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Hero Overview

Who's done me a thousand wrongs ever since Donkey Kong? Slithering down every pipe despite his plumb-shaped body type! Who's gonna run in fear While screaming "Mamma miaaaaaaaaaa"? Who leaves me gray and grim? Oh, what does Peach see in him? MARIO!
~ Lyrics from the Phantom of the Bwahpera's first ballad
It's a me, Mario!
~ Mario introducing himself.
~ One of Mario's famous catchphrases.
So long, King-a Bowser!
~ Mario throwing Bowser by the tail.

Mario, previously known as Jumpman, developed under the nickname Mr. Video, and is also known as Dr. Mario in the Dr. Mario series, is the titular main protagonist of the Mario franchise, as well as the mascot of Nintendo.

He is the older twin brother of Luigi. He was created by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and has appeared in over 200 games. Originally, he only appeared in platform games. However, he now also features in sporting games, racing games, fighting games and others. He is considered by many to be the most famous character in video game history and is known to many as "The Face of Video Games," having six games out of the top 10 on the list of best-selling video games of all time.

Mario is a short Italian-American plumber from Brooklyn who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario and Luigi came to the Mushroom Kingdom by a drainpipe that led them to a warp zone and become saviors and protectors of the Mushroom Kingdom against Bowser. In the Mario series, he uses his well-known jump and combat abilities to stop Bowser and Bowser Jr from kidnapping Princess Peach and taking over the Mushroom Kingdom. Along with Luigi, he has had other friends such as Yoshi, Toad, Princess Daisy, and Rosalina. Along with Bowser and Bowser Jr., he has had other enemies and rivals such as Fawful, Wario, Waluigi, and Donkey Kong. In the cartoons, Mario was voiced by Peter Cullen in Saturday Supercade, WWF/E Hall of Fame wrestler-turned manager the late "Captain" Lou Albano in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, and Walker Boone in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World.

In the 1993 live-action film Super Mario Bros., he was played by the late legendary actor Bob Hoskins. In the video games, Mario has been currently voiced by Kōichi Yamadera in Japanese and Charles Martinet in English since Mario Teaches Typing and Mario's Game Gallery/Fundamentals. In the TV show You're Skitting Me, he was played by Hayden McKertish, while Rowan Hills played Luigi.

He is also a cameo character in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 in the ending.


Physical Description

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Mario appears as a short and portly adult man in most of his appearances. Most of the time, he is wearing his trademark outfit: his red cap (with the M symbol), blue overalls -with gold-coloured buttons-, red shirt, white gloves and brown shoes. He has short light brown hair, blue eyes, and a thick black mustache with six bumps. However, in his early games, he wore red overalls and a blue shirt, which is the opposite of what he wears now. Every part of his looks has had, at some point, a certain significance in plot and gameplay: the cap worked as a "shield" of sorts in Super Mario 64, and when he had his cap stolen, he´d lose 50% more the health with each hit, making its recovery a top priority.

In the Mario and Luigi RPG series, the ´Stache stat is the equivalent of Charisma in RPGs, meaning that a high number here (a "well-groomed mustache") will translate to healthy discounts in stores. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, his overalls (and Luigi´s) appear to be made of denim. Mario´s looks were a product of the limited graphics technology of the time: his arms would vanish with a shirt of a solid colour, hair could not be properly drawn, detailed or animated; and the head could not host a proper mouth.

As the developing team, headed by Shigeru Miyamoto, wanted a properly detailed character, so they gave him overalls, the mustache, the cap and a big nose, to make a recognizable sprite. Mario's looks have been mostly unchanged for much of the franchise´s history, except for the first games: in Donkey Kong, he had red overalls and a blue shirt, and in Super Mario Bros his sprite had red overalls and a brown shirt, while the artwork retained the original red/blue outfit. It wasn't until Super Mario Bros. 2 that Mario got his current clothes. Unsurprisingly, due to the notoriety of the first Mario games, his appearances in merchandising and the Super Mario Bros. Super Show cartoon segment, his clothes had the Donkey Kong palette. It´s also worth noting that Lou Albano, Mario in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show live-action segment, often wore a plain white shirt. In addition to his trademark clothes, Mario has used several other outfits depending on the activities.

He has been seen with several sporting clothes (tennis, soccer, golf) and he wore lighter, more laid-back shirts in Super Mario Sunshine, in tune with the tropical vacation setting of the game. Although Mario's age is never really confirmed, Super Smash Bros. Melee says that Mario is 26 years old when reading the description of his trophy in the game.


Mario is a simple character without a solid personality since he was meant for players to integrate their personality into his character. When his demeanor is shown, Mario is kind, smart, brave, heroic, generous, and optimistic. Mario is a brave and kind-hearted hero with a strong sense of justice, morality and righteousness. He puts, more often than not, other people's needs before his own and he is willing to risk his life to save millions of others from the forces of evil. Mario will never give up on anyone, ever. He will always be there no matter what, even if it's extremely dangerous.

