Koopa Troop

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A small portion of the Koopa Troop, after their defeat from the Smithy Gang.

The Koopa Troop (named as such in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Bowser's bio in Fortune Street), also known as the Turtle Tribe (in the Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet as well as Mario's data for Super Smash Bros.), Bowser Baddies (in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga), the Koopa clan (in the Paper Mario series and Bowser's description in Mario Super Sluggers), the Bowser organization (by Nastasia in Super Paper Mario), or simply the Koopa is a group led by King Bowser. The Koopa Troop has taken over the Mushroom Kingdom multiple times and has even attempted to take over the Dinosaur Land and the universe. According to Kammy Koopa in Paper Mario, the motive for the clan is to have revenge against all who have treated Koopa Troopas poorly, though many of their goals are based entirely on Bowser's own interests. Despite the name Koopa in the troop's name, not all members of the troop are Koopas.

The force of the Koopa Troop differs from game to game. Goombas and Koopa Troopas are among the most common, and Magikoopas, Hammer Bros., and Koopatrols are among their elites.

During Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario eventually joins the Koopa Troop. When Bowser joined Mario's Party at Booster Tower, he makes Mario, Mallow, and Geno honorary members.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, the Koopa Troop is shown to be split into different divisions (the Goomba unit, the Shy Guy unit, the Koopa unit, the Bob-omb unit and the Magikoopa unit), as evidenced when Fawful shows Bowser his captured soldiers. As Bowser rescues his soldiers, he is able to use them as attacks, for example, using a squadron of Shy Guys to sling Bowser forward to the enemy.

The Koopa Pack.

In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the enemies under the command of King Koopa are often referred to by the Koopa Pack and on one occasion, Koopa Troopers and Team Koopa, though in later episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the name Koopa Pack seemed to be used interchangeably between generic minions of King Koopa and a core group consisting of King Koopa, Mouser, Tryclyde, and a Koopa Troopa.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパ Kuppa
カメー族 Kame-ichizoku
カメ族 Kame-zoku
クッパ軍団 Kuppa-gundan
Turtle Tribe
Turtle Tribe
Koopa Corps
French L'armée de Bowser Bowser's Army