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Larry Koopa
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Larry Koopa's appearance from New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U.
Species Koopa
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Latest portrayal Michelle Hippe (2014-present)
You're standing on the wrong side of this face-off! And where's my backup?! Ludwig, get your shell OVER here!”
Larry Koopa, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Larry Koopa (known as Cheatsy Koopa in the cartoons) is the youngest of the Koopalings, a clan of seven siblings[1] that act as leaders of the Koopa Troop under Bowser, and who were originally considered to be his children. Like Ludwig, Larry has blue hair, albeit a lighter color and in a different style, resembling a cockscomb.[2] In the Nintendo Power Super Mario World Guide Larry is referred as "Bowser's number one Koopaling"[3]. Many sources initially claimed he was named after the American talk show host Larry King[4][5]. The former Nintendo of America employee Dayvv Brooks, who originally named the Koopalings, claimed instead that Larry was named after Larry Mullen, Jr., the drummer for the rock band U2[6]. All the Koopalings therefore would have been named after musicians. However, Brooks contradicted this in a December 2015 interview, stating that Larry was not named after anyone in particular, and that he just simply "looked like a Larry"[7].



Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]


In Larry's first appearance, Super Mario Bros. 3, he is the first Koopaling to be battled. He steals the magic wand from the king of Grass Land and turns him into a dog (a Cobrat in the SNES version). After Mario goes through all of the airship's cannons, he battles Larry in his cabin, who is determined to fight Mario for the wand. In this battle, Larry jumps around and shoots magic blasts from his stolen magic wand. He needs to be jumped on three times to be defeated. He is then forced to make a quick retreat. Mario got the wand back, the king was returned to normal, and thanked him for returning him to his original state.

His role is expanded slightly in the opening cutscene of the GBA remake, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. He is shown breaking into the Grass Land castle at the dead of night during a thunderstorm, stealing the wand and turning the king into a Cobrat, leading to Grass Land's request for the Mushroom Kingdom's assistance.

Super Mario World[edit]

Larry, as he appeared in Super Mario World.
Larry's second appearance is in the last world of Super Mario World, the Valley of Bowser. In battle, he uses Iggy's attack pattern and defeating condition. He sits on top of a tilting platform on top of lava and is immune to all of Mario's attacks. However, unlike Iggy, Larry's platform has three Lava Bubbles that jumps up and down. He can also throw more than one fireball at one time. Larry needs to be jumped on until he falls off his platform. After the battle, Mario literally kicks away his castle, and gains access to Bowser's Castle. This is Larry's first time being the last Koopaling to fight so far. Like the other Koopalings, his in-game design does not match official artwork.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Larry Koopa's castle battle. Note that he fired two blasts.

The Koopalings made their 3D-rendered debut in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Larry is the boss of World 1, which is reminiscent of Super Mario Bros. 3. In this appearance, Larry looks almost the same as before, but his two small fangs are now gone, he has a blue star on his head similar to Morton (however, compared to Morton's star, it is instead near the back of his head); and he now has a light-blue colored shell similar to the color of his hair.

Larry, Bowser Jr., and the rest of the Koopalings appear in the game's intro. They use a giant cake to capture Princess Peach during her birthday party. The Koopalings then flee on their airship while Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, and Blue Toad give chase.

Before battling him, he is shocked at Mario's presence, rages about it and gets ready to fight. In the first battle, Larry fires blue fireballs at Mario and jumps. After being hit, he retreats into his shell and starts to spin around the area, causing Mario damage if he comes in contact with him. After three stomps on the head, Larry is defeated, retreating to his castle in World 1.

Larry's second battle (in his castle) is in a room filled with platforms that shift up and down thanks to Kamek's magic. Larry has the same tactics as his last fight. However, his shell dash attack is more difficult to avoid because of the moving room (unless he gets stuck between two of the platforms). After three more stomps Larry is defeated. After this fight he falls off the screen, leaving the key to the desert, where Roy is. In the ending, he is shown limping when he comes across Bowser Jr., who points to the other Koopalings, and they watch as the latters prop Bowser up, which causes the castle to start falling on top of them.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Larry is a boss once again in New Super Mario Bros. 2. He is the castle boss of World Mushroom, an unlockable world. Like in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he'll throw a tantrum on the fact that Mario made through his castle before fighting him once more. His battle features three blue platforms in the middle of the room, four holes, two on the floor and two on the ceiling and two stone pillars, which go in and out of the four holes, always one on the top and one on the floor. Using his magic wand, Larry shoots sky blue fireballs, which ricochet off the walls upon contact, similar to Wendy's candy rings. Oddly, despite being seen dragging Princess Peach along when his world is unlocked, the aftermath of the battle does not have Mario discovering Princess Peach in the room after him. A similar oddity appears with Lemmy in World Flower.

Like all the other Koopalings, Mario has to jump on Larry's head to defeat him. After three stomps, Larry is defeated, leaving the key to World 3.

Larry survives the encounter, and rejoins his comrades at Bowser's castle, where they attempt to petrify Mario with their Koopa Clown Car's petrification device. He also aids Bowser alongside the rest of the Koopalings by causing him to grow larger, but it results in him and the others being knocked into a lava pit by Bowser due to his increased size. He and the other Koopalings survive, however, and attempt to help Bowser by airlifting him with the Koopa Clown Car, but this ends up with it crashing due to it being unable to handle the combined weight of both them and Bowser. Larry ends up flung into a tree as a result of the crash.

In the New Super Mario Bros. 2 guide, Iggy Koopa was mistaken for Larry in World 2.[citation needed]

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Mario facing Larry Koopa in New Super Mario Bros. U.

Larry reappears in New Super Mario Bros. U, alongside the rest of the Koopalings, Boom Boom, Kamek, and Bowser Jr.. He is the boss of Sparkling Waters, and is battled in Larry's Torpedo Castle. His battle strategy is to blast fireballs and use water blasts from the pool below the arena, which act like the pillars from his previous New Super Mario Bros. battles. When Larry is spinning in his shell, the water geysers give his shell a boost upwards, making it a bit difficult to avoid. After two stomps, Larry starts to cast two fireballs in quick succession. In addition, he is one of only three Koopalings to retain the use of a magic wand, the others being Iggy and Ludwig. When the player reaches his airship at the end of Sparkling Waters' Castle, he'll emit a mocking laugh. However, when Mario actually boards his airship, Larry will once again get into one of his rages. Three hits to his head will make him fall off-screen.

Despite this, Larry survives, and is later picked up along with the rest of the Koopalings by Bowser Jr., although they end up escaping by hanging onto Bowser's tail after the latter inadvertently destroyed Bowser Jr's (already damaged) ship.

On a side note, Larry is the only Koopaling to not receive new artwork, with his New Super Mario Bros. Wii artwork simply being reused, although with an updated look. Roy's artwork was also recycled, however it was mirrored and altered to add his Bill Blaster weapon. Also, the top of Larry's magic wand turns pink when Mario jumps on his head.

Larry's role is slightly expanded, as he is in a challenge in Challenge Mode in Larry's Groundless Battle. This is exactly like the battle in the main game, except the player cannot touch the ground. The player can touch the geysers, however.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Larry appears in New Super Luigi U. His battle is identical to in New Super Mario Bros. U, and is fought in Larry's Trigger-Happy Castle.

DIC cartoons[edit]

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Cheatsy Koopa, as he appeared in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 produced by Nintendo and DIC Entertainment, he is named Cheatsy Koopa and is usually scheming up Bowser's latest plan, sometimes in conjunction with Kooky. There are several physical differences between Larry and Cheatsy: Larry's hair is a cockscomb while Cheatsy's hair is a mohawk with several strands that point in different directions, Cheatsy has an elongated muzzle instead of Larry's short, rounded one, Cheatsy has a flat mouth with two protruding teeth instead of Larry's feline one with four protruding teeth, furthermore Cheatsy has pronounced wrinkles that aren't visible on Larry's head and is almost always seen squinting, his skin is a little bit darker and has a tail that curls around like a pig's. He appears the most of all the Koopa Kids. Cheatsy is voiced by James Rankin.

