|Full name||Mario Mario|
|First appearance||Donkey Kong (1981)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)|
|Age||24 or 25|
|Enemies||Donkey Kong (formerly)|
Mario is a short, pale pink human with blue eyes, a black mustache, black eyebrows and brown hair. He wears a red cap with a M on white circle, red shirt, blue jumpsuit with yellow buttons, white gloves and brown shoes.
In Donkey Kong, Mario discovers that his pet Donkey Kong has come out of the cage and his girfriend Pauline is captured. Mario had to go up each floor in the Construction Site to save her and defeat the big gorilla.
In Donkey Kong Jr., Mario has the role as main antagonist where he locks his former pet Donkey Kong in the cage. But he meets his opposition who is Donkey Kong's son called Donkey Kong Jr., so he summons several enemies to prevent the same from saving his father. When Donkey Kong is freed by his son, Mario chases the two and is kicked by Donkey Kong making him run.
In Donkey Kong '94 as plumber, Mario repeats the same stunt in the construction site. This time he chased Donkey Kong everywhere to save Pauline and of course he had a hard time with Donkey Kong Jr. who was paired with his father. He manages to save Pauline after locking up Donkey Kong Jr. and completely defeating Donkey Kong.
- Brian. Miyamoto says Mario’s full name is “Mario Mario”. Nintendo Everything (September 14, 2015). Retrieved September 14th 2015
- Super Game Boy Nintendo Player's Guide , Nintendo, 1994, p. 37 - "JUNGLE: Our Brooklyn-born plumber, however, is a bit out of his element."
- 「ニュードンク・シティ」の建物に描かれているグラフィティです。懐かしい人には懐かしい！？街の歴史に関係した絵なんです。Super Mario Odyssey (JP) on Twitter
- Griffin.  Independent (September 30, 2016). Retrieved October 12, 2016
- Chris Kohler. How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life, 2005, pg. 39
- Shigeru Miyamoto Interview. The Mushroom Kingdom. (Retrieved July 1, 2012)