History Franchise / SuperMariobros

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* ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames'' (UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} onward)

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* ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames'' series (UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} onward)onward; {{Crossover}} with ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames license)



* ''Super Mario Run'' (mobile platforms)



* ''VideoGame/NintendoLand'' ({{crossover}} game for WiiU)
* ''VideoGame/NESRemix'' series (WiiU)

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* ''VideoGame/NintendoLand'' ({{crossover}} ({{Crossover}} game for WiiU)
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* ''VideoGame/NESRemix'' series (WiiU)(UsefulNotes/WiiU and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS)
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* ''Mario Sports Superstars'' (UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; includes soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, and horse racing)
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* ''VideoGame/MarioAndWario'' (UsefulNotes/{{S|uperNintendoEntertainmentSystem}}FC; Japan only)
* ''Wario's Woods'' (UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES

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* ''VideoGame/MarioAndWario'' ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndWario Mario & Wario]]'' (UsefulNotes/{{S|uperNintendoEntertainmentSystem}}FC; Japan only)
* ''Wario's Woods'' (UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES(UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES)
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* ''ComicBook/NintendoComicsSystem'': A series of comic books based on Nintendo franchises, including Mario Bros.

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* ''ComicBook/NintendoComicsSystem'': A series of comic books based on Nintendo franchises, including ''Super Mario Bros.''



* [[FanWorks/SuperMarioBros See also the many Fan Works based on the Mario series.]]

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* [[FanWorks/SuperMarioBros See also the many Fan Works based on the Mario series.]]
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* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix'' (UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube; a crossover with ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'')

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* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix'' (UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube; a crossover {{Crossover}} with ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'')
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** ''Mario Teaches Typing'' (UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows)** ''Mario's Early Years!'' (UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows)

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** ''Mario Teaches Typing'' (UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows)** (UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows)
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''Mario's Early Years!'' (UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows)
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* ''VideoGame/WreckingCrew'' ([[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGames Arcade]])

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* ''VideoGame/WreckingCrew'' ([[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGames ([[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame Arcade]])
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' (Arcade)

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' (Arcade)([[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame Arcade]])



** ''Mario Kart Arcade GP'' series (Arcade)

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** ''Mario Kart Arcade GP'' series (Arcade)([[UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame Arcade]])
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->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhadLMDWcGA "It's-a me! Mario!"]]''

''For the first NES platformer in the series, see [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super Mario Bros.]]''.

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->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhadLMDWcGA "It's-a me! me, Mario!"]]''

''For the first NES platformer in the series, see [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros.]]''.
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** Mario's home itself tends to vary between sub-franchises, such as the ''Super Mario RPG'' version, the ''Paper Mario'' version, the ''Mario and Luigi'' version, and the ''DDR Mix'' version. And we're just going to ignore [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Mario's Castle]] from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2''.

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** Mario's home itself tends to vary between sub-franchises, such as the ''Super Mario RPG'' version, the ''Paper Mario'' version, the ''Mario and Luigi'' version, and the ''DDR Mix'' version. And we're just going to ignore [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Mario's Castle]] from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2''.''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins''.



** And of course, as mentioned before, the frequent {{Bat Family Crossover}}s with ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' and [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario's]] [[VideoGame/WarioWare games]] (and the Miis that were first created from the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}).

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** And of course, as mentioned before, the frequent {{Bat Family Crossover}}s with ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' and [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario's]] [[VideoGame/WarioWare games]] (and the Miis VideoGame/{{Mii}}s that were first created from the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}).



* DamselInDistress: Obstinately Peach; most spinoffs that don't follow the classic setup tend to subvert this almost immediately and without comment. Princess Daisy, who was a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute stand-in for Peach]] at the time, also was one in her first appearance (''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand''). Pauline (''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'') was the series' first Damsel, and she continues to get the role [[DemotedToExtra whenever she actually shows up]]. A whole slew of [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter fairies]] called Sprixie Princesses were kidnapped by Bowser in their debut game (''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''). Toads are also common kidnap victims (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''). Babies get kidnapped in the ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' games. Even Mario and Luigi have been {{Distressed Dude}}s.

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* DamselInDistress: Obstinately Peach; most spinoffs that don't follow the classic setup tend to subvert this almost immediately and without comment. Princess Daisy, who was a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute stand-in for Peach]] at the time, also was one in her first appearance (''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand''). Pauline (''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'') was the series' first Damsel, and she continues to get the role [[DemotedToExtra whenever she actually shows up]]. A whole slew of [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter fairies]] called Sprixie Princesses were kidnapped by Bowser in their debut game (''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''). Toads are also common kidnap victims (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', (''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros|1}}.'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''). Babies get kidnapped in the ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' games. Even Mario and Luigi have been {{Distressed Dude}}s.



* MinskyPickup: The classic ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEKDF_WbMlg theme]] starts with a variation of this.

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* MinskyPickup: The classic ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros|1}}.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEKDF_WbMlg theme]] starts with a variation of this.



* PowerUp: Loads of them. The first Super Mario game had the iconic mushrooms, fire flowers, and stars.

