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That picture is not from Super Mario Sunshine. Bspald95 11:06, 15 July 2012 (EDT)

Wreck it Ralph Movie Appearance[edit]

Should we note in the triva or somewhere that Bowser will appear in Wreck it Ralph (For those of you who don't know it is a new Disney movie.)This appearance is not just a cameo, as he is in this villain club in the movie.
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It already has its own section in the History portion of the page, under "Other Appearances, Cameos and References". - Walkazo 22:03, 6 August 2012 (EDT)
Oh, sorry about that, I guess I should have read the article instead of scrolling.
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NSMBU Bowser[edit]

I need Bowser's appearance to be New Super Mario Bros. U,not Fortune Street. -- 03:39, 16 December 2012 (EST)

You mean the image on the infobox? Please see this for an explanation.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 03:46, 16 December 2012 (EST)
I think that image is better because it uses HD graphics,also, I need them for more recent appearance,because current appearance,New Super Mario Bros. U artwork image is better than the Fortune Street. As such,I need it. Right?-- 05:21, 17 December 2012 (EST)

I agree that it should be put on the article as the latest artwork. Other users are concerned that the image it not high-resolution enough. But personally, I don't think we need it to be super-large for an image that is going to be downscaled for an infobox anyway. The image itself is good quality, but the size is what others are concerned about. But please don't replace the image just yet. Other users wish to wait a while longer before making a final decision. Thanks.

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 05:33, 17 December 2012 (EST)

What YoshiKong said, plus the other standard is that the characters in question would be facing the reader. So I doubt the NSMBU picture of Bowser would really fit criteria for the infobox itself to be changed (provided that we find a better "source version" of said picture). --M. C. - "Mario Gals" Fan! User Page | Talk Page 13:14, 17 December 2012 (EST)
I've never heard of a "facing the reader" requirement. Really, the only policy I know of is on Template:Character-infobox (which the admins decided to write to avoid unnecessary TPPs about which artwork to use): use the latest artwork unless there's something atypical about it (i.e. if the character is holding sports equipment or kart racing ir whatever), in which case the second-most-recent image can be used (or older, if there were multiple unsuitable spin-off artwork). - Walkazo 09:39, 18 December 2012 (EST)
Oh yes! Please see Wikipedia! It uses artwork from "New Super Mario Bros. 2"! Better to use NSMB2 rather than NSMBU! Yes or No? If Yes,I choose NSMBU,if No, I choose NSMB2!-- 01:24, 19 December 2012 (EST)
What user you talking about? I don't know what user is,YoshiKong. If you don't want to answer my question,i better to replace it with NSMB2 instead of NSMBU.-- 01:33, 19 December 2012 (EST)
I better choose Yes if you don't know my question is.I think in the NSMBU picture he is not wearing anything.also there is HQ in the Bowser's surfaces.-- 01:38, 19 December 2012 (EST)
Hello again.If you don't want to answer my questions from above we choose answers from below.-- 03:42, 19 December 2012 (EST)
This is Differences:

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vetoed by the administrators
We already have a standard set up to tell us what image to use (see here).

Choosing an image for the infobox on the Bowser article.

Proposer: (talk)
Deadline: January 2, 2013, 23:59 GMT

Stay as Fortune Street[edit]

Renewed as New Super Mario Bros. 2 from Wikipedia article says[edit]

  1. Pokémon Trainer Red (talk) This is newer, and unlike the NSMBU artwork it shows the whole face

Use New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

  1. Coooool123 (talk) This picture looks better and more defined, even if it doesn't show the whole face. It would make a much better infobox picture. Plus the shading helps make it look even nicer.
  2. Prince Ludwig (talk) I choose this picture. It looks very epic. Per Coooool123.


Would this be an official talk page proposal then?
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 05:07, 19 December 2012 (EST)
Oh Yes! This is official!-- 06:26, 19 December 2012 (EST)
Voting open for two weeks. It will end in January 2013.-- 06:46, 19 December 2012 (EST)
This needs to be reformatted badly Marshal Dan Troop (talk)

Fixed. But if we are having this TPP, then what was MeritC referring to here?

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 21:07, 19 December 2012 (EST)

The reason is being that the "source version" of that NSMBU picture hasn't surfaced yet, and number two as PTR stated -- it's not showing the whole face. Third, that NSMB2 picture is the same as the SMG Bowser picture pose wise. My assumption is that this anonymous person is trying to get the infobox picture to be the same one that Wikipedia uses (yet, this site is trying to NOT imitate Wikiepdia for good reason). --M. C. - "Mario Gals" Fan! User Page | Talk Page 22:37, 19 December 2012 (EST)

Okay, so we don't really need a TPP for the NSMB2 artwork because it rightfully gets a place in the infobox as it is the latest and there is nothing "atypical" about it. But may you please answer the question in my comment above?

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 22:55, 19 December 2012 (EST)

Erm, NSMB2 was first released on July 28, 2012, but NSMBU only came out on November 18, 2012 - nearly four months later. NSMBU is the most recently released game, so its artwork is what the infobox's policy is calling for, not NSMB2. The rule of thumb is that the artwork should be from the game that's also listed in the "latest appearance" line (consistency), unless that game's a spinoff and its artwork is specialized for that subseries, which isn't the case with NSMBU: it's just given stylized, moody shadowing, but there's no hard rule against that, or not facing the readers, or not being big enough, or whatever. - Walkazo 21:55, 20 December 2012 (EST)
I get the two mixed up PTR (talk) 22:00, 20 December 2012 (EST)

@Walkazo – Then is the TPP necessary? The NSMBU art is the most suitable for the infobox regardless of what decision the proposal makes.

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 23:06, 20 December 2012 (EST)

Yep, it's unnecessary, and I'm deleting it and updated the article according to policy. The only reason this TPP wasn't deleted yesterday was because it also brought up the issue of anonymous users participating in proposals, so we (the admins) wanted to decide how that should be run first. For the record, anonymous users are free to comment in proposals and other such discussions around the wiki, but you need an account to vote or create proposals (and FA nominations and whatnot). - Walkazo 00:59, 21 December 2012 (EST)

Narrow quote[edit]

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vetoed by the administrators
This is way to minor for a TPP: just use {{talk}} and discuss it without the overkill of a formal vote.
The "Count Bleck, Floro Sapiens, whatever!" part of the quote is really unnessecary, so let's remove it.

Propser: Electrical Bowser jr. (talk)
Deadline: January 29, 2013, 23:59 GMT.


  1. Electrical Bowser jr. (talk) Per self.


  1. Marshal Dan Troop (talk) It's what he said so why would we eliminate it?
  2. MeritC (talk) Per Marshal Dan Troop; my answer here is also NO.
  3. BowserJunior (talk) It would sound better, but we should have the full quote.
  4. Prince Ludwig (talk) Per Marshal Dan Troop and BowserJunior. I kinda like that quote.


This is the second time in a row you've neglected to list your TPP on MarioWiki:Proposals. And your last proposal was barely even formatted at all: it should have been removed, not fixed by someone else. Either do it right, or don't make proposals at all. And in cases like these, I'd say not at all: TPPs for changing quotes are even more overkill than ones about changing the infobox images. - Walkazo 19:17, 15 January 2013 (EST)

The admins talked it over and yeah, this is overkill, so we're cancelling it. TPPs are for splits, merges and major changes that only affect one or two pages: quotes and other such details can and should be decided by informal discussion. Use {{talk}}, not {{TPP}}, to bring more attention to the issue. - Walkazo 01:28, 17 January 2013 (EST)

Bowser's Inside Story Stats?[edit]

The Bowser's Inside Story section includes stats on Bowser's second fight, but not the first one in Peach's Castle. Is that information available somewhere? The Midbus article could also use that information.


