Princess Daisy, or casually Daisy, is the princess of Sarasaland and a recurring character in the Mario franchise. She is a tomboy, which is something first stated in her debut appearance, Super Mario Land. Her name, attire, emblems, and special abilities are often flower-based.
Creation and development
In Super Mario Land, the developers wanted the game to take place in a new setting, far away from the Mushroom Kingdom, and Princess Daisy was created to fill the damsel-in-distress role. Sarasaland was named after a type of floral design, and Daisy was created with a matching flower motif. Despite her role, Daisy was described as an energetic tomboy, which has continued to be one of her defining traits in subsequent appearances.
After an early hiatus, Daisy was reintroduced in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64. The planning department at Camelot wanted more characters with normal bodies for the real-life sport, and they found Daisy to be a valuable addition after Nintendo suggested her. Since then, Daisy has made recurring appearances as a playable character in most of the Mario multiplayer games; including Mario Party, Mario Kart, and Mario sports titles.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Land
Princess Daisy 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 (specifically, the Birabuto, Muda, and Easton Kingdoms had a Fly, a Gunion, and a Kumo posing as the princess, respectively). At the end of the Chai Kingdom, Daisy is rescued from Tatanga. Daisy thanks Mario, and the two fly away in a jet.
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 of the Japanese styling for Daisy's name, Deiji-hime, places the word for "Daisy" (Deiji) before the word for "Princess" (hime).
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. 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 is a callback to 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).
Super Mario Run
Daisy was added to the roster of playable characters in the version 3.0.4 update (September 29, 2017) of Super Mario Run to coincide with the new addition of the Remix 10 mode. This marks Daisy's first return to the main Super Mario series of games; appearing in Super Mario Land over 28 years prior. With the update, the Remix 10 pipe is opened, and Toad informs the player Daisy is lost within the world. The player must try to find her and help bring her back. Clearing short, consecutive courses advances Mario through spaces on a map of numbered areas. Daisy is unlocked once Area 30 is cleared; where she is found and curtsies Mario before thanking him. Daisy's special ability is the double jump, and it is unique to her. After jumping once, she can jump again in midair to boost her jump height and distance a bit.
A Daisy statue of 5🌟 rarity and a Gold Daisy statue of 6🌟 rarity can be acquired by playing through Remix 10 mode and getting them from the Bonus ? Block as building items used to decorate the Mushroom Kingdom. Upon defeating Bowser in World Tour mode's World 6-4 with Daisy, she will be seen rescuing Toad instead of Peach. As with the other playable characters, Daisy can be seen wearing her own headphones when the player mutes the game's music to listen to their own.
Super Mario (Kodansha manga)
The first volume of the Super Mario manga anthology largely follows the plot of Super Mario Land. Daisy and Peach are friends until they become bitter love rivals after Daisy falls in love with Mario. Nevertheless, after Tatanga captures Daisy, Peach helps Mario rescue her while disguised as a robot. Daisy will make cameo appearances in other volumes to portray her rivalry with Peach.
In the Mario Open Golf story, Daisy plays golf with Mario, Luigi, and Peach. A disguised King Koopa shows up to trick them into playing a high-stakes golf tournament with pro-golfers Tony and Billy. There are hints of Daisy becoming interested in Luigi as he is a much better golfer than Mario who has to resort to cheating.
In the Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins story, Wario captures Daisy. Mario and Peach's rescue efforts are often frustrated by the Witch who plays tricks on them such as transforming into Daisy. Wario turns Daisy evil which makes Tatanga want to marry her. Daisy also turns Luigi and Peach evil but all three are freed from their spell when Mario kisses Daisy. She then joins the heroes in defeating Wario.
Daisy appears in a 4-koma strip of Super Mario-kun with Mario and Peach. Peach yells at Mario and throws a mushroom at him, jealous of the relationship between him and Daisy. In the third volume, Daisy is the sender who delivers Mario a "Marine Pop". In volume 26, she appears on Luigi's imagination.
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
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. 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: Advance Tour
Although Daisy herself does not appear in the game, her name appears on the scorecard of Mario Golf: Advance Tour.
