King Bowser Koopa
Bowser, the King of the Koopas


Bowser Jr., Koopalings, Koopa Troop


Mario, Luigi, many of the Mushroom Kingdom residents, etc.

First Appearance

Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Latest Appearance

Mario Kart 8 (2013)




Shigeru Miyamoto



Bowser (or The Great Demon Koopa in Japan) is the King of the Koopas and is the primary antagonist of the Mario series. He is always trying to make Mario fail but he, the Koopa King, or his childen always foil his plans. Bowser had also been attempting to repeatedly to kidnap Princess Peach, sometimes to conquer the whole Mushroom Kindom, and even the entire universe. Despite his evil nature he is sometimes forced to help Mario and his crew against many of the common foes. In spin-off sports Bowser is occasionally a playable character at the start numerous times though. He is usually a minor villian in the Mario RGP games, where he is not the final boss. Bowser is the nearly the only character who appeared in almost all Mario-games. However as an anti-hero, Bowser would simply desire "just to save a bunch of worlds(-Super Paper Mario)". His first appearance was Super Mario Bros., his latest appearance is Mario Kart Arcade GP-DX.

Creation and DevelopementEdit

Bowser was created by Shigeru Miyamoto as chosen for the villian of the Mario series, where they considered him in the name of Kuppa, Bowser's name in Japanese. After these Korean-dished chosen names, Shigeru Miyamoto made the North American release for Super Mario Bros., which had Kuppa anglicize the spelling of Koopa. He later renamed the Koopa Bowser for the entire time. During the developement for the character Miyamoto wanted a manga-artist or illustrator for the main box-art depiction. As time goes on shortly, Miyamoto drew the inspiration for Bowser in a anime film, but Bowser was lacking horns in the early artwork. Miyamoto added horns for the Koopa and later asked many questions to staff-workers about having to draw the characters but, however the only problem was that Bowser's design caused something wrong, because Miyamoto has not drawn him often. They predicted how Bowser can actually be pointed out as a turtle. During those disscusions, Bowser's design further became better. Shigeru Miyamoto congratuated himself for the final, brand-new artwork of Bowser, and it was a success.