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!

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

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... - DCfnaf

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2 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 Nowadays, the koopaling routine feels outdated.

Terrible...

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3 Lame Bosses

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...

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! - DCfnaf

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4 Mario Kart 8

I don't give a damn about their slightly different appearances. If I see seven physically similar characters doing the same thing and are defeated in the same way, then their stinking clones!

What a waste of time and development.

I disagree, the Koopalings did not ruin Mario Kart 8. Pink Gold Peach, Metal Mario, the babies, Lakitu, and the suit characters are all FAR MORE DESERVING of being taken out of Mario Kart 8. If they didn't include the Koopalings, no newcomers would've been in the game. However, they should've been used as a DROP DOWN MENU Like the Yoshis, Shy Guys, and Villagers. In Mario Kart, the Koopalings feel like clones of each other so they don't feel unique. - DCfnaf

While the Koopalings do have distinct personalities, that's not going to shine through in a racing game. They're gonna feel like clones of each other (which they do). - DCfnaf

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5 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. - DCfnaf

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. - DCfnaf

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 - Randomator

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6 Their Number

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.

SEVEN CHARACTERS THAT DO THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER! Whoever wrote the "fight all seven at once" comment, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. - DCfnaf

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7 Their Spammage In the NSMB Series

Getting real tired of the bastard brigade.

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.

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. - DCfnaf

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8 Their Cartoon Counterparts

They were just stupid. Not bad, just stupid.

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9 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. - DCfnaf

They are reskins meant to recycle boss battles. Lame.

10 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 - DCfnaf

And took his big butt back to his ball too for Lemmy

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The Contenders

11 They're Outdated

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

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

12 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.

Killed the Wii U? Those bastards are killing Nintendo. Nintendo has been in a downward spiral since NSMB2.

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.

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13 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! - DCfnaf

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). - DCfnaf

And people blame Rosalina for that smh - yunafreya648

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14 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. - DCfnaf

15 They're Borderline Clones!
16 They're Overrated
17 Fighting the Same Thing Seven Times
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