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Why reject Iggy, Morton, and Lemmy?
Posted: Posted January 7th, 2017 by Giga Bytes7

Ever notice now Nintendo seems to favor Larry, Wendy, Roy, and Ludwig, and either ignore Iggy, Morton, and Lemmy, or else give them a smaller role?

First, you get Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Larry, Wendy, Roy, and Ludwig are in it, the other three are not. (Though in the Wii U version only Larry and Wendy appear, showing Nintendo favors those two even more, which is crazy coz Roy and Ludwig are my fourth and second favorite Koopalings, respectively, and Ludwig is a fan-favorite).

Though maybe Iggy, Morton, and Lemmy should be thankful because both versions have character restrictions for newcomers, teasing us in a cruel way. (I wanted to pair Espio, Wave, Blaze, and Tails in a four-player event!)

Second, Wendy, Roy, Larry, and Ludwig are each fought twice in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, while Iggy, Morton, and Lemmy are only fought once.

Third, I saw a Mario calendar that has a picture of Larry, Wendy, Roy, and Ludwig, but no Iggy, Morton, or Lemmy.

So why did Nintendo single out these four to be shown more than the other three? Ludwig at least is understandable because he's the most popular, and as much as I hate Wendy I can understand her coz she's the only female one, but Iggy and Lemmy are pretty popular too why are they so rare?

At LEAST they're all playable in Mario Kart 8, I always play as Iggy, Ludwig, Morton, or Roy. (I played as Luigi in my first Grand Prix where Iggy was the first character I unlocked, which was awesome coz he's my favorite Koopaling)

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You know, the Koopalings were basically gag characters of the programming team that worked on Super Mario Bros. 3. It's possible there's something about the people attached to Iggy and the others that made Nintendo less than favorable to include them... unless they have to.

Another possibility is the fact that Iggy and Lemmy are kind of hard to quantify as the "big bad" evil types, and when only so much characters can be shown at once, they tend to get left behind. It could just be a coincidence. In most cases, all characters will be used (MK8, NSMB series, Smash Bros, etc.). This only leaves the few weird extra things where all characters can't be used.

Posted January 7th, 2017 by mariomguy

Well Larry is more generic than the demented Iggy and they include him every time

Posted January 7th, 2017 by Giga Bytes7

Favorites are Lemmy, Larry, Ludwig and Roy.

Posted January 7th, 2017 by Chain Chomp
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