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Most of the main Mario characters. And Waluigi.

A list of characters and tropes associated with Nintendo's biggest franchise, Super Mario Bros., including all the numerous spin-offs and side games. For character tropes specifically relating to the 1993 film, see its page.

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Appeared in the Donkey Kong Jr. segments of Saturday Supercade. He is a biker who befriended Donkey Kong Junior and joined his quest to find his father.
  • Disguised in Drag: Uses this in one episode to fool the bad guys, since he looks so similar to his cousin Lucy Belle.
  • Greaser Delinquents: Even boasts the classic look. Blue jeans with a black biker jacket. Though he's a nicer example than most, selflessly volunteering to help DK Junior and doesn't get into much trouble.
  • Known Only by His Nickname: Obviously, Bones is not his real name.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Inverted. Bones is Donkey Kong Jr's human sidekick and road trip buddy.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Generally serves as a voice of reason Blue Oni to the rambunctious DK Jr's Red Oni.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Bones' Southern Belle cousin Lucy Belle looks strikingly similar to him, which is what is used to the groups' advantage to capture a trio of criminals in one episode.

Lucy Belle

Bones' identical female cousin that appears in the Saturday Supercade episode Double Or Nothing, Lucy is set to inherit a mansion from her great-grandfather, but is troubled by a duo of villains. Bones and Junior try to help her.


A talking dog who traveled with the Mario Bros. in The Great Mission to Save Princess Peach!. It turned out he was Haru-ōji, a prince from a neighboring kingdom whom Bowser had turned into a dog because he owned the other brooch, signifying that he is destined to be with Peach.
  • Bishōnen: Quite a dashing-looking fellow.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Considering he appeared in a special where the Mario franchise was very young, his romantic relationship with Princess Peach would feel a tad weird to modern audiences.
  • Forced Transformation: Kibidango was originally the Handsome Prince Haru before Bowser cursed him into his dog form.
  • One True Love: Is destined to be with Princess Peach due to his brooch (Needless to say, this wouldn't fly today).

Mushroom King

"Excuse me, everybody! I just closed the peanut butter jar on my tie. Can somebody help me?"

Princess Toadstool's father mentioned in some versions of the original storyline for Super Mario Bros., but never seen in the games. He does appear in the Valiant comics as well as the Nintendo Adventure Books, where he's also called King Toadstool.

  • Bumbling Dad: Peach's father, who is very scatterbrained and clumsy.
  • The Ditz: He's portrayed as this in his few appearances in western media, and virtually everyone in the kingdom knows it. Lampshaded in "Duh Stoopid Bomb!", where said weapon has no effect on the king because he's already as stupid as he can get.
  • Expy: In the Valiant comics, he's based off the kings from Super Mario Bros. 3, as he plays a similar role in the (having a magic wand that is often taken by Bowser's forces and being transformed into various animals). He also resembles the King of Grass Land.note 
  • Fat Idiot: He's a tad pudgy, and not very bright. But he's still the king.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: How he usually acts towards Wooster. Princess Toadstool is also more competent than him, so she makes the actual decisions.


The "chief mushroom assistant" (contrasting Toad's job as the "royal mushroom retainer"), which unfortunately means he does just about everything for the king rather than the princess.
  • Fake Defector: Wooster appears to pull a Face–Heel Turn in one comic, but instead he was just stuffing Bowser and his minions so much they all fell asleep for a period of time.
  • The Jeeves: We don't know if he has a British accent or not, but he gives the impression of one.
  • Shout-Out: He is almost certainly this to the Jeeves and Wooster stories; he has the personality of the former and the name of the latter.

Stanley the Talking Fish

"Hi! I'm Stanley the Talking Fish!"

A pink talking fish wearing a gaudy bow tie who shows up in a few of the Valiant Mario comics. Resented in-universe for generally being a huge pain in the tail for everyone he decides to address.

