fictional character from the Mario franchise
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Bowser is a character in the Super Mario video games. He is the evil Koopa that takes over the Mushroom Kingdom and kidnaps Princess Peach. He is the main enemy to Mario. He has spikes on his back, breathes fire, and is bigger than normal koopas. He was ranked #1 in the Top 50 Video Game Villains of all-time list by the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2013.[1]

Game series Mario
First game Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Designed by Yōichi Kotabe
Voiced by (English) Marc Graue (1994)
Scott Burns (2002–2010)
Eric Newsome (2007)
Kenny James (2007–present)
Harvey Atkin (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World)
Jack Black (2023 film)
Voiced by (Japanese) Naoki Tatsuta (BS Super Mario Collection)
Akiko Wada (Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach!)
Masaharu Satō (Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.)
Live action actor(s) Christopher Collins/Patrick Pinney (King Koopa's Kool Kartoons)
Dennis Hopper (Super Mario Bros.)

Video games


Bowser's first appearance was in Super Mario Bros. as the last boss, in the last level. The first seven castles in the game had Bowsers, but they were actually his minions, who were disguised as him. The real Bowser is in the eighth castle, the last one.

Bowser's kids, called the Koopalings, were bosses in Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and New Super Mario Bros. U. However, after Super Mario World, The Koopalings were no longer said to be Bowser's biological kids, since they are now adopted children and Bowser Jr. is now his biological child. In Super Mario World, Bowser appears in a clown car and throws Mecha Koopas.

When Mario moved to the Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Bowser was again the main bad guy. In the remake of this game, Super Mario 64 DS, he is fought as a boss three times.

He also appears in the Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph.[2]


  1. "Bowser Crowned 'Greatest Video Game Villain of All Time' in Poll for Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer's Edition". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. "The Familiar Faces of Wreck-It Ralph". IGN. Retrieved 5 May 2014.

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