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The main characters of the original Super Mario series.

Yoshi

First appearance: "dreams"
Voiced by: Kazumi Totaka
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A green dinosaur who often resides on the roof of the castle. He can be a nice guy... or a wallet thief/drug dealer, unless he's the one being drugged, that is. His personality seems to wildly vary with every episode he shows up in.

Wario

First appearance: "darkness takes over"
Voiced by: Charles Martinet
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Mario's greedy arch-rival who starred in "The Wacky Wario Bros." episodes for a while alongside Waluigi. He loves money.
  • Art Evolution: He was originally a simple palette swap of Mario. Starting from The Wacky Wario Bros.: The Welcome Invitation, he now uses his model from Mario Party 3, along with Waluigi.
  • The Bus Came Back: He and Waluigi finally return in "A Day In The Life Of Everyone" after a long absence.
  • Death by Materialism: How he (fittingly) meets his end in "The Mario Channel: MARIO'S CHALLENGE". The Wheel is about to choose "Survive being pushed off a plane" which Wario manipulates into landing on "Survive getting free money". He celebrates, thinking he's won, then the challenge begins and Wario is rapidly blasted by a coin launcher, pinning him against the wall.
  • The Ditz: To the point where he might be as, if not more, retarded as Mario.
  • Drunk with Power: After stealing a Power Glove in "SMG4: The Super Dudes", Wario goes on a rampage- creating an army of Wario-nosed minions to fight for him. It got so bad that Bowser found himself allying with Mario to stop him.
  • Enemy Mine: He and Waluigi are shown to be working with Donkey Kong to rob banks in "Wild, Wild Mario".
  • Fat and Skinny: The fat to Waluigi's Skinny.
  • Fat Bastard: A greedy one at that. Though he really isn't a villain, he just doesn't like Mario or his crew that much. Of course, there are episodes where he goes... too far with his dislike of Mario.
  • Greed: Oh GOD yes.
  • Hidden Depths: He loves his brother deeply, though he rarely shows it.
  • Morality Pet: To Waluigi post-WOTFI 2018. Whenever he goes into a rage, Wario calms him down and comforts him.
  • Mushroom Samba: In "High School Mario," he snorts the baking-soda he's supposed to use for his volcano project — and hallucinates himself flying around Rainbow Road. Cue Big "OMG!".
  • Out of Focus: Out of all the original major Mario characters, he and Waluigi receive the least spotlight as of 2019, not even having a single speaking role from "The Most Important Thing" to "A Day in the Life of Everyone".
  • Put on a Bus: Was said to have disappeared since Waluigi became a full-on villain and didn't appear until "Mario The Scam Artist". Played with in that Mario the Scam Artist takes place in between "Mario SAW" and "The Mario Carnival", with Wario's absence being justified as him leaving to try and find Waluigi.
  • Reality Warper: Twice - in "Stupid Mario Maker" (with an enchanted Super Mario Maker) and "The Super Dudes" (with an enchanted Power Glove note ). And naturally, Wario + Omnipotence = World Gone Mad for everyone else.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He and Waluigi are brothers in the SMG4 canon.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In the two "MarioTube" bloopers and "Stupid Mario Rabbids".
  • Those Two Guys: With Waluigi.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Some late 2017 bloopers show Wario as a full-on villain, such as "Wild, Wild Mario" and "Christmas 2017: The XMAS Discovery". It would continue on into 2018 with bloopers such as "SMG4: The Super Dudes". However...
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of Mario the Scam Artist, Wario has a Heel Realization and leaves to seek out Waluigi to make amends for his mistreatment of him. After the 2018 WOTFI, he does reconcile with Waluigi, bringing the Waluigi Arc to an end.

Waluigi

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First appearance: "mario at the olympic games"
Voiced by:: Charles Martinet, Chris Patstone (War of the Fat Italians 2018)
Luke (Mario SAW)

Wario's friend/ brother. Also the arch-rival of Luigi who starred in "The Wacky Wario Bros." episodes alongside Wario. The main villain of the "Waluigi Arc".


