The King of the Mirage Kingdom is a character appearing in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
The King, along with his wife, the Queen, and his daughter, Princess Sara, are the current rulers of the Mirage Kingdom some time after the King found the Togepi destined to allow him to claim the throne. The King is in his throne room when the Mirage Kingdom magistrate, Colonel Hansen, arrives to explain how he was dealing with some unwanted intruders into the kingdom before he is interrupted by Princess Sara's guardian, Miranda, explaining that Sara has found a Togepi, enabling her to succeed her father as Queen when he steps down. Ecstatic, the King goes to Sara's room, where the Queen is already with her daughter, and seeing that Miranda was telling the truth, the King is overjoyed for his daughter before the family moment is interrupted by the arrival of Ash Ketchum and his friends, as the Togepi that Sara found actually belonged to Indigo Pokémon League Gym Leader Misty of Cerulean City in Kanto. Once the misunderstanding is cleared up, the King returns to the throne room.
Later, he and his wife are shocked and furious when Colonel Hansen arrives with guards loyal to him to overthrow them in an attempted coup d'etat to claim the Mirage Kingdom throne for himself so he can then take over the Togepi Paradise. The two of them are locked up for some time before being found and rescued by Miranda, and Ash's friends, Indigo Pokémon League Pewter City Gym Leader Brock, and son of Hoenn Pokémon League Petalburg City Gym Leader Norman, Max, who had been tipped off to their whereabouts by Hansen's former allies, Team Rocket, who wanted revenge for being betrayed by Hansen. Following after Hansen is defeated with his Shedinja scorched by Misty's Gyarados, the King and his wife arrive with the royal guards to have Hansen arrested for his treason and sent to either serve life in prison, or be executed. It is presumed afterwards, when the King learns that Sara found her Togepi to allow her to claim the throne, that he was very proud of her, and when the King was no longer able to rule, Sara ascended to become Queen in his stead.