Characters from the game, ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.

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!![[TheHero Link]]
!!!Voiced by: Takashi Ohara

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The main protagonist and resident of Skyloft. At the outset of the game, he is a knight-in-training, studying at Skyloft's Knight Academy. On the day of his graduation, a mysterious black tornado sweeps Zelda away. He is then chosen to pierce the cloud layer existing between Skyloft and the surface world by the Goddess Sword (and its spirit, Fi), fulfilling a prophecy and searching for Zelda in the harsh world below.

* {{Adorkable}}: Early during the game, notably when he's with Zelda. Some of his responses to Zelda's questions help add to this.
* AffectionateNickname: Zelda refers to him as "sleepy head", due to his inability to wake up early, with her usually being the one to wake him. [[spoiler: It takes [[TearJerker quite an emotional turn]] later in the game, when Zelda goes into her hibernation to contain Demise, she notes that this time, it would be his turn to wake her up]].
* AlmostKiss: Near the beginning after the flight challenge. Til Zelda pushes him off the statue instead.
* {{Badass}}: He was generally unprepared for what was below the clouds. It doesn't stop him from going there for the sake of one person. Compared to other incarnations of Link, he's much more formidable, deemed worthy of [[spoiler:''the entire Triforce'' and besting the Demon King which even Hylia could not fell]]. By the conclusion of the game, he's gone from a BrilliantButLazy youth to Hylia's Chosen Hero, champion of each Golden Goddess, and the very hero from which all Links inherit their unbreakable spirit.
* BerserkButton: For the love of Hylia, do '''NOT''' do anything to hurt [[ImpliedLoveInterest Zelda]]. At all. You will regret it. Ghirahim's [[TheWarSequence army of 'blins]] can account for that.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: From how [=NPCs=] say, Link is a nice guy. He is one who will help people with their troubles. Then his friend is kidnapped.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlowYouAway: With the Gust Bellows.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: An interesting case as the bow is the last weapon obtained by Link. For much of the game, Slingshot And Sword In Accord might be a better phrase.
* BrilliantButLazy: Zelda and Gaepora both make comments that [[InformedAttribute suggest Link was this]] as a student. [[{{Determinator}} He drops the "lazy" part real fast]] once Zelda is in danger, though.
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: At the beginning, Link gets ''no'' respect.
* CassandraTruth: Shortly before Zelda has Link train for the race, Link informs her that he can't sense his scarlet Loftwing anywhere. Zelda initially thinks Link's attempting to weasel out of training. Unfortunately, she doesn't discover until shortly after shoving him off that Link was actually being honest: his Crimson Loftwing really was missing.
* TheChampion: For Zelda.
* CharacterDevelopment: He goes from an ordinary student to a formidable and courageous swordsman.
* ChickMagnet: He gets a fair bit of admiration from a few girls throughout the game. Cawlin even asks Link to deliver his love letter because he considers Link to be the kind of person to be good with the ladies.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Zelda.
* TheChosenOne: The current first in a long line of future [[TheChosenOne Chosen Ones]].
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: His tunic comes from the Skyloft Knight Academy. Every student in his year wears dark green.
* CoolSword: Starts off with the Goddess Sword, which he levels up to the proper Master Sword.
* CrazyPrepared: By the end of the game, he has enough weapons to take on a small army of enemies.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some DialogueTree choices can make Link this.
-->'''Link:''' Nice hair.\\
'''Link:''' [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Am I late?]]
* DeathGlare: He gives a few in the game, mostly to Ghirahim. Especially when Ghirahim kidnaps Zelda, and also when Link is confronted with [[spoiler:Demise]], Link becomes '''furious'''.
** Special mention has to go [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cetoEfc7zjI#t=8m29s this]] '''TERRIFYING''' one he gives to [[spoiler:Ghirahim after he kidnaps Zelda and announces he's going to sacrifice her to Demise]].
* TheDeterminator: He will find Zelda, no matter what. [[spoiler:Zelda even reveals that her past incarnation Hylia [[ExploitedTrope uses this to her advantage]], though Zelda wasn't happy with doing so.]]
* DialogueTree: How he communicates, when prompted.
* DualWielding: His [[GrapplingHookPistol Clawshots]].
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Even after he's saved her life and powered up his sword, Faron doesn't treat him with respect until after he's completed her FetchQuest.
* FingerlessGloves: Part of his uniform.
* GoodFeelsGood: "Helping people feels good."
* HelloInsertNameHere: [[CanonName The game does give the default of "Link".]]
* TheHero: Yes. Yes he is.
* HeroicMime: Played with. He can be seen speaking (with mouth movements) during some cutscenes, but the game displays no text to show exactly what he is saying, nor does the player hear what he says.
* JustAKid: Gets this quite regularly. Scrapper, in particular, refuses to offer Link ''any'' sort of respect, as "serving children is very low on my task priority," and dubs him Master Shortpants simply so he can remind Link of his slight stature at every opportunity.
* KidHero: 17.5, according to ''Hyrule Historia'', and already a better swordsman than his seniors.
* KleptomaniacHero[=/=]RewardingVandalism: {{Subverted|Trope}} on occasion; some people will call Link out for breaking their pottery, and he won't take anything from people's homes. When he breaks the chandelier in the Lumpy Pumpkin the owner is furious and forces Link to work off the debt. [[spoiler:But he can take from Zelda's cupboard to get a heartpiece.]]
* LadyAndKnight: The Knight to Zelda's Lady.
* LegacyCharacter: He's currently the chronologically first playable Link in the series.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Shares one with Zelda entitled as "Romance". Also, the main theme of the series comes back as his motif with an arrangement: Song of the Hero.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] this time; the shield in ''Skyward Sword'' has a breaking point. Heap too much abuse on it and it will shatter. Any shield can be fixed up to reset how much damage it can sustain, though, and the Sacred Shield and its upgrades, the basic form of which can be bought after the third dungeon, repair themselves if left idle at the cost of being less durable than the other shields. In addition, wooden shields are not completely replaced by metal ones. Certain enemies have attacks that can actually shatter metal shields on contact, meaning that you have to switch out a wooden one that won't. Electric attacks will also still hit if you're using an metal shield rather than a wooden one. On the flipside, wooden shields are of course flammable, but make blocked enemy arrows recoverable (as they stick in the shield), so switching them out and upgrading as needed is key. Played straight with the Hylian Shield, obtainable through an optional boss rush, which blocks all damage types and has infinite durability.
** ShieldBash: A maneuver Link can preform to get the drop on the enemy. Mastery of this is important because it's the only way to deflect an enemy attack without harming your shield.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Maybe a bit rough around the edges at first but he gets there by the end.
* MagicMusic: He plays [[GirlNextDoor Zelda]]'s harp throughout the game.
* ManlyTears: [[spoiler:When Zelda is put to sleep.]]
* MasterSwordsman: It varies depending on the Link but at least in this case, Link is pretty handy with a sword from the get-go. He can receive a few pointers from his sparring instructor, but it's implied that he is already fairly capable with a blade.
* MaybeEverAfter: His relationship with Zelda after the finale is left up in the air.
* NiceGuy: Is generally this and more than willing to give people help, despite the pressing need to save Zelda.
* NiceHat: Wears one once he gets this year's Knight Uniform.
* OhCrap: A brief one at the beginning. After he wins the Bird Statue, Zelda sees him and excitedly jumps off the edge of Skyloft. The look on his face as he swoops in to catch her says it all. He gets a hilarious one when [[TheRival Groose]] is skydiving at a ridiculous speed towards him.
* OneManArmy: This incarnation of Link is probably the most defining example of all the Links, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome going through waves of Bokoblins and Moblins just to save Zelda.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Before the whole test at the beginning of the game, he was living in a dorm, going to school, studying to become a knight, had an [[ChildhoodFriendRomance implied romantic interest with one of his closest friends]] whom could be seen as "the most popular girl in school", was bullied by a JerkJock and like most high school-esque scenarios, has most of the problems from this time solved by the end of the story. In a meta-like direction, this Link is the most ''normal'' Link in the series before the whole TookALevelInBadass.
* TheParagon: Demise calls him as much. His first re-sealing of The Imprisoned inspires Groose to set up his Groosenator to help contain subsequent breakouts, and even inspires Groose to [[spoiler:try to impede Ghirahim when he abducts Zelda and escapes through the time gate. He fails, through no fault of his own, but courage was still inspired in Groose.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Link is a said to be a native of Skyloft but unlike some of the other students, his family does not live there. His origins aren't expanded upon beyond that, so this is sort of a "who knows" kind of affair.
* TheQuietOne: Though he still generally acts as a HeroicMime, Link has occasional {{Bioware}}-esque text options in certain cutscenes, often when talking with Zelda.
* TheReliableOne: With exception to his bad habit of sleeping in he's more or less the go to guy in Skyloft whenever you need a favor. Karane even lampshades it.
* [[SkirtOverSlacks Tunic over Slacks]]: What he wears.
* SleepyHead: First meet him sleeping and called one by Zelda a few times.
* TheSouthpaw: Generally [[AvertedTrope averted]]; in a break with ''Zelda'' tradition, this Link is actually ambidextrous, but often holds his sword in his right hand due to gameplay reasons (with the motion control, Link's dominant hand needs to match the player's, and most people are right-handed).
* SpinAttack: In this game, Link gets a vertical version of his SignatureMove.
* StabTheSky: The Skyward Strike allows him to charge up his sword and perform Sword Beams and other techniques.
* StaringDownCthulhu: In the FinalBattle, [[spoiler:Link throws his DeathGlare to Demise, making him recognize that he didn't expect a human to display such courage]].
* SwordBeam: The Skyward Strike allows him to turn a normal slash or stab into one. For the player, this is the first time a SwordBeam existed in a 3D home console ''Zelda'' game since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.
* TookALevelInBadass: He went from the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who was nearly in over his head and chewed out by Impa to a true Hero of the Goddess and OneManArmy.
** Watch carefully during the brief cutscenes during which Link walks through the door of each dungeon. At first he is hesitant, but by the final dungeon he doesn't even flinch.
* UnstoppableRage: Link versus [[spoiler:the hordes of [[{{Mooks}} Bokoblins]] and other enemies at the end of the game. It's almost impossible to lose against them.]] While in other games Link's most clearly motivated by duty to the kingdom/world, and doing what's right for a Princess he met, [[TheDulcineaEffect at best, a couple weeks before]], ''this'' time, the villains have messed with a Zelda who he's been best friends with ([[ImpliedLoveInterest and perhaps more]]) for years and he is ''pissed''.
* WhipItGood: Receives a whip in the Ancient Cistern.
* WorkOffTheDebt: How he gets "employed" at the Lumpy Pumpkin.
* YouAreTooLate: Impa berates him for it too.
** Leading up to DeadpanSnarker up above.

!![[CoolSword The Goddess Sword]]/[[LivingWeapon Fi]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyumiFujimura

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--> Fi is the name I was given. I was created for a single purpose, long before the recorded memory of your people. I must aid you in fulfilling the great destiny that is your burden to carry.

The titular blade, which houses a spirit named Fi that manifests itself in the form of a girl to aid Link.

