“Yeah, sure. Big castle. Woooo. I’m totally impressed. Could use a few more flowers though..”
Princess Daisy, or casually Daisy, is the princess of Sarasaland. Gunpei Yokoi, Shigeru Miyamoto's mentor, is often attributed as being the creator of Princess Daisy. Although Daisy is the ruler of Sarasaland, she currently resides in the Mushroom Kingdom.
Daisy is a tomboy, something first stated in her debut appearance, Super Mario Land. In complement to her name, she has an affinity for flowers. Her attire, special abilities, personal emblems, and general representations are often flowers, as well.
After an early hiatus, Daisy was reintroduced due to a lack of human characters in the series. She appears most often as a playable character in the spin-off games. She has appeared in over forty Mario games to date, and has appeared consecutively for more than a decade.
Super Mario Land
Princess Daisy's makes her debut appearance in Super Mario Land. Tatanga, a space alien, invades Daisy's nation, Sarasaland, in order to marry her and make her his queen. He kidnaps Daisy, and hypnotizes all the land's inhabitants, enslaving them into his army. Mario attempts to rescue Daisy and bring peace to Sarasaland by traveling through each of the four kingdoms in pursuit of Tatanga to try and defeat him.
Throughout the game, enemies disguise themselves as Daisy to trick Mario into believing he has rescued her. In the end Daisy is rescued, but Tatanga manages to escape. Daisy thanks Mario, and the two fly away in an aeroplane.
Nintendo Comics System
Daisy also appears in the Game Boy comic books. Just as in Super Mario Land, she is Tatanga's captive, and is waiting for Mario to save her. In these comics, Daisy, Mario, and Tatanga are released from the world of video games to go on adventures in the "Real World".
Mario Golf series
Daisy has made many appearances in Mario Golf games, as one of the strongest female characters in the game. She has appeared in two Mario Golf games as a playable character but as made cameos in other games such as NES Open Tournament Golf and the scorecard of Mario Golf: Advance Tour. She didn't appear in the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Golf, however, she did appear in the tennis counterpart Mario Tennis along with Waluigi.
NES Open Tournament Golf
Daisy makes her second appearance as a supporting-character in NES Open Tournament Golf. Just as Peach does for Mario, Daisy acts as a caddy for Luigi, making comments on his golfing during play.
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Daisy makes her golfing debut in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour for the GameCube. She is playable by default, and Star Daisy can be unlocked by defeating Daisy in a Character Match VS Challenge. In Doubles Mode, Daisy and Peach are automatic partners, setting a trend for later games involving teams.
Daisy is one of the more powerful characters in the game, having a greater shot Distance than most other characters. Her shot Height is also high, making it easy to recover from traps and shoot over obstacles, however, making her shot more affected by the wind. She also has a good Spin, and above-average Impact. Without proper adjustments, however, she tends to Slice the ball due to her below-average Control. If the player gets a Nice Shot, Daisy's ball soars through the air in a burst of flower petals.
Mario Golf: World Tour
Daisy appears in Mario Golf: World Tour as a default, playable character. She wears her sports dress as opposed to the top and shorts worn in the previous golf installment. In Castle Club mode, she appears in the Royal Room with some of the other golfers. She readily offers to play a round of golf, and she comments on the player's achievements as they compete in the tournaments. Star Daisy can be unlocked by defeating her in the Forest Course character challenge, and a Daisy costume can be unlocked for use by the player's Mii by collecting all the Star Coins in the Forest Course challenges. Daisy clubs and a Daisy ball can also be unlocked for purchase at the Clubhouse.
She is again one of the more powerful characters, having a drive distance of 213 yards by default, and 270 as a star character. She also has the greatest shot height of any character, gaining advantage when avoiding obstacles and completing certain challenge objectives, but needing extra adjustments for inclement weather. Her trajectory is also a draw, so she has that in the way of tricky shots as well. Her sweet-spot and control are average, but compared to characters with similar stats, she has either a greater distance, or greater sweet-spot and control.
Mario Tennis series
Daisy makes her first playable appearance in the game Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64. Daisy competes as a "Technique" type. In the intro, Daisy is seen getting along with Peach. She also serves as Luigi's tennis partner, and Birdo serves as hers. She rarely misses when playing close to the net, and she's the most powerful "Technique" character in the game.
