“What? WHAT? Disturb me you must not! Practicing, I am. More arrows must I shoot! More statues must I make, nya!... G nya, NYA!? A stranger you are... and strange looking at that! Teach you, we must, who's in charge!”
Bowyer is one of Smithy's lieutenants in the game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Bowyer resembles a bow, and attacks by firing his minions (called Aeroes) at his opponents. His name comes from "bowyer", a person who makes or sells bows to be used for archery. Along with Mack, the Axem Rangers, and Yaridovich, Bowyer was made like a weapon, for Bowyer, a bow.
Bowyer was ordered by Smithy to prepare Rose Town for a military occupation. As such, Bowyer set up camp in the heart of the Forest Maze and began firing poison-tipped arrows at Rose Town. When a person is hit with an arrow, they will become paralyzed and remain frozen like statues. His Aero minions found the second Star Piece in the forest.
When Bowyer gets the Star Piece, he is confronted by a strange, blue garbed warrior named Geno. At the same time, Mario and Mallow arrive to stop Bowyer, the source of the arrows plaguing Rose Town. As a result, the three warriors team up to battle the maniacal monster.
While Bowyer's main attack is firing arrows, the monster is also a master of lightning magic (much like Mallow). Additionally, Bowyer has one of the cleverest tactics in the game: he can disable buttons on the player's controllers, meaning that Mario and his allies will be prevented from using regular attacks, special attacks, or items until another button is disabled. Ultimately, Mario, Mallow, and Geno defeat the mechanical monstrosity and recover the second Star Piece.
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