Bowser (SML, 2011-2016)

"Don't let your kids watch it!" - Robbie Rotten

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Bowser is one of the main characters in the SuperMarioLogan YouTube channel. He is the father of Bowser Junior, and is portrayed by Lovell Stanton. He is voiced by Lovell Stanton. He's normally a decent character in the series, but sadly, he was flanderized from 2011 to 2016, but he redeemed himself in 2017.

Bowser (SML, 2011-2016)
"WHAT, FLANDERIZATION?! NO!!! NO!!! THIS CAN'T BE! THIS CAN'T BE!!!" -Bowser's reaction to his flanderization in SML.
Gender: Male
Type: The Abusive Side of Bowser
Plushie, white trash version of Bowser
The Lucius Heinous VII and Gratchett of SML
Age: 53 (born on February 21st, 1968)
Species: Koopa
Human (Puppet videos)
Portrayed by: Lovell Stanton (2011-present)
Zeke (2008-2009)
Status: Alive
Media of origin: SuperMarioLogan
First appearance: SuperMarioLogan's Nintendo Merchandise (as showcase)
American Idol Mario Edition Episode 2 (physical)


Why He Didn't Deserve to Watch Charleyyy and Friends

  1. He had become an unintelligent, lazy, sadistic, abusive, and negligent father figure who's barely in Junior's life, doesn't care about anybody, and verbally abuses his own chef. While he was always supposed to be an antagonistic character, these qualities were exaggerated to the point of overshadowing his charm as a character.
    • The few times he did interact with Junior, it's usually just to beat him up with a belt or sometimes just punch him out, usually for minor annoyances.
      • In "Bowser Junior's Homework", when Principal Steinbeck tells him that Junior is failing his classes and when Junior gets in the house, he beats Junior and then does the same thing when Steinbeck tells him that Junior cheated and that Junior needed to take summer school.
      • In "Bowser Junior's Summer School", when Steinbeck tells him that he should check Junior's report card and when Junior lies to him by crossing out the Fs and replacing them with As, he beats him and forces Chef Pee Pee to take Junior to summer school.
      • In "Bowser Junior's Summer School 4", when he realizes Junior was faking sick he beats him while Junior was playing Minecraft.
    • He is cruel to Chef Pee Pee, often refusing to pay him and screaming at him constantly, sometimes beating him, and frequently threatening him with death if he makes his food incorrectly or doesn't make it fast enough. Not only that, but whenever Chef Pee Pee goes on a break, has a day-off, or anything etc., he constantly will keep yelling at him to get up, or make him do something for him.
  2. The repetitive, annoying gag of Bowser always watching Charleyyy and Friends and obsessing over the titular Charleyyy was basically his entire character. He was very rarely seen doing anything else aside from yelling at Junior or Chef Pee Pee.
    • His dependency on the show reaches the point where he tried to commit suicide simply because the show was canceled in "Bowser's Depression".
  3. Similar to his Nintendo counterpart, he has a fiery temper and launches into tirades over minor, insignificant things, such as missing a Charleyyy and Friends episode because his TV broke in "Bowser's Broken TV", though this can be seen as hilarious for some people.
  4. Like many SuperMarioLogan characters, he is incredibly unintelligent, to the point that he didn't even recognize his own son in "Bowser Junior Sneaks Out".
    • It's shown that he has been brainwashed by the media in "Bowser Junior's Halloween" as he directly states everything on the news is true.
  5. He has also been shown to be a sore loser, especially in videos like "Bowser Junior's Easter Egg Hunt" where he cheats by slamming Junior into walls and later throws a fit when Junior beats him.
  6. His character isn't even fully consistent, as despite never caring about Junior much of the time, he suddenly becomes an overbearing and overprotective parent during the Halloween specials.
  7. He is shown to be racist and sexist.
    • He got Mario to stop saving Princess Peach because "women just sometimes need to be quiet".
    • In at least one video, he remarks that "dark-skinned people" are suspicious. This is actually rather ironic as not only Bowser's idol Charleyyy is black.
  8. It has been shown a few times he is emotionally unstable and implied many times he is a psychopath:
    • He supposedly killed a girl at a gas station over a key chain of all things.
    • He has beaten up and even killed pet animals multiple times ("Bowser Junior's Pet" and "Bowser's Parrot").
    • He is shown engaging in bestiality with Junior's late pet, Chompy, by smearing peanut butter on his genitals for Chompy to lick, as shown in "Life is Ruff", and the same video implies this was a regular occurrence, which can and will most likely be seen as completely disgusting.
    • In general, he is shown to be sexually deviant with him being implied to regularly hire strippers in "The Button!".
  9. He called his wife a "hoe" after he thought she was gonna leave him again, which is a misogynistic slur.
  10. He is a terrible boss to not just Chef Pee Pee but his former minions, Koopa and Goomba.
    • In "Koopa's New Job", he got Koopa murdered and turned into turtle soup by Chef Pee Pee.
    • In "Bowser's Birthday", he was wrongly criticizing Koopa for standing there and accusing him of forgetting his birthday. He then accuses Koopa and Goomba of making a Mario cake which it was Chef Pee Pee who made the cake for him.
    • In "Mario And Bowser's Stupid And Crazy Advetures Ep 1", he brutally murdered both Koopa and Goomba.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Bowser was great before his flanderization in 2011 and is decent as of 2017.
  2. He still had great videos centered around him like "Bowser's Dilenma", "Evil Bowser" and "Bowser's Video Game".
    • He was great in the "Mario and Bowser's Stupid and Crazy Adventures" series; in fact, his appearances in that series are considered to be arguably some of his best appearances throughout all of SML, despite WHDDTWCAF#10.
  3. While it is hypocritical of him to do so, he does call out Mario for beating up Jeffy in "The New House", which suggests he does still have standards.
  4. Sometimes he did get karma for his abuse, such as in "Home Alone" where he gets arrested for leaving Bowser Junior home alone.
  5. Even his obsession with Charleyyy is entertaining and was a funny addition to his character before it became his main trait.
    • Depending on your viewpoint, his psychotic and destructive behavior can be considered amusing.
  6. His backstory reveals that his mother was abusive, which possibly explains why he became like that.
  7. Lovell Stanton still does a great job voicing him.
  8. There are still a handful of episodes where Bowser is likable and has his original personality.
  9. To be fair, Bowser was intended to be hated at least until his character got fixed in 2017.
  10. Even when he was flanderized, SML wouldn't be good without him.

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