- "Ah, I let you win!
- ― Wario, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games
Wario (ワリオ Wario?) is a character in the Mario series. He is the counterpart of Mario and is known to be very greedy. Although he began as an antagonist, he developed into more of an anti-hero, starring in his spin-off titles such as Wario Land. Wario's adventures are always mainly about collecting treasure or getting revenge, and are also much more bizarre and often surreal in nature.
Wario tends to speak more than his nemeses Mario and Luigi do. In SNES and Game Boy games, Wario does not have any voice acting, but he speaks through in-game text to express himself. During these games, he also tends to speak in slang, such as dropping his "g"'s and also using shortened words when describing Toad (such as "'Shroom" instead of "Mushroom"). He also speaks in various comic strips made during that time. Wario provides miscellaneous quotes as hints in the manual of the first Wario Land and narrates various parts in that of Wario Land II, and the manuals of Wario Land 4, Wario World, and Wario Land: Shake It! are primarily written with him as the narrator. He does, however, briefly have a synthesized chuckle sound effect in Super Mario Land 2, and also has a growling sound effect immediately before fighting him. In Mario Kart 64, Wario receives voice acting for the first time, provided by Thomas Spindler and Charles Martinet in the Japanese and overseas versions respectively. Spindler also voiced Wario for Mario Party and Mario Party 2, but Martinet has voiced him in all other games in which he has received voice acting since then. Martinet portrays Wario with a deep, gruff voice to give him a "tough" demeanor, whereas Mario and Luigi are given higher-pitched, softer voices. Wario speaks with a strong Italian accent, but there are several notable differences between his speech and that of Mario and Luigi. For example, Wario is less likely to refer to himself in the third person, as evidenced by quotes like "I lost! To a buncha losers!". Additionally, Wario adding "-a" after contractions is much less common, such as when he says "It should've been called Wario Golf! You're gonna love it!" after the intro for the N64 version of Mario Golf. However, there are still some instances where this is not the case, such as Mario Kart Wii, where he says "It's-a me, Wario!" and "I'm-a gonna win!". Wario frequently speaks in full sentences; for example, he is heard saying "What, are you my caddy?" and "What is this dump?!" in the opening cutscenes of Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Power Tennis, respectively, "Have a rotten day!" to his enemies in Wario World, and "Ha ha! Wario wins! Take that, losers!" in Mario Kart Wii. In the Super Smash Bros. series, the inverse occurs: Wario's speech in these games primarily consists of grunts and yells, with only one meaningful word ("Yes!"). In the WarioWare series, Wario often speaks in full sentences that are conveyed by subtitles; WarioWare Gold in particular gives Wario full voice acting for all of these lines. In some Japanese commercials, Wario was voiced by Chikao Otsuka.
According to the Wario World instruction manual, Wario weighs 308 pounds (140 kilograms), although he claims that this is just because of his clothes. He has broad, muscular arms, a large belly, and his excess fat overlaps the openings of his overalls; it is shown his arms and legs are pure muscle meaning the rest of his fat must be stored elsewhere.
His skin ranges from a fair to tan complexion. His nose is pink, large, slightly pointed down, and he has large nostrils. Wario's mouth is square-rectangle-shaped, as is his head, with blocky teeth and a fixed grin. He also has a round, thick, cleft chin. He has round black-eyes, which were initially wonky, shaped by his cheeks and arched brows. They are outlined with a light blue, baggy, ring similar to Waluigi's. He has very constricted pupils and his iris is of a very dark shade.
Wario is actually not as short as he appears. He appears much wider than others and he is noticeably taller than Mario. In fact, Wario is as tall as Luigi regardless of his stout appearance, but he is still shorter than others such as Peach and Waluigi. His athletic abilities tend to make him a powerhouse character, as is expected with his body type.
Wario has light brown hair, the same color as Waluigi's. His hairstyle is similar to that of Waluigi's, having small flips at the back, swooped up bangs, and styled sideburns. He also has a black, large, zigzag-shaped mustache.
