Characters: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

The characters found in the Nintendo DS game The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

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    Main Protagonists 


Voiced by: Yuki Kodaira

Link returns yet again, in this incarnation as a young boy just setting out to get his train engineer's certificate from Princess Zelda.

  • Blow You Away: The Pinwheel tool, new to the series.
  • Chaste Hero: Although there is a Puppy Love of him and Zelda.
  • Clothes Make the Legend: By this point, Link's iconic attire has become the standard uniform for the royal guard (probably in honor of the Link that founded their homeland; the same one from The Wind Waker). This Link ends up wearing it because he has to sneak out of the castle and dresses up as a royal guard to do it.
  • Cool Train: Both in and out of universe. Better yet, you can upgrade it to many other looks, all cool.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Despite having just met Zelda, he's willing to throw himself between her and the guy who just kicked an adult master swordsman's ass.
  • Parental Abandonment: Who and where his parents are is completely unknown, despite his apparent young age.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Even more precise than normal for this trope, since you can draw the path the boomerang will take with the stylus and, barring it smacking into anything solid, it will follow it exactly.
  • Wall of Weapons/Hammerspace: By the end of the game, he's carrying a sword, shield, pinwheel, boomerang, whip, bow, and probably the optional bombs. And that's not counting the pan pipes, stacks of letters, potions, and treasure.


Voiced by: Akane Omae

Click here to see her Spirit form 
Click here to see her Phantom form 

The princess of Hyrule, although she and her country are mainly governed by her chancellor. She seeks Link's help for a clandestine trip to the Tower of Spirits when he comes to her for his license.

    Main Antagonists 


Click here  to see him possessing Cole

The main villain of Spirit Tracks is an evil demon that was sealed in the earth long ago, bound by the Tower of Spirits and the Spirit Tracks themselves. He makes his return when Chancellor Cole steals Zelda's body and intends to use it as a vessel for his spirit.

  • Badass Mustache Courtesy of Cole´s body.
  • Demonic Possession: He possesses Zelda's body.
  • Devour the Dragon: Cole, after Zelda regains her body.
  • Dub Name Change: From Mallard to Malladus.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Cole and Byrne learn this the hard way.
  • Evil Redhead: While possessing Cole.
  • Final Boss: Not only is he the final boss of the game, but he's also the very last opponent fought, since the final battle also involves the Demon Train and Chancellor Cole.
  • Greater Scope Villain: The keys to Chancellor Cole's plans, while mostly remaining beneath a giant tower.
  • Large Ham: While having three lines total in the whole game, none of which have voice acting behind them outside of the trademark Zelda "Hyyaaaahhh!", each of them still manages to be incredibly hammy.
  • Meet the New Boss: He looks and behaves a lot like Ganon. The form he takes when possessing Cole is a giant quadrupedal demon, and he possesses Zelda at one point, just like Ganon did in Twilight Princess.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The only reason there are train tracks in the first place is to keep Malladus imprisoned underground.
  • Taking You with Me: What he attempts to do to the world.

Chancellor Cole

The corrupt chancellor of Hyrule in Spirit Tracks who attacks Zelda and steals her body early in the game. He later serves as the vessel for Malladus's spirit in the final boss fight.


Byrne (or Staven in the European English translation) is Chancellor Cole's right-hand man in Spirit Tracks. He is a renegade member of the Lokomo tribe who turned away from the Spirits of Good and served the Demon King. After Cole betrays him, Byrne helps Link and Zelda defeat Malladus.

    The Lokomos 


A woman of the Lokomo tribe, who is in charge of protecting the Tower of Spirits. She has powers similar to a Sage's, and is often referred to as one by Zelda (along with the other Lokomo Guardians), but she doesn't seem to agree with this term. Anjean apparently used to be Tetra's (The Princess Zelda of The Wind Waker) best female friend after they met in New Hyrule, which explains them wearing their hair in a similar fashion.

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Her ultimate fate, along with Byrne and the rest of the Lokomo, who depart to the heavens after Malladus' final defeat, confident that New Hyrule is safe in Link and Zelda's hands.
  • Cool Old Lady: She seems to have picked up one or two habits from Tetra, which makes her an interesting character, especially standing next to Zelda, who is descended from Tetra but a little different in personality.
  • Dub Name Change: From Sharin to Anjean.
  • Magic Music: The Spirit Flute used to belong to her, until she gave it to Tetra.
  • Ms. Exposition
  • Never Mess with Granny: It's easy to forget, given that it happened offscreen, but she managed to fight Byrne to a standstill.
    Now then... shall we begin?
  • Punny Name: Engine.

    The Bystanders 


Link's roommate, who is prone to rambling on about history (and a young man that Link reminds him of).


Link's mentor and a famous train engineer. He is a descendant of Tetra's first mate Gonzo. Prior to becoming an engineer, he was a master swordsman and a member of the royal guard.

  • Dub Name Change: From Shirokuni to Alfonzo.
  • Generation Xerox/Identical Grandson: Of Gonzo, though he has a more dignified personality.
  • The Obi-Wan: Link's older mentor who gets sidelined by injury early in the game.
  • Retired Badass: Although it's more of an Informed Ability, since the one and only time we see him with a sword he gets his ass handed to him. Granted, the person doing the asskicking is insanely powerful, but it still undermines the "badass" part.