Lulu

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Lulu
Artwork of Lulu in WarioWare: Get It Together!
Artwork from WarioWare: Get It Together!
Species Human
First appearance WarioWare Gold (2018)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Move It! (2023)
Portrayed by Alejandra Cazares[1] (2018-present)
“Fun's over! I'm taking back what's mine!”
Lulu, WarioWare Gold

Lulu is a character in the WarioWare series, introduced in WarioWare Gold. She is the self-proclaimed hero of Luxeville. After Wario steals the Pot of Luxeville, Lulu becomes angry with him and travels to Diamond City to get the pot back. She is often seen carrying the Hydrocannon LX and is occasionally accompanied by Ruffington. Lulu makes multiple appearances in cutscenes throughout the game and assists the player in the final stage against Wario Deluxe. She can also clear Wario Deluxe's obstacles in the game mode Wario Interrupts. She reappears in WarioWare: Get It Together! as one of the playable characters, now being an employee of WarioWare, Inc., though she retains her grudge against Wario.

Lulu's appearance is based on that of Alice, the protagonist of the Game Boy game Balloon Kid and its Japan-exclusive Game Boy Color rerelease Balloon Fight GB.[2] This connection is hinted in WarioWare Gold, in which Lulu flies around with a balloon in her character trailer, and WarioWare: Get It Together!, in which she is controlled similarly to Alice in her games.

History[edit]

WarioWare Gold[edit]

Lulu and Ruffington returning to Luxeville with the pot.
Lulu goes to Luxeville with the pot

After Wario steals the golden pot from Luxeville, Lulu can be seen trying to challenge Wario from the crowd in the Diamond City Stadium. Wario brushes her aside and continues his speech, and Lulu runs off to train. After every second, sixth, and tenth microgame set is cleared, Lulu can be seen preparing for her confrontation with Wario, but often gets distracted. She also appears in the epilogue cutscene of Young Cricket & Master Mantis's story.

In the final stage of the game, Wario uses the Pot of Luxeville as his crown and becomes Wario Deluxe. After a certain amount of microgames, Wario starts to cheat and hide the control scheme hints of the next microgame. Lulu then launches herself onto Wario and starts distracting him, so the control scheme hints return. After the Boss Stage is beaten, Lulu reclaims the Pot of Luxeville from Wario by squirting it off him with the Hydrocannon LX. She then reveals to Wario that the pot is actually used in Luxeville as a chamber pot. After the announcement, Wario gladly gives the pot back to Lulu, who then returns to Luxeville.

After returning to Luxeville with the pot in tow, Pops reveals to Lulu that the village recently installed a modern toilet, making Lulu's efforts in getting the potty back all for naught.

In Wario Interrupts, she can be summoned to distract Wario for the next three microgames, preventing any of his distractions from happening. To summon her, a small gauge in the corner must be filled up by completing microgames. After Wario throws her off, the gauge resets.

In her character trailer, she receives a camera from Pops and flies around using a balloon to take pictures of all the main cast. During her descent to meet Young Cricket & Master Mantis, she pops the balloon of a Balloon Bird from Balloon Fight. She ends by taking a selfie with Wario, who is sleeping, and pinning the photos on his wall.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

Joe, Lulu, Jimmy T, Young Cricket, and Master Mantis at Feelin' Groovy Fitness
Lulu at Feelin' Groovy Fitness

Lulu appears in WarioWare: Get It Together!, now employed at WarioWare, Inc. despite retaining her disdain for Wario. However, her disdain is offset by her still-enduring adoration for Young Cricket (referencing her appearance in his story in WarioWare Gold). In the game's story mode, she appears in the opening cutscene, eating food alongside Kat & Ana. She, along with the rest of the WarioWare, Inc. employees, gets sucked in the game world due to Wario's actions.

Lulu appears in the intro of Jimmy T's stage where she does an aerobics performance with him, Young Cricket, Master Mantis, and Joe.

