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The Mario Brothers' 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, lazy, and boisterous counterpart of Mario. Waluigi is the scowling, bitter, and strange counterpart to Luigi.

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  • 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 super bizarre. Plus their even weirder anatomies and powers.
  • Ambiguously Related: They're the Evil Counterparts to twins Mario and Luigi. However, their relationship is unspecified. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games clarifies they are not brothers, but nothing is stated of any other relationship. The official word is that Wario and Waluigi don't seem to be related, but not outright stating that they aren't.
  • 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 was more hunched-over, and he would perform scarier, more psychotic sounds.
  • Artistic Age: They look a lot older than the Mario Bros, who already look quite a bit older than their age of twenty-four, but they're said to be roughly the same age.
  • Asshole Victim: Their Jerkass personalities and malicious intent, such as cheating in sports, unwarrants any sympathy for the duo whenever they run into any bad luck or are on the receiving end of Bowser's fury.
  • 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.
  • 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 and petty mischief.
  • 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". Waluigi's hat makes more sense if you think of Wario's "W" as an upside-down version of Mario's "M"; that makes Waluigi's logo logical as the upside-down version of Luigi's.
  • Bumbling Henchmen Duo: Even though Wario and Waluigi aren't exactly good guys, they're on Team Rocket-levels in terms of actual threat and are Laughably Evil at best.
  • Butt-Monkey: Both are extremely prone to slapstick whenever they team up on the spin-offs.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Okay, "villain" might be a strong word to describe them most of the time, but they are still very much rude, greedy Jerkasses and joyfully revel in every single second of it.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Wario:
      • "Have a rotten day!"
      • "Hurry up!" This one comes from Wario Land 4.
      • In the Nintendo 64 games, "So ein Mist!"note 
    • Waluigi:
      • "Waluigi time!"
      • "Waluigi number one!"
  • 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, vengeful anger, and romantic passions. Later Mario Party games also made efforts to associate Waluigi with cunning and craftiness.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Camelot-developed Mario Golf and Mario Tennis spinoffs tend to give the pair the spotlight, showcasing their antics and mischievous hijinks. Mario Tennis Aces begins with them unwittingly digging up Lucien and jump starting the plot.
  • Determinator: Both of them are extremely dedicated towards their goals. Wario does whatever it takes to get rich, and Waluigi goes to great lengths to beat his rival and cause mischief (which tends to backfire hilariously).
  • Demonic Possession: The first unfortunate victims of Lucien's possessive powers in Mario Tennis Aces.
  • Envy: Wario was originally designed as Mario's jealous counterpart, but eventually became defined by his greed. Waluigi, on the other hand, has always been motivated by envy of Luigi, down to having a crush on the same girl and believing with every fiber of his being that Mr. Green is the only thing standing between him and ultimate stardom. This is best shown by the 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games, where Dr. Eggman tricks Waluigi into facing Metal Sonic to get strong enough to beat Luigi, while Wario doesn't fall for the same trick from Orbot.
  • Evil Counterpart: These two are practically Evil Twins of the Mario Brothers and poster boys for the trope, though they usually act as a Goldfish Poop Gang in sports spin-offs. The symbols on their hats are even an M and L turned upside-down. That being said, neither of them are truly evil at heart, just mischievous, greedy, and very flawed.
  • Fat and Skinny: Wario's the Fat. Waluigi is the Skinny.
  • Gag Nose: One way they differ from the Mario Bros. is that their noses are bright pink and very large, adding to their ugly appearances.
  • Gonk:
    • Wario is one of the few examples of a gonk protagonist. This is possibly due to him starting off as an antagonist.
    • Waluigi may not be as ugly as Wario, but still there.
  • 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: Presented as evil versions of Mario and Luigi, but their brand of villainy only extends towards embodying certain vices as opposed to actual villainy that Bowser and other villains possess.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Sometimes they spitefully try to ruin the day, but other times, like in the Mario Party series, they'll even ally with Mario and the others.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: It's unclear whether they're related or not.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: In earlier appearances.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: They have lived through things that even the Mario Bros couldn't. Examples include Bob-ombs and a Banzai Bill.
  • Jerkass: One of their most defining characteristics.
    • Initially, Wario was nothing but this. Today he can still be this on his bad days. And sometimes on his good ones.
    • It seems like Waluigi exists solely to piss on everyone's parade. He is even more of one than Wario; due to not having his own games, he hasn't been given the opportunity to perform any of the heroic feats that Wario has. He is also noticeably more antagonistic to Luigi than Wario is to Mario. While Wario generally dislikes Mario, Waluigi actively harasses Luigi with little to no provocation. He's also hardly any nicer to the other characters, like Mario. By contrast, Wario doesn't really seem to mind Luigi or any of Mario's other friends, and he is mostly just antagonistic toward Mario.
  • Large Ham: Always over the top, with exaggerated actions and lines.
  • Laughably Evil: Both are have their antics played mostly for laughs.
