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Taking Out The Trash: Fascist Koopas don't learn

August 06, 2018 1 min read

[When I put out last month's Blogger's Wanted prompt, I thought we'd try something a little different and talk about all the games we take down fascist regimes in and the fun ways we may obliterate Nazis and those similar to them. I didn't really think about the Koopas fromSuper Mario Bros. fitting in there, but Genoforprez makes a pretty solid case about Bowser having these qualities. - Pixie]

Look, someone has to take the low-hanging fruit and write about gaming's most famous fascist, Bowser goddamn Koopa, so it might as well be me.

It would be easy to write about all the ways that Bowser obviously fits the definition of a fascist dictator with a fascist philosophy. He’s all about overthrowing the existing government by force and installing himself as the nation’s “dear leader.” He desires and expects a never-ending flow of respect and praises in his direction. He deals with all opposition with cruelty and force—whether it’s political opposition or opposition from within his own ranks. He has even multiple times tried to rewrite history or steal/destroy priceless cultural artifacts from other nations!

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