“So admit it….. Don’t I look cool in the game screens? Those long, muscular legs on my sturdy toned frame…. I’m the perfect specimen of a man ….. What!?!? You say I look fat and my quadruple chin looks like a waterfall of flab? Shut up! That’s just because you have your television set up on widescreen display!”
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.
His name is a combination of Mario’s name and the Japanese word warui (悪い), meaning “bad”. 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. Wario is a creation of Hiroji Kiyotake. Some sources have speculated that Wario was created to represent Nintendo R&D1’s frustration with having to work on another developer’s series.
Author: Luisifer Chavez-Calderon