Paper Bowser

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It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include a greater amount of information on his role in the story (tagged on September 24th, 2017).

This article is about the character in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. For Bowser as seen in the Paper Mario series, see Bowser § Paper Mario series.
Paper Bowser
Paper Bowser MLJP.png
Full name Paper King Bowser Koopa
Species Koopa
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)
Portrayed by Kenny James (2015)
“Why should I care about a stupid garbage book? Don't answer that, Son. Just relax while Daddy roasts Mario to a crisp.”
Paper Bowser, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Paper Bowser is the paper counterpart of Bowser that appears in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and is one of the main antagonists of the game. Alongside various other paper characters, Paper Bowser came out of a book containing the whole paper world.

History[edit]

Paper Bowser first meets Bowser.

Paper Bowser makes his debut as a wholly unique character from Bowser in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. He first appears at Bowser's Castle, confronting the real Bowser and getting into a fight with him. Eventually, however, they decide to join forces and kidnap Peach and Paper Peach, subsequently returning to the castle and summoning Petey Piranha to slow Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario down.

Eventually, the two Bowsers plot to betray the other and imprison them in the book, though not before they trap the Mario Bros. in the book and destroy it. The two merge together into Shiny RoboBowser, only to be defeated. Paper Bowser makes one last attempt to grab the book, but Paper Mario reaches it first, and the trio trap him back inside.

Battle[edit]

During their boss battle, the Bowser duo only has two attacks, both of which can deal considerable damage. Their first attack involves spitting fireballs at the ground, creating fiery waves for the trio to jump over. After three waves, they will combine their Fire Breath and create a massive fire blast that Paper Mario must jump over, or risk taking a large amount of critical damage. Their other attack is to have Shy Guys stack iron balls onto their hands. They will then toss the iron balls onto the field. The iron balls that target the trio varies depending on which Bowser tosses them last. The Bowsers will alternate between both attacks. Additionally, the Bowsers have a defensive ability: Whenever an Excellent hit is scored on one of them, they will curl up into their shells, forcing the other to be attacked. Due to this trait, only one Bowser can use the ability at a time. If attacked while in their shells, the Bowser will take no damage. Additionally, depending on the attack the trio used, that party member may also take damage.

The two Bowsers appear to share a health pool, unlike previous pairs of bosses. However, it is impossible to bring their health down to zero. After enough turns of battling, the Bowsers decide to stop holding back, and with the assistance of hundreds (if not thousands) of Shiny paper enemies, they fuse together into Shiny RoboBowser, the game's real final boss.

Stats[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Bowser
MLPJPaperBowser.png HP 9999 POW 343 (304) Defense 335 (333) Type Paper, Shelled Item Drop None - 0%
None - 0%
Experience 0 (0) Coins 0 Speed 228 Weakness Fire Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle
Level           38 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Bowser (2)
MLPJShinyRoboBowser.png HP 2145 POW 350 (300) Defense 358 (300) Type Paper, Shelled Item Drop None - 0%
None - 0%
Experience 0 (0) Coins 0 Speed 229 Weakness None Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle
Level           40 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Shiny RoboBowser
MLPJShinyRoboBowserArmor.png HP 650 POW 350 (300) Defense 358 (300) Type Paper, Shelled Item Drop None - 0%
None - 0%
Experience 0 (0) Coins 0 Speed 229 Weakness None Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle
Level           40 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

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