King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo
King Bulblin (キングブルブリン, King Bulblin) is a mini-boss from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. He appears along his steed, Lord Bullbo (キングブルボー, King Bullbo).
In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess King Bulblin is the leader of the Bulblins, a race of small goblin-like beings. He acts as the driving force of Link's actions in the beginning of the game, before Zant's introduction: he attacks the Ordon Village and kidnaps Ilia and Colin, incapacitating Link. Link then travels the land of Hyrule to find the children of Ordon Village, meeting up with and defeating King Bulblin four times over the course of his adventure. In his final encounter, it is revealed he is actually capable of speech, much to Midna’s shock.
One of these battles is set on the Bridge of Eldin: in it, Link fights against King Bulblin jousting-style, riding Epona while his foe rides Lord Bullbo, his oversized Bullbo steed. After his defeat, King Bulblin falls in the river below. Contrary to his Smash appearance, he is not the cause of the bridge's destruction in Twilight Princess. Instead, part of the bridge is transported to the Gerudo Mesa by a Twilight Portal.
King Bulblin occasionally uses a war horn to alert his Bulblin troops.
Bulblins are a race of enemies that resemble small goblin-like beings, and are the disciples of King Bulblin. Bulblins wield either a club or a bow, and serve as an obstacle for Link on his journey. They also appear in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, with a nearly-identical appearance, attempting to attack Link as he rides the Spirit Train.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
As a stage hazard
King Bulblin appears as a hazard on Bridge of Eldin. Occasionally, a war horn trumpets, and shortly after King Bulblin will appear from either side of the stage, riding Lord Bullbo across the bridge. When in the middle of the bridge he drops a bomb which explodes after a short while, blowing up a large middle portion of the stage, and inflicting very powerful semi-spike knockback to anyone caught in the explosion. Lord Bullbo will also damage characters it charges into, though the knockback inflicted is weak and not a threat to KO without being very close to the side blastzones. Sometimes, King Bulblin is followed by a Bulblin minion on foot, which can be attacked by players, and if damaged enough, will be launched off the stage, but it does not attack or cause damage itself. Hitting King Bulblin can temporarily stun him, and while in this state Lord Bullbo will lose the ability to harm players with its charging, but King Bulblin still drops the bomb, and regardless of how much damage he sustains he cannot be defeated.
King Bulblin reappears as a stage hazard on the Bridge of Eldin in Smash Wii U, functioning identically to Brawl.
King Bulblin reappears yet again as a stage hazard on the Bridge of Eldin in Ultimate, function identically to his last two appearances. He also appears as a spirit along with Lord Bullbo.
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