Master Kohga

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Master Kohga
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Master Kohga from Breath of the Wild
Title(s)
Top Banana of the Yiga Clan (HWAoC)[1]
Race
Gender
Male
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Habitat
Reward(s)
Voice Actor(s)
Atsuyoshi Miyazaki (Japanese)[citation needed]
Erik Braa (English)[2]
Alan Bravo (Latin American Spanish)

Master Kohga is a recurring character and Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[3]

Characteristics

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

136 (141) Master Kohga
BotW Hyrule Compendium Master Kohga.png
Description
The leader of the Yiga Clan, a group formed with just a single objective: eliminate Link. He sends his minions all over Hyrule in search of you but tends to spend most of his own time napping and generally loafing about. Despite this, his mastery of the esoteric arts has earned him a deep respect. Even if he were to die, his followers would never give up their one and only task.
Common Locations
Unknown
Recoverable Materials
None

Master Kohga is the Leader of the Yiga Clan, an opposing Clan to the Sheikah Tribe who hunt Link on a ceaseless mission.[4] Master Kohga is a respected figure of authority,[5] but he spends most of his time napping and loafing around.[6] Bananas are what Master Kohga loves most.[7] Master Kohga is known to possess many secrets about the Sheikah.[8]

Link meets Master Kohga during the "Divine Beast Vah Naboris" Main Quest outside of the exit of the Yiga Clan Hideout in an open area with a large pit in the center. Master Kohga will recognize that Link is the hero he has been searching for and initiates a battle.[9] After defeating Master Kohga, he will use his last bit of energy to perform his "secret technique", which backfires and causes him to fall down the large pit in the center of the area.[10] While falling down the pit, Master Kohga is heard yelling that he shall be remembered and the Yiga Clan will track Link to the ends of Hyrule.[11] As a reward, Link will receive a Treasure Chest containing Riju's Thunder Helm.

The fight against Master Kohga consists of three phases, each of which utilizes his control over magnetism and levitation. In the first phase, Master Kohga conjures up a rock above him to hurl at Link. Striking Master Kohga from afar as he levitates in the air, such as with a Bow, Remote Bomb or thrown Weapon, will break his focus and cause the rock to fall on his head. This temporarily stuns Master Kohga, partially burying him in the ground and allowing Link to attack him unopposed. In the second phase, he levitates above the large pit nearby and conjures up two rocks that spin around him. Link must hit Master Kohga when one of the rocks is directly above his head, causing it to once again fall on his head and stun him. In the third and final phase, he conjures up a fortified boulder to attempt to crush Link. Link must use Magnesis to gain control of the boulder and push it back towards Kohga. This will stun Kohga once again and give Link the opportunity to finish the fight. In all phases, he is protected by a blue shield which disappears when he goes offensive in the first two stages but remains permanently during the third. Ancient Arrows act like normal arrows when he is hit with one, and Master Kohga and his boulders cannot be stopped with Stasis at any time. He is the only notable Sheikah to display this, as even Maz Koshia can be placed under Stasis.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Master Kohga — Spirit Battle Information

Master Kohga
SSBU Primary Spirit Icon.png Primary Spirit
No.
Team Power SSBU Attack Type Icon.png Attack | 3400 Rank ★★ ADVANCED Fighter(s)
Stage Suzaku Castle (Battlefield) Theme "Woodlands (Theme)" SSBU King K. Rool Stock Icon 2.png King K. Rool
SSBU Mii Swordfighter Stock Icon.png Mii Swordfighter (Yiga Clan Mask, Yiga Clan Outfit)
Rule(s) Item: Banana Peel Hazard(s)
Condition(s)
 · Defeat the main fighter to win
 · The enemy favors neutral specials
 · Reinforcements will appear during the battle

Master Kohga — Spirit Information


Master Kohga
No.
Lv. 1
Type ATTACK Strength 1140
Rank ★★ ADVANCED Defense 655
Slot(s) Power 1902
Trait Weight 🠅
[clarification needed]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Master Kohga appears as a Primary Spirit, first appearing in the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity event on January 8th, 2021. Master Kohga holds the skill, Weight 🠅, which increases the weight of the Fighter.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Master Kohga retroactively debuts in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, first disguising himself as Urbosa to try and turn the Gerudo against Zelda, but is zapped by the real Urbosa. He is later defeated but is saved by Sooga at the last minute.[12] He is later shown working alongside Astor as he explains about Ganon's Harbinger form, and the role the Demon King will play in due time.

