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This page contains the Twili factions.
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    General 
  • Beast of Battle: The Twili have access to many alien creatures to use in battle: insects, spiders, Kargaroks and Shadow Bloats.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Shadow Insects, Twilit Spiders and Shadow Bloats are arthropods of abnormally large size.
  • Body Horror:
    • Shadow Messengers, having been transformed by Veran's powers, become sprawling, twisted, mindless beasts.
    • Fused Shadows, who have been mutated by the powers of the eponymous artefacts, have become purplish-black hulking abominations, with their head fused into clothing and no less than seven limbs barely recognisable as arms or legs.
  • Civil War: Zant's rebellion to retake the throne from Midna.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Twili, despite looking dark and sinister, are no more good or evil than normal people.
  • Single-Biome Planet: The Realm of Twilight, which is an actual planet separate from Hyrule, is almost fully covered in a dark wasteland.
  • Tron Lines: On everyone and everything, even the wildlife.
  • Weakened by the Light: Sunlight slowly burns the Twili unless properly protected by clothing or armour.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: The Realm of Twilight. After thousands of years stuck in the alien planet, the Twili return to Hyrule only to find that only a century has passed in Hyrule since their imprisonment.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: And yet, a decade after his first invasion, Zant returns to Hyrule... only to find that thirty-five years have passed.
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Dynasty of Mizorant

    General 
  • Alien Invasion: Mizorant initially intends to lead an invasion of Hyrule, whose plans are cut short by his assassination and later followed through by his son.
  • Insectoid Aliens: The Shadow Bloats and Shadow Insects which the Twili use in their army.
  • Shock and Awe: Shadow Bloats are able to bash into enemies and unleash electric jolts.

    Mizorant 
The first Twili ruler to discover the three Great Fairies' subtle influence on his predecessors, Mizorant banishes them from the Palace of Twilight and from interacting with his son Zant. He, having struck an alliance with a group of Parella, plans to use them to get rid of the Great Fairies and invade Hyrule, but is assassinated by Veran and Midna is placed on the throne instead of Zant.
  • He Knows Too Much: He is murdered by Veran for his knowledge of the three Great Fairies' true influence on his predecessors.
  • Mook–Face Turn: Invoked against Mizorant by the three Great Fairies, who disband his armies against his will.
  • Only Sane Man: Mizorant is the only Twili ruler aware of Veran's influence.
  • Pride: Mizorant thinks he could remove the power of the Great Fairies and build an independent Twili empire, but he underestimated what they are really capable of doing.
  • Shoulders of Doom: His pauldrons are really noticeable.

    Zant 
The son of King Mizorant and heir to the Twili throne by blood, Zant was cast aside from his future place of power by Veran in favour of his fiancée Midna. Being denied the throne pushes Zant into rebellion, and soon enough he begins a war against Midna to take the throne. Zant seeks the support of Lady Middee and the Bonemold Monks, as well as the Twili Sorceresses under command of Una. After Zant reveals his plan to invade Hyrule to Veran, she betrays Midna and works with him to overthrow Midna.
  • The Caligula: Zant is a tyrannical ruler and a complete psychopath.
  • Cool Pet: Zant has a pet Shadow Bloat named Olg, which he has raised since he was a child.
  • Dual Wield: Zant wields two falchions.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He really loved Midna and that is why he didn´t kill her. And despite Mizorant's criticism, Zant still loved his father, shedding tears after he was murdered.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Zant ultimately couldn't bring himself to kill Midna, even at the apex of his betrayal plot. Turning her into an imp was his alternate plan to remove her from power. He also appeared disgusted when Sokuuf and the Parella were planning to poison the river to kill the landlings.
  • Evil Former Friend: Zant used to be Midna's fiancé before Veran casts him from power.
  • Evil Overlord: The psychopathic King of the Twili who leads many invasions of Hyrule.
  • The Evil Prince: Even before he becomes King, he has already shown signs of insanity and immaturity.
  • Gag Nose: Zant's nose is abnormally shaped: narrower and sharper at the nostrils and wider between the eyes.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The real reason why Zant decides to rebel against Midna despite his love for her.
  • Laughing Mad: Zant laughs madly a lot of times, notably when playing his 'game' of chasing Midna.
  • Modest Royalty: At least at the beginning he felt uncomfortable at others calling him 'prince' and kneeling at him.
  • Praetorian Guard: The Shadow Assassins, a group of elite Shadow Messengers.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: From his crazy behaviour, you wouldn't think that Zant is an actual adult.
  • Rightful King Returns: Villainous example; Zant was the rightful heir to the Twili throne, but Midna usurped it from him. However, Zant later manages to overthrow and exile Midna from his realm.
  • Start of Darkness: The flashbacks in Zant's storyline follows him from a carefree teenager who picks up random chicks off the street and raises giant insects to the end when his father criticises him of being an incompetent heir when witnessing his immature behaviour with Midna.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: From a normal, but somewhat nice teenager, to a sadistic bully and at the end a psychotic tyrant.
  • Villain Protagonist: Zant is the player character in the Realm of Twilight arc.
  • The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: Although he is the rightful king of the Twili, he is definitely not suited to the job.

