Biggest Problems with Koopaling HatersThe Koopalings have been around since Super Mario Bros. 3, serving as world bosses. They are iconic and beloved characters. Despite this, no character is perfect, and there is certainly a substantial amount of people who hate them. While both positive and negative opinions of the Koopalings are respectable, no side is without flaws. Here is a list of flaws in the Koopaling haters community.
DISCLAIMER: I am on neither side of this debate. I enjoy the Koopalings because of their likability and prevalence in the series, but I also believe they have room for improvement. Like with every list based on objective fact, this list is based on my interpretations, and is purely subjective.
"Iggy, Lemmy and Ludwig Suck Because They Are Koopalings!" "Bowser Jr, Koopa Kid, Boom Boom and Pom Pom Are Great Because They Are Not Koopalings!" Finally someone else is noticing how annoying the Koopaling haters on this site are. They are even worse than Peach and Rosalina haters and you know those haters are awful. They always copy and paste all their hate comments and get tons of dumb likes for their unoriginal comments. "Koopalings are garbage"+47 "Krapalings suck"+56 "Kill the Krapalings"+63 "Krapalings eat a**"+85 "insert a long, friendly, peaceful comment that took over a minute to write"+0
Admittedly, many Koopaling fights have been getting lackluster. But you can't just hate them because they're the Koopalings. That's like hating Bowser Jr. because he's Bowser's son. Is Bowser Jr. Bowser's son? Yes. Does Bowser Jr. appear very often throughout the series? Yes. Does that make him a lame character? No.
If you want to make a claim that's actually worth something, you need to back up your opinion with reasons why you believe it is right. You can't just go, "This thing sucks" and expect people to accept it. It's not about whether they're bad or not, it's WHY they're bad that makes an opinion.
I say this as a person who has played so much of both the original and new Super Mario Bros. trilogies.
Yes, not every Koopaling boss is good. Roy's fight from NSMB2 and Morton's second fight from NSMBW are atrocious, and every Larry and Lemmy fight is underwhelming.
But not all of them are bad. All of Ludwig's battles are well-developed, different from each other, and effectively utilize Ludwig's combat abilities. Morton's first fight from NSMBW, Iggy's fight from NSMBU, and all of Wendy's fights have stage hazards that keep you on your toes.
Yes, as a heavily experienced player, every Koopaling fight is easy to me, and it's because I've been playing since I was very young. But easy does not mean bad. Ludwig has always been my favorite Koopaling, but it's because I had so much fun with his fights during my early play-throughs. Had it not been for the good fights sprinkled in here and there, I wouldn't have seen the Koopalings as anything more than a seven-stage nuisance.
And they believe every boss battle that is not a Koopaling is amazing! So ridiculous! Every boss in NSMB DS is lame and easy. Even easier than the Koopalings. Ground pound them once or twice and they are defeated. Ground pound a Koopaling once or twice and they would not be defeated yet.
Koopalings are iconic characters to the Super Mario franchise. They do not deserve to be in Mario Kart just because there are 7 of them? They are major characters that absolutely deserve to be their own character slots like everybody else. This is the same roster with clones galore and non Mario characters. "They stole Diddy and Birdo's spot." No They Didn't! Useless Pink Gold Peach and Baby Rosalina did! Remove the clone and non Mario characters with Kamek, Nabbit, Birdo, Diddy, Funky, E Gadd, Pauline, Hammer Bro, Spike, and Monty Mole.
On the contrary, with this point, you're forgetting that Metal Mario, Pink Gold Peach, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach all take up one spot each. Why not just lump them in with their default outfit as costumes like with Yoshi or Shy Guy colors? On top of that, the male and female versions of both Inklings, and villagers each take up separate spots. That's already more slots than each Koopaling takes up. I would rather keep them and have them lumped in as different variations of Bowser Jr., like the Smash Bros. roster.
Personally for me, at least the Koopalings are somewhat original compared Pink Gold Peach and Baby Rosalina, which both didn't exist until MK8 came out and honestly, the clone characters should be alternative skins if anything.
That's...how every Super Mario Bros. battle works. What is Mario supposed to do? Sweep the leg? Cut off their hair? Lick their tail? Jumping to defeat enemies when they're vulnerable is exactly and entirely how Mario is meant to defeat them.. Every boss in New Super Mario Bros DS, a game which DIDN'T have the Koopalings, is defeated in the same way as the Koopalings.
The RPG games gave them their own personalities. They also have different offensive and defensive capabilities. If I must, I will dive into the differences between each Koopaling's combat abilities.
It's not just with the Koopalings; with enough practice, every Super Mario Bros. boss becomes easy, even the non-Koopaling ones. Just like with every game, there are bosses that take longer to achieve that because said fights are more difficult. Ludwig fights are a great example of this.
This is the same thing that is going on with Rosalina. The characters start to appear in a decent amount of games and then they get hated for that. Also that fact that these hater's favorite characters are probably Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Daisy. Characters that have appear in way more games. Why can't people just accept new mainstay characters? Unlike Rosalina, the Koopalings were only used a lot for around 3 years before Nintendo dumped them. They have never ever appeared in a 3D Mario game, Mario Party game or Mario Sports games (Mario&Sonic not counting).
The Koopalings have only appeared in a few turn-based games outside of the 2D Mario series. That doesn't make them overused in general, it likely just means they're meant to be in the 2D games.
Like with every fanbase, there will always be a group of toxic people. Oddly enough, this group seems to have more than others I've seen.