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Mario

First appearance: "The cake is a lie!"
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"Mama f**ker!"
The main protagonist and central character of the entire series. He is crazy for spaghetti and extremely retarded. Almost all of the bloopers revolve around him and the trouble that he gets the main cast and himself into.
  • Absentee Actor:
    • Mario doesn't appear at all in "The Battletoads Justice Crew".
    • Not counting the promotion at the beginning, Mario is completely absent during The Japan Trip, the first time he's not been in an episode in years. This is justified, as he's still stuck working for Francis back in the Mushroom Kingdom following Mario's Illegal Operation.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While not necessarily outright evil, Mario is portrayed as a selfish Jerkass obsessed with spaghetti in SMG4's canon, compared to his official heroic depiction in Nintendo's games. SMG4 admitted in a 2015 QnA that the reason behind this is because he thought the generic hero character would be boring.
  • Adorkable: He is pretty adorable, for a complete asshole.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Red", courtesy of Meggy.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He has sociopathic tendencies, mental retardation, and a distinct Lack of Empathy mostly seen in borderline personality disorder.
  • Anti-Hero: Has shades of Classical Anti-Hero with his retardedness, but also has bits of the modern variety with him being a total prick and actually being the cause of the situations the main cast get involved with.
  • Art Shift: Frequently shifts between his Super Mario 64 model (rendered in either SM64 itself when using movement or in Garry's Mod when in ragdoll mode) and a modern Mario model. Other times he can become a sprite drawn in one of several styles.
  • Asexuality: Other than his "love" for spaghetti, Mario doesn't seem to be attracted to anyone. Not even Peach.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He has a rare moment of this in "Stupid Mario World", when, after he and Yoshi get knocked off of Rainbow Road and sent flying towards Earth, Mario somehow manages to calculate the exact area of Bowser's bouncy castle and land both himself and Yoshi into it perfectly.
  • Ax-Crazy: At times, he once threatened SMG4 with a knife for asking if he can have some of his Spaghetti.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Whenever Mario is naked, this trope applies.
  • Belly Buttonless: When he's naked. He is however given a belly button in fan art.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Insulting spaghetti in any way will get you into a world of hurt.
    • Don't say Dora the Explorer is stupid and boring. Otherwise, he'll give you an infinite quality-ass beating.
    • Mario and the T-Pose Virus gives us a massive one in the form of leaving his brother Luigi to die. Mario went straight into Tranquil Fury mode and dropped Bob off of Mushroom Castle without a second thought when this one was pressed, and he punches Wario and is ready to further fight him for electrocuting and then threatening Luigi.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a lazy, oblivious and food-obsessed idiot - but when spaghetti is insulted or his friends are harmed, watch out.
  • Black Sheep: In "The Grand Mario Hotel," he's revealed to be this among all the Marios in The Multiverse. For good reason.
  • Blow You Away: Gains these powers in "Final Fantasy Mario".
  • Breath Weapon: After swallowing the Old Man's Kamehame Hadoken in "Mario the Olympian", he shoots it back out as a flamethrower, killing both the Old Man and Frankie simultaneously.
  • Butt-Monkey: Often.
  • The Caligula: Whenever Mario gets a position of power (e.g., "If Mario Ran Nintendo" and "The Mario Mafia"), expect him to be an insane dictator — who could even give the Trope Namer himself a run for his money.
  • Character Development: Starting from the Waluigi Arc, Mario has become way more caring for those around him, most notably Luigi.
  • Characterization Marches On: His interest in Princess Peach has diminished over the years, likely having become utterly fed up by years of having to rescue her, in addition to her demanding and controlling treatment of him. Mario refuses to help her make money for the Mushroom Kingdom in "Mario's Spageti Delivary" and he even gets the cops to attack her in "The Visitor". By this point, he is more-or-less indifferent to her.
  • Character Tic: He has a tendency to go cock eyed when confused, which pretty much every question asked to him does.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: To a big degree.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Mario's worst actions are played for laughs.
  • Comical Overreacting: Has a tendency to go apeshit crazy at the most minor offenses.
  • Cutting the Knot: While playing Dungeons & Dragons, Mario defeats the Final Boss by punching SMG4 (The Dungeon Keeper) in real life.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Mario won't eat vegetables, even if he's delirious from starvation.
  • Doom Magnet: Pretty much everywhere Mario goes, destruction is soon to follow.
  • Driven to Suicide: Even this guy isn't immune to this trope.
  • The Ditz: A pain to everyone in the castle because of his extreme idiocy.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: This version of Mario is an idiot, no question, but he still makes some good arguments in SMG4's vidoes. A good example is in "Mario Does the Chores". When Human!Meggy thinks she can mop the floors easier as an Inkling, Mario correctly imagines that she would be wrong. Inklings are creatures made from paint, and the water would most likely kill her if she doesn't have a Respawn Point on standby. Plus, no longer being weak to water is an interesting perk to being human.
  • Epic Fail: When cooking. Or most simple tasks for that matter.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Mario can't stand Frankie's stupidity.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Whenever he cooks.
  • Fartillery: Often. In "War of the Fat Italians 2013" one fart was enough to fill up the entire scene with gas.
  • Feed It a Bomb: Mario inhales and swallows a Splat Bomb in "If Mario Was In... Splatoon", causing his head to self-destruct.
  • Fish Eyes: Sometimes it gets to the point where he spends entire bloopers like this.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip:
  • Give Me Back My Wallet: With Yoshi in "Wallets and Dinosaurs".
  • Godzilla Threshold: In "The Grand Mario Hotel," the other Marios end up seeing him as so Lethally Stupid that they decide to team up to kill him. To put it into perspective, one of said Marios is Bootleg Mario from "THE BOOTLEG DIMENSION" — i.e., someone who once caused a Reality Bleed Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum.
  • Greed: Over spaghetti and (sometimes) coins.
  • Jerkass: He's often this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he may be a selfish, greedy Jerkass, he's sometimes shown to care for his friends in his own way.
  • Kick the Dog: To Luigi throughout all of "Mario for Hire", but it bites him in the end.
