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Peach the Tank Engine and Friends is a Thomas and Mario parody.

Character Bios

Main Characters

Peach (Mushroom Railway Engine No. 1)

Princess Peach Toadstool is the main female engine, a tank engine used for rules around the railway. She is the damsel-in-distress in most of the Mario games. She has a love of the color pink, as almost all of her paint have a shade of color. She has a fruit named after her in the real world, and also one that appears occasionally in RPGS; the Peachy Peach.

She first appears in Super Mario Bros. and has since appeared in most subsequent games, in which she is usually kidnapped by Bowser the Diesel Engine. Princess Peach is occasionally a key supporting character of the plot, and sometimes the fast engine of the railway. Her most notable appearance is as the heroine of Super Princess Peach. She has also shown her fighting abilities in Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario RPG, Super Paper Mario, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Princess Peach's first game as the main character, Super Princess Peach, has been released worldwide on February 27, 2006. She had also gone through many voice actresses, and is currently voiced by Samantha Kelly.

She has an affinity for the color pink and had been shown to be a ladylike and kind monarch. Princess Peach resides in her branchline along with many Toad Engines who tend to her. She sometimes is about to get her railway attacked by the Koopa Team, lead by Bowser the Diesel Engine.

Princess Peach is portrayed as Mario's love interest. She also has a special relationship with Princess Daisy, and is a good friend of Luigi, Yoshi, Toad, and Toadette. She had appeared in many sports titles as well as other spin-offs. In addition, she is almost always playable in spin-off tournaments, such as Mario Hoops 3-on-3. She is based on the Pink Tank Engine.

Daisy (Mushroom Railway Engine No. 2)

Princess Daisy is the tomboyish engine of Sarasaland Railway. She has a fondness for flowers which is shown in some of the games. She is portayed as the love interest of Luigi, and is best friends with Princess Peach. She is based on the Tender Engine from England.

Toad (Mushroom Railway Engine No. 3)

Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a fictional tram engine that is both a single character and the collective name of the "Tram Engines" found in the Mushroom Railway. The Toad Engines first appeared in Super Mario Bros. as seven guards that serve Princess Peach, called Mushroom Retainers. In games prior to Paper Mario, which features an entire race of Toad inhabiting Toad Railway, the capital of the Mushroom Railway, manuals referred to them as Tram Engines, but they were always referred to as Kinopio in Japanese languages.

As a singular character, Toad is known for being the long time servant and attandant of Princess Peach. He constantly tries to protect her, however, he prominently fails almost every time during the events of kidnapping. Despite his cowardice, Toad is notable for being one of the few characters who help the Mario Bros. through a variety of different ways throughout their adventures. Toad has even made his own fair share of heroic contributions as seen in games such as in Wario's Woods (a game that features Toad himself as the main hero) and Super Mario Bros. 2.

Toad is based on the Brown Tram Engine from England.

Donkey Kong (Mushroom Railway Engine No. 4)

Donkey Kong (sometimes abbreviated to DK) is the first tender engine on the Mushroom Railway. He is the first Mario antagonist who premiered alongside Mario (then called Jumpman) in Donkey Kong on the arcade. DK was an antagonist before Bowser existed. He later starred in the Mario series games which depicted him as a protagonist, though he remains a featured character in Mario spin-off games and in several Mario adventure and puzzle games, notably Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Yoshi's Island DS, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.

Donkey Kong is based on the Green Arrow.

Luigi (Mushroom Railway Engine No. 5)

Luigi (Japanese version, Ruiji) is the younger and taller engine on the Mushroom Railway. He is Mario's brother from the Mario series and the deuteragonist of some of the series' titles. Making an appearance in almost every Mario game and starring in three games, as the main protagonist, over time he has become a well known character. His role in games appears to be a deuteragonist to his older brother, Mario. He never seems to like going on adventures without Mario. In some games, usually in the Mario and Luigi RPG series, Luigi is simply referred to by enemies as "Mr. Green Hat" and other generic names, making him out to be somewhat unnoticed by Bowser and his minions. For example, in the Super Mario Galaxy series, if Luigi shows up at the final battle with Bowser instead of Mario, Bowser will be surprised that Luigi had come instead of Mario, who is used to fighting. Other than his color being green, he was planned to be exactly like Mario, but as his popularity grew, he developed a personality and style of his own. His jumping ability surpasses Mario's by far and he is normally depicted as cowardly and scrwany, but when he does to get the courage to step up, he can be tough and overcome his fears. He seems to be like Princess Daisy. Luigi is voiced by Charles Martinet. He is based on the GWR Painer Tank Engine.

