Waluigi

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Waluigi
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Waluigi as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Universe Mario
Debut Mario Tennis (2000)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Super Mario Party (2018)
Console 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 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, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Character description[edit]

Waluigi has so far only appeared in spin-off and party games, as opposed to the main platformer titles, save for a few 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.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a trophy[edit]

The Waluigi trophy in Melee

Waluigi appears as a trophy in Melee, that can be unlocked through the Lottery once at least 250 other trophies have been collected.

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 (08/00)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Waluigi attacking 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, as he can be avoided by simply jumping over him. However, if opponents are careless, he can be quite deadly.

As a trophy[edit]

The Waluigi trophy in Brawl

Waluigi also appears as a randomly collectible trophy:

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


As a color change[edit]

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.

As a sticker[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 running away from the Mario Bros.

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.

As a trophy[edit]

The Waluigi trophy in for Wii U
The Waluigi trophy in for 3DS

Waluigi also appears as a challenge reward trophy, unlocked by achieving a score of at least 85 in Rival Smash:

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)
Wii: Mario Kart Wii (04/2008)


As a color change[edit]

Luigi retains his Waluigi-inspired palette swap (albeit with a purple L instead of yellow), while Mario also gains a Waluigi-inspired costume, with the M on his hat becoming yellow.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Waluigi as he appears in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate direct.

Waluigi will reprise his role as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like Mario and Luigi, his hair and clothing now feature simple detailing, similar to Brawl, though his shoes keep their orange color like they were in SSB4.


As a color change[edit]

Mario and Luigi retain their Waluigi-inspired costumes in this game, though the L on Luigi's Cap is now green instead of purple.

Origin[edit]

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, SSB4, and Ultimate, 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 and Ultimate. The tennis racket he is holding has retained its design from Mario Tennis.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Super Smash Bros. Direct 4.8.2014, he appeared 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.
  • Waluigi is one of the most consistently requested characters to be made playable in Smash, and has also consistently enjoyed 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. However, Nintendo clarified that while Sakurai is aware of the requests for Waluigi becoming playable, making him playable is ultimately his decision.


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