  • Lack of Empathy: There are times where Mario only cares about what he wants, though it is mostly due to his retardedness. There are also times where he suggests Violence Is the Only Option, even when people suggest a different way.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He will rarely, if ever, escape karma's grasp.
  • Lethal Chef: It has been shown that Mario cannot cook, and any attempt at cooking solo will always fail.
  • Lethally Stupid: When he isn't being a Jerkass, he is causing destruction through his own stupidity.
  • Like Brother and Sister: To Meggy.
  • Manchild: Despite being an adult, Mario is perfectly willing to play in toy stores, lay traps for Santa Claus and do all sorts of insane antics without a second thought.
  • Master of Disguise: Or rather the master of fail disguise, as shown in "Master of Fail Disguises".
  • Meat-O-Vision: In "Spaghettipocalypse", a delirious Mario starts seeing everyone as spaghetti. He proceeds to try to eat (and make love with, as he would with the dish) everybody.
  • Morality Chain: It wasn't until he met Meggy that Mario's compassionate side was awakened, which was only amplified when he met Tari. This eventually became a new prominent side of his character, as he has finally started caring for Luigi the same way. It's thanks to her that Mario's actions don't go beyond the Moral Event Horizon. This shines especially in the Anime Arc, where he actually offers Meggy the spaghetti she had bribed him with to participate in the Splatfest training to comfort her and assure her he has her back.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Has gone naked frequently.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in some bloopers, such as "Hunt for the Hero's Clothes" and "Mario Swag" (hell, the latter possibly took it up to freaking TWELVE).
    • Or when he stripped and humped his kart from Mario Kart Wii in "Retard Karts 101".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Frequently. He is the reason for the plots and major plot elements of most bloopers. For example, he shows Cap'n Lardbutt his "pirate booty" in "The Pirate Plumbers", only to unexpectedly unleash the squid monster.
  • Nobody Poops: Very averted in "100 Ways for Mario to Die (The Right Way)", which lists his 20th death (#81) as "crapping on the rug". Needless to say, Princess Peach was not amused.
  • "No" Means "Yes": If this trope occurs involving him, it can usually lead from a small question to the main plot elements, such as from telling SMG4 if he wants to show his swag to the public to actually showing his swag in "Mario Swag", from asking Toad if he got his camera ready right to him and SMG4 doing "the awesome war" in "War of the Fat Italians 2013", and from telling Luigi if he can have a spaghetti machine to going to a casino with Luigi in "Casino, Cards and Chaos".
  • Off with His Head!: Happens rarely, especially compared to his brother, but there are instances where Mario winds up without his head.
  • Older Than They Look: Mario looks like he is his Nintendo canon age of 24, however in the SMG4 universe Mario was stated to be born in 1928 in "the (TOTALLY ACCURATE) documentary of mario".
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • When Mario is angered by someone else's stupidity, you know they are really dumb.
    • When Mario is legitimately scared things get serious... sometimes.
    • Mario's Tranquil Fury. Oh boy, Mario's Tranquil Fury.
    • Normally violently protective of his spaghetti, in "Meggy's Bootcamp, Mario willingly gives it to Meggy because he's so concerned about her well being after she has a breakdown about how horribly she treated him and the others during the Splatfest training.
  • Pals With Slenderman
  • Pet the Dog: He has his moments:
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Is just as crazy as he is immature.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Has a massive one in SMG4 Christmas 2018, where he goes apeshit on Bob - though Bob deserved it after all he did, it's so out of character for Mario.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gets these often, usually it is well deserved. But, they rarely, if ever, affect him.
  • The Rival:
    • To Bowser.
    • And to Frankie sometimes.
    • To SMG4 during competitions like the Wars of the Fat Italians.
    • To DICKS in the Super Pokemans 64 series.
  • Sanity Ball: Holds one when ever he deals with Frankie, who is EVEN DUMBER than he is.
  • Skewed Priorities: The Mushroom Kingdom is going to be taken over by Shy Guys? He doesn't care. The Shy Guys are also going to destroy all the spaghetti in the Kingdom? Holy shit! This is serious.
  • Smart Ball: Holds one whenever he deals with the animatronics.
    • And then there’s the time he tricked Jevil into flooding the arena with incredibly lethal weapons.
  • Sociopathic Hero: At his absolute worst, he can be completely intolerant to the feelings of others and, as stated above, is the cause of the horrid situations the main cast get involved with. This happens either because of his own stupidity or outright malicious intent.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Taken Up to Eleven in "Who Let the Chomp Out", when he proceeds to stand on a Chain Chomp's pedestal.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "Mario for Hire", where his Lack of Empathy is turned Up to Eleven and he is completely remorseless when he sics the Heavy on Luigi. Luigi gets back at him at the end though.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Evident in some of the more recent videos; while his stupidity can still land him into trouble, he still acts way more amicable with the people he cares about and is more willing to help those in need.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Spaghetti.
  • True Companions: With Meggy. He may not show it often, but he does respect and care for her in his own way. This extends to his brother and other friends too.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Chica and the other animatronics had to learn this the hard way. If Chica hadn't found the spaghetti on the floor and proclaimed it tasted like shit...
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
  • Villain Protagonist: Of a lot of episodes, but the best example has to be "Mario for Hire".
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Frequently, also parodied/subverted with him turning away from the scene. This has occurred in "The Visitor" while Bowser Robot is singing, "Mushroom Wars" when the gang reacts to Dr. Robotnik's "just let your head flop back" lesson, and in "Clone o' Mario" by a recently-created Mario clone.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Mario is actually great friends with Bowser whenever they aren't fighting over Peach or something else.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: SMG4 gives these to him often.
  • Your Head A-Splode:
    • This is death #36 in "101 ways for mario to die (the right way!)". Mario, upon seeing Toad no longer has his Justin Bieber magazine, becomes so happy he becomes light-headed.
    • Gets this after eating a live Splat Bomb in "If Mario Was In... Splatoon", thinking it was a Dorito.

