Twilight Princess Characters
- See also: Gallery:Twilight Princess Characters
Below is a complete listing of every character found within The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
- Main article: Link (Twilight Princess)
Link begins the game as a goat wrangler working at Ordon Ranch, on the edge of Ordon Village, a small settlement just outside Hyrule. Seemingly well-regarded, he seems to have a romantic relationship with Ilia, the daughter of Mayor Bo. Link is looked up to by some of the children of Ordon, especially Colin, who wishes to grow up to be just like Link. Rusl, Colin's father, is Link's mentor early in the game.
Link's adventure leads him to navigate all of Hyrule as well as the Twilight Realm. Transformed into a wolf when dragged into the Twilight, Link is freed by Midna, who acts as Link's companion throughout his quest. Link sets off on a journey to find three Fused Shadow pieces, three shards of the Mirror of Twilight, and to save Princess Zelda and the kingdom of Hyrule.
- Main article: Wolf Link
Wolf Link is the form that Link takes when he enters the world of Twilight. Rather than use his deep inventory of weaponry, but instead, relies on his animal instincts, teeth and claws. In this form, he can use his senses to view spirits in the Twilight Realm, discover strange scents and find secret holes. He can also dig through loose patches of soil, which allows him to reach several secret areas and many previously unreachable areas, and is able to speak with many animals throughout the land.
In Twilight, and always after Zant's attack following the Lakebed Temple, Link's companion Midna will accompany him on his back in wolf form. Once Link gains the Master Sword, he also gains the Shadow Crystal, which allows Link to transform from a human to a wolf at almost any point in time.
- Main article: Midna
Midna is an imp-like creature whose background and purpose are unknown throughout most of the game. She is a member of the Twili people who dwell within the Twilight Realm. She is first seen in the Faron Woods as Link is dragged away in wolf form. Midna then appears within Hyrule Castle and helps Wolf Link escape. She acts as a companion for Link throughout his quest.
When Link is in the Twilight, or after obtaining the Shadow Crystal, Midna will ride on top of Wolf Link. While in wolf form, Link uses Midna to reach distant ledges and also uses Midna's charged attack to defeat multiple enemies at once. Midna is also used as a form of transportation. Wolf Link can speak with Midna and she will warp him to any place where there is a Twilight Portal in the sky. When Link is in the Light World, Midna disappears into Link's shadow. Early in the game, Midna takes Link on a quest to recover three Fused Shadows, only to have them stolen by Zant.
Midna later tries gaining access to the Twilight Realm only to see that the Mirror of Twilight is broken. This puts Midna and Link on their next quest to find three Mirror Shards and enter the world of Twilight. Midna's character goes through quite an evolution throughout the game as her motives have changed because of the selflessness of both Link and Princess Zelda. At the end of the game, it is revealed that Midna is the Twilight Princess and her true form is revealed.
- Main article: Zant
Zant is the leading villain throughout most of the game. He is a member of the Twili race and the self-proclaimed ruler of the Twilight. This garnered the name, Usurper King of the Twilight. Zant invades Hyrule Castle alongside several Shadow Beasts and forces Princess Zelda to surrender. He appears sparingly throughout the game, confronting Midna and Link on several fronts. After gathering the three Fused Shadows, Zant steals them from Midna and puts the Shadow Crystal within Link. This makes Link remain in his wolf form even when in the Light World.
Zant later attempts to destroy the Mirror of Twilight but is unable to do so. Instead, he breaks it into four large Mirror Shards and scatters three of them throughout Hyrule. Before the battle with Zant, it is revealed that the Usurper King was acting as a tool for his "God", Ganondorf.
- Main article: Zelda (Twilight Princess)
Princess Zelda is the regent of Hyrule. Seemingly imprisoned within her chambers in one of the towers of Hyrule Castle, she appears to remain in her normal form when the world is covered in Twilight. In her first meeting with Wolf Link, she reveals that she surrendered to Zant in the hope of preserving the lives of the Hyrulean people.
Later, when Midna is on her last breath, Zelda shows that she has "been granted special powers by the goddesses". Scanning Wolf Link with it, she tells him to go to the Sacred Grove to retrieve the Master Sword and drive out the evil power which keeps him in wolf form. She then transfers her power to Midna to save the latter's life, against Midna's wishes. In the process, she disappears.
At the end of the game, Zelda's body is seen as a lifeless trophy for Ganondorf in the throne room of Hyrule Castle. Midna tries to revive her, only to find that Ganondorf has possessed her. This triggers several final battles of the game, the first being with Ganon's Puppet Zelda. After he is driven out, Princess Zelda is later revived for real. The reunion is cut short by Ganondorf's recovery, however, and Midna transports her and Link to Hyrule Field while she battles Ganondorf, unsuccessfully. On seeing Midna's defeat and the resulting destruction of Hyrule Castle, Princess Zelda summons the four Light Spirits to create the Light Arrows. She uses these in battle alongside Link to defeat Ganondorf.
- Main article: Ganon
Once the Gerudo "Great King of Evil", Ganondorf was captured and sent for execution in the Arbiter's Grounds many years before the events of Twilight Princess. However, owing to a "divine prank" he had been "blessed with the chosen power of the gods". This revealed itself during the attempted execution by the Ancient Sages, allowing him to break free. Immediately, he took the Sword of the Six Sages from his chest wound, killed the Sage of Water and threatened to escape. Panicking, the remaining Sages then used the Mirror of Twilight to banish him to the Twilight Realm.
In more recent times, he appeared to Zant as a blazing head of flame. Despairing at being passed over for rulership of the Twili, Zant was easily manipulated by Ganondorf. With Ganondorf's power backing him, Zant usurped Midna and invaded the Light World, giving Ganondorf access to Hyrule once more.
Ultimately, Link and Midna find him in the throne room of Hyrule Castle, with Zelda's lifeless body on display as a trophy. Challenging them, he takes control of Zelda and uses her body to attack. When Midna drives him out, he reforms as the Dark Beast Ganon and faces Wolf Link. Defeated again, he takes his flaming head form. Seeing this, Midna sends Link and the revived Zelda away and battles Ganondorf alone using the Fused Shadow. While the fight destroys Hyrule Castle, Ganondorf emerges victorious on horseback, with Midna's helmet as a trophy.
