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    Luigi
    "I'm-a Luigi! Number one!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Cowardly but Optimistic and Supportive Brother
    Age: 24-25
    Species: Human (H. nintendonus)
    Portrayed by:

    Yū Mizushima (Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! and Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land)
    Naoki Tatsuta (Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.)
    Bob Sorenson (Mario is Missing!)

    Marc Graue (1994)
    Julien Bardakoff (1998–2001)
    Danny Wells (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!')
    Tony Rosato (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3/Super Mario World cartoon)
    Charles Martinet (1997-2023)
    Charlie Day (The Super Mario Bros. Movie franchise)
    Kevin Afghani (Super Mario Bros. Wonder-present)

    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Super Mario (franchise)
    First appearance: Super Mario Bros. (1983)


    Luigi Mario (Japanese: ルイージ) is the deuteragonist of the Mario franchise and the titular main protagonist of the Luigi's Mansion spin-off series. He's Mario's slightly younger fraternal twin brother and occasional sidekick, being regarded as one of the most beloved ones at that.

    Why He's a Green Wonder

    1. Throughout his life, he has lived in Mario's shadow, developing both cowardly and heroic tendencies. Despite this, he has helped and fought alongside his brother on many occasions.
    2. Depending on the game, he may move a little slower and jump higher. He is also slightly taller and more physically trim than his brother.
    3. Due to being the little brother with half self-esteem, an occasional sibling rivalry with Mario and rational fears, many find Luigi to be very relatable as a character, and are able to sympathize more with him than with with his bro.
      • Speaking of Mario, Luigi has a strong brotherly love for the man in red. In the first Paper Mario game, he writes in his diary how much he loves Mario and how much he wants to be like him.
      • Even without his Mario, he'll go to great lengths to save anyone he cares about no matter the costs:
        • Throughout the Luigi's Mansion series, for example, he battles his own crippling fear of ghosts to save his brother (as well as Princess Peach and several of her Toad attendants in the third installment, Luigi's Mansion 3).
      • Likewise, in "The Subspace Emissary," the story mode for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he joins Ness and King Dedede to save everyone from Tabuu, a mysterious being who puts the universe at stake.
    4. His bashful, naive, goofy demeanor is pretty cute, and his overreaction of almost anything is hilarious.
    5. His personality is most often shown as being kind, friendly, cowardly, optimistic, clumsy, silly, caring, loyal, gentle, lovable and not afraid to show his emotions.
    6. He would do anything to fight for others or to save Mario and Princess Peach.
    7. He has an adorable love chemistry with Princess Daisy, established since the 1993 Super Mario Bros movie, where she made her second appearance.
    8. He is a great pet owner to his ghost dog, Polterpup, whom he adopted in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
    9. He's had great voice actors over the years, ranging from Danny Wells, Tony Rosato, of course, Charles Martinet, and Kevin Afghani. Even after the hilariously laughable cast for The Super Mario Bros. Movie was revealed, Charlie Day as Luigi has been one of most well received choices, if not the most well-received.
    10. Like Mario, Luigi has the strength to lift castles. He also has fire and thunder manipulation.
    11. He remains his lovable self in his appearances in TV, most notably, the DIC Entertainment's Super Mario cartoon trilogy, with the difference being that he's more mature, serious and less gullible.
      • In about DiC Luigi, he is very close to Yoshi and cares greatly about him. This is especially shown in the Super Mario World TV show, where it shows how the two first met and how Yoshi refers to him as "Mama Luigi".

    “Mama Mia!” Qualities

    1. In the games, Luigi isn't recognized by a lot of people. For example, in the Mario & Luigi RPG games, despite being humorous, he is referred to as either "Green 'Stache" or "Green Mario", especially in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
    2. In the Mario Party games from 4 to 6, his signature green color was temporarily changed to blue, which made no sense at all to compliment his character because he’s always represented by his trademark green color. Thankfully, it went back to green in Mario Party 7, though a bit too late.
    3. While still likable for the most part in the DiC Entertainment's Super Mario cartoon trilogy, he can be annoying sometimes in the first Super Mario show, as he and Mario act too much like Italian stereotypes often, especially the Italian food puns.
      • In the games, Luigi can be very childish, ditzy, scaredy-cat and he hardly takes things seriously, he also becomes very dependent on Mario.
    4. Even though it was cool to see him as a playable character in Super Smash Bros., he was not a good character to play as, mainly due to the fact he was very underpowered and his entire move set plagiarized Mario's move set, even his voice lines are just Mario's voice lines but higher pitch.
      • Thankfully, he became more of a unique fighter in the later games and his voice lines were changed in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    Trivia

    • He has spawned several memes focusing on him, such as "Luigi's Death Stare", where it refers to the angry, determined staring expression that he occasionally shows in Mario Kart 8 and its Nintendo Switch port when passing by opponents, and "Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing", a series of videos where he is completely immobile but somehow wins (usually minigames from the Mario Party series or fights in Super Smash Bros.) as the other CPU-controlled opponents defeat themselves due to their very low AI.
    • Charlie Day himself thought it was a great idea for him to voice Luigi and he was so impressed he wanted to voice Luigi again if Illumination made a sequel

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