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My Ideal Mario Kart 8 Roster by JamesmanTheRegenold My Ideal Mario Kart 8 Roster by JamesmanTheRegenold
Search your feelings, you know it to be true . . .

Anyway, felt like killing some time and do something that should've been done sooner.
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Julia-BM Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would give Pauline a ponytail (Since her hair is the same length as Peach's)

I would just have Captain Syrup instead of the Hammer Bro, so Waluigi would stay. Waluigi Dab Emoticon 
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Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist
I wouldn't take out Waluigi, but overall it is a much better roster than the one we got. Also, on a similar note, E. Gadd and Goomba need to be playable.
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BooDestroyer89 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
I've always wanted a Hammer Bro, Magikoopa, and Nabbit to be playable in Mario Kart. But eh, I don't know about Pauline.

It is weird how Bowser Jr. and Diddy aren't in this too.
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Iwatchcartoons715 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Now looking back at this pictures and my comment, I actually agree with this roster. I don't Baby Peach is a better choice than Baby Luigi, but I think they're equally good.

I also feel better about wiggler in Mario Kart 7. I think my main problem with playable lakitu was that Mario Kart 8 was filled with a lot of characters that were too similar to major characters that were already in the game and in a way, lakitu was also that. If the roster was more like this, I now think he would be a better inclusion.

Mario Kart 8 really didn't hold back on adding more clones. There's now 10 characters that are alternate versions of existing characters, not including Koopalings.
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Hoshi-no-Kaabii Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd put Waluigi over Baby Peach and Tatanga & Wart over Lakitu and Hammer Bros, but everything else I agree, especially Cpt Syrup.
(Geno & Mallow would be great too but square enix blah blah).
EDIT: I'd also consider Toadette, Toadsworth and Prof. E. Gadd to be honest.
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Mechayoshi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Nice but, in your dreams! Also, a smash ball?!?
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PhineasBettyFan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Honestly I'd take Baby Yoshi from Yoshi's Story over the adult Daisy anytime. I seriously HATE that girl...
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Juliotheblisseyfan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student Photographer
I hate you.motherfu..er
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neder3069 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, even though I don't like Waluigi all that much,

I think he can be considered a sort of main character,
so he really shouldn't be kicked out of the roster, in my opinion.

I really like how you added Kamek, Hammer Bro, and Pauline, though.

I'm a bit skeptical about Nabbit being in there, and I also like how Diddy Kong's in there, too.

Same with Bowser Jr. (er, Baby Bowser?) 

But overall, great work on this! ^^
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TurtleLover1999 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
0/10 no waluigi
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Cyberguy64 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm with you up until you kick out Waluigi.
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T-b0 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
I like this alot, but I'm very mad at nintendo for adding 'not mario related' characters to the game. Nintendo I'm disappoint. Wait ah second baby Daisy, Luigi and Rosalina are replaced.
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kyurem2424 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
this feels like mario kart 7.2
cause, no waluigi
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Melluh Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
All of your inclusions are so fitting, but the fact Syrup is right there replacing Waluigi is simply priceless. We really shouldn't have him as a recurring character considering the spot he took was kinda sorta made for Syrup, being Wario's partner for the spin offs and all... Dunno if it was intentional or just a happy coincidence, but your choice here is really appreciated! it's so nice to see her getting a bit of recognition like that <3
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
glad someone finally agrees with me on that xD
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SergeantMuffins Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Great choices, and objectively speaking, too.
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magnus87 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2015
Dont forget King Wart and, King K Rool and Stanley :D
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SPAZTR0N Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Big fan of your work.
I'd say that I'm an oddity when it comes to Mario characters. I'd say this is an okay roster but I'd pretty much change a whole lot.
The biggest change to MK8 for me would be getting rid of all of the Koopalings, therefore we'd have a whole bunch more space for other characters. I don't find the koopalings interesting, to me they are nothing more than generic bosses.
In their steed, I'd put Bowser Jr. and him alone. Since he's the only one with a personality. Second, not a big fan of the baby characters but I know some are. So I'd keep Baby Mario and Baby Luigi, since they at least had a couple of games where they were important. Yoshi's Island DS, Partners in Time. And with the Koopalings gone, we have SEVEN whole clear spots. So I'd add some DKC characters, Diddy Kong & Funky Kong. I agree, Nabbit would have been a fun choice. As well as Magikoopa. And I don't know, Paluine does't seem like a very intresting choice. She's basically Not-Peach. All we know is that she's "sassy" So it's pretty hypocritical to put Not-Peach and call out Waluigi for being Not-Wario.  King Boo would be a neat addition. Not much experience when it comes to WarioWare, so I've got no real opinion on Captain Syrup. I'd say that we could use a character from the Mario RPG games. Now I know he's probably dead, but I'd love to see Fawful cackling away at the wheel. Oh and I'd remove Miis all together as well. This is MARIO Kart, not "Generic Racer U."
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ~

idk how me considering Pauline would be hypocrisy since I axed Waluigi on my list. I mean sure Pauline is kinda-sorta "Not-Peach", but honestly Waluigi is a worse case because he not only has similar features to Wario, but he wears essentially the same kind of clothes too. He's essentially a fanboy of sorts, but that's a rant for another time. Point is, I don't think Pauline would be a bad choice cuz she's at least visually distinct.

