“Dad would want a pointless act of violence in his name.” —Roy Koopa, Bowser Knows Best
Roy Koopa (known as Bully Koopa in the cartoons) is considered the third oldest of Bowser's eight children in the games and oldest in the cartoons. From what has been revealed about Roy's personality, he is more brawn than brains, preferring brute force over thinking things through. Despite this gruff, tough-guy demeanor, Roy originally wore a pink shell, which may be a reference to the fact that some (jokingly) say pink is a manly color. He now wears a purple shell. Roy also wears red sunglasses similar to his namesake, the legendary rock and roll musician, Roy Orbison.