Characters in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. ''Be aware of unmarked, very sensitive spoilers in regards of the main characters''.


!!Main Characters

!!!Voiced by: Sachi Matsumoto

->''"[I'm] an ally of justice!"''

Link lived a peaceful, happy, [[FeatheredFiend giant enemy bird]]-free life on sunny Outset Island until his birthday, when [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive his adorable little sister Aryll was kidnapped by a giant enemy bird.]] Link set out to do what any KnightTemplarBigBrother would -- find his little sister, rescue her, and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown stab whoever took her, preferably repeatedly.]] However, it turned out that the kidnapping of his sister was part of something much bigger; having ChronicHeroSyndrome, he decides to put a stop to it.
* ABirthdayNotABreak: Aryll was kidnapped on his birthday.
* {{Adorkable}}: A screeching large ham, who gladly helps any in need while proclaiming himself an ally of justice. Also let the record show he once impersonated a cat.
* AnimalMotifs: Cats. He has large, cat-like eyes and rides the King of Red Lions. Additionally, in an optional stealth sidequest, if he's heard but not seen, he'll impersonate a cat's cry to keep cover.
* BadassAdorable: To put things into perspective, he's one of the few Links that actually '''[=KILLS=]''' Ganondorf instead of sealing him. His badassery doesn't affect his innocence and cheerful attitude.
* BadassNormal: This incarnation of Link is just a kid with a sword and some special equipment he finds lying around, and a whole lot of [[{{Determinator}} determination]]. The King of Red Lions says he has no connection to the Hero of Time whatsoever. This Link wasn't destined for anything, he's just some kid who [[spoiler:repowered the Master Sword, reclaimed the Triforce of Courage, and killed Ganondorf not because of destiny, but to protect his sister and the world. In fact, if the Spirit of the Hero was sent back to the child timeline with the Hero of Time, this Link doesn't even have ''THAT'' going for him]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a sweet, slightly dopey little kid until you mess with someone close to him.
* {{BFS}}: The Darknut swords are bigger than him, but he can still swing them about.
* BigBrotherInstinct: When Aryll is first kidnapped, he's so determined to get to her that he nearly ''runs off a cliff'' trying to do so.
* BladeOnAStick: He can take spears from defeated or disarmed Moblins and wield them in battle.
* BlueIsHeroic: His pajamas.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: As with most Links, he gets a nice bow to go along with that awesome sword of his.
* BreakoutCharacter: Well, not him, but since his debut his design has been extensively used in other ''Zelda'' games rather than designing a different child look. Those other games do change his background, though.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's first introduced slacking off on top of a tower. That said, his fencing mentor says he's a natural with a sword, he takes to marksmanship very easily, is a master sailor, slays armies, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and is an expert at winning auctions.]]
* CameraFiend: Once you get the Picto Box.
* TheChampion: For Aryll at first, then [[spoiler:Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule later (incidentally, not so much for Tetra in this case since she prefers to be a [[LittleMissBadass spunky doer instead of a passive observer/hostage]]).]]
* TheChewToy: A running gag involves him being launched into the air, smacking into a stone wall, and falling several stories.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Even though his main objective is saving his little sister and defeating Ganondorf, he will still help anyone else he can on the way.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: In this case, they're just clothes all boys on Outset Island wear when they reach a certain age (presumably the age that the Link from ''Ocarina of Time'' set out on his quest to save Hyrule). So, in this case, the legend defined the clothes (though Link writes his own legend regardless).
* CoolBoat: A talking red boat with a lion's figurehead. Can't get much cooler than that.
* CoolSword: The Master Sword.
* CrazyPrepared: Has a weapon/item for every possible situation.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The King of Red Lions remarks that he's "surprisingly dull-witted." Doesn't seem to stop him from conquering dungeon after dungeon.
* TheDeterminator: Practically his superpower.
* DieChairDie: All Links seem to share an instinctive hatred of pottery and tall grass.
* DorkKnight: Both because of his [[{{Adorkable}} mannerisms]] and the fact that unlike most incarnations, this Link ''was not'' the ChosenOne.
* DropTheHammer: The Skull Hammer, and it's as big as he is.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: He gains access to magic in the game (namely, a souped-up spin attack, a full-body barrier, and the fire and ice arrows).
* {{Expy}}: Directly inspired by the Hero of Time. In-universe, he's this to Adult Link while out-of-universe, he closely resembles Young Link, the opposite situation of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Hero of Twilight]].
* {{Foil}}: As with the other Triforce bearers, Great Sea-era Link is a foil to [[Characters/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess his Twilight-era counterpart]]. While TP!Link is the direct descendant of the Hero of Time and explicitly chosen by the goddesses, TWW!Link is [[KnightTemplarBigBrother just pissed that someone took his sister]] and completely disregarded by friend and foe alike [[TheUnchosenOne until he makes a proper name for himself]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also]], ''Twilight Princess'' got a serious manga adaptation while ''Wind Waker'' got a 4-koma collection.
* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler:Lampshaded by Ganondorf. The monsters that were frozen before he removed the Master Sword unfreeze, and he doesn't suspect that anything was up.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Heroic, noble, and kind.
* TheHero: But of course. Though he had to earn his status as such through many trials.
* HeroicLineage: [[spoiler:{{Averted}}, this Link is not related to any previous Link at all. This one just stepped up as the SecondComing, of sorts, of the Hero of Time.]]
* HeroicMime: Usually only talks in dialogue trees. [[SubvertedTrope However]], this Link does actually [[ speak]] [[ twice]][[note]]Meowing counts as speech, right?[[/note]].
* {{Irony}}: Most Links are {{Olympic Swimmer}}s. Meanwhile, he's limited by a stamina meter despite the fact that he should logically be the best swimmer of all (seeing as he grew up on an island in the middle of the ocean).
* ItsPersonal: Moreso than other Links of the past, this Link's adventure starts when they hit him in the family.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Off a cliff, no less.
* KidHero: Somewhere between 9 and 12 at the start of his journey.
* KleptomaniacHero: If it even vaguely looks useful and isn't nailed down, Link will nab it.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Ganondorf was already screwed as soon as his bird even ''dared to touch'' Aryll.
* LegacyCharacter: Though he is [[TheUnchosenOne not actually "chosen"]] to be the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Hero Of Time's]] successor at first.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Hero of the Winds". It's taken from the main Zelda theme.
* MacheteMayhem: He can take them from defeated or disarmed Bokoblins and wield them in battle. In Dragon Roost Cavern, players actually have to use them to smash wooden barriers.
* MagicMusic: The Wind Waker is a magical baton that lets him control the direction of the wind, teleport himself, and other such things.
* NiceHat: Still sports his iconic green hat (Except in NewGamePlus).
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:He got the Master Sword, only it turns out that removing it also removed the seal on the Triforce of Power, meaning he returned Ganondorf to full strength.]]
* NotQuiteFlight: He's incapable of flight, yet needs to reach the otherwise inaccessible Forbidden Forest. The Great Deku Tree and his Koroks improvise with a magical Deku Leaf that allows him to glide long-distance.
* OddlyVisibleEyebrows: In a rare video game example, the graphics make it so that Link's eyebrows show up fully through his hair. If you angle the camera right, you'll even see that his ''eyes'' will show through his hair as well.
* PajamaCladHero: In the NewGamePlus.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though he's raised by his grandma, so his parents are never really brought up.
* PlotTailoredToTheParty: No matter how bizarre the magical knicknacks he picks up, he'll find ''some'' way to kill at least one giant monster with it.
* RaisedByGrandparents: His parents are nowhere to be found, or even mentioned; Link and Aryll's grandma is, as far as we know, the one who raised them.
* ScreamingWarrior: Especially when performing a Hurricane Spin. This incarnation of Link is particularly hot-blooded.
* SecondComing: Years after the Hero of Time failed to return when Ganondorf was released from captivity, a new hero by the name of Link would be recognized by Ganondorf as "the Hero of Time, reborn".
* TheSouthpaw: Just like most Links, he's left-handed.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Despite Links in the series being HeroicMute in nature with dialog trees he makes a lot more vocalizations, which gives him more of a personality to boot.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Elixir Soup, which will provide a lot of hearts and double damage to enemies when eaten.
* TheUnchosenOne: He actually has to get the Triforce of Courage in order to be considered a successor to the Hero of Time.
* VagueAge: Link's age in this game is among the most debated ages in the series, with estimates ranging from as young as 9 (from confirmations that Link in ''Ocarina of Time'' is 9 years old and because Link in ''The Wind Waker'' is supposed to be the same age as Link from ''Ocarina of Time'') to as old as 17 (from the latter reason above). Most people (and some translations), however, place his age at 12, using both the Nintendo Power guide for the game and trophy information in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.


