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Wario's symbol
Game series Mario
First game Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Created by Hiroji Kiyotake
Voiced by (English) Charles Martinet (1997–present)
Thomas Spindler (1998–2001)
Voiced by (Japanese) Thomas Spindler (1998–2001)
Chikao Ōtsuka (1997-2015)

Wario is a character from Nintendo's popular video game series Mario. He has appeared in most of the Mario Party and sports-related games, and has been the subject of a few video games of his own.

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Wario wears purple overalls with a yellow shirt, and green, pointed shoes. He has a purple W on his hat, similar to how Mario has an M on his. Wario is Mario's rival. He is greedy, and loves money and garlic. He is fat, but also very strong. He often works together with Waluigi as his partner.

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Wario ranked 10th on GameDaily's Top 10 Smash Bros. characters list.[1] He also ranked seventh on GameDaily's top 10 ugliest game characters list; the authors referenced his snarling smile, moustache, and outfits.[2] They also included him in a top 25 list of video game anti-heroes, stating that in spite of his greed, he's actually a "cool dude".[3] Screwattack rated Wario as the 10th Biggest Douchebag in Gaming.[4] IGN editor Travis Fahs commented that while he was not the most likable character, he has incredible confidence that overshadows his flaws and makes him an entertaining character.[5] In an article written by Kombo editors Agustin Olvera and Stephen Smith, they exclaim their surprise that he had not appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a playable character, stating that he would be a great addition to the game.[6]

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  1. "Top 10 Smash Bros. Characters". GameDaily. Archived from the original on 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  2. "Top 10 Ugliest Game Characters - Page 4". GameDaily. Archived from the original on 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  3. "Yahoo!". www.gamedaily.com. Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  4. "Top Ten Douchebags of Gaming". Gametrailers. May 29, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  5. Fahs, Travis (25 July 2008). "Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Retro Review".
  6. "The Chronicles of Wario: A Retrospect". Kombo. 2005-02-15. Retrieved 2009-10-01.[permanent dead link]