Wendy O. Koopa

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Wendy O. Koopa
Full name Wendy O. Koopa
Species Koopa
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (2020)
Latest portrayal Lani Minella (2009-present)

Wendy O. Koopa (also known as Wendy Koopa, (mistakingly) Wendy C. Koopa, and Kootie Pie Koopa in the cartoons) is one of the Koopalings and the only female of the group. She is the fifth oldest of the Koopalings. Wendy is fairly materialistic and greedy, and is, more or less, a spoiled brat with a quick temper, often going into a rage over little things. She was named after famous musician Wendy O. Williams, lead singer of the punk band the Plasmatics.


Super Mario series

Super Mario Bros. 3

Wendy O. Koopa holding a Magic Scepter.

In Super Mario Bros. 3, Wendy, along with her brothers, was in charge of taking over the various kingdoms of the Mushroom World; Wendy decided to take over the kingdom of Water Land. Easily taking over Water Land with her Airship and armies, Wendy stole the Magic Scepter of Water Land's king and changed him into a Kappa or a Dino Rhino, depending on the version of the game.

Traveling through the lakes of Water Land, Mario managed to reach Wendy's airship. Passing all of Wendy's troops and defenses, Mario made his way into the spoiled Koopaling's cabin. Wendy tried to defeat Mario by tackling him and shooting giant rings of candy at him. After two hits she would begin to start jumping around the room (in high heels), while still throwing Candy Rings; these attack were to no avail, and Wendy was eventually defeated.

Super Mario World

Wendy in Super Mario World.

In Super Mario World, during Bowser's invasion of Dinosaur Island, Wendy took over Chocolate Island. Venturing inside Wendy's fortress, Mario managed to pass all the skewering defenses inside its walls and reached Wendy's chamber.

In battle, Wendy would utilize the same attack pattern as her brother Lemmy; she would pop-out of a random Warp Pipe with two "Wendy Dolls" popping-out of two other pipes. Mario would have to dodge two wayward Podoboos and bash Wendy three times to defeat her.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Must be fun being the only girl in a house full of boys huh?

Wendy and the rest of the Koopalings appear as bosses in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. She appears to be the only one of the seven original Koopalings who has not gone through any type of design changes for the game. She appears as the boss of World 4.

The stage for her tower battle is an ordinary rectangle room with no obstacles.

Before battling her, she is surprised and shocked that the player(s) got past all her troops and traps. She then throws her scepter high into the air while she twirls around and perfectly catches it. She then battles the player.

In both of her fights, she uses her magic scepter to generate rings that rebound from the walls (it dissolves after a set period of time). After conjuring a ring, she "ballet jumps" after the player(s) a few times before casting another ring. Each time she is hit, she retreats into her shell and spins/slides it to the right and left of the room in an attempt to hit the player(s) along with the remaining rings. She also jumps faster and higher after the player(s) and double casts her rings when she is stomped on for the second time. When she is defeated by the third jump, she retreats back to her castle.

Mario battling Wendy at her castle in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

In the castle battle, Wendy attacks in a similar manner to her tower battle, but at the beginning of the battle, Kamek causes the room Wendy is fought in to flood periodically. The flood prevents the player(s) from jumping on her due to not enough pressure from the jump, so instead, the player(s) will have to evade all the rebounding rings and of course Wendy herself and wait for the flood to drain away; only then is when she is vulnerable (though fireballs could attack her during the flood). The flood not only slows the movement of the player(s), but also that of Wendy and her rings. When Wendy is defeated, she falls offscreen and Mario gets the key to World 5.

Wendy survived the battle, however, and was seen along with the other Koopalings getting Bowser back up, only to have Bowser's castle fall on top of all of them.

Super Mario anime series

Wendy, as well as her siblings were featured in the Super Mario anime series, a set of three Japanese OVAs. In the Mario retelling of the story "Momotaro", Wendy and her siblings appear as minions of Bowser, aiding him in abducting Princess Toadstool. In "Shirayuki-hime" ("Snow White") Wendy also appears as a minion of Bowser once again, like her brothers, Wendy ends up being beaten by Mario.

