|This article explicitly refers to this character in regards to their appearance in Super Smash Bros. Strife. For information on this character in other contexts, see Luigi.|
|Debut title||Mario Bros.|
|System of origin||Arcade|
|Year of debut||1984|
Luigi (Japanese: ルイージ Ruīji) is one of the main protagonists of the Super Mario series. Luigi is Mario's younger twin brother, though is often overshadowed by his more popular brother. This is often played for gags in the Mario & Luigi role-playing games. Luigi has appeared in every Super Smash Bros. title to date, and has been unlockable in all except the two versions of Super Smash Bros. 4.
Luigi is voiced by Charles Martinet.
Mr. L (Japanese: ミスターＬ Misutā Eru), Luigi's brainwashed alter-ego from Super Paper Mario, appears as a downloadable alternate character. Mr. L has his own crowd and announcer chants, and Charles Martinet provided several new voice clips for him.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4 Edit
Luigi falls at a slightly faster speed (1.25 → 1.26).
Luigi weighs less (97 → 95).
Luigi's sprint speed has slightly increased (1.5 → 1.5025).
Luigi jumps quicker (5 frames → 4 frames).
Luigi's walk speed has slightly increased (1.08 → 1.0835).
Luigi's traction has been slightly decreased (0.024 → 0.022).
Luigi's fireball does not travel as far.
Luigi is a major protagonist of the Super Mario series, and the younger of the "Super Mario Brothers". Though often overshadowed by his elder brother, Luigi has also starred in several titles of his own in order to rescue his captured brother.
In the more story-based Mario titles, such as the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi games, Luigi is often shown to be more comical than his brother, and definitely more cowardly. He has a deep-seeded fear of ghosts, which he had to face in Luigi's Mansion and its sequel.
|Neutral Special Move||Fireball||Luigi fires a fireball forward. Unlike Mario's, Luigi's fireball is not affected by gravity, and thus travels through the air without bouncing. It deals slightly less damage than Mario's.|
|Custom Variants||Bouncing Fireball||Makes Luigi's fireball near-identical to Mario's; the differences are that Luigi's deals less damage but bounces more times.|
|Ice Ball||Luigi's ball now deals ice damage. It deals less damage, though has a high chance of freezing opponents.|
|Electric Ball||Luigi's ball now deals electric damage. It deals less damage, but travels further and faster.|
|Side Special Move||Green Missile||Luigi charges up before firing himself sideways quickly head-first.|
|Custom Variants||Floating Missile||Luigi travels straight in the air as opposed to in an arc. Charges quicker but does not do as much damage.|
|Quick Missile||Luigi travels further and faster, but slides across the ground once he lands, and deals less damage.|
|Green Torpedo||Luigi travels a shorter distance, and takes longer to charge up, but explodes at the end of his flight.|
|Up Special Move||Super Jump Punch||Luigi jumps upwards with his fist in the air. Opponents emit coins when hit. Luigi travels upwards a shorter distance than Mario does, but will emit an explosion should the attack be used directly beside an enemy.|
|Custom Variants||Fiery Jump Punch||Luigi travels a shorter distance upwards but his fist is engulfed in fire and the explosion at the startup always occurs.|
|Burial Header||Luigi travels higher but deals no damage while he travels upwards. Luigi will bury enemies below him once he lands.|
|Spring Jump||Luigi deals no damage at all, and while it has a longer start-up, allows Luigi to jump much higher than normally.|
|Down Special Move||Luigi Cyclone||Luigi spins around quickly, trapping enemies before launching them off. Tapping the button allows Luigi to rise.|
|Custom Variants||Mach Cyclone||Does not deal damage until the final hit, but launches opponents further and lifts Luigi into the air.|
|Clothesline Cyclone||Does not trap opponents, but deals more knockback.|
|Flying Cyclone||Does not trap opponents and deals less damage, but Luigi travels upwards.|
|Final Smash||Poltergust 5000||Luigi uses the Poltergust 5000 to vacuum up opponents before firing them out.|
|Up taunt|| Performs five quick poses, one after the other. When switching from pose to pose he says, "Ho Ha Hee Hay Hoo".
|Side taunt||Stands straight up with hands on hips, falls forward stiff on the floor, then seems to balance himself back up again. He says something that resembles "Pow pow".|
|Down taunt||Crosses his arms behind his back and performs a small, shy kick, along with a bashful "Hm". The kick can damage an opponent if it connects, acting as a meteor smash.|
On-Screen Appearance Edit
A warp pipe appears out of the ground, and Luigi jumps out of it with his hands on his face and saying "Lets-a-go!". The pipe then slides back into the ground.
Victory Fanfare Edit
The victory fanfare used by characters of the Super Mario series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U is reused for Super Smash Bros. Strife. The fanfare is a cover of the level clear (flagpole) fanfare from Super Mario Bros..
Victory Poses Edit
Luigi's victory poses are reused from Super Smash Bros. 4:
- Turns around and makes gun motions with his fingers, saying "Bang, bang."
- Falls twice, stiff as a board.
- Childishly swings his arms at the air, then gasps twice with exhaustion.
Alternate Costumes Edit
|Luigi's alternate costumes|
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|00||Based off Luigi's current appearance; specifically from Super Mario 3D World.|
|01||Based off Mario's current appearance; specifically from Super Mario 3D World.|
|02||Based off one of Luigi's alternate palette swaps from the Scarescraper mode of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.|
|03||Based off Luigi's appearance in the animated film Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!.|
|04||Based off Waluigi's current appearance; specifically from Mario Kart 8.|
|05||Based off one of Luigi's alternate palette swaps from the Scarescraper mode of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.|
|06||Based off Luigi's costume while under the effects of a Fire Flower.|
|07||Based off Luigi's in-game sprite from Wrecking Crew.|
|08||Based off Luigi's in-game sprite from Mario Bros..|
Downloadable Costumes Edit
|Green Thunder Costume Pack|
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|09||Based off Mr. L's appearance from Super Paper Mario.|
|11||Has a similar colour scheme to Luigi's normal appearance; with a blue shirt referencing his overalls and his hat being a brighter green closer in appearance.|
|12||Has a similar colour scheme to Waluigi.|
|13||The colour scheme seems to be based upon the appearance of Count Bleck.|
|15||The colour scheme seems to be based upon the appearance of Mimi.|
|16||Has a similar colour scheme to Wario.|
|17||The colour scheme seems to be based upon the appearance of Nastasia.|