In single-player mode, he is AI-controlled, although a second player can optionally control him as well.[4]. The Junior Clown Car's hurtbox now takes priority over his own hurtbox, making it harder for opponents to deal additional damage to him. This aspect of his personality was explored in greater depth in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam with his friendship to Paper Bowser Junior, and the depths the two go to try to keep Paper Bowser Jr. from being forced to return to his own world. Eventually, the heroes are returned to normal and Jr. and his father are restrained after the latter's defeat. When the two realize that their son's can barely move or speak because of their injuries fighting Mario, the Bowsers become enraged and cradle them in their arms. His personal Junior Clown Car also comes back. Bowser Jr.'s reach isn't the greatest, but his speed is at a decent level. Bowser Jr.'s whining abilities are shown in this game where his screams reach supersonic levels. When Mario and Kamek are about to enter Bowser's Castle, Boss Sumo Bro attacks them from a high-up cloud. Soon after Bowser Jr. leaves, Rabbid Peach and Beep-0 are taken with the Washing Machine disappear, leaving Mario, Luigi, and Rabbid Luigi behind. He also occasionally spins inside his shell the whole time he is on the ground. Goes to Winter Olympics", "Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games",, "Bowser Jr. -Fighters- Super Smash Bros. … Though Bowser Jr. is not a playable character or Assist Trophy, he makes several cameos in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Bowser Jr. is a speedy character who slam dunks by whirling his arm around in a circle and then slamming the ball in. Bowser Jr. also appears after Bowser defeats a Goomba disguised as Mario in Tennis (Singles), and congratulates him on his victory, helping to cheer Bowser up. Some of his voice clips are reused from Mario Kart Wii. He's a rotten little schemer who wants Princess Peach to become his mommy. The team are then pursued by a horde of small Paper Macho Goombas. Bowser's only child is Bowser Jr., and we do not know who the mother is. He only appears in the hack Super Mario 64 Land as the boss of World 4, in the level Bowser Junior's Trial. His shell is green, lined with a white encasing, and the multiple, short spikes are circled with orange rings, similar to his father's shell. His shell is lined with a green encasing with small white spikes. According to Mario Kart Wii, Bowser Jr. inherited his father's short temper and bad attitude, evident in his motto ("Grin and bear it. He is the normal and expert staff ghost of N64 Bowser's Castle in Time Trials, with him riding the Standard Kart M as the normal staff ghost, and the Sneakster as the expert staff ghost. Bowser Jr. wears a white bib where there's a drawing of fangs resembling his father's mouth. where he emits large sonic waves by screaming loudly. Other characters appear in one game and are just left to rot (or be roster filler)." Bowser Jr. returns as an All-Around type playable character in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where he appears in the opening with all of the other athletes at the beginning, as well as later competing in Canoe Sprint 1000m. Miyamoto: Our current story is that the seven Koopalings are not Bowser's children. Bowser Jr. fights him to give him the "Shock Treatment", afterwards Iggy, although his memory was still quite hazy, rejoins him. Editors must cite sources for all contributions to this section. Bowser Jr. accidentally stops the robots when he falls off his Bullet Bill, saving Omochao and a Chao, and is challenged by Shadow and Silver to an event. He must be hit three times to be defeated. Later on, Bowser Jr. says that he's trying to "protect his mama from the bad man, Mario." Players who step on the paint slip around, and slide on their bellies, making it harder to block shots, or evade dodgeball attacks. Bowser Jr. later attacks Mario's team in Sherbet Desert, ramming Mario's two partners with the Junior Clown Car. He is also apparently quite bright, with his Final Smash trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U stating he is brainier than his father. While the normal minions combat the Folded Soldiers, Bowser Jr. repeatedly attempts to push through the locked door in the entrance hall. Shadow Mario then reveals his true identity. Players need to ground pound switches around Bowser Jr. while avoiding his attacks, which cost them points. He is an Offensive Captain, unlike his father, who is a Power Captain. When the game is released, or more information about this subject is found, this section may need major rewriting. The only