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Waluigi

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Waluigi
WaluigiSMP2.png
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Official artwork of Waluigi in Super Mario Party.

Universe Mario
Debut Mario Tennis (2000)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Mario Strikers: Battle League (2022)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo 64
Species Human
Gender Male
Place of origin Mushroom Kingdom
Created by Fumihide Aoki
Voice actor Charles Martinet
Article on Super Mario Wiki Waluigi

Waluigi (ワルイージ, Waluigi) is an antagonistic character from the Mario series.

Origin[edit]

Official artwork of Waluigi from the N64 version of Mario Tennis. The racket seen in the image is the same one used by Waluigi in Brawl, Smash 4 and Ultimate.

Waluigi made his debut in Mario Tennis and has become a recurring character in later Mario spin-off games. He is a lanky man with a big, pink nose, a pointed mustache, pointed ears, and eyes surrounded by light blue rings. He wears dark indigo overalls, a purple undershirt, a purple cap with a yellow "Γ" gamma symbol, a pair of white gloves, and a pair of orange pointed shoes. In the Mario spin-off games, Waluigi is shown to have powerful legs, able to easily kick Bowser.

Waluigi is Luigi's self-appointed rival and anti-hero counterpart, just as Wario is the rival of Mario. This rivalry began in the opening cutscene of Mario Tennis where Waluigi and Wario interrupt the final match between Mario and Luigi stating they want to play, but Luigi declines and mocks Waluigi, upsetting him. Like Wario, Waluigi is much raunchier than his counterparts, examples including his frequent use of roses, a universal symbol for romance, as well as his signature crotch chop in the Mario Strikers series. He is also very spiteful and vindictive, often joining Wario's pranks on others as a legitimate act of revenge. Oddly, despite appearing frequently as Wario's partner-in-crime in various Mario spin-off games, he has not physically appeared in a Wario game. Currently, his only appearance in a Wario game is if a Waluigi amiibo is scanned in Wario's amiibo Sketch in WarioWare Gold, in which Wario draws a poor quality picture of him.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Trophy[edit]

The Waluigi trophy can be obtained through the Lottery once at least 250 other trophies have been collected.

Waluigi's trophy in Melee
Waluigi
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.
Mario Tennis (8/00)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Waluigi as an Assist Trophy attacking in Brawl.

Waluigi makes his debut as an Assist Trophy. He appears with brown shoes instead of his usual orange shoes, and is armed with his tennis racket from Mario Tennis.

When summoned, Waluigi dashes at a random opponent on stage and stomps them into the ground (although he can stomp multiple opponents at once if others around are caught in the stomps). He stomps the victim(s) multiple times before unleashing a finishing blow with his tennis racket or a kick. His kicks meteor smash if the opponent is a little outside the stage. Unless he attacks constantly, his final attack has a pause which lasts about three seconds. He is relatively easy to avoid on the stage, as he can be avoided by simply jumping over him, and it can be quite easy to lure him off-stage; however, if opponents are careless, he can be quite deadly.

As an alternate costume[edit]

Waluigi's color scheme serves as Luigi's purple alternate costume. The "L" on his hat also changes to yellow.

Trophy[edit]

Waluigi's trophy in Brawl
Waluigi
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.
N64: Mario Tennis
GameCube: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Stickers[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
Waluigi Mario Superstar Baseball AttackSpecialsIndirect+008SpecialsIndirect.png Attack +8 Mario Luigi Peach Bowser YoshiMarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.pngYoshiHeadSSBB.png
Waluigi Super Mario Strikers AttackSlash+015EffectIcon(Slash).png Attack +15 Mario Luigi Peach Bowser YoshiMarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.pngYoshiHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Waluigi (Mario Superstar Baseball).png
Waluigi
(Mario Superstar Baseball)
Brawl Sticker Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers).png
Waluigi
(Super Mario Strikers)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Waluigi attacking Luigi in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Waluigi returns as an Assist Trophy, reprising his behavior from Brawl.

As an Assist Trophy, like most of the on-stage Assist Trophies that are invulnerable to attack, Waluigi can be attacked and KO'd.

Similar to Mario and Luigi, his appearance is more cartoonish, with less detail on his clothing and lighter, more solid colors used all around. Notably, his shoes are now closer to the proper orange coloring, as opposed to the brown shoes in Brawl.

As an alternate costume[edit]

Waluigi's color scheme returns as Luigi's purple alternate costume, and serves as Mario's purple alternate costume. The "M" on his hat also changes to yellow.

As a Mii Costume[edit]

Waluigi serves as the basis for the default Waluigi's Cap headgear for the Mii Fighters.

