The Koopalings are Bowser's eight faithful children who serve under his name. They're back from hiding from Lord Shade's attack to aid their father once again.
Bowser Koopa Jr.Edit
Bowser Jr. is the youngest child of Bowser and the perfect one. However, he is his father's favorite child. Bowser Jr. is a perfect son to his father, as he wants to do nothing but his father's will. The evil king himself even shows emotions toward his new son, a side of Bowser that is rarely seen. Bowser Jr. can be summed up as a bold and energetic troublemaker. His trouble making side is seen as he tricks Mario in Super Mario Sunshine. Bowser Jr. inherited his father's bad attitude, evident in his motto ("Grin and bear it. When that don't work, grin and crush it."). He is also bratty, spoiled, and short tempered, though in Mario Party DS it is stated he has a lonely side. His favorite hobbies are stealing cookies, causing trouble for people, and scribbling (which may explain the widespread Graffiti that was made at Isle Delfino). However, he seems determined to defeat Mario in a fair fight in order to prove his power. His bio in Paper Mario: Sticker Star suggests he is also occasionally lazy due to riding his Koopa Clown Car throughout the game. Despite his young age and size, Bowser Jr. is very skilled and powerful, and a formidable opponent to the Mario Bros. From his first appearance, he has shown remarkable talent with mechanics and technology, able to skillfully pilot vehicles and giant robots. He is also able to take on his Shadow Mario form through unknown means (though he has not done so since Super Mario Sunshine); in this form, he is just as acrobatic as Mario and can perform the same jumps. Junior is shown to be fast, as well as skilled, though at times he may be given varied stats. Being the heir of the Koopa Troop, Bowser Jr seem to have some of his father's traits. He is usually physically powerful like his father in spite of his small frame and have shown off great levels of durability into the point of being capable of surviving near-death situations. This is evident in Super Mario Galaxy, where he falls into the gigantic sun after his father's defeat and is later shown to be alive back in Mushroom Kingdom. Meanwhile, his abilities have improved a lot recently, gaining some new incredible abilities and has now learnt how to spit fireballs.
Larry Koopa is the seventh Koopaling, short-tempered and bratty, but still just as devoted to serving Bowser as are the rest of his siblings. He seems to have an interest in sports, as he uses bombs as bowling balls in Hotel Mario, and he uses a tennis racket to hit his own fireballs in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Despite this interest, he has never appeared in any of the Mario sports games. Larry is shown to be short-tempered. Unfortunatly, he was known as the weakest of his siblings, even Bowser Jr. Due to him being faced in battle before the others in most games. Additionally, he didn't possess a lot of stamina, as he was quite far behind his family, trying to catch his breath, while his siblings were trying to help Bowser up off the ground. Although, this may be due to the fact that he was residing in Grass Land, presumably the furthest world from Bowser's Castle. Like Ludwig AND jR, he is also into a horror theme, as seen in Hotel Mario, since the room that the player fights him in is called "Larry's Scary Lair". His hotel itself is very dark and the entrance states, "THIS MINE IS MINE". Like the other Koopalings, Larry has shown the ability to generate magic blasts, as well as walk, run, or jump, as well as spin inside of his shell. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga he has the same stats as Iggy and uses the same technique of spinning around at extreme speeds in order to make his foes dizzy. He is unique in that he uses a tennis racket to spar with the Mario Bros. before the actual battle, and in Hotel Mario, he used a bowling ball against them. In the former game, he is also capable of utilizing poison and burn status effects as a deterrent against Bros. Attacks. He also fires energy blasts at Mario that ricochet against obstacles, similar to Wendy's rings. He also used water geysers to his advantage in his battles. In Super Mario World, Larry shares Iggy's tactics against the Mario Bros. by throwing balls at them that he keeps in his shell. However, he also raises the stakes by having podoboos periodically jump up, and flings balls at a faster frequency than Iggy.
