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** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone, aside from Mario and Peach, cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat. He is also [[TheSoCalledCoward usually branded a coward]] by Toads [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], to the point where it's hard to find any fans who have anything negative to say about the character. Weirdly enough, ''Mario'' is among the characters [[RonTheDeathEater commonly portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in relation to Luigi and his pain -- even though he has [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]] -- simply because [[FamedInStory he is much more well-known]] and thus is the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his heroics.

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** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone, aside from Mario and Peach, cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat. He is has also been [[TheSoCalledCoward usually branded a coward]] by Toads [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], to the point where it's hard to find any fans who have anything negative to say about the character. Weirdly enough, ''Mario'' is among one of the characters [[RonTheDeathEater who is commonly portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in relation to Luigi and his pain is ''Mario'' -- even though he has [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]] -- simply because [[FamedInStory he as Mario is much more well-known]] and thus is [[TheScapegoat frequently blamed]] for the reason fact that Luigi gets next to no credit for his heroics.heroics merely because [[FamedInStory he happens to be much more well-known throughout the Mushroom Kingdom]], and thus, is a more visible target for fan retribution.



* VanillaProtagonist: Mario was designed to be an extremely accessible character who can fit any role. He himself does not have too much personality other than cheerfulness, but it's the colorful world he inhabits and the challenges he faces that provides the true meat of the series.

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* VanillaProtagonist: Mario was designed to be an extremely accessible character who can fit any role. He himself does not have too much has a pretty basic personality other than aside from his cheerfulness, but it's the colorful world he inhabits and the challenges he faces that provides the true meat of the series.


* FandomRivalry: Most famously with the ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]'' franchise during the 90's UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars, it dissapated once Sega stopped making consoles. Now, since the two franchises have crossed over on [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros many]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames occasions]] since then, they have become FriendlyFandoms at most now.

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* FandomRivalry: Most famously with the ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]'' franchise during the 90's UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars, it dissapated once Sega stopped making consoles. Now, since the two franchises have crossed over on [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros many]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames occasions]] many occasions since then, they have become FriendlyFandoms at most now.



* LGBTFanbase: Bowser is ''incredibly'' popular with the gay fandom, [[PopularWithFurries most notably with]] [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furries]].

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* LGBTFanbase: Bowser is ''incredibly'' popular with the gay fandom, [[PopularWithFurries most notably with]] with [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furries]].



** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone, aside from Mario and Peach, cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat. He is also [[TheSoCalledCoward usually branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], to the point where it's hard to find any fans who have anything negative to say about the character. Weirdly enough, ''Mario'' is among the characters [[RonTheDeathEater commonly portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in relation to Luigi and his pain -- [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]] -- [[{{Misblamed}} simply because]] [[FamedInStory he is much more well-known]] and thus is the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his heroics.

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** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone, aside from Mario and Peach, cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat. He is also [[TheSoCalledCoward usually branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] Toads [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], to the point where it's hard to find any fans who have anything negative to say about the character. Weirdly enough, ''Mario'' is among the characters [[RonTheDeathEater commonly portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in relation to Luigi and his pain -- [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] has [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]] -- [[{{Misblamed}} simply because]] because [[FamedInStory he is much more well-known]] and thus is the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his heroics.



* {{Woolseyism}}: The first ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Mario]]'' [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG RPG]] was translated by [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Ted]] [[TropeNamers Woolsey]] himself. Since then, the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' and ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series have done their localizations in a style not unlike Woolsey.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The first ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Mario]]'' [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG RPG]] was translated by [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Ted]] [[TropeNamers Ted Woolsey]] himself. Since then, the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' and ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series have done their localizations in a style not unlike Woolsey.


** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone, aside from Mario and Peach, cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat. He is also [[TheSoCalledCoward usually branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], [[UnacceptableTargets to the point where it's hard to find any fans who have anything negative to say about the character]]. Weirdly enough, ''Mario'' is among the characters [[RonTheDeathEater commonly portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in relation to Luigi and his pain -- [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]] -- [[{{Misblamed}} simply because]] [[FamedInStory he is much more well-known]] and thus is the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his heroics.

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** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone, aside from Mario and Peach, cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat. He is also [[TheSoCalledCoward usually branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], [[UnacceptableTargets to the point where it's hard to find any fans who have anything negative to say about the character]].character. Weirdly enough, ''Mario'' is among the characters [[RonTheDeathEater commonly portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in relation to Luigi and his pain -- [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]] -- [[{{Misblamed}} simply because]] [[FamedInStory he is much more well-known]] and thus is the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his heroics.


** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone who isn't Mario or Peach cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat, and also [[TheSoCalledCoward being branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], [[UnacceptableTargets to the point that it's hard to find anyone who has anything negative to say about the character]]. Weirdly enough, Mario tends to be among the characters [[RonTheDeathEater fans portray as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in relation to Luigi -- [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]] -- simply because [[FamedInStory he's so much more well-known]] and thus is the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his actions.

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** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone who isn't everyone, aside from Mario or Peach and Peach, cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat, and threat. He is also [[TheSoCalledCoward being usually branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], [[UnacceptableTargets to the point that where it's hard to find anyone any fans who has have anything negative to say about the character]]. Weirdly enough, Mario tends to be ''Mario'' is among the characters [[RonTheDeathEater fans portray commonly portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in relation to Luigi and his pain -- [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]] -- [[{{Misblamed}} simply because because]] [[FamedInStory he's so he is much more well-known]] and thus is the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his actions.heroics.


** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone who isn't Mario or Peach cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat, and also [[TheSoCalledCoward being branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], [[UnacceptableTargets to the point that it's hard to find anyone who has anything negative to say about the character]]. Weirdly enough, while a lot of the characters [[RonTheDeathEater who are portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in fanfics and fan parodies are the ones who have criticized Luigi, this also includes ''Mario'', [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]]. However, the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his actions is ultimately because Mario [[FamedInStory is so much more well-known]], which means that he is, in a way, somewhat contributing to Luigi's pain and is thus usually characterized as a neglectful, controlling, and sociopathic BigBrotherBully with some of the most trivial offenses -- like [[SiblingRivalry rubbing their shoes against each other after Luigi wins a trophy]] in ''Mario Power Tennis'' -- being used as "evidence".

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** Luigi is TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone who isn't Mario or Peach cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and has been just as good at dealing with a threat, and also [[TheSoCalledCoward being branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of sympathy from the fans]], [[UnacceptableTargets to the point that it's hard to find anyone who has anything negative to say about the character]]. Weirdly enough, while a lot of Mario tends to be among the characters [[RonTheDeathEater who are portrayed fans portray as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in fanfics and fan parodies are the ones who have criticized Luigi, this also includes ''Mario'', relation to Luigi -- [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for Luigi's heroics]]. However, heroics]] -- simply because [[FamedInStory he's so much more well-known]] and thus is the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his actions is ultimately because Mario [[FamedInStory is so much more well-known]], which means that he is, in a way, somewhat contributing to Luigi's pain and is thus usually characterized as a neglectful, controlling, and sociopathic BigBrotherBully with some of the most trivial offenses -- like [[SiblingRivalry rubbing their shoes against each other after Luigi wins a trophy]] in ''Mario Power Tennis'' -- being used as "evidence".actions.