[[folder:The King of Red Lions]]
!!The King of Red Lions

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Link's sidekick here is a talking red sailboat capable of carrying him all over the Great Sea and giving him advice.
* AnimateInanimateObject: He's a talking boat for most of the game.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:As a relic of Hyrule, he uses his boat self to look for the second coming of the Hero of Time to stop Ganondorf and find his descendant, so she can be made aware of her past before the frozen ruins of Hyrule at the bottom of the sea can finally be washed away with him (and Ganon himself) along with it so her future can have a fresh start.]]
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His figurine describes his full name as "one that is truly fit for royalty": [[spoiler:Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule]].
* BigGood: The counterpart of Ganon, the BigBad.
* BootstrappedLeitmotif: A redux of [[spoiler:the Hyrule Castle]] theme.
* CoolBoat: A talking boat who used to [[spoiler:be the King of Hyrule]].
* ExpositionFairy: He's Link's guide in this game, and communicates with him via the Pirate's Charm, which is actually a Hyrulean heirloom.
* {{Foil}}: [[spoiler:To Ganondorf. They were both kings; both essentially relics of an age long past and a land long forgotten. Both clung to the memory of Hyrule, but Daphnes realized that letting go of the past and inspiring hope for the next generation was what was important, while Ganondorf refused to stop trying to recapture what he had lost in the past.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: His relationship with Link develops into this.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:At the end of the game, with Hyrule being permanently flooded around them Daphnes chooses to stay and drown with Hyrule.]] To make it even more heart-wrenching is [[spoiler:Link desperately trying to [[TakeMyHand reach out to him]] as he is being pulled back to the surface. For a moment it appears as though that Daphnes changes his mind and starts to reach up before standing by his decision and looking away solemnly.]]
* KingIncognito: Before his true identity is revealed his title as the King of Red Lions seems to be purely for show.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[spoiler:Hyrule King Appears]]"
* LostInTranslation: The Japanese rendition of his full name, [[spoiler:Dafunesu Nohansen Hairaru, contains the Japanese words for "ship" (fune) and "sailboat" (hansen).]]
* MentorOccupationalHazard: He becomes Link's guide through the game until the end when [[spoiler:he stays within the flooded Hyrule]].
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:At the end of game, Daphnes realizes that both he and Ganondorf wish to revive Hyrule from its watery grave because of a nostalgic attachment for the land, an attachment that prevents them from integrating into the new world. Not wishing to drag Link's generation into an old conflict they are not part of, the Hyrule King decides to bury the old kingdom forever (along with himself and Ganondorf) so that Link and Tetra can be free to choose their own destinies.]]
-->'''King of Red Lions:''' ''"[[spoiler:Not a day of my life has gone by without my thoughts turning to my kingdom of old. I have lived bound to Hyrule. In that sense, I was the same as Ganondorf. But you... I want you to live for the future.]]"''
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:He has existed since between the events of ''Ocarina of Time'' and the Great Flood.]]
* RemoteBody: [[spoiler:The boat is this for Daphnes, allowing him to see and interact with Link while he stays under the sea.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The King of Red Lions is revealed to be the alter-ego of Hyrule's last king, Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: As transport, a mentor, and, at the end of the game, [[spoiler:screwing Ganondorf out of his final wish on the Triforce]].
* RoyaltySuperPower: Much like his [[spoiler:descendant Princess Zelda, he is blessed with the sorcery from their bloodline's DivineParentage]].
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:The King drowns himself along with Hyrule and Ganondorf in order to give Link a future.]]
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Through the Pirate's Charm.
* WalkingSpoiler: His very existence proves essential to many plot devices regarding the game's backstory.


!!!Voiced by: Hikari Tachibana
[[caption-width-right:117:[[labelnote:Click here to see]][[quoteright:117:]][[/labelnote]] [[spoiler:Tetra as Princess Zelda]]]]

A young pirate girl sailing the seven seas, she meets Link fairly early in his quest and ends up taking him to the Forsaken Fortress. Even after she fires him from a cannon into the fortress wall and leaves, she and Link keep crossing paths for some reason.
* BadassAdorable: A cute preteen girl who leads a pirate crew and isn't afraid to try and fight Ganondorf (she fails and he eventually holds her AtArmsLength, but points for trying).
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Seeing how as a pirate, she's often exposed to the sun that the tan is natural, and her blonde hair almost has a green tint to it. [[spoiler:As Zelda, her tan disappears, though, showing how pale her actual skin tone really was.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: She has a lot of stealth jokes as a Pirate Captain.
* DoNotCallMePaul: [[spoiler:Considers herself Tetra before Zelda.]]
* ElementalWeapon: [[spoiler:She takes up the [[LightEmUp Light Arrows]] in the final battle.]]
* {{Foil}}: As with the other Triforce bearers, Tetra manages to be this to [[spoiler:Twilight-era Princess Zelda. While TP!Zelda was a born-and-raised princess who ''couldn't'' do '''anything''' to help her people until [[FinalBoss the last moment]] (and didn't even fight Ganondorf directly), Tetra is an ActionGirl who doesn't even know she ''is'' a princess, and even when she becomes one, she proceeds to make a major contribution to Ganondorf's death.]]
* HeroicLineage: [[spoiler:Unlike Link, she's much more connected to the Triforce of Wisdom, being the descendant of the Zeldas chosen by Hylia]]. Beyond that she's the daughter of a pirate captain who left her crew in her hands.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Link's, to be exact. A few characters even note how Link and Tetra seem to have a thing for each other.
* ImprobableAge: Lampshaded. When asked how Tetra can be in command of a gang of pirates before she's even hit puberty, Nudge jokes that she's actually 35 and just ''looks'' like a preteen girl.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lampshaded by her figurine, and by one her crewmates when they're gathering bombs. "You sound more worried about the island than the treasure."
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Inside the Pirate Ship" serves as one for her and her crew. [[spoiler:There's also Zelda's Lullaby.]]
* LittleMissBadass: How often do you see preteen female pirate captains?
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler:Doesn't know that she is the heir of the once-and-future kingdom until meeting Daphnes.]]
* LovableRogue: A fairly benign pirate, she'll even go to great lengths to save strangers -- provided someone pays up, of course.
* OrnamentalWeapon: Tetra never once draws that cutlass of hers. Except during ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' where the cutlass is her weapon of choice alongside a flintlock.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Wears a pendant under her scarf in the shape of an upside-down V. [[spoiler:It's the incomplete Triforce of Wisdom.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Not much is spoken of her mother other than that she was the captain of Tetra's pirates at one time and passed along the helm to her daughter. However, they are both [[spoiler:descendants of the Zelda lineage]].
* {{Pirate}}: Why of course. And a captain, at that.
* PirateGirl: Like her mother before her.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Her pirates are armed with the usual gear (cutlasses and cannons), but don't seem to do anything of the pirate-y nature, at least onscreen. They wouldn't really make good allies for Link if they were pillaging Windfall Isle, however, so this element is downplayed [[JustifiedTrope for a reason]].
* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: [[spoiler:Though Tetra sees herself as a pirate, she is really a descendant of the Royal Family and bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom. When she is revealed as such, she is instantly transformed as Princess Zelda.]]
* RebelliousPrincess: Justified in that she didn't know [[spoiler:she was Princess Zelda at first]].
* RoyaltySuperPower: As [[spoiler:Princess Zelda, she is blessed with the sorcery from her bloodline's DivineParentage]].
* SilkHidingSteel: Becomes apologetic and docile after donning a dress in [[spoiler:her Zelda form, then she takes part in the final battle against Ganondorf, with Link's bow, and her participation is essential for his success]].
* {{Tomboy}}: She acts like one in her pirate form.
* {{Tsundere}}: She seems harsh at first glance, but she's kind and sweet when you get to know her.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: During Link's first attempt to rescue his sister from the Forsaken Fortress. The King of Red Lions takes the role after that.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Fittingly, as [[spoiler:she's actually Princess Zelda]].
* YoungAndInCharge: She inherited captaincy and her crew of scallywags from her deceased mother.


!!Tetra's Pirates


Apparently Tetra's first mate and also the member most dedicated to her. He shows an initial dislike of Link, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold though it wears off quicker than he'd willingly admit]], claiming to have tricked a postman worried about him into giving him information about the whereabouts of a treasure when, really, he was just as worried about the little guy.
* TheBigGuy: The tallest guy in the crew, with the personality to match.
* GentleGiant: Despite his rather abrasive personality, he's never seen actually hurting anyone. Later confirmed by Aryll.
* IdenticalGrandson: Alfonzo from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' is his descendant and looks absolutely identical to him, except for his clothes. Their personalities, however, vary ''slightly''.
* TheLancer: To Tetra, as her apparent first mate.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his unfriendly behaviour, he's shown to be very caring for Tetra and blushes when Mako jokes that they should marry. Later, Aryll claims in one of her letters that underneath all his muscles, Gonzo is just a big softy.
* LegacyOfService: He and the rest of the pirates are descended from retainers of the Hyrulean Royal Family. Later, his descendant Alfonzo takes up the role of a royal guard before retiring as a train engineer.
* ManlyTears: Seems to shed TearsOfJoy upon finding Tetra safe and sound after being taken by the Helmaroc King, and according to his figurine he is very emotional.
* VerbalTic: Tends to end his sentences with "yeah?".



