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!!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: He gets to use a sword shortly after the start of the game, and the Hero's Bow during his visit to the Goron Mines. Mastering both weapons proves vital to succeed in his adventure.
* 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. It's also an AncestralWeapon, previously 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.
* HammerSpace: Made more interesting because some weapons are quite heavy when he uses them, but he walks normally when he puts them away.
* TheHero: He's chosen by the ancient gods to be this after the ProlonguedPrologue ends (when Faron Province is purged from Twilight curse).
* 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.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Of the heroic and idealistic variety.
* 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 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: He has a shirtless sumo fight against Bo.
* NiceHat: He gets the legendary green hat along with the rest of the green tunic after he restores Faron Woods from the influence of the Twilight Realm.
* NobleWolf: A knight in fury armor is he.
* OneManArmy: He is much braver than the cowardly Hyrulean soldiers.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: The Triforce of Courage causes him to transform into a wolf in the Twilight Realm, and Midna later uses a cursed crystal to let him transform at will.
* PapaWolf: To the Ordon village kids. [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Literally, sometimes.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: In tradition with the rest of the series, his parents are nowhere to be seen.
* 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.]]
* 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: Starting off, she's only interested in overthrowing Zant and couldn't care less about Link and the Light World.
* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]]: At first she's arrogant and only cares about killing Zant.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Fused Shadows, one of which she wears as a helmet.
* BadassAdorable: When in a good mood her imp form can be downright cute.
* BadassPrincess: Her actions include helping Link kill giant monsters and [[spoiler:throwing Ganon across the room.]]
* BalefulPolymorph: She's the [[spoiler:princess of the Twilight Realm trapped in the body of an imp.]]
* BlackMagic: She uses Twilight magic to teleport and shape shift.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: See TitleDrop below.
* CoolHelmet: The piece of the Fused Shadow she wears through most of the game.
* CuteLittleFangs: Visible whenever she smiles.
* CuteMonsterGirl: The appearance and behavior she had in her imp form give her this trait.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She's arrogant, sarcastic and initially selfish, but not evil. She opposes Zant and his minions because she doesn't like how he tries to govern the Twilight Realm.
* DeadpanSnarker: During the first third of the game, she acts in a snarky way towards Link and even Princess Zelda. After Link gets the Master Sword, she tones down the attitude.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Over the course of the game she slowly becomes less arrogant and haughty.
* DimensionLord: [[spoiler:She's the true ruler of the Twilight Realm. Zant usurped the throne from her.]]
* ExpositionFairy: She takes this role as part of a deal she and Link have at the start of the game.
%% The audience reaction side of Even The Girls Want Her goes in YMMV
* [[spoiler:FallenPrincess: Not only was she the princess of the Twilight Realm, she was also chosen to be its new ruler. But Zant was so jealous and power hungry that he usurped her and turned her into an imp. It led to a fall from grace and a struggle to regain what she once had.]]
* FieryRedhead: Her hair glows red and yellow. It enlarges its size when Midna is using the force field attack.
* FisherKing: She fulfills this role for [[spoiler: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.
* FullFrontalAssault: She's naked in her [[BarbieDollAnatomy imp form]].
* GenreSavvy: Some of her lines of speech are like this. She points out how Ordon people leave a cavity open in a house so any animal can enter, how complex the structure of Lakebed Temple is (also a nod to the Water Temple in ''Ocarina of Time''), how long it took for the ancient Sages to realize who really gave Zant his new powers, etc.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: In her [[spoiler:true form. ''"Am I so beautiful that you've no words left?"'']]
* HartmanHips: Both in her imp and [[spoiler:real form]] have pronounced hips.
* HeroesWantRedheads: There's a lot of ShipTease moments between her and Link in the game.
* 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 she happily blackmails Link into helping her.
* MaskOfPower: The creepy-looking helmet-thingy covering her left eye is part of an ancient artifact of dark magic.
* MsFanservice: She's fairly attractive, especially [[spoiler:in her true form.]]
* OneWingedAngel: The Fused Shadow turns her into an enormous trident-wielding spidery monstrosity.
* PrehensileHair: She can transform her ponytail into a clawed hand and uses it to grab handles, designate large objects for teleport, and [[spoiler:punch through Zant]] with it.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives an epic one to Zant after he's beaten.
-->'''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?
* TheReveal: Halfway through the game it's revealed that [[spoiler:Midna is the Twilight Princess, trapped in an imp form by Zant.]]
* SheCleansUpNicely: After she [[spoiler:regains her true form, Link looks quite taken aback.]]
