rage at me... Secondly I do hate how King Boo and Waluigi was cancelled but they would have appeared in the game if the release date was delayed... and thirdly I miss dry bones and diddy kong and they should replace metal Mario and pink gold peach because they are just rushed characters... and it would also be good if they had only 4 koopa characters and no baby rosalina... (With birdo and king boo replacing them as well as new characters) With those changes the rooster would have been one of the best. and Mario kart 8 would have been much greater... I think that Mario kart 8 is still the best though due to the course design...

The character roster isn't as diverse. There's too many babies! Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, and even Baby Rosalina! Then there's Metal Mario and Pink Gold Peach! Why is Metal Mario even a character? Metal Mario isn't even a person! He's just a power up from Super Mario 64! How can they be running out of ideas for Mario CHARACTERS? There's like a million! - DCfnaf

I didn't expect Metal Mario to return in Mario Kart 8. But he did. In the last game, he had no personality. Now he has personality. He's like a Bizzaro Mario now, making him a little cooler. "MIA MAMA! " I don't hate Metal Mario, I'm just happy Honey Queen isn't back. But either way, unlike Dry Bowser and Baby Rosalina, Metal Mario looks EXACTLY the same as Mario. There's no game at all that explains how Mario and Metal Mario are together! He was originally a power up too! Wow.

This wasn't even a character, just a power-up. Seriously, we could have had Bowser Jr., Diddy Kong, Dry Bones, and maybe a few others but nope. We needed another baby character, clones of Mario and Peach, pointless metal versions of Mario and Peach, and Baby Daisy to return. Why are power-ups being characters?

Tankooni Mario

The most unoriginal character ever. Rest in tranquil Dry Bones, Diddy Kong, and Bowser Jr, we love you. Knowing my nasty luck and Nintendo, Tanooki Mario will return with Cat Peach. Let's just hope this idiot never opens the door for Fox Luigi, Cat Rosalina, or any Super Mario 3D video game powerup along the lines of that. Pointless character excuse that is just a clone of Mario. He's just Larry or Lemmy with two or more weight points that IS IT. I want to see Honey Queen make a return and have Kamek in the game. Kamek was meant to be a character in Mario Kart 8's roster, but was disqualified due to time constraints. It is approximately time Kamek gets a slot in the roster. Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach are dumb.

Seeing him and Cat Peach aggravates my soul. There are LITERALLY 4 versions of Mario and Peach in this game. 4. If only they were color change options I wouldn't mind, but they take up room that could have been used on more original characters such as Birdo, Honey Queen, Diddy/Dixie/Tiny Kong, Spike, anything other than a clone.. Etc

Can't they return the super leaf item rather than just make another clone character!?!? - recaller

They could have put 284892499949939 better characters but chose THIS. Gone. They could have just put it as a color change option under Mario like they did for Yoshi/Shy Guy to make room for more ORIGINAL characters, but instead wasted the space

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 more.

Rosalina isn't bad, her fan base is. They just need to grow up and stop attacking other fan bases, mainly Peach, Daisy, Toadette and Birdo.

Message to Rosalina fans: If you want people to like her, then stop being so babyish about her, like she's the best Mario character. The more you make fun of other characters just to promote Rosalina, the more people will hate her

It's the fanbase not Rosalina. That's not a reason to hate a character anyway.

I agree 100% because ever since I played Mario Party 10 Rosalina has had this old lady voice which makes her suck. That's why I stop playing with her after Mario Kart Wii because the old lady voice just completely ruins her image. I mean who would want to play with somebody that sound like an old person other than old people themselves?

Rosalina can fly. She is a brainy human princess with immortality and great flying powers. If you think Rosalina sucks, then go jump off a huge cliff, you idiot! Her lumas are the cutest things ever in her galaxy! Rosalina doesn't deserve to be replaced by pauline. Pauline has no horn emblem like Lemmy and other characters and the only princess without a bike suit unlike Pink Gold Peach and no crown like Honey Queen, Daisy, Rosalina, and other princesses. That is very rude! Whoever put Rosalina on this list is a lanky sucker! YOU SUCK ROSALINA HATERS!

Okay... No. Rosalina is one of the best characters in the game

Baby Luigi

I hate all the babies in this game, they're irrelevant..

At least he's relevant. I also think he's the best baby character along with Baby Wario - darthvadern

He actually is relevant in Yoshi games and in partners in time. He's better than some OTHER babies *cough cough* baby Daisy *cough cough* baby Rosalina *cough cough* - Randomator

If you hate Baby Luigi, that pretty much means that you hate Luigi as well. I wouldn't recommend saying you hate him if you like Luigi.

Baby Luigi is overrated. Also, I like LUIGI not BABY LUIGI. There are people that like Mario and hate Baby Mario and Rosalina and hate Baby Rosalina. - DCfnaf


Lemmy needs to go back to his ball!

Diddy Kong was replaced by this stupid moron?!

Can't tell if he's bad or stupid...

Lemmy's annoying voice makes him sound like a girl.

