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Episode 1 (Main Series)
King Bowser Koopa is the main protagonist of the series, Smash King. He is an animated trophy born in the World of Super Smash Brothers Melee. Mewtwo trained him to fight in Melee and taught him of Ascent Mode before Bowser apparently betrayed him. Now, he lives in the world of Brawl. His tournament team, Team Bowser, is composed of him, Peach and Meta Knight.
The series begins with Bowser once again attempting to kidnap Peach, only to be stopped once again by Mario and Luigi. Angered at how weak he truly is, Bowser is soon comforted by Pichu, his only friend, who invites him to come watch an exhibition match. Pichu tells Bowser that this match is noteworthy due to Fox fighting the most unexpected of opponents: Mewtwo, a Smasher even weaker than the both of them.
The two arrive at Pokemon Stadium, where the match takes place. Bowser expects this match to be over fairly quick, not knowing that Mewtwo has undergone severe training to better himself. When Mewtwo manages to triumph over Fox, everyone is in utter disbelief, even Bowser. The Koopa begs Mewtwo to train him, and after convincing him by beating Falco (with Mewtwo helping him telepathically), the Pokemon takes Bowser in as his student. Bowser soon realizes that he may have bitten off more than he can chew, now realizing just how strong Mewtwo truly is.
At some point, Mewtwo introduces Bowser to Ganondorf, who informs the Koopa about his plan. When Ganon shatters Pichu's matrix, Bowser rushes off to seek help from anyone who can, eventually turning to Mario. Sadly, no one lends a hand to Bowser, and angered by the death of his friend, Bowser joins Ganondorf.
A few months pass, and Bowser decides to join Mario's team in the upcoming Smash King tournament. Mario objects at first, but with a little convincing from Roy and Bowser proving himself to be a competent fighter, Mario begrudgingly signs him up.
Despite being on the same team, Mario still distrusts Bowser, believing that he is waiting to kidnap Peach. One day, while Mario leaves for a meeting regarding the threat Ganondorf poses, Bowser is tasked with looking after Peach, spending a large portion of the day shopping. When they finally return to the castle, Bowser is informed by Mewtwo that Peach was kidnapped while he had his back turned: knowing that Mario will blame him for the incident, Bowser heads for Kongo Jungle to rescue her.
Bowser arrives to find that Peach was kidnapped by Donkey Kong, and the two battle over her. After beating DK, Mario and Roy arrive to comfort Peach; Mario, in his anger, blames Bowser for losing track of her. Bowser proceeds to put the blame on both Mario and Peach, the former being too overbearing and the latter wasting her fighting potential. Although Peach is visibly distraught by both her kidnapping and Bowser's words, she does acknowledge him for saving her.
Time passes, and Team Mario has become a top team in the Smash King tourney; as a result, the rivalry between Bowser and Mario has cooled down considerably. However, everyone is unaware of Bowser's allegiance to Ganondorf, who plans to put his plan into action in the near future. Before he can act, Bowser shows signs of backing out, not wanting to throw his happiness away. Ganondorf then forces Bowser to remember all the hatred and abuse he had to put up with before, reminding him that the same people he calls friends refused to help Pichu, his only true friend, in his hour of need. Enraged, Bowser fully commits himself to helping Ganon, and they make final preparations.
Not long after, Ganondorf's plan is put into action. Team Mario (including Bowser, who does so to fool his teammates) fight off Ganon's minions, eventually arriving in the Creator's Realm. It's here that Bowser betrays Mario, verbally and physically beating him before throwing the plumber to his death. Although Bowser has finally accomplished something his past incarnations have tried to do for years, he becomes racked with guilt over killing someone who he truly did consider his friend.
Mewtwo arrives soon after, trying to stop Bowser from causing any further harm. Bowser lunges at his mentor, continuing to play along as Ganondorf's pawn. When Ganondorf unexpectedly arrives and destroys Mewtwo's matrix, Bowser flies into a rage and enters his Ascent Mode for the first time. With his strength boosted to unparalleled heights, Bowser soundly defeats Ganondorf. He then vows to join Mewtwo in death, and willingly depletes his ten life stock.
