Penny

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This article is about the character in the WarioWare games. For the enemy in Hotel Mario, see Penny (enemy). For the item in Mario's Time Machine, see Penny (item).
Penny
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Penny, as she appears in WarioWare Gold.
Full name Penny Crygor
Species Human
First appearance WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006)
Latest appearance WarioWare Gold (2018)
Latest portrayal Fryda Wolff[1] (2018-present)
“To all Diamond City residents! We are now hiring experiment subjects! Experiments are guaranteed to be 100% not-entirely-lethal.”
Penny, WarioWare: Smooth Moves

Penny Crygor, most commonly just known as Penny, is Dr. Crygor's granddaughter. Her first appearance is in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. She admires her grandfather and wants to grow up to be a great scientist, though she also desires to become a famous singer[2]. She attends Diamond Academy.

History[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

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In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Penny enters a competition called the "Invent-Off" at the Diamond Academy and is put against her grandfather to see who is the best inventor. After what appeared to be a mental fight between the two, Penny pulls out her winning invention (a motorcycle) out of thin air which, for some reason, knocks Dr. Crygor down. Penny then takes one of Mike's head-mounted microphones and decided to sing a song to the cheering crowd.

Later, Penny sends her motorcycle to Wario. Wario is then sucked inside the motorcycle while using it, and is turned into Tiny Wario.

The Japanese Smooth Moves website features a blog section for the WarioWare developers. In her blog entry, Penny posts a photo of her going to the beach wih Dr. Crygor and states she loves her grandfather dearly despite his reputation as a "creep" and a "weirdo". In the comments, Penny responds to a comment left by Ashley explaining her bodysuit was created by her grandfather and can adjust itself to any temperature.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

Penny explaining animation to Wario

In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Penny helps the player and Wario create microgames. As such, she leads the game's tutorials. During the tutorial, she is paired up with Wario who serves as her student as well as the player. She frequently makes sarcastic quips toward Wario's intelligence and patience, though she is quick to apologize when Wario gets offended.

Game & Wario[edit]

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In Game & Wario, Penny appears as the host of the multiplayer minigame Fruit, where she gives tips to the "agent" player and reacts to set pieces (such as reactivating the lights when they're turned off).

Like most of the other WarioWare developers, Penny is in the Bowling minigame depicted as a pin.

As with the other WarioWare characters, Penny makes an appearance in Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece Collection, a series of video showcasing pictures of often questionable quality made in the game's Miiverse Sketch mode. Penny's video is themed after drawings of Prince Shōtoku, an important ruler in Japanese history.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

Penny telling her grandfather of her plans to become a pop-star.

With Wario asking for her assistance, Penny appears as the final host of the Twist League in WarioWare Gold. In her story, she develops a potion she calls the Tonally Transformative Elixir, which she hopes will give her the voice she needs to become a famous singer. She uses Dr. Crygor as a test subject, but all that occurs is a slight increase in pitch in his voice and a major stomachache. She then makes an elixir to combat the stomachache, which succeeds, but it is implied the effects of the Tonally Transformative Elixir will not wear off any time soon. Later, during the Dancing Team set of the Ultra League, she arrives with Mona, Jimmy T., Mike, Fronk, Young Cricket and Master Mantis, Kat and Ana, and Dr. Crygor to assist Manager Joe in filling up his new nightclub, Club Joe. After Dr. Crygor and Master Mantis, albeit unintentionally, drive off almost everyone in the club with their dance moves, Penny decides that the thing that really draws people in is music, and proceeds to sing very angelically, which almost instantly fills the nightclub up. She later joins in the party, no doubt continuing to sing. At the very end, she along with all of Wario's friends, split the money Wario gained from the Wario Bowl tournament, much to Wario's own dismay.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix[edit]

Penny's appearance in the Rhythmware set

Penny makes a cameo appearance in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. She and Dr. Crygor appear in the background during the set's version of Fillbots, which now features Mike as one of the models of robots being filled with liquid.

Nintendo Badge Arcade[edit]

Penny as the Happy Mask Salesman

As with most of the series cast, Penny is featured as one of the collectable in the WarioWare set of Nintendo Badge Arcade.

Penny is also featured in a set of badges parodying The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The set has Penny dressed as the Happy Mask Salesman.

Appearance[edit]

Penny is a young girl with red-orange hair and fair skin. Her hairstyle consists of two braids with two long strands on the top with a bang swept to the left and a heart accessory at the right, blush cheeks, and she wears round glasses.

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, she wears a completely zipped pink dress-like lab coat with a collar and a red trim at the bottom with slightly puffy sleeves, black puffy pants, and pink boots. She also has brown eyes.


As of WarioWare: D.I.Y. and Game & Wario, she wears a black bodysuit with a pink heart at the chest, a white lab coat with two large heart-shaped pockets and rolled up sleeves revealing pink cuffs, along with pink gloves and retains her pink boots.

In WarioWare Gold, her appearance remains the same with a few differences. Her eyes are now blue, her bang is thicker, the heart-shaped pockets on her lab coat are pink, her heart headpiece is bigger, she doesn't reatain her gloves, and the pink color of her outfit is lighter. In a fantasy, she wears a pink short-sleeved dress with a long magenta ribbon at the neck with a matching pair of magenta headphones with pink stars, and pink flat shoes.

Quotes[edit]

  • "I started learning forms to satisfy my intellectual curiosity! I thought the Finger Food, the Boxer, and the Mortar and Pestle would be a good start for me, and now I think I'm pretty good at them! I get the feeling that this hard work will pay off in the FORM of a new invention! Hee Hee Hee!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • Wario (after being shown the Balloon POP! microgame for an art-creation tutorial): Ah, I get it! It's a balloon-popping game!
Penny: Actually, it's a present-dropping game!
Wario: Yeah, yeah. Same thing.
Penny: But... But they're not, really... -WarioWare: D.I.Y.

Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece video[edit]

  • [on a drawing of a person with a baton and hat] 人がすさそうな太子さまですねっ! "The person is the virtuous-seeming Taishi-sama, eh~!"
  • [on a drawing of a person that looks like a cricket/baseball batter] ボールを打とうとしているところでしょうか? "They're just about to strike the ball, aren't they?"
  • [on a drawing of a three people, similar to this portrait] あの有名な肖像画かな?では真ん中が太子さまですねっ! "Isn't this the famous portrait? So, the one in the middle is Taishi-sama, eh~!"
  • [on a drawing of a large gown-wearing person] この太子さまはきっとお金待ちだと思いますっ! "I think this Taishi-sama looks a little like a rich person~!"
  • [on a drawing of a person with a big baton] かわいい!子供のころの姿でしょうか? "Cuuute! This is his childhood appearance, isn't it?"
  • [on a drawing of a a mustached Elvis-looking face] 私のマンションの管理人さんにそっくりです! "It's identical to my condo superintendent!"

Official profile[edit]

Game & Wario character card[edit]

-Dr. Crygor's granddaughter
-Middle school student
-Loves math and science
-Prefers single-ply toilet paper

WarioWare Gold character card[edit]

  • Rank CThis middle-school student has two great loves: singing and inventing! She hopes to be a pop star someday.
  • Rank BThe heart-shaped ornaments she wears in her hair are actually high-tech. They fire missiles!
  • Rank APenny has made a number of brilliant tech creations, but they often escape and run amok in Diamond City.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fryda Wolff's website (August 04, 2018)
  2. ^ Penny's blog entry at the official Japanese WarioWare: Smooth Moves website