!The Heroes



The main character and hero of the game. The catch is that you play as four Links in this game, but his/their destiny is the same as always. With the Four Sword/s in hand/s, he/they set out to SaveThePrincess and defeat the EvilSorcerer Vaati.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Princess Zelda, of course.
* BackToBackBadasses: When the four Links fight alongside each other.
* BashBrothers: The fact that the Link who collects the most rupees gets a special reward at the end of each level encourages this.
* HeroismIncentive: The Links have to prove their worth as heroes to the Great Fairies... by collecting lots of money for them.
%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers
%%* MesACrowd




Princess Zelda is Link's childhood friend. At the beginning of the game, she explains the Four Sword´s backstory to Link. She is worried that the seal on Vaati might be weakening and goes to check on it, which promptly gets her [[DesignatedVictim kidnapped by Vaati]].
* DamselInDistress: Kidnapped before the end of the opening cinematic, again! That's got to be a record.
* DesignatedVictim: No surprise here.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blonde, check. [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Innocent]], check. Kind, check.
%%* TheHeart
%%* IncorruptiblePurePureness
%%* LightIsGood
%%* MacGuffinGirl


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

Three Great Fairies that hold the keys that are needed to advance further and eventually reach Vaati. However, they won´t give them to the Links for free. They first have to prove themselves to them by collecting many rupees.
* BigGood: They're essentially this for the game.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: They first grant the Links the heroic titles of "little eggs".


!The Villains



Vaati is a powerful EvilSorcerer in Four Swords. No longer remembering [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap his past as a Picori]], his motivation is entirely based on his lust.
* BlowYouAway: Did his title of "wind mage" not tip you off?!
* DirtyOldMan: He's several hundred years old, yet he kidnaps Zelda (who is around twelve) to be his bride.
%%* EvilLaugh
%%* EvilSorcerer
%%* FacelessEye
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: His entire motivation for this game is kidnapping Zelda and making her his bride.
* InterimVillain: More of a meta-example.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: The pronunciation was finally revealed in a trailer for the DSi version: VAH-tea.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: WordOfGod stated that this is the reason why he seems different from his Minish Cap interpretation. Apparently, Link gave him amnesia with the first defeat.
* MeaningfulName: In the Japanese version, he's called "Gufu", which literally means "tornado".
* MotiveDecay: Chronologically. After the events of Minish Cap, Vaati lost his memory of being a Picori, and no longer desires the Light Force: all he wants is a bride.
* SealedEvilInACan: He starts out sealed in the Four Sword.