”Some day...when I'm bigger... I wanna fight that Mario again!”
― Bowser Jr.
Prince Bowser Koopa Junior is a fictional recurring antagonist in Nintendo's Super Mario video game and multimedia franchise. He is Bowser's son and the heir to the Koopa Troop. He first appeared in Super Mario Sunshine, where he attempted to frame Mario while under the guise of Shadow Mario and later kidnapped Princess Peach, who Bowser claimed was his son's mother.
Role in Super Mario 64 Machinima
While Bowser Jr. never appeared in Super Mario 64, he has appeared in Super Mario 64 Machinima. Bowser Jr. would often appear either as an image imposed over gameplay, with a Garry's Mod model or with a customized design to fit the Super Mario 64 art style, typically as a modified version of his father's model.
- Due to Bowser Jr. not actually being Peach’s son, it is unknown who his real mother is. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Super Mario franchise, jokingly claimed he was the mother.
- Bowser’s infant self, first seen in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, bears a strong resemblance to his future son. Baby Bowser was later redesigned to look near-identical to Bowser Jr. following the latter’s debut.