  • Arc Villain: "Mario and the T-Pose Virus" establishes him as this for a series of episodes up until "War of the Fat Italians 2018".
  • Art Evolution: Same as Wario, Waluigi was originally a Palette Swap, but starting from "The Wacky Wario Bros.", he uses his Mario Party 3 model.
  • The Atoner: Judging by his reaction to SMG3 winning the "Most Outstanding Citizen" award for saving the world from him, he regrets all the atrocities he committed. Absolutely confirmed as of "The Most Important Thing", where he helps Bob discover that friends are the most important thing to him, albeit through a near-death experience.
    Waluigi: Yeah, I figured after what happened with me... everyone could use a friend.
  • The Bus Came Back: Like Wario, Waluigi was absent from the series for a while during the 2018-2019 series, but eventually returned in "A Day In The Life Of Everyone".
  • Companion Cube: Waluigi's rubber duck.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Stupid Mario Tennis Aces" and "Waluigi's Time".
  • Emotion Bomb: Waluigi can project his feelings of being rejected over and over again on to others via the Power of Rejection.
  • Enemy Mine: He and Wario are shown to be working with Donkey Kong to rob banks in "Wild, Wild Mario", and with SMG3 to steal internet in "Mad Mario".
  • Face–Heel Turn: Waluigi snaps from being denied entry into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a fighter in Waluigi's Time (where he was the "face" during the video) and establishes himself as an antagonist in the videos following after. He only goes back to being his normal self after Wario apologizes for mistreating him.
  • Fat and Skinny: The skinny to Wario's Fat.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: For many years of SMG4's canon, Waluigi was just your average guy that got into schemes with Wario. Then Mario and the T-Pose Virus happens.
  • The Generic Guy: Part of the reason that Master Hand refuses to put Waluigi in Smash is that there is nothing special about him. Until he discovers the Power of Rejection.
  • Greed: Not as much compared to Wario, but he does show shades of this.
  • Hidden Depths: In Stupid Mario Tennis Aces, he convinces Jeeves to let Fishy Boopkins join a tennis tournament, even though Waluigi technically won. This is because he related Fishy's constant rejection to his own constant rejection from Super Smash Bros.. The two then go get ice cream.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Why Waluigi became an Arc Villain. He just wanted a special move.
  • Karma Houdini: Yes, Waluigi has been depowered and redeemed, but he still caused a lot of destruction in the Waluigi Arc. You would think that he should be held accountable for his actions. Said destruction is also hilariously glossed over, although you know SMG4.
  • Knight of Cerebus: For the majority of the Waluigi Arc, his actions are played dead seriously, although he does maintain a few comedic moments. See Laughably Evil below.
  • Laughably Evil: Even after becoming a legitimate threat after unlocking the Power of Rejection, he's still shown to have retained his goofy side in Mario SAW. There's also something silly about his rap battle in War of the Fat Italians 2018, and the challenges he makes Mario and SMG4 do.
  • Logical Weakness: The Power of Rejection draws from his feelings of being rejected many times. So if he is accepted by someone, the power fades away.
  • Not Good with Rejection: And how!
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He starts out about as pathetic as any villain can be, but once he discovers the Power of Rejection, which grows the more people reject him, Waluigi carries out some truly dangerous schemes such as starting a Zombie Apocalypse and putting the Mario Bros. through a gauntlet of Death Traps, all so he can grow stronger the more people will reject him for his actions. This ends up making him one of the most dangerous villains in the series.
  • Odd Friendship: With several characters, including Jeeves and Fishy Boopkins.
  • Out of Focus: Same as Wario, although he did have a brief taco stand gag in "Mario's Lemonade Stand".
  • The Power of Hate: Waluigi can call upon this to make others feel the pain of rejection he has suffered.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He and Wario are brothers in the SMG4 canon.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Seemed to share this dynamic with Meggy, as seen in Mario University and Stupid Mario Sports Mix. Over time though, this has lessened.
  • Stealth Mentor: Serves as one to Bob in "SMG4 Christmas 2018: The Most Important Thing".
  • Straight Gay:
    • In The Wacky Wario Bros.: Wario's Treasure Hunting Time, he was looking at photos of shirtless men at the Wario Bros. residence.
    • And at the end of Halloweegee special, he's seen sleeping with Weegee.
  • Superpower Lottery: The Power of Rejection gives him a variety of different powers including conjuration, levitation, shapeshifting and mind control among others.
  • Those Two Guys: With Wario.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • The first thing Waluigi does once he discovers the Power of Rejection is pass the pain of his rejection onto Mario and Luigi. This might not sound so bad, but they both showed sympathy for him in his lowest point.
    • At the very end of Fishy Boopkins Plays VR Chat, Waluigi turns him into a T-Pose Zombie. Bear in mind that Boopkins believed in Waluigi after the latter defended and connected with the former in "Stupid Mario Tennis Aces".
  • Walking Spoiler: For his role as a villain.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: As an Arc Villain, he was as vile as can be. But it's hard not to feel sorry for him, since he's been rejected his entire life.
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: He deliberately makes himself the most hated person in the Mushroom Kingdom by starting the T-Pose virus epidemic so he can bring his Power of Rejection to full strength. When Mario remains the only person left who wants to be his friend (if only so he can get free food), Waluigi makes Mario reject him as well by putting him and Luigi through a Saw-style Death Trap.
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    Toads 

Ben

First appearance: "Two great friends!"
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A yellow Toad with the word "boobs" written all over his cap. He is X's mentally unstable "roommate."
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • He attempted to kill Toad in "Toadassass-ination" because Toad organized a Mario Kart 64 party without him, and threatened to kill Mario when he called him "Cute Yellow Boob Toad."
    • In "Pirate Plumbers", after finding out that Mario and Luigi accidentally flushed Mr. Squidge down the toilet, he appears with a chainsaw and throws it at Mario.
  • Berserk Button: Don't harm his pet Blooper, Mr. Squidge, whom he considers his wife. Or you will regret it.
  • The Bus Came Back: Made a brief cameo in "Super Mario Taxi".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He speaks with a little bit of Spanish, using words like "amigo" and "señor".
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: He transforms into a merman after Fishy Boopkins gives him the ability to breathe underwater.

Toadsworth

First appearance: "Toadsworth's How to - princess"
Voiced by: Charles Martinet
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An old Toad who tries to keep Princess Peach from being kidnapped.
  • Art Evolution: He eventually got a newer model that uses Mario's movements as well as giving him more detail in his outfit.
  • Ax-Crazy: When pissed off sufficiently.
  • Butt-Monkey: As of 2019, Toadsworth seems to have a tendency to get run over when going shopping.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Can't tell whether or not Peach is awake or unconscious. Or the difference between Frankie and a crude replacement.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Tries to be this in New Year, New Mario to prevent Peach from being kidnapped. Not only does it not work, but Peach is so annoyed that she voluntarily gets herself kidnapped by Bowser.
  • Crossdresser: He dresses up like Peach in order to show her how a princess should act and then gets kidnapped by Bowser.
  • Dirty Old Man: For goodness' sakes, he taught Frankie to compliment a woman with "Send nudes!" (according to his reaction in "Mario's Dangerous Delivery")
  • Ironic Echo: When Mario uses Toadsworth's painting as a toilet blocker, he tells him to "chill bro, it's just a painting." Toadsworth's response a few seconds later is to threaten Mario's spaghetti with the same fate, saying "chill bro, it's just a plate of spaghetti". They even use the same audio clips!
  • Overprotective Dad: Toadsworth pretty much fills this role for Peach by looking after her. Unfortunately, he's even more of a paranoid worrywart than in the games, and takes direct, ludacris steps to ensure her safety, much to her chagrin.
  • Parental Substitute: Again, he's techincally not Peach's father, but nevertheless look after her as a surrogate one. He attempts to influence her to be a "proper princess" (in the stereotypical snooty fancy way), and is frequently concerned for her safety as in the official Mario canon.
  • Those Two Guys: With Jeeves in "The Most Important Thing".
  • Unstoppable Rage: Goes into one when Mario stuffs his painting, The Mona Toadsworth, into the toilet.

