Tag: Companion Week

Who says a princess needs to stay in her castle? If there is someone who threatens her land — or steals her body — why must she sit in an ivory tower and wait for a hero to fix everything? Heck no! Time to get out there and make sure the job gets done, and it gets done right. The hero can’t do everything himself, after all. Sometimes, he needs just as much help as anyone else. After losing her body…

When it comes to companions in the Zelda series, Link has had quite a few memorable partners to help him out during his quests. But one companion in particular really stands out for me, and that is Link’s Crimson Loftwing in Skyward Sword. Experiencing the bond between this pair is downright inspiring, not only because of the importance of the Crimson Loftwing to Link’s quest, but also because of the level of love and trust they share in their relationship. The…

Ocarina of Time holds a very special place in my heart, and with that, so too does Navi. Though opinions differ on whether she was ultimately an annoyance or a good addition, personally I’ve always viewed her as irreplaceable. While part of this is certainly her portrayal in the game itself, I’ll also be the first to admit that much of it is due to my own life situation at the time Ocarina of Time was released. Call me nostalgically biased, but…

Midna stands out to me as one of the most well-written and interesting companion characters in the Zelda series because of how she grows and changes alongside the story. She’s not like Link’s previous companions — she’s selfish, sarcastic, and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty in order to get what she wants. Her status as the titular Twilight Princess and the dichotomy of light and dark in the narrative coincides with her character development and the more kind,…

When I think of the companions that Link has had over the years, there is one in particular that strikes me as really under-appreciated. She is, of course, the Spirit of the Master Sword, Fi! When Link lays his hands on the Goddess Sword during the events of Skyward Sword, Fi officially acknowledges him as her Master. I was immediately drawn to Fi’s design and demeanor, and I couldn’t wait to see what she would bring to the game’s storyline. She…

“…for there is no other feeling in the world to compare with it if one loves a great horse. It gives a thrill that nothing else ever can. It cannot be put into words, because words cannot express it.”  – Samuel Riddle Relationships with animals are a key component of many human lives. Affection and loyalty are often important elements of animal/human bonds. An animal needs to be shown respect, love, and care for a true bond to be formed….

Majora’s Mask has always been seen as an oddball entry in the Zelda series’ history, a black sheep among its brethren, a game and story that was never afraid to be a little twisted, a little unhinged, a little hairy. Surrounded by conspiracy theories regarding terminal Termina’s alternative world being that of purgatory, with dark dilemmas, warped characters and some form of tragedy permeating each compass point, its easy to see why. And on an initial quest to find his beloved…

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Red Hood and Batman. Xehonort and Ansem the Wise. The theme of masters and apprentices is as old as fiction itself, and as is the case with many relationships, these pairings don’t often end well. In all of the above examples, former friends and peers were turned against each other. Some by circumstance; some by choice. A feeling of being held back or unappreciated is common, as is a good old-fashioned desire for power. In…