* AncientArtifact: She was made by Hylia in an age long past. At least 1000 years easily.
* AutoTune: Her [[SpeakingSimlish incomprehensible speech]] is given this effect.
* AmbiguousGender[=/=]NoBiologicalSex: [[WordOfGod Aonuma]] has stated he considers it to be a feminine figure, but not female, though it is occasionally referred to as such.
* ArmlessBiped: She does have a winglike cloak that resembles arms, however.
** Possibly averted: Some of her concept art in ''Hyrule Historia'' reveals she ''does'' have arms that are hidden by her cape, but if present, they're never visible in-game.
* ButNowIMustGo: Having completed her mission, Fi's consciousness fades into the Master Sword at the end of the game.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Ghirahim's Red.
* CaptainObvious: A lot of the time, though she can be [[InvertedTrope incredibly vague some other times.]]
* ChromeChampion: Look at her picture.
* ColorMotif: Blue and purple/indigo. The same colors associated with the Master Sword.
** GoodColorsEvilColors: They contrast with [[spoiler: Ghirahim and Demise's (in their true forms)]] [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver black and red motifs]].
* CoolSword: She ''is'' the sword.
* TheComicallySerious: Her demeanor makes her seem [[TheStoic serious]] and [[NoSenseOfHumor no-nonsense]] but some of her reactions and dialogue seem to indicate otherwise
* CriticalAnnoyance: She always tells you to look for hearts when you fall into near-critical health. It is worth noting, though, that it's entirely possible to simply ignore it when she pings you about your health, and the alert will go away in a few seconds if it goes unanswered.
** She will also notify you when your Wii remote's battery is low.
* DeadpanSnarker: Shows up whenever Link acts stupid.
--> '''Fi:''' Master, I detected a surprising spike in dowsing readings from that life form.\\
'''Link (DialogueTree):''' Zelda?\\
'''Fi:''' The chances of this lifeform being Zelda are 5%, so I must surmise that this is not Zelda, but a peaceful species known as a Kikwi. Kikwis are intelligent lifeforms capable of speech... Yes, upon closer observation, [[StealthInsult definitely not Zelda]].
* EmotionlessGirl: WordOfGod states that it has a very icy demeanor, and speaks in a rather [[TheStoic stoic]] manner. [[spoiler:However, after Demise has been sealed away, she says that she is experiencing happiness]].
* EmpathicWeapon: She is aware when Link is in need of health and will alert him to his need.
* EnemyScan: Can pinpoint enemies' weaknesses.
* ExpositionFairy: Indubitably the best-informed of the series' Exposition Fairies. She's a fount of backstory factoids and gameplay advice all couched in a charming turn of phrase.
* {{Expy}}: Her character design is very reminiscent of the Fairy Queen from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]''. Her simlish and overall idea behind the character strongly reflects [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Midna]]. Her CriticalAnnoyance messages, EnemyScan abilities, and her reminiscence of the Great Fairy (albeit from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker a different game]]) remind one of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: Half of the cloak is purple, half is blue/silver.
* {{Herald}}
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: She presents percentage probabilities rather frequently.
* {{Leitmotif}}
* LivingWeapon
* MoeAnthropomorphism: Of the Goddess Sword, and later, the Master Sword.
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: Done in a roundabout way when it concludes that any good news about Zelda will lift Link's spirits. Played straight if you make Link return Peatrice's affections, mainly to confirm that Link does not lie when he says he likes her. Fi sees the effect that Peatrice's looks has on Link.
* OhCrap: Well, as close as [[IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect Fi]] can get during the [[spoiler:last fight with Ghirahim]];
-->[[spoiler:He is now revealing his true power. I am detecting a significant increase in muscular strength. Unfortunately, I must also conclude that '''none of your weapons will be effective against him.''']]
* ReforgedBlade: The prequel manga reveals the Master Sword was a {{b|FS}}roadsword before it was shattered and reforged into a longsword by the original Link.
* RobotGirl: Though certainly not a robot, she seems to be evoking a fantasy version of this with her speech patterns and design. After all, the sword is made of metal.
* SpeakingSimlish: Making it the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess second]] ExpositionFairy to do so in this series. [=1Up=] compared its voice to an "[[AutoTune auto-tuned]] {{Vocaloid}}."
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Various gaming news outlets gave both "Phi" and "Fie" as anglicized spellings of its name when its name was first revealed. The final game spells it "Fi", though it still differs from language to language.
* SpockSpeak: Generally speaks with a calm, rational mind.
* StockingFiller: Of the fishnet variety.
* TheStoic: Never once did she get angry or upset until [[spoiler:she has to say goodbye to Link.]]
* TalkingWeapon
* VagueAge: According to ''Hyrule Historia'', she is said to be between 13 and 14 years old.


!![[BarrierMaiden Zelda]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuShimamura

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A resident of Skyloft and friend of Link's since their childhood. The daughter of the Knight Academy headmaster, she serves as the goddess surrogate for the Wing Ceremony. She is sucked into a vortex early on in the game, but rescued by Impa.

* ActionSurvivor: She doesn't have any fighting skills like Link, but she was able to make her way across two monster-infested lands on her own.
* AmnesiacGod: She's revealed to be a physical reincarnation of [[spoiler: the Goddess Hylia, who gave away her immortality to save humans from Demise]].
* TheAtoner: While not an evil character, she did take advantage of Link's motivation to find and rescue her. The plan was set into motion back when she was [[spoiler:the goddess Hylia, and despite her current self, Zelda, not being conscious of the plan at all, she still blames herself for it. To atone, she puts herself to sleep for thousands of years to seal away Demise in the past until Link finds a way to destroy him in the present.]]
* BarrierMaiden
* BullyHunter
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Link.
* CrystalPrison: At one point in the game, [[spoiler:she encases herself into one in order to strengthen the seal on the Imprisoned.]]
* DaddysGirl
* DamselInDistress: Played with; she was spirited away by Impa and is spending her time trying to evade [[BigBad Ghirahim]]'s capture. Played straight near the end of the game, where Ghirahim manages to capture her.
* DamselOutOfDistress: She managed to make her way through the Faron Woods without getting caught, and got to the Earth Temple's entrance on Eldin Volcano before she was captured.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: {{Averted|Trope}}, she's not a princess this time, but she's clearly still an important figure.
* GenkiGirl: She [[CharacterDevelopment starts off]] as one. As a kid, she's described as having thrown a long, unbearable tantrum about Link's special connection with his Loftwing. As a young girl, she's not above pushing Link from possibly lethal heights, leaping in his arms by even higher heights herself and dragging her ''lifelong friends'' around wherever she sees fit.
* WomanInWhite: In her second costume as seen in the artwork to the right.
* GirlNextDoor
* [[GodInHumanForm Goddess in Somewhat-Hylian Form]]: She's the [[AmnesiacGod reincarnation]] of [[spoiler:the goddess Hylia, but she doesn't know this at first.]]
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: Which is why she changes outfits.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Like most versions of Zelda in the series.
* HarpOfFemininity: Which she uses in her [[ReligionIsMagic prayer ceremonies]] to restore her body. As per tradition of the series she lends it to Link to use to play MagicMusic.
* HimeCut
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Although she is technically the Heroine of the Same Story, like Link, Zelda made her own journey across the surface alongside Impa facing her own trials.
* HolyChild
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Link and Zelda are strongly implied to have romantic feelings for each other. At the ''very'' least, she has them for him.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Ghirahim needs Zelda for his plans because of her "holiness". Later {{subverted|Trope}} [[spoiler:when we find out that she's actually the Goddess Hylia reincarnated. Her "holiness" actually refers to the raw divine power in her soul. She, herself, is actually not.]]
* LadyAndKnight: The Lady with Link as the Knight.
* LegacyCharacter: The first incarnation of Zelda. [[spoiler:This is cemented during her reveal that she's the Goddess Hylia.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}:
** Has one shared with Link called ''Romance'' and, of course, has her Lullaby.
** ''Ballad of the Goddess'' counts, too, [[spoiler:[[{{Foreshadowing}} due to her origin as the goddess Hylia]]]].
* MacGuffinGirl
* MaybeEverAfter
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she believes Link is trying to weasel out of training by claiming that he can't sense his Loftwing, only to find out he was telling the truth ''after'' she pushed him over the edge. As soon as she manages to save him, this is her reaction.
** This is also her reaction to [[spoiler:the BatmanGambit that she set up as Hylia - despite having had no idea about it until she got the memories of her past life back.]]
* MysticalWaif
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: In much the same way as Link. Who would have thought the first in a long line of princesses started out as a normal girl?
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her first costume.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Her relationship with Link growing up. Now, it seems the platonic part is changing.
* PluckyGirl: Zelda has no noticeable combat skills in spite of being a student of the Knight Academy, but she has ''every bit as much'' HeroicSpirit as Link does.
* RunningGag: We never get to hear her finish singing the Ballad of the Goddess.
* {{Scatting}}: Zelda's singing is actually fully voice acted, it's just that her actress is singing gibberish in imitation of Scatting.
* ShoutOut: The ''same'' character doing the ''same'' throw when the BigBad is chasing her down as in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.
* SilkHidingSteel
* SpiritedYoungLady
* TargetedHumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: [[YourSoulIsMine Her soul]] is needed to free Demise and return him to his original form.]]
* TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler:When Demise is finally vanquished at the end.]]
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* WhiteMagic

!![[TheRival Groose]]

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Link's rival on Skyloft, Groose has a crush on Zelda.

* AnimeHair: Sports a ridiculous-looking pompadour that everyone from you to Ghirahim insults.
* BadassNormal: For a guy who doesn't have any special powers or Goddess-given destiny, Groose sure does pull off some ridiculously cool things. [[spoiler: He even gets praise from Demise for having the guts to save Zelda.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Helps Link out seal away [[SealedEvilInACan the Imprisoned]] the second and third time, and at one point catches Zelda.
* TheBully: He really is a big {{Jerkass}} at the start, but this trope eventually stops applying to him as his ego is broken.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from a {{Jerkass}} to [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold an]] [[TheLancer ally]] as the game goes on.
* [[CannotTalkToWomen Cannot Talk to Zelda]]: When Zelda's around, he tends to lose his train of thought...
* DubNameChange: His original Japanese name is "Bado", which can be transliterated as "Bad" or "Bird".
* {{Egopolis}}: When he first arrives in Hyrule he suggests naming it Grooseland.
* {{Expy}}: Many have pointed out he shares much with Gaston from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. [[spoiler:Unlike Gaston though, Groose accepts Zelda will never return his affections.]]
** Some, such as Magazine/NintendoPower, have also compared him to Biff Tannen from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Hilariously, [[spoiler:the small birds in Hyrule seem to love him.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: He rigs up the Groosenator, a moving bomb catapult on rails, just in time to help Link fight off the Imprisoned again. He's actually surprised he did so.
* GangOfBullies: His lackeys, Cawlin and Strich.
* GreenEyedMonster: Is ''very'' jealous of Link's close relationship with Zelda at the beginning of the story. [[spoiler: He seemingly gets over it by the end.]]
* HeroicBSOD: He beats himself up when he was unable to [[spoiler:defeat the Imprisoned, yet Link was the first time it escaped]], viewing himself as useless. He eventually gets out of the rut. Even earlier, he seems to go on what could only be described as sensory overload when seeing what the Surface is, demanding hysterically where they are. It's implied after Link explained it to him that he understands the gist of his explanation and seems to calm down slightly.
* HopelessSuitor: Groose has an ''obvious'' crush on Zelda, and at the beginning of the game hopes to earn her affections. Unfortunately for him, Zelda only has eyes for Link (though his [[JerkJock attitude]] didn't do him any favors). [[spoiler:It seems that he comes to accept this by the end.]]
* IdiotHair: Has an entire [[UpToEleven Idiot Pompadour]].
* IdiotSavant: He's not all that smart, yet he's able to build a working catapult and railway track that circles the entire Sealed Grounds rather quickly.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He gets pretty close with "Granny". [[spoiler:When she disappears before his own eyes, he looks pretty sad, knowing that he'll never see her again. Knowing how he was at the beginning of the game, this is quite a moment for him.]]
* JerkJock
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Even before his CharacterDevelopment, if one scans him with Fi, she claims him to be pure of heart.
* TheLancer: After his CharacterDevelopment, he becomes this to Link.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A [[StylisticSuck slightly jerky]] one, usually using the Trombone, which goes flat in instances when Zelda is calling him out on his behavior. [[spoiler:It gets a [[TriumphantReprise more heroic reprise]] when he suddenly rushes in to save Zelda.]]
* NonActionGuy: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. He admits that his eventual role in helping Link isn't very action packed, but he doesn't mind it. On top of that, he does help out pretty nicely against The Imprisoned, with his Groosenator.
* RedheadedBully
* RefusedByTheCall: He's not very happy when the old woman tells him that Link, not him, is the one who will save Zelda and bring her home, but he gets over it.
* TheRival: To Link, though it's eventually averted.
* SiegeEngines: He builds a catapult called the Groosenator that he launches [[CartoonBomb bombs]] and [[CatapultToGlory Link]] from.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The dub's name is technically supposed to be Grouse /ɡraʊs/, but it's spelled as Groose /gruːs/, perhaps because it's a combination of "grouse" and "goose".
* WrongGenreSavvy: After [[spoiler:following Link to the surface, he initially believes that ''he's'' TheHero, and tells Link to step aside so he can go save Zelda (and possibly get the StandardHeroReward)]]. He is most displeased to hear from the old woman at the Sealed Grounds that the opposite seems to be the case.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:When Ghirahim arrives to capture Zelda after Demise is defeated for good and takes her into the past, Groose attempts to block Ghirahim's way. Unfortunately, Ghirahim simply pushes him aside with little effort.]]

