Midna

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Midna
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Title

Twilight Princess[1][2]
Princess of the Twilight Realm[3]

Race

Gender

Female

Occupation

Ruler of the Twili

Member of

Games

Midna is the secondary protagonist and the guide character in Twilight Princess. For much of the game, Midna takes the form of an imp-like creature. It is later revealed that this is not her true form and is part of curse placed on her by Zant. [4][2]

Midna is the only character in Twilight Princess to have voice acting. However, she does not speak in any particular language, just incomprehensible sounds for effect. Throughout the game, Midna's character changes dramatically. She begins as callous, uncaring and patronising, and tries to use Link for her own good, but she soon realizes that Link is more than just a tool; she values him and Princess Zelda as friends and her character becomes warmer. Midna possesses one piece of the Fused Shadow before she meets Link.

Role in Story

Midna is first seen spying on Link from behind a tree in the Twilight-engulfed Faron Woods when Link first transforms into his Wolf form. By the end of the game, it is revealed that Midna is in fact the Twilight Princess. She is from the Twilight Realm and is the ruler of it and the Twili race that dwell there. She originally joins Link on his quest so that she can acquire the three fragments of the Fused Shadow, defeat Zant, and reclaim her throne. When these are taken away from her by Zant, she tries to take Link to the Twilight Realm to avenge him, only to find the Mirror of Twilight broken into shards. The Ancient Sages inform Midna and Link that only the true leader of the Twilight Realm could shatter the Mirror of Twilight, Zant could merely break it into pieces.So Midna and Link go in search of the other three pieces of the Mirror of Twilight.

As the story progresses, she later ends up developing feelings for Link and the Light World, and helps him defeat Ganondorf. After doing so, she transforms back into her true form. After saying goodbye to Link, she re-enters the Twilight Realm to once again lead her people. However, in the process of her departure, she shatters the Mirror of Twilight, proving herself the true leader of the Twilight Realm, yet breaking the only known connection between the two worlds in the process.

Hyrule Warriors

Midna appears as a playable character in the spin-off game for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors. She appears in both her imp form and her twili form, the later which was released as a DLC in the Twilight Princess Package. In Midna's imp form, she summons a twilight wolf and uses her hair to attack. Midna's twili form uses the Mirror as her weapon, with which she is able to summon various objects.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Midna makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as an Assist Trophy. When summoned by a character, she will attack one of the opposing players by grabbing them with her hair.

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References

  1. "Midna... Foolish Twilight Princess... The curse on you cannot be broken..." — Zant, Twilight Princess.
  2. 2.1 2.2 "Midna, the Twilight Princess, attempted to oppose him, but was cursed and fled to the Light World." — Hyrule Historia, pg. 114
  3. "MIDNA
    Princess of the Twilight Realm.
    " — Hyrule Historia, pg. 114
  4. "A curse placed upon [Midna] by Zant causes her to physically transform and lose her magical abilities." — Hyrule Historia, pg. 114