DIC Cartoons

Kootie Pie Koopa.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World cartoons produced by Nintendo and DIC Entertainment, Wendy was renamed Kootie Pie Koopa. Kootie Pie, was a sixteen-year-old spoiled brat, who often whined and complained about everything, just as in the games. Kootie Pie would also throw temper-tantrums and furniture when she didn't get what she wanted. She had particular disdain for Princess Toadstool, whom Kootie Pie saw as a rival.

Not counting cameos, Kootie Pie appeared in the following episodes of the two series:

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Reptiles in the Rose Garden: The entire plot of this episode revolved around Bowser giving Kootie Pie the United States of America as a birthday present. During her reign as Empress of America, Kootie Pie enforced her own wicked laws on the citizens of America until Mario and Luigi rescued the President and warped her back to Dark Land.

Kootie Pie as a human.

The Beauty of Kootie: Kootie Pie and Cheatsy were sent by Bowser to steal oil from the Sultan of Desert Hill. In an attempt to stop Mario and Luigi from exposing them, Cheatsy turned Kootie Pie into a human that Mario fell in love with (though Cheatsy forgot to make her tail disappear, but Mario didn't seem to notice). Kootie Pie then convinced Mario to lure the Sultan, his guard, Princess Toadstool and Toad into the dungeon before Cheatsy transformed her back into a Koopa.

To get revenge, Mario later used Cheatsy's dropped sceptor to transform Luigi into Casanova Koopa, whom Kootie Pie fell madly in love with until she accidentally turned him back into a human. Angry at Luigi for kissing her, Kootie Pie and Cheatsy chased him into a trap that Mario and the others had set up, prompting them to retreat to the Doomship.

Dadzilla: After being scolded by Bowser, Kootie Pie and Big Mouth felt convinced that King Dad wasn't their true father, and ventured to Hollywood to try and find their real one. The two Koopalings used their scepters to bring a Madzilla robot to life and convinced him that he was their father. With Madzilla on their side, Kootie Pie and Big Mouth ran amuck in Hollywood until Mario stopped Madzilla by controlling a robot of Madzilla's Mom. With Madzilla no longer on their side, Kootie Pie and Big Mouth returned home.

A Toadally Magical Adventure: Kootie Pie accompanied Bowser, Big Mouth, Bully and Cheatsy on a mission to steal a special wand that was being delivered to the Wizard King of the West. At one point when the Koopas had control of the wand, Kootie Pie used it to enlarge the fence around Toad's House, which prevented Princess Toadstool from leaving.

Kootie Pie Rocks: Jealous that Princess Toadstool was able to attend a Milli Vanilli concert, Kootie Pie threw a tantrum until Bowser agreed to kidnap the duo just for her. Although Kootie Pie was thrilled to receive Milli Vanilli as her own private band, Rob and Fab were outraged at the situation. In disgust, Kootie Pie turned the two of them into accountants.

While eavesdropping, Mario and his friends learned that Milli Vanilli were unable to perform for Kootie Pie without a backup band, and snuck into the castle pretending to be one. Although they were unable to properly play the music for "Girl You Know It's True", Kootie Pie was distracted long enough by the backup band for them to flee from Kastle Koopa with Milli Vanilli. Kootie Pie insisted on getting them back, but Bowser hated their music to the point that he threatened to send her to the dungeon if she tried to bring them back.

Mush-Rumors: Upon learning that there were "aliens" in the Mushroom Kingdom, the Koopalings relayed the message to one-another, exaggerating the story each time, until Kootie Pie herself told Bowser that the aliens were outrageous monsters, prompting Bowser to capture them. Although the aliens were actually a lost human family from Kansas, the Koopas strongly believed that they were in disguise until Kooky proved that they weren't.

