Jun 3rd, 2014

[Note: Some of the videos linked contain songs with explicit lyrics.]

Mario Kart 8 released last Friday and it has quickly become the fastest selling game on the Wii U. Despite the critical acclaim, something else is taking players by storm, and that’s Luigi’s Death Stare. Luigi’s character model in the game has something of a notorious following, as folks around Twitter and Reddit have taken to capturing .gifs and videos of the infamous stare, making for some pretty funny situations.


The above video showcases what we’re talking about and if you’re eager for more of Luigi being a stone cold badass, be sure and check out this collection of videos as well. We never knew Mario’s younger brother was such a killer!

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  • Magnus Eriksson

    Psychopathic look. He enjoys the killing…

    • oh my god! yea!

    • Officer Raichu
      • Daniel Gonzalez

        He looks very depressed.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Maybe this game should be rated M.

    • RockieOllie

      Luigi’s a psychopath and dK is a troll


      • MujuraNoKamen

        OMG that’s brilliant!

    • darkcreap

      I do not like what he does to Toadette 🙁 . She’s my favourite character 🙁 . I shall take revenge.

      • WT Herrod Jr.

        Sorry, the fact that she looks so obliviously happy and then he comes back and just ruins her makes it that much better lol

        • Cdwoods

          It looks as if she’s crying, that just isnt her day there.

      • Kevin Malone

        She had what was coming: You can clearly see her trying to bribe Luigi. Luigi may be a bad-ass and a cold piece, but he is also clearly anti-corruption.

    • Rinslowe

      Hahaha. Oh poor Luigi. He brought is A game and now he’s been possessed by it all…
      But hang on, nothing gets killed. Sadist yes. Killer? Never.

    • Adrian Brown
      • Sdudyoy

        Good, now everyone will know of the next big murderer.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        More publicity for Wii U 😀

      • Mario

        Even Nintendo is aware of this!

  • Matt Cameron


  • SleepySkullhead

    lol I don’t normally listen to these songs, but they fit so well.

  • Officer Raichu

    watch these videos with this


    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Well he does sit in the shadows of his brother. It was bound to happen.

  • MetroidZero


  • haha Luigi my new Hero. Awesome!

  • Sdudyoy

    Well, I didn’t know Luigi was a psychopath, and he’s been my favorite racer since the first Mario kart game too.

  • Jack

    I laughed so hard at this. Funniest thing all day.

  • Lusunup

    this are hilarious awesome!!!
    Especially since luigi is my main! xD

  • Sam

    Maybe this will get some people to buy?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Nah, but people will buy it nonetheless.

    • gerb1977

      What it may do is show up in front of a bunch of people who habent been paying attention to video games and they will remember how much they loved Mario Kart at one point or another and interest in Nintendo will spike, at least for the moment. If nothing else it keeps Nintendo squarely in front of the masses until E3 and if they have enough then to hold some interest then you may see a comeback of sorts.

  • gamingpalooza

    Luigi has one of those “bad motherf*cker” wallets.

  • Zakariyya Al-Quran
    • Zach Cruz

      they are going to have to reevaluate that chart since they sold that many game sales in the first weekend alone. E3 is likely to spike even more sales as well.

      • Roadkill409

        the game has been out for a week? Time has flew by!

        • Ibi Salmon

          Weekend. Not week.

          • Roadkill409

            I know, I was giving him a hard time. He has updated it, but it originally said “week” alone. No big deal, it is just nice to see a game on the Wii U selling good in a short amount of time. I hope it sells well and more people see that there are other good games on the system too.
            It was a great idea to offer a free download with the game. I can see the Nintendo brains hard at work brainstorming asking themselves how they could get more games in people’s hands. This was a great idea. Pick a free game from a good list of games and see just how good the games are on Nintendo.

          • Zach Cruz

            I orginally said weekend, never did I say week. All good though 🙂

          • Roadkill409

            I must have read it wrong. Sorry about that. I must have been reading too fast.