Just noticed all the disambiguations at the top were apparently removed from this article a few months ago with no edit summary (the same edit also removed the featured article template, which has since been added back); is there any reason they disappeared? They disambiguated the article from a seperate character named King Bowser (whose name redirects here), among other things. Checking the contributor's talk page, it appears they got a "last warning" for removing articleabout templates, so I'm thinking these should be added back.--vellidragon (talk) 14:06, 14 February 2013 (EST)

Good catch. I replaced the articleabout. - Walkazo 01:51, 15 February 2013 (EST)


Ok I understand that bowser has a soft side but in his personality section almost all references of him being evil are removed and replaced with he's spoft'kind'and compassionate and not that evil.I may be a loner in this but I ma a moral objectivist ad I believe that the definition of evil is bringing physical or mental harm on others for your own personal ambition.

Bowser is evil no matter what people say.Just because he loves certain people does not give him the right to turn people into bricks or destroy the universe. Bowser may not be pure evil but he IS evil because he does awful things for his own selfish ambition.

And his japanese name is daimao koopa wich means great demon king koopa.

I am not trying to make people mad but bowser is not as soft as people say he is so i think his personality section should be edited because it mostly has references to rpg games.

I have played almost every mario game bowser has tried to destroy the universe,take over the universe 3 times,tried to frame mario,tried to kill peach,bombed the mushroom kingdom,attacks some of his allies,gets upset over his galaxy falling apart and worrying for his son's safety,tried to flood the world,tried to takeover yoshis island on numerous occasions,steals stuff a whole alot,and turns people into bricks.

If thats not evil then I don't know what is! His attraction to peach is physical because if he honestly loved her then he would care about her feelings and stop doing bad things.

and mario is not evil because he does not have to kill goombas but the player makes him do can just jump over them. and if he does it for self-defense and to save each so it does not count as evil because he really has not free will to decide to jump on a goomba and even if he does the same goomba will pop back up when you come back so it is not really dead.

In short bowser is not as evil as the article originally said......BUT he is also not as good as the article says now.

And once again I am not trying to anger anyone but I'm just a little frustrated.
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and of course all the references to him being serious and evil in the main games has been completely removed.any mention of him being evil has been removed. and the page is being prevented form being edited.I really think people need to understand that bowser was created as a a pure evil villain in some of the games but is remodled in the rpg's.His page just basically calls him a kind hearted and softy bully then anything.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Superking99 (talk).

The section does say Bowser's evil a couple times, and the whole thing ends with calling him a "villain who only cares about conquering lands and destroying his opposition", but there's only so much to say about how he's an evil dude, whereas lots of other games present different aspects of his personality that do need to be explained (including the many unsavoury personality issues showcased by the RPGs). The History section is the testament to all the bad stuff he's done: we don't need to go over it again in Personality too: we want content, not filler. - Walkazo 23:26, 24 February 2013 (EST)

Yeah i see that now.It does call him evil every now and then but calling bowser undeveloped in galaxy is not true because he clearly had an evil personality there.

I label bowser as being average evil.He is not evil like ganondorf but he is not as misunderstood as king dedede.Bowser is just plain evil in my eyes.

and another thing.What source do we have other then paper mario that bowser wants to marry peach because he mentions it in very few games.In his relationships it says he woulf never kill peach but do we really have any source for this claim? Bowser did not show any love for peach in super princess peach and tried to kill her.How exactly do we know that the rpgs are even apart of the mainstream series?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Superking99 (talk).

I agree, Bowser is a very evil guy. i like him, he is my second favorite character. i think he is not a minor villain at all! Template:Bigmariofan/sig

Latest appearance is false![edit]

In the latest appearance section at the beginning of the article, it says nsmbu, but bowser's latest appearance is in wreck it ralph! we should change it...

That section refers to the latest appearance in a Mario or related series game.
Toa 95 (talk)

First of all: Wreck-it-Ralph is not canon (Heck, Bowser never appeared in arcades) and second of all, New Super Mario Bros. U came out later (I think) Also, this is gonna get hated on, but am I the only one who thinks Wreck-it-Ralph is overrated?
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Bowser says he's an outcast in BIS. RPG Gamer. I HAVE RPG!! (talk) 13:37, 1 April 2013 (EDT)


i'm thinking the current Quotes is famous but, not THE most famous it's long and isn't the REAL most famous quote, "Did someone page the king of awesome?"~Bowser mario and Luigi bowser's inside storyBonkaman (talk)

Since no one else has replied, I'd like to give my two cents on this, as well. I'm not certain about "Did someone page the king of awesome?" being Bowser's "most famous quote" as Bonkaman suggested, but I do agree that the current quote doesn't properly capture Bowser's character. But when I finished Mario & Luigi: Dream Team last week, I read a great line from Bowser that I think describes him in the way Nintendo commonly views and portrays him in a lot of games. I propose we change the quote to that line, like so:

“Hear me! I will kidnap Peach OVER and OVER until I pull it off! And no one can stop me! Losing is not an option! And neither is giving up!”
Bowser, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

I feel that this is more in line with how Nintendo views Bowser's character: not as someone who always "stomps fools without needing a reason," but as the catalyst for the stories of games by kidnapping Peach over and over, or even kidnapping her or at least attempting to when the story gets rolling from some other antagonist. Many games even poke fun of how it seems to happen so much, and I feel like this line is no exception, with the difference being that it's said by Bowser himself instead of some minor NPC who only appears in one game. That the current quote makes no mention of the fact that Bowser's main role in the Super Mario series has always been to kidnap Peach and get Mario going seems a little odd in comparison. It almost feels like a bit of a misrepresentation. Anyway, sorry for being so long-winded, I cut out as much of the padding from this as I could, but I still wanted to get my point across. Teamrocketspy621 (talk) 13:11, 21 September 2013 (EDT)

You've got some very good points there. Unlike the "king of awesome" quote, the ML:DT quote does cover multiple aspects of Bowser's personality, and kidnapping Peach is about as universal as you can get - as opposed to the SPM-specificity of the current quote, which has always bugged me. So yeah, it'd totally support changing the quote to your suggestion: hopefully a few more folks will agree, and it'll be a go! - Walkazo 19:19, 21 September 2013 (EDT)
It may not be a TPP, but per all. The quote would be an improvement. Yoshi876 (talk)
I agree with using that as the quote as well. - Turboo (talk) 19:35, 21 September 2013 (EDT)
Agreed. GBAToad (talk) 19:50, 21 September 2013 (EDT)
I too feel it describes Bowser a bit better. I support changing it. YoshiHeadSSBU.png Tails777 Talk to me!SSBUStockIcon - Robin.png

That sounds like an awful lot of support. Thanks, guys! If no one is against it, I'll go ahead and change it. Teamrocketspy621 (talk) 00:03, 23 September 2013 (EDT)


Sorry about not putting a summary on the previous edit. What I was going to say was that Bowser is the secondary antagonist (after Antasma) in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, so he is still a "minor villain" in a way.

