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The forgotten drivers by DarkDiddyKong The forgotten drivers by DarkDiddyKong

Hi, guys! Seems like, Toadsworth has opend his own support group. I was inspired to do this, after I’ve seen the final character roster in “Mario Kart 8”, because I was extremly dissapointed in it. Well, I like the Koopalings (especially Larry and Lemmy), but I think it wasn’t really necessary adding ALL the babies and metal characters (I mean, come on: Who likes Pink Gold Peach?)
However, I’ve drawn all the characters, that were used only once or at least twice in any Mario Kart game. These are clockwise:

Dry Bones: Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii
Bowser jr.: Mario Kart – Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Wii
Diddy Kong: Mario Kart – Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Wii
Funky Kong: Mario Kart Wii
ROB: Mario Kart DS
Dry Bowser: Mario Kart Wii
Honey Queen: Mario Kart 7
Wiggler: Mario Kart 7
Birdo: Mario Kart – Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Wii
Petey Piranha: Mario Kart – Double Dash!!
King Boo: Mario Kart – Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Wii
Paratroopa: Mario Kart – Double Dash!!

All the characrters are © Nintendo

Edit: Since Dry Bowser will be available via DLC in May 2015, here is a little sequel: The power of DLC
Edit 2: Since Bowser jr., King Boo and Dry Bones will be available in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, here is this sequel: After the trailer

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:iconvideogamerfrom20xx:
VideoGamerfrom20XX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be a cool enhanced port of Mario Kart 8. To be frank, I would've liked to see Professor Elvin Gadd be a newcomer instead of Dry Bones making a return. Not only because this make Dry Bones the fourth "common enemy" driver, but also because E. Gadd was planned to be a driver in Mario Kart DS until he was replaced by Dry Bones...
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:iconprofesserahnka:
ProfesserAhnka Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
So now that Dry Bones, King Boo, and Bowser Jr have been restored- the game still isn't releasing until April 28th. I think they could still add Birdo and Diddy Kong if they see there's still high demand. I know some will say it pointless but I'm constantly tweeting and keeping the buzz going so hopefully Nintendo will take notice. There's really no reason why Birdo and Diddy Kong are STILL absent from this game.
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:iconxeriouxifier:
xeriouxifier Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2017
Dry Bones, Bowser Jr. and King Boo are coming back in the Deluxe version for Switch!!:D Still no Birdo and Diddy Kong though.:(
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:icontrackmasterfan341:
TrackmasterFan341 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr will return in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
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:iconschnickelo:
Schnickelo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
King Boo, Bowser Jr., and Dry Bones are coming back! Rejoice!
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:iconsammychan816:
sammychan816 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
They REALLY need more attention.
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:icondarkdiddykong:
DarkDiddyKong Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
That's so true.
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:iconsammychan816:
sammychan816 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
And that goes double for King
K Rool and his Kremlings.
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:iconcansin13art:
Cansin13Art Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Don't worry King Boo, you're returning in Mario Kart NX :D
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:iconeggsonic:
Eggsonic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
Paratroopa, Birdo, Diddy Kong, Bowser Jr., King Boo, Dry Bones, Honey Queen, & Wiggler were awesome characters to play as,
They should have got in Mario Kart 8 instead of Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Baby Rosalina, Pink Gold Peach, Tanooki Mario, & Cat Peach.

BTW Pink Gold Peach sucks!!!
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:iconmoneybam:
Moneybam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
The Mario Kart 8 roster was mostly taken up by the babies and the Koopalings. Nintendo should have put in two babies(being baby Mario and Luigi), 2 or 3 of the 7 seven Koopalings, and not put in metal Mario and pink gold peach.
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:iconswagmaniv:
SwagmanIV Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
King Boo: Well, I'm off. See you later!
SWITCH, BABY!
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:icontimothyjdarden:
TimothyJDarden Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SPOILER ALERT:

On the trailer for Nintendo Switch (AKA NX) brief footage of a game exactly like Mario Kart 8 was shown, and it showed King Boo, meaning he'll probably be back.
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:iconswagmaniv:
SwagmanIV Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
And Dry Bones, who was seen in last place, but not as clearly.
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:icontimothyjdarden:
TimothyJDarden Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you know?
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:iconswagmaniv:
SwagmanIV Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
I looked it up.
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:icontimothyjdarden:
TimothyJDarden Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's the link?
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:iconswagmaniv:
SwagmanIV Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
No link.
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:iconswagmaniv:
SwagmanIV Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Aww yeah!
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:iconiwatchcartoons715:
Iwatchcartoons715 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Out of the four newcomers in Mario Kart 7, the ones that I liked the least returned. :/ I would have preferred playable Wiggler again and I don't hate Honey Queen as much as others do.

