Top Ten: Mario RPG Characters

Who reigns supreme as the top Mario RPG character?

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 11/05/2013 09:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

2) Geno

First Appearance: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES, 1996)

There’s something inexplicably cool about Geno that maintains his status as a fan-favorite in spite of only ever appearing in one video game. An agent of the deities that control Star Road, Geno travels down to the world below and inhabits the body of a child’s toy, joining Mario and his friends on their quest to recover the missing star pieces. At the end of their journey, with Geno’s mission fulfilled, he departs back to the heavens and leaves his companions behind. Like the baby Luma in Mario’s hat who hurls himself into the vortex at the end of Super Mario Galaxy, Geno’s departure teaches a lesson of moving on and letting go that isn’t common in a video game, making his time with the player all the more meaningful. It didn’t hurt that Geno was tough and brave, too, with an awesome blue cape and cowl that perfectly complemented his mysterious demeanor. Geno deserves another shot in a Mario RPG, but even if he never appears again, he left a strong legacy in his wake.

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2 Responses to “Top Ten: Mario RPG Characters”

  • 702 points
    Matthew Tidman says...

    I was about to complain that Geno wasn’t number one, and then I saw Fawful and realized that, yes, Geno is not as awesome as Fawful. He had Fury! And as he would like to remind you:

    “But…the day comes soon when Fawful rises again, and then no baby’s candy has safety! I am counting chickens before they are even eggs, before the chickens are even chickens!

  • 285 points
    Kyle England says...

    I miss Jr. Troopa. He had a very brief cameo in TTYD, though. I miss Paper Mario in general. Like… REAL Paper Mario type stuff. I was a big fan of Super Paper Mario, and was glad to see the change in gameplay. I expected Sticker Star to be like the first two games, but it really wasn’t. Not to say that Sticker Star wasn’t a great game in its own right, but I want another Paper Mario with a long story, crazy partners and action commands, and a seamless world.

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