Koopa Paratroopa is a driver that has only appeared in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! His Special Item is Triple Red Shells. His special item follows the racer in front of him, instead of bouncing off the walls. He is originally a partner of Koopa Troopa, but you can mix him up with anybody else just as well. Paratroopas (red, green, and blue) also make cameos in Mario Kart 8 and its port as spectators.
The Paratroopa is one of Bowser's minions in the Mario series, and is very similar to Koopa Troopa, except the fact that Paratroopa is has a red color scheme and Koopa Troopa is green. He resembles a turtle, like all the Koopas, and has red boots. Paratroopa also has a set of wings, probably to fly with. The rest of his body (head, torso, arms, and legs) are yellow.
- Paratroopa was originally going to appear in Mario Kart Wii along with another Double Dash!! character Petey Piranha, but they were scrapped for unknown reason and replaced by Dry Bones and Dry Bowser respectively.
|Light||Baby Mario • Baby Luigi • Toad • Toadette • Koopa Troopa • Koopa Paratroopa • Diddy Kong • Bowser Jr.|
|Medium||Mario • Luigi • Peach • Daisy • Yoshi • Birdo • Waluigi|
|Heavy||Wario • Donkey Kong • Bowser • King Boo • Petey Piranha|