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 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. A clothing set, golf clubs, and ball themed after her 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 an 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 Golf: Super Rush
Daisy returns as a playable character in Mario Golf: Super Rush. She is the only non Power character to have a total of 12 stamina, the highest amount in the game. Her Special Shot is the Blossom Strike and her Special Dash is the Pinwheel Dash.
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 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
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 (named the 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 (named 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 an athletic mini-dress 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 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 Tennis Aces
Princess Daisy appears as a playable character in Mario Tennis Aces, where she is still classified as an All-Around character. Like the previous installment, Daisy wears her shorts but this time she has a new pair of shoes and a wristband.
In Adventure Mode, Daisy firstly appears in the opening cutscene where Luigi, Wario and Waluigi get possessed by an ancient racket. Daisy, upon witnessing what happened, noted that Wario and Waluigi were even more suspicious than usual, and also suspected Toad of knowing something before enticing him to reveal this information. Successively, Daisy wants to help Mario to find Luigi, but Toad refuses to let her leave because according him, the mission is too dangerous for a "diplomat" and convinces her to stay in the stadium for the rest of their mission (and also citing that Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi would have used their absence to attack the stadium again). When Mario and Toad come back to the stadium and Lucien forces Mario to compete into the "Lucien Cup", Daisy and Peach face the corrupted Wario and Waluigi, who are empowered with portions of Bask's power by Aster earlier.
Unfortunately, although they defeat the pair, their victory proves short-lived when Bowser stealing Lucien. After Bowser takes his leave with Lucien and challenges Mario, Daisy makes clear that this was the main reason she hated Bowser. After Mario defeated the resulting fusion between the two, Bowcien, Wario and Waluigi expressed disappointment that they would not be able to become the best tennis players with Lucien, prompting Daisy to scold them both for not learning anything.
Mario Party series
Daisy makes 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 (except Mario Party Advance). She is the only character in the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games to not have her own board.
Daisy's most notable Mario Party appearance is in Mario Party 3. 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 afterward. 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, Daisy is one of the participants exploring the Party Cube which like previous installments included boards and corresponding minigames.
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 10, Daisy is playable in every mode aside amiibo Mode due to the lack of her own amiibo when the game was released.
In Mario Party: Star Rush, Daisy has the ability to cause flower buds to bloom, an ability she shares with Peach and Toadette. Additionally, Daisy has a special Dice Block named Friendly Dice Block. In Toad Scramble, when players have Daisy in the party, she can roll a 3, a 4, a 5, or a number corresponding to the current number of allies the player has to add to the player's total roll.
In Super Mario Party, Daisy's Dice Block has four 3's and two 4's.
In Mario Party Superstars, alongside Mario and the rest of the crew, Daisy is invited by Koopa Troopa to adventure beyond the Warp Pipe to determine a new Super Star.
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Daisy's debut appearance in the Mario Kart series was 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.
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.
Mario Kart Wii
Daisy appears as an unlockable character in Mario Kart Wii, and is in the Medium weight class. She can be unlocked by placing first in the 150cc Special Cup or by playing 2,850 races. Daisy's stat bonuses are Speed +4, Handling +2, and Mini-Turbo +3, making her the fastest Medium-weight character in the game. Like Peach and Rosalina, Daisy wears a new jumpsuit outfit whenever she drives a bike. Her infant counterpart, Baby Daisy, makes her first ever appearance in this game. The Star Cup features Daisy Circuit, a Daisy-themed seaside resort. Daisy is the staff ghost character for both this course and Coconut Mall.
The Prima game guide for Mario Kart Wii erroneously states that Mario and Luigi saved Daisy from Tatanga in Super Mario Land, though Luigi was not present in said game.
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 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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, Royal Raceway and Baby Park 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 Organization 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.
Daisy returns in the Nintendo Switch port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. She once again shares stats with Peach and Yoshi. The Sweet Sweet Kingdom has her emblem engraved on the track, and a portrait of her can be seen inside the castle.
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX
Daisy also appears in the arcade-exclusive Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, as a downloadable character. Here she is a cruiser type character, with average stats, tying with Mario, Luigi and Pac-Man.
Mario Kart Tour
Daisy reappears as a playable character in Mario Kart Tour, where she is available as a Super character. The Heart returns as Daisy's special item, as it does for Peach.
