Talk:Dry Bowser

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Okay, where is it ever said that Dry Bowser's full name is "Dry Bone Bowser"? NMRodo

Dunno, never heard about it either. If there's no proof, it should be removed. --Grandy02 14:08, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

I've gone ahead and removed it 25pxPaper Pikachu25px

Well,I know he's undead,but what proves that he's a dry bones?DBPM.pngCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

He's a skeletal Koopa. That's a Dry Bones. Pseudo-dino (talk)

This is my absolute favorite character. He needs to be in more games. Beecanoe (talk)

And how does that help the article? Pikmins.jpg' BluePikminKong497 17:48, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

I know this conversation is about a year old, but, Beecanoe, that kinda thing belongs on the forum,unless your saying that he is in more games, that we left out.And he was never called Dry Bone Bowser in any games, but it does make sense, because as Pseudo-dino said, Bowser is a Koopa, and this is a skeletal version of Bowser, thus meaning he is a skeletal Koopa, which is a Dry Bones. But his official name is Dry Bowser, so yes, it should be removed.--Smileymiley5001 11:45, 27 February 2011 (EST)

dry bowser is likely to appear in the next Super Smash Bros. no? User:Galaxymario99

That is pure speculation and belongs on the forums (if you even use them. I don't). And no. He's not that major of a mario character and it is very unlikely that he will appear in any Smash Bros.Mr L Render.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk) 20:34, 23 September 2016 (EDT)

Character Infobox Image[edit]

I'm kind of wondering why Dry Bowser's CSS icon from Mario Kart Wii is being used, instead of his Mario Kart Wii artwork for the infobox. I know that Dry Bowser's artwork has him with his kart, but it's the only artwork choice we have. Anyway, I just want some answers, regarding this. RedYoshiMK7Signature.png M&SG (talk) 23:08, 19 September 2011 (EDT)

I wonder that too. PikaSamus (talk)

We should probably change it to the artwork, even if the kart is there. It's still more descriptive than just a head-shot of him.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Marioguy1 (talk).

Dry Bowser in Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Do we have a source that confirms he is going to appear? YoshiHeadSSBU.png Tails777 Talk to me!SSBUStockIcon - Robin.png

Yes we do. There is a video on Youtube (which is now private) which shows the castle stage of the special world. He appears the boss there. He seems to fight the same way as the False Bowsers except that his flame is blue. I saw the video when it was still public and I can confirm that this is 100% true. Besides, the Source is in the Super Mario 3D Land page. (but it won't be of much use). User:MarioMaster720

Dry Bowser form and character[edit]

Similar to Metal Mario (there is the form and the character, I think Dry Bowser is a form and a character : in New Super Mario Bros., it is shown that Bowser becomes Dry Bowser. However, in Mario Kart Wii, Bowser and Dry Bowser are two distinct characters who can be seen together. However, I'm not sure if we should split the article because of this fact, but...
Banon (talk · edits) 15:51, 31 December 2012 (EST)

I don't think there's enough distinctions to split these two. You can make a TPP about it if you're passionate. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C)
I think just like you, but maybe we could write somewhere in the article that there is a form and a character, maybe just in Trivia "Oddly enough, in NSBW Bowser becomes Dry Bowser, but in MKW, we can see that they are two distinct characters." or something like this.
Banon (talk · edits) 16:44, 31 December 2012 (EST)
Personally, I see Dry Bowser to Bowser like how Baby Mario is to Mario. Since at one time of his life, Bowser becomes Dry Bowser, so using some sort of time machine that Dry Bowser is able to travel to the present time during MKW and participate in races like the Babies probably would. Do you get what I mean? MarioComix (talk) 18:12, 31 December 2012 (EST)
That is true and I get what you mean. But then, Dry Bowser is his own article. Wasn't it before that Dry Bowser was merged with Bowser or something and split off into this article due to him being separate? I find splitting off into Dry Bowser (character) is a little redundant. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C)
Miyamoto stated in an interview that the characters can have multiple personnalities, for example, Bowser keeps kidnapping Peach, but he can play football and karting with her. I think that's the same thing, it's not mainstream-canon. So, don't split.
Banon (talk · edits) 20:11, 31 December 2012 (EST)
Then again, according to that logic we should merge Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, others, and Metal Mario into their respective articles.BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C)
Maybe we should... The "Background" section could be bigger.
Banon (talk · edits) 10:39, 1 January 2013 (EST)
Mabye Bowser cloned himself--Luma & Dry Bowser Rock (talk) 22:13, 29 August 2013 (EDT)

Dry Bowser's Species[edit]

Has someone changed Koopa to Dry Bones on species?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Joelmcallister (talk).

