For a side project I decided to make characters from the super mario brothers universe somewhat realistic/comic bookish and give them backgrounds and stories that make sense. For example..why are goomba's evil, why are they called mushroom people?
Jugem Lakitu, primarily known only as Lakitu is Bowser's chief scientist. He is the most intelligent of the Koopas and is in charge of Bowser's bio mechanical and bio engineering labs.
It is Lakitu who invented Bullet Bills, Chain Chomps among others and created the Goomba virus. His proudest invention is his Jugem's Cloud, which is a device he uses to fly across the mushroom kingdom for various purposes. To camouflage himself , the cloud is equipped with fog machines, giving it the appearance of an actual cloud.
Lakitu is also known for raising Spiny's. Which are small monsters covered in dangerously sharp spikes all over their shells. Generally Lakitu throws the spiny eggs on the ground, hatching them. Due to the nature in which they are hatched they are very dangerous and angry creatures, generally attacking anything and everything they see. The slightest touch could prove deadly for Mario.