Before 'Bowsette' There Was 'Bowser Peach' Concept Art for Super Mario Odyssey

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

If you don't know who Bowsette is yet, you probaby don't own a computer. But for those out of the loop, the "Bowsette" (or "Princess Bowser" in Japanese) meme started when one Twitter user imagined what would happen if Bowser used Toadette's Super Crown from the upcoming the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe game. The result is a sort of hybrid character that embodies parts of Peach while ultimately being Bowser underneath. Many fans and manga creators have jumped on the newest fan art trend, but not everyone approves.

Bowsette has become a phenomenon in her own right in less than a month, but Nintendo had already conceived of a similar character that was never used in a game. The Art of Super Mario Odyssey book shipped in Japan on Friday, and fans soon discovered that it reveals a previous Peach-Bowser combo concept.

Apparently, someone at Nintendo thought Bowser might have his own hat like Mario's Cappy in Super Mario Odyssey. He could then throw it at Peach and take over her body. The result is labeled as "Bowser Peach."

Though the idea was scrapped, the concept is rather similar to Bowsette. The key difference is that Bowsette was created when Bowser put on a crown, but Bowser Peach involves Peach putting on a hat. Still, it's interesting to note that Bowsette's creator was partially inspired by a scene from Super Mario Odyssey.

Fans who want to check out the Bowser Peach concept art for themselves can purchase The Art of Super Mario Odyssey from Amazon Japan for 4,860 yen (about US$43).

Sources: @Sakusuru's Twitter account, @d_d_kihara's Twitter account via Yaraon!

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