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     The Tri Force Heroes 
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The three heroes who try to work together to save the Kingdom of Hytopia. One of them is the legendary hero Link, while the other two either are identical-looking boys or animated statues called Doppels.
  • Action Fashionista: Can wear different fashionable costumes to gain new skills.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Some players will apologize for almost anything, taking damage, being slow, and even things that aren't their fault. This makes some of the others send a thumbs up to calm them and say that's OK and they'll manage.
  • Badass Crew: Not only is one of them the actual Hero of Hyrule, the other two can keep up. They work together to kick much ass.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Some experienced players will sometimes play earlier stages and cheerfully guide the newer ones through the stage.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: As always, in certain places anyway.
  • The Chosen Many: Legends say that whenever Hytopia is in peril, three young heroes will always arise from nowhere to save the day.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Green, Red, and Blue.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Easily manages to carry 2 others his own weight, and potentially a bomb the size of him, without even slowing down.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: While they are capable heroes in their own rights, the costumes they can collect provide them with various buffs and power-ups.
  • Experienced Protagonist: The Link in the game is the same one as in A Link Between Worlds, who has saved the worlds of Hyrule and Lorule from certain demise at the hands of Yuga.
  • Griefer: Potentially. Explained in-universe by Mr. Tudor, who refers to them as "false heroes" who answered the same call as Link, but who "act unheroically" in the Drablands.
  • Happy Dance: Some players celebrate clearing a stage by tapping the pompom button to the rhythm of the victory music. Other players tend to join in when they catch on to what's going on.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: One of Hytopia's requisites for a Tri Force Hero.
  • Identical Stranger: To each other. The only difference between them is the color of the outfit and hair.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Rare male example, considering he can wear Zelda's dress.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Averted. Even if one Link runs ahead, boss battles will not start until all three Links are in the area.
  • Pointy Ears: One of Hytopia's requisites for a Tri Force Hero.
  • Puppet Fighter: The single player mode has Link switching between different soulless puppets known as Doppels.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Wearing the Serpent's Toga costume turns their irises red. Subverted in the sense that it doesn’t make them more dangerous per se, just harder to hurt.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Among the outfits they can wear are ones that are frilly, pink, have heart patterns, and are dresses.
  • Silent Snarker: Can become this if they respond to mistakes, especially grave ones, with facetious thumbs ups and cheering.
  • Team Title: The game's subtitle refers to these dudes.
  • Those Two Guys: The other two easily become this when you wait for them, especially if they're strangers and both of them know each other.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: There are plenty of costumes that would be more suited for a girl, but any one of these three can wear them without any issue about it.
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     King Tuft 
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     Princess Styla 
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The princess of Hytopia who was cursed to wear a drab outfit.

     Lady Maud 
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The witch of the Drablands who cursed Princess Styla.
  • Action Fashionista: She calls herself "ruler of the fashion world".
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Regardless of what her exact motives were for cursing the princess, she only stooped to such villainy in the first place because no one appreciated her sense of fashion. An NPC even recounts how she and her sister used to get along quite well, before lamenting that Lady Maud will likely never return to Hytopia and hoping she finds happiness wherever she ends up.
  • Big Bad: She's the one who cursed Princess Styla, and the Links' objective is to defeat her.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: Invoked. Her progressive designs are the reason she left Hytopia to begin with, as no one else sought to appreciate them.
  • Collared by Fashion: Much like the king. It's one of the materials for her ensemble.
  • Cool Shades: They're one of the materials for her ensemble.
  • Enemy Summoner: Rather than fighting her, the Links' confrontation at the Fortress has her summon fashionably-designed versions of Margoma, Arrghus, and Moldorm for them to take down instead.
  • Hartman Hips: And she loves showing them off.
  • Meaningful Name: The name Maud means "powerful battler", and she's the Final Boss. It also sounds like "mode", as in fashion.
  • Minidress of Power
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Complete with associated pose!
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Yes, a crazed fashionista of all things is the villain of a Zelda game, but she is a powerful summoner and no slouch when it comes to close combat.
  • One-Winged Angel: Parodied, like everything else: instead of transforming she changes into progressively fancier clothes.
  • Parasol of Pain: She uses them to channel electricity toward the Links in the final battle, as well as in close combat.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: One of the materials for her ensemble.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: While she normally insults the Links for wearing her sister's "appalling" designs, she'll give them a backhanded compliment if they show up wearing either the Lady's Ensemble or the cursed tights.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Wears them inside, anyway.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Instead of dying after you defeat her, she simply decides to teleport away humiliated, leaving behind the last of the materials for her ensemble. This was also Madame Couture's intention all along - to defeat her and break Styla's curse peacefully.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: An ambiguous case. Several of the townsfolk speculate that she didn't mean any harm in cursing the princess. The only real indication of this is that she is offended when the heroes refer to the princess's tights as cursed. Judging only by her and her sister's words and actions, she was trying to shut down a fashion trend that disgusted her; no indication is given as to whether this was out of envy or genuine disdain.