Princess Peach

Voiced by: Luke (MarioTube 2)
First appearance: "The cake is a lie!"
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The ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and the castle Mario and almost everyone else resides in. In earlier bloopers, Mario had (on occasion) tried to get her affection, but almost always failed.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Effectively becomes one in "Mario's Illegal Operation", since her banning of anime extends to anime characters. Fortunately, she realizes the error of her ways and calls off the ban.
  • Anti-Villain: Unlike Waluigi and Bob beforehand she's not openly malicious or villainous, her reason for banning anime is more of a desire to protect her kingdom (and her castle) if anything. She also allows those who are fighting for the unbanning of anime to make their case and is ultimately convinced by them to let it be unbanned.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Often dishes these out to whoever angered her.
  • Art Shift:
    • She is also a victim of the "SM64-Modern" art-shift.
    • Lampshaded in "Castle Royale", when she becomes so happy she turns into an animated GIF.
  • Arc Villain: Became one of these with "Mario's Illegal Operation", as she made the law banning anime forever in the first place, and keeps her position for half of the Anime Arc.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Oh boy, if you throw a party in her castle while she's on vacation and she finds out...
    • Or if you wreck her castle, a fate that might lead you to be banned from her birthday party. Mario had to find that out the hard way. The mere fact that an anime battle destroyed the castle in "Mario and the Anime Challenge" leads her to ban it forever.
    • She gets angry over a load of pipes, and tells you to fix every pipe you notice, as revealed in "Problematic Pipe Problems". And if you don't...
    • If you call her a bitch as shown in "Retarded64: The Toad, the Fat and the Ugly", get ready to regret it.
    • If you also sell her clothes as shown in Mario For Hire she'll be very angry.
    • Don't try to ruin her days out, she will maim you.
    • Prevent her from watching Super Mario Twilight? Prepare to die.
    • Don't tell her to give you her butt or make you a sandwich. She will slap you.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When her castle is destroyed.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Francis in the Anime Arc.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She, of all people, saves everyone from the T-Pose Virus.
  • Damsel in Distress: As she is in the canon Mario series.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She may have been successfully persuaded into unbanning anime, but Meggy still has unfinished business at Splatfest. And a kidnapping, too.
  • The Dreaded: To Mario, due to simply getting in his way, forcing him to work, and denying him spaghetti otherwise. He convinces Donkey Kong to abduct her in retaliation in "SMG4: Mario VS Donkey Kong".
  • Dreadful Musician: Her singing voice is akin to a Toad screeching in the A Whole New World parody Axol walks her through.
  • Foil: To Mario in most of her earlier appearances when SMG4 isn't around.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: When she gets really angry.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: As seen under Berserk Button, she is rather easily angered.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After a confrontation from Axol and Boopkins, she embraces the good that anime can bring and calls off the ban.
  • Moral Guardians: An extreme example in that she deports anyone who looks like an anime character, but Peach becomes one of these in the "Anime Arc".
  • Non-Action Big Bad: As an Arc Villain, banning anime is literally all she does. She otherwise remains in her castle, while the A.S.S. do most of the heavy lifting for her.
  • Odd Couple: With Dr. Eggman of all people in Egg and Peach. She winds up almost marrying him, too, but has last-second doubts that prevent her from going through with it.
  • Older Than They Look: "Meet the Bowser" indicates that she is older than 30.
  • Orcus On Her Throne: After banning anime, the A.S.S. do most of the heavy lifting. Peach herself is only seen again at her throne room, even willing to listen to Mario and Co. make their case on why she should lift the ban.
  • Otaku: Courtesy of Boopkins. She went on a shopping trip to buy manga in "Mario Does the Chores".
  • Out of Focus: Peach was given less screen time and character focus after 2017 when Meggy became the most prominent female character.
    • The Bus Came Back: "Stupid Mario 3D World" marked her return as a major character, even kickstarting an arc.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Frequently gets abused by Mario, kidnapped by Bowser, etc.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Peach was the main recurring female character until Meggy took her place in late 2017.
  • Sore Loser: Doesn't take losing very well.
  • Villain Has a Point: Her reason for banning anime is because of the constant destructions the anime battles caused. Though this is undermined by her banning actual people from her kingdom.
  • Your Size May Vary: Thanks to a Special Effects Failure around "Who let the chomp out"'s three-minute mark, she's displayed as being massive compared to SMG4.