A Christmas version of her called Daisy (Holiday Cheer) was added on December 4, 2019 as part of the London Tour. She wears a red coat with white trimmings, as well as black leggings and red and white shoes, and her crown is replaced with a red beret with holly leaves (resembling Mrs. Claus). Her special item is the Lucky Seven.
A second variant called Daisy (Fairy) was added on May 6, 2020 as part of the Flower Tour. She wears a yellow top with green straps, a skirt shaped after a daisy with leaves and flowers on it, and a daisy crown. Additionally, she is barefoot and has a pair of yellow wings shaped after a butterfly. She maintains the Heart as her special item.
A third variant called Daisy (Yukata) was added on August 26, 2020 as part of the Summer Festival Tour. She wears an orange yukata with various ornaments such as white flowers and a cyan cloth, a Cheep Cheep mask, and a pair of orange and black shoes. Her special item is the Fire Flower.
A fourth variant called Daisy (Swimwear) was added on June 30, 2021 as part of the Summer Tour. She wears a one piece swimsuit with multiple orange and yellow frills shaped after flowers, a headband, and a pair of orange slippers with a daisy matching her broach and earrings. Her special item is the Triple Bananas.
A fifth variant called Daisy (Farmer) was added on April 20 2022 as part of the Amsterdam Tour. Her design is based on Peach's variant from Odyssey but it features an orange shirt, orange boots and a yellow bandana instead of a straw hat. Her special item is the Hammer.
A sixth variant called Daisy (Thai Dress) was added on June 29 2022 as part of the Bangkok Tour. She's wearing a Sbai which features a green and white top, a long skirt with flower patterns, a pair of white heels, various gold ornaments all over the outfit and a new crown with a big red gem in the middle. Her special item is the Coin Box.
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 mistakenly states that she appeared in Mario Golf for Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color due to a mistranslation; the Japanese description correctly states that she appeared in NES Open Tournament Golf, which is known as Mario Open Golf in Japan. 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 prior to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this one includes Daisy's floral motif on the costume as well as her tanned skin and wrist length gloves. Because the All-Star Mode character trophies utilize alternate palettes to represent the trophies, Daisy's color scheme was used for Peach's All-Star Mode trophy. Aside from this, her in-game depiction in NES Open Tournament Golf was partly used for another alternate costume of Peach's, more specifically her blue alternate costume.
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 and Super Smash Bros. for 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 the Super Smash Bros. series.
Additionally, a Daisy wig can be unlocked as an accessory for Mii Fighters.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Daisy appears for the first time in a Super Smash Bros. game as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, announced during the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct alongside fellow newcomers Inkling and Ridley. In the game, she is an "Echo Fighter" — one of seven designated fighters whose attacks and animations are derived from other fighters. In this case, Daisy is Peach's Echo Fighter; like certain other Echo Fighters (namely Richter and Dark Samus), Daisy's gameplay differences are barely noticeable, though she has several aesthetic differences, such as different animations for standing and running, and floral effects replacing Peach's heart effects. As a byproduct of being directly based on Peach, she performs moves that she has never used so far in the Mario series, such as the Floating Jump, and uses a Blue Toad for all her grabs as well as her standard special move. Like Peach, she plucks Vegetables from the ground for her down special move, which have varying damage outputs depending on their faces, with the small chance of plucking a Bob-omb or Mr. Saturn.
Like Rosalina, Bowser Jr., and the Koopalings, Daisy's voice clips in this game are recycled from various Mario games; for example, Daisy's on-screen appearance, floor attack, forward smash attack, and light knockback voices are taken from Mario Kart 8, the scream when she is hit by Shells in Mario Kart Wii is used when she is KO'd, and her falling scream from Mario Party 9 is used when she is star KO'd.
In the World of Light story mode, she is recruited at Dracula's Castle after her puppet fighter is defeated.
Daisy's Mii wig from the previous game returns, and is now available from the start.
Daisy is one of the two newcomers in this game without an introduction tagline (similar to Dark Pit in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U), with the other being Inkling. She is also the only newcomer in this game without a dedicated reveal video, as she was simply shown coinciding with the introduction of the term "Echo Fighter", and the explanation that both Dark Pit and Lucina would be classified as such in the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct.
Classic Mode route
Daisy's Classic Mode route has her battle princesses or any other form of female nobility, with the exceptions being Master Hand and Crazy Hand.
