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"With the princess as their commander, we dubbed these pilots Champions—a name that would solidify their unique bond."

"It was clear that we must follow our ancestors' path. We selected four skilled individuals from across Hyrule and tasked them with the duty of piloting the Divine Beasts."
King Rhoam Bosphoramus Hyrule

A band of four mighty warriors who tried to oppose Calamity Ganon when he first awoke, using the power of four magitek Humongous Mecha known as the Divine Beasts. All of them perished in the attempt.

Tropes applying to the Champions as a whole:


  • Action Girl: Both Mipha and Urbosa are skilled warriors and are willing to sacrifice themselves in order to stop Ganon.
  • And I Must Scream: Having been defeated by Ganon's blights, the Champions' spirits are trapped within the Divine Beasts in the 100 years that Link was sleeping, alone and unable to move on as they had not completed their mission to defeat Ganon. When Ganon's power starts to stir, they're unable to do anything to stop the disaster their Divine Beasts are causing, until Link shows up.
  • Badass Crew: Aside from being the best to pilot the Divine Beasts, they were Hyrule's mightiest warriors of their time, hand-picked as the only ones worthy to stand beside the prophesied Princess and Knight who would defeat the ancient evil of Ganon, and despite the limited time each gets, they show it.
  • Blue Is Heroic: All of them wear the same light blue cloth as a symbol of their brotherhood, Daruk going as far to pass part of it down in his family as seen with Yunobo and Revali taking a scrap of it and tying it to his personal bow to help gauge where the wind is blowing when aiming. In "The Champions' Ballad" DLC it is revealed that Zelda made the clothes herself and that the blue color is specifically associated with the Royal Family of Hyrule.
  • Competitive Balance: Their blessings cover four major stats - health (Grace), offense (Fury), defense (Protection), mobility (Gale). Implied by these powers and their weapons, Daruk is the Fighter with the most raw power, Urbosa the Mage with lightning attacks, Revali the Thief with the most mobility and specializing in long range combat, and Mipha the Medic.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: By the colors of their blessings, which also crosses over into Color-Coded Elements given their Elemental Powers below. Daruk's Protection is red, Mipha's Grace is blue, Revali's Gale is green, and Urbosa's Fury is yellow.
  • Disappears into Light: After Link defeats Ganon and Zelda seals him, their ghosts depart from Hyrule in a small shower of light, their duty fulfilled.
  • Duty That Transcends Death: All four Champions have been dead for a hundred years — yet their ghosts are still itching for a rematch with Calamity Ganon.
  • Dwindling Party: An unusual example in that it happens before the game proper starts. By the time Link wakes up all four Champions are deceased and their spirits are trapped in their respective Divine Beasts. Link himself was critically wounded and believed to be dead by most of Hyrule, leaving Zelda to face Calamity Canon alone before sealing herself to prevent Ganon from escaping. In the end, of the six Link and Zelda manage to survive.
  • Elemental Powers: Applies to both them and their Divine Beasts. Daruk is associated with fire, Mipha with water, Revali with wind, and Urbosa with lightning.
  • Elite Four: They were this before Hyrule's fall, as the four best warriors of their respective races chosen to pilot the Divine Beasts against the Calamity. It's said that in this capacity they answered directly to Zelda, who acted as their commander.
  • Exposition Fairy: Their spirits serve as temporary ones inside their respective Divine Beasts.
  • Five-Man Band: Link and the Champions form one:
    • Link is The Hero, being the one chosen to wield the Master Sword.
    • Revali is The Lancer, in the sense of the Lancer being the Hero's opposite: Revali is proud to the point of arrogance, insists that he's better than others, and feels like he could take on Ganon singlehandedly; contrast that to Link, who is humble to the point of self-doubt, works with the Champions happily, and questions his worth.
    • Daruk is The Big Guy—he's a Goron, has a stout build, likes to laugh and make jokes, and generally treats Link like a kid brother (tee hee!) or favorite nephew.
    • Lady Urbosa is The Smart Girl—she takes on a mentor role to Zelda, has the deepest understanding of the princess's and Link's self-doubt and worry, is keenly aware of the history of the Gerudo, and generally acts wiser than the other Champions.
    • Mipha is The Chick—she has healing powers, is quiet, gentle, and kind, and sits firmly in a Love Triangle with Link, knowing that she'll never take Zelda's place.
  • Five-Token Band: The Champions are two Hylians and a member of the Rito, Goron, Zora, and Gerudo tribes.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Two males (Revali and Daruk) and two females (Mipha and Urbosa). Even when including Link and Zelda, they still qualify.
  • Graceful Loser: With the exception of Revali, who insists that he only lost to Windblight Ganon because he was "winging it," the Champions take their deaths with grace and simply encourage Link to fight better than they did. Urbosa even describes her death as a "warrior's demise."
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: We never learn how they earned their Champion status. What did they do to earn or create their signature weapons? Aside from Mipha and Revali, how did everyone discover their signature abilities?
    • A child in Gerudo Town says Urbosa became legendary after defeating an evil ghost, but doesn't go into more detail than that.
  • Infinity -1 Sword: All of them carry a unique and powerful weapon that Link can obtain; although there are some that can outpace them, they are all top tier and can be remade by NPCs once broken.
  • Jumped at the Call: When Zelda approaches each of them about serving as their race's respective Champion they all eagerly accept. Revali was unusual, in that he intended to accept the moment he heard the offer but decided to wait to reveal his response because he wanted Zelda to "sweat it out a bit longer."
  • Killed Offscreen: Each of them died fighting their respective blight 100 years in the past, though this is not shown.
  • Legacy of the Chosen: They're basically this game's equivalent of the Sages.
  • Magic Knight: The Champions are equally skilled in specific types of magic as well as their favored weapon.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: The Champion's Clothing they all wear are different. Link and Zelda wear theirs as tunics, Revali's is a scarf, Mipha and Daruk wear them as sashes and Urbosa's is a skirt. The white designs on each piece of fabric also differ, illustrating their role in the group by depicting either the Divine Beast they pilot or in Link's case the Master Sword. Justified in that each of the clothes were made for the specific champions by Zelda herself.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: All of the champions had trials that they went through, some of which involved defeating powerful enemies. Mipha in particular, had to take down an army of Guardians.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Although they are deceased, their ghosts still dwell within the Divine Beasts waiting to finish their mission. Once Link frees them, they take control of their mechs and lend Link their own magic to aid him on his journey.
