|Role||Main Antagonist, Playable Character|
|Relations||Koopalings, Bowser Jr.|
|First Appearance||Super Mario Bros.|
|Latest Appearance||NES Remix|
 Character Bio
Bowser, also known as King Koopa, is the main enemy of Mario since his first appearance in Super Mario Bros. (other than Super Mario Bros. 2) on the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). Bowser is the king of the Koopa race and has at least eight children (Iggy, Morton, Lemmy, Ludwig, Roy, Wendy, Larry and Bowser Jr.).
In general, Bowser's goal is to capture Princess Peach. His efforts are usually brought to a halt by Mario, often Luigi and occasionally others. Bowser's obsession with Peach even led to him to tell Bowser Jr. he was Peach's son.
In some games, he is capable of fluent human speech. In others, he communicates via a range of growls, roars and hisses.
 Game Appearances
 Super Mario Series
Bowser and his army invade the Mushroom Kingdom, using a spell that transforms the citizens of the kingdom into inanimate objects as well as kidnapping the only one that can undo the curse, Princess Toadstool. Each of the seven Mushroom Retainers are kept in castles, guarded by a False Bowser, while Princess Toadstool is inprisoned at Bowser's castle.
When the player has reached the final castle, Bowser will use the same attack pattern that is like his False Bowsers. He will spit fireballs and toss hammers, while leaping into the air. Mario can defeat him by grabbing the axe on the other side of the bridge. This will cause it to collapse and Bowser to plunge into the lava.
Bowser will also appear in all of the game's variations, including Super Mario Bros. Special, All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros., VS. Super Mario Bros., Super Mario All-Stars, and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe.
Bowser would return in World 8 of the Super Mario All-Stars remake of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
Bowser would reuse his plan from the previous game by using black magic to transform the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom, while kidnapping Princess Toadstool and hold her in his castle and the Mushroom Retainers in other castles.
Bowser could be found in the eighth castle and use the same attack patterns as in the original by throwing hammers and spitting fireballs. In this arena, there will be two pillars of blocks on the ceiling and a firebar on the end. When grabbing the ax at the end of the bridge, Bowser will plunge into the lava. He would later return in World D.
Bowser would return in Super Mario Bros. 3 with his henchmen, Boom Boom and the Koopalings. When the Mario Bros. have saved Pipe Island from Ludwig and returned the king to normal, Bowser would tell the Mario Bros. that he had kidnapped Princess Toadstool while they were out saving the lands. When Mario has reached the final room of Bowser's Castle, he will encounter Bowser. Bowser will breath two fireballs, then leap into the air and attempt to crush Mario. When Bowser ground pounds on a pair of blocks, they would be destroyed and if an entire column of blocks are destroyed, he will plummet into the massive pit and hit the ground.
During the events of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, he would have the same appearance as the original, but he won't appear until the twenty-seventh level in the e-Reader levels. He would also later appear in the thirtieth and final e-Reader level of the game, though this room is made up of all blocks that are seen in the original room.
 Mario Kart Series
Bowser has been confirmed as one of the playable characters in the upcoming Mario Kart 8.
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