Mario Baseball series
Mario Superstar Baseball
Daisy appears in Mario Superstar Baseball, where she is 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. Her best stat is pitching with decent batting and average fielding, but is a bit slow.
Mario Super Sluggers
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, although her stamina is average and not as great as Birdo or Peach's.
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 on 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 afterward. 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 is introduced to the Mario Strikers series in the first installment, Super Mario Strikers. In this game, Daisy is an Offensive-type and wears an orange number "9" jersey. She possesses the ability to perform her Super Strike called Torpedo Strike.
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.
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
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Daisy appears as a Speed type character in both the Wii version and Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. In the Wii version, Daisy only makes a small appearance with the other athletes at the start of the opening.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Daisy returns as a Speed type playable character in both versions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, gaining a new winter outfit along with the other female playable characters. In the Wii version, Daisy appears in the opening competing in Giant Slalom and Short Track 1,000m, as well as with the other athletes at the start and female characters at the end. An outfit based on Daisy can also be bought for Miis to wear.
In the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Daisy appears in the Adventure Tours mode, where she is first unlocked in Blizland and being defeated by Blaze in Ultimate Figure Skating, and is later used to play the Chase off Kiki! minigame. Daisy is later used to complete the Short Track 500m and Intense Short Track missions run by Lakitu and unlock the Meteor Curling Stone. Daisy also appears in the ending with the other characters to celebrate Mario and Sonic's victory.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Daisy once again returns as a playable Speed type character in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, wearing her usual sports outfit for most events as well as her winter outfit for Equestrian Events and a new leotard for Gymnastics events that doubles as a swimming costume for Aquatics events. Daisy appears in the opening with all of the other athletes as well as competing in Beach Volleyball and Synchronized Swimming. An updated version of the Mii outfit with the summer design returns, and Daisy also appears as on of the characters that can be spoken to in London Party to earn stickers.
In the Nintendo 3DS version, Daisy is included in the Girls group, allowing her to only be played as in certain events. In the Story Mode, Daisy first appears investigating the Phantasmal Fog in Hyde Park with Amy, where they are attacked by Fog Imposters that eventually cause them to collapse. They are later found by Peach, Blaze and several Toads, and the group find Rouge, who thy help recover from being brainwashed. Rouge then leads them to the Fog machine and they clear the fog from the park, and decide to stay there to keep an eye on things. Daisy also calls Mario, Luigi, Sonic and Tails to support them when they face Bowser and Dr. Eggman, as well as appearing at the opening ceremony. In the Girls bonus episodes, Daisy checks in on her way to go shopping and invites Amy to come with her, but after being defeated by Peach she stays behind to help the group finish the invitations. Daisy helps to mail the invitations out, and suggests that the group go shopping to celebrate. A badge of Daisy can also be obtained from the badge machine.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
Daisy reappears as a Speed type character in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, once again using her winter outfit. The Mii costume based on her in the outfit also reappears.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Daisy appears as a speed type character again in the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Mii costumes based on both of her main outfits appear, however in this game the head and body parts must be collected separately. She also appears in the Nintendo 3DS version, where she is only playable in Football and Rhythmic Gymnastics. In the Road to Rio mode, Daisy appears as one of the main characters supporting the player in the Mario Story. Daisy is a playable Speed character in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition, with recommended events of Rhythmic Gymnastics and 100m Freestyle Swimming.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Daisy returns as a playable Speed type character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, where she wears several different outfits for different events. In the Story Mode, Daisy is one of the first characters to join Luigi and Tails in helping to rescue Mario and Sonic. She is also playable as a Speed type character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition.
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. Since the Super Mario Land games considered canon by Nintendo in second half of the 2015.
Mario Sports Superstars
For Daisy's involvement in Mario Sports Superstars, she is a Technique type character in most sports 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.
Dr. Mario World
Daisy was added to the roster of playable characters of Dr. Mario World along with Wario and Waluigi on 7th August 2019, just like every other playable doctor she can be obtained randomly in the Staffing menu of the game. For this game Daisy has received a new outfit which features a yellow lab coat with short sleeves, a white shirt, an orange skirt and a pair of white heels.