Koopaling who stood by Bowser Jr. the entire time, despite his selfishness, was Morton, who went as far as to give Bowser Jr. a charred Drumstick out of kindness. The Malatone-infected Morton knocked out Bowser Jr. and Kamek, and threw them into Blubble Lake. Bowser Jr. makes his Mario Party debut in Mario Party DS, where he helps his father in Story Mode, though he only has one line in the game. [5] He is in the same subset as Koopa Troopa and Lakitu. To get intimidation points, Bowser Jr.has a white handkerchief around his neck with a poorly drawn set of sharp teeth. It is revealed that Bowser Jr. isn't truly evil, and is using his prodigal talents (such as his agility, strength, ingenuity, and mechanical expertise) for what he was raised to believe is good. From there, the Koopalings (along with Bowser Jr.) make a flight to Bowser's Castle via the airship with Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, and Yellow Toad closely following them in an attempt to rescue Peach. His cleaning up continues through various regions of Isle Delfino, but after Mario gains 10 Shine Sprite Princess Peach is again kidnapped by Bowser Jr. (in his Shadow Mario disguise), this time while Mario is away from Delfino Plaza or buying a Shine Sprite at the boathouse. then attempt to show the book to their fathers, but the Bowsers tell them that they are busy and to keep watching the princesses. This section is referring to a subject in an upcoming or recently released game. (クッパJr., Kuppa Junia) in Japan) is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise, usually as a main antagonist, but sometimes as a protagonist such as in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Bowser Jr. challenges Metal Sonic, with Dr. Eggman offering the losing consequence as becoming his servant, but Bowser Jr. wins and asks Dr. Eggman to tell Bowser how well he did and also for a snack. Spawny accepts, and at first it appears that the two share a mutual friendship. In Super Mario Galaxy he has grown considerably, towering over Princess Peach. Characters",, Anthropomorphic characters in video games, Video game characters with fire or heat abilities, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 February 2021, at 17:52. Bowser Jr. has another unique trait, where all of his attacks possess disjointed hitboxes, unlike any other fighter. Nintendo officially confirmed that the son of Bowser, Bowser Jr., will be playable in the upcoming game. When swimming, a bubble encloses the Clown Car. Bowser Jr. has a yellow skin tone with a green head like his father. It is possible Logan rushed or didn't notice. Like Boom Boom, Bowser Jr. can be defeated with three jumps to the head (or two if ground pounded). Bowser Jr. appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[9][10][11] and also appears in the Mario sports games. When that don't work, grin and crush it."). His side special move is Clown Kart Dash, which turns the Junior Clown Car into a kart that speeds forward. Block. and was cut out one again by the Scissors. He eventually confronts them in a theater in Spooky Trails. The team make their way back to Bowser's Castle, where the Best Fitness Friends stand in their way. Similar to his father and Rosalina, this game also reuses several of Dolores Rogers' voice clips from previous games alongside those of Caety Sagoian, Bowser Jr.'s current voice actor, for his Special Shots. Bowser, witnessing the horde significantly beat up Bowser Jr., then proceeded to aim a fireball at a stalactite to collapse onto the horde, saving Mario from being overwhelmed. Bowser Jr. also makes a small appearance within the reveal trailer for Sephiroth. However, in SuperPowers 2, it is implied that Bowser adopted him. [6] This also marks the first game that Bowser Jr. appears without his father. This also extends to how he sees his opponents: He refused to believe it was simply Mario’s own skill that led to his defeat again and again and claimed that it was only because of his F.L.U.D.D. Failure to avoid the fireballs results in the hit Bros. falling down, while dodging their onslaught allows the team members that weren't hit throwing off their barrels, which hit the pair. Bowser Jr. is one of the characters summoned by Bowser to have the opportunity to be crowned "Super Star". In the 2021 enhanced port of Super Mario 3D World for the Switch, titled Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Bowser Jr. becomes an ally of Mario in the titular add-on story, in which the two must form an uneasy alliance to confront Bowser after he becomes enlarged and uncontrollably enraged. Bowser Jr. then takes the trophy while they are not looking, which then makes Mario realize that it is