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     Veran 

A member of the Twili tribe and a descendant of Veress, seeking to finish what her ancestors started.

  • 0% Approval Rating: It's noted that even her fellow denizens of the Twilight Realm despise her because of all of the atrocities she's committed.
  • A God Am I: While she doesn't outright call herself a god, she does genuinely believe herself superior to Din, Nayru, and Farore themselves, and part of her plan after she's finished with Hyrule is to invade the Sacred Realm and subjugate the trio under her rule using the Triforce. She doesn't live long enough to try it, and in chapter 37, Din wastes no time in openly mocking her for being so arrogant.
  • Adaptational Villainy: She's far more murderous and irredeemable than her Oracle of Ages counterpart.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: She has her mooks kill Malon and Impa in front of Link and Zelda, respectively, in order to emotionally torture them.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: As pointed out by Din in chapter 37, Veran was truly arrogant and overconfident to think that she could actually invade the Sacred Realm and defeat the Golden Goddesses themselves with their own power.
  • Asshole Victim: After all of the pain, destruction, and death she inflicts on Link, Zelda, and the innocent people of both Hyrule and Termina, only someone as wicked and depraved as Veran herself would feel sorry for her once Link and Zelda finally take her down.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: With the exception of her Batman Gambit to get the Triforce and Fused Shadow, Veran's plans largely amount to "cause as much destruction and death as possible by any means necessary."
  • Ax-Crazy: She clearly enjoys being a destructive mass murderer far more than she desires to Take Over the World, to the extent that she deliberately waits to try to attack the Sacred Realm to prolong the pleasure of razing Hyrule. Zelda even explicitly mentions this during a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, pointing out that, for all of her claims that she wants to avenge her fallen people, it's obvious that Veran is more concerned about satisfying her own bloodlust than anything else.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Batman Gambit: Her initial plan to get her hands on the Triforce is to blackmail Link into gathering the scattered pieces of the Fused Shadow so she can use them to extract the Triforce from Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf, by bartering with the hero for the princess's safety. Later on, towards the end of the story, she appears to kill Zelda and forces Link to watch so his spirit will finally break and she can take control of him in Fierce Deity form.
  • Been There, Shaped History: She was the one who kick-started the civil war that necessitated Link's mother taking him to the Kokiri Forest.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: While Veran is indeed very dangerous, managing to acquire the Triforce and bring both Hyrule and Termina to ruin by herself, it's revealed upon her demise that her plan to conquer the Sacred Realm was nothing but a delusion of grandeur; even if she had gotten into the Sacred Realm, Din, Nayru, and Farore would have easily annihilated her, and Din outright mocks her for being such an arrogant moron. Furthermore, Majora reveals to Link that the only reason Veran was able to control its power in the first place is because Majora was letting her do so, and planned to kick her to the curb as soon as it was convenient.
  • Black Magic
  • Bond Villain Stupidity:
    • As revealed in the Side Stories, she chose to let Link's mother escape with baby Link into Hyrule Field because she believed that they had no chance to survive out there. Link's mom successfully makes it to the Kokiri Forest and entrusts him to the Great Deku Tree before she dies.
    • After stealing their pieces of the Triforce, Veran chooses to leave Link and Zelda alive because she has no further use for them and deems them Not Worth Killing, giving the two the perfect opportunity to regroup and eventually defeat her.
  • Break Them by Talking: Does this to Link, right on top of appearing to murder Zelda right in front of him, ultimately prompting him to put on the Fierce Deity's Mask so she can take control of him. This also doubles as a "The Reason You Suck" Speech and a Kick the Dog moment.
    Veran: Do you know what I hate most about you, hero? That persistent little spirit of yours. The fact that you can things that would destroy others emotionally completely unscarred. But even so, everyone has a breaking point... And... I believe you've just reached yours...
  • Card-Carrying Villain: In chapter 21, she points out to the Sages that, since the Goddesses never bothered to give the Triforce the ability to differentiate between good and evil, she can use it to do whatever she wants.
