|“||Hey sweetie. Thank you, I'll take that.||„|
|“||Hi, I'm Daisy!||„|
|~ Princess Daisy's infamous line|
Princess Daisy Sarasa, more casually known as Daisy, is a recurring character and the female deuteragonist of the Mario video game series. She is the ruler of Sarasaland. Despite this, she currently resides in the Mushroom Kingdom.
She is also the best friend of Princess Peach. She is shown to be the stronger princess out of the two. Despite being a sweet and very beautiful princess, Daisy is a tomboy, something first stated in her debut appearance, Super Mario Land.
In complement to her name, she has an affinity for flowers. Her attire, special abilities, personal emblems, and general representations are often flowers as well.
She first appeared in Super Mario Land on the Game Boy in 1989, and was a forgotten character until Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64 eleven years later.
Like Waluigi, Daisy was playable in every Mario spin-off game to date. After an early hiatus, she was reintroduced due to a lack of human characters in the series. Nowadays, she appears far more often in the Mario spin-off games than in the main series.
Daisy has appeared in all of the Mario & Sonic installments up to date since the very first game, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, a game for both the Wii and Nintendo DS.
She was also originally planned to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but she instead became an alternate palette swap for Peach instead until Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where she is an Echo Fighter for her best friend.
Daisy is Luigi's girlfriend.
Daisy is a human with blue eyes and pale skin. Her hair ginger and is roughly shoulder-length. She wears a crown with a flower on it, a long, yellow, and orange flower-like dress with a flower on her chest, white gloves, and flower earrings. On her feet she wears orange pumps. In the series of Mario and Sonic, she wears an orange gymnastic dress, hot short pants and orange gymnastic shoes with white socks in the normal sports. In the aquatic sports she wears an orange leotard and bathing suit.
Daisy is a cheerful, happy, energetic, spunky, determined and fun loving girl. She is also witty and a thrill seeker. Daisy is a girl who can look out for herself and not a girl who needs to be rescued. She is extremely loyal to her friends while being kind, polite and friendly as well. Unlike Peach, Daisy doesn't act like royalty; she doesn't care about being prim, prissy, poised or proper. Daisy is a laud, confident, cocky, tough girl while also being strong, brave, caring, and sassy. At the same time, she's also gentle and sweet.
She’s an upbeat girl who is known to be arrogant, stubborn, and childish at times. But despite this she is polite, kind and friendly as well. Daisy is also feisty, fiery, ambitious, determined, and a go getter. She is spirited but can also be stubborn as well a hot head who likes doing things her way. Daisy is a girl who will say what's on her mind. She gets straight to the point of being very blunt and frank with the truth. She is sarcastic, hot blooded, cheeky, impulsive, hard headed, but also selfless. Daisy is also very passionate about the things she loves and cares for. Daisy is an independent girl who can't be bossed or pushed around by others. She is overbearing, cheeky and pushy sometimes. She will also tease people as well, showing a more mischievous and playful side. She will taunt others boast, brag, gloat, and show off. She is also known to be hot tempered.
Daisy is charismatic, using her charisma and her charm to her advantage and help her friends. Despite being an adult, Daisy is childish sometimes. She will play pranks and tricks on people for fun. She is a lively, outspoken girl. She flaunts around and very outgoing as well Daisy is also a girl the spotlight. She is competitive and loves to get attention, but despite this and many of her flaws, she is girl who can be trusting. Sometimes, she will trust people too much. Daisy has also been shown to be a daring risk taker. Because of her competitive side, she can be ruthless, frank, and blunt. Even though she is a character who has honor and respect, she is mischievous and will use tricks to win events. Daisy has shown that she enjoys playing tricks and messing with people.
In NES Open Tournament Golf, she wore a sundress that's similar overall to her usual dress, although it had a miniskirt, and she lacked a crown. In-game, however, she was depicted as wearing a blue dress as well as blonde, presumably due to graphic limitations.
For Daisy's official re-entry into the Mario series overall in Mario Tennis (N64), Daisy wears a tennis outfit similar to Peach's. However, the design itself matches Daisy's classic main dress that she wore since her debut in Super Mario Land. Aside from this, she also wore a variation of this dress that had the yellow and white colors being replaced with lavender and dark purple, respectively, when used in Short Game mode for Mario Tennis.
When the GameCube Mario installments came around, however, her modern/current sports attire started to make their debut appearances as well. Daisy's primary athletic wear is a two-piece outfit, introduced in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. It includes a yellow tank top with her flower brooch, orange shorts, and tennis shoes with socks. Daisy appears in this more often than any other outfit, including her usual gown. She also has an athletic miniskirt, introduced in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. It is a yellow skirt with two orange accents at the bottom resembling the ruffles on her usual gown. This outfit was first an unlockable alternative to her two-piece athletic wear and was used as her primary athletic wear in Mario Tennis Open and Mario Golf: World Tour.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, she wears an outfit similar to her regular athletic outfit; the tank top now has white accents on the sides and bares her midriff, while the shorts are a bit darker and longer and come with yellow accents. This outfit receives some minor additions depending on the sport, such as a brown harness belt in the Sport Climbing and Archery events, or burnt orange knee-high socks in Football and Rugby Sevens.