Within the Super Smash Bros. series, Wario's appearance changes. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, where Wario appeared as a Trophy, his undershirt was long-sleeved, while his skin had a tan complexion, reflecting his then-most recent appearances in games such as Mario Party 3. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where Wario debuts as a playable character, his design is updated to match his contemporary appearances, though with a realistic look. Wario's undershirt in his "classic" costumes is now short-sleeved, though his overalls and hair receive realistic details; his biker outfit features the aforementioned details in his hair and shoes, though his denim jacket receives more pronounced textures. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Wario's design is updated to be vibrant and cartoonish, while his physique is more muscular, resulting in him appearing more in line with his recent appearances in games such as Mario Kart 8. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Wario receives a slightly subdued color scheme, while his hair and clothing receive simple detailing.
Wario is often depicted as an adventurer and thief, and there have been many hints towards his other jobs and hobbies. One of the most consistent occupations is his ownership of a game company in the WarioWare games.
The commercials for Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 consistently establish Wario as a hypnotist, although he only puts it to use in the former game.
Wario Land II seems to depict Wario as a farmer. He keeps several chickens outside his castle, including his notable "beloved pet" hen. It is unknown if Wario uses these chickens for agricultural purposes, though. He is also seen doing some farm work in Game & Watch Gallery 4 in the cutscene for Fire Attack. On a similar note, his third vehicle in Mario Kart DS, Dragonfly, is a tractor.
In Mario Kart: Double Dash!! there is a building in Mushroom City saying "Wario Pharmacy." which hints he works there.
Despite some of Wario's past attempts and actions, he may not necessarily be a bad guy but instead neutral, just driven by greed or his own goals. This is notable through his adventures starting in his first appearance in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, he had attempted to take over Mario Land and steals Mario's castle. He intentionally drew Mario out of Mario Land to do so and proceeded to hypnotize the inhabitants. After defeated, he is homeless and proceeds to find Princess Peach's stolen statue of her to return it for the reward to be able to obtain his goal/dream of owning a castle. The statue was unfortunately taken from him by Mario, ironically making Mario seem rather underhanded and slightly villainous as Wario did all the work and Mario carried the statue off with his plane using a magnet. Wario still got his home in the end depending on how much money the player made in-game. (As a bonus, if the player got 99,999 coins and all the treasure and completes all the levels, Wario obtains his planet. This isn't canonical as this is never referenced in any other games but rather the second-best ending of Wario receiving his grand castle does appear to be the canonical ending.) Wario lived relatively peacefully until Wario Land 2 where his castle was raided by Captain Syrup's goons, thus he was not causing any harm. After defeating her as well, he also does nothing wrong in the third game but misfortune has it that Wario's plane crashes and he is tasked with supposedly freeing a magical sealed being who will return him to his home with any treasure he obtains along the way. In the end, after defeating the malevolent clown Rudy who tricked him, Wario is returned to his world with his treasure as promised by the beings that had sealed Rudy away. A victorious outcome for Wario having played the heroic role by unintentionally saving the land. He had not caused problems for anyone. He had saved possibly many people. This also goes into the next game where Wario had simply gone excavating for treasure after hearing of an uncovered pyramid ruin. He ended up trapped in the pyramid and had to fight his way out, collecting plenty of treasure, and defeating the spirit of a greedy old woman. It ironic yet fitting in that Wario, from his greed, overcame another greedy spirit. He then took the treasure and escaped the pyramid, even earning a kiss from a princess of beauty varying on how well you did. The worst being a short rather ugly princess, the second worse being a princess with the same facial features as Wario himself, (both of those endings showing Wario's obvious discomfort/disappointment at the reward.) the other endings being of actual beautiful princesses (with Wario having a big grin in contrast to the 'bad' endings). Wario