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Not the Same[edit]

Mecha Bowser and Bowser??? are not the same. They are two different bosses, they are of different sizes, they are made of different material, they are from different games, they are driven by different enemies, and they certainly have very different attacks. They also do not have the same name, obviously. These should be separate. --King Piranha Plant 20:45, 4 February 2007 (EST)

Split time. MayorPenguinPM.pngPaper Jorge

I'll do it. - User: Ultimatetoad

done. - User: Ultimatetoad

Too Many Images[edit]

There are too many images on this article. Four images in such a small (when compared to other articles) article is very messy. I was going to remove one of them, but I believe I should get other Users thoughts first. My Bloody Valentine

Yeah, there are two many; at least one of the Sunshine pics (I'd say the left one) should go in my opinion. We could arrange them into a Gallery to make it neater and avoid removing images, though, and I think I'll do that at least for the time being. YELLOWYOSHI398
Meh... That's not the only problem. It's called to as a "he" like many other bosses and enemies... TG

Super Mario Galaxy Bosses[edit]

There is 4 reasons why I should believe he should be added to super mario galaxies boss template:

1. The music changes on his planet

2. His level is named after him

3. He is the last thing in his level

4. When ever you hurt him( make something fall off) a check point lift will appear. This is down twice, the next time you hurt him he dies. Ganondox

Yes but it dosen't fight Mario unlike the Mecha Bowser in Super Mario Sunshine.--Yoshi - Mario Party 10.pngYoshidude99 06:02, 26 March 2011 (EDT)

Game Appearence Section[edit]

Is the game appearence section realy neccessary?I mean, we already have a history section for it so what is the point in a game appearence section?Should it be deleted? Plz respond- -Bowser45(Fun Isn't Infinite)

That section is necessary because the information is organized by series. Mario4Ever
Ok, thx for letting me know- -Bowser45(Fun Isn't Infinite)

Split the SMG Mecha Bowser off of this article[edit]

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split 7-2
The Super Mario Galaxy version of Mecha Bowser is so dissimilar to the actual Bowser mecha that debuted in Super Mario Sunshine that it honestly should just be split off. The only similarities the two have are that they are both robots and that they ALMOST have the same name (the SMG one isn't hyphenated). If it weren't for the name, they would be split already, since there is NO other connection between the two. Having them merged makes about as much sense as merging the two Mr. Es.

Proposer: 7feetunder (talk)
Deadline: August 7, 2016, at 23:59 GMT


  1. 7feetunder (talk) per proposal
  2. Quizmelon (talk) The Super Mario Sunshine variant is incredibly different from the SMG version. One actually looks like Bowser, the other looks like a robot - I'm not even fully sure why it's Mecha Bowser in the first place. Their differences in appearance, differences in the way you defeat them, differences in almost everything - they should definitely be split.
  3. Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) per all. Also, neither Mecha-Bowser or Toy Time articles don't really explain everything. You can fall down if you stay on the arm to long. It happened to me.
  4. Fawful's Minion (talk) The Super Mario Galaxy Meacha-Bowser hardly resembled Bowser at all. It was a completely different robot so we should split them.
  5. AfternoonLight (talk) Mecha-Bowser in Super Mario Sunshine looks like Bowser so, it has to split! Per all!
  6. SuperYoshiBros (talk) Who even thought these were the same in the first place?
  7. AwesomeLuigi97 (talk) Per all.


  1. Tails777 (talk) As of currently, I'd rather that this article make mention of the Mecha-Bowser esque planet. It's more akin to a planet and all planets, named or not, remain in their respective galaxy articles.
  2. Wildgoosespeeder (talk) It doesn't hurt to have it there. The wording could use better work to say that this is a resemblance or has similarities, not the real thing from Super Mario Sunshine in Toy Time Galaxy.


I personally don't think the Mecha-Bowser of Galaxy should even get an article. It's basically just a planet so the info should just be in the Toy Time Galaxy article. YoshiHeadSSBU.png Tails777 Talk to me!SSBUStockIcon - Robin.png

I have to agree with Tails here. I think the article is better off as a planet section in the Toy Time Galaxy article. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 17:31, 24 July 2016 (EDT)
I'd disagree: it has more in common with a boss than a planet. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 19:45, 24 July 2016 (EDT)
I agree with Tails777 (talk) and Baby Luigi (talk) more so than Time Turner (talk). That's kind of stretch or blurs the line there for a boss. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 00:08, 26 July 2016 (EDT)
I need to clarify something: I'm not necessarily saying that SMG Mecha Bowser deserves its own article; that is of little concern to me ATM. I simply feel that its information shouldn't be on this article for the reasons I've already stated in the proposal. PMTTYD Dark Bones.pngSig.png 05:46, 26 July 2016 (EDT)
You're calling for a split, but usually, when you want to split something off, unless stated otherwise, the thing you want to split off will get its own article. Would you want the SMG Mecha-Bowser get its own article, or merge it with Toy Time Galaxy's planet sections? That's where the TPP isn't clear about. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 19:05, 26 July 2016 (EDT)
Well, it's too late for me to change the proposal, so if I wanted to fix it up, I would have to cancel it and start over. I wouldn't mind SMG Mecha Bowser having its own article, and it could always be merged into Toy Time Galaxy with another proposal (we could also do it the other way around, but again, I'd have to start this over). SMG Mecha Bowser isn't that much less of a boss than Megaleg is, really. PMTTYD Dark Bones.pngSig.png 00:02, 27 July 2016 (EDT)

