A Champion is a term used in Breath of the Wild to refer to one of a group of individuals of exceptional skill tasked with piloting one of the Divine Beasts.  The term Champion also refers to Link as well, as he is called this repeatedly by many of the residents of Hyrule on his journey.
The four Champions in Breath of the Wild are Mipha of the Zora, Daruk of the Gorons, Urbosa of the Gerudo, and Revali of the Rito. All of them perished while piloting their Divine Beasts in the attack of Calamity Ganon 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild.
- ↑ "We selected four skilled individuals from across Hyrule and tasked them will the duty of piloting the Divine Beasts. With the princess as their commander, we dubbed these pilots Champions – a name that would solidify their unique bond." — King Rhoam, Breath of the Wild
- ↑ "Ganon was cunning, and he responded with a plan beyond our imagining. He appeared from deep below Hyrule Castle, seized control of the Guardians and Divine Beasts, and turned them against us. The champions lost their lives. Those residing in the castle as well." — King Rhoam, Breath of the Wild