  • Cleavage Window/Impossibly-Low Neckline
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: In chapter 34, she gleefully inflicts this on Link, stabbing and cutting him in various painful ways simply to hear him scream, and finally cutting out his right eye for the hell of it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Until the final final battle, pretty much all of her encounters against Link or Zelda are this. Unless Link is wearing the Fierce Deity's Mask, which makes the odds a little more even.
  • Curse: In the rewrite of Wisdom and Courage, she places one on Link, which manifests in the form of shackles on his wrists, that allows her to see and hear everything Link does and also incapacitate him with pain whenever she feels like it.
  • Dark Magical Girl: She uses Black Magic and is also an unrepentantly sadistic Omnicidal Maniac who thrives on the destruction and chaos she brings about.
  • Demonic Possession: She possesses Zelda and forces her to fight Link.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: She claims on different occasions that she plans to conquer not just Hyrule, but every single land out there, including the Sacred Realm. Of course, considering the fact that she completely destroys both Hyrule and Termina over the course of the story, it's obvious that any land she actually succeeds in conquering will be nothing but a barren wasteland. Zelda even explicitly points out in chapter 35 that, despite all her claims otherwise, Veran only wants power for power's sake.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: While confronting the Sages in chapter 21, Veran openly mocks and disrespects Din, Nayru, and Farore. On top of it all, once she's done with Hyrule, she actually plans to invade and conquer the Sacred Realm itself.
    Veran: How can the Golden Goddesses hope to stop the very one who wields the power that they created to sustain this world? In all their self-proclaimed 'wisdom,' the goddesses did not create the Triforce with the ability for it to distinguish between good or evil, and so I may do as I please with it! And since I am the one who holds it, I do not fear their wrath, but rather I curse their very names! Curse Din and her power, for it is weakness! Curse Nayru and her wisdom, for it is foolishness! And curse Farore and her courage, for it is cowardice!
  • Dirty Coward: In her first fight with Fierce Deity Link; the minute she realizes just how strong the Fierce Deity is and that it actually poses a threat to her, she flees Termina.
  • Entitled Bastard: She's an Ax-Crazy sadistic Jerkass who can barely set foot in a settlement anywhere in Hyrule or Termina without razing it to the ground for fun... and yet she genuinely believes she deserves to rule everything and openly declares herself superior to the Golden Goddesses themselves. To drive the point home, during the final showdown, she's genuinely surprised and angered when Link rejects her We Can Rule Together offer, despite the fact that she's spent the entire fic going out of her way to ruin his life, as well as the fact that she made said offer after she tortured Link and sliced out his right eye for fun.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: After setting fire to the Great Deku Tree to speed Link's progress along, she orders Link to leave Saria to die and is completely baffled and furious when he refuses to do so. Later, during the final showdown, she shows much the same reaction when Link rejects her We Can Rule Together offer, despite the fact that she's spent the entire fic going out of her way to ruin Link's life, as well as the fact that she made the offer after she tortured Link and cut out one of his eyes for fun.
  • Evil Gloating: She constantly gloats to Link and Zelda about how much better than them she believes herself to be, the biggest example being when she has seemingly broken Link's spirit and taken control of him through the Fierce Deity's Mask; right after she's done gloating to Zelda about how easily she broke Link's spirit, she's completely taken aback when Link breaks free from her control and attacks her, thus proving that Veran didn't completely destroy his will after all.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: She pulls this off twice:
    • At first, she seems to have managed to successfully hijack Majora's Mask, but during their Battle in the Center of the Mind, Majora openly admits to Link that it had been using Veran all along, and Veran is only able to use its power because it's letting her do so.
    • During the final battle, she genuinely believes she can take control of Fierce Deity Link, only to be proven wrong when Link breaks free of her control and defeats her. Doubly do, since Veran had actually fought the Fierce Deity previously and knew that it could potentially defeat her.