In fact out of all of these Mario Kart characters in this picture, the one that I wanted the least returned. Why a Bowser clone???
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:iconkingbilly97:
KingBilly97 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
R.I.P. all of these awesome characters!
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:iconbattledroidunit047:
Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
I actually wish some of them return at some point.
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:iconluigismasher:
Luigismasher Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016   Digital Artist
Pink Gold Peach and Metal Mario would be less hated if they were alternative costumes
The babies can stay, but no more than the 5 we have
Bowser Jr. Dry Bones, Birdo and King Boo should all come back to the next game
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:iconswagmaniv:
SwagmanIV Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
King Boo is returning.
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:iconcrashspyrobowser:
CrashSpyroBowser Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
They could have deleted Pink Gold Peach and 3 of those annoying babies characters so they can add Jr and some other characters.
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Don't worry. We'll see them in Mario Kart 9.
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:iconbr4ndonm4rio:
br4ndonm4rio Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hated queen bee she was truly pointless
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:iconjuliotheblisseyfan:
Juliotheblisseyfan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Student Photographer
I hate you # its Honey queen you stupid could you read
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:iconbr4ndonm4rio:
br4ndonm4rio Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Queen bee is her name in super Mario galaxy.
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:iconthecopyuniversetcu:
TheCopyUniverseTCU Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
I was fine with the koopalings, and I was fine with the baby Bros. I was NOT fine with what were essentially alternate costumes for Mario and Peach. 
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:icondarkraihero06:
DarkraiHero06 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
7 Koopalings, 4 Mario outifts, 3 Peach outfits, 3 unimportant babies for MK8
Why I hate the character roster in a nutshell
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:icondarkdiddykong:
DarkDiddyKong Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
I'm okay with the Koopalings. But I agree with the rest of the characters, you mentioned.
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:icondarkraihero06:
DarkraiHero06 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They take up most of the roster, and they aren't nearly as famous or creative as some like Bowser Jr or Dry Bones
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:iconinklinggirl99:
InklingGirl99 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Student Artist
Bowser Jr:WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Wiggler: QUIT CRYING WILL YA?!

Petey: Oh No , Not Again!

R.O.B: This Is The Life! :)
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:iconkidbobobo:
KidBobobo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Character who need to retconned into costumes (since we have so many Yoshi and Shy Guy costumes, and a female Villager):
-Pink Gold Peach
-Metal Mario (for Robo Mario)
-Tanooki Mario
-Cat Peach
-Dry Bowser

Note: The babies can stay, only because I have soft spot for them. But Baby Rosalina was pushing it. Why Baby Princess #3?

Characters who should get in, in place of them:
-Birdo
-Nabbit
-Diddy Kong
-Bowser Jr.
-Robo Mario from Mario Kart Arcade GP (Replaces Metal Mario)

Additional Characters:
-Petey Pirahna
-Honey Queen
-Wiggler
-R.O.B.
-Funky Kong
-D.K. Junior
-Pac-man/Ms. Pac-man
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:iconmrbill6ishere:
mrbill6ishere Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2016  Student General Artist
I like this, but I'd replace Baby Rosalina with Baby Wario. And replace the following characters with these..
Robo Mario for King Boo
Honey Queen for Lubba
Funky Kong for Boom Boom (he appears in enough Mario games to make sense)
DK JR for Professor E. Gadd (he lost the chance in DS, there would be a perfect chance soon on NX)
Pac man for Kamek (same reason as E. Gadd.

P.S., If Nintendo were to start reusing retro tracks (which could happen after Mario Kart 8's DLCs), how would you react?
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:iconkidbobobo:
KidBobobo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well SMK wasn't my first MK game, so I wouldn't be too blown away. BTW, SMK is piss-hard!
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:iconinklinggirl99:
InklingGirl99 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student Artist
But Baby Rosalina Was ALready Confirmed!
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:iconkidbobobo:
KidBobobo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your point?
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist
I personally never had a problem with Queen Bee, which is why I included her in my dream roster. She's a nice quirky character.
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:icongavin-the-bunny:
Not every character will appear in a Mario Kart game just because they appeared in one or if they're your favourite.

It like's thinking that just because your favourite character is someone like Hammer Bro you'll start seeing Hammer Bro in every Mario spin-off. It won't happen.
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:icongenoforsmash:
GenoForSmash Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
you forgot DK jr.
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:iconluigismasher:
Luigismasher Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2015   Digital Artist
i actuallly like Pink Gold Peach (please don't hate me :( )
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:icondarkdiddykong:
DarkDiddyKong Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Don't worry. There's nothing wrong with that. Everyone has different opinions. ;)
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:icondaidek:
Daidek Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
someone that respect other's opinions 10/10
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:iconluigismasher:
Luigismasher Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015   Digital Artist
ok :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconenricosut:
EnricosUt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
R.O.B was my main in DS. If he didn't exist, video games wouldn't exist and this is how Nintendo treats him?!?!? Putting him in 2 smash games and MKDS?!?! Honey Queen was dumb though. LOL
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