Talk:Bowser Statue

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Gray or Grey?[edit]

Should this article be moved to Gray Bowser Statue? Or are both spellings of gray/grey acceptable? --Yoshi62620px 03:24, 16 January 2007 (EST)

Both are correct, but Gray is more common. I will move the article. -- Son of Suns

Where did the name come from?[edit]

Where did the name come from? Is it official?--

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05:04, 6 May 2014 (EDT)

I think that the Minigame in DS says "Bowser Statue", but that's the only proof I can think of. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 05:15, 6 May 2014 (EDT)

Bowser statue is a better name[edit]

Shouldn't this be moved to "Bowser statue" due to the fact that that's an in-game name? Either way, the current name is a misnomer, as some of them, such as in the Mario Kart Wii remake of Bowser's Castle (N64), they are brown and not grey at all. For that matter, the giant Bowser statues fromMario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii could be potentially moved into the Bowser Monument page, due to having more similarities with it appearance- and size-wise, as well as being capable of movement. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:51, 19 September 2017 (EDT)

I think the bigger issue is that every lump of rock that looks like Bowser is being covered in this article. The "Bowser statues" in Destruction Duet have no points in common with the Gray Bowser Statues in Super Mario Bros. 3, beyond how they both look like Bowser - except one is a sentient species and the other is an inanimate object. An entire clean-up of the article should be the first priority, in my opinion. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 18:05, 19 September 2017 (EDT)

Split Bowser sculpture from this article[edit]

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don't split 1-9
Yes, that obstacle in New Super Mario Bros. 2 that shoots out horizontally-moving fireballs. It can't technically be considered a statue since its upright mounting position is a wall, and besides, it looks and acts different from the Bowser "statues" that appear in other games. Time to split?

Proposer: Toadette the Achiever (talk)
Deadline: February 17, 2019, 23:59 GMT


  1. Toadette the Achiever (talk) Per my proposal. (P.S. The name "Bowser sculpture" comes directly from the Prima guide)

#FanOfYoshi (talk) Per proposal. I wonder what's the Japanese name of both.


  1. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) Per my comment.
  2. Bazooka Mario (talk) Given that Bowser Statues also act and look different from each game (the statue from New Super Mario Bros. for instance), I think this proposal is splitting hairs.
  3. Niiue (talk) Not enough proof they're different things, imo.
  4. Waluigi Time (talk) This is being a little picky to me. Per all.
  5. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per all.
  6. Mario jc (talk) Per all.
  7. Sdman213 (talk) Per all.
  8. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per LinkTheLefty's comments.
  9. Doomhiker (talk) Per all, they look similar to other Bowser Statues, and what Bowser Statues' do varies, and according to LinkTheLefty they also have the same names as other Bowser Statues in Japanese, so these statues are most likely intended to be Bowser Statues, and per Doc von Schmeltwick a sculpture is a type of a statue.


It's a gargoyle head, which is indeed a subtype of statue. A bust is still a statue, remember. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:05, 3 February 2019 (EST)

Yeah, but before supporting or opposing, we'd have to find the Japanese names first. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 04:35, 4 February 2019 (EST)
I may ask to Mister Wu though. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 07:06, 7 February 2019 (EST)
In Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., New Super Mario Bros. 2's Bowser sculptures (200) have the same name as Super Mario Bros. 3's Bowser Statue (41) and Super Mario World's Gray Bowser Statue (60): 「クッパ石像」 (Kuppa sekizō). They have differences, but it's easier to group them together. LinkTheLefty (talk) 10:13, 7 February 2019 (EST)
And since "sculpture" is not capitalized, it is not intended to be taken as a proper noun. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 02:37, 8 February 2019 (EST)
It should be noted that New Super Mario Bros. 2 seems to have a different internal name (koopa_head; compare with Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2, which is KoopaStatue), and Mario Kart 8 features the return of the laser-shooting statues (which the Prima guide apparently calls "Laser Statues") originally unnamed in the English guides for Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario All-Stars, and Super Mario Advance 4 (so the Encyclopedia name for it may have been retroactive). Still, this seems like an "all or nothing" case, considering the behavior and appearance of Bowser statues in general is not consistent. LinkTheLefty (talk) 09:11, 11 February 2019 (EST)