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Secondary Characters

     Sir Combsly 

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     Stylish Woman 

  • Absolute Cleavage: Not from her regular outfit, but seeing Link wearing the Cheetah Costume (which has the male version of this trope) has her state that it's just what she has in mind to add a bit more oomph to her appeal.
  • Big Beautiful Woman
  • The Fashionista: Apart from Link, she's Madame Couture's only customer, being the only one in Hytopia bold enough to look fashionable now that the witch has cursed the princess. Unfortunately, this also means that she's unable to leave the shop, so she remains there throughout the entirety of the game.
  • No Name Given: Nor even a nickname. The "Stylish Woman" was the name of a similar character who appeared in A Link Between Worlds, so it stuck.
  • The Tease: Whenever Link emerges from the dressing room, she'll crack a flirtatious joke about whatever outfit he has on.

     Bearded Baron 

  • Badass Beard: As with the King, moreso than himself, although being literally half-naked makes you seem less badass.
  • Cool Hat: Subverted, it's only half, although it's quite cool he can keep it on.
  • The Fashionista: Used to be a very eager one but only wears them on the front these days as he's afraid that he'll become cursed like the princess.
  • Mr. Exposition: Tells you everything you need to know in the beginning.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Parodied. He cut it off to look less fashionable.

     Mimi 

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     Faux Hero 
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A young boy who is denied in the Witch-Hunting Brigade because of not meeting the Tri Force Hero criteria.
  • Heroic Wannabe: Wants to be the hero, but doesn't meet the requirements.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Has sideburns, and is very hot blooded.
  • Mythology Gag: He looks like the Link from A Link to the Past. His ears however, as one of the other townsfolk point out, are round, which disqualifies him from being a hero.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted; he's pretty loud, and tends to ramble on to the point of being annoying. This is probably another parody the game brings, seeing as how Link is usually a Heroic Mime.

     Doppel Master 
A guide that lets you venture to the Drablands with Doppels.

     Mr. Tudor 
The tutor of Hytopia castle.

     The Great Tripini 
A clownish looking guy who appeared when the Den of Trials were foundnote .
  • Mr. Exposition: Tells you what you need to know about the Den of Trials.
  • Verbal Tic: Fills his speeches with "uhs", "ums", and "ahs", as if he's not sure of himself.

     Madame Couture 
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The seamstress who makes your clothes. She is the Lady's younger sister.

  • Brawn Hilda: Parodied. She almost always sings, and most (famous) fashion designers are men in our world.
  • Cool Shades: Typical for her tribe apparently.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: She is more eccentric than crazy; she owns at least five cats. She even squeezes the cat she is holding when excited.
  • The Fashionista: Obviously, given she's the one that makes all the outfits for you and the royal family. It's later revealed that she, like the Lady, is descended from a clan of witches who specialize in imbuing clothing with magic.
  • Fat and Skinny: The fat to The Lady's skinny.
  • Hair Decorations: A huge purple bow.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Sees herself as this with regards to potential heroes, so to be safe she lets Sir Combsly check them first.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: In the official artwork, where she manages to be a mix of this and an elderly Big Beautiful Woman.
  • Opera: Speaks like this. Her shop's music is a cheerful comedy opera as well.
  • Stepford Smiler: Is secretly depressed that she has to help Link hunt down her sister, and hopes that the issue of the princess's curse can be resolved peacefully.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has actual blue hair.
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