then drives off in his car with the treasure in tow as the sun sets and the background begins showing images of Wario's adventure and possibly aftermath. Wario: Master of Disguise has Wario finding out about a thief named "The White Zephyr" who can change his form and disguise himself perfectly. Wario, out of envy, shows off surprisingly advanced technologic capabilities by creating the helmet to enter the television and teleport directly to The White Zephyr. This is a surprising show of Wario's resourcefulness and intelligence when drawing from his great determination caused by his greed, This helps prove that he is not necessarily evil, just greedy, and determined. Wario World features Wario finding an ancient gem treasure that turned out to be an evil spirit that launched him to its world. Wario simply did what he does best and blasts his way through it, collecting treasure and defeats the evil gem and returns to his world. Wario Land: Shake It! is much of the same with Wario being sent a globe by Captain Syrup and getting sucked into the globe to some strange new dimension that he is then, with promises of a great treasure to make it worthwhile to him, tasked with saving it from the shake king. Syrup suspiciously enough acts like an ally in this game despite previous run-ins with her, however ultimately she gets her revenge by betraying him and stealing the infinite coin bag from Wario at the end of the entire journey. This is the second time he's left with nothing out of the whole ordeal. Of all these games, Wario has only once been the villain, and every other occasion has been the hero, saving worlds and dimensions from great evils and profiting off of it, though he has never started any of these adventures willingly without some ulterior motive of his. Wario is more of a neutral character than anything else. he just looks for what he'll gain out of the ordeal.
In direct contrast to Mario, who is heroic and kind, Wario is incredibly avaricious, lazy, ill-mannered, and manipulative. He will only agree to something if there is a reward (preferably money) involved; he is easily susceptible to bribes. He is also hugely possessive and jealous of Mario's fame and has frequently tried to steal enough wealth to make himself as beloved as Mario. While he has been rich at times (to the point of owning his own giant castle full of golden coins more than once), usually his get-rich-quick schemes seem to go wrong. According to a comic story published in Nintendo Power, the reason Wario acts the way he does is because Mario bullied him when they were both young. Wario especially hated playing cowboys, because he was almost always the rustler that the sheriff, played by Mario, had to arrest. Wario would lose to Mario either way. However, the canon of the comics are questionable, though several of Wario's profile in sport games imply that he has known Mario since childhood. Despite his hatred of working for free, Wario partakes in vigorous exercise in his spare time, which is good, because Wario eats a LOT of sweets. He is also known to be a shrewd businessman, master airplane pilot, and talented hypnotist. Wario is also shown to have a strong aversion towards sand.
Mario and Wario
Wario was driven by a lifestyle of jealousy over Mario and tried multiple times to take over Mario Land but was bested every time. Mario saved Sarasaland and Princess Daisy from Tatanga, while Wario takes over Mario's Castle. After Mario came back, he was forced to fight his way through the brainwashed citizens and obtain the Golden Coins to reclaim his castle. Once he reclaims his Golden Coins, Mario enters the castle and confronts Wario. Wario battles Mario through three stages, first by fighting by himself, the second by eating a carrot to become Bunny Wario, and third by using a Fire Flower to become Fire Wario. But Mario manages to best Wario and defeat him, reducing him to Tiny Wario. He punts a shoe at Mario before fleeing from the castle balcony.
Conquering Kitchen Island
Despite his loss of taking Mario's castle, he resiliently plotted to conquer Kitchen Island without realizing how tough the Brown Sugar Pirates were. Wario attempts to conquer the castle, but Captain Syrup prevented him. However, Wario conquered the castle with Captain Syrup surrendering her castle as it belonged to Wario receiving his treasures. Wario enjoyed having the statue of Princess Peach until Mario took it away from him. He got his wish from the genie and received the home with all of his Money Bags.
Captain Syrup's revenge
Captain Syrup and the Black Sugar Gang intrudes Wario's Castle and stole his treasures while he was exhausted from treasure-hunting. Wario furiously starts his quest to retrieve his stolen treasures. Upon Captain Syrup's defeat, he took back his treasures.