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* PowerUp: Loads of them. The first Super Mario ''Super Mario'' game had the iconic mushrooms, fire flowers, Fire Flowers, and stars.



* RealMenWearPink: Roy Koopa, probably the biggest and most intimidating of all the Koopalings, has a pink shell, pink head, and pink old-lady sunglasses. His shell is recolored purple in ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'', but he keeps the pink head and glasses.

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* RealMenWearPink: Roy Koopa, Roy, probably the biggest and most intimidating of all the Koopalings, has a pink shell, pink head, and pink old-lady sunglasses. His shell is recolored purple in ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'', but he keeps the pink head and glasses.



* SequelDifficultySpike: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'', compared to the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' And ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', compared to the first ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU'' is a fair bit harder than ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU''.

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* SequelDifficultySpike: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'', compared to the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros|1}}.'' And ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', compared to the first ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU'' is a fair bit harder than ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU''.



* SlippySlideyIceWorld: World 4 in ''Super Mario Bros 2'', World 6 in ''Super Mario Bros 3''.

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* SlippySlideyIceWorld: World 4 in ''Super Mario Bros Bros. 2'', World 6 in ''Super Mario Bros 3''.Bros. 3''...



* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Several of the baddies, but especially Wendy O. Koopa. Pom Pom to an extent as well.

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* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Several of the baddies, but especially Wendy O. Koopa.Wendy. Pom Pom to an extent as well.



** Bowser in ''Super Mario Galaxy'', and in ''Bowser's Inside Story''.

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** Bowser in ''Super Mario Galaxy'', Galaxy'' and in ''Bowser's Inside Story''.



* TrappedInAnotherWorld: A possible interpretation of the series, Mario and Luigi are clearly Italian, and are said to have grown up in Brooklyn in some American publications. ''Yoshi's Island'', however, shows them as being from the Mushroom Kingdom since birth. Since then, the 'Brooklyn' idea has also been mentioned a few times; but the games as a whole simply don't treat the origins of the Bros as very important.
* TravelingPipeBulge: In several games (but not the NES or SNES games).

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* TrappedInAnotherWorld: A possible interpretation of the series, Mario and Luigi are clearly Italian, and are said to have grown up in Brooklyn in some older American publications.media. ''Yoshi's Island'', however, shows them as being from the Mushroom Kingdom since birth. Since then, the 'Brooklyn' idea has also only been mentioned a few times; times, but the games as a whole simply don't treat the origins of the Bros Bros. as very important.
* TravelingPipeBulge: In several games (but not the except for NES or SNES games).SNES.



* {{Unwinnable}}: The MinusWorld (world -1) in the original. A later Japanese release on the Famicom Disk System 'fixed' this by virtue of its MinusWorld happening to be beatable. Other remakes of the game removed the world entirely. (The GBA and Wii versions of the game do have the Minus World, however, as they are faithful emulations of the original game.)

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* {{Unwinnable}}: The MinusWorld (world -1) in the original. A later Japanese release on the Famicom Family Computer Disk System 'fixed' this by virtue of its MinusWorld happening to be beatable. Other remakes of the game ''Super Mario All-Stars'' and ''Super Mario Bros. Deluxe'' removed the world entirely. (The GBA Famicom Mini and Wii versions UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole releases of the game do have the Minus World, however, as they are faithful emulations of the original game.)



* WeaponizedOffspring: Heroic example, the Yoshis use their eggs as projectiles. Birdo has this trademark move of shooting eggs out of her mouth in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' and Yellow Paragoombas in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' attack by releasing Microgoombas from the air.

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* WeaponizedOffspring: Heroic example, the Yoshis use their eggs as projectiles. Birdo has this trademark move of shooting eggs out of her mouth in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' and Yellow yellow Paragoombas in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' attack by releasing Microgoombas Micro Goombas from the air.



* {{Youkai}}: The classic Koopa enemies are named and slightly based on Kappas, and Mario gets a Tanuki Suit in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the TV shows, Peach is 17 years old. In the games, Mario and Luigi are known to be the same age as her. By that logic, Mario and Luigi are actually teenagers. Either that, or Peach is [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looks]]. Eventually, one of Mario's bios reveals that he's canonically 26. Definitely more plausible, but still much younger than his appearance would suggest.

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* {{Youkai}}: The classic Koopa enemies are named and slightly based on Kappas, {{Kappa}}s, and Mario gets a Tanuki {{Tanuki}} Suit in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.
''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' (and Luigi swaps that for a {{Kitsune}} costume as of ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'').
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the TV shows, Peach is ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3 [[UniverseBible Writer's Bible]]'' lists Princess Toadstool at 17 years old. In the games, Mario and Luigi are known to be the same age as her. By that logic, Mario and Luigi are actually teenagers. Either that, or Peach is [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looks]]. Eventually, one of Mario's bios reveals that he's canonically 26.approximately 26, canonically. Definitely more plausible, but still much younger than his appearance would suggest.
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'' ([[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Family Disk System]])
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' (UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES[[note]]DolledUpInstallment of ''Yume Kōjō: VideoGame/Doki Doki Panic''[[/note]])

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'' ([[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Family Computer Disk System]])
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' (UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES[[note]]DolledUpInstallment of ''Yume Kōjō: VideoGame/Doki Doki Panic''[[/note]])VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic''[[/note]])



** The entire designation "Super Mario" itself has become TheArtifact. What used to be called "Super Mario" is now recognized as Mario's normal appearance and form. The small, super-deformed state he starts platform games off in is nowadays referred to as "Small Mario".

