History Characters / TheLegendOfZelda

11th Sep '16 10:38:14 AM Arawn999
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: done multiple times over the series in terms of the finishing blows:
** ''Ocarina of Time'', Link, after Ganondorf was pinned down by Zelda, slices Ganondorf's face and then delivers the final blow by impaling his mouth,
** In ''Wind Waker'', Ganon attempts to do a last-ditch attack on Link. Link parries it, gains enough air, and then does a downward thrust through Ganondorf's head.
** Played completely straight in ''Twilight Princess'' with the Sage's Sword skewering him through the chest in a flashback, and Link's finishing blow against him going right through the wound left by it.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: done Done multiple times over the series in terms of the finishing blows:
** In ''Ocarina of Time'', Link, after Ganondorf Ganon was pinned down by Zelda, slices Ganondorf's Ganon's face and then delivers the final blow by impaling his mouth,
mouth.
** In ''Wind Waker'', Ganon Ganondorf attempts to do a last-ditch attack on Link. Link parries it, gains enough air, and then does a downward thrust through Ganondorf's head.
** Played completely straight in In ''Twilight Princess'' Princess'', Ganondorf is skewered through the chest with the Sage's Sword skewering him through the chest in a flashback, and Link's finishing blow against him going right through the wound left by it.
11th Sep '16 9:27:07 AM BenOfHouston
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: A variation occurs in both ''Ocarina of Time'' and ''Wind Waker'' in terms of the finishing blows: in the former, Link, after Ganondorf was pinned down by Zelda, slices Ganondorf's face and then delivers the final blow by impaling his mouth, and in the latter, Ganon attempts to do a last-ditch attack on Link, Link parries it, gains enough air, and then does a downward thrust through Ganondorf's head. Played completely straight in ''Twilight Princess'' with the Sage's Sword skewering him through the chest, and Link's finishing blow against him going right through the wound left by it.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: A variation occurs in both ''Ocarina of Time'' and ''Wind Waker'' done multiple times over the series in terms of the finishing blows: in the former, blows:
** ''Ocarina of Time'',
Link, after Ganondorf was pinned down by Zelda, slices Ganondorf's face and then delivers the final blow by impaling his mouth, and in the latter, mouth,
** In ''Wind Waker'',
Ganon attempts to do a last-ditch attack on Link, Link. Link parries it, gains enough air, and then does a downward thrust through Ganondorf's head. head.
**
Played completely straight in ''Twilight Princess'' with the Sage's Sword skewering him through the chest, chest in a flashback, and Link's finishing blow against him going right through the wound left by it.
10th Sep '16 6:45:02 PM BenOfHouston
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* {{Adorkable}}: Starting with ''Wind Waker'', he's been given this quirk as a minor personality trait, especially his "Toon" versions. The ''Wind Waker'' Link was specifically characterized as someone who was trying very hard to live up to the standard of being a hero, but constantly failed in hilarious ways.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Starting with ''Wind Waker'', he's been given this quirk as a minor personality trait, especially his "Toon" versions. The ''Wind Waker'' Link was specifically characterized as someone who was trying very hard to live up to the standard of being a hero, but constantly failed in hilarious ways. The creators specifically mentioned making him this to avoid having him be "too cool" and unrelatable action hero.
16th Aug '16 4:41:22 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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** [[spoiler:He is also briefly resurrected in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' before being taken over by his Yuga.]]

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** [[spoiler:He is also briefly resurrected in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' before being taken over by his Yuga.]]



* OneHandedZweihander: Although he's usually shown wielding a trident, some games do have him wielding massive swords, most notably ''Ocarina of Time'' (as Ganon) and ''Hyrule Warriors'' (where it's his default weapon-set).

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* OneHandedZweihander: Although he's usually shown wielding a trident, some games do have him wielding massive swords, most notably ''Ocarina of Time'' (as Ganon) and ''Hyrule Warriors'' (where it's his default weapon-set).
16th Aug '16 2:50:57 PM WaxingName
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Ganon's chief trait is an unquenchable desire for power. No amount of power, not even the Triforce, is ever enough for him.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Ganon's chief trait is an unquenchable desire for power.power, which caused him to only receive the Triforce of Power when he invaded the Sacred Realm. No amount of power, not even the Triforce, is ever enough for him.



** [[spoiler:He is also briefly resurrected in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' before being taken over by his AlternateSelf, Yuga.]]