The Mysterious Music Box
Wario enjoyed riding on his plane in the skies. However, his plane sputtered as he crashed-landed into the woods. Spending his afternoon, he muttered for his misfortune. He found a cave and walked inside, he noticed a Music Box perching on the stand. Touching it, he was teleported inside it. Wario found a mysterious figure who said was the god of the world inside the music box. It said that someone took its power and controlled the world. The mysterious figure told Wario to find the five Music Boxes and restore its power; then he will reward him his treasures.
After retrieving the Music Boxes, Wario came to the hidden figure and did what he was told. Suddenly, it turned out to be Rudy the Clown who had fooled him and battles against Wario. Wario defeated Rudy who had put a curse upon the inhabitants that Wario had encountered, planning to take over the music box's world including the outer world. Wario foiled his plan as he was defeated thus the cursed inhabitants had been transformed back to normal. An old man came to Wario, told him that the people also managed to sell Rudy, but also cursed them with his last power. As a reward for Wario's rescue, the old man brought him back to his world and gave Wario's treasures.
The Golden Pyramid
Wario was reading a newspaper article on a discovered legendary Golden Pyramind where Princess Shokora ruled but was cursed in her sleep by the Golden Diva. Hearing this, Wario was thinking about money forgetting to nap in the middle of the morning. Wario rode on his car to the pyramid. Arriving at the pyramid, Wario found the black cat that leads him deeper into the hole.
Wario came through five passages approaching the Golden Diva. Golden Diva had trapped the black cat inside herself and proceeded to fight Wario. Golden Diva had vanished and Wario retrieved the treasure, including the pyramid sinking. Wario and the black cat escaped from the pyramid and watched the pyramid sink. The five treasures of Golden Diva changed the black cat back to Princess Shokora. She thanked Wario and was peacefully taken with the angels. Wario brought his treasure to the car and returned home.
During Wario Land: Shake It!, it is discovered that within an Ancient Globe on exhibition at a museum, there is another world called the Shake Dimension. The locale's peace is shattered by the Shake King, who imprisons Queen Merelda and her loyal subjects (called Merfles), and steals the legendary Bottomless Coin Sack, which spits out coins whenever it is shaken.
Captain Syrup observes the Shake Dimension's crisis from the outside world. Setting her sights on the legendary treasure, but with no desire of doing the dirty work herself, she steals the Ancient Globe and sends it to Wario. True to form, Wario prepares to raid the beleaguered kingdom when a Merfle escapes to the outside world in hopes of finding help. When Wario hears of the Bottomless Coin Sack, he sets out to defeat the Shake King and thereby acquire that legendary treasure. However, as soon as he returns victorious from the Shake Dimension, Captain Syrup appears and steals the Bottomless Coin Sack from the bewildered Wario much to his outrage.
DDR: Mario Mix
Wario was the third boss of Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, after Waluigi and the Big Blooper. He runs an amusement park called "Wario Central", a place filled with things that are related to his money obsession. Mario/Luigi and Toad chase the villain throughout the park. However, Wario always finds a getaway ride, forcing Mario/Luigi to fight what the ride represents.
After a long chase, Wario is cornered by Mario/Luigi and Toad. He tells Mario/Luigi and Toad his plans with the music key, to create his own dancing game called "DDR: Wario Mix", a dancing game made for fat people like him. Mario/Luigi and Toad laugh at his plans, causing Wario to get in a fit of rage. He then challenges Mario/Luigi to a dancing competition to get his music key.
The battle takes place on a Ferris wheel, where Wario and Mario/Luigi take up one of the car's rooms to dance to the beat of the "Greenhorn Forest" theme from Wario World. In the end, the villain loses and Mario/Luigi and Toad run off with his key. He, standing next to a couple of Hammer Bros., yells to Mario/Luigi that he will get his revenge someday.
