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The central group of SMG4's videos. Also known in some circles as "the SMG4 Crew".


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  • Action Girl:
    • Princess Peach in the earlier days of the series, having proven to be one heck of a reliable ally when not the butt of everyone's jokes. Even being reduced to a minor side character does very little in diminishing this, as "Food Wars" demonstrate when she goes full-on Saxon Hale on the whole gang with zero effort.
    • Meggy Spletzer not only lives and breathes this trope, she embodies it. Being an multi-talented athlete who trains hard for Splatfest, she pretty much has a sense to get out of any sticky situation that she and her friends get into. Despite being turned into a human due to the events in the Anime Arc, however, she can still kick all kinds of evil in the face.
    • While not as badass as her friends, Tari still deserves a mention, as her wits and gamer skills ends up helping her friends on more than one occassion, such as beating Waluigi in his own game by taking control of SMG4 and charges directly at him, caught him by surprise, enough to break his hold on his T-Pose Zombie army and free her friends.
    • Saiko Bitchitaru is known for doing this on the fairly daily basis, especially if she's pissed. Francis learned this the hard way after he killed off Desti, with her throwing the leader of the Anime Cartel into one of his Ink-Zuccer machines set to "Maximum Zucc" and leaves him to be painfully drained of his life-force on his own island amidst of his own creation on self-destruct.
    • Once an ordinary watermelon, bonding with the Fierce Deity mask not only granted Melony a human body, but also the powers of a god, which she will not be afraid to use in order to protect her friends and loved ones—even at the risk of losing control. Come the Revelations Arc, she's fully mastered these powers.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Nearly all of the main cast were turned into T-Pose Zombies on two separate occasions, though while both times were averted, it takes a Big Damn Heroes from a new character to work the second time it happened.
  • Badass Crew: So, so much. The Anime Arc pretty much cements this status.
  • Canon Foreigner: All of the fully original characters are this due to the show primarily featuring characters originating from existing video games.
  • Demoted to Extra: Peach, Bowser, Toad and Steve, who where all major characters in the series early days, are now recurring side characters. Between all of them, Bowser and Steve appear the most.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: Inevitable with a cast of so many characters. Some examples are SMG4 with Meggy and Luigi, Toad and Meggy, and Peach with most of the modern additions to the main cast. Slowly subverted as the series goes on, however.
  • Invisible Parents: With the exception of Boopkinsnote , Saikonote , and Meggynote , very little is known about the gangs' parents (or family in general), with them mentioned very infrequently or, in some cases, never at all. In the case of the Mario characters, this carries over from their home franchise.
  • Nice Mean And In Between:
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: Some of these characters go through permanent body or design changes.
    • Meggy and Melony both become human.
    • Axol got a rather nasty scar on his eye and slightly different clothes following his time at the Internet Graveyard.
    • Saiko got a graphical update after bonding with Kaizo, both figuratively and literally.
  • Original Generation: Whereas the other characters were established from another franchise or were multicolored Marios, all of the newcomers since Shroomy have been completely original characters. Meggy's transformation into a human would later cement her as one too.
  • Ragtag Band of Misfits: Let's see, we have: a dumbass Italian plumber and his cowardly brother, a meme-obsessed Palette Swap of said Italian plumber, an Inkling turned human, a Gamer Girl with a cyborg arm, the reptilian king of a rival kingdom who loves chicken nuggets, an anthropomorphic otaku Spike, a self-serving Garo, a Cute But Psycho Yandere with a mallet, a Crazy-Prepared Boy Scout with a Doom Slayer-level Superpowered Evil Side, an axolotl with mangaka-level drawing skills armed with an omnipotent drawing pen that brings drawings to life, and a watermelon who was given human form and superpowers from a mask. And that's not even counting its supporting members, which consist of a crazy monarch with her most grumpiest mushroom-headed servant and one of the most iconic video game characters of the 2010s. At this point, "ragtag" is an Understatement!
  • Ret-Gone: SMG3 sends his gang back in time and prevent SMG4 and his crew from ever meeting Mario, erasing all of them except Bowser, Axol and the supporting members from existence. Subverted as all it did was sending them to the Internet Graveyard due to SMG3 and his Anti-Cast's timeline meddling only making their debut episodes "irrelevant", and Mario was eventually able to get ahold of the SMG3's phone containing SMG4's hacked account so they could return home properly.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They rag, annoy and beat on each other on a daily basis, but you can bet that they will be there for each other in dire situations. This was best shown in the Anime Arc, when SMG4 and his crew decidedly fights to save Meggy despite the thin odds of surviving Francis and Axol's stolen Inkweaver.
    SMG4: You don't understand. It's either we leave with Meggy, or not leaving at all!

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Main Protagonists

    SMG4 

supermarioglitchy4/Super Meme Guardian 4 (SMG4)

Voiced by: Luke Lerdwichagul ("Mario's Illegal Operation" onward)
First appearance: "account loss" (2011)
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The creator of the bloopers and the primary Deuteragonist of the series. He resides in the castle with Mario, often making bloopers, and gets generally annoyed by Mario, but he likes him nonetheless.


  • Always Someone Better: Regularly kicks SMG3's ass on a weekly basis.
  • Ambiguously Human: "SMG4's Origins" reveals that he and SMG3 came from massive flash drives filled with memes that made people crazy, making it unclear if they're aliens or some kind of personification of memes.
  • Amnesiac Hero: In "Mario Babies", it's revealed that he doesn't remember anything prior to his first appearance in "Account Loss". "SMG4's Origins" reveals why; he came from a massive, meme-filled flash drive that fell from the sky into the Mushroom Kingdom that turned everyone else into the idiots of the SMG4verse.
  • An Ice Person: Gains these powers in "Final Fantasy Mario".
  • Anti-Villain: In "Mario's Illegal Operation". He only works as a member of the Anime Secret Service due to a promise to Princess Peach and makes it clear that he doesn't really want to use force against Mario and the gang. He's later horrified at the fact that the anime ban forced Saiko to leave the Mushroom Kingdom in order to avoid persecution, and as "The Japan Trip" shows, helps her to overturn the ban.
  • Author Avatar: Represents the character and the series as a whole. To avoid confusion, he's not the avatar. He fails to recognize his real world counterpart in Revelations, but remarks that he looks strangely familiar.
  • Ax-Crazy: A rare heroic version, but he can be quite unstable when pissed off.
  • Badass Adorable: He's nerdy, friendly, and takes on serial killers and other Ax-Crazy monsters on a daily basis, and trumps them regularly.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's one of the smartest characters in the series, and kicks more ass than the others.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike Mario, he doesn't have any weird powers. His wits and that is enough. Well, he's normal without SMG3. Then they can control meme energy and empower Mario with it.
  • Benevolent Boss: Mario works for him, and he is extremely patient with him.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't touch his computer.
    • Or change the color of his gloves.
    • Don't steal his password or give it to another person, especially if said culprit is SMG3.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a Nice Guy, but don't get on his bad side.
  • Big Eater: While not as much as Mario, he can still eat his fair share in food. "Mario University" reveals that he was the one who ate most of the food in the college cafeteria.
  • Big Good: As the leader of the Glitchy Gang, as well as one of the few characters to be the Deuteragonist alongside Mario.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not usually, but he does catch hell in a few episodes.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to SMG3's Cain.
  • Catchphrase: "Goddammit, (insert character here)!"
  • Characterization Marches On: When his primary role was to be Mario's Straight Man he was more grumpy and aloof, not really leaving the castle much. Somewhere around 2019, he became more jovial and sociable.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Often serves as this to Mario.
  • Cosmic Keystone: It's been shown that SMG4 making meme videos is very crucial for the world.
  • The Comically Serious: At least when around Mario.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Day SMG4 Posted Cringe" and "SMG4 Runs Out Of Memes", among other earlier ones. "The Japan Trip" counts too, mostly through not sharing his screentime with Mario.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Only when dealing with Mario silliness, usually he's pretty average.
  • Death Glare: Gives these to Mario all the time, also if you steal his password.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • He can either be making bloopers or just hanging out at the castle.
    • He could be intelligent and aware of Mario's retardation or act just as retarded as him.
  • Depraved Kids' Show Host: He's one of these in "Ssenmodnar 12: Stolen Spaghetti Edition".
  • Deuteragonist: Normally has this role in arcs where Mario is the main protagonist like The Waluigi Arc and The YouTube Arc.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He hates spaghetti.
  • Drunk with Power: Ends up admitting that anti-meme energy feels good when he and SMG3 absorb it in Revelations and they almost kill Melony and themselves trying to attack the former's ship with that power.
  • The Ditz: When he's this he can be just as retarded as Mario.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Downplayed, as he had these powers with him the whole time, but he couldn't use them until he learned to work with SMG3.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • He may be really annoyed with SMG3 whenever he does something evil, but after the Genesis Arc, he does not want SMG3 dead.
    • Nintendo is the one company he will not mess with, as he knows that one wrong move can cost him and the others dearly. He's notably terrified when he learns about Meggy's Big Damn Heroes moment, knowing they will retaliate severely, and "Mario Can't Play With You Anymore..." proves that Nintendo can and will get nasty when someone crosses them.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Works for the Anime Secret Service for most of "Mario's Illegal Operation", then undergoes a Heel–Face Turn after finding out how the anti-anime laws affect Saiko.
  • Flanderization: With the introduction of Meggy and other characters to play foil to Mario's foolishness, he went from being the well-rounded straight man and foil to Mario's antics to simply "the meme man" as of 2017. The Cosmology Saga creating new depths with his meme man persona, including further explorations of his true origins.
  • Foil: To Mario, most of the time.
  • Freak Out:
    • Undergoes one in "Problematic Pipe Problems" from the thought of becoming an old man. It persists for the rest of the blooper, to the point where he goes into a pipe labeled "Gay bar" instead of the actual exit.
    • Has another one during "Freddy's Ultimate Custom Spaghetteria" when the flood of comments telling him to make the blooper become too much.
    • Has one when he realizes that he can't remember his past at the end of "Mario Babies".
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is one of the two Big Goods of the series.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When pissed off. Doubly so if it involves SMG3.
  • Light Is Good: He wears white overalls, opposed to SMG3's black.
  • Morality Pet: To Mario, barely.
  • Nice Guy: Other than the times he gets frustrated with Mario's stupidity or Jerkass behavior, he's pretty friendly and outgoing.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His suspicions about SMG3's new studio in Mario's Spicy Day 🔥 end up being unfounded, and winds up driving SMG3 back into villainy, making him the Arc Villain of the YouTube Arc.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Is the "In Between" of a trio with Mario and Luigi. While a pretty affable and sane guy most of the time, pissing him off is still a really bad idea. He's also not above going along with Mario's crazy antics from time to time.
  • Not so Above It All: See Depending on the Writer above.
  • Not What I Signed on For: During the Anime Arc, he's initially in favor of Peach's anime ban and joins the Anime Secret Servive, serving as a Hero Antagonist throughout the majority of "Mario's Illegal Operation." When he discovers that said ban also applies to anime characters like Saiko, he's disgusted and quits, stating outright that he never would've joined the A.S.S. had he known that was the case.
  • Off-Model: While his models have mustaches, he rarely appears outside of that with any facial hair, similar to the real life SMG4 not having any facial hair himself.
  • Only Sane Man: Is usually this, but it can vary based on the story.
  • Palette Swap: One of the most famous examples. He's a recolor of Mario with a blue shirt and white overalls, contrasting Mario's red shirt and blue overalls. There turns out to be a very important reason for this: He is actually a Super Meme Guardian, a being who copies the form of their avatar, Mario in SMG4's case. According to Luke, his color scheme was a completely random choice, and he had no idea Stanley and the host of the Super Mario Challenge had the same color scheme.
  • Person of Mass Construction: In "Final Fantasy Mario" — he uses his new An Ice Person magic to create handy things (a Living Snowman, a giant Freezie, a defensive glacier wall, etc.) for himself, Mario, and Meggy.
  • Punny Name: People often forget that his (original) full name is a pun on Super Mario 64. Even SMG4 himself doesn’t remember this.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Mario's red. This is further emphasized by the color of their hats.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Mario's Manly Man.
  • Series Mascot: He is the face of the franchise, from the channel icon to his hat being the series' logo.
  • Serious Business: Memes are everything to him, both in the bloopers and in real life.
    "Don't forget the memes!"
  • Suddenly Voiced: Starting in 2019, Luke voices his character. While initially in the short-phrase style like Tari over full sentences, this evolved into full sentences by 2021. This is most noticeable in The Genesis Arc, where he has more fully-voiced lines than he ever did.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: By holding hands with his partner SMG, they can channel the meme energy of the universe to Reality Warper levels. Unfortunately, his partner SMG is his mortal enemy, SMG3 and neither is happy with the arrangement. They get more comfortable with it later on.
  • You Were Trying Too Hard: Often ends up falling victim to this when trying to increase his popularity, particularly in videos like "SMG4 Runs Out Of Memes" and "Mario Does Literally Anything For Views".

    Mario 

Mario

Voiced by: Charles Martinet (voice clips), David Phillips (WOTFI raps), Uberduck.ai Mario voice
First appearance: "The cake is a lie!" (2011)
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The main protagonist and central character of the series. Mario is a moronic jackass with an obsession for spaghetti, a Hair-Trigger Temper, sociopathic tendencies and an idiot to the highest degree.


