Nintendo games are filled with kings, and for the most part, they’re less controversial than any real-world king. You won’t catch HRH’s Princess Zelda yawning during a Hylian military parade, or King Boo claiming he’s incapable of sweating (although that might make sense in your case). he).
The Nintendo Land tabloids also seem far more respectful and polite than the paparazzi hiding in the bushes with six-foot lenses to capture how much Lady Patricia Bourgetout Heffington-Heffington smokes. road in his Darjeeling.
With so many royalties to choose from across Mushroom Kingdom, Hyrule and more, we thought it was the perfect time to round up some of our favorite titles from Nintendo games. Here you’ll find some large cheeses mixed with smaller royal cheeses from kingdoms across the Nintenoverse.
It is not an exhaustive list (we can make it break and fill everything with Fire Emblem lords and ladies), but you’re sure to find a selection of videogames’ best blue-blooded characters below. There’s also a poll at the end, so let us know your personal pick.
So on this day, for no particular reason, nor in any particular order, let us remind ourselves of the 24 rulers who really ruled…
King Boo, the king of all things Boo in the Mario world. First appeared in Luigi’s Mansion and wearing a rather stylish gem-encrusted tiara (slightly modified for his Super Mario appearance), King Boo is a rather mischievous king who enjoys lavish decorations and paintings. . But despite his distaste for his green brother, he always makes time for a golf, kart, and baseball venue. Watch out for that sneaky little laugh, as if you hear it, you could be in trouble.
What do you mean Queen Ambi (ruler of inhabitants from Oracle of the Ages / Seasons) isn’t the first royal that comes to mind when you think of The Legend of Zelda series?? Surely she tops any ‘Zelda royal’ list, right?
Oh no. This queen can spend a small More time in Veran’s possession than we’d like, but hey, at least she’s dedicated some nice statues to Link at the end of the day.
Bowser, King of Koopas
We’re not sure exactly how blue Bowser’s blood is. He could have assembled a random group of Koopas and declared himself the ruler. Hey, that’s how all dynasties begin, right?
Regardless of the legitimacy of King Koopa’s claim to the throne, we can’t help but like him. He’s a caring father and a devoted foe, and you can’t call him a quitter, even if he should probably give up all that kidnaps the princess.
When it comes to gender equality among royals in the game, unfortunately, there’s no denying that there’s a slant in favor of male kings, and the 50/50 ratio is whether the ones appearing are sinister Or somehow insects. This queen definitely covered up the latter, and the jury removed the former. Being tested by Space Pirates will bring whoever in a bad mood, like having all your subjects killed by a bounty hunter.
We’re pretty sure King Dedede, the self-proclaimed ruler of Dream Land, is supposed to be scary, but he’s actually pretty cute. Kirby’s “enemy” may be beloved by fans, but he’s lazy, selfish, and a bit greedy, envious of Kirby’s authority and power. However, despite this, the two have worked together several times. You would never have spotted Dedede without his trusty hammer, and he’s also a pretty tough opponent in Smash Bros.
Princess Toadstool first appeared in Super Mario Bros. and has enchanted us ever since with her effortless charm and boundless benevolence. She’s gotten more involved with her subjects over the years, rolling up her sleeves and plunging into the realm, often with a few plumbers not far behind. She also keeps a neat castle, though there are valid questions that need to be answered about the lax security measures at her various palatial facilities. Toads are adorable and all, but after these many kidnappings, it’s definitely time for Secret Service protection.
Introduce us to mere topics in Super mario 64King Bob-omb is a massive Bob-omb who surveyed the first world in the game, the Bob-omb Battlefield, from the top of his polygonal mountain.
His massive mustache has gotten more bushy and less pointed over the years, but as the reigning king of one of Mario’s most beloved World 1-1 matches, the king of bombs requires respect. A neat cameo in Super Mario Bros. The movie highlights the people’s high respect for him.
Ah, here she is. Princess Zelda is either the ruler of Hyrule or its successor depending on the game you play *embark on the Zelda timeline*, but she must be one of the most iconic royals by Nintendo. Our fingers still pass that this people’s princess will be playable in Kingdom Tearseven if it seems unlikely during the day…
King K. Rool
Everyone loves a story about losers, and the story of a young pirate from the Kremling Galleon trying to become a king is quite an interesting one. Sure, repeatedly kidnapping members of the Kong family for the purpose of laying his hands on a large pile of bananas may seem like a step too far, but you can definitely tell that he, um, orientation…we guess so…
Whether you know him from Donkey Kong or from Smash, K. Rool’s method is definitely R’nt Kool.
Peach’s sassy tomboy counterpart has one of the most passionate fanbases in the Mario series, and rightfully so. Daisy, the princess of Sarasaland, probably wouldn’t have appeared much on the mainline except for her debut in Land of Super Mario, but whether it’s on the tennis court, the golf course or on the party table, her flamboyant personality has made her the center of attention for many. We adore Princess Daisy (as well as the lovely ONM veteran, VGC feature editor and NL contributor Chris Scullion, we understand – a die-hard Daisy fan), and we wish her get extra time in the spotlight outside of the sports subsections.
Ganondorf/Ganon, King of Gerudo/King of Thieves/King of Evil/Demon King/Prince of Darkness/King of Darkness
Having the internet that craves you is hardly a prerequisite to being a king, but in Ganondorf’s case it certainly hasn’t hurt his image so far. Just look at all the different things that the villain Zelda is ‘King’ of! A man with as many titles as he has abs…