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** The entire designation "Super Mario" itself has become TheArtifact. What used to be called "Super Mario" is now recognized as Mario's normal appearance and form. The small, super-deformed state he starts platform games off in is nowadays referred to as "Small Mario".Mario" in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''.



** Also, the boss of World 4 in ''New Super Mario Bros.'' was a giant Goomba, and Giant World from ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' thrived on this trope, as it's... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Giant World]].

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** Also, the boss of World 4 in ''New Super Mario Bros.'' was a giant Mega-sized Boss Goomba, and Giant World Land from ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' thrived on this trope, as it's... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Giant World]].Land]].



* BreakingTheFourthWall,LeaningOnTheFourthWall, and PaintingTheMedium: Lots of it, especially in the [=RPG=]s. But special mention goes to ''New Super Mario Bros'', in which the {{mooks}} "dance" to the stage music. This actually has an effect on gameplay, as you must adjust your timing when attacking the enemy. SMB's running on the top of the screen was essentially breaking the 4th wall.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall,LeaningOnTheFourthWall, and PaintingTheMedium: Lots of it, especially in the [=RPG=]s. But special mention goes to ''New Super Mario Bros'', in which the {{mooks}} "dance" to the stage music. This actually has an effect on gameplay, as you must adjust your timing when attacking the enemy. SMB's The running on the top of the screen made famous in ''Super Mario Bros.'' was essentially breaking the 4th wall.



** Wart, the Big Bad from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''. Somewhat justified in that Subcon was a dream world. Emphasis on "somewhat" as Subcon natives like [[CanonImmigrant Shy Guys and Bob-ombs]] continue to exist.

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** Wart, the Big Bad from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''. Somewhat justified in that Subcon was a dream world. Emphasis on "somewhat" as Subcon ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'' natives like [[CanonImmigrant Shy Guys and Bob-ombs]] continue to exist.



* ClownCar: Bowser's Koopa Clown Car in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. It's really a rounded vehicle with a propeller on the bottom, not a car.

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* ClownCar: Bowser's Koopa Clown Car first seen in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. It's really a rounded vehicle with a propeller on the bottom, not a car.



* ColossusClimb: The boss Megaleg in ''Galaxy''. Mecha Bowser from the same, as well.

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* ColossusClimb: The boss Megaleg in ''Galaxy''. Heavy-Metal Mecha Bowser from the same, as well.



* ConstructedWorld: For the most part. Earth ''does'' exist, in an AlternateUniverse, and Mario and Luigi [[ContinuitySnarl probably]] lived in Brooklyn at one point; but this isn't particularly important to the series as a whole.

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* ConstructedWorld: For the most part. Earth ''does'' exist, ''is'' occasionally referenced, but the "real world" exists in an AlternateUniverse, and Mario and Luigi [[ContinuitySnarl probably]] lived in Brooklyn at one point; but this isn't particularly important to the series as a whole.



*** Though none are actual named Final Fantasy characters. They're based on classic races and classes: White Mage, Black Mage, Ninja, Cactuar and Moogle.
*** Continued in Mario Sports Mix. All the Final Fantasy based characters return and a Slime from the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series joins the cast.

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*** Though none are actual named Final Fantasy ''Final Fantasy'' characters. They're based on classic races and classes: White Mage, Black Mage, Ninja, Cactuar and Moogle.
*** Continued in Mario ''Mario Sports Mix. Mix''. All the Final Fantasy based ''Final Fantasy''-based characters return and a Slime from the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series joins the cast.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to everything else about the ''Mario'' series, the Mario Strikers/Mario Football series is rather edgy, albeit in a sort of tongue-in-cheek way. The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series, particularly ''Super Paper Mario'', is also much more dramatic and dark than the rest of the series, but without ever losing that basically-lighthearted Mario charm.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to everything else about the ''Mario'' series, the Mario Strikers/Mario Football series is rather edgy, albeit in a sort of tongue-in-cheek way. The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series, particularly ''Super Paper Mario'', is also much more dramatic and dark than the rest of the series, but without ever losing that basically-lighthearted Mario ''Mario'' charm.



** In order to increase the player roster for sports spin-offs and other multi-player ''Mario'' games, a good number of alternate forms of Mario and some other characters have been made into separate characters with little explanation to why they're there alongside their normal selves. Some examples include the [[SpinOffBabies Baby cast members]], Metal Mario, Dr.Mario, Tanooki Mario, Gold Mario, Cat Mario, Pink Gold Peach, Cat Peach, and Dry Bowser. Metal Mario has even been subject to some DivergentCharacterEvolution.

