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Princess Daisy
Daisy MP10.png

Solo picture of Princess Daisy for Mario Party 10.
Full name Princess Daisy
Species Human
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Latest portrayal Deanna Mustard (2003-present)

“Yeah, sure. Big castle. Woooo. I’m totally impressed. Could use a few more flowers though.”
Princess Daisy, Fortune Street

Princess Daisy, or casually Daisy, is the princess of Sarasaland and a recurring character in the Mario franchise. She is a tomboy, something first stated in her debut appearance, Super Mario Land.[1] 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. Although Daisy is the ruler of Sarasaland, she currently resides in the Mushroom Kingdom.[2]

After an early hiatus, Daisy was reintroduced in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64 due to a lack of human characters in the series.[3] Since then, Daisy has made frequent appearances as a playable character in over 40 Mario-related installments so far, more so than any other female video game character besides Peach.[citation needed]

Creation and development

In Super Mario Land, the developers wanted the game to take place in new worlds, far away from the Mushroom Kingdom, and so Princess Daisy was created to fill the damsel-in-distress role for the new setting, Sarasaland[4]. As Sarasaland was named after a type of floral design, Daisy was named after a flower, and had matching, floral accessories in her appearance[5]. Despite the role she had, Daisy was given the unique description of being an energetic tomboy[1], which would continue to be one of her defining traits in her subsequent appearances.

Her appearance has changed over the years. Originally, her hair extended past her waist, and her crown was red, while her yellow dress had a white waist-band, and a white, dollop pattern[6]. Her eyes and jewels were shown to be blue for the first time in NES Open Tournament Golf, and she now sported an athletic minidress, still with the dollop pattern. Mario Tennis darkened her hair and gave her a tan in artwork, which was also present in Mario Party 3, which marked the first reappearance of her dress attire, unchanged from Super Mario Land except for her crown now being rose-colored instead of red, and her jewels appearing more greenish in-game; although they were still blue in the artwork. This version of her appearance was last seen in Super Smash Bros. Melee, including the green jewelry, which would be carried on to later games. Her appearance was next updated with the series' graphical changes from the Nintendo 64 to the GameCube, but the changes also further established a unique character-design for her. Mario Party 4 introduced the standard design still used today, restoring Daisy's light skin, but now giving her shorter hair reaching past her shoulders, a golden crown, and a new dress with primarily orange accents.


Super Mario Land

Daisy's appearance in 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.

The instruction booklet calls Daisy "Daisy Princess" on the thirteenth page, even though her official name is "Princess Daisy" (as seen elsewhere in the manual). This is likely because the Japanese for Daisy's name, Deiji-hime, places the word for Daisy before the word for Princess.

Nintendo Comics System

Daisy and Tatanga as they appear in the comic books.

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".

Super Mario Maker

Daisy appears as a costume in Super Mario Maker. Here, she is the only character in Super Mario Maker whose Costume Mario sprite is incompatible with her respective amiibo.[7] Instead, her costume can only be unlocked by completing the Adventure in Sarasaland event course, which was launched months before her amiibo was released. As with many other costumes, Princess Daisy uses voice clips from previous titles. Her taunt remind her sprite's pose in Super Mario Land. Her course clear fanfare and death sound comes from Super Mario Land (the latter also having a voice clip over it).

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

Toadstool Tour Character
ToadstoolTour Daisy Mug.png
Drive 213 yards
Star Drive 270 yards
Trajectory Draw
Height High
Impact 11
Star Impact 07
Control 07
Spin 14

Daisy makes her golfing debut in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour for the GameCube. She is playable by default, and this is the first sports game where Daisy is physically more powerful than Peach. 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. It does however, make her shots 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

Mario Tennis

Daisy's appearance at Peach's side in Mario Tennis

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 is also seen losing to Yoshi. She 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. She is seen in Nina's ending, awarding her the trophy with Peach.

