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Koopa Troop
A small portion of the Koopa Troop, after their defeat from the Smithy Gang.
Leader Bowser, Baby Bowser, Paper Bowser, Bowser Jr.
Members
Army Hammer Bro
Boom Boom
Corporal Paraplonk
Dry Bowser
Kamella
Kamek
Kammy Koopa
Koopalings
Mouser
Pom Pom
Private Goomp
Sergeant Guy
Tryclyde
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)
Member Species
Bob-omb
Boo
Boom Boom
Boomerang Bro
Bullet Bill
Chain Chomp
Chargin' Chuck
Dry Bones
Fire Bro
Goomba
Hammer Bro
Koopa Paratroopa
Koopatrol
Koopa Troopa
Lakitu
Magikoopa
Piranha Plant
Shy Guy
Terrapin
Thwomp
Whomp

The Koopa Troop,[1][2] also known as the Turtle Tribe,[3][4] the Koopa clan,[5][6] Team Bowser,[citation needed] or simply the Koopa,[3] is a group led by King Bowser Koopa. The Koopa Troop has taken over the Mushroom Kingdom multiple times and has even attempted to take over 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 Koopa forces differ 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, Bowser's Keep is invaded by the Smithy Gang via Exor. By the time Bowser is met at Booster Tower, there are no more remaining Koopa Troopers by his side. He claims that Mario, Mallow, and Geno are active members when he joins the party.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, a group of troops which Bowser dubs the Bowser Baddies[7] man the Koopa Cruiser. Bowser mistakes Luigi as an eager recruit, and takes him along Mario's quest to reclaim Princess Peach's voice from the Beanbean Kingdom, but the Baddies and their King are swiftly dealt with by Cackletta and Fawful.

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 as the Koopa Pack, although it seems to be used interchangeably between generic minions of King Koopa and a core group consisting of King Koopa, Mouser, Tryclyde, and a single Koopa Troopa. On one occasion, they also went by Koopa Troopers and Team Koopa. In the show, all of the members (except for King Koopa) are somewhat unintelligent. In "Raiders of the Lost Mushroom," Mouser, Tryclyde, and Koopa Troopa said that stealing is wrong, which made King Koopa (or Kolonel von Koop as he was called) angrily hit them with a whip and say that bad guys are supposed to steal.

Appearances[edit]

Title Release date System/Format
Super Mario Bros. 1985 NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 NES
Super Mario World 1990 SNES
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995 SNES
Super Mario 64 1996 N64
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 1996 SNES
Paper Mario 2000 N64
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 2001 GBA
Super Mario Sunshine 2002 GCN
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 2002 GBA
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 2003 GBA
Super Mario 64 DS 2004 DS
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time 2005 DS
New Super Mario Bros. 2006 DS
Super Paper Mario 2007 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Wii
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story 2009 DS
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010 Wii
Super Mario 3D Land 2011 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. 2 2012 3DS
Paper Mario: Sticker Star 2012 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U 2012 Wii U
New Super Luigi U 2013 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 2013 3DS
Super Mario 3D World 2013 Wii U
Super Mario Maker 2015 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 2015 3DS

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパ[8]
Kuppa
カメー族[8][9]
Kame-ichizoku
カメ[10]
Kame-zoku
クッパ軍団[1][7]
Kuppa-gundan
Koopa

Turtle Tribe

Turtle Tribe

Koopa Corps
French L'armée de Bowser Bowser's Army
Italian Truppa Koopa
Koopa Troopa (referring to both the Koopa species and the Koopa Troop)
Tribù delle Tartarughe (Super Mario Bros. manual)
Koopa Troop
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Turtle Tribe

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Super Mario RPG in-game.
  2. ^ Bowser's bio in Fortune Street.
  3. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. English instruction booklet, page 2.
  4. ^ Mario's data in Super Smash Bros.
  5. ^ Paper Mario series.
  6. ^ Bowser's description in Mario Super Sluggers.
  7. ^ a b Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in-game.
  8. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. Japanese instruction booklet, page 4.
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 35.
  10. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 38.