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Mario is the main protagonist and namesake of the Super Mario series, making his first video game appearance in Donkey Kong (1981), originally known as "Jumpman". Since then, he has repeatedly defeated Bowser, who constantly takes Princess Peach hostage. His younger brother is Luigi.

He appears as a plumber, with a red hat, shirt, and blue overalls.

In 1992, a spin-off of the Super Mario games was released, Super Mario Kart, with Mario being the namesake for the game. Since then, Mario has been the main character in the following titles, helping Mario Kart become the icon in the video game industry that is.


Mario is the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, but he is also a plumber. He is a guy who likes to jump and has an Italian accent. He commonly wears brown shoes, blue overalls with two golden buttons, a red long sleeved shirt and white gloves. He has a black moustache, but he has brown hair. His catchphrases are "It's a Me, Mario!", "Oh Mama Mia!", and many more. He has a red cap with his initial M on it, which is also his logo in all of the games except Super Mario Kart.

Game Appearances

Super Mario Kart


Mario made his first appearance in Super Mario Kart as a standard racer. He is in the Balanced Class with Luigi, with fair acceleration, top speed, weight, and control. His AI item is the Starman, which grants him invincibility for a brief period of time.

Grand Prix Rival Table
Position Rival
1 Donkey Kong Jr.
2 Princess Peach
3 Yoshi
4 Luigi
5 Toad
6 Bowser
7 Koopa Troopa
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Staff Ghosts

*Retro Track

**Both Retro Track and Nitro Track


  • He's the official mascot of Mario Kart, he has appeared (and been nerfed significantly) in every Mario Kart game. This is also evident by the fact that his name is on the title of the series.
  • Mario is Nintendo's mascot and has been claimed by fans to be the overall face of video games as a whole.
  • Mario is one of the six characters to appear in every installment along with Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, and Bowser.
  • Mario is voiced by Charles Martinet, who also voices Luigi and several others in the series.


Super Mario Kart racers
Light PeachToadKoopa Troopa
Medium MarioLuigiYoshi
Heavy BowserDonkey Kong Jr.
Mario Kart 64 racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Super Circuit racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Double Dash racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiToadToadetteKoopa TroopaKoopa ParatroopaDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserKing BooPetey Piranha
Mario Kart DS racers
Light ToadPeachYoshiDry BonesShy Guy+
Medium MarioLuigiDaisyWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserR.O.B.
+ - denotes to Download Play.
Mario Kart Wii characters
Small Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyToadToadetteKoopa TroopaDry Bones
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Large WarioWaluigiDonkey KongBowserKing BooRosalinaFunky KongDry Bowser
Mario Kart 7 racers
Feather ToadKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakitu
Light PeachDaisyYoshi
Medium MarioLuigiMii
Cruiser Donkey KongRosalinaWiggler
Heavy WarioBowserMetal MarioHoney Queen
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyBaby RosalinaToadToadetteKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakituLarry KoopaWendy O. KoopaLemmy KoopaIsabelle+ • Villager+ • Dry Bones* • Bowser Jr.*
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiLudwig von KoopaIggy KoopaTanooki Mario+ • Cat Peach+ • Inklings*
Heavy WarioWaluigiDonkey KongRosalinaBowserRoy KoopaMorton Koopa Jr.Metal MarioPink Gold PeachLink+ • Dry Bowser+ • King Boo* • Gold Mario*
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.