Waluigi (ワルイージ, Waluigi) is a character from the Mario series. He is Luigi's self-appointed rival and anti-hero counterpart; just as Wario is the rival of Mario. He is considered to be part of the Mario universe in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4.
Waluigi has so far only appeared in spin-off and party games, as opposed to the main platformer titles, save for a few negligible cameos. He is Luigi's "evil" rival, in the same way that Wario is Mario's. Along with this, Waluigi has a hat and gloves with a "Γ" gamma symbol, which is similar to Wario's "W", which is also an inverse or an upside-down "M". Unlike Luigi's green hat and shirt, Waluigi has a purple shirt and hat with black overalls and orange elf-like shoes, while his Γ symbol is yellow. He is believed to be Wario's younger brother (though the game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games on the Nintendo DS states they are not, saying that Waluigi is actually Wario's co-partner, despite the fact that he has never physically appeared in a WarioWare game, but as the game was mainly handled by SEGA, the authenticity of this is called into question) as well as one of his many friends. Waluigi was created by Camelot's Fumihide Aoki and is voiced by Charles Martinet, like Wario and both Mario Bros.
As a trophy
Waluigi appears as a trophy in Melee, that can be unlocked through the Lottery once at least 250 other trophies have been collected.
As an Assist Trophy
Waluigi appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He has brown shoes instead of his usual orange shoes. When summoned, he 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 3 seconds. He is relatively easy to avoid on the stage, able to avoid him by simply jumping over him. However, if opponents are careless, he can be quite deadly.
As a trophy
Waluigi also appears as a randomly collectible trophy:
As a color change
Luigi possesses a black and purple color swap which gives him a similar appearance to Waluigi. The L on his hat also changes to yellow in Brawl, just like Waluigi's inverted L. The L, however, doesn't flip itself like Waluigi's does. Mario also has a black and purple color swap which also gives him a similar appearance to Waluigi in Super Smash Bros. 4, and the M on his hat becomes yellow. In Smash 4, Luigi's costume changes the yellow L to purple.
As a sticker
As an Assist Trophy
Waluigi returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4. He behaves the same as in Brawl, albeit he can be defeated if he takes enough damage. Just like Mario and Luigi, his appearance is more cartoon-like, with less detail on his clothing and lighter, more solid colors used all around. Of particular note are his shoes, which are now closer to the proper orange coloring, as opposed to the brown shoes in Brawl.
Luigi retains his Waluigi-inspired palette swap (albeit without a yellow L), and Mario also gains a very similar costume in Smash 4.
As a trophy
Waluigi also appears as a challenge reward trophy, unlocked by achieving a score of at least 85 in Rival Smash:
Waluigi made his first appearance in Mario Tennis and has appeared in nearly every Mario spin-off since serving as Wario's partner. In Brawl and SSB4, Waluigi appears as an Assist Trophy wielding his tennis racket, which is a reference to his first appearance in Mario Tennis. He will try to stomp players into the ground; however, Waluigi has never done this in any other game, though several games such as Mario Party 3 has shown that he has very powerful legs (in the aforementioned game, he knocks out the usually highly durable Bowser with a single kick). His finishing move either involves kicking the player, or hitting the player with his tennis racket. His appearance has slightly changed in Brawl, Waluigi has orange shoes in the Mario games, not brown; although the orange shoes were retained in SSB4. The tennis racket he is holding has retained its design from Mario Tennis.
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