Lulu appears in the post-game story where she is trapped in a cage in the Thrill Ride tower. When Wario and co. reach the tower, they free Lulu and she joins the rest of the employees chasing down the mysterious creature who initially kidnapped her. In the pre-stage cutscene for Showdown, as the gang are climbing the beanstalk, the mysterious creature flies past them, with Lulu recognizing it. Upon clearing the Showdown stage, it is revealed that the creature was Pyoro, and Lulu is curious to why he entered their game.

As a playable character, Lulu is controlled with Left Stick moving her left and right. Pressing A Button makes her float upwards, and she can float continously by holding A Button. With this ability, she excels in applying upwards pressure to objects (e.g. Stop the Stopper and So Kneady, the 2 microgames that deem her a good fit). Lulu is slow when descending, but tilting Left Stick down makes her perform a ground pound, quickly dropping downwards. Her ground pound can be canceled in midair by releasing Left Stick. This allows the player to drop Lulu to the ground with accuracy (e.g. Choo-Choo Choose). However, her horizontal movement is notably much slower than most characters, and while she moves much faster in the air, her movement is only slightly slower than flying characters. As a result, she is effective in moving objects vertically, but not horizontally (e.g. Slime Time, the only microgame considered a bad fit). Lulu has 131 microgames that deem her an average fit, and 51 and 27 games (respectively) that deem her a below-average and above-average fit.

WarioWare: Move It![edit]

Lulu struggling with a fish in WarioWare: Move It!
Lulu struggling to escape a fish in WarioWare: Move It!

Lulu appears again in WarioWare: Move It!, where she joins the rest of the WarioWare employees on their vacation to Caresaway Island. Lulu appears at the start of Mona's stage, Mermaid Meet and Greet, where she is seen spraying a fish with her Hydrocannon LX while swimming, and she also reappears at the end of said stage, where she is struggling to escape from the same fish's mouth. Mona acts quickly and saves her.

Lulu, Orbulon, and the Oinker in Remix 1's cutscene from WarioWare: Move It!
Lulu in the Oinker

Lulu herself hosts the first remix stage, Not-So-Relaxing Rapids. In the intro cutscene, she plays around in Orbulon's Oinker, and rides in it after accidentally activating it, ricocheting off the walls of the beach house. After Penny, Ashley and Dr. Crygor cause an explosion from an experiment, the beach house falls into the nearby rapids and launches everyone onto a tour bus. After the stage is cleared, everyone watches in awe of a statue of King Caresaway the First, but quickly switches to worry when their beach house falls down and demolishes the statue.

Lulu appears with the rest of the WarioWare cast in the final stage of the game, Lava at First Sight, where they all dance to defeat Volcano Wario. After Wario is freed, everyone enjoys their vacation except Wario, who is trapped inside a temple.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

WarioWare Gold character card[edit]

  • Rank CA mysterious little girl who barged into Wario's game tournament. Lulu has shockingly good reflexes.
  • Rank BLulu's favorite things to eat are slabs o' fried meat and extra-nutty cookies. Sleepy after a meal.
  • Rank ALulu has a knack for packing all sorts of things inside her ribbon. Snacks, weapons, you name it.

WarioWare: Get It Together! character description[edit]

  • "This Luxeville kid is as pesky as she is plucky. She's an adoring fan of Cricket (whether he likes it or not)."

WarioWare, Inc. Official Site[edit]

You? Beat me? In your wildest dreams!
"I'm Lulu, the hero of Luxeville! And now that you're here, this is your big chance to read ALL about me!"

  • Skills: "Video games! I'm Luxeville's top player!"
  • Likes: "Nothing beats grabbing on to a balloon and soaring off to new horizons! That's how I got to Diamond City."
  • Favorite foods: "That's easy. Luxeville jam, slabs o' fried meat, and extra-nutty cookies!"
  • The hair ribbon: "It's not just a fashion accessory! I use it to hide snacks and weapons!"
  • About Wario: "I couldn't stand him at first because he ran off with the pot of Luxeville, but we've been through a lot, and now he's a friend."
  • Someone you like: "That would be Cricket! He's strong and sweet and the absolute best!"
  • Hopes and dreams: "Me and Cricket are gonna go back to Luxeville together and— Hey, I'm not telling you this!"
  • CEO Comment: "Lulu's from this Luxeville place. I don't know how she turned into such a wild child! She claims to be the best gamer in her hometown—but that's only because no one else plays! She should take a leaf from my book and be more honest... or at least use those wild instincts of hers to sniff me out some treasure! Wahaha!"

