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A page for the miscellaneous characters of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
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Riju's beloved personal sand seal you can feed fruits to for advice or hints. She pulls along Riju in the fight against Divine Beast Vah Naboris.
- Face of a Thug: Her Hyrule Compendium entry says that she's a sweet animal despite her intense visage.
- Hair Decorations: Even a wise old battle-scarred desert walrus can be made to look cuter with a little bejeweled red bow Riju put in the front of the sand seal's Mohawk-like "hair".
- Mr. Exposition: She only gives small bits of information per fruit though, seemingly based on the type of fruit you give her, that Padda needs to translate for you.
- Pungeon Master: She apparently makes loads of seal puns. Padda omits them when translating Patricia's messages, but it's easy to see what they would have been.
- Seers: Giving her fruit has her seal into your near future, and give you your fortune.
A pure white horse descended of a breed that was specially bred for the royal family of Hyrule.
- And Your Reward Is Clothes: For the horse anyway, as finishing his quest unlocks the Royal Saddle and Bridle set. Unlike the other two Legendary horses you don't need to have him wear it though and can even put it on your normal horses instead.
- Generation Xerox: He looks exactly like the horse Zelda rode a century ago.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Just like every other horse in the game aside from Epona you get to name him yourself. Unlike every other horse in the game though the quest's title indicates this is explicitly a male horsenote , making him the only one that can be knowingly given a Gender-Blender Name.
- The Hermit: Unlike other horses which are always found in herds, this one is a loner. He lives away from other horses on Safula Hill.
- Last of His Kind: The Calamity and years of breeding with other wild horses has left him the last white horse of the royal steed's lineage left.
- Legacy Character: He's explicitly mentioned as being a direct descendant of Zelda's noble steed.
- Weak, but Skilled: Or slow but skilled in this instance. His speed is merely average, but he has maxed-out stamina, meaning that he can gallop a great deal to compensate.
- White Stallion: But of course. The white stallion in question's particular breed was reserved for the Royal Family, and Zelda is seen riding one of his kind in one memory. The end of the game seems to indicate that Link gives him to her after he tamed him (or if you didn't do that quest that she found and tamed him for herself instead) so he can continue this tradition.
A gigantic horse with a black coat and red mane found in the Gerudo Highlands. It is implied to be the kind of horse that Ganondorf rode in the past.
- Ambiguous Gender: Just like the normal horses in the game its gender is left open to interpretation, unlike the other Legendary Horses, as Epona is female and the Royal Stallion is male. This also contrasts the last time this breed of horse was seen in the series, as Ganondorf's steed was said to specifically be a Gerudo Stallion.
- Hellish Horse: Downplayed. Despite its sinister coloration, immense strength, association with Ganondorf, and being mistaken for a type of monster by some of the people looking for it in-universe, it's still rather timid and can be tamed like any other horse.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Like all the other horses you have to tame naming it is left entirely to the player.
- Large and in Charge: It appears to lead a whole herd of unusually powerful horses in the Taobab Grasslands.
- Last of Its Kind: It's stated to be the last of its kind in the Hyrule Compendium.
- Limited Wardrobe: Like Epona it has custom gear that you can't change, but unlike Epona this is justified because the gear had to be made to accommodate its massive size as nothing else you have can physically fit it.
- Mighty Glacier: Its speed is below average, doesn't have any visible stamina, and making it gallop only gets minor speed boosts so you need to build up its speed more gradually. However, when it reaches its top speed it stays there, can't buck you off for overusing the gallop command due to its unusual stamina, has no problem running down enemies thanks to its maxed-out strength, and has more health than nearly every other horse in the game too.
While its speed is only rated at 2 stars, it actually canters at about the same speed (some feel it's actually even faster) than three-star horses gallop, on account of its huge size lengthening its stride, turning it into something of a Lightning Bruiser.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: Also like Epona because you can't customize any of its other gear you can't change how its mane is styled either despite size not being an issue in this case.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Averted. Despite being black with a red mane and past association with Ganondorf, it's not hostile to Link.
- Rousseau Was Right: Even though the Giant Horse is of the breed that Ganondorf rode in the past, Link can still tame it for heroic purposes all the same. Indeed, it is possible to bring it into the final battle against Dark Beast Ganon.
- Advertised Extra: All of the game's promotional material shows Link riding this horse, but in-game, it's just one of the many mounts you can find throughout the overworld. Unlike the Royal White Stallion and the Giant Horse, it doesn't even have any side quests or special attention given to it.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Like with all other mounts, sans Epona, assigning it a name is up to the player's imagination.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: It ranks just below Epona in terms of stats, having four-star strength and three-star speed and stamina.
- The Reliable One: If Link enters the final battle with Dark Beast Ganon without registering a horse beforehand, his old horse appears on the battlefield for him to ride instead.
