Prepare to start crying at the feet of Master Jr. Troopa!
~ Jr. Troopa

Jr. Troopa is a recurring antagonist in Paper Mario. He constantly tries to ambush Mario and his friends during their quest to save the Star Spirits and defeat Bowser. He is a fighter kid who wants to defeat Mario at any cost to prove himself to be stronger than him.


Paper Mario

Jr. Troopa is a young Koopa who uses his eggshell to protect himself from any attack. He has his own territory called "Jr. Troopa's Playground". He always likes to bully any kid in his sight. After Mario went to his territory to get the Goomba's Hammer, Jr. Troopa notices him and challenges Mario to a battle in which Mario wins thanks to the new ability of the Hammer. After his defeat, Jr. Troopa becomes obsessed with getting revenge on Mario for defeating him.

He follows Mario throughout the game to ambush him and his friends and reveal the new power that he acquired at the end of Chapter 1. However, Mario beats Jr. Troopa again.

He later returns in Chapter 3 after defeating Tubba Blubba, where he is lost in the forest after trying to follow Mario and though he is glad to see him, Jr. Troopa challenges Mario again and reveals his new ability to fly thanks to his wings but is once again defeated.

In Chapter 5, after defeating Lava Piranha, Mario and his friends are about to return to Toad Town just when Jr. Troopa arrives at Lavalava Island via swimming, but arrives too late as Mario and his friends already departed to Toad Town, leaving Jr. Troopa to swim again to return to Toad Town where the battle starts with an already exhausted Jr. Troopa who has a new ability to produce a spike on his eggshell, but nevertheless is defeated again, realizing that he should have used his wings to fly there rather than swimming.

In Chapter 7, Jr. Troopa tries to defeat Mario this time using magic powers thanks to a wand. However, Mario beats him again and Jr. Troopa is left behind. He can be seen frozen in an ice block if Mario leaves the area he was fought in and returns.

In Chapter 8, Jr. Troopa makes his final fight to Mario when he arrived to ruin the return of the Koopa Bros.. This time Jr. Troopa will use all his forms used in the previous battles against him. After a great battle, Jr. Troopa is finally defeated but not without telling Mario that he will never give up.

Jr. Troopa is last seen in the credits battling Kammy Koopa until they attack Bowser by accident, who burns both of them for what they did to him.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Jr. Troopa makes a cameo in the background of Zip Toad's photo with the same form he used to battle Mario in Toad Town. This could mean that Jr. Troopa is still obsessed with finding Mario and defeating him.

Powers and Abilities

Jr. Troopa at first was easy to defeat as he only jumped on Mario to attack him. However, throughout the game, Jr. Troopa improves himself, becoming stronger battle after battle. He learns the power to protect himself by hiding in his eggshell. He also gets the ability to fly and attack Mario after getting his own bat wings. Jr. Troopa also has the ability to put a spike on his eggshell to prevent Mario from jumping on him and make his attack cause more damage to Mario. He also learned to be a magician as he got his own wand which creates balls of magic to attack Mario. Somehow, Jr. Troopa is also able to change his form during the final fight against him.



  • Goompa states that Jr. Troopa is the boss of a neighborhood gang, although none of its members, other than Jr. Troopa, are ever seen or mentioned.
  • In the English version of Paper Mario, during one of his conversations with Mario, Jr. Troopa mistakenly calls himself "Jr. Koopa".


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Koopa Troop
Bowser | Baby Bowser | Count Koopula | Bowser Jr. | Captain Goomba | Chain Chomps | Koopalings: (Larry Koopa | Morton Koopa Jr. | Wendy O. Koopa | Iggy Koopa | Roy Koopa | Lemmy Koopa | Ludwig Von Koopa) | Kamek | Toadies | Kammy Koopa | Paper Bowser | Paper Bowser Jr. | King Boo | King Bob-omb | Petey Piranha | Gobblegut | Torkdrift | Elite Trio | Goombas | Boom Boom | Pom Pom | Boos | Hammer Bros | Reznor | Bloopers | Bob-ombs | Piranha Plants | Burt the Bashful | Salvo the Slime | Roger the Potted Ghost | Red & Blue Goomba | Goomba King | Koopa Bros | Tutankoopa | Tubba Blubba | Shy Guys | General Guy | Lava Piranha | Huff N. Puff | Crystal King | Koopa Kids | Army Hammer Bro

8 Bit Club
Wart | Mouser | Tryclyde | Birdo | Shy Guys

Secret Society of X-Nauts
Sir Grodus | Lord Crump | Shadow Sirens | Doopliss | Shadow Queen

Elder Princess Shroob | Princess Shroob | Sunnycide

Count Bleck's Minions
Count Bleck | Nastasia | O'Chunks | Mimi | Dimentio | Mr. L

Folded Soldiers
King Olly | Handaconda | Paper Macho Soldiers
Legion of Stationery: Colored Pencils | Rubber Band | Hole Punch | Tape | Scissors | Stapler

Smithy Gang
Smithy | Exor | Mack | Bowyer | Yaridovich | Axem Rangers | Blade | Count Down | Domino |

King K. Rool | Kremling Krew | Kritters | Klump | Krusha | Krunch | Klubba

Antasma | Belome | Best Fitness Friends | Big Guy the Stilted | Black Jewel | Bonechill | Booster | Bouldergeist | Brobot | Broodals: (Topper | Harriet | Spewart | Rango) | Bugaboom | Cackletta | Chuckolator | Cookatiel | Cortez | Count Bleck's Father | Count Cannoli | Croco | Culex | Dark Star | Dino Piranha | Dodo | Donkey Kong | Donkey Kong (Mario VS Donkey Kong) | Draggadon | Fawful | Foreman Spike | Francis | Giga Lakitu | Glamdozer | Gloomtail | Gooper Blooper | Grouchy Possessor | Grubba | Harsh Possessor | Hisstocrat | Hooktail | Jojora | Jr. Troopa | Kaptain Skurvy | Kent C. Koopa | King Croacus | King Kaliente | Lamp Scam Snifit | Lena | Lucien | Madame Broode | Major Burrows | Metal Mario | Mario | Mechawiggler | MegaBug | Midbus | Mizzter Blizzard | Mollusque-Lancuer | Nabbit | Necky | Overset Possessor | Peewee Piranha | Peps | Phantamanta | Popple | Portrait Ghosts: (Neville | Chauncey | Bogmire | Biff Atlas | Boolossus | Sir Weston | Vincent Van Gore) | President Koopa | Prince Pikante | Rabbids: (Phantom of the Bwahpera | Rabbid Kong) | Rawk Hawk | Ricky | Rollodillo | Rudy the Clown | Ruined Dragon | Sabasa | Shadoo | Shake King | Shrewd Possessor | Skellobits | Smorg | Squizzard | Tatanga | Three Little Pigheads | Tolstar | Topmaniac | Tough Possessor | Tower Power Pokey | Valentina | Viruses | Waluigi | Wario | Watinga | Whomp King | Wigglers | Wingo | Wracktail | Yellow Belly/Helio


Big Bad Wolf | "Crime Wave" Clyde | King Koopa | Robot Princess | Wizardheimer

See Also
Donkey Kong Villains | Luigi's Mansion Villains | Wario Villains

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