Birdo's origins are unclear. The
creature was first encountered by Mario, Luigi, Princess
Toadstool, and Toad during their brief visit to Subcon. Birdo
served under Wart, and used egg- and fireball-spitting skills to
guard numerous areas from the Mario gang. However, Birdo was
easily bested when her own eggs were used against her (Super
Mario Bros. 2). Whether Birdo was conjured up in Mario's
dreams is uncertain, but if so she was likely based on a real
character, since Birdos later appeared in various places in the
Mushroom Kingdom. One such instance was in Nimbus Land, where
Mario discovered Valentina's henchman Shy Away raising a huge egg.
The egg held an important castle key, but when Mario broke the
shell he was greeted by a young Birdo. This Birdo, too, used egg-spitting
techniques against him, but she proved a much greater challenge
than any previous Birdo (Super Mario RPG).
Note: inacurate translation of the SMB2 instruction booklet has led to numerous misconceptions about Birdo. The character's name was mistakenly swapped with that of the enemy Ostro (later corrected in Super Mario Advance), and was described as being a boy who thinks he is a girl. How either of these mistakes occurred is unknown, but later games have established that it's name is Birdo, not Ostro, and that all known Birdos are female. Birdo also appeared in Mario's Tennis, Super Mario Advance, and Super Smash Bros. Melee.
The mysterious racer known throughout the galaxy as Black
Shadow has a single goal in the F-Zero Grand Prix - to destroy
Captain Falcon. This history goes back to when Black Shadow was
taught his super powers by Jay Gonso Snaky. Snaky was thereafter
captured by Captain Falcon, who was sent to a total security
prison. Shadow sought revenge against Captain Falcon. Shadow grew
a clone of Captian Falcon, known as Blood Falcon, and together
they seek to oust Captain Falcon in the Grand Prix (F-Zero X).
Note: official F-Zero X site, enough said.
The infamous gym leader of Cinnabar Island. Blaine became interested in Pokemon training after his life was saved by a mystical, firery bird. He will give you the Volcano badge if you best him in battle. His Pokemon all range in fire-types, and his team is known to include Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, and Nintails. He can prove quite a challenge to those without a water- or ground-type on their team (Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow).
A nasty-tempered snowman, Bleak lead Baron K. Roolensteins forces on the snowy peak of K3. Leading his barrage of Lemguins, Koils, and Kobbles, Bleak did his best to force Dixie and Kiddy down the mountain. The two Kongs were able to reach the top of K3, where they found an angry Bleak waiting for them. The snowman propelled snowballs at the two monkeys, but they were able to hit his weak spot and forced him to retreat from K3 (Donkey Kong Country 3).
Blind the Thief
Leader of a band of thieves who found his way into the dark world where he sought the Triforce. He eventually found his way to a dungeon. As he attempted to look inside, he was forced in by monsters and locked in. Able to shape-shift, Blind took the form of a woman in hope of luring someone in to get him out. Link become his unwitting victim during his quest in the dark world. However, Link realized the deception. He forced Blind into the light, where he could not hold his shape. He was forced to revert to his true form. A difficult battle ensued, but Link emerged victorious (A Link to the Past).
Very little is known about Blitz Wagner. He pilots the Silver
Thunder, a machine designed by F-Zero legend Dr. Stewart. Blitz
is described as piloting the machine with "quiet mastery"
(F-Zero: Maximum Velocity).
Note: this description is taken from Nintendo Power Advance, Issue 1.
Blood Falcon is as great a mystery as the Black Shadow. He
knows only that he is an exact look-alike to Captain Falcon and
he is not a cyborg. The only person who knows his history for
sure is the Black Shadow. Blood Falcon unquestioningly follows
Black Shadow in his efforts to defeat Captain Falcon in the F-Zero
Grand Prix, and the two make a dangerous team (F-Zero X).
Note: some of this information came from the official F-Zero X website, but not as much as other entries. Blood Falcon's costume appears as an alternate outfit for Captain Falcon in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Self-proclaimed king of the Bob-ombs, this huge, battle-hungry bomb sits atop a huge mountain. During Marios quest for the power stars, he encountered the Bob-omb King. Outraged by Marios intrusion, the King challenged Mario to a fight. Mario defeated the large fiend and won a power star for his trouble (Super Mario 64).
