The Mario franchise is a series of video games developed and published by Nintendo. The franchise features an extensive cast of characters and many different universes that they live in. For the main characters that appear under the franchises of spinoff series Donkey Kong and Wario, please refer to list of Donkey Kong characters and list of Wario characters. All supporting characters, antagonists and anti-heroes are listed in alphabetical order.
In Mario Kart 64, which voiced many characters for the first time, some characters, including Luigi, had two different voices according to the region of the game: North American and European versions feature a low-pitched voice for Luigi, provided by Charles Martinet, who also voices Mario, Wario, Waluigi, and Toadsworth, whereas the Japanese version uses a high-pitched, falsetto voice, provided by (then French translator at Nintendo) Julien Bardakoff.
Nintendo World Report editor Pedro Hernandez commented that the plot and humour of the game make iconic characters "more enduring, including Bowser". NGamer Magazine editor Matthew Castle commented that all Mario role-playing games make good use of Bowser, but that this is the first game where Bowser takes the center stage.
Samus Aran (JP:) is the protagonist of the Metroid series. She made her first appearance in the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Metroid. An intergalactic bounty hunter, Samus Aran is clothed in a Power Suit constructed by the Chozo race.
Princess Peach (once known as Princess Toadstool), commonly known as Peach, is a character in the critically acclaimed Super Mario series. She is the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. She's usually portrayed as the damsel in distress and has been kidnapped by Bowser numerous times, usually being...
Young Link from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask also appears in the game as a playable character via downloadable content, while Toon Link from The Wind Waker appears as a playable character in Hyrule Warriors Legends, the Nintendo 3DS port of Warriors.
Toad makes a cameo appearance in the Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited as a guest character from Nintendo's Super Mario series. A costume of Toad is also one of the exclusive Nintendo character costumes available to be equipped to various characters in the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Princess Zelda is the titular character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986. The name has applied to many female members of Hyrule's royal family, which includes several distinct characters in Hyrule legend.
The Star Fox Team is a group of mercenaries hired by General Pepper. The team is headed by Fox McCloud. Star Fox 64 fills in the background of the team where at its founding, it was composed of James McCloud, Peppy Hare, and Pigma Dengar (who later betrays the team and sides with Andross).
Yoshi wouldn't be bounded by just two titles during this era, however. Yoshi would be one of the twelve characters present (and eight default characters) in the Nintendo 64 smash hit Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. In Super Mario Kart's sequel Mario Kart 64, Yoshi would once again appear as a playable character.
Slippy Toad (Japanese: スリッピー・トード, Hepburn: Surippī Tōdo) is a player character in the Star Fox series of video games published by Nintendo. He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto along with Takaya Imamura, who also designed the character, and was based on the assistant director of the original Star Fox game.
Bowser Jr. made his second racing appearance in Mario Kart Wii in which he was classified as a medium weight racer. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Bowser Jr. will appear in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as one of the new drivers. Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Bowser Jr. appears as a mini-boss in Paper Mario: Sticker Star multiple times.
Princess Daisy (Japanese: デイジー姫, Hepburn: Deijī-hime, [deː.dʑiː çi̥.me]) is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland. She first appeared in Super Mario Land as the game's damsel in distress, a role usually reserved for Princess Peach.
Meta Knight is the leader of a group of knights known as the Meta-Knights (note the hyphen) which includes Axe Knight, Mace Knight, Trident Knight, and Javelin Knight . He first appeared in Kirby's Adventure, though his name was not known until Kirby's Avalanche for the SNES.
King K. Rool (Japanese: キングクルール Hepburn: Kingu Kurūru) is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong video game franchise. K. Rool is the leader of a band of crocodilian creatures known as the Kremlings, who have crossed paths with the Kongs on many occasions.
Ash Ketchum is the main character of the Pokémon anime series and the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. He travels with his very first Pokémon, a Pikachu. In the earliest episodes, he made his journey to become a Pokémon Master with friends Misty and Brock, each with a goal of their own...
Nintendo hasn't confirmed whether or not this is in fact a redesign of the original Little Mac, however, when the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! was released for the Virtual Console on the Wii, the official game details from the Wii Shop Channel referred to that blond boxer as "Little Mac".
Kirby (カービィ, Kābī, Japanese pronunciation: ) is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. As one of Nintendo's most famous and familiar icons, Kirby's round appearance and ability to copy his foes' powers has made him a well-known figure in video games, consistently ranked as one of the most iconic video game characters.
The Koopalings (コクッパ, Kokuppa) (also known as Bowser's minions (クッパの手下, Kuppa no Teshita) in Japan and Europe) or 7 Bowser Team (クッパ7人衆, Kuppa Shichi Ninshū) in Japan) are a fictional group of seven childlike characters in the Mario video game franchise by Nintendo.
Olimar (Japanese: キャプテン・オリマー, Hepburn: Kyaputen Orimā) is a fictional character from Nintendo's Pikmin video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto. He first appeared in the 2001 video game Pikmin, which led to the development of two additional games; one of them featuring the character as the protagonist.
Mr. Resetti, full name Sonny Resetti, (also known in Japan as Mr. Reset (リセットさん, Risetto-san)) is a fictional character in the Animal Crossing series. He first appears in the Nintendo 64 game Dōbutsu no Mori, released in Europe and North America on the GameCube as Animal Crossing. Mr.