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

It's bad enough that 1/4 of the roster is just quick copies in babies and metals. What's worse is another 1/4 is freaking koopalings. The creators had to put time and effort into each individual and we just ended up with seven extremely similar characters who just have different, stupid hair/head accessories.

This is what happens when you rehash a boss lineup. They were the bosses in six different games in NSMBWii, NSMB2, NSMBU, Paper Jam, Color Splash and Minoin Quest. Freaking lazy...

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...

2 Lame Bosses

I get that the Koopalings boss fights are lame and easy but so many other Mario bosses are also easy and lame yet they get a pass. You complain that they spin in their shells while Bowser, Bowser Jr, Boom Boom, and Pom Pom also spin in their shells or you jump on them three times but you jump on so many other Mario bosses three times yet you are fine with them.

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.

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.

They probably represent the 7 deadly sins.

5 They Ruined Mario Kart 8's Roster

It's bad enough that 1/4 of the roster is just quick copies in babies and metals. What's worse is another 1/4 is freaking koopalings. The creators had to put time and effort into each individual and we just ended up with seven interchangeable and extremely similar characters who just have different, stupid hair/head accessories.

Metal Mario, Pink Gold Peach, Baby Daisy, Baby Rosalina, Cat Peach, Tanooki Mario, Link, Isabelle, and Villager take up even more slots than the Koopalings. Six of them are just boring clones and Link, Isabelle, and Villager are not even Mario characters. I still do agree that King Boo, Birdo, Diddy, Bowser Jr, Dry Bones, Kamek and Nabbit should have been in the game.

I still hate all seven. Where the hell is birdo?!

I main ludwig and larry in mario kart 8. don't judge me

6 Their Crazy Fanbase

Their fanbase is not as bad as everyone say they are here. Most of them are actually peaceful. Yes there are some very annoying ones that keeping complaining about them not being Bowser's kids anymore while they should just deal with it or complain about Bowser Jr replacing them. Bowser Jr is not going anywhere because he is a great character. The Daisy, Luigi and Waluigi fanbases are 100 times worse yet mostly everyone worships those characters like crazy. The point is that even if they are rude you should not judge a character based on their 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 still talk about how Bowser Jr replaced them, even though the koopalings where thrown into practically everything during the WiiU era. Ironically, a lot people hate the koopalings as you hear words like "overused" or "I'm sick of the koopalings."

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 Overrated

Just like the Justin Bieber haters that call him overrated just because he has some fans and that makes him automatically overrated because they don't think he deserves even one fan. That is the same with the Koopaling haters. Since they get so much hate now and Nintendo does not even care about them anymore I think they are underrated.

They're seven Boom Boom clones given goofy hair/head accessories and people praise them for it. Yeah, they're overrated. Terrible filler, too.

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

8 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.

9 Their Cartoon Counterparts

Yes their cartoon counterparts in the SMB3 cartoon are really annoying especially Kootie Pie, Bigmouth, and Kooky. The only ones I like are Hip and Hop (Iggy and Lemmy's counterparts) but the cartoon is not cannon so they are technically totally different characters than the ones in the games.

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.

10 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.

Who thought it was a good idea to rehash a boss lineup of seven over and over?!

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

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

Annoying and predictable.

13 They're Weak

Hit them 3 times and we're done

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

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

14 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.

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

They're garbage incarnate.

16 They're Overused

They are not overused. Ok fine they are in the NSMB series but not Mario games in general. They have never appeared in any main 3D Mario game, Mario Sports game, or Mario Party game. You Koopaling haters are just like the Daisy lovers that complain about Rosalina appearing in some games while your favorite character appears in like 4 times as many games.

Good lord, yes!

Overused is an understatement.

You can't deny this.

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.

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

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

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

Especially lame ass Ludwig.

19 They're in Super Smash Bros.

Even when they are clones of Bowser Jr they still complain that they appear. I don't think they should have been in Smash just because now everyone sees them as lousy clones of Bowser Jr when Bowser Jr debuted 14 years after them. Just like Rosalina being hated by Elsa lovers just because she copied her even though she is nothing like her and came out 7 years before her.

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.

They're even more ugly in smash since the seven are deformed.

20 They are Way Worse Than Pink Gold Peach

At least they look different from each other and have personalities unlike Pink Gold Peach that is literally just a recolor of Peach that has no purpose in the Mario Bros series.

21 They're Borderline Clones!

Yes. They're overused, rehashed clones!

Nope. Not even close to clones

Smash didn't help with this.

Damn filler clones.

22 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.

23 They are So Annoying!

All seven need to choke on some $#it and die!

24 Koopalings Killed the Wii U

This is what happens when you rehash a boss line-up of seven over and over again in multiple games. It's uninspiring, lazy and it makes the games feel samey.

The worst video game boss characters in history were spammed and shoehorned in EVERTHING during the WiiU era...and it sucked. Bad characters. Just awful, dreadful characters these seven are.

Yes a group of characters that appear in like 4 games on the Wii U out of the hundreds of games on the system can ruin the entire console. Makes so much sense.

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.

25 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.

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