Luigi (Japanese: ルイージ, Ruīji) is Mario's younger, taller, thinner twin brother. He is a major protagonist of the Mario series. Luigi has helped and fought alongside his brother on many occasions.
Throughout his life, he has lived in Mario's shadow, developing both cowardly and heroic tendencies. Mario Bros. marks his first appearance in the Mario series and his debut in general. Originally a palette swap of Mario, Luigi was created to facilitate a second player option. Since the two-player mode was dropped from most main Super Mario games beginning with Super Mario Land, Luigi has gained his own identity and personality.
This is especially noticeable in installments for the Luigi's Mansion series of games, as well as the Mario & Luigi series.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 4-C to 3-C, likely 3-B | 2-C | 4-B to 4-A | At least Low 2-C, likely 2-C | At least 3-A, possibly Low 2-C to 2-A | 2-C | 2-C | Low 2-C. 2-B in Giant Form | 2-A, possibly High 1-C. High 2-A, possibly Low 1-B w/ the Pure Hearts and Chaos Heart
Origin: Mario Bros
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Versatility, Invulnerability, Pyrokinesis without Fire Flower (In some games), Lightning Manipulation, Negative Zone creation, Enhanced Jumps (Jumps higher than Mario), Enhanced Hammermanship, Time Travel, Shares a telepathic bond with Mario, Powers-ups which grants him abilities including the Mushroom which grows the user in size, The Fire Flower gives Luigi Pyrokinesis, The Ice Flower grants Cyrokinesis, The Cape Feather grants him Flight, etc. | Superhuman strength, speed, durability, reflexes and agility, Meta Possession, Size Manipulation and Pyrokinesis w/ Fire Flower as Dreamy Luigi
Attack Potency: At least Large Star level+ (Defeats Bowser daily, who tanked a supernova at the end of Super Mario Galaxy, the low-end for the Powers Stars, which Luigi can defeat others whilst using against him, he has overcome) to Galaxy level (The Power Stars also enabled Bowser to create galaxy-sized realms within the walls and paintings. Why galaxy-sized? The Throwback Galaxy is the same exact world as Whomp's Fortress, and is referred to as a galaxy. Additionally, Power Stars are stated by Rosalina to be comparable to Lumas, which are capable of becoming comets, planets, stars, and even galaxies), likely Multi-Galaxy level (Is a Star Child. By being a Star Child, Luigi has a star embedded within his heart that grants him sufficient enough power to conquer the universe, given that the other six Star Children are with him.) | Multi-Universe level (Overthrew President Koopa's democracy and even managed to kill him. President Koopa wanted to merge the Mushroom World [a.k.a., the Dinosaur Dimension] with reality, making one large universe out of the two) | Solar System level+ to Multi-Solar System level+ (Defeated Bowser during the events of Mario Party 9. In Mario Party 9, the plot is that Bowser has stolen the Mini-Stars from the sky. And apparently, it seems that these Mini-Stars are actual stars in the sky. In the ending cinema, the Mini-Stars are returning to the sky--all of which Bowser said he was going to put to use. It's shown at the end, when many burst after his defeat, that he meant this as they were going to power him. By absorbing those stars, Bowser became this powerful) | At least Universe level+ (Defeated Bowser, who tanked the collapse of his Galaxy Reactor, which was stated to threaten the very fabric of the universe whilst extremely fatigued. Bowser's Galaxy Reactor is repeatedly called a universal threat, and was stated to decide "The Fate of the Universe," solidifying it at this tier. Luigi damaged Bowser to the point of unconsciousness, so he definitely scales), likely Multi-Universe level (Bowser consumed a Grand Star, becoming far superior to himself in the original during SMG2, likely pushing him to this tier. Said Grand Star enabled him the power to consume the universe w/ a black hole with zero effort, and Luigi still prevailed, once again damaging him to unconsciousness) | At least Universe level, possibly Universe level+ (Comparable to RPG Mario) to Multiverse level+ (Aided in the defeat of Dark Bowser and Shiny Robo-Bowser. Comparable to Paper Mario in Paper Jam) | Multi-Universe level (Defeated King Boo twice, and in the original Luigi's Mansion, he materialized a mansion out of nothing instantly. Said mansion contains a grand total of five completely separate universes. While the celestial objects may look small, the Marioverse does this overwhelmingly often. Also, after his defeat in the game, the mansion, along with its five universes, ceased to exist. In Dark Moon, he also nearly overloaded the universe and caused it to collapse casually, and also had complete control over the Paranormal Dimension, capable of warping and manipulating it. Upon his defeat, the entire Paranormal Dimension fades from existence. Speaking of the Paranormal