SMB3 Larry Koopa

Larry Koopa as he appears in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Larry Koopa is a fictional character in Nintendo's Mario franchise. He is the second youngest of Bowser's children and the youngest of the Koopalings. As proved by Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Larry loves to play tennis and has blue hair like Ludwig von Koopa. Larry is seemingly best known to have a large blue mohawk which he, unlike his brother Ludwig, brushes and cleans. He has four visible fangs on the top corners of both sides of his mouth.

Character history Edit

SMB3 Larry Sprite

Larry's Super Mario Bros. 3 sprite


Super Mario Bros. 3Edit

In Larry's first appearance, Super Mario Bros. 3, he was the first Koopaling to be battled. He had stolen the magic wand from the king of Grass Land and turned him into an animal. In battle, Larry would jump around and shoot magic blasts from his stolen magic wand his cabin in his airship. He would need to be jumped on three times. After this, he was eventually defeated.

Super Mario WorldEdit

Larry's second appearance was in the last world of Super Mario World, the Valley of Bowser. In battle, he utilized his brother Iggy's attack pattern. He would sit on top of a tilting platform on top of lava and was immune to all of Mario's attacks. He would need to be jumped on until he fell off his platform.

Hotel MarioEdit

The last appearance of Larry for several years was in the obscure Hotel Mario. He was found and battled in Larry's Chillton Hotel with the words "Larry's Cave Hotel" and "This mine is mine" written on the entrance. In battle, Larry would attack by using bombs as bowling balls. Like the previous battles, he was eventually defeated.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar SagaEdit

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Larry's Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga sprite.

After several years of absence, Larry reappeared in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga after his older sister Wendy was defeated. Before battle, Larry would trap Luigi in a barrel and shoot fireballs at him. To engage, Luigi would need to stand in front of the Bob-omb to bounce them back, who would bounce them back with his tennis racket and would need to be hit with it. In battle, he would shoot fireballs and bounce them back with his tennis racket. In the end, he was defeated and once again disappeared.

Personality Edit

Like the other Koopalings, not much of Larry's personality has been revealed. What has been revealed is he is interested in sports because he used bombs as bowling balls in Hotel Mario and he was revealed to be a master of tennis, but has not appeared in any Mario sports games. Also, it has been revealed from The Adventures of the Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoons that he likes listening to music, as shown in the episode "Never Koop a Koopa", where he is seen listening to the original Mario "underground" music on his red headphones.

Other Appearances Edit

Surprisingly, Larry is mentioned in Super Paper Mario as the star of a game on Francis's "To get list": Larry Koopa: Zombie Heartbreaker. It is presumably a horror/survival/romance-themed game.

Cartoons and Comics Edit

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Cheatsy Koopa in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

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Cheatsy Koopa in Super Mario World.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World cartoons, he was named Cheatsy Koopa and was usually scheming up Bowser's latest plan, sometimes in conjunction with Kooky. A very common animation goof regarding Cheatsy was that his green head was often colored orange, the same color as the rest of his body. One particular shot in the episode "The Beauty of Kootie" even had his head mistakenly colored purple.

In the Super Mario World series, Cheatsy's hair was changed to a lighter green color and drawn a tad thicker, most likely to resemble his appearance in the game.

There are several physical differences between Larry and Cheatsy: Larry's hair is pointed upwards, but Cheatsy's hair was flatter and much more untamed; Cheatsy was almost always seen squinting and was given an overbite. He appears the most of all the Koopalings. Cheatsy was voiced by James Rankin. Additionally, in the continuity of the cartoons, Hip and Hop were the youngest Koopalings, not Cheatsy.

In the comic books published by Valiant Comics, he didn't speak English; instead, his dialogue balloons contained various pictures. Only Lemmy was able to understand him.

Trivia Edit

  • Even though all the Koopalings are named after some celebrities, it is still unsure where Larry got his name. Some say, however, he is named after TV host Larry King.
  • Larry is the youngest of the original seven Koopalings; however, Bowser Jr. is now recognized as being younger than him.
  • Larry, along with the other Koopalings, was originally going to appear in Super Princess Peach as a boss; however, they all were removed from the game.