FANDOM


Bowser
Bowser
Bowser's basic appearance
Gender Male
Species Koopa
Hometown  ???
Class Villain
Main Weapon(s) Various
Main Element(s) Fire (usually)
Debut Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Current Status(es) Alive
Affiliation(s) Mushroom Kingdom,
Bowser Castle,
Mario,
Peach,
Bowser Jr.,
Koopalings,
Wario (occasionally),
Luigi (occasionally)
Alias(es) Pesky Plumber
Relation(s) Koopalings (children),
Bowser Jr. (son)

Bowser (Japanese: 大魔王クッパ Great Demon King Koopa) is the main antagonist of the Mario series and the King of the Koopas. He has repeatedly kidnapped or attempted to kidnap Princess Peach and take over the Mushroom Kingdom. He has on other occasions attempted to conquer the entire Mushroom World, as well as the entire universe. Despite his villainous nature, he has occasionally helped the heroes of the Mushroom Kingdom against common threats and participates with them in their numerous sporting events in spin-off games.

Since his debut, Bowser has been in nearly every Mario game, including the main series, spin-offs, and crossovers. Due to his role as the primary villain of the Mario series, he is mostly the final or penultimate boss in his appearances, if not as the main antagonist (an example being Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga). In the Mario RPGs, Bowser is generally cast as an anti-hero or a minor villain, with the exception of Paper Mario, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Creation and DevelopmentEdit

Bowser was created by Wikipedia:Shigeru Miyamoto as the villain of Super Mario Bros. Miyamoto stated that they considered naming him either Kuppa(국밥), Yukke(육회), or Bibinba(비빔밥), which are all Korean dishes as they are known in Japanese. At the end, Kuppa was chosen. For the later North American release of the game, which also introduced the anglicized spelling Koopa, the character was renamed Bowser.

BowserFlag

A flag with a silhouette of Bowser on it.

During the development of Super Mario Bros., Miyamoto considered asking a manga artist or illustrator to do the art for the game. However, time was running short, so he drew the game's original box-art himself. This artwork included a depiction of Bowser that is significantly different than later designs, the most obvious anomalies being his grey-blue skin and lack of horns. For the character's appearance, Miyamoto drew inspiration from an anime film adaptation of the Chinese novel Journey to the West, renamed Alakazam the Great during the film's American localization. He liked the film's main antagonist Gyū-Maō (lit. "Ox Demon King," King Gruesome in the dub), so loosely based Bowser on an ox as a homage.

Wikipedia:Yoichi Kotabe, an animation artist, later joined Nintendo and was asked to do new illustrations for the Mario series. His only reference was the package illustration for Super Mario Bros., so Kotabe asked Miyamoto many questions on how to draw the characters. However, designing Bowser caused problems, since Miyamoto hadn't drawn him often. He brought up that he liked the Ox King from the film, and this was how he imagined Bowser, but Nintendo designer Wikipedia:Takashi Tezuka pointed out that Bowser should be a turtle. Through their discussions, Bowser's appearance gradually came together. Since he was now in the turtle family with the Koopa Troopas, they partly based Bowser's new appearance on them. Finally, the new design was created, and Miyamoto congratulated himself by saying "Wow, I can really make Bowser look cool now!"

AppearancesEdit

Mario Kart: Mega Mash-Up Edit

Bowser returns as a default character. He is a large racer and his karts and bikes will follow a green and gold (sometimes also orangey red) colour scheme.

He will do the following to each stat in whatever kart or bike he rides:

  • Speed: +2
  • Weight: +4
  • Acceleration: +0
  • Handling: +0

Mario Kart NX Edit

As with all Mario Kart games, Bowser makes an appearance in Mario Kart NX as a default racer. He is classified as a "Heavy" racer, and is fittingly one of the heaviest racers in the game.

GalleryEdit

Image gallery template icon The Video Games Fanon Image Database contains renders of this subject. For all available renders of this character, see here.

This character has an amiibo based off them. For information on their amiibo, see Bowser (amiibo).
Bowser - SSB4 amiibo
Mario Kart Ultimate Characters
Default Characters (Small): ToadLakituBaby MarioKoopa Troopa
Default Characters (Medium): MiiMarioLuigiYoshiPeach
Default Characters (Large): BowserDonkey KongWarioWaluigi

Unlockable Characters (Small): ToadetteBaby LuigiParatroopaShy GuyPenguin
Unlockable Characters (Medium): DaisyBirdoBowser Jr.KamekHammer Bro.
Unlockable Characters (Large): King BooWigglerPetey PiranhaBoom BoomPianta