Although Mario is generally a good-natured person, it seems he doesn't enjoy losing much, often when losing in spin-off games (i.e Mario Party) he has a sad look on his face, but in Luigi's ending in Mario Power Tennis, he is shown congratulating his brother. However, the pats on the back turn into slaps and he intentionally stands on his brother's foot, showcasing jealousy.

He remains quiet, but when he talks, he talks heavy and harshly. In the cartoons, Mario speaks with a characteristic Brooklyn accent, but his current incarnation—voiced by Charles Martinet - has a blatant Italian accent. Mario is friendly, tenacious, and persistent, so he always knows what he is doing. Also, Mario is handsome and many creatures have a crush on him. He has been shown at times to have a crush on Princess Peach.

In the Super Smash Bros. series and Mario Strikers series, Mario shows a personality that is in complete contrast to how his personality is depicted in his series. In these series, he is shown to be very serious and almost always having firm expressions. He remained with this personality, although in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he shows a smile in two of his new taunts. (one which shows him giving a thumbs up, the other showing him throwing Cappy) Another example is that in the Subspace Emissary, when he and Kirby get the audience's cheers as they shake their hands after their duel, he is shown to be smiling.

Mario always retains a good heart and a love of adventure. He cares more about his friends and family and would do anything to protect them.


Mario was first seen as "Jumpman" in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong. He was first seen as "Mario" in the following arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. in 1982, where he was the enemy of the player. The following year, his brother Luigi was introduced in the arcade game, Mario Bros. However, it was the release of Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System that sparked major popularity for the character. In those games Mario would save Peach from the evil Bowser and his army.

Several sub-series have also been released. The successful Mario Kart series started with Super Mario Kart and has become one of the most successful kart-racing franchises, selling over 30 million copies worldwide. Other sports games in the franchise include Mario Golf, Mario Tennis and Super Mario Strikers. Role-playing games, such as Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario, and Mario & Luigi, have also been created, along with party games such as Mario Party which have popular minigames making Mario a well rounded guy.

Donkey Kong

In This Game, Mario Jumps The Barrels. Beat Donkey Kong In The Tower And Save Pauline. He Can Also Use The Hammer To Smash All The Barrels.

Mario Bros.

Him and Luigi helps clean the swears of New york.

Super Mario Bros.

This game is Mairos first real adventure. He travels with Luigi to save the Princess from the evil King Bowser. Along the way he frees Toads who were kidnaped by Fake Bowsers. In the end he saves Peach who gives him a harder challenge.

Super Mario Bros. 2

Mario Is The Leader Of The Four Characters Similar to The Japanese Game Called Doki Doki Panic. He Can Beat The Shy Guys And The Enemies With The Onions By Throwing On It. In The Final Level, He Can Beat Wart. Beat The Game By Pulling The Pot With The Sprixies Inside And You're Done!

Super Mario Bros. 3


Super Mario Land


Super Mario World


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins


Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS


Super Mario Sunshine


New Super Mario Bros.


Super Mario Galaxy

Mario is invited to the Star Festival by Princess Peach, who had something she wanted to give. He was enjoying the festival with the Toads, until the festival was interrupted by Bowser. Bowser, his troops and a UFO lift Peach's castle up into space to build Bowser's galactic empire at the center of the universe with Peach by his side. Before Mario could save Peach, he gets blasted away into space by Kamek.

Mario later awakens in the Gateway Galaxy, where he meets the Lumas and their "mother", Rosalina. Rosalina entrusted Mario with the Baby Luma's care, so that the Baby Luma could give Mario the power to star-spin.

After rescuing the Grand Star from Gateway Galaxy, Rosalina explains to Mario that she and the Lumas used to travel space with the Comet Observatory, but Bowser and his troops attacked them and stole their power sources--the Power Stars and Grand Stars. She then asks Mario to rescue the Power Stars and Grand Stars to power the Comet Observatory, and Mario agrees.

After rescuing all of the Power Stars and Grand Stars, Mario arrives at Bowser's Galaxy Reactor and battles him. He defeats Bowser, and rescues the final Grand Star and Peach.

Without the Grand Star's power, Bowser's galaxy starts sinking. It later explodes, creating a supermassive which begins to consume everything in the universe, including Mario and Peach. Just then, the Baby Luma comes out from Mario's hat and waves goodbye, before he and the other Lumas threw themselves into the supermassive black hole to neutralize it. Mario tried to stop them by reaching out his hand, but the Lumas had already sacrificed themselves.

After the black hole explodes, Mario appears in front of Rosalina, who saved him from the cataclysm. Rosalina explains to Mario that baby stars were born and that they will grow up to become galaxies someday. She tells Mario that when stars die, they become stardust and scatter across the cosmos, they eventually create new stars, and that the cycle continues. However, she explains that the cycle will never repeat itself in quite the same way, and tells Mario he will know the reason why.

