King Harkinian (The King)
Link: The Faces of Evil (1993)
Zelda: Wand of Gamelon (1993)
Appears in
Smash Bros. Lawl
Weight class
Wine Goblet
B- (19)

The King

Character Description Edit

King Harkinian is a King of Hyrule and father of Princess Zelda.

Harkinian appears in the video games Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon. Although not having much of a role in The Faces of Evil, he plays a bigger role in The Wand of Gamelon when he leaves Hyrule to help his cousin, Duke Onkled, whose lands of Gamelon are being attacked by the evil forces of Ganon. After a month of absence, Princess Zelda, Harkinian's daughter, decides to go to Gamelon to find her father. It is later revealed that Onkled betrayed his cousin, had him imprisoned, and sided with Ganon in exchange of power. Link was sealed into a mirror by Ganon with the use of magic. Zelda then manages to free both her father and Link, and Onkled is made to "scrub all the floors in Hyrule".

These games are often used to create "YouTube Poop" remix videos, and Harkinian is often used as a character in them. Most of his dialogue has become an internet meme, with such phrases as "Dinner," "My boy" (often phoneticized as "Mah boi"), and "Scrub all the floors in Hyrule" being especially popular.

Trophy Description Edit

The King Gallery

His name tells it all... the king of YouTube Poop finally becomes a true warrior and rejects his ideology of striving for peace. With so many tough fighters... his throne is at risk! He also prevails as the king of stats, not failing at any side. His love for dinner is notable by his trademark gun, the Dinner Blaster, with the ability to fire a burger barrage at his foes! Fear this Dinner warrior! Don't beg for mercy, as he'll only talk about mercy after you've scrubbed all the floors in Hyrule.

Moveset Edit

Ground attacks Edit

Attack Description Damage
Neutral attack Pokes his hand out then hits twice with goblet.
Down tilt Sticks his hand out. Can meteor smash midair opponents.
Down smash Spins, hitting opponents with his goblet.
Forward tilt Forcefully pokes. Has high knockback scaling, is fast, and can be angled.
Forward smash Quickly swings his goblet forward.
Up tilt Swings his goblet upwards in an arc. Fast and low-knockback.
Up smash Points straight upward. Has poor range and damage, but very high knockback, as well as almost no lag.
Dash attack Falls over, slamming people in the way. Makes him tripped. Also, he spills his drink as a projectile, includes holy with hitstun. The drink has low range.

Aerial attack Edit

Attack Description Damage
Neutral aerial Tumbles in midair. The tip of his foot is the sweetspot, dealing double damage and meteor smashing.
Forward aerial Swings his goblet forward, splashing out his wine.
Back aerial Backhands his targets. A clone of Captain Falcon's Back-air from Brawl.
Up aerial Thrusts his palm upward. Similar to Falco's down aerial from Smash Bros Brawl, but the direction is reversed.
Down aerial Spins the triforce. Has sex kick properties, and deals holy damage.

Grab and throw Edit

Attack Description Damage
Grab The Royal Retainer, Fari, runs up and grabs targets. Is a tether grab. N/A
Pummel Hits enemies with his goblet. A slow pummel. 4%
Forward throw Fari walks forward and throws the opponent. "Take him/her/it away!"
Back throw Burps SO loud that the targets in the cone take damage and hitstun
Up throw Sends the opponent up in a Triforce that eventually explodes. 10%
Down throw Forces his opponent to "scrub ALL the floors in Hyrule". Leaves them on the ground, good for tech-chasing. 13%

Other attacks Edit

Attack Description Damage
Floor attack Smacks both way with his goblets.
Trip attack Back hands one direction then smacks forward with his goblet the opposite direction.
Ledge attack Shoves his goblet forward. Very low range.

Special moves Edit

Attack Name Description
Standard special Triforce of Courage The King throws the Triforce in an attack similar to Din's Fire. When hit by the glowing entity, they will be stunned for a few seconds.
Side special Dinner Throw The King throws 3 types of food (namely and in order, a Hamburger, a Sushi Platter, and Fried Rice)
Up special Squadala!!! The King hops on Gwonam's (known as Squadala by fans) magic carpet.
Down special Slippery Spill The King spills the drink from it's goblet (possibly red wine or fruit punch).
Final Smash Dinner Blaster He laughs evilly, takes out his Dinner Blaster and starts shooting barrage of hamburgers rapidly.

