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Artwork of Wanda.
Full Name Wanda
Species Fairy[1]
First Appearance Mario & Wario (1993)

Wanda[1] is a fairy who first appeared in the Japanese-only Super Famicom game, Mario & Wario. In the game's storyline, she is the fabled subject of a mythical forest, but when Mario is attacked by Wario in her domain, she takes it upon herself to guide him to safety.[2]


Mario & Wario[edit]

Wanda guiding a blinded Mario through a stage of Mario & Wario.

In the game Mario & Wario, the player controlled Wanda using the Super Famicom Mouse, providing a safe pathway for the aimlessly-wandering Princess Peach, Mario, and Yoshi, who have had buckets and other objects dropped on their heads by Wario and were all separated from Luigi. Her role is to create safer pathways by utilizing her magic wand to alter the surroundings of the environments and obstacles that were in the way of the blinded heroes. If she was not able to clear the obstacles in front of the blinded characters, the level would not be able to completed as the blinded characters would not be able to reach their target destination. During the bonus minigames after every ten courses, she uses a hammer to hit Wario's plane for coins. In the ending, Wanda would be seen presenting the "THANK YOU" message on the screen as the heroes defeat Wario and celebrate her success.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Wanda in volume 9 of Super Mario-Kun.

Wanda appears briefly in volume 9 of the Japanese-exclusive manga series Super Mario-Kun. Bowser, however, crushes her, and Bowser transforms into a fairy.

Wanda makes a notable appearance in the eleventh volume. The portion that she appears in is based on the story from Wario's Woods. Additionally, her role mimics that of the Sprite from that game. In this issue, Wanda arrives to Peach's Castle Garden and searches for help in order to support her as she tries to stop Wario and his plans. Eventually, Wanda finds the heroes Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Yoshi throughout her search and the four agree to help her on her quest to stopping Wario.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

While Wanda herself does not appear in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the description for the Bucket trophy mentions her role in Mario and Wario.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンダ[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Super Smash Bros. Melee, Bucket trophy (set to English).
  2. ^ Mario & Wario instruction booklet, page 2.
  3. ^ Mario & Wario instruction booklet, pages 2 & 6.
  4. ^ Super Smash Bros. Melee, Bucket trophy (set to Japanese).