Her skill allows her to eliminate a specific object chosen by the player by tapping the object in question. Since version 2.3.0, the object(s) that is tapped will be cleared even if it requires multiple matches, such as any crate or objects in barrels. In stage mode, it's one object and an object must be tapped (empty spaces cannot be tapped). In versus mode, the area in which the skill clears differs in that it is increased based on level, where it targets a 1x1 area at level 1 and a 5x5 area at level 5. Prior to version 2.3.0, the skill's target is based on the top-left corner of the area but since then, it is based on the middle of the targeted area. Also in versus mode, when this skill is activated, the player can still move capsules around and tap the targeted area at a later time, potentially allowing for a consecutive use of this skill as only activating it will empty the skill meter.
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.
A Daisy-themed costume is featured in the Wii U port of Bayonetta. It is similar to the Princess Peach costume, but it features a mini Luigi plush decoration instead of a Mario one. This costume can also be unlocked in Bayonetta 2.
Daisy is featured as one of the Mario-themed character skins in the Super Mario Mash-up included with Minecraft.
A Daisy costume appears in Miitopia, which can be unlocked scanning her amiibo.
Although Daisy does not appear in Super Mario Odyssey, she is given a brief mention when scanning the Daisy amiibo in while talking to Uncle Amiibo. He will mention that Daisy is looking for clues on the Power Moon locations.
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 six 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. 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 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. In UNO Super Mario, Daisy is pictured on the 6 card. Daisy has two amiibo figurines; a Super Mario-series amiibo, that was revealed during E3 of 2016, and was released alongside Mario Party: Star Rush and a Super Smash Bros. series amiibo, that was initially revealed at the November 2018 Super Smash Bros. Direct and released in April of 2019.
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,
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 soundtrack for Super Mario Land released only in Japan, Daisy had her own song titled Oh! Daisy (Princess Daisy Theme).
Daisy has blue eyes, orange hair, and tan skin; her hair and skin color vary. She has an average weight and height compared to other Mario characters, being shorter than Peach but taller than Luigi, and generally being in the middle of weight classes in the Mario Kart series. From her debut in Super Mario Land to her trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the length of her hair was past her waist; as of Mario Party 4, her hair is now shoulder length. Her bangs are parted and she has a flipped hairstyle. She has round cheeks, a button nose, thin lips, wide hips and large, round eyes with blue irises and with two thick, black lashes on the sides. Additionally, Daisy is described as being young.
Daisy's appearance has been revised over time. In Super Mario Land, her hair extended past her waist, her crown was red, she had black eyes and jewels, and her dress had a white waistband and dollop pattern. In NES Open Tournament Golf, Daisy sported an athletic mini-dress, wore yellow ballet flats, had blue eyes and jewels, and like Peach, she did not wear a crown. Presumably due to graphic limitations in the game, she was depicted with a blue dress in-game, and was also depicted as a blonde, although her character artwork nonetheless depicted her in her usual colors. In Mario Tennis, Daisy's hair was darkened, and she had a darker skin tone in the game's artwork. Daisy wore orange and yellow sneakers in this game, and she did not wear a crown once more; Peach did, however. In Mario Party 3, Daisy's darker skin tone was applied in-game, and she wore her full-dress and crown again. Her crown now had a yellow jewel on the front and blue jewels on the sides, and she wore orange heels. In artwork, Daisy's crown was pink and her jewels were blue. In-game, her crown was red and her jewels were green. This appearance was depicted again in Super Smash Bros. Melee; along with the rose crown and green jewels. With the graphical changes from the Nintendo 64 to the Nintendo GameCube, starting with Mario Party 4, Daisy's appearance changed further and established a more consistent design for her. The design reestablished Daisy's light skin-tone, replaced her hair with a shorter style and depicted her with a shorter stature; also new were the gold crown and the primary main dress design for Daisy with orange accents.
Daisy is represented by the colors yellow, orange, and green. She usually wears a yellow, floor-length gown with white and orange accents. It has puffed sleeves with white, petal-shaped openings, a white, petal-shaped collar, orange panniers at the waist, and two rows of orange frills at the base; in some games, there's a white petticoat underneath. Her accessories include short, white gloves with petal-shaped openings, orange high heels, a gold crown with red jewels on the sides, flower-shaped earrings, and a flower-shaped brooch; her jewelry is coordinated with green gems and white, petal-shaped rims. During the Nintendo 64 era, her dress had a white band at the waist, and a unique white pattern on the base; additionally, her crown was red and her jewelry varied in color.
