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"Oh, hello. I'm Wendy, and I'm here because the Olympic Games deserve a dazzling, sassy heroine - and those two posers Peach and Daisy do NOT count! I'm the only young lady in the Koopalings, so I'm used to attention and press and all that. Kind of boring now, unfortunately. Ah, well. The life of a star..."
—Wendy, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Wendy O. Koopa (ウェンディ Wendi?, Wendy), or simply just Wendy, is one of the seven Koopalings, being the only female one. Wendy and the other Koopalings make their first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3,[1] and are Bowser's offspring in older games retained through re-releases,[2][3][4][5] while newer games have them as just minions serving under Bowser.

Wendy is one of the first Nintendo characters to distinguish herself as female by wearing a bow on her hairless head, and the first to do so in a game. Other characters who wear a bow include Birdo, who wears a similar bow, Lady Bow from Paper Mario, who wears a smaller bow on each side of her head, and Candy Kong, who wore a bow in Donkey Kong Country.


Physical description[]

Wendy wears a pink polka-dotted bow on her head, large golden bracelets on her arms, a red pearl necklace, and pink high-heeled shoes on her feet. Wendy also has big pink lips. Her skin tone is slightly more orange than the other Koopalings. Wendy has blue eyes and a pink shell with small spikes and grey rings. Wendy and Roy Koopa are the only Koopalings with pink shells, until in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, when Roy sported a purple shell instead.


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Wendy alongside her brother Ludwig and then-father Bowser (in 1998) navigating a cave together.

Wendy is said to be bold, bossy, big-headed, and has a rivalry between Peach and Daisy in some of the spinoffs. Wendy is something of a diva and often behaves like a spoiled brat. Her appearance and amount of accessories she wears may showcase the fact that she attempts to improve her appearance and look as good as possible. She is also on her phone very often, and will usually take photos of things with a hashtag attached. Despite this, she also is shown to help others out on occasion. She is also nice and friendly to Larry and Bowser Jr.. Wendy also has been seen to like singing in Super Mario World.

In Hotel Mario, she is shown having a quick temper, and is so clingy with money and luxury that she set false coins (‘Wendy’s Pennies’) to stop Mario’s advance.

Powers and abilities[]

She is thought to be a singer, as implied by the in-game text of Super Mario World. In New Super Mario Bros. U, Wendy is shown to be talented at ice skating. In the Mario & Sonic series, Wendy is shown to be a skilled swimmer.

In Super Mario series[]

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Super Mario Bros. 3[]


Wendy as she appears in Super Mario Bros. 3.

In Super Mario Bros. 3, Wendy along with her siblings were sent by their father Bowser to steal wands from the various Kings of the Mushroom World and conquer their lands.[1][2][3][4] Wendy is the third boss, and is fought within her airship in the Water Land. Wendy's battle takes place on flat ground. Wendy summons rings capable of bouncing in any direction and harming Mario/Luigi. Like the other Koopalings, Wendy can be defeated if Mario/Luigi stomp on her head three times. Once Wendy has been defeated, Mario/Luigi can take the wand to return to the King of Water Land.

Super Mario World[]

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Wendy's artwork in Super Mario World.

Wendy is the sixth boss, and is fought in Wendy's Castle at the end of Chocolate Island. Here, Wendy and two decoys of herself emerge from seven pipes at random. Wendy's boss fight is similar to Lemmy's except her pipes are all in a straight line, and there are two fireballs bouncing around instead of one. After being jumped on three times, Wendy becomes defeated as she falls into the lava.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[]

Wendy appears in 2009's New Super Mario Bros. Wii as the fourth boss and a minion of Bowser, no longer his daughter from this point onward.[6] She is the boss of the World 4's tower and castle. In the fortress, you just have to avoid her rings and stomp on her 3 times. In the castle, you have to avoid her rings while you are underwater. Once the water sinks, you jump on her and avoid her shell. Once you repeat this 3 times, you win.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[]

Wendy's boss fight takes place in World 4. You fight her in the World 4 castle. The fight of her takes place mostly underwater. You have to stay underwater for a bit and avoid Wendy and Cheep Cheeps. When the water is gone, you have to jump on Wendy and avoid her spinning shell. After she has been jumped on 3 times, a key will come down from the sky, and you win.

New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U/New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[]

Wendy is the fourth boss, and she is fought in Frosted Glacier within her own castle at the end, Wendy's Shifting Castle.

During the battle, Wendy will spawn two fireballs and they will hit the large ice spikes on the ceiling to make two of them fall. After she has been stomped on two times, she will spawn three fireballs which will make three ice spikes fall from the ceiling. Once she has been stomped on three times, she will be defeated.

In Mario is Missing![]

Wendy only appears in the PC version. Here, her full name is instead Wendy Koopa, and she is guarding a corridor of Bowser's Castle. Wendy did not attack, but only tried to prevent Luigi from progressing further into his journey. Luigi eventually found a Fire Flower and used it to vaporize Wendy and continue on his search to rescue Mario.

Wendy acts as if she is romantically interested with Luigi, whom she calls "Luigi-pie."

In Yoshi's Safari[]


Wendy in Yoshi's Safari.

Wendy is the third boss, and is fought in Pipe Island. She is fought alongside a flying anvil. To damage Wendy, she has to be beaten with the anvil three times. The anvil must be overhead of Wendy to hurt her. Once Wendy has been defeated, the player will receive the Aquamarine Gem.