The next phase of the final battle takes place on horseback. Link and Zelda ride around on Epona and Princess Zelda shoots Light Arrows at Ganondorf, stunning him and allowing Link to slash at him with his sword. The final battle takes place when a ring of fire surrounds Link and Ganondorf in the middle of Hyrule Field. After a long sword duel Link thrusts the Master Sword through the body of Ganondorf. With the blade of evil's bane embedded in him, and his link with Zant abruptly broken, Ganondorf dies.
- Main article: Agitha
Agitha is a little girl who lives in Castle Town and views herself as the princess of the bug kingdom. She has a passion for golden bugs and has invited all 24 of them to a ball at her castle. There are twelve types of golden bugs, with each coming in pairs, one male and one female. She asks Link to bring the golden bugs that he collects to her house, Agitha's Castle. For the first golden bug, she will give Link the Big Wallet. Afterward, she will reward Link with 50 rupees for one golden bug and 100 rupees for a golden bug that makes a pair. If Link brings all 24 bugs to her ball, she thanks him and gives him the Giant Wallet. If Link has golden bugs but doesn't show them to her, she will mention it as Link walks out.
Agitha can be seen outside the south gate of Castle Town searching for bugs during the daytime. She is one of the few people that is not afraid of Wolf Link. to the point she wants to play with him. At sunset, she will leave to return to her castle.
- Main article: Ancient Sages
The Ancient Sages first make an appearance near the mirror chamber at the peak of Arbiter's Grounds. They appear in ethereal form and a cut-scene is shown where they attempt to execute Ganondorf using the Sword of the Sages. They fail at this endeavor and Ganondorf kills the Sage of Water. In desperation, the Sages then used the Mirror of Twilight to banish Ganondorf into the Twilight Realm.
- Main article: Ashei
Ashei is one of the members of The Resistance, a group that meets within Telma's Bar. Ashei wears armor and can handle herself with the bow and arrow. She doesn't think too highly of the soldiers of Hyrule and refers to them as sorry excuses for Hyrule soldiers. She has an interest in the Yeti who live in Peak Province.
Ashei spots the beast that comes down from Snowpeak to Zora's Domain and draws a sketch of him. Link uses this sketch to show to the Zora, who note that the fish that the beast is carrying is known as a reekfish. Link can later catch a reekfish with the help of Prince Ralis.
- Main article: Auru
Auru is one of the members of The Resistance, a group that meets within Telma's Bar. He is an old wise man who seemingly has some relationship with the sages of Hyrule and perhaps even the royal family. Auru wears a symbol of the Triforce on the front of his clothing.
Link encounters Auru at Lake Hylia where he mentions that he believes the evil plaguing Hyrule has something to do with Arbiter's Grounds, a prison deep in the desert that has held Hyrule's worst prisoners. Auru saved Fyer's life sometime in the past, which resulted in the latter owing Auru a favor. Auru gives Link a memo to show to Fyer, which tells the Human-Cannonball Ride owner to launch Link into the desert with his large cannon, allowing Link to gain access to the Gerudo Desert.
- Main article: Barnes
Barnes is the owner of the Kakariko Village bomb shop, Barnes Bombs. Early on in the game, Barnes can be seen hiding with Renado from the monsters that have come to the village. Barnes Bombs is closed early on because the route to Death Mountain is closed due to unsteady relations with the Gorons. Once it opens up Link can purchase his first bomb bag from Barnes. Barnes will offer regular bombs once the store is open, but later in the game water bombs and bomblings become available. If Link does not have a free bomb bag for a new type of bomb, Barnes will buy back unused bombs, albeit at a steep discount.
- Main article: Beth
Beth is one of the children of Ordon Village and the daughter of Hanch and Sera. She is somewhere between 8 and 11 years of age and can be found hanging around Malo and Talo during the early portions of the game. While she can be seen with Malo and Talo, she often thinks of them being quite immature. Beth seems to tease Colin, believing that he is not up to being the hero that he dreams to be. Beth seemingly has a crush on Link early on the game. Beth has aspirations to one day leave the village and live a life as a city girl in town.
When the kids were taken to Kakariko Village, King Bulblin appears, riding Lord Bullbo - his massive boar-like creature - directly at Beth is standing. Colin heroically jumps in and pushes her out of the way, saving her from any harm. This leads Beth to turn her crush away from Link and towards Colin. Beth is also good friends with Renado's daughter Luda in Kakariko Village.
- Main article: Colin
Colin is one of the children of Ordon Village and the son of Rusl and Uli. Colin is a timed child that is somewhere between 7 and 10 years of age. Colin is much more laid back than the rest of the children of the Village and is very reluctant to take part in any of their more dangerous adventures. Colin is often teased by the other kids in the village because of his timid nature. He views Link and Ilia as great role models and even says that he'd like to be like Link when he grows up.
Early in the story, Colin makes the fishing rod, which he gives to Link. Soon after, Colin and Ilia are both kidnapped by King Bulblin and taken away. Link eventually finds Colin in Kakariko Village, where he is being taken care of by Renado. Colin lives up to his heroic role model when he saves Beth from the path of King Bulblin, but this causes him to be captured instead. He is later saved by Link after an epic battle in Hyrule Field and on the Bridge of Eldin. For some time thereafter Colin can be found within Kakariko Village resting his wounds; but is seen in the end credits returning to Ordon, walking alongside his father with a sword on his back.
- Main article: Coro
Coro lives within the Faron Woods, where he runs a lantern business and acts as a gatekeeper. He gives Link the lantern free of charge in the hope of making money by selling lantern oil. He is a very bad cook; while Link can scoop up some of the soup that he is making, it is Nasty Soup and may harm Link if he drinks it. Coro later sells Link his second bottle for 100 rupees, which comes filled with lantern oil.
Coro also seems to have a good relationship with all sorts of animals, and his long hair has even become a nesting place for birds. He is one of the very few people who doesn't fear Wolf Link when he runs by. Coro is roughly 15 or 16 years of age and has two sisters; older sister Iza, the owner of Iza's Rapid Ride, and younger sister Hena, the owner of Hena's Fishing Hole.
- Main article: Dangoro
A resident of the Goron Mines tasked with protecting the Hero's Bow from trespassers, Dangoro is distrustful of non-Gorons and mistakenly assumes Link is an intruder. After a fight, he is ultimately brutalised into listening to Link and giving him access to the bow.
