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“Yo-yo! Everyone got the fever? I've always got it! That's because the dance floor's hot!”
Jimmy Thang, more commonly known as Jimmy T., is a major human character in the WarioWare series. He first appeared as one of WarioWare, Inc.'s employees in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. He is an obsessive disco-dancer with a blue afro wig and a mustache that resembles musical notes. He enjoys dancing at nightclubs, particularly Club Sugar. His relatives, including his parents and siblings, all share his passion for dancing.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Jimmy is first seen in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!'s intro, called by Wario to join his "company", WarioWare, Inc., and to produce microgames for his upcoming game. Alongside Wario's other friends, he agrees.
In his own story, Jimmy frequents a dance club called Club Sugar. There, he dances to disco music and takes out his ringing cell phone. When the show's over, he leaves the club walking past people, using his cell phone to listen to another ringtone, this time a dog's barking.
Jimmy also makes a short appearance in the game's ending story. In the WarioWare headquarters, Wario runs off with the profits made from the game after he's called out on hoarding it. Jimmy is shocked, but doesn't chase after him. He later watches as Wario plummets to the ocean.
Jimmy T. is featured in three unlockable minigames in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. A tiny Jimmy appears in a two-player minigame called VS Chiritorie. At random intervals, he wanders around the screen. If he's sucked up, he clogs the vacuum cleaner that's sucking him and causes it to spit out wads of paper. Fly Swatter features Jimmy in the congratulation sequence. The minigame Paper Plane features him as the very first character looking through a window and telling the current flight time.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, it is revealed that he had a girlfriend, who dumped him because she thought that he enjoyed dancing more than spending time with her. In Club Sugar, she asks him if he liked her or dancing more. Shortly afterwards, Jimmy starts to dance, causing the woman to leave. Jimmy bursts into tears and claims that the rhythm made him do it.
Jimmy T. is one of the ten selectable characters in the multiplayer games in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!.
Jimmy's parents, Papa and Mama T., are introduced in WarioWare: Twisted!. They dance along with their son at Club Sugar. While the family's still on the dance floor, Sugar the club owner tells the Thangs that the dinner they ordered is ready. However, instead of eating, they play around with their cell phones, posing for pictures and snapping shots of themselves. Annoyed, Sugar says that their dinner is getting cold, and he finally tells Jimmy and his parents to leave Club Sugar and closes the club.
In WarioWare: Touched!, a speaker announces "Jimmy's Showtime" at Club Sugar. Jimmy appears on the dance floor as usual and receives the applause of the public. He then summons his parents and his younger siblings Jamie and James T.. The family starts to dance, but an orange bug called Scratchy the 'Fro Bug flies through Club Sugar and lands right into Jimmy's wig. This causes Jimmy's afro to feel really itchy and he starts to move erratically. However, the other Thangs think that Jimmy's moves are just another dance. After scratching the bug out of his wig, Jimmy continues dancing with his family.
After the show's end, the Thang family walk through the streets of Diamond City. Scratchy, now with a bandage on its head, reappears and flies into Jimmy's wig, causing him to move hectically again. Once again, his family thinks that he's just dancing.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Jimmy walks down to Club Sugar with an umbrella on a rainy night. While he's walking, he sees a soaked cat, and decides to give the cat his umbrella. Later, the cat, along with a lot of other cats, follow Jimmy and imitate his dance movements. Jimmy and the cats start to dance for awhile and continue to dance once they reach Club Sugar.
After their dance is finished, the cats walk out, each saying "meow." At the end, the pitied cat gives the umbrella back to Jimmy, earning a smile from him
At the end of Jimmy P.'s story, Jimmy T. pats on Jimmy P.'s shoulder, leading to the two of them facing each other.
Game & Wario
Jimmy T. is also seen in the Bowling minigame, as a bowling pin (like most other characters in the game).
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Jimmy T. makes an appearance in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. He appears in the set's version of The Clappy Trio 2, in which he replaces the rightmost member of the trio.
As with most of the series cast, Jimmy is featured as one of the collectable in the WarioWare set of Nintendo Badge Arcade.
Jimmy T. comes with his own set of microgames in all games of the WarioWare series, except for WarioWare: Smooth Moves.
For WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Jimmy created microgames of the Sports genre. As its name implies, all games involve some kind of sports. He also provides two remixes, meaning that he provides mixes of the microgames of other characters. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! does also feature Jimmy's sports microgames, plus a multiplayer game made by him, Survival Fever. Instead of sports, it features Jimmy's favorite activity, dancing.
Jimmy's microgames in WarioWare: Twisted!, involve a particular style of gameplay rather than a specific visual theme, which was also continued for the next games in the series until WarioWare: D.I.Y.. In this game, his set of microgames is called Big Tipper and requires large spins.
In WarioWare: Touched!, the name of Jimmy's set of microgames is Dance Club Rub and involves rubbing with the Stylus.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves is the only game that doesn't feature microgames of him. Instead of that, he provides a mix of microgames of other characters again, like Jimmy P. also does. And it starts at Level 2 instead of Level 1.
Jimmy's five microgames in WarioWare: Snapped! require the player's acting skills. He puts photos taken of the player into a comic strip after the end of his stage.
In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Jimmy returns to his original role and hosts a set of new Sports microgames again.
Profile page from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! manual
Hey, hey! It's Jimmy T.! Big moves, bigger wigs, and only the biggest sports games! To boogie with me, you gotta send me cell-mail. And you? You say that you and Wario are really tight? That's cool! C'mon, let's hit my favourite disco and get funky 'till dawn! I know Wario looks offbeat, but he and I go way back. Plus, he always sends me cell-mail!
Profile information from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
Website Bio from WarioWare: Touched!
"Put on your dancin' shoes and join the disco king for a rub, rub, rubdown down at Club Sugar."
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker Information
Game & Wario character card
-Groovy dancer with a sweet afro
Names in other languages