Fi

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Fi
Fi.png

Title

Servant of the Goddess[1]
Mistress[2]

Race

Sword Spirit

Games

Location

Inside the Goddess Sword

Related

Hylia (Creator)
Link (Master)
Ghirahim (Counterpart)

In Other Languages[show]
Language Name
Japan 日本語 ファイ (Fai)
France Française Fay
Spain Español Fay
Germany Deutsch Phai
Italy Italiana Faih
South Korea 한국어 파이 (Pai)

Fi is a character featured in Skyward Sword. Created by the goddess Hylia, she is the spirit of the Goddess Sword and Link's companion throughout the events of the game.

Story

Fi first appears to Link inside the Knight Academy shortly after he is separated from Zelda by a black tornado. She leads Link throughout the town of Skyloft to the secret interior of the Goddess Statue where the Goddess Sword rests. Fi entices Link to draw the blade and, with the help of Gaepora, exposits the great destiny that he must fulfill by descending to the Surface and reuniting with Zelda, giving him the Emerald Tablet that will open the way to Faron Woods.

Fi goes on to accompany Link in his travels throughout the game, designating him to be her master as the wielder of the Goddess Sword and pledging her eternal guidance and loyalty to him. Because she was programmed with a wealth of knowledge and information, she is able to provide Link with detailed analyses of enemies, items, and areas he comes across in his journey. She also teaches him important techniques such as the Skyward Strike and how to dowse for certain characters and items, and translates divine messages to be relayed to Link. As the game advances, Link is required to empower his blade by imbuing it with three Sacred Flames, which together transform Fi's dwelling into the legendary Master Sword.

Fi retains a very icy and stoic demeanor throughout the game, owing to her innate inability to feel emotion, and frequently presents information to Link in the form of percentages, calculations, and variables. This also leads her to be very forward and blunt in her analyses of other characters, and she is not above treating even Link with some snide early on in his adventure. The two of them gradually grow closer as the story advances, however, and Fi confesses near the end of the game that she has come to cherish the time they've spent together. Also among her attributes are a propensity for singing, as her vocals accompany Link on the Goddess Harp when activating Trial Gates, and dancing, as she does when translating messages at the Skyview and Earth Springs and the Isle of Songs.

Following the successful defeat of Demise, Fi is able to absorb the demon king's remains into the Master Sword, ensuring they remain sealed there with no hope of escape. With the journey at its end and Zelda and Link reunited, Fi requests that Link bring their mission to an end by planting the Master Sword in its pedestal in the Temple of Hylia, at which point Fi will retreat into an endless sleep within the blade, despite Link's objections. In her final moments, Fi reassures Link by claiming to feel happiness as she reflects on the time they've spent together, and bids him a grateful farewell in the hope that they may meet in another life.

Non-Canon Appearances

This section describes a subject that is or may be outside the core Zelda canon.

Hyrule Warriors

Fi is a playable character in Hyrule Warriors, Hyrule Warriors Legends, and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. Like in Skyward Sword, she is the spirit that dwells in the Goddess Sword that is housed in the inside of the Statue of the Goddess.[3] With extensive knowledge and a highly analytical mind, Fi thinks things through logically, bestowing wisdom and advice to those who hold the Goddess Sword.[4] While having a young, feminine body made of a blue, metal-like material, she is genderless and does not have emotions.[5] She is weak to the darkness element and she drops Fi's Heels as a silver material and Fi's Crystal as a gold.

Link first meets Fi in Legend Mode during the Land in the Sky scenario on Skyloft. He hears a mysterious voice calling to him from within the Statue of the Goddess.[6] Inside, he finds Fi, who introduces herself and says that although he is not her master, she can consider him a master and she will assist him.[7] Fi then helps Link defeat Volga.[8] She then suggests that they head to the Sealed Grounds, where they hope to find Ghirahim and close the Gate of Souls.[9]

Fi is first playable during the scenario Sealed Ambition on the Sealed Grounds, where she helps Link defeat Ghirahim. She then teaches Link to use a Skyward Strike so he can close the Gate of Souls in the area.[10]

She is also playable on the stages The Sacred Sword, A War of Spirit, and Shining Beacon. Additionally, she appears in the story on the stages The Demon Lord's Plan and The Demon Lord, as a part of Linkle and Cia's respective stories.

Weapon

Main article: Goddess Blade

Fi's weapon is the light-element Goddess Blade. Being an extremely agile character, Fi floats and moves in the air. Having a wide variety of actions and attacks, she can dance and transform into a sword to attack enemies.[11] Similar to her dancing, she can sing on top of a Trial Gate. Another one of Fi's attacks includes summoning the three Sacred Flames, and she is also able to create a Goddess Crest.

Badges

Main article: Badge Market/Fi/Attack
Main article: Badge Market/Fi/Defense
Main article: Badge Market/Fi/Assist

To complete all of Fi's badges in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, the player must collect the following materials:

Bronze

Silver

Gold

For more specific badge requirements, see the Badge Market page.