Yoshi

First appearance: "dreams"
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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.

Bowser

First appearance: "dreams"
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The "Big Bad" of the Mushroom Kingdom who's always trying to kidnap Princess Peach. He isn't very smart and often needs the assistance of SMG3.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Unlike Nintendo's official version (who, despite his own silly moments, still has a crapload of impressive Near Villain Victories under his belt), this Bowser is... not very effective.
  • Adorkable: Especially when hitting on Princess Peach.
  • Affably Evil: After his appearance in "Hotel Mario", he doesn't come off as a villain in the majority of future episodes. "The Bowser that stole Christmas." was his first antagonistic role in a while, and it was only because he didn't get any presents from Santa. There are also episodes where he doesn't pose as a threat to the Mushroom Kingdom, but still opposes Mario in some kind of conflict.
  • Anti-Villain: Not only is he a pretty nice guy, he really sucks at kidnapping the princess.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Mario in the episodes where he plays as an antagonist.
  • Art Shift: Thanks to the existence of a Garry's Mod model of his Super Mario 64 appearance, this is for the most part averted. However in a few cases he's shown as a sprite of himself from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and more commonly, his original Mario Party model.
    • From "Retarded64: Princess Capturing Simulator" and onward, he appears to have become a victim of the "SM64-Modern" art shift. When it comes to the "Modern" models, though, Bowser usually has it worse, with his facial proportions being kept morphed (to wit, his head is shrunken) rather than only for Reaction Shots or video thumbnails.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When he became giant in "A SM64 Fairytale"'s final part.
  • Attention Whore: Stated to be a reason why he wants to kidnap the princess.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He tries to kidnap the princess like canon, and he is a pretty recurring antagonist but... he sucks at it.
  • The Big Guy: Easily the largest main-cast member — especially whenever he's in his Super Mario 64 form.
  • The Bully: Sometimes, but most of the time he is pretty friendly.
  • Butt-Monkey: His life is almost as bad as Luigi's.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Yeah, Bowser is kind of a weirdo.
  • Cool Loser: Yeah, he is a failure who lost his Big Bad status. But he is also a failure with an awesome castle and army.
  • Demoted to Dragon: In-Universe example: He was demoted to co-villain in "Two Evil Friends" because his evil plans constantly failed, and SMG3 was made the main villain.
  • Depending on the Writer: He can either be a serious threat to the kingdom (or Mario) or a borderline dumbass.
  • Driven to Suicide: Sometimes (mostly by Mario). Though as the bloopers went on, the chances of having Mario even suggest Bowser do this has diminished.
  • The Ditz: Most of the time.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even he found Steve's story in The 2Spooky Story to be weird.
  • Evil Is Petty: Well, if you consider him evil.
  • Expy: One could make a comparison to him and the IDW G1 version of Megatron. Both are traditonally (and formerly) the main antagonists of their respective franchises, but in these specific portrayals eventually are inspired to change themselves and become (in a fashion) good guys in their own right, even becoming friends with their former enemies. Ironically, their motivation and reasoning being a trumonulous, extended Humiliation Conga and being showed kindness by certain heroes. Albeit, Megatron eventually ended up being sentenced to death for his centuries-long atrocities as the Decepticon leader, Bowser is absolved and Easily Forgiven, as unlike Megatron (in this portrayal), he wasn't really that effective a villain throughout his tenure.
  • Fartillery: He usually farts whenever Mario is behind his tail, as shown in "101 Ways for Mario to Die", "Ssenmodnar 6" and "Meet the Mario".
  • Foreshadowing: He may often make an early cameo in a blooper featuring him before his actual major appearance in the blooper. "The Visitor" and "The Lie That Was a Cake That Is a Lie" show examples of this.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser:
    • Or cooking with him.
    • It is also revealed in The 2Spooky Story that he joins the main cast in telling ghost stories on Halloween.
  • Harmless Villain: Most of his threats aren't a serious problem to the Mushroom Kingdom (in fact some of them are completely harmless).
  • Heel–Face Turn: It's implied in "Hotel Mario" that he was kicked out of his castle by his own minions, and was forced to live in the dumpster behind the Mario Bros.' house:
    Bowser: see it's a funny story why i'm here… my troops sorta kicked me out of the whole evil thing so now i live here.
    • "SwagQuest" and "The Bowser That Stole Christmas" both confirm that Bowser did eventually get his castle back, complete with his troops.
    • Despite this, Bowser has quite explicitly and firmly abandoned villainy, becoming a friend to the heroes and a main character in his own right.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He is constantly manipulated by SMG3.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Not very effective without the aid of SMG3.
    Bowser: Hey, I'll have you know I kidnapped a princess... for two minutes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Well he used to be this, then he became an Affably Evil Nice Guy.
  • Lack of Empathy: Towards Sonic.
  • Laughably Evil: He eventually lost the "evil" part.
  • Manly Tears: He cries a lot.
  • Nice Guy: After "Hotel Mario", he came off as less of a villain and his Affably Evil nature was exaggerated to the point of this.
  • Out of Focus: His appearances decreased significantly in 2019; his last known appearance was in the 3 million collab and he didn't make a single appearance in the Anime Arc. At least he shows up for Desti's funeral, but even then he doesn't speak.
  • Poke the Poodle: Ironically enough, this is at his worst.
  • Real Men Cook: In "SM64: Cooking with Bowser & Mario 2", he successfully prepares some ravioli (by throwing a bag of Doritos onto an oven). Also demonstrated in "High School Mario" where he can bake a multi-layered cake pretty well.
  • The Rival: To Eggman for Peach's love.
  • The Scrappy: In-universe, but not as bad as Toad.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Whenever he acts as The Bully.
  • Super Drowning Skills: In "Stupid Mario Sports Mix", he needs a floatie to stay afloat in water.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Many times. Not knowing what shampoo was definitely counts.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chicken nuggets, as first implied by his musical number in "Mushroom Kingdom's Got Talent" and then fully confirmed in "Stupid Mario Odyssey 2".
  • Troll: Once kidnapped the princess while Mario was talking about how she wasn't captured in a while.
  • Villain Protagonist: Despite sometimes being a bad guy, he is one of the shows' main characters.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Whenever they aren't fighting over Peach, Bowser is actually great friends with Mario. Even during their feud with each other in "The Mario Mafia", they forgive each other and hug it out.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Bowser gets a big one in "Son of a Bowser" when he, his son, and Mario watch Super Mario Twilight and apparently witness a sex scene between Mario and Bowser, the latter of which showers the entire room in vomit. Can anyone blame him? It happens again when Bowser Junior suggests they watch SMT's many sequels right after the movie ends, and happens one last time when Bowser and Mario finally agree to it at the end of the video.

