Princess Zelda/Other Appearances

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This page details all appearances of Princess Zelda outside the confirmed canon, main series games.

Ambiguously Canon Appearances

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While Princess Zelda does not appear in person, she is depicted on Madame Scratchcard's scratchcards.

Non-Canon Appearances

The Legend of Zelda TV Series

Princess Zelda as seen in the animated series

In The Legend of Zelda TV series, Princess Zelda looks vastly different from her official artwork of the first two games. She is almost as tall as Link, has waist-length blond hair and wears a blue tiara on her head. Instead of wearing a dress, which only appears in two episodes, she wears white pants with a pair of brown, long boots and dons a purple long-sleeved shirt underneath her blue vest.

Princess Zelda is portrayed as a proud, athletic and stubborn princess with a fiery temper, although she does have her sense of humor[1] and a romantic, sensitive side.[2] In addition to running the kingdom part-time for her father, King Harkinian, she often accompanies Link on his adventures and proves to be an invaluable addition in combat, departing from the traditional role of a princess:[3][4][5] when Link asks her to stay so that he can defeat the monsters himself, the princess refuses to just sit down and watch and instead chooses to join him in battling the foes.[6] She excels in the use of a bow and is what she uses for most of her battles; however, she is further seen skillfully wielding a Boomerang, a Crossbow and, as seen in "The Missing Link", even Link's Crissword. Often times Link provides these weapons for her,[7] but as demonstrated in "Sing for the Unicorn", Zelda also has the capability of magically making a bow appear on her hand.

Although Princess Zelda mostly fights with weapons, she is the wielder of the Triforce of Wisdom and is knowledgeable in its magic capabilities, often using its magical powers to save Link or herself from dangerous situations.[8] Zelda can only use magic when she has the Triforce of Wisdom with her;[9] she usually makes it float and seems to be the only one who can do so.[10]

The series exemplifies a romantic relationship between Link and Zelda. Link is always begging the princess for a kiss;[11] however, even when she agrees to indulge him,[12][13][14] it never occurs: they are interrupted by monsters, Spryte or any number of unfortunate circumstances such as something making Zelda so mad she no longer wants to kiss the young hero. Despite this, it is revealed in "The Missing Link" that Zelda loves Link,[15] although she tries to deny it and say that she only likes him "a little."[16] She most likely kept it a secret from him so as to prevent it from going into Link's head.[17] To cover this up, she sometimes makes fun of Link and for the most part has a love-hate relationship with him throughout the show.[1][18]

Valiant Comics

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Princess Zelda in the Valiant Comics

In the The Legend of Zelda comics by Valiant Comics by Valiant Comics, Princess Zelda's overall appearance is the same as in the animated series, and her personality is also similar. Here, the princess is portrayed as a strong and brave woman. Self-reliant and confident, Zelda is a skilled fighter, proficient in archery and horseback riding.[19][20] She also possesses a quick wit and usually manages to avoid Link's attempts of affection towards her, but for all her strengths, she possesses a soft heart that is open to her people and friends. Because of this, Zelda is always willing to do anything for her people and country,[21] even if it means risking her life,[22] which makes her dear to all the citizens of Hyrule.[23][24] Zelda is also not afraid to take challenges head-on, or even fight Ganon on her own,[25] as she helps Link out in his adventures any time she can despite the young hero's advice not to.[21][26][27]

Just like in the animated series, Link can be seen trying to steal a kiss from Zelda any time the chance arises,[28] but they always seem to get interrupted by Ganon's minions or Zelda changing her mind.[29] Unlike the animated series, however, the comic makes it clear that Link and Zelda love each other, as they both plainly state it to one another several times throughout their adventures.[27][30] Furthermore, in "Assault," Zelda is even willing to give up the Triforce of Wisdom to Ganon in exchange for Link's life,[31] while the young hero is always ready to do anything to protect the princess from danger.[27]

The Triforce of Wisdom is guarded by Princess Zelda, who uses its guidance to help her rule the kingdom wisely. Moreover, the princess can conjure powerful magic spells with the sacred relic when she is in danger.[32] In order to be successful with protecting the Triforce of Wisdom, she has acquired many friends to help her, including her hero and rescuer Link, her nursemaid Impa, King Harkinian, the soldiers of Hyrule, and her horse, Storm. Zelda sleeps in the northern tower in the palace, which is adjacent to the room where the Triforce of Wisdom rests.

