Super Troopa

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Not to be confused with Super Koopa.
Super Troopa
First appearance The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, "Mario and Joliet" (1989)
Variant of Koopa Troopa
Notable members

Super Troopas are a variety of Koopa Troopas and elite soldiers in King Koopa's army. They are larger than standard Koopa Troopas, and much stronger, but are rather dim-witted and somewhat clumsy. Super Troopas are only ever seen during a few select episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.

The first appearance of a Super Troopa is in the episode "Mario and Joliet", where an individual one named Grunt is employed by King Koopa to trap Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, Toad and Romano in a tower with Joliet. Grunt is then ordered to keep an eye on the captives, but is interested in lifting weights. Toad and Princess Toadstool use the opportunity to convince Grunt that they had seen stronger Koopa Troopas than him, and ultimately trick him into holding up too many weights. The concentrated weight of Grunt and the weights lead to the floor breaking beneath Grunt's feet, which results in him falling through it.

The second and final appearance of Super Troopas is in "Star Koopa", where they take on the guise of Stormtroopas, along with many Koopa Troopas. They are only seen when Darth Koopa orders his Stormtroopas to invade the Flying Pizza, and fights against Mario's group with Lightplungers, but are eventually defeated. It is unknown if any of the Stormtroopas that are later piloting the Stormtroopa Starfighters in an attempt to defend Koop Star are Super Troopas.