A list of characters associated with Wario, mostly from the Wario Land
series. See also Mario
's and Donkey Kong
's casts, who both share a loosely defined universe with Wario and company.
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Wario & Waluigi
The Mario Brothers's evil counterparts
. A pair of angry, greedy jerks
who often try to ruin the day simply out of jealousy and spite. Wario is the greedy
counterpart of Mario. Waluigi is the scowling, bitter and strange
counterpart to Luigi.
Tropes that apply to both:
- Ambiguously Human: They are humanoid in appearance, and they are said to be humans. But the elf ears, gangly eyes, pink noses and extremely deformed proportions make them look extremely bizarre. Plus their even weirder anatomies and powers.
- Anti-Role Model: Both represent greed and scheming.
- Art Evolution
- Wario started out far crazier looking, had long sleeves◊ and would constantly drool in the commercials.
- Waluigi started out with a far bigger smile on his face, his eyes were ganglier, he would be constantly hunched◊ and would perform scarier, more psychotic sounds.
- Brilliant but Lazy: These two are very skilled characters when it comes to mechanics and designing plans. It's a shame they usually resort to simple vandalism.
- Butt Monkey: Both are extremely prone to slapstick whenever they team up on the spin-offs.
- Brains and Brawn: As expected, when they team together, Wario is the brawn, while Waluigi is the brains. Both are still extremely prone to stupid decisions.
- Characterization Marches On: They both started out as simple bad guys. Wario was established as more greedy than evil, and Waluigi was given traits of self-pity and vengeful anger.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Wario has the "W" on his hat and his gloves. Waluigi, however, wears a vertically-flipped L (Γ) on his hat and gloves. It could also be the greek letter "Gamma".
- Catch Phrase:
- "Have a rotten day!"
- "Hurry up!". This one comes from Wario Land
- Waluigi: "Waluigi Time!"
- Evil Counterpart: They are the example on the page image.
- Evil Twin: They certainly give off that vibe
- The Determinator: Both of them are extremely dedicated towards their goals. Wario does whatever it takes to gain gold, and Waluigi goes to great lengths to beat his rival and cause mischief (which tends to backfire hilariously)
- Elemental Powers: Waluigi moreso
- Gag Nose
- Gonk: Part of their charm.
- Greed: Even though Wario is a poster child for this, they both are extremely greedy, though Waluigi is less on the money sense, and more on the competitive sense. They will even steal from each other!
- Hair-Trigger Temper: They often get in trouble because of it.
- Harmless Villain
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: They can't seem to decide if these two are brothers or not
- Hostile Show Takeover: In earlier appearances.
- Iron Butt Monkey: They have lived through things that even the Mario Bros haven't. Examples include Bob-Ombs and a Bonanza-Bill.
- Jerkass: It's obvious, really.
- Large Ham: Always over the top, with exaggerated actions and lines.
- Laughably Evil: Their antics are the focus of the Camelot Mario sports games.
- Mad Bomber: They are usually associated with bombs and explosives.
- Meaningful Name: Portmanteus of the words "warui" and their rivals names. More details below for the respective characters.
- Narcissists: Both.
- Oddball Doppelganger: While both of them initially started off as Evil Counterparts to Mario and Luigi, they've since changed to be more like this.
- Purple Is Powerful: Wario wears purple pants, and Waluigi's outfit is mostly purple
- Super Strength: They are polar opposites. Wario has great strength in his arms and punches, but his stubby legs are pretty weak on their own. Waluigi's arms are scrawny and he is usually pretty weak, but his long, lanky legs can deliver nasty kicks.
- Third-Person Person: Though Waluigi makes the most use of this, Wario is prone to do so sometimes.
- Token Human: They are one of the few existing humans in the Mario games. And they don't even look that human.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Wario loves garlic, and Waluigi loves eggplants
I'm-a Wario! I'm-a gonna win! note
"Obey Wario, DESTROY MARIO!"
Debut: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
A fat, ill-tempered, greedy treasure hunter
and microgame maker
who is often described as Mario's rival. Debuted in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
as the Big Bad
, but branched off with WarioWare
and his own platformers; his nemesis is Captain Syrup (see below). He sticks around for the spin-offs, though.
Tropes associated with Wario:
- Accidental Hero: Wario never intends to perform acts of heroism, he just wants treasure.
- Acrofatic: Still capable of feats of agility/acrobatics despite being fatter than Mario.
- Anti-Role Model: While Wario is not a bad guy, this is not someone you'd want your kids to look up to.
- Badass Mustache: As an Evil Counterpart of Mario, this is a given.
- Big Bad: Of Super Mario Land 2. He went from this to Villain Protagonist, then to Anti-Hero as the games went on.
- Big Eater: Especially in Wario World, where he has a Kirby-like ability to suck in coins.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Loud, arrogant, and with all the strength to back it up.
- Brilliant but Lazy: He made his own company, but is too lazy to run it.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": The W on his cap and gloves.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: In Wario Land 2, he put a hold on getting his treasure back when his pet hen goes missing. He also talks about Hen rather fondly in the instruction manual.
- Chrome Champion: While Mario was this in Super Mario 64, Wario took over this capacity entirely in Super Mario 64 DS.
- Characterization Marches On: He was an outright villain in his first appearance, but later games made it clear he's more greedy than evil.
- Complete Immortality: In Wario Land II and III, he cannot be killed by any means (all except for the final boss in III who can kill him).
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: In the WarioWare series.
- Divergent Character Evolution:
- Design-wise—in newer games, he wears a T-shirt under his overalls (unlike Mario, Luigi and Waluigi, who wear long-sleeved shirts).