Dimension--it seems to be a type of small "multiverse" of sorts, with a few universe-sized zones. One being the Knightmare Zone, the ScareScraper Zone, as well as multiple mini-zones, including Coin Zone 1, Coin Zone 2, Coin Zone 3, Coin Zone 4, Snow Zone, Train Zone and King Boo's Illusion Zone, as well as a possible Reality Zone. All of the Mini-Zones have countless stars in the background, as does the ScareScraper and Reality Zone. The rest come to scale--and due to the Paranormal Dimension fading from existence after King Boo's defeat [and him manipulation it], he should scale up to this. This all accompanied by the fact that it's implied King Boo created many zones, and this tier seems set in stone. Once again, Luigi scales for defeating King Boo on both occasions) | Multi-Universe level (Defeated Mega Dragon Bowser, and destroyed the Megabug. The former is the form the latter took after absorbing Spawny [who in turn was merged with the SupaMerge Headset] and Bowser. By absorbing the SupaMerge Headset, the Megabug attained its fusionism powers, which was capable of merging Mario's world and the real world) | Universe level+ (Possessed the concept of time itself). Multiverse level in Giant Form (Matched the Zeekeeper, who shattered the barrier protecting Neo Bowser Castle. That barrier was created and powered by the Dream Stone) | Multiverse level+, possibly High Complex Multiverse level (Took on Dimentio). High Multiverse level+, possibly Low Hyperverse level w/ the Pure Hearts and Chaos Heart (With the Pure Hearts, he can defeat Super Dimentio. With the Chaos Heart, he infinitely increases his power [see note])
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Capable of dodging lightning) w/ Relativistic+ reactions (Reacted perfectly fine while racing around Saturn's rings. Since they can race along the E Ring, the furthest ring from Saturn, equating to a distance of 3-8 Saturn radii, and since Saturn's circumference is 227,350.77715498615708106457636117 miles [using its radius and converting it to circumference], then we multiply the result by 8x to get the furthest point of the E Ring. That is 1,818,806.2172398892566485166108894 miles. Since they cover the entire thing in 14 seconds, we divide the distance by the time, and that means they were going at exactly 129,914.7298028492326177511864921 miles per second. Light moves at 186,282 miles per second, so they were moving at roughly 0.69740744084975148098c, or around 70% of the speed of light, which makes them this speed) | Unknown | Massively FTL+ (Fought the Millennium Star, which flew from the center of the universe to Earth in a couple of seconds) | At least Massively FTL+ (Can quickly travel between different galaxies with Launch Star. Dodged attacks from a Grand Star-powered Bowser, who can tag Starship Mario and flew the center of the universe in a short time. Is superior to Rosalina) | Massively FTL+ (Comparable to Antasma, Dreamy Bowser and Dreamy Luigi, the latter who could jump into constellations in less than a second, which takes MFTL+ speed--more specifically a few lightyears per second of speed--to accomplish within such a small time frame), possibly Infinite (Comparable to Mario, who had fought Culex) | Unknown | Unknown | Massively FTL+ (Can jump out into constellations in one second) | Massively FTL+, likely Infinite (Comparable to Paper Mario), possibly Immeasurable. Immeasurable w/ the Pure Hearts and Chaos Heart (Outpaced and defeated Super Dimentio)
Lifting Strength: Class G. Certain power-ups can increase his strength even further
Striking Strength: At least Large Star Class+ to Galactic, likely Multi-Galactic | Multi-Universal | Solar System Class+ to Multi-Solar System Class+ | At least Universal+, likely Multi-Universal | At least Universal, possibly Universal+ to Multiversal+ | Multi-Universal | Multi-Universal | Universal+. Multiversal in Giant Form | Multiversal+, possibly High Complex Multiversal. High Multiversal+, possibly Low Hyperverse level w/ the Pure Hearts and Chaos Heart
Durability: At least Large Star level+ to Galaxy level, likely Multi-Galaxy level | Multi-Universe level | Solar System level+ to Multi-Solar System level+ | At least Universe level+, likely Multi-Universe level (Capable of taking hits from Bowser powered-up by a Grand Star) | At least Universe level, possibly Universe level+ (Comparable to RPG Mario) to Multiverse level+ (Took many hits from both the complete dark power and Shiny Robo-Bowser) | Multi-Universe level (Tanked hits from King Boo) | Multi-Universe level | Universe level+. Multiverse level in Giant Form (Can tank hits from Zeekeeper) | Multiverse level+, possibly High Complex Multiverse level (Tanked hits from Dimentio). High Multiverse level+, possibly Low Hyperverse level w/ the Pure Hearts and Chaos Heart
Stamina: Very High
Range: Depends on the power up. Standard melee range to at least several dozen meters with powerups.
