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Story

An Acting Prelate of the Holy Church. A pretty boy with blonde hair and fair skin, Mario tends to dress casually. Although he may not appear so, he holds a position of great responsibility while still in his early teens. He detests the inept and indolent, and often lashes out verbally, but he is also a compassionate, dutiful person at his core. His talents in assessing character and abilities, his skillful balancing of hard and soft power, his leadership and ability to use resources to control the game, and his fighting style using a Piano Machine to control nuns like marionettes, have all earned him the nickname "Mario the Puppeteer."

Gameplay

Mario Gallo Bestino is a new character to Melty Blood, released as free DLC alongside Powered Ciel on April 14, 2022. He is a rushdown/puppet character who works in tandem with his subordinate nuns to create difficult mix-ups.

Mario excels at keeping the opponent pinned down with his own fast close-range moveset and utilizing the large disjointed special attacks from the nuns with good coverage of various parts of the screen; Feroce (236X) allows him to use a nun-centered rekka series that controls space horizontally, while Dance - Corrente (214X) uses nuns to restrict the opponent's movement options with delayed strikes on the ground or axes that cover vertical space and Dance - Polonaise (22X) lets nuns work as either a stagger or counter tool, making defensive mashing/abare attempts against Mario himself dangerous once he gets in. Mario himself is no slouch in the space control game, as he has Phantasm (623X) to help wall off air approaches and yanks Mario upward to start air combos on hit.

However, Mario lacks fast projectiles and does not get meaningful rewards out of stray nun attacks at long range. In order to capitalize on nun strikes, Mario has to stay close to the opponent and constantly pressure them using his stubby normal attacks and clever use of his nuns for coverage. Knowing your reach and how to approach neutral in your match-up(s) are required steps to achieve mastery of this technical character.

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Quick normals and high movement speed make Mario difficult to pin down or contest at close-range.
  • Nuns add a fair bit of versatility to his mix and pressure game once he's in close, but can also be used as attackers from ranges where he normally can't fight.
  • Phantasm enables conversions from high-height combos.
  • Stubby normals make it hard to convert at long ranges.
HP Value: 11,700

Backdash: -

Movement Speed: -

Character Summary

Move list

Moon Skills
6B+C - Feroce
3B+C - Phantasm
4B+C - Dance - Corrente (Air OK)
2B+C - Dance - Polonaise
Special Attacks
236A - Feroce
> A/B/C - Feroce Pesante
> A/B/C - Feroce Morendo
623A/B/C - Phantasm
214A/B/C (EX OK) - Dance - Corrente
22A/B/C (EX OK) - Dance - Polonaise
j.214A/B/C (EX OK) - Dance - Corrente (Air OK)
Arc Drives
236B+C - Puppeteer (Doll)
Last Arc
A+B+C+D / Successful Shield in Blood Heat - Puppeteer (Human)
Unique Attacks
3C, j.2B
Blowback Edge Moves
j.2[B], 236[B], 214[A], 214[B], j.214[A], j.214[B]
Stats & vitals

Dash startup:

Dash actionable: 9

Jump startup: 4

Jump airtime: 38

Quick combo reference

Coming soon.

MBTL Mario Art.png

Move Analysis

Normal Moves

Standing Normals

5A
5A
5A
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
160 LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
5 2 11 17 -1 -
  • 5 frame jab.
  • Chains into itself 3 times with 4A.
Mario does a high kick. Can be used as an anti-air, but 2C is far more reliable and better in the case of a trade.
5B
5B
5B
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
260*2 (504) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
7 2 (8) 2 17 36 -4 -
  • Advances forwards a short distance.
  • Hits twice.
  • Both hits are stubby.
5C
5C
5C
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Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
420*2 (806) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
10 3 (7) 4 20 45 -9 -
  • Advances forwards a greater distance forward than 5B.
  • Hits twice.
  • Less stubby than 5B at the cost of being slower.