During one adventure, Zelda decides that due to Ganon's constant attempts to capture her and the Triforce, the best course of action is to leave Hyrule, taking the Triforce of Wisdom with her.[33] She had heard of a magical flute within the Fifth Palace that would teleport her to a distant place, where Ganon would not find the Triforce.[34] With Link's help, she makes it to the Palace but in the end, she decides that the safest place to be is within Link's reach.[35] With this in mind, she insists that Link train her to better protect herself, leading her to venture into the Level 1 alone.[36] However, the training ends in her rescuing Link, who had been captured by a Wizzrobe. During this adventure, she wields Link's Magical Sword, shield, and bombs as she fights multiple enemies, including a Gohma and a Dodongo. Although she is successful, she has immense difficulty doing it in a manner similar to Link's, and it isn't until she obtains a Magic Bow that she learns to develop her own style.[19]

Later on, when Link obtained the Triforce of Power and shot a powerful spell at the princess when she refused to give up the Triforce of Wisdom, the Triforce of Courage abandoned Link's heart and moved to Zelda, which she used to face Link and convince him to relinquish the Triforce of Power.[37][38][39]

Captain N: The Game Master

Princess Zelda in Captain N: The Game Master

Princess Zelda makes four episode appearances in Captain N: The Game Master. Zelda's personality only changed slightly from the Zelda animated series, as she's still portrayed as a proud, fair princess who rules the kingdom of Hyrule. She seems to be good friends with Princess Lana, and they both regard each other highly. Like in the Zelda cartoons, she is skillful with the bow and often uses it during battle. Zelda's outfit retains the same style and colors from the Zelda show, but her purple shirt is now short-sleeved on her left arm, and the shirt leaves her stomach exposed. Cynthia Preston reprises her role as the voice actress for the princess.

In the episode "Having a Ball", after King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard steal the Triforce of Power and Courage, Zelda's energy wanes, which causes her to faint momentarily. It is explained by Link that Zelda has a magic bond with the Triforce, and as such, she can tell if something has happened to the sacred relic.[40] As more time passes with the three Triforce pieces separated, the weaker Zelda becomes, and eventually, she could die.[41] Like in the Zelda cartoons, the princess is capable of communicating with the Triforce of Wisdom, as shown when Zelda picks up the remaining Triforce piece and uses it to tell Kevin and the rest of the team to know where the two remaining pieces are.[42] Once the three Triforce pieces are reunited, the show exemplifies Zelda's unique magical powers when wielding the complete sacred relic: she creates a warp zone to make King Hippo, Eggplant Wizard and Mother Brain disappear from Hyrule.[43]

Nintendo Adventure Books

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Princess Zelda, as seen in The Crystal Trap

In the Nintendo Adventure Books series, Princess Zelda has much of the same personality as seen in the Valiant Comics and the Television series. She is portrayed as a smart, brave and capable woman, with great skill as both a princess and a fighter. She is proficient in the use of her bow, which is her main offensive weapon,[44][45] but also resorts to using a dagger whenever the bow and arrow is an inefficient weapon against certain enemies.[46]

Princess Zelda lives in North Castle, along with the King of Hyrule, where they both try to keep the Triforce of Wisdom away from Ganon's grasp. Impa still serves as the princess's nursemaid,[47] although it is also mentioned that a man named Estragon was both her mentor and teacher some time in the past.[48] Despite the fact that Zelda is best friends with Link, the young hero seems to enjoy annoying the princess whenever the chance arises, although Zelda also does not miss the opportunity to poke fun at the young hero.[49][50][51][52]

The Crystal Trap

In the first book of the series, The Crystal Trap, Link and Princess Zelda are running inside the Midoro Palace trying to escape from Ganon's grasp. However, the evil wizard finds them and eventually encases Link in a Crystal. Ganon explains that since he cannot obtain the Triforce of Courage and Wisdom from Link and Zelda respectively, he used a Magic Scroll which cast a spell to encase both pieces of the Triforce, including the Triforce of Courage encased in Link's heart.[53] Zelda is now forced to seek the three items dictated in the Fairy's Scroll that will help free Link from the Crystal, but she has just 24 hours before the young hero gets trapped inside the crystal forever.[54]

Eventually, Princess Zelda finds the Magic Honey, the Handprint, and the Magnifying Glass and uses them to shatter the Crystal. With Link now free, the young duo head off to find the Spear, which is the only weapon that can defeat Ganon. With the help of Zelda's friend Greenbeard, Link obtains the Spear and uses it to defeat Ganon once and for all.[55]

The Shadow Prince

The Shadow Prince, unlike The Crystal Trap which had Zelda as its protagonist, focuses on Link as he tries to prove to everyone about Sir Charles's true intentions, who is a mysterious knight from the land of Moria. Princess Zelda is quick to trust Charles after he saves Link and the princess from a near-fatal attack from Moblins, and admires him for all the kind and brave deeds he has done, such as defeating single-handledly a Darknut that ambushed them later in the woods.[56] Despite her liking towards Charles, she hesitates when her father, the King of Hyrule, wishes to show the Triforce of Wisdom to the Morian knight since she is afraid to lose another piece of the Triforce to Ganon.[57]

After Link uses the Mirror of Truth to reveal that Charles is in fact Ganon in disguise, the false knight takes the Triforce of Wisdom and takes Zelda with him as well, but afterward leaves her before he heads off into the woods. Zelda tells Link where Charles headed off to, and the young hero promptly defeats the Morian knight. With the Triforce of Wisdom in hand, Princess Zelda apologizes to the young hero for having been so foolish, then proceeds to celebrate Link's victory along with the rest of the kingdom.[58]

A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)

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Zelda, Queen of Hyrule

In the A Link to the Past comic by Shotaro Ishinomori, Princess Zelda shares a closer relationship with Link than in the game of the same name. She provides him support throughout his journey to rescue her from Agahnim's clutches,[59][60] even going as far as sharing a dream with the young hero.