  • Abusive Dad: Considering his father's first actions at his birth were voicing how ugly and horrifying he was, immediately attempting to kill him on the spot to "prevent him from laying eggs", and finally callously throwing him out the window, leaving him to grow up without any semblance of parental love, it's easy to explain why Mario is the way he is.
  • Acrofatic: Zigzagged. Mario usually has a hard time physically exerting himself, but he has a surprisingly high level of agility when he has a clear goal in mind.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In this series, Mario is portrayed as a selfish, amoral Jerkass obsessed with spaghetti, a stark contrast to his more traditionally 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. Increasingly Subverted since 2016, while he's still largely amoral and selfish, he has largely taken a level in kindness and does genuinely care about his friends. Subverted further in "SMG4’s Origins", where it’s revealed he was more like his game counterpart before the arrival of SMG4.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: This point cannot be emphasized enough. With the way he is, one has to wonder how he even made it to adulthood. "SMG4's Origins" reveals he wasn't always dumb.
  • Aesop Amnesia: He gets this a lot in the series, and it gets really bad at a few points. One moment he could be mourning the presumed loss of his friends and a few episodes later he might be willing to kill them all.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Red", courtesy of Meggy.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He was in a relationship with Peach during the earlier episodes, but he likes to proclaim "Penis" or "PINGAS" seemingly at random. Of course, his one true love points him in some other direction than gender.
  • Animation Bump: Since TheInvertedShadow joined Glitch Productions, Mario's animation has become more smooth and flowing in comparison to his ragdoll movements in other videos, a good example of this being in the Mario Does Stuff sub-series.
  • Anti-Hero: Has shades of Classical Anti-Hero with his idiocy and generally being a loser at life, 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. However, he slowly begins shedding this with a more Good Is Not Nice disposition.
  • 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 Wii-era or Super Mario Odyssey Mario model depending on what's funnier for the moment. Other times he can become a sprite drawn in one of several styles.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In addition to the various times where he grew himself via power-up or magic spell, he can become this if the SMGs use their powers to transmute memes into him.
  • 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 lands 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.
  • Barrier Maiden: As the Avatar of the SMG4-verse, the entire universe will be destroyed if he dies.
  • Belly Buttonless: When he's naked.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Insulting, disrespecting or even saying that spaghetti is anything but delicious is a good way to make him come after you. Denying him of it is even worse.
    • Don't say Dora the Explorer is stupid and boring. Otherwise, he'll open up a premium can of ass whooping on you.
    • Don't hurt his brother or his friends, especially Meggy. "Mario and the T-Pose Virus", for example, gives us a massive one in the form of leaving his brother Luigi to die. Mario goes straight into Tranquil Fury mode before throwing Bob off Peach's 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.
    • "Mario Does Things" establishes that Among Us is one for him, with it reaching its limit by the fifth video when he threatens to eat Frankie’s limbs because he posted an Among Us meme.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a lazy, unintelligent and spaghetti-obsessed idiot - but when spaghetti is insulted or his friends are harmed, steer clear.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • He has his moments toward Luigi. Most notably in "Mario and the T-Pose Virus"; when Bob obstructs the pathway to the roof, leading to Luigi being turned into a T-Pose Zombie, Mario is completely furious and immediately throws Bob off of the roof.
    • He also has this towards Meggy, to such a heartwarming degree. This is best shown in the Anime Arc on two occassions: First, in "Meggy's Bootcamp", when he comforts a crying Meggy by offering her his spaghetti and assuring her that his friends is right behind her when she's down; and lastly, in "Final Hours", when Mario hopefully trying to find her under the remains of the destroyed Ink-Zuccer 3000 amidst of the chaos that unfolds behind him.
  • Big Good: Ultimately shares the role with SMG4, being the main protagonist and all.
  • Black Sheep: In "The Grand Mario Hotel", he's revealed to be this among all the Marios in The Multiverse. For good reasons.
  • 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: Especially after 2021, Mario has been seen as the subject of misfortune whether or not it was his fault. Prior to this, he wasn't this as often as the likes of Luigi, Toad or Fishy Boopkins, but he still found himself in many undesirable situations that didn't always end with him escaping unscathed (and even then, it requires a lot of effort to do so).
  • The Caligula: If Mario gets a position of power, expect him to be fair and just at first, then ultimately become a tyrannical dictator. In "The Spaghettipocalypse" Luigi even states that Mario ruling the world is worse than him getting hurt.
  • Catchphrase: "Mama-f***er!".
  • Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: A running gag in the "Mario Does Things" sub-series is Mario watching a meme or game clip of a character doing something he dislikes and then taking out his rage on their real counterpart. A good example is when he saw gameplay of Rosalina drawing an Among Us crewmate and in his rage flew into space to eliminate her, all while Rosalina's eating ice cream unaware. There are, however, a few incidents where the memes are directly connected to reality.
  • Character Development: Starting from the Waluigi Arc, Mario has become less of a jerk to those around him, most notably Luigi and Meggy. Though, his Jerkass tendencies still surface every now and then.
  • Characterization Marches On: His romantic interest in Princess Peach has largely diminished over the years, likely having become utterly fed up from having to rescue her countless times without getting much in return, in addition to her demanding and patronizing treatment of him. Mario refuses to help her make money for the Mushroom Kingdom in "Mario's Spageti Delivary" and 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 serious question asked to him does.
  • The Chew Toy: Especially in later episodes, where he gets smacked and pushed around a lot more than before, often getting into trouble even when he isn't the conflict's instigator.
  • Chubby Chaser: If "Mario Plays: Smash Or Pass" is any indication, he has a preference for people as fat as he is.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His default state of mind.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Mario's worst actions are played for laughs.
  • Comical Overreacting: Has a tendency to go apeshit crazy at the most minor offenses.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: With his Lethally Stupid actions and extreme idiocy, you'd think he wouldn't handle himself in a fight... and you'd be wrong, as Mario proves that when he actually uses his wits (and his own stupidity when that fails), he can overcome pretty much anything thrown at him. "A Totally Normal SMG4 Episode" and "Mario's Mask of Madness" are excellent examples of this.
  • Cutting the Knot: While playing Dungeons & Dragons, Mario defeats the Final Boss by punching SMG4 (The Dungeon Keeper) in real life.
  • Decomposite Character: In some episodes, he and his doctor counterpart are separate characters.
  • Depending on the Writer: While Mario is generally depicted as The Ditz, he can sometimes be a somewhat levelheaded leader who can make good decisions or a cowardly Manchild. 2022 seems to be the biggest case of this so far, with him flip-flopping between being a complete idiot who can barely function and the most relatively well-adjusted character in many different episodes.
  • Dirty Coward: Will often shift the blame to his friends to get out of trouble, leaving them to suffer the consequences. This has been more frequent in the later bloopers, since the other characters do most of the fighting.
  • Disney Death: In the 10th anniversary special, Zero tortures him via Mind Rape, and after Zero's defeat, he seems to have died from it, but then his left arm turns back to normal and he wakes up asking for spaghetti.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Mario will not touch vegetables, even if he's teetering on the brink of death from starvation.
  • Doom Magnet: Pretty much everywhere Mario goes, destruction and chaos soon follow.
  • Dope Slap: He's often on the receiving end of this, courtesy of his more mentally-sane friends such as SMG4 or Saiko. Even Luigi is not above this.
  • Driven to Suicide: Even someone like Mario isn't immune to this trope.
  • Drunk with Power: When someone as impulsive and unrestrained as Mario gets any measure of power, no matter how small, expect tyranny and apocalyptic disasters to follow.
  • The Ditz: Long story short: He's a pain to everyone in the castle because of his extreme levels of stupidity.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: This version of Mario is an absolute idiot, no denying that, but he does make some good arguments every now and then.
    • After he and Toad destroy all the milk Luigi was carrying in "Mario Goes To The Fridge to Get A Glass of Milk", he simply suggests for Luigi to go back to the factory and get some more. Luigi protests but Toad actually agrees it's a not a bad idea: as an employee, nobody would be suspicious of Luigi walking in there and taking up crates to deliver since that's his actual job.
    • He objects when SMG4 refuses to let him help their team in "Mario's Hell Kitchen", and notes that it's unfair that he's being left out. While Mario is indeed an awful cook, he is right that it's a little unfair to single him out for it when the rest of the team consists of people who are equally bad (Bob, Boopkins), if not even worse than him at cooking (Meggy).
    • When a recently human-turned Meggy thinks she can mop the floors easier as an Inkling in "Mario Does the Chores", Mario correctly imagines that she would be wrong. Inklings are creatures made from ink, and the water would most likely dissolve 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.
    • In "The Day SMG4 Posted Cringe", SMG3 blackmails various Youtubers into helping him by threatening to post cringe videos on their accounts, to which SMG4 decrees it as the most vile thing ever done. Mario retorts by asking about Francis' genocidal plans for Inkopolis. Sure, SMG4 brushes him off and it's treated as a joke, but Mario asking him if what SMG3 did was worse than what Francis did is basically implying that he should get his priorities straight when it comes to recognizing true evil.
    • In "If Mario Was In... Anime," when Axol loses his title as the world's best anime artist, Mario quickly realizes, and points out, that it's because ever since his Inkweaver broke, Axol hasn't really drawn any anime and just spends most of his time fawning over Melony. Axol acknowledges this, and it gives him the incentive to repair Inkweaver.
  • Dumbass No More: In "Mario Can't Play With You Anymore," Mario gets reverted back to his old, jolly, heroic self, thus removing his stupidity. This isn't a good thing, as it also causes him to be enemies with Bowser once more and he isn't friends with SMG4's gang anymore. He ends up reverting back after being shown several memes.
  • Epic Fail: When cooking. Or most simple tasks for that matter. But when it comes to true problems...
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Even Mario can't stand Frankie's stupidity.
    • His reaction to SMG4 stupidly bankrupting himself by buying 1 million rocks in "The Mario Hustle"?
      Mario: Mario think you a dumbass motherf*cker.
    • Even Mario is horrified when he finds out what happened to Spudnick.
    • Several Life Hacks shown in "Mario tries Life Hacks" have Mario racking his brain at how stupid they are.
    • Mario makes some weird decisions in "Mario Plays: Smash or Pass", including wanting to smash himself, but he passes with prejudice on the Kongs, the Koopalings and Bowser Jr, and even he is downright horrified to see Baby Mario on the list.
  • 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.
  • Fatal Flaw: Several. Just to name a few notable ones...
  • 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:
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Throughout most of the series, Mario was a senseless nuisance who caused everyone around him grief, even getting kicked out in "Mario Joins the Circus" because everyone was so fed up with him. A combination of Mario mellowing out and hanging around a newer cast of characters as of recent have since thoroughly lessened this status for him, but he can still be a handful at times; "If Mario Was The Last Man On Earth" in particular has them leave Mario out of the making of a record-breaking pizza after he ruined their previous attempt - leading him to accidentally wreck it again after going insane.
  • Funny Background Event: Often when the focus is on another character, you can count on Mario to be doing something weird in the background.
  • Gag Nose: By 2021, extending his nose is basically one of his powers.
  • Genius Ditz: Started to lean into this in later videos, especially during story arcs.
  • 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 things in perspective — one of them is Bootleg Mario from "THE BOOTLEG DIMENSION," someone who once caused a Reality Bleed Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum that Mario had to stop.
    • In "Smart Mario", Mario's latest bout of idiocy is such that everyone in the castle, even Luigi and Meggy, decide to force him to become smart through one of E. Gadd's inventions. This despite how they (save E. Gadd) see it as a last resort. It doesn't last.
  • Greed: Over spaghetti and (sometimes) coins.
  • Guile Hero: Yes, really. He often shows this when battling, using his environment or blissful stupidity to his advantage.
  • Hidden Depths: "Freddy's Spaghettiria Security Breach" shows that Mario's a natural at making pizza despite normally being a Lethal Chef.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In "If Mario was AMONG US" he said that red is a stupid color despite the fact that he wears red.
  • I Call It "Vera":
    • In "The Plumber Problem", he put a sombrero on a banana peel and named it "Eduardo".
    • He calls his spaghetti "Sarah".
    • He names a rock "Jason" in "Mario Gets Stuck On An Island".
  • Informed Ability: SMG1 says that as an avatar, Mario possesses extraordinary abilities, but we have only seen Mario fight like a normal like most other characters. However, it may have something to do with him coming back from his frequent deaths.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Heavily inverted. He has blue eyes much like in canon, yet is a Jerkass and Insufferable Imbecile.
  • Insufferable Imbecile: See Jerkass and The Ditz.
  • Jerkass: Before he Took a Level in Kindness, Mario was a profoundly careless, destructive, self-centered glutton who lacked a moral compass, and despite clearly caring for his friends, he let his love of food constantly overshadow his relationships. He still shows signs of being a Dirty Coward from time to time.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Nowadays, while he may occasionally be a selfish, greedy Jerkass, he's shown multiple times to care for his friends in his own way.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Despite the show's Cerebus Syndrome, Mario' still prone to this even though it's less frequent than in the older videos. Word Of God tried to pass this off as Rule of Funny, but given Mario's true nature, there's probably a good reason for this.
  • 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.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Mario has gotten more and more used to constantly being abused as the series went on, and now tends to react to normally-lethal injures with mere annoyance. "Mario Does Literally Anything For Views" demonstrates this pretty well with the "Mystery Buttons" segment, where he's more perturbed by insults than he is by Cold-Blooded Torture.
  • 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". The actual physical disguises he uses are accurate, but he's bad at imitating other characters' mannerisms.
  • 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.
  • Mind Rape: Poor Mario had this happen to him by Zero in the 10th anniversary special, Zero made him see memories of his birth and how he was defeated before.
  • Mood Killer: Tends to be this in genuinely emotional situations.
  • 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.
  • Morality Pet: Meggy and Tari, ever since Mario met them, he became a little bit nicer and started to finally care about something other than himself and spaghetti.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Has gone naked frequently. Exaggerated in some videos, such as "Hunt for the Hero's Clothes" and "Mario Swag".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He's frequently the reason things go wrong in most videos. For example, he shows Cap'n Lardbutt his "pirate booty" in "The Pirate Plumbers", only to unexpectedly unleash the squid monster.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Is the "Mean" part of a trio with Luigi and SMG4, being an immature, selfish, and destructive Idiot Hero who is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold at best.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Mario has survived nearly everything that has been thrown at him whilst being barely fazed, with only an Eldritch Abomination being able to even get close to killing him. It's likely a side effect of being the universe's Barrier Maiden.
  • 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 go 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 He Looks: 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".
  • Only Sane Man: Yes, he can be this, thanks to some occasional strokes of intelligence. It's rare, but if he's not causing or indulging in chaos, he'll usually be critical of it.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • When Mario is angered by someone else's stupidity, you know they're really dumb.
    • When Mario is legitimately scared, things get serious... sometimes, because he's just as likely to be scared of serial killers, eldritch abominations and Zero as he is to be scared of a lack of spaghetti.
    • Mario's Tranquil Fury is a surefire sign that someone's fucked up.
    • 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.
    • Even the world's dumbest man can't handle learning that his world is a simulation.
    • During the Revelations movie, when Niles possessing Melony tries to re-merge with SMG0, Mario kicks him and has this to say:
    Mario: Mario's not the smartest guy in the room. But Mario knows enough to say that you need to shuttup and let Melony go.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents threw him on the side of the road when he was born, on account of him being such a hideous baby, his father tried to kill him "before he laid eggs". For all we know, it's pretty much why Mario is the way he is (though, this was changed in a retcon).
  • Pals with Jesus: He's pals with Slenderman, Siren Head and Huggy Wuggy among others.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He warned Luigi of the Chain Chomp that was chasing him and SMG4 in "Who Let the Chomps Out?", compared to earlier videos where he would likely just throw Luigi in to distract the Chomp.
    • In "Mario and the retarded spaghetti factory", after escaping from his prison cell, Mario proceeds to rescue a woman in the cell next to him, even though he had no reason to... (at least until he shot the woman for reminding him of Peach).
    • Mario says it best in "Meet the Mario". As long as his needs are met, Mario would try to act nicer. The thing is he's very dumb even then. And most often, his needs are far from being met.
    • In "Meggy's Bootcamp", he genuinely comforts Meggy as she's having an emotional breakdown over what a Jerkass she had been, even giving her the spaghetti she had bribed him with earlier.
    • In "If Mario Was In... Nickelodeon", During the chaos he causes with Cosmo's wand, he apparently wished for Melony to have a pet axolotl. This may be because of his stupidity, but he also might have wanted to make Melony feel better.
    • Perhaps the biggest example so far was from the 2021 Christmas Special. As Santa's replacement, even though he was forced to, he does his best to make everyone happy, and most of his gifts are actually well received. All of his efforts were repaid in the end when everyone comes to celebrate Christmas with him.
  • Plot Armor: Justified; he's the avatar of SMG3 and SMG4, so if he dies, the rest of the universe dies with him. That gives the universe itself a motivation to sweep The Many Deaths Of Mario under the rug, though an Eldritch Abomination like Zero could kill him off for real. It's for this reason that he's classified as a B-tier.
  • 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.
    SMG4: MARIO, YOU'RE RETARD WITH A MENTAL DISORDER, OK?!
    Peach: First, you almost destroy the world, and then you don't take out the trash properly! Why do you have to be so useless and difficult?!
  • The Rival:
    • To Bowser.
    • To Frankie sometimes.
    • To SMG4 during competitions like the Wars of the Fat Italians.
    • To DICKS in the "Super Pokemans 64" sub-series.
    • In some episodes, he's this to Meggy.
  • Sanity Ball: Holds one whenever 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. He's since began doing it for more selfless reasons, such as his friends, although it still takes prodding to get him to fully cooperate.
  • Smart Ball: When the situation calls for it, he will drop all forms of stupidity and get to work to solve it quickly, such as...
    • Whenever he deals with the animatronics, such as tricking the withered animatronics into attacking their toy counterparts and jumpscaring Purple Guy and the Puppet.
    • And then there's the time he tricked Jevil into flooding the arena with incredibly lethal weapons.
    • During the time he was left all alone during Christmastime, he got to work setting up traps for Wario and Waluigi as the two tried to rob the castle.
    • When the Minions infested the world thanks to the release of their latest movie, he quickly tries to find ways to destroy them all and doesn't stop until he completes his task.
  • 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. He's starting to drop this.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Downplayed. Starting in 2021, he’s has begun to use the Uberduck.ai Mario voice for some of his lines.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: As of 2021, Mario starts using the Uberduck.ai Mario voice for some of his lines.
  • Third-Person Person: Not normally, but he occasionally slips into this, especially in later episodes.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Mario has (non-canonically) died on a frequent basis due to his stupidity. For example, he eats things that would make a nuclear waste disposal retch, his reaction to a wall of death is to stick his face in it, and when he got his hands on a Death Note? He angrily killed himself by accident. Without his friends to guide him around, he would've died a lot more sooner.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass:
    • In "Who Let the Chomp Out", he proceeds to stand on a Chain Chomp's pedestal, all in an attempt to mock SMG4.
    • This has also been slightly inverted over time, where Mario has some moments of being the relative Only Sane Man (such as questioning if SMG3 hacking into a bunch of YouTube accounts is really more evil than Francis's full-on genocide), and he tends to solve problems through creative thinking more. Unfortunately, this has also been slowly Played Straight over time in terms of his maturity as well, making him behave more like a child to the point where he has to be babysat.
    • SMG4 Origins reveals that Mario used to be as smart as he is in the canon Super Mario series, and that his stupidity was caused by the flash drive that SMG4 arrived in.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "Mario for Hire", where his Lack of Empathy is exaggerated 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 since 2018; while his stupidity can still land him (and others) into trouble, he still acts way more amicable with the people he cares about and is more willing to help those in need. It shines most especially in Meggy's Destiny, where he participates in the last Splatfest with Meggy alongside Luigi and Tari and is defensive of her against the jerkish opposing team Killer Ink.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Spaghetti, to an absolutely ludicrous degree.
  • Tranquil Fury: It's rare, but even he's not safe from slipping into this. When he does, get outta there!
  • 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 his 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: Was this before, and still has his moments even today, but has been improving since.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of a lot of episodes, some examples being "Mario for Hire" and "Mario Gets Into NFTs". He's more of a Nominal Hero whenever he isn't.
  • 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.
  • Weirdness Magnet: For every adventure started by Mario's stupidity, there's another that he'll just stumble into. A frustrated Saiko lampshades Mario's status as one in "War on Beeg SMG4":
    Saiko: WHY DOES CRAP LIKE THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN WHEN I'M WITH YOU?!
    Mario: I don't know.
  • We Want Our Idiot Back!: "Smart Mario" has the others turning Mario smart after putting up with his stupidity for so long. Things go well at first, but Mario proves that even though he's smarter now, he's still just as immature as he was an idiot. In fact, he plans to get revenge on everyone for treating him as such. This makes the others realize even though Mario was stupid, he wasn't as threatening, prompting them to change him back.
  • 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.

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    Princess Peach 

Princess Peach

Voiced by: Samantha Kelly (voice clips), Luke (MarioTube 2)
First appearance: "The cake is a lie!" (2011)
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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.