Can we even argue that it's not even "Mecha-Bowser", it's "Heavy-Metal Mecha Bowser"? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:50, 25 July 2016 (EDT)

Split the SMG Mecha-Bowser off of this article Redux[edit]

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split 2-2-11
Previous proposal by 7feetunder (talk) has some misinformation. The name of the Super Mario Galaxy boss is actually Mecha-Bowser, not "Mecha Bowser". This entire time, it seems the mission name Heavy Metal Mecha-Bowser was misread as "Heavy-Metal Mecha Bowser" and no one appears to have proofread it. I have since merged the SMG Mecha-Bowser information with the actual Mecha-Bowser as a result.

However, it's come to my attention that the two Mecha-Bowsers are similar in name only. Just about everything else is different, from its design to its battle tactics. Should the Super Mario Galaxy-related info be moved to Mecha-Bowser (Super Mario Galaxy), or should the article remain how it is?

Proposer: Alex95 (talk)
Deadline: May 15th, 2017, 23:59 GMT

Split the Super Mario Galaxy info to Mecha-Bowser (Super Mario Galaxy)[edit]

  1. Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) As long as it has length, I can support this.
  2. Ultimate Mr. L (talk) This is my "Plan B" (though the chances of my other choice not winning seem to be very low)

Leave Mecha-Bowser as is[edit]

  1. Alex95 (talk) I'm fine with this.
  2. The Koopa Bro. (talk) I feel like this works better.

Remove the SMG information and keep the information to the planet in the Toy Time Galaxy (more info in comments)[edit]

  1. Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) This is exactly what I was talking about it the comments.
  2. Baby Luigi (talk) Per my comments below. This acts more like a planet than its own boss, where in order to "defeat" it, you need to detach its parts by hitting the switch and watching it explode. It doesn't interact with you at all; the obstacles placed on this planet does, but in no way does it act as an entity independent of the enemy hazards placed on it, unlike pretty much every other boss. Even bosses such as Megaleg have independent actions. This is just pretty much a planet with a name.
  3. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per all. I would consider it a planet and not a boss because Mecha-Bowser itself can't interact with you at all.
  4. Alex95 (talk) I'd prefer this option. The more I think about it, the more it seems like this is a glorified robot planet thing than an actual boss, as you don't really fight it directly. Per Baby Luigi.
  5. Toadette the Achiever (talk) This option seems best, as Heavy-Metal Mecha Bowser is the only mission it appears in. Per Baby Luigi.
  6. YoshiFlutterJump (talk) We don't need a new article for a boss that only appears once. Just keep it to the Toy Time Galaxy page.
  7. Luigi 64DD (talk) Per Baby Luigi.
  8. LinkTheLefty (talk) I don't think the name "Mecha-Bowser" was necessarily attributed to the right object -- the subject in question is merely called a "toy robot" in the Prima guide, while the term "Mecha-Bowser" instead refers to the miniature, mechanical Bowser look-alikes (which the wiki currently has in the Mechakoopa article, although it might very well be a separate enemy). Since the mission is one of the few times they show up, I think its title was meant to specifically refer to these guys. Per Baby Luigi.
  9. Ultimate Mr. L (talk) It's technically a planet and it doesn't interact with you. It's really not even a boss. Per Baby Luigi.
  10. Lava Spire Daredevil Run (talk) Per Baby Luigi.
  11. Supermariofan67 (talk) Per all.