  • Posthumous Character: Link and Zelda are all that are left of the Champions; all of their friends perished fighting the blights Ganon sent to corrupt the Divine Beasts.
  • Primary-Color Champion: As an extension of the blue fabric above (and unlike Zelda and Link who wear it as well) all of the champions have a red, blue, and yellow color pallet. Needless to say this helps highlight how heroic all of them are at heart, and illustrate how unlike Zelda and Link are destined to play out their roles in the fight against Ganon all of these heroes came here by choice to try and help protect their people and the lands they love.
    • Daruk is the same dark gold color as his fellow Gorons and has the red symbol of his people crossing his chained sash.
    • Mipha's champion's cloth matches the blue parts of her yellow tipped fins and has mostly red scales, with her silver jewelry appearing gold in some scenes.
    • Revali's "black" feathers appear as a dark blue and has red and yellow patches near his face to match his intended breed, in addition to wearing yellow and red clothing to contrast his lighter colored scarf.
    • Urbosa has her bright red hair, darker red eyeshadow, beautiful golden jewelry, and blue lipstick to match the Champion's fabric acting as her skirt.
  • Take Up My Sword: After freeing their respective Divine Beast, the Champions will all gift Link with their signature spell; true to this trope, an NPC will also gift you with each champion's signature weapon as well.
  • The Team:
    • The hierarchy sees Zelda as the Princess of Hyrule and the Big Good and official group Leader, with her father King Rhoam giving her instructions behind the scenes. Link is her dedicated Hero as the wielder of the Master Sword, which makes him the one who needs to fight the Big Bad. The Champions serve as the Elite Four who each pilot a Divine Beast for extra firepower against Ganon while that happens.
    • In group dynamics Zelda is actually The Smart Guy Adventurer Archaeologist who is the most interested and invested in figuring out the lost Magitek, as well as cooking and chemistry, despite being the "commander" of the Champions. Link is her bodyguard and The Big Guy of the stoic and silent type as unlike all of the Champions he doesn't have his own magic to augment his physical fighting abilities, since even his time slowing aerial archery is indicated to be more of a testament to his skill, and has the most powerful weapon on the team with the unbreakable darkness-sealing Master Sword, with some elements of the Sixth Ranger due to being the last person to join the team with bonus points for actually being the sixth member in this case. Revali is the rude and smarmy Lancer who contrasts the Supporting Leader Daruk by taking issue with how their newest member is the one with the most important role, and an Ace Pilot with the only flying mech and Long-Range Fighter with a bow, in contrast with The Hero's sword. Daruk is the headstrong but friendly unofficial Leader, shown giving everyone their orders when Ganon appears and wanted to be sure their newest member was given a formal welcome into the group, with elements of The Big Guy as he's also the largest and physically strongest teammate. Urbosa is roughly a wise variety Smart Guy as a Cool Big Sis Lady of Black Magic that approaches things with maturity, empathy, and good humor. Mipha finishes up the arrangement as The Chick being the demure potential love interest to The Hero and the team's resident healer.
  • Unfinished Business: After being freed, their spirits hang around in their Divine Beasts until they can play their assigned roles in Ganon's defeat, even if it's a hundred years too late. After Ganon is defeated, their spirits are implied to have passed on alongside that of King Rhoam, watching Link and Zelda leave Hyrule Castle.
  • Vancian Magic: The four Champion's blessings can be cast at any time as long as they are charged, and each gift has its own set of uses instead of the Mana Meter seen in previous games.
  • Victory Pose: All four champions do the same pose as their official artwork in their cutscene in "The Champions' Ballad" during a triumphant moment.
  • Weapon of Choice: Between them, they cover all the major weapon classes of the game. To this day their people keep their most preferred weapon safe and has at least one person among them skilled enough to repair/rebuild it.
    • One-handed weapon: Urbosa's Sword of the Seven, which also has the shield Daybreaker to go with it.
    • Two-handed weapon: Daruk's Boulder Breaker, which the Goron boss Bludo mentions is quite sharp despite it being a huge slab of stone.
    • Spear: Mipha's Lightscale Trident, which is so strongly associated with her that the Zora also made a weaker replica of it to use for a ceremony done in her memory.
    • Bow: Revali's Great Eagle Bow, which is noted to need so much strength to use that it's kept in storage because Revali was the last archer among the Rito who could use it effectively.
  • World's Best Warrior: How the four of them landed the job to begin with. Renowned for their skill and power even a hundred years after their passing, even the demure and kindly Mipha was known to be the supreme wielder of a polearm, as the Lightscale Trident's description even states the fact that, despite being known for her healing magic, her skills with polearms were in a class all their own. Additionally, the Champion's Ballad DLC helps address just how powerful and skilled each member was, because the trials Link does to empower their magic were the same trials the champions did to be considered worthy to pilot their divine beasts, and each batch of trials has at least one fight or significant test of skill. These include:
    • A giant Molduking, which Urbosa needed to beat. While Moldugas are generally considered to be easier than other mini-bosses due to them being easily exploited with bombs, it should be noted that Urbosa probably would have had to fight the Molduking head-on using only her sword and lightning magic.
    • Hitting at least four targets at the flight range for Revali at roughly the same time. This can be a bit tricky for Link, even with his ability to slow down time as he's shooting arrows in free fall, but a memory shows Revali was able to blow up each and every target in quick succession without Link's ability.
    • Defeating an Igneo Talus Titan, which Daruk was able to do without ranged weaponry. Doubly impressive because the one Link fights is submerged in lava, and if Daruk had to fight in the same location, that would mean he was able to endure moving in lava to fight the creature. Even other gorons note that standing in lava is ill-advised among gorons.
    • Perhaps most impressively, defeating a small squad of flying Guardians. Note this is Mipha's trial, and her weapon is a spear, meaning she somehow found a way to not only ground a bunch of Guardians but then proceed to beat them on her own.

