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King Bulblin

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King Bulblin
KingBulblin.png
TitleBulblin King
Race/SpeciesBulblin
GenderMale[1]
Game(s)Twilight Princess
Other MediaSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Hyrule Warriors
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Dungeon(s)Hyrule Castle
Weakness(es)Sword
Bow
Bombs
Theme Music
Triforce piece.png

King Bulblin is a recurring boss in Twilight Princess, first appearing in Ordon Spring.

Midna's Advice

Eee hee hee! See you later!

King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo (Bridge of Eldin)

Ugh... This doesn't look good for that kid. If that guy rushes you, you won't stand a chance. Do your best to avoid him and slice him as you pass!

Midna's Advice

Eee hee hee! See you later!

King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo (Great Bridge of Hylia)

This guy again... What a pest... I'm telling you, it's a waste, no matter how many times you battle him. Teach him a lesson!
(After hitting his shields twice)

What's this guy's problem? Looks like he went and got a nice pair of matching shields! What an idiot... He's got his sides protected, but his front is completely open. Don't waste time going hand-to-hand with this guy. Use a projectile when the time is right!


(Asked again)

Take a good look at that guy and you should see a bunch of gaps in his armor. Fire arrows into those spots! This guy fights dirty, so there's no reason we can't fight dirty, too!

Midna's Advice

Eee hee hee! See you later!

King Bulblin (Gerudo Desert)

Not this guy again! Hmph! Let's teach him that flailing a giant axe around is NEVER a good idea!

Biography

King Bulblin is the one who shatters the peaceful life of Link and many of the Ordonians by invading the Ordon Spring to clear the way for a Twilight portal. King Bulblin kidnaps the children of Ordon Village, but they manage to escape to Kakariko Village. He later kidnaps Colin from Kakariko and escapes to the center of the Eldin Province, with Link and Epona in hot pursuit. Link must chase after him and slash off his armor while King Bulblin's Bulblin legions chase him on Bullbos. After all of his armor is gone, the king retreats to the Bridge of Eldin, where he rides Lord Bullbo against Link in a joust of sorts. Link must gallop toward him on Epona, move to one side at the last minute, and attack with his sword as they pass each other. After Link launches several successful strikes against him, King Bulblin is flung off the bridge, snapping one of his horns in half.

He is fought again at the Great Bridge of Hylia. In this encounter, Link must shoot Arrows at the weak points in his armor. After Link defeats him, King Bulblin is again thrown over the side of the bridge, snapping his other horn in half; but once again, he survives.

Before Link is able to enter the Arbiter's Grounds, he engages in a duel on foot with King Bulblin in the Bulblins' base camp. He wields an enormous axe, using it to both guard himself and attack Link. Upon his defeat, he sets his tent on fire, but Link manages to escape the flames on a Bullbo.

Link fights King Bulblin one last time in the courtyard of Hyrule Castle. His only lines of dialogue are during this encounter. Before the fight, he announces "I have come to play!" and after his defeat, he concedes to Link.[2] Midna is subsequently surprised that King Bulblin is actually capable of speech.[1]

In the end credits, he is seen riding around Hyrule Field on Lord Bullbo; both horns have grown back, which may symbolize the Bulblins being at peace with the other Hyruleans.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Series

See SmashWiki's article on King Bulblin for more information.

King Bulblin makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Bridge of Eldin stage as an enemy. He will ride across the stage, planting a Bomb, which blasts away the middle part of the bridge, effectively dividing the battlefield in half. The part of the stage he destroys is eventually repaired by a Twilight portal. King Bulblin also appears as a Trophy and Sticker.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, King Bulblin reprises his role on the Bridge of Eldin stage.

Trophy Information

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
# Trophy Significant Games Description How to unlock
200 SSBB King Bulblin Trophy Model.png
King Bulblin
Twilight Princess King Bulblin is the boss of the creatures who kidnapped Ilia, Colin, and the rest of Ordon Village's children. Characterized by his appearance atop a boarlike beast named Lord Bullbo, he encounters Link time and time again. When he loses in his final battle, he pays subtle respect to Link when he says, "I follow the strongest side!" Random

Sticker Information

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo King Bulblin Sticker.png Twilight Princess [Leg] - Attack +19 All

Hyrule Warriors



In Hyrule Warriors, Bulblin Captains resemble King Bulblin. In the Twilight Princess DLC Pack, King Bulblin himself appears as an enemy in the Twilight Map in Adventure Mode. Although identical in looks to the Bulblin Captains, King Bulblin is much larger in size, speaks during battle, is more resilient to damage, and is much stronger. He appears in a powered-up state which increases his strength and endurance significantly. He can be weakened by defeating his lackeys, however if his health is depleted to two-thirds while he is still powered-up, he will acknowledge the Warrior's strength and join their army.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キングブルブリン (Kingu Buruburin) Same as English.
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Rey Bulblin Same as English.
French Republic FrenchEU Roi Bulblin Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German König Bulblin Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Re Bulblin Same as English.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Link... He... He spoke." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  2. "Enough. I follow the strongest side! …that is all I have ever known." — King Bulblin (Twilight Princess)
The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of AgesOracle of SeasonsFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the Wild