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Full name Princess Rosalina[1]
Aliases ● Mama
● The celestial mother[2]

● The Lady of the Shooting Stars[3]

Species Human
Place of Origin Mushroom Kingdom[4][5][6]
Residence Comet Observatory[7]

Mushroom Kingdom (formerly)[7]

Princess Rosalina[1] is the adoptive mother of the Lumas and pilot of the Comet Observatory. She watches over and protects the cosmos.[8]


Early Life

Rosalina was born a princess of the Mushroom Kingdom several centuries or millenniums ago. She lived in the castle with her parents and younger brother. Her family was quite interested in astronomy, with her father owning a powerful telescope. She also wore star themed clothing as a baby, long before she met the Lumas.

Her mother later died of an unknown cause.


One day, young Rosalina found a crashed Starshroom holding a small baby Luma. After hearing the Luma explain he was looking for his Mama, Rosalina promised to help him. For years she took care of the Luma and waited with him, using her father's telescope to try and find Luma's mother. Eventually they decided to repair the spaceship and travel in search of his mama. For days they traveled along asteroid fields and caught Star Bits until finally landing in a turquoise ice comet. After travelling through space for quite some time, Rosalina decided to settle down on the ice comet and assume the role of Luma's mother. Together they built a large home on the ice comet, which would eventually become the Comet Observatory.

As time went on, more Lumas started appearing, each of which was taken in and named by Rosalina. After seeing their 100th comet, Rosalina began to think about her home planet. Using her father’s telescope, she gazed back at the Kingdom where she grew up. With memories of her life there flooding back, she broke down into tears, longing to return home to her family, though knowing that her mother wasn’t there.

For some time after that Rosalina was content, though one day she became sad once again. Luma, tried to cheer her up, but Rosalina’s crying continued. It was then that Luma had an idea. He transformed their home into a comet, allowing Rosalina to travel back to her home planet. Rosalina no longer cried from that day on.

After visiting her home planet, Rosalina decided that the Lumas were now her family and she that she would raise them until they were ready to leave or transform. At this time, the reborn Young Master Luma was welcomed into the Observatory with a party. When in bed that night, Rosalina decided that she would return to her home planet once every one hundred years from then on. As the years went on, the Rosalina’s new family grew and grew, gaining more members than can be counted.[9]


For multiple centuries, Rosalina travelled the universe aboard the Comet Observatory, fulfilling her duties of taking care of Lumas.[10] Every hundred years, she would return to her home planet and fly over the Mushroom Kingdom, causing multiple Star Bits and Power Stars to rain down. This event came to be known as the Star Festival.

At an unknown point, she met Lubba, a purple Luma that would eventually become a leader of his own Luma crew.[11]

Super Mario Galaxy

Rosalina and Polari at the Comet Observatory

During a particular Star Festival, Rosalina became a target of Bowser's plans. As the Comet Observatory flew over the Mushroom Kingdom, he used a mysterious force to pull away Star Bits and Power Stars from the starship, sending it into a deep hibernation state and stranded over the planet.[12] Shortly after, Rosalina appeared as a projection to Mario on Gateway Galaxy, assisting him in escaping it by entrusting Luma in his care. This granted him the power to travel through space and the ability to perform a Star Spin, before sending him off to retrieve a Grand Star.[13] After Mario arrived at the Comet Observatory with the rescued Grand Star, Rosalina offered to help Mario rescue Princess Peach from Bowser if he found more Power Stars to return the Observatory into a powered state.

After Mario returned 113 Power Stars and 6 Grand Stars, the Comet Observatory was once again fully powered, and Rosalina piloted it to the Center of the Universe, Where Mario fought Bowser for the final Grand Star. However, upon removing the Grand Star from Bowser's Galaxy Reactor, it accidentally lead to the creation of a giant black hole, that grew to consume the entire universe. In order to reverse this, the Lumas from the Comet Observatory joined forces to create a Universe Reset, restoring everything to shortly before the Star Festival began, while slightly altering the course of events, such as Bowser's plan.[14] While everyone else's memories of the events were effectively erased, Rosalina and Mario kept theirs. Rosalina then returned to her starship and flew away, promising to watch over them from beyond the stars.[15]

Super Mario Galaxy 2

During Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rosalina was once again caught up in Bowser's schemes shortly after flying over the planet during the Star Festival. Like his first plan on the previous universe cycle, Bowser attacked the Comet Observatory and stole its Power Stars.[16] This caused multiple Lumas to fall down to the Mushroom Kingdom, including the Young Master Luma. The Comet Observatory was then trapped near Bowser's Galaxy Generator, where Rosalina waited, knowing she'd be reunited with Young Master Luma.

