HistoryEditWeegee is based on a playable character in the DOS game Mario is Missing, released by Software Toolworks in 1992. It was the only game to feature Luigi as a starring character until 2001’s Luigi’s Mansion. A version of this original game is currently available to play on Nintendo8.
The character’s awkward posture and unwavering stare was first pointed out by a user named MonkeyInCloset on LUElinks forums, now known as End of the Internet, on August 11th, 2007. He also posted a vectorized version that would eventually become the exploitable that day.