Top Ten Reasons the Koopalings Suck

The koopalings are seven samey counterparts who date back to Super Mario Bros 3. Here are the reasons why they suck.

The Top Ten

1 They're Filler

A fantastic excuse for Nintendo to be lazy. "Boss variety in a Mario adventure game? No. Let's toss in the koopalings and have them do the same garbage of projectile fling and shell spin. Embrace the suck...

Blah, blah, blah, "special names and appearances"... THEY DO THE SAME DAMN THING!

Again, again, and again. Hey Nintendo, why don't you do new bosses? Like you ACTUALLY did with the 1st New Super Mario Bros?

I can't begin to describe my hatred for these seven bastards.

2 Lame Bosses

koopalings are most boring bosses in the video game history

I am never buying another adventure game with the koopalings as bosses.

Horribly predictable with the projectile fling and shell spin nonsense.

The original trailblazers of crappy bosses. Pathetic...

3 Laziness

Garbage clones is what they are. They all do the same thing.

The koopalings should just die.

Recycling bosses in the past was acceptable do to technological limitations. Nowadays, the koopaling routine feels outdated.

"Want unique bosses which correspond with their lands? NO! We'll just toss in the Koopalings and make them so they same retro trash of a boss fight OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Embrace the suck! " Siiigghh. They really are just used for filler boss characters and they are all FORGETTABLE (though I do like Ludwig, but not to the extent of " HE IS AWESOME") PLEASE give us unique bosses! No one wants the Krapalings anymore! And if you are gonna give them to us, MAKE THEM UNIQUE.

4 Their Number

At least the clones of Mario and Peach are 1. But 7. Just why, gets a rifle and shoots them all to bloody death

7 samey bosses for seven areas. Lame. Why can't we have bosses which correspond with the lands? A snow/ice creature for a snow covered land? A flying creature for a sky area? We're stuck with the krapalings.

Again, just fight all seven at once! That would leave the other worlds open for other bosses like King Bob-omb and King Boo!

I hate the koopalings.

5 They Ruined Mario Kart 8's Roster

Worse than the damn babies.

Way worse than pink gold peach

6 Their Crazy Fanbase

Every time a new game comes out their fans always ask if the koopalings are in it. Every time we get the koopalings we can't get anything else but horribly repetitive and boring boss battles.

"I'm a retard who likes predictability and repetition because I have no game."
-koopaling fan

Their fan base sucks. I think Waluigi's, Rosalina's, and Daisy's would make me gouge out my eyes, they are far worse than the koopalings fan base. But the Koopalings fan base is awful too. They keep asking for the Koopalings probably because they want to see Ludwig and Iggy appear over and over again. I like Ludwig, but STOP USING THE KOOPALINGS. And people complain that Rosalina is overrated. The Koopalings take that cake instead. Then they hate on Bowser Jr because he "replaced the Koopalings" and "stole Ludwig's rightful spot as heir to the throne". At least Bowser Jr has this little thing called CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.

They act like the Koopalings are such amazing characters and that Bowser Jr isn't because he "replaced" them. HOW DOES ONE CHARACTER REPLACE SEVEN? They also act like Bowser loves the Koopalings and that he's such a "great father". Not only are the Koopalings not his kids, but when they get beat up in Paper Jam, when they say "Avenge us, Master Bowser" he watches them "die" and doesn't even care! Not even Bowser cares for those seven clowns! When Bowser Je gets beat up, Bowser gets really angry. "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY SON? ". He cares about his son and doesn't care about the Koopalings. They're just his henchmen.

7 They're Flat Characters

Beyond their somewhat different designs, there's nothing.

Why are they evil? At least with Bowser and Bowser Jr, they have character development. The Koopalings are bland and are only used for filler boss characters.

They have personalities though, and Paper Jam showed some character in them

They are reskins meant to recycle boss battles. Lame.

8 Rehashed Boss Line Up

This was the main thing I hated about Paper Mario Color Splash. It's a rehashed format with a rehashed boss lineup. Bowser takes something, koopalings over and over, Big Bowser in the end. It's just stolen paint this time instead of Yoshi eggs or magic wands. Ugh...

The "boss squad" routine was always lame. It's just copy and paste laziness.

