Mario is a fictional character who serves as the video game company Nintendo's primary mascot, created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario is world famous for his Super Mario game series, in which he serves as the main protagonist. He is depicted as an Italian plumber turned hero that, along with his brother Luigi, protects the Mushroom Kingdom from various threats, most commonly the malicious Koopa King Bowser, who seeks Princess Peach's kingdom and hand in marriage.
Role in Super Mario 64 Machinima
Mario appears usually as one of the main characters of most SM64 Machinima. His model is also used for creating palette swap characters with color codes. Mario's personality often varies between different machinimas; with him being often being portrayed as insane in SMG4 and other similar Super Mario 64 Bloopers. Some machinimas also base his personality around different styles of humor or the canonical version of Mario.
- According to an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario and Luigi may have at least one other brother. Fan depictions, such as Starman3's Alberto, have been created in fanon works.
- Mario is often presumed to be middle-aged by several fans, due to his physical appearance. However, a 2005 interview with Shigeru Miyamoto revealed he was only about 24–25 years old.