** The franchise in general is this, due to its incomparable level of success and recognition. Almost all gamers (let alone Nintendo fans) have had some exposure to ''Super Mario'', often as a first childhood game; each major release has a lot of love put into it, and the franchise actively defies the FleetingDemographicRule so that fans can continue enjoying the series well into adulthood. ''Mario'' is held in such high regard that the series was able to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap redeem a franchise widely disliked in the gaming community]] (the VideoGame/RavingRabbids) via [[VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle a crossover game]], something very few other franchises are able to pull off.
** As Nintendo's mascot, Mario himself gets this treatment. While some people dismiss Mario for being a dopey, [[AnimationAgeGhetto cartoonish]] [[TheEveryman everyman]] VanillaProtagonist compared to characters like [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], he is near-universally loved and is almost never criticized outright, largely due to his universal appeal -- something even WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse couldn't sustain over the years. Some modifications of his character -- such as [[SelfFanservice portraying him as a]] {{bishonen}} [[RonTheDeathEater or a villain]], sexualizing him, or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking putting him in]] [[VideoGame/HotelMario a CD-i game]] -- are mostly frowned upon, unless it's done for humorous purposes.

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** The franchise in general Luigi is this, due to its incomparable level TheWoobie, [[StuckInTheirShadow having been pushed out of success the spotlight enough]] InUniverse [[AccidentalMisnaming that just about everyone who isn't Mario or Peach cannot remember his name]] even though he's done just as much work as Mario and recognition. Almost all gamers (let alone Nintendo fans) have had some exposure to ''Super Mario'', often as a first childhood game; each major release has been just as good at dealing with a threat, and also [[TheSoCalledCoward being branded a coward]] [[{{Hypocrite}} by Toads]] [[DudeWheresMyRespect who rag on him even while he's trying to save them]]. Luigi's plight has thus [[UnpopularPopularCharacter elicited a lot of love put into it, and sympathy from the franchise actively defies fans]], [[UnacceptableTargets to the FleetingDemographicRule so point that fans can continue enjoying it's hard to find anyone who has anything negative to say about the series well into adulthood. ''Mario'' is held in such high regard that character]]. Weirdly enough, while a lot of the series was able to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap redeem a franchise widely disliked in the gaming community]] (the VideoGame/RavingRabbids) via [[VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle a crossover game]], something very few other franchises are able to pull off.
** As Nintendo's mascot, Mario himself gets this treatment. While some people dismiss Mario for being a dopey, [[AnimationAgeGhetto cartoonish]] [[TheEveryman everyman]] VanillaProtagonist compared to
characters like [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], he is near-universally loved and is almost never criticized outright, largely due to his universal appeal -- something even WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse couldn't sustain over the years. Some modifications of his character -- such as [[SelfFanservice portraying him as a]] {{bishonen}} [[RonTheDeathEater or a villain]], sexualizing him, or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking putting him in]] [[VideoGame/HotelMario a CD-i game]] -- who are mostly frowned upon, unless it's done portrayed as more of a]] {{Jerkass}} in fanfics and fan parodies are the ones who have criticized Luigi, this also includes ''Mario'', [[BigBrotherInstinct even though he has]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime put himself through hardships because he didn't want to go on without Luigi, supported Luigi while others were abusing him]], [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon and even shown his respect for humorous purposes.Luigi's heroics]]. However, the reason Luigi gets next to no credit for his actions is ultimately because Mario [[FamedInStory is so much more well-known]], which means that he is, in a way, somewhat contributing to Luigi's pain and is thus usually characterized as a neglectful, controlling, and sociopathic BigBrotherBully with some of the most trivial offenses -- like [[SiblingRivalry rubbing their shoes against each other after Luigi wins a trophy]] in ''Mario Power Tennis'' -- being used as "evidence".


