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Introduced to the Mario series with Doki Doki Panic, Birdo is an effeminate dinosaur with a penchant for cute things. Although initially a boss enemy, nowadays she mostly appears as a friendly side character.
Bowser is one of the most iconic villains in gaming. His role as the main antagonist in the Mario franchise has cemented this King of Koopas' status in video game history.
Bowser Jr. is the son of Bowser and the main antagonist of Super Mario Sunshine and New Super Mario Bros. He loves to play sports with his dad in various Mario sport titles like tennis, golf, basketball and kart racing!
Diddy Kong made his first appearance in 1994 as Donkey Kong's side-kick in Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. Since then, he has starred in numerous Donkey Kong games, his own Diddy Kong Racing games and Mario sports titles. He wears a red Nintendo hat.
The Original Donkey Kong made his debut in the game of the same name, where he tossed barrels at his nemesis Mario. His grandson, Donkey Kong Jr., went on to create a legacy of his own in games such as Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.
Laid back member of the Kong family, Funky Kong usually supplies services to the Kongs such as allowing them to return to previous worlds. He also appears in Mario Kart Wii & Mario Super Sluggers as a playable character.
One half of the deadly twosome, the Hammer Bros. from Super Mario Bros fame. They jump from platform to platform in a seemingly random pattern throwing goshdarn hammers!
Iggy is the fourth oldest son of Bowser, a member of the koopalings, and a crazy genius.
The canine secretary of the mayor's office in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. She helps the player get acclimated to life in town and also in his/her mayoral duties.
A Magikoopa and a well recognized enemy in many Mario games. Kamek traditionally shoots magic attacks at the player.
The king of all Boos. He has been in many Mario games (mostly spin-offs). He has appeared as a boss in many of the main series' games, including being the final boss of Luigi's Mansion.
Lakitu has appeared in a variety of Mario games; from Super Mario Bros on the NES right up to Mario Kart 7. He is responsible for dropping Spinies onto the levels below, holding up signs and his very own start signal from all nine Mario Kart games.
Larry is the second youngest child of Bowser. He is the self-proclaimed king of eavesdropping.
Lemmy is the second oldest of Bowser's eight children. He always appears somewhat dizzy.
Link is the iconic protagonist of The Legend of Zelda franchise.
The oldest koopaling and longtime second-in-command of Bowser. He composes "Koopa Symphonies" and is a great inventor to boot.
Luigi is Mario's brother. He began as a simple palette swap of Mario, but was later differentiated. In his later forays, he provides comic relief.
Originally a carpenter named Jumpman, this Italian plumber has gone on to become the most recognizable video game character of them all, starring in a veritable pantheon of titles like kart racing and sports. He has been voiced by Charles Martinet for nearly 20 years.
Not actually a separate character, Metal Mario is Mario after getting a power-up that makes him stronger, heavier, slower, and more damage-resistant. This version of Mario appeared as a boss character in the first two Smash Bros. games.
Morton Koopa Jr. is Bowser's sixth oldest son and a part of the koopalings. Known as Big Mouth Koopa Jr. in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 & Super Mario World.
The annoying character, introduced in Animal Crossing that lectures you on the use of reset and/or time changes to benefit from time based events.
Mario's original girlfriend back in Donkey Kong. We're guessing it didn't work out.
Petey Piranha is a mutated, bipedal piranha plant who shoots sludge from his mouth. He has been known to enjoy sports.
Luigi's love interest and Peach's sidekick. She's the princess of Sarasaland.
Princess Peach Toadstool is usually the damsel in distress from the Mario franchise. She gets kidnapped frequently by Bowser, though she's not averse to being captured by various other villains from time to time.
Rosalina is a character from the Mario Universe who first appeared in Super Mario Galaxy as an NPC before becoming a playable character in later appearances. She is voiced by Mercedes Rose in all of her appearances to date.
Roy Koopa is a general powerhouse and the third oldest son of Bowser.
The Toad is a member of the Toad species. He is a loyal attendant of Princess Peach and often assists Mario on his journeys in a variety of ways.
Toadette is Toad's female counterpart and most commonly appears the various Mario spin-off games, such as the Mario Party and Mario Kart games.
The player-character in the Animal Crossing series.
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