A very common animation goof regarding Cheatsy is that his green head is often colored orange, the same color as the rest of his body. One particular shot in the episode "The Beauty of Kootie" even has his head mistakenly colored purple.

Sneaking Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas: Cheatsy is assigned with several of his brothers to be Giant Ninja Koopas in order to capture Prince Hugo in Giant Land by King Koopa. Cheatsy and his brother manage to capture not only Hugo, but Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool too. Cheatsy and his brothers are later defeated, turned back to their normal selves by Mario and co. Koopa manages to escape through a Warp Pipe to a Warp Zone with Cheatsy and his siblings.

The Beauty of Kootie: In the episode Cheatsy works with Kootie Pie to refill the Doom Ship engine with oil, which causes the Sultan's jacuzzi to be filled with oil. Cheatsy then turns Kootie into a human to distract the Mario Bros, but Cheatsy turns Kootie back (but she fell for Luigi, who was transformed into Casanova Koopa before the latter goes back to his normal self). Cheatsy and Kootie chase after him but again are defeated.

Princess Toadstool for President: Cheatsy and Kooky make a Nice Guy Potion for King Koopa so he can be elected to be king of the Mushroom Kingdom. Cheatsy and Kooky eventually have to make more as the old potion's effects wear off. However, the Mario Bros. learn about this and ruin their last batch, thus stopping Koopa from becoming King.

Never Koop a Koopa: In this episode Cheatsy and Koopa capture the gang and Koopa teaches Cheatsy about double-crossing. Cheatsy later double-crosses Koopa into signing the Mushroom Kingdom to him, but Koopa tells him its just a smiley face and chases him around his throne.

Tag Team Trouble: Koopa and Cheatsy plan to get one million gold coins (Toad misinterprets this as a plan to steal the gold coins he was carrying to the orphanage, though this is not the case). Cheatsy enters the Sledge Brothers into the Mushroom Wrestling Federation to fight Toad's cousins. During the battle, true to his name, he cheats and hypnotizes Toad's cousins to fall sleep for two days. But Cheatsy didn't prepare for Mario and Luigi, who, with a little help from some Starmen, beat them and win the gold coins.

Misadventure of Mighty Plumber: Cheatsy has a minor role in this episode: he uses his wand to summon toys from the television, like a race car for Hip and Hop, and then Mighty Plumber. Cheatsy later is forced by Mario to put Mighty Plumber back into the T.V.

A Toadally Magical Adventure: Cheatsy and his siblings attempt to steal a magic wand, but fail due to the Mario Bros. Cheatsy and his family eventually manage to steal the wand and control the Pipe Monsters (though Kootie Pie takes the wand after this and places a fence around Princess Toadstool.) to grab the brothers. Cheatsy then uses the wand to zap a Nipper Plant into a giant and tells it to eat the brothers, but it fails. Cheatsy then enchants the fence surrounding Toadstool in an attempt to trap Toad, but that fails as well. With the help of Wizard King of the West, Cheatsy and his family are forced to give back the wand and return home.

Misadventures in Babysitting: When Junior comes to the Mushroom Kingdom, Cheatsy, Kooky and Bully trick him into trapping the Mario Bros. However, since Junior doesn't want to destroy the brothers, Cheatsy, Kooky and Bully force him into the Pipe Maze, where Kooky poured lava into it in an attempt to dispose of the kid. But with the help of the Mario Bros., they were foiled once again.

Do the Koopa: Cheatsy, Bully and Big Mouth go to get the Doom Dancer Music Box and steal it for Koopa. Cheatsy uses Big Mouth's string and grabs the Music Box for Koopa, only for Bully to use it to make him and the others dance. Koopa then uses it to make everyone dance until Mario covers his ears and destroys it.

Kootie Pie Rocks: Cheatsy helps Koopa bring Milli Vanilli to Kootie Pie, using the Doom Ship to kidnap them from a concert in New York City, which was being attended by Princess Toadstool, Toad and the Mario Bros.

7 Continents for 7 Koopas: In this episode, he helps his dad take over the Real World by taking over Australia. Cheatsy turns every human into a kangaroo, except one. He turns this man into a prawn, while alligators dressed as chefs attempt to put him on the grill. Cheatsy was foiled as Toadstool turns everyone back to normal and removes the alligator's teeth. After barely escaping from being thrown on a grill himself, he retreats back to the Mushroom Kingdom.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

Cheatsy's appearance in the Super Mario World television series.

In the Super Mario World animated series, Cheatsy's hair was changed to a lighter green color and drawn a tad thicker, most likely to resemble his appearance in the game. He's the only Koopaling to appear in more than one episode as a main villain (these episodes are in italics):

Gopher Bash: Cheatsy recruits Monty Moles to help steal the cave people's crops and replace them with Piranha Plants. This plot is foiled by Yoshi, but he and the Monty Moles escape underground, telling the Mario Bros. they have to pay up if they want their crops back. The Mario Bros. rescue the food, but not before dropping the Monty Moles they kidnapped on top of Cheatsy. He sings his own self-praising song called Cheatsy's Life.

Rock TV: Along with Kooky, Cheatsy helps King Koopa with his "Robby Rockwell" costume, which he uses to pitch Rock TV to the cave people.

The Yoshi Shuffle: In this episode, Cheatsy plays the role of the referee in the football game between the Mario Bros. and the Koopas. His accusation that Mario and Yoshi cheated to get a touchdown in the football game is actually true, as they went out of bounds to get that touchdown. This is Cheatsy's last animation appearance.

Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land[edit]

Larry appeared in the interactive Anime adaptation of Super Mario World. On Chocolate Island, he, alongside Lemmy, Wendy, Ludwig, Morton, and Roy, ambushed Mario and Luigi at a fortress. He alongside his brothers fought Mario after Wendy nearly fell into lava, but Mario broke open a red block to get a Cape Feather and sent them flying.


Larry often appeared in Nintendo Comics System comics, published by Valiant. Unlike his siblings and his father, he didn't speak an intelligible language (whether he was unable to or didn't by choice was not revealed). Instead, he spoke in pictures, which were only understood by Lemmy. However, in the Super Mario Adventures comic, he was able to speak intelligibly.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In Leaping Lizards, either Larry or Ludwig compete alongside five of their siblings in the International Mushroom Games.

In Koopa Capers, Larry and his brothers have their wands stolen by Wendy, who disappears with them shortly afterward, intent on overthrowing their father with her own army and a super wand she intends to create by fusing her own wand with her brothers'. If Luigi, who had been coerced by Bowser into searching for Wendy, tracks the female Koopaling down to her hideout, Bowser and the male Koopalings, who had been following him, will barge in after the plumber, but decide to stave off punishing Wendy for her treachery if she helps search for the hiding Luigi. If Luigi had acquired Boom Boom's socks earlier in his adventure, he can toss them into Wendy's simmering wand combination potion, which will release fumes that knock the entire Koopa family and their minions out for at least a week.

In Dinosaur Dilemma, if Mario and Yoshi decide to hide from Bowser in the kitchen while snooping around his Dinosaur Island Castle, Larry (incorrectly described as having red and blue hair) sneaks up on the two, and steals several coins out of Mario's pocket before dumping a large pan of sticky, uncooked dough on him and Yoshi, trapping them.

Mario is Missing![edit]

Larry in Mario is Missing!

Larry is the first boss in the PC version of Mario is Missing!, where it takes a single blast from a Fire Flower to defeat him. He also taunts Luigi with the knowledge that he won't see his brother again, although he also admits that even he doesn't know the door Mario is trapped in. Eventually, after realizing that Luigi possesses a Fire Flower, and thus is capable of defeating him, Larry attempts to talk his way out by claiming that he's on Luigi's side, only for Luigi to ignore him. Larry does not appear in the SNES version of Mario is Missing!, although he is pictured alongside the similarly-absent Morton and Lemmy in the manual of the SNES version.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

In Yoshi's Safari, Larry is the boss of Crescent Coast. Larry rides in a sun-like submarine that has a purple face and a blue nose. Mario has to shoot at the nose to get it to open up and expose Larry. He then zooms around the screen while Mario continues to shoot at it. Eventually the submarine breaks and Larry holds up a white flag as he floats up to the surface.