  • Evil Is Petty: In the rewrite of chapter 25, she outright tells Link that, while she could easily swoop in and kill him and Zelda at any time, she doesn't just want them dead: she wants to utterly destroy them mentally and emotionally first so they can pay for their predecessors' "crimes" against her ancestors. Furthermore, as pointed out by Zelda during the final battle, it's obvious that Veran doesn't even really care about her fallen people, and just wants to gather power for its own sake so she can revel in the death and chaos she causes.
  • Evil Sorceress: She's not called the Sorceress of Shadow for nothing.
  • Eye Scream: In the rewrite of chapter 34, she finishes her brutal No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Link by cutting out his right eye for the hell of it. Not only that, but it's heavily implied that she would have sliced out his left eye as well had Zelda not shot her in the back with a Light Arrow at that very moment.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Implied; in chapter 37, immediately preceding Veran's defeat, Din remarks that even if Veran had managed to get into the Sacred Realm, she wouldn't have stood a chance against Din and her sisters.
  • Fatal Flaw: Two major ones.
    • Veran is utterly blinded by her pride. Throughout the entire story, she repeatedly underestimates Link and Zelda and overlooks the loose ends, such as Navi's power to heal, that bring about her downfall.
    • Her greed. No matter how strong she gets, she just wants more and more power, to the extent that even obtaining the complete Triforce and becoming an essential Physical God isn't enough for her; this leads her to try to take control of Majora's Mask and the Fierce Deity, the latter of which eventually turns on and kills her.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Often acts polite and refined, but doesn't even try to hide the fact that she's a vicious bitch who thrives on destruction and death.
  • Foil: To Veress, her ancestor and the Big Bad of Blood and Spirit. Both are ambitious, arrogant, and egotistical masters of Black Magic who seek the Triforce so they can conquer the world. However, there are numerous differences: where Veress had an army of loyal followers, Veran was reviled and shunned by the Hylians and the Twili alike; where Veress was Driven to Madness and had some redeeming characteristics, Veran is pure evil through and through; and where Veress killed for a goal, Veran goes above and beyond to kill as many innocent people and cause as much collateral damage as possible simply because she can.
  • For the Evulz: By using the Sins of Our Fathers card as a poor excuse to mask her bloodlust, Veran constantly goes out of her way to kill as many innocent people and cause as much destruction as she possibly can simply because she thinks it's hilarious.
  • Forceful Kiss: After reacquiring the Fused Shadow, she plants one on Link purely to torment both him and Zelda.
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: When Link fatally impales her with the Master Sword, Veran's scream of agony actually shatters the Temple of Time's glass window.
  • Greed: Her Fatal Flaw. Even obtaining the complete Triforce, and all the power that it entails, isn't enough to satisfy her lust for power.
  • Hate Sink: Both Veress and Verona, her predecessor and successor as Big Bad respectively, have sympathetic and redeeming qualities and can be considered likable to some degree. Veran has none and is nothing but a sadistic, sociopathic monster; every moment of her screentime in the fic seems devoted to making the readers cheer when Link and Zelda finally turn the tables on her and kill her.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: In chapter 29, she actually manages to take control of Majora's Mask, albeit only because Majora learned of her vendetta against Link and decided to help her willingly. In chapter 36, just before its Battle in the Center of the Mind with Link, Majora even freely admits that it had planned to betray Veran all along.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Zelda's Light Arrows, while they can't actually kill her, cause her horrible pain, and during the final battle, the holy glow emitted by the Master Sword actually hurts her.
  • Hope Crusher: She is constantly putting Link and Zelda down by telling them that neither of them has a chance at defeating her. However, as Zelda points out during the final showdown, despite all of her claims to the contrary, if Veran truly believed that Link and Zelda posed no threat to her, she never would have gone to such trouble to try to bring them down.
  • Hot Witch
  • Humiliation Conga: Gets hit with this big time during the final battle, and it's immensely satisfying to read. Just as she thinks she's won, she's shot in the back with a Light Arrow by Zelda, who was Not Quite Dead. Then Fierce Deity Link, whom she had believed to be completely corrupted and subjugated to her will, breaks free of her control and turns on her. Then Fi surfaces from the Master Sword and torches her with the three Sacred Flames used to forge the Master Sword, and Link runs her through. Finally, to put the icing on the cake, the Golden Goddesses strip her of the Triforce just as she's about to use it to heal herself, leaving her to die.
