Gauging Popular Opinions (Current: Current Lineage of modern DK)

Status of the current Donkey Kong?

  • Grown-up Donkey Kong Jr.

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • Son of Donkey Kong Jr. (a.k.a. Donkey Kong the Third)

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Other (please specify)

    Votes: 2 18.2%

  • Total voters
    11
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winstein

Justice is not limited, it is a universal quality
The point of this thread is that there is a poll for a limited time (probably around a week), in order to gather votes on which opinions are popular. I am not sure how long I will do this, but I hope that there are enough votes, or if I have enough topics to keep this going. The main difference between this and the Mario Wiki poll is that the options are more limited, in order to more accurately gauge which opinion is popular.

When voting, please be honest with what you pick, so as to NOT engineer a desired outcome (probably to uphold that a certain opinion is unpopular).

For the first poll, it will be about Mario and Luigi!

Thank you for reading.

  1. Mario or Luigi? (25% - 75%, in favour of Luigi)
  2. 2D platformers / 3D platformers? (45% votes / 95% votes)
  3. Favourite Super Mario themes:
    • Overworld Votes: 15 (88.2%)
    • Underground Votes: 6 (35.3%)
    • Underwater Votes: 7 (41.2%)
    • Castle Votes: 0 (0.0%)
    • Peach's Theme Votes: 3 (17.6%)
  4. Favourite Koopaling(s):
    1. Ludwig von Koopa Votes: 12 (50.0%)
    2. Lemmy Koopa Votes: 10 (41.7%)
    3. Morton Koopa Jr Votes: 7 (29.2%)
    4. Iggy Koopa Votes: 6 (25.0%)
    5. Wendy Koopa Votes: 6 (25.0%)
    6. Roy Koopa Votes: 6 (25.0%)
    7. Larry Koopa Votes: 3 (12.5%)
  5. Opinion on Bowser kidnapping Peach plot:
    1. I prefer a twist even if it played straight initially. Votes: 6 (26.1%)
    2. It got tiresome. A change of pace is needed. Votes: 6 (26.1%)
    3. I have no opinion. Votes: 5 (21.7%)
    4. I like the Bowser villainy part, but not the "Peach being kidnapped" part. Votes: 4 (17.4%)
    5. I love this tradition! Votes: 1 (4.3%)
    6. I like the "Peach being kidnapped" part, but not from Bowser. Votes: 1 (4.3%)
    7. I prefer if this is happened later, after a different beginning. Votes: 0 (0.0%)
  6. Opinion on Super Mario Bros. 2 being Different:
    1. I would love another Mario game like it! Votes: 6 (35.3%)
    2. I would love its elements to be implemented in a traditional 2D Mario game. Votes: 4 (23.5%)
    3. I am impartial on it, but wouldn't mind its gameplay or its elements. Votes: 3 (17.6%)
    4. I am not fond of how different it is from the traditional 2D Mario game. Votes: 3 (17.6%)
    5. I would love another game like it, except not as a Mario game. Votes: 1 (5.9%)
    6. I am indifferent on it, but would prefer that this game's elements aren't called back. Votes: 0 (0.0%)
  7. Opinion on Mario and Sonic rivalry:
    1. Disliked the idea that there is a need for competition between the two series. Votes: 9 (64.3%)
    2. Didn't understand the point of this rivalry, nor do I have an opinion on this. Votes: 4 (28.6%)
    3. It's refreshing that there was some rivalry for Mario, even when not invested in this type of tensi Votes: 1 (7.1%)
    4. Loved how fierce the competition and comparisons got between the two series, even till now. Votes: 0 (0.0%)
  8. Favourite Mario Sports series:
    1. Tennis Votes: 12 (66.7%)
    2. Golf Votes: 7 (38.9%)
    3. Olympics Votes: 6 (33.3%)
    4. Baseball Votes: 5 (27.8%)
    5. Others (found in Sports Mix or Sports Superstars) Votes: 4 (22.2%)
    6. Football/Soccer (Strikers) Votes: 2 (11.1%)
    7. Basketball Votes: 2 (11.1%)
    8. Dancing (DDR) Votes: 2 (11.1%)
  9. Favourite regular power-ups in 2D games:
 
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Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
Luigi is the more interesting character than Mario but the only reason I'm voting for him is that he's the adult version of Baby Luigi.
 

Kersti

YoshiFlutterJump
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I am one to believe that there is no Mario without Luigi, and there is no Luigi without Mario. It's tough to pick one I like more. Luigi's probably the more interesting character, but I usually find myself choosing to play as Mario even when Luigi is a choice. So I really have no idea.
 

Paper Mario the First

He is the one and only....
I like Mario more than Luigi but I like Mario + Luigi even more

I fail to see how Luigi is any more interesting as he's a one note character, as one-note as Mario with jarring inconsistencies between Paper Mario and pretty much every other game.

They're interesting as a twin pair however
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
I like Mario more than Luigi but I like Mario + Luigi even more

I fail to see how Luigi is any more interesting as he's a one note character, as one-note as Mario with jarring inconsistencies between Paper Mario and pretty much every other game.

They're interesting as a twin pair however
Luigi's Mansion 3 alone was good enough. Mario appeared in 5 billion games yet none of them matches how Luigi was portrayed in that title alone. You could make the argument in hypotheticals that what if Mario had his own game developed by NGL but until that actually happens, I rest my case.
 

Ninja Squid

Don't get ninja'd!
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Luigi.

I just like Luigi more, I always feel like even though he seems overshadowed by Mario, he have a more fleshed out personnality in my opinion. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (best M&L game imo), and Luigi's Mansion 3 portrays Luigi very well.
 