In the Game Boy Color version of the game, Daisy appears as a supporting character during the game's "Exhibition Mode". Once the player is invited to "Mario World", Daisy compliments them. Daisy is shown to be close friends with Peach in this version, standing at her side in the throne room of her castle and at the Castle Court.
Mario Power Tennis
In Mario Power Tennis Daisy is again a Technique type. She appears in the opening as Peach's tennis partner, and the two are default partners when in Doubles tournaments.
Daisy's Offensive Power Shot, Wonder Flower, disorients opponents and knocks them back if the shot is returned. The color of the petals also determines the type of shot used on the ball. Her Defensive Power Shot, the Flowerbed Return, allows her to fly over a growing flower-bed to return any reachable shots. Like all Technique types, she has great control on the ball. She also has the best serve of a Technique character, as well as good power, speed, and lunge stats. Her reach is average, resulting in limited net-play.
Mario Tennis Open
In Mario Tennis Open, Daisy returns as one of the starting participants with a Technique style of play. Daisy wears a more modern tennis outfit in this game. She generally retains her stats from her appearance in Mario Power Tennis. In the shop, she has her own racket (that costs 1000 coins), her own uniform (that costs 700 coins), her own wristbands (that costs 250 coins), her own shoes (that costs 600 coins) and her own costume that's unlocked when the player collects 700+ points in Ring Shot with another player.
Mario Party series
Daisy made her Mario Party debut in Mario Party 3 as a playable character (although only in Party Mode), and has appeared as a playable character in every game of the series since, with the exception of Mario Party Advance. Daisy's colour is yellow, and in Mario Party 3 her dress' bottom has white big top-like shapes going around all sides of the dress, but in later appearances Daisy wears a floor-length yellow gown with orange accents on the end. Also, instead of a golden crown she sports a red one, which was also changed into a golden crown in later appearances.
Daisy's most notable Mario Party appearance is in Mario Party 3, where after the player is prompted to earn the Beauty Star Stamp, Daisy intervenes and claims to be worthy of Star Stamp. She soon coaxes the Millennium Star into agreeing to hand her the Star Stamp through making him swoon over her, but is stopped by the outraged player and the Millennium Star decides to settle this on the Backtrack Duel Board. Moments before they all head over to it, Bowser interrupts their departure to the duel board, but is smacked by Daisy and sent flying into the distance, Daisy attempting justify this by stating he was in her way. The group heads off to the duel board afterwards. The player eventually defeats Daisy on the board, making her burst into tears and flee in frustration. In the game, Daisy's default duel board partner is a Snifit.
Daisy makes her only physical appearance on the Game Boy Advance in Mario Party-e as a playable character, also making an appearance in the minigame Daisy's Rodeo!, where Daisy rides and tries to stay on a mechanical bull designed to look like Bowser. In Mario Party 6, Daisy appears in five of the Miracle Book pages: "Blooper, Ahoy", "Card Crazy", "Amp Attack", "Yoshi's Revenge", and "It Came From the Deep". Daisy's special Orb in Mario Party 7 is the Flower Orb, which allows her to gain 3 coins for each space she passes with her next Dice Block roll. In Mario Party DS, Daisy has a Character Figurine and Badge that can both be unlocked by completing Story Mode with her. In Mario Party 9, Daisy has a constellation called "Princess Minor", which is purchasable at the Museum for 50 Party Points. Daisy also appears in Mario Party: Island Tour as a playable character.
Mario Kart series
Daisy's debut in Mario Kart is in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. In this game, Daisy is Peach's default partner, and they share the Heart, a powerful defensive item. Daisy is placed in the middle-weight category. Daisy also has a personal unlockable kart called the Bloom Coach. She also has her own course, the Daisy Cruiser, a cruiser that belongs to her, as the name suggests. The course layout involves a pool, various metal stairs, various types of rooms and a cannon.
Princess Daisy reappears in Mario Kart DS, as an unlockable character. She is unlocked by getting a Gold Trophy on every cup in the Retro Grand Prix on 50cc. Daisy is once again a middle-weight character, and her three karts are the Standard DS, the Power Flower, and the Light Dancer. Daisy is the staff ghost character for the Sky Garden and Tick-Tock Clock courses.
Daisy appears as an unlockable character in Mario Kart Wii, and is in the Medium weight class. She is unlocked by winning the 150cc Special Cup by getting first place or being in 2,850 races. Like Peach and Rosalina, Daisy wears a new biker suit whenever she drives a bike. Daisy's stat bonuses are Speed +2, Handling +1, and Mini-Turbo +1, making her the fastest Medium-sized character in the game. Her counterpart, Baby Daisy, debuts in this game.
