It's been three years since Luigi's Death Stare first set fire to the world of viral gifs. That mere fact makes a lot of us feel old, as if time has passed by like a Bullet Bill. But it also reminds us of a fun week of memes and laughter that celebrated Mario Kart 8's original launch on the Wii U.
That might be a time long passed, but Nintendo's release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch has resurrected a world where Luigi looks like a bored gang member at a family fun center. With a massive new audience now being brought into the world of Mario Kart 8, and share functionality being even more accessible, there are tons of new Luigi Death Stare gifs waiting to happen.
While there are no new gifs that have made their way online, there is a surge of interest in the world of Luigi right now; its dedicated subreddit has seen a jump in active users, a classic death stare is at the top of Reddit's front page, and social media is sharing some of the older gifs.
While we wait for the ineveitable avalanche of new gifs, here are some classics that you shouldn't miss:
Be sure to pay attention when speeding around in your go-kart. You never know when Luigi—and an opportunity to make a viral gif—is just around the corner.