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Darpa is a character in the Twilight Princess manga by Akira Himekawa.[citation needed]


Before the events of the manga took place, Darpa lived in a city that guarded the border of a desert.[2] He and the other boys would practice sword fighting so they could one day defend Hyrule's borders.[1][3]

Darpa confronts Link after he tells Zeu and Rioma that he will drive away the desert thieves left handed.[4][5] Darpa says one of the thieves is a demon thief and tells Link not to get cocky with his sword skills.[6] Rioma asks what Darpa plans to do.[7] The boy says he has a plan to get a sword stronger than magic.[8] This sword turns out to be the Gaurof Sword.[9] Darpa, followed by Link, Zeu, and Rioma, enter the building where the Gaurof Sword is kept. Rioma reminds Darpa that they are not allowed near the weapon.[10] Darpa says if he is scared of getting in trouble to go back.[11] Link tells Darpa that thousands have tried to pull the sword from its stone but failed.[12] Darpa says he heard it has the power to drive off a god and it is the right sword for him.[13] Insults are thrown at Darpa as he tries to pull out the sword but fails.[14][15][16] He tells Link to give it a try.[17] When Link hesitates, Darpa says that if he pulls it out, he will be a hero.[18] Link steps forward and successfully draws out the blade.[19] However, the stone sucks the boys and the entire city into it, with Link as the only survivor.[20]

In the manga's second volume, Wolf Link has a flashback showing Darpa with Rioma and Zeu, feeling despair that they were unable to protect Princess Zelda like they had trained to do.[21][22]


  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 "The boys practiced sword fighting everyday with pride in their hearts."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 139)
  2. ↑ "My hometown was close to a desert-A city that guarded the border."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 139)
  3. ↑ "When we grow up, we'll defend Hyrule's borders!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 139)
  4. ↑ "I'll show you I can drive away...All the desert thieves left handed!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  5. ↑ "You say you'll drive them all away?!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  6. ↑ "One of them is a demon thief! Can you really defend Hyrule with just a sword? Don't get cocky just cause you've got some skill!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  7. ↑ "What about you then, Darpa?"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  8. ↑ "I have a plan. I'm gonna get a sword that's stronger than magic!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  9. ↑ "You don't mean the Gaurof Sword, do you?"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  10. ↑ "Let's not do this, Darpa. We've been told not to go near that since we were kids. By parents and teachers..."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  11. ↑ "If you're scared of getting in trouble, go back!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  12. ↑ "That sword is stuck in a stone. thousands have tried to pull it out, but failed."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  13. ↑ "I hear it has the power to drive off a god. It's the right sword for me!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  14. ↑ "Umph! Umph! Rrgh! I can't pull it out!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (142) pg. )
  15. ↑ "Give it up!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 142)
  16. ↑ "You suck!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 142)
  17. ↑ "Tsk! Hey, Link! Give it a try!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. )
  18. ↑ "If you pull it out, you'll be a hero!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 142)
  19. ↑ "I did it..."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 144)
  20. ↑ "... Everyone...Got sucked into the darkness. Why did I alone survive? I don't know!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 149)
  21. ↑ ""In the future, we'll defend Hyrule's borders!""  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 79)
  22. ↑ "Back home...I went through tough training so I'd be able to fight for my country in a crisis... We all...Believed that. But now the threat is real. I was supposed to protect her! But our home has disappeared... Our very lives have disappeared...And I stand before Princess Zelda not as a person...But as a beast!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 79)