In Mario Kart 7, Daisy makes an appearance as an unlockable character. She is unlocked by winning the Mushroom Cup on 150cc. She is in the "Lightweight" category, and her personal kart is the Birthday Girl; which has her flower symbol decorating its front. When she uses the Peach Parasol for a glider, it becomes orange to match her color scheme as opposed to the standard pink color.
Daisy also has her own course in Mario Kart 7 called Daisy Hills, which is part of the Mushroom Cup. Additionally, Daisy Cruiser reappears as a retro course in the Leaf Cup. Daisy's bonus stats are high in "Acceleration" and "Off-Road", but lower in "Handling Speed".
In Mario Kart 8, Daisy returns as a starting character for the first time since Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. She retains her jumpsuit from Mario Kart Wii for when she uses bikes and ATVs, but will only wear her standard dress when using karts. Like the previous game, the Peach Parasol becomes orange when she uses the glider. Unlike other games, Daisy doesn't own any course, although Sweet Sweet Canyon and Royal Raceway make clear references to her persona.
Daisy is one of the lighter middleweights with her stats being tied with those of Peach and Yoshi. She is also the Staff Ghost for Moo Moo Meadows. When selecting her as a player on the Grand Prix mode, Waluigi and Peach will compete with her as main rivals.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Daisy first appears in the Super Smash Bros. series with Super Smash Bros. Melee. She appears as a non-playable character in the form of an unlockable trophy. The trophy is available in both the Lottery and Regular Match in all three modes at various areas of the game. The trophy depicts her appearance from Mario Party 3. The trophy's description states that she appeared in Mario Golf for Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color, though she actually appeared in Mario Tennis for those systems.
Additionally, Daisy's color-scheme is available for use by Peach as an alternate costume. Although the palette also appears in all future installments, this one includes Daisy's floral motif on the costume.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Daisy appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl in the form of another trophy and two stickers. Daisy's trophy is modeled after her Mario Strikers Charged appearance. The trophy's description states that her iconic look is a yellow and white dress, despite not having it since the Nintendo 64 era. Her stickers use artworks from Mario Party 7 and Super Mario Strikers. The Mario Party 7 sticker is large and gives +27 attack to leg attacks, and is usable by Peach and Zelda. The Super Mario Strikers sticker's size is medium, gives +5 attack to leg attacks, and is usable by all characters.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Princess Daisy makes appearances in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, with different trophies of her in each version. In the 3DS version Daisy's trophy depicts her in her tennis outfit from Mario Tennis Open. She is also mentioned in Wendy O. Koopa's trophy information, where it is stated that Wendy sees her as a rival. In the Wii U version she has three different trophies. One is based on her standard appearance in her dress, dedicated to her debut in Super Mario Land and her first playable appearance in Mario Tennis. Another trophy is based on her appearance in the Mario Baseball series in her sports outfit. The third depicts her appearance as Baby Daisy.
Mario Baseball series
Mario Superstar Baseball
Daisy's first baseball appearance is in Mario Superstar Baseball, as a Balanced player. Daisy appears in Challenge Mode as the secondary Team Captain on Peach's team. Daisy shares good chemistry with both Peach and Luigi, while she shares bad chemistry with characters such Waluigi and Petey Piranha. Daisy's Star Pitch, the Flower Ball, allows her to throw a gust of flower petals that hide the ball from the batter when Daisy is pitching.
As a Star Swing, the Flower Ball flies at a higher distance than normal and is masked by flower petals. In the game's Challenge Mode, Daisy is able to use this move once the player has purchased the Pretty Flowers power-up. Daisy's special talents are the Quick Throw and Sliding Catch, and her stronger points are pitching and batting.
Mario Super Sluggers
Daisy appears again as one of the Team Captains in Mario Super Sluggers. Daisy shares chemistry with Peach and Luigi, but now also shares chemistry with Birdo. The Daisy Cruiser returns, but this time as a baseball stadium. Daisy's special swing and pitch are based off flower abilities in this installment as well. Baby Daisy also appears in this installment.
