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''Wario: Master of Disguise'' is a 2D side-scrolling game for the NintendoDS. As the title suggests, it stars [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosWarioAndCompany Wario]], but it has no direct relation to ''VideoGame/WarioLand'', ''VideoGame/{{WarioWare}}'', or ''VideoGame/WarioWorld''.[[note]]After all, in ''VideoGame/WarioWorld'', Wario had a [[BigFancyHouse castle of gold]], and in this game, he lives in a typical house.[[/note]]

One day, Wario was lounging on his sofa, watching TV, when a show called "[[PhantomThief The Silver Zephyr]]" came on. It was a show about a man named Count Cannoli who used his magic wand, Goodstyle, to transform into the eponymous master thief. After seeing him transform, Wario decided that he wanted in on the action, so he invented the Telmet, a device that allowed him to venture into the TV. Upon entering the TV, he landed right on Cannoli's head, causing him to drop Goodstyle. Wario, of course, being Wario, took Goodstyle for himself. Goodstyle proceeded to dub Wario his new master, and gave him his very own thief outfit.

Wario soon learns about the Wishstone, an artifact that, supposedly, can grant any wish. However, it was [[DismantledMacGuffin split into 5 pieces]], which were then hidden in separate places. With this in mind, Wario makes it his goal to obtain the Wishstone pieces and recreate the Wishstone. However, this quest does not come without obstructions: Cannoli does not particularly enjoy having his wand stolen from him and will stop at nothing to get it back. If that wasn't enough, the CorruptCorporateExecutive Carpaccio also wants the Wishstone pieces, so needless to say, Wario has his work cut out for him.

The gameplay consists of traversing several different locations, beating up enemies and searching for treasure. The treasure chests require the player to win minigames to open, and consist of one of several different types of items, depending on the chest's color. Red chests contain treasures, which merely exist for the sake of HundredPercentCompletion. Purple chests contain area maps or important quest items. Green chests either contain [[HeartContainer Vita Mighties]], which boost Wario's max health, or Guise Gems, which give him new disguises, [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman each of which has its own special powers]].