- Main article: Darbus
The massive Darbus is the patriarch of the Goron Tribe. While he is aggressive and proud to a fault, he considers it a moral duty to help others. When Link first encounters him, however, he is locked away within the Goron Mines having been consumed by the Fused Shadow. This corrupted Darbus is the temple boss of the Goron Mines, the Twilit Igniter Fyrus.
Once freed from the Fused Shadow, Darbus helps Link in his quest to recover Ilia's memory. He is sent to the area that blocks the entrance to the Hidden Village. Using his vast strength, Darbus breaks the boulders to allow Link to gain entrance. This allows Link to gain the Horse Call, which proves to be the key to restoring Ilia's memory; along with the Ancient Sky Book, a key item in reaching the City in the Sky.
- Main article: Dr. Borville
Dr. Borville is the resident doctor of Castle Town and obsessed with money. He is summoned to treat the injured Prince Ralis but cannot because Zora are beyond his expertise. Dr. Borville did give some sort of treatment to Ilia before sending her to Telma's Bar, but also stole a wooden statue from her in the process. This is only exposed when Telma sends Link to interrogate him for information on what happened to Ilia, armed with the massive invoice for his bar tab as leverage. He claims that selling the statue would have got him the rupees to pay Telma, but medicine was spilled on it, then it was stolen when he left it out to dry. Wolf Link can use his senses to follow the Medicine Scent from there.
- Main article: Eldin (Light Spirit)
Eldin is the Light Spirit that Link encounters at Eldin Spring, on the outskirts of Kakariko Village. Eldin's true form is revealed after Wolf Link gathers enough Tears of Light to fill the Vessel of Light, banishing the Twilight. Eldin takes the form of a bird and tells Link to travel to the land guarded by Lanayru.
Eldin is seen alongside the other three spirits at the end of the game when Princess Zelda summons the spirits to make the Light Arrows. After Link meets the Great Fairy on the 30th floor of the Cave of Ordeals, fairies are released at Eldin Spring.
- Main article: Fado (Twilight Princess)
Although laid-back and around the same age as Link, he appears to be Link's employer. Possibly because of his laid-back attitude, Fado is not too great with the Ranch's Ordon Goats. As a result, they sometimes come running into the village on his watch, requiring Link to wrangle them back.
- Main article: Falbi
Falbi is a tall and cheerful man who used to work in a circus. He runs Falbi's Flight-by-Fowl from a location overlooking Lake Hylia. This allows Link to fly a cucco down to Lake Hylia and numerous secret locations around it, including the hiding places of two Pieces of Heart. He is partnered with Fyer, whose Human-Cannonball Ride sends people directly to Falbi's location.
The cucco in Ordon Village mentions Falbi's flight game when spoken to as Wolf Link. It is believed that one of the cuccos in Kakariko Village left Lake Hylia because he was unhappy with his previous master. However, when speaking to Falbi's current cuccos, they all seem to be in good spirits and have no complaints about him.
- Main article: Faron (Light Spirit)
Faron is the Light Spirit that Link encounters at Faron Spring, within Faron Woods. Wolf Link first meets Faron in Twilight, with them too weak to take a form. Once Wolf Link gathers enough Tears of Light to fill the Vessel of Light, banishing the Twilight, Faron can take his true, monkey-like form and speaks to Link. By restoring Faron, Link is also restored to his human self, and Faron highlights that he is now wearing the Hero's Clothes. Hailing him as the hero chosen by the gods, the Light Spirit directs him to take the Fused Shadow piece from the Forest Temple to match Zant's power.
Faron is seen alongside the other three spirits at the end of the game when Princess Zelda summons the spirits to make the Light Arrows. After Link meets the Great Fairy on the 20th floor of the Cave of Ordeals, fairies are released within Faron Spring.
- Main article: Fyer
Fyer is a short, hunched, and unhappy looking man who runs the Human-Cannonball Ride, a cannon service on a small island in the center of Lake Hylia. He is also a mechanical specialist and can repair machinery. The standard flight that offers shoots Link up to the top of Lake Hylia where Link can meet up with Fyer's partner Falbi.
Later in the game Link will show Fyer a memo from Auru and this will open up a second flight, which will send Link flying to the Gerudo Desert. After Link has been through the Temple of Time and restored Ilia's memory, Link discovers a massive Sky Cannon underneath Renado's house in Kakariko Village. Midna warps Link and the cannon to Lake Hylia, whence for 300 rupees Fyer will repair the Sky Cannon, which can be used to launch him all the way to the City in the Sky.
- Main article: Gor Amoto
Gor Amoto is the first Goron Elder found within the Goron Mines. He is rather old and is the fourth in power amongst the Goron Elders. He helps Link by giving him a Key Shard, which are eventually put together to form the Big Key.
- Main article: Gor Coron
Gor Coron is one of the four Goron elders who live on Death Mountain. When Darbus, the patriarch of the Goron tribe, is consumed by the evil power of the Fused Shadow, Gor Coron takes a leadership role amongst the tribe.
Gor Coron challenges Link to a sumo wrestling match to prove his power. With the help of the Iron Boots, Link defeats Gor Coron and gains access to the sacred Goron Mines. Much later in the game, Gor Coron and Darbus aid Link in restoring Ilia's lost memory.
- Main article: Gor Ebizo
Gor Ebizo is the second elder found within the Goron Mines. He is incredibly old and second in power amongst the Goron Elders. Gor Ebizo helps Link by giving him the second Key Shard, which will eventually be put together to form the Big Key.
After the Goron Mines, Gor Ebizo can be found at Malo Mart within Kakariko Village. He asks for donations to try and raise enough money to get the bridge to Castle Town rebuilt. Once he gets enough rupees, he then asks for donations to open a Malo Mart in Castle Town.
- Main article: Gor Liggs
Gor Liggs is the third elder found within the Goron Mines. His body is tattooed with various symbols and he loves to meditate in his chamber. Gor Liggs is rather mellow and is third in power amongst the Goron Elders. Gor Liggs helps Link by giving him the third Key Shard, which forms the Big Key.
After the Goron Mines, Gor Liggs can be found outside of Malo Mart in Kakariko Village. If Link speaks with him after the bridge to Castle Town has been built, he'll give Link Hot Spring Water to pour on his son, who is sitting exhausted on the bridge from Hyrule Field to Castle Town. Doing this will lead him to be reenergised and reopen his spring water shop in Castle Town. This will also cut the cost of opening Malo Mart in Castle Town by 90%.
