And yet one has to wonder: what is the line between kindly giving them a purpose and exploitation? If on occasion she acts for the greater good of her city and its inhabitants, it also becomes clear she is selfish, motivated by greed and singularly intent on expanding her domain. As a colonizer and representative of a type of modernization that must come at the cost of nature, she is a catalyst of violence.
Fighting for opposite ideals but equally radical in her approach is San, the knife-wielding, wolf-riding girl who dubbed herself the titular Princess Mononoke. Certainly no Disney princess, San too represents a flawed character and seems deliberately designed as such. Together with the wolves who raised her, she fights for the preservation of the forest but her immediate reaction to pretty much any situation is to draw a knife and lunge headfirst into violent confrontation.
During a pivotal scene that sums up the film Ashitaka literally puts himself in between Eboshi and San, keeping them at bay and saving both from mutual destruction. Ashitaka is the only one LP) sees commendable qualities in each character. In the end, his interventions help point to a future in which humans and animals can coexist next to one another as equals without one feeling the need to dominate the other. Koopa, Toad and the still sleepwalking Mario head back to Toadstool's Castle, where King Koopa is seen serving the king, Wooster, and Toad grape sodas with little umbrellas upon Luigi and Princess Toadstool's arrival.
The king then commends Mario by giving him a slap on the back, waking him up, and Koopa, realizing that Mario had literally beaten him in his sleep, storms off with everyone else, leaving Mario alone to continue reading his Dirk Drain-Head comics. In " Betrayal Most Proper ," when the king's adviser Wooster supposedly commits treason, he is kidnapped by Koopa Troopas and brought to Koopa's Castle, where he feeds Koopa and his minions so much junk food that they become overweight and enter a state of hibernation.
In " Duh Stoopid Bomb! At first, Koopa is displeased by the news but then is happy, explaining that they will probably set off more bombs on the rest of the population. Koopa then presents the Smart Bomb, a bomb that will not only reverse the effects of the Stupid Bomb but will also make the one who inhales its gas highly intelligent.
Just then, the Snifit takes one of the bombs and explodes it on his hands, and, using his newfound intelligence, usurps Koopa and dumps him Yesterday Was Good - Monotrona - Ooka Meets Jing Pow Ki Poo (Vinyl Fryguy Kindergarten, where he is crowned by a group of over-excited Fryguys. While on a mission to reclaim Princess Toadstool's stolen crown, Mario runs into Koopa who is wearing a hat and several minions.
As Koopa interrogates Mario for the location of his crown and money, Luigi, up above, pulls an escape hatch on Fluffy open, causing himself, the Lakitu, and all the stolen LP) to fall Yesterday Was Good - Monotrona - Ooka Meets Jing Pow Ki Poo (Vinyl the ground, Lakitu bonking Bowser on the head and knocking him unconscious.
In " The Buddy System ," King Koopa plans to blow up the underground's main water pipe in order to start up a taxi service to replace the soon-to-be-useless underground. However, due to Lemmy's stupidity, the plan fails as he uses four bombs on the wrong water pipe, and the catastrophic explosion causes King Koopa and a nearby Mario to be blown toward a Mouser colony. The Mousers then capture the pair, chaining them together, and Koopa after the mice call Mario the more intelligent of the duo explains his plan.
However, the Mousers then show him the real main water pipe, and even blow it up as a demonstration to how they would do it, flooding the underground. King Koopa then attempts to escape using a Warp Pipe, but Mario explains that the pipes shut off after the water reaches a certain level.
Both Mario and Koopa then head back and work together to shut off the water main, and, once this is done, the emergency drain activates.
Upon reaching the above ground, Mario and Koopa fight, using a plunger and a tree branch respectively, however, Lemmy then interrupts the fight by bringing in another bomb, and he clumsily drops it; the bomb misses the duo, but cuts the chain keeping them together. King Koopa then angrily chases after Lemmy. In " It's Always Fair Weather ," Koopa is seen storming around the Mushroom Kingdom fair grounds, annoyed that he is being mistaken for Luigi inside a Bowser suit at the dunk tank.
