“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, Wario World

Wario (Japanese: ワリオ, Wario) is the obese, yet surprisingly muscular, hot-tempered, greedy anti-hero, and Mario's yellow-and-purple clad rival. Wario's greed pushes him to commit malevolent acts, such as the seizing of Mario's Castle. Due to his money grubbing personality, he is disliked by many citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom. Wario has also proven to be very cunning as he has tricked Mario on more than a few occasions. He often goes out on his own adventures, from stealing treasure to running a minigame making company. Wario has helped heroes of the Mushroom Kingdom on a few separate occasions as well. His favorite food is garlic, but also loves cakes.

Wario is a creation of the late game developer and Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi and designed by Hiroji Kiyotake. His name is a combination of Mario and the Japanese word warui (悪い), meaning "bad".


Wario, from Mario Party 8.

Full Name Wario
First Appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Species Human
Affiliation(s) WarioWare, Inc., Waluigi
Latest Appearance Mario Party 9 (2012)
Latest Portrayal Charles Martinet (1997-present)