Mario is an iconic hero. Ever since super smash brothers he has been iconic. Popularized in my generation by super mario brothers the next generation took hold of this icon when ssb came out.
Everything is iconic in Mario from the three hops to the throwing of enemies. Dota implemented two heroes that resemble Mario. The first one is Zeus. Zeus looks like mario phyiscally: his facial features and his silhouette. In response they added a taunt where he hops up and coins pop out of no where.
The next one is tuskar. Tuskar looks nothing like Mario but his ultimate is iconic because it represents Mario’s hop. He just throws an uppercut and throws the enemy into the air. It is funny the first time you see it but after that it gets boring.
These are the two heroes that represent Mario.