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Birdo

Birdo first appeared as the exit guardian in SMB2, guarding Crystal Balls and Keys while spitting eggs at intruders. Although it might sound odd to those unfamiliar with Mario games, there is some controversy among Mario fans regarding the sexual orientation of this pink dinosaur. The American SMB2 manual states that Birdo "wants to be a girl" and "would rather be called Birdetta." As Birdo began to appear in subsequent Mario games, Nintendo of America began referring to Birdo as "she," perhaps hoping to end further speculation.

In Mario Tennis, Yoshi and Birdo appear as a quasi-romantic couple in promotional artwork, a move that caused some confusion among Mario fans unfamiliar with Birdo's new orientation.

In Japan, Birdo has always been female, and is named "Catherine." Why NOA chose to initially give the character such an odd personality remains unclear.

Enemy
Super Mario Bros. 2
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Birdo
Birdo spits eggs and/or fire from her mouth, and usually guards a Crystal Ball or a Key.
Enemy: Boss
Birdo
Fights alongside Popple.
HP: 450Exp: 900Coins: 99
Birdo
HP: 777FP: 100Attack: 160Defense: 130M. Attack: 6M. Defense: 100Speed: 10Exp: 60Coins: 30
Thought: "I just love life!"
NPC
Wario's Woods (SNES) [known as "Catherine"]
She appears by a meter that indicates how much time is left before Pidgit appears.
Playable character
One of 20 selectable racers.
One of eight selectable characters.
One of eight selectable characters.