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* {{Foil}}: Mipha has everything Zelda wants: confidence, mastery over her powers, and the respect of her people. As seen in Mipha's diary, Zelda also has what Mipha wants: Link's time and attention. It's on this axis that [[spoiler:Mipha is able to tell Zelda how she might access her powers: her feelings for Link.]]


* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: Implied when she asks the Great Deku Tree [[spoiler:to tell Link something for her when he comes for the Master Sword when he awakens, but the Deku Tree stops her mid-sentence and convinces her to say it herself]]. We don't ever see her do so, but it's heavily implied she will after the reunion.
* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but what she makes up for lack of experience is courage and sheer determination. She saved a dying Link's life by shutting down all of the surrounding guardians with her divine magic, marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself despite multiple Guardians roaming about, sealed away Ganon for a hundred years before he could destroy Hyrule, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]

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* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: Implied when she asks the Great Deku Tree [[spoiler:to to tell Link something for her when he [[spoiler:he comes for the Master Sword when he awakens, awakens]], but the Deku Tree stops her mid-sentence and convinces her to say it herself]].herself. We don't ever see her do so, but it's heavily implied she will after the reunion.
* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but what she makes up for lack of experience is courage and sheer determination. She saved a dying Link's life by shutting down all of the surrounding guardians with her divine magic, marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself despite multiple Guardians roaming about, sealed away Ganon for a hundred years before he could destroy Hyrule, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]


* UnskilledButStrong: [[spoiler:She had just awakened to Hylia's power when she destroys an entire army of Guardians, and seals Ganon in a duel for a century.]]

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* UnskilledButStrong: [[spoiler:She had just awakened to Hylia's power when she destroys an entire army of Guardians, and seals Ganon in a duel for a century. She is currently the strongest Zelda in terms of sheer magical power, able to use the Trifoce to seal Ganon away.]]


* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but what she makes up for lack of experience is courage and sheer determination. She saved a dying Link's life by shutting down all of the surrounding guardians with her divine magic, marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, sealed away Ganon for a hundred years before he could destroy Hyrule, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]

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* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but what she makes up for lack of experience is courage and sheer determination. She saved a dying Link's life by shutting down all of the surrounding guardians with her divine magic, marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, herself despite multiple Guardians roaming about, sealed away Ganon for a hundred years before he could destroy Hyrule, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]


* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but what she makes up for lack of experience is courage and sheer determination. She is the one who marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, sealed away Ganon for a hundred years before he could destroy Hyrule, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]

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* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but what she makes up for lack of experience is courage and sheer determination. She is saved a dying Link's life by shutting down all of the one who surrounding guardians with her divine magic, marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, sealed away Ganon for a hundred years before he could destroy Hyrule, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]


* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but she is the one who marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, has sealed away Ganon for a hundred years, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]

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* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but what she makes up for lack of experience is courage and sheer determination. She is the one who marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, has sealed away Ganon for a hundred years, years before he could destroy Hyrule, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]


* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but she is the one who marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, has sealed away Ganon for a hundred years, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free.

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* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but she is the one who marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, has sealed away Ganon for a hundred years, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free. [[spoiler: She's even the one to deal the finishing blow on Ganon, using the Triforce to seal him away.]]


* ActionGirl: Massively downplayed as she neither has any experience as a physical fighter nor in her divine powers, but she is the one who marched toward Hyrule Castle by herself, has sealed away Ganon for a hundred years, and is still fighting him to make sure he doesn't break free.



* AllForNothing: She laments how all her efforts to prevent Hyrule from suffering destruction were for nothing. However, she does get it together in time to buy Hyrule a century, and allows Link to return within that.

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* AllForNothing: She laments how all her efforts to prevent Hyrule from suffering destruction were for nothing. However, she does get it together in time to buy Hyrule a century, century and allows Link to return within that.

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the sequel she has cropped her hair to shoulder length.


* SubmissiveBadass: One of the best swordsmen in Hyrule, but completely loyal to Zelda.


** [[CoolBike Master Cycle Zero]], which summons Link's titular Divine Beast to be ridden anywhere outdoors. It's eco-friendly, too, running on whatever random materials you give it.

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** [[CoolBike Master Cycle Zero]], which summons Link's titular Divine Beast to be ridden anywhere outdoors. It's eco-friendly, too, running on whatever random materials you give it.it (though, apples are ideal).


