|Species Origin||Koopa Troopa|
|Affiliation(s)|| Koopa Troop|
|First Appearance||Super Mario Bros. 3 (1989)|
|Latest Appearance||Mario Kart: Delta (2012)|
Dry Bones are undead Koopa Troopas and enemies in the Mario series of games. They are skeletal Koopas with gray shoes, and usually walk on two feet. Being undead, they are quite difficult to kill, as jumping on them will result in them rebuilding themselves. They are most commonly found in deserts, but also appear in castles. There are a few variations, including Red Bones and Dull Bones. If a Dry bones where destroyed its head would be called a dry skull.
Dry Bones appears as one of ten subs. He has all balanced stats and has no special skills at all. He is only used when a player on the Mario All Stars team is injured.
Dry Bones appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. DS: Rise of the Defeated. He is unlocked after brawling as Bowser 25 times or unlocking him in Story Mode. His move set is very much like that of Squirtle's in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Dry Bones appears as an unlockable character and is officially paired with Vomer.
Sloppy Dry Bones makes an appearance in Super Sloppy Bros. as a common enemy in castles, fortresses, and ghost houses.
Koopa Kart seriesEdit
Throughout the Koopa Kart series, Dry Bones has appeared in every game so far as a default playable medium weight driver.
A darker version of him, Dark Bones, appears as a playable power character in this game.
His Undead Buddy Joins the PartyEdit
In New Super Mario Bros.: Clash of the Koopas, Dry Bones appears once again, but only in the Fortress and Castle levels. Along with Dry Bones, Bone Goombas appear along with them. Just like the previous New Super Mario Bros. games, Dry Bones can't be defeated by jumping on them or throwing fireballs. The only way they can be defeated is by throwing iceballs at them.
- A Dry Bones makes a cameo appearance in Tick Tock Termination. Several Dry Bones pieces appear in the Crystal Plunge area, and collecting them all causes a Dry Bones to appear. By talking to it, the player receives a Green Pipe for his/her house.
- In Kolorado's Kwest, Dry Bones are shown to be undead Koopa Troopas, opposed to creatures that are born undead.
- Some people think that a Dry Bones is a Red Koopa Troopa, since they both watch their step, as shown in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.