  • 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:
    • Lampshaded in "Castle Royale", when she becomes so happy she turns into an animated GIF.
  • Arc Villainess: 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.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Her and Mario's relationship is, for the most part, the two driving each other completely insane. Mario sees a punching bag with her face on it and alternates between punching it and humping it. Make of that what you will. However, apparently they had sex a few times in the older eras, if Mario walking out of her bedroom naked (granted this isn't exactly unique or unusual for Mario on the daily-o) in one episode is an indication, meaning at least prior to the relationship dissolving, they did find a healthy catharsis.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Oh boy, if you throw a party in her castle while she's on vacation and she finds out...
    • 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".
    • If you call her a bitch as shown in "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.
  • Character Tic: As of 2020, it's screaming whenever she's angry, which is now nearly all the time.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Mario in most of her earlier appearances when SMG4 isn't around.
  • Conflict Killer: In "Food Wars", where she returns from her vacation early and promptly goes berserk at the castle being such a mess, forcing Team Pizza and Team Candy to team up to stop her.
  • Damsel in Distress: As she is in the canon Mario series, although it happens slightly less often in later videos.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Despises Steve for being an illegal Mexican immigrant and wants him out of the Mushroom Kingdom as shown in "Meet the Steve".
    • Her ban of anime in "Mario's Illegal Operation" extends to anime characters, including Saiko. Fortunately, she realizes the error of her ways and calls off the ban.
  • Flanderization: After the Anime Arc, she becomes sort of a naggy housewife/mother figure similar to Lois Griffin or Wanda.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: When she gets really angry.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: As seen under Berserk Button, she is rather easily angered.
  • The Heavy: The A.S.S. for Peach during Part 1 of the arc, since Peach herself is a Non-Action Big Bad and an Orcus On Her Throne.
  • 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 when Peach becomes one of these in the Anime Arc.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: As an Arc Villainess, 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 She Looks: "Meet the Bowser" indicates that she is actually older than 30.
  • One-Winged Angel: Takes on a particularly horrific one when Mario fails at his chores. It can best be described as a screaming Goomba with Peach's body parts.
  • Only Sane Woman: In "Stupid Mario 3D World" and some of her other earlier appearances. This might even be an exaggeration; it's implied in "SMG4's Origins" that she was the only one unaffected by SMG4's appearance, although she has clearly lost a bit of her sanity from dealing with everyone's antics.
  • 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 screentime 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.
  • Satellite Character: She became this to Mario after her screentime diminished, mostly existing via her interactions with him. She hardly has even talked to any of the new character additions after Axol.
  • 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.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Is sometimes portrayed as this, one notable instance being where she criticized Mario for being too slow to save her in "If Mario Was In... Anime", and another in the Revelations movie where she gets angry at Mario for throwing her Toads into a truck, completely unaware that Mario was helping save them from the very obvious apocalypse that they're in.
  • Vetinari Job Security: She takes a vacation twice and both times she returns to find that her kingdom is in ruins. The first was during the Waluigi Arc when she discovered that everyone (except for Mario) had become T-pose zombies, forcing her to use 1-Up Mushrooms to save them. The second is when she handed over duties to Toadsworth (and giving him her crown to boot), who shortly after gets sucked into a black hole by Mario's new pet rock wizard. At first, Mario ran the kingdom well albeit grudgingly despite being a ditz but then he let the power go to his head, causing the kingdom to become one ruled under his tyranny.
  • Villain Has a Point: Her reason for banning anime is because of the constant destruction the anime battles caused. Though this is undermined by her banning actual people from her kingdom.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In the Anime Arc, where she bans anime because Mario and friends caused a bunch of destruction from their anime battles and to keep it from happening again.
  • 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.

    Toad 

Toad

Voiced by: Samantha Kelly (voice clips), Arin Hanson
First appearance: "The cake is a lie!" (2011)
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A humanoid 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.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: Is absolutely nothing like his canon counterpart, being the nastiest, grumpiest, and most mean-spirited of all the main characters. He suffers for it, however.
  • 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: Just like some of the other main characters sometimes appears as his SM64 model and other times as his Gmod model.
  • Butt-Monkey: Probably the least fortunate character in SMG4.
  • Crossdresser: Was forced to wear makeup and goes by "Toadee" by SMG4 in an attempt to show he had a girlfriend in a 2015 QnA.
  • The Chew Toy: One of the most frequent victims of the Glitchy Gang's shenanigans. It's especially pronounced following him being Demoted to Extra, only showing up to have some type of misfortune befall him.
  • The Cynic: When not high on candy or coffee.
  • Demoted to Extra: After his complete absence from "The Anime Arc", Toad has been reduced to a cameo character.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Either he's a bitter, sadistic cynic, or an insane, hyperactive nuisance. "Meet the Toad" reveals this is from his candy addiction. His high turns him into a spazz while he returns to his cynical personality otherwise.
    • 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.
  • 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. "President Toad Washington" is one such example.
  • Freudian Excuse: The entirety of "Meet the Toad" is one for him. 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: He's treated as one in-universe and is the biggest example of this in the whole series. Justified, as he's obnoxious, inconsiderate, lazy, incredibly selfish and just an all-around douche - or he's a disruptive, hyperactivity annoyance when he's on a sugar high.
  • Greed: One of his more noticeable traits. Money seems to be one of the only things he actually cares about besides himself; it also makes him act like even more of an asshole than he already is.
    • He first shows this in "Toad Gold" when he finds a huge cache of gold under the castle grounds and becomes extremely wealthy; he immediately begins abusing his new-found fortune and power to do whatever he wanted, including buying Peach's castle and banning the other characters from it.
    • 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. Mario is not amused.
    • In Meggy's Destiny: An SMG4 Movie, after Meggy wins the final Splatfest, Toad seems a little infatuated in the trophy.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Quite the irritable one, especially whenever he comes into contact with Mario or Frankie.
  • 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 became a massive one in his later appearances. He's hateful, selfish (even more so than Mario at times), generally miserable, often complaining about everything and insulting everyone, and grumpy and rude without provocation.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • His disdain for Mario isn't too surprising considering Mario is a massive Heroic Comedic Sociopath who's antics often threaten Toad's life and sanity.
    • While he's rancorous to others for trivial reasons, he's right about Saiko being dangerous in "Doki Doki Mario Club" and he tells Boopkins needs to end the relationship sooner rather than later. Considering that he has Toadette to deal with, it's safe to say Toad's warnings come from a valid place.
    • In "The Mario Purge", he vocally objects to letting Bob into the castle on the grounds that Bob wouldn't do the same for them... which is a fair assumption since Bob is known for being a backstabbing coward. Mario backs up Toad on this, citing how Bob left him and Luigi to the mercy of the T-Pose Zombies.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he's often a 24/7 dickhole to them, it's been shown multiple times that Toad does care for his "friends", most prominently shown in both "Mushrooms & Morons: Quest For The Spaghetti of Power", where he protects Luigi from a goblin, and "The Most Important Thing", where even he looks remorseful for ditching Bob after the latter went through a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Of course, most of the time when he participates in a noble act, it's for selfish reasons or because he was forced to. An example is in "The Melancholy of Fishy Boopkins", where he is the only one who doesn't care about Boopkins' depression, only helping because Luigi was paying him.
  • Karmic Death: These days, whenever Toad is being an insufferable ass, expect him to suffer humiliating injury or death for it.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: There are instances where he's just as much a pain to Mario as Mario is to him. On a more impressive note, he killed Sephiroth by stabbing him through the back, the same way Aerith died in "Final Fantasy" and how Desti died.
  • Man on Fire: A common trait among Toads in this series.
  • Made of Explodium: Happens... quite a few times.
  • Only Sane Man: When he isn't eating candy.
  • Out of Focus: Same as Bowser. In his case, 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.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's the most selfish and obnoxious of the main characters.
  • 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.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Candy. He's quite obsessed with it, and it's implied to be one of the few things that give him happiness.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As shown "Mario Goes to DIDNEY WORL" and "Mario vs IT", his opinions on Toadette go beyond mere hatred into being full-on horrified of her.

    Bowser 

Bowser

Voiced by: Kenny James & Scott Burns (voice clips)
First appearance: "Dreams" (2011)
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A koopa menace to of the Mushroom Kingdom who's always trying to kidnap Princess Peach. He later became one of Mario's friends.


  • Abusive Dad: How he treats Bowser Jr. as demonstrated in "A Day In The Life Of Everyone". Deconstructed in "Bowser Loses Custody Of His Children", where said attitude with both Jr. and the Koopalings causes them to be taken away due to being such a bad father, needing to go to parenting counseling to reclaim them.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While canon Bowser could be Affably Evil at times, he was still a villain bent on kidnapping Peach and taking over the world. Here, while Bowser starts off vaguely similar to his canon incarnation, he quickly softens up into a Nice Guy and a loyal (if slightly vitriolic) friend to Mario.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Unlike Nintendo's official version (who, despite his own silly moments, still has a crapload of impressive Near-Villain Victories on his resume), this Bowser is... not very effective.
  • 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 or just villainy in general, hence why he likely just gave up altogether and became a friend to the heroes.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Mario in the episodes where he plays as an antagonist, as in canon. Note this was before Growing the Beard.
  • 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.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When he became giant in "A SM64 Fairytale"'s final part, happens again in SMG4: Stupid Bowser's Fury.
  • Attention Whore: Stated to be a reason why he wants to kidnap the princess.
  • Berserk Button: As "Stupid Bowser's Fury" reveals, he really doesn't like people acting like cats. Notably unlike most others, he did make an attempt to calm down rather than snap, but when he orders an Uber Eats meal to calm down and the delivery guys misreads his name as "Cowser", along with Boopkins's god-awful voice...
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He tries to kidnap the princess like canon, and he is a pretty recurring antagonist, but he sucks at it and is overall more a wacky goofball than a Big Bad.
  • The Big Guy: Easily the largest main-cast member, especially with his Super Mario 64 model.
  • 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 a straight up goofball, just like Mario, which likely plays a hand in his and Mario's frenemy relationship.
  • 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 secondary 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 years went on, the chances of having Mario even suggest Bowser do this has diminished.
  • The Ditz: Sometimes, he can be just as ditzy as even Mario! Of course, most of the time, he's the smarter of the two.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even he found Steve's story in "The 2Spooky Story" to be weird.
    Bowser: Um, I lost him at pie. What's he going on about?
  • Evil Is Petty: Well, if you consider him evil. Taken to extremes in "The Mario Mafia". Mario didn't invite him to his party? Send a Goomba to tip over his spaghetti.
  • Expy: One could make a comparison to him and the IDW G1 version of Megatron. Both are traditionally (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 constant, 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.
  • Facial Horror: His "BAOZA" face (as shown above). Just look at it!
  • 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.
  • Flat Character: In the later bloopers, Bowser doesn't really do much aside from cooking due to being overshadowed by later characters.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Not as bad as Toad, but Bowser isn't well-liked by most of the cast. That's slowly changed throughout the years.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Or cooking with him. "The 2Spooky Story" sees him join 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 (likely via threat or beatdown Despite this and Bowser still regularly kidnapping Peach every now and then, he's still a friend of the main cast.
  • 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.
  • It's All About Me: Won't hesitate to brag about how "fabulous" he is from time to time.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: In more modern episodes, Bowser is always on the receiving end of a fatal attack, be it getting skeletonized by burning, taking a bazooka to the face, or being beaten senseless for bring Chinese food to a party, yet always appears in the next episode, completely unscathed.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Well, he used to be this, then he became an Affably Evil Nice Guy.
  • 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 starting in 2019. Nowadays, he's lucky to even get an appearance over the OCs.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Despite his constant abuse and neglect of them, Bowser is horrified to see that he has lost custody of Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings and is more than motivated to get an A in Peach's parenting class to get them back.
    • Moreover downplayed, but his relationship with Meggy can also be seen as this at times (eg giving her a floatie to help her swim in "Stupid Mario Sports Mix" and helping her cook a Thanksgiving meal in "Mario And The Bob Mansion...").
  • Poke the Poodle: Ironically enough, this is at his worst.
  • Real Men Cook: In "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.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. While he possesses red eyes, he’s overall too incompetent to be an actual threat.
  • The Rival: To Eggman for Peach's love in "Egg and Peach".
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Whenever he acts as The Bully.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Peach in the earlier videos.
  • 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 Peach 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 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 

Luigi

Voiced by: Charles Martinet (voice clips), Kevin Lerdwichagul (MarioTube 2), David Phillips (WOTFI rap battles), VoicesExtremus ("Breaking Luigi")
First appearance: "quest for a console" (2011)
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Mario's younger brother and the tritagonist of the series. He makes smarter decisions than Mario, but he's still as cowardly as he is in the actual games, if not more so.


  • Adaptational Dumbass: Despite being smarter than his more obviously stupid brother, he isn't very good at math. When he gets reverted to his original self in the Lawsuit Arc, this still applies as he believes Mario's lie that SMG4 and Meggy are his parents.
  • 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).
  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Luigi gains the ability to transfer people's consciousness to the astral plane thanks to several weeks of meditation.
  • Berserk Button: No matter how many times he's thrown Luigi under the bus, never endanger Mario's life on his watch.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Tari. Their bond over nonviolent matters (such as setting up a "no fighting" stand or hitting the Wario Bros. with toy mallets) is often played for laughs in the series... except when it isn't, namely the time they tried to break Kaizo's corruption of Saiko by The Power of Friendship and succeed.
  • 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 or Peach aren't 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.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Subverted in the Waluigi Arc. While it initially seemed he would burn to death in lava, it turns out it was just watermelon flavored, really warm Kool-Aid.
  • Deuteragonist: Was this before Meggy took the role in 2017, being the most recurring character besides Mario and SMG4.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Luigi generally bears the brunt of Mario's abuse, but he's not afraid to call him out or smack him around when he feels his brother's going too far with his antics. In fact, he can go up to taking revenge on Mario, as "TAKEN: Like An Idiot", "Mario For Hire", and "If Mario Was Spiderman" show.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Performs one in "Mario SAW" to ensure Mario survives the 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.
  • Hidden Depths: Starting with "To Become A God", he started taking up meditation skills.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: One of the few members of the cast to play this trope completely straight. He, like canon, has blue eyes, and is one of the most innocent members of the cast.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Luigi has taken a lot of punishment but always bounces back, up to and including being at ground zero of a nuclear explosion.
  • 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. Turns out he's actually bisexual. However, later seasons show him to lean towards the homo side more often.
  • Nervous Wreck: Indeed he is. Exaggerated in some bloopers.
  • 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" and "The Corn Trip".
  • Nice Guy: No matter the situation, he's friendly through and through unless his Berserk Button is pressed. It's even his description on the wikia.
    He is often cheery, enthusiastic, fun, and ready to lend a helping hand.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Is the "Nice" part of a trio with Mario and SMG4, being mostly similar to the Cowardly Lion Nice Guy that he's portrayed as in the games.
  • Older Than He Looks: 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).
  • Prone to Tears: He cries very often in SMG4's bloopers.
  • 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.
    • In "If Mario was Spiderman," he summons villains from other Spiderman dimensions to attack Mario after Mario caused him to get interdimentional powers. Downplayed when he makes up for it after the villains run loose.
  • Something Else Also Rises: Usually his nose extends to indicate arousal.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: As of 2021, he starts using the Uberduck.ai Luigi voice for some of his lines.

    Steve 

Steve

First appearance: "world of craftmine" (2012)
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The main character of Minecraft who made frequent appearances alongside the Mario characters in the bloopers until 2018. Also SMG4's favorite character according to a 2020 Q&A.


  • Berserk Button:
    • Stealing or killing his chickens. Or any of his farm products.
    • Never say Minecraft is a bad game in front of him unless you want a fight, as Mario learned the hard way in "Mario VS Steve".
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite his idiocy rivaling, if not surpassing Mario's, he's strong enough to punch an industrial crane a fair distance, and can go Super Saiyan 3 when sufficiently pissed off. He's even able to fight off the entire Super Smash Bros roster at that point and fights SANS to a stalemate. The official 5 million subs tier list classifies him as S-tier in terms of power, right next to Sans and Zero.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: His catchphrase is "Hi guys!", just like the happy-go-lucky Piranha Plant from Bowser's Kingdom who has the same name.
  • Call to Agriculture: Steve has been portrayed as a farmer, and is actually fairly good at being one.
  • Characterization Marches On: In earlier videos, Steve was portrayed as a crazy guy who slept in the gutter. Now, as mentioned above, he's a crazy guy who works in a farm.
  • Composite Character: Previously, Herobrine and Steve were depicted as different entities. As of "Steve VS Smash Bros," Herobrine is Steve's One-Winged Angel form.
  • Dark Horse Victory: Despite having the slowest "Yoshi" of the racers, he wins due to the other competitors getting distracted through fights while on the track.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He's a central character in the old "super minecraft 64 bloopers" sub-series, "Meet the Steve" and "Mario VS Steve".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Picked a fight with Mario across the cosmos all because Mario thought Minecraft sucked.
  • Fake Shemp: His dialogue is only through various voice clips.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: With Mario in "Mineswap", causing him to become a Mario Palette Swap.
  • Misery Trigger: Whenever his chickens dying isn't someone else's fault, this occurs instead.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's shown as an adult in a flashback where Luigi was a baby.
  • Out of Focus: He was one of the main characters early on, but he's more of a minor gag character nowadays.
  • President Evil: In "Ssenmodnar 9", he is a president doing wrong stuff like calling the wrong number & even blowing up Toad's house!
  • Purple Is Powerful: His eyes are purple, and is one of the most powerful characters in the series, being ranked in S-Tier on the official Power level tier list.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He confuses a complex piece of machinery for chocolate.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • During "Mario Gladiators", where he's the penultimate foe Mario has to face. Steve builds a fortress to hide in and shoot at Mario. He isn't a good shot, but he does have an army of chickens with crossbows that shoot at Mario for him. Subverted later on. When Mario catches him off guard (playing Minecraft) Steve does nothing but attempt to ban Mario and gets a sword to the face.
    • The level of badass carries over to the next blooper, "The Mario Mafia". During the final battle, Steve disguised as a maid manages to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to four Koopalings and Bowser Jr.
    • Said badass-ery makes a return in "Mario Goes to the Fridge...". Despite otherwise being a banjo-strumming farmer, he gets Toad of all people to back away from the milk.
    • He manages to defeat Mario completely and utterly in "Mario VS Steve", giving him a Super Saiyan 3-assisted beatdown and vaporizing him. This is after fighting with Mario throughout the entire video and tanking the moon crashing into the Mushroom Kingdom with no visible damage!
  • The Unintelligible: In "Cooking with mario and bowser 3!".
  • Voice Grunting: Only talks through various voice clips.
  • The Voiceless: Steve has almost no text-based dialogue; almost all his current voices have been provided through voice clips. The only exceptions to this are "Super Mario Attorney" and WOTFI 2021.

