|Hometown|| Brooklyn, New York (formerly)|
|Debut||Mario Bros. (1983)|
|Affiliation(s)|| Mushroom Kingdom,|
|Alias(es)|| Pesky Plumber|
Luigi (Japanese: ルイージ Luigi) is Mario's younger, taller, thinner twin brother. He is a major protagonist of the Mario series. Luigi has helped and fought alongside his brother on many occasions. Throughout his life, he has lived in Mario's shadow, developing both cowardly and heroic tendencies. Mario Bros. marks his first appearance in the Mario series and his debut in general. Originally a palette swap of Mario, Luigi was created to facilitate a second player option. Since the two player mode was dropped from most main Super Mario games beginning with Super Mario Land, Luigi had gained his own identity and personality. This is especially noticeable in installments for the Luigi's Mansion series of games, as well as the Mario & Luigi series.
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
Luigi was born when Shigeru Miyamoto set out to create Mario Bros. After observing the two-player competitive and cooperative gameplay of the arcade game Joust, Miyamoto wished to incorporate a similar style of gameplay into his own game. Miyamoto's answer to Joust's stork-riding player 2 was Luigi, Mario's green-clad younger twin brother with whom he could compete or cooperate. While Mario's name was based on Mario Segale, Luigi's name was based on a popular pizzeria near Nintendo of America landmarks, named Mario & Luigi's. With 2-player mode in mind, Nintendo and publishing companies such as Atari gave Luigi immediate publicity, making him the star of multiple advertisements for the game.
Since his debut in 1983, Luigi has been constantly developing. Gameplay differences between him and Mario were first seen in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. After spending years as a palette swap of his brother, Luigi had consistently been given his own graphics since Super Mario Kart in 1992, with earlier exceptions including the American Super Mario Bros. 2. As aforementioned, Luigi had begun earning his own personality in the post-Super Mario 64 era, starting with Paper Mario and Luigi's Mansion.
In 2013, Luigi was the focus of The Year of Luigi, where in Nintendo released a number of themed games, DLC, and collectables to honor the thirtieth anniversary of Luigi's first appearance in Mario Bros.
Mario Kart seriesEdit
Luigi returns as a default character. He is a medium racer and his karts and bikes will follow a green and white (sometimes also blue) colour scheme.
He will do the following to each stat in whatever kart or bike he rides:
- Speed: +1
- Weight: +2
- Acceleration: +2
- Handling: +1
|The Video Games Fanon Image Database contains renders of this subject. For all available renders of this character, see here.|
|This character has an amiibo based off them. For information on their amiibo, see Luigi (amiibo).|
|Mario Kart Ultimate Characters|
|Default Characters (Small):||Toad • Lakitu • Baby Mario • Koopa Troopa|
|Default Characters (Medium):||Mii • Mario • Luigi • Yoshi • Peach|
|Default Characters (Large):||Bowser • Donkey Kong • Wario • Waluigi|
|Unlockable Characters (Small):||Toadette • Baby Luigi • Paratroopa • Shy Guy • Penguin|
|Unlockable Characters (Medium):||Daisy • Birdo • Bowser Jr. • Kamek • Hammer Bro.|
|Unlockable Characters (Large):||King Boo • Wiggler • Petey Piranha • Boom Boom • Pianta|
|Purchasable Characters (Small):||Dry Bones • Goomba • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Whittle|
|Purchasable Characters (Medium):||Diddy Kong • Fawful • Professor E. Gadd • Chargin' Chuck • Rex|
|Purchasable Characters (Large):||Rosalina • Midbus • Funky Kong • Pom Pom • Wart|