Wario is a character in the Mario series. He made his official debut in the Mario Kart series as a playable character in Mario Kart 64. Wario's dirty tricks bring him dangerously close to disqualification but despite his nasty nature, Wario somehow is always greenlit for the seasons that follow. Wario is the torrential counterpart and older cousin to Waluigi. Wario is always classed as a heavyweight in the Mario Kart games following Super Mario Kart (in which he didn't appear in) due to being overweight and fat, sort of like Bowser. He is one of the rivals to Mario. He is also Waluigi's older cousin and partner.

From Mario Kart 64 through Mario Kart DS, and Mario Kart 7, Wario's standard kart was purple. In Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8, it has changed to yellow in the light of his hat color.

Wario returns in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. He is a heavyweight racer again and is now an unlockable racer instead of a default racer, unlike every other Mario Kart game minus Super Mario Kart.

He reappeared in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe unlocked from the start like he is in most games.

He also appeared in the Mario Kart GP series, being a from the start character in the first one. Waluigi didn't appear though.

In the second one, Wario is classed as an expert character, along with Donkey Kong and Bowser. Waluigi appears this time though.

In DX, Wario is an unlockable character, along with Bowser Jr. and Waluigi. To unlock him, simply beat the Toad Cup. Wario is also considered a heavy character and has the highest speed for a heavy character.


Wario is Mario's rival. You probably guessed that already, considering their names are just a letter apart. He is a bit fatter than Mario, and he dressed in the same style. He wears green slippers and dons purple overalls with two silver buttons on them. Unlike his body, his arms are in shape, and his muscles can be seen underneath his yellow shirt. He has a pair of white gloves, both of them having a purple W on them. He has black eyebrows and a mustache, which is curves a lot. He has a large pink nose and pointy ears, and like Mario, his hair is brown. His slits around his eyes are a light blue, and he has a yellow cap with his initial (W) on it in purple. Basically, he is the bad version of Mario. He also was the star of WarioWare and Wario Land. In his early Mario Kart appearances, he wore a long-sleeved shirt, but in future Mario Kart games, he wore a short-sleeved shirt.



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Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart Wii


Staff Ghost Tracks

* - Retro track



Mario Kart 64 racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Super Circuit racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Double Dash racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiToadToadetteKoopa TroopaKoopa ParatroopaDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserKing BooPetey Piranha
Mario Kart DS racers
Light ToadPeachYoshiDry BonesShy Guy+
Medium MarioLuigiDaisyWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserR.O.B.
+ - denotes to Download Play.
Mario Kart Wii characters
Small Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyToadToadetteKoopa TroopaDry Bones
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Large WarioWaluigiDonkey KongBowserKing BooRosalinaFunky KongDry Bowser
Mario Kart 7 racers
Feather ToadKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakitu
Light PeachDaisyYoshi
Medium MarioLuigiMii
Cruiser Donkey KongRosalinaWiggler
Heavy WarioBowserMetal MarioHoney Queen
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyBaby RosalinaToadToadetteKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakituLarry KoopaWendy O. KoopaLemmy KoopaIsabelle+ • Villager+ • Dry Bones* • Bowser Jr.*
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiLudwig von KoopaIggy KoopaTanooki Mario+ • Cat Peach+ • Inklings*
Heavy WarioWaluigiDonkey KongRosalinaBowserRoy KoopaMorton Koopa Jr.Metal MarioPink Gold PeachLink+ • Dry Bowser+ • King Boo* • Gold Mario*
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
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