    Daruk 

Daruk

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"Let those other Champions know, they better eat their gravel if they wanna keep up with Daruk."
Voiced by: Kouji Takeda (Japanese), Joe Hernandez (English), Ricardo Tejedo (Mexican Spanish), Ramón Canals (European Spanish), Thomas Schmuckert (German), Pietro Ubaldi (Italian)

The Goron Champion, who piloted Vah Rudania, a massive, salamander-like Divine Beast.


  • Absurd Phobia: He has a fear of dogs stemming from when he was a child and he accidentally stepped on a dogs tail after which it attacked him. It's especially comedic when he curls up in fear upon seeing a dog less than a tenth his size that he had just saved from a pack of Bokoblins he fearlessly attacked right beforehand.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls Link "Little Guy", even after his death.
  • Badass Baritone: Has quite a deep voice and is a capable warrior.
  • Badass Beard: To go with his status as the Goron Champion he's got a wild white beard across his entire face.
  • Badass Mustache: A pretty spectacular one that compliments the aforementioned beard.
  • Barrier Warrior: Avenging him by defeating Fireblight Ganon will allow Link to summon his powers in the form of a protective shield.
  • Beehive Barrier: With his signature ability, Daruk's Protection, he can create a crimson energy bubble that can block attacks.
  • BFS: He wields a weapon called the Boulder Breaker that resembles a cross between a warhammer and a greatsword, and is as long as he is tall.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Of the other Champions, Daruk is the most welcoming to Link since he is a longtime friend, initially suggesting formally inducting him to the group with a traditional ceremony and then later advising Link on how to better get along with Zelda.
  • Big Eater: Daruk's training journal makes frequent references to enjoying a good meal and became good friends with Link over this shared trait.
  • Big Fun: Quite rotund, and very chummy, especially towards Link. He realizes the other Champions' tend to be a bit stiff around each other, as they hold on to formal protocol and appearances way too often, and does his best to lighten the mood with humor or acts of camaraderie; such as photo bombing or suggesting they hangout together during functions.
  • The Big Guy: He is the big, burly warrior of the Champions, and likely the physically strongest thanks to him being a Goron.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Daruk's eyebrows are bushy and stylized similar to his beard.
  • Blood Brothers: Daruk considered Link his after witnessing his strength and appetite.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's stated to usually be nice and calm, but when it comes to combat, he becomes a Blood Knight.
  • Book Dumb: He acknowledges the oddity of a guy like himself having a journal both in the journal itself and to Link directly, he is ignorant about non-Gorons eating things other than rock, and he had the hardest time among all the Champions in piloting his Divine Beast.
  • Captain Oblivious: He simply cannot comprehend the idea that non-Gorons would want to eat something that isn't made of rock, if just because Link's capable of doing so. When he offers Zelda some rock roast for them to eat to celebrate his induction into the Champions, he interprets her grimace as being triggered by her thoughts about something else on her mind rather than by disgust over the thought of eating rocks.
  • Chained by Fashion: Wears a chain bearing the Goron symbol on his chest.
  • Defend Command: Daruk's Protection makes Link completely impervious to most attacks.
  • Expy: He's pretty much Darunia from Ocarina of Time with facial hair and hair on his arms.
  • Flanderization: In the vanilla game, Daruk hardly ever mentions eating or food. In "The Champions' Ballad" DLC, his Big Eater tendencies become his defining trait and are even turned into a Running Gag, especially in his Training Journal which ends each entry by discussing food.
  • Freudian Slip: When talking to him again after beating the Illusory Realm Fireblight Ganon several times, he'll talk about facing your fears and bring up the topic of a particular monster he couldn't beat when he was young. He tries to walk around the fact that the thing he is talking about is a dog, but he accidentally gives a more obvious hint about this when he says "Facing your fears is certainly no walk in the bark...I mean, park."
  • Funny Background Event: Watch him carefully when everyone is preparing for the photo in "The Champions' Ballad". You can see him plotting his photo-bomb.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: His speech patterns tend to involve imagery pertaining to rocks and mountains, reflecting his life experience as a Goron living on Death Mountain.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In his flashback in "The Champions' Ballad," he labels the Bokoblins who ran off after his attack a bunch of "cuccos," only to cower in fear a few seconds later upon seeing a dog.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not a "diary", it's a "training journal"!
  • Large Ham: His presence is as large as he is.
  • The Leader: Unofficially the leader of the Champions. He gives them the order to get to their Divine Beasts and goes over the plan with them since Zelda was too distraught to do so. He was also the one who came up with the idea of holding a ceremony to officially induct Link.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Being a Goron, he’s naturally strong and tough, and one of the trials he overcame to take control of Vah Rudania involved quickly getting through rings on the side of Death Mountain.
  • Mundane Utility: According to Bludo, Daruk was rumored to have used his Boulder Breaker to fan himself.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • His Divine Beast's name is an anagram of "Darunia" and it looks like a giant lizard... or if you prefer, a magitek Dodongo.
    • During a flashback, he playfully pats Link on the back... which apparently nearly breaks the poor boy's spine, just like Darunia did to Link way back in Ocarina of Time
  • Nice Guy: A friendly and jovial Goron in every memory where he's present.
  • Old Soldier: His distinctive mane of white hair, something only seen on Goron elders in the previous games, suggests that he's quite old. His age didn't stop him trying to fight against Calamity Ganon.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: Daruk wielded his signature Boulder Breaker with one hand because of his immense strength.
  • Playing with Fire: He and Vah Rudania are both associated with fire, although this is a rare case of the element being used defensively.
  • Shrinking Violet: He claims as a youngster that he was much like Yunobo and asks you to give him some encouraging words on his behalf believing he could one day become an even greater warrior then he was.
  • Silicon-Based Life: He is the champion of the Goron people.
  • Team Dad: As the de facto leader of the Champions he fills a role comparable to this.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Comes with the territory of being a Goron. It's almost comical how small his legs are compared to the rest of his body.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's absolutely terrified of dogs. Zelda is both surprised and amused by this.

    Mipha 

Princess Mipha

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"If anyone ever tries to do you harm... then I will heal you."
Voiced by: Mayu Isshiki (Japanese), Amelia Gotham (English), Alondra Hidalgo (Mexican Spanish), Laura Monedero (European Spanish), Nora Jokhosha (German), Sabrina Bonfitto (Italian)

The Zora Champion, who piloted Vah Ruta, a gargantuan water-spraying elephant-shaped Divine Beast. She was the daughter of King Dorephan, the sister of Prince Sidon, and a Childhood Friend of Link.


