Charming and Open – My Recurring Villain

I’m still kinda devastated by Bowser’s heartbreaking Blogger Blitz defeat last Friday at the hands of Marjolaine. Alas, I should have never trusted her! Anyway, I decided to honor the big guy by re-posting my Bowser themed response to another great Adventure Rules community event I participated in last year called Charming and Open. Basically, you asked the gracious host Ian a question, and he gave you a question to answer in response. The questions were answered in the form of blog posts, thus creating a great sense of blogging community togetherness!

I’m not a good question-asker, but I wanted to partake in the event so I tried. My question involved a boring ol’ desert island scenario, just because that’s all I could come up with. You can check out Ian’s awesome response post here. In return, Ian asked of me:

“…if you had to have a recurring villain from a game as a major character in your real life but got to choose which one, who would you choose and why?”

I would, without a doubt, choose the King Koopa to be a major character in my life. He may be a recurring villain in the Mario series, but I’ve never seen him as pure evil, just misguided. Being both an orphan and a single dad is tough! I can see he’s really trying to be a great father to little Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings. His primary motivation for kidnapping the pretty princess is so that his kids can have a mom, giving them the parents he never had. Sure, that’s still pretty evil, but at least his heart is in the right place, eh?

Recurring Villain 2
D’aww!! I bet they’re pwning Mario in Mario Kart.

Since I greatly admire the big guy, there would be no fighting from me. I would also be more than willing to let him crash on my couch in between losses to that jumpy Mario dude. You know, while he gets back on his feet and stuff. Here’s a list of reasons why I think Bowser would be an ideal roommate for me:

  1. I’m the opposite of a pretty princess, so he’d have no desire to kidnap me. I’m also a great wing-woman, and I would make it my mission to find him the pretty princess of his dreams! I know someone out there would willingly love to get hitched to the big guy. He’s too good for Peachy, anyway.
  2. He looks like a total badass! He’s so imposing, has a cool spiky shell, and breathes fire like a dragon. I would have fun just walking around downtown with him and seeing the reactions from people. I could probably use him as a bodyguard, and his super strength would be useful for carrying groceries up to my apartment too.
  3. Since he’s a great dad, I’m sure he’d impart some valuable fatherly advice if I needed it. In return, I would be happy to listen to his problems, and maybe give him a few tips for pwning Mario.
  4. I think it would be fun playing video games like Mario Kart with him! I’d probably let him win since he’s had a rough video game career thus far.
  5. It snows A LOT here in the winter, and lately it tends to rain & flash freeze causing rock solid ice-banks to form. Since Bowser can breathe fire, I wouldn’t have to shovel anymore and I would never be trapped by winter again. Boom! Instant flamethrower. I’d just ask him to be careful around my car…
  6. If I’m running late for work, I bet he’d let me borrow his Koopa Copter! I imagine soaring over the gridlocked streets and laughing. I could also drop spiky dudes on my enemies… um, never mind! *whistles innocently*
  7. My landlord is terrible at fixing issues in a timely manner. If I ever had plumbing problems, I could help Bowser kidnap Princess Peach (again) in a big scheme to lure Mario to my apartment. We could totally trick him into thinking the last level is fixing my leaky faucet.
  8. Bowser is very sarcastic and has a bit of a dark sense of humor. I would be immensely entertained by his horrible one-liners.
  9. I would be inspired by Bower’s tenacity. Whenever I lose the will to fight on or feel trapped in my dark existence, I’d just look at him for inspiration. I would remember how many times he’s failed miserably, and how he always picks himself off the ground, no matter what, and goes right after that princess again.
  10. Bowser is the brilliant commander of an endless army of Koopas. If he was my BFF, he would probably give me a few minions of my own to command, if I asked nicely. My first act of business would be to dethrone the world’s tyrants (especially of the orange variety).
Recurring Villain 1

There you have it. Bowser rocks and he will always be my favourite villain. There are definitely worse evils to have in my life, that’s for sure.

Do you have a villain you wouldn’t mind having in your life? Feel free to share in the comment area thingy below!

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"Lightning" Ellen

My name is Ellen, and I've been babbling on the interwebz about video games for over 15 years. Video games themselves have been a large part of my life since 5-year-old me first encountered a SNES in a children's hospital. Fun times... Video game escapism is still the #1 coping mechanism for adult me these days.

25 thoughts on “Charming and Open – My Recurring Villain”

  1. Many enthusiasts have clashed with him countless times over the decades, and it never gets old. Now that I think about it, considering that Wario starred in his first game within a few years of his debut, I’m kind of surprised Bowser hasn’t done the same (other than the possible exception of Bowser’s Inside Story, though Mario and Luigi were just as prominent in that game); it seems like a logical next step.

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  2. Bowser is the best character in that franchise with Luigi as a close second. He IS a good dad, too. I don’t see him as evil either. He’s just stuck in that medieval mode that you have to marry a princess in order to expand your kingdom. Also Peach is kind of boring. You could replace her with a sexy lamp and no one would know the difference.

    Ahhh I think you already know who I’d spend all of my time with :p I could solve SO many problems if I had him around ♥

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    1. Replacing Peach with a “sexy lamp”… OMG!! Thanks for that highly amusing image 😂

      I can take a wild guess at which villain you’d want to spend time with…. haha.

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    1. No worries! I deleted my old website a few months ago so that might be why, haha. Thank you for following me again! Sorry I’m a bit behind on everything. I’ve been on an extended blogging break for health reasons.

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  3. 1. I loved your answers :). They’re very creative and I can totally imagine an army of Koopa Troopers taking over the country now.
    2. Bowser is freaking awesome and I never saw him as evil either.
    3. My villain would probably be Handsome Jack or Kreia. Can’t go wrong having a funny psychopath or Sith Lord watch your back.

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  4. This is a great answer! We both share a love for Bowser so I can relate. He’s not number 1 on my list be he is definitely in the top 3 haha. I love how you’ve mention the qualities about Bowser that many don’t see like his drive and motivation. It humanizes the character and I can tell that you have a great respect for the Koopa.

    -Luna 🙂

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        1. Awesome!! Your new community event looks fun and I’m glad you extended the deadline. I’ll try to submit something, but I haven’t felt motivated to write lately. Either way, I’ll be following along and I’m glad Bowser will be there. Bwahahaha!!

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  5. Reblogged this on Adventure Rules and commented:
    While the partnership between last year’s Blogger Blitz champion Ellen and Bowser, King of the Koopas, didn’t go so smoothly during Black Sheep, they had quite the fun time together in the December 2017 Charming and Open event! I’m sharing the post again here as part of Adventure Rules Remastered, but be sure to go and check out Lightning’s original work on her snazzy blog Livid Lightning!

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