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Background information
Feature films
Television programs The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World (T.V. series)
Video games Super Mario Bros. series
Park attractions
Voice Kenny James
Performance model
Character information
Other names King Koopa, Great Demon King Koopa, Lord Bowser, King of Awesome
Personality Mean-spirited, egotistical, cantankerous, prideful, rational, relentless, comical, cold-blooded, stingy, power-hungry, hot-tempered, bellicose, crafty, wicked, violent, brutish, callous, ungenerous
Appearance Yellow armor, peach underbelly, sharp teeth, spiked green shell
Occupation King of the Koopas
Affiliations Bad
Goal Kidnap Princess Peach (even marry Princess Peach so she can be Bowser’s prisoner) and rule the Mushroom Kingdom
Friends Dark Bowser, Bowser Jr. (son), any members of his Koopa Troop, Wreck-it-Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph movie only)
Enemies Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Donkey Kong, Princess Daisy, Diddy Kong, Toadsworth, Rosalina, Wario
Minions Kamek, Koopalings, Broodals, Koopas, Goombas, Bob-ombs, Elite Trio, Shy Guys
Likes Princess Peach
his son, kidnapping Princess Peach (even marry her as Bowser’s prisoner), riches
Dislikes Mario and his friends, Mario interfering with his plans, Mario ruining his plans and vacations, losing
Powers and abilities Fire breath
superhuman strength
superhuman resistance
superhuman speed
superhuman agility, dark magic, teleporting, electrokinesis, flight, shape-shifting, telekinesis, skilled fighter, intelligence
Fate Defeated by Mario (Mario Series)
Becomes friends with Wreck It Ralph (only in Wreck-It Ralph) (non-canon)
Quote "Did somebody page the king of awesome?"

King Bowser Koopa Sr., known commonly as Lord Bowser, King Koopa, or simply Bowser, is the main antagonist of Nintendo’s Mario franchise and Mario's arch-nemesis. Bowser usually kidnaps Princess Peach to try and marry her and rule the Mushroom Kingdom and sometimes even the galaxy. Bowser is the ruler of the Koopas. He has shown a softer side and sometimes sides with Mario, but he has still remained Mario's archenemy. Bowser made his debut in Super Mario Bros. in 1985.


Bowser's appearance differs greatly from most Koopas,who look like bipedal turtles. Bowser is larger than other Koopas, and has sharp teeth and claws. He has a giant shell with spikes on them, so his enemies cannot jump on his shell. He has spiked collars on his arms and neck.


So far, Bowser has appeared as the main villain in the majority of Super Mario games, but has also made appearances as either a minor villain or even hero in several other games. As with most major Nintendo characters, he appears in most of the sport and party games of the Mario franchise. His stats in those games make him obviously powerful, but a little slow. In a few RPGs he also sometimes team with up Mario and Luigi. He is the main villain and the final boss of most sidescrollers and 3D platformers (Bowser Jr. is the main villain in Super Mario Sunshine). At the end of a few of them he seems to die (such as Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario 3D Land, where he falls into lava, Super Mario 3D World, where he explodes in a fireworks explosion, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, when a castle falls on top of him), one such death near the beginning of the game he is revived on-screen by Bowser Jr., but at the end of most, is shown to survive. The chronology of much of these games, if any, is unknown. He is said to be "soundly defeated" (presumably killed, given the way it was said) by Mario prior to the events of Luigi's Mansion, but was presumably revived by Bowser Jr. before Super Mario Sunshine.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Bowser seems like the main villain at first, as he kidnaps Peach. However, when Smithy emerges as the true main antagonist and takes Bowser's Keep, Bowser and his minions try to take it back (through many desert him). He eventually joins Mario's team so he can get his castle back, and helped destroy Smithy and his followers.

Kids Choice Awards Cartoon War

Bowser is the Side Proanogaint in kca cartoon war deafeating sponebob's arm in 2019.

Paper Mario Series

Paper Mario

Bowser is the main villain in the first Paper Mario, using the Star Rod to become invisible. Mario rescues the Star Spirits and gains the power to counter Bowser's Star Rod and defeat him. He is sent flying into the distance wheny his machine explodes from the intensity of the battle.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

In the sequel, he plays a more minor role, with the player controlling him in an event after each chapter and he is always one step behind Mario. Bowser is fought as a boss in Chapter 3, but is eventually defeated by Mario. Towards the end of the game, he inadvertently foils Grodus's threats when he falls through the ceiling of the Palace of Shadows. He then attacks Mario without giving him time to heal. Here, he returns as the penultimate boss of the game alongside his assistant Kammy Koopa. However, Mario defeats him one last time, knocking both Bowser and Kammy out. braeden gaves bowser a centillion gadget hats then Bowser destroyed by super sentai ultimate howling cannon bazooka finisher.

Super Paper Mario

In Super Paper Mario, Mario saves Bowser from Count Bleck, who forces Peach to marry him to create the Chaos Heart.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Mario & Luigi Series

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time