Modern (Introduced: 2016 - present)

    Fishy Boopkins 

Fishy Boopkins

Voiced by: Kevin Lerdwichagul
First appearance: "Seaside Stupidity (Part 1)" (2016)
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A Spike who first appears in part one of the "Seaside Stupidity" two-parter. After his debut, he made a few more appearances before finally graduating to main character status.


  • Adorable Abomination: He may look like an ordinary Spike, but his father being a massive Cthulhu-like sea monster does question if he is a Spike.
  • Ambiguously Bi:
    • Despite the fact that he has an obsession with anime girls, and the whole reason he created Saiko was because he wanted a real life waifu, in "I Can't Believe It's Not SMG4", after Bob says that the play that Mario is in reminds him of his rapping career, Boopkins says in a romantic voice "Aw, been there Bob, you'll always be a star in my eyes", Bob responds by asking Boopkins if he's gay.
    • He's also the only one who wasn't disgusted by SMG4's offer of love in "The Mario Hustle".
  • Ambiguously Human: Ambiguously Spike is more like it. Since day one, Boopkins has used the model of a Spike, but his father is a giant Cthuhlu-like sea-monster who laid an egg that turned into Boopkins' brother. Said brother looks more like a tiny bird than either Boopkins or their father, which opens up a few questions. Notably, Boopkins is rarely, if ever referred to as a Spike, with the only implications beyond his appearance being him puking spike-balls. A mock nature documentary titles his species as "Fishy Boopkins" rather than Spike.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: He is unceremoniously caught and infected by Waluigi at the end of "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 "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 from most of the cast.
  • Casting Gag: There are a few references to him being played by SMG4/Luke's brother, Kevin. The "Poppy Playtime" video has credits that say he produced the video, and he's featured in SMG4's mind acting out a Hobo Bros video with him, in the place of Kevin, normal voice and all.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Can cause 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.
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: Even though he IS an anime-obsessed weaboo, he is NOT that willing to watch an anime that's bad.
  • Fan Disservice: His taste in anime girls ranges from legitimately cute to literally just Heavy's face on a woman's body. He's also been shown in a few poses usually reserved for Fanservice, but considering he's a Waddling Head, it looks hilariously goofy.
  • Fatal Flaw: His naive, friendly nature. Fishy Boopkins is one of the few main characters who is unambiguously nice. It's his biggest strength, as he manages to befriend characters that the others would normally never have a chance of doing so (he proves instrumental in recruiting Axol), but it's also his biggest weakness as he's a Horrible Judge of Character, which leads to him being manipulated by people (Bob), keeping company that most people would find unsavory (Saiko, Bob) or straight up repaying his kindness with evil acts (Waluigi, the Anime Cartel, Bob). For better or worse, it's his most prominent character trait aside for his love for anime.
  • Flanderization: As of "High School Mario" the anime-obsessed weaboo side of his personality has become his primary and near-only character trait.
  • 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 unless one counts his horrendous singing.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Boopkins was initially characterized as a pathetic loser who was mocked or looked down on by those around him. Fortunately, this angle was dropped relatively quickly as the series started making him Endearingly Dorky rather than an outright dork.
  • 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.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Due to his desire to be friends with everyone, Boopkins is prone to this.
    • Boopkins considers Bob to be his best friend, and is willing to help him despite all the times Bob has either a)been the cause of his own misfortune, b) mistreated him and c) betrayed his trust. It comes back to bite him hard in "The Mario Concert" when Bob reveals that he never considered Boopkins his friend and that he was the one that pushed Boopkins down the well, all so he could use Boopkins' rescue as a publicity stunt to further his rap career. To be fair to Boopkins on this point, he does wise up afterwards and Bob has to really prove to him that he's changed before they're friends again.
    • In "Doki Doki Mario Club" he's ignorant at first to Saiko's true nature and even after seeing her at her worst he's very hesitant about breaking off his relationship with her until Toad and Toadette provide a demonstration of what will happen if he doesn't.
    • In "Mario and the T-Pose Virus", he greets his zombified friends and asks if they want to play Yu-Gi-Oh cards, to which they respond by painfully mobbing him and infecting him.
  • Immune to Fire: Is shown to be this in "The Floor Is Lava", where the lava actually makes him stronger. This may have been a retcon since he was shown to be hurt by fire in some of his previous appearances.
  • 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.
  • 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: To put it mildly.
    • In "Doki Doki Mario Club", Fishy is revealed to have just shy of five and a half million anime body pillows.
    • This is the main reason why he brought Saiko to life via magic, to have an anime girlfriend.
  • Out of Focus: Has made few appearances since 2021.
  • Papa Wolf: He has one that is a Cthuluhumanoid.
  • Playing with Fire: He gains these abilities after falling in the lava in "The Floor Is Lava".
  • 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 .
  • Tareme Eyes: Sports these quite a few times when imitating anime, and they look just how you expect them to.
  • 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, perhaps just as dumb as Mario or even dumber.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Rocks...for some reason.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • Boopkins gives Waluigi the idea of trying to get into Smash Bros Ultimate, which had him discover the Power Of Rejection, getting rejected from Smash Bros and starting the T-Pose Virus.
    • 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.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice was a bit deeper in his first episode. It's most noticeable in "Deleted.", where the present-day Boopkins goes back in time and meets his younger self.

    Bob Bobowski 

Bob Bobowski

Voiced by: WillFromAfar
First appearance: "Can Ganondorf come out to play?" (2016)
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"Ow! My ovaries!"

A sewer wizard that uses a Garo model from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. He's obsessed with fame, money and getting the most screentime in his appearances. Despite his humorous Butt-Monkey status, Bob has proven he can be a downright repulsive, self-admitted bastard if he isn't given the attention he wants.


    Meggy Spletzer 

Meggy Spletzer

Voiced by: Ellyn Barclay, Yuji Tsuji (Inklish, voice clips), Lizzie Freeman ("War of the Fat Italians 2020" - "The Cursed Tapes"), Elsie Lovelock ("DO NOT ENTER" onward)
First appearance: "If Mario was in... Splatoon" (2017)
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Click here to see her as an Inkling 

A female Inkling that Mario found stuck in a paint bucket, causing her to run amok and flee into a manhole that leads to Inkopolis, taking Mario along with her. She originally competed in Turf War tournaments with her team, the SplatSquad, but a series of events eventually resulted in her permanent transformation into a human. She was very popular in her debut episode and quickly became the series biggest Breakout Character, becoming a series regular after returning for "MARIO'S CHALLENGE".

See here for her tropes during her time at Port Aurora.


