Character Spotlight: Blue Thieves

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I can’t believe January is already just about over. This month went by pretty fast and I had decided to do a character spotlight on these characters since the beginning of the month.

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The Blue Thieves are an enemy in the Spyro games. They first appeared in Spyro the Dragon (1998) and have most recently appeared in Spyro: The Reignited Trilogy (2018). These little guys are exactly what their name is. They wear blue robes that covers them from head to toe, not even revealing their face. It makes them look pretty creepy, but they’re voice counters that.

They’s also thieves (duh), stealing dragons eggs, gems, and other important items you need in the Spyro games. As Spyro, you chase them around certain areas of the levels and either ram into them or breathe fire on them to make them stop and drop whatever it is their holding.

I had forgotten about these characters until Kris started playing Spyro: The Reignited Trilogy. Their updated graphics are great and their voice is hilarious. Until Spyro starts chasing them, they taunt you by saying, “Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah!” and then laughing. I find this absolutely hysterical and I love these characters.

They don’t do much, they’re bad guys, and they’re in most levels for just a few minutes (or until you catch them). But hearing them make fun of you from afar and laughing makes me laugh and I could listen to it all day.

The Blue Thieves are such small characters, but they definitely deserve to be in the spotlight some. They certainly made things interesting and gave you one more challenge throughout the Spyro games – even if they were fairly easy to catch most of the time.

Do you remember the Blue Thieves? Have you played the latest Spyro game? Let me know in the comments below and if you enjoyed this post, please share it around!

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Character Spotlight: Waluigi

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

It’s the last Tuesday of the month which means it’s time for another Character Spotlight! Today I’ll be talking about a Mario character who I’ve never really paid too much attention to.

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Waluigi first appeared in the Mario Tennis series for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color way back in 2000/2001 respectively. He was created to serve as a bitter rival for Luigi since Mario had Wario as a rival. Wario and Walugi have sort of become the anti-super-Mario-bros, if you will.

I never really cared too much for the characters, to be honest. Kris and I used to play as Daisy and Yoshi in Mario Kart: Double Dash and Wario and Walugi, no matter what we did, they were always tailgating us and hassling us. So, we always had a vendetta against them.

I’ll admit though, Waluigi has grown on me a bit. I do feel bad that he hasn’t had his own game yet. He can’t even be an echo character to Wario in Super Smash Bros, at the very least.

However, Nintendo seems to always have something up their sleeve. Waluigi is so popular and people have been demanding he have his own game or more of a part in spin-offs for a long time. I’m sure – I hope – Nintendo will give him the spotlight soon enough.

Let me know how much you love Waluigi in the comments below. 

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Character Spotlight: Luigi

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

I can’t believe the end of the month is already here. It’s time for another Character Spotlight and I’ve chosen one of my all-time favorites!

 

Character Spotlight: Luigi

Luigi was created as such so the Super Mario games could have a two-player option. They changed Mario’s color scheme, thus coming up with Luigi. He soon grew into his own character being deemed as Mario’s younger brother and developed a personality.

He first appeared in the 1983 game Mario Bros. for the NES by Nintendo. In that game, however, there were no differences between him and Mario, other than their colors. He didn’t begin to come into his own until Super Mario Bros. 2 which came out in 1988 for the NES. He was slightly taller than Mario and was able to jump higher as well.

Luigi was always one of my favorites because I felt as though he and I were alike. We’re both the younger sibling, we’re both “player two,” and we’re both afraid of our own shadows. I loved how he was always willing to help no matter how scared he was.

Luigi’s Mansion, which came out in 2001 for the Nintendo Gamecube, is one of my favorite games ever. It’s a simple storyline and it’s a fairly quick and easy game to beat. But what I love most about it is the fact that Luigi is afraid of everything, but he still takes charge as the protagonist and fights to save his brother, who happens to always be the hero.

Luigi is an all-around great guy and he is one of my favorite Nintendo characters. I love playing him any chance I get.

Character Spotlight: Fang

Rachel Mii Double JumpIt’s Rachel!

I thought I would do a fun mini-feature on the blog called “Character Spotlight” where I showcase some of my favorite characters from video games.

 

Fang Animal Crossing
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Everyone, meet Fang. If you’re an Animal Crossing lover, I’m sure you’ve met him plenty of times before.

I started playing Animal Crossing when it first came out on the Gamecube console. Fang was one of my villagers in the very first town I ever created. And I will never delete that town as long as he is there.

He’s got a bit of an attitude, but he can be semi-pleasant to your main character. I don’t know why, but his cranky personality made me love him all the more.

Despite him being a cartoon character in a video game, I thought to myself, “I can totally turn this guy around!”

Let’s keep in mind that I was 13 when this game came out in late 2002.

I visited him every day, talked to him all the time… I even wrote letters to him. Perhaps a few love letters here and there.

Anyway…

Out of all the Animal Crossing villagers there are out there and all the video game characters, Fang will always have a special place in my heart.

Who’s one of your favorite video game characters? Who is your favorite Animal Crossing villager?