Princess Daisy is a character from the Mario games.
Princess Daisy is the princess of Sarasaland. As a fellow royal, she tends to get along best with Peach, and has been described as her cousin at least once.
In the AWA fics, Daisy is a student at the AWA Academy.
In the XP4 fics, Daisy debuted in XP4 Heroes of the Multiverse - Diverse Adventures.
Daisy has blue eyes, fair skin, an average build, and orange hair. Daisy is sometimes depicted with darker, Titian hair, and slightly tan skin. Additionally, Daisy is described as being very young, and her neotenic features match this description. She has round cheeks, a button nose, thin, orange-colored lips, and large, round eyes with two thick, black lashes on the sides. Her hair is long with a flipped style and parted bangs. 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.
Daisy is represented by the colors yellow, orange, and green. Daisy usually wears a yellow, floor-length gown with white and orange accents. The details of the dress include puffed sleeves with white, petal-shaped openings, a white, petal-shaped collar, orange panniers at her waist, and orange frills at the opening of her dress. Her accessories include short, white gloves with petal-shaped openings, orange 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.
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 (N64), 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 orange and white colors being replaced with lavender and dark purple, respectively, when used in Short Game mode for Mario Tennis. When the Gamecube Mario installments came around, however, 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 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 wear and was used as her primary athletic wear in Mario Tennis Openand Mario Golf: World Tour for the Nintendo 3DS.
In Super Mario Strikers, Daisy wears a two-piece soccer uniform. 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 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 & 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 tights 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 pink 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 all white dress with gray jewelry (either referencing a wedding dress or her monochromatic sprite from Super Mario Land); and a black dress with green panniers as well as amber jewelry (resembling a maid).
Daisy is portrayed as a tomboy with an extroverted personality and tough demeanor. She can be described as 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 have bad luck and timing. She tripped 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. It's 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.
Princess Daisy attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.
XP4 Heroes of the Multiverse - Diverse Adventures
In Chapter 9, Princess Daisy is seen alongside Princess Peach and Rosalina imprisoned in a campsite somewhere in the Mushroom Kingdom. Peach reassures them that Mario and the others will rescue them.
In Chapter 10, Princess Daisy alongside Princess Peach and Rosalina are still imprisoned in the campsite when Mario and the others arrives, much to their joy. As a fight ensues, Aya Shameimaru and Meiling Hong frees them from captivity, much to their gratitude.
In Chaper 11, Princess Daisy and the others went back to Princess Peach's castle and mourns for Kennedy "Kenny" MacIntosh's death and is later surprised to see Kenny alive in his spirit form. Princess Daisy alongside Princess Peach and Rosalina are planning to attend the Vanguard Academy for safety measures.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries
In Chapter 66, Princess Daisy, alongside Princess Peach and Rosalina, are new students at the Vanguard Academy and is being shown around by President Mario Martinez.
Overall, Princess Daisy is 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 as being able to float in Super Smash Bros. (although this is due to being an Echo Fighter of Peach) and 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 own 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.
- Daisy is the first (and so far only) major Mario character not created by Shigeru Miyamoto.
- It has been known that Daisy has a tomboyish personality. This is shown by Daisy and Yoshi's tag team name in Mario Party 8 being Tomboy Trouble. This is also shown by the fact that she almost only appears in sports games, with few appearances outside of them.
- In Mario is Missing!, there is a woman that provides the help information who has a strong resemblance to Princess Daisy in terms of appearance. However, it is not confirmed as to whether this character is actually Daisy or not.
- Daisy was played by Samantha Matthis in the live-action movie Super Mario Bros., only she was a blonde, dinosaur/human hybrid and the princess of an alternate dimension called Dinohatten.
- She was also in a series of comic books just titled "Gameboy Comics" which featured Tatanga escaping the Gameboy world and trying to take over the real world. In that, Daisy was his captive but didn't exactly show restraint. Instead of complaining of being a prisoner, she instead spent most of the issues just trying to politely talk Tatanga out of his conquest, since he was in love with her so she thought she could persuade him.
- Daisy is the only Mario Kart: Double Dash!! newcomer not to be cut in any future Mario Kart game. Only she and Waluigi appeared in Mario Kart DS, while Waluigi was absent in Mario Kart 7, (though he was supposed to be in the game as a playable character).
- Along with Waluigi, Daisy appears in every Mario Party game since Mario Party 3 as a playable character except Mario Party Advance.
- Daisy was revived because some game developers have made an evil version of Peach named WaluPeachie, but Miyamoto rejected this idea.
- Princess Daisy has had 3 designs.
- In Super Smash Bros. Melee, one of Peach's alternate costumes is based on Daisy's outfit and it even changes her appearance to closely resemble Daisy, while in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, it only became a recoloring of her appearance.
- Daisy has exactly the same name as Daisy from a girl group called MOMOLAND.