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|First appearance||Mario Tennis (2000, overall)|
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) (2007, Sega-related media)
|Latest appearance||Mario Strikers: Battle League (2022, overall)|
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2019, Sega-related media)
|Latest portrayal||Charles Martinet (2000–present)|
Waluigi is a character from the Mario franchise. He is Wario's partner and the lanky rival of Luigi. Waluigi is known for his purple cap, nasally Italian accent, and rude and trickster personality. Waluigi makes his first overall appearance in the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Tennis, and his first Sega-related appearance is in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, in which he is a playable character. Waluigi has since made recurring appearances throughout the Mario & Sonic series, usually as a Skill-type playable character.
Waluigi was created by Camelot, a former subsidiary of Sega, although he was created after Camelot separated from Sega in 1995.
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the Wii is among the Skill-type playable characters. He appears at the start of the opening along with the other athletes. In Mission Mode, Waluigi has six missions, and the last one is unlocked by clearing the first five missions. By completing all six missions, the player earns the Waluigi Emblem. The missions and their objectives include:
- Javelin Throw, where Waluigi has to throw a javelin between 30 and 50m within three tries
- Pole Vault, where Waluigi has to put a pole within the blue zone to jump three times and clear the bar
- Trampoline, where Waluigi has to perform one of the difficult-ranked moves seven times in a row
- 4x100 Freestyle, where Waluigi specifically has to finish in third place
- Single Sculls, where the goal is for Waluigi to finish before Luigi
- 400m Hurdles, where Waluigi has to start after Luigi and then pass him
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS)
In Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, like its Wii counterpart, Waluigi is among the Skill-type playable characters. In Mission Mode, just like the Wii version, Waluigi has six different missions, the last one being unlockable, with the Waluigi Emblem once again being the reward for clearing them. Because the Olympic events are different between versions, Waluigi has a different set of missions, along with objectives:
- 400m Hurdles, where Waluigi has to overcome a 3-second handicap to win
- Skeet, where Waluigi must shoot the five blue targets only
- Vault, where Waluigi has to earn a score of 10
- Triple Jump, where Waluigi must jump three times in a row for a total of at least 48m
- Dream Canoe, where Waluigi must avoid his opponents' attacks for 30 seconds
- Dream Fencing, where Waluigi has to win against Dr. Eggman
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)
In the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Waluigi is a Skill-type playable character. He appears with the other athletes in the opening as well as competing in Ice Hockey. There is an unlockable Mii outfit based on Waluigi that can be unlocked by obtaining five gold or/and 1st place medals in any Olympic or Dream Event with Waluigi and then buying the costume in the boutique. Waluigi's Special Skill is the Air Swim, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)
In the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Waluigi returns as a Skill-type playable character, and has Air Swim as his Special Skill, although the Nintendo DS version introduces the Screw Dash. Like the other playable characters, Waluigi is also featured in the Adventure Tours mode, where he is paired up with Wario like in several of his other appearances.
In Adventure Tours mode, Waluigi is one of the unlockable characters who can take part in the mode's sports events. He and Wario are first encountered in Polastraits where a party member must compete against them in a Bobsleigh event. After that, Waluigi and Wario, both horribly bitter and in denial over their loss, teleport away to prepare for a rematch.
Both Waluigi and Wario are later encountered at Icepeak. The two of them are seeking revenge for their previous loss, and a party member must win against them in a Snowboard Cross event. Upon losing again, Waluigi and Wario join the player's team, and they share their Treasure Detector, which can detect nearby Whitestones, with the party.
In Blizland, Waluigi is needed to trick a Shy Guy into telling the party about a secret room in Cubyrinth. On a rooftop in Cubyrinth, Waluigi has to press a different Shy Guy for answers about the secret room. In an act of defense, the Shy Guy summons a Bomb Flapper that he modified to have the capability of dropping Bob-ombs. When the Bomb Flapper turns against the Shy Guy, Waluigi steps up to take it down, initiating the Defeat Bomb Flapper! minigame. Here, Waluigi has one minute to defeat the Bomb Flapper by throwing Bob-ombs at it until its HP is depleted. Once Waluigi has cleared the minigame, a secret passage is revealed in the rooftop's center.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
Waluigi appears as a Skill-type playable character again in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and appears in the opening with the other athletes as well as competing in Track Cycling - Team Pursuit and Football. The Mii outfit based on Waluigi also makes a return. He retains his Air Swim Special Skill from both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
In London Party mode, Waluigi is a character who can be talked to in order to play minigames and earn stickers.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
In the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Waluigi is instead a part of the Tricksters group, meaning that he is only playable in certain events. Waluigi does not have his Air Swim Special Skill like in the Wii version.
