”All right people! Form ranks! Attention, Shelled warriors! ...Hooded sorcerers... ...And last, but not least, groundling Goombas! This is our finest moment! The Koopa Troop is invincible! We shall be victorious! The bridge is down, but we'll find a way to get back in! Move out, on the double!”
The Koopa Troop, also known as the Koopa Clan, Koopa Empire, Turtle Tribe, the Koopa Pack or the Koopa, is a fictional army led by Bowser and the main antagonistic faction in Nintendo's Super Mario franchise, based in the Koopa Kingdom (known as Dark Land in Super Mario Bros. 3). The primary goal of the Koopa Troop is to take over the Mushroom Kingdom and the world, often by kidnapping Princess Peach. The group is usually defeated by the Mario Bros. throughout the events of the games.