Costumes

  • Standard
  • Boss
  • Twilight
  • Stone Mask
  • Great Sea
  • Wind Waker
  • Grand Travels
  • Lorule
Standard Outfit (Grand Travels)
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Location Grand Travels Map H-10
DLC Pack Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack
Based on Ciela, Leaf, and Neri from Phantom Hourglass
Standard Outfit (Boss)
HW Fi Boss.png
Location Master Quest Map C-5
DLC Pack Master Quest Pack
Based on the Queen of Fairies from The Wind Waker and Four Swords Adventures
Standard Outfit (Great Sea)
HW Fi Great Sea.png
Location Great Sea Map B-7
DLC Pack --
Based on the Great Fairies from The Wind Waker

This costume is only available in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Standard Outfit (Twilight)
300px
Location Twilight Map B-6
DLC Pack Twilight Princess Pack
Based on the Light Spirits from Twilight Princess and the Sky Guardians from Skyward Sword
Standard Outfit
HW Fi Standard.png
Location --
DLC Pack --
Unlocked by default
Standard Outfit (Wind Waker)
300px
Location Master Wind Waker Map D-13
DLC Pack --
Based on Tetra from The Wind Waker

This costume is only available in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Standard Outfit (Lorule)
300px
Location Lorule Map G-9
DLC Pack A Link Between Worlds Pack
Based on Irene from A Link Between Worlds
Stone Mask
HW Fi Stone Mask.png
Location Wii U Termina Map D-5
3DS & Switch Termina Map E-7
DLC Pack Majora's Mask Pack
Based on the Stone Mask from Majora's Mask

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Fi-Trophy-Super-Smash-Bros-Wii-U.png

Fi makes a small appearance in Nintendo's flagship fighting game, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. In this game, Fi can be unlocked in the form of a trophy.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fi appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a primary spirit. She can be unlocked by battling a Link with empowered melee weapons and an increased Final Smash meter on the omega Skyloft stage in the World of Light game mode. After obtaining her spirit once, she can be purchased for 6000G. She increases the player's neutral special.

Trivia

  • Because Fi is an inorganic being, she lacks a defined biological sex, as noted by the developers. However, she is referred to as female at many points throughout the game, in addition to being designed with a feminine figure.
  • Despite being attuned to the feelings of attraction Link holds toward other characters, such as Zelda and Peatrice, Fi does not seem aware that Scrapper holds these same feelings for her, as she acknowledges his attempts to gain her approval with only a casual disinterest.
  • According to developers' notes shown in Hyrule Historia, Fi is meant to appear between 13 and 14 years old despite her immeasurable actual age. This would make her three to four years younger than Link, appearance wise.
  • Although Fi has not appeared personally in any games before or since Skyward Sword, several of Link's interactions with the Master Sword have been indirectly attributed to her, retroactively or otherwise.
    • In Ocarina of Time, Zelda points to the Master Sword itself as the one that sealed Link in the Sacred Realm for seven years, suggesting Fi did not view the younger Link as capable of fulfilling the role of the Hero of Time. The manner in which the Master Sword glows brightly during the fight with Ganon has also been attributed to Fi.
    • In Twilight Princess, the notion that Fi chooses each hero who wields the blade is given merit, as Midna comments that "the sword accepted [Link] as its master", referencing the manner in which Fi addressed Link in Skyward Sword.
    • In Breath of the Wild, the first game to be released after Skyward Sword, there are numerous references made to a voice or will that exists within the Master Sword.
      • This voice, signified by Fi's signature chime, is able to communicate telepathically with Zelda, as chronicled in Link's memory of when he was nearly killed during the Great Calamity. Fi was the one to advise that Link be taken to the Shrine of Resurrection to recuperate and that Zelda keep Ganon contained until he was ready to face him.
      • In the present day, Fi will also test Link's endurance should he try to reclaim the Master Sword from its pedestal, sapping his life energy and potentially killing him unless he possesses enough Heart Containers to endure the test.
      • Fi's chiming is lastly heard upon full completion of the Trial of the Sword, sounding several times to signify Link's achievement in restoring the blade's true might.

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References

  1. "Oh youth, guided by the servant of the goddess... Unite earth and sky... Bring light to the land..." — Zelda, Skyward Sword.
  2. "Your name is...Fi? Dzzt! Should I call you Mistress Fi? Are you looking for something, Mistress Fi?" — Scrapper, Skyward Sword.
  3. "Fi is the spirit of the "Goddess Sword" sealed inside the Statue of the Goddess in Skyloft." — Nintendo Console Gaming, Facebook Profile
  4. "With extensive knowledge and a highly analytical mind, Fi thinks things through logically and offers advice and wisdom to whoever holds the sword." — Nintendo Console Gaming, Facebook Profile
  5. "Its body is made of a blue, metal-like material. Although it has the appearance of a young girl, Fi is genderless and does not have emotions." — Nintendo Consoling Gaming, Facebook Profile
  6. "Link... Master... I wait for you underneath the Goddess Statue..." — Fi, Hyrule Warriors
  7. "My name is Fi. I was waiting for you. You are not the Master, but I can consider you a Master. My mission is to serve you. My assistance is necessary for your success. Shall I accompany you?" — Fi, Hyrule Warriors
  8. "Fi, a servant of the goddess Hylia, joined Link and together they drove away the Dragon Knight Volga." — Narrator, Hyrule Warriors
  9. "Hoping to destroy Ghirahim and close the Gate of Souls, Link followed Fi's advice and hurried to the Sealed Grounds." — Narrator, Hyrule Warriors
  10. "Master, raise your sword skyward, and then swing it down." — Fi, Hyrule Warriors
  11. "Fi floats and moves in the air, and transforms into a sword to attack." — Nintendo Console Gaming, Facebook Profile