Mario later awakens in the Mushroom Kingdom, where he sees everyone he's met during his adventure celebrating. He looks up in the air and notices a newborn galaxy. Rosalina speaks to him that all new life carries the essence of the stars, even Mario and his people. Mario realizes what she meant, and happily welcomes the new galaxy.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii


Super Mario Galaxy 2


Super Mario 3D Land


New Super Mario Bros. 2


New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe


Super Mario 3D World/Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury


Super Mario Odyssey


Spin-Off Appearances

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars


Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle


Mario & Luigi series


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga


Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time


Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

A new virus known as the blorbs infect the Kingdom. Mairo and Luigi are called in to discuss it.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team


Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam


Super Mario Maker Series


Super Mario Run


Mario Kart series


Mario Golf series


Mario Tennis series


Mario Baseball series


Mario Party series


Mario Strikes series


Dr. Mario Series


Luigi's Mansion

While Mario isn't playable in the series he still holds a big importance to the story as he is kidnapped by King Boo, getting revenge on him and Luigi for defeating his Boos in their past adventures trapped inside of a portrait for his brother lung to come and save him from the ghost.

In Luigi's Mansion Mario went to visit the mansion Luigi supposedly won but upon arriving there he was ambushed by King Boo and his minions and was subsequently captured and trapped inside a portrait. Luigi would later discover his brother has gone missing, Overcoming his cowardice, Luigi with the Poltergust 3000 ventures into the mansion and captures all the Boos and other ghosts. Luigi later finds Mario trapped in the portrait and fights King Boo who eventually defeats and captures him. Afterwards

Super Princess Peach


Mario & Wario


Captain Toad


Hotel Mario

Main article: Mario (CD-i)

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest

Mario made a cameo along with Link and Yoshi at the end of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest. He was shown by Cranky Kong.

Other Media

The Legend of Zelda Games

Mario made a cameo in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in Princess Zelda's room in Hyrule Castle in a window, along with other Mario characters, such as Luigi and Yoshi. In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, he appears in several portraits within NPC homes. Mario made a cameo in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask as a mask hanging in the Happy Mask Salesman's backpack.

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

In Kirby Super Star, as well as its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, he can be seen in the crowd when battling King Dedede, and Rock Kirby can transform into a golden Mario statue.

Punch Out

Mario makes a cameo as the referee in Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!.

Mario & Sonic


Captain Rainbow

Mario makes a cameo in the Japanese-only Captain Rainbow as a portrait above Tracy's (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening) throne. An empty portrait and Link are sitting to the left of his picture. The portrait is Mario's artwork from Mario Party DS.

Super Smash Bros. series

Mario is playable throughout the Smash Bros series. Alongside Link, Kirby and Pikachu Mario is considered to me one of the most prominent characters in the series owning to his status a video game mascot. In all of his appearances in the series, Mario is considered to be a balanced character with no real strengths or weaknesses.

In Super Smash Bros. Mario appears as one of the eight starter characters alongside Donkey Kong, Link, Samus Aran, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox McCloud and Pikachu. His move set is mostly based on his appearance in Super Mario 64. with some allusion to the original Super Mario Bros. His brother Luigi appears a moveset clone of Mario albeit with some attributes the distinguish the two.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee Mario returns as a starter character once again, while his moveset has not changed much from the original, he receives a side special move which is the cape from Super Mario World which can can reflect projectile attacks, turn opponents around and helps with his recovery but nonetheless retains his status a balanced character. his doctor persona, Dr. Mario appears as an unlockable character in the game. Appearing as his moveset clone effectively replacing Luigi who has become a semi-clone.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mario returns once again returns as a default character, while his moveset is mostly unchanged, Mario recieved a new down special move which is F.L.U.D.D which can be use to push opponents away from him but not doing any damage, effectively moving his previous down move into his down ariel move. As with every character in the game, Mario also receives a Final Smash called Mario Finale, which launches a slow-moving two-streamed blast of fire that hits multiple times. Dr. Mario alongside Mewtwo, Roy, Pichu and Young Link do not return in this game but makes a cameo as a sticker, despite this Dr. Mario can be found in the games files, which indicates that he was intended to be a playable character but was cut for unknown reasons.

In Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U Mario once again appears as a starter character, once again retaining his status a balanced character. As with every character in the game, Mario's moveset can be customized using various equipment found in the game. After being absent from Brawl, Dr. Mario returns as an unlockable character.

Like every character that was previously playable in the Super Smash Bros series, Mario reappears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as one of the eight starter characters. Cappy also appears with him in this game albeit only aesthetic. His wedding outfit from Super Mario Odyssey appears as an alternate costume as does his builder outfit from Super Mario Maker.