- Story Overwrite: Just as Zelda reclaims the Royal White Stallion during the game's ending, Link is always shown riding this horse (with its amiibo-exclusive gear) regardless of whether it was ever tamed by the player.
- Uniformity Exception: The only thing that sets it apart from all the other brown horses in the game is the shaggy white fur it has over its hooves.
- Unlockable Content: The Traveler's Bridle and Saddle, a unique set of horse gear that can only be obtained via the Breath of the Wild Link Rider amiibo. They're what this horse wears during Link's memories and at the end of the game.
A goddess who once fought the Demon King Demise alongside her Chosen Hero, and surrendered her immortality to be reincarnated alongside him. Hylia is still worshiped and revered throughout Hyrule as the kingdom's patron goddess, with her divine power having been passed down through the dynasty of her mortal descendants.
- Big Good: Despite having surrendered her immortality and incarnated as a Hylian, Hylia has regained her divine status and provides Link — the reincarnation of her Chosen Hero — with a measure of divine protection and guidance through her acolytes, the Sheikah, as well as augmenting his vitality and stamina.
- Celestial Paragons and Archangels: As in Skyward Sword, Hylia's statue depicts her as a winged woman wielding the Goddess Sword.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: She once punished a demon for seducing people into giving up their life-force in exchange for wealth by turning it to stone. An untold amount of time later, the demon is still conscious, biding its time until someone able to speak to spirits came across it.
- Deity of Human Origin: Hylia came into being as a goddess but surrendered her divinity to be incarnated as the first Zelda, passing her power to cleanse and seal evil down through her mortal descendants. Untold millennia later, she is once again a goddess of light worshipped throughout Hyrule.
- Dream Walker: Zelda's diary mentions that the day before Calamity Ganon attacked, Zelda had a dream-vision of a celestial woman surrounded by golden aura desperately trying to warn her of something, but Zelda could not hear the woman's voice.
- The Ghost: She does not personally appear in the game, but speaks to Link when he prays at one of her statues after gathering enough Spirit Orbs, offering to empower him.
- God of Good: She is a benevolent goddess with the power to vanquish evil, an ability passed down to her mortal incarnation and descendants. However, she won't aid Link without his own effort- he either has to obtain Spirit Orbs from Sheikah Monks in shrines to get more health or stamina or offer dragon scales in her springs to access new shrines.
- Hero of Another Story: She is the Zelda we saw in Skyward Sword, having once again become divine after (presumably) her mortal death.
- Our Founder: Mount Hylia, Hylia River, the Hylian people, and even the Kingdom of Hyrule itself are named after her; the Sheikah Shrines where Link acquires new abilities are dedicated to her; and a statue of her can be found in the ruins of the Temple of Timenote and prayed to in order to empower Link.
- Super Empowering: If Link brings four Spirit Orbs to one of her statues, Hylia will offer to increase his health or stamina.
The Great Fairies Cotera, Kaysa, Mija, and Tera
The four Great Fairies of Hyrule. Their power has waned due to a severe lack of worshipers over the 100 years since the downfall of Hyrule.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Their upgrading power consists of them interacting with Link in increasingly amorous ways, while writing off his expected unwillingness as shyness or even an attempt to tease them. Kaysa in particular appears to genuinely believe that he's smitten with her.
- All Your Powers Combined: The four of them share their power with each other once restored by Link. The number of them youve helped dictates how many times they can upgrade your clothing in return.
- And Call Him "George"!: They take great delight in hugging and kissing and cuddling Link close to them. It's not entirely clear how deliberate this is to them.
- Attractiveness Isolation: Two different NPCs comment on how beautiful the Great Fairies are said to be, but then both admit to being too shy or intimidated to go see for themselves. One of them even pays Link to go see her in his place.
- Bathing Beauty: Their designs, attire, and animations seem to invoke this. Tera even frequently mentions setting diving records and sleeping underwater.
- Big Beautiful Woman: With emphasis on BIG. They're some of the largest Great Fairies we've seen, and are noticeably more voluptuous than past iterations, while still being considered quite beautiful by NPCs.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Even next to her three sisters, Tera is...a bit odd. Isolation is probably to blame for this, as her fountain is distinctly more remote than the others. The bones surrounding it imply that she was Eaten Alive at some point, too, which cant have done any favors for her.
- Composite Character: While most players wouldn't notice, their designs are influenced by both the Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask Great Fairies and the Wind Waker Great Fairies. They have an elaborate, gaudy humanoid look like the Ocarina fairies and share base models like the Majora's Mask fairies (who were based on the Ocarina design), and their full character model, which is never visible to the player under normal circumstances, shows that their bodies end in a twisted wispy tail like the Wind Waker versions.
- Cuddle Bug: Whenever a fourth-tier upgrade comes, they snatch Link up and snuggle him fervently against them, all while squealing elatedly.