!![[ActionGirl Impa]]
!!!Voiced by: Rei Shimoda
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A mysterious Sheikah woman who rescued Zelda from [[BigBad Ghirahim]] and becomes her bodyguard.

* ActionGirl
* BadassCape: She only wears it in the artwork and her very first appearance.
* BarrierWarrior: Is shown holding up a barrier when fighting Ghirahim.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: The concept art notes state that she was designed with this trope in mind as a nod to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Sheik]].
* ContinuityNod: This one might as well be the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime younger Impa]].
* CoolBigSis: To Zelda
* DarkIsNotEvil: Considering that the Sheikah are generally associated with shadows.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* DeathGlare: Shoots one to Link before dishing out a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Given her RedEyes, Link promptly backs off.
* {{Determinator}}: Especially when it comes to protecting Zelda.
* FacialMarkings
* GoodIsNotNice: She gives a biting TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Link when he manages to catch up to her and Zelda. Link eventually earns her respect after saving her from Ghirahim.
* KungFuWizard
* LegacyCharacter: Currently the first Impa in the Zelda series chronologically.
* LegacyOfService
* {{Ninja}}
* NoodlePeople: She's a lot taller and skinnier than the rest of the cast. {{Lampshaded}} when Ghirahim refers to her as a 'beanpole'.
* PraetorianGuard: As one of the Sheikah it is her people's sworn duty to protect Zelda.
** {{Bodyguard Babe|s}}
* RedEyesTakeWarning: {{Inverted|Trope}}, as she is protecting Zelda.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: While Link could have caught up with Zelda at the Temple of Earth, where they meet again for the first time after their separation, Impa explicitly forbids Zelda from even speaking to him. After sending her away, she gives Link a caustic speech about his shortcomings, explicitly says that he was too slow, and since she had to save Zelda by herself, she is actually wondering if the Goddess made a mistake in choosing Link to be her hero, departing after advising Link to work harder next time and prove he is worthy of his role.
* ShortHairWithTail
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: [[spoiler:She and The Old Woman below? Same person.]]

!! [[CoolOldLady The Old Woman]]

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An old Sheikah lady who watches over the Sealed Ground. She helps Link and Zelda out in their quests.

* AncientKeeper
* CoolOldLady
* DisappearsIntoLight: What happens at the end of the game. [[spoiler:She's finished her duty of protecting Hylia and so [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence is going back to the heavens]].]] Also because she's [[spoiler:several thousand years old]] when that happens.
* ElderlyImmortal: [[spoiler:Until she fulfills her task and DisappearsIntoLight.]]
* TheHermit: She's the only person in the Sealed Grounds until the arrival of Zelda and later Link and Groose.
* TheMentor
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Especially jarring considering [[spoiler:the beanpole she used to be.]]
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]
* NoNameGiven: At least until the end of the game, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:she's the present-day form of Impa.]]
* TheObiWan
* PurposeDrivenImmortality: [[spoiler:She held on to life for thousands of years to watch over the Sealed Grounds. Once she is finished with her duty protecting Hylia/Zelda, she finally DisappearsIntoLight.]]
* RobeAndWizardHat: Robe ''as'' wizard hat.
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: [[spoiler:She and Impa above? Same person.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Antagonists]]

!! [[BigBad Demon Lord, Ghirahim]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AnriKatsu

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-->"Still... it hardly seems fair, being of my position, to take all my anger out on you. Which is why I promise up front not to murder you... No, I'll just beat you within [[BlatantLies an inch of your life!]]"

The main antagonist of Skyward Sword, Ghirahim is a white-haired man who claims to be the ruler of the surface (interestingly, Fi has no idea who he is). He wishes to revive his master, and seeks out Zelda for that purpose.