P&DSMBE OrbPurple.pngDigibutterFrancis SPM trans.png No, actually he is a major villain in Dream Team, because he is the true main antagonist and final boss. User:Bigmariofan/sig

Possible Page Splits?[edit]

Alright, I'm new here and I might be overstepping my "newbie" boundaries a bit, but here's a thought for everyone.

I've noticed that Bowser's article on this wiki is, to put it in his words, "HUUUUUUGE!" To make it a bit less tedious to look through, might I suggest creating a separate page for information about him as a boss (e.g. a page called "Bowser (boss)" or something similar)? It'd make this page a bit more manageable, I think.--SliverEmperor (talk) 16:32, 19 December 2013 (EST)

This page could use a lot of optimization, but I don't think your solution is ok because it breaks the consistency. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 16:34, 19 December 2013 (EST)
Got to agree with Baby Luigi here, generally pages are split when the subject is different. Bowser (boss) is the same as Bowser (character), and don't worry, you're not overstepping anything. Yoshi876 (talk)
I've always liked the idea of splitting out the horrible stats sections of major character as a way to shorten those monster pages and simplify their structure and navigation. No more having two headers for each spinoff game, and no more inconsistencies like having some stats in the Histories while other ones are separate and at the bottom; if you want the history and stats back-to-back you could open each page in separate tabs instead of having to scroll up and down - but if you only want one or the other, you'd only have to load one. I think having the main page just consisting of the nice body paragraphs (the Creation/Development, Histories and General Information sections, plus the Quotes and other things that should be paragraphs rather than bare redirects as per the Empty Section Policy) is more presentable than having them half made up of the messy, messy stats stuff. - Walkazo 17:08, 19 December 2013 (EST)
No, Bowser the boss is the same as Bowser the character. Should we split Peach into Peach (NPC) and Peach (Playable Character)? No, we shouldn't. However, for the RPG games we could make a subpage like Bowser/stats and put the stats for SMRPG, PM, and M&L there. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 17:31, 19 December 2013 (EST)
Nah, let's keep it this way. There is a table of contents people can use to jump down to the section. And as the main villain in the franchise we cover, he would be expected to have a big article, right? SeanWheeler (talk) 18:46, 19 December 2013 (EST)
It's not just the size itself-this page is always a pain in the ass to load. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 19:06, 19 December 2013 (EST)
Yeah, I avoid this page when possible, which is counterproductive. It already takes a long time to load on my computer. I can only imagine how it feels to load this monster on an older and slower computer *shudders*. This will make other users avoid this page. The table of contents does nothing to alleviate this.
Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 19:23, 19 December 2013 (EST)
Really? My computer loads this pretty quick. SeanWheeler (talk) 19:26, 19 December 2013 (EST)
Older computers will just make the browser hang-which is the majority of computer users here since the computer I'm using is fairly new and strong yet it still hangs at this page. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 19:28, 19 December 2013 (EST)
So how come my computer loads it so quickly? I have Windows 7. Is that powerful? SeanWheeler (talk) 19:39, 19 December 2013 (EST)
Operating system does not determine loading speed. It's actually your CPU and your processor. I know my computer is an i7, which means quadcore, and each runs at 1.7 GHz. Memory is 6.00 Gb BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 19:46, 19 December 2013 (EST)
There are other long pages like Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, Toad, etc. Pretty much a lot of the main Mario characters have long pages. Would this be too much of a problem? SeanWheeler (talk) 23:04, 19 December 2013 (EST)
I'm aware of that, but Bowser is somewhat unique in that he has equally large roles as a character AND as an enemy in the games. What I meant by the possible page split was to keep everything pertaining to Bowser's character, personality, and role in the games on one page, and then make a second page dedicated to the battles against him in the various games (attacks, strategies, etc). Either that, or maybe a separate page for his giant form, since it appears in so many different games?--SliverEmperor (talk) 15:50, 28 December 2013 (EST)
Splitting Giant Bowser may be a good idea as we have pages for larger versions of enemies, the only problem I can see of that is that the name may be conjectural. Yoshi876 (talk)
I don't think we need to split Bowser at all. If we split him into a character and an enemy, what about all the other enemy characters? Wasn't Wario a boss in his first appearance? And the giant enemies like Giant Goombas are sub-species. But stuff like these on Super Mario Wiki are settled with talk page proposals. SeanWheeler (talk) 20:17, 28 December 2013 (EST)
I don't want to sound stubborn here, but I can't help but think that everyone is missing my real point here. Bowser ISN'T the only character who also acts as an enemy in the Mario series, but he IS one of the few characters who has an extensive history as both a recurring enemy/boss in the games and as an important character in the storylines. I'm not saying that we need to separate the pages of every enemy into their appearances as a character and as an in-game foe, but I think that Bowser could have a separate page for his various boss battles without making it or its progenitor page too small.--SliverEmperor (talk) 23:13, 2 January 2014 (EST)
And they've still illustrated a point nonetheless; the change is unnecessary for the most part, and the enemy bit was explained to establish a slippery slope argument, i.e. there's a standard of consistency here, and why deviate from the established way of doing things (if it ain't broke don't fix it). Plus that means if we DO do this, we HAVE to do it for other large enemy articles due to that standard of consistency.
Continuing on that subject of standard, there hasn't been a need thus far to seperate Bowser the character from Bowser the boss (for lack of a better way of putting it); one reason that occurs to me in particular is because it'd seem "game guide-y" to make that separation, silly as that likely sounds, but bear with me. As the site's an encyclopedia, it's more befitting of thay status to include it all under one article for relative ease of access (there's also the standard I mentioned).
To my knowledge, most of the time they have two seperate articles about what would appear to be the same subject, it's because there's a distinction of sorts between them (e.g. the Scutlet enemt and the boss Scutlet inside Bowser; they're clearly the same species but the boss one has abilities not seem in the enemy versions and a different Japanese name to boot). There's nothing about Bowser's page that really fits that bill, or any other criteria they'd use to split up pages, and that's probably a big factor as to why this is considered unnedessary. Lord Grammaticus (talk) 23:44, 2 January 2014 (EST)
And a few people having slow browsers isn't a good enough reason to split a page. SeanWheeler (talk) 13:57, 3 January 2014 (EST)
It isn't, but it's still a problem since it deters potential editors from this page. And it doesn't matter if I use Firefox or Chrome, the page is still a pain in the ass to load.
Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 22:04, 3 January 2014 (EST)
Not to me. The Spider-Man disambiguation page on the Marvel Database is more of a pain than this Bowser article. SeanWheeler (talk) 10:58, 4 January 2014 (EST)

King Bowser Koopa?[edit]

This might be a pedantic little thing, but is "Bowser Koopa" really an official English name? I'm only aware of him being called that in the cartoons, and only one time I think. Is he ever referred to as anything other than Bowser in the official canon? This seems like an incorrect holdover from side material much like "Mario Mario" and "Luigi Mario", but please feel free to correct me. Fizzle (talk) 17:42, 2 January 2014 (EST)

The cartoons are official canon. So is the film. See here for more info. I'm not sure if he was called by his full name in a game at some point, although I know the SMB instruction manual referred to him as "Bowser" and "King Koopa" (and "Bowser, King of the Koopas"). He was also referred to as "Bowser Koopa" in the song "Ignorance is Bliss", and called "King Bowser Koopa" in the story included with the album containing that song, White Knuckle Scorin'.- Walkazo 18:12, 2 January 2014 (EST)
This reminds me of this whole "Princess Toadstool" thing. Bowser is referred to that only a few times, but it's not really "canon" as much as it is "established". Sounds like a nickname more than an actual name.
Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 20:29, 2 January 2014 (EST)
The cartoons are canon? Well let me raise my eyebrow through the roof. And further. Oh dear. What happened here? So does that mean Hotel Mario is canon too? Haha, well. That's... certainly an... idea. Have fun with that. I know the Mario series has a very loose canon, but there's loose and then there's utterly flimsy. Personally I would not classify anything of that nature as being canon. Or at the very least, I certainly wouldn't keep that sort of thing in the main heading of an article. That would be like claiming that Mario speaks with a Brooklyn accent. Fizzle (talk) 13:48, 4 January 2014 (EST)

well actually the proper thing to say would be that nothing is cannan. Because there's no cannan. So everything officially-licensed is Cannan. wow.

