By eating a clove of garlic, Wario transforms into Wario-Man and becomes stronger, faster and takes less knockback, and receives floaty properties. His attacks are more powerful and he can also jump higher than normal. Wario-Man is one of the many Final Forms in the game, which means he is a separate character from Wario.
Opens his jaws to trap opponents he comes into contact with. Automatically chomps on opponents, and throws them forward. If the player presses the special button, Wario-Man will chomp on opponents, but it will not do damage.
Wario-Man laughs so hard that his jaw breaks, so he has to forcefully put it back in place with his hands.
Wario-Man shakes his rear end at the camera while snickering.
Wario-Man yells, "Wa, wa, wa!" while putting up 3 fingers for each "Wa!" which supposedly symbolizes the "W" for Wario, and holds up 6 fingers in the last "Wa!" while facing the screen.
Takes reduced knockback.
Wario-Man originates from WarioWare: Twisted! and WarioWare: Touched!, appearing as the alter-ego for Wario. In both games, once the player has beaten all of the microgame compilations from the other characters, the player unlocks Wario-Man's microgames compilation. In WarioWare: Twisted, Wario transforms into Wario-Man after falling into Dr. Crygor's invention: the Gravitator while in WarioWare: Touched! Wario transforms after consuming a rotten piece of garlic. This "new character" then appears on the main menu with a brand new set of microgames available to attempt. Wario-Man's games were the last of its kind both times and were more challenging than the preceding games.
Wario-Man's art, used from v0.7 to v0.8b. After that version, Wario-Man used the same pixel art as Wario.
Prior to Beta, when Wario started his transformation he would comically grow very brief into a muscular, Zangief-like version of Wario-Man before shrinking back to his regular size.
In version 0.9a of the SSF2 Demo, whenever Wario-Man tries to grab the opponent, it would glitch and Wario-Man would continue to repeat the grab animation until he returns to normal and, like all the other Final Forms (except Fire Mario), he cannot use his up smash. If he tried to charge the Home-Run Bat he would be stuck in the animation, but he would still be able to hit opponents and cannot be hurt himself. This was fixed in v0.9b.