Mario Baseball Series
Wario appears as a playable team captain in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers. He has notably good batting skills, but most of his other stats are at low levels. In Mario Super Sluggers, his pitching and running skills were slightly improved. Wario is the owner of Wario Palace and Wario City and is the leader of the Wario Greats
In Mario Superstar Baseball, Wario's Star Skill is called "Phony Ball". When pitching, Wario throws two semi-transparent cloves of garlic, with one disappearing when it passes the batter. When batting, Wario bats the baseball along with a clove of garlic in an attempt to mess up the fielders.
Wario's Phony Ball returns with new functions in Mario Super Sluggers, Wario's uses new Star Skills. For his star pitch, Wario throws two miniature baseballs that travel slowly. One of these is fake and will disappear as it crosses the plate. During Wario's star swing "Phony Swing", he takes out a Bob-omb and hits it into the air along with the ball. The Bob-omb will land first and explode, creating an opening for the ball to land. While this move is impossible to counter with only one fielder, another fielder can take the blow of the explosion, allowing for the ball to be caught. In the ending, Waluigi and Wario hatch yet another scheme to harm the Mario Bros. While Mario is hitting Bob-ombs shot from a pitching machine, Wario and Waluigi sneak up and load a Bullet Bill into it. Just as the Bullet Bill is about to hit Mario, Bowser jumps in front of Mario and whacks the Bullet Bill back to Wario and Waluigi, launching them high into the sky.
In the Mario Kart series
Wario is always classed as a heavyweight in the Mario Kart games following Super Mario Kart (in which he didn't appear).
In the Mario Kart series, Wario debuts in Mario Kart 64. In this game, Wario has low speed and acceleration, but his heavy weight can push nearly anyone off the road. For his racing debut, Wario has converted a motocross racing venue into a self-styled go-carting course, Wario Staduim. This long and dangerous course began a trend in the Mario Kart series of Wario having incredibly long and technique heavy tracks bearing his likeness.
Wario also appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as a heavy character, capable of ramming most other drivers off of the road similar to before. This is the only mainstream Mario Kart title that features Wario where he does not receive a track bearing his likeness.
In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Wario's partner is Waluigi. Wario can only ride the heavy karts, so his choices are limited. His default kart is the Wario Car, and the Bob-omb is his special item. This game introduces Wario Colosseum; a 2-lap, roller coaster themed track bearing Wario's tastes. This track is known for being incredibly technical and is notable for being the longest track in the game. This is the final game that features Wario with long sleeves.
In Mario Kart DS, Wario appears as a starter character, and is the third heaviest character in the game; beating Donkey Kong while coming behind Bowser and R.O.B.. Wario's karts are the Brute, a car reminiscent of the Wario Car, the Standard WR, and the Dragonfly, a red tractor (possibly a reference to Wario's farming roots in Wario Land 2). As players progress, they can later use Wario on any kart, whether it is standard, or special. Wario Stadium returns as a playable track, however rather than being a replica of the stadium found in Mario Kart 64, this particular track is completely new, although it shares the motocross theme of the previous iteration, bearing dirt roads and death-defying jumps. This is also the first game where Wario wears his current short-sleeved shirt.
Wario later appears in Mario Kart Wii, where he is classified as a large character. In this game, Wario features a small weight bonus and a small off-road bonus. He gets a strong mini-turbo bonus as well. The Wario Bike from the WarioWare series is a selectable vehicle in this game. Wario's track in this game is an incredibly technical course called Wario's Gold Mine, featuring winding railroad tracks, low-flying Swoopers and many gold-filled mine carts that serve as obstacles.
Wario is also a playable character in Mario Kart 7 and for the first time in the series, he is an unlockable character. Wario is a heavy character, and as a result, he gets one of the best speed and weight boosts among all the playable racers, balanced by having nearly all other stats poor. He is unlocked by winning the Flower Cup on 150cc. Wario also gets another new track, Wario Shipyard. This track takes place underwater and has some small platformed areas and ramps above water. This track appears to be inspired by Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, as Bull Wario can be seen adorning a banner and the shipwreck theme is reminiscent of the pirate theme present the Wario Land series. The music played on this track is a cover version of the overworld theme present in the aforementioned game. The computer Wario is most likely to be seen driving on the Standard Kart, the Egg 1, and the Bumble V.