          • Zach Cruz

            I can’t wait to see what this new zelda looks like, If they say 1080p and looks and runs like the tech demo! ermmmmagerd

          • Roadkill409

            That would be awesome for sure. I remember that tech demo you are talking about. It has been years so maybe it looks even better! I know they can make a great Zelda game. The series has all the ingredients for a truly epic game in all aspects!
            I guess we will find out soon. E3 is just around the corner. I just hope they make the game less hand holding than recent entries.

          • Ibi Salmon

            Indeed. The promotion was what influenced my decision to pick up the Mario Kart bundle.

            Though, depending on the region you live in, the list of games that do apply can vary.

        • Zach Cruz

          Time flies when youre having fun playing mario kart!

          • Roadkill409

            Too true! Have fun Mario Karting!

    • Jason

      I remember that chart. They actually though that in MK8’s lifetime, that it would only sell 1.2 million copies… well it sold 1.2 million copies in THREE DAYS!!!

      • Nothing5555

        No it was actually a projection based on a ratio of current Wii U sold thus far and truth be told they were pretty spot on.

        • Michael DeVore

          No, they are and were full of hot air. Any stats major would be able to point out several fundamental flaws in their assumptions that sales would remain proportional. If they understood anything about stats Double Dash should have been a red flag that assuming that the ratios would remain any where close when system sales are low. But that’s what you get from people who lack the basic understanding of statistics.

          • Daniel Carvalho

            That chart forgot to take in consideration the time of their launch, the console they were from, the hype generated by each title and many other variations. I have never seen a Mario Kart game generate so much hype, specially for a console that has been selling so poorly.

            You also have to take in consideration Nintendo’s strategy by giving free titles for those who purchase and register a Mario Kart 8 copy on the Club Nintendo. We’re also talking about the very first HD Mario Kart game!

            In other words, that chart was way off in every sense, from the lack of knowledge about their own data (Double Dash proved low console sales don’t equal low ratio of game sales) and about external factors (hype, for example).

      • matt

        And they said it wont sell wiiu’s Hmm its outsold xbox1 for 3 weeks and ps4 for the last 2 days…in the UK.


        88% of the uk sales were the Mariokart8 32GB wiiu.

    • Nate

      Their biggest mistake was adding in handhelds into the calculation as the attach ratio for consoles was much higher than for portable systems.

      They also failed to adjust for release date relative to market maturity of the system, or whether or not the release helped move systems, enabling greater software sales.

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    This is funny as hell

  • gamesplayswill

    I haven’t laughed at that kinda thing in a while!! XD

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    A death stare on Luigi doesn’t look all that intimidating. Not from a cartoony character anyway. I do have to admit. It does have that entertainment factor to it.

    • Magnus Gonzalez

      what an asinine comment. Really? Did you really have to go there? idiot

  • Zach Cruz

    Donkey Kong makes some good stares as well, if anyones looking to race me and a few friends play quite often, ID-> TheCruzKing

  • Squid

    We have two Nintendo Psychos now… Villager and Luigi

  • Phoenix Maybe

    That’s what happens when you don’t make the Year of Luigi every year.

  • bistricky

    Now that is funny and will only help sell more Mario Kart 8 ….. that is the best form of advertising …. the free ‘psycho death stare Luigi” kind. 😀

    • bistricky

      Oh wow, that you can get as a t-shirt …… SOLD!

    • Phoenix Maybe

      They need to make a shirt like that only with Luigi looking at the bullet bill with his death stare while punching it.

      • Rinslowe

        “What if”…
        On the front you see Luigi from behind his fist stretching back into the pic with bullet bills same expression as it hits. And on the back from bullet bills perspective showing Luigi’s death stare from the same scene…

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Can you blame him?

  • lonewolf

    I am concerned that nintendo could fix this with a patch.

    • Andrew Gonzalez

      I doubt it, whatever brings more attention to the game is good.

    • darkcreap

      I hope not, it would be stupid. I mean, it is simply funny, but not offensive. And as @Andrew Gonzalez says, it brings more attention to the game.

    • Michael Ocampo

      It’s not just Luigi that looks at the others I’m sure, they just chose him for the joke like Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing in Mario Party.