  • Aborted Declaration of Love: Came very close to confessing her feelings for Link, but was interrupted by Calamity Ganon reawakening and causing an earthquake.
  • Age-Gap Romance: Link was only four years old when he first met Mipha. While Mipha's exact age is never explicitly mentioned at any point, she was at least old enough at that particular meeting to be writing regularly in a diary, implying she was already quite a bit older than Link.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Played with. While it's implied that Link and Mipha knew each other for a long time, her diary in the Champions' Ballad implies he never opened to her about his Heroic Mime status, and that as such, she felt she was being left behind
    Mipha: Perhaps it is his newly acquired height, but I feel he is ever looking past me, into the distance beyond...
  • Animal Motifs: Like the rest of the Zora's royal family and attendants, she also invokes a specific type of shark, namely the Nurse Shark for its docile nature and her own role as The Medic. More subtly, she is also the sole Zora who lacks the Scary Teeth sported by all the others; nurse sharks have tiny teeth that you would probably not be able to see under normal circumstances.
  • Auto-Revive: Mipha's Grace instantly resurrects Link upon getting knocked out.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Like all Zora her skin is streamlined like an aquatic mammal, but her body possesses humanoid curves. She wears no clothing except a Champion's Sash.
  • Berserk Button:
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She had multiple chances where she could have made her feelings about Link known to him but didn't. "The Champions' Ballad" reveals that the scene where the two talk atop Vah Ruta was originally intended to be when she would have presented the Zora Armor to him, but she didn't. The scene where she was about to advise Zelda on awakening her powers is implied to be her admitting that she thinks about Link when using her healing magic, but she brings the topic up so haltingly that she can't get to that part before Calamity Ganon returns. And each time you fight against Waterblight Ganon in the Illusory Realm, she'll bring up the times they spent together and the Zora Armor but always stop short of saying she loves him; she'll even demand in an uncharacteristically angry manner that he not read her diary, which does explicitly mention her love for him.
  • The Chick: The reserved, demure healer of the Champions, more feminine than even Zelda, and has more explicit feelings for Link than her.
  • Childhood Friends: It is revealed that she was Link's childhood friend and would often heal him when he was injured. While it's clear that she had feelings for Link, her death prevents her from telling him.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: The description of the Zora Armor states that it is "painstakingly crafted by each generation's Zora princess for her future husband." The royal adviser Muzu, her mentor, is horrified to learn that Mipha had intended to present it to Link, though as she hadn't, no actual "promise" was made, unlike what happened with Princess Ruto and the Hero of Time.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed, but she's a little upset when she realizes that as Zelda's appointed knight, Link would be spending much more time with the princess.
  • Composite Character: Of Saria and Ruto from Ocarina of Time. She is a gentle and kindhearted Childhood Friend of Link's who was surprised to see him grow up so fast while she didn't much like the former, and she is a Zora princess who was in love with Link and wanted to marry him but had to put that to the side due to her duties in fighting Ganon like the latter.
  • Cool Big Sis: One of the flashbacks from the DLC shows that she was a very nurturing older sister to Sidon.
  • Cute Bruiser: She was predominantly The Medic of the Champions but she was known for her prodigious talents with the Zora trident.
  • Cute Monster Girl: In comparison to male Zoras like Muzu or her father, who can have more distinctly fish based features, she is much more conventionally attractive with traditionally feminine features and a very sweet personality.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Her diary has her noting how cute she found 4-year-old Link and even Vah Ruta to be.
  • Daddy's Girl: Her mind drifts to her father while prepping Ruta for combat, wishing badly that she could see him one last time.
  • Declaration of Protection: She swears an oath to protect and heal Link no matter how badly he's injured. Being killed by Waterblight Ganon and trapped inside Vah Ruta prevented her from helping Link when he was nearly killed by Guardians, but after her spirit is freed, she keeps her promise by providing Link with her healing power.
  • Famed In-Story: According to a stone tablet near Zora's Domain, she is still to this day revered by the Zora, with a yearly festival being held in her honor. Her death was regarded as a great tragedy to most of the Zora population, and many of the older present-day Zora still mourn her.
  • Fish Person: Mipha is the champion of the Zora people.
  • 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 Mipha is able to tell Zelda how she might access her powers: her feelings for Link.
  • Futureshadowing: "The Champions' Ballad" has a flashback where she lets Sidon ride on her back as she swims up a waterfall, much like how Sidon would have Link ride on his back as they fought Vah Ruta. The music that plays during that scene is even the same as the music that plays during the Vah Ruta fight.
  • Heal It with Water: As the princess of the Zora, her healing magic is explicitly aquatic in nature. Also, every time Link uses Mipha's Grace, it is visually represented as bubbles.
  • Healing Hands: Her special power is the ability to channel healing magic. If Link uses her power after defeating Waterblight Ganon, her spirit manifests to restore his hearts.
  • The Heart: The sweetest and most compassionate of the Champions. Fitting for a healer, and naturally enough it's also reflected in a lot of her jewelry.
  • History Repeats: She and her father are both well aware of the story of the Zora princess who fell in love with a Hylian swordsman (Ruto from Ocarina of Time), citing it as a reason they believed Mipha's love for Link made sense. It ended up being more appropriate to the current situation than they would have liked, as Ruto Did Not Get The Guy either.
  • Informed Ability: She's described as having been without equal in combat with her trident, but this is never demonstrated in any of the flashbacks.
  • Insecure Love Interest: "The Champions' Ballad" reveals she had quite a bit of angst over whether she was good enough for Link due to their biological differences. Sadly, she didn't get over it until it was too late to pop the question.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a Zora head over heels for Link, a Hylian. Whether Link reciprocated these feelings or not is left unclear, but he obviously cared about her. To a lesser extent, it's said that another Zora, Kodah, was in this boat too, as she tried to make him "choose" between the two girls.
  • Like a Son to Me: She seems to have been as close to Muzu and Seggin as she was to her father.
  • Like Brother and Sister: When they where children Mipha thought of Link as a younger brother like Sidon, her feelings changed later when Link had returned to Zora's Domain all grown up.
  • Making a Splash: Associated with water, being a member of the fish-like Zora, and the healing power that comes from it.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Lightly touched upon; Zoras live a lot longer than Hylians, and in the memory of her that Link regains from her statue at Zora's Domain, she comments upon how strange it was seeing him shoot up into adulthood practically overnight compared to her. If they had gotten married, she probably would have outlived him.
  • The Medic: She has healing powers, and her blessing is a 1-Up.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother is never seen, nor mentioned, either by her or her father. Because of this, it's likely she died while Mipha and Sidon were very young.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Her crimson skin is reminiscent of Queen Rutela, the deceased Zora Queen from Twilight Princess. Likewise, wielding a polearm almost makes her reminiscent of the generic Zora soldiers from that same game.
    • Her subtle affection towards Link both mirrors and contrasts Princess Ruto from Ocarina of Time, who also fell in love with the Link of her time but was more open about her feelings.
    • The Ruto parallel is further elaborated on in "The Champions' Ballad", as it was the story of Ruto's affection that convinced Mipha that it was fine to be in love with a Hylian.
    • The name of her Divine Beast is very reminiscent of Ruto.
  • Nice Girl: Mipha was a soft-spoken young lady with a sincerely kind heart.
  • Onee-sama: She was like this to her younger brother Sidon, who admired her great strength and wisdom, and even now — one hundred years after her death — looks to her example for guidance.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Even well before Ganon's imminent return was suspected by anyone, Mipha was known as a quiet and reserved girl. Which is why her uncharacteristically animated and fiery-eyed demeanor upon seeing Vah Ruta unearthed, according to a stone tablet in Zora's Domain, was taken by the other Zora as a sign that she would have an important role to fill involving the Divine Beast.
  • Power of Love: Somewhat, she seems to think of Link while healing.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: While best known for her healing, apparently she was a force to be reckoned with when she was wielding her Lightscale trident. The champions were chosen from the best warrior of each race.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: She wields an ornate trident called the Lightscale Trident. Fitting weapon for a fish person.
  • The Quiet One: She's noted to be introverted and not talk very much. Her diary reveals that she quickly realized why Link was so quiet, which further strengthened their bond.
  • Red Is Heroic: Has red skin and is one of the Champions of Hyrule.
  • Rescue Romance: Link protected her from the Lynel on Ploymus Mountain when she followed him on his quest to kill it despite his objections. This is the exact point in her diary when she explicitly goes from considering Link a close friend to being in love with him.
  • Ship Tease: Her feelings for him makes Vah Ruta easily the most personal of the Divine Beast quests and it's clear from what few memories we do see of the two together that they were close. She did also intend to propose to him, and certain dialogue indicates he may have reciprocated . That being said her diary also shows her concerned about the fact Link and Zelda will have to spend more time together as he is to become her appointed knight.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: She couldn't be Sidon's opposite any more if she tried. Whereas Sidon is loud, energetic, and fairly sociable, Mipha is quiet, reserved, and mostly keeps to herself. Though the flashback of the two interacting shows that Sidon used to be timider, and even during the present there are hints that some of his brashness may be a facade.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Graceful and feminine even when speaking of annihilating Ganon, but is as competent a Champion as her more boisterous companions and noted to be peerless at wielding her trident.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her intended husband was the very heroic Link, and she hand-crafted a suit of Zora Armor as a betrothal present.
  • Softer and Slower Cover: Her theme music is a slower and calmer variant of the music that is first heard when her brother Sidon is introduced.
  • Spin Attack: She planned to practice this technique after seeing Link use it against the Lynel.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Upon defeating the Illusory Realm Waterblight Ganon a certain number of times, Mipha will timidly bring up the subject of her diary. She'll suddenly shout "DON'T YOU DARE READ IT!" before quickly apologizing.
  • Support Party Member: She was The Medic of the Champions.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Not clothing per say but a lot of her jewellery, like her necklace and bracelets, have a distinct heart motif. Not only does this fit with being a healer in a series where hearts represent health it also applies to her seeming to be The Heart of the champions, being romantically interested in Link prior to her death which is given a lot of focus during Vah Ruta's quest, and how among playing card suits "hearts" came from the water-based tarot suit "cups".
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The healing-focused, demure chick of a Girly Girl to Urbosa's combat-focused tomboy.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Given how her father is huge in every sense of the word and most clearly based on a whale while she's even shorter than Link and only vaguely shark-like at best it's pretty clear she (and to a lesser extent her brother) take after mom's side of the family.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Zelda made this mistake when it came to Mipha's skill in piloting Vah Ruta, not expecting the latter to do it so easily, though Zelda admitted that it "may sound rude that I found this unexpected."
  • Uptown Girl: She was in love with Link, who is specified at the end of Kass's sidequest to be of common birth.
  • White Magician Girl: Mipha is a demure, waifish wielder of healing magic with a soft-spoken, gentle personality.