- Main article: Great Fairy
The Great Fairy only appears deep in the Gerudo Desert within the Cave of Ordeals. She can be found every ten floors, making a total of five appearances. The first four times Link reaches the Great Fairy, she will reward Link by releasing fairies into one of Ordon, Faron, Eldin and Lanayru Springs.
Once Link reaches the 50th floor, the Great Fairy fills one of his bottles with Great Fairy's Tears. Each time Link uses the tears he can return to any of the four springs and have them refilled. If Link goes through the Cave of Ordeals a second time, he can get more Great Fairy's Tears, allowing Link to carry two bottles' worth at once.
- Main article: Hanch
Hanch is the father of Beth and the husband of Sera. He lives in Ordon Village and can be seen early in the game trying to catch some bee larvae for the family's commodity shop, Sera's Sundries. Sera's cat had gone missing and Hanch hopes the bee larva can cheer her up. Between 30 and 40 years of age, Hanch can be described as being meek and timid, and attacks Wolf Link with a hawk from fear.
- Main article: Hena
Hena is the owner of Hena's Fishing Hole, which is a small fishing center near Upper Zora's River. Link can talk to Hena and rent a fishing rod & boat. For 100 rupees Hena will come along with Link on his fishing quest. Before Link goes fishing, he can look at the various items within the building. Hena will comment on all the various items as Link looks at them. Link can roll into the wall and break some of the jars, but Hena will kick Link out of the building. Link then has to apologize in order to return.
When fishing with Hena, she won't allow Link to use the sinking lure as she believes it is cheating and can be harmful to the environment. Hena has two siblings of which she is the youngest. She has an older brother Coro and an older sister Iza. During the end credits she can be seen together with Coro and Iza at the fishing hole.
- Main article: Hero's Spirit
The Hero's Spirit, or Hero's Shade, is a mighty warrior ghost that teaches the Hidden Skills to Link. He resembles the old hero, presumably the Hero of Time. The hero appears to have some distant relationship with Link, often referring to him as his child. Link encounters the Hero's Spirit in a mysterious foggy area where he is taught the hidden skills.
Wolf Link first finds a howling stone and howls the tune back at the stone. From there a wolf icon appears on the map and Link meets the Golden Wolf at this location. Walking near it will summon the Hero's Spirit.
- Main article: Ilia
Ilia is roughly 16 and is one of Link's close friends. She is also the daughter of the mayor of Ordon Village, Mayor Bo. Ilia seems to have a bond with Link's horse Epona, often looking towards Epona's needs even more than Link does. She also acts as a role model for Colin early in the game. There seems to be some sort of romantic connection between Ilia and Link.
After the attack from King Bulblin, Ilia is captured and is not seen until much later in the game. She appears in Castle Town within Telma's Bar, but she has no recollection of who Link is. She has lost her memory and does not remember what happened. Ilia has been taking care of an injured Zora, Prince Ralis. It is later revealed that Ilia was held captive by bulblins within the Hidden Village. After regaining her memory within Kakariko Village, Ilia helps Link gain access to the City in the Sky. She also gives Link the Horse Call, an item she was making at the beginning of the game that allows Link to summon Epona at almost any part of Hyrule.
- Main article: Impaz
Impaz is an old woman and the only resident of the Hidden Village. She is not allowed to leave the village until the messenger of the heavens arrives, of which Impaz will give this person the Ancient Sky Book. Her name comes from the founder of the village, Impa from Ocarina of Time. Impaz also appears to be a member of the Sheikah tribe.
Bulblins took over the Hidden Village and Impaz became a prisoner within her own house. When Ilia was captured from Ordon Village, she was taken to the Hidden Village where she became friends with Impaz. Impaz helps Ilia escape the village, but she herself stays behind. Ilia had told Impaz about Link and, after Link defeats all the bulblins in the village, Impaz recognizes him as the one Ilia spoke of.
Link later mentions the Dominion Rod of which Impaz realizes that Link is the messenger of the heavens. Impaz then gives Link the Ancient Sky Book, which leads Link on a journey to the City in the Sky.
- Main article: Iza
Iza runs the Rapid Ride mini-game that begins at Upper Zora's River and ends at Lake Hylia. When Link first encounters Iza, he won't be able to play the game. Once Link defeats the Shadow Beasts nearby, Iza opens up her game and allows Link to play.
She first mentions that there are boulders blocking the way of the ride so Link cannot play. She asks Link if he'd be kind enough to take care of the boulders and of course Link is. She gives Link a bomb bag, which combined with arrows will be able to break the boulders. At the bottom of the river, Link sees a Zora who works as her part-time assistant. As a reward for his work, Link is allowed to keep the bomb bag that Iza gave him. Link can then play the Rapid Ride mini-game with a chance to win a bigger bomb bag.
- Main article: Jaggle
Jaggle is the husband of Pergie and the father of Malo and Talo. He works on a small farm in Ordon Village and also has a passion for doing wood work. While he is said to be quite lazy, he does craft the Ordon Shield, which Link later acquires as his first shield. Jaggle teaches Link how to climb up ivy and how to summon a hawk using a piece of hawk grass as a whistle.
- Main article: Jovani
Jovani is a man in Castle Town who has lost his soul. He lives in the house that has a bunch of cats running around the front lawn. Wolf Link first encounters him as part of the storyline when passing through the rafters of Telma's Bar. Jovani helps Link by showing him a passage into the Hyrule Castle sewer.
Jovani sold his soul to Poe's in exchange for a massive amount of money. However, he's had a change of heart and wishes to give the money back in return for his soul. Jovani tells Wolf Link to collect Poe Souls and bring them back to him. If Wolf Link brings 20 of them back, Jovani gives Wolf Link a new bottle filled with Great Fairy's Tears. Jovani hasn't gained full mobility and won't until Link brings all 60 Poe Souls to Jovani. Link can then return and get unlimited rupees from Jovani's cat, Gengle, while Jovani drowns his sorrows at being dumped by his girlfriend.
- Main article: King Bulblin
King Bulblin is one of the common villains within the game. He is first encountered in the Ordon Spring, where he comes riding in with Lord Bullbo, his boar-like creature. He captures Ilia and Colin and blows in his horn instrument, which causes a Twilight Portal to appear over the Ordon Spring.