One of Tetra's pirates, known for his sense of humor.
* TheBigGuy: Actually surpasses Gonzo in terms of strength.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Not quite enough to pass for a girl, but has a definite effeminate flare. Even moreso in the painting at Hyrule Castle, in which he appears to be [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdressing.]]
* LegacyOfService: He and the rest of the pirates are descended from retainers of the Hyrulean Royal Family.
* RealMenWearPink: Is actually quite good at sewing and embroidery.



Helmsman and storyteller.
* BadassBeard: Which goes nicely with his...
* CarpetOfVirility: Just look at that thing!
* ConMan: [[InformedAbility According to his statue]].
* InformedAbility: His status as a ConMan.
* LegacyOfService: He and the rest of the pirates are descended from retainers of the Hyrulean Royal Family.



A short pirate with a telescope, he doesn't talk much.
* LegacyOfService: He and the rest of the pirates are descended from retainers of the Hyrulean Royal Family.
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't talk a whole lot, and when he does, it's often unintelligible according to his figurine.
* TheUnintelligible: Variation: it's not that speak gibberish like most cases of this trope, it's that he just isn't loud enough for anyone to hear.



The most knowledgeable member of the crew.
* BookSafe: According to his statue, he keeps a dagger in his book.
* {{Expy}}: He bears a resemblance to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Professor E. Gadd]].
* KnifeNut: He keeps a dagger hidden that big book of his.
* LegacyOfService: He and the rest of the pirates are descended from retainers of the Hyrulean Royal Family. Minister Potho in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' is implied to be his ancestor.
* TheSmartGuy: He's called the "brains of the ship", and the "king of invention" according to his figurine.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The only member of the crew with glasses, and the trait that makes him most resemble E. Gadd.



The lowest-ranked of Tetra's pirates, Niko is overjoyed when Link joins the crew, because now he at least outranks ''somebody.'' He narrates the opening of ''Phantom Hourglass'' with his paper cut-outs, and is later seen doing the same in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]].'' He appears in that game as an old man, presumably the last survivor of the founding generation of new Hyrule.
* BookEnds: He makes paper cutouts for both the opening and closing sequences of ''Phantom Hourglass.''
* ButtMonkey: He's the lowest-ranked pirate in the crew, and often gets the short end of the stick.
* DrillSergeantNasty: He tries to be this, but fails.
* LegacyOfService: He and the rest of the pirates are descended from retainers of the Hyrulean Royal Family.
* SmallNameBigEgo: When Link joins the crew, he's so happy to finally outrank someone that his ego increases tenfold, forgetting that he himself remains almost as low-ranked as ever.
* TrainingFromHell: What he thinks he's putting Link through in ''The Wind Waker.'' He's a bit bitter when Link actually passes his tests.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with the test he makes you take to get the bomb bag. He locks himself behind a grate in the room with the treasure, and you're supposed to press a button that will keep it open on a timer and get over there. You ''can'' just turn around and leave the ship with him still in there, but he doesn't seem bothered by it and you'll eventually have to come back and pass his test to progress through the game [[GoodBadBugs fairly.]] There's nothing to stop you from re-closing it on your way back out, however.

!!Sages of the Master Sword (contains plot spoilers)

[[folder:New Earth Sage]]

A young girl of the bird-like Rito race in ''The Wind Waker''. Maid to Prince Komali and the only female member of her race who's seen on-screen. She is later revealed to be the descendant of the Sage of Earth, who blessed the Master Sword with its evil-destroying properties.
* TheChosenOne: She's the descendant of the Earth Sage [[FishPerson Laruto]] and therefore destined to take her place.
* GuestStarPartyMember: She joins Link in the Earth Temple dungeon.
* HarpOfFemininity: Medli's harp is an heirloom of the female Zora Sage
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She seems to have doubt in her abilities, but never lets this stop her from doing what she believes in.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Komali, since unlike other female companions Link has in the series she doesn't seem to have an interest in him and as Komali's maid she's naturally close to him. Close enough for the prince of her people to develop a crush on her when he matures at least.
* MagicMusic: The harp she plays is actually the Earth God's harp, which opens the entrance to the Earth temple and the musical seals.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is likely derived from "medley" or "melody", and also sounds similar to "medini", the Sanskrit word for "earth".
* PeoplePuppets: The Command Melody allows Link to control her.
* PluckyGirl: She went off to calm down the ''very'' upset Valoo all by herself, despite still being an apprentice carer. While she doesn't succeed, that certainly took guts.
* VagueAge: Appears to be not only a love interest for Komali, but a surrogate mother to him too. There's a few scenes which imply she's OlderThanSheLooks, especially with how Rito age, as shown by Komali. She could be anywhere from 12 to 17 or possibly older depending on your interpretation of those scenes.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** There's nothing stopping you from throwing her face first into a wall. She gets CirclingBirdies and [[NonSequiturThud speaks nonsensically]] if you do it.
** Furthermore, the easiest, and safest, way to defeat the floor master enemies is to throw her at them and pelt them with arrows while they reach for her.
* VideoGameFlight: When Link is controlling her, she can only fly for a short while.
* WingedHumanoid: Her whole race consists of those.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: In a stark contrast with Komali when he's introduced, Medli is shown to be very mature for her age.


[[folder:New Wind Sage]]

A member of the plant-like Korok Race from ''The Wind Waker'', who are an evolved form of the Kokiri. He's later revealed to be the Sage of Wind, the other Sage who blessed the Master Sword.
* ButThouMust: Unlike Medli, you have to rescue Makar in order to get to the last part of the Wind Temple.
* TheChosenOne: He's a descendant of the Wind Sage Fado ([[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime not that one]]) and has to take his place.
* DistressedDude: The entire reason Link has to enter the Forbidden Woods is to rescue him.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He joins Link in the Wind Temple dungeon.
* GreenThumb: He can plant seeds that instantly grow into small trees in the right soil. This ability is necessary to complete the Wind Temple.
* MagicMusic: He plays the Wind God's violin -- as a cello, because he's too small to carry it on his shoulders.
* MeaningfulName: His name is likely derived from "Makoré", a type of wood, and also sounds similar to "makani", the Hawaiian word for "wind".
* NotQuiteFlight: He and the rest of the Koroks "fly" by hovering around with leaves.
* PeoplePuppets: The Command Melody allows Link to control him.
* PlantPeople: Makar is a Korok, who are living trees in this game.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Makar is so cute, someone like Kalle Demos could just eat him up.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: One puzzle involves moving him among the sliding razor traps frequently found in the series. It's kind of amusing how much of a beating he takes.
* VideoGameFlight: Like Medli, he can only fly for a short amount of time when Link is controlling him.


[[folder:Old Earth Sage]]

A Zora and the former Sage of Earth. She is killed by Jalhalla, one of Ganondorf's monsters, so that her prayers may no longer reach the Master Sword. However, her spirit lingers on, and pleads to Link to find her successor.
* AnimalMotifs: Her crown resembles a shark.
* FishPerson: Notably, the only Zora seen in the game.
* HarpOfFemininity: The same one as Medli.
* HeroicLineage: Her name and attire heavily imply she's a member of the Zora royal family and a descendant of Ruto, a Zora princess and the Sage of Water.
* LastOfHerKind: Was the last-known Zora in the world until Ganondorf returned to the surface and killed her.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A very somber arrangement of "The Legendary Hero".
* MagicMusic: Her harp, which she used to play the Earth God's Lyric for the Master Sword before she died.
* NotQuiteDead: Laruto lives on in Medli.
* PrincessesPreferPink: If she really is a princess, that is.
* Really700YearsOld: According to her figurine, she was born in Zora's Domain, meaning she was born before Hyrule was flooded.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Like Ruto before her, she is a Sage and helped protect the world from evil by empowering the Master Sword.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Despite her death, she refuses to leave this world until she can pass on her prayers to the next Earth Sage for the sake of the Master Sword and the world which still needs it.