- Also, Wario in his debut was able to use the same powerups Mario could, except more powerful. The Wario Land series gave him his own set of skills; generally used for puzzle-solving than getting from point A to point B.
- Dumb Muscle: The Super Mario 64 DS booklet describes him as lacking in brains. Some of his own games subvert this, however. He can make inventions and companies in mere seconds.
- Eternally Pearly-White Teeth:
- The Wario World manual says that all the garlic he eats scares off any germs that would cause tooth decay. Any plaque that's brave enough to stay there, he himself eats.
- Averted in WarioWare Touched, where Wario gets a terrible toothache from eating sweets. Twice.
- Evil Counterpart: Wario was set apart from Bowser in his first appearance by his ability to use the same items as Mario.
- Evil Twin: Evil Twin wannabe, anyway.
- Extra Ore Dinary: His hat power up in Super Mario 64 DS is the Metal Cap.
- Fartillery: An exclusive move in Super Smash Bros..
- Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Waluigi's Skinny.
- Fat Bastard: He's not evil, but he's not nice either.
- Fat Slob: He picks his nose, farts, eats a lot, and is generally very gross.
- Fiction 500: In Wario Land more than WarioWare.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: His primary method of defeating enemies.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He manages to build a teleporter into television on a whim.
- Gag Nose: A pink one.
- Gasshole: Especially in Super Smash Bros.
- Gonk: One of the few examples of a gonk protagonist.
- Greed: A poster child.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It's not hard to make him mad, particularly if he's denied treasure.
- Harmless Villain: To the point where he stopped being a villain altogether and became an anti-hero.
- Heel-Face Turn: Implied. While he's still not exactly a hero, he doesn't go out of his way to mess with Mario and his friends anymore and even helps them on occasions.
- Hot-Blooded: Very adventurous and excitable.
- Iron Buttmonkey: In most of the Wario Land games he often needs to injure himself in hilarious ways to progress, though he'll shrug off any injuries like they were nothing.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He'll gladly liberate the citizens of a music box from an evil clown... if you let him keep any treasure he finds. He also goes out of his way to rescue Princess Peach in Super Mario 64 DS for no real profit (unless he really likes cake anyway).
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Because Queen Merelda certainly needed whiplash less than a minute after being freed from a cage. But Wario shaved down the time to get his money by several seconds, so it all evens out.
- Large Ham: More so in Wario World.
- Lightning Bruiser: He is massively strong, can take a lot of damage, and can jump high and dash quickly (with his signature dash attack).
- Mad Bomber: He is often associated with bombs in his appearances.
- Made of Iron: He can take almost anything thrown at him. Heck, some of the Amusing Injuries inflicted on him in Wario Land II & 3 actually serve as powerups!
- Money Fetish: Need we say more?
- Meaningful Name: Combined with Lucky Translation, his name works in Japan and in English-speaking countries.
- His name was originally a portmanteau of the Japanese word "warui" meaning "bad" and Mario. As such, his name means "bad Mario"; a play on his status as Mario's reverse doppelganger.
- In English-speaking countries, the W in his name can instead be read as an upside-down M, which still perfectly fits his Evil Twin nature to Mario.
- Mighty Glacier: Always this in the Mario spinoffs, though in Super Smash Bros. he retains his Lightning Bruiser status instead.
- Mind-Control Eyes: In the commercial for Super Mario Land 2.
- Mirror Boss: In Super Mario Land 2.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Sometimes.
- Odd Friendship: With Toadette apparently.
- One-Man Army: Rivals the Mario Bros in the sheer devastation he can wreak upon his enemies.
- Only in It for the Money: Especially in Shake It!
- Phantom Thief: In Wario: Master of Disguise.
- Progressively Prettier: Comparatively speaking. Around the time of Wario Land II, he no longer has a lazy eye, and his upper body became more muscular.
- Punny Name: In Japanese, warui means "bad". The letters R and L are interchangeable in Katakana, and thus Waluigi below.
- Purple Is Powerful: Wears purple pants in most of his apperances.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Wears pink pants in the WarioWare series.
- The Rival: To Mario. And in his own games, to Captain Syrup.
- The Scrooge: And how! He'd make the Trope Namer himself look charitable.
- Signature Move: His "Shoulder Charge" attack.
- Slasher Smile: Just look at him! It almost seems permanent.
- Sociopathic Hero: It's all about money with this guy, any heroics he does are purely accidental.
- Stout Strength: Wario has always been portrayed as fatter and stronger than Mario, and he's got the biceps to show it.
- Super Strength: He can punch the ground to cause earthquakes and regularly pulverizes stone blocks.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Garlic.
- Token Evil Teammate: In Super Mario 64 DS.
- Took a Level in Kindness: While he's still a fat, greedy jerk, he's generally more of an Anti-Hero these days.
- Took A Level In Jerk Ass: Super Smash Bros. Brawl has him in his most villainous role since Super Mario Land 2.
- Top-Heavy Guy: He's got quite the biceps on him.
- Unwitting Pawn: In Shake It, Merfle reveals in the end that Captain Syrup made a deal with him that she would lure Wario into the Shake Dimension so he could defeat the Shake King and save Queen Merelda. In exchange, she would get the Bottomless Coin Sack. Suffice it to say, Wario doesn't take it well.
- Villain Protagonist: Initially. After Wario Land he becomes more of an Anti-Hero.
- Villainous Glutton: He's got quite an appetite, though over the years he's become gradually less villainous.