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

Daisy returning Mario's hit on the Hard Court.

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

Daisy, posing next to the Flower Cup trophy in Mario Tennis Open.

In Mario Tennis Open, Daisy returns as one of the starting participants with a Technique style of play. Daisy wears an athletic minidress for her tennis outfit in this game. She generally retains her stats from her appearance in Mario Power Tennis. In the shop, her racket, uniform, wristbands, and shoes are available for purchase. There is also a Daisy costume that's unlocked when the player collects 700+ points in Ring Shot with another player.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Princess Daisy, as she appears in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.

Princess Daisy appears as a playable character in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. Unlike prior Mario Tennis games, where she was classified as a Technique character, Daisy is classified as an All-Around player, and this is the first Mario Tennis game where her shots are more powerful than Peach's. Unlike in Mario Tennis Open, Daisy reverts back to her primary, two-piece, athletic wear in this game.

Mario Party series

Daisy and Peach holding a Dice Block from Mario Party 9.

Daisy made her Mario Party debut in Mario Party 3 as a playable character (although only in Party Mode and Minigame Mode), and has appeared as a fully playable character in every game of the series since, with the exception of Mario Party Advance. Daisy's color 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 it. She coaxes the Millennium Star into agreeing to hand her the Star Stamp by making him swoon over her, but is stopped by the outraged player. The Millennium Star then decides to settle the issue on the Backtrack Duel Board. Bowser interrupts their departure to this duel board, but is smacked by Daisy and sent flying into the distance. Daisy attempts to justify this by saying he was in her way. The group heads off to the duel board afterwards. When the player defeats Daisy, she bursts into tears and flees in frustration. In the game, Daisy's default duel board partner is a Snifit.

For Mario Party 4, this was the installment which debuted Daisy's current main dress (along with Peach) and overall design.


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.

Mario Kart series

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

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 giant exhaust pipe.

Artwork of Daisy posing with her Standard kart for Mario Kart DS.

Mario Kart DS

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 racing on her personal Circuit.

Mario Kart Wii

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 +4, Handling +2, and Mini-Turbo +3, making her the fastest Medium-sized character in the game. Her childhood counterpart, Baby Daisy, debuts in this game. Erroneously, the guide for this game states that Mario and Luigi saved Daisy from Tatanga in Super Mario Land, though Luigi was not present in said game.

Daisy has her own course in the Star Cup, called Daisy Circuit, a seaside resort. Daisy is the staff ghost character for Coconut Mall and Daisy Circuit.

Mario Kart 7

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. This is the only Mario Kart game where Daisy is a lightweight.

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 "Speed" and "Weight".

Mario Kart 8

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.

Daisy is also one of the major influences for one of the sponsors, Princess Orange, which not only has a name suggestive of Daisy, but features her flower emblem as part of the logo. Aside from this, Daisy appears on two of the Women of Racing Organisation posters, appearing both times alongside Peach, and with Birdo on one of these. She is also referenced in the Peach and Daisy Royal Patisserie, with the logo being a combination of the princesses' crowns.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Princess Peach's alternate costume in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U featuring Princess Daisy's colors.

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, her trophy has a third eye on the back of her head, visible only by zooming in; this was removed in later versions of the game.

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 as well as her tanned skin and wrist length gloves.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Daisy appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl in the form of a 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 yellow and orange 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. It should also be noted that Daisy has the largest amount of trophies (four) than any other non-playable character featured in this iteration of Smash.

Additionally, a Daisy wig can be unlocked as an accessory for Mii Fighters.
Luigi along with a Mii Fighter resembling Princess Daisy.

Mario Baseball series

Mario Superstar Baseball

Replay of Daisy achieving a Perfect hit at the batter's plate.

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 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 best stats are pitching and batting.

Mario Super Sluggers

Daisy countering a pitch thrown from Mario in the Mario Super Sluggers opening.