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** [[spoiler:He is also briefly resurrected in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' before being taken over by his AlternateSelf, Yuga.]]
16th Aug '16 2:13:01 PM WaxingName
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* FillerVillain: Fills in for Ganon in the ''Four Swords'' games where he isn't present.


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* WasOnceAMan: ''Minish Cap'' reveals that he was once a Minish who transformed himself into a Hylian-like form. Once the Link of that game destroyed his body, he became the EldritchAbomination that he is for all other ''Four Swords'' games.
12th Aug '16 10:23:50 AM Galle
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* ActionGirl: Damaging the armor of the Iron Knuckles in ''Ocarina of Time'' reveals that they are actually Gerudo warriors.
11th Aug '16 8:15:35 PM Sidapa
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* ChromaticArrangement: Red, Blue, and Green for Ganondorf, Zelda, and Link respectively. This is also the order of their Triforce arrangement, reading from top, left, to right.

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* ChromaticArrangement: Red, Blue, and Green for Ganondorf, Zelda, and Link respectively. This is also the order of their Triforce arrangement, reading from the top, then left, then to the right.



* LegacyCharacter: There have been about eleven Links and Zeldas in the series (so far), per WordOfGod and [[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]. In contrast there have only been two Ganondorfs.

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* LegacyCharacter: There have been about eleven Links and Zeldas in the series (so far), per WordOfGod and [[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]. In contrast contrast, there have only been two Ganondorfs.



** According to official canon, all of the Ganons and Ganondorfs seen throughout the series are the original one from ''Ocarina of Time'' resurrected or unsealed. The exception is the ''Four Swords Adventure'' incarnation, who is actually a reincarnation rather than a resurrection. The previous Ganondorf of that timeline was the one of ''Twilight Princess'', where he was killed. This implies he can reincarnate as much as the other two, he just doesn't need to as often because of his near immortality.

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** According to official canon, all of the Ganons and Ganondorfs that were seen throughout the series are the original one from ''Ocarina of Time'' resurrected or unsealed. The exception is the ''Four Swords Adventure'' incarnation, who is actually a reincarnation rather than a resurrection. The previous Ganondorf of that timeline was the one of ''Twilight Princess'', where he was killed. This implies he can reincarnate as much as the other two, he just doesn't need to as often because of his near immortality.



* PowerTrio: In spinoffs they sometimes work together, but never in the main canon.
* XanatosGambit: From their forebearers. If the Triforce splits; Ganondorf and Zelda, via Demise and Hylia, are guaranteed to get their pieces, with a Link/Hero Spirit showing up to tip the balance in Hylia/Zelda's favor. Link can apparently touch the full Triforce without breaking it however.

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* PowerTrio: In spinoffs spinoffs, they sometimes work together, but never in the main canon.
* XanatosGambit: From their forebearers. If the Triforce splits; Ganondorf and Zelda, via Demise and Hylia, are guaranteed to get their pieces, with a Link/Hero Spirit showing up to tip the balance in Hylia/Zelda's favor. Link can apparently touch the full Triforce without breaking it it, however.



** It should be noted that while the transition from pig Ganon to humanoid Ganondorf was done moreso to explore Ganon's past as a [[WasOnceAMan demon who was once a Gerudo]], the pig form tends to stick around for FinalBoss battles, and has undergone some ArtEvolution itself. It's gone from looking like a cartoony caricature of a PigMan in the 2D games to being much more realistic and bestial in ''Ocarina'' and beyond.

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** It should be noted that while the transition from pig Ganon to humanoid Ganondorf was done moreso more so to explore Ganon's past as a [[WasOnceAMan demon who was once a Gerudo]], the pig form tends to stick around for FinalBoss battles, and has undergone some ArtEvolution itself. It's gone from looking like a cartoony caricature of a PigMan in the 2D games to being much more realistic and bestial in ''Ocarina'' and beyond.



* ColorCodedCharacters: Din is usually represented by red, sometimes orange; Nayru is usually represented by blue, sometimes violet or purple; and Farore is usually represented by green.

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* ColorCodedCharacters: Din is usually represented by red, sometimes orange; Nayru is usually represented by blue, sometimes violet or purple; and Farore is usually represented by green.



