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Hero Overview

I'm-a Luigi, number one!
~ Luigi
Oh yeah!
~ Luigi

Luigi is the younger twin brother of Mario and the deuteragonist of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, as well as the main protagonist of the spinoff series, Luigi's Mansion. He also had a little known role in the game Mario is Missing which is the first official game that he was the star of. Luigi also has his own rival Waluigi since Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64.

In the video games, like his brother, Mario, Wario and Waluigi, he is currently voiced by Sōichirō Hoshi in Japanese and Charles Martinet in English. However, in the Japanese version of Mario Kart 64 as well as Mario Kart: Super Circuit and in the first two Mario Party games, he was voiced by Julien Bardakoff.

Appearance

Luigi is thinner and slightly taller than his brother. As a twin, he wears the same clothes that Mario wears, but generally wears darker blue overalls, although that's not always the case such as in the Mario & Luigi series, while he also wears a green cap with the letter L printed on it and a green long-sleeve shirt and brown shoes. Like Mario, Luigi has brown hair, blue eyes, and has a mustache that's much more smooth compared to Mario's.

In the Mario TV series, Luigi wore green overhauls, a blue long-sleeve shirt, and had green eyes and black hair.

In the Anime Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach, Luigi wore blue overalls, with a yellow shirt, and a blue hat with a yellow letter 'L' on it.

Personality

Luigi is usually described as a coward and Mario's shadow. He is always in Mario's shadow and doesn't always get recognized by people easily, usually being referred to as Mario's brother or Green Stache, though despite that, he still has a fanbase as shown in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. While normally timid, clumsy, shy, and sometimes silly, Luigi always manages to summon up the courage to fight his enemies and help his brother out.

In the Paper Mario series, Paper Luigi is shown to be more chatty and cocky.

Despite his sibling rivalry with Mario from time to time, the two have a close bond with each other and will do anything to help one another.

Despite his negative traits, Luigi is sweet, brave, optimistic, smart, cheery and pure good. It's hinted that Luigi has a crush on Princess Daisy, as the two are always paired when not with their respective partners.

Biography

Mario Bros.

Luigi first appears as player 2 in this arcade game.

Super Mario Bros.

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Super Mario Bros. 2

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Super Mario Bros. 3

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Super Mario World

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Super Mario Odyssey

He runs Balloon World.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

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Mario & Luigi series

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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

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Mario Kart series

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Mario Baseball series

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Mario Party series

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Luigi's Mansion

He is the titular protagonist. He has to save Mario from the clutches of King Boo, who trapped the former in a painting.

Super Smash Bros.

Luigi appears as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. games, where he is unlockable in every entry except for Super Smash Bros. 4 for 3DS and Wii U. In Melee's Adventure Mode, he can be fought instead of Mario if the player reaches the flagpole and gets a number 2 alongside Princess Peach.

In The Subspace Emissary, which is the adventure mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he is seen transformed into a trophy by King Dedede. He later gets a badge pinned to his nose when in trophy form by Dedede, which transforms him back to his normal self, and he, along with Ness and Dedede, go on and save the other fighters turned into trophies by Tabuu and convice Wario to join them

In World of Light, the single-player story mode of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he is captured by Dharkon, and thus must be found on the map and defeated to be unlocked.

Powers and skills

Powers

  • Superhuman Strength: Luigi is able to lift and press objects that are several times his own weight, but not as much as Mario can. The exact upper limits of his strength is great. In Super Mario 64 DS, Luigi can lift King Bob-Omb. Luigi showed an even more impressive feat of strength during the fight with Bowser. Luigi could lift him by the tail, spin him around and then throw him, but not as effectively as Mario. Luigi spins Bowser around faster and farther with more spins.
  • Enhanced Jump: Luigi is extremely good at jumping, leaping at incredible heights and crushing innumerable enemies under him. His feet has great strength and he can jump higher than his brother, making him the best jumper in Mushroom Kingdom.
  • Superhuman Durability: Luigi has significant levels of durability, being able to withstand impacts from falling off great heights or being struck by opponents with superhuman strength.
  • Superhuman Speed: Luigi is shown to be fast enough to run up walls, across bodies of water for brief periods, and even outrun sound (in Super Paper Mario).
  • Superhuman Stamina: Luigi can continue various physical activities for indefinite periods of time.
  • Pyrokinesis: Luigi, in some games, can control fire, just like his brother. His version of fire is often green.
  • Electrokinesis: In games like Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario Strikers Charged, Luigi can manipulate electricity.
  • Negative Energy: In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Luigi creates a zone of negative energy which can cause various effects such as damaging enemies and putting them into sleep.

Skills

  • Hammer Skills: Like Mario, Luigi can effectively wield a hammer as a weapon.
  • Paranormal Expertise: Luigi gained experience and knowledge to combat and detect paranormal activities, specifically ghosts with the Poltergust.

Trivia

  • In the game Nintendogs, one of the presents your dog finds on a walk is one with a green hat with an L on it inside. This is most likely Luigi's cap.
    • There is also a pink car with Peach in it on Nintendogs.
  • Luigi is found in Multiplayer as the rival in Tetris DS.
  • In the game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Luigi is seen in a ceramic window in Hyrule Castle.
  • Like Mario, Wario, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and Waluigi, he is voiced by Charles Martinet.
  • He is also one of the good guys in Super Mario Bros. Z, a Flash series created by Mark Haynes.
  • He also appears in RollerCoaster Tycoon films.
  • In Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, when Mario wears the L Emblem badge, his clothes turn into the color scheme of Luigi's. It also happens in Super Mario Odyssey, as there is a Luigi costume for Mario to wear.
  • There are rumors that Luigi is in Super Mario 64, because of the courtyard star statue's text reading "L is Real 2401", although some read it as "Eternal Star". However, these rumors are proven false, as Miyamoto stated in an interview that Luigi was originally meant to be a playable character in the game, where he and Mario would start at separate points in the castle and work their way through, but due to hardware limitations, they were forced to remove Luigi. He did appear in the DS remake as a playable character though, along with Yoshi and Wario.
    • However, on July 25th, 2020, Luigi was found in the game's source code and his model was re-established.

Quotes

"Let's-a go!"
"Here we go!"
"Thank you very much!"
~ in Mario Kart Double Dash and Mario Sports Mix
"Luigi Time!"
"Bang bang!"
"You look ridiculous!"
"Ha ha ha, I'm the best!"
"Open! Open!"
"Oh, yeah! Looking good!"
"Oh yeah, I gotcha!"
~ in Mario Kart: Double Dash

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