|This article explicitly refers to this character in regards to their appearance in Super Smash Bros. Strife. For information on this character in other contexts, see Mario.|
|Debut title||Donkey Kong|
|System of origin||Arcade|
|Year of debut||1981|
Mario (Japanese: マリオ Mario) is the main protagonist and namesake of the Super Mario series, and the flagship character of Nintendo. Mario is the most well-known video game character in the world, and has appeared in over 200 video games of different genres. Mario is a veteran to the Super Smash Bros. series, and has appeared in all games prior to his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Strife. Mario is primarily seen as the mascot of the Super Smash Bros. series, which reflects his position in Nintendo as well.
Mario is voiced by Charles Martinet.
Tanooki Mario (Japanese: タヌキマリオ Tanuki Mario) is an alternate character for Mario released as downloadable content. As with all other alternate characters, Tanooki Mario has unique crowd and announcer calls.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4 Edit
When performing a footstool jump, the sound heard when Mario jumps on a spring from Super Mario Bros. is heard.
The coins that appear while performing Super Jump Punch now take the appearance of normal Coins from Super Mario 3D World.
F.L.U.D.D.'s nozzle now reaches over Mario's head, and he holds it by the two handles as opposed to the neck.
Mario's Fireballs now bounce more times before extinguishing.
Mario dashes slightly faster (1.6 → 1.65).
Mario has slightly better traction (0.45 → 0.5).
Mario's up tilt has slightly better knockback.
Cape now pushes Mario a slight bit backwards should it make contact with an opponent when used on the ground.
Mario is the main protagonist of the Super Mario series, and is often tasked with rescuing the Mushroom Kingdom's ruler, Princess Peach, from the clutches of Bowser. Usually assisted by his brother Luigi, Mario must utilize various power-ups to traverse the various levels that Bowser's minions inhabited to stall Mario's advance.
Though commonly known as the main protagonist of the mainline Mario titles, he has also taken on other roles within video games. In Luigi's Mansion and its sequel, Luigi must rescue Mario from King Boo, whom had trapped the red-clad plumber within paintings. He has also appeared in various other series in other roles, most notably as the golfer in the NES title Golf, the referee in the original Punch-Out!! titles, and as the controller of the paddle from Alleyway.
Mario has also made a considerable amount of cameos in other Nintendo titles, and has been referenced in third party titles, or even other media. Several examples include his likeness being used as a statue in both Pilotwings 64 and 1080° Avalanche, a costume that can be worn by Rayman in Rayman Legends, and even having his games played (or parodied) in various television series such as A.N.T. Farm, Parks and Recreation, and The Big Bang Theory.
|Neutral Special Move||Fireball||Mario fires a small ball of fire that bounces along the ground six times before extinguishing.|
|Custom Variants||Fast Fireball||The fireball travels further and at a higher speed, though with reduced damage.|
|Fire Orb||A large ball of fire is fired forward that travels really slowly but can deal damage multiple times.|
|Double Fireball||The fireball will split in two, with one travelling slower than the other one. Both fireballs deal half the amount of damage as normal.|
|Side Special Move||Cape||Mario whips his cape, which can reflect projectiles back at opponents.|
|Custom Variants||Shocking Cape||The cape can no longer reflect projectiles, but deals electric damage to those around it.|
|Gust Cape||Projectiles are reflected at a slower speed and deal less damage, but pushes opponents back further and has a larger range.|
|Sail Cape||The cape can not reflect projectiles and deals no damage to those hit, but pushes Mario forward when used in the air.|
|Up Special Move||Super Jump Punch||Mario jumps upwards with his fist above his head. Opponents emit coins when hit.|
|Custom Variants||Super Jump||Mario travels upwards a longer distance, but deals no damage.|
|Explosive Punch||Mario's fist explodes at the peak of his jump, but he travels a shorter distance upwards.|
|Super Bounce||Mario travels a shorter distance at first, but after coming in contact with an opponent he will bounce double the height of the first. Despite this, he deals no damage with either jump.|
|Down Special Move||F.L.U.D.D.||Using F.L.U.D.D., Mario fires a jet of water forwards that pushes away opponents. The nozzle can be angled upwards/downwards.|
|Custom Variants||Scalding F.L.U.D.D.||The nozzle cannot angled and takes longer to charge, but the water now deals fire damage that increases slightly when fully charged.|
|High-Pressure F.L.U.D.D.||The nozzle can be angled further and takes less time to charge, but opponents are not pushed back as far.|
|Malfunctioning F.L.U.D.D.||The move takes long to fully charge and can not be angled as much, but F.L.U.D.D. instead fires two small orbs of water that push opponents away further.|
|Final Smash||Mario Finale||Mario fires two large fireballs that spin around each other as they rush across the stage horizontally.|
|Up taunt||Grows to a large size as if using a Super Mushroom power-up, before shrinking back down. The size Mario grows to stacks with the Super Mushroom item or other instances that increase sizes.|
|Side taunt||Twirls as he removes his cap. This is similar to his level clear pose from the New Super Mario Bros. series.|
|Down taunt||Spins around in mid-air with his arms and legs outstretched before falling on his back. This is similar to Mario's defeat pose from Donkey Kong.|
On-Screen Appearance Edit
A warp pipe appears out of the ground, and Mario happily jumps out of it. The pipe then slides back into the ground. This is near-identical to the opening of Super Mario 64.
Victory Fanfare Edit
The victory fanfare used by characters of the Super Mario series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U is reused for Super Smash Bros. Strife. The fanfare is a cover of the level clear (flagpole) fanfare from Super Mario Bros..
Victory Poses Edit
All of Mario's victory poses are reused from Super Smash Bros. 4.
- Makes fire explode from his palm and strikes a pose.
- Winds up for a punch and steps forward while punching in front of the screen.
- Does a short spin-jump and lands in a strong-man pose. (His "character chosen" animation in Super Smash Bros.)
Alternate Costumes Edit
|Mario's alternate costumes|
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|00||Based off Mario's current appearance, specifically from Super Mario 3D World.|
|01||Based off Mario's costume while under the effects of a Fire Flower.|
|02||Based off the coloration of Mario's sprite from Mario Bros., but with a blue hat as opposed to a red one.|
|03||Based off Luigi's current appearance; specifically from Super Mario 3D World.|
|04||Based off Wario's appearance in the Super Mario series; specifically from Mario Kart 8.|
|05||Based off Waluigi's current appearance; specifically from Mario Kart 8.|
|06||Somewhat based off the colour scheme of Foreman Spike from Wrecking Crew '98.|
|07||Based off Mario's costume while under the effects of an Invincibility Leaf.|
|08||Based off Mario's appearance on the Japanese box art for Mario Bros..|
Downloadable Costumes Edit
|Super Leaf Costume Pack|
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|09||Based off the current appearance of Tanooki Mario, specifically from Super Mario 3D World.|
|10||Based off the appearance of White Tanooki Mario from Super Mario 3D World.|
|11||Has a similar colour scheme to Mario while under the effects of a Bee Mushroom (Bee Mario).|
|13||Has a similar colour scheme to Mario while under the effects of a Super Acorn (Flying Squirrel Mario).|
|15||Based on the colour scheme of the Cozumel raccoon.|