  • Luigi: Luigi is Mario's younger twin brother. Mario and Luigi are pretty different when it comes to personality. While they are both usually optimistic, cheerful, kind-hearted and retain a strong sense of morals and justice, Mario is much braver than Luigi. Despite Luigi being slightly jealous of Mario on rare occasions, the two brothers love each other and share a close bond. It's speculated that the reason Mario doesn't always bring Luigi with him on adventures is that Mario doesn't want him getting hurt and is protective of him. While Mario sees potential in Luigi, he can be protective of Luigi,e as shown in some of the games. Both brothers are a duo that while strong on their own, show their true power as a team.
  • Princess Peach: Sometime after his break up with Pauline in the first Donkey Kong game, Mario has shown some interest in Peach sometime after he came to the Mushroom Kingdom. The two have a strong friendship and love each other. Despite having to rescue her almost twenty-four seven, Mario doesn't seem to mind as he cares a lot for Peach's safety. Mario loves getting affection from Princess Peach and is just as protective of her as he is to Luigi.
  • Toad: Toad is one of Mario's close friends and the two seem to have mutual respect. In Super Mario Bros. 2, Toad adventures alongside Mario and his allies in saving the land of Subcon. However after Super Mario Bros 3, Toad has actively aided Mario, by giving him Power-Ups, and other good items, whenever Mario visits Toad's Toad Houses.
  • Yoshi: Yoshi is Mario's best friend who saved Mario and Luigi from the Koopa Troop when they were babies. In the present day, Yoshi continues to help Mario against Bowser in several games, such as Super Mario 64 DS.
  • Princess Daisy: Daisy is one of Mario's close friends who was rescued from the evil space alien, Tatanga and has shown some friendship with him ever since her return in Mario Tennis 64.
  • Rosalina: Rosalina is a good friend and an ally to Mario when visiting the comet observatory. Rosalina first befriended Mario in Super Mario Galaxy when Mario recovers the stolen grand stars to power her Comet Observatory.
  • Donkey Kong: Donkey Kong is the grandson of Mario's former nemesis, Cranky Kong. Although Mario did fight Donkey Kong's grandfather in the arcade games, the current Donkey Kong and Mario are on much better terms. In spite of their friendly rivalry in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, Donkey Kong is good friends with Mario, as evident in the Mario Party series and Mario Super Sluggers. Though the current Donkey Kong is large, he is actually quite a bit younger than Mario.
  • Bowser: Bowser is Mario's arch-enemy and the two are shown to battle in many games. Bowser often tries to kidnap Peach and take over the Mushroom Kingdom, but Mario stops at nothing to defeat him to set things right. Despite their heated rivalry, both of them teamed up to take down greater threats, as shown in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Super Paper Mario. Bowser also saved Mario from Wario and Waluigi at the end of Mario Super Sluggers, due to Bowser's desire to personally defeat Mario himself. While Bowser is shown to hate Mario, Mario does not have the same opinion as he has on Bowser, and is more than willing to get along with him. This is evident in many spin-off games, in which Bowser peacefully participates with Mario and his friends in sports festivals (i.e Mario Kart or Mario Tennis).
  • Wario: Wario is Mario's rival. Their relationship started to be violent in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, but the two patched things up in later games. Even though their rivalry continues in various sports titles, the two have teamed up occasionally in some games, including the Mario Party series and Super Mario 64 DS. Nintendo Power has also stated that the two are cousins, but this is unconfirmed.
  • Waluigi: Waluigi and Mario don't interact with each other much. Waluigi does team up with Wario to defeat Mario, but Waluigi's main rival is Luigi.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic is both Mario's greatest ally, friendly rival and good friend as they have a lot in common as they are both the greatest heroes of their worlds and have pure hearts in doing what's right and always does what's best for everyone. They have a friendly competition in sports and like to test their skills to see who's best. Sonic and Mario see each other as the closest of friends and rivals in one and the greatest in partnership of heroics and all.
  • Pauline: Pauline was Mario's fist girlfriend and first damsel-in-distress. Despite their breakup however, in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, the two are stated to be friends, with her attending Mario's Mini Mario business and theme park events. Pauline is also shown to be supportive of Mario in Super Mario Odyssey.