- Diamonds in the Buff: It's difficult to make out given the angles they're usually shown at, but those flower petals they're wearing are the closest things they have to actual clothing.
- The Fashionista: In a way. They're the only beings that can upgrade Link's armor.
- Guardian Entity: Cotera is this to Kakariko Village, having supposedly overseen its construction originally, but only two of its residents are aware of her in the present day.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: Before you can access their services, they need a tithe of rupees to make up for a lack of worship draining their power.
- Large Ham: All of them, especially Tera, like to really make an entrance upon emerging from their fountains, and keep up the same level of overly dramatic energy while upgrading Link's clothes and when saying goodbye.
- Magic Kiss: Their upgrades are all administered through some form of a kiss. The first two are given to Link through indirect means, but by the third, the Great Fairy puckers up and gives him a proper smooching, and for the fourth, she drags him down into her fountain and outright smothers him with them.
- The Omniscient: Tera attempts to pass herself off as this upon her introduction. Link is nonplussed.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Mija and Kaysa both have hair that covers their right eyes.
- Strong Family Resemblance: The four of them are sisters who all share the same model, only differing in their hair color and skin tones.
- The Tease: Any and all intimate behavior appears to pass as harmless flirting to them, even grabbing Link and cuddling him like a doll. No matter the abuse he suffers, they laugh it off like it's all in good fun.
- Tsundere: Despite being just as fond of him as her sisters, Mija's disposition becomes cold and aloof should Link approach her without the proper materials for an upgrade; she chastises him for wasting her time and demands that he collect the things he needs before he thinks of coming to see her again. She also complains about his size when they first meet.
Another magical being sealed away due to a lack of worship, Malanya is the horse god who watches over all of Hyrule's horses. If Link frees him from his imprisonment, he helps him by offering to use his powers to resurrect killed horses.
- Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: His head rotates 360 degrees when he first pops out of his pool.
- Antiquated Linguistics: He starts out addressing Link in Flowery Elizabethan English, but quickly stops himself and starts speaking in a less formal and outdated manner.
- Cool Mask: He wears a purple tribal mask shaped like a horse head, whose design can be seen on every stable.
- Creepy Good: His face appears as a horse mask with eyes where the ears should be, below which we see that a long spinal column connects his head to his body and his hands are detached from his body. But needless to say, his duty is to watch over the horses in Hyrule, he praises Link if he has a good relationship with his horse(s), and he gives the option of reviving them should they die.
- Dem Bones: His neck is made up of exposed cartoonish vertebrae.
- God Needs Prayer Badly: He's sealed in a plant bulb and, as with the fairies, requires a tithe of rupees to regain his powers.
- "Just Joking" Justification:
- He menacingly threatens to eat Link as a reward for freeing him, then laughs it off as a joke. He later does it whenever you ask him to revive a horse.
- Downplayed if you kill your own horse. While he still has his usual "I jest" ending after his What the Hell, Hero? speech and will still revive it, he will quite visibly be holding back his anger.
- Physical God: He is a totemic god of horses, and can resurrect any that are killed.
- Raymanian Limbs: His hands are detached from his body, which he acknowledges when he says if he had corporeal arms they'd be cramped. They look just like those of a Great Fairy, possibly in an attempt to fool the player into thinking he'll look like them.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Has a comment on each type of death a horse can have, including who killed it. Including if you killed it.
Dinraal, Naydra, and Farosh
Three dragons who guard the Springs of Power, Wisdom, and Courage respectively. They can be seen flying around various parts of Hyrule, and their scales, horns, talons, and fangs make powerful cooking materials.
- Blow You Away: They generate an updraft when one of them is close by, making knocking parts off of them easier.
- Bonus Boss: One sidequest has you battle a corrupted Naydra to free it from the Malice corrupting it.
- Collision Damage: Don't even think of attempting to ride them, as they will burn, freeze, or shock you on contact, most likely resulting in you falling to your death. Even having the requisite elemental resistance won't help, as you will simply be knocked away.
- The Corruption: Naydra has been corrupted by Malice and Link must save it to acquire its scale.
- Dragons Are Divine: They're thoroughly eastern in their design, and they serve the Goddess Hylia while each invoking one of the Golden Goddesses of the Triforce (Din, Nayru, and Farore).
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Dinraal is a fire dragon, Naydra is an ice dragon, and Farosh is a thunder dragon.
- Just a Flesh Wound: You can knock body parts off of them with arrows for powerful crafting ingredients, namely their scales, fangs, claws, and shards of their horns. In fact this is required for a handful of quests and armor upgrades, but the dragons don't seem to mind you attacking them (they reel a little and then retreat to the sky, mechanically as a way to get only one part per day), and given how comfortable Naydra is staying perfectly still while you knock off one of its scales as thanks for saving it they might just not care.
- "Just So" Story: The Dueling Peaks used to be a single mountain before Farosh carved a path through it.
