|A.K.A.||Mayor of Petalburg|
|Tattle||That's Kroop, the mayor of Petalburg. He just babbles, whether he's alone or not. I just can't tell if he's really senile, or if he's just working that angle, y'know?|
Kroop is an elderly turtle with large, white, bushy eyebrows, a beard, and green, wrinkly skin. He lives in the only pink house in Petalburg. When Mario first visits Kroop, he is mistaken for a burglar, and told to take anything but Kroop's pictures of himself and "the Missus", or his wife, who is implied to be deceased. When he realizes Mario is not a burglar, he trails off into another conversation entirely, talking about his past. Kroop has poor vision (explaining his mistaking Mario for a burglar) and is hard of hearing, as well. As a result, he refers to Mario as "Murphy" throughout the game.