Terrible Portrait

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Terrible Portrait
Terrible Portrait
First appearance Wario World (2003)
“The Terrible Portraits hanging on the wall will extend their hands and try to attack you! You do remember how to attack monsters who are above you, right? Well?”
Spriteling, Wario World

Terrible Portraits are sub bosses in the game Wario World for the GameCube. There are two Terrible Portraits Wario must fight in the Mirror Mansion; one in the middle of the level and one at the very end of it. They appear as three photo frames, one on the left, one on the right and a large one in the middle. The side frames have two white arms coming out of them and the large middle one has a face resembling a carved jack-o-lantern.

A Terrible Portrait with Wario in Mirror Mansion of Wario World.
The Terrible Portraits

To attack, the arms will summon different elements to attack Wario. The Terrible Portrait's first attack involves summoning a large fireball that homes in on Wario. The second attack is similar, only with electricity instead of fire. The electricity will only travel in a straight line; however, it is much faster than the fire. Its third attack is a large boulder that slams down on the ground below it, crushing Wario if he happens to be standing there. Its final attack is to summon a giant ice ball. If Wario is hit by this, he will not get damaged, but he will be frozen and susceptible to follow-up attacks. Players must wiggle the Control Stick to free themselves.

The main portrait will create Barrel Busters. Wario must stun these, and Piledrive them while standing under one of the arms to do damage, as the portrait gets out of range when Wario gets near. This is similar to Wario's fight with the Angler Mangler.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese えのモンスター
E no monsutā
Picture monster

Italian Ritratto del Terrore Portrait of Terror

See also[edit]


  • It is possible to skip both Terrible Portrait fights in all non-Japanese versions of the game, the first with a glitch known as a Super Jump and the second by jumping around either border, although it locks the camera to a specific angle for both.


  1. ^ 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 156.