Larry Koopa (known as Cheatsy Koopa in the cartoons) is the youngest of the Koopalings, a clan of seven siblings that act as leaders of the Koopa Troop under Bowser, and who were originally considered to be his children. Like Ludwig, Larry has blue hair, albeit a lighter color and in a different style, resembling a cockscomb. In the Nintendo Power Super Mario World guide, Larry is referred as "Bowser's number one Koopaling". Many sources initially claimed he was named after the American talk show host Larry King. The former Nintendo of America employee Dayvv Brooks, who originally named the Koopalings, claimed instead that Larry was named after Larry Mullen, Jr., the drummer for the rock band U2. All the Koopalings therefore would have been named after musicians. However, Brooks contradicted this in a December 2015 interview, stating that Larry was not named after anyone in particular, and that he just simply "looked like a Larry."