|Portrait from one of more recent versions by Warner|
|Type||Spriteswap (first release)|
|Also converted by||Barrysun|
|Edit base||Eli by XCB|
|AI?||AI patches available|
|Date of first public release||2002|
|Version||October 6th 2014|
|Mugen Version||dosMUGEN (first release)|
Wario is one of earliest known characters sprited by Salvadorian spriter Warner, representing the Nintendo character. The first release of the character generated a bit of infamy for being an unauthorized spriteswap of XCB's Eli King character, being indentical gameplay-wise aside of collision boxes adjusted to accomodate the new sprites, even having an oversight of the Eli "TOO EASY" winpose voiceclip being left unreplaced. Few years after the character would be picked up and updated by @ndroide which made several adjustments in an attempt to diverge the character from the Eli base.
Wario initially appeared in Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins in which he took over Mario's castle. After he was beaten by Mario, he embarked on several other quests in order to win himself a new castle.
Wario is also the founder of his own game company, as shown in the WarioWare series. He has also made various appearances in many spinoff Mario games, often alongside his "brother", Waluigi.
Wario has a four button layout and behaves similar to a King of Fighters character. While the old version didn't have much to say for itself, being a spriteswap of Eli, the more recent versions of Wario are rather combo heavy. He has a medium-small movepool, but most attacks can be chained into each other.