A list of characters that describes Mario and his various allies from across the Mushroom Kingdom.
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[[folder:Mario Bros.]]
The Mario Bros. are the protagonists of the series, as the name implies. Mario is the everyman, all-around hero, while Luigi is the quirky, cowardly, and much more developed sidekick. Together, they fight Bowser (or whatever threat comes their way), utilizing power-up items and their own natural abilities.

Tropes that apply to both of the Mario Brothers:
* AirplaneArms: They've dashed this way in the 2D games since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' in order to facilitate their flight power-ups.
* {{All Loving Hero}}es: In a promotional interview, answered that he invites even the bad guys to his thank giving dinner because even though they are bad he considers them friends.
* [[AlmightyJanitor Almighty Plumber]]: In ''Super Mario Land'' Mario owns a castle and an air plane, so he is a rich plumber. As of ''Luigi's Mansion'', Luigi has a mansion. The two live more modestly in ''Paper Mario'' and ''Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.''
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Averted. They're possibly one of the most well-known same sex fraternal twins in fiction. Mario is fat and short while his younger twin is thin and tall.
* ArtEvolution:
** Mario's always had the same basic character design, but the coloration of his outfit and hair was in flux until VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2. For example, do you remember when [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4e/Mariobrothers.png Mario wore a blue hat?]]
** Early installments had Luigi (even in official art!) as [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros a white-and green]] PaletteSwap of Mario, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4e/Mariobrothers.png or wearing brown.]] His voice can also be an example of this: In the N64 to early GameCube days, it fluctuated between higher in pitch than Mario to a voice that's lower in pitch than the voice he sports nowadays. His current voice debuted in the English release of ''MarioKart64'', but the next game, ''Mario Kart: Super Circuit'' had him with a high pitched voice like the earlier ''MarioParty'' games and the Japanese version of the previous game. His voice in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' was simply Mario's voice clips with the pitched raised, but ''Brawl'' used his now-standard voice with new lines from Charles Martinet, such as saying "bang bang" when he poses with his fingers making a gun shape after winning a match. Nowadays, Luigi's voice is far more consistent than back then.
* {{Badass}}: Think about it, two plumbers who, for the most part, only utilize pure athleticism in order to level entire ''[[BadassArmy Badass Armies]]'' in 1-4 man wars in order to save Peach (or whoever it is that needs saving). If that wasn't enough, they've beaten down things that ''[[PhysicalGod actual deities]]'' couldn't. Luigi in particular is quite the MemeticBadass.
** It's gotten to the point where their attacks can actually ''ignore invincibility''.
* BadassAdorable: Due to the SuperDeformed art style.
* BadassCape: The Cape powerup in VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld.
* BadassMoustache: Back then, it was tough to draw a mouth on an 8-bit sprite, so he was instead given his iconic moustache. It doubles as a stat in the ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]]'' sideseries: the more badass your mustache is, the better chances you have to land a critical hit, and the better discounts you can get in shops!
** Also, stat-wise, Luigi's moustache from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' and onwards is considerably better than Mario's. [[AllThereInTheManual The manuals always describe Luigi's moustache as luxurious though, more so than Mario.]]
* BagOfSharing: They share their inventory in every RPG they show up in.
* BalloonBelly: Literally with the P-Balloon and with Mario's flower ability in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 64 DS]]''
* BashBrothers: And proud of it!
* BewareTheNiceOnes: If you threaten anyone they care about, you might as well put your affairs in order.
* BigEater: Mario loves to eat pasta, and, according to ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', tropical seafood. In the ''ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures'' comic, Luigi constantly talks about food and was really eager to eat a giant slice of cheese in the middle of a ghost house.
%%* [[BouncingBattler Bouncing Battlers]]
* BrainsAndBrawn:
** Mario's the brawn, while Luigi's the brains. That is, when it isn't Mario doing both.
** Inverted in the cartoon, where Mario does all the thinking and Luigi ends up doing more work. Luigi even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] it.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Their caps both have the first letter of their name.
* CatchPhrase:
** Both:
*** "Lets-a-go!"
*** "Here we go!"
*** "Thank you so much for playing my game!"
*** "Mamma mia!"
** Mario:
*** "It's-a-me, Mario!"
*** "Wahoo!"
*** "Here I go!"
*** "Mario's number one!"
** Luigi:
*** "Okiedokie!" Whenever you hear Mario say "Let's-a-go!" in the MarioAndLuigi series, you ''will'' hear Luigi reply with this, whether he actually does or not.
*** "Mario!"
*** "Go Luigi!"
*** "A-wawawawawawawawawah!"
*** "Waah!"
*** "Yay for me, Luigi!"
* ChosenOne: A lot. Most interestingly, in SuperPaperMario, Mario's the chosen hero of light, while [[spoiler:Luigi is the chosen host of ultimate destruction, and the one who makes the choice determining the fate of all worlds. He is however, also a hero of light]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Mario more than Luigi, who is a bit more reluctant but they instantly go after Bowser when they see he has a fairy in a jar, for instance.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Their special powerups, most notably Super Mario 3's Frog, Tanooki, and Hammer Suits, which allow them to swim faster, fly, and throw hammers, respectively. Also their hats in several games. (In ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', the Tanooki Suit allows slower landings when jumping instead of flying, apparently because flight would have been a serious GameBreaker.)
* DeadlyDodging: Several bosses are based on this principle. ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' took the concept and ran with it for every battle in the game.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: They have faced deity-like beings in battle and ''won''. Crowning examples are [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Shadow Queen]]]], [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Dark Star]]]] and [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam Dreamy Bowser]]]].
* DishingOutDirt: with a Rock Mushroom, they can roll over enemies as a boulder. To an extent, the Tanooki Suit (when one of them turns into a statue; in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'' regular leaves don't allow this but Statue Leaves do) and ''Galaxy 2's'' drill.
* TheDeterminator: Mario's only real personality traits are his kindness, heroism, and simply not stopping for anything to save the world. It's not quite as prominent with Luigi, but he does not give up on anything he sets his mind to, either.
* ElementalPowers: Courtesy of the various powerups found around the Mushroom Kingdom.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: They do quite a bit of spinning. For example, there's the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Spin]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Jump]], the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Star Spin]], and the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Cape spin]].
* {{Fireballs}}: Provides the page image. When they get a Fire Flower, they gain the ability to throw these.
* FlyingBrick: Except with flight replaced by extraordinary jumping ability. Until they get flight power ups.
* GoldenSuperMode: Gold Mario/Silver Luigi, introduced in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2''. Acting as a souped-up Fire Flower, they can turn anything from enemies to even blocks into coins.
* GoombaStomp: Their main method of defeating their enemies.
* GratuitousItalian: It's kind of hard to tell that they're supposed to be Italian from looks alone.
* GroundPound: From ''Super Mario 64'' and onwards.
* {{Hammerspace}}: In ''Paper Mario'' especially, as the hammer is almost as important as jumping.
* HeroesFightBarehanded: While they usually use [[DropTheHammer hammers]] or magic; the two are perfectly capable of fighting like this, and will do so. (OK, so they aren't bare-fisted with their gloves, but the fighting style is the same.)
* HeroicMime: Mostly Mario, though Luigi is one from time to time. Sometimes they utter [[SpeakingSimlish Italian Simlish]] in the ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Well, they're brothers, but still.
* HyperspaceMallet: Practically their signature weapon.
* AnIcePerson: with an Ice Flower, they literally are made of ice in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Galaxy]]'', and they shoot iceballs in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In the old cartoons, you'll see them using wrenches, plumber's snakes, plungers, and pieces of pipe as weapons.
* InASingleBound: Mario's jumping abilities are legendary, and Luigi's are even better. Though, Mario seems to be somewhat more coordinated than Luigi, since in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', he does a front flip in his triple jump, while Luigi just kicks his feet to go upwards.
* [[InstantExpert Instant Experts]]
* JackOfAllStats: Mario was the former TropeNamer for a reason.
** Mario Exceptions:
*** UnskilledButStrong: ''VideoGame/MarioGolf''
*** GlassCannon: ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi''
** Luigi Exceptions:
*** LightningBruiser: Frequently more so than Mario in the platformers, He tends to do everything that Mario can do, but better. [[DifficultButAwesome His only weakness is his traction]].
*** FragileSpeedster: ''VideoGame/SuperMario64 [=DS=]''.
*** StoneWall: ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi''
*** WeakButSkilled: ''VideoGame/MarioGolf''
*** GlassCannon: ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''
* LeftHandedMirror: They're usually displayed as using opposite hands for the same actions to give them some contrast. For example, in ''Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time'' and onwards, Mario always has his left arm up when he jumps; for Luigi, it is his right. It's different which of the two favors his left for different games and even different actions within a single game.
* LeParkour: As gaming marches on, Mario and Luigi's jumping prowess have exolved from "jumping good" to wall-kicks, elaborate flipping maneuvers, performing olympic-class long jumps, and the list goes on.
* MultipleChoicePast: Mario and Luigi's births are described in four different ways, and none of them are normal. In addition, where they grew up is either various locations on Earth (usually Brooklyn), or the Mushroom Kingdom, and there are multiple variations on how they got to the Mushroom Kingdom from Earth.
* NiceHat: Thanks to how hard it was to draw hair on 8-bit sprites back then, Mario was instead given a hat, and Luigi started out as a PaletteSwap of him. His hat also plays a vital gameplay role in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine.'' In the former, if Mario has his hat blown off or stolen, he takes more damage without the hat on and in the latter, Mario takes damage being exposed to the intense sunlight (unless he is in the shade) without his hat.
* OneManArmy: Though they usually work together as a two man army, each can be this on their own.
* OnlyOneName: Officially, Mario's name is simply ''Mario'', and Luigi's is just ''Luigi''. But in the American-made ''[[Film/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Brothers]]'' film, his name was Mario Mario, making Luigi's name Luigi Mario. This has been {{Jossed}} by ShigeruMiyamoto, who says that they are called the Mario Bros. simply because Mario is the frontman of the pair.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: These plumbers aren't usually seen plumbing all that much.
** Averted in VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld, they fix a pipe in the opening cutscene.
** They do some plumbing at Beanbean Castle if hammering plugs into leaky pipes is classed as plumbing. It's part of the security system.
** Luigi gets to do some plumbing in ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon''. E. Gadd even lampshades it, saying [[MythologyGag "We'll make a plumber out of you yet!"]]
* PlayingWithFire: With a Fire Flower, this is their most commonly used power. Sometimes even without a Fire Flower.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Like you wouldn't believe. They can be anywhere from normal guys who can jump really high to extremely overpowered [[FlyingBrick Flying Bricks]] minus the actual flying, unless they get flight power-ups.
* RedBaron: They both get titles like this in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' and ''Mario Hoops 3-on-3''.
** Mario: The Merciless Executioner, The Superstar Sequel, and The Jumpman.
** Luigi: The Mustachioed Green Baron, and Mushroom Dynamite.
* RedOniBlueOni: Mario is the Red Oni: aggressive, competitive, and reckless; while Luigi is the Blue: calm, thoughtful, and cautious.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: To an extent. Mario is always the aggressive go-getter, while Luigi is more prudent, often to the point of cowardice.
* SeparatedAtBirth: As shown in the intro for ''Yoshi's Island''. As babies, they were being delivered to their parents by the Stork when Kamek attacks and takes off with Luigi while Mario is left with the Yoshis.
* SiblingTeam: From Mario Bros on, when Luigi was introduced.
* SignatureMove: Their [[GoombaStomp Jumping]] of course. {{Fireballs}} as well. Lampshaded in ''Videogame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''Videogame/MarioAndLuigi'' where NPC characters recognize Mario on sight when he jumps.
* SuperpowerLottery: Winners. The StockSuperPowers listed above? That's their normal abilities that they have no matter what. [[PowerUp power-ups]] just plain give them MORE powers, and each power-up does something different. There are about forty kinds of power-ups that they use. As the example on the page put it, "The ? block is a super power lottery and Mario's constantly the winner."
* SuperSpeed: They're shown to be incredibly swift frequently, though mostly in the 2D games. Exactly how fast they are [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the game]].
* SuperStrength: You see Mario displaying his strength more often, but Luigi's just as strong.
* SuperToughness: Not so much in the 2D games; but the other games show them surviving fairly ridiculous things such as burning up on re-entry with no lasting injuries. The biggest example would definitely be at the end of SuperMarioGalaxy, when the universe is sucked into a black hole, and the Lumas cause a second big bang. The Mario Bros ''live through both without so much as a scratch''.
* SwissArmyHero: They have many forms that the many {{Power Up}}s give them. Which powerups those are depends on the game.
* [[TokenHuman Token Humans]]: In the main series - The only other human that makes repeated appearances is Peach, and it's rather [[AmbiguouslyHuman ambiguous]]. All of the other humans live outside the Mushroom Kingdom, except maybe Waluigi and E. Gadd.
* TwinTelepathy: Hinted at in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' and outright referred to in ''Yoshi's New Island''.
* WallJump: One of their abilities as of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. It [[AscendedGlitch originated out of a glitch]] in the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[DropTheHammer Hammers]] in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', and ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi''.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: They're on the receiving end of this frequently.
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[[folder:Mario]]
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[[caption-width-right:348:It's-a me, Mario!]]
->''"Life is a game, kid! It all depends on how you play!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''
->Voiced by (English): PeterCullen (''SaturdaySupercade''), Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano (''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow''), Walker Boone (''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' and ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld''), Ronald B. Ruben (''Mario Teaches Typing''), Mark Graue (''VideoGame/HotelMario''), {{Creator/Charles Martinet}} (video games, 1995-present)
->Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/ToruFuruya (''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'', original video animations and Satellaview games), Kōsei Tomita (Japanese dubs for [[Film/SuperMarioBros live-action film]])
->Portrayed by: Capt. Lou Albano (live-action segments from ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow''), Bob Hoskins ([[Film/SuperMarioBros live-action film]])