suddenly gone. Bowser Jr. first appears alongside his paper counterpart in Bowser's Castle, where they meet each other for the first time. His trophy cutscene begins with Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and a Yellow Toad interacting when they suddenly hear a cackle. Bowser Jr. is never seen as an opponent in the Challenge Mode. Meanwhile, the Jrs. With Spawny getting afraid, Bowser Jr. grabs him and points him at the mound, creating Blizzy & Sandy. In Dr. Mario World, Bowser Jr. is given clothing for the first time: he wears dark green pants, a plain white collared shirt with an orange tie on top, and a white lab coat. Mario can defeat him most easily by using a Tail sticker to block the fireballs, repel his ramming attack, and return his spiked balls, the latter doing 50 damage per successful counterattack. Bowser Jr. is not seen again until Mario reaches Bowser's Galaxy Reactor, where he is shown keeping Peach on his airship. This would later serve as one of the bigger points in Bowser Jr.'s turnaround, thinking back to Morton's kindness when realizing how selfish he had been and, coupled with Kamek reminding him that the minion's loyalty to Bowser was out of respect, Bowser Jr. sets out to save the Koopalings. His first spoken interaction with the Koopalings has been with Roy in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, where the two seem comfortable enough around each other that Roy was able to casually call Bowser Jr. a ‘squirt’ (or 'bocchan' in the original Japanese) without angering him. Bowser Jr. appears in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury in the new Bowser's Fury mode, this time as an ally to Mario. Unlike how Bowser Jr. is fought ten times in New Super Mario Bros., he is only fought three times, all three times being on the airship. Bowser Jr. also runs slower than most other characters, but has decent mobility while in the air. Bowser Jr. is also surprisingly strong for his size as demonstrated in Super Mario Maker, where he possesses the ability to ground pound and paralyze any opponents that stay on the ground, an ability performed by most large and strong characters like Bowser, Morton, Roy, and Ludwig. At the Mount Brrr villa, as Bowser Jr. is impressed at the area, Paper Bowser Jr. appears and tell him to checkout a papercraft of themselves. As Shadow Mario, Bowser Jr. paints magical graffiti all over the tropical resort Isle Delfino, in an attempt to frame Mario for the crimes. Bowser Jr.'s first Mario Kart series appearance was in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Also, his chains lack the spikes that Bowser's do. Bowser Jr. flies around in his Junior Clown Car and wields his Magic Paintbrush, which he can use to defeat enemies or bring powerups out of ?-marked walls. He is next seen in World 4. Bowser Jr. wants nothing more than to do his father's evil will, and Bowser's rarely seen emotional side is often brought out by his interactions with his son. Is it wrong for me to help, “Bwaha, that was waaaay too easy. His down special move is Mechakoopa, which deploys a Mechakoopa that walks across the stage and can be picked up like an item. He is unlocked by reaching the true ending of the game’s story and does not appear in the mode's storyline. Bowser Jr. counts towards the three-Bowser item limit in each course, meaning that no more than three Bowser Jrs. Bowser Jr. is the son of Mario's worst nightmare, Bowser. Fortune Street also indicates that he has a more sarcastic nature to him, as he sometimes tells the player that he's "proud" of him with hearts crossed in a deadpan manner before explaining he was actually making a sarcastic reply. Bowser, meanwhile, is very protective of his boy and becomes enraged whenever his son is harmed in any way, as seen in New Super Mario Bros. and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. As such, Mario gives chase, battling Bowser Jr. throughout the game. Bowser Jr. then rushes to save his dad. After Toadette sends the newly built Papercraft Peach to the Mario gang, they battle the Bowser Jrs. Ultimate. Bowser Jr. returns in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as an all-around playable athlete once again. He later appears in Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada in his small personal airship to fight Mario. Bowser Jr. is Ranked A, meaning he is one of the harder CPU opponents. Bowser (as known as King Koopa) is a main protagonist character in Bowser Double 7 series. Bowser Jr. befriends Olivia in Paper Mario: The Origami King, generally getting along well with her. Bowser Jr. is the only one of two characters to not have a single palette swap that is a recolor of their standard