The start of The Two Plumbers and their Counterparts Arc. Luigi and Mario have worked side by side for a long time. They know how each other thinks, which is why they’d make dangerous opponents. They each know how to counter their opponent’s skills.
Luigi is shown to be cowardly, usually paranoid of doing things such as swimming or soccer, believing it will end in disaster. Despite his immature states he can be brave and strong such as when he protected Mario from death and fought for him in Cute Mario Bros. The Movie. He has many fears in a funny way. Luigi is generally friendly and understanding, and treats his friends with more respect than Mario. However, at times, Luigi shares Mario's selfishness and arrogance, which is greatly magnified when he becomes Cool Luigi. Luigi is shown to greatly love Mario, though the two butt heads more often than not, and get into various fights that never last long. Unlike Mario, Luigi gets along better with his friends than Mario does.
In , Mario's cousin comes to visit, but Luigi and Mario's other friends end up liking him better. Mario gets jealous and runs away, but Luigi finds him and everything is fine again.
The events leading to Luigi's creation began in 1981, during the development of , where the famous Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto had created Mario (then known as "Jumpman") hoping that he would be able to recast the character in a variety of different roles in future games. Miyamoto had been inspired by the game Joust to create a game with a simultaneous two-player mode, which lead to his development of the game Mario Bros. in 1983, with Luigi filling the role of Mario's brother as the second playable character. In accordance with Nintendo's marketing policy of naming and promoting individual characters, the new character was given the name Luigi, which was inspired by a pizza parlor near Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, called "Mario & Luigi's".While Mario was originally portrayed as a carpenter in Donkey Kong, the duo of Mario and Luigi in Mario Bros. were styled as Italian plumbers. Software constraints of the time (similar to those that gave Mario his distinctive look in Donkey Kong) meant Luigi's first appearance was restricted to a simple palette swap of Mario designed to represent the second player. Graphically and in terms of gameplay, the characters were completely identical, except for their color schemes.
Luigi in Summer Fun 3.
|First Appearance||Pilot Episode|
|Latest Appearance||Rise of Gonzo|