Morton Koopa Jr.Edit
Morton Koopa Jr. is the largest of the Koopalings—cantankerous yet perceptive, while also obedient to Bowser. Morton is extremely talkative, to the point of never seeming to know when to stop talking, which continuously forced Roy to interrupt him. Very few actual Mario games ever gave Morton lines, although unused lines for Mario is Missing!, which would have been used for a planned boss battle against Morton, implied that he was largely sarcastic and wise-cracking. Although he is the largest of the Koopalings, Morton isn't as powerful as some of his other largest brothers, like Ludwig and Roy. This may just be due to the fact that he is one of the younger Koopalings, and needs to grow some more. Morton usually uses his weight to try and crush Mario or paralyze him by shaking the ground, as in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Super Mario World, which even involved him running up the walls and dropping down from the ceiling. His debut appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3 did not involve his earthquake-causing power, however, and he relied on the standard abilities shared with his siblings to fight, such as jumping and shooting magic blasts, although he generally doesn't use his magical abilities as much as his siblings. Like the other Koopalings, Morton can breathe fire, and in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, he used some sort of sonic screech against the Mario Bros. His bio on the Japanese New Super Mario Bros. Wii website also implies that Morton's strength is dependent on his weapon.
Wendy O. KoopaEdit
Wendy Orlean Koopa is the sole female of the Koopaling squad, known to be materialistic, spoiled, and avaricious. She does whatever she can to impress her father and likes to be congratulated for her bad deeds. Her personality in the cartoons highlighted these traits even further, and she was shown to have a very short temper and could be violent when provoked. The English in-game text in Super Mario World implied she spent her time in her castle singing. Wendy acts exceedingly girlish, perhaps in a mocking manner. It is stated in her bio on the Japanese New Super Mario Bros. Wii website that she is a "strong-minded, intrusive tomboy." In the adventure book story "Koopa Caper", Wendy is depicted as being treacherous, although her actions in the game itself as well as Japanese promotional materials conflict with this, depicting her as being fanatically devoted to Bowser and his cause. Like her brothers, Wendy has a personal shell design. Her shell is pink, lined with a white encasing, and the multiple, short spikes are circled with grey rings. Wendy has displayed some unique abilities throughout her appearances as a boss character. Wendy uses her wand to create up to three glowing rings that float around colliding with each other and the environment. The rings can glide through water as well, although at lower speeds, and over time they dissipate. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, she didn't have to use her wand to create rings that would close in on the Mario bros. once they appear beneath them. This game also had Wendy breathing fireballs and creating Spinys disguised as clones of herself, an ability shared with Lemmy and reminiscent of how they used similar-looking "dolls" to confuse Mario in Super Mario World. Wendy is shown running and jumping in Super Mario Bros. 3. In addition, similar to Bowser and the other Koopalings, she is also capable of surviving near-death situations, as evidenced by her surviving being dunked into lava (and later having her castle being collapsed on top of her in Super Mario World, her surviving her being blasted with a fire flower in Mario is Missing, etc.
Iggy Koopa is the manic genius of the Koopaling clan, giddy and energetic, seeming to think he is smarter than Bowser at times. He is depicted as a demented, mechanical genius. His two outstanding characteristics are his glasses and his height; he is shown to be the tallest and thinnest of the Koopalings. Iggy is known to like to create and use his toys to fight Mario. He is also said to be something of a trickster, who goes too far when he taunts his opponents such as when he smacks his rear end in front of his adversary. He is also an emotional sadist, being uplifted at the mere thought of his enemies experiencing fear. This trait is especially evident in his quote in the manual, where he cackles and deduced that Mario must be getting nervous about his upcoming fight against him. His ability to launch rockets in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga also implies that he has at least some knowledge on technology. In Mario is Missing!, Iggy speaks completely in rhyme and cannot stand still. He mostly hangs around with Lemmy, who looks a lot like Iggy. Iggy and Lemmy pull pranks together and cause trouble. Iggy is the fastest of the Koopalings. He could spin as a top in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and even move fast enough to make his opponents dizzy. Like all the Koopalings in that game, he can also spit fireballs. His magic blasts are the most chaotic out of all the Koopalings. In Hotel Mario he could cause small amounts of lightning to rain down on Mario. In addition, his unused sprites in Super Princess Peach show that the Koopaling was to use his hair as a spear. He also can throw balls at the Mario Bros. during their fight with him in Super Mario World, which he keeps in his shell.
