This is the first part of my Bowser/King Koopa double feature, with both pictures drawn by the talented Echin: [link]
The scenario of this commission is inspired and loosely based on the theater scene from the DS RPG game, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, where in half of the game, you can play as Bowser. After his castle is taken over by the very eccentric villain Fawful, Bowser travels back to his castle to reclaim it. But once he gets there he finds himself the guest of honor and is presented with a VIP seat in the Castle theater. But what Bowser doesn't know is that he's not only the Guest of Honor, but also one of the main attractions.
This commission was drawn by Echin: [link]
and he has given me permission to post it on my gallery.
The Characters: Bowser, Fawful, and Midbus are from Nintendo.
Quick Note: Just to remind everyone that this story is very loosely based on a sequence from the DS video game, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story where Bowser finds that his castle has been turned into a "Theater." There is unfortunately no tickle scene of any kind from the video game version.
Finally, Bowser had reached his annexed castle which stood in his portion of the Mushroom Kingdom. "Ah, Finally! Now I'm going to grind that little four-eyed weirdo into bean sauce!" Bowser burst through the doors, "Fawful! Where are you!?" Inside the main foyer of the castle he only saw a few Goombas and Koopa Troopas wandering around, which surprised Bowser. "Hey you two!" Bowser shouted at the two goombas near the front door. "What's going on!? I thought this castle was taken over by Fawful, why are you guys just standing around here?!" The two goombas spoke up, "Our lord and master Fawful has always ruled here, we serve him well." said one goomba in a strange zombie-like way, as the other goomba repeated the last word, "Well." Bowser was not getting really confused and angry. "WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!! I HAVE ALWAYS RULED HERE! NOW TAKE ME TO FAWFUL RIGHT NOW!" But the two goombas continued to act like zombies. "You have no business here, stranger. Leave now at once. Lord Fawful wields it." ("Wields it.") Immediately Bowser grabbed the two goombas and held the both of them up where they could see the fire in his eyes. "THE ONLY ONE WHO IS GOING TO BE WIELDING ANYTHING, IS ME BOILING FAWFUL AND YOU TWO IN THE LAVA!! TAKE ME TO FAWFUL NOW OR YOU TWO ARE........!" Just then a koopa troopa interrupted them, "Ohhhhhh do please excuse these two sir, but might you be one of the guests?" Bowser turned towards the koopa. "WHA- WHAT! NO I'M NOT A GUEST! I'M YOUR KING! YOU IDIOTS!" Bowser roared as the brainwashed koopa searched through the guest list until he found his name. "Oh but yes you are, in fact, you apparently are the Guest of Honor for tonight's show. Bowser dropped the two goombas and ruffled his hair in frustration. "UGh! WILL YOU ALL QUIT THIS! I AM NOT A..........." Bowser then stopped himself and thought for a minute, maybe if he attends this show, Fawful might make an appearance, and then he'll be able to get back at him. "Hrrrrrm, Ah Fine, Alright! Take me to the theater! Might as well play along and see what happens." After calming down, Bowser was lead by the koopa into the theater.
Once inside the theater, he saw that it was a full house, filled with numerous goombas and koopas. "Hey! Where am I supposed to sit, it already full!" asked Bowser. "Ah, since your the guest of honor, you get to sit in the VIP seat." The koopa took out a remote control and suddenly the floor in the middle of the back area of the theater opened and up emerged a large throne-like chair that looks like it would have been designed by Bowser. "Woah, is that for me?" asked the Koopa King, with the koopa nodding with a smile. Bowser walked up to it and slowly sat in it. "Hmmmmm, not bad. After I get my castle back, I think I'll keep this." After a few minutes, the lights started to dim, and the show's overture began as a voice sounded out. "Welcome to Fawful's Theater! Where we will be presenting our first show." The red curtains of the stage began to open up, revealing a large strange metallic restraint device resting in the middle of the stage. Bowser raised an eyebrow to the strange device. "Huh, what the heck are they going to do with that?" the announcer continued, "First we would also like to welcome our Guest of Honor, Bowser! Who shall be our special volunteer for this performance!" And before Bowser could react, the VIP chair suddenly launched the Koopa King into the air where he landed directly on the seat of the large restraint device as the restraints attached to the device restrained his wrists, waist and large feet, tightly restraining the former Guest of Honor in the device.
