Mario is the main protagonist of the Mario series. He's the legendary mascot of Nintendo. Mario is a plumber, but in most games, he uses his legendary jump and combat abilities to defend the inhabitants of the usually peaceful Mushroom World from power-hungry villains such as Bowser. During most of his adventures, Mario teams up with his younger brother Luigi and their partner Yoshi, and sometimes even Toads, for extra support, as they are the only characters he fully trusts to help him. When not adventuring, Mario participates in a variety of sporting events and even works as one of his alter-egos, Dr. Mario.