And take a look at what I discovered at Dictionary.com: Gal·va·ni Pronunciation: /gäl-ˈvä-nē/ Luigi (1737-1798) Italian physician and physicist. Galvani is known for his pioneering experiments in the electrical stimulation of frog nerves and muscles. His experiments motivated the discovery of a source of a constant current of electricity by Alessandro Volta.
And in ML:SS, Luigi gains the Thunderhand ability. Coincidence? I think not!