TheHero; a short, pudgy Italian plumber and inhabitant of the Mushroom Kingdom. He is primarily charged with saving the perpetual DamselInDistress, Princess Peach, from the clutches of Bowser and the Koopas. Since his debut in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' in 1981, he's gone on to take many different professions, including golfer, tennis player, [[VideoGame/DrMario doctor]], and [[VideoGame/MarioKart go-kart racer]].

Mario [[TheEveryman doesn't have much of a personality]], aside from a cheerful get-up-and-go attitude; he's primarily a [[HeroicMime silent protagonist]] through which the [[AudienceSurrogate player gets to experience the game]].

Tropes associated with Mario:
* TheAce: In the ''Wario Land'' series, especially the first game where Wario seeks to buy a castle bigger than Mario's. Also in ''Donkey Kong Country: Diddy Kong's Quest'', according to Cranky.
* {{Acrofatic}}: ShigeruMiyamoto [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-13-miyamoto-explains-why-mario-is-chubby recently explained]] that his chubbiness is the result of games back in the 80's only being able to register collisions with squares. Doesn't stop him from pulling off all sorts of acrobatic feats.
* ArchEnemy: Bowser, replacing Donkey Kong
* BadassInDistress: In ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing'' (which is safely [[CanonDiscontinuity forgettable]]), ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' ([[spoiler:and again in its [[LuigisMansionDarkMoon sequel]]]]), ''VideoGame/SuperMario64 [[UpdatedRerelease DS]]'', and ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''. Not to mention several minor incidents in the ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]]'' series.
* BeTheBall: In ''Pinball Land''.
* BerserkButton:
** Just... Don't threaten his friends, or his brother, or Princess Peach. He REALLY doesn't take it well.
** Interestingly, threatening his brother even applies ''to'' his brother. Seeing Luigi (unintentionally) make Baby Mario and Baby Luigi cry in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' made him furious to the point of making the full grown Luigi cry.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He is very protective of Luigi.
* BigBad: Of ''Donkey Kong Jr.''
* BloodKnight: Sorta. Just listening to him in the 3D games makes it obvious he's enjoying himself as he traverses dangerous terrain, dodges obstacles, and battles all sorts of monsters, in comparison to Luigi's more serious tone while doing so. He's also known to be rather competitive.
* TheCaptain: Of the Starship Mario in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: It´s been stated that Mario´s powers were developed while he chased Donkey Kong across the construction site.
* ChickMagnet: Most definitely this in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series. In fact, every female[[note]]If you don't believe the [[ShesAManInJapan Japanese stuff about Vivian being male]][[/note]] playable character in ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'' kisses him at least once.
* ChromeChampion: Metal Mario.
* DanceSensation: "Do the Mario!"
* ElementalPowers: See the folder for both brothers for powers shared with Luigi.
** AnIcePerson: Ice Mario, weather it be [[SuperMarioGalaxy in the cosmos,]] or on [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii his own world.]]
** ExtraOreDinary: Metal Mario in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. Also combined with PlayingWithFire for his Mega Strike "Fiery Metal Mario".
** MakingASplash: F.L.U.D.D.
** PlayingWithFire: Firebrand in ''Superstar Saga'', the Fire Orb series of spells in ''Videogame/SuperMarioRPG'', and various special moves in sports spinoffs.
* TheEveryman: The producers say that they have intentionally kept his characterization minimal to make him versatile and [[UniversalAdaptorCast able to be put in many situations]].
* FamedInStory: From ''Super Mario RPG'' onwards. In the DS remake of ''Super Mario 64'' there is a sign in the courtyard describing him as a superhero. Less so in Lavalava Island and Roguepart, which are not in the Mushroom Kingdom.
* FlatCharacter: He's been intentionally kept flat so that he can be anything. That said, elements of personality have slipped in with the advent of 3D gaming.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to Luigi's responsible.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Sure, Mario and Bowser are mortal enemies, but that doesn't stop them from playing games together every once in a while.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Mario is a genuinely nice and righteous person who will help anyone in danger, but if someone hurts any person he cares about, ''he will not hold back''.
* HatOfFlight: The wing cap.
* TheHero: The central character and protagonist of many many games... Yup, he's the hero all right.
* HopeBringer: He is considered to be a symbol of hope and liberty for the Mushroom Kingdom.
* HumbleHero: He's the main hero of the mushroom kingdom, and he's fairly modest about it.
* IdealHero: In every game he is in, he is always an ideal hero, which comes with being TheEveryman and a FlatCharacter. Therefore, Mario's heroism is his only definite trait.
* [[IHaveManyNames I Have-a Many Names]]: Some call him [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong Jumpman]], or [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Great Gonzales]], or [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Butterball]], or [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy New Bee]], or Hero of Legend.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Princess Peach.
* {{Keet}}: In modern games, he happily whoops and squeals with every step. Even if he's jumping across boiling lava pits. Contrast with Luigi, who has a more serious tone.
* LadyAndKnight: The White Knight to Peach's Bright Lady. Mario is not a knight by job but otherwise plays the trope straight.
* TheLeader: Types II and IV.
* {{Mascot}}: To his own series, and to Nintendo as a whole.
* MagneticHero: In the ''PaperMario'' series.
* RedIsHeroic: His overalls almost always have some form of red.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: Has made cameo appearances in both ''VideoGame/WarioLand: Super Mario Land 3'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2: Diddy's Kong Quest''.
* RepetitiveName: Only in [[Film/SuperMarioBros The Movie]], mind you.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Luigi's Sensitive Guy.
* SiblingYinYang: With Luigi.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: We all know he will win, but dear God, it's fun to watch him win.
* StoutStrength: Not as much as Wario, but this guy can spin around Bowser by the tail.
* SuddenlyVoiced: in VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong. Also gives a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8sYvNtjXRI ten minute long press conference]] for MarioSportsMix, and narrates a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYa7G467_Yo five minute long tour of the Nintendo 3DS]].
** Mario also has full speaking roles in the edutainment games Mario's Fundimentals and Mario Teaches Typing. He's quite the chattterbox in the latter, with entire videos dedicated to [[MemeticMutation his disembodied head]] cracking jokes and LeaningOnTheFourthWall
* SuddenNameChange: He was originally called "Jumpman" in VideoGame/DonkeyKong. He was then renamed "Mario" after Nintendo's at-the-time landlord Mario Segali.
* SupportingProtagonist: In ''Super Paper Mario''. He's the POV character, but his importance is far eclipsed by [[spoiler:Tippi, Bleck, Dimentio, and Luigi]].
* TitleScream: He does it in many games.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pasta. To be precise, Spaghetti Bolognese with alfredo sauce and meatballs. And also carbonara if the Star Gate in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' is anything to go by. Also, toast in YouTubePoop, thanks to Hotel Mario.
* VocalDissonance: Mario's voice seems to go perma-falsetto when he's excited, and otherwise regularly breaks between his falsetto register and his lower tenor register. This is especially noticeable when contrasted to Luigi's more consistently tenor voice that never goes falsetto.
** And then there's that faux-boyish voice that's something of a low tenor given to him in ''The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach!'' movie courtesy of Creator/ToruFuruya.
* WolverinePublicity: As the most popular video game character of all time, this is to be expected.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Due to Mario's stumpy build and bushy stache, many unofficial portrayals treat like he's 30-40. in actuality, his [[{{VideoGame/SUPERSMASHBROS}} Melee]] trophy in Japan outright says he's around twenty-six. As the game was released in 2001, when [[{{VideoGame/DonkeyKong}} Donkey Kong]] was released in '81, it didn't mean his ''gaming'' age.
** As a consequence, this ballpark could be applied to all the [[ChosenOne Star Children]] shown in [[{{VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS}} Yoshi's Island DS]].
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[[folder:Luigi]]
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[[caption-width-right:349:Yay for me, Luigi!]]
->''"I wanna be a great plumber like my brother Mario."''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/MarioBros''
->Voiced by (English): Danny Wells (''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow''), Tony Rosato (''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' and ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld''), Mark Graue (''VideoGame/HotelMario''), Julien Bardakoff (''VideoGame/MarioKart64'', ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', ''Mario Party 2'' and ''Mario Kart: Super Circuit''), Charles Martinet (video games, 1997-present)
->Voiced by (Japanese): Yū Mizushima (''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach''), Naoki Tatsuta (OVA trilogy), Kōji Tsujitani (VHS dub of [[Film/SuperMarioBros live-action film]]), Bin Shimada (1994 TV dub of [[Film/SuperMarioBros live-action film]]), Ichirōta Miyagawa (''BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge'' and ''VideoGame/{{Excitebike}}: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium''), Julien Bardakoff (VideoGame/''MarioKart64'')
->Portrayed by: Danny Wells (live-action segments of ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow''), John Leguizamo ([[Film/SuperMarioBros live-action film]])

Mario's taller, marginally younger, and not-quite-as-famous twin brother. Eventually got his own proper game in ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''. Unlike Mario, Luigi is more of a reluctant (read: [[CowardlyLion cowardly]]) hero who would rather stay at home than save the world, but he still always pulls through in the end. [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario He has been shown to be quite brave on other occasions as well.]] Luigi is often [[PairTheSpares paired off with Princess Daisy]].