  • Mad Bomber: They are usually associated with bombs and explosives.
  • Meaningful Name: Portmanteaus of the words "warui" and their rivals' names. More details below for the respective characters.
  • Narcissist: Their use of third person is an example, among many others:
    • In Mario Kart 8, Wario oftens screams "Wario always wins!" at the end of the race.
    • Waluigi blows his own horn at every opportunity and abhors anything that might tarnish his image. Guy literally thinks the sun is trying to outshine him.
    • Taken even further with Wario in the WarioWare series, where not only do all of his microgames involve him in some fashion (albeit not always flattering), but in Gold's portrait mode, he draws extremely crude pictures of the character whose amiibo you scanned... except for his own, where he instead draws high quality Bishōnen portraits of himself. Not even Waluigi gets any special treatment.
  • Oddball Doppelgänger: While both of them initially started off as Evil Counterparts to Mario and Luigi, they've since changed to be more like this.
  • Parody: An interesting example in a meta-sense, Wario and Waluigi are gross exaggerations of Mario and Luigi's designs. Mario may be chubby, but Wario's practically as wide as tall. Luigi's the skinnier of the two, but Waluigi has lengthy, spider-like limbs.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Wario wears purple pants, and Waluigi's cap and shirt are purple. Interestingly enough, their purples are distinctly different hues, with Waluigi's being a more bluish purple.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Wario may wear yellow, but he also wears purple overalls and green shoes, possibly as a nod to his gray area as a character rather than outright villainy. Waluigi plays this a lot more straight, with purple being the colors of his cap and shirt, orange shoes, and black overalls.
  • 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.
  • Tombstone Teeth: Both Wario and Waluigi's teeth are almost cube-shaped, adding to their grotesque appearances, and Wario puts them to good use in games like Super Smash Bros..
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Wario loves garlic, and Waluigi loves eggplants.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Mario Tennis Aces, the pair dig up Lucien, kickstarting the plot.
  • Verbal Tic: Both Wario and Waluigi like muttering their own names a lot. Also: "WAAAA!"
  • Villain Team-Up: Waluigi was actually first developed to do this with Wario in Mario Tennis. In Mario Power Tennis, Bowser recruits them after they lose a doubles match and puts them through Training from Hell in an attempt to sabotage the game's tournament.

I'm-a Wario! I'm-a gonna win!note

"Obey Wario, DESTROY MARIO!"

Debut: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka (Japanese Ads, BS Excitebike), James H. Sawyer Sr. (American Ads for "Super Mario Land 2 Six Golden Coins", "Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3", "Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!" and "Virtual Boy Wario Land") Thomas Spindler (Mario Kart 64, Japanese version; Mario Party 1-2, Mario Kart Super Circuit), Charles Martinet, Gerardo Alonso (Latin American Spanish, WarioWare Gold), Óscar Flores (Latin American Spanish, WarioWare Get It Together!), Hironori Kondō (Japanese, WarioWare Gold)

A fat, ill-tempered, greedy, treasure hunter and microgame designer 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. He sticks around for the spin-offs, though.

  • Accidental Hero: Wario almost never intends to perform acts of heroism, he just wants treasure.
  • Acrofatic: Still capable of feats of agility/acrobatics despite being fatter than Mario. As Mario's Evil Counterpart, Wario tends to emphasize feats relating to horizontal speed over vertical jumping distance, whereas Mario is known for his verticality.
  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: Wario is so successful a treasure hunter and game maker that he could probably buy all of Diamond City... if only he could manage money to save his life. If Wario isn't motivated by simple greed at the start of a journey, it's probably because he's squandered all the profit from the previous one.
  • Anti-Hero: On his best days, he barely qualifies. Wario really doesn't mind helping people out... as long as it is within his price range.
  • Anti-Role Model: While Wario is not a bad guy (outside of his debut appearance), this is not someone you'd want your kids to look up to. Not even he thinks so.
    "Bath — NO! Brush teeth — NO! Don't be like me, kids!"
  • Art Evolution: In his earlier appearances, Wario wore long sleeves and had a lazy eye. He was also much bigger and fatter. His modern appearance is still noticeably overweight, but he's noticeably shorter than Mario and more muscular as well.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Wario's nose resembles a giant, pink clove of garlic. Guess what his favourite food is.
  • Badass Baritone: He has one of the deepest voices of all the major Mario characters, a sign of his raw power. It becomes even deeper when he turns into Wario Deluxe.
  • Badass Biker: In WarioWare, he has a personal motorbike, which carries over to his appearance in Super Smash Bros.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Gets a rather spiffy-looking golden suit as Wario Deluxe.
  • Big Bad:
    • Wario started as the antagonist of Super Mario Land 2, and had a few antagonist roles in spin-offs such as Wario's Woods. He went from this to Villain Protagonist, then to Anti-Hero as the games went on.
