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Waluigi
Male
Waluigi MP10

Waluigi's artwork from Mario Party 10
Series Mario series
First game Mario Tennis
Species Human
Year Created 2000
Created by Camelot
Designed by Fumihide Aoki
Voiced by Charles Martinet
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Waluigi(JP) is a character in the Mario series. He first appeared in the 2000 video game Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64. He is Luigi's rival in a similar way Wario is Mario's rival. He wears a similar outfit like them, except that his hat emblem is an inverted 'L'. He is also very tall and has long legs and arms.

Waluigi has only appeared in Mario spinoff games. This leads to believe that his creation was solely on the purpose to give Wario a partner on spinoff games in the same way Mario and Luigi are a team in the main series. He also appears to ride on a motorcycle like Wario.

The name "Waluigi" is a portmanteau of "Luigi" and the Japanese adjective warui (悪い, warui?) meaning "bad"; hence, "bad Luigi".

Personality and appearance

Waluigi has a very competitive aspect to him. As such, he has appeared in many Mario spin-off games. When Waluigi is competing he tends to be very un-sportsman like in his behavior. Simply put, Waluigi is a very poor sport. He often resorts to cheating to win. Waluigi has also been shown to be very arrogant. Whenever Waluigi scores, he shows off very much and acts like he's about to win. Conversely, if his opponent even makes a little progress, Waluigi will throw a tantrum. Waluigi is also very mischievous, and usually gets Wario and himself in trouble, like when he vandalized a picture of Luigi in Mario Power Tennis. Waluigi is especially well known for his rudeness, as seen in a variety of games.

Waluigi has a hat and gloves with a "Γ" symbol, which is similar to Wario's "W", which is also an upside-down "M". Unlike Luigi's green hat and shirt, Waluigi has a purple shirt and hat with black overalls, while his Γ symbol is yellow. Along with his boomerang-like mustache, Waluigi is taller and skinnier than Luigi, intending to highly exaggerate Luigi's physical characteristics, much in the same way that Wario exaggerates Mario's physical characteristics. Artists have also considered to separate certain colors and pick which color looks mostly unalike or most apart from a color wheel. This seems to match Mario and Luigi considering the fact that colors red and green are considered the opposite just like Waluigi and Wario have outfits in the color of yellow and purple which are the opposite.

Games Waluigi has appeared in

WaluigiTennis64

Waluigi's Classic Appearance

Waluigi's appears in Mario spinoff games as Wario's doubles partner, and then in 2005 on Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance. Later, along with Princess Daisy, he joined the Mario Party series's roster in Mario Party 3 (although he is not playable in story mode but only playable in party mode along with Daisy) and has been a playable character in every main entry in the series since. He's since also appeared various other sports games as a playable character as well as the Mario Kart series as a playable character except for Mario Kart 7 where he didn't appear, but he did reappear in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character. He has only played a significant role in the plot of two games.

In Mario Party 3, after clearing all other boards, Waluigi will steal the mischief star stamp and take it to Waluigi's Island, where the player must complete another round to get it back. In Mario Power Tennis, he, along with Wario and Bowser, participate in a scheme in order to wreck the Tennis Tournament and get rid of the Mario Brothers, which in the end, fails. This would also mark the very first, and only time at the moment, that Wario, Waluigi, and Bowser have teamed up to take on the Mario Brothers. In Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, he is one of the villains, along with Bowser, attempting to wreak havoc with the Mushroom Kingdom's music. Additionally, the opening cutscene reveals Waluigi to be the one who scattered the Music Keys in the first place.

Nintendo 64

Game Boy Color

  • Mario Tennis (only appearance on a Game Boy Color game) (2001)

GameCube

Arcade

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo DS

Wii

Nintendo 3DS

Wii U

Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Waluigi only appears as a Trophy.

Trophy Description

Waluigi Trophy Melee

Waluigi's Trophy in "Melee".

  • "This tall, thin, evil-looking guy seems to be Luigi's rival. He works hard at his mischief: Waluigi reportedly spent a lot of time training for his debut in Mario Tennis by honing his ability to antagonize the Mario brothers. While it's general knowledge that he's the same age as Luigi, his relationship to Wario is unclear."

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Waluigi appears both as an Assist Trophy and as a regular Trophy. As an Assist Trophy, Waluigi is based on his Mario Tennis appearances and will try to smash the enemies of the player who summoned him with his tennis racket or stomp them into the ground with his foot

Trophy Description

Waluigi - Brawl Trophy

Waluigi's Trophy in Brawl.

  • "A twig-thin man who sees himself as Luigi's ultimate rival. He spent a long time working silently in the shadow of the Mario Bros. before finally becoming strong enough to compete with them in Mario Tennis. Since then, he's had many brilliant game appearances. While the nature of his relationship to Wario is a mystery, the pair have hatched some devious schemes together."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

WaluigiTrophyWiiU

Waluigi's Trophy in the Wii U version.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Waluigi comes back as both a Trophy and an Assist Trophy. As an Assist Trophy, he retain most of his characteristics from "Brawl" but he can now be attacked and even defeated by the playable characters.

Trophy Description

  • NA:"A crooked mustache and a long, red nose— Waluigi has "villain" written all over him. He considers himself Luigi's rival. He's cunning and quick. When summoned into battle, he'll rush the nearest fighters and stomp them into the ground—then thwack them with his foot or tennis racket!"
  • EU:"Long, red nose? Handlebar moustache? Bendy body? Yep, this lanky schemer is Luigi's rival, Waluigi. In this game, he'll dash over to the nearest fighter and stomp on them to bury them in the ground. Then he'll finish them off with a big kick or a whack with his tennis racket. Ouch!"

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Waluigi retains his characteristics from the past two game but now if he is defeated in time mode, the one who defeated him will gain one bonus point.

Gallery

See Waluigi/gallery