* LegacyCharacter: Each Link copy is a different character and has a different explanation for their existence. In ''Zelda II'', Link's Shadow is a last test of worthiness for the Triforce of Courage. In ''Ocarina of Time'', Dark Link is a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere. In ''Four Swords Adventures'', Shadow Link is a creation of the Dark Mirror and a manifestation of the original Ganondorf's hatred for Link.

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* LegacyCharacter: Each Link copy is a different character and has a different explanation for their existence. In ''Zelda II'', Link's Shadow is a the last test of worthiness for the Triforce of Courage. In ''Ocarina of Time'', Dark Link is a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere. In ''Four Swords Adventures'', Shadow Link is a creation of the Dark Mirror and a manifestation of the original Ganondorf's hatred for Link.



Impa is a name given to each Zelda's nursemaid. However, each character with the name are very different from one another.

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Impa is a name given to each Zelda's nursemaid. However, each character with the that name are is very different from one another.



* GiantFlyer: In ''Ocarina of Time'', he's able to pick Link up anf fly him from Lake Hylia to Hyrule Castle.

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* GiantFlyer: In ''Ocarina of Time'', he's able to pick Link up anf and fly him from Lake Hylia to Hyrule Castle.



* {{Expy}}: Of Marin from ''Link's Awakening''. She herself does have ''two'' 1:1 Expies in ''Majora's Mask'', Romani (child Malon) and Cremia (adult Malon). ''[[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]'' implies that, with the Link of ''Link's Awakening'' coming into the adventure fresh from the ''Oracle'' games, Marin was formed from his memories of Malon.

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* {{Expy}}: Of Marin from ''Link's Awakening''. She herself does have ''two'' 1:1 Expies in ''Majora's Mask'', Romani (child Malon) and Cremia (adult Malon). ''[[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]'' implies that, that with the Link of ''Link's Awakening'' coming into the adventure fresh from the ''Oracle'' games, Marin was formed from his memories of Malon.



The owner of Lon Lon Ranch and Malon's father. He's good-natured, but somewhat lazy. He shows up in every game that Malon does.

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The owner of Lon Lon Ranch and Malon's father. He's good-natured, good-natured but somewhat lazy. He shows up in every game that Malon does.



* BumblingDad: Malon is much more level headed than he is, and more well liked.

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* BumblingDad: Malon is much more level headed than he is, and more well better liked.



The goofy-looking man who rides around by tying a balloon to his belt, floating in the air drawing maps. He first meets Link in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' where he's jealous that Link has a FairyCompanion, because he thinks that he's the reincarnation of a fairy. He later appears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]],'' where he charges 398 Rupees apiece to translate the Triforce Charts.

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The goofy-looking man who rides around by tying a balloon to his belt, floating in the air drawing maps. He first meets Link in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' where he's jealous that Link has a FairyCompanion, FairyCompanion because he thinks that he's the reincarnation of a fairy. He later appears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]],'' where he charges 398 Rupees apiece to translate the Triforce Charts.



* IntrepidMerchant: He may be an oddball to say the least, but he's willing to go anywhere and do anything to get Rupees.

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* IntrepidMerchant: He may be an oddball oddball, to say the least, but he's willing to go anywhere and do anything to get Rupees.



* InvulnerableHorses: She's completely impervious to enemy damage, to the point that trampling foes is a highly effective tactic. Her supposed injury at the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' [[GameplayAndStorySegregation does not hinder her in any way]], though in that game, Link can be hurt while riding her.

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* InvulnerableHorses: She's completely impervious to enemy damage, to the point that trampling foes is a highly effective tactic. Her supposed injury at the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' [[GameplayAndStorySegregation does not hinder her in any way]], though though, in that game, Link can be hurt while riding her.



A traveling salesman with some form of mobile shop in each game he shows up in (except for ''Minish Cap'', where he runs a normal market stall).

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A traveling salesman with some form of a mobile shop in each game he shows up in (except for ''Minish Cap'', where he runs a normal market stall).



Common goblin-like mooks whose names all end in the suffix "-blin". Designs have ranged from imp-like to bulldog-like to boar-like (this motif seems to be the most popular). Bokoblins are smaller and hinted to be smarter than the hulking Moblins. Bulblins are a more recent variation which ride giant boars called Bullbos.

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Common goblin-like mooks whose names all end in the suffix "-blin". Designs have ranged from imp-like to bulldog-like to boar-like (this motif seems to be the most popular). Bokoblins are smaller and hinted to be smarter than the hulking Moblins. Bulblins are a more recent variation which can ride giant boars called Bullbos.



