- "We will make Madagascar great again!"
- ~Koto [source]
Koto is a character in All Hail King Julien. He was the main antagonist of the fourth season, and the main antagonist of All Hail King Julien: Exiled. He was killed by King Julien during the War of the Beasts, and his death marks the end to the war.
He was still seen after his death as a ghost in a few episodes.
Rise as King
Koto was the second son of the unnamed Mountain Lemur king. When he was younger, he had a good relationship with his older brother, Sage, who was the heir to the throne. However, Sage rejected the throne and passed it down to his younger brother. The advisors of the king warned him of Koto and his darkness, however, it was too late when Sage passed up the throne and Koto became king.
He ruled the kingdom with tyranny and was said to have pillaged and raided many kingdoms across Madagascar during his reign.
War of the Beasts
Koto first encountered King Julien when Julien fell from a waterfall and onto the head of a snake Koto was fighting. Koto then befriended him and thanked him profusely for saving his life. He claimed to be the last of his kind due to the foosa eating the rest of the mountain lemurs.
Later, King Julien brought Koto to his kingdom and showed him around as Koto questioned the kingdom's defenselessness. He continued to do this even as he was on a date with Clover, who rescued lemurs from the foosa with him.
Koto later bade farewell, then he returned to his kingdom, where many lemurs of his kind resided, and revealed to everyone his plan to take over the kingdom.
He began pillaging and raiding kingdoms across the island of Madagascar during the prelude to the War of the Beasts, including the Aye-Aye Kingdom, Crocodile Kingdom, Rat Kingdom, and eventually the Kingdom of Madagascar.
When Koto and his army arrived at King Julien's kingdom, he used the kingdom as their base which held the kingdom's prison, and also took over the Plane to be used as his own palace.
King Julien and several of his subjects later escaped the kingdom, and spent time launching attacks on the kingdom with the help of several outside forces, most of which failed. However, the last brought victory to King Julien's party.
Koto was killed during the battle in "The Day Before Tomorrow" after King Julien accidentally and unintentionally pushed Koto's statue and it crushed him to death. King Julien blamed the accident on Maurice.
Koto was a fierce and strong leader of the Mountain Lemurs, who never backed down to his enemies. He also seems to have had a soft spot for Clover. He frequently displayed a cunning and decisive personality towards his enemies.
Koto and Sage were close when they were younger. Being brothers, they would spend their time with each other, until Koto became king and Sage decided to leave for his own good. During the War of the Beasts when Sage and Koto encountered each other in the Mountain Lemur Kingdom, Sage displayed compassion for Koto and attempted to help Koto change for the better. However, Koto did not think of the same and imprisoned his own brother.
This, along with a few other occurrences, led to Sage attempting to kill Koto during the War of the Beasts after a battle on hawk-back. He was later stopped from killing Koto by Clover, who convinced him that violence was not the only option and that making him suffer alive would be better. King Julien eventually accidentally killed him.