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An Emblem is a symbol that appears on a kart or bike in the Mario Kart series. The emblems in Mario Kart DS are customizable, but in other Mario Kart games, they are character exclusive only. In Mario Party 7, whenever a character places an Orb, it creates a Character Space which is symbolized by an emblem. In Mario Party 8, an emblem appears next to the character to indicate when it is the character's turn. Also, when someone owns a hotel in Koopa's Tycoon Town, the emblem will appear on top of the hotel to indicate that the character owns it. In the minigame Stampede, the player must stamp his or her emblem onto blank sheets of paper.
Emblems also make an appearance in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. The symbols appear on flags and Emblems (not the symbol itself) in these games. The Mario characters have their usual logos, but since all Sonic characters except Eggman do not have an emblem, most have a one-colored silhouette of themselves at a different angle with a colored background.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2008-2012