Hotel Mario[edit]

Larry in Hotel Mario

The last appearance of Larry for several years was in the obscure Hotel Mario. He is found and battled in Larry's Chillton Hotel with the words "Larry's Cave Hotel" and "This mine is mine" written on the entrance. In battle, Larry attacks by using bombs as bowling balls, further signifying his love of sports. Like most other battles, this Koopaling can eat the Mario Bros. in (presumably) one gulp if they meet in an elevator.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Location(s) Bowser's Castle
Level 38
HP 980
POW 160
Defense 137
Speed 88
Experience 850
Coins 400
Item Drop None (0%)
Golden Mushroom (100%)
Fire Weak
Thunder Weak
Jump Weak
Hammer Normal
Stat Down?
Superstar Saga Enemy
Larry Idle.gif
Location(s) Bowser's Castle
Level 38
HP 550 (600)
POW 110-150 (115-160)
Defense 145 (170)
Speed 93 (95)
Experience 800 (850)
Coins 99 (200)
Item Drop Max Mushroom (Ultra Mushroom) – 100%
1-Up Mushroom – 61.29%
Fire Normal
Thunder Normal
Jump Normal
Hammer Normal
Hand Normal
Stun? 30%
Burn? 0%
Stat Down? 30%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

After several years of absence, Larry reappears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. He is fought after Wendy is defeated, and is the last Koopaling to be fought, just like in Super Mario World. Before battle, Larry traps Luigi in a barrel and shoots a fireball at him. To engage Larry, Luigi needs to stand in front of the Bob-omb to bounce the fireball back, while Larry does likewise with his tennis racket. Luigi has to continue bouncing the fireball back until it hits Larry, making him angry. In battle, he spits fireballs (similar to the other Koopalings), bouncing them back with his tennis racket. He also spins around, similar to Iggy or Ludwig. He also has a Time Bob-omb on his side, which limits the amount of turns taken to defeat him. He can also defend himself; if the player jumps or uses Knockback Bros, the Bros. will get poisoned or burnt. In the end, he is defeated and once again disappeared.

Defeating Larry causes the spikes blocking their path to disappear, allowing Mario and Luigi to battle Fawful.

Larry appears in the remake Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions with the same role as before and added dialogue. His spinning attack has been changed; he will now spin inside his shell, similar to Roy. He also appears in the added on story mode Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser as a Ranged-type ally. He and the other Koopalings get brainwashed by Fawful in the beginning of the game’s story and try to conquer the Beanbean Kingdom afterwards. Larry is requited after the player defeats him in the Beanbean Outskirts, and he seems to be the most respectful to Captain Goomba and his squad and the most willing to join out of all the Koopalings, although he strongly dislikes taking orders from a Goomba. Interestingly, in battles, Larry always fixes his hair after either getting hit by attacks from the Mario Bros., or by attacking or even moving (the latter seen in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser). His stats spread is relatively balanced but focuses on having high ACCURACY.

Larry Koopa’s description in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Paper Jam Enemy
Larry (Boss Battle Ring)
Location(s) Arcade
Level 46
HP 927
POW 428 (401)
Defense 346 (333)
Speed 258
Weakness None
Type Shelled
Experience 0 (0)
Coins 0
Item Drop None - 0%
None - 0%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Paper Jam Enemy
Larry (2)
Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle
Level 36
HP 1359
POW 270 (233)
Defense 276 (261)
Speed 183
Weakness None
Type Shelled
Experience 1575 (1570)
Coins 450
Item Drop Max Mushroom - 100%
None - 0%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Paper Jam Enemy
Larry (1)
Location(s) Twinsy Tropics Dungeon
Level 24
HP 825
POW 150 (121)
Defense 158 (100)
Speed 115
Weakness None
Type Shelled
Experience 1070 (1065)
Coins 330
Item Drop None - 0%
Shiny Battle Card - 100%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Larry flailing his wand in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, note the full set of teeth.

Larry reappears in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. He first appears in Doop Doop Dunes with Ludwig, Wendy and Roy where they capture Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario. He is also mentioned briefly by Roy and Wendy shortly before they fought the Mario Bros., where they tried to call him in to aid them in beating them up, though he failed to show (with Wendy later blaming Larry for this when they were defeated). In the Twinsy Tropics Dungeon, as Mario & co. head to the pipe that leads them to Bowser's Castle, they are stopped by Larry and Ludwig, telling them they need a pass to enter. Larry and Ludwig then briefly attack the Mario gang inside the pipe until Starlow unleashes a "Supernova Sparkle" attack. Larry then walks out of the pipe with Mario & co. and has a short temper from Starlow calling him a shrimp, Luigi standing in the wrong side, and Ludwig not being present for his back-up. After Ludwig finally arrives, Larry and Ludwig fight Mario & co. Upon being defeated, Larry claims that fighting them and losing was all part of the plan to ensure the heroes couldn't infiltrate Bowser's Castle. Larry is encountered one last time on top of Neo Bowser Castle, alongside the rest of the Koopalings. Larry briefly tells Ludwig that he will be battling Mario & co. for his own free will, not because he (Ludwig) is some kind of leader. Larry and Ludwig then battle Mario & co. one last time. After the battle, Larry utters some last words, complaining to Ludwig that now he thinks he is some king, just before exploding.

In both of their boss battles in the main story, Larry and Ludwig gain Dark Star Points by successfully damaging Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario. Those Dark Star Points are then used by Ludwig to unleash the effects of his Battle Cards. Larry follows the moves of his brother, even if a bit clumsily (for example, after they attack by spinning the shell Larry is dizzy while Ludwig is not)[8]. They either retreat in the shell and attack the bros. first and then Paper Mario, or they try to hide behind a giant bomb that some Shy Guys try to deliver to the bros., or they attack with the wand. In the latter case, Larry only attacks Paper Mario, first with a magic fireball, then by flailing his wand while running toward him. This is also the only attack of the Koopalings when both Mario bros. are defeated. Like Wendy, Roy and Ludwig, when alone he creates giant magic fireballs with his wand.

Larry and Ludwig are also summoned by Dry Bowser in the Boss Battle Ring after Roy and Wendy have been defeated, however this time they don't gain Dark Star Points.

Larry's head is light green instead of the usual dark green in this game, similar to Bowser in the Mario & Luigi games in general.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

This section is referring to a subject in an upcoming or recently released game. When the game is released, or more information about this subject is found, this section may need major rewriting. Remove this only when the changes have been applied.

Larry is confirmed to appear in the game's new side story.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Larry Koopa in Mario Kart 8.
The logo of Larry Lights in Mario Kart 8.

Larry Koopa, alongside the rest of the Koopalings, appears as a playable character for the first time in Mario Kart 8, where he is an unlockable character. His nickname in a Japanese Nintendo Direct for Mario Kart 8 is 「クッパ軍団特攻隊長[9], or "Koopa Troop's Special Squad Leader'" (localized as the "Authority of Acceleration"[10] or "Super Trooper of Bowser's Army"[11]). His emblem is shown to be a sky blue silhouette of his own head, in a similar manner to Bowser and Bowser Jr. His winning animation has him waving to the crowd[12]. This time, he is voiced by Michelle Hippie.

Larry is one of the heavier lightweights in the game. As such, his acceleration, handling, and grip stats are lowered a little to boost his speed and weight (he shares this trait with Toad, Koopa Troopa, Shy Guy, Toadette, Lakitu, Wendy, and Isabelle). The CPU-controlled Larry can be seen using the Standard bodies, Standard Kart with Standard tires, Standard Bike with Slim tires, the Standard ATV with Monster tires, the Pipe Frame with Standard tires or the Landship with Wood tires.