- Would Hit a Girl: Wario has pummeled Captain Syrup in Wario Land II (in the endings to be specific), the Golden Diva from Wario Land 4, DinoMighty from Wario World, Queen Merelda in Shake It, and Terrormisu from Master of Disguise. He's got no problem with smacking chicks. (Well, villainous ones at least.)
Waluigi debuted in Mario Tennis
as Wario's partner (we don't know for sure if they're brothers) and Luigi's rival. He has so far only appeared in Mario spin-off games, and his only appearance in a Wario game was in several minigames in WarioWare: Smooth Moves
. Despite this, in the Smash
games, he's filed under the Wario universe, not the Mario one. His odd confrontational and slightly crazed manner have seemed disturbing to some, and inspired this comic
You can also see Waluigi's own page for more information
Tropes associated with Waluigi:
- A Day in the Limelight: In Dance Dance Revolution, where Waluigi is the main villain of the story. In Mario Party 3, he knocks-out Bowser and becomes the final boss of the game. Waluigi gets a fair bit more screentime in the Mario Tennis games. He stars in Power Tennis' opening movie alongside Wario. Also, WALUIGI PINBALL!
- Ambiguously Gay: Despite his crush on Princess Daisy, he isquite a fabulous fellow◊.
- Anti-Villain: He's not really much of a villain - In fact, the only indication that he is one is at all is that his goal is to Take Over the World.
- Assist Character: In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he is one of the many Assist Trophy characters. His function is to chase down opponents and try to stomp them into the ground and finish up by launching opponents with a mighty kick or a swing from his tennis racket.
- Ax-Crazy: Just listen to his sound effects and Mario Strikers Charged, where he smashes the soccer ball into the face of an member of the opposite team and gleefully dances and laughs after it. Apparently, his true motive, besides spoiling the parties and making everyone angry, is to take over the world and spread chaos across the land
- Badass Moustache: It is rather impressive.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He is mostly a very silly character, however he wipes the floor with Bowser in Mario Party 3 (and has an army of Piranha Plants) and can kick pretty much everyone to the ground in Brawl.
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: He doesn't want people to know how insecure and self-loathing he is.
- Blow You Away: In Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and Mario Tennis. In Mario Tennis he has to spin himself to create the tornado
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Whenever Waluigi loses in Mario Kart Wii, he may say "I hate this game".
- Brilliant but Lazy: He is very strong and fast physically, has a big assortment of weird and unpredictable powers, is the most skilled of the cast when it comes to sports and often uses elaborate and deadly machinery. However, he really doesn't use much of his power for actual villanous purposes( even though, as we have seen in Mario Party 3, he could).
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": An L, flipped upside-down and mirrored, on his cap and gloves.
- It could also be the Greek letter gamma (Γ). Coincidentally, if you write Waluigi's name phonetically in Modern Greek, it becomes Γουαλουίτζι (Goualouítzi).
- Butt Monkey: He tops Luigi. It seems like nothing goes right for this guy. Even he knows it.
- Canon Foreigner: Has yet to appear in a mainline Super Mario game (nor has he ever appeared in a Wario game).
- The Cassanova: Can be very romantic, as his victory pose in "Mario Party 8" shows.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Just look at his lines in games like "Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games" or "Fortune Street".
- Dastardly Whiplash: He bears an uncanny resemblance to Dick Dastardly and Robbie Rotten.
- The Ditz: At least according to Wario.
- Evil Counterpart: To Luigi.
- Evil Is Petty
- Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Wario's Fat.
- Flight: Something like it. In Mario Power Tennis and Mario Hoops 3-on-3 he can "swim" through the air. He can't rise, though.
- Freudian Excuse: Why does he have it out for Luigi? Take a look at their first interaction.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He was the one who designed and built both Waluigi Pinball and Stadium Arena(a stadium full of energetic lights and robotic dinosaurs). In Mario Sports Mix he also seems to have built a robot for Waluigi Pinball and designed a machine with 4 arms that instantly teleports to him and can fire lightning bolts.
- Gag Nose
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: His infamous Crotch Chop.
- Gonk: Not as ugly as Wario, but still there.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Displays them upon victory in Mario Tennis and Game & Watch Gallery 4.
- Gravity Master: He can swim in mid-air.
- Green Thumb: His special attacks in Mario Strikers Charged involve summoning purple bramble.
- Happy Dance: It seems he really loves celebrating some of his sports achievements with an impromptu dance, some of which, as mentioned, are rather fabulous.
- Harmless Villain: So much that you wouldn't even know he was a villain, if he hadn't tried to Take Over the World.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: They can't seem to decide if he and Wario are brothers or not.
- Hijacked by Ganon: It at first looks like he's going to be the main villain of Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, but he's just the first boss, with Bowser being the final one.
- Hostile Show Takeover: He is◊ very fond of doing this. Usually, when he appears alongside Wario or gets the spotlight, he will do this, abruptly interrupting the game to annouce his arrival. His Brawl in the Family counterpart is the Image Source.
- He is implied to have done this to the Mushroom Kingdom itself in a Mario Party-e minigame. The game is called "Waluigi's Reign". It consists of Mario, trapped in a grey room with pipes above him and Waluigi in a cabin above. Waluigi starts to rain down coins and giant hammers at Mario. The number of hammers starts to increase and increase as Mario tries to avoid them. If you notice in the background not only is everything foggy and grey, but there is a construction site halfway finished, almost as it was being build recently. So much for Harmless Villain.
- In a Single Bound: He's the only character who has ever come close to Luigi's jump height without flying.
- Insane Troll Logic: In his words: "With these Waluigiscopes, Waluigi will spy on Luigi like a hawk and learn all of his weaknesses. Then, when Waluigi finally beats Luigi, he will be the number one superstar of the world ! Wa ha ha !".
