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Luigi’s Death Stare Is the Best Reason to Buy Mario Kart 8

In case you needed additional reasons.

[Update] The above video is now a compilation of all the Luigi death stare you can handle.

Luigi is a one-man kart-racing meme machine in Mario Kart 8. In several slow motion videos and a handful of facial expressions, Mario Kart 8 has taught us more about Luigi’s inner badass than any game he’s been in so far. As his “death stare” expression very clearly states: the year of Luigi’s not over, [email protected]$&ers. Screw fire flowers—he’ll burn a hole in you with those eyes.

If I buy a Wii U and Mario Kart 8, it’s all because of Luigi and the Internet. I’ve never been more excited about this game than I am right now, as I watch hilarious Luigi videos flood the Internet. You’ve won me over, Nintendo.

Finally, after all these years, Luigi has his moment to shine.

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Don’t let that smile fool you, though. Years of pent up rage at being the eternal understudy have made him stone cold ruthless:

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He doesn’t even care if it looks like someone else might have gotten the white-gloved upper hand:

Because Luigi is 100% pure unstoppable plumber. Bob-ombs? Get out of here with that weak s#@t:

He knows he’s hardcore, too. Just watch that look of knowing respect:

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This one is even better, if only for the look of absolute glee on his face mid-death stare:

The game has been out for mere days at this point, but the death stare is already growing into a full fledged meme with fan art and everything:

“Luigi feeding on your nightmares, as featured in Mario Kart 8 (Also check this one). Luigi really gets the right kind of attention these days!”

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“When you pass someone going painfully slow on the highway”

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I don’t know about you, but I know which character I’m going to use when the new Smash Bros. games come out. You don’t want to [email protected]%k with Luigi.

(via Polygon and Tumblr, featured image via CZbwoi)

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Dan is many things, including a game developer, animator, martial artist, and at least semi-professional pancake chef. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (his dog), both of whom are the best, and he will never stop reminding The Last Jedi's detractors that Luke Skywalker's pivotal moment in Return of the Jedi was literally throwing his lightsaber away and refusing to fight.