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
. 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.