- Jerkass: One of his most defining characteristics. He is supremely awful and takes every opportunity to demonstrate it openly. He does nefarious deeds because it entertains him to do so. It seems like he exists solely to piss on everyone's parade. He is pure hatred through and through, to such an extent that he takes unmitigated glee in even the most hilariously petty acts of malice. His purpose in life is to torment all living things and spread chaos.
- Laughably Evil
- Lean and Mean
- Master of Illusion: In the "Mario Baseball" series, he creates visual tricks like creating an oversized baseball or disguising a venomous eggplant as a baseball.
- Make Way For The New Villains: He did this to Bowser as well in Mario Party 3. After getting the Beauty Star Stamp, Bowser shows up. Expecting a fight with Bowser for the Mischief Star Stamp, Waluigi steals it instead, curbstomps Bowser when he tries to object, and forces the player to fight for the Stamp on a board of his own creation. While Waluigi only ends up being the penultimate boss-of-sorts, that scene was Bowser's last appearance in 3's Story Mode.
- Mind Screw: Most of the things he does fall on this category. Current God of it.
- Meaningful Name: Even moreso than Wario's; not only is it a portmaneau of "warui" and "Luigi" like Wario's, but it's also a pun on top of that; "ruiji" in Japanese means "similar", while "warui" means "bad". Put the two together and you get "waruiji", or "bad similar"; mocking his vastly different appearance to Luigi.
- Purple Is Powerful: Everything is purple today. Purple is a color.
- Remember the New Guy
- Satellite Character: He seems to have no real purpose other than serving as Wario's partner and Luigi's rival. He has only ever appeared in one game without Wario (Mario Power Tennis), and he is never seen not competing with Luigi. Unlike Wario or Luigi, he has never appeared in his own official game.
- Smug Snake
- Spin Attack: One of hi's as special moves in Mario Power Tennis.
- Stalker Without a Crush: Revealed to be this to Luigi in the 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but people definitely thought he was this already.
- Stone Wall: Due to his long limbs, Waluigi is one of only 2 characters classed as "defensive" in the Mario Tennis series.
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Waluigi acts like a jerkass so people won't see his faults. See Tragic Villain.
- Super Strength: No, really. Though, unlike the other characters in the series, it's all in his legs, and not to nearly the same degree.
- Take Over the World: His goal. You can probably guess how good he is at it.
- Teleport Spam: In Mario Strikers Charged.
- The Trickster
- Third-Person Person: Waluigi will spy on Luigi using his new Waluigiscopes!
- This Is a Drill: According to Wario Warehouse, Waluigi ended up drilling himself to the center of the Earth while trying to look into the back of his shirt. He used his chin like an pickaxe in order to make his way back to the world.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Eggplants, to go with his purple theme.
- Weak, but Skilled: This is his usual role in the Mario spinoffs in contrast to Wario as well as in his debut game. However, he has trounced Bowser in a fight, and in the Mario Kart games he is usually another variation on the Jack of All Stats, except in the Wii version where he is a heavyweight racer instead, and even then his relatively high acceleration and handling make him perform more like a middleweight than any of the other heavies. He is also a Stone Wall Speedster in Mario Strikers Charged, a Stone Wall in the sequel Tennis game, and Unskilled, but Strong (falling a couple yards short of Wario) in the Mario Golf series. He may just be another Lightning Bruiser overall.
- Zany Scheme: In DDR: Mario Mix. When Waluigi goes to the Truffle Towers, he tries to use the keys to make his wish come true. His wish is to become the best dancer in the world so he can take over the world by hypnotizing everyone with his dance moves.
Characters from Wario Land
Leader of the Black Sugar Gang, Captain Syrup is the main rival of Wario in the first two Wario Lands
, in the first game possessing a base on Kitchen Island which is raided by Wario, and in the second game takes revenge by seizing Wario's new castle. She returned in Wario Land: Shake It!
as an ally to free the Shake Dimension, with the same ulterior motive as Wario: money.
Tropes assoicated with Syrup:
- The Bad Guy Wins: Well, she's not a bad guy per se, but in Shake It!, she manages to manipulate Wario into defeating the Shake King so she could claim the Bottomless Coin Sack from right under his nose.
- Batman Gambit: The entire plot of Shake It! was kickstarted by her luring Wario into the Shake Dimension so he could defeat the Shake King and let her steal the Bottomless Coin Sack.
- Big Bad: Of the first two Wario Land games.
- The Chessmaster: In Shake It!. The whole game was her using Wario to defeat the Shake King so she could claim the Bottomless Coin Sack. And it worked.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Syrup has learned that she can't beat Wario with brute force, so she tricks him into doing the dirty work in Shake It! and snatches the ultimate treasure right under Wario's nose.
- Evil Versus Evil: Though neither her or Wario are truly "evil", just really greedy.
- Evil Plan: In Shake It! she manipulates Wario into defeating the Shake King so she can steal the Bottomless Coin Sack.
- Femme Fatale: Flirts with Wario and is not above using her sex appeal to manipulate others, though Wario is pretty indifferent to her.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Selfish and manipulative, but not a complete villain.
- Lovable Rogue: She's a greedy, self-serving woman, but still pretty fun to be around.
- Manipulative Bitch: To Wario in Shake It!
- Not So Different: While she's portrayed as a villain usually, she's really not that different in motivation or morality from Wario.
- Pirate Girl: If her name and appearance didn't give it away.
- The Rival: To Wario.
- Samus is a Girl: In the original Wario Land.
- The Unfought: In the original Wario Land, she uses a genie to fight Wario.