In Story Mode, Waluigi first appears testing out some binoculars, which he calls the Waluigiscopes, that he plans to use to spy on Luigi. After Waluigi scares away some Shy Guys, Metal Sonic arrives and accidentally breaks the Waluigiscopes, and Waluigi challenges him to an event. Waluigi wins, and chases Metal Sonic when he tries to escape, eventually losing him but finding Wario, and the pair decide to find Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman together. They succeed and defeat them in an event, and Waluigi distracts them while Wario breaks the Fog machine, and the pair then try to get some compensation from Dr. Eggman. Waluigi and Wario later discover that they had been chasing a hologram of Dr. Eggman, and later appear to call Mario, Luigi, Sonic and Tails when they face Bowser and Dr. Eggman to support the Heroes and remind Dr. Eggman that they want some compensation, as well as later appearing at the opening ceremony. Waluigi also appears in the bonus episode Dr. Eggman's Robots, where Dr. Eggman convinces him to compete in an event against Metal Sonic, which Waluigi loses. A badge of Waluigi can also be obtained from the badge machine.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Waluigi returns as a Skill-type playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, as well as the Mii costume based on him.
In Legends Showdown, Waluigi is on the second team, along with Knuckles, Amy and Wario. Also, a Mii costume based on Waluigi can be unlocked in the game by winning Medley Mania at least once.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
In the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Waluigi returns as a playable character, this time having Technique as his skill type. His Mii costume also returns, and it can be collected by completing Waluigi's Carnival Challenge, although this time in separate head and body parts, with each piece having its own set of stat alterations. Waluigi's stats include a Power of 4, a Speed of 6, and a Technique of 8.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
In the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Waluigi is exclusively playable in the Long Jump and BMX events. He is one of the characters to not be challenged in the Road to Rio mode.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition
In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition, Waluigi is playable in all events, retaining his Technique type from the Wii U version, but has recommended events of Rhythmic Gymnastics and Long Jump. In the Japanese version, Waluigi is unlockable.
Waluigi has similar stats as in the Wii U version, although the stats for his Power and Speed were swapped around to 6 and 4 respectively.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Waluigi is a Technique-type playable character, and he is only playable in the Tokyo 2020 events.
In Story Mode, and Wario were preparing to win the gold in the Canoe event when Tails and Luigi showed to compete for the gold in that event. Despite taunting the duo by saying that they were not better than themselves, Waluigi and Wario lost to Tails and Luigi in the event. As Waluigi and Wario began blaming each other for their loss, Luigi intervened and insisted that they needed gold medals. Upon hearing this, Waluigi devised a scheme to pretend to help them get gold medals and then steal them later, to which Wario agreed on. Waluigi thus joined Tails and Luigi's party with Wario. When the party later needed to get the Excitement Battery back from Ludwig by beating Ludwig in a competition, Waluigi accepted the challenge so he could both get a gold medal while getting the Excitement Battery. In the end, Waluigi beat Ludwig in the Fencing event, which ultimately led to the Excitement Battery being returned to the heroes with a little more charge.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition, Waluigi was added as a playable character on March 20, 2020. Waluigi is a Technique-type like in the Nintendo Switch version, and he has the same stats as in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Waluigi appears as an Assist Trophy. When Waluigi is summoned, he dashes up to a random fighter on the stage and stomp them into the ground. However, if other characters are caught in the wake of his stomps, then he can stomp multiple opponents at once. Nevertheless, Waluigi will stomp his victim(s) multiple times before landing a final attack with either his tennis racket or a kick. His kicks in particular can meteor smash an opponent if they are a little outside the stage. Also, unless he attacks constantly, his final attack will exhibit a pause which lasts for about three seconds. In gameplay, Waluigi is somewhat easy to avoid since he can be dodged by simply jumping over him, and luring him off-stage is not a difficult feat. However, he can be quite lethal to a careless player. In addition, Luigi possesses a palette swap in the game that makes his clothes resemble Waluigi's.
Waluigi is also featured in the form of a Trophy as well as a few Stickers.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Waluigi reprises his role as an Assist Trophy. In gameplay, his Assist Trophy works much like it did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The main differences it has is that Waluigi can be defeated if he receives too much damage, with him even having his own KO animation. In addition, Luigi and Mario each possess a palette swap in the game that makes their clothes look more like Waluigi's. There is also an unlockable Waluigi hat for all Mii Fighter types.
Both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions feature their own unique trophy of Waluigi.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Waluigi returns as an Assist Trophy. In gameplay, this Trophy's exhibit most of the same traits it had in the previous Super Smash Bros. games, except that Waluigi will stay on stage much longer than in previous titles and can now be launched and reward a point if he gets KOed. However, there are certain stages where Waluigi's Assist Trophy cannot be used. In addition, Luigi and Mario once again possess alternate costumes inspired by Waluigi's in this game. Waluigi's Cap also returns as an unlockable accessory for all Mii Fighter types.
There are also three spirits of Waluigi, two being primary and one being a support spirit.
Waluigi's outfit includes a purple undershirt under usually very dark indigo overalls (which are occasionally pure black), orange shoes, and a purple cap that covers his short, brown hair. He has a large, pink nose, a thin mustache which is straight (horizontal) and pointed up at the edge, and gray eyes, his eyes being surrounded by light blue rings. He also has long limbs and a skinny torso. The yellow symbol on his hat and gloves is a vertical mirror image of Luigi's "L" which forms a "Γ", just as Wario wears a "W" in contrast to Mario's "M". "Γ" is also the Greek letter Gamma, which is pronounced similarly to "G".