Powers and Abilities


  • Superhuman Physical Condition: Throughout the games, Mario showed physical abilities well above the human average.
    • Superhuman Strength: Although he is not as strong as his archenemy, Bowser, Mario can lift and press objects that are several times his weight. The exact upper limits of his strength is unknown, but in Super Mario World, Mario can easily lift a castle. In Super Mario 64, Mario is shown to lift King Bob-omb. An even more impressive feat is during the fight with Bowser. Mario can lift him by the tail, spin him around and then throw him. Mario spins Bowser around faster and launches him farther with more spins.
    • Jump: Mario's incredible strength also extends to his legs, allowing him to perform his signature move, the jump. Mario is extremely good at jumping and is capable of leaping two stories high. He is the second-best jumper in the Mushroom Kingdom, bested only by Luigi.
    • Superhuman Durability: Mario has a significant level of durability. He can endure great impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with superhuman strength. Mario can also endure extreme environments, such as volcanoes and tundras.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Mario can maintain continuous physical activity for an indefinite time.
    • Superhuman Speed: Mario is capable of running up walls in Super Mario World, and is capable of outpacing sound in Super Paper Mario. Koopa the Quick has referred to Mario as a "human blur." Also, Mario can dodge lasers and lightning.
    • Superhuman Agility: Mario has shown himself time and time again to be very agile and nimble. This has allowed him to survive many dangerous situations that a normal person would die.
  • Pyrokinesis: Mario, in some games (eg. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, various sports installments, etc), can control and manipulate fire and is usually associated with the element.
    • Solar Manipulation: Only seen in Super Mario Strikers Charged, Mario is able to manipulate solar energy via his Mega Kick and use it to kick the metal ball with force.
  • Transformation: Like near Mushroom Kingdom habitants, Mario can use Power-Ups to transform and gain new abilities such as flight and invincibility. For example, in Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario can collect a Rock Mushroom to turn into Rock Mario and bowl over his enemies by using limited terrakinesis to gather enough rocks to become a large, indestructible boulder.
  • Flight: Using stars of different sizes in the Mario Galaxy series, Mario can fly in space at will.


  • Master Combatant: Mario has his own fighting style. However, he never uses it in his games, except in the Super Smash Bros series.
  • Indomitable Will: Mario is shown to have a powerful force of will, completely free of evil or temptation. He is very optimistic and never gives up, even when things look bad.
  • Hammer Skills: Mario can wield a hammer as a weapon and shows great proficiency with it.
  • Leadership: Mario has proven many times to be a capable leader, inspiring others with his charisma, ardor and idealism.
  • Expert Vehicular Driver: As shown in the Mario Kart series, Mario is skilled in driving vehicles, such as karts and motorbikes.


~ Another one of Mario's famous catchphrases.
~ Another one of Mario's famous catchphrases.
Here we go!
~ Another one of Mario's famous catchphrases.
~ Mario
Nice computer you got here!
~ Mario
Mario is so proud of you!
~ Mario
You're the champion, nice game!
~ Mario
You got it!
~ Mario in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Go for it!
~ Mario
That's-a so nice!
~ Mario in Mario Kart: Double Dash
Good choice!
~ Mario
We did it!
~ Mario
Thank you so much for playing my game!
~ Mario
Ah, princess-a, what a beautiful evening.
~ Mario in the beginning of Super Mario 3D World.


Note: These songs work on Google Chrome


Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.: Lost Levels
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Super Smash Bros
Super Mario All-Stars (Super Mario Bros.)
Super Mario All-Stars (Super Mario Bros.: Lost Levels)
Super Mario Compact Disco
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario 64
Mario Party
Mario Golf
Mario Tennis
Paper Mario
Super Mario Advance
Luigi's Mansion
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Advance 4
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Donkey Konga
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
New Super Mario Bros.
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Party 8
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Super Mario 3D Land
Fortune Street
Mario Party 9
Paper Mario: Sticker Star


  • In the classic games and the DIC cartoons, Mario used to have red overalls and a blue shirt underneath, but the colors were later inversed.
  • In the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros. movie, Mario wore a red jumpsuit with a blue-collar and blue long sleeves along with a red cap and mechanical jumping boots.
  • Mario has always had his signature cap, ever since he was a baby.
  • A "real-sized" Mario has confirmed Mario's height to be 155cm (5 foot 1 inch).
  • Mario used to have a very low, Brooklyn accent instead of a high-pitched Italian accent.
  • Mario is one of the very few Nintendo characters who talks in sentences, although not very often.
  • Mario's name before "Jumpman" was supposed to be "Mr. Video".
  • In Mario Bros., Mario might have been a plumber, but current games do not depict him as one.
  • He is also one of the good guys in Super Mario Bros. Z, a Flash series created by Mark Haynes.
  • In Wreck-It Ralph, he was mentioned by Fix-It Felix, Jr. at the 30th anniversary party. However, he was originally supposed to make a cameo in the sequel, but was scrapped due to copyright issues.
  • Mario is the main antagonist of Donkey Kong Jr., but this debut is not canon. He is the hero in the original Donkey Kong.
  • Normally voiced by Charles Martinet.
    • Voiced by Owl City’s Adam Young in RollerCoaster Tycoon films.
  • Mario was mentioned by K.O. in the episode Let's Meet Sonic, where K.O. made a fan-fiction of Sonic beating him in the Olympics.
  • Besides making a lot of friends along the way, Mario has also encountered a lot of rivals. To date, at least two crossover video game heroes have acted as Mario's rivals: Captain Falcon and Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • In Mario 64, he yells "So long King Bowser!" when throwing said Bowser off the arena. A joke was made that he instead calls Bowser "gay" instead of king.