Wario returns as a heavyweight racer in Mario Kart 8, where he returns as a default character. In addition to his appearance, he receives a new track called Mount Wario, a single-lap race down a snowy mountain. DS Wario Stadium returns as a retro course, albeit with anti-gravity features to enhance it. Wario's Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii also returns as a downloadable racetrack. This leaves Mario Kart 8 with the most Wario themed tracks in the history of the franchise. Much like in Mario Kart 7, Wario is one of the heaviest racers in the game, rivaling Bowser, Morton Koopa Jr.., Dry Bowser, and the Large Mii in stats as a result; his weight also rivals that of Metal Mario and Pink Gold Peach. This in return means that Wario can potentially have the best possible speed and weight, but at the same time, have the worst possible acceleration, handling, and grip. His kart emblem is a purple "W" on a yellow background. Wario reappears in the Nintendo Switch port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This time, he only shares stats with Dry Bowser.
His Staff Ghost tracks are:
- Frappe Snowland (Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart DS)
- Choco Mountain (Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart DS)
- Wario Stadium (Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart DS)
- Wario Colosseum (Mario Kart: Double Dash)
- Diamond City (The Mario Kart Arcade GP series)
- Wario's Gold Mine (Mario Kart Wii)
- DS Delfino Square (Mario Kart Wii)
In the Mario Party series
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Wario has been in the Mario Party series since the first game and has played a large role in the series. He has his level in Mario Party known as Wario's Battle Canyon which stands as one of its hardest. Wario's color is purple, and in Mario Parties 1-5 his sleeves are long, but in the rest, they are short. In Mario Party 2, Wario is the cause of the storyline, as he wants Mario Land to be named Wario Land. This starts the argument that develops the party. Wario introduced Waluigi to the rest of his "pals" in Mario Tennis. Later, he introduced Waluigi once again in Mario Party 3. In that game, Wario's battle partner is a Bob-omb. Wario is also revealed to have a "secret friend" bond with Toadette.
Mario Party 8 Tag Teams
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|Peach||Sugar 'n' Spies|
|Hammer Bro||Scammer Hammer|
In the Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wario was a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. He was a member of the Evil Subspace Army, along with Bowser and Ganondorf. His attacks are mostly from WarioWare.
He also came with a stage called WarioWare Inc.
In the Subspace Emissary storyline, Wario is a supporting antagonist and one of the Subspace Army's commanders alongside Bowser and Ganondorf, though he appears have relatively low control over the army in comparison to his cohorts. Wario's reason for joining was merely to cause widespread havoc and he actually cares very little of the army's actual objective, so long as he's allowed to do whatever he wants.
After Kirby defeats Petey Piranha, and rescues either Princess Zelda or Princess Peach, Wario will capture the other one. After he successfully captures one of the princesses, he retreats before the Subspace Bomb goes off. Later, he dispatches Porky Minch to capture Lucas, but after Porky is defeated, Wario personally appears and changes his target, Ness (who had arrived to save Lucas). After Ness was able to dodge all of Wario's capture attempts, Wario attempted to capture Lucas instead. Ness pushed Lucas out of the way and gets captured by Wario, resulting in the villain taunting Lucas and laughing maniacally as the boy runs away. Wario is later seen finding Luigi already in his Trophy mode and proceeds to capture Luigi, however this was a trap set by King Dedede. King Dedede managed to take Wario's cargo and take, Luigi, Ness, and one of the Princesses with him.
In a desperate attempt to restart his collection, Wario decided to fight Lucas and the Pokémon Trainer's Squirtle single-handedly. However, Lucas and Squirtle managed to defeat Wario and turn him into a trophy. Wario's trophy was later engulfed into subspace after a bomb by Galleom was detonated.