In NES Open Tournament Golf, she wore a sundress that's similar overall to her usual dress, although it had a miniskirt, and she lacked a crown. In-game, however, she was depicted as wearing a blue dress as well as blonde, presumably due to graphic limitations.
For Daisy's official re-entry into the Mario series overall in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64, Daisy wears a tennis outfit similar to Peach's; however, the design itself matches Daisy's classic main dress that she wore since her debut in Super Mario Land. Aside from this, she also wore a variation of this dress that had the yellow and white colors being replaced with lavender and indigo, respectively, when used in Short Game mode for Mario Tennis. When the GameCube Mario installments came around, her modern/current sports attire started to make their debut appearances as well. Daisy's primary athletic wear is a two-piece outfit, introduced in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. It includes a yellow tank top with her flower brooch, orange shorts, and tennis shoes with mid-height white 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 two orange accents at the bottom resembling the ruffles on her usual gown. This outfit was first an unlockable alternative to her two-piece athletic uniform and was later used as her primary athletic wear in Mario Tennis Open and Mario Golf: World Tour.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, she wears an outfit similar to her regular athletic outfit; the tank top now has white accents on the sides and bares her midriff, while the shorts are a bit darker and longer and come with yellow accents. This outfit receives some minor additions depending on the sport, such as a brown harness belt in the Sport Climbing and Archery events, or burnt orange knee-high socks in Football and Rugby Sevens.
In Super Mario Strikers, Daisy wears a two-piece soccer uniform that bares her midriff. In Mario Strikers Charged, she dons added armor to the outfit due to the game's intensity. The uniform includes numerous flower patterns and is available in two colors. The first is mostly orange while the alternate is mostly emerald 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/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Daisy wears a jumpsuit when riding motorbikes instead of karts, and also on ATVs in the latter two titles. Daisy's jumpsuit is white with yellow as a secondary color. It includes a yellow scarf and a yellow heart graphic on the back. It features white-rimmed yellow elbow-length gloves, similar to Princess Peach's regular gloves, and matching knee-high boots in yellow with white trim and soles. In Mario Kart 8, the white on her jumpsuit is now a yellowish-white color.
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.
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 that also functions as a swimsuit; she is seen wearing this for the gymnastic and aquatic events in these installments.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, similar to Princess Peach, although technically not an alternate outfit, Daisy's standard dress was modified to feature gold, flame-like designs as well as silk extensions near the bottom of her skirt, plus similar flame-like designs near her brooch, as well frills at the front of her skirt that split down the legs, flame-like designs near these frills, as well as pink and red portions of the bottom portions of the skirt, plus a silk front near the brooch. She was also shown to have slight flower patterns on her gloves. She also had seven different colorizations of her dress, including one that was primarily green with yellow panniers and a reddish-purple center in her flower brooch and earrings, as well as the forward jewel of her crown (reminiscent of Princess Peach's appearance in the main menu of NES Open Tournament Golf); a pink dress with red panniers and purple centers for her brooch and earrings; a blue dress with purple panniers as well as a dark green center for her various jewelry (reminiscent of Daisy's appearance in the main menu of NES Open Tournament Golf); a red dress with gray panniers, black frills and gloves, and brown jewels; a violet dress with light blue panniers and magenta jewels (reminiscent of Daisy's alternate costume in Mario Tennis), and an all-white dress with gray jewelry (referencing a wedding dress and complimenting Peach's white alternate costume); and a black dress with green panniers as well as amber jewelry (resembling her in-game monochromatic appearance in Super Mario Land).