* GreenEyes: Previous incarnations of Zelda had InnocentBlueEyes, but hers are green. [[VisualPun Fittingly enough,]] her initial hostility towards Link is because [[spoiler:she [[GreenEyedMonster envies]] how effortlessly he seems to be fulfilling his destiny, as he apparently proved instantly he was a natural with the Master Sword]].


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* MeaningfulAppearance: Previous incarnations of Zelda had InnocentBlueEyes, but hers are green. [[VisualPun Fittingly enough,]] her initial hostility towards Link is because [[spoiler:she [[GreenEyedMonster envies]] how effortlessly he seems to be fulfilling his destiny, as he apparently proved instantly he was a natural with the Master Sword]].

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* MusclesAreMeaningless: Despite looking like a scrawny teen, he can wield even the heaviest weapons, including Daruk's Boulder Breaker, which was made for Gorons and whose description claims would take "an immense amount of strength" for a Hylian to wield.


* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: Implied when she asks the Great Deku Tree [[spoiler:to tell Link something for her when he comes for the Master Sword when he awakens, but the Deku Tree stops her mid-sentence and convinces her to say it herself]].

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* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: Implied when she asks the Great Deku Tree [[spoiler:to tell Link something for her when he comes for the Master Sword when he awakens, but the Deku Tree stops her mid-sentence and convinces her to say it herself]]. We don't ever see her do so, but it's heavily implied she will after the reunion.



* AdventurerArchaeologist: Zelda travels the world researching the dilapidated ruins of Old Hyrule. She was the original owner of the Sheikah Slate, and was very annoyed to find that the shrines were only designed to work for the hero bonded to the Master Sword.

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* AdventurerArchaeologist: Zelda travels the world researching the dilapidated ruins of Old Hyrule. She was the original owner of the Sheikah Slate, and was very annoyed to find that the shrines were only designed to work for the hero bonded it wouldn't give her access to the Master Sword.shrines, which were meant for Link.



* AllForNothing: She laments how all her efforts to prevent Hyrule from suffering destruction were for nothing.

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* AllForNothing: She laments how all her efforts to prevent Hyrule from suffering destruction were for nothing. However, she does get it together in time to buy Hyrule a century, and allows Link to return within that.



* BadassBookworm: A staple for the character due to her being the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom, but this Zelda takes it further by being a scholar who explores Hyrule culture while being the mortal reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia.

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* BadassBookworm: A staple for the character due to her being the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom, but this Zelda takes it further by being a scholar who explores Hyrule culture while being the mortal reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia.ultimately sealing Ganon with her for 100 years.



* ABirthdayNotABreak: She spends her seventeenth birthday praying at the Spring of Wisdom, but as she comes down from Mount Lanayru, [[spoiler:Calamity Ganon attacks]].
* BittersweetSeventeen: She made one final effort to awaken her sealing powers by praying at the Spring of Wisdom on her seventeenth birthday.

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* ABirthdayNotABreak: She spends her seventeenth birthday praying at the Spring of Wisdom, but as she comes down from Mount Lanayru, [[spoiler:Calamity Ganon attacks]].
attacks, killing the Champions, corrupting the Sheikah machines, putting Link out of commission, and laying waste to Hyrule]].
* BittersweetSeventeen: She made one final effort to awaken her sealing powers by praying at the Spring of Wisdom on her seventeenth birthday.birthday, the first day she was able to go there.



* CharacterDevelopment: She starts off haughty and dismissive towards Link, acting much like her counterpart from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' animated series. However, she slowly warms up to him as they spend time together.

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* CharacterDevelopment: She starts off haughty and dismissive towards Link, resenting his seeming ease and success and acting much like her counterpart from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' animated series. However, she slowly warms up to him as they spend time together.together and she learns he has his own struggles.



* CoveredInMud: Several scenes show Zelda and her white dress smeared with mud.

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* CoveredInMud: Several scenes show Zelda and her white dress smeared with mud.on the day of the Great Calamity, as she gets put on the run from Guardians in the rain.



* DareToBeBadass: When she went to recruit Revali as Divine Beast Vah Medoh's pilot, she told him "We must protect the precious life of this land from the Calamity's grasp at all costs. Hyrule needs you, Revali." He found it surprisingly motivating despite his scepticism of the plan against Ganon and him finding her wording corny due to Zelda's determined look.

