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Koopa Kids

The Koopalings are King Bowser Koopa's kids and major antagonists of the Super Mario Bros. series of video games. Their origin has never been revealed. The first seven originally appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 and subsequently appeared in Super Mario World, Yoshi's Safari, and Mario Is Missing! More recently, they appeared in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga. With the exception of Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, they are always world bosses. The Koopalings return in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, reprising their role as world bosses, and all seven koopalings appear as playable palette swaps of Bowser Jr. in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.

The Koopa Kids as depicted in the cartoons.


Larry Koopa[]

Larry Koopa is considered the youngest of the Koopalings. His color representation is sky blue. We dont know who He is named after.

Morton Koopa Jr.[]

Morton Koopa Jr. is considered the second youngest despite his large side. He seems to have a cantankerous personality. He has a unique brown skin color. His color representation is black. He is named after Morton Downey Jr.

Wendy O. Koopa[]

Wendy O. Koopa is the considered the third youngest. She is the only girl of the group. She seems to have the personality of a spoiled brat and has a short temper. Her color representation is pink. She is named after Wendy O. Williams.

Iggy Koopa[]

Iggy Koopa is the considered the middle child. He has an eccentric and unpredictable personality, even being called "demented" in Super Mario World. His main color representation is yellow-green. His name comes from Iggy Pop.

Roy Koopa[]

Roy Koopa is considered the third oldest. He seems to have the personality of a stereotypical bully, matching his large size. Possibly a reference to the "Pink is a manly color" joke, Roy's head and sunglasses are pink and he originally had a pink shell, although it is currently purple, which is his main color representation. His name and glasses come from Roy Orbison.

Lemmy Koopa[]

Lemmy Koopa is considered the second oldest, despite his short stature. He has a childlike and clownish personality, usually being on a large circus ball. His main color representation is yellow. Lemmy is named after Lemmy Kilmster.

Ludwig von Koopa[]

Ludwig von Koopa is considered the oldest He has great intelligence and arrogance, more often than not being a second-to-last boss. His main color representation is navy blue. Ludwig is named after Ludwig von Behtomon



  • According to the Mario guide book, the Koopalings are Bowser's children.


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