Charles Martinet — voice actor for Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi — really gets into character during recordings

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • January 18, 2019 at 6:19 a.m. PST

There's no doubt that Mario is one of gaming's most iconic characters. He's an icon that is immediately recognizable by looking at an image of him or hearing his voice.

As a result, I'm sure everyone is well aware of the fact that Charles Martinet has been the voice of Mario since Super Mario 64. This individual also provides the voice for Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi.

Many pictures were taken of Charles Martinet during a recording session of Mario Party 4 back in 2002. In that game, Martinet is voicing all four of these iconic characters.

The first image is him voicing Wario who tends to be very menacing with his strength. As for the second image, he takes on a more cowardly persona as he provides Luigi's voice clips.

With a cunning and sinister smile, the third image has him speaking as Waluigi — who is only an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate despite an attempt to give him his own element on the Periodic Table.

Finally, Martinet takes on a very jolly and friendly stature as provides the iconic lines for Nintendo's gaming mascot, Mario. As you can see, Martinet really gets into character during recording sessions like these.

We can't help but think that Martinet does this during recording sessions for other games too. After all, Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi are all present in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. One can't help but think how fun it would be to be present during these recordings just to see Martinet's mannerisms.

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Photo sources: Nintendo Power via Supper Mario Broth.

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