!The Heroes

!!Link/s

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The main character and hero of the game. The catch is that you play as four Links in this game, but his/their destiny is the same as always. With the Four Sword/s in hand/s, he/they set out to SaveThePrincess and defeat the EvilSorcerer Vaati

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Princess Zelda of course.
* BackToBackBadasses: When the four Links fight alonside each other.
* BashBrothers: The fact that the Link who collects the most rupees gets a special reward at the end of each level encourages this.
* HeroismIncentive: The Links have to prove their worth as heroes to the Great Fairies...by collecting lots of money for them.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers
* MesACrowd


!!Zelda

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Princess Zelda is Link's childhood friend. At the beginning of the game she explains the Four Sword´s backstory to Link. She is worried that the seal on Vaati might be weakening and goes to check on it where she and promptly gets [[DesignatedVictim kidnapped by Vaati]]

* DamselInDistress: Kidnapped before the end of the opening cinematic, again! That's got to be a record.
* DesignatedVictim: No surprise here.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blonde, check. [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Innocent]], check. Kind, check.
* TheHeart
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* LightIsGood
* MacGuffinGirl


!!The Great Fairies

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Great Fairies of Forest,Flame and Ice]]

Three Great Fairies that hold the keys that are needed to advance further and eventually reach Vaati. However, they won´t give them to the Links for free. They first have to prove themselves to them by collecting many rupees.

* BigGood:They´re essentially this for the game.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They first grant the Links the heroic titles of "little eggs".
!The Villains

!!Vaati

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Vaati is a powerful EvilSorcerer in Four Swords. No longer remembering [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap his past as a Picori]], his motivation is entirely based on his lust.

* BlowYouAway
* DirtyOldMan: He's several hundred years old, yet [[FreudWasRight he kidnaps Zelda (who is around twelve) to be his bride]].
* EvilLaugh
* EvilSorcerer
* FacelessEye
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He wants to force Zelda to marry him because...
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: His entire motivation for this game is kidnapping Zelda and making her his bride.
* InterimVillain: More of a meta-example.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: WordOfGod stated that this is the reason why he seems different from his Minish Cap interpretation. Apparently Link gave him amnesia with the first defeat.
* MeaningfulName: In the Japanese version he's called "Gufu" which literally means "tornado".
* SealedEvilInACan: He starts out sealed in the Four Sword.