Larry is the Normal Staff Ghost for Electrodrome. There is also an advertisement for Larry Lights that can be seen in that course, as well as several screens that feature a silhouette of him as a disc jockey in front of dancing Koopa Troopas and Shy Guys[12].

Larry's main color for his parts is yellow, similar to Bowser Jr. in Mario Kart Wii, and his signature light blue is used as a secondary or an alternative color. The color scheme selection of his parts is based on these colors. It is similar to that of Yellow Miis, with some color schemes being used by Light Blue Miis. An expection to this is his Circuit Special which, despite being yellow and orange, is not used by either Mii color.

On an additional note, Larry has a peculiar glider trick animation while riding sport bikes; only one hand grabs the handlebar[13], instead of the usual two with standard bikes and ATVs[14].

In the Nintendo Switch port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Larry reappears as a default playable character. He now shares stats with only Toad and Shy Guy, and is still among the heaviest lightweight characters. If Larry is a CPU, he can also ride the Sport Bike with Monster Tires.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Mario Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. character
Larry SSBU.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Special moves
Standard:  Clown Cannon
Side:  Clown Kart Dash
Up:  Abandon Ship!
Down:  Mechakoopa
Final Smash:  Shadow Mario Paint
Battle entrance
Appears from the background in his Junior Clown Car and gives a mocking gesture.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Larry (alongside his siblings) makes his Super Smash Bros. debut as a playable character accessible via Bowser Jr.'s alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (he, like Bowser Jr. and his siblings, is unlockable in the former game and available from the start in the latter). Because of this, his attacks and statistics are identical to Bowser Jr.'s, though he is referred to by his own name by the announcer and has his own voice clips. Larry can also appear in place of Bowser Jr. in All-Star mode (like the other Koopalings), and, in the Wii U game, he is also the only Koopaling that can be faced as an opponent in rounds 4 and 5 in Classic mode if the player chooses the defeated Bowser Jr. from rounds 1-3 as a team member against another Bowser Jr..

Like the other Koopalings, he is actually driving a mass-produced version of the Junior Clown Car (as noted by the yellow light bulbs that serve as its eyes). The rim and propeller of his Junior Clown Car are colored light blue (his signature color), and he and his siblings also reuse their voice clips from their appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, thus he is voiced by Lani Minella.

There are a few oddities regarding his trophy descriptions across Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. His trophy in the English version claims that he is the leader of the Koopalings. His American Wii U trophy instead calls him the youngest, reflecting his early age description (the European version's trophy, however, was left unchanged for unknown reasons). The title given to Larry in the Boxing Ring is "The Youngest" (NA)[15] or "Leader of the Seven Minions" (PAL)[16] in the Wii U version.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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Alongside the rest of the Koopalings, Larry returns as a playable model swap of Bowser Jr. in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[17]

Puzzle and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Larry Koopa in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Larry appears in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition as a Wood attribute character. He's the World 1-Castle and World 1-Airship Boss. Larry will join the player when ★World 1-Airship is completed. His Skill is Larry's Tornado, which changes Light Orbs into Wood Orbs and Heart Orbs into Fire Orbs.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

Larry Koopa at Copacabana Beach in the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Larry makes his first playable appearance in the Mario & Sonic series, not counting his Mii costume in both Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[18]. He is only playable in Equestrian. In the 3DS version, he is unlocked by beating him in Dream Equestrian on Day Four of the Sonic Story. In the Wii U version, he can be challenged after placing first in the level 2 Equestrian tournament. Upon defeat, the player will unlock him for that event.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Color Splash Enemy
PMCS Larry Idle Animated.gif
Location(s) Sunset Express
Type Spiny, Shelled
HP 350
Attack 20
Strong None
Weak None
Enemy Class
Card Probability R
PMCS Larry Card.png

Usual: "Ahaaaaaaaaa! I love the smell of impending doom! It was my henchmen who hijacked this train, and it'll be my henchmen who...keep the train, uh...hijacked." ~ "Crush that dirty Toad!" ~ "Minions! Crush Them!" ~ "Ahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!" ~ "Amateurs..." ~ "What are you doing?! Open your ideas!" ~ "Agh! Stupid Toad!" ~ "If you love engines so much, then why don't you marry this smoke!" ~ "Was that a Replica just now? Tacky, Mario. I expected more." ~ "Ahaaaaaaaaaaa! I'm over here!" ~ "Well, that was fun, but I'm bored. Thanks for playing, loser!" ~ "You stopped up my smokestack, ya little pest!" ~ "I haven't lost yet!"

Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 100
Red Paint 6
Yellow Paint 6
Blue Paint 0
Orange Paint 0
Green Paint 0
Purple Paint 0
Larry Koopa's introductory pose in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
“Ahaaaaaaaaa! I love the smell of impending doom! It was my henchmen who hijacked this train, and it’ll be my henchmen who…keep the train, uh…hijacked.”
Larry Koopa, Paper Mario: Color Splash

Larry makes his Paper Mario series debut in Paper Mario: Color Splash[19]. In this game, he and a bunch of Bowser’s minions hijack a train, Sunset Express, to get to Starlight Cape, where the orange Big Paint Star is. Mario battles Larry on top of the locomotive. Although not actually seen, he had earlier appeared in the previous level as a VIP diner at the restaurant that Mario had to sub as the head chef due to the original head chef being left severely injured by Shy Guys, where he had Mario prepare for him a massive steak in a pseudo-boss battle. After having the steak, he thanked Mario and stated the restaurant was officially one of his favorite "one and a half star restaurants" before taking his leave. He was always obscured by the drapes, however, leaving him unable to be seen, and he only revealed he was the VIP in question just before the boss fight.

During his battle, at first, if Larry gets damaged, a Shy Guy inserts hearts into the fire chamber so that the smoke from the train makes Larry regain 999 HP. On the next turn, a Toad attempts to chase the Shy Guy out of the cabin, while Larry sends minions to hit the Toad. Once three waves of enemies are defeated, the Shy Guy runs away and Mario can damage Larry properly. Larry will fire a magic spell at the smokestack to spew out smoke that will hit and cover Mario. On contact, Mario's attacks will always miss, and Larry will evade the effects of Thing Cards by hiding in the smoke. If the Cork Thing Card is used, the smokestack gets clogged with the cork, rendering Larry unable to send smoke out. Larry can attack by jumping on Mario or drop-kicking him. If Mario takes too long to defeat Larry, Larry will jump on Mario five times, instantly defeating him, dealing 36, 54, 72, 90 and 99 damage with each jump for a total of 351 damage. Said attack can be dodged by using the Instant Camera Thing card or its replica and by equipping the Spike Helmet, as Larry will first attack the photograph of Mario with his wand and will then jump on the spike of the helmet, receiving damage and failing the attack. He will then repeat the final attack the next turn.

Like many other paper characters, Larry has black eyes without irises; unlike his previous appearances since his redesign in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, in this game his eyelids appear again, being white instead of green like in artwork for Super Mario World.

Curiously enough, Larry holds his wand in his right hand while idle, but holds it in his left hand when casting a spell. This makes him the only Koopaling to use his left hand while using his wand in Paper Mario Color Splash.

Other appearances and references[edit]

Unused Super Princess Peach sprite sheet.

Larry was originally going to appear in Super Princess Peach, although he was taken out of the final game with the rest of the Koopalings.

Larry appears in the Homemaker page in Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up.

In Super Paper Mario, there is a game named Larry Koopa: Zombie Heartbreaker that Francis owns.

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, a costume can be unlocked for the player's Mii that is based on Larry.

In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, Larry Koopa appears as a playable skin along with the rest of the Koopalings.

Larry is included (along with the other Koopalings) as a Boss in the Boss Deck of Monopoly Gamer. He is the first Boss in the deck.

While Larry and the other Koopalings do not appear in Mario Tennis Aces, their airships can be seen in the background of the Savage Sea court.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Larry Koopa with uncombed hair in Super Mario Chie Asobi Ehon ④ Larry No Itazura.
The current appearance of Larry Koopa in the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros..