* PigMan: Moblins and Bokoblins sometimes have this appearance, which help establish them as minions to their leader Ganon.

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* PigMan: Moblins and Bokoblins sometimes have this appearance, which help helps establish them as minions to their leader Ganon.



* DisappearsIntoLight: Inverted. Shining light on Poes gives them physical form to attack in ''The Wind Waker''.

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* DisappearsIntoLight: Inverted. Shining light on Poes gives them a physical form to attack in ''The Wind Waker''.



A flying plant root that attacks with sharp leaves and cactus-like blobs found under sand.

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A flying plant root that attacks with sharp leaves and cactus-like blobs found under the sand.



* GetBackHereBoss: Both annoyingly have a habit of making themselves impossible to harm, making Link wait for them to make themselves vulernable. Peahats are notable in that they tend to ''flip'' from game to game whether they're vulnerable in their stationary state or their mobile state.

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* GetBackHereBoss: Both annoyingly have a habit of making themselves impossible to harm, making Link wait for them to make themselves vulernable.vulnerable. Peahats are notable in that they tend to ''flip'' from game to game whether they're vulnerable in their stationary state or their mobile state.



* PinataEnemy: Both of them. Peahats in particular are likely to drop health restoration items, so hunting them down can be a matter of life and death at times.

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* PinataEnemy: Both of them. Peahats Peahats, in particular particular, are likely to drop health restoration items, so hunting them down can be a matter of life and death at times.



* AttackTheTail: Other then feeding it bombs, the tail is another recurring weak spot.

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* AttackTheTail: Other then than feeding it bombs, the tail is another recurring weak spot.



* MoneySpider: For whatever reason, they tend to carry plenty of rupees, playing this trope literally. Blue ones in particular are likely to carry cash.

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* MoneySpider: For whatever reason, they tend to carry plenty of rupees, playing this trope literally. Blue ones ones, in particular particular, are likely to carry cash.



* BreathWeapon: [[PlayingWithFire Fireballs]], they're basically fire-breathing fishmen.

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* BreathWeapon: [[PlayingWithFire Fireballs]], they're basically fire-breathing fishmen.fish-men.



* ShockAndAwe: Though it manifests in a passive version; the Buzz Blob only shocks Link when attacked with a meele weapon.

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* ShockAndAwe: Though it manifests in a passive version; the Buzz Blob only shocks Link when attacked with a meele melee weapon.
5th Aug '16 2:40:43 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** According to official canon, all of the Ganons and Ganondorfs seen throughout the series are the original one from ''Ocarina of Time'' resurrected or unsealed. The exception is the ''Four Swords Adventure'' incarnation, who is actually a reincarnation rather than a resurrection. The previous Ganondorf of that timeline was the one of ''Twilight Princess'', where he was killed. Tthis implies he can reincarnate as much as the other two, he just doesn't need to as often because of his near immortality.

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** According to official canon, all of the Ganons and Ganondorfs seen throughout the series are the original one from ''Ocarina of Time'' resurrected or unsealed. The exception is the ''Four Swords Adventure'' incarnation, who is actually a reincarnation rather than a resurrection. The previous Ganondorf of that timeline was the one of ''Twilight Princess'', where he was killed. Tthis This implies he can reincarnate as much as the other two, he just doesn't need to as often because of his near immortality.
5th Aug '16 2:38:57 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* CostumeEvolution: She originally had a [[PrincessesPreferPink pink dress]] with puff sleeves, and a wide bell skirt that had white ribbons and bows near the hem. This only lasted the first couple of games. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinktoThePast'' she had a white dress with some purple trimmings and gold accessories. This would be the first form of her standard dress, which would evolve over further games.
* CrystalDragonJesus: The biggest example in the games, [[spoiler:what with her being the mortal reincarnation of the goddess Hylia.]]

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* CostumeEvolution: She originally had a [[PrincessesPreferPink pink dress]] with puff sleeves, and a wide bell skirt that had white ribbons and bows near the hem. This only lasted the first couple of games. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinktoThePast'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' she had a white dress with some purple trimmings and gold accessories. This would be the first form of her standard dress, which would evolve over further games.
* CrystalDragonJesus: The biggest example in the games, [[spoiler:what with [[spoiler:due to her being the mortal reincarnation of the goddess Hylia.]]
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