* SlasherSmile: When she sees Link turn into a wolf while being captured, she busts out an absolutely malevolent grin. Just before that, she takes on an outright demonic one when she first discovers a fragment of the Fused Shadow and forms a plan for revenge [[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.) And when she and Link confront Ganondorf, she sports another unsettling one. She seems to have a thing for this trope.
* 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.
* TinyTyrannicalGirl: Spends the first half of the game mocking Zelda of her (and Hyrule's) plight and belittling Link in his quest. It's not until Link and Zelda [[spoiler: save her life]] that she starts to clean up her act.
* 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.]]
* TheTrickster: She takes an almost sadistic delight in trickery before her CharacterDevelopment.
* {{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.
* BadassPrincess: More accurately, Badass [[TheHighQueen Queen]].
* BadassInDistress[=/=]DamselOutOfDistress
* BigGood: Zelda is the de facto ruler of Hyrule and one of the key figures keeping the Twilight at bay.
* 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: She's always called a princess, but this is justified as [[AllThereInTheManual Zant invaded on the day of her coronation.]]
* EyeAwaken: Not her, specifically, but [[spoiler:Ganondorf 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.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: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: Once again she possesses the Triforce of Wisdom [[spoiler:and her soul keeps Midna alive]].
* MagicKnight: She wields a sword in a flashback, and she fights Ganondorf with [[LightEmUp light arrows]] in the final battle.
* 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: Wears elbow-length gloves.
* 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: Wields one during the cutscene showing her kingdom's fall, but drops it when she surrenders to Zant.
* 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 draconic 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?
* AnimalMotifs: Snakes and reptiles as seen in his clothing. The chameleon helmet is also rather fitting, given his facade and his true nature.
* 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 swordplay 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.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: During his takeover of the Twilight Realm, he sealed away the Sols to transform the Twili into Shadow Beasts and took steps to ensure no one could reach them.]] When Link starts to unravel his plans, he deals with him personally and [[spoiler:takes the Fused Shadows from him and Midna so they 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 [[spoiler:shattered the Mirror and scattered its pieces across Hyrule.]] Despite this, he ends up making some careless errors along the way that ultimately lead to his downfall.
* 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.
* DeathByIrony: Earlier, he mocked the Fused Shadows as ancient and withered magic. In the end, [[spoiler:Midna finishes him off with only a fraction of the Fused Shadows's power.]]
* 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.
* EvilIsBigger: See LargeAndInCharge.
* EvilRedhead: Somewhat. As shown in [[http://zeldawiki.org/images/2/25/Zant_Smile.jpg this image]] he does have red hair, but most of it is obscured by the balaclava he wears.
* EvilSorcerer: Wields powerful dark magic granted to him by Ganon.
* EvilWearsBlack: As pictured.
* TheFaceless: For the most part of the game, until he removes his helmet during his MotiveRant in the Palace Of Twilight.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He presents himself with an air of control at first glance, but it is all an act, one that falls apart at the seams when he's provoked.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He was just an ordinary, but insane Twili until Ganondorf gave him his power. It got worse from there... ''a lot worse''.
* 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: It's revealed that [[spoiler:it was Ganondorf who gave him enough power to invade the Twilight Realm, and eventually Hyrule]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: How he meets his end at Midna's hand.]]
* InTheHood: Wears a yellow balaclava under his helmet.
* {{Irony}}: He hates light-dwellers for imprisoning the Twili in the Twilight Realm, but he's working for one, Ganondorf.
* KickTheDog: Three times:
** 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.
** 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.
* LargeAndInCharge: Is the leader of the Shadow Beasts and stands as one of the tallest characters in the game (barring Ganon), towering over other characters. It helps that the helmet adds a bit to his height.
* LargeHam: Just look at the way he moves when giving his MotiveRant, the hamminess is virtually overflowing.
* 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.
* LeanAndMean: Though his clothing obscures this. See NoodlePeople below.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has a very subtle one. In his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_6PunpVxZw&index=40&list=WL 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. He has another one titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfWuwTrcKnE&list=WL&index=41 Light and Darkness]] that plays during his first confrontation with Link and their final encounter in the Palace of Twilight.
* MadeOfIron: While not at [[NighInvulnerable Ganon's level]], this is a villain that can take a beat down and won't ''stay down''. He endures a grueling six-round fight with Link that involved falling on his head, getting hit in the foot repeatedly and a copious amount of sword swings and still clung to life long enough to [[spoiler:taunt Midna about how her curse can never be broken.]] And even when [[spoiler:Midna impales him using the Fused Shadows, Ganon's death scene reveals he's ''still alive'' in some capacity. What ultimately finishes him off? Him snapping his own neck.]]