In Mario Kart Tour, as "Daisy (Holiday Cheer)", Daisy wears a red mini-dress with white trimmings and buttons. Her crown is replaced with a red beret with holly leaves, and she has black leggings with white-and-red colored shoes, befitting the Christmas aspect of the London Tour. Likewise, as "Daisy (Fairy)", Daisy as implied by the name of the outfit wears a yellow sundress modeled after flowers with green straps, plants with green leaves near the waist as well as pink and white flowers, with a white flower crown and yellow butterfly wings similar to common depictions of fairies. She is also barefoot in this attire. Her Yukata outfit shares a few similarities to Princess Peach's Kimono outfit, barring that it was colored orange with white streaks and scale designs, as well as possessing a blue sash in contrast to Peach's pink and red designs, and also featuring a Cheep-Cheep-themed mask. As "Daisy (Swimwear)", Daisy wears a frilly one-piece swimsuit of yellow and orange patterns, with the frills resembling flower petals. She also wore a yellow and orange striped thin hairbow and matching flip-flops, which have fasteners on them that resemble her flower broach and earrings. As "Daisy (Farmer)", she wears an orange-yellow long-sleeve shirt, with overalls similar to Peach's in Super Mario Odyssey. As "Daisy (Thai Dress)", she wears a sabai.
Daisy is portrayed as a tomboy with an extroverted personality and a tough demeanor. She can be described as spunky, energetic, loud, cheerful, and confident. In the song Save Me With Your Charm, she was shown to speak with a British accent, although in later appearances, 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. Unlike Peach, 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, with orange being her favorite. She likes to go shopping and dine at fine restaurants, but gladly passes up such enjoyments to train instead.
Daisy is also portrayed as a champion. In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, she seems to be an expert on skating sports; at the point, she was the only one who managed to beat Lakitu's missions. In Mario Strikers Charged, she won the Brick Wall Award for four consecutive years, and five after beating her challenge. In Mario Party 3, she said that she had never lost before, not even with her father.
Daisy has claimed to be clumsy. She fell off stage while receiving her trophy in Mario Tennis, she needs help after becoming lost in the Remix 10 pipe in Super Mario Run, and admits to being absentminded while waiting for her turn in Fortune Street.
Daisy will use her charms and tough temper to get what she wants. In Mario Party 3, she flirts with the Millennium Star to get the Beauty Stamp, and she swats Bowser into the sky when he gets in her way.
In Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged, her personality is heightened. She celebrates scoring by showboating; throwing herself on the ground as she pumps her arms, brushing her shoulders off, and making a sizzling sound as she presses a finger to her backside. She responds to opponents scoring by trying to hide her injuries, and she crosses her arms and taps her foot disapprovingly at her teammates, who cower in response to her wrath. In Mario Tennis Aces, she largely has the same personality traits as before, although she does show some lack of confidence after witnessing Lucien's possessing Wario, Waluigi, and Luigi, even believing they may not even be able to beat Lucien due to its powers. She also showed some common sense, as she immediately suspected Toad knew more than he let on about Lucien and demanded he tell the truth, and later scolded Wario and Waluigi for even considering getting Lucien again after Mario beat Bowcien, especially after what happened to them earlier.
In Fortune Street, Daisy's personality is more heavily explored with the robust amount of dialogue among characters. She is shown to be impulsive and excitable, eager to take on big challenges and try new things; like scaling the Colossus and riding the flying train at the Observatory. She considers becoming a professional athlete when tasked to pick a new trade-in Alltrades Abbey, and she repeatedly remarks on wanting to take home cute creatures like Yoshi and Slime to have as pets. Daisy is shown to be domineering and direct to others, teasing and bossing Luigi around when his shops are not large enough. She also talks down to enemies like Wario, Waluigi, and Bowser, refusing to congratulate their success and criticizing their shops, believing they would use foul play. The same game also shows she's not above pitching a fit or forcing others to pay up to allow her to get an expensive item at her request, based on some of her comments. She also implies that she has a bit of a ruthless side, as she makes clear that she's willing to "fight dirty" despite her status as a princess when warning others to not underestimate her. It is also hinted in her bio for Mario Party 3 as well as her comments to Birdo that she is a bit vain regarding her appearance.
Powers and abilities
Overall, Princess Daisy is usually 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, wall kick, and ground pound, as well being able to jump in midair in Super Mario Run. She has also been occasionally shown to have a strong swing, having the longest non-star drive of any human player in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.
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.
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 fist in them to punch the ball towards the goal during her Crystallized Daisy Mega Strike.
In Mario Party 3, she was shown to have enough physical strength to effortlessly send Bowser flying into the sky with a single slap.