* AgentPeacock: He's quite flamboyant, but he's extremely powerful.
* AmbiguouslyGay: With an emphasis on ''ambiguous'', [[spoiler:though, he's technically genderless.]]
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In the third fight, [[spoiler:Link hits him with successive Finishing Blows, creating a diamond-shaped wound in his chest, which serves as a stab target thereafter.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's not the "Demon Lord" for nothing.
* {{Badass}}: If something isn't Link, the most it can do is slow him down, whether it's Impa, or a giant rock wall. Also notable as one of the few Zelda villains that takes Link on without heavily resorting to magic.
** BadassCape: Although he takes it off to fight. It kind of just disintegrates.
** BadassFingerSnap: He snaps his fingers whenever he uses magic such as summoning a boss or creating a sword.
** BadassInCharge: Of the monsters plaquing the surface world.
* BadBoss: [[spoiler:Right before his third fight with Link, he summons hordes of enemies to stall for time, and he tells them that if they fail and live (he's aware Link will kill them), they will suffer for it.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: After Link beats him the third time, he proceeds to gloat that [[spoiler:[[TargetedHumanSacrifice the ritual]] he had began beforehand continued on its own, and thus Demise will return and Link fought him so hard for nothing.]]
* BareHandedBladeBlock: During his boss fight. If you can't get out of it in time, he steals your sword and uses it against you (in the first fight), or else shoots crystal daggers at you (in his second fight). Exceptionally impressive considering that he does it ''with two fingers''.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Don't let his narcissism and flamboyance fool you, he is still a crazed and evil villain who needs to be encountered with extreme caution.
* BigBad: He is the main antagonist of the game, even though he is TheDragon to his master, who he is trying to revive. [[spoiler:And even though Demise is the FinalBoss of the game, Ghirahim does have more of a role in the entire story]].
* {{Bishonen}}: Very much so. In fact, ''Game Informer'' magazine actually mistook him for a female. [[WordOfGod Aonuma]] said he was designed with a "unisex-like, genderless feel". [[spoiler:If that sounds familiar, he also describes Fi the same way. This is [[EvilCounterpart not a coincidence]].]]
* {{BFS}}: He wields one during the final phase of his final fight. He also plays this trope literally when [[spoiler:Demise's sword is formed from Ghirahim. So Ghirahim himself is a BFS]].
* BlackMagic: He can conjure blades of various sizes, teleport, and summon minor demons.
* BloodKnight: Really enjoys violence and conflict. Actually {{justified|Trope}} because [[spoiler:Ghirahim is the [[LivingWeapon humanoid form]] of the Demon King Demise's sword.]]
* BloodLust: In the second fight, he licks Link's blood off his blade whenever he lands a hit. {{Justified|Trope}} perfectly once you realize [[spoiler:he is actually a Sword Spirit]], thus suiting his personality,
* BlowYouAway: He's the one that summoned the tornado to capture Zelda early in the game.
* BossBanter: He chastises you if you do very badly against him.
* BossRemix: His battle music is based on his leitmotif.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: He hums his own {{Leitmotif}} [[spoiler:when he does his victory dance right before he starts the ritual to sacrifice Zelda.]]
* {{Camp}}: Quite possibly the campiest Zelda villain yet.
-->'''Ghirahim:''' "This news has just filled my heart with rainbows."
* CatchAndReturn: A rare close-range example. Let him hold onto your sword for too long, and he'll pull it out of your hand and start slashing ''you'' with it. [[spoiler:This even applies to the ''Master Sword'' during Lanayru's boss rematch with him (though the fact that it's a replica made by Lanayru probably gets around the fact that only Link can wield it).]]
* CharacterTics: Some people have noticed that he wiggles his fingers quite a bit.
* ChromeChampion: His OneWingedAngel form.
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* CoolSword: [[spoiler:He is Demise's sword. In sword form, he looks like an [[EvilCounterpart evil version]] of the Master Sword.]]
* CrucifiedHeroShot: {{Inverted|Trope}}. After Demise is revived, he thanks TheDragon for his loyalty by [[spoiler:forcibly converting him back into his sword-form, with Ghirahim being in this pose during the process. [[LaughingMad Ghirahim doesn't seem to mind much, though.]]]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: How many other villains are smart enough to realize Link's sword is his most potent weapon and [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime knock it out of his hands]]?
* DarkIsEvil: His sword has been seen to have a dark glow around it. Also, he gets black markings on his body during his meeting with Link in the Fire Sanctuary. [[spoiler:His [[OneWingedAngel final form]] is black all over with silver markings.]]
* DeathGlare: [[spoiler:At the end of their second duel, Ghirahim briefly loses his temper... And let's just say that his face isn't pretty.]]
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: His title is Demon Lord, and he rules the surface in the absence of his master [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demise]].]]
* [[DramaQueen Demon Drama Lord]]: In spades.
* DieLaughing: This is what he does while [[spoiler:Demise forcefully converts him back into a sword]].
* DissonantSerenity: In the first phase of all of his fights, he approaches Link calmly.
* TheDragon: Ghirahim's main motivation is to resurrect some "Master" of his, using Zelda in some way to do so. [[spoiler:Said master turns out to be the [[BiggerBad Demon King Demise]].]]
** TheHeavy: He is the most active villain in the plot. Technically TheDragon to his master, [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demise]], but he stayed a SealedEvilInACan until the very end of the game. Ghirahim's quest to free him drives the plot.]]
* DualWielding: During his second fight.
* EvilAlbino: In his human form he has pale skin and white hair.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: As the only humans he faced prior to Link were cowardly and either hid or turned to Hylia for protection when faced with him, Ghirahim is utterly perplexed that Link keeps ignoring his threats and challenging him. It's more along the lines of Evil Cannot Comprehend Courage, but the basic idea is the same.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:To Fi. They're both swords, Ghirahim being the sword for Demise, and his OneWingedAngel form in his third fight resembles a black-and-white version of Fi with arms instead of a cloak. Also, their temperaments are complete opposites, with Ghirahim as a [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] and Fi as a Blue Oni.]]
* EvilIsHammy: Fabulously so.
* EvilOverlord: He claims to be the ruler of the surface world, only subservient to his master.
* EvilTastesGood: He licks his lips during his first battle with Link. Though considering how he was acting towards Link earlier, this may be implying [[SexIsViolence something else entirely.]] It also qualifies as Violence tastes good as well, which also acts as foreshadowing as [[spoiler:he is actually the humanoid form of Demise's sword.]]
* FacialMarkings or {{Guyliner}}
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Link repeatedly impales him through the chest, carving a hole into it, and then [[spoiler:Demise forcefully converts him back into a sword.]]
* FangsAreEvil: [[spoiler:In his final form]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: He mostly keeps a semblence of dignity around Link, but the "Faux" part comes from his appetite for bloodshed and his horrific promises to torture Link.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Over half of the cutscene before his second fight with Link is Ghirahim talking about how perfect his body is.
-->"Behold! Such beauty! Such a pure form! Such stunning features! Such an exquisite physique! Yes, I seem to have it all, don't I? Though there is one teensy, tiny thing I lack; namely, '''[[BloodKnight mer]][[LickingTheBlade cy.]]'''"
%% FlamingDevil
* FlechetteStorm: He can summon a flurry of diamond knives to attack Link.
* {{Foil}}: [[WordOfGod Aonuma]] has said Ghirahim was designed to contrast with Ganondorf's "very masculine, powerful, evil" characteristics. As a result, this makes Ghirahim also somewhat resemble [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati]], who is somewhere in the middle of the effeminate/masculine spectrum. [[spoiler:This also makes him contrast his master Demise, who is ''[[ExaggeratedTrope exceedingly]]'' masculine.]]
** He also serves as one to [[spoiler:Fi when he transforms into Demise's sword. He is one to Fi overall, his [[LargeHam over the top]], emotional and flamboyant nature contrasting Fi's [[EmotionlessGirl subdued]] and [[TheStoic stoic]] manner.]]
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: Part of his leitmotif.
* GlamourFailure: Throughout the game, Ghirahim's body becomes covered in black markings, starting at his arms and legs. Near the end of the game, his ''face'' is marked. Then he goes OneWingedAngel, and hell breaks loose. Even more poignant, immediately before the final boss battle, after Ghirahim assumes his ChromeChampion form Link has a vision of him in his sword form when he says [[spoiler:"You stand before a demon... or should I say, a ''weapon'' without mercy!"]]
* TheGlovesComeOff: In your second fight against him, he makes his gloves disintegrate, and true enough, he isn't playing around this time.and kicks (he's made of metal, so these hurt just as much anything else), though after getting knocked off the platforms he goes back to using a sword.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: In the last fight with him, he initially just uses punches.
* GoOutWithASmile: A twisted variation.
%% HappyDance
* HeartLight: Develops one during his [[spoiler:third]] encounter with Link.
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:Actually, he's hijacked by the being that CREATES Ganon.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** After going OneWingedAngel, he tells Link that he'll knock him to the edge and then push him off in a method he calls the "Endless Plunge." That's exactly how Link defeats him.
** A more subtle example that serves from the very beginning: he chastises you if you telegraph your attacks, but he does the same thing outrageously, making it comparably easy to counterattack.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Done to him repeatedly in his third fight with Link, but {{Inverted}} with his "death", as [[spoiler:he seems to fall lifelessly after Demise yanks his sword from Ghirahim's body.]]
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Notice that his form-fitting costume is mostly [[{{Stripperiffic}} skin-baring]] cutouts.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: See HoistByHisOwnPetard. He even lampshades his tendency towards this trope earlier in the game.
* JustifiedTutorial: The first battle's banter serves this purpose through RainbowSpeak: "But so long as you continue to '''telegraph your attacks''' like the novice you are, you'll never land a blow."
* JustToyingWithThem: Holds back in their first fight (Fi notes that he has more power and isn't using all of it), as he doesn't see Link as much of a threat and decides to just beat him to within an inch of his life. He starts to get that was a mistake.
* KnightOfCerebus: While possessing some funny traits, any time the guy arrives creates a marked change due to how frightening and dangerous he is.
* LargeHam: Ghirahim's speech is flamboyant and he's prone to shouting.
* LastSecondChance: Inverted. He gives Link a chance to tell him where [[spoiler:the second Gate of Time is, which in turn will lead him straight to Zelda]]. Link promptly refuses.
* LaughablyEvil: Doesn't stop him from being incredibly creepy, however.
* LaughingMad: Laughs maniacally when [[spoiler:Demise is resurrected and when he is forcibly reconverted into his sword. It's pretty safe to say that he wanted it to happen.]]
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: He hums his own {{Leitmotif}} at one point.
* LeanAndMean: In comparison to Ganondorf, he's pretty scrawny. Doesn't make him any less [[AxCrazy dangerous]]. [[spoiler: Averted with his [[OneWingedAngel Sword Spirit form,]] which is rather muscular. Even Fi [[LampshadeHanging notes]] a 90% increase in muscle mass.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: It's subtle, but in his last form (capable of speech), [[spoiler:his dialog box looks like a black version of Fi's.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: A rather creepy-yet-whimsical one. He actually starts humming it before beginning the ritual to resurrect Demise.
* LickingTheBlade: If he hits Link with an attack he pauses and licks the blood off.
* LightningBruiser: Though he moves slowly during his fights, The Temple of Time cutscene shows he can move quite fast if he wants to.
* LivingWeapon: It is revealed that [[spoiler:he is Demise's Sword]].
* MadeOfIron: {{Li|vingWeapon}}terally. His final form can only be damaged in his weak point, anything else will just push him backwards.
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: He travels to the past to free Demise after he is permanently dealt with in the present.
* MagicKnight: Ghirahim is an exceptional swordsman, but he's also able to use precise and formidable magic powers.
* MeaningfulName: ''Ghira'' is an Arabic word for {{Pride}} (specifically, responding to perceived insults with violence).
* MilkingTheGiantCow: In just about every scene he's in.
* MoodSwinger: Ghirahim's mood can change at the drop of a hat. He can be happy and giddy one minute, brooding and serious the next minute, and violently angry the next minute.
* {{Motifs}}: Seems to have a thing for diamonds.
* MouthOfSauron: For his master, since he's been [[spoiler:sealed in the Sealed Grounds and Ghirahim is trying to free him.]]
* MyDefenseNeedNotProtectMeForever: He may lose the final fight with Link but that doesn't mean he couldn't complete the revival ritual.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: [[FoeYay At least with Link.]]
* OminousLatinChanting: Added to his battle music in his third and final fight.
* OminousPipeOrgan: Part of his leitmotif and battle music.
* OneHandedZweihander: [[spoiler: Subverted. He does use a zweihander in the final phase of his final battle with Link, but he ''only'' wields it in one hand while repairing it.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: His true form looks like a dark version of Fi, as well as being about a head taller and is considerably more muscular. Appropriate, considering he is the sword for his master Demise. Oh, and lets not forget that in this form, his skin is so tough that even the ''Master Sword'' can't touch him, except for the AchillesHeel in his chest.]]
** Fi says it best:
-->[[spoiler:There is a 90% change in outward appearance compared to previous encounters with him. I detect a dark aura emanating from his entire body. Be cautious, Master. This opponent is extremely dangerous and likely to fell you with a single blow.]]\\
[[spoiler:He is now revealing his true power. I am detecting a significant increase in muscular strength. Unfortunately, I must also conclude that '''[[OhCrap none of your weapons will be effective against him.]]'']]
* OperaGloves: As seen in the picture. In his second battle, TheGlovesComeOff. [[spoiler:[[TheWorseningCurseMark Not that he ''needs'' them]]...]]
* OverlyLongTongue: ''Ye gads''.
* PeekABangs: His bangs cover the left half of his face.
* Really700YearsOld: According to WordOfGod, he was designed to look around the same age as Link.
* RecurringBoss: He's fought no less than three times.
* {{Red Oni|BlueOni}}: To Fi. They contrast one another well: Where Fi is [[TheStoic stoic]] and {{emotionless|Girl}}, Ghirahim is flamboyant and [[LargeHam over the top]]. [[spoiler: They are both {{Equippable All|y}}ies as well, and refer to their owners as their Master. Driving the point home is that Fi's Master is Link, who wields the Master Sword, and Ghirahim's Master is Demise, who wields a literally DarkerAndEdgier Master Sword.]]
* RedRightHand: Sort of. His hair mostly hides it, but his left ear is an ordinary human ear, while his right is the telltale pointy ear of a Hylian.
* RingOutBoss: In the first phase of his third fight, Link must knock him off the platforms on which they fight.
* RoyalRapier: Wields one in his first fight. Wields another in his second fight. Goes back to one in the last fight.
* SissyVillain: Definitely not sissy in his fights, but he acts like one [[LargeHam incredulously]].
* SmugSnake: Lampshaded by Fi in her scan on him. He displays overconfidence in his ability to beat Link while holding back, even after Link beats him the first time. After Link beats him twice, however, he stops acting smug and does not hold back in his third fight.
* [[AxCrazy Sword-Crazy]]: What do you expect from a demon [[spoiler: god's sword?]]
* TacticalSuicideBoss: If he didn't throw Link's sword back at him after taking it during the first boss fight, he would be literally impossible to defeat, as the sword is the only weapon that can damage him. {{Justified|Trope}}, in a way; Ghirahim is only toying with Link at the moment, and there's no point ([[ForTheEvulz or fun]]) in toying with a defenseless opponent. [[spoiler: He later berates himself for allowing Link to survive that time and grow strong enough to challenge him more evenly.]]
* SuddenlyShouting: When expressing his anger at having missed capturing Zelda a second time in the Earth Temple.
-->'''Ghirahim:''' [Impa] had once again... You see, what I'm trying to say is... THAT GODDESS-SERVING DOG ESCAPED WITH THE GIRL!
* TalkingWeapon: More specifically, [[spoiler:Demise's talking sword.]]
* TennisBoss: If you're a pro, you can whack back his drones in the fights perfectly with your sword. This will send the drones back at him, causing him to always defend against them and leaving him open to attack. Note that they are all done in the direction of slashes, going from the floor-up. [[spoiler: You can also do this in the last two parts of the final fight with him by using Skyward Strikes against his red strikes, though this knocks his out of function, or play a classic game of Dead Man's Volley. Just make sure that they are in the same kind of slash and you don't strafe.]] On a different note, you should have a good idea what this trope references.
* [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry That Makes Me Feel Furious! Outraged! Sick With Anger!]]: Line from his introduction aside, he has a tendency to say how he feels in a very over-the-top manner.
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Opponent's Sword Always Works]]: Actually it doesn't, because it means that Link can pick it back up and hit you with it.
* ToThePain: He's quite fond of telling Link just what he will do to him, such as beating Link within an inch of his life or making him suffer to the point that his ears will bleed from the sound of his own screams.
* UndyingLoyalty: The ''only'' positive trait he has is his loyalty to his master. And even then, his master is [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demise]], the source of all evil]].
* VariableMix: His battle music varies between having the occasional bass drum beat for its percussion to instead having a more fast-paced snare drum with a few cymbals for percussion. The snare drum version has yet another variation with a freaking ''choir''.
* VillainTeleportation: A pretty cool-looking teleportation to boot.
* VillainousBreakdown: He loses his temper whenever things don't quite go his way. He actually admits it's a flaw of his. After Link defeats him for the second time he stops pretending to be AffablyEvil and starts acting like the AxCrazy demon [[spoiler: or should we say, [[LivingWeapon weapon]]]] he really is.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Can be surprisingly difficult on his first battle if you're not careful.
** He's a regular Wakeup for newcomers to the series, but to Veterans he's a fire alarm at three in the morning in the middle of nowhere. Classic Zelda dungeons follow the format: Find Dungeon -> Enter Dungeon -> Get Item -> Find Boss -> Use Item To Expose [[AttackItsWeakPoint Critical Point]] -> ButtonMashing ForMassiveDamage -> [[ItemGet Da na na na]] -> Find Dungeon. ''No''. The Beetle is worse than useless against Ghirahim. In addition, Skyward Sword's [=WiiMotion+=] controls mean that this is not a Zelda game that you can just dance through mashing the sword button, and if the directional Deku Babas and {{Demonic S|piders}}kulltulas didn't make it clear, this Demon Lord is here to ''hammer the point home '''with YOUR sword'''''.
* WeHaveReserves: This.
--> "Hear me, my hordes! The spell is nearly complete! The Demon King rises! Until then, you WILL keep that whelp from interfering with my ritual! I don't care if the lot of you get skewered on the end of his blade! You will buy me the time I need! Do not fear him... Fear my wrath if you fail me!"
* WhatTheHellAreYou: This after Link beats him for the final time:
-->"[[ThisCannotBe This... This is preposterous.]] Driven to my knees by a simple child of man? Laughable! No matter how many times we clash, I can't prevail! You think I can't defeat you? You think I can't win?! Boy...what ''are'' you?"
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: And then he gets black skin with white patterns to go with it.
* WhyWontYouDie: He gets increasingly irritated as Link seems to survive everything he throws at him. Ghirahim eventually loses his SmugSnake demeanor once Link beats him for the second time.
* WouldHitAGirl: He won't hesitate to kick out [[spoiler:Impa, in her elderly form, when she and Groose try to stop him from taking Zelda to the past]].
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler:He crashes the party after you defeat the Imprisoned the final time, knocking out Link, Groose, and the Old Woman in rapid succession, and then taking Zelda captive for use in reviving his master. Also an aversion of NoSneakAttacks.]]