Daisy appears again as one of the Team Captains in Mario Super Sluggers. Daisy still 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. Her batting and pitching stats remain unchanged, while her fielding was greatly improved and her running was slightly improved.

Daisy is available from the start overall; however, 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 (the Peach Monarchs). 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 then joins the team.

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. Finally, her Mario Super Sluggers baseball card lists her Rookie Year as 1990, but her debut appearance, Super Mario Land, was released in 1989; 1990 instead refers to its PAL releases. This set of cards doesn't refer to her as a princess, even if she actually is one.

Mario Strikers series

Super Mario Strikers

Daisy showing off for a victory.

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

Daisy's second uniform in Mario Strikers Charged.

Princess Daisy also appears in Mario Strikers Charged, now with an alternative teal-colored uniform that she uses if the opposition wears a similarly colored uniform to her primary orange uniform, both of which retain the number 9 she had on her original uniform in the first installment. This time, Daisy is a defensive-type captain with high Movement (which affects her movement speed) and Defense (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.

Yakuman DS

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

Profile artwork of Daisy for 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.

Fortune Street

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 participating in the High Jump event. (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games)

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 installment, 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 in her swimming suit.

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.

Daisy reappears in the fifth installment of the Mario & Sonic series, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, once again as a Speed type character.

Story Mode

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. 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 game's 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
Daisy on the Girls Team for Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games DS
hand in victory, with Daisy stating her complete doubt that they'd lose to misfits like Bowser and Eggman.

In the 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Daisy is part of the Girls group. Prior to the day of the Games and Bowser and Eggman shrouding London in fog, Daisy checks on Peach, Amy, Blaze, and several Toads to see how they were faring with the stamps for the athletes' invitations, which they were behind on. Diasy mentions that she plans to head to a boutique, tempting Amy into procrastinating and joining her. Peach suggests that they settle this over an event; if she beats Daisy, she stays behind to help, and if Daisy beats her, Amy can go with her. Peach ends up beating Daisy, and she agrees to help the group with the invitations, eventually sending them to everyone except Bowser and Eggman, due to a mishap.

On the morning of the Games, Daisy wanders through the foggy Hyde Park, wondering where everyone is. She runs into Amy, and eventually they both run into foggy versions of Peach and Blaze, who challenge Daisy and Amy to an event. The duo emerges victorious, only to be ambushed by an army of Peach and Amy clones afterwards. Daisy and Amy are later found, collapsed on the ground, but unhurt. They help the rest of the crew clear Hyde Park of the fog.

Mario Sports Mix

Daisy while performing her special shot in 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 below 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).

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

While Princess Daisy doesn't appear physically in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, she makes a cameo in an extra Battle Card obtained from the Peach amiibo, alongside Peach and Rosalina. Although just a cameo appearance, this is Daisy's first appearance in a game other than a Mario sports or Mario Party title since Super Mario Land.

Mario Sports Superstars

Daisy is playable in Mario Sports Superstars. In most sports, she is a Technique type character, giving her an edge in aspects such as shot accuracy and horse control. However, in tennis, she is an All-Around type player as in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. In golf, her default drive is 218 yards, and her shots travel very high in a draw trajectory. Aside from in tennis and golf, Daisy wears her usual sportswear. In those sports, Daisy instead wears her miniskirt from Mario Tennis Open and Mario Golf: World Tour.

Other appearances

Video games

Daisy appearing on the results screen in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2.

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 herself does not appear in Mario Golf: Advance Tour, her crown appears in the Locker Room at Marion Clubhouse. Daisy's crown is mistranslated as Diddy's crown in the English language versions of the game; this mistranslation occurred despite the fact it is in the women's Locker Room, and Diddy's cap can be found in the men's Locker Room.

Daisy's crown appears as a collectible in StreetPass Mii Plaza and as one of the characters in the Mario Tennis Open Puzzle Swap picture.

