Triforce of Courage
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The Triforce of Courage is one of the three pieces of the Triforce in The Legend of Zelda series. It embodies the power of Farore, one of the Goddesses who created Hyrule. Farore created the creatures to uphold the law created by Nayru, another Goddess who helped create Hyrule.
The Adventure of Link
A Link to the Past
Ocarina of Time
After Link opens the Door of Time and removes the Master Sword from its pedestal using the Spiritual Stones and the Ocarina of Time, Link is sealed away within the Sacred Realm for seven years. Ganondorf uses this opportunity to enter the Sacred Realm and claim the Triforce as his own. However, upon touching the sacred relic, it splits itself into three pieces. The Triforce of Power stayed with Ganon, while the Triforce of Wisdom and the Triforce of Courage went to Princess Zelda and Link, respectively.
Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
The Wind Waker
Link must obtain the Triforce of Courage to gain access to the land of Hyrule underneath the Great Sea. The Triforce of Courage had been split into pieces and scattered across the floors of the vast ocean. Link must find Triforce Charts and have them deciphered by Tingle for an outrageous price in order to discover their location. Once the Triforce of Courage has been re-assembled, it dwells within the hand of Link and access to Hyrule is granted.
The Triforce of Courage is unknowingly held by Link, blessed with it supposedly since his birth. The Triforce of Courage is proof of his destiny as the hero; Link is transformed into a wolf rather than a spirit upon exposure to the Twilight as a result of this.