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* DareToBeBadass: When she went to recruit Revali as Divine Beast Vah Medoh's pilot, she told him "We must protect the precious life of this land from the Calamity's grasp at all costs. Hyrule needs you, Revali." He found it surprisingly motivating despite his scepticism of Despite finding the plan against Ganon to be foolish and him finding her wording corny due to thinking Zelda's determined look.wording was a bit silly, Revali was struck by her absolute conviction.



* DieOrFly: She is unable to summon her divine powers [[spoiler:until threatened by a Guardian, after Link has fallen in battle, and the power is the only thing that can save her]].

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* DieOrFly: She is unable to summon her divine powers [[spoiler:until threatened by a Guardian, after Link has fallen in battle, and the power is the only thing that can save her]].protect him]].



* GenderedOutfit: Her blue outfit is essentially a female version of Link's.

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* GenderedOutfit: Her blue outfit is essentially a female version of Link's. The DLC reveals that all of the Champions' blue pieces were made by Zelda herself, so it's implied that her outfit is meant to coordinate by her own design.



* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: Like her earliest incarnation, Zelda wears a ceremonial white gown (along with gold accessories) when she prays at the Goddesses fountains to awaken the divine power of Hylia within her.

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* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: Like her earliest incarnation, Zelda wears a ceremonial white gown (along with gold accessories) when she prays at the Goddesses fountains ancient springs to awaken the divine power of Hylia within her.her. She ends up wearing it when Calamity Ganon attacks, and, since she is wearing it after his defeat, it seems she walked into Hyrule Castle still wearing the dress to face him down and contain him for 100 years.



* GreenEyes: Previous incarnations of Zelda had InnocentBlueEyes, but her's are green and [[VisualPun fittingly enough]] her aggression towards Link is because [[spoiler:she [[GreenEyedMonster envies]] how set he seems with his destiny as he had no issues getting control of the Master Sword]].

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* GreenEyes: Previous incarnations of Zelda had InnocentBlueEyes, but her's hers are green and green. [[VisualPun fittingly enough]] Fittingly enough,]] her aggression initial hostility towards Link is because [[spoiler:she [[GreenEyedMonster envies]] how set effortlessly he seems with to be fulfilling his destiny destiny, as he had no issues getting control of apparently proved instantly he was a natural with the Master Sword]].



* HeyYou: In her diary, she calls Link "HIM". After he saves her life, she starts using his name.

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* HeyYou: In her diary, she calls Link "HIM". "him". After he saves her life, she starts using his name.name, hesitantly switching her form of address.



** [[spoiler:As revealed in Link's awakened memories, she was seen as one by her father and her subjects due to her inability to awaken the divine power the Royal Family inherited from Hylia, her own interests and wants dismissed as 'playing at being a scholar'. One memory even shows that ''she'' sees herself as this too.]]

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** [[spoiler:As revealed in Link's awakened memories, she was seen as one by her father and her subjects due to her inability to awaken the divine power the Royal Family inherited from Hylia, and her own interests and wants were dismissed as 'playing at being a scholar'. One memory even shows that ''she'' sees herself as this too.]]



* AnIceSuit: In some DLC, she's wandering around a winter landscape in a white coat [[PrettyInMink trimmed with white fur]].

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* AnIceSuit: In some DLC, a DLC scene where she meets with Revali, she's wandering around a winter landscape in a white coat [[PrettyInMink trimmed with white fur]].



* {{Magitek}}: Her official character art and amiibo show her using a Sheikah Slate. [[spoiler:She was its original bearer, and passed it on to Link when he was sealed.]]

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* {{Magitek}}: Her official character art and amiibo show her using a the Sheikah Slate. [[spoiler:She was its original bearer, and passed left it on to with Link to use when he was sealed.awoke from his healing stasis.]]



* ModestRoyalty: She is seen in many outfits, but the most prominent one is her Champion's attire.

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* ModestRoyalty: She is seen in many outfits, but the most prominent one is her Champion's attire.attire, which is more athletic and not so regal.

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: In the official artbook of the game, [[MrFanservice there's an image of Link in the nude]] but you can't see anything around the crotch.

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