A Daisy-themed costume is featured in the Wii U port of Bayonetta.[8] It is similar to the Princess Peach costume, but it features a mini Luigi plush decoration instead of a Mario one.

Daisy was featured as one of the Mario-themed character skins in the Minecraft: Wii U Edition Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.

A Daisy costume appears in Miitopia, the costume can be unlocked scanning her amiibo.

A Daisy-themed Yoshi is present in the 3DS version of Yoshi's Wooly World, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. It's possible unlock the costume scanning her amiibo.

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.

The Sanei Super Mario All-Stars Daisy plush.
The Super Mario series Daisy amiibo.

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.[9] A Mario Party 7 set of 4cm vinyl figures were released in 2005; each of the playable characters in the games were featured.[10] Released in 2008, Daisy was featured in a group of six characters for the release of the 4-inch, series 2, vinyl, Super Mario figures by PopCo Entertainment.[11] For volume 2 of the Furuta Super Mario Bros candy toys, Daisy was featured with her own mini-figure.[12] This series of figures were shipped inside chocolate covered eggs, which needed to be opened and eaten to receive the toy inside. Daisy was featured in the BanPresto Super Mario Volume 2 Set of 6 PVC Figure Keychains.[13] Daisy has also had a number of figures for the Mario Kart series, including a figure for Mario Kart DS[14], and multiple figures for Mario Kart Wii[15], including a pull-back bike figure.[16] 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.[17] She was featured in the Sanei Super Mario line of plush dolls in 2013 as well as the Super Mario All-Stars line in 2015. Daisy was depicted in one of the playing cards for the Mario hanafuda cards released in 2015.[18] A Daisy amiibo was revealed during E3 of 2016, and was released alongside Mario Party: Star Rush.


Daisy on the back of Super Mario Land OST

Many of the songs from the Super 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 it

Daisy 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).

Manga and Comics

Daisy appears in a 4-koma strip of Super Mario-Kun where Peach yells at her, jealous of Mario. In the third volume, Daisy is the sender who delivers Mario a "Marine Pop". In volume 26, she appears on Luigi's imagination.

General information


Early concept art
Final concept art
Daisy's in-game appearance (left) and her 2D art appearance (right).

Daisy is portrayed as a tomboy with an extroverted personality and tough demeanor. She can be described as energetic, cheerful, and confident. When speaking, she uses American slang and has a twang to her voice. She also has a sassy side, often regarded for her wittiness and attitude. Daisy is not as proper or poised as she would be based on her appearance and status as royalty; such as standing with her hands on her hips, exhibiting hotheadedness in defeat, showboating in victory, and showing off to get her way. It has been suggested her choice of colors could reflect her personality, [19] with orange being her favorite.[20]

Physical description

Daisy is a human with blue eyes and long, orange hair with parted bangs and a flip.[21] She has average weight and height compared to most characters, being shorter than Peach but taller than Luigi, and generally being part of the "Medium" or "Light" weight classes in the Mario Kart series.[22] Her eyes are round and large, with each having two, thick lashes on the side. Additionally, Daisy is described as being very young. [23]

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, a golden crown, and green jewels surrounded by flower-shaped white rims.

Alternate outfits

Daisy in her traditional athletic wear.

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, and was used as her primary athletic wear in Mario Tennis Open and Mario Golf: World Tour for the Nintendo 3DS.

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 green. 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 Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8, 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 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Daisy wears an outfit more suited for cold weather. The outfit is a yellow mini-dress with an orange shrug and orange leggings with vertical white stripes on both sides. White gloves and ankle boots with a yellow bottom are included. As of Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games the hoop of the mini-dress and rim of the gloves are fuzzy.

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 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.

