Igos du Ikana

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Igos du Ikana is a miniboss in Majora's Mask.[3]


Igos du Ikana is the long dead king of the Ikana Kingdom. Once Link defeats him, he explains the source of Ikana's curse.[4] He will then proceed to teach him the "Elegy of Emptiness," which is necessary to return true light to the land of Ikana.[5][6] Igos du Ikana is last seen during the ending credits.


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Tatl says:

Stick with using the basic target methods while defending.
...He's a different rank than those other two lackeys, though...

Igos du Ikana will watch the battle against his Lackeys from his throne, deflecting any attacks thrown his direction. If Link ventures near him, he will be kicked back into the midst of battle.

When fighting the King himself, he can take off his head and chase Link while the rest of his body keeps attacking with the Sword. Link must watch out for the head when it comes off, as there is no way to counter it. If the flying head attaches to Link, it will latch on to his face, taking Hearts away. Igos du Ikana can also breathe purple flames as a mid-range attack. When he falls down on the ground, Link must shine the light on him using his Mirror Shield to defeat him.


  • If Link wears the Captain's Hat while fighting Igos du Ikana, or runs up to him with it while fighting the others, he will mistake Link for Captain Keeta, but then realize that it is a mask.[7]


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イゴース・ド・イカーナ (Igōsu do Ikāna) (MM3D)[10]derived from スゴいド田舎 (sugoi do-inaka), "way out in the sticks".
The Italian Republic
Igos d'Ikana (MM | MM3D)[8][9]Igos from/of Ikana
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Other Names

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Igos Du Ikana[11]
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Igos Du Ikana[11]


See Also


  1. "You who bring light into darkness, I am the King of Ikana Kingdom, Igos du Ikana." — Igos du Ikana (Majora's Mask)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 130
  3. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 186
  4. "It all happened after somebody thrust open the doors of that Stone Tower." — Igos du Ikana (Majora's Mask)
  5. "To return true light to this land, you must seal the doors of Stone Tower where the winds of darkness blow through. But Stone Tower is an impenetrable stronghold. Hundreds of soldiers from my kingdom would not even be able to topple it. It is far too reckless for one to take on such a challenge. ...And so... I grant to you a soldier who has no heart. One who will not falter in the darkness." — Igos du Ikana (Majora's Mask)
  6. "The spellbinding that had been cast upon us was broken by that light which you carry." — Igos du Ikana (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Ohhh! Keeta! Is it not Captain Keeta?!? ...............But you're so... ...T-Tiny!!! I was nearly fooled by what you have done..." — Igos du Ikana (Majora's Mask)
  8. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 186
  9. "O tu che porti luce nell'oscurità, io sono il re di Ikana, Igos di Ikana." — Igos du Ikana (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  10. "このお方は、故イカーナ王国の国王「イゴース・ド・イカーナ」です。覚えにくい名前ですねぇ…おや、名前を並べ替えると…?なんでも、人里離れたところにあるという話ですからねぇ…。 (This person is the late ruler of the Kingdom of Ikana, 'Igos do Ikana'. That name is quite difficult to remember... Oh, but if you rearrange it...? Well, I suppose it is like that because he is found in a desolate, remote area, no?.)" — @ZeldaOfficialJP, ゼルダの伝説 (web archive), Twitter, published January 22, 2015, retrieved November 15, 2022.
  11. "Igos Du Ikana
    Igos Du Ikana is a skeleton king who once ruled the undead from his throne in the Ancient Castle of Ikana. Link defeated this unholy ruler during his quest to save Termina."
    The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia (web archive), Zelda.com (archive), retrieved January 22, 2022.