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A Color Code (top), with the intended result (bottom).

A Color Code, also spelled as Colour Code or CC, is a cheat code applied to Mario in Super Mario 64 that can modify the color palette of Mario's outfit and physical features.

Role in Super Mario 64 Machinima

Color Codes are commonly used to portray different characters than Mario in Super Mario 64 Machinima; referred to by some as Outsiders, YouTubers, palette swaps, Mariosplumbers or simply recolors. The most notable recolored characters are YouTubers who insert themselves and each other as characters into videos. Original characters, as well as canon characters such as Luigi, Wario and Waluigi have also been portrayed with Color Codes. Color Codes could also be applied to custom models such as Luigi, rather than the default Mario model. Along with serving as seperate characters, they can be used to depict Mario in his various Power-Up forms.