Lakitu first appeared in Super Mario Brothers
(and later in Super Mario Brothers Deluxe
) where he first performed his trademark spiny
-toss. He returned in Super Mario Brothers 3
(and, again, later in Super Mario Advance 4
) where he continued to toss spiny
s, but also green spiny
eggs that would only bounce repeatedly instead of hatching. He returned in Super Mario World
(and it's Game Boy Advance
port Super Mario Advance 2
) and this time around Mario
could stomp him and steal his cloud. Lakitu was also seen fishing from his cloud using a 1-up for bait. He was also seen operating his spiny
toss from pipe
s. Before Lakitu learned to master the cloud
s he hid behind ledges in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
(and it's GBA rendition Super Mario Advance 3
) where he tosses spiny
s with amazing accuracy. In fact, a little target X would appear where the spiny
was to land. Super Mario 64
saw him controlling the camera
, and in the Super Mario Kart
series he's seen holding the stoplight and the Lap # signs.
In the Super Mario Brothers comics Lakitu is seen as a sneaky thief. He steals all sorts of things from Bowser and hides them in his cloud. However, since he's such a suck up to the Koopa Troop, Bowser never suspects that the loyal Lakitu could be a thief. At one point Lakitu even manages to steal Luigi's clothes and dons the green hat, but because Lakitu is being so nice to Luigi, he doesn't even notice.
I always knew Mario was the smarter brother.