|“||You listen. Peach, gone. Lord Fawful, new ruler. Now, no need of you. Lord Fawful says sleep. NOW YOU SLEEP!||„|
|~ Midbus to Bowser|
Midbus is the right-hand of Fawful and the secondary antagonist of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake. He is a strong, pig-like creature with two big tusks, an armadillo back with a line of spikes and cuffs like Bowser's, but with small spikes. He is not that bright, this seen in his sentences that don't make sense usually. He is first seen when Bowser regains consciousness in Cavi Cape after he inhales Mario, Luigi, Peach, and the inhabitants at Princess Peach Toadstool's Castle. He is the first battle Bowser has in the game.
After finding out that Fawful is the person who fed him the Lucky Shroom and wants to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom, Bowser quickly attacks him. Midbus enters and pushes him back, saying that he is foolish. Bowser does not like what he hears and the battle commences. During the battle, Fawful gives a tutorial and alerts Midbus about Bowser's attacks. After Bowser takes a hit from Midbus, he feels cruddy from swallowing the Lucky Shroom. Midbus sees how weak Bowser is and exclaims that it is pointless, and says he should challenge him again when he gets stronger. Fawful then tells Bowser that he will now take over his castle first, then carry out the rest of his plan. They leave headed toward his castle, with Bowser following all the way. He then confronts Midbus inside Bowser Castle during Fawful's performance where he and Midbus were fighting in a cage. When Midbus is defeated, Fawful then uses the Boos to make Bowser chubby by forcing him to eat a lot of the food Fawful made for whoever won the battle. Midbus is then seen along with Fawful when he changes his plan by getting Princess Peach out of Bowser's body in order to get the Dark Star. He then provides a treadmill below Bowser and then walks away as Fawful was struggling to carry Princess Peach, making Fawful angrily call out Midbus for help. When Bowser finally explores the depths of Peach's Castle (which Fawful now controls), he confronts Midbus for the final time. However, Fawful upgrades Midbus to a stronger version of himself known as "Blizzard Midbus". When Blizzard Midbus is defeated, his entire body except the head freezes up with the head spewing ice cold breath. You can access the Airway when this occurs at which point Mario and Luigi go after the Dark Star which had fled into Bowser. After Fawful and the Dark Star's defeat, it is unknown what happens to Midbus afterwards since he remains frozen in that spot for the remainder of the game. Given his frozen status, he was probably placed into cold storage in Bowser's Castle like the Shroobs were.
Midbus is shown to be dimwitted, as he is shown to speak in sentences in poor English, but is full of pride as he was a rival towards Bowser in terms of strength. He is also shown to be very gluttonous as a pig as he was shown to be eating food thrown by the crowd watching him and Bowser fight. He was also shown to be loyal to Fawful and very protective towards him. However, in the end, his persistence became his undoing.
Midbus has the appearance of the combination between a boar and an armadillo. He is pink with a boar face, black horns on the side of his forehead, and a light yellow backside. He can also curl into a ball similarly to an armadillo. When transformed into Blizzard Midbus, he turns blue in color, and his backside grows a fur coat, like a mammoth. He also gains a crown to shoot out Snawfuls to help him fight against Bowser and regain health.
|“|| Midbus: "You. No longer needed. Here, you taste defeat."|
Bowser: "Taste defeat? You're gonna taste my fist, you little piglet!"
Midbus: "Taste your fist? Ha ha. I think not. I HAVE NO TASTE!"
Bowser: "That doesn't even make sense!"
Midbus: "Sense is for the weak! You listen. Peach, gone. Lord Fawful, new ruler. Now, no need of you. Lord Fawful says sleep. NOW YOU SLEEP!"
Bowser: "GAAAAAAAAAAAH! What is WRONG with you!? Nothing you say makes sense! And now you made me mad! And once I get mad, I need to punch something! C'MERE!"
|~ Midbus and Bowser before they fought for the first time.|
|“||You are weak. Most weak. It does not end here. Work on your skills.||„|
|~ Midbus after beating Bowser with an aerial attack as the Vacuum Shroom had weakened him.|
|“||You have come. As I expected. Now it is time. Now we will fight! Then you will lose! Then you will cry!||„|
|~ Midbus before fighting Bowser at Fawful Theater|
|“||He is very round. I am amused!||„|
|~ Midbus about Bowser who had been made fat by some of Fawful's specialised food.|
|“||Now you face hot wrath. The hot wrath of my freezing blizzard attack! Here your long journey ends!||„|
|~ Blizzard Midbus before he battles Bowser.|
|“||Though I fall here, none beat Lord Fawful. Now he will finish you!||„|
|~ Midbus' final words before freezing over.|
- His name is a pun on "Mid boss".
- Midbus's first fight in Bowser's Castle is the only boss that Bowser fights in the game where Mario and Luigi are not involved.
- Blizzard Midbus has the most HP out of any required boss in the game, including the final boss (Dark Bowser/Dark Star Core).
- In a few ways, Midbus can be considered Bowser's own twisted rival; similar to Wario and Mario.
- Bowser is a reptilian mix of turtle and dragon while Midbus is a mammalian mix of boar and armadillo.
- Bowser has multiple spikes on his shell while Midbus has a single spinal razor on his.
- Bowser always prefers to be in charge while Midbus is content with working as an underling.
- Bowser usually has powers affiliated with fire while Midbus gains ice powers later on.
- Bowser is usually the final boss in most games while Midbus never got the chance.
- In the "Super Mario Mash-Up Pack" DLC for console releases of Minecraft, there is unused pig textures that would have replaced their skin with Midbus.