!! [[SealedEvilInACan The Imprisoned]] [[spoiler: / [[BiggerBad Demon King, Demise]]]]
!!![[spoiler:Voiced by: TakashiNagasako]]

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-->[[spoiler: Those who share the blood of the goddess and the spirit of the hero... They are eternally bound to this curse. [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil An incarnation of my hatred shall ever follow your kind]], dooming them to wander a blood-soaked sea of darkness for all time!]]

A huge, monstrous beast which haunts Link's dreams frequently. [[spoiler: It is the sealed form of Demise, Ghirahim's master and the BiggerBad of ''Skyward Sword'']].

* AffablyEvil: Unlike many other villains in the series, he's remarkably polite and never undergoes a VillainousBreakdown, even when he loses.
* TheAntiGod: The opposite of [[spoiler:the Goddess Hylia, and eventually parallels her actions by incarnating his hatred into a mortal form.]]
* ArmlessBiped: [[spoiler:Averted in the second and third incarnations of The Imprisoned, where it actually does gain arms (not to mention a tail and the ability to fly or resist gravity by the third incarnation).]]
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: A very slow-moving one for the first fight, but has a ''ridiculous'' increase in speed by the third time.
* {{Badass}}: As Demise.
* BecomeYourWeapon: [[spoiler:Demise uses ''Ghirahim'' as his weapon in the final battle]].
* BiggerBad: Although he is the FinalBoss of Skyward Sword, [[TheHeavy Ghirahim]] seems to be more of the [[BigBad main antagonist]] than Demise. Since [[spoiler:he is the source of [[BigBad Ganon's]] [[ArchEnemy countless returns]], he is also this for the entire series]].
* {{BFS}}: That wicked, black Master Sword? [[spoiler:That's Ghirahim, in his original form]].
* BishonenLine: After he's freed, Demise looks more like a ruggedly handsome giant made of stone. Justified, as this might as well be his original form.
%%* BloodKnight
* BondVillainStupidity: If he had simply moved on with his plans rather than agreeing to a duel with Link, he could very well have won in the end.
* ContinuityNod: As noted on the Main page, this boss references all of the other bosses. It is regarded as the origin of ''all'' monsters, not just [[spoiler:Ganon(dorf)]].
* CoolSword: He wields what appears to be the EvilCounterpart of the Master Sword, which [[spoiler:turns out to be [[LivingWeapon Ghirahim]].]]
* ClippedWingAngel: The Imprisoned [[spoiler:is the sealed form of the Demon King Demise.]]
* DarkIsEvil
* DeathFromAbove: After Link, as a last resort, wished to the Triforce to annihilate Demise for good, the Isle of the Goddess sinks back to Earth and squishes [[SealedEvilInACan The Imprisoned]] just as he was emerging from his broken seal. This, however, only works for the present, and Link must travel back in time in order to initiate the final battle.
* DyingCurse[=/=]AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Once he is defeated for real, he curses [[LegacyCharacter Link and Zelda's descendants/successors]] to [[spoiler:fight his incarnation of [[ThePowerOfHate hate]], who is implied to be the BigBad of most of the Zelda games, Ganon.]]
* EldritchAbomination: His Imprisoned form, though each phase is gradually more definite than the previous one, ending with a HumanoidAbomination, which occurs when he is freed. Although given that Fi states that [[spoiler: Demise has taken on different forms over the years, it's likely even after absorbing Zelda's soul it still counts as one and that might not have been his true form.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Link
* EvilIsBigger: Even in his most humanoid form, he towers over Link.
* EvilOverlord: Of the horde of demons Ghirahim commands while he's sealed.
* EvilSoundsDeep: His voice is remarkably deep.
* EvilWeapon: Your weapon doesn't get much more ObviouslyEvil in the ''Zelda'' franchise than [[spoiler:a demonic version of the Master Sword]].
* FairPlayVillain: Upon his restoration, Demise is so impressed that [[StaringDownCthulhu Link is not only not afraid of him, but willing to fight him directly]], that he agrees to a duel with him before moving on to the Triforce... and this proves to be his undoing.
* [[MotherOfAThousandYoung Father of a Thousand Young]]: He is the origin of all monsters.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Skyward Sword'', though his VillainousLegacy persists through the rest of the series and its chronology.
* FinalBossNewDimension: He sets up a pocket dimension battlefield consisting of a reflecting pool and cloudy sky once freed.
* FlamingHair[=/=]FieryRedhead: One of his physical traits once he is fully freed from the seal.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the beginning of the game, Link dreams of this creature swallowing Zelda. [[spoiler: Thanks to Ghirahim, this is essentially what it finally manages to do.]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Inverted. Fi's description of him says that he actually changes forms in each era in order to make mortals ''less'' comfortable around him. This does perfectly explain [[spoiler:why Ganon looks different in each incarnation.]]
* GodOfEvil[=/=]UltimateEvil: He's not only the source of evil in this game, but also indrectly of the rest of the series.
* GracefulLoser: Somewhat, he compliments Link for beating him (he is genuinely impressed with the battle Link puts up, given that Link is a mortal), but also vows that [[spoiler:his hatred will curse him and his descendents to have to fight for eternity as well.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Once he opens up the sky to summon lightning to his sword, Link can do the same, and the blast from Link's supercharged Skyward Strike is what stuns him so Link can deal the final blow. That said, him electrifying makes him a lot more dangerous.
* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler:Demise]] isn't stunned when you shield-bash his attacks.
* KillAllHumans: Was his goal in the past (which he very nearly succeeded at), then he plans to finish the job when unsealed.
* KnightOfCerebus: Whenever he breaks out of his seal, everything in the game comes to a complete halt and makes it clear that ''you must destroy him'' as fast as possible. [[spoiler: His true form lacks any of of Ghirahim's quirky traits, and therefore is much more threatening.]]
* LightningBruiser: Both forms display this. The Imprisoned is much faster than one would expect from its size in appearance. Demise is faster than Ghirahim despite being several times larger.
* MeaningfulName: It's a SealedEvilInACan [[spoiler:of the [[BiggerBad Demon King Demise]]]]. On another note, [[spoiler:where Link is the player's "link" to the game world, Demise is the player's "demise" whenever the player loses.]]
* MonsterProgenitor: He the origin for any demon, which have appeared in the Zelda Series.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Imprisoned... sounds pretty pleasant, doesn't it? [[spoiler:And wouldn't you love to have tea with a guy named Demise?]]
* NintendoHard: As well as being a very hard-hitter (The Imprisoned ramps up in difficulty every time you fight it), [[spoiler:the difficulty of Demise's boss fight is this trope, even more so in Hero Mode.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Neither he nor Ghirahim give any recognition to the name 'Demise', but it's the only word the humans could use to describe him.
* PaintingTheMedium: [[spoiler: Demise's text bubbles are cloudy with flame-like borders.]]
* ThePowerOfHate: After his defeat, [[spoiler:he curses the bloodlines and reincarnations of Link and Zelda to forever fight the manifestation of his hatred. This is, of course, Ganondorf.]]
* RestrainingBolt: The Sealing Spike in its forehead.
* RecurringBoss: The Imprisoned is fought [[spoiler: thrice]]. On a [[spoiler: meta level, every Zelda final boss is an incarnation of Demise]].
* {{Satan}}: He is implied to ge Hyrule's closest equivalent to him.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Imprisoned is sealed within the Sealed Grounds. It breaks free from its weakening seal several times and has to be resealed.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: In a villainous example of this trope, it's confirmed that [[spoiler:[[PigMan Ganon]] is the reincarnation of Demise. More specifically, his hatred. It's also implied that the other antagonists of the series are related to Demise in some way.]]
* StabTheSky: He does this in the 2nd phase of his boss fight. You can do the same.
* TheStoic: Even when he's being sealed away he remains calm.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Serves a very similar purpose that [[spoiler:staple villain Ganon(dorf) does in several games]]. However, it actually has an in-universe justification since [[spoiler:Ganon, being the reincarnation of Demise's hatred, is chronologically Demise's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.]]
* SwordBeam: Imbues his blade with lightning during the fight with him to fire blasts of electricity. Also an example of ShockAndAwe.
* TakeYourTime: Demise, when he first appears, actually allows Link time to go back and make preparations before the final battle.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: While not a pure example, the third form of the Imprisoned has a flying ability with shades of this, in that it allows you to send him to the bottom of the gorge instead of merely halting his advance as it would if he stayed on the ground.
* TimeLimitBoss: The player must defeat it before it reaches the Sealed Temple or they will receive a NonStandardGameOver. Fortunately, the player can stall The Imprisoned's progress, buying more time, but on the other hand, it can take time ''off'' the clock by dashing forward, [[spoiler:climbing along the walls and cliffs in the second encounter, or ''flying'' in the third]].
* TranquilFury: For a guy that talks about how much hate he has, he's surprisingly calm about it.
* VariableMix: The music in its battle adds a catchy drum beat when it's covering ground quickly or becomes chaotic and faster when it's on the final stretch. [[spoiler:Groose also gets his riff thrown in when he helps out, making a total of six different possible themes.]]
* VillainousLegacy: The game reveals that the machinations of Ganon are the legacy of Demise, the Demon King who cursed Link and Zelda to be plagued by an incarnation of his hatred forever, manifested in Ganondorf (and perhaps others).
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WalkingSpoiler: His very existence, and even his ''mention'', trigger this.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Demise doesn't have any fancy tricks beyond temporarily electrifying his sword with a lightning bolt, but the fact that [[spoiler:shield bashing him doesn't stun him, his extremely hard to dodge dash attack, and the complications adding by electrifying his sword]], that's all he needs.
* WorthyOpponent: Views both [[TheHero Link]] and [[spoiler:[[BigGood Hylia]]]] as one.
* YourSoulIsMine: He plans to absorb [[GodInHumanForm Zelda]]'s soul so he can gain immense power. Fortunately for her, that doesn't happen.
* ZombieGait: Once The Imprisoned gains arms, it walks this way.