  • Hypocrite/Moral Myopia: She thrives on pain and violence... as long as she's the aggressor, not the victim.
  • I Lied: Promises to take the curse she placed on Link off if he brings her the Fused Shadow, and to leave Zelda alone if he does. The minute Link does so, Veran immediately goes back on her word and possesses Zelda to force Link to fight her; when that is done with, Link is anything but surprised to discover she also lied about the curse.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She finally meets her end at the tip of the Master Sword, which Link runs through her chest.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure
  • In Name Only: Word of God is that this is not the same Veran from Oracle of Ages.
  • Invincible Villain: Most of the fic has things going her way; she gets both the Fused Shadow and the Triforce, and Link and Zelda are largely forced to Run or Die. It's only when Link retrieves the Fierce Deity's Mask that they stand a fair chance.
  • Jerkass: She constantly goes out of her way to torment and kill people and Kick the Dog for all it's worth, and gets off on the pain and death she causes.
  • Kick the Dog: Every time Veran appears in person, it's guaranteed she'll pull as much puppy-punting as she possibly can. Examples include, but are not limited to, setting fire to the Great Deku Tree and nearly killing Saria in doing so, planting a "Take That!" Kiss on Link in front of Zelda purely to torture the latter, having her Wolfos maul Malon to death in front of Link to hurt him emotionally, and finally giving Zelda a Traumatic Haircut and leaving her near-death while making Link watch her do so in order to push him over the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: In chapter 34, it isn't enough that Veran has disarmed Link; she goes the extra mile by, among other things, slicing open his shoulder to disable his arm, stabbing him in the leg deep enough to reach the bone, and finally slicing out his right eye, taking massive glee in the pain she causes him in the process. By the time she's done, Link is so badly injured and in so much pain that he's literally puking blood.
  • Killed Off for Real: Once Link and Zelda defeat her, she tries to use the Triforce to revive herself, only for it to leave her as she's seconds away from death.
  • Lack of Empathy: Has no regard for the lives of others, and leaves both Hyrule and Termina in ruins with a smile on her face.
  • Lecherous Licking: She licks her lips after giving Link a Forceful Kiss.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: She absolutely delights in the suffering of others. Case in point: during the final battle, she slices Link up like a loaf of bread to the extent that he's puking blood and then threatens to cut out his eye, to which Link cracks under the Primal Fear and pleads with her not to. In response, Veran takes pride in the fact that she got him to beg, makes him plead again, and then gouges out his right eye anyway.
  • Mind Rape: Her ultimate goal in regards to Link and Zelda. In chapter 25, she openly admits to Link that she could easily swoop in and kill them at any time, but doesn't just want them dead: she wants to utterly destroy them both mentally and emotionally first.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Before her death, she informs Zelda and Link that she had children before she left the Twilight Realm, and one day, her descendants will finish what she started.
  • Near-Villain Victory: If she hadn't overlooked Navi and ensured that Zelda was actually dead, which is what allowed Navi to heal Zelda in the first place, she could very well have won in the end.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Throughout most of the story, she's managed to turn most of Hyrule against Link and Zelda through political unrest and ensure that they continue to blame Zelda for all of her own crimes, but in chapter 31, she decides to go public and reveal to the entire kingdom that she was the one responsible for all of Hyrule's troubles, which is all the kingdom needs to return to Zelda's side and rally behind her. Link and Zelda even wonder why Veran would reveal herself and her actions to the kingdom instead of continuing to let them believe that Zelda was behind it.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: As detailed under Kick Them While They Are Down above, Veran delivers an absolutely savage one to Link that culminates in her gouging out his right eye with a dagger; by the time she's finished, Link is actually puking blood and literally begging her to stop.