Posted on October 06 2017 by Michaela El-Ters
Princess Zelda and her role in the Zelda series is undeniably important, but the Royal Family surrounding her is shrouded in mystery. Her family members are hardly ever mentioned, let alone seen. Recent installments in the series, however, have taken steps to developing Zelda’s father, the King of Hyrule, as a stern but caring man who loves his kingdom and daughter. While this character development is greatly appreciated, it also begs the question: where is the Queen of Hyrule?
The games haven’t ever hinted at the presence of a Queen of Hyrule, making this character essentially nonexistent in the lore. If Zelda’s mother has been mentioned in previous games, it’s often a loose reference to her death many years prior. But thanks to the expanded roles the Kings of Hyrule have been given in these later games, as well as their well-written character development, there’s a lot of potential for Nintendo to formally introduce the mysterious Queen of Hyrule and make her presence known in the franchise. What is she like? Does her daughter possess some of her qualities? Is she patient and kind, contrasting the King’s more strict and solemn personality? I think there are a lot of opportunities to explore the Queen’s relationship with her daughter and husband, as well as the role she could play in the story.
What do you guys think? Are you interested in seeing the Queen of Hyrule in a future Zelda game? Let us know in the comments!
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