A list of characters that describes Mario's various allies from across the Mushroom Kingdom.
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[[folder:Princess Peach]]
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->''"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 (''Videogame/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 [[ComicBook/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. This trope has been off and on a lot, with her sometimes joining Mario and Luigi on their adventures in Party, Racing and Sports games, fighting to save the world alongside them in Super Paper Mario, and being an individual fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series.
* 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.
* DubNameChange: Usually referred to as Princess Toadstool outside Japan, at least originally. After the release of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', she would almost exclusively be known as Princess Peach practically everywhere with the exception of certain re-released materal. Oddly enough, one episode of the SuperMarioBrosSuperShow has her say "Princess P. to the rescue!" An official in-universe explanation for the different name was supposedly given on a defunct Nintendo of Europe website - her full name is actually Peach Toadstool (of course, said source is dubious at best when it was also said to claim Mario and Luigi's last names were Mario).
%% ZeroContextExample * 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 dresses 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.
* HypercompetentSidekick: It's stated in a couple of [[ExpandedUniverse side sources]] that she's not actually the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, her father is. He, however, is a blathering idiot, so she makes most of the actual decisions. This hasn't come up in years.
* 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]].
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Still wears her traditional pink dress and crown in the games when she's fighting, such as Super Princess Peach, Super Paper Mario, and the Super Smash Bros. games.
* 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: 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 coin 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. She also helps out in each of the ''Paper Mario'' games. The first game has her actively trying to escape Bowser's clutches, the second has her sending information to Mario, and she's PromotedToPlayable in the third.
* 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.
* TheTrickster: While never really emphasized, the ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series likes to suggest Princess Peach is prone to ruthlessly messing with other players to advantage herself. Her favorite item in ''Mario Party 2'' and ''3'' is the Plunder Chest, which randomly selects an opponent and steals their item[[note]]She doesn't mind having to purchase them from the Baby Bowsers in 3, even[[/note]].
* 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.
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[[folder:The Toads]]
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->''"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 (''Videogame/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 sibling, 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:

* AdventurerOutfit: The Toad Brigade members and Toadette wear them in ''Treasure Tracker''.
* AscendedExtra: Toadette was mostly seen in various Mario spinoff games such as ''Mario Party'' and ''Mario Kart''. In ''VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker'', she along with Captain Toad are the main characters of the game.
* AlwaysLawfulGood: The series has yet to feature an evil Toad.
* BadassAdorable: Toads are for the most part cowardly, but some of them ([[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii Yellow Toad]] [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU and]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld Blue Toad]]) join with the Mario Bros in their adventures and prove themselves capable.
* BizarreAlienReproduction: In spite of what appearance say otherwise, WordOfGod says they're sexless (including Toads who specifically look like a specific gender such as Toadette). The fact that this raises a couple of questions (including how they reproduce) implies that this trope's in effect for the Toads.
* 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.
** The purple Toad member from the Toad Brigade appears to be missing from ''VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker'', having been replaced by Toadette.
* 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 is a subversion, according to WordOfGod - Toads in general are actually sexless, but take on characteristics of each gender.
* 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''
* {{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.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Almost all Toads look alike, with the most notable exceptions of Toadsworth and several seemingly female toads. This obviously has lead to a lot of confusion over which Toad is ''the'' Toad and if Captain Toad is the same character, especially when two or more red spotted blue jacket toads appear at once. The Prima guides have said they're the same while Nintendo considers them to be different entities. Further complicating matters, the sources that treat Captain Toad as separate from Toad treat the blue-capped Toad in ''3D World'' as ''the'' Toad.
* {{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.
** CowardlyLion: On the occasions that Toads are playable.
* MushroomMan: The entire species, although only by coincidental appearance (according to WordOfGod).
* NoBiologicalSex: According to Nintendo, the Toads are actually a sexless race that take on gendered characteristics. This may explain a lot. Or not.
* NoNameGiven: The Blue and Yellow Toads.
* NonIndicativeName: The Toad trophy ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS'' points out that they have no relation to FrogsAndToads.
-->"What's that? [=ToadSTOOLS=]? ...That makes more sense."
* OldRetainer: Toadsworth is one to Peach.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Toadette wears a lot of pink and is the only recurring Toad to be treated as female.
* PlanetOfHats: Species Of Mushroom Headpieces.
* 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. (Well, Captain Toad and Toadette can in ''Treasure Tracker'', but they have to work for it.)
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The entire Toad species including Toadette and Toadsworth.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Toadette is special because... She looks like a girl Toad? Okay then... In the [=RPG=]s however, there are many other 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.
** Toadette, since her debut in ''Mario Kart: Double Dash!!''. Her voice sounded more energetic and high pitched until ''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'',''Mario Golf: World Tour'', and ''Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker''.
* WeakButSkilled: In his stages in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' as well as ''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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->''"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: ''Yoshi's Island'' 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.
* DoubleJump:
** Since ''Yoshi's Island'', 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.
* 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 Yoshis look alike except for color. It's hard to tell ''the'' Green Yoshi from ''Super Mario World''/the roof of ''Super Mario 64''/the sports and spinoffs from the multiple rideable Yoshis in the other platformers and the ''Yoshi's Island'' series.
%% ZeroContextExample * InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons:
* 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 ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee'' (when set to Japanese), Yoshis are neither male nor female, and can reproduce asexually. This is also reiterated by [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Otacon]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.
* 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 this time. 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: This was their original role, and it has been their role in many games since then.
* 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''.
** Other than that, he's usually at least as fast as Luigi - He's even classified as a Speed character in MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames, though he is quite a bit slower than the other speed characters.
* 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 the events of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' (where Yoshi himself is needed to translate for them).
* VariableMix: In any game where he can be ridden, there will always be a drum beat added to the music when he's mounted.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: 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.
* TheVoiceless: He has spoken the human tongue in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and a few other games, yet all we get are drum beats, PokemonSpeak & BabyTalk.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Princess Daisy]]
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[[caption-width-right:299:Hi, I'm Daisy!]]
->''"Yo, this is Princess Daisy. You're listening to ''Super Mario Compact Disco''. Kick it!"''
->Debut: ''Super Mario Land''
->Voiced by: Kate Flemming (''Mario Tennis 64''), Jen Taylor (2000-2003), Deanna Mustard (2003-present)
->Portrayed by: Samantha Mathis ([[Film/SuperMarioBros live-action film]])