Standard Equipment: Hammer, Poltergust 3000 (A vacuum which captures ghosts), and various power up.
Intelligence: Not smarter than Mario, but is a combatant expert and an experienced plumber. He recently became a doctor as well.
Weaknesses: Varies but usually cowardly and clumsy. Has a phobia of ghosts.
- Thunderhand: Taught by the Thunder God. Luigi's gathers lightning in his hand and discharges it at the target for critical damage which can lower defense and attack power. There's a similar variant used in his Megastrike called "Thunder Luigi" which has a re-entry effect upon the object he strikes his lightning with.
- Super Jump: Crouches down and rocket jumps into the air, damaging anything in his path. He has a similar variant called Super Jump Punch that delivers a powerful flaming uppercut in the first strike.
- Green Missile: After charging up, he horizontally launches himself while exploding his target on contact.
- Fireballs: Luigi shoots green fireballs that can defy gravity. He can launch up to five at once in Mario Kart: Double Dash.
- Luigi Cyclone: Luigi can make a cyclone by throwing(Tornado Ball), kicking (Vortex Luigi), swinging a weapon at an object(Tornado Swing), or horizontally spinning himself.
- Negative Zone: Luigi creates a zone with varying negative effects to his opponents such as slowing down, continuous damage, or falling asleep.
- Luiginary Possession: With this power, Dreamy Luigi can possess just about anything. He has entered and altered people, objects, and even concepts like gravity and time itself. It is only really limited to Luigi's imagination, which he doesn't let run wild too often, unfortunately.
Key: Standard | In the Super Mario Bros. Film | In the Mario Party series | In the 3-D Mario games | In the RPGs | In the Luigi's Mansion series | Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | Dreamy Luigi | Paper Luigi
NOTE: The following is a more in-depth explanation of why Luigi w/ the Chaos Heart is High 2-A.
Tippi said: This sage was very wise and is even said to have written the Light Prognosticus... He was also a great magician who could control dimensions... The statements that were emboldened will come in handy later. Next...
The Light Prognosticus wrote: The Void will swallow all... Naught can stop it... unless the one protected by the dark power is destroyed. The hero with the power of eight Pure Hearts will rise to this task.
Now, please recall that Merloo wrote the Light Prognosticus. And he is saying that not even he can stop this prophecy. Of course, he controls dimensions--so Super Dimentio clearly has to be beyond his reach of power.
Believe it or not, this is actually backed up by something else. And that something else is backed up by how the manipulation of the concept of death works.
The manipulation of death, as a concept, open wide opportunities. With this, you can instantly both kill an object and on the contrary, make it immortal, depriving it of the concept of death. In addition, you can kill even conceptually immortal beings, if your concept is stronger than the concept of a target.
Now, I'm proposing that Queen Jaydes has power over the concepts of life and death, and I'll be matching what she's done to the definition of the manipulation of life and death concepts.
Not only can she instantly kill Paper Mario in a game over (the one I'm proposing is 11-D), but she can also bring Luvbi back during the post-game, even though such a Nimbi never existed, and was merely a persona of the Pure Heart.
So, she has the power to both instantly kill a target and, on the contrary, make it immortal.
Now, she stands no chance against Super Dimentio--according to the definition itself, in order to not be able to kill someone, they simply must have a stronger concept.
And what's a stronger concept than higher dimensionality? Merloo supports it, and Jaydes supports Merloo. Heck, the Pure Hearts support it, as they have infinite power when in comparison to normal characters. This is all very consistent--and, it provides great reasoning for why the Chaos Heart and Pure Hearts were needed. Everything just... adds up. This applies to all Chaos Heart users.
NOTE #2: The Standard key serves a different purpose than other keys. Unlike other keys, the Standard key draws from feats across the franchise for the sole purpose of scaling. Which is why its A.P. comes from a Yoshi's Island game while its speed hails from an M&L game. Its only purpose is to scale others from using decently consistent feats.