Toadette

First appearance: "the Toad, the Fat, and the Ugly"
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The only female Toad and Toad's love interest in "Retarded64: The Toad, the Fat and the Ugly."
  • Art Evolution: Her model is the same improved model that Frankie uses, though designed to look like Toadette.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Downplayed, they are not married but her relationship with Toad otherwise has traces of this trope. In the most recent bloopers, she is full-on Yandere. Toad outright hates her.
  • Bastard Girlfriend
  • Berserk Button: In "Mario vs. Sonic" she throws a temper tantrum when she thinks Toad is cheating on her. (It was actually Mario pranking her.)
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She can be as cute and adorable as her video game counterpart, but can also be very threatening when it comes to her relationship.
  • Characterization Marches On: In her debut episode, she was a happy go lucky girl who wasn't even an adult. Nowadays, not only is she a fully grown woman, but she's also a completely psychotic Yandere who makes Toad's life more of a living hell than Mario ever did.
  • Retcon: Her debut episode had her mention she was 9 years old, leading to Toad getting arrested for pedophilia. Later episodes have ignored this and put her around the same age as Toad himself.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She seems to be more into their relationship than Toad is.
  • Yandere: Yes. More apparent in the recent episodes.
  • Younger Than They Look: Her debut episode revealed her to be 9. This has since been retconned, however.

Frankie

First appearance: "the Toad, the Fat, and the Ugly"
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A Toad in "Retarded64: The Toad, the Fat and the Ugly" who is Toadette's other friend, and whom Toad and later Mario come to hate.
  • Art Evolution: Compared to Toad, Frankie uses a much more advanced model which more closely resembles those of Toads in the modern Mario titles.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently gets abused, especially in later videos. Considering who he is, he'd be pretty okay with it.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: In Ssenmodnar 11, Frankie attempts to ask Toadette a question but never finishes, very much to Toadette's frustration.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Is able to seriously maim people when provoked, such as pulling a knife on Knuckles and knocking out Toadsworth when thinking that the latter has come to molest him.
  • The Ditz: Frequently.
  • Dreadful Musician: As expected with Toads. Mario takes advantage of this by selling rocks for everyone to pelt him with.
  • Driven to Suicide: His entire character is this.
  • Leitmotif: "Goomba Village" from Paper Mario.
  • Lethally Stupid: He calls the ice-cream man during the battle between him and Toad, but eventually brings down Peach instead, who prompts to attack Mario and Toad after being called a bitch.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It's casually revealed in "Mario's Dangerous Delivery" that Frankie is actually Toadsworth's grandson.
  • The Rival:
    • To Mario in terms of stupidity.
    • To Toad, at least in his debut appearance.
  • Smart Ball: In "Sonic the Derphog: Showdown of the idiots" he's smart enough to know how electric weights work and to organize a tournament.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Subverted, his idiocy and unpredictable behavior outweighs any nerdiness he has.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Oh, lord.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His most preferred food seems to be one thing, and one thing only: muffins. Though he does eat ice cream as shown in Mario's Dangerous Delivery.

Ben's Mother

First appearance: "Seaside Stupidity (part 2)"
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Voiced by: Luke

Exactly What It Says on the Tin. She appears in the "Seaside Stupidity" two-parter along with her son. Her color code was previously used when SMG4 made Toad cross-dress to show he had a girlfriend in a 2015 QnA video.


  • Classy Cane: Uses one of these to walk after fighting Teletubbies.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She may be old, but when she opens a can of whoop-ass on those Teletubbies, boy does she open a can of whoop-ass on 'em.
  • Reality Ensues: She is shown to have excellent fighting skills for an old lady, but eventually she ends up throwing out her back which puts her out of action.

Captain Toad

First appearance: "Stupid Mario Galaxy"
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The great Captain Toad himself who helps and protects anyone for he is the great Captain Toad.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He volunteers to leave the ship in order for Mario to return to Earth. Mario kicks him out before he can even finish his sentence.

    Alternate Versions of Mario 

Dr. Mario

First appearance: "WEEGEE disease"
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"I'm just the doctor version of you! I don't know crap!"
The doctor version of Mario, according to himself.
  • Art Shift: Just like regular Mario, he transitions between a recolored hat-less Mario and Dr. Mario's model from Project M.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "Retarded64: A Dose of Dr. Mario". Though it may probably be the actual Mario since he has a similar behavior in this blooper. He gets another in "Retarded64: An Overdose of Dr. Mario".
  • Depending on the Writer: He is either a completely separate character from Mario or he is Mario.
  • Kill It with Fire: Dr. Mario uses a flamethrower against Weird in the first segment of "An Overdose of Dr. Mario".
  • Mad Doctor: Ya think!?
  • More Dakka: He has a machine gun that rapidly fires Megavitamins.
  • Mushroom Samba:
    • In "Retarded64: A Dose of Dr. Mario", he swallows a Megavitamin and goes into a Samba, almost entirely made out of Dr. Mario commercials and the brentalfloss "Dr. Mario With Lyrics" song, all set to the tune of What is Love.
    • This is repeated early into "Retarded64: An Overdose of Dr. Mario", where he eats a whole barrel of Megavitamins and goes drunk, riding a speeding hospital bed on wheels down the hall.
  • Shout-Out: His theme song is brentalfloss' Dr. Mario WITH LYRICS.
  • Shoryuken: Uses a Megavitamin-powered one on Fever.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Take a guess. It's spaghetti.

Mario Head

First appearance: "ṩṩἔᾗмὄḋᾗᾄʀ 8 (150k special)"
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The severed Mario head originating from Mario Teaches Typing 2 who was created by Mario using golden spaghetti.

Hobo Mario

First appearance: "Casino, Cards, and Chaos"
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An ugly and distorted Mario clone that first appears as a "prize" from a casino machine at the casino Mario and Luigi were at. He later makes cameos and recurring appearances in future bloopers. His full name is revealed in The Grand Mario Hotel.
  • Decoy Getaway: In A Theatre Mario, High School Mario and If Mario Was In... Splatoon 2, he is used as a decoy by Mario to escape an unwanted event.
  • Expy: His model is heavily based off that of a gnome parody of Mario from The Simpsons Game.
  • Fake Shemp: In The Grand Mario Hotel, all of his voice lines are those spoken by Herbert the Pervert.