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 ''Mario Party'', sports titles and other spinoffs. 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.
** {{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 suggested to have a crush on her, though he doesn't appear 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
* SuperSpeed: According to some spin-offs, Daisy is outright ''the'' fastest Mario character.
* 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]]
[[quoteright:264:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rosalina.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:345:May the stars shine down on you...]]
->''"I will watch over you from beyond the stars."''
->Debut: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''
->Voiced by (English): Mercedes Rose (2007-2010) Kerri Kane (2011-2014), Laura Faye Smith (2013-present)

Once, Rosalina was a young girl living on (the Mario version of) earth, 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, after the [[MeaningfulName type of orbit]].

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 Luma (the one that travels with 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: Her right eye is covered by a big bang of hair.
* 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.
* SimpleYetOpulent: While some games will happily give Peach petticoats and frills galore, Rosalina's cyan gown gets, at the most, [[SuperSmashBros a star motif]] added on.
* 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]]
[[quoteright:190:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Luma_7347.png]]
-> 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: 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]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pauline.jpg]]
->Debut: ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''

Many years ago, Pauline was kidnapped by VideoGame/DonkeyKong, but Mario rescued her in his very first adventure. Her relationship with Mario was unclear, although they are currently said to merely be [[JustFriends close 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:
* AdaptationDyeJob: Was originally a blonde in the arcade version ''Donkey Kong'' and of its most home ports. She became a brunette starting with the 1994 Game Boy game of the same name, probably to distinguish her from Peach.
* TheArtifact: Her original role as Mario's love interest has been downplayed ever since the introduction of Peach. 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.
* 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: March of the Minis'' in 2006. Fortunately for her, she stuck around after her second comeback thanks to the fact that the ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' games became a spinoff series of its own.
* DamselInDistress: The first in the series.
* JustFriends: With Mario, although the relationship has been confused to say the least. She had no explicit relation to Mario in the original arcade version (outside the heart of affection that appears at the end of the fourth screen), then some home ports called her his girlfriend to expand the minimalist plot. Her portrayal as of the Game Boy game merely harkens back to her arcade roots, where her connection to the hero was intended to be ambiguous to the player.
* NoNameGiven: At first, in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', she was simply known as "the lady" until ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade'' named her, which carried over to the English version of the NES release. Evidently, Japan didn't receive the memo until the 1994 Game Boy game.
[[/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''
->Voiced by: Kazumi Totaka

