Character from the Mario series.
Wario (ワリオ Wario?, [w͍a.ɽi.o]) (English /ˈwɑːrioʊ/) is a character in Nintendo’s Mario series who was designed as an antagonist to Mario. He first appeared in the 1992 Game Boy title Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as the main antagonist and final boss. Originally portrayed as an exaggerated version of Mario, his name is a portmanteau of Mario’s name and the Japanese word warui (悪い), meaning “bad”. Wario was first designed by Hiroji Kiyotake, and is voiced by Charles Martinet, who also voices many other characters in the series.