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Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda, as seen in Twilight Princess.
Game series The Legend of Zelda series
First game The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Voiced by Cyndy Preston (TV series)
Jun Mizusawa (Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Twilight Princess)
Hikari Tachibana (The Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass)

Princess Zelda (ゼルダ姫 Zeruda-hime?) is a fictional character in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. She is a member of Hyrule's royal family and plays an integral role in the history of Hyrule. Though she is the eponymous character, the player takes control of the hero, Link. Usually, Zelda is in some way kidnapped or imprisoned by Ganon, also known as Ganondorf. In some games she appears as one of the sages (wise men and women). In later games she has been shown to be a form of prophetess. In Ocarina of Time and The Minish Cap she displays other magical powers, such as powerful attacks and force fields. Creator Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that her name was inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald.[1] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ... Cynthia Preston, sometimes credited as Cyndy Preston, is a Canadian television and film actress. ... The Legend of Zelda was an American animated series loosely based on the first and second Legend of Zelda games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Jun Mizusawa ) is a Japanese voice actress who was born on July 3, 1966. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Super Smash Bros. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... The Legend of Zelda ) is a high fantasy action-adventure video game series created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and published by Nintendo. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Hylia redirects here. ... This article is about the monarchy-related concept. ... Hylia redirects here. ... Rinku redirects here. ... Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ) in his human form, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... For other senses of this word, see Prophet (disambiguation). ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is a game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ... An energy blast is a collection of energy in the form of a projectile that has destructive effects when it strikes an object. ... In science fiction and fantasy literature, a force field is a physical barrier made up of energy to protect a person or object from attacks or intrusions. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ... Zelda Sayre in 1919 Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900 – March 10, 1948), born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama, was a novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, whom she married in 1920. ... Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American Jazz Age author of novels and short stories. ...

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Much like Link, Zelda has had multiple incarnations throughout the series. Generally close to Link in age, she is often portrayed as a child, but has appeared as an adult in The Adventure of Link, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess. She is also portrayed as a teenage girl or young woman with brownish blonde hair and navy eyes; although in The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link, Twilight Princess and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, she has brown hair. She often wears a long white dress trimmed in purple with golden shoulder pads, the royal crest, high-heeled shoes, her golden chain medallion, ceremonial ornate earrings, and a golden diadem. Rinku redirects here. ... Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the second in the Legend of Zelda series of games. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... Brunette redirects here. ...


Associated with the Goddess Nayru and the Triforce of Wisdom, Zelda is possessed of supremely good judgment in most cases, although this does not always aid her in avoiding capture. Most iterations of Zelda are also gifted with psychic or magical powers, such as telepathy and precognition.[2] At her most powerful, Zelda can cast spells and create or undo barriers and seals; her alter egos also have abilities of their own. This is a list of recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ... Edgar Cayce (1877 – 1945) was one of the best-known American psychics of the 20th century and made many highly publicized predictions. ... Look up Magic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The term magic is a Persian loanword into English and may refer to: Magic (paranormal) deals with the manipulation of what the practitioner believes to be genuine paranormal phenomena. ... Telepathy, from the Greek τῆλε, tele, remote; and πάθεια, patheia, to be effected by, describes the hypothetical transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses. ... Precognition (from the Latin præ-, “prior to,” + cognitio, “a getting to know”) denotes a form of extra-sensory perception wherein a person is able to perceive information about places or events before they happen through paranormal means. ...


Zelda is usually depicted as a right-handed person, except in the Wii version of Twilight Princess, where the game world was mirrored, in comparison to the GameCube version. The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ...


Incarnations of Zelda

Princess Zelda appears in most The Legend of Zelda games, often as a central focus of Link's quests, which is most likely the reason the series' title is attributed to her. To date, she has appeared in some form in each game, the only exceptions being Link's Awakening, in which she is just briefly mentioned, and Majora's Mask, where she is only shown in a flashback.


The Legend of Zelda

Main article: The Legend of Zelda
Princess Zelda's character design in the original The Legend of Zelda, taken from a promotional flyer.

