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I'm-a Wario, I'm-a gonna win!
~ Wario
Wario time!
~ Wario

Wario is Mario's arch-rival yet friend. He first appeared in Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins for the Game Boy in 1992. He is rude, crude, selfish, and a bully - certainly not qualities associated with traditional heroes and indeed Wario is a borderline villain for the most part however Wario has been altered from a threat to a comedic nuisance who has actually become a hero of sorts in his own franchise (albeit a very greedy and flawed one).

Wario has even saved the world on numerous occasions, though it is normally done out of his love for gold and fame than for any true care about the world's safety (Wario is not completely heartless though, just a bit of an egomaniac). Wario had his own sidekick, Waluigi who is also bad and sometimes good.

In his early appearances, Wario wore a long-sleeved shirt and had fuchsia overalls, but in his later appearances, Wario wore a short-sleeved shirt and wore purple overalls.

Despite being a villain in Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins, Wario's Woods and Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman, Wario was an ally to Mario in later Mario games. Wario is not evil but a comic relief with anti-heroic purposes. Wario was an unlockable character seven times in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64, the Game Boy Color version of Mario Golf and the Game Boy Color version of Mario Tennis, Yakuman DS, Mario Golf Advance Tour, Mario Kart 7 and Super Smash Bros. 4. He was playable in every Mario Party game except for Mario Party Advance. He was absent in the Game Boy Advance version of Mario Power Tennis.

Wario appeared in every Mario Kart game as a playable character except for Super Mario Kart. From Mario Kart 64 to Mario Kart DS, and Mario Kart 7, Wario's kart is purple, but in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 his kart was yellow instead of purple, due to the color of his hat and shirt.

Personality

Wario is a greedy, selfish and rude bounty hunter. He's willing to scam his friends to get a lot of money or to take any job that pays well, despite the job itself. He's also hot headed and ill-tempered, especially against rivals like Mario.

However, Wario is not an evil man, but more of an anti-hero. He does possess heroic qualites, but often if he has something to gain on it.

Wario Land

Wario was a hero in this series, and teamed up with various allies to defeat various enemies and collect various treasures. Often his only goal was to collect treasures or get back home, with saving people just being a thing on the side to him.

Wario Ware

Wario is the CEO of WarioWare, Inc., and makes video games. He apparently lives in Diamond City and has numerous friends. He often scams his friends into doing work for him to profit from, yet they don't seem to hold grudges.

Super Smash Bros.

Wario's clothes were one of Mario's alt. costumes in the game.

Same is in the next game, but Wario was made into a trophy. He originally was going to be in it, but was cut.

In Brawl, Wario finally makes it as a playable character, in his biker outfit, but has his classic outfit as an alternate costume. He was a member of the Subspace in Story Mode, but became good and helped Luigi, Ness and King Dedede defeat Tabuu.

In SSB4, Wario is in it again, but as an unlockable character. He is quicker than his Brawl version though.

Wario returns yet again in SSBU, which includes every character from the previous games. His Final Smash, Wario Man, has been changed from a transformation Final Smash into one that delivers a series of punches on opponents if used near them, and his sliding dash attack has been changed to his shoulder tackle from the Wario Land games.

Mario And Sonic

Wario is a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the first three games, he is a Power-type character.

Trivia

  • 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 similar to Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic the Hedgehog series: as both of them are anti-heroes and are the arch-rivals of Mario and Sonic. However, the 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.
    • 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 characters who do good and bad to achieve their goals.
    • Both of them are very ill-tempered and hot-headed.
  • In all of the Super Smash Bros. games except for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, one of Mario's alternate costumes is based on Mario's outfit. The same thing happens in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door when Mario wears the W Emblem badge, his clothes turn into the color scheme of Wario's and there is also a Wario costume for Mario to wear in Super Mario Odyssey.

