Whomp King
Whomp King
The Whomp King as he appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2
First Game Super Mario 64 (1996)
Appearances Super Mario 64
Mario Party 3
Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Gender Male
Location Whomp's Fortress
Species Whomp
Attacks Slamming the ground

The Whomp King is a minor antagonist in the Mario franchise who debuted in Super Mario 64. He is the king of all Whomps, and as such is a member of the Koopa Troop.


Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS


Whomp King fighting Mario in Super Mario 64.

In Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS, the Whomp King aids Bowser in his takeover against Peach's Castle, serving as one of his minions who possess a Power Star. He is confronted on the top of Whomp's Fortress, makes a short speech about disliking those who don't respect his kind, and engages Mario in battle. Like most Whomps, his only method of attack is to fall face - first in an attempt to crush his opponent; however this is also his weakness, as Mario can Ground Pound the bandage on his back before he recovers and stands back up. If this technique is repeated three times, the Whomp King will surrender and the player will obtain his Power Star.

For some reason, if the player wall kicks into the Whomp King and leaps away from him before the fight, the king will talk to the player as soon as they land and then restarts the battle, only for it to end seconds later, due to Mario not being able to move very far away from a boss he is fighting with.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the massive Whomp has undergone a few notable appearance changes, but his role is still essentially the same from the original.

Mario Party 3

In Mario Party 3, Whomp King appears in Creepy Cavern and blocks the player's path, and he will only move if the player gives him an item, such as a Poison Mushroom.

Super Mario Galaxy 2


Whomp King lays in defeat

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Whomp King returns once again aiding Bowser in his universal conquest. He acts as the boss of the Throwback Galaxy, which is a remake of Whomp's Fortress. In this appearance he is far larger than his previous incarnations and he has gained some new powers, such as summoning Whimps and creating shockwaves. His dialogue in this game is the same as in the previous ones, however when he is defeated he slams his fist against the ground and yells "Dang It!". Also, if the player is defeated and returns to battle the king, the king has a different line, saying he's tired of this speech. Also, this is his first game to make a different appearance in his galaxy.

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