Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mario Bros. and Wario Bros. 11-18-09

This entry will be about the Mario Bros.(Mario and Luigi) and their arch-rivals, the Wario Bros.(Wario and Waluigi) from Nintendo.

Mario and Luigi

Mario and Luigi wear the colors red and green respectively. Since Mario wears red, a warm color, this means he is more active and energetic. Luigi wears green, which is a cool color, so which means he doesn't tend to be as energetic and confident as Mario is. Red and green complement each other, so the two brothers have to be opposites of each other, especially in height. Mario is shorter and fatter, and Luigi is taller and thinner.

Wario and Waluigi

The Wario Bros. are the sneaky and underhanded versions of the Mario Bros. As their "evil" dopplegangers, they maintain the Marios' main traits. Wario and Waluigi wear complementary colors(Yellow=Wario; Purple=Waluigi). Waluigi, like Luigi, is the thinner and taller brother. Wario, like Mario, is the fatter and shorter brother.

The "complementary" pair was actually first popularized by the comedians of the 1930s-1940s such as Laurel and Hardy and Abbott and Costello(shown below).

Laurel and Hardy

Abbott and Costello

The "complementary" pair was also popular with movie critics Roger Ebert and the late Gene Siskel(shown below).

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