[[folder:Old Wind Sage]]

A Kokiri and the former Sage of Wind. He is killed by Molgera, one of Ganondorf's monsters, so that his prayers may no longer reach the Master Sword. However, his spirit lingers on, and pleas to Link to find his successor.
* EyesAlwaysShut: His default expression.
* CatSmile: Again, his default expression.
* IdenticalStranger: If it weren't for the aforementioned shut eyes, he'd look nearly identical to Link. Not too surprising, being a Kokiri and all.
* {{Keet}}: Even as a ghost, he's very chipper and never stops smiling.
* LastOfHisKind: Until he was killed by Ganondorf, he was the last-surviving Kokiri in the world.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A tribal arrangement of "The Legendary Hero". Unlike Laruto's, his is quite upbeat.
* MagicMusic: His violin, which he used to play the Wind God's Aria for the Master Sword before he died.
* NotQuiteDead: Lives on in Makar.
* PerpetualSmiler: That CatSmile of his never leaves his face.
* Really700YearsOld: As a Kokiri, this one's a given. He was also born in Kokiri Forest, meaning that like Laruto, he was born before Hyrule was flooded.


!!Outset Island inhabitants

!!!Voiced by: Sachi Matsumoto

Link's beloved little sister. She has a similar personality to Malon from ''Ocarina of Time'' and is always surrounded by seagulls, which is probably a nod to Marin from ''Link's Awakening''. She is kidnapped along with several other Hylian girls at the beginning of ''The Wind Waker,'' setting Link off on his quest.
* AnimalMotif: Seagulls. She loves to play with the gulls and they always follow her around, even when she's locked up in the Forsaken Fortress. She even has little seagull paintings on her telescope.
* BigBrotherWorship: She adores Link so much that she lends him her telescope during his birthday (Link preserves it after she is captured).
* CheerfulChild: She always has a positive attitude.
* TheCutie: Adorable and energetic.
* DamselInDistress: She is mistaken for Zelda in the beginning of the game and kidnapped. Link was ''not'' pleased.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She's always surrounded by seagulls. It even serves as a minor plot point, as Link and Tetra are able to figure out which part of the Forsaken Fortress she's being kept in by the suspicious gathering of seagulls near a window.
* GenkiGirl: She has a cheerful and energetic attitude.
* GirlishPigtails: She has a pair of short pigtails.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A short melody, that is part of all [=BGMs=] related to her, most prominently The Outset Island theme and the music that plays during her kidnapping scene.
* ParentalAbandonment: That's your fate when you're the sister of Link.
* RaisedByGrandparents: The only elder relative she and Link have by the start of the game is their grandma.
* RecurringElement: WordOfGod confirms that during development her name was Maryll, making an even stronger connection between her and Marin/Malon, as the FriendToAllLivingThings simple girl that is close to Link. Her association with seagulls and hibiscus flowers makes her even more similar to the original Marin than the various Malon farm girls.



The grandmother of Link and Aryll, who takes care of them at Outset Island.
* BreakTheCutie: Seeing her granddaughter get kidnapped and her grandson leave on a deathly dangerous quest to save her and the world has caused this poor kind old lady to fall into a DeepSleep. Fortunately, she gets over it after Link cures her.
* DeepSleep: When Link returns to Outset Island, he finds out she's fallen into one of these due to her intense worry for her grandchildren. He is able to wake her up with a little help from a fairy.
* GrannyClassic: Old, warm, and incredibly kind and caring.
* InformedAttribute: According to her figurine, she has a mischievous streak and enjoys playing the occasional prank on Link. This is never seen in-game, unless you interpret her making Link wear the Hero's Clothes as a joke.
* LeitMotif: A rather sad song that plays after she finds out Aryll's been kidnapped, and also when Link returns home and she's sick of worry for her grandchildren.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: She's as short as her granddaughter, and Link is even slightly taller than her.
* SupremeChef: Her Elixir Soup can fully heal Link's health and magic, and doubles his strength until he takes damage. It's stated to be her grandchildren's favourite, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration which you can see in gameplay from the big smile Link has when he drinks it (as opposed to the wince he has when he drinks a standard potion)]].



An aged former swordsman who lives on Outset Island. Mentors Link in the ways of swordplay. Shares a split-level home with his brother.
* CoolOldGuy: A badass old warrior, and an overall cool guy.
* JerkJock: Geriatric version. Spends all his non-Link-mentoring time honing his physique, repeatedly breaks his brother's possessions without a thought, and considers his studious brother a weak embarrassment for giving up the sword.
* TheMentor: Teaches Link the ways of the sword.
* OcularGushers: Lets them flow once Link learns the Hurricane Spin. His life's ambition was to find a student capable of learning it, and to pass it on.
* RetiredBadass: Has a Knight's Crest on a shelf. At some point in his life, he defeated a [[EliteMook Darknut]].



Orca's brother, and also an aged former swordsman. Unlike Orca, Sturgeon has abandoned swordfighting entirely and become an intellectual.
* {{Bookworm}}: After putting down the sword, he started picking up books. A ''lot'' of them, in fact, much to his brother's chagrin.
* HighPressureEmotion: Whenever Orca hits the wall and breaks his shelves and pots.
* MyBrainIsBig: His cranium is roughly 70% of his overall mass.
* RetiredBadass: An InformedAttribute. Sturgeon has no mementos from his years as a swordfighter, and displays no outward signs of physical prowess.



A young Hylian girl who lives on Outset Island.
* TheCameo: She appears as an unlockable host for Navi Trackers, a game mode that was only available in Japanese and Korean versions of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]''.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can break the jars she's carrying, and she becomes quite mortified with you for doing so. She will also charge you 10 rupees for it!
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She is curiously one of the few characters in the whole game with an unnatural hair color.



A hard worker who gets accused of being a slacker due to working at his own pace.
* TheAloner: If only because he's the only resident of the western island of Outset. His personality is pretty friendly, though.
* HopelessSuitor: He's currently looking for a wife, but evidently hasn't had much success.
* TheSlacker: His figurine outright calls him this. He tends to shirk cutting the grass in front of his house and sleeps in the whole day. According to him, it's because he's terrified of the monsters now stalking Outset Island and he can't sleep at night, thus leading him to sleep in the whole day.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: A secret room behind his bed contains a chest with 20 rupees. Even if he's inside the house, he won't stop you from taking it, but you're still basically [[KleptomaniacHero committing burglary]].



A family man and pig wrangler.
* ChickMagnet: In his youth, he was quite popular with the ladies, except the one he was actually interested in. He eventually won her over.
* HotGuyUglyWife: Unlike Rose, Abe is quite fit and healthy-looking.
* MessyPig: His artwork depicts him holding a pig, and early on you see him trying to catch a wild one to keep as a family pet. He teaches Link how to catch them.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Both his name and appearance seem to be based on UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln.



Abe's wife and fellow pig-wrangler.
* BadLiar: A variation; it's not that she's a bad liar per se (at least not from what is seen of her), but according to her figurine, she does have a bad habit of trying to laugh her way out of a lie, which gives it away.
* {{Gonk}}: While you can still see how ladies had an interest in her husband, she bears more of a resemblance to the [[AnimalMotif pigs they wrangle]] at this point.
* HotGuyUglyWife: Unlike Abe, Rose is overweight and did not age quite as well.
* MessyPig: You can catch three pigs for her which she intends to keep as pets, but when you return to Outset Island there is only one pig (which is named after you) in the pen and it's gotten very big. It's implied that the other two were cooked and eaten, but [[CharacterTic she denies it and laughs it off]].


[[folder:Joel and Zill]]
!!Joel and Zill

Sons of Abe and Rose, they're young and curious.
* GenerationXerox: According to Joel's figurine, they both resemble their father. It's not hard to imagine this being the case when they get older.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: As his figurine states, Zill "can strike a nerve without realizing it". It shows if you talk to him after returning to Outset Island, where he'll bluntly but innocently ask you if you've rescued Aryll yet, to his brother and mother's shock and embarassment.
* SnotBubble: Zill always has one dangling from his nose, and apparently does it on purpose.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They're rarely seen too far from each other.



A giant fish who is the Water Spirit. He is the guardian of one of the three pearls, Nayru's Pearl.
* AlluringAnglerfish: The lantern he caries on his head makes him look like one.
* {{Expy}}: Of Ocarina of Time's giant whale/fish Lord Jabu-Jabu. According to Hyrule Historia, he is believed to be Jabu-Jabu's descendant.
* GoodIsNotDumb: [[spoiler:Warns King Daphnes that Zelda must not be permitted to fall into Ganon's clutches.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: What he nearly accuses the King of Red Lions of. He knows about the Hero of Time, and is dismayed that he's brought him a child who has no connection to the legendary hero at all.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Thanks to Ganondorf, he's gone from being the proud Guardian of Greatfish Isle, to a homeless deity now hiding in a cave.
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: Averted. While he is skeptical of handing over his pearl to Link, The King of Red Lions successfully convinces him of your heroic destiny, and he just hands over the pearl.
* SpiritAdvisor: The [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent living variety]], to [[spoiler:King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule no less]]. Jabun makes his feelings clear, even though he's a water deity, ''he cares a lot'' about Hyrule, its people and their future.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He makes one appearance, and is never seen or heard from again.
* WhatTheHellHero: Jabun at first questions the King of Red Lions's decision to risk Hyrule's future upon a boy who has [[TheUnchosenOne no connection to the Hero of Time.]] He let it slide afterward, and have Link's destiny be decided by the gods.