    • However, Wario would return to his status as main antagonist in WarioWare Gold, where he attempts to cheat the player out of winning the Wario Bowl as Wario Deluxe and keep the prize money for himself.
  • Big Eater: Especially in Wario World, where he has a Kirby-like ability to suck in coins.
  • The Big Guy: When allied with Mario, he typically takes this role.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Loud, arrogant, and with all the strength to back it up.
  • Breakout Character: Since appearing as an antagonist, he gets two series featuring him and has since become a staple Anti-Hero in the Mario franchise.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy:
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": The W on his cap and gloves.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: In Wario Land II, 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: Wario was an outright villain in his first appearance, and in his debut starring role, he was a Villain Protagonist. Later Wario Land games established that Wario is more greedy than evil, before finally reaching today, where Wario's villainy has all but disappeared completely. He's still exceptionally greedy however.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Most of his attempts at cheating end in failure— an example of this is in the Mario Tennis series where his and Waluigi's attempts to bomb Mario and Luigi ended with them getting blown up themselves.
  • The Chosen One: Wario is one of the seven Star Children.
  • Complete Immortality: In Wario Land II and 3, he cannot be killed by any means (all except for Rudy, the final boss in 3, which can kill him and give him a Game Over... though this only sends him back to the world map).
  • Cool Bike: As mentioned above, Wario drives one in the WarioWare series.
  • Cool Car: He also owns a pretty mean purple car that looks a lot like a Cadillac.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: In the WarioWare series.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Wario is extremely brainy and economical with lots of great ideas. Too bad his greed gets the better of him which costs him not only a lot more legitimate money, but his plans and ideas as well. In WarioWare Gold, the Wario Bowl games actually were a great success, it's really too bad Wario had to be greedy jerk and take all the prize money for himself and turn it into a scam. If he just fulfilled his end of the deal instead of trying to scam, the Wario Bowl likely would've grown into into an annual festivity, thus resulting in even more (legitimate) money for him in the long term.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • While he's consistently been a selfish and greedy jerk from the beginning, his morality tends to vary over the years. Earlier games tend to portray him as being more of a villain and the Big Bad, while the Wario Land series tend to vary between having him as a Villain Protagonist or an neutral Anti-Hero depending on the game (earlier games tend to lean more the former, while later games lean more towards the latter). WarioWare however, portrays him as merely being a rude, but mostly alright guy when he's not letting his greed get the better of him (aside from Gold, which goes back to portraying him as a villain). The current Mario games largely portray him as an antagonistic rival in most cases, but will occassionally depict him as an anti-hero like in the later Land games (such as Super Mario 64 DS).
    • Whether Wario is on better terms with Mario or not tends to largely depend on the game. Some have him as being an ally to Mario and having more of a mostly Friendly Rivalry with him, while other games portray him as still hating his guts and attempting to outdo him, sometimes to the point of even attempting to get rid of him entirely. One WarioWare microgame, "Burying the Hatchet", makes fun of this; the goal is to get Wario to shake Mario's hand, with "Make up!" as the prompt.
  • 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). Nowadays his WarioWare appearances give him an entirely unique outfit.
    • Wario in his debut was able to use the same powerups Mario could, except he was able to obtain substantially more power from them. The Wario Land series gave him his own set of skills, generally used for puzzle-solving rather than getting from point A to point B.
  • Driven by Envy: According to the Super Mario Land 2 manual, he's been jealous of Mario's popularity since they were children and tried to steal his castle many times before.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: When he becomes Wario Deluxe in WarioWare Gold, he instantly becomes smug and boisterous—even more than usual. He even gains the requisite lightning powers.
  • Dumb Muscle: The Super Mario 64 DS booklet describes him as lacking in brains... which actually contradicts the events of other Wario-centric games, where it's shown that he can make inventions, program microgames, and build companies in mere seconds.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: He used to wear a long-sleeved shirt in his earlier appearances (similar to Mario, Luigi, and Waluigi, who also wear long-sleeved shirts) before trading it for a T-shirt that shows off his muscular arms. His WarioWare appearances also go a step further by giving him an entirely unique biker outfit.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • Wario had a few elements of Sorcerous Overlord and was capable of Mind Manipulation in his earliest appearances. In Six Golden Coins, he hypnotized the entire island where Mario's castle resided, and he does something similar to the originally peaceful inhabitants of Wario's Woods. The original commercial for Six Golden Coins also saw him attempting to hypnotize the viewer. This gets a minor Call-Back in WarioWare Gold, where Wario Deluxe uses sorcery to mess with the player's perception.
    • Wario was also apparently bald, going by his defeat animation in Super Mario Land 2. Not the case nowadays, where he has a full head of hair.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • Despite his repeated attempts to rip off his own employees and take all the money they make for himself, the WarioWare crew still continues to work for him, and they still consider him a friend. In Gold, both the Dancing Team and Potluck Game levels end with someone (Mona and Dribble, respectively) saying they should invite Wario next time they hang out.