Portrayals[edit]

  • Alejandra Cazares (English; 2018-present)
  • Mako Muto (Japanese; 2018-present)
  • Clara Schwarze (NOE Spanish; 2018-present)[3]
  • Leyla Rangel (2018; NOA Spanish)[4]
  • Nycolle González (2021-present; NOA Spanish)[5]
  • Nelly Rebibo (French; 2018-present)[6]
  • Paulina Weiner (German; 2018-present)[7]
  • Patrizia Scianca (Italian; 2018-present)[8]

Quotes[edit]

  • "That Wario guy is the worst!"
  • "I'll wipe that stupid mustache right off his stupid face!"
  • "Huh...?"
  • "Yeah! RAINBOW!"
  • "If I'm gonna face Wario..."
  • "I gotta carb up!"
  • "Hungry, little guy?"
  • "Gotta get goin'..."
  • "Lulu, the greatest hero ever..."
  • "Huh?! Wh-what time is it?"
  • "Oh no! I fell asleep! WARIO'S GONNA GET AWAY!"
  • "Thanks for the snuggles!"

Wario: Getting too tough kid? You can always give up!
Lulu: NEVER! Yah! Fun's over! I'm taking back what's mine! Hey! Hey, you! I'll take care of Wario here. You go and win this thing!
Wario: Let go!

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Lulu.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルールー[9]
Rūrū
Lulu

Chinese 露露
Lùlù
Lulu

Dutch Lulu
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French Lulu
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German Lulu
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Italian Lulu
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Korean 루루
Lulu
Lulu

Portuguese Lulu
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Russian Лулу[10]
Lulu
Lulu

Spanish Lulú
Lulu

Trivia[edit]

  • Before the reveal of her name, a Famitsu article on WarioWare Gold calls Lulu onnanoko, which means "young girl". Onnanoko is also the name of a character in Wrecking Crew '98 who has a similar appearance to Lulu.[11] However, it is likely this resemblance is coincidental, as Lulu is more closely based on Alice from Balloon Kid.
  • Lulu is the only character on the box art of WarioWare Gold to not have her own set of microgames in said game.
    • She is also the only character in the game to receive an alarm clock souvenir despite not having her own set of microgames. It uses some of the intro microgames from Wario's stages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tumblr
  2. ^ (August 17, 2023). Post by Supper Mario Broth. suppermariobroth.com. Retrieved August 17, 2023. (Archived August 17, 2023, 22:41:51 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  3. ^ WarioWare Gold (2018). DoblajeVideojuegos.es (European Spanish). Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  4. ^ 31 Horas México (January 15, 2019). Characters and Voice Actors - WarioWare Gold (Latin America Spanish). YouTube (Latin American Spanish). Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  5. ^ 31 Horas México (January 19, 2021). Characters and Voice Actors - WarioWare: Get It Together! (Latin America Spanish). YouTube (Latin American Spanish). Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  6. ^ WarioWare : Gold (Jeu vidéo). Doublanim (French). Retrieved June 25, 2024.
  7. ^ Paulina Weiner. Voice Base (German). Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  8. ^ AntonioGenna.net presenta: IL MONDO DEI DOPPIATORI - EXTRA: VIDEOGAMES "WarioWare Gold". AntonioGenna.net (Italian). Retrieved June 25, 2024.
  9. ^ Made in Wario Gorgeous official website
  10. ^ NintendoRU. (January 31, 2019). WarioWare Gold — трейлер Лулу (Nintendo 3DS). Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  11. ^ WarioWare Gold Magazine Scan