  • Casanova Wannabe: The other reason why few can stand him. At least twice, he's in two relationships at the same time.
  • Interspecies Romance: His first appearance has a cross KINGDOM relationship, with Stanley being in love with a talking bush. He later has the hots for a jellyfish and Wendy as well. He does seem to end up with Bertha, though, who is a fish.
  • Karma Houdini: For all the problems he's caused, his last appearance has him in a relationship. That was helped along by him playing Wendy as the one coming on to him when he was the one who was hitting on her.
  • Pair the Spares: Invoked, Stanley tries to set Mario up with Bertha so he can get her out of his hair fins and spend time with a new girlfriend. Hilarity Ensues
  • The Scrappy: In-universe. To the point where Mario and Wendy call a truce to say "mean and nasty things" about him after Wendy has a run-in with him.
  • Spanner in the Works: Every appearance. The main reason why he's so hated in-universe.

Herman Smirch

Appeared in the Game Boy comics. A petty thief who behaves as a secondary antagonist and pawn agent for Tatanga, who hypnotizes him to do his bidding.
  • Demoted to Extra: He became less prominent as the series went on.
  • Jerkass: Is generally selfish, dishonest, and self-centered fellow, ignoring a homeless beggar and committing embezzlement at a store he works at.
  • Karma Houdini: The police get wise to him, but Herman manages to escape.
  • The Pawn: Is used by Tatanga to carry out his evil plans outside of the Game Boy world.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Tends to flee the scene when things go south.
  • Weak-Willed: The reason why Tatanga decided to use Herman as his agent on Earth.


A blond caveboy who appeared in the Super Mario World cartoon.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: As to be expected from a kid. He's brash and overconfident. Often inadvertently causing problems for the rest of the cast.
  • Expy: This interview with Super Mario World scriptwriter Perry Martin reveals he was originally intended to be one to Bart Simpson, with the original series bible giving him the name "Bartzan". While this aspect of his character was removed from the final version (probably for legal concerns), he is functionally still an Expy in the final series; albeit one for Toad from the previous Mario cartoons. Oogtar takes on the same role usually held by Toad in the previous series and also has the same voice actor, John Stocker.
  • Hulk Speak: Not a terrible example, but he can speak this way sometimes along with the other cavepeople.
  • Meaningful Name: Not exactly, but Bowser did once say that "Oogtar spelled backwards is rat goo!"
    • Lemmy and Iggy also once said, "Cross Oogtar with ugly and get Oogly!"
  • Totally Radical: He speaks surfer slang with phrases related to cavemen and dinosaurs.

Friendly Floyd

Appeared in the Super Mario Adventures comic. A travelling salesman with a friendly and jovial demeanor who runs into our heroes on a few occasions selling various objects. Where he gets them from, how he gets around so quickly, and how useful his stuff is rather questionable.
  • Alliterative Name: Friendly Floyd.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Floyd always has his eyes shut to keep up his friendly-looking demeanor.
  • Honest John's Dealership: The Yoshi translation book he sold to the Marios (which we should mention was an Acme product) turned out to be pretty useless, since pretty much everything boiled down to Pokémon Speak. He does, however, prove invaluable when he supplied Princess Peach with bombs for her attack on the Koopalings.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Friendly Floyd, and he always carefree and well...friendly.
  • Omniglot: Floyd can apparently translate Yoshi (maybe). Later, when the Bros. reach Bowser's moat, their old friend Floyd is here too, selling lipstick to a female Piranha Plant.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Only briefly subverted when the Princess unveils her "pizza" — a cartful of bombs. Floyd looks appropriately scared out of his wits.
  • Traveling Snake Oil Salesman: Travels all across Dinosaur Land peddling his wares to any passerby. Though how effective his items are tend to vary.


Jenny's Dad

The Trucknappers


Trapper Jack

Biff And King

Dr.Demise And Horace

Long John And Barnacle


Gorilla Ghost


Mr. Bancroft and Hugo

Sheep Rustlers

Miss Persimmon O'Hara

James Blond

Sheldon The Witch Doctor

Colonel Culpepper

Kid Dynamo And Lightning



The Nature Scouts

The Roller Stars

Uncle Julius

Wrestling Gorilla


1993 Film Characters

See Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Alternative Title(s): Super Mario Odyssey