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Super Mario Bros. franchise
Mario | Luigi | Princess Peach | Princess Daisy | Bowser | Yoshi | Rosalina | Lumas | Captain Toad | Toadette | Pauline | Cappy | Tiara | Paper Mario | Goombella | Vivian | Dr. Mario | Mallow | Geno | Mini Marios

Wario series
Wario | Waluigi | Ashley & Red | Mona | Kat & Ana

Donkey Kong franchise
Donkey Kong | Diddy Kong | Dixie Kong | Kiddy Kong | Tiny Kong | Lanky Kong | Chunky Kong | Funky Kong | Candy Kong | Cranky Kong

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Metroid franchise
Samus Aran | Zero Suit Samus | Rundas

Kid Icarus series
Pit | Palutena | Dark Pit | Magnus | Viridi | Phosphora

Star Fox franchise
Fox McCloud | Falco Lombardi | Slippy Toad | Peppy Hare | Krystal | James McCloud

Fire Emblem franchise
Anna | Marth | Tiki | Celica | Roy | Lyndis | Hector | Ike | Chrom | Robin | Lucina | Owain | Corrin | Azura | Takumi | Camilla | Byleth

Kirby franchise
Kirby | King Dedede | Meta Knight | Bandana Waddle Dee | Adeleine | Ribbon | Knuckle Joe | Magolor | Susie Haltmann

Pokémon franchise
Pichu | Pikachu | Charizard | Jigglypuff | Meowth | Ditto | Eevee | Mewtwo | Lugia | Blaziken | Gardevoir | Piplup | Lucario | Zekrom | Braixen | Greninja | Goomy | Decidueye | Incineroar | Vulpix (Alolan) | Lycanroc | Cynthia

Retro series
Sheriff | Tamagon | Bubbles | Ice Climbers | Little Mac | Duck Hunt | R.O.B. | Mr. Game and Watch | Sukapon | Takamaru

Earthbound/MOTHER series
Ninten | Ana | Loid | Queen Mary | Ness | Paula Jones | Jeff Andonuts | Poo | Lucas | Claus | Flint | Hinawa | Kumatora | Duster | Boney

F-Zero series
Captain Falcon | Samurai Goroh | Jody Summer

Animal Crossing franchise
Villager | Isabelle

Pikmin series
Olimar | Pikmin | Louie | The President | Koppaites

Chibi-Robo series
Chibi-Robo

Custom Robo
Ray

Xenoblade series
Shulk | Fiora | Dunban | Riki | Reyn | Sharla | Elma | Rex | Pyra | Mythra | Tora | Zeke

Golden Sun series
Isaac | Jenna | Garet | Ivan | Mia | Felix | Matthew

Splatoon series
Inkling | Squid Sisters | Cap'n Cuttlefish | Off the Hook | Agent 3 | Agent 8

ARMS series
Spring Man | Ribbon Girl | Ninjara | Min Min | Twintelle | Max Brass | Master Mummy | Lola Pop | Biff | Helix | Byte and Barq | Misango | Kid Cobra

Guest characters
Sonic | Ryu | Bayonetta | Pac-Man | Cloud | Mega Man

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Marioverse
Mario | Luigi | Princess Peach | Princess Daisy | Bowser | Rosalina | Lumas | Toad (Blue Toad | Yellow Toad | Toadsworth | Toadette | Captain Toad) | Pauline | F.L.U.D.D. | Cappy | Tiara | Wanda | Dr. Luigi | Professor Elvin Gadd | Madame Clairvoya | MC Ballyhoo | Lakitu | Poochy | Kylie Koopa | Prince Peasley | Prince Dreambert | Mallow | Geno | Alex | Nina | Harry | Kate | Azalea | Joe | Sherry | Kid | Koopa Kid | Gooigi | Mini Marios

Yoshi's colors
Green | Pink | Light Blue | Yellow | Orange | Purple | Brown | Red | Blue | Black | White

DKverse
Kong Family (Cranky Kong | Donkey Kong | Donkey Kong Jr. | Diddy Kong | Dixie Kong | Kiddy Kong | Funky Kong | Tiny Kong | Candy Kong | Lanky Kong | Chunky Kong | Wrinkly Kong | Bluster Kong) Klubba | K. Lumsy | Xananab | Animal Buddies (Rambi the Rhinoceros | Expresso the Ostrich | Enguarde the Swordfish | Winky the Frog | Squawks the Parrot | Rattly the Rattlesnake | Squitter the Spider | Glimmer the Angler Fish | Clapper the Seal | Quawks | Ellie the Elephant | Parry the Parallel Bird | Lightfish | Hoofer the Wildebeest | Flurl | Orco | Helibird | Helper Monkey | Tawks)