  • Aborted Arc:
    • After winning the last Splatfest, Meggy became a police officer, a career that seemed to be going smoothly for her following the events of "Officer Meggy", her police outfit even being fully embraced by the fan community. Then her police officer subplot was mysteriously dropped offscreen with no explanation, though many were quick to blame the rise of real life police brutality happening around that time.
    • Her new goal to be a sports teacher hasn't been addressed since the end of the Revelations arc.
  • Absurd Phobia: Meggy is flat-out terrified of anime, after the events of "Mario waits for pizza". "Mario Saves Anime" reveals that all Inklings hate anime and Meggy's phobia runs in her DNA.
  • The Ace: Strongly established as such in-universe and out of it and is classified as an A-tier in strength. Even Mario sees her as this.
  • Action Girl: Naturally, since she comes from the world of Splatoon. Sometimes averted, depending on the video.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: The first new female character to become a regular.
  • And Then What?: Throughout most of her time on the show, Meggy was fixated on winning Splatfest, to the extent that she never really asked herself what she'd do with her life after finally doing so; as a result, with Splatfest being cancelled due to lack of budget, she's been left directionless, looking for various jobs in the Mushroom Kingdom since Inkopolis no longer has a place for her.
  • Animation Bump: She and some of the other Inklings have very noticeably advanced character movements and animations compared to Mario and other SMG4 staples.
  • Ax-Crazy: Downplayed compared to some of the other characters, but it's there. Mostly when she's shooting things.
  • Badass Adorable: Cooler and cuter than even the average Inkling. Even being turned into a human doesn't stop her from kicking all sorts of ass.
  • Badass in Distress:
    • In "Wild, Wild Mario", she gets surprised and captured by Donkey Kong. When Mario causes a distraction, Meggy frees herself by kicking the gorilla square in the groin.
    • Becomes this in "The Splatfest Incident", where she is kidnapped by Francis and the Anime Cartel.
    • The Penguin Mom in "Little Penguin Lost" unwittingly kidnaps Meggy, mistaking her for her child.
  • Badass Normal: As a human, she's just as capable of an Action Girl as before despite losing her squid form. Even as an Inkling, she very rarely used her squid form, and there was nothing she could do that a typical Inkling also couldn't do. Regardless, she remains a force to be reckoned with because her athleticism and combat skills are just THAT good.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not lie to her or try to con her. Wario found this out the hard way.
    • Another is utterly failing to speak her language. Mario received a chair to the face for that. Ultimately subverted in later instances as the most she does is just get visibly annoyed by who is doing it.
    • Dissing her skills is another one. Same with her voice.
    • Making fun of her small heightnote . SMG4 ended up barbequed by her and Saiko, who had also been made fun of by the same guy for her overly tall height.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a nice person, but if her Berserk Button gets pressed, watch out.
  • Big "NO!": She lets out an extremely anguished one seconds after Desti is impaled from behind by Sephiroth.
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: Played for Laughs. Meggy has eaten squid, even though she used to be one. That event became this trope when, after a fan asked her about it, she realized the implications.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: "That's very illegal" is one of Lizzie's voice clips. No guesses as to who she got it from.
  • Breakout Character: One of the most well-known examples in the series. Meggy proved so popular upon her debut that she quickly became a major character, as well as the most Character Development out of the cast, even getting her own spin-off. Her new human design also allows her to do things for the channel that Mario himself can't legally do, like Q&A's, merchandise, and the aforementioned spin-off.
  • Break the Badass: To put it bluntly, Meggy had it rough in the Anime Arc.
    • When she was training her friends for Splatfest in "Meggy's Bootcamp", she was being way too hard on them, letting her insecurities and desire to win get the better of her. She feels so bad about going overboard that she breaks down in tears in front of everyone—the very first time she cried genuine tears. Her friends forgive her and encourage her to keep training them, and her nicer training session was a success—then her rival Desti steals her weapons from her.
    • After her weapons were retrieved, she was ready to finally conquer Splatfest. But her plans get interrupted when she gets kidnapped by Francis, who intends to use her and all the other Inklings he's kidnapped to create an army of waifus. This process involves putting her in a machine that would drain her ink, slowly and painfully killing her. Even after she was finally saved from the machine, she was still very weak.
    • Worst of all, she had to watch Desti get impaled in "World War Mario". Meggy's rival had not only gotten closer to Mario and Co., but she also fought tooth and nail to take Francis down and rescue her rival. She was even starting to bond with Meggy too, even believing she will be a champion, only to get murdered for her troubles. In addition, Meggy feels responsible for Desti's death, and at her funeral, breaks down in tears a second time. That, and the fact that she's permanently stuck in a human body.
  • Broken Ace:
    • Meggy was initially portrayed as someone who succeeds in almost everything she does. Even her flaws of being unable to swim and cook were mostly downplayed (all Inklings cannot swim and her cooking skills weren't helped by Mario being her first teacher). However, "Meggy's Bootcamp" reveals that despite her natural talent, she still hasn't won a single Splatfest and she's extremely self-conscious of that. She subsequently takes her frustrations out on her friends whenever the time to train for Splatfest arrives, which makes her feel even worse as she fears that she might drive them away for good.
    • Made even worse at the end of "Final Hours" during Desti's funeral, where she feels if she'd been better, her rival wouldn't have been killed - shortly after saying this, she breaks down in tears. Even a full month after the funeral, she still can't get over her grief and tries bottling it all up, which goes as expected and reveals her inability to move on from Desti's death.
  • Can't Live with Them, Can't Live without Them: Her rival Desti drove her crazy every chance she got, but after her death, she never stopped thinking about her. The trailer for Meggy's Destiny shows that she still looks fondly on their battles together.
  • Catchphrase: "Woomy!" and "That's very illegal.".
  • Character Blog: She had livestreams on the SMG4 channel, which started during her time away from the show and continued even after her return.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Isn't above Groin Attacks and Sneak Attacks — particularly in "Wild, Wild Mario".
  • Commuting on a Bus: She leaves for her spinoff series in "My New Adventure...", but still makes an occasional appearance in the episodes that follow to touch bases with the gang through phone calls and video chats. She returns after the finale.
  • Competition Freak: Especially when it comes to Splatfests, or any kind of shooting competition.
  • Cool Car: Drives one shaped like a Splatoon squid.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: When in position of being a shooter of any kind with any kind of gun, she is quite powerful. However, when she has to do something else like cooking, vertical platforming with far platforms, stealth or swimming, then her flaws become more prevalent. Although to be fair, her ability to not swim is shared among other Inklings.
  • Crusading Lawyer: Sure, it was just a college exam, but the fact that she not only defended Mario of all people, but managed to catch the real culprit shows that you definitely want Meggy on your side. She also managed to defend and save Mario's life from the Chungus tribe.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Unlike Mario's other subordinates in "The Mario Mafia", she's completely unafraid of his Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique; she just rolls her eyes in boredom and asks if she can go home.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She and Tari start out as rivals in "The Mario Carnival", but when Tari shows off her Improbable Aiming Skills and destroys Meggy in a shooting contest, Meggy is amazed and they instantly become friends.
  • Designated Girl Fight: With Wendy O'Koopa in "The Mario Mafia". Naturally, Meggy wins.
    • Battles against Tari in "The Mario Carnival" in a shooting competition.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Revealed to be this as of "The Intruder..."; having finally won Splatfest, Meggy, having never considered what to do with her life afterward, has been left directionless and coasting through different odd jobs. This eventually leads to her going on vacation to sort herself out.
  • Determinator: Knock her down, she gets back up again ready to conquer any challenges that come her way. Desti notes that this trait is why she chose Meggy as her rival in the first place.
  • Deuteragonist: Takes the role from Luigi after her debut in 2017, appearing more and more and effectively becoming one of the channel’s mascots.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: "Don't make me kick your ass" is one of her human voice clips.
  • The Dragon: Appears to be Don Mario's bodyguard and main lieutenant in "The Mario Mafia."
  • Dreadful Musician: Bob compares her voice to "screeching metal". Then again, it's Bob, so his comment should be taken with a grain of salt. Thankfully subverted once Meggy got her human voice.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Turns into this in the aptly titled "Meggy's Bootcamp", putting Mario, Luigi, and Tari through Training from Hell during her obsession with winning Splatfest. She drops it after realizing how awful she is being to her friends, taking on a more supportive role instead.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Though an Action Girl through and through, she doesn't always resort to violence. In "Mario and the Diss Track", when Mario suggests smashing Bob with a baseball bat for making the particular diss track, Meggy gives him an unimpressed look. Twice.
    • Despite her phobia of anime, she supports overturning the anime ban once she learns that Saiko isn't legally allowed back into the Mushroom Kingdom because of it.
    • While playing cops and robbers with Meggy and Tari in "A Day in the Life of Everyone", Saiko goes crazy with her weapon, trashing everything in Meggy's apartment. Meggy—who is quite a Trigger-Happy Gun Nut herself—asks Saiko to stop.
  • Excessive Mourning: "There's Something Up With Meggy..." shows she's been grieving for Desti a full month after her death, and she undergoes Sanity Slippage trying to keep her emotions bottled up. However, she manages to deal with her grief more healthily after finally opening up to her friends about it, and fully moves on from it in Meggy's Destiny.
  • Fainting:
  • Fake Shemp: As an Inkling, she sometimes used Callie and Marie's voice clips for the sake of variety, and those of the Octoling enemies from the first game. "Meggy's Bootcamp" has Pearl's clips thrown in too.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Her eagerness has led her to take out a target with brute force and overwhelming firepower. Of course, now she's just revealed herself to the enemies. This bites her in "Final Fantasy Mario" when it leads to the alarms being set off and alerting the entire base to her, Mario and SMG4's presence.
    • Her competitive spirit often causes her to become overzealous when it comes to training, which usually leads to trouble whenever she ropes her friends into joining her. Meggy often pushes her teammates way too hard and is extremely harsh when they fail to meet her personal high standards. "Meggy's Bootcamp" reveals that this overly competitive desire stems from her self-esteem being damaged by her failures in the Splatfests, and her guilt over treating her friends like crap only makes her feel worse.
    • She keeps her real emotions hidden behind a confident mask, bottling all of them up. When her suppressed emotions become too much to handle she lashes out at anyone nearby, which only makes her undergo Heroic Self-Deprecation, which she tries to hide by bottling her emotions up... "Meggy's Bootcamp" and "There's Something Up With Meggy..." show the effects of this, with Meggy having a Heel Realization in both episodes before running away and when confronted, breaking down in tears or shutting down entirely.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She starts out wanting nothing to do with Mario, only giving the bumbling plumber the time of day because he accidentally incapacitated Heavy Squid, and she needed a fourth team member. When Mario proves to be much more dependable and kind than he initially seemed, they became friends.
    • Has one with Tari, though it wasn't until the latter showcased her impressive skills does gain befriended her.
  • Fiery Redhead: Especially in recent videos.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: Even for an Inkling, Meggy is rarely, if ever, seen in her squid form or shooting ink.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Mixed with a dash of irony, Meggy's transformation into a human was hinted throughout the Anime Arc.
      • The "SSENMODNAR: 3 Million Sub Fan Collab Special"note  features a skit where every character became animesque-styled, with Meggy being the horrified one.
      • In "Meggy's Bootcamp", Meggy claimed that two years of constant failures in Splatfest causing her to "losing sight of herself". At the end of Final Hours, she literally becoming a different species as a result of the Arc.
    • In "Mario Gets Woke", one of Mario's pranks with YouTube Remote is making Meggy speak English and Japanese. At the end of the "War of the Fat Italians 2020", she gains a permanent English voice.
  • Girls with Guns: Often seen wielding a Splattershot as her Weapon of Choice.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She's always wearing a pair of goggles, but they don't really do anything useful. In "Meggy Answers Your Questions" she reveals that she's never actually used them to protect her face and mostly wears them to look cool.
  • Graceful Loser: Even though she takes competition very seriously and is often a Sore Loser, there are times where she takes losing in stride, as we've seen in "The Xmas Discovery" and "The Mario Carnival".
  • Gun Nut: To say she goes a little gun-crazy would be an understatement.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • "Mario University" reveals that her dream goal is to become a lawyer, which she's shown to be quite skilled at when she has to defend Mario in court as part of a college exam. She even pursues a career in law enforcement once she's tied up all loose ends in "Meggy's Destiny", as shown in "Officer Meggy".
    • Beneath the mask of a cheerful, confident and competitive young girl is an insecure person who pushes herself to ridiculous lengths in order to prove her own self-worth, yet is terrified of losing sight of everything and everyone she holds dear.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Enters one whenever the topic of anime is brought up. Probably because she's reminded of being forced to watch anime in "Mario Waits For Pizza". This is later revealed to be because Inklings have an innate fear/hate of anime.
    • After realizing what a jerk she was being to her friends in "Meggy's Bootcamp", she sulks away to be by herself, and has a complete emotional breakdown when Mario gets her to open up about her fear of driving her friends away in her obsession to win the Splatfest. Thanks to her friends' support, she comes out of it.
    • In "There's Something Up With Meggy...", after going through various stages of grief, she finally breaks down when she's reminded of Desti's demise a month earlier. Mario, Luigi and Tari manage to snap her out of it by convincing Meggy to live life to its fullest for Desti.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Both downplayed as she doesn't stay dead. She pushes Mario out of the way of an exploding T-Pose Mushroom given by Waluigi in "The Mario Convention". She was also willing to sacrifice her ink to save her friends in "Final Hours".
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Views herself as a disappointment after spending two years in a row without winning a single Splatfest despite all her hard training, and feels undeserving of her friends for taking her frustrations out on them during training. Goes through this again during Desti's funeral.
  • Honor Before Reason: In "The Mario Showdown", despite having the upper hand outnumbering and outgunning Desti's gang, Meggy accepts an all or nothing gamble via a one on one duel against her rival. Immediately subverted when Meggy cheats.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Played with. Meggy is quite tall for a typical teenage Inkling. Taller than Mario, even. However she pales in comparison to the other female characters, earning her the moniker of Smol Bean.
  • Humanity Ensues: After the events of the Anime Arc, she's completely drained of her ink, which somehow turns her into a human. This gets temporarily reversed through an IP change contract in "Mario Can’t Play With You Anymore".
  • Implausible Deniability: Prone to this whenever she messes up big time.
  • Insistent Terminology: She and Saiko didn't steal that fire truck, they borrowed it.
  • Irony: Despite being weak to water as an Inkling, her paint gun apparently has a water setting on it.
  • Jerkass Realization:
    • In "If Mario Was In... Splatoon 2", Meggy pushes Mario extra hard in her determination to win the Splatfest, and the two end up getting into a fight. When Mario runs off, Meggy seems to realize she was too hard on him later though and decides to loosen up.
    • Throughout the Anime Arc, Meggy gets increasingly frustrated at her friends for not taking their Splatfest training seriously. It all culminates in "Meggy's Bootcamp", where she turns into a Drill Sergeant Nasty and puts Mario, Luigi, and Tari through a Training from Hell. Halfway through, she realizes she's gone too far and is driven into a Heroic BSoD, reasoning that there's no point in winning if she loses her friends.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: In a hilarious Shout-Out to Avengers: Infinity War, her human form is humorously referred as such, according to Mario.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her human form was originally part of a shocking twist at the end of the Anime Arc. As part of a channel revamp, SMG4 updated the banner in July 2019, prominently featuring it.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Has a habit of rushing into battles at times. As "Final Fantasy Mario" shows, this can get the rest of the crew in quite a pickle.
  • Leitmotif: Music from Splatoon is used in a lot of her scenes, though "Splattack!" deserves special mention.
  • Lethal Chef: Not very good at cooking. Her first attempt created... something, and her second doesn't go much better, setting the kitchen (and eventually, the entire mansion) on fire. The fact that Mario, a Lethal Chef himself, was the first person to introduce her to cooking doesn't help.
  • Like Brother and Sister: To Mario. Made more clear in the Anime Arc; as Mario takes her seeming Heroic Sacrifice the hardest, and later during the funeral scene reassures her that he'll always have Meggy's back, no matter what.
  • Lovable Jock: A skilled athlete and a sweet girl.
  • Morality Pet: Bit of a stretch, but Mario isn't nearly as much of a jerk around Meggy as he is with the other characters, and even when he does get into fights with her, it's mostly just friendly competition.
  • More Dakka: A huge fan of using this. To be fair, it works most of the time.
  • A Mother to Her Men: What she aims to be. Sure, she can go overboard with her training for Splatfests, but make no mistake, she cares about her team.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: The "alpha male" Old Man in "The Mario Documentary" proves to be powerless against Meggy, who doesn't appear to have any bulk.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She has this reaction in "Meggy's Bootcamp" after realizing that her obsession with winning Splatfest after two consecutive losses has turned her into a complete Jerkass towards her friends, resulting in her having an emotional breakdown complete with tears: the first time she's outright cried besides simply shedding a tear.
  • The Napoleon: Implied in "The Totally Legit Learning Show With SMG4" where SMG4 sings about the words "short" and "tall", and demonstrates by mocking her heightnote . This results in both her and Saiko torching him with flamethrowers.
  • Nice Girl: One of the friendliest characters in the series. She even sticks up for Mario in "New Year, New Mario" when Mario says that he wants to lose weight for his New Year's Resolution. That said, she does have her breaking points.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Recklessly charging into Nintendo's headquarters to rescue Mario from the making of a new game costs her and SMG4 dearly: after their attempt to get Mario back by launching a surprise ninja attack fails, Nintendo grants Lawyer Kong the permission to set up a giant firewall that separates Nintendo characters and OCs, and causes Mario, Luigi, and anyone on their side to forcibly revert to their original game personality. Even SMG4 calls her out on messing with forces greater than them.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Is the "In Between" part of a trio with Tari and Saiko. She's more often than not a Nice Girl, but her Trigger-Happy Gun Nut tendencies and competitive streak means she's not a pushover in the same way that Tari is.
  • The Nicknamer: She calls Mario "Red".
  • Non-Standard Character Design: A variation in that it applies to how she's animated: while everyone else's ragdolls are contorted and positioned to look as ridiculous as possible, Meggy is carefully animated using Henry's Animation Tool, resulting in unusually smooth, flowing animation. Even her basic look is a bit more detailed than the Inkling Girl from Splatoon. That said, sometimes she's animated in GMod instead. Exaggerated after she becomes human.
  • Noodle Incident: She has a cousin that she played with when she was younger and almost killed them with a water hose once.
  • Odd Friendship: With Mario and friends.
  • Only Sane Woman: If Sonic isn't around, she's usually serving this role.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • She agrees to take Boopkins to a "sexy maid" cafe, despite her phobia of anime, just to try and break him out of his Heroic BSoD in "The Melancholy of Fishy Boopkins".
    • She is normally a Nice Girl, but grabs the Jerkass Ball hard whenever a Splatfest is around the corner, with her obsession with winning becoming all that matters. This leads her to get into unexpectedly harsh fights with her friends for failing to keep up the pace, first in "If Mario Was in... Splatoon 2", and again in "Meggy's Bootcamp". In the latter episode, she fully acknowledges that her bad attitude has become too big of an issue to ignore, and she becomes much more relaxed and friendly again.
    • "There's Something Up With Meggy" goes overboard with this, from Meggy Squeeing over Tari's duck and asking to buy it, being entirely focused on building a treehouse instead of training and attacking Mario and Luigi when they try and talk with her. Luigi even lampshades the latter two.
  • Out of Focus: After Meggy's Destiny most of her appearances were short cameos, with the role of the most prominent female character being given to Tari. This went away after the YouTube Arc]].
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Always carries a phone shaped like an Inkling's squid form, and is often seen texting on it.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Probably the biggest badass among the heroes, Meggy is also rather short due to being an Inkling (though she still maintains this trope after becoming a human).
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Meggy is the red to Tari's blue, as she is a Competition Freak who trains hard for Splatfest and is a rather competent Action Girl.
  • The Rival: Shroomy of all people sees her as this as shown in "Mario School Club" due to him disapproving of her hunting skills.
  • Sanity Slippage: Taking the internet away so she can't watch Splatfests anymore led to her, Tari and Saiko forming a gang and attacking anyone that comes near in "Mad Mario". More seriously, bottling up her grief over the death of Desti and the dying promise she gave causes her to act completely Out of Character, to the point even Mario recognises she's not acting like herself.
  • Shipper on Deck: She's in full support of Axol getting together with Melony. Technically they do... right before she's forced to kill him.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Meggy was first introduced to the series by Mario opening a can of Orange Paint that she was accidentally trapped inside of.
  • Serious Business: Splatfests. She is obsessed with training for them. This gets deconstructed when she gets into a huge fight with Mario in "If Mario Was in... Splatoon 2" for not taking it as seriously as her, and turns into a Drill Sergeant Nasty in "Meggy's Bootcamp" to whip her friends into shape. She finally drops this behavior when she realizes she's taking her frustrations towards her losing streak out on her friends.
  • Significant Birth Date: Her birthday is July 16th, which is close to July 15th, the day "If Mario Was In... Splatoon", her debut, was uploaded.
  • Sore Loser:
    • True to normal Inklings in Splatoon, she tends to not take losing well. Averted in "The Mario Carnival", where it leads to Defeat Means Friendship with Tari.
    • Deconstructed in "Meggy's Bootcamp", where this trope is used to describe Meggy's struggles with her obsession with Splatfest.
  • Spanner in the Works: Became this in "WOTFI 2020". She, now able to speak in perfect English, manages to convince the Anti-Cast to side with SMG4 in taking down SMG3.
  • Squee: Over Tari's shooting skills, right after Tari destroys her in a shooting competition.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Being an Inkling, she cannot swim, which she re-discovered in "Stupid Mario Sports Mix" after some time of seemingly forgetting she was even an Inkling. She can only swim after Bowser offers her a pool float... which she's not happy about in the slightest. "The Minecraft Plague" demonstrates that this no longer applies after turning human, and she can now swim just fine.
  • Stepford Smiler: "Meggy's Bootcamp" shows that behind the cheerful and very active girl, she's very insecure and self-hating.
  • Stock Scream: Despite Lizzie Freeman no longer voicing her after "The Cursed Tapes", her voice clips, including her scream, still get reused sometimes.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In both English and Japanese in "Mario Gets Woke", courtesy of the YouTube Remote. The English change became permanent following "War of the Fat Italians 2020" as a result of the final battle against SMG3 and his Anti-Cast.
  • Tears of Joy: Her reaction when she finally wins Splatfest in Meggy's Destiny.
  • Tears of Remorse: When she was an Inkling, she shed a lot of ink-like tears after yelling at her friends in "Meggy's Bootcamp". Besides shedding tears at some points, this is the first time she's all-out cried, making this Serious Business.
  • Technicolor Eyes: They were cyan, blue and pink in her debut depending on the shot, then solidified as pink in subsequent appearances. When she became a human, they turned dark reddish brown.
  • Teens Are Short: She's around the same height as Mario, even as a human. She's even the main subject of SMG4's "Short and Tall Song", along with Saiko:
    SMG4: Meggy's 5'2" (HAH!) / Everyone mistakes her for an elf or dwarf / Too short to go on big rides, yet she has a licence to drive! Whaaaaaaaat? (Who gave you that?)
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: She finally gets to win a Splatfest after countless losses in Meggy's Destiny, the last-ever Splatfest even.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Tari's Girly Girl.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: When she watches "My Gym Teacher's a Sexy Rhinoceros" in "Mario School Club".
  • Weapon of Choice: She uses the Splattershot, though she has been seen to use a Roller too. "Stupid Mario Sports Mix" shows she's also skilled with archery.
  • Youthful Freckles: She gets these after turning into a human.

    Shroomy the Mushroom 

Shroomy the Mushroom

First appearance: "The Mario Channel: MARIO'S CHALLENGE" (2017)
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"Well, golly gee!"
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A young anthropomorphic mushroom and a member of the Mushroom Scouts with over 300,000 badges to his name.

See here for his Superpowered Evil Side, Anti-Shroomy.


  • The Ace: He was the only one to survive Mario's gauntlet, and he's earned more than 300,000 merit badges thanks to his camping skills. Averted when it comes to snowboarding and identifying mushrooms. Also, he surpasses Meggy in sharpshooting (Subverted with beating Meggy as he knocked her weapon out of her hands to win).
  • Berserk Button: Bears, after getting attacked by one in "Mario Waits For The Bus."
  • Brain Food: He has a large bite taken out of his head, and "Mario Babies" reveals why: Golden Freddy bit him in 1987. And thus, "normal" Shroomy was born!
  • Catchphrase: "Well, golly gee!"
  • Cheerful Child: Even more than Fishy Boopkins. He's a boy scout with an always-positive attitude.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He always carries a homemade rocket launcher with him. Whenever he appears, he always has a tool to help rectify the situation.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Effortlessly defeats Mario in "MARIO'S CHALLENGE" by pulling a rocket launcher out of nowhere and blasting Mario away with one clean hit.
    • He gives another to Toadsworth via tank in "Mario Battle Royale", then is on the receiving end of one by Toad and his giant robot.
    • He gives yet another one to Bowser Jr. and co. as the Shroominator (with Tari's help).
    • He effortlessly kills the Weegee doll with a shotgun when it plans to start a zombie apocalypse.
    • He's pretty much on the receiving end of this any time a bear shows up.
  • Dark Horse Victory: Shroomy is the victor of Mario's Challenge despite not showing up anywhere else in the titular episode.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "Mario's Valentine Advice".
  • Demon Slaying: [[spoiler:It's revealed in "War On Beeg SMG4" that Shroomy used to be a demon hunter alongside Doomguy. He's retired from that in the present though.
  • Foreshadowing: His debut in "MARIO'S CHALLENGE" foreshadows his eventual role in "Mario The Boy Scout".
  • Humongous Mecha: Becomes one thanks to E.Gadd in "War on Smash Bros. Ultimate". For a while, anyways.
  • Leitmotif: Expect to hear Western Land whenever he shows up.
  • Merit Badges for Everything: Has a merit badge for crafting a rocket launcher amongst others. He outright states in "Mario Battle Royale" that he's trying for a "World Domination" badge.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: His reaction to the grand prize of Mario's Challenge: a coupon for 10% off of Chicken Nuggets at McDonald's. He immediately wears it like a badge.
  • Retired Badass: Before he was a boy scout, he fought alongside Doomguy against the forces of Hell.
  • Serious Business: He takes hunting very seriously.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Whenever his Demon Slaying side emerges, not even a Fireborne Baron of Hell can overpower him. It's usually signified when his head turns blue, and his face mirrors that of DIO Brando. "Mario Babies" reveals that it's actually an inversion—Anti-Shroomy was his original personality, and Shroomy came about when Golden Freddy bit out a chunk of his brain.
  • Tank Goodness: Used a tank in "Mario Battle Royale", not that it did anything against Toad's Humongous Mecha.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: He's used rocket launchers and tanks in his battles. Exaggerated as the Shroominator.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In "Mario and the T-Pose Virus", he eats a T-Pose Mushroom conjured up by Waluigi. Naturally, it causes Shroomy to become patient zero for the titular virus.
  • Walking Spoiler: For his debut episode, "MARIO'S CHALLENGE".
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: "Mario and the VILLAGE" is all about him trying to impress his uncle, Doomguy, after finding out he abandoned him and adopted Isabelle. He ends up moving on from it by the end of the episode.

    Saiko Bitchitaru 

Saiko Bichitaru

Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki (Japanese, voice clips), Ellyn Barclay (English), Alison Bowley (English, one line in The Day SMG4 Posted Cringe), Elsie Lovelock ("Meggy Learns Japanese", "The Meme Games 2022")
First appearance: "Doki Doki Mario Club" (2018)
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An unpopular love interest from a dating game called "Kevin's School." Boopkins brings her to life one day, but their relationship ends in tragedy. For a while.


