as copied and pasted from another board (i'm giving the man who made the respect thread credit):Mario is rather underestimated around here, so I made this. I'll add the games in question soon.
Strength: Has lifted and punted castles, lifted the King Bob-Bomb, hurled Bowser
hundreds of feet, knocked meteorites out of weak orbit, jumps 2+ stories, can easily
lift and carry heavy boxes/gallons of water/koopa shells for hundreds of feet while
jumping normally with no extra effort. Can run faster than the average human. Can
shake the ground by hitting it with a hammer. Deals with gravity multiple times that
of earths and not only jumps the same height, but is just as physically capable as
ever. Knocks meteors out of orbit by ground pounding.
Intelligence: Has a doctorate, solves various puzzles routinely, created and runs a
time machine. Also has a surprising archaeological knowledge, has taught several
subjects, is a painter and musician, and routinely masters alien/advanced/strange
technology. Master pilot of airplanes, submarines, carts, dinosaurs, spaceships, etc.
Emotional Stability: Casually deals with invading aliens, monster attacks, end of the
world scenarios, and inter dimensional/universal travel. Rarely shows fear or overt
concern, outside of Peach and when he was kidnapped. Has been forced to make difficult
decisions before, like between Peach or Luigi and the end of the world, and has always
chosen to save the world. Is willing to give his own life to save others. Shares a
strong emotional connection with Luigi and Peach; as a baby, Mario was able to track
the location of his brother through feelings alone, even though they were miles away
from each other.
Durability: Tanked a black hole, has fallen from Sub Orbital heights multiple times,
has survived explosions/fire blasts/super powerful punches, kicks, etc. Poison usually
has no lasting effect, and it is likely he could cure himself if necessary. Casually
breaks blocks with his head, hand, foot, butt, whatever. Goes toe to toe with Class
100+ characters like Bowser, Donkey Kong, etc, as well as super powerful magicians and
reality warpers like the Shadow Queen, Count Bleck, and Dimentio. Has also tangled
with massive sea monsters, dragons, shadow creatures, magicians of a lower caliber,
super durable Koopas, extremely skilled fighters, small to large armies, hyper
advanced alien life forms, a wide variety of illusions, and even demons at times. And
survives whatever they throw at him without a single scratch in over 30 years and 200+
video games. Is just as comfortable jumping over lava or skating across an arctic
plain as he is in his own home. Can hold his breath for varying amounts of time; best
showings indicate he never needs to breathe (this is backed up by his ability to
travel through space), but lesser showings indicate a vaguely superhuman holding time,
ranging from 1 minute to 5 minutes, to indefinite. Can take a Banzai Bill to the face
with minor damage. Tanks gravity multiple times that of earth with ease.
Powers: Pyrokinetic, Cryokinetic, flight, levitation, hover, super strength, super
durable, superhuman speed, super reflexes (Hypersonic+), body mutation (into stone,
metal, various animals, etc), can run on water (Ice Mario, Mini Mario), can greatly
increase size, temporary invincibility, time manipulation, incredible jumping, various
fighting styles/types, can heal himself, remove enemy stat changes, dimensional
travel, can create clouds, can use various weapons and master alien/advanced tech, and
can turn invisible/intangible. Can summon army of miniature mechanical Marios, can
summon doorways into pocket dimensions, can summon a pipe to save himself in certain
situations. Can come back to life in any of three ways; Fight his way out of the
underworld (again), use a 1 up, or have a large supply of life shrooms on hand. Can
summon bombs and hammers. Can turn himself into an undead spirit whose only weakness
Reaction Time: Massively superhuman to Hypersonic+ In Super Mario Sluggers, Mario's Fire
Pitch is shown to be moving 1000+ mph, and the characters in it routinely hit the ball. Luigi's is
the same as Mario's, and Mario can hit it. It is actually possible that Bowser and the others can
pitch faster but with no flames. In fact, recent observation of the moment of release indicate that
the ball only caught on fire AFTER Mario released it, which means that he did not set it on fire,
thus he threw it hard enough for it to catch fire. This is, obviously, much faster than I thought. In
Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door, Mario is seen reacting to musical (sound) attacks from
And here's a list of games, in case there is anything else HUGE that I missed.
Speed: A topic of much debate. Although in more recent games he is shown as being slow, Mario
has often shown bouts of immense speeds. In Super Mario World, he was able to run up walls of
blocks and smooth pipes with no effort, and actually gain enough momentum to fly. In Super
Paper Mario, he is shown outrunning several different sound attacks with ease. Perhaps this
explains Miyamoto's (the creator of Mario) strange comment about the Olympic Games series.
"...see who is really faster, Mario or Sonic". A simple statement to increase revenue, or a
statement with the weight of truth? Further research is being conducted as we speak
there now I hope people know what mario is capable of.