Crouching Normals

2A
2A
2+A
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
140 L - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
5 2 11 17 -1 -
  • 5 frame low.
  • Chains into itself 3 times.
2B
2B
2+B
MBTL Mario 2B.png
ok i pull up
MBTL Mario 2B be.png
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
420 L - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
10 10 15 34 -8~+1 -
  • Acts as Mario's sweep. Launch and hard knockdown on hit.

Can be plus at max range but Mario's A normals are too stubby to effectively leverage the frame advantage.

Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
- L - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Gains more range, hitting from roundstart distance and becomes 3 hits.
2C
2C
2+C
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
620 LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
10 4 23 36 -11 -
  • Surprisingly good anti-air.
  • Leaves standing on ground hit.

Jumping Normals

j.A
j.A
Aerial A
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
130 HA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
7 4 27 37 - -
  • Chains into itself 3 times with j.4A.
Mario kicks directly forwards.
j.B
j.B
Aerial B
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
500 HA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
8 4 25 36 - -
Mario kicks slightly downwards.
j.C
j.C
Aerial C
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
560 HA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
9 5 28 41 - -
  • Good crossup normal.
Mario kicks below and behind himself.

Command Normals

3C
3C
3+C
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Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
700 LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
12 3 15 29 -11 7-14 Head
  • Mario's cinematic launcher.
j.2B
j.2B
Aerial 2+B
MBTL Mario j2B.png
MBTL Mario j2B be.png
Affectionately referred to as "goomba stomp"
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
400 HA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
10 5 - - - -
  • Mario bounces upwards on hit and block.

Goomba stomp, useful as an OTG to set up left/right and high/low mixups in the corner.

Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
900 HA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
20 5 - 44 - 16-19 Clash
  • Mario dives straight downwards.
Causes a ground bounce and can be reverse chained, making it a good combo extender with Bounce Bonus.

Universal Mechanics

Rapid Beat 2
Rapid Beat 2
XX
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
230*2 (414) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
8 5 (9) 1 - - -10 6- Airborne
  • Hits twice.
Very consistent in combos against grounded and airborne opponents.
Rapid Beat 3
Rapid Beat 3
XXX
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
- LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Same normal as his 3C.
Ground Throw
Throw
4/6AD
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
400, 500, 600 (1500) U - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
4 3 18 25 HKD (+53) -
  • Provides enough advantage to set up any Nun.
Air Throw
Air Throw
Aerial4/6AD
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
200*2, 800 (1200) U - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
1 3 26 29 - -
  • Gives an easy safejump if Mario still has his double jump.

Special Moves

Feroce
Feroce
236+X
MBTL Mario 236A.png
236A
MBTL Mario 236B.png
236B
MBTL Mario 236B be.png
236[B], Will perform 236B and 236BB automatically
MBTL Mario 236C.png
236C
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236A
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236B
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236[B], Will perform 236B and 236BB automatically
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236C)
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
510*2 (963) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Nun is fully invincible until active.
  • The Nun will run until she is close enough to strike the opponent.
  • Air unblockable.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
1000 LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - 50 -4 -
  • Starts the Nun rekka.
  • Nun travels a fixed distance but will strike from her current position.
  • Air unblockable.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
480*2 (916) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - -6 -
  • Referred to as Feroce Pesante
  • Hits twice.
  • Extends the Nun rekka.
  • Air unblockable.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
800 LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - -12 -
  • Referred to as Feroce Morendo
  • Ends the Nun rekka.
  • Steals the corner.
  • Air unblockable.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
560*3 (1483) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - +36 -
  • Does the first 2 Nun rekkas, separate from Mario.
  • Nun travels a fixed distance but will strike from her current position.
  • Air unblockable.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
570*4 (1890) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - +13 -
  • The nun following Mario travels 1/4 of the screen while performing 2 slashes.
  • Hitting one of the two slashes leads to a follow up with 2 more slashes.
  • Groundbounces, leading into a nice combo afterwards.
Phantasm
Phantasm
623+X
MBTL Mario 623A.png
623A, Does not hit opponents on the ground
MBTL Mario 623B.png
623B, but hitting causes Mario to fly at the opponent
MBTL Mario 623C.png
623C, Mario will fly even if the move does not hit
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623A
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623B
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623C
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
640, 556 (1196) A - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Air blockable, whiffs against grounded opponents.
  • Hits upwards at a 60 degree angle.
  • Links into air normals with Special Bonus and Airthrow without.
  • Pulls Mario upwards towards the opponent on hit.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
640, 556 (1196) A - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Air blockable, whiffs against grounded opponents.
  • Hits upwards at a shallow 40 degree angle.
  • Links into air normals with Special Bonus and Airthrow without.
  • Pulls Mario upwards towards the opponent on hit.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
740, 382, 347, 312, 281 (2062) A - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Pulls Mario upwards towards the opponent on hit and block.
  • Hitting cause a followup animation that grants a HKD and leaves you close to the opponent.
  • Sideswitches.
Dance - Corrente
Dance - Corrente
214+X
MBTL Mario 214A.png
214A, A nun dash punch
MBTL Mario 214A be.png
214[A], A added uppercut
MBTL Mario 214B.png
214B, Throws a slow upward-angled projectile
MBTL Mario 214B be.png
214[B], Throws 2 projectiles
MBTL Mario 214C.png
214C, A nun is summoned in front of the opponent and attacks them with a spear
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214A
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214[A]
175px
214B
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214[B]
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214C
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
900 LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • A Nun appears and does a rush punch.
  • Teleports in at a fixed distance in the corner, making it at least +6.

