A list of characters in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.
MarioThe Hero who often foils Koopa's plans.
Tropes associated with Mario.
- The Ace: He is known throughout the Mushroom Kingdom as this, having beaten Koopa many times before.
- Acrofatic: In spite of being a Big Eater, he is very athletic, particularly with the aid of powerups.
- Badass Mustache: He and Luigi each have one.
- Big Eater: As in the cartoons, he is always thinking about food.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Has an M on the cap he wears.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Luigi's responsible.
- The Leader: Often in charge of his brother, Princess and Toad.
- Manchild: Sometimes acts like this, especially in "Oh, Brother!"
- Red Is Heroic: His overalls are red.
- Sensitive Guyand Manly Man: The Manly Man to Luigi's Sensitive Guy.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Luigi. It reaches its height in "Oh, Brother!".
Tropes associated with Luigi.
- Badass Mustache: He and Mario each have one.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Has an L on the cap he wears.
- Cowardly Sidekick: To Mario.
- A Day in the Limelight: Luigi is the only one of the heroes to appear in "Life's Ruff". This makes him the only character to appear in every episode of all three DiC cartoons.
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually towards Mario.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Mario's foolish.
- The Lancer: To Mario.
- Lovable Coward: As with the DiC adaptations, he is usually this. It wasn't canon in the games until Luigi's Mansion
- Only Sane Man: Often tries to steer Mario and his friends out of potential danger.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Mario. It reaches its height in "Oh, Brother!".
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: His fear of ghosts is first mentioned here.
Princess ToadstoolThe princess of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Tropes associated with Princess.
- Adaptational Badass: She had to be rescued in the game. Here, she actually foils Koopa's plans, sometimes on her own.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Has brown hair, much like in the game. Her blonde hair was not canon by this point just yet.
- Giant Poofy Sleeves: Her outfit consists of this.
- Heroic Willpower: She always wants to do what's right for the Mushroom Kingdom and is often level-headed when fighting the Koopas.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Mario.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and is a friend to virtually every Mushroomer.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: She most often fights in her dress.
- Magic Skirt
- 100% Adoration Rating: Proven in "Princess Toadstool for President" when everyone in the Mushroom Kingdom votes for her over King Koopa.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Her entire outfit.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: You thought she was capable in Super Show? Here, she sometimes foils Koopa's plans on her own.
- Took a Level in Badass: She took on a much more active role and was less prone to kidnapping than in The Super Mario Bros Super Show!.
- Totally Radical: Her outfits in "Kootie Pie Rocks", which include a Milli Vanilli T-shirt.
- Women Are Wiser: She is often the smartest of the heroes.
- Younger Than They Look: The Writer's Bible states she's 17, but she certainly doesn't look that young.
ToadMushroom Man who accompanies the Marios and Princess.
Tropes associated with Toad.
The KoopasKing Koopa and the seven Koopa Kids.
Tropes associated with the Koopas:
- Adorable Evil Minions: The Koopa Kids.
- Bald of Evil: King Koopa, Kootie Pie and Bully are hairless.
- Bratty Half-Pint: All of the Koopa Kids, but especially Kootie Pie.
- Card-Carrying Villain: The Koopas are classic examples.
- Cool Airship: The Doomship.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: They often try to take over the Mushroom Kingdom and parts of the Real World (or the entire world in one episode).
- Evil Is Burning Hot: Their castle is surrounded by lava and they sometimes use lava in their plans.
- For the Evulz: The reason for many of their actions.
- Galactic Conquerer: A few episodes involve them trying to take over parts of or the entire Real World.
- Giggling Villain: Most commonly Hip and Hop, though Kootie Pie and Cheatsy do this as well.
- Kid-Appeal Character: The Koopa Kids.
- Mage in Manhattan: Whenever they visit the Real World.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: The Koopa Kids.
- Mordor: The castle they live in.
- Non-Mammalian Hair: Kooky, Cheatsy, Hip and Hop have this.
- Obviously Evil: They make it known, too.
- Rogues Gallery: The Koopa Kids rotate as the villains on every episode. All seven rarely work together.
- Spikes of Villainy: They have them all over their shells.
- Turtle Power: Of the villainous variety.
- Undying Loyalty: The Koopa Kids to Koopa.
- Villain Ball: They often overload their plans with complexities and the Mario Bros. take advantage.
King KoopaThe Big Bad and father to the Koopa Kids.
Tropes associated with King Koopa:
- Affably Evil: Koopa genuinely cares for his Koopa Kids to the point where he would conquer America just for Kootie Pie. He also tries doing this to the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom in "Princess Toadstool for President".
- Composite Character: Emigrated from The Super Mario Bros Super Show!, he has Wart's green skin and crown.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes.
- Doting Parent: He is shown to love his children very much, especially Kootie Pie.
- Evil Overlord: Of Dark Land.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is deeply pitched.