Purchasable Characters (Small): Dry BonesGoombaBaby PeachBaby DaisyWhittle
Purchasable Characters (Medium): Diddy KongFawfulProfessor E. GaddChargin' ChuckRex
Purchasable Characters (Large): RosalinaMidbusFunky KongPom PomWart
Characters of  Super Smash Bros. Strife
AnimalCrossingSymbol Animal Crossing Digby · Isabelle · Mr. Resetti · Villager
BayonettaSymbol Bayonetta Bayonetta · Jeanne
BombermanSymbol4 Bomberman Bomberman
SpecialStagesSymbol Captain Rainbow Captain Rainbow
ChibiRoboSymbol Chibi-Robo Chibi-Robo · Telly Vision
SpecialStagesSymbol Custom Robo Ray Mk III
SpecialStagesSymbol Devil World Devil
RollingWesternSymbol3 Dillon's Rolling Western Dillon
DKSymbol Donkey Kong Cranky Kong · Diddy Kong · Dixie Kong · Donkey Kong · Fish Poker Pops · Funky Kong · King K. Rool · Kritter · Pauline · Pointy Tuck · Tiki Buzz · Zinger
SpecialStagesSymbol Drill Dozer Jill
DuckHuntSymbol Duck Hunt Dog · Duck
EarthboundSymbol EarthBound Devil Car · Flying Man · Jeff Andonuts · Kumatora · Lucas · Mr. Saturn · Ness · Ninten · Pigmask · Starman
ElectroplanktonSymbol Electroplankton Hanenbow
EverOasisSymbol Ever Oasis Isuna · Tethu
SpecialStagesSymbol Excite Excitebike
FinalFantasySymbol Final Fantasy Cloud Strife · Gilgamesh · Lightning · Noctis Lucis Caelum · Terra Branford · Tifa Lockhart
FindMiiSymbol Find Mii Ghost
FireEmblemSymbol Fire Emblem Chrom · Corrin · Elincia · Ike · Itsuki Aoi · Lucina · Lyn · Marth · Risen · Robin · Roy
FZeroSymbol F-Zero Captain Falcon · Samurai Goroh
Game&WatchSymbol Game & Watch Mr. Game & Watch
GoldenSunSymbol Golden Sun Isaac
SpecialStagesSymbol Gradius Vic Viper
IceClimberSymbol Ice Climber Nana · Polar Bear · Popo · Topi
SpecialStagesSymbol Jam with the Band Barbara
SpecialStagesSymbol Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Sablé Prince
KidIcarusSymbol Kid Icarus Boom Stomper · Bumpety Bomb · Dark Pit · Magnus · Mimicutie · Monoeye · Orne · Palutena · Phosphora · Pit · Reaper · Skuttler · Souflee · Zuree
KirbySymbol Kirby Adeleine · Bonkers · Bronto Burt · Broom Hatter · King Dedede · Galacta Knight · Gordo · Kirby · Knuckle Joe · Meta Knight · Nightmare · Poppy Bros. Jr. · Queen Sectonia · Shotzo · Tac · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo · Whispy Woods
SpecialStagesSymbol Kururin Kururin
LegendaryStarfySymbol Legendary Starfy Starfy · Starly
ZeldaSymbol Legend of Zelda Bombchu · Bubble · Bulblin · ChuChu · Cucco · Darknut · Ganondorf · Ghirahim · Guardian · The Imprisoned · Koume · Kotake · Lana · Levias · Link · Linkle · Marin · Midna · Octorok · Ravio · Sheik · Skull Kid · Stalfos · Tetra · Tingle · Toon Link · Toon Zelda · Young Link · Zelda
SpecialStagesSymbol Mach Rider Mach Rider
MegaManSymbol Mega Man Elec Man · Mega Man · Roll
MetalGearSymbol Metal Gear Gray Fox · Snake
MetroidSymbol Metroid Dark Samus · Geemer · Kihunter · Metroid · Mother Brain · Reo · Ridley · Samus Aran
MMCSymbol Mysterious Murasame Castle Takamaru
NightsSymbol NiGHTS NiGHTS
NintendogsSymbol Nintendogs Nintendog
NintendoLandSymbol Nintendo Land Gold Ghost · Monita
SpecialStagesSymbol Nintendo Wars Infantry · Tanks
PacManSymbol Pac-Man Blinky · Clyde · Inky · Ms. Pac-Man · Pac-Man · Pinky
PikminSymbol Pikmin Alph · Bulborb · Charlie · Iridescent Glint Beetle · Olimar · Peckish Aristocrab · Pikmin · Toady Bloyster