!![[PlayingWithFire Pyroclastic Fiend, Scaldera]]

A fiery beast which Ghirahim summons in order to kill Link in the Earth Temple.

* BreathWeapon
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime King Dodongo]], in that he's the boss of the second fire-themed dungeon [[spoiler: that you defeat by primarily throwing bombs into his mouth.]]
* FeedItABomb
* GoForTheEye
* OurMonstersAreWeird: It's a [[BuffySpeak giant... rock... lava... monster... thing]].
* PlayingWithFire

!! [[ScaryScorpions Thousand-Year Arachnid, Moldarach]]

A scorpion-like boss located in the Lanayru Mining Facility.

* [[AttackItsWeakPoint Attack That]] [[GiantEnemyCrab not-Giant Enemy Crab]] ForMassiveDamage
* BigCreepyCrawlies
* DegradedBoss: Another Moldarach shows up in the Shipyard later in the game as a Mini-boss, but the battle goes by faster since the sword deals twice as much damage as the original encounter.
* {{Expy}}: Of Gohma, a staple enemy of the Zelda series. Her name also calls to mind Moldorm, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Twinmold]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Molgera]], three sand-burrowing bosses from earlier games.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: She has eyes in her claws.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If you ask Fi for advice on an Aracha she will note that they can live to be 1000 years old.
** Moldarach is the only boss in the game that [[spoiler: dies in the same small explosion as any common enemy. This hints that you're going to meet another of its kind later in the game.]]
* GoForTheEye: Link has to slash at her eyes in her claws.
* [[KingMook Queen Mook]]: Of her offspring, the Arachas. [[spoiler:The one in the Mining Facility isn't even a unique specimen, since Arachas are all over the desert, so another one is met in the Lanayru Shipyard.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: It telegraphs which claw it will attack with by having the eye in it glow red.
* ScaryScorpions

!![[MultiArmedAndDangerous Ancient Automaton, Koloktos]]

A huge, golden statue which Ghirahim brings to life with his dark magic. It is located in the Ancient Cistern.

* {{BFS}}: In the second stage of the battle, it has six swords in its hands, which Link can take advantage of.
* BringIt: This [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/7/7b/Golden_Statue.png official artwork]].
* CreepyDoll: Kinda has this trope going on with its face.
* EasilyDetachableRobotParts: Justified, given that the only thing holding it together is some sort of [[CastingAShadow dark magic]].
* GigglingVillain: Upon its defeat.
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Plays when it first assembles itself.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Link must use Koloktos's own swords against it.
* LightIsNotGood: He's got a golden color scheme and his room tends to be rather bright.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous
* PullingThemselvesTogether
* SlasherSmile: Upon its defeat. ''[[NightmareFuel And it's not there when it dies.]]''


!! [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Abyssal Leviathan, Tentalus]]

A tentacled beast which is encountered in the Lanayru Desert. Boss of the Sandship.

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* {{Cthulhumanoid}}
* CombatTentacles
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: While most of the other bosses are Ghirahim's monsters, this thing doesn't actually appear in the Sandship, it just suddenly appears out of nowhere and attacks the ship.
* GoForTheEye: Link has to shoot him in the eye.
* PrehensileHair: Eel-like head tentacles in the vein of {{Medusa}}.

!![[BodyHorror Ocular Parasite, Bilocyte]]

A parasite who seems to have lodged itself inside the whale deity Levias.

* BodyHorror: No wonder Levias was acting irritable-the thing's tentacles are the size of small buildings.
* GoForTheEye: Its weak point is its large, winged-pupil eye.
* TennisBoss: The only way to defeat it is by deflecting the slime attacks it throws at Link.

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!! [[BigGood Hylia]]

The Goddess who sealed the Demon King away. [[spoiler: [[GodInHumanForm Zelda]] is the reincarnation of [[AmnesiacGod Hylia]], and [[BigBad Ghirahim]] wants to capture Zelda so his [[BiggerBad master Demise]] can gain ultimate power.]]

* ActionGirl: Implied to be this in the prologue due to her wielding a sword, most likely Fi.
** Even moreso by the fact that the three goddesses had her protect the Triforce.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Knowing her chosen hero would stop at nothing to save her, she orchestrates Zelda's descent to the surface.]]
* BigGood
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Sets up more or less the entire game, including most of the dungeons, with the intent for her destined hero to create the Master Sword and claim the Triforce]].
* ChooserOfTheChosenOne
* GenreSavvy: See BatmanGambit.
* {{Hot God}}dess: In the special prequel manga in the back of the Hyrule Historia she is shown to be this.
* [[GodInHumanForm Goddess in Hylian Form]]: It's revealed through the last arc of the game that [[spoiler:[[WomanInWhite Zelda]] is Hylia [[AmnesiacGod reincarnated.]] ]]
* GodOfGood
* {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch: Given that [[spoiler:Hylia's plans for her and Link never took into account their feelings on the matter, Zelda thinks so]].
* MythologyGag: Hyrule and Lake Hylia, as seen in later games, are named for her. Also, a very specific and ''very'' subtle one that connects it to the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]]: [[spoiler: In the first game, the manual explains that the pointy-eared Hylian people are said to be ''descended from the gods''.]]
* WomanInWhite: The manga has her appear in a white dress. It's implied to be the same one that Zelda later wears.
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: Is seen as this by [[BiggerBad Demise]]. He finds her human reincarnation, Zelda, to be rather underwhelming in comparison.]]

!! [[CoolOldGuy Gaepora]]

[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Skyward_Sword_Gaepora_Portrait_627.png]]

Zelda's father, and the headmaster of the Knight school.

* AsYouKnow: Said word for word when he explains about the connection between Skyloftians and their Loftwings.
* BigOlEyebrows
** BigOlUnibrow
* CoolOldGuy
* TheDumbledore
* MrExposition: Mainly when it comes to Skyloft's history.
* MythologyGag: His name is explicitly a reference to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Kaepora Gaebora]]. He also bears a resemblance to Rauru, who was [[WordOfGod eventually confirmed]] to be the original form of the aforementioned owl. His eyebrows also somewhat resemble the horns of an owl, as does the intense glare of his neutral facial expression resemble an owl's eyes.
* TheObiWan: Implied.

!! Instructors Owlan and Horwell

Two instructors that assist Gaepora and the students in the academy.

* {{Adorkable}}: Owlan, when you give him [[spoiler:a Kikwi.]]
* CuteKitten: Horwell always takes care of Gaepora's Remlit Mia so much that he feels he wants one. Because of the Remlits turning into vicious little things at night, he puts Mia out.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Horwell.
* ForScience: Owlan has a fascination with plant research that he wishes to find new species. [[spoiler:And that includes fetching him a Kikwi, which is both a fauna and flora example much to his delight.]]

!! [[GangOfBullies Cawlin and Strich]]

Groose's lackeys.

* BeetleManiac: Strich, who is probably a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Agitha]], considering both of them have a fascination with bugs and can give Link ridiculous amounts of money.
* CoDragons: To Groose.
* FatAndSkinny: Cawlin and Strich respectively.
* FriendToBugs: Strich, to the extent that he actually ''buys bugs from people''.
* GangOfBullies: Groose, Cawlin and Strich.
* {{Gonk}}: Both of them, Strich a little more so.
* {{Jerkass}}: Strich later shows a nice side, but Cawlin is a jerk through and through.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Or maybe bronze. Strich. He ''did'' help kidnap Link's Loftwing, but he's happy to talk to Link regarding bugs, and later on in the game he's genuinely sorry for wanting to keep Beedle's bug despite the guy being so stressed over it. Though, he was willing to keep the bug anyway unless Link beat his challenge.
* HypocriticalHumour: Cawlin [[{{Jerkass}} snickers at]] [[HopelessSuitor Groose]] for being upset over Zelda's disappearance. [[spoiler: Later on in the game he's ''much'' more upset when he doesn't get to hook up with Karane.]]
** LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Delivering the letter to the ghost in the bathroom instead will not only upset Cawlin so badly, but every night said ghost will haunt him. Who's worse, the jerk who throws eggs in the Wing Ceremony or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential the guy whose 'bungling' gets the guy haunted by a lovestruck ghost every night?]]]]

!! Pipit, Karane, and Fledge

Other students at the Skyloft Academy.

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Pipit's mother. Dear god, [[TrashOfTheTitans Pipit's mother.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Fledge, especially since the sidequest involving him requires Link to repeatedly visit his dorm room at night.
* BrokenAce: Pipit is a senior class student, a Loftwing expert, crushed on by Karane and is constantly upbeat and happy to help Link out. [[spoiler: As it turns out he's barely able to pay the Knight Academy tuition fees due to his mother constantly squandering their money, causing him to stay up all night patrolling the grounds. What makes it worse is that it's one of the few problems that Link can't help with and potentially can actively harm, by playing the cleaning minigame repeatedly.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Thanks to an insane regimen of exercise aided by stamina potion, Fledge eventually becomes strong enough to do thousands of push-ups in a setting and lift a huge barrel with one arm, although he doesn't bulk up in any visible way.
* CleopatraNose: Pipit's nose is long and down-turned.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Karane, who during the game has Pipit and Cawlin falling for her. Fi even points it out.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Inverted, Pipit is a good guy who's quite mean to his mother [[spoiler:because she is a lazy woman who would rather pay Link to clean the house, money they only have because Pipit must work hard doing night patrols and he plans on using it on his tuition.]]
* {{Expy}}: Fledge is one for [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Colin]], as a weak boy who eventually toughens up thanks to Link.
* GirlishPigtails: Karane
* LoveTriangle: A Type 4 happens between Karane, Pipit and Cawlin. [[spoiler: Karane ends up dating Pipit.]]
** It's worth noting that [[spoiler: if you give Cawlin's letter to the hand instead, Karane does not end up dating Pipit and actually begins flirting with Link, just like every other girl on Skyloft]].
* MeaningfulName: Fledge is a pun on "Fledgling," which befits his personality.
* SempaiKohai: Pipit acts as the Sempai to Link and the other students.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Karane (tomboy) and Zelda (girly-girl). According to [[AllThereInTheManual background info]], they're close friends.
* TwiceShy: Pipit and Karane, before the side-quest with Cawlin's letter.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Karane and Zelda are the only two girls in the Academy.

!! [[CuteGhostGirl ???]] ([[AllThereInTheManual Phoeni]])

A ghostly hand of a young girl that haunts the Academy's toilet. Her name is unknown.

