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Kinoppe, from Super Mario 2nd Yoshi's Safari volume.
Species Toad
First appearance Super Mario (Super Mario Kart 1) (1993)
Latest appearance Super Mario (Super Mario 64 5 - Mario Kart 64) (1997)

Kinoppe is a recurring character in Comic BonBon's Super Mario manga. A female Toad with a distinctive giggling laugh, she is described as a follower of Princess Peach and Dr. Mario's daughter.


Kinoppe makes her first appearance in all volumes of the Super Mario Kart adaptation. She is the flag-bearer for the race.

In the epilogue of Super Mario USA, Kinoppe is captured alongside Princess Peach by Wart's minions. She is rescued when Mario, Luigi and Toad win Wart's roulette game.

In Super Mario Land 2 - 6 Tsu no Kinka 3, Kinoppe makes a brief cameo: she is seen as a character Luigi is playing as in a video game, wearing clothes similar to Chun-Li.

In Super Mario: Yoshi no Road Hunting 1 adaptation, Bowser's forces attack Dr. Mario's laboratory and Kinoppe gets kidnapped by Bowser. He later attempts to trick Mario and Dr. Mario by disguising Wendy as Kinoppe, but an irritated Mario makes Wendy blow her cover.

In Super Mario: Yoshi no Road Hunting 2, Bowser attempts to convince Dr. Mario into helping him by showing Kinoppe locked in a cell, but Dr. Mario, remembering the Wendy incident, thinks it is another trick. While Bowser is not looking, Wendy frees Kinoppe and brings her to Dr. Mario. Kinoppe goes to Mario and Yoshi to help them by deploying various gadgets. While riding Yoshi, Kinoppe is blown away by the cannon of the Kame Hōdai. The machine aims another shot at Kinoppe, but Mario shields her with his body. Kinoppe tends to a fainted Mario and he wakes up, to her relief. She deploys a jump pad, which allows Mario to destroy the machine by firing the Super Scope from above. Dr. Mario emerges with another machine and takes aim at Mario and Yoshi. Before he can fire again, Kinoppe shields them. This makes Dr. Mario pause, allowing Princess Peach to arrive onto the scene and deploy powerful motors that destroy his mecha. Kinoppe later watches Mario infiltrating Bowser's fortress.

In Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land 1, Kinoppe makes a cameo as one of the frozen victims in the Penguin's lair.

Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land 3 includes a 4-koma strip showing Kinoppe picking a mushroom (actually a Toad) from the ground.

Kinoppe makes a cameo at the end of the story and in some chapter cover arts in Super Mario: Wario no Mori, sitting beside the Toad villager.

Kinoppe makes a cameo in Super Mario: Donkey Kong 1, on a billboard in the Big-City.

In Super Mario: Donkey Kong 2, she is seen wandering on a street on Donkey Kong Island.

During Super Mario: Yoshi Island 3, Kinoppe is seen greeting the babies when they enter Dr. Mario's laboratory.

In Super Mario 64 1, she is seen among those imprisoned among Princess Peach's Castle's walls.

In Super Mario 64 5 - Mario Kart 64, Kinoppe is a commentator in the first races and kisses Toad on the podium when he wins the first race. For the 4-Koma issue, Kinoppe makes a cameo when a pipe falls on Yoshi's head and he fantasizes about being rescued by her.

Beside her in-story appearances, Kinoppe is depicted on the reader's drawing submissions in Super Mario: Wario no Mori, Super Donkey Kong with Mario 1, Super Donkey Kong with Mario 2, Super Mario 64 2, and Super Mario 64 3.


Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノッペ
Derived from 「キノピオ」(Kinopio, Toad)


  • In 2019, Super Mario author Kazuki Motoyama started publishing a series of doujin books titled Kinoppe-chan Forever (キノッペちゃんForever) starring Kinoppe in a new world. Due to their self-published nature, these are not considered official Super Mario material.
  • According to the author's note in the 2nd installment of Kinoppe-chan Forever, a former editor of Kazuki Motoyama had pitched him a spin-off manga starring Kinoppe. These plans were halted when Nintendo unexpectedly pulled ComicBonBon's Super Mario manga license in 1997.