The Spanish version of the Spirit Tracks website is unique, because unlike the English-language versions, this one actually provides the real name of the villain of Spirit Tracks, the Demon King. By reading the rest of this post, you may be subjected to spoilers.

Yes, indeed – not only does it call him by his title “El malvado rey de los demonios” (the evil king of the demons), but it also calls him by what seems to be his real name: Mallard. If you search Google for Mallard you’ll find that not only is it a train, but a famous one – it is the fastest steam train ever made.

This enhances the possibility that the Demon King and main villain of Spirit Tracks could be a train – more specifically, the evil-looking train from the trailer seen escaping after the destruction of the Spirit Tower. It makes sense, after all – if the shackles holding him down are train tracks, then he is probably a train-themed villain.

Demon King

Some were hoping that Ganon was the Demon King, but his name is certainly not Mallard, so at this point there seems to be no mention of him. We will have to wait and see, however, since Ganon has revealed himself as the villain behind the villain several times before.

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  • 1FreeKokiri

    I minimally worried about this. I mean a train demon villain? Oh well nintendo has done crazier things with success. I'll trust them.

  • Colonel Ganon

    I hope the final battle isn't all on a train. That would stink.

    • Advodei

      Not if it were a battle on top of a *moving* train. That would be bloody epic.

  • Blaine

    Mallard, huh? Very interesting find.

  • Superozzy

    I hope that Ganon is not the Villain.

  • redqueen87

    Wow. I find this pretty lame. I mean, I don't expect a lot from the cell shaded Zelda games. I've learned that they tend to be extremely entertaining and fun, but typically more kid oriented, and lacking depth. Still, even with my expectations pretty low, this made me wince.

    • Rojinshu

      I thought Wind Waker had quite a deep story, actually.

  • swizzles

    Ganondorf is actually in there, conducting the Demon King.

  • Elharc

    Hah, epic. I've actually touched the Mallard in real life, but wow.
    Evil trains, whatever next. Still, my faith in nintendo has been renewed, and I agree with 1FreeKokiri xDD
    It could make for one interesting final battle, that's for sure. I just hope he doesn't turn out to be another puppet like Zant :c Still, trains do generally need drivers xD

    Anyway, awesome. Odd the name isn't mentioned on any other versions of the site xD

  • Flowee

    I really don't think that Mallard = the train. Cole is trying to /revive/ the Demon King because he was sealed by the Spirit Tracks. If the Demon King is already there then the plot just makes no point. For example, in Star Fox 64 Andross appeared on ships. Does that mean those ships were Andross? No.

    • Cody

      Link is trying to /revive/ Zelda, but that doesn't stop her from tagging along. ūüėõ

      • Flowee

        Might I correct my mistake? By revive I meant release. The Demon King is being sealed by the Spirit Tracks so revive makes no sense. Is Link trying to release Zelda then?

    • Cody

      Spirits are a big deal in this Universe so it's entirely possible that's some kind of spirit of the Demon King or something.

      • Flowee

        That's entirely possible, but think about it for a second. Cole needs Zelda's body for some reason or another to release the Demon King from his imprisonment. But why does he need her body specifically? If that really was the Demon King's Spirit then wouldn't you think he would've tried possessing Zelda or something to try and wreck havoc in the world?

        • Cody

          He may have tried, or it might not work like that etc.

          We don't know, since there's only like 5 seconds worth of video to speculate on. This is just guesswork based on what we know.

  • Hyrule Weirdo

    I reckon it would be stupid if the bad guy was a train. No other LoZ ultimate bad guys are as dumb as that.

  • FamiCube64

    It's Ganondorf's toy train.

  • LOZfanboy44

    Why is the evil train called Mallard?! Isn't that a kind of duck?! Anyway, it could be Ganon, but a reincarnate of him. Its supposed to be a prequel to Wind Waker (as far as I know). In Wind Waker, the Master Sword seals away Ganondorf's dark magic. Therefore, it could be Ganon, but there should be a Master Sword.
    My opinion on Link in a train is good. Its random, and how long were there trains in Zelda?

  • NaNoBeAt

    maybe they're trying to do the same thing they did with bellum. like with the three phases. first he was a big creature, then a ship, then the final phase

  • DudeOfDudes

    Did NoA just randomly choose a name that starts with 'C'? Ive never heard of a medieval man named Cole…why ive tried is because my name is Cole…coincidence…
    Trains are awesome; trains are good!
    Ganon=Demon King in many Zelda games…why should this be different? 'Mallard' looks a hell alot like Ganon from TWW, tho that may be coincidence…
    It might be like Bellum in the way that NaNoBeAt said…

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