The King of Hyrule as he appears in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

King of Hyrule is the title of the monarchal ruler of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda series. The king changes roles from game to game, and mostly plays the role of Princess Zelda's father.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The unnamed king of A Link to the Past highly trusted the wizard Agahnim, who apparently killed him, as a crowned skeleton can be seen in the game's opening.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The king of Ocarina of Time is mentioned only. Zelda talks about how Ganondorf is trying to gain his trust.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Main article: King of Red Lions

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Two kings appear in The Minish Cap. King Daltus is the current ruler and Zelda's father. He was a fine swordsman in his youth, and fought his good friend Smith to a draw in one instance of the Picori Festival.

The other one is King Gustaf, an old king who appears as a ghost in the Royal Valley. He was quite fond of the Wind Tribe.

The Legend of Zelda (cartoon)

The King of Hyrule is named King Harkanian in the cartoon shown Fridays on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! In the cartoon, he is shown to be somewhat absent minded.

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