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Princess Peach


Game Series Mario series
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Japanese Name: ピーチ
Occupation: ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Weapon(s): Parasol, Frying Pan
Creator(s): Shigeru Miyamoto
Voice Actor(s): Jeannie Elias (TV) (1989-1990)
Tracey Moore (TV) (1990-1991)
Jocelyn Benford (Hotel Mario)
Leslie Swan (VG) (1996-1999; 2004)
Asako Kozuki (Mario Party and Mario Party 2)
Jen Taylor (VG) (1999-2005; 2006)
Nicole Mills (VG) (2005-present)
Dear Mario, please come to the castle. I've baked a cake for you. Yours truly, Princess Toadstool...Peach.
~ Peach, Super Mario 64.

Princess Peach Toadstool is the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and Mario's girlfriend. She usually plays the role of damsel-in-distress, being kidnapped by Bowser frequently. However, she also appears in the Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Mario sports games as a playable character.


The character first appeared as a princess (as Mario went from carpenter to plumber to hero) in Super Mario Bros. named Princess Toadstool. In Super Mario 64, Princess Toadstool was named again to Princess 'Peach' Toadstool, implying that Toadstool is her surname, and Peach is her informal name that Mario refers to her by now that they are acquainted. From then on, she has just been called Peach.

There was confusion over whether or not Daisy was one of Peach's different names, but Princess Daisy has become her own character. In all remakes of games that have Pauline, she is replaced with Princess Peach.

Peach first became playable in Super Mario Bros. 2. Her unique ability to hold the jump button and float on air made her a very good character for beginners. She is also always playable in the Mario Kart series as one of the lighter and faster characters. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars she was the party's primary healer, and could also attack with Bob-ombs and frying pans. She is also the main character in the Nintendo DS game Super Princess Peach.

Super Smash Bros. series

Peach SSB

Peach as she appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee

In the Super Smash Bros. series she was able to use almost every ability she had been given in previous games. Many of these abilities, however, were not unique to her, but from the engine of the games she starred in. For example, one of her powers is to pluck a turnip (from Super Mario Bros. 2), or swing a club (from Mario Golf), but none of these abilities are unique to her, as anyone in Super Mario Bros. 2 could pluck turnips, and anyone from Mario Golf could swing a club.

Though her move set was a little forced, and her utility was limited to annoying evasive strategies, many players appreciate her presence in new games. Peach is slowly becoming less of a damsel in distress, and more of an actual character.


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