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- Ukiki in Super Mario 64. On top of being a gigantic hindrance to the player in the Tall, Tall Mountain, he steals your hats with annoyingly cute dialogue and he's near-impossible to catch. Which makes it all the more satisfying to roast him using Yoshi's Fire Flower in the DS version.
- Il Piantissimo from Super Mario Sunshine. His races can be difficult for some players, and he'll arrogantly trash-talk you if you lose, with Mario losing a life afterward. Even the Piantas hate his guts, referring to him as a "rogue", "creep", "uncool", "inconsiderate" and are very insulted by his Pianta costume.
- Lubba from Super Mario Galaxy 2, for being a Replacement Scrappy for Rosalina as well as constantly spouting bad jokes/puns, generic encouragement, and reminders to take a break or change the Wii Remote's batteries. Some have even compared him to Patrick Star.
Mario Kart Games
- Baby Daisy gets a lot of hate for essentially being slot filler in Mario Kart Wii, especially by those who already found her older self to be obnoxious as it is.
- While Mario Kart 8 has included several fan-favorites characters, both old and new, it still has introduced a few heavily disliked characters:
- Baby Rosalina. She's yet another baby character who, like Baby Daisy, has no basis from other games and seemingly serves as nothing more than to further give Rosalina, nowadays a Base-Breaking Character herself, even more representation in the Mario franchise than she already has. Just her mere existence doesn't make any sense whatsoever when you consider Rosalina's backstory in Super Mario Galaxy.
- Pink Gold Peach is a Palette Swap Slot Filler Up to Eleven. Basically she's a metallic version of Peach that hasn't had any previous appearance, unlike Metal Mario. She has been subjected to a lot of mockery for her incredibly uninspired nature and has even spawned the meme of coming up with intentionally unoriginal Joke Character variants such as "Green Silver Luigi" and "Baby Pink Gold Funky Kong".
- Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach are hated for being too similar to regular Mario and Peach, and for oversaturating the roster with Marios and Peaches. It does not help that the DLC also included the Villager from Animal Crossing in male and female forms who did not get separate slots, not to mention Cat Peach's incessant "meow"-related puns. This seems to go into Creator's Pet territory as, when the Smash Ballot was introduced, they used Cat Mario as an example with the reason being "Because I'm a big fan of Meow-Meow Mario."
- And now as of Deluxe, you get a new character for completing all the cups on 200cc. Who is this mystery character, you might be asking? Gold Mario, who's yet another Palette Swap of Mario. Bonus Feature Failure doesn't even begin to describe it. Compared to other additions like Bowser Jr., Dry Bones, King Boo, and the Inklings (all of which are available from the start), this inclusion sticks out like a sore thumb. And being the only unlockable character in the game turns out to be both a blessing and a curse considering that, at least, you don't have to get him; but if you do choose to go for it, you're still putting in a lot of hard work for another Mario clone. At least his golden hue is stylish.
- Paper Mario series:
- Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door:
- General White is despised for the copious amount of backtracking he makes the player go through during Chapter 7. Apparently, the creators thought that was a good idea, because there's a sidequest after the Chapter that's essentially a shorter, less crazy version of this. Thankfully, you get to keep jumping on General White until he wakes up both times you do this.
- Super Paper Mario: Luvbi, due to her bratty attitude towards the heroes. That didn't stop players from crying over her Disney Death, however.
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star:
- Bowser's appearance in Sticker Star is near-universally reviled, as all his personality and humor from the previous games is wasted, and he has no dialogue whatsoever.
- Kersti, big time. She is incredibly emotional and at times needlessly jerkish to Mario, and she has a tendency to get kidnapped which deprives you of one of the game's core mechanics, as well as preventing you from leaving the level or saving.note However, the biggest thing is that unlike the other Exposition Fairy scrappies on this page, she tells you almost nothing useful. Her hint system flipflops between stating the obvious and making irrelevant comments on her surroundings, usually only being useful if the puzzle relies on Paperization. The fact that she does a Heroic Sacrifice during the final boss is negated by wish power undoing her death moments later. Even if her death caused just a brief moment of sorrow, her near-instant revival cheapens the moment.
- Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door:
- Mario & Luigi series:
- Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time: The Stargate gets a lot of hate for being an unreasonable Jerkass to Luigi. Even though he later admits that he was only doing it to see if Mario would defend him, his cruelty to just Luigi comes across as incredibly excessive (e.g. giving him three options to answer a question, calling them all wrong, declaring the answer an unavailable fourth option, and accusing Luigi of lying when he points out that said fourth option did not exist for him to pick) which rubbed fans the wrong way.
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team:
- The Dream Stone Spirit, considering how he acts like a total Jerkass to you and refuses to tell you where Bowser and Antasma were going with the MacGuffin which, may we remind you, he is the spirit of, going so far as to turn into a giant drill machine to get rid of you for trying to get the information out of him. Needless to say, it will be immensely satisfying to beat the snot out of him as Giant Luigi.
- Popple, originally from Superstar Saga, became this in Dream Team for being a complete Jerkass that initiates an annoying boss fight with Wiggler, becomes The Millstone during the fight, and then turns on you after you defeat Wiggler. Not to mention that his status as a recurring boss and his unique boss music is gone, so none of his likable traits are around. The only thing people still find enjoyable about him in this game is his Verbal Tic See?
- Baby Peach's special ability allows her to float using the wind, which usually only makes the player more likely to end up crashing headfirst into enemies or simply fall straight to the ground because she sometimes doesn't catch the wind to float. The fact that her crying is even more obnoxious than Baby Mario's doesn't help matters.
- From Super Mario World, we have Oogtar: a bratty cave kid who runs his mouth and gets into trouble without any prompting. It doesn't help that he essentially replaced Toad, despite Yoshi essentially filling the role as the fourth character for that series. And to top it all off, Oogtar doesn't even have any noteworthy memes to his name.
- A less extreme example, but Neil in Mario Golf Advance Tour. From his irritating, sarcastic-sounding "Whoops!" when he gets a Bogey to his hideous character design, could they have made a less appealing player character? At least at the very beginning, the game gives you the option to play as the much less annoying Ella instead.