Bootleg Mario / 7 Grand Dad

First appearance: "THE BOOTLEG DIMENSION"
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Yup, that Grand Dad, who Mario finds during a brief trip to the Bootleg Dimension and brings back into the Mushroom Kingdom. He later reappears in "The Grand Mario Hotel" as Bootleg Mario.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite his turn to villainy, it came from the feeling of loneliness and depression at being stuck in his shitty, glitchy dimension, and he clearly doesn't want to go back.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike the SiIvaGunner Grand Dad, this Dad is just as malicious as his Vinesauce incarnation, if not more.
  • Big Bad: Of "SMG4: The Bootleg Dimension". He's also very antagonistic to Mario in "The Grand Mario Hotel" and openly attempts to attack him several times (though more so because Mario was screwing everything up).
  • Bottomless Bladder: Averted. When SMG3 releases him, he thanks him, saying that he "really needed to piss".
  • Brought Down to Badass: In "The Grand Mario Hotel", he lost his ability to turn things into bootlegs and glitches. That doesn't change that he can still pose an immense threat to Mario, nearly succeeding in killing him even.
  • Drunk with Power: Once he accidentally bootlegs Toad, he and Mario go around town and do it for fun... until he goes mad with power and starts wreaking havoc on Peach's castle.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Once his status as The Virus is revealed and his power to "glitch" anything he touches stops being played for comedy.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Well, face banishment with dignity, as after Mario seals him back in the Bootleg Dimension, despite having begged not to be sent back, calmly lets himself be pulled back into the portal.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of "SMG4: Welcome To The Kushroom Mingdom", since he created it for SMG3 after being released by him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Summons the Floating Mario Head to kill/injure Mario in "The Grand Mario Hotel", but has it turned on him and send him through a wall.
  • Nightmare Face: He spends most of "The Grand Mario Hotel" with a hugely outstretched and widened mouth. The faces he makes after tying Mario up and attempting to attack him are very noteworthy.
  • Palette Swap: Unlike other characters that use Mario's appearance, Grand Dad instead opts for a modernized Mario instead of his Super Mario 64 look.
  • Reality Warper: After his Face–Heel Turn, he basically goes Discord on Mario's world.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: His Freudian Excuse of bitterness at being an ostracized Bootleg? In "The Grand Mario Hotel," he's become an accepted regular at the titular Inn Between the Worlds.
  • The Virus: Grand Dad can turn anything he touches with his hands into a horribly deformed "bootleg".

New Super Duper Mario Plus Ultra

First appearance: "The Weegee Uprising"
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A descendant of Mario 500 years in a Bad Future where Weegee Dolls reign. He teams up with Luigi, Boopkins, and Shroomy, who were frozen for 500 years, to undo the Weegee Uprising.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: His ridiculous model and lengthy name aside, he's much smarter and tougher than he looks, thinking up a plan to sneak inside E. Gadd's lab that works, and holds his own against a mob of Weegee Dolls long enough for the time machine to bring back Luigi, Boopkins, and Shroomy to undo the Bad Future.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: His "Big-Brain Move" is to have Luigi pretend to be a Weegee doll and sneak into E. Gadd's lab, then use a walky-talky and Boopkins's horrid singing voice to lure every doll outside the room the time machine. It works, only failing because he didn't take into account how loud the power-up button would be.
  • Famous Last Words: As he's being torn apart by the Weegee mob.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Dies smiling, giving a thumbs up as Luigi, Boopkins, and Shroomy, travel through time.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Guards the time machine that would send Luigi, Boopkins, and Shroomy back in time to stop the Weegee uprising. He's also erased from time when they kill the Defect Weegee doll.
  • Killed Off for Real: A double example. He dies protecting Luigi, Shroomy, and Boopkins from a swarm of Weegee dolls so that they can go back and fix everything. He, and the rest of the Bad Future, are then erased when the Defect Weegee doll dies.
  • Last of His Kind: By the time Luigi, Shroomy, and Boopkins are thawed out, he's the last person alive.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Shares his ancestor Mario's love of spaghetti. Lampshaded by Luigi.
    Luigi: Yep, he's definitely related to Mario.
  • Oh, Crap!: Can only say "Oh" when the power-up button alerts the Weegee dolls.
  • One-Shot Character: Appears, and dies, in the same episode.
  • Overly Long Name: Natch.

Mario Cells

First appearance: "Mario's Inside Story"
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Little, Mario-shaped cells that keep the Italian plumber alive.
  • Creator Worship: In-universe. They worship Mario as a god, due to him feeding them.
  • Good Counterpart: To the Weegee dolls. Whereas the Weegee dolls rebelled against Luigi, the Mario Cells worship Mario as well as help Luigi and Saiko.
  • Irony: Cells usually attack foreign bodies to keep the body safe. Luigi manages to get them to worship them, literally worshiping "outsiders"
  • Killer Rabbit: They look cute, but as biology dictates, they're brutal to anything foreign. That includes a shrunken Saiko and Luigi, at first at least.
  • You No Take Candle: They have a slightly broken speech pattern.

Mario's Brain

First appearance: "Mario's Inside Story"
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The brain of idiot Mario himself.

    Other Mario Characters - Major 
Other Mario series characters who have appeared a lot and played more significant roles in the series.

Lakitu

First appearance: "The cake is a lie!"
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The cameraman of the series and a nerd in Mario's eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: During his stint in the earliest episodes, he spent his time throwing snide, demeaning remarks at Mario.
  • Demoted to Extra: Was a main character during the very beginning of the series, but disappeared for a good while after "Scatman's Revenge". Upon returning in "Hotel Mario", he only shows up for a cameo every few months.
  • Jerkass: Depends on the episode.
  • Nerd: Mario accuses him of being one.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappeared from the bloopers for a long time after "Scatman's Revenge".
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: According to Mario, nobody loves him. Since nobody has contradicted him on this or said otherwise, it might be true.
    • The Bus Came Back: Reappeared in 2013's "Hotel Mario", then the 2013 Halloween special and 2014's "The Visitor". He also makes small token appearances in "Retard Karts 101", "SwagQuest", "Mario for Hire", "Mario in real life!?" and "Problematic Pipe Problems".