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** In order to increase the player roster for sports spin-offs and other multi-player ''Mario'' games, a good number of alternate forms of Mario and some other characters have been made into separate characters with little explanation to why they're there alongside their normal selves. Some examples include the [[SpinOffBabies Baby cast members]], Metal Mario, Dr. Mario, Tanooki Mario, Gold Mario, Cat Mario, Pink Gold Peach, Cat Peach, and Dry Bowser. Metal Mario has even been subject to some DivergentCharacterEvolution.



** The Koopalings were this for a couple of years. After ''Yoshi's Safari'', they stopped appearing in any major capacity, especially when Bowser Jr. was introduced. They appeared briefly in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', but it wasn't until ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' that they finally started appearing regularly one more. WordOfGod said that Nintendo no longer considers the Koopalings to be Bowser's children. The jury's still out on whether or not they were his kids to begin with.

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** The Koopalings were this for a couple of years. After ''Yoshi's Safari'', ''VideoGame/HotelMario'' of all games, they stopped appearing in almost any major capacity, especially when Bowser Jr. was introduced.capacity except re-releases. They appeared briefly in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', but it wasn't until ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' that they finally started appearing regularly one more. However, WordOfGod said that Nintendo no longer considers does not currently consider the Koopalings to be Bowser's children. The jury's still out on whether or not they were his kids to begin with.children, which is likely because Bowser Jr. assumes their original role.



** Most of the characters and enemies, and even a couple of the power-ups ("Super Mushroom" and "Super Star" became "Magic Mushroom" and "Starman"). Princess Toadstool's Japanese name eventually made it to America (and was actually combined with her English name, making her Princess Peach Toadstool) and so did the power-ups' names ("Magic Mushroom" was changed almost immediately, but "Starman" held out for much longer), but all of the other names stuck.

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** Most of the characters and enemies, and even a couple of the power-ups ("Super Mushroom" and "Super Star" became "Magic Mushroom" and "Starman"). Princess Toadstool's Japanese name eventually made it to America (and was actually combined with her English name, making her Princess Peach Toadstool) and so did the power-ups' names ("Magic Mushroom" was changed almost immediately, but "Starman" held out for much longer), but all of the other names stuck.



** Bullet Bills are called "bullets" within non-Japanese/Korean versions of the game because of their resemblance to bullets that move slowly through the air (a fact often pointed out in parodies and the like). This is because they're more like bullet-shaped missiles than actual bullets, a fact more obvious with their modern design (which added a rocket-like fuse on their ends), the fact that they act as their red counterparts the "Bulls-eye Bill" (or "Missile Bill") in some games and the fact that they have alternate variations which look a lot more like missiles. They were never meant to be bullets in the first place, as obvious in their Japanese and Korean names being "Killer".
** Subverted when it comes to the round "Goombas" that appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. They aren't Goombas, but a related species that just happened to share the same name as their mushroom-shaped counterparts. When they reappeared within ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' alongside their standard-shaped counterparts, their names were retconned into "Galoombas" in an attempt to avoid confusion. To make it clear about this being a retcon, not only does a tip within ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' outright state they're Galoombas and not Goombas, 5he voice that sings the name of the stage elements within ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' calls them "Galoombas" outright if the style is set to ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' (due to them being replacing the Goombas from the other three in-game styles).

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** Bullet Bills are called "bullets" within non-Japanese/Korean versions of the game because of their resemblance to bullets that move slowly through the air (a fact often pointed out in parodies and the like). This is because they're more like bullet-shaped missiles than actual bullets, a fact more obvious with their modern design (which added a rocket-like fuse on their ends), the fact that they act as their red counterparts the "Bulls-eye "Bulls-Eye Bill" (or "Missile Bill") in some games and the fact that they have alternate variations which look a lot more like missiles. They were very likely never meant to be bullets in the first place, as obvious in their Japanese and Korean names being "Killer".
** Subverted when it comes to the round "Goombas" that appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. They aren't Goombas, but a related similar enemy species that just happened to share the same name as their mushroom-shaped counterparts.counterparts, as made clearer with their Japanese name ''Kuribon''. When they reappeared within ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' alongside their standard-shaped counterparts, their names were retconned into "Galoombas" in an attempt to avoid confusion. To make it clear about this being a retcon, not only does a tip within ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' outright state they're Galoombas and not Goombas, 5he the voice that sings the name of the stage elements within ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' calls them "Galoombas" outright if the style is set to ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' (due to them being replacing the Goombas from the other three in-game styles).



** A tactic many enemies will try to do to you. Across the various series, these include the Pirahna Plants, Boss Bass, Lungfish, Sockops, and Sandoons.
** Yoshi from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and the ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' series, is a BigEater dinosaur who swallows enemies with his long sticky tongue and turns them into eggs. Yoshi's New Island takes it UpToEleven by introduce massive objects like Mega Guys which he can use to create large Eggdozers.

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** A tactic many enemies will try to do to you. Across the various series, these include the Pirahna Plants, Boss Bass, Cheep Chomps, Lungfish, Sockops, and Sandoons.
** Yoshi from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and the ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' series, is a BigEater dinosaur who swallows enemies with his long sticky tongue and turns them into eggs. Yoshi's ''Yoshi's New Island Island'' takes it UpToEleven by introduce massive objects like Mega Guys which he can use to create large Eggdozers.



** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'': After eating the Vacuum Shroom, Bowser gains the ability to suck things up Kirby-style. This ability is essential in a lot Bowser's boss fights.

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** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'': After eating the Vacuum Shroom, Bowser gains the ability to suck things up Kirby-style.''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''-style. This ability is essential in a lot Bowser's boss fights.



** Wario - ShockAndAwe (at least up until Power Tennis),

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** Wario - ShockAndAwe (at least up until Power Tennis),''Power Tennis''),



* ElementalShapeshifter: In ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', Mario could turn into a statue with the Tanooki suit. It turned him invincible, and he could kill nearly anything by falling on it. This element returns in ''Super Mario 3D Land''.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Mario and Luigi, with a little help from the Mushroom Kingdom's flora and fauna. In addition, [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi's Island DS's]] revelation that the two have extraordinary power gifted to them by the stars.

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* ElementalShapeshifter: In ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', Mario could turn into a statue with the Tanooki suit.Suit. It turned him invincible, and he could kill nearly anything by falling on it. This element returns in ''Super Mario 3D Land''.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Mario and Luigi, with a little help from the Mushroom Kingdom's flora and fauna. In addition, [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi's Island DS's]] the revelation in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland DS'' that the two (plus five others including Bowser himself) have extraordinary power gifted to them by the stars.



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Since ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', penguins have regularly appeared as Mario's friends. There was even a penguin-suit power-up in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''. Averted, however, with 1995's ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'', in which penguins are frustrating platforming elements in an already frustrating [[SlippySlideyIceWorld ice world]].

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Since ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', penguins have regularly appeared as Mario's friends. There was even a penguin-suit Penguin Suit power-up in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''. Averted, however, with 1995's ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'', in which penguins are frustrating platforming elements in an already frustrating [[SlippySlideyIceWorld ice world]].



* EvilSorcerer: Foremost being Kamek, but to an extent King Boo and even Bowser himself (the original NES game had him using Black Magic to take over). As well as quite a few RPG villains that have traces of this (Fawful, Grodus and Smithy are pretty much {{Technopath}} variants; the Shadow Queen in ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'' and Cackletta are this kind of thing played straight).

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* EvilSorcerer: Foremost being Kamek, but to an extent King Boo and even Bowser himself (the original NES game had him using Black Magic black magic to take over). As well as quite a few RPG villains that have traces of this (Fawful, Grodus and Smithy are pretty much {{Technopath}} variants; the Shadow Queen in ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'' and Cackletta are this kind of thing played straight).



** Mario in ''Donkey Kong Jr.''

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** Mario in ''Donkey Kong Jr.''Junior''.



** Part of the backstory of Goombas is that they were once allies of the Mushroom Kingdom before defecting to Bowser's army. Though in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series, it is shown that many Goombas are friendly and live in harmony with the rest of the Marioverse.
* FakeoutEscape: In one comic book, Princess Toadstool fools the Koopalings into coming into her cell with a CeilingCling, then beats them up and locks them in.

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** Part of the backstory of Goombas is that they were once allies of the Mushroom Kingdom before defecting to Bowser's army. Though in army, though the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series, it is shown that many Goombas are series shows some friendly and live Goombas living in harmony with the rest of the Marioverse.
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* FakeoutEscape: In one comic book, ''ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures'', Princess Toadstool fools the Koopalings into coming into her cell with a CeilingCling, then beats them up and locks them in.



* FanOfUnderdog: Though the series' ButtMonkey and usually in his brother's shadow, a few odd characters appear showing nothing below complete admiration for the guy. A Toad in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64DS'' idolizes Luigi and will only grant the player a Star if you chat as him.

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* FanOfUnderdog: Though the series' ButtMonkey and usually in his brother's shadow, a few odd characters appear showing nothing below complete admiration for the guy. A Toad in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64DS'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64 DS'' idolizes Luigi and will only grant the player a Power Star if you chat as him.



* {{Fireballs}}: A ''Mario'' staple. Mario can throw them with the Fire Flower PowerUp, enemies can use them, and there are {{fireball|s}} enemies known as Podoboos, which gained eyes later in the series.

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* {{Fireballs}}: A ''Mario'' staple. Mario can throw them with the Fire Flower PowerUp, enemies can use them, and there are {{fireball|s}} enemies known as Podoboos, Lava Bubbles (aka Podoboos), which gained eyes later in the series.



* {{Flight}}: Nearly every (platformer) game has a new item to get Mario airborne: ''Mario Bros. 3'' has the Raccoon and Tanooki suits, ''Mario Land 2'' has a Rabbit suit, ''Mario World'' has the cape, ''Mario 64'' has the Wing Cap, ''Mario Sunshine'' has FLUDD's jetpack function, ''Mario Galaxy'' has the Bee Suit and Red Star, and ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' has the Propeller Suit. ''New Super Mario Bros. 2'' sees the return of the Raccoon Suit [[note]][[FandomBerserkButton It's not the Tanooki Suit!]][[/note]] and ''New Super Mario Bros. U'' uses the Flying Squirrel Suit [[JustForFun/XMeetsY (a mix of the previously mentioned Raccoon Suit and Cape)]].
* FollowTheLeader: ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' is often joked about for launching countless ripoffs, but it's often forgotten that [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 the original SMB]] launched just as many during its time.
* FoulFlower: Although Piranha Plants are modeled after Venus Flytraps, there are some, such as recurring boss Petey Piranha, that have a mane of petals, giving them a more flower-like appearance.