  • Action Girl: To an extent - she isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Heck, she even takes on Master Hand with a giant hammer.
    Saiko: I can't fight... but I know crazy.
  • Affably Evil: While she was still a villain, as crazy and bloodthirsty as she was, she would still wave and chirp "Konichiwa!" cutely to the heroes. She doesn't do it much since she reformed.
  • The Alcoholic: Drinks a lot of booze.
  • Alpha Bitch: It's literally in the name. She tones down after softening up to the whole group, but she can still be pretty mean.
  • Amicable Exes: Subverted at first; she didn't take being dumped by Fishy Boopkins very well. Played straight after her Heel–Face Turn - she's still friends with him as said in "Mario and the Bob Mansion". It even proves to be the catalyst to Bob's downfall during his Rapper Arc, as Luigi revealing that Bob drove Boopkins into a Heroic BSoD causes Saiko to turn on him.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Subverted, as she has brightly shaded pink-and-purple hair in girlish pigtails, but when not fighting or causing destruction, acts very calm and aloof.
  • Anti-Hero: Of the Unscrupulous variety after her Heel–Face Turn. She's on the side of Mario and friends and she is fiercely loyal to them, but she's quite willing to maim anyone that pisses her off regardless of them being good or evil. She's done questionable things, such as stealing a fire truck and using someone as a motorcycle ramp, to help her friends out.
  • Art Evolution: "The Meme Games 2022" ends with her model getting upgraded to look less realistic and more Animesque.
  • Attention Whore: She really wants the spotlight. Probably why she sides with Bob at the start of "Mario and The Diss Track"; she just wants to be famous. Even now, while she's definitely heroic, she's still quite vain. Later on, she starts avoiding attention, particularly from simps like Whimpu.
  • Badass Biker: Rides a motorcycle during "Luigi's Lesson" and "Mad Mario".
  • Bare Your Midriff: Prominent in her design, as she originally came from a Dating Sim which is usually marketed towards young men.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Not paying attention to her or rejecting her was a good way to get on her bad side early on. She was a Yandere, after all.
    • Being insulted, according to "Mario's Hell Kitchen". She weaponizes it during the episode, getting Shroomy to insult her so she can get angry and work faster. Particularly saying she'll never be loved — or being called ugly — is a HUGE Berserk Button for her, as Shroomy tells her she'll "never be loved with that horrendous face of hers." She goes full Yandere mode on the vegetables as a result.
      Saiko: Insult me! I work better when I'm angry!
    • Killing one of her friends is the worst thing to do around her: she goes into Tranquil Fury mode when that happens, and that will most likely be the last thing you see. Francis finds out the hard way when he murders Desti with a Sephiroth replica; Saiko outright ensures that he'll die painfully by stuffing him in one of his own Ink Zuccers and turning it to maximum, letting the machine drain him of his life while she leaves him to suffer on his own island being on self-destruct.
  • Big Bad: Of "Doki Doki Mario Club", remaining a recurring villain for awhile after. She's since dropped this.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Saves Mario from a heart attack in "Luigi's Lesson".
    • In "Mario and the Waluigi Apocalypse", she saves Mario and SMG4 from the T-pose zombies via giant hammer.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At least when she starts off. In her debut episode, she appears to be an average love interest in an average Visual Novel, but then she starts to become more and more clingy towards Fishy Boopkins, even going so far as to burn all of his waifu pillows.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In "The Demon Among Us", Saiko picked a fight with Anti-Shroomy, who was on a rampage hunting for Bowser. He quickly defeats her.
    Anti-Shroomy: Hehehe... that was cute.
  • But Now I Must Go: Rides off on her motorbike after saving Mario's life in "Luigi's Lesson".
  • Can't Spit It Out: She may be able to say it while alone to Boopkins that they were friends, but she's mistaken for having a stroke when she has to say it in public. She gets over this later on, openly referring to her friends when they're in danger.
  • Character Development: Mellows out quite a bit over the course of the series, even more so after the Rapper Bob arc, though she still keeps her penchant for violence. By the Anime arc, you can undoubtedly call her heroic.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She even gets jealous over OTHER anime girls! It gets to the point where she wants to wipe out all the pretty people in the world... just so she can be prettiest. She's calmed down since her Heel–Face Turn, but is still a bit yandere-ish.
  • Composite Character: Saiko is a mix of all of the girls from the game her character originated from. She's got the hidden depression of Sayori, the tsundere behavior of Natsuki, the clinginess of Monika and the psychotic and obsessive behavior of Yuri.
  • Cool Big Sis: After getting over her Clingy Jealous Girl issues, she started acting as the older (if still violent and hot-tempered) sister figure to Tari and Meggy. Especially Tari, even taking her to the dentist.
  • Cute and Psycho: An utterly gorgeous anime-styled young woman from a dating sim brought to life, and a violent homicidal sociopath who will maim and kill anybody who dares rob her of attention or just straight up piss her off.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • The Anime Arc puts her center stage, as much of the drama revolving around the anime ban is how it's caused her to be exiled from the Mushroom Kingdom. She becomes the de facto leader for the group in Japan when they seek Axol's help to overturn the ban and again leads the charge once Meggy gets kidnapped.
    • KS-2's subplot in 2022 sees her returning to prominence after years of being Out of Focus, culminating in her getting a redesign.
  • The Dreaded: "Luigi's Lesson" shows that pretty much everyone fears her and will run from the sight of her. In "War of the Fat Italians 2018", she scares SMG4 so much he has a heart attack. She's no longer this after her Character Development was completed.
  • Drop the Hammer: Wields a large, two-handed, wooden one as her primary weapon of defense.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Early episodes featuring her depicted her as an alcoholic, with a bottle of wine on her at pretty much all times. After a while, this quirk was dropped.
  • Expy: Design-wise, she's a combination of the ladies from Doki Doki Literature Club!. Personality-wise, she's an exaggerated version of Monika to the point she can be considered an O.C. Stand-in, seeing as how 3D models of the DDLC girls did not exist at the time.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Rescues Fishy Boopkins from falling off a cliff in "Mario Battle Royale", only for the both of them to be thrown to their deaths by Mario, who was right behind her. They get brought back at the end of the episode along with all the other people killed.
  • Fake Shemp: Aside from her song in "Mario and the Diss Track", Saiko normally uses Lana's voice clips.
  • Flanderization: She went from an insane attention-wanting criminal, to a forgivable Anti-Hero like Mario and Bob... to a grumpy, disloyal, KFC-obsessed douchebag. She acknowledges this in one pre-video ad, saying she feels like she's fallen into a rut where everything is predictable and she has nothing that challenges her anymore.
  • Foil:
    • Amazingly to her former crush Fishy Boopkins. Both are people that no one seemed to like and desperately want companionship. This is Lampshaded when Fishy Boopkins tells the others to just let her go because he feels sorry for her.
    • To Bob as well. They both have ego-centric personalities, both desire to be famous and both just want friends due to their extreme loneliness, willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve that. It's not a surprise that when Saiko starts working as Bob's personal assistant during his rap career the two gel fairly well though the partnership ends very quickly once Luigi tells Saiko about the truth behind Bob's heroics and what he did to Boopkins.
  • Freudian Excuse: She acts the way she does mainly because she was so unpopular in her home game. Boopkins rejecting her only made her get worse.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Commandeers several mechanical inventions, including turrets and a Mini-Mecha. She uses a high-tech laser rifle and pilots a Humongous Mecha in "Final Fantasy Mario".
  • Gagging on Your Words: In "Mario and the Diss Track", she has incredible difficulty admitting that Boopkins is her friend, to the extent when she tries to do so, Mario asks if she's having a stroke.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Dresses like an anime high-schooler and loves ass kicking activities.
  • Good Is Not Nice: While the "good" part is a bit more ambiguous to outsiders, her loyalty to her friends sets her towards the good guys. That being said, it's generally not a good idea to mess with her or her friends, unless you want to be introduced to her violent side. Harming or outright killing one of her friends is even worse, as that will guarantee your death by her hand. You could ask Francis after he killed Desti with Sephiroth, but Saiko ensured his demise.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Her voice clips are mostly Japanese words, with a few of Lana and Cia's voice clips in there.
  • Genki Girl: How she started off, both as a dating sim A.I. and after becoming a real person. She was very cute and energetic and sweet towards Boopkins, and each time anyone would approach her, she would be friendly. Until they turned their attention away from her did this begin cracking and gave way to her murderous and angrier side.
  • Grumpy Bear: Seems to have become this since her Heel–Face Turn. She's no longer actively hostile towards Mario and co. but still tends to be unfriendly and have a perpetual "I'd rather be anywhere but here" look on her face. There are rare moments since she's first appeared where she'll revert back into Genki Girl mode.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Possesses these, which fit the more bubbly and cute half of her personality. Otherwise, her hair doesn't fit her mood at all.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Oh, yes. She's attacked people for minor slights such as getting her name wrong or ignoring her.
  • Hates Being Touched: When Luigi pats her on the back in "Mario and the Diss Track", she immediately crushes his hand and gives him a Death Glare. In numerous episodes, when her friends give her a hug, her general response is to Freak Out and gripe about her personal space.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Started out as an antagonistic Yandere who attacked Mario and company on sight. After Luigi befriended her, she's calmed down a lot, though she's still a Yandere with a Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • It's hinted that she's good with technology - see Gadgeteer Genius above. In "Luigi's Lesson", it's also hinted that beneath her Clingy Jealous Girl/Yandere attitude she's deeply lonely inside, and just wants companionship and acknowledgment. She has a good singing voice too.
    • "DO NOT ENTER" shows what's hidden in her sealed room. It's the now glitchy copy of the game she was magically brought to life from. She's torn between her new life and her old one but can't bring herself to talk about it.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: In "Deleted". While travelling to the past to make sure she doesn't get erased from existence, she manages to get rid of Whimpu by kicking him into Fishy Boopkins' computer. Unfortunately, this was the same computer that was used to bring her to life, meaning she ended up erasing herself from existence.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Likes to drink wine and occasionally drinks beer, too.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Fishy Boopkins, at least before he broke it off. She still considers him a friend, though.
  • It's All About Me: Early on, everything was about her. Don't ignore or reject her. These days, she has become substantially less selfish, becoming far more caring of those around her, namely Meggy and Tari, and even Desti.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Her entire motivation for being so angry and murderous: She was ignored while she was still an AI in a dating sim game forever, and therefore was terribly lonely as a result, leaving her heartbreakingly desperate for even the smallest amount of love or adoration, and thus couldn't help herself when she was being ignored, as it reminds her of how much it hurt in the game. However, she's since dropped this, as she now has best friends in the form of the main cast, and if anything is just grumpy and aloof.
  • I Owe You My Life: After Axol unbans anime in the Anime Arc, Saiko is grateful to Axol. So much so that when Meggy gets kidnapped, she believes Axol is innocent, which turned out to be correct.
  • Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: Once just an unpopular love interest from a dating game called "Kevin's School", magic from Kamek's wand not only brings her personality to life, but it gives her her own body.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: "Doki Doki Mario Club" rightfully puts Saiko in the wrong for her behavior towards Fishy Boopkins. But in her defense, Boopkins was Innocently Insensitive at best and a lousy boyfriend at worst. For starters, he and Lemmy were watching anime girls on TV, knowing Saiko is there with them, which would be the equivalent of eyeballing other women on a date. While Saiko burning his body pillows of Miku is definitely wrong and is understandably the last straw for Boopkins, it only happened because he casually presented them as his "most prized possessions", making it seem like he valued a fictional girlfriend over his now real one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As of "Luigi's Lesson", while she's still a violent Yandere, she's much nicer to others than she was before and acts as an older sister figure to Meggy and Tari.
  • Karmic Jackpot: After her Heel–Face Turn, she became the best of friends with SMG4 and co., and nobody was really afraid of her anymore.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: As we've seen in "Super Challenge 64", cats bring out the best in her.
  • Loony Fan: Becomes one for post-"Mario And... The Well" Bob, considering how she takes notes on how to get famous in "Mario And The Bob Mansion" and how it was her idea to go to Bob's concert in "The Melancholy of Fishy Boopkins". Averted after Luigi tells Saiko about what Bob did to get that fame.
  • Meaningful Name: Saiko Bichitaru. Psycho. Bitch. -Itaru. Doubling as a Lucky Translation: while her surname obviously isn't Japanese, the kanji in her given-name (最子) directly translates as "the greatest child", but can also be read as "the best", which is fitting for her arrogant, violent and attention-seeking personality. May also be an Ironic Name, as despite this name she was unpopular among fans of the dating sim she was from.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Luigi, as he was one of the only people who tolerated her at first, and was even willing to befriend her at a time where everyone would head for the hills at the mere sight of her.
    • Boopkins, as mentioned above. Took a while to get there, though.
    • She forms a strong bond with Meggy and Tari after the Waluigi arc, which may be due to them being the only other prominent females in the main cast at the time.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has arguably the most attractive design of the gang, with a midriff-bearing top and pretty large proportions. Somewhat downplayed following her redesign, which cuts down on her proportions to make her look more natural like the rest of the gang.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Is the "Mean" part of a trio with Meggy and Tari. While ultimately a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, she's still a violent Yandere with a grumpy streak and occasional psychopathic tendencies.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Has a thing for violence and destruction, as you can tell by her yandere-inspired character.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Some videos show her to be rather good at dodging projectiles.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: May be in part to Early-Installment Weirdness, and being designed to be Animesque, but her design was notably different from the other original models SMG4's show went on to show. This is likely why she was redesigned in "The Meme Games 2022".
  • Only Sane Woman: Compared to the likes of Mario and SMG4. Well, as sane as a violence-loving Yandere can be. SMG4 once chose her to accompany Luigi in "Mario's Inside Story" because he knew that Saiko is the least likely to screw it up. However, her Not so Above It All moments can subvert this on occasion like the "The Intruder..." episode for example.
  • Out of Focus: Fell into this hard from the post-Anime arc time period to 2022.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Does this to Francis after finally managing to get ahold of him in the final battle of the Anime Arc. This crazed otaku chameleon wanted to kidnap all of Inkopolis and use their ink to make his waifu army and he was directly responsible for the murder of Desti, who was killed by one of his drawings. She ends up throwing him in his own Ink Zuccer, setting it on maximum and leaving him to have the life drained out of him.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She often throws fits when she doesn't get enough attention and stole Luigi's hat at one point just to annoy him. She also gets trigger happy and childish when it comes to "ass-whoopin'"and chants it with Mario in "The Day SMG4 Posted Cringe". and she also still beats her own friends whenever they cross her despite being redeemed.
  • Refugee from TV Land: Saiko was originally from a dating simulator that Boopkins downloaded before he used a Magikoopa's wand to bring her to the real world. Notably, Saiko has never expressed any desire to return to her game, and seems to have settled down comfortably.
  • Reluctant Psycho: She doesn't want to hurt people, but her temper problems and abandonment issues make it hard for her to function. This becomes less and less of an issue as her character arc progresses.
  • Shoot the Dog: After Saiko stuffs Francis in his own Ink Zuccer and leaves him to die, she closes her eyes as she walks away, as though telling herself that she didn't want it to have to come to this. Which makes sense, considering Francis originally looked up to her before his attempted genocide. Nevertheless, it's clear by the way she doesn't turn back after she does it — as well as the quiet, shaking fury in her voice — that she is absolutely repulsed by Francis' actions and that he certainly deserved it.
    Saiko: (seething) Jackass...
  • Signature Instrument: After taking down Bob's ego in the Rapper Bob Arc, Saiko is occasionally seen jamming on her guitar.
  • Skeleton Motif: She has a skull with crossbones on her necklace, and a skull with bows on her belt and on the front of her hammer. In addition, the "Darkest Hour" song has the latter skull as its single art.
  • Spanner in the Works: To Bob during the Rapper Arc. After Bob had achieved his ill-gotten fame by manipulating the main cast into boosting his rap songs, causing everyone in the Mushroom Kingdom to be his fans, Saiko learns how Bob achieved his fame. That, as well as his diss track against the main cast to bump up the ratings causes Fishy to go nearly catatonic, Saiko proceeds to diss him, exposing Bob's actions in the Arc and loses everything.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's rather attractive, and is also one of the tallest characters in the whole cast. SMG4 even has her as the main subject of the "Short and Tall Song" (along with Meggy):
    SMG4: Saiko's next, GODDAMN! / She could play Michael Jordan on Space Jam! / Every time she gets mad, her height just grows by a tad!
    ''(Saiko pulls out a knife)
  • Suddenly Voiced: "Mario and The Diss Track" has her singing a track called "Darkest Hour". This happens again for "Saikosis", the song she sings for the climax of "The Meme Games 2022".
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • She gets a post on Twitter after winning the rock-selling competition in "The Mario Hustle".
    • In "SUPER CHALLENGE 64", she succeeds her challenge of being nice via rescuing a cat stuck in a tree, albeit with much collateral damage.
    • In "Mario and the Diss Track" "Darkest Hour" actually succeeds in making Saiko popular.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She seems to have a liking for chicken for some reason shown in "Food Wars", "TEXTURES NOT FOUND", and "Christmas Special 2020".
  • Teens Are Monsters: Considering she came from a high school dating sim and her youthful personality, Saiko is still a teenager, or at the very least in her early 20s. With this said, if you upset her in the slightest, she instantly becomes homicidal and will or attempt to murder whoever is dumb enough to anger her. However, with Luigi's help, Saiko is substantially less bloodthirsty than before, and her latest victim actually really deserved it.
  • Token Evil Teammate: She isn't the most selfish member of gang, but is the most brutal, wrathful and blood-thirsty.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After the events of "Luigi's Lesson", she becomes friends with Luigi. She hasn't gone on any full-on rampages since, and even helps the heroes out from time to time (if reluctantly). It's since come full circle in a full Heel–Face Turn as, while she's still on the loony, selfish, violent side, Saiko has opened herself up to the others and has learned to care for others, most notably Meggy and even Desti.
  • Tranquil Fury: Saiko is notorious for her Hair-Trigger Temper and loud, bombastic, violent outbursts. But when Francis murders Desti, she is instantly set into this. Her face gets cold as steel, and her voice is a low growl as she slowly corners Francis and grabs him by the neck before tossing him in one of his own Ink Zuccers. She then sets it to maximum, causing the machine to slowly - and painfully - siphon out his life force. Saiko does not so much as hesitate as she walks away, nothing but ice cold disgust in her voice.
    Francis: Hey, hey, let's not do anything rash now! It was just one Octoling—!
    (Saiko grabs him by the throat)
    Saiko: You pathetic waste of space... I'm gonna make you wish you were never born.
  • Verbal Tic: Says "oi" a lot.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a heartwrenching one in "Doki Doki Mario Club!" after Mario and company defeat her, which leads to her breaking up with Fishy Boopkins and running out of the castle in tears.
  • Weapon of Choice: After her Heel–Face Turn, Saiko has taken to using her hammer as her primary weapon for defense.
  • We Used to Be Friends:
    • With Francis and the anime cartel, until the cartel helps Francis with his attempted Inkling genocide to power Axol's magic pen, which Francis uses to kill Desti.
    • With Kaizo, another character from her dating sim game. The two were bandmates that shared many of the same interests. However, while Saiko changed during her time outside of her game and away from him, Kaizo stayed the same Toxic Friend Influence he was in the game. After "The Meme Games 2022", the two are on much better terms (though Saiko did point out that Kaizo needed to stop being toxic).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Saiko gives one to Mario in "War on Beeg SMG4" when the latter accidentally derails her and Shroomy's attempt to stop the titular entity by catapulting JubJub in the path of Saiko's rocket.
  • When She Smiles: In her debut, before revealing her violent and jealous tendancies, Saiko is actually very cute and bubbly. And even now, if someone shows kindness to her instead of horror and disdain, she behaves very sweet and friendly in turn, Luigi, Meggy, and Tari especially. And yes, her smile is absolutely precious (when it isn't creepy or a Slasher Smile).
  • Yandere: Yes. She forced Wario and Waluigi to build a mech just because Fishy Boopkins rejected her. Downplayed after Luigi befriends her, but it's still there.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: At the beginning of the Anime Arc, she can't stay in the Mushroom Kingdom after anime has been banned because she is an anime character, so she, SMG4, Boopkins and Bob flee to Japan. She comes back to the kingdom when they find Axol, who can help them with lifting the ban.