Tropes associated with Luigi that aren't shared with Mario:
* AccidentalMisnaming:
** Mario and Peach are just about the only characters who can consistently remember Luigi's name in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''. There, everyone else calls him some variation of "Green" most of the time. Also happens occasionally in other games, too, but nowhere near as frequently.
** Inverted in ''PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', where everyone knows Luigi's name, but no one knows/remembers Mario's.
** In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', when [[spoiler: Bowser vows to make Mario pay, he says, "And you too, Green 'Sta... Luigi!". It's the first time in ''Mario & Luigi'' he has ever remembered Luigi's name.]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Its a part of Luigi's charm.
* AllThereInTheManual: He has a crush on Daisy and tried to get close to her, but it didn't work out.
* AmbiguouslyGay: His mannerisms are occasionally {{Camp}}ed-up, most egregiously in ''Videogame/SuperSmashBrosMelee''. Also: [[YoutubePoop Gay Luigi?]]
** The ambiguity drops to dangerously low levels when he encounters [[{{Bishonen}} Prince Peasely]]. ''Luigi actually gets a heart over his head when Peasely pokes him in the back with a rapier''.
** Although, he did seem pretty much madly in love with Princess Eclair in the second Paper Mario game, as well as hints of having a crush on Rosalina in [[SuperMarioGalaxy Galaxy]], and Daisy in the spinoffs and a few non-game depictions, leading him into BiTheWay territory.
* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler:In ''Super Paper Mario'']].
* ArchEnemy: King Boo. Mostly in the ''Luigi's Mansion'' games, but they have been portrayed together on other occasions.
* AttractiveBentGender: Twice. Once in Superstar Saga, and once in the old Super Mario Adventures comic, both occasions involve him flawlessly impersonating Princess Peach. Inverted off-screen in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', where his Bob-omb partner Jerry only follows him to keep him from ever putting on a dress again.
* BadassArmFold: As a victory pose. While grinning.
%%* BalloonBelly
* BerserkButton: ''Don't'' make fun of the 'stache, ''don't'' call him a pushover, and '''never''' hurt his friends.
* BigBrotherWorship: Revealed in Luigi's wish in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'': "I wanna be a great plumber like my brother Mario."
** Taken to tearjerkish levels in ''Videogame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam''.
--> '''Luigi:''' "Big bro... it's your choice... Luigi... will follow you... We're all here for you, bro. Always."
* BigLittleBrother: Despite being Mario's younger brother, Luigi is taller in comparison to Mario.
* BrotherChuck[=/=]DemotedToExtra: Semi-example--after ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' in 1991, Luigi more or less dropped off the face of the planet aside from small cameos or supporting appearances in multiplayer games like ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' or ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' till VideoGame/LuigisMansion in 2001, and didn't appear as a playable character in any main series games or [=RPG=]s until ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'' in 2003 and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' in 2006--basically he was stuck in ComicBookLimbo for nearly a decade. He was, however, in VideoGame/MarioIsMissing.
** BreakoutCharacter: Despite this setback, Nintendo seems to have caught onto his popularity; every main series game since ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' features him as a playable character in some capacity (often as a SecretCharacter of some sort), side series frequently feature him prominently (''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', the ''MarioAndLuigi'' series, and ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' being notable examples), and he often gets major roles in cutscenes of the sports spinoffs. Despite being the poster boy of neglected sidekicks, he is still one of the most prominent characters in the series. [[TheYearOfLuigi He's even had a whole year to himself now.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Luigi's pretty laid-back most of the time, but proves to be incredibly intelligent when he actually applies himself, even showing shades of being a GadgeteerGenius.
* ButtMonkey: His tendency to be this has resulted in [[ItSucksToBeWeegie a comic series]] [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?comic_id=11 devoting him to being one!]]
* CharacterDevelopment: In ''Videogame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'' , where [[spoiler:finally, as of this game's end, it seems Luigi has finally--if only mostly--kicked his fear of ghosts. Luigi has not only proved himself a true hero from Luigi's Mansion until now, but overcame his own phobia by ''facing it head-on'' through sheer willpower to save his brother first, and the ghosts that King Boo drove amok ''this'' time. This is not just heartwarming in the development of his character, but doubles as an incredible {{Crowning Moment Of Awesome}}.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Some games have him be reluctant; other games, like in the Paper Mario, he's pretty eager for adventure and doesn't like to stick at home. He seems to be leaning towards the second a bit more though, even chasing down a spaceship that Mario's on by himself (Literally. He chases it down without a spaceship of his own.)
* TheChick: [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lgqbPwMZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg At least on the chess board where he is the Queen.]]
** Awesome in hindsight... as the Queen in chess is by far the most powerful piece. We all knew Luigi was da MAN.
* ConfusionFu: His more powerful abilities, such as the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Negative Zone]], tend to be random.
* CowardlyLion: Can easily become TheDeterminator if you threaten his friends.
* CowardlySidekick: When Mario takes center stage, Luigi often fills this role. Most of the time.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[VideoGame/PaperMario Three]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi recent]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros games]] have given Luigi a place as an evil entity in an ancient text, a dark secret from his past, and the power to create a void of nothingness said to come from the darkness in his heart, respectively. He's not [[RonTheDeathEater a villain outside of fanfiction]] just yet.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has a MythologyGag where there are two characters, Talon and Ingo, who resemble Mario and Luigi. "Mario" owns a ranch, but is lazy and spends most of the time napping. "Luigi" does most of the work, but "Mario" gets all of the credit. "Luigi" grows bitter after spending all of his time in "Mario"'s shadow and eventually sides with Ganon to overthrow "Mario".
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Mario Is Missing'', ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', ''LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', and... well, [[TheYearOfLuigi all of 2013]]. See MilestoneCelebration below.
** More subtly, [[spoiler:''Super Paper Mario'']] puts a great deal of importance on him; even more than Mario.
* DeadpanSnarker: In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and the cartoons.
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: A variation. He doesn't crave affection so much as for people he's known for years to remember his name.
* DifficultButAwesome: If Luigi is given a different play-style to compare to Mario, he will generally be this. Traditionally, Luigi has superior jumping ability that's balanced by inferior traction.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: When he first started out, Luigi was nearly identical to his brother in every way. The game designers started to differentiate him in the U.S. version of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' with the floaty jump, and, as of VideoGame/LuigisMansion has since started to take on a personality of his own, in contrast to [[TheEveryman Mario]]. A more cowardly one, but at least it's something. (Heck, the trope was originally called "Luigification"!)
** His divergent character evolution actually began with the Japanese Super Mario 2, where he could jump higher than Mario but had terrible traction and slid around quite a bit. Also, in ''Mario Party 3'', Luigi can get the Wit, Strength, Courage, Kindness and Love stamps whereas everyone else just gets one stamp.
*** Inverted in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'', where he plays identically to Mario.
** It's even become apparent with his power-up designs - While they used to be identical to Mario's, Luigi's designs for several forms have become unique. For example, when he dons a Tanooki Suit or becomes Raccoon Luigi, his design is actually based on a {{kitsune}} rather than a {{tanuki}}.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: You really shouldn't expect anybody to give Luigi credit for what he does. He's... not exactly happy about this.
* ElementalPowers: Luigi has used pretty much every other element you can think of over the games. Even more than Mario.
** MakingASplash: The Poltergust 3000's water power-up, as well as the Frog Suit to an extent.
** AnIcePerson: ''Galaxy's'' Ice Flower and the Poltergust 3000's - wait for it - ice power-up.
** ShockAndAwe: The Thunderhand in ''Superstar Saga''.
** BlowYouAway: The Tornado Ball and Tornado Swing in ''Super Sluggers''. {{Inverted}} InNameOnly with the Poltergust 3000's vacuum mode.
** CastingAShadow[=/=]SoulPower[=/=]PureEnergy[=/=]TimeMaster[=/=]GravityMaster[=/=]PowerOfTheVoid: [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros The Negative Zone]] is profoundly bizarre, and a source of minor NightmareFuel for some, but it's at least one of these.
*** GreenThumb: Plus, it puts the Lip's Stick flowers on people's heads sometimes.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Mario's foolish.
* GadgeteerGenius: Especially as Mr. L, but shows a bit of this when he isn't fulfilling the "Lazy" in BrilliantButLazy.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In-universe. Mario's the more popular of the two, but a remote location where his book has become a best seller in ''PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' gives him his own fanclub.
* HappyDance: Happens frequently, especially in ''MarioAndLuigi''. In some games, it turns into happy ''breakdancing''.
* HiddenDepths: Hinted at during ''Partners in Time'' by way of an apparent NoodleIncident.
** And his Final Smash trophy in Videogame/SuperSmashBros, which clearly states that the [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Negative Zone]] is "a reflection of TheDarkSide he embraced in his brother's shadow."
* TheLancer: He acts as the cowardly foil and trusted brother companion to Mario.
* LightningBruiser: Compared to the other playable characters in the platformers. He has speed and agility without sacrificing strength.
** DifficultButAwesome: As mentioned above, he tends to have less traction when he's the designated LightningBruiser in a Mario platformer.
* LivingDream: Dreamy Luigi who Mario adventures along during the Dream levels in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' is basically Luigi as he sees himself.
* LovableCoward: As of VideoGame/LuigisMansion.
* ManChild: In the ''MarioAndLuigi'' series. He cries at least [[OncePerEpisode once per game.]]
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: As Dreamy Luigi, he can combine with an army's worth of Luiginoids to become giant-sized, but he can only do this when Dreamy Luigi and [[BigBrotherInstinct Mario]] are in danger.
* MilesGloriosus: Portrayed this way in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series. In the second game, he tells Mario of his adventures in the Waffle Kingdom, but the accounts of his partners reveal him as cowardly and a bit clumsy. However, his stories are mostly true: He really did save the day, he just did it in a more clumsy way than he says.
** Meanwhile, the novelization of his exploits go the whole nine yards and portrays him as an ultra-competent MartyStu, painting everything he does (even the most spectacular failures) in a positive light. Then again, those were written by somebody else.
* MilestoneCelebration: Nintendo gave him [[TheYearOfLuigi a whole celebration]] of the 30th anniversary of his debut in ''VideoGame/MarioBros''. A year long one.
* NeatFreak: Revealed as such in LuigisMansion.
* NiceGuy: One of the friendliest, most open characters in the entire cast. Luigi, for example, is the only character in ''VideoGame/MarioStrikersCharged'' who actually thanks his teammates for their contributions and is one of the few who doesn't blow up at said teammates when losing.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Several of his power-up forms have significantly different designs than everyone else's. The most notable is that he becomes Fox/Kitsune Luigi, as opposite to Raccoon/Tanooki, when touching a Super Leaf/Tanooki Suit.
* ThePollyanna: Luigi exhibits a rather unique variation of this trope. He's optimistic about everything... Except his own abilities, where his insecurities lie.
* PaperThinDisguise: "Mr L."
* PunnyName: Luigi's name is a play on ''ruiji'', which is the Japanese word for "identical", a reference to his origin as a {{palette swap}} of Mario. The pun got lost once he developed his distinct looks and playing style though.
* SecretCharacter: In the recent platform games most of the time, due to his LightningBruiser tendencies. He is also one of only two characters to attend all the games in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series as a secret fighter.
* SelfDuplication: Dreamy Luigi can create Luiginoids for offensive and exploration purposes.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Mario's Manly Man.
* ShockAndAwe: Thunderhand in ''Superstar Saga'', along with his Super and Mega Strikes in ''Strikers Charged''. Also known as The Green Thunder in VideoGame/SuperPaperMario.
* SiblingYinYang: With Mario.
* TheSoCalledCoward: The accusation of being a coward mainly coming from [[{{Hypocrite}} Toads who run about screaming and doing nothing whenever Bowser comes to kidnap the princess again.]]
* SpringJump: His SignatureMove in a number of spin-offs and VideoGame/SuperPaperMario.
* StuckInTheirShadow: InUniverse. His defining trait, above all, is that he does just as much work as Mario and is just as good at dealing with a threat, but never gets equal credit for what he does.
* TrojanPrisoner: On [[ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures three]] [[MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga different]] [[PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor occasions]]. And he ends up DisguisedInDrag each time.
* UnskilledButStrong: He's frequently shown to be an even stronger jumper than Mario, but he lacks his brother's control and coordination. However, this only applies to his coordination, see WeakButSkilled.
* VocalEvolution: When the Mario cast started having voices, Luigi's voice clips were merely sped-up versions of Mario's. However, in recent games, Luigi takes on a slightly lower tone with his voice than Mario, emphasizing his status as the CowardlySidekick.
* WeakButSkilled: He's usually portrayed as somewhat weaker physically than Mario, but his skills are more diverse and powerful than Mario's.
* WillfullyWeak: He jumps higher than Mario, but lacks the control and confidence to use his full potential.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?]]: Unfortunately for him, [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion the universe seems to want him to face them... a lot.]]
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[[folder:Princess Peach]]
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[[caption-width-right:176:Oh, did I win?]]