At the beginning of the comic, Princess Zelda telepathically asks Link to rescue her from Hyrule Castle.[61] Although Link is successful in rescuing the princess, Agahnim finds her once they reach the Sanctuary. As he kidnaps her, Zelda explains to Link that the Master Sword is the only weapon that can defeat the evil wizard.[62] Zelda is then taken up to the top floor of Hyrule Castle, where, on a full moon, the final incantation will be cast upon Zelda to open the way to the Dark World. As Link is traveling through the Desert of Mystery to reach the Tower of Hera, Zelda appears to Link and explains that they are in a dream, for if two people dream the same thing, they will meet.[63] The princess tells Link to rest and encourages him to not give up while he begins to fall asleep on her lap, healing his injured arm in the process.[59][64]

Despite Link making it to Hyrule Castle before Agahnim casts his final incantation on the princess, he is unable to defeat the wizard, and Zelda is transported to the Dark World.[65] Link eventually discovers that she is being held in Turtle Rock and rescues her with the help of Roam. With Zelda now saved, the trio head to Ganon's Tower, where Roam dies while saving Princess Zelda from a specter of Agahnim approaching her. Ganon rises from Agahnim's body, but he is stunned by Link's Master Sword,[66] allowing Zelda to fire a Silver Arrow from Roam's Crossbow and defeat Ganon. With Hyrule now at peace, Zelda is crowned the Queen of Hyrule and in turn appoints Link as the Master of the Knights of Hyrule.[67] The young hero is then seen looking at the Master Sword back in its pedestal in the Lost Woods, when he then hears Zelda speak to him from behind. She begins to comment on how although the bond between them was so strong when she was in Ganon's clutches, now that they are both free and at peace, their duties now keep them apart, leaving the queen to feel alone.[68] As Zelda begins to gallop away on her horse, she confesses to Link that as long as she lives, she will never forget the time when they were together in their dreams.[69]

Philips CD-i Games

The Faces of Evil

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In The Faces of Evil, Zelda is the daughter of King Harkinian, whom she lives with in Hyrule Castle. She plays a small role in The Faces of Evil; when Link prepares to leave for Koridai after being informed that the island was captured by Ganon, he asks Zelda for a kiss of luck, but she rejects him. Later during his quest, Link and Gwonam learn that Zelda had been captured by Ganon during Link's absence and was put under a sleeping spell. While exploring Fortress Centrum, Link finds her asleep in its tower, but she turns out to actually be Goronu in disguise who ambushes him. After defeating Ganon, Link finds the real Zelda asleep in her cell in Ganon's Lair. Her curse is broken and she awakes when Link rings a nearby gong. He exclaims that he just saved her, though she teasingly does not believe him. Gwonam then arrives to take the pair back to Hyrule, and Zelda again rejects Link when he asks for a kiss.

The Wand of Gamelon

Zelda plays a much larger role as the playable character in The Wand of Gamelon. She is informed by her father, King Harkinian, that the island of Gamelon was seized by Ganon, and its ruler Duke Onkled is in urgent need of assistance. Zelda pleads with her father not to go when he volunteers to leave for the island, but is instead ordered to send Link should he fail to return. Impa reassures Zelda that the King will safely return, according to the Triforce of Wisdom. Despite the Triforce's prophecy, both King Harkinian and Link go missing, prompting Zelda and Impa to go to Gamelon to find them. There Zelda ventures to defeat Ganon's minions, who have seized control of the island. She eventually learns of her father's capture and Duke Onkled's betrayal, and works with Lord Kiro in finding Duke Onkled and coercing him into revealing Ganon's location. At the end of her quest, Zelda confronts Ganon at Reesong Palace and defeats him with the Wand of Gamelon, an item she found during her quest. Although King Harkinian is saved, Link remains missing, which Zelda quickly notices. Lady Alma, a woman who Zelda met on her quest, disregards him and Zelda retaliates by breaking her mirror. This causes Link to inexplicably reappear, implying that he was trapped inside it. When asked what had happened, Zelda laughs and tells Link they are about to have a feast.

Zelda's Adventure

Zelda in Zelda's Adventure

In Zelda's Adventure, Zelda is once again the playable character. Unlike her appearance from the previous CD-i games, she appears to be more humble and does not speak at all, akin to Link in canon games. She wields the Wand as opposed to a sword, which she uses as her main weapon and to cast offensive spells. She is summoned to Tolemac by the astronomer Gaspra as his chosen warrior to combat Ganon, who had stolen the land's Celestial Signs and had captured Link. Zelda thus embarks on her mission to recover the seven Signs and rescue Link, guided by Gaspra and Shurmak along the way. She battles the keepers of Tolemac's Shrines where the Signs are kept, and meets many other helpful and tricky characters. Eventually she finds the final Celestial Sign, but is stopped by Ganon and thrown into a series of fights in the Vision Henge, eventually leading to the final showdown with Ganon. Zelda defeats him, thus freeing Link and returning peace and light to Hyrule and Tolemac.

