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Artwork of a Terrapin on the field from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
Species Terrapin
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Bowser! I haven't seen you for so long. I've been studying here at the dojo under the Sensei 'Jinx' because... To tell you the truth, I... I know I couldn't beat Smithy. That's why I'm here now. Someday I'm going to return and make you proud!”
Jagger, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Jagger is a Terrapin that appears in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. After the Smithy Gang invades Bowser's Keep, Jagger is first seen leading Bowser's troop of Terrapins in Rose Way. However, realizing that he is not strong enough in his present state to fight the forces of Smithy, he flees to Monstro Town, a village of reformed monsters. Once there, Jagger meets the martial arts master Jinx. Jinx, seeing potential in him, allows Jagger to become his student. Jagger trains day and night, hoping to become strong enough to eventually challenge the forces of Smithy and reclaim Bowser's Keep.

If Mario and Bowser visit the dojo in town, Jagger is shocked to see his former king. He apologizes to Bowser for running away and promises to someday join him in reclaiming his keep. Bowser tells Jagger that he is not obligated to do so and that his services are not needed, as Bowser has acquired new "Minions" (namely Mario, Mallow, Geno, and Princess Peach) to vanquish Smithy. Bowser, in fact, encourages Jagger to continue his training and self-realization rather than rejoining the Koopas. As a test, Jagger challenges Mario and his allies to a friendly fight.

Although Jagger has attained a rare level of skill, he ultimately loses and his master, Jinx, reveals himself. If Jinx is defeated three times, Mario is given an honor held only by the highest-ranking fighter, the Jinx Belt, and is told he is the new Sensei. Thus, the dojo becomes "Mario Style Dojo", and Jagger and Jinx study Mario's fighting technique. Jinx proclaims their first training assignment is to jump one thousand times, which Mario does not have a say in. They continue to do this endlessly for the rest of the game.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of a Terrapin from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 600 FP 100 Speed 30
Location(s) Monstro Town Attack 120 Magic attack 0
Role Common Defense 80 Magic defense 50
Bonus Flower None Yoshi Cookie None Morph rate 0%
Evade 10% Magic evade 0% Spells None
Weak None Strong Jump, Fire, Poison, Critical Sp. attacks Terrapunch
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Items None
Psychopath "Oh! I'm so excited!"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Artwork of a Terrapin on the field from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 600
Exp. 0
Weak Elements N/A
Weak Statuses FearSleepMute
Drops N/A
Rare Drops N/A
Found In Monstro Town
Monster List profile
Despite all his training, he's not much stronger. But that's no surprise, since his strategy is still based around hoping for a lucky hit.
Thought Peek
I'm so excited, my blood is boiling!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコヤン
From「ノコヘい」(Nokohei, "Terrapin") and「ヤン」(Yan, "Yang"), a martial artist character from Final Fantasy IV

Chinese (simplified) 不良慢慢龟
Bùliáng Mànmàn Guī
Bad Koopa Troopa

Chinese (traditional) 不良慢慢龜
Bùliáng Mànmàn Guī
Bad Koopa Troopa

Dutch Koopablo
Portmanteau of "Koopa" and Spanish male given name "Pablo"
French Koopax
Portmanteau of "Koopa" and the slang adjective-forming suffix -ax; might be a reference to Asterix's way to name the Gauls
German Budo
From Japanese word「武道」(budō, "martial arts")
Italian Jagger
Korean 불량엉금
Bullyang Eonggeum
From "不良" (bullyang, "misconduct" in Sino-Korean) and "엉금병" (Eonggeumbyeong, "Terrapin")

Spanish Jagger


Screenshot of the Monstro Town epilogue scene in Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch), after defeating every post-game boss.
Post-game epilogue scene
  • After defeating Culex 3D then defeating Smithy in the remake, Jagger, along with Jinx, appears in the credits scene with Monstermama and the other characters.
  • Jagger is the only one of Bowser's three troop leaders to retain his English localization name in the remake. The other two, Goomhilde and Wizakoopa, were simply named after their respective species in the original and only given unique names in the remake.
  • Jagger may be named after Mick Jagger, a founding member of The Rolling Stones.