Despite what feels like years of begging from fans, Smash Bros. Ultimate will not include Waluigi as a playable character.
In December 2021 the final character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s opulent roster was announced. For many fans, this was a moment of dismay, as Sora from Kingdom Hearts took the proverbial rug out from under another oft-requested character: Waluigi.
The crazed counterpart to the already odd Luigi has been beloved since his first appearance in Mario Tennis back in 2000. Waluigi memes in respect, have budded into their own brambly garden of brooding exilism, misunderstandings and questionably overt sexuality. In theory this popularity would lead to a Smash Bros. appearance. However, other than a lowly assist trophy, any hopes of including Waluigi have been officially crushed.
I understand. It’s heartbreaking to miss out on the potential to see one of the Mario Universe’s most bombastic and yet still enigmatic characters in the most comprehensive Nintendo fighting roster known to man…89 playable characters in all…
At least fans have an equally extensive Waluigi meme list to drown their sorrows in.
Think Waluigi fans are crazy? Think we are overexaggerating our vexations on the internet? Check out this fan-made announcement trailer and TELL ME WE’RE WRONG.
C’mon Nintendo. Even your fans can create the patented heartfelt “Nintendo” joy here.
What’s better than a Nintendo fighting game where there are 89 characters and no Waluigi?
Well, how ‘bout a game where every character is Waluigi? Suck it, Sakurai.
Or… How about a Smash Bros. Ultimate where Waluigi mutates every character Kirby-style? No? Your loss.
Nothing like a cold plunge into the harsh ocean of reality to keep us from fantasizing of a better, weirder world with more Waluigi content.
The dastardly preposition of Waluigi can display a surprising range of emotion. Here, we see the full spectrum of fans' emotions portrayed in the melodramatic face and tiny conniving hands of this Waluigi meme.
If a meme could depict existential dread, this might be the one.
The whole world’s against us. We can’t catch a break. The polar ice caps are melting. Capitalism is a never ending gyre of destruction and the center cannot hold. Dumbledore dies at the end.
I feel you Waluigi. Reality is tough.
No definitive Waluigi meme list is complete without a couple Star Wars references. Of course any lines of comparison to the Star Wars universe from Waluigi would go straight to Hayden Christianson’s cringy Anakin.
There is plenty of angst, rejection and brooding qualities to draw from.
Just like Anakin, Waluigi and fans alike feel misunderstood. I’m sure they also all hate sand. It’s too rough and it gets everywhere.
Not sure who Waluigi’s “Padme” is, but someone should make sure they are okay…
I think we all sympathize with Waluigi on this one. I would probably go straight to the Dark side of the force if I was passed up by a fussy carnivorous plant in a flower pot for a fighting game.
When there’s fun to be had, Waluigi can’t help being the ultimate butt of a joke. Pranked by his “drunk-uncle” brother Wario? Or getting snubbed? Can’t really decide what’s worse for our wretched friend.
With so many chances to include Waluigi, Sakurai (the creator of SSBU) really does seem devilishly intent on denying hardcore Waluigi fans their hopes and dreams.
Maybe…Sakurai is more villainous than he lets on making all these light-hearted video games.
Maybe…don’t play Uno with Sakurai.
From Squidward the antihero of fun, to the oblivious Spongebob, there’s a diverse Waluigi meme list to draw from the world of Bikini Bottom.
No matter the angle, Waluigi is sure to be having a bad time all around.
What do Squidward and Waluigi have in common? Besides awkward gourd shaped heads and lanky limbs, they now share a brooding hatred for the joy of others.
Can Waluigi play the clarinet?
Nintendo acts innocent. But, you can see it in their eyes, they love toying with the minds of crazed Waluigi fans worldwide.
They know. They’ve always known. They love to mess with us.
I think this proves Nintendo is laughing at us. Waluigi and fans alike are trapped in a perpetual comedy of errors.
The train is fitting, as the unstoppable hype for Waluigi enthusiasts was in full tilt before the final character announcement. Only an equally unstoppable hype train of Sora fans could derail the juggernaut that is Waluigi worship.
Waluigi would make a disturbing dad, but he sure is prime for a dad-joke.
“That’s All Folks!”
Sorry Waluigi fans. We have to admit, besides Petey Piranha and the 20th Fire Emblem character, Waluigi was understandably passed over.
We’ll just have to hope for another 100 roster Smash Bros. Ultimate 2 in the unlikely and very distant future. Or, another Mario-themed fighting game where Waluigi gets his just desserts.
Until then, I’ll settle for a chuckle over a Waluigi meme or two to cope.