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[[folder:Heroes]]
!!Link
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkiraSasanuma

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This Link is a simple FarmBoy living in Ordon Village who rounds up goats on the Mayor's ranch. One day, he is attacked by Bulblins and pulled into a mysterious fog known as Twilight by a Shadow Beast. After realizing he has turned into a wolf, he is rescued by the imp Midna in exchange for agreeing to help her recover the Fused Shadows to stop the BigBad: Zant.

* AnimalTalk: He can understand and talk to animals as a wolf.
* {{Animorphism}}: He turns into a wolf when in Twilight.
* {{Badass}}: Goron-wrasslin', Gerudo-tossin', horseback-stabbin', card-carryin' badass, to be exact.
* BadassNormal: Wolf form aside, he's this compared to some other Links due to not having a magic pool.
* BalefulPolymorph: His wolf transformation, especially when he is shown writhing painfully when he first becomes a wolf.
* BerserkButton:
** ''Don't'' hurt the Ordon Village kids. ''Especially'' Ilia.
** Don't even think about trying to harm Midna OR Zelda, as [[spoiler:Ganondorf]] learned the hard way.
* BigBrotherInstinct: To all the kids in Ordon Village, but particularly Colin.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: While it goes unmentioned, Link is shown to have a noticeable birthmark in the shape of the Triforce on his sword hand.
* {{Bishonen}}: Most DEFINITELY yes.
* BowAndSwordInAccord
* ChainedByFashion: His wolf form. It comes from being shackled up by Zant's minions at the start of the game, and Midna only breaks the chain instead of removing the shackle, so it's retained when Link becomes a wolf.
* TheChampion: He's basically this for the three goddesses.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He can overpower ''Ganondorf''.
* CharacterTics: When targeting an enemy with his sword drawn, he will frequently twirl his weapon in his hand. This was carried over in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' and the 3DS remake of ''Ocarina of Time''.
* ChickMagnet: Many girls show interest in him, like Ilia, [[PrecociousCrush Beth]], [[TheImp Midna]], and Telma (who apparently flirts with a lot of men). In a quite literal case, he also gets hit on by a ''chicken'' while in wolf form.
* TheChosenOne: The next chosen wielder of the Triforce of Courage, in [[TheUnchosenOne direct contrast]] to the Link in ''[[TheLegendofZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]''.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: The Light Spirit Faron gives him the clothes that the Hero Of Time once wore.
* CoolHorse: Epona
* CoolSword: The Master Sword, as usual.
** AncestralWeapon: It's the same one wielded by his ancestor, the Hero of Time.
* {{Cowboy}}
* CrazyPrepared: Has a weapon/item for every possible situation.
* FarmBoy: Starts life as a farmhand in a small village.
* FashionableAsymmetry: His starting outfit.
* FriendToAllChildren: The self-imposed guardian of the other children in Ordon.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Animals of all stripes like him.
* GeniusBruiser: Smart enough to solve the various puzzles in the various dungeons, strong enough to swing around a huge ball-and-chain.
* TheHero
* HeroicLineage: He's a confirmed descendant of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Hero of Time]].
* HeroicMime: Lampshaded by Midna.
** It's occasionally implied that he does speak, other characters react like he does, but he is never shown speaking and no subtitles appear.
* HorseArcher: Now he can use most of his weapons while on Epona, not just his Bow. He even fights King Bulblin in a jousting match!
* HotBlooded: He doesn't talk, but judging by his manners, he definitely is this.
* InstantCosplaySurprise: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since he had just regained his human form for the first time since [[BalefulPolymorph becoming a wolf]]. His [[ClothesMakeTheLegend new attire]] [[HeroicLineage is that of his ancestor]], the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Hero of Time]].
* KindHeartedCatLover: He can pick up cats and puppies; when he does, rather than holding them above his head like Cuccos, he cradles them against his chest.
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Magic Armor literally makes him one.
* LadyAndKnight: The White Knight to both Midna's Dark Lady and Zelda's Bright Lady.
* LegacyCharacter: He is supposedly the successor of the Hero Of Time.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Finally receives one in the form of the new Hyrule Field theme, which also plays after particularly heroic moments, when he has the [[TacticalSuicideBoss upper hand]] [[PuzzleBoss in boss fights]] and in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FWqG7AUntM Link/Hero dedicated part of the Zelda 25th Anniversary montage.]]
* MasterSwordsman: His skill at fighting is highlighted here through the various sword-fighting techniques he learns. Although those are optional, he does explicitly defeat [[{{Badass}} Ganondorf]] in a straight up duel. While he doesn't start the game as a distinguished fighter, [[TookALevelInBadass by the end of it]] he truly lives up the title of "MasterSwordsman".
* MagicMusic: Less so in this game than usual, but he can howl in wolf form to do things.
* MrFanservice
* NiceHat
* NobleWolf: A knight in fury armor is he.
* OneManArmy: He is much braver than the cowardly Hyrulean soldiers.
* PapaWolf: To the Ordon village kids. [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Literally, sometimes.]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* RewardingVandalism: However, in Iza's boat shop, he has to pay for vandalism.
* ShirtlessScene: When Mayor Bo teaches him Sumo wrestling. See MrFanservice above.
* TheSouthpaw: In the {{Gamecube}} version. The {{Wii}} version made him right-handed to accommodate for the Wii Remote plus Nunchuck setup.
* StupidSexyFlanders
* SuperSenses: As a wolf, he gains heightened senses that allow him to follow scent trails, find objects underground, and see in the dark.
* UnknownRival: [[spoiler:This time around, Ganondorf doesn't seem the least bit bothered about him, most likely because the Hero of Time didn't fight Ganondorf in the [[AlternateTimeline childhood timeline,]] which TP follows.]]
* WallOfWeapons
** HammerSpace: Made more interesting because some weapons are quite heavy when he uses them, but he walks normally when he puts them away.
* WeaponTwirling: Link sword twirls if he sheathes his sword after every major kill.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Not only does he grapple goats during his work time, he sumo wrestles a goron.

!!Midna
!!!Voiced by: Akiko Koumoto

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An enigmatic and snarky [[TheImp imp]] who has a mysterious connection to the Twilight that has enveloped Hyrule. She offers to help Link escape from his prison and eventually becomes his guide. She rides on his back when he's in wolf form, and hides in his shadow when he's a human.