- Vehicular Assault: In Wario Land II, she fights using hovering battle machinery.
Rudy the Clown
An evil clown/demon thing sealed away in the music box world, he returned in Dr. Mario 64
for some reason not quite explained.
Tropes associated with Rudy:
- Informed Ability: Rudy apparently turned the inhabitants of the music box world into monsters, but during the boss fight, Rudy never showcases any magical abilities.
- It's All About Me: Stealing Megavitamins for himself from Dr. Mario, although Wario is after the same thing.
- Manipulative Bastard: To Wario.
- Monster Clown: As you should have guessed was the name and appearance.
- One-Hit Kill: The only thing that can hurt Wario.
- Raymanian Limbs: Ends up being his downfall. To damage him, you ground-pound his hands, temporarily detaching them. After that, you pick them up and throw them at his face, in a weird case of "stop hitting yourself." However, this concept art◊ shows that he was originally going to have actual arms.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has blood-red eyes to go with the equally red fangs.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Sealed away, but turned the people into monsters.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: His costume is decorated in skulls
- Spikes of Villainy: On his gloves.
- Taking You with Me: His final act upon being sealed was to turn the inhabitants into monsters.
- Treacherous Quest Giver: He exploits Wario's greed to free him from his prison.
- Turns Red: On his last leg, Rudy's face becomes completely red and the music and his attacks become faster.
- Using You All Along: Manipulates Wario into freeing him.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: For the most part, the game is a pretty lighthearted adventure through a music box world, stealing whatever treasure you can find... then comes this freak, who's not only a nightmare-inducing Monster Clown, but a being so powerful that he's the only thing that can actually kill Wario.
- Villain Ball: His plan would have succeeded if he just lived up to his word and sent Wario back to the outside world rather than try to kill him for outliving his usefulness.
- The Worf Effect: He is the only thing in Wario Land 3 that can actually kill Wario.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason he's the Final Boss.
- Your Size May Vary: He's the largest boss in Wario Land 3 by a wide margin, but in Dr. Mario 64, he's inexplicably the same size as everyone else.
Tropes associated with Mad Scienstein:
- The Dragon: To Rudy in Dr. Mario 64.
- Helpful Mook: in Wario Land 3. His potions are helpful (except you can't open chests while invisible) and he's completely harmless.
- Invisibility: His potions in Wario Land 3 have this effect on Wario.
- Mad Scientist
Black Cat/Princess Shokora
A major character in Wario Land 4
, this female cat persuaded Wario to enter the Golden Pyramid and defeat the evil Golden Diva. It turns out that she's actually Princess Shokora, who had been trapped in the form of a black cat by the Golden Diva after she lost her kingdom to her in a magic duel. She turns back to normal in the end and is carried to heaven by four angels. Her true form depends on how many treasures Wario has collected
Tropes associated with Princess Shokora:
- Do Well, but Not Perfect: The requirement to see her "Cheeky Young Princess" form, which seems to be the canon one (as it's the form that resembles her artwork the most).
- Gonk: As the "Hideous Princess".
- Gratuitous French: "Shokora" is a Japanese approximation of the French word "chocolat", meaning "chocolate".
- Princess Classic: Seems to be the case for her two best forms, especially the "Cheeky Young Princess" form.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: All of her forms.
- Really 700 Years Old: She reigned over her kingdom for a thousand years before the Golden Diva came around, yet she still looks like a baby princess/an ugly-ass princess/a cute young girl/a beautiful young woman.
- Walking Spoiler: Her very presence, role and backstory turn her into this.
"You stand before the Shake King! Tremble! Tremble!"
An evil pirate who serves as the main antagonist in Wario's Wii adventure. He invaded the Shake Dimension and stole its greatest treasure: the Bottomless Coin Sack, a magic bag that never runs out of coins no matter how much one shakes it. He also imprisoned the Merfles, the dimension's inhabitants and kidnapped their queen, Merelda. Wario, having been lured into the Shake Dimension with the promise of the Coin Sack as a reward, fights to defeat the Shake King.
Tropes associated with the Shake King:
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has grey skin.
- Adorable Evil Minions: The Bandineros, who are The Goombas of the Shake Dimension.
- Badass Boast: The quote above. He does a variation of it in the opening movie.
- Badass Cape: Wears a black cape.
- Beam Spam: Somehow he can fly, shoot lasers and call down lightning via magic.
- Beard of Evil: Has a blond beard like a typical viking.
- Big Bad: Of Wario Land: Shake It!
- Black Eyes of Evil: Has black sclera and red pupils.
- Blondes Are Evil: Has blond hair.
- Bullfight Boss: The first phase with him. Wario has to jump on his back and force him to crash into the wall to stun him. As the fight wears on, it takes more hits to stun him.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Has blue lines under his eyes.
- Charge Attack: Just like Wario's .
- Evil Counterpart: He has all of Wario's abilities and the greed to match, but none of Wario's few redeemable traits. In all practicality, he's what Wario would be like if he went back to being a straight villain again.
- Evil Is Bigger: He's slightly larger than Wario.
- Final Boss, New Dimension: His dark cloud filled battle arena.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He's an evil pirate who conquered the Shake Dimension, imprisoned its inhabitants, and stole the Bottomless Coin Sack... and that's all we know about him.
- Greed: Just like Wario, it's all about money with this guy.
- Ground Punch: Two of his attacks. One calls down fireballs while the other stuns Wario for the Shake King to charge him.
- Horny Vikings: Has an overall viking motif.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He's three times Queen Merelda's size, to where he could carry her in one hand.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: He acts this way towards Queen Merelda in the opening movie.
