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Wario, Wario World

Wario (Japanese: ワリオ) is the main protagonist of his own series and a recurring character in the Super Mario series. He is portrayed as a self-righteous, money-hungry, and occasionally tyrannical anti-hero and the evil and greedy counterpart of his arch-rival Mario.

Why He Rocks

  1. He is the most iconic anti-hero in video game history, rivaling the portly Italian plumber (AKA the greatest video game character) himself.
  2. Wario typically has a natural, overpowering greed for money, which also balances out for his competitive side, especially when it comes to competing with Mario.
  3. Wario has quite the temper, when he usually gets Into a typical rival competition, or if he loses or tries to best Mario.
  4. He has been cast as a hero when fighting others who are more villainous, which have made his personal and moral flaws seem smaller.
  5. He was chosen as the star of the WarioWare series solely because the developers felt he was the best character for the franchise because he often acted stupid.
  6. Since his appearance in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, Wario has become one of the most popular Nintendo characters, and he has received a largely positive reception.
  7. Though Wario is not the most likeable character, his strong confidence overshadows his flaws and makes him entertaining a la Robbie Rotten.
  8. He has starred in his own series of games, which have been critically-acclaimed like the Wario Land and WarioWare series.
  9. The "Oh my god! Waaaaa!" memes.

Bad Qualities

  1. He is still unlikeable and unbearable to some fans.
  2. He is only interested in saving the day when it means fortune for him or a way home.
  3. He has an entire move set based around... farting.
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