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: She repeatedly claims that she does what she does to avenge her fallen ancestors and get her people to see the error of her ways, but it falls flat because she commits random acts of violence and mass murder for no other reason than to acquire power for herself and her own sadistic amusement. Zelda even calls her out on it during the final showdown, stating outright that it's clear that all Veran truly wants is to satisfy her own bloodlust.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: She is responsible for the genocide of the Sheikah (sans Impa), for starters, and by the time of the final battle, she has a body count in the low thousands in the very least, leaving both Hyrule and Termina in ruins. Hell, when she believes she has finally defeated Link and Zelda, she celebrates by setting fire to the Kokiri Forest, causing Death Mountain to erupt, flooding out Lake Hylia and Zora's Domain, and burying Gerudo Valley in a sandstorm all at once, all while laughing at the pain and chaos she's causing.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Person of Mass Destruction: She lays waste to both Hyrule and Termina for the hell of it in pursuit of her goals. First, she causes the exact same environmental disasters to Woodfall, Snowhead, Great Bay, and Ikana that Majora caused seven years before, and then, when she has Zelda at death's door and Fierce Deity Link at her mercy, she celebrates by causing all manner of natural disasters (volcanic eruptions, sandstorms, floods, forest fires, etc.) across every province of Hyrule, all while laughing.
  • Pimped-Out Dress
  • Psychopathic Manchild: She displays a lot of childlike evil throughout the fic. She has an ego that's bigger than Hyrule and Termina combined, treats killing innocent people and decimating countries as a fun game, constantly feels the need to gloat to Link and Zelda about how much better she thinks she is than them, and more or less acts like a child with a new toy when she gets her hands on the Triforce, a trait best exemplified when she outright boasts to the Sages that since the Golden Goddesses never bothered to give the Triforce the capacity to differentiate between good and evil, she can do whatever she wants with it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Well, red and yellow.
  • Sadist: BIG TIME. For example, in the rewritten chapter 34, she subjects Link to an absolutely savage No-Holds-Barred Beatdown that ends with her carving out his right eye, all while delighting in Link's suffering; the narration even outright states that she's having the time of her life while doing so.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Pulls this on Link and Zelda more than once, by morphing into the recently deceased Malon and Impa and lambasting the two for failing to save them.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has one lock of white hair amongster her Peek-a-Bangs.
  • Smug Snake: Make no mistake, Veran is very powerful and dangerous, but her massive arrogance, tendency to Kick the Dog as much as possible, and her constant underestimating of Link and Zelda place her in this category. In fact, during her fight with Fierce Deity Link in chapter 29, the minute she realizes that Link is more than a match for her with the Fierce Deity's power even with the Triforce and Majora on her side, she runs. Also, as pointed out by Zelda during chapter 34, despite all of her claims that Link was a weakling who posed no threat to her whatsoever, Veran would never have gone to such extreme lengths to take him down unless she really was afraid of him.
  • Stupid Evil: There's really not much to Veran. As pointed out by Zelda herself in chapter 34, the extent of her Evil Plan is simply to steal whatever sources of power she can find and then use said sources of power to decimate entire countries and rack up a body count for no other reason than her own entertainment.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: After her Batman Gambit to acquire the Fused Shadow works, she plants one on Link in front of Zelda to spite them both, telling Link that it was his "reward" for bringing her the Fused Shadow.
  • Tempting Fate: When Veran is defeated in chapter 35, with the Master Sword sticking out of her chest, she nonetheless gloats to Link and Zelda that they can never defeat her as long as she wields the Triforce... only for the Golden Goddesses to choose that very moment to take the Triforce away from her before she can use it to heal her wounds, leaving her to die. Zelda does not waste a moment in rubbing that fact in Veran's face.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: She certainly acts like a terrorist, committing acts of mass murder and destruction everywhere she goes, and indeed, her only motivation for doing so is for power and For the Evulz.