Mario Kart Wii

Rosalina participated in the Mario Kart Wii tournament, alongside a Yellow Luma that floated besides her kart. Her signature color is light-blue, her emblem is a Grand Star and she is a heavy-weight driver. WHen driving karts, she wore her regular dress, but when driving bikes, she wore a white motorcycle outfit with light-blue stripes and light blue boots.

Mario Kart 7

Rosalina also participated in the Mario Kart 7 tournament, this time without her partner Luma. She maintained her signature color, emblem and weight-class from the previous tournament, and also introduced her own track, Rosalina's Ice World.

Super Mario 3D World

Rosalina first joined Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad on their travels in the Sprixie Kingdom after the group had defeated Bowser during the events of Super Mario 3D World. She joined the team after they travelled to World Star and completed Super Galaxy.[17]

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Rosalina's first tennis tournament was in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, where she wore a sleeveless light-blue outfit with a skirt, light-blue shoes and white tights. Her emblem was a Grand Star. On the court, she would float to move around, and levitate the tennis ball instead of holding it. She was classified as a Power-type.[18]

Mario Party: Island Tour

Rosalina was present during the events of Mario Party: Island Tour. Although she did not participate herself, she was present at the end of the Rocket Road board to congratulate the winner of the race.[19]

Mario Golf: World Tour

During Mario Golf: World Tour Rosalina participated as one of the strongest contenders in the tournament, losing only to Bowser. Notably, she did not hold her club, opting to control it with her wand instead. She was also accompanied by a few Lumas.

Mario Party 10

Rosalina took part in Mario Party 10, having her own Amiibo Board dedicated to her.[20]

Mario Sports Superstars

Rosalina and her Standard ATV

Mario Kart 8

In Mario Kart 8, Rosalina participated wearing her regular outfit in karts, and her biker outfit in bikes or ATVs. She is classified as a heavyweight character (weight 7).

Mario Party: Star Rush

Mario Party: The Top 100

Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Party

Mario Tennis Aces

Dr. Mario World

Mario Kart Tour

Rosalina raced once again during Mario Kart Tour. Alongside her regular dress, she also sported a number of different costumes, those being her Halloween outfit (a witch costume), Aurora outfit (a fancy dress based on the northern lights) and her Swimwear outfit (a light blue beach dress with Grand Star patterns). Additionally, she used a Fire Flower to race using her Fire form. Her own track, Rosalina's Ice World, returned as well.[21]

Mario Golf: Super Rush

Rosalina once again took part in a golf tournament during Mario Golf: Super Rush. This time, she was wearing a new outfit, and was classified as an All-Around type. She used her magic to assist her during the games by levitating herself, her equipment and swinging her golf club. Her Special Shot is the Shooting Star, and she assisted by Lumas in a dashing move called Luma Dash during Speed Golf.[22]


Rosalina's design is meant to symbolize her outward strength and inner sorrow and loneliness,[23] this likely brought on by the passing of her mother. She fights an intense battle within herself.[24] She's a gentle and sweet mother figure that keeps her cool despite any danger,[25][26][27] and is filled with mystery surrounding her.[28][29][30] Most importantly, she scans the cosmos for Lumas to protect,[31] therefore she watches over and is a savior of the cosmos.[32][33][34]

Despite her dainty appearance, she's tougher than she looks,[35] with a tall and commanding presence likely brought from her experience mothering the Lumas from her Comet Observatory.[25] First impressions even lead some to believe she's a distant and cold person,[36][37] but don't let that presence fool you, as she's very kindhearted to the Lumas and her magical powers makes a pretty bewitching friend.[38][39] She'll support you as long as you have faith in your abilities.[40]

A minor part of her character is her detective side. As a kid, she journeyed out into space to help the young Luma find her mother, and the Baby Rosalina (Detective) costume leads more credence to this side of hers.[41] She also likes to surf.[26]



Rosalina's a close friend to Mario,[33] and a very important one at that.[42] After entrusting him with a Luma for his help in returning power to her Comet Observatory, she was capable of reuniting Mario with Peach. She's been grateful for Mario's help ever since, even more so after Super Mario Galaxy 2, where he freed her Comet Observatory from Bowser's hold and returned her Baby Luma.