Larry is rather similar to his siblings, sharing the regular skin and head color. He is set apart by his blue hair, that are usually combed to resemble a cockscomb,[2] whose appearance remained relatively consistent over time. Another more recent distinguishing trait is the blue star on the side of his head, which is similar to Morton's star and the stripes on the side of Lemmy's head; this star was not added until New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Even though early official information depicted him as much shorter than Mario[20], Larry is still shorter than Mario, but varies in height between games, with his shortest modern appearance being in Mario Kart 8 and his tallest being in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and is overall slightly shorter than Ludwig. Larry has two, fang-like teeth in the upper corners of both sides of his snout, similar to Roy (though, originally, he had four protruding teeth), along with a complete set of teeth as shown in the battle against him and Ludwig in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, when he flails his wand against Paper Mario and when he's falling after being hit by his own bomb[8]. His mouth is feline-shaped, as his lips are deeply curved, and his nose is flat; it is relatively the same as Roy's aside from the jawline. He also has a plated belly and padded feet.

He has large, oval eyes that are light blue, like Wendy; however, his in-game sprites in Super Mario World depict them as green due to the SNES's color palette limitations. For the same reason, his hair is depicted as white in his Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World sprites. Artwork for Super Mario World revealed that he has green eyelids as well[21], that reappear in Super Mario Chie Asobi Ehon ④ Larry No Itazura (Super Mario Wisdom Games Picture Book ④ Larry's Mischief) and, more recently, Paper Mario: Color Splash,[22] in this latter game being rather white colored. His head is oval-shaped as well. He is on the small side when compared to the others. His shell is also light blue, lined with a white encasing, and the multiple, short spikes are circled with blue rings; originally, his shell was green, as seen in both his artwork and his sprites for Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, which was changed to its current color in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. He wears the same metal, spiked cuffs as the other Koopalings.

Larry's appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series is unaltered when compared to most of the Mario characters, including Bowser. However, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gives Larry a slightly darker and subdued color scheme, while his hair, spikes, and shell feature simple detailing, though his scales remain undefined. This trait is shared with Bowser Jr. and the other Koopalings.

Personality and traits[edit]

Larry Koopa having just combed his hair in Super Mario Chie Asobi Ehon ④ Larry No Itazura.

Like the other Koopalings, not much of Larry's personality has been revealed. One of his most recurring traits so far has been the care for his hair. Super Mario Chie Asobi Ehon ④ Larry No Itazura (Super Mario Wisdom Games Picture Book ④ Larry's Mischief) showed that he was personally able to comb them into the typical cockscomb, and both Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam as well as Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions showed him fixing his hair even during battles. One of his lines of dialogue in the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games again confirmed him being concerned about fixing his hair.

His trophy description in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS describes him with "aggressive tendencies." While this may reference his short temper in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros 2, this may also have earned him his apparent position as head of the Koopa Troop special forces (which are considered to be the Koopalings themselves in his Super Smash Bros. for 3DS English trophy, his Super Smash Bros. for Wii U U.K. English trophy and his Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Boxing Ring stage screen alias). The North American version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, however, states he has a "serious case of little-brother syndrome", suggesting that he feels overshadowed by or inferior to his older siblings. He also seems to have an interest in sports, as he uses bombs as bowling balls in Hotel Mario, he uses a tennis racket to hit his own fireballs in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and he performs a special glider trick when riding sport bikes in Mario Kart 8. Despite this interest, he has never appeared in any of the Mario sports games. In the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Larry got 'hooked' on Equestrian and can't seem to stop talking about it to the player. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam also implies he may have an interest in video games as Roy, after he and Wendy fail to get Larry to help them, says that he is "probably off playing video games or something." New Super Mario Bros. Wii shows that he didn't possess a lot of stamina, as he was quite far behind his family, trying to catch his breath, while his siblings were trying to help Bowser up off the ground. Although, this may be due to the fact that he was residing in World 1, presumably the furthest world from Bowser's Castle in World 8. He also frequently gets dizzy after spinning, as shown in both Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, when he attacks by spinning his shell, and in his 1st place victory animation in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[23]. In the Japanese manual for Super Mario Bros. 3, Larry speaks in a masculine manner while thinking lowly of the Mushroom World's kings and suggesting he and his siblings only follow orders because they don't want Bowser to yell at them. The official strategy guide for Super Mario Bros. 3 has Larry being depicted as taunting and arrogant, believing Mario won't deduce his weaknesses, and also has a strange accent where he pronounces "th-" syllables with "d" syllables. In Mario is Missing!, Larry even attempts to talk his way out of being defeated by Luigi when sensing that the latter is about to defeat him. In Mario Kart 8, Larry's silhouette could be seen in the Electrodrome race track as a disk jockey, implying that he may have an interest in that profession, or an interest in music in general. The same game also has him operating a business known as Larry Lights, which based on the name implies that he does some electrician or pyrotechnic work. His Prima Offical Game Guide bio of the game also states that he is a "cheatsy devil" (which may be a reference to his cartoon counterpart) and an experienced schemer. In volume 41 of "Super Mario-Kun," the Koopaling was accused of being a flirt by Blue Toad, as he and his brother caught Larry for hitting on their mother. In Paper Mario: Color Splash, he is shown to be something of a glutton, as evidenced by his (anonymously) having Mario prepare a massive steak and specifically requesting that he wants the best prepared steak, the fact that he uses the train's chimney to revive stamina via hearts that a Shy Guy was delivering to him, and upon being beaten his deeply considering getting some lamb chops. Like in the instruction booklet for Super Mario Bros. 3, Larry also makes clear that his motives for hijacking the train to get the Orange Big Paint Star is specifically to avoid upsetting Bowser, although in this case, he claims he pities Bowser when he's upset due to citing that his disappointed face was "heartbreaking." When he is defeated, Larry ends up stating he'll have to go on the lam due to failing Bowser, feeling he can't face him ever again, although the term "lam" caused him to think of getting lamb chops. When winning a medal, Larry also felt that his horse should at least get something for his hard work, and implies that he intends to get the horse carrots as his way of thanking it.

In The Adventures of the Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Super Mario World animated series, Larry was known as Cheatsy Koopa and he was given a personality to match his name, as he was sneaky, unfair, and devious. For example, he attempts to double-cross Bowser in his attempt to obtain the Mushroom Kingdom from Princess Peach in "Never Koop a Koopa". He also eavesdrops on a conversation between Mario and Yoshi in "The Yoshi Shuffle". It is also shown that he enjoys listening to music, as shown in the episode "Never Koop a Koopa", where he is ignoring his father's lecture and listening to music on a set of headphones. He seems to be sarcastic too, as shown in "Gopher Bash", he says Don't just help him! Stand there! to his minions. In the PC version of Mario is Missing!, Larry is shown acting tough as the first guard, but shows cowardice once Luigi gains a Fire Flower and has the potential to destroy him. Like Ludwig, he is also into horror to some degree, as seen in Hotel Mario, since the room that the player fights him in is called "Larry's Scary Lair". His hotel itself is very dark and the entrance states, "THIS MINE IS MINE". Larry's hotel tagline may also indicate a greedy side to him, since the name of the hotel shows that Larry is very possessive of his belongings.

While the games don't reveal much about the relationship between Larry and his siblings, both Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and the 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games reveal that Larry has some kind of admiration for Ludwig, that he tries to imitate although he still isn't able to replicate all his moves without getting dizzy. In the former game, he always fights with Ludwig in the battles and is never seen alone with his other siblings, furthermore he also shows more respect towards him than his brothers, calling him boss and accepting to have him as his lead even after Ludwig's leadership among the Koopalings has been questioned[24]; in battle he also follows him trying to imitate his moves, but gets dizzy after spinning in the shell[8]. In the latter game, Larry's 1st place victory animation starts by imitating Ludwig's 2nd and 3rd place victory animation, but after spinning he again gets dizzy[23][25].