  • There Are No Coincidences: While Link and Saria are looking for the Fused Shadow in the Great Deku Tree, it suddenly catches fire, and the two barely escape alive. In the next chapter, Veran reveals to Link that she started the fire, partly to speed Link's progress along, and partly in an attempt to kill Saria because the Kokiri girl knew too much.
  • This Cannot Be!: Her word-for-word reaction when the Goddesses strip her of the Triforce before she can use it to heal herself.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Until the very end, Veran repeatedly refuses to view Link and Zelda as any sort of major threat, dismissing them as mere children. Subverted; as Zelda points out in the rewrite of chapter 35, Veran would never have gone to so much trouble to take Link and Zelda down unless she really was afraid of them.
  • The Unfettered: There is literally no line that Veran isn't willing to cross to get at Link and Zelda and/or to get her way. Over the course of the story, she leaves both Hyrule and Termina in ruins and has a body count in the low thousands at the very least. She even flat-out admits that she'll do anything to get what she wants.
  • Vain Sorceress: Though she never outright calls herself beautiful, its implied that she thinks very highly of herself. Not to mention the fact that she is quite seductive, showing that she's confident in her looks and wicked charm.
  • Villain Ball: Veran's plans would go off without a hitch if she didn't constantly go out of her way to indulge her massive sadistic streak. Case in point: rather than just kill Link and be done with it during the final battle, she tortures him to the breaking point to make him put on the Fierce Deity's Mask and thus corrupt him, sealing this by seemingly killing Zelda right in front of him. As it turns out, Zelda was Only Mostly Dead, and when Navi sacrifices herself to revive her, Veran decides to finish the job by siccing Fierce Deity Link on her, only to be taken aback when Zelda successfully gets through to Link, causing him to break free from the corruption and defeat Veran using the very same power she was so certain she had control of.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: In chapter 29, she flees Termina the minute she realizes that Fierce Deity Link is more than a match for her.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: A minor example; she expresses an attraction to Link at several points, but it doesn't stop her from putting him through all manner of physical, mental, and emotional torture for her own sadistic amusement.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She completely flips out when Fierce Deity Link snaps out of her control and turns on her in chapter 36, and the narration outright states that she goes completely insane when the Golden Goddesses take the Triforce from her before she can use it to heal herself, though she remains lucid enough to declare that her descendants will one day finish what she started and go out Laughing Mad.
  • We Can Rule Together: During the final battle, Veran offers Link this. Of course, considering the fact that Veran had quite literally put Link and Zelda through absolute Hell For the Evulz during the course of the fic, committed all manner of horrible atrocities against both Hyrule and Termina, as well as the fact that Veran gives Link said offer after she just gave him a savage No-Holds-Barred Beatdown that ended with her sadistically slicing out his right eye, Link flat-out tells Veran that he would rather die.
  • Where's the Fun in That?: At one point, she openly admits that she could easily swoop in and just kill Link and Zelda whenever she wants. When Link asks her why she doesn't, Veran responds that she doesn't just want to kill them: she wants to cause them as much pain and grief as possible until they're completely broken mentally and emotionally.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Veran is not above slaying large populations of people, and does not discriminate against murdering children. In fact, it's implied that she kills countless children and their families when she destroys Castle Town, Clock Town, and Kakariko Village. Also, in her slaughter of the Hylian Knights, she also killed their families and spared basically none of them. It was only thanks to Link's mother taking him to the safety of Kokiri Forest as an infant that he managed to be the sole survivor of the attack.
  • You Killed My Father: She personally slew Link's parents and was indirectly responsible for the death of Zelda's mother.
  • You Monster!: During a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, Zelda declares that, for all of her claims of wanting to avenge her ancestors, it's clear that all Veran really is is a power-hungry witch who steals whatever power sources she can find just so she can cause destruction and chaos for her own amusement, outright telling Veran that she isn't the Queen of Shadows as she claims to be, but a monster that crawled forth from them.

