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"I'll bet that's Mario. Fashionably late, per the norm."
―Felix

Mario is the main 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 mascot for Nintendo in general, and has appeared in some shape or form for over 30 years on games for 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. His biggest enemy Bowser does appear in the movie.

Trivia

  • 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.[1]
    • John C. Reilly joked that the Mario Bros. do not appear because Nintendo stated a high fee to legally add them to the movie.
  • There was discussion after the original film came out regarding the idea of Mario appearing in the sequel, but he was ultimately not included in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
  • Mario is possibly the inspiration for the character Fix-It Felix, Jr. As can be observed from their designs, they both wear caps with the first letter of their names on it, have short brown hair, wear brown boots, and have a big round nose.
  • The Question blocks appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Interviews

'Wreck-It Ralph' director Rich Moore wants Nintendo's Mario for sequel

'Wreck-It Ralph' director Rich Moore wants Nintendo's Mario for sequel

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Rich Moore Interview - D23 Expo 2015

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Rich Moore Interview - D23 Expo 2015

Interview after first movie Interview at D23 2015

References

  1. https://www.wired.com/2012/10/interview-with-rich-moore-and-clark-spencer-the-director-and-producer-of-wreck-it-ralph/

Cameos

Disney: Tiny the T-Rex | Vladimir from Tangled | Mickey Mouse

Nintendo: Mario | Bowser | Super Mushroom

SEGA: Dr. Eggman | Sonic | Miles Prower | Cyril | Neff | The Centurion

Capcom: M. Bison | Zangief | Ryu | Ken | Chun-Li | Cammy | Blanka | E. Honda | Dhalsim | Guile | Sagat

Namco: Clyde | Inky | Blinky | Pinky | Taizo Hori | Pooka | Fygar | Pac-Man | Skiers from Alpine Racer 2

Midway: Paperboy | Tapper

Gottlieb: Q*bert | Coily | Slick | Sam | Ugg

Atari: Paddle 1 | Paddle 2 | Knight | Ostrich | Racer from RoadBlasters | Racers from Road Burners

Konami: Frogger | Yuni Verse | Exclamation Point

Data East: Peter Pepper | Mr. Egg | Mr. Hotdog | Mr. Pickle

Other: Beard Papa | Skrillex | Picture of Rich Moore

Possible Cameos: Cyborg | Saitine | Sorceress | Beholder | 1011001 | Shinobi | Glenn | Angel Kids | Bentley Bear | Pitfall Harry | Astronaut