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Fairy Queen
ArtworkModelSprite
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Race Fairy
Gender Female[1]
Game(s)
Era Era of the Great Sea
Shadow Era
Era of Light and Dark

The Fairy Queen,(LANS | TWW | FSA)[2][3][4] also known as the Queen Fairy,(OoA)[5] the Queen of the Fairies,(TWW)[6] and the Queen of Fairies,(TWW)[7] is the Fairy that rules over all of the Fairies and Great Fairies in The Legend of Zelda series. The Fairy Queen goes unnamed in Link's Awakening DX. They are known to be much more powerful than the Great Fairies, and as such, they can empower Link with abilities that no Great Fairy can bestow upon the young hero.[1] Various Fairy Queens have appeared throughout the series with their appearances changing drastically between each game.

Biography

A Link to the Past

Main article: Venus
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In A Link to the Past, a Fairy Queen named Venus lives in the Pond of Happiness located inside a cave on an island in the middle of Lake Hylia.

Link's Awakening DX

The Fairy Queen of Link's Awakening DX in her fountain

In Link's Awakening DX, a Great Fairy who is proclaimed as the Fairy Queen can be found within the Link's Awakening DX-exclusive dungeon, the Color Dungeon.[8] She is residing in the last room in a pool, and as thanks for visiting her, she will offer to grant Link the 'power of color' by changing his green tunic into either a Red Clothes or a Blue Clothes. The Red Tunic will increase the offense of Link's weapons, whereas the Blue Tunic will increase his defense against attacks.[9] Link can revisit the Fairy Queen to change between the two tunics, but he can never change back into his green tunic.

Oracle of Ages

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The Fairy Queen in Oracle of Ages is known as the guardian of the sea and lives near the Eyeglass Island Library, protecting the waters of the Zora Seas.[5] When Link first meets her, she has been transfigured by Veran into an Octorok, and informs the young hero that only by sprinkling the Fairy Powder on her can she return to her normal appearance.[10] Link finds the powder and uses it on her, restoring her as the Fairy Queen and cleansing the sea of Veran's evil influence.[11]

Curiously, the Fairy Queen from Oracle of Ages has the same appearance as the Great Fairies from this and other portable Zelda games. The only difference between them is their color: the Fairy Queen is red while other Great Fairies are orange.

The Wind Waker

Queen of Fairies (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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Queen of Fairies
Birthplace: Fairy Island
Talent: Empowering arrows with fire and ice

She appears to be but a child, but she is much greater and more powerful than the Great Fairies. She will grant Link the power to add fire and ice to his arrows.

The Queen of the Fairies in The Wind Waker is located in the Mother and Child Isles,[7] which can be accessed only by using the Ballad of Gales and after rescuing Aryll from the Forsaken Fortress. She rewards Link with the ability to wield Fire Arrows and Ice Arrows.[12]

Unlike previous Fairy Queens, she has the voice, appearance, and mannerisms of a child, although it is unknown if this is her true form: the mechanical sounds in her variation of the Great Fairy music, her puppetry of a Great Fairy doll, and a 'cut puppet strings' motion when she disappears lends credence to this. She also holds a doll resembling a Great Fairy, which is what she uses to grant the young hero the Fire and Ice Arrows. After the Queen of the Fairies hands over the powerful Arrows, she flirts with Link by saying that he is just her type,[13] which embarrasses him.

Four Swords Adventures

The Queen of Fairies as seen in Four Swords Adventures

The Queen of Fairies also makes a small cameo in Four Swords Adventures during the Hyrule Castle level. She had heard the Shrine Maidens' cries from afar and came to the castle in an attempt to help them, but found that the castle was overtaken by fiends who captured her and split her into two Zoras.[14] She asks the four Links to find her other half, and when he does, they reunite and reveal themselves to be the Fairy Queen,[15] who easily obliterates the barrier and soldiers guarding the entrance to the castle.[16][17] As thanks for helping her, the Queen of Fairies promises the four Links to tell the other Great Fairies to help them whenever needed.[18]

Even though the Fairy Queen has a similar appearance as the one from The Wind Waker, she curiously refers to herself as a Great Fairy after she recovers her true form.[15] The power used by the Fairy Queen during the Hyrule Castle level is the first and only time thus far that allows the audience to catch a glimpse of the tremendous power that Fairy Queens possess.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 女神 (Megami) (ALttP)
妖精の女王 (Yōsei no Joō)
超妖精 (Chō Yōsei) (FSA)
Goddess
Queen of Fairies
Super Fairy
French Republic FrenchEU Reine des Fées Queen of Fairies
Federal Republic of Germany German Feen-Königin Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Fata Regina Same as English.
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Reina de las Hadas Queen of the Fairies

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "She appears to be but a child, but she is much greater and much more powerful than the Great Fairies. She will grant Link the power to add fire and ice to his arrows." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  2. "Fairy Queen" — N/A (Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch))
  3. Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 233 (TWWHD)
  4. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 23 (FSA)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Please listen, young one! You may not believe this, but I am the Queen Fairy, guardian of this sea! The curse of an evil one named Veran has made me appear so!" — Queen Fairy (Oracle of Ages)
  6. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 23 (TWWHD)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Today I have prepared a pictograph of the Queen of Fairies." — Lenzo (The Wind Waker)
  8. "The fairy queen is waiting for you." — Skeletal Guard (Link's Awakening DX)
  9. "Welcome, Link . I admire you for coming this far. I will give you the power of color. If you want offense, choose red. If you want defense choose blue. Which power do you want?" — Great Fairy (Link's Awakening DX)
  10. "The magic of Fairy Powder can turn me back to normal. Veran has poisoned the sea. Soon all living things in it will perish! Please go find some Fairy Powder!" — Fairy Queen (Oracle of Ages)
  11. "You brought me Fairy Powder! Now I can return to normal! Sprinkle the powder on me! Thank you, young one! Now I can cleanse the seas of evil!" — Fairy Queen (Oracle of Ages)
  12. "I like you. And so, I shall give new power to the bow that you wield." — Queen of the Fairies (The Wind Waker HD)
  13. "Child... I must tell you... You are just my type. Tee hee hee!" — Queen of the Fairies (The Wind Waker HD)
  14. "I heard the maidens' cries and came running to find the castle a nest of fiends. They captured me and split me in two. That's why I look so horrible right now. Please, I beg of you. Reunite my two halves! Make me whole again!" — Fairy Queen (Four Swords Adventures)
  15. 15.0 15.1 "I didn't think I would ever be allowed to reclaim my true form as a Great Fairy again! Thank you so much, brave ones!" — Fairy Queen (Four Swords Adventures)
  16. "Uh-oh! It looks like those soldiers have noticed us. I'll take care of this!" — Fairy Queen (Four Swords Adventures)
  17. "So this is the magical barrier that barred your way? Allow me to take care of this." — Fairy Queen (Four Swords Adventures)
  18. "I'll let all of my friends throughout Hyrule know... "If you run into four travelers with one face, tend to their weariness and ease the burden of their travels!"" — Fairy Queen (Four Swords Adventures)