Yes, but I think that makes more sense because like Bowser is a Koopa Troopa, the dead version of Bowser is the dead version of Koopa Troopas, a Dry Bones. MarioComix (talk) 21:12, 25 March 2013 (EDT)


Dry Bones is a character, not a species. Since Bowser is a Koopa and Dry Bowser is just a skeleton version of Bowser, then Dry Bowser should be a Koopa. Dry Bones himself is a Koopa. Why don't we put Koopa/Dry Bones under the species section instead? joelmcallister (talk)

The thing is, what a Dry Bones is, is a dead Koopa. Now that he is a dead Koopa, he is a Dry Bones. Like, if someone died they might become a ghost, instead of being a human, so this is a similar idea in which as he is dead he becomes a Dry Bones. Like how a Paragoomba becomes a Goomba when it loses its wings. MarioComix (talk) 20:49, 26 March 2013 (EDT)

Why do you keep changing this? Can't you just leave it?
Jovester 🍔👢💎👔 12:52, 27 March 2013 (EDT)


You know what, forget it. You can have him a Dry Bones if you like.
Jovester 🍔👢💎👔 12:53, 27 March 2013 (EDT)




I give up!!! joelmcallister (talk)

Dry bowser is creating in mario and sonic at the winter oylimipic games in hockey
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Daisy 187 (talk).

The reason his species should be changed to Koopa, is so that people can understand his connection with major charactors like Koopa Troopa. That's all I have to say Jovester 🍔👢💎👔 14:31, 14 April 2014 (EDT)

The fact is though, he is a Dry Bones as he is an undead Koopa. Yoshi876 (talk)

Not Bowser ?[edit]

I was watching videos of Mario Party Island Tour and something surprised me. Bowser himself says, and I quote, "Poor King Bob-Omb, up in smoke! What's next, [player] ? WHO ARE YOU ? Meh, whatever, the next guard (Dry Bowser) is a close family friend. BWAHAHA ". So, Dry Bowser is not just a skeleton version of Bowser, but also a separate character. Could Dry Bowser be considered a subspecies of Dry Bones ? It seems this concept is also present in other games, like Mario Kart (both playable) and Mario & Sonic (Dry Bowser works for Bowser).

Would this be worth mentioning in the page or trivia ? 191.169.219.70 23:48, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

No, it feels like Bowser could've been making a joke. And I see it in the same manner that Baby characters show up alongside their adults. MarioComix (talk) 01:43, 11 August 2014 (EDT)
In the PAL, all he says is stuff about drinking milk. I think Dry Bowser may be treated completely separate, like a parallel Bowser for the Dry Bones. We don't really know. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 02:01, 11 August 2014 (EDT)
It seems there were some differences in the translations of Mario Party Island Tour. Anyone knows what the japanese version or manuals say after King Bob-omb's defeat ? That's where Dry Bowser is mentioned 191.131.198.87 13:19, 15 August 2014 (EDT)
I would say his appearances in the mainstream games, notably New Super Mario Bros, should take precedence over something like Mario Party. Mario Party is not developed directly by Nintendo, and a mistake in the story concept is bound to happen. Considering this, I do not believe that a sarcastic sounding comment from Bowser is worth changing an article over. User:DrBogus

Add Information for Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

From what I've seen on the article as of May 13th, 2015 at approximately 5:55 PM, I haven't seen any info from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition at all. Can someone please add the article from the Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition game? It be a great help if you did!

P.S. Remember to do the same to the Bowser article. I haven't seen Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition info on there yet also!

From, Owencrazyboy9

Dry Bonehead Bowser/Bone Bowser[edit]

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We call him a Dry Bones currently, but as it stands, all other "Dry Bones" are skeletal Troopas, which Bowser is not---although Dry Bowser does have quite the beak. We don't count, for instance, Bony Beetle as a Dry Bones, even though it's a skeletal Koopa as well. Another thing is, the Japanese name makes no allusion to Dry Bones, simply being "Hone Koopa," while Dry Bones is "Karon." It is admittedly similar to Dull Bones's name, Honenoko, but only marginally and that's an almost certain coincidence, especially since they're structured differently. My point? For all intents and purposes, Dry Bowser is not a Dry Bones. He is no more a Dry Bones than Bone Piranha Plant, Bony Beetle, Bone Dragon, or Zombone. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:59, 16 November 2017 (EST)

True. Perhaps we should rename it to "Skeletal Koopa". MarioComix (talk) 23:52, 16 November 2017 (EST)
Effectively, as the page for Dull Bones reminds us, hone (「骨」) simply means "bone" in Japanese, hence Dull Bones being called Honenoko (Bone Koopa Troopa), Bony Beetle being called Honemetto (Bone Buzzy Beetle), the Bone Piranha Plant being called Honepakkun (Bone Piranha), Bone Goomba being called Honekuribo (Bone Goomba) and well, Dry Bowser being called Hone Koopa (Bone Bowser). Since the other bone version of the enemies weren't called in Japanese with a name related to Karon I guess the relationship is more that of Dry Bones being possibly a source of inspiration, rather than being the same species.--Mister Wu (talk) 08:53, 17 November 2017 (EST)