Wario was eventually rescued by Kirby and decided to exact his revenge on King Dedede, kicking him in the back. But Luigi and Ness defended King Dedede. They told Wario that they were going fight Tabuu and bring world back into order, and that he was welcome to join. So Wario decided to join all the characters to fight Tabuu, probably realizing that he'd get no chance to pull off any of his mischief.
While Wario is an antagonist throughout all of his appearances, his portrayal in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is arguably the most sinister of all. He joins the villains not because they took advantage of his greed, but simply because he has nothing else to do and wanted to cause mayhem, which interestingly is something Waluigi would normally do. He also seems to go for the "lowest" of blows, targeting three children (Lucas, Ness and Pokémon Trainer) to be turned into trophies, and his previously mentioned taunting and maniacal laughing upon succeeding in trophying Ness doesn't help either. While the real Wario is also cruel, greedy and buffoonish, he seems to have some redeeming factors normally. In SSE, however, he's the evilest he's ever been.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Wario was an unlockable character, the third unlockable character in the 3DS version, and the second in the Wii U Version. He also comes with the WarioWare Inc stage (3DS) and Gamer from Game and Wario Stage (Wii U). Here is his moveset:
- Chomp: Chomp is Wario's normal B, where he takes a bite of his opponent. It can break through shields and be used as an edge guard technique.
- Wario Bike: Wario's Side B, Wario hops on his bike from Wario Ware and rides it around the battlefield, causing it to ram into opponents. He can do wheelies, and use it as recovery too.
- Corkscrew: Wario's Up B, Wario spins in a corkscrew from Wario World and does a hurricane-like attack on the foes. It is his recovery move too.
- Wario Waft: Wario's Down B, Wario charges up a fart during the match, and when the player presses down B, Wario will unleash a powerful fart, able to KO an opponent at 70-90 damage. It can also be used as recovery too.
- Wario Man: Wario's Final Smash, Wario becomes his superhero ego Wario Man from Wario Ware. In it, the superhero is invincible to attacks and has quicker versions of Wario's Attacks.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wario returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where is even stronger and faster than before. In his Classic Mode campaign titled "I'm-a Gonna Win!" after his catchphrase, Wario fights against other heavy hitter fighters such as Ganondorf, King Dedede, King K. Rool, and Incineroar.
Wario-Man appears as a legendary primary attack-type spirit. His spirit battle is against Wario who has both a faster Final Smash meter and can gain a free Final Smash at random.
In the story mode of the game, World of Light, Wario's puppet fighter can be found in Dracula's Castle.
Wario makes a minor cameo appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. In the Yoshi Theater, a poster can be seen that shows his facial features under a "Wario" sign. Posters of Kirby and Stafy can be seen next to the Wario poster as well. This cameo does not return in the remake.
Wario was also meant to appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga at the Starbeans Cafe. He was to try one of the drinks that Mario and Luigi prepared and reward them with an item called Wario's Greed. However, all the planned cameos, including Wario, were replaced by Professor E. Gadd in the final version.
Wario appears as a playable character in the Mario Golf series. He has a shorter drive than Mario in these games but is still one of the stronger golfers to choose from. In Mario Golf, Wario must be unlocked through the "Get Character" mode in single-player modes, but he is available from the start in multiplayer modes and in Toadstool Tour. He also appears in the portable iterations of the series as a playable character. He returns as a playable character in Mario Golf: World Tour and is seen eating burgers in the Castle Club's Royal Room. When the Mii talks to him, he will claim that he was there only for the food. His golf clubs and ball can be used by Miis, and his costume can be unlocked by collecting all the Star Coins in the Seaside Course. In Mario Golf: Super Rush, Wario wears a specialized outfit for golfing and now has a longer drive than Mario. He is an All-Around character with the Lightning Blast as his Special Shot and the Jet-Pack Dash as his Special Dash.