In Super Mario Strikers, Daisy wears a two-piece soccer uniform that bares her midriff. In Mario Strikers Charged, she dons added armor to the outfit due to the game's intensity. The uniform includes numerous flower patterns and is available in two colors. The first is mostly orange while the alternate is mostly green. Daisy's soccer number can be found on the back of her chest-plate. Daisy appears in this outfit for her trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
In Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Daisy wears a jumpsuit when riding motorbikes instead of karts, and also on ATVs in the latter two titles. Daisy's jumpsuit is white with yellow as a secondary color. It includes a yellow scarf and a yellow heart graphic on the back. It features white-rimmed yellow elbow-length gloves, similar to Princess Peach's regular gloves, and matching knee-high boots in yellow with white trim and soles.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Daisy wears an outfit more suited for cold weather. The outfit is a yellow mini-dress with an orange shrug and orange tights with vertical white stripes on both sides. White gloves and ankle boots with a yellow bottom are included. This outfit also appears in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where she uses it exclusively for Equestrian and Dream Equestrian.
In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Daisy wears a yellow leotard with orange lining on either side that also functions as a swimsuit; she is seen wearing this for the gymnastic and aquatic events in these installments.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, she is seen wearing the appropriate outfits for all events. Besides her default outfit, in which she uses it for most events, she also has a karate gi for Karate, a red equestrian uniform and gloves for Equestrian, a white fencing outfit with orange details for Fencing, and a black wetsuit with yellow details for Surfing.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, similar to Princess Peach, although technically not an alternate outfit, Daisy's standard dress was modified to feature gold, flame-like designs as well as silk extensions near the bottom of her skirt, plus similar flame-like designs near her brooch, as well frills at the front of her skirt that split down the legs, flame-like designs near these frills, as well as pink and red portions of the bottom portions of the skirt, plus a silk front near the brooch. She was also shown to have slight flower patterns on her gloves. She also had seven different colorizations of her dress, including one that was primarily green with yellow panniers and a reddish-purple center in her flower brooch and earrings, as well as the forward jewel of her crown (reminiscent of Princess Peach's appearance in the main menu of NES Open Tournament Golf); a pink dress with red panniers and purple centers for her brooch and earrings; a blue dress with purple panniers as well as a dark green center for her various jewelry (reminiscent of Daisy's appearance in the main menu of NES Open Tournament Golf); a red dress with gray panniers, black frills and gloves, and brown jewels; a violet dress with light blue panniers and magenta jewels (reminiscent of Daisy's alternate costume in Mario Tennis), and an all-white dress with gray jewelry (referencing a wedding dress and complimenting Peach's white alternate costume); and a black dress with green panniers as well as amber jewelry (resembling her in-game monochromatic appearance in Super Mario Land).
In Mario Kart Tour, she, or rather, Holiday Cheer Daisy, wears a heavy red dress with white trimmings and buttons. Her crown is replaced with a red beret with holly leaves, and she has black leggings with white-and-red colored shoes, befitting the more Christmas aspect of the London Tour.
Daisy has been a playable character in the Mario Tennis series since the Nintendo 64 game of the same name. She is a Technical type in Mario Tennis Open and an All-Around type in Mario Sports Superstars and Mario Tennis Aces.
Daisy is also a playable character in the Mario Kart series ever since Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. She then reappeared in subsequent installments of the series as well as Mario Kart Tour. Daisy is unlockable in Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Kart 7, while she is a starter character in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart 8, and its remake, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
In Mario Kart DS, Daisy can be unlocked by winning the 50cc Lightning Cup, in Mario Kart Wii, she can be unlocked by winning the 150cc Special Cup or playing 2,850 races, and in Mario Kart 7, Daisy could be unlocked by winning the 150cc Mushroom Cup.
Powers and abilities
Overall, Princess Daisy is usually an all-around or technique character in sports games. In Mario Superstar Baseball, she is a Balanced player who leans towards Technique, and in Mario Power Tennis, she is a purely Technical player. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was the first time Daisy was classified as a Speed player, but even then, her rounded technique still qualified her for a balanced range of event handicaps. Like other Mario characters, Daisy can punch, kick, jump, wall kick, and ground pound, as well being able to jump in midair in Super Mario Run. She has also been occasionally shown to have a strong swing, having the longest non-star drive of any human player in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.
In Super Mario Strikers, Daisy is an offensive captain. Her Super Strike is called the Torpedo Strike, and once more involves flower visuals behind her. However, in the sequel, Mario Strikers Charged, Daisy is a defensive captain instead and is uniquely associated with crystal summoning abilities, having them erupt from the playing field for her Crystal Smash! Super Ability, encasing her fist in them to punch the ball towards the goal during her Crystallized Daisy Mega Strike.
In Mario Party 3, she was shown to have enough physical strength to effortlessly send Bowser flying into the sky with a single slap.
|“||Oh yeah, I won!||„|
|~ Daisy after winning an event|
|“||Here comes Daisy!||„|
|~ Princess Daisy in Super Mario Run|
|“||I'm the best!||„|
|~ Princess Daisy|
|“||What? He was in my way!||„|
|~ Daisy after she hits Bowser in Mario Party 3|
|“||Alright! Yes! I won! Take that!||„|
|~ Daisy talking about herself|
|“||Yes yes! I rule I rule!||„|
|~ Princess Daisy|
|“||I did it! Ok, not bad.||„|
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