Upon arriving in the World of Brawl, Bowser believes that he truly has died and gone to Hell. In a brief bout of insanity, he transforms into Giga Bowser. However, he is confronted by a female Charizard, who berates him for waking her up. Bowser then passes out, exhausted by the transformation. He wakes up in the Charizard's home, who introduces herself as Lizardon. Bowser nicknames her "Liz," and she offers to take him on a tour of the new world. As they go on their journey, they pass by Wario, who is in the process of pursuing Samus. Although they wonder what that was all about, the two soon resume their tour.
The main series begins with Bowser and Peach fighting at Final Destination. After Bowser defeats Peach, she agrees to meet him at Hyrule Temple to discuss joining his team for the upcoming Smash King Tourney. Bowser informs Wario (who has just been sent flying by Samus), and the latter asks to join Bowser. He denies, saying he doesn't need a second heavyweight, and heads off to find Peach. The two meet, and Peach agrees to join Bowser's team.
Over the next few days, Bowser and Wario search for a third member to round out Team Bowser. Wario introduces Bowser to Meta Knight, who, despite Wario bragging about how strong he is, comes off as a whiny coward. Bowser decides he's seen enough and begins to walk away, only to be stopped by a suddenly confident Meta Knight. Impressed by this newfound strength, Bowser officially recruits Meta Knight to the team, and compliments Wario for his help.
After a few more days, the Smash King tournament is about to begin: to commemorate the event, President Dedede organizes an exhibition match between two teams--Team Bowser and Team Pikachu. The former team is booed by the crowd due to Boser being team captain.
Bowser is a rather slow character gameplay-wise but makes up with it for Heavy hitting attacks. His running speed is under average but is faster that other heavies like Ganondorf, King Dedede and Donkey Kong. He is a Powerhouse character who is a close combat character but it more useful for countering characters who run up to him or to close in to attack then back off. His jumping height isn't really that good either but his up special is good for travelling along a stage.
Bowser's normal moves are a lot more useful in most situations than his special moves. His ground moves are swipes in all directions they are his fastest moves but are probably his weakest moves too. Bowser's running attack isn't that good because he can miss easily and is hard to follow up with in time. His forward charge attack is very useful, for it causes a great knockback and deals over 20% damage. His up charge is also useful for knocking a character up into the air and to keep a landing character in the air too. Bowser's down charge is a multiple hitting attack which deals decent knockback. It is probably the most useful if a opponent is attacking from behind, other than that, it probably isn't that useful compared to the other two charge moves. His neutral ariel attack it similar to his down charge and his up special. It seems to have invincibility to normal attacks, which is why it is useful when jumping towards and opponent. His forward ariel is similar to his forward charge, it is a strike with decent damage thich causes a good knockback. What Bowser lacks in a meteor smash he makes up for it with an amazing up ariel. It is a large damaging move that moves bowser slightly upward then he unleashed a swipe with his claws. It has a HUGE knockback that can easily knockout a weak opponent. one of the easiest ways to set it up it to use it after an up charge attack. His down ariel also seems to be invincilbe to normal strikes but if you land during the move you will be very vulnerable to a beating.
Bowser's Specials are mainly suited for closing in safely on an opponent. His Neutral special is a flamethrower that can be moved up and down. It can be used well for keeping someone off an edge or to close in on a person be using it after a forward jump, on the fall. His side Special is a throw which is similar to his 'Dry Hump' down throw except he jumps into the air. It can be used as a cheap tactic if your opponent is on their last stock and your not, you use this move to kill you both, resulting in Bowser winning. His up special is reminiscant of his down Charge and his neutral ariel, spins around in his shell multiple times. The damage isn't great but you can go a decent space left or right in this move. His down special is like Yoshi's. He jumps forward in the air and then slams down, in the air he slams down on the place he is above i stead of jumping forward first. It is a very risky move, using it carelessly will end up with you killing yourself and if you miss with it. you will get bashed by your opponent.
Bowser's final smash is his form Giga Bowser. in this mode, his moves' power are all amplified and cover a larger distance, he is invulnerable and his Charge attacks have special properties. His forward charge is the same but makes an explosion, causing far more knockback. His up charge causes a shock which makes even more damage to the already powerful move. Giga Bowser's down charge becomes an extremely useful move, it covers most of the screen and has an ice effect, freezing the unlucky opponent. The biggest downside of Giga Bowser is that it doesn't last very long, so you have to act quick to get a few knockouts.