Despite Daisy being available from the start overall, like the majority of initially unlocked characters she still has to be added to the roster in Challenge Mode. In this mode, she is in Peach's team. To unlock her, the player needs to fix the fountain in Peach Ice Garden and replace Daisy, who was transformed into a statue by Bowser Jr., with a normal Toad statue. When rescued, she thanks the player and tells them that she was taking a stroll when Bowser Jr. cast a spell on her and that she doesn't remember anything afterwards. She joins the team once she finishes.
In Exhibition Mode, Daisy is the Team Captain for the Daisy Flowers. The icon for this team includes Daisy's crown, along with a floral wreath used as the border around it.
Mario Strikers series
Super Mario Strikers
Daisy is introduced to the Mario Strikers series in the first installment, Super Mario Strikers. In this game, Daisy is an offensive-type captain who wears an orange number "9" jersey. She possesses the ability to perform her Super Strike called Torpedo Strike, and her default partners are a Monty Mole, a Koopa Troopa, and a Toad.
Mario Strikers Charged
Princess Daisy also appears in Mario Strikers Charged, now with an alternative teal-coloured uniform that she uses if the opposition wears a similarly coloured uniform to her primary orange uniform, both of which retain the number 9 she had on her original uniform in the first instalment. This time, Daisy is a defensive-type captain with high Movement (which affects her movement speed) and Defence (which determines her defensive capabilities on the field) but low Shooting and Passing ability. Like the other captains, Daisy has a personal Super Ability and Mega Strike.
Her Super Ability is Crystal Smash!, which covers the surrounding ground with sharp orange crystals, blasting away anyone in the range, while her Mega Strike involves her shooting into the air and generating a crystal gauntlet on one of her arms, which she uses to punch the ball towards the goal. In the game's Striker Challenge Mode, Daisy faces against both Peach and Waluigi. She battles Peach to take the Star Cup championship, and she takes on Waluigi to see if she can get the Brick Wall award for an unprecedented fifth straight year. Her default partners remain as they were in the original.
In Yakuman DS, Daisy appears as one of the unlockable characters, and she is a normal opponent. Statistically, she has high luck, low defense and moderate attack, speed, and skill. Daisy never melds her tiles unless it is a "closed kan". She is the Rank 10 opponent faced in Ranking Mode.
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
Daisy made her second Nintendo DS appearance in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. Daisy is a Technical player. Daisy's Special Shot is the Flower Shot, which lets Daisy hover in mid-air to kick the ball in the hoop. The flower shot is activated by tapping a vertically flipped triangle. Daisy has her own stage known as Daisy Garden.
Itadaki Street series
Itadaki Street DS
Daisy appears in the Dragon Quest crossover game, Itadaki Street DS; a Japan only release. Daisy is a playable C-rank difficulty-level character.
Daisy returns as a playable participant in the sequel to the Japanese exclusive Itadaki Street DS, Fortune Street for the Nintendo Wii. She is one of the thirteen playable Mario series characters in this installment, and is again a C-rank character. In Tour Mode, Daisy is only faced on Mario Circuit, along with Mario and Diddy Kong.
Mario & Sonic series
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Daisy is a playable character. She is in the speed class along Sonic, Shadow and Yoshi. All her special abilities in this game are references to her flowers affinity.
Daisy returns in the sequel, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, also for the Wii and DS. She returns as a Speed type and has the Flower Trampoline technique in both versions as well as a Flower Dash technique in the DS version. Following a trend from previous installments, Daisy and other female characters sport a new outfit specifically for the winter games.In the Wii version, there are a number of items available for purchase relating to Daisy. Players can buy two decals of Daisy, one winter and one of her regular appearance. Also available is a set of Daisy banners; all of these items can be used to personally decorate event equipment. Like other characters, a Daisy Suit is available for purchase for a Mii to wear; it increases speed and acceleration.
Daisy once again returns as a playable character in the third instalment, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, in both the Wii and DS versions. She reappears in the summer outfit she used in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games while debuting her gymnastic clothes.
There is a Daisy costume for the player to unlock and use on their Mii. Daisy also has her own sticker in the London Party Mode.