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           TheMario.png Heroes

Mario | Luigi | Princess Peach | Princess Daisy | Birdo | Rosalina | Lumas | Toad (Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, Toadsworth, Toadette, Captain Toad) | Pauline | F.L.U.D.D. | Cappy | Tiara | Wanda | Professor Elvin Gadd | Madame Clairvoya | MC Ballyhoo | Kylie Koopa | Prince Peasley | Starlow | Prince Dreambert | Mallow | Geno | Azalea | Joe | Sherry | Kid | Gooigi | Mini Marios

Yoshis's Island
Yoshis (Green, Pink, Light Blue, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Brown, Red, Blue. Black, White) | Poochy

Koopa Kingdom
Bowser | Bowser Jr. | Lakitu | Koopa Kid

Baby Luma | Polari | Lubba

Kong Family
Cranky Kong | Donkey Kong | Donkey Kong Jr. | Diddy Kong | Dixie Kong | Kiddy Kong | Funky Kong | Tiny Kong | Swanky Kong | Candy Kong | Mini Donkey Kong | Lanky Kong | Chunky Kong | Wrinkly Kong | Bluster Kong

Animal Buddies
Rambi the Rhinoceros | Expresso the Ostrich | Enguarde the Swordfish | Winky the Frog | Squawks the Parrot | Squitter the Spider | Glimmer the Angler Fish | Clapper the Seal | Quawks | Ellie the Elephant | Parry the Parallel Bird | Lightfish | Hoofer the Wildebeest | Flurl | Orco | Helibird | Professor Chops | Helper Monkey | Tawks

Diamond City Citizens
Wario | Lulu | Ashley | Mona | Joe | Mona's Monkey | Mona's Elephant | Mona's Pig | 4.1 and 4.2 | Kat and Ana | Jimmy T. | Dribble & Spitz | 5-Volt | 9-Volt | 18-Volt | Fronks | Dr. Crygor | Penny Crygor | Young Cricket & Master Mantis |

Baby versions
Baby Mario | Baby Luigi | Baby Yoshis | Baby Peach | Baby Daisy | Baby Wario | Baby Donkey Kong |

Paper Mario | Paper Luigi | Paper Bowser | Paper Bowser Jr. | Paper Princess Peach | Goombario | Kooper | Bombette | Parakarry | Lady Bow | Watt | Sushie | Lakilester | Goombella | Koops | Madame Flurrie | Yoshi Kid | Vivian | Admiral Bobbery | Ms. Mowz | Cortez | Tippi | Luvbi | Count Bleck | Nastasia | O'Chunks | Mimi | Kersti | Huey | Olivia | Bobby | Professor Toad | Captain T. Ode | Original Craftsman |

Allien Bunnies | Klubba | K. Lumsy | Orbulon | Perry | Princess Shokora | Tumble | Waluigi | Xananab | Mr. Game and Watch | ROB | Snide The Weasel | Brothers Bear

Mario | Luigi | Princess Toadstool | Toad | Yoshi | Oogtar

Mario Mario | Luigi Mario | Princess Daisy | Toad | Yoshi

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Playable Heroes
Alex | Banjo & Kazooie | Bayonetta | Bowser | Bowser Jr. | Byleth | Captain Falcon | Chrom | Cloud Strife | Corrin | Dark Pit | Diddy Kong | Donkey Kong | Dr. Mario | Duck Hunt | Eight | Erdrick | Falco Lombardi | Fox McCloud | Greninja | Ice Climbers | Ike | Incineroar | Inkling | Isabelle | Jigglypuff | Joker | Kazuya Mishima | Ken Masters | King Dedede | Kirby | Link | Little Mac | Lucario | Lucas | Lucina | Luigi | Luminary | Mario | Marth | Mega Man | Meta Knight | Mewtwo | Mii | Min Min | Mr. Game and Watch | Mythra | Ness | Olimar (Alph) (Pikmin) | Pac-Man | Palutena | Pichu | Pikachu | Pit | Pokémon Trainer (Red | Leaf) (Charizard | Ivysaur | Squirtle) | Princess Daisy | Princess Peach | Princess Zelda | Pyra | Richter Belmont | R.O.B. | Robin | Rosalina & Luma | Roy | Ryu | Samus Aran | Sheik | Shulk | Simon Belmont | Solid Snake | Solo | Sonic the Hedgehog | Steve | Terry Bogard | Toon Link | Villager | Wario | Wii Fit Trainer | Yoshi (Blue Yoshi | Light Blue Yoshi | Yellow Yoshi | Pink Yoshi | Purple Yoshi | Red Yoshi | Black Yoshi) | Young Link | Zero Suit Samus

Assist Trophies
Alucard | Akira | Ashley | Chef Kawasaki | Dillon | Elec Man | Gray Fox | Guile | Isaac | Isabelle | Jeff | Jill | Kat and Ana | Knuckle Joe | Knuckles the Echidna | Krystal | Little Mac | Lyn | Magnus | Midna | Phosphora | Prince of Sablé | Ray MK III | Riki | Rodin | Saki Amamiya | Samurai Goroh | Shadow the Hedgehog | Sheriff | Shovel Knight | Spring Man | Squid Sisters | Starfy | Sukapon | Takamaru | Tiki | Tingle | Waluigi | White Bomberman | Yuri Kozukata | Zero

