Alternate Title: King of the Koopas... and the Self-Proclaimed Overlord of All the Mushroom World’s Evils
“TANSMSE”: “The (All-New) Super Mario Super Extravaganza,” my personal idea for a 21st-century animated TV series based on Nintendo's “Mario” franchise
When I first conceived the idea for “TANSMSE,” I started by creating “group portraits” of characters that would appear in the show’s cast; most of these are now just inferior-quality to me, as I’ve finalized the show’s art style and character designs, so I want you to get accustomed to the finalized designs of the “TANSMSE” characters. This is the show’s interpretation of Bowser, the King of the Koopas.
The show’s official writer’s bible would give him the following bio:
“His Most Repulsive Excellency Sean Morton Koopa, almost universally known by the nickname “Bowser,” is the great and mighty monarch of the evil-driven Koopa Kingdom. If you think his flamy mane and fiery breath are hot enough, wait until you see the unquenchable fire of his heart ― it rages with a burning hatred for all those of the Mushroom World’s inhabitants that stand for good and right, namely, everyone in the Mushroom World except the population of the Koopa Kingdom itself. In fact, he hates them so much that he will stop at nothing to want them destroyed! And to fulfill this colossal desire of his, he hatches tons of devious and dastardly plots against the good guys and gals of the Mushroom World and their various kingdoms. As far as Freudian psychology is concerned, Bowser’s ego and super-ego are driven almost exclusively by his id. That ugly, uncouth, and altogether beastly turtle-dinosaur hybrid is full of unmitigated selfishness and misanthropy. He’s so intimidating and vicious that he will not allow any of his kingdom’s inhabitants to question his authority.
Bowser and his followers will do lots of despicable and nasty things to dispose of any government, military, defense force, national hero, or ordinary good citizen that dares to contend with them or stand in their way: they will capture, trick, bribe, threaten, attack, and insult; they will commit murder, fraud, theft, arson, privacy evasion, and just about every other crime you can think of; and they will use a countless array of powers, from the innate to the talisman-based, to defeat all the good guys. Bowser has a wide variety of mischievous supporters who range from his wretched wife Clawdia Koopa, to his maniacal military forces (an army commanded by General Koopatton, a navy captained by Admiral Kooporter, and an air force led by General Koopearson), to his fourteen black-sheep minions, the Koopalings. Bowser and the Koopa Kingdom’s other denizens are enormously destructive to the point where they will lead everyone’s lives into abysmal misery, but somehow or other, there’s always a good guy who manages to crush the Koopa populace’s ambitions. Bowser’s evil name is feared so much that it is at the very top of every wanted list in every single good nation of the Mushroom World, and he is the Mushroom World’s answer to all of the worst dictators in the Real World’s history.
Bowser has enemies in every denizen of every kingdom other than his own (with no room for exceptions!), but there is no one whom he can call a firm archnemesis, apart from the Mushroom Kingdom’s national hero, Mario. Before Princess Peach came of age and took charge of the Mushroom Kingdom’s government, Bowser used to frequently subject her to kidnapping, with the intention of turning her into his bride; upon hearing of it, Mario would be challenged to battle Bowser to save Her Highness. This happened no less than twenty-five known times before he gave up on Peach and decided to concentrate his attention on females who lead kingdoms other than the Mushroom Kingdom; furthermore, Bowser’s true wife, Clawdia, hated every moment of it. But at some ultra-rare point in this show’s run, he just might kidnap Peach yet again ― but not out of love, as he’s come to hate even her.
Although Bowser, with his nasty disposition, has an adamant unwillingness to serve anybody, at one point while suffering from amnesia, he was the rookie to a shadow thief. But in his mentally natural state, the Koopa King would threaten to scorch anyone whom he suspected of even thinking about becoming a boss to him.”
NOTE: The final paragraph of Bowser’s bio references how Popple the Shadow Thief has an amnesiac Bowser as his rookie during the events of the Game Boy Advance RPG “Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.”
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