King Bulblin is the one who shatters the peaceful lives of Link and many of the Ordonians by invading the Ordon Spring to clear the way for a Twilight Portal. King Bulblin kidnaps the children of Ordon Village, but they manage to escape to Kakariko Village. He later kidnaps Colin from Kakariko and escapes to the center of the Eldin Province, with Link and Epona in hot pursuit. Link must chase after him and slash off his armor while King Bulblin's Bulblin legions chase him on Bullbos. After all of his armor is gone, the king retreats to the Bridge of Eldin, where he rides Lord Bullbo against Link in a joust of sorts. Link must gallop toward him on Epona, move to one side at the last second, and attack with his sword as they pass each other. After Link launches 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 Hylian Bridge. In this encounter, Link must shoot Arrows at the weak points in his armor. After Link defeats him, King Bulblin is again thrown over the side of the bridge, snapping his other horn in half; but once again, he survives.
Before Link is able to enter the Arbiter's Grounds, he engages in a duel on foot with King Bulblin in the Bulblins' base camp. He wields an enormous axe, using it to both guard himself and attack Link. Upon his defeat, he sets his tent on fire, but Link manages to escape the flames on a Bullbo.
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 after his defeat, he concedes to Link. He gives him a key and says that he always follows the strongest side, then gallops away riding Lord Bullbo. Midna is subsequently surprised that King Bulblin is actually capable of speech.
In the end credits, he is seen riding around Hyrule Field on Lord Bullbo; both of his horns have grown back, which may symbolize the Bulblins being at peace with the other Hyruleans.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||キングブルブリン (Kingu Buruburin)||Same as English.|
|FrenchEU||Roi Bulblin||Same as English.|
|German||König Bulblin||Same as English.|
|Italian||Re Bulblin||Same as English.|
|SpanishEU||Rey Bulblin||Same as English.|