Luigi

First appearance: "quest for a console"
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Mario's younger brother. He makes smarter decisions than Mario, but he's still as cowardly as he is in the actual games, if not more so.
  • Art Evolution: In 2016, Luigi received a new appearance that altered his model's height, head, and mustache to diverse it from Mario's, and it replaced the bright neon green with a color more accurate to official canon Luigi. Previously, he had just been a Palette Swap of his brother.
  • Art Shift: Much like his brother, he can be a Super Mario 64 character in one second, and a modernized Luigi in another. In a kart, he's represented as a plush doll (specifically the one from the Crane Game from Mario Party).
  • Berserk Button: No matter how many times he's thrown Luigi under the bus, never endanger Mario's life on his watch.
  • Butt-Monkey: He never seems to catch a break between sustaining many injuries and getting blamed for things he didn't do.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Mario, when SMG4's not filling the role.
  • Cowardly Lion: He acts timid and frightful most of the time, just like his video game counterpart.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In the 2013 Halloween special.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Performs one in Mario SAW to ensure Mario survives the Majora Killer's labyrinth, willingly dropping into rising lava. Subverted in that the lava he drops into is actually warm Kool-Aid and he's let free for this selfless act.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He has his moments. The 2013 Halloween special and "The Adventures of Mario and Luigi" show examples of this.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Frequently, usually from Mario.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Discussed Trope as shown in "Wild, Wild Mario", where he has stated to have at least 53 part-time jobs, also justified as he did it to pay for Mario's damages, he also stated this in "Detective Mario and Pikachu".
  • Nice Guy: His description on the wiki. No matter the situation, he's friendly through and through (unless his Berserk Button is pressed).
    He is often cheery, enthusiastic, fun, and ready to lend a helping hand.
  • Nervous Wreck: Indeed he is. Taken Up to Eleven in some bloopers.
  • Older Than They Look: Same as Mario.
  • Palette Swap: Until Art Evolution went underway, he was the only canon Mario character to be represented as one in this series (aside from Wario and Waluigi in their first appearance, and the rare one-off appearances of Daisy).
  • Revenge: On Mario in "Luigi's Payback".
    • He also did this in "Taken (like an idiot)".
    • Also in "Mario for hire".
    • Taken further in "Mario and The Diss Track" when he informs everyone of what Bob did, and they decide to get back at him.

Wario

First appearance: "darkness takes over"
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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.
  • 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 since 2018's "The Most Important Thing".
  • 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.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He and Waluigi are brothers in the SMG4 canon.
  • Rewriting Reality: Twice — in "Stupid Mario Maker" (with an enchanted Super Mario Maker) and "The Super Dudes" (with an enchanted Power Glove that's a Shout-Out to the Infinity Gauntlet). And naturally, Wario + The Omnipotent = World Gone Mad for everyone else.
  • 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:: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 

Toad

First appearance: "The cake is a lie!"
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A human fungus that resides in the castle alongside the Mario Bros, specifically the one that stands in the main hall of the castle. He dislikes Mario and possibly his life.
  • Art Evolution: In some episodes, he gets a model similar to fellow Toads Toadette and Frankie, which is far cleaner than his Mario 64 model. Needless to say, it hasn't stopped his old Super Mario 64 model from still being used through the newer episodes, with some episodes ("Mario's Train Trip") using both models.
  • Art Shift: He is also not immune to the "SM64-Modern" art-style swapping.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even more so than Luigi.
  • Crossdresser: Was forced to wear makeup and go by "Toadee" by SMG4 in an attempt to show he had a girlfriend in a 2015 QnA.
  • The Cynic: When not high on candy or coffee.
  • Depending on the Writer: Related to his reaction to Justin Bieber; he can either like him or dislike him. On one occasion he reads a Justin Bieber magazine and later loses it.
    • Split Personality: It's revealed in "Meet the Toad" that this is from his candy addiction. His high turns him into a spazz while he returns to his cynical personality otherwise.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He's the series go to Butt-Monkey, but it's been shown multiple times that he can become a legitimate threat when he's decided he's had enough.
  • Driven to Suicide: Often.
  • Freudian Excuse: He's pretty bitter and cynical, but with everything he has to put up with, it's not to hard to see why.
    • "Meet the Toad" dives further into this, as he's revealed to be one of the few Toads of the kingdom to have a mind of his own, which also means he has to take in all the insanity and abuse that the world he lives in has to offer. He has also tried to flee the Mushroom Kingdom hundreds of times, only for all attempted escapes to be foiled by Mario. This results in a depressed, nihilistic individual whose only outlet of happiness is getting high off candy.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Treated as one in-universe.
  • Greed: In "Toad Gold" when he became rich in gold.
    • And even more so in "Stupid Mario Party", where he uses Mario and the others to get money, putting them through increasingly painful minigames with the promise of giving whoever earns him the most cash a Gold Star. He scolds them whenever they lose even the smallest amount of money and extends this plot over three weeks when he extends the "party" by 5000 minigames when they lose a game after landing on a Bowser Space. When Luigi actually wins, the Gold Star Toad promised turns out to be fake.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Whenever he comes into contact with his rival Frankie (see below), this trope applies.
    • In "Who let the Chain Chomp out... AGAIN?" they had a sort of enemy mine, by Toad taking advantage of Frankie's stupidity and presenting him as his pet in the pet show. Frankie even gets punched by Toadsworth, which might've been Toad's plan.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He's survived whatever the others had thrown at him, even getting his house blown up by Steve!
  • Jerkass: While he wasn't the nicest guy in the early videos, Toad's become a massive one as of recently. He's hateful, selfish (even more so than Mario at times), and generally miserable, often complaining about everything and insulting everyone.
  • Man on Fire: A common trait among Toads in this series.
  • Made of Explodium: Happens... quite a few times.
  • Out of Focus: Same as Bowser, however, he didn't appear in the Anime Arc at all.
  • President Evil: He became president for a day in "President Toad Washington" and became this.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He dislikes Mario, to the point that Toad wants him dead.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Somehow made a Transformers robot in Mario University. Later seen in Mario Battle Royale, where it delivers a Curb-Stomp Battle to at least 5 competitors.

