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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Character Fan Art Feature: Wario

Welcome to our first feature of character fan art. The geek umbrella covers a number of different mediums from TV to comics to gaming, each featuring a range of beloved characters. To celebrate the diversity of our interests I intend to bring a regular selection of different artists take on one character. 

Today’s chosen character is Wario, I know, an odd choice, but I didn’t want to go for the obvious characters first.  Making his first appearance in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins for the Gameboy back in 1992, this antagonist has gone onto have his own range of games.

Interesting fact I didn’t know: The name Wario is a combination of Mario and the Japanese adjective warui meaning ‘bad’ thus a ‘bad’ Mario. I just thought they had turned the M upside down. 

Let’s start with a cutesie version of this bad boy, Poutty Wario by sillysimeongurl:


Next this realistic rendition, Wario by Robotpencil


The creepy nature and intricate details of this piece are impressive.  Wario and Waluigi by sumox


This portrayal screams a man with a devious and sinister nature Wario by Josh Summana


Finally a bit of fun, the artist of this piece describes Wario as his hero, and has drawn him as such MY HERO by Zorrin


If you have any suggestions as to characters you would like to see featured add a comment to the facebook post.

Becca Harper
Becca Harperhttp://geekparenting.tumblr.com/
Editor and occasional writer for Geek Pride! I prefer Star Trek over Star Wars, collect comics and wish I could be a superhero one day. I tabletop RPG as well as a little gaming, design the odd t-shirt now and again, update my Geek Parenting Tumblr and when I have cash to spend (which is rare) I scour the internet for Wonder Woman collectables. Also Doctor Who and Firefly rock!!

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