    • This was notably averted in D.I.Y however, as that game's plot centers around half of his employees leaving him in favor of Diamond Software due to him never paying them for their efforts. This didn't last long though as the next game has them working for him again with no explanation.
  • 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 finally 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. Then again, Bowser himself is not above doing this.
    • Wario being Mario's antithesis is exemplified in him being an outright caricature of Nintendo's famed mustachioed plumber, being obese compared to Mario's portly and being outright greedy compared to Mario (who also tends to collect coins left and right, but doesn't treat financial gain as his ultimate goal, unlike Wario), as well as being German rather than Italian (relations between the two countries have been notoriously rocky throughout European history).
    • Wario also has his own Evil-er Counterpart in the Shake King, from Wario Land: Shake It!, who represents Wario's greed and jerkish behavior taken Up to Eleven.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Lampshaded in his Art Evolution. In his earliest appearances, Wario was a huge guy, standing a full head taller than Mario and his friends. As the games went on and Wario began to shed some of his villainy and became an Anti-Hero, his proportions became much smaller, to the point where now he's barely taller than Mario.
  • Evil Laugh: Wario is best known for his bellicose cackle. WarioWare Gold goes further and gives him a [laughing extra maniacally] cackle when he becomes Wario Deluxe and host the final set of microgames.
  • Evil Twin: Evil Twin wannabe, anyway.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Wario's voice has consistently been much gruffer than Mario & Luigi's, emphasizing his comparative lack of moral integrity. Additionally, upon becoming Wario Deluxe in WarioWare Gold his voice becomes deeper.
  • Expy: Much like Mario was created as an Expy of Popeye the Sailor, Wario was envisioned by Nintendo as an expy of Popeye's main rival, Bluto.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: His hat power up in Super Mario 64 DS is the Metal Cap.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Garlic aside, Wario has eaten such things as demonic mandrake roots, bacterial plaque, and metal coins. In the Super Smash Bros. series, he can even eat his own bike, and this is recommended by one of the loading screen tips.
  • Fartillery: The "Wario Waft" is a move in the Super Smash Bros. series. Wario (or rather, Wario Deluxe) also weaponizes his flatuence as one of the potential distractions in Wario Interrupts, which is also one of the harder distractions to deal with.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Waluigi's Skinny.
  • Fat Bastard: He's not evil, but he's not nice either. In the same way that Mario is short and plump, Wario exaggerates this trait to villainous levels.
  • Fat Slob: He picks his nose, farts, eats a lot, and is generally very gross.
  • Fan Disservice: The Running Gag throughout his more recent appearances in which Wario shakes his ass in plain view of the camera.
  • Fiction 500: In Wario Land more than WarioWare.
  • Final Boss: Of Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. In the WarioWare series, most of the final stages are his.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: His primary method of defeating enemies.
  • Flanderization: While Wario was always a Gonk and not exactly a pleasant person, his Gasshole tendencies weren't very played up until his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Before then, Wario's defining character trait was running off of Greed, which while still carrying over to the WarioWare series, he comes across more like a Miser Advisor rather than being a shameless treasure hunter.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Averted within the WarioWare games, Wario is Easily Forgiven by his friends/employees despite his repeated attempts to rip them off. Mona and Dribble in particular insisting on inviting Wario to their future hangouts. On the other side, Wario actually does value his friends, though he won't let this stop him from avoiding paying them at all costs.
  • From a Single Cell: When set on fire, he runs around before turning into ashes and regenerates from them.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Wario invented the Telmet— a device capable of transporting himself into the realm shown on his television set— within seven seconds.
  • Gag Nose: A pink one.
  • Garlic Is Abhorrent: Wario's favorite food is garlic, fitting for his often-times gross nature.
  • Gasshole: Whilst exaggerated in Super Smash Bros., but toilet humor has been a part of his characterization in Japanese since Wario Land 2, where "Crazy Wario" (originally, Drunk Wario) had a burping attack.
  • Genius Bruiser: In Wario: Master of Disguise. Can invent a device to transport himself to another dimension in a few seconds, and is just as capable in kicking ass as ever.
  • Golden Super Mode: Wario Deluxe in Gold. Wario gets golden-looking clothing in this form to match his crown, though his character card says he isn't any stronger than usual.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: The box art for WarioWare: Get It Together! shows that Wario wears white underpants with his emblem repeatedly plastered across them.
  • Gratuitous German: In early N64 apperances, in which he was voiced by Nintendo of Europe employee Thomas Spindler, he had the habit of saying, "So ein Mist!" According to Spindler, this was because voice director Takashi Tezuka intended for Wario to be ethnically German; while this seemed to have gone by the wayside following Charles Martinet taking on the role (with his rendition using an Italian accent a-la Mario and Luigi), there are still occasional allusions to Wario being German, keeping in-line with Tezuka's intentions. As of Mario Kart 8, he appears to have returned to doing it, but now his German is more varied, with phrases such as "Jawohl!"
  • Greed: A poster child.