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

In the Link's Awakening manga by Ataru Cagiva, Link hears Princess Zelda's voice while unconscious after being struck by lightning.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

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Zelda from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
See SmashWiki's article on Zelda for more information.

Princess Zelda first appears as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series in Super Smash Bros. Melee. She is depicted as her adult form as seen in Ocarina of Time, wearing a pink and white dress with pink shoes. She is regarded by most as a lightweight character, being easy to kick off the screen. Although Zelda is considered to be slow-moving, she possess some mighty strength through her spell-based attacks. Zelda can use her Transform ability to turn herself into her alter-ego Sheik at any point during a battle, which turns her into a quicker character with a completely different set of moves.

Trophy Information

# Trophy First Game / Move Description How to unlock
40 SSBM Zelda Trophy Model.png
The Legend of Zelda
The crown princess of Hyrule. Zelda entrusted Link with the future of Hyrule after a revelation came to her in the world of dreams. She knows much about the Triforce; in fact, the only person who likely knows more about Triforce lore is Ganondorf himself, whom Zelda evaded in ‘‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’’ by transforming into her alter ego, Sheik. Complete Classic Mode as Zelda or Sheik
41 SSBM Zelda (Smash) Trophy Model.png
Zelda [Smash]
B: Nayru's Love
Smash B: Din's Fire
Zelda is a bit slow and, because of her light frame, easy to send flying. On the other hand, her magical skills lend her reliable and explosive attack power. Zelda's easier to use if you focus on waiting and countering rather than pressing attacks. She can use Nayru's Love to reflect projectile attacks or as an offensive weapon. Complete Adventure Mode as Zelda or Sheik
42 SSBM Zelda (Smash) Trophy Blue Model.png
Zelda [Smash]
Up & B: Farore's Wind
Down & B: Transform
Zelda's midair Lightning Kick centers immense magical power in the ball of her foot. If she strikes perfectly, the attack is as strong as can be. If her aim is slightly off, it'll be exceedingly weak. Farore's Wind again utilizes Zelda's magical prowess, this time by transporting her great distances. It's vital to know the lay of the land before using this move. Complete All-Star Mode as Zelda or Sheik

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Zelda returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this time appearing as she did in Twilight Princess but with more darkened colors. Sheik also appears, using a character model based on an unused design for Twilight Princess. However, her costume can be changed to look more like her Ocarina of Time appearance. While Zelda's moves are mostly unchanged from Super Smash Bros. Melee, Sheik's physical attack power has been dropped considerably to better balance the game. Her Final Smash as well as Sheik's is the Light Arrow.

Trophy Information

# Trophy Significant Games Description How to unlock
182 SSBB Zelda Trophy Model.png
The Legend of Zelda

Twilight Princess
The princessTriforce piece.png of Hyrule. In other games, her role changes between titles. In Ocarina of Time, she was hunted by the would-be conqueror, Ganondorf. She deceived him, however, by adopting the persona of Sheik. In Twilight Princess, she surrendered to Zant and was held as his prisoner. Clear Classic Mode as Zelda
183 SSBB Light Arrow (Zelda) Trophy Model.png
Light Arrow (Zelda)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Princess Zelda's Final Smash. She wields a mighty bow of light with which she can attack from afar. Her arrow travels in a straight line and flies through all characters unlucky enough to be in the way. This attack cannot be blocked. The more enemies there are, the higher the chances to get them all with one shot. More is always better! Clear All-Star Mode as Zelda
195 SSBB Robed Zelda (With Hood) Trophy Model.png
Robed Zelda (With Hood)
Twilight Princess The princess of Hyrule, loved and trusted by the people. When Hyrule is invaded by Zant from the Twilight Realm, Zelda is resolute in opposing him...but she chooses to protect her people and must surrender. From then on, she is imprisoned in the Twilight Hyrule Castle. In memory of the lost people of Hyrule, Zelda wears a black robe of mourning. Random
214 SSBB Zelda (Wind Waker) Trophy Model.png
Zelda (Wind Waker)
The Wind Waker The rightful successor of the throne and descendant of the true royal bloodline of Hyrule. She strove to put an end to the ongoing battles with Ganondorf. As the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom, she became a target of the resurrected Ganondorf. Although she was hidden in Hyrule Castle, Ganondorf managed to find and kidnap her. Random

Sticker Information

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Young Zelda Sticker Icon.png
Young Zelda
The Minish Cap Battering Resistance +16 This sticker is only usable by Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and Toon Link
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Young Zelda
Ocarina of Time [Electric] - Attack +20 All
SSBB Zelda Sticker Icon.png
A Link to the Past [Magic] - Attack +27 This sticker is only usable by Peach and Zelda
SSBB Zelda Sticker Icon 2.png
Ocarina of Time [Flame] - Resistance +18 This sticker is only usable by Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and Toon Link

Hyrule Warriors

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Zelda from
Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Princess Zelda is the leader of the Hyrulean Army and the princess of Hyrule. As an incarnation of Zelda, she is the embodiment of Hylia and holds the Triforce of Wisdom. She is a playable character who has a Rapier as her basic weapon and also utilizes her Bow and Light Arrows. She uses a rapid combination of the Spells from Ocarina of Time (Nayru's Love, Farore's Wind, and Din's Fire) as her Special Technique while she has her Focus Spirit enabled. She also has a unique mechanic where she can summon orbs of light to enhance her attacks.

An alternate weapon she acquires is the Baton, with her default being the Wind Waker. She uses it to conjure magical music made from wind and lightning in order to attack. While not as speedy as her default, she is given attacks with a lot more range and crowd control. Some of the songs she can use are "Saria's Song", the "Song of Storms", the "Earth God's Lyric", and the "Wind God's Aria".

In the Twilight Princess DLC Pack, her third weapon is the Dominion Rod. The rod can be used to summon and control one of two different statues at a time. They act as a second weapon in that they attack alongside the Rod's standard light-energy attacks. They also greatly increase the range and power of Zelda's regular attacks and combos. It is of the Dark Element.

Zelda appears to be based upon her Twilight Princess appearance, but slightly more stylized. Her default battle outfit is modeled on her usual pink dress but includes greaves, a fauld, gauntlets, pauldrons, and a breastplate. Her Twilight Princess, Ocarina of Time, and Skyward Sword incarnations are included with the Wisdom costumes set.

In Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, her Breath of the Wild outfit is included when completing the first Scenario along with Link's Champion Tunic.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Zelda makes a return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. Her moveset is mostly the same as the one in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, just with new visual effects. She is now a separate character from Sheik, which adds a new move to her set called Phantom Slash, in which she summons a Phantom that can be used either as a ranged attack or as defense.

Zelda relies on magic-based attacks to fight, which are the spells seen in Ocarina of Time; Din's Fire, Farore's Wind, and Nayru's Love. However, they behave differently from their original appearance. Din's Fire is a fireball which Zelda can control, allowing it to travel long distances in a straight or curved lines. Farore's Wind can be used anywhere, serving as Zelda's recovery move. Nayru's Love starts out in its surrounding diamond form, but shatters moments later. The shards deal slight damage to anyone surrounding Zelda. The spell does not prevent melee damage as in Ocarina of Time, but it can now reflect projectile attacks.

Trophy Information

# Trophy Appears in Description How to unlock
SSBfN3DS Zelda Trophy Model.png SSBfWU Zelda Trophy Model.png The Legend of Zelda

Twilight Princess
This is the namesake of the Legend of Zelda games. Her appearance may change, but she always plays an important role. In Smash Bros., she's quick on the draw when it comes to magic, though a bit slow when moving. She has a new move that summons a Phantom to her aid. Clear Classic Mode as Zelda
SSBfN3DS Zelda (Alt.) Trophy Model.png SSBfWU Zelda (Alt.) Trophy Model.png The Legend of Zelda

Twilight Princess
Zelda's forward air attack, Lightning Kick, is a valiant kick with a magically charged tip. Striking with just the glowing spot will deal heavy damage and launch your opponent. Din's Fire, her explosive side special, can be guided up and down and has a greater blast if the button is held. Clear All-Star Mode as Zelda

Zelda (Alt.)
217 100px N/A Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time 3D
The Princess of Hyrule chosen by the goddesses. Zelda dreams of a darkness descending on Hyrule and tells Link where he must travel next. Fleeing Ganondorf, she gives Link the Ocarina of Time. It is seven long years before he is heard from again... Random
Young Zelda (Ocarina of Time)
218 100px N/A Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time 3D
In the seven years following Link's disappearance, Hyrule falls under the rule of the evil Ganondorf and Zelda grows into a young woman.To help Link in his quest to find the seven Sages, she takes on the guise of a young man named Sheik. The real identity of this mysterious helper is just one of the suprises awaiting Link. Random
Adult Zelda (Ocarina of Time)
231 100px N/A Spirit Tracks This Princess Zelda lives a suitably peaceful royal existence in Hyrule Castle. "Existence", however, is relative, and her life gets turned upside down after something awful happens along the way to the Tower of Spirits with Link. What will this spirited young woman do as only a spirit?! Random
Zelda (Spirit Tracks)
232 100px N/A Spirit Tracks In The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Chancellor Cole casts Zelda out of her body, so she agrees to join Link on his quest in spirit form. On the plus side, Link (and you!) can still see and hear her as you explore temples together. She'll even possess a Phantom or two if it helps Link get the job done! Random
Zelda's Spirit (Spirit Tracks)
184 N/A SSBfWU Light Arrow (Zelda) Trophy Model.png - In many Legend of Zelda games, the sacred Light Arrows are required to defeat the final boss. In this game, Zelda fires one straight across the screen for her Final Smash. If it passes through multiple foes, the ones hit first will take the most damage. The Light Arrow has a lot of launching power, making it great for getting KOs! Clear All-Star mode as Zelda
Light Arrow (Zelda)
209 N/A SSBfWU Zelda (Wind Waker) Trophy Model.png The Wind Waker Princess Zelda plays a variety of roles throughout the games bearing her name. In The Wind Waker, she's a pirate who travels the seas without knowing her true identity. Even when she learns she's a princess, she quickly returns to her piratey ways. In the end, she takes up a bow to fight beside Link. Random
Zelda (Wind Waker)
216 N/A SSBfWU Hooded Zelda Trophy Model.png Twilight Princess When a dark shadow invades Hyrule, Zelda sacrifices herself and is imprisoned in the world of Twilight. Her dark attire while a prisoner is appropriate to the title of the game, but Link's bravery convinces her to toss the robes and take up her bow and arrows instead. Random
Hooded Zelda