    Revali 

Revali

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"Let's not forget the fact that I am the most skilled archer of all the Rito."
Voiced by: Noboru Yamaguchi (Japanese), Sean Chiplock (English), Enzo Fortuny (Mexican Spanish), Marcel Navarro (European Spanish), Dirk Petrick (German), Massimo Di Benedetto (Italian)

The Rito Champion, who piloted Vah Medoh; an immense bird-like Divine Beast.


  • The Ace: Revali was renowned among the Rito as their best archer and for his flight capability. During the "Champions Ballad", it's shown that he developed Revali's Gale by rigorously conditioning himself to fly through strong headwinds and could pinpoint multiple targets at once, before unleashing a midair barrage of bomb arrows. Which is why he was one of the first Zelda chose to become a Champion.
  • Always Someone Better: Despite his skill and status among the Rito, he felt slighted by being chosen to only assist Link, whom Revali believed had been given a greater role simply because he possessed the Master Sword. Made worse by Link's seeming indifference to the perceived rivalry Revali felt towards him.
  • Animal Eyes: He has vertically-slitted pupils, accentuating his somewhat belligerent nature.
  • Animal Motif: His design is made to resemble a black pheasant.
  • Archer Archetype: He's the arrogant, boastful, type seen in most portrayals in other works.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Aptly conveyed by his snide assessment of Link when they first met:
    Revali: (about himself) "Impressive, I know. Very few can achieve a mastery of the sky. Yet I have made an art of creating an updraft that allows me to soar. It’s considered to be quite the masterpiece of aerial techniques, even among the Rito."
    Revali: (regarding Link) "Yet despite these truths, it seems that I have been tasked to merely assist you. All because you happen to have that little darkness-sealing sword on your back. I mean, it's just... asinine."
  • Bird People: Like Kass, he is a member of the Rito.
  • Blood Knight: In the Champions' Ballad, his diary states that he was disappointed in being denied the chance to fight Ganon directly. He also wanted to challenge Link to a fight in life, and his ghost expresses disappointment that he was never able to do so.
  • Blow You Away: Revali discovered a way to stir the air into a potent updraft, and dubbed it Revali's Gale. When Link frees Vah Medoh, his spirit will aid Link by granting him this power.
  • Blush Sticker: He has red patches on his cheeks that resemble these.
  • Break the Haughty: It's implied that Revali's own ego lead to his demise, as he was unable to defeat Windblight Ganon on his own and claims he died only because he was "winging it". True or not he's the only Champion who still refuses to respect how dangerous it is. A century later, he begrudgingly acknowledges Link's skill for succeeding where he, himself, could not.
  • Color-Coded Eyes: His green eyes work nicely with how he's associated with both green (with his blessing) and wind but also plays with how obviously jealous he is of Link.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Mipha's nervousness seems to have this effect on him. He actually smiles when he sees it, which is rare as a blue moon.
  • Defrosting Ice King: A downplayed example. Although he never out and out buries the hatchet, he becomes significantly less callous towards Link once Vah Medoh is freed.
  • Determinator: Revali worked hard to get where he is and after winning an archery contest, his only request for a reward was to have a new training ground where he could continue to improve on his craft. Even battered and out of breath trying to perfect Revali's Gale, he keeps at it until he gets it right.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: During a flashback in "The Champions' Ballad", he is shown to be out of breath after another failed attempt to perfect Revali's Gale while verbally expressing his desperation to get it right. Upon seeing that Princess Zelda has been watching and listening to the whole thing, he quickly and pompously chastises her for eavesdropping.
  • Drama Queen: Because of his inflated ego, he tends to overplay how "amazing" he is to other people (his lousy attitude is rarely addressed by anyone who knew him in personal detail). Notably, after fighting Windblight Ganon a few more times in "The Champions' Ballad", he goes on a short tirade at the thought of Link - Hyrule's mightiest knight - fighting against him - the hero of the Rito - in "a battle of the ages."
  • Expy: Revali, being a blue bird person who's extremely arrogant with his (admittedly great) flight and combat abilities, both looks and acts like Falco Lombardi from Nintendo's Star Fox series. His spirit ability to give Link high vertical jumps may even be a reference to Falco's unrivaled jumping ability in Super Smash Bros..
  • Fantastic Racism: "The Champions' Ballad" DLC implies this through his journal. He believed all Hylians were selfish people that only thought about themselves and how people like Zelda were an exception to the rule. His view on Hylians may have contributed to his animosity towards Link.
  • Fatal Flaw: He's arrogant and disdainful towards Link, boasting of his own superiority. He's humbled slightly after his death, begrudgingly thanking Link for avenging him by defeating Windblight Ganon and noting he was wrong.
  • Fingerless Gloves: His Feather Fingers are differently colored than the rest of his wings, giving this appearance.
  • Glory Seeker: Of all the Champions he's by far the most concerned with establishing himself as a hero and constantly reminds everyone that he should have been chosen to fight Calamity Ganon.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He may be one of the Champions of Hyrule, but his personality leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted, as he's the male shooter in a group with two females with melee weapons.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Implied to be frustrated about this in his training journals as well as flashbacks. He's acknowledged in-universe as a very skilled warrior and has trained hard to be so, only to be told that (in his view), some random knight nobody heard of was arbitrarily handed the leaders' role against Calamity Ganon.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: A downplayed example. He never outright admits it but he voices immense dissatisfaction at merely being tasked to help the actual chosen hero. Between his lifetime of training and his various insecurities it seems like this drives a lot of his jerkass behavior.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Revali skill with a bow is revered amongst the Rito, in fact the Flight Range was built specifically for him after winning archery contest after archery contest. "The Champions' Ballad" goes on to prove just how true his aim really was. A flashback shows him swooping effortlessly through the Flight Range and hitting every target with bomb arrows with extreme speed. Also one of the trials Revali took in order to prove his worth as a Champion featured him striking the Fire Dragon Dinraal's horns with his arrows.
  • In a Single Bound: When you slay Windblight Ganon and avenge him, he grants Link the power to create tall updrafts, which, when paired with the paraglider, can make for some powerful jumps.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: His arrogance masks his jealousy towards Link for being The Chosen One.
