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Iggy, Bowser Jr.'s Journey

Iggy Koopa, or simply just Iggy, is one of the seven Koopaling children. His shell and hair color vary. He wears glasses and has hair similar to Larry's and Lemmy's.


The artwork for Super Mario Bros. 3 portrayed Iggy with blue ringed eyes, but some later depictions (including the artwork of Super Mario World) show him with eyes that are swirls instead, possibly to indicate his eccentric personality (this is a common anime/manga convention for eccentrics). Incidentally, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga used the original eye design. Iggy is responsible for inventing the robots that the Koopalings use in Yoshi’s Safari. His skills as an inventor are also on display in the Nintendo Adventure Books based on the games.[1][2] Additionally, in the PC edition of Mario is Missing, Iggy was shown to speak completely in rhyme. Back at Super Mario World, Iggy used to have an white hair and blue shell. The last game that he had a rainbow mohawk was in Mario is Missing!, but he now has green, tree-like hair.



Iggy is considered as demented and extremely smart, but is rather weak compared to the other Koopalings. He enjoys laughing maniacally at the player during fights. He is even stated as "The Demented Koopa" in Super Mario World.

Other Media

In the cartoons, he was called Hop Koopa (Lemmy, his brother, was named Hip, a play on the urban music genre hip hop). In the cartoons, Hip and Hop are twins, as well as the youngest of the Koopalings. Though, the cartoons are not part of the series canon. Hop’s overbite and non-swirling eyes are the only significant ways in which he differs from Lemmy. In Super Mario World, his hair was matched by the artwork of him in game.

Super Mario Bros. (film)

In the Super Mario Bros. (film), one of King Koopa’s cousins is named Iggy.[3]


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  • Iggy was named after James Newell Osterberg Jr., better known by his stage name, Iggy Pop, who is the lead singer for the American rock band, the Stooges. [4]
  • Out of all the Koopalings, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Iggy has changed the most out of all the Koopalings from the old games, as he is now taller, thinner and his hair colour has changed from rainbow to solid green and is styled somewhat like the base of a flower. His shell is still green like before, though it is more of a lighter shade and is the same colour as his new hair-do.
  • He and Roy are the only Koopalings with glasses.



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