Baby Bowser

Yoshi's Island

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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

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More about Baby Bowser...
Games: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story, Yoshi's Island DS, Partners in Time
Sports Hall Record: 8-2, Season Runner Up (2), Rank 19
W: Wario (2-1), Mechakoopa (2-1), Kamek (2-1), Bandit & Fire Chomp & Zeus Guy (2-3), Pidgit (10-1), Millenium Star (10-2)
L: Blooper (2-4), Waluigi (6-1)
Tournament Interviews:Round One, Round Two

 
Not to be confused with Bowser Junior, this is simply Bowser when he was a kid, and he appeared in games that took place when the series heroes of today were, well, babies.  In his first appearance, Yoshi's Island, despite being the final boss he didn't appear to be involved in the plot whatsoever, as that was masterminded by his ward, Kamek.  At this early age he wasn't too much of a physical threat - at least, not until Kamek magically increased his power.  In Yoshi's Island DS, while Kamek once again appeared to be the mastermind, Baby Bowser came across as more independent-minded and even rebelled against Kamek for a time and joined Yoshi, showing that even at this early age he could breathe fire.  In Partners in Time, while Kamek continued to oversee him, Young Bowser seemed to be calling the shots and was already trying to kidnap Peach.  While managing to weigh in at least above the level of ignoramous, he and his adult self were unable to identify each other when they comedically met.  Finally in Yoshi's Story, Kamek did not appear to be in the picture as Baby Bowser attempted to steal the Super Happy Tree all on his own.  Why?  I don't know, because it's happy, I guess.

Unlike other baby characters, Baby Bowser has not made the leap to modern-day kart and sports games as Bowser Junior has been used instead.  Even with all his appearances as stated above, much about Bowser's childhood remains only to be speculated upon.  Though we know Kamek to be his guardian, his parents have never been seen.  We don't know how Bowser took power or had it bestowed upon him.  He's referred to as a prince so it seems likely there is a king, but so far these adventures have managed to occur without that day's King or Queen Koopa getting so much as a cameo.  I don't know too many toddlers who go around trying to kidnap little girls, either, even cute ones.  It's strange, bizarre, and wonderful - but that's Bowser for you.

So too is his record in Roy's Sports Hall.  While his adult self hasn't had as much success as may have been expected, Baby Bowser nearly went all the way in Season Two.  He defeated tough challengers including eventual runner up Wario and even his own guardian and eventual season winner Kamek, only to be bested by a common Blooper in the finale.  Returning to the ring as the only incarnation of Bowser in the Season Ten Tournament, he showed he has neither aged nor lost his abilities over the years, as he easily shredded Pidgit in the first round.  Round two proved more difficult, but Baby Bowser wasn't playing games with Millenium Star and ended up the winner.  It doesn't get any easier: Baby Bowser's next opponent will be Popple or Wario.

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