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The Faux Hero is a character in Tri Force Heroes.[2]


The Faux Hero is a young boy dressed in green who can be found in front of Hytopia Castle. He wishes to get inside the castle and insists that he is Hytopia's true hero,[3] but is not allowed in as his appearance does not fit King Tuft's specifications,[4] likely because he has round ears.[1] He reacts with shock and confusion when Link is allowed inside.[5][6]

Although the Faux Hero is never allowed inside the castle, he boasts that he is very popular, and has 15 Friendly Tokens to prove it.[7][8] He challenges Link to a "Chum Challenge" and will give Link one of his Friendly Tokens for every hero he has played with over Local Multiplayer or Download Play.[9] If Link manages to obtain all 15 of his Friendly Tokens, the Faux Hero will react with disbelief before admitting that he has learned from the experience,[10] referring to Link henceforth as his "Numero Uno Chum".[11]


  • The colors of the Faux Hero's hair and clothing greatly resemble Link's from A Link to the Past.
  • Although Link can purchase Friendly Tokens from the Street Merchant following the Ver. 2.0.0 update, the Faux Hero will not acknowledge Link's possession of them when spoken to.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
United KingdomEnglishBRBoy by castle gates[12] 
JapanJapanese城前の少年 (Shiromae no Shōnen)[13]Boy in front of the castle
CanadaFrenchCAFaux héros[14]False hero
GermanyGermanJunge am Schlosstor[15]Boy at the castle gate
SpainSpanishEUChico del castillo[16]Castle boy
Latin AmericaSpanishLAChico del castillo[17]Castle boy
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "That noisy child over there... He seems to have a lot of friends, even though his ears are round. Hasn't anybody told him?" — Woman (Tri Force Heroes)
  2. "Friendly Token
    More friends is better than none. So got get some, son!
    Location: Faux Hero
    " — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  3. "Let me in too, chum! Please! I wanna be a witch-hunting hero too!" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
  4. "Only those who meet the necessary ear, hair, and sideburn requirements may join the witch-hunting brigade! Not just anyone can become a Tri Force Hero, you know!" — Guard (Tri Force Heroes)
  5. "What?! Why does HE get to go in?" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
  6. "How could they let a chum like YOU in when they keep refusing ME! The clear protagonist of this story!" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
  7. "I'm loaded with Friendly Tokens! Don't they HAVE to let someone as popular as me in?!" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
  8. "I've got 15 Friendly Tokens. Count 'em, chum!" — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
  9. "After playing with friends using Local Play or Download Play, talk to the boy at the castle entrance to receive a Friendly Token." (Tri Force Heroes manual, pg. 11)
  10. "Th-this can't be happening... I'm all out of Friendly Tokens...
    But you know what, chum? I feel... fine. Free, even! Real friendships don't need a token, anyhow. I guess.
    Yeah, that's right! Friends are friends, no matter what. I may have lost at my own game, but I've grown! Matured!
    " — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
  11. "In fact! From now on, I henceforth and hereby dub thee...
    My Numero Uno Chum!!
    " — Faux Hero (Tri Force Heroes)
  12. "A friend in need is a friend indeed! So get more friends!
    Found: Boy by castle gates
    " — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  13. "場所:城前の少年" — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  14. "Des amis d'un jour peuvent devenir des amis de toujours.
    Lieu : faux héros
    " — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  15. "Bei Freunden zählt Qualität, nicht Quantität! Oder...?
    Fundort: Junge am Schlosstor
    " — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  16. "¡Quien tiene un amigo, tiene un tesoro! ¡Encuentra más!
    (Chico del castillo)
    " — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  17. "¡Con los amigos importa la cantidad más que la calidad!
    (Chico del castillo)
    " — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)