- Non-Malicious Monster: It's unknown if they're intelligent like the three dragons of Skyward Sword, but they're said to bear no ill will towards humans, though they can unintentionally hurt Link through the elements their very existence seems to create around them. Not even Naydra, who has been corrupted by Ganon's Malice when you first meet it, intends to hurt Link and has even taken to hiding to avoid causing any damage or spreading its corruption.
- Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: They have at least eight legs down their long bodies. This is an accurate trait of sufficiently long Eastern Dragons that most works with them tend to leave out in the present day.
The Horned Statue
A stone statue at the edge of Hateno Village. He will buy stamina vessels and heart containers for 100 rupees, and sell back either one for 120 rupees.
- Anti-Frustration Features: The service he provides. Should you feel like you've chosen too many heart containers over stamina vessels or vice versa, the Horned Statue gives you the opportunity to rectify your mistake instead of leaving you stuck with your decisions for the rest of your game.
- Deal with the Devil: Downplayed. He makes deals for life and power in exchange for money, which was apparently considered immoral enough for Hylia to seal him inside a statue. However, there are no negative consequences for Link should he accept the bargain.
- Equivalent Exchange: He can only sell you as many units of life/power as you trade to him.
- Horns of Villainy: As the name suggests, the statue has a pair of horns on its head.
- Noble Demon: While he enjoys making Faustian bargains with Hylians, he keeps his word with Link and is quite helpful to him.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He's only referred to as the Horned Statue.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He was trapped inside the stone statue by the Goddess Hylia.
- Taken for Granite: Hylia's punishment for him meddling with Hylians' life forces in exchange for money and power was turning him into a statue.
- Animalistic Abomination: Subverted. It's an "abomination" by human/hylian standards in that it is similar to a horse and very odd looking, to the point of being unsettling. However, it is a natural being to the core, being a nature spirit and all.
- Blue Is Heroic: While its shade is more mystical than the color associated with the Champions, as mentioned below, the being is best known as the "Lord of the Mountain" due to how it's said to protect the creatures living in its domain. A man you can meet named Quince will even tell you about how it nearly attacked him once for trying to hunt there before being saved by the intervention of his dog Satty and despite the mountain's size only a few stal type monsters can appear in some areas.
- The Dreaded: It is both feared and revered among the people of Hyrule, so much that even if Link is able to tame Satori, stables will refuse to have it registered out of fear of being cursed for holding a supernatural entity captive. This is a shoutout to Shinto beliefs.
- Extra Eyes: It has two pairs of eyes.
- Gold and White Are Divine: Much like the magical bunny like Blupees that surround it when it appears, it has glowing white and gold in addition to its mostly blue color scheme.
- Heavenly Blue: Unlike how the Champions have a darker shade of blue to reference their heroism this being's color has a more ethereal glow to its paler color, again like the similarly mystical Blupees, and is thought to be the reincarnation of a kind and holy sage.
- Master of All: Although its stats are unseen due to it being unable to be registered, it has five stars in every stat.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Between its name, and title, it's a loving tribute to the late Satoru Iwata.
- Stealth Pun: At the top of Mount Satori is Satori the mount.
The spirit of the Master Sword, who is connected with the Spirit of the Hero.
- Big Damn Heroes: She saves Link by telling a despairing Zelda to take him to the Shrine of Resurrection.
- Came Back Wrong: Minor but notable. The fact that the Master Sword has a finite amount of energy it can use before it has to recharge before it can be used again, a fact that doesn't plague any other incarnations of the Master Sword, seems to imply that she's still recovering from the damage inflicted on it one hundred years ago.
- The Chooser of The One: Fi determines who is worthy of wielding the Master Sword, and tests Link's worthiness of wielding her after his 100-year slumber.
- Excalibur in the Rust: As seen in the logo for the game, the Master Sword has seen better days. But in the game proper, it is subverted, as it is revealed that the Master Sword could repair itself over time. Its battered state was caused by Link using it while protecting Zelda.
- Forged by the Gods: The Master Sword was created by Goddess Hylia as the Goddess Sword to destroy evil, though one of the Links turned it into the Master Sword.
- Full Potential Upgrade: The Master Sword by itself is already a great weapon on account of its above-average damage and ability to recharge. However, upon completing the Trial of the Sword DLC, it doubles in power and becomes far more durable permanently.
- The Ghost: Fi herself does not manifest and goes unnamed in the game's story, but is frequently alluded to as the will of the Master Sword and communicates with Zelda through the Master Sword after Link's defeat, telling her what to do.
- Good Is Not Soft: Fi's test for Link's worthiness is to drain his life while he pulls out the Master Sword from its pedestal. If he doesn't have enough hearts, she will kill him.
- Living Weapon: She is the Master Sword.
- Minor Major Character: Despite being the Master Sword, Fi's only roles are to inform Zelda that Link can be saved, to test if Link is worthy of wielding the blade, and upon completing the Trial of the Sword, offering a congratulatory chime.