I do think the wiki sometimes pay too much heed to these early western licensed stuff. Not necessarily in term of organization or the like, but I occasionally read statements like "In Mario Party 10: Nanotech Disaster, Mario says he is 27-years old, even though he said he is 36 in episode 5 of The Super Show" (crappy example, but you get what I'm saying), which is just silly for several reasons.

(don't get what's so laughable about Hotel being cannan, either. It's an officially licensed product and doesn't feature any obvious departure from the series, apart from the two bros being more chatty than usual. It's a shitty game, so what? So is Yoshi's Universal Gravitation.) --Glowsquid (talk) 18:34, 6 January 2014 (EST)

Well, if Hotel Mario is canon, that means the CDi Zeldas are canon, and they sure as heck are not! But, that's a slightly separate issue I guess. Aside from that, Mario and Luigi speak in those Brooklyn accents I believe and it seems readily based on the cartoons rather than the games (much like the CDi Zeldas). Also like the Zelda games, I suspect it had NO involvement from anyone at Nintendo aside from the licensing. Nintendo pretty much disowned all the CDi games before they were even released. They only exist because they were made by Phillips on the cheap to cash in on the license they received as part of the fallout from the failed SNES CD deal. They're a unique case, but similar to the cartoons I would not consider them to be "canon" and I suspect nobody in Japan developing Mario games have even played them, and most may not even be aware they exist. Fizzle (talk) 12:37, 18 January 2014 (EST)

"Well, if Hotel Mario is canon, that means the CDi Zeldas are canon, and they sure as heck are not!"

False equivalency. Zelda has official material that outline its continuity, all of which pointedly ignore the CD-i games. Mario, well, doesn't. I guess, you could argue it isn't in that booklet bundled with Super Mario AllStars Wii, but then so is Super Mario land. And I don't think anyone's going to pretend Wario doesn't exist.

I believe and it seems readily based on the cartoons rather than the games (much like the CDi Zeldas).

I... don't see it? The Koopalings have their game designs and use their game names rather than DIC's, most of the characters and items are somewhat accurate to the previous games, it doesn't feature the DIC Cartoon's character design or stylistic quirks... etc. Any difference in voice acting and characterization can be handwaved as Hotel Mario being released during that period in big franchises existences where things like voice and characterization aren't set in stone.

I suspect nobody in Japan developing Mario games have even played them, and most may not even be aware they exist.

If "it's outsourced" and "it's not popular" were factors to decide what's cannan or not, stuff like Mario Pinball, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Universal Gravitation... etc would be out too. I just don't see what's differentiate the game from any of the previously mentioned third-party droll, except not being directly published by Nintendo. --Glowsquid (talk) 22:13, 18 January 2014 (EST)

@Fizzle: Your argument, "It's crap, so it can't be canon" is also flimsy, especially if you apply the argument's inverse (if that's the correct term): "it's good, so it must be canon". Would you consider Super Smash Bros. games, considered popular, excellent games, to be canon to the Mario series? Not to mention, like what Glowsquid said, Link games do have an established canon. Mario does not, so we have to assume Hotel Mario occurred in the same timeline, no matter how horrifying the cutscenes are. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 22:34, 18 January 2014 (EST)
PLEASE don't straw man my argument, that's poor show, come on. My argument isn't "it's crap so it can't be canon", my argument is "it wasn't published, made by or has since been recognized by Nintendo or even released in Japan, so it's not canon". My argument is not that one thing makes it uncanon, more that MANY things make it not canon. Also, I'm of the opinion that if the CDi Zeldas are not recognized by Nintendo as part of the series I'm not sure why the Mario games would be, but I understand that has no "proof" behind it. I don't see much difference, however. Hotel Mario simply escapes due to having a looser canon to begin with. It still falls into all the different pitfalls that the Zelda games do, otherwise. Fizzle (talk) 00:19, 20 January 2014 (EST)
@Glowsquid, there is a BIG difference between a second-party game (such as Donkey Kong Country and the games you mentioned) and Hotel Mario. Hotel Mario was developed with no actual involvement from Nintendo (aside from apparently a cursory input on how the characters should look, however they do this for any material using Mario's likeness, I've seen the actual guidelines they release to the press), no advertising, publishing or Japanese release, nor even a release on a Nintendo console. It will never be officially released or even mentioned by Nintendo in any official capacity ever. You cannot compare the two things. The CDi games were effectively third party titles with license from Nintendo to allow them to use these characters (due to a legal dispute, I might add). It is better to compare them to Mario's cameo in NBA Street V3, since it simply revolves around use of the Mario license.
Honestly, the fact that Hotel Mario ISN'T as horrible as it could be actually hurts my argument somewhat, because it is not absolutely abhorrent to the canon since it doesn't affect it much (like the Zelda games would). But using any form of logic I simply cannot accept it is on the same level of canon as a game like Super Mario Galaxy, even with a series where canon is not a "big deal". I find it fascinating, interesting, but entirely irrelevant to the actual Mario series, much like the movie. Fizzle (talk) 00:19, 20 January 2014 (EST)
I don't accept it either, but I follow the wiki rules simply because it is more logical and not reflecting my personal opinion. Nintendo has never stated that Hotel Mario is unofficial. I don't think the Mario comics and cartoons are developed with extensive from involvement from Nintendo (Nintendo is a game company first), nor are they mentioned from any other medium. You can't compare NBA Street V3 either because the characters are guest appearances while Hotel Mario is a Mario game (takes place in the Mario universe). Nintendo has never established an official canon; as a result, we cover everything from the same timeline and give equal treatment until Nintendo has a say on it. Right now, we're just in the gray zone, so we should just assume the affirmative and cover everything as we do now. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 00:29, 20 January 2014 (EST)
Perhaps everyone has his own canon! Some believe Mario is in love with Peach while some (Including me) believe they're just friends, some say (Including me) that Paper Mario is a separate canon! My point is that due to the lack of actual canon we can freely interpretate many things! I do not consider Hotel Mario (TOAST) canon due to the personality difference to most characters! I do not consider the show canon due to the whole New York City backstory which I'm no fan of! I guess you can sorta mold your own canon from preexisting games!
The preceding unsigned comment was added by ‎ (talk).

I'm thinking we should add Senior to his name.--Ladies-Man1 (talk) 10:04, 7 September 2014 (EDT)

Paper Mario Personality Difference[edit]

Should we make an entirely new page for Bowser in the Paper Mario series? Not only does that series seem to have it's own canon which explains why characters such as Kammy Koopa and such never appeared! Further on is the fact that Bowser's personality is drastically different! Instead of the self-pronounced King Of Awesome (How he usually refers to himself in the Mario and Luigi series) he's a LOT MORE childish and seems more focused on marrying Peach than ruling the Mushroom Kingdom! Both his personality and reason are different so he might be a different character!