  • It's All About Me: Any conversation with Revali will ultimately become a topic of how Revali is the greatest thing in Hyrule.
  • Jerkass: While he is a Champion and just as dedicated to protecting Hyrule as the others, he's an abrasive fellow. Most of his screentime is him being a condescending prick towards Link, mocking him for his inability to fly. This even shows in the way he guides Link through Vah Medoh. While the other Champions shower Link with praise and encouragement, Revali is rather passive-aggressive and often gives Link some backhanded complements. Even after the defeat of Windblight Ganon, while he grudgingly acknowledges Link's victory, he quickly mentions underestimating how Born Lucky Link was, rather than attributing it to greater skill.
  • The Lancer: He's the haughty member of the team with something of a rivalry with Link unlike the rest of the Champions.
  • Mage Marksman: Unlike his fellow Champions who are Magic Knights, Revali favors a bow and is instead a peerless archer as well as talented in wind magic.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: The draw strength on the Great Eagle Bow is noted to be almost impossible for anyone else to do, yet Revali is on the slender side compared to beefier Rito like Kass.
  • Multi Shot: His Great Eagle Bow is capable of firing three arrows in one shot, this isn't just a trick of the bow however as Revali is able to score three bullseyes in one draw of his bow.
  • Mythology Gag: His Divine Beast's name is a reference to Medli, the Rito Sage of the Earth from The Wind Waker.
  • The Napoleon: Because he is not yet an adult (According to Urbosa), he is significantly shorter than the other Rito you meet in-game, as he's only a bit taller than Link is while the others are at least two heads taller than the tiny Hylian. He's also incredibly smug and gets very aggressive towards perceived slights against him, particularly with Link's status as The Chosen One making him only serve as "support" against Ganon.
    • Also like the actual Napoleon it sounds like stories told about him make him even shorter, as Kaneli says (based on those tales) that Revali "wielded a bow twice his own size with ease" and knows exactly how large his Great Eagle Bow is.
  • Narcissist: He'd love nothing more than Link to shower him with praise and adoration 24/7, anything less he feels, is an affront to his honour.
  • No Hero to His Valet: He was adored as the Rito Champion by his people when he was alive, and still is in the present. But Link is too accomplished and too stoic to be all that impressed, which drives Revali crazy. The same was true of Princess Zelda; not only does he have the Don't You Dare Pity Me! moment mentioned above, he also suggests in the present that Link not bring him up with Zelda when the two are reunited, implied to be out of fear of her Brutal Honesty about him.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Pretty much anytime Revali is onscreen he is bombastically talking about how great he is and/or what a loser Link is (which also leads to some friction with Daruk over the latter's fondness of Link and suggestion of a formal ceremony of induction to the Champions for the Hylian), all of which stems from his Strength Equals Worthiness mindset. So when Zelda comes down from the Spring of Wisdom after all her years of training to unlock her power with still nothing to show of it, Revali's uncharacteristically calm and sombre acknowledgement of the situation with nary a word of criticism serves to hammer home how hopeless he feels then.
  • Pet the Dog: While usually an egotistical jerk, his diary reveals that he genuinely (if begrudgingly) respects Princess Zelda for her pluck and altruism, and he also feels sorry for her being unable to awaken her sealing power despite all the hard work she's put into it. That being said, he tries to deny to Link that he ever felt sympathy for her and tries to outright deny he wrote that diary.
  • Pungeon Master: Revali loves making bird-related puns.
  • Punny Name: With some Meaningful Name overlap, seeing how Revali fancied himself Link's rival.
  • The Reliable One: He seems determined to prove himself to Link even after his death, as "Revali's Gale" has a much shorter cool-down period than the other Champions' blessings, especially when it's upgraded to "Revali's Gale+".
  • The Resenter: Like Zelda, he heavily resents Link for being chosen by the Master Sword and feels like it undermines his own abilities as a warrior where he had spent most of his life training for. He spends most of his time reminding Link that he is the best warrior of the Rito tribe and can do things that Link cannot do such as flying as if to remind him that he's still better than he is. Even after Link frees his spirit, Revali will only admit that Link was lucky rather than being skilled, but the tone of voice used suggests he's admitting in his own way that Link is the superior one.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: His Champion's cloth is worn as a scarf rather than a sash or shirt. In his diary, he admits that while he sees the whole "Champions" thing as nothing but a silly bit of pomp, he does rather like the scarf.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Played with. When Revali speaks, he registers more formal and sophisticated-sounding words to pass off as polite, and this veils an aspect of his arrogant personality. Yet, the way he undeniably mocks Link/boasts himself makes him sound plainly snobbish.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: He's absolutely insistent that the book titled "The Diary of Revali, the Rito Legend" was not written by him.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Evil is a stretch, but he's the only Champion isn't an unambiguously friendly, benevolent person due to his vain arrogance and jerkass behavior.
  • Tsundere:
    • In his diary he tries to have a civil chit-chat (but Link is absorbed in his own thoughts and worries), when that fails, Revali gives him a private demonstration to which the Hero doesn't bat an eyelid. Then the Rito Champion starts to goad the knight to attack him. With still no reaction from Link, he flies off to be alone by himself.
    • After a few rematches against Windblight Ganon, his last conversations involve him denying the fact he even wrote his own diary and how he was acting seemingly nice towards Zelda despite her shortcomings; the latter in which he tries to convince Link NOT to ask her about him in personal detail when he meets her again.
  • Unknown Rival: "The Champions' Ballad" DLC reveals that he felt this way about himself towards Link. It grew to the point of Revali becoming extremely annoyed and spiteful towards Link simply because the guy never spoke to him nor reacted to his taunting. The animosity towards Link only grew further when Link was chosen to engage Calamity Ganon and was also chosen by the Master Sword, which made Revali's hard work in his training look like a waste of time. How Link felt about the whole thing is never shown.
  • Utility Party Member: His natural flight and signature ability provide a wealth of noncombat advantages. He was able to fly up and provide reconnaissance when Calamity Ganon awoke, and his power also provides Link with a means to surmount multiple terrain obstacles and setup Bullet Time for shooting arrows.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considered Link his, wishing before he died that the two of them could have had a climactic duel to settle the score, saying win or lose he would be satisfied that it would be a battle for the ages.

