Daisy (also known as Princess Daisy) is a fictional character who first appeared in the Game Boy game, Super Mario Land. She is the princess of Sarasaland, a land that splits into four different kingdoms.
Daisy first appeared in Super Mario Land that was released in 1989 for the Game Boy. She was kidnapped by Tatanga but eventually saved by Mario. Her next appearance would be in the 1991 NES game, NES Open Tournament Golf, where she would serve as a caddy for Luigi. From that point on, it would be another nine years until appearing as a playable characters in the 2000 sports game, Mario Tennis. In 2001, she became playable in Mario Party 3 and made an appearance as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. In 2002, her appearance changed; her hairstyle is shortened to a flip bob-cut and her dress is in yellow and orange. Her new look was first introduced when she was playable in Mario Party 4 for the Nintendo GameCube. In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, she was given an athletic uniform to fit for the sports games in various other Mario sports games. In 2005, Super Mario Strikers released, giving Daisy a new look in a striker uniform. When Mario Strikers Charged released for the Nintendo Wii in Summer 2007, Daisy was given an alternative striker uniform to fit a mysterious power during matches. When Super Smash Bros. Brawl released in 2008, Daisy in her alternative striker uniform appeared as a trophy. Prior to the game's release, speculation drew that she was going to be a playable character, but the developer, Sora Ltd. negated her from the roster due to a lack of moves. In late 2009, when Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics released, Daisy was given another new uniform look, which fits during winter sports, including figure skating and skiing. In 2012, when Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics released, Daisy was given a swimsuit look to fit various activities such as swimming and rhythmic ribbon contests. In 2014, Daisy again appeared as a trophy in the fourth Super Smash Bros. game (tennis form in the 3DS version, standard and baseball forms in the Wii U version).
Daisy has drawn very little interest from players and fans in the past. Various journalists and historians assumed that Daisy was simply a new localization to Princess Peach rather than a new character herself.