!!Windfall Island inhabitants


A spoiled rich girl who lives on Windfall Island, she is captured and imprisoned along with Aryll. Tetra's crew eventually bring her home, but not before demanding her father's entire fortune as a reward. Afterwards, she can be seen in rags working for Zunari, and a sidequest involves Link stalking her to reveal her as the burglar stealing from Zunari.
* CrackOhMyBack: Her father seems to consider taking a leaf out of Mila's book and getting a job... before his back pain [[BlatantLies acts up suddenly]].
* DamselInDistress: She is one of three girls mistaken for Princess Zelda and taken by the Helmaroc King.
* GoodParents: Her father wasn't swindled out of his money or anything -- he willingly paid it all desperately trying to get his daughter retrieved. Despite ending up in poverty, he and Mila take to the change much better than a certain other parent...
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Seems to be this when you get her to confess.
* PimpedOutDress: Wears this when you first see her at Forsaken Fortress.
* PauperPatches: After losing her money, she is shown wearing an ugly, patched-up dress.
* PrincessInRags: After Link and Tetra save her, she loses all her money and turns into this. She initially hates it, but later matures as she decides to suck it in and work hard and honestly.
* SelfMadeWoman: She's on her way to being this after being left with nothing upon her return home. Though she slips up, she definitely handles the switch to poverty more ''proactively'' than her father.
* ShipTease: [[DialogueTree One of the answers]] Link can tell her when she asks why he won't let her go is that he likes her. This causes her to run off.
* SpoiledBrat: Averted. She sets it up well, but there's nothing to indicate that she was overtly mean when she was well-off, just that she's had a hard time dealing with having so little money.
* StealthBasedMission: Following her initiates one of these.
* {{Tsundere}}: Many words she speaks to you will consist of assuring you that whatever's happening isn't what it looks like, and that she is ''not'' a sappy or cheesy person.



Another one of the girls kidnapped along with Aryll. You can find her father begging for someone to go find her when you first visit Windfall Island. Unlike Mila, she starts off pretty poor.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She falls in love with a Moblin.
* AnimalMotifs: Rabbits. She wears a headdress that looks like rabbit ears, and her letter to Moe is sealed with a rabbit's likeness.
* DamselInDistress: She is one of three girls mistaken for Princess Zelda and taken by the Helmaroc King.
* INeverGotAnyLetters: Her dad refuses to let the mail man deliver letters to her. Helping the mailman out and getting the letters to her earns you a piece of heart.
* InterspeciesRomance: She seems to have fallen in love with one of the Moblins in the Forsaken Fortress. He even responds to her love letter, though his exact wording ("I like you so much I want to eat you for dinner!") raises some questions on how much he reciprocates her feelings.
* PauperPatches: Before becoming rich, she's wearing a patched up dress.
* PimpedOutDress: Wears one after being rescued.
* RagsToRiches: She brings back a load of treasure from the Forsaken Fortress after being rescued, making her and her father filthy rich.


!!Dragon Roost Island inhabitants

[[folder:Rito in general]]

A tribe of bird-like humanoids who live on Dragon Roost Island under the protection of Valoo. They are descended from the Zora.
* BirdPeople: Evidenced mainly by their beak-like noses. They also grow wings upon getting one of Valoo's scales.
* PlanetOfHats: Their society and interactions with the other inhabitants of the Great Sea seem to revolve mainly around mail. You can even collect idol statues dedicated to Rito mail deliverers.
* RiteOfPassage: Rito children must journey to Dragon Roost Island's peak to receive a scale from Valoo that will let them grow wings (and grow taller as well, judging from Komali's growth spurt).


A member of the bird-like Rito race who works as a postman. Knowledgeable, reliable, and reasonable, Quill is a great ally of Link in his adventure and helps him out on numerous occasions.
* BadassArmfold: His default pose.
* BigDamnHeroes: Along with Valoo and Prince Komali, he rescues Link and Tetra from being killed by Ganondorf at the Forsaken Fortress.
* DeadpanSnarker: At times, particularly when he's talking to Tetra.
* NiceGuy: Most Ritos are friendly, but Quill especially stands out, helping Link more actively than most members of his race.
* TheReliableOne: Apparently he is a high-ranking postman that his co-workers look up to, and the Rito Chieftain trusts him greatly.
* TheSmartGuy: Since his job entails travelling through the entire Great Sea, he's quite up to date on most current events and provides guidance to Link whenever he can.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Despite his seagull-like feathers his skin is darker than other Rito and had a very snarky way of convincing the pirates to help Link recuse his sister for free.
* UnstoppableMailman: He shows no fear and gets the pirates to take Link onto their ship after convincing them that they were indirectly responsible for Aryll's kidnapping, and flies all over the Great Sea in all kinds of weather to both relay information to Link and deliver the mail. Even a storm won't deter him from doing his job.
* WingedHumanoid: As all Ritos, his arms turn into wings when he flies.


!!Prince Komali
[[caption-width-right:150:Click [[labelnote:here]][[quoteright:150:]][[/labelnote]] to see him with wings.]]

The young fledgling prince of the Rito tribe and the holder of Din's Pearl. In his first appearance, Komali possesses a reclusive and negative attitude due to the death of his grandmother and the rampage of Valoo. Soon after Valoo calms down, Komali slowly gains his confidence and later repays the favor by being one of the rescuers of Link and Tetra from the Forsaken Fortress. The next time Link meets up with Komali again, he's now a more mature and courageous Rito, and is starting to show affection to Medli.
* BigDamnHeroes: Along with Quill and Valoo, he arrives just in time to save Link and Tetra from being killed by Ganondorf at the Forsaken Fortress.
* BrattyHalfPint: He won't give you the pearl until he gets his wings.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: Komali was a pretty small Rito when first met. Once he has obtained his wings, he gets a growth spurt and puts him just as tall as a young teenage boy like Link.
* {{Hikikomori}}: His Japanese name even is "Komori". He grows out of it, though.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Medli, based on his apparent crush on her, their history together, and that Medli and Link do seem to be just friends.
* MementoMacguffin: Din's Pearl, which was given to him by his deceased grandmother.
* MissingMom: Which is how he likely developed such a strong connection to his grandmother, as she's the only family member mentioned and he needed Medli to act as his maid as long as he did.
* MommasBoy: To his deceased grandmother. As the Din's Pearl is the only connection remaining to his grandma, he refuses to give it up at first.
* PrecociousCrush: Though Medli doesn't appear to be that much older than him, his crush on her can still be seen as this.
* TookALevelInBadass: Did you really think that the meek young boy you met early on in your journey would later save you from ''Ganondorf'' of all people?
* WingedHumanoid: After he received his wings.



The Great Valoo is the mighty Sky Spirit. He lives atop Dragon Roost Island and is the patron deity and protector of the Rito people that dwell there. He is the guardian of one of the three pearls, Din's Pearl.
* AdiposeRex: While he doesn't physically rule the island, the fact that he's a deity and is slightly chubby puts him in such a position.
* BigDamnHeroes: Valoo arrives to Forsaken Fortress to rescue Link and Tetra from Ganondorf, and [[KillItWithFire burns Ganondorf's lair into a crisp.]]
* BullyingADragon: A literal example, as Gohma plays with his sensitive tail.
* ButtMonkey: The poor guy gets subjected to quite a lot of abuse. The entire reason he's so angry is because Gohma's been messing with his tail, and defeating Gohma requires Link to similarly pull on his tail by latching on to it with his grappling hook.
* DragonsAreDivine: Valoo is the patron deity of the Rito people.
* {{Expy}}: Of Ocarina of Time's Volvagia, though unlike that evil dragon, Valoo is [[GentleGiant very friendly]]. According to Hyrule Historia, they could be related.
* GiantEqualsInvincible: Inverted on his first encounter. Despite his immense size, Valoo is completely helpless.
* GiantFlyer: [[SquareCubeLaw Though his relatively tiny wings should not be able to overcome his own incredible weight]].
* HandicappedBadass: Though he's trapped by Gohma, the monster responsible for his torment. By using the grappling hook on Valoo's tail, he'll cause the roof to collapse on Gohma, cracking its armor, leaving it vulnerable for Link to attack.
* IDubTheeSirKnight: He's so grateful for Link saving him, he dubs him with the title "Hero of Winds".
* NiceToTheWaiter: Prince Komali's grandmother [[PosthumousCharacter was once his loyal attendant]], and he gave her his most precious possession, Din's Pearl.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: He's smart enough to know that his wrath and fire, while lethal, are not enough to stop [[HesJustHiding Ganon]].
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Valoo has a western-type body, but with an eastern look; in a departure from the norm in the series, he isn't hostile.
* TheReliableOne: Unlike the other spirits, Valoo actively assists Link by ordering Quill to inform the hero as to the whereabouts of Jabun, and later rescues Tetra and him from Ganon. Granted, one is a giant tree unable to move, while the other was attacked and forced into hiding.


