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When I first saw this article, I almost thought there shouldn't even be an article. This was becuase of the fact that there was only three section. Now that Sonic has his own legitimate article, there is only two sections making a somewhat unneeded srticle. This is because of the lack of sections needed for a list. Brawlslce.gifA fan of Yoshi | Here

Max2 nope. you could add more... but...


For the fortnight of April 9th through April 23rd this is the collaboration of the fortnight!SaudyTalk!

I love that word -- fortnight. :P Sounds so olden-days like.
As for Cameos to be placed here, is this just characters from other, non-Mario, games, or all games (such as Bow's appearance in the end of PM:TTYD, though she wasn't in the game)?
~ ‎ Luigi hc ‎

I'm thinking non-Mario games. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 19:25, 9 April 2007 (EDT)

just the characters who have minor appearences in a game. Max2 that are not Mario characters.


just as I was about to... anyway Awesome!!! you see, hc, this is what belongs here. small cameos that don't fit in articles. Bow's cameo can go in her page (if it's not already there) Max2 (talk)

Link & R.O.B.[edit]

Both Link and R.O.B. have there own pages. They are both playable characters. Playable characters are not "camoes", they should be removed here.

As well, only cameos of someone who doesn't deserve to get his own page should go here. - Cobold


Great Gonzo

Perhaps this article should be titled "List of Minor Cameos". Or maybe links should be provided to cameo characters of major importance who have their own pages. -- Son of Suns

Why don't we just keep it like this, with Main article: Whatev (of course, not random , not Whatev) Max2 (talk)

We put the main article is Purple Yoshi? Lol, just kidding. Anyway, yeah, that would be a good idea. Full Metal MoogleKirbyWalk.gif

Or, we continue what has already been started and Link the section title. Max2 (talk)

I suggest we group Super Smash Bros. cameos into one section. Since they weren't technically in a Mario game, I don't think every character that appears in Super Smash Bros. deserve their own section. And also, the R.O.B. from Star Fox isn't the same R.O.B. in Mario Kart.
I am Confused 18:10, 17 April 2007 (EDT)

A SSB section is a good idea. We could do the same for DK, Yoshi, and Wario as well, if wanted. The ROB from Star Fox is not the same ROB from Mario Kart 64. The ROB from Mario Kart 64 was originally an accesory for the NES. However, I'm sure the name ROB from Star Fox 64 is a reference to the original ROB. -- Son of Suns

Big the Cat[edit]

I just noticed, Big the Cat is not only in the background of the Athletics events, but he also appears at the start of the Rowing event. Does that mean he is a referee, not just a random NPC making a cameo? If so, I'll get to the article right away! My Bloody Valentine

Bruce Lee and Annette Funicello[edit]

Just a little inconsistency here: Bruce Lee is featured here from his Super Mario RPG appearance, but Annette Funicello is an implied character. I believe both persons can be considered both implied characters and cameos, particularly Annette, because she was mentioned in the Super Show!, which took place in the Real World from time to time. So, we should probably put them both on both lists, but that doesn't solve the problem of where their names should redirect. Thoughts? Stumpers! 01:52, 4 January 2008 (EST)

The contest[edit]

I cant seem to find the article anywhere and i know its on here. I want to link it to some of the Sonic and Earthworm Jim stuff. By The Contest i mean the challenge that Cranky Kong made to see who was the best video game hero.
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Is this supposed to be organized alphabetically, some other way, or does it not matter? Redstar 10:48, 17 December 2009 (EST)

It doesn't look like it. Hello, I'm Time Turner.


I was just looking through the Wiki Maintenance categories and wondering what should happen to all the redirects to this article. Bruce Lee, Flicky, Fuwa, Navi, Beibei, Jingling, Huanhuan, Yingying, Nini, Perfect Chaos, Chaos and Fairy aren't listed in the article at all anymore while Earthworm Jim and Samurai Goroh only have things related to them listed here, imo making it a bit nonsensical to have those redirect here since there is no information about the actual characters in this article at all. Should all of those redirects be deleted, should some be changed to redirect somewhere else, or should they just continue to redirect here?--vellidragon 11:10, 31 March 2010 (EDT)

Delete them all. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Cameo is misused[edit]

A cameo appearance is when a character from one series briefly appears in another, unrelated series. Now go to the article and count how many actual cameos are there. So, should we change the name or should we keep "Cameo" as the article name, albeit is being misused? Hello, I'm Time Turner.

The current title is not especially offensive, but if it really, absolutely, vitaly needs chaning, I think "References to other works in the Mario series" could be decent (probably a bit too wordy, though). --Glowsquid 18:23, 2 March 2011 (EST)
I created a References in the Mario series page without being aware that this one existed, and am posting a TPP for this to be merged with that article. Meta KnightonHalberd.jpg

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I read here that Gobi, a camel in Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie appears in Donkey Kong 64. I, however, have not played the game, so I do not know if this information is true, or false. Mirai Moon

Mario 3D land?[edit]

another Zelda reference is in mario 3d land. when you complete a puzzle in level 5-2 which requires a fire flower, the zelda discovery meldey plays.
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Merge with References in the Mario series[edit]

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merge 7-0
A while ago I created a page entitled 'References in the Mario series' because I thought that there were no pages listing things from other media that made appearances in the Mario series. On that article's talk page Mario jc pointed out that the cameos page existed. I'm not placing this TPP here just because I want to keep my article. As brought up by Green Disaster in one of the above section, the title of cameos isn't really suitable for information such as a theme from the legend of zelda being played at some point. Therefore I propose that the two pages be merged.

Proposer: Commander Code-8 (talk)
Deadline: June 1, 2012, 23:59 GMT


  1. Commander Code-8 (talk) For extremely obvious reasons
  2. Humbug (talk) "References in the Mario series" is a more general term, so merging the cameos page into is fine with me.
  3. New Super Yoshi (talk) Cameos is just a smaller version of References in the Mario Series.
  4. Mario jc (talk) Per all
  5. Mario4Ever (talk) Per Humbug.
  6. Lakituthequick (talk) Per all.
  7. Fawfulfury65 (talk) Per all.



The article you created still needs a lot more work. Perhaps you could put off on this proposal until you finish your article? GreenDisaster 19:42, 18 May 2012 (EDT)

Two things about that: 1. some of the information related to this subject is in both articles and 2. the last time I checked the history for references in the mario series I was the only contributor. Help would be great. Commander Code-8 (talk)