King Bulblin is later seen within Kakariko Village, once again riding Lord Bullbo. He runs straight towards Beth, but ends up capturing Colin instead. King Bulblin ends up becoming a repeat mini-boss, where Link battles him on the Bridge of Eldin, the Great Bridge of Hylia, the Bulblin Base, and within the Hyrule Castle courtyard. After his final defeat, King Bulblin shows his humanity, by speaking to Link, saying that he serves the strongest side. In the end credits, King Bulblin is shown riding throughout Hyrule Field. His horns have grown back indicating that he is at peace with Hyrule.
- Main article: Lanayru (Light Spirit)
Lanayru is the Light Spirit that Link encounters at the spring near Lake Hylia. Lanayru takes the form of a snake after the Vessel of Light is filled. Lanayru is perhaps the most important of the spirits as it has its own shrine within Lake Hylia. Many local Hylians have been known to visit Lanayru to pay respect to the spirit. Lanayru explains that the power of the Fused Shadows was created by dark magic wielders. He explains that the Light Spirits sealed this magic into the Fused Shadows and then banished the dark magic wielders into the Twilight Realm. When Zant appears and attacks Midna and Link near the spring, Lanayru appears and tries to attack Zant. Lanayru doesn't succeed but successfully warps Link and Midna outside the spring to Hyrule Field.
Lanayru is seen alongside the other three spirits at the end of the game when Princess Zelda summons the spirits to make the light arrows. After Link meets the Great Fairy on the 40th floor of the Cave of Ordeals, fairies are released at the Lanayru spring in Lake Hylia.
- Main article: Luda
Luda is the daughter of Renado and lives within Kakariko Village. She befriends the children of Ordon and especially Beth upon their arrival. Luda is roughly 10 to 12 years of age, making her the same age as Beth. She is compliant, polite, reliable, and very mature for her age. Luda and Beth take care of Colin while he is injured creating a close bond between the two girls. During the end credits Luda and Beth can be seen hugging as the children leave to get back to Ordon Village.
- Main article: Malo
Malo is one of the children of Ordon Village somewhere between 4 and 6 years of age. He is the younger brother of Talo and the son of Jaggle and Pergie. He might be rather small, but he is quite intelligent and perhaps even more mature than his older brother Talo. When he does talk, his words are always quiet and sarcastic.
After the kids are taken to Kakariko Village, Malo opens up his own shop in Kakariko Village known as Malo Mart. He sells notable items such as the Hylian Shield and later in the game, the Hawkeye. After the Goron Mines have been completed, there is a side-quest that leads to Link donating some rupees to pay for the western bridge to be repaired. Once it is paid off, donations are taken to buy a shop in Castle Town. After enough rupees are donated, Malo Mart will open up in Castle Town and sell the Magic Armor for a very cheap, 598 rupees, in comparison to the 100,000 rupees it costs before. Malo however, remains in Kakariko Village even after Malo Mart has opened in Castle Town.
- Main article: Mayor Bo
Mayor Bo is the mayor of Ordon Village and the father of Ilia. Early in the game Mayor Bo chooses Link to go and deliver the special gifts to Hyrule Castle. Mayor Bo can be a bit clumsy with his decisions and this leads to arguments with Ilia at times.
Mayor Bo is also much respected amongst the Goron Tribe. When Link is having trouble scaling Death Mountain, he speaks with Mayor Bo and the mayor teaches Link the art of sumo wrestling. Once Link defeats Mayor Bo, he is given the Iron Boots, which will give Link the necessary power to hold off the strong Gorons and become a respected member of their tribe.
- Main article: Ooccoo
Ooccoo is a member of the Oocca tribe who Link encounters in several of the dungeons. Ooccoo is found in every temple through the Temple of Time as she is looking for the Dominion Rod. Once Link is about to shoot into the City in the Sky, Ooccoo jumps into the Sky Cannon and is launched to her native city.
Link can use Ooccoo as a warping device within dungeon to easily return to a specific spot within a dungeon. Link uses Ooccoo in a dungeon and is then taken outside. From there Link can use Ooccoo once again to return to the exact location within the dungeon.
- Main article: Ooccoo Jr.
Ooccoo Jr. is a member of the Oocca and the son of Ooccoo. When Link uses Ooccoo to warp out of the temple, Ooccoo Jr. will stay with you. Link can use Ooccoo Jr. to return to Ooccoo. It appears that the children of the Oocca are nothing more than heads floating around.
- Main article: Ordona
Ordona is the first Light Spirit that Link encounters and is located at the Ordon Spring. Link reveals Ordona's true form after defeating Shadow Beasts near the spring. Ordona resembles an Ordon goat and tells Link of the other three Spirits. Ordona also mentions a bit about Zant, and his desires to take over the world. Ordona doesn't seem to be as important as the other three spirits. Lanayru, one of the other spirits, refers to the spirits as three and not four, inferring that Ordona is not responsible for the protection of Hyrule. This could be because Ordona Province is actually just an outskirt area and not actually a part of Hyrule.
Ordona is seen alongside the other three spirits at the end of the game when Princess Zelda summons the spirits to make the light arrows. After Link meets the Great Fairy on the 10th floor of the Cave of Ordeals, fairies are released within the Ordon Spring.
- Main article: Postman
The Postman will deliver mail to Link all throughout Hyrule. There are several locations that if Link comes across, the Postman will find him and deliver a piece of mail. He is quite a comical character and can even be heard humming the victory tune when he gives Link a letter. The Postman takes his job very seriously and is always prompt with his letter deliveries. He even is able to spot Link even when he is in Wolf Link form.
When not delivering mail, the Postman can be found in a few random places. He is seen in Telma's Bar looking at a menu, at the Ordon Ranch near the goats, in the Elde Inn drying off a letter by the fireplace, in Zora's Domain pondering a letter to Mr. Zora, on a bridge in Plumm's Fruit Pop Flight Challenge, and even on the 49th floor of the Cave of Ordeals during Link's second time through it.
- Main article: Purlo
Purlo lives in Castle Town and runs the STAR Game. Purlo is in the business to try and make money. He is happy whenever Link loses when playing the STAR Game and upset when Link wins. When Castle Town is covered in Twilight, Wolf Link can sense Purlo outside of his tent and can hear that Purlo believes he can "make a killing off this town". If Link completes the STAR Game the first time, he is rewarded with a quiver upgrade which allows Link to carry 60 arrows rather than the base 30. After Link gets the second Clawshot, he can play a more difficult STAR Game for a further quiver upgrade, allowing him to carry 100 arrows.
