Hunkatronic Funkaphonix Deluxe™ (joey_sleaze) wrote in digital_love,
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Koopa Kids

In Super Mario Bros 3 for the NES, Nintendo introduced seven new characters: the Koopa Kids. These seven characters were the children of Mario's long-time arch-enemy, King Koopa a.k.a. Bowser. The Koopa Kids names were as follows: Morton Koopa Jr (curious as to where he got the Junior, seeing as how his father was named Bowser), Wendy O. Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Ludwig Von Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Roy Koopa, and Larry Koopa.

It is my belief that these young reptilian rapscallions were, in fact, named after the famous musicians Morton Feldman, Wendy O. Williams, Iggy Pop, Ludwig Von Beethoven (obviously), Lemmy Kilmister, and Roy Orbison, respectively. As for Larry Koopa, his appearance is too generic and his name too common for me to pinpoint the inspiration for his moniker, but as you can see by the side-by-side comparison I've set up that the sources for the others are quite clear:

<td align="right">Wendy O. Koopa</td> <td align="left">Wendy O. Williams</td> </tr> <td align="right">Iggy Koopa</td> <td align="left">Iggy Pop</td> </tr> <td align="right">Ludwig Von Koopa</td> <td align="left">Ludwig Von Beethoven</td> </tr> <td align="right">Lemmy Koopa</td> <td align="left">Lemmy Kilmister</td> </tr> <td align="right">Roy Koopa</td> <td align="left">Roy Orbison</td> </tr> <td align="right">Larry Koopa</td> <td align="left">Larry ????</td> </tr>
Morton Koopa Jr. Morton Feldman

If you know of where the inspiration for Larry Koopa came, please let me know.

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