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Wario is a character from the Mario games and the main protagonist from the Warioware games.

A fat, ill-tempered, greedy treasure hunter and microgame designer who is often described as Mario's rival.

In the AWA fics, Wario is a student at the AWA Academy.

In the XP4 fics, Wario debuted in XP4 Heroes of the Multiverse - Diverse Adventures.


According to the Wario World instruction manual, Wario weighs 308 pounds (140 kilograms), although he declares it's just 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-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's 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.

Wario wears a plumber outfit similar to that of Mario, Luigi, and Waluigi. Unlike them, however, his outfit has some details not shared with his counterpart, Waluigi. He wears a yellow cap with a white streak on the rim, a yellow T-shirt and a purple overall with white buttons, and green pointed shoes. His cap has a blue "W" that exceeds the white spot space it is inside. He also wears white gloves with his blue "W" printed on it. Wario's primary color, yellow, is an opposite color of purple, Waluigi's primary color, on the RYB color model.

Wario's outfit on older games however was slightly different. Originally his overalls were pink and he wore a long sleeved yellow shirt.

In the WarioWare series, Wario dresses in a biker style outfit which consists of a yellow helmet with red stripes and goggles and a blue W similar to that on his cap, a dark blue undershirt, a short-sleeved denim jacket, yellow fingerless gloves, pink jeans, and his elf-like shoes. This outfit is only used in the WarioWare series and the Super Smash Brosseries. In both Super Mario Land 3 and the Virtual Boy adaptation of Wario Land, Wario abandoned the hat for an explorer's hard-hat, although he otherwise has a similar outfit to his standard outfit.

In the Mario Strikers series, Wario wears a pair of shorts and a yellow T-shirt with a numbered jersey, as well as cleats. Specifically in Mario Strikers Charged, Wario wears armor over his T-shirt and fist guards to protect himself.

In Mario Party 2, Wario's clothing would change depending on the board he was playing on, which would see him in his former regular outfit, a Western-themed cowboy outfit, a medieval-themed wizard outfit, or an explorer's outfit. In Mario Tennis Aces, Wario now wears a tennis outfit (just like Mario, Luigi, and Waluigi), consisting of a yellow cap with a white visor, a yellow T-shirt with purple collars, purple shorts with white linings, and two sneakers instead of his usual elf shoes.


Wario is extremely greedy and does anything to get money, as shown especially in the Wario Land series and in Wario World. He is also a miser, as he never lets anyone else touch his treasure. Sometimes, his greedy nature even overtakes him and he goes out of control occasionally, even going as far as to double-cross his friends. Wario is also known to be gluttonous and addicted to sweets, having even problems due to that, as shown in WarioWare: Touched!. He is also shown to be childish at times, which is best demonstrated in the ending of Super Mario Land 2, where he proceeds to cry like a baby after being reduced in size, only to punt his shoe at Mario before sticking his tongue out in a taunting manner while taking his leave.

Wario is often portrayed as unintelligent, however he can make microgames (which are always a sales success) and can fly a plane. In fact, he may actually be very skilled at electronics, as he made a dimensional teleporter in a few seconds. He also constructed the Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart DS race track Wario Stadium. The reason why many assume he is stupid is because of his hot-headed and clumsy personality.

In the Mario Party series, Wario abandons his greedy personality and plays fair. In sports games, Wario generally have his personality mirrored on his abilities and powers.

Wario is also known for his poor hygiene; he often picks his own nose and forgets to clean his teeth, which is a problem, due to his addiction for sweets. Wario also is shown, mainly in Japanese media, to enjoy jokes of nasty and bizarre nature, an example being discussing the color and size of his waste. This aspect of his personality was not initially included until around Wario Land 4. Wario's fondness for crude humor is generally removed during the localization, although it is prominent in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Strikers Charged.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wario's down special is Wario Waft, which has him hold his fart in to unleash a methane-esque explosion. Wario also scratches his butt in one of his idle poses, in addition to wiggling it towards the screen in one of his taunts, alluding to his fondness for crude humor. Wario's back throw also involves him hitting the opponent with his posterior while posing. Wario can be apathetic at times, which is shown when he laughs after turning Ness into a trophy and making Lucas run away from him in the Subspace Emissary story mode, as well as lying on the ground and laughing at his defeated opponents. Wario's Super Ability, Gas Mask!, has him fart loudly and daze the opposing team captain (as well as his/her teammates). Wario's opponents negatively react to this, and make humorous wheezing or choking noises (while saying things such as "Oh, Wario!" or " Excuse you!"); Wario himself responds, saying nasty lines such as "Juicy!" , "Spicy!" , or "Excellent vintage!" . Wario's slightly deranged, psychotic behavior also appears here, where his "Away" entrance animation has him make a slicing motion with his hand under his neck, signifying death for his opponent. One of Wario's animations for scoring a goal shows him being thrown up by his teammates, while he laughs wildly. One of Wario's animations for enduring an opponent's goal has him violently grab the metallic Soccer Ball and mutter "I hate you, you stupid ball!" . However, the ball explodes on Wario, thus leaving him speechless.