  • Ground Pound: The "Butt Stomp", one of his signature moves.
  • 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.
  • Hidden Depths: Wario apparently has a thing has a thing for poultry farming, not only does he have his own farm but one of his most prized possessions is a hen. He also has a surprisingly introspective side, as demonstrated in the credits of Wario Land 4.
  • 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 occasion.
  • Horrifying Hero: He's this towards King Boo of all people in Super Mario 64 DS.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very adventurous and excitable.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: In the American commercial for Super Mario Land 2.
  • Hypno Trinket: In the American commercial for Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3.
  • Incoming Ham: When he turns into Wario Deluxe in WarioWare Gold:
    "Oh! The money! The power! I feel it—inside! Gurgling! ...Building! It's... it's, uh... EXPLOSIVE!"
  • Interpretative Character: In Super Smash Bros., Wario is an Iron Butt Monkey and Fighting Clown who revels in Toilet Humour, whereas in games like Wario World his strength, greed, and malevolence are emphasized to the point where he almost becomes a completely different character. The creators of Wario Land: Shake It! even discussed the different portrayals in an interview. That said, those interpretations aren't mutually exclusive, so it's easy for Wario to be both an accident-prone oaf and a greedy bad boy at the same time in a single game (best shown in the Wario Land series and the various sports spin-off games where both him and Waluigi are often villainous comic reliefs).
  • Iron Butt Monkey: 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: What he has since developed into. He'll gladly liberate the citizens of a music box from an evil clown... If you let him keep any treasure he finds. Then in Wario Land 4, he was more than willing to risk his life to help a random cat out of a collapsing temple. 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). He is probably at his nicest in the WarioWare games; he is still rude and crude, but he is surprisingly very encouraging to the player and (despite scamming them on occasion) downright genial to his friends... until they ask him to pay them.
  • 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. Too bad Captain Syrup was counting on this so she could take the money while he wasn't looking.
  • Jet Pack: Wario gets one in WarioWare: Get It Together!
  • Kavorka Man: Despite being fat, ugly and generally a greedy Jerkass, he somehow still manages to be a Chick Magnet of sorts, attracting the likes of Mona, Princess Shokora and Captain Syrup (although that last one was just a ruse).
  • Large Ham: More so in Wario World, where everything was his including the manual.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He's delivered it as much as he's received it. If his greedy antics don't come at the expense of someone more deserving of the karma, Wario's schemes will bite him in the butt at the end.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He is massively strong, can take a lot of damage, and can jump high and dash quickly (with his signature dash attack). This is especially true in Wario Land 4 — he's actually faster in this game while dashing than Mario had been in previous games, and his strength and jumping remains the same as ever.
  • Loves Only Gold: Wario is a money-grubbing jerk no matter how you slice it, but he adores anything gold. Many of his adventures start off with him hunting for treasure, and his WarioWare incarnation has him get into the video game industry solely to see more green and gold. He hardly seems to care for anything else.
  • 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!
  • Mascot with Attitude: Wario was marketed as this in The '90s, when the Wario Land series was most prominent, though with more of an emphasis on manliness rather than coolness proper, being the bigger, badder, tougher, hardcore (but not too hard) and more rebellious counterpart in comparison to the family-friendly Mario and other Nintendo protagonists. Promotional material for those games always depicted Wario acting like the pig he is, eating junk food or posing with a Cool Car, and his games relied way more on combat and slapstick than its parent series. Quite a few Wario game instruction manuals also had this vibe, with Wario outright taking over the manual and giving the game instructions himself with his own snark and commentary. With the advent of the WarioWare series, Wario was inexplicably redesigned with a biker outfit for those games, but his manliness was somewhat downplayed for a wackier attitude.
  • Mean Boss: In the WarioWare series, especially when you realize the only reason he started his business was to make and get money as much as possible.
  • Meaningful Name: Combined with Lucky Translation, his name works in Japanese 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, in addition to having the word "war" in his name (though this is not pronounced as such), 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:
    • In comparison to the Mario Brothers. All three are generally portrayed as Lightning Bruisers, but Wario is stronger while the Bros are faster and more agile. Especially notable in Super Mario 64 DS where he's easily the slowest amongst the four playable characters, but does the most damage to enemies, throws objects the farthest, and can destroy objects on his own that Mario would need a Metal Cap to break in the original Super Mario 64.
    • In Mario Kart, Wario is the "slow to start, hard to stop" variant, making him equivalent to Samurai Goroh: his heavyweight drains his acceleration, but also makes him one of the fastest characters after a certain amount of time. However, this top speed also makes him harder to control (though this is downplayed in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: while he is lighter than Bowser, he still conserves the maximum top speed stat and gains slightly more traction and handling).
  • Mirror Boss: In Super Mario Land 2, his second and third phases mimic Mario's Bunny and Fire powerups.
  • Money Fetish: He'll do anything to make a quick buck, even if it means risking his own life.
