Are the forms that Mario and Luigi take after acquiring the Super Leaf. This was first seen in the game Super Mario Bros. 3, this form allows Mario or Luigi to slowly float down when falling, using their tail. They can attack enemies with their tail by spinning. They are also able to fly high into the air if they run for a short time and then jumps.
Is the main protagonist in his titular series of games. He made his debut in 1981, with the release of Donkey Kong for arcades across the world. After that, he became largely popular, receiving another game for the arcade — Mario Bros.— and then several more games for the newly-developed home game console, the NES. Throughout almost thirty years, he has been the star of the largest game franchise Nintendo has published. Many characters have fought alongside him in his adventures in platformers and RPGs, but many have also fought against him during those times. He has gone through many physical changes, from his original 8-bit appearance, to his current 128-bit appearance. He commonly rescues Princess Peach, as well as several others, such as Mushroom Retainers, as his adventures continue. He has even been accepting enough to team up at times with his greatest foe, Bowser.
He is Mario's taller, younger, twin brother, and the main deuteragonist of the Mario series. His first debuted alongside Mario was in Mario Bros. in 1983, fighting off the many enemies as a plumber. He then reappeared in Super Mario Bros. for the NES, playable only in the two-player mode of the game. He later appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2, being playable in one-player mode for the first time along with Toad and Peach. He has appeared in many of Mario's games, but there were some from which he was excluded — among which are Super Mario Land and Super Mario 64. He received his first starring role in Mario is Missing!, in which he had to go on a search for Mario. Several years later, he received a similar role in Luigi's Mansion, having to search for and rescue his brother. He has appeared in every single Mario spin-off to date, from the Mario Party series to the Mario Kart series.
He is the main tritagonist in the Mario series, and is also the main protagonist of his own series. He is native to Yoshi's Island, along with his fellow species. His first appearance was in Super Mario World, in which Mario would ride him across the various levels of the game. He later appeared in his own series of games as a playable character. His only appearances in main Mario games after that were either the same as in Super Mario World or non-playable. Be has appeared in almost every Mario spin-off game to date, always as a playable character. He has starred in every game in the long-running Mario Kart and Mario Party sub-series, and has commonly appeared in the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf sub-series.
She is one of the main protagonists in the Mario series, and usually plays the damsel-in-distress. She is the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, and is protected by many Toads. However, her protection commonly fails and eventually results in her being kidnapped, be it by Bowser, or by another villain. Her original appearances would leave her without an initial design, however, she was later given a standard design in Super Mario Bros. 2; which also marked the debut of her first playable appearance, something not found often in mainstream Mario games. She was repeatedly the victim of kidnapping for many years, until she finally took over the role of the main protagonist. In Super Princess Peach, she had to rescue Mario, Luigi, and many of the Mushroom Kingdom's Toads from Bowser and his minions. For spinoff installments in the Mario series, she is almost always a playable character which the player can choose.
She is the second most prominent female in the Mario series, and is the ruler of Sarasaland; in her first appearance, she had been kidnapped by Tatanga and had to be rescued by Mario. The redhead princess has appeared in many Mario games since Super Mario Land, most regularly as a playable character. Compared to other females in the Mario series overall, especially in the princess category, she is known for being a tomboy even since her debut as a damsel-in-distress; a role she has yet to subsequently fill. She has a strong affinity for flowers; her special abilities, clothing, and any other general representations always deal with flowers. Aside from her strong friendship with Princess Peach, she also shares ties with many other characters such as Luigi.
He is a protagonist in the Mario series, and is commonly found in the company of Princess Peach. He originally played the role of Princess Peach's assistant, as well as her guide and guardian throughout her travels; however, he has been reduced to lesser roles since his debut appearance, with his role in main games having been replaced by Toadsworth. His first playable appearance and appearance was in Super Mario Bros. 2. He appeared a few years later as the main protagonist of Wario's Woods; with the help of Birdo and Wanda, Toad had to defeat the monsters Wario was sending out from his woods to attack the Mushroom Kingdom. Though he appears identical to many others in his species, Toad is actually an entirely different character; this causes much confusion as to whether or not certain Toads are the Toad discussed.