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!![[Franchise/SuperMarioBros The series as a whole]]:
* AdoredByTheNetwork: No really? The best-selling video game series starring Nintendo's mascot is also the one most beloved and heavily marketed by the company?
* CashCowFranchise: Mario is the best-selling video game franchise of all time, by an absolutely ENORMOUS margin. Pokemon, which is in second place, only has half the sales (though it is close to beating the main series in sales).
* CreatorBacklash: Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto was not pleased with ''Lost Levels'', due to it being a blatant rehash of the original game, as well as too difficult for its own good. He much preferred the U.S. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.
* CrossDressingVoices:
** Bowser was voiced by Japanese soul singer Akiko Wada in ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach''.
** Lani Minella voices Larry, Lemmy, and, [[TheBrute perplexingly enough]], Morton in ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii''.
** Delores Rogers and [[TheOtherDarrin Caety Sagoian]] have provided Bowser Jr.ís voice.
** Similarly to Morton, Boom Boom is voiced by Lani Minella, despite being a big, tough male.
* FandomLifeCycle: Stage 5, because the Mario series is basically the most well known, popular video game series in history. Especially true of the 'Mario Mania' years, where Mario was more well known to American children than MickeyMouse.
* KillerApp: Along with ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', this series is usually the one to get the ball rolling in terms of console sales.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Mario's voice in WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade was none other than [[{{WesternAnimation/TheTransformers}} Optimus Prime]] himself, PeterCullen.
** Creator/ToruFuruya provided the voice for Mario in ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'' OVA. [[PlayingAgainstType Surprised?]]
** In MarioParty 1 and 2 and the Japanese version of MarioKart 64 Luigi is voiced by a French man called Julien Bardakoff. His take on Luigi is completely different from Martinet's. You can hear him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzUZjqDMfNw here]].
** Peach had a much lower voice in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and the non-Japanese versions of ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''. Her original voice was recently brought back in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Super Mario 64 DS]]'', complete with newly recorded lines for the ending to take the added playable characters into account... and then she's back to her high voice for the subsequent games.
** In both ''Galaxy'' games and in ''Mario Kart Wii'', Rosalina was voiced by Mercedes Rose, but from ''Mario Kart 7'' onwards, she is instead voiced by Kerri Kane. Her voice actor changes yet again for Super Mario 3D world.
* TalkingToHimself: Yes, most characters are {{Heroic Mime}}s, but nonetheless, Creator/CharlesMartinet voices both Mario brothers, their baby versions, ''and'' both "Wario brothers". [[AndZoidberg And Toadsworth]].
* ThrowItIn: [[AscendedGlitch Blocks which release multiple coins were originally the result of a glitch and not intended to be in game, but were kept since they were liked.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WordOfGod states that there were plans to make Rosalina [[LukeIAmYourFather related to Peach]], but that idea was dropped.
** She was also intended to be playable in VideoGame/MarioTennis Open at some point in development, but since designing a model for her would have taken some time, they took the easy way out and added Luma instead.
** The Super Mario History booklet states that Yoshi was originally going to be a [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch friendly Koopa Troopa]]. The only remenant of this idea is the saddle on Yoshi's back, which was the Koopa's shell.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://www.mariowiki.com/ The Super Mario Wiki.]]
** LawOfWikiExpansion: It also has extensive information on the {{Spinoff}} games such as VideoGame/DonkeyKong and VideoGame/WarioLand, and related series' such as VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.
* WordOfDante: Several games have had single Magikoopa characters/enemies which were nameless or seemingly generic, but the fandom has universally decided that they are all Kamek. Some examples include the Magikoopa who was going to be in ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'' but was replaced with Donkey Kong; the Magikoopa who blasts Mario away from Peach's Castle in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' (a trading card for ''SMG'' confirms that it was indeed Kamek); the Magikoopa who aids Bowser in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]''; and the Magikoopa who was a boss in ''VideoGame/YoshisSafari''. Two games, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'', do have Kamek in them, but he was unnamed or misnamed in the English versions. Bizarrely, ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party DS]]'' has him named Kamek, but in ''Mario Party 9'' (where he's [[spoiler: playable]]), he is misnamed "Magikoopa" in the North American version... but not the European version.