Daisy reappears in the fourth installment of the Mario & Sonic series, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. She returns in her winter outfit first seen in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
In the DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, the Adventure Tours mode features Daisy as a key character in thwarting Bowser and Eggman's evil plans. Daisy helps on a number of occasions through the plot. She is first found in Blizland, where the player must use Blaze to defeat her in Ultimate Figure Skating. Afterwords she competes in a minigame in Ice Peak to protect an affectionate Chao's Freezalea patch from a wild Kiki.Daisy is later used to complete two missions run by Lakitu: Short Track and Intense Short Track. Lakitu requests Daisy to boost crowd appeal, and he offers the Meteor Curling Stone as a reward; the Meteor Curling Stone is used to complete the games final missions, including the boss battle with Bowser and Eggman. Once the final battle is won by Mario and Sonic, every character chimes on their
On the morning of the Games, Daisy wanders through the now foggy Hyde Park, wondering where everyone is and why the strange fog is around. She runs into Amy, and eventually they both run into a foggy version of Peach and Blaze, who challenge Daisy and Amy to an event, who end up beating the clones and getting ambushed by an army of Peach and Amy clones afterwards. They're later found collapsed, but recover quickly and then both contribute to clearing the fog in Hyde Park.
Mario Sports Mix
In Mario Sports Mix, Daisy appears again as a Technical character. Daisy's technique is maxed out, while her speed and power are average. Daisy's central abilities are her flower-oriented abilities, through which she can make gardens complete with fences and cover her hands in flowers in a similar manner to pompoms to block and attack projectiles.
Daisy also shows off incredible flexibility in her spin attack, and is given an alternate outfit called Tennis-wear. It is unlocked by clearing the proper Flower Cup mission, or by using Daisy 40 times in matches. Daisy Garden also makes a return from Mario Hoops 3-on-3, and can be played in all sports except Volleyball (with the exception of a special mission).
Daisy makes a single cameo appearance in the bottom-left corner of the results screen of a finished Cup in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2.
While Princess Daisy does not appear in Mario Golf: Advance Tour, there is mention of her in the game.
Promotion and merchandising
Princess Daisy has been featured in many sets of collectibles for the Mario Series. Many mini-figures have been released as well as a small amount of larger figurines. In her initial release for Super Mario Land, a set of mini figures were released for the game, and Daisy got one of herself depicting her original design.
A Mario Party 7 set of 4cm vinyl figures were released in 2005; each of the playable characters in the games were featured. Released in 2008, Daisy was featured in a group of 6 characters for the release of the 4-inch, series 2, vinyl, Super Mario, figures by PopCo Entertainment. For volume 2 of the Furuta Super Mario Bros candy toys, Daisy was featured with her own mini-figure. This series of figures were shipped inside chocolate covered eggs, which needed to be opened and eaten to receive the toy inside.
 Aside from these, Daisy was featured in the BanPresto Super Mario Volume 2 Set of 6 PVC Figure Keychains. Daisy has also had a number of figures for the Mario Kart series, including a figure for Mario Kart DS, and multiple figures for Mario Kart Wii, including a pull-back bike figure. She was also featured in the Super Mario Chess set as the second bishop on Mario's team, alongside Princess Peach. She was featured in the second series of Super Mario K'Nex blind-bagged figures as the rare, being limited to two per case. She was featured in the Sanei line of plush dolls in 2013.
MusicSuper Mario Compact Disco revolve around lyrics dealing with or relating to Daisy. The song Save Me (With Your Charm) actually states in the beginning that it is Daisy singing,
Yo, this is Princess Daisy| You're listening to Super Mario Compact Disco| Kick itDaisy was also mentioned in the songs Super Mario Land, Radio Compact Disco 4, Super Mario USA, and Six Golden Coins. Most of these mentions related to a love interest between Mario and Daisy, Daisy being captive, or Daisy being rescued. The song lyrics make several errors in relation to the games, however.
Aside from the Super Mario Compact Disco, Daisy had her own song on the Super Mario Land [single]. On the Japanese release, the song was titled Daisy's Mix, but on the United Kingdom release it was titled Daisy's Breakdown. On the Super Mario Land OST released only in Japan, Daisy had her own song titled Oh! Daisy (Princess Daisy Theme). On the Mario Tennis 64 OST, Daisy had her own trophy theme called Trophy Win - Daisy. Any other soundtracks featuring level music, such as Mario Kart Double Dash!! and Mario Hoops 3-on-3, contain the theme music of Daisy levels pertaining to the specific game.
Daisy is well known to be a tomboy by reason of her extroverted personality and tough demeanor. She can be described as energetic, cheerful, and confident. She also has a sassy side, often regarded for her wittiness and attitude. Daisy tends to stand with her hands on her hips, and is prone to air-kisses and showboating during victory celebrations. She has a strong competitive drive, too. In the face-of-defeat she has exhibited hotheadedness, and has shown-off to get her way.