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Young Zelda — Spirit Battle Information

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Young Zelda
SSBU Primary Spirit Icon.png Primary Spirit
No. 189
Team Power SSBU Shield Type Icon.png Shield | 3700 Rank ★★ ADVANCED Fighter(s)
Stage Hyrule Castle Theme "Ocarina of Time Medley" SSBU Zelda Stock Icon 7.png Zelda
SSBU Young Link Stock Icon 5.png Young Link
Rule(s) Hazard(s)
 · Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle

Zelda (Breath of the Wild) — Spirit Battle Information

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Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
SSBU Support Spirit Icon.png Support Spirit
No. 238
Team Power SSBU Shield Type Icon.png Shield | 9200 Rank ★★★ ACE Fighter(s)
Stage Great Plateau Tower Theme "Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" SSBU Zelda Stock Icon 3.png Zelda
SSBU Link Stock Icon.png Link
SSBU Inkling Stock Icon 5.png Inkling
SSBU Donkey Kong Stock Icon 7.png Donkey Kong
SSBU Falco Stock Icon 3.png Falco
SSBU Zero Suit Samus Stock Icon 8.png Zero Suit Samus
Rule(s) Hazard(s)
 · Stamina battle
 · Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
 · Defeat an army of fighters

Young Zelda — Spirit Information

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Young Zelda
No. 189
Lv. 1
Type SHIELD Strength 876
Rank ★★ ADVANCED Defense 824
Slot(s) ⎔⎔ Power 1700
Trait Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99
This Spirit has no Trait.

Zelda (Ocarina of Time) — Spirit Information

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Zelda (Ocarina of Time)
No. 190
Lv. 1
Type SHIELD Strength 1661
Rank ★★★★ LEGEND Defense 2891
Slot(s) ⎔⎔ Power 5007
Trait Assist Killer
Increases damage dealt to assist trophies.

Zelda (Breath of the Wild) — Spirit Information

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Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
No. 238
Rank ★★★ ACE Cost ⬣⬣
Poison Immunity
Grants immunity to poison.

Zelda (The Wind Waker) — Spirit Information

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Zelda (The Wind Waker)
No. 247
Lv. 1
Type SHIELD Strength 1937
Rank ★★★★ LEGEND Defense 2466
Slot(s) ⎔⎔ Power 4975
Trait Chance of Double Final Smash
Sometimes grants a second Final Smash after using a Final Smash.

Zelda (Spirit Tracks) — Spirit Information

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Zelda (Spirit Tracks)
No. 259
Lv. 1
Type SHIELD Strength 1326
Rank ★★★ ACE Defense 1465
Slot(s) ⎔⎔ Power 3014
Trait Trade-Off Ability 🠅
Start battles with 30% damage and slightly increased attack, defense, and move speed.

Zelda reappears as a playable Fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Her design and moves are now based on those in A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds. On a related note, this marks the first time Zelda has a design that is not from the same game as either Link or Ganondorf. According to Masahiro Sakurai, this was because Zelda from Breath of the Wild was determined to not be an appropriate fighter in the game after playing through an advance prerelease copy of the game as part of research material for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Zelda also has a new Final Smash, the Triforce of Wisdom.

Zelda appears as a Fighter Spirit that can be obtained by either clearing "Wisdom Prevails", Zelda's Classic Mode Route, or by purchasing it from the Shop for G 300. Zelda also appears as the Young Zelda Primary Spirit, the Zelda (Ocarina of Time) Primary Spirit, the Zelda (Breath of the Wild), Support Spirit, the Zelda (The Wind Waker) Primary Spirit, and the Zelda (Spirit Tracks) Primary Spirit.

The Young Zelda, Zelda (Breath of the Wild) Spirits can be obtained through Spirit Battles. The Zelda (Ocarina of Time), Zelda (The Wind Waker), and Zelda (Spirit Tracks) Spirits can be obtained by leveling the Young Zelda, Tetra, and Phantom Spirits to Level 99 and enhancing them.