- It's All About Me: See how often his icon is found everywhere?
- Malevolent Mugshot: His face/icon is everything, including his flag.
- The Man Behind The Monsters: The Bandineros are Waddling Head style critters. He's a roughly 12-foot tall, somewhat humanoid pirate.
- Mighty Glacier: While he's as fast and as strong as Wario and can jump even higher, his attacks are slow and easily telegraphed. In particular, if Wario uses his Earthquake Punch before he uses his, Wario can stun him for extra hits.
- Mirror Boss: He has all of Wario's attacks, including the ability to shake money out of Wario if he manages to get a hold of him.
- Obviously Evil: You can't get more Obviously Evil looking than him.
- Orcus on His Throne: He mostly sits on his ship awaiting Wario while his minions do the work. Justified in that he's already conquered the Shake Dimension.
- Playing with Fire: One of his Ground Punch attacks calls down two sets of fireballs that bounce across the screen.
- Power Floats: When using his lightning attacks.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: His outfit is red and black, and he has red and black eyes.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes.
- Shock and Awe: Uses lightning powers in the second phase.
- Shockwave Stomp: One of his attacks.
- Sequential Boss: Two phases.
- Slouch of Villainy: Does a magnificent one when Wario finally meets him.
- Spikes of Villainy: Everything about him, including his beard.
- Take Over the World: Mostly take over the Shake Dimension. And by the time Wario enters the fray, he's already succeeded. The rest of the game is Wario setting it right.
- The Quiet One: He only has a few lines of dialogue in the opening movie and aside from the quote above when selecting his boss fight and a few generic grunts and shouts during said fight, he doesn't talk.
Characters from Wario World
A race of elf-like creatures who sealed the Black Jewel away a long time ago. Once the Jewel became free again, it imprisoned the Spritelings inside boxes. Wario has the option of rescuing them over the course of the game, and they give him hints and tips upon being rescued. At the end of the game, they repay Wario for destroying the Black Jewel by rebuilding his castle. How well they rebuild it depends on how many he rescues.
Tropes associated with the Spritelings:
- Ambiguous Gender: It's tough to tell what gender they are, since they all look the same and have no Tertiary Sexual Characteristics.
- Color-Coded Characters: They come in five colors. Each level has five Spritelings trapped within it, one of each color.
- Crystal Prison: During the final battle, the Black Jewel traps them inside crystals. Most of the fight (or just the first phase in the Japanese version) consists of breaking them free so that they can attack the Jewel.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: You must do this in order to get the best renovation of Wario's Castle.
- He Knows About Timed Hits: Some of them will explain Wario's moves and which buttons are used to execute them.
- You ALL Look Familiar: Aside the five different colors, they all look the same. Lampshaded by Wario in the manual.
The Black Jewel
The main antagonist and Final Boss
of Wario World
, a large, evil, dark-colored jewel that once brought chaos to the world. The Spritelings managed to temporarily end its reign of terror by sealing it away within their ancient ruins, but Wario, mistaking it for a harmless treasure, broke into the ruins and stole the jewel, allowing it to wreak havoc once again
. The Black Jewel destroys Wario's castle, turns most of his treasures into monsters
, and imprisons the Spritelings inside boxes. The former two actions proved to be its undoing; making an enemy out of Wario ultimately resulted in its demise.
Tropes associated with the Black Jewel:
- Artifact of Doom: A giant malevolent jewel with Reality Warper powers.
- Big Bad: The Black Jewel is responsible for all the bad stuff that happens in Wario World, namely the destruction of Wario's castle, the conversion of his treasures into monsters, and the imprisonment of the Spritelings.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: It demolishes Wario's castle in the intro and does the same thing to Treasure Square before fighting him. It doesn't do anything anywhere near as destructive during the final battle.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Being a reality warping Artifact of Doom doesn't protect it from Wario.
- Evil Laugh: It laughs fairly frequently during the final battle.
- Faceless Eye: It has one eye, which is where most of its attacks come from.
- Heat Vision: Its primary attack is shooting Frickin' Laser Beams from its eye which set the ground on fire.
- Orcus on His Throne: It spends the whole game sleeping in its giant treasure chest in Treasure Square until Wario opens it.
- Playing with Fire: Aside from the aforementioned Heat Vision, it can also shoot fireballs out of its eye.
- Power Floats: It floats in midair, unsurprising given what else it's capable of.
- Purple Is The New Black: Despite being called the Black Jewel, it's actually a dark shade of purple.
- Reality Warper: It has the ability to turn treasure into monsters and can create and destroy entire regions on its own. In fact, the entire setting of Wario World was created by the Black Jewel. The first thing it does after Wario encounters it at the end of the game is completely destroy the Hub Level.
- Regional Bonus: In the Japanese version (which came out long after the Western versions did), it Shows Damage, has more attacks, and has a second phase.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The Spritelings sealed the can, and Wario opened it.
- Sparkling Stream of Tears: When it dies.
Characters from Wario: Master of Disguise
These characters are all from the Show Within a Show The Silver Zephyr
Wario's rival thief. He was originally the infamous Phantom Thief
known as the Silver Zephyr, but Wario stole his magic wand from him and used it to do some master thievery of his own. Cannoli has two goals: 1) get his wand back, and 2) obtain the five Wishstone pieces
before Wario does.