* VindicatedByHistory: Besides its cult classic status, audiences in general have warmed up to the movie over time. At the time, there were no other motion pictures based on video games, and the general expectation was for a movie that matched the games closely. Looking back, it still kept the basic plot of a Mario game, and some of the changes look more [[PragmaticAdaptation pragmatic]] following the release of other movies that stumbled trying to match their source material too closely. With the internet, it's easier to spot the {{Mythology Gag}}s that give it more of a ''Mario'' identity. Its established infamy and SoBadItsGood factor are also helpful, bringing about the opposite of the HypeBacklash the movie suffered when it was originally screened.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Besides its cult classic status, audiences in general have warmed up to the movie over time. At the time, there were no other motion pictures based on video games, and the general expectation was for a movie that matched the games closely. Looking back, it still kept the basic plot of a Mario game, and some of the changes look more [[PragmaticAdaptation pragmatic]] following the release of other movies that stumbled trying to match their source material too closely. With the internet, it's easier to spot the {{Mythology Gag}}s that give it more of a ''Mario'' identity. Its established infamy and SoBadItsGood factor are also helpful, bringing about the opposite of the HypeBacklash the movie suffered when it was originally screened. And even if you consider it beyond redemption as an adaptation of Super Mario Bros, it's not ''that'' bad as a sci-fi comedy action romp when judged entirely on its own merits.


* MostAnnoyingSound: Mostly toned down, but everytime you die, you get accompanied with the iconic "Prrupt!" sound byte. It's toned down because the sound byte has become iconic to portray cartoonish or humorous deaths outside the series.


** The Koopalings are a bizzare example as they didn't begin as this. When ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' first came out, the Koopalings' appearances were praised for bringing a set of characters who haven't appeared in a mainline game since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' back to the series. Then by the time ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' came out, people resented them for appearing in every ''New Super Mario Bros.'' game since ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' and replacing the unique bosses of [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1 the first game]], turning them into this trope. [[AnAesop It goes to show that there is such thing as too much of a good thing.]] In an unusual twist of fate, Bowser Jr. was passed over for ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', just as the Koopalings make their first ever playable appearance in the very same game. Instead of rejoicing, fans deemed the ''Koopalings'' the Replacement Scrappies for this reason; even within the fans who still hate Bowser Jr., there are some who criticize the overexposure of the Koopalings for taking away other ''Mario Kart'' characters (since they occupy seven slots), as well as for having already appeared too much in the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games.

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** The Koopalings are a bizzare example as they didn't begin as this. When ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' first came out, the Koopalings' appearances were praised for bringing a set of characters who haven't appeared in a mainline game since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' back to the series. Then by the time ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' came out, people resented them for appearing in every ''New Super Mario Bros.'' game since ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' and replacing the unique bosses of [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1 the first game]], turning them into this trope. [[AnAesop It goes to show that there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.]] In an unusual twist of fate, Bowser Jr. was passed over for ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', just as the Koopalings make their first ever playable appearance in the very same game. Instead of rejoicing, fans deemed the ''Koopalings'' the Replacement Scrappies for this reason; even within the fans who still hate Bowser Jr., there are some who criticize the overexposure of the Koopalings for taking away other ''Mario Kart'' characters (since they occupy seven slots), as well as for having already appeared too much in the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games.


** The Koopalings are a bizzare example as they didn't begin as this. When ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' first came out, [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced the Koopalings' appearances were praised for bringing a set of characters who haven't appeared in a mainline game since]] ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' back to the series. Then by the time ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' came out, people resented them for appearing in every ''New Super Mario Bros.'' game since ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' and replacing the unique bosses of [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1 the first game]], turning them into this trope. [[AnAesop It goes to show that there is such thing as too much of a good thing.]]
*** In an unusual twist of fate, Bowser Jr. was passed over for ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', just as the Koopalings make their first ever playable appearance in the very same game. Instead of rejoicing, fans deemed the ''Koopalings'' the Replacement Scrappies for this reason; even within the fans who still hate Bowser Jr., there are some who criticize the overexposure of the Koopalings for taking away other ''Mario Kart'' characters (since they occupy seven slots), as well as for having already appeared too much in the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games.