* AloofAlly
* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]]
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Fused Shadows.
* BadassAdorable
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:She's the princess of the Twilight Realm trapped in the body of an imp.]]
* BlackMagic
** DarkIsNotEvil
* ChekhovsBoomerang: See TitleDrop below.
* CoolHelmet: The piece of the Fused Shadow she wears through most of the game.
* CuteLittleFangs
* CuteMonsterGirl
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* DefrostingIceQueen
* [[spoiler:DimensionLord: She's the true ruler of the Twilight Realm. Zant usurped the throne from her.]]
* ExpositionFairy
%% The audience reaction side of Even The Girls Want Her goes in YMMV
* FieryRedhead
* FisherKing: [[spoiler:She fulfills this role for the Twilight Realm.]]
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: She can levitate titanic hunks of rock with her mind, then teleport them through space, but makes Link do all the fighting. She can fly, but chooses to ride around on his back. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that this seems entirely in character for her.
* GenreSavvy
* [[spoiler:GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: In her true form. ''"Am I so beautiful that you've no words left?"'']]
* HartmanHips: Well, just look at her! [[spoiler:Applies to her real appearance as well]].
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HurtingHero: [[spoiler:She feels incredible guilt about letting Zant overrun her kingdom, Ganondorf or no Ganondorf. Then, when she realizes how noble Link and Zelda are, she feels even more guilt about how she treated Link. She goes from {{Jerkass}} to DefrostingIceQueen [[CharacterDevelopment over the course of the game]].]]
* TheImp: Provides the Trope page image.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Even when she was acting as a jerk to Link and Zelda, she still loved and cared about her people. And then there's how her relationship with Link and Zelda gradually grew.
* KickTheDog: Her mocking Zelda and Link about their situation and the fate of Hyrule, before her CharacterDevelopment.
* LadyAndKnight: The Dark Lady to Link's White Knight.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: At one point in the game, she hums her own theme music.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Before her CharacterDevelopment.
* MsFanservice: [[spoiler:Especially her true form.]]
* OneWingedAngel: The Fused Shadow turns her into an enormous trident-wielding monstrosity.
* PrehensileHair: She can grab handles, designate large objects for teleport, and [[spoiler:punch through Zant]] with it.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Midna is the Twilight Princess, trapped in an imp form by Zant.]]
* SheCleansUpNicely: [[spoiler:After she regains her true form, Link looks quite taken aback.]]
* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oja9CY4qZ-A#t=176 Seen here from 2:56-3:02]]. [[NightmareFuel Sweet dreams, kids!]] (And spoilers.)
* SpotlightStealingSquad: If ''Twilight Princess'' is the only ''Zelda'' you've played, you can be forgiven for wondering why all the other games focus on that quiet chap she rides around on and that other girl.
* TitleDrop: She sarcastically calls Zelda the "Twilight Princess" during Link's first meeting with them. [[spoiler:It turns out that ''Midna'' is the Twilight Princess; her earlier Title Drop was a false lead.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She even uses the classic "I'm only helping because I have to" line if you talk to her while you're restoring the light to Eldin Province.
-->'''Midna:''' Hey, don't think for a second that I care about your world of light... I don't! I'm helping you because I have to! You remember that!
* TheVamp: She never really tries to seduce Link, though she's rather manipulative in other regards.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The miniboss of the Lakebed Temple suggests that she is grossed out by frogs and/or toads, to the point that she refuses to give Link any hints during the battle.

!!Zelda
!!!Voiced by: Jun Mizusawa

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The Princess and reigning monarch of Hyrule. She was to be crowned queen, but Zant invaded on the day preceding her coronation. She gives Link advice in a tower in Hyrule Castle in which she is imprisoned.

* ActionGirl[=/=]TheArcher: For the final battle, see below.
* BadassInDistress[=/=]DamselOutOfDistress
* BigGood
* BlackCloak: A particularly stylish one complete with InTheHood.
* BrainyBrunette: Princess of a kingdom, incredibly good archer and bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom.
* CoolCrown
* DamselInDistress: Link can't rescue her the first time they meet, nor the second for that matter. She gets saved near the end (third time's the charm).
* DemonicPossession: Used on [[spoiler:her empty body near the end of the game, while Zelda's soul is secretly keeping Midna alive.]]
* ErmineCapeEffect: She wears her dress even under her brown cape.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* EyeAwaken: Not her, specifically, but [[spoiler:Ganon does this with her body after he possessed her, shortly before the Ganon's Puppet: Zelda battle. The result literally sends Midna flying.]]
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: A very graceful combo of purple, ivory, and gold here.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Possibly. The BlackCloak she wears while imprisoned in the tower is actually a robe of mourning for her ravaged country.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: She sacrifices herself to save Midna. She gets better.]]
* TheHighQueen: Perhaps here more than any other game.
* LadyAndKnight: The Bright Lady to Link's White Knight.
* LadyOfWar: She's got a ''sword'' this time around, as well as a bow that's almost as long as she is tall.
* LegacyCharacter: She keeps the tradition of having the name Zelda as a female of the Royal Family.
* LightEmUp[=/=]HolyHandGrenade: The Light Arrows as well as [[spoiler:in her boss fight as InstantRunes and an EnergyBall because she is a TennisBoss.]]
* LivingMacGuffin
* MaleGaze: Her eyes are left out of the shot in the flashback where she surrenders to Zant, but the camera makes sure not to miss her chest.
* OperaGloves
* OutOfFocus: While she doesn't really get that much less screen-time than her predecessors (and indeed, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI more]] [[LinksAwakening than]] [[MajorasMask some]]), on average, she ''is'' less important to the plot than usual. However, she is a pivotal part of Midna's CharacterDevelopment.
* ParentalAbandonment: The fact that she was due to be crowned queen implies that her parents have died, although they're never mentioned at all.
* PimpedOutDress
* PrincessesRule: Despite the title, she's the reigning monarch of Hyrule -- she would be Queen Zelda if her coronation had gone on schedule.
* RoyalRapier
* SadisticChoice[=/=]TakeMeInstead: She surrenders to Zant so that he will not harm her people.
* SymbolMotifClothing: Just about the hem, her skirt is decorated with harp symbols.
* [[TheWisePrince The Wise Princess]]
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask
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[[folder:Villains]]
!! Ook

A baboon with a spider above his head, the first mini-boss of the game. Apparently was the leader of the Monkeys, and after saving him from the spider Parasite on his head he gives you the Gale Boomerang. After you defeat him, he helps you finish the Forest Temple Dungeon.

* BlowYouAway
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: His vulnerable point is his butt. That's right, the game requires you to ''spank the monkey'' to defeat him.
* HeelFaceTurn
* VisualPun: See GettingCrapPastTheRadar above.
* WarmUpBoss

!!Diababa

A three-headed baba (poisonous venus flytraps) large enough to dwarf a monster truck dwelling in poison water. Is the first boss of the game.

* BossSubtitles: Twilit Parasite: Diababa
* GoForTheEye
* HiveMind
* KilledOffForReal
* WarmUpBoss

!!Dangoro

The miniboss of Goron Mines. Grants you the Hero's Bow after you defeat him.

