The Floating Whirlindas

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The Floating Whirlindas
Luigi's Mansion
Full name The Floating Whirlindas, the Dancing Couple
Age Unknown
Biography Once the local waltz champions, they can no longer compete since their feet don't touch the floor.
Room Ball Room
HP 100
Heart quote I don't think this gent can even see us! (female dancer)
So, you can see me? Well, that may be, but you will never find my weakness! (male dancer)
Let us show him how we dance... (Nintendo 3DS) (female dancer)
The Floating Whirlindas, Luigi's Mansion

The Floating Whirlindas, the Dancing Couple are two of the portrait ghosts who escaped imprisonment before the events of Luigi's Mansion and its remake. According to the Game Boy Horror, the Floating Whirlindas used to be the local waltz champions, but they are unable to compete anymore because their feet cannot touch the ground. Their portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 10.

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

The first Portrait ghosts of Area 2, and fourth overall, the Whirlinda couple resides in the Ball Room found on the first floor's east wing of the mansion. After Luigi defeats the six Ghost Guys in the room, different music starts playing and the Whirlindas appear, making the dancing floor spin as they waltz, occasionally moving on to a different spinning tile. To make them visible, Luigi has to stand on one of the spinning tiles and face away from them. While visible, the gentleman eventually exclaims "Dance!". Both will then do a dance pose, exposing their heart and thus making them vulnerable to being vacuumed by the Poltergust 3000. Capturing the pair gives Luigi the key to the Storage Room.

Physical appearance[edit]

Mrs. Whirlinda wears a green patterned dress with a lighter green trim at the sleeves and at the bottom. She also wears a cream colored belt that is light green at the edges. She has yellow hair done up in a really curly style. She also has green eyes with black lashes.

Mr. Whirlinda wears a fancy red long sleeved patterned jacket with a purple shirt underneath. It has purple buttons and matching colored bow-tie. He has orange-yellow hair and green eyes. They both have sky-blue skin.


Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グルッテンふさい
Gurutten fusai
From「ぐるぐる」(guruguru, onomatopoeia for revolving) and possibly「回転」(kaiten, spin) +「夫妻」(fusai, married couple)
French Les Bellini Volants, Le Couple de Danseurs The Flying Bellini, The Dancers Couple
The Bellini Brothers, or just Bellini, is a German dance duo better known as Paffendorf
German Die Schwebenden Turteltauben, Tanzpaar The floating lovebirds, dancing couple
Italian I Coniugi Piroetti, la coppia danzante The Piroetti Spouses, the dancing couple
"Piroetti" is a reference from the "Piroetta" (Pirouette)
Spanish Los Flórez, la pareja de baile The Flórez, the Dance Couple
"Flórez" is a typical Spanish surname


Portrait of a man resembling the male Floating Whirlinda from Luigi's Mansion
The portrait
  • Various portraits of a man resembling the male dancer can be found throughout the mansion. One can be first found in the parlor, while another can be found directly in the ballroom. These portraits may depict him when he was alive.
  • The Whirlindas are the only portrait ghosts to be caught at the same time.
  • The Floating Whirlindas, with the Clockwork Soldiers and Madame Clairvoya, are the only human-esque ghosts that have an unknown age in Luigi's Mansion.
  • The Floating Whirlindas is possibly a pun on "The Flying Wallendas", a family of acrobats.