* MagicKnight: Though he leans more towards magic than swordplay.
* 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.
* MindOverMatter: Has powerful telekinesis.
* MoodSwinger: He presents a veneer of control for the most part, but he is easily provoked and when backed into a corner, his true colors appear.
* MotiveRant: Gives one during the final confrontation with Midna and Link in the Palace of Twilight.
-->'''Zant:''' You speak of magic? Still your tongue for a moment, whelp, and I will tell you of both magic and the oppression of ages...The people of our tribe...a tribe that mastered the arts of magic...were locked away in this world like insects in a cage. In the shadows we regressed, so much so that we soon knew neither anger nor hatred...nor even the faintest bloom of desire. And all of it was the fault of a useless, do-nothing royal family that had resigned itself to this miserable half-existence! I had served and endured in that depraved household for far too long, my impudent princess. And why, you ask? Because I believed I would be the next to rule our people! THAT is why! But would they acknowledge me as their king? No! And as such, I was denied the magic powers befitting our ruler. It was then, in the thrall of hatred and despair, that I turned my eyes to the heavens...and found a god. My god had only one wish... To merge shadow and light...and make darkness!
* NearVillainVictory: By the time Link got involved in the plot, Zant had already conquered most of Hyrule with the only province remaining being Ordon province and that was only thwarted because Link just happened to be there at the exact moment a Shadow Beast appeared to steal Ordona's light.
* 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.
* NeverMyFault: He just can't accept that his lust for power is what caused [[spoiler:Midna]] to be chosen over him, blaming it rather on the Royal Family's lack of ambition like a typical sociopath. Midna all but [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech spells it out for him]].
* 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.]]
* 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.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent[=/=]SnakesAreEvil: His helmet is shaped like a chameleon's head, his shoulder guards are decorated with snakes, and his shoes resemble crocodile heads as shown in his [[http://zeldawiki.org/images/4/4b/Zanto.jpg concept art]].
* 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.
* SinisterScimitar: Wields two as his WeaponOfChoice.
* 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.
* TattooedCrook: Has the Twilight Emblem on his forehead.
* TermsOfEndangerment: He keeps referring to Midna as "my Midna." May be a StalkerWithACrush, although this is unconfirmed.
* TheUsurper: To [[spoiler:Midna, the eponymous Twilight Princess]].
* 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.
* UnwittingPawn: To Ganon.
* 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.]]
* VillainTeleportation: How he gets from Point A to Point B. In battle, this is Zant's most dangerous trait as he is incredibly hard to hit.
* 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: He leads a wide army of Bulblins.
* FullBoarAction: He rides a blue boar.
%%* GracefulLoser
* 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. He confesses that he always follows the strongest side, so in the end [[spoiler:he joins ''Link's'' side by giving him one of the keys that give access to the rooms of Hyrule Castle.
* KickTheDog: He waves around a kidnapped child like a flag. Particularly bad is that the kid is [[ShrinkingViolet Colin]].
* KingMook: Of the Bulblins. And because of his size, both his life energy and his attack power are stronger.
* 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.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:He actually ''dies'' at the end of the game. A second Ganondorf is born prior to the events of ''Four Swords Adventures''.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The Sages do this to him. It doesn't work. [[spoiler:Then Link does it. It works.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: In this game, measurements place him at slightly over ''nine feet'' tall.
* {{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.
* 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. Also, 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}}: According to Mayor Bo, Rusl routinely scouts the area of Faron Woods surrounding the village to protect them from monsters. Which is how he gets injured, a short time later. Even so, if Link approaches Uli in wolf form, Rusl will appear and defend his wife, despite his injuries.
** 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: Hearing of Link's endeavors to save Hyrule inspires Rusl to pitch in and offer his assistance, along with his old friends: Auru, Ashei, and Shad. Each has expertise in different forms of combat (excluding Shad) and gathers intel on the areas related to Link's journey. Rusl covers the Lost Woods and gives Link the golden cuckoo that allows him to reach the Sacred Forest Meadow.
* MasterSwordsman: Rusl was formerly a soldier in Hyrule's army and has long since retired. As such, he's skilled with a sword and has taught Link much of what he knows. He even gives him his wooden practice sword near the beginning of the game.
* 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: Near the end of the game, he helps save Link from an ambush at Hyrule Castle. Then he and the others storm the castle themselves, presumably, to prevent any stragglers from pursuing Link.

