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

Roy Koopa, also known as Bully Koopa in the Mario TV series, is a character in the Mario series who appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Originally, Roy was depicted by Nintendo as one of Bowser's seven (later eight) children. However, games released after Yoshi's Safari either downplayed or ignored that fact until Miyamoto retconned the Koopalings to be Bowser's elite seven-member high group of minions in mid-September 2012. He is named after singer & songwriter Roy Kelton Orbiston.


Roy wears pink sunglasses. He wears a pair of spiky handcuffs, a baby pink head, two sharp teeth, and spiky purple shell with pink rings surrounding the spikes. In New Super Mario Bros Wii he has a magic wand, which shoots pinkish-purple flames at the Mario brothers and Toads.


Super Mario Bros. 3

Roy made his debut in this game where he took over Sky Land. He took the ruler's wand and turned him into a Albatoss. Though ruling over the ground and sky half was cracked. It came to an end when Mario and Luigi came. After reaching his cabin, Roy fought vastly by shaking the ground and firing wand blasts. These made it difficult for the Mario Bros. but only 3 hits on the head or several fireballs defeated the Koopaling. Roy being too injured to fight no longer left his airship and retreated having giving up his wand in the process.

Super Mario World

Roy having lost Sky Land, received Forest of Illusion by Bowser. Roy also captured a Yoshi egg and guarded it in his castle. Roy days of guarding it were over when the Mario Bros. and their new friend Yoshi came. Roy fought them by climbing up walls and trying to crush them like Morton, though his walls slowly came came in making it harder to avoid his attacks. Though after getting stomped on three times Roy was sent spiraling in the distance. Mario retrieved the egg after the battles.

Yoshi's Safari

Appearing in the final appearance of the Super Scope, Roy fought fought Mario and Yoshi in a mechanical air balloon. His machine was capable of throwing bombs and using cannon balls though his battle was in vain as Roy was shot multiple times were eventually his balloon blew up and Roy was seen falling with the white flag of defeat. Roy surrendered the crystal gem to the victors.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Originally, the Koopalings were guarding Bowser's Castle until Cackletta possessed Bowser and turned him into Bowletta. The Koopalings were hypnotized to fight the Mario Bros. once again. Roy fought by spitting fireballs and ground pounding, plus a time Bob-omb that would explode after eight turns. Though despite this attack method Roy was defeated. What happened to him and his siblings after being defeated was unknown.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

After being ignored for 6 years, Roy and his siblings appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Roy and his siblings kidnapped Princess Peach on her birthday. Roy was the boss of World 2 where he is first fought at the tower. Roy fought by using his old technique from Super Mario Bros. 3. Roy would jump around, fire wand blasts, and cause stunning ground-pounds. Though the technique didn't help as we was injured in it and retreated to his castle. Roy battled again after fully recovering, Kamek made huge pipes appear where Roy would jump in and try ambush Mario. Though it was futile as he was defeated. Roy survived and went back to World 8.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

The Koopalings reappeared in this game where after Roy was the boss of World 1. He use the same attack pattern from NSMBW except now he charges at Mario. The way to defeat him is to dodge his charge, and once he hits it jump on his head. During the end credits The Koopalings tried to carry Bowser in the Clown Car. However, Bowser's weight proved to be too much and they ended up crashing. Roy is later seen holding the credits which took him to the Sky.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Roy reappeared in this game. He is the sixth Koopaling to be fought, in Rock Candy Mines. Rather than causing stunning ground-pounds, Roy uses a bazooka that fires Bullet Bills.

Mario Kart 8

Roy Koopa MK8

Roy racing in Mario Kart 8.

Along with the other Koopalings, he appears in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character.

Non-canon appearance

Mario is Missing

Roy accompanied Bowser and several Kooaplings on attacking the South Pole to melt it so they can flood the earth. After capturing Mario, Roy was recruited by Bowser to stop Luigi from rescuing him. Roy fought hard though was defeated by a Fire Flower or 6 hits on the head.

Hotel Mario

Roy Brickhard Hotel was the second hotel to be fought in this game. Roy fought the usual would stop the ground making the room shake though despite this power he was not match for Mario as the plumber defeated him. An closed down his hotel for good.

Super Princess Peach

Appearing in the beta Roy was going to be the fifth boss of the game. Roy attacked by jumping, spiting fireballs, charging, throwing spike balls, and finally spinning in his shell. Nothing else is known.

Mario cartoons

In the cartoon series, he was known as Bully Koopa. His traits were the same as he was in the game.



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