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6 Aggravating Characters in Video Games We Hope Don’t Come Back

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6 Aggravating Characters in Video Games We Hope Don’t Come Back

These characters can just go away.

Hammer Brothers

Hammer Bros., Super Mario Bros.

The Hammer Brothers made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros., kicking off 20-plus years of confusion on how they should be called since it’s a type of Koopa and not related to an actual family. These Koopas have three purposes in life: jumping, throwing hammers, and introducing anxiety to small children.

In the original game, the helmet-wearing Koopas usually appear in pairs and litter the screen with raining hammers. Unlike most enemies which had a distinct pattern that could be easily dealt with, the Hammer Brothers moved erratically between rows of blocks which meant that running past them was a risky proposition without a star or fire flower power-up. They would even start to chase Mario if they remained on screen for too long.

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