!!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: She works alongside Rusl and the others to restore peace to Hyrule. She investigates the Snowhead region and tells Link about the snow monster (Yeto) who's been seen around Zora's Domain.
* 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: She helps save Link from an ambush, while he's storming Hyrule Castle, by picking off a pair of Lizafols with her crossbow.
* 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 "Sky Language"]] of the Oocca.
* CuteBookworm: A male example.
* HollywoodNerd
* LaResistance: He feels somewhat inadequate, compared to the others, but he's willing to do his part for the effort. And, let's face it, without his knowledge of the ancient "Sky Language", it wouldn't have been possible to reach the City in the Sky.
* NonActionGuy: Shad admits that he's the only member of the resistance group without any combat experience. But, should you need intel about "the Sky People" and ancient texts, he's your man.
* 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: Covered in the NonActionGuy entry.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: [[StealthPun A "textbook"]] example. He spends most of his time researching through books, so he uses glasses to read better.
* 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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* TheChick: Serves as the TeamMom to the group.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: She has this look, in a similar vein to the Gerudos in ''Ocarina of Time''.
* 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: Ilia is the only one in Ordon (besides Talo) who's barefoot, while the rest of the villagers either wear sandals, or leather footwear. She continues to go barefoot even after arriving at Hyrule Castle Town and Kakariko Village, despite the other townspeople wearing shoes.
** FeetFirstIntroduction: The very first cutscene featuring Ilia starts with a close-up of her feet, then pans up the length of her body, stopping just short of fully showing her face.
* 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.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: See the ImpliedLoveInterest entry.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Saria.]]
** Both begin each game as Link's [[ChildhoodFriends childhood friend]], both have strong ties with nature, and both make a musical instrument[[note]]the Fairy Ocarina and Horse Call respectively[[/note]] for Link before he sets off on his journey. Further, both have romantic feelings for Link, though Mido [[InformedAttribute informs him of it]], whereas ''Twilight Princess'' heavily implies it. In addition, Ilia not only looks similar to Saria, her hair is even styled in the shape of the Kokiri Emerald.
* [[FarmBoy Farm Girl]]:
* FriendToAllLivingThings: It doesn't matter whether it's the kids from Ordon, a wounded Zora (Prince Ralis), or a kindly old lady - if Ilia can help them in ''any'' way, ''she will''.
* GirlNextDoor: She's very cute, in a "downhome"[[note]]an old expression used to describe a country girl, typical one who invokes the look of 'a famer's daughter'[[/note]] fashion. Both her hairstyle and her attire invokes a nurturing look and going barefoot shows she's one with nature.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: The game does everything short of outright stating she and Link are a pair, as there are multiple hints as well as [[EveryoneCanSeeIt several characters who make note of how close they are:]]
** The first being when she sees Link coming from the farm and calls for her father. Then meets him halfway up the road where they share a lively (albeit muted) conversation[[note]]Ironically, this is the only indication that Link may not actually be [[HeroicMime a "mime"]], as he's often believed to be[[/note]].
** Collin alludes to it at Kakariko Village, when he mentions that he's gotten stronger and says it's thanks to thinking of how Link and Ilia always look after them back at Ordon. He then tells Link that he doesn't need to worry about him anymore and urges him to find Ilia.
** Midna taunts Link after helping him escape the Twilight Realm for the first time, when she reminds him that his friends were still in danger by taking Ilia's form and pretending to be terrified. Later, when they find Ilia in Telma's bar, Midna quips:
-->'''Midna: ([[SarcasmMode sarcastically]])''' "Aww, how sweet! A girl and her wolf, such a touching reunion!"
** When Link finally returns to Hyrule Castle Town proper and Ilia fails to recognize him, he's visibly saddened by it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB-05fHYSF0 Telma observes this and realizes Link must have known her.]] Then tells him about how Ilia tried to help Ralis, despite [[EasyAmnesia having lost her own memories]], and asks Link to help her.
** Later in the game, Link must then help Ilia recover her memories in order to open the The Path to the Sky. During which, [[SidequestSidestory he learns what happened to her after she and the others were kidnapped.]] Which culminates in the following cutscene, where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4UYayCJM5U she finally remembers their time together in Ordon.]] Renado, Cor Goron, and the others [[LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone give them their privacy]] (though [[DatePeepers Talo has to be yanked away from the window]], by Beth).
** Finally, after giving Link the Horse Call, which she'd made for him, she tells him that he needn't worry about her anymore, so he could complete his journey, and says that whenever he returns to the village, [[ThePromise she'll be waiting for him.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Her theme music is a rearranged version of Epona's Song.
* [[FarmersDaughter The Mayor's Daughter]]: Though, given her affinity with nature and her habit of going barefoot, she's more like the farmer's daughter.
* 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: We won't blame you if you don't see much of a family resemblance.