* AntiVillain: He's more of an obstacle than an actual enemy since he only tries to protect you from Fyrus.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* TheStoic

!!Fyrus

A being cursed by twilight locked deep within Goron Mines.

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* BossSubtitles: Twilit Igniter: Fyrus
* HumanAllAlong: [[spoiler:Really the Goron Patriarch Darbus.]]
* PlayingWithFire
* SealedEvilInACan: Well, a room.

!!Deku Frog

The miniboss of Lakebed Temple. Gives you the clawshot. Technically a frog because it has teeth, but is also referred to as a toad.

* MightyGlacier: Incredibly slow, also incredibly strong.
* MookMaker: Creates frogoes as one of his moves.

!!Morpheel

The third boss of the game and the only boss that actually bleeds. A giant leech/eel with an eye that swims between its tentacles.

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* BossSubtitles: Twilit Aquatic: Morpheel
* EyeScream: Poor guy...
* GoForTheEye
* KilledOffForReal
* LargeAndInCharge
* SealedEvilInACan
* TheVoiceless: Happens when one lives underwater.

!!Death Sword

Arbiter's Grounds resident miniboss. Apparently a ghost shaman with an ox skull for a head and an alligator jawbone for a mouth but at a shorter length. Gives up the spinner after its defeat.

* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* SealedEvilInACan
* PuzzleBoss

!!Stallord

A giant ibex skeleton.

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Until his lower body is destroyed.
* BossSubtitles: Twilit Fossil: Stallord
* DeaderThanDead
* KingMook
* LargeAndInCharge
* MookMaker
* PosthumousCharacter: You're fighting a giant skeleton.

!!Darkhammer

A bulky Lizalfos in a suit of armor. Appears a third of the way through Snowpeak Ruins. Guardian of the dungeon's ball and chain (long mace).

* TheFaceless
* KilledOffForReal
* TheVoiceless
* WakeUpCallBoss: But boy, is the reward {{worth it}}!

!!Blizzeta

Yeta transformed into a ice demon by the mirror of twilight.

* AnIcePerson
* [[BeatTheCurseOutOfHim Beat The Curse Out Of Her]]
* BossSubtitles: Twilit Ice Mass: Blizzeta
* HumanAllAlong: Yeti all along?

!!Darknut

A raven-like creature covered in a suit of armor. First resides in the Temple of Time, where it gives Link the Dominion Rod when it dies.

* RecurringBoss: This isn't the last place you see it.
* SwordFight
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* TurnsRed: As your attacks progressively rid it of its armor, the Darknut eventually shifts to a faster, more aggressive fighting style and more easily blocks/evades your attacks.
* TheVoiceless

!!Armogohma

A giant spider (gohma) with a weak point on its eye.

* BossSubtitles: Twilit Arachnid: Armogohma
* GoForTheEye
* KilledOffForReal
* MookMaker
* NotQuiteDead: When Link crushes it enough times to reduce its health to zero, only its exoskeleton explodes. What's left underneath is a large amount of Twilit insects, with a large one with Armogohma's eye on its back. Link's reaction upon seeing it is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny amusing]].

!!Aeralfos

A flying dragon/Lizalfos with clawgripped shields. After its first defeat, it gives you a second clawshot.

* RecurringBoss: Later versions weaken, though.

!!Argorok

An armored dragon functioning as the boss of the City in the Sky.

* BattleInTheRain
* BossSubtitles: Twilit Dragon: Argorok
* EldritchAbomination
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* KilledOffForReal
* OurDragonsAreDifferent

!!Phantom Zant

A holographic Zant that is the miniboss of the Twilight Palace. Grants the light sword after defeat (but not immediately after).

* PuzzleBoss: You have to defeat him TWICE. Then you have stop the Zant hands from getting the ''sols'' that create the light sword.

!!Zant

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Played up to be the BigBad of ''Twilight Princess,'' and later HijackedByGanon. He bonded himself to Ganon, whom he believed to be a god, and used his power to take over the Twilight Realm. At the opening of ''Twilight Princess,'' he is spreading Twilight all over Hyrule, and has invaded Hyrule Castle.