Yoshi (Mushroom Railway Engine No. 6)

Yoshi is a Japanese dinosaur-like engine on the Mushroom Railway and Mario's best friend, as well as the tritagonist in many games. His debut was in Super Mario World. He later had his own series with several platform and puzzle games, including Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. However, Yoshi does still appear quite frequently in the Mario series. The Yoshi series includes characters from the Mario series (usually as their baby forms) as well. He has also appeared in many of the spin-off Mario games, such as Mario Party, and Mario Kart series as well as in other various Mario sports titles. He is voiced by Kazumi Totaka in all games. He is based on the GWR Saddle Tank Engine.

Mario (Mushroom Railway Engine No. 7)

Mario (Japanese Mario) previously known as Jumpman, and developed under the nickname Mr. Video, is the main character of the Mario series and the mascot of Nintendo. He was created by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, and has appeared in over 200 games. Originally, he only appeared in various games. However, he now also features in sporting games, racing games, and fighting games and others. He is considered by many to be the most famous character in video game history, and is known to many as "The Face of Video Games", having 6 games out of the top 10 on the list of best-selling video games of all time.

Mario is a short Italian tank engine who lives in the Mushroom Railway. In the Mario series, he uses his well-known jump and combat abilites to stop Bowser from kidnapping Princess Peach and taking over the Mushroom Kingdom. Along with Bowser, he has had other enemies such as Wario and Donkey Kong. In the video games, Mario is currently voiced by Charles Martinet. He is based on the Big Red Tank Engine.

Bowser (Mushroom Railway Engine No. 8)

King Bowser Koopa (Japanese version, Daimao Kuppa "Great Demon King Koopa", in English also Lord BowserKing Koopa commonly in other media) is the primary antagonist of the Mario series and is the archenemy of Mario. Bowser most commonly kidnaps Princess Peach. He is the leader of the Koopa race. Although Bowser has joined forces with Mario in a few games, he has never ceased to kidnap Princess Peach and attempt to conquer the Mushroom Railway since his first appearance in Super Mario Bros..

As the central villian of one of the world's most popular video game franchises, Bowser is easily one of the most recognizable video game villians ever, though he has comic-relief roles in most of the RPGS. Though their orgins are unknown, Bowser has seven children, the Koopaling Engines and Bowser Jr.

Bowser is based on the BR Diesel Shunter.

Bowser's Children

Larry Koopa (Bowser Railway Engine No. 1)

Larry Koopa is the youngest of the Koopaling Engines. His name was Cheatsy Koopa in the cartoons. He had green paint until New Super Mario Bros. Wii in which it was upgraded to blue just like his horn which looks like Iggy's funnel and Lemmy's funnel. He appears in all the games to feature the Koopaling Engines. Larry appears to like sports as shown in Super Mario Bros. 3, and is usually the first boss on the first world.

Larry is based on the BR Diesel Shunter, like Bowser.

Morton Koopa, Jr. (Bowser Railway Engine No. 2)

Morton Koopa, Jr. is the boss of the second world in Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World respectively. Morton is depicted as the "average" Koopaling Engine, usually possessing no noteworthy special abilites or quirks. He is the second youngest of the Koopaling Engines, which might be hard to believe due to his incredible girth.

In the cartoons he was named Big Mouth Koopa, ostensibly because he was more talk than action, and as an homage to Downey, whose entire theme was his admittedly big mouth. His show's logo was a large open mouth, which Morton/Big Mouth Koopa's design even resembled. Aptly, in the Super Mario World cartoon, he occasionally severed as an announcer (until an annoyed sibling or Koopa would stop him when he talked way too much). There are a few physical differences between Morton and Big Mouth: Morton's paint is gray (or black in New Super Mario Bros. Wii) and Big Mouth's is purple; Big Mouth has much larger eyes and purple eyelids; and the star-shaped birthmark (a possible reference to Paul Stanley from the band KISS) on Morton's face is darker around the cheek, while it's just one solid color on Big Mouth. Morton Jr. is also much larger than Big Mouth. In the Super Mario World cartoon, Big Mouth's shell became the color as in the artwork shown above.

