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September 23, 2018 2 min read
About four days ago, Twitter user Haniwa posted a short comic about Bowser using the new crown power-up from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (the same one that transforms Toadette into a Princess Toadstool look-a-like named Peachette) to reassign his gender before starting a relationship with Mario. From there, the internet went bananas.
Some have reimagined Princess Bowser as a buff and busty redhead, a determined ruler, a fanged diva, an Akuma-looking warrior, a demure and alluring office worker, or a friend to princesses everywhere. Others have used the opportunity to call back to official, canonical occurrences of Bowser's past transitions to queen status, or ponder what Princess Yoshi and Super Maria might look like. Still others have conjured up ideas of how Princess Bowser might have fared in past Mario games, or in official Nintendo infomercials, or even non-Nintendo games likePhantasy Star Online 2, and that's all still just the tip of the iceberg. Reigning Smash Bros. champ ZeRo even added Bowsette emotes to his Twitch channel fer cripes sake.
I started this post a couple hours ago then had to step away from the keyboard for a little while. In that time, the amount of Princess Bowser fan art out in the world had already expanded substantially, much of it lewd and veiny, and there's no signs of the flood subsiding any time soon. I would not advise searching for more at work, or any other place where you may be judged for stumbling upon pics of Futanari turtle-women doing their thing.
As you might imagine, Haniwa is little freaked out now that their off-the-cuff fan art has become an online phenomenon, but at the same time, they seem overjoyed about inspiring the imaginations of so many. It just goes to show that we don't get to choose why we get famous, or what people will most appreciate about what we decide to put out into the world, so we should appreciate whatever positive impact we may be able to achieve, no matter how strange or unexpected.
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