* AmbitionIsEvil: Midna states this is the reason why he was initially passed over for power.
-->'''Midna:''' Traitors, ha! You want to know why none would call you king? It was your eyes, Zant. All saw it, a lust for power burning in your pupils... Did you think we'd forget our ancestors lost their king to such greed?
* [[spoiler:AxCrazy: Revealed to be this when you fight him.]]
* {{Badass}}: He's utterly despicable, but the way he nearly conquered all of Hyrule in the blink of an eye is truly something to behold.
** BadassBaritone: Subverted. His voice is initially deep when Link first encounters him, but during the FinalBattle with him, his voice gets progressively higher.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: His blind following of Ganondorf.
* BossSubtitles Usurper King: Zant
* TheCaligula: After coming to power, he used his magic to transform the Twili into Shadow Beasts for his army to conquer Hyrule.
* CastingAShadow: Comes with being a Twili.
* ClassicVillain: Ambition and Pride.
* ConfusionFu: [[spoiler:His fighting style is heavily erratic, even moreso the more hits you give to him.]]
* CoolHelmet: One that resembles a chameleon's head. And apparently he knows just how cool it is as he creates sentient copies of his helmet to guard the Palace of Twilight and creates giant copies of his helmet during the third round of the boss fight.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: His first meeting with Link has him knocking Link around like a ragdoll and nearly killing Midna all without even waving his arms.]]
* DarkIsEvil: While the Twili race as a whole is a clear-cut example of DarkIsNotEvil, he stands out as the sole exception.
* DarthVaderClone: Walks around in black robes with a CoolHelmet. Makes that weird sort of distinctive sound whenever he appears that could be likened to Vader's breath. Also, the scene when he breaks down the door of Hyrule castle, massacres the Hylian soldiers, walks in after his troops like a badass and captures Princess Zelda really seals the deal.
* DealWithTheDevil: Ganondorf makes one with him. Ganon would give him the power to take over the Twilight Realm and in exchange, Zant would help him return to the world of light.
* DimensionLord: [[spoiler:Subverted. Midna is the true ruler of the Twilight Realm. Zant took the throne from her.]]
* TheDragon: For Ganondorf
* DualWielding: Uses twin blades in the final battle.
* EvilChancellor: Was previously this for the Twilight Realm and next in line to be king, but was passed over in favor of [[spoiler:Midna]] due to his lust for power.
* EvilSorcerer
* EvilWearsBlack
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He was just an ordinary, but insane Twili until Ganondorf gave him his power. It got worse from there... ''a lot worse''.
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: When he first encounters Link, he takes the Fused Shadows with him so Midna can't use them against him. When he sees that Link is still alive, he realizes that the only way Link and Midna could enter the Twilight Realm was via the Mirror of Twilight, so he shattered the Mirror and scattered its pieces across Hyrule.]] He doesn't reach DangerouslyGenreSavvy due to making some careless errors along the way. See NiceJobFixingItVillain below.
* HandBlast: His main attack during the boss fight with him.
* HandHidingSleeves: That nearly reach the floor, with tassels hanging down even farther. The only time his hands are shown is when he's bringing Stallord to life. In his boss battle, he reveals he has blades hidden up them.
* TheHeavy: For almost the entire game, until he's defeated.
* HijackedByGanon: Probably the most controversial example of this trope.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: How he meets his end at Midna's hand.]]
** [[spoiler: DeathByIrony: Earlier, he mocked the Fused Shadows as ancient and withered magic. Midna finishes him off with only a fraction of the Fused Shadows's power.]]
* {{Irony}}: He hates light-dwellers for imprisoning the Twili in the Twilight Realm, but he's working for one, Ganondorf.
* KickTheDog: Three times!
** [[spoiler: Turning Midna into an imp and transforming the Twili into Shadow Beasts.]]
** Executing Queen Rutela in front of the Zoras for resisting his rule and freezing the Zora's in ice.
** [[spoiler: Cursing Link to remain in Wolf form and nearly killing Midna by exposing her to light.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: While the game was already dark by ''Zelda'' standards, it gets darker anytime he shows up.
* LaughingMad: Let's just say that during the final battle against Zant, he seems to laugh a lot of the time, and that it is one seriously disturbed laugh.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has a very subtle one. In his theme music at the beginning after the ScareChord (see below) there is a very weird sequence of six notes played on what sounds like a very discordant stringed instrument. When you are in Twilight-covered areas of Hyrule, you hear the same six notes on a flute in the BGM.
* MaskOfSanity: The immediate impression is of a calm, controlled EvilOverlord. The way he ''[[spoiler:drools in Midna's ear]]'' is our first clue to his real personality. The mask comes off entirely in his boss fight.
* NeckSnap: He does one in [[spoiler:Ganon's death scene for some reason.]]
* {{Necromancer}}: Zant uses a Twilight Sword to bring Stallord, the boss of Arbiter Grounds, to life.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:He curses Link to stay in wolf form with a Shadow crystal. This ultimately bites him in the ass later, as the power of the Master Sword not only allows Link to return to human form, but also become a VoluntaryShapeshifter by keeping the crystal.]]
** [[spoiler: And even earlier during his takeover of the Twilight Realm, if he had just killed Midna instead of turning her into an imp, he would've had a lot less problems to deal wih in the future.]]
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: His ultimate goal is to spread Twilight all over Hyrule.
* NoodlePeople: It's not really noticeable because of his clothes, but he's quite [[LeanAndMean skinny, lanky, and has disturbingly long arms]].
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Zigzagged. He personally leads the coup to [[spoiler: overthrow Midna]], is on the front lines with the invasion of Hyrule and even takes care of Link personally when he begins to become a problem, but after [[spoiler:shattering the Mirror of Twilight and preventing Link and Midna from entering the Twilight Realm]], he belives he's taken care of all obstacles and spends the rest of the game at the Palace of Twilight.
* PuppetKing: He even admits his rise of power was thanks to Ganondorf's influence.
* PsychopathicManchild: While initialy appearing as a calm, collected, and ruthless ruler, [[spoiler: when Link and Midna confront him in the Palace of Twilight, he ultimately reveals himself to be an immature, egotistic, and psychotic brat.]]
* RealityWarper: Thanks to Ganondorf's power, Zant can do virtually ''anything''. He can change size at will, levitate, teleport, travel between the Twilight Realm and Hyrule without the Mirror of Twilight, conjure objects out of Twilight matter, turn others into Shadow Beasts, create holograms of himself, and replicate past locations of previous bosses among other magical feats.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler: Subverted as he is not the true King of the Twilight.]]
* SadisticChoice: Offers one to Zelda, forcing her to surrender so he would spare her people.
* ScareChord: His musical theme begins with some strange squealing noise.
* SizeShifter: During the fifth round of the fight, Zant grows to giant size and tries to crush Link underfoot. Hilariously, when struck by the Ball and Chain, he'll jump around clutching his foot while shrinking to tiny size.
* SmugSnake: He's is nowhere as powerful as he thinks he is despite gaining Ganondorf's power.
* TheSociopath: Despite claiming to have the Twili's best intrests at heart, it's pretty clear that he cares only for himself and will do whatever it takes to secure his rule.
* SpinAttack: One of his attacks during the boss fight with him.
* TermsOfEndangerment: He keeps referring to Midna as "my Midna." May be a StalkerWithACrush, although this is unconfirmed.
* [[spoiler:TheUsurper: To Midna.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: As his boss fight shows, he tends to rely on his magical prowess more than actual skill. When forced to fight with swords, his fighting style is childish and unpredictable.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Though he wasn't exactly sane from the start, only keeping a calm facade. He loses this facade once Link reaches his throne room, and he breaks down even more when their fight goes on, as his attacks get even more unpredictable as he is on his last hits.]]
* WeakenedByTheLight: Strangely averted. Despite being a Twili, light doesn't seem to have any effect on him. It's possible that his clothing protects him or it's because of Ganondorf's power.
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: Offers this to Midna. When she refuses, he nearly kills her in response.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Averted. He ''believes'' he's this, but in reality he's an insane meglomaniacal psychopath.

!!King Bulblin

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The chief of the Bulblin tribe in ''Twilight Princess,'' who raid Link's village at the beginning of the game. He and his minions serve as recurring enemies throughout the game, with Link fighting him four times, two on horseback, two on foot.

* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Subverted. While he and his race appeared to be this, he only fought on Ganondorf and Zant's side because he follows the strongest side - [[spoiler:which, after battle after battle, turns out to be Link.]]
* BarbarianTribe
* FullBoarAction: He rides a blue boar.
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:He finally realizes that Link is too powerful to be defeated and stops fighting him after their last encounter.]]
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: He is the TropeNamer.
* KickTheDog: He waves around a kidnapped child like a flag.
** Particularly bad is the fact that it's [[ShrinkingViolet Colin]].
* KingMook
* [[spoiler:NobleDemon]]: [[spoiler:Once his true colors are exposed, he comes across as this.]]
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RecurringBoss

!!Ganondorf
!!!Voiced by: Hironori Miyata

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[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime After falsely swearing allegiance to the king]], Ganondorf was exposed as a traitor by the Hero of Time, having just come back from a BadFuture where he'd taken over Hyrule. His plans to get the Triforce were foiled, and he was condemned to execution by the Sages themselves. However, even though he got his heart pierced, it didn't quite kill him, as the mark of the Triforce of Power somehow appeared in his hand, and reanimated his body. In a fit of UnstoppableRage, he broke free of his chains, killed the Sage of Water, and took the very sword meant to execute him for his own. In a desperate move, the Sages sent Ganondorf to the Twilight Realm, in the hopes of keeping him trapped there. After wandering there for who-knows-how-long, he met Zant, and the events of the game were set in motion.
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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: His skin is somewhere between green and gray this time around.
* AttackItsWeakpoint: He still has the glowing scar he received from his failed execution. If anyone guesses this is his one weakpoint, they'd be right.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Can be distracted in the final battle by '''your fishing rod.'''
** However, he doesn't show signs of this any other time, and this is the ''only'' item you can use to distract him. It's a long-standing series tradition (dating back to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'') for a single non-combat item to have an inexplicable combat usage like this.
* {{Archenemy}}: Averted this time, from his point of view at least, as he doesn't really know who Link is in this game. Especially in contrast to the equivalent moment in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' Timeline. There he faces The Hero of Time Reborn, who overthrew his kingdom after his successful grand master plan and stabbed him in the face at the end of an epic duel. Here he faces The Hero of Time Reborn who called the cops on him during the early stages of his grand master plan.
* {{Badass}}: The sages chained him to a stone and impaled him with a sword, but when he got the Triforce of Power, he broke free from the chains and killed one of the sages by PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE.
** BadassBeard [[BeardOfEvil Of Evil]]: Second game in a row he has it. Looks like he's keeping it.
** BadassCape: Just watch how it flows during his battle.
* BigBad: Much to the dismay of Zant fans.
* BladeLock: For the first time in the series. Slash or Jump Attack at him when he comes running at you with his sword raised and you'll lock blades. Lose, and you'll get stabbed ForMassiveDamage (and a brief DarkReprise of his already dark theme). Win, and he'll be left wide open for a devastating combo (and accompanying TriumphantReprise of his theme).
* BossSubtitles: A few.
** Ganon's Puppet: [[spoiler:Zelda]]
** Twilight Beast: Ganon
** Dark Lord: Ganondorf
* CardCarryingVillain: At one point, he talks about how hatred fuels his power. (''SkywardSword'' makes this a combination of {{Foreshadowing}} and CallBack!)
* CoolSword: He wields an intricate blade made of HardLight, in fact, the very sword used in his botched execution.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Due to his Gerudo heritage. Though, as previously said, his skin isn't as much dark as it is green by now.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:He uses this on Zelda for the first phase of the final battle]].
* DiedStandingUp: [[spoiler:After the final battle]].
* DimensionLord: By extension of being the one commanding Zant.
* DuelBoss: The final battle against him, which, along with ''Wind Waker'''s, is recognized as one of the best boss fights in the series.
* EvilLaugh: Toned down considerably from the previous games. More like an Evil Chuckle.
* EvilOverlord
* EvilSorcerer
* FullBoarAction: Ganon.
* GeniusBruiser
* GodGuise: He poses as a god to manipulate Zant.
* GutturalGrowler
* HeartLight: He has a white, glowing scar in the middle of his chest. His permanent reminder of the Sages' failed attempt at executing him.
* HellishHorse: With ''glowing red eyes''.
* HumanoidAbomination: He ''was'' human (or very close to it) to start with, but after getting the Triforce of Power, he became something much, ''much'' worse.
** [[spoiler:In the wake of ''Skyward Sword'', some fans have suggested that this incarnation of Ganondorf became a true vessel for Demise's rage when he gained godly power during his "execution", which would make him fit even more squarely into this trope.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The Sages do this to him. It doesn't work. [[spoiler:Then Link does it. It works.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Remixed with Hyrule Castle's while you progress through it. [[spoiler:And with Zelda's for the first phase of the final battle]].
* LightIsNotGood: Light ''was'' good [[spoiler:when the Sages tried to off him with a CoolSword made of the stuff]], but in his hands... not so much.
** Also applies to Ganondorf himself to a certain extent. While he himself [[DarkIsEvil has very dark clothes and skin]], he still falls into the "light" category by virtue of being a light dweller as opposed to a Twilight dweller.
*** Taken even further by the fact that all of the Twilight dwellers, apart from Zant at least, are [[DarkIsNotEvil at least implied to be nowhere near as bad as Ganondorf is.]]
* LightningBruiser: He walks pretty slow in his fight, but that's because he wants to. For a guy as massive as he is, he can move pretty quickly if he wants to. And jump absurdly high.
** His Ganon form is extremely fast in spite of its size and can ram through the stone pillars in the throne room you fight it in like they aren't even there.
* MagicKnight: He not only possesses powerful magic, but is also unbelievably strong and skilled with a sword.
* ManipulativeBastard: Manipulates Zant in order to escape the Twilight Realm.
* MarathonBoss: If fought the hard and boring way.
* NighInvulnerable: First he gets exposed as a traitor, which probably nets him '''very''' ''harsh'' treatment in a prison (Arbiter's Grounds, [[NightmareFuel and if they're anything to go by...]]). Then he gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice by a [[{{BFS}} sword]] made of HardLight specially made for executing deranged madmen like him. Then he gets thrown into the [[DarkWorld Twilight Realm]] (and it really looks like it hurt him when he got disintegrated into the portal). Then when Link confronts him, he gets hit by [[spoiler:his own]] powerful light magic spells, which should be his antithesis, then gets his still-very open [[GoodScarsEvilScars scar]] and [[AttackItsWeakpoint weak spot]] '''brutally abused''', then gets hit by Midna's OneWingedAngel form's {{BFS}} of a spear (which was enough to trigger an '''explosion strong enough to level Hyrule Castle'''), then gets turned into a [[LightEmUp Light Arrow]] [[WeakenedByTheLight pincushion,]] then gets [[DeathOfAThousandCuts repeatedly slashed]] [[AttackItsWeakpoint in his scar]] [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement by the Master Sword,]] and finally, [[spoiler:is [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbed]] one last time in the chest, right where his glowing scar is,]] bringing this OverlyLongGag to a subverted close. For those who skipped the paragraph, '''Ganondorf just refuses to die.'''
* OlderAndWiser: Averted. Unlike in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', he's older, but not much wiser compared to his ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' self.
* OneWingedAngel: Ganon, as always. [[spoiler:[[BishonenLine He turns back into his human form for the very last fight though]]]].
* PhysicalGod: Almost literally, considering what powers him. He also pretends to be an actual god to Zant.
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: When he's [[spoiler:possessing Zelda]].
* SealedEvilInACan: What the Sages did to him after they failed to kill him. He got out.
* SlouchOfVillainy
* StayingAlive: [[spoiler:Although he seems to be DeaderThanDead at the end, with the Triforce of Power abandoning him, he ends up reincarnating just in time to [[HijackedByGanon hijack]] VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures.]]
* TheStoic: Which is odd, considering he's usually a grade-A LargeHam.
* WickedCultured
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Group]]
"The Group" is the unofficial name for a group of [[LaResistance freedom-fighters]] that meets in Telma's Bar in ''Twilight Princess'' to organize a resistance against Zant. The members of this group help Link get to the last few dungeons of the game and [[StormingTheCastle storm the castle]] in a [[Awesome/TheLegendOfZelda very awesome scene at the end.]]

