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Most of the main Mario characters.

A list of characters and tropes associated with Nintendo's biggest franchise, Super Mario Bros., including all the numerous spin-offs, side games, and non-game media.

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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.

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.

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 and her Father
Two characters who appeared in the Saturday Supercade episode "Trucknapper Caper" Jenny is a little girl who wears a blue hat and pigtails and idolizes her father, a renowned Texan truck driver. When her father is kidnapped by the villains, she joins DK Jr. and Bones to save him.
  • Distressed Dude: Jenny's father is kidnapped by the Trucknappers.
  • The Friendly Texan: Two friendly folks that help out Junior and Bones when their ride breaks down.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Jenny has her hair tied up in twin ponytails.
  • Mr. Fixit: Dad is a expert with fixing vehicles and taught Jenny likewise, which is why Jenny idolizes him.
  • My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad: Downplayed. Jenny and DK Jr. brag about their fathers when they meet. It doesn't go much further than that, though.
  • No Name Given: The father's name is not mentioned. All we know of him is that Jenny is his daughter.
  • Parents in Distress: Dad is trageted and captured by the Trucknappers, spurring Jenny to go save him with DK Jr. and Bones.

The Trucknappers
The titular villains in "Trucknapper Caper". They're a trio of Texan criminals who kidnap truck drivers and take their trucks. DK Jr. and Bones have a run in with them when they capture Jenny's father.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: They have this set up. The thin guy appears to be the leader of the three.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: They take trucks and kidnap their drivers as well for a profit, hence the name Trucknappers.
  • No Name Given: Their names are not mentioned.
  • Put on a Prison Bus: They're captured and taken to jail by the end of the episode.
  • Terrible Trio: A trio of nameless criminals, though it appears they aren't the only ones in their gang, as Junior and Bones encounter more bad guys besides them.

A little girl who meets up with Donkey Kong Jr. and Bones in the Saturday Supercade episode "The Teddy Bear Scare". Bones and Junior babysit Patty for her mother and she wins a teddy bear at a carnival, which unknowingly makes her a target of two criminal embezzlers, who hid stolen money inside of her prize.
  • Bound and Gagged: Of course, being a kidnapping victim. She's tied to a pole with a gag by the bad guys.
  • Cheerful Child: A cute and friendly little girl.
  • Damsel in Distress: Patty is kidnapped by the criminals and held captive in exchange for the Teddy bear.
  • Hostage For Macguffin: The criminals take Patty captive in exchange for the Teddy Bear when Bones and Junior get it back.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: At the end of the episode, Patty tries to tell her mother everything about the ordeal, but she doesn't believe her.
  • Youthful Freckles: Little Patty has freckles.

Trapper Jack
An animal poacher who appears in the Saturday Supercade episode "Hairy Parent". In the episode he tries to catch Donkey Kong to sell him for a profit, but his efforts to capture the big ape continually clashes with Mario's.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He tries to catch Donkey Kong, which goes about as well as you expect, which is...not very.
  • Evil Poacher: He captures animals and sells them on the black market for profit.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: Mario and Trapper Jack aren't particularly good guys, Mario just wants DK back in the circus, and T.J wants to sell him for a profit. They both argue over who gets to capture DK.
  • Knows the Ropes: He's quite competent with a lasso, as you would expect a poacher to be.
  • Punny Name: His name is a pun on "Cracker Jack", which is an idiom for someone who is exceptionally good at something. Trapper Jack's specialty is trapping animals.
  • The Rival: Trapper Jack And Mario argue over who gets to catch Donkey Kong throughout the episode.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Jack is chased out of the episode by a Crocodile.

Biff And King

Two Characters who appeared in the Saturday Supercade episode "Sheep Rustle Hustle". Biff is a young sheep herder and is joined by King, his loyal sheepdog. When their sheep are nearly stolen by a trio of smugglers, Bones and Junior have to help them.

Kid Dynamo And Lightning
A superpowered boy named Ricky and his talking dog who appear in the Saturday Supercade episode "Junior meets Kid Dynamo". Kid Dynamo received his superpowers from the dust of a fallen meteor as a baby, which also gave his dog Lightning the ability to walk on two feet and speak. With his superpowers, Kid Dynamo battles the evil Dr. Demise.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Albeit temporarily. Red Meteor Dust strips Kid Dynamo of his powers, allowing him, Bones, and DK Jr. to get captured by Dr. Demise.
  • The Cape: Albeit his costume is a tade crude, using a sheet as his "cape".
  • Flying Brick: Kid Dynamo possesses the ability to fly and has superhuman strength.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Ricky and Lightning work in tandem to protect the town of Sweetville from Dr. Demise.
  • Kid Hero: A Ten-year old Flying Brick Superhero. His costume is a tad crude, however.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Blue Meteor Dust originally gave Kid Dynamo his powers, while Red Meteor Dust negates his powers.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Lightning tags along with Ricky and serves as the advisory voice to Ricky, doing his best to protect his secret identity.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Kid Dynamo's "costume" needs work, as he doesn't make much of an effort to hide his face, which is why Lightning tries to hide his identity as best he can.
  • Talking Animal: Justified in story. The Blue Meteor Dust gave Lightning human sentience.