- Extreme Doormat: To Kootie Pie. He often caves in to her desires.
- Faux Affably Evil: He carries this demeanor in every episode aside from "Princess Toadstool for President".
- Full-Name Ultimatum: This was the only animated adaptation where King Koopa was referred to as Bowser, albeit in a few episodes.
- Insistent Terminology: Almost always referred to as King Koopa but on a few occasions, he is called Bowser.
- Insult Backfire: Appreciates every insult the Marios throw at him.
- Pet the Dog: Often praises his kids, especially Kootie Pie.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He was a borderline Hate Sink in Super Show, but this show and World brought out the best in him when showing affection to his kids.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: His eyes are yellow and he is constantly drawing up schemes.
Kooky Von KoopaLudwig Von Koopa's animated counterpart.
Tropes associated with Kooky Von Koopa:
- Ax-Crazy: A G-rated version as he acts this way around the Mario Bros.
- CoDragon: With Cheatsy.
- Einstein Hair: To go with his Mad Scientist motif.
- Evil Genius: The Writer's Bible says he graduated from Frankenstein University.
- Gadgeteer Genius: When he's the main villain of an episode, chances are it's to display one of his inventions.
- Genius Bruiser: Often does these with his inventions.
- Laughing Mad: He has a distinctive Evil Laugh when things are going his way.
- Mad Scientist: He takes pride in his inventions and it shows.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Often uses this when describing his inventions.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Kooky gets offended whenever someone accuses his inventions of not working.
- The Von Trope Family: His full name is Kooky von Koopa. Interestingly, this trope also applies to his game counterpart, even though the characters were named independently of one another.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has unkempt blue hair.
Cheasty KoopaLarry Koopa's animated counterpart.
Tropes associated with Cheatsy Koopa:
- Bastard Understudy: To the point where his double-crossing ways screwed his father out of taking over the Mushroom Kingdom in "Never Koop a Koopa".
- CoDragon: With Kooky.
- Smug Snake: Speaks this way.
- The Starscream: If "Never Koop a Koopa" is any indication.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Though it would later turn to white in the Super Mario World cartoon.
Kootie Pie KoopaWendy O. Koopa's animated counterpart.
Tropes associated with Kootie Pie Koopa:
- Appliance Defenestration: Does this often. Her birthday presents and cake in "Reptiles in the Rose Garden" get this treatment.
- Bald Woman: Oddly, she has no hair despite being the only female Koopa Kid.
- Beauty Mark: Has one on her right cheek.
- Berserk Button: Two. Do not tell her what to do, and do not call her ugly.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Often throws tantrums to get her way.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Often showered with love by her father.
- Dark Action Girl: She is the most likely Koopa Kid to act with malice towards Mario and his friends, especially Princess Toadstool.
- The Dark Chick: Of the Koopa Kids.
- Fille Fatale: Often uses her looks to get what she wants.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much for her to lose her cool.
- No Indoor Voice: She often yells and screams if things aren't going her way.
- The One Who Wears Shoes: Of all the Koopas, she is the only one to wear shoes.
- Outnumbered Sibling: All six of her siblings are brothers.
- Pink Means Feminine: Has a pink shell and wears a pink bow.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female of the Koopa Kids.
- Spoiled Brat: Perhaps the Ur Example of Wendy being one in the Mario franchise.
- Tantrum Throwing: Often throws things whenever she's upset.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Wears a huge bow complete with lipstick, bracelets, high heels, eyelashes, and a small bow on her tail.
Bully KoopaRoy Koopa's animated counterpart.
Tropes associated with Bully Koopa:
- Bad Butt: Talks with a Brooklyn accent, making him a kid-friendly gangster.
- Big Brother Bully: Bully is portrayed as the oldest of the Koopa Kids and often pushes his siblings around.
- The Brute: With Big Mouth.
- The Bully: Obviously.
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: His eyes can be seen through his glasses.
- Cool Shades: He just wouldn't be Roy's counterpart without them.
- Jerk Jock: He is the most athletic of the Koopa Kids.
- The Prankster: Often to his siblings and sometimes to the Mushroom residents.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Has a pink shell and a pink head.
- The Starscream: Tries to upstage Koopa, though not as blatantly as Cheasty.
Big Mouth KoopaMorton Koopa, Jr.'s animated counterpart.
Tropes associated with Big Mouth Koopa:
- The Brute: Along with Bully. Interestingly, concept art for this show depicts him as much buffer than the final product, and his portrayal in the New Super Mario Bros. games wouldn't be too far off from those designs.
- Motor Mouth: Started here but Flanderized in Super Mario World.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Uses many incredulous synonyms when he rambles.
- Speech Impediment: Often rolls his B's when he speaks.
Hip and Hop KoopaLemmy and Iggy Koopa's animated counterpart.
Tropes associated with Hip and Hop:
- Creepy Twins: The way they finish each others sentences and giggle.