Koopa then notices a group of hot air balloons, and decides to take out his anger by using his helicopter's propeller blades to blow them away. Yesterday Was Good - Monotrona - Ooka Meets Jing Pow Ki Poo (Vinyl, they are then rescued by Mario, who transforms into Raccoon Mario for the first time.
After landing, Mario is given a kiss by Princess Toadstool, although, the lovestruck plumber stumbles into Koopa, causing him to lose his raccoon abilities. Despite this, Mario is still able to defeat Koopa by activating the cyclone once more, ironically sending him flying into the pool for the "Douse the Bowser" attraction.
In " The Revenge of Pipe Ooze! The Mushroom King and Toad, cosplaying as Pipe Ooze and Muck respectively, head over to their hotdog stand where Lemmy and Bowser knock them out and steal their costumes, Lemmy deciding to ambush Mario, who is role-playing as Dirk Drain-Head. Later, Koopa uses a catapult to launch Lemmy at Mario, questioning why his son isn't paying taking in his "evil villain lessons.
Koopa then takes Lemmy onto a pipe and orders him to attack, however, when Lemmy asks if he can role-play first, Koopa yells at him, but then apologizes, granting him two minutes to have fun. Once this is over, Luigi who recognizes Pipe Ooze to be Koopa instead of the king convinces him to help him get Mario's spirit back by pretending to be afraid of him, since Luigi's being Dirk attracted several fans. The ruse works, and Mario proceeds to beat up Koopa.
Lemmy and Koopa then leave their costumes and sneak away. Lemmy asks if attacking his own father counts toward passing the ambush test, and Koopa tells him that it does, also giving him extra credit for attacking a close family member. The two then head off to get some food and rest. In " Tanooki Suits Me ," after stealing art from the Mushroom Kingdom's art gallery, a group of Mice sell the art to Koopa for fifty Koopabits, however, unknown to them, the art was far more valuable and Koopa actually intended to sell the art to Wart for a higher price.
Upon sending the Mice away by telling them that the police were knocking at the door, Koopa prepares to sell the stolen art to Wart for five million Koopabits. Unbeknownst to Koopa, Mario who had accidentally turned himself into a statue using his Tanooki suit and was mistakenly stolen transforms back into Tanooki Mario and, not recognizing the plumber in his Tanooki form, Mario convinces Wart that the paintings and statues are actually worthless products from the Apook Corporation, and that they will transform into raccoons as well in a few minutes.
Angered by the revelation, Wart fights with Koopa while Mario escapes with the stolen art on a forklift. Koopa is often dishonest and treacherous, as well as sadistically enjoying doing really horrid things, including trying to ruin Christmas for everyone, as he saw it as a "Bah Humkoop".
While Koopa is not beyond keeping his word, he frequently does break it. Koopa will not hesitate to dispose of those who have outlived their usefulness to him. Kedamono was picked up by Popee and Papi before joining the circus. Before that, he was part of a temple. Kedamono is a purple-furred, anthropomorphic wolf that wears orange boxers with a yellow star pattern on top and an ever-changing Noh mask that matches his current expression as in, whenever his real expression changes, the mask falls off to reveal another one that reflects that.
Kedamono seems to the kindest and most caring of every character, showing his concern every time someone was injured, or when something was destroyed. Though, if offered a chicken leg, he forgets his morals and will do almost anything to have it. He also appears to have an egotistical streak of his own—despite it not nearly rivaling Popee's—as he has unwisely goaded Popee on during shows of skill. Though his patience especially concerning Popee is considerable, he has several moments of bitterness and unwillingness to help Popee, possibly due to the foul treatment Popee tends to put him through.
Kedamono wears a mask because he's afraid of exposing his true nature,which is that of a "beast" this may literally mean he's disguising himself as a human with his mask, and he's disguising his true nature as a wolf.
Even he doesn't exactly know what it is, though, and that scares him. His mask becomes very different, with color and rather scary expressions. Email required. Comment required. Enlarge Image. Goo Hara WireImage.
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