Warioverse
Wario | Waluigi | Ashley | Mona | Kat & Ana | Jimmy T. | Dribble & Spitz | 5-Volt | 9-Volt | 18-Volt | Dr. Crygor | Orbulon | Mike | Penny Crygor | Young Cricket & Master Mantis

Baby versions
Baby Mario | Baby Luigi | Baby Yoshi | Baby Peach | Baby Daisy | Baby Wario | Baby Donkey Kong | Baby Rosalina | Baby Luma

Paperverse
Paper Mario | Paper Luigi | Paper Princess Peach | Goombario | Kooper | Bombette | Parakarry | Lady Bow | Watt | Sushie | Lakilester | Goombella | Koops | Madame Flurrie | Yoshi Kid | Vivian | Admiral Bobbery | Ms. Mowz | Tippi | Luvbi | Count Bleck

Other
Metal Mario | Link | Samus Aran | Little Mac | Duck Hunt | R.O.B. | Mr. Game and Watch | Captain Falcon | Marth | Villager | Isabelle | Inkling | Ryu | Cloud Strife

Movie
Mario Mario | Luigi Mario | Princess Daisy | Toad | Yoshi

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Playable Heroes
Banjo & Kazooie | Bayonetta | Bowser | Byleth | Captain Falcon | Chrom | Cloud Strife | Corrin | Dark Pit | Diddy Kong | Donkey Kong | Dr. Mario | Duck Hunt | Eight | Erdrick | Falco Lombardi | Fox McCloud | Greninja | Ice Climbers | Ike | Incineroar | Inkling | Isabelle | Jigglypuff | Joker | Ken Masters | King Dedede | Kirby | Link | Little Mac | Lucario | Lucas | Lucina | Luigi | Luminary | Mario | Marth | Mega Man | Meta Knight | Mewtwo | Mii | Min Min | Mr. Game and Watch | Ness | Olimar (Alph) (Pikmin) | Pac-Man | Palutena | Pichu | Pikachu | Pit | Pokémon Trainer (Red | Leaf) (Charizard | Ivysaur | Squirtle) | Princess Daisy | Princess Peach | Princess Zelda | Richter Belmont | R.O.B. | Robin | Rosalina & Luma | Roy | Ryu | Samus Aran | Sheik | Shulk | Simon Belmont | Solid Snake | Solo | Sonic the Hedgehog | Terry Bogard | Toon Link | Villager | Wario | Wii Fit Trainer | Yoshi (Blue Yoshi | Light Blue Yoshi | Yellow Yoshi | Pink Yoshi | Purple Yoshi | Red Yoshi | Black Yoshi) | Young Link | Zero Suit Samus

Assist Trophies
Alucard | Akira | Ashley | Chef Kawasaki | Dillon | Elec Man | Gray Fox | Guile | Isaac | Isabelle | Jeff | Jill | Kat & Ana | Knuckle Joe | Knuckles the Echidna | Krystal | Little Mac | Lyn | Magnus | Midna | Phosphora | Ray MK III | Riki | Rodin | Saki Amamiya | Samurai Goroh | Shadow the Hedgehog | Sheriff | Shovel Knight | Spring Man | Squid Sisters | Starfy | Sukapon | Takamaru | Tiki | Tingle | Waluigi | White Bomberman | Yuri Kozukata | Zero

Pokémon
Arceus | Alolan Raichu | Alolan Vulpix | Blastoise | Celebi | Chansey | Charizard | Chespin | Darkrai | Dedenne | Deoxys | Ditto | Eevee | Entei | Fennekin | Gardevoir | Giratina | Ho-Oh | Inkay | Kyogre | Kyurem | Latias and Latios | Lugia | Marill | Meloetta | Meowth | Metagross | Mew | Munchlax | Oshawott | Palkia | Piplup | Snivy | Snorlax | Tapu Koko | Vulpix | Zoroark