->''"Listen, everybody, let's bake a delicious cake... ...for Mario..."''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''
->Voiced by (English): Jeannie Elias (''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow''), Tracey Moore (''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' and ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld''), Jocelyn Benford (''VideoGame/HotelMario''), Leslie Swan (SuperMario64, MarioKart64, and SuperPaperMario), Creator/JenTaylor (1999-2008), Asako Kozuki(MarioParty, Mario Party 2, Mario Kart Super Circuit) Nicole Mills (Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time), Samantha Kelly (2007 - current)
->Voiced by (Japanese): Mami Yamase (''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'') Miyako Endo (original video animations) Mariko Mukai (Satellaview games), Asako Kozuki (MarioKart64)

Originally named Princess Toadstool in America, she is the crown princess of the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario's main love interest. She gets kidnapped frequently by Bowser in the main ''Super Mario Bros.'' games, but proves herself to be very skilled in sports. Though she's often the DamselInDistress, there are times she will get up and do something herself (such as in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'', ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario RPG}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 3D World}}'', and her own game, ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'').

Tropes associated with Peach:
* AchillesHeel: WordOfGod [[http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/06/super-mario-galaxy-2/ says it's cake]].
* ActionGirl: In [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 a]] [[VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach few]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG games]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario at]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld least]].
** She's no slouch in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', or the ''Paper Mario'' games either. One wonders why she's so easy to kidnap when she can fend for herself so formidably. DistressBall, perhaps?
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'' Mario receives postcards from Peach at the start of every world, which progress from her being scared by minions to her hitting Goombas away with her umbrella and the second-to-last one clearly shows her mounting a personal escape attempt, sprinting towards the camera with half of Bowser's army storming after her.
** In a [[SuperMarioAdventures Nintendo Power comic]] run in the days of the Super [=NES=], until Bowser brainwashed her Peach was pretty much the hero of the story. While the Mario Brothers were characterized as happy-go-lucky bumblers (though, in Mario's defense, a serious happy-go-lucky bumbler), Peach was a HotBlooded BadassPrincess with a dash of {{Determinator}}. She charged down a warp pipe after Bowser when he attacked her kingdom and pursued him without the Mario Brothers, and once she got captured the first time she ''escaped'' the Koopalings by tricking them into opening their cell, evading the guards, and ultimately flying out of the tower on a cape. Then when she found out Mario had gotten kidnapped in her place, she swapped clothes with Luigi to get him to sneak her and Yoshi back into the tower with a crate full of bombs, leading to the obvious conclusion of ''blowing up the tower and rescuing Mario''. Even when Bowser captured her again, it took having her ''hypnotized'' for her to agree to marry him.
* AllLovingHero: Shown this way especially in the [=RPGs=], where she shows no ill will to anyone, even villains.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Her race is frequently debated. As far as we know, she's a native of the Mushroom Kingdom.
* BadassAdorable: In games where she's playable, she's both cute and capable.
* BadassInDistress: She's proven herself to be quite powerful, but her main role in a lot of games is for her to be the DamselInDistress.
* BadassPrincess: Sometimes. Peach is quite experienced in a fight and she can kick your ass if she needs to, but only if her role in a particular game calls for it.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioStrikers'' and ''VideoGame/MarioStrikersCharged''.
%%* BarrierMaiden
* BerserkButton: As revealed in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'': being mocked for her eternal DamselInDistress status.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Peach is the blonde, Pauline is the brunette, and Daisy is the redhead. Peach herself has been all three over the years due to the limited color pallete on the NES.
* BorrowedCatchphrase:
** In ''VideoGame/MarioGolf'' for the [=N64=], whenever she makes a bad shot she says, "Mama mia!"
** She also says that in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Super Mario Advance]]'' when she loses a life.
* CallBack: Her miniature form in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' has short hair not unlike that of Baby Peach.
* CloudCuckooLander: She shows this [[DependingOnTheWriter at times]], most especially during [[Videogame/SuperSmashBros The Subspace Emissary]].
* CuteBruiser: An inevitable result of her being a playable ''Videogame/SuperSmashBrothers'' character. The trope also applies to her in any platforming game where she is playable. She's also playable in all of the ''Mario Party'' games, and since many of the minigames in that series involve the characters beating the snot in each other, if you're using Peach while playing one of those minigames she becomes a CuteBruiser there too.
* DamselInDistress: [[TropeCodifier The sole reason for her existence]], except for ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'', where she is the main character and Mario is the DistressedDude. Frequently lampshaded in the {{RPG}}s. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', where she is one of the four playable characters [[note]]Technically five in ''3D World'''s case due to [[SecretCharacter Rosalina]][[/note]]. Most of the non-RPG and non-platformer games don't bring it up either.
* ADayInTheLimelight: The entire point of ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''
* DeadpanSnarker: In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', in stark contrast to her more normal portrayals as TheDitz, the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and of course the DamselInDistress.
* DeathByOriginStory: Her father, according to the Japanese manual for the original game. Pretty much everything else where her father is mentioned ignores this.
* DubNameChange: America originally called her Princess Toadstool. Later, ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and later games would call her Peach, making Toadstool her last name. Oddly enough, one episode of the SuperMarioBrosSuperShow has her say "Princess P. to the rescue!"
* ErmineCapeEffect
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Just how did Mario get acquainted with royalty? Why is ''he'' the one who's always in charge of rescuing her? And does Peach actually ever govern her country, seeing as her parents don't seem to be around? Who knows, but boy is that crown sure pretty!
* FragileSpeedster: In the racing and sports games.
** Inversely, she's a MightyGlacier in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld 3D World]]'', being the slowest of the four characters [[spoiler: not counting Rosalina in 3D World]]. It must be hard to run fast in a PimpedOutDress.
* GiantPoofySleeves: A lot of her dress feature these.
* GirlyRun: In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Has the goldest locks and is one of the kindest characters in the series.
* HeartBeatDown: She literally fights with the power of her emotions in ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''.
* HeroicWillpower: Her extreme femininity disguises her incredibly strong will. In ''SuperPaperMario'', she's able to stand up to Nastasia's MindControl longer than any other character (including Luigi!), and the villain has to focus extremely hard to get the Princess to obey her commands.
* HotterAndSexier: Her portrayal in the ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers'' series.
* HundredPercentAdorationRating: She's loved so dearly by her subjects that it's not uncommon for them to have sets of Princess Peach merchandise in their homes.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Mario and vice versa. Also to Luigi, to some extent.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Constantly described as this.
* InformedAttribute: Her ability to govern, as noted in the tropes below. May have something to do with ConservationOfDetail, since she gets kidnapped often and [[RuleOfFun talking is boring]].
* LadyAndKnight: The Bright Lady to Mario's White Knight.
* NotQuiteFlight: Her dress may aid in this. However, she can also still float a little even without her dress. Somehow.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Usually the most sensible. Although it [[DependingOnTheWriter varies from work to work]].
* OperaGloves: With the exception of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' and the sports games.
* ParachutePetticoat: From VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 all the way to ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', she's had the ability to float with her billowing skirt.
* ParasolOfPain: She uses her small, trademark pink parasol to fight in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, and a sentient parasol named Perry in ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Whether Peach is weaponizing the parasol or just using it to block out the sun, it is very cute looking. Especially [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Perry]].
* ParasolParachute: She can also soften her falls with her parasol whenever it's a ParasolOfPain.
* PimpedOutDress: Moreso in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series starting from ''Melee''.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: We've seen her do exactly two actual acts of government in the past 25 years. Though there are plenty of meetings shown in the [=RPG=]s, they either get interrupted or were trivial to begin with. Funnily enough, ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' reveals a bit of the economic state of the Mushroom Kingdom... which is not good. Specifically their coins are rather low value per coins compared to the Bean Bean Kingdom's. Then again, this is a country where they have a [[VideoGame/MarioTennis university specifically for Tennis]], [[VideoGame/MarioKart go-kart races in the streets]], and get invaded and ransacked twice a month.
* PlayingWithFire: In ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'', she has an attack that looks visually similar to the [[VideoGame/FatalFury Raising Storm]].
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: She ranges from a DamselInDistress to an effective LadyOfWar depending on the game.
* PrincessesPreferPink: She's the present page picture proper.
* PrincessClassic: Parodied, especially in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''. And in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', she actually tries to escape from Bowser on her own, though she's eventually recaptured.
* SpoiledSweet: Has her castle, her kingdom, and her pretty dresses. She is ''not'' the AlphaBitch, though.
* StatuesqueStunner: She seems to be at least six feet tall. Downplayed in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', where many of her proportions are rescaled (including her height being scaled down) in order to be more like the other playable characters so that they all look and work better together in gameplay. She's the same height as Luigi in ''3D World''. The trope goes away completely when she wears the cat suit, where she's the same size as everyone else thanks to all the playable characters using the same model for that suit ([[FridgeBrilliance although since she normally wears heels it makes sense for her to shrink once they've been taken off]])
%%* SuperEmpowering: In ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' and ''Super Mario World''.
* SupremeChef: An oft-referenced ability of hers is her ability to bake cakes.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Daisy's Tomboy.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She is associated with cakes.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Various games have her showcasing competence with magic, usually either in the form of stars, hearts or something pink. Naturally, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' provides the best examples.
* WomanInWhite: Peach's incarnation in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' has her in a white dress instead of the more recognized pink dress due to hardware limitations. She also dons a white wedding dress in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' uses [[MythologyGag her original white with red trim dress]] for Fire Peach.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Toads]]
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[[caption-width-right:176:Mario! Is the princess OK?]]
->''"Thank you Mario. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle But our princess is in another castle]]!"''
->Voiced by (English): John Stocker (''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'') Isaac Marshall (MarioKart64), Tomoko Maruno (video games, 1998-2001), Jen Taylor (2000-2007), Kelsey Hutchinson (2005), Samantha Kelly (2007-present)
->Voiced by (Japanese): Yuriko Yamamoto and Hiroko Emori (''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'') Miyako Endō (original video animations), Nanae Sumitomo (Satellaview games), Tomoko Maruno (MarioKart64)
->Portrayed by: Mojo Nixon and John Fifer ([[Film/SuperMarioBros live-action film]])