Powers and abilities

Overall, Princess Daisy is an all-around or technique character in sports games. In Mario Superstar Baseball, she is a Balanced player who leans towards Technique, and in Mario Power Tennis, she is a purely Technical player. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was the first time Daisy was classified as a Speed player, but even then, her rounded technique still qualified her for a balanced range of event handicaps. Like other Mario characters, Daisy can punch, kick, jump, and even ground pound, and has occasionally been shown to have a strong swing, such as knocking Bowser away in Mario Party 3, or having the longest non-star drive of any human player in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.

Daisy's "Flower Swing" in use.

Most of Princess Daisy's abilities and powers use some sort of flower-related effect, either as a visual side-effect or an active part of the technique. These often take the form of making petals appear, ranging from her Flower Ball abilities in Mario Superstar Baseball, which use petals to obscure the ball from the opponents' view, to her offensive Mario Power Tennis move Wonder Flower, giving her hits special powers determined by the color of the petals surrounding her racket, to the simple visual flair they bring to her Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Flower Shot. In Mario Golf: World Tour, one of her victory animations even features her changing from her tennis outfit into her gown in a flurry of petals. In other games, she can summon entire flowers from the ground, such as a garden fence and a patch of daisies to block other players from catching the ball hit with her Flower Swing in Mario Super Sluggers, or the bed of daisies appearing beneath her during her defensive Mario Power Tennis Flowerbed Return.

Daisy's Torpedo Strike

In Super Mario Strikers, Daisy is an offensive captain. Her Super Strike is called the Torpedo Strike, and once more involves flower visuals behind her. However, in the sequel, Mario Strikers Charged, Daisy is a defensive captain instead, and is uniquely associated with crystal summoning abilities, having them erupt from the playing field for her Crystal Smash! Super Ability, and encasing her own fist in them to punch the ball towards the goal during her Crystallized Daisy Mega Strike.



Daisy and Luigi in NES Open Tournament Golf

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. In Mario Power Tennis on Daisy's victory scene Daisy calls Luigi "hey sweetie". 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". Their team names from the Mario Party series include, "Steady Sweeties" and "Tango Tanglers". In Fortune Street Daisy sounds harsh with Luigi, when she lands on a cheap shop she fells disappointed and she thinks he can do better: "Luigi, Luigi, Luigi... I'm disappointed! You could make this shop so much bigger!". Daisy and Luigi are walking together in Mario Party: Island Tour. The official Mario Party 4 guide states that Luigi has a crush on Daisy.

The team picture of Peach and Daisy for Mario Party 7.

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 Fortune Street Daisy is encouraging Peach when she's going to win: "I'm lovin' the girl power, Peach! Win this one for the ladies!". Mario Power Tennis's website says that Daisy is Peach's "sister in arms". In the Prima guides for Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii, Daisy is said to be Peach's cousin, but this was never confirmed yet.

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.

Birdo appears to be a friend of Daisy. Their Mario Party 8 team-name is Gallopin' Gal Pals. Birdo is Daisy's Doubles Partner in Mario Tennis on the Nintendo 64. Dialogue between the two in Fortune Street also suggest that they are friends. In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Daisy's teammates in the Soccer event are Birdos.


Daisy and Waluigi in the Mario Party 4 opening.

Daisy and Waluigi have been portrayed as having a bad relationship, with several games suggesting Daisy's interactions with Waluigi to be negative. In the official Mario Party 4 guide, it says that Waluigi has a crush on Daisy, and their team-name in Mario Party 5 and Mario Party 6 is "Awkward Date". In the Mario Baseball series, Daisy and Waluigi share bad chemistry. In Mario Strikers Charged, Waluigi is her opponent in Challenges mode. In Mario Kart 8, Waluigi is Daisy's rival when playing in the Grand Prix. In Fortune Street, Daisy seems to think lowly of Waluigi. If she lands on one of Waluigi's low-priced shops, she says that the shop is disappointing, and she isn't surprised that the shop belongs to him: "What a disappointing little shop! But I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, it’s yours, Waluigi" while when she lands on an average shop she asks why she needs to stop here and she feels disgusted: "Why did I have to stop here? Not only is it overpriced, it’s run by Waluigi! Icky icky ew!".