Since then, she's been invited to several events by Mario, which has helped her ease up on herself as she hasn't joined events such as parties for a long time.[43] She also finds the name "Mario" to have a nice ring to it.[44] In Mario Kart 7, she's Mario's rival when in his metallic form.


Just like Mario, Rosalina considers the name "Luigi" to have a nice ring to it.

Princess Peach

Throughout all of Super Mario Galaxy, Rosalina refers to Peach as Mario's "special one".[45]


Rosalina has never referred to Bowser by his name, only going by "evil monster" or "villain".[46][45] This reaction of hers is pretty justifiable, as the only things he's done to her is steal her Comet Observatory's Star Power, likely killing the Lumas who she considers her family.[47][48] She's also his rival in Mario Kart 7.


When she was a child, she took on the responsibility to take care of the Lumas approaching her, deciding to name each and every one of them.[49] It was their support that allowed Rosalina to not cry from the grief of her late mother and being homesick.[50] As a result of that support, she considers them her family, happily seeing them off when they're ready to go out and transform into great things.[48][51] She doesn't idly wait for any Lumas to approach her, as she scans the galaxy in search of Lumas to adopt and nurture.[31] And to add onto that nurture, she often bakes the Lumas a "star cake", a cake sprinkled with Star Bits.


At some point in the past, Rosalina met Lubba.[52] While the nature of their relationship is unclear, it's perhaps implied that he was under her care when he looked like a regular Luma.[53] They seem to be on friendly terms, as both have visited each other on recent times.[3][54]


She's Toad's rival in Mario Kart 7, but has eased up on him as of Mario Kart 8, though now Toad has turned into a rival of hers. Curiously, Toadette became a rival of her infant self.

Physical Appearance

Rosalina is a tall woman with light skin and very light strawberry-blonde hair. Despite being hundreds of years old, she still has the appearance of a young woman. Usually she wears a long strapless light-blue dress with long sleeves. The dress parts at the bottom and is decorated by a silver star emblem with a yellow gem at the chest. Rosalina also wears a silver crown with red and blue gems and a pair of earrings in the shape of four-pointed stars. She often wields a magic wand with a star-shaped ornament at the tip.

When she was younger, Rosalina possessed darker strawberry-blonde hair and wore a simple white dress.[55]


Rosalina is highly skilled in magic, being able to float, levitate objects and generate force fields.


