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Luigi is a character from the Super Mario and Super Smash Bros. fandoms.

Character

Luigi (ルイージ Ruīji) is Mario's younger, twin brother who occasionally helps him save Princess Peach from Bowser. Although more timid, Luigi has starred in his own adventures in games such as Luigi's Mansion. In-universe, he is constantly forgotten by others and is usually the butt of multiple jokes. Despite this, he is still regarded as a kind hero.

Ships

Het

Luaisy — the ship between Luigi and Princess Daisy
Luich — the ship between Luigi and Princess Peach
Luisalina — the ship between Luigi and Princess Rosalina

Slash

Bowuigi — the ship between Luigi and Bowser
Luike — the ship between Luigi and Solid Snake
Luimon — the ship between Luigi and Simon Belmont
Luisley — the ship between Luigi and Prince Peasley
Ryuigi — the ship between Luigi and Ryu
Walgi — the ship between Luigi and Waluigi

Poly

Bowuisley — the ship between Luigi, Bowser and Prince Peasley

Family

Mama Luigi — the ship between Luigi and Yoshi
Mario Brothers — the ship between Luigi and Mario

Friendship

Subspace Trio ― the ship between Luigi, King Dedede, and Ness
Wenigi — the ship between Luigi and Wendy O. Koopa

Cargo ships

Luigi x Spaghetti — the ship between Luigi and Spaghetti

Canon

Princess Daisy

Main article: Luaisy

Luigi and Princess Daisy are close friends who are consistently teased as sharing romantic feelings with each other. Examples of this include statues of them dancing together, their team names in the Mario Party series, character descriptions, and dialogue between the duo. Despite their relationship being akin to Mario and Peach, Luigi has never canonically saved Daisy in any game.

Prince Peasley

Main article: Luisley

Luigi and Prince Peasley are allies who work together in Superstar Saga. Multiple times, Luigi is shown to have a crush on Peasley, due to his constant blushing around the man, an official 4koma going into romantic tropes with the duo, and an attempt to hug Peasley. Peasley is also shown to regard Luigi positively, as shown by him remembering Luigi instead of Mario and only giving key items to Luigi.

Quotes

“I'm-a Luigi, number one!”
Luigi, Mario Kart 64
“I don't give my name to strangers. Watch Luigi punish you for your badness!”
Luigi, Super Paper Mario

Fanon

Although not as famous as his brother, Luigi is highly regarded in the Super Mario fandom as a fan favorite character. In some ways, he is liked moreso due to his personality and role as a sidekick. Some also find his cowardly nature to be relatable. On the other end, others may find said nature to merely be an annoyance and claim the character as overrated or cheap.

In terms of romantic ships, most will ship Luigi with Princess Daisy due to canon evidence and opposites attracting. The same can be said for Luigi and Prince Peasley as a pair. However, recently, there has been an increase in content of the green plumber being romantically involved with Bowser. Multiple polyships have formed due to them being popular ships in the fandom. Thanks to an end game image of the duo after fully completing Super Mario Galaxy, a few fans ship Luigi with Rosalina.

It is worth noting that some of the ships listed may portray Luigi as Mr. L, a brainwash Luigi from Super Paper Mario. Separate tags are used in these instances. This is due to his widely-differing personality in this state.

Super Smash Bros. has also promoted some crossover shipping. Characters shipped with Luigi include Solid Snake, Ryu, and Simon Belmont. Typically, the reasoning for these ships is their interactions from either story modes or trailers. However, some find appeal in Luigi being in a relationship where he's being taught how to get stronger.

Excluding romantic pairings, the Mario Brothers themselves are a fairly popular familyship. Some may portray the relationship in a toxic light, with Luigi being jealous of Mario, but fans may disagree with the notion. The duo is commonly referenced in other forms of media. Art depicting Luigi as being friends with King Dedede and Ness is also fairly common.

Currently, on AO3, there are around 500 fics featuring Luigi. For the Mario fandom, Luigi has 2,100 fan fics at FanFiction.Net. When including Mr L, it is raised up to 2,200. The number is dramatically lower for Smash Bros, at around 200.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Luigi tag on AO3
Mr L tag on AO3
Luigi (Super Mario) tag on Fanfiction.net
Luigi (Super Smash Bros.) tag on Fanfiction.net
Mr. L tag on Fanfiction.net
Baby Luigi (Super Mario) tag on Fanfiction.net

DEVIANT ART

Luigi tag on DeviantArt
Luigi Mario tag on DeviantArt
Luigi Nintendo tag on DeviantArt
Mr L tag on DeviantArt

PIXIV

ルイージ search on Pixiv
ミスターL search on Pixiv

TUMBLR

Luigi tag on Tumblr
Luigi Mario tag on Tumblr
Mr L tag on Tumblr

WIKIS

Luigi on Mario Wiki
Luigi on Mario Wiki

List

TOP 10 AO3 SHIPS
# portmanteau characters type
179 Luaisy Princess Daisy het
38 Mario Brothers Mario gen
35 Luisley Prince Peasley slash
27 Bowuigi Bowser slash
21 Walgi Waluigi slash
15  ? Dimentio slash
9 Luich Princess Peach het

Trivia

  • Luigi's first appearance in any form of media was in Mario Bros in 1983. It is also his first playable role in any game.
  • In 2013, to celebrate Luigi's 30th anniversary, Nintendo announced the year as the Year of Luigi. During this period of time, multiple games had Luigi as the central focus. Merchandise such as CDs and 3DS cases were also released to promote the event. However, sales in this period were lower due to the Wii U being considered a financial failure.
  • In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Luigi is shown to canonically dab. Paper Mario: Color Splash also makes reference to Luigi's Death Stare, a meme formed from Mario Kart 8.
  • Luigi's name in Japanese romaji is 'Ruīji.' With this in mind, Miyamoto has stated that the name was chosen due to it sounding like the Japanese word for "similar[2]." This fits with Luigi's role as the player 2 character.
  • According to several sprites and artwork for Mario & Luigi, Luigi wears red and white, striped socks. Starlow also tells him to "put his mustache back on," meaning it is likely fake and another accessory as well.
  • In Fortune Street, Luigi states his hobbies are the following: golf, tennis, basketball, and beating the player at Fortune Street. He also makes reference to 'speedrunning' in the Super Mario Bros. world.
    • He also makes frequent mentions of combing his mustache.
  • Luigi's likeness is depicted as a costume in some of the following game series: Tekken, Fatal Frame, and Monster Hunter.
    • When playing as Jeanne in her normal costume and using chain chomp in the Bayonetta series, she will wear Luigi's hat and mustache.
  • Luigi has appeared as an easter egg in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Gallery

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Videos

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References

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SHIPS het BlippiLuaisyLuichMaraisyMareachMariPaulineMarivianPowser
slash BowsarioBowuigiGenarioLuisleyWalgiWariMari
femslash CacklebeanDaisylinaPeachalinaPeachaulinePeaisy
poly BowsareachBowuisleyPeachaisalina
family Mario Brothers
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CHARACTERS male BowserLuigiMario
female Princess DaisyPrincess PeachRosalina
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CHARACTERS male BowserCloud StrifeLinkLuigiMarioSonic the Hedgehog
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