-Luckjes112 (Too lazy to log in)

Nope, because Bowser (Paper Mario) is the same with Bowser. aka Pinkie Pie The Zombie Bros. (talk · edits) 10:12, 26 January 2014 (EST)


This is my personal opinion, but I'm not sure we should call his personality in TTYD as dimwitted. Absent-minded is good. I'm just saying because there are times where he claims and proves that he's good at machinery and tactics. I'll let you experts decide.--Ladies-Man1 (talk) 18:31, 8 February 2014 (EST)

It's possible to be technically/tactically gifted and still relatively dimwitted in other fields, I should know. >> Also, does he make such claims within the game itself? It's been forever since I beat the game, but context is key. ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png Lord Grammaticus (talk) 18:39, 8 February 2014 (EST)
Maybe Bowser is just overconfident and easily fooled; not necessarily "stupid", but more... what's the word... Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 18:46, 8 February 2014 (EST)
Think hubris, something along that line. ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 19:02, 8 February 2014 (EST)
Well, I think I read something about him claiming he's smarter than Eggman. At least a thousand over in one of the Parties.--Ladies-Man1 (talk) 19:14, 8 February 2014 (EST)

You're thinking of Mario and Sonic, and keep in mind the hubris bit I mentioned: this is King "Stomping Fools Without Needing a Reason" Koopa we're talking about. Talking himself up is one of his most common personality traits in most games, so of course he'd say something like that. ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 19:18, 8 February 2014 (EST)

I suppose, but we might as well review how smart he really is. Just in case.--Ladies-Man1 (talk) 19:22, 8 February 2014 (EST)

does any one know were i can find a list of the bad thing's Bowser as done? Grand Master Gamer

There used to be a list of Koopa Troop plans, but now it's gone.--Ladies-Man1 (talk) 18:06, 19 August 2014 (EDT)

I think this quote may work better[edit]

“See, kidnapping Princess Peach is my calling in life! I don't care what you did; I'll find her and nab her!”
Bowser, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

What do you think? PikaSamus (talk) 19:32, 9 June 2014 (EDT)

I think this would work better.
“Hear this! I will kidnap Peach OVER and OVER again until I pull it off! Failure isn't an option! And neither is giving up! I'LL BE BACK! MARIO! GREEN 'STA- I mean, LUIGI!”
Bowser, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
User:Mugiwara1993 2:50, 15 June 2014 (EDT)
The original quote before someone changed it (without discussing it with anyone beforehand afaik) was a shorter version of the second option. I think an in-between version would be best, since the Luigi stuff is unnecessary but the rest of typical Bowser: "Hear this! I will kidnap Peach OVER and OVER until I pull it off! And no one can stop me! Losing is not an option! And neither is giving up! I'LL BE BACK!" (unless the quote's "hear me", which the original quote here read: I dunno which one's right). - Walkazo 11:34, 28 June 2014 (EDT)

Daimaō = sorcerer king?[edit]

If I'm not mistaken, Daimaō has quite a few different meanings, also related to magic, and the interesting thing is that in the North American manual of Super Mario Bros. Bowser is called a "sorcerer king". Even if "Great Demon King" is the typical translation used due to his appearance and the fact that he is an evil villain, could actually "sorcerer king" be the translation Nintendo chose to use for the word Daimaō referred to Bowser?

Mister Wu (talk) 21:35, 31 October 2014 (EDT)

Interesting. And quite possible, although I think "sorcerer" is an oversimplification on their part, as traditional uses of Daimaō (大魔王) (or at least just plain Maō) seems to be as kings of malevolent, magical demons (see Mazoku). The sinister aspect reminds me a bit of the Witch King from Lord of the Rings, actually, but "witch" isn't exactly a gender neutral title in regular use anymore, so I can see why they settled for "sorcerer". - Walkazo 01:01, 1 November 2014 (EDT)

BIS hp[edit]

It says that Bowser has 25 hp in the 1st battle in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, but the guide says he has 10 hp, but I believe that he has 25. Can someone figure out why the guide says that? DREAMYDARKBOWSER777 (talk) 19:28, 30 January 2015 (EST) GWAHAHA!!!

add these[edit]

add the fact that in wreck-it-ralph, he spits his fire at clyde and please add his brawl and smash 4 pictures Valehd (talk) 21:28, 13 March 2015 (EDT)

Retractable Spines[edit]

Shouldn't it be noted that Bowser's spines on his shell appear to be retractable as shown in Super Mario Galaxy?--- NinjaMario5

Navigation Template?[edit]

Where is the navigation template and why isn't finished or edited by now?!

What? You have to be more specific. I see the navigational template just fine. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 16:10, 27 July 2015 (EDT)


Shouldn't "King Koopa" Redirect here? not only is bowser The Koopa King but back in the old days bowser was just called King Koopa. Mariokid (talk) 09:17, 4 November 2015 (EST)

It already does. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 10:12, 4 November 2015 (EST)

False First Appearance[edit]

Has anyone other than me noticed that in the Mario Bros. (Game) Template that Bowser is listed as an enemy? I say we change his first appearance to Mario Bros. Unless that template is a mistake. --Kaptain Kremling (talk) 08:38, 25 March 2016 (EDT)Kaptain Kremling

He only appears in the Super Mario Advance and M&L: Superstar Saga remakes, which were released much later, so no, his first appearance was indeed Super Mario Bros. and the article should not be changed. - Walkazo 13:38, 25 March 2016 (EDT)

The evolution of the depiction of Bowser[edit]

I tried making sense of the evolution of the depiction of Bowser and indeed there are interesting connections to be made, however when looking at the artwork for Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, things becomes murkier. First, let's start with an image that is not attributed to SMB: TLL. This could be an artwork of Blue Bowser from that game:
Here the blue color of the skin is clear, while the red eyes, yellow hair and black eyebrows come from the depiction of Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. box artwork.
It is important to note that in the cover art for SMB: TLL the following artwork of Bowser appears:
But in the gallery we also have two other artworks of Bowser that we have to identify and that so far have been associated to SMB:TLL:
SMBLL Bowser NP Artwork.jpg
This first one is the cover art for SMB: TLL using the Super Mario World colors for hairs and eyes. While the red eyes are in the cover art for SMB and the red hair and eyebrows can be seen already in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! - released in 1986 -, in that movie, in the cover art for Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and in almost all artworks for Super Mario Bros. 3 the blue eyes can clearly be seen (in two of the artworks for Super Mario Bros. 3, actually, the original yellow hair and black eyebrows remain, too). For this reason I suspect that this image is actually a recolored and corrected artwork.
SMBLL Front Facing Bowser Artwork.png
This second image is actually present in the enemies section of Super Mario Bros. 3 in the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., complete with the red eyes(keep in mind that the artworks in the enemies' sections of the Encyclopedia are recolored, with Iggy even having the color of the rings in the eyes inverted in the SMB3 section!). It is therefore possible that this is a recolored Super Mario Bros. 3 artwork, since we also have the version of the same artwork with blue eyes and since in pretty much all other artworks for that game Bowser has blue eyes:
SMB Pinball-Bowser Playfield Detail.jpg
However, I would like your opinion on this and some directions on whether and how to include SMB: TLL in the section that deals with the evolution of Bowser's appearance.--Mister Wu (talk) 20:40, 16 April 2016 (EDT)