    Tari 

Tari

First appearance: "Mario the Ultimate Gamer" (2018)
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A shy blue-haired Gamer Chick who tends to get hurt a lot. Mario turns to her for guidance on how to be a good player and kick SMG4's butt at Super Smash Each Other In The Ass Bros., and has since become one of the main cast members.

For tropes regarding her Meta Runner incarnation, click here.


  • Adaptational Wimp: Zigzagged. Compared to her Meta Runner counterpart, she's far less bold, but is shown on a few occasions to be physically stronger.
  • Afraid of Doctors: As revealed in "Mario Goes to the Dentist," Tari is terrified of the dentist; Saiko has to literally drag her kicking and screaming to an appointment, and only goes when she sees Mario is her dentist, until she realizes he isn't one.
  • Alone with the Psycho: "The Mario Convention" ended with her being in the same vicinity as Waluigi, who had turned many people, including her best friend Meggy into mindless zombies. Oh, and he also brainwashed Master Hand. Considering this took place late at night in the convention, and no other route of escape is evident, her situation at the time was all but grim. Thankfully, she was revealed to be fine in "War of the Fat Italians 2018", giving her the opportunity to pull a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Animal Motifs: Duck, obviously.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: In "Meggy's Bootcamp", when Meggy berates her along with Mario and Luigi for their poor performance during her training regime, Tari has a feeble and simple response — but it works in making Meggy realize that she's demanding way too much from them.
    Tari: Meggy... we are trying...
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Her love of rubber ducks bites her in the ass in "Deleted.", when Belle uses one to distract her during their game, which costs Tari the win and ends with her being temporarily wiped from existence. She's learned her lesson by "WOTFI 2020", managing to avoid getting distracted by another duck while trying to steal the Heavy's sandvich.
  • Berserk Button: In "The Mario Purge", she gets enraged when Quackington, her rubber ducky gets destroyed. A smaller one, seen in her first appearance, is dissing her for being a Gamer Chick, as Bob learns the hard way.
  • Blush Sticker: She always appears to be blushing.
  • Big Damn Heroes: During "War of the Fat Italians 2018", Tari appears along with a Rejection-powered controller and by controlling SMG4, she manages to smash Waluigi's staff, freeing the T-Pose Zombies from Waluigi's control and reverting them back to normal.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Luigi. Their bond over nonviolent matters is often played for laughs and even used seriously in some cases.
  • Breakout Character: A rare inversion; Tari was created for Meta Runner first, but debuted in the SMG4 series first to see how fans would like her. They loved her, this she remained a main cast member.
  • Butt-Monkey: Needless to say, she's the go-to when it comes to female slapstick humor.
    • In her first appearance alone, she gets launched into a vending machine, has her head flattened by a mallet, gets kicked by Mario, attacked by ducks, and falls to the concrete ground of Peach's moat when the window sill she's standing on crumbles beneath her feet.
    • Best shown in the climax of "War of the Fat Italians 2018", where even in her dramatic intro, she trips and falls comically from the pile of rubble she was standing on.
      Waluigi: How cute.
    • Generally, whenever she isn't victim to physical abuse, the naughtier members of the gang take advantage of her naivety with pranks varying from killing something that she finds wholesome to straight up destroying her innocence with an inappropriate video.
  • Character Development: In the more recent episodes, Tari is shown to be a bit bolder than her earier appearances and somewhat less apologetic.
  • Companion Cube: Her rubber ducky, Quackington. After its "death" in "The Mario Purge", it gets replaced in "SMG4 Christmas 2018" by one named Archibald.
  • Crippling Overspecialisation: INCREDIBLY good at games, to the point of beating Meggy in a shooting game. However, she's really shy, very socially awkward, and doesn't seem to be good at anything else. Further confirmed in "Meggy's Bootcamp", as when Meggy wants to know why Tari is struggling to shoot the targets in Splatfest practice despite her skills at the carnival, Tari explains that she's only really good at games and the Splatfest is more of a sport.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She squees with joy around rubber duckies.
  • Cyborg: By her own admission, which she says is why she's so incredible at games. One of her arms appears to be mechanical.
  • Enemy Scan: Tari uses this to incapacitate the Super Smash-each-other-in-the-Ass Bros. knockoffs of Toad and Peach.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She and Meggy start out as rivals in "The Mario Carnival", but when she destroys Meggy in a shooting competition, Meggy is so amazed by her skills that they become great friends.
  • Foil: To Saiko. She's shy, calm and friendly.
  • Game Face: When she uses her cyborg abilities, her eyes go completely blue (if only for a few seconds). She also goes into this whenever she (and anyone else who is unlucky enough to be in close proximity to her) warps into a game.
  • Gamer Chick: She's one of the most skilled gamers in the series, beating all the guys she plays against without a sweat. However, she only really enjoys playing for fun. She even manages to beat Super Saiyan God Goku - who while not the real thing presumably has the same speed and reaction time - at a video game, though she gets on the receiving end of a Neck Lift for it.
  • Grew a Spine: Normally intimidated by antagonists and not prefering violence when facing them alone, Tari is the one to stand up to Mario when the latter turns everyone into NFTs in "Mario Gets Into NFTs", something that catches Mario off guard.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Downplayed, but she wears socks with sandals.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Her shooting skills blow Meggy's out of the water, as she manages to get a score of infinity in a shooting contest.
  • I Don't Want to Die: In "Deleted.", Belle, under the order of SMG3, prevents Mario from properly meeting her past self in "The Ultimate Gamer", which causes her to be shunted back to the future. But, due to Belle's meddling, Tari fades from existence right in front of him. Her utterly heartbroken final words to Mario as she dies?
    Tari: (sobbing) Mario, I don't want to go!
  • Intrepid Fictioneer: Similar to her Meta Runner counterpart. No thanks to Mario, both of them get warped into their fighting game in "The Tari Abnormality".
  • It Must Be Mine!: She's so obsessed with rubber ducks, to the point that even Saiko is scared of her.
  • Kill the Cutie: Due to the efforts of SMG3 and Belle, Tari's debut in the series is botched and thus she is erased from the timeline, sobbing and pleading with Mario that she doesn't want to die, while Mario can only watch helplessly. She's the first victim of this too. Thankfully, the next episode reveals that she survived along with everyone else, though they are stuck in the Internet Graveyard.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When playing games, or if her rubber duck is threatened.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is a play on Atari.
  • Morality Pet: Tari's sheer innocence brings out the protective side in characters who are usually jerks by default.
    • While not quite to the same extent as Meggy, Tari is one of the few people Mario isn't as much of a jerk to.
    • Saiko is quick to protect Tari and making Tari sad is a quick, easy and painful way to invoke her wrath.
  • Nice Girl: She's one of the sweetest and non-confrontational people Mario has ever met, and only wants to make sure everyone is happy in the end. Even when in a rap battle against Waluigi in "WOTFI 2018", the Grand Finale of the Waluigi Arc, she's still against actually fighting and suggests just playing games instead.]]
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Is the "Nice" part of a trio with Meggy and Saiko, being a Shrinking Violet Gamer Chick who is one of the nicest and least violent characters in the series.
  • Non-Action Guy: The poor girl can't fight to save her life... which isn't normally a problem given who she hangs out with.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Subverted. In her earlier appearances, she was animated more smoothly and naturally, but post-Waluigi Arc, her rag doll took on the same type of movements as the rest of the cast.
  • Only One Name: She's only known as Tari.
  • Out of Focus:
    • Appeared much less any time Meta Runner was premiering new episodes.
    • She diminished heavily in appearances following "If Mario Was In Friday Night Funkin 2".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Tari's hair covers one of her eyes, and she has a shy personality associated with this trope.
  • Prone to Tears: She cries a lot, whether it's over serious matters like trying in vain to talk sense into Meggy while she's a T-Pose Zombie, or if it's over Bob's, um... "beautiful story" of Bobmas.
  • Properly Paranoid: She doesn't trust the Anime Cartel and says they're bad guys. She was right.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her eyes are purple, and is ranked in B-Tier in the official SMG4 power level tier list.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: According to "WOTFI 2019", stealing her rubber ducks is considered dangerous because her sad look is powerful enough to make you drop dead, as SMG4 learns the hard way. It becomes a lot less funny in "Deleted.", where she can't do anything but stare at Mario with this look when she's wiped from existence.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Tari is the blue to Meggy's red, as she is a pacifist gamer who would rather solve problems using her wits and gamer skills in a non-lethal fashion.
  • Sanity Slippage: Taking away the internet, preventing her from playing her games online, caused her (and Meggy and Saiko) to lose it.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's quite easy to fluster.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Her blue hair fits her shy personality well.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Bubble Bass, apparently. Also, Belle Fontiere, for a different reason.
  • Spanner in the Works: Waluigi had all but won, mind-controlling Master Hand, turning everyone except Mario and SMG4 into T-Pose Zombies and forcing the two men to fight for his amusement. He did not expect Tari's appearance, nor her gaming skills to surpass his, and he was especially caught off guard by her bold strategy of sending SMG4 straight for Waluigi. This leads to Waluigi being (temporarily) depowered and the T-Pose Zombies being freed.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: She sympathizes with Mango when he says he doesn't want to fight anyone in "The Tari Abnormality".
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: At the end of "War on Smash Bros. Ultimate", she takes control of the Shroominator and curb-stomps Bowser Jr., Iggy, Morton, Wendy, and Roy. Said remote was later used against Waluigi himself, by directly controlling SMG4 into dashing directly at Waluigi, smashing his staff and reverts their friends back to normal in the process.
  • Token Good Teammate: As Saiko's Foil, Tari is the least violent and brutal member of team.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Meggy's Tomboy, which isn't saying much, considering she's a Gamer Chick.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Heavily Downplayed, but she's seen an improvement in physical abilities compared to her earlier appearances. This was likely done to make Whimpu look pathetic compared to everyone else.
  • Vague Age: We know Meggy and Saiko are teenagers, but it's unclear how old Tari is. Her Meta Runner counterpart is confirmed to be 22 years old, and this version is said to be younger, but by how much is unknown.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Near useless in an actual, physical fight, but very skilled at video games.
  • Womanchild: Downplayed as she's reasonably level-headed, but she definitely acts like this at times. She has a rubber ducky for a Companion Cube, she cries easily, and she completely believes the stories of "Bobsgiving" and "Bobmas".
  • Worthy Opponent: To Meggy after beating her in a shooting competition, and Fire-Forged Friends on top of that.

    Axol 

Axol

Voiced by: Kevin Lerdwichagul
First appearance: "The Japan Trip" (2019)
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"You have been done a great injustice! It is my goal...No, it is my destiny! To save you from opression and return glorious anime to your kingdom!"
Click here to see his unscarred appearance before "The Internet Graveyard" 

An Inkopolis-born anime artist from Japan with the power to bring whatever he draws to life, thanks to his special pen/staff, the Inkweaver. After gaining knowledge of the Mushroom Kingdom's anime ban, he offers to help in lifting it.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Growing up, he was bullied by others for liking anime. Doubly notable since he grew up in Inkopolis.
  • Art Initiates Life: Thanks to his Inkweaver, his Cloudcuckoolander creations can come to life. They vanish shortly after they are created as Axol isn't very good at creating life.
  • Attention Whore: Mild example. He's not nasty about it but he does have a flair for the dramatic and he's quite hurt when Meggy shows no knowledge of or interest in who he is.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like being interrupted while eating, as "Mario Works At McDonalds" shows.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • The YouTube Arc was not kind to him. Thanks to Mario abusing the power of the YouTube Remote, an Oof Button took him to the Internet Graveyard, where he spent five years — which in real time is only a few weeks. What's worse, Inkweaver was destroyed in the process, and Axol lost quite a bit of his sanity in his time there. He's mostly fine by the time his friends helped him remember who he was and escape, but his scar is still there, his pen became only good for a bludgeoning weapon for well over a year, and he probably has PTSD from basically aging 5 years in a few weeks. Oh, and he doesn't get to defeat SMG3 in the final battle.
    • The Genesis Arc was even worse. He manages to fix Inkweaver with Mario's help in order to improve his show Two Piece, but that's where his good luck ends. Zero possesses him and uses him as a vessel to destroy the SMG4 universe and create his own. Try as Axol might to drive his friends away, Zero's influence was too strong, and in the end, Melony had to put Axol down in order to save the universe. He knew he wouldn't be able to make it, and figured he may as well tell Melony how he felt about her in his final moments.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's eccentric, acts strongly on impulse and his single-mindedness makes him come off as quite selfish at times, but he's insanely efficient at his craft and though he's not very good at creating life his powers are more than effective in battle, as his Blastoise creation is the one that ultimately takes down Desti in "The Mario Showdown". He also created the Inkweaver as a child and is able to summon Ultra Instinct Shaggy, something Francis couldn't do and was thought impossible.
  • But Now I Must Go: Flies off to parts unknown after convincing Peach to unban anime, though SMG4 and friends hope they'll see him again. Following the Anime arc, he is shown to have stayed in the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: With each new stage of his possession in the Genesis Arc, his appearance becomes more and more mutilated, starting off with the space around his eye caving in and decaying, then the entire right half of his face wasting away with teeth sticking out of his neck, then finally losing his legs. His misery was thankfully ended by Melony mortally wounding him to take out Zero.
  • Demonic Possession: Zero possesses Axol in "The Day HE Arrived".
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: In "The Mario Showdown". While he means well in his quest to help Mario and company overturn the anime ban, he can be a little shortsighted and ignorant of the situation at hand. Despite Meggy explicitly telling him that neither she nor her team can help the others without getting their weapons back first, he grumbles about having to deal with Desti and her goons when they could be saving anime. Even Mario has to point out to him that there's bigger fish to fry at the moment, and it's not until Saiko says she'd prefer to help her friends first does he relent.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: He tells Melony that he loves her before telling her to kill him to save the universe.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When it becomes clear he can't be freed from Zero, Axol calmly encourages Melony to Mercy Kill him.
  • Facial Horror: The skin on half of his face disappears when Zero gets complete control over his body in "Mario and The Backrooms". He also gets conjoined horns in the shape of a 0.
  • Flanderization: As of 2021, Axol's appearances tend to focus more on his crush on Melony than his use of Inkweaver. This may be justified since he went insane and his Inkweaver was broken while he was in the Internet Graveyard. Mario even lampshades it when Axol is fixing said Inkweaver, saying "he doesn't make anime anymore, he just simps for a watermelon now."
  • Fully-Dressed Cartoon Animal: An axolotl that's fully clothed, even when he basically goes savage in the Internet Graveyard (though he does don different clothes following his time there, for some reason).
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Axol created the Inkweaver by hand when he was a child.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He got a scar over his right eye during his time in the Internet Graveyard. He's still a pretty friendly guy, even if he's a little crazy.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Smiles at Melony before she kills him.
  • Hope Spot: After going through a lot of trauma in the YouTube Arc, things started to look up for Axol, with him finding a love interest in Melony and getting his Ink Weaver fixed so he can resume his work. All of that is ripped away when he is possessed by Zero, ultimately leaving him an Eldritch Abomination that has to be put down in order to save the universe. And by Melony, no less.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is one of the friendliest members of the cast.
  • Killed Off for Real: He's willingly killed by Melony in order to take down Zero in "War of the Fat Italians 2021", making him the first main cast member to die in the series.
  • Large Ham: He is quite... expressive.
  • Last Kiss: Melony kisses him shortly before she's forced to put him own for the sake of the universe.
  • Mercy Kill: What his death at Melony’s hands essentially was, as he was permanently bound to Zero with no way of saving him.
  • Nice Guy: He's not without his eccentricities, but he always means well and is a rather polite fellow, especially once he becomes a recurring character following the Anime Arc.
  • The Nicknamer: To literally everyone. Notable ones include "Red Tomato" (Mario), "Pickle" (Luigi), "beanie fish girl" (Meggy), "beanie human girl" after Meggy's Humanity Ensues, "Duck Nerd" (Tari), and "emo fish girl" (Desti). One of the only people he doesn't have a noteable nickname for is Melony, an indicator of how much he likes her.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Particularly in how he’s animated, being given smooth mouth movements even when his body ragdolls like the rest of the cast. This goes even further once he gets possessed by Zero, gaining the latter’s original design elements, like the zero pupil.
  • Out of Focus: Like Saiko, Axol started appearing significantly less in 2020. Hilariously lampshaded by in "Mario's Mask of Madness":
    Mario: But why? He is finally an interesting character now! (cue Meggy punting Mario to the castle doors)
  • Passing the Torch: An indirect example. With Axol dead, Melony takes it upon herself to finish his anime and carry on his legacy. It's also implied that she will learn how to use Inkweaver one day.
  • Punny Name: His name is Axol because he's an axolotl.
  • Red Herring: He is implicated by Mario and co. in the disappearances of Inklings and the sudden appearance of powered-up anime characters. The ending of "The Inkling Disappearances", however, reveals that Axol is not only innocent but just as much a victim as the Inklings are.
  • Sanity Slippage: The years he spent in the Internet Graveyard haven't exactly done wonders for his sanity, and he went full-on Ax-Crazy for a while until Mario snapped him out of it with his Naruto running. That's before he learned that being stuck in the Graveyard for five years is like he basically gone missing in the real world for weeks.
  • Scars are Forever: He keeps his scar after the events of the YouTube Arc. Curiously, he loses his original scar after getting possessed by Zero at which point he has a lot more to worry about. The scar goes away when we see him in the afterlife.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: He willingly allowed Melony to end his life to stop Zero and save the universe. Too bad that only separated Niles and the actual SMG0, allowing Niles to continue his schemes.
  • Spanner in the Works: To both Princess Peach and Francis of the "Anime Arc." Using his powered-up Inkweaver, he convinces Peach to drop the Anime ban by showing her the joys of anime. Using Meggy's ink during the Battle on Anime Island, he creates the ultimate anime creation, Ultra Instinct Shaggy, to defeat Francis's Super Saiyan Blue Goku replica, allowing Francis to be finished off by Saiko.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: His creations are not very bright, mostly due to the Inkweaver's lack of power at the time.
  • Trash of the Titans: His apartment is littered with trash, anime posters, and scrap paper. It's so bad that Bob compares it to his house.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His powers of creativity and imagination make him quite formidable when he has his Inkweaver, even if it's at less than optimal power. Without it, he is pretty much powerless. Desti's words helps him grew out of this, however.
  • Worf Had the Flu: His Inkweaver operates at 5% power due to low-quality ink; this is why Axol's creations are so dumb in the first place. Fresh Inkling ink, courtesy of Meggy, brings Ink Weaver to 50% power and makes Axol's creations stronger and smarter. 100% allows him to summon the strongest of all anime creations, Ultra Instinct Shaggy.
  • Wrecked Weapon: After being stuck in the Internet Graveyard, his Inkweaver is no longer able to bring drawings to life but in a pinch it still makes a decent bludgeon. He finally manages to repair it completely in "If Mario Was In... Anime".

