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The model of the Tyrant from Mario Kart DS
Strong stats Speed, Weight, and Items
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling, Off-Road and Mini-Turbo
Appearances Mario Kart DS

The Tyrant is Bowser's regular special kart in the game Mario Kart DS. It is shaped like Bowser's foot with appropriate skin color, three claws in the front, and two claws in the back. The emblem is located on the front of the kart. It is the heaviest vehicle in the game; in that way, it is less likely to get knocked out by other karts. It also has great drifting, speed, and items. However, its acceleration and handling are abysmal when compared to the other vehicles. This kart also has poor off-road capabilities and has the worst Mini-Turbo out of all karts in the game. The 4-Wheel Cradle, Gold Mantis, Shooting Star, Standard MR, Standard WL and Zipper share the same drift level.

The kart is unlocked for Wario and Waluigi as well when the player gets gold trophies in all Nitro or Retro Courses in 150cc, and becomes available for everyone else when gold trophies are obtained in every cup in Mirror Mode.


  • Speed: 90/100
  • Acceleration: 25/100
  • Weight: 100/100
  • Handling: 25/100
  • Drift: 64/100
  • Items: 100/100


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タイラント
French Tyran Tyrant
German Despotomobil Despotmobile; "despot" is a synonym to "tyrant"
Italian Tirannobolide From tiranno (tyrant) and bolide (racing car)
Korean 폭군호
Tyrant("호" is attached behind the name of trains, ships, or karts.)
Spanish Makiavelikart Pun of the spanish word "maquiavélico" (mean) and kart.