|Title||The Bulblin King|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Weakness(es)||Ordon Sword, Master Sword, Arrows, Bombs, Hidden Skills, Ball and Chain (if stunned)|
King Bulblin is the one who shatters the peaceful life of Link and most Ordonians by invading the Ordona Province to clear the way for a Twilight portal to appear over the Ordon Spring. King Bulblin kidnaps the children of the village, but they manage to escape to Kakariko Village. He later kidnaps Colin and escapes to the center of the Eldin Province, where a horseback battle takes place. Link must chase after him and slash off his armor while King Bulblin's legion of monsters chase him on Bullbos. After all of his armor is sliced off, the king retreats to the Bridge of Eldin, where he rides Lord Bullbo against Link in a jousting battle. Link must charge toward him, dodge, and attack. After several successful strikes against him, King Bulblin is flung off the bridge, snapping one of his horns in half.
He is fought again at the Great Bridge of Hylia. This time shooting arrows into the weak spots in his armor is effective. After Link defeats him, King Bulblin is flung over the side of the bridge snapping his other horn in half; but once again survives. Before entering the Arbiter's Grounds, he engages in a sword and axe duel with Link in a Bulblin camp. Upon his defeat, he sets the camp on fire, which Link manages to escape.
Link fights King Bulblin one last time in the courtyard of Hyrule Castle. His only lines of dialogue are during this encounter. Before the fight, he announces "I have come to play!" and then, after his defeat, he concedes the battle. Midna, is subsequently surprised that King Bulblin is actually capable of speech.
In the end credits, he is seen riding around Hyrule Field with both horns grown back, which may symbolize the Bulblins being at peace with the other Hyruleans.
Ruling over his minions
Even though his title is "King Bulblin", he is more of a warlord than a king and he is noticably different from standard Bulblins.
It is possible that he has servants as there are often two Bulblins which who are mounted on Bullbos with him as seen when he invades Kakariko village and in the credits. He also wields a huge axe unlike his minions who wield clubs or bows. King Bulblin has a different Bullbo to normal Bulblins. Him and his mount do not appear on Spirit Tracks unlike his underlings.
- During the second fight with King Bulblin, it is possible, though rather difficult, to defeat him using bombs. While this method is impractical for normal gameplay, it can be useful for circumventing the problems associated with the "Early Master Sword" glitch. It is thus used in Speed Runs.
King Bulblin spars against Link at Eldin Province
King Bulblin fighting Link before the Arbiter's Grounds
King Bulblin getting shot at on the Great Bridge of Hylia
- "Enough. I follow the strongest side! …that is all I have ever known." — King Bulblin (Twilight Princess)
- "Link... He... He talked!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
- Mofat, Fighting Bulblin with bombs - Twilight Princess Tutorial, Youtube, published April 17, 2013.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||キングブルブリン (Kingu Buruburin)||King Bulblin|