Daisy is likewise seen as not being as proper or poised as she would be based on her appearance and status as royalty. A unique trait she retains is using various American English accents and slang. She has repeatedly used one-liners said in a Dixie accent, Valleyspeak, and even Ebonics. In regard to the fact she has only been kidnapped once, she enjoys not being kidnapped. It has also been suggested that her color representation may symbolize her personality, with her favorite color being orange since she was a baby.
Daisy is a human with blue eyes and ginger hair. Daisy has average weight and height compared to most characters, usually being in the "Medium" or "Light" weight-classes in Mario Kart, and being shorter than Peach. Her eyes are round and large, with each having two, thick lashes on the side. She has long hair with a flip, and parted bangs with a winged-style. Her hair color ranges in shades, but is officially referred to as orange.
Daisy is represented by the colors yellow, orange, and green. She usually wears a yellow gown with orange and white accents. Wrist-length white gloves, orange high heels, and a golden crown are included. Daisy wears viridian-green jewels, surrounded by flower-shaped white rims as a staple.
Daisy's primary athletic wear is a two-piece outfit, introduced in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. It includes a yellow tank top, orange shorts, and tennis shoes with socks. Daisy appears in this more often than any other outfit, including her usual gown.
She also has an athletic miniskirt, introduced in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. It is a yellow skirt with orange accents at the bottom resembling the ruffles on her usual gown. This outfit was first an unlockable alternative to her two-piece athletic wear, but has been used in some subsequent games as her primary athletic wear.
In Super Mario Strikers, Daisy wears a two-piece soccer uniform. In Mario Strikers Charged, she dons added armor to the outfit. The uniform includes numerous flower patterns, and is available in two colors. The first is mostly orange while the alternate is mostly viridian. Daisy's soccer number can be found on the back of her chest-plate. Daisy appears in this outfit for her trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Daisy wears an outfit more suited for cold weather. The outfit is a yellow minidress with an orange shrug and leggings. White gloves and ankle boots are included. As of Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games the hoop of the minidress and rim of the gloves are fuzzy.
In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Daisy wears a yellow leotard with orange lining on either side. The outfit also functions as a one-piece swimsuit in aquatic events.
In Mario Kart Wii, Daisy wears a jumpsuit when riding motorbikes instead of karts. Daisy's jumpsuit is mostly white with yellow as a secondary color. It includes a scarf, and a heart graphic on the back.
In Super Mario Land, the developers wanted the game to take place in new worlds, far away from the Mushroom Kingdom. Princess Daisy was created to fill the damsel-in-distress role for the new setting, Sarasaland. In conjunction with the name origins of her country, she was named after the daisy accessories that make up her motif. Despite her role, Daisy was given the unique description of being an energetic tomboy; defining traits that carried through years later.
Her appearance, however, has since changed. Daisy's hair was longer, reaching past her waist. Her crown was red, and consisted of a yellow and white, flower jewel. Her dress consisted of a white waist-band, and a white, dollop pattern. In NES Open Tournament Golf, she sported an athletic minidress. Her eyes and jewels were shown to be blue for the first time, as previously both were black. The dress still used the dollop-pattern, and its length revealed yellow slippers; this outfit did not include her crown or floral gloves. Even at the time of these early appearances, Daisy had unique facial-features from Peach.
In Mario Tennis, her unique features were enhanced, becoming more in-line with how she appears today. Her hair was made darker, and she was also given a tan; in-game the tan was not present. Soon after in Mario Party 3, she wore her full attire again for the first time since her debut. Her crown was now rose-colored, and blue jewels were added to the sides; in-game her crown was still red. Her shoes were depicted as heels for the first time, and were shown to be orange. While in artwork her jewels were the usual blue, in-game they were closer to the green they are today. The green jewels were even included on her trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, which is one of the last uses of this general appearance of hers.
As of Mario Party 4, her appearance was updated not only in-line with the series' graphical changes from the Nintendo 64 to the GameCube, but also to further establish her as a unique character. This also solidified a more consistent look for her design. She again has the light skin of her original appearance, but her physical features were made more distinctive. Her hair was made shorter in the back, and for the first time she has a different body-type than Peach. Both made for a more distinguishing silhouette. Her crown was made gold, but she was given more unique coloration, overall. She now wears orange in place of most of the white, and this finally establishes the green jewels instead of blue.