Powers and abilities[edit]

Like the other Koopalings, Larry has shown the ability to generate magic blasts and spit fireballs, as well as walk, run, jump and spin inside of his shell. He is usually the weakest of the group due to him being faced in battle before the others in most games. However, on some occasions he is actually the last to be fought and his abilities are altered accordingly. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii the only magic he can perform with his wand is to make a low heated blue fire ball. Unlike the other Koopalings, Larry doesn't show any signs of improvisation, as he keeps his battle tactics mostly the same when the player fights him the second time (neither has he ever used Warp Pipes in his battles, unlike his siblings). In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga he has the same stats as Iggy and uses the same technique of spinning around at extreme speeds in order to make his foes dizzy. He is unique in that he uses a tennis racket to spar with the Mario Bros. before the actual battle, and uses the same racket during the battle to send back some of his fireballs intercepted by the Bros. hammers. He is also capable of utilizing poison and burn status effects as a deterrent against Bros. Attacks. In Hotel Mario, he uses a bowling ball against them. In New Super Mario Bros. 2, he fires energy blasts at Mario that ricochet against obstacles, similar to Wendy's rings. He also used water geysers to his advantage in his battle in New Super Mario Bros. U. In Super Mario World, Larry shares Iggy's tactics against the Mario Bros. by throwing balls at them that he keeps in his shell. However, he also raises the stakes by having Podoboos periodically jump up, and flings balls at a faster frequency than Iggy. In addition, Larry seems to have higher strength than an average person (though not superhuman), and he has superhuman durability, being dunked into lava and survived Mario destroying his castle while he was still in the lava in Super Mario World, for example.

Sprites from Super Princess Peach relating to his planned appearance implied that he would have utilized his spin attack once again against Peach. Similarly, it would have been implied that his Vibe-state during what would have been the second half would have been "Calm."

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Power Strategy Guide[edit]

Larry Koopa
Bowser's youngest Koopaling, Larry, has taken over the Grass Land.

Bio from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Writers Bible[edit]

He loves to tie people up and then challenge them to a foot race. In reform school, he copied so many test papers, he got writer's claw. His hobby is counterfeiting Gold Coins, and he does such a great job of it, that Koopa has put him in charge of the Kastle Koopa treasury, where he happily spends every day cheating his brother and sister Koopalings on their allowances. When Koopa wants to be sneaky and devious, he calls on Cheatsy.

Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia[edit]

種族 王族
性格 甘えん坊
登場ゲーム 3、ワールド

Species: King Tribe
Disposition: Spoiled
Appears in: 3, World
Youngest Child of the 7 Koopalings
The child of Great Demon King Bowser (P26). The youngest of the 7, he is distinguished by his long cockscomb. He is still immature, so his power is not as great as the other Koopalings', but perhaps he'll grow into as formidable a foe as Bowser!?


In Mario 3, Pay Attention to the Angle of his Staff!
In Mario 3, Larry fires light beams from the magic staff to attack, so pay attention to the angle of the staff and avoid them. After that, immediately stomp on his head three times to win.

ラリーは火の玉を転がして攻撃してくる。 飛び出してくる3つのバブルに注意しながら、島の傾きが急になるのを待ってつき落とす。」

In World, Lava Bubbles Fight Back from the Fire Sea
Larry attacks by rolling fireballs. While being careful of the three lava bubbles that jump out, wait for the slope of the island to become steep and push him off.

Super Mario Bros. Daizukan[edit]

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Youngest of 7 siblings!

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The youngest of Great King Bowser's 7 children. At the time of his debut, he was the weakest of his brothers. In "World", he became the boss of Demon King Bowser's valley and used Lava Bubbles as minions. His killer move is rolling fireballs.
★ Appears in works: 3 Wa

Prima Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Guide[edit]

Larry Koopa
The weakest of the Koopalings, Larry props up the first Airship you encounter on Grass Land. He carries a wand, as do all his brethren, but doesn’t use it to the fullest. He’s easily blasted with 10 fireballs or you can stomp on his head three times.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Power Strategy Guide[edit]

Larry Koopa
Larry Koopa, the ruler of Grass Land, is the youngest of Bowser's Koopalings. He's also a notorious brat!

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Official Japanese Website[edit]


The first of the underlings, who awaits [Mario] in the first world.
Be careful of the attacks from his magic wand.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Larry's emblems from Mario Kart 8
  • Weight Class: Light
  • Stats
    • Speed
      • Ground: 2
      • Water: 2
      • Air: 2
      • Anti-Gravity: 2
    • Acceleration: 4
    • Weight: 2
    • Handling
      • Ground: 8
      • Water: 8
      • Air: 8
      • Anti-Gravity: 8
    • Traction: 4
    • Mini-Turbo: 4
  • Bio: "Lightweight Larry is right at home on the Mario Kart 8 circuit. Of all the Koopalings, Larry is quite the cheatsy devil, and an experienced schemer."
Staff ghost time
Course Staff Name Country Time Vehicle Combination
Body Tires Glider
Electrodrome Nin★Yuya Japan 2:24.747 Sport Bike Monster Super Glider

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears In NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Larry LarryKoopaTrophy3DS.png SSB4TrophyLarry.png NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (02/1990)
Wii New Super Mario Bros. Wii (11/2009)
The leader of the Koopalings, with aggressive tendencies to match. He's easily recognized by his tall, blue hair. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he makes his appearance in World 1. You might think he's tough, with his blue fireballs and shell spins, but his patterns are actually pretty easy to read. The leader of Bowser's Minions, with aggresive tendencies to match. He's easily recognised by his tall, blue hair. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he makes his appearance in World 1. You might think he's tough, with his blue fireballs and shell spins, but his patterns are actually pretty easy to read.
The youngest of the Koopalings, with a serious case of little-brother syndrome to match. He's easily recognized by his tall, blue hair. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he makes his appearance in World 1. You might think he's tough, with his blue fireballs and shell spins, but his patterns are actually pretty easy to read.

Red indicates the Trophy or description is exclusive to the 3DS version.
Blue indicates the Trophy or description is exclusive to the Wii U version.

Palutena's Guidance (Wii U version only)[edit]

Palutena: That's one of the Koopalings, Larry Koopa.
Pit: Hmm. The resemblance to Bowser Jr. is strong.
Palutena: That Koopa Clown Car is the mass-produced type.
Pit: I guess as heir to the throne, Bowser Jr. would get preferential treatment.
Viridi: The relationship between Bowser and the Koopalings is a real mystery.
Pit: I kind of feel bad for them.
Palutena: That's sweet of you but not very conducive to taking them down, Pit.

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]


One of the Koopalings. Head of the Koopa army's special assault squad.

Super Mario Pia[edit]


He often appears as the first boss. In his first appearance he had four teeth, but now he has two.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

Flag Description (Wii U version)[edit]

One of Bowser's seven Koopaling henchmen. His unique ruffled mohawk and blue head star give him a flashy appearance. In the Olympic Games, he performs acrobatic movements on horseback to thrill the crowd!

Miis' Dialogues (Wii U version)[edit]

  • Larry is one of the Koopalings, a team of Bowser's minions. He's the one with the big mohawk and the star. I didn't know the punk look was back in style!
  • Larry's mouth is big. Like, REALLY big. Right? Maybe that's why he seems so energetic and loud...
  • Did you know that Larry once used a magic wand to fight against Mario and his pals? He's a wizard! Er, or a warlock? I can't ever keep that straight. Anyway, the Olympic Games are a sports celebration, so there's no magic allowed. I wonder how Larry is going to get an edge this time...?

Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Original Release Date System/Format
Super Mario Bros. 3 Boss Japan:
October 23, 1988
Super Mario World Boss Japan:
November 21, 1990
Mario is Missing! Boss North America:
Yoshi's Safari Boss Japan:
July 14, 1993
Super Mario All-Stars Boss Japan:
July 14, 1993
Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World Boss North America:
December, 1994
Hotel Mario Boss North America:
December 31, 1994
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Boss Japan:
December 14, 2001
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Boss Japan:
July 21, 2003
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Boss North America:
November 17, 2003
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Boss Australia:
November 12, 2009
Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Boss Japan:
October 21, 2010
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Boss Japan:
July 28, 2012
Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Boss North America:
November 18, 2012
Wii U
New Super Luigi U Boss Japan:
June 19, 2013
Wii U
NES Remix 2 Boss Japan:
April 24, 2014
Wii U
NES Remix Pack Boss Japan:
April 24, 2014
Wii U
Mario Kart 8 Unlockable Playable Character Japan:
May 29, 2014
Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Unlockable Playable Character (Palette Swap) Japan:
September 13, 2014
Nintendo 3DS
Ultimate NES Remix Boss Europe:
November 7, 2014
Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Playable Character (Palette Swap) North America:
November 21, 2014
Wii U
Nintendo Badge Arcade Cameo as Badge Japan:
December 17, 2014
Nintendo 3DS
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Boss (playable afterwards) Japan:
April 29, 2015
Nintendo 3DS
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Boss Japan:
December 3, 2015
Nintendo 3DS
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Unlockable Playable Character Japan:
February 18, 2016
Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
Minecraft: Wii U Edition Playable skin in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack North America:
May 17, 2016
Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash Boss North America:
October 7, 2016
Wii U
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Playable Character Japan:
April 28, 2017
Nintendo Switch
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Playable skin in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack North America:
May 11, 2017
Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Ally and Boss Japan:
October 5, 2017
Nintendo 3DS
Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition Playable skin in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack North America:
June 5, 2018
New Nintendo 3DS


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Larry Koopa.


  • 「マヌケな国王からげた全部で7。オレ兄弟が1ずつってるってさ。オヤジに怒鳴られるのはイヤだから、そうにはいかないぜ。」 ("We stole a total of seven wands from the stupid kings. Each one of us siblings has one. We can't give them up so easily because we don't want to get yelled at by our dad.") - Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 4.
  • "We took 7 wands from the 7 kings. Each of us has one. Our father has instructed us to protect the wands." - Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 5.
  • "Yo, Mario - you made it dis far! Well, I'm gonna make sure you don't get past me! (Mario'll never think dat he has to stomp me on da head three times ta knock me out! With my quick jumping skills, he won't have any room to leap himself! And da easiest way to avoid me, running underneath when I jump - he'll never figure that out!)" - The Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Power Strategy Guide
  • "I hate sneaky...unless I'm the one doing the sneaking!" - Do the Koopa
  • "This is badder than bad, Dad. This is baddest!" - Gopher Bash
  • "At last,... my time has come!!!" - Gopher Bash
  • "I like your Big Bang Theory, King Dad!" - Never Koop a Koopa
  • "Don't just help him, stand there!" - Gopher Bash
  • "I was only doing bad, like you taught me!" - Never Koop a Koopa
  • "I'm not rushing, I'm helping." - Princess Toadstool for President
  • "Guards! Take the prisoner away to my room." - Never Koop a Koopa
  • "Listen to me, you pathetic pea-brained problem-producing plumbers! You'll never see your crops again!" - Gopher Bash
  • "The only way you guys are gonna eat is by shopping at the Koopa Mart. So long, suckers!" - Gopher Bash
  • "I am the emperor of eavesdropping." - The Yoshi Shuffle
  • "Hi Luigi. We figured you would be coming by. Pity you're never going to see your brother again. I don't even know which door leads to Mario." - Mario is Missing!
  • "Nice try, plunger puss, but only fire can hurt me." - Mario is Missing!
  • "No plumbers behind that door? Go ahead, try another. The wrong door has many handles, plumber dude." - Mario is Missing!
  • "Uh, Luigi, old pal, buddy. You know, I've always been on your side all along. Really. Don't burn yourself with that fire flower, pal." - Mario is Missing!
  • "Larry!" - Mario Kart 8 (when unlocked)
  • "HA YA YA!" - Mario Kart 8 (when performing a trick in the air)
  • "AH HAHA!" - Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  • "What’s this balloon squeaking on about?" - Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  • "SHUT IT! Don’t make me show you what I can really do!" - Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  • "You're standing on the wrong side of this face-off! And where's my backup?! Ludwig, get your shell OVER here!" - Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  • "You got it, boss. Dark Star Points, coming up!" - Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  • "Fine! But I’m doing it of my own free will, not because you’re some kind of leader..." - Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  • " you think of yourself as KING? Oh, forget it..." - Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  • "What're you supposed to be? I've got no interest in anyone who doesn't know how to handle a horse." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
  • "Raring for a different kind of horse race?" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
  • "All right, let's see which one of us is the better rider! - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
  • "Ahhh, I lost! It's a rare rider that can rival me. You're utterly unstoppable! I'll race you for the title of top rider anytime! Just come and talk to me." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
  • "Heya! I'm Larry, and I'm here to root for King Bowser. I actually wanted to just hang with friends, but he's the king, ya know? What's a Koopaling gonna do? Still, I can't complain - I've been having a blast here in Rio. Wish I'd had a chance to fix this crazy hair of mine before going out though..." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "I came to Rio to cheer on King Bowser, but decided to duck into the Olympic Equestrian Centre for a sec and now I'm hooked! The qualifier was really something! Probably the second or third best one I've seen! Not sure what the best was, though. They kinda blend together..." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Heeeey! You ain't too shabby with the reins, huh? Maybe you didn't do so hot this time around, but you still got a horse in this race, I say!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Man, you really had me on the edge of my saddle. The way you handled that horse was, uh, something else! Something scary, that is... You goofed a few times, but I guess it IS hard to find the best path across the course without a whole buncha practice, huh? Hint hint. In the end, though, you still managed it, somehow. Never a dull moment, that's for sure! Hope the finals are just as exciting." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "I had my seat for the finals all reserved and ready to go, but then you lost in the semis! Ah well. Give it another shot, will ya? I'll be back again to cheer you on." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Think you're hot stuff on horseback, huh? Bet you're also thinkin' you can take on the best of the best sometime. Well, here he is! Right in front of ya! ...Whoa! Where're you lookin'? Down here, horse brains! If you wanna be number one, you gotta beat me first! Not that you can... Heh heh heh!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "You were good. Really good. Almost TOO GOOD! ...Bah, forget it. Anything I'll say will sound like an excuse. I'll just have to give it my all next time!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Sure, you didn't win — but you were still pretty good! Nice for me to get some practice in too, yeah? Anyway, I'll compete against you anytime." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Bwa ha! I could've won that qualifier with one hand tied behind my shell! You just watch — I'll win the final BLINDFOLDED by the time I'm done!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "I made it to the Equestrian qualifier, but man, was it rough! My mount just wouldn't listen to me. Horses just don't seem to like me for some reason... But you? Oooh, I'm jealous how some people can just connect with animals instantly. Stupid horses! WHY WON'T YOU LIKE ME?!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "I'm glad I survived the <phase of tournament>, but me and my horse might as well have been on two different planets. Blech! A fan of mine said we looked like we were perfectly in tune with each other, but I know that's bunk! I tell ya, this horse stuff is harder than I thought." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Aww, man. It's so embarrassing losing in the qualifier! I'm NEVER gonna hear the end of it from the others. King Bowser's probably gonna flip his shell, too. Ugh!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "I'm glad I made it to the final, but King Bowser told me that I had to win or else. ...Or else WHAT?! I don't even KNOW! That sentence never ends well, right? Like, no one ever says "You have to win or get a puppy!"" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "I'm set to be in the final, but that means I've spent the whooole time at the Olympic Equestrian Centre. I need a break. Bet the horses do too! I wonder if they'd wanna go to Copacabana Beach... But I guess if I rode a horse around here, it'd spook everyone. Not like they asked me to take 'em here, anyway." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "These horses are really talented animals. I tell mine to do something, and she just does it! 'Course, that makes my job all the more important, because if I lose, I can't go blaming it on my ride."
  • "Losing in the semifinals? Man, lame. LAAAAAAA-MUH. I had my victory speech all written up and everything. Next time for sure!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Man, I just won a medal at my Olympic Games debut. I must be some sorta Games wunderkind! Seriously. It was way easier than I thought. Still, better watch my tone when Bowser's around. Brag too much around him, and you'll be sorry!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "I know I had victory in the bag, but how come I win a medal and my ride doesn't get anything? Not even HAY?! Maybe I can sneak him some carrots later. It's not quite a medal, but I bet he'll enjoy it anyway." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Ever since I made it to the final, I figured that gold medal was as good as mine already! Maybe I shoulda paid more attention to what I was doing..." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "The Mario League is so hot right now! I'm pumped for the next match! But don't you think it would have been better to call it the BOWSER League instead? Oh well, the Olympic Games are about peace and all, so I guess I'll just kick back and have fun! Heck, maybe Peach and me will even hit it off... " - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "I've been spending so much time watching horses at the Olympic Equestrian Centre that watching the Mario League team events feels kinda weird. These games are probably more in the Olympic spirit and all that, but at this point I just associate the Games with horses. Can't be helped!" - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "So King Bowser's competing in the Mario League? See, cause I kinda sorta... forgot to go root for him, so I REEEEEEALLY hope he doesn't notice. I doubt he's checking the stands to see if I'm there, but since my hairdo kinda makes me stand out, I'm still nervous." - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
  • "Took you long enough, pal… I’m almost done digesting that giant steak I ate. *BELCH*" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "You grill a mean steak, Mario. You should have been a chef! At least that way, you would’ve had a nice long culinary experience. But instead, I’m gonna cook you up a tuna-fist sandwich before we get to Starlight Cape!" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Lord Bowser is expecting the Big Paint Star, and I have no intention of disappointing him. Have you even seen his disappointed face? It’s heartbreaking! Enough small talk. Let’s get this over with." - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Ahaaaaaaaaa! I love the smell of impending doom! It was my henchmen who hijacked this train, and it’ll be my henchmen who…keep the train, uh…hijacked." - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Crush that dirty Toad!" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Amateurs…" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Minions! Crush them!" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Agh! Stupid Toad!" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "If you love engines so much, then why don’t you marry this smoke!" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Well, that was fun, but I'm bored. Thanks for playing, loser!" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Was that a Replica just now? Tacky, Mario. I expected more." - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "You stopped up my smokestack, you little pest!" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "I haven’t lost yet!" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "WHAT…?! No! This can’t be… I… I lost! I can’t ever face Lord Bowser again! I’ll have to go on the lam. No, maybe I’ll go on the lamb… Lamb chops sound pretty good righ-" - Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • "Hey, Greenie! Time to get pummeled!" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (Superstar Saga)
  • "Did ya find him?" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser)
  • "We’ve looked all over and haven’t found squat… Does that mean Lord Bowser was kidnapped?!" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "Heh, I overheard some good stuff back there! Forget that goofy Goomba. You work for me now, Lakitu! I’m putting together an army for the great Lord Fawful!" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "Hmph!" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "Bahaha! Perfect! This is where we’ll build my fortress! And then we’ll take over that village over there… This is gonna be great!" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "Huh? Hey! Goomba and Shy Guy! What are you doing?! Get back to work!" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "BAHAHA! You wanna fight me?! You’re pretty bold for a Goomba!" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "Fight harder! Bahaha!" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "That won’t work for me. The thought of obeying a Goomba makes me sick." - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "Hmm. You’re serious about this, aren’t you? HMMM… I suppose I’ll allow you the pleasure of my company. But you'll need a plan…" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "The other Koopalings are trying to conquer this whole kingdom! They’ve been brainwashed by "Lord" Fawful. To be frank, they’re all much stronger than you. How’s that gonna work?" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "Bahahaha! It cracks me up when you talk all serious like that. Well, Iggy’s in the forest, and Morton’s near the valley. Wendy took the sea. I only know about those three. I lost track of Roy, Ludwig, and Lemmy." - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "You should know I don’t intend to try very hard. Also, I’m not gonna be captain. Seems like a lot of hassle." - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • "He’s still brainwashed. He won’t listen to us when he’s like this. We’ve got no choice but to pummel him." - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ラリー
Larry, from the English name
Spanish Larry Koopa
Trampas Koopa (cartoon series)
Cheatsy Koopa
French Larry -
Dutch Larry -
German Larry Koopa
Cheatsy Koopa (cartoon series)
Italian Larry
Cippi Attila (cartoon series)
Swedish Fuskis Cheater
Portuguese Larry -
Russian Ларри
Transcription of international name
Korean 래리
Larry, from the English/Japanese name
Chinese 拉里