Zelda is kidnapped by Ganon, who hides her in his lair on Death Mountain. Before she was kidnapped, she shattered the Triforce of Wisdom into eight pieces and had them scattered throughout Hyrule to hide them from Ganon, then sent her nursemaid Impa in search of a hero. Zelda is not actually seen in this game until after Ganon is defeated. Like several character sprites in the game, her dress color reflects the tunic color Link is wearing. This article is about the first game in the series. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ...


The Adventure of Link

Impa shows Link Zelda as she sleeps on an altar in North Castle.

In the sequel to The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, Link must rescue a Princess Zelda from long ago. According to the backstory, the power of the Triforce had belonged to one man alone, a great king of Hyrule. When he died, the artifact was divided, and the heir to the throne could inherit only part of it. Before his death, the king had told only the prince’s younger sister, Zelda, where the missing parts of the Triforce could be found. The princess would not give away her precious secret, even under threats from the prince and one of his counselors, an evil magician. In his anger, the magician put a powerful sleeping curse on the princess, despite the objections of the prince. The spell was successful, but the magician died in exhaustion after its casting. The devastated prince ordered that every female born into the royal family would be named Zelda in memory of the tragedy. Princess Zelda was placed in the North Palace and lay there for untold ages until Link (on his sixteenth birthday, years after the events of the original The Legend of Zelda) learned of her fate and set out to break the curse. Image File history File links Z2linkimpazelda. ... Image File history File links Z2linkimpazelda. ... Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the second in the Legend of Zelda series of games. ... This article is about artifacts in fantasy and roleplaying. ... Not to be confused with Magic (illusion). ...


A Link to the Past

Princess Zelda is one of the seven maidens descended from the sages who sealed Ganon away during the Imprisoning War. At the beginning of the game, she is imprisoned in the dungeon of Hyrule Castle by Agahnim, who plans on sacrificing her along with the other six maidens in order to break the seal between the Light and Dark World. This would free Agahnim's alter ego, Ganon, from the Dark World and allow him to wreak havoc on Hyrule. Zelda telepathically calls for help, contacting Link's uncle and then Link himself. Link rescues Zelda and takes her into the Sanctuary, where she remains, safe, for part of the game. After Link retrieves the Master Sword from the Lost Woods, Zelda is kidnapped by Agahnim’s henchmen and sent to the dark world in his final ritual, breaking the seal. She is not seen again until she is rescued by Link from Turtle Rock (the seventh dungeon in the Dark World). Saving her and the other six maidens opens the entrance to Ganon's Tower, the final dungeon of the game. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods), and in North America and Europe in 1992, was the only game in the Zelda series... Image File history File links Zeldaalttp. ...


Ocarina of Time

Zelda is the Princess of Hyrule, and later becomes the Seventh Sage and holder of the Triforce of Wisdom. Her destiny is tied with Link, possessor of the Triforce of Courage, and Ganondorf, possessor of the Triforce of Power. Zelda, the true heir to the royal family, is of the Hylian race. She begins the game as a young girl blessed with prophetic abilities. In a dream of symbolic importance, she senses Ganondorf's treachery and predicts Link’s arrival before either occurs. When Link meets her for the first time in Hyrule Castle Courtyard, she sends him on a quest to collect the three Spiritual Stones and protect the Triforce from Ganondorf. When Ganondorf attacks Hyrule Castle, Zelda and her attendant Impa, a Sheikah, flee the castle on horseback. The princess throws the Ocarina of Time into the moat for Link to retrieve. When Link returns seven years later, he encounters a disguised Zelda, who gives her name as "Sheik, the survivor of the Sheikah". In this guise, Zelda gives Link clues to the locations of the various temples and teaches him special songs that enable him to warp to them. After all six sages are rescued, Zelda reveals herself to Link, and explains that she is the seventh sage and that both she and Link hold pieces of the Triforce. She then gives him the magical Light Arrows, but is immediately captured by Ganondorf and imprisoned in a pink crystal at the top of his tower. After Link defeats Ganondorf, Zelda is freed, and she assists Link in escaping the collapsing fortress. After the tower is destroyed, Ganondorf uses the Triforce of Power to revive as Ganon. Once he is weakened by Link, Zelda uses her magic to hold him in place while Link finishes him, and then she and the other sages banish him to the Sacred Realm. Afterwards, Zelda uses the Ocarina of Time to return Link to his childhood, to "regain [his] lost years." The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... Image File history File links Zeldaoot. ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ... Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ) in his human form, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... In the Legend of Zelda series of video games, Hylian means from or related to the mythical land of Hyrule. ... Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ) in his human form, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... This is a list of races in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Spoiler warning: The Golden Land (A Link to the Past) or, by later translations, the Sacred Realm (Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess) is one of the more fantastical locations in the fictional Zelda world. ...