Professor E. Gadd

First appearance: "time travel tells"
Voiced by: Kazumi Totaka
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One of the main characters of Luigi's Mansion and its sequel. He started off as a bit character in early videos but has become a recurring character as of 2014.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: As a scientist, this is a given. He can transform an organic being into a robot in the span of a few minutes.
  • Only Sane Man: E. Gadd is surprisingly lucid for a character in SMG4's videos.
  • Put on a Bus: He disappeared for a long time after making appearances in "time travel tells" and "P-O-I-S-O-N-E-D computer".
    • The Bus Came Back: Reappeared in "ṩṩἔᾗмὄḋᾗᾄʀ 9 - Time travel edition" and has made frequent appearances since.

Weegee

First appearance: "WEEGEE disease"
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A giant figure that made frequent appearances in the series until he had a major role in "War of the fat italians 2014" where a fan suggests he battles Mario and SMG4 on Final Destination. He is eventually defeated, giving the duo a "Weegee Board" that allows him to enter the Mushroom Kingdom.

Donkey Kong

First appearance: "mini italians"
Voiced by: Takashi Nagasako
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The main character of his namesake franchise who gives the Wario Bros. a run for their money.
  • Art Shift: As with other SMG4 staples, he can't seem to decide if he wants to use his Mario Party model or his modern appearance.
  • Berserk Button: Whatever you do, don't touch his treasures. Or play Donkey Kong in front of his face.
  • The Cameo:
    • A few. He makes a really brief one in "The Wacky Wario Bros.: Money Mayhem" when Wario and Waluigi are dumped into the garbage truck at the beginning.
    • And another one in "Ssenmodnar 9".
  • The Dreaded: To the Wario Brothers, thanks to easily overpowering them.
  • Enemy Mine: He's shown working with Wario and Waluigi to rob banks in "Wild, Wild Mario".
  • Groin Attack: Meggy gives him two in "Wild, Wild Mario."
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • If "SMG4: Mario VS Donkey Kong" is anything to go by, he seems to have a... fascination with Pauline. As the episode progresses they do start to get along, until Mario sends DK into an Unstoppable Rage after deciding to play Donkey Kong with him.
    • "Mario's Fancy Dinner has him on a date with Pauline. By the end of the episode, he manages to successfully have a good date with her despite the rough start.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: He's been seen as a security guard (several times), an outlaw, and others. Sometimes he doesn't even have a job.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: During his golfing tournament against the Wario Bros, he is paired with Yoshi. Claiming he can defeat them without any assistance, he lures Yoshi off a cliff with a melon.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Easily goes ape over bananas.

Shy Guy: A.K.A. McShyGuy

First appearance: "Idiot karts 101"
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"YEAH TOAST!!!"
A toast-obsessed Shy Guy with butterfly wings who made regular appearances throughout the series until 2018.

Bowser Jr.

First appearance: " the adventures of mario and luigi ep 2"
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Bowser's son.
  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • Gasshole: Uses farts to get Mario to do what he wants in "Son of a bowser.".
  • The Leader: Of the Koopalings in "Stupid Mario World" and "War on Smash Bros. Ultimate".
  • Leitmotif: Uses SuperMarioLogan's incarnation of Bowser Jr.'s theme, "Get Outside", in "Stupid Mario Sunshine".

Luigi Dolls

First appearance: "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island"
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Dolls of Luigi originating from Mario Party that spawn in multiple numbers.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Luigi Labyrinth" and "The Weegee Uprising".
  • Denser and Wackier: They're a goofier counterpart to the T-Pose Zombies.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Functionally, they're similar to zombies and the "Weegee" meme. Any living thing they touch for a long period of time becomes another Luigi doll, with similar personality to the first Luigi Doll ever produced.
  • Patient Zero: Their leader, Hokage Weegee, is also the first sentient Luigi Doll, the Defect Weegee.
  • Viral Transformation: They inflict this upon non-Luigi Dolls.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Luigi Dolls manage to totally overrun the Mushroom Kingdom in a Bad Future scenario, goofing about in the wreckage of society.

    Other Mario Characters - Minor 
Mario series characters that play minor roles; usually one-time roles or arc roles.

Daisy

First appearance: "brother love"
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Princess of Sarasaland and Peach's cousin. Also Luigi's object of affection.
  • Alpha Bitch: Has a bit of a snobby tone in "Mario Simulator". This trait is no longer existent after that.
  • Butt-Monkey: In "Mario Simulator".
  • Flat Character: She's Luigi's love interest, and only Luigi's love interest.
  • Put on a Bus: Hasn't had a major role since 2017 and only appears in non-speaking cameos after that.

Gourmet Guy

First appearance: "wallets and dinosaurs"
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A fat Shy Guy. His sprite is originally from the game Paper Mario.
  • Butt Sticker: In almost all of his appearances he is shown crushing someone. This most notably happens at the beginning of "Who let the chomp out?"
  • Fat Comic Relief: His primary shtick.

Ztar

First appearance: "Bad stars"
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An evil star created by SMG3 and Bowser. It is the main antagonist of "Bad Stars" and the "Bad Star's Back!" 300k special. It is one of the foremost antagonists of the series.

King Pipe

First appearance: "Problematic Pipe problems"
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A sentient pipe who lives underground with his other pipes and was the reason pipes suddenly sprouted everywhere around Peach's castle in "Problematic Pipe Problems".
  • Animate Inanimate Object
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His reason for attacking the Mushroom Kingdom? Because Mario and Luigi don't do their job of being plumbers and Mario used one as a toilet.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Mario is able to teach him how to be a plumber, which amounts to just whacking wrenches on pipes. Afterwards he allows Mario, Luigi, and SMG4 to leave, under the condition that they don't return to his dungeon. However Peach's castle is still covered in pipes, and when Mario returns home, he gets a warm welcome from Peach.
  • King Mook: The king of the pipes.
  • One-Shot Character: Had only one major role then didn't appear again after that, excluding a 3 million collab fan entry.