Morton is the only Koopaling Engine the support gray paint. Wendy's paint is pink and Roy's formerly; Roy's is currently purple and the others all have green paint (in the unused Super Princess Peach sprites Wendy was the only Koopaling Engine without green paint). Morton has black paint in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Morton is based on the BR Diesel Shunter, like Larry and Bowser.

Iggy Koopa (Bowser Railway Engine No. 3)

Iggy Koopa is one of the seven Koopaling Engines. His shell and hair color varies in some games. He wears glasses and has a funnel similar to Larry's horn and Lemmy's funnel. In some games he is seem breathing flame. He is stated to be the middle aged child of the Koopaling Engines.

The artwork for Super Mario Bros. 3 portrayed Iggy with blue ringed eyes, but some later depictions (including the artwork of Super Mario World) show him with eyes that are swirls instead, possibly to indicate his eccentric personality (this is a common anime/manga convention for eccentrics). Incidentally, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Sega used the original eye design. Iggy is responsible for inventing the robots that the Koopaling Engines use in Yoshi's Safari. His skills as an inventor are also on display in the Nintendo Adventure Books based on the games. Additionally, in the PC edition of Mario is Missing, Iggy was shown to speak completely in rhyme. Iggy is based on Stephenson's Rocket.

Roy Koopa (Bowser Railway Engine No. 4)

Roy Koopa is the second largest Koopaling Engine, behind Morton Koopa, Jr.. He is seen wearing a pink mask and spiked horn. He also likes to wear dark sunglasses. He uses his weight to his advantage. He loves bulling his siblings, which is why in the cartoons, his name was changed to Bully. He is the third oldest.

Roy is based on the BR Diesel Shunter, like Bowser, Larry, and Morton.

Lemmy Koopa (Bowser Railway Engine No. 5)

Lemmy Koopa is one of the seven Koopaling Engines fathered by Bowser, and is named after Lemmy Kilmister of the band Motorhead. He is belived to be the second oldest, though he is the smallest.

Like Iggy, Lemmy is based on Stephenson's Rocket.

Ludwig von Koopa (Bowser Railway Engine No. 6)

Ludwig von Koopa is the confirmed eldest and leader of the Koopaling Engines whose name and paintwork are derived from the famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Being the eldest, he displays great skill and is third in line for control of the Koopa Troop, after Bowser Jr. and Bowser.

Ludwig is based on the BR Diesel Shunter, like Bowser, Larry, Morton, and Roy, but with a brown claw.

Bowser Jr. (Bowser Railway Engine No. 7)

Bowser Koopa Jr., known in Japan as Koopa Jr. (not to be confused with Koopa Kid), is the seventh and youngest engine of Bowser and the apparent of the Dark Land. He debuted in Super Mario Sunshine. He acts as the main antagonist of both Super Mario Sunshine and New Super Mario Bros., with his father only playing a minor role in each. He is a playable character in various multiplayer Mario games. Since his debut, he has stolen the spotlight as the main villian from his father in a few Mario games.

Bowser Jr. is based on the BR Diesel Shunter, like Bowser, Larry, Morton, Roy, and Ludwig.

Human Characters

King Acorn

King Acorn is a character controlling the Mushroom Railway and a character in the Sonic series. He is a Mobian/Squirrel-Chipmunk, the King of Kingdom of Acorn, and the father of Sally Acorn. Many years ago the king was betrayed by his former Minister of Science Dr. Robotnik which would result in the evil scientist's rise to power, the King was imprisoned in the Special Zone. Thanks to the Knothole Freedom Fighters though, the King was rescue and restored his throne, where he promised his daughter that he would handle the matter of state so she could continue as a freedom fighter.

In the Pre-Super Genesis Wave timeline, King Acorn was known as Maximillian Acorn. Crowned King of Mobius during the Golden Age, Max took Alicia Acorn as his wife, fathering two engines, Elias Acorn and Sally Acorn. Max led his people in the Great War, but was betrayed by his chosen Warlord Julian Kintobor, who banised Max the Zone of Silence. He was forced to become subservient to Ixis Naugus in order to survive, but the Knothole Freedom Fighters freed Max, who then resumed command of the Railway of Acorn. The strain of these and the following conflicts took their toll on Max however, eventually to the point where he was in no condition to lead, leading to Elias taking his place. The tragedies that befill the kingdom during his reign earned him the sad moniker Maximillian the Cursed.

