It’s with great sorrow that today we lay Bowsette to rest, as it’s been officially confirmed that Toadette and Toadette alone is the only character able to use the Super Crown on the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe site. The canon has shifted, the beast is dead, the funeral is Wednesday.
For those who somehow managed to miss the fad, Bowsette and her numerous counterparts stemmed from the game’s new item, the Super Crown, a power-up that could transform any who donned it into a version of Princess Peach.
The frightening implications of the eldritch headwear captured the imagination of artists the world over, but now, only Toadette is canonically free to don the Super Crown. Booette, we hardly knew you.
Apparently, Nintendo themselves who have “no comment” on Bowsette when interviewed by Japanese website J-Cast News, invented her long before the Internet did.
Revealed in “The Art of Super Mario Odyssey” is an image of Bowser slinging a hat onto Peach, morphing her into a Bowsette that’s far less buxom than we’re used to.
Nintendo, seemingly always ahead of the curve, haven’t embraced the internet’s version of the spike-laden maiden. Today, the dream of any Super Crown related character becoming canon has died.
Toadette makes use of the Super Crown to double-jump, float, and recover from pitfalls in Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe exclusively on Switch launching Jan. 11, 2019.
Image source: The Art of Super Mario Odyssey via Forbes