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Old 05-06-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Waluigi

I've been a Nintendo fan for nearly 25 years now, but I missed a large chunk of time during the N-64 GameCube era. One thing I missed during that time away was Waluigi.

So I'm sure his name is explained somewhere, but I can't find it. Wario makes sense to me. It follows the Bizarro tradition. Bizarro was the backwards Superman, with a backwards S on his costume. So naturally, a Bizarro-Mario would have an upside down M, which is a W. Wario.

That naming convention doesn't work with Luigi. There's no upside down L. So, why Waluigi? Was Nintendo lacking in creativity that day?

Any ideas? Or any reference source that explains it?

Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:18 AM   #2
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I guess it's because if you turn an "L" upside-down, you don't get another letter.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:19 AM   #3
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In Japanese the term "Wa" refers to an evil doppleganger of sorts. Does that answer your question?
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:24 AM   #4
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In Japanese the term "Wa" refers to an evil doppleganger of sorts. Does that answer your question?
I guess so, thanks.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:27 AM   #5
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:47 AM   #6
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and Waluigi does have that upside down "L" on his hat.
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Maybe they didn't want him having a W like Wario. I wouldn't ponder too much about it.
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It's was meant as a joke. Waluigi's title and emblem are just plays on words and symbols.
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