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Roy, Minion Quest
Roy Koopa

Roy Koopa, New Super Mario Bros. U

Roy Koopa



Roy Koopa as he appears in New Super Mario Bros. U
First Game Super Mario Bros. 3
Appearances Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Mario is Missing!
Yoshi's Safari
Hotel Mario
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Luigi U
Mario Kart 8
Gender Male
Homeland Koopa Kingdom
Kindred Koopalings (siblings)
Race Koopa

Roy Koopa, or simply just Roy, is the second largest of the Koopaling children, behind Morton Koopa Jr.. His signature is his pair of red shades.


Super Mario Bros. 3

Roy Koopa

Roy Koopa as seen in Super Mario Bros. 3

Roy makes his debut with his siblings, and is the fifth boss of the game. He is found on his airship in Sky Land. It takes three stomps on the head to defeat him. He is one of the two Koopalings who can cause earthquakes, the other being Ludwig.

Super Mario World

Roy is the fifth major boss again. He is fought in the same way as Morton except the walls will close in a bit every time the player stomps on his head. He is defeated when the player stomps on him thrice.

Yoshi's Safari

Roy is the seventh boss in this game, appearing in Float Castle I. He will fly down in a hot-air balloon machine. First, shoot off its arms and one cannon. Then it will reveal six more cannons which also must be shot. When the balloon's carriage goes down, Roy appears. Defeat him and you receive the Ruby gem.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Roy appears as a major boss. He can breathe fire, create shockwaves, and spin in his shell. He has a time Bob-omb in his battle.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii


Roy Koopa from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Unlike his past appearances, Roy appears in World 2. In his Tower battle, Roy will jump about and ground pound. If Mario is on the ground when Roy comes down, he'll be stunned and paralyzed by the shockwave. Roy's magic is purple in color. Like most other bosses, three stomps on the head will defeat him. In his castle, Kamek magically brings down pipes that Roy can use. Roy will jump into a random Warp Pipe and, when Mario is right below him, jump down from it and ground pound. Mario has to avoid both the earthquake and Roy falling from the pipes. After three stomps, Roy is defeated.


Magic Wand: Like most Koopalings, he can shoot magic out of his wand, Roy's magic color is purple, and the spell requires little effort to fire.

Ground Pound: Roy can ground-pound, creating an earthquake that stuns and paralyzes everyone else on the ground, similar to Morton Koopa Jr.

Bill Blaster: Roy can fire Bullet Bills from his double-sided Bill Blaster.

Other Appearances

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 Title Screen (Koopalings)

Roy as he appears in Mario Kart 8 along with his siblings.

Roy Koopa made his debut in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character along with the rest of the siblings. It is also his first playable appearance overall.

Other Media

In the cartoons, he was Bully Koopa and, instead of Ludwig (Known as Kooky in the show) being the oldest koopa kid, Bully was. There are three major physical differences between Roy and Bully: Bully wears a collar, has a spike on his tail, and his eyes are seen. Bully also speaks with a New York accent while Roy has a much deeper voice.

In the amada series, he serves as one of the minions of Bowser.


  • Roy was named after American musician, Roy Orbison, who was almost always seen wearing sunglasses. [1]


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