Characters: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Tropes that describe the characters of Phantom Hourglass
. Be aware of unmarked spoilers, especially in regards of the true identity of some of the main characters.
The captain of the steamship Link uses in Phantom Hourglass.
He's a complete coward, and only agrees to help Link when he learns of the possible treasure involved. He provides most of the comic relief in the game.
A fairy with Laser-Guided Amnesia
, who found Link on the shore. She helps him throughout the game.
- Deadpan Snarker: Only regarding Linebeck. She does not just hate his Jerk-like, cowardly behaviour, she despises it.Which is justified, since she's the spirit of courage. She still seems to like the "Heart of Gold part" in his "Jerk" though.
- Exposition Fairy: She's a Suspiciously Similar Substitute of Navi and Tatl, even having similar attitudes to both of them.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She's lost her memories when Link meets her. She regains them twice: when she realises her role as the Spirit of Courage, and during the first fight with Bellum.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Navi, even featuring the same voice, albeit her personality is a bit more short-tempered. Once Ciela's true power and "color" are revealed, she becomes a Suspiciously Similar Substitute of Tatl from Majora's Mask.
- Sword Beam: When Link equips her as his cursor, she lets him do these.
- Time Stop: Grants a brief version of this to Link during the final battle with Bellum in the form of Phantom Spheres. Link must draw an hourglass shape to stop time.
Oshus/The Ocean King
The main villain of Phantom Hourglass,
A malevolent, parasitic creature. It rose from the depths and fed on life force, trapping the Ocean King in a feeble human form while it prowled the seas for victims in a Ghost Ship
. It kidnapped Tetra to feed on her life force at the outset of the game. With little characterization, Bellum seems more like a parasitic force of nature than a truly malicious villain.
- Get Back Here Boss: Bellum possesses the Ghost Ship to escape with Tetra. Link and Linebeck must chase it down to rescue her.
- Ghost Ship: The haunted ship that sails the waters of the Ocean King belongs to Bellum, who even possesses it physically during a phase of the final battle to attack Link.
- Hive Mind: It controls the Phantom Guards this way.
- Intangible Man: Bellum can move through walls which it uses to kidnap Tetra again.
- Knight of Cerebus: Bellum has absolutely no comedic traits and the mood gets darker when he's finally revealed. And when he possesses Linebeck, things really get dire.
- Life Drain: It feeds on Life Force.
- Meaningful Name: Bellum is Latin for "war".
- Mother of a Thousand Young: It used the Sands of Hours to create countless monsters to find more victims.
- Nigh Invulnerable: There's only one weapon in all of existence that can harm Bellum: the Phantom Sword. But even then, it takes direct hits to his main eye to actually harm him. Other than that, the thing is pretty durable, surviving having its lair collapse on him and the sinking of the Ghost Ship. And that's not even going into when it possesses Linebeck and turns him into a Phantom, which has hard armor all over him.
- Non-Indicative Name: It is supposedly an Evil Phantom, but there is nothing phantom-like about him (aside from its ability to travel through walls). This is subverted when It possesses Linebeck and turns him into a Phantom-esque knight, thus making his title more meaningful.
- Nothing Is Scarier/The Spook: We know next to nothing about this thing other than Oshus's backstory. We don't know where it came from or what it wants or if it's even sentient. The fact that it never speaks only adds more to the mystery. It just is. It just exists.
- Puppeteer Parasite: It feeds on Life Force and it possesses Linebeck for the final battle.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: In its mouth and tentacles.
- Super Spit: Spits out toxic goo from its pool for the first fight.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Majora's Mask: a tentacle user with big, staring eyes, who seems more like a mindless, destructive force rather than a plotting villain.
- Taken for Granite: What happens to those it drains of their life force, such as Tetra.
- Taking You with Me: In the Phantom Hourglass Manga, it attempts a suicide attack on Oshus, saying they will both die together. Thankfully, Link and the gang managed to stop him.
- Vile Villain Saccharine Game: Even though Phantom Hourglass is more lighthearted than other Zelda games (including the predecessor The Wind Waker), the happy moments stop once this villain comes into the scene, an Eldritch Abomination that feeds on life force, nearly kills Oshus (though he gets beter), and is devoid of any humorous traits.
- Villainous Glutton: It's hunger is its only motivation for its actions.
- The Voiceless: Aside from the weird warbling noise it makes, it doesn't utter a single line of dialogue. This is subverted in the Phantom Hourglass manga, where it's Suddenly Voiced.
- Would Hurt a Child: It kidnapped Tetra in the outset of the game.