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Stooge
Aug 27, 2018




Why is it that Wikia articles read like a high schooler trying to hit the word count on an essay?



Why bother writing "scheming" or "swaggering around" on an article about a villain?

Why am I in my late 20s and reading a Wikia article for a Young Adult book series?

Or, take this example of Joaquin Phoenix's joker:



I love all of the little details they add, all of the trivial, unnecessary information they chuck in there. They all read like the same person wrote them.

Who writes this poo poo?

Thread to share examples of dumb Wikia entries.

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William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011



The op is the most powerful self-own I've seen in a long time

Stooge
Aug 27, 2018




William Henry Hairytaint posted:

The op is the most powerful self-own I've seen in a long time

Glad to be of service

beep by grandpa
May 5, 2004



Many years ago I was reading character synopses from the 1996 Sonic the Hedgehog OVA movie (movie owns btw) and my eyes widened when I noticed a peculiar presence of clickable blue text on a sonic the hedgehog wikia.

The consequences of what I saw, and all of the horrific possibilities laid out in front of me felt monumental. "What secrets lie in the official canon??" I had to know what was on the other side of these words. My mouse cursor flew to it. But when I clicked on it ...

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Slippery
May 16, 2004



Muscles Boxcar

beep by grandpa posted:

Many years A couple minutes ago I was reading character synopses from the 1996 Sonic the Hedgehog OVA movie (movie owns btw) and my eyes widened when I noticed a peculiar presence of clickable blue text on a sonic the hedgehog wikia.

The consequences of what I saw, and all of the horrific possibilities laid out in front of me felt monumental. "What secrets lie in the official canon??" I had to know what was on the other side of these words. My mouse cursor flew to it. But when I clicked on it ...

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

You got the fluffy kitty kitty!


Since his appearance in Mario Tennis, Waluigi has received mixed reception. Gamervision editor Jonathan Cooper wrote an article entitled the "top ten reasons why Waluigi is awesome", listing such qualities as his developed personality, his role in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and his role in Mario sports games.[11] In the book "Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares, Volume 1", author S. T. Joshi cites both Waluigi and Wario as examples of alter egos, also as evidence of how popular it is to feature such character archetypes.[12] IGN editor Matt Casamassina described him as a recognizable mascot to many, but also as a beloved one to Nintendo fans.[13] Hiroyuki Takahashi, a developer for Mario Power Tennis listed him, along with his companion Wario, as his favourite character in Power Tennis, describing them both as detestable heels, adding that he likes characters with more personality.[14] gamingillustrated.com's writer Greg Johnson, during his article about the upcoming Mario Kart 8, described Waluigi's return as one of the game's bright-sides. The article called "Waluigi: Unwrapping The Enigma" in Gameranx.com dwells in Waluigi's self-pity and ambiguous origins, describing him as one of the most misunderstood characters in videogames, and more than capable of holding his own game.[15] In addition, Steve Haske, from Unwinnable.com wrote an article called " Waa! In Defense Of Waluigi" that discussed Waluigi's partly negative reception, claiming Waluigi to be an even more interesting character than Wario, praising Waluigi for the comic relief he provides and mentioning his absence in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an sad disrespect to his fans.[16] Evilgeeks.com, a website dedicated towards villains, claimed Waluigi to be Nintendo's most evil character, because of his hatred, greed and power, and wrote that Waluigi should have his own game simply so that we could see what he is capable of.[17] In addition to those articles, venturebeat.com's writer Chris Hoadley wrote an article called "The Greatness Of Waluigi", describing him as the most cynical Mario franchise character, and the greatest one of the last decade. Chris wrote about how, despite Waluigi being constantly ridiculed for his lack of importance, has one of the strongest and most developed personalities of the cast.[18]

“ He [Waluigi] is seen as less than legitimate by Nintendo internally. His first appearances were in the sports games made by Camelot, who thrust the half-baked villain on the world. [...] He has yet to appear in a core Mario game, and also never appears in his brother Wario's titles, perhaps because Nintendo thinks he’s not good enough for them. Here's hoping this silly creation will continue to be relegated to the side projects where he belongs.[19] ”

—GamesRadar

Waluigi also receives negative reception. GameDaily listed him as one of the characters they wanted to kill, but couldn't, describing him, "One of the most unimportant characters in video game history".[20] Kotaku editor Mike Fahey commented that Waluigi was his personal most annoying video game character.[21] GamesRadar described Waluigi as a "lame-o villain" in an otherwise great game, referencing Mario Tennis.[22] Editor Henry Gilbert titled his section "Waluigi: The worst character ever", suggesting that the creation process involved the developers of Mario Tennis having no one to fill the final character slot, and conceiving him as an "evil Luigi". He describes such an act as "plunging to the bottom of the intellectual barrel". He also calls Waluigi "disgustingly tall and thin" as opposed to Wario, who he calls a "fatass". He later states that the staff of GamesRadar feels that Waluigi is seen as "less than legitimate" by Nintendo, who he feels may not find him good enough to appear in a main Mario or Wario title.[19] IGN editor Lucas M. Thomas discussed him as a possible, yet unlikely, candidate for a "second banana" character to be playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, commenting that Waluigi, amongst other sidekick characters, are not well-liked.[23] IGN staff, while praising Bowser as one of the most memorable video game villains, criticized both Waluigi and Wario as being "evil twin knockoffs".[24] In 2013, Complex included him among the ten video game characters who look like sex offenders.[25]

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013


Ramrod XTreme

Hold up

Waluigi is supposed to be an evil Luigi?

Strumpie
Dec 8, 2012


Big Beef City posted:

Hold up

Waluigi is supposed to be an evil Luigi?

is Waluigi a first or second name?

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Slippery
May 16, 2004



Muscles Boxcar

Strumpie posted:

is Waluigi a first or second name?

he's clearly waluigi luigi mario

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