You can probably include the design differences in the Lost Levels section, or you can include an analysis of Bowser's design and design changes within the appearances section, which is a good and interesting use of appearance sections. If I were writing this, I'd put it as a separate paragraph right after the one that starts with, "Bowser's appearance has evolved over time." I must tell you right now, however, that you shouldn't put too many images in one spot. That being said, you may not need to show several images, just note the disparity of the colors such as The Lost Levels correcting the colors (though the claw color in the similar "corrected" artwork is orange) similar to how the size disparity in the games is discussed. If you must use several images, try creating one image made from several images such as this composite image just for saving space. This also applies to the images I'm seeing in the "Physical appearance" section, which I'm assuming you added. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 23:44, 17 April 2016 (EDT)


Wait a minute. I thought the quote was changed the Dream Team one (Which I think fits Bowser's personality waaay better), but then someone changed it to Bowser's Inside Story one and said that the quote had been changed without discussion so he was changing it back. But I thought it had been discussed on this talk page. Should someone make a TPP about it (I can't I'm not autoconfirmed). Ultimate Mr. L (talk) 15:42, 7 September 2016 (EDT)

You can make a TPP. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 01:11, 9 September 2016 (EDT)
Actually, the quote was already changed to the one from Dream Team...--Mister Wu (talk) 19:39, 9 September 2016 (EDT)
But was there any approval on the change? The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 19:09, 2 November 2016 (EDT)

Giant Bowser[edit]

Before you sigh and shake your head, I know the Giant Bowser article was merged and why. However, I have a proposition. One of the main reasons Giant Bowser was merged was a) Unofficially named, and b) Giant Bowser appears several different times under different circumstances and reasons. However, I'm wondering if an article for Giant Bowser should be recreated, but exclusively for Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. My reasoning is a) We have an article for Giant Luigi, and b) he is called Giant Bowser in-game (I think). Normally I wouldn't suggest, but considering Giant Luigi gets an article, it just didn't seem right that Giant Bowser didn't. I don't necessarily agree, but Giant Bowser is jealous of Giant Green 'Stache!
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 19:04, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

I agree yes they should be split. Why not make a proposal about it though since there was a proposal before, you might want to take the reasons from the previous one into consideration. Good luck! ;) The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 19:13, 20 October 2016 (EDT)
OK, then. My only worry is that people are going to start saying "Why don't we make an article for every version of Giant Bowser?" But I'll try it anyway. If the people don't want it, the people don't want it.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 19:20, 20 October 2016 (EDT)
Like I said before if you're worried about it, you got to think out the reasons carefully and go into full detail and explain why the change is a good idea. The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 19:22, 20 October 2016 (EDT)
Why is the comments section of my proposal showing up as raw code?
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 19:36, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

Make an article for Giant Bowser of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Settledproposal.svg This talk page proposal has already been settled. Please do not edit any of the sections in the proposal. If you wish to discuss the article, do so in a new header below the proposal.

passed 7-0
Before you sigh and shake your head, I know the Giant Bowser article was merged and why. However, I have a proposition. One of the main reasons Giant Bowser was merged was a) Unofficially named, and b) Giant Bowser appears several different times under different circumstances and reasons. However, I'm wondering if an article for Giant Bowser should be recreated, but exclusively for Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. My reasoning is a) We have an article for Giant Luigi, and b) he is called Giant Bowser in-game (I think). People may say "Why don't we make an article for every version of Giant Bowser?" The answer is this is probably the only time he is officially named. That and he needs more description than the other versions, namely how the state of gigantism is brought on (Rump Command) and Giant Bowser's attack options (that's what a lot of Giant Luigi's article is). Normally I wouldn't suggest this, but considering Giant Luigi gets an article, it just didn't seem right that Giant Bowser didn't. Giant Bowser is jealous of Giant Green 'Stache!

Proposer: Ultimate Mr. L (talk)
Deadline: November 3, 2016, 23:59 GMT


  1. Ultimate Mr. L (talk) Per my own proposal
  2. The RPG Gamer (talk) Per UML.
  3. Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) You have my support. (BTW, the proposal is kind of funny if you know what I mean.)
  4. Luigi 64DD (talk) I'll support this despite the fact that I know little about the subject matter because you have a good point. There must be equality!
  5. YoshiKong (talk) – Per proposal. Asides from being the same character, explaining the different gameplay mechanics, where and when Bowser is able to become giant in M&L3 and M&L4, what attacks he can perform, would be a good article to have remain separate from Bowser's general game section on his character page. And trying to prousely detail all this at Bowser#Size would just be overly consensing it, where it would better be presented somewhat like Giant Luigi.
  6. Alex95 (talk) I get it. We have a Giant Luigi article, but not a Giant Bowser article? If no name was officially given in the game, we can always give it the {{conjecture}} treatment. Per all.
  7. SuperYoshi1234 (talk) Per all.
  8. Pseudo-dino (talk) Per all.



Random Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 19:40, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

So it just needed someone to comment and the raw code disappeared? Weird.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 19:44, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

@YoshiKong So are you saying we should mention the Giant Bowser of Dream Team in the article (if the proposal passes)? Is that form officially named? There's enough to say on it, I guess.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 20:34, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

I'm not sure if it's officially named in Dream Team ({{part conjecture}} may be used if one of the two appearances are unnamed). But as the gameplay and concept is very similar to the Giant Bowser battles as controlled by the player in Inside Story, it would warrant an overview at the very least.

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 20:40, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

Considering his X version is called Giant Bowser X, I'm pretty sure we ca assume that he is officially named Giant Bowser in the game. Are you saying the idea is to cover every instance where Bowser's giant form is specified as Giant Bowser? In other words, that it's specified as more than just a larger Bowser? That was one of the main reasons the original was merged.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 10:30, 21 October 2016 (EDT)

There should be a link to the old Giant Bowser talk page here. Also, if I do end up creating the article, how do we deal with the Talk Pages? I would say delete the old one, but it contains a proposal, so it's kind of important. Would we merge the two?
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 10:35, 21 October 2016 (EDT)

I'd say merge it. No reason to get rid of it.
Also, I've noticed that a "Giant Bowser" does appear in a few other games, namely Super Princess Peach and Super Mario Galaxy 2, though he is unnamed in those as well. While the size portion of his article covers a good majority of his "Giant" appearances, should this proposed article cover his appearances in the mentioned game as well? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:33, 21 October 2016 (EDT)

I think that if this proposal passes, we have all Giant Bowsers who act differently from the regular Bowser, not just the size difference. Size difference should be mentioned at the top as "for games where Bowser changes in size, but no other difference, see Bowser#size."
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk).