Wario has been used by Nintendo to make him a lighthearted comic relief character. This is evident in a handful of Mario and Wario games, where he humorously emotes, goes into long rants, or childishly rages in sports and kart races. Wario's double-sided humor comes into play in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as shown in his animations and moves as well as cutscenes involving him in the Subspace Emissary.

According to the official website for Wario Land 4, Wario exercises during his free time, and according to the Choose Your Own Adventure book Wario Land 4, Wario hates sand.

Wario is considered scary to most of the Toads and even King Boo (though not as scary as Bowser), as revealed in Super Mario 64 DS.

XP4 Fanfics

Wario is a member of the Unlikely Heroes and is an ally to the Heroes Coalitions.

XP4 Heroes of the Multiverse - Diverse Adventures

In Chapter 7, Wario alongside Mario, Luigi, Waluigi, Donkey Kong and Toadsworth gathered at the courtyard of Princess Peach's castle when The Unlikely Heroes met up with them. Wario and the others told them when some strange figures arrives and kidnapped Princess Peach, Princess Daisy and Rosalina, and Wario added that they stole his treasures. Wario and everyone decided to create a plan to save them.

In Chapter 8, Wario alongside everyone are making their way towards Bowser's Dominion. After arriving at their destination, Wario and everyone confronted Bowser whom denied kidnapping Princess Peach and the others. Wario and the others decided to head back with Bowser and Kamek joining them.

In Chapter 9, Wario alongside Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Yukari Yakumo, Patchouli Knowledge, Sanae Kochiya, Suwako Moriya, Stahn Aileron, Rutee Katrea, Blu the Honor and Kennedy "Kenny" MacIntosh are currently inside Peach's castle having a discussion what to do next where he suggested to steal treasures from an ancient temple with a crazed expression but is ignored. Then Fujiwara no Mokou arrives and told them about Princess Peach and the other's whereabouts and as well their kidnappers plans to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. After that, Wario and the others prepared themselves to rescue them.

In Chaper 10, Wario and the others infiltrated the Terrible Trio's campsite and fought them. After the crooks retreated in defeat and saving Princess Peach and the others, Wario was horrified when Kennedy "Kenny" MacIntosh got accidentally blasted to pieces by Helmsley "Helmz, Helmet" D. Heyman and Flandre Scarlet with their tank.

In Chaper 11, Wario and the others went back to Princess Peach's castle and mourns for Kennedy "Kenny" MacIntosh's death but was later surprised to see him alive as a spirit. Later, it is revealed that Wario alongside Mario, Luigi, Waluigi, Donkey Kong, Bowser and Kamek joined the group.

The Adventures in Gamesphere

In Chapter 4, Wario, alongside Waluigi and Larry Lovage, are present in Zack's Beach Party ogling at Helena Douglas, Tina Armstrong and Lisa Hamilton only to be confronted by Bass Armstrong and got beat-up off-screen.


Despite his obesity, Wario is quite athletic and wields superhuman strength that both exceeds that of Mario's and almost rivals that of Bowser and Donkey Kong. Wario's trademark move is the Dash Attack which involves charging with his shoulder out. Wario is shown to have a wide variety of grappling moves; in Wario World, Wario could use his strength to punish his enemies in a variety of ways, including the Piledriver, Corkscrew Conk, and Wild Swing-Ding.

Wario consistently has the ability to use his body weight to his advantage. Since his first appearance in Mario Land 2, Wario has shown the ability to Ground Pound causing small earthquakes to stun his foes. In Wario Land: Shake it, Wario is able to cause tremors by using the Earthquake Punch.

Wario is commonly associated with explosives, including Bob-ombs, and ways of stealing coins, such as a magnet or even a large vacuum of sorts.

Wario's obesity is attributed to his unique eating abilities and superhuman gluttony. Wario can eat inanimate objects and has used his oversized bites to injure foes. Some of his transformations are related to him eating something like apples for Fat Wario or stale garlic for Wario-Man. Wario also has the power of farting to stun or injure his opponents as seen in Mario Strikers Charged and the Super Smash Bros. series.

Wario's greatest strength, though, is with items, such as the Power Up Pots which give him unique transformations. He also shares some transformations with Mario such as Fire Wario and Metal Wario. Wario has other transformations associated with self injury, such as Flaming Wario, Crazy Wario, Flat Wario, Frozen Wario, Electric Wario, and many more. Surprisingly, Wario is not injured by these transformations despite appearing to be so.


  • One of Wario's alternate costumes in the Super Smash Bros. series is based on Mario's outfit from the early Mario games and in the three DIC cartoon adaptations.
  • Wario is very similar to Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog series: as both of them are anti-heroes and are the arch-rivals of Mario and Sonic. 
    • Both of them were the main antagonists in their debut appearances.
    • Both are the second most popular characters of their franchises.
    • Both of them are very competitive and jealous of other people.
    • Both are neutral who do good and bad to achieve their goals.
    • Both of them are very ill-tempered and hot-headed.
    • However, the only difference between them is while Wario is rude, crude, funny and greedy, Shadow is very arrogant, serious and stubborn. Plus Shadow is a loner who would rather work alone.


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