* AllThereInTheManual: Her name is given as Phoeni in the Prima ''Skyward Sword'' guide, and so fans generally take to call her that.
* CuteGhostGirl: We actually only see her hand, but it's a pretty cute hand, and she generally acts pretty nice.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Her reaction to Cawlin.
* NoNameGiven: Even Fi is unable to find out her name in its analysis.
* RunningGag[=/=]MythologyGag: She continues a tradition of [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment totally random]] [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext toilet hands at night]] from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]''.

!! [[GiantFlyer Link's Bird]]

A Loftwing of a rare red color who has a bond with Link.

* BondCreatures
* {{Expy}}: of Epona
* GiantFlyer
* HorseOfADifferentColor
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority
* NoNameGiven

!! {{G|adgeteerGenius}}ondo, [[HonestJohnsDealership Rupin]], [[ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa Luv]], [[HenpeckedHusband Bertie]], [[FortuneTeller Sparrot]], [[TeamChef Piper]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Peatrice]], and [[OverprotectiveDad Peater]]

These eight people are located in the Skyloft Bazaar, offering various services to Link [[note]]Note that Piper is only located in the Bazaar and doesn't offer any service to Link, while Peater's mini-game is located on a different island.[[/note]].

* {{Acrofatic}}: Peater is rotund and looks incredibly out of shape, but is quick enough with his tiny sword (much smaller than Link's, even at the beginning of the game) to cut a stalk of bamboo upwards of 30 times before it falls.
* BigEater: Fi mentions that Luv's hobbies are eating and sleeping.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Luv and Bertie, respectively. Luv's relative girth is at least partially a result of her BigEater tendencies.
* CrystalBall: Sparrot uses one to foresee the future. In his sidequest it breaks and Link has to get him a new one.
* DefrostingIceQueen: The more you visit her at the Item Check, the more Peatrice will loosen up and become enamoured with Link. She is a classic {{Tsundere}}, starting out tsun-tsun (with lines like "not that I care, anyway") and becoming dere-dere, gushing everytime she sees Link.
* {{Expy}}: Rupin is like the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Happy Mask Salesman]] with his creepiness removed, mainly because his "shop smile" drops pretty frequently, and isn't present at all if you meet him at night. Gondo has similarities to Wind Waker's Gonzo, both being loud and boisterous, but good at heart.
* FortuneTeller: Sparrot.
* GadgeteerGenius: Gondo, who along with upgrading your items likes to tinker with things in all his spare time. [[spoiler: Becomes helpful when he needs to repair his grandpa's robot for Link.]]
* HartmanHips: Piper.
* HenpeckedHusband: Bertie, to Luv.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Rupin, though he isn't dishonest about his wares, just puts on an overly-friendly demeanor to sell his stuff.
* IWasQuiteTheLooker: Peater, apparently, before he started putting on the pounds.
* TheInsomniac: Bertie, thanks to his crying kid. The typical crankiness that comes with this trope is averted though.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Peatrice, towards Link.
* StepfordSmiler: Rupin appears overly cheerful and bubbly while running his shop at the Bazaar, but drops this act at night.
* TeamChef: Piper serves this role, though she usually spends more time making the food than letting people eat it.
* TopHeavyGuy: Gondo.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Peatrice. Although Peater apparently used to be better looking.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Despite his impressive UtilityBelt, Gondo somehow does all his repairs and upgrades with a simple screwdriver.

!! [[PurpleProse Beedle]]

A shopkeeper who continuously pedals on a bike to keep his airship afloat.

* BeetleManiac: He loves his prized horned beetle.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Has shades. Some of the items he sells he admits he doesn't know what they do, but he'll still charge you more than a thousand rupees for them.
* KarmicTrickster: If you enter his shop, look at the merchendise and then try to leave without buying anything, he chastises you for wasting his time and pedaling energy, and pulls a lever that drops you out of his flying shop through a trapdoor.
* LegacyCharacter
* {{Pun}}: Beedle has a pet beetle.
* PurpleProse: Beedle's "real persona", which he assumes only outside of work hours, ''is'' this trope.
* StealthPun: Beedle, being a merchant, keeps his shop flying by generating electricity with a stationary bicycle. What's another word for merchant? [[spoiler: He's a peddler.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Compared to his past appearances. There's no more membership cards for discounts and eventual rewards and the discount he gives you for finding his lost rare beetle only extends to the next item you buy, his prices reach into the 4-digit range, and if you leave the shop without buying anything he yells at you for making him pedal harder due to the added weight, then drops you out a trap door.
** TookALevelInKindness: His past appearances are his future appearances in the chronology.

!! [[NiceGuy Batreaux]]

A demon in Skyloft who wishes to become human.

* AscendedDemon: If you collect all the Gratitude Crystals, he becomes a human. Mostly.
* {{Camp}}: That he's a big, imposing demon doesn't take away from the fact.
* CollectionSidequest: Gratitude crystals.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He may have a demonic face but is otherwise a nice and considerate being.
* {{Expy}}: Roughly similair to the Skulltula family from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]], as he wants you to gather a certain amount of a type of item to become human, and rewards you with gratuitous amounts of rupees and wallet upgrades for helping him.
* [[FaceOfAThug Face of a Demon]]: Unless you help him.
* HumanityEnsues: See above.
* MookMaker: Unintentionally, his demonic aura attracts monsters to Skyloft. Once he's human they vanish and the Remlits become tame.
* NiceGuy: He just has a bad reputation.
* NobleDemon: Literally!
* PinocchioSyndrome: The reason he wants so many Gratitude Crystals is so that he can become human.
* UnclePennybags: He's implied to be very rich judging by the amount of Rupee wallets he can give Link. He's also a nice, amicable guy.

!! Pumm and Kina

This father and daughter team are the owners of The Lumpy Pumpkin. A pub popular with the Skyloft Academy Knights that specializes in Pumpkin-related food like Pumpkin Soup. At one point, Link breaks their chandelier, starting several sidequests.

* BerserkButton: To Pumm, it's breaking the chandelier, but it's inevitable if the player seeks to reach HundredPercentCompletion.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Kina. A few boys (and a mogma) at the Lumpy Pumpkin are seen fawning over her, and Fi calls her "the pretty face of the Lumpy Pumpkin.
* {{Expy}}: They appear to be the latest in a line of characters based off [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Tarin and Marin]]. Although they don't play as big a role this time around.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Kina

!! [[AdventureArchaeologist Gorko]]

A Goron archeologist who is trying to uncover the history of the surface and sky worlds.

* AdventureArchaeologist: Gorko is fascinated with Skyloft culture, and asks Link for help on his research. He also likes to travel to dangerous places just to get some research.
* LargeHam: Becomes one when he gets really excited.
* MediumAwareness: Has some awareness of the kind of setting he's in, but never seems to grasp that he's repeatedly bumping into [[ChosenOne the goddess's chosen hero]].
* MrExposition: Tends to take on this role, especially when it comes to explaining the Goddess Walls and Gossip Stones.
* RecurringTraveller: Early on, you find him all over the place on the surface investigating ancient mysteries, but later in the game he permanently stays next to the Goddess Wall behind the Sealed Temple.
* SpockSpeak / VerbalTic: He rarely uses contractions, if at all. From the perspective of his scholarly experience and the fact that he's not a Hylian, it makes design sense.

!! [[LargeAndInCharge Bucha]]

Bucha is the elder of the Kikwi who gives Link a slingshot if he is able to find four of the missing Kikwi.

* {{Expy}}: Of the Great Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time.
* LargeAndInCharge: The other Kikwis are smaller than Link, he's larger than most of the game's enemies.
* {{Leitmotif}}
* PaperThinDisguise: He ''thinks'' he's a MasterOfDisguise, but he's so huge that he stands out a mile.
* VerbalTic: He caps off his sentences with his name.

!! Machi, Oolo, Lopsa, and Erla

They are Kikwi who Link has to find in order to get the Slingshot from Bucha.

* ParanoiaFuel: InUniverse, Lopsa can't stop thinking bad things will happen to the forest [[spoiler:even after Faron flooded it to get rid of the monsters]]. He lets it go after commenting on it, though.
* {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s
* VerbalTic: They cap off their sentences with their names.

!! Ledd and Cobal

Two Mogmas that Link first meets in Eldin Volcano. Ledd seems to be the SmartGuy of the two.

* {{Leitmotif}}
* MeaningfulName: They are both frequently found underground. So are the elements Lead and Cobalt.
* MoleMen
* SmartGuy: Ledd
* ThoseTwoGuys

!! {{F|ishPeople}}aron

A dragon-like deity that lives at Lake Floria.

* FantasticRacism: She prefers having the humans gone from the woods, even when they had complete respect for nature.
* FishPeople
* GoodIsNotNice: She's far from the most personable or considerate of dragons, but she is one of the Goddess' chosen servants and does prove a valuable ally.
* {{Jerkass}}: She has a good mind to eat the hermit that helped you find her, [[spoiler: she floods the woods to get rid of the monsters not caring about the Kikwis or the nearby Sealed Temple, she refuses to let Link know her part of the final song even after he saved her and she clearly thinks lowly of her fellow two dragons.]]
** The hermit may have been a joke; she obviously never follows through on this. And [[spoiler: the Kikwis don't actually mind the flooding.]]
* {{Kimono}}: She wears one of these, or at least the Hylian equivalent.
* MakingASplash
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: You first encounter her in a basin tending her wounds, which as she is quick to inform you came from Ghirahim. Prior to those injuries, she was eating her way through his Bokoblin hordes - literally, with some of them. Even jerk dragons know what evil is, apparently.
* OldMaster
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Her response to the rising monster population in Faron Woods is to [[spoiler: flood the entire place, regardless of the Kikwi living there. Though in her defense the Kikwi don't seem to mind it, Bucha even enjoying the change of scenery.]]
** WellIntentionedExtremist

!! Eldin

One of the legendary dragons that lives in the Eldin province.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Inverted, since we see the 'beware' side first when he causes Eldin Volcano to erupt, presumably to chase away the rising Bokoblin population.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His eruption knocks out Link, causing him to lose his sword and adventure pouch, and while he's unconscious the Bokoblins steal everything except his sail.
* OldMaster
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PaletteSwap: Kind of looks like Faron, except red.
* PlayingWithFire
* VolcanoLair: He actually lives inside Eldin Volcano.

!! [[IncurableCoughOfDeath Lanayru]]

The third legendary dragon, who resides in the past version of Lanayru Desert.

* TheAgeless: Implied to be this. However, he can "die" from other causes, or at least become unable to move, as evidenced by his skeleton, had the player not cured him of his illness. It still responds by lighting up his eyes, much like how the robots still respond, but cannot move or speak as he is only bones.
* BossRush: He runs it.
* CoolOldGuy: The eldest of the dragons with a love of helping to train heroes.
* GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath: In the present.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: The reason why he's deceased in the present.
** AndIMustScream: The eyes of his skull are glowing when he's first encountered. Unclear if he's still alive or it's just remnants of his power. From a gameplay point of view it's solely to clue you in to the identity of the skeleton.
* OldMaster
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PostModernMagic: He may have developed the Ancient Robots, and even suggests designating Link with a model number, despite being an ageless dragon created eons ago by Hylia.
* ShockAndAwe
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike the other two he's initially dead, lacks a flow of his element down his belly (Instead having a few glowy horizontal bars), and in personality is much more excitable and affable than the snobby Faron and nice-but-serious Eldin.
* UnexplainedRecovery: So why is he seen flying [[spoiler:with the other dragons when Link completes the Song of the Hero]]? Since he technically died in the past and was cured in that same time, he no longer needs to be around a Timeshift stone anymore. Though disabling the timeshift stone will not keep him there; he must have moved elsewhere during that time.