  • Larry is the only Koopaling not to have Warp Pipes in any of his battles.
  • Larry is one of only two Koopalings whose placement in birth order was officially confirmed, the other being Ludwig.


  1. ^ As explained on the Koopalings' profile on the New Super Mario Bros. U official site, as well as Larry's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy.
  2. ^ a b Page 228 of the Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character EncyclopediaMedia:PEGMCE pages 228 229.png states that Larry is 「長いトサカが特徴だ」, meaning distinguished by his long cockscomb.
  3. ^ "Bowser's number one Koopaling has fashioned his Castle after many of the other Castles and Fortresses in the land." - Nintendo Power Super Mario World Guide, page 20.
  4. ^ The Official Nintendo Magazine states that "US talk show host Larry King inspired Larry Koopa" Retrieved December 31, 2015 via the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Leavey, Jason. (April 30, 2010). Koopa kid named after Larry King, and other Mario facts. The Tanooki. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  6. ^ As explained by Dayvv Brooks (former Nintendo of America employee), on July 18, 2012.
  7. ^ Klepek, Patrick. (December 29, 2015). How A Mario Character Was Named After Motorhead's Lemmy. Kotaku. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c NintenU (December 8, 2015). Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Walkthrough Part 35 Ludwig & Larry Boss Battle. Youtube. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "New Drivers!" in the Japanese Nintendo Direct, April 30, 2014. YouTube. (Retrieved May 2, 2014)
  10. ^ "New Challengers" in the European Nintendo Direct, April 30, 2014. YouTube. (Retrieved May 2, 2014)
  11. ^ "New Challengers" in the North American Nintendo Direct, April 30, 2014. YouTube. (Retrieved May 2, 2014)
  12. ^ a b Larry waving to the crowd after winning at the Electrodrome, along with a screen with a silhouette of him as a disc jokeyMedia:Larry_1st_Electrodrome_3.jpg
  13. ^ Larry's glider trick, while riding a sport bike.Media:Larry_Sport_Bike_Glider_Trick.jpg
  14. ^ Larry's glider trick, while riding a standard bike.Media:Larry_Standard_Bike_Glider_Trick.jpg
  15. ^ Smash Bros. Wii U: All Character Aliases on Punch-Out Stage
  16. ^ Super Smash Bros. Wii U - All PAL Boxing Ring Aliases
  17. ^ Bowser Jr.'s page
  18. ^ Nintendo of Japan (December 20, 2015). 【マリオ&ソニック AT リオオリンピック】オリンピック競技:馬術. Youtube. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  19. ^ Crunchii. (September 25, 2016). Paper Mario: Color Splash stream. Youtube. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  20. ^ 1993 Nintendo Character Guide Comparison Chart. Press The Buttons. Retrieved October 14,2015.
  21. ^ Artwork of the fight with Larry Koopa in Super Mario World, Nintendo Power Super Mario World Guide, page 20
  22. ^ Boss Fight Database (September 28, 2016). Paper Mario Color Splash: Larry Boss Fight (1080p 60fps). YouTube. Retrieved september 29, 2016.
  23. ^ a b Zephiel810 (February 20, 2016). Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) - All Character Victory Animations. Youtube. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  24. ^ BeardBear (December 3, 2015). Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Walkthrough Part 27 | Neo Bowser Castle #5 & Bosses Koopalings. Youtube. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  25. ^ Zephiel810 (February 25, 2016). Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) - All Character 2nd/3rd Place Animations. Youtube. Retrieved February 26, 2016.