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500 CC - 181: King Koopa by Hyliaman 500 CC - 181: King Koopa by Hyliaman
First Appearance - The Super Mario Bros. Super Show ( Cartoon, 1991 )

Theme Music - [link] ( I wish I could actually find music from the show...but ah well. )

I drew one of the Cartoon Robotniks, but I actually had an excuse. He appeared in Mean Bean Machine. I have no excuse for this.

When the Super Mario Bros Super Show started, Dic began it's tradition of portraying video game villains extraordinarily off model. But then again, there was never much official artwork for Bowser back in the day. So they must have based it off of his sprite or Fused his sprite with Wart. ( He uses Wart's henchmen in the show )

King Koopa said a ton of horrible, pasta pun filled lines in the Show.

But I think his voice is just plain fantastic. It's fitting for Koopa. Hell, I wish he did the voice for Bowser in Super Mario Sunshine then that wimpy Hercule sound-alike we got.

Bowser and Robotnik had reversed name problems...

We called him King Koopa very early in his career, until NOA desided to ditch his Japanese name and call him Bowser by SMB3.

And for Robotnik, We called him Eggman very late in his career after SOA decided to ditch his American name.

Personally I wish they hadn't changed either of their names.

Oh well.

Bowser's my favorite Mario character, and he's awesome as King Koopa too. I almost wish they were seperate characters.
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Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh by the way: an excellent drawing! :headbang:
Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
King Koopa's design is far better than Bowser's. Since I'm a Koopaling fan; and my favorite Koopaling is Morton; I modeled my OC Morton after his father's cartoon style. But I'd hate to see what Bowser Jr. would look like in this form! :D
disneylouis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
king k (koopa) was sooooooo awsome back in the days awsome drawing
Tailikku1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Actually he was only called King Koopa in the promotional items for the games, he was always refered to as Bowser in the games (as evidenced by the manual: [link] (taken from the site by the Mother 3 translator))
Gecko1993 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats cool!
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Love the steam shooting up from his head, that seems true to the old official Nintendo artwork. Great work! :D

Also nice to see another "King Koopa" fan. ;) I agree the voice Harvey Atkin gave him in the original DiC Mario cartoons was the best "Bowser" voice. It's so watery, sardonic, deep, comical, and threatening at the same time, it just suits his character in the show. I've also never heard Atkin use that voice for any other cartoon he voiced in so it seems unique to Bowser Koopa.

Funny thing is, some fans don't realize King Koopa is Bowser, (with the name confusion incident you pointed out.) even though he was refered to as "Bowser" a few rare moments in the SMB3 cartoon series. I even remember they called him "King Bowser Koopa," so apparently "Koopa" is his last name.

Also interestingly, the "alligator/moose-ish" snout actually came from Bowser's original look on the Japanese "Super Mario Bros." Famicom box, so DiC did base some of their design off the original Koopa/Bowser design as well as taking some liberties.
Not that I mind, I liked his unique cartoon look to. I remember like Robotnik's "Americanized" design NOA used the King Koopa design for some of the earlier Mario merchandice to.
KentaRaikiri Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Kenta: King Koopa is who I grew up with, so I can understand what you're saying. I still like watching those old shows, so we got them on DVD.

Just hearing that famous 'KOOPA PACK! ATTACK!' is hilarious for me. Not to mention his comments were sometimes the punniest.

"King Koopa, you're the most dispicable, evil, meanest meanie there is!' - Princess Toadstool
"I know my dear, I try." - King Koopa.

Great job!
Giratinaorigin1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Not in his EXACT words but he did describe his minions as being incompetent, effing retards in one episode and after he said that mouser came up and he said in his EXACT words " Ah Mouser I was just talking about you!"
SmashProX Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What? Bowser is a MUCH more threatning name then King Koopa. What I don't uderstand is why they didn't change his design when they made the SMB3 or SMW show.
giratina530 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
days not going to good for the koopa troopa
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