!! Great Spirit of the Skies, Levias

A huge whale-like deity.

* DemonicPossession: Is a victim of it by Bilocyte.
* {{Expy}}: Looks a bit like both [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening the Wind Fish]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass the Ocean King.]] Likewise, his being possessed by a demon which also is the boss is similar to that of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Jabu-]][[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Jabu]].
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from Leviathan, whose name also means whale.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pumm's pumpkin soup.


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[[folder: Races]]

!![[RidiculouslyCuteCritter The Kikwi]]

A race of potato-shaped, Kiwi bird-esque creatures that live in Faron Woods.

* {{Expy}}: The creatures live in a forest under the rule of a Deku Tree-like chieftain, which brings to mind the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Kokiri]] and the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Koroks]].
* {{Leitmotif}}
* MasterOfDisguise: Their ability to look like a normal piece of grass is quite effective. Except for the elder, Bucha.
* {{Planimal}}s
* {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s
* ThemeNaming: All of them are named after various kinds of tea, such as Bucha from Kombucha, Machi from Macha, Oolo from Oolong etc. Their names in other language versions are other kinds of tea.
* VerbalTic: They cap off their sentences with their names.

!![[MoleMen The Mogmas]]

A race of lava dwellers that seemingly take the place of the Gorons as the resident fire-themed race. All of them seemingly took fashion tips from [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]].

* {{Distressed Dude}}s: Two of them are captives in the Fire Sanctuary.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks With Hearts of Gold]]: They all come off as rather gruff when first meeting Link, but they're really nice guys who are more than willing to help him out.
* {{Leitmotif}}: When you talk to them, a particularly jazzy track plays in the background.
* LovableRogue: They happily chat about robbing the local temple, but they aren't bad guys at all.
* MoleMen
* PunnyName: "Mogma" (モグマ) comes from "mogura" (モグラ), which is Japanese for "mole".
* ThemeNaming: Their names tend to be a spin on the names of metal-based chemical elements; for instance, you have Cobal for "cobalt," Ledd for "lead," Guld for "gold," etc.
** OddNameOut: The Mogma that runs the thrill digger mini-game is named Tubert, which is derived from "tuber". Found buried in the ground, but not a metal, but a plant part (like a potato).
* TopHeavyGuy: All of them. {{Justified|Trope}}, as without them they probably couldn't dig.

!![[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods The Parella Tribe]]

A tribe of Squid-like creatures that live in Lake Floria.

* CoolKey: The key to the Water Dragon's chamber is a Parella's ''head''.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods
* {{Expy}}: They bear a striking resemblance to the River Zoras from the NES-SNES era. It's probably not coincidental.
* FantasticRacism: They don't exactly take kindly to people other than their own. Fairly justified with their hatred of humans since the first 'human' they met was [[BigBad Ghirahim.]]
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The red one, named Jellyf is described as being the leader of her species because she is more intelligent than the others.

!! [[MechanicalLifeforms Ancient Robots]]

A tribe of small robotic creatures that live mainly in the past version of Lanayru region.

* AbsurdlyDedicatedWorker: Their entire purpose is to dig for Timeshift Stones, with the exception of a few, such as Skipper, his crew, and Scrapper.
* AndIMustScream: They are still partially active and possibly aware even while they are rusted pieces of junk. And they're stuck that way unless Link is around to hit a Timeshift stone for them, but worse of all, considering their durability, they may still be there in subsequent games, trapped under the desert with no hope of escape.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gondo's robot Scrapper. The rest of the robots vary from gruff and unhelpful (the robots hard at work in the mine) to neutral (the ones infront of the dungeon) to friendly and helpful (the Skipper, and the robot that gives Link a "current" map of the region)
* CuteMachines
* InterspeciesRomance: Scrapper has a rather one-sided crush on [[EmotionlessGirl Fi.]] Strictly PlayedForLaughs. A double CargoShip.
* MechanicalLifeforms
* RaymanianLimbs: Their hands are attached to their body by some sort of electrical current.
* TrappedInThePast: The Timeshift Stones are the only things keeping them from dying out.
** They are all dead already, except for Scrapper because he was repaired and is active in the present. The Timeshift Stones merely let you go into the past of an area for a while, and don't actually restore anything. Skipper is an odd case in that while he's living in the past as well, he seems to be able to see the present outside of the time radius and is fully aware about the state of the "sea" and that he's basically not really alive anymore.

!![[WalkingTheEarth The Gorons]]

So far the only race that remains from previous games, besides the Hylians of course.

* RuleOfThree: You come across a total of three Gorons in the game.
* WalkingTheEarth: Possibly. As the Gorons have no real home at this point in the timeline (with their usual dwellings in other games being used by the Mogmas), they seem to be nomadic in this game, appearing all over the place to aid [[TheHero Link]].

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[[folder:Mooks]]

!![[TheHorde The Bokoblins]]
The most prominent enemy race in the game, and one of the most common. They have a loose society, mostly traveling in gangs looking for places to pillage, or being under the command of Ghirahim.

* AlwaysChaoticEvil
* CallBack: One of the Bokoblins in [[spoiler: the final face-off with Ghirahim]] plays the flute song from LinkToThePast on his monster horn.
* FakeUltimateMook: The Bokoblin leaders, encountered early in the game, seem to be the ultimate type of Bokoblin. They're soon overshadowed by Blue Bokoblins, Moblins, and Technoblins.
* FatBastard: They're rather fat, and none of them have redeeming qualities. Taken to [[UpToEleven extreme levels]] with the [[GiantMook Moblins]], [[{{Squick}} which are fat enough to have]] JigglePhysics in their gut.
* FanDisservice: The Moblins are huge, fat, and wear nipple rings and thongs.
* EliteMook: Blue Bokoblins. The guide even refers to them as "the truly elite of the Bokoblin family."
* GiantMook: Moblins forgo their usual [[PigMan pig]]/bulldog look for this, though it's worth noting that they still make very pig-like snorts while patrolling.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: ''Leopard'' print, to be specific.
* {{Gonk}}: Especially the Moblins.
* MascotMook: To ''Skyward Sword''.
* TheHorde: Probably rivals the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Bulblins]] in this department. Before the last fight with Ghirahim, you'll face an endless supply of them till you reach one of his barriers.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: The Ancient Cistern's basement houses undead Bokoblins called Cursed Bokoblins.
* PantyShot: [[FanDisservice Unfortunately frequent]]. Even as decaying zombies.
* RunningGag: Their undergarments are always mentioned in Fi's scans of them.
* TooDumbToLive: Despite being [[TookALevelInBadass a bit more competent in combat]], they're still pretty damn stupid. This is even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in Fi's description of them.
** To give you an idea, throwing a bomb at them will make them take cover... even if that "cover" is lava.
** When fighting the army of them, some of them will use lit bombs. If you don't get within their throwing range they won't throw them, and will blow themselves up.
*** And if you ''don't'' kill them but remain out of range, they'll throw the bombs, [[HerdHittingAttack likely taking out the massive group of Bokoblin massing for attack.]]

!![[LizardFolk Lizalfos]]
The unmistakable race of lizards that don't appear as frequently as Bokoblins, but are still quite prominent. They fight with their massive stone gauntlets, spiked tails, and their fire breath, and are far more competent fighters than Bokoblins.

* BewareMyStingerTail: Their tails have spiked balls at the end, which they take advantage of in combat.
* BreathWeapon: They can breath fire. The later Dark Lizalfos breath cursed energy that disables Link's use of the sword.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: If you try to snipe them with a long-distance weapon, they'll always block it, even if they shouldn't possibly predict it coming. Although, this only applies to assaults to the front; their backsides are fair game.
* TheComputerShallTauntYou: If they block your attack they'll stick their tongues out at you and make mocking sounds. Which actually provides an [[TooDumbToLive excellent opportunity]] to strike them, provided you attack them from the right angle as if you hit the gauntlet instead, they retaliate with a {{Shoryuken}}.
* LightningBruiser: In addition to being quite durable and hard-hitting, Lizalfos are very good at dodging Link's sword.
* LizardFolk
* {{Shoryuken}}: If a Lizalfos blocks Link's sword with its gauntlet, it immediately follows up with a Shoryuken.
* UndergroundMonkey: Later on in the game there's a dark variation of the typical Lizalfos, which are capable of cursing Link with their breath.

!![[BlobMonster Chu Chus]]
Slimy creatures appearing in nearly every location, ranging from small to large.

* AsteroidsMonster: The bigger versions will split into smaller versions when cut.
* BlobMonster
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: One for each region. There are red versions (Eldin Volcano) that set you on fire, yellow versions (Lanayru Desert) that electrify themselves, and blue (Skyloft) and green versions (Faron Woods) that...don't really do anything. There's also purple ones that [[spoiler:live underwater when Faron floods her woods.]]
* GiantMook: The biggest kind of Chu Chu is truly gigantic.
* TheGoomba: The blue and green versions are the weakest, most basic enemies in the game.
* PersonalSpaceInvader: Their one attack is to leap and cling onto Link.

!![[FrogsAndToads Spumes]]
Aquatic, frog-like creatures which come in many different varieties, appearing in basically every region of the game.

* CartoonCreature: They resemble frogs more than anything else, but it's hard to determine. They seem to be a mix of various types of reptiles.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Much like the Chu Chus, there are red "Magma Spumes" in Eldin Volcano, purple "Cursed Spumes" in the Volcano Summit, yellow "Electro Spumes" in Lanayru Desert, and blue "Aqua Spumes" in the Lanayru Sand Sea.
* FrogsAndToads
* LavaIsBoilingKoolAid: They can swim in lava.
* SandIsWater: Yeah, they swim in sand, too.

!![[DemBones Stalfos]]
The reanimated skeletons of human knights who fought and died centuries ago but still continue to fight. A stronger variant called the Stalmaster has an extra pair of arms. There are also skeletal three-headed snake monsters called Staldras that can only be defeated by cutting off all three heads at once. Except for the Staldras, Stalfos are MiniBoss-level enemies which appear in the dungeons of Faron Woods.

* BadassArmfold: Stalmasters.
* DemBones
* DualWielding: Their use of two (or, in the case of Stalmasters, four) swords requires that you carefully aim your sword swings.
* EliteMooks: The Stalmasters.
* HydraProblem: Staldras.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: The aforementioned Stalmasters.
* MultipleHeadCase: Staldras.
* TheUndead

!![[MechaMooks Armos, Beamos, and Sentrobes]]
The game's resident MechaMooks, native only to time-shifted areas of the Lanayru region. Although they are robotic, they have a certain {{mayincatec}} feel to their design.

* ColorContrast: They have a red-and-blue motif as part of their designs, a CallForward to a similar motif among Gerudo designs.
* EyeBeam: Guess how Beamos defend themselves?
* MechaMooks
* {{Mayincatec}}: They look more like mechanical totems and tikis than traditional robots, especially the Armos.
* [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Our Robots Are Different:]] Advanced robots with {{Mayincatec}} designs.
* RuleOfThree: There are a total of 3 robotic enemies in the game.
* SegmentedSerpent: As in every game, you can kill a Beamos by nicking it in its eye with an arrow, but until you get a bow, you'll have to settle for slashing its segments off and then stabbing the eye.

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