History EnsembleDarkhorse / SuperMarioBros

10th Aug '16 4:12:36 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* Less a character and more a species but Boos have been hugely popular for years with their CreepyCute design. Notably they're the first (and so far only) enemy to get an amiibo.

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* Less a character and more a species but Boos have been hugely popular for years with their CreepyCute design. Notably they're the first (and so far only) enemy to get an amiibo. Their leader King Boo, is also very popular among fans, especially for his role as the BigBad in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' series. Many fans were disappointed when he didn't return in ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', as he was playable in ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'' and ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'' and appeared as a boss in ''VideoGame/MarioKartDS''.
10th Aug '16 12:50:04 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* Diddy would then have the same thing happen to him because his co-star Dixie, along with being a girl, could use [[HelicopterHair her hair]] to make jumps easier. Dixie was so popular that many were upset that she didn't appear in ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong64 DK64]]'' and welcomed her return in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''.

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* Diddy would then have the same thing happen to him because his co-star Dixie, along with being a girl, could use [[HelicopterHair her hair]] to make jumps easier. Dixie was so popular that many were upset that she didn't appear in ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong64 DK64]]'' or ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' and welcomed her return in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''.
30th Jul '16 9:09:05 AM Anddrix
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* Waluigi started out as a character solely to mirror Mario & Wario's rivalry by giving Luigi an enemy and completely lacking a personality beyond being overconfident and narcissistic. Since then, Waluigi has steadily increased in popularity over the years, even earning himself an appearance in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' as an Assist Trophy. The biggest reason he's so popular is thanks to ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'', where the fans of the series were able to see Waluigi in a different (crazier and funnier) look. He also became more of a mischievous trickster with some bits of TragicVillain and ButtMonkey as more games came out, giving him an overall better characterization other than just being a "rival to Luigi", got awesome music and stages to his name (particularly [[VideoGame/MarioKart Waluigi Pinball]] in ''Mario Kart DS''), and got more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious animations and roles]] in the games he appeared in. All of this with the Mario series constantly pulling in new fans who didn't have to deal with his early [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] moments, have been responsible for his more positive reception, even if he still is a BaseBreaker.

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* Waluigi started out as a character solely to mirror Mario & Wario's rivalry by giving Luigi an enemy and completely lacking a personality beyond being overconfident and narcissistic. Since then, Waluigi has steadily increased in popularity over the years, even earning himself an appearance in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' as an Assist Trophy. The biggest reason he's so popular is thanks to ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'', where the fans of the series were able to see Waluigi in a different (crazier and funnier) look. He also became more of a mischievous trickster with some bits of TragicVillain and ButtMonkey as more games came out, giving him an overall better characterization other than just being a "rival to Luigi", got awesome music and stages to his name (particularly [[VideoGame/MarioKart Waluigi Pinball]] in ''Mario Kart DS''), and got more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious animations and roles]] in the games he appeared in. All of this with the Mario series constantly pulling in new fans who didn't have to deal with his early [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] moments, have been responsible for his more positive reception, even if he still is a BaseBreaker.BaseBreakingCharacter.
26th Jul '16 5:04:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Vivian and Doopliss from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' are this. The former for being an AntiVillain who [[TheWoobie is constantly mistreated by her sisters]], which [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal she eventually has had enough of and makes her switch sides to fight alongside Mario]]. It also helps that she is really [[CuteWitch cute]] and arguably one of the best partners in the game. The latter is appreciated for being a villain who is both DangerouslyGenreSavvy and a walking, talking CrowningMomentOfFunny. The two of them are often voted the most popular characters in the game and frequently get requested to return in future installments.

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* Vivian and Doopliss from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' are this. The former for being an AntiVillain who [[TheWoobie is constantly mistreated by her sisters]], which [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal she eventually has had enough of and makes her switch sides to fight alongside Mario]]. It also helps that she is really [[CuteWitch cute]] and arguably one of the best partners in the game. The latter is appreciated for being a villain who is both DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy and a walking, talking CrowningMomentOfFunny. The two of them are often voted the most popular characters in the game and frequently get requested to return in future installments.
26th Jul '16 8:05:41 AM Willbyr
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5th Jul '16 12:15:46 PM Euan2000
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* Less a character and more a species but Boos have been hugely popular for years with their CreepyCute design. Notably they're the first (and so far only) enemy to get an amiibo.
10th Jun '16 7:48:53 AM erforce
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* In the first ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' game, Rare gave the world [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Diddy Kong.]] Diddy would become the star of the sequel and have to [[BadassInDistress rescue his former co-star]] Donkey.

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* In the first ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' game, Rare gave the world [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Diddy Kong.]] Diddy would become the star of [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest the sequel sequel]] and have to [[BadassInDistress rescue his former co-star]] Donkey.



* ''[=DK64=]'' gave us Chunky, who is liked more than his younger brother Kiddy from ''[=DKC3=]'' for having a [[CowardlyLion more ]] [[RealMenWearPink developed]] [[GentleGiant personality.]] There is also Lanky. No doubt because the two provide most of the comedy in game and the DK Rap.

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* ''[=DK64=]'' gave us Chunky, who is liked more than his younger brother Kiddy from ''[=DKC3=]'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' for having a [[CowardlyLion more ]] [[RealMenWearPink developed]] [[GentleGiant personality.]] There is also Lanky. No doubt because the two provide most of the comedy in game and the DK Rap.



* Since then though, the latest DK Darkhorse seems to be Funky, who has been the 4th character in ''King of Swing'' and ''Jungle Climber'' and was unlockable alongside Diddy in ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii''.

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* Since then though, the latest DK ''DK'' Darkhorse seems to be Funky, who has been the 4th character in ''King of Swing'' ''VideoGame/DKKingOfSwing'' and ''Jungle Climber'' ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber'' and was unlockable alongside Diddy in ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii''.
4th May '16 12:02:42 AM Ninplanet123
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** Antasma from the same game as the Massifs has a huge, adoring fandom which refuses to accept the fact that [[spoiler:[[HijackedbyGanon Bowser hijacked the plot from him and cheated him out of the chance to be Fawful's successor]]]]. His awesome battle theme also helps.

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** * Antasma from the same game as the Massifs has a huge, adoring fandom which refuses to accept the fact that [[spoiler:[[HijackedbyGanon Bowser hijacked the plot from him and cheated him out of the chance to be Fawful's successor]]]]. His awesome battle theme also helps.
22nd Apr '16 11:15:42 AM Ninplanet123
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* Mizzter Blizzard from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is this due to being a TragicMonster who also happens to be the only character in the game with any characterization whatsoever.

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* Mizzter Blizzard from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is this due to being a TragicMonster who also happens to be the only character in the game with any characterization whatsoever. To a lot of fans, he's one of the few redeemable things about the game.
13th Feb '16 7:28:22 PM ElGuapillo
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* Fans have been begging for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'''s Geno to make another appearance ''anywhere'', but he has yet to show up outside his role in the original RPG. He got a cameo in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]]'', but beyond that, the reason he hasn't appeared is likely due to [[FanNickname Squeenix]] still holding the rights to the character.

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* Fans have been begging for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'''s Geno to make another appearance ''anywhere'', but he has yet to show up outside his role in the original RPG. He got a cameo in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]]'', but beyond that, the reason he hasn't appeared is likely due to [[FanNickname Squeenix]] still holding the rights to the character. Many years later, Geno is remembered in Super Smash Bros. 4 when he comes along with the Chocobo Hat and Cloud Strife as a Mii Fighter costume.
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