Here’s a new artwork for my 21st-century Mario cartoon show concept, The (All-New) Super Mario Super Extravaganza! In the world of this series, just like the games it’s based on, the Mushroom Kingdom and World are by no means immune to any sort of danger. There’s always some person (or group of people) attempting to terrorize the planet. But none of the Mushroom World’s nations is populated entirely by evildoers... save for one. And that one nation is the Koopa Kingdom.
Some of the show’s stories begin in this land of mischief makers and wicked wretches, where the malevolent and malicious monarch, King Bowser Koopa, and his wife Clawdia will plot and scheme to terrorize either the Mushroom Kingdom or another nation. After that, the Koopa King’s maniacal military commanders ― General Koopatton of the Royal Koopa Army, Admiral Kooporter of the Royal Koopa Navy, and General Koopearson of the Koopa Kingdom Air Force ― will train and test their respective forces until they’re ready to launch their attacks on the country of Bowser’s choice. If that country is the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach will learn of the Koopa invasion from The Mushroom Times, a member of her Royal Cabinet, or another source, and send out her own armed forces, commanded by Generals Russula and Trametes, to fight back against the shelled terrors. But many times she will call for the kingdom’s national hero, Mario, to resolve the crisis and take upon himself the responsibility of defending the toadstool populace.
The Koopa Kingdom itself is a no-man’s land, out of bounds and off-limits to all the Mushroom World’s good guys and gals, and its inhabitants are generally unwilling to show respect, consideration or compassion for, or kindness or courtesy to, any outsiders at all. Although the Koopas generally hate every citizen of every nation other than their own, they treat no one as a firm archnemesis more than Mario, and are thus more aggressive against him than against any of the Mushroom Kingdom’s government officials, military forces, or ordinary good citizens.
In addition to being the most notorious, Bowser himself is also the most resilient of the Koopas, as his brute strength, durability, array of weapons, and fire breath make him a force to be reckoned with. Clawdia Koopa is every bit as terrible as her husband, as she knows martial arts, attacks with fire-based magic, and uses potions to heal herself in battle. The couple’s gang of fourteen black-sheep minions, the Koopalings, are a bunch of rotten brats of various ages ― school-age kids, tweens and teens, and even young adults ― who boast a variety of attacks and will lure any good citizen into traps. And the Koopa generals, as testy and cunning as they are, have a barracks load of troublemaking troops up their sleeves.
General Koopatton’s army is very diverse, with weapons of all classes, and troops ranging from his sergeants and foot soldiers to the various outside creatures that have been recruited into the Koopa Troop, like the carnivorous Piranha Plants, the Goombas, the Fuzzies, and Monty Mole. The Elite Hammer Brigade, captained by a pair of wily sergeants nicknamed the Hammer Bros., is a troop of gruff and tenacious tortoises who primarily attack with hammers (obviously) but also wield other weapons like boomerangs and flamethrowers. The horrifying Legion of Undead Soldiers, commanded by the ghastly green-skinned Koopa Nocturnus, comprises timid but mischievous ghosts, walking skeletons, Shelled Zombies, Were-Turtles, and the vampirish Count Koopula. The Elite Lakitu Brigade, helmed by Air Marshal Lakilarson, is made up of mysterious shelled creatures who sail the skies in grumpy clouds and drop the eggs of their spiky pets on unsuspecting cowards. Lord Kamek and his Magikoopa Militia are masters in black magic, sorcery, and demonic practices, and will use their corrupt spells at every opportunity to dispose of people who dare to oppose them. Dr. Koopennington, a mad scientist and technological genius, uses all kinds of gadgets, from walking wind-up bombs to destructive Koopa cyborgs with controlled wills, to assist the Koopa Troop in their schemes of conquest. Admiral Kooporter captains a giant fleet of warships equipped with enough cannons to give any Mushroom seafarer nightmares, and yet, even the sea life in Koopa Kingdom waters are destructive to any foreign diver that crosses paths with them. Even the Koopa Kingdom’s best sports teams have been enlisted into the Koopa Troop, and will use their brand of unfair play to challenge those who attempt to intercept them.
All in all, the Koopa Kingdom is by far the most barbaric, corrupt, and hostile nation in the entire Mushroom World, and its inhumane and misanthropic actions will only continue nonstop and keep on leading people’s lives into despair and dismay.... unless Mario has anything to say about it.
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