That sounds wrong. I can't really think of any Giant versions of Bowser with special powers that aren't officially named. I would think that if we're including forms besides his Giant form in Inside Story, we should include all instances where there is a significant increase in size within one game. In other words, we would not mention his(for the most part) subtle size differences between games. But we would mention games such as Super Mario Galaxy 2 and the NSMB series, since there is an obvious size change in-game.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 15:14, 21 October 2016 (EDT)
Giant Bowser is different from Bowser made giant, though, otherwise the Bowser#Size section would suffice. I think you should do this: if there are indeed case where he's officially named in this way, cover them.--Mister Wu (talk) 17:21, 21 October 2016 (EDT)
So only Bowser's Inside Story and Dream Team. OK then.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 18:19, 21 October 2016 (EDT)
I'm starting to think we should list any instance where Bowser's size is shown changing in-game and just use {{part conjecture}} on the article. I'm thinking of the NSMB games, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Princess Peach, and maybe a few others I can't think of right now. Not the Super Smash Bros. games. In those, enlargement is a power-up anyone can use. Is this a good plan?
P.S. I noticed something about his transformations in NSMB Wii, NSMB2, and NSMBU. In Wii, look at his hair and eyes. They're glowing. Look at his attacks. He slams down into the lava without even flinching, when lava usually defeats him. In 2, watch his eyes when he rears back for a claw swipe. His eyes are glowing in the shadows. He can also control the lava by roaring. Finally, hover around him in the Junior Clown Car during the final battle of U. He uses different attacks while the player is the Clown Car. One of them is swiping at the player. When he swipes, his hand is on fire. But he didn't breathe on it. It lit on its own. Here's what I'm getting at. What if the Giant Bowser of the NSMB series is more than just bigger. What if he gains power over fire and lava besides his breath? This is probably a little too speculative to deserve a mention on the article, but I'm intrigued. Has anyone else noticed this?
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 14:15, 2 November 2016 (EDT)
Two important things: this is not the proposal that was voted, so please don't do that, it would be bad practice to abuse the result of a proposal to do what you want; secondly, there are far more instances where Bowser isn't affected by lava: SMB, NSMBW, NSMB2, SM3DL and SM3DW just to name a few cases in the Super Mario series; notably, in both NSMB2 and SM3DL Dry Bowser appears but in the credits screen Bowser is clearly unaffected by the lava he fell into. NSMB and MP10 are definitely not the rule.--Mister Wu (talk) 18:43, 2 November 2016 (EDT)
Sorry. Just something that popped into my head and I wanted to see if we should do that. But I guess it would be better to only list instances where it is specified as a separate form, i.e., officially named. That means just Inside Story and Dream Team.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 19:08, 2 November 2016 (EDT)
Sorry, I was in a bit of a hurry before, so I want to clarify: it's not that the idea is wrong, I just think that you should first do what the proposal states and then discuss this further matter in the discussions page of the newly created article, as the proposal now can't be modified anymore.--Mister Wu (talk) 19:21, 2 November 2016 (EDT)
Oooooh. That makes sense. OK, thanks.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 19:33, 2 November 2016 (EDT)

OK, with 7 supporters and 0 opposition, I will recreate the Giant Bowser article.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 10:24, 4 November 2016 (EDT)

Be sure to say what the outcome is below the SettledTPP template. Below is an example from the second proposal of splitting young E. Gadd from his adult self.

split 7-3

Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 10:31, 4 November 2016 (EDT)

Dream Team Quote vs. Inside Story Quote[edit]

I think we should change the quote. It's lengthy and doesn't show much of Bowser's personality. Here is the current quote:

MAAAARRRRIIOOOO! Are you seriously trying to start with me again?! I hear about this big meeting, and I'm all ready to act nice... But man, the second I see your face, Mr. Nice Bowser is GONE. Yeah, forget your dumb meeting! I'll pummel you and grab Peach!”
Bowser, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Here is the quote I think we should use. It's not too long and pretty much sums up Bowser:

“Hear me! I will kidnap Peach OVER and OVER until I pull it off! And no one can stop me! Losing is not an option! And neither is giving up!”
Bowser, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Any takers?
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 15:36, 4 November 2016 (EDT)

I actually do remember that Dream Team quote being on the page a long while ago, I'm not sure why it was changed. I do agree that the shorter and more representative, the better. The first quote is more ambiguous, less general (not every visitor will understand what "big meeting" he's referring to). The second one applies to his character in general, not just a specific situation like that first one.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 15:42, 4 November 2016 (EDT)
Despite liking the Dream Team quote a lot, I think it should still display the BIS one because yes it does show a lot of Bowser's personality, it shows how much he hates Mario and wants to kidnap Peach it even adds a lot more to his rude personality by calling the meeting dumb. He has a tendency to do that (i.e calling his minions idiots way too often). It totally goes to show how much he wants to destroy Mario (which is his goal). The second one just says he just wants to constantly kidnap Peach until he wins and he knows one day he will. Confidence isn't really part of Bowser's personality, he's normally ruthless he doesn't think he just does (like Yoda). That is the only time Bowser even says confident words like that (losing is not an option and neither is giving up), but if we go back to BIS. He totally talks to Mario like he has the many times they've crossed paths, and he is straight out about kidnapping to Peach (much like in the main series) so I think the BIS one should stay. The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 15:47, 4 November 2016 (EDT)
@Shokora That was me. I thought it had been officially decided, but I was wrong. @The_RPG_Gamer, you're right, confidence isn't part of his personality. But think about. He is defeated again and again and again... (2 hours later) ...and again, but keeps coming back! The Dream Team quote shows it. Also, like Shokora said, the Inside Story one mentions the meeting about the Blorbs and not everyone who looks at this page will know about it. (I didn't know for a while.) I do admit, though, that the quote should have something to do with his hating Mario. But if you can find one with all of the qualities of the Dream Team quote and the Mario-hating aspect, please do!
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 16:15, 4 November 2016 (EDT)
Absolutely the Dream Team quote. Per The-User-Formerly-Known-As-YoshiKong (Shokora). Also, I don't know why it's being treated as the BIS quote being the default, it's been the DT quote for YEARS - the "discussion" that The-User-Formerly-Known-As-HUGE FIBBER listed in the edit summary was from *2013*. - Reboot (talk) 23:35, 4 November 2016 (EDT)
That was an accident I put #Quote and it lead to the first one with that headline. The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 23:42, 4 November 2016 (EDT)
@Reboot That was incorrect, I checked the edit history and it has the BIS one. The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 23:45, 4 November 2016 (EDT)

the dream team quote is better for every reason shokora listed. --Glowsquid (talk) 23:51, 4 November 2016 (EDT)

Well I guess we should use that then although I wind we did this earlier. The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 23:56, 4 November 2016 (EDT)
How about this one
“WHAA--?! IT'S YOU! That's it, Mario! I'm gonna stomp you into space bits!”
Bowser, Super Mario Galaxy

The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 00:06, 5 November 2016 (EDT)

The Dream Team quote is better. It describes Bowser way better than the one from Inside Story. --LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 00:56, 5 November 2016 (EDT)

Nicknames and Aliases section[edit]

This section could use an overhaul. Half of it is one-time insults by various individuals. Have a look at this proposal. If that was done for Mario, the same thing should be done here. I mean, "Mr. Getsfoiledallthetimebytheredguywiththemustache"cis included in the aliases section! This is ridiculous!
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 14:13, 24 January 2017 (EST)

Bowser's laugh (Super Mario 64)[edit]

Is it possible that they used Bowser's laugh for Boo's laugh in Super Mario 64 in order to save space on the game's cartridge?

If so, do you have a link for it? Torey (talk) 23:28, 30 October 2017 (EDT)

Or maybe just to save on casting. I can confirm, however, that there is only one file, and it is labelled "boo." Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:30, 30 October 2017 (EDT)

9999 HP in Paper Jam???[edit]

This is insane! There's no way he has this much HP in Paper Jam. Does this mean that you can't KO him until he becomes Shiny RoboBowser? What happens if you hack to do so? Or does this mean that you have to deal 9999 damage before he becomes Shiny RoboBowser? I just want to know one thing: is this correct???
The preceding unsigned comment was added by ‎YoshiFlutterJump (talk).