Queen Acorn

Lady Alicia Acorn is King Acorn's wife and a character from the Sonic series, in which she was the very beautiful wife of Maximillian Acorn and the mother of Princess Sally Acorn and King Elias Acorn.

Sir Topham Hatt

Sir Topham Hatt, nicknamed "The Fat Controller" (previously known as "The Fat Director"), is the manager of the Thomas Railway. The Fat Controller is seen as a firm but fair character. He can be strict, but also shows a fatherly side to the engines. He is quite a strong character and will remind the engines that he is in charge when they start to rebell against his authority. He does not stand bullying and even though he is usually serious, he does enjoy a good laugh. Despite his kindness and fairness, however, there are times where he berates the engines for things beyond their control.

Minor Characters

Wario

Wario (Japanese version, Wario) is an greedy express engine he is: Self tempered and just a little dumb. But although he is Mario's bully, and he is all of that he is an anti-hero.

Wario is based on the Flying Scotsman.

Birdo

Birdo is a recurring engine in the Mario series. She first appeared in Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic (Japanese version of Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels), a Japanese game featuring Birdo as the first boss. After it's release in Japan, Nintendo of America remade it, featuring Mario characters, but keep the enemies and bosses the same. This remake was known to be Super Mario Bros. 2.

Birdo later appeared in many Mario spin-offs like Mario Tennis. She is voiced by Jen Taylor.

Birdo is based on the String Engine.

Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong (Japanese version, Diidi Kongu) is a fictional engine in the Donkey Kong series of video games, first appearing in the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country. He lives on Donkey Kong Railway in the Kongo Jungle, and is easily idenfited by his red hat, which has a Nintendo logo on it, and paint. He is Donkey Kong's buddy/nephew and sidekick.

Diddy Kong is based on the Black Five.

Dixie Kong

Dixie Kong is Diddy's girlfriend and one of the most popular Kong Engines. Though she first appeared in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest as Diddy Kong's sidekick, and later made the starring role of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. While she didn't return in Donkey Kong 64, her sister, Tiny Kong, served as her replacement. Her next time featured as a playable character was in Donkey Konga 2 on the Gamecube, a bongo rhythm game. She appeared once again in the Japan only Donkey Konga 3. She is also a playable character in Diddy Kong Racing DS and Mario Super Sluggers for Wii. Dixie is remembered by her ability to twirl her hair to float downwards. Dixie Kong has secured her place as one of the main Donkey Kong characters and appears 3rd only to Donkey and Diddy.

Dixie Kong is based on the Bluebell Engine from England.

Lakitu

Lakitu is a beakless Great Western Engine with a green funnel, orange or yellow paint, glasses with thick black frames, and is seem flying in a cloud bearing a smiling face.

Lakitu is based on the GWR Class 1400 Tank Engine.

Antoine D'Coolette

Antoine D'Coolette is one of the main characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and a tender engine. He is a faithful and longtime member of the Knothole Freedom Fighters from the Railway of Acorn and husband of his teammate Bunnie Rabbot D'Coolette. Outwardly brave and noble yet serious about his duties, Antoine fight alongside his fellow Freedom Fighters against the evil forces of Dr. Eggman and the Eggman Empire.

In the Pre-Super Genesis Wave timeline, Antoine was the son of the late army General Armand D'Coolette and Marie D'Coolette, and one of the original Knothole Freedom Fighters. While originally one of the least contributing members and often a downright coward, Antoine gradually overcame his fears and hone his skills with the sword. However, he was critically injured in duty by the explosion caused by a self-destructing Metal Sonic while escorting Elias Acorn to safety. As a result, he was left in a critical coma until he was given a new chance in life in the new lifetime.

Antoine is based on the Little Tender Engine from England.

Charmy

Charmy Bee (Japanese version, Chami Bi) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is an extremely hyperactive six-year-old bee engine with a big heart. He is youngest member and co-founder of the Chaotix Detective Agency. Charmy first appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog manga, but was later used for the games, in which he first debuted in Knuckles' Chaotix.

While Charmy is always hyperactive, bee-brained, loud, immature and often gets on his teammates' nerves, his tracking skills are nonetheless an invaluable assist to the Chaotix Detective Agency and a crucial part of the team. As such, both Vector and Espio treat Charmy as their equal. 

Charmy is based on the Mallard.