Others
5-Volt | Bass | Beat | Blue Toad | Boney | Bottles | Cappy | Captain Toad | Centurions | Claude von Riegan | Cresselia | Dialga | Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd | Doc Louis | Dunban | Edelgard von Hresvelg | Fiora | F.L.U.D.D. | Hal "Otacon" Emmerich | Ho-Oh | Jinjos | Krystal | Kumatora | Master Hand | Master Mummy | Mechanica | Mega Man Series (Mega Man X | Mega Man Volnutt | MegaMan.EXE | Mega Man Star Force) | Mei Ling | Metal Mario | Miles "Tails" Prower | Mumbo Jumbo | Ninjara | Paula | Pauline | Peppy Hare | Pikmin | Poo | Proto Man | Registeel | Reshiram | Ribbon Girl | Roy Campbell | Rush | Silver the Hedgehog | Slippy Toad | Spring Man | The Mighty Jinjonator | Toad | Tom Nook | Tooty | Twintelle | Viridi | Yoshis | Zekrom

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DEATH BATTLE! combatants
Samus Aran | Akuma | Rogue | Wonder Woman | Mike Haggar | Zangief | Leonardo | Donatello | Michelangelo | Raphael | Zitz | Yoshi | Felicia | Taokaka | Kratos | Spawn | White Bomberman | Dig Dug | Vegeta | Shadow the Hedgehog | Mario | Sonic the Hedgehog | Luke Skywalker | Harry Potter | Chun-Li | Mai Shiranui | Rainbow Dash | Master Chief | Doomguy | Princess Peach | Princess Zelda | Thor Odinson | Raiden (Mortal Kombat) | Link | Cloud Strife | Batman (DC Comics) | Spider-Man | Pikachu | Blanka | Goku | Superman | He-Man | Lion-O | Ryu Hayabusa | Strider Hiryu | Ivy Valentine | Black Orchid | Fox McCloud | Bucky O'Hare | The Terminator | RoboCop | Luigi | Miles "Tails" Prower | Charizard | Venusaur | Blastoise | Godzilla | Gamera | Captain America | Tigerzord | Gundam Epyon | Ryu | Scorpion | Deadpool | Kirby | Majin Buu | Ragna the Bloodedge | Sol Badguy | Gaara | Toph Beifong | Chuck Norris | Segata Sanshiro | Guts | Iron Man | Beast | Goliath | Solid Snake | Sam Fisher | Donkey Kong | Knuckles the Echidna | Wolverine | Raiden (Metal Gear) | Hercule Satan | Dan Hibiki | Yang Xiao Long | Tifa Lockhart | Mega Man | Astro Boy | Green Arrow | Hawkeye | Red | Tai Kamiya | Agumon | Dante | Bayonetta | Bowser | Ratchet | Clank | Jak | Daxter | The Flash | Quicksilver | Mewtwo | Carolina | Cammy White | Sonya Blade | Tracer | Scout | Ken Masters | Terry Bogard | Amy Rose | Ramona Flowers | Hulk | Roronoa Zoro | Erza Scarlet | Pinkie Pie | Lara Croft | Nathan Drake | Scrooge McDuck | Shovel Knight | Venom | Power Rangers (Zack Taylor | Kimberly Ann Hart | Billy Cranston | Trini Kwan | Jason Lee Scott | Tommy Oliver) | Voltron (Keith | Lance | Pidge | Sven | Hunk | Allura) | Natsu Dragneel | Portgas D. Ace | Sub-Zero | Glacius | Android 18 | Captain Marvel | Zero | Lucario | Renamon | TJ Combo | Smokey the Bear | McGruff The Crime Dog | Naruto Uzumaki | Ichigo Kurosaki | Batman (Batman Beyond) | Spider-Man 2099 | Black Panther | Raven | Twilight Sparkle | Jotaro Kujo | Kenshiro | Crash Bandicoot | Spyro | Sora | Pit | Leon S. Kennedy | Frank West | Doctor Strange | Doctor Fate | Jin Kazama | Samurai Jack | Afro Samurai | Lucy | Optimus Prime | RX-78-2 Gundam | Nightwing | Daredevil | Master Roshi | Jiraiya | Aquaman | Namor the Sub-Mariner | Mega Man X | Mega Man Volnutt | MegaMan.EXE | Geo Stelar | Black Widow | Shazam | Wario | King Dedede | Ben Tennyson | Green Lantern | Weiss Schnee | Mitsuru Kirijo | Captain Falcon | Johnny Cage | Aang | Edward Elric | Ghost Rider | Lobo | Dragonzord | Mechagodzilla | Sasuke Uchiha | Hiei | Shigeo Kageyama | Tatsumaki | The Mask | All Might | Might Guy | Miles Morales | Static Shock | Black Canary | Sindel | Genos | War Machine | Gray Fullbuster | Cable | Booster Gold | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Kakashi Hatake | Danny Phantom | Jake Long | She-Ra | Beerus

