King MacFrights

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“King MacFrights isn't afraid to joust right through poor Luigi.”
Nintendo, Luigi’s Mansion 3[1]
King MacFrights
LM3 King MacFrights and Luigi artwork.png
Floor Castle MacFrights
HP 200

King MacFrights is the sixth boss encountered in Luigi's Mansion 3. King MacFrights is encountered and fought on the sixth floor after Luigi locates him at Castle MacFrights. He then taunts Luigi with the Garden Suites' elevator button and challenges him to make it through his domain and reach him.


King MacFrights is a Scottish medieval ghost wearing a red kilt with a little bag attached to it and a belt, a short sleeved brown and gold turtleneck shirt with a yellow shield on the center of the chest, and red gloves. He has a red beard, and hair that has a large bald spot and a gold crown with rubies on top of his head, as well as yellow eyes and a mouth. He has a husky, bold-sounding voice, as well as a puffed-out chest.

King MacFrights is the only ghost to have a flat tail instead of a round tail like most ghosts.


Luigi searches the jousting area when King MacFrights notices him on a balcony, shocked that he has made it to the Coliseum. Enraged at his presence, he then possesses a suit of armor with a lance and shield with a lion’s face on it attached to a steed, and then, upon showboating the "audience" which are shown to be cardboard cutouts, charges at Luigi, forcing the latter to dodge.


The first phase of the battle has King MacFrights riding around the arena letting out a battle cry which releases arrows from the towers and then charging at the player, requiring a well-timed Strobulb flash to stun him long enough to fire a Suction Shot at him and then slam his armor around. The armor needs to be slammed nine times to destroy it, and Luigi can slam it up to three times per cycle. If the player flashes King MacFrights while he is riding around the arena, he will laugh confidently as the strobulb’s flash reflects off his armor. King MacFrights will also trample over Luigi and even jab him with his lance and then throw him up into the air if the player doesn’t dodge quickly enough. During each successive portion, he will also order for fire arrows to be launched. The closer his armor is to being destroyed, the faster and farther he will charge. The amount of arrows fired during a volley also increases as the fight goes on, starting at one and going up to five. Once his armor is destroyed, King MacFrights is armed only with a sword and shield, and after doing a spinning charge, he will drop the shield and struggle to pick it up, dizzying himself and leaving him vulnerable to the Strobulb. Upon being defeated, he will try to use his sword to prevent himself from being sucked in, only for him to cause his sword to spin in the air and get sucked in as he's reaching for it. The cardboard cutout crowd then boos at Luigi, then disappears, with confetti shooting out of the towers.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホリーボーテ三世[2]
Horībōte Sansei
Corruption of「ハリボテ」(haribote, papier-mâché) and possibly "horror" +「三世」(Sansei, the Third)
Chinese 聖波提三世
Shèng Bōtí Sānshì
Holy-Boti the Third. Translated from Japanese name and treated「ホリー」(horī) as "Holy"
Dutch Karel de Boze Play on "Karel de Grote" (Charles the Great) and "boze" (mad)
French (NOA) Roi MacEffroi King MacTerror
French (NOE) Charleminus Pun on "Charlemagne" and "minus" (a pejorative term for a small person)
German König Spuk King Spook
Italian Re Spaventù Pun on "Re Artù" (King Arthur) and "spavento" (fright)
Korean 홀리보테 3세
Hollibote Samse
Same as Japanese
Spanish (NOA) Rey McAbro "Rey" (king) + pun on English name prefix "Mc" and "macabro" (macabre)
Spanish (NOE) Rey Espantacus "Rey" (king) + portmanteau of "espantar" (to frighten) and "Spartacus"