      • lonewolf

        Yeah I know but I guess he has the creepiest look maybe?

    • Clel

      Lol I doubt that Nintendo ‘accidentally’ made Luigi look that gangsta

  • WT Herrod Jr.

    My sides hurt so bad from laughing, this is the first thing I’m going to show my wife when I get home

  • Roadkill409

    that is awesome. too funny. You have to love the Internet

  • Donaald
    • Kevin Malone

      Luigi could have taken out that red shell with his stare alone.

    • darkcreap

      Pure evil.

    • Kevin Malone

      The Villager is the ultimate passive-aggressive killer.

      • NintendoNoob

        Oops, I just dropped a pot on your head. Aww this axe accidentally just went right through your head

    • Jon

      If could only imagine the expression on the villagers face… I’d be S**ting myself too.

    • Rinslowe

      Yeah, ever since RE4. Gamer’s have feared villagers the world over, lol.

      • sd

        RE4, such an awesome game.

        • Rinslowe

          When that game came out I was living in hotels for six months on a project that had me hopping from city to city. I took my Gamecube in my suitcase and would choose the hotel by whether or not they had a suitably large enough TV in the room for me to game on. My two partners in crime at the time would live in my room most nights while we played it after work.
          It took a while to get through the game, but it was magic. It was also about the time when I started the shift to mostly PC gaming shortly after…

          Quite fond of RE4…

          • sd

            That’s an awesome gaming story. But yes it is one of my all time favourite games and for me the best RE game made to date.

          • Xeon2

            I prefer the RE remake, but I can’t deny the quality of RE4 and how replayable that game is.

    • john

      Maybe he’s just OCD and freaking out because his hat has a loose thread.

    • Sean Jarret

      Of course Luigi fears the villager – didn’t you guys unlock the secret mansion? That villager on the right is scarey!


  • rfisher1228

    Best post ever, I can’t stop laughing and I’m sitting in a meeting at work. Good Stuff!

  • Cdwoods

    Everyone, look at the toads in the background of the first video.. itll change the video for you forever lol..

  • luigi is the best. When I get the game, I think I know who I am going to use now.

  • Kevin Malone

    He learned from the best. You’ve created an even more ruthless monster, Mario.

  • DC777

    When something like this catches on…well you just can’t make this shit up. Priceless.

  • TheMoeses

    add me guys to your friend list…. TheMoeses

  • nWo4liFe

    I’ve been catching some hilarious stuff on MKTV. I had Peach bopping her head side to side after she hit Ludwig with a shell and passed him. Sort of look like “Yea, whatever bitch =)”. I also had Wario looking at the Blue Shell’s shadow on a wall before it hit him, and right before it did, his eyes were all bugged out as he looked above it lol. I love the freaking game.

  • Nate

    Nintendo has an awesome viral phenomenon on their hands and I can’t help but feel this was totally accidental. All I can picture is Miyamoto pulling some intern aside to ask, “what’s the twitter?”

  • anthony optimo

    The Luigi stink eye.

  • I knew he was gonna break sooner or later 🙁 always living in the shadow of his brother.

  • Rick van der Linde

    Makes me want to race with Luigi

  • Maxwell Baumgarten

    – on tumblr its NOT EVEN FUNNY like every other post is a luigi death stare and its gr9

  • Moyack

    I think it’s time for a new game with Luigi as a villain..

    • J_Joestar

      So Luigi for Shadow Boss?

  • Daniel Carvalho
  • Jon

    The year of Luigi is over… Luigi is out the change that

    • The Unkown

      The year of Luigi is over when Luigi says its over.

  • LukeMM95

    Luigi ain’t taking no shit this year!

  • Santanata

    the first video should be a nintendo commercial

  • Pinky Peach

    If you look carefully Mario also has that kind of stare… At least that’s what I have seen.

  • Pilu Skifte Grønvold

    Luigi’s death stare gonna save the Wii U lol

  • Guest

    Those looks on their faces….

  • Guest
    • CommanderBlue

      Daisy’s face says it all.

      • J_Joestar

        So he is the serious and methodical kinda evil while she looks like the crazy psycho kind.