Afterwards, between the events of the Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, she gives Link the Ocarina and wishes him a safe journey; she is later shown teaching Link the Song of Time, after he first regains the Ocarina.


Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages

Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages

Impa tells Link she has been sent by Zelda to guard Din, the Oracle of Seasons, and Nayru, the Oracle of Ages, and escort them back to Hyrule. The plans go awry when the Oracles are kidnapped, and partway through the second game Zelda has a disturbing vision and comes to find Link. She is briefly captured, but Link rescues her. Once both games have been completed, Twinrova kidnaps her in a plan to sacrifice her to revive Ganon. They ultimately fail and are defeated by Link, who rescues the captive Princess. The castle begins to crumble, but they are rescued by the Maku Tree. Image File history File links Zeldaor. ... This is a list of recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ...


Four Swords

Main article: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords

In the beginning of the game, Zelda goes to the Sanctuary of the Four Swords with her friend Link, to check on the seal containing the Wind Mage, Vaati. The seal has weakened, however, allowing Vaati to escape. He then kidnaps Zelda and takes her away to his palace where he intends to force marriage upon the princess. Drawing the Four Sword from its resting place, Link journeys to rescue Zelda and reseal the Wind Mage.


The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass

A pretty and adventurous young girl named Tetra leads her band of pirates across the Great Sea in search of a legendary treasure, the Triforce, hidden beneath the waves. Her destiny becomes entwined with Link's, and eventually, King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule explains that Tetra is actually Princess Zelda. During the final battle, Zelda helps by slowing down Ganondorf with the Light Arrows she borrows from Link. This is the second time Zelda participates in a battle in the series, and she plays a more active role than she did in Ocarina of Time. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Image File history File links Zeldaww. ... The Great Sea is the fictional setting of the Nintendo GameCube video game The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker of the long-running Zelda series, and its Nintendo DS sequel, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ...


Four Swords Adventures

Worried about the seal on Vaati, Zelda goes with six other mystical maidens to check on the Sanctuary of the Four Sword, with Link accompanying her, only for a dark shadowy copy of Link to attack, and kidnap the maidens and Zelda. Link is forced to draw the Four Sword to fight Dark Link, allowing Vaati to escape. At the end of the game, Zelda helps the four Links fight Dark Link, and after Vaati is dispatched, the five quickly flee the collapsing Tower of Winds. Finally, the Links face Ganon, with Zelda again participating in the battle. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, previously known as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Plus, is a game in The Legend of Zelda series for the Nintendo GameCube, released in Japan on March 18, 2004, North America on June 7, 2004 and Europe on January 7, 2005. ...


Near the end of the game, Zelda is led by the four Links through swarms of monsters and obstacles in order to escape the collapsing Tower of Winds, mirroring the similar element from Ocarina of Time where she and Link escape from the collapsing Ganon's Castle. However, in this game, Zelda has a four piece heart meter which, when depleted, will kill her along with all four Links, requiring the latter to defend her.


In this game, like a few others, Link is referred to as Zelda's "childhood friend".