!!Forest Haven inhabitants

[[folder:Koroks in general]]

A plant-like race that lives in the Forest Haven with the Great Deku Tree. They are descended from the Kokiri.
* AnthropomorphicShift: Inverted. Their original Kokiri forms resembled human children, but here they are much more plant-like.
* GreenThumb: The trees they plant grow rapidly provided they are given Forest Water.
* PlantPerson: Wooden, leaf-faced sprites who fly around using leaf propellers.

[[folder:Great Deku Tree]]
!!Great Deku Tree

A huge tree and the fatherly guardian of the forest, the Koroks, and guardian of Farore's Pearl.
* DivineDelegation: He has a grand vision for new forests to be planted so that the land lost during the Great Flood will eventually be reclaimed from the depths. Since he's immobile, he tasks his Koroks with this mission.
* {{Expy}}: Of Ocarina of Time's Great Deku Tree. He's also the descendant of the Great Deku Tree, and is possibly the Deku Tree Sprout grown up.
* ForeignLanguageTirade: Minus the Tirade part. Unlike Valoo and Jabun, he can speak common just fine, but the first time he meets Link, the sight of the boy's [[ClothesMakeTheLegend clothes]] causes him to lapse into "the Ancient Tongue" for a few seconds [[spoiler:(later revealed to be ancient Hylian)]].
* OverprotectiveDad: To his children, the Koroks.
* PuppeteerParasite: What some Chu-Chus attempt to do to the Guardian of the Forest, until Link intervenes.
* WiseTree: He has a vast knowledge not only about the Forest Haven, but also about the rest of the Great Sea.



The proprietor of the Nintendo Gallery, he can sculpt exact replicas of any characters whose pictographs he receives.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His own figurine description says that he is the world's greatest sculptor but that he hates having people watch him sculpt because he does so in his underwear.



A figurine-obsessed boy who hangs out around the Nintendo Gallery.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: His figurine description says that he used to rarely go outside before he developed his figurine obsession.
* PunnyName: His full name in the original Japanese version is "Manny A.", which, if you pronounce the "A" as you would in Japanese, sounds like "mania." In the Spanish version, his name is [[{{Otaku}} "Otakki."]]


!!Villains and Bosses

[[caption-width-right:350:You're Dead, Big Boy!!]]

A large fiery insectoid monster that dwelled within the cavern underneath Valoo on Dragon Roost Island.
* CreepyCentipedes: Though unlike most other Gohmas, she's not as much a spider as she is a big scorpion-centipede thing.
* BreathWeapon: A fire breathing insect who harasses a fire breathing dragon fittingly enough.
* ClippedWingAngel: After her armor falls off, Gohma is a lot faster and can deal more damage. However, her eye is extremely vulnerable to attack.
* GoForTheEye: Subverted at first; Gohma's armored eyelid will close every time Link tries to go for the eye. The only way to bypass this obstacle is to break her armor with a very large rock.
* KingMook: She's a giant Magtail, essentially. This is especially noticeable after her armor has broken off. The only notable visual difference other than size and the aforementioned armor is that she has two large clawed arms.
* PlayingWithFire: She can breathe fire and spew burning rocks.


[[folder:Kalle Demos]]
!!Kalle Demos
[[caption-width-right:350:OMNOMNOM!! OM, NOM!!]]

A flower-like monster that shields and defends itself with a giant tentacled bulb.
* CeilingCling: It uses its upper set of tentacles for this...
* CombatTentacles: ...And has a lower set of much larger root-like tentacles for this.
* KickTheDog: It eats Makar in front of Link just before the BossBattle.
* ManEatingPlant: Get too cocky near it and you will be swallowed by its much larger home.
* OneHitKill: Years after the game was released, it was discovered that one could kill Kalle Demos simply by... pouring Forest Water on it.
* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Considering the water only lasts 30 minutes outside of Forest Haven, you have a lot of dungeon to go through to get to the boss, ''and'' there's no clear indication of the water having this effect in the first place, it's clearly something you normally wouldn't think to do.


!!Gohdan, The Great Arbiter
[[caption-width-right:350:Were it so easy...]]

A large, apparently mechanical statue guarding the top floor of the Tower of the Gods as a final test of the Goddesses for anyone attempting to enter Hyrule to claim the Master Sword.
* FeedItABomb: Link can only defeat Gohdan by putting bombs in its mouth while it's stunned.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: What Gohdan uses to attack Link until they're disabled.
* HeroAntagonist: Unlike the other bosses in the game, Gohdan isn't at the behest of Ganondorf. It only stands in Link's way because the gods need to know that whoever they allow to enter Hyrule is worthy of the title of "hero".
* {{Magitek}}: Gohdan has a very robotic design that fits the futuristic battlefield where it and Link fight. However, it wasn't an advanced technology that created it, but the divine powers of the gods to test the chosen hero.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: If Link runs out of bombs or arrows, both of which are needed to fight him, Gohdan will gladly sneeze some out for him. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since it's a test of Link's skill, not of how many bombs and arrows he entered with.


[[folder:Helmaroc King]]
!!Helmaroc King
[[caption-width-right:350:CAW! CAW! CAW!]]

A giant Kargoroc that wears a mask under Ganon's control that stalks the Great Sea searching for "girls with long ears" in an attempt to find Zelda.
* TheDragon: To Ganondorf. While the other bosses (except Gohdan) are always the minions of Ganon, the Helmroc King stands out for being the catalyst of Link's adventure (for kidnapping Ayrll) and directly serves under Ganondorf rather than being positioned in a secluded area.
* FeatheredFiend: Massive, feathered, and villainous. He even explodes into a mess of feathers which rain down when defeated.
* GiantFlyer: A huge bird who uses his equally huge talons to kidnap young girls with long ears for Ganondorf.
* ItsPersonal: Between [[IHaveYourWife kidnapping your sister]], [[YankTheDogsChain airlifting you right when you're about to save her]], [[LeftForDead chucking you into the ocean to drown]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking probably being closely related to those annoying Kargorocs]], bashing this thing's head in with the Skull Hammer can easily turn out to be one of the most satisfying moments in the entire game.
* KingMook: Like a few of this game's bosses, he's a large version of an enemy. In this case, he's a large Kargoroc. He fights completely differently, though. And doesn't make that annoying noise, either.
* LeftStuckAfterAttack: His jamming his beak into the ground is your cue to beat the shit out of him.
* MaskOfPower: Zig-zagged. It doesn't ''give'' him power as much as it ''signifies'' it, and protects him from damage. Link must crack it open with the Skull Hammer to be able to land sword strikes.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If he hadn't kidnapped Aryll, Link wouldn't have gone on the quest in the first place.
* OhCrap: Gives a non-vocal one at the start of the game, right before getting decked in the face by one of the pirates' cannonballs.
* PerpetualMolt: He leaves his feathers everywhere during his fight with Link.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He actually had the girl he was looking for when he grabbed Tetra at the start of the game, but didn't know that, so he went back to his usual plan after the pirates rescued her.


!!Jalhalla, Protector of the Seal
[[caption-width-right:350:[[Franchise/GhostBusters Who you gonna call?]]]]

