Video Game Villains War
A Bad Employer
Ripto first encounters Bowser after the Koopa King kidnaps Princess Peach. Bowser then offers Crush, Gulp, and the rest of the Riptocs increased pay and benefits for joining the Koopa Empire. Ripto tries to use his magic to spurn Bowser, setting up a wall of ice for protection. Bowser's fire breath melts right through this. Ripto then mutates himself into a gargantuan monster, only for Bowser to crush his staff using the Bowser Bomb attack. Ripto dies in the resulting magical explosion, leading Bowser to take full control of the Riptoc legions.