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The Internet Reacts to Waluigi’s Exclusion from Smash


The Internet Reacts to Waluigi’s Exclusion from Smash

So, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was just announced at the Nintendo E3 2018 conference and it has everyone in the game. By everyone, we mean all of the fighters that have made their way into the series thus far, such as the Ice Climbers, Bayonetta, Snake, and even Pichu. That doesn’t mean to say, however, that we haven’t gotten any new characters, as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai revealed Daisy, who turned out to be a copy of Peach, and Ridley to the fray. While these two additions are certainly fan-favorite characters, the internet just can’t seem to let go of the notable absence of another character: Waluigi.

Waluigi’s been around since 2000, debuting in Mario Tennis 64. He mainly acts as a foil to Luigi, like how Wario is the evil Mario, and has mostly only appeared in sports spin-offs. For whatever reason god knows why, Waluigi has picked up a huge following and fanbase over the recent years, spawning countless memes and jokes in the Mario fandom. On top of all these things, Nintendo fans have been notably vocal about wanting a playable Waluigi in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, despite him already being an assist trophy in the game.

This guy’s become so huge to the point where he’s become the next “Ridley” of Smash since people had been practically begging Sakurai to make the purple dinosaur a playable character before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. At the end of it all, the internet went absolutely bonkers after seeing Waluigi as an assist trophy, and then responded in kind with, well, memes.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn’t enough – they want Waluigi in Fortnite, too. Where is the justice for Nintendo’s purple madman?

So to sum up this smash-tastrophe of a scandal, everyone is heartbroken and just wants Waluigi to get his rightful place in the spotlight… and roster. But like what that one tweet mentioned, if Fortnite added in the Orange Justice dance, maybe Sakurai might just turn things around and add Waluigi into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, right?

Who are we kidding?

If you really want a playable Waluigi, Mario Tennis Aces is coming up later this month for the Switch. Enjoy all the tennis goodness with the purple king of memes, and don’t worry, you’ll still see him in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

For more internet reactions, check out what the rest of the world thought about Snake’s butt loss and the E3 2018 conferences for Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.

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