- No Name Given: Fi's name is never given throughout the story. She is only referred to as the voice/will of the Master Sword.
- Secret Test of Character: Fi tests Link's worthiness to wield the Master Sword by sapping his vitality as he tries to draw it. If he survives the process, he is deemed worthy.
- Small Role, Big Impact: The only time she communicates with anyone in the base game is in the final memory with Zelda, but she is able to save Link from certain death with her advice.
- Spell Blade: When facing off against Ganon, his offshoots, and things infected with his power, the Master Sword glows blue and doubles in strength. If you complete the Trial of the Sword, then it remains in this state at all times.
- Sword Beam: Rather than being able to be thrown, the Master Sword fires Skyward Strikes, but only when Link's health is full.
- Sword of Plot Advancement: One of the story quests is to claim the Master Sword, and she is the Master Sword. However, this is subverted in the sense that the sword isn't required to complete the game, unlike in most games.
- Telepathy: Rather than physically speaking like in Skyward Sword, she communicates with Zelda this way, albeit inaudibly to the audience.
- Walking Spoiler: The fact that she's still around after all this time forms a small yet very notable surprise in the game's story.
- Wrecked Weapon: The Master Sword was badly damaged during the Great Calamity, but repaired itself over 100 years. Similarly, it has finite durability and can be drained of power, becoming temporarily unusable, but restores itself.
amiibo Bonus Characters
The Hero Chosen by the Goddesses who saved Hyrule from the Twilight Realm, appearing in the form of a wolf. He comes as an addition to the game through the Wolf Link amiibo.
- Alternate Self: He is a separate incarnation of the Spirit of the Hero from this game's Link.
- Animal Companion: He acts as one to Link, helping him as he explores the world.
- Artificial Brilliance: When enemies are nearby, he will bark and start attacking them directly. He will also lead Link to nearby shrines.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: He isn't fooled by Lizaflos camouflage, and will also bark at enemies outside of the player's field of vision.
- Fragile Speedster: VERY quick in attacking enemies. Takes more proportional damage than Link though.
- Hero of Another Story: He was once the Hero of Hyrule in another time.
- Hit-and-Run Tactics: His primary method of attack. He's very adept at weaving between enemies and striking them without getting countered.
- Invisible to Normals: A loading screen blurb states that Wolf Link's nature as a being from another dimension means normal people can't see him, which is why people don't lose their minds when you stroll into a town with a wolf bigger than a person following you.
- Leeroy Jenkins: For the love of Hylia, if you are trying to sneak onto enemy camps, either don't summon him or remember to command him to "Stay!" Otherwise he'll unintentionally blow your cover.
- Noble Wolf: If summoned, he helps this game's Link explore, hunt for food, and fight enemies.
- Old Save Bonus: If players have beaten the Cave of Shadows in Twilight Princess HD with him and have transferred all his remaining hearts to the figure, these hearts are then translated over to this game as his health. Otherwise, he will only have three hearts.
- Play Every Day: You can only summon him once per real-life day, and if he dies, you have to wait until tomorrow to re-summon him.
- Teleportation: Wolf Link can teleport using the power of Twilight. Often can lapse into Offscreen Teleportation if the player wasn't expecting him to do so.
- This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: He cannot be summoned to aid Link in trials, the Divine Beasts, or battles with Blights.
- Video Game Caring Potential: Link can feed him to restore his health with any raw food materials that he has on hand, however his wolf counterpart seems especially happy with certain meat, often howling in jubilance.
A legendary horse whose incarnations have served previous heroes, specifically the one who belonged to the Hero of Twilight. She comes as an addition to the game through the Smash Bros. and Zelda 30th: Twilight Princess Link amiibos.
- Automaton Horses: Like with all the other horses, averted. She still has her own AI, finite stamina, and can die like any other horse.
- Back from the Dead: Unlike Wolf Link, the only reliable way to respawn her after death is with Malanya's help. Unfortunately, you have to register her before you can do this. After the first use of the amiibo, the chances of Epona spawning again if she's killed are far slimmer, so you may have to try multiple times to get her back.
- Bribing Your Way to Victory: She's among the best horses in the game, and she's only gained through an amiibo (granted, one of the most common amiibo, but still).
- The Bus Came Back: Although she's unlocked via amiibo, this marks Epona's first appearance in a canon Zelda title since Twilight Princess, not counting the 3DS remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, or the previously mentioned game's HD remake on the Wii U.
- Demoted to Extra: In Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Twilight Princess, she's Link's faithful and iconic horse, and the only one available. In this game, not only is there an entire population of wild horses that Link can tame, but she's only available as an amiibo extra. Also, despite being a "Legendary" steed in-universe she doesn't get backstory information nor a special quest due to her amiibo-only status, unlike the Royal White Stallion or Giant Horse.