Trophy[edit]

Waluigi appears as a trophy in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it can be obtained by achieving a score of at least 85 in Rival Smash.

Waluigi's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Waluigi
Ntsc 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!
Pal 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!
N64: Mario Tennis (08/2000) (NTSC), Mario Tennis (11/2000) (PAL)
Wii: Mario Kart Wii (04/2008)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Waluigi as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Waluigi returns as an Assist Trophy, reprising his behavior from Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4.

The Waluigi Assist Trophy can be attacked and KO'd, which earns the player an extra point. Training Mode describes his Assist Trophy: Stomps on nearby opponents and then launches them with a racket. He cannot be summoned in the 3D Land, Midgar, Mute City SNES, Norfair, Spirit Train, and Suzaku Castle stages.

As an alternate costume[edit]

Waluigi's color scheme returns as Mario and Luigi's purple alternate costume.

As a costume[edit]

Waluigi's Cap returns as a default headgear for the Mii Fighters.

Spirits[edit]

Waluigi also appears as an Ace-class primary spirit and is featured on the Standard Bike spirit, while Waluigi's Super Mario Strikers version appears as an Advanced-class primary spirit.

Both Waluigi Spirit Battles use a Luigi puppet fighter. The Waluigi spirit is fought on the Peach's Castle stage. During the battle, Waluigi appears as a hostile Assist Trophy. Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers) is fought on the Wuhu Island stage's Swordplay Colosseum layout. During the battle, the Soccer Ball item will appear, referencing the sport this spirit is based on.

Primary spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
35
SSBU spirit Waluigi.png
Waluigi
Neutral
★★★ 3 2858 8579 1787 5362 962 2887 Foot Attack ↑ Super Mario Series
124
SSBU spirit Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers).png
Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers) North America
Waluigi (Mario Strikers) PAL
Grab
★★ 1 1614 6479 815 3271 737 2959 Foot Attack ↑ Super Mario Strikers Series North America
Mario Strikers Series PAL

Support spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability Series
87
SSBU spirit Standard Bike.png
Standard Bike 1 Undamaged Speed ↑ Mario Kart Series

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ワルイージ, Waluigi
UK English Waluigi
France French Waluigi
Germany German Waluigi
Spain Spanish Waluigi
Italy Italian Waluigi
China Chinese 瓦路易吉, Waluigi
South Korea Korean 와루이지, Waluigi
Netherlands Dutch Waluigi
Russia Russian Валуиджи

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Super Smash Bros. Direct 4.8.2014, Waluigi was shown to be representing the Wario universe as opposed to the Mario universe. This change was not carried over to the final version of the game.
    • In that same Direct, when Waluigi is laughing, his mouth is open. In the final game, however, his mouth is always closed, even when he is laughing. This is strange, considering how in Brawl, his mouth is open while laughing. This is fixed in Ultimate, where his mouth is opened while laughing.
  • Waluigi has been used to introduce a section of a Nintendo Direct discussing Assist Trophies, as shown in the April 2014 Direct regarding SSB4 where Sakurai starts the Assist Trophies section by explaining what they do with a Waluigi plush next to him. Waluigi was also used to demonstrate players being able to KO Assist Trophies in Ultimate.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, if Waluigi doesn't reach the ground while stomping in the air, he will repeat the animation (it doesn't have a hitbox, and he doesn't make any noise while doing it either).
  • Waluigi is one of the most consistently requested characters to be made playable in Smash, and has a large, vocal fanbase that clamors for his inclusion as a playable character instead of an Assist Trophy, citing his frequent appearance in Mario spin-offs and unique, colorful personality and aesthetic. The Waluigi fanbase was most vocal after developer Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Waluigi would be reprising his role as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and spread memes, videos, artwork, and petitions to get Sakurai to make Waluigi playable; even The Washington Post noted the outpouring of support for Waluigi by making a post about him being "robbed and humiliated by Nintendo", likely as a jab at him being knocked out seconds after being seen. The clamor got even more intense when the Piranha Plant, a common Mario enemy that had never even been playable in its own series before (and, ironically, was Waluigi's default partner in Mario Party 3's Duel Mode), made the cut as a playable character, shocking many and leading people to post memes about how it got in the game before Waluigi. However, Nintendo clarified that while Sakurai should be aware of the requests for Waluigi becoming a playable character, making him playable is overall his decision.[1]
  • Waluigi and Spring Man are the only Assist Trophies in Ultimate who use an English voice actor in all regions, and two of four in general to hold this distinction, with Kat & Ana and Saki Amamiya sharing this distinction as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Justin. Vice (2018-07-27). Retrieved on 2020-06-05.