The Minish Cap

Princess Zelda is the daughter of Hyrule’s King Daltus. She and Link are good friends, as Link's grandfather is Hyrule's Master Smith. One day, Zelda gets Link to take her to the Picori Festival in Hyrule Town. During the ceremony following the festival's swordfighting tournament, she is turned into stone by the winner, Vaati. Vaati is an evil mage searching for a legendary Light Force, and knowing Zelda has mystical powers of her own, he wants to keep her out of the way. Later, discovering that her power is the Light Force, Vaati invades the castle and kidnaps the petrified princess, planning to sacrifice her and become a god. When Link defeats Vaati, Zelda uses the Light Force to heal the damage that Vaati caused to Hyrule. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is a game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ... Hylia In the Legend of Zelda series of video games, the term Hylian generally refers to a member of the Hylian race, a race of humans with certain magical abilities. ... Vaati ), the Wind Mage, is a fictional character and antagonist from The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ...


Twilight Princess

Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Zelda was the young ruler of Hyrule until its invasion by Zant, the Twilight King, when she surrendered to him upon his prompt of "Life? Or death?" in an effort to protect her people. From then on, she is imprisoned inside a tower in Hyrule Castle, although she does not become a spirit under the influence of the Twilight King's magic like her people. It is here that she meets Link, transformed into a wolf by the Twilight Realm's power. Later, she apparently gives up this power, and her physical form, to aid a purified and dying Midna. Zelda regains her body later, only to be possessed by Ganondorf, but his influence is purged from her body by Midna. Ganondorf makes another attempt on Zelda's life soon after, but she is protected by the Light Spirits of Hyrule, who grant her the Light Arrows to assist Link in part of his final battle. The last time she is seen in the game is when she and Link say goodbye to Midna at the Mirror of Twilight. In Twilight Princess, Zelda, despite retaining her "Princess" title, is the matriarch of Hyrule (queen-in-waiting). Other incarnations of Zelda have featured her as the daughter and possible heiress to the king of Hyrule, as opposed to the land's ruler.


Alter egos

Sheik

Sheik is a character in Ocarina of Time, and is an alter ego of Zelda. In the game, Zelda passes herself off as a Sheikah known as Sheik. With voice muffled and face concealed, as well as wearing a form-fitting blue suit with the red Sheikah eye in the center, the character is essentially unrecognizable as Zelda.[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (305x714, 34 KB)Sheik from The Legend of Zelda OOT. Copyright Nintendo, cleaned up by creativeuncut. ... The Sheikah were an ancient race from the Legend of Zelda video game series that swore to protect the Hylian Royal Family. ...


Sheik plays the harp and teaches Link new songs to help him on his quest. When Link arrives at the Temple of Time near the end of the game, Sheik uses the Triforce of Wisdom and reverts to Zelda. It is claimed by the character's trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee that she uses her magical skills to change her skin tone, hair length, eye color, and clothing. In addition, Sheik is voiced by a female voice actor in Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, when Link encounters Princess Ruto in the Water Temple, she asks Link to thank Sheik for saving her, referring to Sheik as "him", and in the non-canon manga for Ocarina of Time suggests that Zelda used the Triforce of Wisdom to actually become male while disguised as Sheik, and sealing away the consciousness of Zelda.


Sheik appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which Zelda can change into Sheik as one of her abilities. According to "Smash DOJO", Sheik's new design in Brawl is based on her model created for consideration in Twilight Princess.[4] Super Smash Bros. ... Super Smash Bros. ...


Tetra

Tetra is a girl pirate who, in The Wind Waker, helps Link start his journey. Her mother died a few years before the events of The Wind Waker, and she was left to lead the group of pirates. She is the one that Ganondorf intended the Helmaroc King to kidnap, instead of Aryll. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (640x1074, 82 KB)Princess Zelda in her guise as Tetra. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ) in his human form, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... This article lists types of fictional enemy creatures encountered as bosses or sub-bosses in The Legend of Zelda series of video games, specifying their role in each appearance, and focusing on those which have evolved throughout the series. ...


She periodically helps Link out during his quest, and later her true identity is revealed in Hyrule Castle: she is Princess Zelda, the last heiress in the Hylian Royal Family bloodline. Before this, Tetra did not know she was Zelda, yet knew of Hyrule, the legend of the Hero of Time, and the Master Sword, and wore a large piece of the Triforce of Wisdom around her neck as a necklace. Hylia redirects here. ... Hylia redirects here. ... The Master Sword in its pedestal, as seen in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, its first official appearance. ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ...


