Shadow Mario

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Shadow Mario
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Official artwork of Shadow Mario from Super Mario Sunshine.

Universe Mario
Debut Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo GameCube
Gender Male
Article on Super Mario Wiki Shadow Mario

Shadow Mario (ニセマリオ, Fake Mario) was a form Bowser Jr. took in his debut game, Super Mario Sunshine.

Origin[edit]

Shadow Mario first appeared in Super Mario Sunshine where he kidnapped Peach and framed Mario for misshapes while the two were on vacation on Isle Delfino. He was reveled to actually Bowser Jr. in disguise by use of a Magic Paintbrush that he got from a strange old man in a white coat to kidnap Peach as Bowser had convinced his son that Peach was his mama.

Much like Metal Mario, Shadow Mario has become a separate character from both Bowser Jr. and Mario. He appeared as a playable character in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. Despite using the paintbrush in spin-offs, Bowser Jr. does not tend to turn into his alter ego.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Shadow Mario only appears in Brawl as a sticker.

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Characters
Shadow Mario Super Mario Sunshine SpecialFlinchResistance+070StickerIconFlinchResistance.png +70 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Shadow Mario (Super Mario Sunshine).png
Shadow Mario
(Super Mario Sunshine)

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Shadow Mario in Smash 4.

In Smash 4, Shadow Mario appears as Bowser Jr.'s Final Smash, Shadow Mario Paint, where he transforms into Shadow Mario and paints an orange "X" on the screen that will damage any caught in the "X"'s hitbox. As the Koopalings are alternate skins of Bowser Jr., they are also able to transform into Shadow Mario despite not having done so before.

Trophy[edit]

Shadow Mario also appears as a trophy as a Final Smash in the Wii U version.

Shadow Mario Paint Trophy in Smash Wii U
Shadow Mario Paint
North AmericaIn Super Mario Sunshine, someone went around causing havoc disguised as Mario. It turned out not to be the brawny Bowser, but his brainier son, Bowser Jr. Now he becomes Shadow Mario again for his Final Smash, painting a giant X on the screen. It sticks around after Bowser Jr. transforms back, letting him gleefully knock foes into it.
Europe In Super Mario Sunshine, someone went around causing havoc disguised as Mario. It turned out not to be the brawny Bowser, but his brainier son, Bowser Jr. Now he becomes Shadow Mario again for his Final Smash, painting a giant cross on the screen. It sticks around after Bowser Jr. turns back, so he can gleefully knock people into it.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Ultimate, Shadow Mario appears once again as part of Bowser Jr.'s Final Smash, Shadow Mario Paint.

Spirit[edit]

Shadow Mario also appears as a Spirit.

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability Series
70
Shadow Mario Spirit.png
Shadow Mario
Neutral
★★★ 3 No effect Super Mario Series