Can I talk for a minute about how much I love Luigi?
He’s a fucking badass.
Not only is he a badass, he’s one of the only Nintendo characters that has shown actual personal progression, and for a nintendo character, that’s DEEP.
He’s played off as some super cowardly scaredy-cat, but keeps heading into mansions and trees and haunted who knows what to fight ghosts.
He hums to himself when he’s scared. You know what that is? A coping mechanism. Luigi has learned to cope with his issues.
When he finds a Toad, terrifies to all hell by ghosts, what does he do? He reassures Toad that everything is okay and that he will protect him. That’s not just courageous, that’s super selfless too.
And who are the ultimate enemies Luigi takes down? He takes down Boos. He takes down the ghosts that Mario runs away from like a little bitch.
Luigi gets scared, copes, and then fronts courage enough to save people. THAT is a fucking hero.