fictional video game character from the Mario franchise

Wario is a character from Nintendo's popular video game series Mario. He has appeared in most of the Mario Party and sports-related games, and has been the subject of a few video games of his own.[source?]


Wario's symbol
Game series Mario
First game Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Created by Hiroji Kiyotake
Voiced by (English) Charles Martinet (1997–present)
Thomas Spindler (1998–2001)
Voiced by (Japanese) Thomas Spindler (1998–2001)
Chikao Ōtsuka (1997-2015)

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Wario wears purple overalls with a yellow shirt, and green, pointed shoes. He has a purple inverted letter M (ꟽ) on his hat, which is similar to how Mario has a red letter M on his. Wario is Mario's rival. He is greedy, and loves money and garlic. He is fat, but he is also very strong. He often works together with his brother Waluigi as his partner.

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Wario ranked 10th on GameDaily's Top 10 Smash Bros. characters list.[1] He also ranked seventh on GameDaily's top 10 ugliest game characters list; the authors referenced his snarling smile, moustache, and outfits.[2] They also included him in a top 25 list of video game anti-heroes, stating that in spite of his greed, he's actually a "cool dude".[3] Screwattack rated Wario as the 10th Biggest Douchebag in Gaming.[4] IGN editor Travis Fahs commented that while he was not the most likable character, he has incredible confidence that overshadows his flaws and makes him an entertaining character.[5] In an article written by Kombo editors Agustin Olvera and Stephen Smith, they exclaim their surprise that he had not appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a playable character, stating that he would be a great addition to the game.[6]

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  1. "Top 10 Smash Bros. Characters". GameDaily. Archived from the original on 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  2. "Top 10 Ugliest Game Characters - Page 4". GameDaily. Archived from the original on 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  3. "Yahoo!". www.gamedaily.com. Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  4. "Top Ten Douchebags of Gaming". Gametrailers. May 29, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  5. Fahs, Travis (25 July 2008). "Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Retro Review".
  6. "The Chronicles of Wario: A Retrospect". Kombo. 2005-02-15. Retrieved 2009-10-01.[permanent dead link]