Roy Koopa is the brute of the Koopaling clan, preferring brawn or brains and beating up smaller targets for his own amusement. Roy is sometimes depicted as a typical bully who likes beating up others (mostly Iggy and maybe his little older brother Lemmy) for his own amusement. In Japanese materals, Roy is shown to speak in a calm and collected manner, so he may have more of a laidback personality. Roy is bit similar looking to his younger brother, Morton Koopa Jr. His actions in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga as well as in the Hoopster basketball scenario book also suggest that he also enjoys employing dirty tactics. His love of the color pink may be considered a subversion of his personality, although it could be a reference to the popular depiction of pink as a manly color. He was also shown to be somewhat sarcastic in the PC version of Mario is Missing, such as when he faked fear of Luigi only to then declare "Not!" In addition, he also maintained a large amount of faith in the success of Bowser's plans even if he ends up defeated, as evidenced by his final lines to Luigi before being blasted by a fireball. Roy is one of the strongest Koopalings He also likes to performs earthquakes by jumping down on the ground brutally, as he want to crush somebody, especially his father's rival Mario. He can also climb up vertical walls and drop down from the ceiling to create tremors. He can also use his wand to shoot magic blasts or purple fireballs at his opponents. He is also shown to be strong enough to wield a huge bullet bill blaster with only one hand. In Hotel Mario, he uses his brawn by extending his arms to punch at Mario. Like the others, Roy is capable of spitting fireballs and spin around while inside his shell. His unused sprites in Super Princess Peach suggest he was going throw spiked-balls and use a full body tackle for attacking. Roy bragged that the only thing capable of destroying him was fire, showing he is somewhat prideful.
Lemmy Koopa is the smallest of the Koopalings, often childish and immature in his ways, despite being the second-oldest. It is mentioned in the various manuals and guide books of games that Lemmy is exceedingly immature, preferring to clown around instead of committing crimes and conquest; this is proven in Mario is Missing!, where he simply plays in the Antarctic snow instead of helping Bowser in his plan to flood the Earth. It has also been stated Lemmy would rather join the circus than try to destroy Mario, he is already clownish in how he loves balancing on top of his rubber ball. Nonetheless, he serves Bowser and aids him in his schemes despite his desires to join the circus. It seems to be implied that he relies on gadgets, and his helicopter pack from Hotel Mario may be an example of this. In the Nintendo Comics System, Lemmy was somewhat childish and unintelligent, and seemed more keen on simply helping his father and trying to gain his appreciation then actually causing evil. Lemmy seems to prefer using circus balls when combating his enemies. He often fights atop his ball and if his boss area has icy floors or a conveyor belt, he will use them to his advantage by trying to slide his opponents right off the edges. Lemmy utilizes his magic scepter to generate rubber circus balls, in numbers up to three creating great difficulty for the Mario Bros. He also utilized various dummies as decoys when fighting Mario in Super Mario World. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga he would spin like a top like Iggy, and he could also summon Goombas disguised as clones of himself, just like Wendy. In addition, in a similar manner to Super Mario World, he also attempted in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga to confuse the Mario Bros. by splitting into copies prior to fighting them. Other than that, his abilities seem normal compared to his siblings, as he is seen walking and jumping in his Super Princess Peach sprites, and breathing fireballs in his appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, as well as spinning inside his shell for offensive and defensive purposes.
Ludwig Von KoopaEdit
Ludwig Von Koopa is the strongest and most powerful member of the Koopalings. Ludwig is known to have more special abilities than that of his slibings. His exact age is unknown, but he is said to be adult-like, conceited and cruel. He also seems to be into horror, as he had a horror-themed hotel in Hotel Mario. His actions in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga also suggests that he gets enraged when the Mario Bros. ignore him. He was also implied to be somewhat treacherous, as evidenced by his leaving without Bowser Jr. shortly after Morton's defeat. Ludwig has a tendency to turn back and chuckle to himself before saying "oh?" prior to fighting. He can breathe fire, jump very high, spin in his shell, and create earthquakes. Ludwig was given more powers in Hotel Mario, he can fire lightnings blasts from his hands and teleport wherever he wishes to. He can Flutter Jump better than the masters of that ability, the Yoshis themselves, being able to stay in the air much longer and float higher. Ludwig is also a better wielder of a magic scepter than any of his brothers or sister. Ludwig could spit three fireballs in a row (thus making him the first Koopaling to have learned the ability to breath fire) and spin around the room in his shell. In Superstar Saga, Ludwig retained his previous abilities of breathing fire (though not as furiously as the previous time) and spinning around in his shell, but also learned the new ability of spinning like a tornado to attack the Mario Bros. Ludwig learned even more new abilities. He can either blast four fireballs from his scepter at time or fire a single fireball with circling capabilities. Similar to Lemmy and Wendy in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, he was also revealed to create fake duplicates to fake out the Mario Bros. He also has the ability to levitate, without needing to Flutter Jump.