|Debut||Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)|
|Affiliation(s)|| WarioWare, Inc.,|
|Relation(s)||Waluigi ( )|
Wario (Japanese: ワリオ Wario) is a recurring character in the Mario series. He is an obese, muscular, hot-tempered, and greedy man, and Mario's yellow-and-purple clad arch-rival. He usually appears as an antagonist, or in some cases an anti-hero. Wario's greed pushes him to commit malevolent acts, such as the seizing of Mario's Castle. Wario has also proven to be very cunning as he has tricked Mario on many occasions. He often goes out on his own adventures, from stealing treasure to running a microgame making company. Wario has helped heroes of the Mushroom Kingdom on a few separate occasions as well.
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
Wario is a creation of the late game developer and Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi and designed by Hiroji Kiyotake. His name is a combination of Mario's name and the Japanese word warui (悪い), meaning "bad".
When Wario first appeared in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, he had bigger shoes, a more cartoon look to him than Mario, and was noticeably cross-eyed, but still resembled Mario in every feature.
By Wario Land, he retired his flat hat in exchange for an explorer hat with a "W" on the front. He lost his cartoon-like artwork charm as in the SML2 game, but got seemingly fatter and realistic.
Soon after that he returned to his normal hat and took on the other three Wario Land games in normal attire.
WarioWare introduced Wario's other outfit, a biker-esque style with pink pants, appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Ever since, he's been known to circulate between the two outfits, depending on the game he's hosted in.
Somewhere after Wario World, Wario started wearing short sleeves in Mario sports games, up until then he wore long sleeves, as the other three did.
Mario Kart seriesEdit
Wario returns as a default character. He is a large racer and his karts and bikes will follow a yellow and purple (sometimes also green) colour scheme.
He will do the following to each stat in whatever kart or bike he rides:
- Speed: +0
- Weight: +4
- Acceleration: +2
- Handling: +0
|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 Wario (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|