Talk:Big Wiggler

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They originated in Mario Kart Wii![edit]

Hello? They originated in Mario Kart Wii. What I don't get is this: "They make their first Mario Kart appearance in Mario Kart 7. They replace the already-giant Wigglers in Maple Treeway, because the normal Wiggler is a playable character." That doesn't even make any sense! The Wigglers in Mario Kart 7 are the exact same size as those in Mario Kart Wii! The Wigglers in Mario Kart Wii weren't normal ones! WHAT? --Schmerpin 17:12, 22 May 2012 (EDT)

Yes I agree. MarioKart7player (talk) 15:58, 12 February 2015 (EST)

Mega Wiggler[edit]

Big Wiggler shoud be called Mega Wiggler. It sounds a lot better. Who changed it? MarioKart7player (talk) 15:58, 12 February 2015 (EST)

The wiki always prefers using official names over non-official names. Currently, "Big Wiggler" had an official source, while "Mega Wiggler" did not, so that's why it was moved. Regardless of what "sounds" better, the official name trumps anything else. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Ok, well I think Mega Wiggler sounds better. MarioKart7player (talk) 17:28, 12 February 2015 (EST)

Super Mario 64[edit]

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I think the Wiggler boss from Super Mario 64 should get a mention in some capacity on here, as unlike other large Wiggler bosses/characters (like the ones from several later RPGs), it is treated as larger-than-normal in-game; not only is it on the giant part of the island, but it outright shrinks down to normal size after being defeated, eventually falling through the floor. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 07:47, 14 February 2019 (EST)

Hmmm... I wonder what does the Japanese encyclopedia calls it... I'd assume that it is called "Hanachan". --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 13:03, 3 March 2019 (EST)
It's "Hanachan" like in the game, but we do see an obvious size difference when the Power Star is relinquished. But on the other hand, both the Player's Guide and official website claim that Mario is the resized one (despite inconsistencies between the islands), even though the enemies are considered to be different. Also, maybe it's just me, but the size that Wiggler shrinks to seems to be different between versions, with Super Mario 64 becoming tinier than it should and Super Mario 64 DS becoming a more normal size. I lean to the idea that Wiggler was intended to be its own character in the game, akin to Koopa the Quick being plain "Nokonoko" in Japanese. LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:30, 4 March 2019 (EST)
It seemed about right to me in both versions. It's just skinnier in general in SM64. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 07:08, 4 March 2019 (EST)
Here's a possible example of what you're looking for: Big Magikoopa. It's unnamed in Yoshi's Safari, but given the big name is self-explanatory, it's mentioned anyway. Something like that? LinkTheLefty (talk) 07:11, 8 March 2019 (EST)

Split the NSMB information from this article?[edit]

Should we split the New Super Mario Bros. information from this article? It is much bigger than later appearances, and serves as a platform. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 12:25, 15 February 2019 (EST)

Being larger by itself isn't a reason to split; for example, Big Goombas are sometimes just the size of Hefty Goombas, and the big enemies in the Super Mario Galaxy games absolutely eclipse their appearances in other games. As long as the enemy is depicted as bigger than usual, the actual size can be imprecise. It is, however, longer than usual, having many more segments instead of simply being scaled up, which makes it fairly unique compared to most of the big enemies. The fact that it's used as a platform isn't necessarily a distinguishing factor because Big Wigglers have different interactions depending on the game (even in within only the New Super Mario Bros. line of games, things can still manage to change such as Mini Goombas or Spinners). This can honestly go either way, but I'm leaning towards keeping the big species articles unified. LinkTheLefty (talk) 19:33, 15 February 2019 (EST)
TCRF showed a video of unused behaviors for objects, and there was what appeared to be a "Deka Hanachan", though, if this gets split, it would go under the name "Kyodai Hanachan" per source priority. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 13:32, 20 February 2019 (EST)
That's a valid point. The video indicates that more standard Big Wigglers were considered for New Super Mario Bros. LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:22, 21 February 2019 (EST)
It's also worth mentioning that Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. lists it among the game's characters rather than enemies, although it should be noted that New Super Mario Bros. was kind of an interim from the Super Mario Bros. 3 "Kyodai" (Giant) to standard adoption of the Super Mario 64 "Deka" (Big) for large subjects. The only other case where "Kyodai" / "Deka" refers to different enemies is Boss Bass / Big Cheep Cheep, which has a convoluted history with Bubba / Cheep Chomp. LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:30, 4 March 2019 (EST)
That's true. Doc von Schmeltwick said that he'd rather be "yes" on splitting the Wiggler in this discussion. Let's get some consensus first. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 06:38, 4 March 2019 (EST)
I'm however still convinced they're different things. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 14:01, 4 March 2019 (EST)
Anyways, like i said, let's get some consensus. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 06:46, 5 March 2019 (EST)
Why don't you make a proposal? LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:48, 5 March 2019 (EST)
I'd prefer have a consensus first before making a proposal. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 06:53, 5 March 2019 (EST)
And... If there is a disagreement, i could make the proposal. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 03:59, 6 March 2019 (EST)

Split Kyodai Hanachan from this article[edit]

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split 5-0
Ok, so the two are likely different things. The NSMB one is actually an ally as opposed to an enemy, is much bigger than the future appearances, has more segment than Big Wiggler, and both have different Japanese names. "Kyodai Hanachan" for the NSMB one, and "Deka Hanachan" for the rest.

Proposer: FanOfYoshi (talk)
Deadline: March 22, 2019, 23:59 GMT


  1. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per proposal.
  2. LinkTheLefty (talk) As mentioned above, the Japanese names are not to be taken at face value, as Kyodai/Deka distinction is moot. The deciding factor for me is that ordinary Big Wigglers are unused in the game, and if they were used, there wouldn't be a question on what to do here. It's likely the unused variant's name was given to the used version.
  3. Toadette the Achiever (talk) Well, it DOES act drastically different from its counterparts that eventually appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, so yeah, go ahead.
  4. Waluigi Time (talk) Normally I don't like the idea of splitting big enemies based on size, as they're inconsistent between games (SMG2, anyone?) and that's an extremely slippery slope, but given the other distinctions, particularly smaller Big Wigglers being unused, I'm okay with this.
  5. bwburke94 (talk) Per all.