Bowser Fart GIF meme showing an inflated version of the villain Bowser from Super Mario video games.

Bowser Fart GIF

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Bowser Fart GIF refers to an infamous fart and inflation fetish animation of the Super Mario character Bowser farting fire. Shared in Discord chats since 2021 and used in memes as bait-and-switch media on TikTok since November 2022, in April 2023 the animation gained virality as a reference as users compared other looped animations that utilize tweening to it, similar to Reptilian Backshots.


On September 24th, 2019, artist MrRyuHayabusa posted[1] a fart and inflation fetish animation of the villain Bowser from Super Mario video game series to DeviantArt, also posting it to their now-defunct Twitter account @BigFattNinja. The animation (shown below) gained over 10,900 views and was favorited over 210 times in four years.


On October 30th, 2020, YouTuber[2] Harry Potter uploaded a version of the animation with sound. It is unconfirmed whether this version was originally shared by MrRyuHayabusa on Twitter, or if another user added sound to it later. The video (shown below) received over 155,000 views in three years.


The GIF has been shared in Discord chats at least since August 2021. On August 16th, 2021, Tenor[3] user ballstalker66 posted a Big Brother Orders meme referencing the GIF (shown below).

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Starting in late November 2022, the GIF achieved popularity on TikTok as bait-and-switch media. For example, on November 29th, TikToker[4] 1stgabeitch posted a meme that used the GIF as an unexpected punchline that received over and 3.2 million views and 772,000 likes in six months (shown below, left). On December 2nd, TikToker[5] amystittt0 posted a Powerscaling meme between the GIF and Lois Griffin from Family Guy that gained over 390,000 views and 32,200 likes in five months (shown below, right)

On April 12th, 2023, Twitter[6] user @bara_moe_bltch quote tweeted Steve Cutts' short animated film "MAN," commenting, "why is he animated like bowser fart gif." The post (shown below, left) gained over 920 retweets and 29,300 likes in three weeks.

The tweet popularized a comparison between looped animations, particularly those that utilize the tweening animation method, and the Bowser Fart GIF on Twitter. For example, on April 23rd, 2023, Twitter[7] user @RealYouTubeKids quoted tweeted an AI-generated video, commenting, "Every time I see someone show off an animation they made using AI, it always looks like bowser fart gif." The tweet (shown below, right) gained over 2,600 retweets and 55,100 likes in one week.

Glub commissions OPEN @bara_moe_bltch why is he animated like bowser fart gif Amazing Physics @amazing_physics. Apr 11 Humans don't deserve Earth earth.. 0:58 214.7K views WELCOME 4:23 PM Apr 12, 2023 · 89.9K Views . (Not) YouTube Kids @RealYouTubeKids Every time I see someone show off an animation they made using Al, it always looks like bowser fart gif Tansu YEĞEN @TansuYegen • Apr 21 Al is making the famous words of historical philosophers come alive with wisdom... THE MAN WHO SAYS HE CAN AND THE MAN WHO SAYS HE CANNOT ARE BOTH CORRECT -CONFUCIUS 9:30 AM • Apr 23, 2023 3.2M Views

Devious Reptilian Backshots refers to a tweening animation and GIF of Spider-Man getting pulled into a sewer from behind by the Lizard, also known as Dr. Curt Connors. The animation was posted to Instagram in January 2023 and became the subject of memes and reactions in March after going viral on TikTok and Twitter when a user described the animation as Spider-Man taking "devious reptilian backshots" from the Lizard, meaning the Lizard is having sex with Spider-Man from behind.

XMICCHIX @swagamicchi that spiderman reptilian backshots gif and the bowser fart gif has done irreparable damage to the reception of these lil animations XMICCHIX @swagamicchi Apr 25 This was such a cute idea i had to do it Show this thread 0:00 230.6K views 12:42 AM. Apr 26, 2023 75K Views . D Angry Tesseract @AngryTesseract This way of animating is now irrevocably associated with bowser fart gif or devious reptilian backshots VideoGabes Animations @VideoGabesA - Apr 17 Why is this animated like this Show this thread 0:05 640.1K views 1:02 AM - Apr 18, 2023 1,960 Views ShootsMyGoots @ShootsMyGoots Spiderman after getting those devious reptilian back shots: Fighting Game Anniversaries @FGAnniversaries. Apr 20 Ryu's continue animation for Street Fighter 6. 0:16 31.9K views 2:50 AM - Apr 21, 2023 - 1,076 Views CONTINUE? 9 :

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GetMadz @getmadz Apr 22 monkey business #MarioMovie 141 1 899 gamer official @KumerGaming DKS 5,879 ₁939.3K ←] That bowser fart gif has ruined the reputation of all rigged puppet animation forever and will change the animation industry is ways even our children will never be able to comprehend 12:21 PM . Apr 23, 2023 13.6K Views : Crispy Boi @CrispyFrise Is it bad I find the vid of fat knuckles fucking fat sonic while farting animated like the bowser fart gif funny as fuck? 1:13 AM · Apr 29, 2023 15.1K Views : REAC nat. @kishikybe. Apr 22 im sick why did they animate grandpa Max's belly like that Dan 10 (Micke... @DanBo... • Apr 21 There's a Omniverse Harlem shake video Show this thread 26 t 439 Tan (Conner21) @Conner21dumb EN ... 7,133 il 196.7K ↑ why is it animated like that one bowser fart gif 5:31 AM. Apr 22, 2023 · 8,984 Views

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External References

[1] DevianArt – 3-376e77a14644

[2] YouTube – bowser fart

[3] Tenor – Bowser Fart Do Not Post GIF

[4] TikTok – @1stgabeitch

[5] TikTok – @amystittt0

[6] Twitter – @bara_moe_bltch

[7] Twitter – @RealYouTubeKids

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