Peach's many loyal subjects; the primary inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom. "Toad" is both the name of this race of people, and of a single character within this race. Toads in general are peaceful but steadfast, with a jolly demeanor. Notable Toads include:

* '''(Captain) Toad:''' One of Peach's top advisors called the "Mushroom Retainers". Playable in most sports and spinoffs. Confirmed to be the leader of the Toad Brigade. Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''.
* '''Toadette:''' Either Toad's friend or sister, treated as a star among the Toads. Debut: ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash''
* '''Toadsworth:''' Peach's aged steward and right-hand fungus. Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''
* '''The Toad Brigade:''' Red, Blue, Purple, Green, and Yellow; five adventurous Toads who help out Mario; possibly the same Toads from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''. The tie-in trading cards for VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 confirm that the Red Toad is ''the'' Toad. Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''
* '''Blue Toad''' and '''Yellow Toad:''' A pair of brave Toads who leap to Mario and Luigi's side to save the Princess. Might be the same yellow and blue Toads as the ones in the Toad Brigade. The former appears as a stand-in for the usual red-capped Toad in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''. Debut: ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''

Tropes associated with the Toads:

* AlwaysLawfulGood: The series has yet to feature an evil Toad.
* BreakOutCharacter: Captain Toad. Started as a side character and leader of the Toad Brigade in [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Galaxy]], and of the brigade he's the one who got the most appearances in games since, to the point he even got his [[VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker own video game.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Toadsworth has been absent from mainline titles since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', though he still appears in spin-offs. Toadette was also missing between ''Mario Super Sluggers'' and ''VideoGame/MarioKart8''.
** One-time example in VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld. Toad was absent from that game, but resurfaces in all major Mario games thereafter.
* CuteButCacophonic: After the N64 games, the generic male Toads' voices got VERY raspy. And they yell. A lot.
* DependingOnTheWriter: It's highly variable whether the large mushroom cap on their head is part of their bodies (eg. In Smash Bros Peach can weaponize it to spray damaging spores) or just a large fancy hat. Further mudding the answers is the fact that Toadette appears to have mushroom pigtails while other female Toads in the RPGS have normal hair growing from under it.
* DistaffCounterpart: Toadette.
* ElementalPowers: Like the Mario Bros., Toad is able to manipulate various elemental abilities via power up.
** AnIcePerson: Ice Toad and Penguin Toad from ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii''
** GreenThumb: His special skill from Mario Sports Mix, which allows him to summon large mushrooms
** PlayingWithFire: Fire Toad from ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' and ''Super Mario 3D World''
* FiveManBand: The Toad Brigade.
** TheHero: Red Toad.
** TheLancer: Purple Toad.
** TheSmartGuy: Blue Toad.
** TheBigGuy: Green Toad.
** TheHeart: Yellow Toad.
* {{Flanderization}}: In his debut appearance, Toadsworth was obviously worried about Peach, but remained somewhat level-headed about it. Come ''Partners in Time'', and he becomes paranoid, to the point of thinking his past self [[FountainOfYouth transformed Peach into a baby]] and kidnapped her the second he saw him.
* FragileSpeedster: Toad was the fastest runner in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''. Likewise, Blue Toad was the fastest in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''. They're both held back by a poor jump.
* GirlishPigtails: Toadette has part of her mushroom top shaped like pigtails.
* GuardsMustBeCrazy: The games don't even pretend that they can protect the kingdom anymore.
* {{Hobbits}}: In a sense. They're not all that flashy or remarkable. They're fairly ordinary. However, they do make up for it with pluck.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Almost all Toads look alike, with the most notable exceptions of Toadsworth and several female toads. This obviously has lead to a lot of confusion which Toad is ''the'' Toad when he's not in his Captain Toad persona, especially when two or more red spotted blue jacket toads appear at once.
* {{Kid Appeal Character}}s: The Toads (and Toadette) are usually type 2. There are a few Toads who could have been type 3.
* KidHero: Toad in ''Wario's Woods''.
* LovableCoward: Toad is utterly worthless in dangerous situations, but cute enough to get away with it.
* MushroomMan: The entire species.
* NoNameGiven: The Blue and Yellow Toads.
* OldRetainer: Toadsworth.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Toadette
* PunnyName: In the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games, the Toads all have names like Zest T. and the like. May cross with SpeciesSurname.
* RedshirtArmy: Unless they are working directly with the Mario Bros Toads can't even slow down a goomba.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The entire Toad species including Toadette and Toadsworth.
* [[PlanetOfHats Species Of Mushroom Headpieces]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Toadette is special because... She's a girl Toad? Okay then... In the [=RPG=]s however, there are many female Toads.
* SuperStrongChild: Toad was the fastest grabber in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.
* TagalongKid: Toad has been this in some games as well as the ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''.
** The ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' console games brought us the Blue and Yellow Toads. The former was also this in ''3D World''.
* VocalEvolution: Toad's voice has changed a lot over the years. Before Mario Kart 64, Toad's voice was actually first heard in the SNES version of Wario's Woods. In the game, He had a rather deep voice that sounded much like a young adolescent. Then came Mario Kart 64, where his voice sounded much more child-like and often screaming or cheering. In Super Mario Advance and forward (as a result of Jen Taylor being introduced as his new voice actress), his voice is changed to a less high level, but it is given a screech to it. In 2007 when Super Mario Galaxy and Mario Party 8 debuted, he was voiced by Samantha Kelly who also voices Princess Peach and Toadette.
** Speaking of Toadette, since her debut in Mario Kart Double Dash. Her voice sounded more energetic and high pitch, until her debut in Mario Party 6, when her voice sounded more calm and a bit monotone. She was later voiced by Samantha Kelly starting in Mario Party 8. Since Kelly also voices Toad, you might hear her voice sounding a lot like the other toads mostly when she get's excited or giggles. This is especially noticeable in Mario Party 8, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Golf World Tour.
* WeakButSkilled: In his stages in VideoGame/{{Super Mario 3D World}} (as well as the upcoming VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker), Captain Toad has absolutely no jumping ability. That doesn't stop him from solving the puzzles that happen to be his stages.
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[[folder:Yoshi]]
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[[caption-width-right:176:Yoshi!]]

->''"I know! We should team up! Come on! Hop on my back!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''
->Voiced by: Koji Kondo (1990-1998), Kazumi Totaka (1998-current), Creator/FrankWelker ([[Film/SuperMarioBros live-action film]]), Andrew Sebastian (''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'')
->Voiced by (Japanese): Chika Sakamoto & Creator/IkueOhtani (''Super Mario World: Mario & Yoshi's Adventure Land'')

A reptile-like creature who hails from VideoGame/YoshisIsland. Like Toad above, there is "Yoshi" (singular), and the race of Yoshis (plural). They often serve as mounts for Mario and his friends.