DBX combatants
Trish | Jeanne | Master Chief | Ronald McDonald | Amy Rose | King Dedede | Saitama | Kenshiro | Sakura Haruno | Rin Tohsaka | Trunks | Silver the Hedgehog | Ryu | Lucario | Sasuke Uchiha | Hiei | Liu Kang | Fei Long | Rock Lee | Marshall Law | Spider-Man | Mikasa Ackerman | Jotaro Kujo | Yu Narukami | Terry Bogard | Jon Talbain | Spawn | Alucard (Hellsing) | Classic Predator | Iron Man | Mega Man X | Himura Kenshin | Roronoa Zoro | Greninja | Espio the Chameleon | Link | Meta Knight | Genji | Raiden (Metal Gear) | Guile | Paul Phoenix | Raphael | Wolverine | Aigis | Noel Vermillion | Cloud Strife | Guts | Killua Zoldyck | Mega Man | White Bomberman | Mario | Luigi | Zero | Strider Hiryu | Iron Fist | Akuma | Ken Masters | Blaziken | Samus Aran | Wii Fit Trainer | Dhalsim | Magneto | Alucard (Castlevania) | Demitri Maximoff | Vegeta | Noctis Lucis Caelum | 2B | Kratos | Dante | Captain Falcon | Viewtiful Joe | Gambit | Lara Croft | Jill Valentine | Krillin | Tenshinhan | Yamcha | Chun-Li | Tifa Lockhart | Thor Odinson | Pikachu | Hulk | Juggernaut | Blade | Hellboy | Monkey D. Luffy | Mr. Fantastic | Daredevil | Kenshi Takahashi | Harley Quinn | Domino | Akame | Yoshi | Pac-Man | Natsu Dragneel | Iceman | Sakura Haruno | Hakumen | Juri Han | Chie Satonaka | Karin Kanzuki | Burning Gundam | Thunder Megazord | Batman (DC Comics) | Scorpion | Ichigo Kurosaki | Ruby Rose | Ragna the Bloodedge | Cuphead | Superboy | Gohan | D.Va | Tron Bonne | Boa Hancock | Rider Medusa | Venom | Ezio | The Prince | Blake Belladonna | Inuyasha | Mewtwo | Fa Mulan | Lucina | Shantae | Shovel Knight | Goku | Gon Freecss | Danny Phantom | Ben Tennyson | Trafalgar D. Water Law | Yang Xiao Long | Katsuki Bakugo | Arwing | X-Wing | Superman | Saitama

DEATH RACE! combatants
Batman (Burtonverse) | Batman (Nolanverse) | Batman (1960s Series) | Batman (Arkhamverse) | Optimus Prime | Flying Ford Anglia | Thomas the Tank Engine | Lightning McQueen | KITT | Aston Martin | Warthog | Blue Falcon | Speed Star | Mario's Standard Kart | DeLorean | Toyota AE86

Others
Dexter Grif | Dick Simmons | Michael J. Caboose | Epsilon | Church | Sarge | Sparx | Aku Aku

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