The Young Zelda Spirit Battle takes place at Hyrule Castle and is a reference to Princess Zelda and Link from Ocarina of Time. The Zelda (Breath of the Wild) Spirit Battle is a reference to the events of Breath of the Wild following the second Great Calamity. In order to beat Zelda, Zero Suit Samus (Urbosa), Falco (Revali), Donkey Kong (Daruk), and Inkling (Mipha) Fighters must be defeated. To further cement their ties to their allegorical counterparts, Zero Suit Samus wields a Killing Edge and Donkey Kong wields an Ore Club, representative of the Scimitar of the Seven and the Boulder Breaker, respectively.

In World of Light, Zelda briefly speaks in the opening scene, where she tells the other fighters to stow their fear, as it's "now or never" regarding taking out the armada of Master Hands that Galeem summoned.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "We may not need a hero to fight off this attack. We may not even need you." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 13 )
  2. "You were standing on this flower, you brute!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  3. "Quick, take these and try to open the gate. Zelda and I will try to hold off Gohma." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  4. "Back-to-back Princess, fast!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 1 )
  5. Link and Zelda fighting Stalfos back-to-back in "The Ringer"
  6. "Link: Stay here, princess! Zelda: Fat chance!" — Link and Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 3 )
  7. "Better take these boomerangs. No telling what we will run into down there." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 8 )
  8. "So, you're playing with magic, eh, princess? Let me show you it's done." — Ganon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 6 )
  9. "I MUST get the Triforce to fight Ganon, you hold them here." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 12 )
  10. "This thing is heavy. Why don't you make it float like you usually do?" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  11. "Ta da! Saved ya again. Kiss me." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 5 )
  12. "I'm glad too. And thanks for rescuing me. You still want a kiss?" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
  13. "Mmm...shut up and kiss me!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 6 )
  14. "We did it! Kiss me!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  15. "Zelda could only see Link if...if she was in love with him! Zelda in love with Link? Augh! How disgusting!" — Ganon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 12 )
  16. "No! I mean...maybe just a little." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 12 )
  17. "Don't get a swelled head. I just like you a little, that's all." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 12 )
  18. "Love you? Hah! It's just that without your body you're even MORE useless than usual." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 12 )
  19. 19.0 19.1 "It would sure help if I had a bow! I can't fire a sword blast worth a darn!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 8 [To the First Power])
  20. "Yow! She MEANT it! But...Zelda NEVER misses..."  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 6 [Queen of Hearts])
  21. 21.0 21.1 "The Magic Trophy Ganon stole is hidden in the lower chambers! The town of Ruto will perish unless it is returned! We MUST find it! [...] I am NOT going back! Why should I?"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 2 [The Power])
  22. "The people of Saria need me now! Besides, if we are weaker without OUR Triforce, so is Ganon without HIS!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 2 [Day of the Triforce])
  23. "We have won! All hail Zelda!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 5 [Day of the Triforce])
  24. "Attack, Saria people! Zelda does not fight alone this day!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 9 [Day of the Triforce])
  25. "Ganon will PAY for this! Today, he is without his greatest source of Power! We must strike now! I swear, I will destroy Ganon forever!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 5 [Day of the Triforce])
  26. "Wait! It may be dangerous. Let me come with you!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 10 [The Power])
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 "Not WE. Just ME. You're going back to the overworld! [...] Because it's gotten too dangerous down here. Because I'm a hero, this is MY job! Because I'm going to protect you whether you like it or not! And because...because I love you."  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 3 [The Power])
  28. "Hmmm... safe enough to kiss me, Princess?"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. Missing in Action)
  29. "Aw, heck! Something ALWAYS happens every time I'm about to get a smooch!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 3 [The Power])
  30. "Zelda: Because you LOVE me...and I love YOU."  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 6 (The Price))
  31. "Yet... To save Link's life, you offered to surrender the Triforce of Wisdom to the evil one."  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 8 [Assault])
  32. "The Triforce of Wisdom is kept by Princess Zelda in Hyrule's North Palace. Its guidance helps her rule the kingdom wisely. In times of dire need, the Triforce helps her cast powerful magic spells!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. Bonus 1 [Issue 3])
  33. "Zelda said that the only way to keep the Triforce of Wisdom safe from Ganon is for her to take it far away and never return!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 2 [Missing in Action])
  34. "In the Fifth Palace of Hyrule is a magic flute that will transport me to a distant place. Ganon will never find me"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 5 [Missing in Action])
  35. "Mister, wherever you are is the safest place we'll ever be."  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 10 [Missing in Action])
  36. "Stop worrying, Link. If I'm going to learn to fight in Ganon's Underworld, I've got to practice on my own."  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 1 [To the First Power])
  37. "Your spell didn't harm me! How? The Triforce of Courage protected me! [...] The Triforce of Courage has left your heart...and come to me!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 7 [The Price])
  38. "Don't you see what's happening?! You don't have to JOIN Ganon! You've BECOME Ganon!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 8 [The Price])
