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aren't they in super mario world, too?
Yes. -- Sir Grodus
then i'll put that in there.Infectedshroom
I added that they can be defeated permanently with the cape in SMW. It's my first edit! :) CD Santa
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You're right, you can see that they have hands not 4 feet because they're clenched into fists.--Kamek101 09:36, 9 December 2007 (EST)
I don't think that's what he or she means, they are standing on two feet ( or hands ) and the ones in the front aren't really touching the ground, it just appears that way because dry bones is slouched. Never mind actually, I think I was the one who didn't understand what you said, well typed anyway.
- Yeah, I think we are a bit generous around the wiki in giving the Sub-Species status to creatures. A Paragoomba, for example, is arguably a sub-species of Goomba, it can become a Goomba easily when you jump on them. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 08:06, 24 December 2007 (EST)
Sigh. Gramurz r gud man. All caps prove n00bishness. IIRC, this article has been featured before. Using numbers instead of phrases is bad. Sign your edits.... blah blah blah.... brush your teeth.... GreenKoopa - Comments or questions?
- It has been nominated before, not featured. For how to nominate an article, please see MarioWiki:Featured articles. But please remember to give a good reason for your nomination (don't ask me what a good reason would look like), otherwise the community might decide to remove your vote. Time Questions 17:23, 27 May 2008 (EDT)
This may be a dumb place to say this, but thanks, Sir Grodus, for the source. I was looking everywhere for it yesterday. X_X .
Am I Missing Something, Or Do I Have..........AMNESIA?!
It says that chronologically, they first appeared in Partners in Time. Then the next paragraph says their true debut is in Super Mario World, which is what I thought. So, how is it that they first appeared in Partners in Time? That can't be right, can it?
- They first appeared to us in Super Mario Bros. 3, as far as I know. However, their first appearance in the history of the Mushroom Kingdom (hence the word "chronologically") was in M&L:PiT. —Soler (talk · edits · edit count) 08:07, 25 June 2008 (EDT).
In japanese, karakara means bone dry, not clattering. Garagara means clattering.--Bowser the Second 00:26, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
- Go ahead and change it then. :) If you have trouble navigating the non-English names template, let us know. Stumpers! 12:36, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
And, correct me if I'm wrong, didn't they have magic in Mario RPG? User: Mecha-Boss Unit
- The boss Dry bones used magic in Mario party DS. I'm pretty sure Kamek was comanding/controlling him. Dry & Dull bones both might use magic in the Paper mario series to bring back partners. Also, aren't their bones held together by magic? I mean there aren't Dry Goombas... It has to be Kamek! - Doopliss rocks (talk)
That Explained a Bunch. Thanks! but woulbn't it be cool if there WERE dry goombas? User: Mecha-Boss Unit
Will someone please explain to me where Dry Bones was in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games? I've searched the article ten times over yet I haven't seen the word Sonic in the whole thing except as the title of a (misplaced) navbox. I think it should be removed from that navbox and the navbox removed from the page.
- Seems it's okay then. I'll try.--Prince Ludwig 15:22, 12 July 2011 (EDT)
- I suggest not, skeletons aren't really a species just meatless remains of the dead or undead. -Four Paper Heroes 15:34, 12 July 2011 (EDT)
Origin of Name
My guess is that the English name comes from the African-American spiritual "Dem Bones," itself based on Ezekiel 7:1-14 from the Hebrew Bible, although in that tale, the bones regained their sinews, flesh, and skin, while the Mario enemy is a collection of disconnected bones held together by magic; the only reason I don't add this to the article is that I haven't found a source at or about Nintendo that said so. Julyo (talk) 00:56, 15 February 2013 (EST)
Missing Paper Mario Infotrmation
Who in the WORLD redid the page in italics? 22.214.171.124 21:51, 21 January 2015 (EST)
Super Mario World
Is Mario World the only game which they throw bones? --126.96.36.199 13:13, 29 March 2016 (EDT)
- Your answer would be right in this article: they throw bones in Paper Mario games, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Super Princess Peach, Mario Party DS, and Mario Party 9. KaBoom! 20:39, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
- They also throw it in Super Mario Maker. Only in Super Mario World style.--(TALK) 20:53, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
Koopa or Koopa Troopa
Right now, the leading sentence calls Dry Bones "skeletal versions of Koopa Troopas," and they are listed as a subspecies on both Koopa Troopa's page and Koopa (species) under the Koopa Troopa section. However, right now, the infobox labels their parent species Koopa and they're not listed on Template:Koopa Troopas (despite Koopa Paratroopas being listed). So, which is it? Are they Koopas or Koopa Troopas? Hello, I'm Time Turner. 21:32, 2 August 2017 (EDT)
- Both because Dry Bowser. Note the lack of Bony Beetle in the category, I was about to ask about that myself. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:43, 2 August 2017 (CT)
- For convenience's sake, let's set aside any subspecies or individual characters. If we were looking only at Dry Bones, would it be a Koopa or a Koopa Troopa? To me, the obvious answer is that Dry Bones are derived species of Koopa Troopas (never mind the oddity of a necromanced skeleton being called a species), but perhaps there's something obvious that I'm missing. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 22:13, 2 August 2017 (EDT)