After he took a few seconds to realize what happened, Bowser roared in anger and pulled hard against the restraints. "GRAAAAAAAAAH! I SHOULD HAVE KNOW THIS WAS A TRICK! GRRRRRR! UNNNNNNNNHHHHHH! I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THAT LITTLE....." But Bowser was once again interrupted by a small figure that suddenly jumped out onto the stage, it was non other then Fawful! "Good evening everyone! Can you feel it?" Fawful asked the crowd, which greeted him with great applause. "Ah Yes! I to can feel it, I can feel the excitement................especially the chortles! Ha Ha Ha!" Bowser's anger grew and grew. "THE ONLY THING YOU'LL BE FEELING ARE THE BRUISES ALL OVER YOU BODY ONCE I GET OUT OF HERE!" Fawful turned towards the restrained Koopa. "Out? OUT!? Now why would you want to leave now, especially when your the Guest of Honor! If you go, we have no show! Now without further adew, on with the Chortles!" exclaimed Fawful as he danced and spinned around in his red cloak, with Bowser once again, confused. "ALRIGHT, CUT IT OUT WITH THE CHORTLES! LET ME GO RIGHT NOW!" But Fawful only continued dancing, "Oh, no go, just Chortles! And like everyone here, you shall have Chortles too!" Suddenly the device Bowser was restrained in activated, as two mechanical appendages emerged from the sides of the machine, with feathers attached at the end, which began to brush the Koopa King's large pits.
"AHHHHHH! HEY! HEH HEH! WHAT ARE YOU DOING! HEH! STOP THAT NOW! HE HE GRRRRRRRRRRR!" Growled Bowser as he tried to resist the ticklish sensation the feathers were making. Fawful smiled with joy. "Ha Ha! Presenting my very own, Chortle Chair! You shall be experiencing the feeling of Chortles in no time!" said Fawful as two more feather appendages appeared out of the same area and began to tease and tickle around Bowser's thick chest. "HER HER HER, GRAAAAAAAAHHHHH! FAWFUL! YOU WILL HEH! PAY FOR THIS HUMILIATION! HEH HE HE! EAAAAAAHHHHHH!" exclaimed Bowser as he continued to fight against the tickling and the restraints. "He He He He He HEEEEEE! More More More! We need more Chortlllllllllles!" Just then two more feather appendages emerged from the lower part of the chair, and began to brush around and in between Bowser's toes. "AHHHHHHHHHH! GAHHHHHH! GRRRRRHERHERHERHERHEHER! HEH HEH! AHHHHHH! ENOUGH! HE HE! I'VE HAD ENOUGH! HER! HER! HER! GAAAAAAAAAHHHH!" Getting more and more excited, Fawful activated the final appendages, "He He He! CHORTLES ARE NEVER ENOUGH! HA HA HA!" Two more mechanical appendages emerged from underneath the stocks, with the ends of the appendages being circular spinning brushes, which scrubbed and tickled up and down Bowser's large feet.
GRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! HERRRRRRRRRRRR! CAN'T TAKE IT ANY-AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! GRAAAA! HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! STOOOOOOOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOPPPPP! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! PLEASE! HA HA HA HA HA NOT MY FEET! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! NOHOHOHOHOHOHO MOHOHOHOHOHOHORE! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Now able to control himself anymore, Bowse burst out into loud bombastic hysterics, much to the excitement of Fawful. "HORRRAAAH! Bower has Chortles! Bowser has Chortles! Bowser has Chortles! And now that Chortles are with Bowser, we can go onto the next show! Suddenly the tickling just stopped, the appendages retracted and Bowser was released from the restraints. Taking some time to fully catch his breath, Bowser immediately turned his anger toward Fawful as he threw a massive punch toward to bizarre character, which he successfully evaded. "GRRRRRRRRRRRR! IT'S JUST YOU AND ME NOW, FAWFUL! PREPARE TO KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE WHEN YOUR MEDIUM WELL! Bowser then blew his fire at Fawful, but once again managed to evade the Koopa's attack. "Ahhhhhh, the opponent will not be yours truly tonight...........Midbus!" Just then Fawful's large muscular armadillo bodyguard Midbus came out onto the stage as Fawful disappeared behind him, off the stage. "Ahhhh, so it's you again!" said Bowser " I guess I'll get to have my fun with you, before I get to have some fun with that little pipsqueak!" Midbus walked up to Bowser, sizing him up. "We'll see about that, now lets see which one is the strongest!" Suddenly a large wide open cage came down upon the two, entrapping them in a battle ring. "Heh, this is going to be interesting." said Bowser as the two beasts lunged at each other.
NOTE: From here on, it continued into the the main storyline of the video game, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
Original artwork by Echin: [link]