Tetra also appears in the Japan-only Tetra's Trackers game, a part of Four Swords Adventures, as well as in The Wind Waker's sequel, Phantom Hourglass, where she is taken by the mysterious Ghost Ship, and Link must rescue her. Afterwards, Link learns that he must also defeat Bellum to return her from being transformed into stone.


Relationships with other characters

Link

There are implications of a romantic relationship between Link and Zelda. Support for this is provided by hints in some of the games, interviews with the game creators, the cartoons, and the comics/manga. This article primarily discusses philosophical ideologies in relation to the subject of romantic love. ...


One hint of a romance between the two is given at the end of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, when the awakened Zelda apparently kisses Link under the falling curtain.


If the Oracle games are played as sequels to each other, the ultimate ending sequence shows Zelda lightly kissing Link on the cheek, causing him to swoon as hearts float above his head.


The game creators also seem to imply there is a romance between the characters. Eiji Aonuma comments on it in this interview:[5]

Interviewer: We have received several emails in which our readers ask: Will Zelda and Link ever be involved [romantically]? [laughs] I'm sorry, but we just had to ask.
Aonuma: [laughs] Good question. Well, as you already know, we are now dealing with a teenage Link, and as you know, teenagers are very emotional beings, so there are definitely possibilities of seeing Link showing his feelings towards the princess. But honestly, we don’t know what the future holds.

In another interview Mr. Aonuma answers another question about this relationship in Twilight Princess.

Interviewer: Will we ever see a charming and affectionate romance [between Link and] the princess?
Aonuma: Well, we're creating an adolescent storyline and we try to present it how it should be; in fact, if you played it–or will play it–you’ll notice that the way Link holds the sword is much cooler than how he used to do it. Link will now do things in a way that will make him look more confident and liberated. And yes, it's true that teenagers have these relationships -- and we would love if it could happen with the princess–but I can't say anything just yet.

A question from an old interview[6] with Shigeru Miyamoto, conducted by Famimaga 64: Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ...

Interviewer: Does Link have a girlfriend?
Miyamoto: If it was Princess Zelda, it would be great. However, this time Navi [the fairy] is jealous of Zelda. So within the story, Navi feels something for Link.

Impa

Main article: Impa

In several games, Zelda has a nursemaid named Impa, a faithful servant who is largely responsible for raising her and cultivating her abilities. In The Legend of Zelda, Impa is her most trusted servant, the one whom she entrusts with the task of finding a hero to defeat Ganon. In The Adventure of Link, it is Impa who brings Link to the North Castle and recounts the story of the ancient curse on the sleeping Zelda. The Impa from Ocarina of Time is a survivor of the mysterious Sheikah race. She protects and cares for Zelda, teaching Zelda and Link the royal tune known as Zelda’s Lullaby, and fleeing the castle with Zelda when Ganondorf threatens the princess in an attempt to obtain the Ocarina of Time. Impa then teaches Zelda the ways of the Sheikah, allowing her to hide in plain sight for seven years, awaiting Link’s return. In the end, she rounds out Zelda’s group of sages in her role as the Sage of Shadow. Impa in the Oracle series is an agent operating in Zelda’s interest, sent to the lands of Holodrum and Labrynna to bring the oracles to safety in Hyrule. Impa, Sage of Shadow and last of the Sheikah (Ocarina of Time) Impa ) is a fictional character in the Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... The Sheikah were an ancient race from the Legend of Zelda video game series that swore to protect the Hylian Royal Family. ...


Family

Not much is known about Zelda’s family; they are rarely mentioned or seen in-game. The king and the prince who were related to the cursed Zelda in The Adventure of Link are never even named, their actions merely provide an explanation for her fate and the Triforce's condition. The return of the king to Hyrule Castle is seen briefly in the A Link to the Past end sequence. In Ocarina of Time, young Zelda briefly mentions her father, but she never went into great detail, and he never made an appearance. For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ...