    Urbosa 

Urbosa

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"The bitter essence of defeat from a century ago still sits upon my tongue... But that is now in the past..."
Voiced by: Rei Shimoda (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English), Kerygma Flores (Mexican Spanish), Marta Barbará (European Spanish), Cornelia Waibel (German), Patrizia Scianca (Italian)

The Gerudo Champion, who piloted Vah Naboris, a monstrous camel-shaped Divine Beast.


  • Actually Pretty Funny: In the final shot of the memory you recover when Kass finally completes the eponymous song of "The Champions' Ballad," Daruk has abruptly squished everyone together for the Team Shot that is being taken of the Champions. While Link, Zelda, Revali, and Mipha are visibly startled and/or annoyed by this, Urbosa has an amused smile on her face over Daruk's actions. Based on the direction of her gaze, she also seems to be happy over Link and Zelda being pushed closer together.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Like most Gerudos, she's extremely tall (a couple feet taller than Link), muscular, and wears clothes that expose a lot of her body, especially her abs. She's one of the prettier Gerudo, but she also has their distinctive nose.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's not totally clear if Urbosa had a daughter and descendants of her own. Riju's prayer to her ancestors also includes a plea to Urbosa, and when discussing the Thunder Helm's theft writes that "Lady Urbosa and our other ancestors must be looking down on us with such shame", but the key phrase is "our ancestors", which may have included Urbosa as a predecessor to the Gerudo tribe as a whole in a more general sense. Furthermore, Urbosa's diary makes a major point of her looking out for Zelda's well-being but doesn't mention her having any family of her own, which may imply that she views Zelda as being like the daughter she doesn't have.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She was Chief of the Gerudo in her time and was also their strongest warrior.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: She's a tall, powerful, heavily muscled warrior queen who's also a kindly Team Mom to the Champions, particularly Zelda and Link.
  • Charged Attack: Urbosa's Fury is unleashed in tandem with Link unleashing his own charge attack, by holding the Y button.
  • Combat Stilettos: She is action-oriented in high heels despite living in a desert.
  • Cool Big Sis: She fondly watched over Zelda like an older sister would, even pranking her on occasion.
  • Cooldown Hug: According to Urbosa's diary, she was present when Zelda nearly passed out while praying in a freezing spring. When Zelda subsequently opens up about how panicked she is about being unable to awaken her sealing powers, Urbosa's only solution is to hold her close and comfort her.
  • Dance Battler: The description for her scimitar states that when wielding her sword, Urbosa's fighting style resembled dancing. A demonstration of this can be seen in the memory of her in The Champions' Ballad.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has the traditional Gerudo dark skin and red hair, which ties nicely into how proud she is of her people.
  • Double Entendre: Urbosa's dialogue in The Champions' Ballad reveals that Link was crossdressing to get into Gerudo Town a hundred years ago as well. She remarks "you looked lovely in it a hundred years ago" and then imply Link should wear his female Gerudo outfit for Zelda sometime. She could have just meant it as a joke, but most players will know exactly what the implication is.
  • The High Queen: As the Chief of the Gerudo she was loved by her people. Even a century later she's looked back upon as a hero and Riju worries about living up to her legacy.
  • It's Personal: She notes that legends of old state that Ganon once incarnated as a Gerudo (referring to his Ganondorf form), which she sees as a stain on the honor of her people.
  • It Was a Gift: She asks Link to pass her diary on to Zelda when he gets the chance, primarily because she's written down memories of Zelda's mother (including when the Queen first introduced an infant Zelda to Urbosa).
  • Jumped at the Call: The Champions' Ballad reveals that when first approached to become one of the Champions Urbosa (in her exact words) accepts without hesitation.
  • Lady of Black Magic: She is the more composed, mature, and poised user of offensive magic.
  • Lady of War: The Champions' Ballad shows that Urbosa's melee style was a graceful dance-like whirl of elegant, yet high-impact moves — even while fighting in high heels on sand.
  • Like a Son to Me: The late Queen of Hyrule was Urbosa's Best Friend, and she treats Zelda as if she were her own daughter, to the point of adopting the Queen's Affectionate Nickname of "little bird" for the Princess. It's downplayed but she also regards Link with a similar maternal fondness, particularly in "The Champions' Ballad".
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Urbosa's scimitar is paired with a powerful shield known as Daybreaker. She is the only Champion with two relics as a result.
  • Magical Gesture: Urbosa uses a Badass Fingersnap to activate her magic as well as command Naboris to fire.
  • The Mentor: She's by far the most mature, wisest and understanding of the Champions in addition to acting as Team Mom.
  • Mythology Gag: Her Divine Beast's name is a reference to Nabooru, the heroic Gerudo chieftain and Sage of Spirit in Ocarina of Time. She even mentions Nabooru by name at one point.
  • Offhand Backhand: Offensive magic example. She uses Urbosa's Fury to zap a Yiga Footsoldier trying to get the jump on her without looking at him.
  • Older Than They Look: She has a fairly slim and athletic build, unlike the stockier older Gerudo, and at first glance might be mistaken for a young adult. But "The Champions' Ballad" reveals that she was already the Gerudo Chief and an old friend of the Queen by time Zelda was even born, implying that she is middle-aged by the time of the first Recovered Memory.
  • Parental Substitute: She fills something of a motherly role for Zelda, especially significant since Zelda's own kind and encouraging mother died while she was little. "The Champions' Ballad" reveals Urbosa does this because she considered Zelda's departed mother her dearest friend.
    • It's not as prominent but she displays a similar maternal instinct towards Link, regularly offering him advice and encouraging him to grow closer to Zelda, even offering a So Proud of You in "The Champions' Ballad".
  • The Promise: In her memory in "The Champions' Ballad", she vows to not rest until Calamity Canon is defeated. Even in death she keeps her promise.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She was the chief of the Gerudo tribe before her death, and her people worried that becoming a Champion would place her in unneeded danger.
  • Sinister Scimitar: Subverted. Urbosa is one of the good guys and her signature weapon is the Scimitar of the Seven, a sword wielded by Gerudo heroes.
  • Shipper on Deck: Encouraged Link to not give up trying to get along with Zelda. Later, she expresses relief and joy at the two being close.
    Urbosa: I will tell (the Queen) not to worry, as her daughter is in good hands.
  • Shock and Awe: She could summon bolts of lightning with a Badass Fingersnap. When Link defeats Thunderblight Ganon, he can invoke her spirit to use this power to smite his enemies.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She was a highly celebrated champion of her people and has bright green eyes to go with her literally red hair.
  • So Proud of You: As the resident Team Mom, Urbosa asks Link to tell Zelda how proud she is of her before they part ways. In "The Champions' Ballad" she also says how proud she is of Link, calling him the bravest voe she has ever known and promising to tell the late Queen that her daughter is in good hands.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Being a Gerudo, she's much taller than the other Champions save for Daruk, but this doesn't detract from her beauty.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Much like Impa in Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword, she is an older Action Girl who served as a Parental Substitute and close friend for Zelda and protected her when Link wasn't around, at one point fighting off Yiga Clan assassins who struck when Zelda was visiting Gerudo Town. Strangely, there is an Impa in this game, but while she is also a close ally of Zelda's she is not portrayed as being especially close to the Princess compared with either Urbosa or previous versions of Impa.
  • Team Mom: She considered it the duty of Daruk and herself to look after the other much younger champions.
  • Together in Death: A platonic example, she intends to reunite with her dear departed friend, the Queen of Hyrule after she passes on and to share the memories she had with Zelda with her.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The combat-focused Tomboy to Mipha's healing-focused, demure chick of a Girly Girl.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Her long red hair is tied back in a ponytail, in contrast to the more feminine Zelda, who wears her hair down.
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    The Divine Beasts 