PokémonSymbol Pokémon Abomasnow · Arceus · Audino · Avalugg · Beartic · Beautifly · Beedrill · Bellossom · Blastoise · Blaziken · Bonsly · Buizel · Celebi · Chandelure · Charizard · Chespin · Claydol · Cryogonal · Cubchoo · Darkrai · Dedenne · Deerling · Delibird · Dewgong · Diancie · Ditto · Dodrio · Dragonite · Electrode · Emolga · Entei · Exeggutor · Fennekin · Floatzel · Furfrou · Gallade · Gardevoir · Gastly · Genesect · Gengar · Geodude · Giratina · Goldeen · Goodra · Gothitelle · Gothorita · Gourgeist · Greninja · Gulpin · Hawlucha · Haxorus · Helioptile · Hitmonlee · Hoopa · Illumise · Inkay · Ivysaur · Jigglypuff · Jirachi · Keldeo · Koffing · Kyurem · Lampent · Lilligant · Lucario · Lugia · Machamp · Magnemite · Magnezone · Manaphy · Marill · Mawile · Meloetta · Meowstic · Meowth · Mew · Mewtwo · Mienshao · Minior · Munchlax · Murkrow · Oshawott · Petlil · Pichu · Pidgeot · Pidove · Pikachu · Politoed · Porygon2 · Rampardos · Rayquaza · Rhydon · Riolu · Roselia · Roserade · Rowlet · Sawsbuck · Scizor · Sealeo · Smeargle · Sneasel · Snivy · Snorlax · Snorunt · Solgaleo · Spinda · Squirtle · Staryu · Stoutland · Suicune · Sunflora · Tapu Koko · Timburr · Togedemaru · Togekiss · Togetic · Trevenant · Unown · Vanilluxe · Venusaur · Victini · Virizion · Volbeat · Weavile · Weezing · Wimpod · Wobbuffet · Zapdos · Zoroark · Zygarde
PunchOutSymbol Punch-Out!! Bald Bull · Doc Louis · King Hippo · Little Mac
RhythmHeavenSymbol Rhythm Heaven Sneaky Spirit
ROBSymbol R.O.B. R.O.B.
SpecialStagesSymbol Sheriff Sheriff
SpecialStagesSymbol SimCity Dr. Wright
SinPunishmentSymbol Sin & Punishment Saki Amamiya
SonicSymbol Sonic the Hedgehog Amy Rose · Knuckles the Echnidna · Metal Sonic · Shadow the Hedgehog · Silver the Hedgehog · Sonic the Hedgehog · Sticks the Badger · Tails · Wisps
SplatoonSymbol Splatoon Cap'n Cuttlefish · Inkling · Octobomber · Octocopter
StarFoxSymbol Star Fox Andross · Falco Lombardi · Fox McCloud · Krystal · Tricky · Wolf O'Donnell
StreetFighterSymbol Street Fighter Ken Masters · Ryu
MarioSymbol Super Mario Ant Trooper · Banzai Bill · Birdo · Bob-Omb · Boom Boom · Bowser · Bowser Jr. · Bullet Bill · Chain Chomp · Daisy · Dr. Mario · Dry Bones · Flame Chomp · Freezie · Galoomba · Geno · Goomba · Hammer Bro. · Iggy Koopa · Kamek · King Boo · Koopa Paratroopa · Koopa Troopa · Lakitu · Larry Koopa · Lemmy Koopa · Ludwig von Koopa · Luigi · Luma · Magikoopa · Mario · Morton Koopa Jr. · Mr. L · Nabbit · Paper Mario · Peach · Piranha Plant · Rosalina · Roy Koopa · Spike · Spike Top · Spiny · Tanooki Mario · Toad · Toadette · Toadsworth · Waluigi · Wendy O. Koopa
SmashBrosSymbol Super Smash Bros. Crazy Hand · Duon · Galleom · Glice · Glire · Glunder · Master Core · Master Hand · Mii · Mite · Roturret · Sandbag · Tabuu · Towtow
TalesOfSymbol Tales Lloyd Irving · Yuri Lowell
SpecialStagesSymbol Tekken Heihachi Mishima
SpecialStagesSymbol The Last Story Zael
SpecialStagesSymbol The Wonderful 101 Wonder Red
SpecialStagesSymbol Urban Champion Urban Champion
WarioSymbol Wario Ana · Ashley · Kat · Mona · Wario
WiiFitSymbol Wii Fit Wii Fit Trainer
TWEWYSymbol The World Ends With You Daisukenojo Bito · Neku Sakuraba
XenobladeSymbol Xenoblade Dunban · Elma · Fiora · Lin Lee Koo · Riki · Shulk · Tatsu
XenosagaSymbol Xenosaga KOS-MOS
YoshiSymbol Yoshi Baby Luigi · Baby Mario · Fly Guy · Kamek · Pak E. Derm · Shy Guy · Yoshi
SpecialStagesSymbol Zangeki no Reginleiv Freya
Characters that are the basis for Mii Fighter costumes