- Enfants Terribles: While the rest of the Koopa Kids are in their teens, Hip and Hop are six. Doesn't make them any less competent, though.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Often taking more than one turn doing so.
- Keets: Their high-pitched voices since they are so young. Being voiced by Tara Strong certainly does help.
- Kids Are Cruel: They often pull pranks on the Mushroom citizens and their siblings.
- Multicolored Hair: Hip has three strands of hair: one pink, one blue and one yellow. Hop has rainbow-colored hair in a mohawk.
- The Pranksters: They play pranks on people.
- Single-Minded Twins: They often scheme together.
- Theme Twin Naming: Hip and Hop. Think about it...
Prince HugoPrince of Giant Land who appears in the episode "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas".
Tropes associated with Prince Hugo:
- Gentle Giant: We hear from the Koopas that he's tough but he's actually meek.
- Loyal Animal Companion: Owns a parrot.
Queen and Prince MushroomkhamenMummified rulers of Desert Land in the episode "Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario".
Tropes associated with the Mushroomkhamens:
- Implacable Man: The Prince.
- Mama Bear: Queen Mushroomkhamen, especially when his son's sarcophagus is stolen.
SultanRuler of Desert Land in the episode "The Beauty of Kootie".
Tropes associated with the Sultan:
- Arab Oil Sheikh: The main reason Cheatsy and Kootie Pie steal oil from him.
King WindbagKing of Ice Land who appears in the episode "Life's Ruff".
Tropes associated with King Windbag:
- Asshole Victim: When he and Luigi are sent to the Florida State Poochitentiary at first.
- Defrosting Ice King: Literally, since he's the king of Ice Land. He goes from a ruthless to loving after his adventure with Luigi.
- HeelFace Turn: Goes through one when Luigi teaches him how to cooperate.
Holly MackerelAppears in the episode "The Ugly Mermaid".
Tropes associated with Holly Mackerel:
MadzillaA giant robotic monster in the episode "Dadzilla".
Tropes associated with Madzilla:
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He comes close to sending some garbage-throwing tourists into the Pacific Ocean.
- Berserk Button: Getting pelted with garbage will set him off.
- Doting Parent: To Kootie Pie and Big Mouth after they bring him to life.
- Extreme Doormat: Kootie Pie and Big Mouth control him until the Marios intervene.
- Notzilla: No, he's not Godzilla. Pay no mind.
Crimewave ClydeThe Real World's Public Enemy #1 in the episode "Crimes R Us".
Tropes associated with Crimewave Clyde:
- Bald of Evil: At least until his HeelFace Turn. Then he's a Bald of Awesome.
- Be the Ball: Clyde dribbles a fellow prisoner like a basketball when we first see him.
- Butt-Monkey: The Koopas show little respect for him when he teaches them how to commit crimes.
- The Dog Bites Back: With the help of Mario and Luigi, he gets back at the Koopas for double crossing him.
- HeelFace Turn: When the Koopas became too much for Clyde, he gets their payback by foiling their attempt to rob the Mushroom Treasury.
- Institutional Apparel: He wears his prison suit for the duration of the episode.
- Lesser of Two Evils: His reason for willingly returning to prison? Because his Longer-Than-Life Sentence is better than one more day with the Koopas.
- Longer-Than-Life Sentence: Was previously serving a lengthy sentence before the Koopas busted him out. When he returned, he was handed a 12,423-year prison sentence.
- Name To Run Away From Really Fast: Well, with a name like Crimewave Clyde...
- Noodle Incident: We never find out what he was in jail for so we can only assume.
- Where the Hell Is Springfield?: We don't know where the Koopas found him but the most logical guess is his prison is in the United States.
Norman, his wife, Bud and MissyA family from Kansas who appear in the episode "Mush-Rumors"
Tropes associated with Norman and his family:
- Are We There Yet?: The children frequently ask this at the beginning and end of the episode.
- Black Bead Eyes: Missy has these.
- Expies: They seem to be these of the Griswolds
- Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Norman and his wife.
- Nice Hat: Bud's baseball cap.
- No Name Given: Norman's wife.
- Not in Kansas Anymore: Norman says this when they arrive in the Mushroom Kingdom.
- Too Dumb to Live: They are never aware that their experience in the Mushroom Kingdom was not a part of the theme park they were trying to visit.
- Totally Radical: Bud often speaks in slang.
JuniorA kid Mario and Luigi wind up watching over in the episode "Misadventures in Babysitting"
Tropes associated with Junior:
- Asshole Victim: Becomes one when the Koopa Kids throw him in the pipe maze.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Even the Mario Bros. can't control him... almost.
- The Dreaded: Junior has a bad reputation, if we take his parents' word for it.
- Enfant Terrible: His parents seem to fear him greatly.
- Hates Baths: Mario and Luigi force him to take one at the end of the episode.