Waluigi is decimating everyone in Nintendo's Valentine's Day poll right now with a nearly 1 million-vote lead

More like 'WAH-lentine's Day,' am I right?

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 12, 2019 at 11:59 a.m. PST

Have you ever asked yourself "what Nintendo character would I want to be my Valentine?" No? Me neither...

But if you have, Nintendo is currently running a poll that lets you vote for which of their characters (and characters that appear on their platforms) you'd send a Valentine's Day card to. Though it's a little ridiculous, I suppose it's just a little fun before the holiday this Thursday.

Nintendo allows fans to select one of 12 different characters for their Valentine here. Mario, Peach, Luigi, Yoshi, Pikachu, Wario, Waluigi, Animal Crossing's Isabelle, Link, Zelda, Kirby, and Jibanyan from Yo-kai Watch are all on the table here.

While you might think classic Super Mario Bros. princess, Peach, or cutesy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate newcomer Isabelle would be the front-runners here, there's one character who is currently decimating the competition. That character, of course, is Waluigi.

At the time of writing this, Waluigi has a staggering 1,249,888 votes. The #2 placer is Isabelle with 321,528, giving Waluigi a lead of almost one million votes.

Waluigi's recent popularity cannot be denied as fans were crushed when he did not make it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable character — he remained an Assist Trophy. Still, Nintendo is aware of the high demand as Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime addressed the matter back in November, saying that polls pushing for the character won't influence DLC choices that have already been made.

Because of Waluigi's unfortunate situation, the internet has created countless memes of the purple Luigi doppelganger, have petitioned for Waluigi to get his own element on the periodic table, and even inspired our own story of characters that should be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before him. Waluigi's crazy lead in the poll is probably a result of a lot of fans doing it for the meme, which isn't surprising in this day and age.

Memes aside, who did you vote for in Nintendo's Valentine's Day poll? (Come on, I know you voted...)

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Via Nintendo Life.

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