!!Rusl

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Link's mentor and big brother figure. A swordsman from Ordon village, he acts as a surrogate father to Link and gathers some old friends to form a small group of mercenaries later in the game to counter Zant's forces in Hyrule.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassMustache
* BigBrotherInstinct: He regards Link as his younger brother, and is appropriately protective of him.
* TheBlacksmith: Mostly off-screen, but he did forge the Ordon Sword.
* DubNameChange: His original Japanese name is Moi.
* HappilyMarried: To his wife Uli, who is pregnant with their second child during the course of the game. (The newborn baby is seen briefly during the end credits.)
* TheHero: Of the Resistance, not the game.
* LaResistance
* MasterSwordsman
* TheObiWan: He doesn't die, but he ''is'' severely injured.
* PapaWolf: He valiantly defends his family from a ferocious wolf (who just happens to be Link). Did we mention he does this while seriously injured from a recent raid on the village?
** Which makes it all the more humorous later in the game where a fully recovered Rusl will cower if Link runs up to him in wolf form in the Faron woods.
* StormingTheCastle

!!Ashei

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A female knight who scouts out the Snowpeak region in search of the Yeti tribe. She joins the rest of the resistance at the end of the game by storming the castle. Supplemental material explains that her father was a Hylian soldier who raised her to be a warrior like the son he never had.

* ActionGirl
* {{Bokukko}}
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Minus the sickly aspect.
* GirlishPigtails
* LaResistance
* LadyOfWar
* TheLancer: To Rusl's hero for the Group.
* [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordswoman]]
* MissingMom: See RaisedByDudes.
* PrettyInMink: In her Yeti getup on Snowpeak.
* RaisedByDudes: Her backstory, given very briefly, is that she was raised by her single father, so she doesn't always have the most ladylike manners.
* StormingTheCastle
* VerbalTic: She ends sentences with "yeah?"

!!Auru

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Auru is the oldest member of the Group, and one of the most knowledgeable. He helps Link get over the mountains and into Gerudo Desert. He used to tutor Princess Zelda in her youth.

* BadassBeard
* TheBigGuy
* {{BFG}}: During the StormingTheCastle sequence, he shoots Lizalfos with a ''bazooka.''
* CoolOldGuy
* DubNameChange: His original Japanese name is Rafrel.
* {{Expy}}: His design, as well as his English name, come from Rauru, the Sage of Light.
* LaResistance
* StormingTheCastle

!!Shad

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Shad is TheSmartGuy of the group, who is usually too involved with his studies to do any fighting. However, his knowledge of ancient Hylian lore does help you get to the City in the Sky. According to supplemental material, his father worked as a butler in the royal palace.

* {{Adorkable}}
* BadassBookworm: Implied by his participation when the gang is StormingTheCastle, although he's not actually seen doing anything particularly badass.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BookSafe: His weapon of choice is an ornamental dagger...which he uses as a ''bookmark''.
* CloudCuckooLander: He's always researching an ancient City in the Sky, which everybody believes to be mythical. [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight Turns out he's right, though.]]
* CollaredByFashion
* CunningLinguist: He's the only person in all of Hyrule who understands the ancient StarfishLanguage of the Oocca.
* CuteBookworm: A male example.
* HollywoodNerd
* LaResistance
* NerdsAreSexy
* NonActionGuy
* RedheadedHero: Auburn, to be precise.
* RedundantResearcher: Despite being vital to the discovery of the City in the Sky, he never gets to see it.
* TheSmartGuy
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* SpeakingSimlish: He's the only character, apart from Midna, who actually has a speaking scene in the game - he chants an incantation in the scene where the Sky Cannon is discovered. [[http://youtu.be/HR4sh9zBzb4?t=40s Seen here.]]
* StormingTheCastle
* VerbalTic: His speech is peppered with quaint Britishisms, like "I say" and "old boy."

!!Telma

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Telma is the proprietor of the bar where the Group usually meets, and she frequently helps Link throughout the game, mainly by taking care of Ilia during her amnesia.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: She's shown to definitely have a thing for Renado, the shaman in Kakariko Village, but he can't stand her.
* TheBartender
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* EscortMission: Early in the game, you have to escort her covered wagon to Kakariko Village.
* FriendToAllChildren: She has a very motherly nature, and demonstrates this both toward the amnesiac Ilia and the ill Prince Ralis even though the latter is a Zora.
* GagBoobs: Link almost gets MarshmallowHell'd following the EscortMission. It doesn't help that they're at (his) eye level and that he's got an open-mouthed stare at that moment...
* KindheartedCatLover: And her cat is a nice one, too.
* LaResistance
* MamaBear[=/=]TeamMom: She's very sweet and flirty and fun...until the soldiers prove too cowardly to perform the above-mentioned EscortMission, at which point she tears them a new one and tells them never to come back to her bar.
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: When you meet her cat [[Film/ThelmaAndLouise Louise]], you realize...
** The emblem on her dress resembles a stylized Gerudo Symbol, [[WildMassGuessing leading to theories]] that she's related to the clan.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Supporting Cast]]
!!Ilia

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Link's best childhood friend is the daughter of the mayor of Ordon Village, and is abducted by Bulblins early in the game. A large portion of the later game is dedicated to helping her recover her lost memories. She functions in a role similar to that which Malon played in ''Ocarina of Time'' and shares Aryll's status of the "Girl who went missing and thus motivates Link to go on his quest." (But she's surprisingly not a DistressedDamsel.)