- Main article: Prince Ralis
Prince Ralis is an Zora prince found injured by Ilia after he traveled to Castle Town with intent to deliver a message for Princess Zelda about the frozen Zora's Domain. He is subsequently escorted to Kakariko Village by Link, Telma and Ilia for treatment by Renado.
Once recovered, Prince Ralis is not confident that he will be able to rule over the Zora as their king. Link finds him at his parents' grave, and helps the prince out, giving him the confidence needed to return to Zora's Domain. Prince Ralis is an excellent Reekfish angler and he gives Link the Coral Earring, which will allow Link to catch Reekfish. After giving the lure, Ralis will return to Zora's Domain to begin his rule.
- Main article: Queen Rutela
Queen Rutela was the queen of the Zora race, but was executed by Shadow Beasts in Zant's invasion of Hyrule with the intent to intimidate the Zora into surrender. She first appears in Zora's Domain and pleads to Link to save her son's life.
After he brings Prince Ralis to Kakariko Village for treatment, he is led by Rutela's ghost to the back of the Graveyard. There, she thanks him and directs him to the grave containing the Zora Armor. With this, Link is able to reach the depths of the Lakebed Temple. She can be seen during the ending credits, watching over Prince Ralis.
- Main article: Renado
Renado is the shaman of Kakariko Village and the father of Luda. When the children of Ordon are kidnapped, they make it to Kakariko Village where Renado cares for them. Renado also shelters and takes care of Ilia and Prince Ralis when they come to the village.
Renado has an awkward relationship with Telma from Castle Town. Telma has a thing for Renado but Renado specifically tells Link he does not want to see her. Renado also appears to be good friends with Mayor Bo of Ordon.
- Main article: Rusl
Rusl is around 30 years of age and acts as a mentor towards Link early on in the game. Rusl is the husband of Uli and the father of Colin. Rusl and Uli are having a second child, an unnamed daughter. At the start of the game, Rusl entrusts Link with a duty of delivering a special gift to Hyrule Castle. Rusl can be seen early in the game slashing his sword around, honing his skills, indicating he is a knowledge swordsman. Rusl delivers Link his first sword in the game, the wooden sword.
Rusl is injured early on in the game when monsters come to the village and take away the children. Link later finds out that Rusl is one of the members of The Resistance in Telma's Bar. He is covered in armor though and only shows himself to Link if he is spoken to multiple times. As part of the group, he helps Link stay on his path to find the Mirror Shards. Rusl makes an appearance outside of the Forest Temple and gives Link a golden cucco which allows him to reach the Sacred Grove as a human and eventually the Temple of Time.
Sacred Grove Guardians
- Main article: Sacred Grove Guardians
- Main article: Sera
Sera is the mother of Beth and wife of Hanch. She runs Sera's Sundries, a commodity shop in Ordon Village where Link can purchase basic items. Sera has a cat called Link which she loves very much. Some villagers even think that Sera loves her cat more than her husband, Hanch.
Sera is dejected early in the game as her cat has run away after she yelled at him for eating a fish, which was the family's dinner. Link later catches a fish and the cat grabs it and takes it back to Sera. When Link speaks with Sera next, she is happy that her cat has come back and gives Link his first bottle, which is half filled with milk. Link then can purchase the much needed Slingshot from Sera's Sundries.
- Main article: Shad
Shad is one of the members of The Resistance, a group that meets within Telma's Bar. He shows a great interest in the Oocca sky creatures, who he believes were around even before the Hylians. Shad is believed to be the only member of the Resistance who is not trained for battle. He states that while he is formidable at book reading, he lacks physical skills and strength.
Shad's father before him also studied the Oocca and Shad is following in his footsteps. Since Shad is one of the few that can read Sky Writing, he is able to assist Link in reaching the City in the Sky. He aids Link in restoring the Dominion Rod. Link can then use the Dominion Rod to collect letters missing from the Ancient Sky Book, which allows Link to reach the Sky Cannon found deep under Kakariko Village.
- Main article: Skull Kid
The skull kid leads Link through the forest to reach the sacred grove. When Link first encounters the skull kid he is in his wolf form and the two play a game of hide and seek. Wolf Link travels from area to area in the lost woods searching for the skull kid. After finding him numerous times, the skull kid will lead Link to the remains of the Temple of Time.
In order to track the skull kid, just use your eyes and ears. The skull kid is always carrying a lantern, so just follow the light and you'll see which area he has traveled too next. Also, the skull kid will use his horn instrument to play Saria's song, a theme from a previous Zelda title. While Link is chasing after the skull kid, he will periodically blow his horn and four puppets appear and attack Link.
Link comes through to the sacred grove a second time, but this time as human Link. The process is the exact same except the skull kid hides in different areas. After Link has found the skull kid several times, there is a mini battle between you and him. However, even though you shoot the skull kid with arrows, he believes he is having fun. The skull kid laughs it off and tells you that was fun as he vanishes.
- Main article: Talo
Talo is one of the children of Ordon Village somewhere between 8 and 11 years of age. He is the older brother of Malo and the son of Jaggle and Pergie. He is very immature and constantly teasing Colin. He has a great interest in weaponry and early in the game he is overly excited about the slingshot and the wooden sword. These weapons send off a chain of events that lead Talo to chasing a monkey into Faron Woods. He is later found captured in a cage just outside the Forest Temple. After being saved he returns to Ordon Village.
Talo is taken from Ordon Village but later found with Renado in Kakariko Village. Talo later gains much more respect for Colin after he saved Beth from King Bulblin. He remains in Kakariko until the end of game, acting as a protector of the village, standing at the highest post of Kakariko Village, eyeing any enemies that come into town. Throughout the game, if Wolf Link is spotted in Kakariko Village by Talo, he warns the town to take cover.
- Main article: Telma
Telma is the owner of a bar within Castle Town, conveniently named, Telma's Bar. She helps Ilia and Prince Ralis when they stumble upon the Castle Town. Telma mentions that Renado of Kakariko Village may be able to help them recover. Link, Telma, Ilia, and Prince Ralis set out on a long journey through Hyrule Field to get to Kakariko Village. Telma seems to have a thing for Renado, but he has no interest in Telma. Telma does not think to highly of the soldiers of Hyrule, often criticizing them as being cowards in the face of danger.