The Contenders

Baby Peach Baby Peach is the infant version of the major character from the Mario Series, Princess Peach. She is mostly known for her appearances in the Mario Kart Franchise in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 as a playable character, but she also appears in other Mario games, including Yoshi's Island DS, in which more.

They should've stopped with the baby princess nonsense at Baby Peach and Daisy in Mario Kart Wii and replaced them with Shy Guy and Lakitu. Yes, I'm severely pissed at the fact they tossed out Nabbit, Bowser Jr, Dixie Kong, Kamek, King Boo, Dry Bones, Honey Queen, Funky Kong, Birdo, and Diddy Kong for 7 insignificant clone characters that nobody cares about like Pink Gold Peach, Metal Mario, and the 5 babies.

Nintendo seriously needs to stop making babies. They are a waste of character slots, AND super annoying! Their voices are such a pain to hear! I just want to cover my ears every time this pink idiot passes by me!

actually she did appear in Yoshi island ds and partners in time and those games were released before Mario kart Wii which she first appear in a Mario kart game so she makes sense

Terrible, terrible character. If Honey Queen opened the entrance for the other experts like dry bones or Bowser jr, I would throw a large rock at her or at the baby quintet.


A damp napkin is more interesting...

Larry looks like a Looney Tunes reject.

He's Larry... and that's it.

I wonder if you can have a pikmin: Bowser edition where the pikmin are just koopalings... that would be strange... but it's a good idea for an April Fools joke - Harri666


Birdo's stool > Iggy

Iggy just looks... Ugly - Hakros323

He sucks.

Stop offending the koopalings they are my favourite characters like ever and no matter how many people abuse the koopalings I still be a super fan

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 more.

I think this game made me hate Peach. Baby peach started the princess baby nonsense. Later came the most blatant padding character of all time, Pink Gold Peach. Blargh...

Baby Peach didn't "start" anything, considering she appears in Yoshi's island too. Baby Daisy, though...

Now you're talking! AUGGH! Peach sucks at Mario Party. She is technique-lacking, spot-stealing, bull, a ripoff of the ever-so-terrible Betty Cooper & Pauline (the prototype of Princess Peach) who is much better as a fully naked woman showing off her big (in general) thighs since Peach is tall at around 5'10", slightly large bust size, her big, flabby (& toned at the same time) rump, her slim stomach/waist, & her long, thicks hips (since Peach turned 8 years old). Also, Princess Daisy of Sarasa Land deserves to appear in more games than the bad-tempered stalker Princess Peach, & so does Rosalina. Also, why are there Betty & Veronica Mad Libs instead of Mario/Sonic/Mega Man/Pac-Man Mad Libs?! Of course, there are no Nintendo Archie Comics whereas Nintendo said no to Archie Comics which made Archie Comics more worse. Also, imagine Archie Comics in 3D.

You hate Peach cause she doesn't carry guns is how you're like. Call of Duty fanboy.

Peach doesn't do well in sports & doesn't have an Olympian personality! Also, she is too overrated by getting so much praise! Peach is dumb, spoiled, classless, horrid, pervert, careless, weak, creepy, overrated, cowardly & a rip-off!

I personally don't like nor dislike peach. But do we really need 4 PEACH on the roster?

Let me get another thing clear: I like Peach, But not in this game. There's TOO MANY PEACHES! Regular Peach, Baby Peach, Cat Peach, and worst of all... Pink Gold Peach...

Gold Mario

How is this garbage at the bottom, he should be at the very top

He is a clone of a clone! I think Nintendo is on drugs.


Oh Nintendo did you learn nothing from the Pink Gold Peach mess? So let's count Mario,baby Mario,Metal Mario,Tanooki Mario,and Gold Mario that adds up to 5 mario's


Yes, it IS great to play as yourself, but why did Nintendo give us bad voices?

I approve of getting to play as yourself in the game, but why must my Nintendo game counterpart sound so stupid? That's my only problem. They should have been mute like in the latest Smash Bros installments.

The Miis look so stupid. I look like an angry bald dude. The least they could've done was remove the helmets or let you see hair under the helmets. But I do like they added helmets. But I'm still salty.

I honestly like getting to play as yourself but why did Nintendo give us bad voices


Hearing this moron's voice makes me want to punch Morton in his eye.

And people talk about Rosalina being overrated. Koopalings easily take that cake by far.

I hate comically stupid characters and this moron takes it.

He's an angry, disgusting slob who belches everywhere on his skin yelling, "Daddy, cause Mario some danger, Daddy, cause any other hero some danger! " right at Bowser's face. I almost went into a coma, he's a cranky jerk.

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 more.

If you don't like the koopalings, then that's 7 characters who you do not care for, and in a small roster of 29, it's completely asinine how these 7 bastards represent almost 1/4 of the roster.

She and her six brothers suck. Worst boss characters in video game history.

I do like Ludwig and Iggy, but they should've been put into palette swaps since as far as the roster goes, they seem like clones of each other. - DCfnaf

She looks like Wally Gator's hooker.

