Kent C. Koopa

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Paper Mario Enemy
Kent C. Koopa
PMKentCKoopa.png
Location(s) Pleasant Path
Max HP 70
Attack 10
Defense 6 (standing), 3 (flipped, shell), 0 (flipped, tail)
Moves Heavy Stomp (10), Shell Toss (3, Mario; 3, Partner)
Type Ground
Items N/A
Coins N/A
Misc. stats
Level 55
Run N/A
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? 80%, 1
Dizzy? 30%, -1
Shock? 30%, -1
Shrink? 40%, -1
Stop? 50%, -2
Fright? 0%
Air Lift? 0%
Hurricane? 0%
Tattle

This is Kent C. Koopa. He seems pretty greedy for such a large Koopa. Max HP: 70, Attack Power: 10, Defense Power: 6 He sometimes does a stamp attack with his shell. That attack has a power of 3. His shell attack also damages party members (like me!), so be sure to defend! As with all Koopas, your chances will greatly improve if you can flip him over. His defense power will drop. Watch it, though! He'll attack as soon as he's back on his feet. And by the way, is he not THE HUGEST KOOPA EVER!?! Somebody told me that he used to live in Koopa Village...

“Hey, you in the hat! Wait! It's fine weather, isn't it? My name is Kent C. Koopa. Please remember it, OK? If you want to use this road, you need to pay me 100 coins. So sorry, but that's how it is. You don't pay, you don't pass. Coins make the world go round. It's all about the money!”
Kent C. Koopa, Paper Mario

Kent C. Koopa is a Big Koopa Troopa that appears in Paper Mario. He wears large glasses, with his name being a play on the words "can't see".

Kent C. blocks Pleasant Path, the road to Koopa Village and the Koopa Bros. Fortress after Chapter 5, preventing Kolorado from getting home after the explorer's adventures on Lavalava Island. He demands a toll of one hundred coins in order to let people pass, but Mario can fight him instead instead as an optional boss. Defeating him will cause him to flee from the path for the rest of the game. Russ T. implies that Kent C. Koopa taught the Koopa Bros. how to fight.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Gus is an optional boss that is encountered much earlier in the game, and can be fought int a similar way.

Battle[edit]

Kent C. Koopa has rather high attack and defense compared to other bosses encountered before and after the point he appears in the game. Kent C. can use a powerful Ground Pound-like attack on Mario to squish him for ten damage; he may also perform a slow Shell Toss attack that flattens Mario and their partner, inflicting the injured status effect on them while dealing three damage.

Unlike other Koopas, Kent C. requires Mario to land two jumps in order to be flipped over, and he will immediately get back up that same turn; also unlinke other Koopas, getting back up does not use up that turn, and he will attack as normal. While flipped, Kent's defense is halved to 3, and his tail can also be targeted and has a defense of 0. Using the Spin Smash attack on Kent C.'s tail while he is flipped over makes him spin around, causing him to drop a few coins. Kent C. is also vulnerable to being put to sleep by moves such as Mamar's Lullaby, and will not get up as quickly he is asleep while flipped.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゼニノコー
Zeninokō
Portmanteau of "zeni" (銭, money) and Nokonoko (ノコノコ, Koopa Troopa).
French Kent C. Koopa -
German Kent C. Koopa -
Chinese 金钱喏库
Jīnqián Nuòkù
Money Noko (Noko is the Japanese name for Koopa Troopa)

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