    Melony 

Melony

Voiced by: Wolfychu, hackerling ("Zero" rap, "WOTFI 2021")
First appearance: "Mario Alone" (2019)

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Click here to see her in Fierce Deity mode 

Once a watermelon with Meggy's headwear, a Fierce Deity Mask bonding with her gave her a human body. She is often seen sleeping, is just as brilliant at hacking as she was in her melon form, and served as a Love Interest for Axol. Click here for her tropes in her original watermelon form.


  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Is prone to giving these to people who disturb her nap.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Axol killing off Watermelon-Kun to try and get her attention on Valentine's Day upsets her so much that she temporarily ends her friendship with him and hangs out with Bob instead.
    • She doesn't appreciate people touching the hedge she likes to sleep on. At first, it just made her cry a lot, but ever since the 10th anniversary special, it's been the trigger that lets her use the Fierce Deity Mask's powers.
    • As one herself, she does not like it when people cut up or eat fruit in front of her. It reaches a head in "Mario has a BBQ but he's not invited", where seeing Boopkins try to chop up a watermelon, along with a fruit salad, sends her into an Unstoppable Rage.
    • Zero becomes a massive one for her. So much so that when she is practicing to get stronger she uses wooden dummies of him, and when she taps into her Deity powers, just seeing the word Zero causes her to destroy a Coke Zero factory. It’s understandable that she would hate Zero so much given that he is singlehandedly responsible for the death of her beloved Axol. Said button exploits this so that he would have a strong host to control.
    • She doesn't take kindly to being called a baby.
  • Breakout Character: Easily the member of SMG3's Anti-Cast that gained the most prominence, being the only one to avoid the fate of becoming Out of Focus while getting a new model and Character Development to boot.
  • Break the Cutie: The Genesis Arc is not kind to her: First, Axol is seemly injured while in Zero’s Guardian pod, leaving her worried by his bed side. When he wakes up, he quickly disappears again and when he comes back, he’s fully possessed by Zero. When she hesitates to kill him, she is brought into his dimension, where Axol gives her a manga that also serves as his confession, before being thrown out and having to watch Zero start to destroy the universe. Finally, despite her best attempts, she ultimately has to put Axol down at his request, accepting his confession and kissing him goodbye.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: As a human, she's just as competent at hacking as her melon self, and she even has some access to the abilities of the Fierce Deity Mask, but would rather take a nap most of the time. "The Bed" seems to imply that she can't use the mask's powers unless she's well rested, and needs to build up energy via sleeping.
  • Buxom Is Better: She's noticeably more well-endowed than the rest of the female cast, matched only by Saiko and (maybe) Belle.
  • Catchphrase: Her most common vocalization tends to be an upbeat "Yay!"
  • Character Development: Becomes a little more serious about things after Axol's death. Though, she still acts like a child.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Since she achieved her human form by wearing the Fierce Deity Mask, she technically qualifies as a demigoddess, because the masks grant their powers and partial appearance/physiology to whoever wears them. She uses her newfound powers for the first time in the 10th anniversary special.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Melony started out as a foil to Meggy, the main difference being the obvious. After the YouTube Arc, her status as Meggy's foil became irrelevant, and the new human design she gained is vastly different from the Meggy stand-in she started as. She does still have some foil-traits though, mainly being a Lazy Bum while Meggy is an Action Girl.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After going through hell and back in the Cosmology saga (especially with Axol’s possession and death), Melony is able to overcome her demons (both figuratively and literally) gaining full control of her god like powers, allowing her to graduate from Omni Academy with a stronger resolve to live out her life to the fullest before she reunites with Axol in the afterlife.
  • Foil:
    • If she wasn't already this as a watermelon, even her human transformation is a foil to Meggy's. While Meggy's change was brought on by a traumatic event, reshaped her personality and took Meggy nearly a year to get used to, Melony's change happened via the usual SMG4 shenanigans that one would expect when watching an SMG4 video, with Melony barely caring about her sudden change (She was only excited for a couple seconds) as she got used to it almost immediately (though it's unlike she had much personality back when she was still in her inaminate watermelon form to be reshaped anyway), and continuing to do nothing until the plot comes to her. Meggy has multiple lines and roles while Melony sticks to voice clips and her sleepy hacker role.
    • The 10th anniversary special reveals that this even applies to their methods of combat. Whereas Melony requires tapping into the power of the mask animating her to stand a chance in battle, Meggy is a Badass Normal who wins fights with her own athleticism and marksmanship. Additionally, Meggy had Inkling abilities prior to becoming human, and took a bit of time to adjust to this shift, while Melony initally couldn't even move (not that that's changed much given her Lazy Bum qualities) before gaining godly power, only to very rarely use it due to not being a combatant often.
  • Furry Reminder: It can be easy to forget she's a watermelon turned demi-god but she will make it known if you forget at an inoppertune moment.
    • If she sees any fruit (especially her own kind) getting hurt, she gets pissed.
    • While tormenting her, Niles asks if she was cut would she bleed blood or melon juice.
    • While trapped in a mental prison created by Niles she sees a group of talking watermelons claimning to be her family which confuses her more than it unerves her as watermelons don't have parents.
  • Genki Girl: In her humanoid form, when she's not being a sleepyhead, she can get pretty excited easily.
  • Genius Ditz: As a humanoid girl, she's very good at hacking, but she's usually lazy, immature and ditzy.
  • Goo-Goo-Godlike: Downplayed in that she's physically an adult but in spite of wielding the powers of the Fierce Deity Mask, Melony behaves like a young child and does not have the mental maturity to deal with the horrors of the dark web.
    SMG4: What? But she literally has the power of a god!
    Axol: Yes but she also has the innocence of five year old!
  • Her Heart Will Go On: After Axol’s death, she becomes a manga artist to honour him, and vows to stay strong.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: She is forced to kill Axol at the end of the Genesis Arc in order to stop Zero and save the universe, leaving her heartbroken and suffering a Heroic BSoD.
  • Last Kiss: She gives Axol a final kiss goodbye before she Mercy Kills him.
  • Lazy Bum: Continuing her status as Meggy's Foil, her human self spends most of her time sleeping. That being said, she's still fully capable of helping the rest of the gang.
  • Leitmotif: "Piranha Plant's Lullaby" is often played when she naps.
  • Love Interest: To Axol.
  • Morphic Resonance: She can turn back into a normal watermelon at will, but part of her hair is still visible.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: She’s a hacker watermelon. As of "Mario’s Mask of Madness", she’s now a sleepy hacker watermelon demigoddess human.
  • Plant Person: In a sense, she is this due to her watermelon origins. She has no outward signs of it beyond the marks on her cheeks shaped like watermelon seeds.
  • Powerful and Helpless: In "WOTFI 2021". Melony has the power of the Fierce Deity Mask and is probably the strongest of the main cast, but by the time she reaches Axol, Zero's possession is too deep rooted. Her sword just impotently bounces off as she tries in vain to hack him free. In the end, all she can do to free Axol from the possession is Mercy Kill him.
  • Prone to Tears: Melony is prone to childish crying when things don't work out for her. This makes her true grief at Axol's death all the more heartbreaking as she hysterically sobs.
  • The Quiet One: She's fully capable of speech as a human, but still doesn't talk much.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her human form has red eyes, and wields the powers of a god. Downplayed, given how innocent she normally is.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Mario summoned her a pet axolotl in "If Mario Was In... Nickelodeon." She actually apreciates the gift and is seen with it in a few episodes.
  • Sleepy Head: Her human self seems to spend most of her time not involved in antics asleep.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Downplayed in "The Melony Felony". She speaks a few lines during the "court" scene, says "Nice hip" to a watermelon at a nightclub, and also says Axol's name for the first time. "WHAT IF...?" is a more straight example, as she has the most lines of dialogue (fully-voiced, at that) out of any episode, even telling an entire story in one segment. Starting with "The Final Piece", she consistently speaks in full sentences and continues to do so after the Genesis Arc even though her sentences aren't always fully voiced.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: As it turns out, what we've seen from her prior to "To Become A God" was only a fraction of her power. Allowing her entire personality to be hijacked by the Fierce Deity Mask brings out her full potential at the cost of her compassion and the ability to reason. She learns to control it later on.
  • The Voiceless: Like Steve, after becoming humanoid with the Fierce Deity Mask, she only makes soundclips of various virtual YouTubers (plus the Best Cry Ever guy), and only had a few text based sentences in "The Melony Felony" and says, "Ikea?" in "The Bed". She gets more talkative over time.
  • Talking to Plants: "Mario Goes To College" implies she can talk to fruit. She is a watermelon, after all.
  • Terse Talker: Her human form rarely spoke outside of single-word sentences early on. This changed later on.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She may have the powers of the Fierce Deity, but proves to be very incompetent without them.
  • Unwitting Pawn: By learning to control her deity powers, it gave Niles a head start when he finally possessed her.
  • Wardrobe Flaw Of Characterisation: Wears socks but no shoes... for some reason. Word Of God shows that they forgot to gave her shoes and Kevin didn't notice until reacting to her human debut.
  • Womanchild: As a humanoid girl (especially in "The Melony Felony"), she is shown to be very childish and immature, such as crying like a baby at times, pouting at Axol after his "special" where he "kills" Melon-kun, not knowing the concept of drinking booze, and folding the instructions on how to make a bed into a paper hat. This proves to be a problem when she's trying to learn to control her Fierce Deity powers.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Tapping into her full power (allowing the Fierce Deity to possess her) results in Melony destroying anything that reminds her of Zero along with anything that tries to get in her way, also becoming almost completely emotionless in the process. She gets better at controlling her power later on, but there are still occasions where she will come close to killing her friends if they provoke her, particularly when SMG3 gets greedy and threatens Mario for "unlimited power". By the end of the Revelations Arc, she has full control over her abilities.

    Kaizo Koorumaniru 

Kaizo Koorumaniru

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First appearance: "DO NOT ENTER" (2022)

A high school boy found in Kevin's School, the same game which Fishy Boopkins pulled Saiko out of. He too is pulled out thanks to Tari's game-warping abilities, and now he wants to relive the glory days of "doing illegal shit" with Saiko.


  • Achilles' Heel: Cute, wholsesome, and otherwise Sickeningly Sweet things seem to physically hurt him.
  • Animation Bump: He has a noticeable spike in animation when he speaks. Though, to be fair, both Meggy and Saiko received this treatment as well in the videos leading up to his debut.
  • Ax-Crazy: He cuts off Mario's head in his very first scene, and doesn't get any less insane from there.
  • Character Development: As of "The Meme Games 2022", Kaizo becomes less willing to resort to violence and is more cooperative.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: If you consider the KS-2 "mini-arc" to be the direct follow-up of the Revelations Arc, then he is this to Niles. They both share some similarities, being two young Delinquents with demonic influences in high school and college, respectively, looking for trouble and causing problems for the SMG4 crew. In addition, they get into girls' heads (literally in Niles' case) in order to achieve their dreams, which both happen to involve reliving their glory days. But with that said, there are many differences between them in terms of appearances, relationships, actions, and ultimate fates. For starters, Kaizo can interact with the SMG4 crew fine, but Niles, while he was in Melony's mind, doesn't do so until near the end. While they are both Older than They Look, Niles is an ageless being that existed long before the SMG4 series began, whereas Kaizo is a Refugee from TV Land that's been in a video game for who knows how long. More importantly, while both of their endgoals mean going back to the old days, Niles wants to create the "perfect" universe with SMG0, whereas Kaizo just wants to cause destruction for the sake of it. After the girls they manipulated break free from their influence, Niles attempts to kill Melony as Zero, while Kaizo simply breaks off his friendship with Saiko and tries to get into a band without her help. And finally, while Niles is too far gone and dies before he gets the chance to right the wrongs he did, Kaizo ultimately reconciles with Saiko and agrees to reform KS-2 the right way.
  • The Corrupter: He tries to bring Saiko back to her destructive and "edgy" self, though The Power of Friendship ultimately prevails.
  • Darker and Edgier: Kaizo is a complete parody of this trope. He's an Emo Teen who's obssessed with being edgy and contrarian, commits absurdly over-the-top crimes, dresses in red and black, and is physically harmed by cuteness.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be into rock, booze, and illegal shit, but even he can't help but give a horrified look during "The Meme Games 2022" as Donkey Kong prepares to fill his ass with a metal beam.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Kaizo can't seem to understand how Saiko's performance at the end of "Mario Gets Lit" is able to outclass his own without using anger.
  • Evil Cannot Stand Cuteness: He's literally repelled by cute and wholesome things, like how a vampire is repelled by crosses.
  • Fake Shemp: His voice clips are taken from Portgas D. Ace and Trafalgar Law.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When he discovers that Saiko's not in the game, he starts to have a mental breakdown before the game glitches out.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: All the bad things Saiko did in her first few appearances? They were a result of this guy's Toxic Friend Influence.
  • Horned Humanoid: His design shows that he's sprouted horns from his head.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Prior to his Character Development, he isn't very cooperative with people who aren't like him and prefers to go straight to the point while dragging people he doen't like down. It gets him pretty far until "The Meme Games 2022" where every attempt at using this strategy ended with his own misfortune except for the one where Saiko saves him from the Chomp.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He has a very immature idea of what constitutes as "cool"—namely, heavy metal, swords, and illegal shit.
  • Punny Name: Similarly to Saiko, Kaizo's surname is a pun on "cool man".
  • Platonic Life-Partners: He's this to Saiko. They briefly had a falling out when Kaizo found out that Saiko underwent Character Development, but they became friends again after "The Meme Games 2022".
  • Rotten Rock & Roll: He's a hooligan with a desire to both wreak havoc and rock out.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When it becomes clear that Saiko will not be going back to the psycho she once was, Kaizo severs ties with her.
  • Shadow Archetype: He represents what Saiko could've been like if she hadn't gone through Character Development. While Saiko grew out of her violent, obssessive behavior, Kaizo never matured in the years he's been inside the game. He ultimately ditches her once he realized that Saiko is no longer interested in causing chaos with him.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: He causes Saiko to briefly revert to her old destructive ways once he comes into the real world. Fortunately, Saiko's friends manage to snap her out of it, but this causes Kaizo to end his friendship with her.
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