Duke Onkled

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Duke Onkled
Title(s) Duke of Gamelon
Race Hylian
Gender Male
Game(s) Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
Family King Harkinian (cousin)
Zelda (niece)

Duke Onkled (pronounced /ˈɒnkləd/ ON-kləd)[1] is a character who appears in Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.


Duke Onkled is the ruler of the island of Gamelon. He is also the cousin of King Harkinian. When Harkinian announces that Duke Onkled is under attack and his island territory likely under Ganon's rule, he goes off to aid Onkled,[1] but does not return. Link is sent in his stead, but after two months of no word from either of them, Zelda and Impa sail to Gamelon to find them.

Duke Onkled is later revealed to be corrupt, and is actually working for Ganon and allowed him to take over Gamelon and imprison many of its inhabitants. He had betrayed King Harkinian and had him captured by Ganon,[2] and whose Royal Retainer was captured by Hectan and held in Dodomai Palace. After freeing the Royal Retainer, he tells Zelda to strike the head of a portrait within the palace library to enter Onkled's chamber. Zelda finds Onkled there. He pleads her not to hurt him, and tells her of the secret passage into Reesong Palace and gives her the key to the gate. He is apprehended by the Royal Retainer.

After Zelda defeats Ganon and frees her father, Duke Onkled is turned over to the King and begs for his mercy.[3] He is punished by the King to scrub all the floors in Hyrule,[4] and is taken away by the Royal Retainer.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Zelda, Duke Onkled is under attack by the evil forces of Ganon. I'm going to Gamelon to aid him." — King Harkinian (Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon)
  2. "Duke Onkled betrayed the King!" — Royal Retainer (Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon)
  3. "Please! Your omnipotence! Have mercy!" — Duke Onkled (Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon)
  4. "After you've scrubbed all the floors in Hyrule, then we can talk about mercy. Take him away!" — King Harkinian (Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon)