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

Every Rosalina Hater Ever: "Rosalina appears in Everything! She so overrated! She takes up slots! " Rosalina doesn't represent seven similar bosses that all do the same thing. Rosalina doesn't represent seven border-line clones. Rosalina doesn't represent seven flat characters. Rosalina doesn't take up SEVEN slots in Mario Kart 8. Rosalina isn't seven deformed Bowser Jr skins in smash. I truly believe the Koopalings are filler. Now we have the Deadly Six with Sonic. Great...

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...

And people talk about Rosalina being shoved down their throats. Having seven repetitive reskins thrown in your face over and over again is obnoxious.

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

2 Lame Bosses

Worst boss characters in history. Four different rounds of projectile flinging and shell spinning. (Ludwig does it in five). What's even more insulting is that in NSMBU's airships levels, we fight Bowser Jr and both battles are unique and actually full of effort. This shows that if Nintendo can actually make good boss battles, especially the second battle with Jr. But instead of trying, they decide to keep throwing the Koopalings in over and over and make them do the same thing over and over. I DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM ANYMORE. Color Splash is enough!

So they were introduced in SMB3, they shot projectiles as us, we jumped on their heads and watched them spin in their shells. In SMW, they were more unique, but they were defeated by jumping on their heads. In NSMBW, they shot projectiles as us, we jumped on their heads and watched them spin in their shells. In NSMB2, they shot projectiles as us, we jumped on their - "OKAY WE GET IT! STOP COPYING AND PASTING THE SAME SENTENCE OVER AND OVER" - heads and watched them spin in their shells. I keep copying and pasting the same sentence over and over because...THAT'S WHAT THEY DO IN EVERY GAME THEY ARE IN!

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze provides unique bosses. Wario Land 4 provides unique bosses. New Super Mario Bros just gives us the Koopalings.

No New Super Mario Bros also gives us unique enemies. It's anything after the Wii.

Horribly predictable with the projectile fling and shell spin nonsense.

3 Laziness

"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.

The actual boss fights are actually different, unique, and fun. I think it is just because people only see the Koopalings

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

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

4 Their Number

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

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

Having seven repetitive reskins thrown in your face over and over again is annoying as hell.

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.

5 They Ruined Mario Kart 8's Roster

Nope. Pink Gold Peach, Metal Mario, Baby Daisy, Baby Rosalina, Cat Peach, and Tanooki Mario ruined it. At least the Koopalings aren’t clones

Worse than the damn babies.

Way worse than pink gold peach

6 Their Crazy Fanbase

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.

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.

Here's the problem I see. UNORGANIZED. You have some who like all of them and then each koopaling has their own fanbase. They don't really mesh well together

7 They're Flat Characters

Even in the old cartoon they were one dimensional. Keep in mind the cartoon isn't canon. This cartoon is the main reason people hate Wendy. Wendy is not Kootie Pie.

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

Beyond their somewhat different designs, there's nothing.

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

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

They were just stupid. Not bad, just stupid.

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.

With all the hate they get on this site I think they are underrated

The Contenders

11 Their Spammage In the NSMB Series

The original NSMB was such a brilliant concept at the time. The bosses were AWESOME. Now all we ever get are these seven dopes OVER AND OVER. At least they were cool in NSMBU, but GOD STOP USING THEM.

The NSMB games are sucking nowadays since they are all generic and they are all the same game over and over. The Koopalings do not help. Make them all the boss of one castle and make that the end! Kind of like how Kirby has that defense system in Robobot where you fight former bosses.

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.

Getting real tired of the bastard brigade.

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

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

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

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

14 They're Weak

Hit them 3 times and we're done

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

...like every boss in the original New Super Mario Bros.

Yes hit them 3 times and watch them scream, haha they scream when they are hurt we don’t care scaredy cat koopa kids

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.

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

Well, it looks like Nintendo's listening. Only TWO Koopalings are in the Wii U version instead of four.

Morton was to stupid to register,Iggy was fearful of being on T.V. and Lemmy wanted to only stay at a hotel at Rio and watch them.

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

Nope. Not even close to 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

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

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

22 They are So Annoying!
23 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.

No, the Wii U killed itself. The Koopalings just happen to be around during Nintendo's low point.

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

24 Koopalings Ruined Mario and Luigi Series

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).

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!

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.

Exactly how did they ruin them? The series was ruined because they did almost nothing new for the past two games.

25 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.

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