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
* BootstrappedLeitmotif: Whenever he appears he tends to be followed by the Leitmotif that used to be the ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''.
%% ZeroContextExample * CoolOldGuy
* ContinuityNod: Bowser Jr. mentions that he received his magic paintbrush from "a strange old man in a white coat," and indeed, the brush bears his logo on it. Exactly what went on between the two, or why he would even invent such an obviously malicious device to begin with, has yet to be explained.
* DubNameChange: A rarity among video game characters, E. Gadd has his own name in no less than ''eleven'' languages.
** As noted above, his original Japanese name is "Oya Ma", which means "oh my!".
** In French, he's called "Karl Tastroff" (or K. Tastroff, a pun on "catastrophe").
** In Spanish, he's called "Professor Fesor" in Iberia.
** The Latinos know him as "D. Sastre", a pun on "desastre" (disaster).
** His German name is "Immanuel Gidd" (or I. Gidd, a pun on "igitt", an exclamation of disgust).
** In Italian, he's called "Strambic", a pun on "strambo" (strange).
** The Dutch know him as "Klemens Wibus" (or "K. Wibus" (strange man) for short).
** The Portuguese know him as "Anacleto Luado" (or "A. Luado" (lunatic) for short).
** His Russian name is "P. U. Galtin", a pun on "pugat" (to scare).
** His Korean name is "Aratta Baksa", which comes from "aratda" (all right) and "baksa" (doctor).
** In Chinese, he's known as "Āiyō•wi Bsh", which comes from the words for "uh-oh!", "hey!", and "professor".
* 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.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', he mentions having sold off King Boo's painting, which is heavily implied to have contributed to his escape.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses
* TheProfessor
* PunnyName: E. Gadd, as well as his various localised names.
* SpeakingSimlish: "Siki-siki! Medabe!"
%% ZeroContextExample * 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: It's 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:Mini Marios]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mini-Marios_5245.png]]
->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:
%% ZeroContextExample * BadassAdorable: So very much.
* DropTheHammer: They can [[DualWielding dual wield]] hammers.
%% ZeroContextExample * FunSize: Provides the trope image.
* OneHitPointWonder: One hit shatters them.
%% ZeroContextExample * RedshirtArmy
%% ZeroContextExample * RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Robots
%% ZeroContextExample * RobotBuddy
%% ZeroContextExample * RobotMe
[[/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.

* BlatantBurglar: He wears a mask and carries a ThiefBag.
* GetBackHereBoss: You have to chase him through levels to reclaim the items he's stolen.
%% ZeroContextExample * 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: He takes zero damage from anything that isn't a OneHitKill.
* PromotedToPlayable: From pest to playable character in a main series game, an honor only shared by five others.
* PunnyName: Nab + rabbit = Nabbit.
* 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. 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''

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sprixies_7896.png]]
A fairy-like race inhabiting the Sprixie Kingdom and led by the Sprixie Princesses, who get put under Bowser's subjugation when he invades their land.

* {{Expy}}: They bear an uncanny resemblance to Wanda, a character from ''Warios 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.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: The seven Sprixies are all identified as princesses.
* FairyInABottle: How Bowser captures them.
* MagicWand: Their wands are shaped like hammers or wrenches.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: A species of fairies that can create transparent warp pipes and spaceships.
* {{Portmanteau}}: Of "Sprite" and "Pixie."
* PrincessesRule: The princesses rule over the Sprixie Kingdom with no Sprixie King or Queen in sight.
* RainbowMotif: Each of the sprixies are in a color of the rainbow.
%% ZeroContextExample, looks misused * 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:
%% ZeroContextExample * 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 : Although they are living bombs and almost always found manning cannons, they are a peaceful race and won't blow themselves up around you.
%% ZeroContextExample * 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.
%% ZeroContextExample * GentleGiant
* NiceHat: He wears Wario's hat in the VideoGameRemake.
%% ZeroContextExample * 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.
%% ZeroContextExample * {{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.
%% ZeroContextExample * 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.
%% ZeroContextExample * CameraScrew
%% ZeroContextExample * 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.
* 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 case. 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:
%% ZeroContextExample * 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]].)
%% ZeroContextExample * 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.
%% ZeroContextExample, looks misused * MeaningfulName
%% ZeroContextExample * RidiculouslyCuteCritter
%% Zero-Context, looks misused * SunnySunflowerDisposition: Naturally!
[[/folder]]

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