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Background information
Debuted In
Feature films
Television programs
Video games Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Mario is Missing!
Yoshi's Safari
Hotel Mario
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Luigi U
Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic games (Mii Costume)
Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 winter Olympic games (Mii Costume)
Mario Kart 8
Super Smash Bros (Wii U/3DS)
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Mike Vaughn
Performance model
Designer Shigeru Miyamoto
Inspiration Saix
Master Zik
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Kooky von koopa
Age 11
Personality Calculating, funny, serious, truculent, unfriendly.
Gender Male
Appearance Gold skin, blue Hair, navy blue Shell, Two braclets, black eyes
Home Mushroom Kingdom
Relatives Bowser (Father), Bowser Jr (Brother), Lemmy Koopa (Younger Brother), Roy Koopa (Younger Brother), Morton Koopa Jr (Younger Brother), Wendy.O Koopa (Younger Sister), Larry Koopa (Younger Brother), Iggy Koopa (Younger Brother)
Species Koopa Troopa
Allies Lemmy Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr, Wendy O.Koopa, Roy Koopa, Larry Koopa, Bowser, Bowser Jr
Enemies Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach
Likes Himself, Beating Mario,
Dislikes Being defeated
Powers and abilities
Weapons His scepter
Quote "Heh Heh Heh"

Ludwig von Koopa is the confirmed eldest and leader of the Koopalings whose name and hairstyle are derived from the famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Being the eldest, he displays great skill and is third in line for control of the Koopa Troop, after Bowser Jr. and Bowser.


Super Mario Bros. 3Edit


Ludwig as seen in Super Mario Bros. 3

Ludwig appears as the last Koopaling battle before Bowser. When he jumps the room will shake, and render Mario stuck. However, the player must once again jump on his head three times to finish his final composition. In this game, Ludwig has taken over Pipe Land.

The game’s official player’s guide claims that he is Bowser’s “second-in-command”, and he has all the powers of his siblings, including multiple blasts from his wand and ground-shaking stomps.

Super Mario WorldEdit

Ludwig von Koopa is the fourth boss of the Twin Bridges area in this game. The player must jump on the head like the rest of his siblings. Ludwig's attacks are different than the others, plus the battle arena has more space to jump. First Ludwig shoots fire until Mario jumps on his head. Ludwig then jumps in his shell and skids across the floor. Then he does a mid air cartwheel and lands right where he stood at the beginning.

  • Note: Ludwig is one of the only bosses in this game who breaths fire. Renzor, and Ludwig are the only to spit fire. Iggy and Larry only throw fire, and Bowser only drops fire.

(According to the in-game text of Super Mario World, Ludwig composes “Koopa symphonies”, a play on the famous composer he is based on.)

Yoshi's SafariEdit

In Yoshi's Safari, Ludwig is the second boss to fight. He rides in a mechanical brontosaurus. The red spot on its back is it's weakspot. After that the arms of the mech will become legs and arms and the head will be the new body. If the body is destroyed, Ludwig will give the player the Amethyst Gem.

Mario and Luigi: Superstar SagaEdit

Ludwig appears as a boss after Bowletta takes over the Beanbean Kingdom. He is the fourth of the Koopalings in the game to be fought. Like the other Koopalings, Ludwig is fought in Bowser's Castle.

Before his battle, he attempts to ram into the Bros. in his shell, in which they must jump over quickly. Sometimes he fakes a move, meaning that the player must be observant. After a while he roars and jumps off-screen. When the bros. turn to leave, Ludwig hops down and engages battle with the bros.

In battle, Ludwig has 550 HP and has a defense of 130. His speed is 93 and drops 800 exp. points as well as 99 coins. The amount of exp. points and coins may be changed with E. Gadd's gadgets. In battle, he attacks by shooting fire, spinning around in a cyclone-like matter similar to Iggy, and uniquely zoom around in his shell. After defeat he drops a 1-up Super.

New Super Mario Bros. WiiEdit

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Ludwig as he appears in New super Mario Bros Wii

Ludwig von Koopa appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii where he is the seventh boss before Bowser, and after Morton. At his fortress, he will snicker, and then he shoots dark blue fire at an incredibly fast rate that homes at Mario and his allies. He also is able to flutter-jump. After being jumped on three times, he retreats to his castle.

At his castle, Kamek casts a spell that creates three rising platforms. Ludwig does not conjure homing fireballs, but instead four fireballs at a slower rate. After being stomped on three times, he screams in defeat and falls off screen.

He went through no major changes, except now his shell is dark blue with orange rings surrounding his multiple spikes.

New Super Mario Bros. 2Edit

Ludwig reappears in the direct sequel of New Super Mario Bros., as the main antagonist alongside Bowser, and as the true final Koopaling to be fought. He and his siblings kidnap Peach at beginning of the game in Bowser's Koopa Clown Car, which is controlled by Ludwig. In the boss fight against him, he Flutter Jumps to grab on to a chain to shoot magic fireballs from his wand while holding on to a chain. Mario must enter a cannon below whichever chain Ludwig is holding on to launch himself at the Koopaling to stun him, so that he can jump him. After 2 hits, Ludwig will start swinging on the chain he's on, making it harder for Mario to hit him.

New Super Mario Bros. UEdit

Ludwig appears as the final boss of the Koopalings at Ludwig's Clockwork Castle. In battle, Ludwig flies up to the top of the screen and creates three clones of himself. The clones will then fire their magic spells at Mario promting him to dodge. As the battle progress, Ludwig will shuffle himself and the clones making trying to find the real one a little more difficult. Once Ludwig is defeated, Mario can access the final world Peach's Castle.

Mario Kart 8Edit

Ludwig was been confirmed to return in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character along with the rest of his siblings. This marks the first time Ludwig is playable in a Mario game.

Other mediaEdit

In the Nintendo Adventure Book “Pipe Down!”, Ludwig kidnapped Princess Toadstool to be in his dance recital, but she was saved by the Mario Bros. Until Mario and Luigi caused an explosion that "shook something loose in his brain", he was deaf and couldn’t hear his own music.

In the cartoon series, he was named Kooky von Koopa and was the typical mad scientist character, inventing wicked devices for his father, Bowser, to use. The only major physical differences between Ludwig and Kooky is that Kooky has untamed hair, bigger eyes, laughs his "Kooky-Laugh", and is significantly smaller, girth-wise.


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