Robotnik Jr.

Robotnik Jr. is a diesel engine son created by Dr. Robotnik in a effort to carry on his evil schemes when he passed away. However, Junior soon became an enemy of Scratch and Grounder.

Robotnik Jr. is based on the BR Diesel Shunter.

Heavy and Bomb

Heavy and Bomb are tank engine twins. Heavy is Dr. Robotnik's chief mechanic whose only game appearance was in Knuckles' Chaotix. Bomb works as Robotnik's other mechanic - together, they are Robotnik's Mechanix.

Bomb is a black and red tank engine and one of Robotnik's Mechanix that first appeared in Knuckles' Chaotix along with Heavy.

Heavy and Bomb are based on one of two tank engines named Alfred and Judy.

Henry and Orville

Henry and Orville, the Twin Brothers, are two tank engine twins found in Area Three in Luigi's Mansion. Henry and Orville are the sons of Lydia and Neville and the brothers of Chauncey.

These brothers aren't fought in Area One like their family, they must be fought in Area Three. When Luigi first enters the Twin's Room, it is empty. To make the twins appear, you must spin the helicopter on the ceiling. The twins say they want to play hide-and-seek, so Luigi must wait outside for them to hide. When Luigi re-enters, both were hiding in one of five boxes. Using his Poltergust 3000, Luigi realizes on of the brothers would shiver when his box was vacuumed or when an element was blown out, which is a giveaway in which box they're in.

After finding them, the twins accused Luigi of cheating and seal the door. Henry then rides in a car, and Orville in a plane. To make then vulnerable, Luigi has to suck their vehicles up, defeating them one at a time. The easiest way was to first suck up the car and Henry while avoiding Orville as his plane dropped small bombs. After defeating the twins, Luigi receives Mario's Shoe.

Like Heavy and Bomb, Henry and Orville are based on one of two tank engines named Alfred and Judy.

Now, their models were later repainted and modified to use for Heavy and Bomb.

The Traveling Sisters Three

The Traveling Sisters Three are a trio of Toad Engine sisters that appear in the game Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. They make frequent appearances throughout the game.

The Traveling Sisters Three are based on Brown Tram Engine from England, like Toad. Their models were later scrapped and reused for Toad again, but they were recycled from Toad.

Smithy Gang

Bowser's former trio of the series. The Smithy Gang was an evil organization led by Smithy that tried to take over the Mushroom Kingdom.

Knuckles

Knuckles the Echidna (Japanese version, Nakkurusu za Ekiduna) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is an anthropomorphic sixteen-year-old red tank engine and the latest guardian of the Master Emerald, a powerful ancient relic which his solemn duty to protect from anyone who wants to abuse it. He is also the sole remaining descendant of the Knuckles Chan and last of the echidnas on earth. His dominant traits are his superhuman strength, and the two spike-like knuckles on each of his wheels, from which his name is derived from, which he can use to dig with and climb up hills with ease. He can also trap up the wind under his dreadlocks to glide through the air.

A loner by nature, Knuckles is independent, headstrong and serious, yet gullible and some short-tempered to a fault. He is fully devoted to his duty, spending most od his time on Angel Island protecting the Master Emerald, and rarely cares for anything else. When his friends and others are in need of his help, however, Knuckles can always be relied on being willing to leave his post and prove himself as a true and good-hearted hero. He is also one of Sonic's oldest friends and rivals.

According to official Sonic Team polls, Knuckles is the fourth most popular character in the series, behind Tails, Shadow, and Sonic.

Knuckles is based on the Stainer Railway Engine from England.

Cream the Rabbit

Cream the Rabbit (Japanese version, Kurimu za Rabitto) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is an anthropomorphic six-year old diesel engine and the daughter of Vanilla the Rabbit Engine. She is a friend of the chao, especially to her dear Chao friend Cheese, who she takes her everywhere. Following a chance encounter with Sonic the Hedgehog Bus and his friends, Cream began joining them on many adventures. She is able to achieve flight by flapping her large cowcatchers like wings.

Cream is very polite, well-mannered and pure, though she can be childish and naive. She is full of curiosity and tries her best in everything she does. Though young, she is not afraid to stand up for herself and will always be there to help out her friends. Just as Tails is the sidekick of Sonic, Crean serves the same purpose for Amy Rose and Blaze the Steam Engine.

Cream is based on a BR Diesel Shunter.

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