In The Wind Waker, Tetra's relations include her deceased mother, who was the previous leader of the pirates, and Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, the ancient King of Hyrule.


In The Minish Cap, she is shown to have a significant relationship with Daltus, King of Hyrule and her father. When Zelda is turned to stone, he is desperate to find a way to save her, and asks Link's help in doing so. Link's quest at one point involves getting help from the spirit of another royal ancestor, Gustaf.


Zelda in other media

Although information is only considered series canon if it comes from the games or instruction booklets (and where there is conflict between the two, the games themselves are the accepted source), or occasionally other Nintendo materials, there are a number of other officially licensed Zelda stories. Many of these explore the romantic relationship with Link in greater depth than the actual games. Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


The Legend of Zelda TV series

A set of Zelda cartoons aired on Fridays from 1989-1990 as a part of DiC’s The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. The series loosely followed the original NES Zelda, mixing settings and characters from that game with original creations. Zelda is depicted as a warrior princess with a fiery temper who wears more comfortable and practical garb than the Zelda from the game. In addition to running the kingdom part-time for her father, King Harkinian, she often accompanies Link on his adventures and is quite skilled with a bow. The series exemplifies a romantic relationship between the two protagonists. Link is always begging Zelda for a kiss; however, even when she agrees to indulge him, it never occurs. They are interrupted by monsters, or Spryte (a fairy princess with a crush on Link), or any number of unfortunate circumstances such as something making Zelda so mad she no longer wants to kiss Link. It is directly revealed that Zelda loves Link in one episode, and there is no doubt of their romantic relationship in this series. Thirteen of these cartoon episodes were produced before the cancellation of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Zelda was voiced by Cyndy Preston in the TV Series. The Legend of Zelda was an American animated series loosely based on the first and second Legend of Zelda games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... DIC can refer to: Diploma of Imperial College Dubai International Capital DIC Entertainment In chemistry, Diisopropylcarbodiimide Disseminated intravascular coagulation This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... A number of television programs based on the Super Mario Bros. ... In fictional works, the character type warrior princesses refers to a strong female personality of royal background, determined in pursuit of her goals and eager to take on typical mans work like fighting wars or performing manual labour to accomplish those goals. ... This article is about the projectile weapon bow. ... Cynthia Preston, sometimes credited as Cyndy Preston, is a Canadian television and film actress. ...


Captain N: The Game Master

A slightly altered version of this cartoon Zelda (with messier hair and a slightly more revealing version of the same clothing) appeared in assorted episodes in the second season of Captain N: The Game Master. In this crossover fiction, Zelda and Link befriend Kevin Keene and Princess Lana as they all attempt to restore peace to Hyrule. These appearances function as a follow-up to the original Zelda cartoon, however only containing elements from the second Zelda game, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Captain N: The Game Master is a cartoon series that aired on U.S. and United Kingdom television from 1989 to 1992. ... A fictional crossover occurs when two or more otherwise separated fictional characters, stories, settings, universes, or media meet and interact with each other. ...


The Legend of Zelda comic books by Valiant

Featuring characters and settings from the TV series, this comic by Valiant only ran for five issues. Although Zelda’s feelings for Link are made quite clear, there is another element at play here: her duty to the Triforce, which must come before her own needs and desires. When Link is corrupted by the Triforce of Power in one story, this Zelda briefly possesses his Triforce of Courage, which will not reside with one who uses Power without Wisdom. This comic reflected characters and elements from both the original The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. For the Hal Foster comic strip, see Prince Valiant. ...


