Real Name: Mario
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Since his first appearance in the Donkey Kong arcade game, Mario has demonstrated excellent natural jumping abilities. Through the acquisition of various power-ups, he can gain powers of growth, pyrokinesis, flight, and temporary invincibility amongst many others. Mario has also demonstrated excellent skills in racing and in numerous sports.
Mario is a plumber motivated by a sense of justice. He is regularly put in the role of rescuer of damsels in distress. He exists in a loose continuity with his brother Luigi, who often are tasked with rescuing Princess Peach or Princess Daisy from the clutches of some evildoer, usually Bowser and his kin.
Mario is the official mascot of Nintendo. He was supposedly named after Mario Segali, who was the landlord of the Nintendo of America building at the time Donkey Kong was released. Due to the fact that Mario and Luigi are called the Mario Bros, they are sometimes referred to in non-game media (comics, animation, film) as Mario Mario and Luigi Mario. However, Nintendo of America has stated that neither Mario or Luigi have last names.
First Appearance: Blip (1983) #1
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Bongo Comics Presents Simpsons Super Spectacular (2006)
Game Boy (1990)
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