Daruk (ダルケル Darukeru?) is a character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He is a Goron warrior and a major character. Daruk is also the Goron Champion, one of Link's allies, and wears the same blue cloth as Revali, Urbosa and Mipha. This blue cloth is similar to the blue shirts worn by Link and Zelda.
Daruk is voiced by Joe Hernandez in the English version of the game.
Prior to the events of the game, Daruk lived in Goron City in the Eldin Canyon region of Hyrule, where he was considered a powerful warrior among his kind due to his great offensive capabilities and skill with his weapon the Boulder Breaker. This led him to be chosen by King Rhoam and Princess Zelda to become the Goron Champion, and pilot, of the Divine Beast Vah Rudania. According to Zelda's Research Notes, Daruk initially struggled to control his Divine Beast, but eventually was able to utilize it properly. Unfortunately, he was killed during the Great Calamity by Fireblight Ganon. His spirit was then trapped within the corrupt Divine Beast for a century until Link slew the demon inside the machine. Daruk, his spirit now freed, gives Link Daruk's Protection as a token of his thanks. As Vah Rudania fires a laser towards Hyrule Castle to weaken Calamity Ganon, Daruk is filled with nostalgia upon seeing Hyrule for the first time in a hundred years, and is glad to see his people still thriving while seeing his descendant Yunobo below.
Daruk is courageous of heart and extremely dedicated to defeating Calamity Ganon. Although usually calm, he becomes loud and ferocious during battle, such as when he yells "open wide" to Calamity Ganon just before having his Divine Beast fire its laser at Hyrule Castle. Daruk is also shown to be a good leader as he spurs his fellow Champions to action upon seeing Ganon for the first time.