Villain Overview
So yeah... We should hear it fire any second now... It's gonna go... BOOOOOM!
~ Lemmy
Welcome to Lemmy's Magical Circus, Mario!!! Would you like to have some fun with these magical balls? See if you can balance yourself on top of them like I can. Ha Ha Ha!
~ Lemmy
This is it! The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The FINAL performance of Mario’s career!
~ Lemmy

Lemmy Koopa is one of the seven Koopalings and a recurring antagonist in the Super Mario series.

He is voiced by Carlee McManus.


Super Mario Bros. 3

Lemmy is the sixth boss fought in Super Mario Bros. 3. He flies an airship in an ice world, and transformed the king into a seal with a magic wand. Mario fights him and defeats him by jumping on him three times. Afterward, he runs off, leaving behind the magic wand.

This fighting style is similar to Wendy's, in that Lemmy sends attacks flying around the room, but this fight is much easier than Wendy because the floor is flat (since Lemmy walks on a ball) and his attacks (consisting of rubber balls) can be jumped on.

Super Mario World

Lemmy is the third boss fought in Super Mario World. He is fought at Vanilla Dome Castle. He fights inside pipes like Wendy does later on, with a fireball moving around. There are also two decoy Lemmys in the pipes, but these are scarecrows and are easy to distinguish from the real Lemmy. Once jumped on three times, Lemmy is defeated and falls into the lava.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Members of the Koopa Troop never seem to stay dead; Lemmy and the other Koopalings returned in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, not working for Bowser this time but Cackletta (who is possessing Bowser as Bowletta). Just like in Super Mario World, he is the third Koopaling to be fought by Mario and Luigi, and creates decoys of himself (except these are identical). Once defeated, he apparently dies and disintegrates like other defeated enemies.

Super Princess Peach

Lemmy and the other Koopalings were originally going to appear in Super Princess Peach (with sprites created for them already), but in the end they did not, with Super Mario Sunshine bosses like Petey Piranha, Gooper Blooper, and King Boo appearing instead.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Like his other appearances except his first, Lemmy is the third Koopaling to be fought, and like his first appearance, he is the boss of an ice world. During the battle inside his castle, Kamek magically enlarged Lemmy's walking ball, but Mario, Luigi, and the Toads were able to jump on him three times and defeat him, sending him falling over the edge. He survived, however, and is last seen in the ending sequence with Bowser and the other Koopalings (including Bowser Jr.) before Bowser's castle falls on top of them all.

Mario Kart 8

Lemmy, alongside the rest of the Koopalings, appears as a playable character for the first time in Mario Kart 8. He is one of the lightest playable characters in the game.

Super Smash Bros. series

Lemmy (SSB4)

Lemmy Koopa as Bowser Jr.'s alternate costume in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Lemmy has been an alternate costume for Bowser Jr. in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Lemmy has the same yellow and tan skin complexion, as well as a green head, like most of the other koopalings, although he has distinctive pair of orange bars on the left-side of. He has large oval eyes are often crossed or even pointing in opposite directions. Lemmy's head is oval-shaped and disproportionately large compared to his small body. Lemmy is the smallest of all koopalings, around as small as Toad, as even early official material showed. He wears the same spiked metal cuffs as his male siblings and his stomach and feet are padded.


  • In the Super Mario Bros. 3 manual, it is revealed that Lemmy would rather join the circus then destroy Mario, possibly making him the least evil Koopaling out of them all.
  • Lemmy's name is derived from Lemmy Kilmister, founder of the rock and roll band Motörhead.

See Also


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Koopa Troop
Bowser | Baby Bowser | Count Koopula | Bowser Jr. | Captain Goomba | Chain Chomps | Chauncey | Koopalings: (Larry Koopa | Morton Koopa Jr. | Wendy O. Koopa | Iggy Koopa | Roy Koopa | Lemmy Koopa | Ludwig Von Koopa) | Kamek | Toadies | Kammy Koopa | King Boo | King Bob-omb | Petey Piranha | Gobblegut | Torkdrift | Goombas | Boos | Piranha Plants | Blarggs | 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 |

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

Smithy Gang
Smithy | Exor | Mack | Bowyer | Yaridovich | Axem Rangers | Blade | Boomer | Count Down | Cloaker | Domino | Clerk | Manager | Director | Factory Chief

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

Antasma | Army Dillo | Belome | Best Fitness Friends | Big Guy the Stilted | Black Jewel | Bonechill | Booster | Bouldergeist | Brobot | Broodals | Bugaboom | Cackletta | Chuckolator | Cloud N. Candy | Cookatiel | Cortez | Cosmic Mario | Count Bleck's Father | Count Cannoli | Crazy Kong | Croco | Culex | Dark Star | Dino Piranha | Dodo | Donkey Kong | Donkey Kong (Mario VS Donkey Kong) | Draggadon | Eely-Mouth | Fawful | Foreman Spike | Francis | Giga Lakitu | Glamdozer | Gloomtail | Gooper Blooper | Grouchy Possessor | Grubba | Harsh Possessor | Hisstocrat | Hooktail | Hot Roderick | Jojora | Jr. Troopa | Kaptain Skurvy | Kent C. Koopa | King Croacus | King Kaliente | Lena | Madame Broode | Major Burrows | 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 | Wizpig | Yellow Belly/Helio


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