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Wendy O. Koopa's trophy states that she sees Peach and Daisy as her rivals. In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Wendy calls Daisy "poser" and "lame".

Daisy hits 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. In Fortune Street, Daisy sees no threat in Bowser: "I bet Bowser seriously thinks this goofy castle is totally intimidating. As if!" If Bowser is about to win the game, Daisy says she refuses to congratulate Bowser "no matter how awesome he did".

Official profiles and statistics

Main article: List of Princess Daisy profiles and statistics

Daisy was introduced in Super Mario Land as a "tomboyish, full-of-spirit princess", and most subsequent bios characterize her similarly, commenting on her cheerfulness, spunk and energy. Luigi's crush on her is frequently mentioned, often with hints that she reciprocates. Stats-wise, she is usually a Technique or Balanced sports player, with a Medium weight in most Mario Kart titles.

List of appearances by date

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Mario Land Non-Playable Character 1989 (Japan) GB, VC
NES Open Tournament Golf Non-Playable Character 1991 (Japan) NES, VC
Super Mario Bros. Print World Non-Playable Character (Artwork) 1991 (North America) PC
Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64) Playable Character 2000 (Japan) N64, VC
Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color) Non-Playable Character 2000 (Japan) GBC, VC
Mario Party 3 Playable Character (Party Mode) 2000 (Japan) N64
Super Smash Bros. Melee Non-Playable Character (Trophy) 2001 (Japan) NGC
Mario Party 4 Playable Character 2002 (North America) NGC
Mario Party-e Playable Character 2003 (Japan) GBA (e-Reader)
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Playable Character 2003 (North America) NGC
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Playable Character 2003 (Japan) NGC
Mario Party 5 Playable Character 2003 (North America) NGC
Mario Power Tennis Playable Character 2004 (Japan) NGC
Mario Party 6 Playable Character 2004 (Japan) NGC
Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party Playable Character 2005 (Japan) Arcade
Yakuman DS Playable Character (Unlockable) 2005 (Japan) DS
Mario Superstar Baseball Playable Character 2005 (Japan) NGC
Mario Party 7 Playable Character 2005 (North America) NGC
Mario Kart DS Playable Character (Unlockable) 2005 (North America) DS, VC
Super Mario Strikers Playable Character 2005 (Europe) NGC
Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party 2 Playable Character 2006 (Japan) Arcade
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Playable Character 2006 (Japan) DS
Wi-Fi Taiou Yakuman DS Playable Character (Unlockable) 2006 (Japan) DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Non-Playable Character (Cameo) 2007 (Japan) Arcade
Mario Strikers Charged Playable Character 2007 (Europe) Wii
Mario Party 8 Playable Character 2007 (North America) Wii
Itadaki Street DS Playable Character 2007 (Japan) DS
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) Playable Character 2007 (North America) Wii
Mario Party DS Playable Character 2007 (Japan) DS
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) Playable Character 2008 (Japan) DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Non-Playable Character (Trophy, Stickers) 2008 (Japan) Wii
Mario Kart Wii Playable Character (Unlockable) 2008 (Japan) Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Playable Character (Unlockable) 2008 (Japan) Wii
Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher Playable Character 2009 (Japan) Arcade
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) Playable Character 2009 (North America) Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS) Playable Character 2009 (North America) DS
Mario Sports Mix Playable Character 2010 (Japan) Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) Playable Character 2011 (North America) Wii
Fortune Street Playable Character 2011 (Japan) Wii
Mario Kart 7 Playable Character (Unlockable) 2011 (Japan) 3DS
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS) Playable Character (Girls Group Events) 2012 (Europe) 3DS
Mario Party 9 Playable Character 2012 (Europe) Wii
Mario Party Whirling Carnival Playable Character 2012 (Japan) Arcade
Mario Tennis Open Playable Character 2012 (North America) 3DS
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Playable Character 2013 (Europe) Wii U
Mario Party: Island Tour Playable Character 2013 (North America) 3DS
Mario Golf: World Tour Playable Character 2014 (Japan, South Korea) 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Playable Character 2014 (Japan) Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Non-Playable Character (Trophy) 2014 (Japan) 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Non-Playable Character (Trophies) 2014 (North America) Wii U
Nintendo Badge Arcade Non-Playable Character (Badges) 2014 (Japan) 3DS
Mario Party 10 Playable Character 2015 (Japan) Wii U
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Playable Character 2015 (Europe, North America) Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Non-Playable Character (Battle Card) 2015 (Japan) 3DS
Super Mario Maker Playable Character (Costume Mario) 2016 (Japan, North America) Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS) Playable Character (Football and Rhythmic Gymnastics) 2016 (Japan) 3DS
Minecraft: Wii U Edition Playable Character (Super Mario Mash-Up Pack) 2016 (North America) Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo Wii U) Playable Character 2016 (Japan) Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition Playable Character 2016 (Japan) Arcade
Mario Party: Star Rush Playable Character 2016 (Europe) 3DS
Mario Sports Superstars Playable Character 2017 (Europe) 3DS


