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Rosa

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Rosa
Rosa.png
Race Subrosian
Gender Female[1]
Game(s)
Era Era of Light and Dark
Theme Music

Rosa is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2]

Biography

Oracle of Seasons

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Rosa is an orange-cloaked, ribbon-wearing Subrosian first met after finishing the Gnarled Root Dungeon. As Link begins his search for the Rod of Seasons, he stumbles across Rosa, who is shouting about the Temple of Seasons falling into Subrosia. As she does not want people following her back to Subrosia, Rosa does her best to make sure nobody follows her.

Later on, Link meets Rosa again, giving her a new ribbon as she had recently lost hers.[1] Grateful, Rosa decides that she will go out with Link, enabling him to use her key to unlock locked doors across Subrosia, including the Tower of Summer.[3] Afterwards, Rosa will follow Link around Subrosia anytime he asks her. She will not, however, leave Subrosia, leaving Link if he does so.

Rosa is considered very attractive among their race.[4] Many Subrosians express shock, or jealousy if Link talks to them while traveling with Rosa.[5]

Oracle of Ages

In a Linked Game of Oracle of Ages, Rosa appears on Crescent Island. She helps Link get his Shovel back from the Tokay. However, she will not follow Link around, telling him her trip's theme is that of "the independent woman."[6] She later appears at the Goron Dance Hall in Rolling Ridge, where she comments that she believes the Subrosian Dance is cooler.[7]

Nomenclature

Rosa's Japanese name is ウララ, a popular Japanese girl name meaning "beauty" that also functions as a pun on her race's name, which is ウーラ. Because the race received another name in the Western world to preserve the meaning of "hidden," the Ūra Urara became the Subrosian Rosa to preserve the pun.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese ウララ (Urara)
French Republic FrenchEU Rosa

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rosa has been so happy ever since some guy gave her a new Ribbon. But I heard he's a total dork." — Subrosian (Oracle of Seasons)
  2. "Rosa" (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 250(OoS) & 254(OoA))
  3. "Rosa's key can open any door, even ones in the "temple."" — Subrosian (Oracle of Seasons)
  4. "I'm so jealous! I want to date Rosa!!!" — Subrosian (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "You and Rosa? No way! You're not on a date, are you?!?" — Subrosian (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "Actually, the theme of my trip is "the independent woman," so you have to wait for another date." — Rosa (Oracle of Ages)
  7. "Hi, Link! The Goron Dance is all the rage in these mountains! But the Subrosian Dance is way cooler. These Gorons have a ways to go!" — Rosa (Oracle of Ages)