In Hotel Mario[]

Like most of the other Koopalings, Wendy has her own hotel, Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel. Here, she is encountered in Wendy's Sweet Suite, the last level of her hotel. Wendy attacks Mario by summoning hearts to open doors. Mario can briefly stun Wendy by jumping onto her. For the entire battle, instead of using elevators to travel between floors in pursuit of Mario, Wendy stays on the uppermost floor.

In Mario & Luigi series[]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga/Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[]

"Go on, try your best! It won't be enough."
Wendy Idle

Wendy is a boss fought in Bowser's Castle, along with the other Koopalings, after Bowletta takes over the Beanbean Kingdom. Like Roy and Larry, Wendy uses a Time Bob-omb in her battle. Wendy attacks with her rings that go under the player's feet and then close together, and with a duplicate program similar to Lemmy Koopa, but is made harder due to the Time Bob-omb.

Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser[]

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Wendy's description in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser.

Wendy is the third Koopaling who is recruited by Captain Goomba and the second-runner up of her Cutie Contest. Wendy is a ranged minion and is weak against melee minions but strong against flying minions.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[]

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Wendy appears along with the rest of the Koopalings in Mario & Luigi:  Paper Jam where they assist Bowser and his paper self in kidnapping Princess Peach. Wendy is first seen after Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario all reach Bowser's Castle but were knocked out by a giant cannonball. Wendy and Morton then have the heroes taken away to the Twinsy Tropics jail cell. Later, Wendy and Roy confront the heroes just before they left underground jail cell and battles them but loses.

In Mario Kart series[]

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[]

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Wendy as she appears in Mario Kart 8 along with her siblings.

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Wendy, along with her siblings racing in Cloudtop Cruise in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Wendy made her first appearance as a playable character in Mario Kart 8 along with the rest of the Koopalings.

Wendy reappears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. She has Princess Peach and Princess Daisy as her rivals, and is the only Koopaling to not have another Koopaling for a rival. Wendy is controlled by the 200cc Staff Ghost Nin★Frank for Piranha Plant Slide.

Mario Kart Tour[]

Wendy O. Koopa is a playable character in Mario Kart Tour. She must be unlockable and is a Normal character. She was added in the Tokyo Tour along with the rest of the Koopalings. Her special item is the Heart.

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In Paper Mario: Color Splash[]

Wendy is the fourth boss in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Mario will find her in Fortune Island with Purple Big Paint Star. She attacks by throwing coins, Gold Guys, and Fire Bros. When most of Wendy's health is gone, she turns her wand into a gold ring and tries to choke you with it. You use the Camera Thing Card so that she chokes the picture instead.

Crossover appearances[]

Mario & Sonic series[]

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)[]

Wendy makes a cameo appearance in the form of an obtainable Mii costume. The player can unlock it by playing as Mii ten times in Single Event Mode.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[]

Wendy makes another cameo appearance as an obtainable Mii costume. This time, it is unlocked by performing a perfect boost at least ten times with at least three other characters in the 4-man Bobsleigh event.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[]

In both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions, Wendy is an unlockable character for the 100m Freestyle Swimming event. In the former game, Wendy can be played against in the event during Day 6 of Mario's Story in Road to Rio, while in the latter game, she challenges the character from Copacobana Beach.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[]

Just as before, Wendy is an unlockable character exclusive to the 100m Freestyle event. Here, she can be unlocked once Silver wins in a race against her during the fifth chapter of Story Mode.

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Super Smash Bros. series[]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U[]


Wendy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Wendy appeared in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as an alternate costume of the newcomer, Bowser Jr.. Wendy, along with the Koopalings and Bowser Jr. have the same dialogue used for Palutena's Guidance.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

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Wendy's artwork for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Wendy reappeared in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an alternate costume for Bowser Jr. Wendy gained the same Palutena's Guidance dialogues.

In other media[]

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Kootie Pie Koopa in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

In the cartoons, she was named Kootie Pie, a portmanteau of “Koopa” and “cutie pie”, also implying “cootie”. Kootie was apparently sixteen years old,[7] and often whined about everything. Frequently, Koopa would execute his schemes (such as kidnapping Milli Vanilli)[8] just to keep Kootie Pie pleased. She also displayed some sort of animosity or even envy towards Princess Toadstool (as Princess Peach was called in North American until 1995). There is little physical difference between Wendy and Kootie Pie. The only differences that really stand out are that Kootie Pie’s bow is more pointy and she has two fangs sticking out of her mouth. Kootie Pie also has a smaller bow on her tail. She was voiced by Tabitha St. Germain under the alias Paulina Gillis.

Other than Lemmy, Wendy is the only Koopaling to appear in her own story in the comic books.[9]

Wendy also played a prominent part in the Super Mario Adventures comic. There, she continually matches wits with Princess Toadstool. Wendy is the de facto leader of the Koopalings in this comic, and stands out among her siblings, who are all portrayed with more or less identical personalities.

Behind the scenes[]


Wendy is named after Wendy O. Williams, a singer of the punk band The Plasmatics.


  • Although she has never seen without shoes, the other Koopalings have three toes on each foot and white pads on the soles of their feet, so she probably does too
  • Wendy was named after American musician, Wendy O. Williams.[10]


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