Dr. Pootis

First appearance: "Sonic the derphog: The Item Brick"
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Basically Lord Crump with the Heavy Weapons Guy's voice. He was created by an item brick. Usually crosses paths with Eggman in the Sonic the derphog series, but shows up occasionally in the main Mario series as well, such as in "The Battletoads Justice Crew" and "Mighty Morphin' Mario Rangers".
  • Evil Is Petty: Among the crimes he performs in "Mighty Morphin' Mario Rangers" are littering, stepping on grass, kicking a pig, destroying Bowser Junior's toy, and not flushing the toilet when he was done with it.
  • Fake Shemp: Uses the Heavy Weapons Guy's voice clips, as stated prior.
  • The Rival: To Dr. Eggman, as well as to Swagmaster696969696969 in "MARIO'S CHALLENGE".

Rosalina

First appearance: "Shoot to the Observatory in the sky"
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A princess who owns the Comet Observatory and makes an appearance in "Shoot to the Observatory in the sky". A bunch of Lumas live with her.
  • Off-Model: Despite having an entirely different skeleton than Mario, she uses all his movements, leading to most of her on-camera appearances showing her with her arms hanging outwards.
  • Put on a Bus: She disappeared after "The Smash 5 Trials".
    • The Bus Came Back: Finally reappears in "War of the Fat Italians 2019" as a brief cameo.
  • Secret Admirer: Professor E. Gadd.

Awesome Guy

First appearance: "Shy Guy Showdown"
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General Guy from Paper Mario under a different name. He appears in "Shy Guy Showdown" wanting to take over the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • Adorkable: When his plan falls apart, he starts acting rather childish.
  • A God Am I: Considering he rules over a kingdom of Shy Guys, whom are forced to worship him, it can be assumed he views himself as this.
  • Art Shift: Uses a grand total of three different art styles: His original Paper Mario sprite, a custom Super Mario RPG sprite, and the SM64 Mario replacement model (which lacks the character's traditional general's hat).
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Subverted, he SUCKS at fighting.
  • Awesome McCoolname: His name is literally Awesome Guy.
  • Ax-Crazy: Will casually shoot one of his supporters with a shot-gun, and planned to take over the Mushroom Kingdom for no reason.
  • Badass Army: Subverted. His army is just as dumb as he is.
  • Bad Boss: He forces his troops to worship him, but if they get to close he will shoot them.
  • Berserk Button: Don't enter his personal space, he will shoot you.
  • Big Bad: Of "Shy Guy Showdown".
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: It is clear, by the end, that he had no real plan when it came to taking over the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • Cult: He seems to have formed one with shy guys.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He shoots one of his supporters with a shot-gun because he got to close.
  • The Ditz: He's really stupid.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is horrified when Mario pulls out a Waluigi launcher.
    • He also has enough decency to send drunk soldiers home.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts like a kind and fair ruler, but is actually a stuck up Jerkass.
  • For the Evulz: Why he wants to take over the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • Harmless Villain: He is revealed to be this in the end, all he does is shout about how he'll take over the Kingdom while everyone just ignores him.
  • Hates Being Touched: So much that he'll SHOOT YOU.
  • Hate Sink: He is, by far, the most obnoxious antagonist in the entire series.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: It's really hard not to feel bad for him when he's left shouting about how he'll take over the Kingdom while everyone just ignores him.
  • It's All About Me: At noon, all the Shy Guys in town are forced to stand on the side of a row and worship him.
  • Jerkass: Beyond any reasonable doubt.
  • Lack of Empathy: Plans to destroy the Mushroom Kingdom For the Evulz.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His army abandons him, and he is arrested by the cops.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a pretty cool general's hat.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Deconstruction, as he is so useless when his army abandons him he is almost immediately arrested.
  • Nonindicative Name: Awesome Guy is anything but.
  • Only Sane Man: To his idiotic troops.
  • Pet the Dog: When he thinks Mario is a drunk soldier he orders a few officers to take him home.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He even calls the cop arresting him a "meanie".
  • The Sociopath: Narcissistic, violent, and manipulative, however, without his army he's extremely harmless.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He tries to take over a fucking kingdom with no plan, a useless tank, and an idiotic army.

Shy Guy Elite Squad

First appearance: "Shy Guy Showdown"
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Clockwise from top left: Assassin Guy, Awkward Guy, Steve Guy, and Crazy Guy.
Awesome Guy's personal team of elite Shy Guys, or as he calls it: the "Super League of Gay Guys".

Cappy

First appearance: "Stupid Mario Odyssey"
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Mario's traveling companion from Super Mario Odyssey, who made his way into the SMG4-verse in the Stupid Mario Odyssey episodes.
  • Body Surf: Just like in his debut game, he enables Mario to capture both living and inanimate objects.
  • Cool Ship: While nowhere near as detailed as in Odyssey proper, Cappy still uses the Odyssey as means of travel.
  • Retcon: As there was no Garry's Mod model for Cappy's normal form at the time of his appearances, he exclusively appears transformed into Mario's hat.