  • Morality Pet: Wario's pet hen, "Hen", is one of the few things in the world besides money that he actually cares about. In Wario Land II, while chasing the Black Sugar Gang, the pirates disturb Hen, causing her to flee from her nest. Wario deliberately cuts off his chase for his treasure just to help Hen and return her to her nest.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: His obvious vices are greed and gluttony, but he is occasionally shown to be heroic and amiable despite this.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Those bulky biceps Wario possesses aren't just for show. The fat guy has superhuman strength.
  • Mythology Gag: The fact that Wario doffs his cap for Princess Peach in Super Mario 64 DS indicates a special regard for her he doesn't share for just any other girl (having been known to manhandle even royalty like Princess Merelda); in Nintendo Power comics and the Mario-kun manga, he had a crush on Her Highness.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Early English-language advertisements depicted him with a voice strongly resembling that of Paul Winchell, particularly as Dick Dastardly and Gargamel.
  • Nominal Hero: When he’s not an outright Villain Protagonist he’s this. Pet the Dog and Jerk with a Heart of Gold moments aside, he’s very selfish and only helps people if he’s rewarded for it.
  • Odd Friendship: With Toadette apparently, if their team name in Mario Party 6 is anything to go by. He also forms one with Goodstyle in Master Of Disguise.
  • One-Man Army: Rivals the Mario Bros in the sheer devastation he can wreak upon his enemies.
  • Only in It for the Money: His motivation for anything almost always centers around getting rich, especially in the WarioWare series and Wario Land: Shake It!
  • Parental Abandonment: All of the other babies are taken home by storks at the end of Yoshi's Island DS, except for Baby Wario, who is instead taken to a raft with treasure on it, implying that he was homeless.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Whenever he gets something valuable or finishes an adventure, Wario is quick to give an approving thumbs up to the player who helped him.
    • He does not hesitate to help save Princess Peach in Super Mario 64 DS. In the end, he even respectfully takes off his hat before the princess.
    • In Wario Land 4, when the pyramid he is in is collapsing, Wario risks his life to help the black cat that has been helping him, going so far as to make sure she safely gets out of the pyramid before him.
  • Phantom Thief: In Wario: Master of Disguise, he adopts "the Purple Wind" as an alias when he enters the world of the show within the game.
  • Power-Up Food: Wario has two different kinds: garlic, which heals Wario's wounds and doubles as his Trademark Favorite Food, and mandrake roots, which turn him into Wario-Man.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Speaks one to the player in the final level of WarioWare Gold.
    Wario Deluxe: Now, do your worst! Next to me, you're all number two!
  • 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.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Wario's overalls are a vibrant purple, and he regularly puts his bountiful muscles to use fighting enemies.
  • Rated M for Manly: A big guy with a huge mustache and huger arms, Wario has a boorish, slobbish attitude towards everything, thinks of himself as the epitome of machismo, and is well known for his Stout Strength and resilience.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wears pink pants in the WarioWare series.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Wario's eyes turn red when he puts the golden pot on his head and becomes Wario Deluxe in Gold. It somehow makes his usual Slasher Smile expression even more menacing.
  • Resurrective Immortality: In every other Wario Land game aside from the first two, Wario merely gets sent back to the world map or a level checkpoint when he "dies". This is because Wario simply doesn't feel like dying.
  • 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.
  • Shock and Awe: When he's not using his body gasses, this is Wario's go-to power of choice, especially in Mario Tennis. Unfortunately, the lightning doesn't always work in his favor, if his Bogey animation in Mario Golf World Tour is anything to go by. WarioWare Gold sees him using lightning to obfuscate the control hints as Wario Deluxe in the final stage.
  • Signature Move: The move has gone by many names official and fanmade over the years, including the "tackle", "dash attack", "charge", "barge", and "body slam", but they all refer to one attack: Wario dashing forward with one of his muscled arms out in front to slam into a foe. It's one of his attacks in both Wario Land and Wario World, Super Smash Bros. made it his side smash attack in Brawl and his dash attack in Ultimate, and even games that aren't about Wario fighting have had cameos of the move, such as WarioWare (where he uses it as his main attack in Get It Together!, and to smash walls and attack mummies in the Loot Scoot microgame) and Wario's Woods (where he slams into a wall to lower the Thwomp above the playfield, decreasing your playing space).
  • Slasher Smile: Just look at him! It almost seems permanent.
  • Smug Super: In WarioWare Gold as Wario Deluxe. He sounds bored whenever the player beats one of his microgames and gives a very condescending "Too bad!" or "Couldn't, huh?" if they fail. The super part? He can mess with the microgame hints and even the screen to pester the player.
  • Sociopathic Hero: It's all about money with this guy, any heroics he does are purely accidental... most of the time, anyway.
  • Stout Strength: Out of all the overall-clad, mustachioed humans in the Mario universe, Wario is both the fattest and the strongest.