    Malon 

A farm girl at Lon Lon Ranch and one of Link's childhood friends.

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    Navi 

Link's Exposition Fairy from Ocarina of Time. She returns near the end of Wisdom and Courage and aids Link and Zelda against Veran to the best of her ability.

  • Fairy Companion
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Tatl, since the two of them only really start getting along after the battle in Clock Town, in which both of them nearly lose Link.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: During the final battle, she sacrifices herself to heal Zelda, hoping that she will be able to save Link. Thanks to the Triforce, she gets better.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When she and Tatl meet, they spend some time butting heads, but before Navi returns to Hyrule, they've gained a measure of respect for one another.

     Tatl 

Link's old friend and companion from Majora's Mask.

  • Big Sister Instinct: After Veran razes Clock Town in chapter 30, she declines to accompany Link back to Hyrule because Tael's safety is her top priority.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Something that hasn't changed since Majora's Mask.
  • Fairy Companion
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Navi.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When she and Navi meet, they spend some time butting heads, but before Navi returns to Hyrule, they've gained a measure of respect for one another.
  • Was It Really Worth It?: Tatl is in favor of Link not using the Fierce Deity's Mask, insisting that no matter how powerful Veran is, it isn't worth the risk of him losing his soul.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She is completely shocked that Link intends to retrieve and use the Fierce Deity's Mask despite knowing how dangerous it is.

    Romani and Cremia 

The proprietors of Romani Ranch. First introduced when they lend Link and Zelda a horse to allow them to visit Great Bay. Tragically, they are among the many people who suffer when Veran later razes Termina in pursuit of our heroes.

  • Action Girl: Romani
  • Affectionate Nickname: Romani still refers to Link as "Grasshopper" to the extent that, when they reunite, she admits she actually forgot his real name.
  • An Arm and a Leg: During Veran's attack, she sets fire to the ranch, and Cremia's arm gets so badly burnt that it has to be amputated. Thanks to the Triforce, she gets better.
  • Badass Normal: Romani is this, especially when she helps Zelda fend off the Poes in Termina Field.
  • Boyish Short Hair: During the fire mentioned above, a good portion of Romani's hair is burnt off; when they meet again shortly after, Zelda briefly mistakes her for a boy.
  • Expy: Both are the Terminian counterparts for Malon.
  • Family Business: They run Romani Ranch together, and they are sisters.
  • Farm Girls
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Cremia wears her hair as such.
  • She Is All Grown Up: When Link and Romani reunite, she's so grown that Link mistakes her for Cremia.

    Saria 

Link's old childhood friend, who briefly returns in chapter 13 and 14 to help him.

  • Bridal Carry: Link carries her this way to help her escape from a fire started by Veran. Justified, since she's small enough for Link to easily do so.
  • Friendship Moment: Before Link departs the forest in chapter 14, Saria reassures him that they will be friends forever no matter what.
  • He Knows Too Much: Veran tries to kill her by burning the Great Deku Tree down because she knows what the Fused Shadow is; Link has other plans.
  • Hyper-Awareness: After the Great Deku Tree's demise, she developed the ability to sense changes in the forest, such as when outsiders enter.
  • Ill Girl: After Veran sets fire to the Great Deku Tree to speed Link's progress along, Saria ends up extremely sick and weak from smoke inhalation, though she promises Link that the other Kokiri will nurse her back to health when he departs.
  • Nice Girl
  • Older Than They Look: Its implied she's been around for quite a while, to the point that she might even be older than Link, even though she appears as but a ten year old child.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: During the aforementioned fire, she ends up so sick from smoke inhalation that her clothes end up stained with her own vomit.

    Nabooru 

The new ruler of the Gerudo tribe.

  • Turn the Other Cheek: She holds no grudge against Link for stealing the Fused Shadow, stating that, unlike Ganondorf, most Gerudo don't do so.
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    Ganondorf 

The former Gerudo King, now reduced to a mere prisoner of those he once ruled.

  • Demoted to Extra: He mostly appears in flashbacks in the early chapters. His only contribution in the story's present is getting the Triforce of Power stolen from him by Veran. He does get a somewhat bigger role in the fic's rewrite... but not much.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: During the final battle, he slips away. It's never revealed where he went or what happened to him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He of all people calls Link out for gathering the Fused Shadow's pieces for Veran:
    Ganondorf: You fool! You've doomed us all! And I thought you were supposed to be a hero!

    Sages 

     The Councilmen 

The members of the royal council.

  • Flat Character: Their only real role in the fic is to openly disapprove of Zelda's relationship with Link and try to control every aspect of her life.
  • Skewed Priorities: With Hyrule on the verge of war and Veran having destroyed everything, the council's main priority is to chew Zelda out for kissing Link. Zelda wastes no time in verbally putting them in their places.
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