I'm honestly not sure how I want this to go, so I'm going to hold off on my own vote for now. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:47, 1 May 2017 (EDT)

Is it ok if I add another option to this proposal? It will contain my vote. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 12:49, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
Depends. What is it? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:51, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
It is option 3 I gave you (only without the moving combat info from to the new article as it is already there), as this is my preferred option. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 12:53, 1 May 2017 (EDT) Actually, more like correcting the info based on the other info. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 12:57, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
So, you mean have the Super Mario Galaxy section's main article be the mission itself? Mecha-Bowser acts more of a boss, so I don't think so. Though the combat can be added to the new page, or expanded on the current one. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:59, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
I have changed option 3 due to the removal of old option 2. Also, the combat is on the new page you created. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 13:02, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
The combat section is kind of already on the Heavy Metal Mecha-Bowser's layout, though. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:04, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
That is what I said in the previous comment. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 13:05, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
Yeah, you expanded on your comment when I hit save <_<
I'm honestly not sure what it is you want. The combat section is already on the mission page, and there is already information on the boss in the planets section. I don't think a third option is necessary. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:08, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
MarioWiki:Once and only once policy states that info should only be mentioned once. I just think that the info will be better suited just on Toy Time Galaxy page. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 13:34, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
Sure, but if the info is relevant to multiple pages, then I see no reason why the info can't be on multiple pages. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:37, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
I see no reason why to keep it on this article (since this is SMS's Mecha-Bowser which is clearly different from each other). Neither do I see the proposed page being the spot for it because, either (A) It will be short or (B) it will have to bring over the other info moved to the new article. Both options don't please me. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 13:45, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
Actually, I should let you figure out how the info should be dealt with. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 13:58, 1 May 2017 (EDT)

I don't agree with giving this its own article, nor do I agree with leaving it the way it is now, as this thing clearly isn't the same robot from Super Mario Sunshine. This thing behaves more like a planet than it does its own character. I think it's a better idea leave this as it is and perhaps redirect it as a planet name on the Planet List in the Toy Time Galaxy article. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:00, 1 May 2017 (EDT)

Boy, this whole thing got confusing quick...
Baby Luigi, do you mean something like this:
Main article: Toy Time Galaxy#Mecha-Bowser

A planet by the name of Mecha-Bowser also appears in Super Mario Galaxy, during the mission Heavy Metal Mecha-Bowser in the Toy Time Galaxy. However, the appearance and tactics of this version differs from the one in Super Mario Sunshine.

Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 14:15, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
Yeah, I think the best solution is to add a "distinguish" template or whatever on the top of Mecha-Bowser's article that leads to the Super Mario Galaxy planet. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:19, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
Okay, I understand that. I think it's a boss, but others may think it more of a planet, so we'll see how this plays out. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 14:25, 1 May 2017 (EDT)
@Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk): Sorry, the entire conversation earlier was really confusing to me. I wasn't entirely sure what you were trying to say, so I'm glad Baby Luigi (talk) came in to offer the exact option in a way I was able to understand :) Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 14:32, 1 May 2017 (EDT)

Sorry for coming late, but I have important information from the Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.. On page 100, in the Enemies section of Super Mario Sunshine, the box of Mecha-Bowser states:


and on page 133, in the section describing the first mission of Toy Time Glaxy, the box states:


Now, without going too much into Japanese, in both case the same name is used (「メカクツパ」), not only that, but even the same description is used (「クッパ型の巨大ロボット」). Finally, Mecha-Bowser of Toy Time Galaxy is referred to as 「鋼鉄魔王」, which roughly means steel demon/sorcerer king, a title which a clear reference to Bowser's 「大魔王」 (great demon/sorcerer king) title. As far as the Encyclopedia is concerned, we have evidence that they refer to the same thing.--Mister Wu (talk) 21:21, 3 May 2017 (EDT)

I did find they are both called by the same name, and they could very well be the same robot. However, the two behave and look very differently, as the one from Sunshine acts like a boss, but the one in Galaxy acts more like a planet. Does the encyclopedia say anything else? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:28, 3 May 2017 (EDT)
Unfortunately not in the Super Mario Galaxy section from what I've seen, as it is not in the Enemies section; I can add another detail though: the Mechakoopas in Toy Time Galaxy are called 「ミニメカクツパ」, which means Mini Mecha-Bowser, so the name of the mission refers to the actual Mecha-Bowser. I would also add that in the case of the Green Stars the ones of Super Mario 3D World were merged as well, even though they have a different role (although in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker the same stars are admittedly again a final goal).--Mister Wu (talk) 21:54, 3 May 2017 (EDT)
There's one problem - the full name equates to the mission title, meaning the toy robot is the eponymous Heavy Metal Mecha-Bowser. LinkTheLefty (talk) 22:10, 3 May 2017 (EDT)
True, but the description (「クッパ型の巨大ロボット」) is also the same, suggesting that we are still talking about the same Mecha-Bowser.--Mister Wu (talk) 23:23, 3 May 2017 (EDT)
Are there other examples of the book sharing key phrases across character descriptions like that? I don't think the name (or part of it) has to be taken too literally given that Mecha-Bowser shares the same Japanese name as general Mechakoopas, and if those are certainly different then I don't see why Mecha-Bowser and "Heavy Metal Mecha-Bowser" have to be the same. What they have going for them so far is that they're both described as a giant Bowser-modelled robot. LinkTheLefty (talk) 23:53, 3 May 2017 (EDT)