Tropes associated with Yoshi:
* ADayInTheLimelight: YoshisIsland and all related games.
* AlwaysLawfulGood: Except for Boshi in VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG, who is more of a bully anyway. All Yoshis encountered in the games are friendly.
* BabyTalk: In the cartoon.
* BadassAdorable: Gameplay wise, Yoshis are often far more capable than the Mario brothers, being mostly invincible and with more options for killing foes. In Yoshi's Island, the lose condition was for Mario to be kidnapped, and enemies could only faze Yoshi, not kill him. And this isn't even getting into how the Yoshi herd just up and decided to help baby Mario and incidentally ended up ''leveling'' Yoshi's Island to get him home.
* BalloonBelly: When eating large enemies, most prominently in Yoshi's New Island.
** Yoshi also has a powerup in VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2, the Blimp Fruit, which causes his belly to inflate like a balloon in a similar manner the P-Balloon effects the Mario Brothers. Balloon Baby Yoshis in VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU can perform this without the use of a powerup.
* BigEater: Even as babies they can eat pretty much everything put in front of them.
* BlackHoleBelly: Sometimes what they eat comes out as eggs, in other games nothing leaves.
* ButtMonkey: Enforced in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. Being able to jump off of Yoshi in midair for a second jump meant that many a player has started to fall into a BottomlessPit, only to jump off Yoshi and abandon him to take the fall instead.
* DinosaursAreDragons: It often flip-flops whether or not Yoshis are dragons or dinos.
* DoubleJump: Since YoshisIsland, all members of the species have the ability to "Flutter Jump", which means it kicks rapidly in midair to gain additional height.
** Mario can also kick off of Yoshi for a mid-air jump in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: First encountered in Dinosaur land. Certainly one of the main arguments of why ''Super Mario World'' could be the best Mario game.
* ExtremeOmnivore: The only thing Yoshis object to is super spicy foods and even then they'll still swallow it.
* {{Gasshole}}: In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' cartoon, Yoshi burped quite often, including one that resulted in [[EverybodyLaughsEnding Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool sharing a parting laugh]].
* GroundPound: First introduced in ''Yoshi's Island'', Yoshi was the first to use it.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Many different colors, in fact...
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Like Toads, almost all Yoshi's look alike except for color. It's hard to tell ''the'' Green Yoshi from SuperMarioWorld/the roof of SuperMario64/the sports and spinoffs from the multiple rideable Yoshi's in the other platformers and the YoshisIsland series.
* [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Instant Awesome, Just Add Yoshis]] (occasionally)
* TheJuggernaut: Alright, well, the collective of Yoshis in YoshisIsland transported Mario ''nonstop'' through the island, cutting a swathe through the insanely deadly world map.
* KillerRabbit: The cutie dinosaurs are some of the most fearsome predators ever seen, knowingly consuming sentient creatures the same size as itself whole.
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:In Yoshi's Island DS, after you beat the game it shows the star babies, Peach, Mario, Luigi, Franchise/DonkeyKong, Wario and Bowser, then points out that there should be 7 of them, after which a Yoshi egg with a green Yoshi inside hatches, showing that the Yoshi of the Yoshi's Island games is a different entity than the one in Mario World and presumably the spin-offs.]]
* MamaBear[=/=]PapaWolf: Seriously, the utter ''shitstorm'' they go through just to get a single baby home... Probably leaning more towards the latter, due to not becoming frightful when being protective (on the other hand, in Yoshi's Island the player has to go on the ''warpath'' in reaction to baby Mario crying).
* NoBiologicalSex: According to the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee'', Yoshis are neither male nor female, and can reproduce asexually.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Mario in ''Super Mario World'', though only temporarily and completely optional. Full time duty in ''Yoshi's Safari'' though.
* OneGenderRace: See NoBiologicalSex above.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Very different, as they can't breathe fire normally and have an overly-cute appearance.
* OverlyLongTongue: They catch prey like chameleons.
* [[PlanetOfHats Species Of Hats]]: In ''Super Mario RPG, The Legend Of The Seven Stars'' all the Yoshis are into racing and cookies.
* PokemonSpeak: [[DependingOnTheWriter Sometimes]]. Overlaps with TranslationConvention because Mario and Luigi know the language.
* PowerupMount: Was the [[RenamedTropes original]] TropeNamer, in fact.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: As a baby or an adult.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Yoshis that live on [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Isle Delfino]] die on contact with water. To be precise, they ''disintegrate''.
* SuperSpeed: He gains this whenever he eats a Dash Pepper in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
* ThirdPersonPerson: In the cartoon, as part of his BabyTalk.
* TranslationConvention: In some games (namely the [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]]) Yoshi and his brethren have their dialogue in parenthesis, being the translated language of the Yoshis. It's probable that Mario and Luigi know the Yoshi language, at least after ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' anyway.
* VariableMix: In any game where he can be ridden, there will always be a drum beat added to the music when he's mounted.
* TheVoiceless: He has spoken English in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and a few other games, yet all we get are drum beats, PokemonSpeak & BabyTalk.
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[[folder:Princess Daisy]]
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[[caption-width-right:158:Hi, I'm Daisy!]]
->''"Yo, this is Princess Daisy. You're listening to ''Super Mario Compact Disco''. Kick it!"''
->Debut: ''Super Mario Land''

Daisy made her first appearance in the Game Boy game ''Super Mario Land'' as Princess Peach's analogue in Sarasaland. Though she hasn't appeared in a main, storyline game since her debut, Daisy pops up frequently in the Mario Sports and ''Mario Party'' titles. She is friends with Princess Peach and [[ImpliedLoveInterest has been believed to be romantically involved with Luigi.]]

Tropes associated with Daisy:
* ActionGirl: While Daisy has yet to fight any major villains like Peach has, she's more proactive when it comes to sports.
* AmericanAccents: Tomboyish slang and sometimes even [[TotallyRadical ghetto slang]].
* AscendedExtra: Originally considered Peach's [[{{Expy}} look-alike]], she now has [[DivergentCharacterEvolution her own]] set of recognizable traits.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioStrikers'' and ''VideoGame/MarioStrikersCharged''.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Peach is the blonde, Pauline is the brunette, and Daisy is the redhead.
* CuteBruiser: Like every other playable character in the ''Mario Party'' series, she participates in several mini games that require the characters to brawl with one another. As mentioned in DamselOutOfDistress, even outside the minigames she's shown to be physically strong enough to send even ''Bowser'' [[TwinkleInTheSky flying into the sky]] with a single slap!
* DamselInDistress: ''Super Mario Land'' only.
** DamselOutOfDistress: In ''Mario Party 3'', Bowser attempts to get in everyone's way before the Beauty Star Stamp battle. What does Daisy do in response? ''She slaps him so hard he goes flying and becomes a TwinkleInTheSky.'' And people wonder why Bowser goes only for Peach...
* DishingOutDirt: She appears to have some level of control over crystals.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Used to look almost exactly [[PaletteSwap like a recolored Peach]] [[{{Expy}} and acted a lot like her too]], to the point that in ''Super Mario Land'' she even had [[DamselInDistress the same plot role that Peach usually has in the platformers]]. She only started to truly diverge from Peach and become a TomboyPrincess years after her initial introduction.
* {{Expy}}: Started out as this for Peach, right down to being a damsel in [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand her debut game]], but has since changed into a very different character.
** {{ExpositoryHairstyleChange}}: She also used to have very long hair that was nearly identical to Peach's. One of the first signs that she was beginning to become her own person was when her character design was overhauled and she got her trademark, shorter flipped hair.
* FieryRedhead: It's more of a reddish brown, but it's close enough and she certainly [[GenkiGirl has the]] [[HotBlooded personality]] for it.
* FlowerMotifs: As a counterpart to Peach's heart motifs.
* GenkiGirl: She definitely has a lot of energy to spare, ''especially'' once Deanna Mustard started voicing her.
%%* GreenThumb
* HeroesWantRedheads: Luigi is confirmed to have a crush on her, though he doesn't appear to have any intention to act on it.
* HotBlooded: Once Deanna Mustard started voicing her, she became ''very'' easily excitable, and is ''extremely'' [[NoIndoorVoice vocal with it]]. Just try playing as her in Mario Kart - she'll spend most of the race yelling.
* InformedAttribute: Her tomboyishness in some games, such as ''Mario Party 3'', where her whole character revolves around her pride of being "the fairest of them all."
* JackOfAllStats: Interesting in that she is usually a specialty character; but her specialty is different for each activity. Notably she's a speed character in Mario and Sonic at the Olympics.
%%* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: With Luigi.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is Daisy, which matches her {{Flower Motif}}s.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Sends Bowser [[ATwinkleintheSky flying]] with a ''single slap''.
* NoIndoorVoice: Very rarely will you hear Daisy say anything without shouting it out loud.
* OddFriendship: Daisy is officially good friends with Mario as well as Birdo. Although her friendship with Mario might not seem odd at first, when you consider her debut appearance showed her in a romantic situation with him, and then you remember now she is his brother's strongly hinted love-interest, as well as his not-love-interest's best friend, it feels a little weird when you put all this together.
%%* OneOfTheBoys
* PairTheSpares: Obviously with Luigi.
%%* PetalPower
* PimpedOutDress: Despite being characterized as a tomboy, she's often depicted with her orange floofy dress.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: In ''Mario Party 3'': "When it comes to beauty, there's no denying Daisy is fairest of all! There's no need to battle."
%%* ShortTank
* TheRival: Daisy might give Peach much-needed female companionship, but just as the most likely reason they are even friends, the same reasoning is applied to any moments the two rival one another in spin-off games.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The {{Tomboy}} to Peach's girly girl.
* TomboyPrincess: Her ''Mario Strikers'' incarnation provides the page image right now.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: And it's a ''really'' big girly streak too. In many of the games that she appears in, it's not apparent that she's a tomboy at all [[InformedAttribute unless you've already been told about it]]. She wears a dress that's nearly as girly as Peach's (and the only reason that it ''isn't'' is because [[PinkIsFeminine the color's yellow rather than pink]]), she has a [[FlowerMotifs flower motif]] on all of her outfits, and she prides herself as being "the fairest of them all". Her ''Mario Super Sluggers'' collectible card info [[LampshadeHanging pretty much defines this trope:]] "Daisy may be a tough girl, but she still likes to make things pretty."
* WhoWearsShortShorts: In many of the sports titles.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rosalina]]
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->''"I will watch over you from beyond the stars."''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''

Once, Rosalina was a young girl living on the Mushroom World, but she found an old spaceship with a Luma (a living star-person) inside. Together, they traveled across the universe, and as she grew older, to fill the void left by the loss of her mother, Rosalina adopted the Lumas as her own children. She built the Comet Observatory to travel the space lanes and keep them safe, and returns to check up on her planet of birth once a century. She aided Mario during Bowser's ill-fated attempt at conquering space. In Japan, her name is Rosetta.

