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Deku King

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Deku King
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The Deku Scrub King
Race Deku Scrub
Gender Male
Other Media
Era Era of the Hero of Time
Family Deku Princess (daughter)

The Deku King is a character in Majora's Mask.[1]


The Deku King is the monarch of the Deku Kingdom, who resides in the Deku Palace with his daughter, the Deku Princess.[2][3] He is described as being rash,[4] over-reactive, and overprotective.

When the Deku Princess goes missing, the Deku King quickly blames her disappearance on a Monkey, who was actually trying to help the princess reach the Woodfall Temple to find the cause of the recent swamp poisoning. The King imprisons the Monkey in a cage in the Deku Palace and welcomes any Deku Scrub who wants to watch the Monkey being punished.[5][6] After Link manages to sneak in while in his Deku form and talks to the imprisoned Monkey, he is taught the "Sonata of Awakening" by the creature. However, since that melody is only known by the Deku Royal Family, the King mistakenly takes this as further proof that the Monkey deceived the princess so he could enter the Woodfall Temple, and thus begins the Monkey's punishment while Link is taken away by the Deku Guards.[7]

After Link rescues the Deku Princess from Woodfall Temple, the princess becomes enraged at her father for hastily locking up the Monkey and orders that he be released instantly. The Deku King, glad that his daughter is safe,[8] realizes his mistake and releases the prisoner Monkey.[9] The King is last seen during the ending credits alongside the Deku Princess, the Monkey, and the palace guards.

Non-Canon Appearances

Majora's Mask (Himekawa)

In the Majora's Mask manga by Akira Himekawa, instead of accusing the Monkey, the Deku King rounded up random creatures such as Wolfos and Snappers, blaming them for the missing princess.



  1. "Deku King" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 196)
  2. "Now that our beloved princess is missing, the king has been unable to keep his cool..." — Deku Butler (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Oh, Mr. Monkey, I am truly sorry. Father does such rash things when he's worried about me." — Deku Princess (Majora's Mask)
  4. "Hasty decision making is my weakness...This time, more than ever, it has become clear to me." — Deku King (Majora's Mask)
  5. "Usually, I don't allow the likes of you in my Royal Chamber, but today is different! We're about to punish the foolish monkey who kidnapped the Deku princess! He has insulted the Royal Family. I'll show him what happens when you do that! That foolish monkey is up in that cage. Take a good look at his face!" — Deku King (Majora's Mask)
  6. "You shall know the wrath of a king whose darling princess was taken away from him!!! Suffer! I shall prolong his suffering! Foolish monkey!" — Deku King (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Everyone, did you hear that? This melody, which only the Deku Royal Family knows... It proves the foolish monkey deceived the princess so he could enter the temple! Everyone! Let the monkey's punishment commence!" — Deku King (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Oh, my princess! My darling princess!!! You are all right? I was so worried." — Deku King (Majora's Mask)
  9. "H-Hufff-huhhh! Foolish father!!! WHAT are you doing?!? Let that monkey go this instant!!" — Deku Princess (Majora's Mask)
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