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* {{Flight}}: Nearly every (platformer) game has a new item form to get Mario airborne: ''Mario ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' has the Raccoon and Tanooki suits, ''Mario Mario, ''Super Mario Land 2'' has a Rabbit suit, ''Mario Bunny Mario, ''Super Mario World'' has the cape, ''Mario Cape Mario, ''Super Mario 64'' has the Wing Cap, ''Mario Mario, ''Super Mario Sunshine'' has FLUDD's jetpack function, ''Mario ''Super Mario Galaxy'' has the Bee Suit Mario and Red Star, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Flying]] Mario, and ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' has the Propeller Suit.Mario. ''New Super Mario Bros. 2'' sees the return of the Raccoon Suit [[note]][[FandomBerserkButton Mario[[note]][[FandomBerserkButton It's not the Tanooki Suit!]][[/note]] and ''New Super Mario Bros. U'' uses the Flying Squirrel Suit Mario [[JustForFun/XMeetsY (a mix of the previously mentioned Raccoon Suit Bunny Mario and Cape)]].
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* FollowTheLeader: ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' is often joked about for launching countless ripoffs, but it's often forgotten that the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 the original SMB]] game]] launched just as many during its time.
* FoulFlower: Although Piranha Plants are modeled after Venus Flytraps, flytraps, there are some, such as recurring boss Petey Piranha, that have a mane of petals, giving them a more flower-like appearance.



* GeographicFlexibility: Everywhere in the Mushroom Kingdom/World. May as well not be the same place every game, because whole new towns, cities, castles, mansions, stadiums and race tracks get added all over the place on a per game basis, and even things like whether it borders other countries changes per game (some put it as land locked, some as partly bordering countries but having access to the ocean, other games as an island...).

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* GeographicFlexibility: Everywhere in the Mushroom Kingdom/World.Kingdom. May as well not be the same place every game, because whole new towns, cities, castles, mansions, stadiums and race tracks get added all over the place on a per game basis, and even things like whether it borders other countries changes per game (some put it as land locked, some as partly bordering countries but having access to the ocean, other games as an island...).



* LeParkour: Mario is getting increasingly better at it, with 3D games and New Super Mario Bros. (both of them) having the WallJump mechanic and triple jumps. As far as fan games go, ''Super Mario DX: Blue Twilight'' has the wall jump and triple jump, though only the triple jump is present in ''VideoGame/SuperMario63'' for some reason.

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* LeParkour: Mario is getting increasingly better at it, with 3D games and New ''New Super Mario Bros. Bros.'' (both of them) having the WallJump mechanic and triple jumps. As far as fan games go, ''Super Mario DX: Blue Twilight'' has the wall jump and triple jump, though only the triple jump is present in ''VideoGame/SuperMario63'' for some reason.



** Taken to its logical extreme in ''Mario Super Sluggers'', with 41 individual characters (12 captains and 29 team players, without counting the color-swapped ones, like Yoshis and Koopas), as well as incorporating for good the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' cast into the Marioverse (even K. Rool is playable in that game!).

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** Taken to its logical extreme in ''Mario Super Sluggers'', with 41 individual characters (12 captains and 29 team players, without counting the color-swapped ones, like Yoshis and Koopas), as well as incorporating for good the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' cast into the Marioverse (even K. Rool is playable in that game!).playable).



* MadScientist: Bowser's son Ludwig von Koopa and Luigi's friend Professor E. Gadd. As is Ludwig's younger brother Iggy, with Iggy specializing in [[GadgeteerGenius mechanics]].
* MagicMushroom: The Super Mushroom, together with the OneUp-mushroom, has become one of the most iconic game-items in history.

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* MadScientist: Bowser's son Ludwig von Koopa and Luigi's friend Professor E. Gadd. As is Ludwig's younger brother Iggy, Also, Ludwig and/or Iggy depending on the source, with Iggy specializing in [[GadgeteerGenius mechanics]].
* MagicMushroom: The Super Mushroom, together with the OneUp-mushroom, OneUp Mushroom, has become one of the most iconic game-items in history.



* MissingMom: The mere fact that Bowser has offspring of any number[[note]]It was long held that the Koopalings were Bowser's children until Shigeru Miyamoto stepped in to retcon Bowser Jr. as his only son[[/note]] raises the question of who the mother is. Peach being the only prominent female in the series with any relationship to Bowser has led to a rather unfortunate number of EpilepticTrees involving her and the Koopa King, not helped by her higness' failure to deny Bowser Jr.'s [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine outlandish declaration that she was his mother]]. Over a decade after ''Sunshine'' raised the topic, Miyamoto joked that [[ShrugOfGod he himself was Jr.'s mother in an interview]].

