|Debut||Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987)|
|Affiliation(s)||Yoshi's Island, Yoshi|
|Relation(s)||Yoshi (related species)|
Birdo (Japanese: キャサリン Kyasarin), self-nicknamed Birdetta and Birdie, is a recurring character in the Mario series. In fact, there have been multiple characters known as "Birdo," similar to the multiple Yoshis that have appeared throughout history. The concept of a Birdo character was not solidified until the same pink Birdo began appearing in various spin-off titles. The central Birdo character (that appears in the Mario Kart series, the Mario Party series and the various sports titles) wears a red bow and a diamond ring. She also has some sort of relationship with Yoshi, as they are default partners in various competitions.
Creation & DevelopmentEdit
Birdo is a member of the species of the same name. Like all Birdos, she is a dinosaur with a funnel-shaped snout and a body structure that is similar to a Yoshi, though slightly shorter and with a row of spikes on the tail, not the head.
Birdo is mostly pink, with a rounded white belly, red tail spikes and purple spots on her cheeks. She has purple eyes, each of which is framed by three long, thin eyelashes. She does not have hair, and instead wears a big red bow atop her head, which is usually her emblem. On her left hand is a large diamond ring set in gold, the origins of which are unknown.
Birdo commonly wears purple eye makeup. In her team name, "Birdo Bows", from Mario Super Sluggers, she wears lipstick, which is odd because she doesn't use lipstick during the game, nor in most of her other appearances. In the Japanese commercial for Super Mario All-Stars, she wears a white stole, a very expensive black dress adorned with a black necklace with many pearls, and a very elegant fan. Overall, however, Birdo’s looks have not changed as drastically as many other characters have through the ages.
Birdo returns as an unlockable character. She is a medium racer and her karts and bikes will follow a pink and purple (sometimes also red) colour scheme. You can unlock her by getting B-A on four 100cc Cups.
She will do the following to each stat in whatever kart or bike she rides:
- Speed: +0
- Weight: +2
- Acceleration: +3
- Handling: +1
After being absent from Mario Kart 8, Birdo makes a reappearance in Mario Kart NX, where she is once again classified as a "Medium" character.
|The Video Games Fanon Image Database contains renders of this subject. For all available renders of this character, see here.|
|Mario Kart Ultimate Characters|
|Default Characters (Small):||Toad • Lakitu • Baby Mario • Koopa Troopa|
|Default Characters (Medium):||Mii • Mario • Luigi • Yoshi • Peach|
|Default Characters (Large):||Bowser • Donkey Kong • Wario • Waluigi|
|Unlockable Characters (Small):||Toadette • Baby Luigi • Paratroopa • Shy Guy • Penguin|
|Unlockable Characters (Medium):||Daisy • Birdo • Bowser Jr. • Kamek • Hammer Bro.|
|Unlockable Characters (Large):||King Boo • Wiggler • Petey Piranha • Boom Boom • Pianta|
|Purchasable Characters (Small):||Dry Bones • Goomba • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Whittle|
|Purchasable Characters (Medium):||Diddy Kong • Fawful • Professor E. Gadd • Chargin' Chuck • Rex|
|Purchasable Characters (Large):||Rosalina • Midbus • Funky Kong • Pom Pom • Wart|
|Mario Kart NX Characters|
|Playable Characters||Ashley • Baby Daisy • Baby Luigi • Baby Mario • Baby Peach • Birdo • Boo • Bowser • Bowser Jr. • Callie • Cat Peach • Daisy • Diddy Kong • Donkey Kong (Super Kong) • Dry Bones • Dry Bowser • Fighter Fly • Funky Kong • Goomba • Honey Queen • Iggy Koopa • Isabelle • King Boo • Kitsune Luigi • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Larry Koopa • Lemmy Koopa • Link • Ludwig von Koopa • Luigi (Ice Luigi) • Luma (Black Luma · Blue Luma · Cyan Luma · Green Luma · Orange Luma · Purple Luma · Red Luma · Yellow Luma) • Magikoopa • Marie • Mario (Fire Mario) • Metal Mario (Gold Mario) • Mii • Morton Koopa Jr. • Nabbit • Olimar • Peach (Fire Peach) • Pianta • Pink Gold Peach • Roy Koopa • Shy Guy (Black Shy Guy · Blue Shy Guy · Cyan Shy Guy · Green Shy Guy · Orange Shy Guy · Pink Shy Guy · White Shy Guy · Yellow Shy Guy) • Spike • Sprixie Princess • Tanooki Mario • Toad (Blue Toad · Cyan Toad · Green Toad · Orange Toad · Pink Toad · Purple Toad · Red Toad · Yellow Toad) • Toadette • Tom Nook • Waluigi • Wario • Wendy O. Koopa • Wiggler • Yoshi (Black Yoshi · Blue Yoshi · Cyan Yoshi · Orange Yoshi · Pink Yoshi · Red Yoshi · White Yoshi · Yellow Yoshi)|
|Hazardous Characters||Cows • Fire Piranha Plants • Goats • Lava Bubbles • Penguins • Piranha Plants • Sidesteppers • Thwomps|
|Background Characters||Fish Bones • Miis • Lumas • Nokis • Penguins • Piantas • Professor Chops • Shy Guys • Toads|