- Disc-One Nuke: If you have the requisite amiibo, you can get her as early as you want. With her all-around above average stats, the fact she comes already fully tamed can carry you far into the game. There are horses that are better than her, but only much later, and they are locked behind stamina required to tame them.
- Famed In-Story: She is revered as a legendary horse by the stable masters.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Averts this. The stable masters will not let you rename her because of her legendary status.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: 4-star strength, 4-star speed, 4-star stamina, and gentlest temperament. She doesn't have 5 stars in any one stat, but horses that outdo her stat wise are always wild tempered, can only be found in select areas, and need a lot of stamina to tame.
- Limited Wardrobe: Unlike the other horses, Epona cannot be customized at all. Her name, mane, and gear are all fixed. According to the stable hands, she would hate it if her gear or mane were changed.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: According to the stable hands, Epona would absolutely hate it if anyone would style her mane. Because of this, her mane cannot be customized.
Denizens of Tarrey TownA motley assortment of races who come to settle in the foundling town of Tarrey, if Link helps coax it to life.
- Anti-Frustration Features: Though building up the town takes time, many of the residents offer services that can make the game noticeably easier:
- Pelison sells gems for players not looking to farm them from Taluses or rare ore deposits and is easier to find than the traveling merchant who also sells gems, albeit Pelison sells them at incredibly inflated prices.
- Rhondson sells Desert Voe armor, which makes exploring the Gerudo Desert significantly easier and can only otherwise be obtained by solving the Gerudo Secret Club sidequest, which is something of a Guide Dang It!.
- Fyson's shop stocks every kind of arrow in the game (at slightly discounted prices to boot), a selection otherwise only offered by the arrow shop in Gerudo Town, and Link doesn't need to crossdress to get into Tarrey Town.
- Grante sells the full Rubber, Climber, and Barbarian sets which are other time consuming to obtain due to the pieces being scattered across the world, though they're very expensive. He also sells other one-of-a-kind armor pieces for 50 Rupees that you've discovered (including the DLC content, a few boots, and some early game armor like the Old Trousers). Finally, he's the only method to replace the Hylian Shield if it's broken or lost.
- Bait-and-Switch: You find out early on that you can only invite people with names ending in "-son" to Tarrey Town. There is a pink Zora woman named Gaddison whose name seemingly indicates she'll eventually be invited to move there, and after Hudson and Rhondson get married Fyson expresses an interest in finding a female partner of his own too, but as that event is the end of the Tarrey Town quests the offer never comes up.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: All of the people that you recruit into the town's community move in due to being dissatisfied with their lives in their previous homes for various reasons. The sole exception is Hudson, who is simply an employee doing his job.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: The people who come to stay in Tarrey Town aren't very notable in their original towns but become indispensable in their small yet booming new town.
- Theme Naming: As an extension of Bolson's hiring policy you can only invite people with a name that ends in "-son" to Tarrey Town when Hudson asks you to go looking for someone who has that and can fit a particular niche the town needs filled. In the original Japanese version, it's "-da" instead. However this only applies to people you invite on Hudson's behalf as the town will get plenty of minor characters who join the town without the name requirement.
- True Companions: They steadily develop a close sense of kinship with each other, in spite of their very different backgrounds.
The leader of the Bolson Construction Company, the most prominent band of builders that Link encounters. Although Tarrey Town is his brainchild, he doesn't live there, instead staying in his home base of Hateno Village.
- Ambiguously Gay: Between his hot pink trousers, his prominently colored lips, and his musical "simlish", he comes across as very camp. If Link completes the sidequest to stock his new house with everything, Bolson declares that he's going to retire and see about finding someone to settle down with, though his dialogue never specifies the gender of his future spouse.
- Benevolent Boss: He works his employees hard, but he's also very pleasant and caring towards them, which has earned him their Undying Loyalty. When he sends Hudson out to work on Tarrey Town, he expresses concern for him, but also remains confident that he will be able to complete the task, praising his skill in the process. Hudson returns the favor by making sure to invite him to his wedding when it finally happens.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a brilliant construction engineer obsessed with the naming structure of "-son". Thusly, he will not hire anyone whose name doesn't end with that syllable. He even pushes for Hudson to make "we will name all our children with names that end in son" part of his wedding vows!
- Invisible to Normals: During Hudson's wedding, he produces a bunch of showers of flower petals. He later claims that he produces them with his special neck charm, and that they are invisible to "the vapid or disenchanted." The fact that Link can see them shows his "quality."
- Nice Guy: He may be a bit weird, but he's a reasonable man, selling Link a house for far cheaper than he would have been paid to knock it down and also selling him bargain-price items to deck out his home with.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He exhibits this when, after Link buys his house, he and Hudson continue to sit outside of it by the cooking fire. He even accidentally teases Link by saying that he's retiring from the company and will soon leave, but never does so. Link CAN actually rid him from his garden as, when he attends Hudson's wedding in Tarrey Town, he will stay there unless talked to, so if Link doesn't talk to him, he will never return.
