|“|| Welcome! It's time to face my magic!”
|~ Kamek, Mario Party DS|
Kamek is an old, yet powerful Magikoopa and apparent advisor to Bowser (or at least a high-ranking member in the Koopa Troop). He serves as a major antagonist in the Mario series. He debuted in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. He is also Baby Bowser's caretaker and continues to look after Bowser, even in the present day. Because of this, he is generally considered to be Bowser's stepfather or at least his primary parental figure. Kamek's name comes from the name for the Magikoopa species in Japanese: Kamekku (カメック), which is derived from kame, the Japanese word for "turtle". He is the main villain of the Yoshi series. Various unnamed Magikoopas appearing in the Mario series are considered to be Kamek, often due to the parallels between their relationship with Bowser or their position in the Koopa Troop. In the case of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, this assumption stems from the character having "Kamek" in his name, and not from the so-called Psycho Kamek's portrayal, which bears little resemblance to Kamek himself.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 4-C, likely 4-A
Origin: Mario Bros
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Reality Warping, Magic, Pyrokinesis, Hydrokinesis, Cryokinesis, Lightning Manipulation, Telekinesis, Teleportation, Energy projection, Sleep magic, Illusion Creation, Shapeshifting, Transmutation, Can shrink and enlarge beings and himself, Can summon enemies and tornadoes, Can create copies of himself, Flight and levitation, Divination, Brainwashing, Precognition, Forcefield creation, Paperize, All the abilities of a magikoopa but stronger, etc.
Attack Potency: At least Large Star level+, likely Multi-Solar System level (Fought the Mario Bros several times and Dreamy Luigi, who can manipulate the sun and constellations. Even fought Bowser, Peach, and Yoshi at certain points.)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman (Effortlessly swings a magic hammer several times larger than himself). Higher when he increases his size with magic
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: At least Large Star level+, likely Multi-Solar System level (Capable of surviving hits from Yoshi, the Mario Bros, and a Giant Bowser, even when weakened)
Stamina: Very high (Able to fight Yoshi and the Mario Bros several times in one day. Is also capable of making powerful spells in a weakened state)
Range: Standard melee range. Tens of kilometers with magic. Universal with teleportation
Standard Equipment: His broomstick and wand
Intelligence: Very high (Built a time machine in Yoshi's Island DS and uses his magic in a variety of creative ways to give himself a tactical advantage against his opponents)