The King of Red Lions is a talking boat from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. He acts as Link's guide throughout the adventure. He can speak the ancient Hylian tongue, in this way, he helps Link on his quest for the Master Sword by speaking to ancient Hylian entities such as Jabun. Later on in the game, around the time when Link obtains the Master Sword, The King of Red Lions reveals himself to be Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, the King of the long forgotten land of Hyrule. At the end of the game, the King wishes to the Triforce for Hyrule to be drowned, and stays with the kingdom as it is flooded. The King of Red Lions is seen after Link returns to the surface, but appears completely lifeless.

The boat does not appear in Phantom Hourglass, though there is a boat named the Prince of Red Lions, piloted by a man dressed like Link, that has a similar appearance.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The King of Red Lions acts as another platform on the Pirate Ship stage. He also is a collectable trophy.

Trophy 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.

The Legend of Zeda: The Wind Waker, 2003
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