Alena · Amy Rose · Arle Nadja · Arlon · Axem Red · Axl · Azura · Bass · Big Boss · Big the Cat · Black Knight · Blaze the Cat · Blinky · Bomberman · Bomb Man · Booster · Bravoman · Brendan · Chao · Charmy Bee · Chrom · Chun-Li · Cia · Clovis · Clyde · Cut Man · Duster · E-102 Gamma · Don-Chan · Dr. Eggman · Dr. Ein · Elec Man · Elpizo · Emerl · Fire Man · Flint · Flying Man · Garland · Geno · Gilgamesh · Gray Fox · Guile · Gulley · Hilda · Inky · Irene · Isabelle · Jack · Jet the Hawk · Jin Kazami · Jude Mathis · Katt Monroe · King · Kissy · Knuckles the Echidna · Kris · Kritter · King K. Rool · Leaf · Leon Kowalski · Lightning · Link · Little Mac · Lloyd Irving · Loki · Luka · Mack · Magearna · Mallow · Mappy · Masked Man · M. Bison · Mei Ling · Metal Sonic · Meryl Silverburgh · Midna · Mujoe · Nightmare · NiGHTS · Noctis Lucis Caelum · Omochao · Panther Caruso · Pawapurokun · Pigmask · Pinky · Proto Man · Reala · Red · Red Baron · Rodin · Roll · Rosa · Rosalina · Runner · Ryo Hazuki · Ryoma · Selena · Shiki Misaki · Sophie · Sophitia Alexandra · Sorey · Squall Leonhart · Stahn Aileron · Sticks the Badger · Strider Hiryu · Tails · The Prince · Tidus · Timber the Tiger · Time Man · Toad · Toadette · Tom Nook · Tron Bonne · Valkyrie · Viridi · Wave the Swallow · Wonder Momo · X · Xander · Yarn Yoshi · Yuga · Zero
Characters that appear as trophies
Alena · Amy Rose · Annie and Moe · Aya Brea · AZ · Big the Cat · Blaze the Cat · Bokoblin · Callie · Cap'n Cuttlefish · Captain Toad · Chao · Charmy Bee · Classic Sonic · CommanderVideo · Cream the Rabbit · Crono · Crusty Sean · Dr. Eggman · E-123 Omega · Espio the Chameleon · Hue · Jelonzo · Jessica Albert · Jet the Hawk · Joshua · Judd · Junpei · Knuckles the Echidna · Kururin · Lyric · Makoto Naegi · Marie · Metal Sonic · Monokuma · Octoling · Omochao · Paper Peach · Prince Richard · Rhyme · Rouge the Bat · Sanae Hanekoma · Shantae · Sheldon · Shiki Misaki · Sho Minamimoto · Shovel Knight · Silver the Hedgehog · Slime · Spyke · Tails · The Deadly Six · Time Eater · Toad Brigade · Vector the Crocodile · Yangus · Zero
Mario Kart NX  Characters
Playable Characters AshleyBaby DaisyBaby LuigiBaby MarioBaby PeachBirdoBooBowserBowser Jr.CallieCat PeachDaisyDiddy KongDonkey Kong (Super Kong)Dry BonesDry BowserFighter FlyFunky KongGoombaHoney QueenIggy KoopaIsabelleKing BooKitsune LuigiKoopa TroopaLakituLarry KoopaLemmy KoopaLinkLudwig von KoopaLuigi (Ice Luigi)Luma (Black Luma · Blue Luma · Cyan Luma · Green Luma · Orange Luma · Purple Luma · Red Luma · Yellow Luma)MagikoopaMarieMario (Fire Mario)Metal Mario (Gold Mario)MiiMorton Koopa Jr.NabbitOlimarPeach (Fire Peach)PiantaPink Gold PeachRoy KoopaShy Guy (Black Shy Guy · Blue Shy Guy · Cyan Shy Guy · Green Shy Guy · Orange Shy Guy · Pink Shy Guy · White Shy Guy · Yellow Shy Guy)SpikeSprixie PrincessTanooki MarioToad (Blue Toad · Cyan Toad · Green Toad · Orange Toad · Pink Toad · Purple Toad · Red Toad · Yellow Toad)ToadetteTom NookWaluigiWarioWendy O. KoopaWigglerYoshi (Black Yoshi · Blue Yoshi · Cyan Yoshi · Orange Yoshi · Pink Yoshi · Red Yoshi · White Yoshi · Yellow Yoshi)
Hazardous Characters CowsFire Piranha PlantsGoatsLava BubblesPenguinsPiranha PlantsSidesteppersThwomps
Background Characters Fish BonesMiisLumasNokisPenguinsPiantasProfessor ChopsShy GuysToads

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.