appearance, with the other being Villager. In the recent overview trailer released by Nintendo, it showed the kid Koopa in action and it seems like he assists Mario on his own accord, though a second player can join in and control him. He is classified as a Tricky-type character, but unlike most Tricky-types, his shots are less curved. The machine attacks with spinning Fire Bars and by launching balls of electricity as Bowser Jr. guards the fifth Grand Star. Bowser Jr. disdains The BFFs for wreaking havoc and mistreating his father, the Koopalings, and his minions, determined to get revenge and defeat the BFFs. A badge of Bowser Jr. can also be obtained from the badge machine. They broke Wendy out of the barrel and helped Bowser Jr. defeat the evil trio, forcing them to retreat once more. When Mario attacks with the Fire Flower, five fireballs deliver a single hit to Bowser Jr.; if Bowser Jr. is giant-sized, however, then he has to take 10 fireball hits to count as a single hit. Again, he is classified as a Tricky-type character. During this battle, Bowser Jr. attacks by ramming into Mario with his Junior Clown Car, which allows him to avoid hammer attacks. Bowser Jr. ejects the clown car and grabs Spawny, narrowly escaping getting crushed by the mecha's hammer but the resulting explosion knocks Spawny out of his grasp and into a hole. Then, Caety Sagoian took over the voice acting role for him since Mario Strikers Charged.[1]. In Super Mario Maker 2's story mode, it is strongly implied that Bowser Jr. is Name Withheld by Request, as his course descriptions mention attempting to "recreate evil courses" by "watching his dad.". His default level is 35, his HP is 132, his POW is 107, his DEF is 88, his SPEED is 38, and his SPIRIT is 41. In New Super Mario Bros. U, he can breathe fireballs consecutively. He demonstrates his deceptively vast strength once more in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, where he can easily throw a gigantic cannonball several times his own size at the Mario Bros. and Paper Mario. You don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. Two of Bowser Jr.'s kart tricks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have him jump out and heartily laugh while holding his belly and wiggling his feet around, or smack his rear end, further implying his hyperactivity. Despite this, he plays right-handed, by default, in Mario Power Tennis, and while he is left-handed while fielding in Mario Super Sluggers and Mario Sports Superstars., he appears on the right-handed side of the batting field. He resides in Soda Jungle's All Aboard! This section is about an upcoming theme park area. To unlock Bowser Jr., players must beat Bowser's Tower once. Jr. is usually seen fighting in either his Koopa Clown Car, other fighting machines, or calling many of Bowser's minions to fight for him. He is also childish and mischievous yet revealed to be lonely. Edits that do not follow this standard may be reverted without notice. He also appeared in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey as a playable character in Bowser Jr.'s Journey, a side story of his adventure with the Koopalings. According to Masahiro Sakurai, the game's producer, he was nearly cut from the game, but was in the end included due to the team's hard work. Additionally, Bowser Jr. sports a stethoscope around his neck; however, he does not wear a head mirror like many of the other doctors, and still retains his spikeless armcuffs. Fine, then. [18] Bowser Jr.'s Journey seems to highlight more of their relations within the ranks of the Koopa Troop, with the Koopalings regularily referring to him as Lord Junior. He often helps his father to kidnap Princess Peach and defeat Mario, but in the end wants nothing more than to impress his father. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, however, Bowser Jr. is one of the default playable characters. While Bowser Jr. doesn't appear in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character, he can be seen on Bowser's Ship in GCN Baby Park. While riding on the Junior Clown Car, Bowser Jr. often throws two green Koopa Troopa shells at the player; if Bowser Jr. is giant-sized, the green Koopa Troopa shells are giant-sized as well. [20] Highly agreed upon comments from fans on The Top Tens say things such as "Bowser Jr. is one of my favorite Mario characters. Kicking his broken machine aside, he jumps into the larger version. Bowser Jr. must be jumped on three times to be defeated. I AM NOW THE FINAL BOSS!”, “No way! He rotates the Magic Paintbrush with one hand effortlessly and uses it as an offensive combat weapon against his opponents. 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