Cosmic Mario

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Not to be confused with Cosmic Clone.
Cosmic Mario
Cosmic Mario.png
Cosmic Mario, as he appears in Super Mario Galaxy.
Full Name Cosmic Mario
Species Cosmic Clone
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)

Cosmic Mario is a character that appears in Super Mario Galaxy. His physical shape is identical to Mario, while his outer appearance is blue with stars all over, as if he were made of cosmic matter. He also has an unusually high-pitched voice. If Mario enters a galaxy when a Cosmic Comet is orbiting a galaxy, Cosmic Mario appears at the beginning at the level and challenges the player to a race. The player must then race through numerous obstacles and reach the Power Star before Cosmic Mario does. If Cosmic Mario manages to reach the Power Star first, Mario will lose a life and must restart the race. Colliding with him during the race causes him to release Star Bits.

If the player is playing as Luigi, Cosmic Luigi will appear in place of Cosmic Mario. Cosmic Luigi uses more shortcuts, such as long jumps. As a result, he is faster and much more difficult to beat than Cosmic Mario.

A similar entity based on Cosmic Mario appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D Land in the form of the Cosmic Clones. Other entities are the Cosmic Spirit from Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Mummy-Me from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャドウマリオ
Shadō Mario
Shadow Mario
French (NOE) Mario Cosmique Cosmic Mario
German Schatten-Mario Shadow Mario
Italian Mario Cosmico Cosmic Mario
Korean 그림자 마리오
Geurimja Mario
Shadow Mario


  • At the start of a race, if the player holds the Nunchuk Control Stick up, then Nunchuk Z Button when the timer hits 2, and then hits A Button just as the race starts, Mario or Luigi will get an extra boost at the beginning of the race, shown by a yellow color appearing on Mario/Luigi, shrinking gradually as a marker of the end of this effect. This is similar to the Rocket Start from the Mario Kart games.
  • Cosmic Mario shares its voice clips with the Cosmic Clones.
  • An unused variant of the Cosmic Mario Race in Space Junk Galaxy was found in the game files. The problems are when you start a race, you start at the coordinate 0,0,0, which is the air that you land on the starting planet. Cosmic Mario cannot win on this race, and you still have to use Star Chips to unlock a Launch Star, but Cosmic Mario does not need to use the Star Chips to use a Launch Star. Cosmic Mario does not use voice clips in this variant.[1]
  • Cosmic Mario/Cosmic Luigi's theme uses a similar arrangement to Shadow Mario's theme of the same music, the underground theme from Super Mario Bros..


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