A gigantic Poe wearing a vest that is actually formed from 15 normal poes fusing together.
* AdiposeRex: It's the "lord of the Poes," and its gut is bigger than any other part of its body.
* TheAssimilator: It's made up of a mask and 15 normal Poes. [[CriticalExistenceFailure Or just one Poe and a mask.]]
* AsteroidsMonster: Jalhalla is composed of 15 smaller Poes, and can only be truly defeated where there's no Poes left when it tries to reassemble.
* BlowYouAway: One of its attacks is to blow Link into the spikes surrounding its arena.
* BossArenaIdiocy: Without the lights from the ceiling to solidify Jalhalla's form, and the wall spikes to split it apart, Jalhalla would be invincible.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: With one Poe remaining, Jalhalla is a massive, lantern-swinging, fire-playing ghost in a mask. With zero Poes remaining, Jalhalla is simply a mask.
* FatBastard: The same fat bastard who killed Laruto.
* FloatingMask: Jalhalla seems to be the mask itself and the Poes are giving it a body.
* KingMook: Giant Poe, obviously.
* MergerOfSouls: Essentially a collective of Poes who merge into one massive Poe. They (he) can only be harmed when they separate.
* MonochromeApparition: It's almost completely grey, the only other color on Jalhalla's body besides dark grey being purple and yellow.
* MoodWhiplash: A very lighthearted and humorous boss battle in a very dark, spooky dungeon.
* OffscreenVillainy: Did away with Laruto the Earth Sage.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: This one's an amalgamation of smaller monsters. Jalhalla himself is just a harmless animated mask.
* PlayingWithFire: It shakes its lantern to spread balls of flame, and it can also create a flamethrower by blowing through it.
* SillySpook: If its [[SoundtrackDissonance battle music]] is any indication.
* SoulPower: Uses the souls of 15 Poes fused together to fight. As more Poes are killed, he becomes smaller and weaker but fiercer.
* SoundtrackDissonance: You're fighting the king of all ghosts deep within an ancient burial ground that is full of the undead, and its theme song is... [[MoodWhiplash like something that could be played in a circus]]. Subverted in the Ganon's Tower rematch, which has the same core theme, but is much more fittingly creepy.
* StandardStatusEffects: Going near Jahalla will cause him to body slam onto you, which reverses your controls for a few seconds.
* TrampolineTummy: Attacking Jalhalla with certain items will cause it to jiggle violently, especially bombs and the Skull Hammer.


!!Molgera, Protector of the Seal
[[caption-width-right:289:[[Film/ThePrincessBride Lanmolas of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist.]]]]

A large worm-like monster that hides beneath the sand and sends smaller larval versions of itself to hunt Link from beneath the ground.
* AntlionMonster: When buried in the sand, Molgera will create sand pits that drag Link to their centers at which it patiently awaits.
* GiantFlyer: Yes, it's a ''flying'' giant worm.
* KingMook: Technically it is. Although they are never seen anywhere else, Lanmolas (a recurring enemy in the ''Zelda'' series) appear in the boss arena, serving as distractions to Link.
* OffscreenVillainy: Ate Fado the Wind Sage.
* OurMonstersAreWeird: A giant sand worm/ant-lion that weaponizes its offspring and brays like a donkey when injured.
* QuicksandSucks: It will make antlion-like sand traps to pull Link in toward its mouth.
* SandWorm: This is the closest thing to defining what sort of creature it is. With its eyes and facial structure, there's no telling.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Try hookshotting its tongue all the way over to the edge of the wall, it's hilarious.
* VolumetricMouth: While its head resembles a manta ray of sorts, the mouth is half or most of the mass, and opens sideways along the eyes, opening and closing like a weird flap.


[[folder: Puppet Ganon]]
!!Puppet Ganon
[[caption-width-right:350:I had strings, but now I'm free...]]

A monstrous shapeshifting puppet that Link must fight in Ganon's Tower. It is the penultimate boss of the game.

* AnimalMotifs: No matter what form it takes, it always has the face of a boar.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: All three forms share one weakness; a glowing blue ball on the tail that can be struck by Light Arrows.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Its second form is a large-spider like creature.
* DarkIsEvil: It is an evil marionette painted dark purple.
* {{Expy}}:
** Its boar form is clearly based on Ganon.
** Its snake form is based on Moldorm, a worm-like enemy that is only vulnerable on the tail and moves randomly.
* FullBoarAction: Its first form is a humanoid boar, and it keeps its piggish face for the next two forms.
* LightningBruiser: Puppet Ganon's snake form is extremely fast and hits like a tank.
* MightyGlacier: Its boar form is slow, but can launch powerful punches.
* PerversePuppet: It's an enormous puppet used by Ganondorf in combat.
* SnakesAreSinister: Puppet Ganon's final form is a LightningBruiser snake that mercilessly attacks Link.


!!!Voiced by: Creator/TakashiNagasako

-> ''"My country lay within a vast desert. When the sun rose into the sky, a burning wind punished my lands, searing the world. And when the moon climbed into the dark of night, a frigid gale pierced our homes. No matter when it came, the wind carried the same thing... Death. But the winds that blew across the green fields of Hyrule brought something other than suffering and ruin. I coveted that wind, I suppose."''