Powers and abilities
Princess Daisy's abilities and powers are based on her large relations to flowers. Most of her special abilities use some sort of flower-related effect. She can magically summon flowers from the ground or make petals appear in the air. Daisy's style of play and use of her flower abilities changes depending on what activity she's participating in. Daisy's range of abilities can be summarized as all-around, with a certain change in each game that determines the overall style. Like other Mario characters, Daisy can punch, kick, jump, and even ground pound.
In Mario Golf: World Tour, one of Daisy's victory animations features her changing from her tennis outfit into her gown in a flurry of petals, which seems to be another magical ability of hers.
In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Daisy has the longest hit ratio for any human player. In Mario Power Tennis, Daisy is a technical player who has two special moves. The first is called Wonder Flower, which is an offensive power shot where Daisy summons huge petals around her racket. The other is called Flowerbed Return, which is a defensive power shot where Daisy summons a bed of daisies underneath her while she is in the air. In Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Daisy is once again a technical player. She uses flower powers in her special move, the Flower Shot, in which she summons a barrage of petals around herself and then kicks the ball into the net.
In Mario Superstar Baseball, she is a Balanced player who leans towards Technique. She can easily hit a home run if she receives a good pitch. Daisy's special pitch and swing in Mario Superstar Baseball are both known as the Flower Ball. This technique uses flower petals to hide the ball from any opponents' eyes, giving Daisy an almost guaranteed hit or strike.
This is also displayed again in Mario Super Sluggers. For Daisy's Flower Swing, she swings around with flower petals all-about and hits the ball. Once the ball's destination is set a patch of daises pops up from the ground surrounded by a small garden-fence, blocking any players from getting in range of catching the ball. For Daisy's Flower Ball, Daisy spins and throws a ball covered in flowers.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Daisy is for the first time, a Speed character. Although she is a Speed character, her rounded technique still qualifies her for a balanced range of event handicaps. In certain game types where it is available, Daisy can use some of her flower powers to do various things such as spike the ping-pong ball, do a rapid combo attack in fencing, and others.
One of Daisy's closest relations is with Luigi. In NES Open Tournament Golf, Daisy is seen as Luigi's caddie and Mario Golf Toadstool Tour shows Luigi and Daisy golfing alongside Peach and Mario. Also, in the Mario Baseball series, Luigi and Daisy share good chemistry. One of the most known references to their relationship occurs in Mario Kart Wii, where is a giant, golden statue on Daisy Circuit that shows the two holding hands and dancing together, along with another of Baby Luigi and Baby Daisy. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Daisy's trophy states: "After her appearance in Mario Golf, some gossips started portraying her as Luigi's answer to Mario's Peach". The official Mario Party 4 guide states that Luigi has a crush on Daisy.
Along with Luigi, Daisy's other closest friend is Princess Peach. Daisy is often initially partnered with Peach in spin-off installments for the Mario series. The two share a team orb, the Flower Orb, in Mario Party 7 and share a team item, the Heart, in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Daisy and Peach share good chemistry in the Mario Baseball series, and Daisy is also on Peach's team in the Challenge Mode of Mario Super Sluggers. In the Prima guides for Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii, Daisy is said to be Peach's cousin.
While her main relationship is with Luigi, Daisy and Mario have also shown to be friends. After Mario rescues Daisy from Tatanga in Super Mario Land, she gives him a kiss, but since then, Mario and Daisy have not shown any friendly interactions. In Mario Party 6, Mario and Daisy are given the team name "Nice Couple" when paired together, while they do not share player chemistry in Mario Superstar Baseball or its sequel.
While Daisy and Waluigi don't show much interaction with each other, the two have been portrayed as enemies. Several spin-off games suggest Daisy's relationship with Waluigi to be negative. Some of Daisy and Waluigi's team names in the Mario Party series include "Awkward Date", "Double Facers", and "Skinny Stars". In the official Mario Party 4 guide, it says that Waluigi has a crush on Daisy. It also says that Waluigi has a soft spot for Daisy. In the Mario Baseball series, Daisy and Waluigi share bad chemistry.
Daisy slaps Bowser into the sky without hesitation or regret in Mario Party 3, and refers to him as a misfit in Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games after he and Eggman are defeated in the Adventure Tours mode. She also shares negative chemistry with Bowser in Mario Superstar Baseball.
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Super Mario Land
List of appearances by date
Daisy is voiced/portrayed by the following:
Names in other languages