Tropes associated with Count Cannoli:
The CEO of Sigil Securities and Wario's other rival thief. He manages to plunder the Smithsnorian Museum before Wario does. When Wario first confronts him in Sneezemore Cave
, he dismisses Wario as a pathetic loser and shuts 4 stone doors to block the path to him. However, when Wario eventually gets past the stone doors and defeats Carpaccio in battle, he realizes that Wario is a much greater threat than he originally thought. Like Wario and Cannoli, he also wants the Wishstone pieces
Tropes associated with Carpaccio:
A mysterious woman that Wario first meets at Sweatmore Peak
. She helps him out at Blowhole Castle
. She is actually a demon who was sealed inside the Wishstone.
Tropes associated with Terrormisu:
- Big Bad: To the surprise of everybody except Goodstyle and Carpaccio, she had been sealed away within the Wishtone since ancient times, and was only able to communicate with Wario by creating an illusion of herself. When Wario reassembles the Wishstone, she breaks free.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She appears to be innocent and cheerful, but her true colors are shown once the Wishstone is complete.
- Clipped Wing Angel: In the fourth and final phase of her boss fight, she does absolutely nothing and dies in one hit.
- Deal with the Devil: She struck one with Poobah the Pharaoh, with Terrormisu being the devil. The deal was that Poobah would starve his people in exchange for a wish. Poobah agreed, but instead of granting the greedy pharaoh's wish, she destroyed his kingdom, turned his palace into a pyramid, and buried it beneath the desert sand.
- Edible Theme Naming: Tiaramisu is a portmanteau of "tiara" and tiramisu, an Italian dessert. Same deal with Terrormisu, except with "terror" instead of "tiara."
- Mask of Power: She has three of them, which she uses during her three-phase boss battle. Each mask represents a different emotion - for the first phase, she uses a blue "sad" mask. For the second phase, she uses a white "happy" mask. For the third phase, she uses a red "angry" mask.
- Mythology Gag: She bears a strong resemblance to Princess Peach, particularly in her later appearances in which she wears a pink dress instead of her usual red one.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Her true name, Terrormisu.
- Pink Means Feminine: She wears a pink dress after being released from the Wishstone.
- Playing with Fire: Her third form is fire-themed.
- Sealed Evil In A Six Pack: Long ago, she was sealed inside the Wishstone, which was split into five pieces.
- Sequential Boss: Three phases, not counting the Clipped Wing Angel bit at the end.
- Shock and Awe: She has the power to summon lightning bolts, which she uses to attack Carpaccio. However, she never does this during her boss fight.
- White Mask of Doom: Her "happy" mask.
WarioWare, Inc. Employees
"Yo-yo! Everyone got the fever? I've always got it! That's because the dance floor's hot!"
Full name Jimmy Thang. Jimmy is one of Wario's oldest employees at WarioWare, Inc. He's a cool cat with a passion for disco dancing and a massive afro, just like the rest of his family.
Tropes associated with Jimmy (and his family):
An energetic high school student from Diamond City, Mona works a variety of part-time jobs around town, including for WarioWare, Inc. She's also a cheerleader and the bassist in an amateur rock band, and owns a cool red scooter.
Tropes associated with Mona:
- All There On The Japanese Website: According to the website for the original Wario Ware, her mom is a world traveling fashion model who rarely sees her and her dad is a Reclusive Artist. It's even referenced again in the Japanese Smooth Moves website where she relates with how lonely Ashley is.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: The headset-wearing monkey that flings banana peels cops to keep them from arresting her in the first Wario Ware game.
- Fiery Redhead
- Genki Girl
- Idol Singer: Gained this in "Touched."
- Morality Pet: Subverted. Fanon likes to think of Mona as a morality pet for Wario. Mona may be in love with Wario, but he couldn't care less about her.
- Nice Hat: She owns a variety of distinctive headgear, most notably her bike helmet.
- No Accounting for Taste / What Does She See in Him?: Mona, for reasons unknown to man or beast, thinks Wario is "way cool".
- Though you can visibly see her complaining to him in the first game when Wario tries to take off with all of their money. After that, though, she still thinks he's cool.
- Precocious Crush: She's a high school girl with a crush on Wario, who is at minimum in his mid twenties.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: She's been an gelato worker, a pizza delivery girl, a band leader, a cheerleader, an explorer, an expert paparazzi...
Dribble and Spitz
Dribble's the dog, Spitz is the cat.
A bulldog and cat, respectively, who work as cab drivers in Diamond City when not designing microgames for Wario. Dribble is a hot-heated speed freak, but Spitz's cool head keeps him out of trouble. They have a souped-up taxi cab that can even fly in outer space.
Tropes associated with Dribble and Spitz:
"Hey! My name is 9-Volt! I'm the grade-schooler gone old school!"
9-Volt is a little boy with a major love of all things Nintendo. He works at WarioWare, Inc. (Diamond City apparently having very lax child labor laws) designing microgames inspired by classic Nintendo products. When not fanning over Nintendo, he enjoys skateboarding.
Tropes associated with 9-Volt:
9-Volt's best friend and fellow hardcore gamer, 18-Volt is a comically huge elementary school student who looks like a grown adult. He's never seen without his green jumpsuit and 3D glasses.
Tropes associated with 18-Volt:
A Mad Scientist
, Dr. Crygor busies himself with bizarre but mostly benign experiments on his private island base outside Diamond City. He's replaced most of his body with cybernetic prostheses for some reason and dresses like a superhero. Dr. Crygor is assisted in his lab by his energetic robot, Mike, and his cute granddaughter, Penny.
He's notable for going through two character design changes in-universe
. Once, by being fused with an apple
, and another by being powered up by his Kelorometer.
Tropes associated with Dr. Crygor:
After trying and failing to take over the world, Orbulon settled down in Diamond City, befriended Wario, and joined his minigame company. Orbulon travels through space in a pig-shaped starship called the Oinker, which he's not very good at driving, accompanied by his Alien Bunny minions. He has shapeshifting powers that he sometimes uses to pass as a human.
