Recently, Nintendo announced the new Switch Port of Super Mario Brothers U.
In the announcement trailer, they showcased a new gameplay mechanic, in which the character Toadette can transform into Peachette, a cross between Toadette and Princess Peach, by wearing a crown.
Soon after this, a web comic was published in which Mario and Bowser are rejected by Princess Peach.
Both heartbroken, Bowser comes up with a plan. Utilizing the crown, He transforms himself into Bowsette, a cross between Princess Peach and Bowser, to make Peach jealous.
Or maybe they wanted to get back at her. I don’t know exactly, but the point is Bowsette was born here, and the internet took her/him and ran with it.
Was the original comic funny? Kind of.
To me, the best part of all of this is the reaction it has garnered. Putting a number on the amount of Bowsette images made would be impossible, but it is easily in the hundreds of thousands.
Across Reddit and Twitter, Bowsette is reigning supreme, being shared back and forth. Last year, a similar event occurred with Earth-Chan.
This was of course an anime “waifu” version of the planet. Most often depicted as a hyper sexualized Princess Peach with goth features and a turtle shell, Bowsette has become the new stupid thing people on the internet decide to love and hold onto.
What do I think of all this? I love it. Like a whole lot.
Bowsette is the single dumbest thing to happen on this planet, and nobody could have predicted her reign occurring.
And it has now spawned a new type of meme, (I guess), where other Mario characters don the crown and transform.
Boobette, Yoshiette, and even Walugiette have all been created. And yes, they all look exactly how you would expect them to look.
I advise you look into all of the hubbub yourself, but be warned… It gets pretty weird.
Feature photo courtesy of Flickr.