Telma also is a part of The Resistance, a group that meets within her bar, to try and save Hyrule. The group consists of Auru, Rusl, Ashei, and Shad. Link uses the help of Telma and the group to guide him on his quest to find the Mirror of Twilight and recover all the Mirror Shards.
- Main article: Uli
Uli is the wife of Rusl and the mother of Colin. She appears to be in her 20's and is pregnant with the family's second child. Early in the game, Link find's Uli's missing cradle, which leads Uli to give Link the fishing rod that was created by Colin. Uli is a very kind and loveable lady who spends all of her time in her house or wandering within Ordon Village. Uli is seen with her newborn baby girl during the credits of the game.
- Main article: Yeta
Yeta is the wife of Yeto and is first seen within the Snowpeak Ruins. She knows of the Mirror Shard but has forgotten where she placed it. She gives Link incorrect locations within the mansion at first, but finally gives him the correct location, her bedroom.
Once Link reaches the bedroom Yeta transforms into the Twilit Ice Mass: Blizzeta. After the boss battle, Yeta seems to have broken away from the curse of the Mirror Shard and Yeto runs to the room. Together they hug each other and all seems to be well.
Yeto and Yeta can be seen later on Snowpeak and Link can challenge Yeto to an ice boarding race to the mansion. Once he beats Yeto he can challenge his wife Yeta. Yeats is much faster than Yeto and Link will need to take the short-cut in order to beat her.
- Main article: Yeto
Yeto is part of the yeti race and lives in the Snowpeak Ruins. He is the husband of Yeta, who is sick at the mansion when Link first meets her. Yeto is seen as a beast by the members of the Zora tribe when he comes to the river. In order to make a soup to heel Yeta, Yeto comes to Zora's River to catch a reekfish. After gaining the scent fo a reekfish, Link follows the trail all the way through the Peak Province and meets with Yeto. From here, Link learns from Yeto and uses a piece of ice to snowboard over to the Snowpeak Ruins.
Yeto is found in a room within the Snowpeak Ruins, boiling up a potion for his wife. Link can taste samples of the soup and is progressively gets better as the dungeon goes on and new ingredients are added. After the battle with the boss of the Snowpeak Ruins, who happens to be a transformed version of Yeta, Yeto and Yeta can be seen hugging as Yeta seemingly has recovered.
Yeto and Yeta can be seen later on Snowpeak and Link can challenge Yeto to an ice boarding race to the mansion. Once he beats Yeto he can challenge his wife Yeta.
- Main article: Cucco Leader
- Main article: Epona
Epona is Link's trusty horse companion throughout the game. Early on Epona is used at the Ordon Ranch to help herd the goats. Ilia has a very close bond with Epona and is upset with Link after Epona experiences a minor injury. After the attack from King Bulblin and the kidnapping of Colin and Ilia, Epona goes missing. Epona is later found in Kakariko Village, where with the help of Link, the two defeat King Bulblin and save Colin.
Link controls Epona with the use of spurs. Link has six spurs to use, with Epona's speed ranging on how many spurs are used consecutively. Link also has the ability to use several items while riding on Epona, including his sword and the bow and arrow. Link can call over Epona from almost anywhere in Hyrule where there is a piece of Horse Grass on the ground. Alternatively, just before the City in the Sky, Link receives the Horse Call, which is an item made by Ilia that allows Link to call Epona from almost anywhere.
- Main article: Female Monkey
- Main article: Ganondorf's Steed
- Main article: Gengle
Gengle is Jovani's cat and his best friend. When Jovani's greed leads him to sell his soul, Gengle turns into a golden rock that is stock on Jovani's head. The other cats outside of Jovani's house are worried as to where Gengle has gone. After Link restores Jovani's soul, Link can talk to Gengle at any time and gain unlimited rupees.
- Main article: Golden Cucco
- Main article: Golden Wolf
The Golden Wolf, or White Wolf, seems to be the animal incarnation of the Hero's Spirit. Once Wolf Link finds a howling stone, he howls the correct tune and this takes him to a mysterious location outside a Castle. On another cliff, Wolf Link will see the Golden Wolf and the two will howl the new tune together. Once this is complete, a symbol appears on Link's map and the golden wolf tells Link to take sword in hand and find him. When Link encounters the Golden Wolf, he is taken to a foggy area and meats the Hero's Spirit.
Link (Sera's Cat)
- Main article: Link (Sera's Cat)
- Main article: Lord Bullbo
Lord Bullbo is a boar-like creature that is ridden by King Bulblin. Lord Bullbo is first seen when King Bulblin rides into Ordon and kidnaps Colin and Ilia. The boar runs extremely fast and during battle Epona must ride at full speed just to keep up with the boar.
Lord Bullbo fights alongside King Bulblin in a jousting match with Link on the Brdige of Eldin and later on the Great Bridge of Hylia. He is not seen again until near the end of the game in the Hyrule Castle Courtyard. The end credits show Lord Bullbo and King Bulblin riding through the Hyrule Field.
- Main article: Louise
Louise is an intelligent and fluffy white cat that belongs to Telma. Her intelligence leads her to be looked down upon by the other cats of the Castle Town. She is unable to speak with Link in his human form, but helps out Link while he is in his wolf form. Louise helps Wolf Link and Midna enter the Hyrule Castle sewers for a second time by showing them a secret path through the rafters of Telma's Bar. Later in the game Louise helps Wolf Link retrace Ilia's steps by telling him that a gang of stalhounds stole Ilia's wooden statue, and that they are at the southern gate of Castle Town.
- Main article: Ook
Ook is a baboon that makes common appearances within the Forest Temple. He wields the gale boomerang and uses it to cut down a bridge, making it hard for Link to reach the north side of the temple. After Link helps rescues four monkeys he is allowed to pass the broken bridge and meet up with Ook.
Ook serves as a mini-boss of the Forest Temple and after Link defeats him, Link is rewarded with the Gale Boomerang. Once defeated, a parasite will jump off the monkey's back and Ook will flee the room. With the parasite gone, Ook reveals his good nature and helps Link during the temple's final boss battle. He carries bomblings as he swings across the room. Link can target these bomblings and use them to defeat Diababa, the boss of the forest temple.
