Bowser, also known as King Koopa, is a video game character and the main antagonist of Nintendo's Mario series. In Japan, the character is known as Koopa (クッパ Kuppa?)[1] and bears the title of Daimaō (大魔王?, lit. "Great Demon King").[2] Bowser is the leader and most powerful of the Turtle-like Koopa race and is Mario's greedy archnemesis beginning with his first appearance, in the game Super Mario Bros. His ultimate goals are to marry Princess Peach, defeat Mario, and conquer the Mushroom Kingdom. Since his debut, he has appeared in almost every Mario series game. Currently, Bowser is portrayed by both Scott Burns and Kenny James.


Bowser, as he appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Series Mario
First game Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Voiced by (English) Video games

Isaac Marshall (1996-2001) Scott Burns (2002-present) Eric Newsome (2007-2008) Kenny James (2007-present) Television Harvey Atkin

Voiced by (Japanese) Naoki Tatsuta (BS Super Mario Collection)

Akiko Wada (Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!) Masaharu Satō (OVA trilogy) Takanobu Hozumi (Japanese dub of the Super Mario Bros. film)

Portrayed by Dennis Hopper (Super Mario Bros.)