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.
  • 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"
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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!
  • 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.

    Other Mario Characters 

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 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"
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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.

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.
  • 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".
  • Art Shift: Just like regular Mario, he transitions between a recolored hat-less Mario and Dr. Mario's model from Project M.
  • 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.

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.
  • Affably Evil: Once he's summoned by Mario, he's shown to have taken a rather soft side and enjoys playing games, and even befriends Luigi and gives him piggyback rides (that end up leading to mass destruction). If you anger him though...
  • Berserk Button: If something ever is to happen that isn't in his favor, he will either transform the face of someone into a Weegee, or dump that person into his home universe.
  • One-Winged Angel: Weegee is Luigi's Mega Evolution, as shown in "WELCOME TO POKEMANS!".
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Growing Kaiju-size and rampaging through a large city is fun, according to him. Although actually he is giving a piggyback ride for Luigi (his recent friend) and has been destroying buildings on the ride.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He just wants to have a friend he can play with, even while he's destroying a city.

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.

Donkey Kong

First appearance: "mini italians"
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bowser Jr.

First appearance: " the adventures of mario and luigi ep 2"
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Bowser's son.

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.

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".

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.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Hasn't appeared since 2016.
  • 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.
  • Secret Admirer: Professor E. Gadd.

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.

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 I Am: 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 McCool" Name: 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".

Fishy Boopkins

First appearance: "Seaside Stupidity (Part 1)"
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Voiced by: Kevin

A Spike who first appears in the "Seaside Stupidity" two-parter. After his debut, he made a few more appearances before finally graduating to main character status.