        • CommanderBlue

          Maybe Daisy was a yandere all along.

  • Ha! I posted about this on Miiverse when It was starting to get popular! 😀 https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAAAYUKlWsXHnog

  • steveb944

    This is the best post EVER. Saved to my favorites for all eternity.

  • aldo2410

    That´s it, now Luigi is going to be my choice for online races

  • Fernandogms

    The Wii U will Rise and Big Time!

  • Miles “Tails” Prower

    At least mario kart tv is being put to good use! XD

  • dragoon3646

    Calling it now, Luigi saved Nintendo.

    • ben

      I hate to admit it, but you could be right.

      When something like this takes off people want to be a part of it.
      Nintendo must have known how they made Luigi look in this game. It is like they are showing all their anger towards the press and the people who talk smak about them through Luigi in Mariokart.

  • Purple


  • matt

    Well WiiU has outsold xbox1 for 3 weeks now in the UK and for the last 2 days it’s outsold ps4 mariokart8 is taking wiiu to the top just as i predicted oh i said expect same huge sales as other Nintendo platforms with Mariokart8 easy.


    • sd

      Its too early to say. This sales run was pretty obvious. Nintendo could keep the momentum going. But they will only do this if they release more games in July, August, September etc. As it stands they dont have a release date for any of their other games in the west ( as far as I am aware). The only game with a release date is sonic in November. If they wait until October/November to release their other games then sales will once again have collapsed.

      Hopefully at E3 they give us release dates.

      • Commander Jim

        This. Mario Kart will give the Wii U a brief boost, but Nintendo has nothing to keep the momentum going against the other consoles which both have a massive lineup between now and november. Though sadly somewhat lessened with Arkham Knight’s delay.
        I’d like to see the Wii U stage a comeback, but I just dont see them riding out the rest of the year on MK8 and the few offerings they have lined up.

        • sd

          Quite a few of the games are being pushed back to next year on the other systems. At least 6 that I have heard about that were initially thought 2014 will now be 2015.

          But yes I do agree, it was very obvious that MK8 would massively increase sales. My prediction was a million units in the first month or two from MK8. The issue is where are any other games. Nintendo have yet to announce a release date for anything else outside of Japan. Hopefully E3 will change that. Unless they release another 5-6 big games this year (the ones they promised in 2013) then the Wii U will be done and a new console will be out Nov 2016 and announced at E3 next year.
          But I hope they just release a heap of great games to lift sales.

    • sd

      Oh I forgot xbox sales will slump. 3 weeks ago they announced the price reduced kinectless bundle. So obviously sales of the xbox one will fall until then.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Wow XBox One lost to Wii U here!? Cool. But where’s all the XBox doom and gloom crap like us Nintendo fans have to put up with.

  • ConCity Soldier
  • Yeah, I went there

  • MujuraNoKamen

    On a random note, is it just me or is there not as much hype for E3 this year. I think it’s gonna be a great one but normally there’s articles speculating, doing opinions, polls etc but now we’re less than a week away and there’s not much happening online.

  • Cdwoods

    I just figured out that this made news. Wow, this is actually shocking to be honest.

  • Marcel Kleine

    Now I know why Shy Guy is shy


  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    Give me the Creaps

  • Toughguy

    I think we’re ready Nintendo

  • Pokémon Fan

    It is… Luigi!

  • LordiMcKill

    Just look at this Death Stare!

  • JudgeMethos

    Friggin hilarious! I thought it was just me doin slo mo that he looked like that. Never woulda thought it was a death stare! I figured he was just like, “get outta here, b*tch!”

  • It’s the new Weegee!

  • J_Joestar

    just as keikaku

  • ActivesiN

    hes become desensitized after years of killing goombas and koopas

  • Moreck

    This is the greatest post on the internet right now. I can’t stop watching the videos

  • Forbsz

    I saw this picture and thought i’d just crop mario kart 8 into it

  • Destructonator101

    Forget Dr. Hannibal Lecter, we have Luigi to worry about!

  • Mr Lupa Plays