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 her Mario Power Tennis victory scene, Daisy says, "Thanks, sweetie," to Luigi, and he gawks at her skating prowess. 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 there is a giant, golden statue on Daisy Circuit that shows the two holding hands and dancing together, along with another of them as babies. 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 says she feels disappointed and thinks he can do better: "Luigi, Luigi, Luigi... I'm disappointed! You could make this shop so much bigger!" Daisy and Luigi are seen walking together in Mario Party: Island Tour. The official Mario Party 4 guide states that Luigi has a crush on Daisy.[page number needed] In Mario Tennis Aces, Daisy is shown to be worried for Luigi when he disappears with Wario and Waluigi after being corrupted by Lucien, telling Mario "Please... just bring Luigi back safely!"
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". Her bio from the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games says she makes plans to go shopping with Peach in her downtime. In the Prima guides for Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii, Daisy is incorrectly stated to be Peach's cousin, a claim that has not been confirmed by Nintendo. Before her official return in Mario Tennis and by extension, the start of Peach and Daisy's friendship, a 4-Koma segment of the manga Super Mario Kun depicted Daisy as being a rival of Peach, with the latter being jealous enough of Mario giving Daisy constant attention that she threw a mushroom at him in anger.
Daisy and Mario are also shown to be on friendly terms. Early supplemental material for Super Mario Land such as the Super Game Boy Player's Guide indicates that Mario had romantic feelings for Daisy, although outside of a heart that appears between them after Mario rescues Daisy from Tatanga, Mario and Daisy have not even shown any particularly friendly interactions until Mario Tennis Aces. In Mario Party 6, Mario and Daisy are given the team name "Nice Couple" when paired together, while they have neutral player chemistry in Mario Superstar Baseball or its sequel. In Mario Tennis Aces, she offered to come with Mario to help him save Luigi and also was the first to tell them about the flier. Also, she made clear that Mario beat Lucien anyway despite the racket's fearsome powers when reminding Waluigi and Wario about how the greedy duo caused disaster from the last time they tried to get Lucien.
Birdo appears to be a good friend of Daisy. In Fortune Street Daisy shares a friendly joke with Birdo when the latter is close to victory or Daisy swaps shops with her: "I'd give you a blue ribbon for first place, Birdo, but somehow I think you'd prefer a pink ribbon! Hee hee!". They show good chemistry in Super Mario Sluggers, and in Mario Party 8 their team name is "Gallopin' Gal Pals". In Mario Tennis, Birdo is Daisy's Doubles Partner. She also was seen partnering up with Rosalina for the tennis bout in Mario Sports Superstars, hinting at good ties between them.
Daisy is also shown to be great friends with Amy Rose and Blaze the Cat from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. She and Peach are seen next to them in the opening of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games with she and Blaze bonding in Ultimate Figure Skating. In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, she and Amy are often seen hanging out together as close friends.
Daisy and Waluigi have been portrayed as having a bad relationship, with several games depicting Daisy's interactions with Waluigi as 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 is not surprised that the shop belongs to him, while when she lands on an average shop, she asks why she needs to stop here and she feels disgusted. In Mario Tennis Aces, she felt Waluigi and Wario were more suspicious than usual, and also scolded them when they implied wanting to use Lucien again so they would become strong tennis players, especially when Mario already beat Lucien despite its ferocious abilities anyway.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for 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 a "poser" as well as "lame". In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Wendy has Daisy as one of her rivals.
Daisy, like any friend of Mario, has an antagonistic relationship with Bowser. With a surprising amount of strength, she smacks the Koopa King into the sky in Mario Party 3, and refers to him as a misfit in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games after he and Dr. 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 or significance in Bowser. If Bowser is about to win the game, Daisy says she refuses to congratulate Bowser "no matter how awesome he did". Bowser, likewise, denigrates Daisy's efforts, seeing her as lower than Peach in Fortune Street. In Mario Tennis Aces, she indicates that one of the biggest reasons she loathes Bowser is because of his willingness to cause conflicts or even worsen them just to settle his arch-rivalry with Mario, especially when Bowser tries empowering himself by stealing Lucien and the Power Stones while she, Peach, and Mario were dealing with the possessed Wario, Waluigi, and Luigi. After witnessing Lucien possess them, as well as learning its possible origin, she was shown to be very disturbed by the racket and was somewhat shaken even after its ultimate destruction.
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
Daisy is voiced/portrayed by the following:
Names in other languages