Tropes associated with Orbulon:
Kat and Ana
Kat is pink, Ana is orange.
A pair of twin ninjas-in-training who attend Diamond City Kindergarten, Kat and Ana are Wario's youngest employees. Kat, the older, can be bossy and overbearing, but she still loves her gentle younger sister. Both are very polite and love nature.
Tropes associated with the twins:
- Action Girls
- Assist Characters: In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where they repeatedly slash across the stage in a crisscrossing pattern upon emerging from an Assist Trophy.
- Badass Adorable
- BFS: Kat uses one in the first game. Plus, their katanas seem to be as large as they are. Granted, they're only six.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Played straight, especially in the first game, where Ana + a pack of Red Shirt Highly-Visible Ninja get a Total Party Kill for their efforts while Kat defeats the demon that beat them singlehandedly. (Granted, with her dog that turned into a sword)
- Cute Bruiser: Kat, who is able to effectively wield a giant sword.
- Fiery Redhead: Ana inverts this with Shy Blue-Haired Girl. Interesting, her outfit is primarily blue.
- Friends to All Living Things
- Gratuitous Japanese: Several phrases they said in the earlier games were in Japanese. Since Smooth Moves, they shout things like "Katana" and "Ninjitsu".
- Good luck knowing what microgame you're on in their section the first game if you can't read Japanese numbers.
- Little Miss Badass: Kat single-handedly defeated a demonic skeleton samurai in the first game. That's pretty badass.
- Punny Name: Put their names together and you get "katana".
- It's better than that: their names can also reference the fact that Kat likes cats and Ana likes flowers.note Furthermore, ana and kata are Greek for "up" and "down".
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kat's a bossy, impulsive go-getter. Ana's passive, thoughtful, and a little timid.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Thematically. Just look at them.
- Theme Twin Naming: Punny Names
- Tsundere: Kat.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: In Smooth Moves, Ana transforms into four turtles.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Ana especially. Kat, not so much.
- Worf Effect: Happens to Ana in the first game.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kat's hair is pink, and Ana's is a bright shade of Orange-Red.
My name is Mike and I love to Karaoke!
A high-spirited cleaning robot built by Dr. Crygor using parts from a karaoke machine. Mike loves one thing and one thing only: music. He often rebels against his programming to have fun with karaoke.
Tropes associated with Mike:
Who's the girl next door, living in the haunted mansion?
"You better learn my name 'cause I am Ash~ley!"
A teenage witch from Diamond City and one of Wario's employees. When not creating new microgames, Ashley spends her time brewing potions with her imp-like familiar, Red.
Tropes associated with Ashley:
- Assist Character: In Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U.
- Big Eater: If her games in D.I.Y. are anything to go by, she loves eating.
- Bragging Theme Tune: She can rule the world and still finish all her homework/Everyone knows that I'm the greatest/A-Ashley!
- The original Japanese version of the song as well — although more along the lines of a poppy, sitcom-theme-esque "look how wonderful Ashley is" than the "fear my might" of the English version — although some parts are sung differently.note
- Canis Latinicus: Pantalones giganticus!note
- Creepy Child: Mostly Played for Laughs.
- Cute Witch
- Dark Magical Girl
- Death Glare: Prone to giving this when she's angered, complete with Glowing Eyes of Doom.
- Emotionless Girl
- Gets played with later, where she's mostly emotionless, but occasionally smiles a little.
- And don't get on her bad side, or she'll become very emotional.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When angry or about to cast a spell.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: It's implied in the English version of her theme song, but outright stated in the Japanese version :
The sea of the night sky has plenty of stars
I am all alone.
I want to make friends with everyone.
What should I do?
- Game & Wario cements the message for real. Her little info card says she wants to have friends.
- The Imp: Red. If you're wondering where he is in the picture, he turns into Ashley's wand.
- Insufferable Genius
- Looming Silhouette of Rage: In Touched!, after Orbulon accidentally bumped into her.
- Older Than They Look: Does she look like a teenager to you?
- Parental Abandonment: One of the Japanese blogs reveal Ashley's parents live elsewhere.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- She Is All Grown Up: She certainly looks like a teenager in her Game & Wario title screen art.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Yandere: Implied by her English theme :
But I think you're nice and maybe we could be friends!...
And if you say no you're toast.
Dr. Crygor's cute-as-a-button granddaughter, Penny loves her grandfather and wants to be a great scientist just like him. She's just as skilled—and eccentric—an inventor as her grandfather.
Tropes associated with Penny:
Young Cricket and Master Mantis
Two travelers from faraway lands, Master Mantis and his protege, Young Cricket, roam the world in search of cool new martial arts poses to perform.
Tropes associated with Cricket and Mantis:
Other WarioWare Characters
9-Volt's mother, who discourages her son (and 18-Volt) from playing too much video games and focus on school.
A dog businessman (Businessdog
?) who runs various industries in Diamond City. He appeared in the first game in the series, and has remained a minor reocurring character throughout. He also happens to be Mona's employer, which may explain why she's constantly changing jobs.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: He's seen in a different profession in every game, just like Mona. However, since he's the one running the businesses, it may be why Mona herself keeps changing jobs too.
The (rest of the) Thang Family
Debut: WarioWare Twisted
(Papa and Mama T.), WarioWare Touched!
(Jamie and James T.)
Jimmy's family, who are just as fond of disco as he is. It consists of Jimmy's parents, Papa T. and Mama T., and his younger siblings Jamie and James T..