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King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo

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King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo
TP King Bulblin Render.png
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Render of King Bulblin from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Debut The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
SSB4 (Wii U)
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (2018, King Bulblin)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (2016, Lord Bullbo)
Console/platform of origin Wii
Species Bulblin (King Bulblin)
Bullbo (Lord Bullbo)
Gender Male
Article on Zeldawiki King Bulblin

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).

Origin[edit]

King Bulblin as he appears on the Bridge of Eldin in Twilight Princess.

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[edit]

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[edit]

As a stage hazard[edit]

King Bulblin on Bridge of Eldin charging at Kirby and Zero Suit Samus.

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.

Trophies[edit]

Trophy in Brawl.
King Bulblin
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!"
GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2006
Trophy in Brawl.
Bulblin
Creatures that serve under King Bulblin. They follow their superiors and pillage the land like hyenas. They typically attack with spears and fiery arrows but sometimes attack while mounted on boarlike beasts. They're not the strongest creatures but can prove dangerous in packs.
GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2006

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess TypeIcon(Foot).png Attack +19 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo (Zelda TP).png
King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo
(Zelda TP)

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

King Bulblin on the Bridge of Eldin in Smash 4.

King Bulblin reappears as a stage hazard on the Bridge of Eldin in Smash Wii U, functioning identically to Brawl.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

King Bulblin on the Bridge of Eldin in Ultimate.

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.

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
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SSBU spirit King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo.png
King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo
Attack
1 1109 5549 654 3274 455 2275 No Effect The Legend of Zelda Series

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese キングブルブリン & キングブルボー, King Bulblin & King Bullbo
UK English King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo
France French Roi Bulbin et Lod Razr
Germany German King Bulblin & Lord Bullbo
Spain Spanish Rey bulblin y rey faco
Italy Italian Re Bulblin e Lord Bullbo
China Chinese (Simplified) 布鲁布林王 & 布鲁野猪王
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 布魯布林王 & 布魯野豬王
South Korea Korean 킹 블브린 & 킹 블보, King Bulblin & King Bullbo
Netherlands Dutch Koning Bulblin en Lord Bullbo
Russia Russian Король бублинов и Лорд Булбо

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