|Role||Sidekick, Playable Character|
|First Appearance||Super Mario Bros.|
|Latest Appearance||Mario Party: Island Tour|
 Character Bio
Toad is a character introduced in Super Mario Bros. In every castle, other than the final one, Toad would deliver the famous line "The princess is in another castle". Toad received a playable role in Super Mario Bros. 2, as the slowest but strongest of the four playable characters. Toad has appeared in almost every Mario game to date.
In a way, he acts as Princess Peach's Personal Servant. They don't really do any major work, but you can see them as guards, and other various jobs throughout the castle, in Paper Mario, and the like. He also takes the role of the hero in "Wario's Woods" for the NES, and later for the SNES. Toads are stronger than they look and are quite capable of defending the princess, but she still gets kidnapped with disturbing regularity.
 Game Appearances
Toad would make his first appearance in Super Mario Bros.. He would only play a minor role in the game as he would be one of the several Mushroom Retainers that were kidnapped by Bowser. Unlike the rest of his people who were turned into stone, Toad would be kidnapped along with the Princess by Bowser and his minions. Toad would be placed in one of the various castles that could be found in the Mushroom Kingdom and be guarded by one of the False Bowsers in order to prevent any form of escape.
They would end up being rescued by the Mario Bros. as they travel throughout the Kingdom to save Princess Toadstool and end Bowser's control. When rescued, Toad will say "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!" to Mario or Luigi when they have rescued him.
Both Toad and the Mushroom Retainers would make a return in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels where they would have the same role. Though in this game, there will be more Mushroom retainers to be rescued due to the increase of levels in the game. Princess Toadstool would also be kidnapped in the game once again by Bowser and taken to the new lands.
Toad will be appearing in New Super Mario Bros. 2.
 Mario Kart Series
 Mario Kart 7
Toad would return to the Mario Kart Series in Mario Kart 7 as a playable character. He is one of the starting drivers for the game and is one of the Feather-weight characters in the game. His best stats are his acceleration. Toad Circuit would make its first appearance to the Mario Kart Series in Mario Kart 7.
 Mario Kart 8
Toad has been confirmed to be a playable character in Mario Kart 8.
Toad would not be a playable character in Mario Tennis Open but instead he would be one of the key referees in the game as he will sit at the referee's chair. During the tutorial part of the game, he will explain the controls of the game to the player. He would also run the clubhouse part of the game where the player is able to customize their Mii character. A costume could also be unlocked for the Mii after collecting a total of 50,000 coins. A tennis racket could also be purchased at the shop.
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