Crimes R Us: Crimewave Clyde was taken out of his Real World jail to educate the Koopalings on how to be a big time criminal. Along with her brothers, Kootie Pie went along and committed various crimes until Crimewave Clyde revolted and enlisted the help of Mario and Luigi to stop the Koopalings.

7 Continents for 7 Koopas: Assigning his children to each take over one of the Real World's seven continents, Bowser ordered Kootie Pie to wreak havoc in Europe. To achieve this, Kootie Pie magically altered the artwork at the Louvre to resemble her (i.e. turning the Mona Lisa into the Mona Kootie). Mario later arrived to steal Kootie Pie's scepter and undid her damage.

Recycled Koopa: Along with several of her brothers, Kootie Pie was ordered by Bowser to dispose of the trash around Kastle Koopa. Kootie Pie fought with Bully until they decided to dump the trash down a Warp Pipe, which ended up surrounding the Mushroom Castle. Mario then stole and used Hip's sceptor to send the trash back to Kastle Koopa. This encouraged the Koopalings to order the Sledge Bros. to dump the trash down a Warp Pipe to Brooklyn, which ultimately led to greater problems.

The Venice Menace: Wanting a water park of her very own, Bowser agreed to warp Venice to Dark Land for her very own, using the Doomsub to scare everyone out of the city. Kootie Pie accompanied Bowser on this mission, but they were eventually foiled by Mario and Luigi, who warped the Doomsub to Desert Land. Devastated, Kootie Pie threw a temper tantrum on the spot.

Super Koopa: Along with Kooky, Hip and Hop, Kootie Pie traveled to Paris once Bowser had successfully captured Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool. While she was there, Kootie Pie tried on some bizarre-looking clothes that only Bowser seemed to appreciate.

Super Mario World

Fire Sale: Upset that her new ice palace was freezing cold, Kootie Pie and a Koopa Troopa stole Mama Fireplant from Dome City to heat the place up. However, Mama Fireplant's fireballs caused the place to start melting just as Mario and his friends showed up to rescue Mama Fireplant. Trying to fight back, Kootie Pie froze herself by accidentally stepping on a Porcupine Fish, as did Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool. Yoshi eventually overcame his fear of water to save the day, leaving Kootie Pie frozen in her own ice palace.

Send in the Clown: Kootie Pie assisted Big Mouth in setting up posters for Bowser's circus, which was actually a ruse to lure the Cave People to the Neon Castle. Despite her screentime, Kootie Pie had no lines of dialogue in this episode.

Nintendo Comics System

Wendy was also featured in the Nintendo Comics System. Wendy even had an entire comic dedicated to her called "Fins and Roses", which has her on a misadventure with Stanley the Talking Fish.

Nintendo Adventure Books

In Double Trouble, if Mario chooses to ascend a flight of stairs while being chased by Bowser through his Koopahari Desert Fortress, he will eventually find and enter Wendy's room, where the Koopaling and her GLOM-created clones (which are dispensed by a vent in the floor, and number in the dozens) will swarm him, leading to a Game Over.

In Leaping Lizards, Wendy and five of her brothers enter as a team in the International Mushroom Games, though the only competition it is mentioned she competes in is the Beetlebowl, an all-team game. If the reader chooses Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool as their offensive team, Wendy easily captures a Hoopster, nonchalantly steps over Toad (the only defender left, due to Wooster and the Mushroom King wandering off) and scores by slamming it into her opponents' bucket. If Princess Toadstool, Toad, Wooster and the Mushroom King are picked as the offensive line, Wendy teams up with Roy (who creates a fake Hoopster as a distraction) to get past the Mario Bros. and score.