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* MissingMom: The mere fact that Bowser has offspring of any number[[note]]It was long held that the Koopalings were Bowser's children until Shigeru Miyamoto stepped in decided to retcon Bowser Jr. as his only son[[/note]] raises the question of who the mother is. Peach being the only prominent female in the series with any relationship to Bowser has led to a rather unfortunate number of EpilepticTrees involving her and the Koopa King, not helped by her higness' failure to deny Bowser Jr.'s [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine outlandish declaration that she was his mother]]. Over a decade after ''Sunshine'' raised the topic, Miyamoto joked that [[ShrugOfGod he himself was Jr.'s mother in an interview]].



* MushroomMan: Several characters, including Goombas and Toad (unless you subscribe to the idea that the Toads are only wearing mushroom ''caps'').

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* MushroomMan: Several characters, including Goombas and Toad Toads (unless you subscribe to the idea that the Toads are only wearing mushroom ''caps'').''mushroom caps'').



** Some games make the hat a ''game mechanic''. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', Mario was able to lose his hat to some enemies or even large gusts of wind, and without it, he would take extra damage. In ''64 DS'', Toad warns that to lose it will bring bad luck; there's also a mechanic in the remake that allows one character (say, Mario) to transform into another (Luigi or Wario) by donning the latter's cap.

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** Some games make the hat a ''game mechanic''. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', Mario was able to lose his hat to some enemies or even large gusts of wind, and without it, he would take extra damage. In ''64 DS'', Toad warns that to lose it will bring bad luck; there's also a mechanic in the remake ''64 DS'' that allows one character (say, Mario) to transform into another (Luigi or Wario) by donning the latter's cap.



* NintendoHard: Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels is just the hardest of them, but others can be punishing as well.

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* NintendoHard: Super ''Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels Levels'' is just the hardest of them, but others can be punishing as well.



* OfficialCouple: In the early days of the franchise, Mario had a perchant for getting romantically involved with any and all of his damsels in distress, but this has since been abandoned. Nintendo has refused to outright declare Mario and Peach a couple in the general canon, but nonetheless produces dozens of hints, statements, and status enhancements over the course of its many games.

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* OfficialCouple: In the early days of the franchise, Mario had a perchant for getting romantically involved with any and all of his damsels in distress, but this has since been abandoned. Since then, Nintendo has refused to outright declare Mario and Peach a couple in the general canon, but nonetheless produces dozens of hints, statements, and status enhancements over the course of its many games.



** In ''Mario Power Tennis'', given it has the most number of voiced lines out of all ([[CanonDiscontinuity all of it]]) Mario games, Mario outright professes his love for Peach in her trophy winning sequence, and she responds with a smile and blows a kiss. In Mario's own winning sequence, Peach kisses him on the cheek.

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** In ''Mario Power Tennis'', given it has the most number of voiced lines out of all ([[CanonDiscontinuity all of it]]) Mario ''Mario'' games, Mario outright professes his love for Peach in her trophy winning sequence, and she responds with a smile and blows a kiss. In Mario's own winning sequence, Peach kisses him on the cheek.



* PacifistRun: It is possible to get through the original Super Mario Bros. without directly attacking ''any'' enemy.

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* PacifistRun: It is possible to get through the original Super ''Super Mario Bros. Bros.'' without directly attacking ''any'' enemy.



* PainPoweredLeap: This happens to Mario whenever he touches the lava in Mario 3D platform games, beginning with the LethalLavaLand in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''.
* PairTheSpares: Back in the day, Peach also blew kisses to Luigi, as he was just a PaletteSwap of his brother. Mario also was said to be romantically involved with almost any princess he meets in a given adventure (notably Daisy). Years passed, and with Mario and Peach being appointed as the OfficialCouple in many games, now and then some games like to hint Luigi and Daisy being at least interested in each other, even though they never had a main adventure to reinforce this; given Luigi's [[DivergentCharacterEvolution development]] to LovableCoward and Daisy's more apparent portrayal as a {{Tomboy}}, they are pretty much presented as a MasculineGirlFeminineBoy example.

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* PainPoweredLeap: This happens to Mario whenever he touches the lava in Mario 3D platform games, beginning with the LethalLavaLand in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''.
* PairTheSpares: Back in the day, Peach also blew kisses to Luigi, as he was just a PaletteSwap of his brother. Mario also was said to be romantically involved with almost any princess he meets in a given adventure (notably Daisy). Years passed, and with Mario and Peach being all but appointed as the OfficialCouple in many games, OfficialCouple, now and then some games like to hint Luigi and Daisy being at least interested in each other, even though they never had a main adventure to reinforce this; given Luigi's [[DivergentCharacterEvolution development]] to LovableCoward and Daisy's more apparent portrayal as a {{Tomboy}}, they are pretty much presented as a MasculineGirlFeminineBoy example.



** One more glaring hint: In ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart Wii]]'', the track Daisy Circuit features a giant golden statue of Luigi dancing with Daisy, holding hands. Another golden statue depicts Baby Luigi dancing with Baby Daisy, also holding hands ([[EasterEgg unless the statues were replaced by your Miis]]).