In the original Mario Golf, Wario's shoes are pink in his models, which is inconsistent with his artwork for this and other games throughout the franchise.
Wario has also been seen in the South Park Imaginationland trilogy as one of the many villains fighting against the heroes. However, Wario has a "V" instead of a "W" on his hat and gloves.
Wario and Mario have been rivals since their first encounter. Wario often tries to hinder Mario's progress whenever the plumber gets in his way. Wario is also shown to be jealous of Mario's relationship with Princess Peach as in Mario Power Tennis, Wario (and Waluigi) was furious to see Mario receive a kiss from Peach. In Mario Super Sluggers, he and Waluigi tried to kill Mario with a Bullet Bill, only to be stopped by Bowser, who wanted to kill his hated enemy himself. In the official Super Mario Adventures Comics, however, Mario has (unintentionally) "bullied" Wario when they were young, which explains Wario's deep hatred for his rival.
However, Wario and Mario do tend to get along with each other in some games. In the Mario Party series, Wario is often an ally of Mario. Another example of the two workings together is shown in Super Mario 64 DS, where they both went to Princess Peach's Castle (though, it is likely that he was not doing it for Mario or the Princess).
Wario and Waluigi are shown to be the best of friends and are often seen in mainly shown in games like Mario Power Tennis and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour where they often cause mischief to others. It should be noted that Waluigi generally appears in a game if Wario is around, except in the Wario franchise where he has yet to appear. Despite Mario and Luigi being brothers, Wario and Waluigi are unrelated, and instead work as partners in crime.
Mona is Wario's love interest from WarioWare, and he is stricken with her. He and Mona are never seen together, but it is known they dance together at Club Sugar and meet at Mona's Pizza Palace and Wario's House. In WarioWare Gold, she plans for the "perfect dress" for the party. She even mentioned the dress to be "cool like Wario" and referred to him as her "fashion icon". At the end of the plot, she thought he was going to pay them. She was one of them who decides the split the money equally and ignores Wario.
Bowser and Wario are on opposite sides in the Mario Party series but have been seen working together in Mario Power Tennis, as to defeat Mario as their main goal. Not much else is known though. However, the two of them downright hate others and view each other as enemies. Another example of being enemies is; while both of them are very greedy, Wario has a heart of gold deep down and occasionally shares his money with his friends like in the WarioWare series. But Bowser on the other hand doesn't.
- Mario Kart 7 marks Wario's first and only time being an unlockable character in the Mario Kart series.
- It has been speculated that Wario and Waluigi are brothers. In the official guide to Mario Party 5, it confirms that Wario and Waluigi are not brothers. Their team name is even called the "Wicked Bros." rather than the "Wario Bros."
- Even though Wario himself doesn't appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, there is a badge known as the W Emblem that will change Mario's clothes into Wario's.
- In all of the Super Smash Bros. series, one of Mario's alternate costumes is based on Wario's outfit, except Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Though Wario himself doesn't appear in Super Mario Odyssey, there is a Wario outfit for Mario to wear that can be purchased at Crazy Cap.
- Wario has been in every Mario Kart game as a playable character since Mario Kart 64.
- Wario has been in every Mario Party game as a playable character except for Mario Party Advance.
- It has been speculated that Wario was just simply Mario but with the W replacing the M. However, the name's origin is based on the Japanese word "warui" (which means "bad"); Wario is supposed to be a bad Mario.
- Wario is the only character in the Super Smash Bros. series to go from being a starter character in one game into being an unlockable character in the next game.
- According to Wario World, Wario's weight is 308 lbs.
- Wario appeared in the 108th episode of Death battle.
- In the Super Mario Adventures comics, it is revealed why Wario was 10 feet tall in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, and 3 feet tall in the rest of the games. Apparently, Wario somehow had helium in his suit and when Mario pulled a cork from the side of Wario, the suit deflated, and he returned to normal size.