|Hometown|| Brooklyn, New York (formerly)|
|Main Element(s)||Fire (mainly)|
|Debut||Donkey Kong (1981)|
|Affiliation(s)||Mushroom Kingdom, Peach, Luigi, Yoshi, Toad, Bowser (occasionally)|
Mario (Japanese: マリオ Mario) is the famous main character of the popular Super Mario series. He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, who went on to create more popular characters, such as Link. Mario is also the mascot of Nintendo and one of the most well-known fictional characters in the world. Mario made his first appearance as Jumpman in the 1981 video game Donkey Kong. Beginning with Super Mario Bros., Mario has had many abilities, but his trademark ones have been jumping and stomping, which he uses to defeat many enemies. He also has his own plethora of power-ups, giving him multiple abilities, including growing, throwing fireballs and becoming invincible. Mainly, games have always portrayed Mario as a silent character without a distinct personality (although he usually is portrayed as a protagonist). According to Nintendo, this allows Mario to fit into many games, roles and situations without any significant change. In many games, Mario must go on an adventure to save Princess Peach from Bowser by travelling through 8 Worlds. Although he does usually go on quests, Mario does many other activities including karting, partying and being a doctor.
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
After the video game Radar Scope became popular in Japan, the newly-founded Nintendo of America (NoA) ordered 3000 Radar Scope units, which arrived several months after. After their arrival, 1000 of the 3000 units were sold while the rest weren't. When the 2000 units couldn't sell, NoA president contacted Hiroshi Yamauchi (CEO of Nintendo) and asked if they could redo the game so players would find it more fun. Rather then changing the game to take out the disliked objects, Nintendo thought about creating an entirely new game over the old one, and was decided to use Popeye characters.
However, Nintendo lost the license to Popeye near completion of the game, so it was decided to replace Bluto (Donkey Kong), Olive (Pauline) and Popeye (Mario) with their new counterparts. This is how Mario came to be.
Mario appears as one of the two super secret characters in the game Donkey Kong Racing. Mario, like all All-Around characters, rides a Zinger; A bee-like enemy from the Donkey Kong series that has all basic stats.
Mario is unlocked by beating every cup as Donkey Kong.
Rose Warriors seriesEdit
Mario appears as a main protagonist in the Rose Warriors series.
Mario Kart seriesEdit
Mario, once again, returns as a playable character in Mario Kart Ultimate, where he is, like previous titles, classified as a Medium racer. When in karts, they change to a red and white colour scheme.
Mario's special item is the same as it was in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: the Red Fireball.
Mario returns as a default character. He is a medium racer and his karts and bikes will follow a red and white (and sometimes blue) colour scheme.
He will do the following to each stat in whatever kart or bike he rides:
- Speed: +1
- Weight: +3
- Acceleration: +0
- Handling: +2
|The Video Games Fanon Image Database contains renders of this subject. For all available renders of this character, see here.|
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- Mario (SSBStrife) - Mario's character page for Super Smash Bros. Strife.
|This character has an amiibo based off them. For information on their amiibo, see Mario (amiibo).|
|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|