Happy Monday, friends. How did you spend your weekend? Cute. Nintendo fans spent their two leisurely days drawing Bowser fanart, also known as “Bowsette,” from Super Mario Bros.
I’m not surprised. Frankly, I salute you for it. Once again, Nintendo fans are letting the gears of their imagination turn, turn, turn. Fan art and subsequent fan theories are, as usual, a bit weird, but that’s what happens when a decades-old franchise moves forward without filling in the lore gaps about things like crown power-ups that turn ordinary mushrooms into princesses. Do you hear me, Nintendo? You bring this kind of thing on you.
The “Bowsette” tradition took root after a Malaysian artist, “Haniwa,” drew and tweeted a comic that depicted a twist in the ending of Super Mario Odyssey. After Peach refuses to marry Mario or Bowser, Bowser uses the recently revealed Crown power-up to become Bowsette. The last panel shows Mario and Bowsette laughing like a happy couple, presumably after being united in holy matrimony under Rosalina’s eyes (hey, if I were Mario, I wouldn’t let that sharp tux go to waste). You know what? If Nintendo isn’t going to finally close the book on the Mario-Peach-Bowser love triangle, I don’t blame fans for drawing their own storybook endings.
Fans started where Haniwa left off, and have been having a real time ever since. Most of Bowsette’s fanart are silly and hilarious, but be careful if you decide to Google the term – you don’t have to stray far from the safety of your front porch to find NSFW material.
Japan, for example, took the meme, started running with it, and hasn’t stopped yet.
歴 代 マ リ オ シ リ ー ズ の ク ッ パ を ク ッ パ 姫 に 変 え た ら 超 か わ い い と 思 う の で 描 い た pic.twitter.com/rGKHJ4neMo
& mdash; コ ン ノ ト ヒ ロ pixivFANBOX は じ め た よ (@tohirokonno) September 23, 2018
Remember that Bowsette can crush your head between your thighs, “like a sparrow egg.”
Give it up now, Mario. You don’t have a chance.
Try following this one: Peach dons a Bowser shell, Bowser wears a crown and… adventures ensue.
Oh, sorry, does all this Bowsette “bother” you? Sonic Sez: “Oh my sweet summer girl, what do you know about weird fetish fan art?”