5. Pundemonium
It may seem that the reason Wario got his name was so the letter on his cap could be an upside-down M, making him a sort of ‘opposite’ to Mario. In fact it’s actually a little more clever than that. The Japanese word for ‘bad’ is warui, so Wario is actually a shortened version of ‘warui Mario, or ‘bad Mario’. It works even better for Waluigi, since over in Japan his name is pronounced waruigi.

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