In Koopa Capers, Wendy disappears mysteriously, and Bowser, fearing she may have been kidnapped, forces Luigi into looking for her. During his search, Luigi discovers Wendy was not abducted, but has been in hiding, working on overthrowing her father by organizing minions loyal only to her, and by concocting a potion (which she learned about by reading Bowser's book Reptile Magic and VCR Programming Instructions) that will combine her magic wand with her brothers' wands (which she had stolen) to create a "super wand". By following Luigi, Bowser and the other Koopalings confront Wendy in her hidden chamber, but are willing to put off punishing her if she helps them search for Luigi, who is hiding in the room. If Luigi has Boom Boom's socks (which were meant for Wendy's potion, but were lost by her loyalists) he can toss them into Wendy's simmering pot, and knock the entire Koopa family out (the potion only needed one sock, any more than that and it will emit a gas that instantly puts Koopas into a deep sleep for at least a week).

Super Mario Adventures

Wendy was also prominently featured in the Super Mario Adventures comic by Nintendo Power. This comic portrayed Wendy as the de facto leader of the Koopalings, being the most responsible of them.

Club Nintendo

Stewardess Wendy in the Club Nintendo comic.

In the Club Nintendo comic "Super Mario: Erholung? Nein, danke!", Wendy works as a stewardess for the airline KoopAir. She acts very unfriendly, urging Mario and his fellows to enter the plane and, instead of delivering their meal, simply throwing pizza boxes at them. This comic also hints at Wendy's age, as she explains that she has done this job for 40 years. Wendy appears again at the end of the comic, where she can be seen dancing in a disco.

Mario is Missing!

Wendy and Lemmy witnessing their father's capture of Mario.

Though absent from the NES and Super Nintendo versions of Mario is Missing!, Wendy does appear in the PC version of the game. Aiding her family in their plan to melt Antarctica, Wendy guarded a corridor in Bowser's fortress.

Wendy was ultimately defeated by Luigi, who was searching for his kidnapped brother.

Yoshi's Safari

Wendy in Yoshi's Safari.

In Yoshi's Safari, after her father takes over Jewelry Land, Wendy takes up residence in Pipe Island, where she guards a light blue rectangular gem.

In her battle against Mario and Yoshi, Wendy would utilize an indestructible shield, pop-out of Warp Pipes and hurl bombs. She was accompanied by a Winged Anvil that would fly back and forth, before turning and shooting horseshoes at Mario. When it does so, it provides Mario with the opportunity to shoot it in the face with his Super Scope, causing it to fall out of the sky and onto Wendy if she is below it at the time. Being hit by the Anvil three times defeats Wendy.

Hotel Mario

Wendy O. Koopa in Hotel Mario.

In Hotel Mario, Wendy is the owner and boss of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel; a hotel with a casino theme. Located in Wendy O's Sweet Suite, Wendy would attack Mario by summoning hearts to open doors and attack Mario.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Superstar Saga Enemy
Wendy O. Koopa
Location(s) Bowser's Castle
HP 350
Power 120
Defense 130
Speed 93
Stat Down?
Experience 800*
Coins 102*
Item 1 Drop Max Nuts
Item 2 Drop
What is gained upon winning the battle (denoted with *) can be changed by Badges or Equipment from E. Gadd.
Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).

After several years of absence from a Mario game, Wendy makes a return appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. While Bowletta was invading the Beanbean Kingdom in Bowser's Castle, Wendy acted as a guard in the castle as the sixth Koopaling to be fought. After solving a small puzzle that required them to hit Wendy twice in a row with a hammer, Mario and Luigi were capable of battling Wendy.

In combat, Wendy would attack Mario and Luigi by spitting fireballs at them (like all the Koopalings) and by flinging her bracelets at them; these bracelets would expand and close around either Mario or Luigi. Like her older brother Lemmy, she could disguise Spinies as herself. She has a Time Bob-omb on her side during her battle. Despite this, she was defeated.

Defeating Wendy raised a platform, allowing the Mario Brothers to reach Larry.

Character Description

Like most of the other Koopalings, Wendy's has a yellow and tan skin complexion, but she is unique in that her head is also this colour, unlike her brothers and her father, whose heads do not match their body scales. As the only female Koopaling, Wendy has obvious physical differences from the rest of her family, but in terms of body she appears to be most similar to Larry; the main difference being her thinning, feminine legs, and her overall slightly smaller size. Wendy has a four-ribbed, padded stomach, and her head is a very simple round shape. Her mouth is puffy, round and gives the impression that she is wearing pink lipstick; her cheeks are also very round and baby-faced.