Bolson's chief construction worker, Hudson is given the job of clearing out a barren spot of wasteland in the Akkala Region to form Tarrey Town, a task he approaches with gusto... and a little help from Link.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He may be a bit of a goofball, but he does manage to erect Tarrey Town from a bunch of trees and boulders. He also becomes the unofficial leader of the town once it has finally finished construction.
- Cloudcuckoolander: A light example, but his devotion to following his company's policy, even down to upholding its Theme Naming, is quite bizarre.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: If you help him with his quest chain, he successfully orchestrates the creation of an entire town, provides new purpose to the various denizens you recruit to the town's multi-racial community, and becomes Happily Married to one of said recruits, Rhondson.
- Happily Married: To Rhondson.
- Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: Hudson is quite big and burly... but he's still got nothing on his eventual wife Rhondson.
- Mythology Gag: Taking the difference in graphics into account, he's the spitting image of the Kakariko Carpenters from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Plus, he manages to actually get a Gerudo bride, which is their rationale for getting captured in the Adult Link portion of the timeline.
- Nice Guy: He's eccentric and not much for conversation, but he's also loyal, hardworking and extremely open-minded. His personality is a big part of why the misfits of Tarrey Town end up building a strong community.
- Number Two: Bolson's chief worker, who he entrusts with the task of constructing Tarrey Town.
- The Stoic: Tends to speak in short, fairly blunt sentences and rarely ever gets visibly excited, even when he genuinely is.
- Undying Loyalty: His devotion to the Bolson Construction Company runs deep. So much so that he has no problem beginning construction on an entire town from scratch in the middle of dangerous wilderness by himself when ordered to. When he asks Link to outsource help, he emphasizes that he needs to find people with names ending in "-son" simply because it's "company policy". During his wedding vows, he states that he plans on naming all of his children with names ending in "-son".
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Hudson is... well, pretty damn plain looking, and a bit of a weirdo. His wife Rhondson is a gorgeous Amazonian Beauty.
A young subordinate of both Bolson and Hudson.
- Opposites Attract: He says that his girlfriend is a girl who works in a clothing shop where she sells clothes made by her father, indicating that he is dating Sophie of Ventest Clothing. While Karson is rather energetic and quirky like his co-workers, Sophie is a Shrinking Violet who always awkwardly stands in a corner where customers are likely miss seeing her; she claims this gives her a bit more confidence.
Greyson & Pelison
Two Goron Brothers from the Southern Mine of Death Mountain, Greyson feels underutilized as just another goron miner there. When Link approaches him about using his strength to help clear the wilderness and lay the foundations for Tarrey Town, he jumps at the chance and finds fulfillment in doing so. The younger but chipper Pelison also prospers with the move, starting a store that sells the valuable gemstones unearthed by Greyson.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Pelison starts running his own gem shop after moving to Tarrey Town.
- Cheerful Child: Pelison was perfectly happy living in Goron City with his brother, and remains just as happy living with him in Tarrey Town.
- Dumb Muscle: Greyson's incredibly strong, but not very bright. He literally doesn't realize that Hudson and Rhondson are preparing for their wedding until it actually happens, with the implication the two tried to explain it, but he just never got it (though considering that Gorons are seemingly a One-Gender Race with unclear methods for reproduction, it could also be because Gorons in general don't understand the concept of romance).
- Meaningful Name: Befitting the first half of his name, Greyson's skin is noticeably a few shades lighter than most of the other Gorons.
- Took a Level in Kindness: When Link first meets him in the Goron mines, Greyson is generally aloof and dismissive towards the former. He warms up considerably after moving to Tarrey Town, with Pelison theorizing it's because he's finally getting some praise for his work.
- Young Entrepreneur: Pelison sells some of the gems that Greyson mines.
A Gerudo tailor who laments that despite years of searching, she's never found herself a husband. When Link brings up the subject of trying again by moving to Tarrey Town, she's skeptical, but decides it's better than continuing to lounge around Kara Kara Bazaar and wait. She sells Link "Desert Voe" armor, traditional Gerudo Male armor that grants him heat resistance.
- Amazonian Beauty: Like all Gerudo, she's tall and visibly muscular, but still attractive enough to be wooed by Hudson.
- Christmas Cake: Invoked when Rhondson complains that she's getting old and still hasn't found a boyfriend yet. May play a part in why she marries Hudson.
- Gender-Blender Name: The "-son" name suffix is almost exclusively used for males.
- Happily Married: To Hudson.
- Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: Naturally for a Gerudo, she ends up as being this with her husband Hudson. Particularly notable in that Hudson isn't exactly short.