  39. "There is a price either way. My LIFE, if I give up the Power! My SOUL, if I keep it! I choose to keep...MY SOUL!"  (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 9 [The Price])
  40. "There's a magic bond between them." — Link (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode Having a Ball )
  41. "Something's happened to the Triforce. And if it's destroyed, it could finish her!" — Link (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode Having a Ball )
  42. "It will guide us to them, but we must hurry." — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode Having a Ball )
  43. "I want you out of my kingdom, now!" — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode Having a Ball )
  44. "In a flash, Zelda lets fly two arrows, piercing two two closest moblin. The others pour into the small room over the bodies of their fallen comrades, slobbering and jabbering in their awful tongue."  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 27)
  45. "In a split second, she notches one of the strange arrows into her bowstring and takes aim on the nearest gibdo. It's close enough for her to smell its rotting cloth bandages."  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 18)
  46. "'Drat!' she yells. 'Arrows are no good against these monsters.' She draws her dagger to fend off the weird flying goblins.'"  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 65)
  47. "Before he can make up his mind, a bent old woman in a black dress hobbles toward him. It's Zelda's nurse, Impa."  (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 83)
  48. "'Estragon!' Zelda cries. 'My old teacher. I thought you were Ganon's spy.'"  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 7)
  49. "Two steps behind is Zelda's best friend, Link."  (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 2)
  50. "'Did you hear something?' Zelda asks, stopping suddenly. 'Hear something?' Link replies. Zelda scowls. 'Do you have to repeat everything I say?' 'Repeat everything you say?' Link grins."  (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 2)
  51. "'I'm not in the mood for jokes, Link. I have a strange feeling Ganon and his forces might be lurking around here.' 'Ohhh,' Link cries. 'Lurking'--pretty big word, Zel. Been hitting the books again?'"  (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 2)
  52. "Link grins. 'Maybe now you'll better appreciate the talent here at home.' Zelda looks confused. 'Talent?' she says. 'Where?' Then she grins and they both burst out laughing."  (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 2)
  53. "'I already have the Triforce of Power, but I need all three parts of the Triforce to complete my hold on Hyrule. Since I cannot get the Triforces of Courage and Wisdom from you, then you shall not be able to use them, either,' he says. 'With this magic scroll, I have cast a spell to encase them in unbreakable crystal. Of course, since the Triforce of Courage is in Link's heart, I'm afraid the poor boy will have to be shut up in the crystal also. Sorry about that.'"  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 65)
  54. "'Not likely,' says Ganon. 'There's only one way to break the crystal, and I don't think you'll ever figure it out, or find the three things you need. By this time tomorrow, Link will be trapped in the crystal forever!'"  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 65)
  55. "Link gets ready to throw the spear. As he does, Ganon stumbles backward. 'The spear!' says the evil wizard in a trembling voice. 'How did you find it?'"  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 17)
  56. "'Oh, Link,' she says exCitedly. 'You should have seen Charles just now! Three Darknuts jumped out of the woods at us, all at once. I was too dizzy to help, but Charles beat one of them, and then the other two just ran away in fear! [...] Charles is a wizard with a sword.'"  (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 119)
  57. "'Your new friend, Charles, is a fine young man. I was thinking...would it be premature to show him the Triforce?' Zelda looks startled. 'Well, I--' [...] 'But our enemy Ganon already has the Triforce of Power,' Zelda says. 'If we lose our Triforce of Wisdom, Ganon would be that much closer to ruling us all.'"  (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 17)
  58. "'Oh, Link'! she says. Her cheeks are red with embarrassment. 'I can't believe I was such an idiot.'"  (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 17)
  59. 59.0 59.1 "Zelda: You must be very tired... You have give us so much hope... You can't give up now... [...] Please rest...don't worry..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 9)
  60. "Link! Only a single night remains! Agahnim will cast his incantation on me under a full moon! Link! You must hurry! If he succeeds, the seal of the wise men will be broken! The entrance to the Dark World will be thrown open and evil will overwhelm us! Do not forget the sacrifice your uncle made trying to foil Agahnim's plot! And your parents... Do you think it was an accident that they fell into the Dark World?! Please, you must destroy Agahnim before his evil magic leads to Hyrule's destruction!book=A Link to the Past"  ( (Nintendo Power) pg. 4)
  61. "Link... Help me... I'm being held prisoner in the castle... Help me... My name is Zelda..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 4)
  62. "It's no use fighting Agahnim with an ordinary sword! You need the Master Sword of legends past!"  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 17)
  63. "We are in our dream... If two people dream the same thing, they will meet..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 8)
  64. "My hurts..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 9)
  65. "I have been awaiting your arrival, foolish hero! Watch now as your precious princess vanishes--before your very eyes! Behold! The last moment of Princess Zelda! NOW!"  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 13,14)
  66. "His sword... I am paralyzed..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 6)
  67. "Link was appointed as Master of the Knights of Hyrule by the newly-crowned Queen Zelda."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 13)
  68. "It's ironic, isn't it... The psychic link between us was so strong when I was in Ganon's clutches... But now that we are both free, and at seem so distant, guarding the Triforce... I am alone."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 14)
  69. "As long as I live, I shall never forget the time when we were together in our dreams..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 14)