  • Stylistic Suck: WarioWare Gold reveals that Wario has artistic talent, but only when asked to draw himself. When drawing everyone else, however, the picture looks crude and childlike.
  • Super Strength: He can punch the ground to cause earthquakes and regularly pulverizes stone blocks.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Played with in WarioWare Gold with Wario Deluxe. While Wario doesn't change much personality-wise as he's still a greed-driven jerk, he gains new powers and starts downright cheating to prevent the player from winning the tournament (and his money).
  • Sweet Tooth: Despite his all around manliness, Wario has been described to be addicted to sweets (though not as much as his addiction to money). He has had dental care problems in WarioWare: Touched due to it and was described in one of the Mario Party games to do anything for candy.
  • The GM Is a Cheating Bastard: Wario, as his Deluxe alter ego, causes a temporary Interface Screw partway through the final stage of WarioWare Gold, until Lulu intervenes. The secret mini-game Wario Interrupts has him do this constantly.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Garlic, whole cloves of it! They're his version of Mario's mushrooms. Interestingly, his favorite food was originally envisioned to be crepes, although that was later changed.
  • Toilet Humour: While Western fans were introduced to this side of his character in Smash Bros. Brawl, Wario was making butt and fart jokes as early as Wario Land 2, and in the Japanese promotion page for Wario Land 4 he gives a detailed description of his poop.
  • 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 Jerkass: Super Smash Bros. Brawl has him in his most villainous role since Super Mario Land 2. His role as Wario Deluxe in WarioWare Gold also has him actively antagonizing the player.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He's got quite the biceps on him.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Wario seems to be portrayed this way whenever he’s the protagonist of a game, with his exploits being played more as get-rich-quick schemes with a lot of obstacles in his way as opposed to Mario's more straightforward quests to right whatever wrong happened in the game that time. A good example of this would be his motivation in Wario Land: Shake It! While the Merfle is telling Wario about the plight of his kingdom and how the princess has been kidnapped, Wario has a bored, disinterested look on his face until the bottomless sack is mentioned. Then his face instantly lights up and he’s rarin’ to go. Compare to Mario who has saved Princess Peach over countless games just because she’s in trouble. These adventures generally lead to hilarity and wacky situations, that more often than not result in Wario getting hurt, getting put in outlandish situations and/or getting his just desserts so it all balances out. It helps that the villains of these games are usually much worse than he is.
  • 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.
  • Villain Respect: As Wario Deluxe, he gives players this reaction for completing his microgames in WarioWare Gold, though usually in the form of a Stealth Insult.
    "Eh, good enough."
  • Villainous Glutton: He's got quite an appetite, though over the years he's become gradually less villainous.
  • Vocal Evolution: In his first voiced appearances, Wario more or less sounded like what he seemed like; an oddball variation of Mario that only sounded slightly more gravelly. However, as his Divergent Character Evolution came through in the 2000s, Wario's voice post-Wario World gradually changed to become significantly deeper and far gruffer, while retaining the "offbrand Mario" style in his tone and speech pattern.
  • 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.
    • In WarioWare Gold, running out of lives on the final stage after Lulu intervenes has him (or rather, Wario Deluxe) throw Lulu off of his balloon basket. Continuing (only available if the stage is not cleared yet) will cause Lulu to get back in the fight and cling onto Wario Deluxe again. Should you replay the stage after beating it the first time, beating the boss microgame will (after the obligatory coin-collecting game) have Wario Deluxe throw Lulu off the basket. She's fine though, and will intervene after Wario Deluxe starts cheating again.


Voiced by: Charles Martinet

Waluigi debuted in Mario Tennis as Wario's partner and Luigi's rival. He has so far only appeared in Mario spin-off games, and ironically never in a Wario game. 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.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Waluigi has some degree of feelings for Princess Daisy, who utterly despises him.
  • Advertised Extra: Though he is promoted as a "central" Mario character and appears in the vast majority of casual side-games, those side-games are his only appearances. Even when his clothes appear in non-casual games, he remains absent. Super Mario Odyssey lampshades it, saying Waluigi's costume is great for someone to lurk in the dark, waiting for their moment to shine.
  • The Artifact: Despite never appearing in a single Wario game (save for an awful drawing in Gold), he still tends to be considered a Wario character due to his association with Wario in the Mario spin-offs. Averted in Super Smash Bros. though, since it classifies him as a Mario universe character rather than a Wario one.
  • 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. This carries over to 3DS/Wii U and Ultimate, in spite of being a highly-requested character since before Brawl and afterwards.
  • Ax-Crazy: Just listen to his sound effects and Mario Strikers Charged, where he smashes the soccer ball into the face of a 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.
  • 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 villainous 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 (Gualuídzi).
  • Butt-Monkey: He tops Luigi. It seems like nothing goes right for this guy. Even he knows it.
  • Camp Straight: Despite his crush on Princess Daisy, he isquite a fabulous fellow.
  • The Casanova: 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.