    Olg 
Zant's pet Shadow Bloat, which he has raised since he was a little boy. Olg, for some reason, lives far longer than a normal male Shadow Bloat can usually do. He is first seen trying to eat Midna, but is quickly stopped by Zant. After Zant is usurped from his throne, Olg assists his master in his rebellion.
  • Cool Pet: It is difficult to overcome the coolness of a Shadow Bloat as a pet.
  • Pet Monstrosity: Zant's pet is a monstrous insectoid creature.
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: Zant's pet is also a significant asset to him in battle.
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Midna's Exiles

    General 
  • Abnormal Ammo: Sol Cannons, which fire Sols, a mysterious substance that fuels the Twili society.
  • The Atoner: Midna's Exiles consist of repentant Twili who have begun to embrace the World of Light and have turned their back on Twili culture and the heritage of the Dark Interlopers.
  • Energy Ball: Sol Nurses and Sol Cannons throw and launch Sols as ranged weapons.
  • Laser Blade: The Sol-fuelled daggers used by Sol Nurses in melee.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Sol Nurses use Sols as grenades to hurl at enemies.

    Midna 
The fiancée of Prince Zant, the only son and heir of King Mizorant, Midna is put on the throne by the three Great Fairies after they kill Mizorant, but this act pushes Zant to rebel. Veran, learning about Zant's plan to invade Hyrule, betrays Midna for Zant, and she is shortly dethroned and exiled from Zant's realm.
  • Baleful Polymorph: After being overthrown, Midna is turned into an imp by Zant.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Midna is never seen wearing shoes.
  • Narrator: She narrates the story of Hyrule Historia.
  • Rags to Royalty: Deconstructed. Suddenly becoming the girlfriend of the Prince and given a room in the Palace seem great. Until you take into account that Zant is a sadistic, immature, psychopathic manchild.

    Yorinu 
A young Twili offered to the Church of Majora at birth, Yorinu is raised by Morsheen to be a disciple, but she runs away from them out of fear when ordered to give herself to a priest of Majora as an honour sacrifice. Yorinu then lives in the wilderness until encountering Rauru and Impa, who accept her into the Church of the Goddesses with the hopes of discouraging the worship of Majora. Their church grow quickly and is eventually able to take over the Church of Majora as the Twili's religion.

Several decades after that Yorinu succeeds Impa as Sage of Shadows and Rauru as High Priest of the Church of the Goddesses.

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Great Fairies of Twilight

    General 
  • Giant Spider: Twili Spiders are much bigger than normal spiders.

    Una 
Una is one of three Great Fairies that was banished into the Mirror of Twilight after their siege of Lake Hylia and involvement with the Dark Interlopers. Like Veran and Morsheen, Una's appearance changed over the centuries to reflect the Realm of Twilight. She commands a division of Twili Sorceresses, whom Zant fights the Great Fairy for to add their powers to his army.

    Sect of Morsheen 
  • Humongous Mecha: Avatars of Majora, robots constructed in the likeness of Majora and fuelled by Sol.
  • Living Statue: Avatars of Majora are robots and Majora statues rolled into one.

    Morsheen 
Morsheen is one of three Great Fairies that was banished into the Mirror of Twilight after their siege of Lake Hylia and involvement with the Dark Interlopers. Like Veran and Una, Morsheen's appearance changed over the centuries to reflect the Realm of Twilight. She commands much of the Twili's religious institutions, and has been a prominent missionary in spreading the worship of Majora and creating avatars of his likeness.

Bonemold Monks

    General 
  • Blade on a Stick: Spears are the main weapon of Bonemold Monks.
  • The Spartan Way: The Bonemold Monk training program is rigorous and soul crushing - Bonemold Monks are never allowed to sit down once they learn to walk.

    Lady Middee 
The headmaster of the Bonemold Monks, Middee was ripped from her childhood at a young age like her followers and forced into rigorous and soul crushing training. She is unpredictable, though she respects those that are able to display power over her.
  • Badass in Distress: Middee is imprisoned by Midna in the prison of Valran after she becomes Queen. Subverted, she could escape any time she wants to, but chooses to remain in chains until Zant comes.
  • Badass Teacher: Being the headmaster of the Bonemold Monks.
  • Enemy Mine: Middee joins Zant after he convinces her of his quest against Midna.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Middee insists that Zant calls her 'Middy'.
  • Training from Hell: Like all other Bonemold Monks, she has had to undergo a rigorous training program.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is blue.

Tribes of the Nether Rifts

    Argorok 
The Dark Dragon ruler of the Tribes of the Nether Rifts.

Lost Kingdom of Oorgath

    The Eclipse 
  • Alien Geometries: They are four-dimensional geometric monstrosities.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The parts of them you physically control are probably about the size of Demise. Literally though they have no physical measurement that could be written down, unless you have a handy dandy hyperdimensional yard stick.
  • Big Bad: They replace Majora as the main villains of the Twili arc.
  • The Blank: The Eclipse have no facial features at all, only a symbol on their face that resembles the Mirror of Twilight.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Each Eclipse creature is a gigantic, horrific, incomprehensible hyperdimensional abomination which is more akin to a natural disaster.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: The Bonemold Monks attempt to use the Eclipse as tools. It doesn't end well for them.

Alternative Title(s): Hyrule Total War Shadows Of Hyrule, Shadows Of Hyrule Total War

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