as far as RPG characters, I'm pretty much on that boat that doesn't want to see any RPG characters appear in any non-RPG related games (yes that also goes for the Star Spirits in Mario Party 5, I honestly think that's really random). I mean the RPG characters just feel more appropriate in their own little stories and what not, and they help to at least give the RPGs a sense of independency or (in the case of Fawful or Starlow) continuity. I mean call me a purist if you want, I just think it'd be awkward to place RPG characters in other spin-offs.

anyhow thanks for the comment ~
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SPAZTR0N Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What I mean by Pauline being hypocritical is that considering we already have three princesses one of which is a downright Peach clone (no I don't hate Daisy) and the other while not being a Peach clone in personality and role, is kind of when it comes to design. While not a princess, Pauline basically takes the role of what we've known the princesses for. So it'd be the same thing as too many baby characters. Waluigi IS a fanboy, he's basically a tryhard and nobody takes him seriously. That's where the humor in him comes from, Paluine hasn't had any shining moments nor does she have any established personality to roll off of. So sorry but Pauline is just not a choice I can support.
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mrm64 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best thing EVERRRRR!!! :v
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AndYetNoBananas Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this! :D
The only thing though is I would have kept Waluigi and thrown out Lakitu. Without his cloud, I really don't see the point of him.
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CeasarArcana Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I recognize Pauline but who's the lady below Kamek?
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's Captain Syrup, an antagonist of sorts in the Wario Land Games.
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CeasarArcana Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh okay, so she's like the Mario universe's Risky Boots then. Never played any of the GB games, unless we want to count Mario Tennis, but that was GBC.
...I'm going to assume you know who Risky Boots is but just in case, she's from Shantae.
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know who Risky Boots is lol

but yeah Syrup's from Wario Land 1 & 2, and also returned as an ally (surprisingly) in Wario Land: SHAKE IT!! for Wii.
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Skettche Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nabbit and Bowser Jr. for suuuuuure. :O
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CrusherMania Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
The fact that Pauline is in this and Waluigi is cut greatly disturbs me
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well sorry if I prefer pretty brunettes to cheap wannabeegies :'p
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Foxland-MyCraft Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
At least someone who complains at the roster but does not hails Waluigi! :XD:
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NoahLKoopa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I can agree with all of this.
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TheScatmanBros Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Oh and I read your other comments about King Boo (or Boos in general) as playable characters being weird. It IS the Mario verse after all, I mean you had to beat King Boo in M&S Olympic Winter Games....THROUGH SKIING. Plus King Boo probably has his magic to make the accelarators work and stuff so idk...I just like him in Mario Kart cause...he's my favorite character
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TheScatmanBros Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I highly doubt they'll ever cut Waluigi again, tbh. As for your roster...Kamek and Hammer Bros. are good choices (they were planned to be in Mario Kart 64 and Wii respectively too), Syrup is good but I dont think they'll add her tbh...I want her in Smash more than in MK tho. As for Pauline...no, scrap her. I'm honestly glad she's forgotten by Nintendo
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TheScatmanBros Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
No King Boo? D:
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No King Boo uvu
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DnMStarsi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Pauline and Syrup needs more love not just in Mario Kart games. Idk why they cut friggin Diddy for MK but I'm hoping he becomes DLC in the future. Kamek (or Magikoopa), Nabbit and Hammer Bro are also nice choices. Cutting out Baby Luigi and Waluigi doesn't bother me at all. BTW, what does the SSB logo signify?
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
y'know how when you select a Mii, you have a voice of which Miis you want to use?
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DnMStarsi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahhh. For a second, I thought it related to Smash Bros.
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:icongiantfirering27:
YOU CAN'T REMOVE BABY WEEGEE D: THAT'S THE ONLY CLONE LUIGI'S GETTING FOR THE NEXT 3,000 YEARS!
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what can I say? Luigi's better than that. (hear that Waluigi?)
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:iconmetropoliszoneslicer:
WAA! HOW DARE YOU WANT TO KICK WALUIGI OUT OF WALUIGI KART! IT'S WALUIGI TIME, ALL THE TIME!!!
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MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your thoughts on the new DLC coming up?
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"LINK ON MOTORCYCLES!!"
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MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Brotendrawer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Waweegee :c
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TouhouShake Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Artist
I like Toadette, so I can't say I FULLY agree with this roster. '^'
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SonicandLemmyFan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
This would've been a better roster. Nabbit, Kamek, and Hammer Bro would be great additions for MK9. At least you kept the Koopalings and removed some babies like Baby Rosalina.
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Dee-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I totally agree with this.  However, Mona could replace Captain Syrup.
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't mind either or actually. I personally would prefer Captain Syrup if only cuz of her design and the fact she's extremely underused but, I will agree Mona has more character to back her up.
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holmesman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
What does the Smash Bros. symbol imply? Master Hand? =)
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