I've always hated the "boos squad" routine. It's just copy and paste laziness.

It's borderline lazy.

9 Their Cartoon Counterparts

They were just stupid. Not bad, just stupid.

This stupid cartoon is the main reason Wendy receive so much hate. Wendy is not Kootie Pie!

Does not equal the quality of the video game counterparts

Worst Cartoon Ever!

10 They're Overrated

The term "overrated" is overrated. How the heck can they be overrated if everybody hates them?

I have stated this already, but you can read my comment on other items here

How can they be overrated if everybody hates them? The term "overrated" is the only thing overrated. - RobertWisdom


The Contenders

11 Their Spammage In the NSMB Series

Getting real tired of the bastard brigade.

Um the bosses in the original NSMB games also had the same way of defeating them: jumping on their heads, so I don't know why no one cared about that in that game, but once Koopalings come everyone acts like Hotel Mario 2 has been announced. Bowser Jr. in the original NSMB game was way worse than any of the Koopalings in the latter games so there's that as well

The real spammage is the NSMB series itself. It's the same thing every time, just with a few new powerups. How about we just fight all the Koopalings at once, and then have other bosses for different areas.

They killed NSMB2

12 Fighting the Same Thing Seven Times
13 They're Outdated

I disagree, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, and Bowser have been used since the very beginning.

I don't think they're outdated, just lame.

Ever since Super Mario World there have been magikoopas. I don't see any difference between the koopalings and seven multicolored magikoopas.

14 They're Weak

Calm down, although the Koopalings suck There's tons of other bosses that you have to hit 3 times, look at Boom Boom, among others get it now

Yes hit them 3 times and watch them scream, haha they scream when they are hurt we don’t care scaredy cat koopa kids every boss in the original New Super Mario Bros.

Hit them 3 times and we're done

15 They are a Waste

Way worse than Waluigi, but at least they're not like Pink Gold Peach.

No they are worse than pink gold peach

16 They're Overused
17 They're in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Morton was too stupid to register, Iggy was fearful of being caught with illegal substances in his system and Lemmy took his ass back to his ball.

Thank God all seven of them aren't here.

Why include them if you include only some of them? Same with the deadly six

Lemmy brought his crappy ball to balance on and it's a hoppy ball with a handle to boing boing

18 They're Ugly
19 They're Borderline Clones!


20 They are Way Worse Than Pink Gold Peach

Well,am I the only one who likes pink gold peach?

21 They are too savage and hyperactive

Look at Lemmy, he's insane, is he drunk, if so THEN GO GET away FROM MY T.V. LEMMY.

They may behave like this after they play Fortnite (I hate that game).

22 Koopalings Killed the Wii U

It is funny how as soon as Nintendo began heavily promoting the koopalings, this is where Nintendo began to rot. This started with that awful NSMB2. This came out a short time before NSMBU, so it made the game feel samey.

These seven were shoehorned into everything that was Mario related. Bury these clowns with the Wii U.

Color Splash was the final nail in the coffin, and nothing but koopaling bosses here as well.

How though?

23 Koopalings Ruined Mario and Luigi Series

Oh, Paper Jam. We could've had a solid story, but you gave us recycled koopaling battles. That's weak.

But at least they were unique instead of "step on their head three times" - DCfnaf

Mario and Luigi Paper Jam was a good game. The story was not the best thing they could've done but it was fine. Having the Koopalings as actual characters was...well...alright...but they recycle boss battles and Bowser makes them attack you at the last moment. God, you fight them multiple times!

Of course we fight them all the same way. Wendy even makes fun of this by saying "at our third, fourth, and fifth fight you'll pay" siiiggghhh. Nintendo makes fun of its own mistakes. They also make fun of Ludwig's fanbase by making him self centered and acting like he's a king (though I think his dialogue with Larry is hilarious).

Instead of focusing on story, the creators gave us the koopa reskins as filler again. Funny how Lemmy, Morton and Iggy didn't have proper battles in Paper Jam.

24 They're in Super Smash Bros.

This is okay to me. Since they are palette swaps of Bowser Jr I don't mind them as much. Sure, it's annoying B.J. Doesn't have any swaps of himself but I think this is okay.

25 They are Ruining Mario Kart Tour
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