Misc. Edit

Misc. Description
On-Screen Appearance Gets dropped off by a ship. There was an alternate entrance where Gwonam drops him off by magic carpet, but the ship entrance was used instead.
Taunts Up Drinks with his goblet, then he burps.
Side Says "MAH BOI!".
Down Puts his pointer finger up and says "This peace is what all true warriors strive for!"
Idle poses
Victory theme
Victory pose 1 Says: "After you've scrubbed all the floors in Hyrule, then we can talk about mercy."
2 Says: "I wonder what's for dinner."
3 Laughs with Zelda while holding his cup.
Lose pose Facepalm on his head while holding his cup.

Role in The Subspace Emissary Edit

King Harkinian first appears in the Subspace Emissary when he is confronted by I.M. Meen in Hyrule. Both of them get into a fight about who is the better Youtube Poop source. After the loser is defeated by the winner, the Halberd flies over Hyrule, dropping some Shadow Bugs, creating some Subspace Army soldiers. In response, the winner revives the loser, and both of them dive down the King's castle to fight the invaders. After the invaders' defeat, the King and Meen laugh at them before seeing a Shadow Bug-possessed King statue, which the duo defeat. The heroes then chase the Halberd via The King's carriage until it reaches a cave. The King and I.M. Meen delve deep into the cave and defeat Glutko, giving them a passage to escape. Back in Hyrule, though, a Subspace Bomb detonates, engulfing The King's home. The King punches I.M. Meen for laughing at that incident.

The duo later progress through the Lost Woods. In a tree branch, The King sees Link and Yoshi with a trophied false Peach, or Mario and Pit with a trophied false Zelda. The King then hops out of the tree branch to greet Link or the false Zelda, but he gets trophied by Dr. Robotnik. Fortunately, I.M. Meen arrives to fight the doctor and blows up his Eggmobile after the fight, sending Robotnik and the King trophy flying in a distance.

At the same time Leonidas defeated the Persian Messenger in Persian Forest, the King trophy falls in front of Leonidas' feet. Leonidas revives Harkinian and tells him that he wants his revenge on Robotnik for conquering Sparta. Harkinian also wants his revenge on Robotnik for being trophied by the doctor. The two kings travel through the scorched forest until they are stopped by Xerxes and Robotnik, who send their Persian Army and Badniks to defeat the two kings. This proves futile and forces the partners in crime to retreat, while the kings continue with their journey.

In the Final Forest, Harkinian and Leonidas hear Gaston trophying I.M. Meen. Leonidas rushes towards Gaston while Gaston prepares to fire his Dark Cannon, but Harkinian destroys the Dark Cannon with his dinner. The kings then fight Gaston and Frollo, who arrived on time, and win. Harkinian revives Meen, and both perform a bro-fist. Meen then joins kings Harkinian and Leonidas on their adventure.

Playable appearancesEdit

King Harkinian is playable in the following levels:

Snake Codec Edit

Snake: Otacon, I'm fighting a King! Where is his kingdom anyway?

Otacon: How did you know he was a king? ...Yeah... he's the king of Hyrule.

Snake: Hyrule has a king? I did not know that...

Otacon: You did not know The King since he was a character who appeared in two shitty CD-I games. I wouldn't be playing those games if I were you, Snake...

Snake: Why is he throwing dinner around like it was nothing?! What a waste of food...

Otacon: The King is a dinner fanatic. As you can tell, he's got dinner to spare. And he can shoot over 9000 dinners with his epic gun: The Dinner Blaster.

Snake: Tasty...

Otacon: Oh, and don't get beaten by the King, or you will be scrubbing all the floors in Hyrule...

Snake: I wonder what's for dinner...

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Palette swaps Edit

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Trivia Edit

  • The King is one of seven characters to have alternate victory poses, the others being AVGN, Frollo, Gaston, Guile, Bison and Carlos Trejo. When the King wins against Link (the one from Brawl), he says "Link, MAH BOI, you fail!". But removed for the latest fan made game.
  • King Harkinian's backward throw has the largest area-of-effect of any throw in Lawl.