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Note: Due to Monkie Kid not being a direct representation to Journey to the West,[1] this article will be primarily about the Monkey King's appearance within Monkie Kid. For information about the Monkey King in Journey to the West, click here.
“Just believe in yourself. Even a smidge makes all the difference.”
— The Monkey King, to MK

The Monkey King is a legendary monkey who once trapped the Demon Bull King inside a mountain. At some point in time after imprisoning the Demon Bull King, the Monkey King took a liking to a young teen by the name of MK and thought that he would perfect for his successor. After meeting MK at Flower Fruit Mountain, he encourages MK to believe in himself and take the Golden Staff back after it was taken by Princess Iron Fan.

After several weeks, the Monkey King trained MK as well as giving him advice. However, when the Monkey King learned that Macaque was secretly training with MK so he can steal his powers, he engages with in a fight with him and was able to win after reminding MK about his training.

When the Monkey King was captured by the Spider Queen during New Year's, he, along with the Demon Bull King and several other demons were having their powers extracted until they were freed. He then teamed up with MK's team and the Demon Bull Family to defeat the Spider Demons, but not before realizing that Lady Bone Demon returned.

After learning that Lady Bone Demon was freed from her tomb, he left Flower Fruit Mountain to look for a weapon that could help him defeat her. Although he was too late after he and MK lost their powers, he continued to look for the weapon, but with the help of MK and his team.

Official description

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Monkie Kid™ Heroes

Centuries ago, the wise king vanished on his magical cloud. Or maybe he just transformed himself into one of his 72 known forms? Either way, now he’s back and ready to train a new generation of demon fighters.[2]

Personality

As depicted in the legend in Monkie Kid, the Monkey King is a confident individual, especially in battle. He doesn't shy away from a challenge, regardless of the opponent's size or strength, as seen when he showed no fear in his fight against the Demon Bull King. When he encounters MK at Flower Fruit Mountain, he tells him that the Demon Bull King isn't an actual threat, as he stated that defeating the Demon Bull King would be considered a trial that MK can handle.

Since his retirement upon passing his Golden Staff to MK, the Monkey King has become somewhat lazy, often sitting around Flower Fruit Mountain eating. He doesn't step in fighting demons unless he is giving advice, or it concerns MK's well being. Despite his laziness, the Monkey King makes time to train MK.

Appearance & Variants

Overview

The Monkey King is an anthropomorphic monkey relatively the size of an average human teenager with brown fur covering his body and tail, and peach fur for his torso, and peach skin for his face, ears, hands, and feet. The fur on his head is slicked back, tied in red ribbons. He has pastel maroon shading across his yellow eyes and thick black eyebrows.

Variants

  • Battle: The Monkey King's clothing consists of golden armor for his chest and shoulders, and yellow shirt behind a red, blue, and yellow gi with black and gold decorates for his sash and boots, and two red scarves at the back.
  • Baby: After being born from a stone, the Monkey King wore nothing at all but a green leafy loincloth.
  • Classic: Sometime after being born from a stone, the Monkey King wore an orange robe with a black trim over a black shirt and had a dark turquoise neckerchief. He also had red pants and black shoes, and had a white belt around his waist.
  • Apprentice (non-canon): As an apprentice, Monkey King wears a sand blue robe with a dark bluish gray trim, yellow sash belt, and dark blue pants.

72 transformations

Minifigure

Minifigure Show Differences
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Accessories

The Golden Staff

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Main article: The Golden Staff

The Golden Staff is legendary staff that used to belong to Monkey King. It was once used by the Monkey King to imprison the Demon Bull King under a mountain.

Alternate versions

Calabash counterpart

Main article: Monkey King (Calabash)

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In the episode "Calabash", when MK was trapped in a magical artifact known as the Calabash, he was sent to an alternate universe where everything's perfect. There, he encounters Monkey King's Calabash counterpart, who tried to persuade MK into accepting his new life in the Calabash.

Monkey King Clones

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As of one of his abilities, the Monkey King can create clones of himself by using the strands of his fur.

Abilities

Note: Italicized text indicates all of Monkey King's former abilities.

