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Kamella from Super Mario Galaxy.
Species Magikoopa
Galaxy Space Junk Galaxy
Deep Dark Galaxy
Mission(s) Kamella's Airship Attack
The Underground Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship Daredevil Run
Dome Fountain
Star given Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy.Smg icon daredevilcomet.png

Kamella is a Magikoopa and boss character that appears in Super Mario Galaxy. She is first fought in the Space Junk Galaxy and is encountered two more times in the Deep Dark Galaxy.


Kamella's model as seen in Super Mario Galaxy

Kamella is much larger than regular Magikoopas and wears purple clothing instead of blue, similar to Kammy Koopa from the Paper Mario series, though hers consists of a flowing robe and long pointy hat. She also has light-blue claw polish, green lipstick, and a red jewel on the center of her chest. One minor difference between her and other Magikoopas is that her fangs point upward, while other Magikoopas' point down. Her legs are not seen. She also wields a magic wand which houses a Power Star in its orb.


Seeing Kamella for the first time
Kamella's first appearance in Space Junk Galaxy

Kamella generally alternates between shooting fireballs and Green Shells at Mario. She also has the ability to summon other Magikoopas to her aid. To defeat Kamella, Mario must grab the Koopa shells she summons and toss them back at her. As she takes damage her attacks become increasingly dangerous (for instance, she begins firing multiple fireballs at once). When Kamella uses her scepter to throw fireballs or shells, fireballs will appear as a red-orange streak and a shell as a green one. Kamella starts the fight outside the boundaries of the ship. Mario must simply throw the shell to hit her. Once hit, she will move onto the ship. Then the player will have to jump and throw the shell to hit her, since she will be floating above the deck of the ship. If the player does this successfully, the shell will hit her the second time. Kamella then stays in her position above the deck of the ship and summons two Magikoopas to her aid.

Using the Star Spin, it is possible to grab nearby shells much more easily; even if they are moving, and even if they haven't formed yet - the Star Spin will successfully take the shell if used next to one of Kamella's green spells. This tactic makes the battle much easier, as the player does not have to wait for the shells to stop moving before collecting them.

Mario fighting Kamella

The Magikoopas will disappear and reappear when Kamella is injured. If done correctly, Kamella will hurtle into space, dropping her scepter that has the Power Star inside of it. The scepter will shatter, exposing the power star for the player to collect.

Kamella later appears two more times in Deep Dark Galaxy, once under normal conditions and once with a Daredevil Comet surrounding the galaxy. In this fight, Kamella has the ability to turn into a white orb and teleport to random places on the ship, on which they are fighting and requires four hits to defeat instead of three, making the fight more difficult. Kamella also creates a wall around the boundaries of the ship, meaning that Mario cannot jump off the ship. This wall will stay intact until Kamella is once again defeated. The last two hits require the player to follow Kamella to the crow's nest of the ship. When she is defeated, Kamella will vanish and drop the wand, shattering the orb and releasing the Power Star for Mario to collect.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボスカメック
Bosu Kamekku
Boss Kamek/Magikoopa
Chinese 卡美克头头
Kǎměikè Tóutóu
Boss Kamek
French Archi-Kamek From "Archi" (a degree of magician) and "Kamek"
Italian Boss Kamek[1]
Spanish (NOE) Jefe Kamek Kamek Boss


  • Kamella is the only boss in Super Mario Galaxy to have more than one entrance animation, as in the Space Junk Galaxy, she teleports into the arena with magic spirals appearing where she will appear, complete with a flashy (albeit harmless) burst of magic when she does, while in the Deep Dark Galaxy, she just flies in from a small glowing planetoid.
  • Kamella's wand has a translucent texture over the orb to create a reflection. Extracting the texture shows it is the Nintendo GameCube logo.[3]


  1. ^ Italian Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Strategy Guide; pag. 259
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 128
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/MarioBrothBlog/status/1151663563494363137