!!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 looks back and sees Beth about to be trampled by King Bulbin's boar, because she was frozen in fear, he rushes back and shoves her out of the way. [[GoThroughMe Then stares down King Bulbin as he bears down on him.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: A sweet little boy who rarely interacts with the other kids.
* 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 (prior to his rise of courage, he said that he didn't want to use weaponry).

!!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: He forms a protective bond with the children of Ordon.
* 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.

* CheerfulChild: Always smiling and giggling.
* 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
* ReallyGetsAround: If you look at the canoe in her shop, she tells you that it's her special canoe which she reserves strictly for guys she finds cute enough to be her boyfriend. Then says not to ask ''HOW MANY'' guys she's taken out in it, 'cuz she isn't the type to kiss and tell.
* 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, but if you tell her that her picture is cuter than Iza's, she preens a bit and says Link is sweet - even if he doesn't mean it. If you look at her picture again, she'll ask why you're staring at a photo of her, when you could simply stare at her instead.
-->'''Hena:''' "Umm... why're you staring at that picture of me, when the real me's right '''OVER HERE'''?"

!!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, 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: Inside the armor, only the spirit remains.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: It's implied that he does this after imparting the final Hidden Skill.
* {{Badass}}: In life, he ruined Ganondorf's evil plans and stopped the moon from falling in Termina. Even after he passed away, his spirit form provides valuable information to his descendant.
* BlingOfWar: To compliment his golden wolf form, his armor seems to be solid gold.
* CoolHelmet: His helmet is reminiscent of those of the Darknuts (not only from ''Twilight Princess'' but also ''The Wind Waker''), but he's on the good guys' side.
* 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: Literally, as he did fight evil with the Master Sword in ''Ocarina of Time''.
* 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: He, alongside Rusl, becomes one of Link's tutors in the game. The catch is that he had already passed away after the era of ''Ocarina of Time'' and ''Majora's Mask''.
* PosthumousCharacter: Of the incarnation of Link who first appeared in ''Ocarina of Time''.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: This is the first time in the series in which two incarnations of Link interact with each other.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Given that he is the SilentProtagonist from ''Ocarina of Time'' and ''Majora's Mask''.
* SpiritAdvisor: Whenever Link plays one of the Howling Songs, he'll get the chance to meet him.
* 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. It's also said that he regretted not being remembered as a hero, due to sent back in time after defeating Ganon.
* VaderBreath: He does this all the time except during the Golden Wolf form.

[[/folder]]

[[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.

* AlwaysChaoticEvil
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: In their introductory cutscene, they show speed and agility that isn't seen elsewhere in the game.
* EliteMooks: So much so that in their introductory cutscene, it only took a few of them to overpower Zelda's knights.
* FacelessGoons
* LightningBruiser: [[CutscenePowerToTheMax At least in cutscenes]].
* MakeMeWannaShout: If Link leaves one alive, it will revive its fallen comrades with an unearthly howl.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Shadow Beasts have black skin with red markings on their chest and back.
* WasOnceAMan: The Shadow Beasts are Hyruleans or Twili that have been [[TheCorruption transformed]] by the Twilight under Zant's power.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Shadow Beasts always erect Twilight Barriers to prevent their prey from escaping.

!! 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 formalized the contest in the form of sumo. Link had to beat the Goron elder in a Sumo match to gain acess to the Goron Mines.
* 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.
* RollingAttack: Their preferred method of dealing with intruders.
* SpiritedCompetitor: The Gorons love sumo wrestling and relish the chance to show off their strength, but they frown upon cheating. As one Goron tells Link.
-->'''Goron''': If I find out you cheated human, you will pay.
* SuperStrength: Gorons are far stronger than the average human, so much so that Link had to [[CombatPragmatist resort to cheating]] to best them.

!! 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.

* BarbieDollAnatomy
* DarkIsNotEvil: Generations ago, the Dark Interlopers attempted to take the Triforce using the Fused Shadows, but were banished to the Twilight Realm at which point they ultimately became this trope, with the sole exception being Zant.
* FullFrontalAssault: The Twili shown in the Palace of Twilight are all completely nude.
* 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.
* TheQuietOne: The Twili in the Palace of Twilight don't talk to Link at all save for a weird moaning noise they make when he passes by them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted. Twili have red eyes, but are described as a peaceful people.
* TattooedCrook: All Twili have strange green markings on them.
[[/folder]]

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