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** The Koopalings are a bizzare example as they didn't begin as this. When ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' first came out, [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced the Koopalings' appearances were praised for bringing a set of characters who haven't appeared in a mainline game since]] since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' back to the series. Then by the time ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' came out, people resented them for appearing in every ''New Super Mario Bros.'' game since ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' and replacing the unique bosses of [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1 the first game]], turning them into this trope. [[AnAesop It goes to show that there is such thing as too much of a good thing.]]
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]] In an unusual twist of fate, Bowser Jr. was passed over for ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', just as the Koopalings make their first ever playable appearance in the very same game. Instead of rejoicing, fans deemed the ''Koopalings'' the Replacement Scrappies for this reason; even within the fans who still hate Bowser Jr., there are some who criticize the overexposure of the Koopalings for taking away other ''Mario Kart'' characters (since they occupy seven slots), as well as for having already appeared too much in the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games.


** In an unusual twist of fate, Bowser Jr. was passed over for ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', just as the Koopalings make their first ever playable appearance in the very same game. Instead of rejoicing, fans deemed the ''Koopalings'' the Replacement Scrappies for this reason; even within the fans who still hate Bowser Jr., there are some who criticize the overexposure of the Koopalings for taking away other ''Mario Kart'' characters (since they occupy seven slots), as well as for having already appeared too much in the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games.

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** The Koopalings are a bizzare example as they didn't begin as this. When ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' first came out, [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced the Koopalings' appearances were praised for bringing a set of characters who haven't appeared in a mainline game since]] ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' back to the series. Then by the time ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' came out, people resented them for appearing in every ''New Super Mario Bros.'' game since ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' and replacing the unique bosses of [[VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1 the first game]], turning them into this trope. [[AnAesop It goes to show that there is such thing as too much of a good thing.]]
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In an unusual twist of fate, Bowser Jr. was passed over for ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', just as the Koopalings make their first ever playable appearance in the very same game. Instead of rejoicing, fans deemed the ''Koopalings'' the Replacement Scrappies for this reason; even within the fans who still hate Bowser Jr., there are some who criticize the overexposure of the Koopalings for taking away other ''Mario Kart'' characters (since they occupy seven slots), as well as for having already appeared too much in the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games.


* TastesLikeDiabetes: Cartoony graphics, bright colors, cheerful and whimsical world and atmosphere and cute and happy characters (both good and [[AdorableEvilMinions bad]]) abound. The ''Mario'' franchise is chock to the brim with this in most of its games, but is one of the few examples that manage to [[TropesAreTools pull this off effectively]].

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Cartoony graphics, bright colors, cheerful and whimsical world and atmosphere and cute and happy characters (both good and [[AdorableEvilMinions bad]]) abound. The ''Mario'' franchise is chock to the brim with this in most of its games, but is one of the few examples that manage to [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools pull this off effectively]].


* EarWorm: Creator/KojiKondo and others have composed many memorable tunes for the series. See [[AwesomeMusic/SuperMarioBros here]] for more details.



* EarWorm:
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65uNCLBTje0 DO THE MARIO!]]"
** Again, the original music in the latter two cartoons qualify.



* EarWorm:
** "Somewhere My Love", the song Mario and Luigi trick the Goombas into dancing to... La, la, LA LA...
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb0MrEtXuUI Walk the Dinosaur]]".
** "Almost Unreal" again. ''"I love when you do that hocus-pocus to me..."''


* BaseBreakingCharacter: [[BaseBreakingCharacter/SuperMarioBros Has its own page]].

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** Some fans think that Bowser purposely lets Mario win because Bowser really isn't evil at all. He just kidnaps Peach for fun and just wants to have a friendly-fierce rivalry with Mario before letting him take the advantage because he enjoys it, and maybe he just doesn't know a more proper way to ask Mario and co. to have fun with him. And then there's the fact that he allows Mario to throw him in lava because he doesn't really want any harm done to Mario or his friends, he just wants to lure them into his castle so he can play with them in a friendly rivalry. Bowser just likes kidnapping princesses and make Mario (and Luigi) go after him because it's all a game to him.

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