Bowser being a dad
Bowser is the best dad
bowser and mario actually settled their differences a long time ago and all the games with bowser’s kids are a game he sets up with the plumbers and the princess to keep all 7 or 8 of them active and engaged for an entire weekend because even the king of the koopas needs a hand sometimes wrangling all of them.
That’s why there’s never any blood, it’s all just playing tag and when you’re tagged you dramatically fall down.
peach spends her time “kidnapped” looking after the little ones and making sure they’re eating properly and doing a good job guarding their castles. once one is “defeated,” peach takes off to check in on the next one and bowser picks up his kid to come hang out back at the main castle and watch the rest of the adventure and eat some of the cake peach makes for the kids.
That is the cutest idea ever and it is now my headcanon.
Their love started in a photo lab. She would bring in her film to him. He would develop it. She called him “Pro Photo Guy” to her friends. He lit up every time she walked in the lab. Months went by. Awkward conversation and hellos and good byes were all they exchanged for months. One day they both built up the courage to move their conversation outside the lab, and onto bikes. They rode around exploring Portland, in areas they both had never been to. Both film photographers. Both so attracted to the way each other saw the world. Both falling in love with each other.