Nintendo has some of the most beloved characters in the history of gaming, and it’s no stranger to basing its newer characters off pre-existing ones (Toadette, anyone?).
Enter Princess Bowser.
The Super Crown’s some spicy new Mario lore pic.twitter.com/7DQe6UXvLQ
— haniwa (@ayyk92) September 19, 2018
A Twitter user by the name of Haniwa posted this adorable – albeit a little creepy – comic strip which shows Nintendo’s favourite villain gender-swapping himself into Princess Bowser.
The comic quickly went viral, and now a few days later we’ve been treated to the trending topic that is #PrincessBowser.
Nintendo and anime fans have been creating images of the would-be Princess of Doom in a variety of – shall we say suggestive – poses and the internet is loving the trend.
You can check out some of the most popular images below.
— Cosmikaizer (@Cosmikaizer) September 23, 2018
— ꜱᴜɴᴇᴇ.ɢɪꜰ (@GawrshDarnnit) September 23, 2018
— Re:Newal Burst (@BellowDGaming) September 23, 2018
But where did Princess Bowser actually come from?
Nintendo recently announced that next year the Nintendo Switch will be getting a port of New Super Mario Bros. U, a title first released on the Wii U.
Along with New Super Luigi U being included in the Switch version, Nintendo also decided to make a very interesting change by making the character of Peachette canon.
Toadette will be playable in the title and will be able to transform into Peachette with the help of a new item called the crown power-up, which Twitter user Haniwa reimagined being used by Bowser.
Wonder if Nintendo plans to make Princess Bowser a canon character in the future? Hey, weirder things have happened…