** However, the Magikoopa enemies are named "Kamekku" in Japanese, which could be romanised as "Kamek". So in a way, they ARE all Kamek(s). This is probably also why Kamek's name was changed to "Magikoopa" in ''Mario Party 9'', as the localisers may have mistaken "Kamek" for the species name rather than the character name.
* WordOfGod:
** Mario creator Shigeru Miyomoto has said in an interview that the Koopalings aren't Bowser's kids.
** The nicknames the developers gave the Blue and Yellow Toads are Buckenberry and Alagold, respectively.

!!!The series is the TropeNamer for:
* BigBoosHaunt
* {{Faceship}}: Named from Lubba's {{Pun}} describing [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 Starship Mario]].
* TheGoomba
* GoombaStomp
* GoombaSpringboard
* GoKartingWithBowser
* GroundPound
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits
* IFellForHours: From the WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld cartoon.
* ItemGet
* JackOfAllStats (formerly TheMario): The Mario character almost always has average stats, right across the board.
* LethalLavaLand
* MacroZone
* MinusWorld
* OneMarioLimit
* PipeMaze
* PoisonMushroom
* ShiftingSandLand
* SpaceZone
* SphereFactor
* TheSpiny
* ToyTime
* WarpWhistle
* WarpZone
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle ([[BeamMeUpScotty even if those aren't the exact words]])

!!!This series is the ImageSource for:
* General
** DivergentCharacterEvolution
** TheGoomba
** HypnotizeThePrincess
** MutuallyExclusivePowerUps
** OneMarioLimit
** OverlordJr
** PrimaryColorChampion (bottom-center)
** PrincessesPreferPink
** RenaissanceMan
** VideoGameLongRunners
*** fan-art
** EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes
** TheManyDeathsOfYou
** RuleSixtyThree
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''
** VeryFalseAdvertising
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon''
** WeaponsThatSuck
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart''
** JackOfAllStats
** RacingGhost
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''
** BalloonBelly
** LargeAndInCharge
** VacuumMouth
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''
** TheDragAlong
** HeKnowsAboutTimedHits
** MinecartMadness (middle-right)
** SiblingTeam
* ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers''
** TomboyPrincess
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''
** TheSpiny
* ''VideoGame/PaperMario''
** AbsurdlySpaciousSewer (column 1, row 1)
** HeavilyArmoredMook
** OminousFloatingCastle
** PopQuiz
** RecurringBoss
** ShiftingSandLand
* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''
** EvilMakeover
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''
** ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''
** DamselInDistress
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''
** RemilitarizedZone (bottom)
** {{Wutai}}
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''
** BuildLikeAnEgyptian (middle-left)
** FreeRotatingCamera
** ShockwaveStomp
** StayAheadOfThisIndex
** UrbanLegendOfZelda
** VideoGameFlight
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1''
** BossBattle
** FinalBoss (top-left)
** KillStreak (''Super Mario All-Stars'' remake)
** LawOfOneHundred
** NostalgiaLevel (top half)
** PlatformGame
** {{Sizeshifter}}
** SuperNotDrowningSkills
** UndergroundLevel (top left, ''Super Mario All-Stars'' remake)
** VideoGameLives
** WarpZone
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''
** AsteroidsMonster
** SlippySlideyIceWorld (top-left)
** UnwinnableByInsanity
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''
** AirborneMook
** BuildLikeAnEgyptian (bottom-right)
** InfiniteOneUps
** InvincibilityPowerUp
** PowerUp
** RemilitarizedZone (top)
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''
** {{Fireballs}}
** HailfirePeaks
** OxygenMeter
** SpringCoil
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''
** FakeDifficulty
** InCaseOfBossFightBreakGlass
** MacroZone
** FaceShip
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''
** AbsurdlySpaciousSewer (column 2, row 2)
** BigBulkyBomb
** FlunkyBoss
** FoeYay.VideoGames
** GangplankGalleon (bottom-right)
** TheMaze
** PlayerParty (4th row)
** SaveThePrincess
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''
** AmusementPark
** GroundPound
** ItemGet
** WallJump
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''
** BigBoosHaunt
** DelayedExplosion
** DramaticDisappearingDisplay
** GangplankGalleon (bottom-left)
** GretzkyHasTheBall
** PowerUpMount (top-left)
** RemovableShell
** SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom
* ''VideoGame/KaizoMarioWorld''
** KaizoTrap
** ThatOneLevel
* ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong''
** FunSize

!![[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros The Cartoon Series]]:
* CrossDressingVoices: Hip and Hop Koopa.