- Oh, Crap!: She is distinctly less than pleased to hear her wedding vows with Hudson include having to name all her kids "-son". For a moment, she looks like she's about to call the wedding off right there and then.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Zigzagged. Her wedding dress looks like a palette swap of her regular clothing, down to her harem pants, but it is weaved of gemstones mined whilst building Tarrey Town. After the wedding, she actually complains that there were so many weaved into the fabric that it made it very cumbersome and hard to walk in.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She really wants to find a husband and have a family, and that's why she even moves to Tarrey Town in the first place. In fact, talking to her at the correct moment has her mention that Hudson isn't that bad a guy since he gave her some gemstones he dug up after Fyson arrives.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: She may be a little on the mature side, and her height & muscles make her a bit intimidating, but she's still a beautiful woman. Her eventual husband, Hudson, is a plain-looking fellow and a bit of a Cloud Cuckoolander.
A young Rito who resists the efforts to join his mother in running the family business, as he wants to run his own store and not just continue helping her run the Rito Village General Store. When Link approaches him about founding a general store in Tarrey Town, he's ecstatic.
- My Beloved Smother: Fyson loves his mother, really, but he finds her something of a nag and overbearing.
- Second-Hand Storytelling: He tells Link about how he was attacked on the way to Tarrey Town, and how his assailants hadn't anticipated that he could fly away from them.
- Start My Own: As mentioned, he'd rather run his own store than inherit a business from his mother. He gets the chance if Link invites him to come to Tarrey Town.
- Welcome to My World: Fyson comes to realize how hard his mother had it running the family business once he opens one of his own. Despite this, he's happy that he is able to run a store of his very own.
A retired, elderly Zora priest who Link invites to Tarrey Town with the promise of conducting one last wedding. He can subsequently be found running the town's inn.
- Crystal Dragon Jesus: He's a priest of the Goddess Hylia, whose cult bears more than a few similarities to Christianity. In particular, the wedding he conducts for Hudson and Rhondson is Christian in everything but name, and if you swap the word "Hylia" for "God" in his blessings, he talks exactly like any old real-life priest would.Kapson: May the kindness of Goddess Hylia be ever with you...
- Nice Guy: Unlike the other elder Zoras, Kapson doesn't blame Link for Mipha's death, commenting that the true blame for it lies at the feet of Calamity Ganon. He'll also allow Link to stay at the inn he runs for free.
- We All Die Someday: He waxes on about how the afterlife calls everyone when you talk to him in Zora's Domain. This is one of his motivations to move to Tarrey Town and resume his priestly vocation: he's unsatisfied spending his last remaining years doing nothing productive.
The son of Robbie and Jerrin, he sets up shop after Tarrey Town is fully constructed, selling extra copies of important pieces of armor.
- Anti-Frustration Features: He sells rare pieces of armor, including the Old Shirt and Well-Worn Trousers, in the event that a player is unable to locate an entire set or loses their own copies entirely, preventing there from being any Permanently Missable Content. He even sells extra Hylian Shields if the original one is either lost or broken. As of the December 2017 update, he also resells DLC items (previously, said items would be Permanently Missable Content if you sold them).
- Buffy Speak: He often refers to armor he is searching for with this. For example, he calls the Climbing Gear the "climbing...something".
- Edible Theme Naming: Like the other Sheikah, his name is fruit-themed. In his case, it's a play on "pomegranate."
- Hidden Badass: He may seem like a rather timid guy whose only real skill is selling armor, but Robbie's diary notes that he would help his father retrieve the blue flame from the Tumlea Heights for the lab. Considering the large number of monsters along that route, that is no small feat.
- Mixed Ancestry: He's half-Hylian, half-Sheikah.
- Mystical White Hair: Averted, as he has his Hylian mother's blond hair, rather than his Sheikah father's white hair.
- Mythology Gag: His hairstyle and hair color look very similar to Sheik's from Ocarina of Time.
- Odd Name Out: He's one of the few Tarrey Town residents whose name doesn't end in -son.
- Shrinking Violet: His mother says he's rather shy, which is evidenced by him spending all his time alone on the balcony of his home rather than down in the main square with the other townsfolk.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: His father Robbie is a very silly and bombastic guy, and his mother Jerrin isn't a whole lot calmer. Granté, on the other hand, is reserved and a bit socially awkward.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?:
- The reward Hagie gives Link for defeating two Guardian Stalkers is 20 rupees (granted, he also paid you 100 rupees in advance, but it's still a paltry total). When Link calls him out on this, he's disdainful of Link's (supposed) ingratitude as he's a "commoner".
- His daughter Hunnie is no better than him. If Link tries to tell her a story about Calamity Ganon, she calls it boring. If Link says goodbye, she grimaces and says she didn't want to talk to Link anyway.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Hunnie likes the Monster Cake because of its scary appearance and bad flavor.
- Spoiled Brat: Hunnie refuses to eat anything but cake and rudely brushes off Link's attempts to talk to her.