King of Red Lions
King of Red Lions

Artwork of the King of Red Lions
Series The Legend of Zelda series
First game The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002)
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The King of Red Lions is a major character from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. He is a talking boat and acts as Link's guide throughout the adventure. He finds Link floating in the ocean after the Helmaroc King throws him from the Forsaken Fortress and saves him. They wash up on Windfall Island where he prompts link to buy a sail. After completing the Tower of the Gods dungeon, he reveals to Link that he is actually the King of Hyrule.


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the GameCube, Link meets the King of Red Lions near the beginning of the game and, shortly after, purchases a sail for him so that the two can go off on their adventure across the Great Sea. Much later on in the game, it is revealed to the player that the boat has been controlled by Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, the king of the submerged Hyrule. In the end of the game, the boat no longer speaks and no longer moves after the king dies.

Super Smash Bros. series

The King of Red Lions appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a trophy. The following is its description:

"A talking ship that rescues Link when he is thrown out to sea by the Helmaroc King. Rich with knowledge, he is a valuable partner, guiding Link in his adventures. As the ship is without a sail, Link must first acquire one on Windfall Island before venturing out on the Great Sea. It has been revealed that the King of Red Lions is actually the king of Hyrule."

Hyrule Warriors Legends


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