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 different colors of yellow.
- Paratroopa was originally going to appear in Mario Kart Wii along with fellow Double Dash!! character Petey Piranha, but he was scrapped.
|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|