"[...]it is not possible to bring their health down all the way. After enough turns have passed, the two 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." Yep. Not sure what would happen if you do manage to bring their health down all the way, likely a game crash if other boss fights with a scripted event are any indication. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 09:08, 16 November 2017 (EST)
I'm not so sure about being impossible without hacking. This video shows Luigi dealing over 14000 damage to Shiny RoboBowser using Balloon Blast, Level 100 characters, and max stats due to beans...without hacking. The only problem is that Mario went first and triggered the transformation before Luigi could attack. -YFJ (talk · edits) 16:19, 16 November 2017 (EST)
Sounds to me like the Bowser's simply transform once enough damage has been dealt.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 16:21, 16 November 2017 (EST)
I guess it depends on which one happens first: the turn or the health limit. I don't have the game, so I have no way of actually testing this myself, though. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 16:25, 16 November 2017 (EST)
I'm pretty sure it's the health that both Bowsers lose combined. Once they lose enough, the second part begins. Saw GreenKokiri's video on the final boss and the LMan no damage video, and it "is" the health affecting the transition. – Owencrazyboy9 (talk) 16:47, 16 November 2017 (EST)
The strange thing is that it doesn't take 9999 damage to trigger the transformation. I literally just replayed the boss fight, and it seems to only take 2000-3000 damage total to either Bowser. I am currently trying to perform the experiment in the aforementioned video. -YFJ (talk · edits) 23:01, 16 November 2017 (EST)
I think that they transform after a certain amount of health is depleted, regardless of if it kills them or not. Chat Man (talk) 22:05, 16 November 2017 (EST)

Bowser's "Language"[edit]

We all know Bowser can speak(though in some game we'd like to forget it), but in Mario Odyssey's opening cutscene, it's shown that he actually says Mario and Peach's names when speaking, implying that the usual grumbles are actually some Koopa language. OmegaSilver (talk) 06:41, 30 December 2017 (EST)

I think you'd better compare the grumbles to the gibberish of the various characters in the game: it is a replacement for various lines since full dubbing would require much more work (and a new recording session for each game, something which doesn't tend to happen in spin-off games).--Mister Wu (talk) 19:06, 30 December 2017 (EST)
Yeah. He says things clearly in some games (Bowser's Inside Story notably).--Thatguy62 (talk) 19:15, 30 December 2017 (EST)

Please Redo the ‘Paper Mario: Sticker Star’ Section[edit]

The Paper Mario: Sticker Star section really needs to be redone. One of the paragraphs is about 85% run-on sentence, and other paragraphs have some spelling, gramatical, and other mistakes. There is also a mistake in which an incorrect amount of Royal Stickers are listed; there are SIX ROYAL STICKERS, NOT FIVE. Finally, there is a lot of room for improvement in that section overall alongside the mistakes. Yes, I know that Paper Mario: Sticker Star didn’t quite meet the expectations of gamers and Mario fans, but it at least had a decent storyline, good side-quests and side-stories, and at least somewhat of a backstory for each of the bosses, so please, at least make that section of this Wiki page presentable. Thank you for taking the time to read this and taking action to improve this Wiki page.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

I was never too great of a writer, and I don't have the game, but I'll see what I can do. This page is only semi-protected, and you'll be able to edit such pages if you create an account and make five edits. And please, remember to sign your comments with four tildes (~). Also, if you ever feel like your questions have been overlooked, feel free to add {{talk}} above it. This adds it to a list of unanswered questions. -YFJ (talk · edits) 16:25, 16 January 2018 (EST)
Never mind, it looks like someone already fixed it 12 days ago. -YFJ (talk · edits) 16:33, 16 January 2018 (EST)

Super Mario World[edit]

Should we mention that he remain the lack of the spiked cuffs in the Game Boy Advance remake which normally wears on his arms? -- 06:54, 17 January 2018 (EST)

Probably not, it'd be more challenging to find an on-model graphic in Super Mario World in the first place. I think it's only really necessary when the versions change something between them. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 08:03, 17 January 2018 (EST)


The article has a quote from SMO of Bowser commenting on the Invisibilty Cap. But that can only be obtained after completing the Moon Kingdom. Can the final boss be refought or is the quote found in the games code? It should be mentioned on the article.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 13:37, 15 June 2018 (EDT)

He can be refought by collecting 999 Moons and entering the Bowser painting in the Weeding Hall. BlueYoshiYoshisStory.png Yoshi Egg 1990 Red-yoshi-with-umbrella.jpg 13:52, 15 June 2018 (EDT)
Ah, I see. (Though the Power Moon page says it only requires 880. 999 unlocks a Mushroom Kingdom celebration.)
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 13:55, 15 June 2018 (EDT)

Bowser's Official Height?[edit]

If Mario is 5'1" and Petey is 12'9", then what is Bowser's height? What about the other characters? What are they're heights? I'm mainly concerned about Bowser right now, because I've read his article, and learned a lot from the "size" section. Sometimes, Bowser is depicted as slightly taller than Mario, other games show him considerably taller than Mario, and then there are others that make his height double Mario's height. Does that mean his maximum possible height is 10'2"? Is Luigi 5'5"? Both Princesses are 5'4"? I'm not jumping to conclusions, because I want to remain in accordance with the wiki's writing standards. Please clarify this information for me- MarioManiac1981 ((talk))

You'd better fix the typo you bolded, anyway Bowser doesn't have an official height, just like all the other Mario characters, there are just reference size charts for third partiesMedia:Mario 3DS chart.png that Nintendo quite often doesn't evenMedia:Captain toad odyssey.jpg followMedia:SMO-ND0913-SCRN20.jpg in their own games anyway.--Mister Wu (talk) 21:01, 18 September 2018 (EDT)

What's his last name?[edit]

Does anyone know Bowser's last name? If it's Koopa, then he's related to the Koopalings in SOME way as their last name is Koopa.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Svtopdog (talk).

No? Plenty of people have the same last name and are unrelated, particularly in fictional works where species surname is common. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:43, 1 March 2019 (EST)
The Koopalings' last name is not acknowledged in Japan, anyway, so it cannot be used as argument in favor of finding a relationship like the original one in the current story. Nintendo deliberately chose notto have said relationship, keeping the original story intact and unrelated to the current one.--Mister Wu (talk) 17:59, 2 March 2019 (EST)

Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games[edit]

Shouldn't the Latest Appearance text be changed to Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, or should we just wait until the game is out...??? --Tent2 (talk) 22:27, April 3, 2019 (EDT)

We always use released game for the Latest Appearance part of the infobox, which means Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games can't be added right now.--Mister Wu (talk) 09:02, April 4, 2019 (EDT)

LEGO Super Mario Apperance[edit]

I personally know nothing about LEGO Super Mario, but Bowser's page has no information on his appearance there. Also, I do not know if LEGO Mario is substancial enough to warrant a latest appearance? What do you think?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by DaBluePipe (talk).

It probably shouldn't count as latest appearance since it's just merchandise. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 12:03, August 7, 2020 (EDT)
It is not the sort of thing we count as an appearance. Master of Masters KHXBC.png Keyblade Master