: Ganondorf, Lord of PowerHOMEWORLD
: Super Mario World. With Mario the first of the heroes to fall after the Lifting of the Veil, Bowser and his Koopa Troop were finally able to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom. Their victory was short-lived, however, as Ganondorf and his dark armies soon fought them for control of their own world. The King of the Koopas has since lost his throne to Ganondorf, and has been pressed into his service.APPEARANCE
: Bowser is a perhaps best described as an anthropomorphic turtle-dragon. He possesses a massive, muscular body protected by a large, spiked turtle shell. A shock of red, fiery hair crowns his head, sharing space with large horns, and a snout not unlike that of a snapping turtle's belies a mouth filled with sharp teeth. His eyes are blue when he is calm or at ease, but become red when he is made angry or feeling aggressive. His hands and feet are clawed, and his long, thick tail is spiked like his shell. He is comfortable in any sort of clothing, or when wearing nothing at all; though he is frequently found wearing at least a spiked collar and spiked arm bands to protect the major, vulnerable arteries on his throat and arms.SEXUALITY
: The King of the Koopas takes whatever the King of the Koopas wants. Although he's partial to princesses and other dainty-looking things, as far as he's concerned anything that arouses him is worth a screw--and he's sired many children as a result of this charming outlook on life. PERSONALITY
: Bowser is impetuous, reckless, self-centered, and arrogant. He believes himself the rightful ruler of not only his Homeworld, but all of the worlds beyond it. He takes pleasure in "being the villain," and makes no pretense of being a good guy. That said, he is not without his virtues. He values the Koopa race, and views himself as the protector of his people, as well as those peoples who have allied themselves to the reptile nation. He has repeatedly worked with other villains, and even heroes, to achieve his ends, and is the picture of pragmatism in this way. He also seems to value "love" and the institution of "marriage." Indeed, perhaps the deaths of Mario and Princess Peach Toadstool are half the reason he despises his "master" as much as he does?HISTORY
: After robbing him of his nemesis, Ganondorf conquered Bowser's Homeworld. Let it not be said that the King of the Koopas went down without a fight, for the struggle was prolonged and violent. Eventually, though, Ganondorf prevailed, largely destroying the Mushroom Kingdom and the armies of the Koopa Troop. But seeing in the massive, powerful reptile that was their king a useful tool, Ganondorf elected to leave Bowser alive. A magical collar, it was thought, would keep him loyal. And for a time, it did.
Fortunately for Bowser, his age-old friend and ally, a powerful magician named Kamek, was able to reverse the spell and unbind his collar. But as his armies had been scattered, and his castle and kingdom destroyed, Bowser had little choice but to carry on playing the role of Ganondorf's loyal servant and enforcer. As such, he for now bides his time, waiting and watching for a moment to strike back against his "master," and to take from him all that is rightfully his--the Mushroom Kingdom, the armies of darkness, and the power to rule the multiverse.
Ganondorf presently underestimates Bowser's intellect, seeing him as more of a monster than anything else, and relies on him to act as the brawn for many of the plots of the Dark Council. Given the freedom that comes with being seen as "the big, stupid one," the once and future King of the Koopas plans, for now, to build alliances and a network of informants and resources that will, one day, allow him his coup. POWERS
: "What A Beast!:"
Bowser's chief power is that he is, well, extraordinarily powerful. He is enormously strong--capable of breaking through walls and manhandling creatures many times his own size--and resistant to damage. He has survived electrocution, being engulfed in magma, all sorts of explosions, falls from great height, and other nasty things that might well destroy a lesser being. His shell in particular is impervious to most types of damage, but even his unprotected body resists hurts. His clawed hands and feet are useful for slashing and slicing, but his powerful punches, tackles, and body slams are no less efficient at putting down threats."That's Pretty Hot!:"
Bowser is able to breathe fire, and he is extremely proud of that fact. Depending on his intentions and the placement of his foes, he can either ejects balls of fiery plasma over long distances or produce a shorter-ranged but continuous blast of flame from his mouth (which lasts until he runs out of breath). For the most part he has control over his fiery breath, but when throwing a tantrum or otherwise excited he will sometimes breathe smoke or emit sparks as he stomps and shouts around the room."Collared and Claimed!:"
Ganondorf's gift to Bowser was unintentional, but rather useful. When Kamek unlocked the collar that Bowser wears, he did so by making the magic recognize Bowser as its owner instead of Ganondorf. As a result of this, the collar itself is still perfectly useful when placed on others--it just binds them in loyalty to Bowser instead of Ganondorf.SKILLS
: Bowser is terrifying for most people, regardless of their Homeworld, and is perfectly capable of intimidating them with his size, his force of will, and his frightening appearance. He is also a strong military leader, a surprisingly good poet and singer, and a skilled close-quarters fighter. He understands magic and technology quite well, and has frequently utilized both to change his shape (in particular his size), to allow him transport (he is especially fond of flying machines and airships), and to arm his allies (with cannons, magic potions, mechanized robots, and more).
Bowser is a very good swimmer, utilizing his powerful tail and clawed limbs to maneuver through water much better than humans and their ilk, and the capacity of his lungs not only serves his fire-breathing but also allows him to remain underwater (or out in the vacuum of space) for minutes at a time. Finally, Bowser has a hearty and lasting constitution: He resists poisons and fatigue, and can keep himself going at any physical exertion long past what would leave others exhausted.FLAWS
: Bowser's great size and protective shell comes at a cost, and he's a bit slower and less agile than most. He's not easy to take down, but he sure is easy to hit. His distinctive appearance also makes it difficult for him to be inconspicuous, and stealth is not really his "thing." His berserk rages can also have unforeseen collateral damage if allies aren't there to rein him in, such as accidentally bringing down buildings or bursting through life-sustaining airlocks.
Mentally, Bowser is easy to seduce, trick, and incite. Flattery gets you everywhere with him, and despite his pragmatic outlook and occasional cleverness, he still seems to fall for the "oldest trick in the book"-style gimmicks. He can also be taunted into breaking rank and rushing on in, potentially springing traps and ambushes--though more often than not those who utilize this strategy against him find that they've bitten off more than they can chew.INVENTORY
: When not fighting with his bare hands, Bowser likes to utilize a Chain Chomp
as his weapon of choice, spinning it and hurling it at his enemies like some sort of sentient flail with snapping jaws. He also tends to carry several Bob-ombs
on missions, for when his brute force just isn't enough to break down barriers.