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past graphic novel

Created as a serial comic for Nintendo Power magazine by acclaimed manga author Shotaro Ishinomori, and later collected in graphic novel form, this tells an alternate version of the events from A Link to the Past. Zelda calls to Link and he must rescue her, first from Agahnim, and then from imprisonment at Turtle Rock in the Dark World. She is also instrumental in storming Ganon’s floating castle and destroying him. Link and Zelda definitely develop a strong connection, but the relationship is ultimately portrayed as tragic. At the end of the story, Zelda has become Queen, and Link is head of the Royal Guard and the Knights of Hyrule. This success is bittersweet, as their duties keep them apart, even though they were once so close, sharing an adventure and even coming together in dreams. The first cover of Nintendo Power featured a clay sculpture of Mario from . ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Shotaro Ishinomori , January 25, 1938—January 28, 1998) was an influential figure in manga, anime and tokusatsu who created several immensely popular long-running series such as Cyborg 009 and the Kamen Rider Series. ...


Stories from several Zelda games have also been converted to manga format in Japan. These publications greatly expand parts of each game’s backstory. This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... In narratology, a back-story (also back story or backstory) is the history behind the situation extant at the start of the main story. ...


Appearances in other games

Zelda is present in several games outside The Legend of Zelda series. While varying in their regard within the gaming community, none of these games contributes anything to the series which would be considered Zelda canon. Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


CD-i games

Main article: CD-i games based on The Legend of Zelda series

Zelda is featured in three games made by a third party for the Phillips CD-i system. In Link: The Faces of Evil, she is kidnapped by Ganon again and has to be rescued. In Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda's Adventure, Princess Zelda is the protagonist (both games involve Link's kidnapping). Although the games are noteworthy as the first time Zelda has been a playable character, the series is generally immensely criticized by fans and not recognized by Nintendo as canon. A screenshot from Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon. ... The CD-i (short for Compact Disc Interactive, also known as Green Book), was a multimedia format released in 1991, created primarily by Philips and to a lesser extent Sony, though only Philips proceeded to market products. ... Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon is a video game published by Philips Media and released for the Philips CD-i in 1993. ... Zeldas Adventure is a video game developed by Viridis and released for the Philips CD-i in 1994. ...


Super Smash Bros.

The adult form of Zelda from Ocarina of Time also appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. She was first shown in the guise of Sheik, but it was later revealed that Sheik was one of two forms. These forms each have their own unique moves, effectively doubling her repertoire. In the game, both Zelda and Sheik are voiced by Jun Mizusawa. Zelda also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[7] Like Link, her character design is more subdued than in Super Smash Bros. Melee,[7] and is based on her appearance in Twilight Princess.[8] In an interview, Eiji Aonuma said that character models for Sheik, along with Ganondorf, were submitted for possible use in Super Smash Bros. Brawl[9], and on January 16, 2008, Sheik was confirmed as a returning character in Brawl, again as Zelda's alternate form. An alternate color of Zelda with an appearance similar to that of Super Smash Bros. Melee is also available.[10] Both of these characters have the same Final Smash, which is the light arrow from Twilight Princess.[4] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Jun Mizusawa ) is a Japanese voice actress who was born on July 3, 1966. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Super Smash Bros. ...


References

Books
  • Nintendo of America. Official Nintendo Power the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-05-4.
  • Prima Development. Super Smash Bros. Melee: Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games, 2002. ISBN 0-7615-3790-2.
Notes
  1. ^ In the Game: Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto by Todd Mowatt, Amazon.com, last retrieved March 12, 2006
  2. ^ Princess Zelda character analysis Internal.tbi.net. URL Accessed April 29, 2006.
  3. ^ The Legend of Zelda database - letter S Zelda.com. URL Accessed April 30, 2006.
  4. ^ a b Sakurai, Masahiro (2008-01-16). Smash Bros. DOJO!!—Sheik. Nintendo. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  5. ^ Eiji Aonuma Interview, GameCube Advanced, published July 22, 2004
  6. ^ The Z-Files, part IV, IGN64, published December 3, 1997
  7. ^ a b Zelda. Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  8. ^ Nintendo Power, Vol 219, Brawl Evolves: "The diva of Hyrule will sport a new look in Brawl based on her Twilight Princess duds."
  9. ^ Eiji Aonuma Talks DS Development And More. GameInformer. GameInformer (2001-08-02). Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  10. ^ Smash Bros. DOJO!!—Colour Changes. Nintendo (2007-11-21). Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
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