Waluigi's appearance gets altered in the Super Smash Bros. series. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Waluigi has a monotone, realistic appearance which is supported by his overalls featuring denim textures. Waluigi also wears brown shoes instead of his usual orange ones. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Waluigi's appearance is more vibrant and cartoonish, better resembling his main Mario depiction. Waluigi's shoes are also their typical orange color, instead of being brown in the previous game. Waluigi's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is essentially a combination of the two, due to wearing his current orange shoes, while retaining a subdued color scheme and detailed overalls from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but not to the same extent as said game.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Waluigi wears different clothing depending on the event. He can wear a purple top with white stripes, which, depending on the event, may be sleeveless, with black shorts, purple socks, and orange sneakers, a purple, white, and black wetsuit where he is barefooted, a karate gi, be shirtless wearing nothing but black swim trunks, his hat, and his gloves, he can wear a red suit with white pants and tall black boots, or a white outfit with purple stripes where he also wears his orange sneakers, and in certain events his wears his normal outfit.
Waluigi is personified as a comic relief character and a boastful, ill-tempered foil to the more humble and gentle Luigi. He has bad chemistry with most other characters besides Wario, and is an openly rude and mean-spirited troublemaker. He has a perpetual scowl and is quick to anger. Waluigi's more recent appearances have played up his hardworking and less malicious personality traits. For instance, in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games he sardonically warns the player that people will not cheer on them forever just because they win medals.
Waluigi has been portrayed as Luigi's main rival since his first appearance in Mario Tennis, where the two challenge, mock and glare at each other. Waluigi resents that Luigi is more liked than he is, something that is shown in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games where Waluigi stalks Luigi and states that he is going to be the "greatest superstar in the world" after defeating him.
While Waluigi and Wario sometimes bicker, their relationship is overall a positive one, as they often teaming up in sports events and spinoff titles, including the Mario & Sonic series. The two share many aspects of their personalities and even looks, although the exact relationship between Wario and Waluigi is somewhat ambiguous. While some earlier sources such as the Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64) guide list the two of them as brothers, this is outweighed by numerous other sources and appearances, including the Mario & Sonic series. in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games's Nintendo DS version has conflicting information that Wario and Waluigi are instead cousins under trivia notes, and a news brief in Blizland outright states that they are not brothers. Waluigi's trophy in both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl indicates that their relationship is intended to be unclear. A question for the Athlete Characters Quiz in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games revolves around Wario's and Waluigi's noses, and its announcer, Omochao, offhandedly says that the two of them are not related. Even though the relationship is not clarified in the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a line of dialogue from a Mii states again that Waluigi is not Wario's brother. In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, there is a trivia fact about Waluigi that states that he is not Wario's brother.
- Main article: List of Waluigi quotes
- "Nyaahh... Waluigi get you next time." - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
- "Waluigi! Number one!" - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
- "Wah, Waluigi get you next time!" - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
"A stringy foil to Luigi, Waluigi is known to be a bit of a cheat and rarely displays any sense of sportsmanship. His Skill-based abilities will translate well to events like archery and the vault."
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
"Waluigi is the self proclaimed rival of Luigi, and is often found to be Wario's partner in mischief. Waluigi armed with his unique abilities of Air Swim on the Wii and DS and Screw Dash on the DS, now takes his mischief from Mushroom Kingdom to the Olympic Winter Games."
- Wii version
- Nintendo DS version
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
- Profile: "Waluigi, loves to compete against Luigi and is known to be a bit cheat and leads the rivals around the nose. His Skill-based abilities will translate well to events like Shooting."
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
- Profile: "Wario's mischievous partner and self-proclaimed rival to Luigi. Don't underestimate his abilities in a wide range of events!"
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
This oddball sports a hat with an upside-down L on the front. Although his distinctively scrawny physique leaves him without much power, he makes up for it with flexibility and athleticism. Despite his seemingly lackadaisical attitude, he actually trains quite hard behind the scenes.
- Waluigi is pretty scrawny, but he has great reflexes and is quite limber. He was an excellent figure skater at the last Olympic Winter Games!
- Waluigi is pretty full of himself. Heck, I once saw him posing with a rose in his mouth! ...No thanks, pal. There's something about him that I just don't trust.
- Waluigi and Wario have a similar vibe, but they aren't actually brothers. They just look alike and happen to enjoy pulling off nasty schemes. I guess they're both peas from the same trickster pod or...I dunno. Something like that?
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
- Website description: Wario's pal who thinks he's Luigi's rival. His gangly arms and legs make him a fierce competitor in all manner of sports.
- Online manual: "While he normally tends towards sophisticated trickery and schemes, in sports he's straight down the line! His finely-honed techniques will surely earn him the medals."
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Speed Skating)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) (Archery)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) (Festival Mode)
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) (Track Cycling - Team Pursuit)
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) (Synchronized Swimming)
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Snow Day Street Hockey)
Names in other languages
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- ^ @SEGA_OFFICIAL (March 19, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved October 19, 2022.
- ^ Italian dialogue from the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: the Mii says "Wario and Waluigi have many things in common, but are not siblings. They resemble each other and have the passion for devising diabolical plans."
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