Several years after being imprisoned in the Dark Realm, Ganondorf is finally able to get free, and the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Hero of Time]], having been sent back to the past by Zelda, is nowhere to stop him this time around. Free to do as he pleases, he plunges Hyrule into chaos once again. The citizens of Hyrule pray for the Goddesses to intervene, and so they do, [[TheGreatFlood by flooding the kingdom]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor and sending selected people to the mountaintops to survive the flood and repopulate the world]]. Hyrule was left [[TimeStandsStill frozen in time]] undersea, but Ganondorf still managed to escape to the surface, many centuries later, in a fortress he then seized as his own. His first course of action then is to kidnap every single girl with pointy ears he can, in an attempt to find the current descendant of the Royal Family.
* AlasPoorVillain: This is by far the most sympathetic portrayal of Ganondorf in the series, and his defeat is played up to be that of tragedy. [[spoiler:Because Ganondorf is already doomed to drown with Hyrule thanks to the King's wish, his final duel with Link and Zelda is more of a rabid dog that needs to be put down rather than a fight for the fate of the world. When he dies, Ganondorf mutters about feeling the wind blowing for the last time, a tragic reminder of his original desire before he became corrupted with greed. Even King Daphnes feels empathy for his ancient nemesis, stating they were NotSoDifferent in their attachment for Hyrule and desire to resurrect the past without considering the current generation.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Although the artwork depicts him as AmbiguouslyBrown, in-game his skin is very unambiguously green.
* AnimalMotifs: Pigs. Most of Ganondorf's minions have pig-like features, especially the Bokoblins and Moblins. Ganon's Tower is embed with pigs and boars. And while he doesn't transforms into [[PigMan Ganon]], Puppet Ganon more than makes up for it.
* BadassBeard: The first time he sports this.
* BadassLongcoat: With big sleeves that flap and flow on the wind.
* BeardOfEvil: Now sports this; seemingly grown during the long time he was sealed.
* BigBad: As per usual. He is the reason why the Helmroc King has been kidnapping young girls with pointy ears, and much of Link's quest is to undo Ganondorf's machinations and prevent the King of Evil from assembling the Triforce to resurrect Hyrule in his own image.
* BroughtDownToBadass: The result of having freed himself from the Evil Realm without the Master Sword's removal. [[spoiler:It becomes permanent when Daphnes makes his wish upon the Triforce, taking Ganondorf's powers from the Triforce of Power away for good.]]
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Implied by the quote above. He initially set out to conquer Hyrule because he envied its idyllic nature while his people lived in a harsh desert... but when he laid hands on the Triforce, seven years later all he'd changed is that now the rest of Hyrule is even worse than the desert while he chased the missing pieces of the Triforce.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: The red hair comes from his Gerudo heritage, the dark-turned-green skin from his fiendish form. It's practically his trademark.
* DualWield: Does this for the final battle.
* EvilLaugh: Has one when he [[ finally finds Zelda]]. There's also the 16 uninterrupted seconds of [[ his]] [[ epic]] [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-distorting]] [[ laugh]] before he's trolled by the King of Hyrule.
* EvilOverlord: [[spoiler:Of Hyrule for a time, before the Goddesses flooded it. Now that he's reached the surface, he wastes no time re-establishing his rule over his monsters, curses the sea so it's easier for him to stay in control, and is taking precautions to make sure he doesn't get beaten again.]]
* EvilSorcerer: He [[spoiler:curses ''the sea'']]. Need anything else?
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Ganon's Tower, yet again.
* FamousLastWords: "The wind... it is blowing...", while chuckling mirthlessly to himself.
* {{Foil}}: As with the other Triforce bearers, Great Sea-era Ganon manages to be this to his Twilight-Era self. While TP!Ganondorf dismisses Link out of hand and [[HijackedByGanon works through a proxy]] for most of Link's journey, TWW!Ganondorf has become OlderAndWiser as a result of having been defeated once and sealed away for ages on end.
* FreudianExcuse: In a surprising form of CharacterDevelopment, Ganondorf reveals that his desire for the Triforce and Hyrule is not just mere greed for power. He explains that his home country was a DeathWorld while Hyrule was a paradise beyond his imagining, symbolized by the differences of their winds. Even though Ganondorf still intends to rule this paradise under a reign of darkness and terror, his solemn expression suggests there may be some truth in his words.
* FullBoarAction: His Ganon form, which only shows up in stylized storybook pictures telling the game's backstory, but even then this is noticeable. Puppet Ganon as well, since it's modeled after Ganon.
* GeniusBruiser: Ganondorf is just as cunning and intelligent as he was back in ''Ocarina of Time'', if not more so. He had [[spoiler:cut off the Master Sword's power to repel evil long before Link would find it]], and only reveals it to the young hero when it was nearly too late. In addition to his powerful dark magic, Ganondorf is also a skilled swordsman with fast reflexes and brute strength, as Link finds out in the final battle.
* GrassIsGreener: He claims his desire to conquer Hyrule boiled down to envy. It was lush and prospering, the desert was harsh and unforgiving.
* GreenEyedMonster: Specifically, his being destined to be the king of a barren desert where the only comfort (if it could be called that) to offer his people was death, before seeing the fertility and peace of Hyrule.
* HannibalLecture: Gives Link one, stating that the actions the gods took to stop him condemned the world to a worse fate than what his actions inflicted.
* HonorBeforeReason: A rare villainous example: During the final fight, after being hit by enough Light Arrows, he approaches Tetra, and, instead of stabbing her, puts away his sword and simply backhands her. Also, he seems to have a habit of, whenever knocking down Link, waiting until he gets back up before he resumes his attack or does a finishing blow. This extends to cutscenes, as well, particularly just before the final battle, where Ganondorf outright tells Link that he has no interest in killing him despite having Link at his mercy; all he wants is the Triforce of Courage that Link currently possesses.
* HumanoidAbomination: He ''was'' human (or very close to it) to start with, but after finding the Triforce, he's become something much, ''much'' worse.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Variation: [[spoiler:Ganondorf attempts to do a last-ditch attack on Link, Link parries it, gains enough air, and then does a downward thrust through Ganondorf's head, burying the sword in up to the hilt]].
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Subtle, but present. He's still technically a King and he owns his own island, but he has no people to rule over and the island is pretty dilapidated and weathered. He lives in what appears to have been a scuttled ship, and his ornate armor has been replaced with black robes. This extends to his own mooks, who make use of run-down and improvised submarines and watchtowers.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: His sword of choice is a katana-style blade.
* KilledOffForReal: Stabbed through the head and TakenForGranite at the end of the game. Direct ''Wind Waker'' sequels have not used him since (with the exception of a brief cameo appearance in the beginning of the first sequel explaining the backstory of the original), so all signs point to this being the case. For this timeline, at least.
* KnightOfCerebus: None of his scenes are played for laughs, and he is shown to be a great threat.
* LaughingMad: His reaction to [[spoiler:the waves coming down on Hyrule from Daphnes' wish to the Triforce]].
* LastOfHisKind: Presumably the last of the Gerudo tribe, following the flooding of Hyrule. With his death at the end and the apparent absence of any Gerudo members in ''Phantom Hourglass'' and ''Spirit Tracks'', it's likely that they're extinct.
* LastVillainStand: When [[spoiler:Daphnes wishes on the Triforce for Hyrule to be washed away by the Great Sea and for Link and Tetra to have a future, Ganondorf suffers a VillainousBreakdown and starts gleefully LaughingMad before drawing his swords and engaging Link in a final showdown.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Same one he always had since ''A Link to the Past''. It is more melancholy and quiet than usual (best heard at Ganon's Tower), reflecting Ganondorf's status as a TragicVillain from the long forgotten era.
* LightningBruiser: Ganondorf's gotten less reliant on hanging back and chucking magic at you or shifting into his MightyGlacier Ganon form in favor of up-close and personal swordfights. He proves to be an astonishingly agile opponent while still being bigger and stronger than Link and [[StoneWall Stone Walling]] all but the most advanced sword attacks.
* MagicKnight: He not only possess powerful magic, but is also unbelievably strong and skilled with a sword. [[DualWielding Or two]].
* MarionetteMaster: He summons Puppet Ganon at the end of the game to attack Link.
* MeaninglessVillainVictory: At the very end of the game, he succeeds in [[spoiler:acquiring the complete Triforce, but King Daphnes appears out of nowhere and touches it first, causing his wish to be granted instead of Ganondorf's.]]
* NayTheist: He acknowledges the existence of the gods of Hyrule, but only so he can curse them for burying Hyrule under the sea. [[spoiler:Even the Triforce, the thing that Ganondorf desires the most, is not safe from this vengeful mindset as Ganondorf tries to kill Link and Zelda in a last spiteful attempt to deny the relic of the gods from granting King Daphnes' wish.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Delivers a positively ''brutal'' one to Link on top of Ganon's Tower.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: As befitting of his [[ClassicVillain role as the villain]], Ganondorf stands out a lot. While most characters have large heads and expressive eyes, Ganondorf has a massive body, dwarfing the protagonists, and his most prominent facial features are his large nose and facial hair. [[spoiler:He shares this design with the King of Hyrule, showing them both as relics that do not belong in the present world.]]
* OlderAndWiser: His depiction here, having had a lot of time to think about things. He still wants to claim the Triforce and take over Hyrule, but he's become more philosophical and explains his original motives.
* OlderThanTheyLook: This Ganon appears to be an old man, frustrated by his inability to acquire the Triforce in ''Ocarina of Time''. He and the King have been locked in combat over the fate of the frozen Hyrule.
* OneWingedAngel: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]], as he doesn't transform into Ganon in this game. The one time it looks like he does, it's actually a puppet in his place.
* PhysicalGod: The Triforce of Power he holds renders him immortal, [[spoiler:and when you pull the depowered Master Sword from its pedestal, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero you give him back his near-omnipotent magical powers]]]].
* PigMan: His Ganon form is hinted at, but never shown. Many ancient text about Hyrule detail the King of Evil as a humanoid pig-like creature, but he always remains as a Gerudo in-game and the closest thing to Ganon in this game is Puppet Ganon.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: "YOUR GODS DESTROYED YOU!"
* RasputinianDeath: He's come back from the dead or from being sealed away numerous times throughout the series, so they resorted to this to prove he was DeaderThanDead. [[spoiler:He's stabbed through the head, TakenForGranite, the tower you fought him on collapses, and the ocean rushes in to bury him underneath miles of water]]. It's not clear ''which'' step actually kept him from coming back, but it seems to have managed to do so.
* SealedEvilInACan: He broke free from the seal of the Seven Sages from ''Ocarina of Time'' long ago, only to be sealed again when the Golden Goddesses flooded the world [[spoiler:and froze Hyrule in a time stasis]]. Centuries later, Ganondorf manages to escape to surface though most of his army still remain sealed by the Master Sword. [[spoiler:They too eventually escape when [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Link pulls the Master Sword out from its pedestal]].]]
* StayingAlive: WordOfGod says there is only one Ganon. Several games imply or outright state it is due to the Triforce of Power making him immortal.
* TakenForGranite: After he's killed via sword to the head, he turns to stone before being flooded along with Hyrule for good measure.
* TakingYouWithMe: The final boss fight is one last spiteful attempt to kill Link and Zelda before he [[spoiler:"drowns with Hyrule"]].
* TragicVillain: Considered by many to be the most sympathetic portrayal of Ganondorf in the series yet. The quote above reveals that he originally wanted a better life for himself and his people, but became consumed by power and lost sight of that, turning into the great evil that would ironically cause Hyrule's destruction.
* VillainousBreakdown: An epic one right before the final battle. [[spoiler:After seeing Triforce and his wish being stolen by King Daphnes (and said-wish is to permanently drown Hyrule, the opposite of Ganondorf's goal), Ganondorf could do nothing more than laugh maniacally as his dreams literally come crashing down.]]
* WickedCultured: Ganondorf is evil, but he has a cultural flair to his evilness. Dressed in regal robes and retaining his human form for the entire duration of the game, he comes off as unusually civilized compared to his beastly and crude army. Additionally, his speeches contains a poetic nature, especially when he compares Hyrule and the Gerudo Desert through the touch of their winds. This is more explicit with the Japanese version, where his monologue style draws from classical poetry and archaic Japanese from the 19th century.
* WorthyOpponent: Ganondorf bears little personal malice against Link and actually looks forward to their next confrontation.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Zigzagged. As Link and Tetra can testify, [[WouldHurtAChild he's not above attacking children]] to get what he wants. But in an interesting show of chivalry, Ganondorf takes pains to avoid hurting Tetra more than necessary in order to [[spoiler:take her Triforce]]. Although he does hit her in the final battle, he carefully puts away his swords first, and avoids her entirely for most of the fight. [[spoiler:Similarly, when he takes the Triforce of Courage, he punches Link and tells him that he didn't want to kill him]]. However, after one VillainousBreakdown, his endgame for the final fight is to take Link and Tetra down with him [[spoiler:as Hyrule is being washed away]].
* XanatosGambit: The Master Sword was actually [[spoiler:sealing his powers away (well, most of them, anyway)]]. By taking it from the pedestal, Link [[spoiler:granted him access to his full powers]]. [[MortonsFork But if he didn't do it, there wouldn't be any way to defeat him.]]