no marios allowed!

(updates weekdays! [sometimes])

nomarios is a Tumblog where artist Ashley Davis draws all the coolest videogame characters who don't get to be under the spotlight too often.

This means no one from Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Sonic, Portal, Kirby, Pokemon, Tetris, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, most other major Nintendo series and most games made in the past five years.1 Basically, any character that doesn't show up on Tumblr's gaming radar very often is fair game. 2 No licensed characters either!


1 Exceptions may be made for the stars of less popular spinoffs

2 I have nothing against these guys! I love Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Link, Pokemon and Nintendo as a whole very dearly. But there are tons of other cool guys who deserve lots of attention too!


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nomarios tagged

(so you can find old stuff easier!)

NES
SNES
N64
Gamecube
Wii
Master System
Genesis
Sega CD
Saturn
Dreamcast

PS1
PS2
PS3
Xbox
Xbox 360
Game Boy/GBC
GBA
DS
Game Gear
PSP

and the rest!



friends of nomarios

(may or may not contain Marios!)

Maré Odomo
Tiny Cartridge
Ian Anderson
Zac Gorman
Byron B.
Daniel Bressette

Fangamer
Cory Schmitz
Chris Furniss
Gigi Digi
Bow on Birdo
Meat Bun

Green, Yellow, Red and Blue, Golly! Ghost!, Arcade
PSA: If you’re a nomarios fan, then you’ll LOVE ShiftyLook! They’re doing a great job of bringing back some of Namco’s best (and most obscure!) video games as webcomics and cartoons! Chris Eliopoulos’ comic based on Golly! Ghost! is one of my favorites!
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Green, Yellow, Red and Blue, Golly! Ghost!, Arcade

PSA: If you’re a nomarios fan, then you’ll LOVE ShiftyLook! They’re doing a great job of bringing back some of Namco’s best (and most obscure!) video games as webcomics and cartoons! Chris Eliopoulos’ comic based on Golly! Ghost! is one of my favorites!

BUY A PRINT OF THESE CHARACTERS!

Valkyrie and Krino Sandra, Valkyrie series, various platforms
Heavenly warrior and reptilian trident wielder, save us!
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Valkyrie and Krino Sandra, Valkyrie series, various platforms

Heavenly warrior and reptilian trident wielder, save us!

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Jenny Sanderson and Chibi-Robo, Chibi-Robo!, Gamecube
Gero gero!
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Jenny Sanderson and Chibi-Robo, Chibi-Robo!, Gamecube

Gero gero!

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Muddy Mole, Mole Mania, Game Boy
This awesome puzzler just came out on the 3DS Virtual Console today! It’s probably Miyamoto’s least famous creation, but that doesn’t mean it’s not of the same quality as his other games! I recommend it!
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Muddy Mole, Mole Mania, Game Boy

This awesome puzzler just came out on the 3DS Virtual Console today! It’s probably Miyamoto’s least famous creation, but that doesn’t mean it’s not of the same quality as his other games! I recommend it!

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Earthworm Jim, SNES & Genesis
Guh-roovy!
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New nomarios news!! Select characters will be on display/for sale at japanLA in Los Angeles starting this Saturday! You can pick one up framed or unframed. There will also be art by the amazing OMOCAT and Super Emo Friends! If you’re in the LA area, be sure to check it out!!

Also, the 100th nomario is coming up very soon! I will pick the most requested character I haven’t yet drawn for it, so if you’ve got a suggestion, don’t hesitate to ask!

Banjo and Kazooie, Banjo-Kazooie, N64
Tired of having to traverse dangerous terrain while your Breegull gets to chill in your backpack? Just use the Talon Trot EVERYWHERE
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Banjo and Kazooie, Banjo-Kazooie, N64

Tired of having to traverse dangerous terrain while your Breegull gets to chill in your backpack? Just use the Talon Trot EVERYWHERE

BUY A PRINT OF THESE CHARACTERS!

Captain Olimar and Pikmin, Pikmin series, Gamecube
This is the closest I will EVER get to posting Mario here!
Get it? ‘Cause Olimar was named after Mario…
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Captain Olimar and Pikmin, Pikmin series, Gamecube

This is the closest I will EVER get to posting Mario here!

Get it? ‘Cause Olimar was named after Mario…

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Flip and AMI, The Last Rocket, iOS
Plus a special pixel version by the game’s creator, Shaun Inman!

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Flip and AMI, The Last Rocket, iOS

Plus a special pixel version by the game’s creator, Shaun Inman!

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Razputin, Psychonauts, XBOX/PS2/PC
"It’s Goggalor! He’s impervious to bullets! And love…"
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Razputin, Psychonauts, XBOX/PS2/PC

"It’s Goggalor! He’s impervious to bullets! And love…"

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