The Divine Beasts

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Clockwise from top left: Vah Ruta, Vah Rudania, Vah Naboris, Vah Medoh

A quartet of tremendous animalistic robots that were unearthed alongside the Guardians over a century ago. The people of Hyrule hoped to use these mighty constructs to defend their realm against the prophesied return of Calamity Ganon, but, alas, it did not work out as planned. The four pilots of the Divine Beasts were known as the Champions. There’s also a fifth Divine Beast known as the Master Cycle Zero. It’s a smaller, motorcycle-esque machine designed as transportation for the appointed knight.


  • Animal Mecha: The Divine Beasts are all massive animal-shaped stone mechs.
  • Deflector Shields: Vah Medoh can generate an impenetrable barrier around itself, forcing Link to destroy the generators in battle before he can enter. Vah Ruta also has one of these, but only uses it if Link attempts to approach it without Sidon's help.
  • Demonic Possession: Ganon sent fragments of its power — manifested as Windblight Ganon, Waterblight Ganon, Fireblight Ganon, and Thunderblight Ganon — to take over the Divine Beasts and kill the Champions piloting them.
  • Elemental Powers: In addition to the gigantic laser cannons they could launch, the Divine Beasts also have the power to control elements. Fire and Magma for Rudania, Water and Ice for Ruta, Wind for Medoh, and Earth and Lightning for Naboris.
  • Eternal Engine: The four primary dungeons of the game take place inside and outside of the mechanical Divine Beasts. Taken Up to Eleven with the fifth Divine Beast, which is just literally an engine powering up nothing else.
  • Fiery Salamander: Vah Rudania is a mechanical example of one.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: All four of them correspond to the classical elements of water, earth, fire, and air, although Vah Naboris also controls lightning in addition to its earth-based sand storms much like its pilot.
  • Haunted Technology: After Link defeats the Ganon Blights, in themselves like ghosts possessing the Beasts, the ghosts of the Champions remain to finish their century-old plan to vanquish Ganon.
  • Humongous Mecha: They are simply gargantuan, being so large they function as mobile dungeons in the game.
  • It Only Works Once: Invoked. The Divine Beasts and Guardians were instrumental in defeating Ganon 10,000 years ago. When Calamity Ganon awoke, it immediately moved to corrupt them so they couldn't stop him again.
  • Magitek: Like the Guardians, they are ancient Sheikah machines powered by magical energy. Rather than being piloted in a traditional manner with a cockpit, they are instead controlled entirely by magic remotely.
  • Mechanical Abomination: Each Beast is a Magitek machine the size of a small mountain, thousands of years old, with a mind of its own, and worshiped as a Physical God by the races of Hyrule. They have Elemental Powers so strong it becomes Weather Manipulation; as well as a Wave Motion Gun that, when all four are used at once, can knock off half the health of an Eldritch Abomination. Each one has their own appointed Champion capable of controlling it through some form of telepathy that's so strong, the Champion can still control it even in death. And by the time the story starts, they're all possessed by evil spirits that are extensions of the aforementioned Eldritch Abomination.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: They are sentient animal-shaped Sheikah machines that possess minds of their own. Vah Medoh resembles a bird, Vah Naboris resembles a camel, Vah Ruta resembles an elephant, and Vah Rudania resembles a lizard.
  • Mythology Gag: Their names are corruptions of several Sages from the series: Vah Medoh is named after Medli from The Wind Waker, and Vah Ruta, Vah Rudania, and Vah Naboris are named after Ruto, Darunia, and Nabooru from Ocarina of Time.
  • Named After Someone Famous: Urbosa remarks that Vah Naboris was named in honor of the legendary Gerudo Sage Nabooru. According to a Zora monument, Vah Ruta is named after The Sage Princess Ruto.
  • One-Time Dungeon: They can't be revisited after getting purified.
  • Physical God: They're all incredibly powerful and are considered deities by the races of Hyrule.
  • Ragnarök Proofing: Much like the Sheikah Slate, the Shrines, and the Towers, the Divine Beasts have been in the ground for 10,000 years but are still perfectly intact and usable.
  • Stealth-Based Mission: The fight with Rudania combines this with Escort Mission. Link must guide Yunobo to a cannon and launch him at Rudania to damage it while avoiding the sentries. If a sentry detects Link or Yunobo, they will alert Rudania, who'll respond with a cavalcade of magma bombs.
  • There Is Another: The Champions' Ballad reveals that there is a fifth Divine Beast: The Master Cycle Zero. However, instead of being a Humongous Mecha, it's converted into a rune and manifests as a motorcycle small enough for Link to ride.
  • Wave Motion Gun: All of them are equipped with laser cannons that, when combined, are capable of bringing Calamity Ganon down to half-health.

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