Tropes associated with Rosalina:
* ActionMom: Adoptive mother of the Lumas; and as ''Super Mario 3D World'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' show, a capable fighter.
* TheAgeless: Was a little girl once, supposedly. So she might have aged in the past but otherwise has an incalculable lifespan. How she got that way is open to interpretation.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Similar to Princess Peach. Rosalina appears to be, or once was, a human, but it isn't known what she is now. She seems to have some kind of magical/godlike powers, as opposed to the other protagonists who tend to fall more into BadassNormal territory.
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: How she explains her backstory.
* BadassAdorable: Her elegant looks and soft-spoken kind nature say adorable; her capabilities when taking an active role say badass.
* BarrierWarrior:
** Trying to jump on her will prompt a protective bubble to surround her.
** The Comet Observatory's appearance as a comet from afar is actually Rosalina surrounding it in a massive barrier as it goes to warp speed. [[spoiler:She uses this to ''cut through Bowser's space fleet like a knife through butter'' in the finale of ''Super Mario Galaxy''.]]
* BigGood: In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', being the protector of the cosmos and the one that guides Mario towards Bowser.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Her quest to help the Luma find its mother rips her away from her own family and she soon breaks down after years of not seeing them with only Luma for company. Also, her mother could be dead, depending on the interpretation of her being "asleep underneath the tree on the hill."]]
* DemotedToExtra: She's absent from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', save for the look-a-like Cosmic Spirit [[spoiler:and the game's ending if 120 stars are collected... where she narrates Mario and Luigi's attempts to get green stars. Upon getting all the Green Stars, and beating the level that unlocks twice (Second time under Daredevil rules) She'll present Mario/Luigi with the final star and join them on Starship Mario]]. She also sends letters to the Baby Luma that travel to Mario throughout the game. However, the letters aren't signed in any way, though the player is hinted to her identity via familiar laughter.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', due to being playable, Bowser and any one of his troops can kill her. The same goes for her ''Smash Bros.'' opponents.
* DramaQueen: She takes golf [[MundaneMadeAwesome rather]] [[SeriousBusiness seriously]] in ''VideoGame/MarioGolf World Tour''. Scoring over par on a single hole makes her faint dramatically, while scoring under makes her create a new galaxy in celebration.
* DubNameChange: One of the few characters in the Mario series who has a different name in 8 languages: Rozetta in Japanese, Harmonie in French, Estela in Spanish, Rosalinda in Italian, Rozalina in Russian, Rojelina in Korean and Lujojieta in Chinese.
* EternalRecurrence: [[spoiler: She has witnessed the death and rebirth of the universe several times. She says the process never repeats itself quite the same way twice.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: She designed and built the Comet Observatory, with help from the Lumas.
* GlacierWaif:
** In ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii'', she's classified as a heavyweight despite her waifish (albeit very tall) build.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', she's slower than even Peach, but her Spin Attack enables her to defeat enemies much more easily than the other characters.
** In ''VideoGame/MarioGolf: World Tour'', her drive is the second longest of any character. Only Bowser's is longer.
* GravityMaster: ''Super Smash Bros.'' shows her capable of attracting items towards her, and also explains her ability to fly as an anti-gravity effect.
* HappyFlashback: Once the Library opens up, Rosalina tells her story to the Lumas, recalling the first Luma she met and took in.
* HiddenDepths: Despite her elegant, soft-spoken manner, ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii'' reveals that Rosalina has a passion for motorcycles.
* TheHighQueen: She technically has no kingdom but she does have authority and seems to have been using it justly and with competence.
* MissingMom: In her effort to help the Lumas find their mother she lost contact with her own.
%%* MysticalWaif:
* NotSoStoic: After her dignified role in ''Galaxy 1'', her appearances in ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' show that she also knows how to let herself go and have some fun.
* ParentalSubstitute: Ever since she was a little girl, she had been taking care of the Lumas, especially since the first one she met was looking for its mother.
* PeekABangs: He right eye is covered by a big bang of hair.
* PimpedOutDress: Not to the extent of Peach, but her cyan dress still has some elements to it, like the star motif. ''Super Smash Bros.'' takes it further by adding glittery star-shapes on the bottom of it.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: As an NPC, she can form barriers around herself and others to protect them from harm. As a player character, she can be killed by a Goomba.
* PowerEchoes: In ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' and the ''Super Mario Galaxy'' games. In ''3D World'', her voice loses the echo.
* PowerFloats: She's almost constantly floating, sometimes even when standing still.
* PromotedToPlayable: Becomes an unlockable driver in ''Mario Kart'' titles. She's also an unlockable character in ''Super Mario 3D World'' and playable in ''Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS''
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She may look only a little older than Peach, but she's mentioned that her real age is at least in the realm of ''centuries''.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: While she's not suggested to come from any royal bloodline, and neither is given a royal title, her role as the protector/mother of the cosmos is shown as similar, and she's depicted as very competent at her duty. Taken further in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' and ''Super Smash Bros'', where she takes an even more active role as a playable character.
* StatuesqueStunner: Quite pretty and a head taller than Peach. She's big enough to be counted among the heavyweight characters. Depending how you run the numbers, Rosalina stands anywhere between 6'06" tall to ''7'07"''.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: She teleported herself to the Gateway Galaxy, along with a small castle.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Contrasting with Peach's pink, her cyan dress is nonetheless very elegant and feminine.
* UnexpectedCharacter: No one expected the ''Mario'' series to gain another playable charcter in ''Smash Bros.'', let alone her. Her baby form in ''Mario Kart 8'' also counts.
* VagueAge: She is known to be very old, but her appearance and voice give off a vibe of youth and age somehow.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Lumas]]
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-> Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''

These star-shaped childlike creatures are found throughout the universe, but mainly reside in the Comet Observatory, where they acknowledge Rosalina as their "mama". They are eventually destined to transform into various objects, from Power Stars to small planetoids to ''entire galaxies''.

Notable Lumas:
* '''[[ADogNamedDog Luma]]''': A silver-peach colored Luma who gives Mario the ability to Star Spin. He is the first Luma that Mario meets
* '''Polari''': A Black Luma who acts as Rosalina's main assistant in caring for the Lumas.
* '''Lubba''': A large purple Luma who builds [[{{Faceship}} Starship Mario]] and acts as the Lumas' leader in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
* '''Lumalee''': A light blue Luma who runs the Luma Shop, where Mario can buy a Life Mushroom or a 1-Up. She transforms into whatever Mario chooses for him to eat, but she continuously improves.
* '''Co-star Luma''': In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', a second player could take control of an orange Luma that follows Mario around and can attack enemies and deliver items to him.

Tropes applying to the Lumas:

* ADogNamedDog: Luma, of course.
* BigEater: Hungry Lumas must be fed many Star Bits to get them to transform.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The generic Lumas have various purposes according to their color.
** Yellow: Transforms into Sling Stars or Launch Stars
** Blue: Transforms into a chain of Pull Stars
** Red: Guards the Red Star, which gives Mario the ability to fly
** Green: Guardians of the Trial Galaxies, they transform to launch Mario into them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lubba
* HappilyAdopted: The Lumas have this opinion of Rosalina.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:All Lumas throw themselves into the black hole in Bowser's galaxy to neutralize it and recreate the universe. Mario's Luma is shown in TheStinger to have survived.]]
* PungeonMaster: Lubba
* [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]]: Just look at those big sweet oval eyes and teeny round bodies! Further magnified once you hear their voices - they sound ''adorable''. They also call Rosalina her mother and will treat her as such, which ups the cute factor even ''more'' by making them seem just like little children!
* [[StarfishAlien Star-shaped Alien]]
* SuperEmpowering: Mario's Luma gives him the ability to Star Spin.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Star Bits
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Lumas have the ability to transform into various objects, from useful items to planets and galaxies. See ColorCodedForYourConvenience.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pauline]]
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->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''

Mario's first girlfriend and a celebrity of some sort. Many years ago, Pauline was kidnapped by VideoGame/DonkeyKong, but Mario rescued her in his very first adventure. Her current relationship with Mario is unclear, though they remain good friends. Although Donkey Kong ''still'' causes trouble for her from time to time, she holds no hard feelings for the big ape.

Tropes associated with Pauline:
* TheArtifact: Her original role as Mario's girlfriend has been downplayed ever since the introduction of Peach (with the newer games since ''Donkey Kong '94'' only describing her as "[[JustFriends Mario's friend]]"). She still stuck around for the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, but only because their rivalry originally revolved around her.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Peach is the blonde, Pauline is the brunette, and Daisy is the redhead.
** AdaptationDyeJob: Was originally a blonde in the arcade and NES versions of ''Donkey Kong''. She became a brunette starting with the 1994 Game Boy version, probably to distinguish her from Peach.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Went missing for practically a decade since the release of the NES ''Pinball'' game in 1984 until returning in ''Donkey Kong '94'' with a new look. Then she went missing again for ''another'' decade until ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2'' in 2006. Fortunately for her, she stuck around after her second comeback thanks to the fact that Mario vs. Donkey Kong games became a spinoff series of its own.
* DamselInDistress: The first in the series.
* JustFriends: With Mario in the second ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' game.
* NoNameGiven: At first, in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', she was simply known as "the lady" until the NES release named her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mini Marios]]
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->Debut: ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong''

A group of friendly little Mario-shaped robots created by the Mario Toy Company. The Mini Marios are popular toys that Mario has also used to help him in some of his adventures. There are also Mini Peaches, Mini Toads, Mini Franchise/{{Donkey Kong}}s, and Mini Paulines.

Tropes associated with the Mini Marios:
* BadassAdorable: So very much.
* DropTheHammer: They can [[DualWielding dual wield]] them.
* FunSize: Provides the trope image.
* OneHitPointWonder
* RedshirtArmy
* [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter RidiculouslyCuteRobots]]
* RobotBuddy
* RobotMe
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professor Elvin Gadd]]
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->''"Tonight I'll make an old family recipe. Pickled dandelions with barnacles in a diesel marinade!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''

Elvin Gadd is a friendly, absentminded scientist who helps the Mario Bros. with his many inventions, including the FLUDD pack and Bowser Jr's magic brush (''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'') and Luigi's Poltergust 3000 Ghost vacuum (''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''). He also has smaller roles in a lot of the [=RPG=] titles, providing backup with even more inventions. His name in the Japanese version of the games is "Oya Ma" ("Oh my!").

Tropes associated with the Professor:
* AbsentMindedProfessor
* CoolOldGuy
* GadgeteerGenius: Just about any unusual tech in the Kingdom comes from his lab.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's the shortest human character, beign more on par with Toad's size.
* MissionControl: In the ''Luigi's Mansion'' games.
* NerdGlasses
* TheProfessor
* PunnyName: E. Gadd
* SpeakingSimlish: "Siki-siki! Medabe!"
* TechnoBabble
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Metal Mario]]
-> ''"Metal Mario... the best!"''
->Debut: ''Super Mario 64'' as a powerup, ''Super Smash Bros.'' as an individual character.

[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-MetalMario_MK7_5075.jpg]]
Mario's metallic counterpart. Very little is known about him, except for his rather cocky personality in ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7''.

Tropes associated with Metal Mario:
* AlliterativeName
* ChromeChampion: Its Mario! But metal!
* DistaffCounterpart: gets one in ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' with Pink Gold Peach, a metallic doppelganger of Peach.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7'' suggests he's an entirely different character from normal Mario. Taken further in ''Mario Kart 8'', where he says "Mia Mamma" instead of "Mamma Mia".
* MiniBoss: He's the toughest opponent before Master Hand in ''Super Smash Bros''.
* TheRival: If playing as Mario in ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7'', Metal Mario will always be the first rival.
* SecretCharacter: He's one on the many QR characters in ''VideoGame/MarioTennis Open''
* SmugSmiler: He's pretty smug, as shown in his artwork. His voice clips in ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7'' are also fairly condescending.
* UnskilledButStrong: In ''VideoGame/MarioGolf 64'' and ''Mario Tennis Open''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nabbit]]
-> ''"Hee hee hee!"''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' (NPC), ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU'' (playable)

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nabbitnsmbu_6464.png]]
A rabbit-like thief who first appears in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'', where he steals items from Toad Houses and the Mario Bros. have to chase him through various levels to capture him and get them back. In ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU'', he's PromotedToPlayable as the fourth character available for multiplayer.

* AscendedExtra: From pest to playable character in a main series game, an honor only shared by five others.
* BlatantBurglar
* EverythingsBetterWithBunnies
* GetBackHereBoss: You have to chase him through levels to reclaim the item's he's stolen.
* GigglingVillain
* GodWasMyCopilot: If you complete the last level of ''New Super Luigi U'' in singleplayer as Nabbit, Luigi will rescue Peach as Nabbit secretly looks on, hinting that this trope was in effect.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He joins Luigi and the Toads' quest to rescue Peach in ''New Super Luigi U'', but he can still be seen stealing items from Toad Houses anyway.
* MythologyGag: He wears a bandanna identical to the one Bowser Jr. started wearing after ''SuperMarioSunshine''.
* NighInvulnerable: See "SkillGateCharacter'' below.
* RascallyRabbit: He never does anything particularly heinous, but he's still a thief.
* SecretCharacter: Pressing "ZL" on the Wii U Gamepad when choosing a level in ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU'' will allow you to play as him in single player.
* SkillGateCharacter: In ''New Super Luigi U'', Nabbit is functionally ''invulnerable'' and able to pass through most obstacles and enemies with ease. This is, of course, for the sake of younger or otherwise inexperienced players, because New Super Luigi U is [[NintendoHard HAAAAARRRD]]. Collecting power ups as Nabbit will also grant extra lives.
* ThiefBag: He carries his ill gotten gains in one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Sprixies]]
->Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''

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A fairy-like race inhabiting the Sprixie Kingdom and led by the Sprixie Princess, they all get put under Bowser's subjugation when he invades their land.

