Nintendo Officially Shoots Down Bowsette

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Here’s the first heartbreak of 2019: Nintendo has officially made Bowsette non-canon.

Last year, Nintendo announced that the Switch version of Super Mario Bros. U would feature a new item, the Super Crown, that turns Toadette into a Princess Peach-esque character called Peachette. Fans ran wild with this idea, imagining it on other Mario characters. In particular, fans became obsessed with the idea of Bowser wearing the Super Crown, turning him into a sexy princess in fetish gear.

The original Bowsette comic (Illustration: ayyk92)

According to the website for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, only Toadette can wear the Super Crown (via ResetEra), making all imaginings of other characters wearing the Super Crown officially not approved by Nintendo. The description inexplicably apologizes to Luigi, which is a whole new layer of trolling Bowsette fans.

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Don’t despair, though—the purpose of fandom is to explore non-canonical ideas, like what would happen if Bowser suddenly turned into your large wife.


    Never really understood why Bowsette was such a huge deal, honestly. It's just Shadow Queen Peach with horns, shell and maybe tail.

      You basically answered your own question there. :P

        People just want an evil Peach?

          With horns and a tail.

            #bigtiddygothgirlfriend, also if your into it, #Bigtiddydickygothgirlfriend

      Never really understood why Bowsette was such a huge deal

      Tumblr and there never ending quest of making made up characters bone each other.

        Tumblr and there never ending quest

        I'd say that quest is coming/has come to an end.

          Rule 34 dude.

            Which is a different website to Tumblr, which was killing off it's smut.

    I see this changing with mods/skins very quickly in the switch homebrew community.

    That Luigi bit is kind of confusing. Were they implying that Luigi wanted to put it on? *Scratches head*

      Cross dressing Luigi is canon

      I assume it's because they wanted to acknowledge the Bowsette thing, but they did so indirectly by mentioning one of the other playable characters; so they went with Luigi cause Bowser isn't playable.

    This is nothing new? They already shot it down with the fact that it gave players 10 coins if they weren't Toadette.

    I'd ask why it would even turn Bowser into a woman... but Tumblr logic is best avoided.

    If you're surprised about this from a Japanese company, then you don't know their attitude towards xdressing, queerness, etc... is this only the second time they've squashed the possibility of their characters being trans? (Remember the Samus-Aran-being-trans "joke")?

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