Combos after a fullscreen 236A for a knockdown.

Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
780, 582 (1362) LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • A Nun appears and does a rush punch.
    • On hit, she'll add an uppercut.

Also combos after a fullscreen 236A, but won't knockdown as Special Bonus has already been used.

Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
900 LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - 40 - - -
  • A Nun appears and throws a curved sword.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
900*2 (1485) LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - 45 - - -
  • A Nun appears and throws two curved swords.
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
450, 418, 387, 355, 328, 301 (2239) LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • A Nun appears and performs a short combo with her spear.
  • The spear nun appears in front of the opponent on the ground, no matter where Mario is on the screen.
  • The first hit can whiff if the opponent is in the air, however the second covers a lot of air space.
Dance - Polonaise
Dance - Polonaise
22+X
MBTL Mario 22A.png
22A, A slow uppercut
MBTL Mario 22B.png
22B, A long slow sweep
MBTL Mario 22C.png
22C, A parry
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22A
175px
22B
175px
22C
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
710 LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
55 - - - +37 -
  • All versions of 22X have their counter boxes on the nun, not Mario. Should the opponent jump over it and hit Mario, the counter won't go off.
  • A Nun appears and does an uppercut after a delay.
  • Retaliates with a counterattack if hit.
  • Counter box isn't low to the ground meaning it can lose to 2Cs and other low-hitbox moves.
  • Counter is active on F9.

Inferior in most ways to 22B, but it will always appear close to Mario which makes it harder to jump over.

Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
810 LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
55 - - - +37 -
  • A Nun appears and does a low sword slash after a delay.
  • Retaliates with a counterattack if hit.
  • Counter's box is low to the ground, making it less suited to Anti-Airs.
  • Vacuums opponents on block, which can pull out of the corner.
  • Counter is active on F9.

Can appear further away from Mario than 22A if the opponent is distant. Mostly seen as combo filler in certain metered routes. Due to the Vacuum effect it sometimes sees use as a pressure reset. Doesn't hit low however, so no unblockables for Mario.

Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
950, 731 (1681) U - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Counter super, but not a reversal.
  • Very limited range.
  • Counter is active on F4, which is 0F postflash.
Seems pretty bad at first glance. On second glance, it's still pretty bad. No invuln for the 3 frames pre-flash.
Dance - Corrente (Air)
Dance - Corrente (Air)
Aerial 214+X
MBTL Mario j214A.png
j214A, Air version is similar too grounded 214X
MBTL Mario j214A be.png
j214[A]
MBTL Mario j214B.png
j214B
MBTL Mario j214B be.png
j214[B]
MBTL Mario j214C.png
j214C
175px
j214A
175px
j214[A]
175px
j214B
175px
j214[B]
175px
j214C
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
900 LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
780, 582 (1362) LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
900 LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
900*2 (1485) LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
450, 418, 387, 355, 328, 301 (2239) LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
Each version is the same as its grounded variant. 214A and 214[A] stall Mario's air movement. 214B and 214[B] move Mario backwards.