* {{Expy}}: They bear an uncanny resemblance to Wanda, a character from ''Wario´s Woods'', and the Subcons, the fairies that needed to be rescued in ''Super Mario Bros. 2''.
* DamselInDistress: Since Peach is a playable character in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', they're the ones you have to rescue from Bowser.
* {{Portmanteau}}: Of "Sprite" and "Pixie."
* RainbowMotif: Each of the sprixies are in a color of the rainbow.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They are pretty adorable.
* SpeakingSimlish: At least the green one does in the game's intro cutscene.
* WrenchWench: They seem to be very skilled in building stuff from clear pipes to rocket ships. Perhaps this was the reason why they're captured by Bowser.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Plessie]]
->Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/plessie_artwork_super_mario_3d_world_8695.png]]
A semi-aquatic dinosaur who can carry Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad on its back as it swims through river levels.

* AmbiguousGender: It could be male, female, or even conceivably genderless if its species is a relative of the Yoshis.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: A really big dinosaur (although plesiosaurs aren't really dinosaurs biologically speaking)
* MixAndMatchCritters: Resembles a plesiosaurus[=/=]LochNessMonster (aquatic, names resembles "plesiosaurus" and "Nessie"), a seal (has seal-like bark and flippers) and a Yoshi (gives Mario and friends a ride).
* PowerUpMount: Big enough for 4 players.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[=NPCs=] (debuting in ''Super Mario 64'')]]
!!Bob-omb Buddy
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bob-OmbBuddy_2241.png]]

These friendly peace-loving pink Bob-ombs are not blast-happy like the "normal" black Bob-ombs and will help Mario with cannons and locating red coins.

Tropes associated with Bob-omb Buddies:
* ActionBomb
* CartoonBomb: A living example, just like all Bob-ombs.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Whereas the black Bob-ombs are bad and will try to harm Mario, the pink Bob-ombs are good and will help Mario by letting him use their cannons (and also show where the red coins are in the DS version).
* CuteMachines: Maybe. It isn't really clear if Bob-ombs are automatons or living beings.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Bob-ombs are normally trying to hurt Mario and friends, but these Pink ones are friendly.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Bombs Are Pink]]: Although they are living bombs and almost always found manning cannons, they are a peaceful race and won't blow themselves up around you.
* [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Little Bomb Thing]]

!!Dorrie
[[quoteright:205:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dorrie_7476.png]]

A large SeaMonster who helps Mario reach otherwise difficult areas.

Tropes associated with Dorrie:
* TheAloner: In MarioParty Advance, he reveals that he can't make any friends, as "No one wants to be friends with a dinosaur". [[spoiler: That is until he meets Yoshi]].
* TheCameo. Mostly in the MarioParty series. There are boats (called "Dorrie Boats") modeled after him in "Right Oar Left", pool toys in "Tug-O-Dorrie", and he makes a full appearance in "Dorrie Dip".
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Specifically a plesiosaur, but a sign near a door calls him a "[[DinosaursAreDragons sea dragon]]"
* EyeGlasses: He wears a pair in the VideoGameRemake. They may be swimming goggles.
* GentleGiant
* NiceHat: He wears Wario's hat in the VideoGameRemake.
* StockNessMonster
* PowerupMount: Despite appearing in a game ''with'' Yoshi, Dorrie is more or less one of these.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The only way to control Dorrie is to ''pound on his back'' to make him lower his head. The squealing sound he makes when he does this extends on this.

!!Headless Snowman
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/headless_snowman_2368.png]]
->''"I need a good head on my shoulders."''

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A snowman without a head]]. If you help him, he will gratefully give you a star.

Tropes associated with the Headless Snowman:
* ImMelting: His old body melted before the events of the game, leaving him as just a head.
* {{Snowlems}}

!!Hoot
[[quoteright:170:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hoottheowl_5860.png]]

A tired owl who will give Mario a ride around whatever areas he can be found in. Handy for getting places quickly.

Tropes associated with Hoot:
* DiurnalNocturnalAnimal: {{Justified|Trope}}: Hoot says that he '''should''' be sleeping during the day, but he wakes up when someone climbs his tree.
* TheGamblingAddict: He gets addicted to Roulette in MarioParty Advance.
* PowerupMount: Again, more or less.
* VideoGameFlight

!!Koopa the Quick
[[quoteright:154:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/koopa_the_quick_3555.png]]

An outgoing Koopa Troopa who lives to race. If Mario defeats him, the Koopa will reward the hero with a star.

Tropes associated with Koopa the Quick:
* GiantMook: Subverted as you can't kill him, nor will he try to attack you.
** Except in Little Island, where you can get to squish him when you get larger there.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch
* RacingMiniGame
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: In the remake, Koopa the Quick will refuse to race anyone other than Mario. The only way to challenge him to race as a different character is to wear Mario's hat, which will change your appearance.

!!Lakitu Bros.
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lakitu_bros_7969.jpg]]
->''"For now, reporting live, this has been the Lakitu Bros. "''

The cameramen (cameraturtles?) who film the whole adventure.

Tropes associated with the Lakitu Bros:
* BehindTheBlack: The only other time you see him is in the mirror room near Snowman's Land.
* CameraScrew
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch

!!Penguins
[[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/penguins_sm64_1114.png]]

Several penguins are featured in the game---a baby named Tuxie, her mother, a penguin that races you (for a star, of course), and another baby. If Mario brings the lost Baby Tuxie back to her mother, he receives (you guessed it!) a Power Star. Another Penguin appears in Snowman's Land, who may or may not be one of the aforementioned characters.

Tropes associated with the penguins:
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins
* FetchQuest: Find Tuxie and bring her back to her mother.
* NoNameGiven: Tuxie is the only one named.
* RacingMiniGame
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Despite being annoying to some people, Tuxie, the other baby, and even the Mother Penguin and the other big penguin are downright ''adorable'', especially in the DS version of the game with them being rounder and less blocky (as a result of the more advanced graphics).
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Yes, you can actually drop both Tuxie and the other baby penguin off the cliff.
** And if you use a cheat code on the N64 version, you can drop the mother penguin off the cliff as well.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: PlayedForLaughs, Tuxie's mother knows which one her baby is (because she "has [her] beak"), despite both baby penguins looking exactly alike.

!!MIPS
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mipstherabbit_975.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:150:I'm late, so late, I must make haste!]]

MIPS is a small golden rabbit found in the basement of SuperMario64.

* AscendedExtra: He and many more rabbits appear in [[VideoGameRemake Super Mario 64 DS]], although this time to give keys to {{Mini Game}}s.
* AliceAllusion: Some of MIPS' lines reference the white rabbit from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland.''
* AuthorAppeal: MIPS was one of the first things programmed into the game, however they kept him in because [[RuleOfCute the developers liked him so much]].
* BasementDweller: Literally, the basement is the only place you find him.
* TheCameo: He makes an appearance in MarioParty 3's Woody Woods, among other rabbits.
* EverythingsBetterWithBunnies
* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: Averted, he's more of a goldish-yellow. You do have to follow this little booger around to get his Power Star.
* MeaningfulName: MIPS is a type of CPU, which is the kind that the N64 has.
* RaymanianLimbs: He has no arms. Although that's probably because, even if he did have arms, you wouldn't be able to see them anyway due to his small model.
* RascallyRabbit: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Even though he's [[NintendoHard very hard to catch]], it is possible to catch him.
* SequenceBreaking: He is part of a glitch where if Mario holds him and puts him down near a wall, they will both clip through the wall.
* SuperSpeed: As a rabbit, he's very fast, although there are a few strategies to catch him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[=NPCs=] (debuting in ''Super Mario Sunshine'')]]
!!Piantas
[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/piantas_9173.jpg]]

A race of large, fruitlike natives to Isle Delfino.

Tropes associated with the Piantas:
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Seems to be a common theme among different races in the Mario universe...
* CityGuards: A pair of cops who mostly stand around and yell at you.
* InvulnerableCivilians: Subverted, they can sink in goop and need to be rescued.
* KangarooCourt: Their trial for Mario makes almost no sense, and they hardly have any evidence!
* RecurringTraveler: A few Piantas appear in different areas. {{Justified|Trope}}, since they all live on the island.
* RedundantResearcher: Played with. A Pianta professor serves as a MrExposition to Mario and gives him some info on the Sand Bird...which then flies away before said professor can do any research on it.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Inverted. In ''Sunshine'', they all spoke in full dialogue, but in ''Galaxy 2'' and in the spinoffs, they communicate with VoiceGrunting instead.

!!Nokis
[[quoteright:199:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noki_4300.png]]

A smaller, gentler race of shellike people.

Tropes associated with the Nokis:
* ApatheticCitizens: Averted, as they are the some of the few pro-active characters in the game. This is contrasted with the Piantas, who expect Mario to do all the heavy lifting.
* {{Expy}}: They're short [=NPCs=], much like Toads (see above).
* {{Foil}}: Towards the Piantas, who are big, stupid and lazy. The Nokis on the other hand are small, smart and active.
* GirlishPigtails: Some of the female Nokis have a pair of conch shells on their heads that resemble pigtails.
* MeaningfulName: "Noki" is Italian for shell, since they evolved from shellfish.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Race]]: In ''Sunshine'', they seem to be the only natives on the island to know that Mario is not responsible for the rampant pollution and actually try to help him clear his name.

!!Il Piantissimo
[[quoteright:110:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/il_piantissimo_6764.jpg]]

A mysterious man who is disguised as a Pianta who challenges Mario to races across the island.

Tropes associated with Il Piantissamo:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* {{Expy}}: He provides the same function as Koopa the Quick.
** When looked underneath his mask, Piantissamo looks identical to the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Running Man]], but with darker skin. (See [[http://tcrf.net/File:PiantissimounmaskedSMS.png this image]].)
* GratuitousItalian: His name, though when he actually talks it's all in the language the game is being played in.
* RacingMiniGame

!!Sunflowers
[[quoteright:285:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sunflowers_6522.png]]

A group of friendly flowers who were briefly plagued by Snooze-a-Koopas until Mario saved them. They are naturally cheerful and will provide coins if watered.

Tropes associated with the Sunflowers:
* TheCameo: They make an appearance in ''Mario Kart: Double Dash''.
* LargeAndInCharge: The Great Sunflower, who is the largest and oldest of the Sunflowers.
* MeaningfulName
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SunnySunflowerDisposition: Naturally!
[[/folder]]

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