A pink bob-omb with a hot temper, Bombette was captured by the Koopa Bros along with a number of other bob-ombs, and forced to work night and day on their fort.With the help of Mario, she was rescued from her prison, and agreed to help Mario on his adventure. Bombette's destruction skills proved invaluable to the teams success, and she was also a powerful ally (Paper Mario).
Huge, shadowy monster long imprisoned in Kakariko Village by the Sheikah. Coupled with its increasing power and Ganondorfs influence on Hyrule, Bongo Bongo escaped its shadowy prison and overtook the Shadow Temple. The lens of truth was the only artifact capable of seeing this body. Arming himself with the lens, Link traveled forward in time to stop the dark monster. Link succeeded in defeating the creature, foiling another of Ganondorfs powerful minions. This resulting in the freedom of Impa, who resealed the Shadow Temple and prevented any further intrusions into Kakariko Village. Bongo Bongo remains trapped beneath Kakariko to this day (Ocarina of Time).
Seventh Generation descendant of a long line of slightly crazy forefathers, Booster resides in his gigantic funhouse tower. Once Exor, the gateway weapon between the Mushroom Kingdom and Smithys world, crashed into Bowsers castle and sent Mario, Princess Toadstool, and Bowser flying in separate directions, the Princess landed at the top of Booster Tower. On recommendation from the sniffits, Booster attempted to marry the Princess. However, after chasing Booster and the sniffits to Marrymore, Mario and his friends showed up just in time to prevent the wedding. Booster and the sniffits returned to Booster Tower thereafter. Upon Valentinas defeat at Nimbus Land, Valentina was sent flying into Booster Tower. Booster and Valentina were then wed in Marrymore (Super Mario RPG).
Notorious, scheming, tyrannical, cunning villain of the
mushroom world. Bowsers capers in the Mushroom Kingdom
began when he captured Princess Peach Toadstool and took over the
Kingdom. Bowsers plan seemed flawless. However, the Koopa
King had not counted on the arrival of the Super Mario Brothers.
The brothers defeated Bowsers henchmen and rescued the Princess (Super
Mario Bros.). After his defeat, Bowser escaped to Dark Land.
He began planning another attack on the Mushroom Kingdom. This
time, Bowser took over the entire mushroom world and set his
children as henchmen, assigning them each a world to protect. The
Koopa Kids proved no match against the Mario brothers, who
traveled to Dark Land and again rescued the princess (Super
Mario Bros. 3). Shortly afterwards, Mario, Luigi, and the
Princess left for a vacation in Dinosaur Land. Little did they
know, Bowser had returned to his old stomping grounds, capturing
the meddlesome Yoshis and overtaking Dinosaur Land, then
kidnapping the princess upon her arrival. Once more, Bowser put
his children in charge of areas of the world, and positioned his
troops to stop the Mario brothers. But, with aid from the freed
Yoshi, Mario and Luigi ended Bowsers reign of terror in
dinosaur land, and he has not returned since (Super Mario
World). After a long period of inactivity, Bowser dispensed
with his children and executed a complicated plan. Locking the
princess in her own castle, Bowser stole the 120 power stars, and
spread them throughout many worlds. Some he gave to his minions,
others he hid. The only way to free Peach was to recover the
power stars. After a long and complex journey, Mario obtained the
stars and freed Peach from Bowser once more (Super Mario 64).
Shortly afterward, Bowser showed that he had a good side. Upon
Smithys attack on the Mushroom World, Bowsers castle
was overtaken by Exor, the gateway to Smithys world. Bowser
banded together with Mario, Peach, Geno, and Mallow, and under
his command, defeated Exor and returned his castle to
its original splender. However, Bowser's alliance with the good
guys was short-lived (Super Mario RPG). Sometime later,
Bowser stole the star rod. With this weapon, he could make
himself invincible. He then devised a complex plan with the help
of Kammy Koopa, whereby he lifted Peach's castle into the sky on
top of his own. This not only created chaos in the world below,
but it had a deep impact on star road as well. With much help,
Mario succeeded in returning Peach's castle to the ground, and
restoring the star road (Paper Mario).
Note: Bowser's appearances in the form of Baby Bowser have been seperated from this entry to avoid confusion. Although Bowser has made several appearances in all-encompassing games such as Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, Mario Kart, and SSBM, these games are out of continuity and have been omitted from the encyclopedia. Bowser also appeared in Luigi's Mansion, however this was most likely a puppet Bowser created by King Boo, not Bowser himself.