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** One more glaring hint: In ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart Wii]]'', ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii'', the track Daisy Circuit features a giant golden statue of Luigi dancing with Daisy, holding hands. Another golden statue depicts Baby Luigi dancing with Baby Daisy, also holding hands ([[EasterEgg unless the statues were replaced by your Miis]]).



* ParentalFavoritism: It is implied that Bowser Jr. is Bowser's favorite. It probably falls under the "looks like the parent" version of this trope, since Jr. does look like Bowser when he was his age. (Although Morton Koopa Jr does look like a grey headed, hornless Bowser.) Now with Shigeru Miyamoto's assertion that Bowser Jr is Bowser's only biological child, this behaviour is somewhat explained. Before Jr.'s existence, Ludwig von Koopa, the eldest child, was referred to as Bowser's favorite in one of the instruction booklets.

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* ParentalFavoritism: It is implied that Bowser Jr. is Bowser's favorite. It probably falls under the "looks like the parent" version of this trope, since Bowser Jr. does look like Bowser when he was his age. (Although age (although Morton Koopa Jr does look like a grey headed, hornless Bowser.) Bowser). Now with Shigeru Miyamoto's assertion that Bowser Jr Jr. is Bowser's only biological child, this behaviour is somewhat explained. Before Jr.'s existence, Ludwig von Koopa, Ludwig, the eldest child, was referred to as Bowser's favorite second-in-command in one of the instruction booklets.Magazine/NintendoPower.



* PipeMaze: Some games feature this sort of scenery. ''Super Mario Bros 3'' provides us with the most extreme example of this trope with the second to last world, Pipe World. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess what every single level in this world is.]]

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* PipeMaze: Some games feature this sort of scenery. ''Super Mario Bros Bros. 3'' provides us with the most extreme example of this trope with the second to last penultimate world, Pipe World.Land. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess what every single level in this world is.]]



* PlatformHell: ''The Lost Levels'' is the only official game to so much as ''approach'' this level of overall difficulty, but we'd be here all day if we tried to list all the fan hacks that can be classified as this. Some of the late-game levels throughout the series come close as well, especially those in the [[BrutalBonusLevel special worlds]].

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* PlatformHell: ''The Lost Levels'' is the only official game to so much as ''approach'' this level of overall difficulty, but we'd be here all day if we tried to list all the [[GameMod fan hacks hacks]] that can be classified as this. Some of the late-game levels throughout the series come close as well, especially those in the [[BrutalBonusLevel special worlds]].



** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2: 6 Golden Coins'', Mario can eat a carrot that gives him bunny ears and make him fly a bit.

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2: 6 Golden Coins'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'', Mario can eat a carrot that gives him bunny ears and make him fly a bit.



* RobotClown: The Koopa Clown Car has been Bowser's personal [[WeaponizedCar weaponized helicopter]] since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. It has a clown face which [[ExpressiveAccessory changes its expression]] depending on its status. Several variations exist such as the [[JuniorCounterpart "Junior"]] for his son and the Koopalings and the [[HotPaintJob "Fire"]] starting in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', but all of them bear the clown face.

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* RobotClown: The Koopa Clown Car has been Bowser's personal [[WeaponizedCar weaponized helicopter]] since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. It has a clown face which [[ExpressiveAccessory changes its expression]] depending on its status. Several variations exist such as the [[JuniorCounterpart "Junior"]] Junior Clown Car]] for his son and the Koopalings and the [[HotPaintJob "Fire"]] version starting in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', but all of them bear the clown face.



* RuleOfFun: Why does Mario grow when he eats a mushroom? Why are there bricks floating in the air? Why does a fire-breathing, hammer-throwing Ox-Turtle kidnap Peach all of the time? [[BossArenaIdiocy Why must Bowser put something to defeat him in every arena that he's faced]]? Because it's fun, that's why!
* RuleThirtyFour: To put into perspective, 1 out of 5 fan works involving Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, or Bowser is NotSafeForWork.

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* RuleOfFun: Why does Mario grow when he eats a mushroom? Why are there bricks floating in the air? Why does a fire-breathing, hammer-throwing Ox-Turtle turtle kidnap Peach all of the time? [[BossArenaIdiocy Why must Bowser put something to defeat him in every arena that he's faced]]? Because it's fun, that's why!
* RuleThirtyFour: To put into perspective, 1 one out of 5 five fan works involving Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, or Bowser is NotSafeForWork.



* SequelNumberSnarl: Pretty much every flavor you can imagine - OddlyNamedSequel cases which then get their own numbered sequels, spin-offs, plus the snarl between the two different games called ''Super Mario Bros. 2'' - which are both canonical, so while everyone calls the same game ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', it's the fourth game of the series.

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* SequelNumberSnarl: Pretty much every flavor you can imagine - OddlyNamedSequel cases which then get their own numbered sequels, spin-offs, plus the snarl between the two different games called ''Super Mario Bros. 2'' - which are both canonical, so (so while everyone calls the same game ''Super Mario Bros. 3'', it's actually the fourth ''not'' the third game of the series.series).
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