Crime Wave Clyde
- "Clyde" redirects here. For information about the ghost from Pac-Man who appears as an Assist Trophy in the Super Smash Bros. series, see Assist Trophy § Ghosts.
- “You kids are ready! I taught you everything I know about crime. Now, just do it!”
- —Crime Wave Clyde, Crimes R Us
Crime Wave Clyde is a large, muscular, and aggressive prisoner from the Real World who had been sentenced to jail for 12,423 years with no parole due to his extensive criminal record.
In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Crimes R Us", Bowser and his Koopalings travel to Clyde's prison on the Doom Ship, where Bully Koopa abducts him. Under the request of Bowser, Clyde agrees to teach the Koopalings everything that he knows about crime, so that they can grow up to be hardcore criminals. Bowser also tells Clyde that he can keep half of whatever is stolen in exchange, but he crosses his fingers behind his back when he says so.
Clyde's first lesson to the Koopalings is bank robbery. After they receive a crash course from Clyde, the Koopalings raid the First Mushroom Bank, but are foiled by Mario and Luigi in the process, although they do manage to escape.
Realizing that the Koopalings failed lesson one, Clyde makes some adjustments to his lesson plan, making sure that getting rid of the Mario Bros. is lesson two. The first step in this lesson is to have Cheatsy steal the lunch money from a Mushroom boy in Desert Land, whose cry for help travels through a Warp Pipe and alerts the Mario Bros. The boy directs Mario and Luigi to a pipe, which traps them in an underground maze where Clyde and Big Mouth lock them in with a Boom Boom.
Afterwards, claiming that he has taught the Koopalings everything he knows about crime, Clyde lets them run amuck in the Mushroom Kingdom, where they steal whatever they choose to steal. However, Clyde is pushed too far when the Koopalings not only start stealing from each other, but his own pockets as well.
When Bowser proposes to have his Koopalings steal one billion Gold Coins from the Mushroom Kingdom Treasury, Clyde only agrees to help, just because half of the loot is enough to relieve him from all the stress the Koopas cause him. To Clyde's surprise, the Koopalings double-cross him, and handcuff a Bob-omb to his ankle, although he manages to extinguish the fuse before it blows up.
Angry that he was double-crossed, Clyde breaks into the maze that Mario and Luigi are trapped in, and begs them to get him back to the Real World. After offering to help them stop the Koopalings from robbing the Mushroom Kingdom Treasury, the Mario Bros. reluctantly agree.
After the Koopalings invade the Mushroom Kingdom Treasury and begin packing up the loot, they are surprised to see Clyde with Mario and Luigi waiting for them behind a vaulted door. Before the Koopalings can react, Clyde and the Marios tie them up, and send them up into the Doom Ship, along with a big Bob-omb. When the Doom Ship is partially blown away, fireworks are formed, while Clyde feels proud of the fireworks.
However, the Mushroom Kingdom is not recognized by the United States government, which means that Clyde's heroism there is not considered a case for clemency. As Clyde is still a prisoner in the Real World, Mario and Luigi are obliged to return him to his jail cell, which Clyde agrees to. Following his return to prison, he then befriends Mario and Luigi, who pay him visits at the prison's visitor center. While the Mario Brothers consider Clyde's sentence onerous especially since he has reformed, Clyde notes that he will gladly serve his 12,423-year prison sentence with no parole compared to spending one more day with the Koopas.
- Crime Wave Clyde's name could be a reference to Clyde Barrow of the notorious outlaw duo Bonnie and Clyde.
