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In Mario Kart, the Blue Spiny Shell is the harbinger of death and broken friendships. But, is there actually a Koopa in the Mario universe that wears this shell clad in spikes?

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    There was a blue shelled Koopa Troopa in Super Mario World on the SNES, but it wasnt spikey. They were more powerful than red shelled Koopa Troopas, at least quicker, and they made Yoshi fly is eatten. I always believed that they were just using this shell as the premise of the Mario Kart weapon - adding spikes (and eventually wings) to make it even more deadly seeming. – Jimmery Feb 6 '15 at 14:13
  • Wasn't there a blue spikey thing you could flip over in Zelda - The Minish cap? May this be the origin, rather than the koopas? – Layna Feb 6 '15 at 14:47
  • @Layna, I kinda want to see what you are talking about (I have not found anything similar). Do you know what they are called? – Shadow Z. Feb 26 '15 at 23:26
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The only creature I've found with the Blue Spiny Shell is Sky-Blue Spiny, and is found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Sky-Blue Spiny


There was a similar one in old Super Mario Bros. 3: enter image description here

If they aren't defeated in time, Spinies will flip themselves over and their shell will turn from red to green (and from green to blue if it happens a second time), making it faster.

  • So it is the only one to sport a Similar Shell to the one found in Mario Kart? – Shadow Z. Feb 5 '15 at 21:54
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    @ShadowZ. There was a similar one in old Mario Bros as you can see in the small image, "If they aren't defeated in time, Spinies will flip themselves over and their shell will turn from red to green (and from green to blue if it happens a second time)". – pinckerman Feb 5 '15 at 22:04
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    @ShadowZ. They became faster each time they changed color, so the blue one is the most dangerous version. – pinckerman Feb 5 '15 at 22:07
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    @ShadowZ You should submit that as an answer. – Guillochon Feb 6 '15 at 1:36
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    I was waiting to see if anything else happened. – Shadow Z. Feb 6 '15 at 2:37

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