Daisy is voiced/portrayed by the following:

  • Kate Fleming in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64.
  • Jen Taylor in Mario Party 3 , Mario Party 4, and Mario Party 5; with most of the MP4 voice-clips being a change in pitch from those used in MP3, and being reused again for MP5.
  • Deanna Mustard in most Mario series installments as of Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour in 2003 to the present.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Princess Daisy.


Main article: List of Princess Daisy quotes
  • Ohhh! OH MAN! - Mario Kart Wii
  • Comin' through! - Mario Kart Wii
  • I'm the winner! - Mario Party 8
  • Oh yeah, I won! - Mario Party 6
  • Got it! - Mario Party series

Audio Samples

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デイジー姫
Princess Daisy
Spanish Princesa Daisy Princess Daisy
French Princesse Daisy Princess Daisy
Dutch Prinses Daisy Princess Daisy
German Prinzessin Daisy Princess Daisy
Italian Principessa Daisy Princess Daisy
Portuguese Princesa Daisy
Princesa Margarida (some magazines)
Princess Daisy
"Princess Daisy", referring to the flower with the same name.
Russian Принцесса Дейзи
Printsessa Deyzi
Princess Daisy
Korean 데이지 공주
Deiji Gongju
Princess Daisy
Chinese 菊花公主
Jú Huā Gōng Zhǔ
Princess Daisy


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  2. ^ Mario Party 6 website bios.
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  5. ^ With LUIGI 30th Anniversary: The Year of LUIGI Memorial Book
  6. ^ Super Mario Land box-art
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  9. ^ Bandai Super Mario Land Figures
  10. ^ Tomy Nintendo MARIO BROS PARTY Figure - 4cm DAISY
  11. ^ Pop Co Entertainment figures
  12. ^ Furuta Super Mario Bros candy toy vol.2 -No.14 figure
  13. ^ BanPresto Volume 2 Mario Keychains
  14. ^ Mario Kart DS figures
  15. ^ Mario Kart Wii figures
  16. ^ Daisy Bike Figure
  17. ^ Daisy K'Nex Figure
  18. ^ Daisy's Mario hanafuda card
  19. ^ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Daisy (Tennis Outfit) trophy
  20. ^ Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Baby Daisy trophy
  21. ^ Mario Party 6 official website screen-shot. "Peach missed female companionship until this girl with the orange hair moved into the Mushroom Kingdom."
  22. ^ Size Chart
  23. ^ 30th Anniversary Encyclopedia Super Mario Brothers 1985-2015 character bio. "Very young princess of Sarasaland. There she was kidnapped by a villain called Tatanga."