Stanley the Bugman
Full Name Stanley
Gender Male
Location Mushroom Kingdom
Class Exterminator
Family and Relations
Mario and Luigi (cousins)
Main Weapon(s) Pesticide
Power to summon insects in the Super Mario Revival series
First Appearance Donkey Kong 3

Stanley the Bugman, sometimes shortened to just Stanley or Stan, is a character in the Super Mario Series. He first appeared in the game Donkey Kong 3, and slowly he has been disappearing from the series, much like Donkey Kong Jr..


When Stanley is first introduced, he was trying to get Donkey Kong, along with plenty of insects, from his greenhouse. He succeeded and was happy to take care of his flowers again.

After a long absence in the series, he appeared as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. After a long absence, Stanley makes a surprise return to the series in Mario Baseball Legends. He mainly appears in Mario games that are made by Sactown Studios.


Bugman Land Series

Stanley appears in his own unique series called Bugman Land, a three dimensional platformer featuring a unique cast of characters and a completely new universe ignoring Stanley's past in the Donkey Kong series universe. Though, it does include references to the classic Donkey Kong series such as Pauline returning as a playable character. So far, there have been two releases- one on the Wii U, and the other on the Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. series

Stanley appears a secret character in the game Super Smash Bros. Havoc. He also has a role in the Adventure Mode with Lucas.

Stanley also appears as a secret character in Super Smash Bros. Universe, where one must beat him in a fight before unlocking him.

Baseball Legends

Stanley will appear as a playable character in the upcoming game Mario Baseball Legends as a team player. His team is the Mario All-Stars.

Mario Kart Series

Stanley will appear in the upcoming Mario Kart 9 as a playable racer. Nothing else has been revealed yet.

Super Mario Revival series

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Stanley in the Super Mario Revival series.

While Stanley does not appear in the first season of Super Mario Revival, he makes his debut in season 2, Super Mario Ultra, along with Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Pauline, and a new character named Gary. He also returns for season 3, Super Mario Innocence, and season 4, Super Mario Unite!.

Gary initially has a strong dislike for bugs and makes it his duty to exterminate all insects from the Mushroom Kingdom. This is until he is walking peacefully in a forest until he notices Ferochia, a new villain, attacking a family of Wigglers and other various insects.

Stanley learns to appreciate bugs and see that they aren't so bad. This somehow strengthens him and gives him a new power. He is able to grow butterfly wings and fly, as well as summon bugs as a means of attacking and other insect-related powers.

In the series, Stanley gets along really well with Princess Daisy, because of their mutual interest in nature, both bugs and plants. Stanley is also best friends with Gary, and the two are almost always seen together.

In the ending credits for Super Mario Unite!, Stanley and Gary are shown dancing together.

Powers and Attacks

  • Monarch Strike - Stanley temporarily grows butterfly wings and tackles into the opponent.
  • Papillon Migration - Stanley sends a swarm of butterflies to attack the opponent.