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Midbus is a brawny, unintelligent, pig-like creature and a major antagonist in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake. He acts as Fawful's chief minion. Akin to his master's tendency to speak in Engrish, Midbus speaks in broken sentences and gives unnecessarily long names to various weapons that he uses (for example, he refers to Junker as "Super Ultra Great Mega Trashy Monster Junker Bot"). His name is a pun on the phrase "mid boss", and he himself is fought by Bowser three times during the course of the game (the third time as Blizzard Midbus, his powered-up form).
Midbus resembles a pink boar with an armadillo-esque armor. Midbus is similar to Bowser in build and temperament, making him a foil as well as a rival to the Koopa King.
After Bowser inhaling Mario Bros. and others and becoming unconscious in Princess Peach's Castle's Conference Hall, Fawful called Midbus to come, during which Midbus only makes a dialog box appearance. When Bowser meets Fawful in Cavi Cape, he sends Midbus to battle him. During the battle, Fawful unintentionally teaches Bowser how to use his action commands on Midbus. Due to the effects of the Vacuum Mushroom, Bowser ended up getting weakened, and Midbus and Fawful abandon him, but not before telling him that they plan to take over his castle.
Later in the game, Fawful puts him in charge of Bowser's Castle, his now secondary base, along with Bowser's now brainwashed minions. When Bowser approaches the castle, Midbus makes it animate to attack him, as he lands the castle on top of him. Bowser then becomes giant thanks to Mario and Luigi. Midbus fights Super Bowser within his own castle. After being defeated, he accuses Bowser of cheating before retreating with the castle into a new area. He later drops an enormous iron ball on Bowser, but he is able to toss it back thanks to Mario and Luigi who help him in the Arm Center, therefore preventing the castle from moving any further.
Later in the game, Fawful and Midbus see Bowser stuck. Midbus then watches as Fawful begins to use a ray gun, the reason for doing so being to find the princess for part of his plan. He then increases the power on the ray, and eventually finds the princess. Fawful then stops firing the ray as a light emerges from Bowser's body, and the princess emerges on Fawful's shoulder. Midbus brings out a treadmill, which Bowser falls onto and uses to make himself normal-sized again. Before Bowser can fall on, though, the pair leaves, with Midbus ignoring Fawful's orders to help him carry the princess.
In Princess Peach's Castle, Mario, Luigi and Starlow meet the pig for the first (and so far only) time. Midbus makes a trash monster to attack the Mario Bros. so they cannot pass to rescue Bowser who is knocked out. After Junker's defeat, he goes into another area of Princess Peach's Castle.
Later in Peach's Castle, Bowser meets Midbus again in a room with a machine sucking Princess Peach's power into the Dark Star. Fawful powers Midbus up with his ray gun, and he becomes Blizzard Midbus, whom Bowser must fight to progress through his adventure. After Midbus is defeated for the third and final time, he gets frozen in an ice cube and endlessly starts spraying frozen mist from his nostrils. Bowser inhales this mist due to pain in his chest (owing to the Dark Star eating his DNA). The mist goes up the Airway, Mario and Luigi's next destination. Mario, Luigi, and Starlow must use this frozen environment to their advantage to get to the Dark Star. Midbus is always frozen in that room if visited.
It is unknown what happened to Midbus after the events of the game, or if he even survived being frozen.
He also appears in the game's remake with the same role as in the original, and also has a minor role alongside Fawful in Bowser Jr.'s Journey. At one point, he is insultingly referred to as slow by Dieter of the Best Fitness Friends, much to his chagrin.
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