Geno (ジーノ, Geno) is a character from the Mario universe.
Geno appears as the basis of a downloadable content costume for Mii Gunners. Nintendo also released a QR code for those who wish to have the exact Mii used in the costume's advertising. The Geno costume was released simultaneously with Cloud, Midgar, and the Chocobo hat, collectively introducing Square Enix content to Smash.
Geno is one of the two original party member characters from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, the first Mario RPG title. Geno is a warrior from Star Road who allies himself with Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, and Mallow on their quest to defeat Smithy. Geno's true form is enigmatic, represented in-game by a small star; as an agent of the Star Road, he is implied to be an angel-like being who claims to serve "a higher authority." His true name is given as "♥♪!?" (which he describes as "hard to pronounce"), so he suggests using "Geno," the name of the doll that he has chosen to possess.
Due to Super Mario RPG having been developed by SquareSoft, its original characters are owned by them rather than Nintendo despite the fact these characters were created for the Mario series and not for any other franchise. As a result, they have made very few appearances in other media; Geno's only game appearance after his debut was in a brief cameo role in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in the minigame Star 'Stache Smash. Notably, this cameo was removed in the game's remake, presumably for licensing reasons.
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