Dr. Eggman

This is so embarrassing!
I normally try to play as Luigi in main series games, though has to more to do with the fact that he controls differently allowing to weird stuff with jumps (e.g. his backflip un 64DS). I can’t think of any games where they play the same off the top of my head, maybe 3?

If I were to choose based on personality then I’d probably say Mario, there’s a charm to his ability to find joy in a lot of things, yet still be serious when he needs to.

Never really got the argument that Luigi is “more relatable” or whatever. Like, his personality is that he gets scared easily (unless you’re playing Smash then his personality is just weird), that’s not relatable, that’s just a one dimensional character who gets scared easily. I’m not saying Mario isn’t one dimensional either, there both as bad as each other in this regard, which is my point, Luigi is no better then Mario in terms of personality.

I’ll be honest, I feel Luigi is somewhat unimportant. He wasn’t in Odyssey and I didn’t notice or really care until they added him in, and if they didn’t add him I probably could’ve gone with them not adding him. I guess this adds to the idea that he’s an underdog? I don’t really feel he’s this “underdog” when he’s consistently the character who the second most playable, only not being playable when there are no other options. Plus, he always seems like the far more popular character with fans, that doesn’t seem like an “underdog” to me.
 

Paper Mario the First

He is the one and only....
Never really got the argument that Luigi is “more relatable” or whatever. Like, his personality is that he gets scared easily (unless you’re playing Smash then his personality is just weird), that’s not relatable, that’s just a one dimensional character who gets scared easily. I’m not saying Mario isn’t one dimensional either, there both as bad as each other in this regard, which is my point, Luigi is no better then Mario in terms of personality.
I think Luigi reflects the introverted, insecure demographic of those that play video games compared to Mario's outgoing and confident air hence more people find him relatable. They project a component of their personality on to him even though they have personalities as thin as Goomba pancake
 

winstein

Justice is not limited, it is a universal quality
I’ll be honest, I feel Luigi is somewhat unimportant. He wasn’t in Odyssey and I didn’t notice or really care until they added him in, and if they didn’t add him I probably could’ve gone with them not adding him. I guess this adds to the idea that he’s an underdog? I don’t really feel he’s this “underdog” when he’s consistently the character who the second most playable, only not being playable when there are no other options. Plus, he always seems like the far more popular character with fans, that doesn’t seem like an “underdog” to me.
Similar to this, I felt that, because there aren't many game plots revolving around Luigi getting kidnapped (Mario Tennis Aces comes close) compared to how there are games that revolve around rescuing Mario (e.g.: Mario is Missing!, Luigi's Mansion series, Super Princess Peach), Luigi is not exactly as "important" as Mario. The most that happened are basically on a chapter basis, and sometimes Luigi played decoy.

Thank you for reading.
 

ZelenPixel

zelen the actual spore creature
i have a slight preference for luigi but i love them both near equally honestly
anyway luigi always felt to me like the most loved character in the whole fandom so ots no surprise hes getting more votes here lmao
 

Sweetie Belle

"It's not chaos, you dodo!"
A game where he spends the vast majority of it either not doing anything, or isn't even himself?
well just like when i first played spm he really impressed me with his bravery at first and then i was really anxious about him when he got hypnotised. then mr l came out of nowhere and it was really cool and funny. then he got obliterated by dimentio and i was like WHAT?!? then he woke up and i'm like "oh poor luigi" and then he gets really brave and its so sad when dimentio kills him again.

and then he was the final boss

and then my mind exploded
 

Paper Pokey

Paperize me, Captain!
Ah, yes, Luigi. The scaredy brave underdog with a sophistication in interior design and as a casino host, with an idealising supportive love for his older brother. He has been the voice of younger siblings everywhere.

But alas, my heart like Luigi, is also for his older brother. Mario, the vibrantly optimistic man of both sophistication and silliness, and not afraid to get down and dirty for helping others in his undying love of making sure that everyone has a good time, he's dressed for all occasions. A great leader and role model, especially for children.

He is, in a manner of speaking, an embodiment of fun and good times.
 
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El Gran Gordo

Algún problema, señorita?
I'd vote for both of em equally.

But since you ask, I'll choose Mario. Sassy, outgoing man with a lot more games and history where he's done crazy shit than Luigi (what games have referee, toy company owner, Vietnam soldier, spaceship pilot Luigi?).

His voice is also a tiny itty little bit more charming, even if Luigi's yells are godly. It's like the voice of a caring uncle, or something. His demeanor helps too.

He's also more mature than he is, and always treats his foes and opponents happily or with respect.

I swear to god Mario can have a game where they flesh him out more like Luigi's too. We just... haven't seen it idk. Give the guy some more time ok?
 
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Paper Mario the First

He is the one and only....
why does everyone think mario lacks a personality.. sure its not shown off as well but he does have one for sure
Maybe Mario doesn't display vulnerabilities like Luigi can so he comes off as less relatable

I'd like to see Mario with vulnerabilities but without going against his character. Maybe Mario hides them better than Luigi, and we see this when he thinks no one is looking

But again Bowser and Wario don't show vulnerabilities and people say they have personalities
 

Sweetie Belle

"It's not chaos, you dodo!"
mario amazes me with his braveness. like even when he's fighting a hugely beefed up version of fawful inside bowser's gut and the world depends on it he's not afraid
 

Ray Trace

You have entered the comedy area.
But again Bowser and Wario don't show vulnerabilities and people say they have personalities
Both of them have giant egos that make them amusing. Bowser has his dialogue from Mario Party while Wario fudges up WarioWare instruction booklets. Still more amusing than whatever Mario has done.
 
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