Arceus | Alolan Raichu | Alolan Vulpix | Blastoise | Celebi | Chansey | Charizard | Chespin | Chikorita | Cyndaquil | Darkrai | Dedenne | Deoxys | Ditto | Eevee | Entei | Fennekin | Gardevoir | Genesect | Giratina | Groudon | Ho-Oh | Inkay | Keldeo | Kyogre | Kyurem | Latias and Latios | Lugia | Marill | Meloetta | Meowth | Metagross | Mew | Munchlax | Oshawott | Palkia | Piplup | Raikou | Scizor | Snivy | Snorlax | Suicune | Tapu Koko | Venusaur | Vulpix | Zoroark

5-Volt | 9-Volt | 18-Volt | Adelle | Aeron | Agitha | Aisya | Akuma | Alexandra Roivas | Alfonzo | Alfyn Greengrass | Allen | Alm | Amy Rose | Andy | Angela | Anjean | Ann Takamaki | Anna | Aerith Gainsborough | Armor King II | Arthur | Aryll | Ashei | Ashley Robbins | Asuka Kazama | Athena Asamiya | Axl | Ayumi Tachibana | Azura | Baby Luigi | Baby Luma | Baby Mario | Baby Peach | Bandana Waddle Dee | Barbara | Barret Wallace | Barkle | Barst | Bass | Beat | Big the Cat | Blaze the Cat | Blaziken | Bord | Bomb Man | Boney | Bottles | Bow | Brittany | Bubbles | Bulbasaur | Buneary | Byrne | Caeda | Calem | Calista | Camilla | Candy Kong | Cappy | Captain (Another Code) | Captain Rainbow | Captain Toad | Catria | Celica | Centurions | Chao | Charlie | Charlotte (Mana) | Charlotte Aulin | Charmander | Charmy Bee | Cheese Chibi-Robo | Chris Redfield | ChuChu | Chunky Kong | Ciela | Clark Still | Classic Sonic | Claude von Riegan | Cobalion | Coo | Cord | Cordelia | Count Bleck | Cranky Kong | Cream the Rabbit | Cresselia | Crimson Loftwing | Cuphead | Cut Man | Cyrus Albright | Daroach | Daruk | Darunia | Dash Bowman | Deirdre | Deku Link | DeMille | Dialga | Dieck | Dimitri (Zelda) | Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd | Din | Diskun | Dixie Kong | Doc Louis | Donkey Kong Jr. | Dorothea Arnault | Dr. Crygor | Dragonite | Drake Redcrest | Draug | Dreambert | Dribble and Spitz | Dunban | Duran | Dyntos | E-102 Gamma | E-123 Omega | Eagle | Eddie | Eddy | Edelgard von Hresvelg | Eirika | Eldstar | Elias | Elincia | Elise | Eliwood | Ellie the Elephant | Elline | Elma | Elvis | Emerl | Enguarde the Swordfish | Ephraim | Epona | Esna | Espio the Chameleon | Est | Expresso the Ostrich | Ezlo | F.L.U.D.D. | Felix | Fi | Fierce Deity Link | Fiora | Flygon | Four Giants | Frey | Freya | Fronks | Funky Kong | Futaba Sakura | Gabriel Belmont | Gaepora | Gaius | Garchomp | Garet | General Pepper | Geno | Geo Stelar | Glaceon | Globox | Gloria | Glory of Hercules Hero | Gooey | Goombella | Goro Akechi | Goron | Great Fairy | Greil | Grutch | H'aanit | Hal "Otacon" Emmerich | Hana Samurai | Haohmaru | Haru Okumura | Hawke | Hawkeye | Hector (Castlevania) | Hector (Fire Emblem) | Helix | Henry Fleming | Heracross | Hercules | Herman | Hilda Valentine Goneril | Hinoka | Ho-Oh | Honey Queen | Hongo | Huey | Hugh Baldwin | Hydreigon | Ice Man | Idea | Igor | Ilia | Impa | Ingrid Brandl Galatea | Inigo | Iori Yagami | Ivan | Jagen | Jake | Jakob | James McCloud | Jessica | Jet the Hawk | Jill Valentine | Jimmy T. | Jin Kazama | Jinjo | Jonathan Morris | Joshua | Julius Belmont | Juste Belmont | Kaepora Gaebora | Kafei | Kageshima Kurabe | Karel | Kersti | Kevin | Kid Dracula | Kiddy Kong | Kine | King (Tekken) | King Zora | Kooper | Kumatora | Kunio | Kururin | Kyle Hyde | Kyo Kusanagi | L'Arachel | Landorus | Lanky Kong | Lappy | Leafeon | Leif | Leo | Leon Belmont | Leon S. Kennedy | Levias | Lilina | Lin Lee Koo | Linebeck | Linde | Ling