''Neglected Mario Characters'' is a webcomic made by Jay Resop about, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Neglected Mario Characters]]. It may be the first sprited webcomic ever. It also has a handful of original characters and often talks about non-Mario characters. It has a very random, twisted sense of humor and is really worth checking out if you're a gamer.

The comic came to an end and its domain expired, but you can find it in the Wayback Machine [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131011231458/http://nc.metalman88.com/ here]].

Has a little "president" system going. The first one was Bill the Extra Guy, then Captain Churro, than Metal Man himself, and now... a poker machine?
!!Provides examples of:
* AccidentalMisnaming: Silence. I mean, Steve.
* AdventureDuo: Bill and Fred. The title of their adventure together is based on Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
* AffablyEvil: Dr. Donez, who is "good-evil", not "bad-evil".
* AmbiguouslyGay: Pretty much everyone now and then.
* AntiHero: Fred.
* AxCrazy: Fred.
* BerserkButton: Harming Bill makes Fred go into a Berserker Rage.
* BigBad: One for each story arc. Darth Butch in "The Evil Luigi" story, Bowser in "Mushroom Wars", [[spoiler: [[PhantasyStar Dark Fahlz]]]] in "Mario Busters", Jay Reesop in "Bill and Fred's Quazi Mediocre Adventure" and many more.
* CallingYourAttacks: Pretty much every single attack in the series.
* CatchPhrase: "Al Gore?"
* CloudCuckooLander: Captain Churro.
* {{Crossover}}: With ''FanFic/SuperSmashStadium'' twice. And [[http://www.codiekitty.com/ CodieKitty.com]], sort of.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Deathly Deathray of Deathly Deathness!
* DistaffCounterpart: Jill the Extra Gal for Bill the Extra Guy.
* DuelToTheDeath: One of the staples of the site for a while was NC Character Death Match. This would take two rather obscure Nintendo characters and have them battle to the death for our pleasure. Oddly enough, the first of these was made right around the time the original Super Smash Bros. was released in Japan.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: One of the running gags.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: The reason Jay Reesop and Jay Respo hate Donez is because when they were young, Donez stole Reesop's shoe.
* HiddenDepths: In "[[http://nc.metalman88.com/telethon.html The First Annual VGF Telethon!]]", Fred ultimately resorts to delivering a heartfelt speech to get people to donate for the site's original host, VGF.
-->'''Bill:''' Wow, Fred. I didn't know you had a soft side.\\
'''Fred:''' Tell this to anyone and I'll Deathray you to the moon.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: Captain Churro. "I am defender of all that is (adjective) and (adjective)! I stand for (noun), (noun), and a (adjective), (adjective) glass of (liquid)!"
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Dark Fahlz in "Mario Busters".]]
* MadDoctor: Dr. Donez
* MathematiciansAnswer: Dr. Donez was fond of using these from time to time, in the "Ask Dr. Donez" section.
* OfficiallyShortenedTitle: ''Neglected Mario Characters'' is NC. 'No one knows why the "M" is missing.'
* OrphanedSeries: Several of the stories Jay started were not finished for several years, until a new author appeared and finished them. The most notorious was the NC/SSS Crossover Mach 2, which was left unfinished on the second to last chapter for over 5 years before being concluded in early 2011.
* PokemonSpeak: The Eco-Weenies.
* ProductPlacement: The site is currently absolutely plastered with ads for a poker-playing website. Presumably, they were put in place so that the site could stay up despite Jay's absence.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Bill and Fred start off one of the storylines with murdering Jay.
* ResetButton: The first NC & Super Smash Stadium crossover ended up going absolutely nowhere. It was abruptly canned and started anew as NC/SSS Mach 2.
* TheDitz: Mario is not held in high regard.
* ScheduleSlip: As Jay grew up and eventually left for college, he updated the site less and less. He hasn't updated himself in about six years. No one seems to know what became of him. But dedicated fans took up the torch to continue making comics for the website in his style, so as to keep themselves and any possible newcomers entertained. I don't think there's ever been a situation like that before.
* SpriteComic: The UrExample, dating to 1998.
* SuckinessIsPainful: In ''Mario Busters'', [[spoiler: Dark Fahlz]] is defeated by Dr. Donez inventing the Crapper, which shoots [[TakeThat crappy video games]]. After shrugging off ''VideoGame/ActRaiser 2'' and ''Hydlide'', he's finally defeated by ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII''. [[spoiler: In the stinger, Chrono gets shot at with ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'']].
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Short comics are called "Comix", and Fred is a "Spanyard". Jay's reason for "comix" was that it was a silly attempt to sound "cool".