Wendy appears to be relatively hairless, even though almost all of her brothers have full hair. However, she does have blonde eyebrows, which extend off her face, as do her two, long, thin lashes. Her eyes themselves are large and round, and her light blue irises are roughly the same as Larry's.

Rather than wearing the spiked cuffs the male Koopalings have, Wendy has large, golden bracelets on her wrists. She also wears a long, beaded, red necklace and thick, pink pumps. A large pink bow with white polka-dots as the pattern is also included; this bow is in the exact same fashion as Birdo's, aside from the coloration. Her shell is pink, lined with a white encasing, and the multiple, short spikes are circled with grey rings.

Personality and Traits

Wendy is typically portrayed as a spoiled brat. She is also shown to be very greedy and materialistic; her being the only Koopaling in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga to drop 102 coins instead of 99 may be a reference to her greed. The comics stated she thought of herself as Bowser's favorite child. Her personality in the cartoons highlighted these traits even further, and she was shown to have a very short temper and could be violent when provoked. The in-game text in Super Mario World implied she spent her time in her castle singing. It is stated she is a tomboy in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Template:Refneeded

Powers and Abilities

Wendy has displayed some unique abilities throughout her appearances as a boss character. In Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wendy uses her scepter to create up to three glowing rings that float around colliding with each other and the environment. The rings can glide through water as well, although at lower speeds, and over time they dissipate. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, she didn't have to use her wand to create rings that would close in on the Mario bros. once they appear beneath them. This game also had Wendy breathing fireballs and creating Spinies disguised as clones of herself, an ability shared with Lemmy and reminiscent of how they used similar-looking "dolls" to confuse Mario in Super Mario World. Wendy is shown running and jumping in Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and the latter also showed her spinning inside of her shell for offensive and defensive purposes.

Official Profiles and Statistics

Bio from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Writers Bible

She's snobbish, spoiled and deceitful, and those are her good traits. A vain teen queen, Kootie Pie despises the princess and her goody-two-shoes ways. King Koopa gives her everything she asks for. He turns into a totally permissive parent whenever Kootie Pie whines "I want!". Anything anybody else has, Kootie Pie wants. And anything she already has, she wants two of. Kootie Pie is not that bright, but has megawatts of intensity and laser-sharp focus. When she gets hold of an idea, she does not let go.

List of Appearances by Date

Main article: List of Wendy O. Koopa Appearances


For this subject's image gallery, see Wendy O. Koopa/gallery.


  • "This is the first time I've met up with Mario. I'm studying his moves very carefully." - The Super Mario Bros. 3 manual (page 13)
  • "I want it! I WANT IT! I WANT IT!" - Reptiles in the Rose Garden
  • "Gasp, oh! There, daddy! There's the castle of America's president. They call it the White House." - Reptiles in the Rose Garden
  • "How dare you disturb the almost-empress of the entire real world!?" - Reptiles in the Rose Garden
  • "I hate it when people tell me what to do! I HATE IT! I HATE IT!!!" - Reptiles in the Rose Garden
  • "I'VE BEEN KISSED BY A PLUMBER!" - The Beauty of Kootie
  • "Why does that prissy Princess Toadstool get to go to a Real World concert and not me? Aren't you always telling us that you are the most powerful king there ever was, and I am your favorite only daughter?" - Kootie Pie Rocks
  • "Aliens! Daddykins! Billions and billions of them! Twenty feet tall! Armed and dangerous and spewing smoke and fire and coming this way in heavily-armed spaceships! WE'RE DOOMED! And I don't have a single thing to wear!" - Mush-Rumors

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウェンディ
Wendy, from the English name.
Spanish Wendy O. Koopa -


Unused Super Princess Peach sprite sheet.