Talk:Tutankoopa

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search

Someone should get a picture of him in 3d.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pal101 (talk).

The only thing remotely close to a 3D picture of him is his sprite from Mario Pinball Land.
I am Confused 16:42, 15 April 2007 (EDT)

yes -Pal101

Species[edit]

Question.svg This talk page or section has a conflict or a question that needs to be answered. Please try to help and resolve the issue by leaving a comment.

I always assumed he was a Troopa, but then I saw someone say he might be a Magikoopa....currently he's listed under "miscellaneous," but it's pretty clear to me he's one or the other... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 05:52, 23 October 2017 (EDT)

Bumping this, I'll point out that the Japanese name is very similar to Kamekku, or Magikoopa, as well as Tutankhamen, suggesting a portmanteau. The problem? It could always just mean "turtle" instead of trying to invoke Kamekku. This guy indeed uses magic and is built like a Magikoopa both in stature and sprite, but his lack of glasses is far enough removed, I figured I should ask. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:15, 22 November 2017 (EST)
Well, the lack of glasses is offset by his eyes being covered by his headdress. He also lacks a shell like Koopa Troopas. I think being related to Magikoopas isn't that far of a stretch. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 23:27, 22 November 2017 (EST)
well, lacked a visible shell....Kamek states he has a shell in Partners in Time....Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:41, 22 November 2017 (EST)
I don't think there's enough evidence to definitively call him a Magikoopa. He uses magic, yes, but all Magikoopas use wands, while Tutankoopa does not, and IIRC Tutankoopa does not use anything resembling the "Playstation symbol" spell typically associated with Magikoopas. Tutankoopa also lacks visible fangs, which Magikoopas have. Furthermore, all of the other Paper Mario bosses seem to be related to some enemy found in their area (General Guy is a Shy Guy, Huff N. Puff is a Ruff Puff, etc.) except for the Crystal King, who isn't based on anything. No Magikoopas appear in Dry Dry Ruins though, so there's nothing really connecting him to them. The only Koopas that do appear there are Buzzy Beetles, and Tutankoopa's definitely not a Buzzy Beetle. PMTTYD Dark Bones.pngSig.png 23:55, 22 November 2017 (EST)
Still more of a Magikoopa than what appears to be a Fly Guy in a Magikoopa mask, to be honest. Kamek->Kamen Rider. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:05, 23 November 2017 (EST)
Also, I'm pretty sure that the various non-projectile magicks used by the variously-colored Magikoopas in the games, such as the boosting and invisibility ones, lacked any geometric shapes resembling miscolored buttons for Sony system controllers. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:23, 26 November 2017 (EST)
I agree with Doc that Tutankoopa is a Magikoopa. It is true that other bosses are more obvious about their species, but even in their case, their species isn't directly mentioned (General Guy, for example, is never mentioned as being a Shy Guy although he is one, ostensibly). Tutankoopa matches much of the criteria for being a Magikoopa: he uses magic, has no defense, no visible shell, a hat, a robe, can teleport, and doesn't show the whites of his eyes. I think it's safe to say he's a Magikoopa. Blue Ninjakoopa (talk) 17:59, 4 March 2019 (EST)
I disagree with Tutankoopa being called a Magikoopa. The only evidence I've seen is that he uses magic, and his Japanese name *may* be derived from "Kamek" (or "turtle"). Personally, I don't think that's enough to go on. Niiue - Who has lost his tail? 06:11, July 9, 2019 (EDT)
I'm not sure about which one it is based off of. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 06:20, July 9, 2019 (EDT)
I'm inclined to believe it's a "kame" pun, given that Tutankoopa has nothing in common with Magikoopas otherwise. Niiue - Who has lost his tail? 06:28, July 9, 2019 (EDT)
He has the right ultra-hooked beak and fat, robed body as well. Worth noting is that most Magikoopa magic in the game other than "direct blast" type doesn't use the "Playstation button" thing. Not even Kammy's does. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:51, July 9, 2019 (EDT)