  • A Day in the Limelight: "Doki Doki Mario Club" is this for Fishy Boopkins. Not only does it star him but it’s surprisingly a character study on how lonely he is and how it affects him, which in most other episodes is Played for Laughs. "Mario And... The Well" is this as well.
  • Adorkable: He's shy, geeky, and very cute.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: He is unceremoniously caught and infected by Waluigi in Fishy Boopkins Plays VRChat.
  • Badass Adorable: Fishy Boopkins is from an enemy race that looks quite cuddly and Boopkins himself is quite friendly. While he's not the strongest fighter, he can be pretty skilled with weaponry and can be crafty when the time calls for it. And if that doesn't work, he can always just call on his dad..
  • Berserk Button: Stealing his waifu body pillows is a quick way to get yourself blown up by a tank, as "War of the Fat Italians 2017" shows.
  • Big Damn Heroes: As Bowser prepares to roast Mario, Shroomy, and Bob in "SMG4: Mario The Boy Scout", Fishy Boopkins crafts a rocket launcher in the nick of time and blasts him to kingdom come.
  • Break the Cutie: On the receiving end of this by Bob, who delivers a scathing Motive Rant on how set things up to boost his fame and popularity, revealing he intentionally pushed Boopkins into the well and to top it off, tells Boopkins that their friendship was fake. This drives poor Boopkins to tears.
  • Butt-Monkey: Slips into this role as time goes on, taking the brunt of insults and abuse.
  • Characterisation Marches On: His characterization in his debut episode, "Seaside Stupidity" is slightly different from his later appearances; his voice is lower pitched, he wasn't an Otaku yet, and he possessed two abilities that haven't been seen since: the ability to make people breathe underwater, and the ability to sing while in pain.
  • Cheerful Child: He's a young child, and very optimistic despite everything happening to him.
  • Complexity Addiction: Tries unnecessary (and ineffective) stealth against a random Mook in the Final Battle of "Wild, Wild Mario." By contrast, Bob just arrows the guy in the face and says, "Close enough."
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: His singing is so bad, it causes the Earth to explode! The threat of being Forced to Watch him play Roblox for ten hours in The Mario Mafia causes Bob (a traitor at the time) to confess everything.
  • Dirty Coward: During "Mario Preschool", the Shipping Police show up to try and arrest him, and in a move not out of place from Bob, he frames Meggy for the picture he drew of him and Hatsune Miku leaving her to be arrested by the Shipping Police. Granted, Fishy Boopkins does end up getting arrested too, but thinks it's because they didn't like his painting.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Causes one with his horrible singing.
  • Eat Dirt, Cheap: He loves eating rocks - he ate at least 354 of them during his geology class in "Mario University". It's gotten to the point where he actually can't swim due to eating so many.
    Boopkins: I can't seem to float anymore... oh, maybe I should go on a diet.
  • Foil: To Bob. Both are based on enemy mooks, both are among the few characters that use voice acting (even if Bob's voice is text-to-speech.) Both are The Friend Nobody Likes from the rest of the cast and are shown to be losers. But the differences are that Fishy Boopkins is a Wide-Eyed Idealist, who’s humble, doesn’t really let the abuse get to him and is a nice person, while Bob is cynical, has a huge ego, cares deeply what other people think of him and is a Jerkass.
  • Forgot About His Powers: In his debut appearance, Fishy Boopkins had magical powers including the power to summon other sea creatures, swallow large amounts of objects a la Pac-Man, and allow humans and Toads to breathe underwater. After that two-parter, Boopkins isn't shown to have any powers.
  • Hermaphrodite: Possibly. After getting blasted out of the school in "High School Mario", he mutters "My nuts.", despite a line in "Stupid Mario Kart" stating he had a uterus.
  • Heroic BSoD: Falls into one after the events of "The Mario Concert". It takes Meggy taking him to a "sexy maid" cafe to snap him out of it. Even that is a temporary solution, and it carries over to the next video.
  • Kid Has a Point:
    • When Meggy gets kidnapped in "The Splatfest Incident" and Axol is the prime suspect, Boopkins has a good reason to vouch for Axol's innocence. Not only does he have a friendly—if overdramatic—personality, but he willfully helped Mario and Co. get anime unbanned while demanding nothing in return. As luck would have it, Boopkins was right.