Francis

First appearance: "AREA 64"
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An anime-obsessed chameleon originating from Super Paper Mario. He is the boss of the anime cartel and requires the assistance of SMG4, Bob, and Fishy Boopkins to escort Saiko to Japan, however he makes Mario stay behind and make up all his lost money. He forms a temporary alliance with Mario, Axol and co. to get anime unbanned in the Mushroom Kingdom. He's also the mastermind behind the mass kidnapping of Inklings and Octolings, and plans to use their ink to power the Ink Weaver to 100%. So that he can have an island of anime wifus.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In Super Paper Mario, he was the boss of Chapter 3, and can summon Meowbombs, turn invisible, blind you with a camera's flash and swallow you with his long tongue for some damage. Here, without the help of his minions or Ink Weaver, he really can't do anything.
  • Adaptational Villainy: To an extent. While Francis was a major boss in Super Paper Mario, in that game he was shown to be an extremely awkward and inept otaku who ended up being sympathetic because he just wanted to have friends. This version of him is the head of the Mushroom Kingdom's version of The Mafia, as well as an unrepentant mass kidnapper and even a murderer.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Begs for his life once Axol takes back his Ink Weaver and he's cornered by Mario and the gang. Considering his role in the arc it's doubtful he would have gotten it, but he was especially unfortunate that it happened to be Saiko who got to him.
    Francis: Hey hey, let's not do anything rash now. It was just one Octoling-
  • Ambition Is Evil: His ultimate goal is to create an island of waifus for himself.
  • Arc Villain: Played with. Although he serves as an antagonist at first and appears to take the role in "Mario's Illegal Operation", he and the Cartel end up working with the main characters to unban anime. Once anime is unbanned, he switches gears and is revealed to be the mastermind behind the Inkopolis kidnappings (and by extension, Meggy's, Desti's and Axol's abductions) in "Mario and the Experiment".
  • Asshole Victim: It's a pretty safe bet you'll be cheering Saiko when she throws him in the Ink-Zuccer 9000 and leaves him to be violently killed by the machine and the imminent exploding island.
  • Bad Boss: Really, "Mario's Lemonade Stand" is the only time he's shown any semblance of compassion towards his subordinates. He's a major Jerkass to them almost every other time. He sends Mario on a "dangerous mission" and threatened to break his kneecaps if he didn't make up for the destroyed anime, and in the later half of the arc, he constantly calls the Anime replicas he controls "bakas", and he doesn't intend on sharing his waifus with the rest of the Anime Cartel, if we take Axol's word for it.
  • Bastard Understudy: Kidnaps Axol after the anime ban is lifted, in order to take control of Ink Weaver.
  • Berserk Button: Destroying his anime or calling it dumb.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a dorky, nerdy and silly-looking chameleon who leads a group of otakus. He also instigated the plan to kidnap half of Inkopolis and manages to power up Ink Weaver to 70%, where Axol only manages 50% with the help of Meggy, and by himself only used 5%.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Peach in the Anime Arc, though Peach is more of an Anti-Villain.
  • Big Bad Slippage: From a mob boss that commanded an anime smuggling operation and allied with Mario and the group to unban it, to a mad scientist and mass kidnapper, willing to kill for his ambition.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • Axol is one for him. Francis expresses disappointment that Axol doesn't use Ink Weaver for its full capabilities. Played with in that this makes Francis' much less sympathetic as Axol is unambiguously good while Francis is evil and his idea of what Ink Weaver should be used for is purely hedonistic and selfish.
    • He himself is this to Saiko, to some extent. At first, he listened to her without question, and she trusted him well enough. But when she finds out he was behind the mass kidnappings in Inkopolis, all bets are off. Though she oddly doesn't seem too shocked about the fact, and the feeling is mutual.
  • Butt-Monkey: Falls off the roof of Peach's Castle after grappling a turret in "Mario Saves Anime" and is attacked several times by Desti and Meggy in "Mario And The Experiment".
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To the previous antagonists Arc Villain Waluigi, Bob and Princess Peach. For one he wasn’t a previously established character (except for a few cameos) being introduced in said arc. He’s also the most monstrous with his plan being full-on genocide of the inklings for his own personal gains and straight-up killing a character. He’s also the only antagonist who does not change their ways but instead dies.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Saiko stuffs him into the Ink-Zuccer 2000, which extracts ink from Inklings forcibly and in a way that can only be described as torture. To make things worse for him, Saiko turns the machine to maximum power. His death is further ensured by the Anime Island blowing up.
  • Death by Irony: He is personally disposed of in his own Ink-Zuccer by Saiko. The irony here is two-fold. Saiko was someone he listened to and went out of his way to protect before going mad with power, and the Ink-Zuccer was the terrible machine he used to extract ink from all the Inklings he captured.
  • Dirty Coward: He's presented as fearsome, but as the Anime Arc goes on it's clearly shown that he's pretty weak and only fearsome due to the men he commands. This is true even after he's revealed to be the mastermind behind the kidnappings, as once his army of false Sephiroths are defeated and Ink Weaver runs out of ink in "Final Hours", Francis immediately tries to run away.
  • The Dreaded: The Anime Cartel is feared by almost everyone, to the point where not even someone as sweet as Tari wants anything to do with them.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: After taking the powered-up Ink Weaver from Axol, he goes mad with power.
  • The Don: Of the Anime Cartel.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Makes minor appearances in both "AREA 64" note  and "Doki Doki Mario Club" note  before his appearance in "Mario's Illegal Operation".
  • Evil Counterpart: To Fishy Boopkins. They're both Otakus, but you don't see Boopkins running a mafia with an iron fist. Or kidnapping an entire city.
  • Evil Nerd: In spades. Just look at his tropes.
  • Fake Shemp: Uses Weasleby's voice clips, and some Filthy Frank clips too.
  • Famous Last Words: Just before he gets Zucced and left to die on Anime Island:
    Francis: I didn't mean no harm!
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and is... not a nice person, to say the least.
  • Hate Sink: Francis, the boss of an already shady crime cartel, goes the extra mile by kidnapping Inklings to harness them of their ink to create a harem of anime girls for his hedonistic pleasure. He later sent a Sephiroth replica to impale Desti and laughs maniacally at the others mourning her.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His ultimate fate at the end of the Anime Arc is getting stuffed into his own zucc machine, which he built to drain the ink of Inkopolis's citizens as part of his Evil Plan, and being left for dead.
  • Hypocrite: A pretty audacious example — In "Mario and the Experiment", he disparages Axol for using his song to convince Peach that anime isn't dangerous and should be unbanned, even though he is living, breathing proof that she wasn't exactly wrong to think so.
  • Implausible Deniability: You honestly didn't believe Francis' claims that he "didn't mean no harm" after the causal murder of Desti...did you?
  • Insult Backfire: Meggy calls him "seriously messed up" and he takes it as a compliment.
