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Oh, hello. I'm Wendy, and I'm here because the Olympic Games deserve a dazzling, sassy heroine - and those two posers Peach and Daisy do NOT count! I'm the only young lady in the Koopalings, so I'm used to attention and press and all that. Kind of boring now, unfortunately. Ah, well. The life of a star...


— Wendy O. Koopa, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)

Wendy O. Koopa is an antagonist of the Mario series. She is the only female member of the Koopalings, a clan consisting of seven Koopa siblings that serve as the leaders of the Koopa Troop under Bowser's leadership. She can be recognized by her bold, bossy and big-headed behavior, her tomboyish nature in spite of her willingness to show off her feminine side with her attire, and bad temper.

Game appearances

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Wendy does not appear in person. However, a Mii costume based on Wendy can be unlocked in the game by playing as a Mii ten times in Single Event Mode.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Wendy does not appear in person. However, a Mii costume based on Wendy can be unlocked in the game by performing a perfect boost at least ten times with at least three other players in the 4-man Bobsleigh event.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Wendy appears as a playable character in the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS version of the game for the first time in the Mario & Sonic series.

In the Wii U version of the game, Wendy is a guest character that is only playable in certain events. To unlock her, the player must defeat her in a 100m Freestyle Swimmin event when she challenges them to a tournament match on Copacabana Beach. Also, a Mii costume set based on Wendy can be unlocked in the game by completing Wendy's Carnival Challenge. However, it must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.

In the Wii U version of the game, Wendy has the following characteristics, description and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Playable Event(s) Biography Flag
Power Speed Technique
Mario Sonic Rio Wendy Icon.png Power 8 3 7 100m Freestyle Swimming This lone girl among the seven Koopalings has a bullish attitude and always seems angry. She's also very style-conscious - wearing a necklace, bracelets and high heels. Because of her personality, her only focus now is on winning the Olympic Games. Mario Sonic Rio Wendy Flag.png

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Wendy is an unlockable main roster character that is only playable in certain events. To unlock her, the player must beat her in the 100m Freestyle Plus event on Day 6 of Mario's Story in Road to Rio mode. She also has the following characteristics:

Artwork Stats Playable Event(s) Challenged in Road to Rio?
Wendy NSMBWii.png Rio2016Stats3DSWendy.png 100m Freestyle Swimming Mario's Story Day 6 (unlock challenge)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Wendy is a playable character in the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

Wendy and Ludwig confronting Tails and Luigi, from 'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Wendy is a guest character that is only playable in 100m Freestyle. To unlock her, the player must defeat Wendy in 100m Freestyle as Silver in Chapter 5 of the game's story mode. In this mode, Wendy would guard Bowser Jr. at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre while the latter was busy playing with the Tokyo '64. When Tails and Luigi's party came for Bowser Jr., Wendy wound up being challenged to an event by Silver. Though Wendy lost, she faked being a sore loser in order to distract the heroes while Bowser Jr. escaped, before departing herself. Later, after having heard about how Tails and Luigi "stole" the Excitement Battery from Larry, Wendy helped Ludwig steal the Excitement Battery from the heroes when Luigi showed it to Ludwig in Makuhari Messe Hall B so they could give it back to Larry. However, Ludwig was inspired by Wendy's boasts to have a competition for the Excitement Battery, with the winner getting to have the battery. After Ludwig lost this competition, Wendy belittled Ludwig. When they then got spooked by the Excitement Battery's glow, the pair accidently relinquished the battery for the heroes to retrieve. Wendy then decided to leave without the Excitement Battery, as she did not want to do work.

In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Zavok has the following characteristics:

Icon Skill Type Biography Wears unique clothing
between events
Mario&Sonic2020 Icon Wendy.png Power She may be selfish, but Wendy is also exciting, fun, and very fashionable, as you can see by her pink, polka-dotted bow!!

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Wendy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Wendy made her first appearance as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series. However, rather than appearing as a separate character, she appears as an alternate skin for Bowser Jr., another fighter in the game. When Bowser Jr. wears Wendy's skin, he will also assume Wendy's voice and sound clips. Even the in-game announcer will refer to Bowser Jr. as Wendy. In addition, she rides a mass-produced version of the Junior Clown Car used by Bowser Jr., which has a color scheme that matches Wendy's. This includes yellow bulb eyes and a pink cockpit rim and propeller. In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Wendy must be unlocked like Bowser Jr. In the Wii U version of the game on the other hand, Wendy is a starter character, making her available from the beginning.

In gameplay, Wendy possesses the same body proportions and weight as Bowser Jr. Also, her techniques and statistics are identical those of Bowser Jr.'s too.

Each version of the game also comes with their own Trophy of Wendy:

Wii U Trophy
Name Picture Category Trophy Box Description Acquisition
NA PAL NA PAL
Larry SSB4TrophyWendy.png Fighter 14: Koopalings Of all the Koopalings, Wendy's the only girl. She's bold, bossy, big headed, and sees Peach and Daisy as her rivals. Despite her tomboyish nature, she's not afraid to show off her feminine side with a pink bow and heels. In New Super Mario Bros. U, she shows off her graceful ice-skating skills with a spin or two.

Of Bowser's seven minions, Wendy's the only girl. She's bold, bossy, big-headed, and sees Peach and Daisy as her rivals. Despite her tomboyish nature, she's not afraid to show off her feminine side with a pink bow and heels. In New Super Mario Bros. U, she shows off her graceful ice-skating skills, too, with a spin or two.

Purchase at the Trophy Shop for 1000G, after clearing Classic with Bowser Jr..
Nintendo 3DS Trophy
Name Picture Category Description Acquisition
NA PAL NA PAL
Wendy WendyOKoopaTrophy3DS.png Fighter Of all the Koopalings, Wendy's the only girl. She's bold, bossy, big headed, and sees Peach and Daisy as her rivals. Despite her tomboyish nature, she's not afraid to show off her feminine side with a pink bow and heels. In New Super Mario Bros. U, she shows off her graceful ice-skating skills with a spin or two. Of Bowser's seven minions, Wendy's the only girl. She's bold, bossy, big-headed, and sees Peach and Daisy as her rivals. Despite her tomboyish nature, she's not afraid to show off her feminine side with a pink bow and heels. In New Super Mario Bros. U, she shows off her graceful ice-skating skills, too, with a spin or two. Purchase at the trophy shop, after clearing Classic with Bowser Jr.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Wendy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Wendy made her second appearance as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series. Like in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U though, Wendy once again appears as an alternate skin for Bowser Jr. instead of being an separate character, complete with her own voice, sound clips, and in-game game announcer quotes. She also once again rides a mass-produced version of the Junior Clown Car used by Bowser Jr., which possesses the same design it had for Wendy in the previous Super Smash Bros. title. In this game, Wendy must be unlocked like Bowser Jr.

In gameplay, Wendy possesses Bowser Jr.'s body proportions and weight. Her techniques and statistics are also identical to Bowser Jr.'s once more. However, Wendy now uses her magic wand whenever Bowser Jr. would use his hammer. These occasions include all corresponding attacks, his side taunt, and one of his victory poses.

In this game, Wendy also appears as a Fighter Spirit with the following characteristics:

No. Name Image Series Acquisition
Spirit Alternate
artwork
12 Wendy
SSBU spirit Wendy.png
Bowser Jr.-Alt3 SSBU.png
Super Mario Series Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Bowser Jr.)

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