Moon Skills

Feroce
Feroce
6+B+C
MBTL Mario 6BC.png
236B but Mario moves forward with the nun
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
500*3 (1340) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - -2 -
  • Move happens at the Nun's current location.
  • Mario's animation is the same no matter where the Nun is.
Phantasm
Phantasm
3+B+C
MBTL Mario 3BC.png
Mario fly's forward even if the strings don't hit the opponent
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
640, 556 (1196) A - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Air blockable, whiffs against grounded opponents.
  • Hits upwards at a shallow 40 degree angle.
  • Links into air normals with Special Bonus and Airthrow without.
  • Pulls Mario upwards towards the opponent on wiff, hit and block.
Dance - Corrente
Dance - Corrente
4+B+C
MBTL Mario 4BC.png
Doesn't track the opponent's location this time
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
250, 300*5 (1474) LHA - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - +49(standing), +3(crouching) -
  • Summons the spear Nun to perform a short combo.
  • The spear nun is summoned where Mario currently is, before rushing forward and performing the combo.
Dance - Polonaise
Dance - Polonaise
2+B+C
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
710, 582 (1292) U - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
- - - - - -
  • Counter.
  • Counter is first active F12.
  • However, it'll activate off Mario's MD Clash Frames, effectively lowering it to 1F startup.
  • MD Clash frames can't be jump cancelled with grounded moves, but all other anti-MD Clash Frame counterplay works to beat this.

Super Moves

Arc Drives

Puppeteer (Doll)
Puppeteer (Doll)
236+B+C
MBTL Mario 236BC.png
Seagull Abuse
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
1000, 300*5, 1000 (3500 LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
1+11-19 2 32 - 38 45 - 49 -13 - -21 1 - 10
  • Mario summons Noel out of nowhere to perform the startup attack of her Arc Drive (Can be found here:https://wiki.gbl.gg/w/Melty_Blood/MBTL/Noel#Time_to_Repent).
  • Upon hitting, Mario starts puppeteering her and throws her into the opponent at the end.
  • Really fast Arc Drive that covers 3/4 of the screen, but has a long whiff recovery.
  • Noel is summoned from Mario's current position.

Last Arc

Puppeteer (Human)
Puppeteer (Human)
A+B+C+D
Hitboxes Off
Hitboxes On
Damage Guard Cancel Property Cost Attribute
160*3 80*4, 160*12, 1120 (4800) LH - - - -
First Active Active Recovery Overall Advantage Invul
1+21 4 27 52 -14 14-25
  • Usable with 4 full Magic Circuit gauges, at any time in Blood Heat, or with a successful Shield while in Blood Heat.
  • Damage in Blood Heat scales with amount of Heat Gauge remaining on activate.
  • Uses the animation of his 5A if done manually with 4 magic circuits.
Mario summons a bunch of nuns to attack the opponent rapidly, all while he pose dramatically.

Reverse Beats

Customization

Palette options

Color 1
Color 2
Color 3
Color 4 (Merem Soloman)
Color 5
Color 6
Color 7
Color 8
Color 9
Color 10
Color 11
Color 12
Color 13
Color 14
Color 15


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Descriptiosn of Neutral, Pressure, OKI and Defense are added. Especially Neurtral might need some revisions.

  • Maybe add a TLDR Section to Neutral it all got pretty long.
  • Add OKI options from 236C and 214C Midscreen HKD.
  • Add explanation and examples of options after j2B on block.
  • Add options against shield in pressure
  • Add options against oponents jumping out of your pressure.
  • >3C>jAB>j2B Techchase options. Is it useful?
  • Add 2[B]>214[B] OKI Options
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  • Add Corner BNB Meterless and Metered
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