Horned Ant Trooper
|Horned Ant Trooper|
|First appearance||Super Mario 3D World (2013)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)|
|Species origin||Ant Trooper|
Horned Ant Troopers (also called Spiky Ant Troopers) are blue ant enemies with striped bodies and yellow eyes that debut in the Wii U game, Super Mario 3D World. They are introduced in World 4-1, Ant Trooper Hill.
Horned Ant Troopers have a pair of antennae, red feet, an overbite and wear a spiked orange helmet on their bodies. Despite the spiked helmet, they can be jumped on if they are walking along a vertical surface. Horned Ant Troopers attack by marching (sometimes out of holes or pipes) and will keep walking on to walls. They are vulnerable to Ground Pounds, projectiles and both Cat Mario and Tanooki Mario's attacks.