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Sprite of a Stankulus in Wario: Master of Disguise
First appearance Wario: Master of Disguise (2007)

Stankulus is an enemy in Wario: Master of Disguise. It is a bronze statue of a naked muscular man that appears under a staircase in the lobby of the Smithsnorian Museum in episode 3. Stankulus is completely immobile and attacks Wario by shooting electric balls out of its armpit. It can be destroyed with any attack. Stankulus' name is a pun on Spartacus.

In-game description[edit]

The bronze statue of a long-lost athlete sports the world's finest armpits, which emit a fine mist that smells vaguely of cantelope.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミテのヘラクレイシス
Mite no Herakureishisu
Play on「ミロのヴィーナス」(Miro no Vīnasu, Venus de Milo), 「ヘラクレス」(Herakuresu, Hercules), and「イシス」(Ishisu, Isis)

German Gestankules
Portmanteau of "gestank" (stench) and "Hercules"
Italian Ascellus
The word "ascella" (arm pit) transformed into an Ancient Greek/Roman name