    • From the same episode, he was the first one to stop the Civil War from progressing any further when they could be saving Meggy.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: When he sings, it destroys planets. Also, his superpower in "The Super Dudes" is releasing a shockwave when shouting.
  • Nice Guy: Sure, he's not the brightest individual and is treated just as badly as Bob, but he's one of the kinder members of the cast and is a friend that has your back (as evident in "High School Mario").
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Boopkins explicitly explaining to the Anime Cartel how Axol's ink weaver works causes problems for the rest of the arc, now that they know how to use it.
  • Odd Friendship: With Bob and Waluigi. After the events of "The Mario Concert", it's safe to say he wasn’t friends with Bob for a time, but after “The Most Important Thing”, everything’s fine.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Fishy Boopkins loves his Top Wife body pillow. So when he leaves it behind while fleeing from Saiko, it shows how scared he is of her.
    • In the same vein, he's a massive Otaku. So when he's too sad to watch anime because of what Bob did, you know he's taking it hard.
    • He's best friends with Bob, going so far as to save him during "The Mario Purge" despite everyone else's objections, and thinks the world of him prior to "The Mario Concert". At the end of "Mario and The Diss Track", after Bob lost his fame and fortune and asks to enter the cafe, Boopkins simply shuts the door on him. Just goes to show how badly Bob's betrayal affected him. It takes Bob a near-death experience and announcing his retirement to fix their friendship.
  • Otaku: Judging by the fact that his wife is a Hatsune Miku body pillow, he's probably one of these.
    • He later claims to have six wives. All of them are anime body pillows.
    • In "Doki Doki Mario Club", Fishy has just shy of five and a half million anime body pillows.
    Fishy Boopkins: Hmm, let's see... 1, 2, 3...
    (starts dumping an avalanche of body pillows from his cabinet)
    Fishy Boopkins: 15, 97, about 5,372,227!
    • This is the main reason why he brought Saiko Bichitaru to life via magic, to have an anime girlfriend.
  • Papa Wolf: He has one that is a Cthuluhumanoid.
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one to Luigi in "High School Mario".
  • Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: In and out of universe! "Mario and the Anime Challenge" has him speak in fluent Japanese twice - the first is a very long string of Japanese that (in the SMG4 universe) translates to "how was your day?" The second is after Tari gives him the win in said challenge - he says "Arigatō, Tari-chan"Translation .
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Originally, Fishy Boopkins was a character who had no friends and was considered an annoyance by everyone else. Cut to recent videos however, and he has quite a number of friends, including the likes of Luigi, Bob and Meggy. Even characters that don't like Fishy Boopkins such as SMG4 and Mario have been a lot less hostile towards him.
  • Those Two Guys: He and Bob are best friends. That friendship temporarily ended, but they make up just in time for Christmas.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Boopkins is a friendly member of an enemy race (more specifically the Spikes) in the Mario series.
  • Top Wife: He has many waifus, but the one he seems to mention and pair himself with the most often is Hatsune Miku.
  • Too Dumb to Live: One of the dumbest characters in the series by far, perhaps just as dumb as Mario or even dumber.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Boopkins explicitly explaining to the Anime Cartel how Axol's pen works gives them the idea to kidnap almost every Inkling in Inkopolis, as well as Axol himself, so Francis can have all the waifus he wants.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Bob. Don’t worry, they’re good again.

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".

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%.
  • 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.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Saiko has him wrapped around her finger during "Mario's Illegal Operation", but his feelings aren't reciprocated.
  • 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 gets to him first.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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!
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Nerd: With some shades of Nerdy Bully.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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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