Xiaoyu | Lip | Lissa | Lon'qu | Louie | Lubba | Magolor | Makoto Niijima | Mallow | Malon | Maria Renard | Marin | Marshall Law | Master Mummy | Mattel | Matthew | Max | Mechanica | Medli | Mega Man Volnutt | Mega Man X | MegaMan.EXE | Mei Ling | Melia Antiqua | Mermaid | Merric | Mia | Micaiah | Milly | Minerva | Mini Mario | Mio & Mayu Amakura | Mipha | Misstar | Mist | Moe | Mona | Moosh | Morag Ladir | Morgana | Muddy Mole | Mugman | Mumbo Jumbo | Musashi | Muskular | Myrrh | Nago | Nakoruru | Nathan Graves | Navarre | Nayru | Nia | Nina Williams | Ninian | Ninjara | Nino | Nyna | Olaf | Olberic Eisenberg | Old Man Lobber | Olivia | Omega-Xis | Ooccoo | Ophilia Clement | Orville | Owain | Owlan | Owl | Palkia | Palla | Paper Luigi | Paper Mario | Paper Princess Peach | Paul Phoenix | Paula Jones | Pauline | Penny Crygor | Peppy Hare | Perry | Pitch | Polterpup | Poo | Poppi | Plague Knight | Primrose Azelhart | Prince Fluff | Prince Peasley | Professor Chops | Professor Elvin Gladd | Professor Sycamore | Protagonist | Proto Man | ProtoMan.EXE | Rabbid Mario | Rabbid Peach | Rachel | Ralf Jones | Rambi the Rhinoceros | Rattly the Rattlesnake | Raven | Ravio | Rayman | Raymond Bryce | Registeel | Reinhardt Schneider | Reshiram | Revali | Rex | Reyn | Rhea | Ribbon Girl | Rick | Ricky | Riesz | Riki | Riolu | ROB 64 | Rock Pikmin | Roll | Rouge the Bat | Rowlet | Roy Campbell | Rush | Rusl | Russ | Rutger | Ruto | Ryo Sakazaki | Ryoma | Ryuji Sakamoto | Sagi | Sakura | Sami | Saria | Satoru Amatsubo | Seiuchi-kun | Seliph | Serena | Seteth | Seth | Severa | Shahra | Shanoa | Shantae | Sharla | Shaymin | Sigurd | Silver the Hedgehog | Sirius | Slippy Toad | Soma Cruz | Sophia | Soren | Sothe | Sothis | Spirit Who Loves Surprises | Squawks the Parrot | Squitter the Spider | Starlow | Starly | Storm the Albatross | Stuffwell | Susie Haltmann | Sylveon | Tails | Takumi | Tamagon | Tauros | Tempo | Terrakion | Tethu | Tetra | Tharja | The King of Red Lions | The Mighty Jinjonator | The President | Therion | Tifa Lockhart | Tikal the Echidna | Tiny Kong | Tippi | Titania | Toad | Toadette | Toadsworth | Tooty | Tora | Totodile | Treble | Tressa Colzione | Trevor Belmont | Tricky | Tsubasa Oribe | Twintelle | Tyranitar | Urbosa | Valoo | Vector the Crocodile | Villagers (Minecraft) | Viridi | Virizion | Vivian | Wanda | Wave the Swallow | Welt | Winky the Frog | Wolf Link | Wonder-Black | Wonder-Blue | Wonder-Green | Wonder-Pink | Wonder-Red | Wonder-White | Wonder-Yellow | Wrinkly Kong | Wrys | Xananab | Xander | Yoko Belnades | Yoshi Kid | Yoshimitsu | Yoshis | Young Cricket | Yuffie Kisaragi | Yusuke Kitagawa | Zael | Zeke von Genbu | Zekrom | Zelda's Spirit | Zip | Zora | Zora Link

Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad | Chocobos | Gil | Goemon | Jacky Bryant | Master Hand | Lloyd Irving | Pikmin | Rabbid | Sans | Travis Touchdown | Yu Narukami

                 The Headlined Heroes
Sonic the Hedgehog
Captain America
Suyin Beifong
Naruto Uzumaki
Quasimodo (Disney)
Ryu Hayabusa
Queen Anna
Ichigo Kurosaki
Po (KFP)
Fa Mulan
Raiden (MK)
Merida (Disney)
Jack Skellington
Jack Frost (RotG)
Ryu (SF)
Ryūko Matoi
Jotaro Kujo
Iron Man (MCU)
Wolverine (Movies)
Kyo Kusanagi
Kim Possible
Batman (DC)
Ben Tennyson
Raimundo Pedrosa
Monkey D. Luffy
Crash Bandicoot
Lloyd Garmadon
Batman (DCEU)
Rey (SW)
Mario (Super Mario)
Homer Simpson
Preston Garvey
Pyro (TF2)
Emily (CB)
Superman (DC)
Ash Ketchum