The Great King of Hyrule (aka Old King) is a character from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Never seen in-game, the King of Hyrule is mentioned in the game's prologue. Hyrule Historia refers to this king as the Great King. Zelda II refers to as 'a great king' and the 'Old King' in places.
According to the prologue, the king once possessed all three pieces of the Triforce. He never told anyone this except for his daughter, Princess Zelda, however. Prior to his death, the King of Hyrule concealed the Triforce of Courage in the Great Palace and established the challenges that the future hero would need to complete in order to reclaim the sacred treasure. Following his death, his son, the Prince of Hyrule, along with the King's associate, the Magician, began searching for the Triforce. After discovering that Princess Zelda knew the hiding place of the Triforce of Courage, the Prince of Hyrule began questioning her. After she refused to speak on the issue, the Magician put her into an enchanted sleep that she can only be awakened from if a hero recovers the Triforce of Courage.
|Dark Link · Ganon · Link · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Horsehead · Helmethead · Rebonack · Carock · Gooma · Barba · Thunderbird · Dark Link|
|Western Hyrule · Eastern Hyrule · Lesser Hyrule · Maze Island|
—Full list of locations
|Parapa Palace · Midoro Palace · Island Palace · Maze Island Palace · Ocean Palace · Hidden Palace · Great Palace|
|P Bag · 1-up Doll · Magical Sword · Magical Shield · Candle · Flute · Handy Glove · Hammer · Raft · Boots · Magical Key · Cross|
|Fairy Spell · Fire Spell · Jump Spell · Life Spell · Reflect Spell · Shield Spell · Spell Spell · Thunder Spell|
|Trophy · Water of Life · Kidnapped Child · Six Crystals · Triforce of Courage|
|Fairy · Hylian|