Though most of these characters are admittedly unlikely to make the cut, it's hard not to dream. As long as they stop adding koopalings and Marios, though, I'll be happy.
We came up with eight characters that we wanted in Mario Kart and then even managed to think of seven more. So which characters, Nintendo or otherwise, would you like to see in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Let your voice be heard in the comments below!