A Petition to Get Waluigi onto the Periodic Table as Waluigium Has over 2,000 Signatures
Could Waluigi perhaps be immortalized as an element instead?
Waluigi, the evil purple clothed arch-enemy of Luigi was once hated, despised by Nintendo players. However, as the years have passed society seems to be understanding the wonky mustached bloke, relating to potential hardships faced. There was a lot of upset when Waluigi wasn’t announced to be in the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate —which has become Europe’s fastest selling home-console game ever— and so love and adoration grew for the bad guy.
Oddly though, things have grown a touch weird this year. It seems like Waluigi might end up becoming a part of the periodic table after a petition has received over 2,000 signatures to name a currently unnamed element on the periodic table.
Want to know more? Of course you do. Currently, the periodic table houses an unnamed element known as Element 119 or Ununennium (Uue), The goal of the petition is to gain our boy Waluigi a place on the table of elements by getting the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to rename Element 119.
The desired name replacement has been chosen to be Waluigium and would be identified as Wa or Wl.
King Creeper, the creator of the petition that is currently live on Change.org posted the petition one month ago and had managed to rack up 500 supporters. According to GameRevolution, the petition gained traction after being picked up on Reddit and now —at the time of writing— sits at over 2,470 signatures.
The petitions “Solution” section indicates that King Creeper believes that “Renaming Ununennium to Waluigium most likely will create a response from Nintendo”. It’s unclear what sort of response this person wants, perhaps praise or maybe this is a ploy to ensure that Nintendo sees how adored Waluigi is.
Maybe the real response is hope that Nintendo will include him in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in a way that isn’t just an assist trophy. But I don’t believe we’ll ever forget how they nerf’d him in Mario Tennis Aces. Even our very own Ryan Meltzler wrote up a eulogy for those that didn’t make the roster. Good ol’ Waluigi was included.
While the petition still seems to be growing in numbers, it’s not particularly likely to encourage the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to make such a change. However, imagine living in a world where our periodic table includes an evil Nintendo character.