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!!'''This game provides examples of:'''
* {{Acrofatic}}: Wario, as usual.
* AntiHero: Again, Wario.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Count Cannoli.
* ArtInitiatesLife: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Arty Wario]].
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Most bosses. The Sphinx, Ka-Bloom!, Stuffy the 64th, and [[spoiler: the Carpaccio race]] are the exceptions.
* AwesomeYetImpractical: The Royal Golden Tools, one of the treasures.
--> "These golden tools were developed for a king. But since gold is one of the world's softest metals, they're pretty much useless. Fun to look at, though."
* BadassMustache: Wario. Also Count Cannoli.
* BigBoosHaunt: Blowhole Castle.
* BlackAndGreyMorality: When Wario's your ''hero'', you know that the opposition will have to be so much worse.
** [[spoiler:Cannoli and Carpaccio both fall under gray, as while they're both unabashed thieves, Carpaccio has been secretly working toward the defeat of Terrormisu alongside the Pharaoh, and while Cannoli is clueless for most of the game he helps out Wario at the end. Terrormisu is the only really black morality character in the game.]]
* BossRemix: Count Cannoli and Carpaccio's [[BattleThemeMusic boss battle themes]].
* BuildLikeAnEgyptian: Poobah the Pharaoh's Pyramid.
* ChekhovsExhibit: In the museum, Goodstyle stops a few times to comment on the exhibits, which at first seem pointless to Wario. However, later in the level, Wario must solve riddles involving said exhibits.
* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster: Goodstyle, in order to defeat Terrormisu.]]
* ChestMonster: Some of the chests are fakes. When Wario comes close, they reveal their single eyeball and then start jumping around. This typically makes getting all chests in a single run-through of a level impossible since it always replaces a random chest.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Wario has different powers depending on which disguise he's currently wearing.
* CollisionDamage: Averted; neither Wario nor the enemies inflict it. You'll appreciate this in the timed special stages.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Carpaccio, as well as Count Cannoli.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:For a demon that destroyed an ancient civilization and had to be [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away inside a stone]], Terrormisu dies pretty easily to a fat guy with a talking magic wand.]]
* DismantledMacGuffin: The Wishstone.
* EasterEgg: On the title screen, touching one of the knobs on Wario's TV toggles the appearance of a hidden Nintendo logo.
* EnterSolutionHere: The third episode had an interesting variation: Wario had to answer sphinx riddles in at least three different places to complete the level; the solution to each riddle would be the name of [[ChekhovsExhibit an object in the museum's various display cases]], which Goodstyle would read the names of when you reached the room. Getting the question wrong resulted in either being set back or killed.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: This game's enemy selection includes demonic kitchen utensils, disgruntled cruise ship employees, pissed off statues, killer plants, enraged seagulls, and even [[ChestMonster treasure chests]].
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]: The girl who flirts with Wario at Sweatmore Peak and helps him at Blowhole Castle [[spoiler:is actually the BigBad.]]
* ExpositionFairy: Goodstyle.
* ExtendedGameplay: Beating the game unlocks five bonus episodes.
* {{Fartillery}}: There is a gorilla enemy in Sneezemore Cave called Mr. Cheeky who attacks with farts.
* FatBastard: Wario.
* FinalExamBoss: Two of them. [[spoiler: The Carpaccio race tests how you can use the moves for platforming purposes and Terrormisu, while not requiring as many powers as Carpaccio, tests a lot of abilities for battling.]]
* FrictionlessIce: [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Sneezemore Cave]] has plenty of this.
* GentlemanThief: Cannoli and Carpaccio.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The treasure description for the Fishin' Hole Fishin' Pole.
--> "This magic fishing pole will catch a fish every time you dip it in the water! But only crappie. Which actually taste better than they sound."[[note]]Note that crappie is an actual type of fish.[[/note]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Ka Bloom! is the only boss in the game with abolutely no connection to the plot whatsoever. Poobah is very important in the game's backstory and the Barfatronic Lavachomper and Stuffy the 64th both have ties to [[spoiler: Carpaccio]].
* GuideDangIt: [[spoiler: You can use Arty Wario to hinder Carpaccio in he race.]] Good luck figuring that out.
* HeartContainer: Vita Mighty.
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: Goodstyle gives a tutorial whenever Wario acquires a new disguise.
* IntrepidFictioneer: Wario invents the Telmet so he can be on TV and become a master thief. The whole game takes place inside the TV.
* LavaIsBoilingKoolAid: As long as Wario has the Sweatmore Hotpants or is wearing the Dragon Wario disguise, lava behaves exactly like water.
* LethalLavaLand: Sweatmore Peak.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Cannoli and Carpaccio's themes.
* MasterOfDisguise: An [[{{Irony}} ironic]] [[AvertedTrope aversion]], considering the game's title. Wario is not an actual MasterOfDisguise, he just wears various [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman outfits that give him special powers]].
* MeaningfulName: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stylus#Etymology Goodstyle]]".
* MiniMook: The mini Munchelangelos in the third episode.
* MonsterCompendium: The coffee-table book.
* MookMaker: In the ninth episode.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[spoiler: Terrormisu.]]
* NonindicativeName:
** The Superfantastical Money Tree, one of the game's treasures. See the game's treasure description below.
--> "Sure, it sounds fancy. But it's just a plant. A boring old potted plant. Slap anyone who tries to tell you otherwise."
** The game itself is also an example, since Wario's "disguises" are much less "disguises" and more "[[ClothesMakeTheSuperman superpower costumes]]." Wario never attempts to fool anyone with his disguises, [[PaperThinDisguise not that anyone with a functioning brain would fall for them anyway]]. The problem? "Wario: Master of Costumes" [[RuleOfCool doesn't sound as good]].
* OneWingedAngel: Carpaccio developed a morphing technology that lets him turn into Head Honcho Carpaccio, an enormous blue head resembling the Snow Globe and Blow Globe enemies. Notably, he only uses this form in the first battle against him—the second time, he challenges Wario to a RacingMiniGame instead of a fight.
* PalsWithJesus: [[spoiler:Carpaccio has been working alongside the ancient immortal Pharaoh in a friendly manner for quite some time now.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: No matter which disguise Wario is wearing, it's still obviously Wario. Then again, he never tries to fool anyone in the first place, he is merely wearing the disguises for [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman their powers]].
* PhantomThief: Count Cannoli (The Silver Zephyr), but at the beginning of the game, Wario steals his magic wand, Goodstyle, and becomes a PhantomThief himself (The Purple Wind). The game's Japanese title, ''Kaitou Wario the Seven'', really spells this out -- ''kaitou'' is Japanese for phantom thief, and the "seven" part suggests two classic examples, Lupin the Third and the Fiend of Twenty Faces (seven being how many costumes Wario has, besides the basic thief).
* PlotCoupon: The Wishstone pieces.
* PunnyName: A lot of the enemies' names are this. Spoonatic, [=DaVincheese=], Ramenses II, Snackerel, and Sarcopha Guy, to name a few.
* RecurringBoss: Cannoli. [[spoiler: Carpaccio subverts this; the second fight is a race.]]
* RedBoxingGloves: Genius Wario's upgrade gives him this.
* ReflectingLaser: Cosmic Wario's upgrade gives him this.
* RespawningEnemies
* RiddlingSphinx: See EnterSolutionHere.
* RoleCalled
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: Terrormisu]].
* SequentialBoss: Stuffy the 64th and [[spoiler:Terrormisu]].
* ShoutOut: "The Silver Zephyr" is an obvious parody of ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Sneezemore Cave.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: Wario's rivalry with Cannoli and Carpaccio has some shades of this.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Enemies will not go in the water unless they are water enemies. At least not willingly. However, in Sneezemore Cave, there is a segment with a Mr. Cheeky running around on top of breakable ice platforms above a body of water. It is possible to break these platforms by hitting them from below. By doing this, the Mr. Cheeky can be dropped into the water, which kills him instantly.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Wario.
* TimedMission: The [[ExtendedGameplay special episodes]].
* ToiletHumour: Prevalent. Certain enemies fart at you, Wario's constantly making crude jokes about his thief name, and poop appears outright in several minigames and when you mess up a painting as Arty Wario.
* UniqueEnemy: There are eight enemies that only show up once each: Spoonatic, Slaughterfork, Jack the Knife, Stankulus, Tooty Kamen, Blamses, Mellow Kitty, and Stuffy the 5th.
* VehicularAssault: Against Cannoli, who seems to get a lot of inspiration from [[SonicTheHedgehog Doctor Robotnik]].
* WalkDontSwim: Wario simply walks in water unless he's wearing the Captain Wario disguise.
* WombLevel: At the end of Sneezemore Cave, Carpaccio transforms himself into a giant head. After that, he inhales Wario. Wario must then fight him from the inside. Subversion, however, in that in his transformed state Carpaccio is made of snow and ice rather than flesh, not to mention his "real" face possibly being on the inside of the snow monster.
* WouldHitAGirl: Wario has no issues with beating the living crap out of [[spoiler:Terrormisu]].
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