Mario is the main character of the Mario series. He is normally a plumber, but in games, he uses his legendary jump and combat abilities to defend the inhabitants of the usually peaceful Mushroom World from power-hungry villains such as Bowser. When not adventuring, Mario participates in a variety of sporting events, such as Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Mario Superstar Baseball, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
Mario is always represented by his trademark red color. Additionally, he is much more impulsive and aggressive than his brother Luigi, and is willing to enter dangerous situations all alone. Unlike Luigi, Mario will often attempt to quickly solve a problem with his actions instead of sitting back and analyzing the situation. Usually, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Birdo, Yoshi, Wario and Waluigi go vacationing on Mushroom World (to locales based off of the real world) using Peach's Cruiser.
Mario has appeared in nearly every title in the Super Mario series. In addition, he has appeared in multiple television programs, comic books, and even a feature film. He is currently one of the most recognizable fictional characters in the world, having appeared in hundreds of video games.