- Main article: Plumm
Plumm is a myna bird who appears near Fyer in Lake Hylia. Plumm is near Horse Grass that is in between two small bridges. Plumm appears to be owned by Iza, since both of Iza's siblings own a myna bird as well. If Link is in human form and tries to speak with the bird, Plumm will say that he does not deal with humans. If Wolf Link speaks with Plumm, he will ask if Wolf Link would like to play a mini-game.
His game is called the Fruit Pop Flight Challenge. Wolf Link grabs onto a kargarok, and has to use the creature to fly into the large fruit balloons. Wolf Link gets bonuses for running into the same fruit several times in a row. The reward for getting 10,000 points is a Piece of Heart.
- Main article: Purdy
- Main article: Trill
Trill sells red potion for 30 rupees and lantern oil for 20 rupees. However, Link just scoops up either and donates money to Trill. Link can pay the exact amount, more, less, or nothing at all. Trill will react depending on how much Link pays, either complimenting him for his generosity, calling him a cheapskate, or pecking at Link if he tries to steal. Trill won't let Link come back in without getting pecked at if he does steal.
- Main article: Ashei's Father
- Main article: Charlo
Charlo is a man who stands near the goat pens in Castle Town. He accepts donations in increments of 30 and 50 rupees, although no real reward seems in sight when Link initially donates the rupees. However, once Link reaches a total of 1000 rupees in donations, he will be rewarded with a piece of heart.
- Main article: Chudley
Chudley is the founder of Chudley's Fine Goods and Fancy Trinkets Emporium, located within Castle Town. The fancy store has ridiculously overpriced merchandise that is so expensive that Link cannot even afford the cheapest item. Link is not even allowed to enter Chudley's shop unless he gets his shoes shined by Soal, who shines shoes just outside of Chudley's shop.
Once Link has donated enough rupees to build a bridge to Castle Town and to move Malo Mart into town, Chudley's shop will close. Chudley becomes a worker at Malo Mart and changes his name to Malver.
- Main article: Cursed Swordsman
Fairy of Winds
- Main article: Fairy of Winds
The Fairy of Winds resides in, and is responsible for, the wind-generating powers of the Gale Boomerang. They thank Link for freeing them from evil when he obtains it.
- Main article: Fanadi
Madame Fanadi is a fortune-teller who works in Castle Town. For just 10 rupees Link can learn his fortune. Some of the things she says have hidden meanings while others are completely dubious. However, Madame Fanadi often says accurate information that helps Link progress further in the game. One of her fortune readings even leads to Link gaining an extra heart piece.
Gor Liggs' Son
- Main article: Gor Liggs' Son
Gor Liggs' Grandson
- Main article: Gor Liggs' Grandson
- Main article: Hannah
Hannah is one of the three girls who stand outside the tent of the STAR Game. If Link wins the game, all three of the young ladies will run up to Link and recovery hearts will fall out of them. The three will then dash away to other parts of Castle Town.
Hot Spring Shop Owner
- Main article: Hot Spring Shop Owner
This Goron runs the Hot Spring Shop on Death Mountain. During Link's first journey through Death Mountain, the Gorons will be hostile towards Link, considering him a threat. However, the Hot Spring Shop Owner is the exception to this. He greets Link and welcomes him to his shop.
- Main article: Hylian Soldiers
Hylian Soldiers can be seen patrolling Hyrule Castle and the Castle Town. Many can be seen as spirits in the Twilight-filled sewers of Hyrule Castle. The soldiers are rather useless and many of the people of Castle Town criticize them for their cowardliness. If Wolf Link attempts to attack the soldiers, they will drop their gear and run away. The cowardliness of these soldiers has led to a resistance group forming within Telma's Bar, which includes Telma, Auru, Rusl, Ashei, and Shad.
Kakariko Night Shop Owner
- Main article: Kakariko Night Shop Owner
- Main article: King Zora (Twilight Princess)
- Main article: Kili
Kili is one of the three girls who stand outside the tent of the STAR Game. If Link wins the game, all three of the young ladies will run up to Link and recovery hearts will fall out of them. The three will then dash away to other parts of Castle Town.
- Main article: Iza's Assistant
This Zora is employed, part-time, by Iza. She helps guide Link down Zora's River in his quest to destroy the boulders blocking the river, and later awards Link with a Giant Bomb Bag if he scores at least 25 points in Iza's Rapid Ride.
- Main article: Malver
Malver runs the Castle Town branch of Malo Mart once open. Malver is a very energetic salesman and believes that customer service comes first before anything else. This is quite a change for Malver, as before Malo Mart opened up, Malver was known as Chudley and his characteristics were the complete opposite. Chudley owned and ran the very luxurious shop, Chudley's Fine Goods and Fancy Trinkets Emporium, located in the same unit as Malo Mart.
- Main article: Misha
Misha is one of the three girls who stand outside the tent of the STAR Game. If Link wins the game, all three of the young ladies will run up to Link and recovery hearts will fall out of them. The three will then dash away to other parts of Castle Town.
- Main article: Pergie
Pergie is the wife of Jaggle and the mother of Malo and Talo. She lives in Ordon Village and is almost always doing house work. Since her husband Jaggle is quite lazy, she deals with the burden of dealing with her two mischievous sons. Pergie is indoor for almost the entire game washing dishes.
Rusl and Uli's Daughter
- Main article: Rusl and Uli's Daughter
While Uli is heavily pregnant throughout the game, her newborn daughter only makes one appearance in the game where she can be seen during the end game credits, sleeping in the cradle, wrapped in a pink blanket.
- Main article: Shad's Father
Shad's father was a butler for the Royal Family of Hyrule who became obsessed with the Oocca and the City in the Sky. While he never found it himself in his lifetime, his research proved essential for Link to reach it.
- Main article: Soal
Soal is a young boy who makes his living in Castle Town as a shoe shiner. Soal works just outside of Chudley's Fine Goods and Fancy Trinkets Emporium. In order to enter Chudley's shop, Link must get his shoes shined by Soal.
- Main article: Underwater Goron
The Underwater Goron becomes trapped in a large Molten Shard when it falls from the sky. When Link and Midna later use the hot rock to unfreeze Zora's Domain, he is inadvertently taken along. If Link later blows up the rock with a Water Bomb, the Goron is revealed. Confused about where he is, he gives Link a Bomb Bag for freeing him.