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Old 08-07-2017, 02:22 PM
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Bonus:#74 Morton Koopa Jr.
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros. 3 1988
63 points, 3 nominations


Bonus:#85 Larry Koopa
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros. 3 1988
49 points, 3 nominations



Now that we've covered the rest we can spotlight the two Koopa Kids that didn't make it. Morton J and Larry, "The Stupid One" and "The Bland One" respectively, just couldn't make the cut and it's easy to see why. There's nothing to set Larry apart, no balls or rings or rainbow hairs or anything. And Morton's just Roy but ugly and without the glasses.

RIP Larrorton, you couldn't even beat Bowser Jr.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:23 PM
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Larry is the only one I voted for.

I like his hair.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:31 PM
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Larry does have cool hair.

I voted for Raphael! I put him at...let's see...No. 15! It's a very memorable boss battle in a game filled with them. Plus corvids are the best type of animal.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:33 PM
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Larry is no Iggy.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:50 PM
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Kamek was on the list! Raphael the Raven was not. The Raphael battle is fun, but also frustrating when he sends out those electric shocks and you may as well just let yourself die and go back to a checkpoint if you're hoping to get a 100% record for the stage
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:59 PM
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Morton Koopa Jr. was named after Jerry Springer.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:39 PM
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Morton is good because it means I can imagine that Bowser's full name is therefore Morton Bowser Koopa, Sr
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:32 PM
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Playing the New SMB games you get the impression that Kamek is the real power behind the koopa throne and he just uses all the other bad guys as speed bumps.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:09 PM
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Kamek is the steve bannon of koopa kingdom
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:58 PM
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Of course not - they love him.

*waves Luigi #1 sign*
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:03 AM
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I voted for most of these clowns on the list, except Raphael. Good boss fight, though. Yoshi's Island had some fairly intense boss fights for such a cutesy game.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:43 AM
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This looks like the logo for the morning talk show they started after their failed Mario-killing careers. Two Koopas Kidding, 10AM on CBS.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:32 AM
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This looks like the logo for their failed morning talk show they started after their failed Mario-killing careers. Two Koopas Kidding, 10AM on CBS.
It's important to underscore that nothing they ever did was successful.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:37 AM
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It was still better than "Larry Koopa Live, with Roy"
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:15 PM
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I guess this is where I admit I voted for The Koopalings. Like, all of them at once. In my #1 spot. I guess that wasn't a terribly useful idea, but geez, I can't pick just one and didn't want to fill my list with all of 'em.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:19 PM
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What happened to today's entries?

Did Jbear ruin this for us all? Again?
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:31 PM
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Loki has been sacked. JBear, who was picked to replaced him, was subsequently sacked. So I was picked to try my hand at this. So, let me look into my sack of Mario enemies/characters/figments and see what comes up next!

## Shellcreeper
First Appearance: Mario Bros.
Much points, Most nominations



This little guy looks pretty amazing for a sprite from 1983! And it's ready for some Pac Man action! Apparently Koopa Troopas tried to ape their style, but this is the real deal and then some. Good choice, Talking Time. I'm impressed.
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This is our just reward for making all those pit threads he's not allowed in.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:34 PM
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When the list-runner's generating original content for every entry, you gotta allow a little slack in the schedule every once in a while.
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This is our just reward for making all those pit threads he's not allowed in.
I still don't know who the other Loki is who got there first in those threads.
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Bonus: ## Goomboss the Goomba King
First Appearance: Paper Mario
Less points, few nominations



This majestic example of royalty first displayed his regal behavior in Paper Mario, and has since showed up in Super Mario 64 DS and Mario Kart DS...why did the DS developers fell in love with the guy? Since then he's been sitting in someone's pantry. Probably moldy. Not so high class now, eh?

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Old 08-08-2017, 08:05 PM
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What happened to today's entries?

Did Jbear ruin this for us all? Again?
Listen, I relentlessly badgered Loki about it all day in IRC. I did my part!
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:21 PM
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Listen, I relentlessly badgered Loki about it all day in IRC. I did my part!
Sp you've been unsacked, then? Guess the good times had to stop somewhere...suppose that means I'm sacked.

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Old 08-08-2017, 08:49 PM
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I still don't know who the other Loki is who got there first in those threads.
There are four Lokis!
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:24 PM
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Damn it... Am I still seeing double?
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:13 AM
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RIP Larrorton, you couldn't even beat Bowser Jr.
OH, BUUUURRRRNNN!

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Old 08-09-2017, 06:44 AM
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Thank you WildcatJF for taking over for the day. Your complimentary copy of Hotel Mario is in the mail.

#23 Hammer Bros.
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros. 1985
209 points, 9 nominations



Second-fiddle to the Koopa Troopas (at least until Dry Bones came along), this Koopa Troop is just a weird bird with a hammer. And that makes him infinitely more dangerous. Though there would be variations over the years: fireball, boomerang, fat, etc., is there anything more terrifying that two classic Bros hurling hammers Marioward? Really it was a mean thing Nintendo did to kids, putting two hammer bros in their game.

And then the one in 8-3?! Fordgetaboutit. Our only saving grace is that he doesn't know about timed hits.
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:49 AM
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#22 Thwomp
First Appearance: Super Mario Bros. 3 1988
217 points, 9 nominations


Mogri put it best in his nomination post:

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Nothing embodies the Mario character design ethos better than an angry block.
Gotta agree. That about sums up the whole enterprise. Thanks for joining us for Top Marios. Please enjoy top musics next. Positronic Brain you're up.
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:56 AM
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#21 Booster
First Appearance: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 1996
227 points, 7 nominations



Like Geno, Booster is an original Square creation for SMRPG. And like Geno he is weird and unpleasant. But they differ in two key ways: 1. Booster is way more cool and interesting than some doll and 2. it's Geno who's popularity has endured. Thank goodness for this list setting things straight.

Since Bowser is a good guy in SMRPG (spoilers), Square had to come up with a new antagonist to steal the princess. So they invented this weird... train... guy? Booster's Tower is a highlight of the game, full of fun set-pieces and weirdness for weirdness's sake. And Booster taunting(?) the whole time. It's an enjoyable romp and the best part is you never face off against Booster in the end. He just eats cake and leaves.

It's wonderfully unsatisfying and yet no-one is clamoring for Booster in Smash smh.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:00 AM
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Bonus:#123 Sad Paragoomba
First Appearance: Super Princess Peach 2005
33 points, 1 nomination



A paragoomba what made sad. It cries and flies. It's sad that it's flying. I can see why it got so many points!
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