Is your Twitter feed is filling up with unexpected web comics (opens in new tab) portraying Bowser from Nintendo's Super Mario games as a princess? Are you at a loss as to why? Let us explain.
Sometimes the internet can delight us, sometimes it can terrify us, and on occasion it can do both at the same time. This trend definitely ticks the third box. Recently, Nintendo revealed that in the upcoming version of New Super Mario Bros. U for the Nintendo Switch, Toadette would have a special super crown that would transform her into Peachette, a Princess Peach lookalike.
Fair enough. But of course this is the internet, and it didn't take long for people to ask, well, would the super crown work on other characters?
Like, would it work on Bowser?
The Super Crown's some spicy new Mario lore pic.twitter.com/7DQe6UXvLQSeptember 19, 2018
And so the latest runaway meme storm kicked off. Over the past few days, it seems that everyone has been imagining and drawing their own versions of Bowsette, an unexpectedly sexy princess version of Mario's chelonian arch-enemy. Some might say it's getting out of hand (you can always browse the Twitter hashtag (opens in new tab) for the full spectrum of artwork on offer).
Ignoring the overly pneumatic and lewd examples, though, there's been a lot of cracking fan art on show.
Hm? What’s a bandwagon? I don’t know what you’re talking about 😊😊#bowsette pic.twitter.com/GzWjIopi45September 24, 2018
Been seeing a lot of Bowsette fan art, here's my take on her =) #bowsette #クッパ姫 #mario #nintendo pic.twitter.com/dKrqQXc0lOSeptember 24, 2018
I couldn't help myself. . . I really like the design. #Bowsette pic.twitter.com/e15NGpxFNeSeptember 24, 2018
I.... wanted to draw her #Bowsette #bowserette pic.twitter.com/Yyk5ArC9A6September 24, 2018
Yesterday i caved in to the #Bowsette phenomenom on twitter. Of all times to get back into drawing... This. Well here's my take on it. pic.twitter.com/QmfLO0IKaQSeptember 25, 2018
Drink up. #Bowsettehttps://t.co/XOMvg3yhja pic.twitter.com/ufivv3Rf6nSeptember 24, 2018
Distracted Mario #クッパ姫 #Bowsette pic.twitter.com/X2GOBe4BSMSeptember 24, 2018
Mind you, it's not all over-the-top cleavage shots. Well, okay, it mostly is, but there have been some other fun takes on the concept.
I mean, someone had to do it!#Bowsette #クッパ姫 #pixelart pic.twitter.com/GWyBsIsdKQSeptember 24, 2018
I swear I don’t know how some of y’all got so basic#bowsette #bowserette #bowserpeach pic.twitter.com/M0svZxVqfASeptember 24, 2018
Everyone's timelines today.#Bowsette pic.twitter.com/QwO56OvT0JSeptember 24, 2018
Of course, why should Bowsette get all the fun? It was only a matter of time until eager artists started wondering what would happen if other Nintendo characters tried on the mushroom crown.
ワンワン姫 pic.twitter.com/2UA1eeD1Z3September 24, 2018
The Bandwagon Trio!!JK I love them allPrint will be available through my shop soon :3c#キングテレサ姫 #bloopette #bowsette #booette #クッパ姫 #princessbowser pic.twitter.com/5KonDzDHO4September 25, 2018
But let's not take this too far, yeah?
#Bowsette is hot stuff, but what if a little fairy could finally make their dream come true? #Tinglette pic.twitter.com/lKkI4IwmSASeptember 24, 2018