Which bit-player in the Mario universe would you like to see more of?

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Four days ’till Super Mario 3D Land! That gives us plenty of time to discuss deep, important issues such as…

Of all the weird, crazy minor characters that have taken part in Mario’s surreal adventures, which one deserves more appearances? I have several favorites: The Bob-omb King, The Pianta Street Vendor, any of the Lava Hippos…

I’m picking Guppy, the bizarre Orca from Super Mario Galaxy. He’s simultaneously creepy and charming, and when he’s half-beached, talking to Mario, he’s one of the strangest sights ever to grace a game. I’d love to see him pop up in more Mario adventures; maybe Peach could hire him to patrol the castle moat, because those Toads seem pretty ineffective at security. If, by some miracle, he shows up in 3D Land, I’ll be one happy player.

So, which of the Mushroom Kingdom’s least-celebrated inhabitants do you think deserves a callback? And, yes, the RPG characters count.