King Hungry likes to think of himself as a Dish Wizard. According to Kima: "Sometimes the King exaggerates. He always wanted to be a Dish Wizard, so one day he decided he would be one. He is the King, after all."
King Hungry is a jolly old fool, if cowardly and not always so bright. However, he makes a mean grilled cheese, and treats his royal chefs very well. Although it is not shown in the show, he has a tattoo in the manga.