* FanNickname: Particularly within WebVideo/TheAnnotatedSeries, the song "Mega Move" is known as "the surf(ing) music" because of its first appearance during a beach scene in ''Super Mario Bros. 3''.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Hip and Hop Koopa are [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Timmy Turner]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] among many, many others.
** Kootie Pie is [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]], whiny voice and all!
** Bully is [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Chief Quimby]] and [[WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s Braveheart Lion]]!
** In the original 90s castillian spanish dub (not the re-dub done in 2010 by Kidsco), a lot of characters were voiced by people that worked in The Simpsons and would later work in Futurama. Mario was voiced by Angel Egido, which did grandpa Simpson for the first 11 seasons before retiring. Hip and Hop were Isacha MengŪbar (Lisa) and Sara Vivas (Bart) respectively. And Luigi was voiced by Josť Padilla, who provided (and, as of 2013, still does) the voices of Seymour Skinner in The Simpsons, and Zapp Branigann and Zoidberg in Futurama.
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking To Herself]]: Hip and Hop, literally, since they were both voiced by Tara Strong.

!!!ImageSource for:
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''
** DartboardOfHate

!![[Film/SuperMarioBros The film]]:
* BreakawayPopHit: Featuring the hit single "Almost Unreal" by Music/{{Roxette}}.
** Which, supposedly, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was going to be used for the soundtrack that was not for this film but for]] ''Film/HocusPocus''.
** Music/GeorgeClinton's cover of Was (Not Was)'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=733O0xJDx8o "Walk the Dinosaur"]], later CoveredUp by Queen Latifah for ''IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'', which [[ActorAllusion coincidentally]] also featured John Leguizamo.
* CreatorBacklash: Averted. ShigeruMiyamoto actually admitted that he liked how the movie took creative liberties. It was played straight with Hoskins and Leguizamo, however.
** However, in recent years, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5S0v_lrGlg according to this video]], Leguizamo has warmed up to the film.
* CreatorKiller: Roland Joffe (''TheKillingFields''), the producer of the film, never really recovered from the film's failure, though his adaptation of ''TheScarletLetter'' certainly didn't help.
* DeletedScene: Nearly 30 minutes of footage was cut to get the movie down to a proper running time. Deleted scenes include:
** An extended sequence of Koopa chasing Daisy's mother in New York, which featured him gazing admiringly at the buildings which would later inspire his warped construction projects in Dinohattan.
** Mario and Luigi actually confronting the "Scarpelli Bros.", Mike and Doug, in the River Front Cafe. They threaten the cafe's owner, Pascal, by using their bosses' name. Pascal takes Mario aside and offers him and Luigi a free lunch to make it up to them, which leads to:
** An alternate scene of Mario and Luigi eating. Daisy enters the cafe and uses the payphone inside, slipping on a wet floor as she leaves. Luigi catches her and the movie continues that way.
** Mario and Luigi getting ready for their dinner date, during which Luigi expresses embarrassment at being a plumber. Mario chastises him and tells him he has no "family pride."
** An extended sequence in the de-evolution chamber, during which one of the devo technicians is de-evolved into slime. A puddle can still be seen on the floor in the final film.
** Iggy and Spike get drunk at the Boom Boom Bar and rap, which is referenced later by Lena as them "preaching your overthrow."
** Various assorted scenes, including additional sequences from the cut "family pride" subplot.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Mojo Nixon, who played Toad, was legitimately terrified of Dennis Hopper's performance as Koopa, particularly the scene where he was de-evolving and strapped to the chair.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The script by writers Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais was so sophisticated and intelligent that it inspired Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper and Fiona Shaw to sign onto the project. However, the producers feared it wasn't kid-friendly enough, so they forced heavy re-writes and barred directors Rocky and Annabel from contributing to them.
** Further changes to the script in terms of special effects and character-development severely limited their vision even further.
** In the end, over 20 minutes of footage was cut to get Mario and Luigi into the parallel world sooner while the atrocious animated intro was inserted to make up for it.
* FakeAmerican: Bob Hoskins does such a good job at playing one that between this movie and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', many American kids were genuinely surprised to discover that he's actually British.
* HeyItsThatGuy: AlternativeRock musician Music/MojoNixon plays Toad.
** Lena is [[Film/HarryPotter Aunt Petunia]].
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Italian dub: Mario is IndianaJones, Luigi is [[Film/MenInBlack Agent J]], and King Koopa is [[MyGymPartnersAMonkey Principal Pixiefrog]].
** DanCastellaneta narrates the film's beginning.
* MoneyDearBoy: Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins did it for the paycheck.
* OldShame: JohnLeguizamo's film debut. His next film, ''To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar'' earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper regret it as well, though they were both well into their careers.
** As said under CreatorBacklash, JohnLeguizamo has better things to say about the movie nowadays.
** Conversely, many of the non-leads have stated it was one of their favorite movies to work on. Some even say it ''is'' their favorite movie.
* TroubledProduction: As Creator/DennisHopper put it, "It was a nightmare, very honestly, that movie. It was a husband-and-wife directing team who were both {{control freak}}s and wouldn't talk before they made decisions. Anyway, I was supposed to go down there for five weeks, and I was there for 17. It was so over budget.""
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Multiple figures were once involved in the project, from the directors wanting Creator/KevinCostner for Koopa, Creator/DustinHoffman lobbying for the chance to play Mario [[SoMyKidsCanWatch as a treat for his kids]], and HaroldRamis, the producer's original choice for director (contrary to popular rumor, Danny [=DeVito=] was never a choice for the role of Mario).
** An early draft of the script shows that Bowser only disguises himself as a human in his first two scenes, the Princess character is named Hildy and Bowser wants to marry her in attempt to obtain the Crown of Invincibility with which to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Actual game enemies such as Piranha Plants and Thwomps make appearances, Toad accompanies the Mario Bros. throughout their journey as a main character, a baby dinosaur named Junior thinks Mario is his mother, Luigi gets Raccoon Power at one point, one of Bowser's lackeys (a possible prototype for Kamek) tells Mario "YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle", Mario and Luigi sing a VillainSong for Bowser, [[spoiler:Bowser [[DisneyVillainDeath ends up falling into a pit of lava]]]]... In other words, this draft is much more faithful to the games.
** Five early scripts, including the aforementioned Fantasy script, can be read on [[http://www.smbmovie.com/SMBArchive/preproduction/script.htm The Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive's Scripts page]].
** According to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguidesimpsons5.html this]] issue of ''TV Guide'', the movie was originally planned to be released in 1991 and would have been animated.
** JerryGoldsmith was attached to score the film but pulled out due to scheduling conflicts (AlanSilvestri filled in).
** Mario's character was written differently before Bob Hoskins was attached to the role. Screenwriter Parker Bennett described him as "Creator/BillMurray-esque", closer in age to Luigi, and that they had Bruno Kirby in mind for the role.
--->[...] what we decided is, "Okay, Mario has a big chip on his shoulder about being a plumber. Heís inherited his dadís business [and] itís not what he wants to do;" itís sort of a ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' thing with Jimmy Stewart at the bank when he wants to be traveling the world.
--->[...] And in the end he learns through the adventure that heís the greatest plumber in the world and he needs his brother and theyíre a team together and that was sort of what we were trying to do for that.



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