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  23. "Her long bangs represent her outward strength and inner sorrow and loneliness." -Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Strategy Guide, p.348
  24. "No battles are more intense than those we fight within ourselves..." -Rosalina, Super Mario Party
  25. 25.0 25.1 "While gentle and sweet, Rosalina has a tall and commanding presence behind the wheel." -Mario Kart 7 US Website
  26. 26.0 26.1 "What’s better than feeling sand between your toes on a refreshing summer day? Together with the ocean-colored Blue Soda kart, Rosalina (Swimwear) is here to keep cool and catch some waves! #MarioKartTour" -Mario Kart Tour Twitter
  27. "Rosalina travels through space in a starship called the Comet Observatory. Motherly and protective of the many Lumas that she travels with, she guards the cosmos against any and all threats. Wielding a Star Wand and her signature blue dress, Rosalina always seems cool even in the face of danger." -Rosalina amiibo description
  28. "In the next tour, Rosalina is all dressed up for #Halloween, and she’s looking even more mysterious than usual in her witch costume! When it comes to Halloween, Rosalina knows that you’ve got to look the part!" -Mario Kart Tour Twitter
  29. "This keeper of the Comet Observatory floats through the cosmos with curious star creatures called Lumas. Her past is shrouded in mystery." -Super Mario Galaxy Instruction manual
  30. "A mysterious lady who roams the galaxy." -Mario Party: Star Rush
  31. 31.0 31.1 "From her Comet Observatory, Rosalina scans the cosmos for adorable Lumas to adopt. From behind the wheel of a kart, she scans the track for rivals to pelt with green shells." -Play Nintendo
  32. "Blue: "It sounds like new doctors will debut on Oct. 4 at 1 AM PT. Here comes Dr. Rosalina ! Hm... I was under the impression that it was her job to preside over the cosmos, not viruses. I do hope she’ll let me off easy!" #DrMarioWorld" -Dr. Mario World Twitter
  33. 33.0 33.1 "Interstellar observer, protector of the Lumas, and friend to Mario." -Super Mario Party Website
  34. "Saving the cosmos while destroying rivals? Sounds like Rosalina." -Mario Party: The Top 100 Website
  35. "Tougher than she looks, Rosalina can take hard knocks and makes up for what she lacks in acceleration with great top speed." -Mario Kart 7 EU Website
  36. "A mysterious lady who travels the galaxy accompanied by her family of star-like creatures called Lumas. Rosalina may seem a bit distant, but she is actually quite kind-hearted. She is the adoptive mother of the Lumas. Though her home is among the stars, she'll sometimes joins Mario and friends on their adventures." -The official home of Super Mario
  37. "A mysterious woman who travels through space together with the star children known as Lumas. Her appearance creates a cool impression, but she is actually a kind person who serves as a foster mother for the Lumas, who have no parents. She also sometimes goes on adventures with Mario and friends." -Mario Portal (translation by Super Mario Wiki)
  38. "Rosalina. A mysterious woman that travels the cosmos with the star children, Lumas. She travels by riding the starship known as the Comet Observatory. She acts as a mother for the various multicoloured Lumas as well. Although she looks kind of stern, she's very kindhearted to the Lumas. She possesses a mysterious power, and is always floating around. When she rides a bike, she sports a stylish rider suit!" -Kids section of Nintendo Co. (translation by Super Mario Wiki)
  39. "The stars shine bright on Rosalina, whose magical powers make her a bewitching friend." -Who is your Mushroom Kingdom BFF?, Play Nintendo
  40. "You've shown true faith in your abilities... Keep going as far as they can take you!" -Rosalina, Super Mario Party
  41. "Baby Rosalina (Detective) is on the case with her star-shaped magnifying glass and cozy hunting cap. Can she make a name for herself among the other London greats? One thing’s for sure: no one’s gonna beat her to the finish line! #MarioKartTour" -Mario Kart Tour Twitter
  42. "It is the desire to be reunited with someone who is important to you. That pull is what brought us together." -Rosalina, Super Mario Galaxy 2
  43. "I haven't joined a party in ages. This sure is exciting! I want to play ALL of the games! Will you partner up with me?" -Rosalina, Super Mario Party
  44. "Mario... Your name is Mario, isn't it? That is what I heard from your friends who just arrived. Mario... It has such a nice ring." -Rosalina, Super Mario Galaxy
  45. 45.0 45.1 "The villain who kidnapped your special one took her far from here, to the center of the universe." -Rosalina, Super Mario Galaxy
  46. "When that evil monster took our star power... I was separated from my precious little one..." -Rosalina, Super Mario Galaxy 2
  47. "[The Comet Observatory] shines weakly, maybe only as bright as a Class 6 star, but at least the poor Lumas will survive now." -Polari, Super Mario Galaxy
  48. 48.0 48.1 "Oh, thank you for saving the Grand Star. These star people are my family... They mean so much to me." -Rosalina, Super Mario Galaxy
  49. "The sight of all the shouting Lumas only made the girl laugh harder. 'What am I going to do with all these children?!' The Lumas just stared blankly as she doubled over laughing. 'I guess we'll have to name each and every one of you.'" -Rosalina's Storybook, Super Mario Galaxy
  50. "All the Lumas together said, 'No more crying, Mama!' 'Thank you...' said the girl in a whisper, and she pulled the Lumas close and hugged them. From that day on, Star Bits no longer fell from the girl's eyes." -Rosalina's Storybook, Super Mario Galaxy
  51. "As she watched the Lumas scurry about, the girl smiles and thought to herself, 'This is my family now, and I will stay with them until they're ready to leave the nest. And when they do leave, I'll see them off with a smile.' 'Because that's what makes a mother happiest.'" -Rosalina's Storybook, Super Mario Galaxy
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