Later, the Hyrulean Army raids his hideout and defeats them, despite his best efforts. Kohga berates Astor for missing the show and wants Sooga to kill him,[13][14] though they relent when the prophet ominously explains that Kohga and the Yiga Clan would become enemies of Calamity Ganon by harming him.[15]

Later, after Ganon awakens on Zelda's 17th birthday, and the Blight Ganons are stopped from killing the Champions like they were supposed to in Breath of the Wild, he objects to Astor harvesting souls from his men to revive the Blight Ganons, and is almost killed himself by a Hollow of Link, but Sooga intervenes and tells him to run, stating that he would give his life to protect him. Kohga ultimately chooses to stay and fight alongside him. The outcome of the battle is unknown but is implied that Sooga was killed. After Zelda has awakened her power and rallies the Hylians, he sheds his Hyrulean Soldier disguise and bows before Zelda, joining the Hyrulean forces in order to avenge his betrayed clan.

Nomenclature

The name Kohga is inherited by leaders of the Yiga Clan.[16] Together, the Yiga Clan and Kohga references the rival Ninja clans of Iga and Kōga; this is mirrored by the Yiga Clan having a rival clan, the Sheikah.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageName
JapanJapaneseコーガ様 (Kōga-sama) (BotW)[17]
NetherlandsDutchKohga (BotW | HWAoC)[18]
CanadaFrenchCALe grand Kohga (BotW)[19]
FranceFrenchEULe grand Kohga (BotW)[20]
GermanyGermanKoga (BotW)[21]
ItalyItalianMaestro Koga (BotW)[22]
RussiaRussianГлаварь Кога (Glavarʹ Koga) (BotW)[23]
SpainSpanishEUMaestro Kogg (BotW)[24]
Latin AmericaSpanishLAMaestro Kogg (BotW)[25]
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Trivia

  • Master Kohga is the only antagonist in Breath of the Wild to say any dialogue.
    • He is also the only boss in the base game’s main campaign that isn’t a Manifestation of Malice bearing the title of Ganon.

Gallery

Video Gallery

Master Kohga in Untold Chronicles From 100 Years Past - Part 2 Trailer

References

  1. "Master Kohga, Top Banana of the Yiga Clan" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  2. https://twitter.com/zeldauniverse/status/1334890203677216769?s=21
  3. "Master Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "The leader of the Yiga Clan, a group formed with just a single objective: eliminate Link." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Despite this, his mastery of the esoteric arts has earned him a deep respect." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "He sends his minions all over Hyrule in search of you but tends to spend most of his own time napping and generally loafing about." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "You know what the leader of the Yiga Clan loves the most? You'll never guess. Bananas!" — Endai (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "He's the leader of the Yiga Clan, master of countless Sheikah secrets and sworn enemy of a hero thought long dead!" — Traveler (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Yeah, IT'S YOU! You're that Link guy I've been looking for!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "I need to bust out my serious moves... A secret technique taught by my father's mother's father! It will...destroy you!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Coward! I shall be remembered! The Yiga Clan will track you to the ends of Hyruuuule!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Sooga, you're late! I nearly got peeled like a banana!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  13. "Hey, prophecy man! You missed the part where we get walloped!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  14. "I am afraid we cannot overlook this failure, seer." — Sooga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  15. "Hm. Fate decides all...even this defeat. As you well know, if you decide to turn against me... ...you would make an enemy of Calamity Ganon." — Astor (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  16. Creating a Champion pg. 369
  17. "136 コーガ様" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "136 Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "136 Le grand Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "136 Le grand Kohga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "136 Koga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "136 Maestro Koga" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "136 Главарь Кога" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "136 Maestro Kogg" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "136 Maestro Kogg" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
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