  • Confusion Fu: Every new game, Waluigi is likely to come with a set of weird abilities that have no rhyme nor reason for their existence.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: He bears an uncanny resemblance to Dick Dastardly and fellow evil twin Odlaw.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix, where Waluigi is the main villain of the story. In Mario Party 3, he knocks out Bowser and becomes the penultimate 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!
  • The Ditz: At least according to Wario.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Luigi.
  • Evil Is Petty: Pettiness is practically Waluigi's main trait.
  • 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.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: "Friend" in a very loose term. Waluigi is generally disliked and has next to no real friends outside of Wario. Despite this, Waluigi is still invited to parties and gatherings in the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • 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 four arms that instantly teleports to him and can fire lightning bolts.
  • Gag Nose: Like Wario, he has a large pink nose. Although it's also crookedly evil.
  • Glacier Waif: Because of his tall stature, Waluigi needs taller and heavier vehicles in Mario Kart. However, this can be downplayed, considering his vehicles are often lighter than, let's say, Wario's.
  • 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-Eyed Monster: He utterly despises Luigi for his popularity and overshadowing him. To make matters worse, the girl he has some degree of feelings for, Princess Daisy, hates him and actually prefers Luigi, just to rub it in even more.
  • 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: It's unclear 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 announce his arrival. His Brawl in the Family counterpart is the page image.
    • 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 built recently. So much for Harmless Villain.
  • Hypocrite: Accuses his opponents of cheating whenever he loses, while simultaneously taking pride in his own cheating.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: We barely know anything about this guy, from his exact relationship to Wario to where he even came from, and yet he continues to show up doing weird, bizarre, and totally incomprehensible things on his way to victory.
  • In a Single Bound: He's the only character who has ever come close to Luigi's jump height without flying.
  • Informed Ability: He is said to be good at cheating and apparently does so regularly. However, since Waluigi is playable in almost all of his appearances, we rarely ever see him do it. Unless the player themselves is cheating, of course.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He seems to believe that to become world-famous, all he needs to do is defeat Luigi.
    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!
  • Irony: Despite his association with Wario, Waluigi has never appeared in a Wario game.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: He was this in Double Dash!! and DS. While he became a Mighty Glacier in Wii, he is something in between in 8.
  • Laughably Evil: He's too much of a petty villain and a Butt-Monkey to take seriously.
  • Lean and Mean: In the same way Wario's fatness is an exaggeration of Mario's physique, Waluigi's leanness is an exaggeration of Luigi's thin physique.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: Even more so than Wario's; not only is it a portmanteau 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. It's also an anagram of "ijiwaru", meaning "spiteful person".
  • Mind Screw: Many of his abilities fall on this category, such as suddenly conjuring water to swim through the air and generating huge thorny brambles wherever he runs and even making a powerful spiked whip from these brambles.
  • Never My Fault: He has a tendency to accuse his opponents of cheating whenever he loses.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Everything is purple today. Purple is a color.
  • Remember the New Guy?: His very first appearance was in Mario Tennis. He was shown to have some kind of history with the other characters, but we're not given any backstory on this guy. Over 20 years later, we still barely know anything about him.
  • Satellite Character: He seems to have no real purpose other than serving as Wario's partner and Luigi's rival. Unlike Wario or Luigi, he has never appeared in his own official game.
  • Spin Attack: One of his 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.
  • Stone Wall: Due to his long limbs, Waluigi is one of only two characters classed as "defensive" in the Mario Tennis series.
  • Something About a Rose: His victory animation in Mario Party 8 and Mario Party Superstars, his birdie animation in Mario Golf World Tour, and his Special Shot animation in Mario Tennis Aces all have him brandish roses, occasionally with sparkles, while his outfit in Mario Golf: Super Rush has a rose on the brim of his hat. Seems to hint at a rather different interpretation of Waluigi than the one we're used to...
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Waluigi acts like a jerkass so people won't see his faults.
  • Spectacular Spinning: Along with a Spin Attack in Mario Tennis, there are a lot of times when Waluigi is spinning just for the heck of it.
  • 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.
  • 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 a pickaxe in order to make his way back to the world.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Eggplants, to go with his purple theme.
  • Unknown Rival: Many of the official descriptions for Waluigi say that Luigi hasn't even realized that Waluigi is being antagonistic towards him.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: If Waluigi has the upper hand on you, expect him to rub it in a little. Shows up the most in Mario Strikers Charged where he throws the ball (which is made of metal, mind you) into his opponent's head while dancing around childishly.
  • Weak, but Skilled: This is his usual role in the Mario spinoffs in contrast to Wario, usually showing up in the Technique or Technical class of characters. In his debut game, Mario Tennis, his shots don't have much power but he has great control and enough height to make him a terror on the net. This also ties into the abilities he shows. He can't match up to the sheer athleticism of the Mario Bros. or Wario's strength. His most common powers are Green Thumb and Master of Illusion, which he uses in unique and creative ways to compete with the rest of the cast.
  • 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.


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