- "I'll bet that's Mario. Fashionably late, per the norm."
Mario is the protagonist of the Super Mario games, along with a few Donkey Kong games. He has also done a brief stint as the villain and main antagonist of the game, Donkey Kong Jr. He is also the poster boy for Nintendo and has appeared in one shape or form for 30 years on all of the Nintendo consoles. Although he does not appear in the movie, he is mentioned by Fix-It Felix, Jr. at his 30th anniversary party, and is scheduled to appear in the sequel.
- Mario and his brother Luigi do not appear in the movie because the writers genuinely couldn't think of a suitable way to incorporate them.
- John C. Reilly joked that the Mario Bros. do not appear because Nintendo stated a high fee to legally add them to the movie.
- Mario is scheduled to appear in the upcoming sequel, Wreck-It Ralph 2.
- Mario is possibly the inspiration for the character Fix-It Felix, Jr. As you can see, they both wear caps with the first letter of their names on it, have short hair, wear brown boots, and have a big round nose.
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