The Faux Hero is a character in Tri Force Heroes. He is a young boy who wishes to become Hytopia's hero, but does not have the right qualifications. He gives Link Friendly Tokens when he plays with friends over local multiplayer and Download Play.
The Faux Hero can be found in front of Hytopia Castle. He tries to get inside the castle and insists that he is the kingdom's true hero, but is not allowed in as his appearance does not fit the King's specifications, likely because he has round ears. He reacts with shock and confusion when Link is allowed inside.
Although the Faux Hero is never allowed inside the castle, he can still be found in front of it. He boasts that he is very popular, and has 15 Friendly Tokens to prove it. He will give Link Friendly Tokens for every friend he has played with over local multiplayer or Download Play.
- The colors of the Faux Hero's hair and clothing greatly resemble Link's from A Link to the Past.
- Although Link can purchase Friendly Tokens from the Street Merchant following the 2.0.0 update, the Faux Hero will not acknowledge Link's possession of them when spoken to.
|Names in Other Regions|
|EnglishUK||Boy by castle gates|
|FrenchCA||Faux héros||False hero|
|SpanishEU||Chico del castillo||Castle boy|
|SpanishLA||Chico del castillo||Castle boy|
- "That noisy child over there... He seems to have a lot of friends, even though his ears are round. Hasn't anybody told him?" — Woman (Tri Force Heroes)
- "Friendly Token More friends is better than none. So got get some, son! Location: Faux Hero" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
- "After playing with friends using Local Play or Download Play, talk to the boy at the castle entrance to receive a Friendly Token." (Tri Force Heroes manual, pg. 11)
- "Let me in too, chum! Please! I wanna be a witch-hunting hero too!" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
- "Only those who meet the necessary ear, hair, and sideburn requirements may join the witch-hunting brigade! Not just anyone can become a Tri Force Hero, you know!" — Guard (Tri Force Heroes)
- "What?! Why does HE get to go in?" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
- "How could they let a chum like YOU in when they keep refusing ME! The clear protagonist of this story!" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
- "I'm loaded with Friendly Tokens! Don't they HAVE to let someone as popular as me in?!" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
- "I've got 15 Friendly Tokens. Count 'em, chum!" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)