Why is this hooker allowed in games?


Mouser rocked sunglasses before you, you piece of garbage.

This Roy ain't our boy.

Lousy character and boss - DCfnaf

Least favourite Koopaling - darthvadern

Lakitu Lakitu, known in Japan as Jugem, is a fictional flying character in the Mario franchise. Created by Shigeru Miyamoto, it first appeared in the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros., where it dropped enemies called Spinies on the stage.

I know the Lakitu with which we can race has a red shell while the one who's the referee of the race has a green shell, but it just seems pretty weird to see him racing and saving racers from falling at the exact same time. - GL0W

No, other than it feeling strange to be saved by Lakitu as this character, at least he's obscure - darthvadern

I don't hate Lakitu, but he's simply forgettable. Why do you have a character who starts and ends the race, and have the same character be a playable character? I know that there is more than one Lakitu, but I just don't feel comfortable with her being playable.

He already picks you up in the course, why put him as a driver? There are so many other characters. - Garythesnail

Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

He looks so moronic in a kart. I guess this is the reason Captain Falcon wasn't used.

Stick to the Legend of Zelda games, Link. You don't fit well in Karts - Hakros323

Put this on #1! He is the worst character in existance!
Sure, he's fast and original but... WHY IS HE HERE?!
In the french translation (Don't ask how I know that), it says that Link has passed his driving liscense. That would make sense if there were CARS in Zelda!
But all there were was horses!
And don't ask if I hate Villager and Inkling! I saw at least ONE vehicle you can drive with a steering wheel in both of their series!

They should have added Zelda items in item boxes with the Link dlc such as the hookshot (pulls you to other players), whip (steal the item of another racer), and the mirror shield (item that is held behind you. reflects attacks from other racers back at them automatically, disappears after a certain amount of time.

Link doesn't really fit into a Mario kart game... but sonic doesn't fit into his own racing game as he can run... so yeah I guess he is fine - Harri666

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 more.

I... Actually think Dry Bowser is a good choice... - Hakros323

Lol! Who put Dry Bowser on this list?

Don't get me wrong by what I say here. I love Dry Bowser. He's a very cool character. It would just be nice if I could see the Mario game where Bowser creates a half dead version of himself and they are somehow in the same universe. Hey at least he's better than Metal Mario and Pink Gold Peach.

Yeah he just wrecks everyone with his speed acceleration and weight if he touch you go flying out of the stadium

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. more.

"HI I'M DAISY! " "Sigh". I really despise Daisy. She's ugly, that dress looks ridiculous, and she needs to get into a mainstream Mario game. But I don't want her to not be in the games. I know she won't stop appearing, similar to Waluigi. If she wasn't in the game I know that would upset people and I wouldn't be very happy either. If Pink Gold Peach was gone, I don't care.

I'm glad that there's actually someone who likes Daisy AND Rosalina. THANK GOD. - DCfnaf

Of course she's on this list, and of course she's number nine, because they always need stupid reason for haye a character like the voice: Daisy is a tomboy, Luigi's princess, the ruler of a weird kingdom, one of the fastest characters and we need to hate her because her voice or her fanbase... because this alone is a good reason right? Or we need to make stupid lies for hate her like she's not a tomboy, or she's just a Peach clone who is here as a filler right?

Daisy haters are so delusional and repetitive... their immature comments aren't even better. I wonder how many dislikes I will get for this comment because these hoes will come here and say: "DAISY IS JUST A PEACH CLUNEEE! NOT A TOMBUY! " Give dislikes to comments that are telling the truth will not change anything, oh well too bad, too sad. - DaisyandRosalina

Could you people stop whining about Rosalina? What makes her so much different from Daisy being in games? - DCfnaf

The only annoying thing about her is her voice - Hakros323

DAISY IS THE BEST CHARACTER ON THE FACE OF THE Mario KART UNIVERSE! Get out all you loser haters who aren't good enough to be able to use her properly! And if the only thing you have against her is the "Hi I'm Daisy" comment from 1,000,000 years ago, well TIME TO MOVE ON YA SHALLOW TWITS! She's a beautiful feisty girl who can drive like nobody's business! SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS AND HOW TO GET IT! And P.S. Her voice is lovely and spunky too. Just like her!

Man, you sound just like Daisy... If she was socializing after being awake for 5 days (was acting drunk). And I thought shoving things down others throats was a mere phrase. - Qryzx

Baby Mario


Alright - darthvadern



I think villager is creepy the way he just stares from the corner of his eyes.

Eh, I think he's alright. At least he doesn't feel as random as a certain knight with a strange green hat - darthvadern

Oh my god. Why? Look, I understand Link being in it because they have many encounters. But this? No. I DO NOT want Animal Crossing characters in my Mario Kart Game. But I know it's a kids' game and that he's DLC so I won't complain too much.

Why is he in it? I mean, it's called Mario Kart. It's kind of one thing with a character like Link, who's well-known like Mario, but the Villager can be creepy. - Garythesnail

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