Universe: Super Mario
Debut: Donkey Kong (1981)
Affiliations: Mushroom Kingdom
Availability: Starting fighter
Background: Mario is likely the most famous character in gaming history having appeared in over 200 video game titles alone! He is a chubby Italian plumber who finds himself in constant service to Princess Peach Toadstool and dedicates himself to thwarting Bowser’s malevolent plans.
Reasoning: He is Mr. Numero Uno since the beginning of SSB and has been confirmed as a returning veteran in SSB4.
Thoughts: Mario is great, I am just disappointed his FLUDD attack returned with him. I much preferred the Mario tornado attack.