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Bowser and Peach - 'You're not alone' by madstarr12 Bowser and Peach - 'You're not alone' by madstarr12
I was working on my story's dialogue some more, and thought about something related to Bowser: how many beings actually care about him (based on the games)? His "son" doesn't even have a biological mother mentioned (I think Miyamoto (or someone else) denied Bowser Jr. (or the Koopalings) of having a "mother", so I dub them as "adopted"), and though his minions remain loyal to him, do they really stay by his side because they like being with him? Or is it because they're afraid of what he would do to them if they were to retreat and run away? This may sound silly, but to me it does seem like Bowser really is sort of "alone" in the Mushroom Kingdom, performing actions to others only to set aside his loneliness and bring in attention from others, so that he doesn't feel so alone any longer.

Well anyway...Princess Peach was walking near the coast when she noticed Bowser sitting on a green rectangular prism. That prism was actually a set-up for making something like a bench or any object where Bowser would be sitting, but I became lazy and decided to leave it as a simple rectangular prism :P . Well, she is cautious; however she's quite the curious young woman, and that easily overpowers her cautious nature. As she approaches "King Koopa", she listens closely, and she hears sniffs, coughs, and crying. She didn't know what to believe, so of course Peach will want to walk closer in order to figure out what was going on. Princess Peach now stands next to him, and is in shock with what she see's: Bowser Koopa, the very man who had terrorized her kingdom countless times, is crying. It's hard to believe after knowing him for so long, that she would find him crying alone in a place like this. Why was he crying? She just had to figure it out, since it's in her nature to seek help for those who seem to be suffering, despite their history. He's not faking it, in fact it's the most sorrowful state Bowser has ever been in from Peach's recollection. She asks, and learns that he feels so "alone", and that he believes there isn't anyone in the world who cares about him in a significant way. Nor is there anyone in that world who considers Bowser to be a "friend". Princess Peach just cannot bear to see him like this, so she assures him that he is most definitely not alone. Whenever he needs to talk to someone about something important, she'll be there to listen. Whenever he needs someone to answer his questions, she'll lend her mind filled with all sorts of helpful answers. And whenever he needs a real friend (or something else), she'll definitely be there to fill in that empty slot in his mind.

Honestly, when thinking about this, it sort of almost made me want to tear up. Based on how I depicted Bowser in my story, I feel sorry for him. He has that attitude which we all are aware of, but he is also filled with sorrow and memories that will stick with him forever, scarring him for life. What have I done? Is this humiliating Bowser's person? This story is definitely odd with the changes I've made to several characters compared to their ways in the video games.

I tried out making a background and "scenery" to see how it could turn out. I decided to go for a different color palette, and I went with a "sunset" scene. Not the best scenery, but it gets the job done. ;)

No, this image doesn't take place anywhere in my story, it's just something I put together based on my version of Bowser's character. And no, I'm not trying to make him "pathetic", rather I made him more "emotionally showing". That's hardly a sign of weakness in the strong and powerful Bowser Koopa we all now he is. :)
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RussianHacker Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist

The lighting is absolutely fantastic on this. I suck at shading, but this is a really good job.

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Boomscout2893 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
This is so sad. I love it. It would be rad to have something like that featured in a game, maybe. How much of a curveball would that be?
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Ghostlykoopa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey mad star if I remember they do have a mother it's only mentioned in content though in I think super mario sunshine at the end I think my freinds have played the game and confirmed it so dnt worry they have a mother
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1Million64 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Aww this is so sad to see Bowser in this state. It's good to see that peach is their to support him! Or it would be even sadder if he was alone.
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madstarr12 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's not good when he's alone like that. But he's got his man Charry with him now! :)
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SonicThaWerehog Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Someone has stolen your beautiful piece of artwork.
:iconluigi-the-quick: has stolen it!
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Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I am hurt and nearly drowned/Open up your eyes!
I cry for help, you turned around/Open up your eyes!
Farther from the shore/Or you'll be...
Father from the shore!
I am hurt and nearly drowned/You're not alone!
I cry for help, you turned around/I'm not letting go!
Farther from the shore/So you're not...
Father from the shore!
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fox64664 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have seen bowser girl's before he can get 1 he won't be lonely if he have 1
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CRAZYGOODWILD Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awwwWaaaah! Crying Grr. 
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XxXxStarfirexXxX Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I this happens while Mario is still busy on his journey to save peach
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Maciea Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awww
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lordsiravant Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I think most of his minions actually like Bowser and stick by his side of their own accord. Kamek raised Bowser since childhood and is pretty much his father-figure. Kammy as well. And Jr. really does look up to him. He's not completely alone.
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1719612204 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
You changed my understanding!
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noctaIi Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't support BowserxPeach (I support MarioxPeach and BowserxClawdia, but who cares xD) but this artwork is still very touching. Makes me wanna hug Bowser :)
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PeachLover94 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This melts even my heart, even if I do ship Mario x Peach and Bowser x Clawdia. I guess ever since Clawdia left Bowser or died, Bowser has felt rather lonely and wanted Peach to fill the void.
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noctaIi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah. I have a fanfic I'm in the process of making, so in that story Clawdia will return from wherever she was, even though Kamek had pronounced her dead years ago, just after little Junior was born.
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PeachLover94 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa, I can't wait to read it!
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noctaIi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have the prologue and the first chapter done. They aren't that good, because it's my first fic, but you can find them on my page. Too lazy to link at the moment XD.
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PeachLover94 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I'll see what I can do!
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noctaIi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ok!
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Vyel Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwwww, Poor guy. I care about you too.
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WoolfKrazee Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconreallysadplz: Poor Bowser
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B-Rand Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww come on Bowser suck it up!
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so sad...
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GracieCouture Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww ... poor bowser.. ; _ ; ! :icontouchedplz: :iconsawbplz:

awesome job ! :love: I love how you drew em'
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Altainia Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I would be very interested in reading Powser story, please keep us posted *^.^*
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madstarr12 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not a Powser story, but there are Powser moments. ;)
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PuffyCatgirl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love it.

He's what I like to call a Tragic Asshole.

He's a total dick, because he's incredibly insecure with himself. (And why shouldn't he be? He's a mutant dinosaur turtle thing.)
He knows he's a dick, deep down, which only makes him act MORE like a dick.
But even dicks have moments of clarity where they realize just how big a dick they are.
And thus we find Bowser in the current situation.
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