|The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3|
|Episodes||"Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" • "Reptiles in the Rose Garden" • "Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario" • "The Beauty of Kootie" • "Princess Toadstool for President" • "Never Koop a Koopa" • "Reign Storm" • "Toddler Terrors of Time Travel" • "Dadzilla" • "Tag Team Trouble" • "Oh, Brother!" • "Misadventure of Mighty Plumber" • "A Toadally Magical Adventure" • "Misadventures in Babysitting" • "Do the Koopa" • "Kootie Pie Rocks" • "Mush-Rumors" • "The Ugly Mermaid" • "Crimes R Us" • "Life's Ruff" • "Up, Up, and a Koopa" • "7 Continents for 7 Koopas" • "True Colors" • "Recycled Koopa" • "The Venice Menace" • "Super Koopa"|
|Characters||Protagonists||Luigi • Mario • Princess Toadstool • Toad|
|Koopa Family and Koopalings||Big Mouth Koopa • Bully Koopa • Cheatsy Koopa • Hip Koopa • Hop Koopa • King Bowser Koopa • Kooky von Koopa • Kootie Pie Koopa|
|Koopa Troop minions||Abominable Snowkoopa • Angry Sun • Baby Cheep • Block • Bloober • Bloober baby • Bloober with kids • Bob-omb • Boo Diddly • Boom Boom • Boomerang Brother • Boss Bass • Bullet Bill • Cannonball • Chain Chomp • Cheep-Cheep • Dry Bones • Fire Brother • Fire Chomp • Firesnake • Giant Land Para-Goomba • Goomba • Hammer Brother • Hot Foot • Jelectro • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Zombie • Kuribo's Goomba • Lakitu • Lava Lotus • Magic Piranha Plant • Nipper Plant • Para-Beetle • Para-Goomba • Piranha Plant • Ptooie • Robot Princess • Rocky Wrench • Sledge Brother • Spiny • Spiny Egg • Thwomp|
|Other||Baker • Bud • Bud and Missy's mother • Crime Wave Clyde • Cutter • Doctor • Emperor Ed • Gondolier • Herman • Holly Mackerel • Junior • Junior's mom and dad • King Mackerel • King Windbag • Kitty • Madzilla • Madzilla's Mom • Marco Polo's Plumbers • Mayor of New York City • Mighty Plumber • Milli Vanilli • Missy • Mr. President • Mrs. President • Mushroom Kingdom Fire Department • Mushroom Nanny • Mushroom People • Mushroom Referee • Norman • Painter • Pipe creatures • Prince Hugo • Prince Mushroomkhamen • Queen Mushroomkhamen • Royal Parrot • Servant • Submarine captain • Sultan • Mushroom Marauder and Jake the Crusher Fungus • Toad's cousin • Wizard King of the West|
|Locations||Regions of the Mushroom World||Dark Land • Desert Land • Giant Land • Mertropolis • Mushroom Kingdom • Mushroom Sea • Pipe Land • Sky Land • Underground Maze of Pipes • Water Land|
|Landmarks of the Mushroom World||Ace Magic Wand Factory • First Mushroom Bank • Kastle Koopa • Mushroom Castle • Mushroom Kingdom Orphanage • Mushroom Kingdom Treasury • Mushroom Land Central Library • Pipe Land Treasury • Temple of Gloom|
|Regions of the
|Africa • Antarctica • Australia • Brooklyn • Hawaii • Hollywood • Miami • New York City • North America • Paris • South America • United States of America • Venice • Washington, D.C.|
|Landmarks of the Real World||Bastille • Eiffel Tower • Florida State Poochitentiary • Great Wall of China • Hollywood Bowl • Kennedy Space Center • Louvre • Washington Monument • White House • Wild Waldo's One-of-a-Kind Amusement Park|
vehicles, and misc.
|? Block • Block • Doom Dancer Music Box • Doom Ship • Doom Sub • Fire Flower • Fireball • Frog Suit • Fudjie • Gold Coin • Jump Block • Karoobi • Koopa Color Goopa • Koopa Clogger • Kooper-Dooper Raiser-Upper • Koopa trash • Koopascope • Lame Brainer • Levitation Beam • Magic wand • Nasty Net • Nice Guy Potion • Plumber Pole • Plumber's Periscope • Plumber's Putty • Power Pendant • Power Shower • Starman • Steam Cloud Balloon • Steam powered mummy sled • Super Leaf • Super Slurp Pipe • Tag Team Wrestling Tournament • Tank • Time Travel Tube • Transmutational Brainwave Analyzer • Trash Smasher • Crud Cannon • Warp Pipe|
|Miscellaneous||Quotes • Songs • Staff|