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Monkey King minimap icon.png Sun Wukong, the Monkey King
For 500 years the mountain pressed down upon him, only his head free from the crushing weight of the stonewrought prison the elder gods had summoned to halt his childish rebellion. Moss grew along the lines of his exposed face, tufts of grass sprouted from his ears; his vision was framed in wildflowers reaching from the soil around his cheeks. Most thought him long dead, tormented by the gods for waging war against the heavens until naught but his legend survived. But, as the stories go, the Monkey King cannot die.

So he waited. Until the gods came to offer a chance at absolution, he endured. And when they did come to name the price, Sun Wukong accepted their charge: he would accompany a young acolyte on a secret pilgrimage, protect him from demons and dangers of the road, and guide the man home in possession of a coveted relic. Do that, and humbly obey the human's commands in service to their holy mission, and Wukong would prove himself reformed.

For a change, Sun Wukong fulfilled his oath to the gods with honor, and atoned for the sins of past insurrections. The acolyte, much learned in hardships, was returned to his home temple, relic in hand; and Wukong-finding himself for the first time in proper standing with any gods of consequence-was content for a short while to give up his old thirst for adventure and glory. But the Monkey King was born for mischief...and offending the gods never gets old.
Monkey King
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Associated with
Heroes Beastmaster minimap icon.png Beastmaster
Razor minimap icon.png Razor
Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter
Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit
Broodmother minimap icon.png Broodmother
Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan
Places Narrow Maze
Nightsilver Woods
Palace of Hurra'agdu
Characters Breklin
Items Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar
Artifacts Book of the Dead
Ruyi Jingu Bang
  • Sun Wukong's default weapon model is a Monkey King Bar icon.png Monkey King Bar.
  • Sun Wukong is also known as the Great Sage.[1]
  • Sun Wukong despises animals, except monkeys.[2]
  • Sun Wukong has outwitted Gods.[3]
  • Sun Wukong has spent a summer at the Nightsilver Woods.[4]
  • Sun Wukong rides a cloud.[5]
  • Sun Wukong wishes to ride a dragon.[6]
  • Sun Wukong once visited the Palace of Hurra'agdu, where he ate some kind of insect as a delicacy.[7]
  • Sun Wukong is extremely talkative, to the point of being annoying.[8]

Supernatural abilities[]

  • Sun Wukong can transform into seventy-two different shapes.[9]
  • Sun Wukong can pluck hairs off his body, and transform them into clones of himself.[10]
  • Sun Wukong can see hidden demons.[11]

Jingu Bang[]

His staff, the Ruyi Jingu Bang weighs seventeen-thousand pounds,[12] and extends magically according to Wukong's will.[13] Predating Wukong himself, the staff has a long history.[14] It was once used to measure the depth of newly-formed seas.[15]

The Narrow Maze[]


Sun Wukong once knew Black Arachnia, and apparently had a friendly relationship.[19] They "broke up" eventually, and remain hostile to each other to this day.[20]


  • Sun Wukong's background is roughly the same as his story in Journey to the West.


  1. Taunt: Goin' Bananas description.
  2. Monkey King response: ▶️ Not gonna lie, Enchantress. Aside from Monkeys, I kind of hate animals.
  3. Monkey King response: ▶️ I've outwitted gods. Smashing a glowing rock should be no problem.
  4. Monkey King response: ▶️ I summered in Nightsilver before. Lovely trees.
  5. Monkey King response: ▶️ Where did I park my cloud?
  6. Monkey King response: ▶️ Jakiro, Dragon Knight won't play ball. But you'll let me ride you, right?
  7. Monkey King response: ▶️ I'm reminded of a delicacy I tried in the Palace of Hurra'agdu. One of your brood, perhaps.
  8. Feast of Abscession response: ▶️ Does it ever stop talking?
  9. Monkey King response: ▶️ Lycan's got one transformation. I got seventy-two.
  10. Wukong's Command description.
  11. Monkey King Announcer Pack: ▶️ You need wards to see hidden demons?
  12. Monkey King response: ▶️ I can lift a seventeen-thousand pound staff. You think I'm scared of you?
  13. Boundless Strike description.
  14. Monkey King response: ▶️ The origins of my staff? How much time do you have?
  15. Staff of Gun-Yu description.
  16. Monkey King response: ▶️ The Narrow Maze is only a labyrinth if you stick to the path.
  17. Monkey King response: ▶️ Good thing I erased my name from that book.
  18. Monkey King response: ▶️ It wasn't my name alone purged from the underworld's ledger. My army will outlive you all.
  19. Monkey King response: ▶️ Would it kill you to walk around like how we first met?
  20. Monkey King response: ▶️ Let's just get through this Arachnia.
  21. Monkey King response: ▶️ You and your brothers are dead to me Xin.
  22. Monkey King Announcer Pack: ▶️ Never trust a gaoler.
  23. Monkey King Trailer
  24. Monkey King response: ▶️ I hate you Gyrocopter.
  25. Monkey King response: ▶️ You are an annoying little man in an annoying little plane.
  26. Monkey King response: ▶️ I'll help you reclaim Ambry, Lycan.
  27. Monkey King response: ▶️ I'm friends with an alarming amount of assassins.
  28. Monkey King response: ▶️ Hey Lina, after we win can I buy you a drink?
  29. Monkey King response: ▶️ We should go on a moonlit walk sometime. You know, after we kill a whole lot of people.
  30. Monkey King response: ▶️ So, Tusk. What can you tell me about Rylai?
  31. Monkey King response: ▶️ My friend Breklin is a big fan of your work, Warlord.
  32. Monkey King response: ▶️ No hard feelings, right, Weaver?
  33. Legends of The Monkey King comic