Skillset

  • Immense Physical Attributes - As shown during his fight against the Demon Bull King, the Monkey King possesses incredible physical abilities. He yields immense speed, strength, agility, and reflexes to take on the toughest of enemies.
    • 108, 000 Leap Somersault - While fighting his enemies, the Monkey King can a somersault that can help him dodge his enemy's attack.
  • Immense Combat Skills - The Monkey King is one of, if not the greatest fighter of series. His centuries of facing off against powerful deities have made him a master martial artist, allowing him to battle and defeat powerful enemies including those of the Demon Bull Family and various demons.
    • Staff Proficiency - The Monkey King's skill with his Golden Staff is unparalleled. In addition to his skills with his staff, the Monkey King can change its size to his whim.

Powers

  • Immortality - Due to gaining immortality in five ways during his journey to the west, the Monkey King was ageless and yielded eternal youth, allowing him to live out 500 years after defeating the Demon Bull King.
  • Chi Manipulation - Although not directly stated, the Monkey King was able to manipulate yellow Chi energy to increase the force of his attacks. This is first demonstrated in his battle against the Demon Bull King when surrounds his fists with the energy to pulverize the stone debris and smash the Demon Bull King into the ground.
  • Cloud Generation - The Monkey King was able to generate his signature somersault cloud to use as transportation.
  • Flight - Even without the of his cloud, the Monkey King can still fly on his own accord.
  • Shapeshifting - The Monkey King was able shapeshift into one of his 72 forms. However, he couldn't change his tail.
    • Known Forms:
      • Bear
      • Bird
      • Bug
      • Butterfly
      • Eagle
      • Stone
      • Tiger
      • Turtle
  • Replication - As seen in "Monkie Kid: A Hero is Born", the Monkey King had the ability to replicate himself via the stands of his fur.
  • Telepathic Communication - The Monkey King could interact with his mind or other people through various means, thus being able to talk to the other person despite not being in the same place as they are.
  • Flaming Fist of Fury - The Monkey King was able to ignite his fist and throw various fire punches.

Appearances

Names in other languages

  • Chinese: Sūn Wùkōng (孫悟空 “Monkey King”)
  • Japanese: Monkīkingu (モンキーキング “Monkey King”)
  • Korean: Son-Ogong (손오공 “Son Ogong”)

Trivia

  • The Monkey King's voice actor, Sean Schemmel, is famous for voicing the protagonist, Son Goku, of Akira Toriyama's hit Japanese media franchise, Dragon Ball. Goku himself is based on the actual Sun Wukong character of the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West. Goku shares many similarities with the Monkey King, including immense strength, a magical yellow cloud as transportation, a magical, length-changing staff as a weapon, and living on a mountain.

Regional differences

  • In Chinese dub, the Monkey King refers to the Demon Bull King and Princess Iron Fan as his brother and sister-in-law respectively.
    • This is a reference to Journey to the West, where Monkey King and DBK became sworn brothers at some point in time.

References

Characters
MK's team Mei · MK · Pigsy · Sandy · Tang

Demons

Individuals: Demon Accountant · Demon Bull King · Huntsman · Jin · Lady Bone Demon · Macaque · Princess Iron Fan · Red Son · Rhino King · Smoke Monster · Spider Queen · Spindrax (non-canon) · Strong Spider · Syntax · Yin
Groups: Bone Spirits · Demon Bull Family · Gold and Silver Demons · Spider Demons
Bull Clones Bob · General Ironclad · Growl · Grunt · Roar · Snort
Dragon Family Dragon of the West · Mei · Mr. Dragon · Mrs. Dragon · White Dragon Horse
MK Clones Backup Clone · Deliverly Clone · Painter Clone · Party Clone
Calabash counterparts Individuals: Mei · Mo · Monkey King · Pigsy · Sandy · Tang
Groups: Demon Bull Family · MK's team
Celestial Beings Individuals: Guanyin · Lao Tzu
Groups: Lion Guardians
Speedy Panda Individuals: Lee (non-canon) · Pan (non-canon)
Groups: Speedy Panda drivers
Other Characters Delivery Driver · Dragon of the East · Fruit Babies · Guardians of Knowledge · Lady Bone Demon's hostess · Mayor · Minor Characters (Humans · Non-canon · Non-Humans · Unnamed · Unseen) · MK's Lion Guardian · Mo · Monkey King · Monkeys · Pigsy's rival · Sandy's therapy cats · Sha Wujing · Shoe Store Assistant · Spider-Bots · Tang Sanzeng · Zhu Ganglie