  • Jerkass: He's abusive, arrogant, greedy, uncaring, violent, and maniacal.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite the threats to break his kneecaps, Francis' anger towards Mario for botching the operation of smuggling anime is justified, and he's within his rights to force him to make up the lost profits from the destroyed merchandise.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Francis was the intimidating leader of a crime cartel, yes, but he was mostly concerned with smuggling anime after it was wrongfully banned, and his forcing of Mario to make up the profits he lost was justified. In addition, he was willing to fight for what the heroes believed in, as before their temporary alliance, he was shown opposing the A.S.S. when they were cracking down even harder on the ban. Other good qualities include treating the rest of the cartel with respect, ending his rivalry with Jeeves, and doing everything he can to protect the one who is most affected by the ban, Saiko. With all of this in mind, one would think that Francis' relationship with the heroes would improve now that the ban is finally lifted. Instead, Francis becomes so infatuated with Axol's magic pen that he hatches a horrible evil plot to kidnap all of Inkopolis and drain them of all of their ink. Keep in mind that this would kill them, meaning Francis would be responsible for mass genocide. As a final kick in the teeth, he no longer treated the people he once cared for—the rest of the cartel and Saiko—the same way after going mad with power. He had no intention on sharing his waifus with the former, and he was willing to try to kill the latter for opposing him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is the first villain to irrevocably kill off a recurring character (Desti), and his actions indirectly cause Meggy to turn into a human; both events are treated with serious gravitas.
  • Lack of Empathy: Waluigi, Bob, and Peach all redeemed themselves for what they did wrong. Francis on the other hand maintains his awful streak with Iosef levels of gusto.
  • Laughably Evil: Francis' over-the-top mannerisms and cartoonish personality make him entertainingly evil despite his presence as a feared mob boss and mass-kidnapper. A good example is him advertising The Ink Zuccer 2000, in the style of an informercial, complete with Wii Shop Channel music provided by his audio recorder.
  • Laughing Mad: Lets out Light's infamous psychotic laugh after his second Sephiroth replica stabs Desti.
  • Loony Fan: Due to his status as an Otaku he worships Axol, and the man has to draw a Krillin to blast him away to be rid of him. He also ends up kidnapping Axol and has no qualms in torturing him once he gets his hand on Ink Weaver.
  • Mad Scientist: Turns into this by the second half of the Anime Arc, if Anime Island is anything to go by.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: It's heavily implied that his plan will result in the slaughter of at least several thousands of Inklings and Octolings for the small goal of having an island of sentient anime girls. And it's fairly obvious he cares not one bit.
  • Nerd: With some shades of Nerdy Bully.
  • Nerd Glasses: Which he's blind without.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: Requires one after giving an Evil Laugh.
  • Nightmare Face: He pulls these whenever he's shocked, angered, ecstatic - basically, most of the time he is on screen. Taken Up to 11 in "Mario And The Experiment" where his stretched faces and near-constant Slasher Smile could give Burgerpants a run for his money.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: At first he's shown to be a regular sociopathic manchild with some extra muscle and he's portrayed in a comedic light. As the Anime Arc goes on, it turns out he is a completely unhinged, surprisingly manipulative and incredibly dangerous man-child once he gets hold of Ink Weaver. Not to mention how he gets Desti Killed Off for Real, making him the one and only villain in the series to have permanently killed off a character.
  • Otaku: Taken to extreme levels.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He's willing to work with Mario and the others to get anime unbanned since it also benefits him and his fellow otakus.
    • He personally aids Mario in sabotaging Jeeves and his milk cafe because less competition means more profit for the lemonade stand, which in turn would be collected as payment for all the merchandise Mario destroyed. Francis also gets personally invested when Jeeves insults anime.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Make no mistake. Francis is an utter doofus and loser even for otaku standards, but the fact remains that he is the leader of a cartel that takes itself quite seriously - even if it does just revolve around smuggling anime. He only gets worse as the Anime Arc goes on as he kidnaps Axol, Meggy, Desti and half of Inkopolis and seems very willing to sacrifice their lives in order to create powerful henchmen for his own nefarious purposes. The fact his master plan is to use the kidnapped Inklings' ink to supercharge the Ink Weaver enough just to create an entire island of sentient anime girls in a "waifu paradise" leaves no doubt to the depths of his selfishness.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Even more so than his Super Paper Mario counterpart.
  • The Sociopath: The second half of the Anime Arc shows that he has no empathy for anyone that gets hurt in his evil plan and just wants to satisfy his insatiable ego.
  • Squishy Wizard: At least in the second half of the Anime Arc. Francis routinely gets beaten in a fight whenever he loses control of the Ink Weaver and relies on it for his main forms of both offense and defense.
  • Uncertain Doom: Downplayed, his doom was certain. It's how he met it that's a question. He's last seen getting stuffed by Saiko into one of his own zucc machines before his island explodes with little to no chance of escaping in time. It's not known whether the machine killed him or the explosion did.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: As Meggy points out, Axol unbanned anime for him and his cartel, but Francis still imprisons him and takes his weaver, even going as far as to mock him, call him a disappointment, and say he doesn't deserve his power.
  • Verbal Tic: He calls people who anger him "bakas", which is Japanese for "jerks/idiots".
  • Villain Has a Point: A rather twisted one, but he's not wrong when he states that nobody cared for Desti. Whom he just killed.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Once he has nothing at his disposal, he immediately starts begging for his life. It goes as well as expected.
  • Walking Spoiler: Not for his role as boss of the Anime Cartel, but for being the Big Bad of the Anime Arc as a whole.
  • We Can Rule Together: He offers Saiko a chance to join his island of Waifus. She refuses, for obvious reasons.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Willing to kidnap Meggy and Desti and plans to use the former for a painful process to obtain her ink for Ink Weaver to use. He also kidnaps most of the Inkopolis residents, and the playable Inklings from Splatoon are only 14 years old.
    • It gets even worse than just playable Inklings and Octolings — as shown with the desolate Inkopolis in "Mario and the Inkling Disappearances", Capt'n Cuttlefish is viciously defending some much younger Inklings from potential abduction rounds. And with Francis boasting he kidnapped half of Inkopolis' populace, there's no doubt some of those abducted are Inkling children.
    • He fully goes into this trope at the end of "World War Mario", where he creates a second Sephiroth replica that stabs Desti through the back. He then laughs like a psychopath while all the other characters stare in horror.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Initially, he just wanted anime unbanned like Mario and his friends, but witnessing Ink Weaver's powers and the power-up that Inkling ink gives to Ink Weaver makes him switch gears and aim bigger for his ultimate goal.
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