Dr. Demise And Horace
The two antagonists from "Junior Meets Kid Dynamo". Dr. Demise is a criminal mastermind who is Kid Dynamo's Arch-Enemy, joined by his larger dim-witted henchman Horace. Demise tries to stop Kid Dynamo by finding out his weakness first before robbing a train at the Sweetville Station.

Miss Persimmon O'Hara
You can call her "Persimmon".
A nearsighted rich lady from the Saturday Supercade episode "Gorilla My Dreams". She lost her pair of glasses while on a cruise ship, the S.S Romance and falls in love with Donkey Kong when he rescues her from pair of pirates on the ship.
  • Blind Mistake: She can't see a thing without her glasses, but she falls in love with Donkey Kong and was mere moments away from marrying him if not for Mario's timely intervention.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Her sight is extremely poor, and as a result falls in love with Donkey Kong in her nearsighted state without her glasses.
  • Has a Type: She has a thing for sea-faring gentlemen, which causes her to flirt with the ship's Captain when she comes aboard the ship.
  • Interspecies Romance: Justified as Miss O'Hara is practically blind without her glasses, as thus doesn't realize Donkey Kong is a giant ape.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Miss O'Hara highly romance-focused and came aboard the S.S Romance to find the man of her dreams, flirting with the Ship's Captain and falling for Donkey Kong (whilst blind). She ends up with the Ship's Captain in the end.
  • Southern Belle: A rich plantation owner from the South which grows its own Bananas, which entices Donkey Kong.

Colonel Culpepper, Billy Bob, and Belle
Belle(Left), Colonel Culpepper (Center), and Billy Bob (Right)
Appeared in the Saturday Supercade episode "Mississippi Madness". They're a trio of jewel thieves who are after a valuable gem called the Emerald Of The East, and enlist the aid of an unwitting Donkey Kong to help them steal it from a Museum. Colonel Culpepper is the mastermind of the trio, being a charismatic southern gentlemen, Belle is the beautiful southern blonde who entices DK with her charms, while Billy Bob is the muscle.
  • Beard of Evil: Culpepper possesses a very sinister but impressive goatee.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Culpepper is the brains and the leader, Belle is the beauty, while Billy Bob is the brawn.
  • Fat, Sweaty Southerner in a White Suit: Colonel Culpepper is a downplayed example. He's not quite fat or sweaty, but he is a charismatic jewel thief who is the brains of the group, still keeping the villainous aspects of the trope.
  • Femme Fatale: Belle uses her pretty looks and feminine charms to sweet talk Donkey Kong.
  • Southern Belle: Belle. Her name says it all.
  • Southern Gentleman: Colonel Culpepper is a well-dressed fellow, but possesses none of the honorable qualities, being a criminal jewel thief.
  • Terrible Trio: Three of them, and the bad guys of the episode.
  • Unwitting Pawn: They successfully manage to trick Donkey Kong into doing their dirty work for them, until Mario and Pauline intervene.

Mr. Barkley and the Nature Scouts
A group of characters who appeared in the Saturday Supercade episode "Rocky Mountain Monkey Business". Mr. Barkley is the leader of a scout troop of children who meet Bones and Donkey Kong Jr. when the former accidentally falls into their pot of stew. However, when an escaped convict and his bear minion capture Mr. Barkley to force him to lead to a cave hiding his buried stash, it's up to Junior and Bones and the Scouts to save him.
  • Distressed Dude: Mr. Barkley is captured by the bad guys and the Scouts join up with Jr. and Bones to save him.
  • Scout-Out: Their outfit isn't known. They're a group of scouts on a camping trip.

The Crook and Bruno
Two dudes that are bad news.
The villains of "Rocky Mountain Monkey Business". They once worked for a circus, but were caught embezzling money and were put away, however, the crook managed to escape prison, and joins forces with his pet bear Bruno in a quest to find his hidden stash of money, which he hid in a mountain cave. They kidnap Mr. Barkley in hopes he could lead them to its hiding place.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Bruno is a cruel and vicious grizzly bear who was tamed by the Crook.
  • No Name Given: The Crook's actual name was not given, Bruno however has a name.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The Crook admits he isn't above doing this and threatens to sic Bruno on the Nature scouts to stop the heroes from tailing them.

Alternative Title(s): Super Mario Odyssey, Wrecking Crew, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2