* BerserkButton: Perceived recklessness with or cruelty towards animals.
* ContinuityNod: Her hair is shaped just like the Kokiri Emerald of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.
* DaddysGirl: She's the apple of her father's eye.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* EasyAmnesia: According to WordOfGod, she was struck by a poisoned arrow when the bad guys abducted the village kids, and that's what caused her amnesia.
* [[FarmBoy Farm Girl]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* GirlNextDoor
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She's definitely got a thing for Link, and it's not implausible that he returns it, although because of his HeroicMime status it's not completely confirmed.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Her theme music is a rearranged version of Epona's Song.
* MementoMacGuffin: The horse whistle which helps her regain her memory.
* MissingMom: Her mother is never mentioned; it's sort of implied that Mayor Bo is a widower but never stated for certain.
* {{Tsundere}}: She shows shades of being a Type B (Default mood: Dere-Dere) in the start of the game. Seems like Tsunderes of all kinds are especially likely to be attracted to Link.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter

!!Colin

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Colin is one of the Ordon kids, the son of Rusl and Uli. Of all the kids, he idolizes Link the most. He himself has expressed that he wants to grow up to be just like Link.

* BigBrotherWorship: He has this for Link, who is considered an honorary member of his family.
* {{Expy}}: Of Young Link from ''Ocarina of Time'', by virtue of having an AllOfTheOtherReindeer relationship with the other kids his age until he has his own moment of heroism and acknowledges the virtue of Courage, which eventually leads him to takes up the sword and shield. Colin's family also acts like a surrogate family to Link. And they're the only other blonds in town, so Colin's bowl cut looks even more like [=OoT=] Link's hair than the current Link's hair does. His name may even be a StealthPun, as he is the Co-Lin(k).
* InnocentBlueEyes
* KidHero: When he saves one of the other kids from being run over by the Bulbin's boars.
* ShrinkingViolet
* TookALevelInBadass: After he steps up as a hero, he gains respect in the eyes of the other kids, and during the credits, he can be seen carrying a sword and shield.

!!Malo

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Another of the children of Ordon Village who gets kidnapped and taken to Kakariko Village. While there, he sets up a business called "Malo Mart", which, with Link's help, can get an additional branch in Castle Town.

* DeadpanSnarker: "Time is money. If you're done shopping, then quit wasting both..."
* OlderThanTheyLook: He is surprisingly ''eight years old''.
* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]]: It's quite unsettling how adult he acts while looking like a baby.
** Or for that matter, ''be a very successful businessman'', er, ''businesskid who opens the best shop in the game''.
* YoungEntrepreneur

!!Renado

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The shaman of Kakariko Village, and one of the only residents to survive the slaughter that took place there before Link's arrival. He shelters the Ordon children and protects them until the end of the game, when it's finally safe for them to return to their own village, and is an old friend of Mayor Bo's. He counsels Link in how to access the Goron Mines.

* DotingParent: To his daughter Luda.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Many gamers assume he is a woman when they first see him.
* FriendToAllChildren
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* MagicalNativeAmerican: He looks like one, for no comprehensible reason.
* NiceGuy

!!Agitha

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A young girl who owns a fancy house in Hyrule Castle Town and has an obsession with bugs. One of the optional sidequests in the game is to collect various bugs scattered through the world and bring them to her.

* CloudCuckooLander: Her obsession with bugs causes her to say some... off the wall things, to be sure.
* CreepyChild: Though she doesn't mean to be, so it's not ''that'' creepy.
** Unless you walk out of her house while still carrying a bug. Then she turns the creepy UpToEleven.
* [[ElegantGothicLolita Elegant Fairy-Kei Lolita]]: Pretty self-explanatory, though she takes the "fairy" part to a whole new level...
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She refers to herself as the Princess of the Bug Kingdom, although given her age (supplemental material states that she's ten), it might simply be a game of pretend.
** Some fans have noted that in medieval times (which Hyrule largely resembles), claiming to be a princess would be SeriousBusiness, and thus theorize that Agitha really is a blood relative of Zelda. The theory is lent credence by the fact that Agitha has Hylian ears, which few people in Hyrule still possess at this point in time, and it ''would'' explain how a little girl is so very wealthy.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: One of the few characters that isn't afraid of Link's wolf form.
* GirlishPigtails
* ImpossiblyCoolWealth: The only explanation for the fact that she gives Link hundreds of rupees in exchange for the golden bugs.
* ParasolOfPrettiness
* ParentalAbandonment: At least, she doesn't seem to have any.
* PimpedOutDress
* SpoiledSweet: She's rich and quite messed up in the head, but also a pretty nice person.

!!Hena

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The owner of the Fishing Pond at Upper Zora's River. Sister to Coro and Iza.

* DeadpanSnarker: Does this at times.
* FishingMinigame: She can even accompany you while you go boat-fishing.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: The youngest one of her family and the only one to not have a FunnyAfro.
* NiceHat
* ShoutOut: She is a descendant of the fishing pond owner from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and even has a photograph of him and scratches herself in a similar manner.
* {{Tomboy}}: At the very least she dresses the part as she wears overalls and a fishing hat.
* {{Tsundere}}: Very tsun-tsun to Link most of the time.

!!Coro

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Brother to Hena and Iza. A bad fisherman, he instead lives in the Faron Woods far to the south of his sisters and sells lantern oil to travellers.

* FriendToAllLivingThings: Like Agitha above, he's one of the few characters not frightened by Link's wolf form (he says his sisters are scarier). Plus, a bird lives in his hair.
* FunnyAfro: A particularly huge one that doubles as a bird's nest.
* ImprobableHairStyle
* LethalChef: Don't eat his soup.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Has a talking pet bird with a similar afro who runs a shop for him deeper in the woods. The bird expresses annoyance that Coro never comes around.

!!Iza

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Runs the Boating Minigame at Upper Zora's River. Sister to Coro and Hena.

* [[FunnyAfro Afro]]: She has an afro like her brother's, only smaller and not a bird's nest.
* BareYourMidriff: She wears suspenders and a tube top.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: She freaks out when she sees giant insects.
* CleavageWindow: Incidentally, she wears the same shirt as her brother.
* YoungEntrepreneur: She opens up the new river boating booth.

!!Yeto and Yeta

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Two Yeti who live in the Snowpeak region of Hyrule. Yeto regularly raids Zora's Domain for Reekfish, which frightens the locals who live there. In actuality, he's a textbook GentleGiant who is also an excellent chef. His wife, Yeta, has a shard of the Mirror of Twilight in her possession, and she has fallen ill due to its dark influence.

* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Yeta looks more like an overweight human wearing a large sweater than a Yeti.
* CloudCuckooLander: While ill, Yeta sends Link to find the key to their bedroom, but her directions only lead him to find food items the first two times.
* GentleGiant: Yeto is quite helpful in getting to their "mansion." Of course, Yeto...
** DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: He accidentally knocks Link on his ass multiple times while still being quite friendly.
* HappilyMarried: ''Adorably'' so.
* AnIcePerson: [[spoiler:Yeta, once she turns into Blizzeta]]
* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler:Yeta turns into the ice monster Blizzeta by contemplating her beauty in the dark presence of the shard of the Mirror of Twilight]].
* NiceHat: Yeto has one. If you look closely, you'll notice that [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext it's a horse saddle]].
* NoIndoorVoice: Yeto's dialogue is written in VERY BIG LETTERS.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Yeta becomes the Snowpeak Ruins' boss, Blizzeta, due to the shard of the Mirror of Twilight's influence]].
* SickeninglySweethearts: Works to your benefit, since you can collect the hearts they release.
* SupremeChef: Yeto is a great chef who makes soup that gets more delicious and helpful as you get the ingredients.

!!Prince Ralis [[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ralis_TP_Portrait_6139.png]]

A young Zora prince orphaned due to Zant executing his mother, Queen Rutela.

* {{Bishonen}}
* AChildShallLeadThem: He is still a young boy when he becomes the ruler of the Zoras.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: When you meet him. He gets better.
* OrphansOrdeal: He struggles to find confidence following the death of his mother.

!!Queen Rutela
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The Queen of the Zoras and mother of Prince Ralis. Executed by Zant, she appears as a ghost to Link and asks him to help her son.

* DeadToBeginWith
* TheHighQueen
* {{Leitmotif}}: A slightly extended version of Serenade of Water from OOT.
* MakeAnExampleOfThem: Zant had her executed to make the Zoras cooperate.
* PosthumousCharacter: She is already deceased when Link arrives at Zora's Domain.
* ThePowerOfLove: She remains a ghost out of love for her son. [[spoiler:The ending montage shows that she continues to watch over him.]]
* SpiritAdvisor: She performs a bit of this service for Link, enabling him to acquire the Zora Armor.
* UnfinishedBusiness: The safety of her son and her people.

!!The Hero's Shade

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A mysterious figure known only to Link. He appears when Link encounters the golden wolf, and teaches him the seven Hidden Skills. According to the ''[[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]'' book, [[spoiler:he's the spirit of the Hero of Time from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' and the ancestor of the current Link, which was hinted at strongly yet cryptically in his final meeting with Link. See [[Characters/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime here]] and [[Characters/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask here]] for more information of him.]]

* AnimatedArmor: Kind of.
* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: It's implied that he does this after imparting the final Hidden Skill.]]
* {{Badass}}
* BlingOfWar: To compliment his golden wolf form, his armor seems to be solid gold.
* CoolHelmet
* GhostlyGoals: To pass on his hidden techniques to a worthy successor.
* HeroicLineage: [[spoiler:The current Link is his descendant.]]
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:He's a former Link. In particular, the one who fought Ganondorf in a [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime different timeline]] and had him arrested and executed in this one.]]
* MasterSwordsman
* NobleWolf: His overworld form is a one-eyed golden wolf. Instead of the "knight" image that Twilight Link has, the shade is more like an old sage.
* TheObiWan
* PosthumousCharacter
* [[spoiler:PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo]]
** [[spoiler:SuddenlyVoiced: Given that he is the SilentProtagonist from ''Ocarina of Time'' and ''Majora's Mask''.]]
* SpiritAdvisor
* UnfinishedBusiness: It's implied in his dialogue that he is unable to completely cross into the afterlife until he has passed on his sword techniques to a worthy successor.
* VaderBreath

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[[folder: Races]]
In order of appearance.

!! Monkeys

Native inhabitants of Faron Woods, they reside in the Forest Temple. Once evil takes over, they turn to Link for help. Their leader is Ook, a large baboon.

* AndroclesLion: After saving them, they help you advance in the Temple. Similarly, after freeing Ook from his corruption, he brings bombs in the Temple's BossBattle.
* DemonicPossession: Ook is infected with a Twilight Bug on his head that makes him aggressive.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: At least one monkey has a bow on her head to indicate that she's female.

!! Blins

The [[{{Mooks}} basic enemies]] in the game. Typically the underlings of Ganon, in this game they seem to be subordinate to King Bulblin (see the villains folder), who serves [[IFightForTheStrongestSide whomever he deems strongest]]. Rather than the [[GiantMook Moblins]] seen in most games, in ''Twilight Princess'' you will encounter two varieties: Bulblins, weak enemies armed with clubs or bows, and Bokoblins, swordarms that [[PaletteSwap come in two colours]]: blue and purple, with the latter being stronger.

* ArrowsOnFire: Bulbin archers use ignited arrows with their bows, but this is mainly done to make their arrows more visible.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Some ride [[FullBoarAction giant boars]] called Bullbos.
* {{Mooks}}
* WeaksauceWeakness: Bulblins die instantly from a single arrow hit.

!! Shadow Beasts

The basic minions of Zant, appearing mostly in areas of Twilight and operating in small strike forces which usually drop from a portal into a force-fielded area (defeating them [[NiceJobFixingItVillain gives Link a handy portal for his own use later]]). As long as one survives, it can revive the rest, forcing Link to kill multiples in one strike.

* CutscenePowerToTheMax: In their introductory cutscene, they show speed and agility that isn't seen elsewhere in the game.
* FacelessGoons
* WasOnceAMan: The Shadow Beasts are Hyruleans or Twili that have been [[TheCorruption transformed]] by the Twilight under Zant's power.

!! Gorons

The familiar race of rock people who inhabit Death Mountain. The dangerous climate of the setting, plus the corruption of their leader, has made them unfriendly toward outsiders of late.

* DefeatMeansFriendship: The Gorons clearly respect strength, and have formalised the contest in the form of sumo.
* DemonicPossession: Their tribal patriarch, Darbus, has been corrupted by one of the Fused Shadows, causing most of their hostility.
* GentleGiant: When their village isn't experiencing a crisis, that is.

!! Zoras

The familiar race of FishPeople who inhabit Hyrule's water source, and have had their realm frozen [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime yet again]]. In order to quell them, Zant has had their queen, Rutela, executed, leaving the young Prince Ralis the heir ascendant to the throne.

* FacelessGoons: The Zora guards have large face-obscuring helmets with a fish-head shape.
* FishPeople

!! Twili

Residents of the Twilight Realm, and descendants of the Dark Interlopers banished from the Sacred Realm by the Golden Goddesses. They are ruled by Zant, but [[spoiler:the rightful heir of their royal family is Midna]]. The Twili do not seem to willingly serve Zant, though, and only follow him if they have been transformed into Shadow Beasts. According to Midna, they are actually a very peaceful people.

* TheImp: Their natural forms, but Zant's curse has turned them into hulking brutes.
* LivingShadow: Though solid, their coloration makes them appear this way. In full sunlight, they become true {{Living Shadow}}s.
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